Integral Theory and Practice

Instructor: Clint Fuhs

At Ubiquity, you will encounter dozens of different perspectives, ideas, and ways of doing things. How do you make sense of them all? Integral Theory gives you a map on which you can locate all the different things you experience and come across. It enables you to relate all the pieces of the puzzle to each other without having to judge which is right or wrong because you see how different viewpoints fit together into a larger whole. The question is: where does each aspect fit? When Ubiquity students are equipped with this comprehensive philosophical framework, then rich, stimulating, and enlightening conversations can flow across the university and around the world. An integral framework enables you to hold several perspectives simultaneously, which is the key to learning to think globally. You are also better prepared to make a significant positive impact as you engage with the world.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  1. Students will develop a robust understanding of the five primary elements of the AQAL framework along with an ability to locate the AQAL distinctions in their awareness.
  2. Students will demonstrate a capacity to apply the elements of the AQAL approach to areas of personal, professional, or academic interest.
  3. Students will utilize the AQAL approach to make sense of and situate diverse and competing truth claims, disciplines, belief systems/worldviews, and models of practice/growth.
  4. Students will develop their written communication skills along with their capacity to make well-reasoned and well-structured arguments.
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