Integrated Course Design

Teaching is a complex human action. The many tasks that are involved comprise four general components:

  • Knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Decisions about the purpose and nature of the
    learning experience.
  • Interactions with students (through lectures,
    discussions, office visits, etc.).
  • Management of the entire instructional event.

Download the PDF. For additional information on this topic see Dee Fink’s book “Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses” available from Jossey-Bass at or