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Common Intellectual Experiences (CIEs) refer to any curricular and/or co-curricular program designed to build a student cohort focused on a common, broad theme.
Contact
Dr. James M. Lucas, Assistant Dean, Global Education and Curriculum
Phone
517-355-0171
Email
lucasjam@msu.edu
Website
http://undergrad.msu.edu/programs/cie
Common Intellectual Experiences (CIEs) refer to any curricular and/or co-curricular program designed to build a student cohort focused on a common, broad theme.

The goals of a CIE are to build community amongst participants, explore diverse academic and cultural perspectives related to the theme, and connect the curriculum to real-world experience and application.  MSU offers a variety of options for incoming students to participate in CIEs during their first year.

One large CIE open to all first-year students is the One Book One Community program.  MSU's academic units offer small CIEs for sub-sets of incoming first-year students.  These CIE's typically link two classes around a theme, connecting that theme to activities outside the classroom.  Students who participate in a CIE cohort must enroll for both classes in the experience.
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