The Integrative Core (IC) is designed to help students develop skills in written and oral communication throughout their academic careers at Mount Union. Each part of the IC contains a written and oral communication component, with more sophisticated and challenging requirements as students progress through the IC. In order to make sure that the development of communication skills is on the right track, successful completion of the IC requires successful completion of a Second Year Written and Oral Communication (WOC) Portfolio. Students will upload samples of written work and videos of oral communication assignments to an electronic portfolio. A team of faculty members will evaluate the portfolios to ensure that each student has met the high standards needed for communication needs during the junior and senior years. A student must be able to perform at a level commensurate with end-of-second-year students. Students are expected to submit a Second Year WOC Portfolio by the end of their 4th semester. The portfolio must be completed successfully prior to enrollment in the IC Capstone.