The All College Curriculum
In order to acquire the skills and master the subject areas and perspectives listed above, students must complete the following requirements during their four-year program of study:
CC 101 First-Year Seminar: Different Voices
PE 100 Concepts in Health Management
EN 101 Composition and Literature I
EN 102 Composition and Literature II
Literature* (1 course): any literature course that meets criteria; taken in freshman or sophomore year
Quantitative Reasoning* (1 course): mathematics or statistics.
The Social World* (1 course): psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, or law; taken in freshman or sophomore year.
Historical Understanding* (1 course): any history course that meets criteria.
Scientific Understanding* (1 course): taken in freshman or sophomore year.
Humanities or Fine Arts* (1 course): art history, philosophy, religion, humanities courses, foreign language, music appreciation, studio art, drama, photography, creative writing.
Exploration Courses*: three (3) additional Perspectives courses.
* If any of these areas are already required as professional preparation in a students major, the All College Curriculum requirement is satisfied.
Junior Year Interdisciplinary Seminar
The purpose of the Junior Year Interdisciplinary Seminar is to create a shared academic experience for all students, to integrate knowledge learned in the first two years, and to illustrate that comprehensive understanding best emerges from an interdisciplinary approach. The overall theme of the seminars is Understanding the Human Condition. Each course covers a broad-based subject that looks at significant issues from multidisciplinary viewpoints. The seminar format includes readings, group discussions, and research and writing assignments. Each course is writing-intensive. The Junior Year Interdisciplinary Seminars, which have a JR prefix, can be found in the Course Descriptions section of this Catalog.
300-level Course (in social sciences, humanities or science)
Senior Capstone Course (within program or major)
Additional Skills and Perspectives
Oral and Written Communication Requirements
Note: These are not additional requirements, but courses inside or outside the program/major that have been identified as meeting the requirements for writing-intensive or oral communication courses:
- Written: 3 courses beyond EN 102 must be writing-intensive (W) courses
(the Junior Year Interdisciplinary Seminar and two other W courses).
- Oral: 2 courses must be oral communication (O) courses.
Courses that have been approved to date as meeting the All College Curriculum (ACC) writing-intensive (W) requirement are as follows: AR 433, CM 204, EN 220, HI 303, HI 304, HI 307, HI 309, HI 310, PS 301, VT 208, and VT 330. As previously noted, all Junior Year Interdisciplinary Seminar courses (JR 300-level courses) are writing-intensive. Oral communication (O) courses approved to date are as follows: AF 311, CH 207, EN 105, LS 280, and LS 380.
Courses that have been approved to date as meeting the All College Curriculum (ACC) writing-intensive (W) and/or oral communication (O) requirements are also identified in the Course Descriptions section of this Catalog at the end of the description of each applicable course in italics and bold print as follows:
· ACC: W course
· ACC: O course
Programs/majors must also demonstrate which courses or experiences (instructional or co-curricular) provide students with the opportunity, over four years, to develop the following skills and perspectives:
· critical thinking
· creative thinking
· information literacy
· technology competency
· interpersonal skills
· appreciation of diversity
· moral and ethical reasoning
· professional preparation