32 courses are required for graduation, subject to restrictions on residency, fractional credit, transfer credit, and course load. Except where noted, individual courses may be counted toward multiple requirements.
Students will complete the First-Year Seminar in Critical Inquiry in their first semester.
In coordination with the First-Year Seminar Program and the Program in Writing:
Students will complete a course (R) from any department or program that examines the religious dimension of humankind in relation to issues of cultural, social, historical, or ethical significance.
Note: A student may not use the same course in fulfillment of both the Studies in Cultural Difference requirement and the Religious Perspectives requirement.
Students will demonstrate basic quantitative proficiency through completion of a course (Q) that involves a substantial element of quantitative reasoning.
Students will complete no fewer than two approved courses in each of three academic areas: Arts and Humanities (*), History and Social Sciences (#), Mathematical and Natural Sciences (+). [An individual course may be counted toward only one of these three areas.]
Students will complete a major in a department or program. The number of courses required in the major, excluding Independent Study, shall be no less than seven and no more than thirteen, of which no more than nine shall be in the same department. A maximum of twelve course credits in any one department, excluding Independent Study, may be counted toward graduation.
Students will complete three courses in Independent Study:
Some students may find their educational objectives best served in a curricular pattern other than the normal one. In such cases, after consultation with the appropriate faculty members, the student may present a plan to the Upperclass Programs Committee for approval. The student will be expected to outline precise aims and a plan of procedure in accordance with established guidelines. This plan must be submitted to the Upperclass Programs Committee no later than one month prior to registration in the second semester of the sophomore year. In considering applications for special majors, the Committee shall make decisions based on the intellectual content and rigor of the proposed program, and its integrity as a major in the liberal arts. While the Committee may also take into consideration preparation for graduate education, certification, or licensing, these shall not be the determining factors in the Committee's decision. Students interested in this option should consult the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement. Once a major has been approved, any subsequent changes to the major must be submitted to the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement for approval by the Upperclass Programs Committee.
With the approval of the chairpersons of the two relevant departments and the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, students are permitted to declare double majors. Requirements for each major in a double major are the same as those for a single major with the exception that, subject to the approval of both departments, a joint Senior I.S. project may be done on a topic that incorporates materials and approaches from both disciplines and fulfills the requirements of both departments. Students who declare double majors must complete two separate Junior I.S. courses (401), one in each major department. Students who declare double majors must register for the Senior Independent Study Thesis in one major during fall semester and in the second major in spring semester. Students enrolled in student-designed majors, dual degree, pre-professional programs may not double major. Double majors are not permitted in International Relations and its participating departments (Economics, History, Political Science) nor in Urban Studies and its participating departments (Economics, Political Science, Sociology).
Astudent may declare a minor, consisting of six courses in a department or program. See the appropriate listing in the Catalogue.
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