Competency Requirements

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In order to graduate, all students must fulfill six Competency Requirements, or Key Competencies, in addition to the Foundation Requirements and the major requirements.

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[edit] Writing Requirement

All students must pass with a C or above three writing (W courses), including

  • PREC 100 (First-Year Preceptorial) - transfer students not required to take PREC 100 must transfer in ENG 101 and ENG 102, or take an additional elective W credit
  • One W course within their major
  • One other W course

Indepedent Study and Honors courses may count, with instructor permission

[edit] Courses Meeting the Writing Requirement<ref>2006-2007 Course Catalogue</ref>

American Studies 390
Anthropology and Sociology 330 , 399
Art 221 , 222 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 246 , 342
Biochemistry 140 , 310
Biology 210 , 347 , 380 , 381 , 382 , 383 , 384 (a total of one credit in 38x courses)
Chemistry 212
Classics 201
Computer Science 127 , 292 , 322
Economics 258
Educational Studies 202 , 203 , 310
English Literature and Creative Writing 120 , 123 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 270 , 307 , 308 , 311 , 330 , 335 , 336 , 342 , 343 , 344 , 345 , 347 , 370 , 371 , 375 , 376
Environmental Studies 399
French 211 , 399
Gender and Women’s Studies 227 , 312 , 333
History 320 , 321 , 340 , 345 , 359 , 361 , 366 , 371 , 380 , 385
Journalism 270 , 370 , 371
Latin American Studies 314 , 326
Mathematics & Financial Mathematics 300 , 321 , 331 , 341
Music 361 , 362 , 364 (all three must be taken)
Neuroscience 399
Philosophy 399
Physics 241
Political Science and International Relations 227 , 245 , 314 , 315 , 317 , 326 , 333 , 342 , 362 , 363
Preceptorial 312
Psychology 361 , 365
Spanish 302 , 399
Theatre 123 , 375 , 376

[edit] Oral Presentation Requirement

All students must prove oral competency, as determined through major requirements.

[edit] Courses Meeting the Oral Presentation Requirement<ref>2006-2007 Course Catalogue</ref>

American Studies 392
Anthropology and Sociology 399
Art 313, 315, 316, 317, 390 (the courses ART 313-ART 317 must be accompanied by ART 390)
Biochemistry 265
Biology 210
Chemistry 399
Classics All Greek and Latin 200-level courses, CLAS 399
Computer Science 292, 322, 330, 340, 360
Creative Writing 307, 308, 311 (all must be accompanied by a Writer's Forum reading)
Economics 399
Educational Studies 204, 314, 315, 316, 318, 319
English Literature 398
Environmental Studies 399
French 210
Gender & Women’s Studies 271
German 210
Japanese 210
Mathematics 361, 399, 400
Music 361, 362, 364 (all three must be taken)
Philosophy 399
Physics 241
Political Science and International Relations 306, 315, 317, 362, 363
Psychology 271, 282
Russian 210
Spanish 210
Theatre 121, 131, 232, 233, 325

[edit] Quantitative Literacy

All students are required to show quantitative literacy (QL) in several ways.

Students must show elementary proficiency in mathematics by satisfying one of these requirements:

  • Scoring 24 or more on the ACT Mathematics section
  • Scoring 570 or above on the SAT Mathematics section
  • Completing a MATH course or MATH 121 or above
  • Completing a MATH course transferable at or above MATH 121 at another institution

Students must also show quantitative literacy through passing a QL Knox course with a grade of C or better. A C or better in any MATH course except MATH 130 and MATH 121 will satisfy both QL and elementary proficiency requirements.

[edit] Courses Meeting the Quantitative Literacy Requirement<ref>2006-2007 Course Catalogue</ref>

Chemistry 101, 102, 205, 321
Economics 257, 258, 302
Mathematics any course except MATH 130; MATH 121 cannot be used to satisfy both elementary proficiency and QL
Physics any course except 242
Psychology 282
Statistics 200

[edit] Understanding Diversity Requirement

Students are required to demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity by passing one of the Diversity (DV) courses.

[edit] Courses Meeting the Understanding Diversity Requirement<ref>2006-2007 Course Catalogue</ref>

American Studies 259, 260, 307, 325
Anthropology and Sociology 102, 205, 215, 228, 231, 236, 270, 280, 281
Black Studies 101, 120, 205, 206, 235, 263, 264, 266, 278, 285, 366, 377
Educational Studies 201
English 221, 235, 242, 245, 376, 377
Environmental Studies 231
Gender and Women’s Studies 101, 206, 221, 227, 228, 235, 278, 312, 325, 333, 377
History 113, 259, 263, 264, 266, 271, 366
Latin American Studies 222, 227, 263
Music 120, 130
Philosophy 285
Political Science 220, 222, 227, 260, 311, 323, 333
Preceptorial 312, 319, 336
Psychology 278
Religious Studies 113, 260, 271
Spanish 307, 307E
Theatre 376, 377

[edit] Second Language Proficiency Requirement

All students must gain a certain level of competency in a second language. Those for whom English is a second language may request a waiver. To satisfy the requirement, students must complete one of the following requirements:

[edit] Information Literacy Requirement

All students must learn to use a computer and other technology correctly. Each major sets its own requirements.

[edit] References

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