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FAQ About the New Curriculum

Frequently asked questions about the new curriculum and its implementation

What will happen to LBST 499 Senior Synthesis courses?

Beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, LBST 499 will no longer be offered.

What will happen to the four-credit ENGL 101 College Writing?

Beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, the four-credit ENGL 101 College Writing course will no longer be offered. In the new curriculum, ENGL 101 English Composition I will be a three-credit course.

What is the revision schedule for Liberal Studies courses?

There will be a three-year phase-in to revise Liberal Studies courses.

Academic Year 2011-2012, Year 1: Knowledge areas including: English Composition, Mathematics, Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science (both options), Social Science, and Health and Wellness

Academic Year 2012-2013, Year 2: Liberal Studies Electives and Global and Multicultural Awareness

Academic Year 2013-2014, Year 3: Writing Across the Curriculum

Will Writing Intensive (Writing-Across-the-Curriculum) courses have to be revised/reviewed?

All Writing Across the Curriculum courses (Writing Intensive or W) and W professors will be reviewed as part of the new Liberal Studies curriculum revisions during the 2013-2014 academic year. The 25-student limit in a W section is still recommended in the new curriculum.

Do I still need two Writing Intensive courses in the new curriculum?

Yes. You must still complete at least two writing-intensive courses. One of these must be in your major. The other may be in your major, outside your major, a free elective, or a Liberal Studies course.

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