Class of 2016 and Beyond
COMMON COURSE OF STUDY
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The Lafayette Common Course of Study (CCS) was revised by the faculty in 2012 to create an all inclusive core. In addition, it is our first outcomes-based curriculum and so includes goals that will be assessed on a continuing basis. Resulting in an organic general education program that will evolve and change as we review how well we are accomplishing what we aspire to teach our students.
Taken in the fall semester of the first year, is designed to introduce students to intellectual inquiry by engaging them as thinkers, speakers, and writers.
Requires the completion of: one course with a Humanities (H) designation, one course with a Natural Science with lab (NS) designation, one course with a Social Sciences (SS) designation; and two additional courses in two different divisions outside the student’s home division. Courses may be selected from Engineering, including courses designated as Science and Technology in a Social Context (STSC); Humanities; Natural Science w/lab or Natural Science w/STSC; and Social Sciences.
Courses designated as Science and Technology in a Social Context (STSC) are courses in science or engineering without a lab in which students will address a scientific or technological issue of timely importance.
Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
One course in which students learn to use mathematical methods to solve problems, represent and interpret quantitative information, and critically analyze mathematical results.
Satisfied through the First-Year Seminar and three additional W-designated courses that use process writing methods with at least one course in the major and at least one course outside the major.
Global and Multiculturalism
Requires the completion of two courses that examine the structure of identity, diversity and differences in domestic and global contexts.
Satisfied by a course where students construct and evaluate answers to questions of moral and political concern.
Elementary Proficiency in a Second Language
Requires the completion of a year of study of a language. Students may be exempt via advanced placement credit, SAT 2 or TOEFL testing.