Each circle represents a 4-credit course to be distributed among the categories of Language, Quantitative Literacy, Writing & Cultures, and the Areas of Inquiry: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Letters and Other. You may edit the names of the categories. Currently the Bachelor of Arts requires 12 credits more than the Bachelor of Sciences—these are represented by the lighter colored circles.
Bachelors of (specify)
You may edit the text within each circle, for instance to designate a specific course. This has been done with Writing 121, 122/3 and a course in U.S. Cultures: Difference, Inequality, Agency (DIA) and one in Global Perspectives (GP). These courses are currently considered immutable because their requirements are recently specified by Senate legislation. We have categorized these writing courses and US:DIA, GP under the heading Writing & Cultures to unify and simplify the presentation of requirements to students.
Things to think about when dragging and editing:
- The total number of credits should be the same between the BA and BS
- Based on the Rule of Thirds for undergraduate degrees: 1/3 credits for Core Ed, 1/3 for the major and 1/3 for exploration, and the 180 credit requirement for Bachelors degrees, solutions which use fewer of the light gray circles are preferable.
- Currently courses are allowed to double-dip betwixt Areas of Inquiry and between an Area of Inquiry and US:DIA or GP. Thus it may be possible to satisfy requirements without taking a course for each circle appearing in the diagram.
- Currently courses which satisfy the BA or BS may not be used simultaneously to satisfy an Area, US:DIA, or GP requirement. We should discuss whether it is preferable, feasible and/or necessary to relax this prohibition.
- The current requirements for Areas of Inquiry are actually 15 credits per Area—not four courses per Area. This is to ease transferability, and the vast majority of our students meet this requirement by taking four courses.
- We are rethinking our BA/BS requirements; do not feel constrained by our current requirements when distributing courses.
- If you have creative ideas about how BA or BS specific courses, sequences or programs should work, please email me.