Curriculum Outline

  1. Freshman Requirements
    1. Freshman Tutorial (FRT)
    2. Enduring Questions (FRC)
  2. Language Studies
    1. Proficiency in English: ENG-101 Composition as directed by the English Department through placement. If not placed into ENG-101 Composition, the requirement is waived with zero credits.
    2. Proficiency in a Foreign Language: Earn a passing grade for the elementary sequence (SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I and SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II or SPA-103 Accelerated Elementary Spanish) of any language that Wabash offers (Chinese, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish).

      Earn a passing grade for any single course beyond 103 (e.g. ASI-201 Intermediate Asian I, FRE-201 Intermediate French, GER-201 Intermediate German, GRK-201 Intermediate Greek I, LAT-201 Intermediate Latin I, SPA-201 Intermediate Spanish).

      Demonstrate proficiency by being admitted to Wabash as an International Student whose native language is one other than English.

      Students may also fulfill the requirement by passing a proficiency exam with written and oral components.
  3. Distribution Courses
    1. One course credit in Language Studies from the following list:
      ENG-110Intro. to Creative Writing1
      ENG-121Language Variation & Change0.5
      ENG-122Modern Linguistics0.5
      ENG-150Mass Communications1
      ENG-190Special Topics: Language0.5-1
      ENG-201Composition:The Essay0.5
      ENG-202Writing With Power and Grace1
      ENG-210Spec. Topics: Creative Writing1
      ENG-211Creative Non-Fiction1
      ENG-212Creative Writing: Poetry1
      ENG-213Creative Writ: Short Fiction1
      ENG-221Multicultural Dialects0.5
      ENG-290Special Topics: Language0.5
      ENG-311Advanced Workshop in Creative Nonfiction1
      ENG-312Adv. Workshop in Poetry1
      ENG-313Advanced Workshop in Fiction1
      ENG-410Academic & Professional Writing1
      ENG-411Bus & Tech Writing1
      RHE-101Public Speaking1
      RHE-190Spec. Topics: Language Studies0.5-1
      RHE-201Reasoning & Advocacy1
      RHE-220Persuasion1
      RHE-290Spec. Topics: Language Studies0.5-1
      RHE-387Independent Study/Lang Studies0.5-1
      THE-210Playwriting: Stage and Screen1
      FRE-311Studies in French Language1
      SPA-311Studies in Spanish Language (if taught as a linguistics course)1
    2. Three course credits in Literature and Fine Arts: This group includes courses in Art, Music, and Theater, as well as courses in literature offered by the departments of Classics, English, Modern Languages, and Rhetoric and must be from at least two departments. A maximum of one credit of Music Ensembles may be applied.
    3. Three course credits in Behavioral Science: This group includes courses in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology and EDU-101 Intro to Child & Adolescent Development from at least two departments. DV3-252 Stats Soc Sciences and PSY-204 Principles of Neuroscience do not satisfy this requirement.
    4. Three course credits in Natural Science and Mathematics: This group includes courses in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics from at least two departments. At least two credits must be in a laboratory science. The two lab credits need not be from the same department. MAT-003 Pre-Calculus and MAT-010 Pre-Calc. With Intro. to Calc. do not satisfy this requirement. PHY-104 Special Topics and PSY-204 Principles of Neuroscience may be used to fulfill this requirement, but they do not count as a lab science.
    5. One course credit in Quantitative Skills from the following list:
      CSC-101Intro to Computer Science1
      CSC-111Intro to Programming1
      DV3-252Stats Soc Sciences0.5
      ECO-251Economic Approach With Excel0.5
      EDU-240Educational Policy & Evaluation1
      MAT-103Probability0.5
      MAT-104Statistics0.5
      MAT-106Topics in Contemporary Math1
      MAT-108Intro to Discrete Structures1
      MAT-110Calc. I With Pre-Calc. Review1
      MAT-111Calculus I1
      MAT-112Calculus II1
      MAT-178Special Topics1
      MAT-253Probability Models0.5
      MAT-254Statistical Models0.5
      any other MAT course that has MAT-112 as a prerequisite
      PHI-270Elementary Symbolic Logic1
      PSY-202Research Methods & Stats II1
      Be aware that some of the courses listed are half credit courses and the requirement is one full credit.
    6. Two course credits in History, Philosophy, and Religion. EDU-201 Philosophy of Education may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  4. Major: The major consists of no more than nine course credits and may additionally require co-requisite courses in allied fields. No more than eleven course credits are allowed towards the 34 course credits required for graduation. For every credit a student goes beyond eleven course credits in their major department, they are required to complete another credit towards graduation. For example, if a student has 12 course credits in the department of the major, then he will have to complete 35 course credits for graduation. For majors in foreign languages and literatures, courses numbered 101 and 102 shall not be included in the eleven course limit on the major.
  5. Minor: The minor consists of no more than five to eight course credits and may additionally require co-requisite courses in allied fields.
  6. Minimum of 34 course credits, of which at least 18 must be taken at Wabash College, and at least a 2.00 GPA. All course credits earned in approved Off-Campus Study or by Wabash Examination will be counted as Wabash course credits. After a student has matriculated at Wabash College, a maximum of 10 course credits will be accepted in transfer.
  7. Comprehensive Examination
    1. Senior Written Examination
    2. Senior Oral Examination