Curriculum Outline

I. Freshman Requirements

A. Freshman Tutorial

  • FRT-101

B. Freshman Colloquium/Enduring Questions

  • FRC-101

II. Composition and World Languages

A. Composition

  • ENG-101 as directed by the English Department through placement. If not placed into ENG-101 Composition, the requirement is waived with zero credits.

B. World Languages

  • Earn a passing grade for the elementary sequence (e.g. 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. FRE-201 Intermediate FrenchCHI-201 Intermediate Chinese IGER-201 Intermediate German, GRK-201 Intermediate Greek I, LAT-201 Intermediate Latin I, SPA-201 Intermediate Spanish).
  • Demonstrate facility by being admitted to Wabash as an International Student whose native language is one other than English.
  • Students may also fulfill the requirement with satisfactory completion of an exam with written and oral components, administered by the appropriate department.

III. Distribution Requirements

A. Language Studies 

  • One credit from the following list. Be aware that some of the courses listed are half-credit courses and the requirement is one full credit.
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-290Spec. Topics: Language Studies0.5-1
RHE-387Independent Study/Lang Studies0.5-1
FRE-311Studies in French Language1
SPA-311Studies in Spanish Language (if taught as a linguistics course)1

b. 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.

c.  Three course credits in Behavioral Science from at least two departments: This group includes courses in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology and EDU-101 Intro to Child & Adolescent Development.   DV3-252 Stats Soc Sciences and PSY-204 Principles of Neuroscience do not satisfy this requirement.

d.  Two course credits in Laboratory Science: This group includes courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The two lab credits may be from different departments.

e.  Two course credits in Quantitative Literacy from the following list:

Division I
BIO-111General Biology I1
BIO-212Cell Biology1
BIO-311Molecular Genetics1
BIO-313Advanced Ecology1
BIO-351Evolution of Populations1
CHE-101Survey of Chemistry1
CHE-106Survey of Biochemistry1
CHE-111General Chemistry1
CHE-331Analytical Chemistry1
CHE-351Physical Chemistry1
CHE-451Advanced Physical Chemistry0.5
CSC-101Intro to Computer Science1
CSC-111Intro to Programming1
CSC-112Advanced Programming1
CSC-121Intro to Additional Program Language0.5
CSC-171Special Topics in Comp. Sci.1
CSC-211Intro to Data Structures1
CSC-235Stochastic Simulation1
CSC-271Special Topics in Computer Science0.5-1
CSC-311Intro Machine Organ1
CSC-321Programming Lang1
CSC-331Analysis Algorithms1
CSC-337Introduction to Numerical Analysis1
CSC-338Topics in Computational Math1
CSC-341Automata, Computability, Formal Language1
DV1-277Special Topics (non-Lab)1
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-222Number Theory1
MAT-223Linear Algebra1
MAT-224Differential Equations1
MAT-225Multivariable Calculus1
MAT-226Operations Research1
MAT-235Stochastic Simulation1
MAT-251Mathematical Finance0.5
MAT-252Mathematical Interest Theory0.5
MAT-253Probability Models0.5
MAT-254Statistical Models0.5
MAT-277Special Topics1
MAT-314Modeling With Differential Equations1
MAT-323Topics in Linear Algebra1
MAT-324Topics in Differential Equations1
MAT-337Numerical Analysis1
MAT-338Topics Computational Math1
MAT-344Complex Analysis1
MAT-353Probability Models II0.5
MAT-354Mathematical Statistics0.5
MAT-355Regression Models0.5
MAT-377Special Topics0.5-1
MAT-378Special Topics0.5-1
PHY-105Adventures in Physics1
PHY-109Physics I - Algebra1
PHY-110Physics II - Algebra1
PHY-111Physics I - Calculus1
PHY-112Physics II - Calculus1
PHY-209Intro Thermal Phy & Relativity1
PHY-210Intro Quantum Theory & Apps1
PHY-381Advanced Laboratory I0.5
PHY-382Advanced Laboratory II0.5
Division II
PHI-270Elementary Symbolic Logic1
Division III
EDU-240Educational Policy & Evaluation1
ECO-241Game Theory1
ECO-251Economic Approach With Excel0.5
ECO-253Introduction to Econometrics1
DV3-252Stats Soc Sciences0.5
PSC-111Intro to Amer Govt & Politics1
PSC-300Rsrch Mthds & Stats in Political Science1
PSC-340Adv Topics in International Relations1
PSC-344Insurgency, Revolution & Terrorism1
PSY-201Research Methods & Stats I1
PSY-202Research Methods & Stats II1

Be aware that some of the courses listed are half-credit courses and the requirement is two full credits.

f.  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 or collateral courses in allied fields. No more than 11 course credits within a department are allowed towards the 34 course credits required for graduation. For every credit a student goes beyond 11 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 world languages and literatures, courses numbered 101 and 102 are not included in the 11 course limit on the major.

5.  Minor: The minor consists of no less than five and up to eight course credits, and may additionally require co-requisite or collateral 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. Once a student has enrolled at Wabash College, no more than a total of 10 course credits will be accepted in transfer.

7.  Comprehensive Examination

a.  Senior Written Examination

b.  Senior Oral Examination