Some Guidelines on the New Core
The College Core comprises 42 credits and 14 courses. It is divided into three areas:
Additional points to consider:
Students may use one additional major course to satisfy a Franciscan Concern core requirement.
Students can still take additional courses in their major that are designated as "core" to fulfill their major requirements - these will not count as core.
2- All departments,except Biology, allow their majors to count one major course as a Disciplinary core course
3- All departments,except Religious Studies and Social Work, allow their majors to count one major course as a Franciscan Concern course
5- Disciplinary core courses and Franciscan Concern core courses are distinct from one another. The same course cannot count for both a Disciplinary and a Franciscan Concern course.
6- Disciplinary core courses include both writing emphasis and writing instruction.
Writing emphasis = writing is employed as a means of learning and thinking with students consistently engaged in the writing process.
Writing instruction = basic instruction in the conventions of academic writing such as thesis formation, providing evidence, and logical structure.
“Writing” is defined broadly and may include but is not to limited the following:
Problem formulation and/or solution
Scientific journal article
Problem set write-ups
Art critique or reviews of performances or exhibits
Literary critique or analysis
Cases & Case studies
Letters and memoranda
Survey or data summations