ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS



 


UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED


 
Walla Walla College offers courses of study leading to the following undergraduate degrees:
 
     Associate of Science (A.S.)
     Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
     Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
     Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
     Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
     Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)
     Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

 
Walla Walla College is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering not only traditional liberal arts and professional programs, but also preprofessional and special two-year associate degree curricula for students who may wish to pursue a terminal program of a vocational nature. For a listing of undergraduate areas of study offered see Areas of Study section as listed in this bulletin. For a listing of graduate areas of study offered see the Graduate Bulletin.
 

GRADUATE DEGREES


 
Walla Walla College offers courses of study leading to the following graduate degrees:
 
     Master of Arts (M.A.)
     Master of Education (M.Ed.)
     Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
     Master of Science (M.S.)
     Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

 
Students desiring information concerning graduate degree requirements (standards of admission, degree candidacy, curricula, etc.) should consult the Graduate Bulletin, which is available from the Office of Admissions and Marketing.
 

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM


 
The Walla Walla College School of Education and Psychology is authorized by the Washington State Board of Education to recommend both initial and continuing teachers' credentials. Students who plan to enter the teaching profession with a denominational or state teaching credential should become thoroughly acquainted with the certification requirements listed in the Education and Psychology section of this bulletin.
 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREES


 
The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of four years of course work that places the student's major field of study in the context of a liberal arts education. To encourage a wide range of studies, the degree requires a greater concentration of general studies courses than do other degrees and a minor in an area distinct from the major, while it allows a greater number of electives. In the tradition of the liberal arts, all Bachelor of Arts degree majors require foreign language study.
 
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree consists of a four-year program with concentrations available in accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, and marketing. For specific requirements, see the Business section of this bulletin.
 
The Bachelor of Music degree consists of four years of course work primarily in the major field of study with modified requirements in general studies. The degree is offered with a choice of two majors, Performance or Music Education. For the modified general studies program and other specific requirements, see the Music section of this bulletin.
 
The Bachelor of Science degree consists of four years of course work that places the student's major field of study in the context of a liberal arts education. The degree permits somewhat greater concentration in the field of study and requires fewer general studies courses than does the Bachelor of Arts degree. No foreign language study is required. No minor is required with the exception of Elementary Education.
 
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is a four-year program approved by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., requiring 200 quarter hours of course work. It is designed to prepare students for entry into the profession of engineering and for life long learning including programs of advanced study in civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering or associated fields. For the modified general studies program and other specific requirements, see the Engineering section of this bulletin.
 
The Bachelor of Social Work degree is a four-year program approved by the Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting body for all social work education programs. It prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of social service agencies. For specific requirements, see the Social Work and Sociology section of this bulletin.
 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


 
Although general studies are stressed during the first two years of study, students should plan to include certain elementary and intermediate courses in the desired major during the freshman and sophomore years in order to successfully complete the major.
 
A student who is undecided as to a major field of study may, during the freshman year, explore several fields of knowledge without loss of credit if he/she plans his/her choices with an academic adviser. It is best if a major would be chosen no later than the end of the sophomore year. The selection of a minor (for Bachelor of Arts degree candidates) and appropriate electives must be made in consultation with and approved by the assigned academic adviser.
 
Candidates are expected to be fully informed concerning degree requirements and are responsible for their fulfillment. Students shall have the option of meeting degree requirements as published in the bulletin at the time of initial registration or any bulletin published while in regular attendance. Those missing regular attendance for one full school year (except for Christian Service Volunteers) must meet the requirements of the current bulletin upon resuming attendance. Students who have submitted a formal application for a degree (Senior outline) to the Academic Records Office and do not graduate will be allowed only two years after the last date of enrollment to complete all degree requirements under the bulletin specified on the approved Senior outline; otherwise the current bulletin requirements must be met.
 
Degrees are conferred and diplomas issued each quarter. All coursework must be completed, transcripts received, comprehensives taken and grades received before the degree will be awarded. Dates of degrees for the current school year are:
 
AutumnDecember 20, 2002
WinterMarch 21, 2003
SpringJune 15, 2003
SummerAugust 22, 2003
 

 

Commencement Exercises


 
Commencement exercises are held once a year in June. Students who have completed their requirements summer, autumn or winter quarter may participate in the following June commencement exercises. Those anticipating the completion of an approved degree program during the upcoming summer quarter may apply to the Academic Records Office requesting to participate in the current June graduation exercises.
 
By Thursday prior to the June graduation date, prospective summer degree candidates must have satisfied the following:
 
1. 
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all college work.
 
2. 
An approved degree application (Senior Outline) on file in the Academic Record Office showing a completion date for summer.
 
3. 
No more than twelve (12) credits to complete after spring quarter, including summer courses and outstanding "I"s and "IP"s.
 
4. 
Remaining credits must meet residency requirements.
Any exceptions to the above requirements must be approved by Academic Standards Committee.
 
Graduations in Absentia:

 
Degree candidates are expected to participate in the yearly graduation ceremonies. A senior wishing not to participate should apply to the President's Office to graduate in absentia.
 
Residency Requirements:

 
1. 
A minimum of 20% of the requirements in each major and minor must be taken at WWC in residence.
 
2. 
Degree candidates must be in residence the three quarters preceding graduation.
 
3. 
Students must be in residence the three consecutive quarters preceding graduation and must complete a minimum of 36 quarter hours, including 9 upper-division quarter hours in the major and 3 upper-division quarter hours in the minor.

 
General Requirements:

 
1. 
Credits required. Successful completion of a minimum of 192 quarter hours (200 quarter hours, Bachelor of Science in Engineering), including 60 quarter hours in courses numbered 300 or above, and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or above in the major, minor, and overall.
 
2. 
Major. The completion of a major field of departmental specialization (minimum of 45 quarter hours and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00). A grade lower than C will not apply toward a major except in engineering (see Engineering section of this bulletin). At least 21 quarter hours in the major must be numbered 300 or above. Unless otherwise specified all electives applied to the major must be courses offered by the major department. A course may fulfill requirements for several majors or minors, but credit will apply to only one unless otherwise stated.
 
3. 
Double Majors. Students taking double majors must meet all the degree requirements for each major, including the general studies programs. Majors must be completed within the degrees under which they are described in this bulletin. (BA majors can serve as second majors only under a BA degree, BS majors can serve as second majors only under a BS degree; the BBA, BM, BSE and BSW degrees cannot have second majors.
 
4. 
Minor. Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of a minor of at least 27 quarter hours and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00, or completion of an Associate of Science degree, provided it is in an area distinct from the major. Three quarter hours must be courses numbered 300 or above. A grade lower than C will not apply toward a minor. A course may satisfy content requirements for several majors or minors but credit will apply to only one.
 
5. 
General Studies Requirements. The completion of the general studies requirements as specified for the type of degree sought detailed in the following section (84 quarter hours for the Bachelor of Arts and 72 quarter hours for the Bachelor of Science degree).
 
6. 
Candidacy for Degree. Degree candidates must file a formal application (Senior outline) for a degree, showing the proposed schedule of courses for the senior year, with the Registrar not later than one week after the beginning of the first quarter of the senior year. Appropriate forms may be obtained from the Academic Records Office. Students are not considered candidates for degrees or eligible for senior class membership until officially notified by the Registrar that their senior outlines have been approved.
 
7. 
Senior Class. Candidates for degrees must be members of the senior class. The fee is fixed by the class and approved by the President of the College.
 
8. 
Comprehensive Examinations. A comprehensive examination is required for each major before a degree may be conferred. For some majors, the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) is used, and for others, the Graduate Record General and/or Subject Exam is used as the comprehensive. There are also some departments who provide a comprehensive exam and/or project. The bulletin details those requirements under the appropriate department. The General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is now available only by computer, usually at Sylvan Technology centers in metropolitan areas. Information regarding registration for the General GRE is available at the Center. Students whose majors require the Subject GRE must pick up registration materials in the test center. These materials must be mailed at least nine weeks prior to the test date. Please note that there are only three times that the subject exams are administered and the dates are fixed by the test company and cannot be changed. Non-sabbath testing is of course available on campus but strict instructions must be followed.
 
9. 
Transcripts and Correspondence Work. Seniors must have all transfer transcripts on file in the Academic Records Office prior to the end of the final quarter in residence to avoid delay of graduation.
 
10. 
Second Baccalaureate Degree. Two baccalaureate degrees with majors from different disciplines may be conferred concurrently or sequentially if the candidate has met all the requirements, completed a total of 237 quarter hours, and has spent a minimum of three quarters (36 quarter hours) in residence. See requirements 2 and 3 regarding majors.
 
11. 
Applied Music Credit Applicable Toward Baccalaureate Degree. Not more than 9 quarter hours in applied music (including 3 quarter hours of Ensemble) may be earned toward a baccalaureate degree without an equal number of quarter hours in music courses with prefixes MUCT, MUED or MUHL. Additional hours in applied music may include ensemble hours without restrictions.
 
12. 
Academic Profile Examination. In order to assist the college in its assessment program, all seniors graduating with a Baccalaureate degree are required to take the Academic Profile Examination before graduation.

GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS


  In keeping with the mission of the college, the educational program at Walla Walla College assists students in becoming responsible, contributing participants in church and society. As part of the educational program, the general studies requirements provide a balanced education through course offerings that encourage students to develop a breadth of knowledge covering many disciplines. General studies courses have few, if any, prerequisites and thus are readily available to all students.
 
The following specific objectives have been determined for the general studies program at Walla Walla College and will provide opportunities for students to achieve the broader general studies' goals through a diversity of experience:
 
Students will enhance their understanding of:

 
God
     *Students will develop an understanding of God, as revealed in Jesus Christ, His Word and His Creation.

 
Human Beings
     *Students will gain exposure to various cultures in a social, historical, and geographical context.
     *Students will become familiar with the behavior and responsibilities of individuals and societies.
     *Students will explore the world of artistic and literary expression and integrate it into personal experience.

 
The Natural World
     *Students will develop an integrated understanding of science and technology and their roles in society.

 
Students will improve their skills in:

 
Critical and Creative Thinking
     *Students will develop the skills for reflection, analysis, criticism synthesis, and the openness conducive for philosophical thinking.

 
Mathematical Reasoning
     *Students will develop problem solving skills and gain an appreciation for the beauty and utility of mathematics.

 
Communication
     *Students will learn to formulate, organize, and communicate ideas and information.

 
Collaboration
     *Students will learn to engage in collaborative endeavors.

 
Students will deepen their commitment to:

 
God, Humanity, and the Earth
     *Students will come to know and trust God and to value human beings.
     *Students will develop an attitude of stewardship and ethical responsibility toward humanity and the environment.

 
Following is an outline of the general studies requirements for the various degrees. A full description and listing of general education courses follow the outline.
 
Bachelor of Arts Degree84 quarter hours
(including foreign language)
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree72 quarter hours
Bachelor of Music Degree*
Bachelor of Science Degree72 quarter hours
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree*
Bachelor of Social Work Degree72 quarter hours
Associate of Science Degree32 quarter hours
 
* These degrees have modified general studies requirements. Please refer to the respective Departments of Instruction in this bulletin.
 

For the General Studies Honors Program, see the General Studies Honors section of this Bulletin.

 

SPECIFIC COURSES FOR GENERAL STUDIES


 
The range of hours for each area indicates the minimum number of hours that must be chosen from that area and the maximum number of hours from that area that may count toward the total requirement. Some areas are subdivided, with ranges from each subdivision indicating the minimum that must be taken from that subdivision and the maximum that may count toward that area requirement. Credits earned beyond the listed maximum may be counted as general electives.
 
Engineering majors should consult the engineering section for general studies requirements.
 

 
HEALTH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION2-6

 
Courses should introduce the student to health principles and, by stressing both theory and activity, emphasize the pursuit of healthful living. (No more than 4 quarter hours from any one area will count toward the requirement.)
 
 Activity Courses: 2-4
  ALL PEAC 107-195 Activity Courses

 
 Theory Courses in Health, Health-related, or Nutrition: 0-4
  HLTH 110Wellness for Living3
  HLTH 208Drugs and Society3
  HLTH 220Human Nutrition4

 

 
HISTORY and SOCIAL SCIENCE12-20

 
Courses in history and social science should help the student understand the forces that have shaped the individual in his culture and society.
 
History courses should interpret the sweep of cultures, instilling an appreciation for the development of civilization and an awareness of the unique place of the Christian church in time.
 
Social Science courses should contribute to the student's understanding of the ideas, logic, and methods of the scientific study of human relations.
 
 History: 8-12
  HIST 120, 121, 122History of Western Civilization4, 4, 4
  HIST 221, 222History of the United States4, 4
  HIST 242Modern East Asian History4
  HIST 274, 275History of England4, 4
  HIST 284History of Latin America4
  HIST 285History of Mexico4

 
 Social Science: 4-12*
 (Must include at least one of the following: ANTH 225, PSYC 130, PSYC 444, or SOCI 204)
  ANTH 225Cultural Anthropology4
  COMM 145Mass Communication Media4
  ECON 204Fundamentals of Economics4
  ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics4
  ECON 212Principles of Microeconomics4
  EDUC 210Foundations of Education3
  ** ENVI 385Environmental Stewardship4
  GBUS 361Business Law I4
  PLSC 224American Government4
  PSYC 130General Psychology4
  PSYC 344Social Psychology3
  PSYC 455History and Systems of Psychology3
  SOCI 204General Sociology4
  SOCI 225Marriage and Family Life2
  SOCI 236Racial and Ethnic Relations3
  SPCH 401Introduction to General Semantics2
 * If more than one course is selected from list, courses chosen must be from two or more subject areas.
 ** Only two hours will apply toward the social science requirement; the other two hours will apply to natural science.

 

 
HUMANITIES12-16

 
Courses in the fine arts, literature, and philosophy should introduce the student to human aesthetic and intellectual aspirations and achievements. Fine arts and literature courses should concentrate upon ideas and styles in their cultural context rather than upon the development of skills. Philosophy courses should in their manner and subject matter clearly make for an understanding of and appreciation for philosophy as a distinct mode of inquiry.
 
 Fine Arts: 0-8
  ART 251Introduction to Art4
  ART 324, 325, 326History of World Art3, 3, 3
  MUHL 124Introduction to Music4
  MUHL 134World Music4
  *MUHL 311, 312Survey of Music History4, 4
  SPCH 363History of Theatre4
 *Registration requires permission of instructor.

 
 Literature: 0-8
  ENGL 204Introduction to Literature4
  *ENGL 210, 211, 212Survey of English and American Literature4, 4, 4
  ENGL 214Themes in Literature4
  ENGL 215Introduction to Film Literature4
  ENGL 257, 357The African American Experience 4, 4
  ENGL 312Development of Film Literature4
  ENGL 314Advanced Themes in Literature4
  ENGL 315Genre Film Literature4
  ENGL 316Literature of the American West4
  ENGL 317Pacific Northwest Writers4
  ENGL 358Classical Literature4
  ENGL 359World Literature4
  ENGL 360Shakespeare at Ashland2
  ENGL 454Literature of the Bible4
  ENGL 455The Book of Judges: A Cross-disciplinary Approach4
  ENGL 456American Literature and Art4
  FREN 40617th Century French Literature4
  FREN 40718th Century French Literature4
  FREN 40819th Century French Literature4
  FREN 40920th Century French Literature4
  GRMN 311, 312, 313Survey of German Literature3, 3, 3
  GRMN 42118th Century German Literature4
  GRMN 42219th Century German Literature4
  GRMN 42320th Century German Literature4
  SPAN 324, 325, 326Survey of Spanish Literature3, 3, 3
  SPAN 424, 425Contemporary Spanish Literature3, 3
  SPAN 431, 432, 433Survey of Latin-American Literature3, 3, 3
 *Registration requires permission of instructor.

 
 Philosophy: 0-8
  EDUC 410Philosophy of Education3
  PHIL 205Introduction to Philosophy4
  PHIL 206Introduction to Logic4
  PHIL 305Moral Philosophy4
  PHIL 306 History of Philosophy I: Ancient4
  PHIL 307History of Philosophy II: Medieval-Early Modern4
  PHIL 407Philosophy of Science4
  PHIL 410Philosophy of Education3
  PHIL 412Philosophy of Religion4
  SPCH 341Argumentation4

 

 
LANGUAGE ARTS13-21

 
Courses should introduce the student to the concepts and skills of the language arts by emphasizing the practice of effective written and oral communication. Courses in foreign language should emphasize the acquisition of such communicative skills as speaking, reading, and writing a foreign language while introducing students to a foreign culture and its thought.
 
 College Writing: 9
  ENGL 121, 122College Writing3, 3
  ENGL 223Research Writing3
  ENGL 323Writing for Engineers3

 
 Speech and Writing: 0-12
 The first course in speech and writing area must be selected from oral speech courses.
  ENGL 324Essay Writing3
  ENGL 325Writing for the Professions3
  ENGL 334Poetry Writing3
  ENGL 335Narrative Writing3
  ENGL 336Drama Writing3
  JOUR 245Newswriting4
  JOUR 341Magazine Article Writing4
  SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication4
  SPCH 207Small Group Communication3
  SPCH 443Persuasive Speaking4

 
 Foreign Language: 0-12
 12 credits of elementary (1 quarter of Introduction and 2 quarters of elementary), or 8 credits of intermediate (2 quarters each).
 All B.A. students will be required to take a foreign language at the college level. Credits must be from the same language.
  FREN 101Introduction to French4
  FREN 102, 103Elementary French4, 4
  FREN 202, 203Intermediate French4, 4
  GREK 231, 232, 233Greek I3, 3, 3
  GREK 331, 332, 333Greek II3, 3, 3
  GRMN 101Introduction to German4
  GRMN 102, 103Elementary German4, 4
  GRMN 212, 213Intermediate German4, 4
  LATN 211, 212, 213Latin I4, 4, 4
  LATN 311, 312, 313Latin II4, 4, 4
  SPAN 101Introduction to Spanish4
  SPAN 102, 103Elementary Spanish4, 4
  SPAN 222, 223Intermediate Spanish4, 4

 

 
MATHEMATICS and NATURAL SCIENCE12-16

 
Courses in mathematics should emphasize mathematical thought and practice and the relationship of mathematics to other disciplines. Courses in science should emphasize methods of measurement and discovery and should help the student to understand through theory and practice how hypotheses are developed, tested, and applied. (A minimum of 8 quarter hours must be taken from one course sequence in a laboratory science area.)
 
Transfer Students:
All students are required to complete a two-course sequence of a laboratory science except transfer students from accredited institutions who have completed:      *Two different laboratory sciences before entering WWC.
     *One laboratory science that is not offered at WWC. In this case, the completion of any additional laboratory science will fulfill the requirement.

 
 Mathematics: 4-8
  MATH 105Mathematics with Applications4
  MATH 112, 113Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3, 3
  MATH 117Precalculus5
  MATH 121, 122Fundamentals of Mathematics I, II4, 4
  MATH 123Survey of Calculus4
  MATH 181, 281Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II4, 4
  MATH 206Applied Statistics4
  MATH 282, 283Analytic Geometry and Calculus III, IV4, 4

 
 Natural Science: 8-12*
  ASTR 141, 142, 143General Astronomy4, 4, 4
  BIOL 101, 102, 103General Biology4, 4, 4
  BIOL 105, 106Biology for General Studies4, 4
  BIOL 201, 202Anatomy and Physiology4, 4
  BIOL 407Philosophy of Science4
  CHEM 101, 102, 103Introductory Chemistry4, 4, 3
  CHEM 141, 142, 143General Chemistry3, 3, 3
  CHEM 144, 145, 146General Chemistry Laboratory1, 1, 1
   **ENVI 385Environmental Stewardship4
  GEOL 101, 102Physical Geology4,4
  PHYS 201, 202Invitation to Physics3, 3
  PHYS 204, 205Invitation to Physics Laboratory1, 1
  PHYS 211, 212, 213General Physics3, 3, 3
  PHYS 214, 215, 216General Physics Laboratory1, 1, 1
  PHYS 251, 252, 253Principles of Physics3, 3, 3
  PHYS 254, 255, 256Principles of Physics Laboratory1, 1, 1
 *Eight hours must be taken from one course sequence.
 **Only two hours will apply toward the natural science requirement; the other two hours will apply to social science.

 

 
RELIGION and THEOLOGY16-20

 
Courses in religion and theology should emphasize an understanding and application of Biblical knowledge, foster continued spiritual growth, and help the student develop a personal religious philosophy and prepare for active witnessing.
 
A minimum of 6 quarter hours must be from courses numbered 300 and above.
 
At least one lower-division religion course is required before students may take upper-division religion courses listed in the bulletin. Students, except for Engineering and Nursing, who are acquiring a Baccalaureate degree, will be required to complete one of the following courses:
 
RELT 110Seventh-day Adventist Belief and Practice
RELT 202Fundamentals of Christian Belief
RELT 417Inspiration and Revelation
RELH 457History of Adventism
 

 
Religion requirements for transfer students from non-SDA colleges:
Students transferring from regionally-accredited non-Seventh-day Adventist schools who need a maximum of 48 hours inclusive of religion, for completion of their degrees at Walla Walla College are required to take 9 hours of course work in religion, of which three hours must be in RELB courses and of which three hours must be upper division. For these students a maximum of three hours may be transferred upon initial admission.
 
Students at Walla Walla College who need a maximum of 49-96 hours of course work inclusive of religion, for the completion of their degree are required to take 12 quarters of religion credit, of which six hours must be RELB courses and of which six hours must be upper division. For these students, a maximum of six hours may be transferred upon initial admission. Students transferring from regionally-accredited Seventh-day Adventist schools must meet all religion requirements of Walla Walla College and may transfer any amount of religion credits according to current policy.
 
 Biblical Studies: 6-20
  RELB 104The Ministry of Jesus4
  RELB 105The Sermon on the Mount2
  RELB 106The Parables of Jesus2
  RELB 111Messages of the Old Testament4
  RELB 216Messages of Paul4
  RELB 220Bible Study Resources3
  RELB 301Old Testament History3
  RELB 302Pentateuch3
  RELB 303Old Testament Psalms, Stories, and Wisdom3
  RELB 304Hebrew Prophets I4
  RELB 305Hebrew Prophets II 4
  RELB 412Daniel and Revelation4
  RELB 434-437Gospels3(4), 3(4), 3(4)
  RELB 454Literature of the Bible4
  RELB 455The Book of Judges: A Cross-disciplinary Approach4
  RELB 464Thessalonians and Corinthians3
  RELB 465New Testament Prison, Pastoral and General Letters3
  RELB 466New Testament Epistles3

 
 Electives in Religion or Theology: 0-14
  RELH 205Biblical Archaeology3
  RELH 303World Religions3
  RELH 402Modern Denominations3
  RELH 406History of the English Bible2
  RELH 455Early Church History3
  RELH 457History of Adventism2
  RELM 233Introduction to Cross-Cultural Ministry3
  RELT 110Seventh-day Adventist Belief and Practice4
  RELT 201The Christian Way of Salvation4
  RELT 202Fundamentals of Christian Belief4
  RELT 248Christian Ethics4
  RELT 314Christian Hope3
  RELT 321Christian Spirituality3
  RELT 330Christian Discipleship3
  RELT 340Theology of Spiritual Care4
  RELT 404Approaches to Biblical Interpretation2
  RELT 412Philosophy of Religion4
  RELT 417Inspiration and Revelation4
  RELT 418Aesthetics and Spirituality3
  SOCI 449Sociology of Religion2

 

GENERAL STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM


 
The General Studies Honors Program offers a group of interdisciplinary courses stressing independent research, writing, and discussion.
 
This program is a separate track of general studies and not a major or a minor in itself. Honors courses have a flavor distinctly different from the regular general studies courses because they use primary source material more extensively than textbooks to enhance the development of independent thinking, they follow an interdisciplinary approach to stress the unity of knowledge, and the classes are more personalized and typically are small, and some classes are team-taught.
 
Students finishing the program with a 3.25 cumulative honors G.P.A. receive a six hour tuition grant and, at graduation, are designated as "General Studies Honors Graduates."
 
Admission Requirements. The Admissions Committee considers high school grade-point average (generally 3.50 or higher), ACT test scores or equivalent, an essay submitted by the student as part of his application, and on occasion, personal interviews with applicants and recommendations from teachers. Students already enrolled in college may also apply to the program. The Honors Committee will review all applications and supporting data and notify those students who are accepted.
 
Students not currently in the Honors Program may petition the General Studies Honors Committee to enter a specific honors class. Petitions must be submitted to the Honors Committee chair prior to the close of registration. Class size permitting, students may be admitted on the basis of grade-point average, ACT scores, and writing skills.
 
Program Requirements. The following requirements must be met to complete the honors program: a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or better in honors courses (students who drop below 3.25 in honors courses for two consecutive quarters will be dropped from the program), and completion of at least 35 quarter hours of honors courses (listed below) including Western Thought (HONR 131, 132, 133), Research College Writing (HONR 243), Science and the Arts (HONR 310 plus either 311 or 312), and Seminar (HONR 496, 497, 498). Students who complete three quarters of Latin (LATN 211, 212, 213) will receive four hours credit toward fulfillment of honors requirements. Students must also take either MATH 123 or MATH 181 as a program requirement.
 

HONORS COURSES (HONR)


 
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

 
HONR 131, 132, 133  WESTERN THOUGHT 4, 4, 4
Integration of Western history and literature with added emphasis on philosophical concepts and their relationships to events. Completion of all three quarters satisfies 8 hours of general studies history and 4 hours of literature; completion of 8 hours satisfies 4 hours of history and 4 hours of literature; completion of 4 hours satisfies 4 hours of general studies humanities. HONR 131 is a prerequisite to HONR 132 or HONR 133.)
 


HONR 349  RELIGION IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT 4
Study of religion in its social setting, including the nature and role of religious symbol systems, the importance of religion in the creation of social values, the function of religion in social change, and the institutionalization of religion. Satisfies 4 hours of general studies social science or 4 hours religion. Prerequisite: HONR 131 and either HONR 132 or HONR 133, or permission of instructor.
 


HUMANITIES

 
HONR 310, 311, 312  SCIENCE AND THE ARTS 4, 4, 4
Study of historical science and its relationship to the humanities through three successive periods: Classical period through the Renaissance, 18th and 19th centuries, and modern and postmodern periods. Laboratory required. Completion of all three quarters satisfies 8 hours laboratory science and 4 hours humanities (fine arts) or 8 hours humanities (4 fine arts, 4 philosophy) and 4 hours science. Students who take two quarters receive credit for 4 hours of science and 4 hours humanities. Students who take one quarter receive credit for 4 hours of humanities. Prerequisites: HONR 131 and either HONR 132 or 133; or permission of instructor; MATH 123 or 181. Contingent on enrollment.
 


LANGUAGE ARTS

 
HONR 141, 142  COLLEGE WRITING 3, 3
Advanced college writing designed to integrate writing with readings of significant classic and contemporary texts which complement the general studies honors curriculum. Satisfies College Writing 121, 122 requirement.
 


HONR 243  HONORS RESEARCH WRITING 3
Advanced research writing designed to integrate writing with the general studies curriculum. Students research a major issue in classic or contemporary thought and write a documented paper using primary source material. Prerequisite: HONR 142 or equivalent and admission to the Honors Program.
 


RELIGION

 
HONR 281, 282, 283  THE NEW TESTAMENT AND ITS ENVIRONMENT 2, 2, 2
Study of certain New Testament themes in the light of first-century Jewish and Hellenistic culture and thought. HONR 281 is a prerequisite for either HONR 282 or 283. Each course satisfies two hours of RELB general studies religion credit.
 


HONR 349  RELIGION IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT 4
Study of religion in its social setting, including the nature and role of religious symbol systems, the importance of religion in the creation of social values, the function of religion in social change, and the institutionalization of religion. Satisfies 4 hours of general studies social science or 4 hours religion.
 


SEMINAR

 
HONR 496, 497, 498  HONORS SEMINAR 1, 1, 1
Seminar that seeks to integrate learning and religious faith. Students present formal papers based on reading, research, and dialogue with faculty. Must be taken in sequence. Applies towards overall general studies requirements, but not to the minimum in any specific area. Prerequisite: Completion of 32 hours of HONR classes or senior standing.
 


ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


 
The two-year associate degree programs are intended to provide accredited technological and occupational preparation for students desiring to graduate with marketable skills while experiencing the full benefits of a residential Christian college.
 
Candidates are expected to be fully informed concerning degree requirements and are responsible for their fulfillment. Students shall have the option of meeting degree requirements as published in the bulletin at the time of initial registration or any bulletin published while in regular attendance. Those missing regular attendance for one full school year (except for Student Missionaries and Task Force workers) must meet the requirements of the current bulletin upon resuming attendance.
 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE


 
All candidates for the associate degree must complete the following residence and general requirements:
 
Residency Requirements:
A minimum of 24 quarter hours. The last two quarters must be completed in residence, including a minimum of 9 quarter hours earned in the concentration.
 
General Requirements:
1. 
A minimum of 96 quarter hours must be completed.
 
2. 
A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (C) is required. A grade lower than C will not apply toward the concentration.
 
3. 
The associate degree concentration as outlined under the respective departments of instruction of this bulletin must be completed.
 
4. 
The general studies requirements as outlined below must be completed. For a listing of the courses which may apply to the requirements, see Specific Courses for General Studies section of this Bulletin.
 
5. 
A course may fulfill requirements for one or more concentrations but credit will apply to only one concentration.
 
6. 
Students must have all transcripts for correspondence and transfer credit on file in the Academic Records Office two weeks prior to graduation. All correspondence work must be completed prior to the beginning of the last quarter in residence.
 
7. 
Degree candidates must file a formal application (Senior Outline) for a degree showing the proposed schedule of courses for the senior year with the Registrar not later than one week after the beginning of the first quarter of the senior year. Appropriate forms may be obtained from the Academic Records Office. Students are not considered candidates for degrees and are not eligible for senior class membership until officially notified by the Registrar that their senior outlines have been approved.

 
General Studies Requirements for the Associate Degree:

 
HoursHours
AreasMinimum/MaximumMinimum/Maximum
in specific subject areasin general areas
Health and Physical Education0-2
History and Social Science0-8
    History0-8
    Social Science0-8
Humanities0-8
    Fine Arts0-4
    Literature0-4
    Philosophy0-4
Language Arts9-13
    ENGL 121, 122, 2239
    Speech and Writing0-4
    Foreign Language0-4
Mathematics and Natural Science0-8
    Mathematics0-8
    Natural Science0-8
Religion and Theology6-8
    Biblical Studies4-8
    Electives in Religion or Theology0-4
Select a minimum of 32 quarter hours for the Associate degree.

PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS


 
Programs are offered in a wide variety of fields to prepare students for admission to professional schools or to enter upon technical careers. Students wishing to secure admission to such schools should familiarize themselves with the admission requirements of the school of their choice. Most preprofessional curriculums require two units of high school mathematics (algebra and geometry). The following preprofessional curricula are detailed in the Preprofessional Programs section of this bulletin:
 
Architecture (2)*
Chiropractic (2)
Cytotechnology (2)
Dental Hygiene (2)
Dentistry (3)
Emergency Medical Care/
    Cardiopulmonary Sciences (2)
Health Information Administration (2)
Law (4)
Medicine (4)
Medical Technology (4)
Nutrition and Dietetics (2)
Occupational Therapy (2)
Occupational Therapy Assistant (1)
Optometry (2)
Osteopathy (3)
Pharmacy (2)
Physical Therapy (3)
Physical Therapy Assistant (1)
Physician Assistant (2)
Public Health (4)
Radiological Technology (1)
Respiratory Therapy (1)
Speech-Language Pathology
    and Audiology (2)
Veterinary Science (4)

 
* Numbers in parenthesis indicate the years of study normally required on the Walla Walla College campus before acceptance into a professional school.
 

TRANSITIONAL COURSES


 
The transitional courses are designed for freshman students who have been accepted by the College with an inadequate background for attempting a full academic program. It consists of ENGL 100, GNRL 100, MDEV 003, NRSG 100, and RDNG 100. Students are registered for these courses on the basis of test scores from their entrance examinations and/or secondary school grades. Credit received from the courses in this curriculum do not apply to the 192 quarter hours for graduation. However, they do count towards the minimum study load for a term (see Study Load section of this Bulletin).
 
The Director of Academic Advisement closely advises and schedules regular academic counseling sessions for all students in this program. This counseling procedure continues throughout the freshman year, although most transitional students are able to carry a full college load by the beginning of the winter quarter.
 

COURSE NUMBERING


 
The course numbering sequence is designed to reflect in varying degrees a progression in course content, level of approach, and breadth of coverage. The course description further delineates specific course content progression. This information provided by the course number, prefix, and description should serve as a general guide to students in selecting courses compatible with their background and ability.
 
In general, the following guidelines have been used in course numbering:
The first numeral indicates academic level of the course:
 
     001-100 Remedial and Experiential courses (credits do not apply toward graduation, but do apply to financial aid minimums.)
     101-199 Courses normally taken during the freshman year
     200-299 Courses normally taken during the sophomore year
     300-399 Courses normally taken during the junior year
     400-499 Courses normally taken during the senior year

 
The third numeral will indicate course sequencing. Courses in which the third numerals are 1, 2, and 3, must be taken in sequence.
 
The credit indicated in connection with a course is the "quarter hour," and one quarter hour represents one recitation period per week for one quarter or three clock hours of laboratory work.
 
The College will make every effort consistently to offer all courses at appropriate intervals. It does reserve the right, however, to alter the sequences or drop courses if unforeseen circumstances in class enrollments or teacher staffing so dictate. The Class Schedule should be consulted for personal planning of course loads and schedules.
 
The College reserves the right to withdraw temporarily any course which does not have an adequate enrollment. A course may not be offered for fewer than six students except for seniors or graduate students.
 
When courses specify that they are offered odd or even years, "odd or even" refers to the year in which the academic Bulletin takes effect.
 
UNIFORM COURSE NUMBERS
By general agreement certain course numbers are reserved for classes that are of such a general nature as to be found in many departments. The prefix assigned to the number designates the discipline. The following are courses that carry uniform numbers throughout this bulletin:
 
001-100  REMEDIAL COURSES 1-4
Courses for students needing to improve basic skills in preparation for college level work. Credit will not apply toward graduation, but will apply to financial aid minimums and for deferment of educational loans. Remedial courses taken and grades received will appear on the quarterly grade report and WWC transcript. However, since these courses are not college level, they will not calculate into the college GPA, academic probation status, or class level requirements.
 


100  EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM 6; 18
Program with qualified supervision and structured experience including Christian Service Volunteer, Task Force and Cooperative Education. Credit will not apply toward graduation or class level requirements, but will apply for deferment of educational loans. Graded S or NC.
 


198, 398  TRANSFER CREDITS
Numbering used for the articulation of lower and upper division transfer courses that do not have a WWC equivalent, but can be used for major/minor. These numbers will be used only within the Academic Records Office.
 


199, 399  TRANSFER CREDITS
Numbering used for the articulation of lower and upper division transfer courses that do not have a WWC equivalent, but can be used for the major or minor. These numbers will be used only within the Academic Records Office.
 


200; 400  TOPICS 1-5; 10
Courses in specialized or experimental areas on either the lower division or advanced level. These courses are conducted through regular class activities and are approved by the Curriculum Committee as a one-time offering. See the Class Schedule for all approved Topics courses.
 


259; 459  SUPPLEMENTAL STUDIES 1-3; 3
Previous course work supplemented when portions of a course required in the student's program have been omitted. Ordinarily supplementation will occur only with transfer students or within a program that has undergone a major curriculum change. A study proposal is to be outlined in consultation with the instructor of the course being supplemented and approved by the department and the Academic Standards Committee. May not be substituted for existing courses.
 


274; 474  WORKSHOPS 1-4; 6


280; 370; 490  DIRECTED FIELD WORK/PRACTICUM/EXPERIENCE 2-16


392  GENERAL SECONDARY METHODS COURSE (see Education) 2


395; 396  DEPARTMENTAL METHODS COURSES 3


469  ADVANCED STUDY 1-3; 3
Advanced directed study by which students may enhance the major or minor in breadth or depth in topics not covered by the department curriculum. The study proposal must be approved by the department faculty and the Academic Standards Committee and should indicate the methods of evaluation. May not be substituted for existing courses in the major or minor.
 


479  DIRECTED RESEARCH/PROJECT 1-3; 6
Individual research, and/or laboratory work, or technical project in the major. (Some departments may allow this course on the minor.) A project proposal is required to define the scope of the work and the method of reporting. Requires permission of the department faculty with a copy of the proposal sent to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration. See individual departments for specific course description.
 


494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-12; 12
Practical experience in the major in an off-campus setting. Departmental approval required. See individual departments for specific course description.
 


495  COLLOQUIUM 0


496; 497; 498  SEMINAR 1-4