In selected programs, students may blend their academic study with career-related, paid, productive employment in business, industry, government, or social agencies. Co-op/Internships, full or part-time, are arranged by the student or through academic departments. Duration of appointments is typically one quarter but may be extended or repeated. One credit hour of cooperative education is equal to 30 work hours. Also required is an accurate and complete file as directed through the Career Center. Supervision and evaluation are the responsibility of the co-op adviser in the student's major field of study, the student's employer, and the University co-op coordinator.
Participants in the Cooperative Education Program may gain valuable work experience while earning university credit. For more information, students may contact their academic departments and the Career Center.
The following are academic guidelines for the Cooperative Education program: (1) a minimum of 30 hours of approved activity/experience must be completed to have a Cooperative Education experience recorded on the transcript for 0 credit; (2) for each credit earned, a minimum of 30 hours of approved activity must be completed; (3) the Cooperative Education experience/credit is restricted to the major; (4) excess hours cannot be used toward general electives.
CDEV 100 EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM 6
This course may be taken only if supervision is in conjunction with an approved Cooperative Educational experience. Credit will not apply toward graduation. Graded S or NC.
CDEV 101 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 0-3
Practical experience in an off-campus setting through a contractual agreement among student, faculty adviser, co-op coordinator and off-campus supervisor before work begins. The agreement will be supervised by the Career Center through the cooperative education program and meet the criteria for cooperative education as outlined in the bulletin. Students will work in a career area of interest with the goal of defining a career focus or major. Graded S or NC.
CDEV 210 CAREER EXPLORATION AND PREPARATION 0-1
Development of career exploration and decision making skills, allowing student to implement appropriate job search strategies. This would include resume writing, interviewing techniques and development of positive work habits and attitudes. Graded S or NC for 0 credits. Graded A-F for 1 credit.
DENT 315 INTRODUCTION TO DENTISTRY 1
A survey of modern dental practice that combines laboratory work, clinical observation, and classroom discussions of diagnosis, treatment plan formulation, practice management and other dentistry topics. Preference will be given to Juniors and Seniors. Graded S or NC. (Course fees apply.)
SMTF 100 EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM 12
Student Missionary Program provides a practical educational experience in a structured environment. Course required for all SM students, but credit will not apply toward class level or graduation requirements. Graded S or NC.
GNRL 100 PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMATIC STUDY 2
Study of systematic and practical techniques used in university work. Credit will not apply toward graduation or calculate into G.P.A.
GNRL 101 UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE 1
Interactive classes and activities designed to prepare entering new students for their transition to Walla Walla University life. These classes promote development of academic and social skills as well as critical thinking and decision-making, which are essential to a balanced lifestyle of our collegiate environment. Students will also be assisted in a personalized approach to religion coursework in order to enhance their spiritual development. Graded S or NC. (Course fees apply.)
GNRL 401 CONTINUING ENROLLMENT
A continuation course for students who have been approved to participate in Commencement, but have not completed degree requirements. (Course fees apply.)
RDNG 100 DEVELOPMENTAL READING 2; 6
Individualized instruction in reading, including comprehension, vocabulary, speed, and study skills essential for success in college studies. This course may be taken for up to six quarter hours during three quarters with materials being chosen to suit the individual's progress. Credit does not apply toward graduation.
RDNG 191 ANALYTICAL READING SKILLS 2
Study of advanced vocabulary, with emphasis on the student's major field, critical reading and review writing, speed, and specialized study skills.