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No part of any requirement can be satisfied with the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option.
English 115 (English Composition) is required.
This requirement may be met in one of four ways:
Students are required to pass one three- or four-credit-hour course in each of Areas I, II, III, IV, and VI, and two courses in Area V. Normally, students will be expected to complete these requirements during their first two years. Course descriptions use the letter designations A, H, L, Q, N, and S to indicate the area requirement met, if any. (See Key to Courses of Study.)
Students are required to pass two three- or four-credit-hour courses that are centrally concerned with:
(a) the structures, workings, and consequences of; and/or
(b) efforts at political and cultural change directed against; and/or
(c) progress in overcoming prejudice, privilege, oppression, inequality, and injustice.One of these courses must deal with these issues as they concern the United States (U designation in course description), and one must deal with these issues in a context other than the United States (I).
First-Year Seminars/Wellness Program
Students must attend evening lectures offered for all first-year and new transfer students as part of the extended orientation called the First-Year Seminars. A variety of topics that the College has identified as fundamental health concerns for the college years will be covered. The purpose of the program is to encourage and assist in the development of responsibility for one's own lifestyle through programs centered on mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual fitness. Meeting this requirement, which is certified by the Health Center, does not earn academic credit hours. In order to register for second-semester classes, students must have completed the Web-based AlcoholEdu. In order to register for second-year classes, first-year students must have attended four lectures and completed the AlcoholEdu; midyear entrants must attend three lectures and complete to AlcoholEdu. Transfer students have the first two semesters at Colby to attend four lectures and must complete AlcoholEdu in the semester they arrive on campus.