The Fairhaven College Core Curriculum - Old
The Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum replaces WWU General University Requirements for Fairhaven College students, regardless of choice of major.
Fairhaven's unique core program includes a series of courses designed to widen students' exposure to areas of study, to connections among disciplines and to interdisciplinary theory and practice. Its purpose is to help students become perceptive, probing learners who can ask questions and pursue answers with care and confidence. Skills in reading, writing, presentation and analysis are emphasized. Each course deals with methods of knowing and understanding, themes, modes of creativity and practical applications to be found in each area of study.
Liberal arts coursework in the "Exploratory Studies" sequence of the Core Curriculum has been carefully crafted as interdisciplinary foundational coursework. Additional courses in the Core foster skills for independent learning, support enhancement of college-level writing skills, advance the development of the Interdisciplinary Concentration, provide opportunity for applied learning and promote reflection and evaluation of the educational experience.
Core classes are characterized by:
The Fairhaven College Core Curriculum is required of all Fairhaven students and has 3 curricular stages: Exploratory Studies, Concentrated Studies, and Advanced Studies.
Stage 1: Exploratory Studies
One upper-level Fairhaven College course in EACH of the following areas:
*These courses waived for students transferring into Fairhaven College with a Direct Transfer Associate of Arts Degree (DTA- AA) from a Washington state community college. Other students transferring coursework into Fairhaven College's program will receive individual transfer credit evaluations at the time of enrollment.
Stage 2: Concentrated Studies
Option A: WWU Major
Option C: Upside-Down Degree Program
Stage 3: Advanced Studies
Fair 403A Advanced Seminar (4 credits) taken the last quarter prior to graduation
These icons designate courses that meet Fairhaven's Core Curriculum Requirements:
Humanities & Expressive Arts
Science & Our Place on the Planet
Society & the Individual