You are currently viewing the 2013-2014 Wellesley College Course Catalog.
The information contained within is accurate as of March 29, 2013. Wellesley College reserves the right to make changes at its discretion.
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Catalog Statement Regarding Courses
A semester course that carries one unit of credit requires approximately 11 hours of work each week spent partly in class and partly in preparation. The amount of time scheduled for classes varies with the subject from two periods each week in many courses in the humanities and social sciences to three, four, or five scheduled periods in certain courses in foreign languages, in art and music, and in the sciences. A 0.5 unit course requires approximately 5.5 hours of work each week, including scheduled class time and preparation. A semester course that carries 1.25 units of credit includes at least 300 minutes per week of scheduled class time as well as significant work outside of class. Classes are scheduled from Monday morning through late Friday afternoon.
ARS=Arts, Music, Theatre, Film, Video distribution attribute
EC=Epistemology and Cognition distribution attribute
HS=Historical Studies distribution attribute
LL=Language and Literature distribution attribute
MM=Mathematical Modeling distribution attribute
NPS=Natural and Physical Science distribution attribute
QRB=Fulfills the basic skills component of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement
QRF=Fulfills the course overlay component of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement
REP=Religion, Ethics, and Moral Philosophy
SBA=Social and Behavioral Analysis distribution attribute
W=First-Year Writing requirement
Course Number Suffix
H=0.5 unit course
R=Research methods course
W=Immersion language course taught during Wintersession when follows course number
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