You are currently viewing the 2012-2013 Wellesley College Course Catalog.
This online catalog is published at least once per year. The information contained within is accurate as of July 2012. 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 eleven 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 which carries 1.25 units of credit ordinarily 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.
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