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2015 - 2016 University Catalog

Roger Williams

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Undergraduate Admission Phone: (401) 254-3500 Toll-free: (800) 458-7144, Ext. 3500 Fax: (401) 254-3557 E-mail: [email protected]

Main Campus One Old Ferry Road Bristol, RI 02809-2921 Phone: (401) 253-1040 School of Law Ten Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI 02809-5171 Phone: (401) 254-4555 Toll-free: (800) 633-2727 Fax: (401) 254-4516

Providence Campus 150 Washington Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 276-4800 Fax: (401) 276-4848

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY AND ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis in admission to, access to, employment in, and treatment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the application of this Non-Discrimination Policy may be referred to the following: • Mirlen A. Mal, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809, Telephone: 401-254-3028; • Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, Telephone: 1-800-421-3481; or • Boston Office, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: 617-289-0111. The Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator and Coordinator of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is Mirlen A. Mal, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809, Telephone: 401-254-3028. The Coordinator of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is Kathleen McMahon, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809, Telephone: 401-254-3161. The Coordinator of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Richard Hale, Chief of Staff, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809, Telephone: 401-254-3079. Roger Williams University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and graduation, to change the program of study, to amend any regulation affecting the student body, to increase tuition and fees, and to dismiss from Roger Williams University any student at any time, if it is deemed by the University to be in the best interest of the University or the student to do so. Nothing in this Catalog may be considered as setting forth terms of a contract between a student or prospective student and Roger Williams University. Roger Williams University is committed to assisting all members of the RWU community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by federal law, each year RWU prepares an annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report. The Reports contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by RWU, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the RWU campus, as well as fire statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported fires that occurred in RWU residence halls. You may obtain a copy of these reports by contacting the Admissions Office or by accessing the following websites: • The Security Report is available online at: http://rwu.edu/sites/default/files/clery_annual_security_report.pdf • Crime Statistics are available online at:

http://rwu.edu/sites/default/files/clerystats.pdf

• The Fire Safety Report is available online at: http://www.rwu.edu/about/university-offices/ehs/fire-safety/fire-safety-report

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Please note: Matriculated students must complete the degree requirements specified in the Catalog under which they entered the University unless they declare a later Catalog, in which case they are bound to all provisions specified unless otherwise stipulated therein. Responsibility for course selection and fulfillment of all graduation requirements rests with the student.

General information and undergraduate and graduate courses of study for academic year 2015-2016.

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The Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (FCAS) The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP) The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business (GSB) The School of Education (SED) The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management (SECCM) The School of Justice Studies (SJS) The School of Continuing Studies (SCS)

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Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, R.I., is a forward-thinking private university with more than 40 undergraduate majors spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. The principles and philosophies carried throughout the University date back to our namesake, Roger Williams. Founder of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Roger Williams was the first major figure in colonial America to forcefully argue the need for democracy, religious freedom and understanding of America’s native cultures. At the Roger Williams University of today, his legacy is still at work. Through his scholarship in language, theology and law, Williams’ life reflected the value of learning and teaching. The University honors his legacy by modeling a community in

which diverse people and diverse ideas are valued, intellectual achievement is celebrated and civic responsibility is expected. Both in the classroom and in the community, a lifelong long of learning is fostered at RWU, where students explore their academic interests via traditional and project-based learning, and with the support of an engaged faculty that promotes freedom of expression. Expanding upon its solid academic foundation, the University has enhanced its value to students in all disciplines through the Affordable Excellence initiative, launched in 2012 as a direct response to the critical issues facing higher education in the 21st century: escalating costs, rising debt upon graduation and job preparedness for graduates. Building on its current strengths and supported by its unique history, Roger Williams University is poised to expand its tradition of achievement and excellence as we move forward even further into the 21st century.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Academic Calendar ................................................................................................................................................................. 6 Welcome to the University ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 Life at Roger Williams ............................................................................................................................................................ 13 Admission to the University ...................................................................................................................................................23 Financial Aid......................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Fee Schedules and Payment Options ......................................................................................................................................38 Academic Regulations and Requirements.............................................................................................................................. 43 Licensure and Accreditation Information and Complaint Process ..........................................................................................54 The Undergraduate Course of Study...................................................................................................................................... 57 Special Academic Programs .................................................................................................................................................. 59 •

The Three-Plus-Three Program ........................................................................................................................................61

Semester Abroad Studies ...................................................................................................................................................... 65 The University Core Curriculum ............................................................................................................................................79 University Studies ................................................................................................................................................................. 89 •

The University Honor’s Program ..................................................................................................................................... 89

Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences .................................................................................................................................. 97 School of Education .............................................................................................................................................................129 School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation .......................................................................................................... 135 Mario J. Gabelli School of Business ......................................................................................................................................151 School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management ..................................................................................... 159 School of Justice Studies ......................................................................................................................................................169 School of Continuing Studies ............................................................................................................................................... 175 Graduate Study ....................................................................................................................................................................191 School of Law ......................................................................................................................................................................211

Directions ............................................................................................................................................................................338 Directory .............................................................................................................................................................................339 • Board of Trustees..............................................................................................................................................................339 • University Officers and Deans .......................................................................................................................................... 340 • Faculty ..............................................................................................................................................................................342 • University Services ...........................................................................................................................................................346 • Memberships .................................................................................................................................................................... 351 Index....................................................................................................................................................................................354

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Academic Calendar 2015-2016 Fall Semester 2015: August 26 through December 15, 2015 Aug 18 Tue Aug 21 Fri Aug 22 Sat Aug 24 Mon Aug 25 Tue Aug 26 Wed Sept 2 Wed Sept 7 Mon Sept 9 Wed Sept 10 Thu Sept 14 Mon Oct 1 Thu Oct 12 Mon Oct 13 Tue Oct 16 Fri Oct 23 Fri Oct 26 Mon Nov 2 Mon Nov 25 Wed Nov 30 Mon Dec 8 Tue Dec 9 Wed Dec 9-10 Wed-Thu Dec 10-11 Thu-Fri Dec 12-13 Sat-Sun Dec 14-15 Mon-Tue Dec 15 Tue Dec 21 Mon

International Student Orientation begins Residence halls open for first year students: noon - 4:00 pm Residence halls open for first year students: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Freshman Convocation: 2:30 pm Residence halls open for returning students: 12:00 noon Advisement/Registration 10:00 am - noon, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Fall Faculty Conference: 8:30 am Placement Testing: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Day and Evening classes begin Last day to add a course without instructor’s permission Labor Day: Day & Evening classes do NOT meet Last day to add a course with instructor’s permission Last day to make meal plan changes/deletions: 4:00 pm May 2016 Graduates: Degree Applications due in the Office of the Registrar Last day to drop a course without receiving the “W” (withdrawal) grade August and December 2016 Graduates: Degree Applications due in Office of the Registrar Columbus Day: No Day and Evening Classes Monday Classes meet: Day and Evening; Tuesday Classes do NOT meet Warning Grades due in the Office of the Registrar Last day to drop a course and receive the “W” (withdrawal) grade Advisement period begins for Spring 2016 On-line registration begins for Winter Intersession and Spring 2016 semester Residence halls close: 9:00 am Thanksgiving Recess begins: No classes All classes resume In-person registration begins for Winter Intersession and Spring 2016 semester Last day of classes Reading Day Final examinations: Evening Classes Final examinations: Day Classes Reading Days Final examinations: Evening Classes Final examinations: Day Classes Residence halls close: 8:00 pm Final Fall grades due in the Office of the Registrar

Winter Intersession 2016: January 4 through January 15, 2016 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

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Residence halls open for Winter Intersession: 1:00 pm Classes begin Last day to add a course Last day to drop a course without the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day to drop a course and receive the W (withdrawal) grade Last Day of Classes Winter Intersession Final examinations for all Winter Intersession classes Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Final grades due in the Office of the Registrar

Spring Semester 2016: January 20 through May 11, 2016

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Jan 18 Mon Jan 19 Tue Jan 20 Wed Jan 27 Wed Feb 3 Wed Feb 9 Tue Feb 15 Mon Feb 17 Wed Mar 2 Wed Mar 4 Fri Mar 5-13 Sat-Sun Mar 13 Sun Mar 14 Mon Mar 15 Tue Mar 21 Mon Mar 25 Fri Apr 1 Wed Apr 11 Mon

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Residence halls open for new students Orientation for new students Placement Testing: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm New student advisement and registration Residence halls open for returning students: 8:00 am In-person late registration for returning students Day and Evening classes begin Last day to add a course without instructor’s permission Last day to add a course with instructor’s permission Last day to make meal plan changes/deletions: 4:00 pm Last day to drop a course without the “W” (withdrawal) grade Presidents Day: No Day and Evening classes Monday Classes meet: Day and Evening; Wednesday classes do NOT meet May 2017 Graduates: Degree Applications due in the Office of the Registrar Residence halls close: 7:00 pm Spring Break Residence halls open: 12:00 noon All classes resume Advisement period begins for Fall 2016 Warning Grades due in Office of the Registrar Last day to drop a course and receive the “W” (withdrawal) grade On-line registration begins for Summer & Fall semester 2016 University Holiday - All Offices Closed - No Day or Evening Classes August and December 2017 Graduates: Degree Applications due in the Office of the Registrar In-person registration begins for Fall 2016

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Last day of classes: No examinations Reading Day Final examinations: Evening classes Final examinations: Day and Evening classes Reading Days Final examinations: Day and Evening classes Senior Reception Residence halls close (except for graduating students): 12:00 noon Senior Rehearsal School of Law Commencement: 1:00 pm Roger Williams University Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement: 10:00 am Residence halls close for graduating seniors: 7:00 pm Final grades due in the Office of the Registrar

Summer Session 2016: May 17 through July 29, 2016 Summer Session I (3 week, 5 week, and 10 week courses): May 17 through July 29, 2016

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University Housing opens for Summer I students (3 week, 5 week, and 10 week courses): 1:00 pm Classes begin for Summer Session I (3 week, 5 week, and 10 week courses) Last day to add a course without instructor’s permission for Summer Session I (3 week courses) Last day to add a course with instructor’s permission for Summer Session I (3 week courses) Last day to drop a Summer Session I (3 week course) without the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day to add a course without instructor’s permission for Summer Session I (5 week and 10 week courses) Last day to drop a Summer Session I (3 week course) and receive the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day to drop a Summer Session I (5 week and 10 week course) without receiving the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day to add a course with instructor’s permission for Summer Session I (5 week and 10 week course) Memorial Day Observed: No classes Day and Evening Last day to drop a Summer I (5 week and 10 week course) and receive the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day of classes for Summer I (3 week courses) Summer Session I (3 week courses) Final examinations Residence halls close for students who only took Summer Session I (3 week courses) Summer Session I (3 week courses) final grades due in the Office of the Registrar Summer Session I (5 week courses) last day of classes Summer Session I (5 week courses) Final examinations Residence halls close for students who only took Summer Session I (5 week courses) Summer Session I (5 week courses) final grades due in the Office of the Registrar July 4th Holiday Observed: No classes Day and Evening Last day of classes for Summer Session I (10 week courses) Summer Session I (10 week courses) Final examinations Residence halls close for Summer Session I (10 week courses) students Summer Session I (10 week courses) final grades due in the Office of the Registrar

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University Housing opens for Summer Session II students: 1:00 pm Classes begin July 4th Holiday Observed: No classes Day and Evening Last day to add a course without instructor’s permission Last day to drop a Summer Session II course without the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day to add a Summer Session II course with instructor’s permission Last day to drop a Summer Session II course and receive the “W” (withdrawal) grade Last day of classes for Summer Session II Final Examinations for Summer Session II Residence halls close for Summer Session II students Summer Session II final grades due in the Office of the Registrar

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A Short History Roger Williams University’s roots originate in 1919 when the Northeastern University School of Commerce and Finance opened a branch at the Providence YMCA. The next year, Northeastern University’s School of Law opened a Providence division. Northeastern’s presence in Providence grew again in 1938, when the University opened the Providence Technical Institute, offering a certificate program in mechanical engineering. After an amicable agreement to separate from Northeastern in 1940, the YMCA Board of Directors established the Providence Institute of Engineering and Finance. The new Institute was only in its second year when the outbreak of World War II forced its closure for the duration of the war. The school reopened in 1945 as the YMCA Institute of Engineering and Finance, later shortened to the YMCA Institute. Over the next five years the Institute grew, serving veterans through both the evening division and day division. In 1948 the State of Rhode Island authorized the Institute to grant the associate degree. In February 1956, the Institute received a state charter to become a two-year, degree-granting institution under the name of Roger Williams Junior College. The new junior college, the state’s first, began offering a liberal arts program in 1958. By 1964, the College offered the associate of arts as well as the associate of science degrees. In the early 1960s, the institution, still based at the Providence YMCA, grew rapidly. As a result of that growth, the College, by that time a four-year institution, acquired 80 acres of waterfront land in Bristol and, in 1969, completed construction of its new campus. The Providence Campus, 1,000 students strong, continued to house the business and engineering technology programs. The new campus in Bristol offered a full liberal arts program leading to the baccalaureate and enrolled 1,500 students. In addition, the College offered continuing education evening programs in both Providence and Bristol. In 1992, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the institution to Roger Williams University. In the last decade, Roger Williams University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review. Building on its current strengths, bolstered by a commitment to affordable excellence and supported by its unique history, Roger Williams University is poised to expand its tradition of achievement and excellence as it moves forward.

A Brief Description Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, R.I., is a forward-thinking private university with more than 40 undergraduate majors spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunity for real-world projects, RWU students develop

the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today’s employers demand. The University is an open community dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence and providing a world-class education above all else. Our student body is comprised of more than 5,200 students pursuing undergraduate and continuing studies programs, graduate and law degrees. RWU students come from more than 40 states around the country and more than 30 countries around the world. The University is dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive learning environment for each of them. Full-time undergraduates take classes on the Bristol campus, and the majority live on campus. The student population is 50% male and 50% female. International students represent an increasingly significant portion of the student body. In 2012, Roger Williams University articulated its commitment to Affordable Excellence – a comprehensive campaign to increase access to higher education for all and to tackle the issues of cost, debt and jobs. In the years since, this has included an ongoing tuition freeze (tuition will remain at the 2012-13 level through the 2015-16 academic year at minimum) as well as a tuition guarantee that continuously enrolled full-time undergraduates will pay the same price for all four years. In addition to addressing cost, the University has also committed to ensuring the value of a Roger Williams degree. This includes project-based learning opportunities, a diverse range of majors and minors, academic-based study abroad experiences and community engagement, and much more. The Community Partnerships Center, officially launched in 2011, provides students across all majors the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations, government agencies and moderate-to-low income communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts on real-world projects that will deepen students’ academic experience while benefitting the local community. The University’s undergraduate curriculum is a fusion of sound liberal arts studies and selective professional programs, is delivered by the faculty of our Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences and five professional schools. In addition, the School of Continuing Studies enrolls primarily working adults who join the University to expand their knowledge of their current fields or explore new careers. The School of Law, which opened in the fall of 1993 and is accredited by the American Bar Association, is the only law school in Rhode Island and offers a world-class faculty; a strong and diverse student body; an extraordinarily close relationship with the local legal community; and a rigorous, personalized, marketable legal education. In 2014, the law school joined the commitment to Affordable Excellence by unveiling a nearly 18 percent tuition reduction and a three-year tuition guarantee for incoming students – the reduced tuition, now extended through 2015-16, makes RWU Law the best-priced, ABAaccredited private law school in the Northeast. In addition, the School of Law instituted an explicit guarantee that every qualified student will be afforded a substantial clinic experience through one of its in-house clinics or a clinical externship.

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Welcome to the University

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The University’s main campus in Bristol has grown considerably, especially during the last decade. State-of-the-art facilities on campus include an Alumni & Admissions Center; a modern 350-bed residence village; an expanded Marine and Natural Sciences annex; and Global Heritage Hall – a technology rich academic center that boasts heritage themed classrooms, a world languages center, Mac labs for graphic design communications and the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs. RWU’s newest athletic addition is the Bayside turf field. Completed in the summer of 2011, this facility has seating for 575, environmentally sensitive lighting, a new scoreboard and press box. Throughout the design and construction process, creating environmentally friendly facilities has been emphasized. The University Library houses the Library Learning Commons, including several academic support service agencies. The Library itself provides space for a collection of more than 300,000 volumes, digital resources and full-text databases, as well as cutting-edge technology that allows students to take advantage of the latest information-gathering and creation tools. Other facilities include a modern Recreation Center and a Performing Arts Center (more commonly known as The Barn), as well as a variety of academic and residence buildings.

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The Providence Campus in downtown Providence houses the graduate and continuing studies programs and provides urban experiences for students through law clinics and cooperative education opportunities. Following the Spring 2016 academic semester, the University will relocate its Providence campus to One Empire Plaza. The move will nearly double its footprint in the heart of downtown and allow more students – law students, adult learners and undergraduates – access to enhanced learning and community engagement opportunities in the capital city. The space will provide expanded space for RWU’s School of Law, School of Continuing Studies, and growing array of outreach and engagement programs, including the Latino Policy Institute, HousingWorks RI and the Community Partnerships Center. Roger Williams University’s location provides students easy access to a wealth of recreational and cultural resources. The Bristol campus is only 30 minutes by car from both Newport and Providence. Downtown Boston is about an hour by car or bus, and New York City is a three-and-a-half hour drive. Buses stop in front of the main gate of the Bristol campus. This accessibility to off-campus activities, coupled with the array of on-campus athletic, social and other extracurricular events, enriches the Roger Williams University student. The total undergraduate experience prepares students for rewarding and productive lives here at the University and beyond.

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Accreditations Roger Williams University The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits Roger Williams University.

The Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert M. Eisinger, Ph.D. The American Chemical Society (ACS) accredits the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Dean Stephen White, AIA, Reg. Arch. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredits the Master of Architecture Program. The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business Dean Susan M. McTiernan, Ph.D. AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredits the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing programs.

The School of Education Dean Kelly Donnell, Ph.D. The Rhode Island Department of Education and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) approve the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education programs, the Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education program, and the Master of Arts in Literacy Education program.

The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management Dean Robert A. Potter, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits the Engineering program. The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredits the Construction Management program.

The School of Continuing Studies Dean Jamie Scurry, Ph.D. The American Bar Association (ABA) approves the Paralegal Studies program.

The School of Law Michael J. Yelnosky, J.D. The American Bar Association (ABA) approves the Law program. Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

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The School of Justice Studies Dean Stephanie P. Manzi, Ph.D.

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Residential Living The University offers student housing to suit a variety of preferences and lifestyles, including co-ed, substance-free, special interest units, single and multiple occupancy rooms, and apartments. Several University residence halls overlook the gentle, protected waters of Mt. Hope Bay, a popular haven for local boaters and a relaxing diversion for students who live here. Roger Williams University requires all first- and secondyear students to reside in University housing. Those students commuting from home and transfer students with 48 or more credits are excluded from this requirement. The University’s Residence Life Program is based upon mutual respect and mutual concern. Students living in University housing are expected to accept responsibility; to respect University and personal property; to maintain cleanliness; to cooperate with neighbors and to preserve a harmonious living environment. Students should refer to the Student Handbook and the Housing Contract for details. Approximately 90 trained paraprofessional resident assistants (RAs) and seven professional Coordinators of Residence Education, assisted by the Residence Life and Housing central staff, work to create a living-learning environment. Our approach promotes and facilitates selfgovernment, self-discipline and the acceptance of adult responsibility. In addition, peers and professionals from Health Education work as a team to create a humane learning community.

Student Senate The Student Senate of Roger Williams University involves all full-time undergraduates. The Student Senate carries out the executive and legislative functions of the Association. The Student Senate consists of 21 senators and the Student Body President. An executive board, composed of a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, leads the Senate. Students are elected to the Student Senate in the Spring Semester and the Fall Semester for first year students. The mission of the

Student Government Association is to facilitate responsible and effective student participation in University governance; to represent the interests of the student body; and to enhance educational, social and cultural opportunities. To achieve this, the Student Senate collects an activity fee from all undergraduates. Students interested in Student Senate should attend the Club Fair during Welcome Week.

Undergraduate Student Conduct System Roger Williams University is a community dedicated to learning. We assume that students come to the University for serious purposes. Students live and work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect. They join faculty and administrators to create a living/learning environment conducive to both personal and academic growth. Students are empowered by the University with considerable responsibility. In return, the University assumes that students exercise maturity and conduct that affirm human values. Student Conduct intervention is intended to increase students’ awareness of the effect of their actions on others in the community. Our system strives to educate and encourage self-responsibility. Self-control, a vital component in an orderly society, is consistent with our educational mission. Enforcement of the Code of Student Conduct is the process by which the University community rules maintains standards of student behavior. A detailed description of the Student Conduct System and The Code of Student Conduct are published in the Student Handbook.

University Libraries The University Libraries lead in the development, organization, and sharing of resource collections, ensuring users optimal access to information, instruction, and services responsive to their needs through the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides academic support through its first-floor integrated Information and MediaTech service desks, and includes the University Library, Media Services, Instructional Design, the Teaching and Learning Center, the Center for Academic Development, Student Accessibility Services, Academic Advising, and Student Advocacy, all providing a seamless, one-stop experience for student academic support. The Architecture Library resides in the School of Architecture Art and Historic Preservation, located directly across the quad from the Main Library. Both libraries strive to promote the values and capacities associated with intellectual inquiry, knowledge management and lifelong learning. The University Library system represents a rich academic resource, offering students information, research tools and instructional services as they pursue their education. The book collection exceeds 250,000 volumes and is increasing annually by more than 6,000 titles in both print and electronic (e-book) formats. An integrated library system and an online web-based catalog facilitate research that also identifies library holdings in academic library collections throughout Rhode Island. The collection includes approximately 2,700 print periodical titles, including an

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At Roger Williams University, undergraduate students participate in a vibrant educational community in which the exchange of ideas occurs both inside and outside the classroom. Our students are engaged in service learning initiatives, peer education programs, residence hall life, Civil Discourse presentations, athletics competitions (varsity, club and intramural) as well as more than 70 student clubs and organizations. Students create new clubs each year, building leadership and involvement opportunities for everyone who wants to participate. Our goal is to help each Roger Williams University student develop skills in leadership, group dynamics and critical thinking as well as the self-confidence needed to achieve success at the University and beyond. The following pages provide the essentials on many of the programs, initiatives, and facilities that undergraduates will encounter during their days on the Roger Williams campus.

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extensive back file in bound volumes and on microfilm, and over 70,000 online titles with access to thousands more. More than 140 computers are available throughout the library as well as public printing and scanning services. The Libraries’ website (http://library.rwu.edu) further expands research capabilities by providing instant access to a wide variety of specialized information databases, as well as research and course guides prepared by the librarians. The Libraries’ consortial partners, with whom borrowing privileges are shared, include Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Community College of Rhode Island, Bryant University, Providence College, Salve Regina University, Johnson & Wales University, Wheaton College and local hospital libraries. The Libraries also partner with the Affinity Group Libraries – a national organization of academic libraries from independent colleges and universities – conducting annual planning and assessment activities. Requests for materials from the other institutions can be made electronically and are usually delivered within two days. Reference and research consultation services are provided during most hours; online reference service is also available through chat, text and e-mail. The Main Library, open 112 hours a week, and the Architecture Library, open 83 hours a week, ensure full services in both facilities for students and faculty, and for distance learners, as well. The Libraries supplement resources by affiliating with statewide and national professional and academic groups and associations. These include the American Library Association, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, the Association of Rhode Island Health Sciences Libraries, the Rhode Island Interrelated Library System, the Consortium of College and University Media Centers, OCLC, and the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN Consortium).

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The Instructional Design Department, part of the Learning Commons, supports through the Instructional Technology Development Center (located in the University Library’s Learning Commons) a curriculum design laboratory, and provides useful resources for all supported academic software as well as information on interesting strategies and techniques that will enhance teaching and learning. The department’s web pages include documentation and tutorials in a variety of media that can serve faculty and students. University students have access to over 20 Academic Computing Labs, consisting of state-of-the-art workstation computers, laser printers, laser scanners, and plotters. These labs are located in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business (GSB), School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP), School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SEECM), Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (FCAS), School of Education (SED), Global Heritage Hall (GHH), and the Marine and Natural Sciences (MNS). For those who bring their own laptops or Tablet computers we offer wireless in all of these spaces also. The main public Academic Computers are located within the Learning Commons area of the University Library. The Learning Commons, which is accessible approximately 112

hours per week, contains both Mac and Pentium based personal computers running Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Vista or Mac OS X operating systems. All computers are connected to a high-speed laser printer, color laser printer, and scanners. The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation computer labs are outfitted with Macintosh G5 workstations (which dual boot for both Mac and Microsoft Vista users) and HP workstations running Microsoft Vista. The network provides students with access to software designed specifically for Architecture majors. The School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management computer lab has Pentium Based PC workstations running Microsoft Vista. The lab provides students with access to software designed specifically for Engineering projects and computer science. The Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Marine and Natural Sciences building computer labs include Pentium Based PC workstations running Microsoft Vista. Global Heritage Hall consists of Macintosh computer labs and classrooms running Mac OS X. These labs provide students with access to software designed specifically for communications, psychology, math and science majors. The School of Education computer lab has Pentium Based PC workstations running Microsoft Vista. The lab provides students with access to software designed specifically for Education majors. In addition, a broad variety of application software is available at all computer labs, including word processing, specific curriculum software, web browsing, and email. All campus computers are connected to a high speed network for both wired and wireless use, which reaches all academic departments and student residence halls.

Media Services Department The Media Services Department, part of the Learning Commons, provides multimedia and communications technology services designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Technicians provide media equipment, media facilities and technical support for academic programs, public lectures, symposia, and other official university events. The department staff works in collaboration with faculty members and other academic support departments to identify and facilitate the use of emerging media technologies in academic programs. Video recording, playback and viewing/listening facilities offer immediate and individualized services for faculty and students. An extensive and growing collection of video recordings, DVD, and audio recordings is maintained by the University Library and can be accessed via its online catalog.

Academic Advisement Matriculating freshmen and transfer students are assigned a faculty advisor by their School/College dean. All undergraduate University faculty serve as academic advisors. Although students are responsible for knowing and complying with academic regulations, faculty advisors are available on a regular basis to review academic regulations and requirements, career planning resources, counseling and tutorial services. Questions concerning advisement should be addressed to the student’s dean.

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Overview The Center for Student Academic Success consists of five service areas, with a single point of student/faculty/staff interface, under the direction of the Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Collected together are Student Advocacy, University Advising, Tutorial Support Services, Student Accessibility Services, and Retention Initiatives.

Services Offered Through the Center for Student Academic Success University Advising Services University Advising at Roger Williams University offers deciding students the opportunity of working with a professional academic advisor to plan a coherent educational program appropriate for your interests and goals. At Roger Williams, we believe academic advising is a collaborative educational process between students and their advisors to achieve specific learning outcomes, ensure student academic success, and outline the steps for achieving the student’s personal, academic, and career goals. For students who are still exploring their academic options or for any student who finds her/himself in the wrong major, the University Advising offers a decision making program that supports each student in reaching an informed and confident decision about a program of study. The advisors can help you to explore your interests, values, passions and goals and the 42 different majors offered at Roger Williams University. Whatever major you are in, or if you are considering your options, you can expect your advisor to: • Guide you through a decision making process regarding your choice of major • help you understand degree completion requirements • create a “map” for your undergraduate program • assist with selecting appropriate courses for registration • explain how to make good use of our academic support resources • explain academic policies and expectations • discuss how to integrate liberal arts learning with professional preparation You may meet with your academic advisor any time you want. We encourage students who are ‘deciding’ or ‘in transition’ (that is, searching for a new major) to meet several times each semester with a professional advisor. This is the most important decision you make at Roger Williams and we are here to support you in that decision making process. Our goal is to help you make a confident and informed decision about your major, as quickly as possible. For students declared in a major, you may meet with your assigned faculty advisor whenever you want. However, your advisor is required to meet with you once each semester during the advisement/pre-registration period (November and March). See the Academic Calendar at the Registrar website for these dates. Contact your advisor at least two weeks in advance to schedule your appointment.

To supplement our advising program, our Peer Advisor Leader (PAL) program offers all students the opportunity to work with a Peer Advisor. PALS can help you: • register via [email protected] • understand academic requirements and regulations • understand the academic advising system and the academic expectations at RWU • make a successful adjustment to the college classroom • make good use of all available academic support services • find other campus offices and departments you may need to access University Advising Services are for every student on campus. If you have questions regarding academic advising, please visit our office located in the Learning Commons, on the Second Floor. Tutorial Support Services The Writing, Math, Science, and Foreign Language Tutoring Centers offer curriculum-based peer tutoring on a walk-in basis. All peer tutors must maintain a B average and participate in training throughout the academic year. Students can go to http://rwu.edu/go/tss to check the peer and faculty tutoring schedules for all of the centers. The Math and Writing Centers also provide faculty tutoring. Students may make appointments with faculty tutors by coming to TSS and using our TutorTrac system. Students can make appointments for one session or for regular meetings for the duration of the semester. All of the services provided through Tutorial Support Services are at no charge to students. Programmatic Tutorial Support The Tutor in the Classroom Program places a team of tutors in all Math sections up through Differential Equations. The tutors attend class, take notes, and are available in the Math Center so that students can meet with tutors who are familiar with their assignments and class discussions. Math tutors schedule and conduct group review sessions prior to tests. In addition to in-center tutoring for the introductory Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses, Science Center tutors conduct review sessions for Physics and Chemistry tests. Tutors are also available several evenings per week as part of the Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL) Program in Chemistry. During these sessions, tutors provide curriculumbased assistance designed to reinforce classroom instruction. The Center also offers tutoring for a number of higher-level Science courses. The Writing Center provides tutoring for any writingrelated assignment. During the fall semester, the Writing Center sponsors Grammar with Karen, a weekly workshop series covering a range of sentence and mechanical skills. The Writing Center also posts a “Tutors by Majors” chart, which lists all of the tutors, their majors, year in school, and hours in the tutoring center. Students can then access a tutor for majorspecific writing assistance. Student Advocacy The Student Advocacy Program was launched in the Fall of 2003. New and returning students making the often difficult and challenging transition from high school to college, from home to residence hall or from another college to RWU, can rely on accurate answers to questions, sensitive and appropriate

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referrals to other campus agencies as well as support and guidance throughout the school year. The professional staff work directly with students and also guide our trained corps of student advocates, who make it their mission to help their peers succeed. The Student Advocacy Program will: • Familiarize students with academic requirements and regulations. • Explain the Academic Advising system and the Academic Expectations at RWU. • Provide assistance with adjustments to campus life. • Introduce and encourage students to use available campus resources. • Make referrals to other campus offices and departments. • Help students connect with clubs and activities on campus.

accommodations are: extended time for test-taking, testing in the SAS Testing Center, note-taking assistance and requests for alternate/electronic texts. Accommodations are not intended to guarantee success; they are intended to provide equal access to the educational experience so that students can display their level of learning. To contact Student Accessibility Services and/or to send documentation: Center for Student Academic Success Learning Commons First Floor Roger Williams University One Old Ferry Road Bristol, RI 02809 phone: 401-254-3841 fax: 401-254-3847

Student Advocacy will relocate to the Second Floor of the Learning Commons, in the Center for Student Academic Success, during the summer of 2015. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Student Advocates welcome walk-ins, but appointments are also available. Student Advocacy Telephone: (401) 254-3390 E-mail: [email protected] Student Accessibility Services Nearly 10% of the Roger Williams University student population is comprised of students with documented disabilities, who are registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The University is mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to provide equal access to facilities, educational and co-curricular programs, campus activities and employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. SAS ensures that students with disabilities have physical and academic access to the educational experience here at the University by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. SAS believes that the most successful students are self-advocates who identify their own needs, take personal initiative in problem-solving and decision-making, and effectively use all available resources to fully participate in the educational experience. Services are available to all students with documented disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity, such as learning, hearing, seeing, reading, walking, and speaking. It is the student’s responsibility to provide current documentation (4 years old or less) from an appropriate professional (physician, psychologist, etc.) to begin the registration and accommodation process. Students must request academic accommodations through an online process at the start of the academic year. The students who are registered with SAS are not flagged anywhere in the RWU community (i.e. class rosters, Registrar’s office, etc.). Disability-related information is confidential and is not shared outside the SAS office without a student’s permission. After having met with a member of the SAS staff to discuss accommodations for the current semester’s courses, eligible students will request and then be provided an Academic Accommodation Authorization form. It is the student’s responsibility to deliver the authorization form to a faculty member in a timely manner and to make arrangements for accommodations. The most commonly requested

Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement The Mission of the Feinstein Center is to nurture the University’s Core Value of commitment to service in our students while meeting the needs of the community by fostering partnerships, encouraging and supporting service learning initiatives, and offering resources and opportunities for civic engagement. Under the auspices of the philanthropy of Alan Shawn Feinstein, Roger Williams University in 1998 created a campus program, now known as the Feinstein Center, to design and implement service learning and co-curricular service efforts. Since 1998 Roger Williams University students have recorded over 280,000 hour of service and been recognized by the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll four times for their efforts. The University has an expectation that all students participate in a service experience during their time at Roger Williams University. Each of our students is introduced to the University’s Core Value of commitment to service as freshmen when they participate in Community Connections, a special day of service involving the incoming class and 200 returning students, faculty and staff. Through the Community Connections program our students engage with 75 non-profit agencies in RI and southeastern MA annually. These include: Audubon Society of RI RI Community Food Bank Battleship Cove RI Veterans Home Boys and Girls Clubs of RI RI Oyster Gardening and Child and Family Services Restoration Norman Bird Sanctuary Visiting Nurses of RI Over the next four years, students will be exposed to diverse opportunities in service learning, community service, and civic engagement that are academically linked as well as co-curricular. These may take the form of community service, service learning, or civic engagement. Community service is service that addresses the symptoms of social problems. It can take the form of a onetime experience or a long term commitment to a non-profit/ community based or government agency. Many Roger Williams University student clubs, athletic teams, and residential living areas participate in community service throughout the year by volunteering at agencies or by fundraising for non-profits. RWU students have provided charitable support to St. Jude

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Civic engagement refers to activities that involve students politically, allowing them to find their voice and advocate on behalf of those in our society who have no voice. Programs such as STAND, the ONE Campaign, and voter registration engage students in the public political process, preparing them for a life of active citizenship. The Feinstein Center facilitates several programs that encourage our students to become more active in the community such as AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service, Community Service Work Study, Bristol Reads, and 5th Grade Day. The Center also supports, through funding and advising, projects that students bring forward each semester in response to the social and political issues they see on campus and globally. All of these programs and activities are intended to help our students develop their academic, leadership and citizenship skills.

Educational Events and Activities Programs and services are designed to complement classroom learning and promote intellectual growth. Current programs include:

bringing an impressive array of nationally renowned speakers to the University to lecture on the divisive issues facing America today. Small Seminar Academic Field Trips support faculty efforts to present out-of-classroom activities designed to enhance their courses.

New Student Orientation So that all new students enter the University fully prepared to meet the academic, personal and social challenges of college, Roger Williams University requires all new students to participate in the Orientation program. Freshman orientations are offered throughout the summer and in January. There are also special Orientations for international students and upperclass transfer students. The orientation program continues into the Fall semester with specially designed programs that assist in the new student’s acclimation to university life. Roger Williams University requires all new students to attend and participate in our New Student Orientation. As part of the Orientation program, students will have an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and register for your semester courses. In addition, it is our goal for you to get acquainted with campus learning traditions, policies, and academic requirements as well as being introduces to campus life and all the resources that Roger Williams has to offer.

Division of Student Life University Health Services Health care is available to all full-time undergraduate students through the University Health Service. The University Health Service is open five days a week, and students can be seen by appointment. A team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and a health educator provides care, which is focused both on primary prevention and treatment during illness. Emergency care is accessible during hours when Health Service is closed and can be accessed through Public Safety. Health education and health promotion are an integral part of the University Health Service. Upon entry, all students are required to submit report of a physical exam, proof of immunization and screening for tuberculosis.

Socrates Café, a co-curricular, participatory discussion where attendees collectively formulate and evaluate answers to philosophical questions relevant to current events. Socrates Café meetings occur approximately once a month and are open to all members of the RWU community and the general public. Questions from past meetings have included ‘What is the nature of courage?’, ‘What are the characteristics of a good leader?’, ‘How does one distinguish one’s prejudice from one’s knowledge?’, and ‘What is the real distinction between war and terrorism?’

Center for Counseling and Student Development The Center for Counseling and Student Development provides short-term, solution-focused counseling for personal and interpersonal problems. The Center also conducts workshops in areas such as stress management, assertiveness training, and procrastination. The Center subscribes to legal and professional guidelines of the State of Rhode Island. All fulltime undergraduates are eligible for all services free of charge.

The Alive! Arts Series, consisting of five programs throughout the academic year in coordination with the faculty in the following areas: creative writing, dance, graphic design, music, and theater. The series is open to the campus and regional community. All performances are free.

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The Civil Discourse Lecture Series, “Discussing the Great Issues of Our Time with Reason & Respect,” annually

Located on the north end of Maple Hall, the Roger Williams University (RWU) Intercultural Center (IC) champions the charge of “Welcoming every one of all nationalities, faiths and personal identities.” Civil discourse and global perspectives are two of RWU’s Core Values. With these values in mind, the department has developed a multifaceted operation that works

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Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, St. Baldrick Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, and several other organizations each year. Service learning involves service that is imbedded in an academic course and is directly related to the course material. Each year students are offered approximately 20 different service learning courses. Service learning course offerings have included: ACCTG 405 Auditing BUSN 430 Special Topics: Project Management through Home Improvement Project COMM 220 Principles and Practices of Public Relations (formerly COMM 300) EDU 302 and 303 Literacy in the Elementary School I & II CW 345 Advocacy Seminar (formerly PEN topics course) MRKT 315 Qualitative Marketing Research WTNG 400 Writing for Social Change

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to enrich the University community through student support, programming and campus involvement around issues of personal identity, diversity and inclusion.

Our Mission The mission of the Intercultural Center (IC) is to develop world citizens capable of critical thinking, compassion, and respect for differences. It does this through student support and outreach, programming and intercultural learning. The IC provides the Roger Williams University community with opportunities and an environment that encourage relationships, leadership, and community building. It provides forums that enhance the personal exploration and development of its community members regarding social identity, academic excellence, and exemplary citizenship. The IC challenges community members to be life-long learners and active members of our global society. Who We Are The IC serves as a community hub, often referred to as a “home away from home.” Containing a kitchen, lounge, prayer corner, meeting space, computer resources and professional staff, the IC is utilized by members of our community as a place to host informal socials, educational programs and cultural events, as well as group meetings. The IC is open to all members of the University community 7 days a week. We encourage all to take advantage of our resources. International Student Services International Student Services works in concert with Student Life, Enrollment Management & Retention and academic departments on-campus to support the successful matriculation and graduation of undergraduate and graduate international students. From immigration assistance to interpersonal help, the International Student Services staff works to inform international students of their responsibilities as well as to expose them to cultural opportunities both on- and off-campus. In addition, programs are designed to foster a higher level of interest and understanding of various cultures and backgrounds.

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Multicultural Student Affairs The IC reaches out to traditionally underrepresented students to assist them in their transition to the RWU community as well as to encourage them to take advantage of available opportunities. The IC also supports the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) with intercultural programming including cultural heritage months, Lunar New Year and more. The IC works to create an environment that responds to the needs of students while promoting academic and personal development. The IC also works to support campus initiatives that proactively seek to critically examine issues of personal identity, diversity and inclusion. Spiritual Life Office The Spiritual Life Office welcomes students, faculty, and staff from all religious traditions, as well as those who are in exploration. RWU has in residence a University Multifaith Chaplain and affiliated chaplains from the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic traditions. These religious professionals offer pastoral care to all members of the University community. Moreover, the office supports specific faith group programming on campus and encourages interfaith dialogue throughout the University. In nearby Bristol and surrounding towns, many

houses of worship have welcomed RWU students to their sanctuaries for religious services.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) Community Support The IC is a resource area for allies and members of the LGBTQQ community. As a partner in RWU’s examination of our global society, our office works to raise issues related to the LGBTQQ community. We are a practical resource and support for the Sexuality Advocacy for Everyone (SAFE) student club, individual LGBTQQ students, faculty and staff through recognition, programming and referral. In addition to the IC, the LGBTQQ community has the support of the Gender Resource Center, located adjacent to Maple Hall. The Diversity Leadership Program The Diversity Leadership Program is a unique leadership development opportunity open to students of color, first generation college students of any racial identity, students who identify as LGBTQQ, international students and other underrepresented first year students (freshman or transfer) at RWU. The program is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that emphasizes the connection and support that can positively impact underrepresented students’ success in college. The Diversity Leadership Program will focus on strengthening the diversity community at RWU through mentorship, relationship-building, ally development, and extensive leadership development.

University Career Center The Roger Williams University Career Center supports the mission of the University and contributes to the University’s Core Value of “Preparation for a Career or Future Study” by providing on-going educational opportunities for students and alumni to learn to manage their careers successfully. The Career Center also provides opportunities for students to meet with employers and graduate school recruiters through a variety of activities, events and venues. Mirroring the central reflection questions of the University’s Core Curriculum, we challenge our clients to answer the following questions: Who Are You? What Do You Want to Do? How Will You Get There? We challenge ourselves to provide our clients a variety of traditional and innovative means through which they can discover the answers to these questions.

Career Center Client Outcomes By utilizing the Career Center, our alumni and students will be able to: • Assess their values, interests, personality and skills to determine potential career paths • Understand the importance of incorporating experiential learning into their education and careers • Evaluate the necessity of further education, and to understand how to select and apply to educational institutions • Successfully source, apply, interview, obtain professional work, and to manage their careers for life The Career Center provides students and alumni with a lifelong connection to the University and to our local, national and

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The Student Senate works with the other 6 major organizations to promote outside the classroom opportunities.

Student Organizations

Career Center Services Include: • Individual career counseling • Résumé and cover letter development • Cooperative Education/Internship Program preparation and coordination via Career Planning Seminars • Job search assistance and interview preparation including mock interviews • On-campus interviewing program and résumé matching program • HAWK’S HUNT: searchable databases (full-time, parttime, summer and co-op/intern positions); and event information and registration • Graduate school information and application assistance • Assessment of occupational interests, personality preferences, skills, values and leisure pursuits and how they all relate to possible career choices • Classroom or group presentations • Various workshops, panel presentations and networking events Some of our signature programs include: • The Roger Williams University Career Fair • On-Campus Recruiting, bringing employers to campus to conduct first-round interviews for internships and jobs • Graduate School Month, a series of panels teaching students how to become exceptional graduate school applicants • Liberal Arts Month- panels of graduates and other liberal arts graduates describe where they came from and where they are now professionally • Career Planning Seminars • Dining Etiquette, a four-course meal led by an etiquette expert • Customized networking receptions and panel presentations bringing employers, alumni, faculty and students together Contact us at [email protected], http://careercenter.rwu.edu; Twitter at www.twitter.com/careercenterrwu Facebook page: www.facebook.com/careercenterrwu Phone: (401) 254-3224 Fax: (401) 254-3497

Campus Entertainment Network (CEN): The Campus Entertainment Network is responsible for creating, programming, overseeing, and co-sponsoring social, cultural, recreational, and educational events to benefit the Roger Williams University community. Our efforts are concentrated on offering a wide variety of diverse programs that will entertain and benefit the RWU student body.

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The Student Senate, working closely with the University administration, oversees chartered clubs and organizations, voices student concerns and allocates funding from the Student Activities Fee. Each year, an abundance of exciting and diverse co-curricular activities is available at Roger Williams University. Social, cultural, education and recreational activities are open to every student. These activities include trips, special events, films, membership in clubs, creating publications, performances and lectures. There is a wide variety of student clubs and organizations, ranging from career oriented to exploring current interests with the student body.

The Hawks’ Herald: is the student run newspaper which publishes weekly through the academic year. The Herald educates and informs the campus community of the important and relevant information that affects the lives of students. Inter Class Council (ICC): is comprised of elected representatives of all 4 classes and the organization’s Executive Board. Their mission is to support system to unify the voices within and amongst the classes by gathering feedback to address class concerns to the Student Senate, Administration and other campus Organizations, resulting in effective programming that fosters school spirit while upholding and creating new traditions that will provide memorable college experiences. Inter Residence Hall Association (IRHA): acts as a liaison among Residence Life and Housing, Student Senate and the Residence Halls. This organization strives to provide a variety of educational and social programming for the residence life community. Multi-Cultural Student Union: provides leadership development for cultural minorities as well as social, educational, and recreational programming for the RWU campus. The organization serves as the voice of multicultural student opinion on matters directly affecting students and/ or their rights and to provide leadership development for multiculturalism on campus. WQRI 88.3 FM: is a volunteer based, student-operated station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that operates daily at 650 watts. WQRI provides diverse programming consisting of eclectic music, news, sports, and talk radio while serving as a vehicle for promoting new and emerging artists. WQRI strives to provide diverse programming and events for the entertainment and education of students and staff.

Student Clubs Active Minds Add Nothing African Coalition Alternative Entertainment American Chemical Society American Institute of Architecture Students American Society of Bio Chemistry and Molecular Biology American Society of Chemical Engineers Ballroom Dance Club RWU Chorus

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global communities. We strive to initiate, encourage, facilitate and maintain relationships throughout the University and working world to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties involved.

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Colleges Against Cancer College Democrats at RWU College Republicans at RWU Commuters in Action Construction Management Club Dance Club Dance Team - Hawkettes Drastic Measurers - a Capella Engineering Club Engineers without Borders FIMRC - Foundation of International Medical Relief for Children Film Production Club Financial Management Association Future Teachers of America Graphic Design Club Habitat for Humanity Hawks for Haiti Hawks for St. Jude Health and Fitness Helping Hawks Historic Preservation Society Hollerin’ Hawks International Relations Organization Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Mock Trial Musician’s Guild Muslim Student Association Ocean Guardians Outing Club Paintball Club Peer Pals Photography Club Pre-Med/Pre-Vet Club Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Sexual Advocacy for Everyone (SAFE) Scuba Club Ski and Snowboard Club Society of Professional Journalists Society of Women Engineers Stage Company Sustained Dialogue Technical Entrepreneurs USGBG Values of Sisterhood Water Polo Women’s Golf

Athletics Roger Williams University adheres to the policies, philosophies, and guidelines for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III athletic programs. The University is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (RIAIAW), and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Within the mission statement of the Athletic Intramural and Recreation Department, the premise is that properly administered athletic intramural and recreation programs contribute greatly to the total educational mission of the University. This philosophy supports the University’s mission for the development of the total person – mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically – in a learning environment where students set goals for themselves and work, with the support of the University community, to achieve those goals.

Varsity Sports The department offers 24 intercollegiate varsity sports and eight club activities. For men, varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, polo, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field and wrestling. Women’s varsity teams compete in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, polo, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and lacrosse. Co-ed varsity sports include equestrian, and sailing. The University also sponsors cheerleading, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s rugby, co-ed crew, men’s lacrosse, men’s volleyball and ultimate frisbee as club sports.

Intramural and Recreation Programs Teamwork and fun are at the core of our expanding intramural and recreation programs. We offer a variety of individual and team tournaments and leagues, including flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, floor hockey, soccer and tennis. The walk-in recreation program provides aerobics classes on campus, weight training, cybex, rowing and exercise equipment, plus indoor tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, racquetball/squash, and swimming opportunities in the Campus Recreation Center. Special events throughout the year offer competitive opportunities based on demonstrated student interests.

Sports Facilities The Campus Recreation Center, which celebrated its grand opening in the Fall of 2003, is the focal point of the University’s athletic, intramural and recreational programming. This airconditioned facility seats 1,200 and includes an eight-lane pool with diving well, basketball courts, volleyball courts, stateof-the-art fitness center and aerobics/dance room, as well as racquetball courts. The University also provides a variety of outdoor athletic facilities, including a synthetic turf field for soccer and lacrosse built in 2011. Fields for softball, baseball, and rugby are all located on campus. Six tennis courts are available for varsity and University community use. All six courts are lighted for evening play.

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Admission to the University

Campus visits Prospective students are strongly urged to visit Roger Williams University for an information session and a studentguided tour. To arrange a campus visit, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (401) 254-3500 or 1-800-458-7144, ext. 3500. Students and families should allow two hours for their visit to the University. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., year-round; and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., August through April.

Freshman Admission Applicants may apply any time after the beginning of their senior year of high school. To do so, applicants may submit an Application for Full-Time Undergraduate Admission via the Common Application (www.commonapp.org). A non-refundable application fee of $50 must be paid at the time of application. Prospective freshman students may

apply to the early action, or regular decision programs. Official high school transcripts with English translations if applicable), SAT I/ACT scores (if applicable*), application essay and letter of recommendation are required to complete the application. Early Action candidates must submit all application materials according to the following timetable: • Early Action I - November 1 – Deadline for submitting the application, credentials, application essay, test scores (if applicable*), and, if applicable, supplemental materials. • Applications fully completed for review by the deadline date will be considered for first round decisions, which are typically released around December 15. • Early Action II – December 1 – Deadline for submitting the application credentials, application essay, test scores (if applicable*), and if applicable, supplemental materials. • Applications fully completed for review by the deadline date will be considered for first round decisions which are typically released around February 1st. Regular Admission candidates must submit all application materials according to the following timetable: •

February 1 – Deadline for submitting the application, credentials, application essay, test scores (if applicable*), and, if applicable, supplemental materials and financial aid information.



Applications fully completed for review by the deadline date will be considered for first round decisions which are typically released around February 15th.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early in their senior year, but must have applications completed by deadline of February 1. Freshman students who wish to be considered for merit scholarships should submit their application for undergraduate admission by February 1. All applications for admission received after February 1 will be reviewed on the basis of space-availability only. Reflecting anticipated requirements for education students established by the Rhode Island Department of Education, we require Elementary Education and Secondary Education applicants to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.

Advanced Credit Guide Freshman students at Roger Williams University are eligible to receive advanced credit. Roger Williams University recognizes the following exams to be academically and intellectually rigorous, and awards advanced credit for: • Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations • College courses completed in high school • French Baccalaureate Examinations • GCE Advanced-Level Examinations • International Baccalaureate Examinations

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Roger Williams University’s full-time, day-program undergraduate admission requirements and procedures are designed to select students whose abilities, preparation, attitudes, interests, and personal qualities give them the greatest promise of achieving academic success at the University. Prospective students are urged to prepare adequately for success at RWU. Candidates are expected to complete (or have completed) a strong college preparatory program that includes four units of English, three units of mathematics (those interested in architecture, business, and engineering programs should have four years), three units of social science, and three units of natural science. A course of study with these preparations provides a solid foundation for college work. When evaluating the qualifications of each applicant, the admission committee pays particular attention to the quality of secondary-school and, if applicable, collegelevel courses that applicants have completed (and their achievement in those courses), their application essay, high school grade point average, SAT I/ACT scores (if applicable*), extracurricular activities, and the recommendation of a school counselor or teacher. In addition, candidates for the Architecture, Visual Arts Studies, Dance Performance Studies, Creative Writing and Graphic Design Communication programs must complete additional requirements in order to be considered for admission. The specifications of these additional requirements are provided in the “Special Requirements of Applicants” section of this catalog. Likewise, the Secondary Education program will also be reviewed in conjunction with second major choice as outlined in the “Special Requirements of Applicants” section of the catalog. Recognizing that experiences vary greatly, the University makes every attempt to ensure that the selection process is fair. Roger Williams University admits qualified students without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic origin.

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Advanced credit offers students more options and opportunities, which can be helpful when: • Completing a dual concentration • Enrolled in a combined B.S./ M. Arch. program • Enrolled in the Honors Program • Planning for an early graduation Credit that a student receives may be applied toward: • Foundation requirements • Elective credit requirements • Prerequisites for the major

Evaluation Requirements To receive advanced credit, students must request the authorized examining body that administered the exam to send an official copy of the examination results directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Only official exam reports will be evaluated for advanced credit. Students are also required to submit the corresponding course syllabi. Based on the evaluation, students will be given appropriate credit and standing in the areas in which they qualify. Credit is granted for the equivalent course(s) at the University, but no grade is assigned and the credit is not included in calculating the grade point average. Notice of the advanced credit evaluation is sent to the student and is recorded on the student’s record. Credit for courses in a particular major will be transferred at the discretion of the respective College or School under which the specific major is housed. Transfer credit is not granted for physical education, health, ROTC courses, non-academic activities or courses not germane to a program at RWU.

Advanced Placement Examination Roger Williams University participates in the Advanced Placement Program administered by the College Board. Depending upon the program, credit is awarded for test scores of 3, 4 and 5. Refer to the course and credit equivalency chart located in the Academic Regulations and Requirements section of the catalog. To receive Advanced Placement Credit, official examination scores must be submitted to Roger Williams University by the College Board. Roger Williams University’s College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code is 3729. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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completed under a quarter-hour system is converted by awarding approximately two-thirds of the total number of quarter hours. To request credit for college coursework completed, the students should submit official college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the time of admission for consideration.

French Baccalaureate Examinations Roger Williams University awards advanced credit to students who have successfully completed the French Baccalaureate program and who have obtained a grade of 12 or higher, with a coefficient of 4 or 5. • A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for courses passed with a grade of 12 or higher, and with a coefficient of 4. • A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for courses passed with a grade of 12 or higher, and with a coefficient of 5.

GCE Advanced Level Examinations Roger Williams University awards advanced credit to students who have successfully completed the GCE Advanced Level program. • Credit is only awarded for grades of C or better. • Credit is awarded for a maximum of 4 A-level courses. • A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for an A-Level course completed. • A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for an AS-Level course completed. • Students who have completed only O-Level exams are not eligible for advanced credit.

International Baccalaureate Examination Roger Williams University awards advanced credit to students who have successfully completed the IB Diploma or IB Certificate program. • Credit is only awarded for scores of 4, 5, 6 and 7. Refer to the course and equivalency chart located in the Academic Regulations and Requirements section of the catalog. • IB Math HL is awarded a maximum of 8 credits. • Credit is not awarded for CAS or TOK.

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Matriculating students who earned college credit while enrolled in high school may have that credit transferred into Roger Williams University if the following conditions are satisfied: • The course was completed at or under the auspices of a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. • The content and vigor of the course is similar to a course offered at Roger Williams University. • The grade earned is C or better.

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Roger Williams University operates on a semester system and the unit of credit is the semester hour. Transferable coursework completed under a semester credit-hour system is awarded with an equal number of credit hours. Coursework

A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for Higher Level completed. A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for Standard Level completed. IB Diploma students can earn a maximum of 31 advanced credits.

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A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for Higher Level courses completed.

Merit Scholarship Consideration The University strives to recognize students with superior academic achievement and leadership through the awarding

of merit scholarships. All freshman, transfer and international students are considered for merit-based scholarships through their admission application; no separate application is necessary. Freshman students who wish to receive maximum merit-based scholarship consideration should submit and complete their admission application by the specific deadline.

After Admission to the University In order to accept an offer of admission, thereby reserving a place in the entering class, the Office of Undergraduate Admission must receive a tuition deposit of $200 and, if applicable, a housing deposit of $350, by May 1. Any student offered admission with less than junior status who resides outside of Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts is required to utilize University housing. All U.S. Citizen and U.S. Permanent Resident students who expect they may need help paying for a college education should apply for financial aid; any entering student (U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident) who has been offered admission to the University is eligible for aid consideration. To ensure priority consideration, applicants must adhere to the timelines for financial aid as outlined in this catalog. All families (U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) are encouraged to meet with a financial aid counselor to review the various available financing options. Those interested should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning at (401) 254-3100.

Entrance Examination Requirement If you are accepted to the University, SAT I/ACT scores will be needed to assist in the proper academic advisement. The RWU CEEB number for the SAT I is 3729. The number for the ACT examination is 3814. Whenever possible, applicants should indicate the appropriate number on the SAT I and/or ACT forms at the time they take the test.

Special Requirements of Applicants Some major programs require supplemental materials or specific preparatory courses or their equivalents. Prospective applicants should review program requirements outlined in the Special Academic Programs section of this catalog. 1. Candidates for the Architecture Program: Architecture applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of geometry and two years of algebra in high school. Transfer students are encouraged to have successfully completed college-level calculus. Proficiency in trigonometry and physics is necessary for students to take required collegelevel courses in calculus and structural systems. Students who lack this proficiency are eligible to apply but must complete the necessary course work before taking calculus and structural systems. Courses taken at RWU in preparation for calculus and structural systems may not count toward degree requirements. A portfolio of two- and three-dimensional work, showing evidence of creative ability, must be submitted by all applicants for admission. The portfolio (8-12 pieces of art work) should consist of a simple 8-1/2” x 11” folder

containing the following: reproductions of original design projects, and reproductions of two- or three-dimensional work recently executed. This work may be reduced photostatically or may be photographed. Smaller pieces should be affixed to an 8-1/2” x 11” sheet. The portfolio becomes a permanent part of the candidate’s application and is not returned. Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic excellence and potential in areas relevant to the profession of architecture as demonstrated by the required materials submitted for admission. Portfolios may also be submitted on electronic media, preferably CD. 2. Candidates for Performing Arts Programs: Candidates applying to these programs should demonstrate achievement and career potential in areas of dance or theatre. Dance Performance Studies applicants are required to audition for acceptance into the program. A Dance Audition is required and must be completed prior to your application for admission being reviewed. Applicants accepted into the Theatre program should be prepared to audition during the freshman year. 3. Candidates for the Secondary Education Program: The Rhode Island Department of Education requires a minimum SAT score of 1150 (minimum 530 critical reading and 530 math) or a minimum ACT math score of 20 and ACT reading score of 24. Students who do not meet these thresholds may be considered for admission as an undeclared education student until he/she attains the necessary scores. Applicants must select one of the following additional majors within the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages, History, and Mathematics. We also offer Dance certification for grades PK-12, which requires a double major in Dance Performance Studies and Secondary Education. 4. Candidates for the Elementary Education Program: The Rhode Island Department of Education requires a minimum SAT score of 1150 (minimum 530 critical reading and 530 math) or a minimum ACT math score of 20 and ACT reading score of 24. Students who do not meet these thresholds may be considered for admission as an undeclared education student until he/she attains the necessary scores. 5. Candidates for the Graphic Design Communication Program: STANDARD PORTFOLIO A portfolio on CD or mailed slides or samples. Portfolio submissions must be 18-20 pieces. The portfolio submissions should include computer-generated graphic design work: logos, posters, publications, websites, etc. In certain situations other media may be considered. Interview optional. or

TARGETED PORTFOLIO 10-15 pieces* including the following 3 assignments: *(a series would be considered one piece and should be identified as such on separate information sheet)

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• Photographic Story – Use a familiar object (no people) that has meaning in your daily life, create a visual story - fictitious or realistic - with that object in 5 images (considered one entry). • Collage – Create a color collage from magazine clippings using a unique two-color scheme (should be created by hand not on the computer). Size: approximately 8” x 8”. • Signage – If your home or personal room was a museum, what would it be called and what would the sign look like. No computer type or computer rendering. The following are optional. If necessary to meet the minimum requirement, or if desired to broaden your portfolio, you may add two of these to your submission: • Visual Message – Create a distress/”S.O.S.” or “message in a bottle” letter. Using ONLY found type from magazines, newspapers, and/or other printed material such as menus or business cards as well as photographs of letters on a one-sided page. Size is up to you, mention the dimensions and rationale, if any, on the information sheet. No pictures. • Map your day – Using various mediums (not a computer) such as collage, pencil, ink, markers, pastels, watercolors, etc. create a visual map of your typical day. • Video – Create a 20-60 second video that responds to the theme “Make/Think.” Tips: The pieces included in your portfolio should be the best representations of you – how you think, how you solve problems, how you see the world, and how you visually compose. The work should be finished. Although there are no requirements as to media, it is recommended that work is diverse in nature and shows the breadth and depth of your experience and interests. If you do not have experience in one medium or another, then include the work that shows your strengths. Computer work is not necessarily the primary indicator of potential success in graphic design. 6. Candidates for the Creative Writing Program: Applicants must provide the following: 1) Short Story and/or (3) poems.* 2) A 600-900 word statement that discusses how one book has influenced you as a writer. 7. Candidate for the Visual Arts Program: A portfolio of two and/or three-dimensional work demonstrating evidence of an applicant’s creative potential is required for all applicants for admission to the B.A. in Visual Art Studies program. The intent of the portfolio requirement is to allow the school to begin to estimate your emerging potential at this earliest stage of your Arts education. Consistent with the mission of our program, Roger Williams University is interested in and celebrates the variety of expression that applicants demonstrate. Applicants come from a variety of

backgrounds, and we appreciate this variety as a basis for beginning the study of Visual Art at the college level. Submission of a portfolio of 10 to 20 recent artworks in photographic form with the admission application. Applicants may submit color prints, or digital reproductions on CDs. Digital Images need to be in a universally readable format such as JPG, PDF or Powerpoint documents. All work should be labeled with the applicant’s name, the size of the original, and the medium. Admissions portfolios will not be returned. * Please see website for updated criteria regarding genre type of the creative writing short story and/or poems. * Applicants interested in the Pharmacy and Biology, Pharmacy and Chemistry and Pharmacy and Biochemistry programs should call the Office of Admission for additional requirements.

International Student Admission Roger Williams University welcomes students from around the world. Approximately international students from over 48 different countries, including Brazil, China, France, Saudi Arabia, the Dominican Republic, Turkey and Panama. International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program of RWU if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations. Additional International Admission Requirements All official secondary school and college/university scholastic records in the language of instruction, as well as English translations must be submitted. Official Documents: All documents submitted for review must be official; that is, they must be either originals with a school seal and/or signature OR copies certified by authorized persons. (A “certified” copy is one that bears either an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official and an original impression of the institution’s seal.) Uncertified photocopies are not acceptable. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University. These documents should be sent directly to RWU from the institution of attendance in a sealed envelope. School profiles, in English, including information on the school’s grading/marking system will facilitate accurate evaluation. All documents become the property of Roger Williams University and will not be given back to students. English Translations: English translations have to be official. They should include: dates of attendance, name of each course, number of hours and weeks each course was in session, grade or mark earned in each course and grading scale used. Entrance Examinations: Roger Williams University does not require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for a conditional admission. International students must submit a test of English proficiency for a direct or bridge admission. English proficiency testing requirements may be waived for students in IB or AP English courses. Students with a TOEFL score between 500-550 PBT/173-213 CBT/61-78IBT or IELTS score between 5.0-6.0 band width may be admitted through the

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The Immigration I-20 form (the form needed to obtain a student visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate) will be issued when: 1. The student is accepted 2. Tuition ($200) and housing ($350) deposits are received 3. Proof of financial support for annual cost of study is submitted 4. I-20 Request Form (including a photocopy of your passport) is submitted. 5. F-1 Student Transfer Verification Form (including copies of your I-94 card and I-20s from other schools) is submitted – Only for students attending a school in the U.S. The International Student Financial Statement is available on the For International Students webpage for your convenience. Proof of financial support can be submitted by completing this form and by submitting official bank statements/certificates. Documentation will not be accepted unless it is properly certified by the sponsor’s or family’s financial institution. All documented sources of support must be in English, in U.S. dollars, and dated within twelve months of enrolling at RWU. RWU International Merit Scholarships: Roger Williams University strives to recognize students with superior academic achievement through the awarding of merit scholarships (transfer and freshman students). RWU International Scholarships are awarded to the top international applicants who are considered to be above average students in their school. All international students will be considered for

merit-based scholarships through their admission application; no separate application is necessary. International transfer students who will graduate with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a U.S. two-year institution may qualify for the Roger Williams University Transfer Scholarships. English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Roger Williams University offers ESL to undergraduate students. The RWU ESL Bridge Program offers advanced-level ESL students appropriate ESL courses in addition to their academic courses, along with special ESL tutoring in preparation for taking a full-time academic course load. This program is for non-native English speaking students interested in RWU’s undergraduate program with a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) greater than 500 Paper/173 Computer/61 Internet and less than 550/213/79 or who have completed level 109 at an ELS Language Center. ELS Language Center at RWU – Conditional Admission The ELS Language Center on the Roger Williams University campus offers an Intensive English Program to beginner and intermediate level English as a Second Language (ESL) students whose test scores do not qualify them for admission to Roger Williams University. ELS Language Center students attend classes on campus and may live in the residence halls. This program is for non-native English speaking students interested in RWU’s undergraduate program who do not submit evidence of English proficiency or have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) less than 500 Paper/173 Computer/61 Internet. International Student Services at The Intercultural Center International Student Services are located at the Intercultural Center (IC), Maple Hall North. The IC and International Student Services staff supports all aspects of international student life at Roger Williams University including personal and academic adjustment to living and studying in the U.S., immigration advising, and social programming. The International Student Services staff strive to bring international students together and to create cultural awareness among the University community.

Transfer Admission Roger Williams University welcomes applications from students who wish to transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Transfer students must submit the following materials: • An official high school transcript (with English translations if applicable) from the high school of graduation • An official college transcript (from all previously attended institutions) • One academic letter of recommendation (required for international students; recommended for domestic students) • Essay of Intent • Transfer Registrar Report (from the Common Application) Transfer Credit Evaluation: For work completed at regionally accredited U.S. institutions, credit evaluations are mailed shortly after the offer of admission has been made. International transfer students are asked to provide copies of course descriptions, syllabi, or a college/university catalog from each college or university attended.

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RWU Bridge Program. Students with a TOEFL score greater than 550 PBT/213 CBT/79IBT or an IELTS score greater than 6.0 band width may be admitted directly into their undergraduate program. Students with a TOEFL below 61 AND students who do not submit a TOEFL score may be admitted conditionally and directed to the ESL Language Center at RWU. We strongly recommend that students who have taken the TOEFL submit their scores for review in order to receive the best placement for their English Level. English Proficiency Requirement: Students with a TOEFL equal to or greater than 550/213/79 (or who have completed Level 112 at ELS Language Centers) can be admitted directly into the undergraduate program. Students with a TOEFL equal to or greater than 500/173/61 and less than 550/213/79 (or who have completed Level 109 at ELS Language Centers) will be required to enroll in the RWU ESL Bridge Program. Students with a TOEFL less than 500/173/61 (or without a TOEFL score) will be conditionally admitted and directed to the ESL Language Center on campus. Financial Statement / Immigration Form I-20: Applicants requiring a non-immigrant “F-1” visa who are coming to the U.S. for full-time study or transferring from one academic institution to another for the purpose of study, must submit documentation that confirms that funding is available for the annual costs of study (tuition, fees, and living expenses). It is extremely important that all international nonimmigrant applicants review RWU expenses before deciding whether or not to apply. This information is NOT needed to make an admission decision and may be submitted after acceptance and after the student has decided to enroll at RWU.

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RWU policy states that transfer students with credentials from non-U.S. institutions will be reviewed for admission only after submission of all college/university official transcripts with English translations. A transfer credit evaluation of credentials from non-U.S. institutions requires an “external” World Evaluation Services (www.wes.org) evaluation. Therefore, if you would like your non-U.S. institution credentials evaluated for transfer credit, you must submit the following: 1) Official copies of an evaluation of your credentials by a professional international credential evaluation company. You may choose to pursue an “external” evaluation on your own through a professional evaluation company, such as World Evaluation Services, http://www.wes.org. 2) Course descriptions: These may be in the form of a college/ university catalog, copies of your courses from a college/ university catalog, course syllabi, or course descriptions signed by your professor or dean. This information should be as detailed as possible in order to determine and award the most appropriate transfer credit for your program at Roger Williams University. In some cases, RWU may be able to conduct an “internal” evaluation. If you are interested in having an “internal” evaluation completed, please submit your official transcript, English translations, course descriptions, program outline, and school profile (credit system, hours, etc.). If you have been accepted to RWU, we will be happy to take a look at your documents and determine if an “external” evaluation is necessary before you pursue an “external” evaluation. For all credit evaluations (U.S. and Non-U.S. Institutions): Evaluation of courses is based on several factors: 1) Courses are compared as they relate in depth and content to those offered at RWU. 2) Courses with grades lower than ‘C’ will not transfer. 3) If taken at a U.S. institution, courses must have been taken at an regionally accredited school. The University does not factor transferred credits into your GPA at RWU. All courses are applied to your program of study in accordance with curricular requirements.

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Special notes: A maximum of 60 credits may be applied to a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited two-year college and a maximum of 75 credits may be applied from a regionally accredited four-year college. The overall number of courses needed for a degree may exceed 120 credits. A student may transfer a maximum of three credits toward an undergraduate certificate comprised of fifteen or fewer credits and a maximum of six credits toward a certificate of sixteen credits or more. We will accept all credits of an associate degree provided that courses carry a grade of ‘C’ or higher, and meet all other conditions of evaluation, however, the number of courses which apply to a particular program will ultimately determine the number of credits and courses needed to be taken at RWU. We reserve the right to require students to repeat transferred courses if it is deemed necessary for success in requisite courses. Students who have attended regionally accredited institutions can expect to receive credit for successfully completed courses

(bearing a grade of ‘C’ or higher) that are comparable in depth and content to those offered at Roger Williams University. Credit for courses successfully completed with a grade of “P” will be transferred only if the issuing institution transcript key states that the grade of P was the equivalent of the grade of C or higher or the originating institution must change the student’s P grade to a C or better on their transcript. The associate registrar, in consultation with the deans (where necessary), evaluates courses, and a copy of the evaluation is mailed as soon as possible after admission to the University is granted. Students transferring from an accredited two-year college must complete at least 45 of their final 60 credits at Roger Williams University. Those transferring from a four-year institution must complete at least their final 45 credits at Roger Williams University. Transfer students with a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited liberal arts or comprehensive college or university must complete at least 30 credits and all major course requirements for the second degree at Roger Williams University.

Additional Special Requirements for Transfer Applicants In addition to the credentials noted above, please see the Special Requirements of Applicants section if you are applying to the Architecture, Secondary Education, Theatre, Dance, Graphic Design, or Creative Writing. Transfer students applying for admission to Architecture should demonstrate a high-level of math proficiency.

University Core Curriculum Requirements for Transfer Students Students transferring to the University must meet the following Core Curriculum requirements: all transfer students’ transcripts will be evaluated so that, when applicable, course work will be applied toward the Core Concentration requirement. All interdisciplinary Core courses, if required, must be taken at the University. Core Concentrations and interdisciplinary Core courses are listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog. 1. Students matriculating with fewer than 24 accepted transfer credits must complete: • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits • all five interdisciplinary Core courses* • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied) • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar • the service learning requirement * In the case of the Core interdisciplinary science requirement, students may substitute one of the two-semester, four-credit laboratory science sequences. 2. Students matriculating with 24-30 accepted transfer credits must complete: • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits • four of the five interdisciplinary Core courses* • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied) • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar

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Mid-Year (Spring) Admission Roger Williams University welcomes applications for mid-year admission from freshman and transfer candidates. A full range of courses is available during the spring semester, and the midyear entrant may also accelerate work toward a degree through summer study.

Graduate Admission Interested students should contact the Office Graduate Admission at (401) 254-6200. The following schools offer master’s programs: School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Master of Architecture Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History Master of Science in Historic Preservation Master of Science in Historic Preservation / Juris Doctor Joint Degree School of Education Master of Arts in Literacy Education

Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology School of Justice Studies Master of Public Administration Master of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Juris Doctor Joint Degree Master of Science in Cybersecurity Master of Science in Cybersecurity/Juris Doctor Joint Degree Master of Science in Leadership Students interested in the Juris Doctor in Law should contact the School of Law Admission office.

Admission of Veterans Roger Williams University is approved for benefits for the education of veterans, active duty service personnel, disabled veterans, and qualified dependents. Veterans who seek admission should follow the regular admission policies but should also contact the Veterans Affairs coordinator in the Registrar’s Office. This should be done as early as possible to expedite handling of applicant’s V.A. forms and counseling.

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is offered by the University and is available to all male and female students. Physically qualified American citizens who complete the entire four-year program are eligible to be commissioned in the U.S. Army. Delayed entry into active service for the purpose of graduate study is available. Military science course work is designed to complement other instruction offered at the University. Emphasis throughout is on the development of individual leadership ability and preparation of the student for future leadership roles in the Army. Professional military education skills in written communications, human behavior, history, mathematical reasoning, and computer literacy are fulfilled through required University Core Curriculum requirements and the military science curriculum.

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3. Students matriculating with 31-44 accepted transfer credits must complete: • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits • three of the five interdisciplinary Core courses* • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied) • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar 4. Students matriculating with 45-59 accepted transfer credits must complete: • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits • two of the five interdisciplinary Core courses* • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied) • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar 5. Students matriculating with 60 or more accepted transfer credits or an Associate degree must complete: • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied) • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar

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Financial Aid (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) Financial Aid

Roger Williams University strives to maintain an active and equitable program of financial assistance for students who would otherwise not be able to attend the institution. The criteria for financial assistance are demonstrated need, academic performance, and a U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen status. Aid is awarded without regard to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or disability. There are three types of financial aid: loans, employment, and grants/scholarships. Assistance may consist of one or any combination of these types of financial aid. Awards can be from the federal government, the student’s state of residence, private agencies, and/or Roger Williams University.

How and When to Apply In order for Roger Williams University to assess the financial need of each candidate in a uniform manner, all freshman and transfer applicants must submit: Early Action and Regular Decision Applicants • CSS Profile Form (Institutional Aid) by January 1 • Roger Williams University Verification Form • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal and State Aid) by February 1 • A copy of Federal Tax Transcripts from the IRS, W2 forms and that of their parents by April 15 Returning Students: Students must reapply for financial aid each year to have their current eligibility determined. All returning students must submit: • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal and State Aid) by February 1 • Roger Williams University Data Form, available at the Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning by February 1 • A copy of Federal Tax Transcripts from the IRS, W2 forms and that of their parents by April 15 Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Students must satisfy the academic standards of the University to be considered for continuing financial assistance. The CSS Profile Form and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are available online at www.CollegeBoard.com for the CSS Profile and www.fafsa.ed.gov for the FAFSA. The CSS Profile Registration Form and the FAFSA On The Web Worksheet are available from high school offices, transfer offices, and Roger Williams University’s Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning. Priority consideration for Institutional Aid is given to applicants whose FAFSA is received by the federal processor no later than February 1. Priority applicants are considered for the maximum aid possible according to their demonstrated need and Roger Williams University policies. If

actual income tax figures are not available, please estimate to the best of your ability.

Satisfactory Progress Policy for Financial Aid Recipients Policy: Students receiving financial aid who do not meet the minimum requirement as outlined under the Rate of Progress may not be eligible to receive financial aid. Appeals: Any student who believes that mitigating circumstances prevented him or her from achieving the minimum requirement should write an appeal letter to file an appeal. The student should complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form which includes Advisor’s statement and academic plan and return to The Office of Student Financial Aid by August 1. The letter should be addressed to Appeals Committee, Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809-2921.

Federal Financial Aid Return Policy Any student receiving federal financial aid who withdraws is required under federal regulation, to have federal and/or state financial aid funds pro-rated. If a student withdraws, return of financial aid will be applied in accordance with federal regulations and institutional policy.

Sources of Financial Aid Available Through the University Educational Assistance for Veterans: The Veterans Administration administers programs for veterans and service people seeking assistance for education or training. Veterans and service people who initially entered the military on or after January 1, 1977 may receive educational assistance under a contributory plan. A deferred payment plan is available for veterans enrolling full time. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: This program enables students with demonstrated need to borrow federally subsidized funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Repayment and interest accrual does not begin until six months after students graduate or drop to less than half-time enrollment. To apply for this loan, complete a FAFSA form, sign an Award Letter and complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Interview. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: This program allows students who do not qualify based on need for the subsidized loan program to apply for this federal loan. Interest is accrued while the student is in school, with repayment of interest and principal beginning six months after graduation. The application criteria for the above program also applies to this loan program.

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Federal Perkins Loan: The Federal Perkins Loan Program makes funds available to students with exceptional financial need. Repayment of the loan at five percent (5%) interest does not begin until at least nine months after students graduate or drop to less than half-time enrollment. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program: This grant program provides assistance to students with exceptional financial need. Consideration is first given to Pell Grant recipients and students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution. Work-Study Programs: Roger Williams University participates in these federal, state, and institutionally funded programs which provide employment opportunities on and off campus. Students are employed in many areas of the University and are encouraged to work in an area that will complement their chosen majors. These programs are normally awarded on the basis of financial need. Roger Williams University Grants/Scholarships: The University also makes available funds from its own resources to assist qualifying students. These grants/scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. State Scholarship and Grant Programs: Many states have scholarship and grant programs for students attending institutions of higher education. The application process, eligibility criteria, and the number of awards differ from state to state. Specific information can be obtained from high school guidance offices and the Department of Education in the applicant’s state.

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(For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) At Roger Williams University, experienced financial aid counselors work with students and parents to identify appropriate options and to assist with paperwork. Because competition is fierce, students are encouraged to submit materials well in advance of posted deadlines. The sooner the materials are submitted, the better chance students have of getting the scholarships. Students seeking scholarships are encouraged to: 1. Read this material thoroughly. 2. Make notes on anything they need to have clarified. 3. Consult a financial aid counselor for information about the availability of scholarships and application deadlines. 4. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning at (401) 254-3100 with any questions or to make an appointment. The following scholarships are made available to Roger Williams University students who fit the qualifications. Certain scholarships may not be available every year and a

student may not be awarded more than one Institutionally Supported Scholarship.

Institutionally Supported Scholarships Roger Williams University awards merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement, leadership and civic engagement. The merit scholarships are awarded through the Office of Admission. No separate application is needed.

Transfer Scholarship’s Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship: A $7,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5, have membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and have an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited community college and enroll with full time, day student status. Presidential Transfer Scholarship: A $6,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.6 and have an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited community college and enroll with full time, day student status. Dean’s Transfer Scholarship: A $4,000.00 scholarship awarded to students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded to students from regionally accredited community colleges that do not hold an associate degree and enroll with full time, day student status Bristol Community College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: A $10,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5, have membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and have an associate’s degree from Bristol Community College and enroll with full time, day student status. Bristol Community College Presidential Transfer Scholarship: A $10,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.6 and have an associate’s degree from Bristol Community College and enroll with full time, day student status. Bristol Community College Dean’s Transfer Scholarship: A $8,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer student who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.3 and have an associate’s degree from Bristol Community College and enroll with full time, day student status. Bristol Community College Transfer Achievement Scholarship: A $6,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded to Bristol Community College students that do not hold an associate degree and enroll with full time, day student status. Community College of Rhode Island Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: A $10,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5, have membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International

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Federal Pell Grants: This program also uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine a student’s eligibility. Pell Grant eligibility is determined strictly by the students’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC.)

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Honor Society and have an associate’s degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and enroll with full time, day student status. Community College of Rhode Island Presidential Transfer Scholarship: A $10,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.6 and have an associate’s degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and enroll with full time, day student status. Community College of Rhode Island Dean’s Transfer Scholarship: A $8,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer student who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.3 and have an associate’s degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and enroll with full time, day student status. Community College of Rhode Island Transfer Achievement Scholarship: A $6,000.00 scholarship awarded to eligible transfer students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded to Community College of Rhode Island students that do not hold an associate degree and enroll with full time, day student status. Transfer Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship is based on academic merit from accredited four year institutions. The requirements to be reviewed for the $8,000 Transfer Achievement Scholarship are a minimum GPA of 3.3 and enrollment at a full time accredited four year institution. RWU International Merit Scholarship: Roger Williams University strives to recognize students with superior academic achievement through the awarding of merit scholarships. The RWU International Scholarship is a limited, merit-based scholarship for international students. RWU International Scholarships average $4,000 and will be awarded to the top international applicants who are considered to be aboveaverage students in their secondary school. All international students will be considered for merit-based scholarships through their admissions application. No separate application is necessary.

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Harold Payson Memorial Scholarship: A four-year, fulltuition scholarship awarded annually on the basis of academic promise to a candidate who has resided in Bristol for at least two years, has graduated from high school and plans on attending Roger Williams University. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Harold Payson, a Bristol native, who served the University as a faculty member, ombudsman and academic dean from 1968-74. (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents only.) Roger Williams University Memorial Fire and Police Department Grant: A four-year, full-tuition grant awarded annually to a candidate who is a Bristol resident, has graduated from an accredited American high school, who is an American citizen or permanent resident without previous college experience, who has filed a formal application for admission and financial aid and whose parent or grandparent serves or has served in the Bristol police or fire departments. (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents only.)

Michael Andrade Memorial Scholarship: A four-year, fulltuition and fees scholarship awarded annually to a graduate of Mount Hope High School who maintains a B average and has a combined SAT score of at least 1000 (CR + M). Preference will be given to undergraduate students who have an intended major of construction management, engineering or architecture. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Michael Andrade, a native Bristolian and graduate of Mount Hope High School, who was killed in Iraq while on National Guard duty. (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents only.) Mount Hope High School (RI) Scholarship: A four-year, $10,000 scholarship awarded annually to graduates of Mount Hope High School (RI) who maintain a B average and have a combined SAT score of at least 1000 (CR + M). The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and extracurricular achievements. (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents only.) Portsmouth High School (RI) Scholarship: A four-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a graduate of Portsmouth High School (RI) who maintains a 3.0 GPA and has a combined SAT score of at least 1100 (CR + M). The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic and extracurricular achievements. To renew the scholarship for four years, the candidate must maintain a minimum Roger Williams University GPA of a 3.0 and commit five hours of community service to the Portsmouth School District (RI). (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents only.) Stamford High School (CT) Scholarship: A four-year, $15,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Stamford High School who maintains a high GPA. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic and extracurricular achievements. Those students who pursue a study-abroad semester will be awarded a U.S. Passport and an additional $1000 for the semester abroad. The scholarship is renewable for four years. Students must maintain a minimum Roger Williams University GPA of 3.0 and commit five hours of community service to the Stamford School District. (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents only.) Intercultural Leadership Award: The Intercultural Leadership Award rewards students that have shown a combination of academic achievement and substantial dedication to creating an inclusive community. This meritorious award coupled with an enhancement program, seeks to further the holistic growth of recipients throughout their careers at Roger Williams University. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while continuing the co-curricular involvements demonstrated through the application process. Venture Scholarship: The University is committed to supporting students who have achieved excellence in their studies. Roger Williams University is pleased to be able to offer a $10,000 scholarship to students selected as Venture Scholars. This program, designed to recognize excellence in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a new addition to the scholarship opportunities at the University. Students who qualify are urged to contact the Office of Admission for further information.

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(For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) ASM International Scholarship: Awarded annually to an engineering student who is a resident of Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts. The Rhode Island Chapter of ASM International sponsors this scholarship based on merit and need. Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Inc. Scholarship: Barnes and Noble, one of the leading booksellers in the United States and operator of the Roger Williams University bookstore, contributes annually to this scholarship fund. Consideration is given to an upper-class student showing financial need. The Deputy Superintendent Charles J. Cullen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in memory of Charles J. Cullen ‘83, a University College graduate with a B.S. in Administration of Justice. Preference will be given to a student who is majoring in criminal justice and is in good academic standing and who demonstrates financial need. The student must be a current student working for the MA Dept. of Corrections or the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer. However, should no candidate meet the requirements, the University may make an award to the qualified candidate who most closely meets these criteria as long as the student is employed by these two departments. Thomas E. Fitzgerald, Jr. Annual Scholarship Award: Awarded annually to students majoring in visual studies, including sculpture and photography, who are currently enrolled full-time as freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Portfolio required. Grimshaw-Gudewicz Scholarship: Established by the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, this annual scholarship award is available to students from Bristol County, Massachusetts with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need. James Tackach English Department Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Service to the University: Established in 2008 through a generous gift from Professor Mel Topf, this scholarship is awarded to a junior English Literature major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and significant service to Roger Williams University. Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. Architecture Student Scholarship Award: Awarded annually to a full-time, fourth-year architecture major with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who exhibits a passion for learning, an ability to think in three dimensions and skill in intuitive and analytical problem-solving. Steven M. Kellert Memorial Scholarship: This fund has been established to honor the late Steven M. Kellert’s memory and to provide a significant scholarship award to one student each year in the Biology Department at the University. William T. Morris Foundation Scholarship: Established by the William T. Morris Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to students in good academic standing and who demonstrate financial need.

Social and Health Services Alumni Scholarship Fund: Awarded by the Social and Health Services Advisory Board Scholarship Committee to a student currently enrolled in the Social and Health Services program who has demonstrated financial need. Student Senate Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year, this scholarship is based on distinguished academic performance, contribution to the University and financial need. University College Scholarship Fund: This annual merit and need-based scholarship was established by the University College Advisory Board and is given at the discretion of the Advisory Board each spring to Continuing Studies students in good academic standing. One of the scholarships is named in honor of Aram Garabedian and is given to a student from a public service profession; one is named in honor of Mary Dionisopoulos; and one is named in honor of Lloyd E. Bliss.

Endowed Scholarships

(For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) George I. Alden Need-Based Scholarship Aid Endowment: Established by the prestigious George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Massachusetts, this scholarship is awarded to Roger Williams University students based on financial need. Alumni Association Scholarship: This scholarship, based on high academic standing, contributions to the University community, and financial need, provide assistance to full-time students entering their junior or senior years. Andrade Family Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established in 2012, this scholarship will be awarded to a first generation college attendee with demonstrated financial need, in good academic standing with demonstrated academic achievement from Bristol County, MA, Newport or Bristol Counties, RI or from the city of East Providence, RI. Preference will be given to students who have an expressed interest in the Portuguese language and/or an expressed interest in Portuguese or Brazilian culture, history or heritage. Paul L. Arris Memorial Scholarship: Established in December 1990 in memory of Paul L. Arris, a third-year student in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in architecture based on merit and financial need. L.G. Balfour Scholarship for Underserved and Underrepresented Students: Established through a generous grant from the L.G. Balfour Foundation, this fund provides scholarship assistance to qualified minority students based upon financial need and academic merit. Brett Bergman ’11 Endowed Memorial Senior Merit Scholarship: Established in 2012 in memory of Brett Bergman, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from the Gabelli School of Business who has exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit through participation in course work, clinics, internships, entrepreneurial ventures or other activities. Recipient will be an active participant in University campus life with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Orlando J. Bisbano Meritorious Scholarship: Awarded to a Bristol, RI resident currently enrolled as a second- or thirdyear student who aspires to do public service. This scholarship is based first upon merit and then upon financial need. This award is in memory of Orlando J. Bisbano, former Bristol, RI town clerk. Patrolman Gregory W. Bolden Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2007 in loving memory of Patrolman Gregory Bolden by the Bolden family, with the voluntary support of the Providence Police Department and the active participation of the Providence School Department and Roger Williams University. Patrolman Bolden received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the RWU School of Justice Studies. This scholarship’s objective is to award academic scholarships to qualified under-represented students desiring to attend Roger Williams University’s School of Justice Studies, in preparation for a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. Applicants must be residents of the city or graduating students in the Providence Public School System, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Student applicants must be accepted for enrollment (or already enrolled) at Roger Williams University, with a declared major in the School of Justice Studies or a related course of study, must maintain a 2.75 GPA, have a history of voluntary community service, and demonstrated financial need. The Richard L. Bready Minority Scholarship: Established by Richard L. Bready, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Roger Williams University. This Scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving, under-represented student(s) who consistently maintain(s) high academic standards-2.5 GPA or higher. Bristol Rotary Scholarship: Awarded to a Bristol, RI resident who is currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior at the University, this endowed scholarship will be given to those who are in financial need. The Ben N. Carr II Endowed Scholarship: This award, given in honor of Professor Ben Carr, a University faculty member, was established by alumni of Roger Williams University. The recipient of this award will be a junior (preferably no transfer students), Mario J. Gabelli School of Business student, in good academic standing with financial need. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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The Ceasar Brito Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship has been established in honor of Ceasar Brito, well-known businessman, philanthropist and civic leader, who passed away October 24, 1998. The scholarship will be available annually to an entering freshman majoring in engineering. The recipient must be a Bristol, RI resident at the time of acceptance to the University, must have demonstrated academic achievement and be in financial need. In the event there are no applicants who have declared engineering as a major field of study, residents majoring in other disciplines will be given consideration. The award was established through a substantial gift to the University from the Brito family and through contributions made to the fund by friends, associates and people in the Bristol, RI community.

Coca-Cola Scholars: This annual scholarship was established by the Coca-Cola Foundation and is awarded to underserved students. Sergeant Jim Cole Peace Officer Scholarship: Established to honor the memory of Sergeant James Cole ‘91, a police officer of the Warwick Police Department who graduated from the University College Program with a B.S. in Administration of Justice. The Sergeant Jim Cole Peace Officer Scholarship is available to a Roger Williams University student enrolled in the School of Justice Studies’ criminal justice program. Preference is given to active police officers or civilian employees of the Warwick Police Department, their children or Warwick Police Cadets. If these criteria cannot be met, the scholarship will be awarded to a Rhode Island resident (preferably from Warwick). The Construction Management Professional Advisory Board Scholarship: Established by the Construction Management Professional Advisory Board to support students enrolled in the Construction Management program. Awarded annually to student(s) enrolled full time and majoring in Construction Management with a sophomore, junior or senior class standing, good academic standing, and in financial need. The Construction Management Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established to award one or more scholarships annually to sophomore, junior, or senior students enrolled full-time in the construction management program with demonstrated financial need and in good academic standing. Dianne B. Crowell Scholarship: Established to honor a long time teacher of Musical Theatre at Roger Williams University. Awarded to a student majoring in theatre who demonstrates excellence in musical theatre performance. The award is based upon merit, then upon financial need. E. Diane Davis Scholarship Fund for Social and Health Services Students in Honor of Dr. Bruce Thompson: Established to honor Dr. Bruce Thompson, coordinator of the Roger Williams University Social and Health Services program, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Social and Health Services program. This award is in memory of E. Diane Davis, a prominent educator, social worker and Roger Williams University faculty member. Diane Drake Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of Roger Williams University student Diane Drake, a criminal justice major, this annual scholarship is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program. The Robert D. Eigen Scholarship in memory of Jeanette Altman: This scholarship, established in honor of Robert D. Eigen ‘93 and in memory of Jeanette Altman, is awarded to students in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences with a humanities major, based on merit and demonstrated financial need. Faculty/Staff Emergency Scholarship: Established for returning students with demonstrated financial need. The Dr. George A. Ficorilli Professor Emeritus Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2014 this scholarship will be awarded annually to student(s) who meet the following criteria: A sophomore or above enrolled full-time at Roger

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Steven Ficorilli Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time University student majoring in criminal justice. Preference is given to an individual who plans to work with juveniles. Mario Geremia Scholarship: Awarded annually to an upperyear University student who is in need of financial assistance to complete his or her undergraduate education. The recipient must be a resident of Rhode Island in good academic standing. The Gingerella Family Scholarship: Awarded to a deserving full-time, upper-year student. Preference is given to family members of alumni, business majors, resident assistants, and University staff. Mark Gould Memorial Scholarship and Research Fund: Each year, this fund provides Roger Williams University students with a stipend to conduct independent research in marine biology, biology, or chemistry during the summer. Applicants must be full-time marine biology, biology, or chemistry majors in good academic standing. Students must have completed at least their freshman year. The fund was established in memory of Mark Gould, long-time Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Economic and Environmental Development at Roger Williams University. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Underserved Undergraduate Students: This scholarship is awarded to underserved undergraduate students at the University. Hemond Brothers Scholarship: Established by George ’72 and Albert Hemond ’70, this scholarship is renewable for up to three years and is awarded to (1) students enrolled at the University majoring in engineering technology, industrial technology, construction management, or business; or (2)in the absence of students meeting the aforementioned criteria, students enrolled in other academic disciplines who are actively serving in, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S military. This fund was established to address the financial need of students from middle income families. The Lt. Charles A. Henderson III USN ’99 Outstanding Tutor Awards: These awards, in memory of Lt. Charles A. Henderson III USN ’99, will be presented by the Center for Academic Development to a tutor in Math, Writing and Core Curriculum, who best and most consistently demonstrate superior tutoring skills and content area knowledge, commitment to the collaborative learning process, and dedication to helping and inspiring all learners to achieve success in a positive, encouraging environment. The Lt. Charles A Henderson III USN ’99 Spirit Award: This award, in memory of Lt. Charles A. Henderson USN ’99, will be presented annually to one graduating senior who best and most consistently demonstrates the embodiment of a true scholar as exemplified by striving for excellence in academics, co-curricular involvement, character through acts, words and deeds, and an indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.

Harriet Iacoletti Award: Awarded to a top-ranked student entering his/her senior year, the recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student and in visual arts. Sgt. Michael J. Jannitto Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to the son or daughter of a Barrington, Bristol or Warren police officer or to a son or daughter of a Rhode Island State Police officer. The recipient must be a full-time student at Roger Williams University, in good standing and demonstrates financial need. The award was established in 1988 in memory of Sgt. Michael J. Jannitto, a member of the Bristol Police department. Rebecca Anne Kelton Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2000 in memory of Rebecca Kelton, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in education. Preference is given to students in the elementary education program. A third-year education major, Rebecca was very active at Roger Williams as a resident assistant, member of the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and DJ at the University radio station. David and Matilda Kessler Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established by David ’54 and Matilda Kessler, this scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time junior majoring in engineering with emphasis in mechanical or electrical engineering. This award is based on merit, a minimum GPA of 3.5, and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a member of the student chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. John W. King, P.E. Electrical Industry Scholarship: Awarded to an engineering major attending full time with a junior or senior class standing based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was established in memory of John W. King whose career in the electrical engineering profession spanned more than a half century and encompassed all major subspecialties, including those of electrician, electrical contractor, teacher, electrical inspector and electrical engineer. Paul S. Langello Scholarship: This scholarship, established in memory of Paul Langello, is available to a student who is enrolled full-time in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business and is in good academic standing. Paul Langello was a member of the Business faculty from 1969-92. He was founder and director of the University’s Small Business Institute. Darlene Lycke Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to a University student, majoring in english, history, or philosophy or enrolled in the Education program, who has demonstrated financial need. Darlene Lycke, a humanities major, class of 1985, served as resident assistant and editor of the 1985 edition of The Talisman, the Roger Williams University yearbook. Jeffrey William Manuck ’04 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, established in memory of Jeffrey William Manuck, Class of 2004, is awarded annually to a full-time student(s) majoring in Business, who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students with co-curricular interests, especially in sports, music or graphics. Alister C. McGregor Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established in 2009 in loving memory of Major Alister

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C. McGregor ’89, a Roger Williams University alumnus who dedicated his life to protecting children and who was killed in the line of duty. This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to children, stepchildren or spouses of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and who have been accepted and are enrolled full-time as undergraduate students at Roger Williams University. Residents of Rhode Island have priority, followed by (1) New England, (2) Reno, Nevada and (3) all other U.S. states. If no undergraduate applicant(s) meets these criteria, graduate students will be considered using the same prioritization. In the event that no student applicants meet the above qualifications, scholarship funds will be awarded – based on financial need – and made available to students accepted and enrolled full-time who are children of Rhode Island police officers. Should no applicants meet these criteria, consideration will be given to students in the School of Justice Studies with financial need and interest in pursuing careers in law enforcement. Ethel Barrymore Colt Miglietta Memorial Scholarship: Established to honor Broadway performer Ethel Barrymore by Colt Miglietta, a resident of Bristol and daughter of actress Ethel Barrymore, this scholarship is awarded annually to a University student who has demonstrated talent in theatre. The Montrone Family Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) who is from the seacoast area of New Hampshire or Scranton, Pennsylvania, is in good academic standing who demonstrates financial need. However, should no candidate meet the requirements, the University may make an award to the qualified candidate who most closely meets these criteria. Underrepresented Student Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a freshman, underrepresented student, this scholarship is based on financial need, involvement in high school, the community and academic promise. The FAFSA must be completed by February 1 to be considered. Judge Thomas J. Paolino Theatre/Arts Scholarship Fund: Established in 1987 in memory of Thomas J. Paolino, former chairman of the Board of Trustees, this scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing Roger Williams University student for excellence in the visual or performing arts.

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Harold Payson Endowed Scholarship: The Fund has been established in the memory of Harold Payson to provide financial support for full-time undergraduate students of the University who have been residents of Bristol, RI for at least two (2) years at time of application. Must be a high school graduate intending full-time undergraduate enrollment at the University; and will be based on academic promise and financial need. Evelyn and Rita Pendergast Memorial Scholarship, given by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Mogayzel: This scholarship is awarded to a female student enrolled in the Marine Biology Program who demonstrates academic merit and financial need. The Pompei Family Engineering Endowed Scholarship: Established to assist financially deserving students majoring in Engineering. The recipient must be enrolled full-time and majoring in Engineering with a sophomore, junior, or

senior class standing; and in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Lincoln W. N. Pratt Memorial Scholarship: The Lincoln W.N. Pratt Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has a keen interest in music. The scholarship was established in memory of Lincoln W. N. Pratt, who served on the University’s Board of Trustees since 1989. Jonathan Redler Memorial Scholarship: Established by the Hannon family in memory of Jonathan Redler, a former student at Roger Williams University. This Scholarship is to be awarded to a student with financial need. The Raj Saksena Memorial Scholarship: Established in honor of the late Raj Saksena, FAIA, founding dean of the School of Architecture, professor, and practicing architect, who passed away in India on October 4, 2003. The Scholarship is awarded to an upper-class or graduate student majoring in architecture demonstrating leadership and special interest in sustainable architecture or affordable housing. The Sparks Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established with a generous gift from the Sparks and Fernandes families, this Fund is in memory of John and Theresa Sparks and their son, Kenneth Sparks. A scholarship will be awarded annually to student(s) enrolled full-time and majoring in Engineering, Education, Architecture, or Business; and have demonstrated financial need; and are in good academic standing. The Mary J. Staab Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Mary J. Staab, trusted and loyal member of the Roger Williams University community and secretary for the Department of Performing Arts for eighteen years. The Mary J. Staab Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a Roger Williams University student in good academic standing, enrolled full-time and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree through the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, either majoring in or with a strong interest in the area of theater and/or dance. Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Scholarship Fund: The purpose of this fund is to provide, in perpetuity, funds to award one or more scholarships annually to recipients who demonstrate financial need; with the perception that the student “will make a difference” and has a passion for learning; in good academic standing with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students must be residents of Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island. “Walk of Fame” Alumni Association Scholarship: This scholarship was established by University constituents who purchased bricks in the Roger Williams University “Walk of Fame.” Awarded annually, this scholarship is based on high academic standing, contributions to the University community and financial need. Students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible and preference will be given to legacies. The Jeremy Warnick Scholarship: Established in memory of Jeremy Warnick, a well respected and admired student at Roger Williams University who sadly passed away in his sophomore year in 2005, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) who despite documented learning disabilities, has

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Dr. Harold Way Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of Dr. Harold Way, former University faculty member from 1969-74, this scholarship, based upon academic standing and the student’s contribution to the University, is awarded to a junior.

or above, a second-semester freshman will be considered, contingent upon final grades for the freshman year. The Wright Family Scholarship: This scholarship, awarded to a University junior or senior majoring in paralegal studies or criminal justice, is based first upon merit, then upon financial need.

Idalia Whitcomb Scholarship: Established in 1989 by the Idalia Whitcomb Charitable Trust, the purpose is to provide scholarship assistance for students with demonstrated financial need in all grades who are studying pre-veterinary medicine. If no student in pre-vet qualifies, then secondary preference will be given to a student studying fine and/or performing arts.

Michele Cron-Yeaton ’80 Memorial Scholarship: This memorial scholarship honoring an alumna, Class of 1980, will be awarded annually to an upper-year student majoring in business, in good academic standing and demonstrating financial need. Preference is given to the son or daughter of a single parent. The scholarship was established through a gift from Tim Yeaton ’80, husband of the late Michele Cron-Yeaton, who earned a B.S. degree in business management at Roger Williams University.

The Matthew Wolfe Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing: Established in 1989 in memory of Matthew Wolfe, a prolific writer, this annual scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in creative writing. Student must be a sophomore or above, must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. in creative writing courses taken at Roger Williams University and be able to show evidence of above-average writing ability in fiction or poetry. In the event there is no eligible student with sophomore standing

Zachary Shapiro Study Abroad Fund: This fund, established in memory of Zachary Shapiro, Class of 2005, is awarded annually to a full-time student(s) majoring in architecture in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP), who qualifies by virtue of academic standing to participate in the Study Abroad program. The award recipient(s) will be selected by the Dean of the SAAHP based on academic achievement and financial need.

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succeeded in a university setting. Students must have required formal academic interventions in primary or secondary education and be actively involved with existing academic support services for students with learning disabilities at the University. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business.

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Bursar Fee Schedules and Payment Options Listed below are tuition, room, and board fees for the 2015-16 academic year. The University reserves the right to change any of the following charges at the University’s discretion without prior notice. Additional charges may be applicable for specific areas of study. Questions concerning University charges should be directed to the Office of the Bursar at (401) 254-3520. Admission Application Fee: This $50 fee is payable at the time when prospective candidates file the application for admission. It is non-refundable and is not credited toward tuition. Upon Acceptance Tuition Deposit: This non-refundable $200 deposit is payable when the candidate receives a letter of acceptance from the University. This deposit is credited towards tuition. Housing Reservation Deposit: This non-refundable $350 deposit is due and payable when returning students have submitted a complete and signed application for student housing and the housing contract has been confirmed. New students (freshmen and transfers) must return this deposit with their application for student housing. The deposit may be refunded to new students prior to May 1st. This deposit is credited towards housing. Residential Security Deposits: Undergraduates living in University housing are required to pay a $350 security deposit. The security deposit will be credited to the student’s account after the end of the school year, following inspection of the premises and credit verification by the Office of Student Life. Normally, deposit credits are applied to reduce the next semester charges. However, refunds for credits resulting in credit balances for non-returning students may be made after deductions have been made for any unpaid charges on the student’s account. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Bursar. Authorized refunds require approximately three weeks to be processed after the written request is received.

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Statement of Purpose Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law recognize that the increasing cost of higher education has a serious impact on the ability of potential students to further their education; and this is especially true where there is more than one college-age child within a family. The cost often impedes a student and his or her family from considering their top choice college/university. In an effort to allow potential students and their families to have access to and the choice of considering Roger Williams University and the Roger Williams School of Law, the University has established a tuition discount in situations in which multiple siblings attend the University and/or the Law School. Policy If two or more siblings are enrolled simultaneously as full-time students at Roger Williams University as

undergraduate or graduate students, and/or at the Roger Williams University School of Law, a tuition discount will be granted to the students. The siblings must have been accepted for admission to one or more of the component parts of the university or the Law School in accordance with all normal admission standards. The tuition discount rate for siblings enrolled full-time at the University or Law School is as follows: Schedule: i. One student enrolled – no discount ii. Two students enrolled – 10% discount for each student iii. Three students enrolled – 10% discount for the first two students; 20% discount for the third student iv. Four or more students enrolled – 10% discount for the first two students; 20% discount for the third student; 25% discount for each of the fourth and any additional students • The discount shall be applied in order of the year of enrollment of each sibling (i.e., first to enroll as an undergraduate, graduate or law school student) and the discount shall continue to be applied based upon continuous years of enrollment at the University/School of Law. If a sibling has a break of one academic year or more (either within a degree program or moving from one degree to another), his/her date of enrollment for purposes of this policy shall re-set. • In the event of a discount involving more than two siblings with the same date of enrollment, the higher discount rate shall apply to the lesser tuition cost. Siblings are eligible for tuition discount before the age of twenty-four (24) for the undergraduate program and before the age of twenty-six (26) for the graduate program and the School of Law. The tuition discount for students shall be terminated at the end of the semester in which the student reaches the age of 24 or 26, as the case may be. Any financial aid awarded to a sibling would reflect the discount prior to being awarded the financial aid. The discount shall not be applied retroactively, and cannot be combined with any other published tuition discounts. This policy does not apply to fees and other charges. Proof of Eligibility for Sibling Tuition Discount: The Bursar shall demand adequate proof that a student is eligible for the sibling tuition discount. In most cases the required proof would be a copy of a birth certificate or proof of adoption. Definitions: Full-time Enrollment – This policy applies to siblings enrolled full-time (12 credits minimum) in an undergraduate day program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree; full-time (9 credits minimum) in a graduate program leading to a Master’s Degree; and full-time (12 credits minimum) in a School of Law program leading to a Juris doctorate. Sibling – One or more individuals having at least one common parent, either biological or legally adopted.

Fees

Tuition: (12 – 20 credits per semester) Full-time students excluding architecture majors $29,976 Architecture majors 33,792 English as a Second Language (ESL) 14,988 Semester Fee/Yr. 1,824 * Health Insurance Fee/Yr. 1,961 * All full-time undergraduate, masters of architecture and international students must be covered by an adequate health insurance policy. Those who are covered under an existing health insurance plan may waive the University sponsored student health insurance. To waive, students are required to decline the University’s insurance plan and provide information on their existing plan by completing the form available at: www.rwu.edu/ go/insurance. Fall waivers are due no later than August 14, 2015.

Room: Traditional Residence Halls Single $9,790 Standard Occupancy 7,990 Bayside Single (2-Person) 10,790 Quad (4-Person) 10,790 Quint (Single) 11,930 Baypoint Double 8,120 Almeida 2 Person Apartment (Flats) 10,790 3 Person Apartment (Buidings) 9,920 4 Person Apartment (Double-Larger) 10,790 4 Person Apartment (Double-Smaller) 9,920 North Campus Suite–Single 10,410 Suite–Double 8,570 Apartment-Private 12,790 Apartment-Shared 11,310 Meal Plans: (Mandatory for traditional residence halls, Baypoint and North Campus Suites and Optional for Almeida, Bayside, North Campus Apartments and commuter students.) Carte Blanche Platinum $7,182 Carte Blanche Gold 6,856 200 Block 6,856 Optional Meal Plans 125 Block Plus 3,508 Commuter Plan 948 Day students who have written authorization to take more than 20 credits (overload) will be charged for each additional credit over 20. Each credit over 20 will be charged at $1,249 per credit. Architecture students will be charged $1,408 per credit for credits over 20. Students registering for more than 14 credits in the Continuing Studies program will be charged the standard full-time day rate. Other Charges and Fees: Audit charge per course 387 Room Security Deposit (Annually) 350 Laboratory fee per course 398



*Music lab/instrument and/or voice lessons on-campus 600 **Music lab/instrument and/or voice lessons off-campus 840 Legal research fee 147 Late Payment Fee 280 Parking Permit Fee 165 Transcript 5 Aesthetics Field Trip 50 Architectural studio for non-architecture students per semester 2,005 Architectural studio for Intersession – all students 2,005 Non-classroom 3-credit summer or winter courses (including independent studies, external courses, internships, co-ops) 1,287 * These fees are waived for declared Music majors and minors who demonstrate a satisfactory rate of progress in the Music program. ** The RWU portion of these fees is waived for declared Music majors and minors who demonstrate a satisfactory rate of progress in the Music program. All students must pay the offcampus fee of $240.

Academic Semester 2015-2016 – Graduate Tuition Tuition: School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (Master of Architecture) (Master of Science in Architecture) Per credit $1,408 Three credit course 4,224 12-20 credits 16,896 Summer per credit 975 (Master of Science in Historical Preservation) (Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History) Per credit 818 Three credit course 2,454 School of Education (Master of Arts in Literacy) (Middle School Endorsement-Certificate) Per credit 536 Three credit course 1,608 School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management (Master of Science in Construction Management) Per credit 1,176 Three credit course 3,528 Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology) (Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology) Per credit 818 Three credit course 2,454 School of Justice Studies (Master of Science in Leadership) (Master of Public Administration) (Leadership-Certificate) (Public Management-Certificate) (Health Care Administration-Certificate) Per credit 536 Three credit course 1,608 (Master of Science in Criminal Justice) (Master of Cybersecurity) (Digital Forensics-Certificate) Per credit 818 Three credit course 2,454

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Other Charges and Fees Lab Fee (if applicable) Graduation Fee

398 250

Academic Semester 2015-2016 – Continuing Studies Tuition and Fees Tuition: 3 credit course Day Classroom course Evening Classroom course Directed Seminar Online course Other Charges and Fees: Audit Semester Fee Computer Fee (if applicable) Lab Fee (if applicable) Graduation Fee

$3,747 999 1,299 1,299 387 30 165 398 250

Payment of Charges and Registration for Courses

One-half of the annual fees listed above are payable before the beginning of each semester, July 1st for the fall semester and January 2nd for the spring semester. Payment may be made by cash or personal check. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express payments may be made through Tuition Management Systems. The University considers each student responsible for payment of all charges. Accounts that are not paid in full by the above dues dates will be assessed a $280 late fee. Students shall not be permitted to register for the next semester’s classes until all outstanding balances for the current semester have been paid in full. A student is considered registered only when all prior balances, present tuition, and all other charges for the semester have been paid in full. Outstanding balances are subject to a 1% per month interest charge. Students are responsible for all collection costs incurred by the University with respect to their delinquent accounts. Registration for returning students occurs during November for the spring semester and during April for the fall semester. As early as possible, students and families needing financial information or assistance in financing a Roger Williams University education are urged to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning.

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Roger Williams University understands that families look for as many options as possible to make financing an education more convenient and affordable. Tuition Management Systems of Warwick, R.I., offers a wide array of valuable options. The available options are described below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Tuition Management Systems at 1-800-343-0911 or the Offices of the Bursar, Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning, or Admissions.

Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option, the most popular plan at the University, enables families to extend all or part of their tuition, room, board, and fees over five equal monthly

payments per term. This eliminates the need to make lump sum payments at the start of each semester. One of the major benefits of this option is that there are no interest charges. For detailed information about the payment plans, call Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 1-800-343-0911 or www.afford.com. Those interested in payment plan options should determine the cost of attending the University for the coming semester, subtract all net financial aid received, (not including Federal Work-Study), and budget the balance through Tuition Management Systems. If your monthly payment exceeds your ability to pay, the BorrowSmart option is available through TMS and can help you meet the cost of attendance by combining the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option with a low-interest loan. The first payment for the fall is due on July 1st (five equal payments) and the first payment for the spring semester is due on December 1st (five equal payments). The Plan is very flexible, allowing participants to increase or decrease their budget amount as needed. The per term enrollment fee for the Payment Plan option is $40.

Federal Parent Plus Loan (For U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) Plus Loans are available to the parents of undergraduate dependent students. The loan is credit-based and the amount borrowed can be up to the Cost of Attendance (COA) minus financial aid received. Plus loans may be deferred as long as the student attends on at least a half-time basis. Interest will accrue during the deferment period. Posting of Loan and Outside Scholarship Proceeds Payments from outside sources (e.g. state scholarship offices) will be credited to student accounts as the funds are received and recorded by the University. Any questions regarding student account information should be directed to the Office of the Bursar (401) 254-3520, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions regarding financial aid and the above mentioned loan programs should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning, (401) 254-3100.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy Any applicable credit to reduce tuition charges for students who leave the University will be granted upon presentation of the approved and signed Withdrawal from the University form or the Add/Drop form in accordance with the following schedule: Fall and spring semesters Before 1st day of class 100% of tuition, fees, room and board Within 1st week 100% of tuition/forfeit one week room and board Within 2nd week 80% of tuition, room and board Within 3rd week 60% of tuition, room and board Within 4th week 40% of tuition, room and board After 4th week no refund

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Any outstanding balance on a student’s account is deducted from the tuition credit. All fees are for a full semester and are not refundable. Room and board charges are for a full semester and are not refundable. Students who are suspended or expelled from the University during the academic year are responsible for all charges related to the semester in which the suspension or expulsion occurred. Any credits resulting in a refund to the students account as authorized by the Office of the Bursar, will require approximately three weeks for processing.

The Office of the Bursar does not provide checkcashing services for students. All banking services required by students must be personally arranged with local banking facilities. The University does have ATM banking machines located in the Dining Commons, the Center for Student Development, Global Heritage Hall and the Roger Williams University Campus Recreation Center.

Change of Address A student must complete a Change-of-Address form in the Office of the Registrar whenever a change is made in his or her local or mailing address. The form can be downloaded at http://registrar.rwu.edu/. You can also change your address on-line via myRWU.

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Academic Regulations and Requirements We, the students of Roger Williams University, commit ourselves to academic integrity. We promise to pursue the highest ideals of academic life, to challenge ourselves with the most rigorous standards, to be honest in any academic endeavor, to conduct ourselves responsibly and honorably, and to assist one another as we live and work together in mutual support.

Breaches of Academic Integrity Roger Williams University exists to foster the mature pursuit of learning, which is premised upon the exercise of mutual trust and honest practice when representing data, findings and the sources of ideas used in an academic exercise. The University expects students to observe these principles of academic integrity that ensure the excellence of their education and the value of their diploma. Examples of breaches of academic integrity include but are not limited to: Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or citation in any academic exercise. Examples include, but are not limited to • Copying from another student on exams or assignments; • Altering graded exams of assignments and resubmitting them for a new grade; • Submitting the same paper for two classes without both instructors’ written permission. Fabrication: Unauthorized falsifications or invention of any information or citation in any academic exercise. Examples include, but are not limited to • Using made-up citations in papers or other assignments; • Representing collaborative work as the result of individual effort; • Collaborating on graded assignments beyond the extent authorized by the instructor. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is best defined as the incorporation of words and ideas of another person in an attempt to claim that person’s work as one’s own. Thus, plagiarism fails to engage in civil, scholarly discourse. It is sometimes a form of intellectual theft and is always a form of intellectual fraud. In its worst form, plagiarism may consist of directly copying large or small portions of either printed or online works, or, as frequently happens in schools, written papers of another student, without properly crediting the source(s) from which they came. There are, however, more subtle forms of plagiarism as well. Paraphrasing, which is the process of using alternative expressions to communicate the meaning of another author’s words, is also a form of plagiarism, unless the sources of those ideas are acknowledged. Roger Williams University provides resources and advice to students to help avoid plagiarism. See How to Avoid Plagiarism (http://library.rwu.edu/howdoI/plagiarism.php) and the Cite Right Manual (www.rwu.edu/academics/centers/cad/writing/ resources/citeright.htm). Students are encouraged to consult

their instructor if they have questions regarding proper documentation of sources and avoiding plagiarism. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to • Quoting or paraphrasing someone else’s work without correct citation; • Copying work of another and representing it as your own; • Purchasing a paper, essay or other work; • Having someone else do your work for you. Fraud: Altering, forging, or encouraging another person to alter or forge, official records of the institution, or assisting others in such activities. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to • Taking an exam for someone else; • Changing the grade on an assignment and representing it as the original. Willful Damage: Damaging another’s creative work or property. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Assisting or aiding someone else in committing a breach of academic integrity. Examples include, but are not limited to • Allowing another student to copy a paper, problem set, exam or other assignment that is meant to be completed individually; • Taking an exam or completing an assignment for another student; • Obtaining a copy of an exam ahead of time for oneself or another student. Consequences of a Breach of Academic Integrity Civil discourse and the entire academic project depend on mutual trust among the community of scholars that is Roger Williams University. Even a minor breach of academic integrity diminishes that trust. Accordingly, the consequences of a breach of academic integrity, depending on severity, include: • Failure on the assignment on which the breach occurred; • Failure of the class in which the breach occurred; • Academic probation for one semester; • Suspension for one semester; • Separation (dismissal) from the Roger Williams University community.

Academic Conduct Committee The University Academic Conduct Committee is empowered to investigate and adjudicate all cases of suspected breaches of academic integrity. This committee will also serve as the record keeper of all academic integrity breaches. The University Academic Conduct Committee may, as part of its deliberations, consider a student’s prior breaches of academic integrity on file. The University Academic Conduct Committee shall establish and publish by-laws and procedures pertaining to its own operations. Committee Composition The University Academic Conduct Committee shall be composed of one elected faculty representative from each school or college (including one from each CAS division), two representatives elected by the Student Senate, and one administrator (ex officio) from Academic Affairs.

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Procedure for Dealing with Alleged Breaches of Academic Integrity 1. A faculty member who suspects a breach of academic integrity shall investigate, including opportunity for the student to answer the allegation. Upon finding evidence of a breach of academic integrity, a faculty member may elect to penalize the offending student by • Issuing the student a formal warning • Failing the student on the assignment on which the breach occurred • Failure the student in the class in which the breach occurred 2. The faculty member must communicate directly with the student via RWU e-mail, with copies sent to the Dean’s office of the faculty member, and to the dean of the student’s major, if different. Documentary evidence must also be forwarded to the dean’s office. 3. The Dean’s office will inform the student of her/his right of appeal, along with the forms to be completed to initiate the appeal process. 4. The Deans’ offices will forward all actions taken by faculty regarding academic integrity violations, along with all corresponding documentary evidence, to the Office of the Academic Provost, which shall serve as a clearinghouse. 5. Students may appeal any penalty for a breach of academic integrity enforced by a faculty member to the University Academic Conduct Committee by notifying the Dean’s office, the faculty member, and the University Academic Conduct Committee in writing within 21 days of the final action of the faculty member. 6. The University Academic Conduct Committee shall hear student appeals of faculty actions concerning academic integrity. The decision of the University Academic Conduct Committee will be communicated to the student, to the Dean, and to the faculty member in writing via RWU e-mail. Student(s) may appeal a decision of the University Academic Conduct Committee to the Office of the Provost within 21 days of the decision. The Provost’s decision is final. 7. Upon finding recurring or particularly egregious instances of breaches of academic integrity by a student, the Office of the Provost reserves the right to levy • Academic probation for one semester • Suspension for one semester • Separation (dismissal) from the Roger Williams University community.

Academic Standards and Right of Appeal Students are responsible for knowing and complying with the academic regulations of the University. Each College and School has an Academic Standards Committee that serves as the appeal committee for students requesting exceptions to academic policy. An Academic Standards Petition may be obtained from the appropriate dean’s office or at http://www.rwu.edu/about/university-offices/ registrar/frequently-used-forms. Petitions must be

completed and submitted to the dean of the school or college in which the exception is housed.

Right of Appeal In cases where an academic regulation or requirement constitutes a hardship, students may submit a written petition to the appropriate dean. Any appeal is subject to review by the appropriate dean and designated Academic Affairs officer, whose decision shall be final. An appeal must be filed within one semester after the semester in which the course was taken, or the event that is the basis for the appeal, occurred. Unless an appeal is filed within this period, it will not be considered.

Attendance Policy Regular attendance in classes is expected of all students. The attendance policy for each course is described in the course syllabus and provided by the professor. With regards to absence due to religious observance, Roger Williams University welcomes and values people and their perspectives and respects the interests of all members of our community. RWU recognizes the breadth of religious observance among students, faculty, and staff, and the potential for conflict with scheduled components of the academic experience. Students are expected to review their syllabi and notify faculty as far in advance as possible of potential conflicts between course requirements and religious observances. Any student who faces a conflict between the requirements of a course and the observance of his or her religious faith should contact the instructor as early in the semester as possible. In such event the instructor will provide reasonable accommodations that do not unduly disadvantage the student.

Withdrawal from the University Required Procedure: Full-time students who wish to withdraw from the University are required to make formal application. To begin the withdrawal process students must notify the Student Advocacy Office and complete the exit interview process. Students withdrawing from the University after the last day to drop a course without the W (withdrawal) grade will be graded at the end of the semester by their instructor(s). The Student Advocacy program within the Center for Student Academic Success will inform the academic dean and the appropriate offices of the withdrawal. Students should also refer to the Financial Information section of this catalog for information regarding policies governing the refund of tuition and fees.

Administrative Withdrawal Students who do not formally withdraw from the University are administratively withdrawn from the University. Students who do not follow the procedure for withdrawal must follow the reinstatement process by contacting the Student Advocacy Office. If reinstated they must enter under the requirements of the University Catalog for the year they re-enter unless determined otherwise by the student’s dean.

Academic Regulations

Leave of Absence Medical Leave: A student may apply to the Office of Student Affairs for a medical leave of absence from the University for one full semester. When students are approved for a medical leave they receive grades of W, withdrawn, for enrolled classes. Applications are due no later than December 1 for the fall semester and May 1 for the spring semester. The request must be supported by documentation from a physician or psychologist. The physician or psychologist responsible for treatment must provide a recommendation supporting readmission of the student. Generally, a student is limited to one medical leave of absence during matriculation at the University. Students are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs in advance regarding the financial implications of the medical leave policy and to gain approval. It is also suggested that students consult with the office of financial aid to discuss financial implications. Additionally, it is recommended that the student contact their academic advisor to determine the impact on their academic program.

to the student. All transcripts are issued in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and may not be released to a third party without the prior written consent of the student. Transcripts noted at the point of graduation issued from Roger Williams University reflect second majors, with minors, and honorary distinctions and the required Service Learning experience. Transcripts may be requested from the Office of the Registrar in person or by mail, e-mail, or fax. They may not be requested by telephone. Transcript Request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar and on the Registrar’s section of the University website. A fee of $5.00 per transcript must be remitted and all outstanding debts satisfied prior to release of the transcript. Requests for transcripts should include dates of attendance or graduation, name at time of attendance and specific school, declared major, and student’s RWU ID number. Transcripts are normally issued within five business days of receipt of request. However, during certain periods, mailing of transcripts may be delayed by an additional three or four days. Transcripts requested in person may not be available for immediate issuance to the student. To avoid delays in forwarding transcripts to colleges, graduate schools, employers, and government agencies, students are advised to request transcripts well in advance of their deadlines for application, reimbursement, or incentive pay.

Undergraduate Degrees

Non-medical Leave: The application for a non-medical leave of absence must be initiated in Student Advocacy prior to the beginning of the semester. The applicant must then receive a signature of approval from the dean of the appropriate school/college. The applicant must be in satisfactory academic standing and have no outstanding debts at the University. A student on academic leave of absence may apply for a onesemester extension only. If a leave is granted, Student Advocacy will notify the appropriate offices.

The following undergraduate degrees are awarded by Roger Williams University: Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing and Visual Arts Studies) Bachelor of Science Bachelor of General Studies (continuing studies students only)

Reinstatement

To become a candidate for graduation, a student must file the Degree Application the second semester of the junior year. Degrees are conferred in December, May, and August. Degrees conferred reflect the graduation date that follows the student’s successful completion of all degree requirements.

Return to the University from a Medical Leave: The physician or psychologist responsible for treatment must provide a recommendation supporting readmission of the student. Return to the University from a Non-Medical Leave: A full-time student on a non-medical leave may apply through Student Advocacy. Student Advocacy will inform the appropriate offices. Full-time students who fail to initiate a return after one semester are automatically withdrawn from the University and must contact Student Advocacy to subsequently return to the University. All reinstatements require a school Dean’s approval prior to selecting and enrolling for a subsequent term.

University Transcripts The University transcript is an official document reflecting a student’s cumulative academic record. An official transcript is reproduced on colored paper stock bearing the seal of the University and is normally issued directly to the person or institution specified by the student. A sealed transcript given to the student is identified with a stamp as being issued directly

Degree Application

Participation in Commencement Commencement ceremonies occur only in May. Students in good academic standing may participate in Commencement subject to the following conditions: • they will have satisfied all graduation requirements by Commencement; or they have no more than two remaining courses including Incompletes; • all academic matters affecting the graduation, including incomplete grades and matters needing an Academic Standards committee decision, are resolved 6 weeks prior to the May ceremony; • all skills courses, University Core courses, the Service Learning requirement, and all degree requirements are successfully completed; and,

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the cumulative grade-point average in the semester before graduation must be 2.0 or higher.

Honorary Distinction Three honorary distinctions are conferred upon properly qualified candidates for graduation: • Degrees with highest honors, summa cum laude: awarded to students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.8 (based on at least 54 credits of study in residence). • Degrees with high honors, magna cum laude: awarded to students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.6 (based on at least 54 credits of study in residence). • Degrees with honors, cum laude: awarded to students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.4 (based on at least 54 credits of study in residence). Final transcripts and diplomas reflect the honorary distinction when graduates meet the criteria noted above.

Degree Requirements Degree requirements stated in the University Catalog for the year a student matriculates apply to his or her graduation, provided that the student maintains active status. If students elect to change the Catalog under which they will be evaluated, they must meet all graduation requirements stated within that Catalog. Students must declare a Change of Catalog with the Registrar before filing a Degree Application. Students are responsible for knowing and complying with all academic regulations including degree requirements. All students must: • earn a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 in order to graduate. Each college or school may also require a minimum grade-point average in the major; at the time of degree certification, all Incompletes (I) are assigned a grade of F. • successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits of course work in a major, all University Core Curriculum requirements, and the Service Learning requirement; and • complete 45 of the last 60 credits at Roger Williams University or at a Roger Williams University Semester Abroad program. • All financial obligations must be satisfied. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Additional Degrees The following applies to matriculated undergraduates pursuing two baccalaureate degrees (for example, a B.A. and a B.S.) and to students who return to complete a second degree after earning a baccalaureate degree from Roger Williams University: All candidates for two baccalaureate degrees must complete at least an additional 30 credits in residence and all requirements of the second major must be met. In such cases, completion of the second degree is recorded on the student’s transcript and dated accordingly. Returning students pursuing an additional degree from Roger Williams University must have completed all requirements for the first degree and be formally approved to receive that degree before going on to the second degree.

Curriculum Declaration Form This form is available from the Office of the Registrar or on the Registrar’s website http://www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/ downloads/registrar/curriculumdeclaration.pdf and must be used: • to declare a major • to declare a second major • to change a major • to declare a Core Concentration • to change a Core Concentration • to declare a minor • to declare a second minor • to change a minor • to change the Catalog under which they will be evaluated for graduation. Students must file Curriculum Declaration form(s) within the time periods stated below.

Declaration of a First Major Full-time students are required to declare a major by the third semester and must file the Curriculum Declaration form with the Registrar. Students must successfully complete all major requirements as stipulated in the Catalog under which they first matriculated.

Declaration of a Second Major Students who pursue a second major must successfully complete the requirements of each major and must declare their second major by filing a Curriculum Declaration form with the Registrar no later than the end of the third semester. One diploma will be awarded. If one major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree and the other a Bachelor of Science degree, the student selects either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. Both majors, however, are listed on the transcript. Students who wish to earn a second degree, as opposed to a second major, must complete at least 30 additional credits in residence.

Declaration of an Interdisciplinary Individualized Major Prior to having completed 90 credit hours, students may, with the assistance of a faculty advisor from each sponsoring area, create a major leading to a bachelor degree that draws upon courses from more than one discipline and/or college or school of the University. The student must, in consultation with faculty, formulate a course of study that constitutes a coherent major program consisting of a minimum 36 credit hours. The student and the faculty advisor must sign the proposed course of study and submit it to the appropriate Dean for review and to the Provost for final approval. An Interdisciplinary Individualized major, if approved, is recorded in the Office of the Registrar and serves as the basis for the degree evaluation.

Change of Major Students who change the major in which they are enrolled must file a Curriculum Declaration form with the Registrar. All changes of major must be approved by the appropriate dean and be filed with the Registrar. Attention must be given to the Core

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Declaration of a Core Concentration All full-time students are required to declare their Core Concentration by filing the Curriculum Declaration form with the Registrar no later than the end of the third semester. The major must be declared before the Core Concentration is declared.

Declaration of Minor(s) Bachelor degree candidates who decide to minor in a Core Concentration or in another discipline are required to declare their minor(s) by filing a Curriculum Declaration form with the Registrar no later than the end of the junior year. Students must successfully complete all minor requirements prior to graduation.

Declaration to Change Catalog Students are assumed to be following requirements for the various degrees/majors/minors as are printed in University Catalog for their first enrollment term at the university. Students who wish to follow degree requirements in a subsequent catalog must file a Curriculum Declaration form with the Registrar that has been approved by the appropriate dean.

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES Students may register for courses through the Web via myRWU. Class and semester standing determine registration priority. New students enrolling for the fall semester may register during one of several summer orientations. Before registering for classes, matriculated students meet with a faculty advisor to review academic progress and select courses. Before attending any class, a student must officially register and satisfy all financial obligations to the University. The University reserves the right to deny admission to class to any student who has not registered or remitted full payment of tuition and fees. The University reserves the right to cancel or limit enrollment in any class and does not guarantee course registrations, assignment of instructors, locations, or meeting times. Each semester, courses are published in an official schedule, available through the myRWU portal. Responsibility for course selection and fulfillment of graduation requirements ultimately rests with the student.

Course Numbering Courses at Roger Williams University are numbered as follows: 100-199 Introductory courses 200-299 Intermediate courses 300-499 Advanced courses 500-599 Fifth-year undergraduate courses; first year graduate courses 600-699 Second-year graduate courses 700-799 Third-year graduate courses

Add/Drop Procedure Students may Add/Drop via the MyRWU portal up to the last day to add without instructor approval. Students should refer

to the academic calendar for specific dates and deadlines. On a space available basis, courses may be added during the first week of classes without the instructor’s signature. The last day to add a course is noted in the academic calendar. Dropping a Course: When a student files an Add/Drop form that results in a total credit load that changes his or her enrollment status, the form must be validated by the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Student Advocacy before it is submitted to the Registrar. Courses dropped during the drop period are deleted from the record. Students should consult with their advisor or dean. Dropping below 12 credits reduces student status to part-time and impacts financial aid as well as rate of progress.

Withdrawal from a Course After the drop period, a student may officially withdraw from a course by submitting an Add/Drop form before the date designated in the calendar for the semester or session involved. The grade of W is recorded. Neither credit nor quality points are assigned. When a student files an Add/Drop form that results in a total credit load that changes his or her enrollment status, the form must be validated by the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Student Advocacy before it is submitted to the Registrar. Students are advised that financial aid is affected when a student’s course load drops below 12 credits. Any student who fails to attend a course by the end of the add/drop period may be administratively withdrawn from the course; a W grade is assigned. Students who withdraw or are administratively withdrawn from courses should expect to take summer courses to ensure minimum rate of progress and timely graduation.

Semester Credit Limit Students normally carry 15-17 credits each regular semester. To be classified as full-time, undergraduate students must register for at least 12 credits. Students receiving financial aid are expected to complete 12 credits each semester. Students seeking to enroll in 18 credits during regular semester must receive permission from their academic advisor for the additional credit. Students seeking to enroll in more than 18 credits during a regular semester must receive permission from their dean before registering for the additional credits. Students may register for up to and including 20 credit hours without paying additional tuition. Students may only register for one course during Winter Intersession and the 3-week Summer Session, and two courses during other Summer Sessions or a total of 9 credits without Dean’s approval. 10 credits and above require a Dean’s approval.

Transfer of Credit After Matriculation Matriculated students who plan to take courses at other regionally accredited institutions and transfer credit to Roger Williams University must obtain prior approval from the dean of their college or school by completing a Transfer Course Pre-Approval form available at the Office of the Registrar or on-line http://www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/ registrar/transfer_course_preapproval_form.pdf. It is the student’s responsibility to provide catalog copy of the course description(s) at the time the request is made. An official transcript must be submitted to the Roger Williams University

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Registrar directly from the other institution when course work is completed. Credit for courses successfully completed with a grade of C or higher are posted to the student’s record. Credit for courses successfully completed with a grade of P and are not a required course in the students Major, Minor, Core Concentration or satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirement, will be transferred only if the issuing institution transcript key states that the grade of P was the equivalent of the grade of C or higher. Grades earned for course work completed at another university are not recorded and are not calculated into the GPA.

regularly scheduled classroom courses at Roger Williams University. Independent Study courses include directed readings, thesis preparation, advanced problems, and specialized research. All independent study courses are directed by faculty and must be approved by the appropriate dean prior to the last day to add a course without an instructor permission of the semester in which they are to be taken. Forms are available online http://www.rwu.edu/about/university-offices/ registrar/frequently-used-forms.

Variable Content/Special Topic Courses

External study is similar to independent study, except that the material covered out of class is the same as that taught in a regularly scheduled course. Students are advised that a number of courses cannot be satisfied through external study. External study requires the approval of the dean. Students interested in enrolling in external courses must first meet with a member of the faculty to complete an External Course Petition available on the Registrar’s website. http:// www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/registrar/petition_ for_external_course.pdf. The form must be submitted to the student’s dean for approval. Students should complete this process one semester in advance of taking an external course.

Variable content/special topic courses rotate topics on a regular basis. These courses may be retaken provided that the topic is not repeated. When the topic is repeated, rules for repeated courses apply. Re-numbered or re-titled courses are not variable content/ special topic courses and may not be repeated for duplicate credit.

Audited Courses Students may audit a course if space is available. Courses audited are indicated on the transcript, but credits and grades are not assigned. The extent to which auditors may participate in a course is established by the professor. Permission must be obtained from the professor before a student registers for a course as an auditor. A Course Status form must be filed with the Registrar’s Office. There is no charge for one audited course per semester for students classified as full-time, but additional audited courses are billed at the established rate. Anyone not classified as a full-time student must pay the established rate for each audited course. A student who enrolls in a course as an auditor may elect to change to creditbearing status and receive credit and a grade. A student who enrolls in a course for credit may elect to change to audit status. All changes must be made no later than by the last day to drop a course without the W (withdrawn) grade for the semester or session.

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The deadline for submitting a Proposal for Alternative Study is the last day to add a course without instructor permission. For intersessions prior to the start of classes and summer sessions, the deadline is three calendar days after the class begins. Requests after the semester/session deadline require an Academic Standards Petition to extend the add date. Independent Study, Internships, and Cooperative Education (COOP) courses are available to students in good standing who have completed more than 30 credits of course work. Full-time students are limited to a maximum of 15 credits of Independent Study, Internship, or Cooperative Education course credits in any combination during their career at Roger Williams University. This limit does not apply to students in the School of Continuing Studies. Independent Study courses must be approved by the appropriate academic dean. Forms are available online http:// www.rwu.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/registrar/independent_ study_petition.pdf. Students wishing to take a cooperative education course should seek guidance at the Career Center.

Independent Study Independent Study courses provide an opportunity for individual pursuit of knowledge in an area not covered in

External Study

Internships Internships provide opportunities to work within and outside the University. Directed by an external supervisor and faculty sponsors, internships are oriented toward specific career and professional development and must be academically significant. Internships include apprenticeships, senior projects, and fieldwork.

Cooperative Education/Internship The Cooperative Education/Internship program is managed by the Career Center. This program enables students who have completed two semesters at Roger Williams University and are in good academic standing to earn academic credit through an approved experience. Students must first complete a Career Planning Seminar of five sessions facilitated by the Career Center. A cooperative education/internship experience is required by the following majors: Accounting, Graphic Design, Management, Marketing, all Communication, Psychology, Web Development, Cybersecurity and Networking and Security Assurance Studies. The Career Center supports all students who wish to participate in cooperative education and/or internships, required or not. Career Center staff and the student’s faculty sponsor approve the experiential education experience in advance. Assignments must be of sufficient duration, typically 135 hours, and must be considered a meaningful part of the academic program in which the student is enrolled. For additional information, visit careercenter.rwu.edu.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Roger Williams University offers course equivalencies and credits for any Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate subject areas. Please consult the tables to determine subject areas available and minimum score requirements.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit only awarded for Higher Level (HL) courses completed. No credit awarded for Standard Level (SL) courses completed. IB Exam BIOLOGY BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CHEMISTRY

Score

Credits

RWU Equivalent Course

Core Concentration

5 or 6

4

BIO 104

BIO 104

7

8

BIO 103 & BIO 104

BIO 103 & BIO 104

5

3

MGMT 200

5 0r 6

4

CHEM 191

CHEM 191

7

8

CHEM 191 & CHEM 192

CHEM 191 & CHEM 192

COMPUTER SCIENCE

5

4

COMPSC 110

COMPSC 110

DANCE

5

3

DANCE 150

ECONOMICS

5

6

ECON 101 & ECON 102

FILM

5

3

FILM 101

GEOGRAPHY

5

3

RWU 900

5

6

RWU 900

ECON 101 & ECON 102

HISTORY

European & Islamic World

5

3

HIST 101

20th Cent. World History

5

3

HIST 900

5

3

ENG 900

LANGUAGE A1

HIST 101

(LITERATURE) LANGUAGE B

5

3

Target Language 101

Target Language 101

(LANGUAGE ACQUISITION)

7

6

Target Language 101 & 102

Target Language 101 & 102

LITERATURE &

5

3

ENG 900

4

4

MATH 136

PERFORMANCE MATHEMATICS

5 or 6

4

MATH 213

MATH 213

7

8

MATH 213 & MATH 214

MATH 213 & MATH 214

MUSIC

5

3

MUSIC 900

PHILOSOPHY

5

3

PHIL 100

PHIL 100

PSYCHOLOGY

5

3

PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

5 or 6

4

PHYS 109

7

8

PHYS 109 & PHYS 110

5

3

ANTH 100

ANTH 100

3

THEAT 130

THEAT 130

3

RWU 900

PHYSICS SOCIAL & CULTURAL THEATRE IB HIGHER LEVEL CERTIFICATE

5

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Advanced Placement (AP) AP Exam Title

Credits

RWU Equivalent Course

3

3

AAH 121

AAH 121

4 or 5

6

AAH 121 & 122

AAH 121 & 122

Studio Art: Drawing

4 or 5

3

VARTS 101

VARTS 101

Studio Art: 2-D Design

4 or 5

3

VARTS 101

VARTS 101

Studio Art: 3-D Design

ART HISTORY

Art History

Score

Core Concentration

ART STUDIO

4 or 5

3

VARTS 231

VARTS 231

BIOLOGY

4

4

BIO 104

BIO 104

5

8

BIO 103 & BIO 104

BIO 103 & BIO 104

CHEMISTRY

4

4

CHEM 191

CHEM 191

5

8

CHEM 191 & CHEM 192

CHEM 191 & CHEM 192

Computer Science A

3, 4 or 5

4

COMSC 110

COMSC 110

Computer Science B

3, 4 or 5

8

COMSC 110 & COMSC 111

COMSC 110 & COMSC 111

Macroeconomics

3, 4 or 5

3

ECON 101

ECON 101

Microeconomics

3, 4 or 5

3

ECON 102

ECON 102

COMPUTER SCIENCE

ECONOMICS

ENGLISH

Literature &

4

3

ENG 900

ENG 900

Composition

5

3

ENG 100

ENG 100

Language & Composition

4 or 5

3

WTNG 102

4 or 5

4

NATSC 103

3

3

LANG 101

LANG 101

4 or 5

6

LANG 101 & LANG 102

LANG 101 & LANG 102

ENVIRON. SCIENCE FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Language Literature GEOGRAPHY

NATSC 103

3

3

LANG 350

LANG 350

4 or 5

6

LANG 350

LANG 350

4

3

RWU 900

5

6

RWU 900

United States

4 or 5

3

POLSC 100

POLSC 100

Comparative

4 or 5

3

POLSC 120

POLSC 120

GOVT & POLITICS

HISTORY

United States European World History

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3

HIST 151

HIST 151

5

6

HIST 151 & HIST 152

HIST 151 & HIST 152

4

3

HIST 101

HIST 101

5

6

HIST 101 & HIST 102

HIST 101 & HIST 102

4

3

HIST 900

5

6

HIST 900 & RWU 900

Calculus AB

3, 4 or 5

4

MATH 213

MATH 213

Calculus BC

3, 4 or 5

8

MATH 213 & MATH 214

MATH 213 & MATH 214

Statistics

3, 4 or 5

3

MATH 124

Physics B

4

4

PHYS 109

Physics B

5

8

PHYS 109 & PHYS 110

PHYSICS 1

4 or 5

4

PHYS 109

PHYSICS 2

4 or 5

4

PHYS 110

MATHEMATICS

PHYSICS

Physics C—Mechanics

3, 4 or 5

4

PHYS 201

Physics C—Electricity & Magnetism

4 or 5

4

PHYS 202

4 or 5

3

PSYCH 100

PSYCHOLOGY

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Academic Regulations

The CLEP program applies only to students who have been out of high school for at least three years. Students must have taken the CLEP examination before matriculating at Roger Williams University. No student will receive credit for a CLEP examination if they have received credit at Roger Williams University or transferred credit to the University for an equivalent course. Students may receive academic credit by completing the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Examinations are offered in a wide variety of subjects and are tied closely to specific courses. In order to receive credit for CLEP exams, students need to achieve the scores recommended and published by the American Council on Education. CLEP exams are not given at Roger Williams University. Interested students must contact CLEP, Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600 (609) 951-1026 for dates and locations of CLEP exams.

Roger Williams University Challenge Examinations Regularly enrolled students who demonstrate competence in material covered by certain scheduled courses may be waived from or obtain credit for such courses by passing a “challenge” examination. Students should consult the dean of the college or school for specific information and any limitations. Challenge examinations are not offered for University Core Curriculum interdisciplinary and seminar course requirements. Regularly enrolled students who have paid the applicable tuition and fees for the course and can demonstrate evidence of expertise are eligible to apply for a challenge examination, which has been approved by the appropriate college or school. Challenge examinations may not be repeated. A student may test out of no more than 25 percent of the courses needed for graduation. Interested and eligible students should be aware of the following: 1. Students must complete a Challenge Examination Request form available from the secretary of the appropriate college or school. 2. Students must pay a $50 non-refundable fee for each examination to the Bursar after approval has been obtained but before the examination date. 3. Students must request permission during the first week of classes to take challenge exams in courses in which they are enrolled. Such examinations must be administered during the first two weeks of the semester and graded before the end of the third week of the semester. 4. Successful completion of a challenge examination results in the listing on the student’s permanent record of the course equivalent, the notation “credit by examination,” and the amount of credit granted.

UNIVERSITY GRADING SYSTEM Grade A A- B+ B B-



Description Excellent Good

Grade Points 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67

C+ C C- D+ D D- F



Average Passing Failure



2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 0.67 0.00

The following grades are not calculated in the GPA: P NP I

Pass (C or Higher) No Pass Incomplete*

W AU L

Withdrawal Audit Lab Participant

*Incompletes must normally be completed before the end of the subsequent semester.

Grade Appeal Any student who formally appeals a course grade must do so in writing. Correspondence should be addressed to the professor and a copy sent to the dean of the college or school in which the course is offered. A change of grade may be made if the professor and dean both approve and sign a Change-of-Grade form, which is forwarded to the Registrar. If either the professor or the dean disapproves of the change of grade, the student has the right to appeal to the college or school Academic Standards Committee within two weeks of receiving written disapproval.

Change of Grade Procedures If a student is unable to complete assigned classroom work by the end of the semester due to documented extenuating circumstances, faculty may assign a grade of Incomplete (I) if the quality of work already done warrants an extension and provided that the student is able to complete the remaining work. In all cases, faculty stipulate work remaining and the duration of the extension in writing. Such extension shall not exceed one semester. Faculty submit a Change-of-Grade form before the conclusion of the next regular semester. An Incomplete (I) is automatically converted to an F unless the Registrar receives a Change-of-Grade before the conclusion of the next regular semester. A student who is unable to complete assigned work in a non-classroom course may request from faculty an extension not to exceed one additional semester. If a Change-of-Grade form has not been submitted before the end of the second semester, the Incomplete (I) will be converted to an F. Beyond a second semester, change-of-grade requests must be appealed to the college or school Academic Standards Committee. Other than Incompletes (I), course grades may not be changed beyond one semester after the course is completed, except with the approval of the appropriate college or school Academic Standards Committee. Note: Refer to graduation requirement section for change of grade deadline date.

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and seniors may enroll in one course per semester outside their major area on a Pass/No Pass basis. Music lessons for non-majors and Student Teaching courses are graded Pass/ No Pass and are not part of this restriction. Those who pass the course receive the appropriate credit; those who fail the course receive no credit. Students who elect this option must file a Course Status form with the Registrar. A student who enrolls in a course for Pass/No Pass may elect to change to a graded status. All changes must be made no later than by the last day to drop a course without the W (withdrawn) grade for the semester or session. Courses required for the student’s major(s), minor(s), and University Core Curriculum courses may not be taken on a P/NP basis. Professors may not assign Pass or No Pass grades as substitutes for passing or failing grades unless the course is designated Pass/No Pass for all students or a student formally elects the Pass/No Pass option within the timeframe noted above.

Repeated Courses A course may be repeated for credit if a grade of C- or less is received on the first attempt. If a student receives as second grade of C- or less in the repeated course, the course may be repeated only once more. The grade for the repeated course is calculated in the GPA in place of the initial grade(s) provided that the course is taken at Roger Williams University and the grade in the repeated course is higher than the previous grade(s). The previous grade(s) remains on the record, but neither the previous grade(s) nor the credits are calculated. Students who repeat courses for a higher grade must expect to do course work in the summer to ensure minimum rate of progress and timely graduation. A grade of C- or less in a course taken at Roger Williams University may also be repeated at another institution provided that it is not one of the five Interdisciplinary CORE courses However, only the credits for a course completed with a C or better at another institution are accepted in transfer. The grade and grade points for the course are not calculated in the GPA. The previous grade remains on the record, but neither grade nor credit is calculated in the GPA. A course may not be repeated for credit if a grade of C or higher or Pass was assigned.

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Faculty issue warning grades to students whose academic work is marginal. Warning grades are issued for all freshman receiving C- or below in any of their classes. Warning grades are issued to other students at the discretion of the course instructor. Students who receive warning grades should meet with their professors and advisor, discuss ways to improve the quality of their work, and seek help from all available campus resources.

Semester Grades Final Semester grades for each course in which students are officially registered are available on-line via myRWU at the conclusion of the final exam period. Grades will not be accessible to students who have not submitted immunization records to University Health Services. Grades are not reported by telephone.

Grade-Point Average Each semester the grade-point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total grade points obtained during the semester by the number of credits for which a student received an F or better. Courses for which a student is assigned a P, NP, I, W, or AU do not affect the GPA. A cumulative GPA for all courses completed to date is also computed.

Dean’s List Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester, provided that they have not received any of the following grades: F, I, or NP or NS. Students in the School of Continuing Education matriculating part-time who take 12 or more credits per year and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List in June, provided that they have not received any of the following grades: F, I, NP, or NS.

Undergraduate Academic Good Standing The University is committed to the academic success of all students. It monitors progress toward success via the Academic Good Standing requirements. To remain in Academic Good Standing students must meet both rate of progress and required cumulative grade point requirements. Failure to meet Academic Good Standing requirements will result in sanctions and interventions, including dismissal from the University, in cases of serious or repeated poor academic performance.

Academic Good Standing Requirements Minimum Rate of Progress: To meet the rate of progress requirement full-time students must accumulate at least the minimum number of credit hours noted in the scale below. The minimum satisfactory rate of progress would necessitate five years for completing an undergraduate degree. Students who wish to complete their undergraduate degree in four years should plan on completing at least fifteen (15) credits per semester, and are strongly advised to enroll in Winter Intersession or Summer Session courses if they elect to take a reduced program of study (12-14 credits) during the fall and spring semesters. To meet the academic expectations of advanced courses students are strongly advised to: 1) satisfactorily complete the writing and math core requirements by the end of the 3rd semester; 2) satisfactorily complete all Core Interdisciplinary courses by the end of the 4th semester. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): To remain in academic good standing all students must maintain the minimum GPA according to the scale below.

Scale for Satisfactory Academic Standing Full-Time Minimum Semesters Minimum Credit Hours Completed GPA Completed End of 1st Semester 1.70* 12 End of 2nd Semester 1.80 24 End of 3rd Semester 1.90 36

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2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00



48 60 72 84 96 108 120

*Does not include semesters when a student has withdrawn for medical reasons. *Transfer students will be considered to have completed one semester of full-time study for every 12 credits of posted transfer credit. For example a student who transfers 24 credits must have a GPA of 1.9 at the end of their first semester at the University to achieve Academic Good Standing. While part-time students do not have a rate of progress requirement they must meet the GPA requirement for full-time students based on the number of credit hours they have completed. For example, a part-time student who has completed between 24 and 35 credits would be expected to have a GPA of 1.80. A part-time student who has completed 48 credits would be expected to have a GPA of 2.0.

Academic Sanctions Academic Probation: Students who fail to meet the minimum requirements for either rate of progress or GPA are placed on probation for the one semester, fall or spring, immediately following an unsatisfactory academic performance. Probation formally warns students of the need to increase their focus on their academic programs and to take personal responsibility for addressing their deficiencies. Students with serious academic deficiencies are subject to suspension or dismissal as noted below without being first placed on probation. Freshman and new transfer students placed on probation at the end of their first academic semester at the University must participate in an academic probationary support program. All students placed on probation are directed to meet with their advisor at the start of the following semester to develop a plan to reestablish Academic Good Standing. Students on probation may not serve as officers in student clubs or student government, serve as resident assistants or participate in intercollegiate athletic competitions without the written permission of their academic dean. While probation may continue for more than one semester, probationary students who do not make adequate progress in addressing their deficiencies are subject to suspension or dismissal. Academic Suspension: Academic Suspension is a serious sanction that is noted on students’ transcripts. Academic suspensions are for one semester, either fall or spring. During the suspension period student may not live on campus or be registered for courses. Students are automatically suspended when they fail to meet Academic Good Standing requirements after a total of three semesters of probation beyond the freshman year. Students may also be suspended if they fail

to make adequate progress in restoring their Academic Good Standing during a semester they are on probation, or if they have serious academic deficiencies. Students are urged to use their suspension period to seriously examine their performance and to address any personal issues that have impeded their academic performance. If a suspended student elects to take courses at another institution the student is advised to have these courses pre-approved by his or her academic dean. Suspensions are noted on student transcripts. Academic Dismissal: Students will be dismissed from the University if their GPA is below 1.4 after two semesters of fulltime study or if their GPA is below 1.8 after four semesters of full-time study. Students may also be dismissed for other serious academic deficiencies. Deans, in consultation with faculty members, may dismiss a student with serious deficiencies without first placing a student on suspension. Dismissals are noted on student transcripts.

Determination of Sanctions and Notification Determination of suspensions and dismissals are made by the academic deans in consultation with their school/college faculty members. Notification of suspension or dismissal occurs shortly after the end of an academic semester by overnight mail from each school/college. Notifications of probation are sent by the Dean’s Office shortly thereafter.

Appeal of Sanctions Probation may be appealed only when students can document for their school dean that there was an error in fact or if the completion of incomplete grades restored their Academic Good Standing. Appeals of academic suspension or dismissal are heard by the University Academic Appeals Committee at a fixed time in the months of January and June. The committee is composed of school/college deans, a faculty member selected by the Academic Standards and Policies Committee of the Faculty Senate, and two representatives from the Student Affairs Division. A chair of the University Appeals Committee is appointed by the Provost. The Student Advocacy Office is a resource students may use for suggestions to draft their appeal. Appeals, either in writing or in person are heard by the committee. If an appeal is granted the student may return to the University, on probation. The Appeals Committee may stipulate individual performance requirements and restrictions for the next semester as a condition of granting an appeal. All decisions of the Appeals Committee are made on the day that the appeal is heard or read. All decisions are final.

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Licensure and Accreditation Information and Complaint Process The United States Department of Education, pursuant to 34 CFR § 668.43(b), requires institutions of higher education authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act to make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student, upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution’s licensure and accreditation. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its state approval or licensing entity and any other relevant state official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint. Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law (collectively, “University”) provide the following information in accordance with the above requirements:

State Licensure and Accreditation Information The University was originally chartered in 1956 and is licensed by the State of Rhode Island as an institution of higher education. The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (“NEASC”) and has been since 1972. In addition, Roger Williams University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (“ABA”). Other University schools and programs hold various other accreditations, a comprehensive list of which is available at http://www.rwu.edu/about/accreditation. Copies of the documents describing the University’s licensure and accreditation may be obtained by contacting the University’s Office of General Counsel, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809.

Complaint Process Recommended Content of Complaints A complaint should contain the complainant’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and email address and specify whether the complainant is a prospective, current, or former student. Complaints should contain as much detail as possible, including the names of individuals involved, dates, supporting documentation, and requested remedy.

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Internal Complaint Process The University recommends that students and prospective students first file complaints internally before resolution is sought from the University’s state licensing entity or accreditor. Internal complaints may be filed with the University administrators referenced below. Complainants who are unsure where to file internal complaints may contact Richard Hale, Chief of Staff, or the Office of General Counsel, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809. Prospective Student Complaints Roger Williams University prospective students may report all complaints to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809. Roger Williams University School of Law prospective students may report all complaints to the Assistant Dean of Admissions, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809.

Roger Williams University Student Complaints Roger Williams University students may report complaints to Roger Williams University students may report complaints to the applicable vice president, dean, or department head having jurisdiction over the matter. For example, academic matters may be reported to the dean of the applicable school and student matters may be reported to the Dean of Students. Contact information for vice presidents, deans, and department heads is located on Roger Williams University’s website http://www.rwu.edu/. Roger Williams University School of Law Student Complaints Roger Williams University School of Law students may report complaints to the applicable dean or department head having jurisdiction over the matter. For example, academic matters may be reported to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and student matters may be reported to the Assistant Dean of Students. Contact information for deans and department heads is located on the School of Law’s website http://law.rwu.edu/. External Complaint Process If a complaint is not resolved satisfactorily internally or if the internal complaint process is not utilized, a student or prospective student may file a complaint with the University’s state licensing entity and/or accreditor. State of Rhode Island Complaint Process The Rhode Island Department of Attorney General has established the following complaint process related to receiving and resolving complaints for all institutions that are legally authorized to provide post-secondary higher education in Rhode Island that are not subject to regulation by the Rhode Island Department of Education or other state agency: • Violations of state consumer protection laws (e.g., laws related to fraud or false advertising) will be referred to the Consumer Protection Unit within the Department of Attorney General and shall be reviewed and handled by that Unit. • Violations of state laws or rules related to approval to operate or licensure of post-secondary institutions will be referred to the appropriate Division within the Department of Attorney General and shall be reviewed and handled by that Division. • Complaints relating to quality of education or accreditation requirements shall be referred either to NEASC, the entity with primary responsibility for accreditation of Rhode Island institutions of higher education, or a specialized accreditor with oversight of particular programs. Contact information: Rhode Island Department of Attorney General 150 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903 Telephone: (401) 274-4400 Web: http://www.riag.ri.gov Accreditor Complaint Process NEASC responds to complaints regarding allegations of institutional conditions that raise significant questions about the institutions’ compliance with the NEASC Standards

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Contact information: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803-4514 Telephone: (781) 425-7785 Facsimile: (781) 425-1001 Web: http://cihe.neasc.org The ABA has designed a complaint process to bring to the attention of the ABA any facts and allegations that may indicate that an approved law school is operating its programs of legal education out of compliance with the ABA Standards for the Approval of Law Schools. Information on how to file a complaint is available at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_ education/resources/accreditation/complaint_proceedures.html.

Contact information: Office of the Consultant on Legal Education American Bar Association 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor Chicago, IL 60654 Telephone: (800) 285-2221 Web: http://www.americanbar.org Online Learning Complaint Information for Students and Prospective Students Residing Outside of Rhode Island Students and prospective students that reside outside of Rhode Island and are enrolled in or have contacted the University requesting information concerning admission to the University’s Online Learning Program may also file complaints with their state approval or licensing entity and any other relevant state official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint. Contact information for out-of-state agencies is available at http://www.sheeo.org/sites/default/files/ Complaint%20Process%20Links%2012-2012.pdf.

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for Accreditation. NEASC’s Policy and Procedures for the Consideration of Complaints against Affiliated Institutions is available at http://cihe.neasc.org/downloads/POLICIES/ Pp11_Consideration_of_Complaints.pdf.

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We, the undergraduate students of Roger Williams University, commit ourselves to academic integrity. We promise to pursue the highest ideals of academic life, to challenge ourselves with the most rigorous standards, to be honest in every academic endeavor, to conduct ourselves responsibly and honorably, and to assist one another as we live and work together in mutual support.

The undergraduate curriculum is designed to guide students toward inquiry, toward establishing and realizing their goals, and toward becoming productive professionals. In this community of teachers and learners, we are dedicated to excellence. Those who complete their undergraduate studies enter the world with knowledge, skill and confidence. The distinguishing hallmark of the Roger Williams tradition is this: each graduate of the University completes both a focused, specialized program of study – the major – and a broad-based, comprehensive program of study – the Core Curriculum, which includes a second field of specialization, that can be extended into a second major. In increasingly competitive times, more and more students here are preparing themselves to excel in multiple fields. Moreover, the Semester Abroad Interdisciplinary Core Concentration provides an additional, incomparable opportunity in this era of internationalization. The University encourages and supports these initiatives. All undergraduates enrolled in the University, regardless of major, study in order to understand, and they are civilized by this process. They learn to gain experience, and their lives are thereby further enriched. They learn about themselves and about others, and their intellect is consequently strengthened, made more acute, more reflective, more responsive and, indeed, more humane.

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Roger Williams University takes its name from the founder of the state of Rhode Island, a 17th-century free-thinker who was not satisfied with the status quo of his day. Neither is the University. But Roger Williams did not just criticize the status quo. He changed it, founding a community dedicated to openmindedness, tolerance and diversity. This is such a community. We welcome all students who come here and prepare them to meet life’s challenges. At the heart of Roger Williams University is our abiding commitment to undergraduate education. Undergraduates who enter Roger Williams find more independence than they have had at home and more support than they will have after college. Here they find diverse experiences and endless opportunities to exercise curiosity. They also develop a set of values that is captured in the Pledge of Academic Integrity that all undergraduates make at Convocation:

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Baccalaureate Majors Roger Williams University offers baccalaureate degrees in the following disciplines: Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences American Studies Anthropology + Sociology Applied Mathematics Biology Biochemistry Chemistry Communication & Media Studies Creative Writing Dance/Performance English Literature Environmental Science Foreign Languages Graphic Design Communication History International Relations Journalism Marine Biology Mathematics Music Performing Arts Philosophy Political Science Psychology Public Relations Theatre School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Architecture Art & Architectural History Historic Preservation Visual Arts Studies Mario J. Gabelli School of Business Accounting Computer Information Systems Economics Finance International Business

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Management Marketing Web Development School of Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Educational Studies School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management Computer Science Construction Management Engineering School of Justice Studies Criminal Justice Cybersecurity and Networking Forensic Science Legal Studies Security Assurance Studies School of Continuing Studies Community Development Criminal Justice Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Healthcare Administration Humanities Individualized Program Management Paralegal Studies Public Administration Psychology Social Health Services Social Sciences Technology, Leadership and Management Theater University Studies Public Health

1. The University Core Curriculum: Without the benefit of the Core Curriculum, students would not be fully educated, much less well rounded. At Roger Williams the Core is a course of study different from, but equal in importance to, the major. Core requirements, like those in the major, are fulfilled throughout the undergraduate program. 2. The Major: All students complete at least one major. Students usually declare a major by the end of the first year, if not earlier. The major develops depth and competence in a single field of study. Students may achieve dual majors by applying Core Concentration course work toward a second major. To accomplish this, the Core Concentration should be declared before registration for the sophomore year. Program descriptions and requirements for each major are noted in this catalog. 3. The Minor: Students are encouraged to minor in at least one discipline. The University offers minors in all the major programs and in the following disciplines: anthropology + sociology, aquaculture and aquarium science, economics, environmental chemistry, military science, music, public health, sustainability and urban studies. Requirements for each minor are noted in this catalog. 4. Study Abroad: All students are strongly encouraged to apply for a passport during their freshman year and to participate in Roger Williams University Semesterlong International Studies Abroad during their junior or senior years. Students can satisfy their Core Concentration requirement in one semester by registering for a semester abroad Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in International Studies Abroad. 5. Service Learning: All students must fulfill the Service Learning requirement.

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Mission The Mission of the Feinstein Center is to nurture the University’s core value of commitment to service in our students while meeting the needs of the community by fostering partnerships, encouraging and supporting service learning initiatives, and offering resources and opportunities for civic engagement. Under the auspices of the philanthropy of Alan Shawn Feinstein, Roger Williams University in 1998 created a campus program, now known as the Feinstein Center, to design and implement service learning and co-curricular service efforts. Each of our students is introduced to the core value of service as freshmen when they participate in Community Connections, a special day of service involving the incoming class and 200 returning students, faculty and staff. Over the next four years, students will be exposed to diverse opportunities in service learning, community service, and civic engagement that are academically linked as well as co-curricular. The University has an expectation that all students participate in a service experience during their time at Roger Williams University. This may take the form of community service, service learning, or civic engagement. Community service is service that addresses the symptoms of social problems. It can take the form of a onetime experience or a long term commitment to a non-profit/ community based or government agency. Many Roger Williams University student clubs, athletic teams, and residential living areas participate in community service throughout the year. Service learning involves service that is imbedded in an academic course and is directly related to the course material. Each year students are offered approximately 20 different service learning courses in Architecture, Education, Dance, Historic Preservation, CORE, English, Business, Communication, and Justice Studies. Service learning courses in other disciplines are offered schedule permitting. Some coop/internships are service learning as they are unpaid positions in non-profit organizations and have clear learning outcomes. Civic engagement refers to activities that involve students politically, allowing them to find their voice and advocate on behalf of those in our society who have no voice. The Feinstein Center facilitates several programs that encourage our students to become more active in the community such as AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service, Community Service Work Study, and Bristol Reads. All of these programs and activities are intended to help our students develop their academic and citizenship skills, preparing them for life after Roger Williams University.

Academic Honor Societies Alpha Chi Roger Williams University sponsors the Rhode Island Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Chi Scholarship-Leadership Honorary Society. Membership is by invitation to outstanding students who rank in the top five-percent of the junior and senior classes.

Alpha Phi Sigma Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as Juris doctorate. Alpha Sigma Lambda Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society was founded in 1945-46 to recognize adult students in continuing higher education who achieve academic excellence while managing responsibilities to family, work and community. Inductees of Roger Williams University’s chapter, Rho Alpha, must be matriculated and have a minimum of twenty-four graded semester hours in an undergraduate degree program at Roger Williams University. Members shall be selected only from the highest ten percent of their class and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2. Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta is a national honor society in the biological sciences. The Theta Gamma Chapter was established at Roger Williams University in 2003. The society emphasizes stimulation of scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge, and promotion of biological research. Membership is by invitation to upper-level biology and marine biology majors who have maintained at least a 3.3 GPA in their biology courses. Beta Gamma Sigma Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Juniors and Seniors in the top 10% of their respective classes are invited to join. Eta Sigma Phi Eta Sigma Phi is the national honorary collegiate society for students of Latin and/or Greek. Established in 1914, the purposes of the Society are to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities; to promote closer fraternal relationship among students who are interested in classical study; to engage generally in an effort to stimulate interest in classical study, and in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. To be eligible, students must complete at least six credits in Latin, Greek or Classics related field. Lambda Epsilon Chi Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is the national honor society in paralegal studies. LEX recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established, qualified program of paralegal studies. Roger Williams University qualifies as a member in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAPE). Phi Alpha Theta Phi Alpha Theta, the professional History Honor Society, promotes the study of history through research, good teaching, publication, and exchange of learning and thought. It brings together, both intellectually and socially,

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students, teachers, and writers of history. To be eligible for membership, students must complete at least 12 credits in history, must possess the requisite GPA, and must rank in the top third of the class. Phi Beta Delta Phi Beta Delta is the premier honor society dedicated to scholarly achievement in international education, founded in 1987. Phi Beta Delta honors those who serve internationalism—the idea of an interconnected world, of respect for different traditions, of the need for education to enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of the many regions and cultures around the globe. The Epsilon Rho chapter was established at Roger Williams University in 2007. Membership is open to students, faculty and staff with high academic achievement and a demonstrated interest or involvement in international or intercultural affairs. Specific criteria are stated in the applications for membership, which are due by the first day of October. Phi Delta Kappa Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization’s mission is “to promote quality education with particular emphasis on publicity supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life.” Membership includes students who are enrolled in or who have successfully completed student teaching, graduate students in a program leading to teacher certification, and teachers matriculating in other graduate education programs. Roger Williams University is in the process of petitioning to become a chapter. Pi Sigma Alpha The Pi Lambda chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, was established at Roger Williams in 1997. Founded in 1920, the purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to promote interest and scholarship in the subjects of politics, government and international relations by providing recognition and support to students who have excelled in the field. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who have completed at least four courses in political science, maintained at least a B average in those courses, and have an overall GPA which places them in the top third of their class. The national organization offers opportunities for scholarships, grants, and awards for academic achievement, and the local chapter sponsors co-curricular activities, which provide a forum for research and the exchange of ideas in the discipline. Psi Chi Membership to the Roger Williams University Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is open to psychology majors and minors who have completed at least 12 credits in psychology, and have maintained a 3.5 GPA in psychology, as well as an overall GPA of 3.3. Established in 1978, Psi Chi encourages and stimulates students to achieve and maintain excellence in scholarship and in the science of psychology. Sigma Delta Pi Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California in Berkeley. Sigma Delta Pi is the only honor society devoted exclusively to advance

students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. The society honors those who seek and attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature of the Spanish-speaking peoples and encourages college and university students to a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture. Sigma Iota Rho The Epsilon Mu chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the international honor society for international relations, was established in 2008 to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners. The motto of Sigma Iota Rho is “Synesi, Ideodoi, Rhomi” meaning “Prudence, Ideals, and Power” three of the key elements of international affairs. The chapter motto is Episteme Mundi meaning “Knowledge [of the] World.” Juniors who meet the standards of a 3.2 cumulative GPA and a 3.4 GPA in International Relations are eligible for membership. Membership in Sigma Iota Rho is intended not only to enhance the credentials of its members, though public recognition of the best and the brightest students in international relations, but is meant to encourage a lifelong devotion to a better understanding of the world we live in and to continuing support for and engagement in education, service, and occupational activities that reflect the highest standards of practice in international affairs. The chapter sponsors co-curricular activities and the National Organization sponsors a journal and other activities for students and practitioners. Sigma Lambda Chi Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society, provides recognition to outstanding students in the Construction Management major for their academic accomplishments. Membership is by invitation to majors who possess the requisite grade point average. Sigma Tau Delta Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society, confers distinction for high achievement in English literature and language, promotes interest in literature and language on campus and in the surrounding communities, and fosters the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing. The Alpha Alpha Nu chapter, established at Roger Williams University in 1990, invites English majors and minors who are in the top third of their class, who complete three semesters of course work, including three English courses, and who maintain a high GPA. Tau Sigma Delta The Beta Tau chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture, established on campus in 1989, is a national collegiate honor society for accredited programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and the allied arts, whose prime objective is to celebrate excellence in scholarship, to stimulate achievement, and to reward students who attain high scholastic standards. Its motto, “Technitai Sophoikai Dexioti” means “Craftsmen, skilled and trained.” Membership is open to students who complete five semesters of the program in architecture or landscape architecture, who maintain a B average, and who are in the top fifth of their class.

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Outstanding students who qualify for this special program may be able to complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree and the Juris Doctor degree in six years. Full-time students who matriculate at the University in their freshman year and who maintain superior academic records with outstanding academic averages and superior scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) may apply to the School of Law at the end of their junior year, substituting the first year of work in the School of Law for up to 30 credits of free electives for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students who apply must meet the following conditions: • A student must have earned at least 90 credits in three years of study at Roger Williams University before beginning at the School of Law. • All Core Curriculum requirements and major requirements must be met within those 90 credits. • The student’s cumulative grade-point average must be at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C (2.0). • The student must score significantly above the 50th percentile on the LSAT. In completing the first year of work in the School of Law, a student in the Three-Plus-Three program must pass all law courses with a grade-point average of at least 2.0. It is mandatory that all non-law academic work toward the combination degree be completed before any work in law is undertaken. Those interested in pursuing the Three-Plus-Three Program must contact the Dean of Admissions at the School of Law and either the Dean of the School of Justice Studies or the Dean of the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, no later than the end of the freshman year. This program is not available to transfer students. Those interested in pursuing the Three-Plus-Three Business Law Program must contact the Dean of the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business no later than the end of the freshman year. This program is not available to transfer students. Details of the Three-Plus-Three Business Law Program are found with the School of Business majors in this catalog.

Three-Plus-Four in Biology-PharmD and Chemistry-PharmD Dual Degree Programs Roger Williams University has partnered with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS Vermont Campus) to provide a dual Chemistry or Biology-PharmD degree program. Chemistry fulfills a significant role for students in health science programs, the Department of Chemistry and Physics administers the university’s prepharmacy program through its introductory and advanced courses in chemistry and physics. Outstanding students who qualify for this special program may be able to complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry (B.S. or B.A.) or Biochemistry (B.S.) or Biology (B.S. or B.A.) and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years, as opposed to the traditional eight-year period of study. Students who matriculate at ACPHS must meet the following conditions:



A student must have earned at least 90 credits in three years of study at Roger Williams University before beginning at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus). • A student must successfully complete the required Pre-pharmacy courses at Roger Williams University, as specified in this catalog. • All Core Curriculum requirements and pre-pharmacy course requirements must be met within those 90 credits. • The student’s cumulative grade-point average must be at least 3.0. No grade lower than a C (2.0) will count toward the 90 credits. • The student must meet or exceed Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus) PCAT entry requirements. • The student must successfully interview, submit a required background check and complete a writing assessment as determined by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus). Those interested in pursuing the Three-Plus-Four Chemistry or Biology-PharmD Dual Degree Program must show intent on their RWU college application. The potential candidates’ information will then be forwarded and vetted by the admissions office of ACPHS for acceptance into the dual degree program. Acceptance into the program is based on SAT, class rank, GPA for ACPHS course requirements and NYS regents scores if available. More details can be found in ACPHS Catalog. Once accepted into the Three-Plus-Four Chemistry or Biology-PharmD Dual Degree Program you must contact the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at the beginning of your freshman fall semester for correct advisement. Further details of the Three-Plus-Four for Chemistry or Biology-PharmD Dual Degree Program are found with the Chemistry and Biology majors’ description in this catalog. This program is not available to transfer students.

The Community Partnerships Center The CPC provides RWU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with meaningful, project-based educational experiences which address real community needs through coursework, team projects, graduate assistantships, work study positions, internships and volunteer experiences. These projects provide real world experience that is integrated with their growth as scholars and future practitioners. The CPC provides communities with valuable services through its work with client organizations, government agencies and community organizations as they seek to achieve their missions. The CPC is a centralized support system for communityengaged, project-based teaching and learning, delivered through an array of RWU resources. These resources come from within RWU’s liberal arts and professional degree programs, as well as from strong relationships with external organizations. Through the CPC, these resources are organized and made available to a wide spectrum of nonprofit, municipal and community groups to carry out projects throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. For further information, visit cpc.rwu.edu.

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Cooperative Education/Internship The Cooperative Education/Internship program is managed by the Career Center. This program enables students who have completed two semesters at Roger Williams University and are in good academic standing to earn academic credit through an approved experience. Students must first complete a Career Planning Seminar of five sessions facilitated by the Career Center. A cooperative education/internship experience is required by the following majors: Communication & Media Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, Graphic Design,

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Psychology, Security Assurance, Cybersecurity & Networking Security, Accounting, International Business, Management, Computer Information Systems and Web Development. The Career Center supports all students who wish to participate in cooperative education and/or internships, required or not. Career Center staff and the student’s faculty sponsor approve the experiential education experience in advance. Assignments must be of sufficient duration, typically 135 hours, and must be considered a meaningful part of the academic program in which the student is enrolled. For additional information, visit careercenter.rwu.edu.

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The Peggy and Marc Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs Study Abroad About the Center The Peggy and Marc Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs at Roger Williams University seeks to strengthen liberal arts and professional school education by engaging students and faculty with global learning. The Spiegel Center is committed to working closely with all members of the Roger Williams University campus community to develop and facilitate educational programming activities, at home and abroad, that will equip students from all disciplines with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in a world marked by interdependence, diversity and rapid change. The Study Abroad Program Roger Williams University Study Abroad Program is designed to immerse students in foreign cultures through classroom instruction and field experiences. Students gain a comprehensive education marked by high standards and quality. The emphasis on delivering student-oriented education that defines life at Roger Williams University applies also to the programs abroad. The University’s flagship programs are offered in Florence, Italy each semester, and London, England every fall. Each site offers a comprehensive program of studies. The University has also established semester-long partnerships around the world with a select group of Roger Williams University Affiliated Programs that have demonstrated a proven track record for academic integrity, a strong focus on experiential learning and an earned reputation for excellence in providing solid support services to students throughout the study abroad cycle. These providers currently include: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) Central College Abroad Arcadia University Council on International Educational Exchange Institute for Foreign Study Abroad/Butler University International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership The University also offers exchange and direct enroll programs for a semester or academic year abroad. These programs are the result of our ongoing initiative to expand relations with universities abroad. Currently there are Exchange and Direct Enroll Programs located at: The University of Westminster, London England The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland University College Dublin, Ireland ICN Business School, Nancy, France Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia Yokohama University, Yokohama, Japan Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey Universidad Veritas, San Jose, Costa Rica

Short-term, faculty-led programs are offered during Winter Intersession and Summer Session. These programs offer a unique opportunity to gain a credit bearing international experience under the instruction of a university faculty member. CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPTS All approved course work undertaken in an approved and affiliated Roger Williams University semester-long program noted above will be recorded on student’s Roger Williams University transcripts. Course equivalents that are assigned for coursework that is completed abroad are subject to final approval by the appropriate RWU department and dean. Students undertaking an independent study abroad program through an unaffiliated program will follow transfer of credit procedures. GRADES Final Semester grades for each course in which students are officially registered are available on-line via myRWU throughout the final exam period. All financial obligations must be met before grades are submitted. Grades will not be accessible to students who have not submitted immunization records to University Health Services. Grades are not reported by telephone. CORE CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Students have the opportunity to satisfy a Core Concentration in International Studies through successful completion of a semester abroad on a Roger Williams University sponsored or Roger Williams University affiliated program. Completing a Core Concentration in International Studies will demonstrate to employers that a student who studied abroad has the maturity, resourcefulness and resilience required to navigate successfully in challenging and increasingly diverse working environments. The following institutional policy has been established by Roger Williams University for completion of the Core Concentration in International Studies: Roger Williams University requirements for the Core Concentration in International Studies • International Studies Core Concentrations are to be identified by the name of the country or region visited. For example: French Studies, Australian Studies, etc. • International Studies Core Concentrations are to consist of fifteen (15) credits that focus on the host country/region and are normally transferable to Roger Williams University. • The courses used in an International Studies Core Concentration may not be used to fulfill any Roger Williams University major requirements. • At least nine (9) semester hours in the International Studies Core Concentration must be taken abroad. • At least nine (9) credits in the International Studies Core Concentration must directly focus on aspects of the culture or history of the particular country or region.

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A maximum of six (6) credits in the International Studies Core Concentration may be in an appropriate foreign language or professionally related international topic, e.g., a course in the Danish language or in Danish Banking Practices would be acceptable for a concentration in “Danish Studies”. SEMESTER LOAD Students must be enrolled in 12-20 credits to be considered full-time. Students normally carry fifteen to seventeen credits while abroad. Exceptions to this require the permission of the student’s dean and the appropriate program coordinator. All students must meet with their advisor or dean to review course requirements before registering for a Study Abroad Program. Students are advised to visit the Study Abroad Office early on in their academic career to properly plan to go abroad. PRE- AND POST-DEPARTURE AND ON-SITE SUPPORT All Roger Williams University Study Abroad programs include pre-departure and post-departure advisement and orientation. This includes the deposit, application, approval and visa processes as well as acculturation to the country of study and institutional expectations of the host academic community. On-site orientation and advisement are also offered. These functions are facilitated by the Director of Study Abroad Programs in coordination with the directors and staff abroad. PRE-APPROVED COURSE WORK Students applying to Roger Williams University Study Abroad programs must secure course advisement and approval before they leave. Students may change their course selections at the study abroad site, but if this is necessary, approval must be received from the appropriate Dean or Department via email. ATTENDANCE POLICY Students are expected to attend all scheduled course meetings and activities including field trips and special events. Excessive absenteeism may result in dismissal from the program. GENERAL PREREQUISITES FOR STUDY ABROAD In most cases, Roger Williams University students can go abroad as early as their sophomore year. Each study abroad program will have a minimum GPA requirement to be considered for admission. A student will need at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be considered to go abroad. For Roger Williams University’s Semester Abroad in London program, students must have a 2.6 cumulative grade point average at the time of application. For Roger Williams University’s Semester Abroad in Florence program, students must have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the time of application. For all Roger Williams University affiliated programs, minimum cumulative grade point averages vary from 2.5 to 3.0. Consult with the Spiegel Center for specific program requirements. Other requirements include the following: • Declaration of major and Core Concentration before going abroad • Acceptable conduct record • Advisor’s/dean’s approval APPLYING FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS All applications are available in the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs and online as well. Every student considering to study abroad should first meet with the Director of Study Abroad Programs. The next step is to meet with his/

her advisor as soon as possible to begin planning for a semester abroad. These are important first steps to make – and steps that can start as early as freshman year. Academic advisors can help figure out which semester and/or academic year would work best. The application process: • A non-refundable $50 application fee is due with the application (payments should be made payable to Roger Williams University. No deposits or payments should be made to any affiliated program provider). • Applications are due no later than the first business day in October for spring/winter participation and the first business day in March for fall/summer. Applications are always due the semester before a student intends to study abroad. For each program, the student must fill out a general RWU application and program specific application materials. If a student is interested in more than one program, a general application and an application for each individual program must be completed and submitted. • Shortly after mid-semester, students accepted into a RWU sponsored study abroad program will be required to attend several mandatory meetings with the Director of Study Abroad Programs to receive a comprehensive predeparture orientation. • Students will be required to make a $600 non-refundable deposit in order to confirm their spot in the program REGISTRATION All students who are participating in a Flagship Roger Williams University Study Abroad Program will register at the assigned time using the courses listed in RWU’s system. For those students participating in Affiliated Programs (Arcadia, CIEE, Central, etc.) students will be assigned temporary holding credits while they are abroad. Students from other institutions who are accepted into the Study Abroad Program must contact the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs to facilitate registration into the study abroad program. Registration may be arranged by calling (401) 254-3040 or by emailing [email protected] FINANCIAL AID The University’s effort to maintain an active and equitable program of financial assistance applies fully to all Roger Williams University students enrolled in Roger Williams University sponsored and approved or affiliated semester or year-long study abroad programs (consult the Spiegel Center website http://www.rwu.edu/global for the most up-to-date list of approved program affiliates.) The criteria for financial assistance are demonstrated need and academic performance. Aid is awarded without regard to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or disability. Students must reapply for financial aid each year to have their current eligibility determined. All returning students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor before February 1. Students must satisfy the academic standards of the University as specified in the University Catalog to be considered for continued financial assistance. To receive aid, students entering the junior year must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 are not eligible until they attain a 2.0 GPA. Students interested in Study Abroad Programs should meet immediately with a financial aid advisor to complete the

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addition, students are responsible for the cost of airfare as well as lab, materials and site-visit fees; if indicated on the financial aid form, these costs will be considered. Students need to budget independently for optional and extracurricular activities, including personal travel and spending money. Tuition payment in full for the fall semester is due July 1 and tuition payment in full for the spring semester is due January 3. Students who have not paid their outstanding balances by these dates will not be permitted to participate in the Study Abroad Program. Billing Students are billed by Roger Williams University in the usual manner. Roger Williams University Study Abroad Program Refund Policy If a student voluntarily withdraws or is dismissed from a Study Abroad program, he or she will be responsible for all costs associated with the withdrawal including the cost of changing the return date of the plane ticket, the cost of the room abroad, tuition, board and financial aid according to the University refund schedule below. Students who voluntarily leave a program must submit a signed “Withdrawal From the University” form and obtain Bursar approval. The student is responsible for any non-recoverable charges assessed as a result of their withdrawal. For students who do not return to the Bristol campus for the semester, the refund schedule is as follows: 1. Before the first day of class: 100% of tuition only, less the deposit. 2. Within the first week: 80% of tuition only. 3. Within the second week: 60% of tuition only. For students allowed to return to campus, the refund schedule is as follows: 1. Before the first day of class: 100% of tuition, room and board only, less the deposit. 2. Within the first week: 80% of tuition, room and board only. 3. Within the second week: 60% of tuition, room and board only. If the student is permitted to return to the Bristol campus during that same semester to continue his or her studies and is permitted to live on campus, he or she will be responsible for the entire cost of tuition, fees, room and board. Any outstanding balance on a student’s account is deducted from the refund. Any refund due the student, as authorized by the Office of the Bursar, requires approximately three weeks for processing. Health Insurance Roger Williams University requires all students studying abroad in one of its programs to have medical insurance. Students enrolled in the RWUs student health plan will maintain their coverage while abroad. If students carry their own health insurance they will need to certify their coverage to the Spiegel Center before going abroad. PASSPORTS All students enrolled in the Study Abroad Program must secure passports. This is the responsibility of the student. Forms are available at local U.S. Post Offices. Currently, passports can take several months to procure. Therefore, students are strongly

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necessary forms other than the FAFSA and to submit signed copies of their federal income tax form and that of their parents. All payment options described in the University Catalog may be applied to the approved RWU study abroad programs. Questions may be directed to the Office of the Bursar at (401) 254-3520. No student placed on academic suspension is eligible for financial aid. Students receiving financial aid who do not meet the minimum requirements as outlined under the Rate of Progress in the University Catalog shall not be awarded financial aid. A student must be an accepted, full-time matriculated Roger Williams University day student in order to be considered for financial aid. TUITION REMISSION AND TUITION EXCHANGE PROGRAMS Most of the Study Abroad Programs are not eligible for tuition remission and tuition exchange. Please check with the Spiegel Center for any exceptions. Students may apply for Financial Aid and determination will be based upon demonstrated need and academic performance. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS Roger Williams University academic scholarships, grants and awards are applied to nearly all of the approved Study Abroad programs. Students are encouraged to check with the Spiegel Center for current exceptions. Academic scholarships, grants and awards are not available to students who are not full-time, matriculated Roger Williams University students. There are many study abroad scholarships available. Please consult with the Spiegel Center for current resources. FEES Application Fee A non-refundable $50 application fee is due with the application (payments should be made to Roger Williams University). Deposit A $600 deposit is due 30 days after acceptance to reserve a place in the program. All deposits must be received by May 1 – fall/year; or November 1 – spring. If a deposit is not paid within the 30 days following the stated deadline, the student may be dropped from the program. The deposit is applied to the tuition bill for the semester the student will be abroad. Deposits are non-refundable except in the extraordinary circumstance that a program is cancelled. Students withdrawing from the program will forfeit their application fee and deposit by having a charge of $650.00 placed on their account to off-set the initial $650.00 credit posted to the account when the application fee and deposit were first made. Tuition and Fees For the vast majority of programs abroad, the tuition and semester fees are comparable to tuition, room and board on the Bristol campus. Some study abroad programs include meal plans as part of their overall charges. Students who participate in these programs will have the meal charges calculated into the semester fee. Otherwise students will not be charged for meals. For a select few programs, however, there may be an additional fee premium that will be required. Students are advised to consult with the Spiegel Center to obtain the most up-to-date list of study abroad programs that require a premium fee above Roger Williams University tuition, room and board and fees. In

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encouraged to apply immediately. United States passports are valid for 10 years. PERSONAL TRAVEL & COMMUNICATIONS Students may travel on their own during their time abroad, provided it does not interfere with scheduled classes and activities including field trips and special events. Students should be aware of any travel alerts or restrictions that may be in effect. Students studying abroad are encouraged to consider renting or purchasing an international cell phone during their time overseas. Many programs currently require this since it is an effective way to ensure a means of communication while you are traveling.

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THE FACULTY Roger Williams University partners with the International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai for the delivery of this program. Students have access to the Institute’s faculty and staff, which include a Program Director and a Student Services staff. All speak English and are credentialed in their respective fields. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES In addition to the general prerequisites listed in the General Information section, students must also have at least 45 credits of completed course work and a 2.75 cumulative grade point average. THE INSTITUTE Semester Abroad in Florence is offered at ISI/The International Studies Institute, a center established by Academic Centers Abroad, to meet the growing demand of study abroad with a unique program set in Florence, Italy. The Institute’s distinguished faculty and resources complement Roger Williams University’s academic programs. The Institute has chosen Palazzo Rucellai, a well-known Renaissance structure of the 15th century, as the main site of its facilities. The Institute occupies several floors of Palazzo Rucellai and has classrooms, student and faculty lounges, a library and computer rooms. The architect Leon Batista Alberti designed the façade of Palazzo Rucellai. Alberti also designed the façade of the famous Florentine church, Santa Maria Novella. Bernardo Rossellino, following the plans of Alberti, built the palace between 1455 and 1458. It was one of the richest and most decorated palaces of Renaissance Florence. Palazzo Rucellai is located on via della Vigna Nuova 18 in Florence, Italy in the Santa Maria Novella quarter of the city, where there are many buildings of great historical and artistic interest and importance to the history of Florence. The group of buildings belonging to the Rucellai family, one of the most involved families in the history of the Santa Maria Novella complex, is placed between via della Vigna Nouva, via Federighi and the Palazzo Strozzi. Students enjoy the advantages of an English-speaking program, and, at the same time, immerse themselves in an historical, cultural and artistic tradition that is, arguably, beyond compare. Courses exploit the city’s and the country’s wealth and legacy; typically, they involve site visits throughout the surrounding region. ARCHITECTURE STUDIO The facility includes studio space, an extensive pin-up area, computer lab, architecture library, conference room and administrative offices. The studio is spacious and exceptionally well lit with natural light. A network connects a series of Internet accessible computers with the latest design software

including AutoCAD®, other applicable programs and large format color printers. All architecture studio students are provided with an architectural table, slide rulers, table lamps, and a common work area for the semester’s duration. The studio and context courses are taught by practiced architects and academics and are designed to integrate lectures and discussion workshops, on-site visits to churches, museums and monuments and field trips to a variety of relevant destinations. The courses allow students to sketch on-site and explore ideas for a team project that is the core of the advanced design studio course. ACCOMMODATIONS Students live in shared apartments with other U.S. students enrolled in the program. All housing is within walking distance to the Institute and architecture studio. Bedrooms are furnished with beds, a closet or armoire, sheets, pillows and blankets. This program is considered self-catered since students will be responsible for their own meals. Kitchen facilities include a stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils and dishes. Everyone in the apartment shares kitchen and bathroom facilities. LIBRARY RESOURCES The ISI library and the Internet serve as the main sources of research in support of the program. The Library also offers a quiet place for reading and studying. Students also have limited, privileged access to various library and video collections that maintain holdings in English as well as Italian throughout Florence. COMPUTER CENTER The Computer Center at ISI contains PC systems equipped with updated software and printers as well. WiFi is available in school buildings. PERMESSO DI SOGGIORNO Upon arrival in Florence, students must obtain a Permesso di Soggiorno (“Permit to Stay”). To procure this document, students must provide the same documents necessary for procuring an Italian visa. Further information on this process is distributed to accepted students during the semester prior to the semester abroad. Students will be responsible for the cost of securing the Permesso and will receive assistance with this process once in Italy from the Institute’s staff. PROGRAM OPTIONS Students participating in the Semester Abroad in Florence Program have many course choices available to them. All students are required to enroll in an appropriate level Italian language course. It should be noted that a complete Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in International Studies can be satisfied in one semester. Courses that satisfy this option can be obtained through the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs. For specific course lists for a given semester, consult the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs (401) 254-3899 or visit www.rwu.edu/global.

Semester Abroad in Florence Course Descriptions PLEASE NOTE that the following descriptions are for courses that have been consistently offered in Florence. Course offerings may vary from semester to semester and therefore the following courses should not be considered to be definitive. While every attempt is made to accommodate

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ARCH 477 – Architecture in Context Fulfills Architecture major requirement Prerequisites: Architecture major or completed architecture minor The goal of this course is to teach students a method by which to understand, analyze, and visually represent a city/site and its context, producing tools that will be useful and applicable in Architectural Design. The course will focus on Florence as a living and contemporary city rather than an open air museum, pointing students in their reading and understanding towards the context of the city beyond the monuments. Using its built history of Florence as a case study, the students will explore various meanings of context: urban context, landscape and geography, social and human environment, historical processes and stratified layers. A site-visit and materials fee will be applied. (3 credits) AAH 214 – The Art of Florence in Context: Masters and Monuments Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course examines the factors which made Florence the birthplace and greatest focal point of the Renaissance. It is a heavily contextual course, which emphasizes the value of seeing and analyzing Renaissance art in its original, intended locations. Students will become familiar with the art of the Florentine Renaissance, will be better able to understand art by exploring its historical, social and urban contexts, and will develop the analytical and interpretive skills required to examine and understand successfully other kinds of imagery. A site-visit and materials fee will be applied. (3 credits) AAH 318 – History of Italian Renaissance Art II: Michelangelo to Bernini Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective Beginning with Michelangelo, whose effect on the art of the period was pervasive, this course will explore the progress and stylistic developments in painting, sculpture and architecture of this period, considering also the work of contemporary painters: Raphael, Fra Bartolomeo, del Sarto, Signorelli, Pontormo and others. Attention will be focused on the way art evolved in the most important artistic centers: Florence, Rome and Venice. Offered in the spring semester only. A site-visit fee will be applied. (3 credits) AAH 330 – Topics in Art and Architectural History: Michelangelo Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective A study of the drawings, paintings, sculptures and architecture of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). Through a study of Michelangelo’s precursors, including Masaccio and Jacopo della Quercia, his apprenticeship with Ghirlandaio, his devotion to classical antiquity, his early and mature work, and his writings and his enduring artistic legacy, students will get a complete view of one of the most influential artists of the High Renaissance. The course includes site visits in Florence and Rome. Offered in the fall semester only. A site-visit fee will be applied. (3 credits) AAH 330 – Topics in Art and Architectural History: Leonardo Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective

An in depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452-1519) drawings, paintings and writings on art and the meaning of his anatomical and physiognomic studies. This course seeks to define Leonardo’s development as a painter and as a draftsman. The student will become familiar not only with Leonardo’s individual masterpieces, but also with his working methods, interests, inventiveness, and indebtedness to other artist’s works. Offered in the spring semester only. A site-visit fee will be applied. (3 credits) ENG 430 – 20th Century Italian Literature in Translation Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course focuses on the main trends in the development of Italian narrative since the end of the 19th century. Students will read works by such prominent writers as Verga, Pirandello, Svevo, Ginzburg, Buzzati, and Calvino. By placing these authors in the broader context of European culture, students will acquire a critical language appropriate to the reading and analysis of the ‘modernist’ novel and to an understanding of the implications of ‘postmodernism’ in the Italian literary tradition. (3 credits) HIST 310/ POLSC 430 – Special Topics: Studies in the European Union Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective An exploration of the European Union through two main themes: the national level which focuses on democracy as it unfolds within the boundaries of the nation states and the creation of unity on the supra-national level in Europe. It aims to give insight into the political institutions, processes and policies of the major countries in Europe, an appreciation of the diversity of systems encountered in Europe, as well as the nature and function of the European Union. (3 credits) HIST 310 – Ancient Rome Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course is an introduction to the history and culture of the Roman world, from Rome’s beginnings in myth and legend through its rise to domination of the Mediterranean world, its violent conversion from a Republic to an Empire, and the long success of that Empire down to its collapse in the fifth century A.D. (3 credits) HIST 315/ POLSC 430 – History and Politics of Modern Italy Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This is designed to review and examine the modern political history of Italy from the Second World War to the present time. After a short review of Italian history before WWII, the main areas of focus will be: WWII and the Cold War, the workings of governing institutions in the post-war period, the role of the Church, political parties and movements, the European unification process, black and red terrorism, as well as political corruption and political conspiracy. (3 credits) HUM 306 – The History and Culture of Food: A Comparative Analysis Fulfills Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course examines the history and culture of food in Italy and in the US from a comparative perspective drawing particular attention to the differences but also the connections between both. The evolution of Italian food is explored with a focus on foreign influences which have shaped the use of different food products, preparation methods, consumption patterns, etc., over the centuries. Consideration will be given to the role of food reform movements and food lobbies; the creation of the Mediterranean diet, and the advent of a “new”

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food culture in the United States. The emergence of a specific ItaloAmerican food culture from the beginning of the 20th century will also be discussed. (3 credits) HUM 399/ANTH 299 – Contemporary Italy: Culture and Society Fulfills Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free This course is an introduction to a variety of topical areas and major themes of social and cultural anthropology. It looks at the concepts of culture, modernity, and social structure, by applying them to Italian politics, media, gender relationships, and medical practices. The course thus guides students toward the discovery and understanding of contemporary Italy. To this end, we deal both with direct experience and with anthropological accounts of Italian society and culture. (3 credits) ITAL 101 – Elementary Italian I Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective Proficiency-based instruction in basic grammar, discursive patterns, vocabulary and syntax of the language within a cultural context, the course emphasizes listening, speaking, reading and writing, and prepares the student for more advanced study of the Italian language. It encourages use of “the city as language lab,” and serves as an introduction to various aspects of contemporary Italian culture. (3 credits) ITAL 102 – Elementary Italian II Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course follows Elementary Italian I, and is a continuation of the study of the basic elements of the Italian language and its culture. Proficiency-based instruction includes basic grammar, discursive patterns, vocabulary and syntax of the language within a cultural context. The course emphasizes listening, speaking, reading and writing, and prepares the student for more advanced study of the Italian language. It encourages use of “the city as language lab,” and serves as an introduction to various aspects of contemporary Italian culture. (3 credits)

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ITAL 201 – Intermediate Italian I Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective An intermediate Italian course building, through proficiency-based instruction, on two semesters of previous work. A greater depth and range of linguistic skills beyond the elementary level are pursued through grammar review and conversational practice. Emphasis is placed on achievement of fluency and the integration of language and culture through more extensive reading and writing assignments. The course explores various aspects of contemporary Italian culture, including media such as TV news, children’s programs, popular music, and newspapers. (3 credits) ITAL 202 – Intermediate Italian II Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective An advanced intermediate course based on three previous semesters of study. Students read a variety of textual materials covering various aspects of Italian culture and society, engage in active discussion, and develop their ability to write clear and well-articulated prose. Course work includes presentation of grammar topics not covered in previous courses. (3 credits) ITAL 310 – Advanced Grammar and Composition Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration requirement; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective

This course furthers the students’ ability to communicate in written and spoken Italian through discussions, presentations, and compositions on assigned topics. While the written practice will be dedicated to develop proficiency in various genres and styles, the oral component of the course will focus on argumentative exposition and debates on topics of contemporary Italian culture. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of Italian language study. (3 credits) ITAL 338 – Italian Literary Tradition I Fulfills a course requirement in the Modern Language Core Concentration A survey of early Italian literary masterpieces with special consideration of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the tools of analysis specific to literary studies, as well as on reaching an understanding of historical context and the place of the works studied in the broader European scene. Taught in Italian. (3 credits) ITAL 340 – Advanced Literary Topics Fulfills Modern Language major requirement; minor requirement; Core Concentration An interdisciplinary introduction to the literary culture of modern Italy, focusing primarily on the main trends in the development of Italian narrative since the end of the 19th century. Students will read works by the most prominent modern Italian writers, placing them in the broader context of European culture, with an aim to acquiring a critical language appropriate both to the reading and analysis of the “modernist” novel and to an understanding of the implications of “post-modern-ism” in the Italian literary tradition. Taught in Italian. (3 credits) IB 430 – The Business and Management of Art and Culture Fulfills major requirement; minor requirement; free elective Markets for visual arts provide a particularly fertile ground for those concerned with the economics of culture. The study of the past and current structure of the market for visual art, the mechanisms that fuel this flourishing market and the involvement of public and private institutions in the context of the current globalization of the arts, provides significant instruments for business and marketing studies. While analyzing the economic impact of past and current art law, students will evaluate the organization of visual arts and entertainment industries both in the past and in the ‘new economy’ environment, which will be enriched by meetings with significant professional figures working the world of museums, foundations and international art trade. (3 credits) VARTS 204 – Renaissance Drawing Techniques: The Human Figure Fulfills a course requirement in Visual Arts studies; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course combines a concise and informative historical survey of the image of the nude figure from the Classical to Mannerist periods in art with an in-depth artistic analysis of human anatomy. Beginning with a general study of the canon of the nude in classical sculpture, its translation into ProtoRenaissance mosaics and Early and High Renaissance painting and sculpture, the nude’s most expressionistic appearance, and finally, in Mannerist art, the course will explore the development of the portrayal of human figure. Students will draw in the manner of the old masters from prototypes and live models. Site-visit and materials fees will be applied. (3 credits) VARTS 261 – Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Florence Fulfills a course requirement in Visual Arts studies; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of photography including proper camera usage and exposure techniques using photography as a creative art. Students will explore the architecture, history, people, and culture of Florence to record and document their visual impressions. Lecture, discussions, slide viewing and critiques, and field work will be integrated into the course. Site-visit and materials fees will be applied. (3 credits) VARTS 282 – Beginning Oil Painting Fulfills a course requirement in Visual Arts studies; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective

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VARTS 383 – The Art of Buon Fresco Fulfills a course requirement in the Visual Arts studies; Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in Italian Studies requirement; free elective This course provides a unique combination of art history and studio work to pro-vide a complete exploration of the technical and creative aspects of fresco painting in the Renaissance. Through an analysis of early to high Renaissance frescoes in Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Rome, and hands-on experience in the studio creating frescoes in the traditional method, the history of the development of the fresco technique and its widespread use in Renaissance art and society will be explored. Site-visit and materials fees will be applied. (3 credits)

Semester Abroad in London, England Instituted in 1971 to provide theatre students with an opportunity to see the finest theatre in the world and be immersed in English history, culture, arts and architecture, this program also welcomes students from other majors who wish to experience a semester abroad in a Roger Williams program while working to complete their major or pursue a Core Concentration in British Studies. Special courses and opportunities are added to the curriculum customized to the needs of each student, helping them fulfill their educational goals. Special curriculums have been designed and are available for students in Dance, Education, Education/English and Graphics. The program is offered each fall semester. The London Program is unique in being designed as an experiential study-abroad semester. Courses in the program build on the limitless opportunities that London and England provide to experience historical and cultural sites directly. Courses are conducted at historic sites, in the museums and on the streets. The curriculum includes field trips during the day and performances during the evening and opportunities to meet with practitioners as well as scholars. THE FACULTY Dr. Jeffrey Martin, theatre professor, serves as overall Program Director. A Roger Williams faculty member leads the program each year, assisted by distinguished adjunct faculty affiliated with British universities and theatrical training institutions who teach courses for the program. Additional guest lecturers from the world of British theatre often supplement the Semester Abroad Studies in London program. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES In addition to the general prerequisites, students must also have at least 45 credits of completed course work and a 2.6 cumulative grade point average. ACCOMMODATIONS The London branch campus of Roger Williams University is housed in the Pickwick Hotel in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury district and around the corner from the British

Museum. The hotel facilities include our dorm rooms, office/ library, lounge, kitchen, and computer facilities with wireless access throughout the building. Some classes are held in the hotel or in a nearby facility, although the majority of class time is spent at the site being studied. Transportation within Central London is provided for each student by means of a 12-week travel card. Special information about housing is discussed at orientation sessions. LIBRARY RESOURCES A small library of reference books is housed at the London campus. Students may arrange to have lending cards issued to them by a local London library. These cards extend borrowing privileges to the students at all seven libraries in the Westminster group, including the Central Reference Library on St. Martin’s Lane, which holds London’s largest collection of theatre and literature books. PROGRAM OPTIONS Students participating in the Semester Abroad Studies in London program have four options of study available to them. All students enroll in THEAT 490 Cultures in Contact: British Heritage and Its Impact. It should be noted that a complete Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies can be satisfied in one semester. The program options are: I. The Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies II. Four courses toward the Core Concentration in London Theatre III. Four courses toward the Theatre Major/Minor Course of Study IV. Five courses toward an Elective course of study V. Four courses toward an English/Secondary Education Course of Study

Semester Abroad in London Course Descriptions All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise noted. HUM 330 – Society and Shelter in Britain Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies A study of the development of English culture through the interaction of architecture, urban planning, social organization, and history. The course addresses the overlay of cultures and ideas in England through the use of sites from various periods from prehistoric (Stonehenge, Avebury) through the developments of the industrial age (St. Pancras railway terminal and the development of the London suburb). HUM 430 – History through the Museums of England Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies Using the vast museum resources of London, the course studies the changes in European society through the visual arts starting with the Elgin marbles and Egyptian collection in the British Museum and ending with the new modern art Tate Gallery on the South Bank. The course will emphasize how museums shape our perceptions of the past and understanding of ourselves, through their holdings, organization and presentation. THEAT 312 – Acting Workshop Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Prerequisite: Two semesters of introductory acting courses or their equivalent and a serious commitment to acting as a profession. Advanced study of experimental theatre techniques. The aim of the work is to extend the creative range of the actor by developing his or her physical and vocal equipment, releasing the imagination so that the actor is able to bring a new freedom and new depth to his or her work, whether in the experimental or the traditional theatre.

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By following, in abbreviated form, the step-by-step process for training of the Renaissance painter as outlined in Cennino Cennini’s 14th century treatise on art, Il Libro dell’ Arte. students will experience the instructional methods of that period’s apprenticeship system. Using the same materials and following the same course of instruction as did Renaissance apprentices, students are introduced, following basic exercises in drawing, to various painting techniques, including egg tempera and fresco, to round out their artist’s education. Students will copy directly from frescoes and sculptures in Florence as Renaissance apprentices did. Site visit and materials fees will be applied. (3 credits)

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THEAT 322 – Theatre Design Workshop Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies; Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Prerequisites: THEAT 123, 220 Advanced design project in scenery, costume, or lighting. Each student submits a plan for his or her own course of study, augmented by museum visits and research checklists, using the various resources available in London. Ordinarily, the goal of this study is a major design project of portfolio quality. THEAT 330 – Theatre of Shakespeare Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies; Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Critical analysis of selected comedies, tragedies, and histories, including a study of the Globe Theatre and of contemporary production techniques. Plays chosen reflect the announced seasons of local and nearby London theatre production companies. THEAT 331 – Modern Theatre and Drama Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Examines the ideas and practices of the modern theatre. Beginning in the late nineteenth century with realism and the anti-realistic rebellion, the course follows the major theories, plays and practitioners that shaped our contemporary theatre. THEAT 332 – British Theatre and Performing Arts Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies; Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Study of current trends in European performance based on the experiences of a wide range of plays, concerts, dance and other performance events in London. Classroom discussions, reading and writing assignments bring the viewing activities into academic perspective. THEAT 341 – Seminar in Directing Problems Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies; Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Prerequisites: Successful completion of a Directing class, directing experience, or consent of instructor Study of specific problems of play direction as seen in the current productions in the London theatres. Analyzes each production to identify directing problems and possible solutions. Class attendance at the productions and guest lectures by British directors, whenever possible, supplements the study.

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THEAT 490 – Cultures in Contact: British Heritage and Its Impact Fulfills a requirement for the Interdisciplinary Core Concentration in British Studies; Fulfills a course requirement in the Core Concentration in London Theatre Accompanied by lectures in English history, art, and mores. The bulk of the course is an on-the street workshop exploring British culture. Includes individual visits to many important museums and galleries, and tours of London, Greenwich, Windsor, Hampton Court, St. Albans (Verulamium), Shaw’s Corner, Canterbury, and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Required of all participating students. DANCE 225 – Intermediate Technique: London Pre-requisites: DANCE 301, 302; or consent of department faculty Designed for students who must complete additional technical work on the intermediate level. In addition to class performance, students increase knowledge of techniques associated with modern, ballet and dance masters. DANCE 325 – Advanced Technique: London Prerequisites: DANCE 320, 321; or consent of department faculty Offered to students who exhibit special talents in the field of dance. Each will be required to challenge and maximize his or her abilities in

technique, improvisation, and repertory. (3 credits – 1 credit applied to upper level technique requirement for Dance majors) Fall, London only. DANCE 350 – British Dance and Performance Art: London Co-requisites THEAT490 (Students pursuing a Core Concentration in dance may substitute this course for THEAT 350.) Offers opportunities to see dance, movement theatre, and performance art in Britain, and to study the cultural influences of Britain on these performing arts. Students attend several performances a week, participate in group discussions, and complete written reports.

Semester Abroad at Universities Worldwide: RWU Affiliated Programs Abroad Roger Williams University has developed formal affiliations with a carefully selected group of quality program providers that are recognized nationally for their proven academic integrity, strong focus on experiential learning and excellent reputation for providing quality support services to students abroad. Through these affiliations, students study at prestigious universities around the world. At these sites, students study with faculty and peers not only native to these institutions, but also with other international students representing many countries around the globe. Depending on the program, students may choose to pursue studies in their majors, minors or to complete a Core Concentration in International Studies. For information about specific course offerings and other program details, students should contact the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES In most cases, RWU students can go abroad as early as the beginning of their sophomore year. For RWU affiliated programs, minimum cumulative grade point averages vary from 2.5 to 3.0. Consult with the Spiegel Center for specific program requirements. Other requirements include the following: – Declaration of major and Core Concentration – Acceptable judicial record – Advisor’s/dean’s approval Roger Williams University students have a choice between different program models offered through our affiliate partners as well as our direct enroll and exchange relationships. These models include classic lecture-based programs housed in a campus setting at a university overseas, field based programs that allow students to immerse themselves as much as possible into the local culture and discipline-specific programs that allow certain majors to incorporate an international dimension into their studies.

Study Abroad Program Locations (Program Roster is subject to change) Amman, Jordan – University of Jordan Council on International Educational Exchange The University of Jordan is the first and oldest university in Jordan. Students take a required Arabic course and round out their schedules with three area studies courses taught in English. Area studies courses are offered in anthropology, history, economics, literature, religion, archaeology, environmental studies, political science, and the media.

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Athens, Greece – Center for Hellenic and Balkan Studies RWU/Arcadia University This program offers courses in classical, Byzantine, and modern Greek studies for students of North American universities. Studies are enhanced by the wealth of historical and cultural resources available in Athens and the surrounding region, with both excursions and fieldstudy possibilities for a hands-on experience. With the exception of Greek-language courses, all courses are taught in English. Auckland, New Zealand – University of Auckland, New Zealand RWU/Arcadia University This program offers study abroad students a large comprehensive university in a lively and diverse multi-cultural city. The city of Auckland has a truly international flavor and unique environmental features. Courses of study include biology, marine studies, engineering, anthropology, Maori and Pacific Studies. Barcelona, Spain - Arcadia Center for Catalan, Spanish & Mediterranean Studies RWU/Arcadia University This program, located in the bustling neighborhood of L’Eixample, allows students at all levels of Spanish to be accommodated. Courses that are available include, Spanish and Catalan language, business, studio art, political science, art history and literature. Instruction is in both Spanish and English. Berlin, Germany – CIEE Study Center in Berlin Council on International Educational Exchange This program is intended for students who have an interest in contemporary Germany, who wish to pursue coursework in English and study German language. The Language and Culture program at the CIEE Study Center in Berlin provides challenging and stimulating courses in a range of subjects with the aim of increasing students’ understanding of contemporary cultural realities in Berlin, Germany, and Europe, as well as language courses to improve students’ facility with the German language. Brisbane, Australia – Griffith University (Nathan & Gold Coast Campus) Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University Griffith University is one of Australia’s most progressive universities. Located in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, the traditional strength of their classes lies in environmental science, international business and education courses. Interested students have an opportunity to participate in a two-week environmental conservation volunteer program with Wild Mountains. Cairns & Townsville, Australia – James Cook University RWU/Arcadia University James Cook University, located in Northern Australia, uses its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, arid outback Queensland, and indigenous communities to create an innovative study abroad experience. A comprehensive university, James Cook offers a wide variety of disciplines, not only in marine biology, but business, economics, engineering and sociology. Cape Town, South Africa – University of Cape Town RWU/Arcadia University The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university, and is one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. UCT is a comprehensive university but offers an exceptional opportunity for business, science and engineering majors to spend a semester or year of study taking courses in English.

Dakar, Senegal – Suffolk University Dakar Campus Council on International Educational Exchange This is an ideal program for students who are interested or majoring in French studies, developmental studies or international relations. The program is geared toward students interested in continuing French language study and learning Wolof, while taking other courses in English and having a cultural immersion experience. Opportunities also include service-learning, or internships. University College Dublin, Ireland RWU Direct Enroll Program A Leading European research-intensive university, UCD is the largest university in Ireland, and is one of the two Irish universities ranked within the top 200 universities in the world (THE World University Ranking). With a history stretching back to 1854 and an impressive list of notable alumni, including the writer James Joyce and many current and former government ministers, we can rightly claim to have been a formative influence and an integral part of the Irish State since its foundation. Dublin, Ireland – Dublin City University Council on International Educational Exchange Dublin City University enjoys a reputation as Ireland’s most progressive university. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the breadth and depth of Irish culture while enhancing their academic studies through integrated study at Dublin City University. The program offers a core course in Irish culture and society, followed by opportunities to study in a variety of disciplines from business to international relations to communications. Dunedin, New Zealand – University of Otago RWU/Arcadia University New Zealand’s oldest university has a reputation for academic excellence and a high level of services for international students. Participants can take courses in political studies, anthropology, media studies, theatre, environmental studies, business as well as many more options. Students are able to live with and interact with students from New Zealand as well as from around the world. Galway, Ireland – National University of Ireland, Galway RWU/Arcadia University Students select courses from the National University’s regular degree programs with a variety of course offerings including, but not limited to the humanities, sciences, and business. Students will study alongside Irish students in the university community of Galway. While classes are taught in English, the University maintains a strong commitment to the Irish language, Gaelic. Granada, Spain – University of Granada Central College Abroad The Central College Granada program is a Spanish immersion program with the goal of developing students’ Spanish language and cross-cultural skills, as well as providing them the opportunity to take courses in the liberal arts. With its distinctive cultural heritage and history, Granada provides a unique experience for students at all levels of Spanish, from beginning to bilingual. Students may choose an intensive language program or a combination of language and liberal arts courses. They may also enhance their skills by participating in an internship or service learning experience. Heredia, Costa Rica – Universidad Nacional Autónoma Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University Heredia located only seven miles away from the nation’s capital, San José. The Universidad Nacional Autonóma is a public university that offers a full curriculum of undergraduate courses, including Latin American studies, sociology, economics and business, environmental sciences, ecology and marine biology. Students are required to enroll in an advanced Spanish language course and a History of Costa Rica course, both arranged by IFSA-Butler. Students then complete their

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course load by adding three or four courses from the university. All courses are taught in Spanish. Hyderabad, India – University of Hyderabad Council on International Educational Exchange The program offers students a combination of specially designed courses and regular university courses in such fields as communications, anthropology, dance, art, political science, economics, and Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu languages. Students can study the impact of modernity upon tradition in the world’s largest democracy though history, literature, philosophy and sociology. This program is also ideal for a student who would like partake in a servicelearning project or undertake an internship. Istanbul, Turkey – Istanbul Technical University RWU Exchange Program This program offers students the opportunity to study at a leading university situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Students will engage in a vigorous academic program and engage in a culturally immersive program as well. ITU has a 238 year history as being a leader in higher education with strong programs in engineering and architecture to name a few. Istanbul, Turkey – Koc University Council on International Educational Exchange Choice of English-taught courses in a wide range of subjects, from archaeology to accounting and engineering to social sciences. There are opportunities to participate in community involvement, through internships or volunteering. Students are immersed in cultural and educational activities such as visits to museums, international film and music festivals, the State Ballet, the opera and more. Limerick, Ireland – University of Limerick RWU Direct Enroll Program The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,000 students and 1,313 staff. The University has a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. UL offers programs across four schools: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences; Kemmy Business School; and Science and Engineering. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The campus is located 5km from Limerick city and 20km from Shannon International Airport.

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Lisbon, Portugal – Universidad Nova de Lisboa Council on International Educational Exchange This program is designed for students of all levels of Portuguese, beginner to advanced. Beginning and intermediate students can start their Portuguese training or strengthen their existing skills while taking content courses in English. Advanced Portuguese students are able to directly enroll in university courses in Portuguese alongside local and other international students. The range of courses available appeals to students with a strong interest in the social sciences and humanities and include anthropology, literature, music, politics, and sociology. London, England – University of Westminster RWU Direct Enroll Program This program offers a distinctly British learning experience within a truly international environment. You can choose from a wide range of subjects, course levels and modes of delivery. The University of Westminster is a comprehensive university allowing students to enroll in courses in disciplines that include criminal justice, communications, humanities, science and art. **The School of Justice Studies has established a semester program at the University of Westminster to allow Criminal Justice and Legal Studies majors the chance to take a semester worth of courses at this location**

Mendoza, Argentina – Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Intermediate Latin American Studies Program Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo differs from most South American institutions in that it has a self-contained campus. UNC is considered a top regional university overall and one of the most respected universities in South America in the liberal and fine arts, with courses in social science available. Students take university courses in regular classroom settings with Argentine students. All courses are taught in Spanish. Melbourne, Australia – Deakin University RWU Direct Enroll Program Deakin University has four campuses all of which offer a distinctive and unique living and learning experience. Each campus offers a wide range of services and facilities that all students can enjoy, and reflects the student-centered approach for which Deakin is renowned. Students have the opportunity to study a range of topics alongside Australian students. Courses are available in Architecture, Construction Management, Humanities, Law, Business and management, Communications, Engineering, and Environmental Studies. Monteverde, Costa Rica – Monteverde Biological Field Station Council on International Educational Exchange This program is designed for students with biology-related majors who have completed at least one year of introductory biology. Its aim is to give biology and related majors a sophisticated and up to date understanding of tropical ecology and its conservation. All biology courses are taught in English. Northern Ireland – University of Ulster Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University The University of Ulster is the largest university on the island of Ireland and one of the largest in the UK. There are four campuses: Coleraine, Jordanstown in Newtownabbey, Belfast, and Magee in Derry. Each campus has its strength; Coleraine’s coursework includes environmental studies, Jordanstown courses focus on business, management and engineering, Belfast’s coursework concentrates on art and design, and Magee has a unique program for peace and conflict studies. Palmerstown North, New Zealand – Massey University Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University Massey University, New Zealand’s largest university is located in the Manawau region on the North Island and is a major comprehensive university. Massey has a philosophy of helping students prepare for their careers with programs that are relevant, innovative, flexible and progressive. Study abroad students are able to choose courses from across a wide range of disciplines and faculties, including its fine arts and design program. Paris, France – CIEE Study Center/ Paris Center for Critical Studies Council on International Educational Exchange Expand your interest in contemporary French society and culture on this program uniquely adapted to the intermediate and advanced student. Students can take content courses in both English and French, with a French-only option and participate in cultural outings integrated into classes. Participants will live with a homestay family while studying in Paris. Prague, Czech Republic – CIEE Study Center in Prague/ Charles University Council on International Educational Exchange The Central European Studies program offers students a series of specially designed courses in a wide range of academic disciplines taught in English by local faculty. Although there is no language prerequisite for participation in the program, students are required to take a Czech language course in order to better immerse themselves in local culture. The combination of Czech language and academic courses allows students to explore the dynamics of this Central European nation and its culture.

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Santiago, Chile – Pontificia Universidad de Chile Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University For outstanding academics, consider the Chilean Universities Program (CUP) in Santiago. On the CUP, students can choose from an array of courses at Universidad de Chile and Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile. University coursework ranges from humanities to natural sciences to business classes. Students take these university courses in regular classroom settings with Chilean students. All courses taught in Spanish. SEA Semester: Sea Education Association of Woods Hole SEA Semester is taught through the Sea Education Association (SEA) of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This exciting and challenging off-campus program combines onshore classes, labs, and field work in ocean science and maritime studies with an offshore sailing and research experience. The first half of the program (the shore component) is spent at the SEA campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Studying oceanography, maritime history and literature, and ship navigation, students learn about the human experience and the sea, use specific methods to study it, and design research projects that will be the focus of their work at sea. The sea component takes students to the open sea on a traditional sailing vessel that is a campus, classroom and home. Applying knowledge acquired ashore, students learn new skills, complete their research projects, and meet the age old challenges the sea poses to mariners. (This program is academically affiliated with RWU however certain restrictions exist for the transfer of institutional aid. Please consult with the Spiegel Center for details) Shanghai, People’s Republic of China – East China Normal University Council on International Educational Exchange The program offers various area studies courses in English, in global studies, international relations, economics, and modern Chinese history, and intensive language-training at one of the most highly rated language-training centers in Shanghai. The program accommodates both students who have no previous course work in Chinese and those who have studied Chinese for several semesters. St. Georges, Bermuda – BIOS: Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences Students take a semester-long immersion into the study of marine science with a program of class work and research that is unique in marine education. In addition to academic pursuits, a semester at BIOS will expose students to a unique research environment unlike a normal university setting. As BIOS is a residential community of researchers, students not only study and work with active scientists, but eat meals, play sports and socialize with faculty, graduate students and technicians who reside on the campus. Stirling and Edinburgh, Scotland – University of Stirling/ University of Edinburgh RWU/Arcadia University The University of Stirling, located in the center of Scotland, offers a great choice of subjects, with high-quality courses in 42 areas with notable strengths in Scottish studies, environmental studies, psychology, marine science and marine biology. The University of Edinburgh, in the nation’s capital, enjoys a distinguished status as one of the leading research universities in Europe. Its extensive range of subject offerings makes the University of Edinburgh a popular choice for study abroad students.

St. Petersburg, Russia – St. Petersburg State University, CIEE Study Center Council on International Educational Exchange The Russian Area Studies program is for students who are interested in an academic program in Russia with an English component. The program offers a set of course, taught in English, on Russian history, culture, politics, civilization, and cinema, as well as a rigorous language program. Nancy, France – ICN Business School RWU exchange Program This exchange program was created specifically for students in the Gabelli School of Business. This program allows students to complete either a semester or a full academic year at ICN, engaged in business topics as well as language instruction. Students are enrolled alongside other European students at ICN, a leading business school in France. Sydney, Australia Summer Internship RWU/Arcadia University This program allows you to earn academic credit while enhancing your professional knowledge. Placements are available in a broad range of areas including business; social sciences; humanities; and the visual, fine and graphic arts. You’ll work full time three days per week during your internship and will also attend class one day per week. Tokyo, Japan – Sophia University Council on International Educational Exchange The CIEE Study Center at Sophia University is designed to provide students with superior cross-cultural and language training by way of intensive Japanese language course work, offering a range of courses in various disciplines, a managed homestay program, and providing on-site staff to support the students. Wollongong, Australia – University of Wollongong RWU/Arcadia University The University of Wollongong is located in New South Wales’ Pacific coastline, some 80 kilometers south of Australia’s economic center, Sydney. With course offerings ranging from engineering to contemporary indigenous issues, Wollongong offers a wide range of classes. The university attracts large numbers of international students, and is renowned for its challenging academic programs. Yokohama, Japan – Yokohama National University This program offers a variety of courses available in English while still being able to integrate with Japanese students. This allows an exceptional cultural experience. This program is located in one of Japan’s most vibrant cities.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs Each year a number of faculty-led travel abroad programs are offered and are announced in the Fall or Spring Course Schedules. Program models may vary – some of these programs are specifically tied to courses that begin and end on the Bristol campus. Students are encouraged whenever possible to participate in these programs as well as semester abroad programs. These are supplemental, value added Roger Williams University course experiences. The fee schedule for these programs will vary and is usually published the semester before the trip is offered. Fees associated with Winter Intersession and Summer Session trips are the full responsibility of the student however students are eligible to apply for the Bridging the World scholarship.

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San Jose, Costa Rica – Universidad Veritas RWU Direct Enroll Program Universidad Veritas offers a wide variety of programs of different lengths in Costa Rica that can be combined and customized for different educational needs. On this tropical campus you will learn Spanish in one of the happiest countries in the world, discover Latin America from a new perspective, and develop your skills in a different country.

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Students who apply to these faculty-led programs are subject to the same criteria as those of the semester-long programs, that is, the appropriate cumulative grade point average (as determined by the program leader), a good judicial history and the support of the dean and advisor. Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants. Winter Intersession and Summer Session Study Abroad opportunities offered to undergraduates in recent years include: Winter Intersessions: Belize through the Department of Marine Biology Ireland through the Department of Communication

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Panama through the Department of Marine Biology Jamaica through the Department of Psychology Germany through the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Summer Sessions: Brazil through the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology & Communication China through the Department of Foreign Languages and through Gabelli School of Business France through the Department of Foreign Languages Japan through Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences London and Paris, through the Departments of History & Sociology Perugia, Italy through the School of Business and Department of Foreign Languages Rome, Italy through the School of Education Europe through the School of Justice Studies

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The University CORE Curriculum

Mission and Outcomes of the RWU General Education Program The RWU General Education program fosters inquisitive, reflective, and creative learners who use a breadth of knowledge and skills to enrich their personal, public, and professional lives. Throughout this program students will learn how to synthesize information from accross their academic experience, to examine the world holistically, appreciate the

diversity of their local and global communities, and participate in them effectively and ethically. To ensure that our program produces such graduates, the RWU faculty asks students, across all four years, to: I. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of diverse human cultures, histories, arts, languages, literatures, and the physical environments on which these depend. II. Communicate purposefully, ethically, and effectively in a variety of formats and situations including written, oral, and artistic. III. Engage in self-reflection and ethical reasoning. IV. Synthesize knowledge and make connections within, across, and beyond disciplines. V. Learn and employ the literacies and habits of mind that inform the work that we do: information literacy, artistic production and aesthetic appreciation, quantitative literacy, critical inquiry and analysis.

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Mankind is now in one of its rare moods of shifting its outlook. The mere compulsion of tradition has lost its force. It is the business of philosophers, students, and practical people to re-create and re-enact a vision of the world, conservative and radical, including these elements of reverence and order without which society lapses into a riot, a vision penetrated through and through with unflinching rationality. Such a vision is the knowledge which Plato identified with virtue. – Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

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University CORE Professors

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CORE 101: Science: Discoveries in Context Nancy Breen, Associate Professor of Chemistry Loren Byrne, Associate Professor of Biology Sean P. Colin, Professor of Environmental Science Avelina Espinosa, Associate Professor of Biology Marcia Marston, Professor of Biology Clifford Murphy, Associate Professor of Chemistry Stephen O’Shea, Professor of Chemistry Harold Pomeroy, Professor of Biology Scott Rutherford, Associate Professor of Environmental Science Timothy Scott, Professor of Biology Thomas Sorger, Professor of Biology David Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology Clifford Timpson, Professor of Chemistry Kerri Warren, Associate Professor of Biology Paul Webb, Professor of Biology Brian Wysor, Associate Professor of Biology CORE 102: History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Assistant Professor of History Laura D’Amore, Assistant Professor American Studies Sargon Donabed, Assistant Professor of History Ernest Greco, Associate Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Meriwether, Professor of History Debra Ann Mulligan, Associate Professor of History David Moskowitz, Associate Professor of Political Science Autumn Quezada-Grant, Assistant Professor of History Joseph W. Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science June Speakman, Professor of Political Science Jennifer Stevens, Associate Professor American Studies Michael Swanson, Professor of History CORE 103: Human Behavior in Perspective Garrett Berman, Professor of Psychology Bonita G. Cade, Associate Professor of Psychology Jeremy Campbell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Alan Canestrari, Professor of Education Alejandro Leguízamo, Associate Professor of Psychology MaryBeth MacPhee, Associate Professor of Anthropology Bruce Marlowe, Professor of Education Jason Patch, Associate Professor Sociology Judith Platania, Professor of Psychology Teal Rothschild, Professor of Sociology Jessica Skolnikoff, Professor of Anthropology Becky L. Spritz, Associate Professor of Psychology Charles Trimbach, Professor of Psychology Laura Turner, Associate Professor of Psychology Donald Whitworth, Professor of Psychology Ann Winfield, Associate Professor of Education Matt Zaitchik, Professor of Psychology CORE 104: Literature, Philosophy and the Examined Life Roberta Adams, Professor of English Literature and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Paul Bender, Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Robert Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy Adam Braver, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Jennifer Campbell, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Margaret Case, Associate Professor English Literature

Anthony Hollingsworth, Professor of Foreign Language Dong-Hoon Lee, Associate Professor of English as a Second Language Jason Jacobs, Associate Dean of General Education Rebecca Karni, Assistant Professor of English Literature John M. Madritch, Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Kate Mele, Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Nancy Nester, Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Dahliani Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Deborah Robinson, Professor of English Renee Soto, Associate Professor of Creative Writing James Tackach, Professor of English Peter Thompson, Professor Foreign Languages Michael Wright, Professor of Philosophy Min Zhou, Associate Professor of Foreign Language CORE 105: Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse Dorisa Boggs, Professor of Theater Sara Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History Elizabeth Duffy, Associate Professor of Art Catherine Hawkes, Assistant Professor of Music France Hunter, Associate Professor of Dance Nermin Kura, Professor of Art and Architectural History Marilynn Mair, Professor of Music Jeffrey Martin, Professor of Theatre Murray McMillan, Associate Professor of Art Anne Proctor, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History Gary Shore, Associate Professor of Dance Jeffrey Silverthorne, Professor of Art Robin Stone, Associate Professor of Theatre Anne Tait, Associate Professor of Art Randall Van Schepen, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History The CORE Interdisciplinary Senior Seminars Paul Bender, Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Adam Braver, Associate Professor of Creative Writing Bonita Cade, Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Campbell, Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Edward Delaney, Professor of Creative Writing Robert Eisinger, Professor of Political Science Robert Engvall, Professor of Criminal Justice Steven Esons, Professor of Public Administration Avelina Espinosa, Associate Professor of Biology Annika Hagley, Assistant Professor of Political Science Anthony Hollingsworth, Professor of Foreign Language Jason Jacobs, Associate Dean of General Education Robert Jacobson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Marilynn Mair, Professor of Music Marcia Marston, Professor of Biology William McKenzie, Professor of Computer Information Systems David Moskowitz, Associate Professor of Political Science Nancy Nester, Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Jennifer Pearce, Assistant Professor of Physics Harold Pomeroy, Professor of Biology Joseph W. Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science Deborah Robinson, Professor of English Anthony Ruocco, Professor of Computer Science

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Timothy Scott, Professor of Biology Valerie Sloan, Associate Professor of Graphic Design Roxanna Smolowitz, Assistant Professor of Biology Thomas Sorger, Professor of Biology Becky Spritz, Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Stevens, Associate Professor American Studies/History June Speakman, Professor of Political Science Peter Thompson, Professor of Foreign Languages Kerri Ullucci, Associate Professor of Education Randall Van Schepen, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History Michael Yuehong Yuan, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

The University CORE Course of Study I. Three Competency Courses – one in mathematics and two in writing – prepare students to think abstractly and express their ideas clearly. Students complete these courses during the first three semesters. II. The Five-Course Interdisciplinary CORE is based on learning outcomes drawn from the traditional liberal arts: the sciences, history and politics, the social sciences, literature and philosophy, and the fine arts. In these courses students examine great ideas, historic milestones, and works of art; discover connections among the traditional disciplines; learn to reason logically, to sift through deception and cant, and to integrate what they know. Students complete these five courses during the freshman and sophomore years. All interdisciplinary CORE courses must be completed at Roger Williams.

III. The CORE Concentration involves a fifteen-credit exploration of one liberal arts discipline unrelated to the major. Students select from concentrations in world languages and culture; science and mathematics; the social sciences; or the humanities and fine arts. This requirement ensures that students graduate with significant knowledge of at least two fields, that of the major and that of the CORE Concentration. Semester Abroad Option: Students may satisfy the CORE Concentration requirement by completing a semester-long International Studies CORE Concentration. Information about this option may be obtained from the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs. Students who declare double majors are not required to complete a separate CORE Concentration if both of the following conditions are met: one of the majors must have an approved CORE Concentration and that concentration must not be restricted from the other major. Because each CORE Concentration consists of specific courses and prerequisites, students should declare their CORE Concentration and begin required courses no later than the sophomore year to ensure that course work is completed before graduation. Course requirements for each Concentration are listed below. Most CORE Concentrations may be expanded to a minor by taking one additional course. Students should consult their advisor about this option. Students may also, in consultation with their advisor, elect to expand their declared CORE Concentration into a second major. Students who wish to exercise the option are strongly advised to declare the second major no later than the third semester to ensure that course work is completed before

THE WRITING REQUIREMENT

THE MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT

WTNG 102, and a 200 or 300 level WTNG course

One mathematics course numbered 110 or above

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Science: Discoveries in Context or 2 Semesters of a Lab Science

History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy

Perspectives in Human Behavior

Literature, Philosophy and the Examined Life

Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse or May take AAH 121 + AAH 122

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Other Programs: Psychology History Dance/Performance Sustainability RWU Semester-long Marine Biology Economics Theater International Studies Mathematics Educational Studies Urban Studies Core Concentration Music English Literature Visual Arts Performing Arts Environmental Science Professional and Public Philosophy Foreign Languages Writing Physics Graphic Design Political Science Global Communication Please see specific information on the reverse side. Students who declare double majors are not required to complete a separate CORE Concentration if both of the following conditions are met: one of the majors must have an approved CORE Concentration and that concentration must not be restricted from the other major. All students are eligible for an approved semester-long RWU International Studies Core Concentration.

American Studies Anthropology + Sociology Art/Arch. History Biology Chemistry Creative Writing

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graduation. Interested students should consult this catalog and their advisor or dean for specific requirements.

English Literature majors may not take the Creative Writing, English, or Professional and Public Writing CORE Concentrations.

IV. The CORE Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar unites studies in the liberal arts and sciences; integrates knowledge; and involves sophisticated analysis, synthesis, and defense of original ideas. Students may not enroll in this Senior Seminar before they achieve sixth-semester status. Completion of all skills and the five-course Interdisciplinary CORE requirement is prerequisite. Students may not substitute any course from another institution for the CORE Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar.

Environmental Science majors may not take the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or Marine Biology CORE Concentrations, or the SEA Semester Option.

Table of CORE Concentration Choices and Restrictions

Historic Preservation majors may take any CORE Concentration.

Accounting majors may not take the Economics CORE Concentration. American Studies majors may not take the American Studies, History or Political Science CORE Concentrations. Anthropology + Sociology majors may not take the Anthropology/ Sociology or Psychology CORE Concentrations. Applied Mathematics majors may not take the Computer Science or Mathematics CORE Concentration. Architecture majors may take any CORE Concentration. Art and Architectural History majors may not take the Art and Architectural History CORE Concentration. Biology majors may not take the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or Marine Biology CORE Concentrations, or the SEA Semester Option. Biochemistry majors may not take the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Marine Biology or Physics CORE Concentrations, or the SEA Semester Option. Chemistry majors may not take the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Marine Biology or Physics CORE Concentrations, or the SEA Semester Option. Communication & Media Studies majors may not take the Global Communication CORE Concentration. Computer Information Systems majors may not take the Computer Science or Economics CORE Concentration. Computer Science majors may not take the Computer Science CORE Concentration. Construction Management majors may not take the Computer Science CORE Concentration. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Creative Writing majors may not take the Creative Writing, English or Professional and Public Writing CORE Concentrations. Cybersecurity and Networking majors may take any CORE Concentration Dance Performance majors may not take the Dance, Music, Performing Arts, or Theater CORE Concentrations. Economics majors may not take the Economics CORE Concentration. Educational Studies majors may not take the Educational Studies CORE Concentration. Elementary Education majors may not take Educational Studies CORE Concentration. Engineering majors may not take the Computer Science or Physics CORE Concentration.

Finance majors may not take the Economics CORE Concentration. Foreign Language majors may not take any Foreign Language CORE Concentration. Forensic Science majors may take any CORE Concentration. Graphic Design majors may not take the Graphic Design CORE Concentration. History majors may not take the American Studies, History or Political Science CORE Concentrations. International Business majors may not take the Economics CORE Concentration. International Relations majors may not take the Global Communication CORE Concentration. Journalism majors may not take the Global Communication CORE Concentration. Legal Studies majors may take any CORE Concentration. Management majors may not take the Economics CORE Concentration. Marine Biology majors may not take the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or Marine Biology CORE Concentrations, or the SEA Semester Option. Marketing majors may not take the Economics CORE Concentration. Mathematics majors may not take the Computer Science or Mathematics CORE Concentration. Music majors may not take Dance, Music, Performing Arts, or Theatre CORE Concentrations. Performing Arts majors may not take Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre or London Theatre CORE Concentrations. Philosophy majors may not take the Philosophy CORE Concentration. Political Science majors may not take the American Studies, History or Political Science CORE Concentrations. Psychology majors may not take the Anthropology + Sociology or Psychology CORE Concentrations. Public Health BA majors may take any CORE Concentration. Public Health BS may not take Biology or Marine Biology CORE concentrations. Public Relations majors may not take the Global Communication CORE Concentration. Theater majors may not take the Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater or London Theatre CORE Concentrations. Visual Arts Studies majors may not take any Visual Arts Studies CORE Concentration.

Other programs: Study Abroad All students may take an International Studies core concentration. Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Marine Biology majors may not take the Sea Semester as their CORE Concentration.

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Two Courses in Writing: 6 credits During the first two years, all students complete Expository Writing and a 200- or 300-level WTNG course that is tailored to their interests and/or major area of study. Expository Writing is a prerequisite for all 200- and 300-level WTNG courses. (Students may also be required to complete WTNG 100: Introduction to Academic Writing. This course does not fulfill the University CORE Writing requirement. Students assigned to this course must register for it in their first semester and must achieve a C- or higher before being permitted to enroll in Expository Writing.) One Course in Mathematics: 3 or 4 credits, depending on the course selected. During the first year, all students complete, in consultation with their advisor, a mathematics course numbered 110 or above.

The Five-Course Interdisciplinary CORE At least 16 credits. CORE 101 Science: Discoveries in Context (4 credits) (or two laboratory science courses) CORE 102 History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy (3 credits) CORE 103 Human Behavior in Perspective (3 credits) CORE 104 Literature, Philosophy and the Examined Life (3 credits) CORE 105 Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse (3 credits) (or AAH 121 and AAH 122) Students may take the five courses listed above in any order, but the Interdisciplinary CORE must be completed by the end of the first two years of study, except for five-year architecture majors who must complete the five courses by the end of the fifth semester. All first and second year students must enroll in at least one, but no more than two, of these courses during each of the first four semesters. All CORE courses subscribe to a common set of writing standards. All five courses must be completed at the University.

The CORE Concentration At least 15 credits The CORE Concentration is designed to ensure depth, sequence, and progressive learning in one liberal arts discipline. Students must select a CORE Concentration according to the Table of CORE Concentrations.

Categories CORE Concentrations I.

Languages:

II. Mathematics and the Sciences:

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish Biology Chemistry Computer Science The SEA Semester Environmental Science Marine Biology Mathematics Physics

III. The Social Sciences: IV. The Humanities and the Arts:

American Studies Anthropology + Sociology Economics Educational Studies History Political Science Psychology Art and Architectural History Creative Writing Dance Performance English Literature Global Communication Graphic Design Music Performing Arts Philosophy Professional and Public Writing Theatre Visual Arts Studies V. Interdisciplinary Studies: Sustainability Urban Studies VI. The International Studies CORE Concentration.

Juniors and seniors intending to declare an International Studies CORE Concentration should contact the Center for Global and International Programs as soon as possible so that they are aware of requirements to go abroad. For example, students will need passports and specific cumulative grade point averages.

CORE Concentration Course Requirements Minimum Standard: It is necessary from time to time for students to substitute other courses for specified CORE Concentration course requirements. Substitutions may be made only if the following criteria are met: 1. At least two courses in the CORE Concentration discipline must be at the 100- or 200-level; 2. At least two courses in the CORE Concentration discipline must be at the 300- or 400-level; 3. At least five courses (or a total of 15 credits) must be taken in one CORE Concentration discipline. This standard applies to all matriculated students. CATEGORY I – FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES CORE Concentration in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese or Spanish Language 101 Elementary Language I Language 102 Elementary Language II Language 201 Intermediate Language I Language 202 Intermediate Language II and One 300-level language course Note: Students who begin this CORE Concentration at a level above 101 must complete at least three courses, including the 300-level course in a single language. Waiver from prerequisite courses does not carry credit. Documentation of the waived courses and placement test results must be sent to the registrar and to the appropriate dean. CORE concentrations are not permitted in a student’s native language.

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CATEGORY II – MATHEMATICS AND THE SCIENCES CORE Concentration in Biology BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 104 Biology II and Lab and Two Biology courses at the 200 level or above, at least one of which must have a laboratory component. CORE Concentration in Chemistry CHEM 191 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab CHEM 192 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab and Two upper level chemistry courses, one of which must be at the 300 level CORE Concentration in Computer Science MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics COMSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science COMSC 111 Data Structures and Lab COMSC 210 Principles of Computer Organization and Lab COMSC 230 Principles of Programming Languages CORE Concentration in Environmental Science NATSC 103 Earth Systems Science and Lab NATSC 203 Humans, Sustainability & Environmental Change BIO 104 Biology II and Lab and At least 4 credits from the following list: BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO 240 Concepts of Ecology BIO 312 Conservation Biology BIO 332 Fisheries Science BIO 360 Limnology and Lab BIO 367 Urban Ecosystems CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab CHEM 434 Advanced Environmental Chemistry CIS 350 Geographical Analysis of Data: An Introduction to GIS ENGR 320 Environmental Engineering ENGR 340 Sustainable Energy Systems ENGR 405 Air Pollution and Control ENGR 407 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management PLS 200 Environmental Law NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography NATSC 301 Marine Resource Management NATSC 305 Marine Geology NATSC 310 Biogeochemical Cycling NATSC 315 Meteorology and Climatology NATSC 333 Environmental Monitoring and Lab NATSC/ BIO 375 Soil Ecology NATSC 401 Environmental Toxicology and Lab CORE Concentration in Marine Biology BIO 103 Biology I and Lab or BIO 104 Biology II and Lab BIO 204 Introduction to Marine Biology NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography And a minimum of 5 additional credits taken from the Applied or Organismal and Ecology categories of marine biology courses.

CORE Concentration in Mathematics MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab and MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab and Any three Mathematics courses numbered above 200, at least one of which must be at the 300- level or above. CORE Concentration Physics PHYS 201 Physics I with Calculus and Lab and PHYS 202 Physics II with Calculus and Lab or PHYS 109 Physics I Algebra-based and Lab and PHYS 110 Physics II Algebra-based and Lab and At least 7 additional credits in Physics courses, with one course at the 300 level or above. CATEGORY III – THE SOCIAL SCIENCES CORE Concentration in American Studies AMST 100 Approaches to the Study of American Society and Culture and Any four 200 level or above American Studies courses. CORE Concentration in Anthropology + Sociology ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology and Three additional Anthropology and Sociology courses, which must comprise courses from both disciplines (1 ANTH and 2 SOC or 2 ANTH and 1 SOC); at least one of these courses must be at the 300- level or above. CORE Concentration in Criminal Justice CORE Concentration in Economics A total of five courses: ECON 111 Microeconomics ECON 112 Macroeconomics And at least one of the following: ECON 211 Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics And an additional two Economics courses, one of which must be at the 300- or 400-level. ENGR 335 (Engineering Economic Analysis) may also be taken to fulfill this CORE Concentration. CORE Concentration in Educational Studies EDU 200 Foundations of Education EDU 202 Psychology of Learning and Development EDU 308 Technology and Education EDU 310 Curriculum Studies EDU 330 Issues in Multicultural Education CORE Concentration in History Any three of the following: HIST 101, 102 History of Western Civilization I and II HIST 151, 152 United States History I and II and Any two History courses at the 250 level or above

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Any four of the following (at least one must be at the 200-Level and two at the 300-Level or above) COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication COMM 250 Intercultural Communication COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture COMM 330 International Communication COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context COMM 390 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication COMM 432 Special Topics in Global Communication COMM 462 Washington DC Global Communication Seminar COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences CORE Concentration in Graphic Design DSGN 100 Introduction to Graphic Design Communication DSGN 110 Introduction to Typography DSGN 210 Advanced Design Communication ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and one course chosen from: DSGN 200 History of Design Communication DSGN 300 Web Design Communication DSGN 310 Brand Identity DSGN 320 Publication Design DSGN 430 Special Topics in Graphic Design CORE Concentration in Music MUSIC 161 The Art of Rock and Roll MUSIC 170 Basic Musicianship MUSIC 211 Evolution of Musical Style MUSIC 212 Great Personalities in Music and one of the following: MUSIC 121 Evolution of Jazz MUSIC 270 Music Theory and Composition I MUSIC 271 Aural Skills I. (Must be taken with MUSIC 270) MUSIC 299 Special Topics in Music MUSIC 310 Music in the USA MUSIC 311 Music of Latin America & Caribbean MUSIC 312 Music of China & Japan MUSIC 313 Music of India & Middle East MUSIC 314 Music of Indigenous People CORE Concentration in Performing Arts Select three credits from each of the three program foundation areas below (9 credits total): Music MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

170 211 270 271

Dance DANCE 101 or DANCE 161 DANCE 310 Theatre THEAT 130 or

Basic Musicianship Evolution of Musical Styles Music Theory and Composition I Aural Skills I. (Must be taken with MUSIC 270) Creative Athlete Introduction to Dance Technique (or higher) Dance History Art of the Theatre

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CORE Concentration in Political Science POLSC 100 American Government and Politics and one of the following: POLSC 110 The United States in World Affairs POLSC 120 Comparative Politics and Any three 200-, 300- or 400- level courses provided that at least one of these is from the American National Politics/ Political Theory category and one is from the International Relations/Comparative Politics Category. CORE Concentration in Psychology PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology and Four additional Psychology courses, three of which must be at the 300-level or above. CATEGORY IV – THE HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS CORE Concentration in Art and Architectural History AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II and Three courses at 300-level or two courses at 300-level plus one course at 400-level from the Art and Architectural History major. CORE Concentration in Creative Writing CW 210 Form in Poetry CW 220 Narrative in Writing the Short Story Any 200 Level or above English course and One Creative Writing Advanced Bridge course: CW 350 Writers Reading Poetry Seminar CW 360 Writers Reading Fiction Seminar and One Creative Writing Advanced Breadth course: CW 241 Introduction to Playwriting CW 310 Creative Nonfiction CW 330 Literary Publishing CW 430 Special Topics in Creative Writing CORE Concentration in Dance/Performance DANCE 101 The Creative Athlete Three Dance Technique Classes or a total of nine credits in Dance Technique (Placement made through consultation with a member of the dance faculty) and one of the following: DANCE 290 Introduction to Choreography DANCE 310 Dance History DANCE 350 British Dance and Performance Art: London DANCE 425 Kinesiology for Dancers DANCE 435 The Performance Artist in Society CORE Concentration in English Literature At Least two (2) English courses at the 100-200 level At Least two (2) English courses at the 300-400 level One English course at any level CORE Concentration in Global Communication COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies and

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THEAT 110 Introduction to Acting THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre And 6 credits At least three credits must be from studio/performance courses. At least three credits must be from theory/literature courses. With one course at the 300 level or above. CORE Concentration in Philosophy PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Inquiry PHIL 200 Ethics PHIL 205 Logic and one of the following: PHIL 251 Ancient Philosophy PHIL 253 Modern Philosophy and one of the following: PHIL 333 Epistemology PHIL 366 Metaphysics CORE Concentration in Professional and Public Writing WTNG 102 Expository Writing and Two WTNG courses at the 200 level or above Two WTNG courses at the 300 level or above WTNG 200 Critical Writing for the Humanities and the Social Sciences* WTNG 220 Critical Writing for the Professions* WTNG 230 Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film* WTNG 270 Travel Writing* WTNG 299 Special Topics in Writing * WTNG 300 Rhetoric in a Global Context* WTNG 301 The Rhetoric of Narrative* WTNG 303 Environmental Rhetoric* WTNG 305 Writing the City* WTNG 311 Technical Writing* WTNG 320 Writing for Business Organizations* WTNG 321 Multimodal Writing in Public Spheres* WTNG 322 Advancing Public Argument* WTNG 400 Writing for Social Change WTNG 430 Special Topics WTNG 470 The Writing Thesis/Portfolio

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*This course meets the 200 level University writing requirement for the Core Curriculum. CORE Concentration in Theatre THEAT 110 Acting I THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre THEAT 130 The Art of the Theatre and one of the following: THEAT 230 Theatre History I THEAT 231 Theatre History II THEAT 330 Theatre of Shakespeare THEAT 331 Modern Theatre and Drama THEAT 333 Asian Drama and Dance THEAT 334 Contemporary Drama THEAT 431 Drama Theory and Criticism and Three (3) additional theatre credits London Option THEAT 130 The Art of the Theatre

and Four approved courses taken as part of the London Theatre Program CORE Concentration in Visual Art Studies: Film, Animation and Video FILM 101 Introduction to Film Studies VARTS 361 Introduction to Digital Media VARTS 362 Film, Animation and Video VARTS 364 Intermediate Concepts in Film, Animation and Video and one of the following: VARTS 363 Intermediate Concepts in Digital Media VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/Digital Media VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Art Studies CORE Concentration in Visual Arts Studies: Painting/ Drawing/Printmaking VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting: Color and Design and two of the following six courses: VARTS 201 Drawing The Figure VARTS 241 Introduction to Printmaking VARTS 282 Oil Painting VARTS 301 Advanced Drawing: Process and Content VARTS 381 Painting The Figure VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 481 Topics in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking CORE Concentration in Visual Arts Studies: Photography/ Digital Media AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography VARTS 361 Digital Tools and Methods and two of the following: VARTS 351 Intermediate Concepts in Photography VARTS 352 Advanced Photography: Process and Content VARTS 363 Digital Media in 3D: Objects and Spaces VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/Digital Media CORE Concentration in Visual Arts Studies: Sculpture VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture and two of the following: VARTS 232 Intermediate Concepts in Sculpture VARTS 333 Advanced Sculpture: Process and Content VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 431 Topics in Sculpture CATEGORY V – Interdisciplinary Studies CORE Concentrations CORE Concentration in Sustainability Studies SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability Studies SUST 301 Analysis and Decision Making for Sustainability SUST 401 Working toward Sustainability and

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*These courses have pre-requisite requirements that do not fulfill requirements for completion of the Sustainability Studies Core Concentration. Some pre-requisites may be waived with the instructor. #These courses have pre-requisite requirements that can also be taken as an elective for the Sustainability Studies Core Concentration CORE Concentration in Urban Studies URBN 100 Introduction to Urban Studies URBN 400 Urban Studies Colloquium and Three courses from the following list that meet the following requirements: 1) none of the courses may be from the departmental designation (prefix) of the student’s major; and 2) at least one course must be at the 300-level or above that does not count toward the student’s major or any other minor. This is intended to encourage students to take electives in multiple areas that balance their major course of study. AMST 100 Approaches to the Study of American Society & Culture ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

BIO 104 SOC 100 POLSC 100 AAH 122 HIST 102 HIST 152 SUST 101 AMST 201 ANTH 222 ANTH 230 NATSC 203 PA 220 POLSC 260/ PA 201 PH 201 SOC 201 SOC 220 URBN 299

Biology II Introduction to Sociology American Government and Politics History of Art and Architecture II History of Western Civilization II United States History II Introduction to Sustainability Studies American Studies Research Methods* Environmental Anthropology* Political Anthropology* Humans, Environmental Change and Sustainability* Elements and Issues in Community Development Public Administration* Public Health Essentials* Social Stratification* Sociological Perspectives on Race* Special Topics in Urban Studies

*Courses w/ pre-requisites or that require consent and at least one of the following: AMST 370 Topics in Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality in America* AMST 371 Topics in Ethnicity Class and Region in America* ANTH 310 Applied Anthropology* ANTH 380 Culture, Change and Development* ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture BIO 376 Urban Ecosystems CIS 350 Geographic Analysis of Data: An Introduction to GIS ENG 360 Studies in Ethnic American Literature* HIST 390 Great Cities in History HP 302/502 Principles of Preservation Planning HP 342 Industrial America HP 384/582L Preservation Planning Lab PA 306 City Management* PA 351 Sustainable Economic and Community Development POLSC 362 Urban Politics SOC 330 Globalization and Identity* SOC 348 Urban Sociology WTNG 305 Writing the City CJS 428 Crime Prevention URBN 430 Advanced Special Topics in Urban Studies ARCH 572 Urban Design Theory** ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture & Urbanism** ARCH 593 Sustainable Paradigms** ARCH 594 Urban Ecology** ARCH 577 American Skyscraper** *Courses w/ at least one prerequisite other than URBN 100 **Courses at the 500 level require senior standing. CATEGORY VI – RWU Semester Abroad Interdisciplinary Studies CORE Concentration in International Studies This concentration is open to all students. Students are advised to register one year in advance.

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Two of the following courses, one of which is at the 200-level or above and both of which 1) could not be used to fulfill requirements for the student’s major (e.g., have the same program designation or are required for the major) and 2) do not come from prohibited Core Concentration programs as based on the student’s major following the table of CORE Concentration choices and restrictions. ANTH 222 Environmental Anthropology* ARCH 101 Introduction to Architecture ARCH 321 Site and Environment AAH 423 Nature and Art BIO 104 Biology II and Lab BIO 231 Bioethics* BIO 240 Concepts of Ecology# BIO 312 Conservation Biology# BIO 345 Aquaculture CHEM 201 Environmental Chemistry I and Lab* CHEM 202 Environmental Chemistry II and Lab* CNST 540 Sustainable Construction ECON 320 Resource and Environmental Economics* ENG 110 Serpents, Swords, Symbols & Sustainability ENGR 320 Environmental Engineering* ENGR 340 Sustainable Energy Systems* ENGR 405 Air Pollution and Control* ENGR 407 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management* HIST 354 United States Environmental History* HP 150 Introduction to Historic Preservation NATSC 103 Earth Systems Science and Lab NATSC 203 Humans, Environmental Change and Sustainability# NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography NATSC 301 Marine Resource Management# PLS 200 Environmental Law POLSC 383 Environmental Politics & Policy SUST 430 Special Topics in Sustainability Studies#

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The CORE Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar (CISS) Requirement At least three credits. Should students choose to enroll in additional CORE Seminars, credit earned may not be applied to satisfy any requirement in the major, minor, or CORE Curriculum. Prerequisites: Completion of all skills and the fivecourse Interdisciplinary CORE requirements; at least sixth semester standing. Common Seminar Requirements 1. Guided reading based upon questions, and preparation for class based upon response to questions. 2. Competent summary, analysis and synthesis in seminar presentation and papers. 3. Assigned research and preparation resulting in class presentations and student-led seminar discussions. 4. A seminar thesis or project that demonstrates scholarship and competent writing and pursues research. 5. Reflection not only on the topic of seminar, but also on the central questions of the CORE: Who am I? What can I know? Based on what I know, what should I do?

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The CORE Interdisciplinary Senior Seminars CORE 430 Special Topics in Liberal Studies CORE 441 Disease and Society CORE 442 Prejudice and Institutional Violence CORE 443 The Proper Order of Things CORE 444 Perspectives in World Culture CORE 445 Creating the American Image: 1919-1941 CORE 446 Visions of Utopia: Dreams and Delusions CORE 447 Cultural Creations: Women Across Time CORE 449 Environmental Ethics CORE 450 Are We of It or Against It? People and Their Planet in the 21st Century CORE 451 It’s All Greek to Us CORE 452 Collecting Ourselves: Why We Build, Preserve and Display Collections CORE 453 Obsession: Understanding it through the Arts CORE 456 The Internet and the Digital Revolution CORE 457 Families and Society CORE 458 Technology, Self and Society CORE 459 Popular Culture and Globalization CORE 461 Researching Race CORE 462 Sexual Identities CORE 463 Innovation

The University Honors Program The University Honors Program offers a social and academic community for qualifying students who seek to enhance their classroom and co-curricular experiences. As a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the national organizing body for college and university Honors, we seek to enrich the RWU experience for our students by: • Providing opportunities to achieve excellence through intellectual and creative scholarship • Fostering citizenship and social responsibility through leadership in and engagement with local and global communities The University Honors Program prepares students through engaged scholarship, service, and leadership. The curriculum focuses on civic action and reflection, delivered through academic and co-curricular experiences and the practice of civil discourse. Membership and Eligibility Any prospective or current RWU student meeting the established criteria for academic excellence may be eligible for the University Honors Program. For further information, please contact the Honors Program Director, Becky Spritz ([email protected], 401-254-3663). Prior to the start of the freshman year, candidates who complete a separate Honors Program application are selected from the pool of applicants. Applicants minimally have earned cumulative averages of at least a B+ in major subjects and demonstrate a strong interest in being a member of the RWU Honors Living-Learning Community (LLC). The selection committee also considers the number of honors and advanced placement courses taken in high school, academic honors, community service experience, and extra-curricular activities. Currently enrolled Roger Williams University students performing with academic distinction within their first three semesters are encouraged to apply provided they are able to complete all program requirements through their remaining course of study. Transfer students of academic distinction may also be considered for Honors Program membership. As the university’s first Living-Learning Community (LLC), the program provides an Honors residence housing, including quiet study areas and an activities and seminar space. Cultural activities and co-curricular opportunities supplement students’ coursework and academic requirements. Official transcripts awarded to Honors students document their completion of this prestigious and rewarding program. Program Requirements The Honors Program requirements consist of: • The Honors Core Curriculum • The Honors Service-Learning Experience • The Honors Capstone The Honors Core Curriculum Honors students enroll in designated sections of the university’s core curriculum. This requirement can be fulfilled by all or any combination of the following courses. WTNG 102-H Expository Writing

CORE 101-H Discoveries in Context CORE 102-H History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy CORE 103-H Perspectives on Human Behavior CORE 104-H Literature, Philosophy and the Examined Life CORE 105-H Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse CORE 400-level The Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar (CISS) with Honors The Honors Service-Learning Experience The University Honors Program prepares its students to be citizenscholars through a unique service-learning experience completed before the senior year. Honors students may fulfill their servicelearning requirement via the Honors-designated service-learning course or a pre-approved, independent service-learning experience. Students must be granted approval of the experience and obtain a designated faculty sponsor prior to engaging with the community. The Honors Capstone The Honors Capstone complements and enhances the student’s intellectual and/or creative scholarship at the end of his or her course of study at the university. The Honors Capstone is generally linked with another academic or creative project, such as a thesis or senior project in the major, or a major capstone course. Students may pursue their capstone in their major, minor, or as an interdisciplinary project with approval of an identified faculty advisor and the relevant sponsoring departments. The Honors Capstone involves two components: a written critical reflection and a public oral defense. The written reflection may be completed as an independent preface or conclusion, or may be incorporated into the student’s project or paper. The oral defense is typically completed through a student symposium presentation at the RWU Student Academic Showcase (SASH). Both components of the Honors Capstone are evaluated by designated faculty including the student’s primary capstone advisor and members of the Honors Advisory Council, as evidence of the student’s satisfactory completion of the Honors Program requirements. Academic standards and policies for the Honors Program To remain in good standing with the program, an Honors Program student: • maintains a cumulative 3.3 GPA throughout their matriculation at the university • completes all or any combination of Honors Core Curriculum • satisfies the Honors Service-Learning Experience prior to the senior year • fulfills the Honors Senior Capstone Requirement • demonstrates engagement in Honors coursework and co-curricular activities • models university standards for academic integrity and student conduct The Honors Program director reviews students’ academic progress and compliance with these academic standards each semester. Students failing to meet expectations are notified by letter, and placed on a one-semester of Honors academic probation. Students assigned to the Honors probationary status are required to meet with the Honors director to discuss the circumstances of his/

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her probation and the corresponding remediation plan. If the remediation plan requires more than one semester to return the student to good standing, students must apply for an extended probation via an academic appeal to the Honors Advisory Council to avoid termination from the program. Academic appeals and substitutions Students may appeal for exemptions or substitutions of Honors Program academic standards and requirements through the Honors Advisory Council. Copies of the appeal applications are available in the Honors Program office. Interdisciplinary Minors East Asian Studies Gender and Sexuality Studies Latin American and Latino Studies Public Health Sustainability Studies

The East Asian Studies Minor This minor directly supports RWU’s mission to “bridge the world” by fostering a student body comprised of global citizens who will explore the languages, cultures, histories, and socioeconomic conditions of China, Japan and Korea. With over five thousand years of civilization, more than a billion people, and globally significant economies, East Asia plays an essential role in the modern world. Balancing liberal arts and professional approach, the minor will introduce students to the region’s complex traditions, rich cultural resources, and historical contributions, while fostering intercultural relationships between the United States and East Asia. Foundation requirement: ASIA 100 Foundations of Asian Studies *Study Abroad courses may be approved for substitution of this requirement with the approval of the Asian Studies Minor Advisor. Language requirements Two semesters of an East Asian Language (Chinese [Mandarin], Japanese, or Korean). Elective Requirements

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**Students must meet all prerequisites for all of the courses listed below unless waived by the instructor. Social Sciences/Professional (select one) ANTH 356 World Cultures** ECON 330 Economics of Developing Countries** ECON 350 International Trade** HIST 281 Survey of East Asian History** HIST 317 Studies in Asian National History** HIST 381 Critical Periods and Topics in Asian History** POLSC 340 International Political Economy** POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China** SOC 330 Globalization and Identity** Humanities/Arts (select one) COMM 380 Visual Media in Cultural Context** ENG 320 Studies in Global Literatures (with special topics focus in Asia)** ENG 360 Studies in Ethnic American Literatures (with special topics focus in Asia)** MUSIC 312 Music of China and Japan

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Eastern Philosophy* Asian Drama and Dance** Colloquium in Asian Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies The Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor The Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor provides students with the opportunity to explore gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective. As an interdisciplinary field of study, Gender and Sexuality Studies bridges the methodological traditions of feminist studies, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, and transgender studies. The aim of the minor is to interrogate the social, cultural, and natural frameworks through which societies create, resist, and revise normative standards for the self, the body, and social relations in culturally and historically specific ways. Key topics of inquiry include: the complex interaction between gender and sexuality as they intersect with other identity constructions such as race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or religion; the ways that gender and sexuality influence and are influenced by economics, medicine, and the law; gender and sexuality as focal points for major political contestation and struggle; and representations of gender and sexuality in creative and imaginative work in art, cinema, literature, and mass media. The minor links a common introductory course with multi-disciplinary course offerings from throughout the curriculum so that students will develop critical responses to social justice and civil discourse that are essential to careers in a diverse global community. Requirements for the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies GSS 100 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies GSS 420 Gender and Sexuality Studies Seminar and Four additional elective course, no more than 2 of which may come from any one department AMST 370 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in America* CJS 402 Women and the Criminal Justice System* ENG 220 Literary Analysis* POLSC 307 Gender in American Politics* PSYCH 215 Human Sexuality* PSYCH 220 Psychology of Women* PSYCH 230 Psychology of Men* SOC 316 Sociology of Gender* *These courses have pre-requisite requirements that do not fulfill requirements for completion of the Gender & Sexuality Studies minor. Some prerequisites may be waived with instructor permission. ENG 100 is waived for GSS minors enrolled in ENG 220; POLSC 100 is waived for GSS minors enrolled in POLSC 307.

Latin American and Latino Studies Latin American and Latino Studies Minor This interdisciplinary minor provides students with a broad and systematic exploration of the peoples, languages, cultures, and sociopolitical dynamics of Latin America as an important world region, with added emphasis on the important increasing ties that link the region to North America and beyond. With nearly 600 million people and emerging powers such as Brazil

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*Note: Students must meet all the prerequisites for the courses listed below unless waived by the instructor. AAH 330 Topics in Art & Architectural History ARCH 573 Modernism in Non-Western World: A Comparative Perspective ARCH 413 Architecture Studio: Mexico City ANTH 351 Cultures of Latin America ENG 320 Studies in Global Literatures ENG 360 Ethnic American Literature: Latino American HIST 283 Survey of Latin American History HIST 318 Studies in Latin American National History HIST 383 Critical Periods & Topics in Latin American History LALS 299 Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies LALS 430 Advanced Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies MUSIC 311 Music of Latin America & the Caribbean POLSC 308 Race and Ethnicity in American Politics POLSC 328 Politics of Latin America POLSC 330 Revolution and Social Change POLSC 428 Mexican Politics PSYCH 295 Introduction to Cross Cultural Psychology PSYCH 395 Themes in Cultural Psychology SOC 260 Sociological Perspectives on Race SOC 320 Comparative Immigration SPN 339 Spanish Literary Tradition II Capstone Requirement: LALS 460 Capstone Experience in LALS

Public Health The Public Health Major Public Health is a vast interdisciplinary field of study that incorporates all the perspectives, roles, policies, and institutions required to keep our populations safe from illness and injury. Unlike the medical field, which focuses on the health of individuals, public health focuses on the health of communities and populations at local, national, and global levels. The study of public health covers a broad range of topics from the safety of food, water, and highways to examining how individual behaviors and the social environment contribute

to the prevention of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Knowledge of public health is an asset to all undergraduate students who, as world citizens, must cooperate in the effort to manage multiple, simultaneous threats to public health including: infectious diseases such as flu and SARS; chronic disease risk factors such as obesity and smoking; the unequal distribution disease and risk factors in the population; and shifts in environmental risk factors resulting from climate change. All of these issues entail complex ethical questions about individual freedom, social responsibility, and human rights. The Public Health Program offers two degrees in public health: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Each degree prepares graduates for exciting careers in the diverse domains of the field. All Public Health majors should have strong skills in science, mathematics, ethics, social analysis, and cultural awareness along with excellence in written and oral communication. Students pursuing a major in Public Health complete a semester-long field experience that integrates their skills in connection with a contemporary public health issue. The major pairs well with a second major in the Arts and Sciences and a variety of minors in interdisciplinary and professional fields. The Public Health Bachelor of Science degree is a 56-credit interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in careers in the biomedical and epidemiological applications of public health, or those preparing for graduate study in research, medicine, or the health professions. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health provides instruction that addresses and builds knowledge in the following domains of public health: the foundations of scientific knowledge, including the biological and life sciences and the concepts of health and disease; application of biological principles in public health interventions to promote and protect health; and the fundamental concepts, methods and tools of public health data collection, use and analysis. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for careers in biomedical laboratory research, health education, occupational health and safety, laboratory research, public health preparedness and for graduate work in public health, research, medicine or the health professions. The Public Health Bachelor of Arts degree is a 49-credit interdisciplinary program that explores the social, behavioral, cultural, economic, and administrative dimensions of health and health policy. All Public Health BA students build a strong foundation in the principal competencies of public health and choose a specialization in Health Policy and Administration or Community and Health Equity for their elective and field experience coursework. Both tracks examine how the social environment, broadly defined, affects population health outcomes but each track emphasizes a different dimension of the health-society relationship. The Health Policy and Administration Track — The Health Policy and Administration track prepares students for careers related to health advocacy, policy analysis, health legislation, and public administration. Students who pursue a specialization in this track should complete a range of electives that reflect the breadth of knowledge and skills relevant to the fields of health policy and

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and Mexico, Latin America is a vitally important world region. To foster appreciation of Latin America’s historical diversity and growing influence, the LALS minor blends traditional classroom study with experiential and community-based learning, including study abroad opportunities. With the broad foundational study in the region’s cultures, arts, and politics, students in the LALS minor will learn how to critically evaluate and participate in the evolving relationships between the United States and Latin America. Foundational Requirement: LALS 100 Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate a proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese with successful completion of one 300-level Spanish (SPN) or Portuguese (POR) course, or placement by examination. Select Three (3) Electives from the following courses

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health administration. Competency areas include: public policy, health policy, and law; social dynamics and organization; market economics; and administration and management. Community and Health Equity Track — The Community and Health Equity track prepares students for careers related to community health education and community outreach as well as community assessment, health communication, and project management. Students who pursue a specialization in this track should choose a variety of electives that reflect the breadth of knowledge and skills required in public health practice and research at the community level. Competency areas include: human behavior and development; communication; social and cultural diversity; social justice and inequalities; social and behavioral determinants of health. Requirements for the BS in Public Health Foundational Requirement: ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 104 Biology II and Lab CHEM 191 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab MATH 136 Precalculus MATH/ BIO 250 Intro to Biostatistics Public Health Sequence: PH 201 Public Health Essentials PH 265 Foundations of Epidemiology PH 270/ ANTH 270 Global Health PH 375/ POLSC 375 Health Policy PH 350 Applied Practicum in Public Health PH 450 Public Health Senior Capstone and Select one of the following courses: BIO 231 Bioethics PHIL 200 Ethics S&SH 413 Moral & Ethical Issues in Healthcare BS Electives: Public Health BS majors must complete 4 courses: 2 courses, including 1 lab course, from Group A – Infectious Disease; 2 courses from Group B – Basic Science. PH/BS majors may not choose a biology or marine biology core concentration. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Group A – Infectious Disease (choose two electives; one must be a lab course) *Indicates course with pre-requisites outside the Public Health Major BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO 363* Immunology BIO 370* Virology and Lab Group B – Basic Science (choose two electives) *Indicates course with pre-requisites outside the Public Health Major BIO 200 Genetics and Lab BIO 215 Human Anatomy &Physiology I and Lab BIO 330* Neurobiology BIO 331* Bioinformatics

BIO 392 Animal Nutrition S&HS 110 Health and Nutrition PH 430 Special Topics in Public Health Science Requirements for the BA in Public Health Foundational Requirement: ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology BIO 103 Biology I and Lab MATH 124 Basic Statistics OR MATH 136 Precalculus (prerequisite for MATH/BIO 250) PSYCH 240 Quantitative Analysis OR MATH/BIO 250 Intro to Biostatistics* Public Health Sequence: PH 201 Public Health Essentials PH 265 Foundations of Epidemiology PH 270/ ANTH 270 Global Health PH 375/ POLSC 375 Health Policy PH 350 Applied Practicum in Public Health PH 450 Public Health Senior Capstone and Select one of the following courses: BIO 231 Bioethics PHIL 200 Ethics S&SH 413 Moral & Ethical Issues in Healthcare BA Electives: Public Health BA majors must complete 4 courses from ONE of the tracks listed below. Course selection must include a mix of perspectives, with no more than 2 courses from one department (or prefix). At least 2 courses must be at 300-level or above. BA Track 1 – Health Policy and Administration (choose four courses) *Indicates course with pre-requisites outside the Public Health Major - Indicates a variable content course that students may take twice to count for the Public Health Major. AMST 371*^ Topics in Ethnicity, Class, and Region in America COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 330* Economics of Developing Countries MGMT 200 Management Principles MGMT 302* Organizational Behavior MGMT 352/ PA 352* Non-profit Management PA 201/ POLSC 260 Public Administration PA 340/ POLSC 380* Public Policy PA 360/ COMM 360 Communication in Organization PA 370* Comparative Public Administration PA 411/ S&HS 411 Grant Writing PH 431 Special Topics in Public Health PSYCH 205 Psychology and Work: Industrial/ Organization Psychology PSYCH 214 Group Dynamics

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Foundations of Social and Health Services Social and Health Services Policy Health Care Administration I Health Care Administration II Population and Society Sociology of Disasters Social Perspectives on Social Problems Writing for Business Organizations

BA Track 2 – Community and Health Equity *Indicates course with pre-requisites outside the Public Health Major ^ Indicates a variable content course that students may take twice to count for the Public Health Major. AMST 370*^ Topics in Race, Gender, Sexuality in America AMST 371*^ Topics in Ethnicity, Class, and Region in America ANTH 310 Applied Anthropology ANTH 370 Medical Anthropology COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies COMM 240* Electronic Communication COMM 250* Intercultural Communication CJS 305* Drugs, Society, and Behavior CJS 307* Violence and the Family CJS 408* Social Justice MRKT 200 Marketing Principles PH 431 Special Topics in Public Health PSYCH 201 Psychology of Learning PSYCH 211 Child Development PSYCH 255 Social Psychology PSYCH 295 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology PSYCH 310 Applied Social Psychology PSYCH 326 Health Psychology PSYCH 360 Multicultural Psychology PSYCH 426* Seminar in Developmental Psychopathology S&HS 110 Health and Nutrition S&HS 258 Social and Health Services and Family Systems SOC 201* Social Stratification SOC 316* Sociology of Gender WTNG 320 Writing for Business Organizations WTNG 400 Writing for Social Change The Public Health Minor The Minor in Public Health engages students in an interdisciplinary exploration of Public Health and the field’s overarching goal to protect and improve the health of individuals and communities. Foundation courses in Biostatistics and Biological and Social sciences provide students with an opportunity to examine Public Health sub-fields. Public Health-specific courses facilitate student understanding of public health assessment, policy development and health promotion education, including associated activities such as health status monitoring, health problem and environmental hazard identification, citizen education, community mobilization and evaluation of program effectiveness. Students pursuing the Minor in Public Health complete a relevant field-based experience and contextualize the experience with primary literature, gaining unique perspectives on Public Health as a career. Requirements for the Minor in Public Health BIO 103 Biology I and Lab Select one of the following courses: BIO 250/ MATH 250 Introduction to Biostatistics#

PSYCH 240 and ANTH 100 PH 201 PH 270/ ANTH 250 PH 350

Quantitative Analysis# Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Public Health Essentials* Global Health* Applied Practicum in Public Health*

#The course has pre-requisite requirements that do not fulfill requirements for the completion of the Minor in Public Health. Some pre-requisites may be waived with the instructors’ permission or by placement exam. *These courses have pre-requisites that fulfill requirements for the Minor in Public Health

Sustainability Studies The Sustainability Studies Minor The minor in Sustainability Studies will facilitate deeper student exploration of complex interrelationships among contemporary environmental, social and economic problems and their possible solutions. In addition, courses will help student’s articulate personal philosophies to guide more sustainable lifestyles (i.e. choices for resource use and other behaviors). After completing a minor in Sustainability Studies, students will be expected to have the requisite interdisciplinary knowledge to think clearly and critically about the complexity of interrelated environmental, social, and economic problems. In addition, the working vocabulary associated with this knowledge base will enable them to communicate across disciplines and more effectively work as part of teams engaged in seeking solutions to problems of sustainability within the business sector, government and non-governmental agencies, the public policy realm, and environmental organizations, among other institutions. In short, the acquisition of a broader, synthetic understanding of complex contemporary sustainability-related issues will allow RWU graduates completing the minor to contribute more effectively in their future careers and as public citizens to creating a more sustainable future for humanity and other species on Earth. Requirements for the Minor in Sustainability Studies SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability Studies SUST 301 Analysis and Decision Making for Sustainability SUST 401 Working Toward Sustainability and Three of the following courses, one of which must be at the 200 level or above: ANTH 222 Environmental Anthropology ARCH ARCH ARCH ARCH AAH BIO BIO BIO BIO BIO BIO

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Introduction to Architecture Site and Environment Introduction to Landscape Architecture Sustainable Paradigms Nature and Art Biology II and Lab Bioethics: Life, Health and Environment# Concepts of Ecology# Conservation Biology# Marine Ecology and Lab* Aquaculture

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BIO 360 BIO/ NATSC 375 CHEM 201 CHEM 202 CHEM 434 CNST 540 ECON 320 ENG 110 ENGR 320 ENGR 340 ENGR 405 ENGR 407 ENGR 412 ENGR 415 HIST 354 HP 150 NATSC 103 NATSC 203 NATSC 204 NATSC 301 NATSC 310 NATSC 333 NATSC PLS POLSC SUST

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Limnology and Lab* Soil Ecology and Lab# Environmental Chemistry I and Lab* Environmental Chemistry II and Lab* Advanced Environmental Chemistry* Sustainable Construction* Resource and Environmental Economics* Serpents, Swords, and Symbols Environmental Engineering* Renewable Energy Systems Air pollution and control* Solid and Hazardous Waste Management* Water Resources Engineering and Lab* Waste Water Treatment* United States Environmental History* Introduction to Historic Preservation Earth Systems Science and Lab Humans, Environmental Change and Sustainability Principles of Oceanography# Marine Resource Management# Biogeochemical Cycling* Environmental Monitoring and Analysis and Lab* Environmental Toxicology and Lab* Environmental Law Environmental Politics and Policy# Special Topics in Sustainability Studies#

*These courses have pre-requisite requirements that do not fulfill requirements for completion of the Sustainability Studies minor. Some pre-requisites may be waived with instructor’s permission. #These courses have pre-requisite requirements that fulfill requirements for the Sustainability Studies minor.

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The Minor and Core Concentration in Urban Studies offers students from both the Liberal Arts and the Professional Schools a multi-disciplinary perspective on one of humankind’s most important achievements. Urban Studies seeks to illuminate the enormous potential and persistent problems of urban life. Ours is an urban century. Urban populations are now in the majority for the first time in human history and the rapid urbanization of India and China will likely accelerate this trend. An understanding of “Globalization” also relies on an understanding of the role of “Global Cities” and their relation to the legacy of great cities throughout history. Urban Studies complements many existing majors and can also lead to graduate study in a range of related fields. The Urban Studies Minor URBN 100 Introduction to Urban Studies URBN 400 Urban Studies Colloquium and Four courses from the following list that meet the following requirements: 1) none of the courses may be from the departmental designation (prefix) of the student’s major; and 2) at least one course must be at the 300-level or above that

does not count toward the student’s major or any other minor. This is intended to encourage students to take electives in multiple areas that balance their major course of study. AMST 100 Approaches to the Study of American Society & Culture ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology BIO 104 Biology II SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology POLSC 100 American Government and Politics AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II HIST 152 United States History II SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability Studies AMST 201 American Studies Research Methods* ANTH 222 Environmental Anthropology* ANTH 230 Political Anthropology* NATSC 203 Humans, Environmental Change and Sustainability* PA 220 Elements and Issues in Community Development POLSC 260/ PA 201 Public Administration* PH 201 Public Health Essentials* SOC 201 Social Stratification* SOC 220 Sociological Perspectives on Race* URBN 299 Special Topics in Urban Studies * courses w/ pre-requisites or that require consent and at least one of the following: AMST 370 Topics in Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality in America* AMST 371 Topics in Ethnicity Class and Region in America* ANTH 310 Applied Anthropology* ANTH 380 Culture, Change and Development* ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture BIO 376 Urban Ecosystems CIS 350 Geographic Analysis of Data: An Introduction to GIS ENG 360 Studies in Ethnic American Literature* HIST 390 Great Cities in History HP 302/502 Principles of Preservation Planning HP 342 Industrial America HP 384/582L Preservation Planning Lab PA 306 City Management* PA 351 Sustainable Economic and Community Development POLSC 362 Urban Politics SOC 330 Globalization and Identity* SOC 348 Urban Sociology WTNG 305 Writing the City CJS 428 Crime Prevention URBN 430 Advanced Special Topics in Urban Studies ARCH 572 Urban Design Theory** ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture & Urbanism** ARCH 593 Sustainable Paradigms** ARCH 594 Urban Ecology** ARCH 577 American Skyscraper** *Courses w/ at least one prerequisite other than URBN 100 **Courses at the 500 level require senior standing.

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Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences At the heart of each strong, established university is its College of Arts and Sciences. At Roger Williams, the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (FCAS), like its counterparts on other campuses across the world, houses and ensures the vitality of that tradition. Here as elsewhere, today as in the times when human imagination first entertained the enterprise of higher education, the College is the unifying center of the University and of undergraduate studies. Here students and faculty come together from all parts of the University and of the world. Here we pursue knowledge. We master skills. We become informed. We discover how the traditional arts and sciences impact contemporary interdisciplinary and professional studies. We achieve-in the fullest sense of the term-a well-rounded education. The following pages describe the College’s wealth of knowledge and diversity of programs in the humanities, in the natural and social sciences, and in the fine and performing arts. Here all paths-toward graduation, toward rewarding work and toward enriched lives-converge. As each student pursues his or her own path through professional studies majors or through arts and sciences, all students meet in the College to explore the traditional disciplines, to accomplish the University Core Curriculum, and, in growing numbers, to earn dual majors. The College’s programs and its faculty are dedicated not only to preserving and transmitting the tradition, but to developing habits of mind that appreciate and can deal well with the increasing complexities of contemporary, global life and work. Teaching and learning in the College are characterized by exploration, diversity, inquiry, interaction, tolerance, confidence, competence, community and service. Education is relevant and interpersonal. It is the means by which students prepare for the challenging roles they will play and for the civic responsibilities they will fulfill in this rapidly changing world. As students complete their studies in the College, they carry forward a sense of the joy involved in the process of discovery and an understanding of why that fundamental process must be an integral component of their daily lives.

Overview In the finest liberal arts tradition, Roger Williams undergraduates pursue liberal studies course work in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences as they major or minor in the humanities, fine arts, social or natural sciences. All University undergraduates enter the halls of the College as they pursue Core Curriculum requirements and as they take electives to explore subjects outside their respective majors. With the largest number of students, faculty and courses of study, the College is the heart of the University. Throughout the College, professors and students work together in an academic community that values the hallmarks of a strong, competitive liberal arts education: intellectual inquiry, the lively exchange of ideas, scholarship and commitment to the mission of teaching and learning. Dedicated not only to the study of established disciplines, the College also fosters cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary

studies. Graduates prove that the traditional liberal arts curriculum combined with cutting-edge inquiry into newly emerging fields provide the essential education for the 21st century. Knowledge and skills acquired through studies in the arts and sciences apply more than ever to the demands and challenges of our increasingly diverse and ever-changing international workplace. To learn how to learn: that is the key to our students’ futures and the defining purpose of the College. Small classes, none taught by teaching assistants, a commitment to studentcentered learning, achievement and quality distinguish the College, its faculty, students and programs.

Programs of Study Academic programs emphasize analytical thinking, problemsolving and research, all of which prepare FCAS graduates to compete effectively in a world that increasingly requires flexible habits of mind, teamwork, the ability to reason well and a broad base of knowledge. Students enrolled in the College also develop competence in effective communication; they learn to read, write and speak with clarity and precision. They learn to think critically about the works, ideas and events that have shaped knowledge. They learn to explore how these relate not only to the past, but also to the present and future. They engage in the creative process and learn how the arts are produced and why they are integral to humanity. As they study and learn in multiple areas of the arts and sciences, FCAS students develop intelligence, talent, competence and confidence. Choosing from over 22 majors and minors, FCAS students are able to combine and tailor their academic programs to meet their goals and interests. They can exercise the option to complete two majors by applying work in the Core Concentration toward a second major. In addition to traditional majors, students in good standing may undertake individualized majors and directed independent studies. Cross-disciplinary programs further promote the flow of knowledge and skill across traditional academic fields of study, and students develop competence in multiple areas. FCAS students may also expand their portfolios by enrolling in courses in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, the School of Engineering Computing and Construction Management or the School of Justice Studies. Pre-professional and interdisciplinary courses of study offer additional options. Students interested in preparing for law school enroll in a joint program that includes course work in the College and in the School of Justice Studies. FCAS majors who plan to enter the medical or veterinary fields can pursue studies that prepare them for graduate studies in those areas. Those who elect careers in secondary education follow a program of study that ensures a rich background in the arts and sciences, coupled with course work in educational history, philosophy, and the teaching-learning process. As a result of this rich range of choices, graduates of the College possess both multi-disciplinary perspectives and multiple skills-competitive advantages always, but never more so than today. Well-rounded, knowledgeable and skilled, FCAS graduates are well prepared and highly competitive as they enter either

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the workforce or graduate school. All majors offered through the College of Arts and Sciences lead to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Facilities The academic departments of the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences are housed in several campus buildings, conveniently grouped according to their shared needs for laboratories, studios, stages, lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer and audio-visual equipped classrooms and other facilities. Administrative offices are located in CAS; faculty offices are also located there and in other buildings on the campus. The College’s Marine and Natural Sciences Building (MNS), houses the science and mathematics programs. This two-level bayside complex contains state-of-the-art laboratories, including an open seawater lab that was expanded in 2009. The Performing Arts Center (PAC), affectionately called The Barn, is a lively venue of cultural activity on campus. The Performing Arts Annex (formerly the North Campus Classroom Building) is another hub of creative activity for the Theatre, Dance and Music programs for rehearsals and classes. It includes two rehearsal/dance studio spaces, a chorus room, music practice rooms, a classroom and faculty offices. The Center contains professionally lighted stage and performance areas as well as costume, makeup and scenery rooms. More than 30 events are staged here each year. Global Heritage Hall – the newest academic facility on campus, opened in fall 2009 – is home to the humanities including the departments of communication and graphic design, English and creative writing, foreign languages, philosophy and culture, history, and writing studies, rhetoric and composition. This four-story technology-rich academic center features heritage-themed classrooms, an interactive world languages center, four Mac labs and a fully equipped broadcast production studio for hands-on learning experiences. Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs in Arts & Sciences can be found at http://www.rwu.edu/academics/schools/fcas/outcomes/

Degrees Offered The Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences offers the following graduate degrees.

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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology 4+1 The College offers the Bachelor of Arts in: American Studies Graphic Design Communication Anthropology + Sociology History Biology International Relations Chemistry Journalism Communication & Marine Biology Media Studies Music Dance Performing Arts English Literature Philosophy Environmental Science Political Science Foreign Language Psychology (Classics/Modern & Latin Public Relations American Language Studies) Theatre

The College offers the Bachelor of Science in: Applied Mathematics Marine Biology Biochemistry Mathematics Biology Public Administration Chemistry (Continuing Studies only) Environmental Science The College offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The College offers Dual Degrees in: Biochemistry B.S. and Pharm D Biology B.A. and Pharm D. Biology B.S. and Pharm D. Chemistry B.A. and Pharm D. Chemistry B.S. and Pharm D. For part-time adult students, the College offers the Bachelor of General Studies through the School of Continuing Studies. Minors are offered in: American Studies Global Communication Anthropology + Sociology Graphic Design Aquaculture and Aquarium Communication Science History Biology Marine Biology Chemistry Mathematics Chinese Music Computational Mathematics Performing Arts Creative Writing Philosophy Dance Physics English Literature Political Science Environmental Science Professional & Public Writing Film Studies Psychology Foreign Language Theatre (Modern Language) Certificate Program offered in: Biotechnology

Feinstein College of Arts and Science Faculty Robert M. Eisinger, Ph.D., Dean, Professor of Political Science Roberta E. Adams, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of English Jason Jacobs, Ph.D., Associate Dean of General Education, Associate Professor of Foreign Language

Professors: Peter Alfieri – Foreign Language Garrett Berman – Psychology Robert Blackburn – Philosophy Dorisa S. Boggs – Theatre Bruce Burdick – Mathematics Sean Colin – Environmental Science Edward Delaney – Creative Writing Sharon DeLucca – Graphic Design Communication Frank Eyetsemitan, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology Steven Esons – Public Administration Earl Gladue – Mathematics Anthony Hollingsworth – Classics and Modern Languages Ruth A. Koelle – Mathematics Marilynn Mair – Music Marcia Marston – Biology Jeffrey B. Martin – Theatre Jeffrey Meriwether – History Nancy Nester – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition

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Becky Spritz – Psychology Jennifer Stevens – American Studies Robin Stone – Theatre David Taylor – Biology Laura Butkovsky Turner – Psychology Kerri Warren – Biology Brian Wysor – Biology Min Zhou – Foreign Language Assistant Professors: Kelly Brooks – Psychology Jeremy Campbell – Anthropology Charlotte Carrington – History Laura D’Amore – American Studies Sargon Donabed – History Annika Hagley – Political Science Robert Jacobson – Mathematics Hume Johnson – Communication Tadeusz Kugler – Political Science Rebecca Karni – English Literature Cathy Nicoli – Dance/Performance Hubert Noussi-Kamdem – Mathematics Erica Oduaran – Chemistry Jennifer Pearce – Physics Paola Prado – Communication Autumn Quezada-Grant – History Dahliani Reynolds – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Andrew Rhyne – Marine Biology Lauren Rossi – Chemistry Michael Scully – Communication Roxanna Smolowitz – Biology Erin Tooley – Psychology Adria Updike – Physics

Special Events The Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lectureship and Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Endowed Library Fund, were established by Roger Williams University alumnus Robert Blais ‘70, to honor Professor John Howard Birss, Jr., mentor and lifelong friend of Mr. Blais. Professor Birss studied in the New York public school system and completed his academic work at New York University, Harvard University, and Columbia University. An English instructor at Rutgers University and later a professor of English and American Literature, Birss was a noted Herman Melville scholar and one of the founders of the Melville Society. He was also a bibliographer and collector of letters as well as inscribed and rare first edition books. His extensive collection included a wide variety of material on Melville, Hart Crane, Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. The library funds are allocated for the purchase of reference and research books for the library and expand holdings in the Humanities area. The Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lectureship is an annual event that features an important work of literature. Past works honored have included Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

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Stephen K. O’Shea – Chemistry Judith Platania – Psychology Harold Pomeroy – Biology Anjali Ram – Communication Deborah A. Robinson – English Literature Teal Rothschild – Sociology Mark Sawoski – Political Science Timothy Scott – Biology Jessica Skolnikoff – Anthropology Thomas Sorger – Biology June Speakman – Political Science Michael R.H. Swanson – History and American Studies Louis Swiczewicz – Industrial Technology James Tackach – English Literature Peter Thompson – Foreign Languages Cliff J. Timpson – Chemistry Mel A. Topf – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Charles Trimbach – Psychology Yajni Warnapala – Mathematics Paul Webb – Biology Donald Whitworth – Psychology Michael B. Wright – Philosophy Peter Wright – Theatre Matt Zaitchik – Psychology Associate Professors: Paul Bender – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Adam Braver – Creative Writing Nancy Breen – Chemistry Loren Byrne – Biology Bonita G. Cade – Psychology Jennifer Campbell – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Margaret Case – English Literature Jacquline Cottle – Psychology Frank DiCataldo – Psychology Avelina Espinosa – Biology Kamille Gentles-Peart – Communication Ernest Greco – Political Science France Hunter – Dance/Performance Jason Jacobs – Foreign Languages Dale Leavitt – Biology Dong-Hoon Lee – ESL Alejandro Leguízamo – Psychology MaryBeth MacPhee – Anthropology John Madritch – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Kate Mele – Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition David Moskowitz – Political Science Deborah Mulligan – History Clifford B. Murphy – Chemistry Roxanne O’Connell – Communication Koray Ozer – Mathematics Jason Patch – Sociology Joseph W. Roberts – Political Science Scott Rutherford – Environmental Science Amiee Shelton – Communication Gary Shore – Dance/Performance Valerie Sloan – Graphic Design Renee Soto – Creative Writing

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The American Studies Major

The Anthropology + Sociology Major

The American Studies major involves the interdisciplinary study of American culture and leads to a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. Students focus on the regional and subcultural diversity of the United States, while at the same time exploring the shared history and values of the nation. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Students should formulate a specific program of study in consultation with the American Studies faculty. Students must complete the following fourteen (14) courses (42 credits) and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Foundation Courses (15 Credits) AMST 100 Approaches to the Study of American Society and Culture AMST 201 Research Methods AMST 301 Junior Community Colloquium AMST 420 Senior Seminar I AMST 421 Senior Seminar II 5 courses selected from the following topical areas *Note-These are variable content courses and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. AMST 370 Topics in Race, Gender and Sexuality in America AMST 371 Topics in Ethnicity, Class and Region in America AMST 372 Topics in American Material and Popular Culture AMST 373 Topics in American Ideas and Institutions Four Interdisciplinary electives: At least two at the 200 level or above from offerings on United States life and culture from related disciplines such as Art and Architectural History, Architecture, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science.

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Approaches to the Study of American Society and Culture AMST 201 Research Methods AMST 420 American Studies Senior Seminar I and three courses selected from the following topical areas: *Note-These are variable content courses and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. AMST 370 Topics in Race, Gender and Sexuality in America AMST 371 Topics in Ethnicity, Class and Region in America AMST 372 Topics in American Material and Popular Culture AMST 373 Topics in American Ideas and Institutions

The Anthropology + Sociology Program seeks to provide an enriching learning experience for students interested in focusing their studies on socio-cultural components of human behavior. Anthropology and sociology share an interest in studying social and cultural behavior, community development, social organizations, diverse groups of people, cross-cultural comparisons, and the interactions of all these categories. The major seeks to acquaint students with the fundamentals of both anthropology and sociology, highlighting the similarities of the fields in their first two years of study. The ultimate goal is that the student gains a broad understanding of both fields, and a more specialized understanding of specific issues pertinent to either anthropology or sociology. Students who declare Anthropology + Sociology as a major must complete ANTH 260, SOC 260, SOC 300 and ANTH 454 with a grade of C- or higher in order to continue in the program. Students who major in anthropology and sociology have many options open to them in terms of careers and further education. An undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology can prepare a student for work in community outreach, social services, the non-profit sector, education, and the for-profit sectors of business. Students will also have the foundation to continue their education in a range of professions including but not limited to: anthropology, sociology, law, medicine, and public policy. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology + Sociology must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements including the mathematics requirement (MATH 124, Basic Statistics is recommended); the College speech requirement, COMM 210; the courses listed below; and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits.

Foundation Courses The seven courses listed below are required of all majors: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology SOC 260 The Sociological Imagination ANTH 260 The Anthropological Lens SOC 300 Social Theory ANTH 454 Research Methods ANTH 460 or SOC 460 Senior Seminar Elective Requirements Five additional Anthropology and Sociology courses, which must comprise courses from both disciplines (2 ANTH and 3 SOC or 2 SOC and 3 ANTH); at least three of these courses must be at the 300 level or above.

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ANTH 260 Anthropological Lens or SOC 260 Sociological Imagination and Any three additional Anthropology/Sociology courses which must be a combination of courses from both disciplines (1 ANTH and 2 SOC or 1 SOC and 2 ANTH); with at least two courses at the 300 level or above.

Biology and Marine Biology The Biology and Marine Biology Majors Biology and Marine Biology majors investigate the interconnected processes that shape the living world. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology is housed in the Marine and Natural Sciences building, offering modern teaching and research laboratories, a spacious wet-lab with running seawater, several greenhouses and state-of-theart instrumentation for cell and molecular biology. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and marine biology. Minors are also offered in biology, marine biology and aquaculture and aquarium science. The Department has a very active program for undergraduate research, and students are encouraged to join an ongoing project as early as their first year.

Biology Since the life sciences are increasingly interdisciplinary, biology majors can take a wide range of courses in the following general areas: cell and molecular biology; microbiology; physiology and developmental biology; zoology; botany; and ecology. Students prepare for graduate study and careers in these fields, as well as the health sciences, through lectures and labs, independent research and internships. Any student who wishes to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or other health science should contact his/her advisor immediately to ensure appropriate course planning. Research is an integral part of the biology curriculum, and biology majors are encouraged to participate in ongoing research in areas that include: evolutionary genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology, neurobiology and ecology. Dual Degree in Biology and Pharmacy – B.S./PharmD or B.A./PharmD. Biology majors completing the 3+4 Dual Degree Program receive either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from RWU in addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) Vermont campus. Students matriculate in the Biology program for three years at RWU and, if accepted, attend 4 years of Professional Pharmacy training at ACPHS leading to the Pharm.D. Participating students receive the Bachelor’s in Biology after the first year at ACPHS. Marine Biology Marine Biology majors explore the unique challenges faced by organisms living in the marine environment and the methods by which they meet these challenges. Additionally, students in the major learn to apply this knowledge to confront current issues in marine science such as fisheries and resource

management, aquaculture, and marine conservation. Students begin the program by obtaining a broad understanding of marine biology and oceanographic principles, and through subsequent lectures, laboratories, and field work, build on this knowledge for a more complete appreciation of the aquatic world. The department also fosters undergraduate research programs in such fields as biological oceanography, coastal and wetland studies, marine environmental physiology, and marine biotechnology and aquaculture in order to enhance the educational experience provided to undergraduates. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared to specialize at the graduate level in the oceanographic sciences or other environmental disciplines. Students may also elect to undertake a SEA Semester through the SEA Education Association (SEA) of Woods Hole, Massachusetts or a semester in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students who declare biology and marine biology must achieve a minimum average grade of C- for BIO 103 and BIO 104 in order to advance in these majors. This minimum average grade is a prerequisite for all biology and marine biology courses at the 200-level or above. In order to be considered a candidate for a B.A. or B.S. in biology or marine biology, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C) averaged over all required courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The Biology Major Biology majors can receive either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Biology majors must satisfy all University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. A Critical Writing course at the 200-level or above is a prerequisite to advanced courses and should be completed prior to the junior year. In addition, biology majors must successfully complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Biology majors may apply a maximum of two (2) courses from the major requirements towards a minor in Environmental Science, or a maximum of two (2) upper-level Biology electives towards the elective requirements for the major in Environmental Science. BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 104 Biology II and Lab BIO 200 Genetics and Lab CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I and Lab MATH 250 Biostatistics or MATH 315 Probability and Statistics Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology must also complete the following courses: One additional course from the following list: CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II and Lab CHEM 201 Environmental Chemistry I and Lab CHEM 202 Environmental Chemistry II and Lab CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab BIO 333 Biochemistry for the Life Sciences

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*Note that students who complete BIO 333 may use the course to satisfy the above requirement or they may count the course as a BIO elective, but the course may not count for both. and MATH 213 Calculus I Lab and either MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab or MATH 218 Applied Calculus for Life Sciences and PHYS 201, 202 Principles of Physics I and II and Labs and Five (5) upper-level (200 or above) courses in Biology, of which at least four (4) must be laboratory courses. BIO 450 (Research in the Life Sciences) and BIO 451 (Senior Thesis) may not be counted towards these upper-level courses. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Biology must also complete the following courses: MATH 136 Precalculus PHYS 109, 110 Physics I and II and Labs and Six (6) upper-level (200 or above) courses in Biology, of which four (4) must be laboratory courses. BIO 450 (Research in the Life Sciences) and BIO 451 (Senior Thesis) may not be counted towards these upper-level courses.

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The Dual Degree in Biology and Pharmacy – B.S./PharmD or B.S./PharmD. Biology majors interested in the Dual Degree program must satisfy all University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. All RWU courses listed below must be completed by the end of the junior year. Completion of at least 60 credits at RWU with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 is required; only grades of C or better count towards the 60 credits. In addition, biology majors must successfully complete the fourth year courses at ACPHS to total 120 credits for the Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Formal application to the program occurs in the fall of junior year and requires approval of the Departmental Pharmacy Advisor, completion of the PCAT exam including a writing assessment, and a successful interview at ACPHS. The ACPHS Doctor of Pharmacy Program is a full-time, professional four-year program. For more information about the Dual Degree in Biology and Pharmacy please contact the chair of the Biology Department. All Dual Degree (Biology/Pharm.D.) candidates must complete the following courses at RWU: BIO 103, 104 Biology I and II and Labs BIO 200 Genetics and Lab BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO/ CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab One Advanced Biology Course (200-level or above) with lab CHE 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry I and II and Labs One of the following Mathematics courses MATH 250 Introduction to Biostatistics MATH 315 Probability and Statistics Other requirements

PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology and Three (3) courses from Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Music, Languages, Political Science, Economics, English Literature. (These courses may be used to satisfy Core Concentration requirements.) Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science dual degree in Biology/Pharm.D. must also complete the following courses at RWU: MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab and either MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab or MATH 218 Applied Calculus for Life Sciences PHYS

201, 202 Physics I and II with Calculus and Labs

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Biology/Pharm.D. must also complete the following courses at RWU: MATH 136 Precalculus MATH 213 Calculus I and lab PHYS 109, 110 Physics I and II – Algebra based and Labs The Marine Biology Major Marine Biology majors can receive either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Marine Biology majors must satisfy all University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. A Critical Writing course at the 200-level or above is a prerequisite to advanced courses and should be completed prior to the junior year. In addition, Marine Biology majors must successfully complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Marine Biology majors may apply a maximum of two (2) courses from the major requirements towards a minor in Environmental Science, or a maximum of two (2) upper-level Marine Biology electives towards the elective requirements for the major in Environmental Science. BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 104 Biology II and Lab BIO 200 Genetics and Lab BIO 204 Introduction to Marine Biology NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I and Lab MATH 250 Biostatistics or MATH 315 Probability and Statistics Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology must also complete the following courses: One additional course from the following list: CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II and Lab CHEM 201 Environmental Chemistry I and Lab CHEM 202 Environmental Chemistry II and Lab CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab BIO 333 Biochemistry for the Life Sciences *Note that students who complete BIO 333 may use the course to satisfy the above requirement or they may count the course as a BIO elective, but the course may not count for both.

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Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Marine Biology must also complete the following courses: MATH 136 Precalculus PHYS 109, 110 Physics I and II and Labs Students completing the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Marine Biology must also complete a minimum of 21 (B.S.) or 28 (B.A.) additional credits from among the following courses. Students must take at least one course from either the Applied or the Molecular Category. Organismal and Ecology Category Students must take at least one course marked * and at least one course marked ** BIO 220 Marine Vertebrate Zoology and Lab* BIO 302 Ichthyology and Lab* BIO 335 Invertebrate Zoology and Lab* BIO 350 Marine Mammalogy* BIO 255 Survey of Marine Autotrophs** BIO 355 Marine Phycology and Lab** BIO 356 Biology of Plankton and Lab** BIO 305 Neotropical Marine Biology BIO 310 Tropical Ecology BIO 315 Animal Physiology and Lab BIO 320 Marine Ecology and Lab Students must take at least one course from either the Applied or the Molecular Category.

Interdisciplinary Core; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; and permission from the program faculty. Prerequisite for Core Concentration: Students who are not majoring in science or mathematics may use the SEA Semester to fulfill the Core Concentration requirement provided the following prerequisites are met before the SEA Semester: satisfactory completion of the writing, mathematics, and the five-course Interdisciplinary Core; a GPA of 2.5; and permission of the program faculty. Students in good academic standing who meet the prerequisites may apply to attend a SEA Semester through the Sea Education Association (SEA) of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This exciting and challenging off-campus program combines onshore classes, labs, and field work, in ocean sciences and maritime studies with an offshore sailing and research experience. Students attending a SEA Semester enroll in the following courses: BIO 411 Applied Oceanography 3 credits BIO 412 Nautical Science 3 credits BIO 414 Maritime Studies 3 credits BIO 416 Marine Technology 4 credits BIO 418 Practical Oceanographic Research 4 credits Marine biology majors who successfully complete a SEA semester receive eight (8) credits towards the Applied elective category.

Molecular Category: BIO 340 Biotechnology and Lab BIO 370 Virology and Lab NATSC 401 Environmental Toxicology and Lab

This program is academically affiliated; however, certain restrictions exist for the transfer of institutional aid. Please consult the Spiegel Center for details. Semester Program at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Prerequisite for majors: Satisfactory completion of the University Core Curriculum requirements and the five-course Interdisciplinary Core; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; and permission from the program faculty. This semester-long course of study examines the natural processes and human interventions found in the Gulf Stream, the Sargasso Sea, and the coral archipelago, Bermuda. Students are introduced to the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance patterns of tropical marine organisms, with emphasis on the ecology of near-shore areas. Basic principles of ecology are integrated with an understanding of the sea as a habitat for life. Major groups of dominant marine organisms of the region are examined in the field. Major near-shore marine habitats are examined, along with their associated biotic communities. Coral reef ecosystems are emphasized to illustrate basic concepts. Students conduct a major research project. Fall Students enroll in the following courses: BIO 361 Coral Reef Ecology 4 credits BIO 336 Tropical Marine Invertebrate Zoology 4 credits BIO 410 Research Diving Methods 3 credits BIO 410 Marine Biology Research 6 credits

Students may only count one short-term abroad course per category towards the Marine Biology major. The SEA Semester Option Prerequisite for majors: Satisfactory completion of the writing and mathematics requirements and the five-course

For marine biology majors participating in the Bermuda semester, BIO 361 replaces BIO 320 (Organismal and Ecology category) and BIO 336 replaces BIO 335 (Organismal and Ecology category). In addition, students receive 3 elective credits towards the Applied category.

Applied Category: AQS 260

Principles of Aquatic Animal Husbandry and Lab AQS 262 Aquarium System Design and Life Support and Lab AQS 314 Field Collection Methods (Bahamas) AQS 346 Principles of Hatchery Management and Lab BIO 312 Conservation Biology BIO 332 Fisheries Science BIO 345 Aquaculture BIO 392/393 Animal Nutrition/Animal Nutrition Lab NATSC 301 Marine Resource Management NATSC 333 Environmental Monitoring and Analysis and Lab

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Marine Biology Internship at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of the writing and mathematics requirements and the five course interdisciplinary CORE; a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above; recommendation from a RWU Faculty member; and acceptance by the program faculty at the New England Aquarium (NEAq). This semester-long course of study provides a rigorous introduction to the research and educational opportunities provided by a major public aquarium. The internship will consist of an active research component in a laboratory setting under the direction of an NEAq research scientist, an animal husbandry experience with responsibilities that may include feeding animals, cleaning tanks and equipment, and providing treatment for diseased animals, and the successful completion of a dedicated course of research under the direction of an RWU biology faculty member. Students enroll in the following courses: AQS 260 Principles of Animal Husbandry and Lab AQS 420 Research Internship at the New England Aquarium AQS 450 Research in Aquarium Science

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Requirements for the Minor in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science AQS 260 Principles of Aquatic Animal Husbandry and Lab AQS 262 Aquarium System Design and Life Support and Lab and Three (3) courses from the following list: AQS 306 Principles of Exhibit Development (offered at RWU and NEAq) AQS 314 Field Collection Methods (offered by NEAq in the Bahamas) AQS 346 Hatchery Management and Lab AQS 352 Public Aquarium Management AQS 450 Aquaculture/Aquarium Science Research BIO 302 Ichthyology and Lab BIO 345 Aquaculture *A maximum of two (2) courses may be applied towards both the Aquaculture & Aquarium Science minor and to the major in Marine Biology. Requirements for the Minor in Biology BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 104 Biology II and Lab Three Biology courses, of which one must be a lab at the 200level or above and one must be at the 300-level or above. Requirements for the *Minor in Marine Biology BIO 103 Biology I and Lab or BIO 104 Biology II and Lab and BIO 204 Introduction to Marine Biology NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography

And a minimum of 8 additional credits taken from the Applied or Organismal categories of marine biology courses *NOTE: Biology may not serve as a minor for a Marine Biology major and Marine Biology may not serve as a minor for a Biology major. Certificate in Biotechnology This program is designed to provide additional training and certification of the technical skills of majors in Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences and Chemistry. The emphasis on mastery of these skills will make students completing the certificate more competitive for graduate programs and careers in the biomedical research and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Requirements for a Certificate in Biotechnology Biology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology or Chemistry Majors will be eligible for a Certificate in Biotechnology by having a 3.0 GPA, filing an application, completing required courses, and completing an internship/research project. Internships can be conducted in research laboratories (academic institutions) biotechnology companies in New England and beyond. For successful completion of the Certificate in Biotechnology students will be expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA and take a comprehensive content and laboratory skills test. The certificate will be conferred only in conjunction with the awarding of a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University. Students pursuing the Certificate in Biotechnology must complete the following: BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 200 Genetics and Lab BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO 231 Bioethics BIO 340 Biotechnology and Lab BIO 420 Research Internship CHEM 191 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab CHEM 192 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab And two (2) of the following laboratory courses BIO 323 Developmental Biology and Lab BIO 325 Molecular Cell Biology and Lab BIO/ COMSC 331 Bioinformatics and Lab BIO 370 Virology and Lab BIO/ CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab

Chemistry The Chemistry Major Students may pursue the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts through the Department of Chemistry. The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS), emphasizes laboratory skills and independent research beyond that required of the Bachelor of Arts and is designed to prepare graduates for graduate school, medical school, and chemistry-related positions in business, government and industry. All degrees in Chemistry are designed to stimulate analytical reasoning and encourage a discriminating approach to problem-

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and 24 credit hours of Chemistry courses at the 300 or 400 level. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ACS certified curriculum): CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab CHEM 391 Chemical Thermodynamics and Lab CHEM 392 Quantum Chemistry and Lab CHEM 421 Advanced Chemistry Lab I CHEM 450 Research in the Chemical Sciences MATH 213, 214 Calculus I and II and Labs PHYS 201, 202 Physics I and II and Labs One or more courses selected from the following: CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 432 Advanced Organic Chemistry CHEM 433 Advanced Physical Chemistry

The Major in Chemistry with an Environmental Concentration This course of study expands the student’s knowledge of the environment and how best to live in it, particularly from a chemical point of view. Studies dealing with actual environmental problems in modern society provide students with the logical scientific framework and develop the intellectual power necessary for finding possible solutions and deciding upon the more desirable ones. Emphasis is on laboratory and field studies designed to develop the skills and techniques necessary for analyzing environmental problems. Students may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Science in chemistry with an environmental concentration prepares students for positions in industry and governmental agencies. Employment opportunities include: state health departments, municipal sewage treatment plants, environmental protection agencies, Army Corps of Engineers, industrial consulting firms, and chemical industries. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Chemistry majors who elect the environmental concentration must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Chemistry majors with the environmental concentration must successfully complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with an Environmental Concentration MATH 136 Precalculus or above BIO 103 Biology I and Lab BIO 104 Biology II and Lab or NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 201, 202 Environmental Chemistry I and II and Labs and Select 16 credit hours from Chemistry courses at the 300 or 400 level and/or NATSC 401 Environmental Toxicology and Lab Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Environmental Concentration (ACS certified curriculum) CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab CHEM 391 Chemical Thermodynamics and Lab CHEM 392 Quantum Chemistry and Lab CHEM 421 Advanced Chemistry Lab I CHEM 434 Advanced Environmental Chemistry CHEM 450 Research in the Chemical Sciences MATH 213, 214 Calculus I and II and Labs PHYS 201, 202 Principles of Physics I and II and Labs

The Biochemistry Major The biochemistry major offers students the opportunity to delve into the science that is at the interface of two distinct disciplines by learning about the chemistry of biology and the biological applications of chemistry. Students will be equipped for future work, research and study by being able to draw from experiences in both disciplines. They will be comfortable with the terminology in both disciplines and be able to use the latest techniques in the field. For those who wish to continue their studies in professional programs, they will be prepared and competitive for the career paths that they are choosing. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Biochemistry majors must complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to take Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioethics and 3 credits of Internship/Research in order to obtain the biotechnology certification along with the B.S. in Biochemistry. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry: CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab CHEM/ BIO 390 Biochemistry and Lab

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solving. All degrees provide a working knowledge in chemistry and the skills to pursue careers in chemistry and related fields. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Chemistry majors must complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry: MATH 136 Precalculus or above CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs

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391 435 423L 450 213, 214 201, 202 103 200 325 331

Chemical Thermodynamics and Lab Advanced Biochemistry Advanced Biochemistry Lab Research in Biochemical Sciences Calculus I and II and Labs Physics I and II and Labs Biology I and Lab Genetics and Lab Molecular Cell Biology and Lab Bioinformatics and Lab

Plus an additional 8 credits from the following courses, at least one must be a Chemistry course. BIO 315 Animal Physiology and Lab BIO 323 Developmental Biology and Lab BIO 330 Neurobiology BIO 340 Biotechnology BIO 370 Virology and Lab BIO 380 Parasitology and Lab BIO 392 Animal Nutrition CHEM 392 Quantum Chemistry and Lab CHEM 421 Advanced Chemistry Lab I CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 432 Advanced Organic Chemistry CHEM 433 Advanced Physical Chemistry CHEM 434 Advanced Environmental Chemistry *NOTE: Biology or Chemistry may not serve as a second major or minor for a Biochemistry major and Biochemistry may not serve as a second major or minor for a Biology or Chemistry major.

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Three-Plus-Four Chemistry-PharmD Dual Degree Program Roger Williams University has partnered with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS Vermont Campus) to provide a dual Chemistry-PharmD degree program. Outstanding students who qualify for this special program may be able to complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry (B.S. or B.A.) or Biochemistry (B.S.) and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years, as opposed to the traditional eight-year period of study. The program requires students to declare Chemistry or Biochemistry as their primary undergraduate major, and to take the prepharmacy courses at Roger Williams University, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. Chemistry or Biochemistry majors must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, the College speech requirement, and complete a total of at least 120 credits including transfer credits from ACPHS. Students successfully completing the dual degree program will be eligible to participate in the commencement exercises of each institution. Students are required to indicate their intent to pursue the Chemistry-PharmD dual degree program on their college application form. The student’s application must be evaluated by the office of admissions at ACPHS for acceptance into the program as well. Full-time students who matriculate into the program in their freshman year and who maintain superior academic records with outstanding academic averages must formally declare at the beginning of their junior year to the Chair of the

Chemistry and Physics Department their intent to apply to ACPHS. Students would complete the PCAT examination and the PharmCAS application to ACPHS by March 1 of their junior year. ACPHS Doctor of Pharmacy program is a full-time, four year program. Courses taken during the first year at ACPHS Vermont campus will transfer for credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry or an American Chemical Society approved Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Students who matriculate at ACPHS must meet the following conditions: • A student must have earned at least 90 credits in three years of study at Roger Williams University before beginning at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus). • A student must successfully complete the required Pre-pharmacy courses at Roger Williams University, as specified in this catalog. • All Core Curriculum requirements and pre-pharmacy course requirements must be met within those 90 credits. • The student’s cumulative grade-point average must be at least 3.0. No grade lower than a C (2.0) will count toward the 90 credits. • The student must meet or exceed Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus) PCAT entry requirements. • The student must successfully interview and complete a writing assessment as determined by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus). The following are the required pre-pharmacy courses at Roger Williams University: CHEM 191/L* Principles of Chemistry I and Lab CHEM 192/L* Principles of Chemistry II and Lab CHEM 301/L* Organic Chemistry I and Lab CHEM 302/L* Organic Chemistry II and Lab CHEM/BIO 390/L Biochemistry and Lab BIO 103/L* Biology I and Lab BIO 104/L Biology II and Lab BIO 230/L Microbiology and Lab Select one Biology course at the 200 Level or above* Select one of the following mathematics courses: MATH 124 Basic Statistics MATH 250 Introductions to Biostatistics MATH 315 Probability and Statistics and take *MATH 213/L Calculus I and Lab PHYS 109/L Physics I and Lab (Algebra based) PHYS 110/L* Physics II and Lab (Algebra based) or PHYS 201/L* Physics I with Calculus and Lab *PHYS 202/L* Physics II with Calculus and Lab and PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology COMM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking WTNG 102 Expository Writing WTNG 200 or 220 Critical Writing * MATH 213, PHYS 201, and PHYS 202 are required for the

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Completion of the first year of the Doctor of Pharmacy at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Vermont campus). Such candidates for the baccalaureate degree must file an application for degree with the University Registrar before registering for their fourth-year courses (first year ACPHS courses). In completing the first year of coursework at ACPHS, a student in the Chemistry-PharmD dual degree program must pass all courses noted by an asterisk with a grade of C or better. These courses are those completed during the first year at ACPHS are: Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits *Pharmaceutics I 3 *Pharmaceutics II 3 *Physiology/ *Physiology/ Pathophysiology I 4 Pathophysiology II 4 *Immunology 3 Self Care/OTC 3 Pharmacy Skills Lab I 1 Pharmacy Skills Lab II 1 IPS Workshop I 1 IPS Workshop II 1 Foundations of *Molecular Pharmacy 1 Biology 3 In the event that a student does not successfully matriculate to ACPHS after three years of study at Roger Williams University, the dual degree program has been structured such that the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry or the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry requirements may be completed at Roger Williams University within a fourth year of study.

The Chemistry Minors Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry I and II and Labs and two of the following: CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab CHEM 391 Chemical Thermodynamics and Lab CHEM 392 Quantum Chemistry and Lab Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Chemistry CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 201, 202 Environmental Chemistry I and II and Labs CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab

Majors in Communication Communication is at the heart of being human and encompasses everything from how we create and maintain relationships to how we generate and distribute messages and information in our communities, in a workplace and around the world. Communication is essential to our identity and our culture. Within the framework of a sound liberal arts education, the Department of Communication offers students three exciting majors that help prepare them for careers in a wide variety of fields and industries. All Communication majors should have good writing and verbal skills and should display a critical curiosity about the world. The Communication & Media Studies major recognizes that communication does not occur in a vacuum and is always situated in a cultural context. It is designed to help students develop an awareness of this cultural interplay, helping them become competent and sensitive global citizens who can adapt and navigate successfully in the ever-changing, crosscultural environment. The two majors prepare students for careers in the exciting and demanding fields of Journalism and Public Relations with focus on both solid communication theory and practical communication skills training. Knowledge of how emerging technologies are used by audiences and publics is key to Public Relations, Journalism and Digital Media practitioners in the 21st century.

Communication & Media Studies Major The Communication & Media Studies major recognizes that we live in a world where national boundaries are disappearing as international and domestic concerns and issues intersect, interact and overlap. To ensure that our students are prepared for living and working in this new global community, the Communication & Media Studies curriculum is committed to examining the mutually constitutive relationship between culture and communication and its impact in a globally diverse and multicultural environment. Coursework in Communication & Media Studies examines the production, transmission, and reception of messages to inform, persuade, entertain, develop relationships and build community in an ever-changing, cross-cultural context. Students undertaking a major in Communication & Media Studies: • Learn theories, models, and concepts that investigate the relationship between culture and communication. • Develop research skills relevant to the study of culture and communication. • Cultivate a concern for communication ethics, social justice, and civic responsibility. • Understand the dynamics related to communication technologies and new media and develop appropriate applied skills. • Enhance and foster writing skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

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210. In addition, majors must successfully complete 13 major courses, including an internship and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives towards a minor or second major. Required Courses: COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication COMM 240 Digital Communication: Technology, Modes & Methods COMM 250 Intercultural Communication COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric-Visual Culture COMM 305 Mass Communication Theory and Criticism COMM 310 Media Law and Ethics COMM 330 International Communication COMM 390 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication and one of the following required Internships: COMM 460 Internship COMM 461 Washington Internship and Experiential Learning Seminar and two (2) upper level courses in Communication & Media Studies from the following list: COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context COMM 385 Gender, Globalization, and the Media COMM 432 Special Topics in Global Communication COMM 462 Washington DC Global Communication Seminar COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village

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At its core, Journalism is—regardless of the medium—a writing major. The purpose of the Journalism major is to teach students the craft of news gathering and writing. The curriculum begins with an emphasis on the rigor and traditions of news reporting before introducing tools and training for electronic-based media production. As students move through the major, they will add to their writing skills an appreciation for digital journalism. With completion of the Journalism major, students should have excellent writing and verbal skills, an understanding of media history and ethics, a proficiency in digital journalism and a superior understanding of news in all its forms. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students who declare Journalism as a major must complete COMM 101, COMM 310, and JOUR 170 with a grade of C- or higher in order to continue in the program. Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, students must successfully complete 14 major courses, including a Portfolio and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Foundation Courses COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media COMM 240 Digital Communication: Technology, Modes & Methods

COMM 305 Mass Communication Theory and Criticism COMM 310 Media Law and Ethics and one of the following required Internships: COMM 460 Internship COMM 461 Washington Internship and Experiential Learning Seminar Required Courses JOUR 170 News I: Basic Journalism JOUR 270 Journalism and Society JOUR 355 Digital Journalism I JOUR 370 News II: Advanced Journalism and Lab JOUR 455 Digital Journalism II JOUR 470 Journalism Capstone + Portfolio and three (3) additional courses, at least one of which must be at the 300-level or above from the following offerings, some of which have prerequisites*: JOUR 280 Feature Writing JOUR 299 Special Topics in Journalism JOUR 315 Introduction to Photojournalism JOUR 320 Broadcast News JOUR 430 Special Topics in Journalism FILM 270 Documentary Film* VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography POLSC 303 Politics and the Media POLSC 361 State and Local Government*

The Public Relations Major The Public Relations major completes five foundation courses including one internship in their field of study. The Public Relations curriculum (seven courses) prepares students for careers in corporate, not-for-profit and agency public relations. The internship is integral to the Public Relations major. Junior and senior majors serve an apprenticeship at more than 30 nearby organizations, including media outlets, public relations agencies, and not-for-profit. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, students must successfully complete 12 major courses, including an internship and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Foundation Courses COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media COMM 240 Digital Communication: Technology, Modes & Methods COMM 305 Mass Communication Theory and Criticism COMM 310 Media Law and Ethics and one of the following required Internships: COMM 460 Internship COMM 461 Washington Internship and Experiential Learning Seminar Required Courses COMM 111 Writing for the Mass Media COMM 220 Principles and Practices of Public Relations COMM 340 Public Relations Research Methods

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Introduction to Communication Studies

Any five of the following (at least one must be at the 200-Level and two at the 300-Level or above) COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication COMM 250 Intercultural Communication COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture COMM 330 International Communication COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context COMM 385 Gender, Globalization, and the Media COMM 432 Special Topics in Global Communication COMM 462 Washington DC Global Communication Seminar COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences

Creative Writing The Creative Writing Major The creative writing program leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts. By dedicating their collegiate study to creative writing, students commit to becoming writers; they can expect to be treated as serious writers. As such, they will engage in the formal and rigorous study of craft through reading, revising, and developing the methodical and critical skills that assist in improving their own creative work as well as the work of others. If students apply themselves deliberately to the study of writing in their time at RWU, they can expect to establish solid foundations for these essential practices, common to all writers/artists. Incoming freshmen are accepted to the creative writing program on the basis of a portfolio, containing both creative and analytical writing, submitted as part of the application process. Matriculating students may enter the creative writing program by earning a grade of B- or higher in CW 210 and CW 220, on the basis of a portfolio, or by recommendation of one or more full-time creative writing faculty members. (See: Special Requirements for Applicants section of the catalog.) Each year, the creative writing program brings to campus such writers as Rick Moody, Kim Addonizio, Marjorie Agosin, Steve Almond, Ann Waldman, Tom Chandler, Stuart Dischell, Mark Halliday, Stewart O’Nan, Dan Chaon, Tobias Wolff, Jennifer Haigh and C.D. Wright who speak on literature and writing and read from their works. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Creative writing majors must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, the creative writing

major must successfully complete the fourteen (14) courses listed below and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Foundation Courses CW 210 Form in Poetry CW 220 Narrative in Writing the Short Story Four (4) courses from the English major Advanced Bridge Courses (Take two) CW 350 Writers Reading Poetry Seminar CW 360 Writers Reading Fiction Seminar CW 440 Writing Contemporary Poetry CW 450 The Use of Style in Writing Fiction Advanced Breadth Courses (Take two) CW 242 Introduction to Screenwriting CW 310 Creative Nonfiction CW 330 Literary Publishing CW 430 Special Topics in Creative Writing Breadth Course in the Fine Arts (Take one) (Some of these courses may have pre-requisites; refer to course descriptions for details) DANCE 150 DANCE 161 DANCE 200

Introduction to Dance Technique Tap and Theatre Dance Styles I Elementary Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation I DANCE 220 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation II MUSIC 170 Basic Musicianship VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture VARTS 241 Introduction to Printmaking VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting VARTS 301 Advanced Drawing: Process and Content VARTS 351 Intermediate Concepts of Photography VARTS 352 Advanced Photography: Process and Content VARTS 381 Painting: The Figure DSGN 100 Introduction to Design Communication DSGN 110 Introduction to Typography THEAT 110 Acting I THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre THEAT 210 Acting II Thesis Courses (Take both) CW 480 Creative Writing Senior Seminar I CW 481 Seminar II – The Thesis

The Creative Writing Minor CW 210 Form in Poetry CW 220 Narrative in Writing the Short Story One 200 Level English course Take one Advanced Bridge Course CW 350 Writers Reading Poetry Seminar CW 360 Writers Reading Fiction Seminar Take one 400 Level Advanced Bridge Course CW 440 Writing Contemporary Poetry CW 450 The Use of Style in Writing Fiction

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a minimum of four English electives, three of which must be at the 300/400 level.

English Literature

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a dual major in English and secondary education must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, and the College speech requirement, COMM 210, all secondary education requirements, the following 14 courses as specified and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. ENG 100 Introduction to Literature ENG 210 Myth, Fantasy, and the Imagination ENG 220 Literary Analysis ENG 240 Early American Literature: Pre-Columbus Through the Civil War ENG 260 American Realism, Naturalism and Modernism ENG 270 British Literature I: From Beowulf to Gothic Literature ENG 290 British Literature II: From Romanticism to Modernism ENG 350 Shakespeare ENG 480 Senior Thesis I ENG 481 Senior Thesis II Elective Requirements: and A minimum of three English electives, two of which must be at the 300/400 level.

The English Literature Major While the core of the English Literature major celebrates the British and American canon, the program also offers opportunities to explore authors and works from other traditions. These include world literatures in translation and literatures that focus on cultures, genres, periods, and themes representative of non-western as well as western perspectives. Studies occur in an environment marked by strong faculty commitment to student-centered education. As a result, students are actively engaged in achieving individual excellence and are involved also in the larger life of formal and informal program activities in and out of class. Social elements of the program include a student mentoring program, a literature society, and a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International Honor Society. The faculty keeps office doors open, and advisement is a keystone of the department. The academic design of the curriculum fosters progressive intellectual development; depth and breadth of knowledge of literature and its many integrated contexts (especially philosophical, psychological, historical, aesthetic, and cross-cultural); and the assembly of critical thinking, analytical writing, argument and defense, research, presentation, and related skills, all of which advantage students for leadership roles, graduate studies, and professional careers not only in teaching, but in many other fields as well. All majors complete a capstone, year-long, senior thesis of publishable quality and present their findings in Senior Colloquium. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in English must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, majors must complete the following 14 courses as specified and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives taken outside the major toward a minor or second major.

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Introduction to Literature Myth, Fantasy, and the Imagination Literary Analysis Early American Literature: Pre Columbus Through the Civil War ENG 260 American Realism, Naturalism, and Modernism ENG 270 British Literature I: From Beowulf to Gothic Literature ENG 290 British Literature II: From Romanticism to Modernism ENG 350 Shakespeare ENG 480 Senior Thesis I ENG 481 Senior Thesis II Elective Requirements: and

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The English Literature Minor At Least two (2) English courses at the 100-200 level At Least two (2) English courses at the 300-400 level One English course at any level and ENG 350 Shakespeare

English as a Second Language (ESL) ESL courses are designed for those students whose native language is not English and who need to gain and/or improve proficiency in English. Courses are provided at four levels of instruction: elementary, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. Students should enroll for three classes (listening/speaking, reading, and composition) at the level determined by placement test performance. Note: In the summer, three levels of instruction are offered: beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Environmental Science The Environmental Science Major The Environmental Science major is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop an understanding of environmental processes and issues, and an awareness of our role as humans within the environment. The Environmental Science major encompasses several interrelated fields, including biology, ecology, chemistry, resource management, policy making, and natural science.

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LS 200 Environmental Law NATSC 301 Marine Resource Management NATSC 305 Marine Geology NATSC 310 Biogeochemical Cycling NATSC 315 Meteorology and Climatology NATSC 333 Environmental Monitoring and Lab NATSC/BIO 375 Soil Ecology and Lab NATSC 401 Environmental Toxicology and Lab NATSC 469 Environmental Science Internship and Three (3) free electives for B.S. *Note: Environmental Science majors may apply a maximum of two (2) courses from the major requirements towards minors in Biology or Marine Biology. Environmental Science majors may use a maximum of two (2) upper-level electives towards the elective requirements for majors in Biology or Marine Biology.

The Environmental Science Minor Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Science BIO 104 Biology II and Lab NATSC 103 Earth Systems Science and Lab NATSC 203 Humans, Environmental Change and Sustainability and At least seven (7) credits from Environmental Science Upper Level Electives (total of 18 credits): ANTH 222 Environmental Anthropology BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO 240 Concepts of Ecology BIO 312 Conservation Biology BIO 332 Fisheries Science BIO 360 Limnology and Lab BIO 367 Urban Ecosystems CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis CHEM 434 Advanced Environmental Chemistry CIS 350 Geographical Analysis of Data: An Introduction to GIS ENGR 320 Environmental Engineering ENGR 340 Sustainable Energy Systems ENGR 405 Air Pollution and Control ENGR 407 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management LS 200 Environmental Law NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography NATSC 301 Marine Resource Management NATSC 305 Marine Geology NATSC 310 Biogeochemical Cycling NATSC 315 Meteorology and Climatology NATSC 333 Environmental Monitoring NATSC/ BIO 375 Soil Ecology and Lab NATSC 401 Environmental Toxicology and Lab

The Film Studies Minor The Film Studies Minor explores cinema and its relationship to broader social, cultural and political issues. The mission of the program is to allow students to explore film as a unique art form and as a medium that influences, and is influenced by, the context in which it is produced. Using an interdisciplinary framework,

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Students graduating with this degree can expect to either proceed to graduate level study or enter the environmental workplace. A degree in environmental science presents numerous opportunities in the fields of resource management, ecological risk assessment, conservation biology and environmental education. Students who declare Environmental Science majors must complete NATSC 103 and BIO 104 with an average grade of Cor higher in order to continue in the program. Environmental Science majors pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must complete two semesters of calculus and one semester of Biostatistics. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires MATH 250 and MATH 136 or above. A paper or other evidence of the student’s ability to conduct investigations, use library resources, and write a report following a standard format is required in each advancedlevel course. A 200- level or higher Critical Writing course is prerequisite to advanced courses and should be completed prior to the junior year. Environmental Science majors must satisfy all University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, environmental science majors must successfully complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Foundation Requirements: NATSC 103 Earth Systems Science and Lab NATSC 203 Humans, Environmental Change and Sustainability NATSC 204 Principles of Oceanography BIO 104 Biology II and Lab CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs MATH 250 Introduction to Biostatistics and MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab (B.S. degree) MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab (B.S. degree) or MATH 136 Precalculus or above (B.A. degree) Intermediate Level Requirements: *BIO 240 Concepts of Ecology *BIO 360 Limnology and Lab CHEM 201, 202 Environmental Chemistry I and II and Labs PHYS 201, 202 Principles of Physics I and II and Labs (B.S. degree) or PHYS 109, 110 Physics I and II and Labs (B.A. degree) and Environmental Science Upper Level Electives: Select five (5) courses chosen from list: ANTH 222 Environmental Anthropology BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO 312 Conservation Biology CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis CHEM 434 Advanced Environmental Chemistry ENGR 320 Environmental Engineering ENGR 405 Air Pollution and Control ENGR 407 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

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students within the minor have the opportunity to investigate both the professional aspects of cinematic studies—its evolution and the techniques of the filmmaking process—as well as critical approaches to the field, such as the relationship between cinema and other cultural productions, the international dimensions of the medium, and the power of visual culture in contemporary life. Therefore, the minor introduces students to the major issues in cinema—history, aesthetics, theory, and production—as grounded in the larger cultural and international factors that inform film, other modes of communication, and indeed our everyday lives. The goal is to have students become informed viewers of visual culture, equipped with critical skills that will be useful, not only in media careers, but in other aspects of life as well.

REQUIREMENTS: FILM 101 Introduction to Film Studies FILM 400 Curation and Festival Production And any four (4) electives from the following, at least one of which is at 300-level or above, some of which have pre-requisites that must be met outside of the minor. Production oriented courses: VARTS 361 Introduction to Digital Media VARTS 362 Film, Animation and Video MUSIC 311-314 World Cultures Through Music Film Studies courses in the Humanities & Social Sciences: AMST 318 Movies and Movie-going in America COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context ENG 351 Shakespeare on Film FILM 270 Documentary Film FILM 430 Special Topics in Film Studies GER 210 Actors, Authors and Audiences ITAL 210 Actors, Authors and Audiences PHIL 181 Philosophy in Film POLSC 309 Politics & Film WTNG 230 Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film

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With television, telephone, E-mail, and the advent of the World Wide Web, it only takes a split second to communicate with anyone from around the world. Where once there was isolation among nations, today we are interdependent as never before. With this increasing global contact, however, comes a need to be able to communicate effectively, and it is no understatement to say that foreign language is a key that can open up the world to you. Knowledge of a language unlocks great works of world literature, enlarges our awareness of other cultures, and even enhances our understanding and appreciation of English. Students are assigned the appropriate course based upon placement testing and previous language study. In addition to classroom activities, students at all levels are also expected to utilize the Language Lab for further training. It is the expectation of the Department that all students who complete the program will use their language proficiency in their future careers or in graduate study.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in a language must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Specific requirements of the language programs are outlined below. In addition, majors must complete sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives taken outside the major toward a minor or a second major. The three programs of study offered by the department are: Modern Language Studies, LatinAmerican Studies, and Classical Studies. The Modern Language Studies major consists of at least 18 credits in the selected language, with 12 of those credits at the 300 level (or above) and two major electives to be chosen from a specified list of alternatives. In addition, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination during their final year and to complete a senior thesis related to their course of study. The Latin-American Studies major consists of the same requirements as the Modern Language Studies major with the following changes: • Students must choose either Spanish or Portuguese for the four 300 level course requirements. • Students must complete at least one 300 level course in both Spanish and Portuguese. • Both major electives must be related to Latin-American studies. The Classics Concentration consists of the same requirements as the Modern Language Studies major with the following changes: • Students must complete four courses at the 300 level (or above) in Latin. • Students must complete at least one 300 level course (or equivalent) in German, French, or Italian. • Both major electives must be related to classical studies. • Students must complete two of the following courses: PHIL 251, AAH 121, any ancient history course, or any classical mythology course.

The Foreign Language/Secondary Education Dual Major Students pursuing a dual major in Language and Secondary Education must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, all Secondary Education requirements, the following Language requirements, and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. • The Foreign Language and Secondary Education Dual Major requires the completion of 30 credits of Language offerings. • 12 credits must be completed in the target language at the 300-level or higher. • Two Survey in Literature courses (338-339) must be completed in the target language. • Students must complete LANG 430: Senior Thesis and satisfactorily complete a written and oral exit exam. • 6 credits may be satisfied with elective courses (in translation) related to the target language, provided those credits are approved by the Department. For Modern Language Majors, the Senior Thesis will count as one of



these two courses in translation, if the Senior Thesis is not completed in the target language. Students must complete at least one course in linguistics. This linguistic course will count as one of the two elective courses (in translation) if it is not delivered in the target language.

The Foreign Language Minor and Core Concentration In order to gain a fundamental proficiency in a language while pursuing a major outside of the Department, students may choose to complete their Core Concentration or a minor in a language. Both programs are open to all majors and both fulfill the University Core Concentration requirements. In order to complete a Core Concentration in a language, students are placed at the appropriate level in their chosen language and are required to complete a minimum of three courses in one language with at least one course being at the 300 level (or above). Students pursuing a minor must complete the Core Concentration requirements and one additional course in the same language at the 300 level (or above). Core Concentrations are not permitted in a student’s native language.

The Chinese Minor In order to complete a minor in Chinese, students are placed at the appropriate level and are required to complete a minimum of three courses in the Chinese language, with at least one course being at the 300 level. Additionally students must complete one course from the listing below. Note – Minors are not permitted in a student’s native language. Select one: Advanced Chinese Instruction CHN 350 Advanced Chinese Topics HIST 381 Critical Period and Topics in Asian History PHIL 212 Eastern Philosophy POLSC 430 Sp. Topics: China Total of 18 credits

Graphic Design Communication The Graphic Design Communication Major The Graphic Design Communication major consists of a contemporary blend of a Liberals Arts education and applied technology. Graphic design students draw on their complete educational experience to create images and visual messages that are thought-provoking, wellresearched, and technically excellent. A degree in graphic design communication prepares students for a career in a multitude of competitive creative industries. Successful candidates complete a portfolio of work that may be used as part; of an application for an advanced degree or for career opportunities. The graphic design major recruits students who are creative, curious, and disciplined. Majors should be highly motivated and inventive individuals who like to work with technology but draw inspiration from a variety of academic, social, and environmental sources.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Communication must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Specific requirements of the program are outlined below. In addition, majors must complete sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives taken outside the major toward a minor or a second major. There are twelve courses in the graphic design communication major. Nine of the requirements are studio courses in graphic design, which are hands-on courses taught in the graphic design communication lab. A lecture course on the history of graphic design, one internship, and a twocourse sequence in one of the following areas is also required: anthropology, communication, computer information systems, or marketing. Graduating seniors display their work in the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition as part; of the Portfolio course (DSGN 450) to complete the major. Required levels of academic achievement include a B average in all required graphic design courses. Criteria for Admission The requirement for entrance into the Graphic Design Communication major is a portfolio. For entering freshmen, the portfolio process is managed through the Admissions Office. The options are a Standard portfolio of 18-20 examples, while the Targeted portfolio should consist of 10-15 examples including three assignments (all details may be found in the admissions section of this catalog or available at http://rwu.edu/academics/schoolscolleges/fcas/degree-offerings/graphic-design-communication). Multiple viewpoints are not considered as individual examples. Portfolios should include the student’s best work from a variety of mediums, not necessarily exclusively digital media that exemplify the applicant’s skills from craftsmanship to aesthetics to problem-solving. When in doubt, the Targeted Portfolio may be the best option. A student may opt for an in-person interview to show his or her portfolio to a faculty member which can be arranged through the Admissions office. For students currently enrolled at RWU, application to the major may happen with a portfolio after satisfactorily completing the foundation courses – DSGN100 and DSGN110 – with at least a B-. Applications are accepted at the end of each semester and will be posted and announced in the labs. The requirements include examples of work (number determined by course level completion), an application form and a recommendation letter from a current or former graphic design faculty member. Students who apply in or after their sophomore year should be aware that the requirements for the major may require additional time at the University because of the sequential and progressive nature of the coursework. Requirements for the Major Graphic Design Courses: DSGN 100 Introduction to Graphic Design Communication DSGN 110 Introduction to Typography DSGN 200 History of Design Communication DSGN 210 Advanced Design Communication Choose 3-300 level or special topics courses: DSGN 300 Web Design Communication DSGN 310 Brand Identity

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DSGN 320 Publication Design DSGN 430 Special Topics in Graphic Design Note – Students must fulfill all of the above requirements prior to enrollment in DSGN 440 DSGN 440 Art Direction DSGN 450 Portfolio COOP 460 Internship Electives Choose one of the two-course sequences below: Computer Information Systems CIS 206 Computers and the Web: A First Course CIS 306 Computer and the Web: A Second Course Marketing MRKT 200 Principles of Marketing And any 300-level marketing elective Communication COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication Anthropology ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology And any 200-level or above anthropology elective

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History

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a dual major in History and secondary education must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, and the College speech requirement, COMM 210, all secondary education requirements, and the following 14 courses as specified and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. HIST 101 History of Western Civilization I HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II HIST 151 United States History I HIST 152 United States History II HIST 203 Dimensions of History and Lab History Electives: Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in European History Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in U.S. History Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in African, Asian and/ or Latin American History Two Upper Level (300 or above) History courses and HIST 420 Senior Seminar

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Note: Upper-level American Studies courses may be used to satisfy United States History degree requirements.

The Graphic Design Communication Minor DSGN

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HIST 101 History of Western Civilization I HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II HIST 151 United States History I HIST 152 United States History II HIST 203 Dimensions of History and Lab History Electives: Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in European History Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in U.S. History Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in African, Asian and/ or Latin American History Two Upper Level (300 or above) History courses and HIST 420 Senior Seminar

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The study of history increases our capacity to think critically and to form independent judgments. Examination of various ages and cultures helps students understand the present world and intelligently anticipate the future. The History Department encourages its majors to involve themselves in off-campus programs of study and internships, particularly the Department’s Great Cities Program, which gives students the opportunity to experience directly and to enjoy the history and culture of some of the great cities of the world, such as London, Paris, Dublin, Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, Quebec City, Seoul and Mexico City.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in history must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, students must successfully complete the 14 courses listed below and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major.

The History Minor Any three of the following courses: HIST 101 History of Western Civilization I HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II HIST 151 United States History I HIST 152 United States History II and three History electives at the 250- level or above.

International Relations The International Relations Major The international relations major seeks to promote a sophisticated understanding of the trans-boundary interactions of governments, organizations, cultures and people – both in terms of how such interactions exist today and how they can be improved in the future. In addition, the major seeks to help students cultivate

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Note: COMM 100 and COMM 101 are waived for IR majors as a prerequisite for COMM 250. POLSC 335 International Negotiations International Relations Tracks: Majors are required to complete a minimum of eight thematically related courses from ONE of the following four tracks: Track #1 – Globalization Studies The Globalization Studies track examines ongoing transformations in international politics, economics and culture. The study of globalization focuses especially upon patterns of increasing interdependence and communication across cultures, as well as emerging systems of global governance and the roles of states, international organizations, multinational corporations and transnational activist networks. Courses are situated in fields such as political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, management studies, and environmental science. Note: Courses marked with an “*” may require a non-IR prerequisite. Requirements for this track: POLSC 340 International Political Economy MGMT 340 International Management SOC 330 Globalization and Identity Select One: POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China or POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, Regional Powers Electives: Select Four electives drawn from: AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II BIO 240 Concepts of Ecology* BIO 312 Conservation Biology* COMM 330 International Communication ECON 350 International Trade* ECON 360 International Macro Economics POLSC 215 Strategy and National Security Policy POLSC 221 Comparative Politics in the Third World POLSC 327 Politics of the Middle East POLSC 330 Revolution and Social Change POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, Regional Powers PSYCH 255 Social Psychology* SOC 201 Social Stratification SOC 350 Comparative Social Movements Additional Elective Options are: • Special topics courses and independent study with permission • Participation in a Macro Seminar, Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy. • Courses from Study abroad or relevant internship. (A maximum of two could be counted against any two elective courses. Directly-related courses could, in addition, count against other IR courses.) • Courses from the other tracks (up to two courses). Track #2 – Culture and Identity The Culture and Identity track explores how myriad cultural traditions around the globe have evolved and influenced each other throughout history and also shaped the formation of personal identity. While scholars today debate the possible emergence of a universal global culture, global communication has reinforced

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practical analytical and communication skills that will foster professional excellence and personal achievement. Because it is difficult to understand our dynamic and increasingly interdependent world through a single lens, the major works across multiple academic disciplines, while also providing students with the flexibility to focus upon subjects and themes of greatest interest to them. The major draws upon faculty and courses representing some twelve academic programs at RWU, including political science, history, economics, sociology, anthropology, communication, art and art history, and languages, among others. To study international relations is to celebrate human endeavor, global diversity and new opportunities. At the same time, our world is deeply troubled. From the persistence of global poverty and disease to the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and regional conflicts in Asia and the Middle East, global problems are many and often deeply disturbing. The aim of the international relations major is to give students the tools to flourish in the world while also encouraging students to use these tools to help make the world more secure, more prosperous, and more humane than it is at present. Students are encouraged to understand the world, as it really is, and also to engage themselves as global citizens working to make a difference. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in international relations must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, majors must complete five international relations foundation courses; a two-course sequence intended to promote intercultural negotiating skills; a minimum of eight thematically-related courses in one of four tracks: Globalization Studies; Culture and Identity; Area Studies: Europe; or Area Studies: Non-Western; and one final capstone course completing the major. Majors must demonstrate minimum proficiency in a foreign language, either by successful completion of courses at the 202-level or by test; and they must complete a sufficient number of general electives to total 120 credits. Independent study and study abroad are encouraged. It is recommended that majors use core concentration requirements to enhance their knowledge of a single discipline or language—and to apply electives toward a related minor or second major. Note: Double counting courses is not permitted in meeting requirements for the core concentration, a minor or a second major. Foundation Requirements: The following five courses are required of all majors and are prerequisites for many of the more advanced courses in the major.

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particular identities, attachments and allegiances along national, ethnic, religious and tribal lines. Courses are situated in fields such as anthropology, literature, sociology, communication, art and architecture, political science, psychology. Note: Courses marked with an “*” may require a non-IR prerequisite. Requirements for this track: ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and One Anthropology elective with International content (select one): ANTH 220 Self, Culture and Society** ANTH 356 World Cultures** ANTH 380 Culture Change and Development** **If a student selects either ANTH 220, ANTH 356 or ANTH 380, the student may not take the same course to fulfill the electives requirement below. and SOC 330 POLSC 321 and

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Electives: Select four electives drawn from: ANTH 220 Self, Culture and Society ANTH 356 World Cultures ANTH 380 Culture Change and Development AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II AAH 311 History of American Art* AAH 312 History of Modern Art AAH 313 Art and Architecture of Africa AAH 323 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World COMM 330 International Communication* COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context* ENG 290 British Literature II: From Romanticism to Modernism ENG 301 Contemporary American Literature ENG 320 Studies in Global Literatures* ENG 360 Studies in Ethnic American Literature MRKT 402 International Marketing* PHIL 258 American Philosophy* POLSC 302 Political Parties and Interest Groups* POLSC 307 Gender in American Politics POLSC 325 Modern European Politics POLSC 327 Politics of the Middle East POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, Regional Powers PSYCH 255 Social Psychology* PSYCH 335 Social and Emotional Development* SOC 201 Social Stratification SOC 230 Population and Society THEAT 331 Modern Drama THEAT 332 British Theatre and Performing Arts THEAT 333 Asian Drama and Dance. Additional Elective Options are: • Special topics courses and independent study with permission • Participation in a Macro Seminar, Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy.



Courses from Study abroad or relevant internship. (A maximum of two could be counted against any two elective courses. Directly-related courses could, in addition, count against other IR courses.) • Courses from the other tracks (up to two courses). Track #3 – Area Studies: Europe The European Area Studies track examines the history, politics, economics, literature, arts and cultural traditions of Europe. Particular attention is given to the pivotal role of Europe in shaping modernity as well as prospects for Europeanbased international organizations, especially the European Union, to serve as prototypes in strengthening channels of global collaboration. The longstanding impact of Europe in propelling economic capitalism and political liberalism is examined alongside themes such as immigration and resurgent nationalism. Courses are situated in fields such as economics, history, political science, art and literature. Note: Courses marked with an “*” may require a non-IR prerequisite. Requirements for this track: HIST 305 20th Century Europe POLSC 120 Comparative Politics POLSC 325 Modern European Politics POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China Electives Select four electives drawn from: AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II ECON 360 International Macro Economics ENG 320 Studies in Global Literatures HIST 310 Studies in European History HIST 331 19th Century Europe PHIL 254 Contemporary Philosophy* POLSC 326 Post Communist World POLSC 340 International Political Economy SOC 330 Globalization and Identity Additional Elective Options are: • Special topics courses and independent study with permission • Participation in a Macro Seminar, Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy. • Courses from Study abroad or relevant internship. (A maximum of two could be counted against any two elective courses. Directly-related courses could, in addition, count against other IR courses.) • Courses from the other tracks (up to two courses). Track #4 – Area Studies: Non-Western The Non-Western Area Studies track examines the history, politics, economics, literature, arts and cultural traditions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Special attention is given to economic restructuring and political transitions to democracy in the aftermath of colonialism as well as communism. Courses are situated in fields such as anthropology, history, political science, sociology and management studies. Note: Courses marked with an “*” may require a non-IR prerequisite. Requirements for this track: POLSC 120 Comparative Politics POLSC 221 Comparative Politics in the Third World POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, Regional Powers

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Critical Periods and Topics in Asian History** HIST 382 Critical Periods and Topics in African History** HIST 383 Critical Periods and Topics Latin American History** **If a student selects either HIST 381, HIST 382 or HIST 383, the student may not take the same course to fulfill the electives requirement below.

Electives Select four electives drawn from: ANTH 356 World Cultures* AAH 313 Art and Architecture of Africa AAH 323 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World* COMM 330 International Communication ECON 360 International Macro Economics HIST 381 Critical Periods and Topics in Asian History*** HIST 382 Critical Periods and Topics in African History*** HIST 383 Critical Periods and Topics Latin American History*** ***A student may select one of HIST 381, 382 or 383 as an elective; which is in addition to the one HIST course required for the NonWestern track. PHIL 212 Eastern Philosophy* POLSC 326 Post Communist World POLSC 327 Politics of the Middle East POLSC 330 Revolution and Social Change POLSC 340 International Political Economy POLSC 428 Mexican Politics SOC 201 Social Stratification SOC 330 Globalization and Identity Additional Elective Options are: • Special topics courses and independent study with permission. • Participation in a Macro Seminar, Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy. • Courses from Study abroad or relevant internship. (A maximum of two could be counted against any two elective courses. Directly-related courses could, in addition, count against other IR courses.) • Courses from the other tracks (up to two courses). Capstone Course: The capstone course is intended, in most cases, to reconnect students to the general interdisciplinary study of international relations; and to provide culmination—and real world context-for their personalized studies. Note: Normally, to be taken second semester of senior year. All majors are required to take either: • A directed senior research project, independent study. • Senior seminar, such as ANTH 460 Senior Seminar, HIST 420 Senior Seminar, or POLSC 460 Senior Seminar. or



POLSC 386 International Law and Organization—covering the management of international relations (including a substantial research paper). Language and Study Abroad: All students are required to demonstrate at least minimum proficiency in a foreign language, either by successful completion of courses at the 202-level or by test. Students entering the major without a language are encouraged to use foreign language to meet the core concentration requirement. Study abroad is strongly encouraged—consideration to be given with respect to substituting courses for the major, especially with respect to the tracked courses. Note: As listed above under track electives, any two courses taken abroad or in a related internship could be used to count against up to two elective courses in a student’s track provided they are international in content--even if the content of these courses does not substitute for the recommended electives.

Mathematics The Mathematics Major The mathematics curriculum provides preparation for graduate study and for a variety of careers in industry and government. There is enough flexibility in the program to allow a large choice of electives, and the program, when combined with further study in a second area, can provide an excellent foundation for graduate or professional study in the physical sciences, computer science, engineering, or business. The major consists of 10 required courses, beginning with a two-semester calculus sequence along with a course in mathematical reasoning. These are followed by a fivecourse mathematics core and two major electives to be chosen from a specified list of alternatives. The capstone course of the program is a problem-solving seminar which is designed to draw upon all courses in the foundation and to develop the student’s abilities in mathematical reasoning. Students are further advised to include courses in discrete mathematics, computer science and the history of mathematics in their studies. Students wishing to teach mathematics at the secondary level must follow the Dual Major with Secondary Education and Mathematics. Students pursuing a double major in elementary education and mathematics may take either of the mathematics majors described below, but are encouraged to take the Dual Major with Secondary Education. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a Bachelor of Science in mathematics must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, they must complete the following courses and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. MATH MATH MATH MATH

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MATH 351 Calculus of Several Variables MATH 371 Real Analysis MATH 390 Abstract Algebra MATH 421 Problem Seminar and two electives selected from: MATH, 255, 301, 305, 315, 317, 330, 335, 340, 342, 370, 381, 431

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a degree in Applied Mathematics must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, they must complete the following courses and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. The major consists of 12 mathematics courses and a two-course science sequence, both listed below. Interested students are advised to speak to the Mathematics Department Chairperson for information about research opportunities in the mathematical sciences or for help in choosing electives that will enhance their study. Mathematics Core Courses: MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics MATH 331 Linear Algebra MATH 351 Calculus of Several Variables Required Foundation Mathematics Courses: MATH 305 Mathematical Modeling MATH 317 Differential Equations MATH 342 Numerical Analysis Select one Mathematical Analysis Course: MATH 371 Real Analysis or MATH 381 Complex Analysis and take: MATH 255 Introduction to Mathematical Software Select one Mathematical Statistics Course: MATH 250 Biostatistics or MATH 315 Probability and Statistics Capstone: MATH 450 Research in Mathematical Sciences Science Requirement: Select one of the following two course sequences: BIO 103, 104 Biology I and II and Lab CHEM 191, 192 Principles of Chemistry I and II and Lab PHYS 201, 202 Physics I and II with Calculus and Lab Note: The RWU catalog lists the CORE Science Requirement as either CORE 101 or a two-semester sequence of a lab science. The sequences in Biology, Chemistry or Physics listed above would satisfy this requirement.

The Mathematics and Secondary Education Dual Major DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a dual major for secondary education must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, they must complete the following courses and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. *Note: There are no electives among the mathematics courses required for the double major with secondary education. MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH COMSC

213 214 221 315 331 335 340 351 390 110

Calculus I and Lab Calculus II and Lab Discrete Mathematics Probability and Statistics Linear Algebra Topics for Secondary Mathematics Education History of Mathematics Calculus of Several Variables Abstract Algebra Introduction to Computer Science I and Lab

The Mathematics Minor MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab and at least 10 additional credits of mathematics courses. Engineering students who wish to pursue a math minor would benefit by taking four of the following courses: MATH 255 Introduction to Mathematical Software MATH 305 Mathematical Modeling MATH 315 Probably and Statistics MATH 317 Differential Equations MATH 331 Linear Algebra MATH 330 Engineering Mathematics or MATH 351 Calculus of Several Variables MATH 342 Numerical Analysis Business students who wish to pursue a math minor would benefit by taking four of the following courses: MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH

301 315 317 331 342

Linear Programming Probability and Statistics Differential Equations Linear Algebra Numerical Analysis

Science students who wish to pursue a math minor would benefit by taking four of the following courses: MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH

255 305 315 317 331 342 351

Introduction to Mathematical Software Mathematical Modeling Probability and Statistics Differential Equations Linear Algebra Numerical Analysis Calculus of Several Variables

Computer Science students who wish to pursue a math minor would benefit by taking four of the following courses: MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics

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Probability and Statistics Linear Algebra Numerical Analysis Abstract Algebra

The Computational Mathematics Minor This Minor includes courses that emphasize practical computational methods and use of technology applied to problems in industry and the sciences. NOTE: Computational Mathematics may not serve as a minor for a Mathematics major. MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab MATH 214 Calculus II and Lab and four of the following Mathematics courses: MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics MATH 255 Introduction to Mathematical Software MATH 301 Linear Programming MATH 305 Mathematical Modeling MATH 317 Differential Equations MATH 342 Numerical Analysis or MATH 331 Linear Algebra

Military Science Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is offered by the University and is available to all students. Physically qualified American citizens who complete the entire four-year program are eligible to be commissioned in the U.S. Army. Delayed entry into active service for the purpose of graduate study is available. Military science course work is designed to complement other instruction offered at the University. Emphasis throughout is on the development of individual leadership ability and preparation of the student for future leadership roles in the Army. Professional military education skills in written communications, human behavior, history, mathematical reasoning, and computer literacy are fulfilled through required University Core Curriculum requirements and the military science curriculum. There are three variations of ROTC available: • The Four-Year Program: During the four-year program, students participate in required military science courses and activities. Attendance at a six-week advanced training camp is required between the third and fourth years. The eight courses required in this program are listed below. • The Two-Year Program: The two-year ROTC program begins with a six-week Camp Challenge summer training session (with pay). After successful completion of Camp Challenge, the student enters the third year of ROTC and attends advanced camp during the next summer. Enlisted members of the Army National Guard or Army Reserves who have completed basic training can qualify for the two-year ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program. • The Three-Year Program: The third variation consists of a three-year program for students who wish to enter ROTC during their sophomore year or who intend to complete their

academic studies in three years. This program compresses the requirements for the basic course into one year. Significant scholarship opportunities are available to students participating in the ROTC program. These scholarships are based on performance and not on financial need.

The Minor in Military Science MS MS MS MS MS MS MS MS

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Introduction to ROTC and the U.S. Army I Introduction to ROTC and the U.S. Army II Military Skills I Military Skills II Small Unit Leadership and Operations I Small Unit Leadership and Operations II Advanced Leadership and Management I Advanced Leadership and Management II

Note: A student with previous military training may be excused from MS 101 through and including MS 202.

Performing Arts Majors The Dance/Performance Major The Department of Dance and Performance Studies develops highly trained, creatively active, and professionally oriented students with its unique curriculum. A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in dance/performance. An audition is required for acceptance into the major program. The program allows for individual attention from the faculty, all working professionals. Courses are offered in technique (ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ethnic and social forms), choreography, history, pedagogy, movement analysis, kinesiology, and performance techniques. Additionally, it is the only dance-based university program to provide training in movement theatre in the United States. Majors are expected to maintain a continuing level of technical and creative development and are evaluated each semester by the faculty. Students broaden their backgrounds in the related arts, foster perceptive appreciation and develop a sense of artistic discrimination. Each year, the department welcomes to campus notable guest artists for teaching and choreographic residencies and performance collaborations. Artists have included Seán Curran, Doug Elkins, Heidi Latsky, Carl Flink, Molissa Fenley, Billy Siegenfeld, Margie Gillis, Creach/Koester, Arthur Hall, Meredith Monk, Marty Beller, Emilie Plauché, Fred Curchack, Bill Evans, Daniel Stein, Laura Glenn, Gilles Obermayer, and Claire Porter. Selected students have an opportunity to compose, perform, and produce their own works in studio performances. Auditions are held each semester for The Dance Theatre, the university dance company that presents major concert series and mini-concerts, workshops, and presentations in the state and region. Any interested dance student may participate in the dance component of the London theatre program during the junior or senior year. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The dance/performance major must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements. In addition, majors must successfully complete the 42 credits listed below and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward

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a minor or second major. Majors are also required to participate in a technique class every day and maintain a satisfactory level of competence. Progress is evaluated by faculty each semester. Foundation Courses – Required – 9 credits DANCE 101 The Creative Athlete DANCE 290 Introduction to Choreography DANCE 310 Dance History Technique Studies Courses – Required – 15 credits DANCE 210 Ballet I and a minimum of 12 credits in Upper Level Technique courses taken from the following: DANCE 211 Ballet II DANCE 220 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation I DANCE 221 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation II DANCE 301 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation III DANCE 302 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation IV DANCE 320 Advanced Technique and Improvisation I DANCE 321 Advanced Technique and Improvisation II DANCE 401 Advanced Technique and Improvisation III DANCE 402 Advanced Technique and Improvisation IV A daily technique class in Modern, Jazz, and/or Ballet (credit or audit) is required of all majors. Note: Majors must complete a proficiency audition for placement into technique and choreography classes.

Theory and Performance Studies Courses – 18 credits Choose 6 out of the following 7 courses: DANCE 131 Mime Workshop DANCE 340 Performance Lab and Movement Analysis DANCE 390 Advanced Choreography DANCE 425 Kinesiology for Dancers DANCE 435 The Performance Artist in Society DANCE 440 Movement Theatre DANCE 460 Teaching Techniques, Dance Pedagogy and Musical Concepts Note: Students completing Dance Teacher Certification are required to take DANCE 161 and DANCE 460.

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing a dual major in Dance and education must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, and the College speech requirement, COMM 210, all education requirements, the following 45 credits as specified and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Foundation Courses – Required – 9 credits DANCE 101 The Creative Athlete DANCE 290 Introduction to Choreography DANCE 310 Dance History Dance Teacher Certification – Required 3 credits *DANCE 161 Tap and Theatre Dance Styles I Technique Studies Courses – Required – 15 credits DANCE 210 Ballet I

and a minimum of 12 credits in Upper Level Technique courses taken from the following: DANCE 211 Ballet II DANCE 220 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation I DANCE 221 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation II DANCE 301 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation III DANCE 302 Intermediate Contemporary Modern Technique and Improvisation IV DANCE 320 Advanced Technique and Improvisation I DANCE 321 Advanced Technique and Improvisation II DANCE 401 Advanced Technique and Improvisation III DANCE 402 Advanced Technique and Improvisation IV A daily technique class in Modern, Jazz, and/or Ballet (credit or audit) is required of all majors. Note: Majors must complete a proficiency audition for placement into technique and choreography classes.

Theory and Performance Studies Courses – 18 credits Choose 6 out of the following 7 courses: DANCE 460 required DANCE 131 Mime Workshop DANCE 340 Performance Lab and Movement Analysis DANCE 390 Advanced Choreography DANCE 425 Kinesiology for Dancers DANCE 435 The Performance Artist in Society DANCE 440 Movement Theatre *DANCE 460 Teaching Techniques, Dance Pedagogy, and Musical Concepts Note: Students completing Dance Teacher Certification are required to take *DANCE 161 and *DANCE 460.

The Dance/Performance Minor DANCE 101

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Four Dance Technique Classes or a total of twelve credits in Dance Technique. (Placement made through consultation with a member of the dance faculty.) and one of the following: DANCE 290 Introduction to Choreography DANCE 310 Dance History DANCE 350 British Dance and Performance Art: London DANCE 425 Kinesiology for Dancers DANCE 435 The Performance Artist in Society

The Music Major The Music Major at Roger Williams University offers a solid foundation in music theory, the principle music styles in western culture, and provides an introduction to the music of various world cultures. This degree program leads to a Bachelors of Arts in Music. Students study the elements of music and explore their application in various compositional formats. They consider the evolution of popular music styles as well as the classical forms that have characterized and helped define western culture. The Roger Williams University Music Major offers two unique tracks that reflect the mission of the University. The “Music & Culture” track highlights performance and world culture

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Music and Culture Requirements Western Music Tradition (3 credits) MUSIC 212 Great Personalities in Music World Culture Through Music Series (3 credits) One (1) course from the WCTM series (Music 310-314), taken in addition to the two required for the Music Foundation. Music Elective (3 credits) One additional 3-credit music course, 200-level or above. May not be fulfilled by Applied Music or Ensemble credits. Applied Music Requirement Note: Applied Music courses are each one credit and may be repeated for required totals. Ensemble requirement (take 4 credits from the following) MUSIC 141 Chorus MUSIC 151 Instrumental Ensemble Music Lesson requirement: (take 6 credits) Students must take at least one (1) semester of piano lessons and at least four (4) semesters in their primary instrument, or voice or composition; the final one (1) credit may be in any area. MUSIC 231 Piano MUSIC 232 Guitar MUSIC 233 Voice MUSIC 234 Composition MUSIC 239 Other Instrument Track #2 – Music and Technology (20 additional credits) Music and Technology Requirements Western Music Tradition (3 credits) MUSIC 213 Music of the 20th Century and Beyond Music Technology (9 credits) MUSIC 220 Intro to Music and Computers MUSIC 320 Electronic & Computer Music I MUSIC 420 Electronic & Computer Music II Music Elective (3 credits) One additional 3-credit music course at the 200-level or above; may not be fulfilled by one-credit Applied Music or Ensemble courses. Applied Music Requirement Note: Applied Music courses are each one credit and may be repeated for required totals. Ensemble requirement (2 credits) MUSIC 152 Digital Music Ensemble Music Lesson requirement: (3 credits) Students must take at least one (1) semester of piano lessons and at least 2 semesters in their primary instrument, or voice or composition. MUSIC 231 Piano MUSIC 232 Guitar MUSIC 233 Voice MUSIC 234 Composition MUSIC 239 Other Instrument

The Music Minor MUSIC 161 MUSIC 170

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through music, and the “Music & Technology” track explores 21st century developments in music, as influenced by new electronic and computer technologies. The Music Major and Minor also include an Applied Music component, requiring private instrument, voice, and/ or composition lessons, as well as participation in one of Music’s for-credit ensembles. Although there is a lab fee for the private lessons, it is waived for students pursuing a Major or Minor in Music, as long as they remain in good standing. Eligibility for the fee waiver will be determined each semester by the Music faculty, and will depend on the student’s progress, as measured by their end-of-semester lesson juries and their successful and timely completion of required Music courses for the Major or Minor. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Music majors will be required to pass Music 170 Basic Musicianship with a C or better or, upon entrance to the program, demonstrate their knowledge in the basics of music theory through written and oral examination. In addition, all majors must complete the Foundation Requirement (24 credits) and the additional credits in either Track 1: Music and Culture (19 additional credits, 43 total) or Track 2: Music and Technology (20 additional credits, 44 total). Foundation Requirements (24 credits, required of all majors): Western Music Tradition (3 credits) MUSIC 211 Evolution of Musical Style Music Theory (12 credits all required) (These courses lay the foundation in theory and basic skills for the study of Western Music. Music 170 Basic Musicianship or test-out is required before a student can enroll in Music 270.) MUSIC 270 Music Theory and Composition I MUSIC 271 Aural Skills I (1 credit, co-requisite with MUSIC 270) MUSIC 370 Music Theory and Composition II MUSIC 371 Aural Skills II (1 credit, co-requisite with MUSIC 370) MUSIC 470 Music Theory and Composition III MUSIC 471 Aural Skills III (1 credit, co-requisite with MUSIC 470) World Culture Through Music Series (6 credits) Select two (2) of the following courses: MUSIC 310 Music in the USA MUSIC 311 Music of Latin America and the Caribbean MUSIC 312 Music of China & Japan MUSIC 313 Music of India & Middle East MUSIC 314 Music of Indigenous Peoples Final Project (3 credits) The Final Project must be approved by Music faculty. Select one of the following courses: MUSIC 480 Thesis, Composition, or Recital MUSIC 460 Internship Track #1 – Music and Culture (19 additional credits) Building on the Foundation courses, the Music and Culture track explores the role of music in the world today through performance and study of music history.

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MUSIC 211 Evolution of Musical Style MUSIC 212 Great Personalities in Music And one of the following: MUSIC 261 Jazz Styles and History MUSIC 270* Musical Theory and Composition I MUSIC 271* Aural Skills I MUSIC 299 Special Topics in Music MUSIC 310 Music in the USA MUSIC 311 Music of Latin America & the Caribbean MUSIC 312 Music of China & Japan MUSIC 313 Music of India & the Middle East MUSIC 314 Music of Indigenous Peoples * Note MUSIC 270 and MUSIC 271 must be taken together. and 3 credits from the following: MUSIC 141 Chorus MUSIC 151 Instrumental Ensemble MUSIC 231 Piano Lessons MUSIC 232 Guitar Lessons MUSIC 233 Voice Lessons

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The Performing Arts major involves an interdisciplinary study of dance, music, and theatre leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Performing Arts. While each of the Performing Arts is a distinct discipline, they have historically drawn from each other in both theory and practice. The Performing Arts major is a cross disciplinary major encouraging students to broaden their perspectives and the range of their skills. It is intended for the liberal arts student seeking to attain a broad based knowledge of the performing arts and for the student seeking to build skills that cross traditional disciplines. Its practical application might be as a basis for a career in arts management, education, or as a foundation in such fields as musical theatre performance, which synthesize all the arts. The major seeks to acquaint students with the commonalities shared by all three fields and to provide specialized understanding and mastery of two. The major also seeks to provide a solid understanding of the history and theory in the Performing Arts with experience in the practical application of the discipline through studio courses and through the department’s performance programs. Students are encouraged to participate in the London Study Abroad program, which focuses on exposure to the Performing Arts. Degree Requirements Performing Arts Majors must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Students should formulate a specific program of study in consultation with the Performing Arts faculty. Students must complete the requirements below, a minimum of 42 credits within the major and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits. Foundation Courses (19 credits required) (these courses lay the foundations of theory and practice in each discipline)

Music: MUSIC 170 MUSIC 211

Basic Musicianship or MUSIC 270 Musical Theory & Composition I Evolution of Musical Styles

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Creative Athlete or DANCE 310 Dance History Introduction to Dance Technique (or higher)

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Art of the Theatre Stagecraft (1 credit) Introduction to Acting or THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre 23 additional credits in the Performing Arts 9 credits must be at the 300 level or above A full list of courses and descriptions are found in the sections of the catalogue devoted to each discipline. Interdisciplinary Requirement Beyond the Foundation courses, 6 credits each must be from two different Program areas. (In Music only a maximum of three credits in MUSIC 141 Chorus or MUSIC 151 Instrumental Ensemble may be used to fulfill this requirement.) Theory/History Requirement 6 additional Credits in Theory/History from any program (these courses must be in addition to courses taken to fulfill the foundation requirement) DANCE 101 The Creative Athlete DANCE 290 Introduction to Choreography DANCE 310 Dance History DANCE 340 Performance Lab and Movement Analysis DANCE 350 British Dance & Performance Art: London DANCE 425 Kinesiology for Dancers DANCE 435 The Performance Artist in Society DANCE 440 Movement Theatre MUSIC 212 Great Personalities in Music MUSIC 270* Musical Theory and Composition I MUSIC 271* Aural Skills I MUSIC 310 Music in the USA MUSIC 311 Music of Latin America & Caribbean MUSIC 312 Music of China & Japan MUSIC 313 Music of India & Middle East MUSIC 314 Music of Indigenous Peoples THEAT 230 Theatre History I THEAT 231 Theatre History II THEAT 330 Theatre of Shakespeare THEAT 331 Modern Theatre and Drama THEAT 332 British Theatre and Performing Arts THEAT 333 Asian Drama and Dance THEAT 334 Contemporary Drama THEAT 431 Drama Theory and Criticism * Note MUSIC 270 and MUSIC 271 must be taken together.

The Performing Arts Minor Minor in the Performing Arts: A total of 18 credits Three credits from each of the three program foundation areas below (9-10 credits total): Music: MUSIC 170 Basic Musicianship MUSIC 211 Evolution of Musical Styles MUSIC 270* Musical Theory & Composition I MUSIC 271* Aural Skills I * Note MUSIC 270 and MUSIC 271 must be taken together.

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Creative Athlete Introduction to Dance Technique (or higher) Dance History

110 122 123 130

Introduction to Acting Stagecraft Lab Design for the Theatre Art of the Theatre

At least three credits must be from studio/performance courses from any program (below listed courses) Dance: DANCE 131 Mime Workshop DANCE 150 Introduction to Dance Technique DANCE 161, 162 Tap and Theatre Dance Styles I, II DANCE 200, 201 Elementary Modern/Jazz Technique DANCE 210, 211 Ballet I, II DANCE 220, 221, 301, 302 Intermediate Modern/Jazz Technique DANCE 225 Intermediate Technique: London DANCE 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319 Repertory and Performance I-VI DANCE 320, 321, 401, 402 Advanced Technique and Improvisation I, II, III, IV DANCE 325 Advanced Technique: London Music: MUSIC 131 Piano Lessons – Non-Majors/NonMinors Only MUSIC 132 Guitar Lessons – Non-Majors/NonMinors Only MUSIC 133 Voice Lessons – Non-Majors/NonMinors Only MUSIC 141 Chorus MUSIC 151 Instrumental Ensemble MUSIC 170 Basic Musicianship MUSIC 171 Basic Musicianship for Elementary Education and Lab MUSIC 231 Piano Lessons – Majors/Minors Only MUSIC 232 Guitar Lessons – Majors/Minors Only MUSIC 233 Voice Lessons – Majors/Minors Only Theatre: THEAT 110 Acting I THEAT 122 Stagecraft THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre THEAT 140, 141 Musical Theatre Workshop THEAT 210 Acting II THEAT 220 Intermediate Design THEAT 300, 301 Drama in Production THEAT 310, 311 Acting Studio THEAT 312 Acting Workshop THEAT 320, 321 Design Studio THEAT 322 Theatre Design Workshop THEAT 340 Directing At least three credits must be from theory/literature courses from any program (listed below).

At least one of these courses must be at the 300 level or above. DANCE 101 The Creative Athlete DANCE 290 Introduction to Choreography DANCE 310 Dance History DANCE 340 Performance Lab and Movement Analysis DANCE 350 British Dance & Performance Art: London DANCE 425 Kinesiology for Dancers DANCE 435 The Performance Artist in Society DANCE 440 Movement Theatre MUSIC 212 Great Personalities in Music MUSIC 270* Musical Theory and Composition I MUSIC 271* Aural Skills I MUSIC 310 Music in the USA MUSIC 311 Music of Latin America & Caribbean MUSIC 312 Music of China and Japan MUSIC 313 Music of India & Middle East MUSIC 314 Music of Indigenous Peoples THEAT 230 Theatre History I THEAT 231 Theatre History II THEAT 330 Theatre of Shakespeare THEAT 331 Modern Theatre and Drama THEAT 332 British Theatre and Performing Arts THEAT 333 Asian Drama and Dance THEAT 334 Contemporary Drama THEAT 431 Drama Theory and Criticism * Note MUSIC 270 and MUSIC 271 must be taken together.

The Theatre Major Theatre is unique in the range and breadth of its areas of study. It has a rich history, literature, and body of critical theory as well as a number of skill areas where knowledge is put into practice. The sequence of courses in theatre is designed to provide an understanding of each of these areas. The program aims to provide each student with a wellrounded, general mastery of all areas of the art of theatre. In addition, study of the theatre opens a window to the history of our society and culture in a variety of historical contexts. As its particular focus and in keeping with the mission of Roger Williams University, the Theatre Department offers a liberal arts theatre degree with a strong emphasis on practical learning and professional skills. The theatre program includes a major, a minor, and a Core Concentration. Beyond their more general studies, many students pursue specialization tracks through a series of courses and production experiences in the areas of performance or design. The tracks culminate in capstone experiences such as Senior Projects in performance, design, production, research or with professional internships. From the beginning of their program, students’ mastery of lessons learned in the classroom is supported by the Department’s active production program. The Department offers a number of public performances each semester providing theatre students, the University community, and the region beyond the University with an exposure to a wide range of styles and types of theatre. During their four years at the University, students have the opportunity to work on and see a broad sampling of our theatrical heritage, ranging from the classics, such as Shakespeare and Greek tragedy, to plays drawn from the modern repertory. Special emphasis is given to the musical theatre.

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Productions vary from student-directed one-act plays and Senior Projects to the larger and more elaborate facultydesigned-and-directed full-length plays. As part of their program, students are expected to participate in all aspects of the theatrical process: backstage, on stage, control booth, publicity, and front of house. While the production program is an integral part of the theatre program, it is open to all students in the University regardless of their major course of study. The same is true of membership and participation in the Stage Company, the student drama club. An important element in the overall design of the program is the semester-long London Theatre Program. Since 1971, theatre students have spent the fall semester of their junior year in London under the direction of the Roger Williams theatre faculty and a group of English theatre professionals. They see over 40 plays, concerts, dance events, and exhibitions, study the practical workings of various professional theatres and meet with a range of working theatre practitioners. The full schedule of classes taken by students in London combines theatre studies with courses that provide a broad background in the culture and history of England and Europe. These include field trips to every corner of London and many sites around England. Many graduates of the theatre program pursue careers in a wide range of the theatrical arts: film, television, and the live theatre. Others have become educators. Theatre graduates can be found teaching on all levels, from elementary to university. Increasingly, those students interested in professional or teaching careers continue their studies through advanced academic and professional degrees in graduate schools throughout the country. But as befits a liberal arts program, many of our students take the research, analytical, organizational, and communication skills that are fundamental to the theatre arts and apply them to a wide variety of business and creative pursuits. Regardless of their ultimate career paths, theatre graduates take with them a deep appreciation of theatre as an art and of its place in our culture. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in theatre must satisfy all University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, the theatre major must successfully complete 43 credits from the requirements listed below and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. THEAT 110 Acting I THEAT 122 Stagecraft (1 credit) THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre THEAT 130 The Art of the Theatre THEAT 140 Musical Theatre Workshop (2 credits) THEAT 141 Musical Theatre Workshop (1 credit) THEAT 200 Theatre Practicum (1 credit, taken 3 times) THEAT 230 Theatre History I THEAT 231 Theatre History II THEAT 232 Stage Management THEAT 340 Directing Three Dramatic Literature/History/Theory courses taken from: THEAT 330 Theatre of Shakespeare THEAT 331 Modern Theatre and Drama

THEAT 332 British Theatre and Performing Arts THEAT 333 Asian Drama and Dance THEAT 334 Contemporary Drama THEAT 431 Drama Theory and Criticism 6 credits of Theatre electives. Students may choose to use their elective credits to concentrate in either the Acting or Design Track. The requirements for these tracks are: Acting Track THEAT 210 Acting II THEAT 310 Acting Studio Design Track THEAT 220 Intermediate Design THEAT 320 Design Studio The Theatre Minor THEAT 110 Acting I THEAT 122 Stagecraft (1 credit) THEAT 123 Design for the Theatre THEAT 130 The Art of the Theatre one of the following courses THEAT 230 Theatre History I THEAT 231 Theatre History II THEAT 330 Theatre of Shakespeare THEAT 331 Modern Theatre and Drama THEAT 333 Asian Drama and Dance THEAT 334 Contemporary Drama THEAT 431 Drama Theory and Criticism and Five (5) credits of Theatre electives Theatre Minor – London Option THEAT 130 The Art of the Theatre One Theatre three-credit elective and four approved threecredit courses taken as part of the London Theatre Program. The London Theatre Program Instituted in 1971 to provide theatre students with an opportunity to see the finest theatre in the world, the program serves a limited number of students from other academic areas as well and is offered in the fall semester of alternate academic years. London is the ideal city for students of the theatre and drama. Not only does London offer a greater quantity of productions than one could experience elsewhere, but its theatre fare is also panoramic, encompassing a broad range of periods and styles. Attendance at a large number of events is a part of the program. Courses build on the opportunities that the English site provides with frequent field trips and guest speakers. In addition to their focus on British theatrical arts, courses are multi-disciplinary, offering a wide and varied experience of European history and culture.

Philosophy The Philosophy Major The philosophy major develops skills in careful reading, critical thinking, and clear, effective writing which enable the student to engage in the activity of philosophy. This program introduces students to the discipline, acquaints them with the world’s major philosophic figures and the problems with which they

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PHIL 200 Ethics PHIL 205 Logic PHIL 251 Ancient Philosophy PHIL 253 Modern Philosophy PHIL 310 Special Studies in Philosophy PHIL 333 Epistemology PHIL 366 Metaphysics PHIL 480 Senior Seminar I PHIL 481 Senior Seminar II and three Philosophy electives

The Minor in Philosophy PHIL 200 Ethics PHIL 205 Logic PHIL 251 Ancient Philosophy PHIL 253 Modern Philosophy PHIL 333 Epistemology or PHIL 366 Metaphysics One Philosophy elective

Physics Studies Physics is an important component of both a liberal and a technical education. Students of physics develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, and come to appreciate the central role of physics in the development of science. The courses taught in this area present a clearly defined approach to science based on observation, quantitative experiments, and mathematical theory. There are two alternative sequences of physics courses offered: PHYS 109 and 110, Physics I and II Algebra-Based, and PHYS 201 and 202, Physics I and II with Calculus. Check the requirements of your major to determine the required sequence.

The Minor in Physics Physics is the fundamental science, providing a theoretical and mathematical foundation for all other fields of science. The modeling skills students learn by studying physics make it a useful and employable liberal arts field with a wide range of applications to biology, chemistry, medicine and health professions, mathematics, computer science, engineering, business, and law. Physics students are among the highest scorers on the MCAT and the LSAT. A physics minor with a range of available courses will allow a student to choose upper level physics classes with an emphasis on their own interests and future plans, enhancing any liberal arts or professional

program with a solid mathematical, computational, and theoretical background in the field. Physics minors will take a minimum of 18 credits in physics and math from the courses listed below. Requirements for a Minor in Physics PHYS 201 Physics I with Calculus and Lab PHYS 202 Physics II with Calculus and Lab and

Select 10 credits from the following courses: PHYS 240 Introductory Astronomy & Lab PHYS 320 Modern Physics PHYS 330 Physical Oceanography with Lab PHYS 350 Computational Physics PHYS 420 Quantum Mechanics PHYS 430 Special Topics in Physics MATH 370 Advanced Calculus for the Physical Sciences

Political Science The Political Science Major The study of politics at RWU covers the institutions, processes and pre-dispositions by which human affairs are governed, both nationally and internationally. The program offers students a comprehensive and balanced selection of courses, exposing them to the traditional subfields of the discipline: American national politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, public administration, and public policy. Courses are designed to broaden student horizons and to improve student proficiency in critical analysis. Courses are also intended to provide a basis for intelligent citizenship, increase capacity for community service, and orient students toward a life-long interest in learning. Internships, independent study, and study abroad are encouraged. The study of politics at RWU develops skills that are useful for law school and legal careers, business careers, various international and public policy careers, as well as for careers in politics per se. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in political science must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, majors must complete three political science foundation courses; nine advanced courses, with at least four each from the American National Politics/Political Theory category and the International Relations/Comparative Politics category; plus a two-course research sequence in political science; plus a sufficient number of general electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. The three courses listed below are required of all majors and are prerequisites for advanced courses in the relevant subfields. POLSC 100 American Government and Politics POLSC 110 The United States in World Affairs POLSC 120 Comparative Politics Nine other political science courses are also required. At least four must be completed from each of the following two categories. American National Politics POLSC 200 The Constitution and American Politics POLSC 202 Congress and the Legislative Process

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wrestled, and encourages majors to pursue their own avenues of philosophic inquiry. Each student’s program culminates with a senior thesis which demonstrates the student’s ability to analyze and critically evaluate an important philosophical issue. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in philosophy must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, philosophy majors must successfully complete the 12 courses listed below and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major.

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The American Presidency Public Administration Campaigns and Elections Political Parties and Interest Groups Politics and the Media Judicial Politics Gender in American Politics Race and Ethnicity in American Politics State and Local Government Urban Politics Public Policy Washington Internship Washington Public Policy Seminar Washington Independent Research Project Special Topics (American National Politics or Political Theory topic) Independent Research Project

International Relations/Comparative Politics/Political Theory POLSC 210 International Relations POLSC 212 Model United Nations POLSC 215 Strategy and National Security Policy POLSC 221 Comparative Politics in the Third World POLSC 321 Politics and Ethnic Conflict POLSC 325 Modern European Politics POLSC 326 Post-Communist World POLSC 327 Politics of the Middle East POLSC 328 Politics of Latin America POLSC 330 Revolution and Social Change POLSC 335 International Negotiation POLSC 340 International Political Economy POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, and Regional Powers POLSC 350 Political Theory POLSC 386 International Law and Organization POLSC 428 Mexican Politics POLSC 429 Cultures in Contact: Mexico Today POLSC 430 Special Topics (International Relations or Comparative Politics topic) POLSC 440 Independent Research Project and a two course research sequence – examining in depth a topic chosen by the student – completes the major: POLSC 240 Research Methods in Political Science POLSC 442 Senior Research Seminar Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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The Political Science Minor POLSC 100 American Government and Politics one of the following: POLSC 110 The United States and World Affairs POLSC 120 Introduction to Comparative Politics and Any four (4) upper-level courses provided that at least one of these is from the American National Politics category and one is from the International Relations/Comparative Politics category.

The Professional and Public Writing Minor This minor aims to prepare students to write confidently and effectively in professional and public situations. Students

can choose to focus on professional writing, where they analyze and produce genres required by employers; public writing, where they study and engage in meaningful social action through written texts; or a combination of courses tailored to the student’s own interests. Students will write purposefully, imaginatively, and persuasively in, across, and beyond their college courses. In alignment with several of RWU’s Core Values, this minor fosters preparation for careers and future study, collaboration of students and faculty in research, commitment to local and global communities, and the promotion of civil discourse. Requirements for the Minor in Professional and Public Writing WTNG 102 Expository Writing Two (2) WTNG courses at the 200 level or above Two (2) WTNG courses at the 300 level or above One (1) WTNG course at the 400 level Selected from the following list of WTNG courses WTNG 200 Critical Writing for the Humanities and the Social Sciences WTNG 220 Critical Writing for the Professions* WTNG 230 Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film* WTNG 270 Travel Writing* WTNG 299 Special Topics in Writing * WTNG 300 Rhetoric in a Global Context* WTNG 301 The Rhetoric of Narrative* WTNG 303 Environmental Rhetoric* WTNG 305 Writing the City* WTNG 311 Technical Writing* WTNG 320 Writing for Business Organizations* WTNG 321 Multimodal Writing in Public Spheres* WTNG 322 Advancing Public Argument* WTNG 400 Writing for Social Change WTNG 430 Special Topics WTNG 470 The Writing Thesis/Portfolio *This course meets the 200 level University writing requirements for the Core Curriculum

Psychology The Psychology Major Psychology majors possess the methods and skills that enable them to evaluate published research and think critically about their own ideas and those of others. They are prepared to apply these methods to the problems of community and of the larger society. They are capable of tolerance for the views of others and able to appreciate the value of diversity. The psychology graduate is well prepared for advanced study in psychology and other fields. In addition, the psychology graduate has the skills useful for a wide range of careers, including human resources, management, marketing, and the mental health professions. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in psychology must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, the College speech requirement, COMM 210; a mathematics course at the level of MATH 124 or above (MATH 124 is recommended); the courses listed below, and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives to a minor or second major.

Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences

100 240 340 371 440

Introduction to Psychology Quantitative Analysis Research Methods History of Modern Psychology Experimental Psychology with Laboratory

Two American Studies courses and Five Psychology electives, at least three of which must be 300 level or higher Note: Students, with the help of their advisors, should select electives that form a coherent sequence of courses. Students may choose a sequence in clinical/ counseling, legal/forensic, or developmental psychology. In addition, students and their advisors may develop an individualized sequence of psychology electives. And (select one of the following) PSYCH 498 Research Practicum in Psychology PSYCH 499 Applied Practicum in Psychology PSYCH 451 Senior Thesis in Psychology Note: Students completing a thesis in Psychology may substitute credits from Senior Thesis in Psychology (PSYCH 451)for PSYCH 498. Students who are double majors in Psychology may be eligible to have one Internship serve as their requirement for both majors. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Students should consult with the Chair of the Psychology Department, as well as the Dean or designee of the second major for final approval. Psychology 4+1 Program; Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology The 4+1 Program will allow qualified undergraduate psychology majors the opportunity to begin advanced study during their senior year, thus enabling them to complete advanced study in forensic psychology in less time than would generally be required to complete a comparable advanced degree. In this newly developed program, undergraduate psychology majors will have the opportunity to begin working on a master’s degree during their senior year and have those credits count for both the BA and MA degrees. Students discuss their plans to pursue this program with their advisor in their freshman year. Application into the program takes place through the psychology department with the assistance of the graduate program director early in the student’s second year. During this time, admissions requirements are discussed along with the timeline for completing the GRE (typically in the student’s third year as an undergraduate). Preferred psychology courses in the following areas, prior to enrollment into the 4+1 Program are:

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Personality Abnormal



Forensic



Developmental



Counseling

Students will enroll in 12-15 credits of graduate courses during their senior year, selected from the following list: PSYCH 501 Research Design PSYCH 502 Quantitative Methods I PSYCH 503 Forensic Psychology PSYCH 505 Introduction to Clinical Assessments: Objective Tests PSYCH 509 Methods of Psychotherapy I PSYCH 520 Developmental Psychopathology PSYCH 521 Adult Psychopathology

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100

Introduction to Psychology

and five (5) additional Psychology courses, three of which must be at the 300-level or above.

Theatre Major – See Performing Arts Majors University Writing Program The University Writing Program, offered by the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, creates the intellectual atmosphere in which students can acquire rhetorical knowledge and strategies to write purposefully, incisively and ethically. Students and faculty in the program read closely and critically, explore rhetorical situations and cultural contexts, engage in inquiry, and study the elements of well-reasoned, persuasive discourse. The program sets appropriate performance-based standards to ensure that students incorporate those skills integral to writing cogent arguments. Incoming freshmen who need additional support gaining academic literacy may be required to complete WTNG 100 – Introduction to Academic Writing, with a grade of C- or higher. The University Core Curriculum writing requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the following: WTNG 102 (with a grade of C- or higher) and a 200or 300-level WTNG course. In Expository Writing, students learn how to write wellstructured, well-developed arguments that demonstrate proficiency in standard written English. In the 200- or 300level WTNG course, students’ understanding of the knowledge introduced in WTNG 102 is deepened through the analysis and production of academic, civic, and professional writing.

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School of Education The Roger Williams University School of Education educates reflective leaders whose practice is grounded in a commitment to social justice, civil discourse, global citizenship and educational excellence for all students.

Undergraduate Programs The School of Education at Roger Williams University offers majors and certification programs in Elementary and Secondary Education, and certificate to teach at the Middle School level. Regardless of program, students in the School of Education have opportunitities to acquire a rich background in educational history and philosophy, learning theory and development, and in the art and practice of teaching. The Elementary Education Program major prepares students for a variety of possible career choices. Students may pursue certification to teach in Grades 1-6, or they may select the Educational Studies track. Students in the Elementary Certification track explore content, curriculum, and pedagogy across a broad spectrum of disciplines. In addition to the Elementary Education course sequence, Elementary majors complete the University Core Curriculum requirements and choose a Core Concentration. They also take required history, science, and mathematics courses in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. Undergraduates enrolled in the Secondary Education Program double-major in Education and in the content area they wish to teach. Secondary majors may earn certification to teach grades 7-12 in one or more of the following areas: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Biology, General Science, or Chemistry. The School of Education also offers, through the secondary education program, a PK-12 certification in Foreign Language and Dance Education. Unlike the Elementary education majors, students in the Secondary program are not required to complete a Core Concentration. (Please refer to the Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the core concentration guidelines for double majors.) Students who are seeking certification at either the Elementary or Secondary levels may elect to complete the courses required for the Middle School Certificate Program. In Rhode Island, a certificate to teach in a middle school (grades 5-8) requires that individuals be certified to teach at either the Elementary or Secondary level, complete at least 18-21 credit hours in the content area in which they wish to teach, and complete the three courses required for the Middle School Certificate. The Educational Studies track is designed for students who are interested in education as a discipline but not seeking certification. In addition to the Educational Studies course sequence, majors complete the University Core Curriculum requirements and choose a Core Concentration.

Graduate Programs The Master of Arts in Literacy Program is a part-time, cohort-based course of study for teachers pursuing advanced

certification as a Reading Specialist/Consultant. Applicants must hold a valid, active teaching license.

Certification All certification-track teacher education programs at Roger Williams University are approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Under the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) agreement, our graduates are eligible for certification in Rhode Island and all other states with the exception of Alaska, Iowa and Minnesota. Testing requirements for each state vary.

School of Education Faculty The Roger Williams University School of Education faculty is composed of experienced academics and professionals from diverse educational disciplines. Faculty experience in elementary, middle, and secondary education classrooms contribute to their rich knowledge of subject matter and contemporary approaches to teaching. The faculty’s dedication to educational theory and practice is further exemplified through varied research interests, numerous conference presentations, workshops, and publications, and dedication to professional development activities. Administration Kelly A. Donnell, Ph.D, Dean Professors Alan Canestrari, Ed.D. Bruce A. Marlowe, Ph.D. Rachel L. McCormack, Ed.D Susan L. Pasquarelli, Ed.D. Margaret Thombs, Ph.D. Associate Professors Evgenia (Jenny) Tsankova, Ed.D. Kerri A. Ullucci, Ph.D. Ann G. Winfield, Ph.D Li-Ling Yang, Ph.D.

Guiding Principles for Education Curriculum Development The teacher education programs at Roger Williams University are designed to utilize current theories, research, and practice in Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education. Curriculum development is guided by both core beliefs and current state standards established for the preparation of beginning teachers. Every year the faculty evaluates and revises the curriculum based on student and faculty feedback, current trends in education, and national and state educational standards. Consequently, the professional education that students receive at RWU reflects cutting-edge educational research and practice. Four core beliefs guide curriculum development in the Education Programs at RWU: • A commitment to social justice, civil discourse, global citizenship, and educational excellence for all students;

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A commitment to a developmental approach to the education of both K-12 students and prospective teachers; A belief that teacher preparation programs should emphasize critical reflection with regard to learning outcomes for K-12 students and the performance of real teaching tasks; A belief that pre-service teachers learn about teaching from discussions of theory, research, and pedagogy, as well as from teaching experiences.

These core beliefs support a well-planned teacher education curriculum that helps students gain the pedagogical knowledge (knowledge of instruction), content knowledge (knowledge of subject matter), and pedagogical content knowledge (knowledge of discipline-specific teaching strategies) needed to provide a complete educational experience for children/adolescents. The curriculum allows students to design lesson plans and units to demonstrate teaching and assessment knowledge. Finally, it gives students school- and classroom-based experiences throughout their teacher education program.

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The teacher education programs are designed to ensure that students meet the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS). As prospective teachers, students must demonstrate knowledge and attainment of performance standards that are appropriate for professional teachers. Eleven standards serve as broad instructional and assessment goals for the teacher education programs. These standards are consistent with current theories and practices associated with high quality teacher preparation and performance. They are: 1. Teachers create learning experiences using a broad base of general knowledge that reflects an understanding of the nature of the communities and world in which we live. 2. Teachers have a deep content knowledge base sufficient to create learning experiences that reflect an understanding of central concepts, vocabulary, structures and tools of inquiry of the disciplines/content areas they teach. 3. Teachers create instructional opportunities that reflect an understanding of how children learn and develop. 4. Teachers create instructional opportunities that reflect a respect for the diversity of learners and an understanding of how students differ in their approaches to learning. 5. Teachers create instructional opportunities to encourage all students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, performance skills and literacy across content areas. 6. Teachers create a supportive learning environment that encourages appropriate standards of behavior, positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation. 7. Teachers work collaboratively with all school personnel, families and the broader community to create a professional learning community and environment that supports the improvement of teaching, learning and student achievement.

8. Teachers use effective communication as the vehicle through which students explore, conjecture, discuss and investigate new ideas. 9. Teachers use appropriate formal and informal assessment strategies with individuals and groups of students to determine the impact of instruction on learning, to provide feedback and to plan future instruction. 10. Teachers reflect on their practice and assume responsibility for their own professional development by actively seeking and participating in opportunities to learn and grow as professionals. 11. Teachers maintain professional standards guided by legal and ethical principles.

Performance Assessment of Prospective Teachers Fall 2015 School of Education Admission Requirements In order for RWU students to declare Education as a major, they must present evidence of having met the basic skills requirement as determined by the Rhode Island Department of Education (R.I.D.E.). The basic skills requirement can be met in the following ways: TEST NAME Core Academic Skills for Educators

PASSING SCORE – Fall 2015 150 Math 156 Reading 162 Writing Composite Score of 468 with no test score more than 3 points below the cut. SAT 1150 Composite 530 Verbal; 530 Math ACT 24 Reading 20 Math GRE 1100 Composite (800 Scale Test) With no less than 465 verbal and 584 quantitative 300 Composite (170 Scale Test) With no less than 151 verbal and 147 quantitative WAIVER: Candidates applying to a traditional undergraduate program are not required to retake the Core Academic Skills for Educators exam if they have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of their sophomore year and are within 3 points of the cut scores on each section of the Core Academic Skills for Educators exams. On-going Performance Assessment Requirements The School of Education uses a Performance Assessment System to monitor and evaluate student progress. As part of that system, students develop and maintain an assessment portfolio that is reviewed at each level of the curriculum: Level I: Exploring the Profession – freshman year Level II: Preparing to Teach – sophomore and junior years Level III: Performing in the Classroom – senior year

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EDU 450 Student Teaching EDU 451 Student Teaching Seminar Additional Required Courses: HIST 151 U.S. History I MATH 115 Math for Elementary Education I MATH 116 Math for Elementary Education II MUSIC 171 Basic Musicianship for Elementary Education and Lab All students are required to have field experiences in a variety of settings, including experiences in urban schools.

Secondary Teacher Education Certificate Program Requirements Level I: Exploring the Profession Coursework EDU 200 Foundations of Education EDU 202 Psychology of Learning and Development Level II: Preparing to Teach Coursework EDU 306 Classroom Applications of Technology at the Middle and Secondary School Level EDU 330 Issues in Multicultural Education EDU 356 Middle and Secondary School Level Special Education Practice EDU 363 Literacy Across the Curriculum EDU 373 Issues in Middle and Secondary Health Education Three additional pedagogical content knowledge courses in the certification area, the third of which is taken simultaneously with Practicum, and is understood as belonging to Curriculum Level II: Secondary Mathematics only: EDU 390 Teaching Secondary Mathematics through Inquiry EDU 391 Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Geometry, Data, and Trigonometry EDU 414 Capstone: Mathematics Education Secondary Science only: EDU 392 Teaching Secondary Science through Inquiry EDU 393 Standards-Based Science in the Secondary School EDU 411 Capstone: Science Education Secondary English only: EDU 394 Teaching Reading and Literature in the High School EDU 395 Teaching Writing in the High School EDU 412 Capstone: Multicultural Adolescent Literature Secondary Social Studies only: EDU 384 Teaching World Geography EDU 396 Historical Thinking in Context EDU 397 Historical Inquiry in Context EDU 413 Capstone: Ways of Knowing – History and Social Studies POLSC 100 American Government and Politics ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics PK-12 Foreign Language only: EDU 398 Teaching Standards-based World Languages and Culture EDU 399 Teaching Literacy to World Language Learners

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The performance assessment is one of many measures the School of Education uses to evaluate students’ progress toward meeting the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS). Matriculation in the program is contingent upon successful performance assessment reviews. Throughout their programs, students plan, develop and experiment with instructional materials and strategies in both the University classroom and public school settings. As students proceed through coursework, they build their performance assessment portfolios, self-assess their pedagogical knowledge and skills, and set goals aligned with the RIPTS. Performance assessment evaluations are used to determine whether students are progressing toward meeting the standards and are used to move students from one curriculum level to another. In addition, education students must achieve a GPA of 2.75 or higher to enter Curriculum Level III: Performing in the Classroom. Field experiences are required in all courses. The Elementary and Secondary programs include a minimum of 100 hours of Practicum and one full semester (14 weeks) of Student Teaching. During Student Teaching, students also enroll in a Student Teaching Seminar. The State of Rhode Island requires all applicants for certification in Elementary and Secondary Education to pass the state licensure examination(s). Students typically take the licensure examination(s) before they matriculate to Curriculum Level III.

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415 101

Capstone: Foreign Language Education Introduction to Linguistics (required of Foreign Language/Secondary Education majors only)

PK-12 Dance only: DANCE 460 Teaching Techniques, Musical Concepts, and Rhythmic Analysis EDU 388 Teaching Ethnology and History of Dance EDU 416 Capstone: Applications in Dance Methodology and Best Practices Level III: Performing in the Classroom Coursework EDU 376 Secondary Education Practicum EDU 450 Student Teaching EDU 451 Student Teaching Seminar All students are required to have field experiences in a variety of settings, including experiences in urban schools.

The Educational Studies Program In the Educational Studies major, students are prepared for productive careers and future study in a field committed to serving the larger community. Students in the Educational Studies major have a wide range of career and advanced education options in non-profit, corporate, as well as educational settings. An exciting element of the Educational Studies major is the opportunity it provides students to combine strong content background through required coursework and a core concentration with flexibility in participation in community service and internships, research, and intercultural exploration through education and other electives. For example, a student may choose the Foreign Language and Culture Concentration which affords him or her immersion in global and multicultural perspectives. The student may also choose among electives in educational research, content, pedagogy, and service that draw from a range of interdisciplinary areas. Students are not prepared for a teaching certificate in this major. Required Courses EDU 200 Foundations of Education EDU 202 Psychology of Learning

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308 310 312 314 316 318 330 332 452 453

Technology and Education Curriculum Studies Introduction to Educational Research Applied Internship in Education I Classrooms as Communities Educational Reform and Policy Issues in Multicultural Education Responding to Diverse Learners Applied Internship in Education II Senior Thesis Seminar

Select 9 additional credits in EDU or other approved Electives

The Educational Studies Minor EDU 200 Foundations of Education EDU 202 Psychology of Learning EDU 308 Technology and Education EDU 310 Curriculum Studies EDU 330 Issues in Multicultural Education and One course from the following list EDU 312 Introduction to Educational Research EDU 314 Applied Internship in Education I EDU 316 Classrooms as Communities EDU 318 Education Reform and Policy EDU 332 Responding to Diverse Learners Middle School Certificate Course Requirements Successful matriculation in an Elementary or Secondary Education Program and the following coursework: EDU 381/541 Young Adolescent Development EDU 382/542 Middle School Curriculum and School Organization EDU 383/543 Applied Middle School Instruction and Assessment

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School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation brings diverse individuals together into an educational community dedicated to the creation and stewardship of the built and cultural environments. We prepare students for leadership in professional practice, service and individual creative pursuits. We achieve this through multidisciplinary educational programs set within a collegial environment guided by the principles of inquiry, conscience and tolerance espoused by the University’s namesake, Roger Williams. The School exists to prepare students from many backgrounds and experiences for a variety of roles within a global society, with its continuing need for educated citizens who have the knowledge, skills and commitment to improve our surroundings.

Educational Philosophy The School is committed to balance between creation and conservation, aesthetic and technical pursuits, national and international perspectives, individual exploration and community involvement, classroom and lifelong learning. We work to achieve this balance through a variety of teaching situations – studios, lectures, seminars, internships, study abroad, field work, tutorials, public forums, required community service – which engage students, faculty, and those active in the field in close relationships. We serve a continuum of student groups, building from a core of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs to include High School and Career Discovery, postprofessional and continuing education opportunities. The School extends itself most fully as a center for the study of architecture, art and historic preservation by bringing people together around topics and works of international significance in public events, professional conferences and communitygenerated initiatives. We view the worlds of knowledge and experience as open-ended. Education in the School therefore encourages the complementary pursuits of learning and practice, reflection and action, of accessibility and flexibility; along with a sense of perspective, adaptation, and transcendence. The skills which best serve these values incorporate intuition, critical

thinking and problem solving; as well as abilities with spoken, written, graphic and spatial media. In a world of continuous technological change, which presents challenges to established cultures, these timeless values and skills endure. They exist as relevant tools for contemporary life and practice, and as a means toward advancing the cause of a humane and civilized environment for all.

Programs of Study The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation offers an array of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Architecture, Visual Arts Studies, Historic Preservation, and Art and Architectural History. Undergraduate students in all majors pursue parallel University Core Curriculum and Departmental Core studies in foundation years, before expanding into optional tracks and topical areas at advanced levels. Students are encouraged to assume increasing responsibility for the choice and direction of their inquiry and career path as they advance. Architecture majors complete the Departmental Core in pursuing either the four year Bachelor of Science degree, or the NAABAccredited Bachelor of Science/Master of Architecture professional degree sequence, which is normally completed in a 4+2 year advisement sequence, but other advisement options are available. Art and Architectural History majors complete a foundation of introductory and intermediate courses, before pursuing optional concentrations in Art History or Architectural History at the advanced level. They can also pursue a 4 + 1 BA/MA in Art and Architectural History advisement program. Historic Preservation majors complete a departmental core before advancing into focused studies in Field Training and Professional Practice, and can also pursue a 4+1 BS/MS in Historic Preservation advisement program. Visual Arts Studies majors can complete either a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Studies or a professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Studies program, for those interested in a more concentrated arts and studio experience. Foundation requirements followed by optional primary and secondary concentrations. All students in the School are encouraged to pursue minors throughout the University, and to select within the School from minors available in each major area. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Credits

Professional Accreditation

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NAAB

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ART B.A. in Visual Arts Studies BFA in Visual Arts Studies

4 4

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION B.S. in Historic Preservation M.S. in Historic Preservation

4 1

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M.S. in Historic Preservation B.S./M.S. in Historic Preservation J.D./M.S. in Historic Preservation

2 5 3-4

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ART AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY B.A. in Art + Architectural History M.A. in Art + Architectural History B.A./M.A. in Art + Architectural History

4 1 5

120 36 150

Univ. Req. Univ. Req. Univ. Req.

MAJORS/DEGREE

ARCHITECTURE B.S. in Architecture B.S in Architecture/ Master of Architecture sequence Master of Architecture

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The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation is housed in Bristol in two facilities on the Roger Williams University campus, with additional space off-campus for advanced students in Visual Arts Studies. Architecture, Art and Architectural History, and Historic Preservation are located in an award-winning 45,000-square-foot building that opened in 1987, that was expanded in two phases by an additional 20,000 square-feet beginning in 2005. Kite-Palmer Associates, Providence, R.I., were selected to design the original building through a national competition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, and William Kite Architects were again selected for the expansion. The building includes the Samsung Design Studio featuring 375 Architecture student workstations equipped with Samsung monitors connected into the University rCloud virtual desktop computing infostructure, review and seminar rooms, Design Computing Laboratory, Architecture Library, Photography Studio and Darkroom, a Woodworking Studio/Model Shop, Exhibition Gallery, a well-equipped Lecture Theater, seminar/classrooms and review space, equipped with Samsung interactive touch screens for presentations and work-in-progress, Building Materials and Conservation Lab, Digital Manufacturing Lab, and faculty offices. Art studios equipped for drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking are located in the Art building. Lecture and classroom courses are held in shared University facilities in Bristol. In 2010 an “Art Warehouse” space was created in Bristol providing dedicated studio and exhibition space for advanced Visual Arts students. Roger Williams University Florence Study Abroad includes a

Admissions Requirements

Univ. Req., Portfolio Univ. Req., Portfolio Mid-point review B.A. or B.S. in Architecture B.A. or B.S. degree

dedicated Architecture Design Studio for 32 students at the Palazzo Bangani, with classroom and design review space at the Palazzo Rucellai, a landmark of the Renaissance. Students have free access to software in computer labs and from their own devices, and to plotting. Available software packages in labs and on the rCloud include the complete Autodesk Suite (AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3D Studio Max), the Adobe Design Premium Creative Suite (Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, Form Z, Bonzai, Sketchup, Rhino, Final Cut Pro, Arch GIS, Multiframe, Flovent and CATT Acoustics packages for a variety of visualization, lighting, acoustics, energy and structural analysis activities. Students have access to video cameras, and mobile computing and projection stations, which can be relocated around the building in support of Design Studio Reviews, lectures, and class presentations. The laboratory space is able to be re-configured to accommodate individual seminar and design studio presentations. The entire Architecture Design Studio is networked for student laptop access from their desks, with the new graduate studio featuring wireless access. The Architecture Library collection includes more than 24,000 books and 60,000 slides, a digital collection comprising over 80,000 images, and subscribes to over 200 periodicals and journals. The Historic Preservation collection, considered one of the best of its kind in New England, includes the H.R. Hitchcock Collection of American Architecture books on microfilm, the complete HABS photographic collection, and international serials. The Woodworking Studio/Model Shop is configured to accommodate studio and lab classes, and is wellequipped to serve individual student use over extended hours.

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Thanks to a partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and NVIDIA, Roger Williams University is on the cutting edge of technology with industry-leading screen quality and a virtual desktop infrastructure (also known as the rCloud) that mirrors – and in some cases exceeds – the professional environment. Available to students in the School of Continuing Studies and School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, where each workstation is outfitted with a 27-inch LED monitor and anytime access to critical design software and advanced applications (including AutoCAD, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite, among others) via the rCloud, the enhanced technology is greatly improving design time and cohesion among students. In addition, 65-inch interactive whiteboards adorn meeting areas, yielding greater interaction among students and faculty in both schools. Roger Williams is one of the first universities nationwide to implement this advanced technology program, and with early outcomes proving positive, is expanding the initiative campus-wide in 2014/15 in the University Learning Commons, and for the rCloud in all academic areas.

School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Faculty Stephen White, AIA, Dean and Professor of Architecture Gregory Laramie, AIA, Associate Dean ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS Majors include the four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, the 4+1.5-2 Bachelor of Science/Master of Architecture professional degree sequence, the Master of Architecture sequence for those with pre-professional degrees in Architecture from other institutions, and a post-professional Master of Science in Architecture with optional concentrations in the areas of Sustainable Design, Historic Preservation, Digital Media and Urban Design. An undergraduate minor is also available. Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation: Hasan-Uddin Khan Professors: Edgar G. Adams, Jr., Julian Bonder, Sarah Butler, Luis Carranza, Andrew Cohen, Ulker Copur, Gail G. Fenske, Nermin Kura, Philip Marshall, Eleftherios Pavlides, Jeffrey Staats, Mete Turan, Stephen White Associate Professors: Patrick Charles, Robert Dermody, Gary Graham, FAIA Assistant Professors: Anne Proctor, Jeremy Wells, Leonard Yui ART AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY PROGRAMS Majors include the Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History, with concentration options in either Art History or Architectural History and the Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History. Minors are available in Art and Architectural History. Professors: Sarah Butler, Luis Carranza, Ulker Copur, Gail G. Fenske, Nermin Kura

Associate Professors: Randall Van Schepen Assistant Professor: Anne Proctor HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAMS Majors include the Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation, and the Master of Science in Historic Preservation. Minors are available in Historic Preservation. Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation: Hasan-Uddin Khan Professors: Edgar G. Adams, Jr., Julian Bonder, Sarah Butler, Andrew Cohen, Ulker Copur, Nermin Kura, Philip Cryan Marshall, Eleftherios Pavlides, Stephen White Associate Professors: Randall Van Schepen Assistant Professors: Anne Proctor, Jeremy Wells VISUAL ARTS STUDIES PROGRAMS Majors include the both the liberal arts Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Studies, and the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Studies. Primary media concentrations are available within the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Animation and Video; Painting, Drawing and Printmaking; Sculpture; or Photography and Digital Media. Minors are available in Visual Arts Studies in the concentration areas outlined above. Professors: Sarah Butler, Luis Carranza, Nermin Kura, Michael Rich, Jeffrey Silverthorne Associate Professors: Elizabeth Duffy, Murray McMillan, Anne Tait, Randall Van Schepen Assistant Professor: Anne Proctor

Special Programs Degree programs in the School are supplemented by many special programs: Teaching Firm in Residence/Visiting Professor Program Since 2007, the School has hosted a unique Architecture Teaching Firm in Residence and Visiting Professor program, bringing the highest quality educators and practitioners to the Architecture Program. Teaching Firms and Visiting Professors have included Gray Organschi Architecture, Charles Rose Architects, Studio Luz, Ann Beha Architects, Perkins & Will, Kallmann McKinnell Wood, Brian Healy Architects, Taylor Burs Architects, Alex Anmahian Associates, designLAB; Paul Lukez Architects, Sasaki; Tangram Architects Amsterdam; Hernan Maldonado and Max Rohm, Buenos Aires. Studio Critics and Lecturers More than 250+ Visiting Critics and Lecturers attended Architecture design studio reviews, Visual Arts Studies critiques, and coursework across the school each year, supported through donor gifts, and through the School’s operational funds. The Visiting Critic program is by far the most extensive professional-academic collaboration that takes place at the School, and one of the most important.

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Public Events Series The series introduces students, professionals and the public to the work and ideas of people celebrated in their fields, and helps establish a standard of excellence for the School through lectures, exhibitions and conferences. Evening Lectures Lecturers who have visited the School in the past several years include architects, landscape architects, artists, historians, critics and perservationists of national and international achievement. These include Charles Rose, Florencia Rodriguez, James O’Gorman, Tom Deininger, Michael Mills, Sally Cornelison, Lone Wiggers, Vladimir Belogolovsky, Jose Ramon Ramirez, Patricia Hillis, Sarah Walko, Anthony Piermarini, Brian Healy, Kyu Sung Woo, Lawrence Speck, Karl Daubmann, Kenneth Fampton, Shari Mendelson and Ilene Sunshine, Robert Miklos, Eve Andre Laramee, Mark Tsurumaki, David Burns, Natalie Kampen, Ciro Najle, Jess Frost, Suzanne Blier, R. Shane Williamson, Mark Foster Gage, Bart Mispelblom and Charlotte ten Dijke, Paul Lukez, Alan Organschi, Fernando Lara, Marty Doscher, Hunter Palmer, Ken Yeang, Mary Bergstein, Greg Pasquarelli, Jeff Talman, Nader Tehrani, Marlon Blackwell. Endowed Historic Preservation Events Series A generous anonymous bequest has permitted the establishment of an endowment to support public and special events programs related to Historic Preservation. Additional support from the Felicia Fund, the Newport Restoration Foundation, the Amica Foundation, and individual donors enhance the series. Since 2002, the fund has supported the RWU International Fellows Summer Program, focusing on interrelationships between regional and international historic preservation and architecture issues, as well Historic Preservation Endowed lectures, including Gustavo Araoz, Jean Carroon, Scott Simpson, T. Gunny Harboe, David Perkes, Michael Mills. Exhibitions and Conferences As part of the School’s ongoing exhibition program of professional, alumni, and student work, many traveling exhibitions are brought to campus, supplementing the annual Student Academic Showcase and Visual Arts Studies Senior Show. Recent exhibitions have included “All Natural — Charles Rose Architects”, “New Portraits”, Tom Deininger, “The Clown is in Session”, Kylie Wyman, “Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis — Recent Work”, “SAAHP Architecture Faculty: Explorations and Realizations”, “Be Brave”, Eve Andre Laramee, “The Preservation Movement Then and Now”, “Finders Keepers: Work by Shari Mendelson and Ilene Sunshine”, “Tangram Works”, Amsterdam, “Supersymmetry”, Mark Foster Gage, “Shaded Cities”, Charles Hagenah, “Building as a Radical Act: Gray Organschi Architecture”, “In The Making”, William Lamson Artist, “Movement” by Robert Siegel, “China Three Rivers Project” by Joy Garnett, “Seeking Intersections: Hernan Maldonado and Max Rohm, “Mouth to Mouth” by Jeff Talman, “Firenze XP: RWU Architecture Florence Program”, “The Big Blue” by Tayo Heuser. Recent conferences include “Directions in 21st Century Preservation” co-sponsored by Historic New England, and “The Tectonics of Teaching”, a conference of the Building Technology Educators Society (BTES), co-sponsored by NJIT.

Regional Resources The nearby cities of Providence, Newport, Boston, and New Haven are excellent laboratories of design, and the sites of major works by 19th and 20th century architects and landscape architects such as Alvar Aalto, Walter Gropius, Louis Kahn, LeCorbusier, McKim Mead and White, Fredrick Law Olmsted, H.H. Richardson, I.M. Pei, Steven Holl, Frank Gehry, and Jose Lluis Sert. New England is an exceptional resource for the arts with many cultural institutions and extensive collections, and for preservation education as an extensively preserved historic environment. These traditional and contemporary environments are continually engaged by students in the School in field activities integrated with student coursework. International and National Travel Opportunities The School supports many special short-term travel opportunities for coursework each year to international and national sites of important for the schools majors. In recent years, this has included support for faculty-led trips to Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, Athens, Paris, Egypt, Chicago, Washington DC and other sites.

Study Abroad Opportunities The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation sponsors undergraduate study abroad opportunities in Florence through a semester long study Abroad for all SAAHP majors, as well as an exchange with Yokohama National University, Japan. Several three week Winter or Summer session programs are available to undergraduate and graduate students: in Art + Architectural History programs to Egypt, Cambodia and Japan; in Architecture to the Netherlands or Munich. Architecture semester long Graduate Study Abroad is available in alternate Fall semesters to Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, and students may study in Beijing, and Istanbul in concert with leading universities and architecture firms in each location. Additionally, faculty periodically lead shorter study trips to other international sites as part of Roger Williams coursework. Roger Williams University Semester Abroad in Italy Program Beginning in Fall 1999, Roger Williams University established an Italian study abroad program in Rome, and in 2001 added a location in Florence. Students in the School’s majors in Architecture, Visual Arts Studies, Historic Preservation, and Art and Architectural History may study in Florence either for a semester or a full year. The University program is based at the Institute for Fine and Liberal Arts at the Palazzo Rucellai, designed by Alberti. Facilities are supplemented for architecture students by a dedicated design studio facility. A full variety of courses in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences is offered.

Summer Programs in Bristol Summer Studies Summer studies in each of the School’s major and minor areas are aimed at enrichment, acceleration and special projects in the interactive environment that characterizes summer study. A program of studies is scheduled each summer for students at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels at the Bristol campus, with study abroad opportunities each summer as well.

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Architecture Programs Architecture programs at Roger Williams University develop the broadly educated person through exposure to the liberal arts and humanities, while also offering rigorous professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels, culminating in an accredited professional Master of Architecture degree. Architecture is an integrative discipline that expresses human values through the design of the built environment. It considers a diverse range of issues at the scale of the region, site, space and detail in a way that speaks to the past, present, and possible sustainable futures. Architecture, as a profession, engages nature and culture, art and technology, service and practice, within both the local and global realms in a way that is respectful to the diversity of our increasingly pluralistic society. Students acquire the design and technical skills and expertise needed to be effective as collaborators and leaders working across disciplines. They develop the strategic thinking and communication skills required to tackle the diverse

range of issues that influence architectural discourse and practice, from those of sustainability and urbanism to historic preservation. Students are challenged at each stage of their education to consider the consequences of their actions in a culturally and environmentally responsive manner. Students expand their scope and knowledge through the pursuit of minors at the undergraduate level and concentrations at the graduate level. Study abroad opportunities, community engagement, and close working relationships with faculty, visiting critics, and regional and international practitioners, enhance their education. The Roger Williams University architecture program fosters a lifelong engagement with critical issues, helping students to be active in enhancing their profession, their communities, and society at large. Programs The Architecture program offers pre-professional, professional and post-professional degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program melds a liberal arts education with intensive pre-professional education leading to a professional Master of Architecture degree or to advanced studies in any number of related disciplines including Historic Preservation, and Art & Architectural History. The Master of Architecture program also accepts students from other preprofessional degree programs in Architecture. Students who have attended architecture-related undergraduate programs may also be considered for transfer credit in certain courses. Professional Degree Program Accreditation In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. Roger Williams University offers the following NAABaccredited degree programs: M. Arch. (pre-professional degree + advanced undergraduate credits+ 38 graduate credits) Next accreditation visit: 2018

SPECIAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS Professional Degree Threshold Review: Mid-Point and Advanced Reviews Bachelor of Science/Master of Architecture 4+1.5-2 degree sequence Students are required to have achieved a 2.67 cumulative GPA, and completed all required coursework in published program outlines, at the end of the five semester Architecture Core in order to continue directly toward completion of the Bachelor of Science/Master of Architecture professional degree sequence.

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Summer Academy in Architecture The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation offers an intensive four-week Summer Academy program in Architecture for high school students who have successfully completed their junior year of study, and who are interested in considering future college level studies. The program offers a variety of studio, seminar and field experiences, extracurricular activities and field trips. Students are advised on college admission processes and portfolio development in preparation for college applications. Supervised dormitory life, with student activities programming on evenings and weekends, is included in the program. Students receive college credit in ARCH 100, Exploring Architecture (3 credits), for successfully completing the Academy. Summer Academy students study in the School’s awardwinning facilities alongside undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in School’s Summer Programs. They are encouraged to participate in our Summer Public Events Series inclusive of Lectures and Exhibitions, and a major summer event, the International Fellows Program, which brings world-renowned practitioners and scholars to campus for a two-day conference. International Fellows Program The SAAHP International Fellows Program has focused broadly since its inception in 1999 on issues and practices dealing with the contemporary built environment. The sessions are aimed at midcareer and senior professionals who work with a distinguished international faculty. Fellows are drawn from the public and private sector, as well as from academic institutions. The program is purposely multi-disciplinary. One intensive session per year is held over a one to two day period, some of which are conducted in conjunction with other institutions add greater diversity to the offering. Recent programs include Sustaining the Built Heritage: International Preservation and Urban Conservation (2001); Extreme Architecture: Conservation and Revitalization (2002), International Architects: Asia featuring Charles Correa (2003), Building the Future: Difference in International and Local Urban Conservation and Development (2004), Value and Vision: International Scenarios for Architecture, Urban Conservation and Development (2005), Iconic Architecture and Places (2006), and Sustainable Urban Conservation and Development (2008). The next offering is anticipated in Summer 2015.

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At the end of the 7th semester of study, students must successfully pass a Portfolio Review of Advanced Architectural Design Studio work. The portfolio may include other exemplary work from Architecture as well as other creative and research work.

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Students pursuing the professional degree sequence subsequently complete all 500-600 level coursework at graduate academic standards, which include achieving a minimum passing grade of B- in any 500-600 level course, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all 500-600 level courses. Students with Senior Standing and who have achieved a 2.67 cumulative GPA may register for graduate coursework with approval of the instructor and the dean. Re-application to Master of Architecture professional degree programs Eligible students choosing not to pursue the professional degree, and those who are unsuccessful in meeting the above requirements, work to complete the four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, or pursue other options. Students who do not initially meet Professional Degree Threshold Review requirements may re-apply for admission to the professional degree sequence, following completion of additional coursework that improves their record, consistent with GPA and Portfolio Review levels outlined above. Special Academic Regulations B.S. in Architecture / Master of Architecture 4 + 1.5-2 program The following regulations supplement standard RWU Graduate Academic Regulations. Semester Course Load, Status and Aid Eligibility To be classified as a full-time student, students must be enrolled in coursework totaling at least 9 credit hours at the graduate level per semester. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Bachelor of Science in Architecture/Master of Architecture students may not enroll in coursework totaling more than 17 credit hours per semester, with a normal graduate load of 12-14 credits. Students pursuing the 4+1.5-2 degree subsequently complete all 500-600 level coursework at graduate academic standards, which include achieving a minimum passing grade of B- in any 500-600 level course, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all 500-600 level courses. Change of Major/Internal Transfer Requirements Students who are undeclared or are majors in other programs of the University interested in pursuing architecture must apply for admission to the program as internal transfer candidates in either Fall or Spring semester. Interested students should contact the Dean’s Office for more information. Grade Appeal-Studio Courses A student may appeal a grade received in a studio course he or she believes to be inaccurate by making a written request to the Dean. The Dean then appoints a faculty panel, usually consisting of three faculty members, to hear the appeal. The panel consults with the student as well as the instructor. The student may bring another student’s work for the panel to consider for comparative purposes. The panel carries out its deliberations in private, following discussion of the work by the panel, student, and instructor. The panel has the authority to

maintain the grade, or to raise it. The panel’s decision is final and is communicated to the student immediately.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree Program The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree serves both as a non-professional liberal arts degree, and as preparation for further graduate study in architecture and related fields. Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree may apply to professional Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture and Doctor of Architecture professional degree programs in order to fulfill their educational requirements toward professional registration in architecture. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students pursuing the four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program must successfully complete the following required courses and electives, in addition to the University Core Curriculum requirements. Mathematics Requirement MATH 136-Precalculus or MATH 213-Calculus I & Lab are required for all architecture majors and are a prerequisite for required courses in structures. Successful completion of one of these courses also fulfills the University’s Core requirement in mathematics. Students are encouraged to complete the highest level of mathematics that they place into, in recognition of the fact that some Roger Williams University minors and graduate study options at other institutions may require calculus. Students seeking to complete a Minor in Structural Engineering must complete MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab. Science Requirement Architecture majors are required to complete PHYS 109-Physics I-Algebra Based and Lab or PHYS 201-Physics I-Calculus Based and Lab or ENGR 210, and either CORE 101 Science or BIO 104-Biology II or NATSC 103-Earth Systems Science and Lab. Both BIO 104 and NATSC 103 count toward the Core Concentration and Minor in Sustainability Studies. Design Students are required to complete the five-course Architectural Design Core Studio sequence, and one advanced architectural design studio. The Core consists of five sequential semesters addressing fundamental architectural design issues, and graphic and computer communications skills. An advanced architectural studio or a topical studio in urban issues completes the studio sequence. ARCH 113 Architectural Design Core Studio I ARCH 114 Architectural Design Core Studio II ARCH 213 Architectural Design Core Studio III ARCH 214 Architectural Design Core Studio IV ARCH 313 Architectural Design Core Studio V ARCH 413 Advanced Architectural Design Studio or ARCH 416 Advanced Topical Design Studio: Urban History/Theory The History/Theory sequence is a combination of required introductory and intermediate courses, and advanced elective options. AAH ARCH ARCH

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ARCH 321 Site and Environment Students may pursue advanced Environment and Human Behavior electives from a menu of Architecture Electives options. Technical Systems The Technical Systems sequence is intended to make students aware of practical and theoretical aspects of the interrelationships between materials, building systems, and structures, an understanding of which is essential for both functional and imaginative design. ARCH 335 Structure, Form and Order ARCH 231 Construction Materials and Assemblies I ARCH 333 Building Systems: Equipment forBuildings Students may pursue advanced Technical Systems courses from a menu of Architecture Elective options. Practice and Professional Development ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing ARCH 287 Introduction to Computer Applications in Design Students may pursue Advanced Practice and Professional Development courses from a menu of Architecture Elective options. Architecture Electives Completion of one Architecture Elective is required for graduation. Architecture Electives complement required coursework, providing an enhanced knowledge base in areas of faculty expertise. Students are also eligible to register for graduate level Architecture Electives during their senior year. ARCH ARCH ARCH ARCH

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Special Topics in Architecture Introduction to Landscape Architecture Architecture in Context Dutch Architecture: The Enduring 20th Century Legacy ARCH 484 Construction Estimating and Scheduling ARCH 487 Digital Modeling ARCH 488 Computer Applications for Professional Practice 300 level or above Historic Preservation Courses 500 level or above Architecture Electives (with permission)

Electives Completion of two electives is required for graduation. Students are advised to apply one of these electives to expand the University Core Concentration into a minor. Students are free to choose from the University’s course offerings to satisfy this requirement. Pre-requisites for MATH 136 Precalculus (Math 117 College Algebra) and prerequisites for WTNG 102 Expository Writing, (WTNG 100 Introduction to Academic Writing) will not count as electives toward the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture / Master of Architecture 4+1.5-2 Degree Sequence The Bachelor of Science in Architecture/Master of Architecture 4+1.5-2 degree program is an NAAB-accredited Architecture professional degree sequence. Students can expect to complete the degree program sequence through a program of five and one half or six years of study, though students may accelerate through summer study. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Architecture/ Master of Architecture professional degree program must successfully complete the following required courses and electives, in addition the University Core Curriculum requirements. Students complete a minimum of 10 500-600 level courses and 38 credits at the graduate level. Mathematics Requirement Math 136 Precalculus or MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab are required for all Architecture majors, and are a prerequisite for required courses in the structures sequence. Successful completion of one of these courses also fulfills the University’s Core requirement in mathematics. Students are encouraged to complete the highest level of mathematics that they place into, in recognition of the fact that some Roger Williams University minors and graduate study options at other universities may require calculus. Students seeking to complete a Minor in Structural Engineering must complete MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab. Science Requirement Architecture majors are required to complete PHYS 109-Physics I-Algebra Based and Lab or PHYS 201-Physics I-Calculus Based and Lab or ENGR 210, and either CORE 101 Science or BIO 104-Biology II or NATSC 103-Earth Systems Science and Lab. Both BIO 104 and NATSC 103 count toward the Core Concentration and Minor in Sustainability Studies. Design The design studio sequence consists of core studios, advanced undergraduate studios, comprehensive design studio, graduate studios, and a final graduate thesis design studio. The Core consists of five sequential semesters addressing fundamental architectural design issues, and graphic skills. This is followed by one semester of advanced architectural design studio and one advanced topical studio in urban issues. At the graduate level, students undertake comprehensive design studio, and two additional graduate topical studios, before exploring a thesis topic of their own choosing for the final semester of the professional degree program.

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And one of the following Intermediate Level course options ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form ARCH 327 History of American Architecture ARCH 328 Renaissance Architecture in Perspective ARCH 329 History of Landscape Architecture AAH 313 Arts and Architecture of Africa AAH 321 Arts and Architecture in the Classical World AAH 322 Arts and Architecture in the Medieval World AAH 323 Arts and Architecture in the Islamic World AAH 330 Topics in Art and Architectural History HP 341 Pre-Industrial America HP 342 Industrial America Students may pursue advanced History/Theory electives from a menu of Architecture Electives options. Environment and Human Behavior The Environment and Human Behavior sequence is a two-part structure of required intermediate level courses, and advanced elective options.

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ARCH 613 History/Theory The History/Theory sequence is a three-part structure of required introductory and intermediate courses, and advanced elective options. Students complete a two-course introductory survey of Art and Architectural History, followed by a History of Modern Architecture and Theory of Architecture requirements, one intermediate course in the History of Architecture chosen from a broad menu of options, and one advanced elective option:

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AAH 121-122 History of Art and Architecture I-II ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture ARCH 322 Theory of Architecture and one of the following Intermediate Level Course Options ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form ARCH 327 History of American Architecture ARCH 328 Renaissance Architecture in Perspective ARCH 329 History of Landscape Architecture AAH 313 Arts and Architecture of Africa AAH 321 Arts and Architecture in the Classical World AAH 322 Arts and Architecture in the Medieval World AAH 323 Arts and Architecture in the Islamic World AAH 330 Topics in Art and Architectural History HP 341 Pre- Industrial America HP 342 Industrial America and one of the following: ARCH 478 Dutch Architecture: The Enduring 20th Century Legacy ARCH 530 Special Topics in Architecture AAH 530 Special Topics (selected topics) AAH 560 The Newport Seminar ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World: A Comparative Perspective ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture and Urbanism ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation HP 391 Architecture and Historic Preservation Abroad HP 530 Special Topics in Historic Preservation Environment and Human Behavior Environment and Human Behavior coursework develops student’s skills and understanding relative to environment, social aspects and research methodology. ARCH ARCH

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Technical Systems The Technical Systems sequence gives students an essential understanding of the practical and theoretical interrelationships between the structural, environmental and enclosure systems of a building, and introduces them to various building materials, assemblies and services. Students complete seven required courses, including a three course structures sequence and two courses each in Construction Materials and Assemblies and in Environmental Systems. ARCH 335 Structure, Form and Order ARCH 434 Design of Structures I ARCH 435 Design of Structures II ARCH 231-331 Construction Materials and Assemblies I and II ARCH 332 Acoustics and Lighting ARCH 333 Building Systems: Electrical for Buildings Practice and Professional Development Practice and Professional Development coursework develops students’ communication skills and understanding of the role of architects within society and in relation to the various participants in the building process. This sequence culminates with the Graduate Thesis Seminar, where students are asked to formulate an independent architectural investigation that engages a set of issues that further their understanding of Architecture as a cultural medium and as a profession. VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture ARCH 287 Computer Applications in Design ARCH 488 Computer Applications for Professional Practice ARCH 542 Professional Practice ARCH 641 Graduate Thesis Research Seminar Architecture Electives In addition to the elective options outlined above in History/ Theory, the completion of four Architecture Electives is required for graduation, with a minimum of three at the Graduate Level. Undergraduate Architecture Electives ARCH 430 Special Topics in Architecture ARCH 461 Introduction to Landscape Architecture ARCH 477 Architecture in Context ARCH 478 Dutch Architecture: The Enduring 20th Century Legacy ARCH 484 Construction Estimating and Scheduling ARCH 487 Digital Modeling ARCH 492 Writing About Architecture 300 Level or Above Historic Preservation courses Graduate Architecture Electives: Graduate electives are grouped in the areas of Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Digital Media and Historic Preservation. In addition, some multidisciplinary Core MS in Architecture courses are available as Architecture Electives. Sustainable Design: ARCH 521 Sustainable Design Seminar, ARCH 593 Sustainable Paradigms, ARCH 594 Urban Ecology, ARCH 533 Detailing the High-performance Envelope, ARCH 535 Introduction to Proactive Simulation, ARCH 536 Special Topics in Sustainable Design.

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Digital Media: ARCH 587 Advanced Computer Applications in Design, ARCH 586 Processing, ARCH 588 Digital Manufacturing, ARCH 589 4-D (Four Dimensional), ARCH 535 Intro to Proactive Simulation, ARCH 538 Special Topics in Digital Media. Historic Preservation: HP 501 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation, HP 502 Preservation Planning, HP 503 Principles of Architectural Conservation, HP 525 Preservation Economics, HP 530 Special Topics in Historic Preservation, HP 681L Historic Rehabilitation Workshop, HP 582L Architectural Conservation, HP 526 Preservation Law and Regulation, HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop. Core MSc in Architecture courses: ARCH 606 Field Research Seminar, ARCH 616 Collaborative Workshop. Misc. Graduate Architecture Electives: AAH 560 The Newport Seminar, ARCH 574 Regionalism in Architecture, ARCH 581 Construction Contract Documents, ARCH 530 Special Topics in Architecture. Electives Completion of two electives outside of the major is required for graduation. Students are advised to apply one of these electives to expand the University Core Concentration into a minor. Students are free to choose from the University’s course offerings to satisfy this requirement. Prerequisites for MATH 136 Precalculus (MATH 117 College Algebra) and prerequisites for WTNG 102 Expository Writing (WTNG 100 Introduction to Academic Writing) will not count as electives toward the Bachelor of Science/Master of Architecture degree sequence.

Architecture Minor Students wishing to explore the ideas and forms associated with architecture, yet not wishing to embark on the major, may elect to minor in this discipline. ARCH ARCH AAH

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Art and Architectural History Roger Williams University offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History degree, along with a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History 4+1 Degree Program. A Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History of one year duration is available to students holding an undergraduate degree in historic preservation, and of two year duration for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in another field. Mission Statement The Art and Architectural History curriculum provides students with a comprehensive background for understanding both the visual arts and architecture in relation to society, culture, and history. The program

employs a multidisciplinary approach to visual culture, drawing from the programs within the School or Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation as well as from subject areas of anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and cultural studies. The synergy between these disciplines promotes awareness of the interconnectedness of the arts and of the close connection of materials and process with meaning. In addition to its focus on the built environment, the Art and Architectural History program provides an opportunity for students to study the philosophical, aesthetic, and social meanings of many other kinds of visual cultural products throughout history and to develop the intellectual tools necessary to engage in analytical and critical study of works of art and architecture. The program prepares students to pursue an academic or professional career within the field. The program makes use of the rich museum and gallery environment of the region for course work as well as for student internships. Art and Architectural History courses offered through the Roger Williams University Florence Study Abroad Program are an exciting and valuable option in completing the major. Students majoring in Art and Architectural History are also encouraged to take those courses relevant to the history of cultures offered in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. The Art and Architectural History major is complementary to others offered in the School. Compact major requirements also allow students to easily complete a double major in any number of liberal arts fields, or certification program in Elementary or Secondary Education. The program prepares students for graduate study in Art and Architectural History, Museum Studies, Education, and careers in teaching, museum work, art conservation or the commercial art world.

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History is a 12-course, 36-credit major. The courses build upon a two-course introductory sequence, a seven-course intermediate level, two advanced seminars and a senior seminar or thesis. This flexible program is tailored to the particular interests and goals of each student who may, beginning at the intermediate level, develop a six-course concentration in either Art History or Architectural History. Introductory Courses AAH 121-122 History of Art and Architecture I-II Intermediate Courses AAH 305 Theory and Methods of Art and Architectural History And six from the following menu of options AAH 311 History of American Art AAH 312 History of Modern Art AAH 313 Arts and Architecture of Africa AAH 317 Giotto to Leonardo AAH 318 Michelangelo to Vasari AAH 319 History of Italian Renaissance Art AAH 320 The Art of Buon Fresco

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Urban Design: ARCH 572 Urban Design Theory, ARCH 594 Urban Ecology, ARCH 524 Evolution of Urban Form, ARCH 529 History of Landscape Architecture, ARCH 561 Landscape Architecture, HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop, ARCH 537 Special Topics in Urban Design.

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AAH 321 Art and Architecture in the Classical World AAH 322 Art and Architecture in the Medieval World AAH 323 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture ARCH 327 History of American Architecture ARCH 328 Renaissance Architecture in Perspective ARCH 329 History of Landscape Architecture AAH 330 Topics in Art and Architectural History HP 341 Pre-industrial America HP 342 Industrial America Advanced Seminars Three of the following: AAH 421 Issues in Contemporary Art AAH 430 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History ARCH 478 Dutch Architecture: An Enduring 20th Century Legacy AAH 523 Nature and Art AAH 530 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History AAH 560 The Newport Seminar ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture and Urbanism ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper 400 level courses in Art and Architectural History from the Institute for Fine and Liberal Arts of the Palazzo Rucellai. or AAH 450 Senior Thesis Optional Concentration Students may elect to pursue a six-course concentration from the intermediate courses and advanced seminars in either Art History or Architectural History. Art History Concentration: six from AAH 311, AAH 312, AAH 313, AAH 317, AAH 318, AAH 319, AAH 321, AAH 322, AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), AAH 421, AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics)

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Architectural History Concentration: six from ARCH 324, ARCH 325, ARCH 327, ARCH 328, ARCH 329, AAH 321, AAH 322, AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), HP 341, HP 342, AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics), ARCH 475, ARCH 530 (relevant topics), ARCH 573, ARCH 575, ARCH 576, ARCH 577

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History/ Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History 4+1 Degree Program Students can expect to complete the degree program sequence through a program of five and one half or six years of study, though students may accelerate through winter intersession or summer study. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS For the Bachelor of Arts degree see Undergraduate Degree Requirements above. In addition to the undergraduate program, students in the B.A./M.A. in Art + Architectural History 4+1 program must

complete the minimum of 36 RWU credit hours at the graduate level and an internship through the SAAHP Career Investment Program. These 500- and 600-level courses include three-credit classes, a travel course (as an option) of three credits. See Master of Arts degree requirements below. All accepted Master’s students will, in conference with their advisor, develop a personal degree program to include electives from select, existing graduate-level offerings, as needed, in SAAHP (art and architectural history, historic preservation, and architecture) and related graduate programs in the university. Students accepted to the Master’s program who do not have a Bachelor of Arts in art and architectural history will, in conference with their advisor, develop a customized degree program to include, as needed, select, existing undergraduatelevel courses that are already part of the B.A. in Art and Architectural History curriculum and/or university offerings. Undergraduate coursework or language course work necessary to meet the graduate degree expectations will not count toward the Master’s curriculum total. At least 30 graduate credits must be taken at RWU.

Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Required Courses (3 credits) AAH 505 Art and Architectural History Theory and Methods Seminar (3 cr.) Elective Courses (33 credits) Eleven from the following options: AAH 520 Themes in World Arts and Architecture AAH 521 Issues in Contemporary Art AAH 522 Sacred Spaces AAH 523 Nature and Art AAH 530 Special Topics/Travel Course: Arts and Architecture of Time and Place AAH 531 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Classical World AAH 532 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Medieval World AAH 533 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture AAH 534 Topics in Modern Art and Architecture AAH 535 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Americas AAH 536 Topics in Art and Architecture of Africa AAH 537 Topics in Art and Architecture of Asia AAH 538 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Islamic World AAH 560 The Newport Seminar AAH 650 Thesis ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper Thesis Option The thesis represents the culminating intellectual experience in the Master’s program. This written essay of publishable quality is produced over two semesters of seminar work in the Research Methods and Thesis courses with an advisor in the area of the student’s research interest. The end product will be evaluated by at least two Graduate Faculty members. Detailed

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Students must notify the school of their intention to pursue this 4+1 track. Students pursuing the 4+1 Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History degree sequence subsequently complete all 500-600 level coursework at graduate academic standards, which include achieving a minimum passing grade of B- in any 500-600 level course, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all 500-600 level courses. Students with Senior Standing and who have achieved a 2.67 cumulative GPA may register for graduate coursework with approval of the instructor and the dean. Graduate Course Grading, GPA and Graduation Requirements The minimum passing grade in graduate-level courses is a B(2.67). The minimum GPA for M.A. in Art and Architectural History graduate students is 3.0. Duration of Study Full-time students are expected to complete all requirements for the MA degree in two years. Parttime completion of the MA is also possible; part-time students typically complete the degree in three to five years. With careful planning, undergraduate students or incoming graduate students with advanced standing, and in consultation with their advisor, can complete the degree requirements in an accelerated time-frame. For example, courses may be taken in winter sessions or as the program develops, in summer mini-mesters, or summer sessions. The program for all MA candidates is determined in discussion with the student’s advisor and is a mix of seminar and lecture courses. The Art and Architectural History Minor AAH 121-122 History of Art and Architecture I-II Two Intermediate Courses from the Art and Architectural History Major Two additional courses from the Art and Architectural History Major, a minimum of one at the 400 level or above.

Historic Preservation Roger Williams University offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation degree, along with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation 4+1 Degree Program. A Master of Science in Historic Preservation of one year duration is available to students holding an undergraduate degree in historic preservation, and of two year duration for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in another field. Students gain an understanding of the field in the greater context of history; the built environment; cooperative community engagement; work with allied professions; on-site documentation, archival research, and design; philosophy, standards and practice. The program introduces research and documentation, architectural conservation, preservation planning and heritage management. These are put into practice through field-based workshops, assignments and internships— all in partnership with area and national organizations and firms. In recognition of the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, historic preservation electives are offered across multiple academic disciplines.

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guidelines for this research paper will be provided. Master’s papers are presented at an end-of year, day-long public seminar and are accessioned by the University library to form an archive of collected student scholarly resources. Course Distribution All students must fulfill a distribution requirement. At least one course must be taken in four of the following eight areas of study with a minimum of one of the four in a region beyond Europe and the Americas: Ancient Greek and Roman Art and Architecture Byzantine and Medieval Art and Architecture Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture Modern European Art and Architecture Art and Architecture of the Americas Art and Architecture of Africa Art and Architecture of Asia Islamic Art and Architecture Concentration in Art History or Architectural History For the optional Master’s degree concentration in art history or in architectural history, students may elect to focus on one of these two fields of study represented in the department. They must complete six of their twelve graduate courses in either Architectural History or Art History. The core course and thesis requirements are the same as the MA in the more integrated Master of Arts degree in Arts and Architecture. Complementary Coursework With the approval of their advisor, students may take courses in the culture, literature, history, and philosophy of their areas of interest. These courses, as well as language courses and studio art courses do not count towards the degree. In the second year of full-time study, or final year of part-time study, students must register for one research methods thesis course and one thesis seminar in which they work under the close supervision of a faculty advisor, thus completing the 36 credit requirement. Foreign Languages In addition to completing the required course work, each student must demonstrate mastery of intermediate level reading proficiency in one foreign language related to their research interests by completing two courses at the intermediate level in that language or by equivalent certification through examination. Student Internship and Employment Through the graduate program every student is required to complete an Internship through the SAAHP Career Investment Program which provides students with a supervised practical environment in which to practice professional skills at a governmental office or agency, nonprofit museum or gallery, or private arts institution. This experience may lead to future positions in the field. 4+1 Bachelor of Arts + Master of Arts Threshold Review: Junior Year Review Students are required to have achieved and maintained a 2.67 cumulative GPA through the end of the sixth semester in order to enter directly into the 4+1 Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History Degree Program. All B.A. in Art and Architectural History students are reviewed for achievement of these standards at this time, and notified of their eligibility to continue with the 4+1 sequence.

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Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation Degree Program DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate majors successfully complete all University Core Curriculum requirements, required coursework in the major, and sufficient electives to total a minimum of 120 credits. Students also complete a non-credit internship to fulfill the University’s Feinstein Service Learning Requirement. Major requirements are divided into three program areas: foundation courses; building styles, technology and culture; and field training and professional practice. Required foundation and upper-level courses are available from select courses throughout the University. Foundation Courses ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture HIST 151 United States History I: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction HIST 152 United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present HP 150 Introduction to Historic Preservation HP 175 Historic Building Documentation HP 301 Principles of Architectural Conservation HP 302 Principles of Preservation Planning Building Styles and Technology AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II HP 160 American Buildings in the Western Tradition HP 341 Pre-Industrial America HP 342 Industrial America Field Training and Professional Practice HP 324L Archival Research HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation HP 382L Architectural Conservation Lab HP 384L Preservation Planning Lab HP 525 Preservation Economics For Honors Students HP 451 Senior Thesis Project

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The Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation 4+1 program, totaling 150 credits, is also available to qualified applicants. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science and Master of Science students must successfully complete all University Core Curriculum requirements and all B.S./M.S. program requirements totaling 152 credits, a non-credit internship requirement to fulfill the University’s Feinstein Service Learning Requirement, and a non-credit internship at the graduate level. Undergraduate major requirements are divided into three program areas: foundation courses; building styles, technology and culture; and field training and professional practice. Required foundation and upper-level courses are available from select courses throughout the University.

Foundation Courses ARCH 101 Foundations of Architecture HIST 151 United States History I: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction HIST 152 United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present HP 150 Introduction to Historic Preservation HP 175 Historic Building Documentation HP 301 Principles of Architectural Conservation HP 302 Principles of Preservation Planning Building Styles, Technology and Culture AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II HP 160 American Buildings in the Western Tradition HP 341 Pre-Industrial America HP 342 Industrial America Field Training and Professional Practice HP 324L Archival Research HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation HP 382L Architectural Conservation Lab HP 384L Preservation Planning Lab HP 525 Preservation Economics For Honors Students HP 451 Senior Thesis Project

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Fundamentals of Historic Preservation Archival Research Preservation Economics Preservation Law and Regulation Professional Practices in Historic Preservation HP 551 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation HP 569 Preservation Internship HP 582L Architectural Conservation Lab HP 631 Preservation Graduate Thesis Seminar HP 681L Historic Rehabilitation Workshop HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop HP 651 Graduate Thesis in Historic Preservation Historic Preservation Electives In consultation with their advisor, students select three graduate-level electives from the following: ARCH ARCH ARCH

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4+1 Bachelor of Science + Master of Science Threshold Review: Junior Year Reviews Students are required to have achieved and maintained a 2.67 cumulative GPA through the end of the sixth semester in order to enter directly into the 4+1 Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Historic Preservation Degree Program. All B.S. in Historic Preservation students are reviewed for achievement of these standards at this time, and notified of their eligibility to continue with the 4+1 sequence. Students must notify the school of their intention to pursue this 4+1 track. Students pursuing the 4+1 Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree sequence subsequently complete all 500-600 level coursework at graduate academic standards, which include achieving a minimum passing grade of B- in any 500-600 level course, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all 500-600 level courses. Students with Senior Standing and who have achieved a 2.67 cumulative GPA may register for graduate coursework with approval of the instructor and the Dean. Graduate Course Grading, GPA and Graduation Requirements The minimum passing grade in graduate-level courses is a B(2.67). The minimum GPA for M.S. in Historic Preservation graduates is a 3.0. Registration in Courses Students pursuing the Master of Science in Historic Preservation who are enrolled in graduate courses may also be enrolled in undergraduate courses during the same semester. In their first year and in consultation with the program director, students in the two-year program select undergraduate and/or graduate

‘bridge’ courses from offerings in historic preservation. With permission of the Dean, undergraduate students in the program may take graduate courses that are part of the program.

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Introduction to Historic Preservation History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation Four of the following courses (of which two must be HP 300 level or above): HP 160 American Buildings in the Western Tradition HP 175 Historic Building Documentation HIST 151 United States History I: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction HIST 152 United States History II: Reconstruction to the Present HP 300/400/500-level courses AAH 430/530 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History (selected topics) ARCH 430/530 Special Topics in Architecture (selected topics)

Visual Arts Studies The Visual Arts program at Roger Williams University prepares students for future careers in the arts with an interdisciplinary spirit and a global perspective. Uniquely located within a community of architects, preservationists and historians, the Visual Arts program plays an active role in bridging the disciplines of the school. The Visual Arts faculty consists of active artists who share their experience with students through lively and challenging discussions and critiques. Media exploration is encouraged throughout the program and culminates in the creation of a cohesive body of work that reflects the individual student’s interests. Emphasis of study is placed on historical as well as contemporary theories in the arts so that students may better place their own artwork within a larger context. Balancing craft and conceptual agility, and new and traditional media, the Visual Arts program positions graduates to engage in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Degree Requirements Roger Williams University offers both the Liberal Arts degree Bachelor of Arts and the Professional degree Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Studies with an opportunity to develop an area of media concentration within the Professional Degree. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Studies must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements in addition to the major requirements. Bachelor of Arts candidates must successfully complete the 17 courses required for the major as well as sufficient electives to total the 120 credits necessary for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates must successfully complete the 28 courses required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Visual Arts students will have a portfolio of their work reviewed by a faculty committee at mid-program and again at the end of the program in a Capstone Review. Senior Visual Arts Studies majors must submit a written thesis, participate in an exhibition and produce a portfolio of their work during their last year at the University.

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Intersections Program The Intersections program is an ongoing, weekly seminar, required of all VARTS majors throughout their college career. Designed to build a sense of community among the students, the program provides a forum for lively discussion around a range of issues in the arts. Lectures, demonstrations, presentations or round-table discussions with students, faculty and guest artists stimulate an ongoing dialogue meant to complement the studio processes of the Visual Arts program. The mandatory requirement of the Intersections program is waived for students studying abroad.

Bachelor of Arts Major Program Requirements Foundation Course Requirements, 4 courses, 12 credits VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting Intermediate Studios, 5 courses, 15 credits The Intermediate Studio sequence is a two-part structure of 2 required courses + 3 intermediate studio options including at least one advanced studio option. Students complete all five required + elective studio courses: VARTS 361 Digital Tools and Methods VARTS 392 Mixed Media Students select three (3) elective studios including at least one VARTS studio course at the 400 level or above: VARTS VARTS VARTS

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Drawing The Figure Renaissance Drawing Techniques Renaissance Drawing Techniques: The Human Figure VARTS 232 Intermediate Concepts in Sculpture VARTS 241 Introduction to Printmaking VARTS 282 Oil Painting VARTS 301 Advanced Drawing: Process and Content VARTS 330 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 333 Advanced Sculpture: Process and Content VARTS 351 Intermediate Concepts in Photography VARTS 352 Advanced Photography: Process and Content VARTS 362 Film, Video and Animation VARTS 363 Digital Media in 3D: Object and Spaces VARTS 364 Intermediate Concepts in Film, Animation and Video VARTS 381 Painting The Figure VARTS 382 Renaissance Apprentice Workshop VARTS 383 The Art of Buon Fresco VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 431 Topics in Sculpture VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/Digital Media VARTS 469 VARTS Coop VARTS 472 Visual Arts Thesis VARTS 481 Topics in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Arts Seminars, 3 courses, 3 credits VARTS 190 VARTS Intersections I VARTS 290 VARTS Intersections II VARTS 390 VARTS Intersections III

Advanced Studies, 3 courses, 11 credits VARTS 471 Visual Arts Professional Practices VARTS 491 Inter-media Workshop (4 credits) VARTS 492 Senior Studio (4 credits) History/Theory, 2 courses, 6 credits AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II

Bachelor of Fine Arts Major Program Requirements Foundation Course Requirements, 4 courses, 12 credits VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting Intermediate Studios, 11 courses, 33 credits Students complete the two required, then nine additional concentration and elective studio courses. Two Required courses: VARTS 361 Digital Tools and Methods VARTS 392 Mixed Media Concentration and Elective Studios 4 intermediate studios, including at least one advanced studio, and 5 additional Visual Arts elective studios. To create the optional media concentration, a sequence of 4 courses must be in the same media area, i.e.: Film, Animation and Video; Painting, Drawing and Printmaking; Photography and Digital Media or Sculpture including at least one VARTS studio course at the 400 level. Elective studios may be from any of the other media areas. Film, Animation and Video VARTS 362 Film, Animation and Video VARTS 363 Digital Media in 3D: Objects and Spaces VARTS 364 Intermediate Concepts in Film, Animation and Video VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/Digital Media* Painting, Drawing and Printmaking VARTS 201 Drawing The Figure VARTS 203 Renaissance Drawing Techniques VARTS 204 Renaissance Drawing Techniques: The Human Figure VARTS 241 Introduction to Printmaking VARTS 282 Oil Painting VARTS 301 Advanced Drawing: Process and Content VARTS 381 Painting The Figure VARTS 382 Renaissance Apprentice Workshop VARTS 383 The Art of Buon Fresco VARTS 481 Topics in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking Photography and Digital Media VARTS 351 Intermediate Concepts in Photography VARTS 352 Advanced Photography: Process and Content VARTS 363 Digital Media in 3D: Objects and Spaces VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/Digital Media* Sculpture VARTS 232 Intermediate Concepts in Sculpture VARTS 333 Advanced Sculpture: Process and Content VARTS 431 Topics in Sculpture *May be applied to either the Film, Video and Animation or Photography and Digital Media Concentrations

Additional Intermediate studio options may be applied to all concentration areas: VARTS 330 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Art Seminars, 3 courses, 3 credits VARTS 190 VARTS Intersections I VARTS 290 VARTS Intersections II VARTS 390 VARTS Intersections III Advanced Studies, 5 courses, 17 credits VARTS 469 VARTS COOP VARTS 471 Visual Arts Professional Practices VARTS 472 Visual Arts Thesis VARTS 491 Inter Media (4 credits) VARTS 492 Senior Studio (4 credits) History/Theory, 5 courses, 15 credits AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I AAH 122 History of Art and Architecture II Students select 2 History/Theory courses from the following menu: AAH 305 Theory and Methods of Art and Architectural History AAH 311 American Art AAH 312 Modern Art AAH 313 African Art AAH 315 Art of Buon Fresco AAH 317 Giotto to Leonardo AAH 318 Michelangelo to Vasari AAH 319 History of Italian Renaissance Art AAH 320 The Art of Buon Fresco AAH 321 Arts & Arch of the Classical World AAH 322 Arts & Arch of the Medieval World AAH 323 Arts+Arch Islamic World ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture ARCH 327 American Architecture ARCH 328 Renaissance Architecture ARCH 329 Landscape Arch AAH 330 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History FILM 101 Introduction to Film Studies HP 341 Pre-Industrial America HP 342 Industrial America and: AAH 421 Issues in Contemporary Art

Visual Arts Studies Minor Visual Art Studies Minors are available in Concentration areas of Film, Animation and Video; Painting, Drawing and Printmaking; Photography and Digital Media and Sculpture. Film, a widely interdisciplinary subject, is located in both the Communications Program and the Visual Arts Studies Program. Both programs work closely together to host a film curriculum that is both diverse and focused. The Communications program emphasizes film culture and history. The Visual Arts Studies Program emphasizes film production.

Requirements Minor in Visual Art Studies: Film, Animation and Video FILM 101 Introduction to Film Studies VARTS 361 Digital Tools and Methods VARTS 362 Film, Animation and Video VARTS 364 Intermediate Concepts in Film, Animation and Video and two of the following: VARTS 330 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 363 Digital Media in 3D: Object and Spaces VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/ Digital Media VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Art Studies COMM 380 Visual Media in Cultural Context FILM 400 Curation and Festival Production Minor in Visual Arts Studies: Painting/Drawing/Printmaking VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting and three of the following: VARTS 201 Drawing The Figure VARTS 241 Introduction to Printmaking VARTS 282 Oil Painting VARTS 301 Advanced Drawing: Process and Content VARTS 330 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 381 Painting The Figure VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 481 Topics in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Arts Studies Minor in Visual Arts Studies: Sculpture VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture and three of the following: VARTS 232 Intermediate Concepts in Sculpture VARTS 330 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 333 Advanced Sculpture: Process and Content VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics In Visual Art VARTS 431 Topics in Sculpture VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Arts Studies Minor in Visual Arts Studies: Photography/Digital Media AAH 121 History of Art and Architecture I VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography VARTS 361 Digital Tools and Methods and three of the following: VARTS 330 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 351 Intermediate Concepts in Photography VARTS 352 Advanced Photography: Process and Content VARTS 363 Digital Media in 3D: Object and Spaces VARTS 392 Mixed Media VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art VARTS 451 Topics in Photography/ Digital Media VARTS 530 Special Topics in Visual Arts Studies

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Mario J. Gabelli School of Business The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business emphasizes excellence in classroom engagement and experiential learning opportunities to develop independent thinkers who understand the responsible and global application of theory to practice.

Overview The Gabelli School of Business offers seven business majors, each leading to a Bachelor of Science degree: Accounting, Business Law (3+3), Economics, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing. The business majors are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, allied majors are offered in Web Development (BS) and Economics (BA). Minor programs of study are offered in Accounting, Arts Management, Business, eBusiness, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Web Development. The Gabelli School of Business was named in honor of Mario J. Gabelli, Wall Street investor and founder of The Gabelli Funds, Inc., of Rye, N.Y., in October 1995. Mr. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management, Inc., is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. Classes in the Gabelli School of Business facilitate student learning through close and continuing interaction with faculty. The faculty conducts classes using a variety of pedagogical approaches: lecture, case analysis and discussion, team projects, visiting executive lectures, and student presentations. Faculty also provide academic and career advising. Opportunities for semester-long internships and involvement with the Roger Williams’ Community Partnerships Center, the Business Engagement Center, and the Gabelli School’s Small Business Institute enable students to work with organizations where they apply classroom learning to business and governmental situations and gain practical experience. Gabelli School of Business students participate in a wide variety of learning opportunities including participation in national, discipline-based competitions, direct interactions with business organizations, and semester abroad programs. The student business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, is a co-educational, professional organization that fosters the study of business and encourages scholarship, social activity, and service. The fraternity invites business leaders to speak on campus, performs community service activities, and is represented at regional and national fraternity conventions. Outstanding junior and senior business scholars may be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the official business honor society of AACSB International.

Facilities The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business is housed in its own building. Faculty offices, classrooms and computer labs are located throughout the building; administrative offices can be found on the first floor. The Robert F. Stoico FirstFed Financial Services Center, a high-tech classroom/trading room, is located near the building’s main entrance, and is available to all Gabelli

students. The University maintains state-of-the-art computing labs and is a leader in applying cloud-based computing to education through its r-Cloud initiative.

Mario J. Gabelli School of Business Faculty The faculty is comprised of experienced academics and professionals serving as experts to business enterprises, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They are dedicated teachers who have contributed to knowledge about business theory and practice, authored papers in academic and business practitioner publications and engaged in scholarship and professional development activities. Their practitioner experiences contribute to and enhance classroom learning. A strong cadre of practitioner faculty further enhances the student experience at the Gabelli School. Administration: Susan M. McTiernan, D.M., Dean, Associate Professor of Management Edward C. Strong, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Marketing Barbara L. Grota, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor of Management Professors: Richard Bernardi, Accounting; Susan Bosco, Management; Lana K. Brackett, Marketing; Mark Brickley, Computer Information Systems; Benjamin N. Carr, Marketing; Alan Cutting, Computer Information Systems; Jerry W. Dauterive, Economics; Diane M. Harvey, Management; Maria Kula, Economics; Thomas Langdon, Business Law; Brett McKenzie, Computer Information Systems; Michael Melton, Finance; Kathleen S. Micken, Marketing; Priniti Panday, Economics; Ferd Schroth, Computer Information Systems; Minoo Tehrani, International Business and Management Associate Professors: Matthew Gregg, Economics; Rupayan Gupta, Economics; Thomas Lonardo, Business Law; Scott P. Mackey, Finance; John McQuilkin, Accounting; Robert Rambo, Accounting; Lynn Ruggieri, Accounting; Elizabeth Volpe, Management; Miao Zhao, Marketing Assistant Professors: Steven Andrews, Marketing; Farbod Farhadi, Management; Alexander Knights, Management; Geraldo Matos, Marketing; Sara Shirley, Finance; Mark Wu, Finance

Special Academic Regulations 1. Graduation GPA Requirement: In addition to meeting the overall University GPA of 2.0 required for graduation, students majoring in one of the areas offered by the Gabelli School of Business must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all Business Core courses and all courses taken in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. 2. Restrictions for non-majors and non-minors: Students who have not formally declared a major or minor in the Gabelli School of Business may only register for 100 or

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200 level courses offered by the School. Exceptions to this restriction are made for students who have formally declared a major or minor which requires 300+ level business courses. 3. Internal Transfer Policy: Students who are formally admitted to Roger Williams University, but who have declared a major other than one of the business majors (Accounting, Economics (BS), Finance, International Business, Management or Marketing) offered by the Gabelli School of Business or who have not yet declared a major are welcome to apply. You must be an enrolled Roger Williams University student in good academic standing to be eligible for transfer to the School of Business. The Gabelli School of Business has a selective internal transfer admission policy. A School faculty committee reviews each application for evidence of strong, consistent academic performance. There are two admissions cycles each year as shown in the table below: CYCLE DEADLINE NOTIFICATION EFFECTIVE Fall 1 December 15 January Spring Spring 1 May 15 June Fall Applicants are encouraged to take the following courses prior to or during the semester they submit their application: 1. MATH 141 Finite Mathematics and/or MATH 124, Statistics 2. WTNG 102 Expository Writing 3. BUSN 100 Enterprise 4. ECON 111, Principles of Microeconomics and/or ECON 112, Principles of Macroeconomics 5. CIS 102 Computer Applications in Business and/or CIS 105, Data Analysis & Analytics with Excel

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The Gabelli School accepts students with strong academic records and good recommendations, but may need to deny admission because of enrollment limitations: The school reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant. The admissions decision may be positive (admission granted), negative (admission denied), or, in a limited number of instances, recommend reapplication. In the case of a recommendation to reapply, the admissions decision letter will spell out the steps the applicant should take to reinforce his candidacy (e.g., take an additional business course or courses). Application forms for transfer to a major in Accounting, Economics (BS), Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing in the Gabelli School of Business are available in the Dean’s Suite, Room 109, School of Business, or online at the school’s web site.

Course of Study The common requirements for graduation with the Bachelor of Science degree for all business majors include completion of the University Core requirements, the Business Core requirements and open electives as follows: I. University Core Curriculum requirements: the five-course interdisciplinary Core (Core 101 - 105); the Feinstein Service Learning requirement; three skills courses (Business majors take MATH 141 or MATH 207 or an equivalent, WTNG 102, and WTNG 220 or an equivalent); the Core Interdisciplinary

Senior Seminar; and a Core Concentration, five courses chosen by the student from alternatives listed in the Core Curriculum section of this Catalog. II. Business Core requirements (14 courses) ACCTG 201 Accounting I: Financial ACCTG 202 Accounting II: Managerial BUSN 100 Enterprise BUSN 305 Legal Environment of Business I CIS 102 Computer Applications in Business CIS 105 Data Analysis & Analytics with Excel ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics FNCE 301 Financial Management MATH 124 Basic Statistics MGMT 200 Management Principles MGMT 330 Operations Management MGMT 499 Business Policy MRKT 200 Marketing Principles III. International Dimension Course In order to insure that School of Business graduates have taken coursework focusing on the global business environment, all business majors are required to take at least one of the following courses: ECON 330 Economics of Developing Countries ECON 340 Economic Growth ECON 350 International Trade ECON 360 International Macroeconomics FNCE 360 International Finance IB 250 International Business: European Union MGMT 340 International Management MGMT 355 International Organizational Behavior MRKT 340 International Marketing This requirement is waived for students who have had a studyabroad experience for which the student earned 3 or more college-level credit hours. IV. All course requirements for at least one major - see listing for each major on following pages. V. Electives: A sufficient number of electives to bring the total number of credit hours to at least 120. Students are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or a second major.

The Accounting Major The accounting major prepares students to become professional accountants and begin careers in large or small businesses, public accounting, government or private practice. The accounting program has a practical orientation, and accounting majors examine, in depth, the contemporary accounting systems that are used to fulfill the information needs of shareholders, managers, taxing authorities and others. All accounting majors gain hands-on, real-world accounting experience as interns. Accounting majors are encouraged to pursue one or more professional accounting certificates (CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA, CFE) after graduation. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS In addition to satisfying all University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, accounting majors must complete the following courses:

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Intermediate Accounting I Intermediate Accounting II Federal Income Tax I: Individual Federal Income Tax II: Partnerships and Corporations ACCTG 334 Cost Accounting ACCTG 405 Auditing ACCTG 406 Advanced Accounting ACCTG 469 COOP in Accounting One 300/400 level Accounting (ACCTG) elective

The Economics Major A degree in economics enables students to deepen their understanding of the national and world economies as well as to develop economic analysis skills for careers in business, banking, investments, law, and government. The School of Business offers the choice of a BA degree or a BS degree in Economics. The B.A. program (Liberal Arts track) offers students the methodology and analytical techniques appropriate for graduate work in economics and related professions such as public administration, and law. It provides a foundation for research and analysis in academic and government institutions. The B.S. program (Business track) is oriented toward the techniques and background appropriate for the business world. It prepares students for graduate work in Business (M.B.A.) and economic analysis within the business community. Students pursuing the B.S. program will complete all core business classes in management, marketing, accounting, and finance. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Both the BA and BS Economics majors must complete the University Core Curriculum requirements; both programs require two mathematics courses (1) MATH 141 or equivalent and (2) MATH 124. The BS Program (Business Track) major requires students to complete all courses in the Business Core, ECON 211 ECON 212 2, and ECON 303 and five 300-400 level Economics electives. The BA Program (Liberal Arts Track) major requires students to complete ECON 111, ECON 112, ECON 211, ECON 212 ECON 303, and five 300-400 level Economics electives. Students following this track are encouraged to adopt a second major or a minor.

The Finance Major This major will prepare students for a variety of positions in the finance industry, including positions in insurance companies, mutual fund firms, investment companies, brokerage houses, and banks. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, finance majors must complete the following courses: FNCE 325 Principles of Investments FNCE 350 Financial Statement Analysis FNCE 360 International Finance FNCE 401 Advanced Financial Management Four 300/400 level Finance (FNCE) electives

FNCE majors may select one of the following courses to satisfy one of the 4 required FNCE electives: ECON 211 Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 303 Introduction to Econometrics ACCTG 304 Intermediate Accounting I

The International Business Major The international business major’s vision is to prepare students to become global business experts with cuttingedge expertise and knowledge for successful careers in international business. Our mission is to provide students with a unique curriculum in combination with applied skills and a focus on the European Union marketplace as the largest trade partner of the U.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, international business majors must complete the following: Required Courses MRKT 340 International Marketing MGMT 340 International Management FNCE 360 International Finance One of the following ECON 330 Economics of Developing Countries ECON 340 Economic Growth ECON 350 International Trade ECON 360 International Macroeconomics Participation in a Roger Williams University Exchange/Summer Program or IB 469 COOP in International Business Elective Courses A total of four additional courses must be completed. (a) Three courses in subjects related to the European Union. Specific courses fulfilling this requirement include: IB 250 International Business: European Union IB 303 Business in Emerging Markets IB 306 International Business and Trade Disputes IB 450 Multinational Corporations: European Union IB 430 Special Topics (Studies in European Union) (b) One course focusing on diversity or international topics. Specific courses fulfilling this requirement include: ANTH 356 World Cultures COMM 250 Intercultural Communication COMM 330 International Communication FREN 220 Perspectives on Culture: The French GER 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Germans HIST 281 A Survey of East Asian History HIST 281 Modern East Asian History HIST 282 A Survey of Modern African History ITAL 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Italians POLSC 221 Comparative Politics in the Third World POLSC 335 International Negotiation POLSC 346 Foreign Policies of Russia and China POLSC 348 Rogue States, Allies, Regional Powers POLSC 386 International Law and Organization POLSC 326 Post-Communist World POLSC 428 Mexican Politics

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POLSC 429 Cultures in Contact: Mexico Today POR 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Portuguese SOC 330 Globalization and Identity SPN 220 Perspectives on Culture: The Spanish Language Requirement International Business majors are required to have competency in a language other than English. Students who are native speakers of English may fulfill the language competency requirement of the International Business Major through either of the following methods: 1. Placement at a 300 level course in a foreign language 2. Completing an International Studies Program (RWU or abroad) including: a. Two language courses at any level b. Three courses in areas such as, Culture & Civilization, Art, History, Political Science, Dance, Music, Film, and other courses in Liberal Arts related to the country of the selected language

The Management Major The Management program graduates students who view the problems of enterprise management from a broad perspective and who are sensitive to the impact that management decisions have throughout an organization. The program integrates courses from all critical functional areas. Graduates pursue careers in a vast array of business organizations, large and small, including their own entrepreneurial ventures. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, management majors must complete the following courses: MGMT 302 Organizational Behavior MGMT 310 Human Resource Management MGMT 469 Management Coop Management Electives four courses (any Management (MGMT) courses, exclusive of Business Core requirements) Business/Non-Business Electives two courses (any ACCTG, BUSN, FNCE, IB, MGMT or MRKT course, exclusive of Business Core requirements, or any other course) Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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The Marketing Major The Marketing major focuses on the many aspects of marketing and the ways in which organizations administer and control their resources to achieve marketing objectives. Courses emphasize the dynamic nature of marketing in a global economy and the need for organizations to be consumer oriented. Students are encouraged to register for at least one marketing internship as part of their elective courses. Internships and special topics courses may be repeated for additional academic credit. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, marketing majors must complete

one of the following two tracks: Marketing Communications or Marketing Analysis.

Marketing Communication Track MRKT 301 Advertising Principles and one of the following four courses: MRKT 302 Advertising Campaigns MRKT 360 Marketing on the Web (cross-listed as CIS 360) MRKT 402 Advertising Campaigns Practicum MRKT 469 Marketing Internship One of the following: MRKT 401 Advertising Campaigns Research MRKT 402 Advertising Campaigns Practicum MRKT 420 Marketing Seminar MRKT 469 Marketing Internship BUSN 435 Small Business Institute A Marketing Independent Study Any four of the following: MRKT and 300- or 400-level MRKT courses CIS 350 Geographic Analysis of Data IB 469 International Business Internship BUSN 408 Business Ethics BUSN 435 Small Business Institute * Please note: Because the content varies each time, students may count MRKT 469 Marketing Internship, MRKT 430 Special Topics, and Independent Studies multiple times as MRKT Electives. Marketing Analysis Track MRKT 305 Marketing Research and MRKT 315 Qualitative Marketing Research or MRKT 401 Advertising Campaigns Research One of the following: MRKT 401 Advertising Campaigns Research MRKT 402 Advertising Campaigns Practicum MRKT 420 Marketing Seminar MRKT 469 Marketing Internship BUSN 435 Small Business Institute A Marketing Independent study Any four of the following: Any 300 or 400 level MRKT courses CIS 350 Geographic Analysis of Data IB 469 International Business Internship BUSN 408 Business Ethics BUSN 435 Small Business Institute * Please note: Because the content varies each time, students may count MRKT 469 Marketing Internship, MRKT 430 Special Topics, and Independent Studies multiple times as MRKT Electives.

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The Web Development program is hands-on and project-based. In our program students begin working on actual projects for real clients in their sophomore year. This learning approach not only provides a more natural and exciting learning environment, it ensures that graduates have the knowledge and expertise needed along with the “people skills” that often define success in the real world. Students graduate with a portfolio representing three years of real projects they have completed for actual clients. Web Development majors at Roger Williams University learn how to develop Web sites using traditional as well as cutting edge (Web 2.0) tools and techniques. Our projects emphasize applying those techniques to solve real world problems and create real world opportunities. The principles of Responsive Web Design (RWD) are followed to create sites and applications for mobile as well as wide screen displays. Search engine optimization (SEO) and social media techniques are used to maximize site traffic and Web analytics are employed to measure and optimize the effectiveness of client websites. In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum requirements, Web Development majors must complete eight CIS courses (three of which are electives) and at least two courses from a list of options. Students must also elect to complete a minor in one of the following areas: Marketing, Business, Management, Economics, Accounting, Finance; or complete a second major in any area. Required Courses: CIS 102 Computer Applications in Business CIS 200 Introduction to Computer Programming: Animation and Games CIS 206 Introduction to Web Development CIS 299 Web Development Center I (3) CIS Electives at the 300 or 400 level. CIS 469 Web Development Internship At least two (2) of the following: (*Courses marked with an asterisk have prerequisites) * COMM 111 Writing for the Mass Media COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication * COMM 240 Electronic Communication: Technology, Modes and Methods * DSGN 110 Introduction to Typography * DSGN 300 Web Design Communication * JOUR 315 Introduction to Photojournalism * JOUR 355 Digital Journalism I MRKT 200 Marketing Principles * MRKT 360 Marketing on the Web MRKT 401 Advertising Campaigns Research MRKT 402 Advertising Campaigns Practicum VARTS 261 Foundations of Photography VARTS 361 Introduction to Digital Media 1 or 2 CIS Elective(s) at the 300 or 400 level

Three-Plus-Three Business Law Program The Three-Plus-Three Business Law Program is jointly sponsored by the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business and the Roger Williams University School of Law allowing outstanding students to complete all requirements for

both a baccalaureate degree in business administration and the Juris Doctor Degree in six years, as opposed to the traditional seven-year period of study. The modified course of study for the Three-Plus-Three Business Law Program student continues to preserve the distinctive hallmarks of Roger Williams University’s liberal arts approach to education. The program requires students to declare Business as their primary undergraduate major, and to take the core business school courses common to all business majors at the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. Instead of choosing a specific business discipline as a major and taking business courses within that field, the student can substitute first year law school courses and commit to take law school electives in business related areas to meet major and elective requirements. Selection for the Three-Plus-Three Program Students who are accepted into the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business may apply for the Three-Plus-Three (3+3) program during their third semester. Applications to participate in the Program will be considered based on superior academic records including performance on the SAT examination, secondary school graduating class rank and scholastic achievement during the student’s first two years at Roger Williams University. The application includes the following: a. a personal statement of the applicant expressing interest in the Program and explaining scholastic achievement to date as an undergraduate at RWU; b. a signed statement by the applicant indicating that he or she presents no serious character or fitness issues that would prevent admission to the Three-Plus-Three Program or admission to the School of Law; c. a copy of the applicant’s high school transcript with documentation stating the applicant’s SAT score and secondary school graduating class rank; and d. a current transcript of undergraduate courses completed. During their third semester, interested students will be required to submit an essay describing how their proposed core concentration will fit into their overall plan of study and how that core concentration will assist them in preparing for graduate legal education. Admission into the undergraduate component of the Program will be determined by the University Pre-Law Advisory Committee with the advice of representatives from the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, including the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business Pre-Law Advisor. Transfer students who have completed prior study at another higher education institution are not eligible to apply to the Three-Plus-Three Business Law program. Satisfactory Progress in Three-Plus-Three Program Roger Williams University undergraduate students admitted into the Three-Plus-Three Program must demonstrate superior academic performance in order to remain in good standing in the Program. That performance must meet the following criteria: a. Achieve a minimum grade of B- in the following courses: ECON 111, ECON 112, WTNG 102, WTNG 220, CORE 102, and CORE 104;

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b. At the end of the sophomore year, students must have earned a minimum of 56 credits with at least at 3.5 cumulative grade point average and must present no serious character and fitness issues; c. At the end of the junior year, students must have earned a minimum of 90 credits, with at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, must have satisfied all requirements of the Modified Undergraduate Course of Study for the Program, must have taken the LSAT during their junior year and, must present no serious character and fitness issues. Failure to maintain these criteria will result in the inability to apply for, or result in the automatic removal from the Program. During their third year, students accepted into the ThreePlus-Three Business Law program are required to take three undergraduate business electives. In selecting these courses, students may use one of the following strategies: 1) Focus in one discipline

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b) The student would be responsible for any prerequisites required by these courses. 2) Focus in International Business

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a) Take three 300-400 level courses in two or three functional business areas.



b) Courses must be selected to fulfill a specific purpose, such as industrial or career focus.

Students following the B.S./J.D. program will be considered candidates for the B.S. degree following the completion of the first year in law; i.e., the fourth year of the program. Such candidates for the B.S. must file an application for degree with the University Registrar before registering for their fourth-year courses (first year Law School courses). Acceptance into Roger Williams University School of Law Students enrolled in the Program must apply to the School of Law during the fall of their junior year. It is recommended that they sit for the LSAT during the October administration but no later than the December LSAT test administration of that year. Students enrolled in the Program who satisfy all undergraduate requirements, who achieve an LSAT score that is at or above the School of Law’s median accepted score for the previous year, and who present no serious character and fitness issues will be guaranteed admission to the Roger Williams University School of Law.

Minors The Accounting Minor The Accounting minor is a specialized concentration in the technical area of accounting. After gaining competence in the fundamentals of financial accounting and financial management, students can select from a variety of elective courses that focus either on the accounting information used in external reports to shareholders or the accounting information used to facilitate decision making within organizations. Requirements ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting *ACCTG 304 Intermediate Accounting I And three additional 300 or 400 level Accounting (ACCTG) courses (excluding ACCTG 429 Community Partnerships Center Accounting Studies and ACCTG 469 Accounting Internship/COOP). *Prerequisite requirement must be met prior to enrolling in this course.

The Arts Management Minor The Arts Management Minor is a multi-disciplinary minor designed for art majors or business students who are interested in a possible career in support of the arts. Students from the arts programs would be introduced to financial management of arts organizations, technology applications, business management, and marketing. Students with a business major will meet the arts focus through a core concentration in the arts (VARTS, MUSIC, DANCE, THEAT, CREATIVE WRITING or FILM STUDIES MINOR). All students have the opportunity to apply learning and practice through an internship or other project-based experience at an arts organization. The capstone course will engage all students with practitioners from performing and visual arts organizations and provide grounding in issues common to managing any arts institutions from smaller troupes or galleries to larger civic venues and museums. Required courses (Non-business majors): ACCTG 209 Financial Management for the Art MRKT 200 Marketing Principles MGMT 200 Principles of Management CIS 202 Technology for the Arts COOP 469 Internship BUSN 401 Arts Management Capstone Required courses (business majors): A declared Core Concentration in Visual or Performing Arts, Creative Writing, or a minor in Film Studies COOP 469 or BUSN 469 Internship BUSN 401 Arts Management Capstone

The Business Minor The Business minor is designed for students majoring in areas outside the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business who wish to enhance their academic experience by acquiring business knowledge and skills. The minor consists of six courses in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. Specifically, students must complete these courses:

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The sixth course may be any course offered by the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. At least three of the classes required for the Business minor must be taken at Roger Williams University.

The eBusiness Minor The eBusiness minor is a hands-on program designed to enhance a student’s ability to express ideas and conduct business using the World Wide Web. Students learn how to combine communications and marketing theory with Web building technology and graphic design principles to create Web sites that engage the visitor and effectively communicate the intended message. Requirements: Any six of the following: CIS 206 Introduction to Web Development CIS 306 Creating Expressive Websites CIS 350 Geographic Analysis of Data: An Introduction to GIS A CIS elective at the 200-level or above COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media DSGN 100 Introduction to Design Communication MRKT 200 Marketing Principles

The Economics Minor The Economics minor familiarizes students with the tools of economic analysis and their application at the individual, firm, national, and global levels. Coursework in the minor emphasizes problem solving and analytical skills. An economics minor is relevant for students desiring careers in all fields of business and government and those seeking to further their education in graduate and professional schools. Requirements ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 211 Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics and two Economics (ECON) electives at the 300 or 400 level

The Finance Minor The Finance minor provides students with background in financial institutions, instruments, markets, and services. Requirements FNCE 301 Financial Management (Prerequisites: MATH 124, MATH 141, ACCTG 201, ECON 101) FNCE 325 Principles of Investment FNCE 360 International Finance FNCE 401 Advanced Corporate Finance and two Finance electives

The Management Minor The Management minor provides students with an appreciation of the people and managerial skills necessary to ensure productive and satisfied organizational members and the accomplishment of organizational goals. Requirements MGMT 200 Principles of Management Five MGMT electives (excluding MGMT 330 and MGMT 499)

The Marketing Minor The Marketing minor introduces students to marketing concepts and the organization, analysis, strategy, tactics, and resources required to apply that knowledge in profit and non-profit situations. Six courses are required. MRKT 200 Marketing Principles and any five of the following: MRKT any 300 or 400 level MRKT courses CIS 350 Geographic Analysis of Data IB 469 International Business Internship BUSN 408 Business Ethics BUSN 435 Small Business Institute

The Web Development Minor The Web Development minor serves as a value-added component for students whose major is in an area outside web development. Students gain competence in basic computer packages (spreadsheets, graphics, database, and programming), the elements of business conducted via the Web, and select a subset of the CIS courses that best enhance their education and their professional prospects. CIS 102 Computer Applications in Business CIS 105 Data Analysis & Analytics with Excel CIS 206 Introduction to Web Development and three Computer Information Systems (CIS) electives

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School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management The mission of the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management is to deliver the highest quality undergraduate professional educational experience enabling our graduates to excel in the practice of their professional discipline or the pursuit of an advanced degree.

School Goals In order to satisfy the mission, the faculty members of the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management have identified the following School goals: • Deliver educational programs that are nationally accredited, continuously assessed and improved, and inspire excellence in students, faculty and staff. • Maintain an atmosphere that enhances education through student-oriented learning, effective content, pedagogy and mentorship. • Develop students who take responsibility for their education, embrace professional development and develop a global perspective on their profession. • Develop a committed and diverse faculty who understand and apply current and future trends in their disciplines. • Maintain a work environment in which staff and faculty take initiative and receive recognition for their achievements. • Support the mission and core values of Roger Williams University.

Overview The School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SECCM) offers three majors, each leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: Computer Science, Construction Management, and Engineering. The Engineering major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredits the Construction Management major. The academic programs are designed to provide our graduates with flexibility and competency in the pursuit of their career goals. The curriculum reflects the needs of today’s graduates. In today’s work place, successful professionals must be able to adapt to rapid technological change, communicate and interact effectively with diverse populations, and unite post-graduate educational and professional experiences into future vision. All of our programs incorporate the University Core Curriculum, which assures students of an extensive and effective background in the social sciences and humanities. The Computer Science and Engineering programs augment this Core with substantial requirements in mathematics, the physical sciences, engineering science, and engineering design. The Construction Management program adds a technical core with courses in mathematics and science, business and management, computer skills, and construction knowledge. Even though the programs are highly structured, some flexibility is possible through elective courses. This is especially true in the Engineering Program where, through appropriate

elective course selection, a specialization in civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering may be earned. In consultation with their academic advisors, students may also design a Custom Engineering program. All three programs encourage students to participate in an internship experience. Internships may be arranged during an academic semester or during summer or winter breaks. The University Career Center helps students find and obtain intern opportunities. In the SECCM, students have the opportunity and are encouraged to belong to the Engineering Student Club and the Construction Management Student Club. These clubs maintain an affiliation with several professional societies to include: the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA); the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA); the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA); Sigma Lambda Chi, the Construction Management honor society; the United States Green Building Council (USGBC); and, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). These clubs participate in a wide variety of activities that include student competitions, community service, and interaction with local professional organizations. In addition to the educational benefits and networking opportunities, these clubs provide an environment in which students interact socially outside of the classroom with their fellow students and faculty. Applicants for the SECCM programs should possess a strong background in mathematics and science. All applicants should have completed four years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and analytical geometry or pre-calculus. Two years of science, including physics, should have been completed.

Facilities The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management is housed in a building near the center of the campus. The building is equipped with modern facilities, including classrooms, seminar and discussion rooms, an auditorium, engineering and construction laboratories, computer laboratories and special project rooms. “Hawkworks”, our remote facility located in downtown Bristol, provides space for engineering design project fabrication and laboratory space for construction management laboratory courses.

School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management Faculty Robert A. Potter, Jr., Dean B. Gokhan Çelik, Construction Management Program Coordinator Janet L. Baldwin, Engineering Program Coordinator Anthony S. Ruocco, Computer Science Program Coordinator Professors: Khalid Al-Hamdouni, Janet L. Baldwin, Frederick E. Gould, Ram S. Gupta, Robert A. Potter, Jr., Anthony S. Ruocco, Matthew R. Stein

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Associate Professors: Chunyan Bai, Gilbert C. F. Brunnhoeffer, III, B. Gokhan Çelik, Amine Ghanem, Charles R. Thomas, Koray Özer Assistant Professors: Sonya J. Cates, Michael J. Emmer, Nicole M. Martino, Benjamin McPheron, William J. Palm, Charles Thangaraj Staff: James Dorothy, Thom Perlmutter, Marygrace Staton

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The Computer Science major is designed to prepare students for either professional employment in the computer science and programming fields or for graduate study in computer science. Students receive a thorough grounding in modern computer science theory and learn how this theory can be applied to the design of complex software systems. The curriculum begins with a year-long introduction to the art and science of computer programming, using the Java language. This introduces concepts of object-oriented programming, development and analysis of algorithms, and principles of software design. The student’s intermediate years involve the study of how hardware is constructed and organized, the nature and development of programming languages, the study of efficient data structures and algorithms, and the theoretical study of the computational process. Experience is gained using procedural, functional, logic, and object-oriented programming languages. At each stage, appropriate mathematics is used as a method of describing and reasoning about computing systems. The student’s final year is devoted to using this foundation to design and engineer major software projects in areas such as compiler and operating system design, computer graphics, or artificial intelligence. Incorporated into the major is a strong mathematics and natural science component. Calculus, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics form the nucleus of a math program that earns the graduate a core concentration in mathematics. The program also includes a minimum of three semesters of lab-based science. Students may elect to earn a minor in mathematics (by taking a sixth mathematics course) or to take a fourth science course. The Computer Science Program is designed to enable graduates to anticipate and to respond effectively to the uncertainties of a changing technological, social, political and economic world. Specific program educational objectives and outcomes include: Program Educational Objectives During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to: 1. Apply disciplinary knowledge and skill to analyze, design, implement, and test solutions to applied problems individually and in diverse teams. Present solutions using the variety of media that best promotes understanding. 2. Continue to grow intellectually and professionally in the computing sciences and appreciate the continuous pursuit of knowledge in other areas of interest. 3. Use knowledge and draw on experiences relevant to current and emerging needs in computing sciences

and recognize the social, ethical, and cultural impact of technology in a global setting. 4. Serve as an exemplar and ambassador of the RWU Computer Science program, strengthening its tradition of excellence, by becoming active in professional societies and organizations and by volunteering within your community. Program Outcomes We expect our graduating students to possess: a. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline b. an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution c. an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computerbased system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs d. an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal e. an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities f. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences g. an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society h. recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development i. an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice j. an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices k. an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The major in computer science leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students normally complete a minimum of 121 credits, including satisfaction of all University Core Curriculum requirements. The approved outline is as follows: First Year (14 credits) - Fall COMSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science I & Lab (4 credits) CORE 102 History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy (3 credits) MATH 213 Calculus I & Lab (4 credits) WTNG 102 Expository Writing (3 credits) First Year (16 credits) - Spring COMSC 111 Data Structures & Lab (4 credits) MATH 214 Calculus II & Lab (4 credits) MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics (4 credits) Science course sequence & lab (first course) (4 credits) (BIO 103 or CHEM 191 or PHYS 201) Second Year (17 credits) - Fall COMSC 210 Principles of Computer Organization & Lab (4 credits) COMSC 335 Theory of Computation (3 credits) CORE 103 Human Behavior in Perspective (3 credits) WTNG 220 Critical Writing for the Professions (3 credits)

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Science course sequence & lab (second course) (4 credits) (BIO 104 or CHEM 192 or PHYS 202) Second Year (16 credits) - Spring COMSC 230 Principles of Programming Languages (3 credits) COMSC 340 Analysis of Algorithms (3 credits) CORE 104 Literature, Philosophy, and the Examined Life (3 credits) MATH 315 Probability & Statistics (3 credits) Additional science course with lab (CORE 101 is not acceptable) (4 credits) Third Year (15-16 credits) - Fall COMM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credits) COMSC 330 Software Design (3 credits) COMSC 420 Principles of Operating Systems (3 credits) CORE 105 Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse (3 credits) Specialization Elective (3/4 credits) Third Year (15-18 credits) - Spring COMSC 440 Language Translation & Compiler Design (3 credits) Specialization Elective (3/4 credits) Specialization Elective (3/4 credits) Math Elective 200 Level or above (3/4 credits) Free Elective (3 credits) Fourth Year (15-17 credits) - Fall COMSC 490 Integrated Senior Design I (3 credits) CORE Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar (3 credits) SEC 230 Networking and Telecommunication (3 credits) Specialization Elective (3/4 credits) Math Elective 200 Level or above (3/4 credits) or Science Elective (3/4 credits) Fourth Year (13-14 credits) - Spring COMSC 401 Computer Science Senior Seminar (1 credit) COMSC 492 Integrated Senior Design II (3 credits) SEC 231 Advanced Networking (3 credits) Specialization Elective (3/4 credits) Free Elective (3 credits) Total: 121-128 Semester Credits

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Construction management represents an industry that organizes or brings together numerous independent businesses and trades to create and build. The constructor works closely with owners, engineers, architects and sub-contractors throughout the construction process to assure timely completion of a project. Our program provides education in technical aspects, such as graphics, equipment, materials, planning and estimating techniques; extensive computer applications exposure; and, the fundamentals of business management techniques. Upon completion of the plan of study, all students will have also earned a Minor in Business. Construction careers are broadly diversified. Graduates of this program find employment in many parts of the construction

And three courses from the following list, three of which must be above the 300 level:

The Mathematics Specialization The Mathematics Specialization is only for students majoring in Computer Science. This specialization is well suited to those computer science majors who are interested in pursuing advanced studies or careers in the analytical aspects of computing. Students interested in a dual major with Mathematics should select this specialization. Required Courses: MATH 255 Introduction to Math Software And four courses from the following list: MATH 301 Linear Programming MATH 305 Math Modeling MATH 317 Differential Equations MATH 331 Linear Algebra MATH 342 Numerical Analysis MATH 351 Calculus of Several Variables MATH 370 Advanced Calculus for Physical Sciences MATH 371 Real Analysis MATH 381 Complex Analysis The MATH courses that the student selects for the specialization cannot be used to satisfy the core concentration.

The Custom Program Specialization The Custom Specialization is only for students majoring in Computer Science. This specialization is well suited to those computer science majors who wish as broad an educational experience as possible. It is also well suited to those who may wish to focus their electives to pursue a minor in the network security field. The student must select five advisor approved courses from among those courses with COMSC, ENGR, SEC, CIS, or MATH designations. All must be above the 200-level and three must be above the 300- level. The mathematics course(s) a student selects as electives cannot be used to satisfy the Mathematics Core Concentration requirement or the MATH/Science requirement. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

The Digital Systems Specialization is only for students majoring in Computer Science. This specialization is well suited to those computer science majors who enjoy working with control systems or with the interaction of software and electronic devices. Required Courses: ENGR 240 Circuit Theory and Lab ENGR 270 Digital Systems Design and Lab

Engineering Electronics and Lab Digital Systems Processing Special Topics in Electrical or Computer Engineering (with permission of advisor) Dynamic Modeling and Control Mechatronics

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industry, including residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, as well as infrastructure and heavy construction. Typical careers include supervising construction projects, estimating and cost control, scheduling, and project management. Roger Williams University is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction, an organization devoted to the development and enhancement of construction education. The Construction Management Program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Specific program educational objectives and outcomes include: Program Educational Objectives During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to: 1. Demonstrate exemplary technical knowledge and skills while achieving success as a practicing constructor and leader and always displaying the highest standards of ethical conduct. 2. Value the concept of life-long learning and continue to grow intellectually while keeping informed of new concepts and developments in the construction process. 3. Advance the construction management profession by becoming actively involved in professional associations and societies, serving in professional and community volunteer positions, and acting as a role model for the future generation of constructors and the Roger Williams University Construction Management students. Program Outcomes We expect our graduating students to be able to: 1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline. 2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline. 3. Create a construction project safety plan. 4. Create construction project cost estimates. 5. Create construction project schedules. 6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles. 7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes. 8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects. 9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process. 11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control. 12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process. 13. Understand construction risk management. 14. Understand construction accounting and cost control. 15. Understand construction quality assurance and control. 16. Understand construction project control processes. 17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.

18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction. 19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior. 20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The major in construction management leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and normally consists of 130 credits, including satisfaction of all University Core Curriculum requirements. The approved outline is as follows: First Year (16 credits) - Fall CNST 100 Introduction to Construction Management (3 credits) CNST 116 Computer Applications for Construction (3 credits) CORE 102 History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy (3 credits) MATH 136 Pre-Calculus (4 credits) WTNG 102 Expository Writing (3 credits) First Year (16 credits) - Spring CNST 130 Plans, Specifications and Building Codes (3 credits) CNST 200 Construction Methods and Materials & Lab (4 credits) CORE 103 Human Behavior in Perspective (3 credits) MATH 207 Applied Calculus (3 credits) WTNG 220 Critical Writing for the Professions (3 credits) Second Year (17 credits) - Fall ACCTG 201 Accounting I: Financial (3 credits) CHEM 191 Chemistry I & Lab (4 credits) CNST 201 Advanced Construction Methods and Materials & Lab (4 credits) COMM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credits) CORE 104 Literature, Philosophy, and the Examined Life (3 credits) Second Year (16 credits) - Spring CNST 250 Construction Equipment (3 credits) CNST 260 Construction Estimating and Scheduling (3 credits) CORE 105 Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse (3 credits) ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits) PHYS 109 Physics I Algebra based and Lab (4 credits) Third Year (16 credits) - Fall CNST 302 Surveying and Lab (4 credits) CNST 321 Advanced Building Estimating (3 credits) ENGR 210 Engineering Statics (3 credits) MGMT 200 Management Principles (3 credits) Core Concentration #1 (3 credits) Third Year (18 credits) - Spring CNST 304 Applied Structures (3 credits) CNST 450 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3 credits) CORE Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar (3 credits) MATH 124 Basic Statistics (3 credits) MRKT 200 Marketing Principles (3 credits) Core Concentration #2 (3 credits)

Fourth Year (16 credits) - Fall CNST 445 Construction Project Management and Safety & Lab (4 credits) CNST 475 Construction Project Control (3 credits) LS 220 Fundamentals of Contract Law (3 credits) or BUSN 305 Legal Environment of Business I (3 credits) Core Concentration #3 (3 credits) Core Concentration #4 (3 credits) Fourth Year (15 credits) - Spring CNST 455 Mechanical/Electrical Design (3 credits) CNST 480 Capstone Project, Ethics and New Technology (3 credits) Construction Management Elective (3 credits) Business Elective (3 credits) Core Concentration #5 (3 credits) Total: 130 Semester Credits The business elective must be selected from one of the following courses: ACCTG 304, ENGR 335, FNCE 301, MGMT 336, and MRKT 335.

The Engineering Major The purpose of the Engineering major is to develop in students the necessary knowledge and analytical skills for professional engineering practice or for successful graduate studies. The Engineering program is characterized by breadth but permits study in depth, to include attaining a specialization in civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering. The Engineering major also provides for flexibility to address the unknown challenges of the 21st century. In consultation with an academic advisor, students may design a Custom Specialization to prepare for emerging fields not immediately definable with traditional specializations. Engineers apply the principles of mathematics and the laws of natural science to analyze, design, develop and devise improvements that benefit humanity. The Engineering program consists of a course of study in mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals during the first two years of study. Students then tailor their program to their own specific needs by selection, with the assistance of their advisor, of appropriate elective courses constituting a specialization. The resulting curriculum is designed to achieve a balance between science and engineering, to provide an understanding of the economic and social implications of engineering activity, and to develop creative talents. This program includes the necessary topics found on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. The Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Specific program educational objectives and outcomes include: Program Educational Objectives During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to: 1. Possess an inquisitive mind, demonstrate excellence in technical knowledge and skills, achieve success as a practicing engineer or graduate student, and apply the highest ethical standards in all pursuits.

2. Value the concept of, and demonstrate through practice, activities and actions that contribute to continual intellectual growth. 3. Advance the engineering profession by becoming actively involved in professional associations and societies, serving in professional and community volunteer positions, acting as a role model for the future generation of engineers, and assisting the SECCM Engineering Program in achieving its mission and goals. Program Outcomes We expect our graduating students to possess: a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams e. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility g. an ability to communicate effectively h. an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning j. a knowledge of contemporary issues k. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The major in Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students normally complete a minimum of 124 credits, including satisfaction of all University Core Curriculum requirements and meeting the requirements of one of the available Engineering Specializations. The approved outline is as follows: First Year (16 credits) - Fall COMM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credits) CORE 102 History and the Modern World: The Idea of Democracy (3 credits) ENGR 110 Engineering Graphics and Design (3 credits) MATH 213 Calculus I & Lab (4 credits) WTNG 102 Expository Writing (3 credits) First Year (17 credits) - Spring CORE 103 Human Behavior in Perspective (3 credits) ENGR 115 Computer Applications for Engineering (3 credits) MATH 214 Calculus II & Lab (4 credits) PHYS 201 Physics I & Lab (4 credits) WTNG 220 Critical Writing for the Professions (3 credits) Second Year (17 credits) - Fall CHEM 191 Chemistry I & Lab (4 credits) CORE 104 Literature, Philosophy, and the Examined Life (3 credits) ENGR 210 Engineering Statics (3 credits)

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MATH 317 Differential Equations (3 credits) PHYS 202 Physics II & Lab (4 credits) Second Year (17 credits) - Spring CHEM 192 Chemistry II & Lab (4 credits) CORE 105 Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse (3 credits) ENGR 220 Engineering Dynamics (3 credits) ENGR 300 Mechanics of Materials & Lab (4 credits) MATH 315 Probability & Statistics (3 credits) Third Year (16-17 credits) - Fall ENGR 240 Circuit Theory & Lab (4 credits) ENGR 320 Environmental Engineering (3 credits) ENGR 330 Thermodynamics (3 credits) Mathematics elective 300 Level or above (3 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Third Year (13-16 credits) - Spring ENGR 305 Fluid Mechanics & Lab (4 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Fourth Year (15-17 credits) - Fall CORE Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar (3 credits) ENGR 335 Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credits) ENGR 490 Engineering Design I (3 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Fourth Year (13 - 16 credits) - Spring ENGR 401 Engineering Senior Seminar (1 credit) ENGR 492 Engineering Design II (3 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Engineering Elective (3/4 credits) Total: 124-133 Semester Credits Engineering electives must be selected to meet the requirements of one of the available Engineering Specializations. Mathematics elective requirement excludes the following courses: MATH 335, MATH 340, MATH 450, and MATH 451.

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The Civil Engineering Specialization (including focused study in Structural Engineering and Environmental Engineering) is only for students majoring in Engineering. Required Courses: ENGR 313 Structural Analysis ENGR 409 Structural Design ENGR 412 Water Resources Engineering & Lab ENGR 414 Geotechnical Engineering & Lab ENGR 415 Water and Wastewater Treatment ENGR 420 Transportation Engineering ENGR 430 Sp Tp: Construction Engineering And two courses from the following list: ENGR 405 Air Pollution and Control ENGR 407 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management ENGR 413 Advanced Structural Analysis ENGR 430 Special Topics (with permission of advisor)

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The Computer Engineering Specialization The Computer Engineering Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering. Required Courses: COMSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science & Lab COMSC 111 Data Structures & Lab ENGR 260 Engineering Electronics & Lab ENGR 270 Digital Systems Design & Lab ENGR 424 Digital Signal Processing ENGR 430 Sp Tp: Microprocessors ENGR 430 Sp Tp: VLSI And two courses from the following list: COMSC 210 Principles of Computer Organization & Lab COMSC 230 Principles of Programming Languages COMSC 340 Analysis of Algorithms COMSC 420 Principles of Operating Systems ENGR 430 Special Topics (with permission of advisor) ENGR 450 Mechatronics PHYS 350 Computational Physics

The Electrical Engineering Specialization The Electrical Engineering Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering. Required Courses: ENGR 260 Engineering Electronics & Lab ENGR 270 Digital System Design & Lab ENGR 424 Digital Signal Processing ENGR 430 Sp Tp: Microprocessors ENGR 430 Sp Tp: Signals and Systems ENGR 445 Dynamic Modeling and Control ENGR 460 Electromagnetic Theory And two courses from the following list: ENGR 340 Sustainable Energy Systems ENGR 430 Sp Tp: VLSI ENGR 430 Special Topics (with permission of advisor) ENGR 433 Heat Transfer ENGR 450 Mechatronics PHYS 320 Modern Physics or PHYS 350 Computational Physics

The Mechanical Engineering Specialization The Mechanical Engineering Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering. Required Courses: ENGR 310 Material Science ENGR 332 Machine Design ENGR 350 Theory and Design of Mechanical Measurements ENGR 433 Heat Transfer

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The Custom Program Specialization The Custom Program Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering. Nine courses are required, at least five of which are at the ENGR 300/400-level. A student must form a committee of three engineering faculty who will review and approve of the program plan no later than first semester of the student’s third year.

Minors Offered by the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management The Computer Science Minor The Computer Science minor is designed to provide students with an in-depth familiarization with the computer science domain. Students will learn high-level programming skills and the basic theory associated with the discipline. The minor is well-suited for students majoring in mathematics and education. Graduates can apply this minor as an underpinning for exploiting technology as it pertains to their primary degree. Required Courses: MATH 221 Discrete Mathematics COMSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science & Lab COMSC 111 Data Structures & Lab COMSC 210 Principles of Computer Organization & Lab COMSC 230 Principles of Programming Languages Select one: COMSC 335 Theory of Computation COMSC 340 Analysis of Algorithms

The Construction Management Minor The Construction Management minor is a six-course program particularly appropriate for students whose major is architecture or business. The courses in the minor are designed to provide students with the skills and basic knowledge required to move into an entry-level professional construction industry position. Estimating, scheduling, and project management are some of the courses that make up the minor. Required Four Courses: CNST 130 Plans, Specifications and Building Codes or ARCH 287 Introduction to Computer Applications in Design and

CNST 200 or ARCH 231 and CNST 260 Select three: CNST 250 CNST 302 CNST 321 CNST 450 CNST 445 CNST 455

Construction Methods and Materials & Lab Construction Methods and Assemblies I Construction Estimating and Scheduling Construction Equipment Surveying & Lab Advanced Building Estimating Construction Planning and Scheduling Construction Project Management and Safety Mechanical and Electrical Design for Buildings

The Engineering Biomechanics Focus Minor The Engineering Biomechanics Focus minor provides an introduction to solid and fluid mechanics, materials science, and data acquisition theory and practice, and then applies these topics to biomechanical problems such as human and animal movement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and the design and analysis of prosthetics. The minor is well-suited for Biology and Marine Biology majors who wish to understand the physical origins of anatomy and physiology, for pre-med students interested in orthopedics, or for anyone seeking an engineering perspective on biology. The Biomechanics Focus minor consists of six courses and is for non-engineering majors only: Required Courses*: ENGR 210 Engineering Statics ENGR 300 Mechanics of Materials and Lab ENGR 305 Fluid Mechanics and Lab ENGR 310 Materials Science ENGR 350 Theory and Design of Mechanical Measurements ENGR 442 Biomechanics *Some of these courses may require additional prerequisites

The Engineering Environmental Focus Minor The Engineering Environmental Focus minor exposes students to most areas of environmental engineering, including water and wastewater treatment, hydrology, and air pollution. This minor supplements the learning in other related majors, such as environmental science, biology, marine biology, and sustainability. It provides the student with an engineering background to enhance their career options. The Environmental Engineering Focus minor consists of six courses and is for non-engineering majors only: Required Courses* ENGR 210 Engineering Statics ENGR 305 Fluid Mechanics and Lab ENGR 320 Environmental Engineering ENGR 405 Air Pollution and Control ENGR 412 Water Resources and Lab ENGR 415 Water and Wastewater Treatment *Some of these courses have additional prerequisites

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ENGR 445 Dynamic Modeling and Control And four courses from the following list: ENGR 260 Engineering Electronics & Lab ENGR 340 Sustainable Energy Systems ENGR 431 Mechanical Vibrations ENGR 430 Sp Tp: Acoustics ENGR 430 Sp Tp: Finite Element Analysis ENGR 430 Special Topics (with permission of advisor) ENGR 442 Biomechanics ENGR 450 Mechatronics

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The Engineering Robotics Focus Minor

The Structural Engineering Minor

The Engineering Robotics Focus minor consists of six courses and is intended for non-engineering students desiring some technical experience in the area of robotics. The minor builds prerequisite skills in mechanical design, electronics and computer programming and culminates in a senior-level Mechatronics course where students design, build and program a robot to perform an assigned task autonomously. Required Courses* ENGR 110 Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR 115 Computer Applications for Engineering COMSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science & Lab ENGR 240 Circuit Theory & Lab ENGR 260 Engineering Electronics & Lab ENGR 450 Mechatronics *Some of these courses have additional prerequisites

The structural engineering minor consists of five courses emphasizing engineering principles and their applications in buildings. This minor is especially well suited for students majoring in architecture who desire a stronger technical understanding of structural design. Engineering majors are not permitted to pursue this minor.

Required Courses: ENGR 210 ENGR 300 ENGR 313 ENGR 409 Select one: ENGR 413 ENGR 414

Engineering Statics Mechanics of Materials & Lab Structural Analysis Structural Design I Advanced Structural Analysis Geotechnical Engineering & Lab

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School of Justice Studies Mission Statement

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The School of Justice Studies is dedicated to providing students with a top-quality education that will prepare them to successfully meet the challenges facing modern justice system professionals. The faculty and administration of the School of Justice Studies are committed to academic and professional excellence. Our goal is to develop one of the very best programs for justice system education in the United States.

Stephanie P. Manzi, Ph.D., Dean Robert W. McKenna, M.S., J.D., Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Director, Justice System Training & Research Institute Professors: Kathleen Dunn, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Robert Engvall, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Jeffrey A. Jenkins, J.D., Ed.D., Criminal Justice Yolanda M. Leott, Ph.D., Criminal Justice P. Christopher Menton, Ed.D., Criminal Justice Lisa L. Newcity, J.D., Legal Studies, Director of Legal Studies Program Doug White, CISSP, CCE, Ph.D., Forensics, Networking and Security, Director of FANS Thomas E. Wright, J.D., Legal Studies Associate Professors: Julie Coon, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Michael Hall, Ph.D., Public Administration, Director of Master of Science in Public Administration & Leadership Thomas Lonardo, J.D., Security Assurance Studies Tricia Martland, J.D., Legal Studies Melissa Russano, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Sean Varano, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Assistant Professor: Michael Fowler, Ph.D., Forensics, Networking and Security Katrina Norvell, Ph.D., Public Administration

Overview The School of Justice Studies offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, Cybersecurity and Networking, Security Assurance Studies, the Three Plus Three Programs in Legal Studies and Criminal Justice, the Four Plus One Program in Criminal Justice, minors in Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, Legal Studies, and Cybersecurity and Networking, and an undergraduate certificate in Digital Forensics. Master of Science degrees are offered in Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Leadership, and Public Administration. The School also offers graduate certificates in Digital Forensics, Leadership, Public Management and Health Care Administration and the Joint Master of Science in Cybersecurity/Juris Doctorate. The final component of the School the Justice System Training and Research Institute, is a resource for applied research and provides training programs for members of the justice system community.

Facilities The School of Justice Studies is located in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences building, which houses the Dean’s office, faculty offices, and classrooms. The graduate programs in public administration and leadership are offered on the Metro Campus. The University maintains a state-of-the-art computing facility, which includes access to the Internet, CD-ROM data, color printers, color scanners, and laser printers.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice The Criminal Justice program introduces students to the theory and practice of the United States criminal justice system. The goals of the program include: • Providing a professional education combined with an integrated liberal arts curriculum that teaches critical thought, analytical reasoning, and scholarly writing; • Preparing students who wish to pursue careers which include federal, state, and municipal law enforcement, professional human services, including counseling, probation and parole, corrections, and the legal profession; • Providing students the opportunity to develop intellectual skills that will enable them to pursue lifelong learning; Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 11 required criminal justice courses, 3 additional criminal justice electives, 8 required courses from other departments, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours. Students are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major. Requirements in the Major CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJS 106 Applied Concepts in Justice Studies CJS 150 Policing in America CJS 201 Substantive Criminal Law CJS 204 Constitutional Law CJS 254 Research Methods for Criminal Justice

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Objectives: 1. The members of the School of Justice Studies are committed to excellence in teaching in order to prepare students to assume leadership positions in the U.S. justice system; 2. The faculty and administration of the School are committed to professional excellence and advancing the state of knowledge in the Criminal Justice discipline through commitment to the dissemination and publication of original research; 3. The members of the School of Justice Studies recognize that the disciplines represented in the School are applied social sciences. Therefore, the School is responsive to the needs of the professional justice system community and has developed a positive relationship with justice system agencies throughout the region. This will enable students to gain a variety of professional experiences as an essential part of their education.

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CJS 308 Criminology CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the US Courts CJS 330 Corrections in the United States CJS 403 Juvenile Justice CJS 420 Justice Studies Capstone Elective Requirements Any three additional Criminal Justice courses Requirements in Other Departments NATSC 226 Forensic Science COMM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking Two of the following: POLSC 100 American Government and Politics PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology Two courses from one of the following areas: Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Two additional courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (Required skills courses, or their prerequisites, and other required support courses for the major, cannot be used to satisfy this requirement).

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies In recognition of the fact that the law has a profound effect our everyday experiences as members of a democratic society, the Legal Studies program at Roger Williams University is designed to provide students with education in the law and the American justice system. The undergraduate study of law provides students with the foundation necessary to engage in the democratic process and political debate, to understand and appreciate the significance of our liberties, and to engage in civil discourse about the changing circumstances and challenges that face our society and our world. The academic focus in this program is on the development of a student’s capacity for critical thought, analytical reasoning, and scholarly writing. The Legal Studies degree prepares students who are interested in entering the legal field immediately upon graduation with the skills and knowledge that would be of benefit to any number of employers in the public and private sector. The Legal Studies program also provides students with the kind of analytical skills, writing proficiency, and academic discipline necessary to future success in law school or in pursuing a graduate degree. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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The goals of the program include: • Incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to the undergraduate study of the law through a dual major requirement within the College of Arts and Sciences, and through “required support courses” from other academic disciplines within the University; • Preparing students for further graduate study by creating a centralized and structured program that provides education, advisement, and guidance to law school candidates; • Prepare students wishing to pursue careers in the legal profession or other related occupations such as arbitrator, mediator, patent agent, title examiner, legislative assistant, lobbyist, political office holder, corporate executive, journalist, educator, abstractor, claims examiner, compliance and enforcement inspector,



occupational and safety health worker, social worker, legal psychology expert, and jury consultant; Enhancing and enriching the total educational experience by helping students from all academic disciplines develop critical thinking and reasoning abilities, a sense of justice, and an appreciation for the role of the law as an important tradition in Western thought.

The Legal Studies Program incorporates a secondary major requirement within the Bachelor of Arts program, which ensures an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law at the undergraduate level. Undergraduates who wish to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies must complete the University Core Curriculum, the Legal Studies course sequence, and the course sequence for a second major of their choice within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who are planning to pursue law school are strongly advised to discuss their choice of second major with their advisor. Students currently earning an undergraduate degree may enroll in the program as a Legal Studies major at the discretion of the appropriate deans. The Legal Studies Program offers many innovative approaches to legal education, including: • the use of computers and computer databases including Westlaw, Lexis, and CD ROM collections; • internship programs with law firms and government agencies; • participation in the Mock Trial program using the University’s law school facilities; • membership in the RWU Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity; • participation in community service projects promoting service to others and commitment to promoting access to justice. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 11 required major courses, three required courses from other departments and the requisite courses for a second major in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. Requirements in the Major LS 101 The American Legal System CJS 204 Constitutional Law LS 209 Legal Methods I LS 215 Legal Methods II CJS 320 Crim./Civ. Proc. In U.S. Courts LS 425 Senior Thesis in Legal Studies Elective Requirements Any three additional Legal Studies courses Any two additional Legal Studies or Criminal Justice courses Requirements in Other Departments POLSC 100 American Government and Politics PHIL 205 Logic Any 300+ level writing course Requisite Courses for Second Major in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. Note: The Legal Studies Major is not approved by the American Bar Association and is not intended to prepare students to work as Paralegals.

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The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides students the opportunity to select either a track in biology or chemistry while pursuing courses in criminal justice. This approach provides both the applied and theoretical knowledge for our students so that they are qualified and prepared to pursue a variety of careers in forensics. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science must satisfy the University Core Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Core requirements, the required major courses based on track selection (biology or chemistry), a 2 semester math sequence, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours. Requirements in the Major – Biology Track (Students in this track cannot declare a double major, minor or core concentration in Biology) BIO 103/L & BIO 104/L Biology I & II and Labs BIO 200 Genetics and Lab BIO 215/L & BIO 216/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Labs BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab BIO 340 Biotechnology and Lab CHEM 191/L & CHEM 192/L Principles of Chemistry I & II and Labs PHYS 109/L & PHYS 110/L Physics I & II and Labs CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJS 210 Law of Evidence CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the Courts CJS 405 Criminal Investigations NATSC 226 Forensic Science and Lab and a minimum of five (5) Forensic Science Electives which may include FSI 430 – Special Topics in Forensic Science Requirements in Other Departments Select one (1) of the following statistics courses: Math 124 or Math 207 or Math 315 and complete Math 213/Lab Calculus I and Lab. Requirements in the Major – Chemistry Track (Students in this track cannot take CHEM 450 as the CHEM elective) (Students in this track cannot minor in Chemistry or double major with the B.A. in Chemistry or the B.A. in Environmental Chemistry) CHEM 191/L & CHEM 192/L Principles of Chemistry I & II and Labs CHEM 301/L & CHEM 302/L Organic Chemistry I & II and Labs CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab CHEM elective PHYS 109/L & PHYS 110/L Physics I & II and Labs BIO 103/L Biology I and Lab CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJS 210 Law of Evidence CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the Courts CJS 405 Criminal Investigations NATSC 226 Forensic Science and Lab and a minimum of five (5) Forensic Science Electives which may include FSI 430 – Special Topics in Forensic Science

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Networking This degree program, designed by faculty and industry professionals, which provides students with the opportunity to study aspects of computing and technology related to TCP/ IP networking, telecommunication, and computer security. In particular, this program allows for a broad background in both technology security as well as basic networking skills during the first three years of study and then allows the students to develop a focus area which serves as a major. The focus area serves to provide the student with specific skills in a variety of suggested areas which will lead to a range of diverse careers using technology and security in industry. This program focuses on hands-on knowledge of computers, routers, switches, and other technologies as a basis for study and adds a security focus to provide insight into the technology needs of modern corporations who deal with both hacking, internal threats, error and audit as part of the IT specialization. The program is IT oriented but security driven and should provide students with a diverse resume suitable to jobs such as network administration, IT security specialist, firewalling support, penetration testing, packet analysis, and other IT support roles within the networking, security, or IT departments of the organization. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Networking must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 13 required major courses, a 12 credit focus area of courses at the 300 and 400 level, MATH 124, 6 requirements in other departments, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours. Requirements in the Major SEC 100 Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware SEC 200 Introduction to Computer Security Techniques SEC 230 Networking and Telecommunications SEC 231 Advanced Networking SEC 300 Security Techniques II SEC 320 Digital Forensics I SEC 330 Penetration Testing I SEC 340 Code, Codemakers and Codebreakers – A Beginning Class for Cryptography SEC 432 Network Analysis SEC 450 Law for Networking, Security and Forensic Professionals SEC 469 Internship in Networking and Security Required Focus Area Students must select a 12 credit focus area of SEC courses at the 300 level or above. Examples of focus areas include digital forensics, general networking, networking and security, or security audit. Other technology courses may be considered in discussion with the student’s advisor.

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Note: The Legal Studies Program is not affiliated with the Paralegal Studies Program offered through the University’s School of Continuing Studies. Continuing Studies students in the Paralegal Studies Major cannot satisfy Program degree requirements by taking Legal Studies Program courses in the day division.

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Requirements in Other Departments COMM 210 ECON 111 or ECON 112 or ACCT 201 BUSN 408 or SEC 451 COMSC 110/Lab COMSC 111/Lab SEC 205 or SEC 210 MATH 124 Additional Recommended Courses MATH 213 and MATH 214

The Bachelor of Science in Security Assurance Studies The Security Assurance Studies major is designed to develop security professionals capable of making sound decisions, lifelong learning, and the ability to deal with the global, national, and local issues which are a dynamic function of many different components of civilization. Security is an area which can take on many forms. Traditionally, the idea of security referred specifically to areas of law enforcement or government service in the protection of secrets and personnel. Today, security transcends all these areas to encompass many disciplines as well as to provide many avenues to career success. This major allows students to focus on the area of study which interests them most. The major’s mission is two-fold: i. To prepare students for a career in security, where the preparation is sufficiently broad to allow choices and opportunities as to which direction the study may take. ii. To prepare students for specialized work through focus in a particular area of security with advanced coursework. This major is interdisciplinary in nature. In this program, students will complete an inter-disciplinary study of security and a 4-course focus in an approved area of security assurance (e.g. Foreign Languages, Computer Science, etc). Students will study a variety of disciplines to provide a broad exposure to the many different areas of security assurance: business, justice studies, ethics, logic, political science, psychology, communications, and technology. Degree Requirements Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Security Assurance Studies must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, the major required courses listed below, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours. Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Major Courses: COMM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking PHIL 205 Logic PHIL 200 Ethics ECON 111 or ECON 112 MATH 124 Statistics Political Science POLSC 110 The United States in World Affairs POLSC 210 International Relations Security Assurance Studies SEC 100 Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware SEC 200 Introduction to Computer Security Techniques SEC 320 Digital Forensics I

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Law for Networking, Security, and Forensic Professionals SEC 499 Senior Colloquium Criminal Justice and Legal Studies CJS 105 or LS 101 CJS 201 Substantive Criminal Law CJS 210 Law of Evidence CJS 320 Civil and Criminal Procedures in U.S. Courts CJS 424 Securing the Homeland Psychology PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 240 Quantitative Analysis PSYCH 250 Introduction to Theories of Personality PSYCH 320 Forensic Psychology PSYCH 340 or CJS 254 Students will also complete the following: • a Focus Study consisting of five classes that will be proposed to an advisor for approval. This set of five courses is arranged between the advisor and student. At least 3 of the courses must be upper division. • an internship in security which complements the Focus Study area.

The Minor in Criminal Justice The criminal justice minor is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and to allow students to develop an appreciation of criminal justice as a social science. This minor is not available to students enrolled as legal studies or criminal justice majors. Requirements in the Minor CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJS 308 Criminology CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the US Courts Any three additional criminal justice courses

The Minor in Digital Forensics The minor in Digital Forensics allows students the option to pursue study in the area of professional Digital Forensic examinations, which includes both acquisition of evidence, analysis of pc based evidence, mobile device evidence, and legal issues related to Digital Forensics. Requirements in the Minor SEC 320 Digital Forensics I SEC 400 Advanced OS and Hardware SEC 420 Digital Forensics II SEC 421 Digital Forensics III SEC 450 Law for Networking, Security and Forensic Professionals and One additional 200 level or above SEC or COMSC course

The Minor in Legal Studies The legal studies minor is designed to provide students with exposure to the study of law. This minor is not available to students enrolled as legal studies or criminal justice majors.

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Any three additional legal studies courses at the 200 level or above Note: The minor in legal studies is not approved by the American Bar Association and is not intended to prepare students to work as Paralegals.

The Minor in Cybersecurity and Networking The networking and security minor is available to all students. Requirements in the Minor SEC 100 Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware SEC 200 Security Techniques SEC 300 Security Techniques II SEC 450 Law for Networking, Security and Forensic Professionals Any two additional SEC; Networking and Security courses at the 300 or 400 level.

Certificate in Digital Forensics This certificate is open to day and continuing study students. Day school students shall receive the certificate with their degree upon graduation. Requirements in the Certificate in Digital Forensics SEC 320 Digital Forensics I SEC 400 Forensic Hardware and Acquisition SEC 420 Digital Forensics II SEC 421 Digital Forensics III SEC 450 Law for Networking, Security and Forensic Professionals

Criminal Justice 4 + 1 Program This program allows exceptional undergraduate, criminal justice majors the opportunity to earn six graduate credits during their senior year and the remainder of the course requirements for the Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice in a single, post-graduate year. This is an accelerated program for students who intend to study criminal justice full-time at the graduate level. Students who are accepted into this program take two graduate courses in their senior year (one in the fall and one in the spring). The remaining ten courses are completed as a matriculated graduate student. Application to the program takes place in the student’s junior year. It is strongly recommended that students who are interested in this program speak with the graduate director of the Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice in their sophomore year to discuss admission requirements.

Three-Plus-Three Program Outstanding students who qualify for this special program may be able to complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree and the Juris Doctor degree in six years. Full-time students who matriculate at the University in their freshman year and who maintain superior academic records with outstanding academic averages and superior scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) may apply to the Roger Williams University School of Law in their junior year. All undergraduate graduation requirements, excluding all Legal Studies requirements with the exception of LS 101 and either LS 209 or LS 215, should have been completed or the courses for completion should be in progress. The Legal Studies major will be completed using courses taken during the first year of law school. Students must have completed a minimum of 90 credits toward the undergraduate degree prior to beginning law school in the fall semester. After commencement the graduation coordinator will confirm that a minimum of 30 credits were successfully completed in the Law School. At that point the undergraduate degree will be posted. • A student must have earned at least 90 credits in three years of study at Roger Williams University before beginning at the School of Law. • All Core Curriculum requirements and major requirements must be met within those 90 credits. • The student’s cumulative grade-point average must be at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C (2.0). • The student must score significantly above the 50th percentile on the LSAT. In completing the first year of work in the School of Law, a student in the Three-Plus-Three program must pass all law courses with a grade-point average of at least 2.0. It is mandatory that all non-law academic work toward the combination degree be completed before any work in law is undertaken. Those interested in pursuing the Three-Plus-Three Program must contact the Dean of Admissions at the School of Law and the Dean of the School of Justice Studies, no later than the end of the freshman year. This program is not available to transfer students.

Study Abroad Programs The School of Justice Studies also offers two study abroad programs. The first is a full semester abroad experience at the University of Westminster. The second is a two course summer abroad program in Europe. More detail can be found in the Study Abroad section of this catalogue or through the Study Abroad Office.

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Requirements in the Minor LS 101 The American Legal System LS 209 Legal Methods I CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the US Courts

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School of Continuing Studies Mission Statement

The Academic Liaison and the Advisement Process

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is committed to providing lifelong learning educational opportunities for part-time adult and continuing education students interested in degree completion, career enhancement, and personal enrichment. It provides a variety of degree and certificate programs through several delivery formats to students located both locally or at a distance. The SCS seeks to meet the diverse educational needs of its students and to ensure that its offerings reflect the high quality and learning outcomes promoted by the University.

Each student is assigned an academic liason and must meet with (or communicate with) his or her academic liason to complete a variety of activities, as they relate to admissions, registration, and enrollment. Students are urged to meet with their advisor to discuss their educational and career interests and goals. Academic liasons review and explain the requirements for a degree or certificate; determine how much eligible credit may be granted through such program options as transfer credit, CLEP exams, military training and experience, and credit documentation; and estimate how many courses and how long it might take to complete degree programs.

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The academic liason will assist with the formation of a degree plan and complete an assessment of the student’s status including a listing of requirements already completed and those which need to be completed.













Accelerated Degree Completion. The SCS offers accelerated degree completion for students seeking a degree or the completion of a certificate program through the many sources of “advanced standing” credit and the variety of course delivery options available to eligible students. Generally, students can pursue their programs with minimal interference to their employment, family, and personal commitments. Transfer Credit. Academic credit may be awarded to eligible students for prior college attendance, military training and experience, CLEP or other standardized exams, non-traditional learning experiences, and standardized and non-standardized credit documentation (prior learning assessment). Bachelor and Certificate Programs. The SCS offers a wide variety of courses, certificate programs and programs leading to baccalaureate degrees. A ‘TriFlex’ Schedule. The SCS’s course delivery options allow students to choose from three different types of course offerings: Classroom courses (which meet on a regular weekly basis scheduled either late afternoons, evenings, or Saturdays), Directed Seminars (which meet 4-6 times per semester and normally use online instruction between classroom meetings), and Online courses (which have no class meetings and provide comprehensive online instruction). Convenient Scheduling of Classes. Classes are scheduled at convenient times and locations, the Providence Campus, the Newport Naval Base, and main campus is Bristol. Distance Learning Options. The SCS offers many distance learning courses and bachelor degree programs to distant students. These options serve students who are geographically removed from the campus and who are unable to spend long periods of time in residential study. Continuous Advisement. Academic advisement is available throughout the year. The SCS advisement process establishes a working relationship between each student and an assigned Academic Liaison.

The academic liason is responsible for guiding the student through the stages of the academic program and identifying the appropriate courses and learning experiences. The academic liason has primary responsibility for the student, from the formulation of the student’s degree plan to its completion. Academic liasons also assist students by: arranging learning experiences through which the student can achieve his or her goals; verifying that a student’s records are kept current; communicating with instructors and adjunct faculty and others involved in the student’s program; recommending the assignment of credits and the awarding of the degree; and discussing career goals. Meetings with academic liaisons take place on any of the University’s campus or at appropriate off-campus sites and/ or by telephone or electronic communication. The SCS offers continuous advisement throughout the year.

Prior Learning Assessment Credit Documentation Students in the SCS are eligible to receive credit for life and work experiences which align to college-level learning, applied skills, and competencies which can be properly documented and verified. Through the credit documentation process, it is possible to earn as many as 90 credits. Such credit becomes a permanent part of a student’s record upon completion of at least 30 credits at Roger Williams University as a SCS student. Students who wish to pursue prior learning credit are assisted by the Director of Prior Learning Assessment - Credit Documentation. Some eligible credit may be granted through the University’s recognition of standardized non-collegiate learning experiences (standardized credit documentation). Students should consult with their Academic Liaison and follow up with the Director of Prior Learning Assessment – Credit Documentation to learn more about this program. Guidelines and student instructions about all forms of Credit Documentation are available from the Director of Prior Learning Assessment - Credit Documentation. Please note all credit documentation must be submitted a year prior to expected graduation date. Students may be awarded up to 90 credits toward their bachelors degree using one or more of the following:

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Transfer Credit: As much as three years of applicable college credit (90 credits) may be transferred from work completed previously at other accredited colleges or universities, with a grade of C or higher; up to 60 credits may be transferred from institutions that only offer associate degrees. Students transferring in with a conferred Associates degree may transfer in up to 66 credits. Military Training: As much as three years of college credit (90 credits) may be granted for military training and/or experience. Prior Learning Assessment – Credit Documentation: As much as three years of college credit (90 credits) may be granted for work experience, personal enrichment, and/ or participation in conferences and workshops. Only a grade of “P” (pass) will be awarded to a course that has been documented. College Level Examination Program: As much as three years of college credit (90 credits) may be granted for successful completion of CLEP tests and/or other standardized exams recognized by the American Council on Education. A wide variety of subjects can be tested. To qualify for CLEP credit, students must have been out of high school for at least three years and must not have earned equivalent course credit at RWU or another institution of higher education. Students need to achieve the scores recommended and published by the American Council on Education.

Students may be awarded up to a total of 45 credits toward their associates degree using one or more of the following: • Transfer Credit: Credits may be transferred from work completed previously at other accredited colleges or universities, with a grade of C or higher. • Military Training: Credits may be granted for military training and/or experience. • Prior Learning Assessment – Credit Documentation: Credits may be granted for work experience, personal enrichment, and/or participation in conferences and workshops. Only a grade of “P” (pass) will be awarded to a course that has been documented. • College Level Examination Program: Credits may be granted for a successful completion of CLEP tests and/ or other standardized exams recognized by the American Council on Education. A wide variety of subjects can be tested. To qualify for CLEP credit, students must have been out of high school for at least three years and must not have earned equivalent course credit at RWU or another institution of higher education. Students need to achieve the scores recommended and published by the American Council on Education.

Academic Requirements and General Requirements for a Degree All bachelor degree programs require the successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits as an enrolled student at the University, and all baccalaureate degree programs also require a minimum of 120 credits through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, Credit Documentation,

CLEP or other exams, and military training and experience. Students must complete their last five courses at RWU. NOTE: A bachelor’s in paralegal studies requires 121 credits. All associate degree programs require the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits as an enrolled student at the University, and all associate degree programs also require a minimum of 60 credits through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, Credit Documentation, CLEP or other exams, and military training and experience. Students must complete their last five courses at RWU. NOTE: An associate’s in paralegal studies requires 61 credits. University Catalog. All students should read the University catalog carefully for additional information, requirements, and/ or policies which may apply to them. Matriculation. Students wishing to pursue a program leading to a degree offered by the University must follow application procedures and be considered by the University as a matriculating student admitted to a specific degree program. Non-Matriculation. Students may enroll in courses offered by the University even though they are not pursuing a degree. Non-matriculating students may earn college credit if they have followed proper application and registration procedures, but they cannot be considered for a degree unless they matriculate. Declaration of a Major. All matriculating students are required to declare a major. Students wishing to change the major in which they are enrolled must consult an academic advisor and file a Curriculum Declaration form. Declaration of a Minor. Bachelor degree candidates may, at their option, declare a minor after consultation with an Academic Liaison at the time of their initial registration. Students wishing to change the minor in which they are enrolled must consult with an academic advisor; this should be done prior to the submission of a Degree Application form. Declaration of a Certificate. Bachelor degree candidates may, at their option, declare their intent to complete a Certificate, after consultation with an Academic Liaison at the time of their initial registration. Students wishing to change the certificate in which they are enrolled must consult with an academic advisor; this should be done prior to the submission of a Degree Application form. Rate of Progress. Students taking courses through the SCS must pass at least 50 percent of those courses taken during each academic year (September 1 through August 31). Students not meeting these requirements will be placed on probation following the first semester of unsatisfactory performance. Students returning after a minimum of one semester absence under this policy will be on probation. They must pass all courses attempted and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to continue. Semester Course Limit (Part-Time and Full-Time Study). Students should regulate their academic loads according to the amount of time available and required for class attendance, outside preparation, and successful course completion. Depending upon the program and the number of credits taken, students may be considered full-time and charged the appropriate tuition rates.

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Incompletes. With faculty approval, students have up to 1-1/2 years (3 full semesters, not including summer) to complete a course for which a grade of an incomplete (I) was assigned. All students should become familiar with the academic requirements which apply to them and their chosen program of study. Students should read the University catalog carefully and consult with their academic advisors regarding all of the requirements which may apply to them. All students seeking a degree should be given a degree plan listing requirements which have been satisfied as well as requirements which need to be completed.

The Educational Process Enrollment takes place within the University’s regular Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as the Summer Sessions, providing enrollment opportunities throughout the entire year. Students in the SCS are eligible to enroll in many of the University’s day and evening classroom course offerings on the main campus, at other satellite or University locations, or online. Through the TriFlex schedule, students may be offered such enrollment options as traditional classroom courses; directed seminars and online courses. In some cases, students may also enroll in internships and independent study courses. “Course offerings are may be delivered in classroom, online, and via hybrid formats. Online and hybrid instruction use the University’s online learning management system, Bridges. On occasion and when warranted, class presentations may be delivered to students via DVD or by other electronic methods.” Students are not required to complete an on-campus residency. As a reminder, all SCS students are required to complete a minimum enrollment requirement of credits at the University, appropriate to their degree program (outlined above). These credits can be completed in the classroom, online, or through a hybrid course. Steps in the Educational Process • Student review of information and programs from the School Continuing Studies. • Submission of the SCS application and application fee. • Meeting (communication) with an Academic Liaison. • Selection of program of study. • Development of a degree plan. • Program enrollment and course registration. • Completion of courses as outlined on the degree plan. • Completion of other requirements as outlined on the degree plan. • Degree Completion/Graduation.

General Requirements for the Associate Degree All students seeking a baccalaureate degree must complete: • A minimum of 60 credits* (through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, credit documentation, CLEP or other exams, and military experience). • A minimum enrollment requirement of 15 credits taken at the University. • A major academic program or concentration. • A 2.0 average in all courses carrying a letter grade. • A 2.0 average in all required major courses. • A 2.0 average in all required minor courses (if minor is included in a student’s program). • SCS general education requirements.* • The last five remaining courses in your degree of study must be completed at RWU. • All financial requirements must be met. *61 for an Associate in Paralegal Degree General Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree All students seeking a baccalaureate degree must complete: • A minimum of 120* credits (through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, credit documentation, CLEP or other exams, and military experience). • A minimum enrollment requirement of 30 credits taken at the University. • A major academic program or concentration. • A 2.0 average in all courses carrying a letter grade. • A 2.0 average in all required major courses. • A 2.0 average in all required minor courses (if minor is included in a student’s program). • SCS general education requirements.* • The last five remaining courses in your degree of study must be completed at RWU. • All financial requirements must be met. *121 for a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Transfer students should consult with an advisor to determine how the transfer guidelines apply to the general education requirements. The general education requirements consist of courses from the arts, humanities, sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences. The University’s degree programs, including general education, provide students with communications skills; the ability for critical and logical analysis, scientific and quantitative reasoning; and the capability for continuing education. The general education requirements are designed to assure that all students have an awareness of and breadth of exposure to the disciplines and fields of study associated with communications skills, and the traditional liberal arts and general education areas and domains within higher education. All SCS students are required to complete a minimum of onefourth of their degree requirements in general education (e.g.,

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Transfer of Credits after Matriculation. Matriculating students wishing to take courses at other institutions and transfer credit to Roger Williams University must obtain permission of an Academic Liaison, file a Request to Attend another College form with the SCS, and submit an official transcript upon course completion. Credit for courses completed successfully with a grade of C or better will be posted to the student’s record. Grades earned will not be recorded and will not affect the student’s GPA. The last five courses in a student’s degree program must be completed at RWU.

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the equivalent of thirty semester hours in a bachelor degree program, or the equivalent of fifteen semester hours in an associate degree program). General Education requirements may be satisfied by credits granted for students’ prior college attendance, CLEP examinations, military training and experience (as recommended by the American Council on Education), and credit documentation. Students transferring with a baccalaureate degree shall be considered as having met the general education requirements. Based on University guidelines, advisors determine which transfer courses may be considered equivalent to general education courses. After assessing the general education requirements which may be satisfied through their various sources of advanced standing, students who need general education courses are advised to enroll in courses designated as the University’s General Education courses (skills and interdisciplinary core courses) whenever they are scheduled or available in the SCS as classroom or online course offerings. In addition to RWU’s skills and interdisciplinary core courses, courses may also be taken from the categories associated with the examinations of the College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) to satisfy general education requirements. These categories include materials and subjects commonly taught during the first two years in many of the nation’s colleges and universities, and they include English Composition, Mathematics, Science, Humanities/Fine Arts, and Social Sciences/ History. These areas correspond to the University’s general education curricular categories as reflected in the skills and interdisciplinary core courses. The general education requirements shall include the following: two writing courses (including Expository Writing and a second writing course, e.g. Critical Writing for the Professions); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science, as well as three liberal art electives.

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Students who have attended accredited institutions may transfer credits for successfully completed courses (C or better and courses with Pass or Satisfactory grades if such grades are equivalent to C or better). Academic liasons determine the application of transfer credit to degree and program requirements. Such determinations may be based on comparability of depth and content to courses offered at the University, as well as other considerations. Transfer students must consult a SCS academic liaison to determine how the transfer guidelines apply to the Skills and General Education requirements. Students who have not successfully completed college-level courses in expository writing or post-algebraic mathematics may be required to take placement tests in writing and/or mathematics prior to enrollment in such courses.

Graduation with Honors Students should note that honorary distinctions at graduation are available only to qualified students who have successfully completed a minimum of 54 semester credit hours of study through residency or course enrollment at

Roger Williams University. Accordingly, degrees with honors are as follows: • Honors (cum laude), awarded to those students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.4 • High Honors (magna cum laude), awarded to those students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.6; • Highest Honors (summa cum laude), awarded to those students who have attained a GPA of not less than 3.8.

Financial Aid Accepted students in the SCS who take a minimum of six (6) credits per semester are eligible for financial aid. In addition, various forms of military tuition assistance are usually available to service members.

Adult Education Scholarships The School Continue Studies makes several scholarships available each academic year to eligible students enrolled in the SCS. The amount of each scholarship may vary from one year to another. This scholarship program is based on a combination of financial need and academic promise; however, prior academic experience and community service will be taken into consideration. Applications for these scholarships may be obtained through the administrative offices of the SCS at times announced throughout the year.

Registration In order to register for classes, it is necessary for students to contact their Academic Liaisons. Although online registration options exist, advisor contact is essential to initiate a student’s online registration.

DEGREES OFFERED The School of Continuing Studies offers the following campus based undergraduate degrees. Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice Cyber Security and Networking Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Management Paralegal Studies** Public Administration Bachelor of General Studies: Community Development Health Care Administration Humanities Individualized Concentration Industrial Technology Psychology Social and Health Services Social Science Technology Leadership and Management Theatre

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Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice Cyber Security and Networking Paralegal Studies** Public Administration NOTE: The BS in EMS is partially available online. Labs and clinicals are NOT available online. Bachelor of General Studies: Community Development Health Care Administration Individualized Concentration Industrial Technology Psychology Social and Health Services Social Science Technology Leadership and Management **A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face). Note: None of the Paralegal Studies offerings are affiliated with the Legal Studies Program offered by the University’s day division. Only the Paralegal Studies degree and certificate programs are ABA approved.

Online Certificate Programs Case Management (undergraduate level) Community Development (undergraduate level) Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health (undergraduate level) Gerontology (undergraduate level) Health Services Administration (undergraduate level) Health Care Paralegal* (post baccalaureate level) Municipal Management (undergraduate level) Nursing Home Administrator (post baccalaureate level) Nurse Paralegal* (post baccalaureate level) Paralegal Studies* (post baccalaureate level) School Nurse Teacher (post baccalaureate level) *A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face).

Campus Based Certificate Programs The following certificate programs are available through the School of Continuing Studies for campus-based students. Case Management (undergraduate level) Community Development (undergraduate level) Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health (undergraduate level) Gerontology (undergraduate level) Health Care Paralegal (post baccalaureate level) Health Services Administration (undergraduate level) Municipal Management (undergraduate level) Nursing Home Administrator (post-baccalaureate level) Nurse Paralegal* (post baccalaureate level) Paralegal Studies* (post baccalaureate level) School Nurse Teaching (post baccalaureate level)

Sustainable Community and Economic Development (graduate level) *A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face).

ASSOCIATE DEGREES Associate degrees are normally available to eligible students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs within the University’s continuing education programs. Students interested in an associate degree options should speak with their advisors regarding specific requirements and eligibility. Associate degrees recipients are not recognized at the May commencement, but they are recognized at a ceremony conducted by the SCS.

Associate Degree Programs Associate of Arts (aligned to Associate of Science in: an SCS BGS program) Criminal Justice Associate of Science** (aligned Paralegal Studies* to an SCS BS program) *A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face). **The Bachelor of Science Program in Management does not offer an Associates option.

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

This program is designed for people working in criminal justice or law enforcement or those who seek employment in such areas. Total Major Credits....................................................42 credits Required Courses (33 credits) CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJS 106 Applied Concepts in Justice Studies CJS 150 Policing in America CJS 201 Substantive Criminal Law CJS 204 Constitutional Law CJS 254 Survey of Methods for Criminal Justice CJS 308 Criminology CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the US Courts CJS 330 Corrections in the United States CJS 403 Juvenile Justice CJS 420 Justice Studies Capstone Major Electives (9 credits) Any three additional Criminal Justice courses. Requirements in Other Departments.........................24 credits COMM 210 Two of the following: POLSC 100 PSYCH 100 SOC 100

Introduction to Public Speaking American Government and Politics Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Sociology

Two courses from one of the following areas: Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

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Three additional courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (Required skills courses, or their prerequisites, and other required support courses for the major, cannot be used to satisfy this requirement). Core Curriculum........................................................21 credits Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing and Critical Writing); Basic Statistics; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.....................................................................33 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services This program is intended for students employed in positions associated with emergency medical services administration, public health, or who seek employment in such areas. The Baccalaureate in Emergency Medical Services will be delivered in a blended format containing existing courses and newly created courses. Courses will be delivered in a hybrid direct seminar or online format utilizing asynchronous and synchronous methods in order to expand access to the programs for students participating via distance learning. The Baccalaureate in Emergency Medical Services will be delivered utilizing a group of required courses, with the option of two tracts (EMS Administration & EMS Public Health) which will provide broader appeal to prospective students. The courses currently offered in the existing catalog will continue to be delivered as in previous semesters. Personnel in EMS and Public Health have already expressed interest in becoming adjunct faculty to facilitate the program. Major Requirements (all tracks: 21 credits): EMS 101 Introduction to Health Professions EMS 121 EMT Basic PA 360 Communication in Organizations SHS 411 Grant Writing HCA 413 Moral & Ethical Issues of Health Care SHS 454 Research Methods EMS Administration Track.........................................18 credits

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PA 362 Public Personnel Administration PA 363 Public Financial Administration EMS 401 EMS Administration I EMS 402 EMS Administration II SHS 417 Human Resource Development EMS 499 Capstone Public Health Track (18 Credits) EMS 301 Health Information Systems and Technology EMS 302 Public Health Culture and Diversity EMS 303 Public Health Emergency Preparedness PA 340 Public Policy or PH 201 Public Health Essentials HCA 405 Introduction Public Health EMS 499 Capstone

Para-medicine Track (30 Credits) EMS 211 EMT Paramedic I EMS 212 EMT Paramedic II EMS 311 Paramedic III EMS 313 Paramedic Practicum I EMS 314 Paramedic Practicum 2 EMS 499 Capstone Electives (9 credits selected from Emergency Medical Services Track courses) General Education: two Writing courses; a Mathematics Skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, History, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives........................................................... up to 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Networking This degree program, designed by faculty and industry professionals, which provides students with the opportunity to study aspects of computing and technology related to TCP/IP networking, telecommunication, and computer security. In particular, this program allows for a broad background in both technology security as well as basic networking skills during the first three years of study and then allows the students to develop a focus area which serves as a major. The focus area serves to provide the student with specific skills in a variety of suggested areas which will lead to a range of diverse careers using technology and security in industry. This program focuses on hands-on knowledge of computers, routers, switches, and other technologies as a basis for study and adds a security focus to provide insight into the technology needs of modern corporations who deal with both hacking, internal threats, error and audit as part of the IT specialization. The program is IT oriented but security driven and should provide students with a diverse resume suitable to jobs such as network administration, IT security specialist, firewalling support, penetration testing, packet analysis, and other IT support roles within the networking, security, or IT departments of the organization. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Networking must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 13 required major courses, a 12 credit focus area of courses at the 300 and 400 level, MATH, 6 requirements in other departments, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours. Required Courses SEC 100 Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware SEC 200 Introduction to Computer Security Techniques SEC 230 Networking and Telecommunications SEC 231 Advanced Networking SEC 300 Security Techniques II SEC 320 Digital Forensics I SEC 330 Penetration Testing I

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Code, Codemakers and Codebreakers – A Beginning Class for Cryptography SEC 350 Law for Networking and Forensic Professionals SEC 432 Network Analysis SEC 469 Internship in Networking and Security Required Focus Area Students must select a 12 credit focus area of SEC courses at the 300 level or above. Examples of focus areas include digital forensics, general networking, networking and security, or security audit. Other technology courses may be considered in discussion with the student’s advisor. Requirements in Other Departments COMM 210 ECON 111 or ECON 112 or ACCT 201 BUSN 408 or SEC 451 COMSC 110/Lab COMSC 111/Lab SEC 205 or SEC 210 MATH 124 Additional Recommended Courses MATH 213 and MATH 214 Three additional courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (required skills courses, or their prerequisites, and other required support courses for the major, cannot be used to satisfy this requirement). Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 20 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Management (See Management section of the catalog)

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration This program prepares students for government service on the federal, state, or local level, for employment in nonprofit organizations, and for careers which require various administrative skills. Its courses focus on such areas as budgeting, personnel and financial administration, the management of organizations, public services, law, political and government institutions, ethics, and global awareness. Total Major Credits....................................................36 credits Required Courses (27 credits) POLSC 100 American Government and Politics PA 201 Public Administration PA 202 Studies in Public Administration PA 305 State and Local Government PA 306 City Management PA 340 Public Policy PA 362 Public Personnel Administration PA 363 Public Financial Administration PA 364 Organizational Theory and Management

Major Electives (9 credits) Select three courses in public administration, political science, or other approved areas. Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.....................................................................54 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Minor in Public Administration This program requires the completion of the following six (6) courses: POLSC 100 American Government and Politics PA 201 Public Administration PA 202 Studies in Public Administration (or approved substitute) Any three additional courses in Public Administration Total Minor Credits ...................................................18 credits

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies The Paralegal Studies program is a practice-oriented course of study designed to prepare students as paralegals. As the legal industry experiences transformation due to economic and technological changes, opportunities for accomplished and technically-savvy paralegals have increased significantly. Paralegal students receive education in many different facets of substantive law, including the litigation, criminal law, legal databases and alternative dispute resolution. The Paralegal Studies Program combines academic rigor with legal and technical competencies to develop well-rounded legal professionals. Our graduates pursue successful careers as paralegals in legal, corporate, non-profit, or government organizations, and many continue to law school. In 1998, the Paralegal Studies program was approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The majority of the courses are available via distance education, but in accordance with ABA requirements, a minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face). Paralegals are prohibited from the practice of law except when allowed by law or court rule. Total Major Credits................................................... 46 credits Required Courses (37 credits) PLS 100 Introduction to Law and Legal Studies PLS 101 Criminal Law for the Paralegal PLS 110 Emerging Technologies and the Legal Environment PLS 120 Law in Contemporary Society PLS 210 Legal Research and Writing I PLS 211 Legal Research and Writing II PLS 221 Law of Contracts PLS 222 Law of Business Organizations PLS 310 Litigation I PLS 311 Litigation II PLS 400 Legal Ethics (1 Credit)

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PLS 401 Paralegal Internship PLS 420 Legal Capstone Course Major Electives (9 credits) Select three courses in Paralegal Studies course electives. Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including Expository Writing and Critical Writing for the Professional); a Mathematics skills course; Intro to Speech Communications and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Science; and two additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.....................................................................45 credits Total Credits required to Graduate .......................... 121 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Community Development The BGS in Community Development is designed for practitioners in community development. Courses provide students with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in dynamic, multi-disciplinary, field. The coursework is designed to support current practitioners who are seeking to build on their professional experience. Alternatively, those new to the field can select courses to help develop skills to prepare for careers. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (15 credits) CD 220 Elements and Issues in Community Development CD 350 Housing and Development Skills CD 351 Sustainable Economic and Community Development CD 352 Non-Profit Management CD 440 Public Administration Practicum The practicum may be satisfied through either the documentation of community development employment or experience or through learning experiences acquired by placement. Major Electives (9 credits) Select three courses from the areas of leadership and nonprofit management, housing, planning and development skills, and community economic and social development, with advisor approval. Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Includes two writing courses (including Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science, and speech; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Health Care Administration This program is intended for students employed in positions associated with health care administration or who seek employment in such areas. Aside from other requirements

for the baccalaureate degree, students pursuing the health care administration program must complete the core curriculum, the following 8 courses, and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (18 credits) HCA 105 Introduction to Public Health HCA 352 Social and Health Services Policy HCA 413 Moral and Ethical Issues in Health Care HCA 415 Health Care Administration I HCA 415 Health Care Administration II HCA 454 Social and Health Services Research Methods Major Electives (6 credits selected from Social and Health Services courses Core Curriculum......(30 credits) Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Humanities This program is intended for students with an interest in more than one field of study within the Humanities. Aside from other requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students pursuing the Humanities program must complete the core curriculum requirements, the following 8 courses, and sufficient electives for a total 120 credits. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (24 credits) Courses must be selected from at least two but no more than three areas in the humanities. There cannot be more than four courses from a single discipline. Four (4) courses at the 100 or 200 level Four (4) courses at the 300 or 400 level Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Individualized Concentration This program is intended for students with an interest in pursuing an individualized and personalized program of studies not available in other degree programs. Admission to an Individualized Concentration is limited to students who are at least 21 years of age and who have not been enrolled at RWU as a full-time student within the prior academic year. Such programs must constitute a cohesive grouping of courses reflecting an academic rationale or focus. At least half of such

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courses must be completed at RWU and at least half must be at the 300 level or above. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (24 credits) With the assistance of one or more advisors, students select eight courses from various areas of study, half of which must be at the 300 level or above. Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (Expository Writing, Critical Writing for the Professions); a Mathematics skills course; Intro to Speech Communications; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Required Courses (9 credits) SHS 100 Foundations of Social & Health Services HCA 352 Social and Health Services Policy HCA 454 Social and Health Services Research Methods Major Electives (15 credits)

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Select two courses in industrial technology, with the approval of an advisor. Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science, and speech; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Social and Health Services This program is intended for students employed in social service agencies and health care facilities, or those seeking employment in such areas. Aside from other requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students pursuing the social and health services program must complete the core curriculum requirements, the following 8 courses, and sufficient electives to total 120 credits. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits

Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives................................................................... .66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

This program is intended for students with an interest in more than one area within the social sciences. Aside from other requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students pursuing the Social Science program must complete the core curriculum requirements, the following 8 courses, and sufficient electives for a total 120 credits. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (24 credits) Courses must be selected from at least two but no more than three areas in the social sciences. There cannot be more than four courses from a single discipline. Four (4) courses at the 100 or 200 level Four (4) courses at the 300 or 400 level Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Technology Leadership and Management This concentration is designed for people with technical and/or managerial backgrounds who are employed in manufacturing, service, or technology-related industries, or who seek employment in such industries. The program will provide students with a foundation of leadership, strategic, and technology management skills. Because of the available electives, this program allows students the opportunity to focus on specific industries such as technology management, manufacturing, healthcare, environment and safety, or public administration. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (24 credits) At least five courses must be completed at RWU TLM/IT 255 Studies in Technology TLM/IT 342 Total Quality Management (Six Sigma)

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This concentration is designed for people with technical and/or managerial backgrounds who are employed in manufacturing or service industries, or who seek employment in such industries. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (18 credits) IT/TLM 119 Manufacturing Processes IT/TLM 255 Studies in Technology IT/TLM 455 Production Planning IT/TLM 457 Workplace Safety and Health Management IT /TLM 458 Quality-Control IT/TLM 472 Senior Seminar Major Electives (6 credits)

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Special Topics (Ethics in Science and Technology) TLM/IT 430 Special Topics (Lean Manufacturing) TLM/IT 455 Production Planning TLM/IT 457 Workplace Safety and Health Management TLM/IT 472 Senior Project Major Electives (3 credits) Select one course in Technology Leadership and Management Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (Expository Writing, Critical Writing for the Professions); a Mathematics skills course; Intro to Speech Communications; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits

Bachelor of General Studies in Theatre This program is intended for students with an interest in dramatic arts. Aside from other requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students pursuing the Theatre program must complete the core curriculum requirements, the following 8 courses, and sufficient electives for a total 120 credits. Total Major Credits....................................................24 credits Required Courses (9 credits) THEAT 110 Acting I THEAT 120 Design for Theater I THEAT 230 Theater History I Major Electives (15 credits) Select one course in Theatre at the 100 or 200 level, and 4 courses at the 300 or 400 level. Core Curriculum....................................................... 30 credits Includes two writing courses (including Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits. Electives.................................................................... 66 credits Total Credits required to Graduate...........................120 credits Roger Williams University Catalog 2015-2016

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Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Students must complete • A minimum of 60 credits, 15 of which must be taken at the University, through any combination of study and learning experiences, including credit for previous college work, credit documentation, CLEP or other exams, and military experience, • Successful completion of the Skills Courses (Expository Writing and Critical Writing for the Professional, or an advanced second writing course, and the Mathematics course requirement) and two of the five Core Curriculum courses,



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Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies The Paralegal Studies program is a practice-oriented course of study designed to prepare students as paralegals. As the legal industry experiences transformation due to economic and technological changes, opportunities for accomplished and technically-savvy paralegals have increased significantly. Paralegal students receive education in many different facets of law, including the use of computers, legal databases and alternative dispute resolution. The Paralegal Studies Program combines academic rigor with legal and technical competencies to develop well-rounded legal professionals. Our graduates pursue successful careers as paralegals in legal, corporate, non-profit, or government organizations, and many continue to law school. In 1998, the Paralegal Studies program was approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Some courses are available via distance education, but in accordance with ABA requirements, a minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting (face-to-face). Paralegals are prohibited from the practice of law except when allowed by law or court rule. Total Major Credits....................................................25 credits Required Courses (22 credits) PLS 100 Introduction to Law and Legal Studies PLS 101 Criminal Law for the Paralegal PLS 110 Emerging Technologies and the Legal Environment PLS 210 Legal Research and Writing I PLS 221 Law of Contracts PLS 222 Law of Business Organizations PLS 310 Litigation I PLS 400 Legal Ethics (1 Credit) Major Electives (3 credits) Select one course in Paralegal Studies course electives. Core Curriculum........................................................21 credits Includes two writing courses (Expository Writing and Critical Writing for the Professional) a Mathematics skills course; Introduction to Public Speaking; Social Science; one liberal arts electives and at one of the following approved courses from the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts for a total of 21 credits. Electives..................................................................... 15 credits Total Credits required to Graduate ............................61 credits

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Case Management This program provides knowledge and skills relevant to the provision of case management services in a variety of health care settings. The program is designed for individuals who are employed in the field of case management and who are in the process of obtaining certification in case management. The required courses prepare students to sit for certification examinations. Students in this program may matriculate into the Social and Health Services program if they wish to apply these courses toward the Bachelor of Science. Required Courses HCA 413 Moral and Ethical Issues in Health Care S&HS 328 Crisis Intervention S&HS 238 Introduction to Biostatistics or PLS 250 Workers’ Compensation S&HS 457 Seminar in Case Management HCA 459 Seminar in Managed Care

Community Development This introductory certificate in Community Development is designed for people who are seeking to develop or strengthen their core skills and knowledge of the field. Coursework focuses on the integration between public policy and community based practice, with an emphasis on preservation and development of affordable housing, managing community based organizations, programs and projects and the core theories and principles that guide community development practitioners in their day-to-day work. Required Courses (5 courses) CD 220 Elements and Issues in Community Development CD 352 Non-Profit Management or CD 350 Housing and Development Skills or CD 351 Sustainable Economic and Community Development and Three (3) Electives chosen by the student and his/her Academic Liaison, from the areas of leadership and non-profit management; housing, planning and development skills; and community economic and social development. The program was designed in partnership with the Housing Network of Rhode Island. Students are expected to satisfy the requirements of an internship with the Housing Network or an affiliated community development organization. This requirement may be satisfied through the documentation of community development employment experience or through learning experiences acquired by placement.

Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health This program provides individuals with the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace. The program is designed to increase the knowledge and expertise of personnel associated with the field of occupational safety and health. Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, students interested in pursuing a degree may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs. Required Courses (12 credits) IT/TLM 215 Hazardous Materials Safety Management IT/TLM 275 Principles of Industrial Hygiene IT/TLM 357 Occupational Safety and Health Regulatory Issues IT/TLM 457 Workplace Safety and Health Electives (6 credits) IT/TLM 241 Introduction to Environmental Studies IT/TLM 325 Methods and Materials of Occupational Safety & Health Education IT/ TLM 328 Ergonomics IT/TLM 242 Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management IT/TLM 411 ISO 14000 Series of International Environmental Standards PLS 250 Workers’ Compensation

Gerontology Certificate This certificate is practice-oriented, preparing students for work in the field or credentialing students already working in the field. Students will be drawn from a wide range of public and private agencies involved in the programming and care of older people. Many students would be able to complete this certificate program as part of their elective courses within degree programs, graduating with a degree with both a concentration and a certificate in a specialized area. Required Courses (5 courses) S&HS 120 Introduction to Gerontology S&HS 310 Social Gerontology S&HS 320 End of Life S&HS 322 Multi-Cultural Perspectives in Aging S&HS 408 Counseling: Theory/Skills HCA 413 Moral and Ethical Issues in Health Care S&HS 451 Geriatric Mental Health Care Management and S&HS 440 Social & Health Services Practicum or S&HS 430 Special Topics in Gerontology

Health Services Administration Designed for adults working (or seeking to work) in health services, public health, health education, or health care administration fields, in either the private sector or the public sector (federal, state, or local government or non-profit organizations) who need to upgrade skills or attain additional credentials. A baccalaureate degree is not required, and

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prospective students may pursue the certificate alone or both the certificate and the BGS degree in Social and Health Services. Required Courses (5 courses) SHS 100 Foundations of Social & Health Services and Select four (4) of the following: HCA 105 Introduction to Public Health HCA 411 Grant Writing HCA 413 Moral and Ethical Issues in Health Care HCA 415 Health Care Administration I HCA 416 Health Care Administration II

Municipal Management Designed for adults working (or seeking to work) in municipal and local government settings who need to upgrade skills, acquire new skills, or attain additional credentials. Prospective students may be interested in both the certificate and an undergraduate degree. Many may already have college degrees but which may not be appropriate to their employment duties and responsibilities. Required Courses (5 courses) PA 201 Public Administration PA 305 State and Local Government PA 306 City Management PA 430 Special Topics (topics in local government budgeting and finance, urban planning, human resource management, program evaluation and service delivery, etc.) And one of the following: PA 411 Grant Writing PA 360 Communication in Organizations

POST BACHELORETTE CERTIFICATES Healthcare Paralegal Certificate

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This program is designed to provide paralegal education and the skills necessary for students with a medical background to expand their careers into the legal arena. It is open to students who have previously earned 60 hours of credit or baccalaureate or associate degree, and who have at least 4000 hours of nursing experience. Students will learn substantive law and procedural practices. This program is designed to allow the graduates to meet the needs of that sector of the business community which requires expertise in medical as well as legal issues, including law firms, hospitals, insurance companies, consulting firms, government agencies, and health care systems. The successful graduate will be able to bring specialized medical training and experience to the legal field, particularly in litigation-related practice, and will be able to apply legal knowledge and skills to health-care related occupations such as risk management. Ten courses are required for the certificate. Studies for this certificate program may be combined with courses in the bachelor degree programs in Paralegal Studies or Social and Health Services. Paralegals are prohibited from the practice of law except when allowed by law or court rule. This program is

approved by the American Bar Association. A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting. Required Courses PLS 100 Intro. To Law (PLS 100) PLS 235 or PLS 250 Worker’s Comp and PLS 236 Medical and Legal Malpractice PLS 210 Legal Research & Writing I PLS 211 Legal Research & Writing II PLS 310 Litigation I PLS 311 Litigation II HCA 413 Moral and Ethical Issues in Health Care HCA 415 Health Care Administration I HCA 416 Health Care Administration II

Nurse Paralegal This program is designed for registered nurses interested in training in performing legal tasks and the application of nursing knowledge to legal services. It is open to registered nurses who have previously earned 60 hours of credit or a baccalaureate or associate degree, and who have at least 4000 hours of nursing experience. Ten courses are required for the certificate. Studies for this certificate program may be combined with courses in the bachelor degree programs in Paralegal Studies or Social and Health Services. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. Paralegals are prohibited from the practice of law except when allowed by law or court rule. A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting. Required Courses PLS 100 Intro to Law and Legal Studies PLS 210, 211 Legal Research and Writing I, II PLS 235 Torts PLS 236 Medical and Legal Malpractice PLS 310, 311 Litigation I, II HCA 413 Moral & Ethical Issues in Health Care HCA 415 Health Care Administration I And one of the following: PLS 250 Workers’ Compensation HCA 416 Health Care Administration II

Nursing Home Administration Certificate This certificate is practice-oriented, preparing students for work in the field or credentialing students already working in the field. Students will be drawn from a wide range of public and private agencies involved in programming and care of older people. Many students would be able to complete this certificate program as part of their elective courses within degree programs and graduate with a BGS degree with a concentration and a certificate in a specialized area. HCA 320 Human Resource Development HCA 350 Financial Management of a Long Term Care Facility HCA 460 Long Term Care Administration S&HS 324 Multi-Cultural Perspectives on Aging HCA 413 Moral & Ethical Issues in Health Care

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Paralegal Studies This program is open to students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree. Under exceptional circumstances, this requirement may be waived. The applicant must petition the Paralegal Studies Department and submit supporting documents which must include evidence of a significant combination of college achievement and law-related work experience. Of the following requirements, half must be completed at the University. New students may begin during any semester. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. Paralegals are prohibited from the practice of law except when allowed by law or court rule. A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting. PLS 100 Intro to Law and Legal Studies PLS 210 Legal Research and Writing I PLS 211 Legal Research and Writing II PLS 221 Law of Contracts PLS 222 Law of Business Organizations PLS 235 Torts PLS 310 Litigation I PLS 311 Litigation II PLS 400 Legal Ethics (1 credit) and Two PLS Electives Note: None of the Paralegal Studies offerings are affiliated with the Legal Studies Program offered by the University’s day division. These include the bachelor and associate degree programs as well as the certificate programs. Continuing Studies students in the Paralegal Studies programs will not satisfy degree or certificate requirements by taking Legal Studies Program courses. Only the Paralegal Studies degree and certificate programs are ABA approved.

School Nurse Teaching The courses in the courses in school nurse teaching provide knowledge and skills relevant to school teaching services. The courses also meet the requirements of Section I, E (Temporary Provisional Certificate) of the ‘Rhode Island Requirements for the School Nurse Teacher.’ The courses in school nurse teaching are designed for licensed, registered nurses who 1) are completing (or have already completed) a Bachelor’s degree; 2) have three years of professional nursing experience; and 3) need to complete the course work specified under Section I, E of the Rhode Island Requirements for the School Nurse Teacher. Students enrolled in these courses may matriculate into the Social and Health Services program if they wish to apply these courses toward the Bachelor of Science.

Admission requirements include previous college course work and/or relevant work experience, completion of an approved program for professional nursing, an admissions interview, a completed application form and paid application fee. Required Courses: EDU 200 Foundations of Education PSYCH 216 Educational Psychology S&HS 408 Counseling Theory and Skills S&HS 409 Methods and Procedures in School Nursing S&HS 410 Methods and Materials in Health Education S&HS 434 Principles of Program Design: Health Education S&HS 435 Organization and Administration of School Health Programs S&HS 436 Education of the Exceptional Child Note: Completion of a certificate program at Roger Williams University does not imply the completion or fulfillment of any state licensing or certification requirement, unless specifically noted. A student may transfer a maximum of three credits toward an undergraduate certificate comprised of fifteen or fewer credits and a maximum of six credits toward a certificate of sixteen credits or more. Note: about course availability and location: Not all courses required for graduation in some of the campus-based programs will be offered at each of Roger Williams University’s campuses or locations. In some cases, the degree selected will dictate which location and which method of delivery the student will elect (e.g., classroom courses, directed seminars, on line courses). Some programs offered through the School of Continuing Studies may require enrollment in day classes. (See advisors for details.) Note: about other programs and course descriptions: Program requirements and course descriptions not found in the School of Continuing Studies section of the catalog can be located under listings in other appropriate sections.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE Sustainable Community Development and Economic Development The graduate certificate provides specialized skills at a graduate level. Students will have the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge that includes project design, planning, implementation, management, and evaluation for work in nonprofit organizations, planning, community reinvestment, policy-making and government regulatory agencies, among others. The Certificate requires five (5) three-credit courses within the Community Development concentration. These include four required courses and one elective. Required: CD 521 Social Theories of Community-Base Practice CD 552 Organizational Leadership, Management and Change in Community-Based Organizations CD 554 Introduction to Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

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Our graduate programs are designed to prepare advanced students for independent thought and critical thinking, and to foster team-building and collaborative skills. Thus, graduate education at Roger Williams University enriches the lives of students seeking life-long learning experiences, and provides opportunities for stimulating study and a focus on creativity and critical analysis. Our programs are designed for both full and part-time students, and courses are available at a wide variety of times and in many different formats. Roger Williams University prides itself on outstanding library resources, excellent computing facilities, and small classes taught by world-class professors. Research is obviously an important component of graduate education, and our students have the opportunity to participate in independent investigation and mentored studies and research projects with experienced faculty, all of which can lead to presentations and publications. In short, Roger Williams University seeks to provide graduate study of an exemplary nature in selected disciplines for especially capable, professionally-oriented students.

Graduate Admissions All applicants for graduate programs must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. Candidates holding degrees from institutions outside the United States will be evaluated on an individual basis at the discretion of Roger Williams University. All applicants must submit official transcripts of all previous undergraduate coursework, a personal statement discussing relevant past experiences and educational and/or career goals, a completed and signed application, and the $50 application fee, in addition to any program-specific requirements, which may include two or three letters of recommendation, an entrance examination such as the GRE or Praxis I, an admissions interview, resumé, or portfolio. Please refer to the individual program documents to learn the specific requirements for your program. In certain circumstances, a credential may be waived with approval from the appropriate dean.

Levels of Graduate Admission There are two levels at which an applicant may be admitted to a graduate degree program at Roger Williams University: full admission, and non-matriculated admission. To achieve full admission, all application materials must have been submitted to and acted upon by the appropriate program advisor and/or admission committee. RWU reserves the right to require students to take undergraduate prerequisites and to successfully complete them at a prescribed minimum grade in

their initial semester or semesters of enrollment as a condition of continued participation in the program.

Special Types of Graduate Admission Provisional Acceptance Status: Upon the recommendation of the appropriate academic dean, applicants who have not satisfied all admissions criteria, but who show potential for succeeding at the graduate level, may be offered provisional admission. Provisionally-accepted applicants may register for no more than a total of nine credits of graduate course work over no more than two consecutive semesters, provided all required course work toward an earned bachelor’s degree has been completed. Students must receive a grade of “B” or better in each of the dean-approved courses in order to be re-considered for full admission. Under no circumstance will undergraduate degree requirements be waived. Provisional acceptance status may not be continued for more than one year, and is subject to the terms set by the graduate admissions committee. Conditional Acceptance Status: Applicants who have not submitted all required credentials for graduate admission, but who meet the requirements for admission, may be offered conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students may take up to two courses for a maximum of one semester of study before submitting remaining application requirements to the Office of Graduate Admission. If the graduate application requirements are not fully met prior to the end of the first semester, students will be administratively withdrawn and must reapply to continue in a graduate program. Students will not be granted conditional acceptance without undergraduate transcripts and proof of an earned bachelor’s degree. Applicants to the Architecture, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Teaching programs are not eligible for conditional admission. Under no circumstance will undergraduate degree requirements be waived. Conditionally admitted students are not eligible for financial aid. Visiting Students/Non-Degree Seeking Admission: Students interested in graduate coursework for personal or professional enrichment, or who wish to eventually apply to a degree program, may enroll in up to two graduate level courses as a non-degree student. Individuals are encouraged to contact both the Office of Graduate Admission and the program director for guidance in class selection, especially in circumstances where the student intends to apply for a degree seekng or certificate program. Students must meet any prerequisite requirements for individual classes. Successful completion of non-degree courses does not guarantee admission into any graduate degree or certificate program. Additional coursework, beyond two (2) classes as a non-degree student must be approved by the Dean of the School. To apply, students must complete the graduate application form and submit an official undergraduate transcript reflecting a conferred bachelor’s degree. Additionally, students may be asked to provide official transcripts from any and all colleges and universities attended to confirm completion of prerequisite classes and aid in properly advising the student. Upon approval of both the Office of Graduate Admission and the Dean of the

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The Roger Williams University community recognizes that, in today’s global society, there is an increasing need for knowledge and skills beyond the baccalaureate level in many fields and disciplines. As a result, graduate education at Roger Williams University seeks to provide advanced preparation and continuing educational opportunities for students in a select number of academic fields.

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School, the student will be allowed to register for the approved course(s). If a student intends to continue on to a full degree program after the completion of two (2) classes, s/he must apply to the full degree program and submit all required documents for a completed application. With the approval of both the Office of Graduate Admission and the Dean in their desired field of study, students may be accepted into the full degree program and become a fully-matriculating student. A maximum of two (2) classes taken while in a non-matriculated status can be applied to a full degree program. Coursework taken above two (2) classes while in a non-matriculated status cannot be applied to a full degree program. A maximum of one (1) class taken while in a non-matriculated status can be applied to a graduate certificate program. Coursework taken above one (1) class while in a non-matriculated status cannot be applied to a graduate certificate program. Due to the nature of the programs and curriculum, the Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Gordon Teacher Residency programs are unable to accept students as nonmatriculated or visiting students. Visiting graduate students are not eligible for Federal, State, or Roger Williams University grants, financial aid or student employment, nor are they eligible to live in University housing. They will be charged at a per-credit rate plus relevant fees as determined by the University. Visiting students must meet all University deadlines and requirements including adherence to all University policies and academic regulations, proof health insurance, and fulfillment of their financial obligations to the University.

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Registered full-time Roger Williams University undergraduate students must obtain permission from the appropriate academic dean if they wish to enroll in a graduate course. A completed graduate course cannot replace a degree, major, or core undergraduate course requirement. The decision of the dean is final. If students subsequently apply to the program in which the course was taken, at the time of application they must petition in writing the appropriate dean for a waiver of that course. The decision of the dean is final. If a waiver is granted, the total number of credit hours required for the master’s degree is not reduced. Notification of the waiver will be sent in writing from the dean to the Registrar.

Admissions Process for International Students International students are eligible to apply to graduate programs if they have successfully completed the equivalent of a United States bachelor degree program and have the appropriate diplomas and/or satisfactory results on transcripts or examinations. In addition to general and program-specific graduate admission requirements, international students are required to submit: ORIGINAL and FINAL Undergraduate Transcripts All applicants must submit ORIGINAL college/university scholastic records. • Transcripts must show completion of a U.S.-equivalent Bachelor’s degree



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Transcripts must be originals with school seal and signature from a school official. Copies (with or without a school stamp), emails, and faxes of transcripts in any form are not acceptable Transcripts must be sent directly to RWU from the institution of attendance in a sealed and stamped envelope. Transcripts sent directly from the applicant will not be accepted Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.

Official Foreign Transcript/Credential Evaluation Applicants with non-U.S. credentials are required to submit a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts, completed by a professional foreign credential evaluation company such as World Education Services (WES), although applicants may use any foreign credential service that is a member of NACES (http://www.naces.org/members.htm). International applicants who completed a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S. are not required to submit a transcript evaluation, but are required to have original transcripts from each college that awarded credit toward a Bachelor’s degree sent to the Office of Graduate Admission. English Proficiency Requirement International applicants are required to be proficient in English as a condition for admission. Applicants who attended at least three years of undergraduate study in the U.S., completed their degree in the U.S., completed their degree in an English-based curriculum outside of the U.S., or are from a country where the official language is English are exempt from this requirement. Proof of English proficiency can be submitted using one of the options below. TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) Note: this report must be an original (not a copy) and must be sent directly from ETS (cannot be sent by the applicant). Original TOEFL Score Report with results greater than or equal to: 85 iBT (internet-Based Test) 225 CBT (Computer-Based Test) 565 PBT (Paper-Based Test) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Note: this report must be an original (not a copy) and must be sent directly from IELTS (cannot be sent by the applicant). Original IELTS Score Report with results greater than or equal to 6.5 bandwidth. As of February 1, 2011, a Certificate showing completion of Level 112 at an ELS center is not acceptable as proof of English language proficiency.

Financial Aid To be considered for financial aid, graduate students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor after January 1st – the suggested deadline is March 15th and have it submitted to the RWU Financial Aid Office. The Roger Williams University Title IV code # is 003410. Students are strongly urged to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Online applications are processed much more quickly than paper applications.

Student Loans Student loan programs provide the majority of funding for graduate students. There are three types of loans that allow you to borrow up to your cost of attendance and enter repayment six to nine months after graduation. 1) Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program - provides students with an attractive, low interest loan. A graduate student is eligible for up to $20,500 annually in Stafford Loan funds. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. 2) The Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan is available to fill the gap between the Federal/Direct Stafford Loans and the total cost of attendance. This is a credit based loan and students must have a satisfactory credit history to qualify. 3) Private loans such as those offered by Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, and Sallie Mae are also meant to fill the gap between the Federal Stafford loans and total cost of attendance. Each program has different terms and eligibility requirements, but a satisfactory credit history is essential to qualify for private loans. Students must be taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester to be eligible.

Graduate School Academic Policies and Procedures Transfer of Graduate Credit Subject to approval by specific graduate programs, graduate students may in some instances transfer graduate credit for courses taken at other institutions into their graduate degree programs at Roger Williams University. A minimum grade of “B” is required for transfer. A student may transfer a maximum of six credits toward a master’s degree or three credits toward a graduate certificate. Under no circumstances can any student transfer more than six credits in this manner. Further, the credits must have been earned within the past three years, and must come from a regionally accredited institution. Specific graduate program areas are free to adopt more stringent policies with respect to transfer credit at the graduate level. Transferred credits are not calculated into the student’s grade point average.

Time to Complete Master’s Degree Requirements All graduate certificate and degree program requirements must be satisfied within 60 months from the first day of the first semester of matriculation. When required, comprehensive examinations, language examinations, thesis requirements, etc. must also be successfully completed within this time frame. Degree candidates must register for all terms during which they are pursuing the degree, including terms after classroom course work is completed.

Students may petition for an extension of time to complete graduate degree requirements. Such petitions are granted only when a documented exigency prevails. In no case shall an extension be approved for more than one academic year. To request an extension to complete degree requirements, students must petition in writing the appropriate dean. This petition must document the reason(s) for the request and must include a report of work completed to date and a timetable for completing all requirements. A separate statement from the student’s academic advisor must address the timetable, assessing the quality of the student’s work and verify remaining requirements including qualifying examinations, all elements of the thesis process, etc. must accompany this petition. This statement and the petition are forwarded to the appropriate dean whose decision is final.

Deadlines for Non-Classroom Graduation Requirements Students must adhere to deadlines for any program requirements that may include examinations, submission of all elements of the thesis process, or others, depending on the program. Advisement Before registering for classes, all matriculated graduate students must meet with their graduate faculty advisor to review academic progress and select courses. Only members of the Graduate Faculty may serve as graduate student advisors. Registration for Courses Students may begin registering for courses in November for the Spring Semester and each April for Summer Sessions and the Fall Semester. Students may register online using the myRWU student portal, or may register in person at the Registrar’s Office. Before attending any class, students must officially register and satisfy all financial obligations to the University. The University reserves the right to deny admission to class to any student who has not registered or remitted full payment of tuition and fees. Add/Drop Procedure Adding a Course All graduate courses added after the first week of classes must be approved by the course instructor using the Add/Drop form. The last day to add a course is noted in the University Academic Calendar. Dropping a Course Courses dropped during the add/drop period are deleted from the student’s academic record. Dropping a course may, in some instances, impact financial aid awards. The last day to drop a course is noted in the University Academic Calendar. Withdrawal from a Course After the add/drop period has ended, graduate students may officially withdraw from a course by submitting an Add/Drop form before the date designated in the University Academic Calendar for the semester or session involved. A grade of W is recorded, and students are responsible for all tuition and fees. Credit is not assigned. Cancellation of Courses Courses available each semester are printed in the University Course Schedule. The University reserves the right to cancel sections and to change course offerings, instructors, locations, and meeting times.

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Students receiving federal financial aid must complete a FAFSA form each year of study, and may also be asked to provide the Financial Aid Office with copies of the previous year’s tax returns, including all schedules. All graduate students are considered to be of independent status. Parents’ financial information is not considered when determining eligibility for federal student aid.

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Calendar Policy Graduate programs follow the University’s Academic Calendar, which is maintained by the Office of the University Registrar. Variable Content Courses Variable content courses rotate topics on a regular basis. Although the course number remains the same, variable content courses may be retaken provided that the topic is not repeated. A course that is re-numbered or re-titled but retains its original content is not considered a variable content course, and may not be repeated for duplicate credit. Graduate Program Grading System Graduate programs at Roger Williams University employ the grading system and GPA calculations as prescribed in the RWU General Catalog. Minimum passing grade in any graduate level work is B-. Individual Schools or Colleges may require a higher minimum passing grade. For details refer to relevant sections of the RWU University Catalog. Grade Description Grade Points A Excellent 4.00 A- Very Good 3.67 B+ Good 3.33 B Average 3.00 B- Fair 2.67 F Failure 0.00 The following designations may be applied but are not calculated in the GPA:

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P Pass NS Not Submitted by Instructor I Incomplete L Lab Participant W Withdrawal T Transfer AU Audit Culminating Projects, Examinations and Theses All graduate degree programs will include both graduate level course work and some sort of culminating intellectual experience. The exact nature of this culminating experience will obviously vary from program to program, but all graduate degree programs must have such a component. The culminating work could be an exhibition, a research study, a comprehensive examination, a research thesis, or a project, depending on the needs and expectations of the graduate degree program. The end product must be evaluated by at least two Graduate Faculty members. Individual programs / schools may issue their own detailed regulations in addition to these general guidelines. Incompletes If a student is unable to complete assigned classroom work by the end of the semester due to documented extenuating circumstances, faculty may assign a grade of Incomplete (I) if the quality of work completed warrants an extension and provided that the student is able to complete the remaining work. In all cases, faculty stipulate work remaining and the duration of the extension in writing. Such extension shall not exceed one semester. Faculty must submit a Change-of-Grade form by the conclusion of the next regular semester. An Incomplete (I) is automatically converted to an F unless the Registrar receives a Change-ofGrade before the conclusion of the next regular semester.

A student who is unable to complete assigned work in a nonclassroom course may request from faculty an extension not to exceed one additional semester. If a Change-of-Grade form has not been submitted before the end of the second semester, the Incomplete (I) will be converted to an F. Beyond a second semester, change-of-grade requests must be appealed to the college or school Academic Standards Committee. Other than Incompletes (I), course grades may not be changed beyond one semester after the course is completed, except with the approval of the appropriate college or school Academic Standards Committee. Repeated Courses A course may be repeated for credit with permission of the dean if a grade of B- or less is received on the first attempt. If a student receives as second grade of B- or less in the repeated course, the course may be repeated only once more. The grade for the repeated course is calculated in the GPA in place of the initial grade(s) provided that the course is taken at Roger Williams University and the grade in the repeated course is higher than the previous grade(s). The previous grade(s) remains on the record, but neither the previous grade(s) nor the credits are calculated. All applicable tuition and fees are charged and must be paid for all repeated courses. A course may not be repeated for credit if a grade of B- or higher or Pass was assigned. Right of Grade Appeal A graduate student may appeal a final course grade if he or she believes the grade to have been determined in error. The initial appeal is to the course instructor. If the course instructor agrees with the student, he or she will file a grade change. If the instructor does not agree, the student has the right to appeal the grade to the appropriate Academic Standards Committee. Such an appeal must be lodged within two weeks of the issuance of the written disapproval, and must be in written form with appropriate supporting documentation. The Academic Standards Committee will review the student’s written appeal, and make a recommendation to the appropriate Dean, who will then make a final determination in the matter. The graduate student will be notified within three weeks of the final decision. The Dean’s decision in such matters is final. For details of grade appeals in the case of architectural design studios and visual arts studio courses refer to relevant section of the RWU University Catalog. Semester Grades Final Semester grades for each course in which students are officially registered are available on-line via myRWU at the conclusion of final exam period. Grades are not reported by telephone. Leave of Absence There are two kinds of leave of absence for graduate students: non-medical leaves of absence, and medical leaves of absence. Each is explained below. Students requesting non-medical and medical leaves of absence must be in satisfactory academic standing. A student on leave may apply only once for an extension of his or her leave of absence, which may not exceed one additional semester. If a leave is extended, the appropriate Dean must notify, in writing, the student, the Provost, the Registrar, and the Bursar. The

In the event that a student must repeat a course in order to meet the Academic Standards policy, only the higher grade will be calculated in the cumulative grade point average. Performance in all courses is, however, reflected on the transcript. Failure to meet the Academic Standards policy in any semester will result in academic probation.

Dismissal Graduate students who fail to attain satisfactory academic standing within two semesters will be administratively withdrawn from the graduate program, unless an exemption is granted by the Dean of the appropriate College or School. Such an exemption may not be granted more than once for any particular graduate student. Only the Dean of the appropriate College or School can administratively withdraw an enrolled graduate student. Common grounds for dismissal of a graduate student from the University include: • Academic dishonesty or breech of academic integrity; • Evidence that degree requirements will not be met within the stated time limits; • Unsatisfactory academic standing; • Failure to meet deadlines for or completion of nonclassroom graduate requirements; or • Violation of any University policy. • Conduct inconsistent with the standards of behavior or performance established by the accrediting body of that program.

Graduate Programs SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Advanced Certification Programs Middle School Certificate The Middle School Certificate is a three-course sequence for licensed teachers leading to endorsement in the state of Rhode Island as a middle school teacher (grades 5-8) in one of the following content areas: Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, or Foreign Languages. Teacher candidates in Elementary or Secondary education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as certified Elementary or Secondary school teachers are eligible for this program and the resulting certification. Candidates must have completed at least 21 semester hours in the content areas of Mathematics, English, Science, or Social Studies. The program consists of nine credits of course work and a supervised field experience in a middle school: 1) EDU 541: Young Adolescent Development 2) EDU 542: Middle School Curriculum and School Organization 3) EDU 543: Applied Middle School Instruction and Assessment Applying to the Middle School Certificate To be considered for admission to the Middle School Certificate sequence, applicants must submit the following: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. 2. Completed “Non-matriculated Graduate Application.”

Master of Arts in Literacy Education The Roger Williams University Master of Arts in Literacy Education is a 31-credit program, leading to certification as a PK-12 Reading Specialist/Consultant in Rhode Island and in member states of the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC).

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granting of a leave of absence does not relieve the graduate student of the requirement to complete the graduate degree program within the allotted period of time. Non-Medical Leave of Absence Students may petition the appropriate Dean for a non-medical leave of absence from the University for one full semester, or in the case of some graduate programs, one year. This request must be received before the beginning of the semester. When a leave is granted, the petition and the Dean’s authorization are forwarded to the Registrar. Medical Leave of Absence A graduate student requesting a medical leave of absence must first contact the Office of Student Affairs. Graduate students requesting a medical leave of absence must complete the appropriate paperwork. Petition for Reinstatement Graduate students in good standing, who have not registered for a University graduate degree program for one or more semesters, and who wish to resume a graduate degree program must petition the appropriate Dean in writing and request readmission to the University and to the graduate degree program. The petition must be evaluated on the basis of: (1) the semester in which the graduate student will return; (2) remaining graduate program requirements; (3) a realistic time frame for completing all remaining graduate program degree requirements; and (4) evidence that the student is in satisfactory academic standing. Copies of the Dean’s written decision are forwarded to the student, the Provost, and the Registrar. Application for Degree To become a candidate for graduation, the student must file the Degree Application before registering for the final semester. The degree application must be submitted to and reviewed by the appropriate dean who then forwards the application to the Office of the Registrar. Degrees are conferred in December, May, and August. Commencement and hooding ceremonies for degree candidates occur only in May. Only students who will have satisfied all degree requirements by the end of the Spring Semester and have the cumulative grade-point average in the semester before graduation of 3.0 or higher, may participate in the Hooding Ceremony and Commencement. Responsibility for satisfying all degree requirements rests with the student. Academic Standards Policy Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher to remain in satisfactory academic standing. However, no more than 20% of credits for course work attempted that carries a grade below B will be applied toward graduation requirements. Receiving more than two grades of Incomplete or failing to complete degree requirements within the specified period constitutes grounds for dismissal from the program.

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The program is part-time, and graduate students take at least one course each fall, spring, and summer semesters and travel in cohort groups. A new cohort group begins each fall with students matriculating in EDU 610: Introduction to Literacy Research. All learning experiences are guided by the National Standards for Reading Professionals as set forth by the International Reading Association. The program includes nine courses, clustered into three Curriculum Levels, and arranged in a developmental sequence: Level I, Explorations; Level II, Investigations; and Level III, Professionalism. In Level I, Explorations, candidates develop a knowledge base and participate in field experiences in two introductory courses. In Level II, Investigations, candidates develop expertise in instructional and assessment skills that are critical to their roles as literacy professionals. In Level III, Professionalism, candidates build on the broad based knowledge they developed in the first two phases and prepare to assume and carry out leadership roles as literacy professionals. Applying to the Master of Arts in Literacy Program To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Literacy degree program, applicants must hold an earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and a current valid teacher’s license. To apply, submit the following: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. 2. Personal statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) explaining why you want to become a literacy specialist. 3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school and to work with children. 4. Current resume or CV. 5. Copy of current teacher’s certificate or license. 6. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results. 7. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee.

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The School of Education also requires a personal interview as part of the admissions process. Requirements for the Master of Arts in Literacy Education (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated) Curriculum Level 1: Explorations EDU 610 Introduction to Literacy Research EDU 616 Research-Based Literacy Practices I: Writing Across the Curriculum, K-12 Curriculum Level 2: Investigations EDU 618 Literature for Children and Young Adults EDU 620 Research-Based Literacy Practices II: Reading Across the Curriculum, K-12 EDU 622 Research-Based Literacy Practices III: Preparing Strategic Readers, K-12 EDU 634 Assessment of Reading and Writing Difficulties EDU 638 Clinical Experience in Literacy Education (6 credits) Curriculum Level 3: Professionalism EDU 650 Leadership for Literacy Professionals EDU 654 Advanced Literacy Research Seminar (4 credits)

SCHOOL OF JUSTICE STUDIES Master of Science in Criminal Justice The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice program (36 credit hours) prepares graduates to formulate justice system policy and serve effectively as administrators to United States justice system agencies. The master’s program permits students to explore the fields of Criminology, examining the nature and causes of crime, and Justice System Management, which focuses on modern administrative theory, legal issues in personnel administration, and the management of criminal justice agencies. Students must complete a series of core courses, which provide a solid foundation in modern justice system theory and practice. By the time students have completed the core requirements, they must choose one of two tracks: Thesis or Non-Thesis. This choice will impact the number of electives they take and whether they enroll to take the Comprehensive Examination or Thesis hours. Students may enroll either on a full-time or part-time basis in these degree programs. Applying to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program, applicants must hold an earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. To apply, submit the following: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. 2. Personal statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Criminal Justice, relevant past experiences and career goals. 3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school. 4. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results. 5. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee. Note: Applicants with an overall GPA below 3.00 (B) are strongly encouraged to take either the GRE or MAT; applicants for the Joint M.S./J.D. must apply separately to the School of Law, and must submit an LSAT score. Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated) Thesis Option: CJS 501 Criminal Justice System Overview CJS 503 Survey of Research Methods CJS 505 Legal Issues in the U.S. Justice System CJS 509 Crime and Public Policy CJS 511 Criminological Theory CJS 513 Analysis of Criminal Justice Data CJS 605 Thesis (up to 6 credits) CJS Electives (4-6 courses) Non-Thesis Option: CJS 501 Criminal Justice System Overview CJS 503 Survey of Research Methods CJS 505 Legal Issues in the U.S. Justice System

Joint Master of Science in Criminal Justice/ Juris Doctorate Offered with the RWU School of Law. Full-time enrollment required. Drawing on the strengths of the Roger Williams University School of Law as well as the School of Justice Studies, RWU offers a concentrated joint degree program for students interested in criminal justice. The dual degree program allows matriculated students to complete the Juris Doctor (JD) and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) in an accelerated period of study. To earn the degree students must complete 78 credits at the School of Law and 24 credits in the School of Justice Studies. The School of Law and the School of Justice Studies will each accept 12 transfer credits from the other. The effect of these credit transfers between the School of Law and the School of Justice Studies would be to reduce the overall time needed to complete both degrees from four and a half years to three and a half years, assuming full-time study. Note: Applicants applying for the Joint M.S./J.D. degree must apply to and earn acceptance into the Graduate School of Justice Studies and the School of Law separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the joint degree must so indicate on the application for admission. Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both Schools. Ordinarily, applications to each school would be filed simultaneously, even if the student will not be taking courses at both schools during the first year of study. However, a student matriculated in either the M.S. or J.D. program could apply to the other school in order to pursue the joint degree prior to the end of the first year of study. Transferable Course Requirements for the Joint M.S./J.D. Degree Program: The four Justice Studies courses that are transferable to the School of Law are: 1) CJS 503 Survey of Research Methods 2) CJS 509 Crime and Public Policy 3) CJS 511 Criminological Theory 4) CJS 513 Analysis of Criminal Justice Data The four School of Law courses that are transferable to Justice Studies are: 1) LAW 623 Criminal Law 2) LAW 627 Criminal Procedure - Investigation 3) LAW 682 Criminal Procedure - Adjudication 4) A LAW elective from one of the following: LAW 631 Administrative Law, LAW 681 Advanced Evidence, LAW 860 Criminal Defense Clinic, LSM 890 Seminar in Domestic Violence Visit the School of Justice to see the full degree plan.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity This program works to provide students with a thorough grounding in the technology and practice of cybersecurity. The program focuses on development of career professionals wishing to document their skillset, develop their skills in this arena, or improve on their security skill set related to technology. Ideal candidates have some technical background or are willing to pursue study prior to beginning the program to develop their technology background. The program is designed around industry certs and standards and shall provide a diverse background leading to entry level careers (for those transitioning from other areas) and career advancement (for those with prior background in technology). The program is taught online using virtual environments to support simulation and analysis of operating systems. Theory and practice are both considered critical components of the program. Students shall complete a limited on site matriculation for a capstone project and a thesis demonstrating research capabilities. Applying to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Program Students should submit an application to the University which includes copies of transcripts (which include: clear indication of the receipt of an undergraduate degree; indication of completion of 2 computer programming courses and two networking courses within the last 10 years or a plan to complete these courses as a deficiency; and a copy of a local BCI (or equivalent document; BCI documents can normally be obtained from a local police agency or other State of Federal institution, assistance from RWU may be obtained for this portion of the application if necessary). Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity CJS 542 Digital Forensics I CJS 545 Law for Forensics Professionals SEC 600 CyberSecurity Essentials I SEC 605 Auditing of Networking, Security and Technology SEC 615 Intrusion Detection: Firewalling and Defense SEC 620 Malware: Analysis and Malicious Software SEC 625 Pen Testing and Incident Response SEC 630 CyberIntelligence and Cybersecurity One Elective from SEC 500 or 600 courses (or other approved elective) SEC 650 Cybersecuriy Research and Thesis

Joint Master of Science in Cybersecurity/ Juris Doctorate Offered with the RWU School of Law. Drawing on the strengths of the Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies and School of Law, RWU offers a concentrated joint degree program for students interested in cybersecurity. The dual degree program allows matriculated students to complete the Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCyber) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) in an accelerated period of study. The School of Justice Studies and the School of Law will each accept 12 transfer credits from the other. The effect of these credit transfers between the School of Justice Studies and the School of Law would be to reduce the overall time needed to complete both degrees in a shortened amount of time, assuming full-time study.

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Applicants applying for the Joint M.S./J.D. degree must apply to and earn acceptance into the Graduate School of Justice Studies and the School of Law separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the joint degree must so indicate on the application for admission. Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both Schools. Ordinarily, applications to each school would be filed simultaneously, even if the student will not be taking courses at both schools during the first year of study. However, a student matriculated in either the M.S. or J.D. program could apply to the other school in order to pursue the joint degree prior to the end of the first year of study. Transferrable Course Requirements for the Joint MSCyber/J.D. Degree Program The four School of Justice Studies courses that are transferable to the School of Law are: CJS 542 Digital Forensics I SEC 600 Cybersecurity Essentials I SEC 605 Auditing of Networking, Security and Technology SEC 630 Cyberintelligence and Cybersecurity The four School of Law courses that are transferrable* to the School of Justice Studies are four courses from the below list: LAW 760 Constitutional Law II LAW 627 Criminal Procedure: Investigation LAW 677 Privacy LAW 740 Intellectual Property LAW 794 National Security LAW 797 Corporate Counsel Externship & Corporate Counsel Seminar *Students must earn a grade of B or better in these courses for them to transfer to the MSCyber program Students must contact either the program director or dean for a course degree plan.

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The study of digital forensics is a growing field for both law enforcement as well as corporate employees. Within this five course certificate students will understand NTFS and FAT Operating Systems, be able to develop sound evidence for presentation in court and be able to manage evidence in a safe and acceptable fashion. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission. Admission requirements are: 1. Application Form 2. Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate work 3. All University required fees Required Courses: CJS 540 Digital Forensics Hardware and Acquisition CJS 542 Digital Forensics I CJS 543 Computer Forensics II CJS 544 Computer Forensics III CJS 545 Law for Forensics Professionals

Graduate Cyberspecialist Certificate* This certificate allows individuals with a technical background to expand their cybersecurity skillset with technical coursework in the program. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission. Applicants must have completed two networking and two programming courses within the last 10 years. Other admission requirements are: 1. Application Form 2. Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate work 3. All University required fees Required Courses: SEC 615 Intrusion Detection: Firewalling and Defense SEC 620 Malware Analysis and Malicious Software SEC 625 Pen Testing and Incident Response

Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate* This certificate allows individuals the opportunity to explore cybersecurity without the technical requirement commitment. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission. Other admission requirements are: 1. Application Form 2. Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate work 3. All University required fees Required Courses: SEC 600 CyberSecurity Essentials I SEC 605 Auditing of Networking, Security, and Technology SEC 630 CyberIntelligence and Cybersecurity *A student may be awarded the Master of Science in Cybersecurity after the successful completion of the three certificates, Digital Forensics, Cyberspecialist, and Cybersecurity.

Master of Science in Leadership (M.S.) The Master of Science in Leadership is a 36-credit hour program designed for individuals who seek to acquire or update dynamic leadership skills that can create high performance organizations. The program is designed to prepare students to address the challenges that organizations are likely to face in the globalized, technological world of the 21st Century. Students will apply new paradigms, techniques and methods to promote creativity, innovation, improvisation and adaptation. Leadership skills acquired from the curriculum include communication, negotiation, the leadership process, accountability, inclusive excellence leadership, and strategic leadership. The Master of Science in Leadership program seeks to create the following competencies:

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A clear understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural environments in which a leader must operate An awareness of personal leadership strengths and weaknesses and strategies to improve deficits Strategic planning using resource allocation, sound research, data analysis and innovation Insight into international perspectives through the use of case studies of non-U.S. developed and developing countries The ability to make leadership decisions which are ethical, efficient, and informed by research, evaluation, and diagnoses of situations Effective leadership of diverse groups through the accurate use of supportive organizational mechanisms and the ability to identify and address forces that detract from effective diversity leadership The ability to apply leadership skills and behaviors to build the human, social, intellectual, and financial capital for the sustainability of their organizations The skills to lead groups and organizations in the design and implementation of new paradigms, effectively utilizing leadership to enhance the reputation of organizations in domestic and global contexts

Courses within the curriculum cover the leadership process, communication skills, diversity management, research, budgeting, organizational performance and conflict resolution. The 12-course sequence provides students with leadership principles as a foundation and adds skill areas important for leading complex organizations in global and community contexts. Students pursue critical thinking and analysis skills to add to the leadership principles. The students will complete the Leadership program with leadership analysis projects requiring self-assessment and research skills. Applying to the Master of Science in Leadership To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Leadership degree program, applicants must hold an earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. To apply, submit the following: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. 2. A career statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in leadership, career goals, and anticipated contributions to the Master of Science in Leadership at Roger Williams University. 3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school. 4. A current resume. 5. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results. 6. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee. Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Leadership (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated) Required Courses: LEAD 502 Communication Skills for Leadership Roles LEAD 503 Data Management and Analysis for Organizational Leaders

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Inclusive Excellence and the Leadership Role Budgeting and Finance in Complex Organizations LEAD 506 Human Resources Management for Organizational Leaders LEAD 507 Strategic Leadership in a Globalized World LEAD 508 Developing Creative High Performance Organizations LEAD 509 Negotiation Strategies LEAD 510 Stakeholder Relations in Complex Organizations LEAD 511 Organizational Dynamics LEAD 590 Research in Leadership LEAD 599 Capstone in Leadership Elective Coursework: LEAD 530 Special Topics in Leadership

Certificate in Leadership: Students interested in exploring graduate study in leadership through a shorter course of study should consider a Graduate Certificate program in Leadership. Students may earn a Certificate in Leadership to complement their professional credentials. A separate application process is required. Applying to the Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission. Admission requirements are: 1. Admissions application; 2. Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate work; 3. Proof of undergraduate bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; 4. Possible admissions interview depending on the background of the student; 5. Any required application fees Admission into the Graduate Certificate program will not be granted to those without a complete application including an appropriate bachelor’s degree. Roger Williams University reserves the right to refuse admission and/or to require undergraduate bridge or prerequisite courses. The Leadership Certificate is composed of five courses selected from the following list: LEAD 501 Leaders and the Leadership Process LEAD 502 Communication Skills for Leadership Roles LEAD 503 Inclusive Excellence and the Leadership Role LEAD 507 Strategic Leadership in a Globalized World LEAD 510 Stakeholder Relations in Complex Organizations LEAD 530 Special Topics in Leadership

Master of Public Administration (MPA) The Master of Public Administration program (MPA) is a 36-credit hour program designed for individuals employed or interested in service in federal, state, local, regional, and international government, non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Non-profit organizations include museums, membership associations, and other 501 (c) (3) institutions.

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Non-profit organizations also include hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. The curriculum is based on the standards of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The MPA Program seeks to create competencies for the student in line with those of NASPAA. At the completion of the degree students should be competent to: 1. manage in public organizations 2. participate in and contribute to the policy process 3. analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions 4. communicate and interact with diverse groups and in diverse settings The degree program will also emphasis the following public service values: 1. Accountability 2. Transparency 3. Respect for citizen privacy 4. Ethical actions and values 5. Participatory process

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Courses within the curriculum are grouped into four areas: core courses, areas of concentration, research/internship, and capstone experience. The six-course core sequence provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective public managers. Students then pursue a greater depth of study in a four course concentration in either public management or health care administration. Following the core course sequence and the chosen concentration, students complete either an internship (pre-service students) or a research course (in-service students). The 36-credit hour curriculum is completed with a capstone project of the student’s own design guided by faculty advisement. As students’ progress through the Program they are encouraged to draw on the full array of research opportunities available through the MPA and allied resources as they consider their capstone project. Applying to the MPA Program To be considered for admission to the Master of Public Administration degree program, applicants must hold an earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. To apply, submit the following: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. 2. Career statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing interest in Public Administration/Management, career goals, and contributions to the Master’s Program in Public Administration at Roger Williams University. 3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school. 4. Current resume. 5. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results. 6. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee.

Course Requirements for the Master of Public Administration (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated) Required Courses: PA 501 Foundations of Public Administration: Legal and Institutional PA 502 Organizational Dynamics PA 503 Data Management and Analysis PA 504 Public Policy and Program Evaluation PA 505 Public Budgeting & Finance PA 506 Public Personnel Management Choose an area of specialization and complete four courses. Either: Public Management Concentration Courses (complete four (4) of the eight (8) courses) PA 512 Intergovernmental Relations PA 513 Public Administration and Public Law PA 514 Urban Administration and Management PA 515 Ethics in Public Administration PA 516 Grant Writing and Management PA 517 Computer Applications for Public Managers PA 518 Program Evaluation PA 530 Special Topics in Public Administration 0r: Health Care Administration Concentration Courses (complete four (4) of the six (6) courses) PA 530 Special Topics in Health Care Administration PA 550 Health Care Administration PA 551 Public Policy and Politics in Health Care Administration PA 552 Trends and Issues in Health Administration PA 553 Economics of Health and Medical Care PA 554 Health Informatics Internship/Research Requirement and Directed Study Requirement PA 590 Research in Public Administration PA 599 Directed Study in Public Administration

Certificates in Public Management and Health Care Administration: The student may earn an MPA and a certificate. Students enrolled in the MPA may take a fifth course in either of the two concentrations and apply for a certificate in the chosen concentration.

Certificate in Leadership: Students in the MPA may add a Leadership Certificate to complement their MPA and selected concentration. The Leadership Certificate is composed of five additional courses. The Leadership Certificate is described under the Master of Science in Leadership.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology A two year full program, the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is designed to prepare students to provide

4. Three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic accomplishments and potential to succeed in graduate school 5. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results 6. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee Applications are accepted for Fall start only; the application deadline is March 15th. Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated) A. Required courses: 27 credits PSYCH 501 Research Design PSYCH 502 Quantitative Methods I PSYCH 505 Introduction to Clinical Assessment: Objective Tests PSYCH 509 Methods of Psychotherapy I PSYCH 515 Introduction to Group Counseling PSYCH 532 Diversity and Multiculturalism PSYCH 550 Professional Ethics in Psychology An additional assessment course PSYCH 512 Child Assessment A psychopathology course (choose from the following) PSYCH 520 Developmental Psychopathology PSYCH 521 Adult Psychopathology B. Advanced Electives: 12 credits selected from the following: PSYCH 510 Quantitative Methods II PSYCH 513 Vocational Counseling PSYCH 515 Introduction to Group Counseling PSYCH 519 Methods in Psychotherapy II PSYCH 530 Special Topics in Psychology PSYCH 531 Family Violence PSYCH 534 Advanced Developmental Psychology PSYCH 535 Group Dynamics: Methods & Design PSYCH 540 Advanced Personality Psychology C. Thesis/Practicum: 6 credits selected according to the student’s track: Practitioner students take: PSYCH 598: Practicum twice for total of 6 credits Thesis students take: PSYCH 597 Thesis twice for total of 6 credits. Students pursuing six credits of thesis can enroll in up to six credits of practicum for elective credits (Minimum of 45 credits)

Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology A two-year, full-time program, the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology is designed to prepare students to provide assessment and treatment services in a forensic setting as a master’s-level mental health counselor or further training at the doctoral level. Students will be trained in diagnosis, the assessment of risk and treatment needs, psychological testing, individual and group treatment, risk management and reduction, and research methodology.

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assessment and treatment services in a clinical or counseling setting such as a community mental health center, group practice, or in-patient facility. Students may also prepare for further training at the doctoral level. Students will be trained in diagnosis, psychological testing, treatment planning, individual and group therapy and intervention, research methodology and statistical analysis. Academic Program The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology curriculum is arranged in two tracks: 1. Non Thesis/Practitioner (for students seeking specialized training in psychology prior to entering the work force as a master’s level clinician) 2. Thesis (for students seeking master’s level training in psychology as preparation for future study toward a doctoral degree in psychology) The nine-course core curriculum provides students with the breadth and depth needed in the theoretical foundations, evidence-based practice skills and research abilities necessary to become effective clinicians and/or clinical scientists. Students then select four electives from various areas within clinical psychology. Finally, students take six credits of Thesis or Practicum according to their track for a minimum of 45 credits. Career Settings for Students Graduating with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology seeks to: • Prepare graduate students for careers as effective mental health counselors • Prepare graduate students for further academic training at the doctorate level in psychology • Provide students with training in research design and statistical analysis • Provide students with training in the areas of clinical assessment and therapy • Provide students with internship/practicum experiences that will promote and develop the professional skills required in the specialty areas of clinical psychology • Provide students with the requisite skills to prepare, plan, and carry out competent research designs in psychology Applying to the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field, and must have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in Statistics and Research Methods. To apply, applicants must submit the following items to the Office Graduate Admission: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records 2. Personal statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Clinical Psychology, career goals, and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University 3. Official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores sent directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The ETS School Code for Roger Williams University is 3729

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Internships and practica are available at a variety of forensic sites. Practicum sites include adult correctional centers and programs, juvenile detention and treatment programs, court clinics, treatment programs for sexually dangerous/violent persons, forensic services within psychiatric hospitals, and community mental health centers and programs. Research-based internships are also available. Academic Program The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology curriculum is arranged in two tracks: 1. Non-Thesis/Practitioner (for students seeking specialized training in psychology prior to entering the work force as master’s level forensic practitioners) 2. Thesis (for students seeking master’s level training in psychology as preparation for future study toward a doctoral degree in psychology) The nine-course core sequence provides students with the breadth and depth needed in the theoretical foundation, evidence-based practice skills and research abilities necessary to become effective master’s-level forensic mental health practitioners. Students then select four electives from various areas within Forensic Psychology. Finally, students take six credits of Thesis or Practicum according to their track, for a minimum of 45 credits. The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology seeks to: • Prepare graduate students for careers in civil and criminal justice systems as forensic mental health practitioners • Prepare graduate students for further academic training at the doctorate level in psychology • Provide students with training in research design and statistical analysis • Provide students with training in the areas of forensic assessment and evaluation • Provide students with training in forensic assessments, and the provision of risk-reducing treatment for forensic populations • Provide students with internship experiences that will promote and help to develop the professional skills required in the specialty areas of forensic psychology • Provide students with the requisite skills to prepare, plan, and carry out competent research designs in psychology. Applying to the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology Program Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field, and must have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in Statistics and Research Methods. To apply, students must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admission: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records 2. Personal statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Forensic Psychology, career goals, and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University 3. Official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores sent directly by the Educational Testing Service

(ETS). The ETS School Code for Roger Williams University is 3729 4. Three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic accomplishments and potential to succeed in graduate school 5. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results 6. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee Applications are accepted for Fall start only; the application deadline is March 15th. Requirements for the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology Program (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated)

A. Required Courses: 27 credits PSYCH 501 Research Design PSYCH 502 Quantitative Methods I PSYCH 503 Forensic Psychology PSYCH 504 Psychology and the Law PSYCH 505 Introduction to Clinical Assessment: Objective Tests PSYCH 532 Diversity and Multiculturalism PSYCH 550 Ethics in Professional Psychology An additional assessment course (choose from the following) PSYCH 506 Assessment in Criminal Law PSYCH 512 Child Assessment A psychopathology course (choose from the following) PSYCH 520 Developmental Psychopathology PSYCH 521 Adult Psychopathology PSYCH 525 Psychology of Criminal Behavior

B. Advanced Electives: 12 credits selected from the following: PSYCH 508 Forensic Report Writing PSYCH 509 Methods of Psychotherapy I PSYCH 510 Quantitative Methods II PSYCH 511 Children, Adolescents and the Law PSYCH 512 Child Assessment PSYCH 513 Vocational Counseling PSYCH 515 Introduction to Group Counseling PSYCH 519 Methods of Psychotherapy II PSYCH 530 Special Topics in Psychology PSYCH 531 Family Violence PSYCH 533 Law and Mental Health PSYCH 534 Advanced Developmental Psychology PSYCH 535 Group Dynamics: Methods and Design PSYCH 540 Advanced Personality Psychology C. Thesis/Practicum: 6 credits selected according to the student’s track: Practitioner students take: PSYCH 598: Practicum twice for total of 6 credits Thesis students take: PSYCH 597: Thesis twice for total of 6 credits. Students pursuing six credits of thesis can enroll in up to six credits of practicum for elective credits (Minimum of 45 credits)

The 4+1 Program will allow qualified undergraduate psychology majors the opportunity to begin advanced study during their senior year, thus enabling them to complete advanced study in forensic psychology in less time than would generally be required to complete a comparable advanced degree. In this newly developed program, undergraduate psychology majors will have the opportunity to begin working on a master’s degree during their senior year and have those credits count for both the BA and MA degrees. Students discuss their plans to pursue this program with their advisor in their freshman year. Refer to the Undergraduate Psychology section of this catalog for the application and admission process, as well as degree requirements.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, ART & HISTORIC PRESERVATION Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation offers the Master of Architecture professional degree program for entering graduate students who hold a preprofessional B.A. or B.S. in Architecture degree. Our goals include preparing students to enter the profession of architecture, to prepare for licensure, to provide for a sufficient depth of understanding of the components of architectural practice and to understand the diverse nature and variety of roles for architects in relation to other fields. The program encourages the mastery and skillful integration of environmental, social, historical, artistic, technical and philosophical concerns into carefully scaled designs that enhance their context. Students develop design, visual and digital communication skills; knowledge of building techniques; and an understanding of human problems in a variety of local, regional and international contexts. In a world of continuous technological change, these timeless values and skills exist as relevant tools for contemporary life and practice, and as a means toward advancing the cause of a humane and civilized environment for all. Applying to the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Program Applicants must hold a B.A. or B.S. (*) in Architecture degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from a school of architecture that offers this degree as part of the accredited professional degree program sequence(**). Applicants from other undergraduate programs may be considered for admission, but would be expected if admitted to complete coursework inclusive of coverage of all Student Performance Criteria outlined in the NAAB Conditions of Accreditation. To apply, submit the following: 1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework 2. Personal statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) explaining your interest in obtaining the Master of Architecture degree 3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school

4. Portfolio containing examples of your work (see below) 5. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results 6. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee The portfolio may include exemplary work from Architecture as well as other creative and research work, and in total should convince the review committee that you are capable of producing independently conceived studio work at a high level of achievement. The portfolio should be in a compact format, no larger than 8.5” x 11”, either in a notebook, portfolio binder or a bound document. Portfolios should contain at least four to six representative Architecture studio projects that should demonstrate: • developed degree of competence in architectural design • ability to organize programmatic content • commitment to professionalism in the studio Placement decisions will be communicated to accepted students as part of the Graduate Admissions Review process, along with a projected outline of studies toward graduation. (*) Placement in the Master of Architecture program’s Architectural Design Studio sequence is subject to review of academic transcripts from the applicants’ B.A. or B.S. degree, and portfolio submittal. Accepted students may expect to complete a minimum of 4 Architectural Design Studios at Roger Williams University, depending on the number of undergraduate Architectural Design Studios completed previously. (**) Placement in the Master of Architecture program coursework is subject to review of academic transcripts from the applicant’s B.A. or B.S. degree. Accepted students must complete all student performance criteria for the accredited degree as outlined in the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Conditions of Accreditation. This may include completion of additional coursework that is listed as undergraduate coursework at Roger Williams University. For specifics, please refer to the B.S. in Architecture/Master of Architecture 4+2 program requirements listed previously. Course Offerings towards the Master of Architecture Degree ARCH 413 Advanced Architectural Design Studio ARCH 416 Advanced Topical Design Studio: Urban or ARCH 516 Graduate Topical Design Studio: Urban ARCH 434 Design of Structures I ARCH 435 Design of Structures II ARCH 488 Computer Applications for Professional Practice ARCH 513 Comprehensive Project Design Studio ARCH 515 Graduate Architectural Design Studio (two required) ARCH 522 Environmental Design Research ARCH 542 Professional Practice ARCH 641 Graduate Thesis Research Seminar ARCH 613 Graduate Thesis Studio Electives: One Advanced History/Theory Elective, and four Architecture Electives, with three minimum at the graduate level

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Architecture Elective Options History/Theory Advanced Level Course Options: ARCH 475 Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life’s Work ARCH 478 Dutch Architecture: The Enduring 20th Century Legacy ARCH 530 Special Topics in Architecture ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World: A Comparative Perspective ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture & Urbanism ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper AAH 430 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History (selected topics) AAH 530 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History (selected topics) HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation HP 391 Architecture and Historic Preservation Abroad Graduate Architecture Electives: Four Required (a minimum of three at the graduate level): Students are encouraged to look at these electives as a means to explore various concentrations available within the MS in Architecture program. Graduate electives are grouped in the areas of Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Digital Media and Historic Preservation. In addition some Integrative Core MS in Architecture courses are available as Architecture Electives. Students from other pre-professional programs may apply one undergraduate Architecture Elective to this requirement; otherwise all four should be taken at the Graduate level. Sustainable Design: Arch 521 Sustainable Design Seminar, Arch 593 Sustainable Paradigms, Arch 594 Urban Ecology, Arch 533 Detailing the High-performance Envelope, Arch 535 Introduction to Proactive Simulation, Arch 536 Special Topics in Sustainable Design. Urban Design: Arch 572 Urban Design Theory, Arch 594 Urban Ecology, Arch 524 Evolution of Urban Form, Arch 529 History of Landscape Architecture, 561 Landscape Architecture, HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop, Arch 537 Special Topics in Urban Design.

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Digital Media: Arch 587 Advanced Computer Applications in Design, Arch 586 Processing, Arch 588 Digital Manufacturing, Arch 589: 4-D (Four Dimensional), Arch 535 Intro to Proactive Simulation, Arch 538 Special Topics in Digital Media. Historic Preservation: HP 501 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation, HP 502 Preservation Planning, HP 503 Principles of Architectural Conservation, HP 525 Preservation Economics, HP 530 Special Topics in Historic Preservation, HP 681L: Historic Rehabilitation Workshop, HP 582L Architectural Conservation, HP 526: Preservation Law and Regulation, HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop. Core MS in Architecture courses: ARCH 606 Field Research Seminar, ARCH 616: Collaborative Workshop. Graduate Architecture Electives: Arch 574 Regionalism in Architecture, Arch 581 Construction Contract Documents, Arch 530 Special Topics in Architecture.

Graduate Course Grading, GPA and Graduation Requirements The minimum passing grade in SAAHP graduate level courses is a B- (2.67). The minimum GPA for Master of Architecture graduates is a 3.0 in 500 and 600 level courses. Students continuing from the RWU undergraduate program graduate with Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees, awarded simultaneously. Students entering Roger Williams University after completing undergraduate studies at other institutions graduate with the Master of Architecture degree. Registration in Graduate Courses Students pursuing the Master of Architecture program who are enrolled in graduate courses may also be enrolled in undergraduate courses during the same semester, due to the nature of the continuity between undergraduate and graduate levels of study in many US professional degree programs in architecture. Students are encouraged to complete all undergraduate course requirements as soon as practicable, but not at the expense of interrupting Architecture program curriculum sequences. Professional Degree Program Accreditation In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. Roger Williams University offers the following NAABaccredited degree programs: M. Arch. (pre-professional degree + 38 graduate credits) Next accreditation visit: 2018

Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History (M.A.) In our increasingly interconnected world, where the skills of visual literacy and the critical analysis and stewardship of our environment become ever more important, the Master of Arts degree program in Art and Architectural History offers a dynamic curriculum focusing on the communicative power of the arts and architecture and a celebration of the local and the global creative achievements of humankind. This program allows students to pursue critical integrative studies of art and architecture spanning the globe and throughout time. Uniquely situated in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, the faculty with expertise in regional, national and international subject areas, bring together visual culture, studio arts, history, architecture and historic preservation into an integrated humanist learning environment. This programbased experience is enriched by the larger context of the University’s fine and performing arts, with connections

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Course offerings toward the Master of Arts degree in Art and Architectural History Required Courses (3 credits) Students complete the following required courses: AAH 505 Art and Architectural History Theory and Methods Seminar

Elective Courses (33 credits) Eleven from the following options: (All courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated) AAH 520 Themes in World Arts and Architecture AAH 521 Issues in Contemporary Art AAH 522 Sacred Spaces AAH 523 Nature and Art AAH 530 Special Topics/Travel Course: Arts and Architecture of Time and Place AAH 531 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Classical World AAH 532 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Medieval World AAH 533 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture AAH 534 Topics in Modern Art and Architecture AAH 535 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Americas AAH 536 Topics in Art and Architecture of Africa AAH 537 Topics in Art and Architecture of Asia AAH 538 Topics in Art and Architecture of the Islamic World AAH 560 The Newport Seminar AAH 650 Thesis ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper Thesis Option The thesis represents the culminating intellectual experience in the Master’s program. This written essay of publishable quality is produced over two semesters of seminar work in the Research Methods and Thesis courses with an advisor in the area of the student’s research interest. The end product will be evaluated by at least two Graduate Faculty members. Detailed guidelines for this research paper will be provided. Master’s papers are presented at an end-of year, day-long public seminar and are accessioned by the University library to form an archive of collected student scholarly resources. Course Distribution All students must fulfill a distribution requirement. At least one course must be taken in four of the following eight areas of study with a minimum of one of the four in a region beyond Europe and the Americas: Ancient Greek and Roman Art and Architecture Byzantine and Medieval Art and Architecture Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture Modern European Art and Architecture Art and Architecture of the Americas Art and Architecture of Africa Art and Architecture of Asia Islamic Art and Architecture Concentration in Art History or Architectural History Students may wish to concentrate in either Art or Architectural History. For such a concentration students must complete six of their twelve graduate courses in either Architectural History or Art History. The core course and thesis requirements are the same as the MA in the more integrated Master of Arts degree in Arts and Architecture.

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to related academic fields and dynamic area studies on the University’s Bristol campus and abroad. And the rich cultural resources of the New England region coupled with the University’s global engagement and robust world-wide partnerships encourages connections between near and far, across commonalities and differences. Students achieve an advanced ability to understand, explain, interpret, and teach the meaning and communicative power of art, architecture and other fields of visual culture. They pursue classroom study, travel, and practical internships as integral facets of the program. They have the opportunity to complete their studies in two years, in an accelerated timeframe or on a part-time basis. Students enrolling with an earned Bachelor’s degree from another institution enroll in the two-year program. The Master’s degree in Art and Architectural History prepares students for two primary career paths. One is advanced scholarship. Upon completion of the M.A., students interested in a life of scholarship will be able to enroll in Ph.D. programs to pursue academic careers. A second career path is professional and would enable M.A. recipients to pursue curatorial positions in museums, art galleries, and private collections, as well as provide expertise in institutions such as art auction houses, architectural and design agencies and historic sites. The Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History is comprised of a minimum of 36 graduate credits, including one required foundational three-credit class, eleven three-credit seminars, and one internship. (12 courses/36 credits, language proficiency, internship) At least 30 credits must be taken at RWU. Applying to the Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. To apply to the M.A. in Art and Architectural History Program, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admission: • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work • Personal Statement (two-double-spaced pages, maximum) describing your interest in art and architectural history, career goals and how you can positively contribute to the Master’s Program in Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school • Current résumé • If your first language is not English, an official report of TOFEL or IELTS results • Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee

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Complementary Coursework With the approval of their advisor, students may take courses in the culture, literature, history, and philosophy of their areas of interest. These courses, as well as language courses and studio art courses do not count towards the degree. In the second year of full-time study, or final year of part-time study, students must register for one research methods thesis course and one thesis seminar in which they work under the close supervision of a faculty advisor, thus completing the 36 credit requirement. Foreign Languages In addition to completing the required course work, each student must demonstrate mastery of intermediate level reading proficiency in one foreign language related to their research interests by completing two courses at the intermediate level in that language or by equivalent certification through examination. Student Internship and Employment Through the graduate program every student is required to complete an Internship through the SAAHP Career Investment Program which provides students with a supervised practical environment in which to practice professional skills at a governmental office or agency, nonprofit museum or gallery, or private arts institution. This experience may lead to future positions in the field. Graduate Course Grading, GPA and Graduation Requirements The minimum passing grade in graduate-level courses is a B(2.67). The minimum GPA for M.A. in Art and Architectural History graduate students is 3.0. Duration of Study Full-time students are expected to complete all requirements for the MA degree in two years. Part-time completion of the MA is also possible; part-time students typically complete the degree in three to five years. With careful planning undergraduate students or incoming graduate students with advanced standing, and in consultation with their advisor, can complete the degree requirements in an accelerated time-frame. For example, courses may be taken in winter sessions or as the program develops, in summer mini-mesters, or summer sessions. The program for all MA candidates is determined in discussion with the student’s advisor and is a mix of seminar and lecture courses.

Master of Science in Historic Preservation (M.S.) Building on its three-decades-old undergraduate program, Roger Williams University now offers a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. A two-year, 52-credit program is available to qualified students holding a bachelors degree. A one-year (minimum), 32-credit program is available to students holding a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation. A least 30 graduate credits must be taken at Roger Williams University. The mission of the Historic Preservation Program is to provide an education that empowers individuals to work with and to help others while realizing their own personal and professional potential. Classes, community-based work and field experience specific to preservation are coupled with a strong liberal-arts education. To mirror the environment we help preserve and to prepare students for diverse careers, the program couples a multi-disciplinary approach with a rigorous core of field-based professional preservation offerings.

Students gain an understanding of the field in the greater context of history, the built environment, cooperative community engagement, work with allied professions; documentation and research, and design, philosophy, standards and practice. The program includes preservation history and philosophy, planning, law and regulation, economics and heritage management. Studies are placed into practice through field-based workshops, assignments and an internship—all in partnership with area and national organizations and firms. Applying to the Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. To apply to the M.S. in Historic Preservation Program, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admission: • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work • Personal Statement (two double-spaced pages, maximum) describing your interest in preservation, career goals and how you can positively contribute to the Master’s Program in Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University • Scholarly research paper, 10 pages minimum, with sources cited employing a conventional style • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school • Current résumé • If your first language is not English, an official report of TOFEL or IELTS results • Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Course offerings toward the Master of Science in Historic Preservation Degree Core Courses Students complete the following required courses: HP 501 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation HP 524L Archival Research HP 525 Preservation Economics HP 542 Professional Practice in Historic Preservation HP 526 Preservation Law and Regulation HP 551 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation HP 569 Preservation Internship HP 582L Architectural Conservation HP 631 Historic Environment Research Method HP 681L Historic Rehabilitation Workshop HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop HP 651 Preservation Graduate Thesis Historic Preservation Electives In consultation with their advisor, students select three graduate-level electives from the following: ARCH 530 Special Topics in Architecture (selected topics) ARCH 542 Professional Practice ARCH 572 Urban Design Theory from the Industrial Revolution to the Present

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Graduate Course Grading, GPA and Graduation Requirements The minimum passing grade in graduate-level courses is a B(2.67). The minimum GPA for M.S. in Historic Preservation graduates is a 3.0. Registration in Courses Students pursuing the Master of Science in Historic Preservation who are enrolled in graduate courses may also be enrolled in undergraduate courses during the same semester. In their first year and in consultation with the program director, students in the two-year program may select ‘bridge’ courses from undergraduate and/or graduate offerings. With permission of the Dean, undergraduate students in the B.S./M.S. in Historic Preservation program may take graduate courses that are part of the program.

Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Historic Preservation Offered with the School of Law. Full-time enrollment required. The Joint Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Science (M.S.) in Historic Preservation program is designed to provide an accelerated path to a J.D. degree and an M.S. in Historic Preservation degree through an electives credit-swapping

structure that allows for 3 law courses (9 credits) to count toward the M.S. degree and 4 to 5 M.S. in HP courses (12 to 17 credits) to count toward the J.D. degree, depending on whether or not a student has a prior B.S. in Historic Preservation. Other than changes in allowable electives, which are detailed below, the existing requirements for the J.D. and M.S. programs described in the University Catalog and School of Law Catalog remain the same. Students who enter the joint-degree program with a B.S. in Historic Preservation can potentially complete the joint degree in three years (with winter/summer coursework) and in four years otherwise. Note: Applicants applying for the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. degree must apply to an earn acceptance into the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation and the School of Law separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the Joint degree must so indicate on the application for admission. Submit applications sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both schools. Applications to each school normally need to be filed simultaneously, even though students will normally only be taking courses in the School of Law for the first year. (This sequence is required due to School of Law prerequisites for electives.) Students who are currently matriculated into the B.S. in Historic Preservation program in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation must notify the Dean and Program Director by the end the junior year to indicate their intent to enroll in the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program, contingent on maintaining a 2.67 average or greater.

Three-year Joint J.D./M.S. in Historic Preservation The joint degree can be completed in three years for students matriculated into the J.D. and M.S.H.P. programs who also have a B.S. in Historic Preservation from an accredited National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) member institution, with the assumption that coursework would need to be taken in the summers and/or winters as well as the normal fall and spring semesters. The School of Law accepts 12-14 M.S.H.P. program credits towards J.D. program requirements and the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation accepts 9 J.D. program credits towards the M.S.H.P. program for a total of 101-103 combined credits instead of 122 if the degrees were pursued separately. Four-year Joint J.D./M.S. in Historic Preservation If a student is not entering the program with a B.S. in Historic Preservation, it is still possible to complete the joint degree in an accelerated timeframe of four years, with the assumption that coursework would need to be taken in the summers and/ or winters as well as the normal fall and spring semesters. The School of Law accepts 15-17 M.S.H.P. program credits towards the J.D. program and the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation accepts 9 J.D. program credits towards the M.S.H.P. program for a total of 118-120 combined credits instead of 142 if the degrees were pursued separately. Applying to the Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program Each program requires a separate application. Refer to the application requirements for each individual program in the University Catalog and the School of Law Catalog. When applying for the J.D. and M.S.H.P. programs concurrently the application fee for the M.S. program will be waived (only the application fee for the J.D. program is required). Students who are currently matriculated in the J.D. program or the 2-year M.S.H.P. program and are in their first

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year of coursework are eligible to apply to the program in which they are not matriculated for consideration for the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program. Students who are currently matriculated in the 1-year M.S.H.P. program cannot apply to the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program. Allowed electives for credit swap between the Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Historic Preservation programs The following courses will count toward both the J.D. and M.S. H.P. program elective requirements. School of Law courses that satisfy M.S.H.P. degree elective requirements (choose 9 credits): • Law 631 Administrative Law (3) • Law 673 Environmental Law: Natural Resources (3) • Law 728 Human Rights (3) • Law 770 International Law (3) • Law 743 Land Use Planning (3) • Law 747 Legal Drafting: Commerce Real Estate Development and Finance Law (3) School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation courses that satisfy a portion of the J.D. degree elective requirement (12-17 credits will be applied to J.D. elective requirements depending on whether or not the student is matriculated into the 1-year or 2-year M.S.H.P. program) • HP 501 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation (3) • HP 525 Preservation Economics (3) • HP 542 Preservation Professional Practice (3) • HP 526 Preservation Law and Regulation (3) • HP 551 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation (3) • HP 681L Historic Rehabilitation Workshop (4) • HP 682L Preservation Planning Workshop (4) Required coursework sequence for various degree entry points • Students who are not previously matriculated in the J.D. program or the 2-year M.S.H.P. program and are then matriculated into the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program take required first-year law courses for the J.D. program for their first year and thereafter complete another two or three years of mixed law and historic preservation coursework. The second year of students’ coursework consists entirely of historic preservation courses with subsequent years consisting of mixed historic preservation/law coursework. • Students matriculated into the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program who have a B.S. in Historic Preservation from an accredited NCPE member institution and are in their first year of the J.D. program take mixed historic preservation/ law courses for the next two years. • Students who are already matriculated in the 2-year M.S.H.P. program and are in their first year of coursework and are then subsequently matriculated into the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program spend the next year completing the first year course sequence required by the J.D. program. The final three years thereafter consists of mixed law and historic preservation coursework. Shared requirement for M.S. program thesis and J.D. writing project The thesis required for the M.S. program satisfies the J.D. program’s writing requirement. The student is required to have at least one thesis reader from the School of Law faculty.

Shared internship/public service requirement Students who complete the 140-hour internship required of the M.S.H.P. program that focuses on historic preservation and law and incorporates at least 50 hours of non-remunerated activities satisfies the internship requirement of the M.S. program and the public service requirement of the J.D. program. (Reimbursement of expenses is allowed.)

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Master of Science in Construction Management The Master of Science in Construction Management builds on the resources of an ACCE-accredited undergraduate Construction Management program as well as the extensive interaction with the construction industry’s most vibrant companies. The MS in CM Program is designed for experienced construction management working professionals with high potential for advancement into executive roles. Courses in the program will be taught by faculty drawn from across the university and from industry. Enrolled as a cohort, students will follow a sequential, twoyear course of study. This innovative program will employ a blended learning model that incorporates on-line, classroom and residential instruction, including two short-term, intensive practica consisting of lectures, computer-based simulation, and team problem-solving that will encourage and promote student interaction with peers in the program. The program is results-oriented, emphasizing the development of strong student competencies in financial and planning expertise for complex construction projects; optimizing change in the global marketplace; managing interdisciplinary teams; and research and problemsolving skills appropriate for executive level construction management responsibilities. Developed in collaboration with leading construction companies, this program is designed to meet the current and emerging needs of the global construction industry.

Mission and Vision The mission of the MS in CM Program is to provide a superior post-graduate educational experience that will enhance the graduate’s ability to contribute to the construction enterprise at the highest levels. The vision for the MS in CM program is to be nationally recognized as the premier post-graduate program for construction professionals. Program Educational Objectives During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to: 1. Demonstrate exemplary technical and leadership knowledge and skills while achieving success as a construction executive within a design, construction or owner organization, always displaying the highest standards of ethical conduct.

an on-line course and a classroom course. The typical course of study is illustrated below. First Year (6 credits) – Fall CNST 510 Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Construction Management – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 540 Sustainable Construction – 3 credits (on-line) First Year (3 credits) – Winter CNST 515 Project Enterprise Management and Control I – 3 credits (residential practicum) First Year (6 credits) – Spring CNST 525 Pre-Construction Planning and Project Delivery – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 555 Advanced Construction Law – 3 credits (on-line) First Year (3 credits) – Summer CNST 565 Customer Development and Winning the Construction Project– 3 credits (on-line) Second Year (6 credits) – Fall CNST 520 Construction Negotiation – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 545 Construction Organization, Control and Logistics – 3 credits (on-line) Second Year (3 credits) – Winter CNST 560 Enterprise Management and Control II – 3 credits (residential practicum) Second Year (6 credits) – Spring CNST 530 Personnel Management and Law – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 570 Financial Planning for Construction Projects – 3 credits (on-line) or CNST 590 Master’s Thesis Research – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 595 Research Project – 3 credits (on-line) Second Year (3 credits) – Summer Choose from one course below: CNST 550 Special Topics in Construction Management – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 580 Advanced Construction Safety & Risk Management – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 585 Topics in International Construction – 3 credits (on-line) CNST 595 Research Project (required for Master’s Thesis) – 3 credits (on-line) Total: 36 semester credits

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2. Value the concept of life-long learning and continue to grow intellectually while keeping informed of new concepts and developments in the construction industry. 3. Assume a leadership role in the advancement of the construction management profession and community outreach activities, while serving as a role model for the future generation of constructors and the Roger Williams University Construction Management students. Program Outcomes We expect our graduating students to possess: a. the ability to optimize the value of change in a global construction marketplace. b. the skill to command multiple interdisciplinary teams, on multiple projects through the preconstruction, construction, and close-out stages of a project. c. the disciplinary and interpersonal expertise required to execute construction projects in an economic, environmental and societal context. d. excellent research and problem solving skills applied to construction executive level tasks. Eligibility Requirements While some of the students applying for the MS in CM program will be recommended and sponsored by their employers in the construction industry, the program does accommodate recent graduates from construction management, engineering, business and architecture programs. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in one of the disciplines mentioned above (or a baccalaureate degree in a related discipline and extensive experience in the construction industry) prospective candidates should have: • Experience in the construction industry. • Demonstration of adequate mathematics skills evidenced by satisfactory course work in calculus, probability and statistics and engineering economics or operations research/ systems analysis or performance on the GRE Exam. • Personal statement describing your career goals and the support expected from your current employer for your participation in the program. Degree Requirements Graduate study in Construction Management program leads to the Master of Science degree. The program consists of 36 credit hours or 12 each, 3-credit courses. The program will be completed in a two-year period with students (operating as a cohort) beginning in the fall semester by taking two courses;

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The mission of the School of Law is to promote justice and the rule of law through education, scholarship, and service. In furtherance of its mission, the School of Law seeks to: 1. Provide an excellent legal education to men and women who aspire to the practice of law or to other occupations in which both they and society-at-large will benefit from their understanding of and dedication to the law. An excellent legal education teaches not only legal doctrine, policy, history and theory, but also how to think critically about justice and the law. 2. Make meaningful contributions to legal scholarship. Meaningful contributions are those that provide original analysis, insights or information to those who are interested in justice and the law, including lawyers, judges, legislators, policy-makers, scholars, journalists and the public-at-large. 3. Provide service to the legal profession and the wider community in ways that advance justice and the rule of law.

Overview At the Roger Williams University School of Law, we train future lawyers to uphold the responsibilities of the profession, so that their integrity and passion join with scholarship, creativity and diligence in the practice of law to make a positive impact in the community. Rigorous academic discussion led by nationally known scholars, exposure to lawyering skills, unique learning opportunities with leaders of the bench and bar, and service to the community create a solid foundation for nurturing intellectual curiosity and practical achievements. The School of Law emphasizes personal mentoring and hands-on experience with practicing professionals, in a cooperative atmosphere of spirited debate. Graduates of the School of Law join the ranks of alumni in positions serving the bench and advising private clients in firms large and small, as well as practicing law with private corporations, public and social service organizations, or in government agencies. Regardless of your area of practice interest, the Roger Williams University School of Law provides the tools needed to succeed professionally, honor the profession and contribute to society. If you are willing to engage your passion, mind and heart, you are ready to join the Roger Williams Law community.

Admission to School of Law For information on admissions, call the School of Law Admissions Office at (401) 254-4555 or 1-800-633-2727 and ask for the catalog. The catalog is also available online at http://law.rwu.edu.

All candidates for admission must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). For examination dates and sites, call the Law Services of the Law School Admission Service in Newtown, Pa., at (215) 968-1001.

Students and Faculty The law school boasts an outstanding faculty of dynamic teachers, noted scholars, and accomplished lawyers. Our faculty have practiced law with large firms in major metropolitan cities; with small firms in rural county seats; in legal aid societies; with the U.S. Department of Justice and the United Nations. They have debated legal issues on national television, been quoted in a broad range of print and electronic media (both in the U.S. and abroad), and briefed cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Their wide-ranging scholarship has been published by major presses and law reviews and cited by other scholars and courts at all levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court. The faculty is also active in prestigious law reform organizations on the national level, such as the American Law Institute and American Society of Comparative Law, as well as a range of state law-reform activities.

Library and Facilities The law school occupies a modern, multi-million dollar facility, located on a beautiful waterfront campus and built specifically for legal instruction. All academic and administrative activities for law students are centralized in this four-level building: from the naturally lit law library to the trial and appellate moot courtrooms and classrooms, from the registrar to faculty offices, from the student organization complex to the Bistro and lounge. Law students learn, study, and socialize in a comfortable and professional environment specifically suited to their needs. The 35,000-square-foot Law Library contains approximately 300,000 volumes in print and microform and 3,500 serial titles. Library holdings include federal and state reports, statutes, and session laws for all fifty states; an extensive collection of legal periodicals; U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs; and selected government documents. The library also subscribes to a variety of online and web-based databases including LexisNexis and Westlaw. Electronic resources can be accessed from three separate computer labs or from personal computers. The School of Law also maintains a complete suite of offices housing its clinical program at the University’s Metro Center in Providence, Rhode Island, close to the courthouses in which the law students represent clients as student-attorneys.

Law Clinics and Foreign Study The law school offers a variety of specialized programs designed to enhance learning. Advanced students provide legal services

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to those in need who cannot afford counsel. Students assist clients in the Criminal Defense Clinic, Immigration Legal Clinic and the Mediation Clinic under the close supervision of nationally known educators. Students prepare cases for trial, negotiate settlements, and try cases before courts and administrative agencies. In addition, because Roger Williams School of Law is the only law school in the state, students have many distinctive opportunities to learn practical skills through externships with a broad range of state and federal law offices. The law school’s Marine Affairs Institute is a focal point for the exploration of legal, economic, and policy issues raised by the development of the world’s oceans and coastal zones. The Institute sponsors a variety of programs of interest to both students and members of the profession, and – through the

Sea Grant Legal Program – students research and present to environmental groups in Rhode Island and across the country. Students interested in deepening their education may pursue joint degree programs leading to the award of a Juris Doctor from the School of Law or a Master of Marine Affairs, or a Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources, from the University of Rhode Island. Roger Williams University also offers a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The law school is proud of its unique summer program in London, England. The London Advocacy Program, directed by an English barrister, provides classroom instruction on the English legal system, as well as internships in the chambers of leading barristers, solicitors and judges and places students in the chambers of leading lawyers and litigators.

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Course Descriptions ACCTG 201 – Accounting I: Financial A study of the fundamentals of accounting, with an emphasis on the use of economic data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: forms of business organizations, financing options, and financial statement analysis. The ability to analyze financial statements is the overall goal of this course. Topics include inventory, property (plant and equipment/natural resources/ intangibles), liabilities, stockholder equity, investments, statement of cash flows. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ACCTG 202 – Accounting II: Managerial Prerequisite: ACCTG 201 Continuation of ACCTG 201(101), with an emphasis on the application of accounting principles to specific problem areas in managerial accounting as well as accounting for manufacturing operations, and cost-volume-profit analysis. (3 credits) Fall ACCTG 209 – Financial Management for the Arts Fulfills a requirement in the Arts Management Minor for students on the arts track. This course will not substitute for any of the Accounting courses required by business students. This is a one-semester course intended for non-business students minoring in Arts Management. This course is a study of the fundamentals of accounting and finance with an emphasis on the use and presentation of economic data in the decision making process in arts organizations. Topics covered include: cash and internal controls, receivables, property, liabilities, investments, cash flows and cash flow budgets, cost-volume-profit and break-even point analysis, capital budgets, financing options and financial statements for both profit and not-for-profit arts organizations. (4 credits) Spring, Alternate Years ACCTG 304 – Intermediate Accounting I Prerequisite: ACCTG 201 A deeper study of financial accounting principles, technical principles, and procedures of financial accounting. Topics include accounting principles and professional practice; information processing and the accounting cycle; revenue and expense recognition: income measurement and reporting; financial statements and additional disclosures; future and present values of cash flows; cash and shortterm investments; receivables; inventories; cost and flow assumptions; inventories; special valuation methods; plant assets; depreciation; intangible assets. (3 credits) Fall ACCTG 305 – Intermediate Accounting II Prerequisite: ACCTG 304 or consent of instructor Topics include long-term investments; long-term debt; contributed capital, retained earnings; dividends; current liabilities and contingencies, other elements of stockholder equity; treasury stock and EPS. (3 credits) Spring ACCTG 307 – Accounting Information Systems Prerequisites: ACCTG 202, CIS 101, CIS 102 Study and use of computerized general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, and inventory systems. Topics include the examination of a variety of system design, implementation and control issues faced by contemporary business organizations. (3 credits) Fall

ACCTG 308 – Federal Income Tax I: Individual Prerequisite: ACCTG 202 Introduction to and survey of the Federal tax laws and the Federal revenue system as they apply to individual taxpayers. Topics include calculation of gross income, exclusions, deductions, credits, and computations. (3 credits) ACCTG 309 – Federal Income Tax II: Partnerships and Corporations Prerequisite: ACCTG 308 Applies concepts and skills of the first semester to the special problems involved in business tax returns. Topics include capital gains taxation, partnership, corporate, and specially taxed corporations. Introduction to “hands-on” tax research in the library. Students complete complex tax returns. (3 credits) Spring ACCTG 310 – Fraud Examination Prerequisite: ACCTG 202 This course introduces concepts and techniques useful for accountants, managers, business owners and criminal investigators. The course will cover the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. It covers many types of financial statement fraud including asset misappropriation, fraudulent financial statements, tax fraud and electronic fraud. Topics include skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, and the detection, prevention, investigation and resolution of various types of fraud. Real cases and situations will be used to enhance the real world nature of the course. (3 credits) Summer ACCTG 334 – Cost Accounting Prerequisite: ACCTG 202 or consent of instructor Emphasizes basic concepts involving cost accumulation, costs for planning and control, and cost-based decision analysis. Covers job order, process and standard costs, as well as an introduction to costvolume-profit analysis and relevant costs. (3 credits) Fall ACCTG 350 – International Accounting Prerequisite: ACCTG 202 A study of financial accounting for multinational companies reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The convergence of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS serves as a foundation for this course. Topics include the effects of financial reporting, international taxation, and international financial statement analysis on a multinational reporting entity. (3 credits) Summer ACCTG 405 – Auditing Prerequisite: ACCTG 305 Examines auditing theory and real-world practice. Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, internal control, statistical sampling, as well as audit objectives, reporting and procedures. (3 credits) Spring ACCTG 406 – Advanced Accounting Prerequisite: ACCTG 305 Coverage of accounting for partnerships; introduction of the concepts of non-profit accounting, including governmental, schools, and other forms; fiduciary situations; business segments; installment sales; consignments; troubled debt restructuring; and corporate dissolutions. (3 credits) Fall ACCTG 411 – Ethics in Accounting and Auditing Prerequisite: ACCTG 201 and 202 The course is a one-semester course. The course is a study of the impact of ethics on accounting and auditing. Topics covered include: ethical problems, codes of ethics, audit risk and

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materiality, international auditing standards, evidential matter, fraud considerations, auditor independence, a profession in crisis, whistle-blowing, ethics and politics, ethics and tax accounting, international ethical issues in accounting, gender differences in ethical perceptions, and the composition of boards. (3 credits) Fall, Alternate Years ACCTG 429 – Community Partnerships Center Accounting Studies This course involves a project selected by the Community Partnerships Center and the Business School Dean as an Accounting project. The students will work with a professor and possibly students from other disciplines to fulfill a task requested by a regional company, organization, or governmental unit. Specific project details vary and will be announced prior to preregistration for each semester. (3 credits) ACCTG 430 – Special Topics in Accounting Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Selected topics in areas chosen by students in consultation with their instructor. This experience is intended to provide an advanced level of course work or research in accounting. (3 credits) Special Offering ACCTG 469 – Accounting Coop Prerequisites: Senior standing in accounting and consent of instructor Designed to grant academic credit to students who work on a part-time basis in selected positions, usually without financial remuneration. Students may select from a wide variety of positions offered at local businesses, accounting firms, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. By arrangement.

AMERICAN STUDIES AMST 100 – Approaches to the Study of American Society and Culture Fulfills a course requirement in the American Studies Core Concentration This course serves as an introduction to the field of American Studies by examining the ways that transnational borders, global interconnectedness, and intersections of identity affect people’s experiences in America. Using a variety of sources, such as popular culture, material culture, and the built environment, and viewing them through diverse lenses, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and religion, students begin to learn and apply the skills of retrieval, evaluation, analysis and interpretation of written, visual, and aural evidence in the construction of well-argued narratives. (3 credits) Fall, Spring

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AMST 201 – American Studies Research Methods Fulfills a requirement in the American Studies major and minor Prerequisite: AMST 100 or consent of instructor. This course trains students in the theory and practice of American Studies research methods. It focuses on collection, evaluation, analysis and synthesis of written, aural, and visual primary sources, and the application of interdisciplinary methodologies in creating and presenting topics of inquiry from diverse perspectives. (3 credits) Fall, Spring AMST 301 – Junior Community Colloquium Fulfills a requirement in the American Studies major. Prerequisite: AMST 100, AMST 201, at least Junior standing or consent of the instructor. Students engaged in community based service projects will analyze their service within the context of a common group of readings that explore contemporary social issues in the United States and their relationship to community stewardship and grassroots organizing. Students will complete their service project and attend weekly colloquium meetings throughout the semester. Exact readings/topics addressed in the course may vary depending on the nature of the service projects that are undertaken. (3 credits) Fall, Spring

AMST 370 – Topics in Race, Gender, and Sexuality in America Fulfills a course requirement in the American Studies Major, Minor, and Core Concentration Pre- or Co-requisite: AMST 100 This variable topics course will explore the significance and impact of race, gender and/or sexuality in American life and culture, past and present. Each section of the course will focus on a specific topic and/or interpretation of these elements of the American experience, individually or in combination with each other. This is a variable content course and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. (3 credits) Fall, Spring AMST 371 – Topics in Ethnicity, Class and Region in America Fulfills a course requirement in the American Studies Major, Minor, and Core Concentration Pre- or Co-requisite: AMST 100 This variable topics course will explore the significance and impact of ethnicity, class and/or region in American life and culture, past and present. Each section of the course will focus on a specific topic and/or interpretation of these elements of the American experience, individually or in combination with each other. This is a variable content course and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. (3 credits) Fall, Spring AMST 372 – Topics in American Material and Popular Culture Fulfills a requirement in the American studies major, minor and core concentration Pre or Co-requisite: AMST 100 or consent of instructor. This variable topics course will explore the significance and impact of material and/or popular culture in American life and culture, past and present. Each section of the course will focus on a specific topic and/or interpretation of these elements of the American experience, individually or in combination with each other. This is a variable content course and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. (3 credits) Fall, Spring AMST 373 – Topics in American Ideas and Institutions Fulfills a requirement for the major, minor, or core concentration Pre- or Co-requisite: AMST 100 This variable topics course will explore the significance and impact of various ideas and institutions; for example, transcendentalism, education, or religion, in American life and culture, past and present. Each section of the course will focus on a specific topic and/ or interpretation of these elements of the American experience, individually or in combination with each other. This is a variable content course and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once. (3 credits) Fall, Spring AMST 420 – Senior Seminar I Fulfills a requirement for the major, minor, or core concentration Prerequisite: AMST 100, AMST 201, and Senior standing or consent of the instructor. In this course, students will prepare to complete their program in American Studies through a) revisiting their coursework in the program, as well as any other coursework they choose to include, in order to synthesize the interdisciplinary connections across their undergraduate program, and b) read and analyze advanced common readings to provide further context and breadth of understanding of the field and their work in it. Students will demonstrate their mastery in both written and oral form. (3 credits) Fall AMST 421: –Senior Seminar II Fulfills a requirement in the American Studies major. Prerequisite: Successful completion (C or higher) of AMST 420 Students will complete an original research project on a topic of their choosing (in consultation with the instructor). Completion of this significant piece of scholarship will reflect the student’s mastery and

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AMST 318 – Movies and Moviegoing in American Culture Fulfills a course requirement in the American Studies Core Concentration An examination of movies and the process of moviegoing in American life historically and in the present. This course will consider the way the United States has been and is currently being portrayed, to Americans as well as those outside the country, on film. A variety of genres will be considered as we endeavor to understand the way our culture is portrayed and the significance of this portrayal in American history and its impact on contemporary life and culture. (3 credits) Special Offering AMST 331 – Culture and Gender Fulfills a course requirement in the American Studies Core Concentration A cross-cultural analysis of gender expectations as these are articulated in different human societies. Focuses on the various views of human nature that organize social practices and the resulting differences in adult male/female relationships and in the assignment of temperament, activities, functions, status, and power. (3 credits) Special Offering AMST 340 – Ethnic Cultures in America Fulfills a course requirement in the American Studies Core Concentration This course will examine the development and impact of the ethnic cultures in the United States. There will be an historical component of the course as we consider how the current array of ethnic cultures in the U.S. developed, but the majority of the course will be focused on contemporary ethnic cultures in America as well as the collective impact of “the ethnic” on Americans and American culture in general. (3 credits) Special Offering AMST 430 – Topics in American Studies Forum for experimenting with new ideas, topics, and themes; topics or themes developed and studied by interested majors in conjunction with faculty. (3 credits) Special Offering

ANTHROPOLOGY ANTH 100 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Fulfills a course requirement in the Graphic Design Core Concentration Cultural Anthropology examines the diversity of beliefs, values, structures and practices in the vast range of human social life in the contemporary world. This course introduces the principal concepts, methods and ethics that anthropologists employ to study culture and cross-cultural diversity by engaging ethnographic case studies, films and practical research exercises. Specific topics may include economic adaptation, political organization, kinship, gender, ethnicity, language, art religion and issues in applied anthropology. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ANTH 200 – Native North Americans Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 A survey of native North American peoples. One group from each of the ten subculture areas is considered ethnographically. Topics may include Kwakiuti of the Northwest Coast, the Cheyenne of the Plains and the Iroquois of the Eastern Woodlands. The course introduces contemporary social problems related to the reservation system and urban migration. (3 credits) Fall, Spring

ANTH 205 – Religious Diversity in Global Perspectives Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration. This course is a cross-cultural exploration of religious belief, myth, and ritual. The course emphasizes anthropological research and perspectives, but also draws on interdisciplinary sources. Specific topics include the origins and functions of religion in society, diverse interpretations of the supernatural, the symbolic meanings of myth and ritual, the roles of religious specialists, and religious experience. Assignments examine religious belief and practice within particular cultural contexts as well as in comparison to other cultures in the global context. (3 credits) Fall ANTH 212 – Studies in Anthropology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Field methods: offered in conjunction with pre-approved study abroad programs. Emphasizes methodologies for collecting data. (3 credits) Special Offering ANTH 220 – Self, Culture and Society Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Study of the role of culture in the formation of personality and the problems of individual adjustments to the demands of culture. (3 credits) Fall ANTH 222 – Environmental Anthropology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Explores the principles through which non-human environments shape human cultures and cultures in turn affect their environments. Students will become familiar with how a range of societies comes into relation with their environments both through their material transformations of ecosystems and the ideological and symbolic frameworks through which peoples envision human-nature interactions. Topics will include indigenous environmental knowledge, sustainable development, interspecies relations, environmental governance regimes, gender relations, and the global environmental movement. (3 credits) Alternate Fall ANTH 230 – Political Anthropology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 An overview of questions of power and politics through an anthropological perspective, with special attention on inequality and violence in the non –Western world. Anthropologists have long been concerned with how different cultures organize themselves politically; in this course, we build from classical topics towards an investigation of how differences in power and political inequalities manifest themselves in the daily lives of people throughout the world. The course material blends a broad range of theoretical approaches to studying power with the close detail of ethnographic case studies. (3 credits) Spring ANTH 240 – Ethnology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Ethnology is a study of human cultures from a comparative perspective. This course surveys global diversity by examining cultural differences and similarities in a variety of societies across the world. Through systematic cross-cultural comparisons of specific dimensions of society (e.g. family structure, gender roles) students will gain an understanding of the role culture plays in shaping human thought, behavior and social organization. (3 credits) Special Offering

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ANTH 244 – The Anthropology of Sport Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration This course is an introduction to anthropology of sport. In the first third of the course students will learn about history of the anthropology of sport and see how each of five subfields of anthropology examines sport. During the rest of the course students will examine a variety of case studies through books and films, not only about North American sports and culture but also outside our borders, including Europe, South America and Asia. (3 credits) Fall ANTH 260 – The Anthropological Lens Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 How do anthropologists investigate culture? What makes anthropology unique as a social science? The aim of this course is to provide an overview of perspectives and trends in cultural and social anthropology. Students will be introduced to some of the major theories that inspire and inform anthropological analysis and discover what makes anthropology distinctive among the social sciences. While the course is historical and chronological in organization, our central concern will be with how anthropologists have defined the field, the kinds of questions they have asked, and the methods used to attempt to answer those questions. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ANTH 270 – Global Health Cross list – PH 270 Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Fulfills a course requirement in the Public Health minor Prerequisite: ANTH 100 The public health subfield of Global Health examines illnesses that affect human populations across national boundaries. This course introduces the subfield and emphasizes social science perspectives on the social, cultural, and political-economic forces that influence global health problems. Specific topics include longstanding health problems such as malaria and tuberculosis as well developing issues such as emerging infectious diseases and climate change. (3 credits) Spring ANTH 299 – Special Topics in Anthropology Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Examines topics from the subfields of cultural anthropology. Initiated by student demand, interest of instructor, or timelines of offering. (3 credits) Special Offering

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ANTH 300 – Reading Ethnographies Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Ethnography has always been the distinctive characteristic of cultural and social anthropology. The focus of this class will be on reading ethnographies to learn about different types of ethnography, as well as explore the writing process for ethnography. It is a seminar style course which will raise questions concerning research, writing, data collection, ethics, the role of researcher, effects on the researched community and contributions to the professional field. The class will include relevant analytical experiences based on reading, research, and writing. (3 credits) Alternate Fall ANTH 310 – Applied Anthropology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 This course focuses on the advocacy and intervention components of anthropology. Students will enhance their assessment skills through an in-depth analysis of problems and solutions for particular cultures. Readings will address issues such as identifying local needs, promoting culturally appropriate responses to change, and protecting the rights of marginalized people. (3 credits) Alternate Spring

ANTH 351 – Cultures of Latin America Prerequisite: Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration. Prerequisite: ANTH 100 This course introduces students to anthropological work on and ethnographic practice in Latin America. It covers a wide range of topics and aims to provide a solid background to the array of analytical perspectives anthropologists have drawn upon in their scholarly engagement with the region. Course includes a broad historical overview of the cultural and historical diversity of the region, as well as contemporary case studies of cultural transformations within specific countries. (3 credits) Alternate Spring ANTH 356 – World Cultures Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100 Survey of world cultures designed to develop understanding of the ways in which diverse people around the world view their own worlds. Focus will depend on faculty expertise and student interest. (3 credits) Alternate Spring ANTH 370 – Medical Anthropology Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisite: ANTH 100; recommended SOC 300. This course examines the ways that culture shapes the meaning of health and illness in everyday life by engaging the study of Medical Anthropology. This vast subfield of cultural anthropology encompasses the investigations of the cultural construction of health and illness, mind-body interaction, the social relations of healing, and the politicaleconomy of health care, among other more specific topics. The course material merges theoretical and applied approaches to explore research of both Western biomedical and non-western medical traditions as they shape diagnosis, treatment and the experience of suffering. Assignments incorporate instruction in the qualitative methods used in this subfield of cultural anthropology. (3 credits) Alternate Years ANTH 380 – Culture Change and Development Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisites: ANTH 100 Focuses on change that is inherent in all cultures. This course will examine how anthropologists have explained the ways cultures change, by theorizing, for example, processes of evolution, diffusion, and domination, and addressing the long-term positive and negative implications. (3 credits) Alternate Fall ANTH 430 – Special Topics Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration Prerequisites: ANTH 100 Study of special topics in anthropology. Topics determined by student needs and the availability of appropriate instruction. (3 credits) Special Offering ANTH 454 – Qualitative Methods Prerequisites: ANTH 260 ( C- or higher ) and SOC 260; ( C- or higher); Open to Anthropology + Sociology majors; senior standing or consent of instructor An overview of anthropological and sociological research methods. Provides an introduction to research design beginning with the concepts and principles of social research. Includes instruction in the development of research questions, sampling, measurement validity and reliability, hypothesis testing, and data collection and analysis with an emphasis on ethnographic techniques. Students will engage in fieldwork as part of the requirements for this class. (3 credits) Fall

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AQUACULTURE AND AQUARIUM SCIENCE AQS 260 – Principles of Aquatic Animal Husbandry and Lab Fulfills a Marine Biology elective in the Applied category A survey of the captive fish and invertebrates encountered in the trade of marine ornamentals and the conservation issues surrounding their use. Care and Maintenance focusing on the compatibility, propagation potential, captive breeding, culture challenges and advancements in technology will be examined. Course will cover important aspects of species acquisition, collection and transfer, as well as special husbandry needs of selected organisms. The laboratory will focus aquatic animal health issues as they relate to holding animals in captivity. (4 credits) Fall AQS 262 – Aquarium System Design and Life Support and Lab Fulfills a Marine Biology elective in the Applied category There is a strong and broad-based need from many education, research and commercial organizations for information on the planning, design, construction and operation of seawater systems. Unfortunately, an understanding of biology or engineering alone is not likely to result in a practical, working system design. Biologists generally do not understand the mechanical and hydraulic aspects of design, while engineers do not typically appreciated the biological considerations. This course is intended to provide the technical knowledge and practical experience that will enable students to design successful systems on a variety of scales. Lecture portion will focus on design issues, while laboratory will concentrate on water quality and toxicity as part of the need to provide life support to seawater systems. (4 credits) Spring AQS 306 – Principles of Museum Exhibit Development This course will introduce students to the basic aspects of successful exhibit design and methods for conveying educational information to the general public in an aquarium or museum setting. The course will include an introduction to commonly used materials and techniques; the incorporation of good graphic design; and the distillation of educational concepts into interesting and informative materials. This course will be led by the design team at the New England Aquarium, and will involve the creation of exhibits for actual use in a public setting. It is anticipated that the communication and design skills acquired in this course will be applicable to a wide variety of not-for-profit environmental and educational organizations. (3 credits) Alternate Fall AQS 314 – Field Collection Methods (Bahamas) Fulfills a Marine Biology elective in the Applied category This three credit course is organized as a ten day off-campus program offered through the New England Aquarium. Each Spring, the Aquarium organizes a field identification and collecting trip to Cay Sal bank in the Bahamas. For this course, the trip will be timed to coincide with the RWU Spring Break, and one of the RWU Faulty will accompany the students. Up to 15 students can sign up to work alongside Aquarium professionals as the collect and identify reef fish and invertebrates. The trip includes accommodations and up to 5 dives/day abroad the R/V Coral Reef II, meals and beverages, and a dive in the Aquarium’s Giant Ocean

Tank. Students will increase their fish identification skills, learn about conservation efforts in the Bahamas, and participate in on-going reef conservation studies. (3 credits) Spring AQS 346 – Principles of Hatchery Management and Lab Fulfills a Marine Biology elective in the Applied category The aquaculture industry relies on hatcheries production facilities that nurture young aquatic organisms to the point where their survival is assured. Hatcheries include facilities dedicated to the production of almost any fresh or saltwater aquatic species including: shellfish, tropical marine fish, trout, abalone, and seaweed. This course is intended to support an education in aquaculture and give students practical experience in the operation of all aspects of hatchery. The content of this course will depend on the instructor, but will focus on either shellfish or marine ornamental production as these are the two main production facilities that currently operated at the university. This course will be very hands-on and include important aspects of animal husbandry and production. (4 credits) Alternate Fall AQS 352 – Public Aquarium Management This course will instruct students in all aspects of the management of a large public aquarium facility. This includes how to maintain a healthy life support system for display organisms as well as an overview of the management of staff, interns and volunteers, financial considerations, corporate structure, regulatory requirements, permitting, marketing and all aspects of operating a large not-for-profit organization. This will be accomplished through examination of the operations and management structure of the New England Aquarium and will rely on tours of the facility and a series of seminars offered by the key departmental heads at the facility. It is anticipated that the skills acquired in this course can be applicable to a wide variety of not-for-profit environmental and educational organizations. (3 credits) Special Offering AQS 420 – New England Aquarium Internship Prerequisites: Junior-level in good standing; Overall GPA of 2.8 of higher; Acceptance to the NEAq internship program Registration for this course is limited to students who have been accepted for a semester long internship at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) in Boston, Ma. Internships at NEAq offer college students experience in areas ranging from veterinary services and animal husbandry to communications and program development. Each Internship will include: 1) an active research component that requires 15-20 hours per week in a laboratory setting under the direction of a research scientist at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) and 2) an animal husbandry experience of 15-20 hours per week at the NEAq with responsibilities that will familiarize students with the daily operation and maintenance required in running a large public aquarium. The duties of this experience may include feeding animals, cleaning tanks and equipment, and providing treatment for diseased animals. (8 credits) Fall, Spring, Summer AQS 430 – Topics in Aquarium Science and/or Lab Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor Advanced-level topics of importance in aquarium science. (1-4 credits) Special Offering AQS 450 – Research in Aquaculture/ Aquarium Science Prerequisites: Consent of instructor Original independent research in aquaculture and/or aquarium science. Research projects are chosen in consultation with a faculty research advisor. May be repeated for credit (1-3 credits) Offered on demand

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ANTH 460/SOC 460 – Senior Seminar Cross-listed as SOC 460 Prerequisite: ANTH 454 (C- or higher) This course is designed to foster a deeper understanding of anthropology and sociology. Students will be required to produce research suitable for presentation at a student-research conference and/or publication in either anthropology or sociology student-level research journals. Topics will be determined by the expertise of the instructor and student interest. (3 credits) Spring

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ARCHITECTURE ARCH 100 – Exploring Architecture Enrollment limited to high school students who have completed their junior year and high school students who have completed their sophomore year with permission at the time of application. A four week introduction to architectural issues, concepts, and basic design methodology for high school students interested in understanding architecture as a possible area of college study and career. Course instruction is via workshops and individualized studio critique emphasizing freehand drawing, design exercises, field trips, lectures and portfolios. The grade is based on overall performance with special emphasis on the quality of a major project. (3 credits) Summer ARCH 101 – Foundations of Architecture A classroom-based introduction to the nature of the architectural endeavor, and the means used to make architecture. Lectures and explorations of issues of public and private space, architectural composition, and the multiple responsibilities architects face in society in relation to a diversity of users and clients, the site, and the public realm will form the basis for classroom discussion, and written and graphic assignments. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ARCH 113 – Architectural Design Core Studio I A rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of architecture and design utilizing iterative exercises grouped around nine design topics developed and presented in two and three-dimensional media. Repetition reinforces the mastering freehand drawing, drafting and model making skills. Lectures introduce formal principles underlying each project group: geometric composition, scale and proportion, architectural elements, space definition, analytical diagramming, color, and solar orientation to study light and shadow. The emphasis is on abstract design but the course ends with the design of a scaled and inhabited space. Minimum passing grade average of “C” required in ARCH 113-114. (5 credits) Fall, Spring

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ARCH 114 – Architectural Design Core Studio II Prerequisite: ARCH 113 This course continues the first semester’s focus on elemental design principles and visual communication, but initiates a departure from the abstract realm of design into the tangible world of built architectural form. The projects and their supporting lectures examine the language of architecture through exercises exploring fundamental architectural design principles: spatial organizations, circulation and movement, simple structural and enclosure systems, spatial articulation, site response and solar orientation. To ensure clarity and understanding, all building programs are simple but evocative, and project sites vary from rural to urban and from flat to sloped. Minimum passing grade average of “C” required in ARCH 113-114. (5 credits) Spring, Summer ARCH 213 – Architectural Design Core Studio III Prerequisite: ARCH 114 Core Studio III concentrates on the exploration of a rational design methodology through the process of analysis, synthesis and transformation. Through a series of short exercises and comprehensive projects, students are encouraged to develop a conceptual basis for their work, with an emphasis on site, climate and the environment, along with the principles of organization, including spatial hierarchy, circulation and structure, as determinants of architectural form. Students will quickly generate multiple viable solutions for each project and will present their work in a variety of formats from quick conceptual sketches and models to carefully crafted drawings. There will be a concentration on the design of space in section and an ongoing study of the quality of light. Students

explore the potential of the sites they visit through in-depth inquiries and are introduced to design in an urban context. There is an emphasis on three-dimensional visual communication skills and the start of the integration of computer drawings into the studio. A series of theme based faculty lectures will augment the studio work. Students are required to present a digital portfolio at the middle and end of the semester. Minimum passing grade of “C” is required. (5 credits) Fall ARCH 214 – Architectural Design Core Studio IV Prerequisite: ARCH 213, MATH 136 or higher This studio continues to develop the students’ design process and explores the concepts and strategies that have the capacity to significantly determine building form. Particular emphasis will be placed on the relationship of design to program, structure and materials through the study of dwellings. Special attention will be paid to an understanding of human scale and its impact upon design. Short sequential exercises enable students to develop an understanding of the use of different materials and their structural implications. Bearing wall, columnar (including free-plan) and modular building systems will be studied. These shorter problems will be followed by a longer assignment that uses different urban sites in a variety of locations as the catalyst for an investigation into how the fundamental human need for shelter is affected by regional and cultural precedents and particular climatic conditions. Students are asked to address basic environmental issues by considering passive strategies for heating and cooling. The development of graphic, computer and three-dimensional communication skills development are also continued. Faculty lectures will be integrated into the semester and a digital portfolio will be required. Minimum passing grade of “C” required. (5 credits) Fall ARCH 231 – Construction Materials and Assemblies I Prerequisite: Sophomore standing This course is an introductory overview to the “art of making buildings.” The student shall survey materials and methods used in building construction for foundation, wall, floor, roof, enclosure & interior finish systems and their employment in the design process for traditional, nontraditional and sustainable building environments with emphasis on architectural expression. The major physical systems found in buildings and design constraints that influence them will be examined in the context of wood and masonry construction. The course also dedicates a substantial portion of its time to the examination of building envelope concepts as the locus of design resolution between technical and architectural realms. The course engages ARCH 214 Architectural Design Core Studio IV as a means to integrate materials and assemblies in students’ design thinking. (3 credits) Spring ARCH 287 – Introduction to Computer Applications in Design Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing An introduction to computer systems – software and hardware, and their application in architecture. Emphasis is placed on learning how the computers can assist in the design process by modeling, visualizing and analyzing building designs. Introduction to drafting and threedimensional modeling. (3 credits) Fall ARCH 313 – Architectural Design Core Studio V Prerequisite: ARCH 214 The focus of this studio is upon the integration of building form, structure as space-generator, construction materials & assemblies and sustainability themes in architectural design. The studio also engages the continued refinement of four broad areas of architectural design education: (1) development of a theory base; (2) development of design methods and studio skills; (3) urban issues; and (4) development of a fuller appreciation for the understanding of construction technology and its function as a

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ARCH 321 – Site and Environment Prerequisite: Sophomore standing This course presents an overview inventory of all the factors/systems that may be encountered in any analysis of site conditions. The student will be presented with a general description of how each factor operates and procedures to maintain or improve the quality of the site environment. This course promotes a value system based upon the preservation of both natural and cultural ecology. Value and meaning flow from a concept of sustainability at all levels of cultural and environmental interaction. (3 credits) Fall ARCH 322 – Theory of Architecture Prerequisite: AAH 121-122, ARCH 325 The intention of this course is to familiarize students with a variety of historical, theoretical and methodological issues that have structured contemporary understanding and criticism of architecture. The class introduces students to the polemics and debates of the post-war period, the developments and influence of non-Western modern architecture, post-modernism, the theoretical investigations centered around structuralism and post-structuralism, the development of the various schools of architectural theory in the 1970s and 1980s, and contemporary theoretical and critical positions. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ARCH 324 – Evolution of Urban Form Prerequisite: AAH 121-122 or URBN 100 Cross-listed with ARCH 524 Examines and analyzes the evolution of urban form, from neolithic villages to cities of the emerging modern era. Addresses why cities have taken the forms they have, and their formal, physical, and spatial elements. Students consider urban structure and dynamics relative to architectural expression, building types, and urban open spaces. (3 credits) Annually ARCH 325 – History of Modern Architecture Prerequisite: AAH 121-122 or URBN 100 or permission of instructor This course on modern architecture examines buildings, cities, and landscapes in relation to the visual arts, culture, politics, and technological and social change. It begins with the origins of modern architecture in Western Europe, and continues with an exploration of key 19th-century architects and theorists. It highlights the 20th-century avant-gardes and concludes with the crystallization of modern architecture in the West and around the world. The course seeks to explain the modern not only as a visual phenomenon, but also as an intellectual, philosophical, and cultural idea. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ARCH 327 – History of American Architecture Prerequisite: AAH 121-122 or permission of instructor Examines American Architecture and architectural thought from 1800 to the 1960s. The course is organized around a series of key themes. Special emphasis will be placed upon architecture as a force within, and a manifestation of American culture at large. (3 credits) Annually ARCH 328 – Renaissance Architecture Prerequisite: AAH 121-122 or permission of instructor A detailed exploration of the architecture of Italy from c. 1400 to 1580 within the context of the institutions, values and ideals that emerged during the civilization of the Renaissance, as well as analysis of how and why various aspects of Renaissance architecture influenced buildings, designs, and theories up to the 20th century. The course will focus upon accounting for the evolving motivations and goals that embodied the spirit of the ages to be examined. Architectural theory, as reflected in surviving treatises by Renaissance and Renaissanceinspired theorists, shall be analyzed not only for their architectural

content, but also as the primary documents that reflect the changing attitudes and applications of Renaissance humanism and the revival of Classical antiquity. (3 credits) Annually ARCH 329 – History of Landscape Architecture Prerequisite: AAH 121-122 or permission of instructor Co-Listed with ARCH 529 History of Landscape Architecture is a survey of the development of man’s relationship to and shaping of the land. This course will survey the landscape and gardens from the beginnings of civilization until contemporary times, although the primary emphasis will be on the Italian Renaissance, the gardens of France in the age of Louis XIV, and the English garden. The course will also include contributing cultures, such as China, India and Japan, as well as study the growth of parks in the 19th century, particularly in the United States. (3 credits) Annually ARCH 331 – Construction Materials and Assemblies II Prerequisite: ARCH 231 This continuation of Construction Materials and Assemblies I provides students with the awareness and understanding necessary for the selection of materials, components and assemblies for the design and construction of buildings. The course explores traditional and non-traditional building techniques, methods and materials selection with particular emphasis on steel, concrete, and glass in relation to fabrication and assembly methods, historical influences, function, sustainability, and architectural expression. Issues of materials’ embodied energy as well as recyclability and disassembly are also considered. The course also dedicates a substantial portion of its time to the examination of building envelope concepts as the locus of design resolution between technical and architectural design realms. Detailing issue includes optimization of the building’s thermal performance. The course engages with ARCH 313 Architectural Design Studio Core V as a means to integrate materials and assemblies issues in the student’s design thinking. (3 credits) Fall ARCH 332 – Acoustics and Lighting Prerequisite: Junior standing This course addresses three of the many form generators in architecture, the acoustical, day lighting and artificial lighting environment. It also addresses the soft and hard technologies that support the creation of these environments using “rules of thumb”, analytical calculations and modeling. The course provides an introduction and conceptual understanding of these subjects. Sustainability is embedded in the nature of the subjects with a particular emphasis on energy conservation, integration of natural and artificial systems; the affect on contemporary practice, and the emerging roles of architectural careers and consultants in these disciplines. The course is subdivided into three equal offerings: acoustical principles and practical applications in buildings that affects site selection and evaluation of buildings and their orientation on a site and shaping of space for sound control, all done in conjunction with case studies. The second and third parts deal with natural or day lighting and artificial lighting with an emphasis on the their integration through design. Basic principles are introduced, design procedures outlined, calculating methods reviewed, case studies and the use of physical and computer modeling investigated. The students will gain a sufficient basic understanding of acoustical, day lighting and artificial lighting design in order to feel confident in making these concerns an inherent part of their design process. (3 credits) Spring ARCH 333 – Building Systems: Equipment for Buildings Prerequisite: Junior standing This course provides a basic study of the mechanical, sanitary, water supply, sewage disposal, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, fire protection and electrical equipment and systems used in buildings. The student learns the basics of active and passive heating, cooling

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and ventilating systems, load calculations, life safety ventilation, psychometrics, plumbing, storm drainage, fire protection systems, and electrical, energy codes and management with discussion of energy conservation and construction budgeting as well as M & E construction documents. Particular emphasis is given to systems integration. First is the recognition that buildings consist of seven component systems; space planning, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing (including fire protection); enclosure, and fitments (fixtures and furniture). Second is the need to consider these systems as early in the design process as possible. Design considerations such as points of origin, generating equipment, distribution devices, delivery mechanisms, control systems and energy usage are studied. Sustainability is embedded in the nature of these subjects with a particular emphasis on energy conservation and efficient design practices. Where possible “rules of thumb” sizing and diagramming techniques are examined and technical design development are explored from the point of view of, energy efficiency, the architect’s design and the engineering consultant’s criteria. Classroom lectures, case studies (on hard and soft technologies) and a field trip are used to expand on the reading assignments and to provide a general introduction and overview of the subject. (3 credits) Fall ARCH 335 – Structure, Form and Order Prerequisites: MATH 136 or 213 and PHYS 109, 201 or ENGR 210 Introduces the fundamental concepts of structural form and behavior through a combination of lectures and studio exercises. Basic structural forms and their taxonomy will be studied in nature and through history, using visual presentations, readings, and hands-on experiments. Load paths and basic load tracing through common structural systems will be investigated. An introduction to vector based force representation will also be covered as a continuation of topics covered in Physics. In addition the students’ studio projects will be utilized for assignments. The development of a strong structural vocabulary will also be stressed. (3 credits) Fall ARCH 413 – Advanced Architectural Design Studio Prerequisite: ARCH 231,313, 325, 335; Pre/Co-requisite: ARCH 322 Students may select from a number of thematically focused directed studios in order to fulfill the Advanced Architectural Design Studio requirement for the Bachelor of Science and BS + Masters of Architecture degree programs. Students completing a Bachelor of Science are required to take either an Advanced Architectural Design Studio or an Advanced Topical Design Studio. Minimum passing grade of “C” required. (5 credits) Fall, Spring, Summer

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ARCH 416 – Advanced Topical Design Studio: Urban Prerequisite: ARCH 231,313, 325, 335 This advanced design studio examines the role of Architecture as a critical component of the larger built environment and of the public realm. As such, the projects engaged within this studio focus on issues and concerns impacting local and/or global communities. This studio also explores the role of architecture in relation to allied disciplines such as Urban Design, Historic Preservation, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and in relation to the various formal and informal constituencies that influence the shape of the urban fabric. This course is cross-listed with Arch 516 Graduate Topical Design Studio: Urban Minimum passing grade of “C” required. (5 credits) Fall, Spring, Summer ARCH 430 – Special Topics in Architecture Architecture Elective Prerequisite: Junior Standing Variable content course dealing with significant aspects and themes in Architecture, in the areas of history/theory of architecture,

environmental and behavior; technical systems, and professional practices. (3 credits) Special Offering ARCH 434 – Design of Structures I Prerequisites: ARCH 335 A numeric and graphical approach to the design and analysis of basic structural systems. Basic principles of mechanics: forces, equilibrium, geometric properties of areas, material properties, support conditions, stress strain relationships will be presented. The selection and configuration of efficient structural systems for common building types will be emphasized. Projects requiring the design and analysis of simple funicular structures will be assigned. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ARCH 435 – Design of Structures II Prerequisites: ARCH 434 A qualitative and quantitative analysis of structural materials, structural members, and structural assemblies. Emphasizes the fundamental design principles of wood, steel and concrete structures. Foundation and lateral load resisting systems will be studied. Case studies of significant architectural structures will be assigned to develop design and analytical skills, including the use of structural analysis software. The integration of the structural system with other systems within the building and its relationship to the enclosure system will be addressed. Advanced structural technologies, such as tensile, shell, and high-rise systems will be introduced. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ARCH 461 – Landscape Architecture: Theory and Practice Architecture Elective Prerequisites: ARCH 313, ARCH 321, and junior standing Co-Listed with ARCH 561 Introduces the theoretical underpinnings and design processes of landscape architecture as a discipline and as a contemporary practice. Modes of interpreting, inventorying, and working with the landscape and the materials used in landscape construction will be examined. Class lectures, case study research and simple design exercises will look at landscape design at multiple scales. The central role of landscape design as an integral component of sustainable development practices will also be examined (3 credits) Annually ARCH 477 – Architecture in Context Architecture Elective Prerequisite: Junior standing Through a variety of study and documentation techniques, students examine the architecture and urbanism of the Study Abroad setting as important cultural manifestations of a people and their history. Readings and lectures by University and local faculty provide historical or theoretical background for students’ on-site observations. The current practice of architecture will likewise be illuminated by visits with local practitioners and tours of their work. Through an appreciation of the range of issues, which can influence architectural and urban form in the study abroad setting, it is hoped that students will be able to reflect more objectively on their own culture, environment and creative processes. (3 credits) May be offered Fall, Spring, Summer as part of Study Abroad programs. ARCH 478 – Dutch Architecture: The Enduring 20th Century Legacy Architecture Elective Prerequisite: ARCH 325, junior standing Dutch architecture of the 20th century provides a unique grounding for the study of modern architecture’s ideas, development and buildings. Dutch architecture of the last century may be seen as a laboratory for the examination of a contemporary society’s environment and social advancement. Topics will explore and examine the thematic evolution of 20th century architectural ideals in Holland as expressed by significant architects’ writings and buildings. A lectureseminar format promotes the idea that themes of the past century

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ARCH 484 – Construction Estimating and Scheduling Architecture Elective Prerequisites: ARCH 231, ARCH 331 An introduction to the fundamentals of construction estimating and scheduling. Conceptual, square foot, systems and unit price estimates will be studied along with basic CPM scheduling theory to include bar charts and network schedules. (3 credits) Spring ARCH 487 – Digital Modeling Architecture Elective Prerequisites: ARCH 287 and completion of the Architecture Core Program This course will emphasize the development and use of architectural computer models as various phases within the design process, from conceptual sketches through design realization. Students will learn modeling, lighting and rendering applications using significant architectural and design works as references. A variety of programs will be investigated. (3 credits) Fall ARCH 488 – Computer Applications for Professional Practice Prerequisites: ARCH 287 and completion of the Architecture Core program The course is structured to explore new modes of contemporary practice, specifically Integrated Project Design/Delivery, and the role of B.I.M. (Building Information Modeling) as it pertains to design and decision-making in contemporary architectural practice. This course will explore the use of B.I.M. and related analytical tools to get immediate feedback on buildings systems and sustainability alternatives that can inform the design process. We will focus on developing proficiency in the use of B.I.M. software while at the same time looking at how this tool and related computer technologies are changing the way that information is generated and utilized within the practice environment. Collaborative Projects with other disciplines explore how information, including cost, scheduling and building material usage, is shared among the various parties involved in the design and construction process. (3 credits) Fall, Spring ARCH 490 – Cultures in Contact (A Study Abroad Seminar) (Offered in several programs; see advisor or Dean of the college or school which is appropriate for your major) Prerequisite: Junior standing Cultures in Contact is designed as a companion course to those off-campus study programs offered by a variety of majors at Roger Williams University. Students learn how to focus their observations of another culture in order to deepen and expand their understanding of the country and culture in which they are studying and to reflect critically upon their own cultures as well. (3 credits) Special Offering ARCH 501 – Elements and Principles of Architectural Design Co-requisite: ARCH 511 Graduate Core Design Studio I This course is a companion to ARCH 511 Graduate Core Design Studio I. It is and introduction to the essential elements of architecture and the basic principles of its composition. Design and conceptual thinking skills will be developed through lectures, diagramming and case study analysis of important architectural precedents. These assignments will further skills development work being conducted within the companion studio course. (3 credits) Summer ARCH 511 – Graduate Core Architectural Design Studio I Co-requisite: ARCH 501 Elements and Principles of Architectural Design This course is an intensive introduction to architectural design and the basic skills needed to analyze and communicate architectural design intentions using 2d and 3d representational techniques. The course will introduce principles of two and three-dimensional composition within the context of basic architectural issues of shelter, space and tectonics. Compositional issues of scale, proportion,

organization, hierarchy, movement, color and light will be developed through lectures, sketch assignments and fully rendered architectural explorations. Issues of site, shelter and tectonics will be explored through a variety of abstract conditions from urban to rural and level to sloping sites. (5 credits) Summer ARCH 512 – Graduate Core Architectural Design Studio II: Prerequisite: ARCH 511 Graduate Core Architectural Design Studio I This studio course builds on Graduate Studio I by introducing more complex notions of site, climate and culture while also integrating more complex programmatic and tectonic responses to user needs. More complicated notions of building organization, spatial hierarchy, circulation, structure and enclosure will be explored in plan and in section. A variety of sites will serve as the catalyst for an investigation of how the fundamental need for shelter and material expression are affected by regional and cultural traditions and particular climatic conditions. The urban site is explored through a focus on the buildings relationship to the public realm and to the varied programs that animate it in plan and are elaborated on in the sectional development of the building. Faculty lectures will be integrated into the semester and a digital portfolio will be required. (5 credits) Fall ARCH 513 – Comprehensive Project Design Studio Prerequisite: ARCH 331, 332, 333, 413, 416, 435 This studio will provide the opportunity for advanced students working individually and/or in small groups, to bring all components of their architectural education together to focus on an architectural design problem/project. Students will fully assess an architectural problem, designated site and relevant precedents in order to establish appropriate design criteria. Advancing the problem/project through conceptual, schematic and design development stages students will respond to programmatic, structural and environmental systems, accessibility and lifesafety issues. They will advance their design resolution from site response, building materials and assemblies selection and attention to sustainable design criteria to the detailed development key spaces. Each individual or group will prepare construction contract documentation, drawings and outline specifications, for key components of the design project. Students will prepare a project assessment to evaluate the appropriateness of their problem/project design response to the architectural program and related cultural and environmental issues. (5 credits) Fall, Spring, Summer ARCH 515 – Graduate Architectural Design Studio Prerequisite: Completion of ARCH 413, ARCH 416, ARCH 331, 332, 333, 434 Students may select from a number of directed studios in fulfilling the Graduate Architectural Design Studio requirement for the Master of Architecture degree. Offerings at this level are enriched by studios focusing on topics such as urban design, housing, sustainable design, contemporary technologies, interior architecture, historic preservation and others. (5 credits) Fall, Spring, Summer ARCH 516 – Graduate Topical Design Studio: Urban Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MS in Architecture program or permission of instructor This graduate design studio examines the role of Architecture as a critical component of the larger built environment and of the public realm. As such, the projects engaged within this studio take on issues and concerns impacting local and/or global communities. This studio also explores the role of architecture in relation to allied disciplines such as Urban Design, Historic Preservation, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and in relation to the various formal and informal constituencies that influence the shape of the urban fabric. As the graduate offering of Arch 416 lectures and reviews are shared; however, grading criteria, assignments and the quality of design / research will reflect graduate level coursework and achievement expectations. (5 credits) Fall, Spring

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continue to be advanced in contemporary Dutch architectural theory and practice. (3 credits) Fall

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ARCH 521 – Sustainable Design Seminar Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Senior standing w/ permission of the instructor This seminar covers core concepts of sustainable building, development and land use. Topics will include trends in green building legislation on local and nat