Academic Programs

Liberal Arts
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College Courses

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070

INTERNSHIP

Credits to be arranged

Internship proposals appropriate to a COL-prefix must be approved by the chairperson of the College Course Committee. For other details, see Internship Program, Section II.

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020

REFRESHER ALGEBRA

Two credit hours

This course provides remediation for those students lacking a thorough understanding of basic algebra.  This course may be repeated until the student passes the placement exam that is prerequisite to most entry-level mathematics courses. Credits are not applicable toward the minimum credit requirement for graduation.  The course is graded S/U.

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101

FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

Two credit hours

The First-Year Experience class, is a two-credit hour graded course offered in the fall semester designed to enhance the transition and adjustment of new first-year students attending a four year private liberal arts institution like Baldwin Wallace University. Students will engage in lively discussions and critically examine with their professor and a peer mentor (Course Assistant) relevant topics related to University life through the selected novel, guest speakers/lectures, campus resource review, and the experiences students share in class.

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115

CAREER DECISION-MAKING

One credit hour

This course leads students through three phases of the career development process: getting to know yourself (personality, skills, interests, and values), career exploration (learning more about your academic and career options), and career decision-making (crafting a plan to reach your career goals). Students will also be introduced to professional skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking. The course is graded S/U.

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120

EXCEL

Two credit hours

This is a two-credit hour semester long course designed to help selected first-year students acquire and develop skills necessary for University success- study strategies, critical thinking and reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This class is graded S/U.

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121

ASSIST

One credit hour

The ASSIST class is a one-credit hour course offered to students as an alternative to academic suspension. The focus of this course is to help students (1) assess self-management, motivation and personal learning styles, (2) investigate and adopt University-level study strategies and techniques, (3) become aware of and use campus resources to help establish the connection between University and career, and (4) develop attitude, behaviors, routines, and methods to organize life and become successful students. This class is graded S/U.

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122

CONNECTIONS

One credit hour

The Connections class is a one-credit full semester course offered as a requirement of students who have been placed on academic probation for the first time. The class explores multiple intelligence strategies, test-taking techniques, self-activators, and productivity principles. Other course topics will be presented to meet the special needs of the students. This class is graded S/U.

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123

STUDY STRATEGIES

One credit hour

The Study Strategies course is a one-credit hour minimester course open to anyone who would like to learn skills that empower students to become active, confident, independent, and successful University learners. Strategies such as managing time, marking texts, taking and using good notes, and preparing for and taking tests are emphasized. This class is graded S/U.

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162

PRINCIPLES OF ADULT LEARNING

One to two credit hours

This is a foundation course for adults enrolled in the Adult & Continuing Education program at Baldwin Wallace. It is designed to help new and returning students be prepared to do university level work. This seminar empowers adult learners to be successful by equipping them with study strategies, strengthening their writing skills, and introducing them to campus resources.

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163

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Two credit hours

Baldwin Wallace University recognizes the legitimacy of University-level learning which has taken place outside the traditional classroom setting and grants credit for this kind of learning where it relates to the University curriculum. This course is designed to assist individuals in exploring their past life and work experiences and in planning future educational goals. Students learn how to prepare a portfolio of credit requests based on the learning outcomes of life experience which are truly University level and relevant to BW courses. The two credits awarded for this course apply regardless of the amount of credit, if any, that is subsequently approved by faculty and academic department assessment. The student must have completed an English composition course and at least 6 semester credit hours at BW prior to course entry. The course is graded S/U.

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228

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

One credit hours

This course centers on the theoretical foundations of student development and personal growth, and serves as a preparatory course for leadership. It helps student leaders in their personal growth and aids them in becoming positive influences in the Baldwin Wallace community. The course focuses on understanding the role of higher education, developing interpersonal and group skills, and integrating developmental and human relations theories with practical situations. It is a prerequisite for Resident Assistant positions. The course is graded S/U.

 

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