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The Residential Program


CONTENTS       The Residential Program
Pre-1985 proficiency requirement
Areas of Knowledge
Distribution (Areas of Knowledge) designations of Residential Program courses

The Residential Program

   

During the three school years from autumn 1971 through spring 1974, certain students participated in what was called the Residential Program. These students lived in Lander Hall and took some of their classes there. Participants in the program were allowed special dispensations regarding the proficiency and distribution requirements that were in effect at the time, as explained below.

All Residential Program students were eligible to use the "white-list" requirements. As former white-list students, they may continue to use the 15-credit pre-1985 proficiency requirement; they must now complete the current Areas of Knowledge requirement, but may use any white-list courses that they had completed before autumn 1994, counting humanities courses for Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts, social science courses for Individuals and Societies, and natural science courses for The Natural World. (Look for unfamiliar courses in the General Education Course Archives.)

  
  

Pre-1985 proficiency requirement

    The original plan was that anyone who had been in the Residential Program at all would have the fifteen-credit proficiency requirement waived, so anyone who was in the program during 1971-72, even if for only one quarter, is exempt from the old proficiency requirement. Students who joined the program in 1972-73 or 1973-74, however, have only 5 credits of the proficiency requirement waived for each quarter they were in the program. The actual course numbers used in the program (e.g., GIS 112) are not assigned to proficiency. The waiver can simply be indicated on the student's graduation application by a notation such as: "Waived, Res. Prog., Aut 19725 cr."
  
  

Areas of Knowledge

    The original plan was that students in the Residential Program would take 10 of their credits each quarter in the program, and that 5 of these would go toward humanities and 5 toward social science distribution (i.e., VLPA and I&S Areas of Knowledge). But there are complications, as shown in the chart below.
  
  

Distribution (Areas of Knowledge) designations of Residential Program courses

   
Autumn 1971
GIS 112 and 1135 credits VLPA and 5 credits I&S; choice of VLPA or I&S if only one taken
Winter 1972
ENGL 2515 credits VLPA
HUM 1025 credits VLPA
MUSIC 1205 credits VLPA
PHIL 1005 credits VLPA (now I&S; may be used for either area by these students)
GIS 1155 credits I&S
POL S 1025 credits I&S
PSYCH 1005 credits I&S
SOC 1105 credits I&S
GIS 1145 credits VLPA or I&S, whichever is not met by the other class; choice of VLPA or I&S if none of the other classes taken.
Spring 1972
GIS 116 and 1175 credits VLPA and 5 credits I&S; choice if only one taken
Autumn 1972
GIS 118 and 1195 credits NW if math course from Prof. Monk, plus choice of 5 credits VLPA or 5 credits I&S if both taken. If not from Prof. Monk, 5 credits VLPA and 5 credits I&S; choice if only one taken.
GIS 122 and 1235 credits VLPA and 5 credits I&S; choice if only one taken
GIS 126 and 1275 credits VLPA and 5 credits I&S; choice if only one taken
Winter 1973 through Spring 1974
GIS 118-1295 credits VLPA and 5 credits I&S each quarter; choice of VLPA or I&S if only one taken. (NOTE: Prof. Monk taught at least one of these, but it was not a mathematics course and does not count for NW.)