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The Paracurriculum/Experiential Learning

In recognition of the value of acquiring certain skills and participating in various activities, the college has established a group of personal skill and creative activity courses called the paracurriculum. Paracurricular courses are identified by course numbers below 100; they normally carry one or two credits. To graduate, a student must have three credits in paracurricular courses, one of which must be in physical education or dance. All paracurricular courses are graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

  • No more than eight credits in paracurricular courses, with no more than four courses from any one department, may count toward graduation.
  • Colloquium (IDST 007, 008, or 009) is included in the eight-credit maximum.

Courses in the Experiential Learning categories of Internships, Peer Instruction (those courses numbered 439), and most paracurricular courses are denoted by an EL designation in the catalog. Students may count toward graduation no more than 20 credits total from courses designated as EL.

Within this 20-credit maximum, the following more specific limitations also apply:

  • no more than ten credits from internships may count toward graduation; and
  • no more than five credits from peer instruction courses may count toward graduation

Note: All Paracurricular and EL courses taken will be recorded on a student’s transcript, but credits above these maxima will not count toward graduation.