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Addenda and Errata 2017-2018
Mathematics—Statistics For a score of 5, the student will receive four credits for MATH-040 (Probability and Statistics). For COL students, these credits will count towards half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in combination with a biology, chemistry, or physics course or MATH-035 (Calculus I). Psychology majors who receive a 5 on the Statistics AP exam are exempt from the Statistics requirement (MATH-040) in the Psychology major but must substitute an additional psychology elective. For MSB students, a score of 5 will receive two credits which count as part of the MSB statistics requirement. Students with this credit will take OPIM-172 (Statistical Models for Business) to fulfill the MSB statistics requirement. For NHS students, a score of 5 will receive four credits for MATH-040. For SFS students, AP credits in Statistics will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward majors in Global Business, International Economics, International Political Economy, or Science, Technology, and International Affairs.
SFS-Q students graduating in May 2018 and afterwards are now eligible to pursue an Arabic Minor. The Arabic minor will require students to complete seven courses and to demonstrate proficiency in Arabic. Students may elect to pursue both a minor and a certificate, along with their other graduation requirements, as long as they can complete the requirements for all in time for graduation. To declare the minor, review the Arabic minor requirements, ensure that you can complete the requirements for the minor in time for graduation, then complete the Arabic Minor Declaration Form(link is external) to declare the minor. In the future, students will declare the minor when they declare the major, but students who have already declared their majors may apply for the minor between now and Fall 2017.
If you have any questions about the minor requirements and your graduation, please consult your decanal advisor.
We look forward to seeing a strong showing of new Arabic minors in the May 2018 graduates!
Arabic Minor Course Requirements
SFS-Q students will have different trajectories through the minor depending upon their performance on the SFS-Q Arabic placement exam:
Example 1: If a student places in introductory Arabic I (either heritage or non-heritage), then the seven courses required for the Arabic minor will consist of the six sequential semesters of Arabic instructional coursework plus one post-advanced Arabic course.
Example 2: If a student places at the post-advanced level in Arabic, then the seven classes required for the Arabic minor will consist of one post-advanced Arabic class and six other Arabic courses. These can include some combination of other post-advanced Arabic courses, or Arabic skills classes, with no more than one course in English about Arabic language and/or culture.
Example 3: If a student places in intermediate or advanced Arabic language classes (either heritage or non-heritage), then the seven classes required for the Arabic minor will consist of all Arabic instruction courses through Advanced Arabic II, one post-advanced Arabic course, and then some combination of other post-advanced Arabic courses, or Arabic skills classes, with no more than one course in English about Arabic language and/or culture.
Arabic Minor Advanced, Transfer Credit and Study Abroad
No more than three courses from outside of Georgetown (advanced credit, transfer credit, summer, and study abroad) can count toward the minor. If a student has two classes of advanced credit, a year of study abroad, and one transfer class, only three of those five classes can apply to the Arabic minor. Below are the limits for each:
A student can bring in up to two advanced credit classes to count toward the minor.
A student can bring in up to one study abroad class to the minor if away for a semester, or up to two classes to the minor if away for the academic year.
A student can transfer in up to one class toward the minor. Georgetown summer programs that carry Georgetown course prefixes and numbers (excluding study abroad, as noted above) do not count against transfer limits.
Georgetown credit for advanced and transfer language credit is pending language placement. If a student took a year of Introductory Arabic, but then subsequently places into the first year of Introductory Arabic at SFS-Q, the student does not receive transfer credit for that year of Arabic taken elsewhere.
Arabic Minor Course Double-Counting
Courses required for the language minor can double-count with a core requirement (like HALC), but cannot double count with a major, another minor, or a certificate – unless the certificate is an area studies certificate, like CARS, that requires language. In that case language courses required for CARS may double count for the minor and certificate, primarily because the language is not the primary component of the certificate.
1. Liberal Arts Seminar
The College offers a special Liberal Arts Seminar to thirty first-year students. Its aim is to foster in the student an integrated approach to learning. The program is directed by four faculty members—a professor of Theology, a professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, and a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature—and involves extensive reading, independent study, and exploration of ideas through small discussion groups. The seminar is valued at 12 credits, which fulfill core requirements in theology (one semester), writing, HALC (humanities: arts, literatures, cultures) and global diversity. All incoming first-year students are invited to apply to the Liberal Arts seminar in the summer prior to matriculation.
|Pietra Rivoli||Vice Dean|
|Patricia J. Grant||
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
|Monija Amani||Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Global Programs|
|Daniela Brancaforte||Assistant Dean|
|Rebecca Cassidy||Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Office of Professional and Leadership Development|
|Deborah Coburn||Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Advising|
|Daniel Minot||Senior Associate Director|
|Michelle Sheahan||Associate Director|
|Sara Silkman||Associate Director|
|Laura Sorensson||Assistant Dean|
Operations and Information Management (15-16 courses)
5 core courses
ACCT-102 Accounting II
ACCT-181 Business Law or STRT-265 Business Government Relations
FINC-211 Business Financial Management
OPIM-220 Management Science
OPIM-230 Operations Management
5-6 upper-level Operations and Information Management courses, depending on focus (contact The McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program Office for specific course options)