2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Additional Graduation Requirements



First Year Foundations Requirement

 All students who enter the institution as full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000) during their first semester at Young Harris College.

 

Rhetorica Requirements

Course Requirements for First Time Freshman

Speaking (S) and writing (W) requirements apply only to students who enter the College fall semester 2011 or later.

Each student graduating with a baccalaureate degree must successfully complete at least six SW designated course; two S designated courses, two W designated courses, and two of the students’ choice. Two of the S/W designated courses must be at the 3000/4000-level.

Students who successfully complete a course designated W and S (listed as WS on the course schedule) will receive credit for completing both a W course and an S course. As a result, if a student takes 3 W/S designated courses of which 2 of the courses are at the 3000/4000 level, then the student will have met the requirement.

To complete a course successfully, a student must earn a “C-” or better. Otherwise, the student does not earn SW credit for the course.

All courses used to complete S/W requirements must be at least three credit hours, with the following exception. Certain 3000/4000-level courses fewer that three credit hours within a student’s major program of study may be designated as SW courses by the director of the Rhetorica Program and used to fulfill upper-level SW course requirements. Such courses will be designated on the course schedule.

Course Requirements for Transfer Students

Students who transfer to the College with fewer than 60 credit hours must fulfill the program requirements provided above.

Students who transfer to the College with 30-59 credit hours or more must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Each transfer student of this type must successfully complete two S and two W designated courses in order to earn a baccalaureate degree.
  • At least two of these courses must be a 3000/4000-level course.
  • Students who successfully complete a course designated S and W (listed as SW on the course schedule) will receive credit for completing both a S course and an W course.
  • To complete a course successfully, a student must earn a “C-” or better. Otherwise, the student does not earn SW credit for the course.
  • All courses used to complete SW requirements must be at least three credit hours, with the following exception. Certain 3000/4000-level courses  fewer that three credit hours within a student’s major program of study may be designated as SW courses by the director of the Rhetorica Program and used to fulfill upper-level SW course requirements. Such courses will be designated on the course schedule.

Students who transfer to the College with 60 credit hours or more must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Each transfer student of this type must successfully complete one S and one W designated course in order to earn a baccalaureate degree.
  • At least one of these courses must be a 3000/4000-level course.
  • Students who successfully complete a course designated S and W (listed as SW on the course schedule) will receive credit for completing both a S course and an W course.
  • To complete a course successfully, a student must earn a “C-” or better. Otherwise, the student does not earn SW credit for the course.
  • All courses used to complete SW requirements must be at least three credit hours, with the following exception. Certain 3000/4000-level courses  fewer that three credit hours within a student’s major program of study may be designated as SW courses by the director of the Rhetorica Program and used to fulfill upper-level SW course requirements. Such courses will be designated on the course schedule.

Course Exemptions

The following courses are foundational courses in which students develop the skills necessary for effective writing and speaking in other college courses. These introductory-level courses may not be used to satisfy Rhetorica Program course requirements.

ENGL 1101: Composition

ENGL 1102: Composition and Literature

COMM 1000: Introduction to Human Communication

COMM 1100: Introduction to Public Speaking 

For more information, visit the Rhetorica Program   section of the catalog