Johnston Academic Process: The Curriculum

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The Integrated Semester lets students explore a topic using all of the University's-and the area's resources in creative ways.

Johnston Center courses does not appear in the University catalog. Johnston courses come into being through a process of negotiated "curriculum building."

Narrative evaluations are a description and assessment of your learning in a given course.

A course thus "cross-listed" indicates that the faculty person is especially receptive to having Johnston students in class and is willing to hear student proposals for changes in the syllabus.

Independent study and tutorials are a third option open to Johnston students. A successful independent study is almost entirely a function of your interest in the subject you wish to pursue because you will be studying the subject by yourself.

Course and program contracts are central to a Johnston Center education. Contracts allow for a large range of learning goals to be considered and evaluated.

For all courses you take for evaluation, whether Johnston Center courses, independent studies, internships, or departmental courses, you must write course contracts.

What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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