Nov 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog

Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)


I. First Year Seminar (3 credits)


II. Foundations for the Future (15 credits)


Composition I (3 credits)


Composition II (3 credits)


Wellness and Physical Literacy (3 credits)


III. Understanding the World (13 credits)


Aesthetic Expression (3 credits)


IV. Themed Explorations (9 credits)


Students must select a single Themed Exploration from the following options with consultation from their advisor.  The coursework used to fulfill the 3-course, 9-credit Themed Exploration must meet the following criteria:

  • Uses three different course prefixes
  • Includes a minimum of two courses at the 200-level or higher
  • Includes a course within the Global/Cultural category
  • Includes a course within the Leadership in Service category

A. Creativity


Leadership in Service (3 credits)


Selective (3 credits)


NOTE: Coursework listed within but not used towards the Global/Cultural and Leadership in Service categories of this Themed Exploration can also be used to fulfill this Selective category.

B. Health and Wellness in Society


Selective (3 credits)


NOTE: Coursework listed within but not used towards the Global/Cultural and Leadership in Service categories of this Themed Exploration can also be used to fulfill this Selective category.

C. Preparing Teachers for a Global Society


Selective (3 credits)


NOTE: Coursework listed within but not used towards the Global/Cultural and Leadership in Service categories of this Themed Exploration can also be used to fulfill this Selective category.

D. Social Justice


E. Study Abroad


The Study Abroad Themed Exploration is an opportunity for students to study a range of topics within an international context. Through an approved semester-long study abroad program (as determined by the Springfield College International Center office staff), students will study the people, culture, and land of an internatonal location during their semester abroad. Students will critically reflect on their own global and leadership experiences abroad. This Themed Exploration is defined by its emphasis on student’s study abroad experience.  As such, completion of the study abroad experience will reflect completion of this Themed Exploration.

V. Writing Across the Curriculum (6 credit minimum*)


*The Writing Across the Curriculum requires 6 credits embedded in a core requirement and/or in a major requirement.

VI. Wellness Passport


The Wellness Passport is a cocurricular degree requirement that builds on students’ Wellness and Physical Literacy Core requirements, and prepares students to incorporate wellness across the lifespan while encouraging them to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle.  Students are required to choose from a range of qualifying experiences during their third and fourth years (after completing their 300-level Wellness and Physical Literacy course) that allow them to further explore and develop personal wellness practices and physical literacy.  Students engage in activities in three types of wellness: physical, mental, and meaning and purpose.  Qualifying activities to complete the Wellness Passport are identified for students in Springfield College’s internal portal, PrideNET.