Pillar courses are introductory 100-200 level courses open to all students and have no prerequisites.
Programs designate which courses, if any, may be counted toward the major or minor. Within each major or minor program, students may count up to two courses that satisfy program requirements toward the Civitae Core Pillar requirements. This restriction does not apply to the requirements of an interdisciplinary minor. Those students pursuing Virginia educational licensure are also exempt from this restriction.
Students may transfer Pillar courses from other institutions with appropriate approval (Statement of General Transfer Policy ).
Students study world languages and cultures in the Global Citizenship Pillar. The world languages sequence includes a 4-credit course at the Foundations level, followed by an integrated course at the Perspectives level. Students will be placed into a language course based on test scores or transfer credit. Advanced students who place directly into a Perspectives-level Integrating World Languages course must fulfill the Global Citizenship Pillar requirement in a different discipline, and need only take 3 credits to satisfy the Global Citizenship Pillar.
Students will choose at least one course from each pillar for at least three credits (four from Global Citizenship if appropriate):