“ A Mode course requires both professor and student to approach the teaching and thinking process with a significantly higher level of self-awareness and intentionality. Students are required not only to think, but also to think about their thinking.” (p. 47)
All Mode courses are approved for all of the department and courses no matter who is teaching the course.
Example: All Psychology 101 courses count for modeling and analysis
Under this program students have created their own majors in such fields as arts administration, environmental science, cognitive science, Latin American studies, political economy, twentieth century social philosophy and public health.
Detailed regulations and forms for filing an individually designed major are available from the Registrar's Office.
All students must pass a Writing Competence Examination unless they received a 4 or 5 on the CEEB Advanced Placement Test in English or were excused because of a high score on the Albion College Writing Placement Examination taken by entering students.
The Writing Competence Examination (WCE) must be taken before the middle of the sophomore year.
Students who have completed 15 units or more, but who have not fulfilled the writing competence requirement--or taken appropriate steps with the director of writing to prepare for this examination--will be required to register for subsequent semesters with the sophomore class
No student may receive a degree from Albion College unless the writing competence requirement has been fulfilled.