Virginia Wesleyan Makes A Challenging Change

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Virginia Wesleyan College has implemented a curriculum change designed to encourage more applied learning and in-depth research.

Timothy O'Rourke, vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Wesleyan, said that instead of taking five three-credit courses a semester, students now typically take four four-credit courses a semester.

The extra credit-hour will allow students more time to do research and perform community service, externships and projects.

Some students, however, are still taking one-credit courses such as physical education, O'Rourke said.

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