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Core & Minor Curriculum

Curricular Changes (2020)

Please be aware that the DHC has designed a new curriculum outline as of 2020. The most current course requirements can be found on this page, as well as pre-2020 requirements and equivalencies.

Because several DHC courses have been restructured with fewer credits, students who began in the DHC prior to 2020 may find that the total credit count for their honors plan is now lower. We remind you that students must complete at least 180 credits to graduate from CWU.

Don't hesitate to reach out to honors advisor Chris Denison or DHC peer advisors if you have any questions about your course requirements.

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Core Curriculum

This plan satisfies university general education requirements. This Info To-Go : Honors Curriculum

Core Curriculum (Current)

Prescribed Courses

Prescribed Descriptions Prescribed Credits

DHC 102

Articulating Honors: Research Writing in the 21st Century 5
MATH 103

Mathematics for Social Justice

5

DHC 110

Honors First-Year Seminar: Foundation

1

DHC 210

Honors Sophomore Seminar: Take the Next Steps

1

DHC 310

Honors Junior Seminar: Elements of Research

3

DHC 410

Honors Senior Seminar: Graduate and Career Preparation

1

Subtotal

16

Variable Topic Courses

Variable Topic Areas Variable Topic Credits
DHC 140

Humanistic Understanding

5
DHC 150

Aesthetic Experience

5
DHC 180

Physical and Biological Systems I

4
DHC 280

Physical and Biological Systems II

4
DHC 250

Social and Behavioral Dynamics

4
DHC 260

Cultural Studies I

4
DHC 261

Cultural Studies II

4
DHC 270

Integrated Learning

4
Subtotal 34
Grand Total 50
Core Curriculum Equivalency Table (Pre-2020 to Current)
Courses Pre-2020 Credits Pre-2020 Equivalents Post-2020 Credits Post-2020
UNIV 101 1 UNIV 101 1
DHC 140 5 DHC 140 5
DHC 141 5 DHC 140 5
DHC 150 5 DHC 150 5
DHC 151 5 DHC 150 5
DHC 160 5 DHC 180 4
DHC 161 5 DHC 280 4
DHC 250 5 DHC 250 4
DHC 251 5 DHC 250 4
DHC 260 5 DHC 260 4
DHC 261 5 DHC 261 4
DHC 270 5 DHC 270 4
Grand Total 56 49

Interdisciplinary Honors Minor

This plan is easily completed by those who choose the DHC Core Curriculum. This Info To-Go : Honors Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Honors Minor (Current)
Courses Descriptions Credits
DHC 140 Humanistic Understanding 5
DHC 150 Aesthetic Experience 5
DHC 250 Social and Behavioral Dynamics 4
DHC 260 / DHC 261 Cultural Studies I / Cultural Studies II 4
DHC 270 Integrated Learning 4
DHC 280 Physical and Biological Systems II 4
DHC 380 History of Science 4
DHC 480 * Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar 4 - 5 *
Grand Total 34 - 35
Interdisciplinary Honors Minor Equivalency Table (Pre-2020 to Current)
Courses Pre-2020 Credits Pre-2020 Equivalents Post-2020 Credits Post-2020
DHC 140 / DHC 141 5 DHC 140 5
DHC 150 / DHC 151 5 DHC 150 5
DHC 160 / DHC 161 5 DHC 180 / DHC 280 4
DHC 250 / DHC 251 5 DHC 250 4
DHC 260 / DHC 261 5 DHC 260 / DHC 261 4
DHC 270 5 DHC 270 4
DHC 380 4 DHC 380 4
Grand Total 34 30

General Education Equivalents

Honors students who join the DHC later in their four-year plan may elect to complete their General Education Requirements using DHC courses. This Info To-Go : University General Education Requirements

General Education Equivalency Table
Current Gen Ed Requirements Descriptions DHC Courses Descriptions
UNIV 101 University 101 UNIV 101 University 101
FYF First Year Experience DHC 270 Integrated Learning
AWI Academic Writing I DHC 102 Articulating Honors: Research Writing in the 21st Century
QR Quantitative Reasoning MATH 103 Mathematics for Social Justice
K1 Academic Writing II DHC 140 Humanistic Understanding
K2 Community, Culture, and Citizenship DHC 260 Cultural Studies I
K3 Creative Expression DHC 150 Aesthetic Experience
K4 Global Dynamics DHC 261 Cultural Studies II
K5 Humanities DHC 140 Humanistic Understanding
K6 Individual and Society DHC 250 Social and Behavioral Dynamics
K7 Physical and Natural World DHC 180 Physical and Biological Systems I
K8 Science and Technology DHC 280 Physical and Biological Systems II

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