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CAMPUS PROFILE 

| The College of William & Mary  | Williamsburg, Virginia

Curriculum Reform to Provide
International Experiences for Everyone
According to Provost Michael Halleran, William & Mary's goals in
the next several years are to "become even more international, interdisciplinary, and engaged with student research in the coming years."
A big step toward achieving these aims is the implementation of a
new undergraduate general education curriculum in the Faculty of
Arts & Sciences this year.
The new curriculum replaces the previous "breadth requirements"
with an integrated series of courses. Freshmen take courses that introduce them to "big ideas," followed by courses rooted in natural science,
social science, and humanities that nevertheless take an interdisciplinary approach their sophomore year. Their junior year, students
take "COLL 300," which requires a global or cross-cultural experience.
Students then complete a capstone project during their final year.
"One of the things that we are trying to do in the new curriculum is put a greater emphasis on things international and global
and be sure that everybody one way or another gets involved," says
President Reveley.

Hanson says COLL 300 is the "internationalization pillar" of
the new curriculum. Most students will meet the COLL 300 requirement through study abroad. Students can also meet the
cross-cultural requirement through study away in the United States
or through specific on-campus courses with a global focus.
Halleran adds that COLL 300 was designed from a perspective
of "opportunities more than requirements. I'm very pleased with
how the faculty addressed a broader international piece in the curriculum," he says.
Faculty members are equally as pleased with the new curriculum.
"All the initiatives with COLL 300 are really to institutionalize what
a lot of us have already been doing," says ethnomusicologist Anne
Rasmussen.
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Endnote
1 The Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report 2015, funded with support
from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
CHARLOTTE WEST is a freelance writer currently based in Lima, Peru.
She is a longtime contributor to International Educator magazine.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2016

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover2
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - From the Editor
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 5
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Voices
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Act Globally
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - International Enrollment
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