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  • Programs of Study - English
    Industry Media Publishing and Government The Waldorf College English major prepares students for jobs in all professions where the ability to communicate effectively read closely and critically and think and solve problems is valued that is virtually all professions In fact at Waldorf you can put these skills to work during an internship Be a Lawyer Our English major emphasizes instruction in critical thinking research and communication As the Loyola University Chicago Law School writes to pre law majors Law schools prefer students who can think read and write well and who have some understanding of what shapes human experience That s what English studies can do Be a Teacher Our English Education major offers courses in writing literary study and teaching methods for 9th through 12th graders Put your writing skills and love of reading to work in a classroom sharing both the future generations Be a Doctor or Dentist Did you know that Medical and Dental Schools welcome students with a bachelor degree in English Just pick up the science prerequisites as you work on the English major Go to Graduate School Waldorf College offers a graduate school preparation that fully prepares students to enter graduate programs in

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  • Foreign Languages
    Emphasis will be given to reading comprehension understanding contextual cues increasing academic vocabulary taking notes from written texts and practicing test taking skills This is required for non native English speakers who score between 450 and 500 on the TOEFL and do not yet meet other Waldorf placement requirements Graded Pass Fail ESL 112 Academic Listening and Speaking 3 cr This course will focus on the oral communication skills that students will need in their academic courses Students will improve intercultural communication competence and learn how to take notes on an academic lecture ask and respond to questions in class participate in group work give oral presentations and interact with instructors during office hours This is required for non native English speakers who score between 450 and 500 on the TOEFL and do not yet meet other Waldorf placement requirements Graded Pass Fail ESL 113 Applied English for Academics 3 cr This course builds on the courses offered during the fall semester Emphasis will be given to the four skills of reading writing listening and speaking and their applications at the academic level Students will develop both linguistic and communication skills through integrated topics and projects that are common in American academic systems This is required for non native English speakers who score between 450 and 500 on the TOEFL and do not yet meet other Waldorf placement requirements Graded Pass Fail GER 101 102 Elementary German 4 cr Through a multimedia approach drill is given in elementary grammar idioms and vocabulary essential for basic language skills Cultural aspects of German speaking countries in a topical contemporary program are introduced Prerequisite for GER 102 is GER 101 or consent of instructor GER 201 202 Intermediate German 3 cr There will be continued emphasis on grammar idioms and vocabulary to increase

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  • Foundations of Education
    College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study Foundations of Education Foundations of Education The Foundations of Education Bachelor of Arts degree at Waldorf College offers students the opportunity to gain entry into fields requiring a degree Also practitioner candidates who elect not to student teach are not making satisfactory progress or are not recommended for licensure after completing student teaching may complete a Foundations of Education B A Approval of Education Department required Degree Requirements Education Core Complete a 40 hour Education Core component which includes an internship Upper Division Courses 40 of all course work must be at the 300 400 level Grade Requirement C or above must be achieved in all courses in the major GPA The B A in Foundations of Education would require a minimum GPA of 2 0 Internship An internship typically 4 9 credits must be completed and designed to give the Foundations of Education student practical experience in a field of their choice in a professional setting The internship needs to be tailored to the student s individual career interests A minor in Education requires

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  • History
    Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study History History Department The Waldorf College Department of History Political Science and Geography offers a BA in History with two available majors History and Political Science This program with its emphasis on critical thinking reading and writing skills as well as its emphasis on global and cultural issues will prepare the student for advanced academic work in graduate or law schools and for careers as teachers lawyers researchers legal assistants park service curators interpreters journalists military officers law enforcement officers museum curators business executive officers pastors theologians and more Waldorf offers unique opportunities for internships and studies abroad Waldorf history students have already secured or completed successful internships some with pay at places like the Iowa Governor s Office and various state parks Several law firms will also be offering internships to Waldorf students interested in the legal profession I chose Waldorf for many reasons ranging from the size of the college to the quality of education I don t think I could have made a better choice The history department was top notch

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  • Curriculum & Courses
    and wars that challenged society Directed study will be offered through the department HIS REL 336 Introduction to the Muslim World 3 cr An introduction to the foundations of Islam Muhammad the Qur an and the sources of Islamic faith The course includes an overview of the spread of Islam from its early beginnings to the present The course also examines Muslim beliefs and practices and the diversity of ways of being Muslim in the world today Student research explores various forms of life and piety in selected locations of Asia Africa the Middle East Europe and North America Attention is paid to the area of Christian Muslim relations with the goal of fostering better understanding between the two communities HIS 355 Modern Africa 3 cr A study of African history since the early 19th century with a concentration on the impact of European imperialism and the rise of New Africa after independence Emphases will include an examination of imperialism nationalism socialism and ethnic rivalry HIS 360 Modern Latin America 3 cr A study of Latin American history since independence including an examination of the Caudillo era the rise of Marxism the challenge of democracy and American intervention Directed study HIS 361 American Women s History 3 cr A survey of American women s history from before European contact to the present with a special emphasis on women s evolving experiences of work and family HIS 362 U S Foreign Policy 3 cr This course traces the evolution of the U S foreign policy and its required government institutions from the Revolution to its present role as a world leader Politics and diplomacy are combined with a focus on the social and economic issues that inevitably become intertwined HIS 363 African American History 3 cr A survey of African American history from the trans Atlantic slave trade to the present with a special emphasis on the black struggle for freedom HIS 364 American Environmental History 3 cr A survey of American environmental history from before European contact to the present with a special emphasis on the relationship between economic development and environmental vitality HIS 405 Colonial and Revolutionary America 3 cr A study of the origins and expansion of colonial America in the 17th 18th centuries as well as an examination of the American Revolution early confederation and constitutional conventions Directed study HIS 417 American Civil War 3 cr Traces the main political social and military events in American history from the war with Mexico in 1846 1847 through the crises of the 1850s culminating in the Civil War from 1861 1865 HIS POL 418 Modern American Presidency 3 cr A study of the chief executive of the United States from McKinley to the present with a special emphasis on the evolution of the office due to the social factors and individuals who shaped it Course will examine the impact of presidents on government structures through their domestic and foreign policies HIS 420 Contemporary America 3 cr A study of American history since 1945 with emphases on the Cold War the rise of technology and mass culture and the crescendo and crises of the late 20th and early 21st centuries HIS 422 The Vikings 3 cr A study of Scandinavian culture and society from the Carolingian era migrations through the rise of the Christian monarchies Emphases will be placed on political military economic social and cultural themes as well as the impact that Viking Scandinavians had on Europe North America and the Near East Directed study HIS 427 Medieval England 3 cr Traces the major political social and administrative changes from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 HIS 430 British Empire 3 cr A study of the British Empire with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries with regard to the expansion of empire colonial government nationalist responses the impact of world wars the collapse of empire and the formation of commonwealth HIS 435 Modern Britain 3 cr A study of modern Britain from 1815 to the present There will be an examination of Britain s domestic transformation into a social welfare state its cultural and intellectual achievements its participation in world events the climax and collapse of the British Empire and Britain s post imperial legacy HIS 440 Modern Germany 3 cr A study of Modern Germany from 1871 to the present with an emphasis on the political economic social cultural intellectual and military achievements as well as its challenges for itself and the world during the Second Reich Weimar Republic Third Reich and Bundesrepublik HIS 460 World War I 3 cr This course covers the main political economic and military causes and developments of the Great War 1914 1918 A study of the political and diplomatic tensions as well as the imperial and nationalist rivalries at the turn of the century and continues through the war to the Peace of Versailles American or European emphases will be dependent on the instructor HIS POL 462 FDR Depression and War 3 cr A survey of the major events in American history during the era of Franklin D Roosevelt Emphasis will be on the Great Depression the New Deal and WWII Course will include an examination of the political social military and economic changes that make this era a turning point in American history HIS 465 World War II 3 cr This course covers the main political economic and military causes and developments of World War II 1939 1945 It begins with the failure of Versailles and the rise of Fascism and continues through the war to the atomic age and beginning of the Cold War HIS ENG 470 Vietnam Era 3 cr This class centers on the American involvement in Southeast Asia from 1965 to 1972 through the disciplines of History and English It also covers to a lesser degree the French colonial experience in Indo China and the history of the united Vietnam after reunification in 1975 As an interdisciplinary course the

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  • Political Science Track
    Management Theatre Arts Wellness Academic Calendar Educational Goals Continuing Education Faculty Achievements Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study History Political Science Track History BA Political Science Track General Education Course Requirements Along with the Core Curriculum you must meet the requirements of the following to complete a major in Political Science HIS 110 Medieval World 3 credits HIS 120 Ancient World 3 credits HIS 161 Modern World or HIS 171 Contemporary World 3 credits HIS 201 U S History to 1877 3 credits HIS 202 U S History from 1877 3 credits HIS 210 Methods of History 3 credits POL 112 American Government 3 credits POL 204 Introduction to Public Relations or 422 Public Relations Skills 3 credits Three Upper level Political Science Courses Three Upper level History or Political Science Courses Three HIS Seminars 1 credit Differ by semester Internship 495 6 9 credits Senior Thesis 3 credits Plus an additional upper level POL or HIS course One Year of Foreign Language 8 credits Please note that along with the Core Curriculum and the Political Science major curriculum students

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  • History Minor
    Education Physics Psychology Religion and Philosophy Sociology Sport Management Theatre Arts Wellness Academic Calendar Educational Goals Continuing Education Faculty Achievements Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study History History Minor History Minor Complete two of the following HIS 110 Medieval World 3 credits HIS 120 Ancient World 3 credits HIS 161

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  • Faculty
    Political Science Track History Minor Faculty Historical Research Links Humanities Mathematics Music Physical Education Physics Psychology Religion and Philosophy Sociology Sport Management Theatre Arts Wellness Academic Calendar Educational Goals Continuing Education Faculty Achievements Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study History Faculty History Faculty James Scarry Ph D Assistant Professor of

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