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Our Approach To Learning

Smith’s liberal arts framework offers students a valid perspective on the world’s past, present and future. Students pursue studies in seven major fields of knowledge: literature, historical studies, social science, natural science, 数学与分析哲学, 艺术和外语.

Seven Fields of Knowledge

Each discipline within the liberal arts framework offers students a valid perspective on the world’s past, present and future. Therefore, we recommend that students pursue studies in each of the following fields.

  • Literature, 用英语或其他语言, 因为这是一种至关重要的表达方式, 有助于我们对人类经验的理解,并在文化发展中发挥核心作用;
  • Historical studies, 无论是在历史上还是在历史导向的艺术课程中, music, religion, philosophy and theatre, 因为它们为人类社会和文化的发展提供了一个视角,使我们摆脱了当下的狭隘;
  • Social science, because it offers a systematic and critical inquiry into human nature, 社会制度和人际关系;
  • Natural science, because of its methods, its contribution to our understanding of the world around us and its significance in modern culture;
  • Mathematics and analytic philosophy, because they foster an understanding of the nature and use of formal, rational thought;
  • The arts, 因为它们构成了人们寻找的媒介, through the ages, 表达他们最深切的感受和价值观;
  • A foreign language, 因为它使一个人从自己语言的限制中解放出来, provides access to another culture and makes possible communication outside one’s own society.

希望获得资格的学生 Latin Honors 在毕业时,或者希望在成绩单上有文科表彰的人必须在七个主要知识领域中选择至少一门课程.

写作强度要求

每个一年级学生都必须参加, 在澳门葡京博彩软件的第一或第二学期, to complete at least one Writing Intensive (WI) course 成绩在C或C以上.

澳门葡京博彩软件的写作强化要求的核心是教师们的共同信念,即思考和写作是不可分割的联系, working together to fuel students’ intellectual growth as you embark upon your college careers. We write to generate ideas; we write to test the value of those ideas against the standards of evidence and clarity demanded by the liberal arts disciplines; and we write to communicate our thoughts and convictions to an array of audiences both in and beyond the classroom.

写作强化(WI)课程的责任是让学生为他们在澳门葡京博彩软件展开的智力生涯中将要遇到的写作任务做好准备. Accordingly, first-year students in WI courses learn how to ask questions; to observe closely; to interrogate assumptions; to gather, analyze and present evidence; and to make careful, 通过写作进行循证论证. They hone these skills by engaging in a process of drafting and revising facilitated by timely, 辨别来自同事和导师的反馈. 学生可以期望他们的WI课程帮助他们:

  • 阐明论点或中心论点, 或者创建描述或报告, 有条理的想法, effective transitions, 目的对目标受众来说是明确的;
  • 用证据支持论点或丰富解释;
  • 撰写重点突出、连贯的段落;
  • 培养对图书馆支持的研究工具的认识, and an ability to search for and evaluate relevant primary and secondary sources for scholarly work;
  • 引用他人的作品, 简明扼要地概括或改写, productively, 关注不同学科的引用模式,尊重学术诚信;
  • and edit work until it forcefully and persuasively communicates its meanings.

While there is no one way to learn to think deeply and write powerfully, 学生可以依靠WI课程:

  • 要足够小,以允许对写作过程有意义和持续的关注(没有WI课程或大型课程的WI部分可能有超过20名学生), and most will have fewer);
  • 在本学期的课程中,提供一系列离散的写作任务和机会(而不是单一的), longer paper or project);
  • 并提供重要的机会来修改工作, 以导师和同辈的反馈为指导.

除了这些共同的承诺, students may find that their WI course will employ a variety of pedagogical strategies (informal writing, writing workshops, etc.); that the writing opportunities it provides may be shaped by the intellectual values and practices of a particular academic discipline; and that the course may offer opportunities to write in the public-facing genres (e.g., the op-ed, the position paper, the blog post) or for the array of media platforms (e.g., the podcast, the website, the video essay) where writing does its work today. First-year students are invited to submit exceptional essays written in their WI courses to Smith Writes.

必修的WI课程是开始, 这不是一个学生在大学写作生涯的高潮. 正如一个人的思考和学习是永远不会结束的, 致力于写作,使思考和学习将在澳门葡京博彩软件的每一个学生的岁月中持续下去, 无论是在专业范围内还是在整个课程中. 为学生撰写论文或实验报告, and for faculty members designing a writing assignment or rethinking the role of writing in a course, the 雅各布森写作、教学和学习中心 提供资源和专业的写作导师和训练有素的同行导师的建议,以提高和丰富你的写作在澳门葡京博彩软件一路走来. 就论文和项目的研究过程进行咨询, students and faculty are invited to email or meet with the Libraries’ Research Services and to review Library Guides 针对特定主题的主要和次要来源.

每个一年级学生都必须参加, 在澳门葡京博彩软件的第一或第二学期, to complete at least one Writing Intensive (WI) course 成绩在C或C以上. Based on their level of proficiency, students will be directed toward particular writing courses. Ada Comstock澳门葡京博彩软件和转学生也需要完成至少一门写作强化课程, 成绩在C或C以上, 在澳门葡京博彩软件大学的前两个学期. 根据注册主任的成绩单审查,可以在入学前满足写作强化要求, 与写作及公开演讲委员会合作.

The Freedom To Explore

STEM

Nearly half of all Smith students major in a STEM field—almost double the national average for women. 看看在女子学院学习STEM是什么.

学生在黑板上做数学方程式

Humanities

人文学科比课堂上学到的东西要多得多. At Smith, take part in one of our humanistic and social sciences (HSS) labs and apply your learning more broadly.

Student sitting in chair in front of Lyman Plant House, looking at a book.

五所学院,一种教育

成立于1965年的Five Colleges, Inc., is one of the oldest and most highly regarded consortiums in American higher education. 它的成员是四所私立学院(阿默斯特学院), Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). 作为一名五院制的学生, 你可以从5种以上中选择,每年提供1000个本科课程. 免费巴士日夜提供交通服务.

Frequently Asked Questions

澳门葡京博彩软件的课程负担是多少?

In order to graduate from Smith with a bachelor of arts degree, a student has to earn 128 credits. Thirty-six to 48 of these credits must be chosen to satisfy the requirements of the major field; 64 credits must be chosen from outside the major department. 一年级学生必须参加考试 writing intensive course,从多个选项中选择.

为了以拉丁文荣誉毕业,学生必须在七个知识领域中选择至少一门课程:文学, historical studies, social science, natural science, 数学与分析哲学, 艺术和外语.

对于那些选择寻求a的人来说,要求是不同的 工科学士学位.

When do I declare a major?

A major must be declared during the fall or spring of sophomore year, 或者在学生上大三之前. While many first-year students arrive with a strong preference for a major, 至少还有很多人还没有决定, 许多学生一旦开始探索对他们来说陌生的课程领域,就会改变主意. In fact, 我们鼓励你灵活选择课程, to discover new fields and to find subjects that use your talents and intellect in new ways.

而我们更希望你在大二的时候申报你的专业, it is important to pay attention to the curricular requirements of programs that interest you, 比如出国留学项目或者健康方面的职业培训项目. 这些课程可能有特定的要求,你在选择今年的课程时必须考虑这些要求. For more information, talk to representatives of these programs during orientation or this fall.

How many majors are offered?

See Courses of Study 获取完整的专业列表. While not an easy process, if a student wants to design her own major she may do so. 她必须获得学术政策委员会荣誉和独立项目小组委员会的批准. Student-designed majors must differ significantly from existing majors.

那辅修和浓缩呢?

See Courses of Study 查看未成年人的完整列表. A student may complete a minor, which consists of five or six semester courses. 辅修课程由一些院系和将课程结合到一个相互关联的研究领域的教师小组提供.

也有学术集中,让学生组织学术和实践经验, 比如实习和服务学习, around an area of interest. See Courses of Study 以获得未成年人和浓度的完整列表.

每班平均人数是多少?

平均每班人数为19人.

学生/教师比例是多少?

学生与教师的比例是9比1. Students interact with their faculty both in and out of the classroom. Faculty hold office hours during which students visit with questions about class. 教师也可以通过个人预约. Many students and faculty interact in non-academic arenas including over meals and tea in student houses.

When do I select my classes?

新生在迎新时选择他们的课程, 开学前一周上课. 每位一年级学生都会被指派一名文科顾问. 你的指导老师会有8到10名指导老师,直到你宣布你的专业,并要求你的专业部门的一位教员成为你的指导老师. 在入学指导期间,您的文科顾问将与您讨论您的兴趣和目标,并帮助您从超过1个课程中选择可行的课程,000 courses we offer.

澳门葡京博彩软件最受欢迎的专业是什么?

经济学、心理学、政府、生物学和艺术.

我能出国留学吗?

澳门葡京博彩软件提供广泛的留学项目, 从西欧的澳门葡京博彩软件项目到世界各地的澳门葡京博彩软件附属项目和澳门葡京博彩软件批准的项目. Smith faculty direct programs in Florence, Hamburg, Geneva and Paris. 每个项目都是一个完整的学年. 澳门葡京博彩软件还与日本的项目有正式的联系, China, Rome, Spain, South India and Russia. 学生还可以安排在澳门葡京博彩软件批准的100多个额外项目中学习.

参加澳门葡京博彩软件批准的国际学习项目的学生将被收取费用并获得经济援助,就像他们在校园一样. Smith will pay the study abroad program tuition and fees directly to the program. Students are responsible for all expenses and all travel during vacations.

General Requirements

Each student is responsible for knowing all regulations governing the curriculum and course registration, 并负责按照规定和学位要求规划学习课程.

本科学位的要求是:

  • 至少128学分的学术工作. (See Degree Restrictions.)
  • 累积平均绩点2.0 for all institutional work (including Smith Programs Abroad and Five College Interchange).
  • Completion of a major.
  • Satisfactory (C– or better) completion of a writing-intensive course during the first year of enrollment.
  • 四个学期的学术工作, 至少完成64个学分, 在北安普顿澳门葡京博彩软件的学术宿舍. Two of these semesters must be completed during the junior or senior year.
  • Bachelor of Arts: completion of 64 credits of academic work outside the department of the major (64-Credit Rule).
  • Bachelor of Science: additional requirements for the bachelor of science degree are listed in the 澳门葡京博彩软件课程目录 (在“工程”下),并在 Picker工程项目网站.

  • A limited number of performance credits may be counted toward the degree:

    • 运动与体育研究(ESS):最多4个学分
    • 音乐(MUS):最多24学分
    • Dance (DAN): maximum of 12 credits for non-dance majors, 20 credits for dance majors

    超出这些限制的课程将列在成绩单上,但不计入学位.

  • 可选的满意/不满意(S/U)成绩的最多16个学分可以计算在学位中.
  • A maximum of 16 credits of special studies may be counted toward the degree.
  • 最多12个经批准的暑期学校学分和最多12个经批准的澳门葡京博彩软件或其他地方的期中学分可以应用于该学位, 总学分最多32学分的合并夏季, interterm, AP和其他预科学分.