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Curriculum

The Haslam Scholars Program curriculum requires scholars to think reflectively, critically, and independently. The curriculum includes three core interdisciplinary courses and a study abroad course taken as a cohort in their first two years of study.

Scholars also undertake 6 credit hours of independent, in-depth scholarly activity in which they complete a substantial scholarly, scientific or creative project. The curriculum also includes 12 credit hours of a foreign language for scholars entering in the fall of 2015 and beyond.  Each course provides opportunities for scholars to engage in intellectual discourse and inquiry, advance the production of knowledge and innovative ideas through research, and helps students gain the confidence necessary to play on a national and international stage.

These are the curriculum requirements for Haslam Scholars cohorts 2015 and after.

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First Year  Second Year  Third Year  Fourth Year
Curricular Requirement HSP 257:  Power (fall) HSP 287:  Knowledge (fall) HSP 498:  Thesis Research  (fall)(*)
HSP 267:  Life (spring) HSP 368:  Scotland Study Abroad (summer) HSP 497:  Thesis Research (*) HSP 499:  Senior Colloquium (Spring) (*)
Scholars are also required to complete 12 credit hours of a foreign language. (**)

(*) Curricular flexibility is possible in the third and fourth years, in particular for co-op students, students whose degree program requires five years of coursework, or in other special cases. For this reason, some Haslam Scholars may undertake thesis research in their fourth and fifth years and enroll in the Senior Colloquium in their fifth year. Scholars are also permitted to take the HSP 497 & 498 courses earlier in their curriculum.

(**) Scholars are required to complete four semesters of a foreign language regardless of the amount of foreign language credit they have at the time of matriculation.

Students must maintain a 3.50 minimum GPA.
Students must obtain a B or higher on all HSP courses.

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