Incoming freshmen now have the option to take “What is Justice?” as an alternative to Writing 1 this academic year.
A requirement for most first year students, Writing 1 aims to develop the writing skills of all freshmen to adequately prepare them for college level papers. The “What is Justice?” course has the same goal of improving writing, but intends to offer a more consistent theme in its subject matter.
In an attempt to attract more undergraduate commitment, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) has revised its major/minor requirements in Chinese and Japanese and created a new Korean major.
The Olin Business School’s course listings for the fall 2016 semester were unavailable for students on Feb. 22 when the list was released for the rest of the undergraduate schools.
The Olin Business School is set to launch a new business of entertainment minor, following a two-year curriculum revision that began in December 2014.
Hindi, the fourth most common natively spoken language in the world, has found itself a home at Washington University—and it’s growing.
The sociology department hired three new faculty for this semester, nearly doubling the size of the department that only returned to campus last fall.
Dance students can now apply to Washington University’s new Master of Fine Arts program, which will debut in fall 2016. The program was developed through a collaborative effort between the performing arts Department in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), a St. Louis non-profit arts organization.
The University College journalism department is in talks to develop a new program that would combine the ever-growing presence of digital media communications with the art of investigative storytelling.
Sophomores and freshmen can now apply to minor in the medical humanities, a new interdisciplinary minor announced this year aimed at studying the intersection of medicine and health studies with the humanities.
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program, which began at Washington University in 1972, has been granted departmental status. Professor Mary Ann Dzuback, who was previously the director of the WGGS program, has been appointed as the chair of the new department.