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Choose any one of the four paths below to complete two quarters of COLLEGE.
- COLLEGE: Fulfill the requirement with two separate COLLEGE courses. Choose from a selection of courses on liberal education, civic engagement, and global perspectives.
- ESF: Education as Self-Fashioning Seminars: Complete one quarter of COLLEGE and WR1 requirements with a combined seminar, writing section, and lecture. Autumn quarter only. ESF students will also take a COLLEGE course in Winter or Spring.
- ITALIC: Immersion in the Arts: Year-long, immersive residential program focused on the arts; fulfills multiple requirements including COLLEGE.
- SLE: Structured Liberal Education: A liberal arts college experience within the research university; Humanities-focused year-long residential program fulfilling multiple requirements including COLLEGE.
Compare the four programs
|Compare...||COLLEGE + COLLEGE||ESF + COLLEGE||ITALIC||SLE|
|When||Any two quarters, choosing from Autumn, Winter, or Spring||ESF in Autumn + COLLEGE in Winter or Spring||3 quarters (Autumn, Winter, and Spring)||3 quarters (Autumn, Winter, and Spring)|
|Student Experience||COLLEGE offers Autumn seminars exploring the meaning of college; Winter seminars on Citizenship in the 21st century; and Spring lecture courses on Global Perspectives
|In ESF, students will engage with longer texts and use writing as a means of understanding what they have read, of thinking for themselves and of developing a coherent set of aspirations and values||ITALIC is an opportunity to join a tightly knit residential artist community while exploring art history and theory and experiencing world class art events through field trips||SLE fosters close relationships among students and instructors in an residential atmosphere that emphasizes critical thinking and interpretation while studying classic texts|
|Residence||N/A||N/A||Burbank||East Florence Moore|
|Requirements Satisfied||COLLEGE1, COLLEGE2, 2 Ways||COLLEGE1, COLLEGE2, Writing1, 2 Ways||COLLEGE1, COLLEGE2, Writing1, up to 3 Ways (if all three quarters completed)||COLLEGE1, COLLEGE2, Writing1, Writing2, up to 4 Ways (if all three quarters completed)|
|Units||6-7 units (seminars are 3 units; lectures are 4 units)||10-11 units (ESF is 7 units; COLLEGE is 3-4 units)||11 (4 units each in Autumn and winter; 3 units in Spring)||24 (8 units each quarter)|
|Size||COLLEGE varies: Seminars are 15-person. Lectures will have 40-90 person lectures with 15-person discussion sections||ESF is 15-person seminars and writing sections||44-person lectures; 15-person discussion sections||96-person lectures; 15-person discussion sections|
|Structure||COLLEGE varies: Seminars are two 80-minute discussions per week; Lecture courses are two 50-minute lectures with two 50-minute discussion sections per week||ESF has one 80-minute seminar, two 110-minute writing sections, and one 50-minute Friday plenary per week||Autumn: two 50-minute lectures & two 50-minute discussions. Winter: two 110-minute writing sections. Spring: one 50-minute lecture & two 50-minute discussions.||Three 60-minute lectures, and two 120-minute discussion sections per week|