Term by Term Pathway

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Overview

The Antioch College curriculum is designed to enable students to own their educations — to take charge of their educational journeys by designing their own majors and capstone projects. Our curriculum helps students to develop the skills they need to navigate across the boundaries of language and culture, to engage effectively in the world of work, and to commit themselves to a life of inspired curiosity. The expectation is that students will be effective citizens prepared to act on global concerns as well as engage locally.

To earn the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, students complete a total of 180 quarter-hour credits. The typical timeline for completion of degree requirements is four academic years (or 12 quarters). Most students entering as first-time college students will follow this general pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

 


1st Year

Fall

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Take ANTC 101: Antioch Commons — Become familiar with what methods of research, inquiry, and creativity are available at Antioch College and begin the process of defining a self-designed major.  

Take ANTC 102: Dialogues Across Difference —  An introduction to the history, theory, and practice behind effective intercultural dialogue  

Take EXPR 145: Cooperative Education Preparation — Gain practical skills such as resume writing and interview techniques, and examine the practices of building sustainable relationships across difference, identifying shared purpose, and forging pathways for collective action.  

Take LANG 101 — French, Japanese, or Spanish

Take courses to satisfy General Education requirements

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Winter

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Take courses to satisfy General Education requirements

Take LANG 102 — French, Japanese, or Spanish

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Spring

(12 credits)

Take COOP 245: Co-op Field Experience I concurrent with first Co-op placement

 


2nd Year

Fall

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Take ANTC 200: Design Your Degree — Develop a Statement of Inquiry that launches your self-designed major. Identify phenomena and/or articulate questions that drive inquiry in your self-designed major. Engage in preliminary study by identifying and reviewing major works in the disciplines covered by your self-designed major.

Select an Advising Committee for your self-designed major

Send your Statement of Inquiry to your Advising Committee

Take LANG 201 and Oral Proficiency Interview — French, Japanese, or Spanish

Take courses to satisfy General Education requirements

Take courses related to your self-designed major 

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Winter 

(12 credits)

Take COOP 345: Co-op Field Experience II concurrent with second Co-op placement

Spring 

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Students adding a Language Focus to their degree will take LANG 202. 

Take courses to satisfy General Education requirements

Take courses related to your self-designed major 

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice.

 


3rd Year

Fall

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Take courses to satisfy General Education requirements

Take courses related to your self-designed major 

Students adding a Language Focus to their degree will take 300-level LANG courses

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Winter

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Take courses related to your self-designed major 

Students with degrees focused in the Sciences  and Social Sciences take CAP 394: Capstone Project Preparation — Lay the groundwork for your Capstone Project and the overall capstone experience.

Students adding a Language Focus to their degree will take 300-level LANG courses

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Spring

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Take courses to satisfy General Education requirements

Take courses related to your self-designed major 

Students adding a Language Focus to their degree will take 300-level LANG courses

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

 


4th Year

Fall

(12 credits)

Take COOP 390: Co-op Field Experience III concurrent with third Co-op placement. 

Students adding a Language Focus to their degree will also complete LANG 340: Immersion Co-op. Students are encouraged to pursue co-ops that are related to their Self-Designed Majors and anticipated Capstone Projects.

Winter

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Students with degrees focused in the Arts and Humanities take CAP 394: Capstone Project Preparation — Lay the groundwork for your Capstone Project and the overall capstone experience.

Students who wish to pursue additional credits for their capstone or wish to start their capstone research early may take CAP 450: Capstone Project Development   

Satisfy remaining major-related course requirements

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Spring

(16 credits)

Regular meetings with Academic Advisor and Cooperative Education Advisor

Satisfy remaining major-related course requirements

Participate in Antioch Community Life, including joining Independent Groups, participating in Community Government, exploring areas of practice

Complete CAP 495: Capstone Project — Create and present original work based upon and inspired by their self-designed major. The Capstone Project may be a research report, academic thesis, creative manuscript, exhibition, or other culminating project appropriate to the self-designed major. 

Submit your Senior Reflection Paper (SRP 494) — This paper focuses on the relationship and integration of the various elements of your education: classroom; co-op; and community. Students should consider how particular work, study, community, and language experiences worked together and built upon each other.

Participate in Colloquia — Present your original Capstone Project to the wider community. Students adding a language Focus to their degree will also present Language Capstone.