"Jans" arrive on a cold but sunny campus to officially begin their Hamilton experience and take part in new student orientation.
Arcadia Course Offerings for Hamilton January Admits
- Students will enroll in a total of 16 semester hours which equal 4 courses.
- Students must earn a B- or better in each course to earn a total of 4 units of Hamilton credit.
- If you haven’t already, please have your AP scores sent to the Registrar Office at Hamilton.
As a reminder, Hamilton does have a few requirements students must complete in order to graduate.
- Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) – A QSR designated course is a Hamilton graduation requirement. No Arcadia courses are QSR designated. Students must complete the requirement by graduation, though it is best to complete it as soon as possible. Jans should register for a QSR designated course for the spring semester of their freshman year or the fall semester of their sophomore year.
- Writing-Intensive – The writing-intensive graduation requirement consists of 3 writing-intensive courses, each taken in a different semester. One needs to be outside of the student’s concentration. Showcasing the Nation will count as one writing-intensive course.
- Physical Education – All enrolled students are required to participate in a physical education program for individual development. This is a five-part graduation requirement that includes, a physical fitness test (a course is offered for those who do not pass); a swim test (beginning swimming is offered for those who do not pass); two lifetime activity classes; and one unit of the following: intercollegiate varsity athletics, wellness seminar, or lifetime activity class. No Arcadia courses count towards the PE requirement. Upon return to Hamilton, Jans will have until fall break of their junior year to complete the PE requirement.
Showcasing the Nation (LONS HSSN 112)
This course will count as one of the three writing-intensive courses required for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a second writing-intensive course sometime in their first 2 semesters at Hamilton.
Students choose 3. Note that courses in italics are tentative, and have not been confirmed for Fall 2021 yet.
Contemporary Photography Practice (LONS ARDP 290)
This course will transfer as general credit. Students interested in majoring/minoring in Art should consult with the Chair of the Art department before spring registration in November.
Art and Architecture (LONS ARUS 282)
This course will transfer as an Art History elective, only.
London: City of Art (LONS ARLC 103)
This course will transfer as a 100-level Art History course. It may count towards an Art History major or minor. Students interested in majoring/minoring should register for any 200-level Art History course.
Intro to British Media: History, Culture, and Public Policy (LONS MSHP 142)
This course will transfer as general credit.
Creative Writing – The Art of Fiction (LONS ENCW 210)
This course may transfer as one of the following: 1) a creative practice course for LIT majors or 2) as an elective in CRWR. Students interested in majoring in Creative Writing should sign up for a 100/200 level writing-intensive Literature course in the spring so they can take CRWR 215 in the following fall term of their sophomore year. This course may not count towards the department’s AP credit policy.
The London Novel (LONS LIUK 120)
This course will transfer as a 100-level LIT course. Students planning on majoring/minoring in Literature could take any 100/200 level course that has a prerequisite of a LIT course. Students may not use this course as a prerequisite for CRWR 215. This course may not count towards the department’s AP credit policy.
Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance (LONS DTSH 280)
Students may take this course only if they have received a 4 or 5 on an AP English Literature exam. It will transfer to Hamilton as a 200 level literature course. This course may not count towards the department’s AP credit policy.
Environment, Communities and the Arts (LONS AREC 280)
This course will transfer as a 200-level Humanities track in the Environmental Studies major. If a student is not majoring in ENVST, it will transfer as a general elective.
Intro to British Politics (LONS PSUK 130)
This course will transfer as a 200 level Government course. Students majoring in Government will be able to use this course towards the International Relations/Comparative Politics requirement. Students interested in majoring/minoring in Government/Public Policy/World Politics (major only) should register for an intro course. This course will not count towards the Government AP credit policy.
Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to present day (LONS HIEC 173)
This course will transfer as a general credit. Students interested in majoring/minoring in History should register for a 100 level, writing-intensive History course which is a requirement for both the major and minor.
Intro to Sociology (LONS SOSC 143)
This course will transfer as Soc 101, which may count as a prerequisite for several 200 level Sociology courses.
London Stage in Text and Performance (LONS DTPC 181)
This course will count as general credit. Students interested in majoring/minoring in Theatre should take Theatre 100.
Developmental Psychology (LONS PYDP 290)
Students may take this course only if they have received a 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology exam. It will transfer to Hamilton as Psych 350 and students may not take Psych 350 once at Hamilton.
London: Experiencing the Global City (SOCG 285)
This course will count as general credit. This course is only an option in the Fall of 2020.