Jackson Hope Fund
Dean's Office

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Dean's Office
Virginia Military Institute
210 Smith Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Core Curriculum

In addition to developmental leadership activities implemented through the class system, cadets benefit from preparation in a rigorous core curriculum that begins in the Rat year and continues throughout the cadetship, regardless of major.

I.     Key Competencies
              WR 101 - English Composition I - 6 hours
              WR 102 - English Composition II - 6 hours 
              SE 300 - Public Speaking - 1 hour
              Scientific Analysis (approved BI, CH, or PY sequence) - 8 hours
              Mathematical Reasoning (approved MA sequence) - 6 hours
              Physical Education (seven semesters) 4 hours

II.     Foundations of Citizenship and Leadership
              Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) - 8 hours
              PS 344 - Leadership in Organizations - 3 hours

III.     Perspectives on Civilization and Human Achievement
              HI 103 - World History I - 6 hours
              HI 104 - World History II - 6 hours
              Civilizations and Cultures (two approved electives) - 6 hours
              Civilizations and Cultures Courses' Writing Prompt and Reflective Essay 
              Core Curriculum Course Proposal Form for C&C 

IV.     Integrative Experiences
              Writing-Intensive Courses - variable
              Capstone Experience - variable

The Core Curriculum is supported in part by the Jackson-Hope Fund.