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Mandatory S/NC

squashgirlsquashgirl Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
edited April 2012 in Brown University
Does anyone know of a list of mandatory S/NC courses? Or if you know of any mandatory S/NC courses at all, that would be great too! Thanks!
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Replies to: Mandatory S/NC

  • bruno14bruno14 Registered User Posts: 2,051 Senior Member
    Some I can think of:

    CHEM 0100 (very intro Chem)
    A lot of TAPS and VISA classes (dance/acting, visual art, etc)
    Some music department ensemble classes
    MATH 0060, 0090 (analytic geometry, intro intro calc)
    A few fiction/screenwriting classes

    Basically, there are two types of courses offered S/NC:
    1. "Remedial" courses - things you were expected to have taken in high school. They make these mandatory S/NC so you can't take them to pad your GPA.
    2. Artistic classes where it's difficult to grade work. You're often workshopping pieces and playing music where you can't really grade on a numerical scale.
  • swim2daendswim2daend Registered User Posts: 2,497 Senior Member
    religion gone wild.
  • tstongtstong Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Every single VISA class I've ever taken, I took for a grade. The workshops in the Lit Arts and English departments, on the other hand, are all mandatory S/NC
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