As William & Mary captures a new school of fish — the Class of 2023, of course — I would like to give some insights on how to make the most out of the COLL curriculum.
You will begin your journey by understanding communication at the university level. In COLL 100, students will use methods (e.g., video, infographic, etc.) other than a written paper. COLL 150 will then place more rigor on reading and writing by requiring students to write their first 10-page paper. COLL 200 will open doors for you to explore the liberal arts curriculum. The ALV (humanities), CSI (social sciences), and NQR (STEM) domains constitute a base for you to build up after graduation. You may even find your perfect major after going through COLL 200. The university offers COLL 300 to help students explore the world around them and acknowledge certain cultures. From study abroad to on-campus activities, knowing cross-cultural differences is one step to a better world. Finally, you will take COLL 400, which is a capstone course where you will use your strengths to work on your final university project. Don’t overlook proficiencies in math, fine arts, and foreign language!
Any changes made to this curriculum would reflect what future students should do to become better leaders and citizens. At least I do not have to worry much about it as I have many other courses to catch up in order to enter graduate school with ease.