During the Module, departments of the College offer courses whose topics vary from year to year. These are listed as 199 courses. The purpose of the program is the enrichment of the liberal arts curriculum by concentrated study for a short period on topics of general or specialized interest not normally offered in courses. Some of the courses will involve study off the campus, either at other institutions or in the field.
Students must complete one Module course for graduation, but two Module courses may be accepted toward the 124 hours required for graduation. Centenary College will accept as many as two Module courses from other institutions, provided such courses have clearly been taken as Module courses as defined by our own regulations. As set forth above, no more than six hours of 199 courses may be counted toward satisfaction of the minimum 124 semester-hour requirement for degree; but students who exceed the minimum number of hours for graduation may of course register for additional Module courses.
Students may take only three semester hours during the Module. Each course is designed to occupy the student's full time in class, study, research, and independent projects. Module courses cannot be used to fulfill core requirements. With the approval of a student's major department, Module courses may be used to fulfill a major requirement. Module courses are taken "P/D/F.”. Module courses will count toward the total 18 P/D/F hours allowed for graduation. CA (2003-04), pp. 56-57.
The Trek Committee decides whether proposed modules meet the criteria for the intercultural experience and/or the service-learning requirement according to the guidelines approved by the faculty. (Faculty Handbook, Section Six).
Academic Policy Council reviews module proposals. (Faculty Handbook, Section Six).