Foundations RAPs Fall 2014

If you are interested in taking a class with people who you are living with, a Foundations RAP could be a good choice for you. Choose from a variety of courses that enable you to explore and/or move forward in meeting your General Education requirements. Foundations RAPs do NOT include a RAP seminar.

When you join this RAP you will...

  • Enroll in one small section of a General Education class.
  • Share your living-and-learning experience with a community of students with similar interests.
  • If you are studying or interested in one of the many majors related to science, check out the Foundations: Sciences RAPs too.

Foundations RAPs are open to students with a declared major as well as those who are still exploring major options.

Be sure to visit the How to Join page of this website to learn about the process and important timelines you must follow to become a member of this fantastic program!








Classes & Locations

Fall 2014

Foundations RAPs are available in three locations.

You will choose ONE of the following 4 credit General Education courses specific to each designated location. 

"Introduction to Philosophy" - Phil 100 (Gen Ed AL). Students will live together in Wheeler Hall in Central area of campus.

"Brave New World"- Comp Lit 131 (Gen Ed ALG) . Students will live together in Webster Hall in Orchard Hill area of campus.

"Ancient Civilizations"- Anthro 150 (Gen Ed HSG). Students will live together in Emerson Hall in Southwest area of campus.


"College Writing" - English Writing 112 (Gen Ed CW), 3 credits a limited number of sections will be offered in each residential area Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

Spring 2015 

  • No required RAP classes.
  • Small sections of Gen Ed classes will be offered in each residence area 

Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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