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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

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Lucy A Lawrence
Social Work

Lucy Lawrence Address:
WWC CPO 6046
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3708

Email: llawrence@warren-wilson.edu

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Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising

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  2. Lucy Lawrence,

The College's Mission Statement, Triad principle, traditions, and practices naturally prepare students for work, service, and leadership in the global environment of the 21st century. Students who wish to prepare for international or cross-cultural service work, such as Peace Corps, and/or graduate study can choose to tailor their academic major, service, and work crew experiences to be congruent with these interests and aspirations.

Students may do so by working with academic advisors and professors within the relevant academic majors and departments, taking full advantage of the Triad experience, participating in the Warren Wilson College International Program opportunities, and consulting with Career Services.

The Warren Wilson College undergraduate curriculum clearly lends itself to many different areas of focus for international service, employment, and/or graduate study. Some students may choose to focus in a geographical region, such as Africa, Asia, North America, Latin America, or Eastern Europe. Others may focus on a particular area of endeavor, including the following:

  1. Environment: forestry, environmental education, parks and wildlife
  2. Education: teaching English as a foreign language, secondary education (science and math), elementary education (teacher training)
  3. Community Development: community services, non-governmental organizational development, urban youth-at-risk, small business advising
  4. Agriculture: community extension, animal husbandry, agricultural extension
  5. Health: health extension, water sanitation
  6. Business: business management, advanced business development, entrepreneurship
  7. Peace and Social Justice: peace-making, conflict resolution, non-violent social change, and social/environmental justice
  8. International Social Work: public health, policy development and analysis, community development and planning, social and environmental advocacy

Warren Wilson College alumni have served with many NGOs (nongovernmental agencies) in the U.S. and abroad, including Peace Corps, the Mennonite Central Committee, AmeriCorps, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Green Corps, and Justice Corps. Students and alumni have served in many countries, including Tanzania, Bolivia, Ivory Coast, the Czech Republic, Mali, Indonesia, Thailand, Honduras, Mauritania, and Madagascar. Career Services can help students find a mentor with appropriate experience to advise them in their quest for meaningful international service, employment and/or graduate studies.

Please note that completion of this preparation does not guarantee acceptance into Peace Corps or other international or non-governmental agencies. Candidates must complete the appropriate application processes for specific agencies, which may include a medical examination and a security background check.