The Hamline Plan The Hamline Plan changes every year. Use the links below to navigate to your Hamline Plan. 2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 Refer to the Bulletin for detailed information and major requirements » Note: To find Hamline Plans from past years, navigate to the bulletin. FYSem - First-Year Seminar - 1 course All new first-year students 24 years of age or younger throughout the first term of attendance are required to take a First-year Seminar in the first semester. E - Expository Writing - 1 course This requirement is fulfilled by ENG 1110: Writing and Reading Texts and writing-intensive fysems, which must be completed during your first year at Hamline. W - Writing Intensive - 1 course minimum per year If you do not complete a writing-intensive course during a year, you must complete an extra writing-intensive course the following year. One writing-intensive course is also required within your major's department. O - Speaking Intensive - 2 courses The required speaking intensive courses can be taken at any time and in any academic department. R and M - Formal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning - 1 or 2 courses You must complete both categories of Reasoning. This can be accomplished through one formal reasoning course and one quantitative reasoning course, or through one course that carries both the R and M designations. F - Fine Arts – total of 8 credits You must complete enough fine arts courses to equal eight credits. H - Humanities – 2 courses You can find humanities courses in English, Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Religion. N - Natural Science – 2 courses with labs You must complete two natural science courses along with their labs. S - Social Science – 2 courses Social Science courses can usually be found in Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Legal Studies, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. D - Diversity - 3 courses While at Hamline, you are required to complete courses which engage in intellectual discourse and reflection about and across differences. Q - Independent Critical Inquiry and Information Literacy - 1 course This requirement is found in upper level courses, and will most likely be included in your senior seminar. P - LEAP: Liberal Education as Practice - 1 course or registered experience LEAP experiences include LEAP (P) courses as well as faculty-advised internships, undergraduate research projects, apprentice teaching, and qualifying independent studies/projects.