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Providence College

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Template:Infobox University2 Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the state's capital city. With a 2004-2005 enrollment of about 3,800 undergraduate students and about 900 graduate students, the college is known for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1917, Providence College has been ranked as one of the top two universities in the North for the past nine consecutive years. Furthermore, it is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Order of friars.

The Providence College campus is located about two miles (3.3 km) northwest of downtown Providence near River Avenue.

Providence College offers fifty majors and twenty-four minors and is one of the only schools in the country that requires all its students to achieve 20 credits in the Development of Western Civilization, which serves as a major part of the college's core curriculum. As put forth on the college website:


Widely hailed by educators as one of the finest and most academically ambitious programs in the country, the Development of Western Civilization Program is the cornerstone of the Providence College Core Curriculum. The required two-year interdisciplinary program is taken during the freshman and sophomore years.
Civ is taught chronologically and each course covers the areas of history, philosophy, literature, theology, and the fine arts, throughout all of the most prominent Civilizations in History. It is team-taught by four faculty members from each of these disciplines sharing their thoughts and perspective on the events, art, literature, thoughts, and religious ideals of the time.
Setting high academic standards and featuring intense discussions and frequent writing assignments, the program has become an intellectual rite of passage for Providence College students."


The school's men's and women's sports teams are called the Friars. All teams participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East Conference, except for the hockey program, which competes in Hockey East.

The college's graphic identity represents the shape of a window in Harkins Hall with a flame inside, representing Veritas, or Truth, the College Motto.


References

  • Providence College - Home. (2003). Retrieved June 14, 2005, from Providence College Web site:
http://www.providence.edu

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