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Winter Storm Alert- Friday February 5, 2016

Due to the continuing weather conditions, staff are released to leave the campus at 3 p.m.  Core operations of the College will remain open.  Afternoon classes may continue at the discretion of the instructor.  Please drive carefully and stay safe.
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The weather line can be reached at 401-865-1012.

Here's How DWC Works

The First Three Semesters (DWC 101, 102, and 201)

The first three semesters of the Development of Western Civilization Program consist of a seminar-style encounter with significant texts from Western and other world civilizations. These three semesters are four credits each and arranged chronologically, with the first semester dedicated to works from Antiquity, the second semester dedicated to works from the Medieval and Early Modern period, and the third semester dedicated to works from the Modern period.

The Fourth Semester DWC Colloquium (DWC 202)

The fourth semester of the Development of Western Civilization Program consists of a team-taught, four-credit colloquium. Students choose from a variety of colloquia according to their interests. Building upon the first three semesters, the advanced colloquium focuses on a specific, contemporary issue in the context of the western tradition. Colloquia seek to extend the interdisciplinary approach beyond the humanities [natural science, social science, education, and business], and relate Western history and culture to the histories and cultures beyond the West. 

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity