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University Catalog
    Western Washington University
  Dec 10, 2017
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President's Message

Welcome to the start, or the continuation of, your personal adventure in learning here at Western! When I look through the sheer breadth and quality of the offerings in Western’s catalog, I’m reminded of the special thrill I felt as a student eager to explore the myriad pathways in the life of the mind.

Here at Western we talk about Active Minds Changing Lives, meaning not only the potential for you to put your higher education to higher purposes in service to others, but to transform your own life through learning. This catalog is your gateway to understanding the animating ideas of the future and the past - from the latest discoveries shaping the world of tomorrow, to the foundations of culture, sciences, mathematics, history and art that have defined the world of today. At Western you not only have the chance to learn from some of the country’s finest faculty, but to collaborate and contribute your new ideas to further our understanding of ourselves and the world.

Beyond the classroom, Western is recognized as a place where service learning, community engagement and love of the outdoors are an integral part of the learning experience. I encourage you to use your time at Western to discover those life-changing opportunities as well, and chart a course to making the positive difference you want to see in the world.

Above all else, as you look through this catalog, and throughout your time at Western, I hope you will take advantage of these special opportunities to be adventurous and step outside your comfort zone. We learn and grow not only by building upon what we already know, but by keeping an open mind to explore new frontiers as well.



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