Humanities

Academic Opportunities

Students may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities or the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students pursuing the baccalaureate in Humanities complete a core of humanities courses that includes an introduction to the arts and sciences; focused coursework in history, literature, diversity studies, and performing arts; foreign language literacy coursework; and a Global Educational Opportunities experience. As well as experiencing the breadth of training in the humanities core, students completing the baccalaureate in humanities have the opportunity to pursue a concentration of interest. Concentrations available for focused study include mass communication, general science, history, international studies, literature, literature and writing, mathematics, music, performing arts, pre- law, professional writing, religion and theatre. The combination of the humanities core and the focused concentration will enable students to be prepared and eligible for graduate studies in their areas of interest.

Students pursuing the baccalaureate in Interdisciplinary Studies select two concentrations for focused study, one concentration in the humanities and a second concentration in a broader range of arts, sciences and professional studies. Students also complete a core of courses in philosophy and liberal arts that allows them to explore, understand and appreciate the interdisciplinary connections between their concentrations. Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies also complete a modern foreign language literacy requirement.

Career Opportunities

The humanities baccalaureate degrees not only prepare students for rich personal and academic growth, but they also prepare students to enter into the work world with the competencies that the marketplace is seeking: the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and in speech, the ability to think creatively and critically, the ability to analyze and solve problems, and the ability to work effectively and constructively with others. Numerous career options are described in the following sections related to the individual concentrations available to the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies majors.

BA with Humanities Major

General Education Core 49
Foreign Language 6-8
Humanities Major 27
HUM 2103 Introduction to the Arts and Sciences
3
3000+ Western/American Heritage
6
3000+ Non-Western Studies/Diversity
3
3000+ Western/American Heritage or Non-Western Studies/Diversity
3
3000+ Literature
6
3000+ Performing Arts
6
Humanities Concentration 24
History, Literature, Literature and Writing, Music, Pre-Law, Religion, Theatre, or Performing Arts
Minor (recommended) 18
Electives 2-4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR HUMANITIES MAJOR 128

Interdisciplinary Studies

Academic Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science and Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies allows students to combine two or more areas of study into one degree. The different areas of study are tied together by a specifically designed Interdisciplinary Core. The interdisciplinary options also include a specifically designed degree plan for students interested in preparing for medical school, law school, or other disciplines in the liberal arts. An option for a self- designed Honors Program for qualifying students is also available.

Career Opportunities

More than ever, professional employers and many post-baccalaureate academic programs seek graduates that have diverse backgrounds in the liberal arts and the skills to think critically, communicate effectively, and perform a broad range of tasks. For this reason, the diversity of a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies uniquely prepares students for a number of different career and vocational pursuits. With the right combination of concentrations, the degree plan is especially designed for students interested in preparing for medical school, law school or graduate school in philosophy, religion, theatre or other liberal arts fields.
In addition, this degree plan offers students with professional interests an opportunity to develop a broad intellectual resource base as well as the reasoning, speaking and writing skills sought by many employers.

Minors

Courses required for a minor cannot  concurrently apply toward courses within the degree core, major, concentration, or track. With department approval, students may use other courses, within the area of study, to substitute duplicate requirements.

At least 50% of a student’s minor core requirements must be earned at Rochester College. Rochester College only awards minors listed in this catalog.

  • Philosophy Minor – Requires 18 hours of PHI coursework, including PHI 2013.
  • International Studies Minor – Requires participation in one of Rochester College’s international programs through Global Educational Opportunities (GEO); at least 6 hours of the same foreign language; at least 6 hours of liberal arts courses taken in a GEO international program; 3 hours (which cannot overlap with one’s major core or the General Education core) from BIB 4013, 4123, BUS 3033, COM 3533, HIS 3313, 3323, 4323; 3 hours (which cannot overlap with one’s major core or the General Education core) from ENG 2413, 4413, GEO 3113, HIS 3423, MIN 2401/2/3, MUS 3333, PHI 3043,3923.

Once the above criteria are met, the student must submit a proposal for his/her self- designed program, meeting the requirements outlined. Proposals must be outlined on the “Proposal/Rationale Form” (available in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies) and must be submitted to and approved by a committee consisting of the Dean of the School of Humanities, the Provost and/or Vice Provost, and one other appropriate faculty member that the committee selects. This process must be completed before 60 hours of credit is completed.

Concentrations

History Concentration

CHOOSE THREE 

  • HIS 1313 Western Civilization to 1500
  • HIS 1323 Western Civilization, 1500 to Present
  • HIS 2513 United States History to 1877
  • HIS 2523 United States History, 1877 to Present
9
CHOOSE FOUR

  • HIS 2113 Michigan History
  • HIS 3313 The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era
  • HIS 3323 Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • HIS 3423 Globalization and the Developing World
  • HIS 3503 Women in American History
  • HIS 3513 History of American Foreign Relations
  • HIS 3523 Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • HIS 3533 The Early American Republic
  • HIS 3543 The Rise of Industrial America
  • HIS 3553 America in World Crises
  • HIS 3813 Historical Research and Writing
  • HIS 4323 Europe in the Age of World Wars
  • HIS 4333 Europe since 1945
  • HIS 4513 The American Civil War Era
  • HIS 4523 Recent America, 1952 to Present
  • HIS 4613 Selected Topics in History

 

12
HIS 4813 Senior Project in History 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Business Concentration*

ACC 2113 Accounting I 3
ACC 2123 Accounting II 3
CHOOSE ONE

  • BUS 2403 Macroeconomics
  • BUS 2413 Microeconomics
9
BUS 3003 Business Communication 3
BUS 3303 Business Law 3
FIN 3203 Principles of Finance 3
MGT 2603 Principles of Management 3
MKT 2503 Principles of Marketing 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

*For the Business Concentration, the Capstone course must be a part of the second concentration of the Interdisciplinary Studies core.

General Science Concentration

Select one Laboratory Science sequence (another sequence must be included in the General Education core):

  • BIO 1014 AND 1024 Biological Science I and II
  • CHE 1514 AND 1524 College Chemistry I and II
  • PHS 2014 AND 2024 General Physics I and II
8
CHOOSE 16 HOURS:

  • BIO 1124 Zoology
  • BIO 2114 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 2124 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 2224 Introductory Botany and Zoology
  • BIO 3114 Botany
  • BIO 3213 General Ecology
  • BIO 3324 Microbiology
  • BIO 3414 Genetics
  • CHE 2514 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 2524 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 3514 Biochemistry I
  • NSC 1004 Earth Science
  • NSC 2204 Natural Science Field Study
  • PHS 2004 Astronomy
  • NSC 3114 Earth’s Waters
  • NSC 4612 Senior Seminar
  • NSC 4901, 4902, OR 4903 Special Topics in Science
  • Laboratory Science sequence from above
12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

International Studies Concentration*

Minimum of six hours of the same foreign language 6
Six hours of liberal arts taken while participating in an RC GEO international program 6
CHOOSE SIX HOURS FROM: 

  • BIB 4013 Biblical Archaeology
  • BIB 4123 Archaeology of Biblical Tamar in Israel (Fieldwork)
  • BUS 3033 International Business
  • COM 3533 Intercultural Communication
  • HIS 3313 The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era
  • HIS 3323 Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • HIS 4323 Europe in the Age of World Wars
  • HIS 4333 Europe since 1945
6
CHOOSE SIX HOURS FROM:

  • ENG 2413 World Literature Survey
  • ENG 4413 Diversity in American Literature
  • GEO 3113 World Regional Geography
  • HIS 3423 Globalization and the Developing World
  • MIN 2401/2/3 Missions Outreach Internship
  • MUS 3333 World Music
  • PHI 3043 Diversity Seminar
  • PHI 3923 World Religions
6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

*For the International Studies concentration, the Capstone course must be a part of the second concentration of the Interdisciplinary Studies core.

Literature and Writing Concentration

ENG 3513 Critical Writing and Literary Analysis 3
CHOOSE ONE: 

  • ENG 2413 World Literature Survey OR
  • ENG 4413 Diversity in American Literature
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 3213 British Writers to 1800 OR
  • ENG 3223 British Writers, 1800 to Present
3
CHOOSE ONE: 

  • ENG 3313 American Writers to 1865 OR
  • ENG 3323 American Writers, 1865 to Present
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 4203 Shakespeare
  • ENG 4723 Studies in Genre: Fiction
  • ENG 4733 Studies in Genre: Poetry
  • ENG 4743 Studies in Genre: Drama
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 2113 Aspects of the English Language
  • ENG 3613 Introduction to Linguistics
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 3523 Creative Writing (or three semesters of ENG 3521)
  • ENG 4523 Advanced Composition
3
ENG 4533 Senior Writing Project 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Mass Communication Concentration

COM 3013 Communication Theory 3
COM 3513 Small Group Communication  3
COM 3533 Intercultural Communication 3
MED 2013 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
PRN 2613 Introduction to Public Relations 3
MED 3003 Media and Society 3
Choose 6 hours of MED, JRN, PRN courses 6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Literature Concentration

ENG 3513 Critical Writing and Literary Analysis 3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 2413 World Literature Survey OR
  • ENG 4413 Diversity in American Literature
3
 CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 3213 British Writers to 1800 OR
  • ENG 3223 British Writers, 1800 to Present
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 3313 American Writers to 1865 OR
  • ENG 3323 American Writers, 1865 to Present 
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • ENG 4203 Shakespeare
  • ENG 4723 Studies in Genre: Fiction
  • ENG 4733 Studies in Genre: Poetry
  • ENG 4743 Studies in Genre: Drama
3
ENG 4533 Senior Writing Project
6 additional hours of any upper-division ENG literature 6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Mathematics Concentration

MAT 1334 Pre-Calculus 4
MAT 2514 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
MAT 2524 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
MAT 3534 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 4
MAT 3614 Linear Algebra 4
MAT 3624 Differential Equations 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

Students with AP credit in Calculus must take 6 hours of the following: MAT 2233, 2413, 3303, OR 4653.

 

Music Concentration

MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

  • MUS 1203 Music Foundations
  • MUS 1211 Ear Training I
  • MUS 1213 Theory I
                      OR
Pass the theory placement exam, then take:
  • MUS 1211 Ear Training I
  • MUS 1213 Theory I
  • MUS 1221 Ear Training II
  • MUS 1223 Theory II
7-8
CHOOSE 3-4 HOURS:*

  • MUS 1101-1171 Music Ensemble
  • MUS 10X1-40X1 Private Instruction

* Choose 3 if you pass the theory placement exam.

3-4
CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • MUS 3303 History of Western Music Survey
  • MUS 3333 World Music
  • MUS 3343 Music in America
6
CHOOSE 6 HOURS MUE/MUS AT THE 3000 OR 4000 LEVEL:

  • Any musicology courses listed above
  • MUE 3403 Conducting
  • MUE 3423 Production of the School Musical
  • MUE 3603 Technology in Music 
  • MUS 4213 Arranging and Scoring
6
MUS 4601 Senior Seminar in Music 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Performing Arts Concentration*

  • MUS 1203 Music Foundations AND MUS 1213 Theory I OR
  • MUS 1213 Theory I AND MUS 1223 Theory II

(must pass theory placement exam)

6
  • MUE/THE 3423 Production of the School Musical OR
  • THE 2213 Musical Theatre Workshop

 

3
CHOOSE ONE FROM:

  • MUE 3403 Conducting
  • MUE 3603 Technology in Music
  • MUS 3303 History of Western Music Survey
  • MUS 3333 World Music
  • MUS 3343 Music in America
3
THE 1103 Acting I 3
THE 2103 Acting II 3
CHOOSE ONE FROM:

  • THE 3303 History of Western Theatre
  • THE 3413 Design for the Theatre
  • THE 4603 Dramatic Criticism
  • THE 4113 Directing
3
CHOOSE ONE FROM:

  • MUS 4601 Senior Seminar in Music
  • THE 4601 Senior Seminar in Theatre
1
CHOOSE TWO FROM:

  • MUS 10X1 Applied Private Lessons
  • MUS 1101 A Cappella Chorus
  • MUS 1121 Autumn
  • MUS 1161 Community Choral Ensemble
  • MUS 1171 Concert Band
  • THE 1011 Stagecraft
  • THE 1021 Performance Workshop
  • THE 1031 Ensemble Acting
  • THE 1041 Production Practicum
  • THE 1051 Design Practicum
2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

*If Music is the student’s other concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the student must take 3 additional hours of ensemble and/or applied music and 3 additional hours in upper division music courses to complete the Music concentration.
*If Theatre is the student’s other concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the student may elect to take ENG 4203 Shakespeare and/or an additional 3 hours in THE 1011, 1021, 1031, or 1041 as part of the 18- hour block of core courses in the Theatre concentration.

Professional Writing Concentration

ENG 2113 Aspects of the English Language 3
ENG 3513 Critical Writing and Literary Analysis 3
ENG 3523 Creative Writing (or three semesters of ENG 3521) 3
ENG 3613 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 4523 Advanced Composition 3
ENG 4533 Senior Writing Project 3
JRN 2513 Media Writing 3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • PRN 2613 Introduction to Public Relations
  • PRN 3513 Public Relations Writing and Visual Design
3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Pre-Law Concentration

BUS 3303 Business Law 3
HIS 3533 Early American Republic 3
MED 4113 Media Law 3
POS 2023 Introduction to the American Legal System 3
POS 2043 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
POS 4013 American Constitutional Law 3
POS 4213 Substantive Criminal Law 3
POS 4913 Directed Legal Research 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Pre-Med Concentration

BIO 1014/1024 Biological Science I & II 8
BIO 2114/2124 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8
BIO 3324 Microbiology 4
BIO 3414 Genetics 4
CHE 1514/1524 College Chemistry I & II 8
CHE 2514/2524 Organic Chemistry I & II 8
PHS 2014/2024 General Physics I & II 8
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 48

MAT 2414 Calculus I (recommended for Pre-Med Concentration)

Psychology Concentration

PSY 2013 General Psychology 3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • PSY 2113 Psychology of Adjustment
  • PSY 2223 Life Span Development
3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • PSY 3013 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 3093 History and Systems of Psychology 
3
PSY 3033 Abnormal Psychology 3
CHOOSE FOUR COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING (at least three must be PSY; at least two must be upper division):

  • Any PSY (9-12 hours) OR
  • Choose one from SOC 2013, 2023, 2033, SWK 2013, 3003, 3103
12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Pre-Physician’s Assistant

BIO 1014 Biological Science I 4
BIO 2114/2124 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8
BIO 2313 Nutrition 3
BIO 3324 Microbiology 4
CHE 1514/1524 College Chemistry I & II 8
CHE 2514 Organic Chemistry I 4
PSY 2013 General Psychology OR PSY 2223 Life Span Development 3
MAT 1334 Pre-Calculus (MAT 2514 Calculus I suggested) 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 38

*Depending on PA school, a 3000 level Physiology course may also be required.

 

Religion Concentration

BIB 3000 or above textual course 6
BIB 2983 Biblical Interpretation 3
CHOOSE ONE:

  • THL 3793 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition I
  • THL 3893 Special Topics in Historical Theology
3
  THL 4003 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition II 3
Choose 9 hours from any MIN or THL 9
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

 

Theatre Concentration

NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • THE 1011 Stagecraft
  • THE 1021 Performance Workshop
  • THE 1031 Ensemble Acting
  • THE 1041 Production Practicum
  • THE 1051 Design Practicum
3
CHOOSE SIX FROM:

  • THE 1103 Acting I
  • THE 2103 Acting II
  • THE 2113 Technical Theatre
  • THE 2213 Musical Theatre Workshop
  • THE 3113 Theatre for Young Audiences
  • THE 3303 History of Western Theatre
  • THE 3413 Design for the Theatre
  • THE 3423 Production of the School Musical
  • THE 4603 Dramatic Criticism
  • THE 4113 Directing
  • THE 4143 Theatre and the Christian Faith
  • THE 4613 Special Topics in Theatre
  • THE 4893 Theatre Internship

 

18
HIS 4813 Senior Project in Theatre 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 24

Courses

Course descriptions in disciplines other than history, humanities, information literacy, philosophy and political science are found in the respective section of that discipline.

HIS—HISTORY

HIS 1313 Western Civilization To 1500
Examines important events, people, institutions, and ideas in the foundations of Western civilization. Includes the ancient Near East; Greece; Rome; the spread and influence of Christianity; the Byzantine and Islamic empires; Medieval Europe; and the Renaissance.

HIS 1323 Western Civilization, 1500 To Present
Examines Western development from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Major themes and topics include European overseas empires, religious reform, and warfare; the rise of science and reason; the French Revolutionary era; capitalist, socialist, and nationalist ideologies; industrialization; World Wars; the Cold War; decolonization; and globalization.

HIS 2113 Michigan History
Significant events and people in the state’s history from European settlement to the present.

HIS 2513 United States History To 1877
Surveys American political, economic, social, cultural, and ideological development from colonization through Reconstruction. Includes European settlement and the Atlantic World; the American Revolution, Constitution, and early national debates; democratic and territorial expansion; slavery and the origins, course, and aftermath of the Civil War.

HIS 2523 United States History,1877 To Present
Surveys American political, economic, social, cultural, and ideological development from the post- Reconstruction period to the present. Topics include the impact of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, rising power, world wars, prosperity, and depression; the Cold War; computers; and globalization.

HIS 3313 The French Revolution And Napoleonic Era
Examines the origins, development, and impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire, among the great transforming periods in Western history, highlighting institutional, ideological, and social change. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3323 Nineteenth-Century Europe
Examines political, economic, ideological, social, cultural, and technological developments in Europe from 1815 to World War I. Topics include the Industrial Revolution and its effects, liberalism and democracy, socialism, nationalism, and imperialism. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3423 Globalization And The Developing World
Evaluates patterns of political, social, religious, and economic development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Regional case studies focus on flashpoints within each realm and possible solutions to bring the regions into the global community. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3503 Women In American History
Traces the status and contributions of women in each of the major eras of American history. Examines the roles of leaders and pioneers as well as the changing legal, political, and socio-economic status of the majority of American women, including minorities, and the struggles for suffrage and equality. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3513 History Of American Foreign Relations
Reviews major ideas, episodes, personalities, institutions, and interpretations of American foreign policy and diplomacy from the founding era to the present. Includes issues relating to the Revolutionary War and the early republic; expansionism; the Civil War; imperialism; world conflicts; the Cold War; and globalization. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3523 Colonial And Revolutionary America
Examines the colonial heritage and founding of the United States. Major topics include European colonization; English colonial politics, societies, and cultures; the Atlantic commercial system; immigration and slavery; imperial relations; the War for Independence; and the establishment of the Constitution. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3533 The Early American Republic
Examines developments in the first decades of the United States under the Constitution, including the establishment of the new federal government, political culture, and the rise of parties; the Jeffersonian triumph; the War of 1812; early constitutional issues; the Market Revolution; revivalism and reform; the rise of Jacksonian democracy; slavery and federalism; Manifest Destiny; and the war with Mexico. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3543 The Rise Of Industrial America
A study of major developments relating to the dramatic technological, economic, geographic, and demographic changes in post-Reconstruction America. With emphasis on debates over the proper role of government, topics include western expansion; the rise of big business; Gilded Age politics; urbanization and immigration; labor and Populist movements; imperialism; Progressivism; and the modern presidency. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3553 America In World Crises
Overviews the major twentieth-century upheavals that brought the United States into a dominant position in the world theater and transformed its political and social landscape. Closely examines the First World War and the peace; the “Roaring Twenties;” the Depression and New Deal; World War II; and the onset of the Cold War. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 3813 Historical Research And Writing
An introduction to upper-level historical study that examines the history, nature, sources, and methods of historical investigation and writing. Includes guided practice and a major research paper to reinforce learned concepts and skills. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 4323 Europe In The Age Of World Wars
Examines major events, ideas, individuals, and institutions in an era of total war, the most destructive in human history. Includes the origins, major features, and consequences of World War I and the peace; theBolshevik Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union; interwar economics, diplomacy, science, philosophy, art and culture; the struggles of democracy and the rise of fascism; the nature and culture of Nazi Germany; and the onset, course, and consequences of World War II. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 4333 Europe Since 1945
Surveys the divergent paths of Western and Eastern European nations in the Cold War era and the opportunities and challenges presented by the fall of European communism. Includes post-World War II recovery and reconstruction; the onset of the “Iron Curtain” and Cold War; decolonization; the European Union project; national politics, societies, and cultures; the collapse of communist regimes; resurgent nationalism and the Yugoslav wars; and the challenges of globalization. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 4513 The American Civil War Era
Examines the origins, course, and aftermath of the Civil War with emphasis on the political, cultural, economic, racial, and religious contexts of secession; the presidency of Lincoln; major military campaigns; Reconstruction efforts; and the role of the war in American memory and identity. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 4523 Recent America, 1952 To Present
Examines American politics, economy, society, and culture in both the Cold War and post-Cold War periods. Major topics include Cold War diplomacy, politics, and economics; American affluence and the Great Society; the Civil Rights movement; Vietnam and Sixties protest; Nixon, Watergate, and Stagflation; the Reagan Revolution; Nineties prosperity, the rise of the Internet Age, and culture wars; and post-9/11 challenges. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

HIS 4613 Selected Topics In History
Special history topics chosen by student or instructor. PR: PI.

HIS 4813 Senior Project In History
Capstone course for the History concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies. Supervised research project on a selected historical problem, culminating in a formal paper and presentation. PR: HIS 3813 and PI.

HUM — HUMANITIES

HUM 2003 Appreciation Of The Arts
Examines the elements, forms, and styles of music, theatre, film, and visual art. Students experience the arts through performance and other forms of creative engagement.

HUM 2103 Introduction To The Arts And Sciences
An introduction to the major academic disciplines through the reading of scholarly articles from each discipline and through discussions and interviews with faculty from these disciplines. Students write an interdisciplinary research paper and a personal/ academic/career plan.

INF—INFORMATION LITERACY

INF 1011 Information Literacy
Introduces college level critical thinking and research skills which form the basis of information literacy. Includes practice in the planning and implementation of research, Internet and library database searching, evaluating websites, citing sources, and understanding and avoiding plagiarism.

PHI—PHILOSOPHY

PHI 2013 Introduction To Philosophy
Introduction to philosophers and philosophical ideas and exploration of the value and contribution of philosophy. Explores the ways that philosophy relates to and undergirds other disciplines, including religious studies, social studies, political and economic theory, and science.

PHI 2023 Logic
Focuses on how to differentiate good arguments from bad with a two-sided approach: (1) analysis and classification of fallacies and (2) analysis and construction of valid arguments. Both Aristotelian and symbolic logic are studied. May satisfy the General Education math requirement for some Humanities majors.

PHI 2933 Introduction To Ethics
Introduces students to the basic categories and ideas in the field of ethics; develops a greater knowledge of the biblical and historical materials that inform moral discussion; develops skills with moral arguments found in contemporary (and historical) discussions of ethical concerns. PR: Sophomore status.

PHI 2943 Ethics For Health Care Workers
Introduces students to principles and methods of moral reasoning. Issues specific to medical decision-making are explored in depth, including end-of-life issues, choices in reproduction, children and bioethics, etc. Designed primarily for pre-health care majors but can also fulfill the General Education requirements for Moral and Philosophic Reasoning. Equivalent to PHI 2933. PR: Sophomore status.

PHI 3013 Human Nature
An interdisciplinary class with professors from different fields (such as philosophy, psychology, political theory, and theology) considering the topics of human nature and destiny from the perspectives of their different fields. PR: Sophomore status.

PHI 3023 Philosophy Of Religion
A selection of philosophical explorations related to religion and religious faith, such as the relationships between faith and reason, religion and science, good and evil, and different religions. PR: Sophomore status.

PHI 3043 Diversity Seminar
A seminar, typically team taught, on a selected topic relating to issues of diversity such as race relations, non-Western studies, and multicultural dialog. Provides opportunities to study, experience, and practice diversity. PR: Sophomore status, PHI 2013, and PHI 3923.

PHI 3923 World Religions
A discussion of major world religions, beginning with “Basic” religions and covering Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions. Places Christianity in the global religious context and discusses fruitful perspectives for understanding different religious systems. Course fee. PR: ENG 1123.

PHI 3933 Philosophy Seminar
A seminar offered with a rotating series of advanced topics from the field of philosophy (such as Plato, Aristotle, Modern Philosophy, Existentialism, and African Philosophy) with the opportunity for students to develop heightened levels of critical thinking skills, philosophical discernment, and writing ability. Includes primary readings, reflective and research oriented writing assignments, and seminar-type class discussions. PR: PHI 2013.

PHI 4813 Senior Project In Interdisciplinary Studies
Preparation of a major research project in the area or areas of the student’s interdisciplinary concentrations. PR Senior status and PI.

POS—POLITICAL SCIENCE

POS 2013 National Government
An introduction to the political dynamics and capital constitutional bases of the American government. Examines the three branches as they act in concert and in conflict. Several models of decision-making are covered.

POS 2023 Introduction To The American Legal System
State and federal courts; the Constitution, statutes, and administrative rules as sources of law; jurisdiction and avenues of appeal in both civil and criminal cases. Students read and brief current and landmark cases.

POS 2043 Criminal Law And Procedure
Major constitutional issues in criminal law and how individual rights are protected in the system. Discusses complex legal issues in the administration of criminal justice in the United States and critical analysis of demands on modern criminal justice agencies and practitioners.

POS 3013 The U.S. In The Modern World
Includes world changes as a result of WWII and the end of the Cold War, the role and impact of the U.S. on world trade and the new global economy, goals and problems of the United Nations, and the struggle for civil rights of women and people of color in the U.S. Emphasizes the ability to engage in library and Internet research and to communicate integrated lessons employing audio/visual and computer technology. This course is built upon key features of K-12 methodology. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

POS 4013 American Constitutional Law
Constitutional basis and dynamics of the Supreme Court’s lawmaking power. Students read and brief landmark cases. A research paper outlines major constitutional cases regarding abortion, civil rights, or presidential powers. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

POS 4213 Substantive Criminal Law
Roots of society’s relation to the law and historical and philosophical concepts. Details statutory and case law. PR: Sophomore status or PI.

POS 4913 Directed Legal Research
Emphasizes research of important legal issues. Under the direction of the professor, students prepare legal briefs and documents of their custom-made topics and present an oral and written report of their work at the annual Academic Symposium. PR: Senior status and PI.

Faculty

Faculty teaching in disciplines other than history, humanities, information literacy, philosophy and political science are listed in the respective sections of that discipline.