Signature Work

The Signature Work experience advances the mission of St. Thomas by asking upper-class students to integratively engage with a topic that is relevant to the mission, convictions, and vision of St. Thomas. This experience is intended to be a culmination of students’ time at St. Thomas: Students showcase their ability to integrate and consciously reflect on their learning from across their years at St. Thomas in an interdisciplinary manner.

The St. Thomas Signature Work experience addresses the Integrative and Applied Learning aspects of the American Association of College and Universities’ (AAC&U) Essential Learning Outcomes. Signature Work focuses on “synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies” as “demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems” (Paul Gaston, General Education & Liberal Learning, 2010, p. 9). Culminating experiences such as Signature Work are listed by the AAC&U as high-impact practices.

Students must have already completed 80 credits of course work before taking a Signature Work Course.

A student’s major may require a specific course which satisfies the Signature Work requirement. However, if a student’s major does not require a specific Signature Work course, a student must take a Signature Work course in another field of their choosing.

A Signature Work course may also meet another (any other) core requirement.

Students must take one course:

Some sections of a course may carry the Signature Work flag while others do not. Students should use ClassFinder to determine which course sections satisfy the Signature Work requirement in the term for which you are completing the requirement. 

Spring 2024 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ACCT 410 - 01 Advanced Accounting M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

21979 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ozer Asdemir

The special accounting considerations of consolidated financial statements are considered in depth. Additional topics include foreign operations, partnerships, governments, and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: ACCT 312 and senior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ACCT 410 - 02 Advanced Accounting M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

21980 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ozer Asdemir

The special accounting considerations of consolidated financial statements are considered in depth. Additional topics include foreign operations, partnerships, governments, and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: ACCT 312 and senior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARTH 301 - 01 Signature Work: Pacific Art See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21884 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Gretchen M. Burau

ARTH 301 is a signature work course in art history.  Topics vary from section to section, but all art history Signature Work courses focus on interdisciplinary perspectives in the field of art history, the integration of learning, and the relevance of our work as art historians to the university’s mission. The various sections focus on an gaining an understanding of art through a careful exploration of the historical, social, and cultural context of its production. This course calls upon students to reflect on knowledge they have built throughout their academic careers and to explore and integrate their learning in an interdisciplinary fashion. Prerequisites: 4 credits in ARTH coursework and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 4141215-1320M - W - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - F - -
BCOM 435 - D01 Mgmt Priorities and BCOM M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 229

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 229

Course Registration Number:

21992 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael C. Porter

This course is designed to develop greater insight into the relationship between communicators and management and leadership. By understanding the mindset of senior leaders and managers through a series of texts, case histories, articles, and classroom discussion, students will develop an understanding of the many variables and considerations linking communication strategy to organizational in decision making. In addition to understanding the mindset and priorities of senior leadership and management, students will learn and review a variety of communications strategies and tactics that can be employed to best meet the unique needs of a situation and thereby effectively contribute to communication necessary to organizational success, as seen by senior level leadership. Prerequisite: Senior standing, MKTG 201 & 320, plus one JOUR/DIMA/STCM 2XX or higher.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 328 - 01 Envr. Toxicology & Health - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 257

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OWS 257

Course Registration Number:

20622 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Dalma Martinovic, Jennifer M. Illig

There is increasing public interest and concern over the connections between environmental quality and human health. This course will explore these connections by providing an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of environmental toxicology- the study of the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the environment on living organisms, including humans. Topics will cover global and local problems including issues of environmental justice and future approaches to sustainably mitigate the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: (BIOL 101 OR 102 OR 105 OR 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209) OR ESCI 310 OR PUBH 300   OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 368 OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 361 OR Completion or co-enrollment in CISC 260 OR CISC 360 OR STAT 320 OR STAT 333 OR ECON 315 OR Permission of the instructor plus 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 328 - 51 Envr.Toxicology and Health/Lab See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

20623 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Dalma Martinovic, Jennifer M. Illig

There is increasing public interest and concern over the connections between environmental quality and human health. This course will explore these connections by providing an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of environmental toxicology- the study of the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the environment on living organisms, including humans. Topics will cover global and local problems including issues of environmental justice and future approaches to sustainably mitigate the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: (BIOL 101 OR 102 OR 105 OR 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209) OR ESCI 310 OR PUBH 300   OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 368 OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 361 OR Completion or co-enrollment in CISC 260 OR CISC 360 OR STAT 320 OR STAT 333 OR ECON 315 OR Permission of the instructor plus 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OWS 3790800-120014 Feb '24
VSP 1-21 Feb '24
OWS 3790800-120028 Feb '24
VSP 1-06 Mar '24
OWS 3790800-120013 Mar '24
VSP 1-20 Mar '24
OWS 3790800-120003 Apr '24
VSP 1-10 Apr '24
OWS 3790800-120017 Apr '24
VSP 1-24 Apr '24
OWS 3790800-120001 May '24
OWS 3790800-120008 May '24
VSP 1-15 May '24
BIOL 328 - 52 Envr.Toxicology and Health/Lab See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

20626 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Dalma Martinovic, Jennifer M. Illig

There is increasing public interest and concern over the connections between environmental quality and human health. This course will explore these connections by providing an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of environmental toxicology- the study of the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the environment on living organisms, including humans. Topics will cover global and local problems including issues of environmental justice and future approaches to sustainably mitigate the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: (BIOL 101 OR 102 OR 105 OR 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209) OR ESCI 310 OR PUBH 300   OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 368 OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 361 OR Completion or co-enrollment in CISC 260 OR CISC 360 OR STAT 320 OR STAT 333 OR ECON 315 OR Permission of the instructor plus 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OWS 3791335-173514 Feb '24
VSP 1-21 Feb '24
OWS 3791335-173528 Feb '24
VSP 1-06 Mar '24
OWS 3791335-173513 Mar '24
VSP 1-20 Mar '24
OWS 3791335-173503 Apr '24
VSP 1-10 Apr '24
OWS 3791335-173517 Apr '24
VSP 1-24 Apr '24
OWS 3791335-173501 May '24
OWS 3791335-173508 May '24
VSP 1-15 May '24
BIOL 328 - 53 Envr.Toxicology and Health/Lab See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21438 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Dalma Martinovic, Jennifer M. Illig

There is increasing public interest and concern over the connections between environmental quality and human health. This course will explore these connections by providing an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of environmental toxicology- the study of the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the environment on living organisms, including humans. Topics will cover global and local problems including issues of environmental justice and future approaches to sustainably mitigate the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: (BIOL 101 OR 102 OR 105 OR 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209) OR ESCI 310 OR PUBH 300   OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 368 OR Completion or co-enrollment in ENGR 361 OR Completion or co-enrollment in CISC 260 OR CISC 360 OR STAT 320 OR STAT 333 OR ECON 315 OR Permission of the instructor plus 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OWS 3791330-173015 Feb '24
VSP 1-22 Feb '24
OWS 3791330-173029 Feb '24
VSP 1-07 Mar '24
OWS 3791330-173014 Mar '24
VSP 1-21 Mar '24
OWS 3791330-173004 Apr '24
VSP 1-11 Apr '24
OWS 3791330-173018 Apr '24
VSP 1-25 Apr '24
OWS 3791330-173002 May '24
OWS 3791330-173009 May '24
VSP 1-16 May '24
BIOL 484 - 01 Complex Issues in Human Health See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21783 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Jennifer M. Illig

Investigation of selected problems in biology at an advanced level, involving student presentations based on the primary literature. The subject will vary and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule.. These courses may, with approval of the department chair, be used to fulfill the 400-level requirement for the major. Prerequisite: Upper-class standing and permission of the instructor and 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OSS LL181330-1510- T - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
CHEM 320 - D02 SW: Instrumental Analysis - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 469

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OWS 469

Course Registration Number:

22753 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Victoria C. Ewbank-Popescu

Principles and techniques of operation of modern chemical instrumentation not covered in CHEM 300. Topics include the capabilities, limitations and data interpretation of advanced optical spectroscopies (luminescence, Raman, etc.), voltammetry, potentiometry, differential scanning calorimetry, thermal gravimetric analysis and mass spectrometry. Fundamentals of signal processing, basic circuitry and optical components are also included. The laboratory consists of both structured exercises and a student designed project and report based on an industrial problem or on an analysis problem of interest to the student. Lecture plus four hours of lab each week. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, 300

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CISC 480 - D01 Senior Capstone M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 428

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OSS 428

Course Registration Number:

20696 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ryan Hardt

The senior capstone course provides computer science majors the opportunity to integrate the knowledge that they have gained from across the curriculum. Students will work in groups to design, document, and implement a large-sized software project. During this process, students will be exposed to programming team organization, software development practices, as well as tools that facilitate the development of software systems. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a minimum grade of C- or better in: CISC 350, CISC 340, and CISC 380 (which 380 may be taken concurrently)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CISC 480 - D02 Senior Capstone M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OSS 428

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OSS 428

Course Registration Number:

21466 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ryan Hardt

The senior capstone course provides computer science majors the opportunity to integrate the knowledge that they have gained from across the curriculum. Students will work in groups to design, document, and implement a large-sized software project. During this process, students will be exposed to programming team organization, software development practices, as well as tools that facilitate the development of software systems. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a minimum grade of C- or better in: CISC 350, CISC 340, and CISC 380 (which 380 may be taken concurrently)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COMM 480 - L01 Capstone: Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

21302 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bernard J. Armada

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisite: senior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
DATA 400 - 01 Data Analytics Capstone - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 305K

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 305K

Course Registration Number:

21856 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

This seminar is designed to fulfill the senior capstone experience in Data Analytics. It brings together students from all domain areas to fine-tune their data communication skills, broaden their understanding of data analytics, and produce a portfolio of work. The seminar primarily focuses on the communication and dissemination of data analytic work, which may vary by domain. This course should be completed in the final Spring semester prior to graduation. Prerequisites: Senior standing, DATA 200, COMM 100, and one of the following: STAT 320, STAT 333, or ECON 315. 

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
DIMA 480 - D01 Digital Media for Common Good M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 SCC 238

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCC 238

Course Registration Number:

21157 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Yayu Feng

This class represents the culmination of learning in the program and provides a capstone involving the planning and creation of a large-scale digital media project within the student's area of emphasis and a professional demo reel or portfolio, including components dealing with the ethical responsibilities of media producers and how the student’s work reflects those responsibilities. It is required of all majors. Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
DIMA 480 - D02 Digital Media for Common Good M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 SCC 238

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

SCC 238

Course Registration Number:

23033 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Yayu Feng

This class represents the culmination of learning in the program and provides a capstone involving the planning and creation of a large-scale digital media project within the student's area of emphasis and a professional demo reel or portfolio, including components dealing with the ethical responsibilities of media producers and how the student’s work reflects those responsibilities. It is required of all majors. Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EDUC 431 - 01 Learning Design with Tech See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22391 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lanise Block

This course examines learning theories, philosophies and their implications on the use of technology, as well as the history and development of learning technologies. Additionally, students will examine current trends and future challenges in education technology. Students will learn a variety of learning technologies and advocate sound integration of technology into curriculum. Issues on the design, development, and implementation of technology will be discussed. Students will integrate learning technologies into their curriculum planning in the specific content areas that address student needs and meet with the technology or content standards. As a capstone project, students will develop a portfolio to reflect upon the knowledge and skills acquired through their major. Prerequisites: EDUC 460 or 463, which can be taken concurrently, and 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
-- - - - - - -
1015-111510 Feb '24
1015-111509 Mar '24
1015-111504 May '24
ENGL 317 - W01 Writing for Health/Human Sci See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21928 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Katlynne A. Davis

This course focuses on the rhetorical principles and writing practices necessary for producing effective documents and materials within human health and medical contexts. Students will gain experience producing such genres as patient information materials, personal statements, reviews, and reports. Readings will include scientific, academic, and popular texts as well as digital sources. The curriculum is informed by collaborative work with faculty members in health and science fields as well as current research in rhetoric and professional writing. Although this course is most relevant for students in the College for Health, the School of Nursing, and students pursuing a narrative medicine minor or postgraduate careers in health and medicine, no specific medical knowledge is required to take this course. This course satisfies a Signature Work requirement and a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or 190, or transfer equivalent and 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 3050935-1040M - W - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
ENGL 405 - D01 Advanced Creative Writing See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

20375 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Salvatore P. Pane

This advanced course will focus on the student’s development of a substantial body of work in a chosen genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Students will review their previous writing, do further exploration of a chosen genre, and produce significant new work in that genre. Reading will include theoretical and creative texts. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 321 or 322 or 323 or permission of instructor based on examination of a portfolio, and 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MHC 2061525-1700M - - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
ENGL 481 - D01 Dark Nature:Ecogothic Amer Lit - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 301

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

22293 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

The wallpaper in The Yellow Wallpaper looks like mushrooms. Frederick Douglass repeatedly compares a specific despair he felt while enslaved to being trapped in the earth. The falling Usher mansion gets swallowed by a lake in Poe’s famous story. While none of these well-known texts have been considered "nature writing," ecocriticism has recently introduced a concept of the "ecogothic" to account for such moments where nature gets linked to fear and anxiety, violence and horror. It’s argued that the ecogothic dread is born not just of the desire to survive and to thrive in a hostile, outdoor environment, but of something far more sinister. That is, a desire to more than thrive, a desire for control over other things, other beings, and ultimately other human beings. With this in mind and some help from geography, history, and Black and queer ecocriticism, we will look at how an idea of "the natural world" as well as binaries like self/other, human/animal, and living/dead were forged not merely alongside but with those of race, gender, and sexuality. Our literary focus will be American and transnational literary texts of the long 19th century that wrestle with and resist these dark desires and may include narratives of captivity and enslavement like Mary Prince’s, short stories by the likes of Poe, Hawthorne, and Chesnutt, and even the work of authors seemingly enchanted by nature such as Dickinson and Thoreau. This course satisfies a Signature Work requirement, a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement, a WAC Writing in the Discipline requirement, and an early American Literature requirement for English majors. Prerequisite: Five English courses at or beyond ENGL 211, including ENGL 280, or instructor permission for all other majors/minors.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 482 - D01 Capstone Sem: Pre-Prof Emph See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21931 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Olga L. Herrera

As a capstone seminar, English 482 is designed to synthesize the intellectual and the professional elements of the English major—to bridge the gap between academia and the public sphere and help students use the knowledge and skills acquired within the English major to enter the conversation of the next stage of their lives. Through discussion, reading, writing, and individualized research, the seminar engages students in a focused exploration of their career aspirations. Each student will conduct research and write a substantial essay, apply their findings for different rhetorical situations, and produce reflective writing on their intellectual development and vocational goals. This course satisfies the Signature Work requirement and a WAC Writing in the Discipline requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of five English courses at or beyond ENGL 211, including ENGL 280; or, for non-majors, permission of the instructor. NOTE: ENGL 482 is cross-listed with LABM 333--there are nine seats on the English side and three seats on the Liberal Arts in Business side.  

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
JRC 2221215-1320M - W - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
ENTR 450 - 01 Entr:Management/Strategy - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 233

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

22064 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Julel M. Porter

[This course will be delivered in a Prof + Prof model. For more information on the professional co-teaching the course, click here.] This is the Entrepreneurship Concentration capstone course. This course builds upon previous coursework, drawing together critical concepts including opportunity identification, business modeling, financial modeling, and market/industry research skills. Through lecture, case discussion, and extensive use of the Hotwash Process, students polish their critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The primary deliverable is a Fundable Business Plan. Prerequisites: ENTR 100 or 200 or 260; and ENTR 250 or 350; and ENTR 370; and BUSN 202 or CISC 200 and 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENTR 450 - 02 Entr:Management/Strategy - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 233

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

22065 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Julel M. Porter

[This course will be delivered in a Prof + Prof model. For more information on the professional co-teaching the course, click here.] This is the Entrepreneurship Concentration capstone course. This course builds upon previous coursework, drawing together critical concepts including opportunity identification, business modeling, financial modeling, and market/industry research skills. Through lecture, case discussion, and extensive use of the Hotwash Process, students polish their critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The primary deliverable is a Fundable Business Plan. Prerequisites: ENTR 100 or 200 or 260; and ENTR 250 or 350; and ENTR 370; and BUSN 202 or CISC 200 and 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENVR 401 - D01 Field Seminar - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCC 224

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCC 224

Course Registration Number:

20207 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anthony J. Siebenaler-Ransom

A capstone course that combines field experience with classroom seminar. Student teams will conduct collaborative broadly interdisciplinary analyses of selected environmental problems. Field-based projects are chosen by the students in consultation with course instructor. Classroom seminars are used for exchange of information between teams and for discussion of readings pertinent to individual research projects or, more broadly, to the interdisciplinary character of environmental problem-solving. Each team produces a major paper that examines the selected problems through humanities, natural-science and social-science lenses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ESCI 430 - D01 Senior Research Seminar M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCC 224

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

SCC 224

Course Registration Number:

20543 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Rebecca K. Forgrave

This course is designed to fulfill the senior capstone experience in Environmental Science. It brings together students from all the environmental science concentrations (biology, chemistry, and geology) to complete interdisciplinary research projects where students can integrate the knowledge gained in their distinct, yet complementary disciplinary tracks. The course will be a mix of research and seminar format designed to give students significant opportunities to practice the methods of scholarship and modes of communication used by environmental scientists. This course should be completed in the final Spring semester prior to graduation. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: ESCI 310 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ESCI 430 - D51 Senior Research Seminar LAB M - - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OSS 120

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

21220 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

This course is designed to fulfill the senior capstone experience in Environmental Science. It brings together students from all the environmental science concentrations (biology, chemistry, and geology) to complete interdisciplinary research projects where students can integrate the knowledge gained in their distinct, yet complementary disciplinary tracks. The course will be a mix of research and seminar format designed to give students significant opportunities to practice the methods of scholarship and modes of communication used by environmental scientists. This course should be completed in the final Spring semester prior to graduation. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: ESCI 310 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 449 - D01 Research Seminar - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 ARC 204

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

21570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to teach research methodology specific to the field of Exercise Science. Students are required to engage in hands-on research focused on an area of interest in the field of Exercise Science. Students will learn research skills, through locating primary literature sources, formulating a research question, conducting an original research study, and presenting it in several formats. Prerequisite: EXSC 211, 326, 332

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
EXSC 449 - D02 Research Seminar - - - R - - - 1330 - 1510 ARC 204

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

21653 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

John A. Korak

This course is designed to teach research methodology specific to the field of Exercise Science. Students are required to engage in hands-on research focused on an area of interest in the field of Exercise Science. Students will learn research skills, through locating primary literature sources, formulating a research question, conducting an original research study, and presenting it in several formats. Prerequisite: EXSC 211, 326, 332

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 350 - 01 Topics: The Business of Film See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22535 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

Contemporary Issues in Film surveys a topic of particular relevance for students near the culmination of their coursework in Film Studies. The course focuses on issues of diversity, creative expression, and unique perspectives in Film Studies and how these unique voices contribute to our understanding of The Common Good. Students will expand their knowledge of Film Studies and they will incorporate disciplinary tools from Film Studies and at least one other academic. discipline, which they will apply to the study of creative production in film. Students will apply knowledge from coursework in multiple disciplines, they will expand their analytical abilities by learning about new films and writing about them, and they will create a portfolio of work that is representative of their learning. Contemporary Issues that will serve as the focus of each course offering may include American Independent Cinema; Masters of Style: Great Directors; and Diverse Perspectives in Film. Prerequisites: FILM 200 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BEC LL191540-1715M - - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
FINC 430 - 01 Financial Intermediaries - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 238

Course Registration Number:

22093 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David O. Vang

Concepts, practices and organization for financial management of various financial intermediaries. Asset-liabilities management, duration, swaps, hedges and other concepts will be covered. Banks will be the primary area for study, but the course also will look at other institutions including insurance, funds and thrifts. The course will be based on text, lectures, guest speakers, computer modeling, a bank simulation and examination. Prerequisites: FINC 324 or FINC 325; ECON 251 and ECON 252; MATH 109 or 111 or 113; And 80 completed credits.

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FINC 430 - 02 Financial Intermediaries - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 238

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MCH 238

Course Registration Number:

22094 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David O. Vang

Concepts, practices and organization for financial management of various financial intermediaries. Asset-liabilities management, duration, swaps, hedges and other concepts will be covered. Banks will be the primary area for study, but the course also will look at other institutions including insurance, funds and thrifts. The course will be based on text, lectures, guest speakers, computer modeling, a bank simulation and examination. Prerequisites: FINC 324 or FINC 325; ECON 251 and ECON 252; MATH 109 or 111 or 113; And 80 completed credits.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FINC 440 - 01 Sec Analy & Portfolio Mgmt - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 238

Course Registration Number:

22095 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sergey S. Barabanov

[This course will be delivered in a Prof + Prof model. A St. Thomas faculty member will co-teach the class with a seasoned executive leader.] This course will cover knowledge and develop skills necessary to carry out prudent and in-depth analysis of investments and create investment portfolio. The major topics covered include portfolio theory, macroeconomic analysis, industry analysis, financial statement analysis, company analysis, valuation models, creating investment policy statement, asset allocation, professional money management and portfolio strategies, and portfolio performance evaluation. The course also includes discussions of most recent developments in the investments industry. Students will apply course concepts to the analysis of actual companies and present their analysis and recommendations to investment professionals. Prerequisites: FINC 325, ECON 251 and ECON 252. Note: Students who receive credit for FINC 440 may not receive credit for FINC 445 or FINC 446

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FINC 450 - 01 Int'l Financial Management M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 109

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 109

Course Registration Number:

22097 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John A. Spry

The management of foreign and multinational financial operations. On the basis of international finance theory, students will learn foreign exchange risk management, foreign investment analysis, the financing of foreign operations, comparative accounting, international banking and international tax management. Prerequisites: FINC 324; MATH 109 or 111 or 113; ECON 251 and ECON 252.

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FINC 480 - 01 Strategic Finance - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

22098 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mufaddal H. Baxamusa

Building on the finance theory learned in prior courses, this course focuses on financial strategies for a broad range of finance issues faced by corporations including capital budgeting, capital raising, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. This is an applied, case-based course the students will be engaged in extensive case analysis, discussion, and presentations to develop and refine analytical skills. Prerequisites: FINC 324; MATH 109 or 111 or 113; ECON 251 and ECON 252.

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FINC 480 - 02 Strategic Finance - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 116

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MCH 116

Course Registration Number:

22099 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mufaddal H. Baxamusa

Building on the finance theory learned in prior courses, this course focuses on financial strategies for a broad range of finance issues faced by corporations including capital budgeting, capital raising, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. This is an applied, case-based course the students will be engaged in extensive case analysis, discussion, and presentations to develop and refine analytical skills. Prerequisites: FINC 324; MATH 109 or 111 or 113; ECON 251 and ECON 252.

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HLTH 420 - 01 Lifestyle Change & Hlth Prom - - - - - - - - VSP 1

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

VSP 1

Course Registration Number:

21313 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Angelica E. Koch

This course will examine health behavior change theories and individual, social, political, organizational, environmental, cultural, technological and economic factors influencing health behavior. Through literature review, case studies and role play exercises, students will identify and utilize evidence-based behavior change interventions to promote positive behavior change. Additionally, students will apply behavior change theories and foundations in developing a behavior modification plan, practicing health coaching, and delivering health information and support. Prerequisites: HLTH 250 or PUBH 220 or instructor approval.

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JOUR 480 - D01 Journalism and Media Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCC 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCC 238

Course Registration Number:

21163 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark R. Neuzil

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront professionals in journalism and other fields of mass media, and their audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair.

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LABM 333 - D01 Liberal Arts Business Studies See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22409 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Olga L. Herrera

In accord with the Renaissance Program's commitment to foster the integration of theoretical and practical learning, the design of this course is to promote the investigation of some theme or problem having a particularly interdisciplinary focus. This course will rely upon concepts and models stemming from both theoretical and practical sources in an attempt to further integrate aspects of these distinct branches of higher learning. Among the types of issues or topics that could fall within the scope of this course are: the meaning and value of work; the nature and place of technology; the relationship of individual to community; views of self - as worker and theoretician; models and parameters of authority. Prerequisites: 80 completed credits.

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JRC 2221215-1320M - W - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
MGMT 430 - D01 Global Strategy & Management M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 111

Course Registration Number:

22133 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary M. Maloney

Companies face an increasing variety of choices about where to locate different value-creating activities. This course explores the opportunities and challenges associated with conducting business in a global context. The goal of this course is to provide the foundations for understanding the external global environment facing a multinational enterprise (MNE), and the internal challenges of managing an MNE. Specifically, this course examines the following topics: the forces behind globalization, the different cultural, political, legal and economic environments in which global businesses operate, the tradeoffs between global and local strategies, the alternatives available for coordinating activity in an MNE, and the unique challenges involved with managing people in a globally dispersed organization. Prerequisites: MGMT 305 and MKTG 300 or MGMT 200 and MGMT 391; BETH 300 or BETH 301; plus two courses (minimum of six credits) from the following: IBUS 450, IBUS 460, or IBUS 470; and BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

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MGMT 460 - D01 Human Resource Strategy See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22134 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Leslie K. Vatne

This course focuses on the theories, concepts, research, and practice of human capital management that impacts employee behavior. Topics include systems theory, globalization, leading a contemporary human resource function, human resource careers, human capital strategy, human resource best practices, human resource analytics, and ROI analysis. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: MGMT 360 or (MGMT 365 and MGMT 367); MGMT 362; BLAW 301, 302, 303 or BLAW 314; BETH 300 or 301; and BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior Standing.

Schedule Details

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MCH 1141730-211506 Feb '24
MCH 1141730-211513 Feb '24
1730-2115- T - - - - -
MCH 1141730-2115- T - - - - -
1730-2115- T - - - - -
MGMT 480 - D01 Strategic Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 232

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 232

Course Registration Number:

22135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

K. D. Hirschey

This course examines organizational issues from an integrative perspective. It draws on concepts from the entire business curriculum to view the organization as a whole. The focus of the course is to have you view the organization from the perspective of the president, rather than that of a manager of a particular function (e.g., VP of marketing). It examines the development of core competence and a sustainable competitive advantage as part of an organization's strategic planning process. Prerequisite: OPMT 200 or OPMT 300; FINC 310 or FINC 321; MGMT 200 or MGMT 305; MKTG 200 or MKTG 300; BETH 300 or BETH 301; and CISC 200 or BUSN 202; and senior standing. Note: Students who receive credit for MGMT 480 may not receive credit for MGMT 395.

Schedule Details

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MGMT 480 - D02 Strategic Management - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 115

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MCH 115

Course Registration Number:

22136 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ernest L. Owens

This course examines organizational issues from an integrative perspective. It draws on concepts from the entire business curriculum to view the organization as a whole. The focus of the course is to have you view the organization from the perspective of the president, rather than that of a manager of a particular function (e.g., VP of marketing). It examines the development of core competence and a sustainable competitive advantage as part of an organization's strategic planning process. Prerequisite: OPMT 300 or OPMT 200; FINC 310 or FINC 321; MGMT 200 or MGMT 305; MKTG 200 or MKTG 300; BETH 300 or BETH 301; and CISC 200 or BUSN 202; and senior standing. Note: Students who receive credit for MGMT 480 may not receive credit for MGMT 395.

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MGMT 482 - D01 Leadership Capstone - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 115

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 115

Course Registration Number:

22137 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ernest L. Owens

This capstone course integrates and applies leadership knowledge, skills, character, and competencies. The course provides opportunities to think more systematically about leadership and organizations, its application, and the personal competencies needed for leadership success. The course is designed as an experiential, collaborative team exercise of leadership in a project-based setting. Students will learn about organizational leadership and management as well as develop their capacity for leading through principled initiative and influence. Prerequisites: MGMT 382; BETH 300 or BETH 301; Senior Standing

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MKTG 430 - D01 Marketing Management M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

22193 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael R. Hoffman

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

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MKTG 430 - D02 Marketing Management See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22194 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jamal A. Al-Khatib

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 2310800-0940- T - R - - -
VSP 10800-0940- T - R - - -
MKTG 430 - D03 Marketing Management - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 231

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 231

Course Registration Number:

22195 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John J. Sailors

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MKTG 430 - D04 Marketing Management - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

22196 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kim R. Sovell

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MKTG 430 - D05 Marketing Management - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 108

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

22197 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael R. Hoffman

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

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MUSC 420 - 01 Senior Research Paper - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22710 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

This course allows music students to demonstrate research and writing skills by utilizing standard music resources (Music Index, RILM, Grove, Baker's, etc.). The paper may contain theoretical analysis, and/or it may be connected to the student's performance area or degree focus. Prerequisite: 80 credits completed; Seeking a BM or BA in music.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 480 - D01 Music Business Seminar - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCC 102

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCC 102

Course Registration Number:

20855 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

A course involving individual research that is shared among the participants. Guest speakers from various areas of music business, the electronic media industries and arts management make presentations to the seminar, which is under the direction of a faculty coordinator. A major research project is required. Prerequisite: At least Junior standing and at least 80 completed credits

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NSCI 420 - 01 Sleep and Circadian Rhythms M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

21800 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jennifer R. Prichard

This capstone neuroscience course uses the physiological process of sleep as a lens to evaluate neural connectivity, neurochemical modulation, and sensory integration. This course will emphasize sleep as central to neural development, learning, and health. As part of the laboratory work, students will track their own sleep and circadian rhythms through temperature, behavioral, and hormonal assessment. Prerequisites: NSCI 301 and senior standing (or permission from the instructor).

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NSCI 420 - 51 Sleep and Circadian Rhythm/LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1530 JRC LL45

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1530

Location:

JRC LL45

Course Registration Number:

21801 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jennifer R. Prichard

This capstone neuroscience course uses the physiological process of sleep as a lens to evaluate neural connectivity, neurochemical modulation, and sensory integration. This course will emphasize sleep as central to neural development, learning, and health. As part of the laboratory work, students will track their own sleep and circadian rhythms through temperature, behavioral, and hormonal assessment. Prerequisites: NSCI 301 and senior standing (or permission from the instructor).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 420 - 52 Sleep and Circadian Rhythm/LAB - - W - - - - 1330 - 1530 JRC LL45

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1530

Location:

JRC LL45

Course Registration Number:

22744 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jennifer R. Prichard

This capstone neuroscience course uses the physiological process of sleep as a lens to evaluate neural connectivity, neurochemical modulation, and sensory integration. This course will emphasize sleep as central to neural development, learning, and health. As part of the laboratory work, students will track their own sleep and circadian rhythms through temperature, behavioral, and hormonal assessment. Prerequisites: NSCI 301 and senior standing (or permission from the instructor).

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OPMT 480 - D01 Op Strategy w/Integ Strategy M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 110

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 110

Course Registration Number:

22215 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William D. Raffield

This course is the capstone course for majors in operations management. This integrative course in Operations Strategy has a strong managerial focus on the operating decisions that can impact a firm’s profitability in various manufacturing and service sectors. It serves as an integrator for the courses that had preceded it by giving students the opportunity to incorporate and refine the knowledge and skills developed in previous coursework. This course utilizes real-life cases and projects to understand managerial issues in operations and to develop a strategic perspective in the decision making process. Prerequisites: Senior standing; OPMT 320, OPMT 330, OPMT 340 and OPMT 350; and concurrent or prior enrollment in OPMT 375. NOTE: For students in prior catalogs the prerequisites are: Senior standing; BETH 301, OPMT 320 and 350, and concurrent or prior enrollment in OPMT 330.

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PHIL 301 - 01 Sig.Wk:Disability & Human Dig. - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22245 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This Signature Work section of Disability and Human Dignity is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability. Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability. This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course. Some of the central questions examined in the course include: What is disability? Is disability merely a medical condition? In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources? Does disability itself make a person worse off or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse? How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US? What is the basis for human dignity? What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities? Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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PHIL 301 - 04 SigWk:PoliticsLaw & CommonGood M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

22249 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Heaney

Who has the authority to make laws? What makes for good law? What is the connection between your earlier exploration in The Person and the Good, and these questions? What is justice? Can there be such a thing as private property? How are these ideas related to “the common good” that we keep hearing so much about? What notions of authority and justice have, in the real world, led to oppression and misery rather than human happiness? This course will consider both classical and contemporary reflection on these topics, including from authors within Catholic intellectual tradition in conversation with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

Schedule Details

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PHIL 301 - 05 SigWk:PoliticsLaw & CommonGood M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 204

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 204

Course Registration Number:

22251 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Rose M. Lemmons

Why have Americans, despite their polarizations and one civil war, been able to work together for most of their 250 year history? Does today’s polarization threaten the very existence of American democracy? What is American democracy? How does it function? Upon what view of justice and the common good does it depend? Is the rule of law important? Are unalienable rights important? Does it depend on a culture shaped on the values of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, the U.S. Supreme Court or religious beliefs? What are the principles that work best to alleviate social ills especially poverty, discrimination, and abortion? The course will consider both classical and contemporary reflection on such topics, including from authors within Catholic intellectual tradition in conversation with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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PHIL 301 - 06 Sig.Wk: Environmental Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

22254 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

Who (or what) is worthy of our moral consideration? Should we care about the well-being of animals? Plants? Species? Ecosystems? If so, what should we do about it? Should we be willing to sacrifice human interests for the sake of the interests of other beings? What habits will we have to give up—or take on—to be responsible stewards of the environment? What difference might it make if we view the natural environment as God’s creation? What insights can we gain by considering approaches from Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives? Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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PHIL 301 - 07 SigWk: Minds,Brains,&Computers M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

22332 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John D. Kronen

This Signature Work section of Minds, Brains, and Computers is a philosophical examination of the mind from both classical and contemporary perspectives. Content that may be covered includes: the relation between the mind and the body/brain, theories of the soul and how it relates to mind and brain, theories of personal identity over time, free will, mental causation, functionalist theories of intelligence, computer/artificial intelligence, and the nature of consciousness. The course considers reflection on these topics from within both Catholic intellectual tradition and other traditions and perspectives, and engages contemporary philosophical work informed by brain and computer science. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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PHIL 301 - 10 Sig Wk:HistoryPhil of Medicine - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 NRH 1012

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

NRH 1012

Course Registration Number:

22727 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

Develop a critical and creative perspective on medicine and health care through philosophical exploration of their history, foundations, and purposes. Study important episodes and developments in the history of the theory and practice of medicine and explore philosophical analyses of and arguments about the nature of medical knowledge, health, disease, and health care. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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PHIL 301 - 11 Sig.Wk:Disability & Human Dig. - - - - - - - - VSP

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

VSP

Course Registration Number:

23032 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

PHIL 301 is a signature work course in philosophy, open to all students.  Topics vary from section to section, but all sections focus on issues relevant to our university’s mission.  Various sections will, therefore, focus on questions concerning such things as the nature and dignity of human beings, what makes for a meaningful human life, the compatibility of faith and reason, what makes for a just society, or the application of ethical principles, to a variety of settings and professions, for the sake of the common good.  The course provides students the opportunity to reflect on and integrate knowledge acquired throughout their academic career, and to approach problems through multiple disciplinary lenses.  Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 and 80 credits completed

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PHIL 301 - 40 HNR Sig.Wk: Minds,Brains&Comp - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

22331 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John D. Kronen

This Signature Work section of Honors: Minds, Brains, and Computers is a philosophical examination of the mind from both classical and contemporary perspectives. Content that may be covered includes: the relation between the mind and the body/brain, theories of the soul and how it relates to mind and brain, theories of personal identity over time, free will, mental causation, functionalist theories of intelligence, computer/artificial intelligence, and the nature of consciousness. The course considers reflection on these topics from within both Catholic intellectual tradition and other traditions and perspectives, and engages contemporary philosophical work informed by brain and computer science. Prerequisites: Honors; and PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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PHIL 301 - D8 Sig.Work: Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

22266 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Timothy J. Pawl

The highest branch of philosophy, and the branch of philosophy that most helps us reach our natural end as human persons, is natural theology or philosophy of God. Natural theology is the project of arguing for the existence of God, and uncovering as much as possible about God’s nature, without relying on any putative supernatural revelation – instead relying on natural reason alone. In this course we will take a deep dive into the natural theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, by engaging in a close reading of Book 1 of his Summa contra Gentiles. Prerequisites: PHIL 365; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

Schedule Details

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PHIL 301 - D9 Sig.Wk: Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

22268 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael W. Rota

Natural theology is the project of arguing for the existence of God, and uncovering as much as possible about God’s nature, without relying on any putative supernatural revelation – instead relying on natural reason alone. In this course we will take a deep dive into the natural theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, by engaging in a close reading of Book 1 of his Summa contra Gentiles. We will also briefly explore work from contemporary analytic philosophers on the fine-tuning argument, reformed epistemology, the problem of evil, and Pascal’s Wager. The mode of instruction will alternate between seminar-style discussion (on Tuesdays) and Socratic lecture (on Thursdays). Prerequisites: PHIL 365; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 301 - W02 Sig.Wk: Phil of Social Justice M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

22302 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas D. Feeney

Action to achieve social justice depends, ultimately, on an understanding of what social justice is. What makes a society just? How is a just society ordered? What does social justice look like up close? If our society is not currently just, how may we justly make it so? This Signature Work section of Philosophies of Social Justice considers competing (though sometimes overlapping) accounts of social justice that are of continuing relevance today, such as those found in the traditions of classical liberalism, socialism, Catholicism, and critical theory. One goal is to understand where such accounts agree, where they disagree, and why. Another goal is to appreciate how such traditions have animated and continue to animate the pursuit of justice, especially for marginalized persons in the United States. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 301 - W03 SigWk: Phil of Social Justice M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

22333 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas D. Feeney

Action to achieve social justice depends, ultimately, on an understanding of what social justice is. What makes a society just? How is a just society ordered? What does social justice look like up close? If our society is not currently just, how may we justly make it so? This course considers competing (though sometimes overlapping) accounts of social justice that are of continuing relevance today, such as those found in the traditions of classical liberalism, socialism, Catholicism, and critical theory. One goal is to understand where such accounts agree, where they disagree, and why. Another goal is to appreciate how such traditions have animated and continue to animate the pursuit of justice, especially for marginalized persons in the United States. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 197; and at least 80 credits completed by the start of the course.

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POLS 400 - 01 Signature Work Capstone - T - - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

21433 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Renee L. Buhr

This course is intended to give political science majors and those in related fields an opportunity to reflect and to look forward. A number of class sessions will be dedicated to particular subfields of political science. POLS faculty will discuss the opportunities and challenges in their respective subfields, and will provide you with opportunities to think critically about crucial, timely issues that those subfields are uniquely positioned to address today and into the future. Other sessions will provide you with guidance and time to work on an interdisciplinary portfolio of work and accompanying integrative essay reflecting on your liberal arts training at UST. Prerequisites: Completion of at least two 300-level POLS courses or permission of instructor and 80 completed credits.

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PSYC 422 - W01 History of Psych in Context - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20169 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ann Johnson

This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Prerequisites: Senior standing and declared Psychology major

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 422 - W02 History of Psych in Context - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

21308 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ann Johnson

This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Prerequisites: Senior standing and declared Psychology major

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PUBH 485 - D01 Senior Seminar: PUBH - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 ARC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

ARC 204

Course Registration Number:

21143 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amy S. Hedman-Robertson

This is the senior capstone seminar for public health majors. The overarching aim of the course is toprovide students with a culminating experience to their overall studies in undergraduate public health.Students will bring to this course all of the knowledge and tools of analysis that they have learned in publichealth throughout their undergraduate tenure. This seminar allows students majoring in public health toanalyze specific issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing therequired courses in the program and an experiential learning or research experience. Prerequisites: PUBH 465 or 470 and be senior standing or get permission of the instructor.

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REAL 470 - D01 Real Estate Development M - W - - - - 1315 - 1455 SCH 302

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1315 - 1455

Location:

SCH 302

Course Registration Number:

22231 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Andrew J. Babula

Capstone course integrating all functional areas of real estate for production of housing, commercial and industrial real estate. Use of market research, feasibility studies and market analysis in contract negotiation for project construction, marketing and management. Prerequisites: REAL 380, BLAW 304, Sophomore standing, and 80 completed credits.

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Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 474 - 01 Soci Theory & Praxis: Capstone M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

20774 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Patricia L. Maddox

An examination of classical and contemporary theories in sociology, including functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interaction. Theories are explored in an applied manner to develop the ability to understand/solve social problems and issues in a sociological context. Key sociological principles and concepts will be utilized in the completion of a significant scholarly research project. Careers and preparation for graduate school will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 and SOCI 210 and 80 completed credits.

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Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 406 - 01 Sr Field Pract & Integ Sem II - - - R - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 150

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 150

Course Registration Number:

20381 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Catrice M. O'Neal

See description for SOWK 405. SOWK 406 is the spring course. Concurrent registration in SOWK 402 is required.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 406 - 02 Sr Field Pract & Integ Sem II - - - - F - - 0935 - 1110 SCB 130

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1110

Location:

SCB 130

Course Registration Number:

20534 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eva M. Solomonson

See description for SOWK 405. SOWK 406 is the spring course. Concurrent registration in SOWK 402 is required.

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STAT 460 - 01 Statistical Practicum - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OSS 429

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OSS 429

Course Registration Number:

20761 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Arkady Shemyakin, Sergey S. Berg

This course provides students the opportunity to develop and pursue an advanced statistical analysis with real world relevance and application. In addition to working with a faculty instructor, students are also given the opportunity to collaborate with professional mentors from various industries and to participate in national competitions. Previous sponsors include the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Travelers Companies, U.S. Bancorp, SCOR Reinsurance, Drake Bank, and numerous professors from other departments at St. Thomas. Grade of C- or higher in STAT 360 and senior standing.

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STCM 480 - 01 Capstone: Campaigns - - - R - - - 1800 - 2130 OSS 122

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

OSS 122

Course Registration Number:

21633 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul G. Omodt

This capstone course will integrate content knowledge with experiential skills to develop strategic communication campaigns. Students will work with clients in teams to identify client’s goals, develop advertising, public relations, and media strategies, and set measures to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns, while maintaining relationships with key audiences. Prerequisites: Graduating seniors or permission of department chair or program director

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THEO 300 - D02 SW Professions: Faith & Law M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

22381 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Marguerite L. Spencer

Open to all students, not only theology majors, the signature work in theology course is designed as a capstone experience to integrate a student’s entire college career, bringing fullness of expression to the University’s efforts through the liberal arts core to educate morally responsible leaders who, grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. There are two types of signature work in theology: signature work that is focused on contemporary challenges, or signature work that is focused on faith and the professions. Signature work that is focused on contemporary challenges will invite students to conduct research and/or experiential learning around matters of pressing concern according to the instructor’s discretion, such as fostering understanding across lines of religious difference; cultivating interfaith leadership; searching for beauty; establishing justice and peace; or responding to contemporary challenges such as environmental sustainability, immigration, or mass incarceration. Signature work that is focused on vocation may explore the integration of theology with a profession of the instructor’s choosing, such as the management professions, the legal professions, the medical professions, the public health professions, the psychological professions, or the engineering professions. Prerequisites: THEO 100 and a student must have at least 80 credits completed.

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THEO 300 - L01 Signature Work: Nazism & Apart - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22344 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kimberly J. Vrudny

This section will focus on patterns that emerged in both contexts—Germany under Hitler; South Africa under apartheid: economic anxiety; the rise of nationalism; the election of a tyrant; theological rationales for tyranny, torture, and even genocide; theological and artistic resistance; the complicated role of Catholicism; and legal processes in the aftermath. This section will focus on patterns that emerged in both contexts—Germany under Hitler; South Africa under apartheid: economic anxiety; the rise of nationalism; the election of a tyrant; theological rationales for tyranny, torture, and even genocide; theological and artistic resistance; the complicated role of Catholicism; and legal processes in the aftermath.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 300 - W01 SW Bridges: Theology&Environ. M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 305J

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 305J

Course Registration Number:

22380 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony

Open to all students, not only theology majors, the signature work in theology course is designed as a capstone experience to integrate a student’s entire college career, bringing fullness of expression to the University’s efforts through the liberal arts core to educate morally responsible leaders who, grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. There are two types of signature work in theology: signature work that is focused on contemporary challenges, or signature work that is focused on faith and the professions. Signature work that is focused on contemporary challenges will invite students to conduct research and/or experiential learning around matters of pressing concern according to the instructor’s discretion, such as fostering understanding across lines of religious difference; cultivating interfaith leadership; searching for beauty; establishing justice and peace; or responding to contemporary challenges such as environmental sustainability, immigration, or mass incarceration. Signature work that is focused on vocation may explore the integration of theology with a profession of the instructor’s choosing, such as the management professions, the legal professions, the medical professions, the public health professions, the psychological professions, or the engineering professions. Prerequisites: THEO 100 and a student must have at least 80 credits completed.

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Summer 2024 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGR 480 - 01 Engineer Design Clinic I - T - - - - - 1730 - 2030

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30047 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven C. Albers

Serves as the first capstone course. Student design teams, under the direction of a faculty coordinator, will develop engineering solutions to practical, open-ended design projects conceived to demonstrate the value of prior basic science and engineering courses. Ethical, social, economic and safety issues in engineering practice will be considered as well. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in either (ENGR 320, 350, 371, and 381) or (ENGR 331, 346, and 410) or (CISC 231, ENGR 345, and concurrent-registration in-or prior completion of either ENGR 431 or ENGR 432) or (ENGR 362, 364, and 368)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGR 480 - 51 Engineer Design Clinic I - LAB - T - - - - - 1730 - 2030 FDC 202

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

FDC 202

Course Registration Number:

30058 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

Serves as the first capstone course. Student design teams, under the direction of a faculty coordinator, will develop engineering solutions to practical, open-ended design projects conceived to demonstrate the value of prior basic science and engineering courses. Ethical, social, economic and safety issues in engineering practice will be considered as well. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in either (ENGR 320, 350, 371, and 381) or (ENGR 331, 346, and 410) or (CISC 231, ENGR 345, and concurrent-registration in-or prior completion of either ENGR 431 or ENGR 432) or (ENGR 362, 364, and 368)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 480 - D01 Strategic Management - T - R - - - 1800 - 2100 MCH 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

MCH 238

Course Registration Number:

30184 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

K. D. Hirschey

This course examines organizational issues from an integrative perspective. It draws on concepts from the entire business curriculum to view the organization as a whole. The focus of the course is to have you view the organization from the perspective of the president, rather than that of a manager of a particular function (e.g., VP of marketing). It examines the development of core competence and a sustainable competitive advantage as part of an organization's strategic planning process. Prerequisite: OPMT 300 or OPMT 310; FINC 310 or FINC 321; MGMT 200 or MGMT 305; MKTG 200 or MKTG 300; BETH 300 or BETH 301; and CISC 200 or BUSN 202; and senior standing. Note: Students who receive credit for MGMT 480 may not receive credit for MGMT 395.

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PHIL 301 - 01 Sig.Wk:Disability & Human Dig. - - - - - - - - VSP

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

VSP

Course Registration Number:

30466 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This Signature Work section of Disability and Human Dignity is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability. Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability. This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course. Some of the central questions examined in the course include: What is disability? Is disability merely a medical condition? In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources? Does disability itself make a person worse off or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse? How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US? What is the basis for human dignity? What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities? Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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Fall 2024 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ACCT 410 - 01 Advanced Accounting - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 114

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MCH 114

Course Registration Number:

42580 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ozer Asdemir

The special accounting considerations of consolidated financial statements are considered in depth. Additional topics include foreign operations, partnerships, governments, and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: ACCT 312 and senior standing

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ACSC 402 - 01 Advanced Topics in RM&I M - - - - - - 1730 - 1915 OSS 214

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

OSS 214

Course Registration Number:

42440 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael C. Axtell

This course serves as, partly, a Capstone course for the Actuarial Science major and one of the tracks in the Risk Management & Insurance Certificate, but also presents some flexibility for focusing on timely and relevant topics in the field. As such, there is an expectation that some topics will change over time to reflect current issues of importance. Nevertheless, the general thematic structure of this course is to examine risk management and insurance ‘in action.’ On the risk management side of the course this will mean examining risk management program operations and will entail some case study activity. Such topics could include problems in managing work-related injury; managing risks in global firms; and alternative risk financing. On the insurance side of the course, the intention is to consider insurance industry challenges and problems. Such topics could include the effects of climate change on the insurance contract; insuring driverless vehicles; and an examination of the reinsurance sector. Prerequisites: ACSC 220 or FINC 2XX (crosslisted course equiv. to ACSC 220) and either ACSC 264 and MATH 313 or FINC 301, FINC 302, and FINC 303

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BIOL 484 - 01 Complex Issues in Human Health See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

41765 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Jennifer M. Illig

Investigation of selected problems in biology at an advanced level, involving student presentations based on the primary literature. The subject will vary and will be announced in the annual Class Schedule.. These courses may, with approval of the department chair, be used to fulfill the 400-level requirement for the major. Prerequisite: Upper-class standing and permission of the instructor and 80 completed credits.

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VSP 11330-1510- T - - - - -
VSP 1-- - - - - - -
BLAW 320 - L01 Compliance in Business Orgs - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MCH 111

Course Registration Number:

42618 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Susan A. Supina

This course will examine the compliance function from a legal, ethical, functional and organizational perspective. It will consider the compliance function in contemporary business settings and industries, such as finance, health care, insurance, and retail. Practices of key regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission will be discussed along with contemporary regulatory statutes such as the FTC Act, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc. The course will also examine key compliance processes and the means to ensure that compliance efforts are effective. Topics include audits and other internal governance approaches for discovering compliance problems in a timely fashion; investigations; reporting; mitigation; regulatory responses; and remediation. Prerequisites: BLAW 300, 301, 302, 303 or 304 and BETH 300 or BETH 301 and 80 completed credits.

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CATH 301 - 02 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

41435 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Junker

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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Location Time Day(s)
CATH 301 - 04 The Catholic Vision M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 203

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

41934 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

William J. Junker

At the center of the Catholic vision are the two great works of divine love: creation and redemption. This course considers the implications of these divine works for a radical reconsideration of the world and the human person. Students will examine characteristic Catholic approaches to and emphases concerning creation, redemption and ecclesiology, and discuss how Catholic understandings of creation and redemption inform, respond to, and critique Catholic practices in various cultural settings. In addition, the course will compare and contrast contemporary Catholic cultural monuments with that produced in earlier eras, and compare and contrast Catholic Christianity with other forms of Christian and non-Christian belief and practices. In illustrating its themes, the course draws upon sources in art, literature, history, philosophy, and theology with special attention given to the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural consequences of Catholic doctrine. Prerequisites: CATH 101

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CISC 480 - D01 Senior Capstone M - W - F - - 1455 - 1600 OSS 434

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1455 - 1600

Location:

OSS 434

Course Registration Number:

40106 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ryan Hardt

The senior capstone course provides computer science majors the opportunity to integrate the knowledge that they have gained from across the curriculum. Students will work in groups to design, document, and implement a large-sized software project. During this process, students will be exposed to programming team organization, software development practices, as well as tools that facilitate the development of software systems. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a minimum grade of C- or better in: CISC 350, CISC 340, and CISC 380 (which 380 may be taken concurrently)

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EDUC 431 - 01 Learning Design with Tech See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

42315 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lucy L. Payne

This course examines learning theories, philosophies and their implications on the use of technology, as well as the history and development of learning technologies. Additionally, students will examine current trends and future challenges in education technology. Students will learn a variety of learning technologies and advocate sound integration of technology into curriculum. Issues on the design, development, and implementation of technology will be discussed. Students will integrate learning technologies into their curriculum planning in the specific content areas that address student needs and meet with the technology or content standards. As a capstone project, students will develop a portfolio to reflect upon the knowledge and skills acquired through their major. Prerequisites: EDUC 460 or 463, which can be taken concurrently, and 80 completed credits.

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1015-111507 Sep '24
1015-111519 Oct '24
1015-111507 Dec '24
ENGR 480 - 01 Engineer Design Clinic I M - W - - - - 1455 - 1710 OWS 150

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1455 - 1710

Location:

OWS 150

Course Registration Number:

40424 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heather D. Orser, Tiffany D. Ling

Serves as the first capstone course. Student design teams, under the direction of a faculty coordinator, will develop engineering solutions to practical, open-ended design projects conceived to demonstrate the value of prior basic science and engineering courses. Ethical, social, economic and safety issues in engineering practice will be considered as well. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in either (ENGR 320, 350, 371, and 381) or (ENGR 331, 346, and 410) or (CISC 231, ENGR 345, and concurrent-registration in-or prior completion of either ENGR 431 or ENGR 432) or (ENGR 362, 364, and 368)

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ENTR 450 - 01 Entr:Management/Strategy M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 106

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

42680 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John J. Dempsey

This is the Entrepreneurship Concentration capstone course. This course builds upon previous coursework, drawing together critical concepts including opportunity identification, business modeling, financial modeling, and market/industry research skills. Through lecture, case discussion, and extensive use of the Hotwash Process, students polish their critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The primary deliverable is a Fundable Business Plan. Prerequisites: ENTR 100 or 200 or 260; and ENTR 250 or 350; and ENTR 370; and BUSN 202 or CISC 200 and 80 completed credits.

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EXSC 449 - D01 Research Seminar - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 150

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 150

Course Registration Number:

42194 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Paul F. Mellick

This course is designed to teach research methodology specific to the field of Exercise Science. Students are required to engage in hands-on research focused on an area of interest in the field of Exercise Science. Students will learn research skills, through locating primary literature sources, formulating a research question, conducting an original research study, and presenting it in several formats. Prerequisite: EXSC 211, 326, 332

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FINC 430 - 01 Financial Intermediaries M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 234

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 234

Course Registration Number:

42709 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David O. Vang

Concepts, practices and organization for financial management of various financial intermediaries. Asset-liabilities management, duration, swaps, hedges and other concepts will be covered. Banks will be the primary area for study, but the course also will look at other institutions including insurance, funds and thrifts. The course will be based on text, lectures, guest speakers, computer modeling, a bank simulation and examination. Prerequisites: FINC 324 or FINC 325; ECON 251 and ECON 252; And 80 completed credits.

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FINC 430 - 02 Financial Intermediaries M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 234

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2115

Location:

MCH 234

Course Registration Number:

42710 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David O. Vang

Concepts, practices and organization for financial management of various financial intermediaries. Asset-liabilities management, duration, swaps, hedges and other concepts will be covered. Banks will be the primary area for study, but the course also will look at other institutions including insurance, funds and thrifts. The course will be based on text, lectures, guest speakers, computer modeling, a bank simulation and examination. Prerequisites: FINC 324 or FINC 325; ECON 251 and ECON 252; And 80 completed credits.

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FINC 440 - 01 Sec Analy & Portfolio Mgmt - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 109

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 109

Course Registration Number:

42711 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sergey S. Barabanov

This course will cover knowledge and develop skills necessary to carry out prudent and in-depth analysis of investments and create investment portfolio. The major topics covered include portfolio theory, macroeconomic analysis, industry analysis, financial statement analysis, company analysis, valuation models, creating investment policy statement, asset allocation, professional money management and portfolio strategies, and portfolio performance evaluation. The course also includes discussions of most recent developments in the investments industry. Students will apply course concepts to the analysis of actual companies and present their analysis and recommendations to investment professionals. Prerequisites: FINC 325, ECON 251 and ECON 252 and 80 completed credits. Note: Students who receive credit for FINC 440 may not receive credit for FINC 445 or FINC 446

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FINC 450 - 01 Int'l Financial Management M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 230

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 230

Course Registration Number:

42714 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale

The management of foreign and multinational financial operations. On the basis of international finance theory, students will learn foreign exchange risk management, foreign investment analysis, the financing of foreign operations, comparative accounting, international banking and international tax management. Prerequisites: FINC 324; ECON 251 and ECON 252; and 80 completed credits.

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FINC 480 - 01 Strategic Finance M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

42715 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mufaddal H. Baxamusa

Building on the finance theory learned in prior courses, this course focuses on financial strategies for a broad range of finance issues faced by corporations including capital budgeting, capital raising, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. This is an applied, case-based course the students will be engaged in extensive case analysis, discussion, and presentations to develop and refine analytical skills. Prerequisites: FINC 324; ECON 251 and ECON 252; and 80 completed credits.

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HIST 400 - 01 Signature Work - T - - - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

41989 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

This course is intended to give History majors and those in related fields an opportunity to reflect on their academic career and plan for future career paths. Focusing on Historical fields, methods, and applied skills, students will synthesize the integrative experience of their HIST Major and liberal arts education. History faculty will discuss the opportunities and challenges in their respective fields as well as how these subfields address issues in the contemporary social, political, and economic landscapes students face upon graduation. With support from Career Services, students will also critically analyze Historical methods and their application to future paths as professionals and global citizens. Finally, class workshops will provide students with guidance and time to develop an interdisciplinary portfolio of work and accompanying integrative essay reflecting on the strengths of their History degree and liberal arts training at UST, which may provide the foundation for career and graduate school preparations. Prerequisites: Completion of at least two 300-level HIST courses and 80 completed credits, or permission of the instructor

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JOUR 480 - D01 Journalism and Media Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCC 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCC 238

Course Registration Number:

40112 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Yayu Feng

This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront professionals in journalism and other fields of mass media, and their audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair.

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JPST 365 - D01 Leadership for Social Justice - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 211

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

40760 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael C. Klein

Leadership for Social Justice examines the arc of leadership through the process of creating, sustaining, then institutionalizing positive social change. The course examines models and case studies of authoritative, positional, influential and situational leadership in diverse settings such as community organizing, social movements, social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. The course also explores approaches to ethical leadership and provides opportunities for students to develop the skills and vision needed to become ethical leaders for social justice. Students will analyze the role of leadership in the tensions between preserving order and promoting transformation. They will develop a critical approach to the dynamics of power in order to effect systemic change. Prerequisites: 80 completed credits

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MGMT 480 - D01 Strategic Management - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 115

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 115

Course Registration Number:

42748 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ernest L. Owens

This course examines organizational issues from an integrative perspective. It draws on concepts from the entire business curriculum to view the organization as a whole. The focus of the course is to have you view the organization from the perspective of the president, rather than that of a manager of a particular function (e.g., VP of marketing). It examines the development of core competence and a sustainable competitive advantage as part of an organization's strategic planning process. Prerequisite: OPMT 200 or OPMT 300; FINC 310; MGMT 200; MKTG 200 or MKTG 300; BETH 300; and CISC 200 or BUSN 202; and senior standing. Note: Students who receive credit for MGMT 480 may not receive credit for MGMT 395.

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MKTG 430 - D01 Marketing Management - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 106

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

42807 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jamal A. Al-Khatib

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

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MKTG 430 - D02 Marketing Management - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 106

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 106

Course Registration Number:

42808 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jamal A. Al-Khatib

Small Business Institute clients present student teams with business problems that require solutions. Student teams diagnose the client’s problem and craft and present a solution to the client. Time is divided between reviewing and integrating the students’ marketing background, facilitating the student contact with the client, and providing consulting to the client. Prerequisites: MKTG 340; MKTG 370 (May be taken concurrently); one additional Marketing elective; BETH 300 or 301; BUSN 202 or CISC 200; and Senior standing

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MUSC 420 - 01 Senior Research Paper - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40831 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

This course allows music students to demonstrate research and writing skills by utilizing standard music resources (Music Index, RILM, Grove, Baker's, etc.). The paper may contain theoretical analysis, and/or it may be connected to the student's performance area or degree focus. Prerequisite: 80 credits completed; Seeking a BM or BA in music.

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PHIL 301 - 01 Sig.Wk:Disability&HumanDignity - - - - - - - - VSP

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

VSP

Course Registration Number:

41802 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gloria R. Frost

This Signature Work section of Disability and Human Dignity is a comprehensive introduction to the most pressing issues and questions concerning disability. Students will encounter and critically evaluate longstanding stereotypes and biases about the disadvantages of disability. This course examines disability primarily from a philosophical perspective, yet readings from other disciplines will also be used throughout the course. Some of the central questions examined in the course include: What is disability? Is disability merely a medical condition? In what ways do societal barriers disable? How does economic class impact access to educational, medical and social resources? Does disability itself make a person worse off or is it only social stigmatization and lack of accommodation that makes the lives of those with disabilities worse? How have those with disabilities been disadvantaged in the US? What is the basis for human dignity? What conceptual frameworks allow us to uphold the dignity of those with severe disabilities? Which behaviors and assumptions threaten the equality and dignity of those with disabilities? Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 04 Sig.Wk: Love,Sex,& Friendship - - - - - - - - VSP

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

VSP

Course Registration Number:

42484 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Catherine A. Deavel

This course examines the nature of human love, particularly within marriages and families. Possible topics include: romantic love, sex, dating, and marriage; true friends and friendships of selfish pleasure or advantage; love of family, strangers, and those one doesn’t like; the nature of love (is it a feeling? Is it an act of will?); reciprocity, permanence, and fidelity; love within families, especially spousal and parent/child bonds. Attention will be given to reflection on these topics from within both Catholic intellectual tradition and other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 06 Sig.Wk:Politics,Law&CommonGood M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

41875 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joshua M. Stuchlik

A philosophical examination into the origin, nature, purpose, and legitimacy of government and law, especially as these relate to the good of individuals and the common good. Possible questions include: Are human beings by nature political animals? What justifies political and legal authority? What sorts of political regimes can be just and legitimate? Is there a best type of government? Are there universal human rights and, if so, where do they come from? What are the respective roles of legislator, executive, and judge? Can civil disobedience ever be justified? Can violent revolution? Should government and law take stands on questions of morality, religion, and the meaning of life or try to remain neutral in these matters? The course will consider both classical and contemporary reflection on such topics, including from authors within Catholic intellectual tradition in conversation with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 07 Sig.Work: Faith and Doubt - - - - - - - - VSP

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

VSP

Course Registration Number:

41804 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mathew Lu

This course focuses on Natural Theology and the capacity of natural reason to know God. We will explore some of the most important ways that philosophers have argued for the existence of God and various divine properties through natural reason alone. We will also consider some important critiques of Natural Theology. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 08 Sig.Wk: Phil.of Art and Beauty - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

41879 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mark K. Spencer

What does it mean for something to be beautiful? Is beauty an objective property of things or is it entirely in the eye of the beholder? Are perceiving beauty, making beautiful things, and being beautiful essential to a flourishing human life? Should beauty be any more important to us than other aesthetic qualities like elegance, ugliness, horror, or being cool? What does it take for something to be a work of art? Do the answers to any of these questions have anything to do with God? In this class, we’ll talk about these questions and about some ways that philosophers have answered them. We’ll spend time discussing views from the ancient and medieval Catholic philosophical tradition. But we’ll spend most of the class discussing modern views, and some views on beauty and art from Indian and Japanese philosophy. Along the way, we’ll listen to some musical pieces, watch some films, and view some paintings that will help us better think about beauty and art. Our goal will be to come to a deeper appreciation of beauty and of its central role in a happy human life. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 09 Sig.Work: Biomedical Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

42482 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

Explore and analyze ethical issues related to clinical and social aspects of medicine—both from the perspective of Catholic intellectual tradition and from other philosophical perspectives. For example, what is the primary role of a medical practitioner: to give the “customer” what s/he wants, or to promote a more objective standard of health? Under what conditions should a physician or nurse be allowed to opt out of doing work that violates his or her conscience? Is euthanasia ethically acceptable, and should it be legally permitted? And (how) should we provide medical care to those who cannot afford to pay for it? Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 10 Sig.Work: Biomedical Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 305K

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 305K

Course Registration Number:

42481 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Heidi M. Giebel

Explore and analyze ethical issues related to clinical and social aspects of medicine—both from the perspective of Catholic intellectual tradition and from other philosophical perspectives. For example, what is the primary role of a medical practitioner: to give the “customer” what s/he wants, or to promote a more objective standard of health? Under what conditions should a physician or nurse be allowed to opt out of doing work that violates his or her conscience? Is euthanasia ethically acceptable, and should it be legally permitted? And (how) should we provide medical care to those who cannot afford to pay for it? Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 11 Sig.Wk: Technology and Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

42480 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Winter

An application of concepts and principles in philosophical ethics to issues raised by modern technology. Technologies whose ethical use may be considered include: Information Technologies, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Genomics and Artificial Life, Reproductive Technologies, Biomedical and Therapeutic Technologies, Human Enhancement Technologies, Agricultural Technologies, and Environmental Technologies. Special attention will be paid to the application of moral concepts and principles from Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 13 Sig.Work: Chinese Philosophy - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

42490 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Stephen J. Laumakis

Chinese philosophy embodies three ancient traditions: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Both Confucianism and Daoism are indigenous to China while Buddhism was imported from India. This course will explore each of these three traditions as well as their interactions and influences on major periods of Chinese history. It will also consider the similarities and differences between “Chinese” and “Western” conceptions of philosophy. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - 40 HNR Sig.Wk: Technology&Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

42479 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Winter

This honors section is an application of concepts and principles in philosophical ethics to issues raised by modern technology. Technologies whose ethical use may be considered include: Information Technologies, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Genomics and Artificial Life, Reproductive Technologies, Biomedical and Therapeutic Technologies, Human Enhancement Technologies, Agricultural Technologies, and Environmental Technologies. Special attention will be paid to the application of moral concepts and principles from Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other traditions and perspectives. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; at least 80 credits completed; and Honors.

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PHIL 301 - L14 Sig.Work: Political Philosophy M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

42487 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Rose M. Lemmons

This course does a deep dive into the competing philosophies that drive political polarization, generate clashing laws, and divide countries. Is there a way to heal these divisions? Our investigation proceeds historically so that we can evaluate those arguments that have shaped and continue to shape American and European societies. Particular attention will be paid to the philosophical tensions between communism, liberalism, and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Key questions include whether contemporary social justice issues both within America and across the globe require the development of a new political philosophy and whether a healthy political philosophy necessarily embraces democracy, limitation of government power, belief in God, living wages, a participatory common good, and individual rights. Main texts: Princeton Readings in Political Thought: Essential Texts since Plato, 2nd Edition, edited by Cohen and Fermon; Essential Works of Marxism edited by Arthur P. Mendel; The Social and Political Philosophy of Jacques Maritain and Reflections on America by Jacques Maritain; Multiculturalism and “The Politics of Recognition” by Charles Taylor; and a Course Packet. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - W03 Sig.Wk: Phil.of Social Justice M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 222

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42485 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas D. Feeney

Action to achieve social justice depends, ultimately, on an understanding of what social justice is. What makes a society just? How is a just society ordered? What does social justice look like up close? If our society is not currently just, how may we justly make it so? This course considers competing (though sometimes overlapping) accounts of social justice that are of continuing relevance today, such as those found in the traditions of classical liberalism, socialism, Catholicism, and critical theory. One goal is to understand where such accounts agree, where they disagree, and why. Another goal is to appreciate how such traditions have animated and continue to animate the pursuit of justice, especially for marginalized persons in the United States. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PHIL 301 - W12 Sig.Wk:Minds,Brains,&Computers M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

42478 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

John D. Kronen

A philosophical examination of the mind from both classical and contemporary perspectives. Content that may be covered includes: the relation between the mind and the body/brain, theories of the soul and how it relates to mind and brain, theories of personal identity over time, free will, mental causation, functionalist theories of intelligence, computer/artificial intelligence, and the nature of consciousness. The course considers reflection on these topics from within both Catholic intellectual tradition and other traditions and perspectives, and engages contemporary philosophical work informed by brain and computer science. Prerequisites: PHIL 110 or PHIL 115; and at least 80 credits completed.

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PSYC 422 - W02 History of Psych in Context M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

41258 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ann Johnson

This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Prerequisites: Senior standing and declared Psychology major

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PSYC 422 - W03 History of Psych in Context M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 246

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42866 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ann Johnson

This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Prerequisites: Senior standing and declared Psychology major

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SOCI 480 - W01 Seminar in Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 212

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

40597 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

The senior seminar serves as a capstone experience for students to address several central issues in the study of crime and justice. The major focus is to build upon students knowledge from previous courses with a focus upon an integration of knowledge from material learned throughout the major. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of a criminal justice topic that could lead to future work in the criminal justice field. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor

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SOWK 405 - 01 Sr Field Pract & Integ Sem I - - - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

41078 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Catrice M. O'Neal

Senior Fieldwork complements the student’s academic work through practical experiences in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other senior social work majors while in placement. The placement is approximately 15-20 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters). Concurrent registration in SOWK 401 is required. SOWK 405 is the fall course.

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SOWK 405 - 02 Sr Field Pract & Integ Sem I - - - - F - - 0935 - 1110 SCB 130

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1110

Location:

SCB 130

Course Registration Number:

41079 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eva M. Solomonson

Senior Fieldwork complements the student’s academic work through practical experiences in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other senior social work majors while in placement. The placement is approximately 15-20 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters). Concurrent registration in SOWK 401 is required. SOWK 405 is the fall course.

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THEO 227 - W07 Contexts: God M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 305H

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 305H

Course Registration Number:

41182 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Benjamin Heidgerken

This course will explore various approaches to God and God's relationship to humankind, including perspectives written by people traditionally on the margins of theological research. A central question for this section will be how God responds to injustice. This course explores the role of scripture, history, tradition and experience in the understanding of God. It examines both old and new theologies, asking key theological questions such as, “What difference does it make how people picture God?” “How could a good God create a world where evil and suffering are possible?” or “If God has a plan for the world, are we free to make our own choices?”

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THEO 300 - W07 Signature Work: God M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 305H

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MHC 305H

Course Registration Number:

41193 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Benjamin Heidgerken

Open to all students, not only theology majors, the signature work in theology course is designed as a capstone experience to integrate a student’s entire college career, bringing fullness of expression to the University’s efforts through the liberal arts core to educate morally responsible leaders who, grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. There are two types of signature work in theology: signature work that is focused on contemporary challenges, or signature work that is focused on faith and the professions. Signature work that is focused on contemporary challenges will invite students to conduct research and/or experiential learning around matters of pressing concern according to the instructor’s discretion, such as fostering understanding across lines of religious difference; cultivating interfaith leadership; searching for beauty; establishing justice and peace; or responding to contemporary challenges such as environmental sustainability, immigration, or mass incarceration. Signature work that is focused on vocation may explore the integration of theology with a profession of the instructor’s choosing, such as the management professions, the legal professions, the medical professions, the public health professions, the psychological professions, or the engineering professions. Prerequisites: THEO 100 and a student must have at least 80 credits completed.

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