Undergraduate Faculty

  • KATHERINE H. ADAMS, Ph.D., William and Audrey Hutchinson Distinguished Professor, Professor of English, Chair of the Department of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1976; M.A., 1978, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., 1981, Florida State University.
  • S.L. ALEXANDER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mass Communication; Social Sciences. B.A., 1968, University of Florida; M.A., 1970, University of Miami; Ph.D., 1990, University of Florida.
  • JOY ALLEN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Therapy; Music and Fine Arts. B.M.T., 1998, Loyola University New Orleans; M.M.T., 2003, Ph.D., 2010, Temple University.
  • JON L. ALTSCHUL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences.  B.A., 2003, University of Wisconsin; M.A., 2007, Ph.D., 2009, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • BLANCA E. ANDERSON, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1977, University of Puerto Rico; M.A., 1979, New York University/Madrid; Ph.D., 1987, Boston University.
  • ROSALIE A. ANDERSON, Ph.D., Professor of Biology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1987; M.S., 1989; Ph.D., 1992, Tulane University.
  • VALERIE ANDREWS, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication; Social Sciences. B.S., 1977, Northwestern State University; M.A., 1981, Louisiana State University.
  • KAREN ARNOLD, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Management; Business. B.S., 1971; M.B.A., 1972, University of New Orleans; Ph.D., 1979, Louisiana State University.
  • KATHRYN ANZELMO, Instructor of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S. 1970, M.A. 1986, University of New Orleans.
  • PAUL W. BARNES, Ph.D., Endowed Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1978. Augustana College; M.S., 1980, Ph.D., 1984, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; 1985-1988, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. Rangeland Resources, Utah State University
  • BARBRA BARNETT, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1991, New York University; J.D., 1996, The George Washington University Law School; M.A., 2002, Ph.D., 2009, University of Chicago Divinity School.
  • KATHLEEN BARNETT, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, Internship Coordinator; Business. B.A., 1980, University of Louisiana/Lafayette; M.E., 1981, University of South Carolina; Ph.D., 2005, Louisiana State University.
  • WILLIAM BARNETT, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Economics and BankOne Distinguished Professor of International Business; Business. B.B.A., 1967, Loyola University New Orleans; Ph.D., 1974, Michigan State University; J.D., 1982, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • BENJAMIN BAYER, Ph.D, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1998, Lawrence University; M.A. 2000, Ph.D. 2007, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • E. LETITIA BEARD, Ph.D., E. Letitia Beard Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1952; B.S., 1953, Texas Christian University; M.T. (ASCP), 1953, M.S., 1955, Texas Christian University; Ph.D., 1961, Tulane University.
  • TERESA D. BEDNARZ, R.S.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities and Natural Sciences.  B.A., 1985, West Texas State A & M University; M.A., 2002, Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., 2010, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University.
  • ROBERT BELL, Instructor/Director of Writing Across the Curriculum and English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1989, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans; M.A., 2002, University of New Orleans.
  • WAITMAN W. BEORN, Ph.D, Visiting Assistant Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 2000, United States Military Academy, West Point; M.A. 2007, Ph.D., 2011, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
  • JOSEPH C. BERENDZEN, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1997, Saint Louis University; M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2002, Villanova University.
  • NANCY BERNARDO, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1993, Valparaiso University; MFA, 2006, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • JOHN J. BIGUENET, M.F.A., Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor, Professor of English; University Professor, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1971, Loyola University New Orleans; M.F.A., 1975, University of Arkansas.
  • KURT R. BIRDWHISTELL, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1980, University of West Florida; Ph.D., 1985, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • TIRTHABIR BISWAS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences.  M.Sc., 1998, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Physics, 2003, Stony Brook University.
  • WALTER BLOCK, Ph.D., Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar in Economics, Professor of Economics; Business. B.A., 1964, Brooklyn College; Ph.D., 1972, Columbia University.
  • BOYD S. BLUNDELL, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1996, McMaster University; M.A., 1998, University of St. Michael’s College/Regis College, Toronto; Ph.D., 2003, Boston College.
  • DONALD ROY BOOMGAARDEN, Ph.D., Dean for the College of Music and Fine Arts. B.M.E., 1977, Texas State University; M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1985, University of Rochester.
  • PAUL J. BOTELHO, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Technology; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1998, College of Santa Fe; M.A., 2001, Dartmouth College; M.F.A., 2003, Ph.D., 2008, Princeton University.
  • PATRICK L. BOURGEOIS, Ph.D., William and Audrey Hutchinson Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.A., 1960, St. Joseph Seminary; B.A., 1962; M.A., 1964, Notre Dame Seminary; M.A., 1965, Notre Dame University; Ph.D., 1970, Duquesne University.
  • BARBARA BRAINARD, M.F.A., Instructor, Extraordinary Faculty of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1985, Newcomb College; M.F.A., 1988, Tulane University.
  • MARY MARGARET BRAZIER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1977, Loyola University New Orleans; M.S., 1985, Ph.D., 1986, Tulane University.
  • ROBERT G. BRICE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1994, University of Houston; M.A., 1997, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., 2004, Michigan State University.
  • SUSAN F. BROWER, M.A., Associate Professor, Media Services Coordinator; Library. B.S., 1975, University of Pittsburgh; M.A., 1985, University of Michigan.
  • BETHANY BROWN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Social Sciences. B.A., 2000, Western Maryland College; M.A., 2002, University of Maryland; . Ph.D., 2009, University of Delaware.
  • MAURICE P. BRUNGARDT, Ph.D., Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1963, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., 1974, University of Texas at Austin.
  • PETER F. BURNS, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science; Social Sciences. B.A., 1992, University of Connecticut; M.A., 1994, M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 1999, University of Maryland.
  • SARA M. BUTLER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1995, Glendon College/York University; M.A, 1996, University of Toronto; Ph.D., 2001, Dalhousie University.
  • TIMOTHY C. CAHILL, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1984, Andhra University; Ph.D., 1995, University of Pennsylvania.
  • YOLANDA CAL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the School of Mass Communication. B.A., 1991, M.A., 1992, The University of Alabama; Ph.D., 2003, Department of Advertising at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • MARIA E. CALZADA, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.B., 1986, Boston College; M.S., 1988, Ph.D., 1991, Tulane University.
  • CHARLES W. CANNON, Ph.D, Instructor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1989, Northwestern University; M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2001, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • GERALD L. CANNON, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Arts; College of Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1977, University of North Alabama; M.F.A., 1981, University of New Orleans.
  • NICHOLAS CAPALDI, Ph.D., Clarence and Mildred Legendre-Soule Distinguished Scholar Chair in Business Ethics, Professor of Business Management; Business. B.A., 1960, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., 1965, Columbia University.
  • GEORGE E. CAPOWICH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1972, Providence College; M.A., 1980, University of South Florida; Ph.D., 1997, University of Maryland.
  • ARTHUR E. CARPENTER, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Archivist; Library. B.A., 1977, UCLA; M.A., 1979, University of New Orleans; Ph.D., 1987, Tulane University.
  • SEAN CAIN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science; Social Sciences. B.A., 1998, University of Maryland; M.A., 2002, Ph.D., 2006, University of California.
  • CHRISTOPHER R. CHAMBERS, M.F.A., Associate Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1984, University of Wisconsin; M.F.A., 1999, University of Alabama.
  • RONALD C. CHRISTNER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance; Business. B.A., 1969, St. Procopius College; M.S., 1971, Ph.D., 1973, University of Minnesota.
  • ALICE V. CLARK, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music History and Literature; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1984, Ohio State University; M.M., 1987, University of Texas at Austin; M.F.A., 1989, Ph.D., 1996, Princeton University.
  • JOHN P. CLARK, Ph.D., Gregory F. Curtin, S.J. Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1967; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1974, Tulane University.
  • BERNARD A. COOK, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1963, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans; M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1970, St. Louis University.
  • FRANCIS P. COOLIDGE, JR., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1978, Trinity College, Hartford; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1988, Pennsylvania State University.
  • CHARLES S. CORPREW, III. Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1993, James Madison University; M.A. 1997, Norfolk State University; M.S., 2008, Ph.D., 2011, Tulane University.
  • PATRICK CORBIN, Ph.D., Director of the Math Center in Mathematical Sciences Department; B.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2011, Tulane University.
  • KATHLEEN CRAGO, Lecturer with the rank of Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S. 1965, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans; M.A. 1967, Smith College.
  • JO ANN MORAN CRUZ, Dean and Professor; B.A. 1966, Radcliffe College, Harvard University; M.A., 1969, Ph.D., 1975, Brandeis University.  
  • ANTHONY A. DAGRADI, M.F.A., Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1986, Jazz Studies, Loyola University New Orleans; M.F.A., 1990, Tulane University.
  • DANIEL J. D'AMICO, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics; Business. B.B.A., 2006, Loyola University New Orleans; M.A., Ph.D., 2008, George Mason University.
  • JULIA M. D'ANTONIO-DEL RIO, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 2005; M.A., 2008; Ph.D., 2010, Louisiana State University.
  • ANTHONY A. DECUIR, Ph.D., Professor of Music, Associate Dean for the College of Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1970, Xavier University; B.M.T., 1970, M.M.T., 1974, Loyola University New Orleans; Ph.D., 1982, Louisiana State University.
  • ADRIAN J. DE GIFIS, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1999, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, 2001, Ph.D., 2010, University of Chicago.
  • CHRISTOPHER DERIS, Instructor/Extraordinary Faculty of Visual Arts; College of Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1998, Atlanta College of Art; M.F.A., 2003, Rhode Island School of Design.
  • ROBERT B. DEWELL, Ph.D., Associate Professor of German; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1968, Davidson College; Ph.D., 1975, Tulane University.
  • MEHMET F. DICLE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance; Business. B.B.A., 1995, University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., 2003, Yeditepe University, Istanbul; M.S., 2006, Ph.D., 2008, University of New Orleans.
  • DITTMAR DITTRICH, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Zwischengprufung, 1993, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, Kiel, Germany; Fulbright Exchange Scholarship, 1993, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans; M.A. 1995, Tulane University; Ph.D. 2003, Universitat Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
  • EILEEN J. DOLL, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1976; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1986, Purdue University.
  • PATRICIA L. DORN, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1980, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., 1989, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • ANNA DUGGAR, Director of Forensic Chemistry; B.A. 1996, Emory University; M.S. 2000, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York.
  • SONYA FORTE DUHÉ, Ph.D., Professor and Director, School of Mass Communication, College of Social Sciences. B.A., 1983, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; M.S., 1984, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Ph.D., 1993, University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • ERIN G. DUPUIS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2003, New England College; M.S.T., Ph.D., 2008, College Teaching and Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire.
  • ISABEL DUROCHER, Ph.D., Lecturer with equivalent rank of Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1989, Ph.D., 1992, Tulane University. 
  • PHILIP A. DYNIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science; Social Sciences. B.S.F.S., 1965; Ph.D., 1973, Georgetown University.
  • HILLARY C. EKLUND, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1999, University of Washington; Ph.D., 2008, Duke University.
  • KIM M. ERNST, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor of Psychology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1987; M.A., 1990, Southeastern Louisiana University; Ph.D., 1996, University of New Orleans.
  • KENDALL J. ESKINE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2007, Loyola University New Orleans; M.A., 2010, City University of New York - Brooklyn College; M.Phil., Ph.D., 2011, City University of New York - The Graduate Center.
  • A. BROOKE ETHRIDGE, Instructor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S. 2004, Troy University, Troy, AL.; M.A., 2007, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University. 
  • BARBARA C. EWELL, Ph.D., Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1969, University of Dallas; Ph.D., 1974, University of Notre Dame.
  • GERALD M. FAGIN, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1962; M.A., 1963, Spring Hill College; M.Th., 1970, Regis College, Toronto; Ph.D., 1974, University of St. Michael’s Theology College, Toronto.
  • WILLIAM J. FARGE, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Japanese; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1971, Loyola University New Orleans; B.A., 1977; M.A., 1979; S.T.L., 1979, Sophia University; M.A., 1995; Ph.D., 1997, Indiana University.
  • MARK F. FERNANDEZ, Ph.D., Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1983; M.A., 1985, University of New Orleans; Ph.D., 1991, College of William and Mary.
  • KATHERINE G. FIDLER, Assistant Professor of History, Humanities and Natural Sciences.  B.A., 2003, Reed College; Ph.D., Emory University. 
  • KATHLEEN J. FITZGERALD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1988, Saint Louis University; M.A., 1993, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Ph.D., 2003, University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • BARBARA J. FLEISCHER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies and Psychology, Social Sciences. A.B., 1970; M.S., 1975; Ph.D., 1978, St. Louis University; M.P.S., 1990, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • ELIZABETH MESSINA FLOYD, Instructor/Extraordinary Faculty of Musical Instruction; College of Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1995, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans; M.A., 1998, Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • WING FOK, Ph.D., Dean Henry J. Engler, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the International Business Center; Business. B.B.A., 1979, Chinese University of Hong Kong; M.B.A., 1983, University of Baltimore; Ph.D., 1992, Georgia State University.
  • MARGARET HULLEY FRAZIER, D.M.A., Francisco M. Gonzalez, M.D., Distinguished Professorship in Music, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities; Music and Fine Arts. B.M.E., 1983; M.M., 1989, Sam Houston State University; D.M.A., 1998, Louisiana State University.
  • ELLEN FROHNMAYER, Artist Diploma, Associate Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1970, Beloit College; Artist Diploma, 1975, Curtis Institute.
  • PHILIP FROHNMAYER, M.M., Professor of Music, Coordinator of Vocal Activities; Music and Fine Arts. A.B., 1969, Harvard University; M.M., 1972, University of Oregon.
  • JIM GABOUR, Artist in Residence, Extraordinary Faculty in Video Technology; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1969, M.F.A., 1972, Louisiana State University.
  • TERI GALLAWAY, Associate Professor and Library Systems and Web Coordinator, Library. M.S., 2004, University of Michigan School of Information.
  • PATRICK L. GARRITY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences.  Mechanical Engineering B.A., 2002, MSc Physics, 2003, PhD Physics, 2009, University of New Orleans.
  • JULIE GAUTHIER, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1986, M.A., 1988, University of New Orleans; Ph.D. 1998, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland, College Park; Postdoctoral Fellowship 1998-2000, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University.
  • C. PATRICK GENDUSA, M.F.A., Extraordinary Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. B.A., 1992, St. Edwards University; M.F.A., 1998, Texas Tech University.
  • ROBERT S. GERLICH, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1972; M.A., 1977; Ph.D., 1987, St. Louis University.
  • ROBERT K. GNUSE, Ph.D., Chase/Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., Distinguished Professor; Professor of Old Testament, Humanities and Natural Sciences. M.Div., 1974; S.T.M., 1975, Concordia Seminary in Exile; M.A., 1978; Ph.D., 1980, Vanderbilt.
  • VALERIE W. GOERTZEN, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1976, Whittier College; M.M., 1980; Ph.D., 1987, University of Illinois.
  • JERRY R. GOOLSBY, Ph.D., Hilton/ Baldridge Eminent Scholar in Music Industry Studies, Professor of Marketing; Business. B.A., 1974; M.B.A., 1984; Ph.D., 1988, Texas Tech University.
  • MARK D. GOSSIAUX, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Department of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1986, Fordham University; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 1998, Catholic University of America.
  • GEORGIA C. GRESHAM, M.F.A., Professor of Theatre Arts; Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1972, University of Evansville; M.F.A., 1974, Florida State University.
  • KELLIE GRENGS, M.F.A., Costume Director, College of Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1991, University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.F.A., 1996, Tulane University.
  • WILLIAM M. GROTE, M.F.A., Professor of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1972, School of Dayton Art Institute; M.F.A., 1975, Washington University.
  • JOOHYUNG HA, M.S.F., Assistant Professor of Accounting; Business. B.S. 2004, Accounting, University of Ulsan (Korea); M.P.A., 2005, University of Texas Austin; M.S.F., 2006, Boston College; A.B.D., Oklahoma State University.
  • GEOFFREY HALL, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Design and Technical Theatre, College of Music and Fine Arts. A.L.A., 1971, Leicester Junior College; A.F.A., 1972, B.F.A., 1974, Rochester Institute of Technology;  M.F.A., 1978, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; United Scenic Artists Local 829.
  • ERIC HARDY, Ph.D., Instructor of History, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 2002, M.A. 2004, University of New Orleans; M.S. 2007, Current Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • WALTER HARRIS, JR., Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor of Vocal Instruction, College of Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1968, Knoxville College; M.M., 1969, Ph.D., 1979, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
  • DONALD P. HAUBER, Ph.D., Professor of Biology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1978; M.A., 1980, University of Kansas; Ph.D., 1984, Texas Tech University.
  • JOSEPH G. HEBERT, JR., Ph.D., Professor of Music, Coordinator of Wind and Percussion Activities; Music and Fine Arts. B.M.E., 1963, Loyola University New Orleans; Mus.M., 1965, Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., 1978, University of Southern Mississippi.
  • NATHAN C. HENNE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1991, University of Texas, Austin; M.A. 2001, San Diego State University; Ph.D., 2007, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • THOMAS HICKMAN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing; Business. B.A., 1993, University of Iowa; M.B.A., 1999; Ph.D., 2005, Arizona State University.
  • WENDY L. HICKS, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Social Sciences. B.A., 1991, Illinois State University; M.A., 1994; Ph.D., 2001, Michigan State University.
  • SANFORD E. HINDERLIE, M.M., Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1974, Washington State University; M.M., 1982, North Texas State University.
  • MARY FINNAN HINES, Assistant Professor and Learning Commons and Outreach Librarian, Library. B.A., 2004, Lewis and Clark College, Foreign Language and History; M.S., 2009, Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science, New York, New York.
  • JAMES B. HOBBS, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Reference Librarian/Online Services Coordinator; Library. B.A., 1973, Centenary College; M.L.S., 1980, Louisiana State University.
  • GINGER HOFFMAN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1994, Wesleyan University; Ph.D., 2000, Yale University; Ph.D., 2009, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • CRAIG S. HOOD, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1977; M.A., 1981, California State University; Ph.D., 1986, Texas Tech University.
  • LAURA HOPE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Literature, College of Music and Fine Arts. B. F. A., 1990, University of Colorado; M. A., 1997, San Francisco State University; Ph. D., 2007, University of California.
  • WILLIAM P. HORNE, D.M.A., Professor of Music, Coordinator of Theory/Composition; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1974, Florida State University; M.M., 1976, Yale University; D.M.A., 1983, University of North Texas.
  • DALE HREBIK, Instructor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1991, DePauw University; M.P.W. 1994, University of Southern California.
  • JUDITH LEE HUNT, Ph.D., Instructor of History, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1990, College of Charleston; Certificate of French, 1991, University of Ottowa Language School; M.A., 1995, University of Charleston; Ph.D. 1997, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D. 2001, University of Florida. 
  • SIMEON HUNTER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.A. Hons., 1992, University College London; Ph.D., 1997, Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • GLENN M. HYMEL, Ed.D., LMT Associate Professor of Psychology, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1969; M.Ed., 1970, Loyola University New Orleans; Ed.D., 1974, University of New Orleans.
  • DENIS R. JANZ, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor, Professor of Historical Theology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1971, University of Winnipeg; M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1979, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.
  • MICHELLE KIRTLEY JOHNSTON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management; Business. B.A., 1991; M.A., 1994, Auburn University; Ph.D., 1999, Louisiana State University.
  • FRANK C. JORDAN, Ph.D., Professor of Biology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.S., 1984, Florida Junior College at Jacksonville; B.S., 1987; M.S., 1989, Florida State University; Ph.D., 1996, University of Florida.
  • ALICE KORNOVICH, Ph.D., Lecturer with equivalent rank of Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1974, Brigham Young University; M.A., 1977, Ph.D., 1988, Tulane University.
  • EDWARD KVET, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; B.A. 1971, Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A. 1973, Ph.D., 1982, University of Cincinnati, Music Education. 
  • Rev. FRED KAMMER, S.J., J.D., M.Div., Lecturer with equivalent rank of Associate Professor of the Jesuit Social Research Institute; B.A., 1969, Spring Hill College; J.D., 1972, Yale University School of Law; M.Div., 1977, Loyola Univeristy Chicago.
  • GEORGE KARAMESSINIS, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing; Business. B.S., 1978, University of Patras; M.A.,1979, Ph.D., 1985, Louisiana State Univeristy.
  • ARMIN KARGOL, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics; Chair of the Department of Physics, Humanities and Natural Sciences. M.S., 1987, University of Wroclaw (Poland); M.S., 1992; Ph.D., 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • ELIZABETH KELLY, Visiting Assistant Professor and Instruction and Special Collections Librarian, Library. B.M., 2005, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans; M.M., 2007, Cleveland Institute of Music; M.S., 2010, Florida State University.
  • MICHAEL R. KELLY, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1975, University College at Cortland; M.A., 1977; Ph.D., 1985, State University of New York at Binghamton.
  • KENNETH P. KEULMAN, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.B., 1964, Maryknoll College; M.A., 1969, Theologate, Archdiocese of San Francisco; Ph.D., 1979, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.
  • DAVID KHEY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Social Sciences. B.A., 2000; M.S., 2003; M.S., 2005; Ph.D., 2009; University of Florida.
  • WILLIAM J. KITCHENS, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Arts; Chair of the Department of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1975, Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., 1975, University of Georgia, Athens.
  • MARCUS KONDKAR, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1991; M.A., 1995; Ph.D., 2001, University of Virginia.
  • LYNN VOGEL KOPLITZ, Ph.D., Earl and Gertrude Vicknair Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1981, Muhlenberg College; M.A., 1983; Ph.D., 1986, Princeton University.
  • JEFFREY A. KRUG, Ph.D., Jack & Vada Reynolds Chair in International Business and Professor of Management; Business. B.A., M.S., 1982, 1984, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., 1993, Indiana University.
  • ANTHONY E. LADD, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1976, Ball State University; M.A., 1978; Ph.D., 1981, University of Tennessee.
  • CAROL LEAKE, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1967, Newcomb College; M.F.A., 1975, Pratt Institute.
  • JOHN D. LEVENDIS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics; Business. B.B.A., 1997, Loyola University New Orleans; M.A., 2000, M.S. 2003; Ph.D. 2004, University of Iowa.
  • LAWRENCE B. LEWIS, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1993, Loyola University New Orleans; M.A 1996, University of Virginia; Ph.D., 1999, Emory University.
  • JING LI, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management; Business. M.S., 1982, Zhejiang University (China); Ph.D., 1995, Oklahoma State University.
  • XUEFENG LI, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1984, Beijing; Ph.D., 1990, Tulane University.
  • WILLIAM B. LOCANDER, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Marketing; Business. B.S., 1966, M.S., 1970, Ph.D., 1973, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • JAMES JARRET LOFSTEAD, M.F.A., Instructor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. Certificate in Czech Cultural Studies, 1996, Lexia International Prague Program; B.A., 1998, West Virginia University; M.F.A., 2002, University of New Orleans.
  • GERARDO LOPEZ, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences. B.A., 1993, M.A., 1994, University of California at Los Angeles; Ph.D., 1999, University of Texas at Austin.
  • PATRICK M. LYNCH, M.S., Assistant Professor of Accounting; Business. B.S., 1972; M.S. 1987, University of New Orleans.
  • CASSANDRA P. MABE, Ph.D., Associate Professor of French; Chair of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Cultures; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1969, Appalachian State University; M.A., 1972, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., 1978, Tulane University.
  • ANDREW F. MACDONALD, Ph.D., Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1965; M.A., 1966, Tulane University; Ph.D., 1972, University of Texas at Austin.
  • JAMES S. MACKAY, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1987; M.M., 1991; Ph.D., 2000, McGill University.
  • MARC CHRISTOPHER MADDOX, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S. 2001, Kansas State University Manhattan; Ph.D., 2010, Tulane University.
  • JOHN R. MAHONEY, M.M., Francisco M. Gonzales, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Music, Coordinator of Jazz Studies; Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1970, SUNY at Potsdam, New York; M.M., 1978, Eastman School of Music.
  • DAPHNE MAIN, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting; Business. B.S., 1976, University of Vermont; M.S., 1982, Western Michigan University; Ph.D., 1990, Ohio State University.
  • LISA MARTIN, M.A., Instructor of the School of Mass Communication, Social Sciences. B.A., 1980, M.A., 1995, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans.
  • DANIELA MARX, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1996, North Carolina State University; M.F.A., 2001, California Institute of the Arts.
  • ANA MARIA MATEI, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Humanities and Natural Sciences.  BSc, 1993, University of Timisoara; Ph.D., 1999, University of Tours. 
  • BRETT P. MATHERNE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, Chase Minority Entrepreneurship Chair; Business. B.S. 1987, Louisiana State University; M.B.A., 1991; Ph.D., 2004, Georgia State University.
  • JANET R. MATTHEWS, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1966, University of Tampa; M.S. 1968, Trinity University; Ph.D., 1976, University of Mississippi.
  • MARY A. McCAY, Ph.D., Moon and Verna Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.B., 1963, Catholic University of America; M.A., 1965, Boston College; Ph.D., 1973, Tufts University.
  • EDWARD R. McCLELLAN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education; Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1983, Duquesne University; MME, 1987, PhD., 2007, The University of North Carolina.
  • PEGGY McCORMACK, Ph.D., Professor of English; Director of Film Buffs Institute; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1972, University of St. Thomas; M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1977, Rice University.
  • H. JAC McCRACKEN, M.M., Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1970, East Carolina University; M.M., 1974, University of Cincinnati.
  • MARTIN P. McHUGH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1985, University of Rochester; M.S., 1987; Ph.D., 1992, University of Colorado.
  • MELANIE McKAY, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. B.A., 1972; M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1982, Tulane University.
  • TRIMIKO C. MELANCON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1999, Xavier University; M.A., 2002; Ph.D., 2005, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • SUE FALTER MENNINO, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor Sociology, Chair of the Department of Socioloy; Social Sciences. B.A., 1997, University of North Florida; M.A., 1999; Ph.D., 2003, Tulane University.
  • JEAN MEYER, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting; Business. B.S., 1979, M.B.A., 1987; Ph.D., 2007, Louisiana State University.
  • ALEXANDER MIKULICH, Ph.D., Lecturer with the equivalent of Assistant Professor of Jesuit Social Research Institute. B.A., 1984, College of the Holy Cross; M.Div., 1990, Weston Jesuit School of Theology; Ph.D., 2001, Loyola Univeristy Chicago.
  • LUIS MIRÓN, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Dean of the College of Social Sciences.  B.A. 1972, Tulane University; M.A. 1981, Louisiana State University; Ph.D. 1986, Tulane University.
  • KIMBERLEE S. MIX, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S. 1998, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D. 2004, Dartmouth College.
  • BEHROOZ MOAZAMI, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Director of Middle East Peace Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. M.A., 1991, Ph.D., 1998, University of Paris VIII; Ph.D., 2004, The New School for Social Research.
  • JEAN MONTES, DMA, Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of String Activities; Music and Fine Arts. B. A., 1994, Duquesne; M. A., 1997, University of Akron; D. M. A., 2003, University of Iowa.
  • DAVID W. MOORE, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Chair of the Department of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.B., 1967, Loyola University New Orleans; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1978, University of Maryland.
  • JOHN F. MOSIER, Ph.D., Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1964; M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1968, Tulane University.
  • CONSTANCE L. MUI, Ph.D., Rev. Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professorship in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1982, Loyola University, Chicago; M.A., 1984; Ph.D., 1987, Brown University.
  • CYRIL LEE MUNDELL, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Decision Science; Business. B.S./B.A., 1967, University of Florida; Ph.D., 1976, University of North Carolina.
  • JOHN R. MURPHY, D.M.A., Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1970, Southern Illinois University; M.M., 1973, University of Washington; D.M.A., 1977, University of Michigan.
  • LAURA T. MURPHY, Assistant Professor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1996, Louisiana State University; M.A., 1998, Syracuse University; M.A., 2008, Harvard University; Ph.D., 2008, Harvard University.
  • DAVID M. MYERS, Ph.D., Rev. Aloysius B. Goodspeed, S.J., Beggars Communications Distinguished Professorship, Professor of Communications; Social Sciences. B.A., 1975, Yale University; M.A., 1977, University of Southwest Louisiana; M.F.A., 1979, Florida State University; Ph.D., 1984, University of Texas at Austin.
  • ANDREW NELSON, M.J., Visiting Professor, School of Mass Communication, Social Sciences. B.F.A., 1980, Syracuse University; M.J., 1987, University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • RIA NEWHOUSE, Associate Professor and Learning Commons Coordinator. B.A., 2000, St. Olaf College; M.S., 2002, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • CHARLES P. NICHOLS, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Studies, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2001, M.A., 2009, M.B.A., 2010, Ph.D., 2011, University of Missouri, Columbia. 
  • JOHN P. NIELSEN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1995, Augsburg College; M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2008, The University of Chicago.
  • ALLEN NISBET, M.M., Associate Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1973; M.M., 1975, University of Illinois.
  • MICHAEL ANTHONY NOVAK, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1992, Northern Illinois Studies; M.A., 1997, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., 2010, Marquette University.
  • PATRICIA NUGENT, Associate Professor and Special Collections Librarian/Archivist, Library. B.A., 1997, Clark University; M.S., 2003, University of Texas at Austin, School of Information.
  • JUSTIN A. NYSTROM, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1994, Kennesaw State University, M.A., 2000, Ph.D., 2004, University of Georgia.
  • WILLIAM THOMAS O'CONNELL, Instructor of Music Industry Studies; Music and Fine Arts. B.F.A., 1985, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
  • KATHLEEN O’GORMAN, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Religion and Education; Social Sciences. B.A., 1970, Notre Dame of Maryland; M.R.E., 1978, Loyola University New Orleans; M.Ed., 1984; Ed.D., 1986, Columbia University Teachers College.
  • ANGEL ADAMS PARHAM, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1994, Yale University; M.S., 1998; Ph.D., 2003, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • LESLIE G. PARR, Ph.D., Professor of Mass Communication; Social Sciences. B.A., 1971, Trinity College; M.A., 1980, Northeastern University; M.F.A., 1988; Ph.D., 1994, Tulane University.
  • MICHAEL M. PEARSON, Ph.D., Chase/Francis C. Doyle Distinguished Professor of Marketing; Business. B.A., 1965, Gustavus Adolphus; M.B.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1971, University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • JONATHAN L. PETERSON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1997, Calvin College; M.A., 2000, Boston College; Ph.D. 2008, University of Toronto.
  • LAURIE A. PHILLIPS, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Technical Services, Library. B.A., 1986, Dickinson College; M.A., 1988, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; Master of Library Science, 1990, School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.
  • MARK POEPSEL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Sciences; School of Mass Communication. B.A., 2002, University of Missouri; M.A., 2007, University of Arizona; Ph.D., 2011, University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • DEBORAH L. POOLE, M.L.I.S., Associate Professor, Public Services Coordinator; Library. B.A., 1981, Humboldt State University; M.L.I.S., 1988, Louisiana State University.
  • ARTEMIS PREESHL, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Theatre and Movement; Music and Fine Arts. B. A., 1984, Bates College; M. A., 1988, Ohio State University; M. F. A., 1989, University of Arizona.
  • URIEL A. QUESADA, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Languages and Cultures, Humanities and Natural Sciences. Bachillerato, 1986, University of Costa Rica; Licenciatura, 1990, University of Costa Rica; M.A., 1999, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., 2003, Tulane University.
  • BHOB RAINEY, Extraordinary Professor of Music Technology; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1994, University of Miami; M.M., 1997, New England Conservatory.
  • A. DUANE RANDALL, Ph.D., Rev. John Keller, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1962, Butler University; M.A., 1964, Stanford University; Ph.D., 1968, University of California at Berkeley.
  • LORI RANNER, M.Phil., Instructor of History, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1995, Loyola University New Orleans; M.Phil., 1998, University of Oxford.
  • OLIVER RANNER, D.Phil., Lecturer/Instructor of Languages and Cultures, Humanities and Natural Sciences. Abitur, 1992, Domgymnasium Regensburg; Magister, 1996, Universitat Tubingen; M.St., 1997, D. Phil., University of Oxford.  
  • KENDRA REED, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, MBA Director, and Area Chairperson of Management / Marketing / International Business. B.S. Ed., 1987, Northwestern University; M.B.A., 1992, DePaul University; Ph.D., 1998, University of Nebraska—Lincoln.
  • MARI RETHELYI, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences. Diplome in Religious Studies, 2000, Ev. Hittudomanyi Egyetem, Budapest, Hungary; Continental Philosophy, 2001, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Bochum, Germany; Ph.D., 2009, University of Chicago.
  • CONNIE L. RODRIGUEZ, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classical Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1977, University of Richmond; M.A., 1985; Ph.D., 1989, Johns Hopkins University.
  • J. CATHY ROGERS, Ph.D., Professor of Mass Communication; Social Sciences. B.A., 1982, Louisiana College; M.J., 1985, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., 1993, Ohio University.
  • PETER S. ROGERS, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor of French; Humanities and Natural Sciences. M.A., 1973, Middlebury College; M.A., 1975, Faculté de Théologie, Lyon-Fourvières; Doc. de 3è Cycle, 1978, Université de Paris IV—Sorbonne; Ph.D., 1982, Columbia University.
  • MICHAEL E. ROMBEIRO, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities and Social Sciences. B.S. 1998, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; B.Phil., 2000, College Universitaire Dominican, Ottowa, Ontario; M.A., 2003, Ph.D., 2005, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • KAREN A. ROSENBECKER, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1993, University of Minnesota; M.A., 1996, Ph.D., 2003, University of Pittsburgh.
  • STEPHEN C. ROWNTREE, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1967, Spring Hill College; M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1973, Fordham University.
  • DARLA H. RUSHING, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Development/Capital Campaigns; Library. B.A., 1966, William Carey College; B.A., 1975, University of New Orleans; M.L.S., 1976, Louisiana State University.
  • THOMAS F. RYAN, Ph.D., Professor/Director of Loyola Institute for Ministry, Social Sciences. B.A., 1983, University of Notre Dame; M.A.R., 1992, Yale University Divinity School; Ph.D., 1998, University of Notre Dame.
  • VINCENZO A. SAINATO, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Social Sciences. B.A., 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; M.A., 2006, International Political Economy and Development; Economics, Fordham University; M.Phil., 2009, City University New York; M.A., Ph.D., 2009, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • JOSEFA SALMÓN, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish; Humanities and Natural Sciences. M.A., 1980, University of Houston; Ph.D., 1986, University of Maryland.
  • KRISTIN SANDERS, Instructor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2006, Cal Poly State University; M.F.A., 2009, Louisiana State University.
  • JANNA P. SASLAW, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1980, Barnard College; M.A., 1985; M.Phil., 1987; Ph.D., 1992, Columbia University.
  • KATARZYNA S. SAXTON, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. M.S., 1972, University of Warsaw; Ph.D., 1979, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • CHRISTOPHER C. SCHABERG, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences.  B.A., 2000, Hillsdale College; M.A., 2003, Montana State University; Ph.D., 2010, University of California, Davis.  
  • KAROLINE SCHLEH, M.F.A., Instructor/Extraordinary Faculty of Visual Arts, College of Music and Fine Art. B.A., 1990, Newcomb Art School, Tulane University; M.F.A., 1994, Louisiana State University.
  • JANELLE A. SCHWARTZ, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1997, Hamilton College; M.A., Ph.D., 2001, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • CHRISTOPHER T. SCREEN, J.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Studies; Business. B.A., 1972, Loyola University New Orleans; J.D., 1975, Tulane University.
  • JOHN T. SEBASTIAN, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1998, Georgetown University; M.A. 2000; Ph.D. Cornell University, 2003.
  • ROBERT SELF, B.A., Technical Director of Theatre Arts, College of Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1982, San Francisco State University.
  • JAI A.P. SHANATA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2005, Cornell College; Ph.D., 2011, California Institute of Technology.
  • IAN A. SMITH, Ph.D, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1998, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.S., 2002, Ph.D., 2007, University of Utah.
  • TYLER HOWELL SMITH, Instructor/Extraordinary Faculty of Voice Instruction. B.M., 1998, Southeastern Louisiana University; M.M., 2000, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; D.M.A., Current, University of Houston.
  • RICHARD SNOW, M.A., M.L.S., Associate Professor, Collection Development Librarian; Library. B.A., 1970; M.A., 1974, Auburn University; M.L.S., 1977, Louisiana State University.
  • JOHN N. SNYDER, J.D., Conrad Hilton Eminent Scholar in Music Industry Studies, Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.M.E., 1970, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; J.D., 1973, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • THOMAS G. SPENCE, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the Department of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1992, Birmingham Southern College; Ph.D., 1997, Vanderbilt University.
  • AARON SPEVACK, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. New England Conservatory of Music, 1993-1995; Bachelors of Liberal Arts, 2003, Harvard University; Ph.D. 2008, Boston University.
  • DARRYL L. STEINERT, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S. 1962, Alma College; M.S. 1964, Ph.D., 1969, Michigan State University.
  • CLIFTON J. STEPHENSON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2003, Mississippi College; Ph.D., 2008, University of South Carolina. 
  • LEOPOLDO TABLANTE, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1993, Andres Bello Catholic University; M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 2001, Universite Paris 13.
  • JAITA TALUKDAR, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1998, Presidency College in Calcutta, India; M.A., 2001, University of Calcutta, India; Ph.D., 2008, University of Cinncinati.
  • SYLVESTER R. TAN, S. J., Visiting Professor of Languages and Cultures, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 2000, University of the South, Sewanee, TN; Ph.B., 2005, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
  • S. RAE TAYLOR, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Social Sciences. B.A., 1997; M.A., 2003; Ph.D., 2009, University of Central Florida.
  • AMY THIAVILLE, Instructor/Extraordinary Faculty, Music Instruction; B.M., 1989, University of Wisconsin Madison; M.M., 1992, Yale University.
  • EVELYN R. THIBEAUX, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Loyola Institute of Ministry, Social Sciences. B.A., 1971, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas; M.A., 1980, Boston University; STL, 1991, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; Ph.D., 1990, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
  • JEREMY J. THIBODEAUX, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 2002, M.S., 2004, Ph.D., 2007 in Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • AIMEE K. THOMAS, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1995, M.S., 2001, Ph.D., 2010, The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • ROBERT A. THOMAS, Ph.D., Professor and Loyola Chair in Environmental Communications; Social Sciences. B.S., 1970, University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.S., 1974; Ph.D., 1976, Texas A&M University; Postdoctoral Fellow, 1977 – 78, Louisiana State University Medical Center.
  • WILLIAM E. THORNTON, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice; Social Sciences. B.A., 1969; M.A., 1973, East Carolina University; Ph.D., 1977, University of Tennessee.
  • RIAN R. THUM, Ph,D., Assistant Professor of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 2000, University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D., 2010, Harvard University.
  • LEN J. TREVIÑO, Ph.D., Gerald N. Gaston Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business; Business. B.B.A., 1982, University of Notre Dame; M.B.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1991, Indiana University. 
  • RALPH P. TUCCI, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1970, Brown University; M.A.; Ph.D., 1976, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee; M.S., 1985, Tulane University.
  • LAURA C. TULEY, Instructor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1987; M.A., 1992, State University of New York at Binghamton; Ph.D., 1998, State University of New York at Binghamton; M.S. 2007, in Counseling, Loyola University.
  • JOELLE S. UNDERWOOD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1995, Tulane University, Newcomb College; Ph.D., 2005, University of Southern California.
  • VICTORIA P. VEGA, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Therapy; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1980, West Virginia University; M.M.T., 1984, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • LYDIA VOIGT, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor; The Rev. Joseph H. Fichter, S.J., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, Academic Affairs; Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences. B.A., 1969, Boston University; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1977, Boston College.
  • BRENDA VOLLMAN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Social Sciences. B.A., 1995, Ohio State University; M.A., 2000, City University of New York; M.A., 2008; Ph.D., 2010, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • NICHOLAS R. VOLZ, M.M., Assistant Professor of Music; Music and Fine Arts.  B.M.E., 2002, Loyola University New Orleans; M.M., 2004, Southeastern Louisiana University; A.B.D., Indiana University.
  • MARY WAGUESPACK, Lecturer/Senior Tutor/Writing Consultant Writing Across the Curriculum Lab for English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1982, Louisiana State University; M.A., 1985, Boston University.
  • WILLIAM F. WALKENHORST, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1983, Bradley University; Ph.D., 1993, University of Wisconsin—Madison.
  • TRACEY WATTS, Ph.D., Instructor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1996, Loyola Univeristy New Orleans; M.A., 2001, University of Montana; Ph.D., 2007, University of Texas at Austin.
  • JAMES L. WEE, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1973, Central Michigan University; M.S., 1976; Ph.D., 1981, Iowa State University.
  • FRANKIE J. WEINBERG, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management; Business. B.B.A., 2000, Loyola College in Maryland; M.B.A., 2005, SUNY Binghamton; Ph.D., 2010, University of Georgia.
  • SUSAN MARY WEISHAR, Ph.D., Assistant Professor/Migration Specialist/Research Fellow of the Jesuit Social Research Institute. B.S., 1977, M.Ed., 1983, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., 1997, Louisiana State University.
  • TIMOTHY J. WELSH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 2002; M.A., 2006, Ph.D., 2011, University of Washington.
  • CATHERINE L. WESSINGER, Ph.D., Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Distinguished Professor, Professor of History of Religions; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.F.A., 1974, University of South Carolina; Ph.D., 1985, University of Iowa.
  • ELIZABETH WILLEMS, Ph.D., Lecturer with equivalent rank of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1969, Mount Mary College; M.A., 1975, Mundelein College; M.A., 1981, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1986, Marquette University.
  • MALIA WILLEY, Assistant Professor and Instruction Coordinator. B.A., 2004, Assumption College; M.A., 2007, University of Maine; M.L.S., 2008, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University.
  • DAVID A. WHITE, Ph.D., Professor of Biology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1974; M.S., 1976; Ph.D., 1979, Tulane University.
  • ROGER WHITE, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences. Chair of Political Science. B.A., 1974, University of New Orleans; M.A., 1986; Ph.D., 1989, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • J. STUART WOOD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics / Finance; Business. B.S., 1966, Tulane University; M.S., 1970, Princeton University; M.B.A., 1975; M.Phil., 1978; Ph.D., 1980, New York University.
  • CHARLES G. WRIGHTINGTON, S.J., Visiting Assistant Professor of French; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1988, Assumption College; M.A., 1995, Fordham University; S.T.B., 2000, Centre Sevres, France.
  • LEE J. YAO , Ph.D., Professor of Accounting; Area Chairperson of Accounting / Economics / Finance; Joseph A. Butt, S.J. Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Business. B.S., 1980, Minnesota State University; M.B.A., 1981; Ph.D., 1993, Deakin University (Australia).
  • NAOMI YAVNEH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Languages and Cultures and Director of the Honors Program. B.A. 1984, Princeton University; M.A. 1985, Ph.D., 1991, University of California Berkeley.
  • RUSTIN T. YERKES, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Finance; Business. B.S., 1996, U.S. Air Force Academy; M.B.A., 1998, Auburn University Montgomery; A.B.D., University of Alabama.
  • MARK G. YAKICH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A. 1992, Illinois Wesleyan; M.A. 1995, Indiana University; M.F.A. 2001, University of Memphis; Ph.D. 2006, Florida State.
  • LAURA ZAMBRANO, B.A., Extraordinary Faculty and Director of Loyola Ballet, Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1984, Loyola University of New Orleans; B.B.A., Loyola University New Orleans; Certified Teaching Diploma Ballet Pedagogy (Vaganova Syllabus), 1991, State Choreographic School, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
  • DAVID R. ZEMMELS, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Director of Digital Technology; Social Sciences. B.A., 1983, M.F.A., 1986, California State University, Fullerton.
  • EVAN L. ZUCKER, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1974, University of Maryland; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1983, Emory University.
  • DANIELLA ZSUPAN-JEROME, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Social Sciences. B.A., 2002, University of Notre Dame; M.A., 2004, Saint John’s University; Ph.D., 2010, Boston College.

Faculty Emeriti

  • NANCY FIX ANDERSON, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1965, Stanford University; M.A., 1967, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., 1973, Tulane University.
  • JESSE BARFIELD, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Accounting; Business. B.S., 1961; M.A., 1963, Florida State University; C.P.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1971, Louisiana State University.
  • LLOYD BRANDT, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting; Business. B.A., 1955, Southeastern Louisiana University; M.B.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1973, Louisiana State University; C.P.A., 1962, Louisiana.
  • CARL H. BRANS, Ph.D., Bank One/Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1957, Loyola University New Orleans; Ph.D., 1961, Princeton University.
  • DOROTHY H. BROWN, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1949, Louisiana State University; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1975, University of Southwestern Louisiana.
  • ROGENE A. BUCHHOLZ, Ph.D., Legendre-Soulé Chair in Business Ethics, Professor Emeritus of Business Management; Business. B.A., 1959, North Central College; M.S., 1960, University of Illinois; B.D., 1964, Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., 1974, University of Pittsburgh.
  • JOSEPH B. BUTTRAM, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Music Education, Dean Emeritus; Music and Fine Arts. B.M., 1954; M.M.E., 1957, North Texas State University; Ph.D., 1967, Kansas University.
  • JAMES C. CARTER, S.J., Ph.D., Emeritus President, University Chancellor, and Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1952, Spring Hill College; M.S., 1953, Fordham University; Ph.D., 1956, The Catholic University of America; S.T.L., 1959, Woodstock College.
  • WILLIAM T. COTTON, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1958, Cornell University; M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1974, University of New Mexico.
  • IGNATIUS J. D’AQUILA, M.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1953, Loyola University New Orleans; M.A., 1966, Louisiana State University and A&M College.
  • LAURA DANKNER, M.A., M.L.S., Associate Professor Emerita, Music Library Services Coordinator; Library. B.M., 1967, Ithaca College; M.A., 1971, Brooklyn College; M.L.S., 1976, State University of New York at Albany.
  • PHANUEL A. EGEJURU, Ph.D., Professor of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1968, University of Minnesota; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1973, University of California at Los Angeles.
  • ERNEST C. FERLITA, S.J., D.F.A., Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.S., 1950, Spring Hill College; S.T.L., 1964, St. Louis University; D.F.A., 1969, Yale University.
  • EDWINA FRANK, Ed.D., Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Psychology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1952, Dillard University; M.A., 1958; M.Ed., 1967; Ed.D, 1969, Columbia University; Ph.D., 1986, University of Southern Mississippi.
  • JAMES W. GAFFNEY, S.T.D., Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Religious Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1956, Spring Hill College; S.T.L., 1963, Woodstock College; M.A., 1965, Fordham University; M.Ed., 1972, Texas Southern University; S.T.D., 1968, Gregorian University.
  • HENRY A. GARON, M.S., Professor Emeritus of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1947, Loyola University New Orleans; M.S., 1950, University of Notre Dame; M.R.E., 1980, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • VERNON J. GREGSON, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies; Humanities and Natural Sciences. Ph.D., 1978, Marquette University, J.D., 1993, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • DEE W. HARPER, Ph.D., Professor of Emeritus of Sociology, Social Sciences. B.A., 1962, George Peabody College; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1967, Louisiana State University.
  • GARY B. HERBERT, Ph.D., Rev. Guy Limieux S.J. Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1965, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.A., 1967, The American University; Ph.D., 1972, Pennsylvania State University.
  • BRUCE C. HENRICKSEN, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1963, University of Minnesota; M.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1970, University of Southern California.
  • GWEN HOTCHKISS, M.M., Associate Professor Emerita of Music, Coordinator of Music Education; Music and Fine Arts. B.M.E., 1955, Pittsburgh State University, Kansas; B.M., 1956; M.M., 1957, Conservatory of Music, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • RICHARD E. JOHNSON, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English, Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.B., 1962, University of Connecticut; M.A., 1964; Ph.D., 1969, Tulane University.
  • DAVID G. KEIFFER, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1952, Loyola University New Orleans; M.S., 1953; Ph.D., 1956, University of Notre Dame.
  • CRESTON A. KING, JR., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1958, Rice University; M.A., 1962, Duke University; Ph.D., 1965, Rice University.
  • ALFRED LORENZ, Ph.D., A. Louis Reed Distinguished Professor of the School of Mass Communication, Social Sciences.  B.S. 1958, Marquette University; M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1968, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • STAN J. MAKIELSKI, JR., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Social Sciences. Ph.D., 1965, Columbia University.
  • HARRY MCMURRY, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Music; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1960, Tulane University; M.Mus., 1971, North Texas State University; M.Div., 1972, Toronto School of Theology; Ph.D., 1982, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Ca..
  • JANET G. MELANCON, Ed.D., Professor Emerita of Education, Social Sciences. B.S., 1970, McNeese University; M.Ed., 1978.; Ed.D., 1981, University of New Orleans.
  • LEO A. NICOLL, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. A.B., 1954, Spring Hill College; M.A., 1960, Fordham University; S.T.L., 1962, Jesuitenkolleg; Ph.D., 1970, University of Vienna.
  • ROSARY O’NEILL, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1966, Newcomb College of Tulane University; M.A., 1967, Tulane University; M.F.A., 1968, Ohio University; Ph.D., 1973, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • JOHN H. PENNYBACKER, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Communications; Social Sciences. B.A., 1951, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., 1956, Temple University; Ph.D., 1961, Ohio State University.
  • MARGARET ALUMKAL PARANILAM, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita of Management; Business. B.A., 1954, St. Teresa’s College; M.B.A., 1962, DePaul University; Ph.D., 1967, University of Nebraska.
  • F. CONRAD RAABE, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Social Sciences. A.B., 1962, Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., 1964; Ph.D., 1970, Pennsylvania State University.
  • RUTH RENAUD, M.L.S., Assistant Professor Emerita; Library.
  • EDWARD F. RENWICK, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Social Sciences. B.A., 1960, Georgetown University; M.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1967, University of Arizona.
  • SANDRA B. ROSENTHAL, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Philosophy; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1964, Newcomb College; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1967, Tulane University.
  • HERBERT L. SAYAS, JR., M.F.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts; Music and Fine Arts. B.A., 1959, University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.A., 1961, University of Denver, M.F.A., 1978, University of New Orleans.
  • MARCUS A.J. SMITH, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of English; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.A., 1958, Rice University; M.A., 1960, Boston College; Ph.D., 1964, University of Wisconsin; J.D., 1983, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • FRANK J. STASS, M.B.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Assistant to the Dean for Continuing Education; Business. B.S., 1951, Loyola College, Baltimore; M.B.A., 1953, Tulane University.
  • SR. MARY GRACE SWIFT, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of History; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., 1956; M.A., 1960, Creighton University; Ph.D., 1967, University of Notre Dame.
  • JAGDISH M. UPADHYAY, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Microbiology; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.Pharm., 1951, Gujera University, India; M.S., 1957, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 1963, Washington State University.
  • JASJIT SINGH WALIA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry; Humanities and Natural Sciences. B.S., Honors, 1955; M.S., Honors, 1956, Punjab University, India; Ph.D., 1960, University of Southern California.
  • BILLIE A. WILSON, R.N., Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Nursing; Social Sciences. B.A., 1965, Newton College of the Sacred Heart; M.S., 1973, Purdue University; B.S.N., 1978, Northwestern State University; M.N., 1981, Louisiana State University Medical Center; Ph.D., 1987, University of New Orleans.

College of Business Overview

Dean: William Locander, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Angela Brocato Hoffer

The deans are assisted by the leadership team:

  • Director of Graduate Programs: Jerry Goolsby, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director of Graduate Programs: Jay O'Conor
  • Director of the Intl Business Center: Jeffrey Krug, Ph.D.
  • Director of Portfolio and Internships: Kathy Barnett, Ph.D.

For more information on the college, visit its website at:
http://www.business.loyno.edu/about-college

Associations + Accreditation

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, founded in 1947, holds membership in the American Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Association of American Colleges, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, National Catholic Educational Association, the Southern Business Administration Association, and the Southwestern Business Administration Association.

The College of Business' baccalaureate program was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 1950. The graduate division of the college was established in 1961, accredited by the AACSB in 1974, and reaccredited in 1983, 1999, and most recently in 2010. The College of Business is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). 

"Awaken, Enlighten, Transform" Mission

The College of Business acts in accordance with the following mission:

Today, more than ever, businesses need ethical, empowered leaders who invite trust, build community, and value their professional responsibility more than self-interest. In the College of Business, our vision is to create a learning place that awakens, enlightens, and transforms students to become those kind of leaders and not to leave their values, ethics, and character behind when they graduate.

In the Ignatian tradition, the mission of the College of Business is to provide a superior values-laden education that motivates and enables our students to become effective and socially responsible business leaders. We strive to contribute quality research, serve local and intellectual communities, and graduate students who possess critical thinking skills and courage to act justly in a global business environment. 

Awards for Outstanding Achievements

Each year in May, the College of Business hosts an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding students and faculty. Awards are given to students of all class ranks. There are four types of student awards: college-wide awards, awards in each major, awards given by student organizations, and awards from outside agencies. There are also four types of faculty awards: for outstanding advising, research, service, and teaching.

The College of Business is proud to honor these awardees for their outstanding academic and professional achievements and to display their names on plaques located in the Miller Hall 3rd floor lobby.

Degree Programs Offered in Business

The College of Business offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

Other programs offered include:

Description of Courses + Electives

The College of Business offers required and elective courses in the following areas:

Double Majors + Business Minors

Because students often have multiple interests, the College of Business offers the flexibility of adding a double major or minor to any of its degree programs.

Double Majors

Students earning the B.B.A. or the B.Acc. may elect to have a double major. The total number of hours required varies, depending on the majors chosen. For example, management + marketing may require as few as 12 additional credit hours.

Double majors can be earned in the College of Business, with any combination of 2 business degree programs, or with any of Loyola's other undergraduate colleges or degree programs. Students should consult their advisor for further information.

Business Minors

The College of Business offers business minors for both non-business majors and minors for business majors. In general, these require 18-21 additional credit hours of study outside of the requirements of a student's chosen major. 

Eligibility + Requirements for Graduation

In order to graduate, a student must meet the graduation requirements of the university and college and must possess a Loyola grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, as well as a GPA of at least 2.0 in all business courses taken at Loyola. Students must also complete all of the required courses for their major(s) and have a GPA of at least 2.0 in those major courses taken at Loyola.

At least half of the business adjunct courses taught in the College of Business, half of the business core courses, at least 15 credit hours of required major courses, and the capstone BA B445 "Business Policy" course must be taken at Loyola. Course substitutions and exceptions to these guidelines or requirements are allowed only with permission of the associate dean.

Exceptional Course Credit + Requirements

Because each student's academic needs and life circumstances differ, the College of Business offers the flexibility of earning some course credit through independent study or transfer credit from other accredited institutions.

Independent Study

A student may apply for an independent study in the following cases:

  1. The student needs a course for graduation which is not being offered, or
  2. The student desires to study a topic(s) not covered in courses offered by the college.

An overall GPA of 2.0 is required in order to be eligible to enroll in independent study.

In general, students applying for independent study should possess at least junior standing. Exceptions must be discussed with the associate dean.

Students must also complete a formal application prior to registration and obtain approval from the desired tenured instructor and the associate dean.

Application forms and additional information are available from the associate dean.

Transfer Credit

Credit may be granted for work successfully completed at other accredited institutions of higher learning. Transfer credits acceptable for admission purposes shall be valid for degree credit in the college only to the extent to which they represent courses acceptable in the curriculum of their degree. All questions regarding the application of transfer work to degree requirements must be resolved within the first semester of enrollment.

The college will not accept transfer credit for any course in which a grade lower than C has been received. Credit will not be allowed for business courses completed at the freshman or sophomore level at another college or university that are only offered at the junior or senior level in this college. Transfer students who have already enrolled in the College of Business should not expect courses taken at a community college or an institution not accredited by AACSB to be applied toward their degree.

After matriculating at Loyola, students wishing to take courses at another college or university must receive written permission from the associate dean. Permission will be granted only to students in good standing and, for business courses, only for schools accredited by AACSB. Permission is not granted to take courses at a community college. Students are cautioned that permission to take summer courses elsewhere will be granted only for compelling reasons. Courses taken elsewhere prior to and after matriculation at Loyola transfer as earned hours; the grades do not enter into the student's Loyola GPA calculation.

Prerequisite Courses

Most courses have specific prerequisites. Students may not register for a course until they have met the prerequisites listed in the course descriptions in this bulletin. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with course prerequisites.

Prerequisites are also listed in the semester schedule of course offerings in LORA. Students with fewer than 56 credit hours are not permitted to enroll in 300-level or 400-level business courses, which require Junior and Senior standing, respectively.

Internship Program + Requirements

Because many experiences in business are impossible to gain in the traditional classroom setting, College of Business students are required to participate in the college’s internship program. The College of Business internship program provides students with an opportunity to:

  • Gain relevant career-related experience,
  • Reinforce and/or reevaluate classroom study through a comparison of theory and practice, and
  • Pursue the study of specialized business topics in a professional setting related to their particular field of interest.

Students will participate in the internship program during their junior or senior year upon completion of the following core business courses: ACCT B202, BA B101, DECS B205, ECON B200, MGT B245, and MKT B280. Internships may take place in the summer, fall, or spring semester.

Internships require a minimum of 120 hours over a minimum of 5 weeks at the job site and regular interaction between the student and academic supervisor. Students must also complete an academic component as defined and approved by the academic internship supervisor.

The internship grade (pass/fail) is based on the following criteria:

  • Meeting requirements set by the academic supervisor and the site supervisor,
  • Confidential performance evaluation by the internship site supervisor, and
  • Completion of an academic component.

The required internship course (BA B497) is 3 credit hours and counts as a business elective credit. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to enroll in an internship. Credit earned through an internship may not be applied to the university or college's residence requirement. 

Portfolio Program + Requirements

The Business Portfolio Program—"Portfolio" for short—initiated by the College of Business in Fall of 2009, serves to address issues related to transitioning from college student to real-life opportunities. This required series of eight, sequential, non-credit courses and experiences is designed to expand on the traditional academic and classroom experience, focusing on student personal and career development.

Courses include both academic and non-academic learning experiences. The focus of the freshman year courses is self exploration as it relates to career knowledge and development. Subsequent classes include career development skills, job search skills and assistance with job placement. Students will be assessed on each course competency and will include those assessment outcomes in their CoB portfolio.

The Portfolio program provides both students and faculty with the ability to track each student's progress over their four-year college career.

Portfolio grades are assigned on a Pass/Fail basis. Students who fail a portfolio course will need to repeat the course in order to graduate.  

For more information on the Business Portfolio Program, including specific grading and coursework policies, see the program's bulletin listing

Student Organizations + Clubs

Learning takes place both in and outside of the classroom. In addition to internships, Portfolio, study abroad programs, and service learning opportunities, College of Business students are encouraged to join any of the following professional fraternities, honor societies, and student-led clubs available in the College.

Professional Fraternities

Alpha Kappa Psi

The objects of Alpha Kappa Psi are to further the individual welfare of its members; to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance; to educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and to promote and advance in institutions of college rank, courses leading to degrees in business administration.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is an international professional commerce society. Its purposes are to foster the study of business; encourage scholarship, social activities, and the association of students for the mutual advancement by research and practice; promote closer ties between the commercial world and students of commerce; and further a high standard of commercial ethics and culture for the civic and commercial welfare of the community. 

Honor Societies

Beta Alpha Psi

The purposes of this national scholastic and professional fraternity are to recognize outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance, and information systems; promote the study and practice of these professional fields; provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals; and encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities. Functions include professional meetings as well as social and service activities. Membership is open to degree-seeking undergraduate students who, at a minimum, are majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems; are at least first-semester sophomores; and have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (or above) overall and within their major.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The purposes of this national honor society are to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business administration, to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business and management, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have achieved a high level of academic performance are considered for membership in this organization. Invitations go to the upper seven percent of the second semester junior class, the upper 10 percent of the graduating senior class, and to the upper 20 percent of the graduating master’s degree class.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The purposes of this international honor society in economics are the encouragement of excellence in economics and the recognition of scholastic attainment in economics. Membership is open to those undergraduates who have completed at least 12 semester hours of coursework in economics with a grade point average of 3.5 or better, and who have an overall average of at least 3.0. 

Student-Led Organizations

American Marketing Association

As a professional organization, the AMA helps develop, encourage, and strengthen working relations between students studying marketing and marketing professionals in the business community. The resulting exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience is mutually beneficial. Meetings regularly feature business leaders from both the local and national arena.

Economics Club

The Economics Club is designed to stimulate interest in economics among university students. Economics is a social science that analyzes the relationship between human behavior and the production and exchange of goods and services. Club activities are designed to promote an understanding of current economic issues, current economic controversies, and the role that economics plays in personal and professional decision making. The Economics Club is open to all majors.

Financial Management Association

The purposes of the Financial Management Association and the FMA Honor Society are to assist in the professional, educational, and social development of university students interested in finance, banking, and investments, and to encourage interaction among business executives, faculty, and students of business and finance. To join the FMA, a student must have a sincere interest in finance. To be considered for membership in the FMA Honor Society, a student must have an overall GPA of 3.25 and at least six hours of finance coursework with a GPA of 3.25.

Students in Free Enterprise

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a student organization that is active on more than 1,700 college and university campuses and in 42 countries and territories around the world. Students work together as a team and through the mentoring of faculty advisers develop and implement educational outreach programs that teach individuals in their communities the principles of market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills, and business ethics. The Loyola SIFE team works with local elementary, middle and high schools to teach free enterprise principles. Loyola SIFE also works with senior citizens in the area as well as homeless shelters. SIFE is open to all students on campus regardless of major. 

Study Abroad Programs + Requirements

All students majoring in business are encouraged to study abroad. Students considering study abroad must inform the staff in the Center for International Education of their intentions. The staff will assist in locating a suitable program and in pre-departure planning. Students will also be required to participate in the de-briefing session upon their return. Students should plan ahead to take advantage of these opportunities

The College of Business offers short summer programs in Europe and Asia. The programs are taught in English by Loyola faculty and by local guest lecturers. Site visits to local companies, meetings with public officials and multinational corporation executives, and field trips are included.

The college also participates in several exchange programs. Students can study in the native language in France and Spain. The host institution assists with housing, registration, and integration into the local society. Tuition is based on Loyola’s full-time tuition, and is paid to Loyola; no tuition is paid at the other school. The student will be assisted by the associate dean’s office or their academic advisor with selection of courses.

Students may also wish to engage in an internship while or after studying abroad. Interning, working, or studying abroad obviously requires planning well in advance, so any student considering such activities should make those interests known as early as possible.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Program Objective

The purpose of the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program is to provide students with a well-rounded education that includes a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a study of the art and science of management and administration. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society.

Learning Goals

All B.B.A. programs have the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will demonstrate competency as business professionals.
  • Graduates will be able to apply critical thinking skills to business issues.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in the business world.
  • Graduates will be able to apply a values-laden method for making ethical decisions.
  • Graduates will posses the knowledge, skills, + abilities needed to succeed in the global economy.

Available Majors

Majors available to students in the B.B.A. program include:

Required Courses

The B.B.A. curriculum consists of 120 credit hours and has four parts:

  1. Common curriculum + non-business electives
  2. Business adjunct courses sequence
  3. Business core courses sequence
  4. Major requirements + business electives 

Curriculum Design

Common Curriculum

Course
Title
Credits
ENGL T122 Critical Reading + Writing 3
ENGL T125 Writing About Literature 3
HIST T122 World Civilization to 1650 3
HIST T124 World Civilization from 1650 3
PHIL T122 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL V252 Making Moral Decisions 3
RELS T122 Introduction to World Religions 3
RELS U### or V### Religious Studies Electives (2) 6
BIOL / CHEM / PHYS Natural Science Elective (1) 3
MUGN / VISA / DRAM Fine Arts Elective (1) 3
  Non-Business Electives (2, except for INTB major) 6

Business Adjunct Courses

Course
Title
Credits
BA B415 Business Ethics 3
DECS B205 Business Statistics 3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business 3
MATH A115 Finite Mathematics 3
MATH A116 Survey of Calculus 3
PHIL A201 Practical Logic 3

Business Core Courses

Course
Title
Credits
PFOL 100-401 Business Portfolio Program (8 semesters) 0
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making 3
ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting  for Decision Making 3
BA B100 Introduction to Business 3
BA B101 Business Communications 3
BA B445 Business Policy 3
FIN B300 Financial Management 3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior 3
MGT B250 Management Information Systems 3
MGT B325 Production + Operations Management 3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3

Major Requirements

Major
Courses
Credits
Economics ECON B205, B206, B305 + 3 ECON Electives 18
Finance FIN B305, B310, B315, B325, B400 + 1 FIN Electives 18
International Business INTB B200, B325, B330, B435 + 2 INTB Electives + 2 POLI / HIST / SOCI Electives + 2 Foreign Language 30
Management MGT B310, B315, B375, B430 + 2 MGT Electives 18
Marketing MKT B330, B340, B390, B450 + 2 MKT Electives 18
All majors Business Internship (BA B497) 3
All but INTB Business Electives (2; FIN requires ACCT B205) 6

Total Credits

120

 

 

Business Administration (BA)

BA B100 Introduction to Business 3 crs.

The course introduces the nature of business and its complexities in the context of the environment in which it operates. Subjects covered include ownership forms, organization, management, marketing, accounting, financial institutions, labor relations, basic word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, data base, library resources, and small businesses.

BA B101 Business Communications 3 crs.

This course will improve the student's ability to create successful communication products–both written and oral. Topics include word processing applications, the process for successful communication, business writing, report writing using style guidelines, résumé writing, Internet, and presentation skills. The course will also focus on multicultural sensitivity, ethical considerations, collaborative writing, and career issues.

Prerequisites: BA B100, ENGL T122

BA B200 Introduction to International Business 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers in an international setting.  It seeks to provide them with a working knowledge of issues relating to making decision in today’s global environment.  It also aims at equipping students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to make sound business decisions in international setting.  It covers the international business environment, dealing with topics such as national differences in political economy and culture, international trade, exchange rates, intellectual property rights and other topics which affect the international business operations.  It also focuses on the individual firm strategies, covering foreign direct investment, firm market entry strategies, financial and other business decisions that the successful multinationals need to make. 

Cross-listing: INTB B200

BA B400 Global Startups 3 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and entrepreneurial skills via two methods–first, in-depth discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by small and/or new international ventures; and second, an applied research project whereby students design and defend global strategic plans (specifying the financial, marketing, human, technological, and operational resources) with which to take advantage of an attractive business opportunity identified in the first part of the course.

Prerequisites: FIN B300, MGT B245, MGT B325, MKT B280; senior standing

BA B405 New Venture Funding 3 crs.

This course will help students to develop skills that enable them to manage the specific funding issues that cause greatest concern for new and growing ventures. Primary topics are securing funding for a developing venture, developing a financial plan to present when seeking funding, establishing successful banking relationships, use of accounting software packages, cash flow management, and credit and collections. The course will be applied in nature and will build on prior work in accounting and finance in the CBA core curriculum. Students will develop entrepreneurial skills by combining analytical skills with intuition and creative problem solving techniques.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

BA B410 Business Plan Development 3 crs.

This course will help students to develop skills that enable them to develop and present superior business plans to use when seeking funding for new ventures. Students will work with business owners, bankers, venture capitalists, and other professionals in developing these business plans. Primary topics are (1) expanding on the basic business plan developed in prior coursework, (2) using the business plan to secure funding, and (3) competing with other proposed ventures for funding. Student teams will compete among themselves for the right to represent the CBA in business plan competitions with students from other universities. The course will be applied in nature and will build on prior work in the basic business core of the CoB and the Small and New Venture class, MGT B430. Students will develop skills needed to develop actual new venture business plans by combining analytical skills with intuition and creative problem solving techniques.

Prerequisites: MGT B430, MKT B280; junior standing

BA B415 Business Ethics 3 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Prerequisites: ECON B101, MGT B245, PHIL V252; junior standing

BA B435 Multinational Business Strategy 3 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Prerequisites: FIN B300, MGT B245, MGT B325, MKT B280; senior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B435

BA B445 Business Policy 3 crs.

This course will (1) provide students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and (2) have students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

Prerequisites: FIN B300, MGT B245, MGT B325, MKT B280(ACCT B410 for accounting majors); senior standing

BA B493 Special Topics 3 crs.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

BA B497 Internship 1 - 6 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

BA B499 Independent Study arr.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

 

Decision Science (DECS)

DECS B205 Business Statistics 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to the statistics used in business. Topics covered are sources and collection of business data, describing data, probability concepts, the use of confidence limits to estimate the mean or the proportion, the use of hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, chi-square test for independence, simple correlation and regression analysis to discover how two variables are related to each other. The use of a business spreadsheet program is an integral part of this hands-on course.

Prerequisite: MATH A115

DECS B499 Independent Study in Decision Science arr.

 Prerequisites: DECS B205; junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

Economics

Program Objective

The purpose of the economics major is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of economic processes and the ability to analyze critically economic issues, so they can function as intelligent, informed business leaders and productive members of society. Emphasis is placed on understanding how interactions among people in their roles as consumers and producers, and as individuals or members of social, cultural, political, and economic organizations, are coordinated.

Learning Goals

  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze the economic effects, both intended and unintended, of decisions made under diverse institutional frameworks.
  • Graduates will have a broad understanding of the functional areas of business and the application of economics to business decision making.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate economic theories and analyses.

Major Requirements

All economics majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ECON B205
Intermediate Microeconomics
3
ECON B206
Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
ECON B305
International Economics
3
ECON B###
Economics Electives* (3)
9
  Business Electives (2) 6
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May also choose FIN B310, Financial Institutions. May not include ECON B100 or ECON B101.

Other Information

ECON Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements

Economics (ECON)

ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to economic analysis: efficiency and equity; production and exchange; costs, supply, and demand; markets, organizations, and government; competition, cooperation, and coercion; and international trade.

Corequisite: College math

ECON B101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to alternative theories of inflation and unemployment; economic growth; money, banking, and financial intermediation; interest rates; business cycles; exchange rates, trade balances, and the balance of payments; deficits and the national debt; monetary, fiscal, exchange rate, incomes, and regulatory policies; national income and product; and international payments accounting.

Prerequisites: College math; ECON B100*

ECON B205 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 crs.

This course is an analysis of market and firm coordination; the theory of consumer behavior and demand; the theory of supply; competition; the pricing of goods and resources; and government policies.

Prerequisites: MATH A116 or MATH A257, ECON B100*

ECON B206 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 crs.

This course considers various theories concerning the functioning of the macroeconomy: Classical, Keynesian, and the Neoclassical Synthesis; Monetarism, Rational Expectations, and Real Business Cycles; Supply-Side, Neo- (or New) Keynesian, Post Keynesian, and Austrian.

Prerequisites: MATH A116 or MATH A257, ECON B101*

ECON B305 International Economics 3 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration.

Prerequisites: ECON B101*; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B305

ECON B325 The Market Process 3 crs.

This course serves as an introduction to subjectivist economics. Primary emphasis is on the Austrian School. Topics covered include history and methodology; the market process and intervention; capital and interest; money, credit, and the financial system; and business cycles.

Prerequisites: ECON B101**, ECON B205*, ECON B206*; junior standing

ECON B330 Law + Economics 3 crs.

This course is an economic analysis used to consider the effects of legal rules upon people’s actions. Alternative rules are considered, with particular attention paid to the differing effects each is likely to have on the structure of incentives, and thus on human actions.

Prerequisites: ECON B100*, ECON B205*; junior standing

ECON B335 Economic Development 3 crs.

This course will consider the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Prerequisites:ECON B100*, ECON B101*; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B335

ECON B340 History of Economic Thought 3 crs.

This course will discuss the origins and evolution of the history of economic ideas and theories. Topics include ancient and medieval thought, Roman and early Christian thought, the mercantilists, the physiocrats, Adam Smith and the Classical economists, Karl Marx, the Marginal Revolution, the Keynesian Revolution, and Contemporary Economics.

Prerequisites: ECON B101*; junior standing

ECON B345 Labor Economics 3 crs.

This course is an overview of diverse topics in economics which deal specifically with labor market issues. Topics include the supply and demand of labor; human capital theory; migration and mobility; the job search process; employment and unemployment; unions; compensation issues; discrimination; and earnings and income distribution.

Prerequisites: ECON B101*; junior standing

ECON B350 Industrial Organization + Public Policy 3 crs.

This class will investigate the nature of firms and industries: why firms exist and why firms have diverse organizational structures; why industry structures differ; competition and monopoly; firm behavior; transaction cost theory; and the effects of antitrust policy.

Prerequisites: ECON B101*; junior standing

ECON B360 Econometrics 3 crs.

An intermediate level statistics course. After a brief overview of statistics, the course covers least squares estimation, inference, diagnostic methods, forecasting and forecast evaluation, and simultaneous equations estimation. The course focuses more on applied work than on its theoretical underpinnings. You will be actively involved with computer exercises in this course, using the STATA software program. 

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B100*, ECON B101*; junior standing

ECON B493 Special Topics in Economics 3 crs.

Prerequisites: ECON B205*, ECON B206*; junior standing

ECON B499 Independent Study in Economics arr.

Prerequisites: ECON B205*, ECON B206*; junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

ECON X130 Economics + Society 3 crs.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the tools available for understanding and making decisions about current economic problems such as crime, education, pollution, unemployment, and inflation. Focus is on the proposition that basic economic concepts are essential for making better decisions.

Not open to business students or to students who have completed ECON B100 or B101

Common Curriculum course category: Behavioral / Social Science

* Economics majors and minors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in the relevant prerequisite courses to fulfill these prerequisite requirements.

Finance

Program Objective

The purpose of the finance major is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the methods and techniques employed to manage the financial instruments and resources of an enterprise so that they can function as business leaders and effective decision makers. Emphasis is placed on understanding and managing working capital, long-term capital, capital structure, and dividend policy, and on evaluating a firm’s financial condition and prospects. The Finance program focuses on three major Finance areas: Financial Management, Investments, and Financial Markets and Institutions as well as a global perspective incorporated in all Finance courses.

Learning Goals

  • Graduates will have a broad understanding of the functional areas of business and the application of finance to business decision-making and risk/return analysis.
  • Graduates will be able to analyze the financial statements of a business enterprise.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate financial theories and analyses.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of the financial system of the United States.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of domestic and international finance, financial institutions, investments, and markets.

Major Requirements

All finance majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I
3
FIN B305
Analysis of Financial Statements
3
FIN B310
Financial Institutions
3
FIN B315
Investments
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN B###
Finance Elective* (1)
3
  Business Electives (1) 3
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May also choose ACCT B206, Corporate Accounting + Reporting II, or ACCT B300, Tax Accounting I; may NOT include FIN B200, Personal Finance.

Other Information

FIN Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements

Finance (FIN)

FIN B200 Personal Finance 3 crs.

This course explores those areas of finance which have direct impact on an individual’s financial decisions. Emphasis is on financial planning, budgeting and savings oriented cash management, credit usage and credit legislation, investments, tax planning, basic risk management and insurance concepts, retirement planning, estate planning, and Louisiana inheritance and community property law rules. May not be used as a major elective.

FIN B300 Financial Management 3 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Prerequisites: ACCT B202, DECS B205, ECON B101; junior standing.

FIN B305 Analysis of Financial Statements 3 crs.

This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205, FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B310 Financial Institutions 3 crs.

This course examines the purpose and functions of financial markets and financial institutions, domestic and global. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions. It is highly recommended that the student take FIN B300, Financial Management, first.

Prerequisites: ECON B101; junior standing

FIN B315 Investments 3 crs.

This course analyzes different investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Techniques for selection, timing, and diversification of investment choices are emphasized. Portfolio theory is also explained as the capstone element at the end of this course.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B325 International Financial Management 3 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities associated with trade and investments that take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and direct and indirect international investment considerations.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B325

FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management 3 crs.

This course examines the theory and practice of financial management through case analysis and readings. Topics considered include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial structure, and dividend policy.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205, FIN B300*, FIN B305*; junior standing

FIN B405 Personal Financial Planning 3 crs.

This course is primarily for business majors and concentrates on preparation of professional financial planners. This course concentrates on understanding the financial planning process in areas such as risk management and insurance, investments, retirement planning, estate planning, and the Louisiana community property and inheritance laws.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B410 Management of Financial Institutions 3 crs.

This course analyzes the asset and liability management problems of financial institutions. Emphasis is on the particular problems of managing a commercial bank. Cases are used to illustrate the alternative solutions to problems common to financial institution management.

Prerequisites: FIN B310*; junior standing

FIN B450 Real Estate Investments + Finance 3 crs.

This course analyzes real estate financing and investment, vis-a-vis other investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Primary focus is on evaluating the risk-return potential of income producing real property.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B493 Special Topics in Finance 3 crs.

Previous topics include speculative markets (Derivatives); real estate appraisal; portfolio analysis; global financial markets; entrepreneurship, expectations, and equilibrium; and investment banking.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B499 Independent Study in Finance 3 crs.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

 * Finance majors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in the relevant prerequisite courses to fulfill these prerequisite requirements.

International Business

Program Objective

The purpose of the international business major is to prepare students to manage and lead in a variety of societies and organizations that exist in today’s increasingly interdependent global economy. To achieve the following objectives, international business majors take a comprehensive curriculum that includes business, language, and social science courses related to the country/region of interest (as indicated by the language chosen). Also, international business majors must participate in either the international summer or semester-long study abroad or exchange programs offered by the college.

Learning Goals

  • Graduates will be able to understand, appreciate, and thrive in cultures other than their own, and in organizations composed of and serving individuals with diverse social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Graduates will be able to conduct business transactions in at least two languages using the practical skills and modern techniques of management practice.
  • Graduates will feel comfortable in reconciling conflicting ethical, political, and economic dilemmas of the emerging global economy.
  • Graduates will be able to incorporate both the broad and specific implications of global trends and unexpected events into the design and implementation of business strategies.
  • Graduates will be ready to assume positions of responsibility in internationally-oriented organizations in which these individuals can leverage their managerial skills and expertise.

Major Requirements

All international business majors must take the following courses:

Course
Title
Credits
INTB B200 Introduction to International Business
3
INTB B325 International Finance
3
INTB B330 International Marketing  3
INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3
HIST / POLS / SOCI #### History, Political Science, or Sociology Electives* (2) 6
FREN / GERM / ITAL / JPNS / SPAN Modern Foreign Language Electives** (2) 6
INTB B###
International Business Electives (2)
6
  International Experience Req.*** (Study or Intern Abroad) -
Total Credits in Major 30
Total Credits in Degree 120

* Must have an international focus; these courses fulfill the business elective requirements.

** Choose one modern foreign language, consistent with the world region of specialization and other electives chosen; these courses fulfill the non-business elective requirements.

*** All International Business majors must complete at least one substantial experience, either an internship or foreign study, to meet the requirements of the degree program.

Other Information

INTB Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements

International Business (INTB)

INTB B200 Introduction to International Business 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers in an international setting.  It seeks to provide them with a working knowledge of issues relating to making decision in today’s global environment.  It also aims at equipping students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to make sound business decisions in international setting.  It covers the international business environment, dealing with topics such as national differences in political economy and culture, international trade, exchange rates, intellectual property rights and other topics which affect the international business operations.  It also focuses on the individual firm strategies, covering foreign direct investment, firm market entry strategies, financial and other business decisions that the successful multinationals need to make.  

Cross-listing: BA B200

INTB B210 Law for International Business 3 crs.

This course discusses basic legal principles of engaging in business transactions subject to the law of foreign jurisdictions, and processes available and rules that apply to the solutions of international business problems.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205

Cross-listing: LGST B210

INTB B305 International Economics 3 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration.

Prerequisites: ECON B101; junior standing

Cross-listing: ECON B305

INTB B315 International Management 3 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B315

INTB B325 International Financial Management 3 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities that arise when trade and investment take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and international investments.

Prerequisites: FIN B300; junior standing

Cross-listing: FIN B325

INTB B330 International Marketing 3 crs.

This course explores similarities and differences of domestic and international marketing programs; sources of information available to firms considering foreign marketing efforts; costs and problems of gathering this information; formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in other environments.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B330

INTB B335 Economic Development 3 crs.

This course will consider the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Prerequisites: ECON B100, ECON B101; junior standing

Cross-listing: ECON B335

INTB B340 Business Environment and Practices in Latin America 3 crs.

This course aims at developing skills essential for being an effective manager either in Latin America or with a business that does business in that region; and understanding how U.S.-based companies may profit from the prospects emerging from the current social, political, and economic landscape in Latin America. Discussion will be centered on identifying, analyzing, and comparing the factors surrounding such markets, and on understanding the implications of such elements for organizations and managers, highlighting business practices and cross-cultural differences. Students will also develop "country profiles" of Latin American nations or markets. The course method includes lectures and case discussions, as well as numerous local and foreign guest speakers.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B345 Business Environment and Practices in Asia 3 crs.

This course aims at developing skills essential for being an effective manager either in Asia or with a business that does business in that region; and understanding how U.S.-based companies may profit from the prospects emerging from the current social, political, and economic landscape in Asia. Discussion will be centered on identifying, analyzing, and comparing the factors surrounding such markets, and on understanding the implications of such elements for organizations and managers, highlighting business practices and cross-cultural differences. Students will also develop "country profiles" of Asian nations or markets. The course method includes lectures and case discussions, as well as numerous local and foreign guest speakers.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B350 Business Environment and Practices in Europe 3 crs.

This course aims at developing skills essential for being an effective manager either in Europe or with a business that does business in that region; and understanding how U.S.-based companies may profit from the prospects emerging from the current social, political, and economic landscape in Europe. Discussion will be centered on identifying, analyzing, and comparing the factors surrounding such markets, and on understanding the implications of such elements for organizations and managers, highlighting business practices and cross-cultural differences. Students will also develop "country profiles" of European nations or markets. The course method includes lectures and case discussions, as well as numerous local and foreign guest speakers.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listings: MGT B370, MKT B370

INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy 3 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Prerequisites: FIN B300, MGT B245, MGT B325, MKT B280; senior standing

Cross-listing: BA B435

INTB B499 Independent Study in International Business arr.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

 

Management

Program Objective

The purpose of the management major is to provide students with an understanding of the challenges, concerns, and responsibilities that they will experience in the business world and with a working knowledge of how to compete in a global economy by applying the four general management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Learning Goals

  • Graduates will have an intimate knowledge of, and practical skills in, modern techniques of management practice that can be implemented in organizations so that those graduates may step into positions of responsibility in any organizational setting.
  • Graduates will be able to identify boundaries (e.g. legal, cultural, ethical, organizational), formulate strategies, and implement plans to achieve organizational goals.
  • Graduates will be able to identify resources (e.g. financial, human, technical) and tasks, allocate resources, and arrange tasks to achieve organizational goals.
  • Graduates will be able to articulate group or organizational goals and influence others to work together to achieve those goals.
  • Graduates will be able to measure performance and decide the process changes needed in order to reach organizational goals.

Major Requirements

All management majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
MGT B310 Human Resources Management 3
MGT B315 International Management 3
MGT B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision-Making 3
MGT B430 Small + New Venture Development 3
MGT B### Management Electives (2)* 6
  Business Electives (2) 6
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May not include MGT B245, MGT B250, or MGT B325.

Other Information

MGT Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements

Management (MGT)

MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior 3 crs.

The course explores organizations as social units and the phenomena of individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include evolution of research in organizational principles and practices; personality, perception, and attitude formation; motivation; behavior; performance; structure; groups; planning and decision making; communication; power and conflict; leadership; stress; and international issues.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122

MGT B250 Management Information Systems 3 crs.

This course introduces the significant uses of information technology in the business world. The student will study steps necessary to design, implement, and operate a computer-based information system. More significantly, the student will study the complex issues involved in managing information technology, including the rapidly changing issues involving the telecommunications industry.

MGT B305 Labor Relations 3 crs.

This course is a study of the history and development of organized labor; the background and techniques of collective bargaining; union security and management rights; job rights and due process.

Prerequisites: ECON B101, MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B310 Human Resource Management 3 crs.

This course focuses on current issues in human resource management in both the private and public sectors. Topics include civil service systems, manpower, planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, compensation, benefits, job evaluation, and personnel systems evaluation.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B315 International Management 3 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B315

MGT B320 Psychology in Management 3 crs.

This course presents the theories, experiments, and problem-solving efforts of the psychologist and the behavioral scientist in the area of administrative action. Topics include cognitive dissonance, reinforcement theory, need achievement, leadership, and attitude change.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B322 Retail + Value Chain Management 3 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B322  

MGT B325 Production + Operation Management 3 crs.

This course deals with the decision making involved in selecting, designing, operating, and controlling activities of the operations system for continuous improvement. Topics include total quality management, forecasting, product design and process selection, capacity planning and location, facility layout, project planning and control, production planning, and just-in-time production and inventory management.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B100; junior standing

MGT B335 Advanced Business Communication 3 crs.

This course explores a core of advanced communication topics including meeting management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and cultural communication skills. Case studies are discussed and analyzed. A team project allows students to gain experience in conducting, analyzing, and writing a communication audit.

Prerequisites: BA B101, ENGL T122; junior standing

MGT B360 Essentials of Total Quality Management 3 crs.

This course introduces the fundamentals of Total Quality Management (TQM) through lectures and hands-on teamwork.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B360

MGT B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listings: INTB B370, MKT B370

MGT B375 Contemporary Managerial Decision Making 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers by providing them with the basic analytical, quantitative, and qualitative tools/skills to make effective decisions. A course project requires students to use (1) diagnostic skills to formulate problems, (2) data collection skills to obtain appropriate information, (3) data analysis skills to draw conclusions, and (4) presentation skills to explain why and how the problem can be solved. Decision implementation issues are also analyzed.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, ECON B101, MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B415 Global Supply Chain Management 3 crs.

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the strategic importance of good supply chain management practices. Students will be taught to understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the performance of a firm. Within the strategic framework, students will be taught to identify facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. This course also aims at showing students how these drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain design, planning, and operation to improve organizational performance. For each driver of supply chain performance, the goal is to provide students with practical managerial levers and concepts that may be used to improve supply chain performance. Utilizing these managerial levers requires knowledge of analytic methodologies for supply chain analysis.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing  

MGT B420 Leadership + Team Building 3 crs.

This course examines leadership as a process of influencing others toward the achievement of goals. The process functions through complex interactions among the leader, relevant followers, and shared situations. This course introduces students to current research and methodology relating to each of the three components of leadership, in the role of developing effective teamwork.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B430 Small + New Venture Development 3 crs.

This course gives students an opportunity to go through the steps required to start a business and to experience some of the frustrations and achievements associated with the process. Experience gained in other business courses will be used extensively.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B465 Sports Marketing + Management 3 crs.

This course covers the essentials of sports marketing and management–planning, promotions, operations, recruiting, contracts, and market analysis. The course will make use of traditional lecture and exams plus papers, cases, speakers, and field trips.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B465

MGT B493 Special Topics in Management 3 crs.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

MGT B499 Independent Study in Management arr.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing  

See description in College of Business overview

Marketing

Program Objective

The purpose of the marketing major is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the marketing process and how this process integrates with the other functional areas of business. Emphasis is placed on application of key strategic marketing concepts within various environments under various conditions. Students should appreciate the implications that marketing decisions have on a firm’s internal and external constituencies.

Learning Goals

  • Graduates will have a knowledge of current marketing practices and concepts.
  • Graduates will be able to apply strategic marketing concepts in a realistic or simulated environment.
  • Graduates will be able to plan and evaluate systems for customer input before, during, and after production and distribution of a product or service.
  • Graduates will be able to construct a coordinated marketing plan that shows the ability to assess the competitive environment and integrate all the marketing mix areas.
  • Graduates will have developed a value structure to judge the implications of their marketing strategies on the internal and external constituencies of a firm.

Major Requirements

All marketing majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
MKT B330 International Marketing
3
MKT B340 Promotions Management
3
MKT B390 Consumer Analysis + Research
3
MKT B450 Advanced Marketing Strategy
3
MKT B### Marketing Electives (2)* 6
  Business Electives (2) 6
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May not included MKT B280.

Other Information

MKT Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements

 

Marketing (MKT)

MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3 crs.

This course assists students in understanding the role of marketing from a managerial perspective. It examines how product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions are made to satisfy the needs of specific target markets. The impacts of political-legal, competitive, socio-cultural, technological, and economic environments on marketing are also studied.

Prerequisite: ECON B100

MKT B322 Retail + Value Chain Management 3 crs.

This course studies the merchandising and management activities of the retailer, as well as retailers’ interactions with distribution intermediaries and manufacturers. Distribution strategies are studied both from the point of view of the manufacturer and retailer.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B322

MKT B330 International Marketing 3 crs.

This course explores similarities and differences of domestic and international marketing programs; sources of information available to firms considering foreign marketing efforts; costs and problems of gathering this information; formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in other environments.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B330

MKT B340 Promotions Management 3 crs.

This course emphasizes development of integrated promotional programs. Advertising, public relations, personal selling, promotional packaging, along with many other sales stimulating methods and techniques are covered.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

MKT B360 Essentials of Total Quality Management 3 crs.

This course introduces the fundamentals of Total Quality Management (TQM) through lectures and hands-on teamwork.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B360 

MKT B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listings: INTB B370, MGT B370

MKT B375 Data-based Marketing 3 crs.

This course covers the use of databases in marketing. The student learns how to create, manage, and interpret marketing databases. Use of databases to enhance marketing strategy development is stressed.

Prerequisites: MKT B390; junior standing

MKT B385 Business to Business Selling 3 crs.

This course presents the techniques of effective personal selling in business-to-business situations. Included within this presentation is exploration of the function and duties of the sales representative, and the sales management tasks of staffing, training, and motivating the sales force.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

MKT B390 Consumer Analysis + Research 3 crs.

This course teaches the student how to measure and analyze consumer attitudes and behavior. Measurement techniques covered include observation, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Analysis tools used include descriptive statistics, chi square, and spreadsheet analysis for value determination.

Prerequisites: DECS B205, MKT B280; junior standing

MKT B450 Advanced Marketing Strategy 3 crs.

This course is an analysis of a wide variety of marketing problems. The case-situation method is employed, with emphasis on managerial problem solving amid real world constraints; and the use of behavioral and quantitative techniques.

Prerequisites: MKT B280, MKT B390; senior standing

MKT B465 Sports Marketing + Management 3 crs.

This course covers the essentials of sports marketing and management–planning, promotions, operations, recruiting, contracts, and market analysis. The course will make use of traditional lecture and exams plus papers, cases, speakers, and field trips.

Prerequisites: MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B465

MKT B493 Special Topics in Marketing 3 crs.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

MKT B499 Independent Study in Marketing arr.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

Bachelor of Accountancy

Program Objective

The purpose of the Bachelor of Accountancy (B.Acc.) program is to provide students with a well-rounded education in the arts and sciences, as well as technical and ethical skills relevant to the accounting discipline, in order to prepare them for success in the public, private, and not-for-profit economic sectors.

Learning Goals

The B.Acc. program has the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze business and accounting problems to make informed and technically appropriate decisions.
  • Graduates will exhibit ethical conduct in all their activities and be able to apply a values-laden method for making ethical decisions.
  • Graduates will be proficient in the use of information technology and able to provide accounting information that meets user needs.
  • Graduates will have the accounting background necessary to meet the education requirements for various professional examinations.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate business information effectively in order to assume leadership roles in their chosen professions.

Available Majors

All B.Acc. program students will graduate with a major in Accounting.

Accounting students may also complete a double major in any other desired program. The most common second major choice for accounting students is the B.B.A. program in Finance.

Accounting students who choose to pursue another business major as their double major may reduce their total courseload by counting LGST B200 "Business Law 1", ACCT B340 "Accounting Information Systems", and ACCT B410 "Strategic Cost Management" [required within the scope of the Accounting major] as fulfillment of the B.B.A. degree program equivalents of LGST B205 "Legal Environment of Business", MGT B250 "Management Information Systems", and ACCT B203 "Managerial Accounting for Decision Making , respectively.

Required Courses

The B.Acc. curriculum consists of 120 credit hours and has four parts:

  1. Common curriculum + non-business electives
  2. Business adjunct courses sequence
  3. Business core courses sequence
  4. Major requirements + business electives 

Curriculum Design

Common Curriculum

Course
Title
Credits
ENGL T122 Critical Reading + Writing 3
ENGL T125 Writing About Literature 3
HIST T122 World Civilization to 1650 3
HIST T124 World Civilization from 1650 3
PHIL T122 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL V252 Making Moral Decisions 3
RELS T122 Introduction to World Religions 3
RELS U### or V### Religious Studies Electives (2) 6
BIOL / CHEM / PHYS Natural Science Elective (1) 3
MUGN / VISA / DRAM Fine Arts Elective (1) 3
  Non-Business Elective (1) 3

Business Adjunct Courses

Course
Title
Credits
BA B415 Business Ethics 3
DECS B205 Business Statistics 3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
LGST B200 Business Law I 3
MATH A115 Finite Mathematics 3
MATH A116 Survey of Calculus 3
PHIL A201 Practical Logic 3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3

Business Core Courses

Course
Title
Credits
PFOL 100-401 Business Portfolio Program (8 semesters) 0
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making 3
BA B100 Introduction to Business 3
BA B101 Business Communications 3
BA B445 Business Policy 3
FIN B300 Financial Management 3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior 3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3

Major Requirements

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I 3
ACCT B307 Accounting for Public Sector Entities 3
ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services 3
ACCT B410 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT B460 International Accounting 3
ACCT B### Accounting Elective (1) 3
  Business Elective (1) 3
BA B497 Business Internship 3

Total Credits

120

 

Accounting

Program Objective

The purpose of the accounting major is to provide students with a well-rounded education in the arts and sciences, as well as technical and ethical skills relevant to the accounting discipline, in order to prepare them for success in the public, private, and not-for-profit economic sectors.

Learning Goals

The accounting major has the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze business and accounting problems to make informed and technically appropriate decisions.
  • Graduates will exhibit ethical conduct in all their activities and be able to apply a values-laden method for making ethical decisions.
  • Graduates will be proficient in the use of information technology and able to provide accounting information that meets user needs.
  • Graduates will have the accounting background necessary to meet the education requirements for various professional examinations.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate business information effectively in order to assume leadership roles in their chosen professions.

Major Requirements

All accounting majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I 3
ACCT B307 Accounting for Public Sector Entities 3
ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services 3
ACCT B410 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT B460 International Accounting 3
ACCT B### Accounting Elective (1)* 3
  Business Elective (1) 3
Total Credits in Major 33
Total Credits in Degree 120**

* ACCT B203 is not accepted as fulfillment of the Accounting Elective requirement of the Accounting major. ACCT B410 is already included in the curriculum as an advanced topic course in the area of managerial accounting, as a substitute for this 200-level course all other business majors take.

 

** 150 credit hours are required to sit for the Certified Public Accountants' Examination in the state of Louisiana. Many of the specific required courses are included in this program. Students who plan to sit for the exam in another state should inform themselves of the requirements in that state.

Other Information

ACCT Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements

Accounting (ACCT)

ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making 3 crs.

This course is designed to introduce students to accounting in a way that demonstrates the importance of accounting to society and the relevance of accounting to their future careers.  The objective of the course is for students to understand the essential financial components of businesses and to realize that accounting information is imperative in the decision making process of investors, creditors, management, and others.

Prerequisite: MATH A092, if required and at least second semester freshman standing

ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3 crs.

This course covers uses of accounting information for managerial decision making to aid planning and control activities of managers in business enterprises. Topics include methods for determining the costs of products and services, for assessing product and project profitability, and for budgeting and monitoring of costs and profits.

Prerequisite: ACCT B202

ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to accounting theory and principles underlying the financial statements. Emphasis is on financial statement presentation and disclosure for cash, receivables, inventories, and debt and equity investments in corporate securities. The statement of cash flow and revenue recognition issues are covered.

Prerequisite: ACCT B202*

ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of ACCT B205. Topics include plant and equipment, intangibles, current and long-term liabilities, deferred taxes, leases, stockholders equity, and earnings per share.

Prerequisite: ACCT B205*

ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I 3 crs.

This course examines the concepts and methods of determining federal income tax liability for individuals. Topics emphasized include personal deductions, capital gain and loss provisions, and accounting methods.

Prerequisites: ACCT B202*; junior standing

ACCT B307 Accounting for Public Sector Entities 3 crs.

This course is designed to help students become aware of the vitality of government and not-for-profit accounting and of the intellectual challenges that are presented.  This course studies accounting, budgeting, fiscal processes, and the financial records of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Fund accounting is introduced and emphasized.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205*; junior standing

ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the problems of integrating automatic data processing and accounting information systems. Problems inherent in the development of systems and modeling are also covered.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205*; junior standing

ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting 3 crs.

This course is designed for students to study the accounting reporting principles and procedures used in a variety of multi-corporate entity activities including mergers, acquisitions, and complex business transactions including consolidations.  Partnership formation, operation and changes in membership as well as partnership liquidations are also covered.

Prerequisites: ACCT B206*; junior standing

ACCT B401 Tax Accounting II 3 crs.

Concepts and methods of determining federal income tax liability for corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.

Prerequisites: ACCT B300*; junior standing

ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to auditing and assurance services in the public accounting profession. The course covers the auditing environment, the auditing process, and the application of auditing concepts to various types of audits, including financial, operational, and compliance.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205*, ACCT B340; junior standing

ACCT B410 Strategic Cost Management 3 crs.

This course emphasizes contemporary topics in strategic cost management through an understanding of the underlying concepts and fundamental techniques involved in cost accounting for manufacturing and service companies. Job-order, process, and standard costing are examined to support an understanding of just-in-time and activity based systems, continuous improvement, quality measurements, and the theory of constraints, among others. Emphasis is on how cost management systems, with their performance evaluation and reward systems, encourage efforts to achieve an organization’s strategic goals.

Prerequisites: ACCT B202*; junior standing 

ACCT B460 International Accounting 3 crs.

Comparison of accounting between US GAAP and IFRS, examination of common financial, managerial, and tax accounting issues faced by U.S. multinational firms, including the impact of transactions conducted in foreign currencies; defenses against currency rate changes such as forward exchange forward contracts; and the restatement of foreign currency financial statements for overseas subsidiaries.

Prerequisites: ACCT B206*; junior standing 

ACCT B493 Special Topics in Accounting 3 crs.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

ACCT B499 Independent Study in Accounting arr.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

See description in College of Business overview

* Accounting majors and minors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in the relevant prerequisite courses to fulfill these prerequisite requirements.

Business Minors

Minors for Business Majors

Business students may select any of the minors that are available through the College of Humanities + Natural Sciences, the College of Music + Fine Arts, or the College of Social Sciences. Courses required for the minor will be counted as non-business electives toward fulfillment of the business curriculum. Upon completion of the non-business elective courses, nine additional hours from the minor may be applied to the business elective portion of the curriculum. Further information about specific requirements may be obtained in the College of Business office of student records and admissions.

Additionally, the college offers the following business minors for students with a business major: 

Accounting

Course Title Credits
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B203 or
ACCT B410
 
Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making or
Strategic Cost Management
3
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ACCT B### Accounting Elective (1), 300- or 400-level 3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
LGST B200 or
LGST B205
Business Law I or
Legal Environment of Business
3
  Total Credits
21

Additionally, Accounting minors may substitute ACCT B340 for MGT B250 in the business core.

International Business

Course Title Credits
INTB B200 Introduction to International Business
3
INTB B325 International Finance 3
INTB B330 International Marketing 3
INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3
POLS or HIST Social Science Elective (1)* 3
FREN / GERM / ITAL
/ JPNS / SPAN / etc
Modern Foreign Language 6
  Total Credits 21

* Must have international focus (e.g. HIST A220, Latin America Studies)

Legal Studies

Course Title Credits
PHIL A201 or
PHIL A206
Practical Logic or
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
3
POLS A100 Introduction to American Government
3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Choose 4 below:   12
LGST B200 Business Law*
 
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business*
 
LGST B210 Law for International Business
 
POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
 
POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
 
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I
 
ECON B330 Law and Economics
 
CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communications**
 
  Total Credits
21

* Must include  1 of these courses.

** See Communications bulletin for prerequisites.

Minors for Non-Business Majors

Because business is an essential and unavoidable part of society, many students in non-business majors find that additional training in the business disciplines is of benefit to them in their career in music, fine art, education, science, or the humanities.

The College of Business offers the following business minors to all Loyola students:

Business

The psychologist who goes into private practice will soon discover that he or she is running a business. Drama majors will quickly learn that the theater is a business operation. The business minor is designed to provide a basic understanding of business functions to succeed in these and other areas.

The business minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN B200 Personal Finance
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
  Total Credits
21

Economics

Economics is a study of human behavior and decision making. More specifically, economics is a way of thinking about human action and about how and why individuals make the choices which they make. The basic and enduring strength of economics is that it provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues.

The economics minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
  College Math (Proficiency level)
3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECON B101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON B305 International Economics
3
ECON B### Economics Electives (3) 9
  Total Credits
21

Marketing

The marketing minor is designed for students with majors in disciplines outside business who will benefit in their future careers from a knowledge of the principles of marketing. The minor emphasizes decision-making within the framework of the total marketing process for people in such areas as advertising, communications, music, law, political science, public affairs, and psychology.

The marketing minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3
MKT B3## / B4## Marketing Electives (4) 12
  Total Credits
21

Pre-M.B.A.

The pre-M.B.A. minor introduces the student to the functional areas of business and the basic tools of business analysis. In addition, the pre-M.B.A. minor provides the student with 5 of the 6 foundation courses required for the M.B.A. program at Loyola. The student with a pre-M.B.A. minor can begin immediately with M.B.A. core courses.

The pre-M.B.A. minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits*
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making
3
DECS B205 Business Statistics
3
ECON B100** Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B101** Principles of Macroeconomics
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
FIN B300 Financial Management
3
  Total Credits 18

* A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course in order to waive the equivalent graduate course.

** Both ECON B100 and ECON B101 must be taken in order to fulfill the M.B.A. economics requirement.

Minor in Business

Minor in Accounting

MINORS FOR BUSINESS MAJORS

Business students may select any of the minors that are available through the College of Humanities + Natural Sciences, the College of Music + Fine Arts, or the College of Social Sciences. Courses required for the minor will be counted as non-business electives toward fulfillment of the business curriculum. Upon completion of the non-business elective courses, nine additional hours from the minor may be applied to the business elective portion of the curriculum. Further information about specific requirements may be obtained in the College of Business office of student records and admissions.

Additionally, the college offers the following business minors for students with a business major: 

Accounting

Course Title Credits
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
LGST B201 or
LGST B205
Business Law I or
Legal Environment of Business
3
ACCT B300 or
ACCT B340 or
ACCT B480
Tax Accounting I or
Accounting Information Systems or
Forensic Accounting + Fraud Examination
3
  Total Credits
21

International Business

Course Title Credits
BA B200 Introduction to International Business
3
BA B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
MKT B330 International Marketing 3
POLS or HIST Social Science Elective* 3
FREN / GERM / ITAL / JPNS / SPAN / etc Modern Foreign Language 6
  Total Credits 21

* Must have international focus (e.g. HIST A220, Latin America Studies)

Legal Studies

Course Title Credits
PHIL A201 or
PHIL A206
Practical Logic or
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
3
POLS A100 Introduction to American Government
3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Choose 4 below:    
LGST B201 Business Law I*
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business*
3
LGST B310 Law for International Business
3
POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
3
POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I **
3
ECON B330 Law and Economics
3
CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communications**
3
  Total Credits
21

* Must include at least 1 of these courses.

** See Communications bulletin for prerequisites.

MINORS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS

Because business is an essential and unavoidable part of society, many students in non-business majors find that additional training in the business disciplines is of benefit to them in their career in music, fine art, education, science, or the humanities.

The College of Business offers the following business minors to all Loyola students:

Business

The psychologist who goes into private practice will soon discover that he or she is running a business. Drama majors will quickly learn that the theater is a business operation. The business minor is designed to provide a basic understanding of business functions to succeed in these and other areas.

The business minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
FIN B200 Personal Finance
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
  Total Credits
21

Economics

Economics is a study of human behavior and decision making. More specifically, economics is a way of thinking about human action and about how and why individuals make the choices which they make. The basic and enduring strength of economics is that it provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues.

The economics minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
  College Math (Proficiency level)
3
ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON B305 International Economics
3
ECON B3## / B4## Economics Electives 9
  Total Credits
21

Marketing

The marketing minor is designed for students with majors in disciplines outside business who will benefit in their future careers from a knowledge of the principles of marketing. The minor emphasizes decision-making within the framework of the total marketing process for people in such areas as advertising, communications, music, law, political science, public affairs, and psychology.

The marketing minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3
MKT B3## / B4## Marketing Electives 12
  Total Credits
21

Pre-M.B.A.

The pre-M.B.A. minor introduces the student to the functional areas of business and the basic tools of business analysis. In addition, the pre-M.B.A. minor provides the student with 5 of the 6 foundation courses required for the M.B.A. program at Loyola. The student with a pre-M.B.A. minor can waive these courses and begin immediately with M.B.A. core courses.

The pre-M.B.A. minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits*
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making
3
DECS B205 Business Statistics
3
ECON B200** Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B201** Principles of Macroeconomics
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
FIN B300 Financial Management
3
  Total Credits 18

* A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course in order to waive the equivalent graduate course.

** Both ECON B200 and ECON B201 must be taken in order to waive the M.B.A. ECON B603 requirement.

Minor in Intl. Business

MINORS FOR BUSINESS MAJORS

Business students may select any of the minors that are available through the College of Humanities + Natural Sciences, the College of Music + Fine Arts, or the College of Social Sciences. Courses required for the minor will be counted as non-business electives toward fulfillment of the business curriculum. Upon completion of the non-business elective courses, nine additional hours from the minor may be applied to the business elective portion of the curriculum. Further information about specific requirements may be obtained in the College of Business office of student records and admissions.

Additionally, the college offers the following business minors for students with a business major: 

Accounting

Course Title Credits
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
LGST B201 or
LGST B205
Business Law I or
Legal Environment of Business
3
ACCT B300 or
ACCT B340 or
ACCT B480
Tax Accounting I or
Accounting Information Systems or
Forensic Accounting + Fraud Examination
3
  Total Credits
21

International Business

Course Title Credits
BA B200 Introduction to International Business
3
BA B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
MKT B330 International Marketing 3
POLS or HIST Social Science Elective* 3
FREN / GERM / ITAL / JPNS / SPAN / etc Modern Foreign Language 6
  Total Credits 21

* Must have international focus (e.g. HIST A220, Latin America Studies)

Legal Studies

Course Title Credits
PHIL A201 or
PHIL A206
Practical Logic or
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
3
POLS A100 Introduction to American Government
3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Choose 4 below:    
LGST B201 Business Law I*
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business*
3
LGST B310 Law for International Business
3
POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
3
POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I **
3
ECON B330 Law and Economics
3
CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communications**
3
  Total Credits
21

* Must include at least 1 of these courses.

** See Communications bulletin for prerequisites.

MINORS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS

Because business is an essential and unavoidable part of society, many students in non-business majors find that additional training in the business disciplines is of benefit to them in their career in music, fine art, education, science, or the humanities.

The College of Business offers the following business minors to all Loyola students:

Business

The psychologist who goes into private practice will soon discover that he or she is running a business. Drama majors will quickly learn that the theater is a business operation. The business minor is designed to provide a basic understanding of business functions to succeed in these and other areas.

The business minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
FIN B200 Personal Finance
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
  Total Credits
21

Economics

Economics is a study of human behavior and decision making. More specifically, economics is a way of thinking about human action and about how and why individuals make the choices which they make. The basic and enduring strength of economics is that it provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues.

The economics minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
  College Math (Proficiency level)
3
ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON B305 International Economics
3
ECON B3## / B4## Economics Electives 9
  Total Credits
21

Marketing

The marketing minor is designed for students with majors in disciplines outside business who will benefit in their future careers from a knowledge of the principles of marketing. The minor emphasizes decision-making within the framework of the total marketing process for people in such areas as advertising, communications, music, law, political science, public affairs, and psychology.

The marketing minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3
MKT B3## / B4## Marketing Electives 12
  Total Credits
21

Pre-M.B.A.

The pre-M.B.A. minor introduces the student to the functional areas of business and the basic tools of business analysis. In addition, the pre-M.B.A. minor provides the student with 5 of the 6 foundation courses required for the M.B.A. program at Loyola. The student with a pre-M.B.A. minor can waive these courses and begin immediately with M.B.A. core courses.

The pre-M.B.A. minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits*
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making
3
DECS B205 Business Statistics
3
ECON B200** Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B201** Principles of Macroeconomics
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
FIN B300 Financial Management
3
  Total Credits 18

* A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course in order to waive the equivalent graduate course.

** Both ECON B200 and ECON B201 must be taken in order to waive the M.B.A. ECON B603

Minor in Legal Studies

MINORS FOR BUSINESS MAJORS

Business students may select any of the minors that are available through the College of Humanities + Natural Sciences, the College of Music + Fine Arts, or the College of Social Sciences. Courses required for the minor will be counted as non-business electives toward fulfillment of the business curriculum. Upon completion of the non-business elective courses, nine additional hours from the minor may be applied to the business elective portion of the curriculum. Further information about specific requirements may be obtained in the College of Business office of student records and admissions.

Additionally, the college offers the following business minors for students with a business major: 

Accounting

Course Title Credits
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
LGST B201 or
LGST B205
Business Law I or
Legal Environment of Business
3
ACCT B300 or
ACCT B340 or
ACCT B480
Tax Accounting I or
Accounting Information Systems or
Forensic Accounting + Fraud Examination
3
  Total Credits
21

International Business

Course Title Credits
BA B200 Introduction to International Business
3
BA B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
MKT B330 International Marketing 3
POLS or HIST Social Science Elective* 3
FREN / GERM / ITAL / JPNS / SPAN / etc Modern Foreign Language 6
  Total Credits 21

* Must have international focus (e.g. HIST A220, Latin America Studies)

Legal Studies

Course Title Credits
PHIL A201 or
PHIL A206
Practical Logic or
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
3
POLS A100 Introduction to American Government
3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Choose 4 below:    
LGST B201 Business Law I*
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business*
3
LGST B310 Law for International Business
3
POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
3
POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I **
3
ECON B330 Law and Economics
3
CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communications**
3
  Total Credits
21

* Must include at least 1 of these courses.

** See Communications bulletin for prerequisites.

MINORS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS

Because business is an essential and unavoidable part of society, many students in non-business majors find that additional training in the business disciplines is of benefit to them in their career in music, fine art, education, science, or the humanities.

The College of Business offers the following business minors to all Loyola students:

Business

The psychologist who goes into private practice will soon discover that he or she is running a business. Drama majors will quickly learn that the theater is a business operation. The business minor is designed to provide a basic understanding of business functions to succeed in these and other areas.

The business minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
FIN B200 Personal Finance
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
  Total Credits
21

Economics

Economics is a study of human behavior and decision making. More specifically, economics is a way of thinking about human action and about how and why individuals make the choices which they make. The basic and enduring strength of economics is that it provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues.

The economics minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
  College Math (Proficiency level)
3
ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON B305 International Economics
3
ECON B3## / B4## Economics Electives 9
  Total Credits
21

Marketing

The marketing minor is designed for students with majors in disciplines outside business who will benefit in their future careers from a knowledge of the principles of marketing. The minor emphasizes decision-making within the framework of the total marketing process for people in such areas as advertising, communications, music, law, political science, public affairs, and psychology.

The marketing minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3
MKT B3## / B4## Marketing Electives 12
  Total Credits
21

Pre-M.B.A.

The pre-M.B.A. minor introduces the student to the functional areas of business and the basic tools of business analysis. In addition, the pre-M.B.A. minor provides the student with 5 of the 6 foundation courses required for the M.B.A. program at Loyola. The student with a pre-M.B.A. minor can waive these courses and begin immediately with M.B.A. core courses.

The pre-M.B.A. minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits*
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making
3
DECS B205 Business Statistics
3
ECON B200** Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B201** Principles of Macroeconomics
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
FIN B300 Financial Management
3
  Total Credits 18

* A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course in order to waive the equivalent graduate course.

** Both ECON B200 and ECON B201 must be taken in order to waive the M.B.A. ECON B603 requirement.

Business Portfolio Program

Program Objective

The purpose of the Business Portfolio Program is to enhance the student experience through courses that focus on personal and career development resulting in well-rounded individuals who are poised and eager to accomplish their initial career goals upon graduation. The program will complement the academic experience by addressing the skills most often cited as lacking by employers and prepare our students to better meet employer needs in order to gain a more competitive advantage in the job market.

Learning Goals

The Business Portfolio Program has the following learning goals related to student outcomes:

  • To explore and assess career interests by developing career goals and plans.
  • To demonstrate understanding of and ability to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner.
  • To demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on current issues related to both business and practical life experiences based on Jesuit ideals.
  • To demonstrate competency in several areas including but not limited to professional development, leadership, program management and cultural diversity.

Program Themes

The Business Portfolio Program explores the following themes at each of the following class levels:

  • Freshmen:Building Your Brand

Students will begin to build a personal brand and form peer and business networks through: exposure to experts in academic, career and business development at both the national and local levels; develop an academic course plan; further develop critical thinking skills through writing assignments; complete an initial career/interest assessment and interpretation.

  • Sophomores: Marketing Your Experience

Students will continue to build their personal brand and explore career options through: intensive group and one-on-one career development skill training including resume and cover-letter writing and interviewing; and, launching an internship search.

  • Juniors: Connecting to the Real World

Students will further define career plans and apply those plans in meaningful connections with real-world business resources through: creating an initial job search plan; completing one internship; focusing on and growing existing networks; and polishing verbal and written business communication skills.

  • Seniors: Launching Your Career

Students will finalize career plans and begin their search through: working with a business mentor/coach; job interviewing, completing grad school applications; networking; and acquiring an understanding of job offers and negotiating contracts.

Grading Policy

The grading policy outlined below (applicable to all Portfolio courses) is administered and enforced through the Dean’s office.

1. Students must pass all Portfolio courses (eight in total) in order to graduate. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis only. A passing grade requires completion of all course requirements. As of August, 2011, no Incompletes (grade of I) will be given for Portfolio courses.

2. Students who have not turned in all assignments as stipulated on the syllabus will receive an F. If a student fails a Portfolio course, the student’s LORA account will be blocked. He or she will be unable to register for future courses until after completion of the missing coursework and getting cleared by the Portfolio office. The student will also be required to take the next course in the Portfolio sequence while finishing the previous coursework.

3. Incoming transfer students will not be required to make up Portfolio courses that they missed prior to transferring to the CoB. However, they will be enrolled in a Portfolio course upon becoming a CoB major and must pass all Portfolio courses going forward.

4. Students who study abroad for a semester or year will be waived from the Portfolio requirements for those semesters only.

5. Portfolio exemptions for medical reasons will be handled on a case by case basis through the Dean’s office.

6. Beginning with the Fall 2011 semester, students who fail a course and do not successfully complete their missing work will be ineligible to graduate until the course is successfully passed.

7. A grade of F in any Portfolio course may also affect a student’s: eligibility to join certain honor societies, eligibility to be included on the dean’s list, recommendations for employment or graduate schools and CoB scholarbships.

College of Humanities + Natural Sciences

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Humanities

Natural Sciences

 

College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Overview

DEAN: Jo Ann Moran Cruz, Ph.D.
ASSOCIATE DEAN: Judith Hunt, Ph.D.
OFFICE: 202 Bobet Hall
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/

The College of Humanities and Natural Sciences serves as the anchor for all undergraduate study at Loyola. The liberal arts and sciences are key to the cultural and intellectual formation of the individual.

The College of Humanities and Natural Sciences seeks to educate and graduate students who understand and appreciate the accumulated knowledge of the humanities and sciences, human culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition; who understand the interrelated nature of all knowledge; who are able to think critically, evaluate alternatives, and make ethical and moral decisions; and who have a commitment to the Ignatian tradition of a life of justice and service to others. Additionally, it is the mission of the college to contribute to the expansion of knowledge through the scholarly and creative activities of the faculty.

The College of Humanities and Natural Sciences seeks to assist the university toward its strategic goal of national prominence by enhancing the quality of the college's faculty, the strength of its curricula, the effectiveness of its support services, and the excellence of its graduates.

Bachelor Degrees

The College offers the following degrees within each department:

  • Biological Sciences: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (with a concentration in Biochemistry or Forensic Chemistry)
  • English: Bachelor of Arts in English (with a concentration in Literature, Writing or Film/Digital Media)
  • Environmental Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.
  • History: Bachelor of Arts in History or Bachelor of Arts in History (with a concentration in Pre-Law History)
  • Languages and Cultures: Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures (with a concentration in French, Latin American Studies or Spanish)
  • Mathematical Sciences: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (with a concentration in Computational Mathematics)
  • Philosophy: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy or Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (with a concentration in Pre-Law Philosophy)
  • Physics: Bachelor of Science in Physics, Bachelor of Science in Physics (with a concentration in Liberal Arts Physics, *Pre-Engineering Physics or Pre-Health Physics),
  • Psychological Sciences: Bachelor of Science in Psychology or Bachelor of Science in Pyschology Pre-Health
  • Religious Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (with a concentration in Christianity or World Religions)

Students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree through programs not regularly available in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences may consult the Associate Dean about the possibility of a contract degree. 

*Through a special arrangement with the School of Engineering of Tulane University, Loyola students may participate in a program which leads to a B.S. degree from Loyola and an engineering degree from Tulane upon successful completion of both segments of the program. Interested students must consult the Associate Dean.

College Requirements For Degree

The requirements for the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science are the following:     

  1. Successful completion of an approved degree program within the college.
  2. At least a 2.0 Loyola cumulative average, major average, and minor average if minor is pursued.
  3. Completion of the Common Curriculum requirements, including the pre-modern requirements.
  4. Completion of the foreign language requirement.
  5. Completion of at least one course that meets the college’s Cultural/Environmental/Gender/Ethnic studies requirement.
  6. Completion of all course requirements specified by major department.
  7. Completion of at least 30 hours in the major. (Some departments require more).
  8. Certification for graduation by the student’s department.
  9. Completion of a comprehensive examination in the major for those departments requiring a comprehensive examination. Such departments will establish and publish in advance the nature of the comprehensive examination and the standard for acceptable performance.
  10. Residency requirements: a minimum of 30 hours at Loyola University; a minimum of 15 hours in the major and 9 hours in the minor (if pursued); a minimum of 12 hours in the Common Curriculum, and 3 hours from any other area of a major's DPCL.

General Studies

Director: Judith L. Hunt, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Many students enter college undecided about the field of study they would like to pursue. For students unsure of their educational and/or career goals, Loyola University offers the General Studies Program. While in this program, students work toward the completion of the Common Curriculum requirements while exploring major courses offered in a variety of disciplines at Loyola.

During their first semester, General Studies freshmen are assigned a General Studies advisor who will continue as their advisor until a major is declared. General Studies advisors are knowledgeable about all the degree programs in the college, and help guide students in determining a major that best suits their interests. Courses taken in this exploration process generally fulfill requirements for the major, adjunct, or general electives once the student selects a particular degree program.

Students may remain in the General Studies Program for a maximum of 55 hours. Since the college does not grant a degree in General Studies, students must officially declare a major by the end of their sophomore year.

Curriculum Design

The curriculum is meant to achieve two goals: to give the student a solid and well-rounded preparation in the major and to enable the student to grapple with current convictions, beliefs, and commitments in an atmosphere of study and reflection. The curriculum matches the goals of Catholic and of Jesuit liberalizing education, both of which function best in an open society, a pluralistic culture, and an ecumenical age. The curriculum is divided into three parts:

Part One–Major

Major: that series of courses which leads to a bachelor’s degree in a subject area. The major generally requires between 30 and 40 credit hours of study and is described under each departmental heading.

Part Two–Adjunct Courses

Adjunct Courses: that series of courses in areas allied to the major which leads to a well-rounded person. Thus, mathematics is necessary to a physicist and chemistry to the biologist. Some of these courses are specifically named under degree programs; others are selected in consultation with the student’s adviser or chairperson.

Part Three–Common Curriculum

Common Curriculum: The Common Curriculum complements the major and adjunct courses by providing a broad humanistic dimension to every undergraduate’s program. The program is comprised of introductory and advanced courses. Find out more »

Curriculum Design for Professional Studies' Students

The curriculum is divided into four basic components, and although all students have the same basic core requirements, each degree program has specific requirements in the major and adjunct areas.

Major courses–are those courses in particular disciplines, which lead to a bachelor’s degree.

Adjunct courses–are those required courses in areas supportive of the major.

Core Curriculum for Professional Studies' Students

Core Courses: Ensure the degree-seeking student a well-rounded education. All degree-seeking students have the following core course requirements (42 hours total):

Foundations:    
Writing ENGL T122 3
Philosophy PHIL T122 3
Religious Studies RELS T122 3
Literature LIT C260 or ENGL T125 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences:    
Social Sciences HIST T122 or T124 3
Two social science electives from two different disciplines 6
Mathematics MATH A115 or higher 3
Natural Science Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Fine Arts Elective 3
Literature Elective   3
Philosophy Elective   3
Religious Studies elective   3
Liberal Arts elective   3

Electives are those courses chosen from among all offerings, which the student may schedule for enrichment or professional development. 

Humanities and Natural Sciences Limitations On Credit Toward Degrees:

Transfer work:

  1. Remedial work taken at Loyola or at other institutions will not apply to Humanities and Natural Sciences degree programs.
  2. The dean’s office will determine the applicability of the student’s transfer credit as accepted by the Office of Admissions to the Humanities and Natural Sciences degree programs.

Other:

  1. Students may not go back and do freshman-level work in a subject in which they have already successfully completed a more advanced course.
  2. No more than 20 hours may be taken in any one semester without the authorization of the dean. No more than six hours may be taken in any one summer term without authorization of the dean.
  3. Humanities and Natural Sciences students must obtain prior written permission of their adviser and/or department chair and the dean in order to take courses at another university (summer school, study abroad, etc.) Permission will not be given to students on academic probation.
  4. Intensive Weekend courses are not open to Humanities and Natural Sciences degree-seeking students.
  5. Courses in physical education will not apply to the degree programs in Humanities and Natural Sciences.

Double Majors

Qualified students who have completed two full semesters of their freshman year and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 may pursue two majors within the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences. Such students must successfully complete the Common Curriculum requirements of the first major as well as the major and named adjunct requirements for both declared degree programs of study as set forth in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students must successfully complete the comprehensive examination requirements for both majors if the departments require a comprehensive examination. Students who complete the requirements for two majors will receive only one degree from Loyola. However, the transcript will indicate which bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) was awarded as well as the two majors which were completed. Students interested in pursuing a double major should consult with the Associate Dean.

Early Law Admissions

Students who enter law school generally do so after having completed a bachelor’s degree. However, the Loyola College of Law may accept students after they have completed three years of exceptional undergraduate work and have earned an appropriate score on the LSAT. Students in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences who wish to attempt early admission into the Loyola School of Law after three years must have completed all but the last 30 hours on the undergraduate level, including all Common Curriculum, major, named adjunct, and foreign language requirements. The first 30 hours earned in law school will be applied as general elective credits for completion of the undergraduate degree. 

A student of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences who completes the hour requirement in three years as outlined above is not guaranteed acceptance into the Loyola College of Law, for the College of Law has final authority on all admissions decisions. Interested students should consult the Loyola College of Law Office of Admissions for information concerning admissions standards.

Biological Sciences

CHAIR: Craig S. Hood, Ph.D., Office: 347 Monroe Hall
PROFESSORS: Paul W. Barnes, E. Letitia Beard, Patricia L. Dorn, Donald P. Hauber, Craig S. Hood, Frank Jordan, James L. Wee, David A. White
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Rosalie A. Anderson
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Kimberlee Mix
REV. J.H. MULLAHY CHAIR IN ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: Paul W. Barnes
INSTRUCTORS: Kathy Anzelmo, Elizabeth Wolcott
VISITING PROFESSOR: Julie Guathier
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/biology/

The undergraduate program in biology provides an outstanding modern science education with required courses in biology (34 hours), chemistry (16 hours), physics (8 hours), calculus (4 hours), and an additional mathematics or statistics course. In addition to these science experiences, the program stresses a liberal arts education in which non-science courses make up approximately half of the curriculum. Thus, biology graduates are prepared to compete in the best graduate and professional programs in the country and abroad. This course of study provides excellent support for students pursuing all health professional careers, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, nursing, and related areas. The breadth of educational experiences offered by the program provides the foundation for diverse career opportunities in the life sciences–from health and human services to the environment, to basic and applied research in molecular genetics, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, botany, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine biology, microbiology, physiology, and zoology.

Biology Curriculum

To earn a B.S. degree in biological sciences, students must complete a curriculum of required biology courses (34 hours) which includes a biology freshmen seminar, three core lecture courses and two lab courses, biology electives (minimum of 22 hours), and adjunct and Common Curriculum courses, and they must complete a departmental comprehensive and exit interview. These requirements are described below.

Biology Core Curriculum: All majors are expected to complete the biology core courses during their first three semesters. These courses present the fundamental concepts of the biological sciences through lectures, discussions, field experiences, and investigative laboratories. Upon completing the biology core courses, students are prepared to enroll in biology elective courses.

Biology Core Courses
  BIOL A100 Biology Freshman Seminar (fall freshman year)
  BIOL A106 Cells and Heredity (fall freshman year)
  BIOL A107 Cells and Heredity Lab (fall freshman year)
  BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms (spring freshman year)
  BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab (spring freshman year)
  BIOL A208 Ecology and Evolution (fall sophomore year)

Elective Courses: The remainder of the courses required for the major are biology electives (a minimum of 22 hours) which the students select according to their interests. Students are encouraged to conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty member (see the following page) for which they may receive elective course credit (maximum of six hours).

Laboratory Requirement: The department views field and laboratory experiences as being critical for a modern science education. Therefore, at least five of the core and elective biology courses that students complete must include laboratory experiences. For example, students completing the core courses Cells and Heredity Lab (BIOL A107) and Biology of Organisms Lab (BIOL A109) will have taken two laboratory courses toward this requirement. They then will need to ensure that at least three of the elective courses they select include laboratories.

Undergraduate Research: Research experiences are invaluable to the education of a biologist. Students may elect to conduct original research under faculty guidance in an independent study format in three courses. Research Proposal (BIOL A400), Independent Research (BIOL A401), and Research Thesis (BIOL A402). Students present their findings in a departmental seminar and write their results in a thesis format at the completion of their project.

Departmental Comprehensive: All candidates for graduation must successfully complete comprehensive exit examinations during their senior year.

Departmental Honors Program: Students who complete original research projects (see Undergraduate Research, above) and maintain 3.0 in both their Loyola cumulative and in their biology major coursework are awarded departmental honors in biology.

Facilities and Affiliations

Teaching and Research Facilities: The department has outstanding modern teaching and research facilities to support its programs. State-of-the-art cellular and molecular instrumentation allows students to carry out experiments including protein analyses, DNA and RNA sequence analyses, gene cloning and expression, and cell and organ differentiation. Equipment and facilities to conduct field investigations in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of southeastern Louisiana include field vehicles, boats, and collecting equipment for environmental sampling instrumentation.

Affiliations: In addition to Loyola’s membership in the New Orleans Consortium, the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences have long-established informal affiliations with research programs in regional institutions. Faculty and students in the department regularly interact with research scientists from LSU Medical Center, LSU Dental School, Tulane University Medical School and School of Public Health, Tulane University, Southern Regional Research Center (USDA), Southern Regional Office of U.S. Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, LSU-Baton Rouge, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University. These affiliations have provided our students with outstanding opportunities to work in diverse areas of the life sciences–including basic and applied research in heart disease, cancer, AIDS, aquaculture, immunology, neurobiology, microbiology, cellular physiology, parasitology, conservation of biodiversity, and management of natural resources.

LUMCON Programs in Marine Science: Loyola University is an affiliate member of the Louisiana Universities Marine Science Consortium (LUMCON), which includes 13 state institutions and three private universities. LUMCON maintains a state-of-the-art marine science center on the Gulf Coast in Cocodrie, Louisiana. LUMCON offers undergraduate summer courses in marine sciences which students may take as electives.

Bachelor of Science

(Supports preparation for any field of the health professions and graduate studies)

Freshman   F S
Major BIOL A100 / 106 / 107 5 4
Adjunct CHEM A105/A107 — A106/A108 4 4
Adjunct MATH A257 — A258 or MATH A260 4 3 or 4
Foreign Language   3 3
    16 14 - 15
      30 - 31
Sophomore   F S
Major BIOL A208 - BIOL Elective 3 4 - 7
Adjunct CHEM A300/A301 — A305 3 5
Common Curriculum   9 3 or 6
    15 15
      30
Junior   F S
Major BIOL Electives 3 or 4 4 - 6
Elective   3 0
Adjunct PHYS A115 — A116 4 4
Common Curriculum   6 6
    16 - 17 14 - 16
      30 - 33
Senior   F S
Major BIOL Electives 4 - 6 4- 6
Elective   3 4
Common Curriculum   6 4
    14 - 16 12 - 18
      26 - 30
  TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.

View Biology Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Biology (BIOL)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

BIOL A106 Cells and Heredity 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the principles and concepts of chemical, cellular, and genetic processes common to all life. Topics include the scientific method, basic chemical concepts, macromolecules, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure, membrane structure, energy and metabolism, meiosis, mitosis, Mendelian inheritance, and the Central Dogma.

Prerequisite:  Eligibility to enroll in MATH A257, evidenced by completion of MATH A118, or Prerequisite ACT/SAT test scores.
Co-requisite: BIOL A107

BIOL A107 Cells and Heredity Lab 1 cr.

Students investigate the scientific method, basic chemical concepts, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, Mendelian inheritance, and the structure, function, and technological uses of DNA.  This laboratory course emphasizes student-designed experiments, data collection and analysis, oral and written presentation, and the use of the scientific literature.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite:  Eligibility to enroll in MATH A257, evidenced by completion of MATH A118, or Prerequisite ACT/SAT test scores.
Corequisite:  BIOL A106

BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms 3 crs.

This course compares the biology of microbes, plants, and animals focusing on morphology, physiology, reproduction, and natural history.

Prerequisite: BIOL A106, BIOL A107

Co-requisite: BIOL A109

BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab 1 cr.

This course examines the diversity of life through field trips, demonstrations, dissections, and experimental activities. Form and function of microbes, plants, and animals will be compared to demonstrate how organisms have adapted to their environments. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: BIOL A106.

Co-requisites: BIOL A108, A110.

BIOL A118 Tropical Ecology 3 crs.

Two weeks will be spent in the field in Belize, Guatemala, or Trinidad studying the plants and animals in several different ecological zones: coral reefs, pine savannah, rain forest, and mangrove swamps. A paper on the ecology of the area will be written after returning from the expedition.

BIOL A208 Ecology and Evolution 3 crs.

This course introduces current concepts and principles of ecology and evolution. Animal behavior, populations, communities, ecosystems, biogeography, natural selection, speciation, the history of life, human evolution, and other topics will be studied through lectures, readings, discussion, and a field trip.

Prerequisites: BIOL A106 — A109.

BIOL A300 Microbiology 3 crs.

Bacteriological technique, the classification and study of the properties of important protists, fungi, and bacteria, will be discussed. The principles of immunity, serology, and virology are also considered. Prerequisites: completion of biology core courses; two years of chemistry including Organic Chemistry.

Prerequisites: completion of biology core courses; two years of chemistry including Organic Chemistry.
Co-requisite: BIOL A301.

BIOL A301 Microbiology Lab 1 cr.

Laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A300.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisites: completion of biology core courses; two years of chemistry including Organic Chemistry.

Co-requisite: BIOL A300.

BIOL A303 Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates 2 crs.

Through lectures, demonstrations, and dissections, vertebrate structure is analyzed in terms of phylogeny and function.

Prerequisites: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A304.

BIOL A304 Comparative Anatomy– Vertebrate Lab 2 crs.

Laboratory experience that meets four hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A303.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A303.

BIOL A305 Histology 2 crs.

The study of the microscopic structure of tissues and organs of the mammalian body and the study of the fundamentals of hematology will be the focus of this course. Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A306.

BIOL A306 Histology Lab 2 crs.

Laboratory experience that meets four hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A305.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A305.

BIOL A308 Developmental Biology 3 crs.

Events and mechanisms of developmental genetics, gametogenesis, fertilization, morphogenesis, and organogenesis in selected vertebrates and invertebrates will be examined. The laboratory includes experimental approaches to the study of development.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A309.

BIOL A309 Developmental Biology Lab 1 cr.

Laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A308.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A308.

BIOL A310 General Physiology 2 crs.

This course is an introductory study of physiochemical processes in cells, tissues, and organs.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A311.

BIOL A311 General Physiology Lab 2 crs.

Laboratory experience that meets four hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A310.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A310.

BIOL A312 Anatomy and Physiology 4 crs.

Anatomy and Physiology focuses on the interrelationships of the structural components of the human body to their function at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system level. Particular emphasis is placed on study of mechanisms responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the human body. Designed for allied health and other pre-health professional students.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A313.

BIOL A313 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 2 crs.

Laboratory experience that meets four hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A312.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A312.

BIOL A322 Population Genetics 3 crs.

This is an advanced course dealing with methods of measuring and expressing the genetic variation within and among natural populations. The course focuses on the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and how various factors modify it including selection, inbreeding, genetic drift, migration, and mutation.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A324 Evolutionary Biology 3 crs.

This course for majors addresses topics in Darwinian evolution, mechanisms of evolutionary change and speciation, life history characters, and others. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of how evidence from various disciplines such as morphology, genetics, ecology, development, and geology supports the evolutionary synthesis.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A326 Molecular Genetics 3 crs.

Fundamentals of molecular genetics such as: transcription, DNA synthesis and repair, and RNA processing will be discussed. Through review and discussion of scientific literature and laboratory experience, students will learn the process of scientific investigation, recent findings, and new technologies in the field of molecular genetics.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A327.

BIOL A327 Molecular Genetics Lab 1 cr.

Laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A326.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A326.

BIOL A328 Genetic Analysis 3 crs.

This course for majors addresses advanced topics in transmission genetics, cytogenetics, evolutionary genetics, and mutagenesis. Emphasis is placed on development of quantitative skills and written and oral communication.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A330 Ecology 3 crs.

Basic ecological principles and concepts are considered including the nature of the ecosystem, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and the ecology of populations and communities.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A331.

BIOL A331 Ecology Lab 1 cr.

Field and laboratory experience that meets four to five hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A330.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A330.

BIOL A334 Biology of Fishes 3 crs.

This course examines phylogenetic relationships, functional morphology, physiology, sensory biology, reproduction, behavior, ecology, biogeography, and conservation of fishes. Special emphasis will be placed on identification and natural history of Louisiana’s freshwater and marine fishes through field trips and laboratory exercises.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A335.

BIOL A335 Biology of Fishes Lab 1 cr.

Field and laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A334.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A334.

BIOL A336 Animal Behavior 3 crs.

This course examines behavioral adaptations of animals and critically evaluates hypotheses to account for the evolution of these adaptations. Student activities emphasize field observation of animal behavior, experimental design, and scientific communication.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A338 Plant Ecology 3 crs

An introduction to the quantitative study of plants and their environment.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional ecology of individual plants and vegetation in terrestrial ecosystems.

 Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses, co-requisite BIOL A339

BIOL A339 Plant Ecology Lab 1 cr

Laboratory course accompanying BIOL A338, will expose students to modern field and laboratory techniques in plant physiological ecology.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses, co-requisite BIOL A338

BIOL A345 Herpetology 2 crs.

Introduction to the study of morphology, adaptation, classification, distribution, and ecology of amphibians and reptiles. Field work and identification of North American groups and field studies of local fauna. Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A346.

BIOL A346 Herpetology Lab 2 crs.

Field and laboratory experience that meets six hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A345.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A345.

BIOL A355 Conservation Biology 3 crs.

The study of the conservation of biodiversity based in the principles of ecology, evolution, and genetics. The primary goal is to understand natural ecological systems in the context of a human dominated world to learn to best maintain biological diversity in concert with an exploding human population. This is accomplished through lecture, socratic discussion, and videos.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A356 Aquatic Microbiology 3 crs.

An introduction to the study of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes as well as viruses in the aquatic environment. The course emphasizes the functional role of microbes in aquatic habitats, the relationship of microbial biodiversity to environmental gradients and the interaction of aquatic microbes with human affairs.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.
Co-requisite: BIOL A357.

BIOL A357 Aquatic Microbiology Lab 1 cr.

Field and laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A356. Students are exposed to modern field and laboratory techniques used with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes from aquatic habitats. Field trips will emphasize local freshwater and estuarine environments.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.
Co-requisite: BIOL A356.

BIOL A360 Cell Biology 3 crs.

An analysis of cell structure and function. Topics to be discussed include protein synthesis, the nucleus, cytoplasmic organelles and bioenergetics, endomembrane systems, vesicular transport, the cytoskeleton, cell signaling, cell cycle control, and cancer.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A361.

BIOL A361 Cell Biology Lab 1 cr.

Laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A360.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A360.

BIOL A363 Virology 3 crs.

Virology will cover cell and molecular biology of animal virology in detail. Topics to be addressed include virus structure, replication, pathogenesis, taxonomy, viral transformation, and cancer with specific virus families explored in depth. Some epidemiology, including recent research of specific viruses in the news, will be explored.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A365 Immunology 3 crs.

The field of experimental cellular and molecular immunology will be explored in this course. Clinical immunology will not be emphasized. Topics include: organization of the immune system, structure and function of antigen recognition molecules, immune cell interactions, and regulation of the immune system and immunity-related diseases.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A370 Introduction to Marine Science 4 crs.

This course is an introduction to physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes in the oceans and coastal environments and their interactions. Interrelationships of man and the marine environment. Five-week summer course at LUMCON in Cocodrie, La.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A375 Introduction to Marine Zoology 4 crs.

This course is a field and laboratory survey of marine animals, particularly those of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, including classification, morphology, physiology, and ecology. Five-week summer course at LUMCON in Cocodrie, La.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A400 Research Proposal 1 cr.

Students work with a faculty research adviser to identify an original question in the biological sciences and develop and write a proposal/prospectus to investigate this question. This course is required of all biology honors students and students intending to complete a thesis in biological sciences.

BIOL A401 Independent Research 1 — 4 crs.

Students work with a faculty research adviser to conduct theoretical, field, and/or laboratory research. Students may register for one to four credit hours per semester and may enroll in this course in more than one semester, but the cumulative total credit hours earned may not exceed four.

BIOL A402 Research Thesis 1 cr.

Students work with a faculty research adviser to prepare a written thesis describing their original research and make an oral presentation at the undergraduate research symposium. This course is required of all biology honors students and students intending to complete a thesis in biological sciences.

Prerequisite: BIOL A400.

Co-requisite: BIOL A401.

BIOL A444 Marine Vertebrate Zoology 4 crs.

General study of the marine chordates with particular emphasis on the fishes, including classification, structure, function, and ecology will be the focus of this course. Five-week summer course at LUMCON in Cocodrie, La.

Prerequisite: BIOL A370 or A375.

BIOL A446 Marine Ecology 4 crs.

This course concerns the relationships of marine and estuarine organisms to environmental factors: interactions among organisms, ecological processes of energy and materials flow, communities, and ecosystems of the Louisiana Coastal Zone. Five-week summer course at LUMCON in Cocodrie, La.

Prerequisite: BIOL A370 or A375.

BIOL A448 Topics in Marine Science 1 cr.

This course is an advanced lecture, laboratory, and field work on a selected topic in the marine sciences. Two- to three-week summer course at LUMCON in Cocodrie, La.

Prerequisite: BIOL A370 or A375.

BIOL A499 Independent Study arr.

BIOL H233 Honors: Human Ecological Biology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This in-depth course covering the ecological impact of humans on the biosphere is innovative in content, design, and topic. Through discussion, field trips, lab-setting demonstrations, films, debates, and readings, students learn the world of ecological science by active participation for application to issues of global, regional, and local concern.

BIOL T122 Cultural Biology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

The range of subject matter for this course concerns survey of plant and animal taxonomic groups; survey of major organ and other structural systems in man; introduction to principles of genetics, ecology, and evolution. Not required of science majors.

BIOL Z230 Human Ecology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course is a consideration of the basic concepts of ecology, including the nature of ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and characteristics of populations and communities of organisms. The role of humans in the ecosphere will be emphasized, with particular attention to human population problems, food production, and pollution problems.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z232 Impact of Biology on Society 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course examines moral problems biology brings to society–e.g., abortion, "test-tube" babies, mouse with four parents, mouse-human cell hybrids, artificial life support for terminally ill, dangers and promise of recombinant DNA, building of artificial genes, and cloning. Effects of these areas on our lives will be considered.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z236 Evolution 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course examines the issues relating to the changes in life forms during the history of life on earth. Concepts are illustrated using examples from living systems and the fossil record. Human evolution also is considered. Designed for non-biology students.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites: 

Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z237  Marine Biology & Conservation   3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course examines diversity, physiology, ecology, and conservation of microbes, plants, and animals that live in the marine environment. Emphasis is placed on how marine organisms have adapted to living in their environment and how humans depend upon and affect marine ecosystems. Participation in a weekend fieldtrip is required.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z238 Genetics and Society 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course studies the basis of heredity and reproduction with a primary focus on human aspects. Recent genetic research and its application to medicine, industry, and agriculture. Social and ethical considerations of current genetic research and practices.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z242 Microbes: Friend or Foe? 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course is designed to relate daily living to the activities of the microbial world. Topics of discussion include: infectious diseases including sexually transmitted diseases, vaccines and immunity, antibiotics and disease treatment, pollution, food production and spoilage, viruses and cancer, and developments in biotechnology.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z244 Mississippi River Delta Ecology 3 crs.

This course is a basic study of the ecology of the Mississippi River deltaic plain. Emphasis is on the importance of coastal erosion, accompanied by study of the physical and biological aspects of the Mississippi River, its delta, estuaries, and their habitats, flora and fauna, and relevant environmental issues. The course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the relevance of the ecology of the Mississippi River Delta to the activities of humans.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z264  Global Ecology   3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern
This course is a consideration of the basic concepts of ecology, including the nature of ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and characteristics of populations and communities of organisms. The role of humans in the ecosphere will be emphasized, with particular attention to human population problems, food production, and pollution problems.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:  Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

Chemistry

CHAIR: Thomas G. Spence, Ph.D., Office: 420 Monroe Hall
PROFESSORS: Kurt R. Birdwhistell, Lynn V. Koplitz
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Thomas G. Spence, William F. Walkenhorst
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Jai Shanata, Clifton Stephenson, Joelle S. Underwood
EXTRAORDINARY FACULTY: Kathleen T. Crago
DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC CHEMISTRY: Anna S. Duggar
DIRECTOR OF LABORATORIES: Thorsten Schmidt
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/chemistry

The chemistry department has a broad spectrum of undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. They are described below under the headings of ACS certified chemistry program, biochemistry/pre-health program and chemistry-forensic science program.

ACS Certified Chemistry Program

The chemistry department is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society for professional training in chemistry. Students who graduate with the bachelor of science in chemistry will have a degree certified by the American Chemical Society as having met the standards of the Committee on Professional Training. The salient points of the curriculum are as follows:

  1. Two semesters of introductory chemistry with quantitative analysis.
  2. Two semesters of organic chemistry.
  3. Two semesters of physical chemistry.
  4. Two semesters of integrated laboratory which includes physical, analytical, and inorganic chemistry along with training in the chemical literature.
  5. One semester of inorganic chemistry.
  6. One semester of modern analytical chemistry.
  7. total of 500 hours of laboratory and 440 hours of classroom work.

The curriculum also includes 1) two semesters of calculus, 2) a year of foreign language, 3) a year of physics, 4) a year of math/science electives, and 5) one credit in Oral Presentation.

Biochemistry/Pre-Health Program

This track serves both students interested in pursing careers in health fields such as medicine and dentistry, as well as those interested in attending graduate school in biochemistry or working in the pharmaceutical industry. The required chemistry courses are:

  1. Two semesters of general chemistry lecture and lab.
  2. Two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and lab.
  3. One semester of inorganic chemistry lecture.
  4. One semester of physical chemistry lecture.
  5. One semester of biochemistry lecture and lab.
  6. One semester of integrated lab.
  7. One semester of Oral Presentation.
  8. Two advanced chemistry electives.

The required adjunct courses are:

  1. Two semesters of biology lecture and lab.
  2. Two semesters of physics lecture and lab.
  3. Two semesters of calculus.

Chemistry-Forensic Science Program

Forensic science applies chemical and biochemical methods of analysis to problems of a forensic nature. The science of forensics is becoming more technically demanding and as a result, there is a demand for better educated forensic personnel at local, state, and national law enforcement agencies.

The Loyola chemistry department program in forensic science provides a B.S. degree in chemistry with a forensic science emphasis within the chemistry department for students at Loyola University. The new degree program started in 2000 includes: 1) a basic degree in chemistry; 2) focused coursework in biology and criminal justice; 3) advanced coursework in Forensic Analytical Chemistry, and 4) finishes with an internship at a forensics lab.

Research and Oral Presentation

The faculty encourage students to do research in chemistry under the supervision of one of the faculty members. The student can receive chemistry credits for engaging in such research. Undergraduate research is a valuable experience for students. The research experience 1) teaches critical thinking skills, 2) allows students to develop a deeper understanding of one area of chemistry, 3) develops a student’s confidence in his or her abilities as a chemist, and 4) provides good work experience in chemistry.

Oral Presentation provides a capstone experience for all chemistry majors. Each student writes a paper on either his or her research results or a chemistry related topic. The student then presents the paper orally to the faculty and to the other students participating in the Chemistry Seminar course.

Honors Thesis

In order to receive the bachelor of science in chemistry with departmental honors, the student must:

  1. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.5 and a chemistry course grade point average of 3.0 while completing the requirements for either the ACS chemistry or pre-health chemistry degree program.

  2. Engage in and do satisfactory independent work on a chemistry research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The results will be written up as an honors thesis.

  3. Earn five honors credits by enrolling in Research (CHEM A498) for at least four semesters of credit and by enrolling in Oral Presentation (CHEM A493) and presenting a departmental seminar on the results of your research project. The four credits in CHEM A498 shall be in addition to the 120 credit hours required for graduation.

Minor in Chemistry

The minor in chemistry consists of 22 hours of chemistry which includes General Chemistry with lab (eight hours), Organic Chemistry with lab (eight hours), and six additional hours in chemistry at or above the 300 level. CHEM A496 credits will not count toward the minor.

Minor in Forensic Chemistry

The minor in forensic chemistry consists of 22 hours of chemistry which includes General Chemistry with lab (eight hours), Organic Chemistry with lab (eight hours), Introduction to Forensic Methods (CHEM A315, three hours), and a three-credit-hour internship at a crime lab (CHEM A497).

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry

Freshman  
F
S
Major CHEM A105 — A106 General Chemistry I & II Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A107 — A108 General Chemistry I & II Lab
1
1
Adjunct MATH A257 — A258 Calculus I & II
4
4
Foreign Language A100 — A101/First Year
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
14
17
     
31
Sophomore  
F
S
Major CHEM A300 — A301 Organic Chemistry I&II Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A302 — A303 Organic Chemistry I&II Lab
2
2
Adjunct PHYS A101 — A102 Intro to Mechanics and Intro to Electromagnetism and Relativity and PHYS A112-A113 Physics Lab I&II
5
5
Adjunct MATH A310, A200, or A260 (or A271) or PHYS A228
0
3
Elective  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
0
   
16
16
     
32
Junior  
F
S
Major CHEM A306 — A307 Physical Chemistry Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A320 — A330 Integ Lab I & II
3
2
Major CHEM A350 Inorganic Lecture
0
3
Major CHEM A498 — A498 Research
(1)*
(1)*
Major CHEM A493 Oral Presentation
0
1
Adjunct Science/Math Elective
3
0
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15 (16)*
15 (16)*
     
30 (32)*
Senior  
F
S
Major CHEM A415 Modern Analytical Chemistry
0
3
Major CHEM A400 Biochemistry Lecture I
3
0
Major CHEM A400 Level Electives**
3
2
Major CHEM A498 — A498 Research
(1)*
(1)*
Common Curriculum  
9
6
Elective  
0
1
   
15 (16)*
12
(13)*
     
27 (29)*
TOTAL: 120 (124)* cr. hrs.    

Students seeking ACS Certification must complete adjunct courses. Specific Common Curriculum requirements are given in the beginning of this chapter under Curriculum Design. Refer to Common Curriculum in the index for page number.

View Common Curriculum Requirements

* Honors requirements in parentheses.
** Restricted to a maximum of three hours of CHEM A498 and/or CHEM A496.

B.S. Chemistry (BIOCHEMISTRY/PRE-HEALTH Program) *

Freshman  
F
S
Major CHEM A105 — A106 General Chemistry I&II Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A107 — A108 General Chemistry I&II Lab
1
1
Adjunct MATH A257 — A258 Calculus I&II
4
4
Foreign Language A100 — A101/First Year
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
14
17
     
31
Sophomore  
F
S
Major CHEM A300 — A301 Organic Chemistry I&II Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A302 — A303 Organic Chemistry I&II Lab
2
2
Adjunct PHYS A115--A115 Physics for Life Sciences and Lab I&II
5
5
Adjunct BIOL Electives
4
4
Common Curriculum  
3
0
   
17
14
     
31
Junior  
F
S
Major CHEM A350 Inorganic Lecture
0
3
Major CHEM A320 Integrated Lab I
3
0
Major CHEM A306 Physical Chemistry I Lecture
3
0
Elective  
3
0
Common Curriculum  
6
12
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major CHEM A400 Biochemistry I
3
0
Major CHEM A402 Biochemistry I Lab
0
1
Major CHEM A401 Biochemistry II
0
3
Major CHEM A493 Oral Presentation
0
1
Major Advanced Chemistry Elective    
  300 or 400 Level**
3
2
Elective — Adjunct Math/Science Elective
3
0
Elective  
3
0
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
15
13
     
28
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.      

Specific Common Curriculum requirements are given in the beginning of this chapter under Curriculum Design. Refer to Common Curriculum in the index for page number.

View Common Curriculum Requirements

* Students considering the Tulane early acceptance program for medical school should consult their advisers.
** Restricted to a maximum of three hours of CHEM A498 and/or CHEM A496.

Forensic Science Program in Chemistry

Freshman  
F
S
Major CHEM A105 — A106 General Chemistry I&II Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A107 — A108 General Chemistry I&II Lab
1
1
Adjunct MATH A257 — A258 Calculus I&II
4
4
Foreign Language A100 — A101 First Year
3
3
Adjunct BIOL A108 — A109 Biology of Organisms Lec/Lab
0
5
Adjunct BIOL A106 Cells and Heredity
3
0
   
14
16
     
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major CHEM A300 — A301 Organic Chemistry I&II Lecture
3
3
Major CHEM A302 — A303 Organic Chemistry I&II Lab
2
2
Adjunct FRSC C201 Criminalistics: Crime Lab
3
0
Adjunct MATH A241 Statistics
3
0
Adjunct PHYS A115 — A116
5
0
Adjunct PHYS A112 — A113
0
5
Elective  
0
6
   
16
16
     
32
Junior  
F
S
Major CHEM A320 Integ Lab I
3
0
Major CHEM A315 Intro to Forensic Methods
0
3
Common Curriculum  
12
12
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major Chemistry Elective (300 — 400 Level)**
3
2
Major CHEM A400 Biochemistry Lecture
3
0
Major CHEM A402 Techniques in Biochemistry
0
1
Major CHEM A493 Oral Presentation
0
1
Major CHEM A497 Internship
3
0
Common Curriculum  
6
9
   
15
13
      28
TOTAL 120 cr. hrs.      

View Chemistry Course Descriptions

View Common Curriculum Requirements

** CHEM A498 will not apply to these hours.

Chemistry (CHEM)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

CHEM A105 General Chemistry I Lecture 3 crs.

This course is a basic one-year course in the fundamental principles of general chemistry. This is the first chemistry course for all science majors and includes the development of modern atomic theory, chemical bonding and structure, and the nature of matter and physical states. Included is an introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics with a more thorough development of equilibria concepts. Descriptive chemistry is liberally sprinkled throughout the course.

Prerequisite: eligibility to take MATH A257.

Co-requisite: CHEM A107.

CHEM A106 General Chemistry II Lecture 3 crs.

Same description as CHEM A105.

Prerequisite: CHEM A105, CHEM A107.

Co-requisite: CHEM A108.

CHEM A107 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr.

This lab involves experiments to accompany General Chemistry Lecture. One three-hour laboratory period per week.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A105 or co-registration in CHEM A105.

CHEM A108 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 cr.

Same description as CHEM A107. Also includes qualitative analysis.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A106, CHEM A107, or co-registration in CHEM A106.

CHEM A300 Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3 crs.

This is an intensive course in organic chemistry covering structural theory, organic reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and reactions of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHEM A105 — A108 or permission of department chair.

CHEM A301 Organic Chemistry II Lecture 3 crs.

Same description as CHEM A300.

Prerequisite: CHEM A300.

CHEM A302 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2 crs.

This is a laboratory course to accompany CHEM A300 — A301. Introduction to laboratory techniques of organic chemistry: preparations, separations, and identification of organic compounds. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A300 or co-registration in CHEM A300.

CHEM A303 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory for Chemistry Majors 2 crs.

Same description as CHEM A302.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A301 or co-registration in CHEM A301.

CHEM A305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 crs.

This is a laboratory course for non-chemistry science students to accompany CHEM A301. Introduction to laboratory techniques of organic chemistry: simple preparations, separation, and identification of organic compounds. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A301 or co-registration in CHEM A301.

CHEM A306 Physical Chemistry I Lecture 3 crs.

This course is a general survey of physical chemistry stressing thermodynamics, phase and chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, and kinetics.

Prerequisites: CHEM A105 — A108, MATH A257, A258, CHEM A301, or permission of instructor.

CHEM A307 Physical Chemistry II Lecture 3 crs.

This is an advanced course in physical chemistry treating elementary quantum theory and spectroscopy with an introduction to statistical thermodynamics.

Prerequisites: CHEM A105 — A108, MATH A257, A258, PHYS A110, A111, CHEM A306, or permission of instructor.

CHEM A310 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr.

This is a laboratory course for chemistry and non-chemistry science students to accompany CHEM A301. Introduction to laboratory techniques of organic chemistry: simple preparations, separation, and identification of organic compounds. Three-hour laboratory four days per week. Offered in the summer only.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A300 or co-registration in CHEM A300.

CHEM A311 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 cr.

This is a laboratory course for chemistry and non-chemistry science students to accompany CHEM A301. Introduction to laboratory techniques of organic chemistry: simple preparations, separation, and identification of organic compounds. Three-hour laboratory four days per week. Offered in the summer only.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A301 or co-registration in CHEM A301.

CHEM A315 Introduction to Forensic Methods 3 cr.

This course will be an introduction to instrumental and chemical analysis techniques used in forensic investigations. Topics will include: fingerprint analysis, soil and glass analysis, hair and fiber analysis, arson/explosive analysis, document analysis, and drug/toxicological analysis.  Lab fee $75.

Prerequisites: CHEM A300.

CHEM A320 Integrated I Laboratory 3 crs.

This is an advanced laboratory with one hour of recitation each week for all chemistry majors. The lecture and experiments cover a wide range of techniques and topics including chemical literature, inorganic synthesis and characterization, photochemistry, titrations, kinetics, extractions, UV-Vis, and chromatography. This laboratory is project-based and requires students to plan and execute experiments involving concepts and techniques from several subdisciplines.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisites: CHEM A301, A303.

CHEM A330 Integrated II Laboratory 2 crs.

This course is an advanced chemistry laboratory that involves structural analysis, thermodynamics, chemical separations, electrochemistry, advanced kinetics, and spectroscopy. Classical and modern spectroscopic techniques, such as UV-Vis, FT/IR, Raman and LIF are employed along with molecular modeling techniques. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisites: CHEM A303, A306.

CHEM A350 Inorganic I Chemistry 3 crs.

This lecture course is designed to introduce various topics in inorganic chemistry. The topics covered will include atomic structure, symmetry and group theory, introduction to ionic and covalent bonding models in coordination complexes, acid-base theories, aqueous chemistry, electrochemistry, and an introduction to bioinorganic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHEM A301.

CHEM A400 Biochemistry I Lecture 3 crs.

This course is a detailed description of the structure and function of the major classes of biological macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and sugars. Physical, chemical, experimental, and mechanistic aspects of macromolecules and their behavior are emphasized based on an understanding of the underlying principles of bonding, equilibria, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Topics covered include protein structure and folding, experimental methods used to characterize and manipulate proteins and DNA, allostery and other types of regulation, molecular disease, enzyme mechanism and inhibition, and membranes.

Prerequisites: CHEM A300, A301.

CHEM A401 Biochemistry II Lecture 3 crs.

This course is a thorough coverage of metabolism and metabolic regulation. It begins with a brief review and expanded treatment of concepts from the first semester course of particular relevance to the study of metabolism such as energetics, membranes and membrane transport, receptors, and enzymes and their regulation. Topics covered include vitamins and cofactors, glycolysis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, glycogen metabolism, gluconeogenesis, photosynthesis, and the metabolism of fatty acids, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides. Emphasis is placed on understanding the chemical conversions involved, the interplay between various metabolic processes, and on understanding a variety of metabolic diseases.

Prerequisites: CHEM A300, A301, A400.

CHEM A402 Techniques in Biochemistry 1 cr.

Selected chemical and instrumental techniques will be performed by students based on lecture material covered in CHEM A400. Topics covered will include methods to label or sequence proteins, optical methods, NMR spectroscopy, enzyme kinetics and inhibition, column chromatography, introduction to basic molecular biology methods, and acrylamide and agarose gel electrophoresis.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisites: CHEM A302, A400.

CHEM A415 Modern Analytical Chemistry 3 crs.

This combined lecture/lab course applies the principles of analytical chemistry to instrumental methods of analysis. The goal will be to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of quantitative methods of analysis. We will discuss the kinds of instruments that are available and the strengths and limitations of these instruments. We will focus on spectrometric, chromatographic, and electrochemical techniques such as: AA, UV/VIS/NIR, fluorometry, GC/MS, HPLC, and TGA/DSC.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A306 or permission of instructor.

CHEM A455 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 crs.

This course will cover advanced topics in inorganic chemistry. Topics will emphasize structure function relationships in inorganic substances. These topics will include 1) bonding, electronic spectra, magnetism, kinetics, reaction mechanisms, and structure of coordination compounds; 2) organometallic chemistry; 3) solid state chemistry including polymers; 4) bioinorganic chemistry; and 5) catalysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM A307, A350.

CHEM A493 Oral Presentation 1 cr.

This course is designed to strengthen the student’s oral and writing skills in technical communication. A secondary objective is to practice skills retrieving data from the chemical literature in both written and electronic form. The course requires one paper and one oral presentation at the departmental seminar.

Prerequisites: CHEM A303, A320, or permission of instructor.

CHEM A495 Special Project arr.

This course focuses on the creative or productive efforts of one or more students. A special project is distinguished from a research project in its lack of the historical or experimental method and perspective characteristics of research.

CHEM A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

CHEM A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

CHEM A498 Research arr.

All majors are encouraged to, and honors program students must, register for one to three credit hours for each semester starting with the second semester of their sophomore years for a total of four credit hours. Credit will be prorated on the basis of one credit hour for four hours devoted to research.

Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson.

CHEM A499 Independent Study arr.

CHEM T122 Introduction to Chemistry 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course is an introduction to chemistry for non-scientists that they may be concerned, clear thinking citizens. In a complex scientific and technological society, an average person must be able to understand chemistry-related problems, e.g., food, energy, pollution, ozone depletion, global warming, space exploration, drugs, medicinals, genetic engineering, and even life itself.

CHEM Z130 World Food and Nutrition 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course is a brief review of nutritional requirements of Homo sapiens and a historical review of how male and female members of the species have met these requirements, individually and collectively. This review will serve as a background for intensive discussion of the modern world food situation and possible future solutions.

CHEM H295 Chemistry Honors Seminar

English

CHAIR: Katherine H. Adams, Office: 316 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Katherine H. Adams, John J. Biguenet, Barbara Ewell, Andrew F. Macdonald, Mary A. McCay, Peggy McCormack, John F. Mosier
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Christopher Chambers, Melanie McKay, John Sebastian, Mark Yakich
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Hillary Eklund, Trimiko Melancon, Chris Schaberg, Janelle Schwartz, Laura Murphy, Tim Welsh
PROFESSORS EMERITI: William T. Cotton, Phanuel A. Egejuru, Marcus A.J. Smith
LECTURERS: C.W. Cannon, Dale Hrebik, Mary Waguespack, Robert Bell, Brooke Ethridge, Jennifer Jeanfreau, Jarret Lofstead, Nancy Rowe, Kristen Sanders, Jennifer Shimek, Laura Tuley, Tracey Watts
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/english/

Requirements for Major in English (Literature, Writing, and Film & Digital Media)

For a bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in literature, students must compete 36 hours in British and American literature, literary criticism and interpretation, and literature or writing electives, after first taking ENGL T122, A205, or A210. ENGL A205 is the required freshman composition course for English majors; ENGL A210 is a more advanced version of A205; students entering the major after taking ENGL T122 need not take A205 or A210. ENGL A205 or A210 and ENGL A206 should be completed in the freshman year. Majors take 18 hours of distribution requirements in Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration/18th-century, 19th-century, and American literature before 1900, as well as critical theory, not necessarily sequentially. One literature course listed in the Common Curriculum may be taken for major credit with the permission of the adviser.

For a bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in writing, students should take ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 plus ENGL A206 in their freshman year. In addition, students take five literature courses, including one course in British literature before 1800 and one course in American literature. Students must also complete six writing courses. As a part of the writing major, many students complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. Many also work with The New Orleans Review, a nationally prominent literary periodical sponsored by the department.

For a bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in film and digital media, students should take ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 plus ENGL A206 in their freshman year.  In addition students take five literature courses, including one course in British literature and one course in American literature.  Students also complete six film and digital media courses, including ENGL A220.

For English majors in the writing, literature, or film and digital media concentration who are participants in the University Honors Program, ENGL H233 is accepted in lieu of A205/A210.

English majors and minors can take advantage of many extracurricular activities within the department. They can join Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. They work on ReVisions, our student literary magazine, and The Reader’s Response, our annual anthology of students’ academic writing. The department also sponsors regular poetry readings involving students and faculty and presents guest lecturers.

English majors can expand their academic program by participating in our summer Irish studies program in Dublin, our summer Paris studies program, or our exchange programs with Keele University in England and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

English majors may take a minor in another discipline, to be determined in consultation with the adviser. Students must consult their assigned advisers before registering for each semester.

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature, Writing, or Film and Digital Media

Freshman  
F
S
Major ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 — ENGL A206
3
3
Foreign Language  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
9
   

15

15

     

30

English majors in the University Honors Program must take one English honors course, ENGL H233, H234, or H235. English Honors students should also take ENGL A210 and A206.

Sophomore  
F
S
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives (ENGL A 220 for the film and digital media concentration)
6
3
Electives  
6
6
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives
6
6
Electives  
6
3
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
15
15
     

30

Senior  
F
S
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives
6
6
Electives  
3
6
Common Curriculum  
6
3
   

15

15

     

30

There is an optional honors thesis for majors with a 3.5 GPA in the major and 3.0 cumulative. The thesis must be registered for in the fall of the senior year, but students must get approval from the Thesis Director and the English Honors reader. Students must start research in the summer following their junior year, and must complete the assignments listed on the English department web page. The thesis is worked on during the summer and the first semester and is completed in the second semester of the senior year (3+3 hours). English majors who are in the University Honors Program are required to write either the English Honors thesis or the University Honors thesis (1 + 2 hours).

TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

View English Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

English (ENGL)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

ENGL A100 Expository Writing 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to English composition with special focus on grammar, paragraph structure, expository essay structure, and critical reading skills. This course is for students who are not yet qualified to take ENGL T122. Students are assigned to the course on the basis of a placement test administered by the English department.

ENGL A105 English Composition– International Students 3 crs.

This course involves intensive review of study skills, bilingual language problems, and composition for students who speak English as a second language and are not ready to take ENGL T122. Entrance is by English department placement test.

ENGL A205 Writing about Texts 3 crs.

This course is the introductory composition course for English majors and minors that provides training in the writing process. It covers rhetorical, argumentative, and representational dimensions of literary and non-literary texts (cf. ENGL A210).

Required of entering freshman majors and minors; other interested students must have permission of the departmental chair.

ENGL A206 Reading Poetry 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to the basic tools needed to read English and American poetry, including concepts of genre, form, metrics, figurative representation, and history.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A208 Writing from Sources 3 crs.

This course focuses on the research process, evaluation of sources, and in-depth writing assignments with emphasis on primary research.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205

ENGL A210 Texts and Theory 3 crs.

Texts and Theory applies contemporary theories of literary criticism to works of fiction, drama, and film. The course requires students to analyze their readings in frequent writing assignments using various critical approaches. It is recommended for English majors who place out of Writing about Texts (ENGL A205).

ENGL A211 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 crs.

The course is an introduction to writing fiction and poetry. Student writing will be discussed in a workshop format and in individual conferences with the instructor. Students will also read and discuss a wide range of contemporary fiction and poetry.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A212 Introduction to Major British Authors 3 crs.

This course is designed to treat works of literature as representative parts of the continuous evolution/growth of the English literary tradition. It introduces students to the works of major British authors from three contiguous modern or pre-modern historical periods.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A213 Survey of British Literature I 3 crs.

This course will introduce students to the first half of English literary history (from Chaucer to the late eighteenth century). By looking at how different literary forms and genres (poetry and prose, comedy and tragedy, romance and neoclassicism) interacted with changing social realities, we’ll explore the various uses of literature, how it was used both to explain a changing world and to resist those changes by building refuges from them.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A214 Survey of British Literature II 3 crs.

We'll begin our quest in 1789, the year Rousseau’s Confessions was published posthumously, one of the acknowledged beginnings of the Romantic Era. From there we’ll progress through over 200 years of literature, ending somewhere around 10 minutes ago. Our aim is breadth rather than depth, sampling works and writers in order to develop a flavor for each successive literary age. We’ll be reading a lot and enjoying it immensely. Much of what we read will be poetry (especially early on), sprinkled with a patina of other genres as they suit our needs.  

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A215 World Literature I 3 crs.

This course offers students an introduction to literature from around the world from the beginnings of written texts to 1650. Ancient Greece, early China, the Roman Empire, India’s classical age, the rise of Islamic literature, the cultural flowering of medieval Japan, African literary cultures, and the European Renaissance will be covered.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A216 World Literature II 3 crs.

This course focuses on the literature of the world from 1650 to the present. It highlights the Enlightenment in Europe; Asia’s movement into global dialogue; the Ottoman Empire; and African, American, and European revolutions in art, politics, and industry.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A220 Introduction to Film and Digital Media 3 crs.

This course provides an introduction to the means by which creative narratives are being re-interpreted through film and other digital media.

ENGL A242 Contemporary Nonfiction Prose 3 crs.

This course is a study of the more important examples of prose nonfiction written since 1920. The topics covered include autobiography, travel writing, and personal experience narratives.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A243 American Masterworks 3 crs.

A survey of American writers from the Colonial period to 1900, this course includes Bradford, Edwards, Franklin, Irving, Cooper, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Dickinson, and Twain. Several major texts–such as Walden, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Huckleberry Finn–will be studied as well as extensive selections from other writers’ works.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A244 American Literature Since 1900 3 crs.

This course is a survey of American Literature from 1865 to the present. It will provide a chronological overview of American literature from the Civil War to the present. We will try to answer the following questions in order to understand both the literature and the culture that produced it: What constitutes literature and how does it change over time? What does it mean to call literature “American?” What social and cultural factors affect literature and how is it produced and understood? How do we choose what to read and what not to read?

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A246 Modern Short Fiction 3 crs.

This course introduces the student to modern short fiction–that is, short stories and novellas written in the last hundred years. Modern short fiction begins with continental writers like Chekhov, so the emphasis is on authors writing in languages other than English.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A250 Introduction to African-American Literature 3 crs.

This course is a survey of African-American literature from the early slavery period through Emancipation and Reconstruction up to the late 1890s. We sample various genres, including poetry, speeches, fiction, essays, and biographies, and examine dominant themes, motifs, and styles characteristic of the period.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A251 African-American Literature Since 1900 3 crs.

A survey of modern African-American literature from 1900 to the present, this course broadly samples major writers, genres, and themes of 20th-century African-America. It provides a conceptual framework for this body of literature; reviews key terms, ideas, motifs, and individual styles; and evaluates the contributions of African-American writers to American literary culture.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A306 Professional Writing 3 crs.

This course trains students in the basic writing techniques required by the professional world.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A311 Writing Fiction 3 crs.

This course offers intermediate instruction in writing short fiction. Focusing on the form and theory of the genre, the course employs a workshop format and individual conferences with the instructor to critique student writing. Students will read widely and analyze short stories throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211 and/or permission of instructor.

ENGL A312 Writing Poetry 3 crs.

This course offers intermediate instruction in writing poetry. Focusing on the form and theory of the genre, the course employs a workshop format and individual conferences with the instructor to critique student writing. Students will read widely and analyze poems throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211 and/or permission of instructor.

ENGL A313 Feature Screenwriting I 3 crs.

This workshop-oriented writing course takes students through the study of classical and nonclassical feature scripts and asks students to develop a feature narrative concept through the stages of treatment and outline and to write half of the script itself.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211.

ENGL A314 Feature Screenwriting II 3 crs.

Designed as the second in a two-part sequence with ENGL A313, this workshop writing course asks students to complete their feature narrative screenplays while studying further examples of classical and nonclassical scripts. Students will also analyze and complete a rewrite of their scripts and study production potentials.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211, A313; junior standing.

ENGL A316 Medieval Literature 3 crs.

Covering material from Beowulf and Arthurian legend to drama and lyrics, this course provides an introduction not only to the masterworks of the period but also to the complex culture and world view that produced such divergent works as The Divine Comedy and The Art of Courtly Love.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A317 Writing the Short Script 3 crs.

Writing the Short Script will focus on monologues, dialogues and short scripts. Designed to strengthen the dialogue and blocking skills of students interested in writing fiction, nonfiction, screenplays and stage plays, the course will combine extensive readings of modern and contemporary literature with workshop discussions and individual conferences with the instructor about writing assignments.

ENGL A323 Renaissance Poetry 3 crs.

This course offers a consideration of the poetry of the major figures of the period–Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, and Marvell–but omits the longer works of Spenser and Milton.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A324 Early Shakespeare 3 crs.

The first half of William Shakespeare's literary career took place in the 1590s, the "Golden Age" of Queen Elizabeth I.  This course provides an introduction to the dramatic and poetic works from Shakespeare's literary "apprenticeship" of the early 1590s to the turn of the seventeenth century.  As modern readers, we confront Renaissance language and ideas as both strange and familiary.  For instance, while we recognize most of Shakespeare's words as our own, we often struggle to parse their complex combinations in blank verse.  And in an age of electronic "friending" we too easily overlook the gravity of Renaissance discourses like friendship.  This course sees rich opportunities for learning within these cultural and historical gaps.  That that end, we will take a close look at Shakespeare's language, studying both how it spoke uniquely to Renaissance auditors and how it continues to speak to us.  We will also situate Shakespeare's work in its dynamic context - the urban landscape of Londo, the popular (but still new) institution of public theatres, and a lively contest of ideas about politics, religion, and England's relationship to the wider world - while exploring the timeless questions it poses.

ENGL A325 Late Shakespeare 3 crs.

This course focuses mainly on Shakespeare's works after 1600.  Established by this time as a successful playwright and poet, Shakespeare continues to invent in new and even stranger ways during this second half of his career.  We will focus on language, exploring how Shakespeare's language becomes enigmatic over the course of his career, as well as the genres of tragedy and romance that he preferred during this time.  Further, we will situate Shakespeare's work in its broder artistic and cultural context by reading a play by his contemporaries Middleton and Rowley, and by considering topics like domesticity, national and international politics, romance, family dynamics, and ecology.

ENGL A330 Modern European Fiction in Translation 3 crs.

This course acts as an introduction to the modern European novel: that is, novels written since the publication of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary in 1857. Attention is given to the major writers in French, German, Russian, and Spanish. (European writers most notable for their shorter fiction are covered in ENGL A246, Modern Short Fiction.)

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A340 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales 3 crs.

This course is an examination of medieval culture, with special emphasis on art, philosophy, and religious and social codes as they are reflected in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A341 Chaucer: Dreams and Troilus 3 crs.

This course is an examination of medieval culture, with special emphasis on art, philosophy, and religious and social codes as they are reflected in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the dream visions.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A344 A Survey of Modern Drama 3 crs.

An introduction to the major figures and works in modern Western drama, this course emphasizes those authors and plays that helped shape the development of drama as a cultural form. Primary stress will be placed on the literary aspects of the works, but considerable attention will be given to dramaturgical matters.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A348 Modern Poetry 3 crs.

This course surveys the major figures in England and America from Whitman to the beginning of World War II. Figures include Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Frost, Stevens, Williams, and Auden.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A349 20th-century American Fiction 3 crs.

This course examines the American novel from the 1920s to the present, and readings may include Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A350 New Orleans in Literature 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the importance of place in literature by focusing on continuity and change in literary representations of New Orleans from the 1830s to the present. Readings include drama, poetry, and prose written by both residents and visitors.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A351 Louisiana Literature 3 crs.

This course is an exploration of the literary traditions of Louisiana, including works of fiction, drama and poetry that prominently feature the state, both past and present.

ENGL A355 Americans in Paris 3 crs.

The course covers the literature of the Lost Generation and the works of later writers who fled to Paris from repression in America. Studying the literature of the Lost Generation in the place where it was written and understanding the impact of Paris on the group of writers will help students understand the cultural symbiosis between America and France.

ENGL A360 Folklore and Literature 3 crs.

This course surveys such traditional, oral literature as legends, folk tales, and ballads.  It examines the uses of these genres and the representation of folk culture in poetry and fiction by selected writers from countries around the world.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A370 How to Read a Film 3 crs.

This course introduces students to reading films, gives some familiarity with film criticism, provides an introduction to the history of the cinema and to its development as an industry, and exposes students to a wide variety of films.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A372 Studies in American Cinema 3 crs.

Designed to explore the development of the classical Hollywood narrative film and its alternatives, the course focuses on aesthetic as well as sociocultural aspects of American film in relation to production, distribution, and consumption. The specific topic will change each term.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A373 The Black Writer in America 3 crs.

This course will survey the many contributions of African-American writers to the literary traditions of the United States. Those contributions are virtually contemporary with the colonization of North America--represented in the poetry of African-born Phyllis Wheatley--and shaped the themes and genres of American literature for the next three hundred years. The wealth of available material will force us to be selective, but we will try to construct a coherent overview of the major writers and significant periods: from the slave narrative to local color fiction, from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights movement. Writers will include familiar figures like Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright (whose centennial is being celebrated) and Toni Morrison as well as lesser-known authors such as Charles Chesnutt, Nella Larsen, and Lorraine Hansberry (whose 1959 play was recently revived on Broadway). And to help us better appreciate the contexts of these works, we will also read a selection of non-fiction, by influential thinkers like W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.

Requirements will include reading and reflection on the texts, participation in weekly discussion forums on Blackboard, and the completion of a multi-part writing and electronic project on a Black writer in America.

ENGL A374 Holocaust in Literature and Film 3 crs.

This course will examine primary documents from victims, survivors, novelists and historians in order to understand the origins and consequences of Nazi genocide of Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, mentally ill and challenged and political dissidents.  The course will examine how the fim industry has influenced the way audiences view the Nazis rise to power, the laws pertaining to Jews and other minorities, and the final solution.  The course will also examine other genocides of the later 20th and early 21st centural to understand ethnic and religious animosities.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205

ENGL A388 Grammar and Language 3 crs.

This course is an advanced study of modern English grammar and linguistics, as well as the history of the language.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; sophomore standing.

ENGL A394 Literature and Environment

This course explores the intersections of culture, ecology, and literary discourse.  In an effort to determine how particular narratives reflect, influence, and often define senses of place, space and region, this course considers representations of "environment" both in and as literary texts.  Works may include those from St. Augustine, Thomas Hariot, Charlotte Smith, Rachel Carson, Don Delillo, Edward Abbey, Anne Proulx, Ursula LeGuin, and Mike Tidwell.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A404 Creative Nonfiction Workshop 3 crs.

This course provides opportunity for peer critiques of writing projects of students’ own choosing. The course closely examines assumptions, style, and rhetorical techniques in writing for various purposes and audiences.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A405 Editing and Publishing 3 crs.

This course introduces the student writer to contemporary publishing and editing processes, with emphasis on an understanding of these as they affect both the creative writer and the writer of nonfiction.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A406 Internship: Editing and Publishing 3 crs.

This course introduces students to the production cycle of the New Orleans Review, an internationally known journal. Students work with print professionals on and off campus who cooperate to produce the magazine.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A408 Writing: Technique and Technology 3 crs.

This course introduces how current computer technology can be used to help the student develop as a mature writer. Students apply word processing to the classical tasks of revision, stylistic development, translation, and editing.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A409 Contemporary Topics in Rhetoric 3 crs.

This course examines significant trends in contemporary theories of rhetoric and the writing process. Special emphasis on how the theories relate to the teaching of composition at all grade levels.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A410 Writing Gender 3 crs.

The course examines the impact of contemporary feminist thought on rhetorical theory and introduces students to writing practices resulting from that impact. Readings from Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigary, Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler, Bell Hooks, Rosi Braidotti, Nancy Mairs, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jeanette Winterson, and others provide a foundation for nonfiction writing assignments that combine personal experience with critical theory and encourage experimentation with voice and form.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A411 Fiction Workshop 3 crs.

This course examines advanced topics in the writing of fiction, with special attention to contemporary trends in the genre. Some attention is paid to publishing. In addition to writing short fiction, students read extensively and analyze contemporary fiction.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211; junior standing.

ENGL A412 Poetry Workshop 3 crs.

The course examines advanced topics in the writing of poetry, with special attention to contemporary trends in the genre. Some attention is paid to publishing. In addition to writing poetry, students read extensively and analyze contemporary poetry.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211; junior standing.

ENGL A415 Creative Writing Workshop 3 crs.

This course examines advanced topics in creative writing to be determined by the instructor, with special attention to contemporary trends in creative writing. Some attention is paid to publication in the field. In addition to writing their own work, students read extensively and analyze examples relating to the topic. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; ENGL A211 or permission of instructor.

ENGL A417 Playwriting Workshop 3 crs.

Employing a workshop format, the course examines the writing of plays as well as aspects of writing film scripts. In addition to writing dramatic exercises and plays, students read extensively and analyze examples of plays and films.  Students in the course will become more knowledgeable interpreters of drama and film, who are capable of writing comprehensive analyses and competently constructed examples of their own.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122, A205 or ENGL A210

ENGL A420 Tudor and Stuart Drama 3 crs.

Revenge. Despair. Shame. Madness.  Renaissance playwrights visited these (and related) themes with astonishing regularity as they fashioned a new form - the English tragedy - to entertain early modern audiences. Students enrolled in this course will situate the emergence of this form in the broader context of Tudor and Stuart drama.  Reading plays by Seneca, Kyd, Shakespeare, Heywood, Marlowe, Middleton, Jonson, Webster, and Cary, we will se how Renaissance dramatists engaged and expanded the literary conventions of classical tragedy.  Further we will explore how they useed the genre to confront the cultural problems of their day - including changing attitudes about religion, politics, and the role of the individual in a dynamic social landscape.  We will examine how these playwrights looked to an uncertain future (one that would begin with the closure of the theaters in 1642), and how their poetic imagination continues to entertain and instruct contemporary audiences. Along the way, we will attend closely to literary conventions, possibilities for staging and performance, and scholarly approaces to the study of early modern tragedy.

ENGL A422 Studies in Renaissance Literature 3 crs.

This course charts the emergence of Renaissance empires and the concurrent rise of a modern discourse of racial difference.  We will read primary texts from English, continental, and early American literatures, representing a variety of genres: plays, poetry, fiction, sermons, essays, travel narratives, and political treatises.  As we approach this disparate archive, we will gain a deeper understanding of the historical period of the Renaissance, as well as further insight into its economic changes, political innovations, and social problems.  For example, we will situate More's Utopia in the context of English land use and transnational trade.  Further we will read early colonial endeavors against the backdrops of England's rivalry with Spain, the growth of mercantile activity, and forms of religious dissent.  Secondary readings will include current critical and theoretical approaches, making this course excellent preparation for graduate study in literary and cultural fields.

ENGL A424 Medieval Drama 3 crs.

This course surveys Roman-style comedies, Latin liturgical drama and Anglo Norman religious plays in medieval England before turning to Middle English biblical, morality and saints' plays. Dramatic texts will be supplemented by non-dramatic literature. Music, theological writing, and visual materials and some emphasis will be placed on stagecraft.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A425 Restoration/ 18th-century Literature 3 crs.

This course is a survey of the major poets and prose writers of the Restoration and the 18th century with an emphasis on Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, and Boswell.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A426 18th-century British Fiction 3 crs.

This course is a study of the development of the novel in England through the French Revolution, with readings from Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, and Sterne.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A427 Romanticism 3 crs.

This course offers a consideration of the Romantic movement in English poetry, concentrating on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A428 Victorian England 3 crs.

This course is a cultural and historical study of the age, with particular attention to Tennyson, Arnold, Browning, Carlyle, and Ruskin.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A429 19th-century British Fiction 3 crs.

A continuation of ENGL A426, this course examines the development of the novel in the 19th century with study of works of Austen, the Brontës, Thackeray, Dickens, George Eliot, Hardy, and the minor novelists.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A430 20th-century British Fiction 3 crs.

A continuation of ENGL A426 and A429, this course examines the fiction of writers such as Conrad, Ford, Forster, Joyce, Lawrence, and Woolf with some attention given to contemporary fiction.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A431 Revising American Texts 3 crs.

"Why should we not also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" asks Emerson, and that original relation is revealed in the examination of pre-20th-century American literature in the light of 20th-century texts and films. The course creates a double vision of early and modern writing and film that broadens understanding of both eras and sheds light on what is truly original in the American experience.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A432 American Dreams 1620 — 1860 3 crs.

This course is an examination of how traditional American writers saw America emerging and how native Americans, African-Americans, women, and other minorities viewed the country’s development. The contrast calls into question all of our myths about the American Dream–as new Eden, as fountainhead of democracy and freedom, as a world of rugged individualism, innocence, and rags to riches.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A433 19th-century American Fiction 3 crs.

The American novel from the Romantics to the Naturalists will be examined; readings include Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, James, Crane, and Dreiser.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A434 American Romanticism 3 crs.

The course re-examines two major 19th-century movements in American literature, Romanticism and Transcendentalism, in order to understand how they influenced and were influenced by Americans’ perceptions of race, class, and gender. The course focuses on literary and philosophical works in the light of deconstructionist and gender criticism to consider the varied approaches to defining America.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A437 American War Literature 3 crs.

This course is an examination of the impact of two world wars and the Vietnam conflict on the culture, politics, and literature of the U.S. The course will analyze war fronts and home fronts in order to aid students in understanding the images of wars and the impact of each conflict on later wars.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A438 Southern Literature 3 crs.

This course is a consideration of regionalism in literature. It examines the influence of such topics as history, race, and economic development on 19th- and 20th-century Southern writers.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A439 American Drama 3 crs.

This course is a study of American drama, including plays by O’Neill and Miller as well as more recent playwrights.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A450 Black Aesthetics 3 crs.

This course focuses on selected works by black writers from Africa, the U.S., and the Caribbean. It examines critical works and articles on black literary aesthetics and makes a comparative study of themes, motifs, structure, characterization, language, and style to establish the characteristics which confer a definite identity on black literary works.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A461 Contemporary Women's Literature 3 crs.

The course will introduce the major works by women writers which heavily influenced the development of the modernist and postmodernist movements in literature. The course will also explore the relationship of gender identity to the development of various literary techniques.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A466 Southern Women Writers 3 crs.

This course explores the contributions of women writers to the southern mystique, their achievements as artists, and the complex relationships they shared with each other and with their traditional culture.

ENGL A470 Film and the Art of Literary Adaptation 3 crs.

This course provides students with an understanding of how a work of literature is translated into a movie. The core material for the course is an analysis of fiction works that have been made into movies, but the course also deals with films created from folklore and historical records.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A472 Studies in European Cinema 3 crs.

This course explores European cinemas, including Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, in relation to the individual cultures from which they arise. Aesthetic and sociocultural differences between these national cinemas and Hollywood are stressed. The specific topic changes each term.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A475 Great Figures– Medieval 3 crs.

This course is an intensive study of one or two great medieval literary figures. The course traces the development of the author’s art, noting influences, historical and philosophical contexts, critical receptions, and modern assessments. This course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A476 Great Figures– Renaissance 3 crs.

This course offers an intensive study of one or two great literary figures from the Renaissance. The course traces the development of the author’s art, noting influences, historical and philosophical contexts, critical receptions, and modern assessments. This course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A478 Great Figures– 19th-century 3 crs.

This course offers an intensive study of one or two great literary figures from the 19th century. The course traces the development of the author’s art, noting influences, historical and philosophical contexts, critical receptions, and modern assessments. This course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A479 Great Figures– American Pre—1900 3 crs.

This course offers an intensive study of one or two great American literary figures of the pre-1900s. The course traces the development of the author’s art, noting influences, historical and philosophical contexts, critical receptions, and modern assessments. This course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A483 Semiotics 3 crs.

This course advances a theory of communications based on the study of verbal and visual signs.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A484 Critical Theory to 1900 3 crs.

This course is a historical survey of the major theories of literary interpretation, focusing on the aesthetics of major philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Longinus, Saint Augustine, Locke, Hume, Croce, and Nietzsche. In addition, the course will cover the theories of major western writers such as Horace, Sidney, Dryden, Pope, Johnson, Wordsworth, Keats, Arnold, Goethe, and Schiller. It concludes with a discussion of Freud, Marx, and Engels.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A485 Interpretive Approaches 3 crs.

This course looks at the more recent developments in interpretive theory, as it has been influenced by such concepts as formalism, mythography, phenomenology, structuralism, Marxism, Freudianism, and New Criticism.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A487 Contemporary Critical Issues 3 crs.

Under this heading, various courses will be offered that focus on different contemporary issues in literary criticism and theory.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A490 Great Figures 3 crs.

This course is an intensive study of one or two great literary figures. It traces the development of the author’s art, noting influences, historical and philosophical contexts, critical receptions, and modern assessments. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

ENGL A491 Practicum in Teaching Writing 1 cr.

This practicum focuses on methods and materials for teaching writing. Students work in the English writing lab and the Writing across the Curriculum lab.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; permission of instructor.

ENGL A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

ENGL A495 Special Project arr.

This project focuses on the creative or productive efforts of one or more students.

ENGL A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

ENGL A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

ENGL A498 Research Project arr.

This project focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report.

ENGL A499 Independent Study arr.

This course includes work leading to the English Honors thesis or the University Honors senior thesis, as well as work done independently under professorial supervision.

ENGL H233 Honors Literature I: Classic Epic 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and The Song of Roland establish the idea of the epic as a high artistic expression of a culture. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are studied in the light of this concept.

ENGL H234 Honors Literature II: Modern Epic Tradition 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course considers the ways epic tradition has developed in the modern era. Several modern epics such as Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, Ulysses, and Gravity’s Rainbow will be examined closely, using perspectives furnished by the classical epics as well as by contemporary critical concepts.

ENGL H235 Great Love Stories 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course examines the literature of love from several centuries and several continents. It focuses attention on cultural notions of love, marriage, family, romance, gender and sexuality.

ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course gives intensive training in English composition. It is designed to develop the students’ ability to analyze arguments, create their own arguments, and conduct research.

ENGL T125 Writing About Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course explores the theme of initiation, or the emerging self, in a number of its literary forms. Most, though not all, of the tales are modern, realistic, and concerned with young adults in a pluralistic society. The narratives will confirm or challenge the experience of young people and may foreshadow images of their future lives.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL U230 Renaissance Masterworks 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines major works of great European authors from the period 1350 — 1650 to give a sense of what constitutes the Renaissance. A series of important related themes will be traced in order to elucidate the Renaissance system of values: individual and community, permanence and change, illusion and reality, art and nature.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL U232 Vision of Utopia 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

Utopia is the possible vision of an impossible world (i.e., the best of all possible worlds). To contemplate utopia as an idea, criticize it as a literary form, and participate in it as a means of aesthetic appreciation will be the purposes of the course.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

 ENGL U287 Martyrs, Minstrels, Mystics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course introduces a vast body of literary and non-literary writings produced by women from Western Europe and Japan during the period 900-1500. Genres to be studied include drama, romance, diary, lyric, epistle, mystical narrative and political allegory. Students will explore issues of authority, patronage and gender, among others.

ENGL U288 The World of the Vikings 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

The World of the Vikings examines literature of the Viking period and examines its impact on Early English Literature.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL U289 Chaucer and His World 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an examination of medieval culture, with special emphasis on art, philosophy, and the religious and social codes of the period as they are reflected in the work and thought of one of the great Western writers.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL U295 The Legend of Robin Hood 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an examination of the medieval origins and subsequent transmutations of Robin Hood, the medieval greenwood outlaw. The course will include 20th-century film adaptations of the legend, and emphasis will be on viewing the Robin Hood story from a number of different critical perspectives.

ENGL U297 Heroes and Monsters 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course offers a multidisciplinary introduction to early medieval literature, history and archaeology. Students will explore Anglo-Saxon attitudes toward heroism, lordship, the gods and God, space and time, gender, and death as preparation for a month-long reading of the Old English epic Beawulf.

ENGL U299 Arthurian Legend 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a survey of Arthurian literature and art from the Middle Ages to the present, tracing the growth of the legend from early 10th-century chronicles through the romances of the high Middle Ages and its eventual evolution to such contemporary works as the film Excalibur or the feminist novel The Mists of Avalon.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V234 Literature and Justice 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

Much excellent literature has been produced by men and women reacting to wrongs inflicted upon them by society. Excellent literature has also been written showing the "Failure of the Word"–how the legal justice system has blocked rather than achieved justice.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V244 Screen Power 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course aims to introduce students to an analytical model dealing with the ideological power of film with respect to its aesthetics, content, and audience appeal. Recent studies argue that film is not ideologically free and that any serious study of film history, aesthetics, or criticism should take this into account. This course may be taken more than once as the subject matter changes.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V250 Myth and Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course focuses on the relationship between myth and literary narrative. It explores the function of myth and examines literary texts in the light of recurrent patterns of culture. Readings from anthropology, psychology, and comparative religion will offer a framework for the consideration of literary texts, including fiction, poetry, and drama.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V256 Regional American Writers 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a study of the North American sense of place from nineteenth century local color fiction to contemporary literatres of diversity.

ENGL V259 Romantic Words/Pictures 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

A study of Romantic verbal and visual imagery, emphasizing the issues and values at stake in debates over the 18th- and 19th-century sister arts tradition in England. Poetry by Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, and others. Paintings by Constable, Turner, and others. Readings in Burke, Lessing, Reynolds, and others.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V260 Detective Fiction 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course examines detective fictions within the context of British and American literary traditions from the mid-nineteenth century forward. Lectures, discussions and writing assignments focus on the evolution of the genre from the puzzles of Poe and Conan Doyle through the British Golden Age and the American "hard boiled" school to contemporary and post modern forms.

ENGL V269 Multicultural Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is in literature dealing with cross-cultural themes and experiences. It will include, but not be limited to, literature of colonial and post-colonial experience. Its purpose is to create a greater awareness of how representations of other people, places, and cultures function in our personal and communal lives.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V270 The American Character 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course concerns those characteristics of American culture that seem to define America as unique among nations. It will concentrate on contemporary American values and politics but will begin with the observations of de Tocqueville and include the writings of contemporary journalists, social scientists, novelists, travel writers, and foreign observers.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V273 The African Novel 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course examines the form and texture of the African novel and looks at the dominant themes of colonization, assimilation, alienation, and neo-colonialism, with the aim of determining the role of the African novel in teaching the world about Africa.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V274 Women Writers 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a historical study of literature focusing upon women’s struggle for equality. Readings include fiction, drama, poetry, and biography by and about women, and historical, sociological, and psychological essays.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V275 Black Women Novelists 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course focuses on black women as creative literary artists and evaluates the contributions of these women to the literary culture of their respective countries and to the world in general. It seeks to establish the common links and the divergent views of these writers on problems facing black people wherever they live.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V276 Literary Modernism 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

Modernism is a term that has come to include not only the styles of late 19th- and early 20th-century art and literature but also the philosophic and moral issues represented in these art forms. This course examines major 20th-century works of art and literature and the issues of modern life raised by these works. (Also listed as VISA V140.)

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V277 Harlem Renaissance 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course focuses on the first major African-American literary and cultural movement of the 20th century. In addition to familiarizing the student with the literary and cultural background out of which the Harlem Renaissance developed, the course covers the major writers of the movement with emphasis on their relationship to the artists of the jazz era.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V278 Black Thought and Art 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a survey of major themes, genres, and motifs in black literature of Africa, the U.S., and the Caribbean. It explores the religious, historical, sociopolitical, and cultural ideals of black people. It evaluates the role of black writers in projecting the contributions of black people to the world of culture and civilization.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V280 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course surveys the major science fiction/fantasy themes and forms in an effort to assess their relevance to our complex postmodern society. The values discussed and the issues raised by this study should help the student better grasp the individual’s role in our contemporary technological world.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V281 The Literature of Nature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

Humans' encounter with nature has produced some of the most lasting literature in the world. This course examines texts from early to contemporary nature writers, such as John James Audubon to John McPhee and Terry Tempest Williams. Students will also study and practice the craft of Nature writing.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V285 Contemporary Catholic Writers 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course examines issues of Catholic faith and practice as explored in major works of literature and film produced since Vatican II by artists from the U.S. and from around the world.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V289 Vampires in Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course will cover different legends, texts, and films that deal with vampire myths.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL V292 The Sixties Through Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course examines America during one of its most exciting and idealistic periods–through the literature of the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, the counterculture movement, and the women’s movement–in order to understand the values, assumptions, and conflicts of the decade.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

Speech (SPCH)

Music and Fine Arts

SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3 crs.

This course is a study of the factors governing good speech content and delivery; an introduction to speech behavior in human interaction. Open to all students.

SPCH A495 Special Project arr.

This project focuses on the creative or projective efforts of one or more students. A special project is distinguished from a research project in its lack of the historical or experimental method and perspective characteristics of research.

SPCH A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

SPCH A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

SPCH A498 Research Project arr.

This project focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report.

SPCH A499 Independent Study arr.

Environment

CHAIR: Paul W. Barnes, Ph.D., Office: 350 Monroe Hall
FACULTY:
Biological Sciences: Kathryn F. Anzelmo, Paul W. Barnes, Craig S. Hood, David A. White
Chemistry: Lynn V. Koplitz, Joelle S. Underwood
Communications: Robert A. Thomas
English: Barbara C. Ewell, Christopher S. Schaberg, Janelle Schwartz
History: Eric M. Hardy
Law: Robert R. M. Verchick
Mathematics: Michael R. Kelly
Philosophy: John P. Clark, Francis P. Coolidge
Religious Studies: Kenneth P. Keulman, Kathleen A. O’Gorman
Sociology: Anthony E. Ladd, Nicole L. Youngman
WEBSITE: http://interdisciplinary.loyno.edu/environmentalstudies 

The interdisciplinary program in the Environment provides students the opportunity to engage in a broad and integrated study of the environment from a variety of academic viewpoints. The program focuses on understanding the relationships between humans and the natural world from biological, physical, chemical, sociological, economic, cultural, philosophical, and religious perspectives. Students can pursue a B.S. in Environmental Science, with a concentration in the Biological Sciences, or a B.A. in Environmental Studies, with either a Humanities or Social Science concentration. Students can also pursue a minor in Environmental Studies.

Major Requirements

All majors enrolled in this program will take a 4-course core curriculum, 11-12 hours of concentration courses within their major, selected adjunct courses and 30-33 hours of electives (major electives and general electives). This curriculum will introduce students to the major global and regional environmental issues facing the planet today, and will provide students with the knowledge and problem-solving skills that will enable them to play an active role in understanding our global and regional ecosystems and contributing to their future well-being. Depending on the area of concentration, this curriculum will prepare students for entry into graduate or professional schools and career paths in a diversity of fields such as environmental research, environmental policy/law, sustainability planning and development, natural resource management and conservation, environmental communications, environmental education, creative writing, environmental consulting and many others, in both public and private sectors.

Core Curriculum

Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors are expected to complete a 4-course core curriculum that consists of an introductory foundations course, a course in statistics, an ecology and evolution course, and a senior capstone course (The Senior Experience).

Environment Core Courses:

  • ENVA A105 Foundations in Environmental Studies
  • BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution
  • MATH A260 Introduction to Statistics
  • ENVA A497/498/499 Senior Experience (Capstone Course)

Concentration Courses include 3-4 advanced courses within the Biological Sciences (B.S.), the humanities (B.A.), or social sciences (B.A.) depending upon the major and area of concentration chosen by the student. For the Environmental Science (B.S.) degree, the concentration courses include a combination of lecture only and lecture + lab courses.

Adjunct and Major Elective Courses

In addition to the concentration and core courses, students will take appropriate major elective and adjunct courses in each of the three main program areas: natural sciences/mathematics, social sciences/business/law, and humanities/arts. These courses are intended to provide students with an increased understanding of the breadth of perspectives examining environmental issues and to strengthen fundamental skills and knowledge in the natural sciences and the environment. All students are required to take a course in Environmental Ethics or Environmental Philosophy. B.S. and B.A. (Humanities concentration) students are required to take Environmental Sociology. Beyond these requirements, the specific adjunct and major elective courses required vary depending upon the major and area of concentration.

Adjunct and Major Elective Course Requirements for the B.S. in Environmental Science (Biological Sciences Concentration):

  • PHIL V243 or V245 Environmental Ethics/Environmental Philosophy
  • SOCI X235 Environmental Sociology
  • MATH A257 Calculus I
  • BIOL A106/A107 Cells & Heredity
  • BIOL A108/A109 Biology of Organisms
  • CHEM A105/A107 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM A106/A108 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM A300/A302 Organic Chemistry I
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE/LAW Social Science/Law/Business Environment elective
  • HUMANITIES/ARTS Humanities/Arts Environment elective

Adjunct and Major Elective Course Requirements for the B.A. in Environmental Studies (Humanities Concentration):

  • PHIL V243 or V245 Environmental Ethics/Environmental Philosophy
  • SOCI X235 Environmental Sociology
  • NATURAL SCIENCE 2 Natural Science/Mathematics Environment electives
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE/LAW 2 Social Science/Law/Business Environment electives

Adjunct and Major Elective Course Requirements for the B.A. in Environmental Studies (Social Science Concentration):

  • PHIL V243 or V245 Environmental Ethics/Environmental Philosophy
  • NATURAL SCIENCE 2 Natural Science/Mathematics Environment electives
  • HUMANITIES/ARTS 2 Humanities/Arts Environment electives

The Senior Experience (Capstone Course)

The culmination of the major and minor is a senior experience (capstone) consisting either of an internship (ENVA A497), a research project (ENVA A498) or an independent study (ENVA A499). Students generally enroll for one of these options in their senior year and must submit a proposal for approval by the Environment Program Chair. The internship or research/independent study project will be directed by a participating Environment faculty member selected by the student.

The Senior Experience allows students to participate in a large spectrum of learning experiences that contribute to their environment education and prepare them for future work in environmental fields. Internships have included work with a variety of public agencies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations, including the Student Conservation Association, the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, the Audubon Nature Institute, the Crescent City Farmer’s Market, Hollygrove Market and Farm, and the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice. Research and independent study projects have included work on such topics as public lands issues, global climate change impacts, international environmental agreements, solid waste issues, deforestation, interstate water use agreements, corporate ethics, wetland loss, and alternative transportation.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to broaden their environmental education and experiences in ecosystems and cultures outside the U.S. by taking advantage of Loyola’s numerous study abroad opportunities. Various summer and semester exchange programs exist for study in Costa Rica, Belize, India, New Zealand, Mexico, China, Europe and other locations. Students should consult with the Environment Program Chair prior to undertaking their study abroad program to assess the suitability of courses for use in their major or minor.

Bachelor of Science—Environmental Science (Biological Sciences Concentration)

Freshman   F S
Major ENVA A105   3
Adjunct BIOL A106/107 - A108/109 4 4
Adjunct CHEM A105/107 - 106/108 4 4
Adjunct MATH A257 4  
Common Curriculum  First Year Seminar T121 3  
Foreign Language     3
    15 14
      29
Sophomore   F S
Major BIOL A208 - Concent./Major Elective 3 3 or 4
Adjunct CHEM A300 - A302 3 2
Adjunct SOCI X235 - Philosophy 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 14-15
      29-30
Junior   F S
Major Concentration/Major Electives 3 or 4 3 or 4
Major MATH A260   3
Elective General Electives 6  3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15-16 15-16
      30-31
Senior   F S
Major ENVA 497/498/499   3
Major Concentration/Major Electives 6-7  3 or 4
Elective  General Electives 6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15-16 15-16
      30-31
TOTAL: 120 hrs.

Bachelor of Arts—Environmental Studies (Humanities Concentration)

Freshman   F S
Major ENVA A105   3
Adjunct Natural Science/Philosophy   3
Common Curriculum   9 9
Common Curriculum First Year Seminar T121 3  
Foreign Language   3  
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major Concentration Courses 3 3
Adjunct SOCI X235 - Philosophy/Nat. Sci 3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Junior   F S
Major Concentration Courses 3 3
Major BIOL A208 - MATH A260 3 3
Adjunct Nat. Science/Social Science 3  3
Elective  General Electives 6 6
    15 15
      30
Senior   F S
Major ENVA 497/498/499   3
Major Concentration/Major Elective 3  3
Adjunct  Nat. Science/Soc. Science 3  
Elective  General Electives 9 9
    15 15
      30
TOTAL: 120 hrs.

Bachelor of Arts—Environmental Studies (Social Sciences Concentration)

Freshman   F S
Major ENVA A105   3
Adjunct Natural Science/Philosophy   3
Common Curriculum   9 9
Common Curriculum First Year Seminar T121 3  
Foreign Language   3  
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major Concentration Courses 3 3
Adjunct Nat. Sci/Humanities/Philosophy 3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Junior   F S
Major Concentration Courses 3 3
Major BIOL A208 - MATH A260 3 3
Adjunct Nat. Science/Humanities    3
Elective  General Electives 6 6
Common Curriculum    3  
     15 15
      30
Senior   F S
Major ENVA 497/498/499   3
Major Concentration/Major Elective 3  3
Adjunct  Nat. Science/Soc. Science 3  
Elective  General Electives 9 9
    15 15
      30
TOTAL: 120 hrs.

View Environmental Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Environment (ENVA)

Environment Program

ENVA A105 Foundations in Environmental Studies 3 crs.

Students explore the major questions of Environmental Studies through readings, class discussions, interaction with faculty and others working in the field, field observation, and through their own inquiry. This course is required of all Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors.

ENVA A497 Internship 3 crs.

Students gain practical experience in environmental fields by conducting service learning-type projects or other volunteer work at some community, government, tourism, or non-government organization. It is expected that students will complete at least 120 hours of service. Internships typically require an off-campus director that oversees day-to-day activities and an on-campus faculty sponsor that acts as the liaison between the student, director and the Environment program. Prior to undertaking an internship, a proposal must be submitted for approval through an Environment program faculty member.

ENVA A498 Independent Research 3 crs.

Students work with a faculty advisor to conduct theoretical, field, and/or laboratory research in some aspect of Environmental Science or Environmental Studies. Typically, this involves identifying an original question in an environmental topic, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing a written report of the findings. Prior to undertaking independent research, a proposal must be submitted for approval through an Environment program faculty member.

ENVA A499 Independent Study 3 crs.

Students work with a faculty advisor to conduct formal supervised activities providing educational experiences focused on some aspect of Environmental Studies or Environmental Science. A variety of experiences are possible here, so the student must work closely with a faculty advisor to identify specific requirements for completion of this effort. Prior to undertaking independent study, a proposal must be submitted for approval through an Environment program faculty member.

Because the Environment program is interdisciplinary, there are courses within other departments which satisfy its requirements.  These courses, along with courses specific to the Environment program are listed alphabetically by department below.

Department of Biological Sciences

BIOL A106 Cells and Heredity 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the principles and concepts of chemical, cellular, and genetic processes common to all life. Topics include the scientific method, basic chemical concepts, macromolecules, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure, membrane structure, energy and metabolism, meiosis, mitosis, Mendelian inheritance, and the Central Dogma.

Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in MATH A257, evidenced by completion of MATH A118, or Prerequisite ACT/SAT test scores.
Co-requisite: BIOL A107

BIOL A107 Cells and Heredity Lab 1 cr.

Students investigate the scientific method, basic chemical concepts, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, Mendelian inheritance, and the structure, function, and technological uses of DNA. This laboratory course emphasizes student-designed experiments, data collection and analysis, oral and written presentation, and the use of the scientific literature. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in MATH A257, evidenced by completion of MATH A118, or Prerequisite ACT/SAT test scores.
Corequisite: BIOL A106

BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms 3 crs.

This course compares the biology of microbes, plants, and animals focusing on morphology, physiology, reproduction, and natural history.

Prerequisite: BIOL A106, BIOL A107

Co-requisite: BIOL A109

BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab 1 cr.

This course examines the diversity of life through field trips, demonstrations, dissections, and experimental activities. Form and function of microbes, plants, and animals will be compared to demonstrate how organisms have adapted to their environments. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: BIOL A106.

Co-requisites: BIOL A108, A110.

BIOL A118 Tropical Ecology 3 crs.

Two weeks will be spent in the field in Belize, Guatemala, or Trinidad studying the plants and animals in several different ecological zones: coral reefs, pine savannah, rain forest, and mangrove swamps. A paper on the ecology of the area will be written after returning from the expedition.

BIOL A208 Ecology and Evolution 3 crs.

This course introduces current concepts and principles of ecology and evolution. Animal behavior, populations, communities, ecosystems, biogeography, natural selection, speciation, the history of life, human evolution, and other topics will be studied through lectures, readings, discussion, and a field trip.

Prerequisites: BIOL A106 — A109.

BIOL Z230 Human Ecology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course is a consideration of the basic concepts of ecology, including the nature of ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and characteristics of populations and communities of organisms. The role of humans in the ecosphere will be emphasized, with particular attention to human population problems, food production, and pollution problems.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites: Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z236 Evolution 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course examines the issues relating to the changes in life forms during the history of life on earth. Concepts are illustrated using examples from living systems and the fossil record. Human evolution also is considered. Designed for non-biology students.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites: Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z237 Marine Biology & Conservation 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course examines diversity, physiology, ecology, and conservation of microbes, plants, and animals that live in the marine environment. Emphasis is placed on how marine organisms have adapted to living in their environment and how humans depend upon and affect marine ecosystems. Participation in a weekend fieldtrip is required.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites: Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z244 Mississippi River Delta Ecology 3 crs.

This course is a basic study of the ecology of the Mississippi River deltaic plain. Emphasis is on the importance of coastal erosion, accompanied by study of the physical and biological aspects of the Mississippi River, its delta, estuaries, and their habitats, flora and fauna, and relevant environmental issues. The course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the relevance of the ecology of the Mississippi River Delta to the activities of humans.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites: Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL Z264 Global Ecology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern
This course is a consideration of the basic concepts of ecology, including the nature of ecosystems, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and characteristics of populations and communities of organisms. The role of humans in the ecosphere will be emphasized, with particular attention to human population problems, food production, and pollution problems.

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites: Sophomore standing or completion of an Introductory Common Curriculum course in the Natural Sciences is required.

BIOL A324 Evolutionary Biology 3 crs.

This course for majors addresses topics in Darwinian evolution, mechanisms of evolutionary change and speciation, life history characters, and others. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of how evidence from various disciplines such as morphology, genetics, ecology, development, and geology supports the evolutionary synthesis.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A330 Ecology 3 crs.

Basic ecological principles and concepts are considered including the nature of the ecosystem, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and the ecology of populations and communities.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A331.

BIOL A331 Ecology Lab 1 cr.

Field and laboratory experience that meets four to five hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A330. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A330.

BIOL A334 Biology of Fishes 3 crs.

This course examines phylogenetic relationships, functional morphology, physiology, sensory biology, reproduction, behavior, ecology, biogeography, and conservation of fishes. Special emphasis will be placed on identification and natural history of Louisiana’s freshwater and marine fishes through field trips and laboratory exercises.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A335.

BIOL A335 Biology of Fishes Lab 1 cr.

Field and laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A334. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A334.

BIOL A338 Plant Ecology 3 crs

An introduction to the quantitative study of plants and their environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional ecology of individual plants and vegetation in terrestrial ecosystems.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses, co-requisite BIOL A339

BIOL A339 Plant Ecology Lab 1 cr

Laboratory course accompanying BIOL A338, will expose students to modern field and laboratory techniques in plant physiological ecology. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses, co-requisite BIOL A338

BIOL A346 Herpetology Lab 2 crs.

Field and laboratory experience that meets six hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A345.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

Co-requisite: BIOL A345.

BIOL A355 Conservation Biology 3 crs.

The study of the conservation of biodiversity based in the principles of ecology, evolution, and genetics. The primary goal is to understand natural ecological systems in the context of a human dominated world to learn to best maintain biological diversity in concert with an exploding human population. This is accomplished through lecture, socratic discussion, and videos.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.

BIOL A356 Aquatic Microbiology 3 crs.

An introduction to the study of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes as well as viruses in the aquatic environment. The course emphasizes the functional role of microbes in aquatic habitats, the relationship of microbial biodiversity to environmental gradients and the interaction of aquatic microbes with human affairs.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.
Co-requisite: BIOL A357.

BIOL A357 Aquatic Microbiology Lab 1 cr.

Field and laboratory experience that meets three hours per week in conjunction with BIOL A356. Students are exposed to modern field and laboratory techniques used with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes from aquatic habitats. Field trips will emphasize local freshwater and estuarine environments.  Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: completion of biology core courses.
Co-requisite: BIOL A356.

Department of Chemistry

CHEM T122 Introduction to Chemistry 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course is an introduction to chemistry for non-scientists that they may be concerned, clear thinking citizens. In a complex scientific and technological society, an average person must be able to understand chemistry-related problems, e.g., food, energy, pollution, ozone depletion, global warming, space exploration, drugs, medicinals, genetic engineering, and even life itself.

CHEM A105 General Chemistry I Lecture 3 crs.

This course is a basic one-year course in the fundamental principles of general chemistry. This is the first chemistry course for all science majors and includes the development of modern atomic theory, chemical bonding and structure, and the nature of matter and physical states. Included is an introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics with a more thorough development of equilibria concepts. Descriptive chemistry is liberally sprinkled throughout the course.

Prerequisite: eligibility to take MATH A257.

Co-requisite: CHEM A107.

CHEM A106 General Chemistry II Lecture 3 crs.

Same description as CHEM A105.

Prerequisite: CHEM A105, CHEM A107.

Co-requisite: CHEM A108.

CHEM A107 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr.

This lab involves experiments to accompany General Chemistry Lecture. One three-hour laboratory period per week. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A105 or co-registration in CHEM A105.

CHEM A108 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 cr.

Same description as CHEM A107. Also includes qualitative analysis. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A106, CHEM A107, or co-registration in CHEM A106.

CHEM A300 Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3 crs.

This is an intensive course in organic chemistry covering structural theory, organic reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and reactions of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHEM A105 — A108 or permission of department chair.

CHEM A302 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2 crs.

This is a laboratory course to accompany CHEM A300 — A301. Introduction to laboratory techniques of organic chemistry: preparations, separations, and identification of organic compounds. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite: CHEM A300 or co-registration in CHEM A300.

Department of English

ENGL V281 The Literature of Nature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

Humans' encounter with nature has produced some of the most lasting literature in the world. This course examines texts from early to contemporary nature writers, such as John James Audubon to John McPhee and Terry Tempest Williams. Students will also study and practice the craft of Nature writing.

Prerequisite: ENGL T122.

ENGL A394 Literature and Environment

This course explores the intersections of culture, ecology, and literary discourse. In an effort to determine how particular narratives reflect, influence, and often define senses of place, space and region, this course considers representations of "environment" both in and as literary texts. Works may include those from St. Augustine, Thomas Hariot, Charlotte Smith, Rachel Carson, Don Delillo, Edward Abbey, Anne Proulx, Ursula LeGuin, and Mike Tidwell.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205.

ENGL A487 Contemporary Critical Issues 3 crs.

Under this heading, various courses will be offered that focus on different contemporary issues in literary criticism and theory.

Prerequisites: ENGL T122 or A205; junior standing.

School of Mass Communication

CMMN A475 Environmental Communications 3 crs.

Presents an overview of how environmental information is expressed in mass communications and associated theory of the field. Important environmental theory and issues will be discussed. Students will use and sharpen their writing skills, learn how to evaluate scientific information, and study issues with conflicting data.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

MATH Z132 Problem Solving in Ecology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course in environmental problem solving teaches students how to use relatively simple mathematical methods (often of the "back-of-the-envelope" type) to understand how planet Earth and its inhabitants interact. The problems will deal with issues such as pollution, the exhausting of fossil fuel resources, resources, and over-population.

MATH A260 Statistical Inference for Scientists 3 crs.

This is a first course in statistical methods for science students. Emphasis centers on the practical application of statistical inference and estimation in the quest for scientific knowledge. Topics include exploratory data analysis, techniques for data collection, summarization, and presentation, graphical techniques and numerical measures, the role of the Normal distribution, regression and correlation analysis, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance, and distribution-free methods.

Prerequisites: MATH A257 or equivalent.

Department of Philosophy

PHIL V243 Environmental Philosophy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum; Humanities/Arts Modern

This course offers an overview of the environmental crisis and evaluates the leading contemporary philosophical accounts of both the origins of the crisis and the ethical orientations needed for its resolution.

PHIL V245 Environmental Ethics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course will address the question: “What are our moral responsibilities in relation to the earth, ecosystems and eco-communities, other species and life forms, and future generations?” It discusses major theories in environmental ethics, consider the many dimensions of global ecological crisis, and examine carefully a number of important contemporary issues in environmental ethics.

PHIL V267 Technology and Human Values 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

A study of the relationships among technology, social change, and human values, this course includes analyses of several visions of the promises and threats of technology and a survey of the history of technology. Other topics include human nature, freedom, the impact of technology upon nature, and alternative technologies.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122

Department of Religious Studies

RELS A368 Christianity and the Environment 3 crs

This course will involve participants in an investigation of the developing understanding of the universe and Earth as divine manifestation and salvation history. We will focus particularly on the Creation-affirming tradition within the Christian tradition and discern its capacity to inform contemporary scientific perspectives and interpretations with an appreciation and articulation of their sacred dimension.

RELS A470 The Spirituality of the Nature Writers 3 crs

We are increasingly aware of nature's impression upon us - of its profound meaning and influence on our physical, psychic and spiritual well-being. Here is our first experience of delight and ecstacy, awe and wonder, of the sacred, of our spirituality, of the Creator. Thus, anyone who would seek self-understanding, creativity, wisdom, fulfillment, spirituality, not to mention a relationship with God, has direct, unmediated access through the experience of the natural world.

Department of Sociology

SOCI X235 Environment and Society 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course explores the relationship of humans and their societies to the natural environment. Integrating both scientific and philosophical viewpoints, this course focuses on introducing students to the basic concepts, ecological philosophies, political strategies, and social history of the U.S. environmental movement.

SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course is a general exploration of the major ecological problems facing the planet today and their relationship to globalization trends and patterns of social inequality. Topics such as global warming, ozone destruction, acid rain, declining energy resources, overpopulation, hunger, soil erosion, deforestation, species extinction, solid and hazardous wastes, and general pollution issues are critically examined.

SOCI A285 Sociology of Disaster 3 crs.

“Disasters” are traumatic events that interrupts the everyday functioning of communities in a wide variety of ways. This course explores a broad scope of different kinds of disasters, with a focus on the anthropogenic aspects of their causes and effects. We will, of course, be discussing New Orleans’ ongoing recovery (or lack thereof) from Hurricane Katrina throughout the semester, drawing from our readings about other disasters to help us understand what has happened to New Orleans and why.

History

CHAIR: David W. Moore, Ph.D., Office: 428 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Maurice P. Brungardt, Bernard A. Cook, Mark F. Fernandez
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Sara M. Butler, Robert S. Gerlich, S.J, David W. Moore
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Katherine G. V. Fidler, Behrooz Moazami, John P. Nielsen, Justin A. Nystrom, Lori F. Ranner, Rian R. Thum
PROFESSORS EMERITAE/I: Nancy Fix Anderson, Leo A. Nicoll, S.J., James J. Pillar, O.M.I., Mary Grace Swift, O.S.U.
EXTRAORDINARY FACULTY: Waitman W. Beorn, Adrian J. De Gifis, Eric M. Hardy
PART-TIME FACULTY: Judith L. Hunt, Cyril M. Lagvanec, Christi K. Sumich, Gene S. Yeager
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/history/

History at Loyola is an integral part of the university’s liberal arts program. By offering students the indispensable context for evaluating contemporary problems, the challenges of human existence are brought into sharper focus. Students are thus able to examine proposed solutions from within the framework of human experience.

Guiding the students intellectual formation is a dedicated history faculty. As professional educators and researchers they are engaged in the quest for knowledge through continual research and active scholarship. In addition to classroom teaching, faculty members serve as academic advisers, counseling history majors in their course selections and career planning. Students are strongly encouraged to keep in close contact with their advisers.

Courses are designed to develop habits of inquiry and judgment. Students come to appreciate the ebb and flow of human history in all its complexity. Cultural, religious, and social values that echo economic and political developments are all subject to careful and reflective investigation.

Departmental course offerings reflect the broad expertise of the history faculty and treat such diverse areas as American, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African history, with thematic courses in intellectual, social, legal, political, and military, as well as African-American, church, and women’s histories. In addition, the department offers a variety of internships for qualified students interested in museum or archival work.

Students play an active role in the life of the department. Input from our history majors is welcomed by the faculty, as it provides an interchange of ideas that is most helpful in planning and developing courses. The Loyola University Student Historical Association (LUSHA) plans department activities from speakers and career seminars to picnics and (historical) movie nights.

An undergraduate degree in history is a valuable preparation for careers in a number of fields: law, Foreign Service, politics, journalism, publishing, public relations, teaching, religious ministry, and naturally, historical research and writing. Moreover, historical studies serves as an indispensable adjunct to the humanities and the social sciences. History also plays an important role in the growing number of Interdisciplinary Programs and minors at Loyola. It is a prominent part of American Studies, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Catholic Studies, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle East Peace Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Center for the Study of New Orleans.

Traditionally, large numbers of history graduates have sought careers in business and in education. The faculty adviser can recommend specific business courses that will allow the student to obtain a minor in business and thus form the basis of work necessary to enter an M.B.A. program. The adviser likewise can recommend courses that will help prepare the student who intends to enter an education program after graduation.

In order to graduate with a degree in history, a student must earn 37 credit hours in the major, including the two World Civilizations courses required of all students. The student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA as well as a 2.0 departmental GPA.

History majors are required to take HIST A202 (Historical Methods Lab), usually in conjunction with HIST A200 or A201 and ordinarily in the first year. It is a 1 credit requirement for the degree.

Area Requirements Within the Major: In addition to HIST T122/124, HIST A200/201/202, and HIST A400, history majors must take at least three credit hours in U.S. history, three credit hours in pre-modern history (not to include HIST T122), three credit hours in European history, and six credit hours in non-U.S./European history. The student can choose the areas of the remaining nine required history credit hours.

Departmental Comprehensive: Students participate in an evaluation of the progress they have made in the study of history at Loyola. An important element in that evaluation is the Departmental Comprehensive that all students nearing graduation are required to take.

Pre-Law Concentration
 

In addition to its regular History major, the Department also offers a special History Pre-Law major. The Department formulated the History Pre-Law major in response to advice offered by the American Bar Association to those seeking admission to law school. Courses in that curriculum place priority on problem-solving, research skills, historical analysis, global studies, and the students' ability to construct a logical, persuasive argument on their feet. The Department offers not only a wide variety of legal history courses covering law from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day America, it also provides students with an opportunity to take 3 credit hours in "Global Issues," a class dedicated to formal debates on current events in order to prepare them for the courtroom experience.

Honors

History majors wishing to earn a "departmental honors in history" designation that will appear on their Official Transcripts should have a 3.3 Loyola GPA and a 3.5 GPA in history in order to qualify. Coursework for the "departmental honors in history" consists of the writing of a thesis or the creation of a project, under the supervision of a faculty mentor, during the two semesters prior to graduation. For further information, contact the history chair.

Student achievement is also recognized by Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. Membership in the campus chapter, Pi Chi, is open to students who have a 3.1 GPA in 12 or more hours of history, and a 3.0 GPA in their non-history courses. Among the many activities of this honor society is the annual publication of the Student Historical Journal, available in hard copy and online at www.loyno.edu/~shj/

Internships

The history department has established internships with a number of local museums and manuscript collections, including the Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection, The WWII (D-Day) Museum, and the Amistad Collection. Students interested in careers in public history are encouraged to schedule such an internship. A student ordinarily must have achieved junior status before applying for an internship. Only three internship credits can be used in the Major.

Adjunct Courses

The student’s academic adviser will suggest courses in the social sciences and humanities that will complement the student’s interests and areas of concentration. Students intending to enter graduate school are strongly advised to complete the 200 level of a foreign language.

Bachelor of Arts - History
Freshman  
F
S
Major HIST T122 — T124
3
3
Foreign Language  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
Major HIST A200 — A201
3
3
Major HIST A202
1
0
   
16
15
     
31
Sophomore  
F
S
Major  
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
6
Common Curriculum  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major HIST Non-U.S., Non-European Electives
3
3
Major HIST U.S. Elective, European Elective
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major HIST A400 — HIST Elective
3
3
Major HIST Electives
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
5
   
15
14
     
29
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

*At least one history course, not including T122, must be pre-modern.

View History Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

 

History (HIST)

 

HIST A200 U.S. History to 1865 3 crs.

This course covers the exploration, the colonial experience, independence, the new republic, Jacksonian democracy, expansion, abolitionism, and the Civil War. The emphasis of the course is not only political but economic, social, and intellectual as well.

HIST A201 U.S. History from 1865 3 crs.

This course discusses the Reconstruction era, the Gilded Age, imperialism, progressivism, WWI, the ’20s, the New Deal, WWII, the Cold War, the new frontiers, the Great Society, and contemporary America. The emphasis of the course is not only political but economic, social, and intellectual as well.

HIST A202 Historical Methods Lab 3 crs.

A one-hour laboratory taken either freshman or sophomore year, with exceptions for transfer students. Linked with HIST A200, the lab director handles the basic tasks of teaching historical methods while the instructor of the survey would grade the research paper.

HIST A220 Latin America I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of pre-Columbian civilizations; European discovery and conquest; structure and problems of empire in Spanish and Portuguese America; the influence of the church; and the struggle for independence.

HIST A221 Modern Latin America 3 crs.

This course is a socio-economic, cultural, and political analysis of Latin American Republics since 1820. Emphasis is on the development of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Topics include problems and prospects, clash between the traditional and the modern, conflicts between church and state, and inter-American relations.

HIST A230 U.S. Legal History I 3 crs.

The major developments in American legal history from the Colonial period to the Civil War are discussed.

HIST A231 U.S. Legal History II 3 crs.

The major developments in American legal history from 1865 through the 20th century are discussed.

HIST A232 American Trials 3 crs.

This course focuses on famous American trials and uses them as a means to examine the broader historical context in which they took place. We will pay particular attention to why these trials captured the public’s attention at the time they occurred and why they still have a hold on the popular imagination today.

HIST A240 History of New Orleans 3 crs.

This course will not only explore the historical forces that have transformed New Orleans into one of the world's most distinctive cities, but also the ways in which the Crescent City has played an important role in shaping the broader historical events of both region and nation. Students will emerge from this course with a firm understanding of how diverse factors such as geography, economics, culture, ethnicity, and politics have produced New Orleans as we know it today.

HIST A245 Louisiana History 3 crs.

This course covers the political, economic, and social development of Louisiana from the colonial period to the present.

HIST A248 U.S. Military History 3 crs.

This course examines U.S. military policy from the American Revolution to the Cold War; the causes, events, and effects of major American conflicts; and the role of the military in American society and thought during the past two centuries.

HIST A260 Modern European Women’s History 3 crs.

This course will examine the history of European women from the 18th century to the present. It will analyze the diversities of women’s experiences based on nationality, class, and religion and will focus on women’s work, political and legal rights, sexuality, and on the impact of wars, revolutions, and movements such as nazism and communism.

HIST A276 African-American History to 1865 3 crs.

This course is a survey of the African-American experience from the African background to the end of the Civil War. It will focus on African-Americans’ quest for the American dream and how they attempted to deal with the problems and challenges posed by enslavement and racism.

HIST A277 African-American History Since 1865 3 crs.

This course is a study of the African-American experience since the Civil War. Students will examine the nature and effects of the changes wrought by the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course will address the themes of change and continuity in the black experience, the struggles against Jim Crow, the civil rights struggles, and post-civil rights developments.

HIST A287   EAST ASIAN HISTORY  3 crs.

This course is an introductory survey of the history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It is a required course for all Asian Studies majors and minors. Students will study the cultural, literary, philosophical, and religious traditions of Asia as well as the historical conflicts that arose among the various Asian civilizations. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to study more in depth the civilizations of Asia, especially China and Japan, and provide a foundation for an understanding of modern Asia. The history of the development of international relations and the varied Asian responses to the West will be important themes discussed in class sessions. Students will also view and discuss video documentaries and film selections that illustrate how historical events influence art.

HIST A288 History of the Middle East I 3 crs.

This course traces the major developments in the Middle East from the 7th to the 16th centuries. This period witnessed the transition to Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and its spread throughout the wider Middle East. Accordingly, we will study how Muslims shaped a unified civilization and interacted with non-Muslim communities and polities.

HIST A289 History of the Middle East II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of Middle East I. It explores the main patterns and events that shaped the modern Middle East from the 16th century to the present, paying particular attention to the expansion of empire, the transformation of economies and institutions, changing gender relations, and conflicts over territory.

HIST A300 Ancient History 3 crs.

This course discusses the political, social, religious, economic, and cultural development of western culture from the Sumerians to the Romans.

HIST A304 Early Christianity 3 crs.

This course examines the apostolic age;  geographical expansion;  persecutions; organizational developments;  early heresies;  councils of Nicaea, Ephesus, and Chalcedon;  popular piety; church-state relations;  rise of Monasticism.

HIST A305 Medieval Crime and Community 3 crs.

This course explores the interaction between the development of criminal law and social change in the late medieval period.  Classes will be organized thematically and will focus on a broad range of subjects, from trial by ordeal to sanctuary. Emphasis will be placed on the creative ways litigants and jurors manipulated the law courts to their best advantage.

HIST A306 Middle Ages 3 crs.

European social, political, and cultural institutions from the fall of Rome to the 15th century will be examined.

HIST A307 Saints & Demons in Medieval Europe 3 crs.

The medieval church played a central role influencing the lives of Western Christians. This course examines the depth of that influence. Particular emphasis is placed on forms of religious expression, the development of ecclesiastical organization and hierarchy, the role of the church in everyday life, canon law, and lay involvement in the church.

HIST A308 Age of Renaissance 3 crs.

This course is a study of the social, political, economic, and intellectual developments of the Renaissance. Shifting attitudes mark a transition from the medieval to the early modern world and prepare the way for the upheavals of the Age of Reformation.

HIST A310 Age of Reformation 3 crs.

Discussions examine the shift in religious sensibilities in light of new economic, intellectual, and political developments. It treats the unique responses of Protestant and Catholic reformations.

HIST A315 Western Intellectual History 3 crs.

This course traces the history of western ideas, dealing with the major intellectual developments from the pre-Socratic Greeks to the crisis of European thought in the 19th century.

HIST A317 History of Genocide 3 crs.

This course will examine the nature of genocide. It will concentrate on episodes of genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It will investigate distant and proximate roots of specific genocidal episodes in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and the course and consequences of specific acts of genocide. It will consider responses to genocide and strategies for combating genocide.

HIST A320 Modern Europe 1648-1815 3 crs.

From Europe after Westphalia to the Congress of Vienna, the course includes the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

HIST A321 Modern Europe 1815 — 1914 3 crs.

This course covers the Congress of Vienna, era of revolutions, liberalism, nationalism, socialism, German and Italian unification, and the origins of World War I.

HIST A322 Modern Europe 1914 — 1945 3 crs.

World War I, the Russian revolution, Fascism, Nazism, and the origins of World War II will be examined.

HIST A323 Modern Europe 1945 — Present 3 crs.

Cold War; recovery; and political, economic, and social developments will be examined.

HIST A327 Hitler and Nazi Germany 3 crs.

This course will trace the development of Hitler through his rise to power to his subordination of Germany to his dictatorship.  It will examine the character of the Nazi state, its monopolization of power through terror, its racial agenda, its aggressive ethnic imperialism, and its ultimate defeat as a result of hubristic over-extension.

HIST A328 The Holocaust 3 crs.

A history of the anti-Semitism of the Nazi regime in Germany, its anti-Semitic measures, and finally its genocidal assault on the Jews of Europe. The origins of German and Nazi anti-Semitism, the course of Nazi anti-Semitic policy, and the consequences of the Holocaust will be examined.

HIST A330 Colonial America 3 crs.

This course explores the establishment of colonies in North America. Economic, political, social, and intellectual developments from prehistory to the end of the Seven Years’ War (1763) will be discussed.

HIST A332 Revolutionary America 1753 — 1815 3 crs.

This course considers the impact of revolutionary change in North America from the time of the Revolution to the end of the War of 1812. The course will explore the economic, political, social, and intellectual questions facing Americans from the beginnings of the drive to Independence through the formative years of nationhood.

HIST A334 Age of Jackson 1815 — 1845 3 crs.

This course is a study of the emerging conflict of nationalism and sectionalism in American democracy, including the conflicting theories of Jacksonian democracy.

HIST A336 History of the Old South 3 crs.

This course discusses the origins and evolution of the Old South as a distinctive region and section from its colonization through the collapse of the Confederacy.

HIST A337 The New South 3 crs.

This course is an investigation of the history of the New South. The course will ponder the definition of "New South," the New South Creed, and development of the South as a distinctive region from the collapse of the Confederacy to the Information Age.

HIST A338 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 crs.

This course covers 1845 — 1877 through examination of the forces leading to sectional conflict and to reestablishment of the Union.

HIST A340 U.S.: Gilded and Progressive Eras 3 crs.

This course is a study of America’s industrial age and emergence as a world power in the period 1877 — 1914. Emphasis, too, is on the reaction and reform which these changes brought about, e.g., the decline of laissez faire thought and the genteel tradition, and the rise of the Populist and Progressive movements.

HIST A342 U.S.: The ’20s and ’30s 3 crs.

This course is a study of America from 1914 to 1941; from the peak of optimism and the Progressive Movement to disillusionment and the brink of a second world war; from incredible prosperity to more incredible depression. Emphasis is on the social, political, and intellectual responses to the period’s tremendous economic, cultural, and technological changes.

HIST A343 U.S.: WWII to Present 3 crs.

This course is a study of America from 1941 to the present, including WWII, the Cold War, the hot wars of Korea and Vietnam, and the increasingly active foreign policy of the period. At home, it includes the problems of adjustment to the postwar world and to unprecedented affluence–in general to the vast changes of the past five decades.

HIST A347 The Early American West 3crs.

This course will survey the history of the early American West from its colonial origins to 1890. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the West in the historical imagination.

HIST A349 Africa to 1880 3crs.

This course is a survey of the history of Africa from the earliest times. It will examine the evolution of African societies and states and interactions between Africans and the outside world.

HIST A350 Africa 1880 to Present 3 crs.

This course covers the interaction of Africa with the West. It also examines the processes and structures of colonialism, African reactions to colonialism, nationalist movements, and the economic and political structures of independent African states.

HIST A352 Women in African History 3 crs.

This course looks at women in African history from ancient times to the present, focusing on how religious practices, colonialism, and social class have impacted their lives. We will examine the construction of gender, social systems, reproduction, women’s exercise of power, and the attempt to control of the bodies of women and girls.

HIST-A360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan 3 crs.

This course will cover the penal practices used in Japan from the 17th century to modern times. It will explore how changes in the law related to the country’s desire to conform to Western legal standards in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Japanese prison system, “thought control” and the legal implications of the Allied Occupation will also be studied.

 HIST A375 Eastern European History 3 crs.

This course is a study of the political, social, economic, religious, and cultural life of the peoples of Eastern Europe, (Poles, Czechs, Austrians, Hungarians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Yugoslavs, and Greeks) from 1500 to the present with an emphasis on the 20th century.

HIST A381 English History to 1688 3 crs.

This course is a study of political, social, cultural, and religious developments in England from the Roman Conquest to the Revolution of 1688. The focus will be on the emergence of Parliament and the English common law.

HIST A382 English History, 1688 to Present 3 crs.

This course is an analysis of the transformation of English society from 18th-century aristocratic dominance and the rise of the middle classes in the 19th century to the emergence of working-class power and the establishment of the welfare state in the 20th century. The changing role of England as a world power will also be examined.

HIST A390 Chinese History I 3 crs.

How the Chinese have viewed themselves, historically, politically, social-economically, religiously, and aesthetically from the Hsiao Dynasty c. 2200 B.C. to the Ming Dynasty 1640.

HIST A391 Chinese History II 3 crs.

This course concerns how the Chinese continued to view themselves in relation to their earlier history and how the coming of the West influenced the Ching Dynasty (1644 — 1911) and the subsequent experience of the Chinese in the 20th century.

HIST A392 Japanese History I 3 crs.

Pre-Buddhistic Japan of the Jomon and Yayoi Eras, Nara, the "Golden Age" of Heian, the emergence of the Samurai in the Kamakura Era, Ashikaga Shogunate, and the arrival of the West are discussed in the course. Stress is given to the religious, political, and cultural life of Japan between c. 500 B.C. and 1600 A.D.

HIST A393 Japanese History II 3 crs.

This course examines the Tokugawa Era (1600 — 1868), the impact of the West and the subsequent emergence of Japan as a modern nation in the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Eras. Stress is placed on the unique experience the Japanese have had, especially in their fine arts and culture.

HIST A400 Historiography 3 crs.

This course is a study of the meaning of history through the eyes of philosophers, theologians, and historians; it studies both philosophies of history and the various approaches to historical investigation. Required of all students with a concentration in history.

HIST A404 New Orleans’ Oral Histories 3 crs.

The focus of this course will vary each semester. The class uses the methodology of oral history to explore an aspect of the history of New Orleans through interviews. Students use A/V equipment to preserve their interviews and they will use the information they gathered to write term papers and produce documentaries.

HIST A405 Early American Indians 3 crs.

This course will survey the history of North American Indians from the earliest periods of prehistory to the "closing" of the American frontier in 1890. Using the methodology of ethnohistory, the course will explore the history and culture of the diverse Indian peoples of early America as well as their interaction with other ethnic groups.

HIST A410 History of Mexico 3 crs.

This course covers the history of Mexico from Aztec times to the present. Emphasis on dominant social, economic, and cultural trends.

HIST A414 Northern South America 3 crs.

This course covers the history of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador including pre-Columbian past, Spanish Conquest, Colonial Period, 19th and 20th century. Emphasis is on dominant political, social, economic, and cultural trends. The course surveys the impact of the gold, cacao, oil, coffee, and drug economies. Studies will include liberalism, conservatism, and radical challenges to the established order.

HIST A422 Victorian Culture and Society 3 crs.

This course is an interdisciplinary analysis of English culture and society in the 19th century. The emphasis will be on the formation of and challenges to Victorian values. Sexual morals, family dynamics, the role of women, class attitudes, education, and religion will be examined. Literature, art, and music will be integral parts of the course.

HIST A425 Modern Russia 3 crs.

This course is a study of modern Russia with emphasis on the 20th century.

HIST A435 Modern Germany Since 1866 3 crs.

 This course covers unification to the present: Bismarck, World War I, revolution, Hitler, World War II, and post-war German developments.

HIST A440 African and Black Diaspora 3 crs.

This course is a study of the history of blacks in Diaspora.  It will focus on a comparative examination of the black experience in different locations -- the U.S., Latin America, Africa, and the Carribean.

HIST A442 History of Southern Africa 3 crs.

An historical survey of developments in Southern Africa. The evolution and growth of societies and states, economic, social, and political developments, external interventions, and impacts on race relations.

HIST A493 Directed Reading Course 3 crs.

Course content varies but is keyed to student and faculty interests in relevant professional topics.

HIST A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

HIST A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory. Specific intern programs provide practical experience in archival and museum work.

HIST A498 Research Project arr.

This project focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report.

HIST A499 Independent Study arr.

HIST H233 Honors World Civilization I: to 1650 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course is designed for university honors students. It intends to communicate the essential facts and generalizations of African, American, Asian, and European history from the dawn of humanities until 1650. The course aims to exercise the student’s ability to think and write historically, logically, critically, and synthetically.

HIST H234 Honors World Civilization II: from 1650 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course is designed for university honors students. It intends to communicate the essential facts and generalizations of African, American, Asian, and European history since 1650. The course aims to exercise the student’s ability to think and write historically, logically, critically, and synthetically.

HIST H235 Seminar in Global Issues 1.5 crs.

This is an honors course open to all students by invitation who want the challenge of engaging macro questions of the human experience within the context of different moral and political values. The course is limited to 20 students and then only to second-semester freshmen through first-semester seniors. The course was created as a way to have an on-going process that would prepare Loyola’s most able students for success in scholarship and fellowship competitions.

HIST T122 World Civilization to 1650 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course aims to provide a universal perspective on the development of civilization up to 1650 and to study the people and values which have shaped our world.

HIST T124 World Civilization from 1650 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course is a continuation of HIST T122 and aims to study the people and values which have shaped our world from 1650 to the present day.

HIST W239 Catholics: Their History 3 crs.

This course is a study of the behavior of Catholics worldwide during the past 2,000 years–their religious, social, and cultural values and resulting actions. The course tries to elucidate the concrete results of the teachings of Christ and His followers on these Catholics.

HIST W240 Between Eve and Mary: Women in Medieval Europe 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Pre-modern

This class explores changes in women’s rights and roles in medieval society. Special emphasis is placed on the gap between prescription and reality, women’s contributions to medieval society, ideas and attitudes about women, and developments at the end of the medieval period to create a society tolerant of witchcraft persecutions.

HIST W255 Medieval Sex and Gender 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Pre-modern

Sex and gender are linked together throughout history as cultural constructs that evolve from a power relationship. In studying these aspects of a society, we are much better informed about its social mores, hierarchical relationships, even political strategies.  Because many ideas about sex and gender developed in the Middle Ages, a study of these aspects will help students better appreciate modern values.

HIST W256 The Crusades 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Pre-modern

Muslim terrorists today see attacks on Westerners as a continuation of the Wars of the Cross; Westerners know very little about them and feel no sense of continuity.  These attitudes are a legacy of the medieval period.  For Europe, the Crusades were a positive experience, encouraging scholarship, economic expansion, and Christian solidarity.  For Muslims, it hastened the fragmentation of an empire. A better understanding of the Crusades will illuminate current relations with the Middle East.

HIST W266 The Quest for Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Pre-modern

Should early European explorers and colonists be remembered primarily as folk heroes or as slave-trading exploiters of other cultures? In this course, we will let the early explorers and colonists speak for themselves through the vivid writings they have left. Group discussion of primary sources will be an important part of the course.

HIST W276 Culture in Pre-Modern Japan 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will introduce the history, literature, religion, and philosophy that formed Japanese culture from the 10th to the 12th century.  English translations of contemporary texts by writers of the imperial court will be studied from a broad historical perspective.  Students will attain an appreciation of Japanese culture as it has evolved from the classical period to the present.

HIST W286 Discovering Africa 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Pre-modern

This course focuses on the history of pre-colonial Africa from the Bantu migration to the beginnings of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. By exploring the wealth, diversity and complexity of early African societies, students will not only be better informed and educated, they will be intellectually prepared to challenge some of the sweeping generalizations and assumptions about contemporary Africa.

HIST X241 Drugs, Terrorism, and Democracy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

The U.S. has a complex relationship with Latin America. This course seeks to explain the three most important issues in that relationship today–drugs, democracy, and terrorism–from the widely divergent perspectives of the two cultures.

HIST X243 Social Revolutions in Latin America 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course analyzes social revolutions in Latin America including the 1910 Mexican Revolution, the 1959 Cuban Revolution, and the frustrated 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s revolutions in Central America. Works used are outstanding histories on the revolutions as well as recognized artistic works, including films, novels, and short stories. The course will consider the causes of revolutions, their leaders and ideology, their successes and failures, and the lessons to be learned.

HIST X246 American Revolution 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

Historians legitimately concern themselves with the nature of revolution, attending in large measure to the influence of impersonal factors. Using the American Revolution, the course will examine the reciprocal effect which certain people and revolution have had on each other. Motives, techniques, freedom of action, and alternatives available will be assessed.

HIST X254 Palestinians and Israelis 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

The course researches the cultural, religious, political, economic, and social values of and the relationships between the Palestinians and Israelis. The tensions resulting from the conflict are studied in their origins and evolution. The hopes of both peoples are evaluated, and the future is extrapolated.

HIST X256 American Heroes 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

The purpose of this course is to examine what constitutes a hero for Americans. The course will examine why people need heroes not only to survive but to progress and why in recent times people are becoming increasingly disillusioned with modern heroes.

HIST X260 WWI in History and Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

After viewing the experiences of soldiers through novels and memoirs written by participants, students will consider what this war did to those who fought; how they viewed their experiences; how it altered their visions of themselves, society, and their governments; how they related to their own civilian compatriots and the enemy.

HIST X261 Autobiography as History 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

A study of important historical autobiographies, the course treats the literary genre of autobiography, the historical context of major autobiographical works, the use of autobiography as a historical document, and the practice of autobiography as a tool for understanding the self.

HIST X264 American Left in the 20th Century 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course investigates the effects of the success of liberalism on values, views, and aspirations of Americans during this century–a time of affluence, the rise of mass culture, and the post industrial society. This course examines leftist criticism of liberalism during the 20th century.

HIST X270 The American Character 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course is a study of those characteristics of American culture that seem to define America as unique among nations. It will concentrate on contemporary American values and politics, but will begin with the observations of Franklin and Crevecoeur and include the writings of contemporary journalists, historians, social scientists, novelists, travel writers, and foreign observers.

HIST X277 Culture in Early Modern Japan 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will introduce the history, literature, religion and philosophy that formed Japanese culture from the 17th to the 19th century, when Japan witnessed the rise of the merchant class but government was still controlled by the samurai.  English translations of historical and literary writings of the period will be used to give students a clearer insight into how Japanese cultural perspectives have evolved from early modern times to the present day.

HIST X278 Modern Japanese Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will explore the modern Japanese conflict between the desire to assimilate Western culture and the need to preserve traditional values.  The Japanese and Western understanding of the individual and of the individual's place in society will also be explored.  English translations of modern novels and essays will give students a clearer understanding of Japan's people and evolving culture. 

HIST X280 African-American Culture and History 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course studies the manner in which African-Americans have attempted to solve moral, religious, and pragmatic problems relating to the critical issue of survival in America from the colonial period to the present.

HIST X290 Women in American History 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

An exploration of the diverse historical experience of women in America from the colonial period to the present, the course will focus on changes in women’s work, legal and political status, education, religious experience, family life, and gender roles.

 

Humanities

Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Humanities

Major (33 credit hours)
Cr. Hours
Humanities Electives
33
A student may select courses from English, foreign language, history*, music, philosophy, religious studies, and visual arts. A minimum of 18 credit hours and a maximum of 27 credit hours are required in one discipline. At least 18 credit hours in major courses must be upper division-level courses.  
Adjunct (12 credit hours)  
Social Sciences Electives
9
A student may select courses from anthropology, criminal justice, history*, organizational behavior, political science, psychology, and sociology.  
Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective
3
A student may select from computer information systems, computer science, mathematics, and natural sciences.  
Core Courses (42 credit hours)
42
Free Electives (33 credit hours)
33
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
120

(View Core Curriculum Requirements.)

Languages and Cultures

CHAIR: Fr. William J. Farge, Ph.D., Office: 305 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Eileen Doll, Josefa Salmón
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Blanca Anderson, Robert Dewell, William Farge, S.J., Cassandra Mabe, Uriel Quesada, Connie Rodriguez, Peter Rogers, S.J.
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Nathan Henne, Karen Rosenbecker
EXTRAORDINARY ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Isabel Durocher, Alice Kornovich, Charles G. Wrighti/td>ngton, S.J.
EXTRAORDINARY VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Lisbeth Philip, Leopoldo Tablante
LECTURERS: Khedidja Boudaba, Michael Bouzigard, S.J., Masako Dorrill, Ching Chi Lee, Joanne Lozano, Laura Papadopoulos, Lori Ranner, Oliver Ranner, Wayne Rupp 
WEB PAGE: http://chn.loyno.edu/languages-cultures

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and Cultures with a concentration in French, Spanish or Latin American Studies. These programs are designed to train students not only in the target language but also in the culture of those countries where the language is or was spoken. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary minor program in Latin American Studies and Asian Studies.

The department also offers language courses in Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Italian, and Latin, which can be taken to satisfy the university language requirement. Other languages may be available through cross-enrollment at Tulane, Dillard, and Xavier University.

A minor in French or Spanish requires at least 21 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level in the major language. Students who begin with the first-semester course (A100) will thus need to take a total of 24 hours in the language, while all other students will need to take a total of 21 hours. Students who have already completed 12 hours at the 300-400 level may also take their remaining courses in the history and culture of the countries where the language is spoken, or in linguistics.

The minor in Classical Studies requires a total of 24 hours. At least 12 of those hours must be in Latin or Greek, with the remaining courses selected by the student and the advisor.

The Interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies requires at least 21 credit hours depending on the original level of placement in Spanish. The Interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies requires at least 21 credit hours in approved co

Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures

Concentration in Spanish or French

The concentrations in French and Spanish require an absolute minimum of 31 hours in the major language, of which at least 25 hours must be taken at the 300-400 level. Students who begin with the first semester course (A100) will thus need to take 37 total hours of course work in the major. These figures include a 1-hour capstone course taken in the senior year. Students are encouraged to complement their language studies with other courses in history and culture of the countries where the language is spoken, as well as with the study of another foreign language, courses in world history, linguistics, international economics and political relations.

French

The Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures with a concentration in French requires a combination of language, literature, culture and film classes.  Below is a sample four-year program for a student who comes in with no language ability.  A student who comes in with some language abilities or is fluent in French would replace the language classes with more culture, literature and film classes, depending on level.

Course Requirements

Freshman Fall Spring
Major A100 — A101 of Language 3 3
Elective 3 3
Common Curriculum 9 9
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30

 

Sophomore Fall Spring
Major A200 — A201 of Language 3 3
Common Curriculum 6 6
Elective 9 6
Semester Totals 18 15
Total 33

 

Junior Fall Spring
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 6
Common Curriculum 6 6
Electives 6 6
Semester Totals 18 18
Total 36

 

Senior Fall Spring
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 7
Electives 6 6
Common Curriculum 3 3
Semester Totals 15 16
Total 31

 

Total Course Hours: 130

View French Course Descriptions

Spanish

The Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures with a concentration in Spanish requires a balance of language, literature, culture, and film classes.   Our goal is for our students to understand many facets of Spanish cultures and languages.

The language classes will be substituted for other department electives in the case of fluent Spanish speakers or students who come in with a high level of Spanish.

Course Requirements

Freshman Fall Spring
Major SPAN A100, SPAN A101 3 3
Elective 3 3
Common Curriculum 9 9
Semester Totals 15 15
Total 30

 

Sophomore Fall Spring
Major SPAN A200, SPAN A201 3 3
Common Curriculum 6 6
Elective 9 6
Semester Totals 18 15
Total 33

 

Junior Fall Spring
Major

SPAN A300--Syntax and Composition
SPAN A301--Intensive Conversation (unless a native speaker of Spanish)

SPAN A305--Introduction to Hispanic Literature

1 class from the following survey of literature courses:

  • SPAN A310--Spanish Literature I
  • SPAN A311--Spanish Literature II
  • SPAN A340--Spanish American Literature I
  • SPAN A341--Spanish American Literature II
6 6
Common Curriculum 6 6
Electives 6 6
Semester Totals 18 18
Total 36

 

Senior Fall Spring
Major

1 class from the following survey of literature courses:

  • SPAN A310--Spanish Literature I
  • SPAN A311--Spanish Literature II
  • SPAN A340--Spanish American Literature I
  • SPAN A341--Spanish American Literature II

One culture class from the following courses:

  • SPAN A315-- Culture and Civilization of Spain
  • SPAN A350--Culture of Spanish America to 1850
  • SPAN A351--Culture of Spanish America since 1850

One class at the 400 level
One elective at the 300 or 400 level

*Capstone course for majors (1 hour--SPAN A495 "Special Project")

6 7
Electives 6 6
Common Curriculum 3 3
Semester Totals 15 16
Total 31

 

Total Course Hours: 130

View Spanish Course Descriptions

Concentration in Latin American Studies

The concentration in Latin American Studies requires 37 hours, with 6 hours of Spanish at the intermediate level. Students who begin with the first-semester Spanish course (A100) will need to take 12 hours of language prior to the intermediate level. To complete the program, students will take a variety of courses from several disciplines, including History, Sociology, and Religious Studies.

The Latin American Studies concentration offers you the opportunity to tailor your studies to your specific interests and future professional goals. You can choose many of your classes to focus on one region (say Cono Sur) or to revolve around several disciplines. Because of this flexibility, the sample plan outlined below only provides an idea of how to structure your 4-year degree plan.

In addition, the requirements for the degree depend heavily on your level of Spanish upon entering the program. While we welcome into the program those who are native speakers and those who have no Spanish, this difference will determine the exact number of hours available for Latin American Studies courses.

Freshman   F S
Major A100 — A101 of Language 3 3
Elective   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200 — A201 of Language 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
Elective   9 6
    18 15
      33
Junior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
Electives   6 6
    18 18
      36
Senior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 7
Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 130 cr. hrs.  

View Latin American Studies Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies

The major degree in Classical Studies requires 36 credit hours, again including a 1-hour capstone course in the senior year. At least 18 of these hours must be in either Latin or Greek, and the remaining 25 hours may be additional courses in Latin or Greek, courses in the classical humanities, and/or designated courses from related fields such as history, philosophy and religious studies.

Freshman   F S
Major A100--A101 of Language 3 3
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200--A400 Level 3 3
Adjunct/Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 15
      30
Junior   F S
Major   6 6
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 15
      30
Senior   F S
Major   6 7
Adjunct/Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 121 cr. hrs.      

View Classical Studies Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions: Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, and Spanish

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)  

Arabic (ARAB)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

ARAB A100 First Year Arabic I 3 crs.

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Arabic.  Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic grammar, including gender of nouns and verbs and regular conjunctions.  Students will also be exposed to Arabic culture and customs of polite society.

ARAB A101 First Year Arabic II 3 crs.

This course will expand students' vocabulary and use of basic grammatical structures. Lessons will focus on the sound patterns of Arabic, with attention to mastery of scripts, pronunciatio and listening comprehension.

Arabic A200 Second Year Arabic I 3 crs.

Students of Arabic 200 are expected to enhance the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic.  This class will introduce hollow, double-root, and defective verbs, absolute negation, and conditional tense.  Students will be exposed to different native speakers of Arabic through audio-visual materials and will continue learning about Arab culture.

Arabic A201 Second Year Arabic II 3 crs.

This course will focus on listening comprehension and reading, exposing students to increasingly authentic texts from newspapers, journals, and other sources. Controlled writing assignments will also be introduced. 

Chinese (CHIN)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

CHIN A100 First Year Chinese I 3crs.

This is a beginning Mandarin Chinese course designed for students with no previous knowledge of any Chinese dialect or written Chinese.  Students will learn basic Chinese characters, conversational skills, and entry-level Chinese grammar.  The course will focus on Chinese pinyin Romanization system, tones and pronunciation.

CHIN A101 First Year Chinese II 3crs.

This course is a continuation of First Year Chinese I.  The emphasis in this course is still on speaking and listening.  Reading and writing will be developed in conjunction with oral skills.  THe course aims to expand vocabulary and introduce more complex grammatical structures.  The course will help students expand from their base of the previous semester.

CHIN A200 Second Year Chinese I 3crs.

Students who have completed First Year Chinese will continue to develop the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese.  The use of more complex communicative activities and readings on various topics will be introduced.

CHIN A201 Second Year Chinese II 3 crs.

This course further expands students' vocabulary base to permit reading of increasingly authentic texts from newspapers, journals and other sources and introduces writing assignments.  By the end of this course students are expected to be able to deal with daily-life related Chinese.

Classical Studies (CLHU)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

CLHU A480 Capstone: Special Topics 3 crs.

This capstone course will pull together the varied aspects of a classical studies education by focusing on one topic (e.g., friendship, death, entertainment, the citizen) in the contexts of the Greek and Roman worlds, thereby allowing students who have taken diverse paths through the major to share and expand their understanding of the ancient world through discussions, presentations, and research.

CLHU H498 Honors Thesis Research 2 crs.

This course offers students who wish to pursue an honors thesis time to do research under the guidance of their thesis adviser.

CLHU H499 Honors Thesis 3 crs.

Students who have satisfactorily completed their research register for this course while they write their honors thesis.

CLHU U238 Justice in Greek Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

Justice is the foundation of civilized society. It is at once the condition and means of concord and harmony among men. Greek poets and philosophers were among the first to investigate the nature of justice. Examination of their writings on this subject can alert latter-day students to its importance and to its nature.

CLHU U242 The Development of Greek Tragedy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course involves the reading in English of a selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and their relationship to the development of Greek theater and performance.

CLHU U244 The Greek and Roman Epic 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a survey in English of Greek and Latin epics, such as the works of Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes, Vergil, Lucan, and Statius.

CLHU U246 Greek Mythology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a study of the origins, themes, and significance of Greek mythology, with emphasis on myth as a vestige of primitive thought and on the corpus of Greek myths as a source of Greek and Roman literature.

CLHU U248 Greek Art and Archaeology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

A survey of artistic works and monuments of ancient Greece from the Geometric through the Hellenistic periods (c. 1000 — 50 B.C.) with an emphasis on stylistic developments in the main areas of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

CLHU U250 Roman Art and Archaeology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

A survey of the most important works of art and monuments of ancient Rome from the beginnings of the city through the period of Constantine, emphasizing stylistic developments in the areas of sculpture, architecture, and painting, with some consideration of materials and techniques. Works of the Etruscans, Greeks, and Italic peoples will be considered for their influence.

CLHU U256 Greek Elegies and Lyrics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an introduction to lyric and elegiac forms of individual poetic expression. Consideration will be given to the technical terms referring to the poems studied, their themes, and performance. Authors include Archilochus, Tyrtaeus, Alcaeus, and Sappho among others.

CLHU U257 Greek Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will examine the literature, culture, history, art, and daily life of the Greeks from the Minoan period to the rule of Alexander the Great. coursework will include readings in Greek literature in translation and secondary texts and assignments using Internet resources such as Perseus 2.0.

CLHU U258 Roman Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the literature, culture, history, politics, and daily life of the ancient Romans from the legendary beginning of the city in 753 B.C. to the fifth century A.D. Readings will include Latin literature in translation and secondary texts which provide archaeological evidence and the historical context.

CLHU U260 Pandora’s Daughters 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the status of women in classical antiquity from the Bronze Age through the late Roman Empire. Readings include selections from a wide variety of ancient documents and contemporary scholarship. Archaeological and artistic evidence will also be considered.

CLHU U263 Greek and Roman Comedy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a survey of Greek and Roman comedy including works by Aristophanes, Menander, Terence, and Plautus. The course will consider the significant social and political issues as well as the plays’ appeal, significance, and legacy for us today.

CLHU U265 Pagans and Christians 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the triumph of Christianity over paganism in the Roman Empire. Focusing on the debate and culture clash between the two in the fourth century, students will discuss and write on important controversies of the age and their relation to our own times.

CLHU U268 Roman Republic 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the rise and decline of the Roman Republic from the founding of the city (c. 800 B.C.) to the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 B.C.). The course explores political, economic, military, religious, and societal topics.

CLHU U270 The Later Roman Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course explores all the major aspects of late Roman civilization, roughly from 300 — 700 A.D. Study will cover political, economic, military, social, and religious developments with focus on the effects of the Germanic and Islamic invasions. Students will examine a wide variety of textual and physical evidence.

CLHU U272 The Early Roman Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will examine the rise and the first decline of the Roman empire from the establishment of the autocracy by Octavian Augustus (30 B.C. — 14 A.D.) to the reordering of the Roman empire by Diocletian (284 — 305 A.D.). It will explore political, social, military, economic, cultural, and religious topics.

CLHU U274 The Byzantine Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will survey the medieval Roman empire, also known as the Byzantine empire, from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. The course will examine political, military, economic, social, religious, and cultural features of the Byzantine world.

CLHU U275 The Ancient Novel 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course traces the development of the novel in the earliest examples from Greek and Roman antiquity. These works detail the adventures of young men and women determined to preserve their integrity while searching for their true identities. Readings include Longus’ Daphne and Chloe, Petronius’ Satyricon, and Heliodorus’ An Ethiopian Story.

CLHU U280 Ancient Mystery Cults 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

By their very nature, ancient mystery cults were secretive and their rituals known only to the initiates. This course examines, in translation, a wide variety of ancient sources to see what can be learned about cults ranging from Demeter to Isis to early Christianity.

French (FREN)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

FREN A100 First-year French I 3 crs.

This course focuses on the fundamental structure of the language. Development of the four basic skills–comprehension, speaking, reading, writing–are of primary concern.

FREN A101 First-year French II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation in appropriation of the four basic skills with emphasis on correct pronunciation and the acquisition of fundamental vocabulary.

Prerequisite: FREN A100 or equivalent.

FREN A200 Second-year French I 3 crs.

Development of basic language skills continues with emphasis on complete grammar review and on the acquisition and use of new vocabulary in cultural contexts. Reading and discussion of articles and other writings are undertaken with grammatical exercises and short compositions based on cultural topics.

Prerequisite: FREN A101 or equivalent.

FREN A201 Second-year French II 3 crs.

This course consists of readings and discussion in the language of literary and cultural texts. Students will write short essays based on the readings and demonstrate use of basic techniques of textual analysis through discussion and in writing.

Prerequisite: FREN A200 or equivalent.

FREN A300 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3 crs.

This course reviews intensively the structure of the language and of idiomatic expressions. Daily translations and frequent original compositions are required.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A301 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics 3 crs.

The student will acquire an extensive working vocabulary and fluency through conversation, reading, and discussion of cultural texts. French phonetics and its application to the improvement of pronunciation are also studied.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A315 Analysis of French Texts 3 crs.

This course discusses specific techniques of intensive reading and analysis through an in-depth study of a variety of short texts in French chosen to represent various discourse styles, periods, genres, themes, and traditions from both French and Francophone cultural milieux. Special emphasis is on training students in the commentaire or explication de texte.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A320 Culture and Civilization I 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to French civilization from Lascaux and Gallo-Roman times to the 18th century. It includes the study of the geography of the French hexagon, from the centrality of Paris to the regionalism of the provinces. Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque art and music are discussed.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A321 Culture and Civilization II 3 crs.

This course is a study of the important historical events from the 18th century to present day and social and economic changes beginning with the Revolution of 1789. The nature and development of French aesthetics and artistic traditions in painting, sculpture, and music will be presented, along with current topics including education, and the politics of modern-day France.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A330 Introduction to French Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of the chief literary currents and principal authors from the Middle Ages through the 17th century.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A331 Introduction to French Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a survey of the chief literary currents and principal authors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A351 Enlightenment and Pre-Romanticism 3 crs.

Major trends and ideas in 18th-century literature are examined. Emphasis is on the works of the philosophes and on the development of the novel.

Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course or the equivalent.

FREN A352 19th-century Prose 3 crs.

This course involves readings in French theory and in the novels of Balzac, Flaubert, Sand, Stendhal, and Zola. Texts may change.

Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course or the equivalent.

FREN A353 20th-century Prose 3 crs.

This course involves readings in French theory and in the works of Bernanos, Butor, Camus, Gide, Malraux, Proust, and Sartre. Texts may change.

Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course or the equivalent.

FREN A354 Introduction to French Poetry 3 crs.

This course centers on the reading and analysis of poems reflecting the major currents in French poetry from Lamartine, Baudelaire, and Mallarmé to the more recent work of Perse and Ponge.

Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course or equivalent.

FREN A355 Introduction to French Theatre 3 crs.

This course is a chronological view of the development of French drama from its origins to the 20th century through the intensive study of representative dramatists and their handling of the elements of theatre.

Prerequisite: FREN A201 or equivalent.

FREN A360 Rousseau 3 crs.

This course focuses on the life, writings, and major contributions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Prerequisite: At least one 300-level course or the equivalent.

FREN A495 Special Project 1 cr.

Capstone course required of all seniors. Student will work independently on a research paper in conjunction with a regular advanced course, and under the supervision of a professor. Capstone work should reflect the skills and knowledge the student has acquired as a Foreign Language major.

FREN A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

FREN A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

FREN A498 Senior Thesis arr.

FREN A499 Independent Study arr.

FREN G105 Survival French 1 cr.

Taught in France as part of the Paris Summer Program, this course emphasizes oral communication skills which will be put into practice in daily life. Vocabulary and some simplified grammar are taught as well. Appropriate for beginners and those who have some knowledge of French.

FREN V140 France and the Modern Experience 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will examine Paris as a major cultural center in Europe during the period of 1900 to 1950. We will study the milieux and the works of modern writers and artists, focusing on intellectual and artistic concepts which have come to define modernism. When taught in Paris, the course makes use of museums and sites as resources.

German (GERM)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

GERM A100 First Year German I 3 crs.

Fundamental structure of the language is the focus of this course including development of the four basic skills - comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.

GERM A101 First Year German II 3 crs.

A continuation of A100.

Prerequisite GERM A100 or equivalent.

GERM A200 Second Year German I 3 crs.

Continued development of the four basic skills.  Readings in German culture with class discussion in German.

Prerequisite GERM A101 or equivalent.

GERM A 201 Second Year German II 3 crs.

Same description as A200, with particular focus on fluency and vocabulary.

Prerequisite GERM A200 or equivalent.

GERM V230 German Culture and Civilization II 3 crs.

This course covers German history and culture from the end of the 18th century to the end of the 20th century.  Readings and discussions are in English.

Prerequisite GERM A201 or equivalent.

Greek (GREK)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

GREK A100 Beginning Greek I 3 crs.

Language tells us many things about a culture, not only in what people have to say but how they say it. This course introduces students to the world of the ancient Greeks through a study of their language.

GREK A101 Beginning Greek II 3 crs.

GREK A100 continued.

Prerequisite: GREK A100 or equivalent.

GREK A300 Homeric Greek 3 crs.

Students in this course will read selections from Homer and Hesiod as well as selections from the Homeric Hymns. Study will include examination of the epic meter and the impact of the epic poets on subsequent literature.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A314 Greek Tragedy 3 crs.

This course examines the tragedy of ancient Athens. Study will focus on the mechanics of the language, the workings of the tragic stage, the historical background of the plays, and the larger issues about society that the plays raise. This course may be repeated with permission from the instructor.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A315 Greek Comedy 3 crs.

This course examines both old and new comedy of ancient Athens. Study will focus on the mechanics of the language, the workings of the comic stage, the historic background of the plays, and the larger issues about society that the plays raise.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A322 New Testament Greek 3 crs.

Students taking this course will read and discuss at least two books from the New Testament. In addition, they will compare a variety of modern translations to the original text.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A340 Hellenistic Greek 3 crs.

This course examines the literature of the Hellenistic period (from the death of Alexander the Great). Works will include the genres of poetry, philosophy, and the novel. Students will study the historical and social contexts of each work.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A402 Greek Historians 3 crs.

An intensive study of one or more ancient Greek historians. Students will examine the author’s style, influence, philosophy, and assessment regarding his topic. Repeatable with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A410 Greek Philosophy 3 crs.

This course is an intensive survey of one or two ancient Greek philosophers. Students will examine the author’s style, influence, and place within the historical and social context of philosophy. Repeatable with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A420 Greek Oratory 3 crs.

A survey of the speeches of the Greek orators. These readings reveal the development of early Greek prose and provide a window into many interesting scenarios from life in Classical Athens as well as provide evidence for the function of Greek oratory in Athenian democracy. Repeatable with instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

GREK A498 Research Project 3 crs.

Independent study projects for qualified majors who develop interest in a special area.

GREK A499 Independent Study arr

Italian (ITAL)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

ITAL A100 First Year Italian I 3 crs.

This course covers the fundamentals of the language with primary emphasis on structure, morphology, and vocabulary.

ITAL A101 First Year Italian II 3 crs.

A continuation of Italian A100.

Prerequisite: ITAL A100 or equivalent.

ITAL A200 Intermediate Italian I 3 crs.

This class is a third-semester Italian course with prerequisite ITAL 102 or departmental approval.  It will cover Italian grammar, vocabulary, and language structures at an intermediate level.  All four language skills will be practiced and advanced: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The same textbook uses for Italian A100 and A101 will be used, as well as supplemental reading and listening materials. 

ITAL A201 Intermediate Italian II 3 crs.

This course is designed to improve language ablity and to further students' knowledge of Italian life and culture.  Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian and an understanding of Italian culture.  Students will be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints on most general topics and topics related to his/her field of interests.

Japanese (JPNS)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

JPNS A100 Modern Japanese I 3 crs.

The fundamentals of modern spoken and written Japanese will be taught. Students will learn the kana syllabary, the basic grammatical structure and vocabulary that is used in every-day conversation. The language will be taught in its cultural context with emphasis on the use of polite and informal language. Approximately 50 Japanese characters will be introduced.

JPNS A101 Modern Japanese II 3 crs.

Continuing students of Japanese will learn to use the passive and potential forms of the Japanese verb. More specialized vocabulary will be introduced to refine the students’ grasp of the proper use of polite and informal usage. Approximately 100 Japanese characters and their use in Japanese sentence construction will be explained.

Prerequisite: JPNS A100 or equivalent.

JPNS A200 Intermediate Japanese I 3 crs.

Students will complete their introduction to all Japanese grammatical forms and read modern Japanese literary texts in their cultural context. Students will learn the vocabulary needed to read mass media publications so they will be able to read from Japanese magazines and newspapers. Approximately 200 additional Japanese characters will be introduced.

Prerequisite: JPNS A101 or equivalent.

JPNS A201 Intermediate Japanese II 3 crs.

This course will introduce readings from modern Japanese novels and literary journals. Students will be expected to discuss the readings in Japanese and write short Japanese critiques or reviews of the material. Each student will construct and master a specialized vocabulary list that pertains to his or her own interests. Approximately 300 additional Japanese characters will be introduced.

Prerequisite: JPNS A200 or equivalent.

JPNS A300 Japanese Conversation and Composition I 3 crs.

This course will focus on original Japanese compositions and short oral presentations. Students will develop a wide vocabulary and learn idiomatic expressions and continue to add to their knowledge of kanji characters. Readings about contemporary Japanese customs, business, and culture will be used for class discussion and for reviewing grammar.

Prerequisite: JPNS A201 or equivalent.

JPNS A301 Japanese Conversation and Composition II 3 crs.

This course will continue to develop students’ ability to converse on a more advanced level. Students will also continue to practice making short oral presentations on an increasingly broader range of topics. They will be challenged to improve their Japanese reading and writing ability as well by the study of kanji and kanji compounds.

Prerequisite: JPNS A300 or equivalent.

JPNS A360 Punishment and Power in Modern Japan 3 crs.

The course will study the evolution of penal practices used in Japan from the seventeenth century to modern times and how the changes related to the "modernization" of Japan in the nineteenth century with its relations to the West in the twentieth century.

JPNS A392 Japanese History I 3 crs

JPNS A393 Japanese History II 3 crs

JPNS A495 Special Project 1 cr.

Capstone course required of all seniors. Student will work independently on a research paper in conjunction with a regular advanced course and under the supervision of a professor. Capstone work should reflect the skills and knowledge the student has acquired as a foreign language major.

JPNS U250 Culture in Pre-modern Japan 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will introduce the history, literature, religion, and philosophy that formed Japanese culture from the 10th to the 12th century. English translations of contemporary texts by writers of the imperial court will be studied from a broad historical perspective. Students will attain an appreciation of Japanese culture as it has evolved from the classical period to the present.  Cross-listed with HIST W276.

JPNS V251 Culture in Early Modern Japan 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will introduce the history, literature, religion, and philosophy that formed Japanese culture from the 17th to the 19th century, when Japan witnessed the rise of the merchant class but government was still controlled by the samurai. English translations of historical and literary writings of the period will be used to give students a clearer insight into how Japanese cultural perspectives have evolved from early modern times to the present day.  Cross-listed with HIST X277.

JPNS V252 Modern Japanese Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will explore the modern Japanese conflict between the desire to assimilate Western culture and the need to preserve traditional values. The Japanese and Western understanding of the individual and of the individual’s place in society will also be explored. English translations of modern novels and essays will give students a clearer understanding of Japan’s people and evolving culture.  Cross-listed with HIST X278.

JPNS V253 Japanese Animation and Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

By viewing and discussing the most important Japanese anime films, students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the often misunderstood culture of modern Japan. This course will analyze the references in the films to both classical and modern Japanese culture, touching on everything from Japanese art, religion, literature, and history to body language, linguistic expressions, and daily life.

Latin (LATN)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

LATN A100 Beginning Latin I 3 crs.

Language tells us many things about a culture, not only in what people have to say but how they say it. This course introduces students to the world of the ancient Romans through a study of their language.

LATN A101 Beginning Latin II 3 crs.

Latin A100 is continued.

Prerequisite: LATN A100 or equivalent.

LATN A250 Intermediate Latin 3 crs.

Students will enhance their understanding of the basics of Latin grammar and syntax and increase their knowledge of Latin vocabulary in preparation for reading Latin literature. Readings will be drawn from both prose and poetry in order to prepare students for advanced courses in Latin authors.

Prerequisite: LATN A101 or equivalent.

LATN A304 Prose of Republican Rome 3 crs.

This course will survey works of prose writers who lived during the Roman Republic. Authors such as Cato, Nepos, Caesar, Sallust, and Cicero will provide insight into key political figures and military action of the Republic, as well as offer a variety of writing styles. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A305 Poetry of Republican Rome 3 crs.

A survey of the works of poets who lived during the Roman Republic (509 B.C. to 31 B.C.). Readings will be selected from the works of Plautus, Terence, Lucretius, and Catullus. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these poets to the times in which they lived.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A336 Augustan Prose 3 crs.

In this course, students will read the works of authors who lived during the Age of Augustus (31 B.C. to 14 A.D.). Readings will be selected from the works of Augustus, Livy, and/or Vitruvius. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these authors to the times in which they lived.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A337 Augustan Poetry 3 crs.

This course examines the works of poets who lived during the Age of Augustus (31 B.C. to 14 A.D.). Readings will be selected from the works of Vergil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and/or Ovid. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these poets to the times in which they lived.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A342 Prose of Imperial Rome 3 crs.

This course will examine the prose works of the early imperial period. Study of these works will provide in—depth information about Roman life and politics in the first and second century A.D. and demonstrate the range of expression capable in Latin. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A343 Poetry of Imperial Rome 3 crs.

This course will survey the works of poets who lived during the Roman Empire, specifically from the reign of Nero to the reign of Trajan. Genres will include epic, bucolics, and satire. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these poets to the times in which they lived. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A430 Latin of Late Antiquity 3 crs.

This course will examine Latin works by writers who lived during the final years of the Roman Empire. Readings will include religious and secular texts such as the Passio Sanctorum Felicitatis et Perpetuae, Apollonius King of Tyre, and works by St. Augustine and Tertullian. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A435 Medieval Latin 3 crs.

This course focuses on works from the authors who offer a glimpse into the intellectual world of the Medieval period. Discussions will include the influence of ancient authors as well as the historical and cultural contexts of the Medieval writers. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

LATN A498 Research Project arr.

This course involves independent study projects for qualified majors who develop interest in a certain area.

LATN A499 Independent Study arr.

Linguistics (LING)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

LING A499 Independent Study arr.

LING V134 Role of Language 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

How does language work? How does it affect our understanding of the world? How does a people’s language affect its culture? Is language the key factor separating us from other animals? Discussion of major theories about language which are of general importance and practical interest to students in a variety of disciplines.

Spanish (SPAN)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

SPAN A100 First-year Spanish I 3 crs.

This course looks at the fundamental structure of the language stressing the development of the four basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  The cultural elements of the Spanish-speaking world are also presented.

SPAN A101 First-year Spanish II 3 crs.

This is a continued study of the fundamental structure of the language that stresses the development of the four basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Continuation of cultural elements as well.

Prerequisite: SPAN A100 or equivalent.

SPAN A200 Second-year Spanish I 3 crs.

This course focuses on grammar and vocabulary development, continuing the advancement of the four basic skills: comprehension, conversation, reading, and composition, along with culture.

Prerequisite: SPAN A101 or equivalent.

SPAN A201 Second-year Spanish II 3 crs.

This course offers review and development of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and reading skills, with an emphasis on intermediate conversation, composition, and culture.

Prerequisite: SPAN A200 or equivalent.

SPAN A300 Syntax and Composition 3 crs.

This course is an intensive study of grammar, sentence structure, and translation difficulties, with extensive written practice in Spanish. Various kinds of texts, including film will will provide discussion and models for clear style.

Prerequisite: SPAN A201 or equivalent.

SPAN A301 Intensive Conversation 3 crs.

This course places an emphasis on oral expression, with exercises designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of conversational Spanish. Native speakers are excluded from enrollment.

Prerequisite: SPAN A201 or equivalent.

SPAN A305 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of literature in Spanish, including narrative, poetry, drama, and the essay, presenting the necessary tools and skills to conduct literary analysis in Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPAN A201 or permission from instructor.

SPAN A310 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 crs.

This course offers literary reading from Spain, beginning with the Middle Ages through the end of the Golden Age/Baroque period.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A311 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 crs.

This course offers literary readings from the 18th century to present in Spain, in order to examine themes, movements and social issues.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A315 Culture and Civilization of Spain 3 crs.

This course is a historical approach to the civilization of Spain in order to understand and analyze the elements of Spanish culture: the languages, music, arts, architecture, and the current socio-political situation.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A340 Latin-American Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of Latin-American literature from the Discovery to the Romantic movement.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A341 Latin-American Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a survey of Latin-American literature from the latter part of the 19th century to the present, including realism, naturalism, modernism, and post-modernism.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A350 Culture of Spanish America to 1850 3 crs.

A study of the different cultural traditions that have shaped Latin America from the pre-Colombian period to 1850.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A351 Culture of Spanish America from 1850 3 crs.

Continuation of SPAN A350. The course aims to study the cultural heritage that has shaped the newly formed nations of Latin America from 1850 up to the present.

Prerequisite: SPAN A300 or A301, or permission from instructor.

SPAN A410 Latin-American Regional Literature 3 crs.

A study of the literature and culture of a particular region, nation, or culture in LatinAmerica. A different region or nation such as the Caribbean, the River Plate, the Andean region, Central America, Puerto Rico, or Mexico may be selected each time the course is offered. Repeatable when subject varies.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or permission from instructor.

SPAN A455 20th Century Currents 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of contemporary literary trends, including film, from Spain and/or Spanish America. Topics vary, depending on semester, but may include the Generation of 1898  or theater of protest in Spain, modernism, fantastic literature, Indigenista literature of Latin America, or Latin-American women writers. Repeatable when subject varies.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A456 Latin-American Narrative 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of Latin-American novels and/or short stories.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A457 Spanish Golden Age Literature 3 crs.

This course offers readings and discussion of selected work(s), including prose, drama, and/or poetry, by one or more authors of the 16th — 17th centuries in Spain, such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and/or Calderon.

Prerequisite: any A300-level course or instructor’s permission.

SPAN A495 Special Project 1 cr.

Capstone course required of all seniors. Student will work independently on a research paper in conjunction with a regular advanced course, and under the supervision of a professor. Capstone work should reflect the skills and knowledge the student has acquired as a foreign language major.

SPAN A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

SPAN A497 Internship/ Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

SPAN A498 Senior Thesis arr.

SPAN A499 Independent Study arr.

Mathematical Sciences

CHAIR: Michael R. Kelly, Ph.D., Office: 540 Monroe Hall (Spring 2012 Interim Chair: Xuefeng Li)
Professors: Maria Calzada, Michael Kelly, Duane Randall, Katarzyna Saxton, Ralph Tucci
Associate Professors: Xuefeng Li
Assistant Professor: Ana Maria Matei, Jeremy J. Thibodeaux
WEB PAGE:http://chn.loyno.edu/mathematics

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and the bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Computational Mathematics. In the future, the major source of employment for the mathematician will continue to be industry, business, and other analytical fields. Employers will be concerned less about the actual degree than with the diversity of the student’s experiences. They will expect more than a superficial knowledge of mathematics and will also expect the student to be experienced in communicating with people such as engineers, managers, and stockholders, whose activity is outside the discipline of the mathematical sciences.

Since individual courses of study are peculiar to each student, a faculty adviser is assigned to a student at registration for the first semester. The faculty adviser will endeavor to tailor a particular program for the student with a proper mixture of adjunct and elective courses.

The faculty are active in research and hold active memberships in a number of professional organizations: the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, and the American Statistical Association, to name a few.  Majors are encouraged to work on research projects with a faculty mentor.

Mathematics Program

There are many reasons for students to choose a major in mathematics or computational mathematics. To meet the broad interests of all mathematical scholars, the department offers flexibility in its programs.

The mathematics student is encouraged to obtain as broad an educational experience as possible by selecting elective courses from several other disciplines in such diverse fields as physics, chemistry, economics, computer science, history, sociology, language, biology, psychology, music, English, business administration, and others.

The basic program is designed for the student wishing to have a career where mathematics might be used directly or indirectly, for example, in aeronautics, electronics, marketing, social engineering, opinion analysis, insurance, accounting, automation, management, computer applications, sales, teaching, and government operations or research.

In addition to the majors, the Mathematics department coordinates an interdisciplinary minor in Computational Science.

Several other minors are available to the student majoring in mathematics. In addition to Computational Science, minors such as biology, chemistry, business/economics, and physics are easy to fit into the mathematics major curriculum and can help broaden a student’s career opportunities.

The departmental honors program is designed to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics. The departmental honors program requires a GPA of 3.0 in mathematics courses and two additional courses in mathematics; one at the 300 level or higher and the second is MATH A498, which has a research thesis component.

The mathematics program may be tailored to meet the needs of students interested in industrial applied mathematics, biomathematics, or mathematical statistics.

Bachelor of Science-Mathematics

This is a sample curriculum sequence. Some courses are offered every other year. Students may have the opportunity of taking some of the courses in a different order.

 

Download the Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL) for this major »

Freshman F S
Major MATH A200 0 3
Major MATH A257 — A2581 4 4
Major MATH A211 3 0
Common Curriculum/Foreign language   9 9

 

Semester Totals 16 16
Total 32

 

1 Students without the knowledge of trigonometry should take MATH A118 in the summer before their freshman year or during the fall semester. 

Sophomore F S
Major MATH A259 — A310 3 3
Major

 

Math 320* 3 0
Common Curriculum PHYS A101— A102 5 5
Common Curriculum

 

3 9
Semester Totals 14 17
Total 31  

 

Junior or Senior* F S
Major MATH A410* — A411* 3 3
Major MATH (A300 or A400 level) 3 0
Common Curriculum 0 6
Electives 9 3
Semester Totals 15 12
Total 27

  * Course offered every other year.

 

Bachelor of Science-Computational Mathematics

Below you will find a sample curriculum sequence. Some courses are offered every other year. Students may have the opportunity of taking some of the courses in a different order.

Download the Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL) for this major »

Freshman F S
MATH A200   3
MATH A257 — A258*   4
MATH A211 -A212   3
Common Curriculum/Foreign Language   6
Semester Totals 16 16
Total 32

*Students without the knowledge of trigonometry should take MATH A118 in the summer before their freshman year or during the fall semester. 

Sophomore F S
MATH A259 - A310 3 3
MATH A271*

 

0

 

3

 

Common Curriculum PHYS A101— A102 5 5
Common Curriculum

 

6

 

6

 

Semester Totals 14 17
Total 31

 

Junior F S
MATH A340* — A341* 3 3
MATH A375* 0

 

3
MATH (A300 or A400 level) 3 0
MATH A498 (Research) 0

 

1

 

Common Curriculum

 

3

 

3

 

Elective 6 6
Semester Totals 15 16

 

Total 31

 

Senior F S
MATH A410* 3 0
MATH (A300 or A400 level) 3 0
MATH A498 (Research)

 

1

 

1

 

Common Curriculum 3 6
Electives 3 6
Semester Totals 13 13
Total 26

* Course offered every other year.

TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours

In summary, the Computational Mathematics major requires five computations courses (Math A211, Math A212, Math A271, Math A375, and Math A498) while the Mathematics major requires Math A211 and replaces the other four courses with three more theoretical courses (Math A320 Linear Algebra, Math A400 Abstract Algebra, Math A411 Advanced Calculus II) and an elective.

View Math Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

1 Students without the knowledge of trigonometry should take MATH A118 in the summer before their freshman year or during the fall semester.

Mathematics (MATH)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

MATH A092 Fundamentals of Algebra 3 crs.

This course is for those with one year of algebra, but who are not ready for MATH A115 or A118. Topics include arithmetic of signed numbers, polynomials, factoring, fractional and quadratic equations and applications. Credit from this course is not applicable to any degree program or to any math, Common Curriculum, or teacher certification requirement but will be added to normal total for student’s degree program. Students are assigned to this course based on placement test scores.

MATH A115 Introduction to Finite Mathematics 3 crs.

This course is designed to give social science and business students an introduction to the necessary analytic and quantitative tools in mathematics. Topics include elementary matrix theory and linear programming, life science models, and an introduction to probability.

MATH A116 Survey of Calculus 3 crs.

This course includes techniques in the calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions of one and two variables as met in the application fields of business, political science, and other social science fields.

MATH A117 Concepts in College Algebra 3 crs.

This course is designed to introduce the topics of college algebra. The course focuses on a conceptual understanding of the subject and includes a number of applications of algebra. Following a contemporary approach to mathematics education, this course includes exploration of real-world problems, group discussion of problems, and technological exploration of concepts with an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and communication.

MATH A118 Pre-calculus Mathematics 3 crs.

This course offers more preparation for those students who plan on taking calculus, but find themselves deficient in second-year high school algebra and trigonometry. Exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are included.

MATH A200 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 crs.

This course is designed to introduce topics in matrix algebra for applications that are basic to future coursework. Vector spaces, determinants, matrices, linear transformations, and eigenvectors are included.

Prerequisite: high school Algebra II.

MATH A204 Discrete Math Structures 3 crs.

This is a course that bridges infinitesimal calculus and the world of sets, relations, digraphs, lattices, logic, etc. Topics include algebraic flow chart language, syntax and semantics, isomorphisms and invariants, directed graphs, Boolean algebra, permutations and cyclic groups, polish expressions, etc.

Prerequisite: high school Algebra II.

MATH A211 Introduction to Programming I 3 crs.

An introduction to concepts and terminology in programming. Topics include interface builders and problem solving techniques in various programming environments. Emphasis is placed on the basics of software design and on elementary applications to Mathematics and other disciplines.

Prerequisite: Placement in Math T122 or higher.

MATH A212 Introduction to Programming II 3 crs.

This is a continuation of MATH A211. Topics will include object-oriented programming, software development, and data structures such as stacks, queues, trees and lists. Further applications to Mathematics and other disciplines will be explored.

Prerequisite: Placement in Math T122 or higher.

MATH A241 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I 3 crs.

 

 

MATH A257 Calculus I 4 crs.

 

This is a beginning course in the calculus of one variable and analytic geometry. The concept of limits and their use in differential and integral calculus, max and min values of functions, and solving for areas and volumes are treated.

Prerequisites: high school algebra (two years), geometry, trigonometry.

MATH A258 Calculus II 4 crs.

Topics include the Mean Value Theorem and its applications, applications of the integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences and series, and conic sections.

Prerequisite: MATH A257.

MATH A259 Calculus III 3 crs.

This course addresses the calculus of several variables and vector analysis. Topics include differentiation of vector valued functions, extreme values, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integration, line and surface integrals, and an introduction to vector fields.

Prerequisites: MATH A200, A258.

MATH A260 Statistical Inference for Scientists 3 crs.

This is a first course in statistical methods for science students. Emphasis centers on the practical application of statistical inference and estimation in the quest for scientific knowledge. Topics include exploratory data analysis, techniques for data collection, summarization, and presentation, graphical techniques and numerical measures, the role of the Normal distribution, regression and correlation analysis, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance, and distribution-free methods.

Prerequisites: MATH A257 or equivalent.

MATH A261 Statistical Inference for Scientists Lab 1 cr.

This is a first course in statistical methods for science students. Emphasis centers on the practical application of statistical inference and estimation in the quest for scientific knowledge. Topics include exploratory data analysis, techniques for data collection, summarization, and presentation, graphical techniques and numerical measures, the role of the Normal distribution, regression and correlation analysis, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance, and distribution-free methods.

Prerequisites: MATH A257 or equivalent.

MATH A271 Applied Scientific Computing 3 crs

This course introduces students to techniques and methods commonly used by scientists to analyze, build models, visualize and make decisions based on data collected in laboratory and field experiments. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of scientific computing by applying the mathematical tools of statistics and numerical computations to hands on experiments from diverse areas of science. 

Prerequisites: MATH A257 (MATH A211 recommended) or instructor permission.

MATH A310 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 crs.

Topics include fundamental methods of solving elementary differential equations. Includes exact solutions, series solutions, numerical solutions, solutions using Laplace transforms, and other topics.

Prerequisite: MATH A258.

MATH A320 Linear Algebra 3 crs.

This second course expands on topics such as vector spaces, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, linear functionals, bilinear forms, vector geometry, and their applications.

Prerequisite: MATH A200.

MATH A330 Theory of Numbers 3 crs.

Topics include divisibility, prime numbers, Euclidean algorithm, fundamental theorem of arithmetic, congruences, diophantine equations, and indices.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MATH A340 Math Probability 3 crs.

This course introduces the theory of probability. Topics include combinatorial analysis, axioms of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, expectation, multivariate probability distributions, function of random variables, and basic limit theorems.

Prerequisite: MATH A310.

MATH A341 Statistics Theory and Methods 3 crs.

This course shows how statistics makes inferences about a population based on information from samples. Topics include estimation, hypothesis testing, linear models, and estimation by least squares. Experimental design, analysis of variance, analysis of enumerative data, and nonparametric statistics.

Prerequisites: MATH A340; permission of instructor.

MATH A345 Topics in Geometry 3 crs.

The course will include foundations of geometry, congruences, parallelism, similarities, measures, coordinate systems, axiom systems for the Euclidean, and projective planes.

Prerequisite: MATH A258.

MATH A350 Differential Equations 3 crs.

This course reviews and continues the introduction to ordinary differential equations met in MATH A310. Selected topics in partial differential equations and applications to various fields will be included.

Prerequisites: MATH A259, A310.

MATH A375 Computational Mathematics 3 crs

This course develops the computational procedures, which are fundamental to numeric applications.  The topics studied will be selected from but not limited to error analysis, numerical solutions of non-linear equations, systems of linear equations using direct and iterative methods, polynomial interpolation, quadrature, least squares curve fitting, and numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations.  This course will not count as a Mathematics elective for the Mathematics major.  It is a requirement for the Computational Science major and the Computational Science minor.

Prerequisites: MATH A211, A257 or instructor permission.

MATH A400 Abstract Algebra I 3 crs.

This is a general survey course in the concepts of algebra treating number systems, groups, rings, domains, fields, matrices over a field, elements of Galois theory, and canonical forms.

Prerequisite: MATH A200.

MATH A401 Abstract Algebra II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of MATH A400.

Prerequisite: MATH A400.

MATH A410 Advanced Calculus I 3 crs.

This course offers a deeper look at analysis with special attention to linear methods as applied to the calculus of several variables. Topics include extrema, Jacobians, uniform continuity, line and surface integrals, differentials, integration theory, and series.

Prerequisites: MATH A259, A310.

MATH A411 Advanced Calculus II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of MATH A410.

Prerequisite: MATH A410.

MATH A415 Complex Variables 3 crs.

This course studies the theory of analytic functions. Topics include Cauchy's integration theory, series representation, analytic continuation and conformal mappings.

Prerequisite: MATH A259, A310

MATH A425 General Topology 3 crs.

This course studies basic concepts from the topics of topological spaces, Hausdorff spaces, connectedness, metric spaces, continuous mappings, separability, compactness, and product spaces.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MATH A430 Applied Math I 3 crs.

This course is designed to illustrate the application of mathematics to one or more fields by considering the aspects of model building and to further develop theory and techniques relevant to the needs of the field. Topics include partial differential equations, Eigen functions, Green’s functions, perturbation, and approximation methods.

Prerequisites: MATH A259, A310.

MATH A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

MATH A495 Special Project arr.

This course focuses on the creative or productive efforts of one or more students. A special project is distinguished from a research project in its lack of the historical or experimental method and perspective characteristics of research.

MATH A496 Math Seminar 1 cr.

Topics from various branches of mathematics will be presented, discussed, and argued by the students. By invitation only.

MATH A498 Research Project arr.

The research project focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report.

MATH A499 Independent Study arr.

MATH H233 Honors Mathematics: Mathematics in Western Civilization 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

The objective of this course is to present the development of mathematics in Western Civilization from a cultural, historical, and scientific perspective. The course material consists of important topics selected from the disciplines of number theory, logic, geometry, analysis, and probability theory. Not required of science or math majors.

MATH T122 Math Models 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course will treat the concepts of model building, model types, model construction and analysis, and practical aspects of mathematical model usage. Applications of modeling techniques will be made to everyday experiences and to larger world problems such as demographics.

MATH Z132 Problem Solving in Ecology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course in environmental problem solving teaches students how to use relatively simple mathematical methods (often of the "back-of-the-envelope" type) to understand how planet Earth and its inhabitants interact. The problems will deal with issues such as pollution, the exhausting of fossil fuel resources, resources, and over-population.

MATH Z134 The Computer Impact 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course provides students with the basic knowledge to understand computer information technology and, more importantly, to understand the impact of this technology and its ethical implications on the individual, organizations and society.

Philosophy

CHAIR: Mark Gossiaux, Office: 411 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Patrick L. Bourgeois, John Clark, Constance L. Mui
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: J.C. Berendzen, Francis P. Coolidge, Jr., Mark Gossiaux, Stephen Rowntree, S.J.
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Jon Altschul, Robert Brice, Ginger Hoffman, Jonathan Peterson
FACULTY  EMERITI: David Boileau, Henry J. Folse, Gary Herbert, James R. Watson
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/philosophy/

The study of philosophy plays a central role in Jesuit liberal education. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and writing skills as they reflect on the meaning of human existence, the nature of human knowledge, moral values, and the existence of God. Courses in philosophy acquaint students with the great thinkers and fundamental concepts that have shaped Western civilization, and prepare them to become responsible leaders in pursuit of the common good.

In addition to its regular Philosophy major (PHIL), the Department also offers a special Philosophy Pre-Law major (PHPL) for those students seeking admission to law school. The Philosophy Pre-Law major provides students with a rigorous training in the skills and habits of reasoning required in the study and practice of law, familiarizes students with the conceptual foundations of law, government, and ethics, and exposes students to the classical philosophical history presupposed by our Western legal tradition.

The Philosophy Department also provides courses for various interdisciplinary programs on campus, such as Asian Studies, Catholic Studies, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle East Peace Studies, and Women’s Studies.

The following courses are required for a major in Philosophy (PHIL): nine hours in the Systematic Sequence (selected from the areas of Logic & Language, Mind & Knowledge, Reality & God, and Ethics & Values); nine hours in the Historical Sequence (three hours of Ancient Philosophy, three hours of Medieval Philosophy, three hours of Modern Philosophy), 12 hours of Philosophy electives, and an advanced majors seminar, usually taken in the Junior or Senior year. Students pursuing the Philosophy Pre-Law major (PHPL) are required to complete: twelve hours in the Systematic Sequence (three hours of Philosophy of Law, three hours of courses from Moral & Political Theory, three hours of courses from Philosophy & Social Topics, three hours of courses from Theoretical Philosophy); nine hours in the Historical Sequence (three hours of Ancient Philosophy, three hours of Medieval Philosophy, three hours of Modern Philosophy), nine hours of Philosophy electives, and an advanced majors seminar, usually taken in the Junior or Senior year. The normal requirements in credit hours for both majors are 30 hours. Philosophy major electives are offered on a continuous and rotational basis.

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

Freshman  
F
S
Major PHIL Systematic Sequence
0
3
Foreign Language3  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
12
9
   
15
15
     
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major PHIL Systematic Sequence
3
0
Major PHIL Historical Sequence
0
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
6
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major PHIL Historical Sequence
3
3
Major PHIL Electives/PHIL Systematic Sequence
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major PHIL Electives
6
3
Common Curriculum  
3
0
Adjunct/Electives  
6
12
   
15
15
     
30
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

Systematic Sequence: choose nine hours from A201 or 206, A210, A215, and A220.
Historical Sequence: choose three hours from A400, A490; three hours from A405, A408, A491; and three hours from A410, A492.
 

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy Pre-Law

Freshman  
F
S
Major PHIL A225
0
3
Foreign Language3  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
12
9
   
15
15
     
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major PHPL Systematic Sequence
3
0
Major PHPL Historical Sequence
0
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
6
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major PHPL Historical/Systemic Sequence
3
3
Major PHPL Elective/Systematic Sequence
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major PHPL Electives/Historical Sequence
6
3
Common Curriculum  
3
0
Adjunct/Electives  
6
12
   
15
15
     
30
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

Systematic Sequence: choose three hours from A215, A320, A330, V235, V244; three hours from V234, V241, V243, V260; and three hours from A201, A210, A220, A300, A307, A340.
Historical Sequence: choose three hours from A400, A490; three hours from A405, A408, A491; and three hours from A410, A492.

View Philosophy Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

 

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL A201 Practical Logic 3 crs.

This course will introduce the student to the application of practical logical techniques in the analysis and formulation of rational arguments. Topics will include how to find premises and conclusions in an argument, definitions, informal fallacies, syllogisms, Venn diagrams, induction, Mill’s methods, etc.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A206 Introduction to Symbolic Logic 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to the techniques of symbolic logic in argument analysis and to the science of logic as the analysis of formal deductive systems.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A210 Metaphysics 3 crs.

This course is a historical and theoretical examination of the question, "What does it mean to be?" or "What is reality, as distinct from mere appearance?" The course begins with a study of ancient philosophical explanations of reality and goes on to study the historical evolution of both the problem of metaphysics and its various resolutions.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A215 Ethics 3 crs.

This course is a historical and problematic investigation of traditional ethical positions and texts, especially focusing on teleological, deontological theories, and virtue ethics and on contemporary responses to them.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A220 Epistemology 3 crs.

This course takes a historical and problematic approach to the problems of knowledge, with emphasis on the main theories of knowledge in ancient and modern philosophy as well as contemporary discussions of the nature of knowledge.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A225 Philosophy of Law 3 crs.

This course is an inquiry into the nature of law, the relevance of law to morality, the concepts of responsibility in the law, punishment, and the relevance to law of the concepts of justice, equality, and liberty. The philosophical assumptions that underlie criminal law and private law will be explored. Readings will be taken from classical and recent philosophers of law.

PHIL A230 Philosophy of Relgion 3 crs

This course is a study of several philosophical problems that arise from belief in the existence of God.  Topics to be examined include: evidentialism and religious belief, the meaningfulness of religious language, arguments for the existence of God, problems of divine omnipotence, the difficulty of reconciling divine ominiscience with human freedom, the problem of evil, and the conceivabiity of life after death.

PHIL A300 Philosophy of Science 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to basic themes of recent philosophy of science including scientific methodology, concepts and presuppositions. Through an examination of different models of scientific explanation, the course will expose the student to problems of justifying scientific theories, and the relationship between theories and reality.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A307 Philosophy of Mind 3 crs.

This course examines different theories of the nature of mind. It begins with an examination of the traditional mind-body problem in the works of Descartes. It will subsequently explore alternative positions which have been presented by Descartes’ contemporaries in the classical period, as well as contemporaries of our own. Emphasis will be placed on such areas as mind-body identity/interaction, brain process, language, perception, sensation, emotion, personal identity, and free will.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A309 Naturalism and Its Critics 3 crs.

The natural sciences present an admirable model for knowledge.  But naturalism (the idea that nature as understood by the sciences is all there is) can seem ill-equipped to explain some important phenomena (including values and consciousness).  This class will evaluate naturalism by considering naturalist, anti-naturalist, and compromise views.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122

PHIL A320 Social and Political Philosophy 3 crs.

This course is an inquiry into the origin, nature, and necessity of political order. The relation of the individual to the social and political whole, the origin, nature, and just use of political authority, the nature of rights and duty, the problem of freedom, and the philosophical prerequisites of a just social order will be treated.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A330 Modern Political Theory 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to modern political theory through explication and critique of readings from classics of modern political thought. Readings will be selected from works by major theorists such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Burke, Bentham, de Tocqueville, Hegel, Marx and Mill.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122. 

PHIL A400 History of Ancient Philosophy 3 crs.

The Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicurians, Sceptics, Stoics, Plotinus, and early Christian thought are discussed.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A405 History of Medieval Philosophy 3 crs.

Historical study of the main ideas of the medieval period from St. Augustine to the Renaissance.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A408 Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas 3 crs.

This course offers an introduction to the central philosophical positions of Thomas Aquinas. It examines Aquinas' views on the relationship between faith and reason, his metaphysics of being, his analysis of human knowledge, his theory of human nature, and his defense of human freedom. Special attention will also be devoted to the Greek and Arabic sources of Aquinas' philosophy and to his place in the history of medieval philosophy.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A410 History of Modern European Philosophy 3 crs.

This course will discuss readings from works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

PHIL A416 History of 19th-century Philosophy 3 crs.

A survey of the major traditions in post-Kantian philosophy ending with Nietzsche, the course will explore the interrelations between different themes in 19th-century thought and how they laid the foundation for 20th-century philosophy.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A430 American Philosophy 3 crs.

This course is a study of the philosophies of Pierce, James, Dewey, Royce, Santayana, Mead, Lewis, and Whitehead, with emphasis on the emergence of classical American philosophy as a response to philosophic, social, and scientific developments.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A435 Existentialism 3 crs.

This course examines the treatment of the characteristic existential themes as exemplified in the writings of Kierkegard, Nietzsche, Heideggar, Jaspers, Marcel, and Sartre.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A440 Phenomenology 3 crs.

This course treats the problems which gave rise to contemporary phenomenology, existential phenomenology, and hermeneutic phenomenology, and various writers in that tradition, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and Ricoeur.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A465 Introduction to Analytic Philosophy 3 crs.

This course is a study of the movement of 20th-century Anglo-American analytic philosophy as practiced by Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, the logical positivists, ordinary language analysts, Quine, and contemporary language analysts.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL A490 Seminar: Ancient Philosophy 3 crs.

A detailed study of an author or texts from the ancient period.

PHIL A491 Seminar: Medieval Philosophy 3 crs.

A detailed study of an author or texts from the medieval period.

PHIL A492 Seminar: Modern Philosophy 3 crs.

A detailed study of an author or texts from the modern period.

PHIL A493 Seminar: Major Author 3 crs.

This course is an in-depth analysis of the thought of a major philosopher. Content varies.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PHIL A495 Special Project arr.

This project focuses on the creative or productive efforts of one or more students. A special project is distinguished from a research project in its lack of the historical or experimental method and perspective characteristics of research.

PHIL A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

In a seminar, a supervised group of students share the results of their research on a common topic. In a workshop, a supervised group of students participate in a common effort.

PHIL A498 Philosophy Honors Thesis 3 crs.

Students undertake a research project under the supervision of a professor that culminates in the writing of an undergraduate thesis.

PHIL A499 Independent Study arr.

PHIL H233 Honors Philosophy I: Ethics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course examines questions in ethics. The student will be introduced to philosophical inquiry through an investigation of basic ethical questions. The course will include some reading of primary texts and the examination of some contemporary ethical problems.

PHIL H234 Honors Philosophy II: Metaphysics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course examines questions in metaphysics. It will include a historical and theoretical examination of such questions as "What does it mean to be?" and "What is reality, as distinct from mere appearance?"

PHIL H235 Honors Philosophy III: Epistemology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course examines questions in the theory of knowledge. Involved is an intensive examination of basic issues concerning the foundations and justification of human knowledge, with a focus on such topics as perception, truth, and meaning.

PHIL H236 Honors Philosophy– Scientific Revolutions 3 crs.

The philosophical analysis of natural science has developed, in the past 40 years, from a field dominated by a single "received view" to an arena of volatile debate with no single dominant contender for an acceptable model of scientific knowledge. This course examines the somewhat chaotic present state of this pivotal debate in late 20th-century intellectual history and its implications for basic questions regarding knowledge, reality, and both cognitive and social values.

Students may not receive credit for both this course and PHIL V164, Scientific Revolutions.

PHIL H295 Honors Seminar 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This course is an in-depth analysis of a major topic/theme in philosophy. Content varies.

PHIL T122 Introduction to Philosophy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course will introduce the student to philosophy through a consideration of selected fundamental questions of ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics, as seen in the thoughts and writings of significant philosophers.

PHIL U230 Aesthetics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course offers an introduction to the major issues of aesthetics. Topics for consideration include: a brief survey of the history of art, the nature of art, the nature of beauty, the criterion for aesthetic goodness, the interpretation of artwork, metaphor and representation in art, and the aesthetic experience.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL U234 Buddhist Philosophy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will consitute an introduction to Buddhist philosophy through the study of basic themses and concepts, classic texts, and major thinkers and schools.  We will investigate theories concerning the nature of reality, knowledge and value, and basic theoretical concepts such as emptiness, dependent origination, impermanence, selflessness, suffering and release.

PHIL U237 Indian Philosophy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

A survey of philosophical traditions of India. This course is designed to help the student to extend his/her knowledge to the wisdom of the East. The study includes the philosophies of the Vedas, Upanishads, Buddhism, Jainism, Mimamsa, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Sankhya, Yoga, Vedanta, Bhagavadgita, and of some contemporary thinkers such as Aurobindo, Vivekanada, Tagore, Gandhi, and Radhakrishnan.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL U238 Philosophy and Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course acquaints students with the multifarious relationship between philosophy and literature as staged in some seminal texts of philosophy. The course also demonstrates that (the definition of) literature has often been inscribed in philosophical frameworks by tracing some concepts (metaphor, work, text, author) central to both philosophy and literature/literary theory.

PHIL U239 Divine Madness 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an exploration of the relationship among philosophy, mysticism, and madness following the theme of theosis (divine madness) introduced by Plato through a selective reading of the history of philosophy, Christian mysticism, and modern psychology.

PHIL U254 Postmodernism and Feminism 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

Masculinity and femininity are no longer accepted as fixed positions within ontologies mapped out by man’s objectifying look. Postmodernist deconstruction of traditional engendered representations discloses the exchangeability of genders and thus works toward a liberation of the "engendered subject" in the multitudinous affinities between beings.

Prerequisites: PHIL T122, ENGL T122.

PHIL U258 Philosophical Anthropology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course acquaints students with basic issues in the philosophy of human nature. It also teaches students to think critically and constructively about philosophies of human nature by drawing out the implications of basic statements about the nature of human beings.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL U260 Worldviews and Ethics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

Our morality cannot be divorced from our understanding of reality. This course will explore how our view of reality affects our moral judgments by examining the worldviews and moralities of both the ancient Greeks and subsequent Christian philosophers. Readings will be taken from Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL U262 Classics in Moral Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a study of classics that reflect the gradual transformation of moral consciousness in antiquity, including readings from Plato and Aristotle. The implications of ancient moral thought and its abandonment by modernity will be examined in two classics of modern moral literature, one from Kant and the other from Nietzsche.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL U270 Philosophy and Religion in the Middle Ages

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the nature and goals of philosophy as it was practiced in the medieval world.  It looks at the vaious ways in which philosophy was transformed by its encounter with Christianity and the extent to which it remained an autonomous discipline in the Middle Ages.

PHIL U286 Religious Experience and Philosophy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

Accounts of religious experience unfold their fundamental meaning and structures in relation to those of human experience in general. Students will come to understand explicitly the nature, limits and implications, and the foundations in existence of religious experience.

PHIL V234 Medical Ethics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

After a brief introduction to some basic principles useful in moral decision making, the course introduces the student to problems of general interest in bioethics such as: experimentation on humans, relations of patients and health care professionals, just allocation of health care, refusal of lifesaving treatment/euthanasia, abortion, and moral problems surrounding assisted reproduction, developments in genetics (e.g., cloning), etc.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V235 Philosophy of Right 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a philosophical expose of the life, struggles, death, and ultimate transformation of the concept of "right." The central issue of the course: Is the violation of a human right a crime against nature?

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V240 European World Views 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course attempts to clarify the philosophical framework underlying contemporary thought, expression, and science in contrast to the framework of the modern period of philosophy (17th — 18th centuries) by investigating four or five contemporary European philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marcel, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V241 Philosophical Perspective on Woman 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course covers the philosophical development of three feminist theories–liberal, Marxist, and radical feminism. Various philosophical frameworks that have served as the basis of feminist critiques, such as positivism, liberalism, Marxism, functionalism, existentialism, and Freudism are discussed. Students will address critically a number of women’s issues, including women’s self-concept, their biology, their place in the public sphere, and their representation in language and culture.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V243 Environmental Philosophy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum; Humanities/Arts Modern

This course offers an overview of the environmental crisis and evaluates the leading contemporary philosophical accounts of both the origins of the crisis and the ethical orientations needed for its resolution.

PHIL V244 Law and Morality 3crs.

This course examines ethical principles as they bear on disputed legal issues, such as capital punishment, equal protection, school integration, affirmative action, and welfare/taxation/economic justice.

PHIL V245 Environmental Ethics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course will address the question: “What are our moral responsibilities in relation to the earth, ecosystems and eco-communities, other species and life forms, and future generations?” It discusses major theories in environmental ethics, consider the many dimensions of global ecological crisis, and examine carefully a number of important contemporary issues in environmental ethics.

PHIL V247 Global Ethics 3crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will investigate issues in social ethics in a global context. Topics include globalization, poverty, world hunger, population, status of women, models of development, and the role of transnational corporations, states and voluntary organizations. Perspectives studied include rights theory, contract theory, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, human capabilities theory, and the ethics of care.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122 

PHIL V252 Making Moral Decisions 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course treats the nature of personal and moral decision making leading to consideration of some ethical positions influential on the current philosophical scene (e.g., teleology, Kantian deontology, utilitarianism, natural law theory, etc.) and their application to contemporary moral problems.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V260 Social Justice 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

An examination of the concept of social justice by means of a careful reading of classic texts from the Old Testament, New Testament, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Locke.  Central issues of the course include interpretations of property rights (private, public, common), alternative economic systems (markets, planning, mixed economies), poverty and poverty alleviation, and governments' roles in establishing social justice.

PHIL V267 Technology and Human Values 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

A study of the relationships among technology, social change, and human values, this course includes analyses of several visions of the promises and threats of technology and a survey of the history of technology. Other topics include human nature, freedom, the impact of technology upon nature, and alternative technologies.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122

PHIL V270 Philosophy of Knowledge 3crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course focuses on a philosophic question that is important to every other intellectual discipline: how do we know what we know? Questions covered may include: Is knowledge something forged independently by individual inquirers, or is it inherited from a social tradition? Does it have foundations in our observations of the world, as in natural science, or in purely intellectual axioms, as in mathematics? Has our knowledge any solid "foundations" at all, or is it more like a living, organic whole? What are the implications of different answers to these questions for science, religion, and our commonsense view of the world?

Prerequisite: PHIL T122

PHIL V273 Auschwitz and After 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The annihilation of six million European Jews by the Nazi totalitarian state constitutes the subject matter of the course. After exploring the history of anti-Semitism and the Nazi destruction process, the course turns to the ethical, religious, and philosophical dilemma posed by this mass murder.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V277 Minds and Machines 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This is a course in philosophy that focuses on the structures and nature of human consciousness. It will serve as an introduction to contemporary discussion and issues associated with the philosophy of mind. Criteria for determining the nature and structure of consciousness will be developed through models employed in computers by artificial intelligence programs. No computer experience is required for this course.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122.

PHIL V278 Philosophy of God 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will treat the existence and the nature of God according to the philosophies of Kant, Anselm, Aquinas, and Whitehead. Among the topics of discussion will be: atheism, agnosticism, theism, and the process philosophy.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122. 

PHIL V280 Freedom and Oppression 3crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course explores the conceptual relationship between freedom and oppression, how the philosophical limits of the former determine our understanding of the latter, and how such an understanding would help us to address the problem of oppression. Readings will be taken from Sartre, Marx, Camus, Skinner, and others.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122

PHIL V281 Philosophical Reason and Catholic Faith 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course considers the relation between reason and faith, and philosophy and theology, with special attention to Catholic faith. It will focus upon contrasting views of these relations in such authors as Augustine, Aquinas, Lonergan, Rahner, Kierkegaard, Peperzak, Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, John Haldane, and John Paul II.

 

PHIL A340 Being and God   3 crs.

This course is an examination of the nature of being and the existence of God from the standpoint of classical metaphysics. It studies topics such as the structure of finite being, the transcendentals, analogy and univocity of being, metaphysical causality and the problem of creation.

Prerequisite: PHIL T122

Physics

CHAIR: Armin Kargol, Ph.D., Office: 451 Monroe Hall
PROFESSOR EMERITUS: Carl H. Brans, James Carter, S.J., Creston A. King
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Armin Kargol, Martin P. McHugh
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Tirthabir Biswas, Patrick L. Garrity
EXTRAORDINARY FACULTY:  Darryl L. Steinert
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/physics/

The department is dedicated to the training of undergraduates and to the preparation of students for advanced studies. In designing the program, the department has taken into account the fact that a thorough understanding of the fundamental laws of nature, and of the mathematical and experimental methods used in physics, provide a solid background for graduate studies not only in physics but also in many other disciplines.

The department’s facilities and research laboratories are located in Loyola’s Monroe Hall. Students are encouraged to participate in a research program. This opportunity to work closely with the faculty using the sophisticated equipment of modern physics is one of the features of the department. 

Physics Curriculum

All physics programs share a set of core physics courses:

  • Introduction to Mechanics (PHYS A101)
  • Mechanics Laboratory I (PHYS A103)
  • Introduction to Electromagnetism and Relativity (PHYS A102)
  • Electromagnetism Laboratory (PHYS A104)
  • Introduction to Waves and Quantum Physics (PHYS A240)
  • Introduction to Thermal Physics (PHYS A241)
  • Classical Mechanics (PHYS A340)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS A350)
  • Advanced Laboratory Physics (PHYS A445)
  • Quantum Mechanics (PHYS A450)
  • Advanced Physics Elective (Select from A425, A430, A432, A436, A438)

Five semesters of mathematics courses are also required for all physics programs:

  • Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH A200)
  • Calculus I (MATH A257)
  • Calculus II (MATH A258)
  • Calculus III (MATH A259)
  • Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH A310)
  • Math Elective (choose one: A350, A410, or A415)

A B.S. degree in physics will be awarded to those students who complete all university and departmental requirements. A B.S. degree in physics (departmental honors) will be granted to those students who have satisfied the requirements for a B.S. in physics, obtained a grade point average of 3.0 or better in physics and math, and completed a thesis based on their senior year research. 

Bachelor of Science in Physics


A rigorous program designed primarily for students intending to pursue graduate studies in physics or a closely related field. Additional requirements above the core courses include three upper level physics electives (a fourth is strongly recommended) and an additional upper level mathematics course.

Freshman   F S
Major PHYS A101 / A102 4 4
Major PHYS A103 / A104 1 1
Common Curriculum / Adjunct MATH A257 — A258 4 4
Adjunct MATH A200 0 3
Foreign Language   3 3
Common Curriculum   3 0
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major PHYS A240 / A241 3 3
Common Curriculum CHEM A105 / A107; A106 / A108 or BIOL 4 4
Adjunct MATH A259 / A310 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    16 16
      32
Junior   F S
Major PHYS A340 / A350 4 4
Major Upper Level Physics Electives 3 3
Adjunct MATH A350 or A410 or A415 3  
Common Curriculum   6 9
    16 16
      32
Senior   F S
Major PHYS A445 / A450 3 4
Major Upper Level Physics Elective 3  
Common Curriculum   6 3
Electives   3 6
    15 13
      28
TOTAL: 122 hrs.    

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Pre-Engineering - Physics

This is a 3-2 program where students take physics and general education courses at Loyola during their first three years and then pursue an engineering degree at another university for an additional two years. With the successful completion of the engineering degree the student also earns a physics degree from Loyola. We currently have partnerships with engineering departments at the University of New Orleans. There is an additional upper level mathematics requirement above the core requirements. 

Freshman   F S
Major PHYS A101 / A102 4 4
Major PHYS A103 / A104 1 1
Common Curriculum / Adjunct MATH A257 — A258 4 4
Adjunct MATH A200 0 3
Foreign Language   3 3
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 18
      33
Sophomore   F S
Major PHYS A240 / A241 3 3
Common Curriculum CHEM A105 / A107; A106 / A108 4 4
Adjunct MATH A259 / A310 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    16 16
      32
Junior   F S
Major PHYS A340 / A350 4 4
Major PHYS A445 / A450 3 4
Adjunct MATH A350 or A410 or A415 3  
Common Curriculum 6 6
  16 14
      30
TOTAL: 94 hrs.      

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Pre-Health - Physics

This program is designed for students wishing to apply to medical school or other health-related professional schools. The physics requirements are restricted to the core courses. Additional adjunct requirements in Biology and Chemistry satisfy pre-med admissions requirements.

Freshman   F S
Major PHYS A101 / A102 4 4
Major PHYS A103 / A104 1 1
Common Curriculum CHEM A105 / A107; A106 / A108 4 4
Common Curriculum / Adjunct MATH A257 / A258 4 4
Adjunct MATH A200 0 3
Common Curriculum   3 0
    16 16
      32
Sophomore   F S
Major PHYS A240 / A241 3 3
Adjunct MATH A259 / A310 3 3
Adjunct BIOL A106 / 107; A108 / A109 4 4
Adjunct CHEM A300 / A301 / A305 3 5
Common Curriculum   3
    15 16
      31
Junior   F S
Major PHYS A340 / A350 4 4
Common Curriculum 9 12
    13 16
      29
Senior   F S
Major PHYS A445 / A450 3 4
Common Curriculum   9 3
Foreign Language   3 3
Elective   _ 3
    15 13
      28
TOTAL: 120 hrs.      

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Liberal Arts Physics

This is the most flexible program aimed at students who want the scientific and analytic training that a physics degree offers. A single upper level physics elective in addition to the core courses is required for this degree.

Freshman   F S
Major PHYS A101 / A102 4 4
Major PHYS A103 / A104 1 1
Common Curriculum / Adjunct MATH A257 / A258 4 4
Adjunct MATH A200 0 3
Foreign Language   3 3
Common Curriculum   3 0
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major PHYS A240 / A241 3 3
Common Curriculum CHEM A105 / A107; A106 / A108 4 4
Adjunct MATH A259 / A310 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    16 16
      32
Junior   F S
Major PHYS A340 / A350 4 4
Common Curriculum   6 9
Electives 6 3
    16 16
      32
Senior   F S
Major PHYS A445 / A450 3 4
Major Upper Level Physics Elective 3  
Common Curriculum   6 3
Electives   3 6
    15 13
      28
TOTAL: 121 hrs.      

View Physics Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Physics (PHYS)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

PHYS A101 Introduction to Mechanics 4 crs.  

This is a calculus-based introductory course in Newtonian mechanics intended for physical science and math majors.

Co-requisite: PHYS A112, MATH A257

PHYS A102 Introduction to Electromagnetism 4 crs. 

This course is an introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism culminating in an elementary treatment of Maxwell’s equations. We will then introduce students to Einstein’s special relativity.

Co-requisite: PHYS A113, MATH A258

PHYS A103 Mechanics Lab 1 cr.

Co-requisite: PHYS A101, A110 or A115.  Lab fee $50. 

PHYS A104 Electricity and Magnetism Lab 1 cr.

Co-requisite: PHYS A102, A111 or A116.  Lab fee $50.

PHYS A115 Physics of Life Sciences I 3 crs.

The principles of mechanics, heat, sound, light, magnetism, electricity, and fundamentals of atomic physics. In presenting these topics, the special interest of the biological sciences and the general education groups are kept in view. Included are three lectures per week.

Co-requisite: PHYS A112

PHYS A116 Physics of Life Sciences II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation PHYS A115

Prerequisite: PHYS A115

Co-requisite: PHYS A113

PHYS A195 Special Projects I 1 cr.

PHYS A240 Introduction to Waves and Quantum Physics 3 crs.

This is a sophomore level course that describes wave physics and introduces basic concepts of quantum physics.

Prerequisites: PHYS A102, MATH A258 

PHYS A241 Introduction to Thermal Physics 3 crs.

This is a sophomore level course that introduces the basic thermodynamic concepts of temperature, heat, and entropy. Classical thermodynamics as well as statistical mechanics will be covered.

Prerequisites: PHYS A102, MATH A258  

PHYS A295 Special Projects II arr. 

PHYS A295 Environmental Physics 3 crs.

This course discusses physical foundations of environmental science. It revisits basic physics principles relevant to environmental science and then applies them to phenomena such as climate change, pollution, energy conversion etc.

Prerequisite: PHYS A241 or PHYS A116 

PHYS A340 Classical Mechanics 4 crs.

This is a junior level course that introduces methods of classical mechanics. It gives a rigorous treatment of Newtonian and Lagrangian formulations of classical mechanics, including numerous applications. It is a continuation and extension of the introductory course (Introduction to Mechanics PHYS-A101).

Prerequisites: MATH A259, PHYS A240  

PHYS A350 Electromagnetism 4 crs.

This course gives a rigorous treatment of laws of electromagnetism. It covers applications of Maxwell’s equations, including electromagnetic waves. It is a continuation and extension of the introductory course (Introduction to Electromagnetism and Relativity PHYS-A102).

Prerequisites: MATH A259, PHYS A240  

PHYS A395 Special Projects III arr.

PHYS A425 Lasers and Modern Optics 3 crs.

Discussions will involve principles and practical aspects of laser operation and applications in modern optics; propagation of plane electromagnetic waves; diffraction and interference of light; gaussian beam propagation and optical resonators; theory of laser oscillation; gas, solid, semiconductor and dye lasers; detectors of optical radiation; nonlinear optics; applications in research and industry. Laboratory exercises include polarization, interference, Fourier optics, holography, gas, diode, and tunable lasers.

Prerequisite: PHYS A241 

PHYS A430 General Relativity 3 crs.

Beginning with Special relativity, we will review Einstein's development of his general relativistic theory of gravity in terms of the differential geometry of spacetime.

Prerequisite: PHYS A240, MATH A259  

PHYS A432 Solid State Physics 3 crs.

This course is an introductory course in solid state physics.  Some of the areas covered are thermal properties, free electron theory of metals, band theory, semiconductors, superconductivity and magnetic properties. 

Prerequisite: PHYS A241 

PHYS A436 Cellular Biophysics 3 crs.

This course is concerned with selected physiological phenomena occurring in biological cells, such as action potential in neurons. Although these are fundamentally biological phenomena, the analysis is inherently multidisciplinary, involving both physical and chemical principles. The course also introduces students to basic mathematical modeling of biophysical phenomena.

Prerequisite: PHYS A241 or PHYS A116  

PHYS A438 Introduction to Astrophysics 3 crs.

This introduction to astrophysics is an elective course for the physics major sequences.  Topics include the physical principles of the tools of astronomy; the physics of stars and planetary systems; galaxies and cosmology. 

Prerequisites: PHYS A240, PHYS A241, MATH A259

PHYS A445 Advanced Laboratory Physics 3 crs.

This is an advanced laboratory course for physics majors with the objective of training students to be self-reliant in planning and performing experiments not ordinarily done at the elementary level. Experiments are performed in such areas as electronics, mechanics, atomic physics and spectroscopy and emphasis will be placed on experimental error analysis.  Lab fee $50.

Prerequisites: PHYS A240, PHYS A241  

PHYS A450 Quantum Mechanics 4 crs.

This course gives an introductory treatment of quantum mechanics. Starting with the experimental evidence, it introduces the Schroedinger and Heisenberg formulations of quantum theory, discusses basic properties of the Schroedinger equation and provides an elementary introduction to axiomatic structure of quantum mechanics.

Prerequisites: MATH A259, PHYS A240  

PHYS A495 Special Projects IV arr.

Prerequisite: PHYS A395  

PHYS A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort. 

PHYS A497 Internship/Practicum arr.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory. 

PHYS A498 Research Project arr.

This project focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report. 

PHYS A499 Independent Study arr. 

PHYS H234 Faith, Science, and Religion 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course will critically analyze various ways of knowing: faith, science, and theology (critical analysis of faith). The methods of the physical sciences and the life sciences will be discussed. Topics will include the epic of creation, evolution, and quantum theory. 

PHYS H498 Honors Thesis 3 crs. 

PHYS T122 Introduction to Physics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

The purposes of the course are (1) to familiarize the student with the behavior of physical reality, (2) to consider the manner in which scientists across the ages have philosophized on physical reality, (3) to contrast classical physics with modern physics, and (4) to foster within the students a scientific literacy.

PHYS Z130 Faith, Science, and Religion 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course will critically analyze various ways of knowing: faith, science, and theology (critical analysis of faith). The methods of the physical sciences and the life sciences will be discussed. Topics will include the epic of creation, evolution, and quantum theory. 

PHYS Z131 Physics of Sound 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course explores the science underlying the phenomena of sound, with particular emphasis on topics related to musical sound. Students will gain an understanding of basic physical and mathematical concepts relating to sound production, propagation and perception – as well as sound recording and sound reproduction.

 PHYS Z134 Astronomy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

The purpose of this course is to place the participant in one of the cultural mainstreams of mankind’s past, present, and future by making available the rich mines of historical and practical astronomy, as well as modern space age discoveries and theories, in a comprehensive form.

Prerequisite: Any MATH A100 or above

Psychological Sciences

CHAIR: Mary Brazier Office: 444 Monroe Hall
PROFESSORS: Glenn M. Hymel, Janet R. Matthews, Evan L. Zucker
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Mary M. Brazier, Kim Ernst, Lawrence Lewis
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Charles Corprew, III, Kendall Erskine, Erin Dupuis
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/psychology/

Today psychology plays an important part in the background that every well educated person should have. For this reason, the department emphasizes the contribution that psychology can make to the liberal education of all students, including helping all students become intelligent "consumers" of psychological information. At the same time, the departmental program is designed to provide a thorough base of knowledge and skills for those students who are preparing to pursue graduate degrees to become professional psychologists or earn graduate or professional degrees in fields other than psychology (i.e., M.S.W., M.B.A., J.D.), as well as for those desiring a terminal degree in psychology without plans for graduate education.

The department also offers a formal degree program in which the student can major in psychology and simultaneously complete the course requirements expected for admission to medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-related post-baccalaureate programs.

As undergraduate psychology majors have a variety of goals, the department makes a conscious effort to individualize the learning process and the curriculum. Incoming psychology majors are assigned to faculty advisers, and the effort is made to maintain this student-advisor relationship until the student graduates. Higher level instruction for psychology students is done with heavy reliance on close work with a faculty adviser who directs the student in the choice of areas of study and adjunct courses designed with the goals and interests of the individual student in mind. Students are encouraged to engage in research under the supervision of a faculty member, enroll in off-campus practicum experiences, and conduct course-related service learning. This permits maximum flexibility and efficiency in the planning of a truly personalized undergraduate education.

The program leading to the B.S. in psychology consists of a core of four courses (including a capstone course), four structured psychology electives involving psychology both as a social science and a natural science, one lab, and three other psychology electives. Electives and adjunct courses are chosen in consultation with the advisor to help the individual student attain their desired educational goals.

Adjunct Courses

The department maintains no set list of required adjuncts for students majoring in Psychology. Those fulfilling the requirements for admission to health-related professional programs do have a set of prescribed adjunct courses to complete.

Requirements for Degree

Total hours in psychology are 34 as follows:

1. Core   12 hours
  a. Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
  b. Introduction to Research 3 hours
  c. Statistics and Methods 3 hours
  d. History and Systems (capstone) 3 hours
2. Psychology as a Social Science   6 hours
3. Psychology as a Natural Science   7 hours
4. Psychology Electives   9 hours

Departmental Comprehensive Examination

In order to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the depth and breadth of psychology, a senior comprehensive exam is given the semester before graduation. Successful performance on the departmental comprehensive exam is required for graduation. Information on both the comprehensive examination and the required criterion score is available from the chair of the department.

Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Freshman  
F
S
Major PSYC A100 — Electives
3
6
Foreign Language  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
6
   
15
15
     
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major PSYC A301 / A303 - Electives
3
6
Adjunct/Electives  
6
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major PSYC Electives
3
7
Adjunct/Electives  
6
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
16
     
31
Senior  
F
S
Major PSYC Electives — A470
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
9
9
Common Curriculum  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
TOTAL: 121 cr. hrs.    

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Specific Common Curriculum requirements are given in the beginning of this chapter under Curriculum Design. Refer to Common Curriculum in the index for page number.

Bachelor of Science - Psychology/Pre-Health Program

Freshman  
F
S
Major PSYC A100 — Electives
3
6
Adjunct BIOL A106 / A107 — A108 / A109
4
4
Adjunct CHEM A105 / A107 — A106 / A108
4
4
Adjunct MATH A257
4
0
Common Curriculum  
3
3
   
18
17
     
35
Sophomore  
F
S
Major PSYC A301 / A303 - Electives
6
3
Adjunct CHEM A300 — A301
3
3
Adjunct CHEM A305
0
2
Adjunct PHYS A115 — A116 [ plus labs A112 - A113]
4
4
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
16
18
     
34
Junior  
F
S
Major PSYC Electives
3
7
Adjunct  
3
0
Common Curriculum  
3
3
Foreign Language  
0
3
Electives   3 0
   
12
13
     
28
Senior  
F
S
Major PSYC Elective — A470
3
3
Common Curriculum Advanced
9
9
Elective Elective
3
3
   
15
15
     
27
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.    

View Psychology Course Descriptions

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Psychology (PSYC)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology 3 crs.

This course is a survey of the major fields of psychology. It is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses.

PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology 3 crs.

This course covers the development of behavior and psychological activity through the prenatal period, infancy, childhood, adolescence, maturity, and old age with emphasis on the normal person.

Prerequisite: PSYC A100.

PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology 3 crs.

This course is a survey of psychological disorders with emphasis on clinical "picture," explanatory theories, and etiological research. Intervention procedures are briefly addressed.

Prerequisite: PSYC A100.

PSYC A240 Social Psychology 3 crs.

Social determinants of individual behavior and of group interaction are examined with emphasis on current research literature.

Prerequisite: PSYC A100.

PSYC A241 Psychology of Personal Adjustment 3 crs.

Good personal adjustment is defined as the effective solution of individual problems and the creation of a viable system of personal values. The constraints and conditions affecting these behaviors are examined.

Prerequisite: PSYC A100.

PSYC A301 Introduction to Research 3 crs.

This course concerns the application of scientific methods to psychology with emphasis on designing research and on report writing.

Prerequisite: 9 hrs. in PSYC, including PSYC A100, or 6 hrs. and concurrent enrollment in 3 PSYC hrs.

PSYC A303 Statistics and Methods 3 crs.

This course focuses on descriptive and inferential statistics. This course stresses the analysis and interpretation of data, frequency distribution analysis, tests of significance, correlational methods, analysis of variance, and selected nonparametric tests.

Prerequisites: PSYC A301; one college-level math course.

PSYC A315 Physiological Psychology 3 crs.

This course is an investigation of the biological basis of behavior. The focus is on neural and hormonal regulation and control of behavior.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A316 Physiological Psychology Laboratory 1 cr.

This course involves structured laboratory experiences which approximately parallel the course content of PSYC A315. It is an optional lab to accompany PSYC A315.  Lab fee $50.

Co-requisite: PSYC A315.

PSYC A320 Psychology of Learning 3 crs.

This course is an examination of contemporary theories and problems of learning.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

Co-requisite: PSYC A321.

PSYC A321 Animal Operant Lab 1 cr.

This course involves structured laboratory experiences in the operant conditioning of the laboratory rat. It is an obligatory lab to accompany PSYC A320.  Lab fee $50.

Co-requisite: PSYC A320.

PSYC A322 Cognition 3 crs.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the cognitive processes underlying human behavior, their experimental origins, and their theoretical significance.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A323 Cognition Lab 1 cr.

This course involves structured laboratory experiences in traditional and contemporary areas of cognitive psychology. It is an optional lab to accompany PSYC A322.  Lab fee $50.

Co-requisite: PSYC A322.

PSYC A326 Environmental Psychology 3 crs.

This course is a survey of environmental psychology. Areas of focus include ambient envorinmental variables, environmental stressors, density and crowding, architecture and behavior, and pro-environmental behaviors. Living, learning, working, and recreational environments are considered, as are instiutional environments.

Prerequisite: PSYC A100.

PSYC A327 Studies in Psychology of Women 3 crs.

This course investigates the life span development of women. The predominant focus concerns the ways in which class, gender, race, and cultural background affect the individual. Also addressed are issues and factors related to societal stereotypes of women.

Prerequisite: PSYC A100.

PSYC A345 Psychology of Testing and Measurement 3 crs.

This course is a survey of the principles and practice of basic psychological testing, theory of measurement, test construction, and reliability/validity of test instruments. Emphasis is on tests of intelligence, aptitude, interests, organic brain dysfunction, and personality functions.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A346 Test and Measurements Lab 1 cr.

This course involves supervised laboratory experience in administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests. It is an obligatory lab to accompany PSYC A345.  Lab fee $50.

Co-requisite: PSYC A345.

PSYC A350 Industrial/ Organizational Psychology 3 crs.

This course involves applications of psychological principles to human problems in organizations, individual needs, and motives as they affect group achievement.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A414 Health Psychology 3 crs.

This course focuses on the relationship between psychological theory, principles, and methods and the assessment, prevention, maintenance, and restoration of physical health. Doctor-patient relationships and their impact on health are also considered.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303 or permission of instructor.

PSYC A415 Psychopharmacology 3 crs.

This course covers principles of pharmacology and a detalied study of therapeutic and abused drug classes that affect psychological functioning and behavior. Mechanisms of action, neurobiological bases, clinical applications, tolerance and dependence, side effects, and abuse potentials are considered.

Prerequisites: PSYC A303, A315 or permission of instructor.

PSYC A416 Sensation and Perception 3 crs.

This course is an intensive study of sensory processes and perceptual organization. Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A417 Sensation and Perception Lab 1 cr.

This course involves structured laboratory experiences in sensation and perception which parallels and complements PSYC A416. Included are experiments in classical psychophysics. It is an optional lab to accompany PSYC A416.  Lab fee $50.

PSYC A440 Theories of Personality 3 crs.

This course is a review and critical evaluation of major personality theories and their supporting evidence with readings from original sources.

Prerequisite: PSYC A235.

PSYC A441 Clinical Psychology 3 crs.

This course includes a brief history of clinical psychology, roles of the modern clinical psychologist, description of assessment and therapy techniques, current journal articles, experiential exercises to illustrate some areas of discussion, and an integrative final paper.

Prerequisites: PSYC A301, A235.

PSYC A455 Emotion and Motivation 3 crs.

This course is a survey of contemporary theories, research, and critical review of their relevant problems.

Prerequisites: PSYC A303 and A315 or A320 or A322.

PSYC A456 Comparative Psychology 3 crs.

This course is a topic-oriented survey of animal behavior. Opportunities for research are included.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A459 Naturalistic Observation Lab 1 cr.

This laboratory course addresses the ways that behavioral data can be obtained through systematic, unbiased, naturalistic observations. Topics include sources of bias, scheduling observations, ethograms, and sampling techniques.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303 or permission of instructor.

PSYC A470 History and Systems of Psychology 3 crs.

This required capstone course for majors addresses those historical antecedents to contemporary psychology as well as the several systems or schools of psychology that have given direction to the discipline.

Prerequisite: PSYC A303.

PSYC A488 Senior Research 2 crs.

This course is an intensive literature review which culminates in the preparation of a formal written proposal for an undergraduate thesis.

Prerequisites: permission of instructor; advanced junior standing.

PSYC A489 Senior Thesis 1 cr.

This course involves the completion of an empirical research project and writing of an undergraduate thesis.

Prerequisites: PSYC A488 and permission of instructor.

PSYC A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

Research and readings are on selected topics. Open only to second-semester junior or senior psychology students.

Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

PSYC A495 Special Project arr.

Learning experiences will be designed to meet the special needs of advanced majors. Content, activities, credit, and frequency of scheduling are variable.

Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

PSYC A496 Seminar 3 crs.

Course content varies each semester but is keyed to student and faculty interest.

Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

PSYC A497 Practicum in Applied Psychology 3 crs.

This course involves supervised field experience in cooperation with New Orleans area agencies. On-campus meetings and written assignments are required.

Prerequisites: advanced junior standing; permission of instructor.

PSYC A499 Independent Studies arr.

PSYC X230 Models of Human Behavior 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Behavioral/Social Sciences Modern

This course provides a multidisciplinary survey of several theorists, includinh–Freud, Skinner, Rogers, as well as classical philosophers. Human behavior is considered as a function of human nature, which in turn reflects varying perspectives on reality, truth, and values.

Religious Studies

CHAIR: Timothy Cahill, Ph.D., Office: 409 Bobet Hall
Professors: Robert Gnuse, Denis Janz, Kenneth Keulman, Catherine Wessinger
Associate Professors: Peter Bernardi, S.J., Boyd Blundell, Timothy Cahill
Assistant Professors: Terri Bednarz, R.S.M., Aaron Spevack
Extraordinary Faculty: Michael Bouzigard, S.J., Ann Daniells, Victoria Hippard, Robert Loewy, Michael A. Novak, Mari Rethelyi, Elizabeth Willems, S.S.N.D.
WEB PAGE: http://chn.loyno.edu/religious-studies

The academic study of religion is pursued in a spirit of free intellectual inquiry. The immediate concern of the religious studies program is to achieve an understanding of the person as a religious believer and of the impact of religion upon human existence. This means that religion is reflected upon as a force that has shaped and been shaped by social, political, scientific, and ethical concerns. Since Loyola is a Catholic university, these studies are undertaken from within the perspective of the Catholic tradition. The Department of Religious Studies is ecumenical both in the composition of its faculty and in its outlook.

Students electing a religious studies major are assigned a faculty adviser in the department. They can choose a track in Christianity or a track in World Religions. For the track in Christianity, students must complete 30 credit hours of religious studies with the following required courses: Introduction to World Religions (prerequisite), Old Testament as Literature, New Testament as Literature, Christian Ethics, Early Christian Thought, Medieval Christian Thought, Modern Christian Thought, one major elective (not in Common Curriculum), and three additional elective courses. For the track in World Religions, students must complete 30 credit hours of religious studies with the following required courses: Introduction to World Religions (prerequisite), Old Testament as Literature, New Testament as Literature, one of Early, Medieval, or Modern Christian Thought, one major elective (not in Common Curriculum), and six additional elective courses. Minors are also available in both tracks. Adjuncts in appropriate disciplines and foreign language study are encouraged.

The Department of Religious Studies supports and oversees the interdisciplinary minor in Catholic Studies.  The department's longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary learning is evidenced not only in its curriculum, but in the support of interdisciplinary majors and minors across the university.  We offer courses in support of the following interdisciplinary minors: Asian Studies, Catholic Studies, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle East Peace Studies, Womens Studies.

Bachelor of Arts - Religious Studies
Christianity Track

Freshman  
F
S
Major RELS T122
3
0
Major RELS U249 — U247
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
9
Foreign Language  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major RELS A200 — A201
3
3
Major RELS Elective
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
6
   
18
15
     
33
Junior  
F
S
Major RELS A202 & V242
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
9
Common Curriculum  
6
3
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major RELS Electives
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
0
Adjunct/Electives  
9
12
   
15
15
     
30
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

Bachelor of Arts - Religious Studies World Religions Track

Freshman  
F
S
Major RELS T122
3
0
Major RELS U249 — U247
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
9
Foreign Language  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
Sophomore  
F
S
Major RELS A200 or A201 or A202
3
0
Major RELS Elective
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
9
   
18
15
     
33
Junior  
F
S
Major RELS Electives
6
3
Adjunct/Electives  
3
9
Common Curriculum  
6
3
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major RELS Electives
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
0
Adjunct/Electives  
9
12
   
15
15
     
30
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

View Religious Studies Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)

Religious Studies (RELS)

Humanities and Natural Sciences


RELS A200 Early Christian Thought 3 crs.

This course is a study of the development of Christian thought through the Ante and Post Nicene periods to the end of the patristic period.

Required of all majors.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A201 Medieval Christian Thought 3 crs.

This course is a study of Christian thought from the end of the patristic period to the eve of the Reformation. Within this period, interest will center on the three centuries between 1000 A.D. and 1300 A.D.

Required of all majors.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A202 Modern Christian Thought 3 crs.

This course examines the development of Christian thought from the Reformation through the modern period.

Required for all majors.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A215 The Pentateuch 3 crs.

The various theological traditions which comprise the Pentateuch and related writings will be critically studied for their literary value, religious insights, and theological importance for their age and our own.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A216 Biblical Wisdom Literature 3 crs.

Proverbs, Koheleth, Job, Sirach, and Wisdom will be critically studied in terms of their literary quality, philosophical and existential attitudes towards life, theological content, and intellectual relationship to the rest of scripture and the ancient Near Eastern intellectual tradition.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A236 Hebrew Prophets 3 crs.

The message of the Hebrew Prophets with its religious, social, political, and economic implications will be studied in order to see its relationship with the rest of Scripture and the development of prophetic criticism which continues into our own age.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A255 Synoptic Gospels 3 crs.

After a brief introduction to the question of the literary genre of the gospel, the course will deal with the different theologies of the first three gospels, related to the social concerns of the communities to which they were addressed.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A300 Pauline Writings 3 crs.

This course will explore the development of Paul’s thought through his epistles, focusing on major themes such as sin, justification, faith, and the body of Christ. Influences on his thought such as Hellenistic philosophical and theological speculations and rabbinic theologizing will also be considered.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A310 Religions of Asia 3 crs.

This course is a study of the history and contemporary status of at least two of the following religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, the Chinese religious tradition, and Islam.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A315 Johannine Literature 3 crs.

This course covers the fourth gospel, the Johannine Epistles, and the Apocalypse. Literary, linguistic, and theological criteria will be discussed in establishing the distinctiveness of this body of literature within the New Testament. John’s contribution to subsequent theology will be discussed by contrasting his synthesis with that of Paul and Synoptics.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A320 The Christian God 3 crs.

This course is a study of the problem of belief as it evolved from the enlightenment period to the present, the bearing of the secularization process on God-talk and traditional approaches to God, an investigation of recent efforts by process thinkers to reconstruct the idea of God, and implications for Christian theologies and life.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A335 Theological Method 3 crs.

An inquiry into how theology understands its role in religion, this course puts particular emphasis on theology after the advent of the historical sciences.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A350 Christology 3 crs.

This course includes a brief look at New Testament Christology; a brief study of the pre-Nicene views of Christ; the rise of counterpositions; the official response in the Councils of Nicea, Constantinople I, Ephesus, and Chalcedon; contemporary critiques of the classical model and recent revisions.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A354 Dynamics of Salvation 3 crs.

This course is a study of the history and contemporary status of theories of redemption.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A358 Ecumenical Theology 3 crs.

This course begins with a review of the origins of Christian division and the motives for the restoration of Christian unity. It then analyzes progress towards this goal by reviewing the recent theological literature and focusing particularly on the joint statements of the official Lutheran-Catholic dialogues.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A360 Theology in 19th, 20th Centuries 3 crs.

This course traces the emergence of the modern theological consciousness in such major figures as Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Harnack, Barth, Tillich, Newman, Rahner, etc. It also attempts to assess the significance of movements such as Protestant liberalism, Catholic modernism, and neo-orthodoxy for this development.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A368 Christianity and the Environment 3 crs

This course will involve participants in an investigation of the developing understanding of the universe and Earth as divine manifestation and salvation history. We will focus particularly on the Creation-affirming tradition within the Christian tradition and discern its capacity to inform contemporary scientific perspectives and interpretations with an appreciation and articulation of their sacred dimension. 

RELS A380 Religion and Media 3 crs.

This seminar encourages awareness of the manifestations of religion in media–uses of media by religious groups, news coverage of media, treatment of religious themes in various media–to foster critical consumption and production of media relating to religion.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A400 Theology of Vatican II 3 crs.

This course is a study of the documents of Vatican II and the changes in Roman Catholicism since Vatican II. Also discussed is why the changes occurred and what fundamental shifts were behind the changes.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A411 Hindu Theology 3 crs.

This course is a study of the rise and development of Hindu theistic thought in the millennium following Shankara (788 — 820 A.D.). The schools of identity, of difference, and of difference-in-identity will be critically studied.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A417 Women, Religion, Culture 3 crs.

This course is an investigation of the mutual impact of religious belief and gender roles. Special topics include the origin of patriarchy, structures of patriarchy, function of shamanism in women’s lives, women in patriarchal religions, violence perpetuated against women in patriarchal cultures/religions, and women creating women’s religion.

Prerequisites: RELS T122 or RELS H295; junior standing.

RELS A440 Philosophy of Religion 3 crs.

A study of the philosophical problems raised by religious experience, the course will conclude with an investigation of religious experience on the personal or individual level with accompanying problems.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A441 Psychology of Religion 3 crs.

This course is a general introduction to the psychological study of religious behavior, comprising a short history of the subject with special attention to classic writings since 1890, a review of outstanding theories and methods, and a representative sampling of recent research, especially on personality and developments.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS A442 Millennium Seminar 3 crs.

This course is a cross-cultural investigation of the diversity of religious patterns that scholars have termed millennialism, the expectation of an imminent transition to a collective salvation. Catastrophic millennialism, progressive millennialism, nativist millennial movements, and why some millennial groups become involved in violence will be studied.

Prerequisites: RELS T122 or RELS H295; junior standing.

RELS A470 The Spirituality of the Nature Writers 3 crs

We are increasingly aware of nature's impression upon us - of its profound meaning and influence on our physical, psychic and spiritual well-being.  Here is our first experience of delight and ecstacy, awe and wonder, of the sacred, of our spirituality, of the Creator.  Thus, anyone who would seek self-understanding, creativity, wisdom, fulfillment, spirituality, not to mention a relationship with God, has direct, unmediated access through the experience of the natural world.

RELS A493 Directed Readings arr.

RELS A495 Special Project arr.

This project focuses on the creative or productive efforts of one or more students. A special project is distinguished from a research project in its lack of the historical or experimental method and perspective characteristics of research.

RELS A496 Seminar/Workshop arr.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

RELS A498 Research Project arr.

This project focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report.

RELS A499 Independent Study arr.

RELS H295 Honors Religious Studies  3 crs.

Common Curriculum: University Honors Program

This is an Honors Religious Studies course.  Topics will vary.

RELS T122 Introduction to World Religions 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Introductory

This course intends to provide an overview of the world’s great religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Religion, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) in terms of basic similarities and differences.

RELS U246 Judaism 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course gives an overall picture of Judaism–its customs, rituals, festivals; study of the prophets of Israel: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the influence of their messages upon teachings of Jesus and Christian church. The life and message of Jesus will be studied from Jewish point of view.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U247 New Testament as Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This study of the New Testament as literature will consider the various factors involved: the New Testament is ancient, religious literature which is regarded as revealed by Christians. All these factors will be examined in order to appreciate this body of writings as literature.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

 RELS U249 Old Testament as Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

The literary, theological, and social-cultural development of the Old Testament will be reviewed with frequent references to the ongoing implications for our modern day situation, both in regard to our religious institutions and society in general.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U253 Hindu Paths to God 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a historical and systematic study of the varieties of Hinduism, their cultural setting, theological and philosophical import, ways of prayer and worship, and religious literature.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U263 The Ancient Mind 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will concentrate on the intellectual heritage of the ancient Near East prior to the rise of classical culture. In particular, the course will observe the interplay of ancient biblical values in an effort to understand the intellectual prehistory and origin of values for the Western tradition.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U265 Spiritual Ways of China 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a study of the spiritual traditions of China. Topics include Confucianism, Taoism, Chinese Buddhism, folk religion, cosmology and humanism, Mao, and contemporary developments.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U269 Death: Comparative Views 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a study of religious and nonreligious views of death in Eastern religions, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, and the contemporary West, etc. Differences in these views will be examined on ethical issues concerning life and death, e.g., suicide, euthanasia, abortion, and the death penalty.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U270 Poets and Sages: Old Testament 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

The course will study hymnic and wisdom literature of the Bible (psalms, wisdom, novels). The goal will be to perceive the human dimension of this literature–its expression of human emotions and philosophical reflection on life’s great issues. Its impact upon aesthetic, intellectual, and psychological aspects of the Western tradition will be considered.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U275 The Bible and Creation 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

The purpose of this course is to understand the biblical view of creation in the biblical text, especially the Hebrew Canon, and to consider the implications for contemporary environmental issues, the relationship of biblical views of creation to modern understandings of the universe, the debate over Scientific Creationism, and the direction of Christian theology which is sensitive to modern scientific theory. Creation accounts in the ancient Near East and narratives in Genesis 2, Genesis 1, and Proverbs 8 will be given close attention in terms of their views of the origin of the world, the divine-human relationship, the nature of the created order, the male-female relationship, and human finitude.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U281 Women in World Religions 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is the historical and cultural study of the world religions in order to understand the ways that women’s roles in society and religious beliefs are interrelated and affect one another. Women’s roles and experiences in the religions are examined, as well as how the religions have regarded women as evidenced in scriptures, myths, and theologies.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U285 Heresies and Heretics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a historical and theological survey of those variant streams in Christianity which have been deemed heresies, from the early church to the time of the Reformation. The course will include reflection on the nature of heresy and on the impact of politics, personality, and spirituality on the development of Christian doctrine.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U299 Apocalyptic Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will study Apocalyptic literature within the biblical context and its subsequent use by Western European culture. This course shall discern the original historical, social, and religious context of the literature, then trace its use and misuse through the Middle Ages up to our own modern American setting.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U336 Parables of Jesus 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

Parables of Jesus will be studied as language-events, that is, as stories which engage the hearer in personal struggle to understand their deeper level of meaning. They challenge the hearer to reexamine the world and its presuppositions and to make decisions based on a reversal of expectations.

RELS U339 Experience of Grace 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the experience and theology of Christian conversion and grace in Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, the Council of Trent, Rahner, and contemporary liberation theology. The course will discuss the meaning of Christian conversion and will reflect on a variety of understandings or models of grace that arise from Christian experience.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U343 Women in the Christianity 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an examination in historical terms of the tension between the significant religious opportunities available to women in the Christian tradition, and the subordination of women in Christian institutions. This historical examination will begin with women in the scriptures, trace women in European Christian history through the Reformation, and then focus on Christian women in America.

RELS U348 Christian Origins 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course studies the rise and development of primitive Christianity within the context of Hellenistic culture and civilization. Attention is paid to such questions as Christianity’s development of distinctive ritual, its millennial tendencies, its ethical code, and community structure and organization, against the background of similar developments.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U377 Buddhism 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a study of the rise and development of the Buddha’s Middle Way. The life of the Buddha, basic texts and scriptures, and schools of thought will be studied. Topics include nirvana, enlightenment, emptiness, Theravada/ Mahayana, and the differences among Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhism.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U386 Medieval Synthesis 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an introduction to the major personalities and problems in medieval theology focusing on the construction and disintegration of the medieval synthesis.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295. 

RELS U388 Sin: History of an Idea 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course links together central human questions of personal and social moral responsibility and of relationship with God. Sin will be studied in historical and biblical contexts. Ethical, psychological, sociological, religious, and literary perspectives will be used in reappraisal of this key category of Judeo-Christian tradition.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS U396 Law: Ancient World 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the place of law in ancient society, emphasizing Semitic codes of ancient Near East (Bible and Greco-Roman laws) and its relationship to morality. Meeting of Semitic-Judaic and Greco-Roman in the first Christian centuries produced natural law and canon law of later times. Relevant social issues are examined.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V330 Faith, Science, and Religion 3 crs.

RELS V242 Christian Ethics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course examines significant attempts by various Christian thinkers to relate their religious beliefs and practices to the realizing of moral aspirations and the solving of moral problems.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V344 Social Policy and the Christian 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a critical analysis of the role of Christianity and ethics in both responding to and shaping of social policy.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V251 Protestant Christianity 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is an introduction to the central ideas and characteristic ethos of Protestant Christianity as found in the 16th-century reformers and their heirs–Luther, Calvin, the radical reformers, puritanism, liberalism, fundamentalism, etc.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V252 Catholicism 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a theological study of the principal doctrinal, ethical, and ritual symbols of the Roman Catholic tradition. The course will focus on those elements of the tradition that are distinctive to Catholicism with special emphasis on the meaning of church and the role of the sacraments.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V260 Discovering Islam 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is an introduction into the central experiences and teachings of Islam. Topics include Muhammad, Qur’an, Sunna, Shi’as, Sunnis, Sufis, relationships to Judaism and Christianity, the problems of modernity, and Islam in North America.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V267 Native American Religions 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a study of the myths, ideas, rituals, and experiences of the tribal religions of North America. Topics include tribal experience, non-literacy and oral tradition, cosmology, shamanism, kinship with natural world, and interactions with Christianity.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V298 Psychology and Religion 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course is a study of major modern psychological interpretations of religion. The writings of significant authors will be presented, e.g., Freud, James, and Jung, and their views evaluated. Critiques of religion will be studied. Research papers will be given in class.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V358 Ignatius Loyola 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

The course will analyze the vision of God, the world and the human person presented by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. The course will also develop themes of creation, sin and mercy, discipleship, Christian discernment, and the Paschal Mystery, and will study the Ignatian vision as embodied in the 20th-century writer, Teilhard de Chardin.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V364 20th-century Religious Thought 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course investigates contemporary movements in theology, e.g., fundamentalism, conservatism, liberalism, neo-orthodoxy, liberation theology, death of God theory, futuristic theology, charismatic movement, and post-Vatican II Roman Catholic theology.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V368 Mystery of Suffering 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

Suffering is a common experience of all peoples. For this reason, all religions give it a place of central importance. In one sense, suffering is a cause of religion. What any religion has to say about suffering reveals its anthropology and its point of view about the purpose of existence.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

RELS V381 Philosophical Reason and Catholic Faith

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course considers the relation between reason and faith, and philosophy and theology, with special attention to Catholic faith. It will focus upon contrasting views of these relations in such authors as Augustine, Aquinas, Lonergan, Rahner, Kierkegaard, Peperzak, Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, John Haldane, and John Paul II.

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course will critically analyze various ways of knowing: faith, science, and theology (critical analysis of faith). The methods of the physical sciences and the life sciences will be discussed. Topics will include the epic of creation, evolution, and quantum theory. (Also listed as PHYS Z130).

Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS H295.

College of Music and Fine Arts Overview

DEAN: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
OFFICE: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
ASSOCIATE DEAN: Anthony A. DeCuir, Ph.D.
OFFICE: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
DEPARTMENTS: Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, Visual Arts
WEB PAGE: cmfa.loyno.edu

Mission

The College of Music and Fine Arts prepares students for careers in the arts and for lives of purpose in the Ignatian tradition. As the preeminent center of fine and performing arts study among all Jesuit colleges and universities in North America, the College serves a leadership role in demonstrating the centrality of the arts to the human endeavor. Students are prepared for the fine and performing arts together with the many creative professions in a manner that reflects clearly the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice. Situated in a city of tremendous cultural importance, the College serves the people of New Orleans and the surrounding region as a center for artistic and scholarly work of all kinds, and seeks to develop, value and promote the varied traditions of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts.

Vision

The College of Music and Fine Arts is an academic community made up of artists, scholars, practitioners and students who believe in the transformative power of the arts and who are dedicated to the education of the whole person in the Ignatian tradition. We seek to be a leader, not only among the Jesuit colleges and universities in North America, but also among comprehensive universities offering comparable programs in the fine and performing arts. In pursuit of this goal we seek to have a faculty who are national leaders in their fields, to offer a professional education in music, theatre, dance and the visual arts within a broader academic environment deeply informed by the liberal arts tradition and recognized for its excellence, rigor and innovation. We aspire to be recognized nationally not only for the artistic and academic quality of our students and alumni, but also for their social and spiritual engagement. We will work to recruit and retain students who are both artistically talented and intellectually curious and who seek an education that fosters development of the entire mind and spirit. Whether our students go on to careers in the arts or use their study as a springboard to other professions, they will carry with them the creativity and discipline necessary for artistic endeavor, linked with the critical judgment that is at the heart of liberal education and the Jesuit value of a life lived with and for others.

Accreditation

The College of Music and Fine Arts, founded in 1932, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The college also holds memberships in the Association of American Colleges, Jesuit Educational Association, National Catholic Educational Association, and the American Music Therapy Association. The music education curriculum, in consortium with Our Lady of Holy Cross College, is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for teacher certification in the State of Louisiana. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Admission Requirements

In addition to normal university admission, entry to the Music programs in the College of Music and Fine Arts requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music and Fine Arts audition application prior to scheduling their audition or interview. 

Admission to the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance and/or portfolio audition, in addition to normal university admission. This audition also serves as a basis of consideration for awarding theatre arts scholarships.

In the Visual Arts, an entry portfolio is required of students who are seeking scholarships or advanced placement, and of transfer students who wish to have course credit from other institutions applied to their Loyola transcripts.

Click here to visit the College of Music and Fine Arts admissions page for more information on Admission requirements.

Scholarships

Talent-based scholarships are awarded annually to music, theatre arts, and visual arts majors. These awards vary according to the discipline of study. Please see the College of Music and Fine Arts admissions page for scholarship consideration information and deadlines.

Music scholarships depend on the student’s potential for continued musical and academic progress, and the performance needs of the college. Retention of a music scholarship depends on satisfactory musical and academic progress and the student’s fulfillment of performance requirements as stipulated in the scholarship contract. Only students pursuing degrees in the following programs are eligible for music scholarship consideration: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts in Music.

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance administers talent-based scholarships annually for theatre arts majors. These awards vary according to the student’s theatrical skills, potential for continued development and academic progress, and the needs of the department.

The Department of Visual Arts offers freshmen scholarships, which are open only to incoming freshmen. The Visual Arts Portfolio and Scholarship Review Committee recommends outstanding incoming freshmen to each receive an annual award, in the form of tuition reduction, renewable for the subsequent undergraduate years. Those wishing to be considered for these freshmen scholarships must have completed all university applications and must have submitted a portfolio of art work by the deadline.

Performance Standards And Proficiencies

Individual degree programs and departments stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisers concerning these requirements.

Music

All B.M., B.M.E., B.M.T., and B.A. students are required to pass a music reading proficiency examination which consists of singing at sight samples of music in compound and simple meters and modulations to closely related keys. Ordinarily this examination is an integral part of the second-semester sophomore theory course.

Every candidate for a music degree must display a minimum proficiency in piano. An examination to determine such proficiency is ordinarily given at the end of the sophomore year. Students not meeting requirements by this time must continue to study piano until the required standards are met.

A junior and senior recital is required of all bachelor of music in performance candidates. Candidates for the degrees B.M.T., B.M., B.M.E. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies, and B.M. with Elective Studies are required to make at least one appearance in a recital during their period of study. This appearance must show on transcripts as Junior Recital. All students must stand jury examinations each semester that they are enrolled in applied study except for the terms in which they are subject to recital juries.

Theatre Arts and Dance

All students are expected to be involved in at least one production each semester. Completion of at least one production crew is required by the fall term of the sophomore year. A student placed on academic probation must cease all production activity until good standing is restored. Majors and minors are expected to participate in departmental forums and the annual spring meeting.

Each senior develops a personalized project. Projects maybe the directing of a short play and the compiling of a production book; the writing of a research thesis; the design of a production. Those in theatre arts/business may propose a management project.

In order to graduate with a degree in theatre arts, a student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA as well as a 2.5 departmental GPA. All majors are expected to achieve a minimum of 2.5 in theatre arts courses.

Graduation Requirements And Eligibility

In addition to satisfying the university graduation requirement of a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average, departments within the College of Music and Fine Arts adhere to certain grade point and course requirements. To be eligible for graduation, students must complete their last 30 semester hours at Loyola.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Music

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minor Programs

Theatre Arts and Dance

Bachelor of Arts

Minor Programs

Visual Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Minor Programs

 

Music

DEAN: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
Office: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
ASSOCIATE DEAN: Anthony A. DeCuir, Ph.D.
Office: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
COORDINATORS: H. Jac McCracken- Keyboard Studies, Jean Montès- Strings, Philip Frohnmayer - Vocal Activities, Joseph Hebert Jr.- Wind and Percussion Activities, Edward McClellan- Music Education, Victoria Vega- Music Therapy, John Mahoney- Jazz Studies, William Horne- Music Theory, Alice V. Clark- Music History & Literature, Meg Hulley Frazier- Choral Activities, John Snyder- Music Industry Studies
WEB PAGE: cmfa.loyno.edu/music

Mission Statement

The College of Music serves as the preeminent center of music study among all Jesuit Colleges and Universities throughout the United States and recognizes the historical role of music in the Roman Catholic Church. The College of Music offers professional and liberal arts music programs in a rigorous academic environment. Students are prepared for music professions in a manner that reflects the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice. The College of Music provides the campus, region, and nation with musical activities demonstrating the University's commitment to the arts.

Admission Requirements

Click here to vist the College of Music and Fine Arts Admissions page.

In addition to normal university admission, entry to the Music programs in the College of Music and Fine Arts requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music and Fine Arts audition application prior to scheduling their audition or interview.

Scholarships

The College of Music and Fine Arts administers talent-based scholarships annually.  These awards vary according to the discipline of study.

Music scholarships depend on the student’s potential for continued musical and academic progress, and the performance needs of the college. Retention of a music scholarship depends on satisfactory musical and academic progress and the student’s fulfillment of performance requirements as stipulated in the scholarship contract. Only students pursuing degrees in the following programs are eligible for music scholarship consideration: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts in Music. Please see the College of Music and Fine Arts admissions page for scholarship consideration information and deadlines.

Performance Standards and Proficiencies

Individual degree programs stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisers concerning these requirements.

All B.M., B.M.E., B.M.T., and B.A. students are required to pass a music reading proficiency examination which consists of singing at sight samples of music in compound and simple meters and modulations to closely related keys. Ordinarily this examination is an integral part of the second-semester sophomore theory course.

Every candidate for a music degree must display a minimum proficiency in piano. An examination to determine such proficiency is ordinarily given at the end of the sophomore year. Students not meeting requirements by this time must continue to study piano until the required standards are met.

A junior and senior recital is required of all bachelor of music in performance candidates. Candidates for the degrees B.M.T., B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies, and B.M. with Elective Studies are required to make at least one appearance in a recital during their period of study. This appearance must show on transcripts as Junior Recital. All students must stand jury examinations each semester that they are enrolled in applied study except for the terms in which they are subject to recital juries.

Additionally, students majoring in music education must earn the minimum grade of C in all music and education courses. Music therapy majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in all music therapy courses (MUTY).

Music Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Bachelor of Arts 

Bachelor of Science

Music Minor Programs

 

Bachelor of Music

Common Curriculum Requirements (Music)

Only Common Curriculum Courses, designated T - Z, can be used. Honors Common Curriculum courses are designated H, e.g. ENGL H233.

A. Composition Cr. Hrs.  
English (ENGL T122) 3  
B. Philosophy    
  1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122)   3  
  2. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
  3. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
C. Religious Studies    
  1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122)   3  
  2. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
  3. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
D. General Studies    
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. World Civilization I or II (HIST T122 or T124)   3  
    b. One other course (history, economics, psychology, political science, communications, or sociology) *   3  
  2. Humanities/Arts (T-Z)      
    a. Writing About Literature (ENGL T125)   3  
    b. One other course (literature, theatre arts, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages) *   3  
  3. Natural Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. Math (T122/A115)   3  
    b. One other course (biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, or physics) *   3  
      TOTAL HOURS 39

* Two of these courses must be labeled pre-modern period. A student may not take a common curriculum course for common curriculum credit from his or her major department.

 

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies &
Bachelor of Arts in Music

Common Curriculum Requirements (Music)

Common Curriculum Courses are designated T - Z. Honors Common Curriculum courses are designated H, e.g. ENGL H233.

A. Composition Cr. Hrs.  
English (ENGL T122) 3  
B. Philosophy    
  1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122)   3  
  2. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
  3. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
C. Religious Studies    
  1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122)   3  
  2. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
  3. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
D. General Studies    
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. World Civilization I (HIST T122)   3  
    b. World Civilization II (HIST T124)   3  
    c. One other course (history, economics, psychology, political science, communications, or sociology) *   3  
  2. Humanities/Arts (T-Z)      
    a. Writing About Literature (ENGL T125)   3  
    b. One other course (literature, theatre arts, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages) *   3  
  3. Natural Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. One freshman-level natural science course (T122)   3  
    b. Math Models (MATH T122) or Finite Math (MATH A 115)   3  
    c. One other course (biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, or physics) *   3  
  4. Free Elective *   3  
      TOTAL HOURS 48

* Two of these courses must be labeled pre-modern period. A student may not take a common curriculum course for common curriculum credit from his or her major department.

Music-General (MUGN)

Music and Fine Arts

MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire 1 cr.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of Italian pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet. It develops the student’s ability to sing convincingly in Italian.

MUGN M105 Music Industry Musicianship 2 crs.

Designed for future music industry professionals with limited musical background, this course covers a basic knowledge of music necessary to work effectively with musicians. Included are basic music terminology, an understanding of the nature of creativity, reading of lead sheets and chord symbols, and listening skills development. This course is for students in the Bachelor of Science track, Music Industry Studies.

MUGN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies 3 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of the music industry, including the many careers it offers. The following topics will be addressed: copyright, publishing/songwriting, the functions of recording and media companies, legal issues (recording contracts, songwriting contracts, licenses etc.), touring, merchandising, motion picture music, group issues, music on the Internet, entrepreneurship, the future of the business, and ethics.

MUGN M115 Introduction to Music Technology 3 crs.

A systematic look at music technology. Topics discussed include: computer hardware, software and operating systems, computer assisted instruction, digital audio workstations, recording, sequencing, sampling and syntheses, MIDI, networking, and multimedia authoring systems.

This course has a lab fee associated with it. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M200 French Diction and Repertoire I 1 cr.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of French pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUGN M201 French Diction and Repertoire II 1 cr.

This course continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in French.

Prerequisite: MUGN M200.

MUGN M250 Recording Studio Techniques 2 crs.

Studio recording techniques is an in-depth study of the techniques and methods used to produce recordings in the studio, including microphone placement, pre-amps, recording consoles and all outboard equipment.

Prerequisites: MUGN M115, MUGN M250.

This course has a lab fee associated with it. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M260 Multimedia Production 3 crs.

A systematic and functional study of new media technologies dominating the music industry. Emphasis is placed on web design appropriate for promotion of artists and performing groups, including electronic portfolios. Students will gain a full knowledge of HTML/image editing and streaming audio as well as synchronized multimedia presentations. Also included will be an introduction to video streaming and basic animation techniques.

Prerequisite: MUGN M115.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M294 Electro-Acoustic Ensemble 1 cr.

The objective of this course is to give the student a performing knowledge of electro-acoustic music. The ensemble will perform “classical” electro-acoustic works, contemporary compositions, including student works and improvisatory electro-acoustic music.

MUGN M300 German Diction and Repertoire I 1 cr.

This course for singers, required for music education and vocal performance majors, covers the basics of German pronunciation, including the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. An accompanist is present, and each student works with the professor on two German lieder by such composers as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, etc. The student prepares the songs for performance, with emphasis on well sung and articulated German, and communicating the meaning of the text. Offered in the fall only.

MUGN M301 German Diction and Repertoire II 1 cr.

This course for singers continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in German.

Prerequisite: MUGN M300.

MUGN M350 Introduction to Digital Audio 3 crs.

An in-depth examination of the principles and applications of digital audio in today’s recording and interactive media industries. Topics discussed include: digital audio fundamentals, recording and reproduction systems, computer and hardware based recording and editing, and audio for CD and other media applications.

Prerequisite: MUGN M115.

This course has a lab fee associated with it. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M360 Live Sound Production 2 crs.

Live Sound Production is an in-depth stuff of the practice and techniques for providing live sound reinforcement for concert events. Topics will cover a wide range of technical and non-technical issues including law, electronics, physics and business. The course also showcases new technology developments when appropriate.

Prerequisites: MUGN M350.

MUGN M408 Advanced Multimedia 2 crs.

An in-depth exploration of the technologies behind the distribution and promotion of digital media on the web. Existing platforms will be discussed, as well as programming techniques related to media streaming, web commerce, database management, and related concepts. Students will apply knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySql to create interactive, media-rich web pages.

Prerequisites: MUGN M260.

This course has a lab fee associated with it. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M415 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 2 crs.

An introduction to the practical aspects of developing the three basic types of films: documentaries, performance, and conceptual.

This course has a lab fee associated with it. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M420 Senior Project 3 crs.

An exhaustive inquiry into a single topic chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise and evaluate the project.

Prerequisite: by permission of instructor only.

MUGN M425 Video Editing 2 crs.

A basic introduction into the theoretical and practical aspects of video editing, including the use of Final Cut Pro, Avid, and other editing platforms.

Prerequisites: MUGN M415.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M430 Video Writing/Directing 2 crs.

An intensive practical experience of writing and directing for film, video and the new media.

Prerequisites: MUGN M415.

MUGN M499 Independent Study arr.

MUGN U268 Introduction to Western Art Music 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts

Pre-Modern

This course focuses on developing active listening skills and understanding how music reflects the arts and ideas of its time. If instructor interest and expertise permits, jazz, non-western musics, and/or popular music may be studied, but the course concentrates on music of the western art tradition between c. 800 CE and the present.

MUGN U271 Medieval Music and Mysticism 3 crs.

This course uses the twelfth-century abbess, composer, and visionary Hildegard of Bingen as a point of entry to the world of the high middle ages. Topics to be considered may include aspects of history, music, liturgy, drama, literacy and education, gender roles, science and medicine, mysticism, monastic organization, and manuscript production.

MUGN V272 Jazz in American Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course covers the basic elements and style periods of jazz and how they reflect the culture of America.

Music History and Literature (MUHL)

Music and Fine Arts

MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to fundamental musical concepts and terminology as applied to listening skills. Students will study a selected body of standard genres and styles used in western art music from c. 800 CE to the present.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: MUTH M102 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music I 3 crs.

This course is the first part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from antiquity to the mid-18th century. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M106 and MUTH M103, or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music II 3 crs.

This course is the second part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from the mid-18th century to the present. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

Prerequisites: MUHL M306 and MUTH M202, or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M308 Piano Literature I 3 crs.

This course is a survey of standard keyboard music from the Baroque era to the present.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M309 Piano Literature II 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Literature I.

Prerequisite: MUHL M106 or permission of the instructor.

MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles 2 crs.

Designed for Jazz Studies and music majors, this course covers the origin, phases, and most important performers in the development of jazz.

MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present 2 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of western art music but including consideration of influences from non-western and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature 2 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M410 Orchestral Literature 2 crs.

This course is a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present including stylistic analysis of selected works.

Prerequisites: MUTH M203 and MUHL M307, or permission of instructor.

MUHL M499 Independent Study arr.

Music-Performance (MUPC)

Music and Fine Arts

MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs.

Recital attendance is required of all undergraduate music majors throughout most semesters of residence. Creditable repeatedly.

MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab 0 crs.

This is a workshop course for voice majors, offering musical study techniques to prepare for college-level voice lessons: how to practice wisely, how to memorize music quickly and effectively, and how to sing a successful jury exam.

Required for all freshman students whose principal instrument is voice.

MUPC M110, 111, 210 Piano Class I – III (Majors) 1 cr. each

This is a sequence of courses leading toward basic performance competency and a knowledge of keyboard functional skills. Music students only.

MUPC M211 Piano IV for Clinicians 1 cr.

Music Therapy students will learn how to read a lead sheet and create appropriate accompaniment patterns for various genres. Students will be exposed to a wide range of literature from 1920's - present. Emphasis is placed on playing piano and singing simultaneously.

MUPC M115, 116, 215 Piano Class I – III (Non majors) 1 cr. each

These courses introduce the beginner to basic keyboard techniques and beginning literature.

MUPC M120 Voice Class (Majors) 1 cr.

This course is a study of techniques leading toward basic performance competency in voice. Music students only.

MUPC M125 Voice Class (Non majors) 1 cr.

This is a basic course in singing. Non-music majors only.

M130, 131 Guitar Class (Non majors) 1 cr.

This is a sequence of courses introducing the student to basic guitar techniques and literature. Non-music majors only.

MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2 crs.

This course offers basic conducting techniques—visual metric patterns, use of the baton, dynamic indications, cueing, rehearsal, and performance organization and application.

MUPC M301 Instrumental Conducting 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on standard band and orchestral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

Prerequisite: MUPC M300.

MUPC M302 Choral Conducting 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on choral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

Prerequisite: MUPC M300.

MUPC M400 Guitar Concepts I 1 cr.

Using classical form and posture, this course teaches fundamental reading and performance skills, with an emphasis on singing and playing together. Music majors only.

MUPC M401 Guitar Concepts II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Guitar Concepts I, adding barre chords and more finger patterns.

Music majors only or permission of instructor.

MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III 1 cr.

Content varies with class.

Prerequisites: Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor.

Music Pedagogy (MUPD)

Music and Fine Arts

MUPD M110 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to basic pedagogical principles, general formats of material for beginning pianists, method books currently available, and basic studio policies. In addition to two class meetings each week, students will–during a 45-minute weekly group lesson–assist teachers in the Loyola music preparatory school.

MUPD M111 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy II 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I.

Prerequisite: MUPD M110.

MUPD M210 Piano Pedagogy III: Elementary Methods and Materials 2 crs.

Students will learn elementary level literature. Playing this music in class, at performance level, is required. The pedagogical uses of these materials will be discussed. In addition to class meetings, students will observe private lessons as assigned (one hour weekly) in the preparatory department.

Prerequisite: MUPD M111.

MUPD M211 Piano Pedagogy IV: Intermediate Methods and Materials 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Pedagogy III at the intermediate level.

Prerequisite: MUPD M210.

MUPD M309 Guitar Pedagogy 3 crs.

This course is a survey of guitar method books, teaching techniques, and literature appropriate for use with beginning and intermediate level students. Areas covered include diagnosis of technical problems, lesson planning, and technical evaluation of the literature. Students participate in guitar instruction.

MUPD M310 Piano Pedagogy V: Supervised Teaching 1 cr.

Students will share, either with supervising teachers in the Loyola music preparatory school or another student, the teaching of group lessons. Students will meet weekly with course instructor to discuss the last class and present lesson. This course may be taken concurrently with Piano Pedagogy III.

Prerequisite: MUPD M211.

MUPD M311 Piano Pedagogy VI: Supervised Teaching 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Piano Pedagogy V. It may be taken concurrently with Piano Pedagogy IV.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MUPD M211.

MUPD M409 String Pedagogy 1 cr.

This course is an analysis of teaching materials and didactic approaches. Also covered is the minor maintenance of string instruments.

MUPD M410 Piano Pedagogy VII: Practicum 1 cr.

Each student will be apprenticed to a New Orleans area piano teacher as an assistant teacher with grades determined in consultation with each cooperating teacher. Observations will be made periodically by a member of the piano pedagogy faculty, in addition to those of the supervisory teacher.

Prerequisites: MUPD M311; junior standing.

MUPD M411 Piano Pedagogy VIII: Practicum 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Piano Pedagogy VII.

Prerequisite: MUPD M410.

MUPD M499 Independent Study arr.

Music Private Instruction (MUPR)

Music and Fine Arts

MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 1 – 2 crs.

This course is a concentrated study of voice or a string, woodwind, brass, percussion, or keyboard instrument at the lower division level. Creditable as needed. Music majors and minors only.

MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance 0 crs.

A full or partial recital is required of all candidates for the bachelor of music degrees in performance and jazz studies.

MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 1 – 3 crs.

This course is a continuation of individual applied study at the upper division levels. Creditable as needed. Music students only.

MUPR M400 Senior Recital 0 crs.

A full individual recital is required of all candidates for the bachelor of music degrees in performance, jazz studies, piano pedagogy, and composition.

Music Theory (MUTH)

Music and Fine Arts

MUTH M100 Elements of Music Theory 3 crs.

This course covers pitch and rhythmic notation, intervals, rhythmic and melodic music reading, and dictation. Open to non-music students.

MUTH M102 Theory I 4 crs.

This course covers theory rudiments and species counterpoint, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of diatonic materials in the major mode.

Prerequisite: MUTH M100 or appropriate placement.

MUTH M103 Theory II 4 crs.

This course covers harmonic and contrapuntal processes in the context of Bach chorale style, including modulation, secondary dominant chords, and part-writing, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of diatonic materials in the major and minor modes.

Prerequisite: MUTH M102.

MUTH M200 Student Composer's Forum 1 cr.

This course covers selected topics in music composition in a seminar format, with writing problems in a particular genre or technique emphasized each semester.

MUTH M202 Theory III 4 crs.

This course covers the harmonic syntax of the 19th century and small forms, including binary and ternary forms, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of conventional chromatic techniques such as secondary dominants, Neapolitan sixth chords, and augmented sixth chords.

Prerequisite: MUTH M103.

MUTH M203 Theory IV 4 crs.

This course covers fugue, larger forms, including sonata form and rondo form, and 20th-century compositional techniques, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of non-diatonic materials and exotic chromaticism.

Prerequisite: MUTH M202.

MUTH M210 Composition I 2 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers simple homophonic compositions in small forms such as binary form and ternary form.

Prerequisites: MUTH M102, M103.

MUTH M211 Composition II 2 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers simple polyphonic devices such as canon, and short compositions with texts.

Prerequisite: MUTH M210.

MUTH M302 Counterpoint I 2 crs.

This course covers writing and analysis of sacred, polyphonic vocal music in the style of the late Renaissance.

Prerequisite: MUTH M202.

MUTH M303 Counterpoint II 2 crs.

This course covers writing and analysis of instrumental and vocal music in the style of the late Baroque.

Prerequisite: MUTH M202.

MUTH M304 Jazz Composition 2 crs.

This course is the study of jazz composition and arranging with the emphasis on writing for small groups.

Prerequisites: MUJZ M107, M108, or permission of instructor.

MUTH M305 Electronic Music 3 crs.

This course explores techniques of original composition using electronic media with emphasis on digital synthesis. Students will complete a large scale original composition project by the end of the semester.

MUTH M306 Orchestration I 2 crs.

This course is a study of the capabilities and limitations of orchestral string, wind, and percussion instruments.

Prerequisite: MUTH M103.

MUTH M307 Orchestration II 2 crs.

This course is the study of the history of orchestration procedures from the early Classical era to the present. The relationship of orchestration to formal processes will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: MUTH M306.

MUTH M308 Commercial Arranging 2 crs.

This course will explore the basic concepts of arranging popular music for commercial use. Topics include arranging for rhythm section, small combos, solo instruments, and voice.

MUTH M309 Modern Arranging 2 crs.

Modern Arranging is designed to introduce students to the techniques and practices of large ensemble (big band) jazz arranging. Ranges, transpositions, and the properties of the more commonly used instruments, theory, voicing principles, reharmonization, orchestration, and the organization of an arrangement are studied. A final project is a short arrangement for big band, which will be performed and recorded by Jazz Band I.

Prerequisite: MUJZ M107.

MUTH M310 Composition III 2 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers problems of larger forms such as variation form or rondo form, and writing for a variety of instrumental combinations.

Prerequisite: MUTH M211.

MUTH M311 Composition IV 2 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers problems of larger forms such as sonata form, and writing for a variety of instrumental combinations.

Prerequisite: MUTH M310.

MUTH M402 Form and Analysis I 2 crs.

This course is a formal and harmonic analysis of fugue and musical works from the classical through post-romantic periods.

Prerequisite: MUTH M203.

MUTH M403 Form and Analysis II 2 crs.

This course covers analysis of 20th-century music and Schenkerian analysis of tonal music.

Prerequisite: MUTH M203.

MUTH M410 Composition V 2 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction is focused on preparation of a senior recital of original compositions in a variety of media.

Prerequisite: MUTH M311.

MUTH M411 Composition VI 2 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction is focused on preparation of a senior recital of original compositions in a variety of media.

Prerequisite: MUTH M410.

MUTH M420 Topics in Music Theory 3 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single analytical technique, such as Schenkerian analysis or pitch-class set theory, or analytical survey of a particular body of literature, such as the Classical string quartet or 20th-century sacred music for chorus and orchestra.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUTH M430 Song Writing 2 crs.

This course addresses the art, the structure, and the method of songwriting, including lyric writing, construction of melody, and form. It includes all genres and styles.

Prerequisite: MUGN M105 or MUTH M102.

MUTH M435 Film Scoring 3 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of film and TV scoring, focusing on both composition and music supervision. The following topics will be addressed: a film’s “music team” (director, producer, music supervisor, film editor, composer) and the respective roles of each will be discussed; the general functions of music in film and TV; budgeting for music; “temp scores; music licensing (master and sync), spotting a film; general vocabulary of the industry; the “tools” used by composers. Students will work with each other in creative teams to “score” scenes from projects.

Prerequisites:  Music Industry Musicianship M105 or MUTH M102.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUTH M499 Independent Study arr.

 

Guitar Performance

Bachelor of Music—Guitar Performance (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman  
F
S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students
0
 
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II
4
4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II
1
1
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
 
2
MUPR M129 Applied Study
2
2
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
Common Curriculum  
6
6
     
14
16
Sophomore  
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV
4
4
MUPC M210 Piano Class III
1
 
MUPR M129 Applied Study
2
2
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MU   Music Elective1
2
2
Common Curriculum  
6
6
     
16
15
Junior  
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance2
 
0
MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III
1
1
MUPR M329 Applied Study
3
3
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II
3
3
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
2
 
MUTH M302 Counterpoint I
2
 
MUEN M307 Guitar Ensemble (Chamber)
1
1
MUPD M309 Guitar Pedagogy
 
3
Common Curriculum  
3
6
     
15
17
Senior  
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUPR M400 Senior Recital2
 
0
MUTH M402 or M403 Form and Analysis I or II
 
2
MUTH M306 Orchestration I
2
 
MUPR M329 Applied Study
3
3
MUEN M307 Guitar Ensemble (Chamber)
1
1
MU   Music Electives1
8
5
Common Curriculum  
3
3
     
17
14
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.  
 

Crossover Semester for Guitar Majors

All students enrolled in B.M. Guitar Performance are required to take one credit hour of jazz guitar (one semester of one-half hour lessons) as part of their applied studies in classical guitar. These students are also required to take two credit hours (one semester of hour lessons) in classical guitar during the crossover semester. This crossover semester will normally take place in the junior year.

1 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

2 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music—Jazz Studies (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students 0  
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II 4 4
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature   2
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II1 1 1
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUJZ M108, 109 Improvisation I and II 2 2
MUEN M105 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUGN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies 0 3
Common Curriculum   6 0
      16 15
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV 4 4
MUJZ M107 Jazz Piano and Theory1 2  
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUJZ M208, 209 Improvisation III and IV 2 2
MUEN M105 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M304 Jazz Combo 1 1
Common Curriculum   3 6
      15 16
Junior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 3 3
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 3 3
MUJZ M308, 309 Improvisation V and VI 2 2
MUEN M105 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M304 Jazz Combo 1 1
Common Curriculum   6 6
      16 16
Senior  
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M304 or M309 Jazz Composition or Modern Arranging2 2  
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance3 0  
MUPR M400 Senior Recital3   0
MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles   2
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 3 3
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2  
MUEN M304 Jazz Combo 1 1
MU   Music Electives4 2 2
Common Curriculum   6 6
      16 14
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

1 Jazz piano principals must take four hours of music electives, in consultation with their advisor, in place of Piano Class I and II and Jazz Piano and Theory.

2 Jazz Composition is offered in Fall semesters, and Modern Arranging in Spring semesters, provided there is enough student interest to form a class.

3 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

4Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Crossover Semester for Guitar Majors

All students enrolled in B.M. Jazz Studies Program as guitar majors are required to take one credit hour of classical guitar (one semester of one-half hour lessons) as part of their applied studies in jazz guitar. These students are also required to take two credit hours (one semester of hour lessons) in jazz guitar during the crossover semester. This crossover semester will normally take place in the junior or senior year.  Scheduling of the crossover lessons and alternatives to a crossover in classical guitar should be done in consultation with the Jazz Guitar professor and advisor.

View Jazz Studies course descriptions

Music-Jazz Studies (MUJZ)

Music and Fine Arts

MUJZ M107 Jazz Piano and Theory 2 crs.

This course is a study of the theory of jazz harmony, notation, and related functional piano skills. Ear training is also emphasized. This course is a prerequisite to MUTH M304 Jazz Composition and MUTH M309 Modern Arranging.

MUJZ M108 Improvisation I 2 crs.

This course is an introduction to jazz improvisation with focus on melodic development for improvisation and ear training. Also explored are general performance practices and basic theory. Improvisation I is recommended as a prerequisite for MUTH M304 Jazz Composition and MUTH M309 Modern Arranging.

MUJZ M109 Improvisation II 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation I. The focus is on chord/scale relationships as well as motivic development, ear training, and record transcriptions.

MUJZ M208 Improvisation III 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation II with an emphasis on classic "standard tune" literature.

MUJZ M209 Improvisation IV 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation III.

MUJZ M308 Improvisation V 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation IV with an emphasis on "classics" composed by jazz artists.

MUJZ M309 Improvisation VI 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation V with a final project consisting of transcriptions and biographical research into jazz artists on the student’s major instrument.

MUJZ M499 Independent Study arr.

Orchestral Instrument Performance

Bachelor of Music—Orchestral Instrument Performance (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students 0  
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II 4 4
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature   2
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II 1 1
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M100, 101, 102, or 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
Common Curriculum   6 6
      14 16
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV 4 4
MUPC M210 Piano Class III 1  
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M100, 101, 102, or 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MU Music Electives1   2 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
      16 16
Junior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance2   0
MUTH M302 or 303 Counterpoint I or II 2  
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 3 3
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 3 3
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2  
MUEN M100, 101, 102, or 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MU Music Electives1 2 2
Common Curriculum   3 6
      16 15
Senior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M400 Senior Recital2   0
MUTH M402 or 403 Form and Analysis I or II 2  
MUTH M306 Orchestration I 2  
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 3 3
MUHL M406 – 410 Music History Elective   2
MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present 2  
MUEN M100, 101, 102, or 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MU Music Electives1 3 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
      16 15
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

1 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

2 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

Keyboard Performance

Bachelor of Music—Keyboard Performance (124 Hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students 0  
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II 4 4
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature   2
MUPR M133, 136 Applied Study 2 2
MUPD M110, 111 Piano Pedagogy I and II 2 2
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
Common Curriculum   6 6
      15 17
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV 4 4
MUPR M133, 136 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M400 Accompanying 1 1
Common Curriculum   6 6
      14 14
Junior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance1   0
MUPR M333, 336 Applied Study 3 3
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 3 3
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2  
MUTH M306 Orchestration I 2  
MUTH M303 Counterpoint II   2
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MU   Music Elective2   3
Common Curriculum   6 3
      17 15
Senior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M400 Senior Recital1   0
MUTH M402 or 403 Form and Analysis I or II 2  
MUHL M308, 309 Piano Literature I and II 3 3
MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present 2  
MUPR M333, 336 Applied Study 3 3
MUEN M100 – 106, or 306 Ensemble (Major or Chamber) 1 1
MU   Music Electives2 3 5
Common Curriculum   3 3
      17 15
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.    

1 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

2 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Music —Vocal Performance (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students 0  
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II 4 4
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature   2
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II 1 1
MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab 0  
MUGN M100 Italian Diction & Repertoire I   1
MUPR M148 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M103-104 Major Ensemble 1 1
Common Curriculum   6 6
      14 17
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV 4 4
MUPC M210 Piano Class III 1  
MUGN M200, 201 French Diction & Repertoire I and II 1 1
MUPR M148 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M103-104 Major Ensemble 1 1
Foreign Language1   3 3
MU Music Electives2   4
Common Curriculum   3
      15 15
Junior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance3   0
MUPR M348 Applied Study 3 3
MUGN M300,301 German Diction & Repertoire I and II 1 1
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 3 3
MUTH M302 Counterpoint I 2  
MUEN M103-104 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M201 Opera Workshop 1 1
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2  
Common Curriculum   3 6
      16 15
Senior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M400 Senior Recital3   0
MUTH M402 or 403 Form and Analysis I or II 2  
MUPR M348 Applied Study 3 3
MUEN M103-104 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M201 Opera Workshop 1 1
MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature   2
MU Music Electives2 4 2
Common Curriculum   6 6
      17 15
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

1 Language study in French and/or German is recommended.

2 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

3 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

Bachelor of Music - Music Industry Studies

Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum 0 0
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I & II 4 4
MUPR M121 - 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M100 - 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I & II 1 1
MUGN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies 3  
MUGN     M115 Introduction to Music Technology   3
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature   2
MATH A115 Introduction to Finite Mathematics 3  
BA B100 Introduction to Business 3  
ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing   3
      17 16
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum 0 0
MUTH M202, M203 Theory III & IV 4 4
MUPR M121 - 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUEN M100 - 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUGN M350 Introduction to Digital Audio Production     3  
MUIN M210 Music Enterprises Cash Management 3  
MUIN M205 Legal Issues in the Music Industry 3  
MUGN M260 Multimedia Production   3
Common Curriculum   0 6
      16 16
Junior*      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum 0 0
MUPR M321 - 350 Applied Study 2 2
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I & II 3 3
MUEN M100 -106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUGN   Tech Elective 2  
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2   
MUIN M305 Promotion in the Music Industry   3
Common Curriculum   6 6
      16 15
Senior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum 0 0
MUPR M300 Recital Appearance1   0
MUIN M410 Managing Music Enterprises   3
MUIN M475 Internship 2  
MUTH   Theory Elective or Commercial Music Elective   2
MUIN M450 Music Industry Senior Seminar   3
MUIN M415 Arts Administration 3  
Common Curriculum   9 6
      14 14

TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

1 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

Commercial Music Electives:  Songwriting (MUTH  M430), Film Scoring (MUTH M435), Commercial Arranging (MUTH M308), Jazz Piano & Theory (MUJZ M107), Orchestration I (MUTH M306)

Tech Electives: Recording Studio Techniques (MUGN M250), Advanced Multimedia (MUGN M408), Electronic Music (MUTH M305), Introduction to Digital Filmaking (MUGN M415), Video Editing (MUGN M425), Video Writing & Directing (MUGN M430), Live Sound (MUGN M360), Design for Non-majors (VISA A265), Layout & Design (CMMN M260) or other related and approved courses.

View Music Industry Studies course descriptions

Music Industry Studies (MUIN)

Music and Fine Arts

MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum 0 crs.

Forum is a gathering of all students and faculty in Music Industry Studies. This weekly meeting usually presents a notable guest speaker in the music industry from the local community, from Los Angeles, New York, or elsewhere. These speakers are questioned by students, faculty and by the class at-large. Forums are video taped and posted on the MIS website for on-demand viewing.

MUIN M205 Legal Issues in the Music Industry 3 crs.

This course builds the basic knowledge of legal issues related to the music and entertainment industries discussed in the Introduction to Music Industry, MUGN M110. This course is a more in depth survey of the legal aspects of the music industry, including copyright, music publishing, performing rights organizations, booking, management, marketing, touring, performance agreements, recording contracts, and artist royalties.

Prerequisite: MUGN M110.

MUIN M210 Music Enterprises Cash Management 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the pragmatic bookkeeping and cash management skills required of musicians and artists to manage their careers and a music enterprise successfully. It is designed to provide practical knowledge of accounting and finance skills used by music professionals in their careers. This course is for Bachelor of Music students who are taking a minor in Music Industry Studies and other minors in the program.

Prerequisite: MUGN M110.

MUIN M250 Music Marketing and Promotion 3 crs.

An in-depth study of the principles and application of marketing, promotion and distribution of products and services in the music industry. Case studies of various music products and companies and marketing approaches will be studied and analyzed. This course includes discussions of social networking, digital distribution platforms, “permission” marketing, and psychographics. The deliverable for this course in a comprehensive marketing plan for a product or service, one that could be a major part of a larger comprehensive strategic plan.

Prerequisite: MKT B280.

MUIN M305 Promotion in the Music Industry 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the pragmatic marketing aspects required of music professionals to promote a music enterprise successfully. The course is not intended for graduates intending to be marketing professionals; rather, the course is designed to provide practical knowledge of promotional strategies used by music professionals in their careers. The chief outcome of the course is the development of an integrated marketing plan and promotion program for an artist or a band. This course is for Bachelor of Music students who are taking a minor in Music Industry Studies and other minors in the program.

Prerequisites: MUGN M110.

MUIN M310 Music Industry Finance 3 crs.

This course provides students with the financial management knowledge needed to finance and manage cash flows in music enterprises. The following topics are addressed: obtaining capital, cost of capital, budgeting, time value of money, asset valuation, financial statement analysis, and portfolio analysis.

Prerequisite: ACCT B202.

MUIN M350 Music Management and Concert Production 3 crs.

The course has two major concerns: artist management and management of musical endeavors. Students will learn that musicians and artists are music enterprises by virtue of what they do and what they create. Topics include strategic planning, managerial leadership, practical and legal issues, as well as to discern the functions and purposes of management. The goal is to show how managerial theory applies to real-world situations with respect to music and art. Students will develop a management plan for an artist or business.

Prerequisite: MGT B245.

MUIN M400 Music Industry Entrepreneurship 3 crs.

This course will introduce students to the historic and current ways of doing business in the record industry and provide them information on the general business principles necessary to allow them to move with confidence when developing business. Students are encouraged to begin thinking like entrepreneurs (i.e. explore ways to transform ideas into action, and launch new businesses). Students will learn skills for negotiating critical resources for their new venture, and skills for clear analytical thinking, speaking and writing with emphasis on business plans and presentations. Other aspects of this course include: the relation of ethics to entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurs contribute to the local, regional, national and global economy, and fundamental issues related to entrepreneurship.

Prerequisites: MUIN M310, M350.

MUIN M410 Managing Music Enterprises 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the pragmatic management skills required of music professionals to manage a music enterprise, including an artist or a band, successfully. The course is designed to provide practical knowledge of management skills used by music professionals in their careers. To be taken by students in the Bachelor of Music track of the Music Industry Studies program or minors in the program.

Prerequisite: MUIN M205.

MUIN M415 Arts Administration 3 crs.

This course concerns the management of nonprofit side of the music and arts businesses, including symphony orchestras, schools, theatre, opera, museums, foundations, and other not for profit institutions related to music and the arts. All aspects of what defines a successful arts program will be considered: grant research and writing, organizational structures, strategic and business planning, sponsorship proposals, special events production, marketing, and legal issues.

Prerequisite: MUGN M205.

MUIN M420 Contemporary Issues in the Music Industry 3 crs.

This is an umbrella course that changes each year to accommodate new developments and trends in the music industry.

MUIN M450 Music Industry Senior Seminar 3 crs.

This is the capstone course for seniors in the various Music Industry Studies tracks: BBA, BM and BS. This course is a summation of the student’s experience in the program it is the course in which all of the dots are connected. It is the course that is the bridge between the academic pursuits of the student and the next step towards a career goal. In this course students will write a comprehensive strategic plan, they will produce “content”, and they will engage in career planning and job research and placement. In this course, all of the technology, software, production, and business skills come together in the service of a specific goal with a specific plan. Students will perfect their resumes, their social networking skills, their research skills, their interview and presentation skills, and their communication skills. Students will learn about the role of financial planning both personally as well as from a business standpoint. Students will learn about graduate education possibilities.

Prerequisite: MUIN M400.

MUIN M475 Music Industry Internship 2 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity and responsibility to work in various companies in the music industry during their participation in the Music Industry Studies Program. Internships are essential to the understanding of how the theory of the classroom is applied to the practices of particular business; they are the key to placement. Internships may be local, national or international. Internships are encouraged in all years after the freshman year of a student’s participation in the MIS program; all will count towards the course requirements.

Prerequisite: MUGN M110.

For related courses in Music Industry Studies please see MUGN courses.

Composition

Bachelor of Music—Composition (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman    
F
S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students
0
 
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II
4
4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II1
1
1
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
 
2
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study
1
1
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1
1
MU   Music Electives2
 
2
Common Curriculum  
9
6
     
16
17
Sophomore        
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV
4
4
MUGN M115 Introduction to Music Technology
3
 
MU   Music Technology Elective  
3
MUTH M210, 211 Composition I and II
2
2
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study
1
1
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MU   Music Electives2
2
2
Common Curriculum  
3
3
     
16
16
Junior3        
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II
3
3
MUTH M302, 303 Counterpoint I and II
2
2
MUTH M310, 311 Composition III and IV
2
2
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study
1
1
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MU   Music Electives2
2
2
Common Curriculum  
3
6
     
14
17
Senior        
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUPR M400 Senior Recital4  
0
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting  
2
MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present
2
 
MUTH M402, 403 Form and Analysis I and II
2
2
MUTH M306, 307 Orchestration I and II
2
2
MUTH M410, 411 Composition V and VI
2
2
MU   Music Electives2
1
2
Common Curriculum  
6
3
     
15
13
TOTAL 124 cr. hrs.  
 

1 Students whose principal instrument is piano or organ must substitute two hours of String Class, Woodwind Class, or Brass and Percussion Class in consultation with their advisor.

2 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

3 Junior-level standing in degree program shall be based on an evaluation of a portfolio of the student’s compositions after completion of Composition II.

4 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

Music with Elective Studies

Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Music Core
Cr. Hrs.
MUPC M100 Recital Hour (8 semesters)
0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students
0
MUTH M102, 103, 202, and 203 Theory I, II, III, and IV
16
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study (4 semesters)
8
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study (2 semesters)
4
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
2
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II
6
MUPC M110, 111, 210 Piano Class I, II, and III
3
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensembles (6 semesters)
6
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
2
MU Music Electives
3
MUPR M300 Recital Appearance1
0
Music cognate (selected in consultation with adviser)
14
Total Music courses  
64
General studies (Common Curriculum + CHN, CSS, CB, VISA, VSGR or THEA minor requirements + electives)
60

1Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

Music Education - Instrumental

Bachelor of Music Education

Mission Statement: The Music Education program is dedicated to building a community of learning, empowering music students through learning opportunities that are contextual and relevant to a career in teaching music. To become an effective music educator, each student must commit to excellence in both teaching and musicianship.

The College of Music and Fine Arts offers a program of study leading to a bachelor of music in music education degree with teaching certification in K — 12 vocal or instrumental music. The College of Music and Fine Arts in consortium with Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers coursework leading to post-baccalaureate certification in Louisiana. The College of Music and Fine Arts demonstrates a commitment to engaging all resources needed to prepare teacher candidates to acquire the knowledge, dispositions, and skilled actions necessary for K — 12 student achievement in music.

The Music Education Department aims to produce music teachers who possess the fundamentals of scholarship, musicianship, the communication skills, and the emotional maturity and social competence expected of a professional music educator. Classes are small so that students receive individual attention from faculty who are vitally interested in issues of creative and critical thinking, philosophically based education, student-centered learning, issues of social context, and music technology. The program’s reflective approach to teacher preparation incorporates technical aspects of teaching with moral considerations into program coursework, fieldwork, and clinical practice. Music education candidates gain competence in professional teaching standards, a variety of communication methods, and collaboration skills.

ADMISSION AND RETENTION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Prerequisites to the music education major include:

    1. Admission to the College of Music and Fine Arts;
    2. Declaration of music education major;
    3. Piano students would need to fulfill audition requirements of the instrumental or vocal program;
    4. Successful completion of Foundations of Multicultural Education*;
    5. Completion of an interview with music teacher education faculty members;
    6. Evidence of knowledge, dispositions, and skilled actions appropriate to program objectives and the folio-based program assessment plan.

Music education candidate progress is determined by assessment measures employed at transition portals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Portal 1- (Freshman)

  • Acceptance to College of Music and Fine Arts (Freshman)
  • Passing scores on Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in Prelude to Music Education and Foundations of Multicultural Education*

Portal 2- (Sophomore — Junior)

  • Methods courses and field components: M200, M250, M308, M306
  • Praxis II in Principles of Learning and Teaching, Praxis Music
  • Junior Recital

Portal 3- (Senior)

  • Intern Teaching/Student Teaching Seminar
  • Remaining coursework
  • Completion of all other program requirements
  • Application for certification

Portal 4– Licensed Practice

  • Follow-up graduate surveys
  • LATAPP evaluations
  • To be eligible for graduation and state certification, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the grade of a C (2.0) or better in all music and professional education courses.

* Our Lady of Holy Cross (OLHCC) consortium

INTERNSHIP TEACHING

The culminating experience in music teacher education is teaching internship. Internship teaching is a full-time, off-campus, school-based experience comprising a full semester. During internship teaching, the teacher candidate is expected to assume all responsibilities of a certified teacher. Intern teaching is clinical practice supervised by one or more faculty members in the music education department and a mentor teacher in the school.

Upon successful completion of the internship, teacher candidates qualify for application for the bachelor of music degree and certification with the state of Louisiana. Faculty review may require probation, or removal of teacher candidate, for a given period. The services of the university counseling center are available for the purpose of career counseling to assist student teacher candidates.

STATE CERTIFICATION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

To be recommended by Loyola University New Orleans for certification as a K — 12 vocal or instrumental teacher in Louisiana, the teacher candidate must fulfill all the requirements specified by the department for the degree program in music education. The degree program incorporates all the requirements for certification by the State of Louisiana for teaching in grades K – 12. Certification requirements for Louisiana including reciprocity with other states are established by the Louisiana State Department of Education and are subject to change. Any such changes will be incorporated into the teacher preparation programs.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (INSTRUMENTAL)(128 hrs.)

Freshman    
F
S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II
4
4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II
1
1
MUPR M121 — 147 Applied Instrument
2
2
MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education 1  
MUED M110, 111 String Class I and II*
1
1
OLHC M204 Foundations of Multicultural Education **
3
 
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
ENGL T122 Critical Reading/Writing
3
 
ENGL T125 Writing About Literature
 
3
HIST T122 or T124 World Civilization  
3
PHIL T122 Intro to Philosophy  
3
   
Totals:
16
18
 
Sophomore    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV
4
4
MUPC M210 Piano Class III
1
 
MUPR M121 — 147 Applied Instrument
2
2
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MUED M210, 211 Brass and Percussion Class I and II*
1
1
RELS T122 Intro to World Religions
3
 
OLHC M309 Human Growth and Development**
3
 
MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education
0
 
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature   2
BIOL T122 Cultural Biology  3
 
MATH T122 Math Models  
3
HIST,GEOG,ECON   History, Geography, or Economic Elective  
3
   
Totals:
18
16
         
Junior    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M306 Orchestration I
2
 
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II
3
3
MUPR M321 — 347 Applied Instrument
2
2
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
2
 
MUPC M301 Instrumental Conducting Methods
 
2
MUED M310, 311 Woodwind Class I and II*
1
1
MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
3
0
MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education
0
0
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MUPR M300 Junior Recital1   0
MATH   Math Elective  
3
MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
3
 
OLHC M311 Teaching Reading in Content Areas**  
3
CHEM T122 Intro to Chemistry  
3
   
Totals:
17
18
         
Senior    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
 
MUPR M321 — 346 Applied Instrument
2
 
MUED M306 Instrumental Music Education Methods
3
 
MUED M252 Music for the Special Learner
3
 
OLHC M452 Student Teaching Seminar**  
3
MUED M400 Internship - Student Teaching
 
6
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
 
MUHL/MUTH   Music History or Music Theory Elective
2
 
MU   Music Elective
2
 
PHYS T122 Intro to Physics
3
 
 
Totals:
16
9***
       
TOTAL: 128 cr. hrs.  
 
       
*Suggested sequence of instrumental methods classes is determined by primary instrument
Brass Primary Instrument Sequence- 1) Brass Methods 2) Woodwind Methods 3) String Methods
Woodwind Primary Sequence- 1) Woodwind Methods 2) Brass Methods 3) String Methods
String Primary Instrument Sequence- 1) String Methods 2) Brass Methods 3) Woodwind Methods
The sequence of instrumental techniques classes will be determined in consultations between individual students and the music education coordinator.
**Denotes Our Lady of Holy Cross course
***A student enrolled in nine (9) credits during the Internship semester is considered a full-time student.
1 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

View Music Education course descriptions

Music Education - Vocal

Bachelor of Music Education

Mission Statement: The Music Education program is dedicated to building a community of learning, empowering music students through learning opportunities that are contextual and relevant to a career in teaching music. To become an effective music educator, each student must commit to excellence in both teaching and musicianship.

The College of Music and Fine Arts offers a program of study leading to a bachelor of music in music education degree with teaching certification in K — 12 vocal or instrumental music. The College of Music and Fine Arts in consortium with Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers coursework leading to post-baccalaureate certification in Louisiana. The College of Music and Fine Arts demonstrates a commitment to engaging all resources needed to prepare teacher candidates to acquire the knowledge, dispositions, and skilled actions necessary for K — 12 student achievement in music.

The Music Education Department aims to produce music teachers who possess the fundamentals of scholarship, musicianship, the communication skills, and the emotional maturity and social competence expected of a professional music educator. Classes are small so that students receive individual attention from faculty who are vitally interested in issues of creative and critical thinking, philosophically based education, student-centered learning, issues of social context, and music technology. The program’s reflective approach to teacher preparation incorporates technical aspects of teaching with moral considerations into program coursework, fieldwork, and clinical practice. Music education candidates gain competence in professional teaching standards, a variety of communication methods, and collaboration skills.

ADMISSION AND RETENTION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Prerequisites to the music education major include:

1.Admission to the College of Music and Fine Arts;
2.Declaration of music education major;
3.Piano students would need to fulfill audition requirements of the instrumental or vocal program;
4.Successful completion of Foundations of Multicultural Education*;
5.Completion of an interview with music teacher education faculty members;
6.Evidence of knowledge, dispositions, and skilled actions appropriate to program objectives and the folio-based program assessment plan.

Music education candidate progress is determined by assessment measures employed at transition portals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Portal 1- (Freshman)

  • Acceptance to College of Music and Fine Arts (Freshman)
  • Passing scores on Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in Prelude to Music Education and Foundations of Multicultural  Education*

Portal 2- (Sophomore — Junior)

  • Methods courses and field components:  M200, M250, M306, M307
  • Praxis II in Principles of Learning and Teaching, Praxis Music
  • Junior Recital

Portal 3- (Senior)

  • Intern Teaching/Student Teaching Seminar
  • Remaining coursework
  • Completion of all other program requirements
  • Application for certification

Portal 4– Licensed Practice

  • Follow-up graduate surveys
  • LATAPP evaluations
  • To be eligible for graduation and state certification, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the grade of a C (2.0) or better in all music and professional education courses.

* Our Lady of Holy Cross (OLHCC) consortium

INTERNSHIP TEACHING

The culminating experience in music teacher education is teaching internship. Internship teaching is a full-time, off-campus, school-based experience comprising a full semester. During internship teaching, the teacher candidate is expected to assume all responsibilities of a certified teacher. Intern teaching is clinical practice supervised by one or more faculty members in the music education department and a mentor teacher in the school.

Upon successful completion of the internship, teacher candidates qualify for application for the bachelor of music degree and certification with the state of Louisiana. Faculty review may require probation, or removal of teacher candidate, for a given period. The services of the university counseling center are available for the purpose of career counseling to assist student teacher candidates.

STATE CERTIFICATION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

To be recommended by Loyola University New Orleans for certification as a K — 12 vocal or instrumental teacher in Louisiana, the teacher candidate must fulfill all the requirements specified by the department for the degree program in music education. The degree program incorporates all the requirements for certification by the State of Louisiana for teaching in grades K – 12. Certification requirements for Louisiana including reciprocity with other states are established by the Louisiana State Department of Education and are subject to change. Any such changes will be incorporated into the teacher preparation programs.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (VOCAL)(128 hrs.)

Freshman    
F
S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II
4
4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II
1
1
MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education 1  
MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab
0
 
MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire I  
1
MUPR M148 Applied Voice
2
2
HIST T122 or T124 World Civilization
 
3
MUEN M100- 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
ENGL T122 Critical Reading/Writing
3
 
OLHC M204 Foundations of Multicultural Education*
3
 
ENGL T125 Writing About Literature  
3
PHIL T122 Intro to Philosophy  
3
   
Totals:
15
18
 
Sophomore    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV
4
4
MUPC M210 Piano Class III
1
 
MUPC M211 Piano Class IV
 
1
MUGN M200 French Diction and Repertoire I
1
 
MUPR M148 Applied Voice
2
2
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
OLHC M309 Human Growth and Development*
3
 
MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education
0
 
RELS T122 Introduction to World Religions
3
 
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
 
2
BIOL T122 Cultural Biology 3
 
MATH T122 Math Models  
3
HIST,GEOG,ECON   History, Geography, or Economic Elective  
3
   
Totals:
18
16
         
Junior    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M306 Orchestration I
2
 
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II
3
3
MUPR M348 Applied Voice
2
2
MUGN M300 German Diction and Repertoire I
1
 
MUPR M136 Applied Piano
1
1
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
2
 
MUPC M302 Choral Conducting Methods  
2
MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
3
 
MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
3
 
MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education
0
 
MUPR M300 Junior Recital1   0
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MATH   Math Elective
 
3
OLHC M311 Teaching Reading in Content Areas*  
3
CHEM T122 Intro to Chemistry  
3
   
Totals:
18
18
         
Senior    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
 
MUPR M348 Applied Voice
2
 
MUPD M406 Vocal Pedagogy
1
 
MUPR M136 Applied Piano
1
 
MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods
3
 
OLHC M452 Student Teaching Seminar*  
3
MUED M400 Internship - Student Teaching
 
6
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
 
MUHL/MUTH   Music History or Music Theory Elective
2
 
MUED M252 Music for the Special Learner
3
 
PHYS T122 Intro to Physics
3
 
 
Totals:
16
9**
 
TOTAL: 128 cr. hrs.  
 
       
*Denotes Our Lady of Holy Cross course
**A student enrolled in nine (9) credits during the Internship semester is considered a full-time student.

1Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

This course of study is designed to accommodate students who wish to pursue a music education curriculum and whose primary performance area is either voice or keyboard. Teaching certification, in either case, would be in vocal music. Adjustments in applied music focus will be made accordingly.

View Music Education course descriptions

Music Education (MUED)

Music and Fine Arts

MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education  1 cr.

This course provides entering students with an overview of the total music education program in a variety of school settings and to develop artistry in musicianship, pedagogy, and scholarship.  Students will become familiar with department policies and procedures related to the major, will learn about opportunities within the department, and will develop skill sets and acquire information to help them navigate university life.

MUED M110 String Class I 1 cr.

This course offers the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of string instruments.

MUED M111 String Class II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of String Class I.

MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education 0 crs.

This course requires school observations in a variety of school situations at assigned levels (K-12) including public and private schools in grades K-12.   Students will be evaluated using assessment and learning activity strategies.

MUED M210 Brass and Percussion Class I 1 cr.

This course is the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of brass and percussion instruments.

MUED M211 Brass and Percussion Class II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Brass and Percussion Class I.

MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education 0 crs.

This course requires the student to focus on learning from a teacher selected from public and private schools in grades K-12.  This course offers the student the opportunity for participation and music instruction at various assigned levels in music school classrooms grades K-12.

MUED M306 Instrumental Music Education Methods 3 crs.

This course covers the organization and management of elementary and secondary school instrumental music programs emphasizing proven teaching techniques, materials, and performance procedures.

MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods 3 crs.

This course introduces the student to methods for teaching choral music. Emphasis is on management of performing ensembles, materials, teaching techniques, and literature.

MUED M308 General Music Education Methods 3 crs.

This course covers organization and management of the elementary and middle school general music program emphasizing proven teaching techniques and materials based on a conceptual approach to music learning.

MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to current theory and practice in music education including the psychology of learning and teaching music, nature and testing of musical aptitude and ability, and philosophy in music education.

Prerequisite: EDSE A200 or EDEL A205.

MUED M310 Woodwind Class I 1 cr.

This course is the study of techniques leading to basic performance competence and pedagogy of woodwind instruments.

MUED M311 Woodwind Class II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Woodwind Class I.

MUED M350 Marching Band Techniques  2 cr.

This course emphasizes show design, charting, marching and maneuvering, rehearsal planning, equipment selection, personnel management, auxiliary units, percussion, performance preparation and the fundamental principles of effective instruction related to the contemporary marching band program.

MUED M400 Student Teaching 6 crs.

This course offers the student experience in secondary and/or elementary instruction under the guidance of music teachers and supervisors certified in the student’s primary teaching area.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

OLHC M452 Student Teaching Seminar 3 crs.

This course is a symposium on student teaching—a free exchange of ideas, experiences, and problems relating to supervised teaching activities.

MUED M499 Independent Study arr.

Music Therapy

Bachelor of Music Therapy (124 hrs.)

Non-Music Requirements

Common Curriculum Cr. Hrs.
A. Composition  
Critical Reading and Writing (ENGL T122) 3
B. Philosophy  
1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122) 3
2. Philosophy elective (PHIL) 3
C. Religious Studies  
1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122) 3
2. Religious studies elective (RELS) 3
D. Humanities/Arts  
1. Writing About Literature (ENGL T125) 3
2. Two other courses (literature, drama, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages) 6
  24
Studies in Music Therapy and Behavior Health & Natural Sciences
 
Introduction and Definition (MUTY M100) 2
Physical Disabilities (MUTY M101) 2
Mental Retardation and Exceptionality (MUTY M200) 2
Childhood Disorders (MUTY M201) 2
Gerontology (MUTY M300) 2
Adult Disorders (MUTY M301) 2
Improvisation and Physiological Responses (MUTY M400) 2
Affective and Perceptual Responses (MUTY M401) 2
Field Studies I – IV (MUTY M117, 217, 317, 417) 4
Music Therapy Internship (MUTY M497) 1
Introduction to Psychology (PSYC A100) 3
Abnormal Psychology (PSYC A235) 3
Developmental Psychology (PSYC A230) 3
Introduction to Research (PSYC A301) 3
Statistics and Methods (or Elective) (PSYC A303) 3
Physiological Psychology (PSYC A315) 3
Behavioral/Social/Natural Science Elective 3
Math Elective 3
  45

Bachelor of Music Therapy (124 Hrs.)

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students 0  
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II 4 4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II 1 1
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUPC M400, 401 Guitar Concepts I and II 1 1
MUTY M100 Introduction and Definition 2  
MUTY M101 Physical Disabilities   2
MUTY M117 Field Studies I   1
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology   3
Common Curriculum   3  
      14 15
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M202 Theory III 4  
MUPC M210 Piano Class III 1  
MUPC M220 Piano for Clinicians   1
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUTY M200 Mental Retardation and Exceptionality 2  
MUTY M201 Childhood Disorders   2
MUTY M217 Field Studies II   1
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology 3  
PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology   3
Behavioral/Social/Natural Sciences elective   3
Common Curriculum   3 3
      16 16
Junior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 2 2
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 3 3
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2  
MUTY M300 Gerontology 2  
MUTY M301 Adult Disorders   2
MUTY M317 Field Studies III   1
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensemble 1 1
MU   Music Electives1   1
PSYC A301 Introduction to Research 3  
PSYC A303 Statistics and Methods (or Elective)   3
Common Curriculum   3 3
      16 16
Senior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0  
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance2 0  
MUTH   Theory Elective 2  
MUPR   Applied Elective   2
MU   Music Electives1   5
MUPC M120 Class Voice 1  
MUTY M400 Improvisation and Physiological Responses 2  
MUTY M401 Affective and Perceptual Responses   2
MUTY M417 Field Studies IV 1  
MUTY M497 Music Therapy Internship3   1
PSYC A315 Physiological Psychology 3  
Behavioral/Social/Natural Sciences elective   3
Common Curriculum   6 3
      15 16
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

1 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

2 Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital.

3 Music Therapy Internship is registered during final semester, completed in following year.

View Music Therapy course descriptions

Music Therapy (MUTY)

Music and Fine Arts

MUTY M100 Introduction and Definition 2 crs.

This course introduces the student to the principles upon which the profession of music therapy is founded.

MUTY M101 Physical Disabilities 2 crs.

This course is an in-depth look at music therapy with physical handicaps, speech, visual, and hearing difficulties in the medical setting. There will be a strong experiential component, in an effort to practice some of the concepts presented in class.

MUTY M117 Field Studies I 1 cr.

This course offers practicum experience in the field. This course is a minimum of two hours in the field with clients and an additional one hour per week seminar.

MUTY M200 Mental Retardation and Exceptionality 2 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice with mental retardation and autism. In addition to the review of literature, this course will have a strong experiential component, in an effort to practice some of the concepts presented in class.

MUTY M201 Childhood Disorders 2 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in learning disabilities and child and adolescent disorders. In addition to the review of the literature, this course will have a strong experiential component, in an effort to practice some of the concepts learned in class.

MUTY M217 Field Studies II 1 cr.

This course offers practicum experience in the field. This course is a minimum of two hours in the field with clients and an additional one hour per week seminar.

MUTY M300 Gerontology 2 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in work with geriatrics. This course will have a strong experimental component.

MUTY M301 Adult Disorders 2 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in psychiatry. A study of the disabilities in adult treatment will be explored. This course will have a strong experiential component, in an effort to practice music therapy techniques learned in class.

MUTY M317 Fields Studies III 1 cr.

This course offers practicum experience in the field. This course is a minimum of two hours in the field with clients and an additional one hour per week seminar.

MUTY M400 Improvisation and Physiological Responses 2 crs.

This course provides an overview of improvisation and physiological responses to music. Improvisational models in clinical practice are discussed and demonstrated. Research trends in physiological responses to music will be investigated. The course will also contain an experiential component to practice music therapy concepts.

MUTY M401 Affective and Perceptual Responses 2 crs.

This course is an in-depth examination of affective and perceptual responses to music. It is also an exploration of improvisational models in music therapy. This course will have a strong experiential component, in an effort to practice music therapy techniques learned in class.

MUTY M417 Fields Studies IV 1 cr.

This course offers practicum experience in the field. This course is a minimum of two hours in the field with clients and an additional one hour per week seminar.

MUTY M497 Music Therapy Internship 1 — 7 crs.

Internship requires a minimum of 900 clock hours of uninterrupted service at an AMTA approved clinical setting, commencing at the completion of other coursework.

MUTY M499 Independent Study arr.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts In Music (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Music Core   Cr. Hrs.
MUPC M100 Recital Hour (8 semesters) 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students (1 semester) 0
MUTH M102, 103, 202, and 203 Theory I, II, III, and IV 16
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature 2
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 6
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study (4 semesters) 4
MUEN M100 – 106 Major Ensembles (4 semesters) 4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II 2
MU   Music Electives2 14
      48
General studies (Common Curriculum + CHN , CSS, or CBA minor requirements + electives) 76

1 Two of these courses must be labeled pre-modern. A student may not take a Common Curriculum course for Common Curriculum credit from his or her major department.

2 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman  
F
S
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUGN M110* Introduction to Music Industry Studies
3
 
MUGN M115 * Introduction to Music Technology
 
3
BA B100* Introduction to Business
3
 
BA B101 Business Communications   3
MATH A115* Introduction to Finite Mathematics
3
 
MUGN M105* Music Industry Musicianship
2
 
ENGL T122* Critical Reading and Writing
 
3
Common Curriculum  
3
6
  Totals:
14
15
Sophomore  
 
 
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUEN/PC Ensemble, Class Voice, Guitar, Piano, or Contemporary Ensemble
1
1
MUIN M205* Legal Issues in Music Industry Studies  
3
MUGN M260* Multimedia Production  
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making
3
 
MUGN M350* Intro to Digital Audio
3
 
LGST B205* Legal Environment of Business
3
 
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
 
3
MGT B245* Management & Organizational Behavior
 
3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics
3
 
Common Curriculum  
3
3
  Totals:
16
16
 
Junior1
 
 
 
MUIN M100 Music Industry Forum
0
0
MUIN M250 Music Marketing and Promotion
 
3
MUIN M350 Music Management and Concert Production
3
 
MUIN M310 Music Finance
 
3
MUGN Tech Elective
2
2
MUGN/MUTH Music Electives (includes Commercial Music Electives) 2  
MUIN M420 Contemporary Issues in MIS (or Elective)  
3
Common Curriculum