University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Mar 26, 2019  
University Catalog 2018-2019

Addendum



Business

New course(s)

ACCT 3030L. Tax Accounting Service Learning Lab. This course serves as the applied component to the Tax Accounting Class ACCT 3030.  Students receive real world experience by preparing tax returns with the VITA site housed on Xavier’s campus during the semester. Students must complete online training and certification through the IRS.gov website to become a certified volunteer tax preparer.  Prerequisite(s): None Corequisites: ACCT 3030. (1)

Approved by Academic Council on 10/30/18

Updated course(s)

ACCT 3030. Tax Accounting. Federal Income Tax provisions and procedures; problems of computing gross income, deductions, credits against net income, tax liability; preparation of tax returns; special taxes; commercial accounting practices and tax accounting provisions according to I.R.S. code. Prerequisite(s): None Corequisites: ACCT 3030L. (3).

Approved by Academic Council on 10/30/18

History

Updated course(s)

HIST 2415. Introduction to Historical Research and Writing. Introduction to methods, techniques and concepts used by historians and other researchers. Emphasis is on methods of archival research and analysis, problems in dealing with evidence, interpretation, and theory in various chronological and geographic settings. Class conducted in an archival setting. Fulfills Advanced Rhetoric requirement. Prerequisite: 3 credits of HIST, completion of College Writing, and permission of instructor or departmental chair. (3, FOUNDATIONS/Advanced Rhetoric & Composition, Fa)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

Languages

New course(s)

CHIN 1090. Conversation and Culture. The course is designed to further develop the language skills in Chinese based on the beginner courses (Chinese 1010 or 1020). This course focuses on developing listening and spoken skills of the course participants. Students will mainly focus on improving their Chinese pronunciation and tones, learning new grammar patterns and practicing the newly learned grammar and vocabulary. Organized in-class activities include daily dictation, bi-weekly tests, and completing oral exercises such as retelling stories, discussing texts, making up dialogues, giving presentations, and performing skits. Prerequisite CHIN 1020 (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

CHIN 2020. Intermediate Chinese. The course is designed to further develop the language skills in Chinese based on the intermediate course (Chinese 2010). The course consists of one semester with a continued focus on developing listening, spoken, grammar and reading skills of the course participants. By the end of the course, participants should be able to communicate freely in daily life situations, to describe some events and to express their own ideas and views while engaged in discussion in a limited range of topics. They will be introduced to a further 440 characters and about 750 words over 12 weeks. Prerequisites CHIN 2010 (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

CHIN 3011. Readings in Chinese Literature. This course is ideal for students who have completed CHIN 3010 or have studied Chinese for at least three years. It aims to further enhance the learners’ Chinese language skills and comprehension through readings such as poems and idioms in different periods of the Chinese history. Through studying the different style of literature, students will learn more about the language as well as the historical background. Prerequisite(s) CHIN 3010 (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

SPAN 2052. Intermediate Spanish for Medical Personnel. This course builds upon Spanish 2051 and provides a foundation of knowledge and experience for health care providers, enabling better communication with the Hispanic community. Vocabulary and grammar will be presented in a health care context. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop skills of listening and speaking Spanish. Spanish will be spoken at all times in class. Prerequisite: SPAN 2051 or equivalent. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

Updated course(s)

LATN 1020. Elementary Latin. Grammar, basic vocabulary, graded readings. Prerequisite: LATN 1010 or permission of instructor. (3, Sp)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

Mathematics

MATH 2570. Combinatorics and Graph Theory. This course introduces the concept of a combinatorial proof and its application to concepts such as counting principles, relations, and the principle of inclusion and exclusion. The course also introduces graphs and covers concepts such as planarity, coloring theory, matching theory, and network flows. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in Math 2550 or permission of instructor. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

MATH 2580. Mathematics of Cybersecurity. Review of Principle of Mathematical Induction, Prime numbers, Permutations and Combinations, and Matrix Algebra.  Division Algorithm, Modular arithmetic, Congruences, Monoalphabetic Substitution Ciphers, Polyalphabetic Substitution Ciphers, Polygraphic Substitution Ciphers, Public Key Cryptography. Prerequisite: Math 2030, Math 2550  or permission of the Instructor. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

MATH 3030. Introduction to Operations Research. An overview of operations research, the methodology of mathematical modeling, scientific methodology, linear programming; the graphical, algebraic, and simplex solutions; duality,
sensitivity analysis and applications; integer programming and solutions; networks. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in both MATH 2030 and MATH 2550 or permission of department head. (3, Sp)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

MATH 3050. Introduction to Number Theory. Topics in number theory including divisibility theory in the integers, primes and their distributions, the theory of congruences, Fermat’s Theorem, number theoretic functions, Euler’s generalization of Fermat’s Theorem, primitive roots and indices, perfect numbers, and the Fermat Conjecture. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2550. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

MATH 3530. Difference Equations. Topics include dynamics of first order difference equations (equilibria, stability, periodicity, bifurcations), higher order linear difference equations, systems of difference equations and their stability, dynamics of higher order scalar difference equations, Z-transform. Prerequisite(s): grade “C” or higher in MATH 2030, MATH 2070/2070H, MATH 2530, MATH 2550 or permission of the instructor. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

STAT 3800. Experimental Design. Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Experiments - The principles of the design and analysis of experiments. Comparative Experiments, One-Way ANOVA, Randomized and Incomplete Block Designs, Latin and Graeco-Latin squares, factorial experiments, 2k and 3k designs and Confounding. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in MATH 1070 (or MATH 1070H) and STAT 2010 (or MATH 1020) or STAT 3010/STAT 3010D (or MATH 3010 MATH 3010D) or permission of the Instructor. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

Philosophy

Updated course(s)

PHIL 1040. Happiness and the Meaning of Life. This course asks two fundamental questions: what is the meaning of life and what is the nature of happiness?  Philosophers from diverse traditions will be our guide as we explore ideas about human nature, happiness, life’s purpose, and our place in the universe.  By the end of the semester students will be able to clearly identify, analyze, and rationally evaluate the philosophical views taken up in the course.  Along the way, students will have opportunities to develop their own ideas on happiness and the meaning of life. Prerequisite(s): Completion of any required developmental reading course. (3, EXPLORATIONS/Examined Life, FaSp)

Informational item proposed at Academic Council meeting held on 11/1/18.

Physics

New Course(s)

ENGR 1200. Introduction to Engineering. This course introduces the engineering profession. Information on the different disciplines of engineering will be presented. Professional and ethical aspects of engineering are covered. An introduction to problem solving and the engineering design process with the utilization of various computer applications are covered. Various forms of technical communication are emphasized. (3, FaSp)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18.

Xavier Core

Updated course(s)

XCOR 1011. Xavier Experience. This course challenges students to think deeply about the meaning of a just and humane society while fostering the development of critical thinking skills, oral and written communication skills, and socially responsible and ethical principles. This course introduces Xavier students to college-level inquiry through engagement with broad issues or questions. Each unique Xavier Experience Seminar is designed by faculty, but must include foundations in Xavier’s mission as well as our identity as a Catholic and historically Black institution. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1000/1010 & XCOR 1000/ Permission of the Faculty Director of Core Curriculum. (3, FOUNDATIONS)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18

XCOR 1012. New Orleans Experience. This course invites students to select a course from an array of topics emphasizing the diverse cultures, environments, and institutions of the New Orleans metropolitan community and Southeast Louisiana. While the city and region serve as text and subject of inquiry, each unique New Orleans Experience course is designed by faculty to increase student engagement and to enhance critical thinking, oral communication, and written communication skills. Prerequisite(s) : ENGL 1000/1010 & XCOR 1000/Permission of the Faculty Director of Core Curriculum. (3, FOUNDATIONS)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/1/18