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Xavier University of Louisiana    
 
    
 
  Feb 21, 2018
 
University Catalog 2017-2018

Addendum



Art

Changes to Art Minor

Current Policy:

The minor in Art requires eighteen (18) hours, including Design Ia-b (6 hrs - ART 1010  and ART 1020 ) and Drawing I (3 hrs - ART 1030 ). The additional nine hours are chosen from:

ART 1050 Introduction to Ceramics  
ART 1060 Introduction to Painting 
ART 2020 Introduction to Graphic Design  
ART 2070 Introduction to Sculpture 
ART 2080 Introduction to Printmaking 
ART 2110 History of Art Ia  
ART 2120 History of Art Ib  
ART 2130 Special Topics in Art History    
ART 3011 Advanced Black and White Photography 
ART 3050 Painting 2, Intermediate Painting  
ART 3060 Painting 3, Advanced Painting    
ART 3070 Sculpture 2, Intermediate Sculpture  
ART 3090 Printmaking 2 Intermediate Printmaking  
ART 4010 Graphic Design 2, Intermediate Graphic Design 
ART 4020 Graphic Design 3, Advanced Graphic Design  
ART 4140 Art of the African Diaspora  

Updated Policy:

The minor in Art requires eighteen (18) hours, including Design (3 hrs - ART 1010  or ART 2020 ) and Art History (3 hrs - ART 1090  or ART 2110  or ART 2120 ). The additional twelve (12) hours are to be chosen, in consultation with an advisor in the Department of Art, from:

ART 1010 Design Ia  
ART 1030 Drawing 1 Beginning Drawing 
ART 1050 Introduction to Ceramics 
ART 1060 Introduction to Painting 
ART 2020 Introduction to Graphic Design 
ART 2070 Introduction to Sculpture 
ART 2080 Introduction to Printmaking 
ART 2110 History of Art Ia 
ART 2120 History of Art Ib 
ART 2130 Special Topics in Art History 
ART 3020 Web Design  
ART 3022 Digital Color Photography 
ART 3050 Painting 2, Intermediate Painting 
ART 3060 Painting 3, Advanced Painting 
ART 3070 Sculpture 2, Intermediate Sculpture 
ART 3090 Printmaking 2 Intermediate Printmaking 
ART 3011 Advanced Black and White Photography 
ART 4010 Graphic Design 2, Intermediate Graphic Design 
ART 4020 Graphic Design 3, Advanced Graphic Design 
ART 4140 Art of the African Diaspora  

Approved by Academic Council on 10/3/17

New Course(s)

ART 2510 (ENGL 2510). The Graphic Novel & Social Justice. This course is an interdisciplinary examination of comic art as a vehicle for social justice. This course will teach students to access comics, a genre generally dismissed as non-literary, at multiple levels: the textual, the visual, and the contextual. Students will develop and enhance skills at interpretation through these multiple literacies to value the political and cultural statements that can be made through the comic form. Students will also learn how to manipulate these various literacies to express their own commentaries upon issues of social justice important to them. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010 -ENGL 1020  ; or ENGL 1023H . (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on 10/3/17

Chemistry

New Course(s)

CHEM 4350. Drug Design Using Computational Chemistry. The course will introduce students to the basic computational molecular modeling tools used in drug design and development process.  The most commonly used techniques in the drug discovery such as building 3D-models of organic molecules, study their structural properties, Structure Activity Relationship studies (QSAR), molecular docking studies, pharmacophore development and database search will be taught in this course. The relationship between the structure of the drug and its bioactivity will be analyzed followed by identification of structural features that can be modified to improve the efficacy of the drug. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2220 . (3)

English

New Course(s)

ENGL 2510 (ART 2510). The Graphic Novel & Social Justice. This course is an interdisciplinary examination of comic art as a vehicle for social justice. This course will teach students to access comics, a genre generally dismissed as non-literary, at multiple levels: the textual, the visual, and the contextual. Students will develop and enhance skills at interpretation through these multiple literacies to value the political and cultural statements that can be made through the comic form. Students will also learn how to manipulate these various literacies to express their own commentaries upon issues of social justice important to them. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010 -ENGL 1020  ; or ENGL 1023H . (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on 10/3/17

ENGL 3025 (PHIL 3025, THEO 3025). The Ideal Society. This is an interdisciplinary course which employs humanistic methods to explore religious, philosophical and literary conceptions of an ideal society. Students will use literary works to inspire and imagine their own model of an ideal society, while learning to justify its values and structures rationally and with recourse to theological reflection.  Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 ; Three Semester Hours in Philosophy (No Theology prerequisites) (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on10/3/17

ENGL 3666 (THEO 3666). The Devil in Sacred and Secular Literature. This course examines the theological and literary origins and evolution of the portrayal of the devil, from God’s prosecuting attorney in the Hebrew Bible to later portrayals as a monster of scientific creation. Students will explore how the character of the devil and the problem of evil impact a just and humane society by studying sacred texts from around the globe, including but not limited to the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran, as well as secular literature including but not limited to such texts as Dante’s Inferno, Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Defoe’s Political History of the Devil. (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on10/3/17

Update to Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites for courses ENGL 3040  & ENGL 3050  were formerly ENGL 1000  /ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  OR ENGL 1023H  and ENGL 2011H . The new prerequisites for both courses are:  ENGL 1020  or ENGL 1023H .

Approved by the English department head in October 2017.

History

New Course(s)

HIST 1400. Worlds of Trade: Consumers and Goods in World History Since 1400CE. Exploration of how the cultivation and exchange of certain goods transformed global societies, politics, and economies between 1400 CE and the present. This class will pay special attention to the connections between changing global markets and historical understandings of racial and ethnic identities, class structures, and discussions of government power. (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on 10/3/17

Languages

New Course(s)

LANG 1050. Exploration of Afro Latin America and the Caribbean Studies. This course is an introduction to and exploration of the world of Afro Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of its historical development, its cultural context, and its diverse, extensive, and pervasive African influences throughout the region, and consequently, the world.  An examination of African contributions in this geographical region will result in an interdisciplinary perspective of knowledge across the spectrum of human behavior that has extended throughout the Americas and the Western world. Taught in English. (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on 10/31/17

New Certificate Program

Spanish for Health Professionals Certificate Program

The curriculum consists of 15 credit hours. Students also have the option to do a clinical practicum during summer study along with courses. Those courses will also be offered at alternate times.

Required Courses:

SPAN 1090 Conversation and Culture  
SPAN 2051 Spanish for Medical Personnel 
SPAN 3001 Advanced Grammar and Composition  
SPAN 3011 Advanced Conversation  
SPAN 3012 Advanced Conversation  

Optional:

Clinical practicum in Costa Rica with homestay and full immersion in the target language

 

Admission to the program will be based upon the WEBCAPE proficiency test.

The program will be open to undergraduate students and professionals that meet the prerequisites and  can commit to the program.

Approved by Academic Council on 12/5/17

Mass Communication

Changes in Course Numbers

MSCM 2400 Introduction to Converged Media Writing has changed to MSCM 2222 Introduction to Converged Media Writing

Approved by the Head of the Mass Communication department in November 2017

MSCM 3400 Social Media has changed to MSCM 2400 Social Media

Approved by Academic Council on 1/31/17

Philosophy

New Course(s)

PHIL 3025 (ENGL 3025, THEO 3025). The Ideal Society. This is an interdisciplinary course which employs humanistic methods to explore religious, philosophical and literary conceptions of an ideal society. Students will use literary works to inspire and imagine their own model of an ideal society, while learning to justify its values and structures rationally and with recourse to theological reflection.  Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 ; Three Semester Hours in Philosophy (No Theology prerequisites) (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on10/3/17

Sociology

New Course(s)

SOCI 4820. Methods Seminar. This course is an in-depth, research-intensive exploration of a particular sociological research method.  Students will study the methodology in question, examine examples of research employing the method, and practice utilizing the method through a major research project.  Topics vary by semester according to faculty and student interest.  Prerequisite(s): 3 semester hours in sociology and completion of one of the following research methods courses: SOCI 2530 , PSCI 2010 , PSYC 2020 , PHLT 3004 , MSCM 3600  or CMST 3020 . (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 10/3/17

Theology

New Course(s)

THEO 3025 (ENGL 3025, PHIL 3025). The Ideal Society. This is an interdisciplinary course which employs humanistic methods to explore religious, philosophical and literary conceptions of an ideal society. Students will use literary works to inspire and imagine their own model of an ideal society, while learning to justify its values and structures rationally and with recourse to theological reflection.  Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 ; Three Semester Hours in Philosophy (No Theology prerequisites) (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on10/3/17

THEO 3666 (ENGL 3666). The Devil in Sacred and Secular Literature. This course examines the theological and literary origins and evolution of the portrayal of the devil, from God’s prosecuting attorney in the Hebrew Bible to later portrayals as a monster of scientific creation. Students will explore how the character of the devil and the problem of evil impact a just and humane society by studying sacred texts from around the globe, including but not limited to the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran, as well as secular literature including but not limited to such texts as Dante’s Inferno, Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Defoe’s Political History of the Devil. (3, EXP)

Approved by Academic Council on10/3/17

Xavier Core (XCOR)

New Course(s)

XCOR 1000 College Experience. XCOR 1000 serves as a foundation for the Xavier academic experience. This course aids in the transition to college life by encouraging students to build connections with faculty, staff, and other students in the university community, and to focus on the skills needed for success at Xavier. Students learn about key components of the Xavier support system available to them,become more engaged with our distinct mission, and begin to reflect on their role in becoming more engaged citizens. XCOR 1000 introduces students to Xavier’s unique Core Curriculum and helps them discover strategies to construct individualized academic pathways. NOTE: Instructors develop their own unique courses, based on a common course syllabus and a shared reading, from which individual syllabi will be built. (1)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/28/17

XCOR 1011 Xavier Experience. Xavier Experience 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): XCOR 1000 and ENGL 1000  /ENGL 1010  (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/28/17

XCOR 1012 New Orleans Experience. New Orleans Experience 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. Prerequisites: XCOR 1000 and ENGL 1000  /ENGL 1010  (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/28/17

XCOR 3010 Engaging the Mission. Courses approved in this category challenge students to think more deeply about ideas, practices, and values that align with Xavier’s mission and reinforce critical thinking, as well as oral and written communication skills. Students learn to integrate diverse perspectives with a breadth and depth of knowledge, while also utilizing different, methodologies to find solutions to complex problems. Students choose from a variety of unique seminar topics developed by faculty and organized around different “big ideas.” Service learning courses are encouraged. Prerequisite(s): XCOR 1011/1012 and completed at least 60 hrs. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/28/17

XCOR 3020 Engaging Global Issues. Courses approved in this category challenge students to explore particular social, cultural, economic, or political issues of global significance, and reinforce critical thinking, as well as oral and written communication skills. Students learn to integrate diverse perspectives with a breadth and depth of knowledge, while also utilizing different, methodologies to find solutions to complex problems. Students choose from a variety of unique seminar topics developed by faculty and organized around different “big ideas.” International study courses are encouraged. Students who earn at least 12 hrs. in an international study abroad program receive exemption from the Engaging Global Issues requirement. Prerequisite(s): XCOR 1011/1012 and completed at least 60 hrs (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 11/28/17