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Required Proficiencies - Baccalaureate Programs, College for Women

The ability to communicate and use information effectively is critical to both professional achievement and the fulfillment of public responsibilities and personal relationships. The faculty at St. Catherine University support and encourage the development of oral and written communication and information and technology skills. Throughout the curriculum, whether core requirements or courses directly associated with your major, you will learn to communicate to a variety of audiences and access and manipulate information in myriad ways. The University provides a Writing/Reading Center with professional and student staff ready to assist you to improve your communication skills and a Computing Services Center that offers training and help desk support for your academic computing needs.

BACCALAUREATE WRITING REQUIREMENT
Clear, eloquent writing opens doors to worlds students aspire to enter. At St. Catherine University, writing competency is required of all students as part of the basic process of earning a degree. To this end, each student must take four writing-intensive courses. (NOTE: Students who completed an A.A. degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum prior to enrolling at St. Catherine University are required to complete three writing-intensive courses.) This University writing requirement is fulfilled in the following ways:

CORE WRITING REQUIREMENT
Both CORE 1000 (or CORE 2000) The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990 Global Search for Justice are writing-intensive courses. Successful completion of the two courses fulfills two writing-intensive course requirements.

WRITING REQUIREMENT FOR MAJOR
You must take one writing-intensive course, or the equivalent of one writing-intensive course, in your major. In those disciplines where the writing requirement has been integrated throughout the departmental curriculum, you fulfill the major's writing requirement through drafting and redrafting a sequence of writing assignments in several courses, following plans specially devised for majors. If you plan to complete a major through another Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) school, consult with the Office of Academic Affairs to determine the St. Catherine's writing-intensive course(s) related to your major that can satisfy this component of the writing requirement.

FOURTH COURSE REQUIREMENT*
A fourth and final writing-intensive course may be taken in the form of any other writing-intensive course, whether elective or required for a major or minor course of study. ENGL 2305 Writing for Life: Developing Skill and Confidence, a composition course with emphases upon the writing process, drafting techniques and concerns with audience, is recommended for students wanting a course focusing exclusively upon writing. All writing-intensive courses are indicated by a "WRIT" course attribute (see online course catalog and course schedule). The courses designated as writing-intensive by academic year(s) are listed below.

*This requirement is waived for students who completed an A.A. degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum prior to enrolling at St. Catherine University.

LIST OF WRITING INTENSIVE COURSES. This list is subject to change. Current students should refer to the online Course Schedule or Degree Evaluation.

SUBJECT CODE COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE ACADEMIC YEAR(S)
ACCT 4130 Auditing 2012-14
ARTH 2650 Modern Art History 2012-14
BIOL 4850 Senior Seminar 2012-14
BUSI 3900 Social Entrepreneurship 2013-14
BUSI 4490 Strategic Management 2012-14
CHEM 4000 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry with Lab 2013-14
CHEM 4400 Biochemistry with Lab 2012-14
CLAS 3450 Hindu Mythology 2013-14
CLAS 3460 Women in Greece and Rome 2012-14
COMM 1000 Introduction to Communication: Women and Social Change 2013-14
COMM 3070 Gender and Rhetoric 2012-14
COMM 4850 Senior Seminar 2012-13
CORE 1000 or 2000 The Reflective Woman 2012-14
CORE 3990 Global Search for Justice 2012-14
CRST 2050 Foundations of Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity 2012-14
CRST 2151 Sociocultural Aspects of Dress 2013-14
CRST 2210 Perspectives on Health and Aging 2012-14
CRST 2260 Literature in Translation 2012-13
CRST 2290 Women and Literature 2012-14
CRST 3401 Language as Power 2012-14
CRST 4850 Senior Seminar 2012-14
ECON 3460 Global Financial Issues 2012-14
ECON 3480 International Economics 2012-14
EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society 2012-14
ENGL 1110 Research Writing (with ENGL 1100 or 1105) (associate degree program students only) 2012-13
ENGL 2130 Written Communication for College 2012-14
ENGL 2160 English for Cross-cultural Nursing 2012-14
ENGL 2260 Literature in Translation 2012-13
ENGL 2270 Shakespeare 2012-14
ENGL 2290 Women and Literature 2012-14
ENGL 2304 Introduction to Literature (associate degree program students only) 2013-14
ENGL 2305 Writing for Life: Developing Skill and Confidence 2012-14
ENGL 2340 Writing as a Career 2012-13
ENGL 2450 Language in Society 2012-14
ENGL 3340 Journalistic Writing 2012-13
ENGL 3360 Intermediate Writing: Writing with Power, Purpose and the Perfect Word 2012-14
ENGL 3400 Language as Power 2012-14
ENGL 4300 Advanced Writing: Cultivating Your Style 2012-13
ENGL 4320 The Editorial Process 2012-14
ENGL 4860 Seminar 2012-14
EXSS 2800 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science 2013-14
FACS 4000 Management Approach to Family Systems 2012-14
FASH 2150 Sociocultural Aspects of Dress 2012-14
FREN 3050 French Composition 2012-14
FREN 3060 Introduction to Literary Analysis 2012-14
FSNU 4300 Advanced Nutrition 2012-14
FSNU 4310 Research in Food and Nutrition 2012-14
HIST 1300 Introduction to Historiography 2012-14
HIST 3460 Women in Greece and Rome 2012-14
HLTH 4800 Senior Seminar in Public Health 2012-14
INDI 2210 Perspectives on Health and Aging 2012-14
INTD 2010 Introduction to Interior Design Research 2013-14
INTP 4210 Senior Seminar 2012-14
MATH 4850 Senior Seminar 2012-14
MGMT 4850 Senior Seminar in Healthcare Management 2012-14
MKTG 2350 Integrated Marketing Communications 2012-14
MUS 3250 Music of the Church: Historical Perspectives 2013-14
MUS 3350 Women and Music 2012-14
ORTH 4020 Ocular Motility IV Seminar 2012-14
OSOT 5010 Occupational Science Foundations 2012-14
OSOT 5020 Occupational Science: Community and Justice 2012-14
PHIL 2200 Ethics 2012-14
PHIL 4850 Senior Seminar 2012-13
POSC 1710 Introduction to Political Science 2012-14
POSC 2200 Introduction to Comparative Government 2012-14
PSYC 4220 History and Systems 2013-14
RESP 3200 Advanced Therapeutics 2012-14
RESP 4200 Senior Seminar 2012-14
SALE 4630 Sales Force Leadership 2012-14
SOCI 2100 Research Methods in Sociology 2013-14
SOCI 3700 Social Theory 2012-14
SOWK 3800 Social Work Research 2013-14
SPAN 3050 Visions of the Hispanic World: Reading to Speak and Write 2012-14
SPAN 4860 Senior Seminar 2012-14
THEO 3200 Suffering, Compassion and Healing: Theology and Spirituality in Healthcare 2012-14
THEO 3360 War, Peace and the Apocalypse 2012-14
THEO 3380 Women and the Bible 2012-13
THEO 3450 Women in American Christianity 2012-13
THEO 3500 Liturgical Theology 2013-14
THEO 3670 The Quest for God in Contemporary Experience 2012-14
THEO 3752 Christianity, Judaism and Islam 2013-14
THEO 3753 Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism 2013-14
THEO 3850 Human Sexuality: Theological and Spiritual Explorations 2012-13
THEO 3930 Christian Women Mystics 2012-14
WOST 1000 Introduction to Communication: Women and Social Change 2013-14
WOST 2050 Foundations in Women's Studies 2012-14
WOST 2290 Women and Literature 2012-14
WOST 2450 Language in Society 2012-14
WOST 3070 Gender and Rhetoric 2012-14
WOST 3350 Women and Music 2012-14
WOST 3380 Women and the Bible 2012-13
WOST 3400 Language as Power 2012-14
WOST 3451 Women in American Christianity 2012-13
WOST 3460 Women in Greece and Rome 2012-14
WOST 3850 Human Sexuality: Theological and Spiritual Explorations 2012-13
WOST 3930 Christian Women Mystics 2012-14
WOST 4850 Senior Seminar 2012-14


Majors that have elected to integrate writing across the curriculum will describe their plans in separate departmental materials. Consult your major advisor for information on your major's writing requirement. An expository writing course transferred from another college or university may be credited as one writing-intensive course, depending upon approval from the director of writing programs and the registrar.

INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCY
The information and technology proficiency requirement is integrated into the course work for majors of most departments. You will be expected to use discipline-appropriate computer applications (e.g., word processing, graphing, database searching, statistical analysis, spreadsheet construction) in courses within your major and in the required mathematics or statistics course. Information technology is also addressed in CORE 1000 and CORE 2000 The Reflective Woman.

In the event that the major does not fulfill the requirement, the department will advise you on an alternative method for its completion (e.g., successful completion of PHYS 1110, CSCI 1040/1050 or any other St. Catherine's computer science course).

If you plan to pursue a major through the ACTC, consult with the Office of Academic Affairs on an acceptable way to demonstrate satisfaction of this requirement.