2005-2007 Academic Catalog
The Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biernat, Buttenhoff, Churchill, Fontaine, Kallevig, Klaphake, Lukes, Maitra, Mason, Nanoff, Nowak, Vu
ART 1020 ART AND ARTISTS 2 Cr.
This course examines the great works of visual imagination throughout human history with special focus on contemporary American artists of diverse backgrounds. Classroom exercises promote the application of creative visual thinking to your own life and work.
ART 1300 PRINTMAKING 2 Cr.
This course provides experience in a variety of woodblock and silkscreen print processes and completion of an edition of prints on the role of contemporary graphic art as an aesthetic and
ART 1500 FOLK ART 2 Cr.
The goal of this course is to learn respect for ancient art forms and the people who developed them. There is a multimedia approach to folk art taking into account the historical, cultural, political, and sometimes spiritual backgrounds of art forms that have proven to be remarkably resilient over time. It is a hands-on, process-oriented classroom experience; experiences may include bread baking, beading, quilting, etc. Community artists join with the class in presenting a variety of art forms.
ART 2982 TOPICS IN ART 2 Cr.
The subject matter of this course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year, but does not duplicate existing courses.
BIOL 2000 SUMMER SCIENCE IMMERSION 6 Cr.
This course satisfies the BIOL 2400 (Anatomy and Physiology I) requirement. Summer Science Immersion provides you with the opportunity to learn about human anatomy and physiology in an interactive way. This course integrates fundamental understandings of biochemistry, physical principles, lab exercises and effective study strategies with a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology. This course serves as an essential link to the healthcare and human-service programs. Laboratory and recitation are included in this course.
BIOL 2400 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 Cr.
(BIOL 2000 or BIOL 2400 is required for all students in A.A.S. and A.S. programs.) The content of this course includes the basic anatomy and physiology of the body. After a preliminary introduction to such areas as terminology, overview of the body, the chemical basis of life, and morphology of cells and tissue, the larger interactions between structures and functions of the different body systems are summarized and integrated. You will then apply this knowledge to critical questions. There is a laboratory requirement for the course. This course serves as an essential link to the College’s healthcare and human-service programs.
BIOL 2410 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 Cr.
(Required for associate program nursing and sonography students.) This course is designed to enable you to gain a comprehensive, correlated knowledge of the anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms of the human body. The course provides an organizational framework of unifying principles and concepts together with factual data presented in a way that facilitates application to subsequent pathophysiological and clinical courses. The course format includes both lecture and discussion. You will learn anatomical and physiological concepts through structured collaborative learning exercises, including the analysis of case studies. There is a laboratory requirement for this course. Prerequisite: BIOL 2000 or 2400.
BIOL 2420 HUMAN DISEASE 2 Cr.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of disease. You will study a range of infectious, chronic and genetic diseases; you will learn the etiology of these diseases, their clinical manifestations, principles of treatment and prevention where applicable. Prerequisite with concurrency: BIOL 2000 or 2400.
BIOL 2450 APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY 4 Cr.
In this course you will study the role of microorganisms in health and disease with emphasis on modes of action and mechanisms of spread of infectious microorganisms. Areas of study include microbial structure, physiology, genetics, growth characteristics and host strategies to protect against and provide recovery from microbial disease. Laboratory experiences include sterile techniques and major procedures used to grow, observe, characterize and identify microorganisms. Prerequisites: BIOL 2400, 2410. High School Chemistry or FNDN 0300 preferred.
BIOL 2982 TOPICS IN BIOLOGY 2 Cr.
The subject matter of this course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.
ECOL 2000 HUMAN ECOLOGY 2 Cr.
In this course you will be introduced to the basic concepts of ecosystems in relation to human behavior and human adaptations within these ecosystems. The role of the individual and society in contributing directly and indirectly to the quality of the environment are emphasized along with the impact of current environmental quality on the overall health of humans. Topics include: over-population, various forms of pollution, nutrition and resources. Same as SSCS 2000.
ENGL 1100 COMPOSITION I 2 Cr.
This course provides guided practice in writing college-level papers and must be taken during your first year (preferably first semester) at the College of
St. Catherine. Course readings are drawn from a variety of prose models from diverse cultures. Written exercises and assigned papers focus on purpose, organization, paragraph development, sentence structure, revision and grammatical conventions.
ENGL 1110 COMPOSITION II 2 Cr.
This course is designed to allow the application and expansion of critical reading, writing and thinking skills through understanding of the research process. You will demonstrate an ability to state and support a thesis; to gather, evaluate and organize information; to write in a clear and coherent style; and to develop an understanding of audience and voice. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100.
ENGL 2100 CREATIVE WRITING 2 Cr.
This writing-based literature course introduces you to a variety of ways in which the written word can be used to express, analyze and critique an array of personal, cultural and political themes and experiences. You will study closely the writings of emerging, established and renowned authors working in a variety of genres (journals, short fiction, drama, poetry, memoir). You simultaneously engage in a series of creative writing exercises and projects that allow you to explore the implications of the written word in your daily life. In addition, you are required to attend several readings by published authors in the local community, as well as give a final reading of your own creative works at the end of the term. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100.
ENGL 2500 SHORT STORY 2 cr.
This writing-based literature course introduces you to the skill of reading and writing short stories. You will read and analyze written work by emerging, established and renowned authors. You will also experiment with your own short story writing to facilitate learning about the varying techniques for writing effective short stories. Both reading and writing activities focus on the intentional use of style and language in short stories. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 is strongly recommended.
ENGL 2982 TOPICS IN LITERATURE 2 Cr.
The subject matter of this course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. All topics courses are writing-based literature courses. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses. Possible topics include Literature, Culture and Film, World Literature, Contemporary Poetry and Folklore.
FNDN 0200 COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: APPLIED STRATEGIES FOR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 CR.
This study skills course is designed to be a companion course to BIOL 2400. You will identify your strengths and weaknesses as a learner. Specific strategies for improvement are presented in the areas of time-management, note-taking, test-taking and problem-solving skills. You will apply these strategies directly to the anatomy and physiology course and also engage in a review of course content. (NOTE: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
FNDN 0400 FOUNDATIONS IN COLLEGE WRITING 2 Cr.
This competency-based course is designed to build knowledge, skills and confidence in the areas of the mechanics of writing and grammar. Familiarity with the Learning Center is built into the course. This course prepares students for ENGL 1100. (Note: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
FNDN 0600 MATHEMATICS FOUNDATIONS IN DOSAGE CALCULATIONS 1 CR.
This competency-based course is designed for those who need to build proficiency in the following areas: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals; the application of ratio and proportion concepts to the calculation of basic dosages; metric and other systems of measurement; and conversions between systems of measurement. Anyone entering the associate degree nursing program must take this course or demonstrate proficiency in the skills listed above. Proficiency exams are scheduled in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You should check professional program requirements concerning the sequencing of FNDN 0600 with program requirements. (Note: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
FNDN 0650 FOUNDATIONS IN COLLEGE ALGEBRA 2 Cr.
This competency-based course is designed for those who need to build proficiency in the following areas: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fraction and decimal expressions; the application of ratio and proportion concepts; percent equations and word problems; operations with algebraic expressions, exponents and logarithms. (Note: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
FNDN 0700 FOUNDATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING 2 CR.
This competency-based course is for those who need a review of basic math concepts to prepare themselves for the CSC math placement assessment, MATH 1020/1030 or 1050, and/or the Radiography program. Topics include whole number operations, signed numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio-proportion, measurement and percent. Algebra (solving linear equations) is introduced to help bridge the gap between arithmetic and algebra. (Note: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
FNDN 0800 FOUNDATIONS IN COLLEGE READING FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES 2 CR.
In this competency-based course, you will develop the critical reading skills essential for learning from expository texts in the health-science disciplines. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary development, reading flexibility, stamina and metacognition. Course readings are taken from college-level science, nursing and allied health textbooks, journals, Web sites and other sources. (Note: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
FNDN 0900 FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL LANGUAGE 2 Cr.
This competency-based course develops knowledge and confidence in standard American English focusing on academic writing, reading, and oral communication. These critical language areas are integrated throughout the course. You learn to use meaningful texts to understand and practice grammar, understand how grammar and vocabulary play a role in effective and clear academic writing, make connections between how grammar is connected to reading and oral communication, and make connections between how you speak, read and write. (Note: FNDN credits are not applied to graduation credit requirements.)
MATH 1020 MATH IN SOCIETY I 2 Cr.
Math in Society I is the first part of the two-part course Math in Society. This course engages you in an exploration of mathematical ideas, approaches and thinking in society. You will engage with math as it is connected to decision making, problem solving, management science, growth and symmetry, and statistics. You may also consider mathematical ideas and thinking in the context of healthcare and other human-service organizations. Credit is not given for both MATH 1020 and MATH 1050. MATH 1020 and MATH 1030 together are equivalent to MATH 1050. MATH 1020 is designed to prepare students for MATH 1030.
MATH 1030 MATH IN SOCIETY II 2 Cr.
Math in Society II is the second part of the two-part course Math in Society. This course engages you in an exploration of mathematical ideas, approaches and thinking in society. You will engage with math as it is connected to decision making, problem solving, management science, growth and symmetry, and statistics. You may also consider mathematical ideas and thinking in the context of healthcare and other human-service organizations. MATH 1020 and MATH 1030 together are equivalent to MATH 1050. MATH 1030 is not designed to prepare students
for any other mathematics course. Prerequisite: MATH 1020.
PHIL 2000 ETHICAL PROBLEMS IN HEALTHCARE 2 Cr.
This course is designed to prepare you to participate in the ethical dimension of healthcare as a prospective consumer as well as a provider. The course includes an examination of topics selected from the current literature of bioethics (abortion, euthanasia, genetics, etc.), presentation of methods of processing ethical problems, and analysis of the status and role specific to the healthcare deliverer as this relates to ethical decision making. Intended for second-year students.
PHIL 2010 PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS 2 Cr.
This course explores the purpose, scope and definition of philosophy, the nature of philosophical problems and methods, and readings from great philosophical works. There is an emphasis on the critical and analytical skills used to evaluate ideas and beliefs.
PSYC 1000 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 4 Cr.
Orientation to contemporary scientific psychology including the study of learning and memory, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, biology and behavior, personality, individual differences, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, and developmental and social psychology.
PSYC 1020 PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING 1 Cr.
Sociological/psychological content are blended with awareness exercises on topics such as cultural views of death/dying, working with the dying patient, grief, suicide and influence of death attitudes on day-to-day life.
PSYC 1050 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN 1 Cr.
An introductory course concerning topics such as women’s views of themselves, cultural views about women, women’s development and concerns, women’s health, violence against women and female sexuality.
PSYC 1070 FACULTY-DESIGNED INDEPENDENT STUDY: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 1 CR.
This course is offered as an independent study package. You will work independently with faculty consultation in completing course work. The focus of this course is the scope of the rapidly expanding field of health psychology and its relationship with other fields. Investigation of emerging integrative theoretical models of health and illness is covered along with effective psychological methods and practices for dealing with health promotion and medical disorders. Health psychology’s findings about and integration into healthcare systems are also discussed.
PSYC 1080 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY seminar 1 Cr.
A concise review of selected psychological disorders, including etiology, prognosis, treatment options, and current issues. Disorders reviewed are within the categories of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, somatoform disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders and eating disorders. This is an independent study course. This course supports the College’s mission in its focus on human diversity and social responsibility. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.
PSYC 2020 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 4 Cr.
(Variable option, two credits each: see PSYC 2026 and 2027.) Scientific study of development from prenatal life through late adulthood, with emphasis on the interplay of psychological processes, heredity and environment. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.
PSYC 2026 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND METHODS, CONCEPTION/PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT TO MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 2 CR.
In this course you will learn scientific methods and theories in developmental psychology and study the developing person from conception/prenatal development through middle childhood. Prenatal influences, physical growth patterns and cognitive and social development are covered along with the influence of family, peer and school environments. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.
PSYC 2027 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT: ADOLESCENCE, ADULTHOOD AND DEATH 2 CR.
In this course you will study the developing person from age 12 to late adulthood, including the physical, sexual, cognitive and social changes that occur with aging. Family, peer, school and work environments are covered in the teen and early adult years. Work and leisure environments, adult development within the family, and adjustment to aging, loss and death are covered in the middle and late adulthood periods. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000.
SSCS 1000 POWER AND SOCIAL CHANGE 2 Cr.
You will explore power and participation in our society. Topics include race, gender, orientation, origin, religion, language, ability, age and class. There are opportunities to develop knowledge of history and government in relation to the social issues addressed in readings and discussions.
SSCS 1300 GLOBAL STUDIES SEMINAR 2 Cr.
This online course is designed to increase global awareness by exploring such issues as human rights and effective models for global, political activism. Particular attention is given to current global issues. There is a community involvement element in this course.
SSCS 2000 HUMAN ECOLOGY 2 Cr.
You are introduced to the basic concepts of ecosystems in relation to human behavior and human adaptations within these ecosystems. The role of the individual and society in contributing directly and indirectly to the quality of the environment is emphasized along with the impact of current environmental quality on the overall health of humans. Topics include: over-population, various forms of pollution, nutrition and resources. Same as ECOL 2000.
SSCS 2300 IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2 CR.
In this course you will study historic and current immigrant and refugee communities. You apply economic, social and political theory to immigrant and refugee issues. More specifically, you will consider the differences between immigrants and refugees, the reasons immigrants and refugees leave their countries, the treatment of immigrants and refugees in host and home countries and current refugee crisis areas. A special focus is placed on immigrant and refugee communities in the Twin Cities area and on immigrant and refugee women. You will complete your course work independently and collaboratively, relying on the instructor, other students in the course, research and community-based learning.
SSCS 2982 TOPICS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 2 Cr.
Topics courses develop specific topic areas. These courses do not duplicate present course offerings. These courses are announced yearly in the course schedule.
THEO 1010 HUMAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE 2 Cr.
This course provides an exploration of the development of human religion as lived and expressed in historic and modern cultures. There is an emphasis on the variety of ways to achieve religious knowledge and diversity of attitudes and aspirations toward the experience of the transcendent. (This course satisfies the two-credit theology requirement for the associate degree programs and the second course theology requirement for the B.A. degree. This course does not satisfy the first course theology requirement for the liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate core.)
THEO 1100 SACRED SCRIPTURES 2 Cr.
This course is a beginning study of selected areas of Old and New Testament criticism and research. There is an emphasis on careful and critical reading of the text. This course satisfies both the associate and baccalaureate theology requirement.
THEO 2030 FAITH 2 Cr.
This course examines the language and content of faith experiences from a Christian perspective. Course topics include the characteristics of faith and the relationship between faith and Scripture, tradition, reason and experience. This course satisfies both the associate and baccalaureate theology requirement.
THEO 2982 TOPICS IN THEOLOGY 2 Cr.
Topics courses develop specific topic areas related to Christian tradition. These courses do not duplicate present course offerings. These courses are announced yearly in the course schedule. These courses satisfy both the associate and baccalaureate theology requirement.
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