2005-2007 Academic Catalog
INDI 1000 STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS 2 Cr.
This course addresses the diverse needs of first-year students at the College of St. Catherine in a number of ways. You are introduced to and explore college-level academic culture in general and St. Kate’s version of that culture in particular. In addition to evaluating yourself as a learner and determining your own strengths and weaknesses, you discuss and develop your own skills in a number of important academic areas including, but not limited to, reading, writing, study skills, note taking, test taking, time management and use of available technologies. Although general objectives have been determined, some of the specific content in the course is based on your individual needs and concerns as well as class schedules. Offered annually. Prerequisite: Limited to students in the LEAP program.
INDI 1110 MAKIN’ AND BREAKIN’: ENGINEERING IN YOUR WORLD 4 Cr.
Most of the world we experience everyday is human-made or engineered. From indoor plumbing to airplanes, engineers create products that make our lives more comfortable and convenient. This course is an introduction to the engineering concepts associated with products in your everyday life, including concepts regarding structures, machines & mechanisms, hydraulics & pneumatics, and electricity. Classes are a mixture of mini-lectures about concepts and associated calculations, experiments to solidify concepts, discussions to generalize concepts to other technologies, and projects to apply the concepts to new problems. This course meets the liberal arts core requirement for lab science.
INDI 1150 BASIC PATIENT CARE 2 Cr.
Principles of basic patient care are demonstrated and practiced — including the monitoring of vital signs, use of the stethoscope and using proper body mechanics. Also addresses appropriate use of medical information, professionalism, ethics and infection control. An introduction to the interdisciplinary medical/healthcare team is provided. Techniques for the holistic assessment of patients and professional communication skills used with patients and among the disciplines are stressed.
INDI 1160 RESPIRATORY PATIENT CARE AND ASSESSMENT 2 CR.
Emphasizes respiratory care specific assessment and patient care skills, such as auscultation, basic pulmonary function testing and arterial blood gas interpretation. Includes onsite orientation to the healthcare system and patient care unit. It also provides opportunities for supervised clinical practice of the skills and techniques learned in INDI 1150 as well as routine oxygen, aerosol and humidity therapy (as learned in RESP 2100 and RESP 2200). Prerequisite: RESP 2100 and concurrent AHA CPR for HCPs. Corequisite: RESP 2200.
INDI 2000 CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN 2 Cr.
A course designed to help women examine their attitudes, needs and values as they relate to their future career needs. You are introduced to the importance of the role work will play in your life and develop patterns and plans for matching self-concepts, abilities and interests with your career needs. Course offered fall term is geared to first-time students and sophomores.
INDI 2090 PROMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION 4 Cr.
This course explores the fundamental principles, tools and resources needed to understand and create effective promotional and advertising messages. Special issues related to communications planning and research, collaborative writing, creativity, and legal and ethical concerns of advertising are discussed. Each student prepares a final project. Offered annually. Also offered in Weekend College.
INDI 2210 PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH AND AGING 4 Cr.
Study of normal aging and related health issues from psychological, sociological and physiological perspectives. You are introduced to a variety of successful lifestyles through ongoing contact with an elder mentor. Offered annually.
INDI 2220 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2 Cr.
Introduction to the basic core terms and structure of medical terminology that is used by health professionals. You learn to define, create and break down common medical terms. The course is primarily completed through self-study with assistance from the instructor. Open to all majors. Offered annually. Also offered in Weekend College.
INDI 2400 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN 2 Cr.
Study of literature for children based on developmental needs from preprimary through sixth grade, emphasizes contemporary publications, includes related audiovisual materials, principles of selection and evaluation of various genres of literature.
INDI 2450 CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 4 Cr.
An introduction to the major myths of the gods and heroes of Ancient Greece, along with their origins and interpretations. Because classical mythology played such an important role in the development of the Arts in Western civilization, this course has a strong visual component, and every lecture is accompanied by slides. Also offered as CLAS and LATN. Fulfills the fine arts requirement.
INDI 2910 THE ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE 4 Cr.
The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of cultural, racial and interpersonal violence and develop a commitment to promoting a violence-free society. Emphasis is on exploration of the extent, causes and effects of violence and strategies for intervention on the micro and macro levels. Specific areas of study include domestic/partner abuse, child abuse/neglect, peer/date violence, elder abuse, sexual assault/sexual harassment, cultural violence, racism and other systemic oppression. Also offered as WOST.
INDI 2994 TOPICS 4 Cr.
The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.
INDI 3000 THE SOCIAL ROOTS OF PERSONAL STORIES: STUDIES OF DIVERSITY THROUGH LITERATURE 4 CR.
This course provides an opportunity for you to examine the link between the personal and social dimensions of human diversity and social justice. Using literary works, scholarly inquiry, reflection and discussion, the course explores women’s lives across a spectrum of diversity including race-ethnicity, age, religion, class, disability and sexual orientation. Students come together as a “learning community” in a “book club” format enhanced by scholarly activities including critical and responsive reading, research, reflection, writing and focused discussion. Prerequisites: Sophomore status and one literature course.
INDI 3150 PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL 4 CR.
This course addresses the general principles of pharmacology and their implications for clinical practice (e.g., pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics). Specific content areas include major drug classifications, indications and contraindications for specific drug use, adverse and/or side effects, considerations related to drug use in particular patient populations, drug interactions and therapeutic dosage ranges. Over-the-counter medications and non-pharmacological therapies are also addressed. Accessing available information about particular drugs is emphasized, including the use of print references and Web-based resources. Prerequisites: CHEM 1010; BIOL 2510, 2520 (or BIOL 2400, 2410) and BIOL 2450 (or BIOL 2200).
INDI 3250 BIBLIO/POETRY THERAPY: INTRODUCING THEORY AND PRACTICE 2 CR.
This course provides an overview of biblio/poetry therapy, a vital, growing form of creative arts therapy currently being used in a variety of mental healthcare and educational settings. Biblio/poetry therapy involves the reading, creating and discussing of poems, stories and other literary forms to promote psychological growth and mental well-being. The course combines discussion of insights gained from lectures and assigned readings with a substantial experiential component of group biblio/poetry therapy sessions. Course participants have the opportunity to both experience and process group interactions. Offered every other year in the summer session. May be taken as INDI 6250 for graduate credit.
INDI 3800 SOCIAL RESEARCH: DESIGNS AND STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS 4 CR.
The purpose of this course is to assist students in gaining knowledge and skills to understand the problems/persons generalist social workers encounter. The goals of the course are to have social work students understand and be able to apply research methods, techniques and tools to behavior and the social environment. Application of theory and research techniques, including statistical applications for evaluating change, needs assessment, assessment of client-system functioning, program evaluation and practice effectiveness. Prerequisites: Social Work majors only: SOWK 2810 and junior status or permission of the instructor. Social Work majors may not take this course with S/U grading.
INDI 4900 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 2 Cr.
This seven-week course introduces pre-physical therapy students to the profession of physical therapy and provides an opportunity for students to apply and understand the vocational relevance of the knowledge acquired in physical therapy program prerequisite courses. Further, the course is designed to facilitate student appreciation of how each of the three pre-physical therapy academic majors at the College impacts the practice of physical therapy. Students are introduced to the integrative curriculum model of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The College of St. Catherine, as well as instructional methods utilized in the program (clinical case studies, tutorials). There is a focus on transitioning from an undergraduate to a graduate student. Prerequisites: Completion of one semester each of biology, psychology, physics, chemistry, and anatomy/physiology. Pre-PT students only.
INDI 4952 or 4954 INDEPENDENT STUDY 2 or 4 Cr.
Prerequisites: Instructor and department chair approval.
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