Undergraduate Bulletin 2014-16


ACADEMIC DIVISIONS AND PROGRAMS

Academic programs at Loras College are administered by seven Divisions. The Division names,
corresponding academic programs and Division Chairperson are listed below.

Division of Teacher Education & Behavioral Sciences
Leonard Decker, Ph.D., Chair
·         Criminal Justice
·         Elementary Education K-6
·         Neuroscience
·         Psychology
·         Secondary Education Licensure
·         Social Work

Division of Business & Economics
Doug Gambrall, Ed.D., Chair
·         Accounting
·         Business
·         Business Analytics
·         Economics
·         Finance
·         Management
·         Management Information Systems
·         Marketing
·         Sport Management

Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Mary Carol Harris, Ph.D., Chair
·         Communication Arts
·         Media Studies
·         Music
·         Music Education
·         Public Relations
·         Journalism – minor
·         Instrumental Music – minor
·         Liturgical Music – minor
·         Vocal Music – minor
·         Studio Art – minor

Division of Language & Literature
Kevin J. Koch, Ph.D., Chair
·         English: Creative Writing
·         English: Literature
·         Spanish
·         Irish Studies – minor
·         Publishing – minor

Division of Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science
Robert Keller, Ph.D., Chair
·         Computer Science
·         Engineering
·         Mathematics
·         Applied Physics – minor

Division of Molecular, Health & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair
·         Athletic Training
·         Biochemistry
·         Biology
·         Biological Research
·         Chemistry
·         Chemistry/ACS
·         Chemistry/Secondary Education
·         Kinesiology
·         Neuroscience
·         Iowa Coaching – minor

Division of Philosophical, Religious, Theological, Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair
·         History
·         International Studies
·         Philosophy
·         Politics
·         Religious Studies
·         Sociology
·         Catholic Studies – minor
·         Gender Studies – minor
·         Greek & Roman Studies – minor


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Undergraduate Majors:
Accounting
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Research
Biology
Business
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics
Elementary Education K-6
Engineering
English
Literature
Creative Writing
Finance
History
International Studies
Kinesiology
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Studies (TV/Radio)
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Secondary Education Licensure in selected majors
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
 
Minors [distinct from major categories]:
Applied Physics
Catholic Studies
Gender Studies
Greek & Roman Studies
Coaching
Instrumental Music
Irish Studies
Journalism
Liturgical Music
Publishing
Studio Art
Vocal Music
 
Pre-Professional Advising Areas:
Chiropractic
Dentistry
Law
Medicine
Mortuary Science
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician’s Assistant
Podiatry
Veterinary Medicine


ACCOUNTING

Division of Business & Economics
Doug Gambrall, Ph.D., Chair

Students must earn a cumulative average of 2.00 or better in all L.ACC, L.BUS, and L.CIT courses and complete a minimum of 12 credits of upper level courses in their major (beyond core and supporting) at Loras College, including the capstone course.

Please Note:

Students must get PRIOR written permission to transfer in credit once they have matriculated at Loras. Students wishing to take a summer school class on another campus must get written permission from the Chair BEFORE taking the class. If a student has taken courses on other campuses and then transfers to Loras the Division chairperson will make a determination of those transfer credits.

Internships cannot be used to fulfill electives for any major or minor in this Division.

Students should complete their major’s math requirement (L.MAT-113: College Algebra or L.MAT-117 Pre-Calculus or above) by the end of their sophomore year.

Requirements for the major in Accounting (B.A.):

Anyone who takes Intermediate Accounting at another four-year institution and earns two Cs or any Ds must retake both semesters of Intermediate Accounting at Loras College unless a waiver is granted by the Division Chair. The Division does not accept Intermediate Accounting taken at a community college. Students planning to take the C.P.A. examination should consult with a member of the Accounting faculty to be sure that the student is aware of the educational requirements of the jurisdiction in which he/she plans to qualify for the examination.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.ACC-227: Managerial Accounting 3
2   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
3   L.BUS-230: Principles of Management 3
4   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
Select one from Req 5
5   L.BUS-250: Business Statistics 3
5   L.BUS-255: Essentials of Analytics 3
6   L.BUS-317: Business Law I 3
7   L.BUS-350: Principles of Finance 3
Select one from Req 8
8   L.CIT-110: Computing & Information Technology Basics 3
8   L.CIT-111: Accelerated Computing & Info Tech Basics 3
9   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
10   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
11   L.MAT-113: College Algebra-FM or L.MAT-117 or higher 3 to 4
12   L.COM-330: Business Speaking and Writing 3
13   L.ACC-331: Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
14   L.ACC-332: Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
15   L.ACC-343: Cost Accounting 3
16   L.ACC-450: Auditing 3
17   L.ACC-455: Federal Income Tax I 3
18   Elective: L.ACC-330 or above (except L.ACC-394 or L.ACC-494) 3
19   Elective: L.ACC-330 or above (except L.ACC-394 or L.ACC-494) 3
20   Elective: L.ACC-330 or above (except L.ACC-394 or L.ACC-494) 3
60 to 61 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in Accounting:
A student must earn a cumulative average of 2.00 or better in all accounting minor/division courses. Students may “double count” a maximum of 6 credits in a minor.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.ACC-227: Managerial Accounting 3
2   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
3   L.ACC-331: Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
4   L.ACC-343: Cost Accounting 3
5   Elective: L.ACC-330 or above (except L.ACC-394 or L.ACC-494) 3
6   Elective: L.ACC-330 or above (except L.ACC-394 or L.ACC-494) 3
18 total required credits


applied physics

 
Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science
Robert Keller, Ph. D., Chair
Kristen Thompson, Ph.D., Program Director

Requirements for the minor in Applied Physics:
L.PHY-223-224 or equivalent is a prerequisite for all courses numbered 300 or higher.

Req Course Cr’s
Select one from Req 1
1   L.MAT-160: Calculus of One Variable II OR 4
1   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calc of One Variable-FM 4
2   L.PHY-208: Astronomy-AH 4
3   L.PHY-223: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
4   L.PHY-224: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 5
5   L.PHY-290: Physics Lab I 0
6   L.PHY-291: Physics Lab II 0
7   L.PHY-331: Modern Physics 4
8   L.MAT-260: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
29 total required credits

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Division of Molecular, Health & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for the major in Athletic Training (B.A.):
The CAATE accredited athletic training education program is designed designed to provide quality classroom and clinical athletic training experiences that will prepare students to be caring professionals, active learners and responsible contributors in healthcare careers. The main focus of the major is on classroom learning applied during clinical rotations (ATR 280, 281, 380, 381, 482, 483). Clinical rotation sites include: college athletics, high school athletics, USHL hockey, and a variety of hospital and clinic settings. Information on specific clinical rotation policies can be found on the program’s webpage.

Students must apply to the athletic training major. Selections for admission into the ATP are made during each spring semester for traditional students. Transfer and non-traditional students should contact the program director for further information on applying to the major. The selection process is competitive. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong academic ability, motivation for the program, a plan to use the major in their future career, and ability to integrate and work well within the major and clinical assignments. The application process will start during the fall semester and include observation hours, a written essay and an interview. Students must achieved 70% of possible points on the evaluations during the interview process. Additionally, a minimum GPA of 2.25 during the first year and a B- or higher in ATR 130 is required. See the athletic training website for further details: http://loras.edu/Academics/Majors/Athletic-Training/Prospective-Student-Information/Application-Process.aspx

Upon acceptance into the program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 each semester in major courses and earn a C- or better in all major courses. Failure to meet the minimum GPA requirement will place the student on probation. A student will have one semester to achieve a minimum GPA. Failure to do this will result in the student being dismissed from the program.
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.ATR-140: Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries/First Aid 3
2   L.ATR-130: Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
3   L.ATR-150: Medical Terminology and Pharmacology 1
4   L.ATR-280: Athletic Training Clinical I 1
5   L.ATR-281: Athletic Training Clinical II 1
6   L.ATR-290: Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I 3
7   L.ATR-291: Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II 3
8   L.ATR-380: Athletic Training Clinical III 1
9   L.ATR-381: Athletic Training Clinical IV 1
10   L.ATR-382: Therapeutic Modalities 3
11   L.ATR-383: Therapeutic Exercise 3
12   L.ATR-455: Advanced Care and Prevention 3
13   L.ATR-480: Organization and Administration in Athletic Training 3
14   L.ATR-482: Athletic Training Clinical V 1
15   L.ATR-483: Athletic Training Clinical VI- Portfolio 1
16   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology 4
17   L.BIO-260: Human Anatomy and Physiology-AH 4
18   L.BIO-365: Human Anatomy 4
19   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
20   L.KIN-145: Nutrition 3
21   L.KIN-230: Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
22   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
23   L.KIN-344: Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning 3
24   L.KIN-370: Fitness Prescription and Exercise 3
Select two from Req 25
25   L.PSY-101: Intro to Psychology 3
25   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
25   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
69 total required credits

 

BIOLOGY


Division of Molecular, Health & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair

The Biology program exists within the framework of a liberal arts college, in the fulfillment of its mission, and as such is dedicated to (1) provide access to fundamental concepts of biology for all students and (2) provide access to specialized biological knowledge for majors who rely on this knowledge for their particular career goals. The program also serves as a source of expertise, both research and instructional, for the local community, State of Iowa, and beyond, and provides students the opportunity to learn through participation in this service experience. In both instances, this access and service is afforded in a Catholic atmosphere where moral and ethical implications of biological knowledge and earth's stewardship are raised to the students and various publics.

The Biology program offers majors in biology and biological research. The biology major is designed for those students wishing a broad background in biology, but who do not wish to pursue a research orientation; the biological research major is designed for those students wishing research experience. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination given during the senior year is required of all majors.

L.MAT-117: Pre-Calculus Mathematics-FM or equivalent is required for all Biological Research major and Biology major courses. The mathematics courses can be completed before or concurrently with the biology courses.
L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology I cannot be fulfilled with transfer credit once a student matriculates at Loras College.

Requirements for the major in Biological Research (B.S.):  

The required and supporting courses for the Biology Research major must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. At least 8 credits of required biology courses, numbered 240 or above, must be completed at Loras College.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology I 4
2   L.BIO-116: Principles of Biology II 4
3   L.BIO-240: Plant Biology 4
4   L.BIO-250: Genetics 4
5   L.BIO-279: Experimental Design and Biostatistics-AH 3
6   L.BIO-330: Evolutionary Ecology 4
7   L.BIO-389: Junior Seminar 1
8   L.BIO-489: Senior Seminar 1
9   L.BIO-410: Cell and Molecular Biology 4
10   L.BIO-420: Vertebrate Physiology 4
11   Elective: Any additional L.BIO course except for 400 or 401 3 to 4
12   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
13   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
14   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
Select one from Req 15
15   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics I 4
15   L.PHY-223: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
Select one from Req 16
16   L.BIO-400: Senior Thesis 1
16   L.BIO-401: Honors Senior Thesis Research 1
53 to 55 total required credits
 
Requirements for the major in Biology (B.S.):
The required and supporting courses for the Biology major must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. At least 8 credits of required biology courses numbered 240 or above, must be completed at Loras College. It is highly recommended that students minor in chemistry and take L.MAT-150.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology I 4
2   L.BIO-116: Principles of Biology II 4
3   L.BIO-240: Plant Biology 4
4   L.BIO-250: Genetics 4
5   L.BIO-279: Experimental Design and Biostatistics-AH 3
6   L.BIO-330: Evolutionary Ecology 4
7   L.BIO-410: Cell and Molecular Biology 4
8   L.BIO-389: Junior Seminar 1
9   L.BIO-489: Senior Seminar 1
10   L.BIO-420: Vertebrate Physiology 4
11   Elective: Any additional L.BIO course except for 400 or 401 3 to 4
12   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
13   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
14   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
Select one from Req 15
15   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics I 4
15   L.PHY-223: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
15   L.PHY-230: Modern Physics 3
51 to 54 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Biology:
Courses L.BIO-296, 389, 397, 400, 401, 489, 496 or 497 can be taken for credit toward the minor only with the permission of the division chairperson.

Req Course Cr's
1 L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology I 4
2 L.BIO-116: Principles of Biology II 4
3 Elective: L.BIO-220 or higher (LBIO-279 highly recommended) 3 to 4
4 Elective: L.BIO-220 or higher (LBIO-279 highly recommended) 3 to 4
5 Elective: L.BIO-220 or higher (LBIO-279 highly recommended) 3 to 4
6 Elective: L.BIO-220 or higher (LBIO-279 highly recommended) 3 to 4
20 to 24 total required credits
 
Course requirements for teacher licensure in Biological Science, Grades 7-12:
State of Iowa endorsement for the teaching major follows the basic course requirements of the biology major but with the following Core differences: L.BIO-489 will be fulfilled by L.EDU-490 with the additional requirements that students present their thesis in L.BIO-489 and write a thesis approved by their Biology advisor. It is also recommended that students complete L.BIO-220 and L.PHI-349. For professional education courses, refer to the appropriate section listed under teacher education. 


business

 
Division of Business & Economics

Doug Gambrall, Ed.D., Chair

Students must earn a cumulative average of 2.00 or better in all L.ACC, L.BUS, and L.CIT courses and complete a minimum of 15 credits of upper level courses in their major (beyond core and supporting) at Loras College, including the seminar course.

Please Note:
Students must get PRIOR written permission to transfer in credit once they have matriculated at Loras. Students wishing to take a summer school class on another campus must get written permission from the Chair BEFORE taking the class. If a student has taken courses on other campuses and then transfers to Loras the Division chairperson may make a determination of those transfer credits.

Internships cannot be used to fulfill electives for any major or minor in this Division.
Students should complete their major’s math requirement (L.MAT-113: College Algebra or L.MAT-117 Pre-Calculus or above) by the end of their sophomore year. Since students who are double majoring within the Business Division will not be taking two capstone courses, they need to complete an additional upper level course in either major to replace the second capstone course.

Requirements for the major in Business (B.A.):
PLEASE NOTE: This major is not open to students completing a specialized major in this Division.
Req Course Cr's
1   L.ACC-227: Managerial Accounting 3
2   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
3   L.BUS-230: Principles of Management 3
4   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
Select one from Req 5
5   L.BUS-250: Business Statistics 3
5   L.BUS-255: Essentials of Analytics 3
6   L.BUS-317: Business Law I 3
7   L.BUS-350: Principles of Finance 3
Select one from Req 8
8   L.CIT-110: Computing & Information Technology Basics 3
8   L.CIT-111: Accelerated Computing & Info Tech Basics 3
9   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
10   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
11   L.MAT-113: College Algebra-FM or L.MAT-117 or higher 3 to 4
12   L.COM-330: Business Speaking and Writing 3
13   Elective: L.BUS-300 or above 3
14   Elective: L.BUS-300 or above 3
15   Elective: L.BUS-300 or above 3
16   Elective: L.BUS-300 or L.ACC-300 or above 3
17   L.BUS-490: Business Seminar 3
51 to 52 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Business:
A student must earn a cumulative average of 2.00 or better in all business minor/division courses. The Business minor not available to students with the following majors: Accounting, Business, Business Analytics, Finance, Management, Marketing, MIS, Sport Management. Students may “double count” a maximum of 6 credits in a minor.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
2   L.BUS-230: Principles of Management 3
3   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
4   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
5   Elective: L.BUS-300 or L.ACC-300 or above 3
6   Elective: L.BUS-300 or L.ACC-300 or above 3
18 total required credits


Catholic Studies

Division of Philosophical, Religious, Theological, Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair
Janine Idziak, Ph.D., Program Director

Catholic Studies is multidisciplinary in character, including not only theology but history, politics, social studies, philosophy, literature, the arts, and science. Catholic Studies provides a broad introduction to the Catholic heritage which can enrich the Loras experience, no matter what major a student pursues. It is a study of Catholicism in its intellectual, historical, social, and cultural dimensions
.
Requirements for minor in Catholic Studies:
 
Req Course Cr's
1   L.REL-391: The Catholic Heritage: Introduction to Catholic            Studies 3
Select two from Req 2 (Philosophy, Religion and Theology)
2   L.CTL-277: Belief, Unbelief and the Good Life-AV 3
2   L.PHI-221: Medieval Philosophy 3
2   L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI 3
2   L.PHI-278: Bioethics, Society and Culture 3
2   L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics 3
2   L.PHI-319: Bioethics-AV 3
2   L.PHI-333: Philosophy of God and Religion 3
2   L.PHI-376: Philosophy and the Rise of Christianity-AC 3
2   L.REL-113: Introduction to the Bible 3
2   L.REL-216: Catholic Church in Latin American 3
2   L.REL-231: The Church’s Social Teachings 3
2   L.REL-239: Jesus and the Gospels 3
2   L.REL-248: Seminar on the Letters of St. Paul 3
2   L.REL-261: Christ and Culture-AC 3
2   L.REL-270: Introduction to Christian Values-AV 3
2   L.REL-272: Christian Sexual Morality-AV 3
2   L.REL-318: Councils, Creeds and Culture-AC 3
2   L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI 3
2   L.REL-345: Issues in Christian Ethics-AV 3
Select one from Req 3 (History and Social Science)
3   L.ECO-254: God, Catholicism & Capitalism-AV 3
3   L.HIS-155: Introduction to Latin American History 3
3   L.HIS-226: Catholi-Schism Controversy-AI 3
3   L.HIS-227: American Catholics, Sexual Morality & Public Policy 3
3   L.HIS-340: Kings & Conversions: Medieval Europe 476-1075 3
3   L.HIS-341: Love & Reason: Medieval Europe 1075-1530 3
3   L.HIS-342: The Reformation-AI 3
3   L.HIS-343: Medieval Christianity 3
3   L.HIS-427: U.S. Catholicism 3
3   L.POL-321: War and Pacifism-AV 3
3   L.REL-260: Martyrs, Mendicants and Masterpieces-AC 3
Select one from Req 4 (Literature and the Arts)
4   L.ENG-255: All for One, One for All-AI 3
4   L.ENG-337: Medieval/Renaissance British Literature 3
4   L.REL-350: Bible and Literature 3
4   L.MUS-321: History of Sacred Music-AA 3
4   L.PHI-290: Christianity, Film and the Arts-AA 3
4   L.PHI-316: Ethics in Philosophy, Literature and Film-AV 3
4   L.REL-212: Roman Catholic Sacred Spaces 3
4   L.REL-252: God’s Literature: Introduction to New Testament-AA 3
4   L.REL-325: Catholic Liturgical Music in Theology and Practice 3
Select two from Req 5 (Electives)
5   One of any of the courses listed above 3
5   L.EDU-206: Character & Distinctiveness of Catholic School 3
5   L.GRS-220: Early Christian Writers 3
5   L.PHI-317: Ethics and the New Genetics-AV 3
21 total required credits



chemistry

Division of Molecular & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair
 
The Chemistry and Biochemistry programs provide students with the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in chemical principles and to apply them to laboratory applications. This foundation enables Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates to pursue a wide range of careers in chemical industry, research, education, and engineering, or in interdisciplinary fields, such as medicine, dentistry, other health professions, forensic science, or patent law. Students have the opportunity to major in: Chemistry, Chemistry with ACS certification, Biochemistry, or Chemistry for Secondary Education.
 
Requirements for the major in Biochemistry (B.S.):
This major is intended for students interested in careers in medicine and other health sciences; as well as those interested in graduate studies in biochemistry, and those students interested in careers in biochemistry and biotechnology laboratories.
 
L.CHE-389 or 490 will be taken each semester during the junior and senior years. Satisfactory completion of a thesis in a biochemical area is also required. L.BIO-420 is strongly recommended for those planning to go on to medical school. Those planning to go on to graduate school should plan to take L.PHY-223/224, and L.MAT- 160, as recommended by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
 
The required and supporting courses for the Biochemistry major must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. At least 12 credits of required Chemistry or Biology courses, numbered 300 or above, must be completed at Loras College. L.CHE-490 must be included in these 12 credits.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
2   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
3   L.CHE-200: Intensive Science Research Experience 3
4   L.CHE-225: Quantitative Analysis 4
5   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
6   L.CHE-234: Organic Chemistry II 5
7   L.CHE-335: Introductory Biochemistry 4
8   L.CHE-350: Biophysical Chemistry 4
9   L.CHE-448: Advanced Biochemistry 4
10   L.CHE-389: Junior Seminar 1
11   L.CHE-490: Senior Thesis 1
12   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology I 4
13   L.BIO-250: Genetics 4
14   L.BIO-410: Cell and Molecular Biology 4
Select one from Req 15
15   L.BIO-345: Neurobiology 3
15   L.BIO-420: Vertebrate Physiology 4
15   L.BIO-430: Plant Physiology 3
15   Elective: Other L.BIO-300+ Division Chairperson approved course 3 to 4
Select both from Req 16a, or select both from Req 16b
16a   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics I 4
16a   L.PHY-211: Elements of Physics II 4
16b   L.PHY-233: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
16b   L.PHY-224: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 5
17   L.MAT-150: Calculus of One Variable II 4
64 to 67 total required credits
 
Requirements for the major in Chemistry (B.S.):
The required and supporting courses for the Chemistry major must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. At least 12 credits of required chemistry courses, numbered 300 or above, must be completed at Loras College. L.CHE-490 must be included in these 12 credits.
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
2   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
3   L.CHE-200: Intensive Science Research Experience 3
4   L.CHE-225: Quantitative Analysis 4
5   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
6   L.CHE-234: Organic Chemistry II 4
Select one from Req 7
7   L.CHE-350: Biophysical Chemistry 4
7   L.CHE-351: Physical Chemistry 4
8   L.CHE-352: Quantum Chemistry 4
9   L.CHE-446: Instrumental Analysis 3
10   L.CHE-455: Theories of Organic Chemistry 3
11   L.CHE-389: Junior Seminar 1
12   L.CHE-490: Senior Thesis 1
Select both from Req 13a, or select Req 13b
13a   L.MAT-150: Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
13a   L.MAT-160: Calculus of One Variable II 4
13b   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
Select both from Req 14a, or select both from Req 14b
14a   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics I 4
14a   L.PHY-211: Elements of Physics II 4
14b   L.PHY-233: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
14b   L.PHY-224: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 5
 52 to 58 total required credits

Requirements for the major in Chemistry/Secondary Teaching (B.S.):
The major is intended for those planning to teach chemistry at the secondary level.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
2   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
3   L.CHE-200: Intensive Science Research Experience  3
4   L.CHE-225: Quantitative Analysis 4
5   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
6   L.CHE-234: Organic Chemistry II 4
Select one from Req 7
7   L.CHE-350: Biophysical Chemistry 4
7   L.CHE-351: Physical Chemistry 4
Select one from Req 8
8   L.CHE-335: Introductory Biochemistry 3**
8   L.CHE-381 Polymer Chemistry 4
8   L.CHE-446: Instrumental Analysis 3
9   L.CHE-389: Junior Seminar 1
10   L.CHE-490: Senior Thesis 1
11   L.EDU-354: Secondary Curriculum/Methods Science 3
12   L.EDU-452: Student Teaching in the Secondary School 10
Select both from Req 13a, or Req 13b
13a   L.MAT-150: Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
13a   L.MAT-160: Calculus of One Variable II 4
13b   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
Select both from Req 14a, or select both from Req 14b
14a   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics I 4
14a   L.PHY-211: Elements of Physics II 4
14b   L.PHY-233: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
14b   L.PHY-224: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 5
57 to 64 total required credits
** may require 1 credit lab

Requirements for the major in Chemistry (American Chemical Society Certification) (B.S.):
An ACS certified degree is one that meets the guidelines set out by the society. It is a more rigorous degree that is intended for those who plan to do graduate work in chemistry, go into industry or do research. 

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
2   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
3   L.CHE-200: Intensive Science Research Experience 3
4   L.CHE-225: Quantitative Analysis 4
5   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
6   L.CHE-234: Organic Chemistry II 4
7   L.CHE-335: Introductory Biochemistry 3
Select one from Req 8
8   L.CHE-350: Biophysical Chemistry 4
8   L.CHE-351: Physical Chemistry 4
9   L.CHE-352: Quantum Chemistry 4
10   L.CHE-446: Instrumental Analysis 3
11   L.CHE-455: Inorganic Chemistry 3
Select one from 12a, or all three from Req 12b
12a   L.CHE-381 Polymer Chemistry 3 to 4
12a   L.CHE-448: Advanced Biochemistry 4
12a   L.CHE-454: Theories of Organic Chemistry 3
12b   L.CHE-491: Research* 1
12b   L.CHE-491: Research* 1
12b   L.CHE-491: Research* 1
13   L.CHE-389: Junior Seminar 1
14   L.CHE-490: Senior Thesis 1
Select both from Req 15a, or select Req 15b
15a   L.MAT-150: Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
15a   L.MAT-160: Calculus of One Variable II 4
15b   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
Select both from Req 16a, or select both from Req 16b
16a   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics I 4
16a   L.PHY-211: Elements of Physics II 4
16b   L.PHY-233: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 5
16b   L.PHY-224: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 5
58 to 65 total required credits
 

Requirements for the minor in Chemistry:
L.CHE-350, L.CHE-352, L.CHE-446, and  L.CHE-455 have  prerequisites of  L.MAT-150, L.MAT-160,  or  L.MAT-170,  L.PHY-210,  L.PHY-211,  or  higher  level  chemistry  courses, generally making them difficult to incorporate into a minor. No more than six credits from among those already being used to satisfy the requirements for a major or another minor may be
applied to the minimum of 18 credits required for the minor in chemistry.
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
2   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
3   L.CHE-233: Organic Chemistry I 4
Select two from Req 4
4   L.CHE-225: Quantitative Analysis 4
4   L.CHE-234: Organic Chemistry II 4
4   L.CHE-335: Introductory Biochemistry 3
4   L.CHE-350: Biophysical Chemistry 4
4   L.CHE-352: Quantum Chemistry 4
4   L.CHE-381: Polymer Chemistry 4
4   L.CHE-446: Instrumental Analysis 3
4   L.CHE-448: Advanced Biochemistry 4
4   L.CHE-454: Theories of Organic Chemistry 3
4   L.CHE-455: Inorganic Chemistry 4
18 to 20 total required credits
 

communication arts


Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Mary Carol Harris, Ph.D., Chair

A major in Communication Arts consists of 9 credit hours in a common core combined with the requirements of each individual major program.

Requirements for the major in Media Studies (B.A.):
A 2.25 grade point is required in L.COM-225 for all Media Studies majors. A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-393: Communication Law 3
3   L.COM-485: Communication Research 3
4   L.COM-158: Introduction to Television Production 3
5   L.COM-225: Media Writing 3
6   L.COM-257: Electronic Field Production 3
7   L.COM-280: News Analysis 3
8   L.COM-290: Communication Management 3
9   L.COM-293: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
10   L.COM-352: Advanced Broadcast Writing 3
11   L.COM-390: Media Criticism 3
12   L.COM-491: Media Studies Capstone 3
13   L.COM-493: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
Select two from Req 14
14   L.COM-164: Digital Imaging 3
14   L.COM-205: Media History 3
14   L.COM-262: Photojournalism 3
14   L.COM-263: Wonderful World of Animation 3
14   L.COM-285: World Cinema-AA 3
14   L.COM-286: Identity & Community in Rock & Roll-AI 3
14   L.COM-289: Global Filmmaking 3
14   L.COM-305: Media Convergence 3
14   L.COM-357: Advanced Television Production 3
14   L.COM-375: Roots of the Blues and Rock & Roll 3
14   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
14   L.COM-383: Hippies in Haight-Ashbury-AI 3
14   L.COM-388: Art & Dissent in Czechoslovakia-AC 3
14   L.COM-395: Topics 3
41 total required credits
 
Requirements for the major in Public Relations (B.A.):
A 2.25 grade point is required in L.COM-202 for all Public Relations majors. It is suggested that students enroll in L.PHI-275 Communication Ethics to satisfy their AV Advanced General Education requirement. A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
2   L.BUS-346: Advertising/Marketing Communications 3
3   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
4   L.COM-485: Communication Research 3
5   L.COM-190: Communication Theory 3
6   L.COM-201: Principles of Public Relations 3
7   L.COM-202: PR Writing 3
8   L.COM-204: Organizational Communication 3
9   L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing 3
10   L.COM-351: Advanced PR Writing 3
11   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
12   L.COM-454: Public Relations Case Studies 3
13   L.COM-490: Public Relations Senior Seminar- PJ 3
Select one from Req 14
14   L.AAD-175: Video, Animation, and Sound 3
14   L.AAD-230: Digital Design Fundamentals 3
14   L.BUS-343: Marketing Management 3
14   L.BUS-348: International Marketing 3
14   L.BUS-349: Consumer Behavior 3
14   L.COM-158: Introducation to TV Production 3
14   L.COM-290: Communication Management 3
14   L.COM-330: Business Speaking & Writing 3
14   L.COM-390: Media Criticism 3
14   L.COM-393: Communication Law 3
14   L.PHI-315: Communication Ethics 3
14   L.POL-201: Campaigns and Elections 3
14   L.SMG-468: Sport Marketing/Promotions 3
42 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Journalism:
A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor.
If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-225: Media Writing 3
3   L.COM-280: News Analysis 3
4   L.COM-305: Media Convergence 3
5   L.COM-492: Journalism Practicum 1
6   L.COM-492: Journalism Practicum 1
Select one from Req 7
7   L.COM-202: PR Writing 3
7   L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing 3
20 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Media Studies:
A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-158: Introduction to Television Production 3
3   L.COM-225: Media Writing 3
4   L.COM-290: Communication Management 3
5   L.COM-390: Media Criticism 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.COM-257: Electronic Field Production 3
6   L.COM-280: News Analysis 3
6   L.COM-293: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
6   L.COM-352: Advanced Broadcast Writing 3
6   L.COM-491: Media Studies Capstone 3
6   L.COM-493: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
6   L.COM-164: Digital Imaging 3
6   L.COM-205: Media History 3
6   L.COM-262: Photojournalism 3
6   L.COM-263: Wonderful World of Animation 3
6   L.COM-285: World Cinema- AA 3
6   L.COM-286: Identity & Community in Rock & Roll- AI 3
6   L.COM-289: Global Filmmaking 3
6   L.COM-305: Media Convergence 3
6   L.COM-357: Advanced Television Production 3
6   L.COM-375: Roots of the Blues and Rock & Roll 3
6   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
6   L.COM-383: Hippies in the Haight-Ashbury-AI 3
6   L.COM-388: Art & Dissent in Czechoslovakia-AC 3
6   L.COM-395: Topics 3
16 to 18 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Public Relations:
A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-190: Communication Theory 3
3   L.COM-201: Principles of Public Relations 3
4   L.COM-202: Public Relations Writing 3
5   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
6   L.BUS-346: Advertising/Marketing Communications 3
6   L.COM-204: Organizational Communication 3
6   L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing 3
6   L.COM-351: Advanced Public Relations Writing 3
6   L.COM-393: Communication Law 3
6   L.COM-454: Public Relations Case Studies 3
6   L.COM-485: Communication Research 3
18 total required credits


computer science


Division of Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science
Robert Keller, Ph.D., Chair
 
Requirements for the major in Computer Science (CSC) (B.S.):
A minimum GPA of  2.00 in  all  CIT and  MAT courses and  successful completion of  a comprehensive examination are also required.
 
Req Course Cr’s
Select one from Req 1
1   L.MAT-160: Calculus of One Variable II 4
1   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
2   L.MAT-220: Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3
3   L.MAT-230: Discrete Mathematics 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.CIT-110: Computing and Information Technology Basics 3
4   L.CIT 111: Accelerated Computing & Info Tech Basics 3
5   L.CIT-115: Programming and Design Basics 4
6   L.CIT-217: Network Management 3
7   L.CIT-218: Database Management 3
8   L.CIT-219: Computer Organization and Architecture 4
9   L.CIT-225: Data Structures and Algorithms 4
10   L.CIT-325: Algorithm Design & Analysis 3
11   L.CIT-332: Web Programming 3
12   L.CIT-357: Foundations of Programming Languages 3
13   L.CIT-440: Operating Systems 3
14   L.CIT-485: Systems Engineering 3
15   L.CIT-490: Capstone Project 3
Select one from Req 16
16   L.CIT-310: Artificial Intelligence 3
16   L.CIT-311: Human Computer Interaction 3
16   L.CIT-350: Computer Graphics 3
16   L.CIT-432: Computer Networks 3
52 total required credits
 

Requirements for the major in Management Information Systems (B.S):
See Business Administration majors.

Requirements for the minor in Computer Science (CSC):
A minimum GPA of 2.00 in all L.CIT and L.MAT courses and successful completion of a comprehensive examination are also required.
  
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CIT-115: Programming and Design Basics 4
2   L.CIT-225: Data Structures and Algorithms 4
Select at least 12 elective credits from the following courses:
3   L.CIT-219: Computer Organization and Architecture 4
3   L.CIT-310: Artificial Intelligence 3
3    L.CIT-311: Human Computer Interaction 3
3   L.CIT-325: Algorithm Design & Analysis 3
3   L.CIT-332: Web Programming 3
3   L.CIT-350: Computer Graphics 3
3   L.CIT-357: Foundations of Programming Languages 3
3   L.CIT-432: Computer Networks 3
3   L.CIT-440: Operating Systems 3
3   L.CIT-485: Systems Engineering 3
20 total required credits
 


Criminal Justice

 
Division of Behavioral Sciences
Leonard Decker, Ph.D., Chair
 
Requirements for the major in Criminal Justice (B.A.):
Required and elective courses in the CJ major must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Students double majoring in CJ and psychology, sociology, or social work should consult with advisors in both majors to review reduced program requirements. Students should be informed that no Criminal Justice coursework taken at another school shall be applied to their major or minor program requirements once they have enrolled. Students must make up credit in elective based on how many credits the take in L.CRJ-490: Field Instruction.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CRJ-120: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
2   L.CRJ-224: Criminal Law 3
3   L.CRJ-252: Criminology 3
4   L.CRJ-253: Introduction to Corrections 3
5   L.CRJ-320: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
6   L.CRJ-323: Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
7   L.CRJ-480: Senior Seminar 3
8   L.CRJ-490: Criminal Justice Field Instruction 3 to 9
9   L.MAT-115: Statistics-FM 4
Select one to three courses from Req 10
10   L.CRJ-260: Victimology 3
10   L.CRJ-275: Creating and Controlling Crime-AC 3
10   L.CRJ-280: Ethical Considerations in the CJ System-AV 3
10   L.CRJ-300: Criminal Investigation 3
10   L.CRJ-312: Crime Prevention 3
10   L.CRJ-321: Police and Society 3
10   L.CRJ-325: White Collar Crime 3
10   L.CRJ-400: Women and Crime 3
 37 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Criminal Justice:
 
Required and elective courses in the CJ minor must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Students should be informed that no Criminal Justice coursework taken at another school shall be applied to their major or minor program requirements once they have enrolled.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CRJ-120: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
2   L.CRJ-252: Criminology 3
3   L.CRJ-253: Introduction to Corrections 3
4   Additional CRJ credits (not L.CRJ-490: Field Instruction) 3
5   Additional CRJ credits (not L.CRJ-490: Field Instruction) 3
6   Additional CRJ credits (not L.CRJ-490: Field Instruction) 3
18 total required credits
 

economics


Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Amy Lorenz, Ph.D., Chair
 
Requirements for the major in Economics (B.A.):
Students contemplating graduate school are strongly encouraged to take L.MAT-150, 160 and
250, along with L.ECO-419.
 
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
2   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
3   L.ECO-321: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
4   L.ECO-322: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
5   L.ECO-490: Economics Seminar 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.ECO-353: History of Economic Thought 3
6   L.ECO-419: Econometrics 3
7   Elective: Any additional Economics course 3
8   Elective: Any additional Economics course 3
9   Elective: Any additional Economics course 3
10   Elective: Any additional Economics course 3
Select one from Req 11
11   L.BUS-250: Business Statistics 3
11   L.MAT-115: Statistics-FM 3 to 4
12   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
 36 to 37 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Economics:
Req Course Cr’s
1   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
2   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
3   L.ECO-321: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
4   L.ECO-322: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
5   Elective: Any additional Economics course 3
6   Elective: Any additional Economics course 3
18 total required credits


education

 
Division of Education
Rebecca Monhardt, Ph.D., Chair
 
The Division of Education offers more than twenty-five licensure and endorsement programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Instructional Strategist (Special Education). In these programs, students will meet and work with a blended faculty of fulltime professors and outstanding practitioners from area schools and agencies.
 
All Loras College Education programs incorporate a mediated and supported induction into the profession of teaching in the form of multiple partnerships with area schools, including participation in professional development schools at both the elementary and secondary levels prior to student teaching. These experiences offer students opportunities to work with partner faculty in their classrooms and other settings and provide the chance to develop skills prior to student teaching.
 
In their first course, students develop a digital portfolio, demonstrating their knowledge, skills, and dispositions based on the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)  standards. Portfolio development continues across all courses throughout the programs. Students find that their portfolios document their achievements and are a source of pride.
 
Accreditation of the Division of Education
The Division of Education is accredited by the State of Iowa and holds memberships in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, and the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
 
Teacher Licensure Programs
Students must work closely with their advisors and the licensure officer in designing an appropriate program of study. All professional education courses that support the various teaching specializations are offered through the Division of Education. The following table lists State of Iowa approved teaching licensure programs available at Loras College.
 
Codes Endorsements  Grade Level
    Elementary Core Courses K-6
    Secondary Core Courses 5-12
100   Teacher – Pre-K-3 with Special Ed PK-3
101   Athletic Coach K-12
102   Teacher – Elementary Classroom K-6
106   Teacher – Pre-K-3 without Special Ed PK-3
119   English/Language Arts K-8
120   English/Language Arts (Literature) 5-12
120   English/Language Arts (Writing) 5-12
120   English/Language Arts (minor) 5-12
133   Foreign Language Spanish K-8
134   Foreign Language Spanish 5-12
134   Foreign Language Spanish (minor) 5-12
138   Health 5-12
142   Mathematics K-8
143   Mathematics 5-12
144   Music K-8
145   Music 5-12
146   Physical Education K-8
147   Physical Education 5-12
148   Reading K-8
151   Science-Biological 5-12
151   Biology (minor) 5-12
152   Science-Chemistry 5-12
152   Chemistry minor 5-12
156   Science-Physics 5-12
157   Social Science-Am Government 5-12
158   Social Science-Am History 5-12
158   Social Science-Am History (minor) 5-12
162   Social Science-History K-8
163   Social Science-Psychology (minor) 5-12
164   Social Science-Social Studies K-8
165   Social Studies-Sociology (minor) 5-12
166   Social Sciences-World History 5-12
166   Social Science-World History (minor) 5-12
186   All Social Sciences 5-12
260   Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Mod K-8
261   Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Mod 5-12

Admission & Retention Policies & Procedures
The Division of Education screens all students applying for and retained in its programs and advises students to modify their career goals when necessary. Students should submit their application to the Division of Education during the sophomore year; otherwise summer school, an above average course load, or extra semesters may be necessary. The initial “Application for Admission to Teacher Education” is generally done after students have successfully completed L.EDU-200 Foundations of Education, L.EDU 205 Foundations of Special Education, PSY 121 Developmental Psychology and the CAAP basic skills test. Loras programs are aligned with Iowa licensure requirements. Students seeking licensure outside of Iowa should contact the department of education in the respective state to determine current licensure and testing requirements.
 
In order to enroll in Intermediate Phase Education courses beyond L.EDU-200, 205, 221 222, 223, and 260, a student must have on record passing scores on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) and either (a) have previously received full or provisional admission to Teacher Education, (b) be  currently enrolled in  L.EDU-200 at  the time of registration, or (c) have had his or her academic advisor gain special approval from the Screening Committee for enrollment in an upper-level Education course (during college recesses the Chair may act on the request).
 
Admission Categories
Full Admission: To the student who meets and maintains all admission requirements.
 
Provisional Admission: To the student who is deficient in one or more admission criteria, but whose performance suggests to the Screening Committee the potential for success; deficiencies must be removed in order to gain full admission. The student must have on record passing scores on a standardized test of basic academic skills (the Division of Education uses the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP).
 
Student Teaching Admission: To the student who has met full admission requirements and satisfactorily completed all introductory and intermediate phase professional Education courses by the conclusion of the semester prior to the semester in which he/she intends to student teach.
 
A.    Full Admission Requirements
  1. To be eligible for consideration for full admission to the programs of the Division of Education, a student must:
  2. have on record passing scores on a standardized test of basic academic skills (the Division of Education uses the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency [CAAP] published by ACT);
  3. have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75 in all course work attempted;
  4. declare  a  major  with  the  Office  of  the  Registrar,  including  specific  teaching endorsement(s) to pursue;
  5. complete the online “Application for Admission to Teacher Education”; ;
  6. complete L.EDU-200 Foundations of Education, L.EDU-205 Foundations of Special Education;  L.PSY  121  Developmental  Psychology,  and  any  other  professional Education courses attempted with a grade not less than a C (2.0);
  7. document completion of VIRTUS training;
  8. be cleared by the Iowa Department of Human Services Child Abuse Registry or other background check;
  9. complete each course attempted in the teaching specialization with a grade not less than a C (2.0);
  10. complete specified college-level courses in the following areas with a grade not less than a C (2.0): 3 credit hours of College Writing, , Group Communication and Public Speaking (oral  communication), and Mathematical Modeling or Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II (for K-6 licensure fields only);
  11. receive approval of the Division of Education’s Screening Committee.
B.    Provisional Admission Requirements
  1. To receive provisional admission to the programs of the Division of  Education,  a student must:
  2. have on record passing scores on a standardized test of basic academic skills (the Division of Education uses the Collegiate Assessment of Academic  Proficiency [CAAP] published by ACT);
  3. complete L.EDU-200 Foundations of Education; and L.EDU-205 Foundations  of Special Education; and L.PSY 121 Developmental Psychology with a grade not less than a C (2.0);
  4. complete the online “Application for Admission to Teacher Education”; 
  5. receive approval of the Division of Education’s Screening Committee; see “Admission Categories,” item A. 

C.    Reclassification from Provisional to Full Admission
 
To be eligible for consideration for reclassification from provisional to full admission a student must attain all of the requirements for full admission.
 
D.    Student Teaching Admission Requirements
 
To gain admission to Student Teaching, a student must submit their application by March 1st in the year preceding the year in which they plan to student teach, and receive approval from the Division of Education’s Screening Committee. Students may not be enrolled in courses during the student teaching semester beyond L.EDU 490 Capstone and Portfolio.
 
To be eligible for consideration for Student Teaching admission, the student must:
 
1.    attain and maintain all of the requirements for full admission;
2.    complete 89 semester hours prior to the beginning of the student teaching semester, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75;
3.    complete the appropriate prerequisite professional education courses for  student teaching, including all introductory and intermediate phase courses;
4.    complete each course in the content major prior to student teaching, with a grade no less than C (2.0);
5.    demonstrate personal and professional attributes consistent with that of a classroom practitioner;
6.    complete the online “Application for Admission to Student Teaching” by March 1;
7.    receive approval of the Screening Committee.
 
E.    Requirements for Recommendation for Iowa Licensure
 
In order to be eligible for licensure from the State of Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, a student must:
 
1.    submit to the Licensure Officer during the semester of student teaching the State of
Iowa application for licensure and appropriate fees;
2.    pass the FBI Background check by submitting your fingerprints to the BOEE
3.    have an overall cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75;
4.    earn a grade of not less than a C (2.0) in each of the required teaching specialty studies courses and professional Education courses;
5.    acquire a core of liberal arts knowledge including, but not limited to, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. For those having enrolled as first year students at Loras College, this requirement must be met by  completing the College’s general education curriculum with a grade of at least “C” in each course. For those enrolling as transfer students, the requirement can be met by completing courses with a grade of not less than a C (2.0) in: English composition, developmental psychology, communication arts, mathematics, also courses in literature; U.S. history or U.S. government; biological sciences or physical sciences;
6.    present a passing score on the Praxis II exam (K-6 licensure fields only);
7.    meet all institutional graduation requirements;
8.    receive the recommendation of the Licensure Officer.
 
Attainment of all course, program, and graduation requirements must be verified by an official Loras College transcript. Conviction for any criminal offense other than traffic violations may be sufficient grounds for the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to deny licensure.
 
Admission to Teacher Education for Individuals Holding a Bachelor’s Degree
An individual who wishes to pursue a teaching license and holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution must initially seek admission by completing the appropriate forms available from the Office of the Registrar.
 
Advising First Year Students
Students typically do not begin coursework in the Division of Education until their second or third semester. The Division of Education advises students interested in Teacher Education to meet the following requirements during the first year:
 
1.    Foundational general education courses with no grade lower than a C (2.0) in the following courses:
2.    College Writing
3.    Group Communication and Public Speaking
4.    Mathematical Modeling (L.LIB-112, Survey of Math Models-FM or above);
5.    L.MAT-110 and L.MAT-111 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I  and II  for
Elementary, Early Childhood, and Instructional Strategist I K-8 majors
6.    Catholic Tradition
7.    A course in developmental psychology (which includes the age range for which the teaching license is being sought).
8.    Additional courses that are appropriate for first year students pursuing certification in elementary education include L.EDU-200 Foundations of Education, L.EDU-205. Foundations of Special Education, L.EDU-221 Learning Environment and Social Interaction, L.EDU-223 Collaboration for Effective Learning, and for those pursuing an endorsement in early childhood education, L.EDU-222 Introduction to Early Childhood Education. Also, L.EDU-260 Foundations of Reading is appropriate for those students who intend to pursue a reading endorsement.
9.    Achieve passing scores on a standardized test of basic academic skills. The Division of  Education uses the  Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency  (CAAP) published by ACT.
 
Requirements for the major in Elementary Education (B.A.):
Students seeking licensure at the elementary level must also complete at least one teaching endorsement.

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.EDU-200: Foundations of Education 2
2   L.EDU-205: Foundations of Special Education 2
3   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.EDU-203: Teaching for Social Justice 3
4   L.EDU-265: Multicultural Education-AC 3
5   Elective: Any non-AH science course 3 to 4
6   L.MAT-110: Math for Elementary & Middle School Teachers I 4
7   L.MAT-111: Math for Elementary & Middle School Teachers II-FM 4
8   L.EDU-221: Learning Environment & Social Interactions 2
9   L.EDU-223: Collaboration for Effective Learning 3
10   L.EDU-230: Children’s & Young Adult Literature-AA 3
11   L.EDU-232: Curriculum & Instruction in PE, Health & Wellness 1
12   L.EDU-233: Curriculum & Instruction in Performing Arts 1
13   L.EDU-234: Curriculum & Instruction in Visual Arts 1
14   L.EDU-255: Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction 2
15   L.EDU-256: Science Curriculum & Instruction 3
16   L.EDU-331: Curriculum Methods & Materials, Infants & Toddlers 3
17   L.EDU-332: Beginning Reading 3
18   L.EDU-333: Curriculum & Instruction in Mathematics 3
19   L.EDU-334: Intermediate Clinical 1
20   L.EDU-337: Reading Across the Curriculum 3
21   L.EDU-340: Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-6 2
22   L.EDU-432: Student Teaching in the Elementary School 10
23   L.EDU-490: Capstone Seminar & Portfolio-PJ 2
64 to 65 total required credits

Requirem ents for the major in Secondary Education (B.A.):
All prospective secondary teachers are strongly advised to enroll in L.ENG-391 Language, Theory and Teaching of Writing. Students seeking licensure at the secondary level must have an academic major outside of Education in an approved teaching major field. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding specific teaching major and minor requirements.

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.EDU-200: Foundations of Education 2
2   L.EDU-205: Foundations of Special Education 2
3   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.EDU-203: Teaching for Social Justice 3
4   L.EDU-265: Multicultural Education-AC 3
5   L.EDU-339: Differentiated Instruction, Grades 5-12 2
6   L.EDU-350: General Secondary Curriculum & Instruction 3
7   L.EDU-350L: Intermediate Clinical, Grades 5-12 1
Select one from Req 8
8   L.EDU-352: Special Secondary Curriculum & Methods: English 3
8   L.EDU-353: Special Secondary Curriculum & Methods: Mathematics 3
8   L.EDU-354: Special Secondary Curriculum & Methods: Science 3
8   L.EDU-355: Special Secondary Curriculum & Methods: Social Studies 3
8   L.EDU-356: Special Methods Spanish, Grades K-8 & 5-12 3
9   L.EDU-357: Reading in the Middle & Secondary School 3
10   L.EDU-452 : Student Teaching in the Secondary School 10
11   L.EDU-490: Capstone Seminar & Portfolio-PJ 2
34 total required credits


engineering


Division of Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science
Robert Keller, Ph.D., Chair
 
The engineering program combines mechanical and electrical engineering and emphasizes computer control of mechanical systems. Graduates are prepared to design mechatronic, robotic, and “smart” products. This curriculum provides students with several possible paths of study: a major in engineering, an individualized major in engineering studies (recent examples have included engineering management, biomedical engineering and applied physics), or a typical pre-engineering curriculum.
 
Requirements for the major in Engineering (B.S.):
A grade of C- or better is required in all courses taken for the major.

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
2   L.CIT-115: Programming & Software Design Basics 4
3   L.CIT-219: Computer Organization 4
4   L.CIT-225: Data Structures 4
Select one from Req 5
5   L.MAT-160: Calculus or One Variable II 4
5   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calculus of One Variable I-FM 4
6   L.MAT-260: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
7   L.MAT-310: Ordinary Differential Equations 3
8   L.PHY-223: Physics for Engineers I 5
9   L.PHY-224: Physics for Engineers II 5
10   L.PHY-290: Physics Lab I 0
11   L.PHY-291: Physics Lab II 0
12   L.EGR-105: Intro to Engineering I 3
13   L.EGR-106: Intro to Engineering II 3
14   L.EGR-231: Engineering Statics 3
15   L.EGR-232: Engineering Dynamics 3
16   L.EGR-236: Properties and Mechanics of Materials 4
17   L.EGR-333: Fluid Mechanics 3
18   L.EGR-334: Thermodynamics 3
19   L.EGR-335: Electric Circuits 4
20   L.EGR-342: Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems 4
21   L.EGR-488: Engineering Topics and Review 1
22   L.EGR-489: Engineering Review and Assessment 1
23   L.EGR-490: Senior Capstone Engineering Design I 4
24   L.EGR-491: Senior Capstone Engineering Design II 4
81 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Engineering:
A grade of C- or better is required in all courses taken for the minor.

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.EGR-105: Intro to Engineering I. 3
2   L.EGR-231: Engineering Statics 3
3   L.MAT-160: Calculus or One Variable II 4
4   L.PHY-223: Physics for Engineers I 5
Select two from Req 5:
5   L.EGR-106: Intro to Engineering II 3
5   L.EGR-232: Engineering Dynamics 3
5   L.EGR-236: Properties and Mechanics of Materials 4
5   L.EGR-333: Fluid Mechanics 3
5   L.EGR-334: Thermodynamics 3
5   L.EGR-335: Electronic Circuits 3
5   L.EGR-342: Modeling & Control of Dynamics Systems 3
21 - 22 total required credits

Note: The 300 level engineering classes have labs associated with them that are separate courses with separate course numbers. These will not count towards the engineering minor and are not required to be taken along with the theory part of the course.
 

english

Division of Language & Literature
Kevin J. Koch, Ph.D., Chair
 
Double major in Literature & Creative Writing:
Students must complete 30 literature credits plus Senior Literature Capstone and 18 creative writing credits plus Senior Thesis Seminar.
 
Requirements for the major in Creative Writing (B.A.):
The thesis to be examined by a board of English faculty.

Req Course Cr’s
Select two courses from two of Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Writing genres
1   L.ENG-***: One Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Writing course 3
2   L.ENG-***: One Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Writing course 3
3   L.ENG-***: One Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Writing course 3
4   L.ENG-***: One Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Writing course 3
5   L.ENG-237+: One additional L.ENG course at 237 or higher 3
6   L.ENG-237+: One additional L.ENG course at 237 or higher 3
7   L.ENG-300+: One additional Literature course at 300 or higher 3
8   L.ENG-300+: One additional Literature course at 300 or higher 3
9   L.ENG-300+: One additional Literature course at 300 or higher 3
10   L.ENG-210: Literary Studies 3
11   L.ENG-468: Literary Criticism 3
12   L.ENG-491: Senior Thesis Seminar-PJ 3
13   L.ENG-491D: Senior Thesis Defense 0
36 total required credits


Requirements for the major in Literature (B.A.):
Students will be required to defend their Literature Capstone thesis.

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.ENG-210: Literary Studies 3
Select one from Req 2 (Diversity in Literature)
2   L.ENG-221: World Literature: Beginnings to Middle Ages 3
2   L.ENG-222: World Literature: Renaissance to Modern 3
2   L.ENG-232: The Novel-AA 3
2   L.ENG-248: Caribbean, African & Asian Literature of Identity-AI 3
2   L.ENG-285: Modern Irish Culture & Literature 3
2   L.ENG-290: Canadian Imagination-AC 3
2   L.ENG-324: African American Literature 3
2   L.ENG-348: Post-Colonial Literature in English 3
2   L.SPW-277: U.S. Latino Literature-AI 3
Select one from Req 3 (British Literature, pre-18th Century)
3   L.ENG-337: Medieval and Renaissance British Lit 3
3   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th Century Literature 3
3   L.ENG-352: 18th Century Literature 3
Select one from Req 4 (British Literature, 18th Century to Present)
4   L.ENG-340: Romantic Age: 1798-1832 3
4   L.ENG-341: Victorian Age: 1832-1901 3
4   L.ENG-342: Victorian Age Novel 3
4   L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry 1900-Present 3
4   L.ENG-344: British Fiction 1900-Present 3
4   L.ENG-345: British Drama 1890-Present 3
4 L.ENG-355: English Novel: 1800-1840 3
Select two from Req 5 (American Literature)
5   L.ENG-324: African American Literature 3
5   L.ENG-325: American Literature: 1820-1860 3
5   L.ENG-326: American Literature: 1861-1900 3
5   L.ENG-328: American Lit: Modern & Contemporary Poetry 3
5   L.ENG-329: American Lit: Modern/Contemporary Drama 3
5   L.ENG-330: American Lit: Modern Prose 1900-1945 3
5   L.ENG-331: Am Lit: Contemporary Prose 1945-Present 3
5   L.ENG-349: Writers for the 21st Century 3
Select one from Req 6 (Major Figures)
6   L.ENG-332: Major Authors 3
6   L.ENG-333: Shakespeare up to 1600 3
6   L.ENG-334: Shakespeare after 1600 3
6   L.ENG-346: British Major Figures 1900-Present 3
6   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th-Century Literature 3
7   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 237 or higher 3
8   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 237 or higher 3
9   L.ENG-468: Literacy Criticism 3
10   L.ENG-490: Senior Literature Capstone 1
11   L.ENG-490D: Senior Literature Capstone Defense 0
34 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in English:

Req Course Cr’s
Select one from Req 1 (American Literature)
1   L.ENG-324: African American Literature 3
1   L.ENG-325: American Literature: 1820-1860 3
1   L.ENG-326: American Literature: 1861-1900 3
1   L.ENG-328: American Lit: Modern & Contemporary Poetry 3
1   L.ENG-329: American Lit: Modern/Contemporary Drama 3
1   L.ENG-330: American Lit: Modern Prose 1900-1945 3
1   L.ENG-331: Am Lit: Contemporary Prose 1945-Present 3
1   L.ENG-349: Writers for the 21st Century 3
Select one from Req 2 (British Literature)
2   L.ENG-337: Medieval and Renaissance British Lit 3
2   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th Century Literature 3
2   L.ENG-352: 18th Century Literature 3
2   L.ENG-340: Romantic Age: 1798-1832 3
2   L.ENG-341: Victorian Age: 1832-1901 3
2   L.ENG-342: Victorian Age Novel 3
2   L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry 1900-Present 3
2   L.ENG-344: British Fiction 1900-Present 3
2   L.ENG-345: British Drama 1890-Present 3
2   L.ENG-355: English Novel: 1800-1840 3
Select one from Req 3 (Major Figures)
3   L.ENG-332: Major Authors 3
3   L.ENG-333: Shakespeare up to 1600 3
3   L.ENG-334: Shakespeare after 1600 3
3   L.ENG-346: British Major Figures 1900-Present 3
3   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th-Century Literature 3
Select one from Req 4 (Writing)
4   L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape 3
4   L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing-AA 3
4   L.ENG-238: Poetry Writing 3
4   L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA 3
4   L.ENG-380: Nature Writing 3
4   L.ENG-382: Writing Seminar 3
4   L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature and Workshop 3
4   L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing 3
4   L.ENG-385: Advanced Poetry Writing 3
4   L.ENG-389: Revision, Editing, and Publishing 3
5   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 200 or higher 3
6   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 200 or higher 3
7   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 200 or higher 3
21 total required credits

 
Requirements for the minor in Publishing:

Req Course Cr’s
Select one from Req 1
1   L.CIT-110: Computing and Information Technology Basics 3
1   L.CIT-111: Accelerated Computing & Info Tech Basics 3
2   L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing 3
Select one from Req 3 (Writing Workshop)
3   L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape 3
3   L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing-AA 3
3   L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA 3
3   L.ENG-380: Nature Writing 3
3   L.ENG-382: Writing Seminar 3
3   L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature and Workshop 3
3   L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing 3
Select one from Req 4 (Professional Writing)
4   L.COM-202: Public Relations Writing 3
4   L.COM-330: Business Speaking and Writing 3
Select one from Req 5 (Editing)
5   L.ENG-389: Revision, Editing, and Publishing 3
5   L.COM-204: Organizational Communication 3
Select one from Req 6 (Visual Arts)
6   L.ADD-105: Representational Drawing 3
6   L.ADD-110: 2D Design 3
6   L.ADD-230: Digital Design: Photoshop and Illustrator 3
6   L.ART-270: Beginning Drawing-AA 3
7   L.ENG-394: English Internship 1 to 3
19 to 21 total required credits


Students should contact the Center for Experiential Learning for internship possibilities.

CREATIVE WRITING
L.ENG-150: Composing with Video
L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape
L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing-AA
L.ENG-238: Poetry Writing
L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA
L.ENG-254: Travel Writing: Guatemala & Int’l Service
L.ENG-380: Nature Writing
L.ENG-382: Writing Seminar
L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature & Workshop
L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing
L.ENG-385: Advanced Poetry Writing
L.ENG-389: Revision, Editing, & Publishing
L.ENG-491: Senior Thesis Seminar
 
FOUNDATIONAL WRITING
L.ENG-111: Critical Writing-FW

LITERATURE
L.ENG-221: World Literature: Beginnings to Middle Ages
L.ENG-222: World Literature: Renaissance to Modern
L.ENG-231: Short Fiction-AA
L.ENG-232: The Novel-AA
L.ENG-233: Drama-AA
L.ENG-235: The Revisionist Superhero-AA
L.ENG-240: The Nature of Nature in Ireland-AI
L.ENG-241: Literature for Ethical Reflections-AA
L.ENG-242: Chicago Literature-AA
L.ENG-248: Caribbean, African, Asian Literature of Identity-AI
L.ENG-251: Literature of the Frontier & American West-AA
L.ENG-252: The Law in American Film & Fiction-AA
L.ENG-253: Native Voices, Native Lives
L.ENG-255: All for One, One for All-AI
L.ENG-264: American Literature: The Search for Identity-AA
L.ENG-266: Science Fiction Cyborg Communities-AI
L.ENG-275: Bleak House in Context L.ENG-273: The Gothic Imagination-AC
L.ENG-274: Irish Gothic-AC
L.ENG-275: Witchcraft in Early Modern British Literature
L.ENG-285: Modern Irish Literature & Culture
L.ENG-286: Ireland in Film
L.ENG-290: Canadian Imagination-AC
L.ENG-301: Poetry in Performance
L.ENG-324: African American Literature
L.ENG-325: American Literature: 1820-1860
L.ENG-326: American Literature: 1861-1900
L.ENG-328: American Literature: Modern & Contemporary Poetry
L.ENG-329: American Literature: Modern & Contemporary Drama
L.ENG-330: American Literature: Modern Prose, 1900-1945
L.ENG-331: American Literature: Contemporary Prose, 1945-Present
L.ENG-332: Major Authors
L.ENG-333: Shakespeare up to 1600
L.ENG-334: Shakespeare after 1600
L.ENG-337: Medieval & Renaissance British Literature
L.ENG-340: Romantic Age: 1798-1832
L.ENG-341: Victorian Age: 1832-1901
L.ENG-342: Victorian Age Novel
L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry 1900-Present
L.ENG-344: British Fiction 1900-Present
L.ENG-345: British Drama 1890-Present
L.ENG-346: Seminar: British Major Figures 1900-Present
L.ENG-348: Post-Colonial Literature in English
L.ENG-349: Writers for the 21st Century
L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th-Century Literature
L.ENG-352: 18th-Century Literature
L.ENG-355: English Novel: 1800-1840

SPECIAL STUDIES
L.ENG-394: English Internship

THEORY AND APPLICATION
L.ENG-210: Literary Studies
L.ENG-391: Language Theory & Teaching of Writing
L.ENG-468: Literary Criticism
L.ENG-490: Senior Literature Capstone
 

gender studies

Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair
 
Program Directors: Lisa Garoutte, Ph.D. and Kristin Anderson-Bricker Ph.D.
 
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that promotes the study of the status of men and women, historically and at present. In courses across the disciplines, questions are raised concerning the ways in which we think about the social order as well as the distribution of power and opportunity. Gender Studies encourages in students a spirit of inquiry that will prepare them to function effectively as they integrate themselves into a diverse and rapidly evolving society. The Gender Studies Minor is 18 credits, with elective courses in History, Literature, Sociology and other programs at Loras College. Consult the website of the Division of Social and Cultural Studies for the current list of elective courses or contact one of the co-directors of the program directly.
 
Requirements for the minor in Gender Studies:
Students should contact the Program Director for a list of approved elective courses. When both core courses are taken, 12 elective credits are required. In either case, no more than 6 credits from any one discipline may be counted toward the Minor.
 

Req Course Cr’s
Select one course from Req 1
1   L.SOC-240: Gender & Society 3
1   L.HIS-239: United States Women’s History-AC 3
2   Elective: One course from approved list 3
3   Elective: One course from approved list 3
4   Elective: One course from approved list 3
5   Elective: One course from approved list 3
6   Elective: One course from approved list 3
18 total required credits


greek and roman studies

Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair
 
The Ancient Greek and Roman Studies minor offers courses in the Latin language and its literature, in the ancient Greek language and its literature, and literature/civilization courses whose readings are entirely in English and which require no knowledge of Latin or Greek.
 
Requirements for the minor in Greek and Roman Studies:
A minimum GPA of 2.3 is required n all courses counting toward the minor. Students should contact the Division Chairperson for a list of approved elective courses.

Req Course Cr’s
1   Elective: #1: Intro. civilization/language courses 3
2   Elective: #1: Intro. civilization/language courses 3
3   Elective: #2: Advanced coursework 3
4   Elective: #2: Advanced coursework 3
5   Elective: #3: Advanced coursework 3
6   Elective: #3: Advanced coursework 3
18 total required credits



LANGUAGE
L.GRS-101: First Year Ancient Greek
L.GRS-102: First Year Ancient Greek
L.GRS-105: First Year Latin
L.GRS-106: First Year Latin
L.GRS-201: Second Year Latin
L.GRS-205: Second Year Ancient Greek

LITERATURE/CIVILIZATION
L.GRS-110: Classical Mythology
L.GRS-215: Ancient Greek Tragedy-AI
L.GRS-220: Early Christian Writers
L.GRS-302: Epic Heroes of Greece & Rome
L.GRS-312: Gender & Sexuality in the Ancient World
L.GRS-322: Ancient Comedy & Satire
 

history

Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph. D., Chair
 
Requirements for the major in History (B.A.):
Students in the first and sophomore years are advised to select from among 100- and 200- level courses (introductory level courses). Majors, in consultation with a faculty advisor, design a  curriculum suited to their particular interests and professional needs. Division approval is required for acceptance as a major, for course distribution within the major, and for graduation. Before the division will consider for approval an application for major, an applicant should have passed six credits in Loras history courses with at least a 2.3 G.P.A. and consulted with the division chair on the requirements for the major. To complete the major, a student must receive at least a C+ grade in L.HIS-489 and 490 and maintain at least a 2.3 G.P.A. in 33 credits of
History courses taken for the major.
 
L.HIS-288, 489 and 490 must be taken at Loras College. History majors may apply up to 12 transfer credits toward their Loras degree. Credit will not be granted for online courses that do not require on-campus contact hours.
 
REQUIRED COURSES WHICH MUST BE TAKEN AT LORAS
L.HIS-175              Themes in World History (Required only for World and All Social Studies Teaching Endorsements)
L.HIS-288              Historical Method
L.HIS-386              U.S. Survey for Teachers. (Required only for United States and All Social Studies Teaching Endorsements) L.HIS-489              Seminar for Majors: Interpretations
L.HIS-490              Research Seminar
 

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.HIS-288: Historical Method 3
2   L.HIS-489: Seminar for Majors: Interpretations 3
3   L.HIS-490: Research Seminar 3
4   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
5   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
6   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
7   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
8   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
9   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
10   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
11   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
33 total required credits

 

Req Course Cr’s
1   Elective: Any World history course 3
2   Elective: Any World history course 3
3   Elective: Any American history course 3
4   Elective: Any American history course 3
5   Elective: Any additional history course 3
6   Elective: Any additional history course 3
18 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in History:
AFRICAN HISTORY
L.HIS-161: Modern Africa since 1800
L.HIS-282: History as Film: Africa-AC
L.HIS-360: Southern Africa Since 1800
 
ASIAN HISTORY
L.HIS-170: East Asian Civilization
L.HIS-272: Japan in the Modern World–AI
L.HIS-277: Modern Chinese History & Culture-AC

COMPARATIVE WORLD HISTORY
L.HIS-175: Themes in World History
L.HIS-220: Introduction to Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Interpretation
L.HIS-222: Archaeology & World Prehistory
L.HIS-349: The Second World War
L.HIS-380: The Cold War
L.HIS-392: History as Film
L.HIS-404: Historical Geography
 
EUROPEAN HISTORY
L.HIS-116: Ancient Greek Civilization
L.HIS-117: Roman Civilization
L.HIS-140: Early Modern Europe To 1750
L.HIS-141: Modern Europe Since 1750
L.HIS-236: Art & Archaeology of Greece & Rome
L.HIS-245: The Celts-AC
L.HIS-249: Russian Civilization-AC
L.HIS-306: Historians of Greece & Rome
L.HIS-329: The Enlightenment
L.HIS-330: The French Revolution
L.HIS-340: The Age of Kings & Conversions: Medieval Europe, 476-1075
L.HIS-341: The Age of Love & Reason: Medieval Europe, 1075-1530
L.HIS-342: The Reformation-AI
L.HIS-343: Medieval Christianity
L.HIS-346: Isle of the Saints: A Study Tour-AI
L.HIS 348: Paris in the 1920’s & 1930’s.

GENERAL HISTORY
L.HIS-288: Historical Method
L.HIS-333: Imperial Geographies-AA
L.HIS-395: Topics
L.HIS-420: Field Study
L.HIS-489: Seminar for Majors: Interpretations
L.HIS-490: Research Seminar
L.HIS-494: Internship in History
 
JANUARY TERM
L.HIS-227: The March for Life
L.HIS-232: Herbert Hoover & the Great Depression
L.HIS-240: Greek Odyssey-AC
L.HIS-246: Chicago’s Art & Architecture-AA
L.HIS-278: Chinese Cities in the Past & Present
L.HIS-285: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
L.HIS-344: Celtic Christianity & Roman Catholicism
L.HIS-365: Contemporary Urban Portugal
L.HIS-385: Peace & Justice in Israel & Palestine
  
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
L.HIS-155: Introduction to Latin American History
L.HIS-255: United States/Latin American Relations
L.HIS-257: Modern Brazilian History & Culture-AC

UNITED STATES HISTORY
L.HIS-121: United States To 1877
L.HIS-122: United States Since 1865
L.HIS-225: Confederates: Virtual & Real-AI
L.HIS-226: Catholi-schism Controversy-AI
L.HIS-229: African American History-AI
L.HIS-230: Community & Identity in the American West-AI
L.HIS-231: History of U.S. Sexuality-AV
L.HIS-235: Race & Gender Reform in the United States-AC
L.HIS-239: United States Women’s History-AC
L.HIS-320: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi Valley
L.HIS-386: United States Survey for Teachers
L.HIS-427: United States Catholicism
L.HIS-431: Revolutionary Era in the United States
L.HIS-439: The Creation of Modern America, 1877-1924
L.HIS-443: Civil War & Reconstruction
L.HIS-449: Populists, Progressives & the Labor Movement, 1870-1919
L.HIS-453: The Great Depression & the New Deal
L.HIS-455: United States History Since 1945
L.HIS-456: The Civil Rights Movement
L.HIS-472: The United States & Vietnam
 

international studies


Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair

Program Director: Mark Kehren, Ph.D.

International Studies is the only interdisciplinary major at Loras College. Its mission is to develop in its majors an appreciation of the recent history, cultural traditions, and political, economic and social institutions of other societies; an in-depth understanding of the nature of conflict and collaboration in the world arena, including global problems and different strategies for solving them; and analytical skills suited for the interdisciplinary study of other societies and international issues. The faculty members teaching in the International Studies Program believe that as globalization increasingly affects the life and work of all citizens, knowledge taught and intellectual skills and dispositions cultivated in this program are not only essential for the students who plan to pursue careers in international affairs, but also important for students who will enter other professions.
 
Requirements for the major in International Studies (B.A.):
An International Studies major shall choose a concentration consisting of three electives and a thesis. Two of these electives shall be courses that give a student solid knowledge of a geographic area (such as Africa, East Asia, Europe, or Latin America), and the third one shall be a global thematic course (such as International Politics, Global Inequality, or International Trade). The thesis shall deal with the chosen geographic area and the theme of the chosen global thematic course. A semester of study abroad may be used to satisfy part of the concentration requirement.
Students should contact the Program Director for a list of approved electives.
 

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
2   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
3   L.INS-489: Senior Seminar 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.SOC-272: Global Inequality-AC 3
4   L.HIS-175: Themes in World History 3
4   Elective: One course from L.SPA-210+ 3
5   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
6   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
7   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
8   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
9   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
10   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
30 total required credits

 Requirements for the minor in International Studies:
 

Req Course Cr’s
1   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
2   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
3   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
4   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
5   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
6   Elective: Approved course from the I.S. Committee 3
18 total required credits

 
Study abroad
Student majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad. With prior approval of the International Studies Committee, courses taken abroad will be eligible for transfer to Loras and credited toward the major if passed with the grade of C or better. (For further information, visit the Center for Experiential Learning.)
 

irish studies

Division of Language & Literature
Kevin J. Koch, Ph. D., Chair
 
Andrew Auge, Ph.D., Program Director
 
Students who seek an interdisciplinary study of Irish culture, literature, and history may pursue the Irish Studies minor.
 
Requirements for the minor in Irish Studies:
Experiential credit may be accrued through our semester study abroad program at the Institute of Art, Design, and Technology at Dun Laoghaire, through a January term, or participation in a
faculty-student summer research project.
 

Req Course Cr’s
1   Elective: Experiential Learning (see note above) 2 to 12
Remaining credits from Req 2
2   L.BUS-379: The Rise and Fall of the Irish Tiger-AC 3
2   L.LIB-245 The Irish in America-AC 3
2   L.ENG-274: Irish Gothic-AC 3
2   L.ENG-285: Modern Irish Literature and Culture 3
2   L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry: 1900 to present 3
2   L.HIS-245: The Celts-AC 3
2   L.COM-283: Irish Cinema 3
2   Elective: Other Topics course under development 3
18 total required credits

 
mathematics

Division of Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science
Robert S. Keller, Ph.D., Chair
 
The Mathematics major shares a common core, research experience, and portfolio, but allows students to tailor their major to their goals and careers after graduation.
 
Requirements for the major in Mathematics (B.S.):
A completion of a written comprehensive examination in Mathematics is required, as well as a minimum grade of a C (2.00) received in each course comprising the Mathematics Core (see above) as well as a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 in courses applied to the student’s major. All majors must also take L.MAT-490, the capstone experience for mathematics majors in which students produce a portfolio linking experiences obtained in their major with the general education curriculum (see exception for student receiving licensure at the secondary level from the Education division below).
 

Req Course Cr’s
Select one from Req 1
1   L.MAT-160: Calc of One Variable II 4
1   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calc of One Variable-FM 4
2   L.MAT-230: Discrete Mathematics 3
3   L.MAT-250: Linear Algebra 3
4   L.MAT-260: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
5   L.CIT-115: Programming & Design Basics 4
Select one from Req 6
6   L.CIT-225: Data Structures & Algorithms 4
6   L.PHY-223: Physics Scientist/Engineers I 5
6   L.EDU-353: Special Sec Methods: Mathematics 3
Select either all three of Req 7a or Req 7b
7a   L.MAT-390: Seminar 1
7a   L.MAT-390: Seminar 1
7a   L.MAT-390: Seminar 1
7b   L.MAT-391: Guided Research 3
Select four from Req 8a-8c; of those  at least two from 8b-8c; at least one from 8c
8a   L.MAT-220: Probability & Statistics 3
8a   L.MAT-310: Ordinary Differential Equations 3
8b   L.MAT-370: Numerical Analysis 3
8b   L.MAT-380: Modern Geometry 3
8b   L.MAT-395: Topics 3
8c   L.MAT-450: Modern Algebra 3
8c   L.MAT-460: Real Analysis 3
8c   L.MAT-495: Topics 3
9   L.MAT-490: Mathematics Portfolio 1
37 to 42 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in Mathematics:
A minimum GPA of 2.00 in all Mathematics courses is required.

Req Course Cr’s
Select one from Req 1
1   L.MAT-160: Calculus II 4
1   L.MAT-170: Accelerated Calculus of Once Variable . 4
Select one from Req 2
2   L.MAT-230: Discrete Mathematics 3
2   L.MAT-250: Linear Algebra 3
Select two from Req 3
3   L.CIT-115: Programming & Design Basics 4
3   L.MAT-220+: Additional L.MAT course 3
3   L.MAT-220+: Additional L.MAT course 3
13 to 15 total required credits


music

Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Mary Carol Harris, Ph.D., Chair
The Music Program offers two major degree programs: (1) Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in music education (teaching); (2) Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in music. Related music minor program concentrations are listed below. The Music Program also offers a minor in Liturgical Music, in cooperation with the Religious Studies Department.
 
Requirements for the major in Music Education (B.A.)

Req Course Cr's
1   L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2   L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3   L.MUS-203: Music Theory III 3
4   L.MUS-204: Music Theory IV 3
5   L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
6   L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
7   L.MUS-233: Curriculum and Instruction in Music K-6 3
8   L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting 2
9   L.MUS-309: Orchestration 2
10   L.MUS-315: History and Literature Of Music III 3
11   L.MUS-337: Secondary Music Methods 3
Select one from Req 12
12   L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting 2
12   L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting 2
13   L.MUS-174: String Techniques 1
14   L.MUS-175: Woodwind Techniques 1
15   L.MUS-176: Brass Techniques 1
16   Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 8
17   Applied Music: Minor area from L.MUS-110 to 161 4
18   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181 to 186 8
19   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
20   L.EDU-200: Foundations of Education 2
21   L.EDU-205: Foundations of Special Education 2
22   L.EDU-265: Multicultural Education-AC 3
23   L.EDU-339: Differentiated Instruction, 5-12 2
24   L.EDU-350: General Secondary Curriculum and Instruction 3
25   L.EDU-350L: Intermediate Clinical, 5-12 1
26   L.EDU-357: Reading in the Middle and Secondary School 3
Select one from Req 27
27   L.EDU-411: Student Teaching in Elementary Music 6
27   L.EDU-412: Student Teaching in Secondary Music 6
27   L.EDU-490: Capstone Seminar and Portfolio-PJ 2
77 to 81 required credits

Requirements for the major in Music (B.A.):
Piano proficiency is required as judged by the Division. Two performance projects are required for completion of the degree. Bachelor of Arts-Music majors must successfully complete the following courses with ‘C’ or higher.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2   L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3   L.MUS-203: Music Theory III 3
4   L.MUS-204: Music Theory IV 3
5   L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
6   L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
7   L.MUS-315: History and Literature Of Music III 3
Select one from Req 8
8   L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting 2
8   L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting 2
9   Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 8
10   Applied Music: Minor area from L.MUS-110 to 161 4
11   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181 to 186 8
43 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in Music-Instrumental Emphasis:
Students must successfully complete the following courses with ‘C’ or higher. A capstone performance project is required for completion of the degree. 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2   L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3   L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
4   L.MUS-315: History and Literature Of Music III 3
5   Applied Music: Major area-Strings/Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion 6
6   Techniques: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 1
7   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181, 182, or 188 4
23 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Liturgical Music:
Students must successfully complete the following courses with ‘C’ or higher. A capstone performance project is required for completion of the degree.
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2   L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3   L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting 2
4   L.MUS-321: History of Sacred Music- AA 3
5   L.REL-113: Introduction to the Bible 3
6   L.REL-261: Christ and Culture-AC 3
7   L.REL-318: Councils, Creeds, and Culture-AC 3
8   L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI 3
9   Applied Music: Major area-Strings/Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion 6
30 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Music-Vocal/Choral Emphasis:
 
Students must successfully complete the following courses with ‘C’ or higher. A capstone performance project is required for completion of the degree.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2   L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3   L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
4   L.MUS-315: History and Literature Of Music III 3
5   L.MUS-110: Voice 6
6   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-183 to 186 4
22 total required credits

MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION
L.MUS-100: Soundscapes
L.MUS-189: The Jazz Experience
L.MUS-215: History & Literature of Music I
L.MUS-216: History & Literature of Music II
L.MUS-219: Music & Being Human-AA
L.MUS-252: Music Appreciation-AA
L.MUS-295: Topics
L.MUS-315: History & Literature of Music III
L.MUS-318: History of Musical Theatre-AA
L.MUS-321: History of Sacred Music-AA
L.MUS-321: Music in the Movies-AA
 
 
MUSIC THEORY, ORCHESTRATION/ARRANGING
L.MUS-101: Music Theory I
L.MUS-102: Music Theory II
L.MUS-203: Music Theory III
L.MUS-204: Music Theory IV
L.MUS-309: Orchestration

TECHNIQUES
L.MUS-174: String Techniques
L.MUS-175: Woodwind Techniques
L.MUS-176: Brass Techniques
L.MUS-177: Percussion Techniques
L.MUS-178: Foreign Language Diction
L.MUS-179: Vocal Pedagogy

CONDUCTING AND METHODS
L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting
L.MUS-233: Curriculum and Instruction in Music K-6
L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting
L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting
L.MUS-337: Secondary Music Methods

APPLIED MUSIC
(Private Lessons)—One 30 minute lesson per week = 1 credit hour; One 60 minute lesson per week = 2 credit hours. All semesters; see specific semester listings for further information. Applied Music study aims for the thorough development of effective technique and expressive performance. All applied music students are required to attend monthly music seminars as determined by the instructor.
 
Vocal
L.MUS-110: Voice

Strings
L.MUS-121: Piano
L.MUS-122: Organ
L.MUS-123: Harpsichord
L.MUS-131: Violin
L.MUS-132: Viola
L.MUS-133: Cello
L.MUS-134: String Bass
L.MUS-135: Guitar
 
Woodwind
L.MUS-141: Flute
L.MUS-142: Oboe
L.MUS-143: Clarinet
L.MUS-144: Saxophone
L.MUS-145: Bassoon
 
Brass
L.MUS-151: Trumpet
L.MUS-152: French Horn 
L.MUS-153: Trombone
L.MUS-154: Baritone
 
Percussion
L.MUS-160: Percussion

ENSEMBLES
L.MUS-181: Loras Wind Ensemble
L.MUS-182: Loras Jazz Ensemble
L.MUS-183: Loras Concert Choir
L.MUS-184: Loras Chamber Singers
L.MUS-185: Bella Voce (Women’s Choir)
L.MUS-186: Con Brio (Men’s Choir)
L.MUS-188: Chamber Ensembles
 
 

neuroscience


Division of Behavioral Sciences
Leonard Decker, Ph.D., Chair
 
Division of Molecular & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair
 
As of 6/1/12, Neuroscience courses have not been approved by the Curriculum Committee.
 
Requirements for the major in Neuroscience (B.S.):
Summer research experience is highly recommended for Neuroscience majors. See the Center for Experiential Learning for more information on internship possibilities. The required and supporting courses for the Neuroscience major must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Beyond the requirements listed below, some additional recommended electives are as follows:
L.BIO-260      Human Anatomy & Physiology-AH
L.BIO-420      Vertebrate Physiology
L.CHE-233    Organic Chemistry I
L.CHE-234    Organic Chemistry II
L.CHE-335    Biochemistry

EITHER:
L.CIT-110*   Computing & Information Technology Basics OR
L.CIT-111*   Accelerated Computing & Information Technology Basics

L.MAT-150    Calculus of One Variable I-FM
L.PSY-221    Abnormal Psychology
L.PHY-211    Elements of Physics II
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology I 4
2   L.BIO-116: Principles of Biology II 4
3   L.BIO-250: Genetics 4
4   L.BIO-279: Experimental Design/Biostatistics-AH* 3
5   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
6   L.CHE-112: General Chemistry II 4
7   L.MAT-117: Pre-Calculus-FM or Mathematics above 117 3 to 4
8   L.NEU-145: Introductory Neuroscience 3
9   L.NEU-490: Senior Seminar I 1
10   L.NEU-481: Senior Seminar II 1
11   L.PHY-210: Elements of Physics or above 4
12   L.PSY-101: Intro to Psychology 3
13   L.PSY-331: Physiological Psychology 3
14   L.NEU-490: Neuroscience Senior Seminar I 1
15   L.NEU-491: Neuroscience Senior Seminar II 1
Select one from Req 16
16   L.NEU-390: Research Experience 1 to 3
16   L.PSY-351: Advanced Research Methods 1 to 3
Select two from Req 17
17   L.NEU-211: Techniques in Neuroendocrinology  3
17   L.PSY-231: Sensation and Perception 3
17   L.PSY-285: Drugs and Behavior-AH 3
17   L.PSY-332: Learning and Cognition 3
17   L.PSY-333: Motivation and Emotion 3
17   L.PHI-318: Theory and Practice of Bioethics-AV 3
17   L.PHI-319:  Neuroethics-AV  3
Select one from Req 18
18   L.NEU-281: Exploring the Brain through TBI 3
18   L.NEU-291: Neuroimaging & Brain Mapping 3
18   L.NEU-301: Neurobiology of Disease 3
18   L.NEU-311: Hormones & Behavior 3
52 to 54 total required credits

* L.PSY-211/L.PSY-212 Research Methods & Statistics I & II (8) can replace the L.BIO-279: Experimental Design/Biostatistics-AH requirement.
 

PEACE AND JUSTICE

Division of Social and Cultural Studies
David Cochran and Anastacia McDermott, co-chairs

The Peace and Justice minor challenges students to better understand the dynamics of peaceful conflict resolution at the interpersonal, local, national, and international levels, especially within the context of the Catholic tradition. The program is designed to make connections between genuine peace and a just social order, one marked by equality, liberty, dignity, security, civility, and sustainability.

Requirements for minor in Peace and Justice:
Students should contact the program’s co-chairs for details and a list of approved electives.

Req Course Cr’s
1 Core course: See co-chairs for options before Fall 2015 course debut 3
2 Elective: One course from approved list 3
3 Elective: One course from approved list 3
4 Elective: One course from approved list 3
5 Elective: One course from approved list 3
6 Elective: One course from approved list 3
7 Experiential learning component: See co-chairs for options 1
19 total required credits

philosophy

Division of Philosophy, Religion & Theology

Janine Idziak, Ph.D., Chair 

The philosophy major has a built-in flexibility which allows students to: double major and connect as closely as possible an interest in philosophy with a major interest in another area, and develop a more personal course of study in philosophy, tailored to a student’s individual interests.
 
The minor in philosophy is an ideal choice if a student does not have the time to pursue a major in philosophy, but nevertheless is interested in exploring life’s ultimate questions, if only in a preliminary way.
 
Requirements for the major in Philosophy (B.A.):
A one-hour oral comprehensive exam including a portfolio review (see the Philosophy Program Coordinator for oral examination Study Guide and further details regarding the portfolio review) are required for program completion. Philosophy majors must successfully complete (with a grade of “C” or above) courses within the following categories:
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications 3
2   L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI 3
3   L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics 3
4   L.PHI-331: Knowledge, Truth, and Reality 3
5   L.PHI-***: Additional Elective 3
6   L.PHI-***: Additional Elective 3
7   L.PHI-***: Additional Elective 3
Select two from Req 8 (taking L.PHI-101 or 110 first is strongly recommended)
8   L.PHI-220: Ancient Philosophy 3
8   L.PHI-221: Medieval Philosophy 3
8   L.PHI-223: Contemporary Philosophy 3
8   L.PHI-280: Eastern Philosophy 3
Select one from Req 9
9   L.PHI-311: Business Ethics-AV 3
9   L.PHI-313: Environmental Ethics-AV 3
9   L.PHI-314: Computers, Ethics, and Society-AV 3
9   L.PHI-315: Communication Ethics-AV 3
9   L.PHI-316: Ethics in Philosophy, Literature and Film-AV 3
9   L.PHI-317: Ethics and the New Genetics-AV 3
9   L.PHI-318: The Theory and Practice of Bioethics-AV 3
30 total required credits

 
What should be done to prepare for graduate school or teaching philosophy?
When seeking a solid preparation for advanced study in philosophy at the graduate level, as background for a particular profession or vocation, or as preparation for teaching philosophy, it is strongly recommended that (in addition to fulfilling the one-hour oral comprehensive exam and portfolio review requirements) the following courses be used to fulfill philosophy major requirements.
 
L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications
L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI
L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics 
L.PHI-331: Knowledge, Truth, and Reality 
L.PHI-220: Ancient Philosophy
L.PHI-221: Medieval Philosophy
L.PHI-222: Modern Philosophy
L.PHI-223: Contemporary Philosophy
L.PHI-333: Philosophy of God and Religion
One  course  from  the  applied  ethics  group  (L.PHI-311:  Business  Ethics-AV;  L.PHI-313: Environmental Ethics-AV; L.PHI-314: Computers, Ethics, and Society-AV; L.PHI-315: L.PHI-316: Ethics in Philosophy, Literature, and Film-AV; Communication Ethics; L.PHI-317: Ethics and the New Genetics-AV; L.PHI-319: Bioethics-AV)
 
Requirements for the minor in Philosophy:
Philosophy minors must successfully complete (with a grade of “C” or above) the following courses:

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications 3
2   L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI 3
3   L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics 3
4   Elective (strongly recommended): L.PHI-220, 221, 222, or 223 3
5   Additional Elective 3
6   Additional Elective 3
18 total required credits

At Loras, minor programs can be designed to fit individual needs. Following are some suggested sequences for those preparing for careers in law, business, or medicine.
 
Suggested minor sequence for Pre-Law
L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications
L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI
L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics
L.PHI-344: Social and Political Philosophy
Two additional philosophy courses

Suggested minor sequence for Business
L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications
L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI
L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics
L.PHI-311: Business Ethics-AV
Two additional philosophy courses

Suggested minor sequence for the Health Sciences
L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications
L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI or L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics
L.PHI-348: Philosophy of Science
L.PHI-278: Bioethics, Society and Culture or L.PHI-319: Bioethics-AV or L.PHI-317: Ethics and the New Genetics
Two additional philosophy courses
 
Suggested minor sequence for Ethics concentration
L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning : Principles and Applications
L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI
L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics

Three additional philosophy courses from the following courses:
 
·      L.PHI-278: Bioethics, Society and Culture
·      L.PHI-311: Business Ethics-AV
·      L.PHI-313: Environmental Ethics-AV
·      L.PHI-314: Computers, Ethics, and Society-AV
·      L.PHI-315: Communication Ethics-AV
·      L.PHI-316: Ethics in Philosophy, Literature, and Film-AV
·      L.PHI-317: Ethics and the New Genetics-AV
·      L.PHI-319: Bioethics-AV
·      L.SMG-270: Ethics in Sport
 
One 3-credit cognate course (i.e., a course from an academic program other than philosophy) may be used for the elective portion of a philosophy major or minor. The course must be related to the student’s main philosophical interest and program of study, and must be approved in advance by the Division chairperson.

AREA
L.PHI-225: Art, Beauty, & Meaning
L.PHI-278: Bioethics, Society, & Culture
L.PHI-290: Christianity, Film, & The Arts-AA
L.PHI-311: Business Ethics-AV
L.PHI-313: Environmental Ethics-AV
L.PHI-314: Computers, Ethics, & Society-AV
L.PHI-315: Communication Ethics-AV
L.PHI-316: Ethics in Philosophy, Literature, & Film-AV
L.PHI-317: Ethics and the New Genetics-AV
L.PHI-318: The Theory and Practice of Bioethics-AV
L.PHI-319: Bioethics-AV
L.PHI-348: Philosophy of Science
L.PHI-375: Comparative Philosophy
L.PHI-475: Philosophical Foundations of Theology
 
GENERAL
L.PHI-101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications
L.PHI-110: Introduction to Philosophy

HISTORICAL
L.PHI-220: Ancient Philosophy
L.PHI-221: Medieval Philosophy
L.PHI-222: Modern Philosophy
L.PHI-223: Contemporary Philosophy
L.PHI-280: Eastern Philosophy
L.PHI-376: Philosophy & the Rise of Christianity-AC
  
SYSTEMATIC
L.PHI-250: Human Identity in Community-AI L.PHI-301: Foundational Ethics
L.PHI-331: Knowledge, Truth, & Reality
L.PHI-333: Philosophy of God & Religion

politics


Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair

 
Requirements for the major in Politics (B.A.):
Students must complete a minimum of 18 Politics credits at Loras College. Majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.3 (C+) in the major.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics 3
2   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
3   L.POL-131: Foundations of Western Political Thought 3
4   L.POL-489: Senior Seminar 3
Three of the following must be at the 300+ level
5   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one American Politics) 3
6   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Global Politics) 3
7   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Political Thought) 3
8   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
9   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
10   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
30 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Politics:
Students must complete a minimum of 12 Politics credits at Loras College.

Req Course Cr's
Select one from Req 1
1   L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics 3
1   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
Two of the following must be at the 300+ level
2   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one American Politics) 3
3   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Global Politics) 3
4   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Political Thought) 3
5   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
6   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
18 total required credits

SPECIAL
L.POL-241: Political & Social Themes in Film
L.POL-394: Internship
L.POL-395: Topics
L.POL-489: Senior Seminar

AMERICAN POLITICS
L.POL-201: Campaigns & Elections
L.POL-202: Congress & the Presidency 
L-POL-203: The Road to the White House
L.POL-301: Constitutional Law: Federal Powers
L.POL-302: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties
L.POL-303: Supreme Court Watch
L.POL-304: Identity Politics in America
L.POL-308: American Public Policy
 
GLOBAL POLITICS
L.POL-211: Comparative Politics
L.POL-221: International Politics
L.POL-312: Latin American Politics & Society
L.POL-313: Middle Eastern Politics & Society
L.POL-314: Politics in the Developing World
L.POL-315: European Politics
L.POL-322: American Foreign Policy
L.POL-351: Comparative Environmental Politics-AC
 
INTRODUCTORY POLITICS
L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics
L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics
L.POL-131: Foundations of Western Political Thought
 
POLITICAL THOUGHT
L.POL-232: American Political Thought
L.POL-233: Jurisprudence
L.POL-321: War and Pacifism-AV
L.POL-331: Political Thought & Contemporary Social Issues
 

psychology

Division of Behavioral Sciences
Leonard Decker, Ph.D., Chair
 
Requirements for the major in Psychology (B.A. or B.S.):
Students seeking to add psychology as a second major to an existing major may substitute the two course statistics and research methods sequence from their first major for L.PSY-211 and L.PSY-212. A 2.00 GPA in psychology courses completed at Loras College is required for a major. All psychology majors are also required to take a comprehensive examination in psychology during the semester in which they enroll in L.PSY-490.
 
Students need permission of the chair of the Division of Behavioral Sciences to take L.PSY-211,
212, or 490 at another institution. Majors pursuing a semester away from Loras College (e.g. study abroad) may schedule this semester any time from the second semester of the sophomore year to the first semester of the senior year; these students should consult with a psychology advisor to adjust their schedules accordingly.
 
Prospective Psychology majors will need to have completed L.PSY-101 and their –FM math requirement with a C- or better before they would be accepted into the program. To maintain adequate progress toward a psychology major and to prepare for the psychology comprehensive, we strongly recommend that prospective psychology majors do the following: Take L.PSY-101 during the first year; L.PSY-211 and 212 in their second year and no later than the junior year; L.PSY-331 during the junior year; and L.PSY-490 during either the junior or senior year. Career plans for psychology majors may include graduate school, business and industry (a business minor is strongly recommended), medical school, law school, teaching, or semiprofessional positions in a psychological setting or closely related fields. Others major in psychology for their personal growth and development. Students majoring in psychology are strongly urged to consult a psychology advisor for suggested courses and relevant electives.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
2   L.PSY-211: Research Design I 4
3   L.PSY-212: Research Design II 4
4   L.PSY-331: Physiological Psychology 3
5   L.PSY-490: Senior Seminar & Portfolio-PJ 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.PSY-231: Sensation and Perception 3
6   L.PSY-232: Learning and Memory 3
6   L.PSY-332: Cognition 3
6   L.PSY-333: Motivation and Emotion 3
Select two from Req 7
7   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
7   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
7   L.PSY-244: Social Psychology 3
7   L.PSY-225: Personality-AI 3
8   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
9   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
10   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
35 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Psychology:
Students are recommended to take L.PSY-101 before taking any other psychology courses.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
Select one from Req 2
2   L.PSY-231: Sensation and Perception 3
2   L.PSY-232: Learning and Memory 3
2   L.PSY-331: Physiological Psychology 3
2   L.PSY-332: Cognition 3
2   L.PSY-333: Motivation and Emotion 3
Select one from Req 3
3   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
3   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
3   L.PSY-244: Social Psychology 3
3   L.PSY-225: Personality-AI 3
4   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
5   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
6   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
18 total required credits

 

religious studies

Division of Philosophy, Religion & Theology
Janine Idziak, Ph.D., Chair 

 
The Religious Studies program emphasizes three areas of study: theological studies, biblical studies, and moral studies. L.REL-112 is an introduction to courses in theological studies; L.REL-113 an introduction to courses in biblical studies; and L.REL-114 an introduction to courses in moral studies. All students are welcome in courses L.REL-100 through 399. Students are encouraged to take courses in the 200s between their second and fifth semesters, and courses in the 300s between their sixth and eighth semesters. Those numbered L.REL-400 or higher are designed for majors.
 
Requirements for the major in Religious Studies (B.A.):
Majors must maintain and post as scheduled an online “blog” of their experiences (instructions available from program).

Req Course Cr's
1   L.REL-112: An Introduction to Theology and Religious Studies 3
Select one from Req 2
2   L.REL-251: Does the Land Belong to Israel-AC 3
2   L.REL-252: God’s Literature-AA 3
3   L.REL-270: Introduction to Christian Values-AV 3
Select one from Req 4 (Theological Studies)
4   L.REL-210: World Religions 3
4   L.REL-260: Martyrs, Mendicants and Masterpieces-AC 3
4   L.REL-261: Christ and Culture-AC 3
4   L.REL-316: Pilgrims in Their Own Land-AI 3
4   L.REL-318: Councils Creeds and Culture-AC 3
4   L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI 3
4   L.REL-335: Belief, Unbelief & the Good Life-AV 3
Select one from Req 5 (Biblical Studies)
5   L.REL-113: Intro to the Bible 3
5   L.REL-239: Jesus and the Gospels 3
5   L.REL-251: Does Land Belong to Israel? (AC); if not taken above 3
5   L.REL-252: God's Literature (AA); if not taken above 3
5   L.REL-253: The Hebrew Prophets 3
5   L.REL-350: Bible and Literature 3
5   L.REL-354: Seminar on the Letters of St Paul 3
Select one from Req 6 (Moral Studies)
6   L.REL-221: The Church’s Social Teachings 3
6   L.REL-222: Christian Sexual Morality-AV 3
6   L.REL-345: Issues in Christian Ethics-AV 3
6   L.REL-348: Social Justice Practicum 3
7   Additional L.REL Elective 3
8   Additional L.REL Elective 3
9   Additional L.REL Elective 3
10   L.CTL-490: Leadership Seminar 2
11   L.REL-491: Thesis Writing 3
12   L.REL-493: Practicum in Parish Ministry 3
32 total required credits

*Majors must enroll in the section of L.LIB-305 offered to CTL students unless their second major requires otherwise.
 
Majors wishing to graduate with a “concentration” of coursework in the area of “ministry” must complete the major including the following eight courses:
 
1.    L.REL-112: Intro to Theology and Religious Studies
2.    L.REL-213: Foundation for Ministry
3.    L.REL-270: Introduction to Christian Values-AV
4.    L.REL-251: Does the Land Belong to Israel-AC OR L.REL 252: God’s Literature
5.    L.REL-271: Catholic Social Teaching
6.    L.REL-239: Jesus and the Gospels OR L.REL 350: Bible and Literature
7.    L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI OR L.REL 318: Councils, Creeds, and Culture
8.    L.REL-493: Practicum for Parish Ministry

Requirements for the minor in Religious Studies:

Req Course Cr's
1   L.REL-112: An Introduction to Theology & Religious Studies 3
Select one from Req 2
2   L.REL-251: Does the Land Belong to Israel-AC 3
2   L.REL-252: God's Literature-AA 3
3   L.REL-270: Introduction to Christian Values-AV 3
4   Additional L.REL Elective 3
5   Additional L.REL Elective 3
6   Additional L.REL Elective 3
18 total required credits

BIBLICAL STUDIES
L.REL-113: Introduction to the Bible
L.REL-239: Jesus & the Gospels
L.REL-243: Wisdom of the Prophets
L.REL-248: Seminar on the Letters of St. Paul
L.REL-251: Does The Land Belong To Israel-AC
L.REL-252: God’s Literature-AA
L.REL-350: Bible & Literature
 
MORAL STUDIES
L.REL-231: Catholic Social Teaching
L.REL-270: Introduction to Christian Values-AV
L.REL-272: Christian Sexual Morality-AV
L.REL-345: Issues in Christian Ethics-AV
L.REL-348: Social Justice Practicum 
 
SPECIAL AND ADVANCED STUDIES
L.REL-491: Thesis Writing
L.REL-493: Practicum for Parish Ministry

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
L.REL-112: Introduction to Theology & Religious Studies
L.REL-210: World Religions: An Introduction
L.REL-212: Roman Catholic Sacred Spaces
L.REL-213: Foundations for Ministry
L.REL-216: The Catholic Church in Latin America
L.REL-260: Martyrs, Mendicants, & Masterpieces-AC
L.REL-261: Christ & Culture-AC
L.REL-316: Pilgrims in Their Own Land-AI
L.REL-318: Councils, Creeds, & Culture-AC
L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI
L.REL-325: Roman Catholic Liturgical Music in Theology & Practice-AA
L.REL-335: Belief, Unbelief & the Good Life-AV
L.REL-391: The Catholic Heritage
 

social work

Division of Behavioral Sciences
Leonard Decker, Ph.D., Chair
Michelle Bechen, Program Director
 
The Loras Social Work Program provides a supportive learning community that graduates competent, ethical, value-based, generalist social work practitioners who critically use their liberal arts background in service to others. Working with and in partnering agencies, students, grounded in empowerment, actively learn knowledge values and skills, reflect upon those through opportunities in and outside the classroom, adopt and adhere to ethical approaches with diverse populations, and contribute responsibly to an ever growing and changing world. Our goal is to Prepare competent, ethical, value-based, generalist social workers.
 
Social Work Program Rationale:
The  undergraduate  social  work  major  instills  the  values,  ethics,  practice  strategies, communication, diversity and knowledge required for students to become effective generalist social workers. The Loras College social work program connects the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practice setting in several ways throughout the four-year curriculum.
 
The program is currently seeking reaccreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. Course requirements for the major usually require six semesters for completion. The social work program handbook, which further specifies program requirements, is given to students applying for formal acceptance into the program.
 
The social work program provides students with a liberal arts background and a strong knowledge base in generalist social work practice. Students may select careers in child and family welfare, mental health, medical social work, substance abuse, legislation and policy, probation and parole, and many other fields. Additionally, graduates qualify for advanced standing in many Masters of Social Work (MSW) programs.
  
Senior Performance Requirement (Field Instruction)
As the capstone of their education, senior social work students complete 420 hours of actual social work practice in a social service agency. Students have a choice in completing their field instruction hours. A student can complete field part time over two semesters registering the first semester for L.SCW-446 (4.5 hours) and the second L.SCW-447 (4.5 hours). Or a student can complete a block placement of 9 credit hours during one semester L.SCW-448. The following are some of the agencies providing field instruction experience for social work students:
 

Department of Human Services           Department of Correctional Services
Juvenile Court Services                          Hillcrest Family Services
Mercy Medical Center                              Project Concern
School Liaison Services                        Big Brother/Big Sister Program
Hills and Dales                                        Multicultural Center
Lutheran Services of Iowa                     Domestic Violence Shelter and Program
Stonehill Care Center                             Riverview Sexual Assault Program

 
Requirements for the major in Social Work (B.A.):
In order to apply for a major in social work, the student completes L.SCW-130: Introduction to Social Welfare, submits a formal application, letters of recommendation and completes a program interview. Students apply to the program while enrolled in L.SCW-231: Human Behavior in the Social Environment. A 2.33 cumulative grade point average is required in major courses. Students must complete the following in addition to divisional requirements.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
2   L.SOC-115: Introduction to Sociology 3
3   L.SCW-130: Introduction to Social Welfare 3
Select one from Req 4 (Human Services)
4   L.BIO-260: Human Anatomy and Physiology-AH 4
4   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
4   L.PSY-225: Personality-AI 3
4   L.PSY-285: Drugs and Human Behavior-AH 3
Select one from Req 5 (Culture)
5   L.EDU-265: Multicultural Education-AC 3
5   L.SCW-395: Social Work & Cultural Competency (Topics course) 3
5   L.SOC-250: Aryan Societies-AC 3
5   L.SOC-254: Race & Ethnicity-AC 3
5   L.SOC-***: Inequality in the United States 3
Select one from Req 6 (Interest)
6   L.BUS-230: Principles of Management 3
6   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
6   L.CRJ-120: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
6   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
6   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
6   L.COM-131: Intro to Mass Communication 3
6   L.COM-210: Principles of Public Relations 3
6   L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics 3
6   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
7   L.SWC-231: Human Behavior and Social Environment 3
8   L.SCW-344: Social Policy: Formulation and Analysis 3
Select one from Req 9a, or both from Req 9b
9a   L.SCW-345: Social Work Research 3
9a   L.SOC-332: Research Methods and Methodology 3
9b   L.PSY-211: Research Methods & Statistics I 4
9b   L.PSY-212: Research Methods & Statistics II 4
10   L.SCW-***: Any additional Social Work Elective 3
11   L.SCW-***: Any additional Social Work Elective 3
12   L.SWC-346: Social Work Practice I 3
13   L.SWC-347: Social Work Practice II 3
14   L.SCW-348: Social Work Practice III 3
Select one from Req 15a, or both from Req 15b
15a   L.BIO-274: Experimental Design and Biostatistics-AH 3
15a   L.BUS-250: Business Statistics 3
15a   L.MAT-115: Statistics-FM 3
15a   L.MAT-220: Probability & Statistics 3
15a   L.SOC-333: Statistical Analyses 3
15b   L.PSY-211: Research Methods & Statistics I 4
15b   L.PSY-212: Research Methods & Statistics II 4
Select both from Req 16a, or Req 16b
16a   L.SCW-446: Social Work Field Instruction 4.5
16a   L.SCW-447: Social Work Field Instruction 4.5
16b   L.SCW-448: Social Work Field Instruction 9
54 to 62 total required credits

sociology

Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair

 
Requirements for the major in Sociology (B.A.):
Students completing a major in sociology must complete a minimum of 18 credits in Sociology numbered 300 or above. Students in Sociology may transfer up to 12 credits toward the Sociology major from another institution
 
Please note: If substituting both L.PSY-211 and L.PSY-212, you must take one additional Sociology course. No more than 6 hours of previously cross-listed L.CRJ or L.SOC courses can count towards major or minor (L.CRJ-252, L.CRJ-253, L.CRJ-320).

Req Course Cr's
Select one from Req 1
1   L.SOC-101: Sociology in Action 3
1   L.SOC-115: Introduction to Sociology 3
Select one from Req 2a and one from Req 2b, or both from Req 2c
2a   L.CRJ-323: Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
2a   L.SOC-332: Research Methods and Methodology 3
2b   L.SOC-333: Statistical Analyses 3
2c   L.PSY-211: Research Methods & Statistics I 4
2c   L.PSY-212: Research Methods & Statistics II 4
3   L.SOC-336: Classical Sociological Theory 3
4   L.SOC-337: Contemporary Sociological Theory 3
5   L.SOC-490: Senior Seminar 3
6   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
7   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
8   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
9   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
10   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
33 to 35 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in Sociology:
 
Req Course Cr's
Select one from Req 1
1   L.SOC-101: Sociology in Action 3
1   L.SOC-115: Introduction to Sociology 3
One of the following must be at the 300+ level
2   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
3   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
4   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
5   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
6   Elective: Additional Sociology course 3
18 total required credits

spanish

Division of Language & Literature
Kevin J. Koch, Ph.D., Chair
 
Placement Guidelines for Spanish
Initial Spring/Summer registration into the appropriate level of Spanish is temporary until students take the Placement Exam on the first day of classes. Dependent on the Placement Score and in consultation with the professor, students may be moved to a more appropriate course level by the end of the first week of classes. SPA 210 and 270 classes are scheduled at identical times, so movement up or down will not disturb the remainder of the student’s schedule.
 
For initial registration, students should be enrolled according to the following guidelines:
 
·      SPA 110 Beginning Spanish I: Students with 0-1 years of high school Spanish or 2 years of Spanish with grades lower than a B should enroll in SPA 110.
·      SPA 210 Intermediate Spanish I: Students with 2 years of high school Spanish (A and B grades) or those with 3 years of Spanish and grades lower than B should enroll in SPA 210.
·      SPA 270 Advanced Communicative Modes: Students with 3 years of high school Spanish (A and B grades) or 4 years of Spanish should enroll in SPA 270.
 
Study Away Programs
Study in another country is a vital component of the language student’s college experience. There are many opportunities for Loras students to study outside the U.S. for a semester, a summer or a full academic year. Such study greatly enhances a student’s skills in the target language and brings the student into direct contact with another country’s culture(s). Modern Languages and Cultures Program strongly encourages its students to participate in such programs. To apply courses taken in a study away program to the major or the minor, students must obtain PRIOR written approval from the chair of the Division, and must receive approval from the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Center for Experiential Learning. Students may not apply more than 12 of the 30 credits for the major, nor more than 6 of the 18 credits for the minor, from courses taken off campus.
  
Requirements for the major in Spanish (B.A.):
Students must obtain a final course grade of C or better in each core sequence course of L.SPA- 210, L.SPA-220, L.SPA-270, L.SPA-280 and satisfy all prerequisites in order to proceed through the sequence. Depending on placement, students may begin the major at any point in the Spanish course sequence as long as they satisfy all prerequisites, but must make up the credit if placed past L.SPA-210. Only one L.SPA or L.SPW course offered in English (or one equivalent course from study away or transfer credits) may be applied to the major. No more than 12 credits from Study Away and/or transfer credits may be applied to the major.
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.SPA-210: Intermediate Spanish I 3
2   L.SPA-220: Intermediate Spanish II 3
3   L.SPA-270: Advanced Communicative Modes 3
4   L.SPA-280: Critical Analysis 3
Select one from Req 5
5   L.SPA-350: El Mundo Hispano 3
5   L.SPA-360: Major Writers 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.SPA-450: Topics in Culture and Civilization 3
6   L.SPA-460: Themes in Literature 3
7   Elective: One additional L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
8   Elective: One additional L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
9   L.SPA-490: Senior Seminar & Portfolio-PJ 3
30 to 32 total required credits

 
Requirements for the minor in Spanish:
Students must obtain a final course grade of C or better in core sequence courses that are applied to the minor (L.SPA-210, L.SPA-220, L.SPA-270, L.SPA-280). Depending on placement, students may begin the minor at any point in the Spanish course sequence as long as they satisfy all prerequisites, but must make up the credit if placed past L.SPA-110. Only two L.SPA or L.SPW courses offered in English may be applied to the minor. No more than 6 credits from Study Away and/or transfer credits may be applied to the minor. Students should declare a minor before more than half the minor credits have been completed.
 

Req Course Cr's
1   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
2   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
3   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
4   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
5   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
6   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3 to 4
18 to 24 total required credits


sport studies

Division of Sport Studies
Matthew Garrett, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for the major in Athletic Training (B.A.):

The CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program is designed to educate future BOC certified athletic trainers. Selections for admission into the ATEP are made during each spring semester. The selection process is competitive. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong academic ability, motivation for the program, a plan to use the major in their future career, and ability to integrate and work well within the major and clinical assignments. The application process will start during the fall semester. See the athletic training website for further details:
 
http://depts.loras.edu/phe/trainingapplicationprocess html
 
Students will be responsible for purchasing their uniform and fanny pack to wear during their clinical courses (L.ATR 280, 281, 380, 381, 482 and 483). Students will be responsible for the cost of required immunizations and background checks as required by clinical sites. Additionally, students will be required to acquire and maintain professional liability insurance coverage during all clinical rotations. Additional program policies can be found at: http://depts. loras.edu/phe/prospectivestudent.html
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.ATR-140: Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries/First Aid 3
2   L.ATR-130: Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
3   L.ATR-150: Medical Terminology and Pharmacology 1
4   L.ATR-280: Athletic Training Clinical I 1
5   L.ATR-281: Athletic Training Clinical II 1
6   L.ATR-290: Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I 3
7   L.ATR-291: Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II 3
8   L.ATR-380: Athletic Training Clinical III 1
9   L.ATR-381: Athletic Training Clinical IV 1
10   L.ATR-382: Therapeutic Modalities 3
11   L.ATR-383: Therapeutic Exercise 3
12   L.ATR-455: Advanced Care and Prevention 3
13   L.ATR-480: Organization and Administration in Athletic Training 3
14   L.ATR-482: Athletic Training Clinical V 1
15   L.ATR-483: Athletic Training Clinical VI- Portfolio 1
16   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology 4
17   L.BIO-260: Human Anatomy and Physiology-AH 4
18   L.BIO-365: Human Cadaver Anatomy 4
19   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
20   L.KIN-145: Nutrition 3
21   L.KIN-230: Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
22   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
23   L.KIN-344: Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning 3
24   L.KIN-370: Fitness Prescription and Exercise 3
Select two from Req 25
25   L.PSY-101: Intro to Psychology 3
25   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
25   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
69 total required credits


Requirements for the major in Kinesiology (B.A.):

The mission of the Kinesiology program is to provide a broad and dynamic program to prepare students for graduate study and careers in exercise, sport, wellness, and allied health.

To be eligible for admission to the Kinesiology major, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and have passed the L.KIN 101 and L.BIO-115 courses with a grade of “C” or better in each. Once admitted to the major, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 throughout the course of study. Students who fail to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA requirement may be removed from the major or be prevented from enrolling in upper level Kinesiology courses.

To be eligible for graduation with a Kinesiology major, a student must earn a “C” or better in all courses counted toward the major. Courses in which the student earns less than a “C” grade will not be accepted toward the major. In addition, a student‘s cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.25 to graduate with a degree in Kinesiology.
Students must complete a minimum of 6 additional credits of KIN, ATR, or SMG prefix courses. Electives must be 200 level or above. No more than three credits of internship/practical experiences will be counted toward the six credit minimum. Elective courses must be chosen in consultation with a student’s advisor.
Additional guidelines for Kinesiology majors, including internship guidelines, advising procedures, and course pre-requisites, can be found in the Kinesiology Student Handbook.
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology 4
2   Biology Anat/Phys course, TBD 4
3   Biology Anat/Phys course, TBD 4
4   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
5   L.KIN-050: Personal Fitness 1
6   L.KIN-101: Introduction to Kinesiology 3
7   L.KIN-145: Nutrition 3
8   L.KIN-232: Biomechanics and Kinesiology 3
9   L.KIN-250: Research Methods in Kinesiology 3
10   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
11   L.KIN-344: Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning 3
12   L.KIN-370: Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3
13   L.KIN-439: Exercise Psychology 3
14   L.KIN-492: Internship in Kinesiology 3
Select one from Req 15
15   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
15   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
Select one from Req 16
16   L.MAT-115: Statistics-FM 3
16   L.BIO-279: Experimental Design & Biostatistics-AH 4
Select one from Req 17
17   Specialty Elective (200+ KIN, ATR, SMG courses only) 3
17   Specialty Elective (200+ KIN, ATR, SMG courses only) 3
17   Specialty Elective (200+ KIN, ATR, SMG courses only) 3
56 to 64 total required credits

Requirements for the major in Sport Management-Business:
A student must complete a minimum math requirement of L.MAT-113. A student must be accepted into the major via an application and interview process and a student must earn a C or higher in all SMG-prefix courses to graduate. Students must choose to complete requirements for one of two distinct tracks: Business or Public Relations.
 

Req Course Cr's
1   L.SMG-115: Administration of Athletic and Recreation Facilities 3
2   L.SMG-150: Introduction to Sport Management 3
3   L.SMG-240: Sport and Society 3
4   L.SMG-270: Ethics in Sport 3
5   L.SMG-345: Sport Facility & Event Management 3
6   L.SMG-367: Sport Law 3
7   L.SMG-422: Sport Sales and Sponsorship 3
8   L.SMG-450: Finance and Fundraising in Sport 3
9   L.SMG-468: Sport Marketing 3
10   L.SMG-492: Pre-Prof. Field Experience in Sport Management 9
11   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
12   L.BUS-230: Principles of Management 3
Select one from Req 13
13   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
13   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
14   L.ACC-227: Managerial Accounting 3
15   L.BUS-240: Principles of Marketing 3
16   L.BUS-331: Organizational Behavior 3
17   L.BUS-335: Human Resource Management 3
18   L.BUS-350: Introduction to Financial Management 3
60 total required credits


Requirements for major in Sport Management-Public Relations:

Req Course Cr's
1   L.SMG-115: Administration of Athletic and Recreation Facilities 3
2   L.SMG-150: Introduction to Sport Management 3
3   L.SMG-240: Sport and Society 3
4   L.SMG-270: Ethics in Sport 3
5   L.SMG-345: Sport Facility & Event Management 3
6   L.SMG-367: Sport Law 3
7   L.SMG-422: Sport Sales and Sponsorship 3
8   L.SMG-450: Finance and Fundraising in Sport 3
9   L.SMG-468: Sport Marketing 3
10   L.SMG-492: Pre-Prof. Field Experience in Sport Management 9
11   L.ACC-228: Financial Accounting 3
12   L.BUS-230: Principles of Management 3
Select one from Req 13
13   L.ECO-221: Principles of Microeconomics 3
13   L.ECO-222: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
14   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
15   L.COM-190: Communication Theory 3
16   L.COM-201: Principles of Public Relations 3
17   L.COM-202: Public Relations Writing 3
18   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
60 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Iowa Coaching:

Req Course Cr's
1   L.KIN-121: Personal and Community Health 3
2   L.KIN-135: Sports Officiating 3
3   L.KIN-244: Theory of Coaching 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.ATR-130: Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
4   L.ATR-140: First Aid and Emergency Care 3
5   L.KIN-230: Anatomy/Physiology I-Musculoskeletal 4
6   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
Select one from Req 7
7   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
7   L.KIN-338: Sport Psychology 3
7   L.KIN-439: Exercise Psychology 3
22 total required credits
 

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