Oct 25, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2012 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2012

Supplement to the 2010-2012 Bulletin


This supplement effective beginning Fall 2011 Term.

Rosary College of Arts and Sciences


New Programs

New Minor


Catholic Studies Minor


The Catholic Studies minor invites students of all backgrounds to explore the multifaceted reality of Catholicism. The minor offers students the opportunity to gain an academic understanding of Catholicism as community, institution and worldview. Minors in Catholic Studies will progress through an interdepartmental course of study that immerses them in the historical, intellectual and cultural currents that shape and express Catholic faith and life. From an introductory course in Roman Catholicism through approved electives drawn from across the curriculum, Catholic Studies exposes students to the rich variety of the Catholic tradition and provides the opportunity to pursue individual personal and professional interests in relation to this tradition. The Catholic Studies Minor lies at the heart of Dominican University’s mission to integrate the core curriculum and departmental studies into a larger vision.

Minor Requirements:

Seven courses (21 credits) chosen in conference with advisor. No more than four courses from any one department may be used to fulfill minor requirements, and at least two courses must be taken above the 300 level. At least 15 credits in the minor, including CATH 103 , must be completed at Dominican; students may petition the director of Catholic Studies to waive the foundation course if they can demonstrate satisfactory completion of substantively equivalent college-level material.

Requirements include:

  • One foundation course: CATH 103 
  • One course from each of the following three areas

Cultural Expressions: These courses study the relationship between historical or modern Catholic cultures and their artistic and literary productions.

Historical Contexts: These courses provide historical perspectives on Catholic institutions and societies, as well as Catholic encounters with other societies and systems of belief.

Intellectual Traditions: These courses examine the theological and philosophical foundations of Catholicism.

  • Three elective courses chosen from the list of approved elective courses or from designated areas
  • Capstone or Intensification Project.
    Minors must either:
    • intensify an approved course and complete an intensification following program guidelines, or
    • complete a capstone project in CATH 395 , CATH 410 , or CATH 495 . The capstone project credit or intensification credit will count toward the elective credits.

Area Courses


Note(s):


* Depending on which options students select, these Study Abroad courses may be used as elective credit in the minor. Students should consult with the study abroad director and director of Catholic Studies.

Adding a Catholic Studies-related service-learning component (299) to any course may make the course eligible for use as an elective course in the minor. The option to add service learning is at the course instructor’s discretion, and elective credit for the minor is approved at the discretion of the director of Catholic Studies.

 

New Courses

CATH 103 - Introduction to Roman Catholicism



In this course, students will study the central beliefs and practices of Roman Catholicism using the sources and methods of theology. Students will also consider how other disciplines (e.g., the arts, the social sciences) illuminate dimensions of this multifaceted tradition. This course stands alone as a survey course of Roman Catholicism and as a foundation for further exploration through the Catholic Studies Program. (3 hours)

Listed also as THEO 103 .

This course will satisfy the Theology core area requirement.

CATH 395 - Independent Research or Creative Investigation



Independent Research or Creative Investigation is a course in which students collaborate with faculty mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct an independent project under the guidance of a faculty member. This directed undergraduate research or creative investigation culminates in a capstone essay or other creative/scholarly project that will satisfy the Catholic Studies Minor capstone requirement. (3 hours)

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior Standing and consent of instructor.

CATH 410 - McGreal Center Research Practicum



Students will develop and execute a semester-long research project making use of the McGreal Center archives on Dominican History in the U.S under the direction of the center’s director. This course will satisfy the Catholic Studies Minor capstone requirement. (3 hours)

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

CATH 495 - Independent Research or Creative Investigation



Independent Research or Creative Investigation is a course in which students collaborate with faculty mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct an independent project under the guidance of a faculty member. This directed undergraduate research or creative investigation culminates in a capstone essay or other creative/scholarly project that will satisfy the Catholic Studies Minor capstone requirement. (3 hours)

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior Standing and consent of instructor.

Updated Program Requirements

The following revised program requirements will apply to new undergraduate students entering Dominican University in the Fall 2011 or later.

Minor Programs

French

Eighteen semester hours beyond FREN 111 . A minimum of one-half the courses in the minor field must be completed at Dominican.

Italian

Eighteen semester hours beyond ITAL 111 . A minimum of one-half the courses in the minor field must be completed at Dominican.

Spanish

Eighteen semester hours beyond SPAN 111 . A minimum of one-half the courses in the minor field must be completed at Dominican.

Corrected Program Requirement

The following program requirements reflect corrections to the material that appeared in the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin.

Major Programs

American Studies

Major Requirements (Thirteen courses)

  • AMST 200 , AMST 411 SOC 110   
  • SOC 110  ;
  • HIST 143  or HIST 144 ;
  • One 200-level English elective;
  • One 300-level English elective taken after AMST 200  and with the consent of the English department;
  • Two courses chosen from Sociology, Geography, or Political Science electives;
  • Two courses chosen from Art History, Philosophy, Theology, and Communication Arts and Sciences electives;
  • One 200-level History elective;
  • One 300-level History elective;
  • One course chosen from all electives

A minimum of twenty hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

Students seeking elementary education certification must choose three courses from either U.S. history or English electives and should take POSC 170  as one of their electives.

History

Major Requirements for Secondary and Middle School Teachers

Thirty-one semester hours in history, including HIST 111  and either HIST 112  or HIST 152 ; HIST 300 ; at least nine semester hours in United States history, including one course dealing with a period before 1877; one course chosen in European history before 1789; one course in modern European history; one course in Latin American, African, or Global history; at least one intensified course taken after HIST 300 .

Additional requirements: ECON 191 , POSC 170 , SOC 110  , and either GEOG 250  or GEOG 320 .    

Discontinued Programs

The following programs are discontinued effective Fall 2011; new undergraduate students entering Dominican University in the Fall 2011 or later may not complete these in fulfillment of degree or certificate requirements.

Discontinued Majors

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Discontinued Minor

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Discontinued Certificate

POST-BACCALAUREATE
PRE-MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY WILL CONTINUE TO ADMIT STUDENTS TO THE POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL PROGRAM AND OFFER THE NECESSARY COURSES AND ADVISING TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR FURTHER STUDY IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES. HOWEVER, DOMINICAN WILL NO LONGER AWARD A POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION OF RECOMMENDED COURSEWORK.

Revised Courses

The following course revisions are effective for the 2011-2012 Academic Year.

CHEMISTRY COURSES (CHEM)

101 INTRODUCTORY GENERAL CHEMISTRY (3,1)


Introductory chemistry course intended primarily for nutrition sciences majors, pre-nursing students, and non-science majors. This course is particularly suited for those who wish to fulfill the general liberal arts requirement in science by increasing their interest in and concern for the relationship of chemistry to life and society. Includes lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hours). Students in degree programs who have not already completed the laboratory must take the lecture and laboratory concurrently; laboratory requires concurrent enrollment in the lecture.

This course will satisfy the natural sciences core area requirement.

Prerequisite: one year HS Algebra.

104 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3,1)


An elementary course which focuses on the role of structure in chemical identity, the reactivity of organic compounds, and the application of reactivity and structure to the understanding of living systems and natural phenomena. Recommended for nutrition sciences and nursing majors. Includes lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hours). Students in degree programs who have not already completed the laboratory must take the lecture and laboratory concurrently; laboratory requires concurrent enrollment in the lecture.

Prerequisite: CHEM 101  or CHEM 120  with a minimum grade of C- 

120 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (3,1)


Fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, stoichiometry, classification of reactions, states of matter, bonding theory, and molecular shape. Intended primarily for science majors and post-baccalaureate pre-medical certification students. Includes lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hours). Students in degree programs who have not already completed the laboratory must take the lecture and laboratory concurrently; laboratory requires concurrent enrollment in the lecture.

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 101  with a minimum grade of C- and mathematics placement beyond MATH 130 

121 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (3,1)


A continuation of CHEM 120  including aqueous solution equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hours) must be completed concurrently.

Prerequisite: CHEM 120  with a minimum grade of C-

253 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (4,1)


An introduction to the study of carbon compounds. Topics include synthesis, structure, stereo-chemistry, reaction mechanisms, and the use of spectroscopy in the study of carbon compounds. Includes lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hours). Students in degree programs who have not already completed the laboratory must take the lecture and laboratory concurrently; laboratory requires concurrent enrollment in the lecture.

Prerequisite: CHEM 121  with a minimum grade of C-

254 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (4,1)


A continuation of CHEM 253  with further studies on synthesis, structure, and reaction of carbon compounds.

Includes lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hours). Students in degree programs who have not already completed the laboratory must take the lecture and laboratory concurrently; laboratory requires concurrent enrollment in the lecture.

Prerequisite: CHEM 253  with a minimum grade of C-

Costs—2011-2012 Academic Year

Tuition covers only a portion of the total cost of study at Dominican University. The donations of alumnae/i, foundations, corporations and other friends of the university help to limit the expenses charged to students while maintaining a high-quality educational program.

Each application should include the $25 non-refundable application fee. Students who are accepted and plan to attend must make a $100 tuition deposit, which can be refunded up until May 1 for the fall semester and until November 1 for the spring semester.

Charges

Tuition (12-18 semester hours)

  Annual 2011-2012 $26,460.00
  Semester 2011-2012 13,230.00

Room and full board

    Annual Semester
  Double $8,270 $4,135
  Single $8,930 $4,465

Part-time students

Tuition per semester hour (1-11)  
  Credit $882.00
  Non-credit (audit) 441.00

High school students taking a college course

  Tuition per semester hour $441

Degree completion students

  ACE (Academic Course Equivalency) $441

Other fees

NEW STUDENT FEE:

  Full-time students $150.00
  Part-time students 25.00

Student fees

  Full-time students per semester $75.00
  Part-time students per course 15.00
     
  Annual Resident Student Association fee 30.00
  Graduation fee 50.00
  NSF check fee 30.00
  Late payment 1% of open balance
  Late registration 25.00
  Payment plan charge (per semester) 45.00
  Deferment fee (per semester) 90.00
  Transcript of credits 5.00
  Processing for International Dominican Affiliate program 250.00
  Parking fee, per sticker, per academic year 50.00-100.00

Course Fees

  Some art courses have lab fees applied, ranging from $ 35.00 to $75.00.
  Music lessons have a lab fee applied of $150.00 per credit hour.

eBills for tuition and other fees are available on-line prior to the beginning of classes for each semester. Payment is due by the first day of class for students who register in advance:

Students who register after the first day of class must pay their tuition or make financial arrangements at the time of registration.

Financial aid awards, with the exception of work awards, are deducted from any amount due. Annual awards are divided equally between the semesters unless the award carries a stipulation to the contrary. International students must pay for the semester charges at the beginning of each semester.

Fall Semester 2011

August 29
First day of classes

September 5
Labor day – No classes

September 6
Last day to drop/add for Fall Semester

September 13
Last day to declare satisfactory/fail grade option

September 27
Last day to declare course intensification option

September 27
Caritas & Veritas Day (class schedule suspended)

October 21-23
Long Weekend (no classes)

November 9
Last day to withdraw from Fall semester courses

November 23-27
Thanksgiving Vacation

December 10
Last day of classes

December 12-17
Final Examination Week

January 14, 2012
Commencement

Spring Semester 2012

January 11
First day of classes (follow class schedule for Monday)

January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No classes

January 19
Last day to drop/add for Fall Semester

January 26
Last day to declare satisfactory/fail grade option

February 9
Last day to declare course intensification option

March 5-11
Mid Semester Vacation

March 22
Last day to withdraw from Spring Semester courses

March 26
Advanced Registration begins for 2012-2013

April 5-8
Easter Vacation

April 27
Last day of classes

April 28
Saturday and Schedule Conflict Final Examinations

April 30–May 3
Final Examination Week

May 5, 2012
Commencement

Summer Semester 2012

May 7
Begin graduation audits for students graduating in August 2012, January 2013, and May 2013

May 14-June 25
SUMMER SESSION I

May 21
Last day to drop/add courses

May 21
Last day to declare satisfactory/fail grade option

May 28
Memorial Day – No classes

June 15
Last day to withdraw from Summer Session I

July 2-August 13
SUMMER SESSION II

July 4
Holiday – No Classes

July 10
Last day to drop/add courses for Summer Session II

July 10
Last day to declare satisfactory/fail grade option

August 3
Last day to withdraw from Summer Session II courses