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    Dominican University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin

Rosary College of Arts and Sciences


Courses of Instruction


Mission

In keeping with Dominican University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world, the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences strives to embody a community of learners seeking truth through free and open inquiry and dialogue with a diverse array of persons, places, texts, objects, ideas, and events, past and present, supportive of each learner’s development, and committed to using our talents to make a positive contribution to the world. We strive to produce graduates of a liberal arts and sciences program who can think critically; communicate ideas well, orally and in writing; and achieve both breadth of understanding across fields and depth of knowledge in one field.

Vision

As a college we are committed to the Vision for Undergraduate Education referenced earlier in this bulletin, which characterizes our work with students as follows:

Steeped in Dominican Ethos, Liberal Learning

 Through Foundations, Breadth, Depth, and Integration

 for Responsible Global Citizenship.

We educate one student at a time in the company of others, each unique yet all distinctly Dominican. In dialogue with a Dominican ethos, our students grow as liberal learners through creative and rigorous study marked by solid foundations, disciplinary breadth and depth, and ongoing integration as they aspire to become ethically responsible global citizens. Each student develops an emerging sense of personal and professional vocation through a variety of means, including thoughtful interaction with courses, professors, and other students, and intensive advising and mentoring. We encourage students to participate in internships, study away (international and domestic), community-based learning, and undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative investigations. Diverse insights coalesce in each student’s distinctive educational trajectory, purpose, and plan, as we inspire students to discern the big picture and name their place within it—to stand somewhere and to stand for something, conscientiously positioned in relationship to the world. 

Dominican ethos describes the distinctive character of our university’s culture. It includes an environment of Caritas et Veritas, in which we contemplate the meaning of existence and strive collaboratively for a more just and humane world. It understands that study is at once contemplative and communal. It unites reflection and dialogue as we collaborate in the search for truth. It enables students to develop a sense of care and responsibility for oneself, one’s community, and the wider creation. It fosters trust, tolerance, mutual accountability, and belonging. Students enter into conversation with a Catholic intellectual tradition that affirms the compatibility of faith and reason, a universe marked by both intelligibility and mystery, the sacredness of all creation, the dignity of every living being, and concern for the common good. They acquire basic knowledge about Christianity in its various dimensions, and how it interacts with secular and other religious beliefs, practices, and worldviews.

Upon graduation, students educated at Dominican University possess character, knowledge, and skills to take informed, ethical action in the world and to influence others for the good.

Curriculum

 

Three overlapping elements make up the curriculum:

  • Core: a sequence of courses that provide the student with secure foundations, breadth of intellectual vision and integration of the undergraduate academic experience;
  • Major: an opportunity to pursue one area of knowledge or discipline in greater depth; and
  • Electives: special forays into that zone of freedom that characterizes liberal learning.

Courses of Instruction

 

American Studies

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Art and Design

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Art History

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Biology

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Other Programs

Biology-Chemistry

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Black World Studies

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Catholic Studies

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Programs

Other Programs

Chemistry

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Other Programs

Communication Arts and Sciences

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Dominican Bachelor/Masters Programs

Other Programs

Computer Information Systems

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Computer Science

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Other Programs

Criminology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Dominican Bachelor/Masters Programs

Other Programs

Digital Cinema

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Undergraduate Minors

Engineering

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

English

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Environmental Science

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

French

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Geography

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Geology

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German

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Health Sciences

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Programs

Other Programs

History

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Honors Seminars and Courses

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Information Literacy

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Interdisciplinary Courses

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Interfaith Studies

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Programs

Undergraduate Minors

International Relations and Diplomacy

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Italian

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Latino and Latin American Studies

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Programs

Undergraduate Minors

Liberal Arts and Sciences Seminars

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Mathematics

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Other Programs

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Programs

Undergraduate Minors

Modern Foreign Languages

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Music

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Natural Science

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Neuroscience

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Occupational Therapy

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Philosophy

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Physical Education and Health

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Physics

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Programs

Other Programs

Political Science

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Pre-Law

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Programs

Undergraduate Minors

Psychology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Minors

Other Programs

Social Justice and Civic Engagement

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Programs

Other Programs

Social Media

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Programs

Other Programs

Sociology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Dominican Bachelor/Masters Programs

Other Programs

Spanish

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Study Abroad

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Study of Women and Gender

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Theatre Arts

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Theology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Other Programs

Translation and Interpretation Studies

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Programs

Other Programs

Washington Internship Institute

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