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    Dominican University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED 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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Apparel Design and Merchandising

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Art and Design

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Art History

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Biology

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Biology-Chemistry

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Black World Studies

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Catholic Studies

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Chemistry

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Communication Arts and Sciences

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Combined Program

Computer Information Systems

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Computer Science

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Criminology

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Combined Program

Digital Cinema

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Engineering

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English

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Environmental Science

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French

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Geography

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Geology

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German

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Health Sciences

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Preparatory Program

History

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Honors Seminars and Courses

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Information Literacy

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Interdisciplinary Courses

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International Relations and Diplomacy

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Italian

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Latino and Latin American Studies

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Liberal Arts and Sciences Seminars

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Mathematics

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Modern Foreign Languages

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Music

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Natural Science

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Neuroscience

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Nursing

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Nutrition Sciences

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Post Baccalaureate Certificate

Occupational Therapy

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Pastoral Ministry

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Philosophy

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Physical Education and Health

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Physics

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Political Science

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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies

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Second Bachelors Degree

Pre-Law

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Psychology

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Partnership Program

Social Justice and Civic Engagement

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Social Media

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Sociology

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Spanish

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Study Abroad

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Study of Women and Gender

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Theatre Arts

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Theology

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Washington Internship Institute

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