ANTH 1200 - Introduction to Anthropology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the primary theories, concepts, and methodologies relating to anthropology. The main subfields of cultural anthropology, archeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology are surveyed and their integration is highlighted for a more in-depth understanding of the complexities in modern human societies and behavior.

Attributes: Anthropology Elective, Global Citizenship (CAS), Ignatian Service, Service Learning, Social Science Req (A&S)

ANTH 2200 - Cultural Anthropology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations and methodological approaches of Cultural Anthropology. It focuses on the concept of culture and how it relates to various topics, including ethnicity, language, adaptive strategies, kinship, political systems, gender, and religion. The purpose to the course is to give students a broad perspective on the types of anthropological research and discus how the work of anthropologists is relevant to understanding the human condition.

Attributes: Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies, International Studies-General, Social Science Req (A&S)

ART 2000 - Drawing I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the basic elements in drawing. Line and mass as a means to explore objective and spatial concepts in various media. A lab fee is required. Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ART 2100 - Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction of the basic formal concepts in the two-dimensional arts; line, shape, value, color, texture, and balance as interdependent units. A lab fee is required. Satisfies core requirements in Fine Arts.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ART 2500 - Computer Art I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the computer as an artistic medium. Students develop skill and fluency with graphic software as well as explore the distinct aesthetics of computers. Lectures and research will strengthen students aesthetic vocabulary and deepen their understanding of political and cultural implications of electronic art. A lab fee is required. Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.

Restrictions:

Students in the Madrid, Spain campus may not enroll.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration

ART 2700 - Graphic Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of graphic design. Projects will develop idea generation, problem solving and technical skills. The use of type, image and visual style as components of communication will be introduced. Students will use industry standard software. A lab fee is required.

Restrictions:

Students in the Madrid, Spain campus may not enroll.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration

ARTH 1000 - Approaching the Arts

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Presents an introduction to the world of the visual arts with the goal of developing an understanding of important themes, functions, media, principles of design, and visual characteristics found in art.

Restrictions:

Students in the Madrid, Spain campus may not enroll.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

BIOL 1240 - General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is part of the two-semester Principles of Biology sequence, and is primarily focused on the core concepts of information flow and storage as well as evolution. Students will learn about the chemical and molecular basis of life, cell structure and function, gene structure, expression and heredity, reproduction, development, and evolution. As they learn concepts in biology, students will practice reasoning scientifically about real-world problems and applications.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

BIOL 1245 - Principles of Biology I Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course covers experimental approaches used in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and animal physiology. Students will learn to use scientific instruments and techniques implemented in these fields. Students will propose and test hypotheses, collect and analyze data, represent data visually, and practice written and oral scientific communication skills.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 1240* or BIOL 1931*)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

BIOL 1260 - General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is part of the two-semester Principles of Biology sequence, and is primarily focused on the core concept of transformations of energy and matter in a diversity of biological systems at all levels of organization. Students will learn about the chemical and molecular basis of life, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, metabolism of multicellular organisms, homeostasis, regulation, and energy and matter transfer in ecosystems. As they learn concepts in biology, students will practice reasoning scientifically about real-world problems and applications.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

BIOL 1265 - Principles of Biology II Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course covers the basic experimental approaches used in studying evolution, ecology, and community biology. Students will be taught how to use scientific instruments and laboratory techniques implemented in these fields. Students will learn to propose and test hypotheses and to collect, analyze and present data. In addition, they will gain experience in written and oral scientific communication skills.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1260*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry 1

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Introduction to chemistry: periodic table, elements, nomenclature, atomic structure, chemical bonding, gas laws, chemical reactions. Lecture 3 hours/week. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Prerequisite(s): ((CHEM 1050 with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 1060 with a grade of C- or higher, or Chemistry Placement Waiver with a minimum score of 1050); (SLU Math Index with a minimum score of 950, Math Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1200, MATH 1200, MATH 1320, MATH 1400, MATH 1510, MATH 1520, or SLUMP with a minimum score of 1200); SCHEM with a minimum score of 1110)

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

CHEM 1115 - General Chemistry 1 Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

The laboratory course to complement the first semester of General Chemistry. Laboratory: 3 hours/week. Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Prerequisite(s): ((CHEM 1110* or CHEM 1130*))

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Biochemistry or Chemistry.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry 2

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continuation of Chemistry 1110 covering redox reactions and electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, transition metal chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. Lecture 3 hours/week. Spring and Summer only.

Prerequisite(s): ((CHEM 1110 with a grade of C- or higher or CHEM 1130 with a grade of C- or higher))

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

CHEM 1125 - General Chemistry 2 Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

The lab course to complement CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1140. Students must have completed CHEM 1115 (or its equivalent) with C- or better. Offered spring and summer.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1115 with a grade of C- or higher; (CHEM 1140* with a grade of C- or higher or CHEM 1120* with a grade of C- or higher))

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Biochemistry or Chemistry.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

CHIN 1010 - Communicating In Chinese I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Introduction to basic pronunciation (pinyin), simple sentence structure. Simple oral comprehension and speaking Chinese. Vocabulary items and useful phrases for surviving simple daily life and travel in China.

CHIN 1020 - Communicating In Chinese II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Development of Chinese vocabulary, oral comprehension, fundamentals of Chinese grammar, reading, writing and speaking capabilities. Introduction to Chinese culture.

Prerequisite(s): (CHIN 1010, Chinese Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1010, or LP Chinese Placement with a minimum score of 2)

Attributes: Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

CHIN 2010 - Intermediate Chinese I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Development and refinement of Chinese vocabulary, oral comprehension, fundamentals of Chinese grammar, reading, writing and speaking capabilities. Introduction to Chinese culture and business protocols.

Prerequisite(s): (CHIN 1020, Chinese Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020, or LP Chinese Placement with a minimum score of 3)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS), Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

CHIN 2020 - Intermediate Chinese II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Development and refinement of Chinese language skills by introducing Chinese culture through extensive readings of Chinese literature and history.

Prerequisite(s): (CHIN 2010, Chinese Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 2010, or LP Chinese Placement with a minimum score of 4)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS), Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

CIS 1600 - Introduction to Programming

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer programming. Students learn the steps involved in creating computer programs using the Java programming language and its associated tools. Through exercises, assignments and exams, students are guided in learning the key programming concepts that are drawn primarily from the object-oriented programming paradigm.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 1300

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Students in the Madrid, Spain campus may not enroll.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

CMM 1200 - Public Speaking

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students are introduced to principles of effective public speaking and provided with opportunities to develop public speaking skills. In addition, standards of evaluation for public communication are established for use in evaluating their own and other's public speaking performances.

CMM 2400 - Media and Society

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This introductory course provides students with the background and critical skills necessary for understanding how media work and how they impact our everyday lives. It seeks to give students critical media analytical skills necessary to succeed as professionals, citizens, and members of a community. Satisfies social science requirement for A&S. Cross-listed with ENGL 2650 and FSTD 2060.

Attributes: Film Studies, Social Science Req (A&S)

CSCI 1010 - Introduction to Computer Science: Principles

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A broad survey of the computer science discipline, focusing on the computer's role in representing, storing, manipulating, organizing and communicating information. Topics include hardware, software, algorithms, operating systems, networks.

CSCI 1020 - Introduction to Computer Science: Bioinformatics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to computer programming motivated by the analysis of biological data sets and the modeling of biological systems. Computing concepts to include data representation, control structures, text processing, input and output. Applications to include the representation and analysis of protein and genetic sequences, and the use of available biological data sets.

Attributes: Bio-Chemical Biology Elective

CSCI 1300 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Credit(s): 4 Credits

A rigorous introduction to programming using an object-oriented language, including use of variables, control structures, existing classes and functions and recursion, as well as user-defined functions and classes. Good software development practices will also be established, including issues of design, documentation, and testing.

Prerequisite(s): ((0 Course from CSCI 1010-1090 with a grade of C- or higher, BME 2000 with a grade of C- or higher, CVNG 1500 with a grade of C- or higher, MATH 3850 with a grade of C- or higher, STAT 3850 with a grade of C- or higher, ECE 1001 with a grade of C- or higher, or GIS 4090 with a grade of C- or higher); (MATH 1200 or 0 Course from MATH 1320-4999))

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

EAS 1080 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is a first introduction to the main topics of environmental science, with emphasis on human interactions with the environment. Sustainability is a unifying theme throughout the course. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will inform and guide students’ life-decisions and their impacts on the environment. Topics covered include the scientific process and critical thinking, matter and energy, ecosystem ecology and biomes, evolution, biodiversity, community ecology, human population growth, geologic processes, land resources and agriculture, nonrenewable and renewable energy, water resources and water pollution, air pollution, solid waste generation and disposal, human health risk, conservation of biodiversity, climate alteration and global warming.

Attributes: International Studies, International Studies-Health, Natural Science Req (A&S)

EAS 1081 - Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This is a laboratory to complement EAS 1080, Introduction to Environmental Science. The lab is intended primarily for science, engineering, and other majors with a strong interest in Environmental Science. Topics covered include: matter and energy, evolution, biodiversity, community ecology, human population growth, geologic processes, land resources, agriculture, energy, water, air, solid waste, human health, and climate change.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

EAS 1430 - Introduction to the Solid Earth

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is one of three courses that can be taken independently and that cover the interactions between land, water, air, and life with special emphasis on humans and the environment. EAS 1430 focuses on the solid earth and surface environments; EAS 1450 focuses on the oceans, and EAS 1420 focuses on the atmosphere. All satisfy the Science Core requirement.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

EAS 1435 - Introduction to the Solid Earth Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course covers the interactions between land, water, air, and life with special emphasis on humans and the environment. EAS 1010 focuses on the solid earth and surface environments; EAS 1030 focuses on the oceans and atmosphere. Either course can be taken independently. Satisfies Science Core requirement.

Corequisite(s): EAS 1430

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

EAS 1450 - Introduction to Oceanography

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is one of three courses that can be taken independently and that cover the interactions between land, water, air, and life with special emphasis on humans and the environment. EAS 1430 focuses on the solid earth and surface environments; EAS 1450 focuses on the oceans, and EAS 1420 focuses on the atmosphere. All satisfy the Science Core requirement.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

EDF 2010 - Foundations of Education

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A systematic analysis of how social issues impact schools forcing continual change and reform. Each part of educational system will be analyzed including organization philosophy, environment, management, and assessment. Field experiences are required and structured to focus on early childhood education, elementary education and special education for mild/moderate disorders.

EDF 2240 - Growth Development and Learning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course encompasses stages of growth, development, and learning throughout the human lifespan and the principles of psychology that relate to these stages. The student will study lifespan issues related to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and behavioral aspects of the learner, examining basic research and theories most applicable to human growth. Offered annually.

ENGL 1500 - The Process of Composition

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Develops effective personal and expository prose writing skills, including methods of invention, organization, audience analysis, and style. Focuses on the compositional process.

ENGL 1900 - Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies complex structures of language including its logical and persuasive possibilities. Emphasizes analytical reading, critical thinking, and research methodology skills.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1500, SLUEP with a minimum score of 1900, or SLU English Portfolio with a minimum score of P)

Attributes: Foundations of Discourse (CAS)

ENGL 2020 - Introduction to Literary Study

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to literary texts, including major terms, methods, and concepts.

Prerequisite(s): (English Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1900 or ENGL 1900)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(CAS)

ENGL 2350 - Faith, Doubt and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Faith and Doubt. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - this course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(CAS)

ENGL 2450 - Nature, Ecology & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Nature and Ecology. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(CAS)

ENGL 2550 - Gender, Identity & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Gender and Identity. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing. Cross-listed with WGST 2550.

Attributes: Literature Requirement (A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 2650 - Technology, Media & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Technology and Media. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(CAS)

ENGL 2750 - Film, Culture and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Film and Culture. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(CAS)

ENGL 2850 - Nation, Identity and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of nation and identity. Through reading a wide variety of genres - including drama, fiction, and poetry - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative and reflective writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(CAS)

FREN 1010 - Communicating in French I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Introduction to French language and culture: reading, writing, speaking, listening. The course emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills.

FREN 1020 - Communicating in French II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continuation of FREN 1010. Expansion of oral and written communication skills in areas of immediate needs, personal interests and daily life.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 1010, French Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1010, or LP French Placement with a minimum score of 2)

Attributes: Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

FREN 2010 - Intermediate French Language & Culture

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continued practice in and development of all language skills, enabling the student to function in an increased number of areas. Materials and discussion relating to French culture.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 1020, French Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020, or LP French Placement with a minimum score of 3)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

FREN 2220 - French Culture & Civilization

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS), Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

FRSC 2600 - Survey of Forensic Science

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students learn scientific methodology, its rules and norms, as applied in the biological and chemical analysis of crime and how these methodologies are used to evaluate legal arguments and solve legal issues. They also learn how the technical/scientific analysis articulates with the different components of the legal system.

Attributes: Anthropology Elective, Natural Science Req (A&S), Social Science Req (A&S)

GK 1010 - Reading Greek I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Pronunciation, vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and practice in reading.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective

GK 1020 - Reading Greek II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and practice in reading. Easier Greek authors introduced.

Prerequisite(s): (GK 1010 or Greek Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1010)

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective, Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

GK 2010 - Intermediate Greek Lang & Lit

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Vocabulary; intermediate grammar; more extensive reading in easier authors; selections from more difficult ancient authors.

Prerequisite(s): (GK 1020 or Greek Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020)

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective, Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

GR 1010 - Communicating in German I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Introduction to German language and culture: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis on the acquisition of communicative skills.

GR 1020 - Communicating in German II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continuation of GR 1010. Expansion of all language skills, enabling the student to function in simple situations related to immediate needs, personal interests and daily life.

Prerequisite(s): (GR 1010, German Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1010, or LP German Placement with a minimum score of 2)

Attributes: Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

GR 2010 - Intermediate German: Language & Culture

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continued practice in and development of all language skills, enabling the student to function in an increased number of areas. Materials and discussion relating to German culture.

Prerequisite(s): (GR 1020, German Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020, or LP German Placement with a minimum score of 3)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

HIST 1110 - Origins of the Modern World to 1500

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

An historical approach to understanding the development of the modern world to 1500. The course will examine ancient civilizations, the Hebrews, Greece, Rome, Christianity, Islam, Byzantium, the Middle Ages, The Renaissance, and encounters between cultures and regions of the globe.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-History, History Requirement (CAS)

HIST 1120 - Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

An historical approach to understanding the development of the modern world from 1500 to the present. The course will examine the cross-cultural impact of European expansion, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the Scientific Revolution, absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, nineteenth and twentieth century thought the World Wars, totalitarian and liberation movements, and the challenges of the new global age.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-History, History Requirement (CAS)

ISTD 1100 - Intro to International Studies

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This is an introduction to the literature and themes of International Studies. It emphasizes intercultural awareness, cultural interaction, and problem solving in an international context. Offered every semester.

Attributes: International Studies, Middle East Studies

ISTD 2800 - International Seminar & Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course combines internationally-oriented interdisciplinary seminar-style instruction with a practical international component, such as a short-term study abroad/immersion. The course will emphasize a globalization-related theme or area/regional studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

ISTD 2900 - Intercultural Seminar & Practicum

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course develops and studies “intercultural awareness, cultural interaction, and problem solving in an international context.” International Studies is the interdisciplinary analysis of global processes that shape international trends and lives of human beings throughout the world. This course gives students a chance to further develop awareness of the methods and topics of International Studies through a broad, humanistic socio-political approach that will serve as a foundation for further international studies in numerous fields offered at Saint Louis University. Seminar-style instruction and discussion will be paired with a practicum element taking advantage of the course’s unique format and structure.

Attributes: Film Studies, International Studies

ITAL 1010 - Communicating in Italian I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on acquiring communicative skills.

ITAL 1020 - Communicating in Italian II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Expansion of oral and written communication skills in areas of daily life and personal interest.

Prerequisite(s): (ITAL 1010 or Italian Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1010)

Attributes: Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

ITAL 2010 - Intermediate Italian: Language & Culture

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continued practice in all skills, enabling students. Reading in and discussion of Italian culture.

Prerequisite(s): (ITAL 1020, ITAL 1200, or Italian Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

LATN 1010 - Reading Latin I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Pronunciation, vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and practice in reading. Material includes the first through the fourth declensions; the indicative forms of sum and of the regular verbs; some demonstrative, interrogative, personal, reflexive, possessive, relative, and intensive pronouns.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective

LATN 1020 - Reading Latin II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of first semester material. Vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and practice in reading. New material includes the regular verb, some irregular verbs, the fifth declension, the comparison of adjectives, the formation and comparison of adverbs, numerals, constructions of time and place, subordinate clauses, and uses of the subjunctive.

Prerequisite(s): (LATN 1010 or Latin Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1010)

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective, Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

LATN 2010 - Intermediate Latin: Language & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of material learned during the first two semesters and coverage of remaining grammar; further vocabulary-extensions; extensive practice in reading continuous Latin prose.

Prerequisite(s): (LATN 1020 or Latin Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020)

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective, Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

MATH 1200 - College Algebra

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Brief review of algebraic essentials, graphs, functions and their graphs, linear and quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations. Intended for students needing more preparation before taking MATH 1320 or MATH 1400. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 0250 with a grade of C- or higher, Math Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 0250, MATH 0260 with a grade of C- or higher, or SLUMP with a minimum score of 0260)

Attributes: Mathematics BA Req (A&S)

MATH 1300 - Elementary Statistics with Computers

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Data production and analysis; probability basics, distributions; sampling, estimation with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test; correlation and regression; crosstabulations and chi-square. Students learn to use a statistical package such as R. Credit not given for MATH 1300 and any of the following: STAT 1300 or OPM 2070.

Prerequisite(s): (1 Course from MATH 1200-4999, Math Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1200, or SLUMP with a minimum score of 1400)

Attributes: Bio-Chemical Biology Elective, Mathematics BA Req (A&S)

MATH 1510 - Calculus I

Credit(s): 0 or 4 Credits

Functions; continuity; limits; the derivative; differentiation from graphical, numerical and analytical viewpoints; optimization and modeling; rates and related rates; the definite integral; antiderivatives from graphical, numerical and analytical viewpoints. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): (Math Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1400, MATH 1400 with a grade of C- or higher, or SLUMP with a minimum score of 1510)

Attributes: Mathematics BA Req (A&S), Mathematics BS Req (A&S)

MATH 1520 - Calculus II

Credit(s): 0 or 4 Credits

Symbolic and numerical techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications using the definite integral, sequences and series, power series, Taylor series, differential equations. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): (Math Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1510, MATH 1510 with a grade of C- or higher, AP Calculus AB with a minimum score of 4, or SLUMP with a minimum score of 1520)

Attributes: Mathematics BA Req (A&S), Mathematics BS Req (A&S)

MUSC 1000 - Approaching the Arts: Music

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the appreciation and understanding of the basic elements, genres, and style periods of Western music. Classical and popular styles will be presented; some live concert attendance will be required. Fulfills Fine Arts Core Requirement for non-majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1100 - Music Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introductory course in music notation and the basic building blocks of western musical thought. Includes study of pitches, clefs , key signatures, scales, intervals, rhythms, symbols, terms, and basic harmony. Fulfills the Core Arts requirement for non-majors. If needed, it can serve as a preparatory study of music theory for music majors, but does not count toward the music degree.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1170 - World Music

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introductory course to musical cultures around the world. History, sources, and aesthetic principles in each culture will be examined and compared with western society's Eurocentric styles. Students will learn to identify musical elements and characteristics unique to each culture, and acquire vocabulary for intelligent, respectful discussion of the topics.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies, International Studies-Arts

MUSC 1400 - Lower Division Class Music

Credit(s): 1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 9 credits)

Small group instruction in class voice or instrumental family. An Applied Music Fee is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

PHIL 1050 - Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

This course will focus primarily on the writings of Plato and Aristotle as central figures in that historical period when Western humanity began to use and to develop reason systematically as an instrument for understanding the world and its place in that world. Students will be introduced to the Greek contributions to logic, metaphysics, and ethics.

Attributes: Philosophy Requirement (A&S)

PHYS 1130 - Introduction to Astronomy

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits

Modern concepts of the physical nature of the astronomical universe. Fulfills three credit hours of the general science requirement. For non-science majors; does not apply toward the area of concentration with a major in physics.

Prerequisite(s): (1 Course from MATH 1200-4999, Math Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1200, or SLUMP with a minimum score of 1400)

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

PHYS 1220 - General Physics I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory in mechanics and heat. (Offered every Fall)

Corequisite(s): PHYS 1235

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

PHYS 1235 - General Physics I Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Should be taken concurrently with PHYS 1220. Laboratory topics on mechanics principles of motion, force, energy and waves.

Corequisite(s): PHYS 1220

PHYS 1240 - General Physics II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Lectures, demonstrations and laboratory in electricity, magnetism, wave motion, sound, optics and modern physics. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1220

Corequisite(s): PHYS 1255

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Doisy College Health Sciences college.

Attributes: Natural Science Req (A&S)

PHYS 1255 - General Physics II Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Should be taken concurrently with PHYS 1240. Laboratory on electricity and magnetism principles of fields, circuits and light.

Corequisite(s): PHYS 1240

POLS 1300 - Introduction to Law

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

The purpose of the course is to provide students an introduction to the law and legal principles.The structure of the court system, civil litigation and methods of alternative dispute resolution will be examined. Elements of the following areas of substantive law: torts, contracts, property, trusts and estates, corporations, family law, and criminal law and procedure will be examined.

Attributes: Pol Sci Public Law Elective

POLS 1500 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the logic, method, and theoretical approaches of comparative politics. It examines the institutions of government in various kinds of political systems around the world, particularly liberal democratic systems in advanced industrial countries, post-communist regimes, and new democracies in developing countries. It also investigates the process of political change, particularly modernization, democratization, globalization, state-building, and pressures on welfare state.

Attributes: Social Science Req (A&S)

POLS 1510 - Politics of Developing World

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the domestic politics of developing countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Topics include democracy and authoritarianism, economic development, political conflict, the role of political institutions, and political culture.

Attributes: Global Citizenship (CAS), Global Local Justice-Global, International Studies, International Studies-Economy, International Studies-General, Social Science Req (A&S)

POLS 2100 - The American Constitution

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course explores basic themes in the American Constitution—popular sovereignty, separation of powers, and federalism—and the historical struggles between various government actors over the allocation of political power in the American constitutional system from the Constitutional Convention in 1789 to the recent conflict over terrorism and state power.

Attributes: Social Science Req (A&S)

POLS 2520 - Introduction to African Politics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Study of governments and political processes in Africa. Examines salient themes such as the nature of African traditional heritage; the colonial experience; nationalism and independence; the challenge of nation-building; African political parties; the role of the military and contributions of different theories to the understanding of African politics. Cross-listed with AAM 2520.

Attributes: Foreign Service Political Sci, Global Citizenship (CAS), Global Local Justice-Global, International Studies, International Studies-Africa, Social Science Req (A&S)

POLS 2820 - American Foreign Policy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Assessment of extent of formal and informal influence within the decision-making process exerted by governmental and non-governmental agencies on current U.S. foreign policy. (Offered occasionally.)

Attributes: Foreign Service Political Sci, Social Science Req (A&S)

PST 1900 - Survey of Economics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Analysis of how individuals, firms and nations make choices given limited resources. Determinants of decision making in market economies. The political economy of income, employment, and inflation in the aggregate. The role of government and the Federal Reserve.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Students in the Madrid, Spain campus may not enroll.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

PSY 1010 - General Psychology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, developmental, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge. This course is a prerequisite for all upper division courses.

Attributes: Social Science Req (A&S)

RUSS 1010 - Communicating in Russian I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Students will be introduced to a variety of print, audio, video, and digital resources in order to appreciate the use of Russian in real contexts. They will be able to relate basic personal information, to describe routine activities, to reply in basic phrases to everyday queries, and to respond in a general manner to requests for personal information. The importance of linguistic accuracy and the cultural significance of utterances will be repeatedly emphasized throughout the course as student gain a knowledge of the Russian alphabet, formal/informal greetings, verbal conjugations, and the adjectival and nominal declensions. Lab required.

RUSS 1020 - Communicating in Russian II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Students will be introduced to a variety of print, audio, video, and digital resources in order to appreciate the use of Russian in real contexts. Students will be able to relate novice-level personal information about their living situations, families, studies, professions, shopping, and food preferences. The importance of linguistic accuracy and the cultural significance of utterances will be repeatedly emphasized throughout the course as student gain a novice-level knowledge of the verbal system (including all aspects and tenses), the verbs of motion, and all adjectival and nominal cases. 0 or 3 credit hours. Lab.

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 1010

Attributes: Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

RUSS 2010 - Intermediate Russian: Language and Culture

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Students will be introduced to a variety of print, audio, video, and digital resources to encourage them to reflect on cross-cultural comparisons and a culturally informed use of Russian. Students will be able to manage successfully in sentence-length discourse, at a minimum novice-high level, a range of topics relating to personal interests, including daily routine, hobbies, student life, and family history. They will be developing an ability to comprehend and compose paragraphs related to personal interests at the intermediate level, as they more fully master complex sentence formation and usage as well as temporal expressions. Lab required.

Prerequisite(s): (RUSS 1020 or Russian Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This introductory course emphasizes fundamental concepts in sociology and their application to contemporary society for the purpose of enhancing the students understanding of the world in which they live.

Attributes: Ignatian Service, Service Learning, Social Science Req (A&S)

SOC 1180 - World Geography

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides students with a worldwide overview of the relationship between people and place. Emphasis is given to the relationships among physical geography, environment, population, economy and culture.

Attributes: Anthropology Elective, Foreign Service Elective, Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies, International Studies-Economy, International Studies-Health, Social Science Req (A&S)

SOC 1190 - Cultural Geography

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will familiarize the student with broad themes in cultural geography. Student will begin to think critically about how humans interact with their environments, analyze daily geographies and complete practice based assignments that explore core concepts of cultural geography.

Attributes: Social Science Req (A&S)

SPAN 1010 - Communicating in Spanish I

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Prepares student to operate within areas of immediate needs and simple situations.

SPAN 1020 - Communicating in Spanish II

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continuation of SPAN-1010. Prepares the student to function in simple situations related to personal interests and daily life.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1010

Attributes: Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

SPAN 2010 - Inter Spanish: Lang & Culture

Credit(s): 0 or 3 Credits

Continued practice in all skills. Readings in and discussion of Hispanic Culture.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 1020, Spanish Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020, LP Spanish Placement with a minimum score of 3, or SPAN 1200)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS)

SPAN 2050 - Speaking in Spanish

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 1020 or Spanish Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1020)

Attributes: Foreign Language BA Req (CAS), Foreign Language BS Req (CAS)

SPAN 2240 - Meeting the Other: Hispanic Experience

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Development of cultural awareness and appreciation of the Hispanic experience as presented by its three main representatives: Spain, Latin America and the Hispanic presence in the United States. Taught in English.

Attributes: Urban Poverty - Immigration

THEO 2110 - Old Testament

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Literary and historical study of the Hebrew Bible, its cultural background, main theme, the problems modern thought poses for it, and its permanent significance.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, Middle East Studies, Theology BS Requirement (A&S), Theology Old Testament, Theology-Sacred Texts

THEO 2210 - New Testament

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Books of the New Testament; their formation as literary material, message and meaning for the modern world, and transmission via the community.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, Middle East Studies, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S), Theology New Testament, Theology-Sacred Texts

THEO 2410 - Making Christianity Credible

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of Christian faith by investigating the historical development and interrelation of its main tenets. Attention will be given to how Christian beliefs arise from, and themselves give distinct shape to, Christian practices in the Church and the world.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S)

THEO 2425 - God in Human Experience

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores how humans have understood the notion of God with emphasis on the Christian traditions, the God of Jesus of Nazareth.

THEO 2510 - Christian Ethics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An exploration of Christian character (virtues), principles of decision making, conscience formation, authoritative sources (scripture, tradition, magisterium, etc.) with analysis of issues such as war, capital punishment, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, etc.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: BHS-Theology/Philosophy, Catholic Studies-Theology, Health Care Ethics Minor Elec, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S), Theology-Religious Ethics

THEO 2515 - Social Justice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to engage students in the reality of social injustice while introducing them to the variety of ways in which the Christian tradition responds to this reality. Students will study selections from scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, Christian theologians, and the lives of Christian saints and martyrs. This course fulfills the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. Core requirement by addressing issues of racism, classism, and sexism, and by engaging the works of African American, feminist, womanist, and Latino/a theologians. Students should leave the course with a better understanding of Christian perspectives on social justice that can be applied to their own faith or spirituality, political choices, and way of life.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, International Studies, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S), Theology-Religious Ethics, Urban Poverty - General, Urban Poverty - Social Justice, Women's & Gender Studies

THEO 2530 - Social Injustice/Social Gospel

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The primary goal of this course is to animate SLU’s mission to form leaders who desire to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. It will pursue this goal as a reciprocal learning class (i.e., at least 30 hours of service learning in the community) that examines social injustice in Saint Louis according to the Gospel call of personal conversion and social transformation. Prerequisite: THEO 1000.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: Service Learning, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S), Urban Poverty - Social Justice

THEO 2610 - The Christian Sacraments

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The Sacraments, the Church as ultimate manifestation of Covenant of the People of God, development of sacraments in apostolic community and patristic age, modern sacramental theology.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S)

THEO 2710 - Religions of the World

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the history, belief-systems, practices, and divisions of the world's major religions. It focuses especially on Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Baha'i Faith, and Native American spirituality.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 1000

Attributes: Foreign Service Elective, Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies, International Studies-Arts, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S)

THEO 2820 - Religion and Science

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course examines the history and recent development of three disciplines--cosmology, physics, and biology--to show how religion and science have related to one another in the past and relate to one another in contemporary research and reflection. A final part of the course considers some issues that involve multiple scientific disciplines (e.g., extraterrestrial intelligence, environmentalism, etc.). Credit not given for both THEO 2820 and BIOL 2560 Cross-listed with PHIL 3600.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S)

THEO 2900 - Love and the Human Condition

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A theological exploration of human existence as constituted by love, desire, sin and the yearning for salvation. Through examination of classic texts/themes from the Christian tradition, this course will focus on the complex relationship between human and divine love. Specific topics to be covered include: affectivity, knowledge, freedom, built, friendship, self-sacrifice, and human sexuality.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Theology, Theology BA Requirement (A&S), Theology BS Requirement (A&S)

THR 1000 - Approaching the Arts: Theatre

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Objectives: 1. To examine some public impressions of the role of the arts in American society; 2. To demonstrate to students, through lecture and discussion, some of the key features of a play in performance which critics, fans, and theatre artists have sought in contemporary productions; 3. To introduce some of the students to the standard tasks and procedures brought to hear in play productions; 4.To apply all of these studies to the appreciation of plays by viewing several live productions during the semester. Satisfies the Arts and Science Core Requirement for non-majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

WGST 1900 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines issues concerning women in a variety of disciplines, including the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and art. Special focus given to enabling students to recognize and critically analyze the notion of gender and patterns of gender roles.

Attributes: Global Local Justice-Domestic, Service Learning, Diversity in the US (A&S), Women's & Gender Studies