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SMC Course Descriptions

 

Loyola Hall, where the college women's dormitory is locatedCOURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Art

ART 111: Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art (3 sem. hrs.)

A survey of the art from prehistoric times, from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, to the Middle Ages in Europe.

ART 112: Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art (3 sem. hrs.)

A survey of the art in the West, from the Renaissance to the contemporary period in Europe and America.

Biology (BIO)

BIO 221: Principles of Biology (4 sem. hrs.)

The basic concepts of biology at the cellular, organismal, and population levels of organization and their application to human and modern society. Three lecture periods and two hours of laboratory per week.

Chemistry (CHE)

CHE 222: College Chemistry (4 sem. hrs.)

A study of the fundamental concepts of general and organic chemistry. Three lecture periods and two hours of laboratory per week.

Communication (CMN)

CMN 331: Public Speaking (1 sem. hr.)

Practice in the effective communication of thought and emotion in public speaking. Development of skills in organization, reasoning, topic analysis, and delivery. Individual performances with evaluations

CMN 332: Persuasion and Argumentation (1 sem. hr.)

An extension of the public speaking course. Development of skills required in persuasive or argumentative speaking situations.

Computers (COM)

COM 111: Introduction to Computers (3 sem. hrs.)

Topics include the origins of computers, data represen-tation and storage, computer architecture, assemblers and compilers, operating systems, word processing, networks, and trends in internet commerce and use.

COM 112: Problem Solving with Computers (3 sem. hrs.)

Finding solutions through applications, projects, and simulations. The tools used include: the operating system, internet resources, spreadsheets, drawing/graphics programs, and databases.

Economics (ECO)

ECO 111: Introductory Economics (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of economics history, the operations of economic institutions, and the formation of economic policies to meet current problems of the domestic and international economy.

Education (EDU)

EDU 111: Foundations of Education (3 sem. hrs.)

An introduction to the aims of education, the history of education in the Western world, and the Catholic philosophy of education.

EDU 112: Educational Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)

An application of the principles of human growth and development to teaching. Requires classroom observation of student behavior.

EDU 211: General Methods of Education (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the operation of basic education programs of the school; an examination of effective teaching methods and classroom management strategies.

EDU 212: Teaching Reading (3 sem. hrs.)

The study of the content, methods, and materials for teaching reading. Students observe reading instruction, serve as teacher aides, and teach directed reading activities.

English (ENG)

ENG 111: English Composition and Grammar (3 sem. hrs.)

A review of principles of correct usage; practice in techniques that result in correct, clear, and effective writing; careful development of essays written to inform, to describe, and to narrate. Students also write an expository research paper.

ENG 112: Critical Reading, Composition, and Grammar (3 sem. hrs.)

Continued review of correct usage; writing argument; writing literary criticisms of exposition; business writing; etiquette in personal writing.

ENG 221: Literature of Western Civilization I (3 sem. hrs.)

A survey of ancient, classical Greek literary masterpieces. All works are studied in translation. Authors include Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

ENG 222: Literature of Western Civilization II (3 sem. hrs.)

A survey of masterworks of Western literature from the first century, B.C. to the Middles Ages. Authors include Virgil, Ovid, early Christian writers, and Dante.

Geography (GEO)

GEO 112: World Geography (3 sem. hrs.)

Overview of geographic concepts and themes which provide background to earth’s physical and human elements and systems. It emphasizes the unique qualities of world regions, and the spatial interaction of people, elements, and regions, as well as global problems and prospects.

Greek (GRE)

GRE 111: Greek I (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the elements of Greek grammar and vocabulary that are found in works from Homer to Christian writers.

GRE 112: Greek II (3 sem. hrs.)

Continued study of Greek grammar and vocabulary with readings from one or more classical authors.

History (HIS)

HIS 111: The Ancient World (3 sem. hrs.)

A Catholic perspective of events from earliest times through the eleventh century; a blend of ecclesiastical and political history.

HIS 112: Medieval and Renaissance World (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the barbarian invasions, the middles ages, the flowering of Catholic culture, and the Renaissance.

HIS 221: Modern World: Protestant Reformation and the French Revolution (3 sem. hrs.)

An investigation of the primary causes, events, and leaders of the Protestant Reformation and the French Revolution; their impact on world history.

HIS 222: Modern World: Twentieth Century (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the events and causes from 1914 that led to the First World War. World War I and its results. The Communist Revolution.

HIS 223: United States History I (3 sem. hrs.)

A survey of American history from the colonial period through 1865. Development of the new nation, the Constitution, territorial expansion, and the Civil War.

HIS 224: United States History II (3 sem. hrs.)

America from the Civil War through the twentieth century, emphasizing urban development, business, immigration, and our country’s role in world affairs.

Modern Languages (LAN)

FRENCH

LAN 111: French I (4 sem. hrs.)

Introduction to conversation, reading, and grammar; includes a view of contemporary culture and social customs in France.

LAN 112: French II (4 sem. hrs.)

Continued study of French grammar. Selected readings of prose and poetry.

LAN 221: Intermediate French I (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar review; oral and written practice, and more intensive reading.

LAN 222: Intermediate French II (3 sem. hrs.)

Development of greater ability in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.

SPANISH

LAN 111: Spanish I (4 sem. hrs.)

Introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on everyday conversation; culture of the Spanish world.

LAN 112: Spanish II (4 sem. hrs.)

Continued study of Spanish grammar, with conversations, readings, and composition.

LAN 221: Intermediate Spanish I (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar review, oral and written practice, and more intensive reading.

LAN 222: Intermediate Spanish II (3 sem. hrs.)

Development of greater ability in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.

GERMAN

LAN 111: German I (4 sem. hrs.)

Presents basic grammatical structures of German along with a broad vocabulary. Students become aware of everyday social relations that differentiate German culture from North American culture.

LAN 112: German II (4 sem. hrs.)

Continued study of German grammar and vocabulary, with skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

LAN 221: Intermediate German I (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar review, oral and written practice, and more intensive reading.

LAN 222: Intermediate German II (3 sem. hrs.)

Development of greater ability in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.

Latin (LAT)

LAT 111: Latin I (3 sem. hrs.)

An intense study of Latin grammar syntax, and vocabulary. Reading of literary passages illustrative of the basic rules.

LAT 112: Latin II (3 sem. hrs.)

A continued study of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Includes readings from elementary level texts.

LAT 211: Latin III (3 sem. hrs.)

Continuation of the study of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, along with readings from Caesar.

LAT 212: Latin IV (3 sem. hrs.)

Review of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, along with readings from elementary level texts.

LAT 223: Patristic Latin I (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar and syntax review. Writings of the Apostolic Fathers are studied, followed by the works of St. Jerome.

LAT 224: Patristic Latin II (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar and syntax review. Readings from the works of St. Ambrose.

LAT 225: Patristic Latin III (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar and syntax review. Reading selections from the works of St. Augustine.

LAT 226: Patristic Latin IV (3 sem. hrs.)

Grammar and syntax review. Selections from the works of St. Gregory.

LAT 241: Classical Latin I (3 sem. hrs.)

Readings in Roman history selected from the works of Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus.

LAT 242: Classical Latin II (3 sem. hrs.)

Readings in the oratory of Cicero, with attention to literary interpretation and social and cultural history.

LAT 243: Classical Latin III (3 sem. hrs.)

Readings in Latin poetry selected from the works of Vergil, Ovid, and Horace.

LAT 244: Classical Latin IV (3 sem. hrs.)

Readings in Roman drama selected from these authors: Terence, Plautus, and Seneca, with attention to theater history and performance.

Mathematics (MAT)

MAT 111: College Algebra (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of topics in mathematics that includes number theory, real numbers, and algebra.

MAT 112: Mathematics Survey (3 sem. hrs.)

Topics selected include set theory, trigonometry, and consumer applications.

MAT 113: Calculus I (3 sem. hrs.)

Mathematics that deals with continuously varying quantities. Basic concepts and techniques of differential and integral calculus.

MAT 114: Calculus II (3 sem. hrs.)

Applications of differentiation. Integration and appli-cations. Logarithmic and exponential functions.

Music (MUS)

MUS 111: Introduction to Music (1 sem. hr.)

Provides the students with a background in the language of music, listening skills, and historical perspectives.

MUS 112: Music History and Appreciation (1 sem. hr.)

A survey of characteristics and styles of music from the Baroque, Classical, and Modern eras.

Philosophy (PHI)

PHI 111: Logic (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the art of defining and reasoning that guides the intellect in the orderly pursuit of truth; provides the students with a tool for precise thinking.

PHI 112: Cosmology and Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)

An introduction to the traditional philosophy of nature; an investigation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ philosophical doctrine of living things, including definitions of life and the soul. Matters pertaining especially to the intellectual soul are examined.

PHI 221: Ethics (3 sem. hrs.)

A study of the concept, sources, and history of ethics, along with consideration of human acts: their ends, their norms, their morality, their properties, and their consequences.

PHI 222: Metaphysics (3 sem. hrs.)

The study of reality in its most general aspects. Answers questions such as: What is being? What are the general types of being? How can there be many beings? What is required in order for there to be change? A quest for first principles that leads to God, the source of all being and of all truth.

Physical Science (PHY)

PHY 221: Introduction to Physical Sciences (4 sem. hrs.)

Examination of fundamental concepts. Topics include motion, force, matter, and heat. Three lecture periods and two hours of laboratory per week.

PHY 222: Physical Sciences II (4 sem. hrs.)

A continued study of the physical sciences that focus on sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and atoms. Three lecture periods and two hours of laboratory per week.

Political Science (POL)

POL 111: United States Government (3 sem. hrs.)

The structure, function, problems, and accomplishments of American government.

Theology (THE)

THE 111: Apologetics I (3 sem. hrs.)

An introduction to dogmatic theology that presents methods of proof and relates apologetics to Faith. Examines proofs of the existence of God and the human soul. Emphasis is placed on the signs of Revelation, on proof of the historical value of the Gospels, and on proofs of the divinity of Christ.

THE 112: Apologetics II (3 sem. hrs.)

Examines the foundation of the Church by Christ; the marks of the true Church; the teaching and governing authority of the Church; Faith; sources of Revelation.

THE 113: Introduction to Sacred Scripture (1 sem. hr.)

An examination of Inspiration, the Canon of the Catholic Church, the Canon of the Old Testament, and the Canon of the New Testament.

THE 114: Patrology (1 sem. hr.)

A study of the Fathers of the Church and their works, beginning with the Apostolic Fathers and ending with St. Augustine.

THE 221: God and His Creation (3 sem. hrs.)

A systematic study of God as He is in Himself, the Divine Essence and attributes, and the Blessed Trinity. Also considered are the purposes and order of creation, the origin of plants, lower animals, man, and the angels.

THE 222: God the Redeemer (3 sem. hrs.)

Major topics include the Incarnation of Christ, the Redemption, grace, and the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell.

THE 223: Liturgy I (1 sem. hr.)

An overall view of the development of the Latin Rite in the course of history of the Catholic Church, from the institution of the Sacraments by Christ and the practices of the Apostles to the present. The notion and importance of sacrifice is stressed. Embellishments of the liturgy as well as attempts to distort it are considered.

THE 224: Liturgy II (1 sem. hr.)

A continuation of Liturgy I. What the lessons of history teach about the importance of the liturgy. How the liturgy ought to develop and what steps can be taken to defend the Faith of the Church of Christ.


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