The Catholic University of America

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Officers of Instruction

Faculty

Lawrence R. Poos, Ph.D.
Dean; Professor of History
Hanna Marks, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of German
Glen M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies; Professor of English
Alyce Ann Bergkamp, M.A., M.M.
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Anca Nemoianu, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Study Abroad Programs
Andrew Abela, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
M. Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Lourdes M. Alvarez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Jon W. Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Diane B. Arnkoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Joy Banks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Aaron Barkatt, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Sandra Barrueco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Gail Beach, M.F.A.
Associate Professor for Professional Practice in Drama
Kiran R. Bhutani, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Maxwell H. Bloomfield III, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor Emeritus of History
Uta-Renate Blumenthal, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Victor M. Bogdan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
August C. Bolino, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Business and Economics
Claudia Bornholdt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of German
James F. Brennan, Ph.D.
Provost of the University; Professor of Psychology
Gregory A. Brewer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Frederick C. Bruhweiler, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Kirk Buckman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Politics
Rev. Harold A. Buetow, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor Emeritus of Education
Diane Bunce, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Ronald S. Calinger, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Ying-Nan Chiu, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Phyllis P. Chock, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Deborah M. Clawson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Lucy M. Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Thomas M. Cohen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History; Curator, Oliveira Lima Library
John J. Convey, Ph.D.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education
Anita G. Cook, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Ann K. Corsi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Dennis Coyle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Hall L. Crannell, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Martha Cruz-Zuniga, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
Bruno M. Damiani, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Charles R. Dechert, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Politics
Rev. George T. Dennis, S.T.L., S.Eccl.D.D.
Professor Emeritus of History
Thomas F. Donahue, Ph.D.
Professor of Drama
E. Catherine Dunn, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of English
Biprodas Dutta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Sherif El-Helaly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Sarah Brown Ferrario, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin
John G. Figura, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor for Professional Practice of Art
Kevin F. Forbes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Richard M. Frank, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Rona Frederick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Rebecca L. M. Fuller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Kerstin T. Gaddy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor for Professional Practice of German
Alexander Giampietro, M.F.A.
Professor Emeritus of Art
Lisa Gitelman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Carol R. Glass, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Paul G. Glenn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Marcie Goeke-Morey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
John E. Golin, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Matthew N. Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Politics
James J. Greene, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Tobias Gregory, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, Ph.D.
Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Joan Tasker Grimbert, Ph.D.
Professor of French
David Guillet, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Rev. Thomas P. Halton, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Greek and Latin
Sandra L. Hanson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Marietta Hedges, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Drama
Nora M. Heimann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art
Jean-Michel Heimonet, Ph.D.
Professor of French
Philip Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Dean R. Hoge, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Jennifer Horne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Barbara J. Howard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
James H. Howard, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Katherine L. Jansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Guangyong Ji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
David A. Jobes, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Margaret Ann Kassen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French and Spanish
Chisup Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Michael C. Kimmage, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Franz Klein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
K. Jon Klein, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Drama
William E. Klingshirn, Ph.D.
Professor of Greek and Latin
Vadim Knyazev, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Lilla Kopár, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Ildiko M. Kovach, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Steven Kraemer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
John A. Kromkowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Jack R. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Alexander Levin, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Guoyang Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Thomas J. Long, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Stefania Lucamante, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Italian
Rev. John E. Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History and Canon Law
Lisa Lynch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Pedro B. Macedo, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Michael Mack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Robert Mahony, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Frank A.C. Mantello, Ph.D.
Professor of Greek and Latin
Kirsten Martin, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
Leopold May, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Laura E. Nym Mayhall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
William J. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Greek and Latin
Stephen J. McKenna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Farzana McRae, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Timothy Meagher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History; University Archivist
Paul H.E. Meijer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Ingrid Merkel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
Nelson H. Minnich, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Church History
Bronislaw Misztal, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Jean Dietz Moss, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of English
Jerry Z. Muller, Ph.D.
Professor of History
J. Michael Mullins, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Agnes Nagy-Rado, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Thomas V. Nakashima, M.F.A.
Professor Emeritus of Art
Roland M. Nardone, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Virgil P. Nemoianu, Ph.D.
William J. Byron, S.J., Professor of Literature
Leonora A. Neville, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
C. Joseph Nuesse, Ph.D., LL.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
James P. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Sister Anne O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of English
Leon Ofman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
John K.C. Oh, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Politics
James P. O'Leary, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Mario A. Ortiz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ian L. Pegg, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Kathleen Perencevich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
John F. Petruccione, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Greek and Latin
John Philip, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Sarah M. Pickert, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Alberto M. Piedra, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Business and Economics
Rev. Raymond H. Potvin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Enrique Pumar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Venigalla B. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Boris Z. Reichstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Lorenzo L. Resca, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
James D. Riley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Mario A. Rojas, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Bruce M. Ross, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Alexander Russo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Claes G. Ryn, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Martin A. Safer, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Reza Saidi, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Parfeny P. Saworotnow, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Stephen Schneck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Merylann J. Schuttloffel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Marc M. Sebrechts, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Joseph M. Sendry, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Caroline R. Sherman., M.A.
Instructor in History
Mona B. Shevlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Peter Shoemaker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Jeffrey Sichel, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
Irene Slagle, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Gary Sloan, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Drama
Daniel I. Sober, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Lawrence Somer, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Owen Stanwood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Rachel Storey, B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Ernest Suarez, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Donald Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Antanas Suziedelis, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Wallace J. Thies, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Joan Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor for Professional Practice of Education
Patrick Tuite, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Drama
Pamela L. Tuma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Herbert M. Überall, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Jamshed Y. Uppal, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Joan B. Urban, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Barry Wagner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Shavaun Wall, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of Education
Rev. William A. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy
David Walsh, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Pamela S. Ward, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of English
Carl W. Werntz, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Stephen A. West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Christopher J. Wheatley, Ph.D.
Professor of English
John K. White, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Gary J. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Drama
John R. Winslow, M.F.A.
Professor Emeritus of Art
Rosemary Winslow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Chad C. Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Stephen K. Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Frank R. Yekovich, Ph.D.
Euphemia Lofton Haynes Professor of Education
James E. Youniss, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Ernest M. Zampelli, Ph.D.
Professor of Business and Economics

Associates of the Faculty

Mohammad Adel-Hadadi, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Arthur Aikin, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Sabine Albersmeier, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Greek and Latin
Boncho Bonev, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Cynthia Brewer, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemistry
Jeffrey Brosius, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Carole W. Brown, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Education
Steven J. Brust, Ph.D.
Visting Assistant Professor of Politics
Ronald Carlson, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Mario E. Cerritelli, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology
Peter C. Chen, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Pamela Clark, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Edward Colbert, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Dana Hurley Crider, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Leonard DeFiore, Ed.D.
Research Assistant Professor and Brother Patrick Ellis Chair of Education
Duilia de Mello, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Lawrence W. Fagg, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
Ralph B. Fiorito, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Michael Goodman, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Natchimuthukonar Gopalswamy, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Pamela M. Greenwood, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Psychology
Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Jasper Ingersoll, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology
Rosina Iping, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Stuart Jordan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Shrikanth Kanekal, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Gunther Kletetschka, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Glabys Vieira Kober, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Yoji Kondo, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Maxim Kramar, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Vladimir Krasnopolsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
Alexander Kutepov, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Alejandro Lara-Sanchez, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Sandra R. Leavitt, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
Mark J. Leson, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Semitics
James Loewen, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Allen Lunsford, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Walter M. Madigosky, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
James McAteer, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Donald J. Michels, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
Ryan Milligan, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Robert K. Mohr, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Thomas Moran, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Isabelle Müller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics
Norman F. Ness, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Krister Nielson, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
James T. O'Brien, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
Vladimir Osherovich, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Anthony Pogorelc, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Charles R. Proffitt, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Lutz Rastaetter, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Nelson Reginald, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Michael Reiner, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Raffaele Resta, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Eugenia Robinson, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Thomas W. Seed, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
Robin Selinger, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Malgorzata Selwa, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Leszek J. Sibilski, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Jack Singal, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Myron A. Smith, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Sandra Smith, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Education
Andrea Sobel, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate, Education
Orville Chris St. Cyr, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Johannes Staguhn, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Richard Starr, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Guillermo Stenborg, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
David Steyert, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Janet A. Timbie, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Cheryl Y. Trepagnier, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Psychology
Ekaterina Verner, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Glen M. Wahlgren, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Gerald Williger, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Hong Xie, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Seiji Yashiro, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics

Objectives

By vocation, the Universitas magistrorum et scholarium is dedicated to research, to teaching and to the education of students who freely associate with their teachers in a common love of knowledge. With every other University it shares that gaudium de veritate, so precious to Saint Augustine, which is that joy of searching for, discovering and communicating truth in every field of knowledge. A Catholic University's privileged task is "to unite existentially by intellectual effort two orders of reality that too frequently tend to be placed in opposition as though they were antithetical: the search for truth, and the certainty of already knowing the fount of truth."

-Ex Corde Ecclesiae

 

We who are dedicated to teaching and learning in the School of Arts and Sciences at The Catholic University of America share some simple convictions.

We believe that despite the increasing complexities of a globalizing world, the traditional core of humanities, arts, social sciences and natural sciences still provides the best educational launching pad for our undergraduates, and still constitutes the most dynamic, most essential core of higher research. We maintain that our Catholic mission and identity enable us to marry reason and faith in a way that enriches every discipline. We are convinced that the best teachers are the best researchers, and we seek to attract and retain the best faculty dedicated to primary research as well as graduate and undergraduate teaching. We know from experience that our location in the nation's capital allows us to offer students a stunning array of cultural experiences, work, research and internship opportunities, and quality of life.

By far the biggest school at CUA, arts and sciences currently enrolls more than 1,800 undergraduates and nearly 600 graduate students. The school encompasses 18 departments and several more nondepartmental programs, with a regular faculty of more than 165. We currently list almost 60 undergraduate majors and approximately 70 graduate degree programs.

Administration

In 1975, the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences were combined to form the present School of Arts and Sciences.

The Academic Council, composed of the heads of departments with the dean as chair, is the standing committee of the faculty, with the primary responsibility for the administration of the school. The Academic Council operates under the supervision of the chancellor, president, provost and dean. Its recommendations are made to these and other proper authorities, as well as to the faculty. Such recommendations include, among others, the approval of candidates for degrees. The faculty is represented, proportionally to its size, along with the other schools of the university, in the Academic Senate, a combined administration-faculty body having primary responsibility for academic policies and procedures, and in the graduate and undergraduate boards, faculty committees, which oversee university-wide academic matters.

Degree programs within the school are provided through the various departments of instruction.


Department of Anthropology

Professors Jon W. Anderson, Chair; Lucy M. Cohen; David Guillet; Anita Cook
Assistant Professor Marilyn Merritt
Faculty Associates Jasper Ingersoll; Eugenia Robinson
Lecturers David T. Clark; Patricia S. Maloof; Tadeusz Mich; Raul Sanchez Molina; Sandra Scham

Anthropology is the study of human biological and cultural similarities and differences throughout the last four million years. Anthropologists usually gather information on people where they live or have lived, at an archaeological site, a village or an urban metropolis. The aim of this research, however, is not merely to understand a single present or past way of life but to compare it with others separated in space and time in order to find regularities. Students in anthropology acquire a broad perspective for understanding people with diverse ways of life, including our own. The department offers programs leading to the M.A. degree in cultural and archaeological anthropology. One of the older departments in the country, it prepares students for teaching and research or for applying anthropological expertise outside academia, in international relations government, migration studies and other innovative fields. One such program is the sequence in applied anthropology in health, culture and society.

Requirements and Prerequisites

Results of the Graduate Record Examination must be submitted by all applicants. M.A. students must take at least one theory, one area, one methodology, and one specialty course. The minimum requirement for the M.A. is 30 graduate semester hours of credit, three of which must be in guided research. In addition to the thesis option, a nonthesis option is available at the M.A. level. In consultation with their advisers, students may take courses for credit through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Satisfactory performance in coursework must be maintained to continue in the M.A. program. One F or two C grades are cause for review and termination.

Students may be required to repeat a course in which they receive a C and must repeat a course in which they receive an F. M.A. candidates are expected to have a general competence in one area of the world and familiarity with one or more subfields, such as medical anthropology, cultural analysis, ecological or economic anthropology, or archaeology. The deadline for receipt of graduate application, transcripts, test scores and recommendations is May 1 for September registration and Nov. 15 for January registration.

Assistantships and Policy

The department offers teaching assistantships and research assistantships to a limited number of students. The Cooper-Herzfeld Anthropological Society is an association of graduate and undergraduate anthropology students.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

ANTH Course Title
501 Introduction to Anthropology Lecture
505 Applied Anthropology Seminar
506 Applied Archaeology Lecture
508 Anthropology and Salvadoran Migration: Ethnography and Policy Lecture
518 Andean Symbolism and Iconography Lecture
520 Eastern North American Archaeology Lecture
560 Method and Theory in Archaeology Lecture
580 Selected Topics in Area Studies Directed Reading
590 Ethnohistory Lecture
600 Anthropological Perspectives Seminar
601 Research Design and Conduct Seminar
608 Anthropology and Salvadoran Migration: Ethnography and Policy Seminar
613 Ecological Anthropology Seminar
614 Political Ecology of Agriculture
616 Globalization Seminar
617 Migrants and Refugees Seminar
618 Environmental Degradation Seminar
622 Early States and Empires Seminar
624 Archaeology of Settlements and Landscapes Seminar
636 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
639 Anthropology of Gender Seminar
640 Ethnicity Seminar
642 Ethnopsychology Seminar
650 Political Anthropology Seminar
654 South American Archaeology Seminar
655 Latinos and Latinas in the United States Seminar
659 Prehistoric Art and Architecture Seminar
660 Anthropology of Religion Seminar
664 Incas Seminar
666 Ethnography of the United States Seminar
671 Cultural Analysis Seminar
680 Social Anthropology of Latin America Seminar
690 Middle East Seminar
707 Applied Anthropology in the Ministry
717 Migration, Culture and Health Seminar
720 Problems in Medical Anthropology Seminar
741 Health, Society and Culture Lecture
744 Colloquium: Current Trends in Applied Anthropology Seminar
793 Student-Faculty Research
794 Student-Faculty Research
795 Student-Faculty Research
796 Student-Faculty Research
797 Student-Faculty Research
798 Student-Faculty Research
875 Supervised Teaching
881 Special Projects Independent Study
882 Special Projects Seminar
887 Dissertation Seminar Seminar
995 Thesis-Masters Thesis Research
996 Thesis-Research Thesis Research
997 Dissertation-Doctoral Dissertation Guidance


Department of Art


Professors Emeriti Alexander Giampietro; John R. Winslow; Thomas Nakashima
Associate Professor Nora M. Heimann
Assistant Professor John G. Figura, Acting Chair
Lecturers Jeffrey Andrews; Rob Barnard; Matthew Barrick; John Carmody; Mary Frank; Frances Gage; David Gariff; Kurt Godwin; Candace Keegan; Kevin Mitchell; Manuel Navarrete; Giancarla Periti; Gary Pierpoint; Erik Sandberg

The Department of Art is not admitting students to the graduate degree programs for the 2007-2008 academic year. The department does offer courses in the areas of art history and studio art for graduate credit. A low student-to-faculty ratio ensures the students receive individual attention in every class. A student who wishes to take graduate courses in the Department of Art, either for credit or as an auditor, may apply for admission as a special student.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

ART Course Title
508 Drawing and Painting
528 Ceramics
533 Wstrn Medieval Art & Architect
566 The Allure of Egypt
571 Advanced Ceramics
572 Advanced Ceramics
585 Methods & Concepts: Art Ed
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
598 Internship
619 Renaissance Art
620 Baroque Art
621 Venetian Renaissance Art
623 Nineteenth Century Art
624 Realism and Impressionism
626 American Art and Culture
631 Mod.Art:Post-Impr.(1880s-1945)
632 Contemporary Art- 1945 to Pres
640 Women in Art
651 Graduate Seminar
655 Art of the Renaissance
665 Selected Topics-18th,19th & 20th Century
667 Van Gogh & His Circle
668 Michelangelo:Pntr,Sculptr,Arch
670 Slctd Prblms Chinese & Jap.Art
671 Graduate Ceramics
672 Graduate Ceramics
673 Virtues and Vices
681 Graduate Figure Painting&Drwng
682 Graduate Figure Painting&Drwng
711 Graduate Painting
712 Graduate Painting
720 Art and Critical Theory
721 Graduate Sculpture
722 Graduate Sculpture
746 Graduate Painting
747 Advanced Studio Problems
748 Advanced Studio Problems
749 Advanced Studio Problems
750 Advanced Studio Problems
751 Art in the Museums
753 Advanced Studio Problems
754 Advanced Studio Problems
755 Advanced Studio Problems
756 Advanced Studio Problems
761 Advanced Research Problems
762 Advanced Research Problems
995 Master's Thesis Guidance
996 Master's Thesis Guidance


Department of Biology

Professors John E. Golin; James J. Greene; J. Michael Mullins; Venigalla B. Rao, Chair
Professor Emeritus Roland M. Nardone
Associate Professors Ann K. Corsi; Barbara J. Howard; Guangyong Ji
Assistant Professor Pamela L. Tuma
Adjunct Associate Professor Mario E. Cerritelli
Assistant to the Chair and Premedical Coordinator Marion B. Ficke
Lecturer Lori Estes

The Department of Biology offers Master of Science, M.S., and Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., degrees in biology, with emphasis in cell and microbial biology. The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are also offered in clinical laboratory science. When applying for admission, please indicate the preferred program.

The purpose of the M.S. and Ph.D. program in biology is to prepare students for teaching, research and administrative careers in the biological or the biomedical sciences. Courses in this program provide a foundation in biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and virology. In addition, presentations and participation in a graduate seminar program prepare students to be effective teachers and communicators. All graduate students accepted in the doctoral program are required to do some teaching during graduate training. To fulfill thesis requirements, a student performs experimental research under the tutelage of the faculty. Fields of research concentration currently include cellular response to weak electromagnetic fields, genetic analysis of multiple drug resistance, mechanisms of DNA packaging in bacteriophages and viruses, molecular biology of cancer and metastasis, regulation of gene expression during muscle development and membrane trafficking in polarized epithelial cells and bacterial pathogenesis.

Standard prerequisites for graduate work in biology include two years of chemistry, two years of biology (including biochemistry and microbiology), one year of physics and one year of calculus. A student admitted to the department with a deficiency takes the required courses during the first year of graduate work. Applicants must include results of the Graduate Record Examination, including the advanced test in biology.

The purpose of the Ph.D. program in clinical laboratory science is to prepare individuals to assume positions as directors of clinical laboratories, as researchers, or as faculty of medical technology programs. Students first receive a broad background in basic sciences, biomolecular sciences and clinical laboratory sciences, and then proceed to specialize in clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology or clinical immunology. Students may complete their dissertation research in the Department of Biology at The Catholic University of America or at one of the affiliated hospitals or research institutions. After receiving a broad science background, as described above, students in the M.S. program specialize in education, laboratory management or research. Applicants must submit results of the Graduate Record Examination and scores of a medical technology certification examination.

The School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Biology offer a joint master's program. (Contact the Department of Biology for further details.)

The Center for Advanced Training in Cell and Molecular Biology has been established in the Department of Biology as a national center to provide expert training for scientists and technicians. Its primary emphasis is on lecture/laboratory programs which focus on new biomedically related concepts and technologies.

The Department of Biology accepts both full-time and part-time graduate students. In addition to the thesis options described above, a non-thesis option is available at the M.S. level. Applications from women and minority students are encouraged for all programs. Financial aid is available as university scholarships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

BIOL Course Title
518 Physiology
538 Gene Organization and Expression
540 Mechanisms of Gene Mutation and Transmission
549 General Microbiology
554 Biological Chemistry
556 Biological Chemistry Laboratory
559 Cell Structure and Function
560 Emerging Infectious Diseases
563 Developmental Biology
565 Model Organisms and Human Disease
566 Immunology
569 Immunology (Summer Sessions Only)
571 Immunopathology
574 Virology
577 Research Problems in Biology I
578 Research Problems-Biology II
584 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
586 Molecular Genetics and Recombinant DNA Methodology
596 Bioinformatics
598 Membrane Trafficking and Disease
599 Signal Transduction and Membranes
703 Seminar
704 Seminar
707 Pharmacology
713 Microbiology Seminar I
714 Microbiology Seminar II
721 Methods of Clinical Immunology
725 Methods-Biological Research Lab
727 Methods-Biological Research
751 Immunopathology/Immunodiagnosis
765 Research Topics in Biology I
766 Research Topics in Biology II
771 Research Problems in Biology I
772 Research Problems in Biology II
774 Comparative Metabolism
777 Cell Biology Seminar I
778 Cell Biology Seminar II
790 Current Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Department of Business and Economics


Professor Ernest M. Zampelli
Professors Emeriti August C. Bolino; Alberto M. Piedra
Associate Professors M. Sophia Aguirre; Kevin F. Forbes, Chair; Reza Saidi; Jamshed Y. Uppal
Assistant Professors Andrew Abela; Martha Cruz-Zuniga; Kwok W. Leung; Kirsten Martin
Advising Coordinator> Jean-Claude Léon
Distinguished Lecturer Raymond J. Wyrsch
Senior Lecturer Alan Goodman
Lecturers Don George; Eric Graber; Ziaeddin Mafaher; Margaret McGuire; V. R. Nemani; Paul Radich; Amy Stone; Sharon Virga

In conjunction with the Department of Politics, the Department of Business and Economics offers a master's degree in international political economy. This interdisciplinary program offers prospective graduate students a carefully designed combination of theoretical training and exposure to outstanding policy issues. Individuals professionally involved in aspects of international economic relations-international business, finance, banking, and government service-will find such a program of particular career interest. The minimum number of semester hours of graduate credit to be earned by degree candidates is 36. In keeping with the objectives of the university, the department incorporates into its curriculum, wherever appropriate, values and insights that derive from its Christian heritage.

General Departmental Requirements

Students admitted to the program are bound by university and departmental regulations specified in these Announcements as well as by any additional regulations approved by the university or department subsequent to the publication of these Announcements. Before regular admission can be granted, the student must take the GRE or the GMAT. Any student with deficiencies in undergraduate prerequisites or deficiencies indicated from results of a placement examination must remedy the deficiencies by taking appropriate prerequisite coursework for which no credit toward graduate degree requirements will be given. Students are required to obtain a grade of B- or better in all required courses as specified by the department. Under certain circumstances, a student who earns a grade less than a B- in a course may retake the course. The department will review the continuance in any program of students who have accumulated two grades of less than B-. Students must complete all required courses before the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination. A student who twice fails the comprehensive examination will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Program in International Political Economics


Undergraduate Requirements

A minimum of 27 semester hours of undergraduate credits in the following fields: economics (15), including intermediate micro- and macroeconomic theory; two semesters of statistics; politics (12), including American government and comparative politics. Two semesters of calculus are also recommended.

Coursework

Required courses (24 credits)
Economics (12) ECON 662, Graduate Statistics (3); ECON 580, Economics of International Trade; ECON 581, Economics of International Finance; ECON 582, Economic Integration Movements; or ECON 540, Economics of Development.
Politics (12) POL 606, Graduate Introduction to International Affairs (3); POL 607, Graduate Introduction to Comparative Politics (3); POL 583, Comparative Political Development (3); seminar from approved list of seminars (3).
Area of Specialization (six credits)
Politics (6) POL 537, Political Economy and International Politics (3); POL 538, Topics in International Political Economy (3).
Electives (six credits)
Economics (6) The student will be required to take two electives in economics. The courses offered are meant to give the student a broad range of choices. A student wishing to pursue more advanced economic theory may wish to choose from ECON 711, Advanced Microeconomic Theory I (3); ECON 712, Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I (3); ECON 721, Advanced Microeconomic Theory II (3); ECON 722, Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II (3). Other courses that may be taken as electives include ECON 501, Ethics in Economics and the Social Responsibility of Business (3); ECON 540, Economics of Development (3); ECON 582, Economic Integration Movements (3); MGT 590, International Business (3); and ECON 563, Econometric Models (3).

Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Science

This certification should be completed during the first year of coursework. It is obtained by the successful completion of a computer science course or an equivalent course that has been approved by the department (MGT 568, Microcomputer Applications in Business, is highly recommended) or by the equivalent practical work with computers, which is so evaluated by the department. The course in computer science or the equivalent course is not part of the 36 minimum credit hours necessary for the M.A. in International Political Economics.

Comprehensive Examination

Students must complete all required courses (see Required Courses section, above) before the semester in which they will take the comprehensive examinations. Students are required to pass a comprehensive examination demonstrating in two three-hour examinations mastery of (1) economics and (2) political aspects of international economics.

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Business and Economics does not admit new students at this time.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

ECON Course Title
540 Economics of Development
563 Econometric Models
580 International Economics
581 International Finance
582 Economic Integration Movements
662 Graduate Statistics
711 Advanced Microeconomic Theory I
712 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I
721 Advanced Microeconomic Theory II
722 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II


Department of Chemistry

Professors Aaron Barkatt; Diane Bunce; Ildiko M. Kovach; Irene Slagle
Professors Emeriti Leopold May; Ying-Nan Chiu
Associate Professors Gregory Brewer, Chair; Vadim Knyazev
Adjunct Associate Professor Cynthia Brewer

The Department of Chemistry is not admitting students to the graduate degree program for the 2007-2008 academic year, except for master's students in chemical education.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

CHEM Course Title
501 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
502 Bioinorganic Chemistry
503 Survey of Organic Reactions
504 Mechanistic Chemistry
508 Instr Analysis & Chem Spectros
518 Chemical Instrumentation Lab
525 Synthetic Organic Chemistry I
526 Synthetic Organic Chemistry II
530 Chemical Thermodynamics
532 Symtry&Chem Bond-Slds&Srfcs
534 Chem Kinetics & Dynamics
535 Intro Quantum Chemistry
536 Adv Quantum Chemistry
538 Into to Environmental Eng.
540 Chemistry of Materials
542 Environmental Chemistry Lab
545 Molecular Modeling&Comp Chem
571 Biochemistry I (4)
571 General Biochemistry II
572 Biochemistry II (4)
591 Research Seminar
592 Research Seminar
593 Readings in Chemical Education
596 Biochemical Techniques
703 Solution Dynamics Bioorgan.Rea
725 Special Topics Org.Chemistry
726 Special Topics Org.Chemistry
731 Advanced Tpcs Phys.&Inorg.Chem
737 Chem Educ Research:Theory
765 Research Topics in Chemistry
766 Research Topics In Chemistry
767 Research Problems in Chemistry
768 Research Problems in Chemistry
791 Advanced Research Seminar
792 Literature Seminar
793 Advanced Research Seminar
794 Advanced Research Seminar
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Program in Comparative Literature
Program Director
Joseph M. Sendry, English

Administration of the Program

The comparative literature program is administered by the Interdepartmental Committee on General and Comparative Literature Studies. The committee comprises the professor of comparative literature, the director of the comparative literature program and the chairs of the departments of modern languages, English, Greek and Latin, and Semitic and Egyptian languages and literatures, with additional members from participating departments as deemed advisable.

Purpose of the Program

The program is designed (1) to train students in the general problems of literary history, theory and criticism; (2) to provide them with the historical and critical perspectives needed for comparative studies; and (3) to introduce them to the tools and methods needed for professional work in the field.

Prerequisites

To be accepted as a degree candidate in the program, a student should have training in at least two languages and literatures, with a preparation in one of them equivalent to an undergraduate major.

Course Offerings

In addition to courses of a specifically comparative nature, students have a range of offerings (including courses in genres, periods and individual authors) available to them in the participating departments. Such courses normally deal with one national literature. Through independent study and in consultation with their professors and with the director of the comparative literature program, students are expected to establish comparative relationships among national literatures. Students with interdisciplinary interests are permitted to take selected courses in areas such as the arts, music, politics, science, religion and other fields. Before applying to the program, prospective students are advised to consult the director as to the availability of offerings in the national literatures and subject areas in which they are interested.

Individual Programs

After the student has chosen a major field from those offered at The Catholic University of America (in classical, medieval European or modern Western literatures), a program, planned in consultation with the director of the program and the student's professors, will be arranged. It will include both "vertical" (diachronical) and "horizontal" (synchronical) components-courses, for example, on chronological developments in two or more literatures, such as the study of romanticism as an international movement. Students may also take advantage of courses available through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area in order to supplement those offered at this university. In planning a program that also will prepare for the comprehensives, it is suggested that candidates make an early choice of a period or genre in the national literatures that are the subject of their study.

Course Requirements

At the first opportunity, students are required to take 701, Proseminar: Introduction to the Comparative Study of Literature; and 702, Proseminar: Modern Critical Movements.

Thirty semester credit hours are required for the M.A., distributed as follows: 12 hours in the major literature, six hours in the second literature, six hours in 701 and 702, and six hours in research guidance for M.A. with thesis. Two additional seminars (three semester credit hours each) may be substituted for the thesis. These are to be approved by the director and completed with a grade of B or better. (See Thesis section, below.)

Students are expected to maintain a minimum B level or B- in all their courses. Students who receive two course grades of C+ or below are subject to dismissal from the program.

Language Requirements

Comparative literature students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the languages of the literatures that are the topic of their study; besides their own first language, they must be proficient in at least one foreign language for the M.A. Ordinarily, comparative literature students will demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages by acceptable performance (a grade of B- or above) in two courses taken at the graduate level where works are studied in the original tongue. In cases where a university language requirement must be satisfied in a language other than those of the national literatures chosen for the program, that requirement may be fulfilled by means of a standardized test or an appropriate language course, as described in these Announcements in the introductory section relating to General Requirements for Graduate Study.

The programs of some students (e.g., those in medieval literature and in certain areas of Renaissance literature) may, in addition to the vernaculars involved in the study of their major and minor fields, require a reading knowledge of Latin. Determination of the applicability of this rule will be made in individual cases by the director of the comparative literature program. Such knowledge may be established by an examination administered by the Department of Greek and Latin or by a course in Latin given by the same department and approved by the director of the comparative literature program.

Comprehensive Examinations

M.A. comprehensives consist of two parts, which are taken separately: (1) methodology (three hours) and (2) either a period or a genre (or motif) in two literatures (four hours). Majors in Greek and Latin will take the examination in methodology and comparable sections of the departmental M.A. comprehensive.

Early in their programs, comparative literature students should consult with the director of the program to determine areas in which they will be examined and to plan the coursework and readings needed as preparation. No later than the beginning of the semester in which the comprehensive, or part thereof, is to be taken, they should notify the director of their intention to present themselves for the examination and should then confirm details of its administration.

Thesis

The thesis for the M.A. normally treats some aspect of the literature of the period of the candidate's major concentration. It should examine historical interrelations or structural comparison or theoretical problems involving works selected from two or more national literatures. The M.A. thesis is commonly replaced by two three-hour seminars (over and above the 24 required semester credit hours of coursework) approved by the director and completed with a grade of B or higher.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

CLIT Course Title
525 Image, Myth, and Democracy
530 Literary Criticism & Religion
535 The Romance of King Arthur
606 Shahrazad's Legacy:Mdvl Story
607 Medieval Women Writers
609 Drama in Medieval Europe
660 Holocaust in Euro Film/Fiction
661 Fictionalizing the City
670 Mod Demo fr Tocq to Sep 11
678 Scott and the Historical Novel
685 The European Bildungsroman
688 Eur Background of Amer Realism
696 Women in 20th C Autobio&Fictn
701 Prosem: Intro to Comp Lit
702 Prosem: Mod Critical Movements
761 Lit.Modern.Enlightmnt.20th Cen
763 The Modern Crisis in Film&Lit
765 Modernity & its Discontents
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters


Department of Drama
Web site: http://drama.cua.edu


Professor Thomas F. Donahue
Professor Emeritus Gary J. Williams
Associate Professors Gail Beach, Chair; Gary Sloan; Jeffrey Sichel
Assistant Professors Marietta Hedges; K. Jon Klein; Patrick Tuite, Associate Chair
Lecturers Susan Cohen, Dody DiSanto, Melissa Flaim, Rosalind Flynn, Robb Hunter, Paul Morella, Thomas Morra; Sybil Roberts; Christopher Swanson, Paata Tsikurishvili

The Department of Drama offers the B.A., an M.A. Program in Theater History and Criticism, an M.A. Program in Theater Education and M.F.A. programs in acting, directing and playwriting. For a packet of detailed information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

M.F.A. Programs

The graduate theater programs at The Catholic University of America are designed on the premise that theater is a fundamental cultural necessity that is enriched by, and enriches, the community in which it is located. We believe that theater is a common ground for cultural discourse and that it is incumbent upon theater artists to use their voices responsibly. We strive to understand why theater is an essential art, asking what we can achieve in theater that cannot be achieved in other art forms. We challenge ourselves to recognize that by its nature performance is an innately spiritual act. We offer the training and experiences necessary for students to develop an imaginative creative process and disciplined personal expression in the theater. All of our endeavors are informed by a thorough knowledge of theater history and theory along with a critical understanding of the world canon of drama. We engage professional artists from the local, national and international theater community to support our mission and aid our students as they transition into the field.

These programs entail the following: Acting-73 course credit hours for actors, with 2 practicum credit hours; Directing-Between 68 and 71 credit hours and required practicums as indicated on the program tracking sheet; Playwriting-60 credit hours plus 12 practicum credits. There is no tuition charge for practicum credit hours. Normally, students should enter the program in the first, or fall, semester.

In the first two years, students are expected to enroll full time, with actors and directors taking 15 credit hours minimum each semester and playwrights taking 12 hours each semester. Students should expect to devote full time to the program, which entails rehearsal preparations for studio courses, readings and written work for critical studies courses, and practicum work.

In the third year, acting, directing and playwriting students enroll in five to eight credit hours each semester (paying part-time tuition), depending on their tracks. M.F.A. students satisfy the comprehensive examination requirements by essays on questions from the faculty related to their projects in their final year. All students are expected to make their work in their program courses, practicums and department productions their first priorities. Outside professional theater work by students while enrolled must be approved in advance by the student's program director(s) and by the department chair.

Acting

The M.F.A. Acting Program is designed to coincide with the three-year directing and playwriting tracks. Actors work sequentially through levels of studio courses designed to develop their imaginative and intellectual performance abilities and skills.

First year courses focus on the actor's self awareness-on the actor's instrument and tools: the body and voice, the senses and feelings, strengthening their confidence of impulse, sense of play and exploring personal resources through various acting approaches. Special attention is given to improvisation and contemporary material.

In the second year courses actors concentrate on "character"-the process of transformation and performing with progressive emphasis on creating a world from classical and modern texts. Particular focus is put on the discovery of the play's action, character development, stage combat, language demands and analysis of more complex literary material from classic and experimental origins.

Actors are required to audition for and play as cast in all department productions and are required to serve on one production crew.

Third-year actors focus on living playwrights, dialects, a monograph performance, auditioning, theater as a business and professional jobs and/or internships. Third-year actors will be eligible to audition for professional opportunities in the D.C. theater community depending on university casting and/or assistantships. Actors prepare scenes and monologues for their final graduate acting project, a New York and/or Washington, D.C. showcase that helps them transition into their professional careers.

Directing

In The M.F.A. Directing Program we emphasize a collaborative approach to theater within an interdisciplinary context. We strive to give directing students the ability to work across a wide variety of genres, with a distinct voice and passion, as thinking, caring, professional theater artists.

Over the course of their three years of study at CUA, directing students will be challenged to evolve their dramatic imaginations. They will explore the role of the director as interpreter and auteur. They will learn about style, develop the ability to work with classical texts, engage in new play development, have exposure to non-Western theatrical styles, participate in varying modes of play creation, explore the interaction between music and theater (including the direction of opera), confront issues of language and translation, engage in intercultural theater projects, explore scenography and develop their choreographic sense. They will be exposed to various modes of performance-oriented theater including site-specific theater, performance poetry, collage, metatheater and forms of deconstruction.

As part of this program, directing students are expected to pursue the study of a foreign language (at the 500 level as described in these Announcements) or a research tool chosen in consultation with adviser. Students are also expected to take a cultural literacy elective and are required to write a thesis prior to graduation. The directing program will work to situate directing students in internships on the local, national and international level during their course of study in order to aid their transition into the profession upon their graduation.

Playwriting

In the M.F.A. Playwriting Program, student writers collaborate with student actors and directors in developing new works in rehearsal processes, and have opportunities to develop new works outside of these processes. They consider a variety of dramaturgical techniques for the development of action, character, language and structure. Student playwrights are encouraged to explore work that expands the boundaries of the theater event. In creative collaboration with student actors and directors, they shape and reshape some of their works in readings and workshops.

In their second and third years, student playwrights are introduced to the work of adaptation and to the various professional venues for writers. They explore more fully the issues of rehearsal collaborations and continue to develop work on their own. Over the three years, students are expected to have completed at least four texts suitable for public presentation, one of which is to be an adaptation of nondramatic material.

M.A. Programs


Theater History and Criticism

The Program in Theater History and Criticism leading to the M.A. prepares students to enter the field of advanced theater studies, with particular consideration of the play within its social context and theatrical performance as cultural expression and transaction. The M.A. requires the satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours and two practicum credit hours. The course requirements for the M.A. degree are: 601 and 606; three other critical studies courses; three electives; and two research seminars, such as DR 983 and 984, or a thesis. Students are not required to complete a thesis in order to earn the M.A. degree. To complete a thesis an M.A. student must take two semesters of Thesis Guidance (DR 995). This option is only recommended to those students continuing their graduate studies in a Ph.D. program in theater history.

Note: completing the thesis uses two of the 10 courses in the program. Other seminars may be available in this or other departments. Course choices are determined in consultation with the program director and in consideration of the student's background and objectives. Students will be encouraged to serve as dramaturgs on department productions or on other performance projects with students in the M.F.A. programs. The time and sequence of course offerings are such that students should plan for a 12-credit-hour, full-time semester in the fall term of the second year; this would allow completion of the degree within two academic years. Up to six hours of graduate work at another accredited institution may be applied toward the M.A.; these credits can be transferred once the student has completed successfully one full-time semester (or its equivalent) at CUA. Students take a comprehensive examination at the end of the program, usually in the semester in which they are completing their final course requirements. The examination has a written and an oral component.

The two practicum credit hours are earned by satisfactory completion of production crew assignments; there is no tuition charge for them. Practicum credits can be earned through dramaturgical work. Students must complete these to be admitted to comprehensive examinations. Practicum credits are awarded when, in the judgment of the cognizant supervisor, the student's work has been satisfactory.

M.A. students are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a modern language, usually French or German, although others may be approved. This must be done before the student can be admitted to comprehensive examinations. Reading proficiency can be demonstrated by passing the Graduate School Foreign Language Test or by satisfactory completion of a noncredit intensive language course at CUA. The student whose native language is not English shall be considered to have fulfilled the language requirement without examination if his/her native language has demonstrable value for theater research. (For further information, see the section on language under General Requirements for Graduate Study, in these Announcements.)

Theater Education

The Program in Theater Education prepares students, teachers, and teaching artists to use the creative and instructional skills of the theater in the classroom, in productions at elementary and secondary schools, and in community programs. The program's curriculum concentrates on four related areas:

1. Developing practical skills for the creation and production of plays and teaching of theater in K-12 schools and community programs.

2. Advancing the skills of the theater artist as a writer, dramaturg and collaborator working with diverse populations.

3. Using the techniques of dramatists (actors, directors, designers, playwrights) to enhance the learning process across the curriculum and in different educational settings.

4. Creating a more complex understanding of how the dramatic arts can impact the curriculum in K-12 schools and the community as a whole.

The M.A. in Theater Education requires the satisfactory completion of 33 credit hours and passing a comprehensive exam. The head of the program and the student's adviser determine course choices in consultation with each student, keeping in mind his or her background and objectives. Each student must have a total of 30 credit hours of approved coursework and complete a 3 credit supervised project (DR 951). To earn an M.A. in Theater Education, students must successfully complete eight courses in the drama department and two courses in the Department of Education. The M.A. Program in Theater Education is structured to allow teachers and artists to complete the degree in four semesters and two summer sessions at CUA, followed by one semester of supervised work (DR 951). M.A. students who work or teach full-time can take one course each semester during the academic year. Each course will meet for one night a week. Students may elect to enroll in more than one course each semester and complete the program sooner. Students may add courses each semester to complete a Graduate Teacher Certification Program through the Education Department.

Continuation/Dismissal Policy

The full faculty regularly assesses the semester-by-semester progress of each student and makes determinations about continuation, based on academic and/or professional criteria defined as follows:

Academic Standard The full faculty may recommend the withdrawal or dismissal of students who receive grades of below B- in three courses. The courses include the work in studio courses, practicums and critical studies.

Professional Standards The full faculty evaluates each student's attendance to and completion of work on a consistent basis, which raises the craft and trade of the theater to the dignity of a learned profession. Continuation in the program is never guaranteed at any time.

Applications

Full instructions for applying to the graduate programs can be found on the drama Web site: http://drama.cua.edu, Graduate Programs, How to Apply. Applicants ordinarily should present an undergraduate major in drama or a related field, plus supporting materials as specified below. Students with other majors who have had some successful theater coursework (academic or performance) or production experience are welcome to apply.

All applicants for graduate programs, M.A. and M.F.A., must present an official undergraduate transcript; scores of the Graduate Record Examination-taken within the last five years; at least two letters of recommendation testifying to the student's academic and creative potential for graduate work; and résumés of acting, directing or other theater experience. Reference letters should testify to the applicant's potential for, and probable commitment to, the chosen program.

The department strongly encourages, in addition, the submission of a formal writing sample (such as an academic paper) by applicants for all programs, most especially applicants who believe their academic potential may not be fully represented by transcripts or GRE scores. Applicants for the acting and directing tracks of the M.F.A. program must audition. Writers must present manuscripts of plays, and applicants for the M.A. program must submit an example of their writing concerning literature, history or performance. Interviews are strongly recommended for anyone interested in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program and M.A. programs. Applicants will be contacted by the department to make arrangements for their audition. Application materials and an application fee of $55 should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

DR Course Title
500 Performance
505 Acting III
507 Drama Beyond the Theater
509 Drama in Education
514 Stagecraft
524 Actg/Directg Wkshop
526 Teaching Theater
540 Scene Design
541 Scene Painting
542 Design Applications
543 Stage Lighting
545 Production Design and Management
549 Intro to Costume Design
565 Playwriting I
566 Screenwriting
570 Theater Internship
572 Ireland in Early Mod Imagination
594 Independent Study
601 Intro to Theater Research
603 Western Theater/Culture I
604 Dramatic Structures I
605 Modern European Drama
606 Theater Theory
607 Dramatic Structures II
608 Western Theater & Cult.II
610 Twentieth Century Theaters
630 Graduate Acting I
631 Graduate Acting II
632 Alexander Technique
633 Alexander Technique II
634 Forms of Movement I
635 Forms of Movement II
636 Forms of Movement III
637 Forms of Movement IV
638 Performance Studio I
639 Performance Studio II
650 Elements of Directing III
651 Elements of Directing I
652 Elements of Directing II
660 Playwriting Strategies
661 Writing in the Profession
670 Portfolio Evaluation
730 Graduate Acting II
731 Graduate Acting IV
733 Voice I
734 Voice II
739 Performance Studio III
750 Elements of Directing IV
762 Adaptation
830 Acting Internship
831 Master Class I
832 Master Class II
833 Voice III
834 Voice IV
835 Forms of Movement V
836 Forms of Movement VI
839 Performance Studio IV
850 Directing Thesis Guidance Workshop
851 Internship
860 Playwriting Internship
930 Acting Internship
937 Audition Workshop
939 Performance Studio V
940 Voice V
941 Voice VI
950 Seminar: Directing
951 Supervised Theater Education Project
960 Seminar: Playwriting
961 Playwriting Seminar
983 Seminar: Dramaturgy I
984 Seminar: Shakespeare In Theater
987 Research Internship
988 Seminar: Dramaturgy II
993 Directed Readings
994 Directed Readings
995 Master's Thesis Guidance
996 Master's Thesis: Playwriting
997 Master's Thesis Guidance: Directing


Department of Education

Professors John J. Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chair; Sarah Pickert; Shavaun Wall, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Frank R.Yekovich, Euphemia Lofton Haynes Chair
Professor Emeritus Harold A. Buetow
Associate Professors Thomas J. Long; Merylann J. Schuttloffel, Chair
Associate Professor for Professional Practice Joan Thompson
Assistant Professors Rona Frederick; Kathleen Perencevich; Mona Shevlin; Agnes Nagy-Rado; Joy Banks
Research Associate Professor Carole W. Brown
Research Assistant Professor Leonard DeFiore, Brother Patrick Ellis Chair
Director of Teacher Education Agnes Nagy-Rado
Director of Field Experiences Elsie Neely
Adjunct Associate Professor Sandra Smith
Clinical Associate Andrea Sobel

The Department of Education, a scholarly community of faculty and students, shares in the general mission of The Catholic University of America. Through instruction, research and service, the department aims to contribute to knowledge and practice in education and to articulate the educational mission of the Catholic Church.

To this end, the department aims to develop scholarship, leadership, research capacities and practical skills that contribute to the growth and development of the field of education. By providing quality programs with common historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological and research foundations, the department prepares graduates to contribute to the academic, personal and social development of students. Graduates of doctoral programs are expected to be competent scholars and researchers who are able to provide leadership in practical settings. Graduates of master degree programs are expected to be skilled practitioners who are knowledgeable about the research and current developments in their area of specialization.

The department supports research on issues critical to the field of education, particularly those involving knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, and instructional settings and the role of cultural and religious diversity within the educational enterprise. The department attempts to maintain a balance between basic and applied research, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and strives to strengthen its research capacities among both faculty and students.

The department provides a variety of services to local, national and Church organizations. In response to its surroundings, the department has a special goal of offering services to the primarily minority public and Catholic schools in the surrounding community. It expects its faculty to serve as a professional resource to these organizations.

As part of a Catholic institution of higher learning, the department aims to provide national leadership in the areas of Catholic schooling and research. The department does this by educating those who will serve as Catholic educators; by offering in service and preservice development for teachers, administrators, counselors and others who work in Catholic schools or diocesan central offices; by providing a comprehensive model program for improving education; and by promoting research that focuses on schools.

Endowed Chairs in the Department


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chair

The International Federation of Catholic Alumnae and other contributors have established a term chair in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The chair supports an outstanding scholar within the Department of Education to give greater focus on Christian values in Catholic schools and on the integration of these values in the contemporary curricula.

Euphemia Lofton Haynes Chair

A trust fund established by Haynes, an African-American CUA alumna and prominent Washington-area educator, supports this chair. It is dedicated to enriching programs within the Department of Education.

Brother Patrick Ellis Chair

The Board of Trustees of the university established this chair in honor of Brother Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., former president and alumnus of the university. The chair is established to enhance the Department of Education's programs in leadership development for Catholic education.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to graduate study in the university are published in the General Information section of these Announcements. Briefly, applicants for graduate study leading to a degree in the department are required to submit:

1. an application for graduate study;

2. scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or, as an alternative, from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT);

3. three letters of recommendation (two from academic sources commenting on the applicant's ability to do graduate work, and one from a professional source commenting on the applicant's past and/or potential professional abilities;

4. a statement of goals which includes a discussion of why the student is applying to the Department of Education at CUA; and

5. official transcripts of previous graduate and undergraduate work. Applicants to the Special Education Program are also required to complete an interview with the program coordinator.

Note: Applicants for the Special Education Program usually pursue their studies as a cohort because the course of studies is sequenced.

Doctoral applicants are also urged to schedule an interview with a doctoral program coordinator, or the department chair, during the application process. The above information is considered together in order to obtain a "profile" of each applicant. The department maintains a continuous admissions policy. This means that the department considers applicants for admission throughout the academic year, as well as during the summer.

Financial Aid

The university's Office of Financial Aid offers a number of financial packages. Interested applicants are urged to contact that office directly for information about these packages. The deadline for application is Feb. 1. The phone number for the Office of Financial Aid is 202-319-5307. The School of Arts and Sciences also offers full- and half-tuition scholarships for students of exceptional academic quality. These scholarships are administered through the department. Applicants to the Department of Education who plan to attend full-time and wish to be considered for a full-tuition, merit-based University Scholarship must submit GRE test score results. Students interested in these awards should contact the chair of the department. The deadline for applications for merit-based University Scholarship awards is Feb. 1.

Additionally, the department has a limited number of financial aid awards for graduate students. These awards are in the form of teaching assistantships or research assistantships, and each includes a stipend plus partial or full tuition remission. Applicants for teaching or research assistantships may submit either MAT or GRE scores as part of their application. These awards are made as funds are available and do not have a fixed deadline for application.

Catholic School Educators Scholarships

Half-tuition scholarships for Catholic school educators are available to any administrator, teacher, guidance counselor, special educator or librarian who is currently employed in a Catholic preschool, elementary school or secondary school, and who intends to continue working in a Catholic school setting. They may be used by doctoral, master's or special students in any school of the university except the Columbus School of Law.

Euphemia Lofton Haynes Student Loan Fund

In 1981, the will of Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Ph.D., established a low-interest loan fund for graduate students majoring in education. The loan program allows a student to borrow up to $10,000 during the course of study and requires that a student begin repayment of the loan six months after graduation or withdrawal from the university. The loans are to be used to aid in financing one's educational expenses. The university's Office of Financial Aid administers the loan fund. Applications for loans are available in that office. Final approval of loans is the responsibility of the department chair.

Federal Family Education Loan Program and the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

Those who teach for five consecutive years in a designated elementary or secondary school serving students from low-income families may have up to $17,500 of the loan forgiven after completion of the fifth year.

Degree Programs and Requirements

The department offers a wide variety of graduate opportunities for individuals interested in professional education. Broadly speaking, two types of programs are available. Nondegree programs are offered for educators seeking licensure in secondary and special education. Additionally, the department offers a series of professional development workshops and institutes for practicing educators interested in updating and improving their professional skills and obtaining graduate credit toward recertification.

Degree programs in education are offered at both the Master of Arts, M.A., and the Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., levels. At the M.A. level, five specialty areas are available:

  • Secondary Education;

  • Special Education;

  • Catholic School Leadership;

  • Administration, Curriculum, Foundations and Policy Studies (ACFP); and

  • Learning and Instruction. See the Graduate Teacher Certification Program information below if you are interested in a nondegree graduate program.

  • At the Ph.D. level, two broad specialty areas are offered:

  • Educational Psychology

  • Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Any graduate student who obtains two or more grades of C in coursework for his or her graduate program is subject to academic dismissal. For any graduate student in the teacher education program, no course with a grade below C will be counted toward certification.

If a graduate student has taken a required course and received a grade of F, the student must repeat the course to earn a grade of B- or higher. A student may choose to repeat a course in an effort to earn a better grade regardless of the initial grade received. In both cases, the following rules apply:

  • The student may repeat the course only once.

  • Whether higher or lower, the later grade will be used in computing the grade point average.

  • The student will only receive credit for taking the course once.

Continuous enrollment is required of all students in degree and certificate programs unless an authorized leave of absence has been granted. Failure to maintain continuous enrollment or to obtain an official leave of absence is considered to be evidence that the student has withdrawn from the university.

Master of Arts Degree

The M.A. program consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours of post-baccalaureate coursework, the option of completing two nonthesis papers or a master's thesis, and comprehensive examinations. All M.A. students are required to complete nine hours of study in general education courses (i.e., core requirement). The remainder of the coursework (i.e., 21 to 42 hours) is completed in one of the five specialty areas. With additional coursework, professional certification is available in teacher education, specifically through the secondary education and special education programs.

Students who select the option of working toward professional certification will spend more than the 30-hour minimum completing coursework. The Teacher Education Program is nationally and state accredited, as CUA's Education Unit is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE, dating from 1975 and has state-approved programs for licensure dating from 1989.

Core Requirement

The core course requirement comprises three 3-credit courses in general education. Successful completion of the following courses is mandatory for fulfilling this requirement:

 

EDUC 525 Psychology of Learning for Diverse Populations
EDUC 699 Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 702 Advanced Foundations of Education

Transfer credit for the above courses is not usually allowed. Note, however, university policy permits the transfer of up to six semester credit hours of previous graduate work into the M.A. program with the approval of the student's academic adviser. In addition, the Department of Education normally will consider for transfer only credits earned in the five-year period immediately preceding the student's admission to the university, and for which the student earned a grade of B or better. Older graduate work will be reviewed for its continued currency in the field of education.

Other Requirements

In addition to the core courses, students must satisfy three additional requirements. First, students complete a Program of Studies in their specialty area. A Program of Studies is a projection of the student's series of courses. It must be approved by the student's academic adviser and the department chair, and it must be filed in the student's departmental records before the end of the first year of study. Approval of a projected program does not obligate the university to offer all the courses listed.

Second, the student must successfully complete either a written thesis or two nonthesis papers. The student selects one of these options based on his/her educational goals and in consultation with the student's adviser. [Note: The finished paper(s) under either of the above options must be approved by the student's adviser and submitted to the department chair no later than the end of the first week of the semester in which the student registers for the comprehensive examination.]

The third requirement is the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination. Students typically register for this exam during their last semester of coursework, and may do so only after all other requirements have been satisfied.

Graduate Teacher Certification Program (Nondegree)

A Graduate Teacher Certification Program, GTCP, is available in secondary and special education. Admission into the GTCP in secondary education requires a bachelor's degree and passing scores on the PRAXIS I (reading, writing and math tests), but does not require scores on either the GRE or MAT. GTCP coursework is similar to the coursework required for the M.A. in teacher education, with the exception that students do not take EDUC 699, Introduction to Educational Research, and are not required to complete nonthesis option papers or the comprehensive exam. Contact Joan Thompson, Ph.D., the program coordinator, for more information on the Secondary Education Graduate Teacher Certification Program. The GTCP in special education consists of 30 credit hours, assuming certain prerequisites have been met. Admission to the GTCP in special education requires a bachelor's degree and passing scores on the Praxis I as above, but does not require scores on either the GRE or the MAT. GTCP coursework is similar to coursework required for the M.A. with the exception that candidates do not take EDUC 699 or 702, nor do they have to take comprehensive examinations. GTCP candidates must complete an Action Research Project and successfully pass the PRAXIS II: Core Knowledge of Special Education. Contact Tom Long, Ed.D., the program coordinator, for more information on the Special Education Graduate Teacher Certification Program.

Specialty Areas of Study for the M.A. Degree

Teacher Education with Licensure in Secondary Education. This specialty offers students the professional education coursework needed for state licensure in secondary education. The secondary education teacher certification program provides students with information about the teaching processes, including learning theory and teaching methodology; interpersonal skills required in the teaching/learning process; curriculum theory and design based on individual assessments; competency in the development and use of instructional materials; and opportunities to apply theory through directed practicum experience. The Secondary Education sequence prepares middle school and high school teachers. Applicants are expected to have completed coursework in normal human growth and development, as well as classroom management, before beginning the 30-60 hour sequence, including student teaching. Students in secondary education must also fulfill specific state requirements concerning a subject area of specialization..

Teacher Education with Licensure in Special Education. This specialty prepares K-12 non categorical special education teachers. It specifically focuses on special education teachers who will work with children with high incidence disabilities in inclusive settings. The special education certificate program offers coursework needed for state licensure in the District of Columbia as a K-12 non-categorical special educator. Applicants are expected to have completed coursework in normal human growth and development, as well as classroom management, before beginning the hour M.A. program. Such coursework is available for those candidates who may not have previously taken these courses. 30 -36 credits are required for the degree. A minimum of 30 graduate credits is applicable in two situations: for students receiving approval for transfer of up to six credits earned at another graduate institution, and for graduates of CUA's B.A. program who completed up to six credits of prior certification coursework at the 500 level, e.g. EDUC 581 or EDUC 522, with a grade of B or better.

This master's degree program and the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program include three field experiences necessary to acquaint students with best practices in special education. Because of the extent of the field-based practice incorporated into this program, students must be available to pursue coursework full time during summers but may take courses part-time during the regular academic semesters. Students should be able to complete the entire degree sequence in two years, even while holding a full-time teaching post, as long as they are able to attend classes during summers. Course requirements include those listed under Core Requirements, plus the following:

 

EDUC 522 Race, Class, Gender and Disability in Education
EDUC 531 Language and Literacy Development of Children with Disabilities
EDUC 532 Practicum in Modification and Adaptation of Curriculum and Instruction for Exceptional Children
EDUC 533 Field Experience in Assessment
EDUC 534 Field Experience: Collaboration, Consultation and Systems Changes
EDUC 535 Current Trends in Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Education
EDUC 536 Interpersonal Communication, Consultation and the Process of Change
EDUC 581 Educating Diverse Learners
EDUC 635 Psychological Measurement

Also the following if the student has not previously completed this coursework:

 

EDUC 553 Understanding Learning Disabilities
EDUC 555 Classroom Management for Regular and Special Needs Children
EDUC 639 Human Growth and Development

Catholic School Leadership/Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

These specialties may be tailored to meet one of two needs. First, the Catholic School Leadership specialty can be designed to prepare practitioners to assume administrative and/or leadership positions specifically in Catholic elementary and secondary schools. The sequence provides exposure to theory, research and practice in education integrated with a Catholic perspective. An integral requirement of the program is a field internship experience in a Catholic school. The sequence requires 30 credits. The following specialty courses are required:

 

EDUC 615 Governance and Community Relations
EDUC 704 History, Mission and Practice of Catholic Education
EDUC 751(a) Building a Faith Community
EDUC 720 Emerging Leadership Theory
EDUC 723 Personnel Administration in Education
EDUC 724 Educational Supervision
EDUC 729 Administrative Internship

The above program may be altered to prepare graduates for a variety of education-related positions in public and private elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools and colleges, as well as in organizations and agencies with an educational mission through the program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. This sequence provides knowledge of theory, research and practice essential for students interested in administrative and supervisory positions requiring a master's degree. An integral part of this degree program is a required administrative internship field component completed in the related area of professional interest. The 30-credit sequence is similar to the one above with the exceptions that EDUC 704 and REL 715 are replaced with courses more suitable to the student's interests and vocational goals. This program does not include licensure as an administrator.

Learning and Instruction. This specialty emphasizes general preparation in topics associated with the application of principles of cognitive psychology in instructional settings and the evaluation of student outcomes. Students are prepared for careers in instructional development and program evaluation. This specialty is also useful for teachers and other professionals who want to strengthen their computing skills, instructional design skills and their knowledge of learning in the classroom. Finally, this specialty is one that students pursue if they wish to go on for Ph.D.-level work in educational psychology. Because this is considered a general degree, students complete a total of 30 to 36 hours of coursework.

The course requirements include the general M.A. requirements listed plus the following:

 

EDUC 554 Principles of Instructional Design
EDUC 633 Introduction to Statistics and Data Processing
EDUC 637 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
EDUC 652 Psychology of Learning: Implications for Instructional Design
EDUC 732 Memory and Cognition
EDUC 765 Theories of Curriculum Development

Two electives chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Catholic Diocesan Leadership

The Department of Education offers the Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Catholic Diocesan Leadership for students who already hold a master's degree. The Advanced Graduate Certificate Program requires students to complete 19 credits in Catholic education content courses and Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies specialty courses. An additional six hours of coursework in Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is required for those candidates who hold an M.A. in a different content area. This program is intended for Catholic school teachers or principals who have an M.A. and seek preparation for diocesan leadership. The program is tailored to meet a student's past academic history and future employment plans. The certificate program offers summer classroom instruction over two consecutive summers with a field experience during the intervening year.

In addition to the academic aspects of the programs, opportunities will be provided both for individual spiritual growth and community building with cohort members. Cohort members will have the opportunity to interact with key Church leaders in the metropolitan region. Access to the national Catholic organizations and strategic relationships with these groups, allows faculty to engage students in the highest level of interaction with Catholic educational leaders while on campus. And when students return to their home diocese, networking and mentoring contacts will be available to further assist them as they transition to new leadership roles.

Professional Development Workshops and Institutes

The Professional Development Workshops and Institutes are designed to bring together administrators, teachers and counselors to explore current educational challenges and issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. Through a series of intense short-term workshops and institutes, each focused on a specific topic or issue, participants will be able to gain the theoretical and applied knowledge necessary to expand their areas of certification or to recertify. The workshops and institutes are offered in the fall, spring and summer.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree


Specialty Areas for the Ph.D. Degree

The department offers two specialty areas, Educational Psychology and Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The department's approach to doctoral training is mentor oriented. Typically, a student identifies a faculty member from one of the specialties with whom the student will work. Together, the mentor and the student plan a program of studies. These programs of studies are individualized and sometimes interdisciplinary but remain within the broad areas of Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and educational psychology. All students take a core area, a research area and a specialty area of courses as designed by their adviser to meet department requirements.

Educational Psychology. This specialty is broadly concerned with the areas of learning, instruction, and evaluation of different aged populations. Educational psychology graduates are prepared to assume positions as college and university professors, educational researchers, researchers for government and industry, statistics and research methodology consultants, instructional designers and developers, program evaluators, and directors of research for school systems. An emphasis is placed on preparing competent researchers. Students in educational psychology may take 34 to 40 post-baccalaureate semester hours of specialty coursework. The design of this sequence can be individualized based on the interests and background of the student. The types of sequences that are often selected include courses in the areas of cognition and instruction, research and evaluation and human development. To illustrate, a student interested in cognition and instruction would take a series of courses in cognitive psychology, computing, instructional design and development, and independent study/directed research. Some of these would be taken within the department and others would come from relevant disciplines. Regardless of the student's specific program, all Educational Psychology students must take the following:

 

EDUC 652 Theory of Learning and Memory
EDUC 732 Issues in Memory and Cognition: Complex Cognitive Processes
EDUC 832, 833, 834 (at least 2 of these) Seminar in Educational Psychology

Additionally, the following topics of study are also encouraged:

 

EDUC 554 Instructional Design
EDUC 637 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
EDUC 639 Human Growth and Development, Multivariate Statistics Theory and Construction of Assessment Instruments Cognitive Neuroscience

Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, CELPS. This special doctoral strand is offered under a nontraditional format that includes three intensive summer sessions of prescribed coursework and intervening assignments in the field. The intention of the program is to prepare leaders who will continue to transform Catholic educational practice with current professional research while at the same time infusing Catholic tradition and values into their vision and practice.

All Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies students must take the following or other courses as necessary to meet requirements:

Catholic Education Core

EDUC 704 History, Mission and Practice of Catholic Education
EDUC 707 Contemporary Issues in Catholic Education
EDUC 713 Administration of Catholic School System
EDUC 715 Building a Faith Community
EDUC 860 Seminar-Research on Catholic Schools

Research Core

EDUC 633 Introduction to Statistics (4 credits)
EDUC 733 Experimental Design
EDUC 637 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
EDUC 792 Qualitative Methods in Education Research

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

EDUC 615 Governance and Community Relations
EDUC 712 Fiscal Issues and Policy in Education
EDUC 720 Emerging Leadership Theory
EDUC 724 Educational Supervision
EDUC 729 Administrative Internship
EDUC 751 Lyceum (1 credit)
EDUC 828 Administrative & Organizational Behavior

Other Requirements

In addition to the core courses, students must satisfy three additional requirements. First, students complete a Program of Studies in one of the two specialty areas. A Program of Studies is a projection of the student's series of courses. It must be approved by the student's academic adviser and the department chair, and it must be filed in the student's departmental records before the end of the first year of study. Approval of a projected program does not obligate the university to offer all the courses listed.

The second requirement is the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination. This exam is typically taken during the final semester of coursework.

Third, students are required to complete and defend a written dissertation. The dissertation is viewed as a major research project and is expected to be of publishable quality. The approval process for a dissertation topic is described in the university's Dissertation Thesis Handbook. See also The Doctoral Degree in the General Information section of these Announcements for more detail regarding the dissertation.

Resources and Facilities

Bishop Spence Curriculum Resource Center. The Spence Center serves the students, teachers and administrators in schools throughout the Archdiocese of Washington and at Catholic University. Students and other professionals have access to print and nonprint curriculum materials available for elementary and secondary classrooms, catalogues, bibliographies, curriculum guides and facilities for in-service workshops. Contact the Teacher Education Office, Room 218 O'Boyle Hall, for access to the Spence Center.

Center for the Advancement of Catholic Education. This center brings together scholars and practitioners to identify major challenges facing Catholic education in the 21st century and to explore practical solutions to these problems. To achieve this goal, the center has three major functions. The center's first function is to establish a systematic national data collection on Catholic schools that will serve bishops, pastors, school officials, researchers and policy makers. The second major function of the center is to provide planning services to meet the needs of dioceses and individual Catholic schools as a continuation of assistance provided by The Catholic University of America since the early 1980s. The center's third major function is outreach. The outreach function focuses on providing a service to dioceses or individual schools in three areas:

1. developing Catholic leadership and collaborating with Catholic school leaders at various levels to explore practical solutions to the challenges facing Catholic education;

2. designing programs to educate children with special needs in Catholic schools; and

3. strategizing ways to provide quality Catholic education for minority children, especially those in urban Catholic schools.

Other Information

Transfer of Credit In addition to the university's regulations for the transfer of graduate work earned at another institution (see General Information section), the Department of Education normally will consider for transfer only credits earned in the five-year period immediately preceding the student's admission to the school and courses in which students attained a B or better. Older graduate work will be reviewed for its continued currency in the field of education.

Advisers Each student in the Department of Education is assigned a faculty adviser prior to initial registration. It is anticipated that the student will take responsibility for making an appointment to meet with the faculty adviser at an early date. The adviser assumes the role of providing guidance regarding study and degree requirements, counsel for academic problems that may arise during the student's course of study and a continuing resource for the student.

At the doctoral level, students work directly under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Doctoral students will be matched with mentors upon admission. This decision is based primarily on the mutual research interests of the students and prospective mentors. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with faculty research interests at time of application.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

EDU Course Title
503 Human Relations & Interpersonal Commmunication
509 Supervised Intern Elementary School
511 Supervised Intern Elementary Sch
522 Race, Class, Gender, and Disablity Education
525 Psychology of Learning for Diverse Populations
530 Language & Literacy in Multicultural Contexts
531 Language &Literature Development in Children with Disabilities
532 Practicum in Modification & Adaptation of Curriculum & Instruction for Exceptional Children
533 Field Experience in Assessment
534 Field Experience: Collaboration,Consulting &Systems Changes
535 Current Trends-Ethical & Logical Issues-Special Education
536 Intpersonal Communictaions, Consultations & Change
537 Introduction to Family Counseling
539 Career Development & Vocational Counseling
540 Methods &Materials: Math in Elementary Schools
541 Reading Comprehension Education
541 Mental Health Principles
542 Principals & Practices of Counseling
543 Special Methods in Elementary Schools
546 Coping with Life Crises
551 Principals & Methods in Elementary Education
553 Understanding Learning Disabilities
554 Instructional Design
555 Classroom Management and Regulation & Special Needs Children
556 Practice in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
557 Advanced Practicum in Secondary Education
560 Practicum in Nonschool Educational Settings
561 Practice Early Childhood Elementary Education
562 Pract Early Childhood and Elementary Education
563 Internship in Non-School Settings II
564 Modern Math
564 Practicum in Secondary Education
565 Practicum in Secondary Education
567 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Early Childhood
568 Supervised Intern & Seminar: Early Childhood
569 Supervised Intern & Seminar: Early Childhood
570 Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood and Elementary School
571 Teachng Early Childhood and Elementary Social Studies (PreK-6th Grade)
574 Methods & Materials in Modern Elementary Math
576 Children's Literature in Curriculum
577 Reading and Language Arts in Elementary School
578 International & Multicultural Education
580 Teaching English in Secondart Schools
581 Educating Diverse Learners
582 Reading in the Content Areas
583 Models in Early Childhood Education
584 Curriculum & Strategies in Early Childhood Education
585 Teaching High School Social Studies
586 Curriculum & Methods in Adolescent Education
587 Teaching Internship
588 Teaching Internship
589 Teaching Internship
590 Reflective Teaching Tutorial
591 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Elementary Education
592 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Elementary Education
593 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Elementary Education
594 Independent Study
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
597 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Secondary Education
598 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Secondary Education
599 Supervised Internship & Seminar: Secondary Education
600 Supervised Teaching
615 Governance & Community Relations
633 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
635 Psychological Measurement
637 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
639 Human Growth and Development
640 Adolescent Psychology
644 Counseling Women & Minorities
652 Psychology of Learning: Implications for Instructional Design
662 Seminar On Secondary Teaching I
663 Seminar On Secondary Teaching II
672 DSM-IV Diagnosis, Treatment, Goals & Intervention in School Settings
699 Introduction to Educational Research
701 Philosophical Foundation of Education
702 Advanced Foundations of Education
704 History, Mission, and Practice of Catholic Education
707 Contemporary Issues in Catholic Educational Policy and Practice
708 Education Policy Analysis
712 Fiscal Issues& Policy in Education
713A Administration of Diocesan School Systems
713B Administration of School Systems
714 Teaching & Learning: Focus on Religous Education (Catechetics)
715 Building Faith Community
720 Emerging Leadership Theory
723 Personnel Administration
724 Education Supervision
729 Administrative Internship
730 Seminar in Education Administration
731 Issues in Memory & Cognition II: Complex Cognitive Processes
733 Experimental Design
734 Applications of Multivariate Analysis
735 Theory & Construction of Assesment Instruments
737 Applied Regression Analysis
751 Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Lyceum
759 Internship in Educational Supervision
760 Internship in Educational Supervision
765 Principles of Curriculum
780 Current Issues in Reading
792 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research & Evaluation
793 Advanced Methods in Qualitative Research
828 Seminar: Administration & Organization Behavior
832 Seminar: Issues in Educational Psychology
833 Seminar: Issues in Educational Psychology
834 Seminar: Issues in Educational Psychology
850 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Research
851 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Research
860 Research on Catholic Schools
891 Independent Study
892 Independent Study
893 Independent Study
894 Independent Study
926 Directed Study in Research
993 Directed Research
994 Directed Research
995 Master's Thesis Guidance
996 Master's Thesis Guidance
997 Doctoral Dissertation Guidance
998 Doctoral Dissertation Guidance


Department of English Language and Literature

Professors Glen M. Johnson; Robert Mahony; Virgil Nemoianu, William J. Byron, S.J. Professor of Literature; Joseph M. Sendry; Ernest Suarez, Chair; Christopher J. Wheatley; Stephen K. Wright
Professors Emeriti E. Catherine Dunn; Jean Dietz Moss; Sister Anne O'Donnell
Associate Professors Michael Mack; Rosemary Winslow
Assistant Professors Tobias Gregory; Lilla Kopar
Clinical Assistant Professor Pamela S. Ward
Lecturers Christina Hunt Mahony; Anca M. Nemoianu

The Department of English offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and American literature. It also houses the graduate program in rhetoric, which offers a certificate, as described below. Full and current information on degree requirements is available on the departmental Web site: http://english.cua.edu/. Applicants for admission should submit a sample of their academic writing, such as a term paper or thesis, in addition to the materials required by the School of Arts and Sciences. Students applying to the M.A. program may begin their studies either first or second semester, or even in Summer Sessions. Students who apply to the Ph.D. program are ordinarily admitted during second semester (spring) to begin studies the following fall.

Degrees in English Language and Literature

Students in both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs must take ENG 721 and CLIT 702 (Modern Critical Movements), each during the first semester of their graduate study in which the course is offered, and ENG 625. With the approval of the department, graduate students in English may follow related courses offered by other departments as part of their work in the major field.

All students who intend to specialize in medieval English literature should consult Professor Wright, the department's senior specialist in this area, to plan their programs-if possible, before registration the first semester of their residence, and periodically throughout their studies.

For the M.A. degree, 30 credit hours of coursework, including two research seminars are required. By petition to the department, an M.A. thesis may substitute, in rare cases, for the research seminars. For the Ph.D. a total of 54 semester credit hours after the baccalaureate degree is required. Ph.D. students also must include among their courses two research seminars after the M.A. Students who receive two grades of C+ or below are subject to dismissal from the program. After completing their coursework, both M.A. and Ph.D. students must pass a written comprehensive examination.

As the culmination of their academic training, doctoral students must produce a dissertation representing a substantial piece of original research. The minimum language requirement for the master's degree is a reading knowledge of one foreign language.

The minimum language requirement for the Ph.D. is a reading knowledge of two foreign languages or the successful completion of two graduate courses in one foreign language.

The university is a member of the Folger Institute of Renaissance and 18th-Century Studies, and English department students may register for seminars given at the Folger Shakespeare Library as part of this cooperative program.

Student Aid

A number of tuition scholarships are available to students entering the department's programs. More advanced students may be eligible for graduate assistantships that are available each year. These require teaching in the lower-division undergraduate program and pay a stipend. Holders of assistantships also receive tuition scholarships.

All applicants will be considered for any scholarships and assistantships that are available and for which they qualify. These are awarded on a competitive basis. Since the process of selection begins in early February, applicants whose materials are received by Feb. 1 can be considered for the largest number of awards. Given the limited amount of financial aid, it is important that applicants submit their materials as early in the spring semester as possible.

Rhetoric Certificate

The Department of English offers a certificate of rhetoric granted upon completion of four courses, approved by the department, in the field. Notation that the certificate has been earned will appear on the student's transcript. Students may count rhetoric courses taken to gain the certificate in the total number required for the degree. M.A. students with an interest in rhetoric may take one part of the two-part master's comprehensive in that field; Ph.D. students may choose a topic in rhetoric for one part of the three-part doctoral comprehensive. Adviser: Stephen McKenna.

Joint M.A. (English)-M.S. in L.S. Program

The School of Library and Information Science and the Department of English in the School of Arts and Sciences offer a joint-degree program that enables students to have careers as editors in publishing, humanities librarians or antiquarian booksellers. The program requires 54 semester hours, 30 hours in library science and 24 in English. Applicants for joint degrees must submit complete and separate applications to both degree-granting units of the university. Joint degrees are conferred simultaneously after all requirements for both degrees have been met.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

ENG Course Title
501 Introduction to Old English I
502 Introduction to Old English II
503 Beowulf
520 American Political Rhetoric
524 The Rhetoric of Advertising
526 Workshop-Writing Improvement
530 The Rhetoric of Propaganda
532 Visual Rhetoric
541 Irish Women Writers
565 Renaissance Drama
570 Seminar-Contemporary Irish Society
572 Restoration & 18th Century Drama
573 Irish Drama-17th & 18th Century
580 Irish Lit Tradition (Dublin)
583 The Modern Irish Short Story
585 Women in Modern Irish Literature
586 Irish Poetry After Yeats
587 Modern Irish Drama
588 Contemporary Irish Drama
589 American Tradition in Poetry
592 Modern American Drama
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
599 Northern Ireland-Conflict & Culture
621 History of English Language
625 General Linguistics
626 Contemporary English Grammar
635 History of Rhetoric-Greek-Medieval
636 History of Rhetoric II-Late Middle Ages
637 Special Topics in Rhetoric
641 Old English Literature I
642 Old English Literature II
643 Intro to Old Norse-Icelandic
649 Readings in Old Norse
656 Alliterative Poetry-14th Century
662 Spenser
664 Milton
672 Restoration Literature
674 The Novel from Defoe to Austen
676 18th Century English Poetry & Criticism
678 Scott and the Historical Novel
681 Readings in Romantic Verse
683 Major Victorian Poets
684 Aestheticism & Decadence
685 Victorian Novel
688 American Realism and its European Background
690 Nineteenth Century American Fiction
691 The Modern British Novel
694 Topics Irish Literary Renaissance
696 British Poetry-Eliot & Auden
698 Twentieth Century American Fiction
699 Postmodern Novel
700 Practicum-Teaching Comp
715 Literary Criticism & Religion
718 Constructing Literary Fields
720 Literary Theory & Composition
721 Bibliography & Methods
723 Approaches to Teaching Rhetoric & Composition
725 Readings in Medieval English Literature
726 Readings in Renaissance English Literature
727 Readings English Literature Rest. 18th Century
728 Readings in English Literature 1798-1914
729 Readings in American Literature
741 Seminar in Stylistics
743 Texts in Context Anglo-Saxon Poetry and Culture
753 Chaucer-Troilus & Other Poems
754 Chaucer-The Canterbury Tales
757 Medieval English Drama
834 Seminar-Renaissance Epic
847 Seminar-Rhetoric of Narrative
851 Seminar-Medieval Literature
856 Seminar-Realism/Modern American Drama
861 Seminar-Renaissance Lyric
865 Seminar-The Pastoral Tradition
871 Seminar in Swift
873 Seminar in Samuel Johnson
875 Seminar in Austen
877 Seminar-American Renaissance
879 Seminar-W. Whitman & E. Dickinson
886 Seminar-"Apocalypse" 19th-20th Century English Literature
887 Seminar-American Poetry Mid-20th Century
889 Seminar-Shakespeare
891 Seminar in Yeats
892 Seminar in Joyce
893 Seminar-Waugh & Mod Eng Novel
895 Seminar-Modern American Poetry
896 Seminar-Faulkner and Warren
897 Seminar-Contemporary Southern Poetry
899 Seminar-20th Century American Drama
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Department of Greek and Latin Web site: http://greeklatin.cua.edu


Professors Frank A.C. Mantello, Chair; William E. Klingshirn
Professor Emeritus Rev. Thomas P. Halton
Associate Professors William J. McCarthy; John F. Petruccione
Assistant Professor Sarah Brown Ferrario
Adjunct Associate Professor Sabine Albersmeier

The Department of Greek and Latin offers three graduate degree programs, leading to the M.A. degree in Greek and Latin, the M.A. degree in Latin, and the Ph.D. degree in Greek and Latin, and three graduate certificate programs, in Greek, in Latin, and in Greek and Latin.

The first two programs at the master's level emphasize the study of Classical Greek and/or Latin literature, but may also include coursework in ancient history, classical art and architecture, patristics, late antique history and culture, postclassical Greek and Latin, epigraphy, paleography and other approved disciplines. Neither M.A. program requires a thesis, but degree candidates must submit two substantial research papers for review by a committee of the faculty. In the doctoral program there is a special emphasis on the late antique period and on postclassical Greek and Latin, and a requirement that Ph.D. dissertations focus on a patristic, late antique or Medieval Latin topic.

This emphasis at the doctoral level reflects the department's reputation as a center for the study of Christian Greek and Latin, which is exemplified by two series of published dissertations it has sponsored-Patristic Studies and Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Latin Language and Literature-and by The Fathers of the Church, a well-known series of English translations published by The Catholic University of America Press and long associated with this department. This unique heritage in the study of late antiquity and the medieval period, which is shared by other departments and programs at the university, has also been responsible for the development of a number of projects undertaken by the university press, notably Studies in Christian Antiquity; Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide; and the Catalogus translationum et commentariorum, a series devoted to the medieval and Renaissance Latin translations of ancient Greek authors and the Latin commentaries on ancient Greek and Latin authors up to the year 1600. The most recent initiative is The Library of Early Christianity, a new series of texts and facing-page translations, whose editorial director is a member of the department's faculty.

The department's graduate certificate programs (in Greek, in Latin, and in Greek and Latin) are special graduate qualifications available to post-baccalaureate, graduate or continuing-education students. They provide concentrated and carefully supervised opportunities, unencumbered by the usual obligations of traditional degree programs, to receive intensive instruction in classical and/or postclassical Greek and Latin and to acquire the linguistic skills required for advanced studies and research in a wide variety of fields in the humanities. Admission is open to applicants with a completed bachelor's degree (in any field), and there is no need to submit GRE scores or to have had any prior experience in Greek or Latin. Each certificate program consists of 15 credit-hours (five courses) of language study at the advanced level and can be completed in less than one calendar year if a student enters with intermediate-level language work already completed. Those without this linguistic background can satisfy prerequisites (elementary and/or intermediate language courses) during the summer before the selected certificate program begins. For further information please consult the department's Web site (http://greeklatin.cua.edu).

The university's John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library houses excellent resources for graduate students in the Greek and Latin department, including teaching collections of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins; medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and diplomata; and 10,000 volumes from the renowned Clementine library, assembled by Gian Francesco Albani (Pope Clement XI, 1700-1721) and his family. The department also maintains a collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and a working library of its own on permanent reserve. CUA's membership in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area ensures that students may take courses for CUA credit at participating institutions and have access to their libraries. Students may also enroll, in accord with the terms of a special exchange agreement, in courses in the classics department of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and may make use of the important library collections of the Washington area (Library of Congress, Dumbarton Oaks, Center for Hellenic Studies, Folger Shakespeare Library).

The prerequisite for beginning a graduate certificate program is a completed bachelor's degree in any discipline. Prior knowledge of Greek and/or Latin is not required. Students who wish to become candidates for the department's M.A. programs in Greek and Latin or in Latin should ordinarily have taken one or both of the classical languages as their programs of concentration in college or should have acquired equivalent training before beginning graduate work. Students wishing to be admitted as candidates for the Ph.D. degree should ordinarily have completed a B.A. or a master's degree program in classics (at CUA or elsewhere), and should be primarily interested in studying patristics, late antiquity, or Medieval Latin against the background of ancient Greek and Roman literature and culture. Deficiencies in training for graduate work, in either Greek or Latin, must be made up before students will be eligible for admission to courses conferring graduate credit. Transfer of graduate credits earned at other accredited institutions is permitted in accordance with the university's regulations. Graduate students who receive a grade of C in any course are subject to review by the faculty of the department. Those who receive a grade of F or a second grade of C are subject to dismissal. Courses may be repeated only at the discretion of the chair.

Candidates for the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees must take written comprehensive examinations based upon official reading lists. A reading knowledge of French and German is strongly recommended from the beginning of graduate studies. Competence in either of these languages is required for the M.A. degrees in Greek and Latin and in Latin; a reading knowledge of the other, and of any additional relevant languages, is required for doctoral candidacy.

Program Semester Hours
M.A. in Greek and Latin  
GL 701 Introduction to Classical Studies 1
GR 511 Greek Prose Composition 3
LAT 511 Latin Prose Composition 3
GR 655 Survey of Greek Literature 3
LAT 655 Survey of Latin Literature 3
Six other approved courses: 18
Total 31
 
Modern language examination (French or German)  
Comprehensive examinations  
Submission of two approved research papers  
M.A. in Latin  
GL 701 Introduction to Classical Studies 1
LAT 511 Latin Prose Composition 3
LAT 655 Survey of Latin Literature 3
Eight other approved courses 24
Total 31
 
Modern language examination (French or German)  
Comprehensive examinations  
Submission of two approved research papers  
Ph.D. in Greek and Latin  
M.A. Degree Program in Greek and Latin 31
ECST 600: Introduction to Early Christian Studies 3
One course in early Christian theology 3
One course in classical or late antique philosophy 3
One course in the history of early Christianity or late antiquity 3
Two courses in Greek texts 6
Two courses in Latin texts 6
Two other approved courses 6
Total 61
 
Modern language examination (German or French and any other relevant languages)
Comprehensive examinations  
Doctoral dissertation  

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at http://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

CLAS Course Title
510 Hypermedia and the Humanities
531 The Teaching of the Classics
546 Augustan Rome
560 Greek Art and Architecture
561 Roman Art and Architecture
563 Topics in Ancient History/Culture
564 Topics in Ancient History/Culture
565 Directed Reading
566 Directed Reading
567 History of Ancient Mediterranean I
568 History of Ancient Mediterranean II
572 Mediterranean World of Late Antiquity
593 Topics in Classical Literature
594 Topics in Classical Literature
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
597 Directed Research
598 Directed Research
621 Gibbon's Decline and Fall
GL Course Title
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
597 Directed Research
598 Directed Research
701 Introduction to Classical Studies
705 Patristic Seminar
706 Patristic Seminar
707 The Later Roman Empire
755 Greek and Latin Epigraphy
803 Comparative Greek and Latin Philology
GR Course Title
509 Intensive Elementary Greek
510 Readings in Greek Prose
511 Greek Prose Composition
512 Advanced Grammar and Prose Style
515 Greek Historiography
518 Greek Tragedy
519 Intensive Intermediate Greek
528 Greek Lyric
529 Greek Choral Lyric
532 Greek Comedy
535 Greek Epic
541 Introduction to Later Greek Language and Literature
548 Greek Pastoral
553 Greek Oratory
565 Directed Reading
566 Directed Reading
567 Directed Reading
568 Directed Reading
576 Greek Philosophical Works
581 The Greek Novel
587 The Athenian Empire
593 Topics in Greek Literature
594 Topics In Greek Literature
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
597 Directed Research
598 Directed Research
611 Greek Epigraphy
655 Survey of Greek Literature
705 Patristic Seminar
706 Patristic Seminar
733 Greek Paleography
997 Dissertation - Doctoral
998 Dissertation - Doctoral
LAT Course Title
501 Elementary Latin for Graduate Students I
501A Elementary Latin for Graduate Students I
502 Elementary Latin for Graduate Students II
502A Elementary Latin for Graduate Students II
509 Intensive Elementary Latin
510 Readings in Postclassical Latin
511 Latin Prose Composition
512 Advanced Grammar and Prose Style
515 Roman Historiography
519 Intensive Intermediate Latin
520 Roman Drama
528 Roman Lyric
529 Roman Elegy
530 Ovid
533 Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics
535 Latin Epic
541 Intro to Medieval Latin Language and Literature I
542 Intro to Medieval Latin Language and Literature II
548 Roman Pastoral
553 Roman Oratory
558 Roman Satire
565 Directed Reading
566 Directed Reading
567 Directed Reading
568 Directed Reading
576 Roman Philosophical Works
579 Roman Epistolography
581 The Roman Novel
587 The Roman Revolution
588 The Age of Nero
589 Christian Church in the Roman Empire
593 Topics in Latin Literature
594 Topics in Latin Literature
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
597 Directed Research
598 Directed Research
607 Early Latin Hymnody
609 Gregory of Tours
641 Medieval Latin Seminar
642 Medieval Latin Seminar
655 Survey of Latin Literature
705 Patristic Seminar
706 Patristic Seminar
733 Latin Paleography I
734 Latin Paleography II
751 Diplomatics
803 History of the Latin Language
833 Codicology
834 Textual Criticism
997 Dissertation - Doctoral
998 Dissertation - Doctoral


Department of History


Professors Uta-Renate Blumenthal; Ronald S. Calinger; Nelson H. Minnich; Jerry Z. Muller; Lawrence R. Poos; Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Professors Emeriti Maxwell H. Bloomfield; George T. Dennis; John E. Lynch; William A. Wallace
Associate Professors Thomas Cohen; Katherine Ludwig Jansen; Laura E. Nym Mayhall; Leonora A. Neville; James D. Riley, Chair; Timothy J. Meagher; Stephen A. West
Assistant Professors Michael C. Kimmage; Caroline R. Sherman; Owen Stanwood

The department offers both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history, as well as joint programs at the M.A. level with the School of Library and Information Science and the Columbus School of Law. The joint M.A./M.S.L.S. and M.A./J.D. programs integrate history with professional training.

At some universities, a student automatically progresses to the Ph.D. without an intervening M.A. as a formal midpoint. In CUA's Department of History, a student must have an M.A. degree from either this or another university, and must be formally admitted to the Ph.D. program by the department. For further information on this admission process, consult the department chair.

The focus at the M.A. level is on building a broad understanding of the historical development, critical historical issues, and research methodologies in one of four fields of history: Latin American, medieval, modern European or United States. Within these fields, no subfields are formally recognized. Thus, for example, while a student may have a strong interest in early modern European history (1450-1789), the student must also take courses on modern Europe (1789-1960) and will be expected to be conversant with the major issues of the latter period before completing the M.A.

At the Ph.D. level, the reverse expectations hold. A student works with faculty to develop four narrow fields of specialization-two defined as major fields and two as minor fields. The emphasis in the major fields is on the development of depth of understanding and preparation for the Ph.D. dissertation. Students must expect to work very closely with an individual faculty member and take courses that are closely focused.

Master of Arts

The M.A. requires completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours (10 courses) beyond the bachelor's degree. These courses must include HIST 601 and at least two research seminars (800-level courses or 900-level directed research). Students are free to choose (in consultation with their advisers) whether or not to write a thesis for the M.A. degree; those who choose the thesis option include six credit hours of thesis direction toward their minimum required credits.

Degree programs in history must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. A course in which the student has earned less than a B- does not count toward the credit requirements of the degree. It may be retaken once, at the discretion of the department chair. Any student incurring more than one grade below B- (F or C grades) may be dismissed.

Completion of the degree further requires satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination in the student's chosen area of study (medieval or modern European, U.S., or Latin American history). Every student must also satisfy a language requirement, to be completed prior to the taking of the comprehensive examination; for most areas of study this requires qualification in a minimum of one language, but for medieval European history, two (Latin plus one other). Satisfaction of the language requirement may be by any of the means outlined in the General Information section of these Announcements, and elementary language courses primarily concerned with grammar or reading comprehension do not count toward the minimum number of credit hours required for the degree. All M.A. students must also deposit copies of two research seminar papers with the department office. Students who choose the thesis option must register twice for thesis guidance and have the topic approved by the faculty and the dean. They will be awarded six hours of credit upon successful completion of the thesis.

M.A. Program in Religion and Society in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World

The department now offers a special M.A. degree Program in Religion and Society in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World. This program is designed for students who wish to study the historical dimensions of religion and religious experience in the period from the 14th to the 18th century in Western Europe and the Western Hemisphere. The requirements for this degree are essentially the same as for the regular M.A. degree except that students will concentrate their studies in a range of courses relevant to the program.

Joint M.A. Programs

In addition to the regular M.A. program outlined above, the department cooperates with the Columbus School of Law and with the School of Library and Information Science.

Admission to the law school is a prerequisite for the joint J.D.-M.A. program. At the end of the first year in law, the student should apply for admission to the graduate history program in the School of Arts and Sciences. The completion of the joint degree requires an additional year beyond the J.D. degree, but permits the student to use certain courses in both programs for satisfaction of the two degrees. For further information regarding this option, contact the department chair.

The joint program leading to an M.A. in history and an M.S. in library science requires a total of 51 credit hours (30 in library and information science and 21 in history). The history segment of the program requires that the student follow the nonthesis option and complete HIST 601, a minimum of two research seminars (800-level courses or 900-level directed research), and four more courses (readings courses or research seminars) in the student's chosen area of history. Nine credits are transferred from the M.S. in library science program to complete the degree. The student must also satisfy the requirements for a comprehensive examination and languages described above. For information on the M.S. in library science requirements, consult the School of Library and Information Science section of these Announcements.

Doctor of Philosophy

No student may begin courses for the Ph.D. unless admitted at least provisionally to the program. If a student has been admitted provisionally, at the end of the first semester of residency, a departmental committee reviews the grades and performance in the semester's courses and must approve regular admission if the student is to continue.

The Ph.D requires completion of a minimum of 54 credit hours (18 courses) beyond the bachelor's degree. In the case of students entering the Ph.D. program with an M.A. degree already obtained from another institution, the department may transfer a maximum of 24 credit hours (eight courses) toward the minimum required for the Ph.D. The 54 credit hours must include HIST 601 (or its equivalent from another institution's graduate program) and a minimum of four research seminars (800-level courses or 900-level directed research). An M.A. thesis in history from another institution may take the place of two of these seminars.

Further, the Ph.D. requires satisfactory performance on comprehensive examinations in two major and two minor fields of historical study, which are defined through consultation with each student's adviser. Every student must also satisfy a language requirement prior to the taking of the comprehensive examinations: for most areas of study this requires qualification in a minimum of two languages, but for medieval European history, three (Latin plus two others). Satisfaction of the language requirement may be by any of the means outlined in the General Information section of these Announcements, and elementary language courses primarily concerned with grammar or reading comprehension do not count toward the minimum number of credit hours required for the degree. Finally, the Ph.D. requires completion of a dissertation under the direction of faculty advisers and the dissertation's satisfactory defense.

Every Ph.D. student's program of study is tailored to that student's particular fields of focus, which in turn are intended to relate to the nature of the eventual dissertation research. Students must thus work closely with their mentors, and student and mentor together must make every effort to define the comprehensive examination fields and the curriculum necessary to prepare for them as early as possible in the student's progress through the program. Within two semesters of entering the Ph.D. program, each student must have a colloquy-formal meeting with the faculty members expected to participate in examinations in that student's major and minor fields, in order to define the nature of the fields and to specify remaining coursework necessary to prepare for each field. The report of the colloquy committee remains part of the student's departmental file as a guideline for completion of studies. One of the minor fields may be in a discipline entirely outside history (such as literature, political science, archaeology or anthropology, for example).

The department has a limited number of merit-based, tuition-remission scholarships and stipendiary teaching assistantships to offer graduate students, and reviews the credentials of all applicants to identify potential candidates for such awards.

A more complete set of instructions regarding all aspects of the graduate degree programs may be obtained in print form from the department, and from the department's Web site.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

HIST Course Title
520 Pagan & Christian Historians
529 19th & 20th Century Ireland
530 Seminar-Contemporary Irish Society
531 Renaissance
534 Modern Irish History
535 Public History
539 Witchcraft-Early Modern Europe & New England
540 Famine Irish Immigrants
550 Reformation
551 Nationalism & Conse. in 20th Century
552 Modern European Intellectual History
568 History of European Cooperation (Leuven)
569 Europe-Cultural Entity (Leuven)
570 Latin America-20th Century Revolutions
571 Latin America-Culture & Politics
572 Church-Colonial Latin America
574 Missionary Church, 1500-1800
585 Religion & Society in 19th & 20th Century
596 Independent Study
601 Historical Analysis & Methodology
603 Historical Teaching
604 Historical Teaching
605 Late Antiquity to Early Byzant
607 Women, Sex, & Gender-Middle Ages
608 Anglo-Saxon England
609 Medieval Civilization I
610 Medieval Civilization II
611 Medieval Monarchy
612 Medieval France
613 The Reformation
614 The Renaissance
615 The Crusades
616 Church & Monarchy-Medieval European Inve.
618 Greek Paleography
619 Readings on the Old South
620 Mediterranean World-Late Antiquity
621 Byzantine Ethics 800-1300
622 Topics in Medieval History
623 Early Modern France
624 Comparative Fascism
625 Modern Germany
628 Enlightenment Science & Culture
629 Topics in Cold War History
630 The Enlightenment
631 State & Society-Early Modern Europe
632 Tudor/Stuart England
633 Modern Science & Medicine
634 Modern Ireland
635 European Culture & Society, 1450-1800
636 Gender &Empire-Britain 1750-1950
637 Politics & Society-20th Century U.S
640 Later Medieval England
641 Modern European Intellectual History I
642 Modern European Intellectual History II
643 Medieval Monasticism
644 Topics in Modern Britain
645 Power Patronage & Propaganda
647 Religious Interpretation & Cultural Criticism
648 Women & Gender in Modern Europe
649 Citizenship in Britain
650 Race & American Society-1607 to Pres
651 Race, Culture & Politics in 20th Century U.S.
652 Gender & Sexuality-North America & Europe
653 Antebellum U.S. History 1789-1848
654 Religion & Society in Early America
656 Topics-Colonical Society & Thought
657 Political Culture-Revolutionary America
658 Political Development in 19th Century America
659 American Frontiers 1850-1920
660 Era of Civil War & Reconstruction
661 Readings-American Religious History
662 The Gilded Age
663 Immigration & Ethnicity in America 1840-1970
664 American Cultural History 1877-1929
670 Slavery in America
671 Readings in Colonial Soc History
672 Readings in Atlantic History
673 The Irish in America
674 Old Regime & French Revolution
675 Revolutionary America 1740-1820
676 History of the New South 1865-1919
677 Gender in American History
678 Byzantine History Writers
679 Medieval Hagiography
680 American Catholic Experience-1789-1970
681 Politics & Religion-Early Modern Europe
682 Shaping Population-Europe & U.S.
683 Investiture Controversy
684 Religion & Culture in Latin America
685 Religion & Society-19th & 20th Century L
686 Modern Mexico
687 Latin America-Colonial Institutions
688 Race & Family Class in Latin America
689 Cultural Frontier-Mexico-U.S-SW, 1850-1930
690 Intellectual History of Latin American 19th-20th Century
692 Readings-Later Medieval Italy
694 The Iberian World, 1500-1800
695 Latin America-20th Century Revolutions
696 Comparative Theories of Empire
697 Portugal & Brazil, 1415-1806
698 Colloquium-Council of Trent
699 Readings-Latin American History
701 Internship
702 Internship II
704 Internship
707 Independent Study
798 Student/Faculty Research
803 Seminar-Pope Gregory VII
806 Seminar-Investiture Controversy
807 Seminar-Crusaders & Colonies
808 Carolingian France
809 Seminar-Early Medieval History
810 Seminar-Later Medieval History
811 Seminar-Medieval France
812 Seminar-Medieval English Society & Economics
813 Seminar-English Law & Society 1250-1600
814 Seminar-Medieval Heresy & Dissent
815 Seminar-Medieval Law
816 Seminar-Geographical Methods
817 Council of Trent
819 Seminar-Byzantium and the West
820 Colonies & Empires
821 Post-war American Conservatism
824 Ascetic Imperative (Medieval)
825 Seminar-Byzantine Ethics, 800-1300
826 Media & Society in Early Modern Europe
832 Seminar-Renaissance & Reformation
833 Issues in Renaissance Religion
839 Early Modern European Society
840 Seminar-Modern German History
841 Great Works in Modern Social Thought
842 Capitalism In Mod Euro Thought
843 The Medieval Monarchy
846 Politics & Culture-Modern Britain
848 Imperial Austria 1740-1850
851 Seminar-North Atlantic World
856 Seminar-Colonial Society & Thought
857 Citizenship & Identity in North America
860 Seminar-Antebellum America
861 Seminar-Civil War & Reconstruction
870 Modern American History
879 War & Society-America 1880-1945
885 Latin America-Society & Culture
981 Directed Reading
982 Directed Reading
984 Folger Seminar
991 Directed Reading
992 Directed Reading
993 Directed Research
994 Directed Research
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Program in Irish Studies
Program Director: Christina Hunt Mahony, English

The Program in Irish Studies is administered by an interdepartmental committee representing the departments of English, history, modern languages and politics. Instituted in 1991, the program is part of a tradition of academic commitment to Irish studies at CUA, dating from the endowment of a chair in Celtic Languages and Literatures by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in 1896. Instruction in the Irish or Gaelic language and its literature has continued in the century since, complemented by courses in Anglo-Irish literature and, from 1982, by the Program in Irish Society and Politics administered by the Department of Politics. The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library maintains strong collections in support of coursework and research in these areas, with particularly distinctive holdings in Gaelic and Anglo-Irish literature and Irish history. The University Archives, furthermore, contain a wealth of materials from Irish republican organizations of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and others pertaining to Irish-American religious and labor history and Irish immigration.

M.A. Degree in Irish Studies

This is an interdisciplinary degree, coursework for which is intended to demonstrate the relationships among Irish literary culture (in both Irish and English), history and politics. Accordingly, of the 30 credits necessary for the degree, 24 are taken in required courses distributed as described below. While there is no prescribed sequence of courses, degree candidates are required to take part for one semester in the Program in Irish Society and Politics, offered in Dublin under CUA auspices through the Institute of Public Administration. This involves a semester-long internship working as a research assistant to a member of the Irish parliament, together with courses in Irish history, politics and literature, offering a total of 15 credits. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at CUA, with provision for a limited transfer of applicable credits from other institutions.

The degree program concludes with a comprehensive examination given over two days: the first day will be devoted to Irish studies in general, the second to a special area chosen by the student with the approval of the student's academic adviser. The academic methods in which students are trained provide a background for further graduate work as desired, in Celtic studies, economics, English, history, international relations, law or political science. Two grades of C or lower can result in dismissal from the program. Students may repeat a course in which they achieve a grade lower than C only at the discretion of the program director.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

IRST Course Title
535 Intro to Spoken Gaelic
536 Intro to Spoken Gaelic II
540 Famine Irish Immigrants
541 Irish Women Writers
560 Conflict and Conciliation in
570 Seminar-Contemporary Irish Society
571 Swift and Ireland of His Time
572 Ireland in Early Mod Imagination
573 Drama in Ireland-17th & 18th C
583 Modern Irish Short Story
585 Women in Modern Irish Lit
586 Irish Poetry after Yeats
587 Modern Irish Drama
588 Contemporary Irish Drama
595 Independent Study
599 Northern Ireland: Conflict/Cul
634 Modern Ireland
673 Irish in America
684 Aestheticism and Decadence
694 Topics Irish Literary Renaissance
871 Seminar in Swift
891 Seminar in Yeats
892 Seminar in Joyce


Department of Mathematics

Professors Kiran R. Bhutani; Alexander Levin; Boris Reichstein; Lawrence Somer
Professors Emeriti Victor M. Bogdan; Parfeny P. Saworotnow
Associate Professors Sherif El-Helaly, Chair; Paul G. Glenn; Guoyang Liu; Farzana A. McRae
Assistant Professor Chisup Kim

The Department of Mathematics is not admitting students to the graduate degree program for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Mathematics is the language of science and is an essential part of work done in the natural sciences, engineering, economics and other areas. Since ancient times, and in many civilizations, mathematics has been central in human thought and critical to many aspects of intellectual development and progress. The Department of Mathematics at The Catholic University of America offers courses and degree programs reflecting mathematics' place and various roles in modern civilization.

Courses Offered


Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

MATH Course Title
501 Linear Algebra
503 Euclidean & Noneucledian Geo
505 Abstract Algebra I
506 Abstract Algebra II
507 Graph Theory
508 Elementary Number Theory
509 Algebraic Number Theory
511 Mathmatical methods in Physics & Engineering
512 Mathmatical Methods in Physics & Engineering
513 Rings and Modules
515 Combinatorics
516 Coding and Information Theory
520 Topology
521 Introductory Analysis I
522 Introductory Analysis II
524 Complex Variables
527 Chaotic Dynamics
528 Fractal Geometry
531 Probability & Statistics with Applications I
532 Probability & Statsistics with Applications II
533 Stochastic Processes
537 Introduction Fuzzy Sets & Fuzzy Logic
540 Ordinary Differential Equation
541 Introductiuon to Partial Difference Equations
542 Introduction to Difference Equations
550 Foundations of Mathematics
551 Introduction to Mathematical Logic
552 Formal Languages & the Theory of Computation
561 Numerical Analysis I
562 Numerical Analysis II
584 Numerical Linear Algebra
595 Directed Reading
596 Independent Study
600 Lattice Theory
601 Algebraic Categories I
602 Algebraic Categories II
623 Analytic Functions
624 Measure & Integration Theory
625 Introduction to Functional Analysis
626 Nonlinear Functional Analysis
627 Differential Equations in Banach Spaces
630 Theory of Probability
631 Computer Simulation Random Probability Processes
633 Functional Analysis
634 Functional Analysis
638 Introduction to Finite Element Method
640 Partial Differential Equations
641 Optimal Control Theory
646 Banach Algebra
648 Harmonic Analysis on Locally Compact Groups
653 Topological Vector Spaces
654 Generalized Functions & PDE
666 Mathematical Foundations Quantum Mechanics
991 Directed Reading
992 Directed Reading
993 Directed Reading
994 Directed Reading
995 Thesis - Masters
996 Thesis - Masters
997 Doctoral Dissertation Guidance
998 Doctoral Dissertation Guidance


Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Program Director: Timothy B. Noone, Philosophy

The university's Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies is under the general direction of an interdisciplinary committee selected from cooperating departments and schools. The study of the Middle Ages has enjoyed a special prominence at The Catholic University of America since its foundation in 1887 as a national university and center for graduate research.

From its earliest years, CUA has fostered research in all the areas comprising the modern interdisciplinary fields of medieval and Byzantine studies and its faculties in the schools of arts and sciences, canon law, music, theology and religious studies, and philosophy have always included distinguished medievalists. The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library holds special collections in medieval history, canon law, philosophy and theology. In addition, the university offers scholars proximity to the extraordinary special collections in Washington at the Library of Congress, the Folger Library and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library.

In addition to university-wide scholarships, the program awards stipends and the Elisabeth Cella Memorial Award in Medieval Studies.

Members of the faculty in the Program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies are drawn from the schools of canon law, music, philosophy and theology and religious studies, as well as from arts and sciences. Departments represented are English language and literature, Greek and Latin, history, modern languages and literatures, and Semitic and Egyptian languages and literatures.

Certificate in Medieval and Byzantine Studies

The Certificate in Medieval and Byzantine Studies, composed of 24 course credits, is designed to offer students a broad experience in various components of medieval and Byzantine civilization, providing both perspectives and tools for specialized research. Students enrolled in the program follow a basic curriculum consisting of courses in the fields of medieval Latin, medieval history, medieval philosophy, and medieval theology. Specializations in medieval vernacular languages and literature, as well as in Byzantine studies are possible.

M.A. Degree in Medieval and Byzantine Studies

The M.A. degree, like the certificate, is designed as an interlocking program that recognizes the complex intertwining of theology, philosophy, languages and history for advanced study in any medieval or Byzantine field. In particular, students interested in acquiring the linguistic background necessary for advanced work in the many fields of the medieval period need a structure that permits the widest possible latitude.

The coursework required for this degree is the same as that required for the certificate, but six additional credits must be taken. These may be either a thesis or two research courses. A written comprehensive examination is required and the student must demonstrate reading proficiency in modern French or German. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 is normally required to qualify for advancing to the doctoral program.

Ph.D. Degree in Medieval and Byzantine Studies

The Ph.D. program incorporates the M.A. curriculum while also requiring an additional 30 semester hours of coursework in one major and two minor fields. A written comprehensive examination is based upon a reading list approved by the committee. Students must also demonstrate reading proficiency in both modern French and modern German.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

MDST Course Title
601 Intro to Medieval Study 2 Yr
603 Research in Medieval Studies
701 Intro to Medieval Studies 1 Yr
897 Dir Reading in Med&Byz Studies
898 Dir Read in Med&Byz Studies
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Professors Bruno M. Damiani; Joan Tasker Grimbert, Chair; Jean-Michel Heimonet; Mario A. Rojas
Associate Professors Lourdes M. Alvarez; Margaret Ann Kassen; Stefania Lucamante; Hanna Marks; Ingrid Merkel; Peter Shoemaker; Chad C. Wright
Assistant Professors Claudia Bornholdt, Mario Ortiz
Assistant Professor for Professional Practice Kerstin T. Gaddy

Prerequisite Courses

The normal preparation for graduate work in any modern language is a B.A. or B.S. degree in that language. Students without such a degree are required to have at least 24 semester hours of college work in the language, including a general survey of literature course and an advanced language course or their equivalents.

Programs for M.A. Candidates in Spanish Language and Literature

The department offers the M.A. degree in Spanish. The program leading to the M.A. degree may include courses in the medieval and modern language, theoretical and applied linguistics, philology, culture and civilization, literature, literary theory and criticism. A minimum of 30 hours of graduate work is required; transfer of up to 6 credits is allowed. This must include either six semester hours of research guidance for the M.A. thesis or, should the student elect the nonthesis option, six semester hours in courses that require substantial research papers.

Students who receive two grades of C are subject to dismissal from the program. After completing their coursework, students must pass a written comprehensive examination.

Programs for Ph.D. Candidates in Spanish Language and Literature

The Ph.D. is offered in Spanish. Candidates for the Ph.D. in Spanish take a minimum of 54 semester hours of credit. (Students with an M.A. from another institution may be able to transfer up to 24 credits.) Students may take up to 18 credit hours in a minor program within the department. It is also possible, with the permission of the departmental chair and the adviser, to select a minor outside the department, such as comparative literature or medieval studies. For the Ph.D. in Spanish, two minors are particularly suitable: Arabic and/or Hebrew (Romance-Semitic studies). Students interested in studying Arabic or Hebrew should consult the offerings in the Semitics department. Students interested in studying Gaelic should consult the listings under Irish Studies.

Required Courses

For both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates, the following courses are required: SPAN 609, History of the Spanish Language; 703, Spanish Proseminar.

Language Requirements in the Research Languages

M.A. Degree Candidates. Candidates for the M.A. degree in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures may be certified by the departmental chair as having fulfilled this requirement with the language, that is the subject of the candidate's major field of study.

Ph.D. Candidates. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language. The research language required will be chosen, with the adviser's approval, according to the needs of the program selected by the candidate.

The accepted method of satisfying this requirement is either:

1. passing the Graduate School Foreign Language Test;

2. satisfactorily completing the department's noncredit intensive course in the language, Reading for Comprehension (500);

3. having a Ph.D. minor in the language and receiving certification of such from the departmental chair; or

4. by being certified as having proven competency in the language in a graduate course on the 500 level or above.

Directed Reading Courses

The department also offers directed reading courses to accommodate the needs of individual students under special circumstances.

Comprehensive Examinations

The M.A. and Ph.D. degrees require a written comprehensive examination in the major subject. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations should note the instructions, which follow.

Candidates for the M.A. or Ph.D. degrees are expected to have:

1. a satisfactory speaking facility in each language taken as a major or minor and an accurate knowledge of the modern grammar of each;

2. knowledge of the old and modern literature of each language taken as a major or minor (students seeking specific guidance in their reading program should consult their professors or the chair of the department; reading lists are available in each field); and

3. an adequate knowledge of the main scholarly and critical works relating to the literatures of their specialization.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

CATA Course Title
500 Introduction to Catalan
CELT Course Title
535 Intro to Spoken Gaelic
536 Intro to Spoken Gaelic II
595 Independent Study
FREN Course Title
500 Reading for Comprehension
503 The Fundamentals of French Linguistics
510 Reading for Comprehension
535 The Romance of King Arthur
552 French Romanticism
553 French Romanticism
595 Independent Study
709 Intro to Old French
991 Independent Study
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral
GER Course Title
500 Reading for Comprehension
531 Postwar Literature in German-Speaking Countries
541 Modern German Drama
542 German Comedy
547 The German Novelle
549 The German Novel: Artist and Antihero from Goethe to Kafka
551 German Poetry
595 Independent Study
ITAL Course Title
500 Reading for Comprehension
511 Dante in Translation-Inferno
512 Purgatory and Paradise
515 Petrarch & the Lyric Tradition
523 From Manzoni to Verga Romanticismo and Verismo
526 Pirandello & 20th C Ital Thtr
527 The Contemporary Italian Novel
531 Nuovo Cinema Italiano1980-2000
532 The Bood & The Film: Adaptation and Film Theory in Modern Cinema
533 The Myth of Childhood in Italian Fiction & Flim
595 Independent Study
611 Dante's La Divina Commedia
612 Purgatorio and Paradiso
619 Italian Literature of the Renaissance
623 Manzoni
624 Pirandello
627 Twentieth Cent Ital Poetry
628 Italian Literature of 15th Cen
680 Histgrphic Metafctns-Wmn Wrtrs
681 Autobiography in 19th&20th C Italian Literature
709 History of the Italian Language
998 Dissertation Guidance
ML Course Title
504 Topics in Applied Linguistics
520 Tech-Enhanced Language Teaching
521 Principles & Practice of 2nd Language Teaching
522 Theories of Language Acquisition
696 Women in 20th Century
718 Introduction to Romance Linguistics
SPAN Course Title
500 Reading for Comprehension
501 Span Language & Culture for Health Professional
510 Reading for Comprehensives
514 Libro de Buen Amor &Medieval Discourses onLove
515 Medieval Iberian Prose
516 Medieval Iberian Lyric Poetry
517 Medieval Iberian Narrative
518 The Journey in Spanish Literature
522 Prose of the Golden Age
523 Golden Age Poetry
524 Pastoral Novel
525 Survey of Golden Age Drama
533 The Spanish Picaresque Novel
534 Prose of The Spanish Mystics
541 18th Century& Romanticism in Spain
542 Realism in Spain
543 Generation of 1898 & Modernism
544 Generation of 1927-Vanguardism
545 Modern Spanish Short Story & Novella
546 Spanish Literature of the Turn of the Century (1880-1920)
551 Latin American Essay
553 Latin American Short Story
554 Spanish American Poetry
555 Social Conflicts Span. Amer.Lit.
556 Latin American Popular Song: Socio-Political Movements
557 Theater, Social Issues & Politics In Latin America
558 Indigenismo
571 Hispanic Caribbean Literature
572 Literary Works by Hispanic Authors in the United States
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
600 Directed Reading
609 History of Spanish Language
616 Iberian-Eur.Lit.Relations:Gal
617 Sharazad's Legacy: Midieval Storytelling from Damascus to Toledo
618 Judaic Tradition in Spanish Literature
619 Iberian Images Islam:Moors& Turs
631 Cervantes & The Quijote
632 Quevedo, Gracián,Lopéz de Ubeda
635 Prosa Mistica
639 Italo-Hispanic Relations
641 19th Century Spanish Narrative
642 Modern Spanish Narrative
650 Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz: Her Baroque World and Modern Representations
651 Colonial Spanish American Literature
652 19th Century Spanish-American Novel
653 20th Century Spanish-American Novel
654 Latino and Span-American Theater
655 Latino and Spanish Women Writers
657 New Latin American Historical Novel
703 Spanish Proseminar
714 Spanish Prose of the 15th & 16th Centuries
755 Sociolinguistic Approach to Latio and Spanish-American Literature
991 Independent Study
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation - Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Department of Physics

Professors Frederick C. Bruhweiler; Pedro B. Macedo; Ian L. Pegg; Lorenzo Resca; Daniel I. Sober, Chair
Professors Emeriti Hall L. Crannell; Jack R.Leibowitz; Paul H.E. Meijer; Herbert M. Überall; Carl W. Werntz
Adjunct Professors Natchimuthukonar Gopalswamy; Stuart Jordan; Yoji Kondo; Raffaele Resta
Research Professors Lawrence W. Fagg; Vladimir Krasnopolsky; Walter Madigosky; Donald J. Michels; James T. O'Brien; Thomas W. Seed
Associate Professors Biprodas Dutta; Franz J. Klein; Steven B. Kraemer; Leon Ofman
Adjunct Associate Professors Edward Colbert; Orville Chris St. Cyr; Robin Selinger; Johannes Staguhn
Research Associate Professors Pamela Clark; Ralph B. Fiorito; Michael Goodman; Shrikanth Kanekal; Robert Mohr; Charles R. Proffitt; Myron A. Smith; Richard Starr; Glenn M. Wahlgren
Assistant Professor John Philip
Adjunct Assistant Professor Isabelle Muller
Research Assistant Professors Peter C. Chen; Dana Hurley Crider; Thomas Moran
Research Associates Arthur Aikin; Boncho Bonev; Jeffrey Brosius; Ronald Carlson; Pamela Clark; Duilia de Mello; Jeffrey Hayes; Rosina Iping; Gunther Kletetschka; Glabys Vieira Kober; Maxim Kramar; Alexander Kutepov; Alejandro Lara-Sanchez; Allen Lunsford; Malgorzata Selwa; James McAteer; Ryan Milligan; Norman F. Ness; Krister Nielson; Vladimir Osherovich; Lutz Rastaetter; Nelson Reginald; Michael Reiner; Richard Schwartz; Jack Singal; Guillermo Stenborg; David Steyert; Ekaterina Verner; Gerald Williger; Hong Xie; Seiji Yashiro

The Department of Physics offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. These degrees are designed to prepare the candidate for a professional research career. Research areas include materials science, astrophysics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics and vitreous state physics. In addition, arrangements can be made for cooperative research projects in nearby governmental laboratories such as GSFC, NRL, and NIST. All incoming students must take a preliminary examination at the undergraduate level at the beginning of their first semester of residence. The exam serves as a diagnostic tool for course placement.

Master of Science Degree

Candidates for the M.S. degree must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work in residence. In the nonthesis program at least 24 semester hours must be in physics, and no more than nine of these may be in courses numbered below 600. In the thesis option, at least 18 semester hours must be in physics, six of which may be in research guidance and not more than nine in courses numbered below 600. In addition, the student must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics are required to complete 53 semester hours, of which 35 must be in physics. In the physics courses, a B average must be maintained. Mastery of the material presented in PHYS 525, 611, 612, 615, 621, 622, 623, 624, 659 and 660 is required of all students. Additional work is arranged according to the preferences of the student. A maximum of nine semester hours in courses below 600 may be applied toward the degree. A comprehensive examination, which includes both written and oral parts, must be passed after the equivalent of two full years of study. In addition, candidates must present a satisfactory dissertation.

Prospective students are invited to write to the department for additional information.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

PHYS Course Title
506 Introduction to Modern Physics
511 Mathematical Physics I
512 Mathematical Physics II
521 Advanced Research Practice I
522 Advanced Research Practice II
523 Readings in Physics I
524 Readings in Physics II
525 Thermodaynamics and Statistical Physics
528 Optics
531 Quantum Theory I
532 Quantum Theory II
534 Advanced Physical Laboratory
535 Analytical Mechanics
536 Electricity and Magnetism
537 Intermediate Nuclear Physics
540 Materials Science: Solids
543 Introduction to Astrophysics
562 Space Weather I: Solar Physics
563 Space Weather II: Earth/Sun Interactions
564 Space Weather III: Magnetospheric Physics
565 Intermediate Solid State Physics
591 Solar Data Analysis
611 Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics I
612 Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics II
615 Advanced Mechanics I
616 Advanced Mechanics II
618 Nonlinear and Chaotic Dynamics
621 Statistical Mechanics I
622 Statistical Mechanics II
623 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I
624 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II
625 Stellar Astrophysics and Space Astronomy
626 Astrophysics: L-D Plasmas
635 Nuclear Physics
636 Introduction to High and Medium Energy Physics
644 Computational ics
645 Topics in Astrophysics I
646 Topics in Astrophysics II
652 Analysis of Experimental Error
659 Advanced Quantum Theory I
660 Advanced Quantum Theory II
662 Quantum Theory: Many Particle Systems
665 Solid State Physics I
666 Solid State Physics II
750 Theory of Relativity
761 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I
762 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II
777 Graduate Research Seminiar I
778 Graduate Research Seminar II
781 Physics of Glass
782 Physics of Simple Liquids
785 Department Colloquium
786 Department Colloquium
787 Seminar in Nuclear Physics
797 Seminar in Astrophysics I
798 Seminar in Astrophysics II
991 Independent Research
992 Independent Research
993 Advanced Readings in Physics
994 Advanced Readings in Physics
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation Doctoral
998 Dissertation Doctoral


Department of Politics


Professors Claes G. Ryn; Wallace J. Thies; Joan B. Urban; David Walsh; John Kenneth White
Professors Emeriti Charles R. Dechert; John K. C. Oh
Adjunct Professor Lee Edwards
Associate Professors Dennis Coyle; Maryann Cusimano Love; Philip Henderson, Chair; John A. Kromkowski; James P. O'Leary; Stephen Schneck
Assistant Professors Kirk Buckman; Matthew Green
Lecturers William Heniff; Sergei Gretsky; John Hurley; Richard Love; Diana Rich; Eric Thompson; Laszlo Urban; Jeffrey Weinberg
Director of Off-Campus Programs Diana Rich

Subject to the general regulations for graduate study at The Catholic University of America and the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Politics offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The following fields of instruction are offered: Political Theory, American Government and World Politics. In addition, two special master's degree programs are offered off campus: the Congressional and Presidential Studies Program and the International Affairs Program.

In cooperation with the Department of Business and Economics, the department offers a master's degree in international political economics. In cooperation with the Columbus School of Law, the department offers a joint M.A.-J.D. program.

Master of Arts Degree

Admission

Students may be admitted to the department provided they have graduated from an accredited college with an average of B or better. The Graduate Record Examination is also required from all applicants, excepting only MA/JD joint degree applicants for whom the LSAT is accepted. Students should have completed 15 semester hours in the social sciences, nine of which must have been in political science.

Requirements for Graduation

Coursework

For the master's degree, a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework is required. A B average or better must be maintained. American Government and Political Theory students must take POL 651 and 652. World Politics students may concentrate in either International relations or Comparative Politics, and they must take POL 606 and 607 as their core courses. Students who concentrate in American Government are required to complete POL 625. Students who select Political Theory or World Politics as their fields of concentration must take six hours in one of the other fields offered by the department.

Research Skill Requirements

All on-campus M.A. students must demonstrate basic competence in a research skill, which can be either a foreign language or a methodology. For the acceptable means of demonstrating basic competence in a foreign language, which may be a classical language, students should consult General Requirements for Graduate Study in the General Information section of these Announcements.

For students in Political Theory, only languages are acceptable. For students in World Politics, either languages or statistics are acceptable. For students in American Government, languages, statistics or archival methods are acceptable.

In addition to language or methodology, all M.A. students are also required to demonstrate successful completion of major research projects. Generally, this requirement is met by submitting two, faculty-approved seminar papers to the Department in the semester before the comprehensive examination. In some cases, however, approved students may elect to write a master's thesis, for which they receive six hours of credit, on a topic approved by the department and the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

The department may require additional research skills, if this is considered necessary for satisfactory completion of the student's program.

Comprehensive Examination

Students who have completed or are in the final semester of 30 hours of coursework will take a written comprehensive examination in their field of concentration. Courses completed to satisfy language or methodology requirements are not counted toward the 30 hours. The comprehensive examinations are offered only twice each year, in March and October. All core courses, research skill, and seminar paper requirements are to be completed in the semester prior to the comprehensive examination.

Congressional and Presidential Studies and International Affairs Programs

The Department of Politics offers an M.A. program in International Affairs and an M.A. program in Congressional and Presidential Studies, CAPS, at an off-campus site on Capitol Hill. Additionally, a certificate program is offered in CAPS. For these M.A. programs, students must complete 30 hours of coursework in the field, complete and submit two seminar papers to the department, and successfully pass a comprehensive examination. In CAPS, two courses are required: CPOL 671 Modern Congress and CPOL 626 Modern Presidency. In International Affairs, one course is required CPOL 500 Introduction to International Affairs. Additionally, International Affairs students must demonstrate basic competency in a foreign language or statistical methods. Off-campus graduate courses are designated by the prefix CPOL and are listed after the on-campus courses. All core courses, research skill and seminar paper requirements are to be completed in the semester prior to the comprehensive examination.

M.A. in International Political Economics

The interdisciplinary Program in International Political Economics offers graduate students both theoretical training and exposure to central policy issues. This program combines graduate studies in politics and economics. Individuals interested in aspects of international economic relations, such as international business, finance, banking or government service, will find the program of particular value. Thirty-six semester hours of graduate credit are required. Prospective students should contact the Department of Business and Economics for further information.

Joint J.D.-M.A. Program

The Department of Politics, in cooperation with the Columbus School of Law, offers a joint J.D.-M.A. program. This program allows students to pursue the J.D. and M.A. degrees concurrently and to finish both programs more quickly than if each degree was pursued independently. In this program, students may apply nine semester credits earned in the law school toward the M.A. degree and may apply 12 semester credits earned in the M.A. program toward the J.D. degree. Details of this program are available from the Department. Admission to this program requires a separate admission to the law school. To qualify as a joint degree, both the J.D. and the M.A. must be completed in the same semester.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admission

A student currently enrolled in the department must apply in writing for admission to the Ph.D. program during the term in which he or she will take the M.A. comprehensive examination. The student's ability to proceed with doctoral studies will be assessed by a committee of the faculty.

Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer credit toward the Ph.D. program from another institution must normally take the M.A. comprehensive examination. This may be taken at any of the regularly scheduled times for comprehensives, but should not ordinarily be later than the semester in which the student will have completed 24 hours at the university. The results of this examination will be one of the measures used to judge final admission to the doctoral program. Following successful completion of the examination, a colloquium will be held with the student in order to review all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree.

Course Requirements

For the doctoral degree a minimum of 54 semester hours of coursework is required, including that completed for the master's degree in the Department of Politics or transferred from another university. POL 651 and 652 (Political Theory I, II) are required of all doctoral students. Each student will complete 36 semester hours of coursework in a field of concentration within the department (including courses in the field of concentration which may have been taken toward the M.A.). Students in World Politics must take POL 606 and 607. Students concentrating in American Government are required to complete POL 625.

Each student also will take 12 semester hours of coursework in a minor field, which is normally one of the department's other fields of instruction.

Independent Study

Doctoral students may be permitted to take up to nine semester hours in the form of independent study or directed reading. Such coursework must have the approval of the department chair and must be done under the supervision of a faculty member.

Research Skill Requirements

All Ph.D. students are required by the department to demonstrate (a) basic competence in one research skill and (b) advanced competence in a second research skill. Ordinarily these skills should be foreign languages. Except in the case of concentrators in American Government, at least one of the skills must be a foreign language. For Political Theory students, both must be foreign languages.

For the acceptable means of demonstrating basic competence in a foreign language, which may be a classical language, students should consult the General Requirements for Graduate Study in the General Information section of these Announcements. Advanced competence in a language, meaning ability to conduct research in the language, is demonstrated by means of an additional examination to be arranged by the department.

With the approval of the department, students in World Politics or American Government may offer a methodology relevant to the discipline of politics as one of the two required research skills. Among the methodologies that may be accepted are statistics and, for American Government only, archival methods.

In addition to languages and methodologies, doctoral students must submit to the department four, faculty-approved seminar papers (or two such papers with the completion of a master's thesis) in the semester prior to the Ph.D. major doctoral comprehensive examination.

The department may require additional research skills, if this is considered necessary for satisfactory completion of the student's program.

Comprehensive Examination

Doctoral students are required to take an oral preliminary examination in their major field and written comprehensive examinations in both their major field of concentration and their minor field. The major and minor comprehensive examinations are ordinarily taken in different semesters; however, the oral and written examinations in the major field are given in the same semester. All core courses, research skills, and seminar paper requirements are to be completed in the semester prior to the comprehensive examination.

Admission to Candidacy

Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Politics is contingent upon the department's approval, following an appropriate level of performance in passing the Ph.D. major comprehensive examination. Full-time doctoral students must submit an acceptable dissertation topic by the end of the semester following the completion of comprehensive examinations in the major and minor fields. Part-time doctoral students must submit an acceptable dissertation topic by the end of the second semester following the completion of comprehensive examinations in the major and minor fields.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at http://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

POL Course Title
500 Utopias & Utopian Thought
501 Globalization
502 Democracy and Its Critics
503 Image of Utopia in Film
504 Community, Technology, Planning
505 Comparative Politics (Leuven)
506 Politics & the Imagination
507 The Supreme Court
508 The United States Presidency
509 Contemporary Issues in Urban & Ethnic Politics
510 Property Rights & Environmental Policy
511 Irish Society and Politics (Dublin)
513 Bureaucratic Politics & Administration
514 The New Political Anthropology
516 Irish Parliament Internship (Dublin)
517 Comparative Ethic Politics
518 American Political parties and the Political Process
519 Science Policy Issues: Environment
520 United States Political Leadership
521 Presidency and the Congress
523 Voting and Elections
524 The War on Terrorism
525 Insurgency, Civil War and Natn bldg
527 Parliamentary Studies (London)
528 Congressional Internship
529 Liberalism and Its Critics
530 Classics of Political Economy
531 Intro to Inst. & Pol. of the Euro Community (Leuven)
532 Japanese Politics
533 Political Analysis: Policy Approach
534 Security after the Cold War
535 United States Foreign Policy
536 Comparative Politics (Leuven)
537 International Political Economy
538 Topics in International Political Economy
539 Contemporary Middle East II: Conflict & Compet.
540 New Issues in Old Europe
542 British Politics
545 Contemporary Issues in the UK
547 Nation Building
548 Contemporary Political Theory
549 European Parliamentary Internship
550 European Parliamental Internship
551 American Constitutional Development
552 Migration & Development in the Americas
553 Constitutional Theory and Interpretation
554 Constitutional Political Economy
555 Conservatism
556 The Moral Problem of Politics
557 Contemporary Military Strategy
558 Just Peace
559 The Media & Foreign Policy
560 Issues in US Foreign Policy
561 War crimes
562 Seminar: American Political Development
563 Politics of Post-Soviet Russia
566 Pacific Rim Relations
569 Economy & Democracy in East Asia
570 Contemporary Irish Society
571 Cinema & World Politics
572 Pol/Military Problems of Developing Nations
573 United States-Latin American Relations
575 International Politics: Atlantic Alliance
576 Ethics and Public Policy
577 Political Theory of the American Framing
578 Advanced Topics in Public Law
579 Capitalism
580 Grassroots Politics in Latin America
581 Seminar: Democracy and Political Science
583 Comparative Political Development
584 Jurisprudence
585 Constitutional in Comparative Perspective
587 US Policies Toward East Asia
588 Christian Democracy : Ideas & Institutions
589 Compar. Politics: Non-Western Politics & Culture
590 Contending Civilizations
591 Asian Political Patterns
591A State-Minority Relations in Asia
592 Asian Political Economy
593 Washington Internship
594 Washington Internship
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
599 Northern Ireland: Conflict & Culture
600 Irish Parliament Internship (Dublin)
601 Executive Branch Policy Making
602 Congress and Parliament
603 The Psychology of Foreign Policy Decisions
604 Topics in Legal/Social Theory
605 Political Science & the Polity
606 Introduction to International Affairs
607 Grad Intro Comparative Politics
608 Rethinking United States Foreign Policy Institutions
609 Contemporary Problems in Am. Mil. Strategy
610 Intro to Security Studies
611 Economic Issues & National Security
612 Post Cold War Intervention
613 Tradition and Modernity: The Urban Experience
614 Seminar: American Ethic Politics
615 Theory: Interpretation & Critique
616 American Electoral Behavior
617 Environmental Politics
618 The Problem of Sovereignty
619 Religion & Constitutionalism
620 Constitutionalism: Ideas & Institutions
621 Statistical Applications in Political Science
622 Hegel to Nietzsche
624 Graduate Seminar on Congress
625 Graduate: Introduction American Politics
626 Grad Constitutional Law
627 Seminar: The American Presidency
628 US Military Interventions
629 Separation of Powers
631 Theories of International Politics
632 Foreign Policy Decision Making
633 Electoral Politics in Post-Soviet Russia
634 Research Design: Strategies & Skills
635 Statistical Methods
641 Contemporary Theory & Res. Comp. Pol.
643 Christian Political Thought
644 Modern Christian Political Thought
645 Classical Political Thought
651 Political Theory I
652 Political Theory II
653 Marx & Political Theory
655 Bush v. Gore: Constitutionalism Besieged
662 Interdisciplinary Empirical Theory & World Politics
663 The Cold War & Soviet Archives
666 Environment and Development
681 Graduate Survey American Political Thought
682 Seminar: East Asian Political Thought
690 Politics of Reconstruction/Reparation
694 British Parliamental Internship
694S London Parliament Internship
695 Independent Study
701 German Idealism & Aftermath
702 Seminar: Philosophy & History
703 Seminar: International Political Economics
704 Seminar: International Pol. of the Atlantic Region
705 Seminar: Hegel
706 Seminar: Voegelin
707 Seminar: Comparative Urban Policy
708 Seminar: Political Development
709 Seminar: Topics Int'l. Pol. Econ.
710 Seminar: Rousseau and Kant
711 Seminar: The American Presidency
712 Heidegger & Political Theory
713 Adv Topics: Constitution Design
716 Seminar: Amer. Electoral Behavior
718 Adv. Seminar: Aristotle & Augustine
719 Political Thought Reform. Tradition
720 Seminar: Historicism
721 Seminar: Third World Development
722 Seminar: Irving Babbitt
723 Seminar: Politics & Imagination
724 Seminar: Russia, New/Old Euro, USA
726 Adv Topics: Constitutionalism & Public Law
736 Seminar: International Politics
740 Varieties of Capitalism
753 Seminar: Political Theory Heidegger
756 Political Theory Nietzsche
762 Seminar: Religion & American Founding
786 Seminar: Russia, Europe and World
991 Independent Study
992 Independent Study
993 Directed Readings
994 Directed Reading
995 Thesis-Masters
996 Thesis-Masters
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral

The following courses are offered off campus as part of the M.A. programs in congressional studies and international affairs:

 

CPOL Course Title
500 Introduction to International Affairs
501 Globalization
502 The Modern Congress
503 American Political Ideologies
509 Congress and Representation
512 Transnational Institutional Development
514 Terrorism and National Security
515 Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, & Ops Other Than War
518 Politics Peoples Republic of China
519 Politics of East Asia
520 US Political Leadership
524 The War on Terrorism
525 The Just War
528 Congressional Internship
529 Liberalism and Its Critics
531 Congressional Budget
532 Congressional Committees
534 Security after the Cold War
535 International Law of Armed Conflict
537 Political Economics and International Politics
538 Contemporary Middle East I
539 Contemporary Middle East II
540 Int'l Organization and Law
541 International Security Negotiations: Theory & Practice
543 National Security Law
544 Special Topics
545 Pacific Rim Relations
546 Intelligence and World Politics
547 Nation building
548 International Politics of East and Southeast Asia
549 Politics of Latin America
550 For Policy-Peoples Republic of China
551 Africa in World Politics
557 Parliamentary Procedures in Congress
558 Just Peace
559 Media and Foreign Policy
560 Issues in US Foreign Policy
562 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire
563 Politics of Post-Soviet Russia
564 Ethno culture in European Politics
565 Executive Branch Policy-Making
567 Arms Control, Disarmament & Non-Proliferation
574 European Integration and Security
575 Program and Policy Evaluation
576 Ethics and Public Policy
577 Political Theory of American Framing
579 Iran and Iraq
583 Comparative Political Development
584 International Politics of Central Asia States
585 Seminar: Politics of Islam
586 Political Change in East-Central Europe
593 Washington Internship
595 Independent Study
597 National Responses to Crisis
598 Insurgency and Revolution
601 Legislative Roles of the Executive Branch
602 The Legislative Presidency
608 Rethinking US Foreign Policy Institutions
612 Post Cold War Intervention
613 Law & Politics of Homeland Security
617 Warfare & World Politics
618 Problem of Sovereignty
620 Political Parties and Law
623 Congress, Presidential and Foreign Policy
624 Security in the Information Age
625 Grad Intro to American Politics
629 Contemporary Russian Politics and Euro Security
630 Classical Origins of IR Theory
650 Seminar on US Political Leadership
651 Political Theory I
652 Political Theory II
661 Congress and the Media
663 The Cold War & Soviet Archives
666 Executive & Legislative Leadership
725 Seminar: Post Cold War
670 Origins & Development of Congress
671 The Modern Congress
672 Congress & The Presidency
673 Congress & The Supreme Courts
674 Congressional Parties and Elections
675 Interest Groups & Congressional Lobbying
676 The Policy Process in Congress
677 Special Topic in Congressional Studies
678 Property Rights & Environmental Policy
679 Research & Analysis Practical Politics
690 Civil War
701 Seminary: Democracy in East Asia
724 Seminar: Russia, New/Old Eur US
786 Russia, New & Old Eur. & Am.
991 Independent Study
992 Independent Study
993 Directed Readings
994 Directed Readings
995 Thesis - Masters
996 Thesis-Masters


Department of Psychology

Professors Diane B. Arnkoff; James F. Brennan; Carol R. Glass; James H. Howard Jr.; David A. Jobes; Martin A. Safer; Marc M. Sebrechts, Chair; James Youniss
Professors Emeriti James P. O'Connor; Bruce M. Ross; Antanas Suziedelis
Visiting Professor Paul Fedio
Research Professor Pamela Greenwood
Associate Professors Deborah M. Clawson; Barry M. Wagner.
Research Associate Professor Cheryl Y. Trepagnier
Assistant Professors Sandra Barrueco; Rebecca L.M. Fuller, Marcie Goeke-Morey
Lecturers Anita Boss; Rolando Diaz; Paul Fedio; C. David Missar; Jonathan Segal

The Department of Psychology, one of the first established in the United States, was founded by Edward Pace upon his return in 1891 from study with Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig.

The department offers three programs at the doctoral level: clinical psychology, applied-experimental psychology and human development; and three at the master's level: general psychology, human factors and a joint M.A./J.D. program.

Master of Arts Degree

In addition to the M.A. in general psychology, the department offers a specialized M.A. program in human factors and a joint J.D./M.A. program.

The general and human factors M.A. programs each require 30 semester hours of graduate coursework. The J.D./M.A. requires 21 hours of coursework in psychology and 72 hours in law.

Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to the M.A. degree program must present a bachelor's degree from an accredited college. At least one course in general psychology or its equivalent is preferred, although not required. Additional coursework in basic areas of psychology is also desirable.

Application forms and supplementary instructions may be obtained from the department or on the Web at http://psychology.cua.edu/graduate. All application credentials should be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064. In addition to the completed application form, the applicant should also request that the following be sent to the director of graduate admissions: transcripts of undergraduate records and any other postsecondary studies; two letters of recommendation from officials or faculty members of the institution previously attended or from employment supervisors in the event that a long time has elapsed since the bachelor's degree studies. All M.A. programs, except the J.D./M.A. program, also require results of the verbal, quantitative and writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination. Applicants are not required to take the psychology section of the GRE. Although applications are accepted throughout the year, applications must be received at least six weeks before the start of classes.

Applicants should note that admission to the M.A. program does not ensure admission to a Ph.D. program. After completion of the M.A. degree, students may reapply to the Ph.D. area of their choice.

Programs

The Master of Arts degree is offered in general psychology, human factors and psychology and law (J.D.-M.A.). A formal thesis is required in the Human Factors Program. The general M.A. and the J.D./M.A. programs are nonthesis degrees; however, completion of a prescribed research paper or an in-depth topic paper is required.

General M.A. Degree. The Master of Arts in general psychology is awarded upon completion of 30 semester hours of credit, passing of a comprehensive examination and completion of a topic paper. There are two required courses: one in research methodology and one in statistics. The student must pass eight additional courses from a variety of different areas in psychology. Students may complete a three-credit research apprenticeship and a three-credit independent readings course toward the requirement.

Human Factors. The Human Factors Sequence provides a basic foundation in statistics, research methods and the applied-experimental techniques used by researchers in applied areas.

The M.A. in human factors is awarded after 30 hours of coursework (including directed readings and research experience), successful completion of a written comprehensive examination and successful defense of a master's thesis. Each student is encouraged to take up to six credits of approved coursework in a related area of concentration outside of psychology. Current areas of concentration in human factors are cognitive science, visualization and virtual reality, and human-computer interaction.

Joint J.D. (Law)-M.A. (Psychology). Students may apply for a joint program leading to simultaneous degrees in psychology and law. The program requires 93 semester credit hours (72 in law, 21 in psychology), compared to 110 credits if the two degrees are pursued separately. For further information, write directly to the director of M.A. programs at the Department of Psychology. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon acceptance into the Columbus School of Law at CUA.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The first-year program introduces general scientific psychology and methodology. After the first semester, specialization begins with individual research tutorials and continues to the doctoral dissertation. Research papers and other scholarly products are required as part of this training. The third and fourth years of study (and fifth year internship in the clinical psychology program) are devoted primarily to the student's specialty.

At the end of every year each student's course grades and general academic standing are reviewed. Continuation of advanced studies toward the doctoral degree is contingent upon a favorable review of the student's progress and the successful completion of special requirements set by the faculty.

Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

Prospective applicants can find program information and requirements on the department Web site, http://psychology.cua.edu. We prefer that applicants for the Ph.D. level of graduate study have taken the following undergraduate courses: General Psychology, Experimental Psychology (with laboratory), Statistics, and one semester of a laboratory science other than psychology. Additional coursework across the basic areas of psychology is highly weighted. Applicants also must submit results of the Graduate Record Examination (including the subject test in psychology for clinical program applicants). The required letters of recommendation should be written by individuals familiar with the applicant's academic background and aptitude for graduate study.

Applicants to the clinical program must also submit a Clinical Psychology Interest Form, rating sheets to accompany letters of recommendation, and a two- to three-page personal statement. The application deadline for the Clinical Psychology Program is Dec. 15. All application materials for the doctoral programs should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064.

Required Courses

Required courses for all Ph.D. students in the department are the following: Research Methods, Statistical Methods I and II, Research Apprenticeship (three semesters). Additional hours of core electives also are required within each program. The remainder of the student's program is planned in consultation with an adviser.

Completion of Degree Requirements

Coursework for the doctorate is usually completed within three or four years. The doctoral comprehensive examination is typically taken during the third year of study. Students are expected to complete all doctoral degree requirements within four years (five years for the Clinical Program). For legitimate reasons, an extension of the time limit may be granted in individual cases by the faculty.

Programs

Concentration is offered in three areas: clinical psychology, human development and applied experimental psychology. In addition, further specialization is offered in two particular areas: Children, Families and Cultures; and Cognitive Deficits across the Lifespan. The Children, Families and Cultures specialization provides interdisciplinary training in both normal and abnormal developmental processes within family and broader cultural contexts. Students wishing to train in that specialization are admitted to either the clinical or human development programs. The Cognitive Deficits Track focuses department-wide expertise in specific areas of human cognition, human emotion, and neuroscience. Program information is available on the department's Web site, http://psychology.cua.edu. If needed, printed descriptions can be requested directly from the department.

While a minimum of 53 semester hours of credit is required for the Ph.D., of which a maximum of 24 may be transferred from other institutions, Ph.D. degree training involves considerably more than the accumulation of credits. The development of research and applied skills is fostered by active participation in department activities, by individual tutorials, and by experience in training placements. Ph.D. candidates from other departments desiring to minor in psychology must obtain approval of selection of courses from the chair.

Clinical Psychology. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model and is accredited by the American Psychological Association (Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002. Web site address: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation, 202-336-5979). The goal of the program is the preparation of clinical psychologists with a thorough understanding of the science of psychology and its methods of investigation and a solid grounding in the application of psychology to the solution of human problems. Students receive supervised research and clinical experience at each level of graduate training to prepare them for careers in the research, teaching or professional aspects of clinical psychology. Research skills are taught through coursework, a three-semester research apprenticeship and the dissertation. Clinical skills are taught through courses and practica. Practicum experiences are provided on campus within the department and at the university's Counseling Center and off campus in a variety of mental health facilities. One year of the program is devoted to a full-time internship.

The specialization in children, families and cultures involves both basic and applied research on children, couples and families. Training in both child and family therapies is offered to students, including a program which provides family therapy services to the community. Issues of culture are an essential ingredient of the theoretical, methodological and intervention training and research work.

Applied-Experimental Psychology. This program offers advanced training in applied experimental psychology and applied cognitive science to prepare individuals for career opportunities in industry, government and universities. A major objective of both programs is to train students to carry out original, scholarly research and to understand how basic research can be usefully applied to the solution of practical problems.

The program emphasizes research skills and the examination of research questions related to real-world problems. Students are given a foundation in statistics and research methodology. Courses in basic and applied experimental psychology and cognitive science complete the formal academic curriculum. Coursework is supplemented by "hands-on" research training. Within the first year, students identify a specialty related to the research interests of a program faculty member and receive research-intensive experience in that area. Faculty research has been supported in recent years by government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation as well as by private foundations. The Applied-Experimental Psychology Program also maintains ties to other research institutions within and outside the university, thus providing students with excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research experience. Specialization areas that are offered within the program include cognitive deficits, applied cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, human-computer interaction, visualization and virtual reality, applied memory research, and cognitive aging.

Research laboratories associated with the Applied-Experimental Psychology Program are located in O'Boyle Hall. The nine-room Cognitive Aging Lab includes sound-attenuated testing booths as well as a network of PC and Apple Macintosh computers. The Cognition and Virtual Reality Lab includes several graphics workstations, two head-mounted displays with motion sensors, and a large rear projection screen. Special facilities are also available for the use of virtual reality and eye-tracking techniques in research on autism. Other laboratories contain microcomputers and video equipment. The university's high-performance workstations are also available for students and faculty members.

Human Development. (Currently accepting new students for only M.A. program). This program offers training in developmental psychology to prepare individuals for diverse career opportunities in government, private businesses and universities. Students gain a thorough knowledge of theory, basic research and applied research in the area of developmental psychology from infancy to old age. Students also gain competency with quantitative methods, qualitative methods and statistics. A sequence of relevant statistics and methods courses is required of all students. In the course of their training, students participate in ongoing research projects and conduct independent empirical investigations on selected topics. Following their first semester, students conduct research apprenticeships in developmental psychology each semester. All students are required to complete an empirical M.A. thesis and an oral thesis defense in order to be considered for Ph.D. candidacy.

The Human Development Program offers a Specialization in Children, Families and Cultures. This specialization emphasizes both normal and abnormal processes in child and adolescent development and examines these processes in the context of family life as well as the broader cultural environments within which people live. Students specializing in this area take courses focusing on the importance of family and cultural processes for theoretical, methodological and applied work. Students also work with faculty on research projects that situate development within either family and/or cultural contexts. A special asset of the human development program is its affiliation with the university's Life Cycle Institute. The institute houses researchers from the university as well as visiting scholars who study the human life span from interdisciplinary perspectives (such as psychology, sociology and political science). Research focuses include community service, marriage and family, acculturation, and civic development.

Other Information

Stipends

For information concerning university scholarships and fellowships, contact the Office of Graduate Financial Aid, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064 or visit us at http://financialaid.cua.edu/graduate.htm. The deadline for university scholarships is Feb. 1. There are also a limited number of departmental traineeships and assistantships.

Nondegree Students

Applicants may apply for nondegree status, although some courses are open only to students in particular Ph.D. sequences. The director of each M.A. program should be consulted for advice on available courses.

Nondegree students who later wish to be considered for degree status must submit updated applications ordinarly required for admission; however, there is no guarantee of acceptance into degree programs. If admitted as a regular student in a degree program, a maximum of three courses successfully completed as a nondegree student may be applied toward an advanced degree.

Clinical Training Centers

The university administers the on-campus Counseling Center, which provides psychological services to the student body. It is also a training site for clinical practica and externships. These clinical experiences allow graduate students-in-training the supervised opportunity to provide personal, vocational and educational counseling; the center also provides academic tutoring and learning assistance programs known as ATLAS.

The Center for Family Psychology, within the Department of Psychology, conducts basic and applied research on couples and families. Faculty members also offer clinical psychology doctoral students a variety of supervised training experiences in family therapy.

Life Cycle Institute

The department is affiliated with an ongoing multidisciplinary research program involving the core social sciences covering many aspects of public policy.

The institute's interdisciplinary setting encourages students to have a broad perspective toward research and theory. Upon recommendation by the department, students may hold appointments at the institute as research assistants or predoctoral fellows.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

PSY Course Title
522 Psychotherapy: Theory & Rsrch
523 Death, Grief and Loss
534 Theories of Cognitive Develop.
536 Human-Computer Interaction
551 Learning Disabilities
570 Visualization &Virtual Reality
590 Readings in Psychology
591 Readings in Psychology
592 Readings in Psychology
593 Psychology Internship
594 Psychology Internship
595 Independent Study
596 Independent Study
611 Psychological Methodology
615 Forensic Psychology
617 Seminar on Suicide
620 Psychology, Biology, and Technology
621 Cognitive Rehabilitation
623 Aging Brain: Cognition & Neuropathology
624 Seminar: Cognitive Science
625 Cognitive Aging
626 Marital Conflict and Children
628 Psychology of Memory
631 Sensation & Perception
635 Psychological Measurement
652 Cultural Psychology
656 Morality, Culture, and Religion
662 Grief & Loss in Clinical Practice
663 Social Psychology & Clinical Practice
679 Cognitive Science
689 Issues: History of Psychology
705 Statistical Methods I
706 Statistical Methods II
707 Heirarchical Linear Modeling
710 Proseminar Cognitive, Social, and Affective Psychology
712 Semester in Cognitive Disabilities
714 Introduction to Neuropsychology
715 Neuropsychological Assessment
726 Personality
727 Social Development
728 Cogitive & Neuropsychological Approaches to Human Memory
729 Contemporary Approaches Group Psychotherpy
733 Contemporary Psychodynamic Therepy & Practice
734 Couple and Family Interaction
735 Developmental Psychopathology
745 Cognitive & Behavior Therapy
759 Cognitive Neuroscience
777 Psychology of Emotions
780 Applied Memory Research
793 Master's Topic Paper Guidance
795 Research Apprenticeship MA
796 Resrch Apprenticeship MA
797 Research Apprenticeship MA
798 Master's Thesis Guidance
799 Master's Thesis Guidance
810 Psychthpy w/Child:Concep.App.
811 Research Methods in Psychology
812 Family Therapy: Theory & Practice
813 Psychopathology
820 Clinical Psychopharmacology
830 Cultural Issues in Clinical Psych
840 Ethics and Professional Issues
852 Principles of Development
878 Sem:Cognitive Science
879 Human Performance Systems
883 Applied Cognitive Psychology
890 Directed Research
891 Directed Research
901 Clinical Assessment I: Principles of Assessment, Intrviewing
902 Clinical Assessment II: Intelligence Testing
903 Laboratory in Clincal Assessment II
906 Personality Assessment: Projective Methods
907 Praticum Individual Psychotherepy
908 Praticum Individual Psychotherepy
909 Externship
910 Externship
912 Personality Assessment: Self-Report Method
914 Practicum in Assessment
915 Practicum in Assessment
916 Practicum in Assessment
921 Psychotherapy: Research & Methods
922 Internship
923 Internship
927 Observation of Family Therapy
928 Practicum in Family Therapy I
929 Practicum in Family Therapy II
930 Intensive Practicum in Family Therapy
952 Psychopharmacology
970 Advanced Clinical Training
971 Advanced Clinical Training
972 Advanced Clinical Training
984 Research Apprenticeship for PhD
985 Research Apprenticeship for PhD
986 Research Apprenticeship for PhD
987 Research Apprenticeship for PhD
988 Research Apprenticeship for PhD
989 Research Apprenticeship for PhD
997 Dissertation - Doctoral
998 Dissertation - Doctoral


Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures


Professor Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, S.T.; Chair
Professor Emeritus Richard M. Frank
Adjunct Associate Professor Janet A. Timbie

The Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures embodies CUA's historical commitment to integrate religious studies with the arts and sciences. From the beginning, the study of biblical and Christian Near Eastern languages and literatures was part of the university's curriculum. Graduate programs in Semitic and Coptic languages and biblical and Near Eastern antiquities were formally established in 1895. Two years later the department was founded by Monsignor Henri Hyvernat, the first professor chosen for CUA.

Major programs (M.A. and Ph.D.) in ancient Northwest Semitic (with a concentration in Biblical Hebrew) furnish the linguistic training and other auxiliary studies needed for a scholarly grasp of the text of the Holy Scriptures by a biblical exegete. Major programs (M.A. and Ph.D.) in early Near Eastern Christian languages and literatures (with concentrations in Syriac, Coptic and Arabic) make possible first-hand knowledge and interpretation of the Christian literatures of the Near East in their historical setting. The department's commitment to research and instruction in the languages, literatures and history of the Christian Near East is unique in this country, and it is one of the few academic centers where such studies are actively pursued.

In addition, the department provides instruction supportive to programs in other departments and schools, primarily programs in biblical studies and theology in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and early Christian studies. The facilities of the department are available to all qualified research workers for use either privately or under the direction and with the assistance of the staff. These facilities include the library, manuscripts and collection of Oriental antiquities of the Institute of Christian Oriental Research, founded by Monsignor Hyvernat.

Course Requirements. Thirty semester credit hours are required for the M.A.; credit hours at the 500 level in the student's major language do not qualify. The 30 credit hours must include 12 in the student's major language, as well as six credit hours in a second Semitic language judged (by the faculty) to be the most necessary for effective work in the student's major field. In the Program of Northwest Semitics, up to six credit hours of Greek (beyond the elementary level) may be counted. In addition to these 30 semester credit hours, the M.A. student must select (with the approval of the chair) two papers written for courses (completed with a grade of B or better) requiring a major research paper. After the courses are completed, the student must revise the papers and resubmit them to the major professor and to an additional reader for approval.

Students who wish to pursue a program combining aspects of various major programs are urged to consult in advance with all relevant faculty. The Ph.D. program incorporates the M.A. curriculum and requires an additional 30 semester hours of coursework.

Transfer of graduate credits earned at other accredited institutions is permitted in accordance with the university's regulations.

Students are expected to maintain a good overall standing in the program; students who do not do so will be subject to faculty review and dismissal. In particular, a student who receives one C will be subject to faculty review and will be placed on probationary standing in the program. A second C may lead to dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which the grade of C was earned, and the grade of the retake may replace the C; this can only be done once and must be done in consultation with the faculty.

Students are required in addition to take two courses, ordinarily six credits, outside the department. The courses should complement the student's interests and be adjusted to his or her background and training. The courses should be chosen with a view to broadening the student's exposure to humanistic study; language courses and computer courses do not fulfill this requirement.

The requirement may be fulfilled by courses at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. The courses can be taken in a variety of departments and programs, including biblical studies, theology, early Christian studies, English, modern languages, comparative literature, history, economics and politics. The student may propose any courses at CUA that fit into his or her program. The courses may be taken in one or more departments. In certain circumstances, courses offered elsewhere in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area or at The Johns Hopkins University; the University of Maryland, College Park; or other neighboring schools may be considered.

Language Requirements. All students are required to take six credits of Greek or be able to demonstrate an equivalent competence. A reading knowledge of French and German is strongly recommended from the beginning of graduate studies. All M.A. candidates must successfully complete the modern language qualification examination in one of these languages. Ph.D. candidates must successfully complete both.

Comprehensive Examinations. All degree candidates, whether M.A. or Ph.D., must register for the comprehensive examination at the beginning of the semester and notify the chair of the department in writing of their intention to take these examinations at least two months in advance. These examinations must be passed before work on the Ph.D. dissertation can begin.

Courses Offered

Please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

 

SEM Course Title
505 History of Christians in the Islamic Near East
511 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I
512 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
517 Readings in Biblical Hebrew
521 Introduction to Aramaic I
522 Introduction to Aramaic II
531 Introduction to Syriac I
532 Introduction to Syriac II
533 Basic Syriac
541 Introduction to Arabic I (6)
542 Introduction to Arabic II (6)
545 Arabic Literature I
546 Arabic Literature II
547 Arabic Literature in Translation
551 Introduction to Classical Ethiopic I
552 Introduction to Classical Ethiopic II
611 Biblical Hebrew Prose I
612 Biblical Hebrew Prose II
613 Mishnaic Hebrew
622 Biblical Aramaic
631 Syriac Literature I
632 Syriac Literature II
641 Readings in Islamic and Christian Arabic I
642 Readings in Islamic and Christian Arabic II
651 Readings in Classical Ethiopic I
652 Readings in Classical Ethiopic II
661 Introduction to Akkadian I
662 Introduction to Akkadian II
671 Middle Egyptian I
672 Middle Egyptian II
675 History and Culture of Pharaonic Egypt I
676 History and Culture of Pharaonic Egypt II
681 Introduction to Coptic Studies I
682 Introduction to Coptic Studies II
683 Basic Coptic
705 History of Christians in the Islamic Near East
706 Introduction to Ugaritic
707 Ugaritic: Grammar and Texts I
708 Ugaritic: Grammar and Texts II
709 Comparative Semitic Grammar
711 Biblical Hebrew Poetry I
712 Biblical Hebrew Poetry II
713 Intertestamental Hebrew (Qumran)
716 Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
717 Seminar in Biblical Hebrew I
718 Seminar in Biblical Hebrew II
721 Qumran Aramaic
723 Aramaic Dialects
731 Seminar in Syriac Patristics I
732 Seminar in Syriac Patristics II
741 Seminar in Arabic I
742 Seminar in Arabic II
761 Reading of Akkadian Texts I
762 Reading of Akkadian Texts II
763 Akkadian Economic, Legal, and Administrative Texts I
764 Akkadian Economic, Legal, and Administrative Texts II
781 Readings in Coptic I
782 Readings in Coptic II
783 Coptic Seminar I
784 Coptic Seminar II
785 Studies in Coptic Epigraphy
993 Directed Readings
997 Dissertation-Doctoral
998 Dissertation-Doctoral


Department of Sociology


Professors Sandra L. Hanson; Bronislaw Misztal, Chair
Professors Emeriti Dean R. Hoge; Raymond H. Potvin
Associate Professors Enrique Pumar, Donald Paul Sullins
Adjunct Professors James Loewen, Anthony Pogorelc; Leszek J. Sibilski
Visiting Professors Francesco Villa (Italy), J. Pawel Gieorgica (Poland)

The Department of Sociology, founded in the mid-1890s is one of the oldest sociology schools in the United States. It is associated with the Life Cycle Institute-an advanced social science and public policy research center. In keeping with its long academic tradition the department offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Arts. Currently, the master's program is organized around three principal foci: Public Policy Analysis (offering courses on poverty, education, ethnic, urban, disability, sports and gender policies as well as economic sociology and social change), critical contemporary criminology (offering courses on the sociology of law, international crime and terrorism, surveillance and penology, sociology of organizations and law enforcement), and global macro-social processes (offering courses on globalization and fragmentation of modern markets and societies, urban development, political and religious change around the world, civil society and social justice, and comparative analyses of contemporary societies, which focuses on Latin American and European societies). In each of these areas students receive profound training in research methods and theory. Students prepare for careers in public policy analysis, research and teaching. Graduate education at the Sociology Department serves as an excellent terminal degree attainment strategy, as well as a conduit for successful application to law schools, doctoral programs in sociology and social work, and professional schools. In exceptional cases education can be continued towards a Ph.D. in Public Policy, which is a new interdisciplinary field of study.

The graduate program has a required core curriculum. Upon request, programs other than the three main areas of specialization may be designed, drawing on current human capital of the department, and on other schools that participate in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan area. Students can take courses within other departments of The Catholic University of America. The course of studies is complemented by a variegated spectrum of internships. Recently, students interned in Justice Department, Health and Social Services Department, World Bank and the IMF, and various law enforcement agencies, that included the Federal Marshall Service and the FBI.

Additional information is available from the chair of the department on concentrations and course offerings that can be secured through other consortium sociology departments at American, Georgetown, George Washington and Howard universities and the University of Maryland. Thus the students have available to them many courses in numerous areas of specialization, as well as a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to sociology.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Candidates for the master's degree must successfully pass the following courses: 501, Research Methods; 503, Social Statistics; 506, Statistical Analysis of Categorical Data; 512, Contemporary Sociological Theory; 601, Social Organization; 604, Intermediate Social Statistics. There is no language requirement for the M.A. The master's degree requires 30 semester hours of graduate work, six of which can be fulfilled by writing an M.A. thesis. As an option to the thesis, two significant written reports of a research nature may be submitted. Departmental grade policy is as follows: students are required to have grades not lower than a B- from all courses in sociology. The department makes a distinction between the skill and the core courses. Students who receive a grade lower than a B- from any of the skill courses (501, 503, 506, 604) may petition the department and may be allowed to retake the course one more time with departmental permission. Core courses cannot be retaken. Departmental grade policy specifies that students who do not meet the grade criteria are subject to dismissal from the program.

A comprehensive examination is given to students finishing their M.A. coursework. The examination is based on coursework and especially on an integrated reading list revised periodically by the faculty. The department views carefully the professional training of each graduate student; in this regard the faculty normally expects students to engage successfully in teaching or research under faculty supervision. This can be done through an assistantship, independent research or outside employment.

Financial Aid

The department offers a limited number of teaching assistantships. In addition, research assistantships are available when faculty members have funded research projects. Research assistantships also are available through the Life Cycle Institute. Applicants wanting to apply for a teaching or research assistantship should correspond directly with the chair of the Department of Sociology. Other applications for financial aid are made at the time of application for admission to graduate study (see the section on Financial Support in the General Information section of these Announcements).

Courses Offered

For descriptions of courses offered in the current semester, please consult the registrar's Web site at https://cardinalstation.cua.edu.

 

SOC Course Title
501 Research Design and Methods
503 Social Statistics
504 International Crime & Control
505 Sociology of Deviance
506 Statistical Analysis of Categorical Data
507 Advanced Sociology of Education
508 Juvenile Delinquency
509 Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Law
510 Policing and its Control
511 Victims and Offenders: A Survey
512 Comparative Theories of Modern Society
513 Data Handling in Social Science
514 Sex and Society
515 Crime in Urban Society
517 Crime & Its Control
519 State and Society
520 Analysis of Terrorism: Here and Abroad
522 Crisis and Disaster: Management and Control
524 Complex Human Relations in Multicultural Societies
528 Social Stratification & Mobility
530 Family Problems
534 Economic Sociology
535 Crime Prevention: Implementation and Evaluation
541 Religion and Society
545 Sports and Society
549 Social Fragmentation
550 Cyberspace and Society
556 Sociology of Education
560 Politics and Society
562 Social Organizations
563 Modern Social Movements
571 Social Deviance
573 Cross-Cultural Gender Studies
579 Graduate Sociology Internship
580 Graduate Sociology Internship
583 Global Policies of Disability
601 Social Organization
604 Intermediate Social Statistics
624 Conflict Resolution
629 Death, Society, Human Rights
630 European Cities and Urbanization Policies in Modern Europe
650 Race and Ethnicity
673 Research in Gender Across Societies
681 Population & Demographic Anlys
801 Independent Research / Reading
802 Independent Research / Reading
803 Independent Research / Reading
804 Independent Research / Reading
805 Independent Research or Reading
806 Independent Research / Reading
901 Advanced Research Seminar I
902 Advanced Research Seminar II
904 Independent Research
995 Master's Thesis Guidance
996 Master's Thesis Guidance
997 Doctoral Dissertation Guidance
998 Doctoral Dissertation Guidance