The Catholic University of America

School of Arts and Sciences

Officers of Instruction

Faculty

Claudia Bornholdt, Ph.D.
Acting Dean; Associate Professor of German
Laura Mayhall, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of History
Kerstin T. Gaddy, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs; Clinical Assistant Professor of German
Nancy E. Adleman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology
Niki Akhavan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Jon W. Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Diane B. Arnkoff, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Psychology
Gregory E. Baker, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English
Aaron Barkatt, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Sandra Barrueco, Ph.D.
Associate 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
Aaron Butts, Ph.D. Assisrant Professor of Semitics and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Uta-Renate Blumenthal, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of History
Victor M. Bogdan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Kathryn E. Bojczyk, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Education
James F. Brennan, Ph.D.
Provost; Professor of Psychology
Greg A. Brewer, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Diane Bunce, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Ronald S. Calinger, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History
Gonzalo Campos-Dintrans, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish
Agnes Cave, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education
Renate L. Chancellor, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science
Phyllis P. Chock, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Youngok Choi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
John Choy, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
Deborah M. Clawson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Lucy M. Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Thomas M. Cohen, Ph.D.
Curator, Oliveira Lima Library; Associate Professor of History
Daniel Colón, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish
John J. Convey, Ph.D.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education
Anita G. Cook, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Edward M. Cook, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
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
Bruno M. Damiani, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Christopher N. Darnton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Politics
Jennifer R. Davis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History
Anna Deeny, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Duilia de Mello, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics
Thomas F. Donahue, Ph.D.
Professor of Drama
Biprodas Dutta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Sherif T. El-Helaly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Serena Ferrando, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Italian
Sarah Brown Ferrario, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Greek and Latin
John G. Figura, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor for Professional Practice of Art
Rosalind M. Flynn, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Drama
Rona Frederick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Daniel Garcia-Donoso, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Spanish
Daniel R. Gibbons, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English
Carol R. Glass, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Paul G. Glenn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Marcie Goeke-Morey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
John E. Golin, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Matthew N. Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
James J. Greene, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies; Professor of Biology
Tobias Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, Ph.D.
Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Joan Tasker Grimbert, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of French
Andrew D. Gross, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Rev. Thomas P. Halton, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Greek and Latin
Sandra L. Hanson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Heather R. Haverback, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Education
Marietta Hedges, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Drama
Nora M. Heimann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art
Jean-Michel Heimonet, Ph.D.
Professor of French
Dorle Hellmuth, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Politics
Phillip Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
J. Benjamin Hinnnant, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology
Eleanor Holdridge, M.F.A. Assistant Professor of Drama
Tanja Horn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics
Barbara J. Howard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
James H. Howard, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D. Professor of Library and Information Science
Shufen Hwang, M.A. Clinical Instructor of Chinese
Katherine L. Jansen, Ph.D.
Professor of History
David A. Jobes, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Glen M. Johnson, Ph.D. Professor of English
Martin L. Johnson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Margaret Ann Kassen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French and Spanish
Sung Un Kim, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science
Michael C. Kimmage, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Franz Klein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
K. Jon Klein, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Drama
Árpád von Klimó, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History
William E. Klingshirn, Ph.D.
Professor of Greek and Latin
Vadim Knyazev, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Lilla Kopár, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Ildiko M. Kovach, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Chemistry
Steven B. Kraemer, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
John A. Kromkowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
William M. Kules, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
Jack R. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Alexander Levin, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Todd M. Lidh, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of English
Dolores Lima, M.A. Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish
Guoyang Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Stefania Lucamante, Ph.D.
Professor of Italian
Rev. John E. Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History and Canon Law
Pedro B. Macedo, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Michael Mack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Frank A.C. Mantello, Ph.D.
Professor of Greek and Latin
Hanna Marks, Ph.D. Associate Professor of German
William J. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Greek and Latin
Stephen J. McKenna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Charmaine L. McMahon, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish
Angela McRae, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Education
Farzana A. McRae, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Timothy Meagher, Ph.D.
University Archivist; Associate Professor of History
Paul H.E. Meijer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Gregory J. Miller, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Nelson H. Minnich, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Church History
Jonathan Monaghan, M.F.A. Assistant Professor of Art
Elizabeth Montanaro, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Education
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
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
Ekaterina M. Nestorovich, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
James P. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Sister Anne O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of English
Taryn L. Okuma, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of English
James P. O'Leary, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Mario A. Ortiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Jennifer Paxton, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of History
Ian L. Pegg, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
John F. Petruccione, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Greek and Latin
John Philip, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Lawrence R. Poos, Ph.D. Professor of History
Franklin H. Portugal, Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Biology
Enrique S. Pumar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Rebecca Rainof Mas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English
Venigalla B. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Lorenzo L. Resca, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Brendan A. Rich, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology
Mario A. Rojas, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Raluca Romaniuc, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of French
Bruce M. Ross, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Katharina Rudolf, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of German
Kevin Rulo, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of English
Alexander T. Russo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Claes G. Ryn, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics

Martin A. Safer, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Gabriella Sanchez, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Sociology
Abhijit Sarkar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physics
Stephen F. Schneck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Merylann J. Schuttloffel, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Marc M. Sebrechts, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Joseph M. Sendry, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of English
J. Prasad Senesi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jason T. Sharples, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History
Amanda Sheffer, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of German
Joshua K. Shepperd, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Caroline R. Sherman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Peter Shoemaker, Ph.D. Associate Professor of French
David E. Shumaker, M.S. Clinical Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
Irene Slagle, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Gary Sloan, M.F.A.
Professor of Drama
Daniel I. Sober, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Lawrence Somer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Vijay Sookdeo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Claire E. Spears, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology
Chelsea Stieber, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of French
Ernest F. Suarez, Ph.D.
Professor of English
D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Antanas Suziedelis, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Sue Yeon Syn, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science
Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of History
Wallace J. Thies, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Patrick Tuite, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Drama
Pamela L. Tuma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Herbert M. Überall, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Maura Ugarte, M.F.A. Clinical Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Joan B. Urban, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Politics
Vadim Uritsky, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics
Barry Wagner, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Shavaun Wall, Ph.D.

Euphemia Lofton Haynes Professor of Education

Rev. William A. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy
David J. 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
Lev Weitz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History
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
Stephen K. Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Andrew Yeo, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Politics
Julia Young, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History
James E. Youniss, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Jane Zhang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

Associates of the Faculty

Mohammed Adel-Hadadi, Ph.D. Research Associate, Chemistry
Arthur Aikin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Michael Bell, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Physics
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
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
Patrick Collins, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Lawrence Cook, Ph.D. Research Professor of Chemistry
Daniel M. Crenshaw, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Dana Hurley Crider, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Jennifer A. Crumlish, Ph.D. Research Associate, Psychology
Leonard DeFiore, Ed.D.
Research Assistant Professor and Brother Patrick Ellis Chair of Education
Michael DiSanti, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Artem Feofilov, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Frank Ferguson, Ph.D. Research Associate, Chemistry
Natchimuthukonar Gopalswamy, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Theodore Gull, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Physics
Sergio Ipatov, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Rosina Iping, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Sungmu Kang, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D. Research Associate, Psychology
Gladys 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 Professor of Physics
Allen Lunsford, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Mildred Martin, Ph.D. Research Associate, Chemistry
Patrick Mehl, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Benjamin Michael, Ph.D. Research Associate, Chemistry
Donald J. Michels, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physics
Ryan Milligan, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Marla Moore, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor of Chemistry
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 Nielsen, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Sten Odenwald, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Leon Ofman, Ph.D. Research Professor of Physics
Vladimir Osherovich, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Judit Pap, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Sergio Picozzi, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics
Lutz Rastaetter, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Nelson Reginald, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Michael Reiner, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Joachim Schmidt, Ph.D. Research Associate, Physics
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
John Sczepanski, Ph.D. Research Associate, Chemistry
Malgorzata Selwa, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Myron A. Smith, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Andrea Sobel, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate, Education
Richard Starr, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Janet A. Timbie, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Ekaterina Verner, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Physics
Geronimo Villaneuva, 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

Mission Statement

The School of Arts and Sciences of The Catholic University of America:

  • Performs a central role in the larger mission of CUA as the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, and standswithin the Catholic intellectual traditionin direct succession to the heritage of Catholic universities
     
  • Enriches educational and research opportunities, enhances cultural life, and engages public discourse through its location in the nation’s capital, as intended by the university’s founders
     
  • Encompasses the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, and is uniquely capable of fostering collaboration among the disciplines
     
  • Comprises faculty united in its dedication to integrating research and scholarship with undergraduate and graduate teaching to the highest standards of academic excellence
     
  • Educates its students academically and ethically, and provides them with the knowledge, reason, and inspiration to comprehend and lead in a changing world

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 that oversee university-wide academic matters.

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

Curricula

Major Programs

The following departmental and interdepartmental majors are offered:

Anthropology
Art History/Studio Art
Biochemistry/B.A.
Biochemistry/B.S.
Biology/B.A.
Biology/B.S.
Chemical Physics
Chemistry/B.S.
Classical Civilization
Classical Humanities
Classics (Greek and Latin)
Drama
Early Childhood Education
Education Studies
Elementary Education
English Language and Literature
English and Secondary Education
Environmental Chemistry/B.S.
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
History and Secondary Education
Italian Studies
Mathematics/B.A.
Mathematics/B.S.
Mathematics and Secondary Education
Mathematics/Physics/B.S.
Media Studies
Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Pre-Law
Physics/B.A.
Physics/B.S.
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish for International Service
Theology and Religious Studies

1. Secondary Education programs in Art, Drama, and Modern Languages were suspended as of May 2012; students previously admitted to these programs may complete them.

2. Students interested in Computer Science should consult the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the School of Engineering. The Bachelor of Arts with major in Music is offered by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. The Bachelor of Social Work is offered by the National Catholic School of Social Service.

3. While majors are not offered in the following subjects, course sequences are provided, making it possible in most instances to meet the requirements for graduate study or for professional certification:

a. Library and Information Science
b. Semitic and Egyptian Languages

4. The Department of Education offers programs leading to teacher certification at the early childhood and elementary levels, and-through joint programs with subject-area departments-at the secondary level. Secondary education programs are available in English, history, and mathematics. (For music education programs, see the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music section of these Announcements.) For more information on certification programs, contact the director of teacher education in the Department of Education.

Accelerated Degree Programs
For additional information on the accelerated programs described below, the student should consult the assistant dean for undergraduate studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.
 

Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program
Students of exceptional achievement may fulfill all requirements for the bachelor's degree in three years in residence. This may be accomplished by over-electing six courses each semester after the first (a 3.0 grade-point average is required to over-elect), plus completing five courses during summer sessions. Special recognition at commencement is accorded to students who complete this accelerated degree program. This recognition is not available for students who transfer to CUA from other institutions. The number of courses brought in at matriculation (through Advanced Placement and similar programs) is limited for students seeking this recognition, as is the number of transfer courses after CUA matriculation. Consult the assistant dean for details.

B.A.-M.A./B.S.-M.S. Program
The School of Arts and Sciences offers to students with outstanding academic records (minimum 3.5 grade-point average) the possibility of beginning work toward a master's degree during the junior year. In such cases, up to four courses may, with approval, be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. However, all requirements for the bachelor's degree must be completed before credits toward the master's degree may be applied, and all M.A. or M.S. requirements must be completed within five years of matriculation. Application should be made at the beginning of the junior year and must be completed by the end of the junior year. A 3.5 cumulative grade-point average is required at the time of application.

Six-Year B.A.-J.D. Program (Law)
A cooperative program of the School of Arts and Sciences and CUA's Columbus School of Law allows undergraduates to apply for admission to the Columbus School of Law after three years in the School of Arts and Sciences. The program is open to all undergraduates regardless of major field, but enrollment is limited. Acceptance depends upon a superior undergraduate academic record, appropriate score on the Law School Admission Test, and an estimate of the student's ability to pursue the study of law after the junior year. Initial steps to enter the program should be taken before the end of the sophomore year, when a 3.6 grade-point average is required, and application made to the law school in the second semester of the junior year. Successful candidates receive the B.A. degree at the end of the fourth year and the J.D. degree two years thereafter.

During the fourth year of study (which is the senior year of the B.A. program and the first year of the J.D. program at the Law School), students are fully matriculated in the Law School and are required to pay the full tuition and fees charged for the J.D. program, less any financial aid or scholarship awarded. Students will be considered for financial aid and competitive scholarships at the Law School, but eligibility under this program does not guarantee an award.

CUAbroad: Education Abroad Programs
CUAbroad (Education Abroad Office) works with the various academic and administrative units campus-wide to provide a wide array of education abroad opportunities for both CUA and non-CUA students. CUAbroad offers short-term as well as semester- or year-long programs, honors study abroad, international internships, and intensive language programs. CUAbroad also provides specialized services to CUA students, such as education abroad advising, an education abroad resource library, issuance of the International Student ID card, and travel insurance information. CUAbroad is part of the Center for Global Education at CUA, which advances the international character of the university by promoting, supporting, and developing international and intercultural education opportunities for members of the CUA community. For information, consult the CUAbroad website.

Professional Education

Education
Preparation for teaching certification is provided for those planning to enter the teaching profession at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary school level. The teacher education unit is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and its programs are nationally recognized by NCATE's Specialized Professional Associations. All programs are approved by the District of Columbia. A standard teaching certificate may be obtained from the District of Columbia upon completion of a teacher education program. At this time, the District of Columbia has reciprocity agreements with 44 states and jurisdictions.

Preprofessional Advising

Law

Prelegal education is mainly concerned with the development of

  1. comprehension and verbal expression,
  2. critical understanding of human institutions and the values with which the law deals, and
  3. creative power of thinking.

These goals have led the committee on Prelegal Education of the Association of American Law Schools to conclude that college education that emphasizes the development of these basic skills and insights is far more important than "mere education for later professional training and practice." This means that colleges serve the need of later legal training best by stressing the ends of liberal education. While, therefore, thorough learning in any wide cultural field will meet the above mentioned requirements, the special background acquired in one of the following areas of concentration may prove particularly helpful: economics, English, history, philosophy, politics, or sociology. For further information on preparing for law school, interested students may contact the undergraduate office of the School of Arts and Sciences or the Office of Career Services, which provides a thorough website on applying to law school. For more information and advising, contact Dr. Renate Chancellor at Chancellor@cua.edu.

Library and Information Science
CUA's ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library Science program prepares students for leadership positions in the information fields. Graduates may curate and manage cultural heritage information and artifacts; create digital collections; provide information services to faculty and students in higher education; teach information literacy and technology to enhance teaching and learning in K-12 education; serve the information needs of the public; and conduct research and information analysis in law, business, national security, medicine, and other subject fields. Although no specific academic background is necessary for study in this field, the ideal applicant is comfortable with information technology and able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Analytical and problem-solving abilities and an understanding of the research process in a specific discipline are also highly valued. For more information, contact the Department of the Department of Library and Information Science.

Medicine, Dentistry, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry, Podiatric Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Premedical Advising at The Catholic University of America includes students preparing for all of the medical fields noted above. The advisement is designed to provide the education, as well as the guidance, that will best enable students to pursue their goals as practitioners or medical researchers.Contact Marion Ficke, M.S., Premedical Coordinator and Assistant to the Chair, Department of Biology at Ficke@cua.edu.
In accordance with the concept of undergraduate study at a liberal arts institution, there is no separate curriculum for premedical instruction. Students choose a major suited to their interests and talents. Most premedical students follow a program of concentration in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or psychology; however, the premedical student may choose from a wide range of liberal arts majors. Another option is biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering. The required premedical courses are incorporated into the requirements in certain of the science programs and are taken as electives in other areas of concentration. All of the undergraduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences are designed to provide a well-balanced liberal education, strongly preferred for premedical students.
Students interested in Premedical Advising should communicate with the premedical coordinator. CUA also welcomes students who have earned degrees and are interested in pursuing premedical courses.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Forty credit-bearing courses of at least three semester hours each are required, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for courses taken at this university. At least half the courses in a degree program must be taken at the Catholic University of America. The number of transfer courses after matriculation at CUA is limited to two times the number of years in residence; this limit does not apply to courses brought in at the time of matriculation or to courses taken during CUA Education Abroad programs. In addition, no more than two courses per year may be transferred from summer terms at other institutions.

Normal course load and over-electing
The normal course load is five courses (of three or more credits each) per semester. A student who earns a 3.0 semester grade-point average or has a 3.0 cumulative average may over-elect a sixth course in the following semester. Any student may over-elect a sixth course regardless of gpa in one semester of the senior year but not both (unless the gpa criterion is met). Contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs in McMahon Hall 107 for permission: (202) 319-5114.

Distribution Requirements
For more detailed information on the seven categories summarized below, consult the Arts & Sciences Advising Handbook (available online) or the undergraduate office of the School of Arts and Sciences.

1. Philosophy. Four courses, including PHIL 201 and 202 and one additional course in each of these two areas: Logic, Morality, and Action; and Nature Knowledge, and God. (For courses within each area, consult the Program in Philosophy section of these Announcements.)

2. Theology and Religious Studies. Four courses, including TRS 201. For specific information, including courses in designated areas, consult the TRS Undergraduate Program website.

3. English Composition. ENG 101 (or 103 for non-native speakers), with grade of C- or higher.

4. Humanities. Three courses, at least two in the same department.

5. Language and Literature. Four courses: two courses at the intermediate level (103-104) in an ancient or modern foreign language; and two courses in ancient or modern literature (including literature in English).

6. Mathematics and Natural Science. Four courses, including at least one in mathematics; at least two of the four must be in the same department.

7. Social and Behavioral Sciences. Four courses, at least two of which must be in the same department.

Major Program
Twelve to fourteen courses. (In general, no more than fourteen courses are permitted in the major department.) See departmental requirements below in these Announcements. Each course in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Courses in the major simultaneously fulfill the distribution requirement in the area corresponding to that discipline.

Electives
Courses other than distribution and major requirements are free electives. A department may require, beyond specific courses in the major, as many as eight courses in a closely related and necessary secondary field; therefore, the number of electives will vary depending upon the student's major.

Pass-fail grading for free electives. Prior to the deadline published in the academic calendar, free electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis. Approval of the assistant dean is required to make this change. Neither pass nor fail for a course taken on this basis will affect the student's cumulative average, but fail will earn no degree credit. Courses taken pass/fail may not be used to fulfill major, minor, or distribution requirements.

Senior Comprehensive Assessment
During the senior year, each undergraduate degree student must pass a Senior Comprehensive Assessment, designed and administered by the major department or program. The comprehensive assessment evaluates majors' ability to synthesize the subject matter and methods of the discipline.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, as well as the program in Biochemistry, offer the degree Bachelor of Science. Students pursuing this degree are required to take more courses in mathematics and science and, to compensate, have the number of free electives and distribution requirements reduced. 

Each B.S. program is arranged differently, so students must consult the specific department involved for special requirements of the particular program.

Rules Concerning Probation and Dismissal

A student whose cumulative grade-point average is below 2.0 is on academic probation. A student on academic probation is restricted to a semester maximum of four courses (of three or more credits each) and may not participate in extracurricular activities such as student government and intercollegiate athletics.

For purposes of athletic eligibility, a freshman whose cumulative grade-point average is below 2.0 after the first semester in residence is classified on academic warning and maintains eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. Academic warning status is for one semester only. The enrollment restriction for students on academic warning is the same as for academic probation. In criteria for dismissal below, academic warning is equivalent to academic probation.

For full information on academic standing, including academic probation and academic warning, see the policies.cua.edu website.

Any of the following is grounds for academic dismissal from the School of Arts and Sciences:

  1. Failure to gain a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average after two semesters on academic probation and/or academic warning.
  2. Failure in three or more courses in any given semester.
  3. At the end of the spring semester of any academic year, a cumulative grade-point average below 1.5.
  4. Failure to gain acceptance into a program of concentration after the fourth semester of full-time college work (or after the semester in which the student completes his or her 17th course).

The University reserves the right to review the record of a student at any time for the purpose of determining whether a student meets the standards necessary for graduation. If, in the opinion of the University, this review reveals serious shortcomings, the student may be dismissed.

A student on academic probation may not graduate until he or she has gained a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

Minor and Certificate Programs

A student in the School of Arts and Sciences may choose to earn one or more optional minors or certificates in fields outside the major department. (Majors in a foreign language may, however, minor in another foreign language.) Most minors consist of six courses, as specified by the appropriate department. For requirements of specific certificates, see departmental and program listings below. Substitutions are generally not permitted and no course may be taken on a pass/fail basis. A maximum of two courses in a minor may be transferred from other institutions, provided that these courses are evaluated as equivalent to the courses specified. A list of minors, certificates, and requirements is available in the online Arts & Sciences Advising Handbook. Further information and applications are available in the undergraduate office, School of Arts and Sciences.

Department of Anthropology

Professors
Jon W. Anderson, Chair; Phyllis P. Chock (emerita); Lucy M. Cohen (emerita); Anita Cook
Lecturers
David T. Clark; Luis Antonio Curet; Miriam Doutriaux; Patricia S. Maloof; Marilyn Merritt; Tadeusz Mich; Raul Sanchez Molina; Elizabeth Pruitt; Sandra Scham; Tina Shrestha; Benjamin Skolnik

Anthropology is the study of human diversity from the Paleolithic to the present through comparisons of how humans form and think about communities, make a living, shape and are shaped by the environment, communicate, express themselves in art, religion, language, and in practical activities. Anthropologists integrate different kinds of data about past and contemporary ways of life in the natural situations where people live or have lived, such as an archaeological site, a village, or an urban metropolis, but also virtual worlds and even global networks. The aim of anthropological study is to develop composite, empirically based accounts of human life and cultures. Students in anthropology acquire a broad perspective on social and cultural dimensions of diverse ways of life, including our own, and tools for integrating specialized knowledge into perspectives on global processes that shape our world.

Courses for anthropology majors leading to a B.A. include three courses in the foundational disciplines of cultural anthropology (101), archaeology (108), human biology and evolution (105); a pair of core courses on anthropological perspectives (200) and research design and conduct (201); six topical electives; and a senior capstone that can be a seminar (452), internship/practicum (453), or independent research (493) directed by a faculty member. Courses in the HSSS sequence serve for social science distribution requirements or as free electives for majors.  An overall GPA of C is required for acceptance into the major, and GPA of B in the major courses is required for continuing in the major.

For other majors, the distribution requirement in math/natural science may be fulfilled by ANTH 105, 108, 218, and 354.

The distribution requirement in social sciences for non-anthropology majors may be fulfilled by any ANTH course other than those designated as fulfilling the natural science requirement.

Courses Offered

Please consult the Web site anthropology.cua.edu/ for descriptions and schedule of courses offered in the current semester.

ANTH

Course Title

101

Introduction to Anthropology: Cultures in a Global Society

105

Human Evolution

108

Introduction to Archaeology

110

Speech and Experience: Anthropology of Language

136

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (Summer only)

200

Core Perspectives in Anthropology

201

Research Design and Conduct in Anthropology

202

Sex and Culture in Modern World

204

Forensic Anthropology

206 Exploration, Excavation & Explanation: Laboratory Analysis and Field Investigation Techniques

214

The Anthropology of Food

215

Archaeology of the Biblical Lands

217

Migrants, Refugees and the Homeless

218

End of Nature? Environmental Degradation in a Globalizing Society

220

Technology and Society

230

Sacred Cities of the World

250
New Political Anthropology

254

Ancient Cultures of South America

259

Ancient Art and Architecture

260

Religion, Thought and Moral Imagination

270

The Information Society

310

Islam in the Modern World

313

Environment & Society

315

Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism

322

Lost Cities and Ancient Empires

324 Cultural Heritage of Native Americans

334

The Incas

354

Archaeology of Settlements and Landscapes

355

Latinos and Latinas in the U.S.

366

Identity and Community in America

371

Latin America in the New Millennium

390

Politics and Religion in Middle East

452

Senior Seminar

493
Student-Faculty Research

495

Practicum/Internship in Anthropology

496

Senior Thesis in Anthropology

498

Senior Comprehensive Exam

505

Applied Anthropology

506

Applied Archaeology

507

Applied Anthropology in Ministry

508

Anthropology and Salvadoran Migration: Ethnography and Policy (summer only)

541

Health Society and Culture

580

Selected Topics in Area Studies

 

Department of Art

Professors Emeriti

Thomas Nakashima; John R. Winslow

Associate Professor

Nora M. Heimann, Chair

Assistant Professor

John G. Figura

Assistant Professor Jonathan Monaghan

Lecturers

Jeffrey Andrews; Matthew Barrick; Adam Bradley; Dena Crosson; Peter Dueker; Kevin Mitchell; Manuel Navarrete; Beverly Ress; Erik Sandberg; Lara Yeager-Crasselt

 "Between the world of men and transcendent divinity there exists art. Art is the will to truth made physically manifest."

-Andre Malraux

The Department of Art is devoted to nurturing the production and understanding of artistic expression, one of the oldest, most vital, and most human of endeavors. The department offers programs in art history and studio art leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. An interdisciplinary B.A. in studio art and secondary education is also offered in cooperation with the Department of Education. Together, these programs are dedicated to the proposition that art and culture are one, and that exposure to the visual arts is an essential component of every liberal education. Our goal of fostering a greater appreciation of the arts is especially fitting at The Catholic University of America, given both the historic tradition of brilliant art patronage by the Catholic Church, and the outstanding resources of Washington, D.C. Among the many nearby institutions that offer world-class art collections are the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, Hillwood, and Dumbarton Oaks. Students in the department are encouraged to utilize these resources through study, institutional internships and sponsored research, whenever possible.

Through courses both within and outside the department, art majors are provided with a broad introduction to the humanities, as well as a sophisticated initiation into the practice, theory, and appreciation of the arts. The major in the studio art program takes two courses each in the fundamentals of design, drawing and composition, and art history, followed by a three-course sequence in painting, sculpture or digital arts, plus one additional studio art elective. Studio art majors are also required to take contemporary art history. The major in the art history program takes survey courses in the history of art and architecture, one studio course, and a selection of specialized courses from each of the following three periods: Ancient and Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern and Contemporary. Majors in both programs take the Senior Seminar. Studio Art majors also take the Junior Seminar. Art history majors take comprehensive examinations in their senior year. Studio art majors produce a creative project under the direction of an art faculty member to fulfill the senior assessment requirement. Seniors in art history who qualify for honors have the opportunity to earn further distinction by writing a senior honors thesis under the supervision of their faculty adviser.

To be accepted as a major, an applicant for the program in Studio Art must have at least a B average in ART 101, 102 or 231, 207, 208, 211, and 212.(PLEASE NOTE: Taking ART 201 and 202 Drawing and Composition I & II will not replace the requirements for ART 207 and 208.) An applicant for the program in Art History must have at minimum a B average in ART 211, 212, 332, and one other art history course. Students who have not completed these courses with the requisite grade by the end of their sophomore year will only be accepted conditionally until these requirements are completed.

Student with a GPA greater than 3.2 are encouraged to pursue double majors (the B.A. in Art plus another disciplinary area). Double majors may be arranged through the Department of Art, the other department, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Minors in studio art and art history are also available.

Please Note: Due to space restrictions, certain courses have limited enrollments. Students who wish to enroll in these courses (labeled "departmental approval required" [DA]) should contact the department office at the time of registration to receive permission to enroll.

B.A. with Major in Studio Art

Required art courses: ART 101, 102 or 231, 207, 208, 211, 212, 332, 353, 451, and any three courses in the following areas: painting, sculpture or digital arts; one course in one of the remaining two areas and one studio art elective.

B.A. with Major in Art History

Required art and art history courses: ART 211, 212, 332, 451A, and one course from each of the following three periods: Ancient and Medieval (ART 317, 318), Renaissance and Baroque (ART 319, 320, 321, 322, 327, 365, 368); Modern and Contemporary (ART 323, 324, 325, 326, 331, 334, 357, 367, 420); in addition, four electives chosen from the three categories of period courses above or from other art history courses; and one of the following studio courses: ART 201, 202, 303 or 304.

Departmental Honors in Art History

Students with honors-level grade point averages who wish to receive departmental honors in art history may apply to write a senior honors thesis by submitting a two-page proposal for their thesis (including a description of topic and an annotated bibliography). To qualify, these students first must have evidenced a superior performance in the major, as well as the ability to complete the proposed paper topic. The thesis proposal must also be approved by the student's faculty adviser and one outside reader before the start of the student's senior year. Progress in completing the Senior Honors thesis will be guided through the student's enrollment in ART 481 (Senior Honors Tutorial). Awards will be given to thesis projects that successfully demonstrate a high degree of scholarly achievement and self-motivation.

 

Courses Offered

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

ART

Course Title

101, 102

Fundamentals of Design I, II

112

Foundations of Art

201, 202

Drawing and Composition I, II

203

Drawing Techniques of the Masters

205

Watercolor Painting

207, 208

Drawing and Composition for Artists I, II

211

History of Art: Prehistory to the Middle Ages

212

History of Art: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age

214

Architecture of Ancient Rome

215

Architecture of Renaissance Venice (1500 – 1600)

221

The Enlightenment and the Modern World

229

Cell Phone Photography

231, 232

Introduction to Digital Arts I, II

234

Sculpting Saints, Angels and Demons: Studio Figurative Sculpture in Clay

303, 304

Painting I, II

305, 306

Sculpture I, II

307

Sculpture in Digital Space

308

Metal Sculpture

309

Introduction to Photography

314

Art Concepts and Studio Skills

315

Web Design and Flash

317

Greek Art and Architecture

318, 318R

Roman Art and Architecture

319

Renaissance Art

320

Baroque Art

321

Venetian Renaissance Art

322

The Visual Culture of Renaissance Rome

323

Nineteenth Century Art: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism

324

Realism and Impressionism (Later Nineteenth Century Art)

325

Neoclassicism and Romanticism

326

American Art and Culture: From the Colonial Period to the Civil War

327

Art of Baroque Rome

328

The Art and Literature of Paris

329

Introduction to Digital Photography and Photoshop

330

Rembrandt van Rijn: Painting and Graphic Work

331

Modern Art: From Post-Impressionism to Modernism (1880s-1945)

332

Contemporary Art (1945-Present)

333

Digital Arts II

334

History of Photography

335

Western Medieval Art and Architecture

336

Seventeenth Century Dutch Painting

337

Method & Materials in Painting

338

Love and Ecstasy in Renaissance Art

339

Intermediate Photography

340

Women in Art

341

Islamic Art and Architecture

342

Introduction to Web Design

343

Introduction to Sound Production & Design

344

Multimedia Art Using Final Cut Pro

345

Art and Power

346

Art, Religion & Magic in Italy

347

Northern Renaissance Art: From Van Eyck to Bruegel

349

Art and Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece

350

Symbolic Sites: Monuments, Memorials, and Memories

351

Art in the Museums

351A

Gallery Practices: Curating, Installing, Interpreting and Publicizing Exhibitions

352

Arts & Culture Reporting

353

Junior Studio Art Seminar

354

American Pop Art in the 1960's

355

Selected Topics in Art, Religion, and Social Change

356

Gentileschi & Caravaggio

357

DaDa and Surrealism

358

The Cult of Saints in Medieval Europe

359

Painting: Symbolism and Metaphor

360

Sculptural Self Portraits

361

Junior Art History Seminar

362

Making Your Mark: Experimental Drawing

363

Liturgical Sculpture: A Studio Exploration of the Sacred and Profane

364

Advanced Multimedia Art Using Final Cut Pro

365

Selected Topics in 18th, 19th and 20th Century Art

366

The Legacy of Lincoln: American Art and Culture from 1809 to 1930

367

Van Gogh and His Circle

368

Michelangelo: Painter, Sculptor, Architect

369

The Problems of the "Modern Manner": Italian Art from Bellini to Raphel

370

Selected Problems in Chinese and Japanese Art

371

Modern Manner: Italian Art from Bellini to Raphael

372

American Art and Culture: From the Age of Discovery to the Age of Lincoln

373

Art and Spirituality: Making and Meaning in Medieval Italy 1100-1400

374

How to Survive the Bomb: Art, Music, and Literature in the 1950s

381

Figure Drawing

382

Figure Painting

383

Video Art

384

Digital Photography and Dynamic Narrative

385

Screen Printing

390

Early Christian Art & Architecture

401

Advanced Painting

406

Advanced Sculpture

408

Advanced Metal Sculpture

410

Introduction to Digital Photography

411

Advanced Digital Photography

420

Art and Critical Theory

422

Body and/as Image: Expression, Identity, and Subjectivity

430

Independent Study Art History

439

Advanced Photography

442

Advance Web Design Using CSS

446

Painting

451

Senior Studio Art Coordinating Seminar

451A

Senior Art History Coordinating Seminar

456

Advanced Studio Problems

462

Twentieth Century Art

471

Ceramics Art

473

Studio Concepts: Virtues and Vices

474

Seeing is Believing

475

Intermediate Ceramic Art

481

Senior Honors Tutorial

494H

Independent Study Art History

494S

Independent Study Studio Art

495H

Internship – Art History

495S

Internship – Studio Art

498

Senior Comprehensive Exam

501

Splendors of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Empire, 330-1453

508

Drawing and Painting

528

Ceramics Art

533

Western Medieval Art and Architecture

534

Sculpting Saints, Angels and Demons: Studio Figurative Sculpture in Clay

566

The Allure of Egypt

571

Advanced Ceramics Art

585

Methods and Concepts of Art Education

590

Early Christian Art & Architecture

 

Department of Biology

Professors
John E. Golin; James J. Greene; J. Michael Mullins; Venigalla B. Rao, Chair; Pamela Tuma
Professor Emeritus
Roland M. Nardone
Associate Professors Ann K. Corsi; Barbara J. Howard;
Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Biotechnology Program
Franklin Portugal
Assistant Professor John Choy; Ekaterina Nestorovich
Adjunct Associate Professor
Mario E. Cerritelli
Assistant to the Chair and Premedical Coordinator
Marion B. Ficke
Lecturers
Lori Estes; Rebecca Sheets

The Department of Biology offers programs leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Students may choose to  pursue the honors track in biology by selecting the prescribed research courses and advanced electives. As part of the new program in Biotechnology, qualified students may pursue a five year combined Bachelor of Science in Biology/Master of Science in Biotechnology. 

Undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biology are intended to provide both majors and minors with current information necessary for the understanding of life processes and their bearing on contemporary problems and objectives. A major in biology or medical technology automatically fulfills requirements for most schools offering postgraduate studies in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine, as well as for graduate studies in various disciplines within biology and related fields. Preparation for postgraduate employment in biological and biomedical research is available through selected offerings.  The program in Biotechnology is intended to provide students with a solid technical foundation in the biological sciences together with an understanding of how to conduct the business of biotechnology.

The distribution requirements in natural science may be fulfilled in part by BIOL 103 and 104. Certain other biology courses may be taken by a limited number of non-majors, with the permission of the instructor, to complete the requirement or for a minor in biology.

Prerequisites for a major in biology. BIOL 105, 106, 207, 217, 317; CHEM 103, 113, 104, 114, 203, 213, 204, 214; MATH 111, 112 or 121, 122. Required. BIOL 452, 549, 554,  two other biology courses; PHYS 205, 206, 225, 226. Students electing the B.S. will select additional biology courses.

For information on the major and courses in medical technology, see the Medical Technology Program section in these Announcements.

Courses Offered

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

BIO

Course Titles

103, 104

General Biology I, II

105,106

Mechanisms of Life I, II

207

Genetics

217 Molecular Genetics and Protein Engineering

223

Microbiology

232, 233

Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II

317 Investigations in Molecular Cell Biology

341

Ecology

452

Coordinating Seminar

471

Medical Technology Orientation

473, 474

Clinical Chemistry I, II

475, 476

Hematology I, II

477, 478

Immunohematology I, II

479, 480

Clinical Microbiology I, II

484

Lab Management and Education

485

Clinical Chemistry Practicum

487

Hematology Practicum

488

Immunohematology Practicum

489

Clinical Microbiology Practicum

491

Clinical Lab Instrumentation

497

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

498

Senior Comprehensive Examination

518

Physiology

538

Gene Organization and Expression

540

Mechanisms of Gene Mutation and Gene Transformation

549

General Microbiology

554

Biological Chemistry

559

Cell Structure and Function

563

Developmental Biology

565

Model Organisms and Human Disease

566

Immunology

574

Virology

577, 578

Research Problems in Biology I, II

579 Principles and Practice of Biotechnology
580 Entrepreneurial Biotechnology
581 Essentials of Biotechnology Program Management
583 Regulatory Process for Domestic and Global Biotechnology

584

Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis

586

Molecular Genetics and Recombinant DNA Methodology

589 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology

596

Computational Genetics

598

Membrane Trafficking and Disease

599

Signal Transduction and Membranes

 

Program in Biochemistry

Program Committee

John Golin, Biology; Gregory Miller, Chemistry

An interdepartmental committee (biology and chemistry) administers the major program in biochemistry. Students following this program will fulfill the course requirements for entrance to graduate programs and the science course requirements for medical schools. Undergraduate research is encouraged. Further information can be obtained from the chemistry/biochemistry adviser.

Prerequisites. BIOL 105, 106; CHEM 103, 113, 104, 114, 203, 213, 204, 214; PHYS 215 (or 205), 216 (or 206), 225, 226; MATH 111 (or 121), 112 (or 122).

Required for the B.S. CHEM 351, 353, 401, 405, 408, 418, 471, 472, 496; two of the following: BIOL 207, 217, 518, 549, 538, 586, or another advanced course with the approval of the biochemistry committee.

Required for B.A. CHEM 351, 353, 405, 408, 471, 472, 496; two of the following: BIOL 207, 217, 518, 549, 538, 586, or another advanced course with the approval of the biochemistry committee.

Program in Chemical Physics

An undergraduate major designed to meet the increasing need for scientists with strong backgrounds in both chemistry and physics, the chemical physics program is administered by an interdepartmental committee (chemistry and physics). Further information can be obtained from the chair of the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Physics.

Prerequisites. CHEM 103, 113, 104, 114, 203, 213; PHYS 215, 216, 225, 226, 506; MATH 121, 122, 221, 222.

Required. CHEM 351, 352, 401; PHYS 535, 536; CHEM 535, 536, or PHYS 531, 532, PHYS 511 or MATH 511, PHYS 512 or MATH 512, two physics seminars - PHYS 451 and 452; four additional courses in science or mathematics that must be approved by the advisor.

Majors are encouraged to participate in the ongoing chemical physics research at the university.

Department of Chemistry

Professors

Aaron Barkatt; Greg Brewer, Chair;
Diane Bunce; Vadim Knyazev; Irene Slagle

Professor Emeritus

Ildiko Kovach

Assistant Professor Gregory Miller

Adjunct Associate Professor

Cynthia Brewer

Research Assistant Professor

Mohammad Adel-Hadadi

The Department of Chemistry offers several programs that lead to the B.A. or B.S. degree. The curricula are designed to prepare the student for a career in industry, for admission to a graduate program in chemistry or biochemistry, or for admission to medical school.

Prerequisites. CHEM 103, 113, 104, 114, 203, 213, 204, 214; PHYS 205 or 215, 225, 206 or 216, 226; MATH 111 or 121, 112 or 122. Minimum grade requirements for acceptance as a major are a C- average in each chemistry course, a C- average in each physics course, and a C- average in each mathematics course.

B.S. in Chemistry

This option, certified by the American Chemical Society, is designed to prepare students for graduate study or for employment as practicing chemists.

Required. CHEM 311, 351, 352, 353, 401, 405, 408, 418, 471, an approved CHEM laboratory elective; MATH 114 or a MATH above the 100 level; four additional courses that must be approved by the advisor. The minimum grade requirement for these courses is a C-.

B.A., B.S. in Biochemistry (see Biochemistry)

The B.A. and B.S. programs are administered by an interdisciplinary committee made up of professors from the departments of biology and chemistry.

B.S. in Chemical Physics (see Chemical Physics)

This interdisciplinary major is administered jointly by the departments of chemistry and physics.

B.S. in Environmental Chemistry

For students interested in environmental issues, this option emphasizes environmental chemistry and related topics.

Required. CHEM 311, 317, 318, 351, 353, 405, 408, 418, 471; MATH 114; BIOL 105, 106, 549; CE 102; an environmental policy course; ENGR 538. The minimum grade requirement for these courses is a C-.

Courses Offered

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

CHEM

Course Title

103, 104

General Chemistry I, II (3,3)

107, 108

General Chemistry for Engineers I, II (3,3)

109 General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences (3)

113, 114

General Chemistry Laboratory I, II (2,2)

119 General,Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences Laboratory (1)

125

Chemistry in Our Lives (3)

126

Chemistry in Modern Times (3)

202

Science Under Oath (3)

203, 204

Organic Chemistry I, II (3,3)

213, 214

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II (2,2)

308 Batteries and Energy Storage (3)

311

Analytical Chemistry (5)

317

Principles of Environmental Science (3)

318

Seminar in Environmental Science (1)

351, 352

Physical Chemistry I, II (3,3)

353

Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2)

395

Materials Science and Engineering (2)

401

Inorganic Chemistry (3)

402

Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)

405

Science Communcation (3)

408

Instrumental Analysis and Chemical Spectroscopy (3)

418 Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory (3)
442 Environmental Chemistry Lab (3)

471,472

Biochemistry I,II (3,3)

493 Undergraduate Research
496 Biochemical Techniques (3)
498 Undergraduate Comprehensive Exam

503

Survey of Organic Reactions (3)

504

Mechanistic Chemistry (3)

525,526

Synthetic Organic Chemistry I,II (3,3)

530

Chemical Theromodynamics (3)

532

Symmetry and Chemical Bonding in Solids and on Surfaces (3)

534

Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics (3)

535

Introductory Quantum Chemistry (3)

536

Advanced Quantum Chemistry (3)

538

Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3)

540

Chemistry of Materials(3)

545

Introduction to Molecular Modeling and Computational Chemistry (3)

593

Readings in Chemical Education (3)

 

Department of Drama

Professor

Thomas F. Donahue; Gary K. Sloan

Professor Emeritus

Gary J. Williams

Associate Professors

Gail Beach, Assoc. Chair; Marietta Hedges; K. Jon Klein; Patrick Tuite, Chair

Assistant Professors

Eleanor Holdridge, Producer; Rosalind M. Flynn

Lecturers

Dodi DiSanto; Melissa Flaim; Casey Kaleba; Lee Mikeska Gardner; Drew Lichtenberg; Brandon McCoy; Thomas Morra; Mary Naden; Warren Perry; Stephen Spotswood; Brent Stansall

Web address

http://drama.cua.edu

The goal of the Department of Drama is to offer opportunities for intellectual growth and cultural enrichment and for the development of imaginative, disciplined expression in the theater. It seeks to provide undergraduates with practical skills in their respective fields and a sound knowledge of the history and literature of the theater. The faculty is committed to providing both productions and academic programs of high quality, believing that each enriches the other.

The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree, the goal of the Department of Drama being to offer the study of and training in the theater within the full curriculum of a liberal arts education. This program differs from conservatory type training.

The Bachelor of Arts program in drama consists of 10 required courses (101, 104, 201, 202, 206, 207, 305, 306, 312, 451) and four electives, chosen from the other courses listed below. Students declaring an interest in majoring in drama are required to take two courses in history and a course in Shakespeare among their distribution courses.

Students majoring in drama are required to earn crew credits. They accrue one crew credit by working satisfactorily for a minimum of 60 clock hours on one or more approved department productions. The work may include set construction, costume construction, light, sound, property, running or house crews. Students must earn one crew credit for every year they are in the department. This amounts to 240 hours of work over four years. Transfer students must earn one crew credit for each year that they spend in the Department of Drama. Complete regulations are available in the student handbook which is available in online and in the Main Office.

A student must repeat any major course in which the grade awarded is below C-.

In sum, to graduate with a major in drama, the student must have completed 14 drama courses (10 required courses plus four drama electives) and have fulfilled his or her crew credits. To be admitted to the comprehensive examinations, students must have completed or be in the process of completing all required drama courses and crew credits. Comprehensives are normally taken in the second semester of the senior year.

The department offers a minor to students in other departments. The drama minor requires six courses: 101, 104, 206; two courses from 201, 202, or 305; one course from 207, 312, or 565.

Courses Offered

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

DR

Course Title

101, 104

Theatre I, II

102

Introduction to the Alexander Technique

201, 202

Theatre Topics

205

Introduction to Speech Communications

206, 415

Acting I, II

207

Introduction to Design

300

Performance 300

305

Theatre Topics III

306

Theatre Production

307

Speech for the Actor

312

Directing I

320

Improvisation Workshop

341

Costume Construction

403

Public Speaking

407

Advanced Speech for the Actor: Dialects

451

Coordinating Seminar

498

Senior Comprehensive Examination

505

Acting III

507

Drama Beyond the Theatre

524

Acting/Directing Workshop

526

Teaching Theatre

540

Scene Design

541

Scene Painting

543

Stage Lighting

549

Introduction to Costume Design

565

Playwriting I

566

Screenwriting

570

Theatre Internship

Department of English Language and Literature

Professors

Glen M. Johnson; Virgil Nemoianu; Ernest Suarez, Chair; Christopher J. Wheatley; Stephen K. Wright

Professors Emeriti

Jean Dietz Moss; Sister Anne O'Donnell; Joseph M. Sendry

Associate Professors

Tobias Gregory, Director of Graduate Studies; Lilla Kopar, Director of Medieval Studies; Michael Mack; Rosemary Winslow

Assistant Professors

Gregory Baker, Daniel Gibbons, Director of Undergraduate Studies; Rebecca Rainof- Mas

Clinical Assistant Professors

Todd Lidh, Director of the First Year Experience; Taryn Okuma; Kevin Rulo; Pamela S. Ward, Director of Composition and Writing Programs

Lecturer

Anca Nemoianu

The major in the Department of English centers on the study of literature as the focal point of a liberal education. To encounter some of the best writing in English is to engage some of the most significant operations of the language itself, as well as to trace the development of traditions in thought and expression that link us to the past and guide us into the future. Core courses for the major provide extensive reading in the history of English and American literature, at least two literary genres (in the junior reading courses), Chaucer, Shakespeare, and the work of at least one more major author (in the senior seminar). The departmental faculty seeks to develop in the student a progressively more differentiated sense of literary history, a more discriminating sense of literary value, and a more sophisticated understanding of the cultural and social roles of literature. At the same time they strive to make students aware that literature, while a strenuous test for the intellect, is also a deeply satisfying, lasting source of enjoyment.

Increased sensitivity to literature is inevitably accompanied by increased sensitivity to language. To bring students maximum benefit from this reciprocal growth, the department systematically cultivates their powers of written expression. Writing and learning, language and thought, are linked not only in courses explicitly devoted to composition and rhetoric but also in the core literature courses required of all English majors, where the essay becomes a principal means for exploring and developing ideas.

Besides a mind well nurtured and well informed, the English major can expect to leave college with distinct advantages in approaching a career. Those most directly related to the undergraduate study of English include teaching at the secondary level or (after graduate study) the college and university levels and work in fields such as editing, publishing or writing. But because a broad cultural background and a command of clearly conceptualized, well-written prose are increasingly valued as preparation for advanced professional studies-as, for example, those in law or business-and indeed for the professions themselves, the study of English is a promising point of entry to a variety of careers.

Required. 231 and 232; two courses from the group 331, 332, and 333; 351 or 352; 431 and 432; 461 or 462; and four other upper-division courses in English or American language and literature. Besides courses in English and American language and literature numbered 300 and above, two of the following courses carrying lower numbers may be used to fulfill part of the requirement for "four upper-division courses": ENG 235 and 236 (American Literature) and HSHU 102, 203, and 204 (University Honors). One upper-division course in writing (e.g., ENG 301, 302, 326, 327) may be included among the courses for the major. ENG 331, 332, 333, 431, and 432 are open only to English majors.

For acceptance as an English major by the junior year, a minimum average of 2.5 is required in 231 and 232. Majors who have received a grade of C or lower in a 100-level writing course (101, 103, 105) are required to include among their upper-division English offerings a course in expository or argumentative writing (326 or 327).

English majors are required to pass a comprehensive examination during the Fall semester of senior year. Details are available from the undergraduate advisor.

Six courses are required for a MINOR in English: 231, 232, and four other courses at the level of 300 or above, no more than one of which may be in writing; 235 and 236 may be counted among the four other courses.

An interdisciplinary minor in rhetoric and writing is offered for students whose major is outside the Department of English. For details see Dr. Stephen McKenna, Department of Media Studies.

In collaboration with the Department of Education, English majors may follow a joint program in secondary education as preparation for certification to teach English at the high school level. English majors who wish to avail themselves of this choice should consult the undergraduate advisers for both departments as soon as possible in their undergraduate careers, so as to ensure that they leave room in their schedules for all the required courses in both fields. Special attention should be paid to the regulations of the two departments where courses in writing are concerned. See also the Department of Education section of these Announcements.

The H. Edward Cain Prize (which includes an award of $100) is awarded each year to the graduating English Major judged by the English faculty to have achieved exemplary scholarly excellence in the study of literature. The recipient of this award is recognized at Honors Convocation.

The Thomas O'Hagan Prize of $100 is offered for the best poem written by an undergraduate in a competition held during the Spring semester of each academic year. Details on this prize are available from the Department of English.

Courses Offered

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

ENG

Course Title

101

Rhetoric and Composition

102

Composition and Literature

103

English Composition for International Students

104

Literature and Composition for International Students

105

Honors Composition Seminar

111

Rhetoric and Composition

201

Form and Value in Poetry

202

Elements of Drama

203

Varieties of the Modern Novel

205

The Literature of Fantasy

208

Highlights of Irish Literature

209

Studies in Short Fiction

231, 232

The History of English Lit I, II

235, 236

American Literature I, II

301

Creative Writing: Fiction

302

Creative Writing: Poetry

311

Greek and Roman Mythology

312 Norse Mythology

324

Introduction to Linguistics

325

Contemporary English Grammar

326

Workshop: Writing Improvement

327

Argumentative Writing

331

Intensive Readings: Lyric

332

Intensive Readings: Drama

333

Intensive Readings: Narrative

341

The World of the Anglo-Saxons

345

Epic Tradition From Homer to Walcott

347 Christian Literary Traditions

351, 352

Chaucer and His Age I, II

356

Arthurian Literature

364

Milton

369

Renaissance Poetry

371

Readings in 18th Century English Literature

372

Restoration and 18th Century Drama

373 19th Century British Literature
374 20th Century British Literature

375

On the Road: A Journey into the Literature and Music of the American South

376

Theatre Topics

377 Fiction and Film: 19th Century Adaptations

381

Poetry and Rock in the Age of Dickey and Dylan

384

Short Fiction by Women

385

Literature of the Family

386

British Women Novelists

387

American Women Novelists

388

American Women Writers

389

American Literature and Culture since 1945

390

Literature of the American South

391

Highlights of African-American Literature

395 Lincoln in Literature and Film

397

Modern American Poetry

398

Contemporary American Novel

399

Modern American Drama

430

Art of Rhetoric

431, 432

Coordinating Seminar I, II

451 Film Narrative: Hitchcock
453 American Film Comedy
455 Crime Film and Literature

461, 462

Plays of Shakespeare I, II

498

Senior Comprehensive Examination

501, 502

Introduction to Old English I, II

503

Beowulf

520

American Political Rhetoric

524

The Rhetoric of Advertising

526

Workshop: Writing Improvement

530

The Rhetoric of Propaganda

541

Irish Women Writers

565

Renaissance Drama

570

Seminar: Contemporary Irish Society

573

Irish Drama-17th and 18th Century

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, 596

Independent Study

Department of Education (Undergraduate)

Professors

John J. Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chair; Merylann J. Schuttloffel, Chair, Shavaun Wall, Euphemia Lofton Haynes Chair

Professors Emeriti

Sarah Pickert

Associate Professors

Agnes Cave; Rona Frederick

Assistant Professors

Kathryn E. Gadacz Bojczyk; Heather Rogers Haverback; Angela McRae ; Elizabeth Montanaro

Research Associate Professor

Carole Williams. Brown

Research Assistant Professor

Leonard DeFiore, Brother Patrick Ellis Chair

Director of Teacher Education

Agnes Cave

Director of Field Experiences

Elsie Neely

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 contributes to knowledge and practice in education and prepares graduates to assist in the academic, personal and social development of students. The department prepares teachers and other practitioners to work in Catholic, private, charter and public schools and other settings. The Department of Education is the governing unit for the accredited education programs. The faculty of the Department of Education and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music provide the professional education courses in early childhood, elementary, secondary and music education. The Council on Teacher Education is the advisory board for the department.

The governing objectives of all teacher education programs are:

  1. knowledge of educational goals and values and their social/historical roots;
  2. competence in the content areas of specialization and in the other fields of knowledge pertinent to the individual program;
  3. understanding of the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of children;
  4. skill in selecting and using appropriate teaching methods and instructional materials;
  5. development of effective strategies for evaluating student learning and growth;
  6. development of a reflective capacity for continual reappraisal of one's teaching philosophy, objectives, methods and materials.

Teacher education candidates are expected to have a thorough understanding of students, school context, and subject matter, and the ability to make informed decisions about teaching issues. See the Teacher Education Handbook for further information.

Teacher Education Program

The overall purpose of teacher education at The Catholic University of America is to help candidates acquire the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and reflective qualities essential for the professional practice of teaching. By developing a reflective, problem-solving orientation toward teaching, graduates of this program are empowered to examine critically their own actions and the context of these actions for the purpose of a more deliberative mode of professional activity. The outcome should be self-directed teachers who use professional knowledge to actively, persistently, and carefully improve their practice.

A program of studies in education includes the basic general education and professional courses required by the certifying authorities of most states. It is designed to provide candidates with opportunities for study in the liberal arts and sciences, educational foundations, learning theories, and teaching methods with internship experiences across a four-year sequence. Attention is also given to curricular and instructional strategies for exceptional students and students in varied cultural settings, as well as to an increased demand for technology integration.

The early childhood, elementary, and secondary education programs offer candidates the opportunity to acquire essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions for beginning teachers. Candidates who plan to teach children in preschool, kindergarten, or grades one through three should major in early childhood education. Candidates who plan to teach grades one through six should major in elementary education. Early childhood and elementary education majors may choose to minor in a subject area, e.g., history, math, or science. Joint programs in secondary education are offered in English, history and mathematics. Consult the Department of Education and the department in which you wish to specialize for information about specific programs. Students from other majors may also minor in early childhood, elementary and secondary education.

The B.A. programs in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education provide coursework leading to state teaching licenses. Completing a teacher preparation program does not automatically certify a teacher. A formal application to each state in which a candidate wants to be licensed has to be made and testing, such as the Praxis, may be required.

Candidates may minor in secondary education with an option to complete a one-year M.A. program in teacher education. Candidates may also pursue teaching certification in music education. (Contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music for further information.)

The teacher education unit has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1975. The following programs are state approved and have received national recognition by the specized professional associations: early childhood education, elementary education, and secondary education programs.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

  • General education requirements (philosophy, theology and religious studies, humanities, language/literature, behavioral/social sciences, math/natural sciences).
  • A sequence of education courses including a full-time, 14-week student teaching assignment during the senior year (for early childhood: 400, 401-403; for elementary: 400, 411-413). Application to the Director of Teacher Education must be made in the second week of the semester prior to student teaching. Candidates may not take more than one other course while student teaching. Candidates must also sign up for their undergraduate comprehensive exam (EDUC 498).

Secondary Education

  • General education requirements (philosophy, theology and religious studies, humanities, language/literature, behavioral/social sciences, math/natural sciences).
  • An approved 10-course sequence (minimum) in a content area. See respective departments.
  • A minimum of four education courses is required in an approved sequence: 251, 271, 386, and content methods. EDUC 382 Reading in the Content Areas is required for English and social studies majors and encouraged for all other candidates. Practicum experience is required with methods courses.
  • A full-time, 14-week student teaching assignment (EDUC 461,462,463) occurs during the senior year. Application to the Director of Teacher Education must be made in the second week of the semester prior to student teaching. Candidates may not take more than one other course while student teaching.

Initial Acceptance to the Teacher Education Program

  • Completion of the teacher education application and submission of essay by April 1 of the sophomore year.
  • A 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • A 3.00 GPA in the major. For secondary education candidates, the GPA is based on major requirements and any additional courses required for licensure.
  • Two education faculty letters of recommendation (from sophomore level education faculty). For secondary education candidates, one of the letters of recommendation must be written by a faculty member at the major department.
  • A passing score on each part of the CORE/CASE tests in reading (156), writing (162), mathematics (150).
  • Successful completion of specified requirements, such as key assessments and various assignments during field experiences (e.g., tutoring journals and observation papers).
  • If almost all the admission requirements are met, the Teacher Education Committee may allow the candidate to enter the program on a provisional status for one semester. If the candidate does not meet all the requirements by the end of the provisional semester, the candidate will be denied admission.

Continuance and Application for Student Teaching

  • A 3.00 cumulative grade point average and a 3.00 in the major in every semester. If the candidate's GPA drops below the established minimum of 3.00 cumulative and 3.00 in the major after admission to Teacher Education, the candidate will be placed on probation for one semester in which time the candidate must attain the required GPA. Candidates cannot student teach without attaining the required GPA. Also, approval to student teach is not automatically granted upon completion of academic requirements. If weaknesses or deficiencies are noted in subject matter knowledge, pedagogy, communications, interpersonal skills or dispositions, the Director of Teacher Education may put the candidate on probation and require the candidate to take additional coursework, do an additional practicum or obtain personal counseling. Each candidate is allowed to have only one provisional and one probationary semester.
  • Early Childhood, elementary and secondary education candidates must take the appropriate PRAXIS II content test before student teaching.
  • Successful completion of specified requirements, such as key assessments and various assignments during field experiences (lesson plans, thematic units, and satisfactory grades in methods courses). A C- minimum is required for all education courses as well as general education/ distribution requirements to be eligible for a license.

Graduation

  • A grade of at least C- in each course required for licensure. Successful completion of the teacher education program (i.e., education courses, courses in the major, courses related to the major).
  • Successful completion of field experiences and specified requirements, such as key assessments and various assignments during field experiences (e.g., Action Research Paper, student teaching evaluation).

Licensure

  • Completion and submission of the District of Columbia Application for Licensure Form, criminal background check and DC application fee.
  • Completion of Electronic Portfolio, which is also presented to Education Faculty
  • Passing scores on both content and pedagogy PRAXIS II tests (see www.ets.org).

See more details in the Teacher Education Assessment Handbook.

Transportation Responsibility

Transportation to and from agencies or schools used for practicum, student teaching and any other field experiences is the personal responsibility of the candidate.

Education Studies ProgramThis program does not lead to a teaching license. Instead, it provides majors in Education Studies with the necessary skills sets needed for employment in a variety of settings. These settings include local, state or federal government education positions; industry and/or trade association education positions; or education positions in hospitals, museums, foundations, professional associations, or charitable organizations. This is the most flexible undergraduate major offered by the Department of Education at the Catholic University of America. Programs of study are designed by the candidate and the candidate's adviser to satisfy the wants of the candidate, and his or her hopes for employment upon graduation.

The Education Studies Program informs majors who want to work with or for children in nonschool settings. It prepares majors to understand the ways schools function and to gain firsthand knowledge of how outside agencies may enhance or impede the work of schools. Candidates majoring in education studies gain knowledge enabling them to be informed citizens and parents who understand how to interact constructively with schools. Through its several foci, this program may also teach majors how to enter, manage, or begin businesses related to education; how to design educational products; or how to obtain employment in educationally related mass media, including public relations, advertising, or print journalism. Education Studies majors can also focus on education issues relevant to the workplace or the United States justice system or those of concern to special populations.

Each major's program must be approved by the coordinator of Education Studies; every program will contain at least one special focus. Advising about focus and course selection will take into consideration the candidate's personal needs and career goals. Usually, candidates enroll in one or more semesters of practicum or internship that serves to draw together their coursework in a culminating experience that serves to acquaint candidates with the real world of work. Candidates must also sign up for their undergraduate comprehensive exam (EDUC 498).

In order to be accepted as an Education Studies major, candidates must have at least a 2.3 cumulative average and must apply to and be accepted by the School of Arts and Sciences with the approval of the Department of Education. Application forms for admission to this program are obtained from the department. Candidates whose grade point average falls below 2.3 may be dropped from this major.

Courses Offered

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

Program in European Studies

Program Director: Dr. Gregory Baker (Bakerg@cua.edu)
Assistant Director: Ms.Jennifer O'Riordan (Oriordan@cua.edu)

Website: http://euro.cua.edu

The Certificate in European Studies is a multidisciplinary program open to all undergraduate students. The Certificate provides credentials to supplement the student's major field. Unlike a minor, the Certificate requires courses from different disciplines, studying the history, politics, and culture of Europe and the European Union from various perspectives and modes of inquiry. Students become knowledgeable in at least one of the cultures of Europe; they acquire advanced language proficiency in at least one European language other than English; and they immerse themselves in European culture through either study abroad or an internship.

Requirements:

  1. Advanced language proficiency in at least one modern European language other than English. This requirement is fulfilled by successful completion of a 204-level course in French, German, Italian,Spanish, or another language spoken in Europe. Test scores, AP exam scores, transfer courses, and language courses taken abroad qualify as well.
  2. Participation in a study abroad program in a European country. The study-abroad program requires approval by the Certificate adviser. In special circumstances, students may petition to complete this requirement with an internship related to a European country or the European Union, either in the U.S. or abroad. Students who both study abroad and complete an internship may count the internship as an elective course for the Certificate.
  3. Two gateway courses taken at CUA:
         EURO 201: European Culture
         EURO 202: European Politics OR EURO 203, European History
  4. Four elective courses from at least two different departments. A minimum of two courses must be from a department outside the student's major. Electives can be selected from a list of approved courses; transfer courses and courses taken abroad require the adviser's approval to be applied to the Certificate program.

Department of Greek and Latin

Professors

Frank A.C. Mantello; William E. Klingshirn, Chair

Associate Professors

William J. McCarthy; John F. Petruccione; Sarah Brown Ferrario

Lecturers Stephanie Layton Kim; Eugenia Lao; Sr. Maria Kiely; Joseph F. O'Connor

Web site

http://greeklatin.cua.edu

The Department of Greek and Latin provides students with opportunities to study the world of antiquity and to acquire a broad understanding of Greece and Rome within the context of Western civilization. It offers courses in Greek and Latin language and literature and in various aspects of classical culture. Students are encouraged to pursue an interdisciplinary approach. In their search for an intimate understanding of the ancient Greeks and Romans and their society, specialists will wish to read and study what they wrote as they wrote it. But students who are interested in Western culture and its foundations in the classical world are encouraged to avail themselves of those departmental courses that do not presuppose or require knowledge of either Greek or Latin. These "non-language" courses, listed below under the rubric "Classics," make use of modern translations of basic writings and documents to permit non-majors to study classical literature, mythology, history, arts, and culture.

A classical education has always been highly esteemed, and is frequently recommended to those who intend to pursue careers in any of the professions such as law or politics or to proceed to graduate school. The department's programs have been designed not only to provide an excellent preparation for a professional career, but also to meet the needs of students who wish to work toward graduate degrees in the field of classical studies. They value their practical mastery of one or both of the world's most influential languages and literatures, as well as the habits of firm, critical judgment; precise and articulate expression; and intelligent, responsible reflection that derive from the careful and dedicated study of the sources of our Western literary, philosophical, and artistic civilization.

Major Programs

Classics (Greek and Latin)

This major emphasizes competence in both ancient languages. It consists of six or seven courses in Greek, six or seven in Latin, and four in ancient history and art history, and in the senior year requires a senior project.

Prerequisites. Elementary Greek (GR 101-102) and Latin (LAT 101-102) or the equivalent.

Required. Intermediate Greek (GR 103-104) or two Greek electives beyond 104, Greek 465 (Advanced Greek Seminar), GR 411 (Greek Prose Composition), and two other courses in Greek authors; Intermediate Latin (LAT 103-104) or two Latin electives beyond 104, LAT 465 (Advanced Latin Seminar), LAT 411 (Latin Prose Composition), and two other courses in Latin authors; one Greek or Latin elective; CLAS 205-206 (History of the Ancient Mediterranean I and II), CLAS 317-318 (Greek and Roman Art and Architecture), CLAS 425 (Senior Tutorial), and CLAS 426 (Senior Project).

Classical Humanities

This major allows two options: Greek or Latin. The Greek option requires competence in Greek and selected areas of classical civilization. The Latin option requires competence in Latin and selected areas of classical civilization. Both options allow for the possibility of studying the other language through at least the intermediate level and both require a senior project.

Greek option:

Prerequisite. Elementary Greek (GR 101-102).

Required. Intermediate Greek (GR 103-104) or two Greek electives beyond 104, GR 465 (Advanced Greek Seminar), GR 411 (Greek Prose Composition), and two courses in Greek authors; CLAS 205-206 (History of the Ancient Mediterranean I and II), CLAS 313 (Roman Literature in Translation), CLAS 317-318 (Greek and Roman Art and Architecture), CLAS 425 (Senior Tutorial), and CLAS 426 (Senior Project); and four additional courses approved by the department's undergraduate adviser, either in the other classical language or in a cognate field.

Latin option:

Prerequisite. Elementary Latin (LAT 101-102).

Required. Intermediate Latin (LAT 103-104) or two Latin electives beyond 104, LAT 465 (Advanced Latin Seminar), LAT 411 (Latin Prose Composition), and two courses in Latin authors; CLAS 205-206 (History of the Ancient Mediterranean I and II), CLAS 312 (Greek Literature in Translation), CLAS 317-318 (Greek and Roman Art and Architecture), CLAS 425 (Senior Tutorial), and CLAS 426 (Senior Project); and four additional courses approved by the department's undergraduate adviser, either in the other classical language or in a cognate field. Students who wish to teach Latin and classical antiquity at the high school level may complete this major and the minor in secondary education offered by CUA's Department of Education.

Classical Civilization

This major makes the systematic study of classical civilization accessible to students who do not wish to major in the Greek and/or Latin languages. It is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the history, thought, and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to the rise of Islam. The program requires students to examine the ancient Mediterranean from a variety of perspectives: literary, historical, and art-historical. By studying the cultures of Greece and Rome from diverse points of view, students will be able to place these in wider geographical, sociological, and cultural contexts. This major thus offers students the opportunity to examine in their totality civilizations that are not only intrinsically interesting, but have left an indelible imprint on the modern world.

Prerequisites. None. Majors are strongly encouraged to fulfill their language requirement in Greek or Latin and to take Greek or Latin courses beyond the 102 level, but they are not required to do so.

Required. The program begins with seven required core courses in ancient history (CLAS 205, 206), Classical literature in translation (CLAS 312, 313), Greek and Roman art and architecture (CLAS 317, 318), and Classical mythology (CLAS 211), plus CLAS 425-426 (Senior Tutorial and Senior Project). The four remaining courses may be chosen from among the "Classics" offerings of the department and, with the undergraduate adviser's approval, from courses offered by other departments. Up to three of these four courses may be approved Greek and/or Latin courses beyond the 102 level. A senior project is required.

Minor Programs

  1. Minor in Greek: GR 103, 104; four other courses in Greek beyond the 104 level.
  2. Minor in Latin: LAT 103, 104; four other courses in Latin beyond the 104 level.
  3. Minor in Classical Civilization: Any six approved courses chosen from among the "Classics" courses of the department; one or two Greek and/or Latin courses beyond the 102 level may be substituted for one or two of the classics courses.

Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement for degrees in the School of Arts & Sciences may be fulfilled by satisfactorily completing the intermediate level (103-104, 416-417, 516-517, or 519) in Greek or Latin. Depending on placement, elementary-level language courses may be required to reach the intermediate level. Elementary language courses are numbered 101 and 102 and count as free electives only. GR 409 and LAT 409 are 6-credit accelerated equivalents to 101-102 that can serve as prerequisites to the 103 level in each language; as elementary-level courses, GR 409 and LAT 409 count as free electives and do not fulfill the foreign language requirement. In addition to placement, a prerequisite for advancement to 102, 103, and 104 (or their accelerated equivalents) is a minimum grade of C- in the previous course in the sequence.

Courses Offered

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

Courses listed under the rubric "Classics" do not presuppose or require knowledge of either the Greek or Latin language. All may be used to satisfy the humanities requirement for the B.A. degree. CLAS 205, 206, 472, and other courses in ancient history also may be used to satisfy the social science requirement. CLAS 211, 312, 313, and other Greek and Roman literature courses in translation may be used to satisfy either the literature or the humanities requirement. For prerequisites, consult the department chair.

Classics

CLAS

Course Title

125 Archaeology of Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
190 Archaeology of the Classical World

205

History of the Ancient Mediterranean I

206 History of the Ancient Mediterranean II
206R History of Rome

211

Greek and Roman Mythology

215 Ancient Heroic Poetry

224

Etymology

225 Ancient Warfare and Martial Arts

251

Ancient World in Cinema

252 Classics in the Digital Age

300

Greek Tragedy and Opera

301R Roman History and Opera

302

Greek and Roman Religion

305

The Roman Family

309 Art and Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece

312

Greek Literature in Translation

313

Roman Literature in Translation

313R Roman Literature and the Western World

317

Greek Art and Architecture

318

Roman Art and Architecture

318R Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
321 Numismatic Workshop

325

Archaeology of Ancient Life

350 Ancient Romans on the Good Life
390 A World Filled with Gods: Pagan, Jewish, Christian and Muslim Art in Late Antiquity

425

Senior Tutorial

426

Senior Project

431 The Teaching of the Classics

446

Augustan Rome

472

Mediterranean World of Late Antiquity

492

Directed Reading - Undergraduate

493 Directed Research
493A Directed Research
493B Directed Research

498

Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

Greek

GR

Course Title

101, 102

Elementary Greek I, II

103, 104

Intermediate Greek I, II

201 Readings in New Testament Greek
335 Socrates
340 Herodotus

409

Intensive Elementary Greek

410

Readings in Greek Prose

411

Greek Prose Composition

412

Advanced Grammar and Prose Style

415

Greek Historiography

416 Intensive Intermediate Greek I
417 Intensive Intermediate Greek II

418

Greek Tragedy

423 Homer

428

Greek Lyric

429

Greek Choral Lyric

432

Greek Comedy

434 Greek Historical Writing

435

Greek Epic

448

Greek Pastoral

450 Stars, Fate, and the Soul

453

Greek Oratory

465 Advanced Greek Seminar

476

Greek Philosophical Works

481

The Greek Novel

487

The Athenian Empire

492

Directed Reading

492R

Directed Reading

498 Undergraduate Comprehensice Examination

Latin

LAT

Course Title

101, 102

Elementary Latin I, II

102R Elementary Latin II

103, 104

Intermediate Latin I, II

103R, 104R Intermediate Latin I, II -- Rome Campus

409

Intensive Elementary Latin

410

Readings in Postclassical Latin

411

Latin Prose Composition

412

Advanced Grammar and Prose Style

415

Roman Historiography

416 Intensive Intermediate Latin I
417 Intensive Intermediate Latin II

420

Roman Drama

424 Julius Caesar

428

Roman Lyric

429

Roman Elegy

430

Ovid

431 Horace
432 Virgil's Aeneid

433

Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics

435

Latin Epic

448

Roman Pastoral

453

Roman Oratory

458

Roman Satire

459 Lucretius
461 Introduction to Medieval Latin Studies
462 Topics in Medieval Latin Studies

465

Advanced Latin Seminar

476

Roman Philosophical Works

479

Roman Epistolography

481

The Roman Novel

485 Augustine's Confessions

487

The Roman Revolution

488

The Age of Nero

489

Christian Church in the Roman Empire

492

Directed Reading

492R

Directed Reading

493

Directed Research

498

Undergraduate Comprehensice Examination

 

Department of History

Professors

Katherine Ludwig Jansen; Nelson H. Minnich; Jerry Z. Muller, Chair; Lawrence R. Poos

Professors Emeriti

Maxwell H. Bloomfield; Uta-Renata Blumenthal; Ronald S. Calinger; John E. Lynch; Leslie Woodcock Tentler; William A. Wallace

Associate Professors Thomas Cohen; Michael C. Kimmage; Árpád von Klimó; Laura E. Nym Mayhall; Timothy J. Meagher; Stephen A. West

Assistant Professors

Jennifer R. Davis; Jason T. Sharples; Caroline R. Sherman; Lev Weitz; Julia Young

Clinical Assistant Professor Jennifer Paxton

At every level of education today, teachers are under pressure to help students improve their understanding of modern society and their place within it and to deepen a sense of values. As M. Bloch observed, historians have always sought to provide their students and readers of history with a perspective on the development of the modern world. The serious problems of contemporary urban societies and of advanced or underdeveloped countries have led to a heightened study of history with a focus on elements of continuity, change and revolution, with their effects on the lives of nations and their international relations.

A major in history provides a useful preparation for careers in government service, business, journalism, law, library science, the ministry, and politics. The course offerings are geared to meet the needs and stimulate the interests of specialists and nonspecialists. With the exceptions noted, no prerequisites are required for admission to undergraduate courses.

The fields offered are Middle Ages, modern Europe, United States, and Latin America. A grade average of 2.5 in the required 200 level surveys is necessary for acceptance into the major. A major who intends to pursue history as a profession is urged to acquire competence in the foreign language(s) necessary to the chosen field: for example, Latin for medieval, French or German for modern Europe, Spanish or Portuguese for Latin America. The B.A./M.A. program is available to qualified students.

In collaboration with the Department of Education, history majors may follow a joint program in social studies/secondary education to prepare themselves to teach history at the high school level. History majors who wish to enter this program should consult the undergraduate advisers in both departments as soon as possible in their undergraduate studies, in order to make room in their schedules for all the required courses in both fields. See also the Department of Education section of these Announcements.

Major program

The history major requires a minimum of 11 courses in history. These include five core courses, which must ordinarily be taken in this order: two 200 level surveys (ideally taken in the freshman year); HIST 387 and 388 (Junior Seminar, in the junior year); and HIST 496 (Senior Thesis Seminar, in the first semester of the senior year).

In addition, every history major must take a minimum of six more elective courses in history. These six courses must be chosen according to the following rules. No more than four of the six courses can be in the same area of history (that is, United States, Latin America, Middle Ages, or modern Europe). At least two of the six courses must deal with "pre-modern" periods of history (before the era of the French Revolution for European history, before the era of the American Revolution for U.S. history, before the era of the revolutions for independence for Latin American history). The six courses should ordinarily be taken at the 300 level, but history majors may count a maximum of two 200 level courses (in addition to the two required core surveys) among the six electives within the major.

Courses Offered

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

HIST

Course Title

211

The Medieval World: Culture, War, Religion in the Middle Ages

216

Beyond the "Fall" of Rome

221

Early Modern Europe 1450-1750

229 Global Migrations to the New World, 1492-Present
235 Medieval World

257, 258

American History Survey I, II

280 The US in the 19th Century
280B The US in the 20th Century

281

Colonial Latin America

282

Modern Latin America

283

Latinos in America: 1848-1990

300

Age of Discovery: Iberian World

303

Medieval Society and Culture in the Early Middle Ages

304

Cultural History of Food in the Middle Ages

305

History of the Ancient Mediterranean

306

Women and Gender in Middle Ages, 500-1500

307

Comparative Colonial Systems, 1500-1800

309

Islamic Origins

309C Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

310

Religion and Society: Medieval Europe

311B Gunpowder Empires of Islam: the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals
312A European Law from Antiquity to Napoleon

313

Carolingian Society and Culture

314

History of the Ancient Mediterranean II

315

Crime in England, 1200-1800

316

England After the Black Death

317

Medieval Italy

318

Anglo-Saxon England

322

English Society under the Tudors and Stuarts, 1485-1660

323

The Renaissance, 1300-1530

324

Medieval Pilgrimages

325

Europe in the Reformation Era, 1500-1648

326

Nineteenth-Century Britain

326A

Britain and the Second World War

327

Twentieth-Century Britain

329

History Of British Cinema

331A

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750

332

The French Revolution

333

Modern Japan

336

Women in Modern Europe

337

The Science of Man: Great Works of Modern Social Thoughts

337A Modern Europe: Survey of Key Events & Processes in Mod European Hist from French Revolution to Present

338

Europe, 1945-1995

340, 341

Modern European Intellectual History I, II

345, 346

Imperial Austria I, II

348

America and the World

349

Washington: Symbol and City

350

Europe Since 1945

351

U.S., 1918-1948

352

U.S., 1949-1989

353

Era of Civil War and Reconstruction

357

History of Old South 1607-1865

358

U.S. South Since the Civil War

360

U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity

361

War and Society Middle Ages

362

Nazism

364

Catholicism in America Since 1945

366

Devotionalism in U.S. Catholicism

367

Colonial North America

369

U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1945-Present

371

Latin America: 20th Century

371 Colonial Latin America
373A American Religious History

374

Slavery in America

375

Revolutionary America, 1746-1880

378

Immigrants in America: 1820-1940

379

The Cold War: 1945-1975

380

The Irish in America

381

Border Culture: Mexico and the Southwestern United States, 1776-1930

382

World War II: Military and Diplomatic

383

Latin America and the United States

385

Culture and Society in Modern Latin America

386

Modern Mexico

387, 388

Junior Seminar

409

From Empire to Kingdom: Romans and Barbarians in the Early Middle Ages

492

Directed Readings

494

Research Apprenticeship

495 Internship

496

Senior Thesis Seminar

520 Pagan & Christian Historians
529 19th & 20th Century Ireland
531 Renaissance
531A Renaissance Papacy

534

Modern Irish History

535 Public History

540

Famine, Irish Immigrants, and their Children: A Case Study in Immigration

549 Humanism to Enlightenment

550

Reformation

551

Nationalism and Consequences in 20th Century

552

Modern European Intellectual History

560 Civil War & Reconstruction

568

History of European Cooperation (Leuven)

569

Europe: A Cultural Entity (Leuven)

570 Latin America - 20th Century Revolutions

571

Latin America: Culture and Politics

574 Missionary Church, 1500-1800
576 Fashion and Society since 1500

585

Religion and Society in 19th and 20th Century Latin America

 

Program in Islamic World Studies

Program Director: Jon W. Anderson, anderson@cua.edu

Faculty:
Jon W. Anderson, Professor of Anthropology
Therese-Ann Druart, Professor of Philosophy
Sidney H. Griffith, S.T., Professor Emeritus of Semitics
Feriha Perikli, Lecturer in Politics
Shawqi Talia, Instructor in Semitics
Kemaleddin Tabine, Instructor in Arabic
Lev Weitz, Assistant Professor of History
Wilhelmus Valkenberg, Professor of Theology & Religious Studies

Program website: http://islamicstudies.cua.edu

Islamic World Studies groups the university's offerings on the Near East and Islamic world in an interdisciplinary minor that supplements undergraduate majors in the humanities and social sciences and, for students who also qualify in advanced Arabic, a Certificate in Islamic World Studies. The program draws on the expertise of scholars in Semitics, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Theology and Religious Studies, as well as the special resources of CUA's John K. Mullen of Denver Library and the Consortium of Washington Area Universities. The minor emphasizes the common heritage of Islam and Christianity in late antiquity, in the high Middle Ages, and in contemporary issues of religious identity and practice.  The Certificate adds an area studies dimension to disciplinary minors for students contemplating graduate study or international work.

Requirements for the Minor in Islamic World Studies:
(See the website or program director for more specific information.)

Core courses:
     HIST 309 - The Rise of Islam
     ANTH 310 - Islam in the Modern World

At least four additional courses (12 credits), chosen from among these options:

  1. ARAB 103/104 - Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic
  2. SPAN 326 - Medieval Spain at the Crossroads of Cultures
  3. SPAN 360 - Muslims in Latin America: Intersecting Cultures
  4. ART 341 - Islamic Art & Architecture
  5. ANTH 390 - Politics & Religion in the Middle East
  6. SEM 241/241 - Classical Arabic
  7. SEM 247 - Arabic Literature in Translation
  8. SEM 545/6 - Medieval Arabic Literature
  9. TRS 395 - Contemporary Christian-Muslim Dialog
  10. TRS 398 - Introduction to Islam
  11. PHIL 334 - Philosophy in the Islamic World
  12. POLI 326 - Politics of the Modern Middle East
  13. POLI 327 - Nationalism & Islam: Post-Colonial Movements

Requirements for the Certificate in Islamic World Studies:

Qualification in advanced intermediate Arabic either by comjpletion of ARAB 203/204 or equivalency examination.

Core Courses:
      HIST 309 - The Rise of Islam
     ANTH 310 - Islam in the Modern World

At least 12 additional credits from the list above or substitutions approved by the program director (Study Abroad or Consortium courses).

Intensive English Program

Anca M. Nemoianu, Ph.D., Director

The Intensive English Program is for international students whose applications to the university need the support of further training in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.

While most courses in the program do not grant academic credit toward a degree, they can be counted towards the students' full-time status. Qualified students may also take coursework in an academic subject along with part-time study in the program.

The Intensive English Program follows the semester system of the university: courses are 14 weeks in duration. For full-time students, instruction is for an average of 18 hours per week. Each semester is preceded by a placement testing period. The placement testing fee is $40. All the classes in the Intensive English Program have limited enrollment. For more information about the program and the testing days preceding each semester, go to http://iep.cua.edu or call 202-319-4439 or 5229.

The Intensive English Program issues I-20 forms necessary for obtaining a Student Visa (F-1). Students on an F-1 visa must be enrolled full time in the program.

Courses Offered

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

IENG

Course Title

30, 31

English Oral Skills-Workplace I, II

50

Language Lab

72, 75

ESL Writing I, II

73, 76

ESL Reading/Grammar I, II

74, 77

ESL Listening/Speaking I, II

78 Academic Lectures

79

ESL Reading/Writing

84

ESL: Listening I

86

ESL Reading/Grammar II

87

Basic Oral Communication

88

Basic Writing

89

Basic Grammar

90

Skills for Academic Study

91

ESL Grammar/Writing

92

ESL Conversation/Reading

93

ESL Reading/Writing

94

ESL Listening/Speaking

95

Pronunciation of American English

96

ESL Reading/Listening

97

Patterns of Spoken American English

98 Vocabulary Development

99

ESL Independent Study

100

ESL Writing/Grammar

110

Listening/Speaking

111

Ecclesiastical English

112

Conversation

Program in Latin American and Latino Studies

Program Director: Dr. Sandra Barrueco (barrueco@cua.edu)

Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) is a multidisciplinary program focused on the appreciation and understanding of the Hispanic experience in the Americas. The program draws on the expertise of scholars at CUA in the fields of anthropology, arts, economics, history, modern languages, medieval studies, music, psychology, political science, sociology, and social work. It also draws on the rich resources of the Oliveira Lima library and University Archives, as well as existing programs in Hispanic Ministry and Hispanic Pastoral Leadership in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, and social science research at the Life Cycle Institute. LALS currently offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor and a Certificate.

Please consult the Website for more detail at http://lals.cua.edu/.

Department of Mathematics

Professors

Kiran R. Bhutani, Chair; Alexander Levin

Professors Emeriti

Victor M. Bogdan;  Lawrence Somer

Associate Professors

Sherif El-Helaly; Paul G. Glenn; Guoyang Liu; Farzana McRae

Assistant Professors

Prasad Senesi; Vijay Sookdeo

Clinical Assistant Professor Garrett Johnson

Mathematics, the language of science, 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 offers courses and degree programs reflecting the place and various roles of mathematics in modern civilization.

For students majoring in the humanities or the social sciences, the department offers MATH 168, 175, 187, 111, 112, and 114; 111 is a prerequisite for 112.

For students in the natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics (and any student with an interest in and aptitude for mathematics), the department offers a sequence in calculus and differential equations: MATH 121, 122, 221, and 222.

Upon entering the university, all students whose major programs require calculus must take a Mathematics Placement Test, which helps determine placement relative to the two calculus choices, MATH 111 and 121. Students who aim to take calculus but need additional preparation take MATH 108 before calculus.

There is a specific web page for mathematics placement.

Students who have prior coursework in calculus may obtain advanced placement in calculus by consulting the department. Students who have scored sufficiently high on the AB or BC Advanced Placement Test in Calculus should inquire about receiving course credit for MATH 121-122.

Mathematics Department web page

Degree Programs

The department offers four undergraduate degree programs: B.A. in mathematics, B.S. in mathematics, B.S. in mathematics/secondary education, and B.S. in mathematics/physics. Depending on their emphasis, the programs prepare students for graduate studies, for work in industry, or for teaching. Students interested in graduate studies in mathematics should consider taking MATH 420, 422, and 451. Students interested in applications of mathematics should also consider choosing from MATH 407, 408, 415, 427, 431, 432, 441, 461, 462, 516, 528, 533, 537, 540 and 584. Students interested in industrial or applied mathematics careers should consider taking 431, 432, 461, 462, 537 and 540.

All mathematics degree programs require MATH 121, 122, 221, 222, and 248 (or placement out of these courses) and PHYS 215 and 216. Students are encouraged to include courses from mathematically related disciplines in addition to PHYS 215 and 216. Freshmen and sophomores who have obtained a 2.5 or better grade point average in 121, 122, 221, and 222 will be accepted into the program. An average of at least 2.0 in the upper-level (400 and above) courses is required for graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Required mathematics courses. The calculus sequence (121, 122, 221, 222); MATH 248, 301, 321, 322, 421, 424; and three mathematics electives at the 400-level or above, chosen with departmental approval. Also, PHYS 215 and 216.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Required mathematics courses. The calculus sequence (121, 122, 221, 222); MATH 248, 301, 321, 322, 421, 424; and three mathematics electives at the 400-level or above, chosen with departmental approval. Also, PHYS 215 and 216, CSC 123, and 124, and four other courses in computer science, natural sciences, or mathematics, chosen with departmental approval.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education

This program is designed for those who plan a career in teaching math at the secondary level. Interested students should consult the undergraduate advisers in both the departments of mathematics and education early in the major in order to plan a schedule of required courses from both fields.

Required mathematics courses. 121, 122, 221, 222, 248, 301, 321, 403, 421, 424 and one additional mathematics elective at the 400-level or above, chosen with departmental approval. In addition: CSC 123 and 124 (or any two of CSC 104, 105, and 113), PHYS 215 and 216, and two statistics courses, chosen with departmental approval.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Physics

Required mathematics courses. The calculus sequence (MATH 121, 122, 221, 222); MATH 248, 301, 321, 322, 421; and one additional course at the 400-level or above.

Required physics courses. PHYS 215 (with lab 225), PHYS 216 (with lab 226), 506, 511, 512, 525, 531, 532, 535, and 536. Also PHYS 451-452 (Senior Seminar in Physics).

Required computer science courses. CSC 123 and 124.

Minor in Mathematics

The minor in mathematics is designed for those students with an interest in mathematics either for its own sake or as it relates to their major field. Certain majors have mathematics requirements which will fulfill a considerable portion of the requirements for the math minor.

The requirements are two courses in calculus (ordinarily MATH 121 and 122), MATH 248, and three other courses in mathematics (other than 108, 110, 168, 175, 187, and 114), of which two must be at the 400-level or above. Other courses with sufficient mathematical content and level may be accepted. For those, the approval of the Department of Mathematics is required.

The following is a list of some disciplines and the mathematics courses (after MATH 121 and 122) relevant to them:

Major

Math Courses

Biology

431, 432

Chemistry

221, 222, 431, 432

Computer Science

301, 321, 322, 407, 415, 431, 432, 516, 537

Economics

221, 222, 301, 431, 432

Engineering

221, 222, 401, 321, 322, 407, 421, 422, 424, 427, 528, 431, 432, 516, 537, 541, 542

Physics

221, 222, 301, 321, 322, 407, 415, 421, 422, 424, 427, 431, 432, 441, 442, 516, 528, 537

Courses Offered

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

MATH

Course Title

108

Elementary Functions

111, 112

Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I, II

114

Probability and Statistics

121, 122

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II (4,4)

168

Mathematics in Modern World

175

Mathematics in Politics

187

Introduction to Mathematical Thought

221

Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4)

222

Calculus IV Differential Equations (4)

230

Mathematics of Politics (UH)

248

Fundamentals of Advanced Mathematics

301

Linear Algebra

309

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

321, 322

Abstract Algebra I, II

330

Topics in Mathematical Social Sciences (UH)

403

Euclidean and Non-Euclidian Geometry

407

Graph Theory

408

Elementary Number Theory

409

Algebraic Number Theory

415

Combinatorics

420

Topology

421, 422

Introductory Analysis I, II

424

Complex Variables

427

Chaotic Dynamics

431, 432

Probability and Statistics with Applications I, II

441

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

442

Introduction to Difference Equations

450

Foundations of Mathematics

451

Introduction to Mathematical Logic

461, 462

Numerical Analysis I, II

498

Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

511, 512

Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering

513

Rings and Modules

516

Coding and Information Theory

528

Fractal Geometry

533

Stochastic Processes

537

Introduction to Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic

540

Ordinary Differential Equations

552

Formal Languages and the Theory of Computation

584

Numerical Linear Algebra

595

Directed Reading

596

Independent Study

Department of Media Studies

Associate Professors

Stephen J. McKenna, Chair; Alexander T. Russo

Assistant Professors

Niki Akhavan; Martin Johnson; Joshua Shepperd

Clinical Assistant Professor

Maura Ugarte

Television, cinema, radio, newspapers and the Internet all profoundly influence our lives. The Department of Media Studies provides students with tools to analyze critically the forms and contents of mass media. An interdisciplinary field, media studies at Catholic University is rooted in traditions of rhetorical and historical criticism across the humanities.

Core courses promote understanding of film, television and related media in their varied aesthetic, social, historical, and cultural contexts. After completing the core, majors may choose to emphasize advanced  work in either critical studies (beginning their electives with a course in critical approaches to media) or media production (beginning their electives with a course in video filmmaking). Students emphasizing their elective courses in either area may still take electives in both. Majors in the program also have opportunities to gain professional experience through internships. With its humanities orientation and liberal arts commitment, the department emphasizes writing and critical thinking skills. By requiring rigorous study of the intersections of media theory, history, technology and cultures while providing access to state-of-the-art digital production equipment, the program engages students as both critics and creators. Students learn how to read cultural texts critically, partly by gaining firsthand knowledge of how such texts are produced. Media Studies majors develop a relationship to mass media that is both critically aware and socially responsible, one that prepares them for a wide variety of careers in fields as diverse as film and video, broadcasting, journalism, public relations, advertising, law, or teaching and scholarship in the humanities.

Majors take six core courses: MDIA201 Introduction to Media Studies, MDIA202 Media and History or MDIA301 Media and Rhetoric, MDIA302 Media Rhetoric and Aesthetics, MDIA399 Junior Seminar, and MDIA499 Senior Seminar; an elective gateway course--either MDIA311 Critical Approaches to Media or MDIA312 Media Composition--which then anchors the final six advanced electives, generally focusing on either critical studies or production. Up to two approved courses from other departments (e.g., ART309, Introduction to Photography) may count as in-major electives. The full list of approved interdisciplinary electives is available on the course tracking sheet.

Important Requirements:

  • Students may declare the major as incoming freshmen. Students who wish to transfer into the major after the beginning of freshman year should complete at least one introductory course (MDIA201, 202 or 301) first before being considered for acceptance.
  • All majors must earn a 2.5 GPA average in MDIA201 and MDIA202. All students failing to achieve this level of academic performance will be dismissed from the major; they may re-take either course within two semesters, meet the 2.5 requirement, and then reapply for acceptance to the major.
  • No course in the major may be re-taken more than once. Additionally, all students must maintain a 2.3 (C+) GPA average in the major. Students dropping below this level will be given one semester to restore their in-major GPA, or face dismissal from the major.
  • MDIA201 is a prerequisite for most advanced electives; MDIA399, Junior Seminar, is a prerequisite for MDIA499, Senior Seminar.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Freshman

MDIA 201, 202

Sophomore

MDIA 301, 302

Junior

MDIA 399; MDIA 311 or 312; electives in critical studies and/or production; internship

Senior

MDIA 499; electives in critical studies and/or production; internship

Courses Offered

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

MDIA

Course Title

201

Introduction to Media Studies

202

Media and History

301 Media and Rhetoric
302 Media Rhetoric and Aesthetics (4)

306

The Italian American Experience

307 The Splendor of Rome in Literature & Film
308 Social Issues in Italian Cinema
310 Mediating Disability
311 Mediating Race & Ethnicity in America
312 Media Composition
315 Mediating Childhood
318 Media, Satire & Citizenship
319 Obama, Rhetoric & Media

321

Legal Issues in Communications

328 Clint Eastwood: Vengeance, Violence & Redemption
329 History of British Cinema

330

Introduction to Journalism

331

Television Reporting

333

Advanced Journalism

334

Ethics and Journalism

335

Opinion and Editorial Writing

336

Investigative Reporting

337

Media and the Underclass

338 Art of the Interview
339 Arts & Culture Reporting
340 German Weimar Culture

344

Critical Approaches to Media

348 Moving Pictures: Screen Melodramas

352

Museum Studies

353

Television and American Culture

360

Popular Culture

363 Remix Culture
368 The Music Video: Life, Death & Rebirth
377 Film and Fiction: 19th Century Adaptations

380

Video Production: The Short Subject

381

Photography in the Digital Age

384 Video Art

390

Visual Culture Studies

392 New Media Studies

394

Signs and Symbols in American Life

395 Lincoln in Literature and Film
399 Junior Seminar in Media Studies

403

Advanced Video Production

412

Special Projects in Media Production

450

Film Narrative: The Coen Brothers

451

Film Narrative: Hitchcock

452

Film Narrative: Stanley Kubrick

453

American Film Comedy

455

The Crime Film and Literature

456

Science Fiction Media

457

Media Audiences: Reading and Reception

458

Religion and Media

459

The Documentary

460

Film and History

461

New American Film Directors

464 Topics in Television Studies

471

Food and Media

499

Senior Seminar: Topics in Media Studies

502

Communication Internship

494 Independent Study

495

Media Internship

498 Comprehensive Exam
519 Lincoln's Eloquence

520

American Political Rhetoric

524

The Rhetoric of Advertising

530

The Rhetoric of Propaganda

 

Program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies

Program Director: Lilla Kopár

Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies website and faculty listing: http://mbs.cua.edu

Major Program

The university's Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major which draws upon faculty strengths across the School of Philosophy, the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and numerous departments in the School of Arts and Sciences, particularly History, English, Greek and Latin, Modern Languages and Literatures, Art, and Semitic Languages and Literatures. In addition to exploring the historical and cultural developments within the traditional boundaries of Medieval Europe from ca. A.D. 300 to 1500, students will have opportunities to study Byzantium, Islam, Judaism, and Near Eastern Christianity.

The Medieval and Byzantine Studies (MBS) major introduces students to the various fields of the discipline and their methodologies, while providing advanced training in one specific area of specialization.The major consists of the following:

  1. GATEWAY COURSE
    MDST 201: Medieval Pathways. [Students in the University Honors Program may substitute HSHU 102: Charlemagne to Chaucer, with advisor approval.]
  2. SPECIALIZED COURSES
    a) HISTORY AND SOCIAL STRUCTURES: two courses (6 credits) in any aspect of western or non-western medieval history (social, political, institutional, economic, legal, cultural, gender studies, etc.).
    b) THOUGHT AND WORSHIP: two courses (6 credits) in medieval religions, theology, philosophy, or liturgy (also including non-Christian traditions).
    c) CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: two courses (6 credits) in medieval literatures, languages, art, architecture, music, or material culture.
  3. ELECTIVES IN THE MAJOR (to complete the specialization)
    Four courses (12 credits) from the three categories of specialized courses (and a list of additional courses, including approved languages). At least two of the four courses should be in the student's area of specialization. May include relevant language courses (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Coptic, Old English, Old French, and other medieval vernaculars) beyond the School's foreign language distribution requirement.
  4. SENIOR SEMINARS: MDST 496A, 496B (formerly 451, 452).

Majors must consult the undergraduate advisor for course selection and the suggested sequence of courses.

Minor Program

Six courses in the area of medieval or Byzantine studies, which must include MDST 201: Medieval Pathways. [University Honors Students may substitute HSHU 102: From Charlemagne to Chaucer.] Students must take at least one course in each of the areas designated above under Specialized Courses. Two additional courses may be drawn from that list or from among relevant language courses (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Coptic, Old English, Old Norse, and other medieval vernaculars) beyond the School's foreign language distibution requirement.

Courses Offered

For a list of approved courses each semester, please consult http://mbs.cua.edu/current.cfm; for descriptions of courses offered, see https://cardinalstation.cua.edu.

MDST

Course Title

201

Medieval Pathways

496A, 496B Senior Seminar
498 Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Professors

Bruno M. Damiani; Jean-Michel Heimonet; Stefania Lucamante

Associate Professors

Claudia Bornholdt; Margaret Ann Kassen, Chair; Hanna Marks; Mario Ortiz, Peter Shoemaker

Assistant Professors

Daniel García-Donoso; Chelsea Stieber

Visiting Assistant Professor
Anna Deeny

Clinical Assistant Professors

AnaMaria Banu; Gonzalo Campos-Dintrans; Daniel Colón; Serena Ferrando; Kerstin T. Gaddy; Dolores Lima; Charmaine McMahon; Raluca Romaniuc; Katharina Rudolf; Amanda Sheffer

Clinical Instructors Shufen Hwang

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers Bachelor of Arts majors in the following fields: French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, and Spanish for International Service. The Department also offers beginning and intermediate-level courses in Modern Standard Arabic Mandarin Chinese, and Irish (Gaelic) as well as introductory courses in Brazilian Portuguese and American Sign Language (ASL). 

Undergraduate programs in modern languages and literatures stress both practical and humanistic goals. A series of graduated language courses permits acquisition of oral, aural, and written mastery of a foreign language. A comprehensive program of courses in literature and civilization, ranging from introductory surveys through period and genre offerings to seminars treating individual major authors, provides, in depth and in breadth, the experience of another culture and of its modes of thought and expression.

A major in modern languages and literatures provides its graduates with both a specific area of skills and competence and a sense of the relationship between their particular discipline and the large body of knowledge that is the patrimony of liberally educated persons. Majors learn to express themselves clearly and correctly through required advanced language courses (200 through 400 levels). They acquire a general knowledge of the literature as a whole in survey courses and a deeper knowledge of special areas in the courses that follow, including a number of 500-level electives. The final course taken by the concentrator, the senior seminar, coordinates all knowledge and skills acquired. A joint B.A.-M.A. program is available to qualified students in Spanish.

Outcome Goals:

As elaborated in the mission statement of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, a student graduating with a major in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Hispanic Studies, or Spanish for International Service, will be a reflective, compassionate global citizen with an informed sense of moral and intellectual responsibility.
In their course work, students will develop and practice critical thinking and analytical writing. They acquire research and practical work skills, in-depth knowledge of the culture(s) in their target language, and advanced language proficiency in at least one language other than English.

The outcome goals for our language and culture majors respond to the following goals of the university-wide General Education goals as defined by The Catholic University of America:

• Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of and respect for different cultures and religions.
• Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication, including argumentative essays, research papers, presentations, and creative and collaborative work employing a variety of media.
• Graduates will show facility in critical thinking and reasoned analysis.
• Graduates will demonstrate an ability to find information effectively using appropriate resources and technologies, critically assess the validity and relevance of that information, and utilize it in ethical and legal ways.

 Students may choose to develop a minor in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, or Italian Studies. Consult the individual language programs below for further details.

Students taking language course and especially students majoring or minoring in one of the programs in the department are strongly encourage to add course work that leads to a Minor or Certificate in one of CUA's interdiscplinary programs, such as the Minor in Asisan Studies, the Certificate in European Studies, the Minor in Global Migration Studies, the Certificate in Irish Studies, the Certificate or Minor in Islamic World Studies, the Certificate or Minor in Latin American and Latino Studies, or the Certificate in Spanish for Healthcare.

For students not majoring in languages, distribution requirements in literature as well as in humanities, as outlined under B.A. degree requirements, may be fulfilled by a number of courses offered by the department.

Note: All entering students and transfer students with one year of college Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, who wish to continue in that language, are required to take a placement examination. They will not receive any CUA credit for courses in that language without placement. The resulting placement will be valid up to one semester after the date of the examination. See the Department's website (http://modernlanguages.cua.edu) for more information.

Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement for degrees in the School of Arts and Sciences may be fulfilled by satisfactorily completing the intermediate level (103-104) in Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, or Spanish. Spanish students can also complete Spanish 111 or Spanish 113. Spanish 113 (6 credits) is an accelerated intermediate-level equivalent to 103-104, open by departmental permission only to highly-qualified students. Spanish 111 is open to Spanish heritage speakers only. In addition to placement, a prerequisite for 102, 103, 113, and 104 is a minimum grade of C- in the previous course in the sequence.

Depending on placement, elementary-level language courses may be required to reach the intermediate level. Elementary language courses are numbered 101 and 102; the four-credit French or Spanish 112 is an accelerated elementary-level equivalent to 101-102, open by placement to students with some previous experience of the language. Elementary language courses 101, 102, and 112 count as free electives only.

Education Abroad Programs

The Department requires that majors spend at least a semester in a country in which the language is spoken, in order to increase their language proficiency and to immerse themselves in the culture. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. Students pursuing a minor in one of the programs offered in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and students interested in completing one of the interdisciplinary programs, are strongly encouraged to study abroad.

Under special circumstances students may petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

French

Major in French and Francophone Studies

The Major in French and Francophone Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the French-speaking world. It is designed to provide students with a solid background in the cultural history of France and the Francophone countries. Students combine language, culture and practical skills courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures with a practical immersion experience in a French-speaking country. Students are encouraged to supplement their studies with courses dealing with the Francophone world in areas such as Anthropology, Art, Drama, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology.

Required Courses (7 courses / 21 credits)

200-level

FREN 203
Advanced French I: Themes in Francophone Literature and Culture

FREN 204
Advanced French II: Introduction to French Cinema

Note: 203 and 204 can be taken out of sequence; students placing out of 204 add 2 elective courses

300-level

FREN 300
Thinking Critically: Literature, Film, and Media in the French-Speaking World

FREN
301 Society and Culture in the French-Speaking World

(Note: 300 and 301 can be taken out of sequence

400-level

FREN 401/402/495
One practical skills course: French for Business, Translation, Internship

FREN 488
Research Seminar I (Course can be repeated with different topic)

FREN 489
Research Seminar II: Senior Essay

Electives (5 courses / 15 credits)

Courses at the 300 level and higher taught in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or transferred from education abroad. Up to two of these courses may be 200-level courses taught in English at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, transfer courses, or other courses taught in other disciplines. These courses must be pre-approved by the advisor.

Education Abroad

French and Francophone Studies Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in a French-speaking country. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. FREN 300 and FREN 489 must be taken at CUA. Under special circumstances students may petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

Free Electives and Distribution Courses

French and Francophone Studies Majors are strongly advised to complete the course work for the Certificate in European Studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to add minors or a second major in related disciplines, such as Art, Drama, History, International Business, Media Studies, Philosophy, or Politics.

Minor in French and Francophone Studies

Required courses: a total of 6 (six) courses, including 203 or 209, 204, one other 200-level course, and any courses at the 300-500 level, with a maximum of 2 (two) courses taught in English. Students should consult with the French Academic Advisor, Dr. Chelsea Stieber (Stieber@cua.edu), to identify combinations of courses that best suit their needs and interests.

*** N.B. Native speakers of French (francophones) may not enroll in any 200-level course or in 330. Upper-level literature and culture courses are open to qualified native speakers with permission from the instructor.


German

Major in German Studies

The Major in German Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the German-speaking world. It is designed to provide students with a solid background in the cultural history of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Students combine language, culture and practical skills courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures with a practical immersion experience in a German-speaking country. Students are encouraged to supplement their studies with courses dealing with the German-speaking world in areas such as Anthropology, Art, Drama, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology and Religious Studies.

Required Courses (7 courses / 21 credits)

200-level

GER 203 Advanced German I: German Through Film
GER 204 Advanced German II: German Through Literature

(Note: 203 and 204 can be taken out of sequence; students placing out of 204 add 2 elective courses)

300-level

GER 300  Thinking Critically: Literature, Film, and Media in the German-Speaking World
GER 301  Society and Culture in the German-Speaking World 

(Note: 300 and 301 can be taken out of sequence)

400-level

GER 401/402/495  One practical skills course: German for Business, Translation, Internship 
GER 488  Research Seminar I (Course can be repeated with different topic)
GER 489 Research Seminar II: Senior Essay


Electives (5 courses / 15 credits)

Courses at the 300 level and higher taught in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or transferred from study abroad. Up to two of these courses may be 200-level courses taught in English at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, transfer courses, or other courses taught in other disciplines. These courses must be pre-approved by the advisor.

Education Abroad

German Studies Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in a German-speaking country. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. GER 300 and GER 489 must be taken at CUA. Under special circumstances students may petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

Free Electives and Distribution Courses

German Studies Majors are strongly advised to complete the course work for the Certificate in European Studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to add minors or a second major in related disciplines, such as Art, Drama, History, International Business, Media Studies, Philosophy, or Politics.

 

Minor in German Studies

The prerequisite to select a minor in German is successful completion of German 104 or proof of proficiency at the equivalent level. The German minor is comprised of a total of 6 courses: GER 203 and 204 plus an additional 4 courses at the 200-400 level. No more than 2 courses taught in English count toward the minor. In consultation with the academic adviser, study abroad courses may be counted toward the minor.


Italian

Major in Italian Studies

This program is designed for students who have a strong interest in Italian culture. The courses in the major give students a wide knowledge of Italian literary and cultural phenomena. The program ranges from introductory surveys through period and genre offerings to seminars treating individual major authors. Italian Studies majors are required to take at least two courses in areas such as fine arts, politics, and history that may help prepare them for successful careers in politics, law, international business, medicine, education, or the arts. Students are required to complete two advanced language and culture courses (203, 204), the two senior seminars (488. 489) and 8 electives. Two of these elective courses must be offered by a program other than Italian Studies. At least four (2 plus 488 and 489) of the elective courses must be taught in Italian. Students should consult with the Italian adviser before selecting courses in order to determine their individual program of study.

Students enrolled in the Major in Italian Studies are required to study abroad, either in CUA's Rome program or in another education abroad program in Italy.

Required Courses

ITAL 203: Advanced Italian I: Talking About Culture
ITAL 204: Advanced Italian II: Talking About Culture
ITAL 488: Senior Special Topics Seminar
ITAL 489: Research Seminar

6 Electives in Italian Studies

Students enroll in six additional courses in literature and culture. At least two of these courses must be taught in Italian:

2 Electives outside of ITAL

Two courses must be taken from programs other than ITAL. Students must consult with the adviser before selecting courses. Examples of approved courses are: HIST 222, 317; ART 212, 307, 319, 320; CLAS 318. Other courses related to the Italian studies program can be chosen with the approval of the academic adviser of the Italian program.

Education Abroad

Italian Studies Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in Italy. Students choosing to study in CUA’s Rome program are strongly advised to add a second semester in a CUA-affiliated program in Italy. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. ITAL 489 must be taken at CUA. Under special circumstances may students petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

Free Electives and Distribution Courses

Italian Studies Majors are strongly advised to complete the course work for the Certificate in European Studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to add minors or a second major in related disciplines, such as Art, Drama, History, International Business, Media Studies, Philosophy, or Politics.

Minor in Italian Studies

ITAL 203, 204, plus a combination of four courses in language, literature, and culture. Students should consult the adviser in Italian concerning combinations of courses. Study abroad courses may also be approved by the adviser.

 

Spanish

Major in Hispanic Studies

The Major in Hispanic Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to provide students with a solid background in the cultural history of Latin America, Spain and the Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States. Students combine language, culture and practical skills courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures with a practical immersion experience in a Spanish-speaking country. Students are encouraged to supplement their studies with courses dealing with the Spanish-speaking world in areas such as Anthropology, Art, Drama, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology and Religious Studies.

Required Courses (7 courses / 21 credits)

200-level

SPAN 203 or 210  Advanced Conversation and Composition I or Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
SPAN 204 or 211  Advanced Conversation and Composition II or Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 

(Note: Students placing out of 204 or 211 add 2 elective courses) 

300-level

SPAN 300  Thinking Critically: Literature, Film, and Media in the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 301 Society and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World 

(Note: 300 and 301 can be taken out of sequence)

400-level

SPAN 401/402/485/495 One practical skills course: Spanish for Business, Translation, Legal Translation 
and Interpretation, Internship 
SPAN 408/412/425/448 Two content research seminars 
SPAN 489  Research Seminar II: Senior Essay

Electives (4 courses / 12 credits)

Courses at the 300 level and higher taught at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or transferred from study abroad. One of these courses may be a 200-level course taught in English at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, a transfer course, or a course in another disciplines. This course must be pre-approved by the advisor.

Education Abroad

Hispanic Studies Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in a Spanish speaking country. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. SPAN 300, SPAN 489, and at least one 400-level content research seminar must be taken at CUA.  Under special circumstances may students petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

Free Electives and Distribution Courses

Hispanic Studies Majors are strongly advised to complete the course work for either the Certificate in European Studies or the Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to add minors or a second major in related disciplines, such as Art, Drama, History, International Business, Media Studies, Philosophy, or Politics.

Major in Spanish for International Service

The Major in Spanish for International Service (SIS) is a pre-professional career-oriented program designed to prepare students for service in government or private agencies and business in Spanish-language related fields. In addition to providing a solid background in the cultural history of Latin America, Spain and the Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States, the major emphasizes the development of practical skills to prepare students for careers in international service.

Required Courses (10 courses / 30 credits)

200-level

SPAN 203 or 210   Advanced Conversation and Composition I or Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 
SPAN 204 or 21   Advanced Conversation and Composition II or Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

 (Students placing out of 204/211 add 2 elective courses)

300-level

SPAN 300  Thinking Critically: Literature, Film, and Media in the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 301  Society and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World 
SPAN 302 Mapping the Hispanic Worlds: Contemporary Issues, Trends and Debates in the US and Abroad

 (Note: 300, 301, and 302 can be taken out of sequence)

400-level

SPAN 408/412/425/448: One content research seminar
SPAN 401/402/485  Two practical skills courses: Spanish for Business, Translation, Legal Translation 
and Interpretation
SPAN 489  Research Seminar: Senior Essay 
SPAN 495 Spanish Internship

Electives (2 courses / 6 credits)

Courses at the 300 level and higher taught in Spanish at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or transferred from study abroad. One of these courses may be a 200-level course taught in English at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, a transfer course, or a course in another disciplines. This course must be pre-approved by the advisor.

Education Abroad

Spanish for International Service Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. SPAN 300, SPAN 302, and SPAN 489, must be taken at CUA. Under special circumstances may students petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

Free Electives and Distribution Courses

SIS Majors are strongly advised to complete the course work for the Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies. Students are also strongly encouraged to add minors or a second major in related disciplines, such as Art, Drama, History, International Business, Media Studies, Philosophy, or Politics.

Minor in Hispanic Studies

Minor Requirements: 6 Courses (18 credit hours)

Students planning to have a minor in Spanish have a viable and flexible sequence of courses:

A. Core Courses (6 credit hours). Complete one of the following sequences unless placed at a higher level of 203 or 210:

  • SPAN 203 Advanced Con/Comp I & 204 Advanced Conv/Compo II
  •  SPAN 210 Span Heritage Speakers I & 211 Spanish Heritage Speakers II
  • SPAN 207 Advance Spanish for Health Care I & 208 Advanced Spanish for Health Care II

B. Electives (12 credit hours). Any course at or above the 200-level.

Only a maximum of three 200-level courses can count towards the minor. Students should consult the adviser in Spanish concerning combinations of courses. Heritage speakers planning a minor in Spanish should consult with the adviser in Spanish to arrange a sequence of courses adapted to their needs.

Program in Philosophy

Program Coordinator: Matthias Vorwerk, Associate Dean, School of Philosophy

Distribution Requirements

In cooperation with the faculty of the School of Philosophy, the School of Arts and Sciences offers the B.A. degree with a major in philosophy. The School of Philosophy also provides courses to fulfill the distribution requirement in philosophy.

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences taking courses in philosophy must observe the following:

  1. PHIL 201 and 202 are prerequisites for all philosophy courses in the areas listed below and are required of all undergraduates enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences, except for participants in the University Honors Program philosophy sequence.
  2. In addition to 201 and 202, students in the School of Arts and Sciences, who are pursuing a B.A. degree must elect two additional courses in order to fulfill the four-course philosophy requirement: one from the area Logic, Morality, and Action (Area I) and one from the area Nature, Knowledge, and God (Area II).
  3. Students are free to elect additional courses from the two areas and any 500-level course, except 505 and 556.

Required

PHIL

Course Title

201

The Classical Mind: The Origin and Growth of Western Philosophy

202

The Modern Mind: Philosophy from Descartes to the Present

Area I. Logic, Morality, and Action

PHIL

Course Title

301

Reasoning and Argumentation

303

Biomedical Ethics

309

Ethics

310

Philosophy of Art

311

Contemporary Moral Issues

332

Political Philosophy

333

Philosophy of Natural Right and Natural Law

351

Introduction to Symbolic Logic

403

Morality and Law

Area II. Nature, Knowledge, and God

PHIL

Course Title

305

Metaphysics

308

Philosophy of God

313

Philosophy of Human Nature

315

Philosophy of Language

317

Philosophy of Religion

328

Philosophy of the Social Sciences

329

Philosophy of Science

331

Philosophy of Knowledge

334

Philosophy in the Islamic World

Major Programs

Students who wish to enter a major program in philosophy must have a 3.0 overall grade point average.

Concentration Program

This program is designed to provide students with a broad philosophical background and the opportunity to do upper-division work in related disciplines. It is appropriate for those students who wish to use philosophy as a preparation for careers in business, industry, government, etc. It can also be used as a preparation for the study of theology.

Requirements for students enrolled in the philosophy concentration major program are:

1. The following eleven courses:
309 Theories of Ethics
331 Philosophy of Knowledge
351 Introduction to Symbolic Logic
353 History of Ancient Philosophy
354 History of Medieval Philosophy
355 Metaphysics I
356 Metaphysics II
453 History of Modern Philosophy
454 Contemporary Philosophy
455 Junior Seminar
456 Senior Seminar
 
2.  A philosophy elective, to be selected from:
310 Philosophy of Art
311 Contemporary Moral Issues
313 Philosophy of Human Nature
315 Philosophy of Language
317 Philosophy of Religion
329 Philosophy of Science
332 Political Philosophy
or a 500-level course
 
3. Other courses to fulfill distribution requirements.
 
4. Comprehensive examination.
 

Pre-Law Program

This program is particularly appropriate for students who wish to prepare for a career in law or related fields. The curriculum emphasizes those philosophical topics and skills pertinent to the study of law.

Requirements for students enrolled in the philosophy pre-law major program are:

1. The following nine courses:
301 Reasoning and Argumentation
353 History of Ancient Philosophy
354 History of Medieval Philosophy
355 Metaphysics I
356 Metaphysics II
453 History of Modern Philosophy
454 Contemporary Philosophy
455 Junior Seminar
456 Senior Seminar
 
2. Two of the following:
332 Political Philosophy
3
33 Philosophy of Natural Right and Natural Law
403 Morality and Law
 
3. A philosophy elective, to be selected from:
309 Theories of Ethics
310 Philosophy of Art
311 Contemporary Moral Issues
313 Philosophy of Human Nature
315 Philosophy of Language
317 Philosophy of Religion
329 Philosophy of Science
331 Philosophy of Knowledge
or a 500-level course
 
 

4. Other courses to fulfill distribution requirements.

5. Comprehensive examination.

For information concerning the Bachelor of Philosophy and the Bachelor of Arts program in the School of Philosophy, see the School of Philosophy listings in these Announcements.

Minor Program

The minor in philosophy consists of six courses, i.e., two courses in addition to the four-course distribution requirement. One of the additional courses must be from Area I and the other from Area II.

 

Department of Physics

Professors

Steven B. Kraemer, Chair; Ian Pegg; Lorenzo Resca; Daniel I. Sober

Professors Emeriti

Hall L. Crannell; Jack R. Leibowitz; Pedro Macedo; Paul H. E. Meijer; Herbert M. Uberall; Carl W. Werntz

Adjunct Professors

Arthur Aikin; Michael Bell; Natchimuthukonar Gopalswamy; Theodore Gull; Yoji Kondo;

Research Professors

Vladimir Krasnopolsky; Donald J. Michels; Leon Ofman; Frederick C. Bruhweiler

Associate Professors

Duilia F. DeMello; Biprodas Dutta; Tanja Horn; Franz J. Klein; John Philip; Vadim Uritsky

Adjunct Associate Professor

Michael DiSanti

Research Associate Professors

Pamela Clark; Alexander Kutepov; Myron A. Smith; Richard Starr; Glenn M. Wahlgren

Assistant Professors

Abhijit Sarkar

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Isabelle Muller

Research Assistant Professors

Peter C. Chen; Thomas Moran; Krister Nielsen

Research Associates

Boncho Bonev; Jeffrey Brosius; Ronald Carlson; Patrick Collins; Artem Feofilov; Sergei Ipatov; Rosina Iping; Sungmu Kang; Gladys Vieira Kober; Maxim Kramar; Allen Lunsford; Ryan Milligan; Norman F. Ness; Sten Odenwald; Vladimir Osherovich; Judit Pap; Lutz Rastaetter; Nelson Reginald; Michael Reiner; Joachim Schmidt; Richard Schwartz; Malgorzata Selwa; Ekaterina Verner; Geronimo Villanueva; Gerald Williger; Hong Xie; Seiji Yashiro

The study of physics is an attempt to understand the physical universe in as fundamental a way as possible. It examines the mathematical relationships that exist among the physical entities of the world and, in particular, tries to discover the general principles that govern the behavior of the microscopic and macroscopic universe. Majors are prepared to enter graduate work with a firm grasp of the fundamentals. Introductory and special purpose courses are provided for students specializing in a wide variety of disciplines.

Major Program

Prerequisities. PHYS 215, 216, 225, 226, 506; MATH 121, 122, 221, 222.

Required. PHYS 451, 452, 511, 512, 525, 531, 532, 535, 536. Additional courses in mathematics, physics, and allied fields are selected with approval of the student's adviser. The exact number of such courses depends upon whether the student is pursuing a B.A. or a B.S. curriculum.

Courses Offered

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

PHYS

Course Title

101

20th Century Physics I

103

Astronomy

104

Search for Extraterrestrial Life

122

Sound and Light in Nature and Arts

177

Freshman Seminar: The Atomic Age

191

The Newtonian Revolution

192

The Einstein, Bohr Revolution

194

Space, Time, and Einstein's Theory of Relativity (UH)

197

The Universe: The First 15 Billion Years (UH)

199

Newton to Einstein and Beyond (UH)

205, 206

College Physics I, II (4,4)

215, 216

University Physics I, II (4,4)

225

Introductory Mechanics Laboratory (1)

226

Introductory Electricity Laboratory (1)

240

Sun and Earth: Concepts and Connections

451

Senior Seminar (0)

452

Senior Seminar II (0)

492 Directed Readings in Physics
493 Directed Research in Physics
498 Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

506

Introduction to Modern Physics

511, 512

Mathematical Physics I, II

525

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

528

Optics

531, 532

Quantum Theory I. II

534

Advanced Physical Laboratory

535

Analytical Mechanics

536

Electricity and Magnetism

537

Nuclear Physics

540

Materials Science: Solids

541 Nanotechnology

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

569 Introduction to Biophysics

591

Solar Data Analysis (1)

 

Department of Politics

Professors

Claes G. Ryn; Wallace Thies; David Walsh; John Kenneth White

Professors Emeriti

Charles R. Dechert; Joan B. Urban

Associate Professors

Dennis Coyle, Chair; Matthew Green; Phillip Henderson; John A. Kromkowski; Maryann Cusimano Love; James P. O'Leary; Stephen Schneck; Andrew Yeo

Assistant Professors

Christopher Darnton; Dorle Hellmuth

Lecturers

Lee Edwards 

Director of Off-Campus Programs Diana Rich

The Catholic University of America's Department of Politics offers a B.A. degree in politics. The faculty share a strong commitment to theoretical, historical, institutional, and constitutional approaches to the study of government and politics. In political theory, the department has special strengths in the history of Western political thought, American political thought, Christian political thought, culture and politics, constitutionalism, and contemporary political thought. In American government and politics, the department offers in-depth perspectives on the American presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, constitutional law, U.S. political leadership, American political development, the values divide in American politics, and political parties and elections. In the field of world politics, the department offers broad expertise in such areas as American foreign policy; international relations; comparative government and politics; international political economy; European security; national security policy; modern Russia; Russian foreign policy; East Asian security; U.S. relations with China, Japan, and Korea; Latin American Politics; and U.S. Foreign Policy toward Latin America.

Major Program

Politics majors must successfully complete three introductory courses: Politics 111, Introduction to American Politics; Politics 112, Introduction to Comparative Politics; and Politics 211, Introduction to Political Theory. In addition, Politics 212, Introduction to International Relations, is required for all students specializing in world politics.

Each major takes at least 12 but not more than 14 courses in politics. Students are encouraged to take a broad range of courses and must pass a senior comprehensive examination covering all three of the subfields of politics. In addition, each major will select an area of specialization within the department in either American Government, Political Theory, or World Politics (which includes International Relations and Comparative Politics) from which the second part of the senior comprehensive examination will be drawn. The department also offers special programs, including a program in pre-law (see below).

In the senior year, a politics major must demonstrate a capacity for systematic writing and thinking in a substantial research paper, often completed within an advanced course in the student's specialization. Each politics major works closely with a member of the faculty to develop, revise, and refine the senior research paper. Qualified students may satisfy this requirement by writing a senior honors thesis. A student who is interested in the thesis option should, after consultation with a prospective director, submit a proposal to the department in September of the senior year.

Parliamentary Internships and International Studies

The department offers a variety of opportunities for internships and study abroad. These include programs in British politics in London, Irish society and politics in Dublin, and European studies in Leuven, Belgium. The British and Irish programs include internships within the respective parliaments, together with regular coursework in politics and other subjects. Internships in the European Union are a included in the Leuven program. The European Studies Program focuses on European political and economic integration, comparative government, the institutions of the European community, and European culture. 

Washington Area Internships

Students who wish to undertake academically supervised field work in Congress, one of the executive agencies, a political party or an association having an impact on public life may register for an internship course (Politics 495A or 495B). An undergraduate student may take two internships for credit, which may be applied to the 12-course concentration in politics.

Pre-Law Concentration

Students planning a career in law may wish to complete the department's pre-law sequence. In addition to the regular specialization requirements in American government, world politics or political theory, students complete a four-course sequence in public law. Each course in this sequence also counts for one of the other specializations.

In addition to the department's three introductory courses (see above), pre-law students are required to take POL 220, Introduction to Law and Politics. POL 220 should be taken first, but may be taken concurrently with another public law course.

Pre-law students must also take two public law courses at the 300 or 400 level, including at least one semester of Constitutional Law (POL 323 or 324). Pre-law students also must take an approved 500-level seminar course, typically during the senior year. Courses may include POL 507, The Supreme Court; POL 553, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation; POL 578, Advanced Topics in Public Law; or other courses designated at the time of registration. This course may be used to fulfill the departmental seminar-paper requirement.

For further information, or for advice on preparing and applying for law school, contact the department's pre-law sequence adviser, Professor Dennis Coyle (Coyle@cua.edu).

Courses Offered

Please consult the Web site https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester. The courses below are designated as belonging to one of the three fields of specialization offered by the department. However, many of the courses cut across the boundaries within the discipline of politics and can be applied toward more than one field. Students should consult their advisor as to how particular courses may satisfy requirements in their program.

POL

Course Title

111

Introduction to American Government

112

Introduction to Comparative Politics

202 European Politics

211

Introduction to Political Theory

212

Introduction to International Relations

220

Introduction to Law and Politics

226

Introduction to Peace Studies

300

Introduction to Asian Politics

302

Contemporary Issues of U.S. Policy

305

Person and Polity

307

Global Issues

310

The U.S. Presidency

310A

Islam and the Modern World

311

Changing Western Europe

312

The Civil Rights Movement

313

Urban Government and Politics

314

American Ethnic Politics

315

Modern China and the World

316

The Congress

317

American Public Opinion

320

Comparative World Media

321

Legal Issues in Communications

322

Federalists and Anti-Federalists

323, 324

Constitutional Law I, II

325

The Future of Europe

326

Politics of the Middle East

327

Nationalism and Islam

331

Globalization and Social Movement

333

Democracy and Democratization

338

The Art of the Interview

344

Brazil in World Affairs

350

Latin American Politics

359

Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

360

Modern Political Thought

362

Christian Political Thought

363

Politics of the 60's

364

Cold War Politics

370

Russian Politics: Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin

371

Politics of New East Europe

372

Politics and Culture in France and the Middle East

375

The French "Exception"

400

American Political Parties

400A

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

401

Media and American Politics

402

The Values Divide: American Politics and Culture in Transition

403

Poverty, Social Welfare and Public Policy

404

Law and Morality

405

National Elections

406

Environment and Development

407

U.S. Political Leadership to 1912

408

The Separation of Powers

410, 411

American Political Thought I, II

412

National Policy-Making Processes

412A

Homeland Security

413

Power, Morality, and Culture

413A

Power in American Politics

414

Reading Marx

415

International Organizations

416

Comparative Political Development

418

Ecology and Political Theory

419

Interest Groups and American Politics

420

Contemporary Issues in Congress

422

Religion and Public Policy

423

Politics and Military Strategy

424

Contemporary Issues in State and Local Government

425

Just War: Morality and International Conflict

427

U.S. Leadership Since 1912

428

Conservatism and American Politics

430

Chinese Government and Politics

431A

East Asian Security

432

Russian Foreign Policy

433

Politics of Food

435

Constitutional Politics of Europe

436

U.S., China, and International Relations of East Asia

437

Countering Terrorists and Radicals

445

U.S. Foreign Policy

446

European Integration

447

War and Peace in Nuclear Age

448

Varieties of Capitalism

452

The American Federal System

454

Comparative Foreign Policy

455

Intro into American Political Development

460

International Conflict Resolution

462

Principles of American Founding

464

Topics in Congressional Politics

465

American Political Culture

478

Environmental Politics

489

Comparative Politics: Non-Western Politics and Culture

490

Politics of Reconstruction and Reparation

494

Independent Study

495A

Congressional Internship

495B

Washington Internship

496A, 496B

Senior Honors Thesis

498

Undergraduate Comprehensive Exam

501

Globalization

502

Democracy and Its Critics

506

Politics and the Imagination

507

The Supreme Court

508

The United States Presidency

509

Contemporary Issues in Urban and Ethnic Politics

510

Property Rights and Environmental Policy

513

Bureaucratic Politics and Administration

514

The New Political Anthropology

518

American Political Parties and the Political Process

519

Science Policy Issues: Environment

520

U.S. Political Leadership

521

The Presidency and the Congress

523

Voting and Elections

524

The War on Terrorism

528

Congressional Internship

529

Liberalism and Its Critics

530

Classics of Political Economy

533

Elements of Political Analysis: The Policy Approach

534

Security after the Cold War

535

U.S Foreign Policy

537

International Political Economy

538

Topics in International Political Economy

540

New Issues in Old Europe

541

British Parliamentary Studies (London)

542

British Politics

545

Contemporary Issues in the U.K.

548

Contemporary Political Theory

549, 550

European Parliamentary Internship

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 and Foreign Policy

560

Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy

561

War Crimes

562

Seminar: American Political Development

563

Politics of Post-Soviet Russia

570

Contemporary Irish Society

572

Political and Military Problems of Developing Nations

573

United States-Latin American Relations

575

International Politics: Atlantic Alliances

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

583

Comparative Political Development

584

Jurisprudence

585

Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

590

Contending Civilizations

591 A

State-Minority Relations in Asia

599

Northern Ireland: Conflict and Culture

 

Department of Psychology

Professors

James F. Brennan, Provost; Carol R. Glass; James H. Howard Jr.; David A. Jobes; Martin A. Safer; Marc M. Sebrechts, Chair; Barry M. Wagner

Professors Emeriti

Diane B. Arnkoff; James O'Connor; Bruce M. Ross; Antanas Suziedelis; James E. Youniss

Associate Professors

Sandra Barrueco; Deborah M. Clawson; Marcie Goeke-Morey; Brendan Rich

Assistant Professors

Nancy E. Adleman; J. Benjamin Hinnant; Claire Adams Spears

Research Associates Jennifer A. Crumlish; Keith A. Kaufman; Edward Metz

Lecturers

Travis Flower; Michael Miller; Rashelle Musci; John Parkhurst; Jonathan Segal

The Department of Psychology, one of the first established in the United States, was founded in 1891 by Edward Pace upon his return from study with Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig. From early in its history, the department has combined education in both theoretical and applied aspects of psychology.

The B.A. program in psychology is designed to give students a thorough background in psychological theory and methodology and to acquaint them with a variety of content areas such as developmental, social, personality, clinical, perception, cognition, and neuroscience. This program gives the major an excellent preparation for graduate training in psychology. It also provides preparation for graduate work in other social science domains such as education, sociology, and political science, as well as for professional training in medicine, physical therapy, business, social work, and law. There are many areas of employment for psychology majors with a B.A. degree, including advertising, management, mental health, child development, forensics, communications, education, marketing, personnel, human resources, and government.

Psychology majors are required to take a total of 12 courses in psychology, including General Psychology (PSY 201), Introductory Statistics (PSY 322 or HSSS 203, includes lab), General Research Methods in Psychology (PSY 350, includes lab), which are prerequisites for Senior Seminar (PSY 451). Out of the eight remaining electives in psychology, one course must be selected from each of four content areas: experimental, clinical, developmental, and social/personality psychology. In addition, one of these eight electives must be a 370-level course together with its corresponding 470-level laboratory section, to be taken after completing PSY 322 and 350.

Students have the opportunity to earn course credit for hands-on research experience (Research Apprenticeship, Independent Study) and for Psychology Internships at numerous sites in the Washington, DC area. Juniors with at least a 3.7 GPA who are involved in ongoing research with a department faculty member may apply to do a Senior Thesis (with Department consent).

Students must maintain a 2.0 overall grade point average, and earn grades of C- or better in all psychology courses. Undergraduate psychology requirements and information on the department and on careers in psychology are given in the Psychology Undergraduate Handbook, available from the Department of Psychology and on the departmental Web site: http://psychology.cua.edu. Courses are numbered as most appropriate for, but not limited to, the following students: 200 level, all students, no prerequisites; 300 level, all students, most with PSY 201 as prerequisite; 400 level, juniors and seniors with PSY 201 as prerequisite; 500 level, juniors and seniors (and also masters-level students) with PSY 201 as prerequisite; 600 level, most appropriate for graduate students but open to juniors and seniors by permission.

Courses Offered

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

PSY

Course Title

201

General Psychology

207 Early Childhood Development

220

Psychology of Visual Art

221 Memory at the Movies

222

Psychology and Technology

224

Psychology of Women and Men

225

Psychology of Aggression and Violence

226

Close Interpersonal Relationships

228

Modern Look at Freudian Psychology

232

Psychology of Stress and Coping

240

The Aging Mind

243

Sport Psychology

245 Vocational Psychology

251

Psychology of Terrorism

261

Psychology and the Media

302

Forensic Psychology

303 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

304

Brain and Behavior

305

Social Psychology

306

Psychology of Group Behavior

307

Child Development

308

Social Development

309

Psychology of Adolescence

310 Cognitive Development

322

Introductory Statistics (4)

344 Psychology of Learning
345 Clinical Neuroscience
350 General Research Methods in Psychology (4)

371

Sensation and Perception

373

Cognitive and Behavior Therapy

374

Personality Psychology

375

Psychology of Memory

376

Cognitive Psychology

379

Life Span Development

380

Abnormal Psychology

381

Clinical Psychology

382

Abnormal Child Psychology

383

Health Psychology

385

Psychology of Brain Injury

386 Developmental Disabilities
387 Community Interventions in Mental Health
407 Psychology of Parenting

421

Positive Psychology

446 Cognitive Disabilities
447 Applied Cognitive Psychology

451

Senior Seminar

471

Laboratory in Sensation and Perception (1)

473

Laboratory in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy (1)

474

Laboratory in Personality (1)

475 Laboratory in Psychology of Memory

476

Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology (1)

479

Laboratory in Life Span Development (1)

493

Research Apprenticeship for Undergraduates (1)

495 Psychology Internship
496 Senior Thesis
498 Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

590

Readings in Psychology

594

Independent Study

 

Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures

Professor Emeriti

Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, S.T.

Associate Professor

Edward M. Cook, Chair; Andrew D. Gross

Assistant Professor

Aaron Butts

Adjunct Associate Professor Janet A. Timbie

Lecturer

Shawqi Talia

Lecturer

Monica J. Blanchard

The Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures is basically a graduate department. Introductory language courses, however, are open to interested undergraduates. In particular, the two courses entitled "Introduction to Arabic" (241, 242) are designed to accommodate undergraduate students; 6 credits each, these two courses are equivalent to four semesters of the usual introductory and intermediate language instruction. SEM 242 fulfills the school's distribution requirement in foreign language; see the next paragraph below. Courses at the 500 and 600 levels are open to qualified undergraduates. Undergraduate students who have completed the introductory language courses may take the more advanced courses that follow in sequence, for which they should consult the Graduate Studies Announcements.

Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement for degrees in the School of Arts and Sciences may be fulfilled by satisfactorily completing SEM 242, Introduction to Arabic (6 credits). The prerequisite for SEM 242 is SEM 241 (6 credits), with a grade of at least C-, or departmental placement. SEM 241 does not fulfill the foreign language requirement but counts as a free elective.

Courses Offered

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

SEM

Course Title

241

Introduction to Arabic (6)

242 Introduction to Arabic (6)

247

Arabic Literature in Translation

502

History of the Ancient Near East from Abraham to New Testament Times

503

History of the Christian Near East

505

History of Christians in the Islamic Near East

511 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

512

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

517

Readings in Biblical Hebrew

521

Introduction to Aramaic

522 Introduction to Aramaic

531

Introduction to Syriac I

532 Introduction to Syriac II

533

Basic Syriac

541

Introduction to Arabic

542 Introduction to Arabic
543 Basic Arabic

545

Arabic Literature I

546 Arabic Literature II

547

Arabic Literature in Translation

551

Introduction to Classical Ethiopic

552 Introduction to Classical Ethiopic

661

Introduction to Akkadian

662 Introduction to Akkadian

681

Introduction to Coptic Studies

682 Introduction to Coptic Studies

683

Basic Coptic

Department of Sociology

Professor

Sandra L. Hanson

Associate Professors

Enrique S. Pumar, Chair; Rev. Donald Paul Sullins

Clinical Assistant Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Gabriella Sanchez

John Liddi, David Mutchler, Florencio Riguera

The Department of Sociology, one of the oldest in the United States, was founded in the mid-1890s. William J. Kerby and Paul Hanly Furfey were early chairs of the department. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The undergraduate program in Sociology, like its graduate equivalent, is organized around three principal areas:

  1. Public Policy Analysis, offering courses on inequality and poverty eradication; educational and family institutions and policies in a comparative context; ethnicity and race as major forces that hold society together or split it apart; urban America; disability, sports and gender policies; as well as economic sociology and social change;
  2. Criminology and Criminal Justice, offering courses on the sociology of law; international crime and terrorism; global threats and threat management; surveillance and penology; sociology of organizations and law enforcement; and potential social impacts of crime and justice prevention programs.
  3. Global Processes, offering courses on globalization involving immigration, race/ethnicity, and gender; political and religious change, civil society and social justice; and comparative analyses of contemporary societies, with special focus on Latin American and European societies.

In each of these areas the special focus is on social justice. Students receive basic training in research methods and theory. Undergraduate education in sociology serves as an excellent conduit to professional positions in law enforcement, public policy, and social research, as well as preparation for successful application to law schools, graduate programs in sociology and social work, and professional schools.

Each major must complete the core curriculum of SOC 101, 102, 202, 301, 352, 452, plus six additional courses in sociology with a grade of C or better in each course. Students are expected to take 202 in the sophomore year, 301 and 352 in the junior year, and 452 in the senior year.

Requirements for a minor in sociology include 101, 102, 202, 352, and two electives in other sociology courses. The Sociology Department also houses a minor in Global Migration Studies.

Each major in sociology will be assigned a departmental adviser who will assist the student in making curricular choices to suit particular educational goals, and who must approve each semester's course selections. Students may elect one or two semesters of Independent Research (495, 496) in order to provide individually tailored programs. Advisers may approve related courses in other departments as part of the twelve courses required for the major in sociology. Up to six hours may be earned in supervised internships. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in sociology are strongly encouraged to enroll in Data Handling in Social Science (513).

The Department of Sociology offers qualified students a five-year B.A/M.A. degree. See the entry for Accelerated Degree Programs above in the School of Arts and Sciences section of these Announcements.

Courses Offered

Consult Cardinal Station for course descriptions.

SOC

Course Title

 

101

Introduction to Sociology

 

102

Global Social Problems

 

202

Research Methods

 

204

Transnational Crime

 

205

Sociology of Crime and Justice

 

206

Families and Society

 

208

Sociology of Delinquency

 

225 

Sociology of Culture  

241

Religion in the Modern World

 

270

Human Rights in a Global Society

 

301

Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences   
306 Masculinity  
307 Education and Society  
309 Sociology of Law  
310 Police and Society  
315 Crime in Urban America  
316 World Poverty  
317 Criminology  
320 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism  
322 Military and Society  

324

Race and  Ethnic Relations 

 
     
328 Death and Dying  

331

Globalization and Social Movements

 
334  Economic Sociology: Capitalism, Globalization, and Development   

335

Surveillance

 
336  Public Policies around the World  
338 The Urban Metropolis  
340 Catholic Social Doctrine and Justice  

345

Sociology of Sports

 
351 Inequality: The Intrersection of Race, Class, and Gender  

352

Contemporary Sociological Theory

 
357 National Security and Civil Liberties  
361 Migration and Immigrant Communities  

365

Controlling America's Borders: Issues and Problems

 

371

Deviance and Control

 
     

383 

Disability Policies   

401

Institutions and Organization

 
408 Religion and Terrorism  

413

Gender and Society

 

423

Contemporary Development and Social Change

 

424

War and Conflict Resolution

 

430

The Cities of Europe

 

 

   

452

Senior Coordinating Seminar

 

460

Political Sociology

 

473

Gender and Globalization

 

493

Independent Research
 
 

495

Sociology Internship

 

498

Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

 

499

Selected Topics in Sociology