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<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong><strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong>


TABLE OF CONTENTSAcademic Calendars……………………………………………………………………………………… 2The <strong>College</strong>……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3Admission to the <strong>College</strong>………………………………………………………………………………… 6Special Programs…………………………………………………………………………………………. 7Campus Organizations & Services……………………………………………………………………… 9Financial Information……………...…………………………………………………………………….. 14Financial Aid……………………………………………………………………………………………… 18Academic Procedures & Regulations.………………………………………………………………….. 22Program of <strong>St</strong>udies………………………………………………………………………………………. 32Baccalaureate Degree Requirements…………………………………………………………………… 32Major Programs………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36Division of Business Administration…………………………………………………………………….. 36Division of Humanities…………………………………………………………………………………… 39Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics………………………………………………………… 44Division of Social Sciences………………………………………………………………………………. 51Division of Teacher Education…………………………………………………………………………… 56Course Descriptions………………………………………………………………………………………. 60The <strong>College</strong> Community…………………………………………………………………………………. 109Faculty By Division………………………………………………………………………………………. 115<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 1


UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CALENDARFall <strong>2009</strong>Mon. Aug. 31 Open RegistrationTues. Sept. 8 Fall Semester BeginsTues.-Tues. Sept. 8-15 Late RegistrationTues. Sept. 15 Last day to add a courseFri. Sept. 18 Last day for <strong>2010</strong> graduates to apply for graduationMon. Oct. 12 Columbus Day – HolidayFri. Oct. 16 Mid semester grades due to RegistrarMon. Nov. 2 Incomplete grades from previous semester due to RegistrarTues. Nov. 3 Election Day – No ClassesThurs. Nov. 12 Last day to drop a courseWed.-Sun. Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving HolidaysMon. Nov. 30 Classes ResumeMon.-Fri. Dec. 14-18 Exam PeriodFri. Dec. 18 Fall Semester EndsMon. Dec. 21 Final grades due in person to Registrar by 11 AMWinter InterimClasses meet Monday through Friday; Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 22.Wed. Jan. 6 Open RegistrationProgram ChangeMon. Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day – HolidaySpring <strong>2010</strong>Mon. Jan. 25 Spring Semester BeginsMon.-Fri. Jan. 25-29 Late RegistrationFri. Jan. 29 Last day to add a courseFri. Mar. 12 Mid semester grades due to RegistrarMon.-Fri. Mar. 15-19 Spring RecessMon. Mar. 22 Classes ResumeTues. Mar. 23 Incomplete grades from previous semester due to RegistrarWed. Mar. 31 Last day to drop a courseFri. Apr. 2 Good Friday – HolidayMon.-Fri. May 3-7 Exam periodFri. May 7 Spring Semester EndsMon. May 10 Final grades due in person to Registrar by 11 AM.Fri. May 14 Commencement – 2 PMSummer SessionsSummer I May 17 – June 10, Session II June 14 – July 8, Session III July 12- July 24.See Banner Self-Service or Registrar for a complete List of OfferingsGraduate Summer Sessions Dates to be Announced<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 2


OVERVIEWBUILDING ON EXCELLENCE<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is booming. It is a dynamic institution with a thoughtful, deliberate past, a resourceful,dramatic present, and an important, vibrant future. The <strong>College</strong> has risen to face each succeeding challenge with vigorand confidence, virtues instilled in its hallowed halls by its founders. Few small, liberal arts colleges can boast the success,the current stature, the same fiscal health as can <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>!We began in 1952 as a three-year teacher education college with thirty students. Today, we offer three masters degrees,thirty-one baccalaureate majors, two associate degrees, and a dual degree in engineering and in physical therapy. Ourstudent body—some 2,700 full and part time students—is still small enough to give you the personal attention you’llbenefit from best.TRADITIONIn 1952, The Board of Regents of the <strong>St</strong>ate of New York granted a Provisional Charter to the Dominican Sisters ofSparkill to operate a three-year elementary teacher education program under the corporate title of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong><strong>College</strong>. This Charter was later amended in 1957 so that the <strong>College</strong> might conduct courses leading to the Bachelor ofScience in Education Degree for members of the Sparkill Congregation. In 1958, the <strong>College</strong> graduated its first classinto the ranks of the alumni - 30 strong!In 1960, the Provisional Charter was made absolute and the <strong>College</strong> was empowered to grant the degrees of Bachelorof Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education as well as to admit other religious women and laywomen.In 1967, the <strong>College</strong> was granted the Charter amendment to open its doors as a coeducational institution.In 1981, the <strong>College</strong> was granted a Charter amendment to offer the associate in arts and associate in science degrees atthe United <strong>St</strong>ates Military Academy at West Point. The program was designed and implemented at the Army’s requestfor enlisted military personnel, officers, spouses and dependents and civilian employees at the military base at WestPoint and the <strong>St</strong>ewart Army Subpost.In 1985, the New York <strong>St</strong>ate Education Department authorized <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> to confer the Master ofScience in Education on duly qualified students completing the registered programs and, simultaneously, approved thefirst graduate program in special education. Additional programs, in elementary education, in secondary education andin reading, leading to the degree of Master of Science in Education (M.S. in Ed.) as well as a Certificate of Advanced<strong>St</strong>udy (CAS) leading to provisional certification (PreK-6, and 7-12) were authorized in May 1992. The CAS wassuperceded by the MST in 2002.In 1994, the New York <strong>St</strong>ate Education Department authorized <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> to confer the Masters ofBusiness Administration in Business Administration, on duly qualified students completing the registered program withconcentrations in finance, marketing or management. Five-year dual degree programs in engineering are offeredcooperatively with The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Manhattan <strong>College</strong> in New York City.The <strong>College</strong> also has a dual degree program in podiatry in cooperation with the New York <strong>College</strong> of PodiatricMedicine. In 1995, the <strong>College</strong> started a five-year program, and currently (since 2002) offers a seven-year program thatculuminates with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York Medical <strong>College</strong>. In 1996, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> signed anarticulation agreement with New York Chiropractic <strong>College</strong> which enables students to earn a B. S. in Biology from <strong>St</strong>.<strong>Thomas</strong>, and a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from NYCC.<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> students can now study in a variety of countries, including England, Ireland, Hungary, Italy and Japan, andin 1997, the <strong>College</strong> entered a partnership with the High Technology School in Morocco, establishing an MBA site inRabat. The <strong>College</strong> assists students in arranging study abroad opportunities.In 2002 a Master of Science in Teaching (MST) leading to initial certification (Grades 1-6 or 7-12) was approved byNew York <strong>St</strong>ate, and in 2006, a Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership leading to School BuildingLeader certification was approved.Since 1997, the <strong>College</strong> has formed additional strategic alliances with a number of institutions of higher education intransfer and cooperative degree programs. The following institutions in the area have entered into transfer agreementswith <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>: SUNY Rockland, SUNY Orange, SUNY Dutchess, SUNY Hudson Valley, and SUNYNassau Community <strong>College</strong>s; CUNY Queensborough Community <strong>College</strong>; and Bergen Community <strong>College</strong>.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 3


The <strong>College</strong> also has articulation agreements with the following comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degreeprograms: Barry University's School of Law; Catholic University of America (MA in English); Iona <strong>College</strong> (BA/MA inHistory); Marist <strong>College</strong> (MS in Psychology); New York University's School of Social Work (accelerated BS/MSW on theSTAC campus); Pace University (MS in Counseling); Polytechnic University (BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering); SetonHall University (MA in Corporate and Public Relations); <strong>St</strong>. John's University (BS,BA/MLS on the STAC campus;advanced standing agreements in graduate Biology, English, History, Math & Computer Science, Sociology, Spanishand Theology/Religious <strong>St</strong>udies); and <strong>St</strong>. John's University School of Law.We now offer a total of 100 majors, minors, specializations and dual degree programs for our students. Our enrollmentgrew 100% in just 20 years and our physical plant has grown from 23 to 48 acres. These strides, as well as all of thenew projects on campus, speak of PROGRESS and we are proud of it. Yet our success and progress is a reflection ofthose very people we aim to serve — our students.MISSION<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is an independent liberal arts college, which provides education at the undergraduate andgraduate levels for students from all traditions. In continuing its Catholic heritage and the spirit of its founders, theDominican Sisters of Sparkill, the <strong>College</strong> is committed to the principle of enlightening the mind through truth, asexemplified by <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong>, and to the Classical and Judeo-Christian ideals which have contributed to thedevelopment of humanity. Accordingly, the <strong>College</strong> is dedicated to the development of each student consistent with theindividual’s resolve to work and ability to achieve.Consistent with its commitments, the <strong>College</strong> requires each undergraduate to attain a broad foundation in the liberal artsand sciences. The <strong>College</strong> provides a range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs to assist students toprepare for careers or for further education through a deeper focus in a major field of study.The <strong>College</strong> creates a welcoming, caring and challenging environment for learning. Intensely student-centered academicactivities and vigorous student-life programs are purposefully combined to enhance the educational process and to fosterintellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth.Within this environment, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> assists each student in the effort to develop as an articulate andindependent member of society who uses a reasoned approach to all issues, who strives to become a responsible citizenand leader in shaping the diverse world community, who lives in a manner exemplifying the principles of service, mutualrespect, and individual responsibility, and who appreciates the value of learning as a life-long endeavor.VISIONBuilding On Excellence, engendered by a spirited and collegial foundation, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> will be aneducational institution marked by quality and access. Quality is enhanced through increased access that brings to the<strong>College</strong> a diversity of peoples, ideas, and life experiences. Academic excellence will be the foundation for studentcenteredlearning. Essential resources will be directed toward the successful accomplishment of mission-related outcomesthat will make a significant positive impact on all people involved with the <strong>College</strong>.Building on academic excellence, the undergraduate experience will be enlivened through its core courses of liberal artsand sciences. Professional education at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be broad based and responsive tosocietal needs. Graduates will be critical thinkers and effective communicators who welcome diversity and take areasoned approach to all issues. Guided by a distinguished faculty, our students will be the leaders of tomorrow whowork collaboratively to shape a humane future.Building on quality and access, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> will respond to the distinctive needs of new studentpopulations both here and abroad. All dimensions of the <strong>College</strong> will be affected: human resources, course scheduling,delivery of programs, costs, facilities, sites, program content and student-centered services. Ongoing strategic decisionmakingand planning processes will ensure efficient information flow about institutional performance and ever-changingenvironmental factors. <strong>St</strong>rategic alliances will be formed to maximize existing resources and to offer new educationalprograms. Information technology provides access to information and the means to support new ways of learning.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 4


COLLEGE RECOGNITION AND MEMBERSHIP<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is incorporated by the Legislature of the <strong>St</strong>ate of New York. The <strong>College</strong> has an absoluteCharter from the Board of Regents of the University of the <strong>St</strong>ate of New York. The <strong>College</strong> is fully accredited by theMiddle <strong>St</strong>ates Association of <strong>College</strong>s and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education(NCATE) programs and most recently received accreditation for its Bachelor of Science and its Master of BusinessAdministration degree programs in business through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education(IACBE).<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> holds membership in the American Council on Education, Association of American<strong>College</strong>s, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and <strong>College</strong>s, American Assembly of Collegiate Schools ofBusiness, National Association of Independent <strong>College</strong>s and Universities, Commission of Independent <strong>College</strong>s andUniversities, the Council of Independent <strong>College</strong>s, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, theAmerican Association of University Women. Members of the administration and faculty hold membership in numerousassociations, including the Middle <strong>St</strong>ates Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the NationalEducation Association, <strong>College</strong> Art Association, American Association of University Professors, American ChemicalSociety, American Association of Mathematics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, NationalCouncil of Teachers of English, American Philosophical Association, American Psychological Association, Council ofExceptional Children, National Association of <strong>College</strong> Admissions Counselors, Society of Professional Journalists,Association for Continuing Higher Education and other educational and professional associations.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 5


ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> seeks to attract men and women who evidence the potential for success and who presentthe necessary personal and academic qualities to derive maximum benefit from the program offered by the <strong>College</strong>. Nostudent shall ever be denied admission to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> on the grounds of race, gender, color, age,national origin, religious affiliation, or disability or marital or veteran status.<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> provides accommodations and support services without charge to faculty, staff and studentsin compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.These include:• Modified accessible on-campus housing• Special dietary accommodations through Campus Dining Services• Consultation for assistance in developing self-advocacy and networking skills• Academic aids as required by Section 504 and ADASince no two people with disabilities are alike, our accommodations are individualized and decentralized so that you canfully participate in academic, employment and campus life. To find out more about disability services, you are invited tocontact the Director of Academic Advisement. Decisions about participation are yours!There are several <strong>College</strong> committees that address issues related to accommodating the needs of individuals withdisabilities. The Director of Academic Advisement coordinates communications with these committees, and is theindividual’s primary contact with regard to the certification and accommodation of disabilities.REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSIONAll high school students applying for admissions must be in the process of completing an approved secondary schoolcurriculum or equivalent. High school study should include college preparatory coursework in the following: four yearsof English, three years of mathematics, two years of a foreign language, three years of science (including two years oflaboratory sciences), and four years of social studies, including two years of American History. All students are requiredto take either the SAT or ACT including the writing section.Applicants whose high school background varies from the recommended pattern will be considered by the AdmissionsCommittee if they desire to pursue college studies and possess the intellectual ability.APPLICATION PROCEDURE/FRESHMENFreshman candidates should fill-out the entire application and submit to the guidance office the application, essay, list ofextracurricular activities and $35 application fee ($25 for online applicants). The guidance office should complete theapplication with official high school transcript, letters of recommendation and SAT or ACT test scores. Completedapplications will be reviewed and an admissions decision letter will be sent in two weeks.A reservation deposit of $100 for commuter students and $250 for resident students is required when students havedeclared their intention to attend, but not later than May 1. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1st.<strong>St</strong>udents who have taken the Advanced Placement Examination given by the <strong>College</strong> Entrance Examination Board andwho receive a score of 3, 4 or 5 may be awarded college credit in the particular subject area(s) recommended by the<strong>College</strong> Board and as reviewed by the <strong>College</strong>. <strong>St</strong>udents who enroll in college courses for credit by an accreditedinstitution may receive transfer credit. <strong>St</strong>udents should submit a copy of the courses in progress at the time ofapplication and must send an official transcript directly from the issuing institution upon completion. Credit will beawarded for grades of “C-” or better.The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable in place of the high school diploma. A copy of the diploma andthe individual score reports should be submitted at the time of application.<strong>St</strong>udents whose native language is not English must also submit their official scores from the Test of English as a ForeignLanguage (TOEFL) taken within the last four months. The TOEFL is not required for students who have a New York<strong>St</strong>ate Regents Diploma. An interview at the <strong>College</strong> is recommended and encouraged for all. Prospective studentsshould contact the Office of Admissions to arrange an appointment for a visit with a member of the admissions andfinancial aid staff, and a tour of the campus. Classroom and overnight visitations are granted to accepted students duringthe spring semester.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 6


TRANSFER STUDENTSTransfer students are admitted to the <strong>College</strong> in both September and January, and while there is no deadline, onlineapplications should be submitted as early as possible along with a $20 application fee. Official transcripts from allprevious post secondary institutions must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions along with a listing of any coursesin progress at the time of application. Hand carried transcripts are not considered official. <strong>St</strong>udents who have receivedless than 30 credits from post secondary schools must submit an official high school transcript. As soon as allinformation is received the transcripts will be evaluated and the student will be sent a decision notice along with apreliminary listing of all remaining course requirements for the degree.<strong>St</strong>udents who have attended a two-year college may transfer up to 70 credits and must complete at least 50 credits at <strong>St</strong>.<strong>Thomas</strong>. Credits in appropriate courses are transferable if a grade of “C-“ or better was earned. Credits for appropriatecourses in which a grade of “D” was earned may be transferable if the courses were taken to satisfy AA or AS degreerequirements. Please note this excludes education courses, in which case a grade of “C-“ or better must be earned.Acceptable courses from four year colleges may be transferred when at least a “C-“ grade is earned. Up to 90 credits maybe transferred from four year institutions and at least 30 credits must be taken at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTSAnyone wishing to enroll in specific courses but who does not want to become a candidate for a degree may enrollwithout applying for formal admission as a non-matriculated student. In most cases, courses taken under the status maybe applied to a degree should the student wish to matriculate at a later date. An application for degree status must besubmitted when 24 credits are completed.READMISSION OF STUDENTSA former student who had left the <strong>College</strong> in good academic standing who wishes to return after one academic yearor longer must file an application for readmission. Official transcripts issued directly from any colleges attended inthe interim should also be forwarded to the Office of Admissions. <strong>St</strong>udents who had been suspended must apply to theDirector of Academic Advisement for readmission.ADMISSION TO WEST POINT EXTENSION PROGRAMThe West Point Program offers two Associate Degree programs as well as several Bachelor Degree programs inbusiness and social sciences to active-duty military personnel, spouses, dependants, and civilian employees of the United<strong>St</strong>ates Military Academy at West Point and <strong>St</strong>ewart Air National Guard Base. For admission to the West Point Program,students must submit an application to the West Point Program Coordinator/Advisor. At the time of admission, the<strong>College</strong> will assess transfer credit from accredited colleges, proficiency exams (CLEP, CPE, DANTES) and militaryexperience as recommended by the American Council on Education.ADMISSION TO SPECIAL PROGRAMSTHE HONORS PROGRAMThe Honors Program at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is designed for students of superior academic ability with a decidedcommitment to humane values. The program reflects the mission of the college as an institution committed to both thesearch for truth through enlightenment that comes from knowledge and to human freedom that is an outgrowth ofseeking the truth.<strong>St</strong>udents who are selected for admission to the Honors Program will be invited to enroll in a series of Honors coursesbeginning with special sections of freshman English and followed by advanced courses on particular topics in a variety ofdisciplines. The Honors Program encompasses the four years of undergraduate study during which students areexpected to complete a minimum of six Honors courses.Freshmen who meet the specified criteria and who have submitted their application may be eligible for a full tuitionhonors scholarship to attend <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> and a Full Tuition Scholarship to attend a summer program atOxford University, England. Full information is available from the Admissions Office or the Director of the HonorsProgram.In addition to the freshman application procedures, interested honors candidates must submit two letters ofrecommendation – one from the guidance counselor and one from a teacher or principal.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 7


THE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS PROGRAMThis program is open to high school seniors who wish to enroll at the college on a full-time or part-time basis whileconcurrently enrolled in high school. Full credit is awarded for all courses completed which may be applied to a degreeat <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> or, in most cases, may be transferred to another institution. <strong>St</strong>udents must be recommended bytheir school counselor and principal.THE ARTHUR O. EVE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (HEOP)New York <strong>St</strong>ate residents with academic profiles that do not meet the <strong>College</strong>’s regular admissions standards and whoare from low income families, as determined by the New York <strong>St</strong>ate Education Department, may be eligible foradmission to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> through the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).HEOP provides a wide range of supportive services to Program students empowering them to meet their academicpotential. All New York <strong>St</strong>ate residents who apply are automatically reviewed for this program.THE AQUINAS SUCCESS PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>udents who demonstrate the potential and motivation for success in college yet who do not meet the <strong>College</strong>’s regularadmissions standards, may be admitted to the <strong>College</strong> as participants in the <strong>Aquinas</strong> Success Program. <strong>St</strong>udentsadmitted to the <strong>College</strong> through <strong>Aquinas</strong> Success are offered additional academic support in order to reach their collegegraduation goals.THE PATHWAYS PROGRAMThe Pathways Program was established in 1982 to provide specialized services for college students with learningdisabilities. In order to meet the needs of this non-traditional population, STAC researched, developed, andimplemented a program designed to teach bright, capable, and motivated students to utilize their strengths andcompensate for weaknesses in learning situations. This program was previously named the STAC Exchange.The Pathways Program provides comprehensive services, including individual mentoring, seminars, workshops, studygroups, and academic counseling, designed especially for students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficitdisorder. Only students who have applied to and are enrolled in The Pathways Program may access these supportservices, for which a surcharge is assessed. However, certain accommodations, such as testing modifications, areavailable without charge to all students who have been certified as having a disability by the Committee for AcademicAccommodations of Disabilities (CAAD).Acceptance to the program is limited and extremely competitive. A separate application is required, and eligiblestudents can be considered only after they have been accepted by the <strong>College</strong>. Full information on admissions criteriaand the application process is available from the Director of the Pathways Program.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 8


CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICESORGANIZATIONS<strong>College</strong> life is more than attending classes. The opportunities to participate and become personally involved are manyand varied. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>’s recognized clubs, organizations, and committees reflect the interest ofstudents in politics, religion, athletics, service to campus and community, professional fields, and a variety of specialactivities, social and otherwise. <strong>St</strong>udent activities are considered to be an integral part of the educational process.Participation enriches the student’s total experience and contributes to the development of a well-rounded individual.<strong>St</strong>udent Development & ActivitiesIn an academic environment student clubs and organizations exist to meet social and educational needs. These groupsprovide the opportunity to share experiences with other students of various backgrounds and to develop leadershipskills. Clubs and organizations help forge a well-rounded education and act as a means to learn, share and socialize.The department of <strong>St</strong>udent Development and Activities contributes to this goal by promoting programs that enhance theemotional, intellectual, physical, occupational, recreational and spiritual development of students. Clubs andorganizations also enhance college life and add another dimension to the learning experience outside the classroom,including leadership and organizational development.Focus Areas include advising student clubs & organization’s officers, members and advisors. There are Special Programs& Initiatives that include all club & organization programs; orientation (new student, parents & transfers; parent’s/familyweekend; parent association; assisting commencement; theme celebrations; STAC flash/mailers; and partnershipactivities with various offices & departments. Leadership & Recognition activities include conferences, retreats, topicalseries & symposiums and student recognition efforts. The office also provides overall management, fiscal management,assessment & reports and club & organization maintenance of status & discipline <strong>St</strong>udent Government.Clubs and organizations assisted by the office include Media Clubs & Organizations such as the Entertainment andGaming Organizations (EGO), National Broadcasting Society (NBS), Thomist (<strong>College</strong> Yearbook), Thoma (<strong>St</strong>udentNewspaper), WSTK (<strong>College</strong> Radio <strong>St</strong>ation), and Voyager (Arts & Literary Magazine). Special interest student clubs &organizations include the Art Therapy Club, Business Club, Campus Activites Board (CAB), Commuter Council, GreekLetter Organizations, History Club, Laetare Players, Psychology Club, Residence Hall Council, Spartan Volunteers,STAC Singers, and the STAC Program Board. Club sports includ Cheerleading, Dance, Equestrian and Ice Hockey.Intramural sports are also available. For a full list of all clubs and activities, visit our Office of <strong>St</strong>udent Life website.The <strong>St</strong>udent Government Association (SGA)<strong>St</strong>udent Government Association serves as a voice of the students to the faculty and administration. <strong>St</strong>udents can getinvolved through their class boards, organizations and committees. All recognized clubs and organizations fall under thejurisdiction of the <strong>St</strong>udent Government Association (SGA). The SGA is the elected representative student body of thecampus and is responsible for creating many of the policy-making decisions that affect clubs, organizations and studentlife. The <strong>St</strong>udent Government Association <strong>St</strong>ructure includes the Senior Class, Junior Class, Sophomore Class,Freshmen Class and the <strong>St</strong>udent Budget Allocation Committee.The <strong>St</strong>udent Government is a body designed to act for the students in promoting an atmosphere of unity andcooperation in all aspects of college life. As the representative voice of the students at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong>, it acts as theliaison between classes, clubs, faculty, and administration. Members of the student body serve on various facultycommittees, and also serve on committees of the Board of Trustees. By entering the <strong>College</strong>, students should accept theresponsibility of cooperating with the <strong>St</strong>udent Government and supporting its sponsored activities. Organizations like theThoma (newspaper), the Thomist (yearbook), the radio station, and the Laetare Players have made consistent qualitycontributions to student life. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> feels that experiences such as these do carry over into otherendeavors and wholeheartedly supports them.Alumni AssociationThe <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> Alumni Association was established in 1968 for the purpose of maintaining andstrengthening the relationship developed between the <strong>College</strong> and its graduates, and to promote the mission, goals, andwelfare of the institutions. Membership in the Alumni Association is granted to all degree recipients of the <strong>College</strong>, withAssociate Membership afforded to students who have achieved senior status and who are actively pursuing thecompletion of a degree. There are no annual dues or fees associated with this membership, however, all alumni arestrongly encouraged to contribute financially to The <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> Fund, the <strong>College</strong>’s annual givingprogram. The Alumni Association is managed by a Board of Directors, who work closely with the <strong>College</strong>’s Office ofAlumni Affairs. There are more than 10,000 STAC alumni residing in 48 states and 12 countries.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 9


Campus Ministry and Volunteer ServiceCampus Ministry is focused on four major areas in a student’s life; namely, prayer, faith development, relationships andservice.Prayer is at the heart of our campus ministry program. <strong>St</strong>udents are invited to attend services either as a participant orleader. They are also invited to attend interdenominational services that are offered on special occasions. A prayer andmeditation space is always available to the students as well as opportunities for the development of different kinds ofprayer and ways of praying. Faith development comes to the student through many avenues. Retreats provide a specialtime when students come to a deeper level of faith through prayer and interaction with other sudents. <strong>St</strong>udents of theChristian faith who may have missed receiving some sacraments may participate in a special sacramental program toprepare them for the reception of sacraments, called RCIA (Revised Christian Initiation for Adults). Relationships are avery important part of our life and the Campus Ministry Office seeks to offer opportunities for students to connect withother students in healthy, giving relationships. Through discussion groups, leisure time at the campus ministry area,even in our prayer time and service time, opportunities for making new and lasting friendships are available.Service through the campus ministry office is seen as faith in action. There are many service projects for students toexperience a passion for lifelong commitment as well as lessons in leadership and life. The Campus Ministry office,located on the lower level of the Romano <strong>St</strong>udent Alumni Center, is staffed by the Director, a Priest and Rabbi. Eachmember of the staff is available to the students for support, conferences, spiritual counseling, help in answeringquestions about faith and to assist the students in any way possible. Whether you are actively involved in your “home”place of worship or looking to connect with a faith community on campus, we welcome you.ATHLETICSIntercollegiate Sports<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the East CoastConference. Besides the regular season games, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> also participates in a number oftournaments during the season. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> offers men’s basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country, tennis, indoor andoutdoor track and field and golf. Women’s sports include basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, cross country, tennis,indoor and outdoor track and field and golf. Most student athletes are offered a range of scholarship opportunities.<strong>St</strong>udent athletes must maintain at least a 2.0 index and 2.0 is mandatory for students receiving grants. Only full-timematriculated students may participate in intercollegiate sports. For further information contact the Athletic Office or theOffice of <strong>St</strong>udent Personnel Services.LIBRARY SERVICESThe Lougheed Library, named for Sister M. Alfred Lougheed, the <strong>College</strong>’s founding librarian, is located on 2 levels inSpellman Hall. In addition to its tangible collections of 95,000 books, CDs, videos, and print periodicals, the libraryoffers a variety of other resources and services for the college community. 4 reference librarians are available to assiststudents, one-on-one, with research in person, by phone, or by email. Faculty may book Information Literacy classeswith a librarian for students to learn to find, evaluate, and ethically use reliable and relevant information for theiracademic work. Interlibrary loan services make it possible for students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials fromlibraries around the country and the world.The library web page (www.stac.edu>Visit the Library) affords all college members 24/7 access from any Internetconnection to the library catalog, numerous databases containing thousands of full-text journals, and a variety of otherknowledge resources for all disciplines. User guides for selected databases are found in the library and on the library webpage.The library facility, which is open year round (83 hours, 7 days-a-week in the fall and spring terms) offers 5 publiccomputers and a networked printer. Wireless connectivity is available throughout the facility. Groups of students maystudy or work in 4 enclosed study rooms. Numerous, open study tables for 4-6 people are available on both librarylevels. Multiple individual study carrels are located on the lower level for those who wish to work independently in a quietatmosphere. Soft seating for readers is found on the upper level.The library is also the site for a number of college-wide events such as <strong>College</strong> Day, Constitution Day, and literarypresentations by writers@work. The Friends of the Library of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> sponsors lectures in thelibrary by notable speakers on academic, literary, and cultural topics, which are open to all members of the <strong>College</strong> andthe community.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 10


STUDENT SERVICESOrientationAn orientation program for freshmen is held during the summer. During this time the students develop an awareness ofthe services and activities of the <strong>College</strong>, become familiar with the <strong>College</strong> campus, receive personal academicadvisement, are afforded opportunities to meet other students, and engage in programs designed to foster personalgrowth.<strong>St</strong>udent Activities NewsletterThe Office of <strong>St</strong>udent Personnel Services issues a monthly newsletter indicating information concerning social andcultural events, as well as items of general interest, at the <strong>College</strong>. Newsletters provide specific information concerningtimes, places, etc., for all activities, both non-academic and academic, at the <strong>College</strong>.Health Services<strong>St</strong>udents are encouraged to visit Health Services for coordination of medical resources, health counseling, healtheducation, illness assessment, and community referrals. The Health Services office is staffed by a Registered Nurseduring regular business hours throughout the academic year. Health Services is a source of confidential health care anda wellness resource center for all students. Appointments may be made but walk-ins are welcome. Office hours areposted in all dormitories and on the bulletin board outside of the mailroom.InsuranceAll full-time students are automatically enrolled in the group accident insurance program made available by the <strong>College</strong>. Thecoverage extended to the student is on a twenty-four hour basis for the academic year. The insurance program applies onlyto accidents and is not intended to substitute or replace your personal medical insurance.<strong>St</strong>udent ParkingAny student, resident or non-resident may have an automobile on campus provided it is properly registered with the<strong>College</strong>. <strong>St</strong>udent parking is permitted only in certain designated areas. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> assumes no liabilityfor cars, motorbikes, or other vehicles or their contents while on campus. All vehicles must be registered through thecampus Security Office. There are restrictions on <strong>St</strong>udent Parking in the McNelis Commons and <strong>Aquinas</strong> Village.Visitors to these areas are requested to park on the main campus in order to avoid being issued a summons or havingtheir vehicles towed.RESIDENTIAL LIFEThe <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> Office of Residential Life is committed to establishing a positive atmosphere in thestudent residences that presently consist of <strong>Aquinas</strong> Village and McNelis Commons. This positive atmospherecomplements the academic experiences. Through the efforts of the Residence Life staff, students have the opportunityto grow in life skills such as assertiveness, mediation, wellness, how to respect and celebrate difference, how to developself-esteem and how to succeed academically. In addition, the Office of Residence Life coordinates both social andeducational events to facilitate the development of supportive communities. Opportunities are provided through theResident Assistant position and Residence Life Council for the development of leadership skills.OFF-CAMPUS HOUSINGThe Office of Residence Life maintains lists of off-campus living quarters located throughout the county. This list isavailable to students who desire to live away from home but who do not wish to reside on-campus. The <strong>College</strong> doesnot assume responsibility for students who live in these off-campus facilities. Any contractual agreements entered intoare between the individuals and the respective landlords.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 11


CAREER SERVICESCounseling and Career Services is a component of <strong>St</strong>udent Personnel Services at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. Theoffice provides a variety of comprehensive services designed to assist and promote the personal growth anddevelopment of students.Career Services is, located on the upper level of the <strong>St</strong>udent/Alumni Center offers career counseling to current studentsand alumni. Personal counseling is available to current students that are matriculated and enrolled for a minimum of sixcredit hours.Services fall into three broad categories, some of which overlap:I. Career Planning Services, II. Testing Services, and III. Personal Counseling Services.Career Planning Services<strong>St</strong>udents are encouraged to come to Career Services early in their academic career to meet with a counselor. The staffwill be able to help students with their questions and identify other resources that will be useful to them. Careerplanning emphasizes clarification and exploration. <strong>St</strong>udents unsure about career directions or about their interests, skills,values, or personality style will be assisted in clarifying their thinking. The staff will help <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> students explorepertinent career options.The office provides career counseling and helps in career explorations; Career Services does not provide academicadvisement, nor does Career Services place students in internships. Career Services collects and posts job opportunitiesthat come to the <strong>College</strong>. Services focus on assisting students in identifying their plans and providing them with skillsneeded for job pro-curecurement. Job seeking is most productive when one is clear about interests, values, skills, andgoals.InformationThe office of Career Services is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., during the Academic Year. Evening hoursare also scheduled at selected times throughout the year. During Special Sessions (Winter/Summer), the Office is also opendaily.Credential FilesCredential folders are filed in Career Services. Every senior is encouraged to register with the career office and establisha placement folder, which will be maintained through the senior year and after graduation. References are solicited bythe student and are kept in a credential folder. Copies of the file are sent to prospective employers after students givewritten permission to release the records. After the first free mailing, a fee of five dollars ($5.00) is required for eachadditional mailing.Individual CounselingIndividual career counseling is available on an appointment basis. In career counseling, each student has the opportunityto evaluate his/her skills, values, talents, and interests in terms of possible career opportunities. Career information isavailable in the Career Resource Center to supplement the student’s self-evaluation.On-Campus RecruitingRepresentatives of business and industry visit <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> to recruit professional positions during the academic year.Recruiting schedules are posted in the Career Services Newsletter, the Thoma, and on the Career Services bulletinboards. <strong>St</strong>udents are requested to make appointments for interviews in advance.WorkshopsWorkshops in job-hunting techniques, resume writing, interview techniques, dining etiquette and salary negotiation areconducted throughout the year. <strong>St</strong>udents are encouraged to participate in these workshops to improve their careersearch skills.Job ListingsNotices of part-time and full-time positions are posted on the glass-enclosed bulletin board at the entrance of <strong>Aquinas</strong>Hall and on the bulletin board in the upper level, <strong>St</strong>udent-Alumni Center. Information about employment opportunitiesis available in the Career Services Office.Testing ServicesInformation is available about other testing programs such as GRE, PRAXIS, NYSTCE, LSAT, and GMAT. CAPS alsoprovides vocational testing services in order to assist career counseling.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 12


Personal Counseling Services<strong>St</strong>udents are initially seen for a consultation. A determination of appropriate services will be discussed with the studentafter the consultation. Services are available to students. <strong>St</strong>udents are seen on an appointment basis for consultation,evaluation, treatment, or referral services. The services are confidential. Information about a student who has contactedthe service is not available to anyone outside the office unless the student has given his/her prior written consent torelease such information, except in the case of an emergency.Psychological Testing is available as an important part of the personal counseling process. Testing can provide pertinentand objective information about students’ psychological and social adjustment to the demands of their environment.Individual personal counseling involves discussion and exploration in regard to any concerns, feelings, or problems thatstudents might have. They range from those that arise during the course of normal development to more seriousemotional disturbances that might interfere with their adjustment to the college. Short-term psychotherapy and crisisintervention services are also available. Referrals to outside practitioners and agencies are made when appropriate or atthe request of the student. All services are available without cost.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 13


FINANCIAL INFORMATIONEXPENSES <strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong>Full-Time <strong>St</strong>udents (Tuition for the year, 12 to 16 credits per semester) $20,670Tuition per credit for hours in excess of 16 carried by full-time students $ 220General Fee (Full-Time <strong>St</strong>udents) per year $ 300Technology Fee (Full-Time <strong>St</strong>udents) per year $ 200<strong>St</strong>udent Housing (annually)<strong>College</strong> Commons or <strong>Aquinas</strong> Village, (3-4 students per unit) $ 5,390<strong>Aquinas</strong> Village #1, 2, 3, (2 students per unit) $ 5,990<strong>Aquinas</strong> Village #1, 2, 3, (1 student per unit) $ 6,390<strong>Aquinas</strong> Village, #4 (2 students per unit) $ 6,390Board (annually)19 meals/wk (30 or less credits) $ 4,59015 meals/wk plus $125 dec.bal. (30-60 credits) $ 4,39075 meals/semester plus $300 dec.bal. (60 or more credits) $ 2,140Pathways ProgramSpecial Program for Selected <strong>St</strong>udents with Learning Disabilities $ 3,500Part-Time <strong>St</strong>udentsTuition per credit $ 665General Fee, per semester $ 75*Technology Fee, per semester $ 50*This General Fee includes parking privileges on campus and eligibility for participation in various student activities.Special Note: The <strong>College</strong> reserves the right to alter tuition and fees when such changes become necessarySPECIAL REDUCTION IN EXPENSESWhen two or more members of one family (spouse, offspring, brother, sister) living at the same address are enrolled atthe same time as full-time matriculated students at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>, a reduction of 10% is allowed on thetuition of the second student enrolled and a reduction of 5% on each subsequent family member meeting the samerequirements. <strong>St</strong>udents eligible for this reduction must complete a written form that can be obtained from theRegistrar’s Office. Requests for this reduction must be completed each semester of eligibility.REFUNDSRefunds will be granted when students withdraw from classes during the first four weeks of the semester. The date onwhich the Registrar is informed in writing will be considered the date of withdrawal.The <strong>College</strong> will grant a refund as follows:(1) Tuition refund according to the following dates:Within the first two weeks 75%Within the third week 50%Within the fourth week 25%After four weeksNo Refund(2) Housing refunds according to the following dates:Within the first two weeks 75%Within the third week 50%Within the fourth week 25%After four weeksNo Refund(3) Meal plans will be adjusted based on the number of weeks the student participated in the plan.(4) All fees are non-refundable.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 14


No deductions are made for delay in returning at the beginning of each semester or for absences during the year.The charge for room covers the period beginning with the evening preceding the opening of classes and extends to theday following the semester examinations. Regular school holidays are included, but Thanksgiving, spring recess, and theperiod between semesters are excluded. Since the <strong>College</strong> reserves the right to use all townhouse facilities duringvacation periods, students who wish to remain at the <strong>College</strong> during these times must make arrangements with theDirector of <strong>St</strong>udent Housing. <strong>St</strong>udents who remain during this period will be charged a residence fee.FEDERAL RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICYDetailed below are Return of Title IV Funds policies for <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. There are two policies:Institutional Refund Policy and Return of Title IV Funds Policy.Institutional Refund PolicyGenerally, students will not be charged tuition and fees for classes officially dropped prior to the published drop deadlineeach term. All tuition and fee payments may be refunded for the credit hours and fees associated with each classdropped before or during this period. The deadline for dropping classes without incurring charges is published each termin the Academic Calendar and in the <strong>College</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong>.Any credit balance resulting from a change in course load prior to the last day to add/drop without paying full tuitionwill be distributed in accordance with the Order of Return of Title IV Funds Policy as stated below.Federal Return of Title IV Funds PolicyTitle IV financial aid recipients who withdraw from all classes, or who are administratively withdrawn from all classesmay be required to return a portion of the financial aid they received. Calculations are done to determine the percent offinancial aid earned and unearned for the given term.Title IV financial aid recipients who receive an overpayment resulting from changes in enrollment, cost of attendance,general eligibility, and additional financial aid award(s) will be required to return funds in the amount necessary toeliminate the overpayment.The student will be notified if a Return of Title IV funds is due. Failure to return Title IV funds will result in the loss ofeligibility for financial aid.Order of Return of Title IV FundsAll returns will be distributed to the student financial assistance programs in the order below with the followingexceptions. Title IV funds required to be returned by the student will not be distributed to a Federal Direct Loan Programand no returns shall be distributed to the FederalWork <strong>St</strong>udy Program.Federal Direct Unsubsidized <strong>St</strong>afford LoanFederal Direct <strong>St</strong>afford LoanFederal Perkins LoanFederal Direct PLUS LoanFederal PELL Grant ProgramFederal SEOG ProgramOther Title IV ProgramsOther Federal and <strong>St</strong>ate ProgramsInstitutional or Agency ProgramsIf a credit balance exists after all adjustments and distributions have been made, a student may request a refund check bycompleting the appropriate form in the Business Office at the <strong>College</strong>.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 15


PAYMENT OPTIONS<strong>St</strong>udents will not be permitted to attend class unless all indebtedness to the college is either paid or assigned to apayment plan and a clearance has been received from the Business Office no later than the first day of school.All financial accounts must be settled in full. Failure to settle accounts will prevent the student from receiving academiccredit, transcript of grades or diplomas. Checks should be made payable to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> and mailed tothe attention of the Business Office. Payments in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover arealso accepted. A $50.00 fee will be assessed monthly if tuition and fees are not paid by the due dates.Payment in FullThis plan allows for a single payment covering the full cost of tuition and fees. The payment for the Fall Semester isdue by the first week in August; payment for the Spring Semester is due by the first week in January.Payment PlansTuition Management Systems, Inc., Warwick, RI 02866, administrates the <strong>College</strong>’s payment plans. If you areinterested in signing up for a payment plan please call 1-800-722-4867 or go to www.afford.com.Annual Payment PlanThe annual plan is available to cover the Fall and Spring semesters over 10 equal monthly payments. Cost is $65 forthe year and payments start in July. Failure to pay on the due dates will result in late fees.Semester Payment PlanThis plan allows for a schedule of four (4) equal payments. For the Fall semester, the first payment is due by the firstweek in August; the second is due in September; the third is due in October; and the fourth payment is due inNovember. For the Spring semester, the first payment is due by the first week in January; the second is due inFebruary; the third is due in March; and the fourth is due in April. This payment plan carries a $47 charge persemester. Failure to pay on the due dates will result in late fees.Registration DepositsAll students are required to pay a Registration Deposit of $100 prior to registering for each semester. The Registrar’sOffice will require verification of this payment before the student is able to register.Housing DepositsUpon being accepted as a resident student two housing deposits are required:a. All resident students are required to pay a one time Security Deposit of $225. This deposit will be used to offsetany room damages in his/her last semester. When the student withdraws from residential status, any unusedamount will be refunded.b. All resident students are required to pay a Housing Deposit of $250 in order to hold their space for the upcomingsemester. The Housing Office will require verification of this payment.All deposits must be paid at the Business Office. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE and will be appliedtowards the upcoming semester charges (except the security deposit as noted above).<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 16


Non Refundable General Fees <strong>2009</strong>-10Application Fee 30Readmission Application Fee 30Registration Deposit-for all students 100Housing Deposit-for resident students 250Matriculation Fee (Payable Once) 30Change of Registration 25Late Registration Fee 30Graduation Fee 150<strong>St</strong>udent Teaching Fee 75Transcript of Academic Records 5Life Experience Credit Evaluation (by number of credits) 300 - 1,200Non Refundable Laboratory Fees Per Course <strong>2009</strong>-10Accounting Lab 90Art <strong>St</strong>udio Courses 60/75Arts in Performance 150Audio Visual Education & Television Courses 50Broadcast Practicum 20Communication Arts Seminar 50Experimental Psychology, Psych Testing & Assessment 60/80Film and Cinema Courses 50Geology Courses 60Laboratory Science Courses (Biology and Physics) 90/160Laboratory Science Courses (Chemistry) 160Modern Language Laboratory Courses 30Photography Courses 75Physical/Earth Science 120, 121, 200 50/60Psych. Testing and Assessment 80Rec/Leisure 101, 301, 344, 401, 402, 403, 407 20/25<strong>St</strong>at Methods in Psychology 60Special Note: The <strong>College</strong> reserves the right to alter tuition and fees when such changes become necessary. This is nota complete list of fees for all courses. Some other courses carry fees as well. In addition, specific courses may carryadditional fees. These are noted in the schedule of classes each semester.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 17


FINANCIAL AID<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> recognizes that the cost of quality higher education is a factor of great concern in theminds of both students and family. The <strong>College</strong> is sincerely committed to enabling competent but needy studentsresources to continue their education. Some students lack adequate financial resources and yet represent a potential ofsignificant leadership. For such students, the <strong>College</strong> has established a financial assistance program which includesscholarships, grants, and loans, as well as on and off campus employment.HOW AND WHEN TO APPLYAll applicants for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal <strong>St</strong>udent Aid. If there is any question aboutyour eligibility, you should apply. Factors such as the size of the family and the number of students enrolled in postsecondaryeducational institutions can greatly affect the amount of aid you might be eligible to receive.All applications processed by February 15th for students who will matriculate in September will receive first priority inthe distribution of financial aid. Applications received after this date will be considered; however, funds may not beavailable. <strong>St</strong>udents who will matriculate in January, must apply for financial assistance no later than November 1.All students who will be filing for a Federal <strong>St</strong>afford <strong>St</strong>udent Loan must file a Free Application for Federal <strong>St</strong>udent Aid(FAFSA) as their first step to establish eligibility for this loan. Actual income figures, not estimates, must be used incompleting forms. Once eligibility is established, additional documentation may be required.Financial aid awards are made for one year only. <strong>St</strong>udents must complete a new Renewal FAFSA for each year forfinancial aid consideration. Awards may vary from year to year based on the current financial information. <strong>St</strong>udents whoare awarded financial aid must maintain good academic standing as is outlined in detail in the current catalog.THE FINANCIAL AID AWARD PROCESSSeveral steps are involved in determining financial need. Most important is the completion of the Free Application forFederal <strong>St</strong>udent Aid by the applicant and his/her parent(s) or guardian. Once submitted to the central processor, it takesup to four weeks for the FAFSA to be analyzed and the information subsequently sent to <strong>St</strong> <strong>Thomas</strong>. Early completionof the FAFSA is strongly recommended.When the information is received by the <strong>College</strong> from the Department of Education, the analysis is carefully reviewed toassure that errors have not been made affecting the applicant’s eligibility. Individual attention is given to each applicationenabling the <strong>College</strong> to assist students whose families may have extraordinary circumstances.After the FAFSA has been reviewed and the expected family contribution (parents’ and student’s resources) has beendetermined, this sum is subtracted from the student budget to arrive at the applicant’s financial need. In general, awardsare arranged in a “package”, a combination of different types of aid from various sources.<strong>St</strong>udents will receive notification of their financial eligibility directly from the Financial Aid Office. No offer of financialaid will be made to a student until he/she has been accepted for admission to the <strong>College</strong>. All requested documents mustbe sent to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid before any financial aid is finalized and the student given credittoward charges. Over the last five-year period at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong>, approximately seventy percent of the full-time studentbody received some form of aid from federal, state, institutional, or private sources.The <strong>College</strong> does not discriminate against students, faculty, staff, and other beneficiaries on the basis of race, color,national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, veteranstatus, or religious affiliation in admission to, or in the provision of its programs and services. The Section 504Coordinator, the Title IX Coordinator, and the Age Act Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources,Marian Hall 216, ext. 4038.For a full listing of all forms of financial aid, visit our website at www.stac.edu.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 18


Commemorative Scholarships:The scholarships were established by friends of the college. Each fund is available for students and have varying amounts.More information is available in the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid.The Alumni ScholarshipThe Honorary Alumni Commemorative ScholarshipThe Archdiocese of New York ScholarshipThe Matthew and Marion E. Baumgartner, Jr. ScholarshipThe Belson Foundation ScholarshipThe Tony and Sueli Bonaparte ScholarshipThe Frank and Madlyn Borelli ScholarshipThe James N. Bovino ScholarshipThe Catholic Sisters of Reparation of Mary ScholarshipThe Cipolla Carucci ScholarshipThe Dr. John Casazza FundThe Albert M.Cohen and Angelo F. Palmero ScholarshipThe Barbara Corcoran ScholarshipThe James G. and Gloria Costello ScholarshipThe Margaret Kerin Crucetti ScholarshipThe Olga Dalmino ScholarshipThe Peter and Arlene D’Antoni ScholarshipThe Charles W. And Rose T. DeGroat ScholarshipThe Deiters Family ScholarshipThe Sr. Marie Jean Dempsey ScholarshipThe Sr. Regina Rosaire Dolan ScholarshipThe Dominican Sisters of Sparkill ScholarshipThe Donini Family ScholarshipThe Andrew J. Doyle Commemorative ScholarshipThe Ducey Agency ScholarshipThe Jean and <strong>St</strong>ephen M. Duffy ScholarshipThe Dugandzic Family ScholarshipThe Alice Felske ScholarshipThe Ferrone Family ScholarshipThe Alma R. and William J. Finley ScholarshipThe Sr. Jean David Finley ScholarshipThe Aline Fillippone Commemorative ScholarshipThe Follett <strong>College</strong> <strong>St</strong>ores ScholarshipThe Andrew and Emily Frank ScholarshipThe Sr. James Francis ScholarshipThe James Freeman, Sr. and Dr. John O’Shea ScholarshipThe Friendly Sons of <strong>St</strong>. Patrick ScholarshipThe Galligan Family ScholarshipThe Justin Garcia Scholarship FundThe General Scholarship FundThe <strong>Thomas</strong> A. Griffin Jr. ScholarshipThe Br. Michael J. Harlan ScholarshipThe Hearst Foundation ScholarshipThe Michael and Dorothy Higgins ScholarshipThe Naomi Kaplan Family Foundation ScholarshipThe George P. Kehr ScholarshipThe Honorable Theodore A. Kelly ScholarshipThe Jerry and Georgia Kneuven ScholarshipThe Therese Powers Kramer FundThe Michael Lakis ScholarshipThe Betty La Sala ScholarshipThe Lavelle Fund Scholarship for the BlindThe Dr. John and Eileen Lawler ScholarshipThe <strong>Thomas</strong> and Maureen Leahy ScholarshipThe Anne Leistman Commemorative ScholarshipThe Bobbi Lewis Commemorative ScholarshipThe Maestri Family ScholarshipThe Joseph and Mary Marosy ScholarshipThe Luke W. McCarthy ScholarshipThe <strong>Thomas</strong> and Alice McGann ScholarshipThe Elizabeth McSweeny ScholarshipThe Peter D. Meenaghan ScholarshipThe Anthony Monti Commemorative ScholarshipThe Bill and Joan Mooney ScholarshipThe Michael and Patricia Murphy ScholarshipThe Sr. Adele Myers ScholarshipThe NCAA/USA Today Foundation ScholarshipThe Novartis Natural Sciences ScholarshipThe Edward O’Grady ScholarshipThe Denis and Christa O’Leary ScholarshipThe Dr. James F. and Mary Kathryn O’Malley ScholarshipThe Pfizer Scholarship for Natural ScienceThe President’s Challenge ScholarshipThe Charles F.X. and Mary Patricia Poggi ScholarshipThe Charles J. Poggi ScholarshipThe Vera M. Poggi ScholarshipThe Ponagansett Foundation of NY, Inc. ScholarshipThe Cay <strong>St</strong>erns Raso ScholarshipThe Kenneth W. Reddin ScholarshipThe Sr. Patricia Ann Reilly ScholarshipThe Riley Family Commemorative ScholarshipThe Ritchey Family Commemorative ScholarshipThe Rockland Country Club Foundation ScholarshipThe Joseph F. Romano ScholarshipThe Santos-Winters Family Commemorative ScholarshipThe Robert Schelin ScholarshipThe Richard P. Seelig ScholarshipThe September 11 th /Ken & Daria Dolan ScholarshipThe Debra M. Settineri Commemorative ScholarshipThe Margaret Jean Sichol Commemorative ScholarshipThe <strong>St</strong>ephen B. Siegel Commemorative ScholarshipThe Sisters of Charity ScholarshipThe Edward and Eva Jane Smith ScholarshipThe Sonja Foundation ScholarshipThe George and Victoria <strong>St</strong>rayton ScholarshipThe TSR Consulting Services, Inc. ScholarshipThe Donald and Eleanor Taffner ScholarshipThe Sr. Miriam <strong>Thomas</strong>/Dellwood Country Club ScholarshipThe Jacques & Zorica Tortoroli ScholarshipThe Toy’s ‘R Us ScholarshipThe Anthony V. and Eleanor E. Unanue ScholarshipThe Max Urlich ScholarshipThe Walbridge Fund ScholarshipThe Wall <strong>St</strong>reet ScholarshipThe A.D. Williams ScholarshipThe G.P. Williams ScholarshipThe Wyeth Scholarship for Math & Science<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 19


FINANCIAL AID/SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESSIn accordance with New York <strong>St</strong>ate guidelines, students receiving financial aid from New York <strong>St</strong>ate must comply with<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong>’ “<strong>St</strong>andard of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Purpose of Determining Eligibility For <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>St</strong>udent Aid,”as follows.Federal and <strong>St</strong>ate regulations and <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>’s policy requires that students maintain satisfactoryacademic progress to qualify for continued funding from federal sources: Federal Pell Grant, Federal SupplementalEducational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work <strong>St</strong>udy, Federal <strong>St</strong>afford Loan, Federal ParentLoans for <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>St</strong>udents, and from <strong>St</strong>ate sources. The standards require that you show both quantitative(credits) and qualitative (gpa) progress. To continue to receive federal funds described above, a student must complete atleast 2/3 of credits attempted and maintain at least the minimum cumulative grade point average (gpa) required forgood academic standing in his/her program of study.FOR TAP ONLY, THE MINIMUM STANDARD VARIES FROM THE FEDERAL STANDARD AND IS SHOWN BELOW:Points 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 (HEOP) 60Semester Payment 1st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 THRequired completed credits for this semester 6 6 9 9 12 12 12 12 12 12Total required credits prior to this semester 0 6 12 21 33 45 60 75 90 105Required G.P.A. prior to this semester 0 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00**NOTE: Education law requires that no undergraduate student shall be eligible for more than four academic years (8semesters) of <strong>St</strong>ate awards or five academic years if the program of study normally requires five years. <strong>St</strong>udents in theHigher Education Opportunity Program are permitted five years (10 semesters) of eligibility. A fifth year ofundergraduate tuition assistance will reduce a student’s eligibility for graduate support by one academic year.Additionally for retention of TAP, you must receive a grade, even if F, for the indicated number of credits each term:SEMESTER 1 or 2 — 6 credits3 or 4 — 9 credits5, 6, 7, or 8 — 12 credits<strong>St</strong>udents will be measured against these satisfactory progress standards at the end of each term to determine theireligibility for receipt of funds for the upcoming semester. <strong>St</strong>udents who are not able to meet the above standards mayapply for a waiver when there is a reasonable expectation that their grades can be brought up to the requirements. In allcases, students are eligible for one waiver of academic standards to be granted for federal financial aid eligibility. Thewaiver, if granted, will permit a student to receive all of his/her federal aid for that semester. If that semester’s workdoes not bring his/her grades up to minimum requirements he/she loses eligibility for aid due to his/her inability tomeet academic eligibility requirements. If denied a waiver, the student may still attend <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> through his/her ownresources, but will be unable to receive any federal financial aid.If you receive NYS TAP financial aid and plan to re-take a course previously passed with a grade of D, please be awarethat the repeated course will not be counted towards your full time status. Therefore, if you registered for 12 credits andone of the courses is a repeat of a D course, NYS TAP will view you as registered for 9 credits. If you take 15 creditsand repeat one D course, you will be full time under NYS TAP regulations. If you have any questions regarding thispolicy, please see the TAP Certifying Officer Ms. Millie Alexiou, Registrar (845) 398-4310.If a student can bring his/her grades up to the required standards during a semester while on a waiver or by paying forhis/her own education, he/she can regain all federal financial aid eligibility. However, if a student used a waiver, itcannot be used again. A student may only be granted one waiver while enrolled.Waivers are not automatic and are evaluated for mitigating circumstances resulting from events such as personal illness,injury, personal tragedy, etc. and the reasonableness of the student’s capability to move back up to the appropriaterequirements.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 20


<strong>St</strong>udents must present their request for waiver consideration in writing to the Registrar. <strong>St</strong>udents denied a waiver mayappeal the decision by writing a letter of appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs stating reasons why thedenial is inappropriate. The Vice President for Academic affairs will then consult with the Academic <strong>St</strong>andardsCommittee who will advise the student of their decision.A student who chooses to remain enrolled without receipt of Title IV Federal Funds may request a review of his/heracademic record after the summer, fall, or winter terms for a determination of whether the course work taken in thoseperiods has brought them up to the appropriate requirements. If the standard is met with the inclusion of the coursework, eligibility for receipt of federal funds may be restored for subsequent terms.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 21


ACADEMIC PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONSACADEMIC YEARThe academic year consists of two semesters of fourteen weeks each. The fall semester begins in early September andends with the Christmas recess. The spring semester begins in late January and ends in May. During the period betweensemesters, a three week winter-interim program is offered. Summer sessions begin in late May and typically run forthree weeks. New sessions are offered in June and July.. The <strong>College</strong> also offers specialized workshops and institutes atvarious times during the year.CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS<strong>St</strong>udents are classified according to the number of semester hours of credit they have earned and the number ofsemester hours carried. Listed below are the requirements for the respective classifications:Full -Time:A student carrying 12 or more credits.Part -Time:A student carrying fewer than 12 credits.Freshman:An enrolled student who has not completed 30 credits.Sophomore: A student who has successfully completed 30+ credits.Junior:A student who has successfully completed 60+ credits.Senior: A student who has successfully completed 90+ credits and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0(C average).Non-matriculated: A student who has not been accepted by the <strong>College</strong> as a degree candidate.REGISTRATIONAll matriculated students must register during regular registration periods or open registration. Non-matriculated studentsregister during open registration. The Admissions Office notifies incoming freshmen and transfers of registration dates.His/her assigned advisor must approve each student’s registration. The registration may be rescinded at the discretion ofthe <strong>College</strong> if financial obligations are not met.A late registration fee is charged after the semester begins. No credit will be given for a course in which a student hasnot formally registered.<strong>St</strong>udents who wish to enter a course after the first week must have the permission of the Registrar. No student mayenter a course after the second week of class.FACULTY ADVISORSEvery student is assigned a faculty advisor through the Office of Academic Advisement. The faculty advisor is availableduring posted office hours and by appointment. The advisor’s role is to assist the student in academic planning, courseselection and academic counseling. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with the assigned faculty advisor asrequired, but at least twice per semester, and to comply with all the provisions and regulations pertaining to his/her degreeprogram. <strong>St</strong>udents admitted to the <strong>College</strong> through <strong>Aquinas</strong> Success and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education OpportunityProgram are required to meet with their advisors on a schedule set by the advisor. <strong>St</strong>udents on academic probation arealso required to meet with their advisor as determined by the advisor.STUDENT LOADThe normal student load is fifteen credits a semester. The maximum load permitted without extra charge is sixteen hours,including audited courses. Permission to carry more hours must be obtained from the Director of Academic Advisement orthe Registrar. Such permission is ordinarily granted only to students with a cumulative quality point average of at least 3.2.<strong>St</strong>udents who are engaged in student teaching are considered full-time and pay full tuition.COURSES TAKEN AT OTHER COLLEGESOnce a student has matriculated at the <strong>College</strong> it is expected that the remainder of the courses required by his/herprogram of study will be taken on campus. <strong>St</strong>udents who have not transferred credit to the <strong>College</strong>, however, mayreceive permission to take a maximum of six (6) credits off campus at an accredited college.Prior approval is required to assure that the courses successfully completed off campus will apply to the student’s courseof study. Further information and application forms are available through the Office of Academic Advisement. Thecredit for the course will transfer to STAC if the grade is a “C” or better. In addition, students are expected to beregistered at STAC for their last 10 courses.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 22


COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION (CLEP)The <strong>College</strong> Level Examination Program is designed to award college credit to students who have acquired academicknowledge outside the traditional classroom situation.<strong>St</strong>udents who have been accepted for matriculation in a degree program at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> may beawarded:• Thirty CLEP credits towards the Bachelor’s degree• Fifteen CLEP credits towards the Associate degreeAll students who wish to take any CLEP exam must register through the office Academic Advisement. Completeregulations, procedures and applications are available in that office.SPECIAL ACADEMIC SERVICESThe Office of Academic ServicesThe Office of Academic Services provides and coordinates the academic support services offered to all undergraduates.This includes Academic Advisement, the Center for Academic Excellence and STAC 101, our first year seminar course,as well as two academic support programs: <strong>Aquinas</strong> Success and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education OpportunityProgram.Center for Academic ExcellenceThe Center for Academic Excellence provides all students with the opportunity to become efficient and effectivelearners. The CAE offers tutoring, study groups, college skills workshops, supervised study halls, and computer assistedinstruction. The CAE is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to2:00 p.m. during the academic year.Academic AdvisementEvery student is assigned a faculty advisor through the Office of Academic Advisement. This is the place to go to file aformal declaration or change of major and for answers to questions regarding academic policies and procedures.Permission to take off-campus courses must be approved by the Director of Academic Advisement.The Director of International <strong>St</strong>udy provides academic, social, and practical support to international students and culturalorientation of international students to the <strong>College</strong> and the US. The Director also assists in the <strong>College</strong>’s commitment tointernationalize the educational experience for all its students.SPECIAL STUDIESCampus Interchange Programs<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is part of a campus interchange program involving four accredited colleges located indifferent geographic areas of the United <strong>St</strong>ates. A student may attend a semester at one of the participating collegesduring his/her junior year. Tuition is paid to the student’s home campus; all other expenses are paid on the campuswhere they are incurred. <strong>St</strong>udents participating in the program must coordinate financial aid as well as academicprograms through the Director of Academic Advisement. Cooperating colleges are Barry University, Miami, Florida;Dominican <strong>College</strong> of San Rafael, California; and <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>, Grand Rapids, Michigan.Course by AppointmentCourses by Appointment may be offered to juniors, seniors, and post-graduate students only under certain conditions.Courses by Appointment are offered only during the Fall and Spring semesters and over the course of the Summer.<strong>St</strong>udents must be in good academic standing and are limited to enroll in two (2) courses by appointment over his/her <strong>St</strong>.<strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> career. Courses by Appointment are not available as repeats of courses in which D’s or F’s wereearned. Please see Division Chairpersons for rules and regulations.On-line CoursesNo more than two on-line courses may be taken off-campus. See the Director of Academic Advisement or theRegistrar.Independent <strong>St</strong>udyIndependent <strong>St</strong>udy is a student-generated and faculty-supervised course. <strong>St</strong>udents, who have topics of special interestwhich they would like to probe in depth, may devise their own course of study and submit a completed application formfor independent study to a faculty member qualified in the area to be studied.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 23


Following agreement between the student and the faculty member on this decision, approval must be obtained from theChairperson of the Division.Independent study is available to all degree candidates who have completed a minimum of 33 credits at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong><strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. No more than six credits in independent study may be applied toward a student’s major.Internship/Field Experience/PracticumIndividualized work experiences, which are offered in many of the disciplines, enable students majoring in a particulararea to become more familiar with the various opportunities and the qualifications necessary in the field.Internship/Field Experience/Practicum is a structured course under the supervision of a faculty moderator in the specificdiscipline.<strong>St</strong>udy AbroadThe <strong>College</strong> offers exchange programs with other institutions, such as <strong>St</strong>. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia and, through<strong>St</strong>. John’s University, offers overseas programs for college credit in France, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Japan and Italy.The Director of International <strong>St</strong>udy maintains a list of study abroad opportunities.Summer SessionThe summer session includes a varied program of studies and is open to students who wish to accelerate their regularprograms of studies or to make up deficiencies. The summer session is also open to all qualified applicants seeking toaccelerate or supplement their programs in other colleges or universities; for teachers working toward certification, forsenior high school students with permission of their guidance counselors; and for those persons interested in takingcollege courses for personal satisfaction.Winter InterimThe winter interim is a three-week session designed to provide students the opportunity to take one course between thefall and spring semesters.Off-Campus CoursesThe <strong>College</strong> coordinates a number of off-campus programs at regional high schools. These courses are open to qualifiedhigh school students with permission of the high school principal. Programs are currently offered at the following highschools: Albertus Magnus, Bardonia; Ateres Bais Yaakov, Monsey; Bais Yaakov of Ramapo, Monsey; Carmel, Carmel;Clarkstown North, New City; Clarkstown South, West Nyack; Fox Lane High School, Bedford; John S. Burke CatholicHigh School, Goshen; Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale; Nanuet, Nanuet; New Milford, New Jersey; NorthRockland, Thiells; Suffern, Suffern; and Tappan Zee, Orangeburg. The <strong>College</strong> also offers occasional programs on ademand basis at local businesses and industries.LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDITThe <strong>College</strong> may award academic credit to students who have achieved the objectives of specific courses outside oftraditional classroom instruction and who satisfactorily validate that achievement through the submission of a portfolioconforming to specified criteria. Applicants must be matriculated in a degree program at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.Credit for Life Experience may be awarded as follows:• A maximum of 30 Life Experience credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree.• A maximum of 15 Life Experience credits toward an Associate Degree.The fee for the awarding of life experience credits begins at $300 and increases according to the number of creditsawarded. Copies of the complete statement of the criteria and procedures for applying for Life Experience Credit areavailable in the Office of the Director of Academic Advisement.ATTENDANCERegular and prompt attendance at all classes is required. Responsibility for attendance at classes rests with the student.Instructors may specify particular academic penalties for infractions of the attendance policy. <strong>St</strong>udentswho are absent because of religious beliefs will be given an opportunity to make up any missed examination or workrequirements if they request it at least two weeks prior to the absence. No fee will be charged for this opportunity.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 24


LEAVE OF ABSENCEFor satisfactory reasons, the Director of Academic Advisement or the Registrar may give a student in good standing aleave of absence for a maximum period of two semesters. Requests for leave of absence must be in writing andsubmitted the semester prior to the semester desired. Obtain forms in the Records Office.WITHDRAWAL/CHANGE OF PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>udents who wish to withdraw from a course must do so by the date indicated on the academic calendar (available inthe Records Office). There is a $25 change of program fee. Withdrawal forms must be completed in the Office of theRegistrar. Withdrawal from a course after the mid-term without permission of the Registrar automatically merits thegrade of F.WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGEA student who leaves the <strong>College</strong> during any semester or special session must complete a withdrawal form availablefrom the Office of the Registrar. <strong>St</strong>udents who withdraw from the <strong>College</strong> after the last posted drop date will receivegrades as submitted by the faculty. <strong>St</strong>udents who return after one full year, must reapply and will be subject to currentcurriculum requirements.GRADING SYSTEMA(94-100%) Excellent. Indicates unusually high achievement. <strong>St</strong>udents who merit A, in addition to fulfilling theminimum requirements, give evidence of the ability to work independently, read rather widely on theirown initiative, organize the materials of the course in relation to its wider implications, give evidencein skill subjects of habitual errorless mastery.B+ (87-93%). Very good-superior. Indicates achievement demonstrably above average and an intelligentfulfillment of course requirements in a manner that approaches the excellence of the highest grade.B (80-86%). Good. Signifies a consistently high level of achievement and indicates that the course requirementshave been fulfilled in an intelligent and above-average manner.C+ (75-79%). Very satisfactory. Signifies a more acceptable degree of understanding and consistent achievementthan a C. Indicates that a student has mastered the basic course material, attended classes regularly,fulfilled assignments as required, and given evidence of mastery of the skills required for the course.C (70-74%). Satisfactory. Signifies acceptable understanding & consistent achievement of quality that satisfiesthe required graduation grade.D (65-69%). Inferior-passing. Indicates understanding and achievement below the average level expected ofstudents and therefore warrants only minimum approval.FRWINCFailure. Indicates that the student’s work does not merit a passing grade.Repeated Course. Indicates that the student has repeated a course in which a grade of D or F hadbeen received. Original grade is not counted towards GPA. <strong>St</strong>udents may only repeat a course in whichthey have earned a grade of D or F. To repeat a course more than once, a student must obtain thepermission of the Director of Academic Advisement or the Registrar. Repeated courses may not betaken as courses-by-appointment. Repeated courses MUST BE taken at STAC so that the original grademay be replaced in the cumulative grade point. The original grade is not counted toward GPA.Withdrawal up to date specified in Academic Calendar. No credit granted.Incomplete. <strong>St</strong>udents who, because of an extraordinary circumstance, request an Incompletemust do so prior to the last day of class. A form must be completed by the student, signed by theinstructor, and forwarded to the Registrar with the grade sheet. Incompletes are given at thediscretion of the faculty member. For courses other than practicums/ internships/ field study, nograde higher than a B (except in extenuating circumstances and then only with the permission of theDirector of Academic Advisement and the Registrar) may be granted for an incomplete. All work mustbe submitted by the date stipulated by the instructor (but not later than one month prior to the end ofthe following semester), or the Incomplete becomes an F.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 25


PASS/FAILNSAUDITPass indicates that the student has satisfied the requirements for the course. A Fail indicates thatthe course goals have not been attained. No quality points are assigned to a Pass/Fail. Only thosecourses so indicated in the course listings may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.No show. <strong>St</strong>udent never reported to class. No credit granted. No academic penalty.<strong>St</strong>udents may audit courses. <strong>St</strong>udents who audit courses receive neither credit nor quality pointsfor the course. Audited courses do not satisfy degree requirements nor are they counted indetermining student load.QUALITY POINT INDEX AND CREDIT HOURSOne credit hour represents 50 minutes of lecture or recitation or 120 to 180 minutes of laboratory/studio work. Mostcourses carry 3 semester hours of credit.Quality points are assigned to grades as follows: for each credit hour with a grade of A, 4 quality points; B+, 3.5; B, 3;C+, 2.5; C, 2; D, 1; F, 0. If a student earns a grade of A in a 3 semester hour course he/she receives 12 quality points;one who earns a grade of B receives 9 quality points, and so forth. The quality point index is determined by dividing thetotal number of quality points earned by the number of credits attempted, that is, the number of credits for which astudent is registered, whether or not the courses are passed or failed.Since courses from which a student withdraws are not counted in credits attempted, they do not affect a student’saverage.EXAMINATIONSAppraisal of student work is done at a frequency and through techniques specified for each course by the instructor. Thefinal grade is determined by the combined results of examinations, assignments, class participation, outside work, andapplication, as specified by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.GRADE REPORTSGrades are available through Banner Self Service for students.. The <strong>College</strong> reserves the right to withhold a student’sreport of grades, and to withhold granting of college credit, if the student has any indebtedness to the <strong>College</strong>. No grademay be changed after the first three weeks of the following semester.COMMENCEMENTCommencement is held once a year after the end of the spring semester. <strong>St</strong>udents who have completed all requirementsas of the end of the spring semester will be considered May graduates. <strong>St</strong>udents who have no more than 6 credits tocomplete may be considered August graduates and may attend Commencement only if they pre-register for theremaining credits during the summer sessions. Graduation applications are to be submitted to the Registrar in midSeptember.TRANSCRIPTSAn official transcript is one bearing the seal of the <strong>College</strong>. Official transcripts of academic records are not given tostudents or graduates but are mailed directly to the college, professional or graduate school, government agency orbusiness concern they designate. An unofficial transcript is one given to the person whose credits are listed thereon andmarked “<strong>St</strong>udent Copy.” The <strong>College</strong> accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the unofficial transcript after it hasbeen issued.Upon graduation, each student is entitled to one unofficial transcript of his/her college record. There is a fee of $5.00for each additional transcript requested whether official or unofficial.Transcripts will not be issued during registration periods, and during the three weeks following the end of each semester.The <strong>College</strong> does not accept hand-delivered official transcripts. All official transcripts from other institutionsmust be mailed by the issuing institution.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 26


ACADEMIC HONORSThe Dean’s ListThe Dean’s List is published each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have achieved a qualitypoint index of 3.5 the previous semester. They must have carried a minimum of 12 credit hours and earned no gradelower than C. <strong>St</strong>udents involved in a student teaching experience in any given semester are not eligible for the Dean’sList that semester.Part-Time <strong>St</strong>udents Dean’s ListPart-time students may qualify for the Part-time <strong>St</strong>udents Dean’s List if they have taken a minimum of 15 credits withinan academic year exclusive of winter or summer sessions (e.g. 9 credits fall semester plus 6 credits spring semester), andif they achieve an overall quality point index of 3.5.Alpha ChiThe New York Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi is a coeducational national honor society established to promote academicexcellence and exemplary character among college students and to honor those achieving such distinction. A generalhonor society, as contrasted with a specialized one, admits to membership students from all academic disciplines.Members are elected to this society in their junior or senior years from among the top ten percent of their classes.Alpha Sigma LambdaAlpha Sigma Lambda is the national honor fraternity for students in continuing higher education. The fraternity isdedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes the high scholastic achievement in an adult student’scareer. Members are selected from matriculated p/t students who meet the standards & requirements identified in thenational by-laws of Alpha Sigma Lambda.Specialized Honor SocietiesAlpha Epsilon Rho is the honor society for the National Broadcasting Society. Its membership is restricted to the“best of the best” found within the membership ranks of NBS. Its purpose is to enhance the development of collegeand university students involved in broadcasting, cable, telecommunications and other electronic media by promotingexcellence and providing opportunities for ethical and responsible leadership.Alpha Phi Sigma is the national criminal justice society, is dedicated to the recognition of scholarly achievement in thefield of criminal justice. The coeducational society is a member of the national Association of <strong>College</strong> Honor Societiesand is officially designated as the national honor society by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Alpha Phi Sigmarewards academic excellence among students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as the Juris Doctor.Members are selected from criminal justice majors who earn a 3.2 average in their criminal justice classes and theircoursework overall; who have sophomore (or higher) status; who have completed at least four courses in their major.Membership is by faculty recommendation.Chi Alpha Sigma is the national scholar-athlete society honoring those collegiate student-athletes who have excelled inboth the classroom and in athletic competition. Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college students who receive a varsity letterin their sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement ofstudents in business administration.Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in teacher education. Kappa Delta Pi aims to foster high standards ofpreparation for teaching and to invite into bonds of fellowship those who have attained excellence of scholarship anddistinction of achievement as students and servants of education.Kappa Mu Epsilon’s objective is to recognize outstanding achievement in mathematics at the undergraduate level andto develop an appreciation of mathematics. Members are selected from majors in the Natural Science and MathematicsDivision who meet the requirements of the national society and are approved by the faculty of the division.Phi Sigma Iota is an international foreign language honor society whose purpose is the recognition of outstandingability and attainments in the study and teaching of foreign languages. It seeks the promotion of a cultural enrichmentand a sentiment of international amity derived from the knowledge and use of foreign languages. Membership in PhiSigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 27


Pi Gamma Mu is an international honor society in the social sciences. The purpose of the society is to improvescholarship in the social sciences; to inspire social service to humanity by an intelligent approach to the solution of socialproblems; and to engender mutual understanding among individuals and institutions with differing opinions. The societysponsors public forums and social meetings, regional and inter-chapter meetings, and a program of graduatescholarships for social science students. <strong>St</strong>udents qualify for eligibility for the society by having taken a minimum of 20semester hours of social science with an average grade of B, and must be within the top 35% of their class.Psi Chi is a national honor society in Psychology. Members are selected based on superior academic achievement inPsychology and the recommendation of the Psychology faculty. As well as promoting interest in the field of Psychology,Psi Chi promotes fellowship among student scholars.Sigma Tau Delta is an International English Honor Society formed in 1924. Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is toconfer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professionalstudies. All members of Sigma Tau Delta demonstrate consistent excellence in the study of the English language and ofEnglish and American Literature.Honors at GraduationHonors at graduation are awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 60 credits at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong><strong>College</strong>, have not received a grade lower than a C, and whose cumulative quality point index meets the followingstandards: Summa Cum Laude: 3.80; Magna Cum Laude: 3.65; Cum Laude: 3.50.SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESSIt is imperative that students continue to make satisfactory academic progress toward graduation and the acquisition oftheir baccalaureate degree. The college provides a variety of academic support services to assist students who arehaving - or wish to avoid - academic difficulties. To learn more about these services, please contact the Office ofAcademic Services (398-4028).However, students who do not continue to make satisfactory academic progress are subject to being placed on probation,being suspended from the college, or being dismissed from the college. The following material states the college’s criteriafor judging satisfactory academic progress and the conditions which result from a student’s failure to maintain satisfactoryprogress. Some academic programs have requirements in addition to those below. <strong>St</strong>udents pursuing such programs mustsatisfy the additional requirements as determined by the relevant program director. <strong>St</strong>udents who sign academic contractsas a condition of admission to the college and who do not fulfill the conditions of the contract may be placed on probation,suspended, or dismissed independent of the following criteria.Satisfactory Academic ProgressFull-time students (and equivalent part-time students) are considered to be making satisfactory progress towardgraduation and their degree if they have achieved:• A semester grade point index in the most recently completed semester of at least 1.8, and• A cumulative grade point index of at least: 1.8 upon completion of one academic year of full-time collegeenrollment (24 credit hours for part-time students);• 2.0 upon completion of two academic years of full-time college enrollment (48 credit hours for part-time students)and thereafter.Unsatisfactory Academic ProgressFull-time students (and equivalent part-time students) who do not fulfill the conditions for satisfactory academic progressare judged to be making unsatisfactory progress toward graduation and are subject to the following conditions.Probation<strong>St</strong>udents on academic probation may not carry more than 12 credits a semester. And they may be further limited intheir college activities. <strong>St</strong>udents on probation must attain a semester grade point index of at least 2.0 for the currentsemester or be subject to suspension or dismissal.<strong>St</strong>udents may be placed on probation if: The cumulative grade point index falls below 1.8 but not below 1.5 during thefirst year of full-time enrollment; or if:The cumulative grade point index falls below 2.0 but not below 1.8 during the second and subsequent years of full-timeenrollment.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 28


<strong>St</strong>udents on academic probation must attend the Center for Academic Excellence on a weekly schedule (typically 2hours per week) determined either by the student's academic advisor or the Provost & Vice President for AcademicAffairs. In addition, students on academic probation must make an appointment with their academic advisor within thefirst week of the term, in order to arrange a schedule of periodic meetings with the advisor throughout the semester.Suspension<strong>St</strong>udents placed on suspension at the end of an academic semester may not attend the college for the subsequentsemester. Suspended students may attend summer and inter-session courses. Readmission to the college following thesemester of suspension may normally be gained by appealing in writing to the Director of Academic Advisement andindicating evidence of greater academic maturity.<strong>St</strong>udents may be suspended from the college if while on probation, the student achieves at least a 1.8 semester grade pointindex but less than a 2.0 grade point index; or if the semester grade point index falls below 1.5; or ifthe cumulative grade point index falls below 1.5 during the first year of full-time enrollment; or if the cumulative grade pointindex falls below 1.8 but not below 1.5 during the second and subsequent years of full-time enrollment.Dismissal<strong>St</strong>udents dismissed from the college may not register to attend it. There is no expectation that a dismissed student willbe successful in appealing to return. <strong>St</strong>udents may be dismissed from the college if while on probation, the student doesnot achieve at least a 1.8 semester grade point index; or if the cumulative grade point index falls below 1.5 in anysemester of full-time enrollment after the second semester; or if a student is eligible for suspension for the second time.ACADEMIC INTEGRITYAcademic integrity is a commitment to honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in an academic community.An academic community of integrity advances the quest for truth and knowledge by requiring intellectual and personalhonesty in learning, teaching, research and service. Honesty begins with oneself and extends to others. Such acommunity also fosters a climate of mutual trust, encourages the free exchange of ideas, and enables all to reach theirhighest potential.An academic community of integrity establishes clear standards, practices and procedures and expects fairness in theinteractions of students, faculty and administrators. We recognize the participatory nature of the learning process andwe honor and respect a wide range of opinions and ideas. We all must show respect for the work of others byacknowledging their intellectual debts through proper identification of sources. An academic community of integrityupholds personal accountability and shared responsibility.Academic integrity is essential to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>’s mission to educate in an atmosphere of mutualunderstanding, concern, cooperation and respect. All members of the <strong>College</strong> community are expected to possess andembrace academic integrity. Academic dishonesty is any behavior which violates these principles.ACADEMIC DISHONESTY<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> strictly prohibits academic dishonesty. Any violation of academic integrity policies whichconstitutes academic dishonesty will be subject to harsh penalties, ranging up to and including dismissal from the<strong>College</strong>. Set forth below are a series of examples of academic dishonesty and the process utilized by the <strong>College</strong> inaddressing cases of academic dishonesty, including the process to be followed by faculty members in filing an academicdishonesty allegation, and the process followed by students who might seek to challenge a determination by the <strong>College</strong>that he/she engaged in academic dishonesty.Examples Of Academic DishonestyThe following behaviors are examples of academic dishonesty.Cheating: Giving unauthorized help on a test or other academic exercise. Accepting unauthorized help on a test orother academic exercise. Attempting to obtain unauthorized help from another student on a test or other academicexercise. Copying from another student’s work. Allowing another student to copy from your work. Using unauthorizedmaterials during a test or other academic exercise, such as a textbook, notebook, calculator, or specifically prepareditems such as notes written on paper, clothing, furniture or oneself. Fraudulently obtaining copies of tests, such as fromoffices, waste receptacles, or students who have previously taken the test. Giving test questions or test answers to otherstudents who have not yet taken that test. Obtaining test questions or test answers from other students who have alreadytaken that test.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 29


Plagiarism: Plagiarism is representing someone else’s work or ideas as one’s own, and occurs when appropriate creditis not given to the original source. Note that plagiarism can be intentional as well as unintentional behavior, andinformation sources refer to both print and electronic media. Furthermore, Section 213-b of the New York <strong>St</strong>ateEducation Law prohibits the sale of term papers, essays, and research reports to students enrolled in a college.Examples of plagiarism include the following: Failing to indicate direct quotations; failing to indicate the source of directquotations; failing to indicate the source of paraphrased material; copying another’s data files or computer programsand presenting them as one’s own; submitting work that was written or prepared in whole or in part by another person;purchasing or attempting to purchase work written or prepared by another; borrowing or attempting to borrow workwritten or prepared by another and presenting it as one’s own.Deception: Signing a name other than one’s own on any document, such as a registration form or letter ofrecommendation. Intentionally presenting false information on any document, such as a registration form or letter ofrecommendation. Taking or attempting to take a test for another person. Allowing another person to take a test inone’s place. Falsifying data for labs, experiments, and research projects. Listing reference sources that have not beenused. Inventing reference sources. Unauthorized multiple submissions of papers and other academic exercises (e.g.,submitting the same paper in two different classes without the permission of all instructors involved). Lying to aninstructor or other <strong>College</strong> official (e.g., intentionally misrepresenting the reason why one has missed an examination).Aiding another student in academic misconduct.Process For Handling Cases Of Academic DishonestyThe individual faculty member has authority and jurisdiction within the faculty member’s class. When confronted by aninstance of academic dishonesty, the faculty member may fail the student on the concerned question, testing instrument,or for the course as a whole, as seems appropriate to the offense in the judgement of the faculty member. Otheracademic penalties may be imposed, such as repeating a test instrument, as the faculty member sees fit. Prior toimposing any penalty, the faculty member should consult with the Division Chair and the Office of the Provost & VicePresident for Academic Affairs to determine whether a previous case of academic dishonesty is relevant to the situationunder consideration.When an instance of academic dishonesty results in a penalty by the faculty member, the faculty member must informthe Division Chair and the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) in writing of the student’s name,thedate, a brief description of the offense (e.g., cheating on mid-term exam), and the penalty imposed. The facultymember shall provide a copy to the concerned student. Confidential records of such events will be maintained by theChair and the VPAA.If a second offense of academic dishonesty by the same student is encountered, the faculty member shall refer the casein writing, with copy to the concerned student, through the Division Chair and VPAA to the Academic <strong>St</strong>andardsCommittee of the Faculty (ASC) which will determine whether suspension or dismissal or other penalty is appropriate.Pending the resolution of the matter, should it be necessary to report a grade, the faculty member shall record “NGR” -“No Grade Reported” - for the student on the relevant instrument or in the relevant course; no final grade in theconcerned course will be reported for the student until the ASC’s or the President’s decision has been rendered. Thefaculty member will be consulted regarding the appropriate grade to be granted.If anyone encounters any case of academic dishonesty which is egregious, the procedure described, immediately above,may be directly implemented.<strong>St</strong>udents who have been found guilty of academic dishonesty are not eligible to be inducted into honorsocieties.Appeals From Determinations Of Academic DishonestyIf the student wishes to appeal a determination of academic dishonesty by a faculty member, appeal may be made, inwriting, first to the chair of the division sponsoring the course and, second, to the Academic <strong>St</strong>andards Committee(ASC).A student receiving a penalty by the decision of the ASC in a case of academic dishonesty may appeal the decision tothe President of the <strong>College</strong>. Upon official notification of a decision by the ASC, the student shall have five class days tosubmit an appeal in writing to the President. Appeals must be based on one or more of the following grounds.• New evidence is available which was not reasonably available at or before the time of the student’s last presentationto the ASC.• A procedural error occurred which can be shown to have had a detrimental effect on the decision of the ASC.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 30


• The decision of the ASC is clearly in error when viewed in light of the information presented to the ASC or thedecision imposes inappropriate sanction(s) having no reasonable relationship to the offense(s) committed.The President of the <strong>College</strong>, having met with the appealing student, the Provost & Vice President for AcademicAffairs, and the Vice President and Dean for <strong>St</strong>udent Affairs, shall notify the student of the President’s decision withinfive (5) class days, unless special circumstances make that impracticable. The President of the <strong>College</strong> shall notify theVPAA of appeals that originate through the President’s office.SEXUAL HARASSMENTSexual harassment of students by faculty, staff or other students is contrary to <strong>College</strong> policy. If a student believes thathe or she has been subjected to sexual harassment, the student should immediately report such harassment to the VicePresident and Dean of <strong>St</strong>udent Affairs. The Dean shall undertake an investigation of the facts and circumstances formingthe basis of the student’s complaint. The complaint and investigation will be kept as confidential as possible. If thestudent is not satisfied with the handling of the complaint by the Vice President and Dean of <strong>St</strong>udent Affairs, he or sheshould promptly bring the complaint to the attention of the President of the <strong>College</strong>. Any faculty member, staff member,or student found to have engaged in the sexual harassment of a student will be subject to appropriate disciplinary actionup to and including suspension, termination or expulsion.STUDENT RECORDSIn accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, no one outside <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>shall have access to, nor will the <strong>College</strong> disclose any information (other than “Directory Information”) from students’records without the written consent of students, except to appropriate personnel within the <strong>College</strong>, to officials of otherinstitutions to which students apply, to persons or organizations providing students with financial aid, to accreditingagencies involved in their accreditation process, to persons in compliance with a judicial order, to parents of dependentstudents, and to persons in an emergency to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. <strong>St</strong>andard“Directory Information” is not protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act. The <strong>College</strong>, however, will honorstudent requests (in writing) to withhold any or all of the “Directory Information,” which includes such things as, name,address, email address, honors achieved in the curricular life of the college, individually identifiable photograph,telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports,dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institutionattended. For further clarification students should consult the Registrar.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 31


PROGRAM OF STUDIESBACCALAUREATE DEGREES<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> offers programs of study leading to the following baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor ofScience, and Bachelor of Science in Education. The degrees are granted for major work done as follows:Bachelor of ArtsArtArt TherapyCommunication ArtsEnglishEnglish (7-12 certification)Bachelor of ScienceAccountingBiologyBiology (7-12 certification)Business AdministrationChemistry (7-12 certification)Computer ScienceCriminal JusticeFinanceForensic ScienceGraphic DesignLiberal Arts and SciencesHistoryPhilosophy/Religious <strong>St</strong>udiesRomance LanguagesSpanishSpanish (7-12 certification)MarketingMathematicsMathematics (7-12 certification)Medical TechnologyNatural SciencesPhysicsPsychologyRecreation and Leisure <strong>St</strong>udiesSocial SciencesSocial Sciences (7-12 certification)Bachelor of Science in EducationChildhood EducationChildhood Education and Special EducationCOOPERATIVE PROGRAM (Dual Degree):BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING5-Year Program: 3 at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; 2 at Polytechnic University (NY). B.S. in Biology (STAC), M.S. inBiomedical Engineering (Polytechnic).ENGINEERING5-Year Program:3 at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; 2 at either The George Washington University or Manhattan<strong>College</strong>. B.S., Major in Mathematics (STAC). B.S. in Engineering (GWU or Manhattan)PHYSICAL THERAPY6 or 7-Year Program: 3 or 4 at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; 3 at New York Medical <strong>College</strong>. B.S., Major in Biology(STAC). D.P.T. in Physical Therapy (NYMC)CHIROPRACTIC6.3-year Program: 3 at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; 3.3 at New York Chiropractic <strong>College</strong>. B.S., Major in Biology(STAC). D.C. in ChiropracticPODIATRY7-year Program: 3 at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; 4 at New York <strong>College</strong> of Podiatric Medicine. B.S., Major in Biology(STAC). D.P.M. degree (NYCPM)BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTSTo graduate from <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> with a bachelor’s degree, a student must:1. Complete all requirements for a major as specified in this <strong>Catalog</strong>.2. 50% of the major requirements must be completed at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.3. For the B.S. and B.S. in Education, complete at least 60 hours in liberal arts and sciences. For the B.A.,complete at least 90 hours in liberal arts and sciences.4. Complete the final 30 hours for the degree at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong>.5. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, with a quality point average of not less than 2.0 (C).6. Complete distribution requirements (48/50 credits) as follows:<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 32


THE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTThe General Education Requirement at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> provides our students with the opportunity tobecome well-rounded, well-informed members of the local, national and global communities. These courses providestudents with the critical thinking and inquiry skills needed to solve problems and make difficult decisions, and theyintroduce students to a value system that will help guide future action, fostering a spiritual development consistent withthe Mission of the <strong>College</strong>. In addition, these courses also offer students numerous opportunities to develop asophisticated set of oral and written communication skills. Ultimately, all the general education courses at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong><strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> demonstrate our belief that a sound college education is built on an awareness of our collective pastas well as a respect for the diverse traditions, perspectives and languages that constitute modern American life as wellas other societies that are part of the global community.AREA 1: SPEECH, LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION (21 CREDITS)(<strong>St</strong>udents must complete courses in this area within their first four semesters)The Writing/Literature Requirement (12 credits, depending on placement)Upon successful completion of these courses, motivated and hard-working students should be able to identifythe main point an author makes in a written work, infer the author's position on thematic elements of the text,and locate and marshal evidence to document an analytical response to that text; students should, in addition,be able to demonstrate proficiency in the acts of summary, paraphrasing, and direct quotation and to producewritten essays that have a clearly articulated thesis, an organized argument, and usage that conforms to therules of standard written English.English 099 (if needed) English 102English 100 (if needed) English 201, 203, 205, 207, 221 (any two)English 101 (or equivalent)The Speech Requirement (3 credits) 1Communication Arts 101Upon the successful completion of this course, motivated and hard-working students should be able to identifyand research an appropriate topic, organize relevant information, rehearse, and clearly and articulately delivera presentation to a live audience.1majors in the Teacher Education Division are exempt from the speech requirement.The Modern Language Requirement (6 credits) 2(<strong>St</strong>udents must successfully complete two consecutive semesters of the same language.)Upon the successful completion of these courses, motivated and hard-working students should be able torecognize and interpret the significance of important cultural references (such as landmarks, works of art andliterature, symbols, documents, historical events and figures, traditions and customs). <strong>St</strong>udents should also beable to produce spoken and written language that is intelligible to native speakers of the language they havestudied.2students in the Engineering Program are exempt from the Modern Language Requirement.AREA 2: NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (9-11 CREDITS)Upon the successful completion of courses in this area, motivated and hard-working students should be able todemonstrate the use and application of computer technology as a tool in daily life, apply mathematical calculations toreal life situations, recognize responsibility toward the environment and the world around them, demonstrate proficientapplication of the steps of the scientific method, demonstrate proficiency in summarizing and paraphrasing simplescientific topics as they relate to their own lives.<strong>St</strong>udents fulfill this requirement by successfully completing the following:One course in Computer Science (3 credits) 3, 4One course in Mathematics (3 credits) 3, 4One course in Science (3-4 credits) 43these courses must be taken in the first four semesters4majors in the Teacher Education Division are exempt from the computer science requirement; take 6 credits inmathematics and 6 credits in science<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 33


AREA 3: HISTORY AND IDEOLOGY (12 CREDITS)Upon the successful completion of these courses, motivated and hard-working students should be able to identify andaccurately interpret key historical, philosophical, religious, and political traditions that together shape modern society.<strong>St</strong>udents should also be able to recognize the role of cultural and sociological principles in the creation and maintenanceof democratic political systems.<strong>St</strong>udents fulfill this requirement by completing:1) one American History or American Political Science course (3 credits)2) one European or Non-Western History course (3 credits)3) one course in Philosophy (3 credits)4) one course in Religious <strong>St</strong>udies (3 credits)AREA 4: SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL (3 CREDITS)Upon the successful completion of one of the following courses, motivated and hard-working students will be able toexplain social processes, cultural problems, economic systems, and/or interpersonal dynamics at the center of modernsociety and human social expression.<strong>St</strong>udents fulfill this requirement by completing one course in Economics, Geography 5 , Psychology, or Sociology.5majors in the Teacher Education Division must take geography to satisfy this requirement.AREA 5: CREATIVE EXPRESSION (3 CREDITS)Upon the successful completion of these courses, motivated and hard-working students should be able to identify, locatehistorically, and accurately interpret principal forms of artistic expression. In addition, students should be able to identifythe creative process that leads to the creation of a work of art.<strong>St</strong>udents fulfill this requirement by completing one course in Art, Film, Music or Theatre.Note: Superior students who wish to follow a course of studies which differs from the general requirements may do soif they have their plan of studies approved by the relevant Division Chairperson, the Director of Academic Advisement,and the Registrar.ASSOCIATE DEGREES<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> offers programs of study leading to the following associate degrees: Associate in Arts inHumanities and Social Sciences and Associate in Science in Business Administration. The associate degrees areoffered exclusively to qualified students at the <strong>College</strong>’s off-campus location at the United <strong>St</strong>ates Military Academy atWest Point.MASTER’S DEGREES<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> offers a program of study leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration, withconcentrations in finance, management, and marketing and Master of Science in Education, with majors in specialeducation, literacy education, and educational leadership. The Master of Science in Teaching and post-master’scertificate programs in literacy education and special education are also offered. See the <strong>College</strong>’s Graduate Bulletin forcurriculum requirements and other details.LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREEThe Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences is designed to provide students with an option to pursue an interdisciplinarymajor which transmits knowledge of the inter-relatedness of the arts and sciences within the liberal arts tradition.Degree RequirementsThe curriculum for the liberal arts and sciences degree provides the same strong liberal arts foundation that is required for otherdegrees at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. The major requires 48 credits distributed over the humanities, social sciences, andnatural sciences/mathematics. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed in 300 and/or 400 level courses.BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCESCreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37 48/50Six courses in humanities 18Six courses in the social sciences 18Four courses in natural sciences/mathematics 12/16Electives 24Total 120EXCEPTIONS to this program can be made at the discretion of the Director of Academic Advisement and the Registrar.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 34


INVENTORY OF PROGRAMS REGISTERED BY THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENTProgram Title HEGIS No. AwardAccounting, CPA-License Qualifying 0502 B.S.Accounting/MBA, CPA License Qualifying 0502/0506 BS/MBAAdolescence Education 7-12 0803 M.S.T.Art 1002 B.A.Art Therapy 1099 B.A.Biology 0401 B.S.Biology 7-12 0401.01 B.S.Business Administration 0506 B.S.Business Administration/Management 0506 M.B.A.Business/Business Administration (at West Point) 5004 A.S.Chemistry 7-12 1905.01 B.S.Childhood Education 1-6 0802 B.S.Ed.Childhood Education 1-6 0802 M.S.T.Communication Arts 0601 B.A.Computer Science 0701 B.S.Computer and Information Science 0701 B.S.Criminal Justice 2105 B.S.Educational Leadership 0828 M.S.Ed.English 1501 B.A.English 7-12 1501.01 B.A.Finance 0504 B.S.Forensic Science 1999.20 B.S.Graphic Design 1009 B.S.History 2205 B.A.Humanities & Social Sciences 5649 A.A.International Business 5004 Cert.Liberal Arts & Sciences 4901 B.S.Management 5004 Cert.Management Information Systems 5103 Cert.Management Relations/Industrial & Org. Psyc. 5009 Cert.Marketing 0509 B.S.Mathematics 1701 B.A.Mathematics 1701 B.S.Mathematics 7-12 1701.01 B.S.Medical Technology 1223 B.S.Natural Sciences 4902 B.S.Philosophy/Religious <strong>St</strong>udies 1599.10 B.A.Psychology 2001 B.S.Literacy 0830 Adv. Cert.Literacy 0830.01 M.S.Ed.Recreation and Leisure <strong>St</strong>udies 2103 B.S.Romance Languages 1101 B.A.Social Sciences 2201 B.S.Social <strong>St</strong>udies 7-12 2201.01 B.S.Spanish 1105 B.A.Spanish 7-12 1105.01 B.A.Special Education 0808 M.S.Ed.Special Education 0808 Adv. Cert.Special Education: Childhood 1-6 0808 B.S.Ed.Special Education: Childhood 1-6 0808 M.S.T.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 35


MAJOR PROGRAMSThe <strong>College</strong> is organized into five academic divisions. Major requirements or requirements for an area or concentrationare listed under the respective disciplines within each division.THE DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONThe Division of Business Administration offers a program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. Thepurpose of the business administration curriculum is to prepare students for entrance into the business world,government, the professions, and graduate work.To facilitate the development of general and professional skills the business administration program is divided into corecourses and a major specialization. An internship experience for qualified students approved by the division chairpersonis also offered.We also offer a five-year combined Bachelor of Science in Accounting and MBA degree. This program is registeredwith New York <strong>St</strong>ate and meets the education requirements for licensure as a certified public accountant.ACCOUNTING (without specialization or minor)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37 (including CIS 211)creditsvariesACCT 101, 102, 203, 204, 205, 303, 304, 401, 403, 404; BUSA 121, 205, 206,302; ECON 101, 102; FIN 201, 303; MKT 102 57Electives in mathematics: MATH 108 or higher 3Electives in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, managementinformation systems or marketing 6Liberal arts electives 3-12Free electives 3Minimum total 120ACCOUNTING/MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONcreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37 (Including CIS 211)variesACCT 101, 102, 203 204, 205, 303, 304, 401, 403; BUSA 121, 205, 206, 302ECON 101, 102, 304, 313 FIN 201, 303; MKT 102 60Electives in mathematics: MATH 108 or higher 3Graduate business*: GMBA 1104, 1106, 1111, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504 21Graduate electives* in accounting, finance, management and marketing 15Minimum total 150Note: <strong>St</strong>udents majoring in accounting must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in their undergraduateaccounting courses or a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in their graduate accounting courses.*See graduate catalog for course descriptions<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 36


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (without specialization or minor)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37 (Including CIS 211)creditsvariesACCT 101, 102; BUSA 121, 202, 205, 302, 490; ECON 101, 102; FIN 201, 202; MKT 102 36Electives in mathematics: MATH 108 or higher 3Electives in accounting, business administration, economics,finance, management information systems or marketing 18Liberal arts electives 3-12Free electives 15Minimum total 120FINANCE (without specialization or minor)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37 (Including CIS 211)creditsvariesACCT 101, 102; BUSA 121, 202, 205, 302, 490; ECON 101, 102; FIN 201, 202, 303;MKT 102 39Electives in mathematics: MATH 108 or higher 3Electives from ECON 313; FIN 305, 313, 329, 411, 412, 414, 421, 422 12Electives in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management informationsystems or marketing 3Liberal arts electives 3-12Free electives 15Minimum total 120MARKETING (without specialization or minor)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37 (Including CIS 211)ACCT 101, 102; BUSA 121, 202, 205, 302, 490, ECON 101, 102; FIN 201, 202;MKT 102, 211, 401creditsvaries42Electives in mathematics: MATH 108 or higher 3Electives from MKT 203, 307, 317, 325, 330, 406, 407, 423 9Electives in accounting, business administration, economics,finance, management information systems or marketing 3Liberal arts electives 3-12Free electives 15Minimum total 120<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 37


MINORSAny student may take one of the following minors:BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MINOR for Non Business Administration Majors. Required courses: (6) BUSA202, BUSA 205, MKT 102, BUSA 121, ACCT 101, ECON 101ECONOMICS. Required Courses: (2) ECON 101, ECON 102. Elective courses (4): Choose four from the following:ECON 303, ECON 304, ECON 313, ECON 320, ECON 347, ECON 376H, GEOG 320.INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. Required courses: (4) BUSA 325, BUSA 327, BUSA 329, and BUSA 331 (Note:BUSA 202, Fundamentals of International Business, is a prerequisite for all the above courses.) Elective courses (selectany two): GEOG 202, GEOG 301, POLS 301, POLS 402, FR 202 (or FR 211), ITAL 202 (or ITAL 211), SPAN 202(or SPAN 211), BUSA 347/ECON 347, BUSA 400, or BUSA/ECON 375.MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Required courses: (4) MIS 325, MIS 330, MIS 420, Object OrientedLanguage. Elective courses: (2) Choose two from the following: BUSA 208, BUSA 381, MIS 300, CAIS 150, CAIS250, CIS 207, CIS 435, Second Programming Language, or as advised.HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MINOR. Required Business Courses (12): Four courses from: BUSA 215,BUSA 340, BUSA 345, BUSA 401. Required Psychology (3): One course from: PSYC 313 or PSYC 334.Elective (3): One course from: BUSA 315, BUSA 330, or required Business above.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 38


THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIESFINE ARTThe Fine Art Department offers core courses in art for Graphic Design, Art Therapy and Fine Art and provides upperlevel studio and history courses for Fine Art majors and the college.Courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking and digital art, challenge students to findcreative solutions to visual modes of expression and gain familiarity with contemporary issues in the visual arts includingpersonal, social, cultural and multi-cultural directions.Upon completing the Fine Art program students will have a working knowledge of terminology, historic andcontemporary art and ideas, use of various media, and an understanding of creative problem solving skills that can beapplied in any area.FINE ARTGeneral education requirementscreditsvariesART 203, 204, 205, 233, and 290.(Note: <strong>St</strong>udents majoring in art are required to begin a portfolio as part of the courserequirements for Art 290. <strong>St</strong>udents seeking permission to transfer credit for ART 290 fromanother institution may have to submit a slide portfolio of their work. The <strong>College</strong> reservesthe right to choose/retain at least one piece of a student’s work for a permanent collection. 15Two courses in Art History 6Eight additional Art courses, six of which must be 300-level or above 24Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120ART THERAPYThe Art Therapy program introduces students to a human service profession that focuses on the use of art as analternative means of expression. <strong>St</strong>udents learn how art therapists use their skills as artists and clinicians go guide theindividual in creative exploration and expression. Through the creative process, there can be a sense of release,freedom, self-awareness, and personal growth. Lectures, field experience, and experiential projects help the studentsunderstand the effectiveness of the profession with diverse populations, techniques.ART THERAPYGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesART 202, 203, 204, 205, 219, 229, 233, 290, 309, 325, 331, 410, PSYC 103, 206, 301, 306 54Electives in art history:2 Courses selected from: ART 225, 232, 317, or 330Free electives6variesMinimum total 120<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 39


GRAPHIC DESIGNThrough lectures, studio work, computer training and internships, Graphic Design majors learn to organize informationand ideas into clear, compelling visual communications as they train for a career that increasingly cmbines technologywith the creative process. Visiting industry professionals and a state-of-the-art digital lab help students prepare for entryinto fields that include print and web communications, packaging, publication and multi-media.GRAPHIC DESIGNGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesART 203, 204, 205, 218, 227, 228, 233, 290, 322, 323, 327, 331, 403, 420, 424(see note on ART 290 above) 45Elective from among ART 225, 232, 317, 405, 406;328 and 408 strongly reccommendedFree electives3variesMinimum total 120MINORS IN ART<strong>St</strong>udents may also minor in art therapy, fine arts and graphic design.Art Therapy Minor - Required courses: Art 202, Art 204, Art 205, Art 219, Art 229, Art 309, Art 325.The following courses are recommended: Psych 103, Psych 206, Psych 301 and Psych 306Fine Arts Minor – Required courses: Art 202, Art 203, Art 204, Art 205, and Art 217. Select two courses from thefollowing: Art 233, Art 232, Art 225, Art 317, Art 330.Graphic Design – Required courses: Art 203, 218, 228, 322. Either: Web concentration: Art 327, 408, and 400 orPrint concentration: Art 227, 340, and 323. In addition, students are encouraged to take Art 328 Typography.COMMUNICATION ARTSThe program is designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical mix of course work related to humanexpression. <strong>St</strong>udents take courses in five areas of communication: speech, journalism, film, video and radio.Opportunities to work with professionals in broadcasting, journalism, and public relations are available.COMMUNICATION ARTS/JOURNALISMGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesRequired Courses: CA 160/170 (must enroll in campus yearbook, newspaper practicum forthree semesters), 210, 220, 221, 320, 326, 335, 410. 24One class from each of the three groups A, B, C: Group A - CA 213, 214, 310, 314;Group B - CA 315, 325, 330, 419, 420; Group C – ART 210, 231, CA 216, 217. 9Electives.Two additional approved CA courses selected from among the following courses: ART 231, CA200, 203, 205, 213, 214, 216, 217, 219, 230, 300, 301, 305, 307, 309, 310, 312, 314,315, 316, 325, 330, 400, 401, 407, 411, 413, 419, 420.Free electives6variesMinimum total 120<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 40


COMMUNICATION ARTS/GENERAL MAJORGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesRequired Courses: CA 210, 220, 320, 335, 410 15One class from each of the five sub-groups (A, B, C, D, E) and an additional course from one of the fivesub-groups Group A - CA 216, 217, 219, 300, 316; Group B - CA 213, 301, 310, 314; Group C – CA221, 315, 325, 330, 419, 420; Group D - CA 201, 203, 401, 312; Group E - CA 326, CA 413.18Electives. Electives.Two courses selected from among the following: CA 200, 203, 205, 213, 214, 216, 217, 219, 230,300, 301, 305, 307, 309, 310, 312, 314, 315, 316, 325, 326, 400, 401, 407, 411, 413, 419, 420. 6Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120MinorsCommunication Arts/General Minor.Required courses: (2) CA 210, 220Elective Courses (select any four from the following): CA 200, 205, 213, 216, 217, 219, 221, 230, 300, 301, 309,310, 312, 314, 315, 316, 325, 326, 403, 407, *410, 413, 420.Communication Arts/Journalism Minor.Required courses: (3) CA 210, 220, 326.Elective courses (select any three from the following): CA 213, 216, 221, 230, 301, 310, 312, 314, 403, 407, **410,413.*Prerequisites: CA 210, 220 and permission of the internship coordinator.**Prerequisites: CA 210, 220, 326 and permission of the internship coordinator.Performing Arts Minor.Required courses: (9 credits) MUS 210 or 220 and CA 305 or 201 and *CA 199.Elective courses (select any three from the following): MUS 201, 301, 303, CA 205, 307, *MUS 401/402.*CA 199 and MUS 401/402 are taken for 3 semesters at 1 credit per semester.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 41


ENGLISHThe program of studies in English offers courses which address cultural enrichment, appreciation of the creativeimagination, and development of analytic and critical skills in reading and writing.ENGLISHcreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesENG 208, 211, 305, 410Two of the following: ENG 327, 380, 381, 382One of the following: ENG 307, 313, 320One of the following: ENG 315, 318One of the following: ENG 325, 326One of the following: ENG 401, 402Five other upper level courses in English 45For English, 7-12 CertificationENG 208, 211, 305, 307, 327, 346, 352, 410Two of the following: ENG 380, 381, 382One of the following: ENG 313, 320One of the following: ENG 315, 318, 325, 326One of the following: ENG 401, 402Two other upper level courses in English 45Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120For the teacher certification program in English Grades 1-6 and 7-12, see pages 57-58.MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURESThe modern languages programs prepare all students to communicate orally and in writing in the target language whileoffering them a multicultural awareness consonant with the mission of the college. <strong>St</strong>udents can major in one of twoareas of study: Spanish or Romance Language. Spanish majors study in depth the literature, history, and culture ofSpain and Spanish America. Majors in the Romance Languages focus on Spanish studies, but also incorporate work inItalian or French (or both) into their preparation. Graduates with a B.A. in either of these majors can pursuepostgraduate work in the Humanities or Social Sciences, and they are prepared for diverse fields where good writingand general communication skills, and a knowledge of history and culture are paramount. Among the careers they mightenter are law, translation, and trade and finance, as well as secondary education. For the last career path, STAC offers ateacher certification program for students who wish to teach Spanish in grades 7-12 and a concentration in Spanish forthose preparing to teach in primary/elementary school programs.ROMANCE LANGUAGESGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesSPAN 210 and 211 6Electives in Spanish numbered 300 or higher 30FR 210/211 or ITAL 210/211 6Electives in French or Italian 300 or higher 6Minimum total 120SPANISHcreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesSPAN 210, 211 6Electives in Spanish numbered 300 or higher 30Free electivesVariesMinimum total 120For the teacher certification programs in Spanish Grades 1-6 and 7-12, see pages 57-58.SPANISH MINOR:Required courses: SPAN 210, 211. Four courses selected from the following: SPAN 300, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307,312, 313, 314, 316, 317, 319, 320, 323, 345, 401, 402, 403, 404, 406.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 42


PHILOSOPHY/RELIGIOUS STUDIESA student majoring in philosophy/religious studies must specialize in either philosophy or religious studies. A total of 36credits must be earned; 24 credits in the area of specialization and 12 credits in the other area.Philosophy SpecializationPhilosophy is the systematic study of ideas, a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest for a comprehensiveunderstanding of the world, a study of principles of conduct, and much more. The faculty seek to provide courses thatoffer a balance between the historical development of philosophy and an analysis of philosophical problems.PHILOSOPHY/RELIGIOUS STUDIES (with a specialization in philosophy)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesPHIL 101, 102, 106, 107, RELS 101, 220 18Electives in philosophy 12Electives in religious studies 6Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120Religious <strong>St</strong>udies SpecializationThe program in religious studies offers a variety of courses which examine religion in its origin and nature as a culturalphenomenon and its particular expressions in the great world religions of the West and East. The courses concentrateon biblical literature, the characteristics of different world religions, the historical development of Western religiousthought, particular themes in theology and ethics, and various issues of contemporary significance. The programprovides the opportunity for students to prepare for graduate or seminary studies and offers a range of courses to suitindividual needs and preferences.PHILOSOPHY/RELIGIOUS STUDIES with a specialization in religious studiesGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesRELS 101, 103, 104, 220, PHIL 101, 106 18Electives in religious studies 12Electives in philosophy 6Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR:Required courses: *RELS 101. One course selected from the following: RELS 220, 221, or 212. One course selectedfrom the following: RELS 201, 202, or 303. Three courses selected from the following: RELS 201, 202, 204, 208,209, 212, 220, 221, 301, 401, or 408.*It is strongly recommended that minors complete RELS 101 prior to enrollment in 200-400 level courses.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 43


THE DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS<strong>St</strong>udents who are completing degrees in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics must maintain a grade pointaverage of 2.0 or higher in the core courses in their major. <strong>St</strong>udents should contact their Academic Advisor for moreinformation.MATHEMATICSMathematics provides the opportunity for students to develop objective reasoning, precise thinking, and an appreciationof the contribution of mathematics to society. The logical solution of problems in this discipline fosters attitudes neededby all educated adults. <strong>St</strong>udents who have earned a “C” or better in a math course for which degree credit is awardedmay not register for or earn credit for Math 101.PURE MATHEMATICSGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesMATH 201, 202, 301, 303, 308, 302 or 390, 405 or 407CIS one programming language 24Electives in mathematics, as approved, at the 300/400 level 12Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120APPLIED MATHEMATICSGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesMATH 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 361, 381, 407;CIS one programming language; PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212 51Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120MATHEMATICS with a specialization in Actuarial ScienceGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesMATH 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 350,351, 361, 381CIS one programming language; ACCT 101, 102, ECON 101, 102 51Electives from among BUSA 101, 205, ECON 304, FIN 201 9Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120MATHEMATICS with a specialization in Computer Information ScienceGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesMATH 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 308, 361, 381; CIS 206, 207, 320, 420, 435 49Elective in computer science, as approved, at the 300/400 level 6Elective in mathematics, as approved, at the 300/400 level 3Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 44


MATHEMATICS WITH ADOLESCENCE CERTIFICATION ( Grades 7-12)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesMATH 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303, 304, 308, 390, 402 ; CIS one programming language 24See teacher certification programs (7-12), consult pages 102-104variesMinimum total 120For the teacher certification programs in Mathematics Grades 1-6 and 7-12, see pages 57-58.MATHEMATICS MINOR:Required courses: MATH 201,202. Four courses selected from the following: MATH301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306,308, 350, 351, 361, 381, 390, 401, 405, 407COMPUTER SCIENCEThe program in computer science will allow students to study one of two branches: Animation, Visualization & Gamingor Information, Usage and Management. The CS major will provide students with the opportunity to study a technicallyoriented discipline.COMPUTER SCIENCEcreditsGeneral education requirements , see pp. 35-37variesCS 150, 250, 350, 380, 435, 455, 490;MATH 109, 308, 309 32Select one of the following science sequences: BIO 201,202,211,212/CHEM 201, 8202, 211, 212/PHY 201, 202,211, 212Select one of the following areas for a concentration:21A: CS 360, 370, 371,425, 430; ART 227, 327B: CS 330, 420, 430, 450, 485; BUSA 121, 208CS electives 9Free electives 21COMPUTER SCIENCE MINORRequired courses: CS 150, 250, 350. CS Electives: 9 non-transferred credits at least 6 of which are from the following:CS 330, 360, 371, 420, 425, 430, 450, 435, 455, 485 CAIS 370, 430.COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCEThe program in Computer and Information Science is centered on two concepts: programming proficiency and anintegrated course curriculum. The CAIS major will provide the opportunity for students to study a technicallyoriented discipline.COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCEGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesCAIS 150, 250, 350, 450, 455; MATH 201, 202, 304, 308 30<strong>St</strong>udents must complete six of the following courses: CAIS 355, 360, 370, 380, 420, 430, 435,465, 485; MATH 201, 202, 304, 308 182 Electives in upper-level CAIS courses at 300/400 level 6Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE MINORRequired: BUSA 208, CIS 211. One course selected from the following: MIS 320, MIS 330, MIS 420, MIS 430. Onecourse selected from the following: CAIS 150, CIS 111. Two courses selected from the following: CAIS 150, CAIS250, CAIS 300, CIS 111, MIS 320, MIS 330, MIS 460, ART 227, ART 327.COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE MINORRequired: CAIS 150, 250. Four courses selected from the following: CAIS 300, 350, 355, 360, 370, 380, 420, 430,435, 450, 455, 465, 485.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 45


ENGINEERING PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> offers a five-year dual degree engineering program jointly with the George WashingtonUniversity (Washington, D.C.) or Manhattan <strong>College</strong> (New York City). Engineering students spend their first three yearsat STAC, where they acquire a background in mathematics, physics, chemistry, humanities, and social sciences.<strong>St</strong>udents who have been recommended by the faculty of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are acceptedfor their final two years of engineering studies at either the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the GeorgeWashington University or the School of Engineering at Manhattan <strong>College</strong>. Upon completion of their fifth year, they aregranted a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering by either GWU or Manhattan and a Bachelor of Science Degreein Mathematics by <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong>.DUAL DEGREE IN ENGINEERING/MATHEMATICSGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesMATH 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 361; CIS 111PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212; ART 221Also, for electrical engineering majors, PHYS 308 ; for civil engineering students, PHYS 307 65/68Remaining program at George Washington University or Manhattan <strong>College</strong>variesFree electivesvariesMinimum total 120FORENSIC SCIENCEThe major in Forensic Science is designed to meet the academic needs of students who are preparing to enter thishighly marketable field or who wish to pursue a graduate degree in this area. A minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and a GPAof 3.0 in the sciences is required in order to remain in the major.FORENSIC SCIENCEcreditsGeneral education requirements , see pp. 35-37variesBio 201, 202, 211, 212, 301, 302, 305, 306, 307; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212, 87401, 402; PHY 201, 202, 211, 212; FS 201, 405, 407, 410, 415; MATH 109,120; CS 300 (Bioinformatics)CJ 101, 201, 210 9<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 46


NATURAL SCIENCESThe program in the natural sciences strives to engender in each student an appreciation for and an understanding ofscience and scientists. The importance of the scientific attitude is stressed throughout the study of each of the sciences.BIOLOGYGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201,202,211, 212, 301,302,305,306,307,317; CHEM 201,202, 211, 212, 401,402;PHYS 201,202, 211, 212; MATH 109,120; CIS 101 65Electives from BIO 303,305,311,315,403, 300/400 4Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120B.S. in BIOLOGY/D.P.T. in PHYSICAL THERAPYGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201,202, 211, 212, 301,302; CHEM 201,202,211, 212, 401,402;PHYS 201,202, 211, 212; MATH 109,120; CIS101 49Electives in upper level biology courses as approved 6-8Biology credits transferred from NY Medical <strong>College</strong> after completion of two years of study there. 30Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120B.S. in BIOLOGY /D.C. in CHIROPRACTICGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201,202, 211, 212, 301,302; CHEM 201,202,211, 212, 401,402;PHYS 201,202, 211, 212; MATH 109,120; CIS101 49Electives from BIO 303, 305, 306, 307, 317 7-8Biology credits transferred from NYCC 30Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120B.S. in BIOLOGY/M.S. in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGGeneral education requirementsBIO 201, 202, 211, 212, 301, 302; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212,401, 402; PHYS 201,202, 211, 212; MATH 109, 120; CIS 101creditsVaries49Electives in upper level biology courses as approved 6-8Biology credits transferred from Polytechnic University after completion of two years of 30studyFree electivesVariesMinimum total 120<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 47


NATURAL SCIENCESGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201, 202, 211, 212: CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212; PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212;CIS one programming language; MATH 201, 202 35Electives in astronomy and/or geology, as approved 6Electives in upper-level science, as approved 6-8Electives in upper-level mathematics, as approved 6Elective in upper-level science/mathematics, as approved 3-4Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120For teacher certification in Natural Sciences 7-12, see pages 57-58.NATURAL SCIENCES and PreK-6 CertificationGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37NATURAL SCIENCES with a specialization in biologyGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariescreditsvariesBIO 201, 202, 211, 212; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212; PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212MATH 120, 201, 202; CIS one programming language 38Electives in science, as approved 3Elective in mathematics above MATH 101, as approved 3-4Electives in biology (six courses, as approved) 18-24Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120For the teacher certification programs in Biology, 7-12, see pages 57-58.NATURAL SCIENCES with a specialization in chemistryGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201, 202, 211, 212; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212; PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212MATH 201, 202; CIS one programming language 35Electives in science, as approved 6Electives in upper-level mathematics, as approved 6-7Electives in upper-level chemistry (5 courses, as approved) 15-20Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120For the teacher certification programs in Chemistry, 7-12, see pages 57-58.NATURAL SCIENCES with a specialization in physicscreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesBIO 201, 202, 211, 212; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212; PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212, 301MATH 201, 202, 301, 303; CIS one programming language 45Elective in astronomy/geology, or one science course as approved 3Electives in upper level physics (five courses, as approved) 15-20Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 48


PRE-PHARMACY PROGRAMSuccessful completion of this program may enable the student to transfer (on therecommendation of the pre-pharmacy advisor) into the first professional year of study in the Arnoldand Marie Schwartz <strong>College</strong> of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Long Island University.A minimum 3.0 overall G.P.A. and a minimum 3.0 sciences G.P.A. and high PCAT Scores are required.General education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201, 202, 211, 212, 301, 302; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212, 401, 402;PHYS 201, 202, 211, 212; MATH 104, 201 47ECON 101 or 102 3ENG 101, 102, two courses from 201, 203, 205 or 221 12PHIL 101, 102 and 103, or HIST 101, 102 and SOC 101 9CA 101 3PSYC 103 3Total 77MEDICAL TECHNOLOGYFull-time clinical education completed at an AMA approved school of medical technology duringthe senior year. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is formally affiliated with the School of MedicalTechnology of the Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, which annually admits six students. <strong>St</strong>udentsmust apply individually for the year of clinical education. All schools of medical technologyselectively admit qualified students on an individual basis.General education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesBIO 201, 202, 211, 212, 301, 302, 307, 315; CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212, 401, 402PHYS 201, 202; CIS 101 50Electives in mathematics, as approved 6-8Clinical education* (BIO 450, 455) 30Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120BIOLOGY MINORRequired courses: BIO 201, 202, 211, 212Select one course from the following: BIO 306, 317Select two courses from the following: BIO 301, 302, 305, 306, 307, 309, 315, 317CHEMISTRY MINOR (NON-SCIENCE MAJOR)Required courses: CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212, 401, 402Select one course from the following: CHEM 301, 305, 310, 403CHEMISTRY MINOR (BIOLOGY MAJOR)Required courses: CHEM 201, 202, 211, 212, 401, 402Select one course from the following: CHEM 301, 305, 310PHYSICS MINORRequired courses: PHY 201, 202, 211, 212, 302Select 7-9 credits from sequence A or B:Sequence A: PHY 303, 304, 309Sequence B: PHY 306 and one course from the following: PHY 303, 304, 309.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 49


HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMSA Health and Graduate Advisory committee, comprised of the faculty members from biology, chemistry and physics,provide guidance and letters of recommendations for our students pursuing professional and graduate careers.BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> has established a program with Polytechnic University leading to the completion of both aB.S. degree in biology and a M.S. degree in biomedical engineering. <strong>St</strong>udents who have completed at least 98appropriate credits toward the biology major, have satisfied the Polytechnic University admissions criteria, and havereceived a recommendation from <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> may be admitted to the graduate program in biomedical engineering atPolytechnic University. <strong>St</strong>udents who successfully complete the two year program at Polytechnic University will receivetheir M.S. from them and their B.S. degree in Biology from STAC. For additional information, students are advised tocontact the Chairperson of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.PRE-MEDICINE AND PRE-DENTAL PROGRAMSA broad liberal education which includes competence in biology, chemistry and physics is the required preparation foradmission to medical or dental school. Most medical/dental schools do not specify a particular major field, but the student’sundergraduate program must include courses specifically required for admission to the MCAT or DAT testing programs.Each student is advised to consult the Division Chairperson to design an appropriate program.PODIATRIC MEDICINE PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> has entered into an articulation agreement with the New York <strong>College</strong> of PodiatricMedicine (NYCPM). <strong>St</strong>udents who have completed at least 90 credits with a grade point average of 3.00 includingrequired courses in biology, chemistry and physics may be admitted to the first year class at NYCPM. During the firstyear at NYCPM students earn 30 credits in transferable courses for purposes of the conferring of a bachelor’s degree bySTAC. For further information students should contact the Division Chairperson.PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is an articulating undergraduate institution in a dual degree program in physical therapywith New York Medical <strong>College</strong> (NYMC). A limited number of students who have completed at least 90 appropriatecredits toward the biology major, have satisfied other NYMC admissions criteria and have received a recommendationby <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> may be admitted to the graduate program in physical therapy at NYMC. However, NYMC now prefersthat applicants to their D.P.T. program have a bachelor’s degree. <strong>St</strong>udents who enroll at NMYC after 3 years at STACreceive a B.S. degree in Biology from STAC after the successful completion of two years of the the D.P.T. program.<strong>St</strong>udents may obtain full information on this highly competitive dual degree program by contacting the DivisionChairperson.PRE-CHIROPRACTIC PROGRAM<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> has established a program with New York Chiropractic <strong>College</strong> leading to completion ofboth a B.S. degree in biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degree. <strong>St</strong>udents follow the STAC biology curriculum for thefirst three years. In the fourth year students transfer to NYCC where they will complete the STAC requirements for thebiology degree while concurrently completing the first year of the chiropractic program. After successful completion ofthe required number of transfer credits, students may apply for the bachelor’s degree from <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.For further information, students are advised to contact the Chairperson of the Division of Natural Sciences andMathematics.OTHER AGENCIES AND PERSONNEL COOPERATING IN THE CLINICAL EXPERIENCES FOR ST. THOMASAQUINAS STUDENTS: Medical Technology, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ; Jacqueline M. Opera, M.T., (ASCP),Program Director; Arthur Christano, M.D., Medical Director<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 50


THE DIVISION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCESCRIMINAL JUSTICEThe criminal justice program enables the student to grow as an informed citizen of a democracy which is concernedabout maintaining and preserving individual freedom and justice and dealing with the problem of crime and its control ina free society. The program prepares students for careers in law, law enforcement, government, prevention of crime,rehabilitation. Practicums offer experience in diversified placements: federal and state government agencies, lawenforcement settings, rehabilitation and social welfare centers, law firms, etc.CRIMINAL JUSTICEGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesCJ 101, 201, 403, 405* 12Electives from among CJ 103, 120, any one or several offerings of CJ 200, 202, 205,300, 303, 304, 306, 307, 309, 312, 401 9Elective from among CJ 202, 205, 304, 306 3Electives from among GEOG 302, POLS 201, 302; PSYC 301, 302, 310, 408;SOC 201, 202, 203, 205, 206 9Electives from among CJ 300, 303, 307, 309, 312, 401, 410** 9Electives in American History 6Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120* Should be taken not later than fall of senior year.**<strong>St</strong>udents must apply to the Division Chair for permission to register for CJ 410.Criminal Justice Minor:Required Courses: CJ 101, CJ201, one 200-level CJ course, three 300/400-level CJ courses.HISTORYThe history major at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is formulated to give the student a broad based knowledge of bothAmerican and European historical development. The major objective of the program is to give students anunderstanding of how our civilization has progressed and how the major western traditions have developed. Throughindependent study and broad selection of electives, history majors should also develop a sense of the place of the USand western Europe in the global picture and their relation to the emerging third world.The study of the past is important, even indispensable, to an understanding of the present. People have most frequentlythought so in times -- like the present -- where they faced rapid change, when the familiar world was being transformedin ways they could feel and see without being able to understand the underlying causes. The History Major is designedto prepare students for careers in law, public administration or public and teaching, among other careers. <strong>St</strong>udents whomajor in History learn how to analyze problems, how to study historical evidence and construct an argument, how toread accurately and critically, and, most importantly, how to write clearly and forcefully.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 51


HISTORYcreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesElectives in American history 6Electives in European history 6HIST 400 3Upper division (300/400 level) electives in history 15Other electives in history or related social sciences, as approved 9Free electives 22-33Minimum total 120For teacher certification programs in History, Grades 1-6 and 7-12, see pages 57-58.History Minor:Required Courses: HIST 101 or 102; HIST 201 or 202; American History 300/400 level (2 courses); European orNon-western History 300/400 level (2 courses); HIST 400.PSYCHOLOGY<strong>St</strong>udents may study psychology as a social/behavioral discipline and an experimental science. Major theories andmethodological approaches are stressed. Field experiences are provided through international, national and localplacements in facilities such as psychiatric, rehabilitation and mental health centers, residential institutions, communityresidences, research institutes, corporations, special education classes, etc. <strong>St</strong>udents assist in the improvement of thelives of those who are mentally ill, addicted, emotionally disabled, developmentally disabled, physically disabled and/orelderly. Psychology also provides a valuable background in the fields of human services, human resources, business,personnel, law and education.PSYCHOLOGYGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesPSYC 103, 310, 409, and 410* or one upper level (300/400) course in Psychology 12Electives (including at least 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level), under advisement. 24Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120PSYCHOLOGY with a specialization in alcohol and substance abuse counselingGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesPSYC 103, 310, 216, 218, 313, 318, 334, 407, 408, 409, 411* or two upper level300/400 courses in Psychology, and SOC 310. 36Electives in related areas, as approved 15Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120*<strong>St</strong>udents must apply to the Division Chair for permission to register for PSYC 410 or 411.For teacher certification programs in Social Sciences, Grades 1-6 and 7-12, see pages 57-58.RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIESThe Recreation & Leisure <strong>St</strong>udies major is a specialized field of human services that focuses on the delivery of servicesthat improve the quality of each individual’s life. This program prepares students for management and leadershippositions in this emerging profession. Jobs which traditionally centered around community parks and hospital recreationnow have a broad commercial base.The major offers 3 areas of specialization: Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Management, and Sports Management. Thecurriculum focuses on the development of management skills in a broad range of settings: from community toinstitutional settings to resort and health centers to the world of sports. Core courses in this major teach the skills toidentify, develop, and administer leisure resources, therapeutic interventions, and sports programs. The courses offeredin this major meet the requirements for certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification(NCTRC), The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), and the New York <strong>St</strong>ate Coaching Association.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 52


Professional contacts are made through field work, practicums, and internships. These experiences provide studentswith the opportunity to clarify and select career options best suited to their interests and skills.RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES with a specialization in therapeutic recreation creditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesTotal of seven courses from Groups I & IIGroup I: R/L 101, 301, 40121Group II: R/L 302, 309, 344, 402, 403Social Sciences Requirements (required by certifying authority - NCTRC)PSYC 103; PSY/ED 206, PSY 208, 301, 316; R/L 407, R/L 411 (9 credits) 27Health/Human Services (Select three under advisement.)CJ 201; PSY/ED 212; EDSP 241; PSY 207, 218, 313, 318, 344, 408, (Or other PSY). 9Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120* Should be taken no later than Fall of senior year.Therapeutic Recreation MinorRequired Courses: R/L 101; R/L 344; R/L 402; R/L 403; R/L 407; one of the following: R/L 302 or R/L 309.Five additional courses are required for those who wish to pursue certification under the NCTRC guidelines.RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES with a specialization in leisure management creditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesR/L 101, 201, 301, 302, 306, 401, 410, PSYC 103, 215, SOC 405*, and MKTG 102 33Electives: six courses in related areas as selected and approved under advisement. 18Free electivesVariesMinimum total 120* Should be taken no later than Fall of senior year.RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES with a specialization in sports management creditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesR/L 101, 201, 301, 305, 401, 410; PSYC 103, 214; SOC 405*; BUSA 121 33Specialization Requirements: four courses as selected and approved under advisement: ACCT101, 102; ECON 101; MKTG 102; BUSA 205; FIN 201. 12Electives: three courses as selected and approved under advisement: R/L 120, 202, 302, 306;PSYC 313; CA 300. 9Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120* Should be taken no later than Fall of senior year.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 53


SOCIAL SCIENCESThe social sciences faculty desires to reflect a synthesis of tradition and progress, continuity and change, to meet theproblems and issues of the contemporary society. A major objective of the curriculum is the attainment of a world viewperspective by full realization of steadily enlarging concepts of interdependence of people and nations, their culturalheritage past and present, their societal relations in America and the world.Through the integration of history and the social sciences, it is our task and challenge to reach the student, to breakopen new horizons for mind and spirit, to gain certain basic understandings, acquire necessary skills, and develop properattitudes needed for effective citizenship, creative involvement, and followership as well as leadership in a democraticsociety, as these are manifested in relationship to the world community.The goal of the Social Sciences major is to expose students to a range of issues central to collective life in modern,industrialized societies and to the key analytical frameworks for understanding those issues. <strong>St</strong>udents in this major will bechallenged to think critically about their participation in contemporary social systems and institutions and to see thesephenomena in historical perspective. <strong>St</strong>udents will be exposed to perspectives in sociology, history, psychology,economics, and criminology through the major’s core requirements. <strong>St</strong>udents are encouraged to pursue these areas ofthought more deeply through their free electives.SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJORcreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesHIST 101 or HIST 102 3HIST 201 or HIST 202 3One American History One European History 6*Electives in Various Social Science Areas *15 of these credits must be upper level (300/400) 24*Free electives 25-36Minimum total 120SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJOR with Secondary CertificationcreditsGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37variesFor secondary certification requirements, consult pp. 57-58. 30-32HIST 101, 102, 201, and 202 12One Non-Western History elective 3POLS 201 and 301 6GEOG 201 and either GEOG 301, 302, or 401 6SOC 201 and one Sociology elective 6ECON 201 3PSYC 208 3Free electivesvariesMinimum total 120*<strong>St</strong>udents must apply to the Division Chair for permission to register for PSYC 411.For teacher certification programs in Social Sciences, Grades 1-6 and 7-12, see pages 57-58.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 54


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THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATIONIn collaboration with the broader <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> community and the professional community in schoolssurrounding our college, the teacher education program seeks to prepare educators who are able to meet the challengesof teaching in the twenty-first century. It is the vision of the teacher education program to prepare knowledgeable,caring educators who are dedicated to their students’ intellectual growth and overall well being.Mission of the Division of Teacher EducationThe mission of the <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> teacher education program is to prepare educators who are informeddecision-makers who create effective learning opportunities for all students. They are knowledgeable, caringeducators who have a passion for learning and who can develop that passion in their students. They possess a level ofcontent area knowledge and skills that allows them to continue to learn and to apply their knowledge in their vocation aseducators. They effectively promote learning through a socially mediated process that supports the learner’s personalconstruction of knowledge. They are effective communicators and collaborators and can create supportive, inclusiveenvironments for learning. They are thoughtful educators who critically reflect on practice. They are committed tolifelong learning in order to help all students achieve to their fullest potential.To achieve our mission, the <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> teacher education program creates a caring, challengingenvironment for learning that supports each candidate’s development as an educator. In this learning environment,learning is a collaborative endeavor in which candidates speak and write about what they are learning, and question,analyze and discuss ideas with others who are at varying levels of expertise.The learning experiences we design for candidates are cumulative in nature and move them from novice performancetoward expertise. As they move through our program, candidates assume increasing responsibility for teaching in theirfield experience classrooms. Their college classroom learning experiences are enriched by opportunities to implementteaching strategies and techniques during directed field experiences in settings that serve students from diverse backgrounds.The support and feedback from both classroom teachers and college faculty, along with the candidate’s reflectionand analysis of the experiences support the development of personal theories of learning and effective instruction. Thesepersonal theories provide a sound basis for decisions educators make about what and how to teach students.Admission to the teacher education program requires a separate application and review process. <strong>St</strong>udents areresponsible for obtaining specific information about these requirements. Such information is available in the DivisionOffice (SG11). Teacher Education students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 in general studies, a grade pointaverage of 2.5 in the major or concentraiton, and a grade point average of 2.75 in education courses. Admission tostudent teaching will be granted only to students whose grade point average meets this standard.<strong>St</strong>ate certification requirements include achieving qualifying scores on specialized exams. <strong>St</strong>udents are responsible forobtaining information about these exams from the Division office. <strong>St</strong>udents are required to complete state certificationexams prior to student teaching.Failure to obtain information and/or to comply with teacher education requirements in a timely manner will interferewith advancement into upper level courses.All Teacher Education students complete the distribution requirements of the college. Prospective elementary teachersalso complete requirements for the BSEd degree and a concentration in liberal arts or sciences. The BSEd degree leadsto Grade 1-6 certification. Dual certification in childhood education and special education is available for persons whocomplete additional specialized study.Prospective secondary school teachers also complete a major in one of the following: English, Spanish, social studies,mathematics, or science in addition to the requirements for the 7-12 certification.The teacher education program is field based, requiring all students to spend up to 30 hours per semester in localelementary or secondary schools and agencies, to work with classroom teachers, to attend meetings of school boards, totutor children, etc., throughout the program. <strong>St</strong>udents must complete a minimum of 100 hours of fieldwork, 30 of thesein a diverse setting, prior to student teaching. Placements may be secured by signing up in the Education Resource Center(SG16).<strong>St</strong>udents who have met the standards of the teacher education program and who have successfully completed studentteaching may be recommended for certification. The final decision regarding recommendation is reserved to thechairperson of the division of teacher education in consultation with the faculty.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 56


NEW YORK STATE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONSThe education programs described here were approved and registered by the N.Y.S. Board of Regents in 2000.Childhood education certification programs: Grades 1-6 ; Grades 1-6 special education (dual certification).Adolescent education certification programs:• 7-12 English• 7-12 social studies• 7-12 mathematics• 7-12 Spanish• 7-12 biology• 7-12 chemistryNew York <strong>St</strong>ate requires that candidates for all teaching certificates successfully complete New York <strong>St</strong>ate TeacherCertification Examinations (NYSTCE). For Initial Certification candidates must pass the Liberal Arts and ScienceTest (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills – Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specially Test (CST) foreach certification area. <strong>St</strong>udent seeking teacher certifications in other states are required to pass examinations specifiedby that state.<strong>College</strong>’s Pass Rate for New York <strong>St</strong>ate Certification Examinations:Test Category Program Year 2005-2006 Program Year 2006-2007 Program Year 2007-2008ATS-W 100% 100% 100%LAST 99% 99% 99%CST 96% 96% 94%COOPERATING SCHOOL DISTRICTSNew York: BOCES, Clarkstown Central School District, East Ramapo Central School District, Haverstraw-<strong>St</strong>ony PointCentral School District, Monroe-Woodbury School District, Nanuet Union Free School District, Nyack Union FreeSchool District, Pearl River Union Free School District, Ramapo Central School District, Ridge <strong>St</strong>reet ElementarySchool, South Orangetown School District, New York City - District 11New York - Private Schools: Albertus Magnus High School, <strong>St</strong>. Anthony’s Elementary School, Saint Gregory BarbarigoElementary School, Immaculate Conception Elementary School, <strong>St</strong>. Paul’s Elementary SchoolNew Jersey School Districts: Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Englewood, Harrington Park,Mahwah, Montvale, Northvale, Old Tappan, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgewood, River Vale, Tenafly,Westwood, Woodcliff LakeNew Jersey - Private Schools: Bergen Catholic High School, Immaculate Heart AcademyGrades 1-6 CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATIONGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesProfessional sequence ED 206, 212, 213, 316; EDEL 232, 240, 312, 313, 314, 326,327, 415, 420; EDSP 241, 344, 350 51Requirements for a CONCENTRATION in English, Spanish, history, social sciences,mathematics, or science and technology (see requirements below) 30Minimum total 123Grades 1-6, Childhood & SPECIAL EDUCATION (dual certification)General education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesProfessional sequence ED 206, 212, 213, 316; EDEL 232, 240, 312, 313, 314, 326,327; EDSP 241, 344, 345, 347, 350, 412, 415, 420 60Requirements for a CONCENTRATION in English, Spanish, history, social sciences,mathematics, or science and technology (see requirements below) 30Minimum total 132<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 57


CONCENTRATIONS: BSEd; Grades 1-6 CertificationcreditsENGLISH CONCENTRATION:ENG 201, 203, 205, 207, 221; ENG 208, 211, 305, 307, 311 or 312, *ENG 325 or 326or 380; *ENG 327 or 381; ENG 346 or 351 or 401, ENG/EDEL 232*<strong>St</strong>udents must take either ENG 380 or 381 30SPANISH CONCENTRATION:SPAN 201, 202, 210, 211; Six Spanish electives, four must be at the 300 or 400 level 30MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION:MATH 104, 108, 120, 180, 201, 202, 203 or 308 or 350, CIS 111, 211(students taking MATH 203 or 350 need an additional MATH or CIS course)30SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION:ASTR 101, SCI 120, CIS 111, CIS 211; One of the following sequence of coursesBIO 201, 202 or CHEM 201, 202, or PHY 201, 202. An additional 10 to 12 creditsfrom the following BIO 101, 111, 130, CHEM 101, SC 101, 130, GEOL 101, 201 30HISTORY CONCENTRATION:HIST 101, 102, 201, 202, Non-Western History. Five History electives, threemust be at the 300/400 level 24SOCIAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION:HIST 101 or 102, 201 or 202; one course in EACH of the following: Economics,Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Non-Western History, plus three electivesfrom any of the above, three must be 300/400 level. 30Grades 7-12, ADOLESCENCE CERTIFICATIONGeneral education requirements, see pp. 35-37creditsvariesProfessional sequence: ED 208, 212, 213, 316; EDSC 218, 320 or 321 or 322 or 323or 324, EDSC 326, 327, 415, 420; EDSP 241, 344, 350 42Requirements for a major in the liberal arts or sciences.Consult pages identified below:variesBIOLOGY MAJOR: Page 49ENGLISH MAJOR: Page 44MATHEMATICS MAJOR: Page 47NATURAL SCIENCES MAJOR: Page 50SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJOR: Page 55SPANISH MAJOR: Page 45Minimum total 120NCATE ACCREDITATION<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),<strong>2010</strong> Massacusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; 202-466-7496. This accreditation covers initialteacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S.Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparationof teachers and other professional school personnel.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 58


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COURSE DESCRIPTIONSACCOUNTINGACCT 100 Accounting Lab 0 creditsPractical applications of accounting theory and practice. Corequisite: ACCT 101, ACCT 102ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I 3 creditsThe fundamentals of accounting theory and practice; the accounting cycle and periodic reporting; analysis oftransactions for receivables, payables, merchandise inventory, plant assets and intangible assets. Corequisite:ACCT 100ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II 3 creditsPartnership and corporation accounting; introduction to cost accounting and procedures for manufacturing firms;budgetary control; cost and revenue relationships for management; management reports and special analysis.Prerequisite: ACCT 101. Corequisite ACCT 100ACCT 203 Intermediate Accounting I 3 creditsGenerally accepted accounting principles as applied to the accepted general purpose financial statements. pronouncementsby accounting authorities and analytical application of accounting theory. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.ACCT 204 Intermediate Accounting II 3 creditsContinuation of ACCT 203. Prerequisite: ACCT 203.ACCT 205 Cost and Budget Control 3 creditsThe fundamentals of the cost accounting information system, classification of costs, and basic cost reports.Responsibility accounting in the analysis of material, labor and overhead charges. Job orders and process cost systems,standard cost system with variance analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.ACCT 303 Advanced Accounting I 3 creditsAn advanced study of specialized topics including: the partnership, business installments, combination and consolidatedstatements, installments, consignments, branch operations. Prerequisite: ACCT 204.ACCT 304 Advanced Accounting II 3 creditsContinued study of specialized topics including: bankruptcies, multinational companies, fiduciary accounting, leases, andpension plans, intangible assets, replacement cost and fair value accounting. Emphasis on current accountingpronouncements. Prerequisite: ACCT 303 or permission of the instructor.ACCT 401 Federal Income Taxation 3 creditsThe theory and application of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations with emphasis on individual taxation.Returns, rates, gross income exclusions and inclusions, basis for gains and losses, allowable deductions, and principles oftax accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 101, 102.ACCT 402 Advanced Federal and <strong>St</strong>ate Taxation 3 creditsFederal and state income taxes applicable to individuals, fiduciaries, partnerships & corporations. Emphasis on research& tax planning. Prerequisite: ACCT 401.ACCT 403 Auditing I 3 creditsThe selection, scope and application of auditing standards and procedures in examination of business accounts. The roleof management, the independent public accountant, and the internal auditor in the examination of evidential matter andthe internal control system. The ethics and legal responsibilities of the accounting profession. Prerequisite: ACCT 204.ACCT 404 Auditing Practice 3 creditsVarious auditing topics and problems including report writing, management advisory and other public accountingservices and analysis of the current state of the art. Latest pronouncements of professional and regulatory authorities.Prerequisite: ACCT 403.The following are not scheduled during the catalog period but may be offered if student demand is sufficient.ACCT 310, Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations; ACCT 406, Advanced Accounting Theory.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 60


ARTART 101 Introduction to Art 3 creditsThe major forms of artistic expression from cave drawings through modern art; the influence of materials, styles andtechniques as well as the aesthetic and philosophical principles governing artistic expression. Lectures, slides, museumvisits, guest artists and art projects.ART 200 Special Workshops 3 creditsOffered regularly to broaden students’ art experience. Topics vary.ART 201 Creative Experiences for Non-Art Majors 3 creditsOpportunities for creative expression for those with little or no formal training in art. <strong>St</strong>udents are encouraged to thinkcreatively while exploring a variety of art materials, techniques and approaches.ART 202 Introduction to Painting (Formerly ART 301/Painting for Non-Art Majors) 3 creditsAn introductory studio course in the tools, materials, and techniques of contemporary painting. The course is designedto encourage creative problem solving while engaging the history of painting in order to create a foundation for styleand image development. Course is available to non majors as Pass/Fail.ART 203 Two Dimensional Design 3 creditsBasic problems involving the control of space, light and color, line, shape, and texture. Organization of two-dimensionalspace using varied techniques and materials. Enrollment limited. Art majors will be given enrollment preference.ART 204 Three Dimensional Design 3 creditsThe materials, processes, creative concepts and studio approaches that impact upon three dimensional designs.Enrollment limited. Art majors will be given enrollment preference.ART 205 Drawing I 3 creditsExperience in drawing from life, still-life, and imagination in order to develop visual awareness and a knowledge of basicprinciples. Art majors will be given enrollment preference.ART 210 Photography I 3 creditsBasic course in black and white still photography. Development of skills in the use of cameras, films, and darkroomprocedures.ART 211 Photography II 3 creditsAn exploration of photographic fine art alternative process techniques (hand coloring, toning, poloroid transfers, liquidemulsion). Continued hands on darkroom work. An introduction to the use of studio lighting. Prerequisite: ART 210 orpermission of instructor.ART 215 Introduction to Printmaking 3 creditsThe techniques and aesthetics of printing, using relief, planographic and intaglio processes.ART 216 Ceramics I (Formerly ART 304) 3 creditsCeramic materials; clay preparation; hand building; glazing and firing. Prerequisite: ART 203 or 204 or permission ofinstructor.ART 217 Introduction to Sculpture 3 creditsAn introductory studio course that explores the use of clay, plaster, wood and metal to create sculpture inspired by thehuman form.ART 218 Theory & Visualization 3 creditsAn entry level studio course that explores the theory and practice of graphic design and introduces studio skills and aprocess for transforming related ideas into visual forms. Suggested prerequisite: ART 203.ART 219 Art as Therapy 3 creditsAn overview of the history and application of art therapy. Lecture and experiential projects promote the understandingof art as a tool in the therapeutic process.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 61


ART 225* Nineteenth Century European Art 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udy and comparisons of art movements in both Europe and the United <strong>St</strong>ates including neoclassic, romantic, realistic,impressionistic, and other styles.ART 227 Computer Graphics I 3 creditsAn introduction and exploration of the Macintosh computer and related software as a tool and medium in art, visualcommunications and personal expression. Lab time is required to complete projects. Prerequisite: ART 218 orpermission of instructor.ART 228 History of Graphic Design 3 creditsThe evolution of visual communications from earliest times to the present noting important historical developments,including the invention of writing which laid the foundation for graphic design. Prerequisite: ART 227.ART 229 Techniques and Methods in Therapeutic Art 3 creditsThe therapeutic properties of several artistic mediums and techniques; the populations and stages of development forwhich each is conducive; and how each material can be used to facilitate health.ART 230 Creative Design for the Non-Art Major 3 creditsAn introductory studio course that explores the aesthetics of line, value (light) color texture and space on twodimensionalsurfaces.ART 231 Computer Art for Non-Art Majors 3 creditsAn introduction and exploration of the Macintosh computer for non-art majors as a tool and medium in art, visualcommunications and personal expression. No prerequisites.Art 232 Art History Survey (replaces ART 208 and 209) 3 creditsA general survey of the major periods of art, and architecture from Prehistory to current times.Art is analyzed as aesthetic and social products as part of, and contributing to the overall social, political, and aestheticideas of the time. Emphasis is on historic and cultural context, as well as, evolution of artistic style.ART 233 Foundations in Theory and Practice 3 creditsThis seminar course focuses on idea development and the creative process. The importance of research into diversesubjects as well as contemporary art and artists will be emphasized. Tactics in creativity and experiences with creativeproblem solving will be engaged.ART 290 Sophomore Art Seminar 3 creditsDesigned to assist sophomore art majors identify personal aesthetic goals, career options, productive study and studiopractices and begin a professional portfolio.ART 302 Intermediate Painting 3 creditsIntermediate. Traditional and non-traditional painting using both opaque and transparent media, with individualguidance, group critiques and discussions. Prerequisite: ART 202 or permission of instructor.ART 308 Sculpture IIAn advanced studio course that explores the use of clay, plaster, wood and metal to create sculpture inspired by thehuman form. Prerequisite: ART 204 and ART 217 or permission of the instructor.ART 309 Art Therapy and the Principles of Self Expression 3 creditsAn exploration of the stages of personality development and the evolution of the creative process as the individualdevelops from a child to an adult. Parallels will be drawn among the child’s stages of graphic, cognitive, and socialemotionaldevelopment. <strong>St</strong>udents will be encouraged to explore their own creative self-expression, as well as to closelyexamine children’s art work. Prerequisite: Art 219 or permission of the instructor.ART 311 Printmaking II 3 creditsIntermediate workshop that continues to explore processes introduced in ART 215, which is a pre-requisite.ART 315 Watercolor 3 creditsThe tools, materials, and techniques of watercolor painting.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 62


ART 317* American Art 3 creditsHistory of art in America including painting, sculpture and architecture from the 1700s to the present.ART 322 Graphic Design 3 creditsDesign strategies, form/content relationships and typography. Projects stress theory, application and the use of thecomputer as a design process tool. Prerequisite Art 218 and ART 227 or permission of instructor.ART 323 Art Direction 3 creditsA continuation of Art 322, applying its principles and practices to the design and production of print materials geared toa variety of advertising uses. Prerequisite Art 322 and ART 327 or permission of instructor.ART 325 Applications of Art Therapy 3 creditsThe therapeutic use of art with special populations through brief field assignments in various settings. Throughobservation of a working professional and participation, the student will gain skill in using the therapeutic art experience.Prerequisite: ART 219 or permission of instructor.ART 327 Computer Graphics II 3 creditsCreative design on the Macintosh computer using the advanced software necessary for photo manipulation, imagegeneration, and graphics. Lab time is required to complete projects. Prerequisite ART 227.ART 328 Typography 3 creditsA study of letter forms: type specifications, layout, style and tonal intensity. Creative and knowledgeable use of typethrough problem-solving projects. Prerequisite: ART 218 & ART 227.ART 330* Twentieth Century Art History 3 creditsA study of painting, sculpture and architectural forms as well as the role of technology and materials in the art of the20 th century.ART 331 Drawing II (Formerly ART 206) 3 creditsDrawing from the model. A study of human anatomy and proportion; various methods of representing the figure.Prerequisite: ART 205 or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited. Art majors will be given enrollment preference.ART 340 Editorial Design 3 creditsThe design and composition of publications using the page layout programs, QuarkXpress and Adobe In Design.Emphasis on typography, effective communication and design aesthetics. Prerequisite: Art 227 or permission ofinstructorART 375H Aesthetic Development Through Design 3 creditsAn exploration of basic design techniques and media with regard to aesthetic principles, and an application of thisunderstanding to the creation of self-expressive two-dimensional projects.ART 401 Special Projects 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udio for advanced students who wish to carry out a special project under supervision. A proposal of work must besubmitted by the student and accepted by a member of the art faculty. It may deal with the exploration of new processesand materials, or it may be more advanced work in an area of competence.ART 402 Advanced Painting (Formerly ART 303) 3 creditsContinuation of Painting Workshop II. An advanced workshop, with emphasis on individual style and direction.Prerequisite: ART 302 or permission of instructor.ART 403 Internship in Graphic Design 3 creditsAn opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a job-related situation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.ART 407 Drawing III (Formerly ART 207) 3 creditsWorkshop course dealing with human anatomy and proportion at a more advanced level with emphasis on expression,technique and personal direction. Prerequisite: ART 331 or permission of instructor.ART 408 Web Design 3 creditsAdvanced course in web design and development. Prerequisite: Art 327 or competency with Adobe Photoshop.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 63


ART 410 Practicum in Therapeutic Art 3 creditsProfessional work with therapeutic art under supervision in a selected human services facility. Emphasis is on practicerather than observation. <strong>St</strong>udents will be required to keep a journal of activities, strategies and use of art while workingwith assigned clients. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.ART 413 Printmaking II (Formerly ART 311) 3 creditsIntermediate workshop that continues to explore processes introduced in ART 215, which is a prerequisite.ART 420 Packaging and Display Design 3 creditsAn advanced studio investigation into the theories, strategies, media and techniques of packaging and display design as theyrelate to consumer products. Prerequisites: ART 204, ART 322, and ART 327 or permission of instructor.ART 424 Electronic Production 3 creditsAn advanced class using the Macintosh computer and related tools, techniques, and software to design, digitally prepareand print portfolio-ready projects. Field work and lab time will be required. Prerequisites Art 322,or 323 and 327 orprior permission of instructor.The following three (3) credit art courses may be offered if student demand is sufficient: ART 212 Creative Textiles;ART 213-214 Jewelry Making I & II; Art 221 Engineering Design; ART 305 Ceramic Workshop II; ART 308 SculptureWorkshop II; ART 313 Puppet Making; ART 314 Ceramic Technology; ART 405* Non-Western Art*In addition to slide lectures and discussions, these courses may include the critical evaluation of original works in NewYork City art galleries and museums.ASTRONOMYASTR 101 Modern Mysteries of Astronomy 3 creditsContemporary problems in astronomy: black holes, cosmic evolution, life in the universe, pulsars, quasars. Lecturecourse.ASTR 201 The Astronomical Universe I 4 creditsHistorical astronomy, the solar system, astronomical tools, stars, stellar evolution and systems, galaxies, and cosmology.Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week.ASTR 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.BIOLOGYBIO 101 Human Biology 3 credits<strong>St</strong>ructure and function of the major systems of the human body and how they interact. <strong>St</strong>udents who received credit forBIO 150 or BIO 301 – 302 cannot receive credit for this course. Lecture course.BIO 111 Animal Behavior 3 creditsThe physiological, ecological and evolutionary aspects of animal behavior. Lecture course.BIO 120 Introduction To Human Disease and Microbes 3 creditsIntroduction to the microbial world including those organisams that are part of the normal flora in humans, organismsthat cause disease such as food poisoning, <strong>St</strong>rep throat, and the flu, and those organisms necessary for the productionof food such as yogurt and cheese. For non-science majors only. Three lecture hours per week.BIO 130 Environmental Biology 3 creditsThe basic structure and function of the ecosystem and how human activity affects it. Lecture course.BIO 140 Marine Biology 3 creditsCharacteristics and natural history of major groups of marine organisms, factors that affect life in the ocean includingnutrient and light levels, ecology of selected marine ecosystems. Three lecture hours per week.BIO 150 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4 creditsForm and function of the human body will be studied at a level suitable for non-biology majors. <strong>St</strong>udents who receive creditsfor BIO 301 or 302 cannot receive credit for this course. 3 lecture hours plus two lab hours per week.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 64


BIO 201 General Biology I 3 creditsIntroduction to biological principles including biomolecules, cell structures and division, photosynthesis and thecharacteristics of bacteria, fungi and plants and their role in the ecosystem. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour perweek. Corequisite: BIO 211.BIO 202 General Biology II 3 creditsIntroduction to biological principles including bioenergetics, gene expression, evolution and the structure and function ofthe major animal groups. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. Corequisite: BIO 212.BIO 211 General Biology Lab I 1 creditIntroduction to laboratory and field methods including experiments designed to complement the topics in BIO 201. Astudent research project is included. Two lab hours per week. Corequisite: BIO 201BIO 212 General Biology Lab II 1 creditIntroduction to laboratory and field methods including experiments designed to complement the topics in BIO 202. Astudent research project is included. Two lab hours per week. Corequisite: BIO 202BIO 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.BIO 301 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits<strong>St</strong>ructure and function of the human body with emphasis on the organ system level of organization. Skeletal system,muscular system, nervous system. Three lecture hours, Two lab hours per week. Prerequisites: “C” grade or better inBIO 201, 202, 211 and 212.BIO 302 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 creditsContinuation of BIO 301 with emphasis on the structure and function of the circulatory, excretory, respiratory andreproductive systems. Three lecture hours, two lab hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 301.BIO 305 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 credits<strong>St</strong>ructure and function of eukaryotic cells including protein structure and function, energy and signal transduction, andintracellular and inter cellular transport. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Prerequisites: Chem 202,BIO 302 and “C” grade or better in BIO 201, 211, 202, and 212.BIO 307 Microbiology 4 creditsThe classification, morphology, physiology, identification, and control of microorganisms with emphasis on those ofmedical importance to humans. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week. Prerequisites: “C” grade or better in BIO201, 202, 211 and 212 and CHEM 202, 212.BIO 309 Biophysics 3 credits(Also offered as PHY 309). The applications of the laws of physics to principles and problems of the life sciences. Thephysics of living systems in statics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, sound, electricity, and atomic physics.Lecture course. Prerequisites: “C” grade or better in PHY 201 and 202.BIO 311 Parasitiology 3 creditsExploration of the life cycle, transmission, and epidemiology of human parasites and a few animal parasites. Casestudies will be examined identifying, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites:“C” grade or better in BIO 201, 202, 211, 212.BIO 315 Immunology 3 creditsSystems of defense against disease including antigen structure and presentation, antibody synthesis and function, innateand cellular immunity, and how body defenses are coordinated. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: “C” gradeor better in BIO 201, 211, 202, and 212 and CHEM 402.BIO 317 Ecology 4 creditsThe structure and function of ecosystems. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week. Prerequisite: “C” grade orbetter in BIO 201, 202, 211 and 212.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 65


BIO 350 Genetics 4 creditsInformation flow in biological systems including Mendelian genetics, gene mapping, prokaryotic gene transfer,population genetics, gene expression, genetic engineering, and gene regulation. Three lecture hours and threelaboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 202 and BIO 302.BIO 400 Independent <strong>St</strong>udy 1-3 creditsQualified students may, under the supervision of a faculty member, pursue independent study and/or research onselected topics of special interest to the student and the faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of Chairperson.BIO 403 Biochemistry 4 credits(Also offered as CHEM 403. See CHEM 403 for course description)BIO 405 Forensic Biology 4 credits(Also offered as FS 405. See FS 405 for course description.)BIO 450-455 Medical Technology Clinical Education 15 creditsTwelve month period of academic and clinical training in a school of medical technology approved by the AmericanMedical Association and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONBUSA 101 Intro to Business Administration 3 creditsBusiness functions, the aspects of management, organization, production, labor, accounting, data processing,marketing, finance and ethics. Recommended as an elective for non-business majors.BUSA 121 Management Process 3 creditsTheories and policies of organizational management. Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and control.Motivation, group dynamics, leadership, communications.BUSA 202 Fundamentals of International Business 3 creditsThe unique problems, characteristics, and demands facing firms engaged in international business. Description andanalysis of the mechanics of doing business abroad, the importance of cultural, economic, environmental, legal, politicaland sociological differences between countries. Various functional areas in international business-management,marketing, accounting, finance & law.BUSA 205 Business Law I 3 creditsAn introduction to the American legal system, with emphasis on the law of contracts, agency and real property. TheUniform Commercial Code. Recommended as an elective for non-business majors.BUSA 206 Business Law II 3 creditsCorporations, partnerships, personal property, bailments, sales, commercial paper, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: BUSA205.BUSA 208 Data Analysis and Presentation 3 creditsCommon techniques used to describe, analyze, summarize, report, and graphically display data. An introduction to timeseriesforecasting. The use of electronic spreadsheets.BUSA 207 Personal Financial Management 3 credits(Also offered as FIN 207). The consumer and his/her need for informed personal financial decisions and judgements.Topics include: money management and budgerting, credit and borrowing, family transportation, insurance health care,saving and investment, housing, taxes, and government services, social security. Recommended for non-businessmajors.BUSA 210 Entrepreneurship: Managing the Small Business 3 creditsThe fundamental approaches and techniques necessary to successful small business ownership. Sound principles ofplanning, structuring, financing, and promoting the small firm. Management controls and sound management practices.BUSA 215 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 credits(Also offered as PSYC 215. See PSYC 215 for course description.)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 66


BUSA 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.BUSA 302 Business <strong>St</strong>atistics 3 credits<strong>St</strong>atistical analysis in various business situations. Topics include: descriptive statistics, use of the normal curve, statisticalinference, correlations and regression analysis, nonparametric methods and use and interpretation of computerstatistical packages. Prerequisites: MATH 108 or higher and CIS 101 or higher, or permission of instructor.BUSA 310 Principles of Real Estate I 3 creditsPrinciples of real estate practice, leasing, property management, valuation, appraisal, financing and taxation.BUSA 311 Principles of Real Estate II 3 creditsContinuation of BUSA 310. Prerequisite: BUSA 310.BUSA 313 Money and Banking 3 credits(Also offered as ECON 313). Money and monetary standards; commercial banking and the development of specializedbanking institutions; evolution and functions of the Federal Reserve system and the operation of credit and monetarycontracts; foreign exchange practices and contemporary issues. Prerequisite: ECON 101.BUSA 315 Labor Relations 3 creditsGroup relations in business. The labor market, wage structures, collective bargaining, labor legislation, and thegovernment’s role in labor-management relations. Prerequisite: BUSA 121 or permission of instructor.BUSA 317 Business Ethics 3 creditsThe development and concern for ethical standards in modern corporations. The history and development of modernbusiness ethics, ethical situations in a post-industrial society; cases of advertising and large profits; the responsibility ofbusiness with regard to discrimination, ecology and consumerism.BUSA 327 International Management 3 creditsThe cultural, political, environmental, financial, and labor problems faced by the multinational manager. New problemsthat managers encounter when they cross international boundaries. Prerequisite: BUSA 202.BUSA 330 Organizational Leadership 3 creditsTheory and research on leadership in formal organizations; practical issues of on-the-job leadership experiences.Qualities of effective leaders. The complexity of the leadership process from the perspective of: individual leaders, peers,and followers; the social and work groups to which organizational members belong; the organization and its internal andexternal environments.BUSA 331 International Law 3 creditsThe origin and scope of international law and its effect on the business community. The analysis of statutes and casesdealing with international business entities, licensing agreements, treaties, international trade organizations, and foreigncorrupt practices. Prerequisite: BUSA 202.BUSA 332 Environment & Law I 3 creditsIntroduction to environmental laws and regulations, their applicability and enforcement, with the objective of increasingawareness of environmental problems and their application in decision making, utilizing ethical, legal and businessfactors.BUSA 340 Managing Workforce Diversity 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udy of the demographic changes in the U.S. workforce, including attitudes, values and behavioral changes that impactmanagers and organizations, including gender, race and ethnicity. Focus on developing knowledge, sensitivity and skillsin managing a diverse workforce, team development, effectiveness and organizational change. Prerequisite: BUSA 101or BUSA 121.BUSA 345 Organizational Behavior 3 creditsThe impact of individual, interpersonal, and group behavior on organizational effectiveness. The origin and history oforganizational behavior; motivation, attitudes, and perceptions; stress and the work situation; power, leadership, andconflict and their effects on the organization; group dynamics, group development, and intergroup behavior; and the effectchange has on behavior in organizations. Prerequisite: BUSA 121 or permission of instructor.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 67


BUSA 347 The Global Economy –Current Issues 3 credits(Also offered as ECON 347). Examination of current global economic issues and institutions. Potential topics: the basesfor, impediments to, and effects of international trade; balance of payments and capital flows the impacts of regionaleconomic integration; & operations of the IMF, World Bank & WTO.BUSA 376H Ethical Issues in the World Economy 3 credits(Also offered as ECON 376 and PHIL 376) Ethical implications of the global economy. The philosophical basis forcontemporary ethical theories and the application of ethical theories to moral decisions made in world economics. Ethicalanalysis of specific practices and cases in international business and industry and related governmental policies. (HonorsProgram students only.)BUSA 381 Operations Research 3 credits(Also offered as MATH 381). An introduction to operations research techniques: topics in integer, nonlinear anddynamic programming; queuing theory; monte carlo techniques and applications of the game theory. Prerequisite:MATH 108 and CIS 101 or permission of instructor.BUSA 400 Internship 3 creditsAn opportunity to gain first hand experience in a business environment under the guidance and supervision of anappropriate faculty member. Requires approval of division chairperson.BUSA 401 Human Resource Management 3 credits(Also offered as Psyc 401) The roles of managers and administrators in dealing with personnel. Job analysis andevaluation, recruitment and training, discipline and grievance procedures, incentive, and wage administration.Prerequisite: BUSA 121.BUSA 490 Business <strong>St</strong>rategies 3 creditsCases from industry are employed in order to develop skill in The formation of action programs, through a case-studyapproach, to solve problems which involve all of the major functional areas of business. The problems and role of topmanagement in an organization. The course is the capstone to a specialized study in business administration, finance ormarketing. Prerequisite: ACCT 102 and 9 credits in specialization area.CHEMISTRYCHEM 101 Elements of Chemistry I 3 creditsAn introduction to atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical and nuclear reactions, solutions, acidbasetheory and oxidation-reduction for students not majoring in science or engineering. Two hours lecture and twohours lab per week.CHEM 102 Elements of Chemistry II 3 creditsAn introduction to organic chemistry and compounds of carbon; polymers toxicity, food and nutrition, medicinal andpharmaceutical chemistry. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 102.CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 3 creditsThe basic principles of chemistry: the theory of atomic and molecular structure and the nature of the chemical bond,periodicity of the elements, energy-mass relationships, states of matter and the chemistry of solutions. Three lecturehours and one recitation hour per week. Corequisite: CHEM 211.CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3 creditsThe continuation of CHEM 201. Thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, oxidation reductionreactions, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. Corequisite:CHEM 212. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in CHEM 201 and 211.CHEM 211 General Chemistry Lab I 1 creditMass relationships, gas laws, heat systems, periodicity and molecular structures. Some exercises are open inquiry.Three lab hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 201.CHEM 212 General Chemistry Lab II 1 creditIntroduction to kinetics, equilibrium systems, acid-base reactions, the theory and practice of qualitative analysis and quantitatveanalysis. Three lab hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 202. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in CHEM 201 and 211.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 68


CHEM 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.CHEM 301 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4 creditsIntroduction to the theory and methods of quantitative chemical analysis. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week.Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in CHEM 202.CHEM 302 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 4 creditsThe fundamentals of instrumentation in chemical analysis. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week. Prerequisite:CHEM 301. Offered occasionally.CHEM 305 Materials Science 3 credits(Also offered as PHY 305. See PHY 305 for course description.)CHEM 310 Physical Chemistry 3 creditsConsideration is given to some important conceptsd in physical chemistry including the laws of thermodynamics,chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, phase equilibria and the phase rule, atomic and molecularstructure. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in CHEM 202 and CHEM 212 and MATH109 or the equivalent.CHEM 400 Independent <strong>St</strong>udy 1 3 creditsQualified students may, under the supervision of a faculty member, pursue independent study and/or research onselected topics of special interest to the student and faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the DivisionChairperson.CHEM 401 Organic Chemistry I 4 creditsThe relationship between structure and reaction of the various classes of carbon compounds with emphasis on reactionmechanisms. The preparation, separation and purification of representative organic compounds. Three lecture hoursper week; 45 lab hours per semester. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in CHEM 202 and 212 or the equivalent.CHEM 402 Organic Chemistry II 4 creditsThe continuation of CHEM 401. The reactions of aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds, aminoes, and theirderivatives. Synthesis and identification of organic compounds. Three lecture hours per week; 45 lab hours persemester. Prerequisite: CHEM 401 or its equivalent.CHEM 403 Biochemistry 4 creditsThe major classes of molecules found in living organisms, their structures, functions and associated chemical reactions.Protein chemistry, enzyme kinetics, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, metabolism and bioenergetics. Three lecture hours andthree lab hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 402.CHEM 407 Instrumental Methods of Analysis & Microscopy(Also offered as FS 407. See FS 407 for course description.)4 creditsCOMMUNICATION ARTSCA 101 Speech Communication 3 creditsPrinciples of speech organization, presentation, and voice improvement. The nature of speech, the importance ofactive listening, and communication process and theory will be emphasized.CA 150 Broadcast Practicum credit variesSupervised field experience in a variety of broadcast settings. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of 60 clock hoursin an assigned practicum. Free elective credit only. A maximum of three credits allowed.CA 160 Journalism Practicum credit variesSupervised work experience with the <strong>College</strong> newspaper. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of 60 clock hours inan assigned practicum. Free elective credit only. A maximum of three credits allowed.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 69


CA 170 Yearbook Practicum credit variesSupervised work experience with the <strong>College</strong> yearbook. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of 60 clock hours in anassigned practicum. Free elective credit only. A maximum of three credits allowed.CA 199 Theatre Practicum 1 creditProvides performing arts students the opportunity for hands-on learning associated with aspects of theatre productionwith the Laetare Players, the <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> theatre company. <strong>St</strong>udents may choose one area ofproduction on which to base their practicum during any given semester. Areas may include performing a major role, setconstruction, costume design, lighting design, sound design, box office/marketing and others.CA 200 Special <strong>St</strong>udies in Communications 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.CA 201 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3 creditsAn exploration of the use of vocal expression to convey the emotional message of prose, poetry and drama. <strong>St</strong>udentslearn how to select, analyze, critically listen to, and perform literature. Prerequisite: CA 101.CA 203 Public Speaking 3 creditsAn intermediate level course that emphasizes the role of oral communication in contemporary society. Practice inresponding articulately to issues, active listening, and recognition of the importance of non-verbal communication.Prerequisite: CA 101CA 204 <strong>St</strong>udies In Culture 3 creditsThis course will present an in-depth view of a civilization from several perspectives. On-site visits to cultural sites willprovide a unique view of the civilization. Permission of instructor required.CA 205 Broadcast Announcing 3 creditsOral communication for radio and television in the various formats required by the industry: news, commercials,interview, music, discussion, and sports. FCC rules governing announcing. Critical evaluation of audio and video-tapedperformances.CA 210 Introduction to Journalism 3 creditsOverview of journalism: the gathering, writing and evaluation of well-rounded news, feature, and editorial material.Objectivity, media ethics, First vs. Sixth Amendments, and legal considerations will be discussed. Prerequisite: English 102CA 213 Introduction to Public Relations 3 creditsOverview of the public relations function with particular emphasis on writing for the achievement of specific purposes.Public relations theory and practice, trade publications, media advertising, publics and public opinion, research andbudgeting. Prerequisite: ENG 102CA 214 Introduction to Magazine Article Writing 3 creditsFocus on writing for magazines. Learn how to write a good query letter, how to get information from sources and howto construct a well-developed article. Prerequisite: English 102.CA 216 Film Appreciation 3 creditsA study of the motion picture medium, the aesthetics of film art and the collaborative nature of the industry.Development of understanding of film’s symbolic language as means for evaluating a film’s merits, and increasingappreciation of the film experience.CA 217 Film History 3 creditsThe evolution of the motion picture as a medium and as an art form from the late 1800’s to the 1950’s throughselected readings, screenings, discussions of major film movements and analysis of classic films.CA 219 Contemporary Cinema 3 creditsDevelopments in the narrative film since 1950 examined through the analysis of a variety of contemporary,international films representing significant advances in the medium’s expressive language and reflecting values andcultural views of a changing world.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 70


CA 220 Introduction to Mass Media 3 creditsThe study of communication theories and mass media to foster the development of informed citizens, effectivecommunicators, and more intelligent consumers of mass media.CA 221 TV <strong>St</strong>udio Production I 3 creditsThe course covers the fundamentals of TV studio production. Class work and a hands-on approach will familiarize thestudent with skills such as scriptwriting, camera operations, audio mixing, producing and directing, and liveperformance.CA 230 History and Development of Mass Media 3 creditsA study of the evolution of communications media. It will focus on the historical development of media, economicstructures, and the implications of new technologies.CA 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.CA 301 Broadcast Journalism 3 creditsA study of broadcast news reporting, writing, and presentation. Laboratory and field exercises in writing, reporting,editing, and preparing radio and television newscasts.CA 305 Basic Principles of Acting and Directing 3 creditsIntroduction to theatre production and performance. Includes script analysis, acting, voice, movement, spatialorientation, sound, color, light, direction, motivation, technical precision, and house management.CA 307 Arts in Performance 3 creditsDrama, musical theatre and performance art are studied for aesthetic value and cultural enrichment. Attendance atseveral live professional productions on-Broadway, off-Broadway and in the New York area’s regional theatres.CA 309 Radio Broadcasting 3 creditsIntroduction to radio station operations, management, promotion, economics, programming and FCC rules governingradio operations. Prerequisite: CA 220.CA 310 Writing for Broadcast Media 3 creditsThe course focuses on television and radio scriptwriting. Script formats and content of persuasive, informative andentertainment scriptwriting will be covered. Prerequisite: CA 210CA 312 Communication Skills in Business 3 creditsPractical application of communication theory to a sequence of projects progressing from writing of memoranda, lettersand resumes to more advanced problems of persuasion, interviewing, research and proposal and report writing.Prerequisite: ENG 102. Recommended for juniors and seniors.CA 314 Sports Media 3 creditsOverview of coverage of sports by all media: print, radio, television, and electronic. <strong>St</strong>udy of sports coverage throughlectures, analysis of tapes, field trips, and guest speakers.CA 315 Electronic Field Production 3 creditsThe pre-production, videotaping, and editing of on-location, camcorder video reports and video stories. Fundamentals ofin-camera and linear editing will provide the knowledge of electronic camcorder journalism.CA 316 The Great Filmmakers 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udy of a representative body of films by one or more master filmmakers. Past semesters focused upon Hitchcock,Woody Allen, Berman, Scorsese and Kubrick.CA 320 Media Law and Ethics 3 creditsExamination of the central legal and ethical concerns and issues encountered by journalists and other professionalcommunicators, beginning with constitutional protections and freedoms. Prerequisite: CA 220<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 71


CA 322 Advanced Public Relations 3 creditsProvides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the skills, techniques, and knowledge required toconceptualize, plan, and carry out an event. The focus of the advanced course is to look and understand niche areas ofpublic relations, specifically crisis communication, corporate communication, and event planning.CA 325 TV <strong>St</strong>udio Production II 3 creditsAn advanced level TV studio and remote production course. Digital filmmaking and editing will be introduced.Commercials, Public Service Announcements and creative narratives will be required projects for all students in thisclass. Prerequisite: CA 221CA 326 Advanced Journalism 3 creditsNews and feature writing for the print media. Newsgathering, investigative reporting, headlining, captioning, layout,and advertising design. Prerequisite: CA 210CA 330 Event Based Video 3 creditsRemote video coverage of live events for broadcast, cable, web cast, and CD/DVD distribution, with emphasis on livecoverage with little or no editing in post production.CA 335 Communication Arts Seminar 3 creditsReadings, research, case studies and dialogue with professionals in the media. Prerequisite: CA220 and at least 30credits in Communication Arts. Course is designed primarily for Communication Arts majors.CA 375H Freud on Broadway 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udents will examine the underlying themes and values, literary and psycho-social, in the dramatic discourse of fivemajor American playwrights: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Lillian Hellman and John <strong>St</strong>einbeck.Consideration is given to the basic concepts of Freudian psychoanalytical theory as applied to significant characters inthe selected play.CA 376H International Communications 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udents study the influence of Western Culture and technology on the welfare of developing nations. The course workincludes an investigation into the clash of ideologies between East and West and an examination of issues determiningthe viability of a global theory of communications.CA 378 International Film 3 creditsA study of classic and contemporary international films created within different production systems and revealing diversecultural traditions, values, and experiences of the human condition. (Honors Program students only)CA 401 <strong>St</strong>udies in Persuasion 3 creditsInvestigation of ways the media influence personal, economic and political decision-making. Emphasis on how attitudesare formed, changed, and affect one’s thinking. Prerequisite: CA 220CA 407 Broadcast Media Programming 3 creditsVarieties of radio, television, and cable program content: current issues as they relate to network, syndicated, local,public, and cable programming; FCC and legal influences on programming; management practices and use ofresources. Prerequisite: CA 220CA 410 – 411 Communication Internship I and II 3 credits eachOpportunity for communication arts majors to concentrate in an area of special interest. Generally, students will beassigned to a field placement involving such communication arts as journalism, film production, television, cable, radio,Theatre, public relations, interactive communications, etc. At least 120 hours at the placement site. Appropriatereadings, logs, a research paper, conferences with the Communication Arts internship supervisor. Prerequisites: CA220, permission of the instructor and completion of 36 credit hours on the Communication Arts major.CA 413 Theory and Criticism of Media and the Performing Arts 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udy of critical responses to contemporary media and the performing arts. Prerequisite: CA 220 and at least secondsemester junior status.CA 419 Digital Video Editing 3 creditsIncorporate pictures, music, and special effects and learn both the concepts and techniques involved with digital videoediting.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 72


CA 420 Video Magazine Production 3 creditsThis class will produce topical news and entertainment segments that become part of an ongoing magazine styletelevision show. Prerequisite: CA 221 or previous production experience.COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCECAIS 150 Computer and Information Science I 3 creditsThis course is a “breadth-first” approach according to the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).Topics include algorithms, hardware design, computer architecture, operating systems, and introductory programmingin a high level language such as Java or C++. Prerequisite: MATH 101 or equivalent.CAIS 250 Computer and Information Science II 3 creditsThis course is a “breadth-first” approach according to the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).This course is primarily a programming course and topics included are programming languages, software engineering,control structures, and data structures. Prerequisite: CAIS 150CAIS 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.CAIS 350 Data <strong>St</strong>ructures 3 creditsThis course is a “breadth-first” approach according to the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).This course is primarily a programming course and topics include data abstraction and data structures such as stacks,queues, linked lists, hash tables and trees, methods of searching and sorting, sorting efficiency, and recursion.Prerequisite: CAIS 250 and MATH 201.CAIS 355 Theory of Programming Language 3 creditsAbstraction and modularization, naming, scoping, type models, control structures, concurrency, exceptions. Imperativelanguages such as Java, Functional languages and Object-Oriented programming. Prerequisite: CAIS 250.CAIS 360 Computer <strong>St</strong>ructure and Architecture 3 creditsThis course will study methods of evaluating computer architecture and compare the architectures of differentprocessors. Prerequisite: CAIS 250 and MATH 101 or its equivalent.CAIS 370 Graphics Programming 3 creditsThis course is a mathematically oriented introduction to computer graphics. Topics to be discussed include graphicsprogramming, including the construction of interactive graphics applications, event-driven application programs, andunderstanding mathematical models used in graphics programming. Prerequisite: CAIS 350.CAIS 380 Networks And Telecommunications 3 creditsThis course is designed to provide both a theoretical and practical approach to modern telecommunications networks.The theoretical topics include data and packet transmission, the architecture of networks and protocols, and networkapplications. Prerequisite: CAIS 250 and MATH 101 or its equivalent.CAIS 420 Database Management 3 creditsThis course is designed to provide both a theoretical and practical approach to modern relational databases. The coursewill have two components. The first will be a discussion of current database theory including structured query languages.The second will be a lab to use a current database application. Prerequisite: CAIS 250 and MATH 101 or equivalent.CAIS 430 Systems Design and Analysis 3 creditsThis course will study business organizations and how they design, develop, and maintain information systems. Topicswill include understanding the relationships among a variety of information systems professionals and the tools they useto examine information systems. <strong>St</strong>udents will investigate different methods of analysis including data modeling,network modeling and object modeling. Prerequisite: CAIS 350CAIS 435 Operating Systems 3 creditsThis course provides an overview of a generalized operating system, including process management, storagemanagement, processor management and processor performance. It is accompanied by an investigation of embeddedsystems. Prerequisite: CAIS 350<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 73


CAIS 450 Software Engineering I 3 creditsThis course is a culmination of the courses in the CAIS major. This course is designed to provide a comprehensiveviewpoint of Computer and Information Science. Primarily concerned with the theoretical aspect of software systems.Prerequisite: CAIS 350CAIS 455 Ethics in a Technological Society 3 creditsThis course is an investigation of how traditional ethical issues are being changed and modified by technology to create anew ethical curriculum. Some issues to be discussed are decision making using technology, privacy issues and theInternet, pornography and graphics, artificial intelligence, constitutional issues of property with regard to hardware andsoftware, and copyright laws and piracy. Prerequisite: CAIS 250.CAIS 465 Algorithms 3 creditsAlgorithms and efficiency. Sorting algorithms such as mergesort, quicksort, heapsort. Search algorithms such as Binarysearch, Binary search-trees and balanced-trees strategies. Binary tree traversal: infix and postfix notation. Graphsalgorithms. Prerequisite: CAIS 250 and Math 201.CAIS 485 Web Programming 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udents will use HTML, Jave, Perl and other software tools to design and build usable web pages.COMPUTER SCIENCECS 150 Computer Science I(Also offered as CAIS 150. See CAIS 150 for course description.)3 creditsCS 250 Computer Science II 3 credits(Also offered as CAIS 250. See CAIS 250 for course description.)CS 330 Info System Theory and Practice 3 credits(Also offered as MIS 330. See MIS 330 for course description.)CS 350 Data <strong>St</strong>ructures 3 credits(Also offered as CAIS 350. See CAIS 350 for course description.)CS 380 Networking and Embedded System Applications 3 credits(Also offered as CAIS 380. See CAIS 380 for course description.)CS 435 Operating Systems and System Security 3 credits(Also offered as CAIS 435. See CAIS 435 for course description.)CS 455 Ethics in a Technological Society 3 credits(Also offered as CAIS 455. See CAIS 455 for course description.)CS 360 Human Computer Interaction3 creditsThis course covers a broad range of important topics within Human Computer Interaction(HCI) and the implications forthe design of interactive systems. It focuses on the design of interactive systems and human computer interfaces basedon multi-disciplinary approach through a synthesis of computer science, cognitive science and psychology and utilizinganalytical and empirical techniques to assess, create and evaluate a user interface.CS 371 Graphics Programming II3 creditsThis course is a continuation of Graphics Programming II. Topics covered will include viewing, hidden surfaceelimination, surface shading, texture mapping, antialiasing and clipping.CS 420 Database Management(Also offered as CAIS 420. See CAIS 420 for course description.)3 credits<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 74


CS 425 Image Processing & Visualization3 creditsThis course is an introduction to the basic techniques in digital image processing and visualization. Specific imageprocessing topics include image acquisition, image enhancement, color representations, linear image filtering andcorrelation, image compression and image analysis. Topics in visualization include perception, scalar, volume and flowvisualization. Advanced display techniques such as virtual reality, haptics, sonifciation and Content-Based ImageRetrieval(CBIR) will be presented.CS 430 Gaming3 creditsFocus on the programming tasks involved in the creation of video games. The course will cover the development of agame engine, as well as the development of game logic that runs on top of this engine.CS 450 Software Engineering3 credits(Also offered as CAIS 450. See CAIS 450 for course description.)CS 485 Web Programming(Also offered as CAIS 485. See CAIS 485 for course description.)3 creditsCS 490 Senior Project3 creditsThis course is a required capstone course for all senior computer science majors. Each student will design and completea major project.COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCECIS 101 Introduction To Computer Technology 3 creditsA combination of introductory computer concepts including hardware and software, and a laboratory component ofwordprocessing, spreadsheets, and other features of Microsoft Office.CIS 111 Visual BASIC Programming 3 creditsAn introduction to programming using the object-oriented language Microsoft Visual Basic. Topics include designingand creating applications using control structures, files, and arrays. The course will include standard algorithms forsearching and sorting.CIS 203 FORTRAN Computer Programming 3 credits<strong>St</strong>ructured programming, debugging and program verification, data representation and design of computer output inFORTRAN, methodology, program modularity, sub-programs, and I/0 functions. Prerequisite: CIS/MIS 101 or equivalent.CIS 206 Pascal Computer Programming 3 creditsFundamentals of structured program design, development, testing, implementation and documentation. Prerequisite:CIS/MIS 101 or equivalent.CIS 207 Data <strong>St</strong>ructures 3 creditsBasic specification and implementation of arrays, linked lists, stacks, queue, trees, graphs. Prerequisite: CIS 210 orCAIS 150.CIS 210 C++ or Java Programming 3 creditsAn introduction to the C++ or Java programming with emphasis on problem solving through algorithmic approachesand an introduction to object-oriented techniques.CIS 211 Software Topics 3 credits(Also offered as MIS 211). The purpose of this course is to expand the knowledge and expertise of students so they maybecome more technologically competent. <strong>St</strong>udents will learn how to use software to solve a variety of problems. Topicswill include textual design, mathematical design, information design and research design.CIS 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.CIS 320 Computer Architecture 3 creditsBinary arithmetic; instruction execution; machine language programs; symbolic assembly language; the CIS assemblyprocess; subroutines; simple data structures; arrays, stacks and queues; and input-output programming. Prerequisite: onesemester of a computer language.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 75


CIS 325 Business Data Communication and Networks 3 credits(Also offered as MIS 325). See course description listed under the same course number in the Management InformationSystems section (MIS).CIS 330 Information Systems Theory and Practice 3 credits(Also offered as MIS 330). Computer-based information systems to support organizational processes, the staffs, tools,and methodologies involved in their development and implementation, and the goals of the systems’ stakeholders.Prerequisite: one semester of a computer language.CIS 420 Database Analysis Design and Implementation 3 credits(Also offered as MIS 420). An introduction to theories and applications of database management. Topics include:physical storage, conceptual and external views, and implementation issues regarding traditional file manipulation as wellas database. Comparison of network, hierarchical and Relation databases with particular emphasis on the Entity-Relationship model and SQL query language. Prerequisites: CIS 202 and either CIS 320 or CIS 330 or permission ofinstructor.CIS 430 <strong>St</strong>ructured System Analysis and Design 3 creditsThe techniques used in the development of computerized systems. System enterprise modeling, physical and logical dataanalysis, data modeling and database design, software design strategies and rapid development techniques. Informationgathering and reporting activities, transition from analysis to design. Prerequisite: CIS/MIS 330 or one semester of acomputer language.CIS 435 Theory of Operating Systems 3 creditsInvestigation of the fundamental concepts involved in designing operating systems. Prerequisite: One semester of aprogramming language. (Offered on demand.)CIS 440 Applied Software Development 3 creditsThe application of computer programming and systems development concepts, principles and practices to acomprehensive system development project. A team approach is used to analyze, design and document realistic systemsof moderated complexity. Project management methods, project scheduling and dynamics in the solution of informationsystems problems. Prerequisites: CIS/MIS 302 and either CIS/MIS 320 or 330.CRIMINAL JUSTICECJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 creditsThe interrelated criminal justice components: police, courts, corrections, history, definitions, and important issues andconcepts.CJ 103 Introduction to Courts 3 creditsThe objectives, processes, roles, politics and various philosophical perspectives of the courts, prosecution and defenseattorneys.CJ 200 Special Problems 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Sample topics: Intro to Law Enforcement, Intro to Corrections,Intro to Criminalistics, Police Science: Administration, Police Science: Operations Police Role in Crime andDelinquency, Criminal Investigation, The Law of Criminal Evidence.CJ 201 Criminology 3 creditsThe nature and causation of crime, approaches to the study of crime, its treatment and prevention. The sociology ofcriminal law, the nature of criminal behavior, theories and research.CJ 205 Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice Process 3 creditsThe philosophy and methods employed by the criminal justice system to provide programs for the control andprevention of juvenile delinquency and youth crime.CJ 206 Police Science Administration 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udy of managing/organizing at highest level of police organizations. Setting of policy/establishment of purpose andprocedures. Police systems, traditional structures, work processes and organization improvement.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 76


CJ 209 Criminal Investigation 3 creditsBasic overview of the nature of criminal investigation. Investigation as both an art and science. <strong>St</strong>udy of Constitutionalguarantees and challenges.CJ 210 Law of Criminal Evidence 3 creditsProvides students with basic knowledge of criminal evidence and its use in the criminal justice process. History anddevelopment of laws of evidence, judicial notice, statements/confessions, searches/wiretapping/photographic/scientificevidence.CJ 211 Probation & Parole: Theory & Practice 3 creditsAdministration, organization and management in probation and parole systems. Recruitment, training, assignment andsupervision of officers.CJ 212 Terrorism 3 creditsThe nature of terrorism both foreign and domestic. Terrorism as a synthesis of war and theatre. The purposes ofterrorism; the creation of mood; political implications.CJ 214 Controversial Issues in Policing 3 creditsIssues of policing currently being debated within the society. Topical focus will change with current political and socialclimate.CJ 300 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.CJ 303 Law and Society 3 credits(Also offered as SOC 303). The nature and purpose of law and the relationship of law to specific social constructions ofreality from a variety of theoretical approaches, especially those of Durkheim, Marx, and Weber. Prerequisite: SOC 101or CJ 101, or permission of the instructor.CJ 304 Criminal Justice and Community Relations 3 creditsThe role played by the community in police, adjudication and correctional matters. Community control of local policeofficers, community influence on judicial elections, community response to ex-convicts and community-basedcorrections.CJ 305 Crime and the ElderlyCriminal justice issues relevant to the elderly population. Elderly victimization, crime prevention, elderly volunteerism inthe CJ system, elderly criminality.CJ 307 Civil Law 3 creditsThe history of civil law and the jurisdiction of various civil courts, civil courts demeanor and the penalties associated withcivil violations.CJ 309 The Law and Institutional Treatment 3 creditsThe process of law from arrest to release in its relationship to correctional principles and practices. Functions of thepolice, defense, prosecution, courts, probation, correction, and parole. Civil rights of the accused and convicted, legalbasis of commitment, bail, fines, prisoner rights and writs. Prerequisite: Any one of the following: CJ 201, 205, 302,304, 306.CJ 312 Penology 3 creditsThe history, theories and practices of criminal punishment as these relate to the present penal system. Goals andphilosophies of punishment, strategies of punishment, effectiveness of punishment, the nature of penal reform, andfuture directions for punishment in contemporary society."Prerequisites: Soc 101 or CJ 101 or 201<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 77


CJ 315 Prisons in America 3 creditsCritically examines the prison sanction, its problems and solutions in American society. The course explores myths andrealities as it covers the prison institution and processes; the experience of incarceration for inmates and staff, includingthe nature of prison as punishment, prison culture and relationships, problems of violence and control, and special typesof inmates as women, elderly, physically and mentally ill offenders; and trends and challenges for contemporary prisons.Prerequisites: SOC 101 or CJ 101CJ 401 Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System 3 creditsThe growth of the constitutional relationship between the individual and government at the federal, state, and locallevels. Questions relating to search and seizure, interrogation of suspects, public speech, and mass demonstrations. The1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendments.CJ 403 Criminal Justice Problems 3 creditsContemporary issues in criminal justice. Prerequisite: CJ 201 or junior status.CJ 405 Research Methods in Social Science 3 credits(Also offered as SOC 405. See SOC 405 for course description.) Should be taken no later than Fall of senior year.CJ 410 Criminal Justice Practicum 3 creditsSupervised field experience in a variety of institutional settings (100 hours at placement over course of semester).Research paper under faculty supervision, discussion of topical issues related to criminal justice careers. Prerequisite:Application to Division Chair requires junior or senior standing, overall GPA of 2.50 or better, Criminal Justice GPA of2.50 or better; completion of CJ 405 (may be taken simultaneously with permission). May not be offered duringsummer sessions.ECONOMICSECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 creditsAggregate economic theory including an analysis of the determinants of national income, employment, price levels, andeconomic growth.ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 creditsPrice and distribution theories. Analysis of pricing and production by firms and industries and the distribution of theirincomes to the factors of production.ECON 303 Comparative Economic Systems 3 creditsECON 304 Managerial Economics 3 creditsApplication of microeconomic theory in solving business problems. The analysis of internal operations and optionaldecision making, especially in areas of resource allocation and price formulation. Prerequisite: ECON 102.ECON 313 Money and Banking 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 313. See BUSA 313 for course description). Prerequisite: ECON 101.ECON 320 Monsoon Asia 3 credits(also offered as GEOG 320) A study of South, East, and Southeast Asia concentrating on the demographic, social,political, environmental and economic challenges faced by Asian nations. Of particular interest is the rapid evolution ofthis dynamic region and its prospects at the turn of the millennium.ECON 347 The Global Economy 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 347. See BUSA 347 for course description.)ECON 376H Ethical Issues in the World Economy 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 376 and PHIL 376.) Ethical implications of the global economy. The philosophical basis forcontemporary ethical theories and the application of ethical theories to moral decisions made in world economics.Ethical analysis of specific practices and cases in international business and industry and related governmental policies.(Honors Program students only.)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 78


EDUCATIONED 206 Child Psychology 3 creditsA comprehensive and scientific study of children from the prenatal period through adolescence; practical application ofchild development research and its relevance to the lives of children and their families; contemporary social conditionswhich influence their lives. Fieldwork required.ED 208 Adolescent Psychology 3 creditsThis course, based upon established theories of development, research findings, and clinical data, presents a balancedaccount of adolescence as a critical transition from childhood to adulthood, as a positive and significant period of humangrowth and a vital period of personal development; biological, sexual, cognitive, psychosocial and cultural variables;implications with respect to education are addressed. Fieldwork required.ED 212 Educational Psychology 3 creditsA study of learners, learning and teaching. Theories of cognitive development and pedagogy, diverse abilities and variedcultural expectations; students will identify strategies to achieve equity in the classroom, and use technology forgathering and presenting information. Prerequisite: ED 206 or 208.ED 213 Issues in Education 3 creditsHistory, philosophy, and role of education. Sociological factors affecting equal educational opportunity and diversestudent populations. Reform issues, multiculturalism, global education, technology, and teacher professionalism. Fieldvisits required. Not open to freshmen. Prerequisite: ED 206 or 208.ED 316 Health Issues 2 creditsPhysical and mental health in youth; family life education; preventing alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and AIDS. Safetyeducation; fire and arson prevention. Satisfies New York <strong>St</strong>ate Seminar on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse.EDEL/EDSP/EDSC/EDAT 415 Supervised <strong>St</strong>udent Teaching8 creditsSupervised participation on a full time basis for a minimum of one semester to demonstrate competencies developed inmethodology courses. Assignments made according to level and area of certification. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching, all education courses.EDEL/EDSP/EDSC/EDAT 420 Seminar on Reflective Teaching2 creditsCulminating seminar taken concurrently with student teaching designed to encourage students to reflect on theirexperience. Issues such as professionalism, human relations in the classroom, conflict resolution, parent involvement,sources of stress in teaching, resources for professional development, coping strategies, the hiring process and portfoliopresentations are discussed in small and large group sessions.CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONEDEL 232 Literature for Children 3 credits(Also offered as ENG 232) Children's and young adult literature is studied. <strong>St</strong>udents are involved in literary criticism andthe study of illustrations and artists with a focus on the multicultural contributions to the genre.EDEL 240 Curriculum for Inclusive Classrooms 3 creditsIntroduction, analysis, practice and demonstration of various materials, technological resources, and strategies used inthe elementary schools. Adaptations of instructional methods and materials, and enrichment for students with speciallearning needs and students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: ED 212,admission to the teacher education program.EDEL 312 Social <strong>St</strong>udies Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 3 creditsCurriculum content, including technology, and instructional methodology in social studies for the elementary schools.Adaptations for instructional methods and materials, and enrichment for students with special learning needs andstudent from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: EDEL 240 and admission tothe teacher education program.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 79


EDEL 313 Math Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 3 creditsConstructive mathematics as defined by the NCTM <strong>St</strong>andards. The basic outcome concepts, instructional mapping ofinteractive classroom discourse, and the concomitant use of concrete embodiments including technology. Adaptation ofinstructional methods and materials, and enrichment for students with special learning needs and students from diversecultural and language backgrounds. Field work. Prerequisites: EDEL 240, liberal arts mathematics course, andadmission to the teacher education program.EDEL 314 Science Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 3 creditsThe methodological competencies required to enable students to develop the processes and attitudinal and conceptualskills necessary to function in the present and future technological society. Adaptation of instructional methods andmaterials, and enrichment for students with special learning needs and students from diverse cultural and languagebackgrounds. Field work. Prerequisites: EDEL 240, liberal arts science course, and admission to the teacher education program.EDEL 326 Literacy: Reading Methods in Inclusive Classrooms 3 creditsIntegrated and interactive approach to teaching and assessing language acquisition and literacy development, includingtechnology, by native English Speakers and students who are language learners. Skill in developing listening, speaking,reading, and writing skills, with particular emphasis on reading instruction, of all students in elementary schools.Adaptation of instructional methods and materials, and enrichment for students with special learning needs and studentsfrom diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Fieldwork: Prerequisite: EDEL 240; admission to the teachereducation program.EDEL 327 Literacy: Writing Methods in Inclusive Classrooms 3 creditsLanguage acquisition and literacy development by native English speakers and students who are English languagelearners – and skill in developing the listening, speaking reading, and writing skills of all students, with emphasis on thewriting process, including technology. Adaptation of instructional methods and materials, and enrichment for studentswith special learning needs and students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Field work. Prerequisite:EDEL 240; admission to the teacher education program.SPECIAL EDUCATIONEDSP 241 Exceptional Children 3 creditsHistorical foundations and major legislation that underlie special education practice with a focus on the IEP process andcurrent issues. Characteristics of children with special needs (i.e., disabilities, giftedness) in each of the following areasof development: biological, cognitive, language, perceptual, and social-emotional and the implications of thosecharacteristics for educational intervention. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite ED 206 or ED 208.EDSP 344 <strong>St</strong>rategies for Behavior Management 3 creditsResearch-based best practices for effective management of classroom behavior and the development of social skills.Assessment of behavior and the development of a behavior management plan. Use of proactive strategies to reducechallenging behaviors. Prerequisite: EDSP 241; admission to the teacher education program. Field experiencesrequired.EDSP 345 Low-Incidence Disabilities 3 creditsCharacteristics of Individuals with low-incidence disabilities in the following areas of development: biological, cognitive,language, perceptual, and social-emotional. Examination of assessment, identification, and placement procedures,curriculum and instructional approaches, specialized techniques and assistive devices with an emphasis on teachingfunctional skills and adaptive behavior to students who require moderate to intensive levels of support.Fieldwork Required. Prerequisite: EDSP 241; admission to the teacher education program.EDSP 347 High-Incidence Disabilities 3 creditsCharacteristics of students with high-incidence disabilities in the following areas of development: biological, cognitive,language, perceptual, and social-emotional. Examination of assessment, identification, and placement procedures,curriculum and instructional models/approaches with an emphasis on theories underlying effective instructional practice.Fieldwork Required. Prerequisite: EDSP 345; admission to the teacher education program.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 80


EDSP 350 Issues & <strong>St</strong>rategies in Assessment 3 creditsBasic statistical concepts used in educational assessment. Use of formal and informal assessment procedures in specialand regular education. Using of assessment information to develop IEP goals and objectives. Communication ofassessment results to parents and professionals. Prerequisite: EDSP 241; admission to the teacher education program.Field experiences required.EDSP 412 Teaching Methods: High Incidence Disabilities 3 creditsApplication of research-based strategies for teaching reading, writing, math skills, and learning skills; for monitoringstudents’ academic progress. Prerequisites: EDSP 347 and EDSP 350. Field experiences required.ADOLESCENCE EDUCATIONEDSC 218 Curriculum for Inclusive Secondary Classrooms 7-12 3 creditsIntroduction to the history, theories, methodology and materials of the secondary school. <strong>St</strong>udents will actively engagein the analysis, practice, and demonstration of various teaching materials, methods, and strategies. Adaptation ofinstructional methods and materials, and enrichment for students with special learning needs and students from diversecultural and language backgrounds. Fieldwork. Prerequisites: ED 208, ED 212; admission to the teacher educationprogram.EDSC 320 Math Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 7-12 3 creditsIntroduction to NCTM and NYS Regents standards for teaching and learning Math in grades 7-12. Developinginstructional strategies that enable learners to achieve the benchmarks of these standards, curriculum based assessment,integration with science and technology. Adaptation of instructional methods and materials, and enrichment for studentswith special learning needs and students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Fieldwork required.Prerequisites EDSC 218; admission to the teacher education program.EDSC 321 Science and Technology Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 7-12 3 creditsIntroduction to New York <strong>St</strong>ate Regents standards for teaching and learning science and technology in grades 7-12.Developing instructional strategies that enable learners to achieve the benchmarks of these standards; curriculum basedassessment. Adaptation of instructional methods and materials, and enrichment for students with special learning needsand students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: EDSC 218, liberal artsscience course and admission to the teacher education program.EDSC 322 Social <strong>St</strong>udies Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 7-12 3 creditsFocus on New York <strong>St</strong>ate Regents standards for the secondary social studies curriculum, instructional strategies, criteriafor selection of historical texts appropriate for adolescents, curriculum based assessments, adaptation of instructionalmethods and materials to accommodate divers student needs. Integration of technology. Fieldwork required.Prerequisites: EDSC 218; admission to the teacher education program.EDSC 323 English Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 7-12 3 creditsFocus on New York <strong>St</strong>ate Regents standards for secondary English curriculum, instructional strategies, criteria for selectionof texts appropriate for adolescents, enhancing literacy and composition, assessment, adaptation of instructional methodsand materials to accommodate diverse student needs, curriculum based assessment, integration of technology. Fieldworkrequired. Prerequisites: EDSC 218; admission to the teacher education program.EDSC 324 Spanish Methods for Inclusive Classrooms 7-12 3 creditsFocus on New York <strong>St</strong>ate Regents standards for the foreign language curriculum, instructional strategies and materialsfor teaching Spanish to non-native speakers of this language; curriculum based assessment, adaptation of instructionalmethods and materials to accommodate diverse student needs, integration of technology. Fieldwork required.Prerequisites: EDSC 218; admission to the teacher education program.EDSC 326 Reading in Content Areas 3 creditsTeaching reading across the curriculum to adolescent learners in all content areas. <strong>St</strong>rategies for increasing comprehension;expanding word identification, vocabulary; and spelling; locating and using a variety of informational sources,including technological sources; using multiple genres; developing reading/writing /listening/speaking connections;responding to individual differences. Based on the New York <strong>St</strong>ate English Language Arts, standards and InternationalReading Association. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: EDSC 218; admission to the teacher education program.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 81


EDSC 327 Writing Across the Curriculum 3 creditsIntroduction to the writing process and to its implementation across all content areas in grades 7-12. Based on the NewYork <strong>St</strong>ate English Language Arts standards, the content includes the steps in the writing process, assessment formats,techniques for expository and narrative pieces; adapting methodology for special learners in inclusive classrooms and forlearners whose primary language is other than English; and utilizing technologies in the process. Fieldwork required.Prerequisites: EDSC 218; admission to the teacher education program.ENGLISHENG 099 Developmental English (3 CE)Basic writing skills necessary for work in credit bearing courses. Vocabulary, syntax, paragraph development, criticalthinking.ENG 100 Introduction to <strong>College</strong> Writing 3 creditsIntroduces the writing and thinking skills necessary to achieve success in a program of regular college study. Areascovered include: critical thinking, syntax, paragraph structure, and the clear and effective composition of college-levelessays. At the end of the course, students may receive consideration for exemption from English 101 and placementdirectly into English 102.ENG 101 <strong>College</strong> English 3 creditsEmphasizes the development of critical and analytical skills and the ability to write clear and effective college-level essays.Prerequisite: placement, ENG 099, or 100.ENG 102 Intermediate Composition 3 creditsEmphasizes the forms of writing required of students during their college careers and in their professional lives, with anemphasis on research skills. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 100 with approval of the Director of the Writing Program.ENG 175H English Honors I 3 creditsReadings and analysis of a number of works of fiction and non-fiction; poetry and drama drawn from great literatures ofthe world, East and West, ancient and modern. Library research. (Honors Program students only)ENG 176H English Honors II 3 creditsContinuation of ENG 175H. (Honors Program students only)ENG 201 Writing About British Literature 3 creditsRefines and enhances the skills of writing developed in English 101 and English 102 using a selection of representativeworks of important English writers. (Prerequisite: ENG 102)ENG 203 Writing About American Literature 3 creditsRefines and enhances the skills of writing developed in English 101 and English 102 using a selection of representativeworks of important American writers. (Prerequisite: ENG 102)ENG 205 Writing About World Literature 3 creditsRefines and enhances the skills of writing developed in English 101 and English 102 using a selection of representativeworks of important writers from all continents. (Prerequisite: ENG 102)ENG 207 Writing about World Mythology 3 creditsRefines and enhances the skills of writing developed in English 101 and English 102 by reading a selection ofrepresentative myths from a variety of cultures. (Prerequisite: English 102)ENG 208 Expository Prose 3 creditsAn advanced course in writing expository prose. The role of the writer as an interpreter of experience in the modernworld. Contemporary issues, critical thinking and narrative development. Prerequisite: ENG 102.ENG 211 Critical Methods 3 creditsAn introduction to critical thinking about literature. Required of all English majors, for whom this should be the firstcourse after completion of the freshman writing sequence. Prequisite: ENG 102 and one course from ENG 201, 203,205, 207 or 221.ENG 221 Major Literary Types 3 creditsThe forms and techniques of the major genres of literature: poetry, drama, short fiction and the novel. Representativeworks in the development of literature. (Prerequisite: ENG 102)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 82


ENG 232 Literature for Children 3 credits(Also offered as EDEL 232). Children’s literature and authors; literary criticism & awards,illustrations & artists; focus on the multicultural contributions to the genre.ENG 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.ENG 303 Development of Drama I 3 creditsClassical to mid-19th century.ENG 304 Development of Drama II 3 credits19th century to present.ENG 305 Shakespeare 3 creditsShakespeare’s major plays.ENG 307 The English Language 3 creditsThe development of the English language. The evolution of the language from Old English andMiddle English to its present day form.ENG 311 Creative Writing-Poetry 3 creditsA seminar/workshop for critical evaluation of individual student creative work in fiction.Assigned readings, individual conferences with instructor. Prerequisite: ENG 102.ENG 312 Creative Writing-Fiction 3 creditsA seminar/workshop for critical evaluation of individual student creative work in poetry. Assigned readings, individualconferences with instructor. Prerequisite: ENG 102.ENG 313 Chaucer 3 creditsThe Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, and other works.ENG 315 Seventeenth Century Literature 3 creditsPoetry, prose and drama of the 17th century.ENG 318 Eighteenth Century Literature 3 creditsPoetry, prose and drama of the 18th century.ENG 319 Late Modern Literature 3 creditsFrom Modernism to Post-Modernism.ENG 320 Milton 3 creditsMilton’s Paradise Lost and other poems.ENG 325 English Romanticism 3 creditsThe writers who shaped English literary history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.ENG 326 The Victorian Age 3 creditsThe techniques and leading ideas of the major poets and novelists of the mid-nineteenth century.ENG 327 <strong>St</strong>udies in Fiction 3 creditsAn examination of fiction as a genre, with examples drawn from Western and Non-Western literatures.ENG 342 Irish Writers 3 creditsIrish Literature from the eighth century A.D. to present.ENG 345 History of Comedy 3 creditsThrough a variety of textual examples (film, television, literature), this course will study the literary as well as the popularuses of humor and satire, and the development of the genre over time. We will also consider a number of theoreticalperspectives (for example, psychological and philosophical) which seek to explain and examine how comedy works.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 83


ENG 346 Feminist Interpretations of Literature 3 creditsA study of the complex variety of gender issues addressed by both male and female writersENG 351 African-American Writers 3 creditsRepresentative works in autobiography, poetry and the novel from the antebellum period to the 20th century.ENG 375H Themes in Western Culture 3 creditsThrough the close reading and written analysis of several works of European literature, the course will examine thecentral question of what it means to be human in Western culture and thought.ENG 376H The American ‘60s – Dallas to Watergate 3 creditsEach decade contributes its struggles toward greater understanding of the democratic ideal of government “of thepeople, by the people, for the people.” <strong>St</strong>udents will consider the 1960s in America viewed from a 40 yearperspective, through discussions of historical, literacy and sociological implications.ENG 377H America in Crisis-The Thirties 3 creditsThe course examines representative historical and literary works of and about the Great Depression years in Americaand the importance of the decade 1929-1939 in American History. <strong>St</strong>udents will evaluate how the major literary worksof this decade were a response to certain historical and political events.ENG 380 The English Novel 3 creditsThe English novel from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century.ENG 381 The American Novel 3 creditsThe American novel from the eighteenth century to the present.ENG 382 The Contemporary Novel 3 creditsThe novel in the English-speaking world from 1960 to the present.ENG 400 Special <strong>St</strong>udies 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.ENG 401 Modern Poetry 3 creditsMajor British and American Poetry from 1900 to 1950.ENG 402 Contemporary Poetry 3 creditsInternational poetry from 1950 to the present.ENG 410 Senior Seminar 3 creditsCritical discussions and research using literary theory, resulting in an undergraduate thesis. Required of all Englishmajors, for whom this should be the capstone course. Prerequisite: Eng 208, Eng 211, and at least three upper-levelEnglish courses, or permission of instructor.The following three credit courses are not scheduled during the catalog period but may be offered if student demand issufficient: ENG 303 Development of the Drama I; ENG 304 Development of the Drama II; ENG 352 Vietnam inAmerica/America in Vietnam (Also offered as SOC 352. See SOC 352 for description)FINANCEFIN 201 Principles of Managerial Finance 3 creditsThe principles and techniques of financial analysis for the non-financially oriented student; working capital management;fixed asset management and capital budgeting, breakeven analysis, ratio analysis, financial leverage, leasing and cost ofcapital. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.FIN 202 Investment Analysis I 3 creditsRecognition and analysis of the different types of securities and markets. Basic risk analysis and valuation are studied.Among the other topics studied are market indexes and returns, risk and diversification, stock and bond trading,derivative securities, portfolio management, and mutual funds. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 84


FIN 207 Personal Financial Management 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 207) See course description listed under BUSA 207.FIN 303 Principles of Corporate Finance 3 creditsThe methods used to attain corporate objectives through capital financing. The underlying principles and techniques ofequity financing, bond floatation, return on investments, cost of capital dividend policy, security underwriting, warrantsand options; mergers and acquisitions; corporate reorganization and liquidation. Prerequisite: FIN 201.FIN 305 Current Issues in Finance 3 creditsThe course deals with special topics in finance such as wealth accumulation and concentration, capital flows and capitalmobility, risk management, arbitrage, mergers and acquisitions, Hedging etc. The emphasis in these topics - to asignificant degree- will be dictated by the most important events and developments, as they occur, in the internationalfinancial markets and economies. Prerequisites: Math 101 or higher.FIN 329 International Finance 3 creditsTheories of international trade and international monetary systems. The effects of various factors on internationalfinance, including foreign exchange markets, capital markets, international financial institutions, investment criteria andinternational liquidity. Prerequisite: BUSA 202.FIN 411 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 creditsFactors related to the administration and management of assets and liabilities of financial intermediaries; commercialbanks and other savings institutions and their role as suppliers of short and long-term funds and their impact upon theeconomy in general. Prerequisites: FIN 201 and ECON 101.FIN 412 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management II 3 creditsTheory and techniques basic to control investment risks and to optimize investment returns. Security analysis,distribution of securities, regulation, and functional operation of the securities markets. Prerequisites: FIN 202.FIN 421 Financial <strong>St</strong>atement Analysis 3 creditsThe techniques used in the interpretation of financial and operating statements. Analysis of the profit and lossstatement, balance sheet, source and use of funds, profit plans and return on investment. Financial concepts such assolvency, quality of earnings, portfolio and leverage theory and analysis of financial analysis for use in managementdecision making. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.FIN 422 Mergers and Acquisitions 3 creditsIntegrated concepts, theories and functions involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Corporate multi-dimensionalcombination viewpoints found in strategic planning. Pre-merger planning, organizational change, tax considerations,antitrust problems, legal aspects, accounting procedures and post merger integration. Prerequisites: FIN 303.FIN 414 Public Finance is a three credit course not scheduled during this catalog period but may be offered if studentdemand is sufficient.FORENSIC SCIENCEFS 201 Forensic Science3 creditsThis course will review the basic applications of the biological, physical, chemical and behavioral sciences to thequestions of evidence and law. <strong>St</strong>udents will gain a basic understanding of the capabilities and limitations of forensicsciences as they are practiced. Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Prerequisites: Only students acceptedinto the third year of the forensic science program may enroll in this course.FS 405 Forensic Biology4 creditsThis course will review the identification and collection of biological evidence, and essential methods and basicapplications of forensic DNA analysis and serology using case studies and laboratory exercises. Three lecture hours andthree lab hours per week. Prerequisites: Only students accepted into the third year of the forensic science programmay enroll in this course.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 85


FS 407 Instrumental Methods of Analysis & Microscopy4 creditsThe theory and practice of experimental techniques and instrumental methods in both lecture and laboratory settings willbe taught in this class. Research skills such as scientific writing, handling data and the presentation of results will also bestressed. The theory and application of spectrophotometric methods, separation of mixtures by chromatography,spectrometry and microscopy will be presented. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Prerequisites:CHEM 402 and CHEM 301.FS 410 Summer Internship6 creditsThe internship must be completed during the summer of their junior year. A minimum of two hundred forty (240) hoursmust be completed to graduate. Prerequisites: Only students who have completed their junior year in the ForensicScience program are eligible to enroll in an internship.FS 415 Senior Seminar1 creditThis course will consist of guest speakers presenting various areas of forensic science, mock forensic science cases forstudents to solve utilizing material from previous coursework, exercises in expert testimony in a court of law, topics inforensic science research, and discussion of current cases in the news. <strong>St</strong>udents in the Forensic Science program arerequired to complete this capstone experience for their degree. Prerequisite: <strong>St</strong>udents must have completed their junioryear internship are eligible to enroll in this class.FRENCHFR 101 Conversational French I 3 creditsFor students with little or no previous experience in speaking French. Listening, speaking, reading, and writingemphasized.FR 102 Conversational French II 3 creditsFor students with some previous experience in French. A continuation of the communicative approach of FR 101.FR 200 Special <strong>St</strong>udies in French 3 to 6 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Various aspects of language, literature and civilization. To includestudy abroad and summer immersion programs.FR 201 Conversational French III 3 creditsFor students who wish to become fluent in the spoken and written language at an intermediate level. Cultural patterns ofFrance and its people.FR 202 Conversational French IV 3 creditsGreater proficiency in oral and written expression. Continuation of FR 201.FR 210 French Communication – Oral & Written I 3 credits(Intermediate Level). The study of the French language for oral and written expression.FR 211 French Communication – Oral & Written II 3 creditsA continuation of French 210.FR 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Sample topics: advanced literary studies, advanced grammaticalstudies.The following three credit courses are not scheduled during the catalog period but may be offered if student demand issufficient: FR 103 French Language & Culture in France & the Americas; FR 111 French for Business I; FR 112French for Business II; FR 225 Haitian/Creole; FR 301 Society, Literature & Culture in Contemporary France; FR 302French Literary Masterpieces I; FR 303 French Literary Masterpieces II; FR 306 Seventeenth Century; FR 307Eighteenth Century; FR 308 Nineteenth Century; FR 310; Advanced French Grammar and Composition; FR 317Haitian-American Culture in the United <strong>St</strong>ates; FR 401 The Modern French Novel; FR 406 Modern French Drama; FR407 Modern French Poetry; FR 450 Sociolinguistics.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 86


GEOGRAPHYGEOG 201 Human Geography 3 creditsInter-relations of people and their environment, geographic concepts of the character and arrangement of the majorphysical-biotic systems and their significance to people in their surroundings and daily existence.GEOG 202 Political Geography 3 creditsThe changing character of geopolitical patterns and concepts in world politics; the significance of geography in thestrategy of national and international affairs and the power aspect as a prerequisite for understanding contemporaryproblems.GEOG 300 Special Problems 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.GEOG 301 Economic Geography 3 creditsThe world’s distribution of the earth’s natural and human resources, their economic significance and impact on people,their daily life, economics, politics, and changing interrelationship with them.GEOG 302 Urban Geography 3 creditsThe demographic, economic, and planning aspects of geography in modern urbanization as a result of ever-increasingpopulation, growth of industry, mass transportation; basic problems of residential, commercial, and industrial complexesin a megalopolitan society in America.GEOG 320 Monsoon Asia 3 credits(Also offered as ECON 320. See ECON 320 for course description)GEOG 401 Geography of Latin America 3 creditsA geographic overview of Latin America including its natural resources, landscape evolution, and economic potentialsthat relates its past, present and future development to the changing world.GERONTOLOGYThe following three credit courses are not scheduled during this catalog period but may be offered if student demand issufficient: GRN 201 Introduction to Gerontology; GRN 210 Pre-Retirement Planning; GRN 215 Cross Cultural Patternsin Aging; GRN 300 Special Topics in Gerontology; GRN 400 Seminar in Gerontology; GRN 404 CoordinatingServices for the Elderly; GRN 410 Gerontology Practicum.HISTORYHIST 101 History of the United <strong>St</strong>ates I 3 creditsFrom the colonial period to 1865; emphasis on selected topics to comprehend their historical and contemporarysignificance on American life and tradition.HIST 102 History of the United <strong>St</strong>ates II 3 creditsFrom 1865 to the present; emphasis on selected topics to comprehend both their historical and contemporarysignificance on American life and culture.HIST 201 Modern Europe 1500-1848 3 creditsExamine major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments that affected Europe and the world. <strong>St</strong>udy thetransformation of Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. Includes an assessment of industrialization in Europe.HIST 202 Modern Europe Since 1848 3 creditsExamine the Industrial Revolution, origins of the two World Wars, rise of totalitarianism, the challenge of Soviet power,and the reconstruction of Europe. Explore Europe’s changing relationship with the world.HIST 205 <strong>St</strong>udies in Cultural HistoryOverview of multi-ethnic cultural history in US. Development of American culture; comparison with/contrast with otherAmerican (Western hemisphere) nations.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 87


HIST 300 Special Problems 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Prerequisite: may require permission of the instructor dependingon content. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 301 Problems in American/European/Non-Western History 3 creditsAn in-depth study of selected major problems for America/Europe/Non-West in an age of challenge and change.Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 303 Problems In American/European History 3 creditsAn in-depth study of selected major problems for America/Europe in an age of challenge and change; both internallyand in its relationship to the contemporary world; primary sources and interpretive material will be evaluated forbackground and significance. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 305 Colonial America 3 creditsAspects of intercolonial political, economic, social, and cultural patterns with emphasis on their impact on colonial societyin creating an American tradition significant to the present day. Prerequisite: a 300 level course in History.HIST 306 American Revolution 3 creditsThe American Revolution as a pivotal event in United <strong>St</strong>ates and world history; the termination of the colonialexperience and the formation of a new nation. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 307 The Rise of the American Nation 3 creditsThe Post Revolutionary Era, the evolution of the American Constitution, the early national period to the Jacksonian Era.Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 creditsAn appraisal of the causes of the war, its progress and aftermath; interpretations of historians as to its inevitability, itspolitical and military leadership, its legacy. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 311 Twentieth Century American Diplomacy 3 creditsAmerica’s role viewed from the historical perspective as a world power since 1892; the shift from isolationism tointernationalism and global responsibility; reappraisal of specific objectives and goals of foreign policy and changes inthe conduct of diplomacy to the present day. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 314 The 1960s 3 creditsAn examination of the politics, culture, and society of the period with emphasis upon the conflicts over cultural authorityand political legitimacy, between the forces of order, consensus, and containment of those of protest, resistance, andliberation. Topics will include the cold war, civil rights, the student movement, the Vietnam War, sexual liberationa ndthe counterculture. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 315 American Women’s History 3 creditsThe course surveys women’s struggles for suffrage and political rights, the conflicts between women of different classes,races, and generations, and the difficulties and opportunitites that have accompanied women's attempts to balance workand home life. Prerequisite: one 300-level course in History.HIST 320 Age of the Renaissance and Reformation 3 creditsThe intellectual, religious, and institutional developments as they affected these two separate and distinct movements inthe emergence of secular culture and religious reform. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 324 Immigrants in America 3 creditsExamine experiences of European and non-European immigrants. Explore reasons and implications of theirdisplacement and adjustment. Examination of immigrant perspectives and current debates about immigration andimmigrant experience. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 325 Hitler’s Germany 3 creditsExamine the reasons that led to the rise of Nazism. Examine Facist/Nazi ideology, examine the rise of Hitler,construction of a Total <strong>St</strong>ate. Explore how Nazi Germany functioned, and evaluate compliance and resistance againstthe Nazi regime. Prerequisite: a 100 and a 200 level course in History.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 88


HIST 340 Twentieth Century Latin America 3 creditsAn analysis of the background and development of Latin American history, society, and politics, particularly problemsrelating to stability and change, such as population pressures on existing political, economic, and social institutions, andthe contemporary revolution of rising expectations. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 343 History of China 3 creditsChinese history with emphasis on significant periods in the development of China; special attention to 1911 revolution,communist regime, China’s role in the modern world. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 344 Europe and Non-Western Areas 3 creditsThe relationship of Europe with the Non-Western world before and during the decline of imperialism; revolutionarymovements and emerging nationalism within Asia and Africa; European problems in former colonial areas. Prerequisite: a100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 346 Contemporary Africa 3 creditsThe complex historical and psychological forces of the past applied to the problems of the emerging nations achievingpolitical stability, economic viability and cultural identity; the future of the continent in world politics. Prerequisite: a 100or 200 level course in History.HIST 348 History of Russia 3 creditsHistory of the Russian Empire, the Bolshevik revolution and the establishment of a totalitarian regime under theU.S.S.R., the collapse of communism and its consequences. Prerequisite: a 100 or 200 level course in History.HIST 345 Colonial and Postcolonial VietnamFrom the French colonial experience to the United <strong>St</strong>ates’ intervention, this course brings together the histories ofcolonialism, nationalism, and anti-communism, using Vietnam as a focal point. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or 102 andHIST 201 or 202.HIST 400 Research Seminar 3 creditsResearch seminar required of history majors with focus on a selected problem area for intensive study. Prerequisite:Permission of instructor and two 300 level courses in history.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 89


HUMANITIESCourses with the Humanities’ prefix (HUM) are interdisciplinary in nature, and are offered by the Humanities Division atvarious times. HUM courses may also be accepted for credit in other disciplines with approval of the appropriateDivision Chair.HUM 201 Service In The Community 3 creditsOffer students a supervised experience in the activities of community organization and voluntary service. Courseprovides for an expression of civic responsibility while demonstrating how community agencies function in response tohuman needs.HUM 302 The Holocaust 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udy of diverse representations of the historical forces surrounding the Holocaust, and an opportunity to analyze anddiscuss selected literary works.ITALIANITAL 101 Conversational Italian I 3 creditsFor students with little previous experience in speaking Italian. Listening, speaking, reading and writing emphasized.ITAL 102 Conversational Italian II 3 creditsFor students with some previous experience in Italian and a continuation of the communicative approach of Ital 101.ITAL 200 Special <strong>St</strong>udies in Italian 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Various aspects of language, literature and civilization. To includestudy abroad and summer immersion programs.ITAL 201 Conversational Italian III 3 creditsFor students who wish to become more fluent in the spoken and written language at the intermediate level. Culturalpatterns of Italy and its people.ITAL 202 Conversational Italian IV 3 creditsGreater proficiency in oral and written expression. Continuation of Ital 201.ITAL 210 Italian Communication - Oral and Written 3 creditsDevelopment of the more intricate aspects of the Italian language, including the language/dialect distinction, for oral andwritten expression.ITAL 211 Communication in Italian 3 creditsFurther development in the use of oral and written Italian, as applied to academic study and to the real world.Appreciation of literature, music, and the fine arts; doing work in an Italian-language environment.ITAL 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Various aspects of language, literature and civilization. May includestudy abroad or summer immersion programs.MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSSee course descriptions listed under the same course number in the Computer Information Science section (CIS).MIS 101 Introduction to Data Processing 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 101)MIS 111 BASIC Computer Programming 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 111)MIS 207 Data <strong>St</strong>ructures 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 207)MIS 211 Software Topics 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 211)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 90


MIS 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.MIS 320 Programming with Assembler 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 320)MIS 325 Business Data Communication and Networks 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 325). This course provideds an introduction to the applications and infrastructure in networkedcomputing, providing information in the general application categories, hardware and software. This information isdirected toward making the right technological and organizational decisions in working with developers to design or acquireeffective computer telecommunication solutions. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or equivalent.MIS 330 Information Systems Theory and Practice 3 credits(Also offerd as CIS 330). Computer-based information systems to support organizational processes, the staffs, tools,and methodologies involved in their development and implementation, and the goals of the systems’ stakeholders.Prerequisite: one semester of a computer language.MIS 420 Database Analysis Design and Implementation 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 420). An introduction to theories and applications of database management. Topics include:physical storage, conceptual and external views, and implementation issues regarding traditional file manipulation as wellas database. Comparison of network, hierarchical and Relation databases with particular emphasis on the Entity-Relationship model and SGL query language. Prerequisites: one semester of a computer language and either CIS 320or MIS 330 or permission of instructor.MIS 430 <strong>St</strong>ructured System Analysis and Design 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 430)MIS 435 Theory of Operating Systems 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 435)MIS 440 Applied Software Development 3 credits(Also offered as CIS 440)The following three credit courses are not scheduled during this catalog period, but may be offered if student demand issufficient: MIS/CIS 202 COBOL Computer Programming and MIS/CIS 302 Advanced COBOL.MARKETINGMKT 102 Principles of Marketing 3 creditsThe process of creating and distributing goods and services in response to consumer wants and needs. Forecasting,target markets, consumer behavior, product mix, pricing, channels of distribution, selling, and market control.MKT 203 Fundamentals of Selling 3 creditsTechniques of personal selling as a major function within the marketing and promotional mix of a firm. Principles ofprofessional selling, communication and persuasion, planning, closing and presentation methods. Social, ethical andlegal sales issues reviewed. Prerequisite: MKT102.MKT 211 Consumer Behavior 3 creditsConsumer motivation, buying behavior, market adjustment and product innovation. Theories of consumer marketbehavior and producer’s reactions. Prerequisite: MKT 102 or permission of instructor.MKT 307 Sales Management 3 creditsFunctions of executives in charge of sales management activities and the motivation of sales force personnel towardachievement of objectives. The selection, supervision and training of sales force personnel; the methods used bycompanies to gain their share of the market and the interaction of the sales department with other departments withinthe enterprise. Prerequisite: MKT 102.MKT 317 Retail Management 3 creditsRole of the retailer. Types of retail establishments. Merchandising and store operation. Retail management techniquesessential to planning, organization, effective control and profitable operation. Prerequisites: BUSA 121 and MKT 102.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 91


MKT 325 International Marketing 3 creditsProduct policies, distribution, promotion, and pricing issues specific to global organizations. Planning, organization andcontrol of the international marketing function. Prerequisite: BUSA 202.MKT 330 Marketing on the Internet 3 creditsA three credit marketing elective which introduces students to using the internet as a marketing communicationsmedium. The course will focus on understanding and using this medium for marketing communciations functions, andwill include evaluating current sites, developing skills for writing web pages, and working to develop a business internetmarketing strategy and site. Prerequisite: MKT 102MKT 401 Marketing Management 3 creditsManagerial and operational problems involved in planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling a total marketprogram. Product development and distribution, promotional and pricing strategy. Prerequisites: BUSA 121 and MKT102.MKT 406 Marketing Research 3 creditsMarketing research as a tool of management. The data collection techniques of sampling, interviewing, field methods,questionnaire construction, and computerized data analysis. Application of these techniques to a variety of marketingproblems and discussion of alternate solutions. Prerequisites: BUSA 302, MKT 102, 211 and CIS 101.MKT 407 Services Marketing 3 creditsThe growth of services in the U.S. economy. Social, cultural, and economic forces that have turned the market placefrom product-dominated to service- dominated. Techniques, concepts, and methodologies that need to be addressed andadjusted to best serve the interests of service markets. Prerequisite: MKT 102.MKT 423 Advertising and Promotion 3 creditsPromotion and its history; its impact on society and the economy. Consumer and product research. Consumer responseand advertising appeals. The comparative effectiveness of the various media, agency management and operation.Prerequisite: MKT 102.MATHEMATICSMATH 098 Mathematics Workshop I 3CEA review of basic numerical and algebraic facts.MATH 099 Mathematics Workshop II 3CEMathematical skills for students with fewer than two years of high school mathematics preparation or who are otherwisedeficient in mathematics. A basic algebra course to prepare students for MATH 101.MATH 100 General Mathematics 3 creditsNumber systems, algebra (including polynomials, linear and quadratic equations), and analytic geometry. Course isdesigned for students with fewer than two years of high school mathematics. (Course offered only in the AssociateDegree program at the United <strong>St</strong>ates Military Academy at West Point.)MATH 101 <strong>College</strong> Algebra 3 creditsExponents and radicals, quadratic equations, logarithms, and graphing. (May not be used to satisfy requirements for anymath or science majors.)MATH 104 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 creditsPreparation for calculus. Curve tracing; algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions and theirinverses; elements of analytic geometry. (Not open to students who have completed MATH 202.)MATH 108 Quantitative Methods in Business and Social <strong>St</strong>udies 3 creditsMathematical background for modern business methods. Topics in both theory and application; sets, relations; linearand quadratic functions; equations, inequalities; matrices, determinants, linear programming; fundamental analyticalgeometry; permutations, combinations, probability.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 92


MATH 109 Applied Calculus 3 creditsSelected topics in calculus pertinent to the studies of life sciences and managerial and social sciences. Functions, limits,differentiation, integration, methods and applications of the differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 108or MATH 104 or their equivalent.MATH 102 <strong>College</strong> Algebra and Trigonometry 3 creditsExponents and radicals, quadratic equations, logarithms, and introductory trigonometry.MATH 120 <strong>St</strong>atistics 3 creditsA first course in statistics. Conceptual understanding and computational facility with applied statistics; the proper useand interpretation of statistical results. (Not open to business administration, psychology, or special education majors.)MATH 180 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 3 creditsDesigned for students planning to teach in grades K-6. Selective topics using problem solving techniques to exploreplace value, basic mathematical concepts governing operations with integers, fractions, decimals, percents, as well asthe interrelationship between numbers and geometry, patterns and mathematical models. Prerequisite: MATH 101 orabove or permission of the instructor.MATH 201 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4 creditsThe real number system; inequalities, absolute value, analytic geometry; functions; limits; derivatives and theirapplications. Prerequisite: MATH 104 or equivalent.MATH 202 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4 creditsThe definite integral; trigonometric and exponential integration; integration by parts, partial fractions and trigonometricsubstitutions; applications; improper integrals; vectors. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 201.MATH 203 History of Mathematics 3 creditsSelected topics from antiquity to present times. Contributions of different cultures to the field of mathematics will bediscussed. Prerequisite MATH 104 or equivalent.MATH 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.MATH 301 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4 creditsSequence, Taylor’s series, infinite series; partial differentiation; cylindrical and spherical coordinates; multiple integrationand applications, vector algebra, gradients. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 202.MATH 302 Linear Algebra 3 creditsLinear equations and matrices, vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, determinants, lineartransformations, eigenvectors, and diagonalization and orthogonality. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 202.MATH 303 Differential Equations 3 creditsFirst and second order; equations, techniques for solution and application, series solution; Laplace transforms.Prerequisite: MATH 301.MATH 304 Probability and Mathematical <strong>St</strong>atistics 3 creditsCombinatorics; pobability models, conditional probability and independence; discrete and continuous random variables;distribution functions and densities; moments; characteristic and moment generating functions; limit theorems.Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 202.MATH 305 Probability and Mathematical <strong>St</strong>atistics 3 creditsThe Gamma function; commonly used distributions and densities, point estimation, hypothesis testing, confidenceintervals and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 304.MATH 306 Vector Analysis and Partial Differential Equations 3 creditsLine intervals, vector calculus, Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Laplacetransforms, partial differential equations and applicarions in engineering. Prerequisite: MATH 302 and 303.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 93


MATH 308 Discrete Mathematics 4 creditsLogic, sets, Boolean Algebra, switching circuits, functions, recursion, graphs, trees, methods of proof and mathematicalinduction. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 201 or MATH 109.MATH 309 Discrete Math II 4 creditsThis course will cover order of complexity, recursion, recurrence relations, graph theory, probability, statistics, andmatrices. Emphasis is placed on providing a context for the application of mathematics within computer science.Prerequisite: MATH 308. (This course may not be used to satisfy a mathematics requirement for mathematics majors)MATH 350 Mathematics of Finance 3 creditsCompound interest, accumulated values; nominal and effective interest rates; annuities; present values; amortization;bonds. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or equivalent.MATH 351 Life Contingencies 3 creditsProbability, mortality tables, single life functions; net; premiums for life annuities and insurance benefits; reserves.Prerequisite: MATH 350.MATH 361 Numerical Analysis 3 creditsComputer arithmatic, solutions of non-linear equations; solving systems of linear equations, splines; numericaldifferentiation and integration; numerical solution of differential equations Prerequisites: MATH 301 and 302, oneprogramming language or the consent of the instructor.MATH 381 Operations Research 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 381. See BUSA 381 for course description)MATH 390 Modern Algebra 3 creditsGroups, subgroups, permutations, cyclic groups, isomorphisms, homomorphisms, rings, integral domains, fields.Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 201.MATH 401 Theory of Numbers 3 creditsDivisibility; distribution of primes; congruences; number-theoretic functions; primitive roots and indices; quadraticreciprocity; sums of squares. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in MATH 202.MATH 402 Geometry 3 creditsSelected topics from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Further topics in higher geometry as time permits.Prerequisite: MATH 308 or by permission of the instructor.MATH 405 Real Analysis 3 creditsThe real number system; sequences; limits and continuity; differential calculus; Riemann integrals; infinite series;sequence of functions. Prerequisite: MATH 301.MATH 407 Complex Analysis 3 creditsComplex numbers; functions of a complex variable; limits and continuity; analytic functions; complex integration;sequences and series; residue theory; conformal mappings. Prerequisite: MATH 301.MUSICMUS 201 Introduction to Music 3 creditsThis course emphasizes listening for the purpose of understanding a wide range of musical styles and cultures, rangingfrom ancient traditions to the present. The course examines music of numerous time periods both for its intrinsic valueas well as how it relates to culture, historical context, function with society, and political importance. Music is viewed asa universal phenomenon that is common to all cultures.MUS 204 Music Fundamentals 3 creditsMusic Fundamentals focuses on the basic rudiments of music, including rhythm, pitch, harmony and other elements. It isdevoted to the facilitation of learning these fundamentals through hands-on practice including improvisation, groupassignments, reading and writing music notation and listening analysis.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 94


MUS 210 Basics of Singing 3 creditsA practical introduction to singing based on a hands-on, workshop model. The course focuses on vocal technique,anatomy and physiology of the voice, how to practice, stage deportment and a historical overview of singing stylesthroughout history.MUS 220 Guitar Performance 3 creditsGuitar class is appropriate for complete beginners with no experience in music as well as intermediate players whowould like to sharpen their skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to learn fundamental guitarperformance technique as well as the historical and cultural development of the guitar as an instrument.MUS 300 Special Topics 3 creditsThese are selected specialized topics that may include: World Music, Music of South America, Afro-Pop Music, MusicTechnology and other courses that reflect contemporary topics in music making and consumption.MUS 301 Music of America 3 creditsThe course emphasizes listening for the purpose of deeper understanding of our American musical landscape in all of itsvariety. Additionally, it focuses on ways in which music has accompanied and influenced our collective development asa nation. American music as it relates to global influences, different cultures, politics, functionality, and intrinsicenjoyment are examined.MUS 303 The Development of Jazz 3 creditsThis course is an exploration of the historical, cultural, political, and musical origins of jazz. Jazz is one of the onlyuniquely American musical art forms and relates directly to our development as a nation after the Civil War years. TheDevelopment of Jazz explores the many faceted history of jazz and its relationship to culture, race relations and politicalinfluences. The course also explores jazz and its standing as an international phenomenon.MUS 401/402 Choral Singing1 creditEntails the practical application of choral singing techniques including voice production, basic music theory, sightsinging,ensemble performance and stage deportment. The enjoyment of singing will be emphasized as well as choralsinging as a life-long endeavor. Repertoire includes classical music from the choral literature as well as arrangements ofpopular vocal music. This course may be repeated for credit.PHILOSOPHYPHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 creditsFundamental issues in philosophy.PHIL 102 Logic and Critical Thinking 3 creditsMethods for distinguishing good from bad reasoning.PHIL 106 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 3 creditsThe development of philosophic thought from its origins in Greece to the end of the Middle Ages.PHIL 107 Philosophy of the Modern Era 3 creditsThe development of philosophic thought from the 17th to the mid 19th century.PHIL 109 History of Ethics 3 creditsThe main developments in the history of ethics from the Greeks to the present.PHIL 200 Special Problems 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Prerequisite: One philosophy course at 100 level or permission ofinstructor.PHIL 203 Philosophy of the Human Person 3 creditsDevelopment of themes concerning the nature of man such as determinism and materialism. Prerequisite: Onephilosophy course at 100 level or permission of instructor.PHIL 303 Philosophy of Religion 3 credits(Also offered as RELS 301). Development of the philosophical issues raised by religious belief such as the existence ofGod, the problem of evil, and the nature of faith. Prerequisite: One philosophy course at 100 level or permission ofinstructor.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 95


PHIL 310 Philosophy of Knowing and Being 3 creditsA study of the nature and scope of knowledge and of the nature of reality.Prerequisite: One philosophy course at 100 level or permission of instructor.PHIL 375 Ethical Choices for the 21st Century 3 creditsThe application of ethical theory and critical analysis in the establishment of well-reasoned personal positions on timelyissues. Among the topics to be considered are abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, justice, sexual morality, reversediscrimination and animal rights. (Honors Program students only)PHIL 376 Ethical Issues in the World Economy 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 376 and ECON 376.) Ethical implications of the global economy. The philosophical basis forcontemporary ethical theories and the application of ethical theories to moral decisions made in world economics.Ethical analysis of specific practices and cases in international business and industry and related governmental policies.(Honors Program students only)PHIL 402 Contemporary Philosophy 3 creditsDevelopment of major themes in the late 19th and 20th century philosophy such as pragmatism and the role oflinguistic analysis. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: One philosophy course at 100 level or permission of instructor.The following three credit courses are not scheduled during this catalog period but may be offered if student demand issufficient: PHIL 315 Bioethics; PHIL 308 Scholasticism; PHIL 401 Existentialism.PHYSICSPHY 201 General Physics I 3 creditsPrimarily for students in mathematics and the natural sciences. Fundamentals of motion, force, linear momentum, work,power, energy , gravitation, mechanics of rigid bodies, rotation, angular momentum, wave motion. Three lecture hoursand one recitation hour per week. Corequisite: PHY 211. Prerequisite: MATH 104 or equivalent.PHY 202 General Physics II 3 creditsThe fundamentals of sound, fluid mechanics, electrostatics, electricity, electrical circuits, magnetism, optics, and opticalinstruments. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour per week. Corequisite: PHY 212. Pre-requisite: “C” grade orbetter in Physics 201. Prerequisite: MATH 104 or equivalent.PHY 211 General Physics Lab I 1 creditLaboratory experiments which parallel topics in Physics 201. Two laboratory hours per week. Corequisite: PHY 201.PHY 212 General Physics Lab II 1 creditLaboratory experiments which parallel topics in Physics 202. Two laboratory hours per week. Corequisite: PHY 202.PHY 300 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.PHY 302 Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3 creditsIntroduction to relativity, atomic physics, discharge tube experiments; atomic models of Thompson, Rutherford, Bohr,photoelectric effect; black-body radiation; quantum theory; matter waves, and wave mechanics; properties of the nucleusand nuclear reactions. Prerequisites: “C” grade or better in MATH 201 AND 202 and PHY 201-202.PHY 303 <strong>St</strong>atics 3 creditsFirst half of a one-year sequence. Concepts of statics, including force systems, equilibrium conditions, simple structures,distributed forces. Shear and moments, friction and the concept of work, virtual work and stability. Prerequisite orconcurrent registration: “C” grade or better in MATH 202, PHY 202.PHY 304 Dynamics 3 creditsSecond half of a on-year sequence. Concepts of dynamics, including kinematics of particles, velocity and acceleration.Newton’s Laws of motion, momentum, work, kinetic energy, potential energy, central force fields, vibrations,resonance, dynamics of systems of particles, kinematics of a rigid body, dynamics of a rigid body. Prerequisite: PHY303.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 96


PHY 305 Materials Science 3 credits(Also offered as CHEM 305). Electron structure of atoms; atomic and molecular bonding; energy bands; crystalstructure; imperfections; noncrystalline solids; reaction rates; diffusion; transport phenomena - thermal conductivity,electrical conduction; metals, insulators, semi-conductors; magnetism. Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in PHY 201-202, CHEM 201-202.PHY 306 Electricity and Magnetism 4 creditsIntroductory aspects of electromagnetic theory. <strong>St</strong>atic electric fields, Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’ Law, electric potential,capacitance and dielectrics, electric current and resistance, Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law, Maxwell’s equations inintegral form, electromagnetic waves. Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Prerequisites: “C” grade orbetter in PHY 202 and MATH 202.PHY 307 Mechanics of Solids 3 creditsThe physical principles describing the behavior of solids under stress. Topics include stress, strain, torsion, bending,transverse loading, transformations of stress and strain, beam and shaft design, beam deflection, energy methods, andcolumn design. Prerequisite: PHY 303.PHY 308 Linear Networks 3 creditsBasic linear electrical circuits, theories and concepts. Signals and waveforms, network concepts, Kirchhoff’s laws, energyand power, phasors and steady-state analysis, resonance, filters. Prerequisites: “C” grade or better in MATH 202 andPHY 202.PHY 309 Biophysics 3 credits(Also offered as BIO 309). The applications of the laws of physics to principles and problems of the life sciences. Thephysics of living systems in statics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, sound, electricity, and atomic physics.Lecture course. Prerequisites: “C” grade or better in PHY 201 and 202.PHY 400 Independent <strong>St</strong>udy 1 - 3 creditsQualified students may, under the supervision of a faculty member, pursue independent study and/or research on selectedtopics of special interest to the student and the faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of Division Chair.POLITICAL SCIENCEPOLS 201 Contemporary American Politics 3 creditsBasic principles of the Constitution and how it governs American political life. The structure, organization, powers andfunctions of our national government and their impact both socially and economically on our established institutions.POLS 202 American Society and Politics 3 creditsThe role of political parties, pressure groups, public opinion, in our political process and contemporary society as theyaffect stability and change in our democratic society.POLS 203 American Presidency 3 creditsThe presidency with its present unparalleled significance. The role of the office in both domestic and world affairs. Theevolution of American presidency from the ratification of the Constitution to the present. The individuals who have heldthe position.POLS 204 The American Congress 3 creditsThe function of the Congress under the Constitution and the expanding legislative and non-legislative powers inresponse to a changing age; the role and responsibility of Congress to adjust to the political, economic, and sociologicalchanges in American society and international relations.POLS 211 Contemporary European Politics 3 creditsThe political, social and economic forces at work within the western European community since 1945; theredevelopment of western Europe since the war (1945) and the response to the Soviet threat. The European responseto the breakup of the Soviet Union and its control of Eastern Europe.POLS 300 Special Problems 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 97


POLS 301 Comparative Government 3 creditsCritical study of the political process and institutions of major powers, including Great Britain, the Commonwealth ofIndependent <strong>St</strong>ates (formally the Soviet Union), Germany, France and Japan; their interrelationship and relationship tothe United <strong>St</strong>ates; basic problems confronting each country internally and externally.POLS 302 Urban Politics 3 creditsThe nation’s urban areas and various reorganizational plans in the political process to meet the needs of thecontemporary technological society; their relationship to critical issues such as poverty, welfare, education, and urbanrenewal.POLS 312 The Politics of Modern Ireland 3 creditsNineteenth and twentieth century Ireland; the development of its political institutions, political parties, leadership andevents leading up to partition in 1921, and the sequence of events until the present day.POLS 332 Environment and the Law 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 332) Introduction to environmental laws and regulations, their applicability and enforcement,with the objective of increasing awareness of environmental problems and their application in decision making, utilizingethical, legal and business factors.POLS 350: Constitutional Law 3 creditsThe origin, growth, and contemporary role of the Supreme Court, the evolution of constitutional interpretation and thecontests over civil rights and liberties in our society today.POLS 401 American Political Thought 3 creditsSelected problems of political theories which have shaped the American nation in the representative writings ofAmerican political thinkers; their role in formulating the roots of contemporary political thought.POLS 402 International Politics 3 creditsInternational political behavior and patterns of conflict in international relations of the major world powers; thechallenge to long-accepted methods of international law implicit in international communism; the evolving conflict ofnational sovereignty vs. supra-national concept.POLS 410 Pre-Law or Government Service Practicum 3 or 6 creditsSupervised field experience in a variety of law or government service settings. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.PSYCHOLOGYPSYC 103 General Psychology 3 creditsPrinciples and practices of contemporary psychology. Learning, intelligence, motivation, emotion development andpersonality and social psychology.PSYC 201 Psychology of Adjustment 3 creditsThe concepts and principles of personal and social adjustment. Factors contributing to the varieties of normal andabnormal adjustment patterns.PSYC 205 Behavior Modification 3 creditsTheory and principles of behavior modification techniques and methods employed in the classroom, institutional andresidential settings. Practical application included. Critical examination of research. Prerequisite: Psychology 103.PSYC 206 Child Psychology 3 creditsMajor concepts and theories about childhood as a life stage of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth anddevelopment; issues and problem areas of childhood.PSYC 207 Introduction to Health Psychology 3 creditsApplication and contribution of psychological knowledge to problems of health and health care. The significance ofpsychological factors in the etiology, course and treatment of disease. The role of modern psychology in the preventionof disease and the maintenance and promotion of healthy behavior.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 98


PSYC 208 Adolescent Psychology 3 creditsMajor concepts and theories about adolescence as a life stage of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth anddevelopment; adolescent relationships with family, peers, and society; issues and problem areas of adolescence.PSYC 214 Sports Psychology 3 credits(Also offered as R/L 214. See R/L 214 for course description.)PSYC 215 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 215) The principles, theories and concepts of human resource management. The processes andinterventions at the individual, group and organizational levels that facilitate employee growth, productivity anddevelopment. Prerequisites: PSYC 103.PSYC 218 Introduction to Alcoholism and Substance Abuse 3 creditsBasic alcoholism/substance abuse information, gender/race/class issues in addiction, current research findings,prevention programs, education, intervention, evaluation and treatment issues, treatment approaches in individual groupand family counseling.PSYC 220 Human Relations 3 creditsThis is a student-centered course which will explore individual values as well as the values of society. Self-knowledge,sensitivity, and communication skills will be identified and developed. <strong>St</strong>udents will explore the writings of humanisticpsychology. Class participation and student interaction will be stressed greatly during this course.PSYC 222 Introduction to Eating Disorders 3 creditsHistory symptomology and treatment of eating disorders and related areas. The biological, psychoanalytic, behavioraland other theoretical perspectives.PSYC 300 Special Topics in Psychology 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology 3 creditsEtiology, symptoms, and treatment of major categories of psychopathology. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 302 Social Psychology 3 credits(Also offered as SOC 302). This is an upper-division course covering several topics in Social Psychology, including selfperceptionand the perception of others, attitudes and attitude change, group dynamics, attraction, prejudice, leadership,aggressive behavior, social influences, conformity, gender differences, and health psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 orSOC 201.PSYC 306 Personality Theory 3 creditsMajor approaches to personality development. Psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, behavioral, trait and humanisticapproaches. Various therapeutic methods. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 307 Psychological Testing and Assessment 3 creditsPrinciples of psychological and educational testing; use of standardized tests in evaluating individuals and groups; surveyof tests of intelligence, achievement, personality and interest. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 310 <strong>St</strong>atistical Methods in Psychology 3 creditsFundamental statistical procedures and their application to the analysis and interpretation of psychological and educationaldata. Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, normal and t-distributions, chi square and simpleanalysis of variance. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 and MATH 101; junior or senior standing.PSYC 311 Psychology of Women 3 creditsWomen and male/female differences from both a biological and psychological perspective; gender roles, male/femalerelationships, and problems confronting women in today’s society. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 313 Group Dynamics 3 creditsThe principles, theory and concepts of group behavior as provided by the study of major theorists. The dynamics ofgroup psychotherapy. Practical application of group principles. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 99


PSYC 316 Adult Development 3 creditsAdulthood, definited as beginning at age 21. Developmental stages of adulthood, maturity characeteristics, identity,interpersonal relationships, and social and professional changes through the adult years; physical and emotional aspectsof aging; death and dying. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 318 The Psychology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse 3 creditsAddictive disorders involving drugs and alcohol. The interrelationship between biological and psychological issues in thedevelopment of and recovery from addiction. Prerequisite: PSYC 103. Recommended : PSYC 218.PSYC 320 Psychology of the Physically Disabled 3 creditsThe emotional, psychological and social aspects of the individual with a physical disability. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 orthe equivalent. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 325 Positive PsychologyIn Positive Psychology, the focus is on building personal strengths and resilience, instead of dwelling on pathology. Thespecific characteristics of people with positive outlooks will be identified, along with strategies for cultivating andexperiencing authentic happiness and other positive emotional states. This course will examine the theoretical basisbehind the positive psychology movement, the extensive research in support of the model, and the many applications ofpositive psychology to everyday life. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 334 Counseling Techniques 3 creditsThe principles and methods of counseling. The value of various approaches and processes. Application of techniques inthe treatment of a variety of disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 340 History of Psychology 3 creditsThe development of the theory and methodology of psychology from its early philosophical roots. The origins ofcontemporary psychological trends. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.PSYC 342 Psychology of the Mentally Retarded 3 credits(Also offered as EDSP 342) The etiology and assessment of mental retardation, the adjustment of the mentally retardedto school, family, institution and community. Assisting the school age child in the classroom or the adult in a supervisedsetting. Prerequisite: EDSP 241.PSYC 345 Psychology of Literature 3 creditsA study of psychological themes and concepts in classic and contemporary literature. The use of literature in personalityassessment and psychotherapy will also be examined. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 and two other psychology courses.Recommended: PSYC 301 or PSYC 306.PSYC 375H Freud on Broadway 3 credits(Also offered as CA 375) The underlying themes and values, literary and psycho-social, in the dramatic discourse of fivemajor American playwrights: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Lillian Hellman and John <strong>St</strong>einbeck.The basic concepts of Freudian psycho-analytical theory as applied to significant characters in the selected plays.PSYC 401 Human Resource Management 3 credits(Also offered as BUSA 401. See BUSA 401 for course description.)PSYC 402 Psychoanalytic Theory 3 creditsMajor concepts of Freudian psychoanalysis and its three major contemporary developments; ego psychology, objectrelations theory, and self-psychology. Application of psychoanalytic principles to dreams, psychopathology,psychotherapy, and the arts. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 and three Psychology courses at the 300/400 level includingPSYC 306.PSYC 407 Physiological Psychology 3 creditsFundamental concepts of human physiology with emphasis on the interrelationship between physiological processes andhuman behavior. Emotional, psychopathological, and the more complex human functions. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 and310, and three psychology courses at the 300/400 level.PSYC 408 Deviant Behavior 3 credits(Also offered as SOC 408) Alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual deviancy and antisocial behavior. Etiology, personalitycharacteristics, methods of rehabilitation, social issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 103 or SOC 201.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 100


PSYC 409 Experimental Psychology 3 creditsDesign and evaluation of selected experiments in such areas as learning, thinking, motivation, and social behavior.Prerequisites: PSYC 103 and 310, and three psychology courses at the 300/400 level.PSYC 410 Psychology Practicum 3 creditsA senior level course involving supervised experience in mental health agencies, institutions, community residencies, researchinstitutes, rehabilitation centers, special educational settings, and psychiatric centers. Research paper under supervision ofPracticum Faculty. Prerequisites: Application to Division Chair will require overall GPA of 2.50 or better, Psychology GPA of2.75 or better, minimum C+ in PSYC 310 and PSYC 409, recommendations from two full-time psychology Faculty. Registerin Fall or Spring to insure adequate time for completion. May not be offered during winter or summer sessions.PSYC 411 Internship: Alcohol/Substance Abuse 6 creditsA six-credit course for senior level students completing the specialization in Alcohol/Substance Abuse coursework withinthe major in Psychology. Placement in a field location specializing in the treatment of alcohol/substance abuse disorders.Research papers (2) under supervision of Internship Faculty. Prerequisites: Application to Division Chair will requireoverall GPA of 2.50 or better, Psychology GPA of 2.75 or better, minimum C+ in PSYC 310 and PSYC 409,recommendations from two full-time psychology Faculty. Register in Fall semester to insure adequate time forcompletion. Will not be offered during winter or summer sessions.RECREATION AND LEISURER/L 101 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure 3 creditsSocial, psychological, historical and economic influence on the role of therapeutic recreation, recreation, play, andleisure in contemporary American society. Trends and scope of the American recreation movement. The forces andfactors affecting therapeutic recreation, play preferences, practices, and behavior. An introduction to the field oftherapeutic recreation and leisure studies and a general leisure education course for non-majors.R/L 103 Health and Physical Fitness 3 creditsThe importance of maintaining one’s physical well-being. <strong>St</strong>rategies for teaching behavioral interventions, methods ofcalculation of caloric intake and the relationship of exercise to health and physical fitness.R/L 120 Sports in America 3 creditsThe social context of sports. The impact of sports on players, coaches, parents of athletes, owners and managers ofteams, officials, writers, spectators, etc.R/L 201 Recreation Activities: Methods and Materials 3 creditsCurrent methods for leading recreation programs with all ages and populations. Programming, music, drama, dance,active games, special events and groups, outdoor recreations and social activities in a variety of settings.R/L 202 Coaching: Principles and Procedures 3 creditsPrinciples of coaching assimilated from sports psychology, sports pedagogy, and sports physiology. The history ofcoaching, comparing and contrasting a variety of techniques, theories, and philosophies.R/L 214 Sports Psychology 3 credits(Also offered as PSYC 214) An introduction into the study of sport and sport related behavior from the psychological perspective.The history of sports psychology; the methods of inquiry used in the study of sports and sport related behavior; the behavior,motivation, personality and performance of the individual within the context of sport participation. Prerequisite: PSYC 103.R/L 300* Special Topics in Recreation and Leisure 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.R/L 301* Leadership and Supervision of Recreation 3 creditsGroup processes, leadership & supervision in recreation. Analysis of leadership techniques, methods and styles.Fundamental supervisory and personnel management functions. Prerequisite R/L 101 or permission of instructor.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 101


R/L 302* Therapeutic Recreation for Special Populations 3 creditsAn overview of the scope of recreation services provided in institutions, medical centers, rehabilitation and communitysettings for individuals with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. Characteristics of disabilities, disablingconditions, terminology, legislation, advocacy, and programming. Fieldwork of 45 hours required. Prerequisite R/L101 or permission of instructor.R/L 305 Sports Management 3 creditsThe essential elements of administration and management of physical education and athletic programs. Organizing andstructuring a school or other organization to achieve the objectives of physical education and athletics. Management functionssuch as personnel management and supervision, program development, facility management, fiscal and budget management,the purchase of supplies and equipment, legal liability, public relations and office management. Prerequisite: R/L 101.R/L 306 Leisure Education 3 creditsLeisure education philosophies, concepts and models, and strategies. Counseling and helping techniques, service system development,research and trends as they pertain to overall leisure life-style enhancement. Prerequisite: R/L 101 or permission of instructor.R/L 309 Therapeutic Recreation in Gerontology 3 creditsThe aging process and the illness and disabilities experienced by aging persons. <strong>St</strong>udents will explore the many issuessurrounding the question; how does therapeutic recreation benefit the emotional and social wellbeing of the older individual insociety today. Analysis of information on lifelong, adult-onset and traumatic illnesses and disabilities experienced by agingpersons. Direct client contact in the field work component to the course. <strong>St</strong>udents will be required to complete no less than45 hours in an approved therapeutic recreation setting. Competence in the areas of assessment, program design andtherapeutic intervention will be developed and demonstrated. Prerequisite R/L 101 or permission of instructor.R/L 344 Therapeutic Recreation: Methods, Materials, and Process 3 creditsThis course is designed to develop techniques, methods, philosophy and skills in Therapeutic Recreation. Throughclassroom and practical application, students are provided opportunities to explore methods and materials used on T/Rprogramming. Application to group interactions, leadership, and related intervention techniques will be explored.Prerequisite R/L 101 or permission of instructor.R/L 401* Organizing/Administering Recreation & Leisure Services 3 creditsThe administration of recreation and leisure services, including marketing and public relation techniques, financialfacility, and personnel management. Theories and principles of management. Prerequisite: For majors in LeisureManagement, R/L 301. For majors in Therapeutic Recreation, permission of instructor.R/L 402* Therapeutic Recreation: Principles and Practices 3 creditsAn advanced course in therapeutic recreation, focusing on comprehensive program planning and evaluation, thetherapeutic recreation process, and activity analysis. Prerequisites: R/L 302.R/L 403* Therapeutic Recreation Techniques 3 creditsThe application of therapeutic recreation techniques to the clinical situation. Establishing a professional helpingrelationship through effective communication skills. Prerequisite: R/L 302.R/L 407 Research Methods in Therapeutic RecreationThis course is intended to provide students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation with a basic overview of the techniquesfor conducting both qualitative and quantitative research in a clinical setting. The course focuses on the basic concepts,principles, and methods used in therapeutic recreation research from idea formulation through data collection, analysisand interpretation. Prerequisite: R/L 302 , R/L 309, R/L 402 and no less than 3 Psychology coursesR/L 410* Recreation and Leisure Practicum 3 creditsSupervised experience in a professional setting. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; R/L 101, 201, 301, 302, 401and permission of instructor.R/L 411* Internship in Therapeutic Recreation 9 creditsThe assignment of 500 hours, consecutively experienced at one agency with supervision by a Certified Recreation Therapist.Meets requirements for certification by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Prerequisites: R/L 101, 201,301, 302, 402 and permission of instructor. Register no later than Fall of senior year. Not offered during summer sessions.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 102


R/L 412 Sports Management Internship 6 creditsThe practicum is designed to offer a variety of opportunities in which to apply recreation techniques, sportsmanagement techniques and administrative skills in a school and after school setting. This field placement experiencebuilds upon each individual’s knowledge and skills as it integrates competencies of the program with both individual andprofessional needs. Participants are required to complete 240 hours of fieldwork in an approved setting.*These courses often require practical fieldwork outside of the classroom.RELIGIOUS STUDIESRELS 101 Introduction to Religion 3 creditsA study of the origins and causes of religious expression. Sociological, psychological, and theological resources will beexamined and tested in context of the great world religions.RELS 103 Old Testament 3 creditsThe background, content, and methods of study of the books of the Hebrew Scriptures.RELS 104 New Testament 3 creditsThe background, content, and methods of study of the books of the New Testament.RELS 200 Special Problems 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.RELS 201 Early and Medieval Christian Thought 3 creditsDevelopment of the central concepts of Christianity from the apostolic era to the end of the medieval period.RELS 202 Christian Thought in the Modern Era 3 creditsDevelopment of the central concepts of Christianity in the modern era from the renaissance and reformation to thetwentieth century.RELS 204 Jews and Judaism: A History 3 creditsA history of Jews and Jewish civilization from Biblical times to the present. Both primary and secondary source materialwill be analyzed using various tools of historical interpretation.RELS 208 Contemporary Jewish Beliefs and Practice 3 creditsA study of the beliefs and practices of Judaism today. What Jews believe and how they put their beliefs into practice willbe emphasized. The life cycle, holiday cycle, and ethical teachings, and the importance of the Holocaust and Israel inmodern Jewish life and thought will be highlighted.RELS 209 American Judaism Today 3 creditsThe story of the Jews in America, their history and beliefs. Where the American Jewish community finds itself at theend of the twentieth century will be discussed. The interweaving of history, sociology, economics, politics, and theologywill be explored.RELS 212 Religion in America 3 creditsDevelopment of the various religious groups in the United <strong>St</strong>ates and their effect on American social and cultural life.RELS 220 Religions of the West 3 creditsThe religious thought of the West: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.RELS 221 Religions of the East 3 creditsThe religious thought of India and China: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.RELS 300 Contemporary Religious Issues in America 3 creditsThis course explores the creative forces that have shaped American religion and examines the challenges that confrontthe religious community today.RELS 301 Philosophy of Religion 3 credits(Also offered as PHIL 303. See PHIL 303 for course description)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 103


RELS 401 Christian Ethics in Contemporary Society 3 creditsThe meaning of Christian ethics with special reference to contemporary problems. Prerequisite: RELS 101 orpermission of the instructor.RELS 408 Contemporary Christian Theology 3 creditsThe doctrines of the Christian creed in the perspective of contemporary theology. Prerequisite: RELS 101 orpermission of the instructor.SCIENCESCI 101 The Development of Physical Science 3 creditsFor the non-science major. The historical development of physics and astronomy from the ancient Greeks andBabylonians through the present century. Offered occasionally.SCI 102 Chemistry in Our World 3 creditsA non-scientist’s understanding of chemists, their work, and how chemistry affects the whole of society.SCI 120 Exploring Physical Science 3 credits<strong>St</strong>udents discover for themselves some basic principles of physics through hands –on experiments in the classroom. Forthe non-science major but especially suited for future elementary school teachers.SCI 121 Exploring Biology and Earth Science 3 creditsAn activities-based introduction to biology and earth science. The biology content includes the asis of life and biologicalprinciples including the scientific method, principles related to diversity and classification, characteristics of the fivekingdoms and three domains, reproduction and life cycles of various organisms, genetics, biotechnology, and majorecological concepts. The earth science content will focus on an introduction to astronomy, basic atmospheric andweather phenomena, properties of rocks and minerals, and changes in the earth including formation and naturaldisasters. For non-science majors only. Three lecture hours per week.SCI 200 Special Topics 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.SCI 376H Science, Technology and Cultural Development 3 creditsGreat ideas from the beginning of science and invention to the cutting edge of contemporary theoretical thought incosmology, time, relativity and the search for a grand unifying theory. Past and present scientific discoveries and themutual interaction of scientific and cultural evolutions. (Honors Program students only)SOCIOLOGYSOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3 creditsThe fundamental concepts of the discipline, its scientific method, and its application to human behavior. Change in theindividual’s relationship to society including social role and interaction, social stratification, group and power relations,and relations between institutions.SOC 202 Sociology of Family Life 3 creditsFamily life in America from a comparative and historical perspective. The variations in different societies. The family asa social institution, changing attitudes, values and external social conditions, new perspectives on such problems ascourtship, marriage, parenthood, conflict of values in family planning and the single parent family.SOC 203 Ethnic Groups in American Society 3 creditsThe role and influence of major racial and ethnic groups in American life and thought; emphasis on contemporaryproblems of conflict, adjustment and social change affecting American society.SOC 204 American Social Movements 3 creditsTwentieth century movements as agents of significant social, political, artistic and intellectual change.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 104


SOC 205 Social Problems 3 creditsThe nature, causes and consequences of prevalent social issues within modern society. The major contemporary framesof reference used to study and analyze social problems.SOC 206 Violence in America 3 creditsThe historical, social, economical, political, and psychological factors that underlie violence in American life.SOC 300 Special Topics in Sociology 3 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering.SOC 301 Urban Sociology 3 creditsContemporary urbanization and urban ways of life; social psychology of city life and the social problems inherent in therapid growth and decline of urban neighborhoods, spatial patterns and shifts of residential distribution of racial, ethnicand income groups.SOC 302 Social Psychology 3 credits(Also offered as PSYC 302. See PSYC 302 for course description.)SOC 303 Law and Society 3 credits(Also offered as CJ 303. See CJ 303 for course description.)SOC 304 Social Work In Today’s World 3 creditsSocial work as a profession today. Social work, its history, nature and scope; family casework, psychiatric social work,children’s services, court and medical social work, social work in correctional settings, public assistance, social groupwork, community organization. Field visits to social agencies.SOC 310 Sociology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse 3 creditsAlcoholism//substance abuse from a sociological perspective, its impact on culture, religion, the individual, family,special groups, the law and industry. Society’s approaches to address this impact. Prerequisite: PSYC 218.SOC 352 Vietnam in America/America in Vietnam 3 credits(Also offered as ENG 352.) The Vietnam war and its impact on the Vietnamese and American culture.SOC 405 Research Methods in Social Science 3 credits(Also offered as CJ 405). Research techniques, research designs, data collection procedures and causal inference.Prerequisite: junior or senior status. Should be taken no later than fall of senior year.SOC 408 Deviant Behavior 3 credits(Also offered as PSYC 408. See PSYC 408 for course description.)SPANISHSPAN 101 Conversational Spanish I 3 creditsThis introductory course in Spanish emphasizes oral and written communication. We stress all aspects of languagelearning: <strong>St</strong>udents learn recognition through listening and reading exercises, and self-expression by means of speakingand writing. Spanish 101 is the first half of a year-long course. This is a fast-paced, active class in which each and everystudent must participate.SPAN 102 Conversational Spanish II 3 creditsThis is a continuation of the introductory course Spanish 101. It emphasizes oral and written communication andstresses all four language skills. <strong>St</strong>udents learn recognition through listening and reading exercises, and self-expressionthrough speaking and writing. As before, the second half of the introductory sequence is a fast-paced, active class inwhich all members of the group are expected to participate.SPAN 200 Special <strong>St</strong>udies in Spanish 3 to 6 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. Various aspects of language, literature and civilization. To includestudy abroad and summer immersion programs.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 105


SPAN 201 Conversational Spanish III 3 creditsThis is an intermediate level Spanish class, a third semester in the normal college-level sequence. It is intended to fill theneeds of those students who have successfully completed the equivalent of a first-year college course or two years ofhigh school Spanish and help them to develop their communicative ability while reviewing and expanding basicstructures and vocabulary. As linguistic skills are reinforced , so is cultural awareness. The course is the first half of ayear-long sequence.SPAN 202 Conversational Spanish IV 3 creditsThis is the second part of the intermediate level Spanish class, a fourth semester in the normal college-level sequence. Itis intended to fill the needs of those students who have successfully completed the equivalent of a year and a half ofSpanish, and help them to develop further their oral and written communicative ability as we review and expandgrammatical patterns and vocabulary. Cultural knowledge and awareness are reinforced by means of exposure to the art,history, and geography of the Spanish-speaking world.SPAN 210 Spanish Communication - Oral & Written (Intermediate Level) 3 creditsThe study of the Spanish language for oral and written expression. Required of all majors.SPAN 211 Spanish Communication II 3 creditsA continuation of SPAN 210 with an introduction to representative short literary works.SPAN 300 Special Topics 3 to 6 creditsOffered occasionally. Topics vary with each offering. This course may include: upper level courses, study abroad, orsummer immersion programs. Offered on demand.The following 300 and 400 level Spanish courses are conducted in Spanish:SPAN 302 Highlights of Spanish Literature I 3 creditsA study of selected major works of Spanish literature, in various genres, from the earliest significant literarymanifestations up to and including masterpieces of the Golden Age. The course will provide textual analysis,interpretation, and an overview of Spain’s cultural, political, and social history as a background against which theseworks were created. All work is done in Spanish.SPAN 303 Highlights of Spanish Literature II 3 creditsA study of selected major works of Spanish literature, in various genres, with a concentration on the period followingthe Golden Age to the present (18th to 20th centuries). The course will provide textual analysis, interpretation, and anoverview of Spain’s cultural, political, and social history as a background against which these works were created. Allwork is done in Spanish.SPAN 305 Contemporary Spanish Drama 3 creditsA study of selected dramatic works created in the interval between the flowering of the Generation of ’98 and our owntime, with emphasis on the evolution of Spanish theatrical traditions, and the innovations in subject matter, languageand technique of individual playwrights.SPAN 306 Great Spanish Poets 3 creditsA study of selected masterpieces of Spanish poetry, with attention to the development of various forms from the earliestepic and lyrical examples, through the Renaissance and the best Romantic poetry. Emphasis is placed on thedevelopment of modern poetry from the end of the nineteenth century to our time.SPAN 307 Nineteenth Century Realism 3 creditsThe poetry, novel, and theatre of the Spanish romantic, “costumbrista” and “realista” literature of the 19th centurystudied.SPAN 312 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature 3 creditsSelected poetry, essays, and short stories from leading Spanish American authors, with emphasis on the 19th and 20thcenturies.SPAN 313 The Short <strong>St</strong>ory in Spanish America 3 creditsNinetenth and twentieth century Spanish American culture and ideals as seen through the short story.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 106


SPAN 314 The Contemporary Spanish Novel 3 creditsA study and interpretation of the Spanish novel since the Civil War through close reading of representative works.Analysis of the novels’ (socioeconomic and historical-philosophical contexts and the interplay between those contextsand the evolution of the genre itself.SPAN 316 The Cultural Heritage of Spanish America 3 creditsAn analysis of the cultural and linguistic characteristics of Latin America. Outstanding literary figures will also bediscussed.SPAN 319 The Novel in Spanish America 3 creditsA close study of the major novels by writers from Spanish America, with an emphasis on contemporary masterpiecesthat have greatly influenced the novel in English: e.g., works by Cortazar, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, and Isabel Allende.SPAN 320 Spanish Thought Through the Ages 3 creditsA study of selections from major works of Spanish literature, in various genres, but with a concentration on the essayand the narrative. The course will provide analysis and interpretation of texts, and an overview of Spain’s philosophical,political, and social history as a background against which these works were created and to which their authorsresponded. All work is done in Spanish.SPAN 345 The Cultural Heritage of Spain 3 creditsThe historical and geographical background of Spain, the diverse peoples who influenced the language, literature andcustoms of the country.SPAN 401 Drama of the Golden Age 3 creditsThe study of the Comedia, an outstanding body of dramatic works produced during the Golden Age of Spanishliterature and a unique contribution to the development of Western drama. This course offers an exploration of thehistorical and social framework that was both reflected in and influenced by this vital and wholly conventionalized literaryphenomenon. <strong>St</strong>udents will learn about the theater of Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, and their respective“schools.” They will explore the universal theme of “Life is a Dream” and the rich Spanish heritage of the “Don Juan”myth.SPAN 402 Cervantes and The Quijote 3 creditsA careful reading and interpretation of the first modern novel and one of the masterpieces of world literature, viewed inthe context of its author’s innovative vision of the role of fiction and against the background of a world power that hasbegun to lose its luster.SPAN 404 The Generation of ’98 3 creditsThe writings of members of the Generacion del ’98 -- essays, poetry, plays, novels -- have had profound and farreachingconsequences for the intellectual and political lives in 20th century Spain itself and in Latin America as well. Inthis course, major works by Unamuno, Azorin, Machado, Valle-Inclan, Baroja, and Ortega y Gasset are studied andinterpreted, and the contributions of this generation to the reinvigoration of Spanish creative genius are evaluated.ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGESTAC 101 Orientation to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> 1 creditA review and enhancement of study skills, career and academic planning, and interpersonal competence necessary forcollege success. Pass/Fail.AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (AFROTC)By agreement with the Air Force and Manhattan <strong>College</strong>, STAC students are eligible to join the Air Force ROTCprogram at Manhattan <strong>College</strong>. Consult Registrar.101/102 The Air Force Today 1 credit**201/202 The Development of Air Power 1 credit**The two semester course sequence examines the role of the Air Force in the contemporary world by studying the totalforce structure, strategic offensive and defensive forces, general purpose forces, and aerospace support forces. Thecourses include the development of air power from dirigibles to balloons through the Vietnam conflict.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 107


301/302 Air Force Management and Leadership 3 creditsAn integrated management course emphasizing the individual as a manager in the Air Force. The individual motivationaland behavioral processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics are covered to provide a foundation for thedevelopment of the Junior Officer’s professional skills as an Air Force officer. The basic management processes involvingdecision making, utilization of analytic aids in planning, organizing, communicating, and controlling in a changingenvironment are emphasized as necessary professional concepts. Organizational and personal values management offorces in change, organizational power, politics, and managerial strategy and tactics are discussed within the context of themilitary organization. Actual Air Force cases are used to enhance the learning and communication processes.401 National Security Policy Process 3 creditsThis course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force Doctrine.Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession and civilian control of the military.402 Preparation for Active Duty 3 creditsContinuation of ROTC 401. Emphasis on military justice, officership, current issues affecting military professionalism,and preparation for active duty.** These credits may not be considered part of the 120 degree credits.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 108


THE COLLEGE COMMUNITYTHE BOARD OF TRUSTEESBrother David Carroll, FSC, Ph.D., ChairLanny S. Cohen, Vice ChairDr. Eileen Clifford, O.P., Secretary, ‘60Dr. Barbara Azarian-McCulloughPatricia Boggia Magee, ‘68Frank J. Borelli, Sr.Carl CapuanoDr. John J. Casazza, Jr.James DonaghyJohn J. FergusonDr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick, S.C., PresidentDr. James Freeman, Jr.Kevin HallinanDr. Ursula Joyce, O.P., ‘58<strong>Thomas</strong> G. LeahyCharles MaikishJoseph McSweenyDr. Catherine Moran, O.P.Dr. Patricia A. Murphy, ‘77Denis O’LearyPatrick O’MalleyFrank G. PersicoDonald J. RileyDr. Mary B. RitcheyDr. Margaret Ryan, O.P., ‘58Avinash SharmaDr. William R. Sichol, Jr.Dr. Maryann Summa, O.P., ‘65Jacques TortoroliTrustees EmeritiDr. James G. CostelloJohn D. KerinDr. Gerald R. KnuevenDr. John LawlerDr. Charles F.X. PoggiTHE PRESIDENT’S COUNCILWilliam Madden, ’81, ChairBr. Michael J. Harlan, OFM, ’78, Co-ChairVincent AbbatecolaRobert Baumgartner, ‘80Frank Borelli, Jr.James N. Bovino, ‘99Jack (John) BrennanDaniel CastrillonDr. Robert M. Cenenello, DPMTimothy Connolly, ‘75Vincent Crapanzano, ’84, ‘00Michael D’Antoni, ‘80<strong>St</strong>even DeGroat, ‘76Vincent DeLucia, ‘87Anthony DiPillaKen DonnAnne DoniniMary Duffy, ‘82Kevin P. Duignan, '75, ‘06Dr. L. John DurneyDr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick, S.C., PresidentJames Hanley, ‘79Sr. Elizabeth Hasselt, O.P., ‘65Donald H. HazeltonHoward HellmanGeorgine HydeLynn Kerrigan, ‘93George KopacElizabeth Lavin, ‘78Barry LewisScott LiebertRobert Maestri, ‘90Marie ManningSr. Una McCormack, O.P.Michael J. Monahan, ‘74Bernard Nicolosi, '86Rudy Nolfo, ‘98Daniel O’Kane, Jr. ‘79James C. PattersonHarold J. PetersonMatthew RandDonna RileyDr. Jose RodriguezJean Santora, ‘77Frank SirianniLeslie SkaePeter Unanue, ‘90Richard VillariJohn R. Viviani, '96Gerard J. Vyskocil, Jr.Gen. Robert Winzinger<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 109


OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND ASSISTANTSTHE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTMargaret M. Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D.Anne Donini, B.A.Linda LoRe, B.S.PresidentSpecial AssistantExecutive Office AssistantTHE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRSL. John Durney, Ed.D. Provost & Vice President for Academic AffairsMary Gilmour, B.S.Administrative AssistantOffice of Academic ServicesMichael McManus, M.S.Moisés Jiménez, M.P.A.Faride Rodriguez, B.A.Helene MoiseyevChristine GillespieOffice of Academic AdvisementAndrea Kraeft, M.A.Toni Horton, B.S.DirectorDirector, Academic Development/Assistant Director, HEOPAcademic Advisor, HEOPOffice AssistantOffice Assistant, Academic DevelopmentDirectorOffice AssistantThe Division Offices of the <strong>College</strong>The Division of Business AdministrationMichael Murphy, M.B.A.Alan Colsey, M.S., M.B.A.Ann Marie DudekLinda HaydenThe Division of the HumanitiesRobert Murray, Ph.D.Sandra Mardenfeld, M.A.Carl Rattner, D.A.Carol Lagstein, M.S.W.Rachel Golland, M.Ed.Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, B.S.Ed.The Division of the Natural Sciences and MathematicsMary Ellen Ferraro, Ed.D.Paula HughesThe Division of the Social Sciences<strong>St</strong>acy Kinlock Sewell, Ph.D.Monica CaselliThe Division of Teacher EducationMeenakshi Gajria, Ph.D.Laura Carney, M.B.A.Robert Searson, Ed.D.Christine Markham, M.A.Margo Furst, Ph.D.Joan Beairsto, O.P., Ed.D.Loretta HeimChairDirector, M.B.A. ProgramDivision Office AssistantProgram Office Assistant, M.B.A. ProgramChairAssistant to the ChairDirector, Azarian-McCullough Art GalleryDirector, Art Therapy ProgramDirector, The Writing ProgramDivision Office AssistantChairDivision Office AssistantChairDivision Office AssistantChairDivision Office CoordinatorDirector, Marie Curie Math & Science CenterDirector, Clinical ExperiencesDirector, Graduate Education ProgramCoordinator, M.S.T. ProgramProgram Office Assistant, Graduate Education Program<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 110


Honors ProgramSusan Marell, Ph.D.Institutional AssessmentBarbara Ward Klein, Ed.D.Institutional Research, Program DevelopmentXiangping Kong, Ed.D.Tracey NowakPhyllis Favre, A.A.S.Instructional and Administrative TechnologyJohn Edel, J.D.The Lougheed LibraryMary Anne Lenk, M.L.S.<strong>St</strong>anley Ploszaj, M.A., M.L.S.Nancy Cosgrove, M.A.L.S.Kenneth Donohue, M.L.S.Virginia Dunnigan, M.L.S.Mary CollinsBernadette <strong>St</strong>adnickElizabeth NicholsonMarcia Kumitz, M.L.S.Andrea DeRosa, B.A.DirectorDeanDirectorCoordinator, West Point ProgramRecords Analyst/Office AssistantDeanDirector of Library ServicesLibrarian, Systems, <strong>Catalog</strong>ing & Technical ServicesLibrarian, Head of Serial ServicesLibrarian, Head of Reference & Information ServicesLibrarian, Internet, Reference & Interlibrary Loan LibrarianOffice AssistantSenior Library Assistant/Circulation TechnicianSenior Library Assistant/CirculationLibrary Assistant/CirculationLibrary Assistant/CirculationThe Pathways Program for Selected <strong>St</strong>udents with Learning DisabilitiesRichard F. Heath, Ph.D.DirectorAmelia DeMarco, O.P., Ph.D.Associate DirectorLinda M. Ferguson, M.S.Senior MentorJenine BorawskiProgram Office AssistantOffice of the RegistrarMildred Alexiou, B.S.Susan Astarita, B.A.Eileen Murphy, B.S.Ed.Eileen AlvesElizabeth DeCiccoRegistrarAssociate RegistrarAssistant RegistrarRecords AnalystOffice Assistant<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 111


THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN FOR STUDENT DEVELOPMENTKirk A. Manning, Ed.D.Vice President and DeanNorman Huling, B.A., C.A.S.Associate DeanT.B.D.Director, <strong>St</strong>udent Activities & <strong>St</strong>udent CenterEileen Mastrovito, R.N.Director, Health ServicesBarbara FermanAdministrative AssistantCareer and Counseling ServicesRachel Jackiewicz, M.S.Louis Muggeo, Psy. D.Janet KopacThe Athletic DepartmentGerald Oswald, B.S.Barbara Vano, M.S.Kim Lusk, M.B.A.Dennis O’Donnell, M.A.Nicole Ballou, M.S.Lori Rahaim, M.Ed., A.T.C./LMichael LooneyDr. <strong>Thomas</strong> BottigleriDr. Frank GarigaliLady Spartan SportsKim Lusk, M.B.A.Nicole Ballou, M.S.<strong>St</strong>ephen Ferrara, M.S.Ed.Lou Maturo, B.A.Noelle Mitchell, B.A.Lou Maturo, B.A.Nicole Ballou, M.S.Barbara Vano, M.S.Ronnie Horn, B.S.Director, Career ServicesDirector, Counseling and Psychological Services,Licensed Clinical PsychologistOffice AssistantDirectorAssociate Director, Senior Women’s AdministratorAssistant Director, Sports Information DirectorAssistant Director, Director of ComplianceAssistant DirectorHead Athletic TrainerPhysical Activities CoordinatorAthletic PhysicianAthletic PhysicianBasketball CoachCross Country CoachGolf CoachIndoor Track & Field CoachLacrosse CoachOutdoor Track & Field CoachSoccer CoachSoftball CoachTennis CoachSpartan SportsT. Scott Muscat, M.S.Ed. Baseball CoachDennis O’Donnell, M.A.Basketball CoachNicole Ballou, M.S.Cross Country Coach<strong>St</strong>ephen Ferrara, M.S.Ed.Golf CoachLou Maturo, B.A.Indoor Track & Field CoachLou Maturo, B.A.Outdoor Track & Field CoachGraham BrownSoccer CoachPhil Baboulis, M.S.Tennis CoachCampus Ministry and Volunteer ServicesMadeleine Murphy, O.P., M.A., M.S.Director(position is filled by various priests)Catholic ChaplainT.B.D.Protestant ChaplainRabbi Daniel Pernick. M.A.Jewish ChaplainSafety & SecurityT.B.D.Aramis VelezReginald Clerie, B.S.Gary CarterJose GonzalezHoward PiersonDirectorSecurity Shift SupervisorSecurity Shift SupervisorSecurity OfficerSecurity OfficerSecurity Officer<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 112


THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENTKevin P. Duignan, M.B.A.Vice PresidentJudith Perrin, B.A., C.F.R.EDirector of DevelopmentLois Jungman, M.S.Ed.Director, Foundation & Community RelationsJoanne Favata, B.A.Assistant Director, Alumni Relations & Annual GivingLee Taussi, A.S.Administrative AssistantCathy Zimmerman, B.A.Records AssistantTHE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND TREASURERManuel D. Fernandes, M.B.A.Vice President & TreasurerJennifer Mazza, B.S.ControllerPatricia LezetteOffice ManagerKathleen BeglinAccounting AssistantJanet HuyckAdministrative AssistantEllen TrainaAccounts Payable/Receivable SpecialistMarianne RosenfeldPayroll Coordinator/Accounting AssistantLucille SarnoAccounting/Collections AssistantMarcia WongAccounting AssistantHuman ResourcesPatricia Pacchiana, M.A.Maria Coupe, B.A.Maureen VoglioCarolee <strong>St</strong>ollExecutive DirectorAssistant DirectorRecords AssistantSupervisor, Telephone/Mail ServicesTHE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATIONJoseph Donini, M.B.A.Vice PresidentJohn Edel, J.D.Dean of Instructional and Administrative TechnologyShwetank Anthwal, M.B.A.Associate Director, Computer Information SystemsSiyong YuAssociate Director, Computer Information SystemsBaljit S. PatterNetwork/Web SpecialistKeith KimComputer SpecialistRomesh SankrantiTechnology SpecialistPatrick LambertJames CondgonPedro GuzmanKathleen MillerTimothy ChallenerAngelo BragagliaDirector, Facilities/ConstructionMaintenance MechanicMaintenance AssistantFacilities Office AssistantMaintenance, WorkerMaintenance Mechanic<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 113


THE OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONSVin Crapanzano, M.B.A.Vice PresidentBridget F. Clark, M.B.A.Assistant Director, Enrollment Marketing& Campus CommunicationsDanielle N. Mac Kay, M.A.Nina Capitelli, B.S.Elisa Encarnacion, B.S.Faride Rodriguez, B.A.Samantha Bazile, B.S.Timothy Morgan, M.A.Christopher Yusko, B.A.Margaret NorrisMary Anne HackettKathleen DeRosa, B.S.Maureen Cochran, B.A.AnnaMaria Chrissotimos, M.S.Jean-Marie Mohr, B.S.Susan Kopac, B.S.Gloria DiGennaroDirector, AdmissionsAssociate Director, AdmissionsSenior Regional Admissions CoordinatorRegional Admissions Coordinator/Special Programs AdvisorRegional Admissions CoordinatorAdmissions CounselorAdmissions CounselorAdmissions Records Supervisor/AnalystOffice AssistantRecords ClerkData Entry ClerkDirector, Financial AidAssociate Director, Financial AidFinancial Aid CounselorFinancial Aid Coordinator<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 114


FULL TIME FACULTY BY DIVISION(Adjunct (part-time) Faculty as designated. Years listed in parentheses indicate the start date at <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>)THE DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONC. FRED BARRETT, Assistant Professor of Business Administration & Management ScienceB.S., Northeastern University; M.S., University of Miami; Certificate of Advanced Graduate <strong>St</strong>udies, Pace University;Ph.D. Candidate: <strong>St</strong>even’s Institute of Technology. (1981)CHRISTINE CAHILL, Assistant Professor of Business AdministrationB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Binghamton; J.D., Indiana University School of Law (<strong>2009</strong>)GEORGE CORBETT, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business AdministrationB.S., <strong>St</strong>. Francis <strong>College</strong> (PA); M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; C.P.A., New York and New Jersey. (1982)DIANE DOLEZAL, Associate Professor of Business AdministrationA.A., Rockland Community <strong>College</strong>; B.S., M.B.A., (Marketing Management) Fordham University; M.B.A. (ProfessionalAccounting) Fordham University; Ed.D., University of Sarasota. (1980)BARBARA DONN, Professor of AccountingB.S., City <strong>College</strong> of New York; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; C.P.A., New York. (1982)MANUEL D. FERNANDES, Assistant Professor of FinanceB.S., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.B.A., Iona <strong>College</strong>. (1996)ROGER LEVY, Associate Professor of International Business & MarketingE.S.C., Lyon, France; M.B.A., Temple University; D.B.A., University of Sarasota. Additional studies: University of NewHaven. (1988)MEGHAN MIHAL, Assistant Professor of EconomicsB.A., B.S., Albright <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University (<strong>2009</strong>)MICHAEL J. MURPHY, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Management Science.B.A., Northwestern University; M.B.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Albany. Certificate of Advanced <strong>St</strong>udiesCandidate: Pace University; Ph.D. Candidate: <strong>St</strong>evens Institute of Technology. (1981)NIKOLAOS PAPAVLASSOPULOS, Associate Professor of Finance and Business Administration.B.S., M.A., City <strong>College</strong>, City University of New York; Ph.D., City University of New York. (1990)RONALD SMITH, Professor of Accounting and Business Administration.B.S., M.B.A., Seton Hall University; C.P.A., New York and New Jersey (1982)MARION SPECTOR, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Psychology.B.A., Brooklyn <strong>College</strong>; M.B.A., Baruch <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University. (1987)Adjunct Faculty, The Division Of Business AdministrationDAVID BORKER, EconomicsB.A. Cornell University; M.A., Ohio <strong>St</strong>ate University; Ph.D., Yale UniversityDOUGLAS CAPOZZALO, FinanceB.A., Yale University; M.B.A., New York UniversityTHOMAS CLIFFORD, BusinessB.S., Dominican <strong>College</strong>; M.B.A., Long Island UniversityJOEL COHN, ManagementB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Binghamton, M.A., University of Notre Dame, D.M., University of Phoenix.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 115


ALAN B. COLSEY, MarketingB.A., Haverford <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Iona <strong>College</strong>; M.B.A., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.VIN CRAPANZANO, MarketingA.A., Rockland Community <strong>College</strong>; B.A., M.B.A., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; Additional <strong>St</strong>udies; Iona <strong>College</strong>.WILLIAM CZANDER, ManagementB.A., City <strong>College</strong> of New York; Ph.D., New York University.HERMAN M. DOLEZAL, MISB.S., Fordham University; M.S., Ph.D., <strong>St</strong>evens Institute of TechnologyTHAYER DRAPER, ManagementB.A., Wagner <strong>College</strong>; M.B.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University; Ph.D., Nova University.ROBERT EWALT, EconomicsB.A., Colgate University; M.B.A., New York University.MARY GETTLER, AccountingB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; C.P.A., New York; M.B.A., Iona <strong>College</strong>.KAREN GRAY, FinanceB.S. New York University; M.B.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University.MICHAEL HOFFMAN, AccountingB.S., Fairfield University; M.B.A., Fordham University, C.P.A., New York.JOSEPH J. LAVIN, Economics and Business AdministrationB.S., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.B.A., Seton Hall University.PATRICK LOFTUS, Business AdministrationB.A., <strong>College</strong> of the Holy Cross; J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law.E. GEORGE MATHEW, EconomicsB.S., Univeristy of Kerala, India; M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. candidate, New York University, <strong>St</strong>ernSchool of Business.JOSEPH McSWEENY, Business AdministrationB.A., University of Louisville; M.B. A., Pace University.BRUCE ORENSTEIN, ManagementB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at New Paltz; M.S.Ed., Iona <strong>College</strong>; Ed.D., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University; M.B.A., FairleighDickinson University.PATRICIA PACCHIANA, Business AdministrationB.A. William Paterson <strong>College</strong>; M.A., New School for Social Research.JOHN SHARI MarketingB.S., Rutgers University <strong>College</strong>, M.B.A. New York Institute of TechnologyAMIR N. ZAMANI, EconomicsM.A., Michigan <strong>St</strong>ate University; Ph.D., Columbia University.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 116


THE DIVISION OF THE HUMANITIESNICOLE DE FEE, Assistant Professor of EnglishB.A., North Georgia <strong>College</strong> and <strong>St</strong>ate University; M.A., Austin Peay <strong>St</strong>ate University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska(<strong>2009</strong>)L. JOHN DURNEY, Professor of CommunicationsB.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D, Columbia University;Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Iona <strong>College</strong>, Columbia University (1973)KAREN WILLIAMS EDELMANN, Professor of ArtB.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., Syracuse University. (1995)RACHEL GOLLAND , Visiting Instructor of EnglishB.A., M.Ed., The George Washington University. (1992)DAVID KEPPLER, Associate Professor of PhilosophyB.S., M.A., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana). (1990)BARBARA WARD KLEIN, Professor of CommunicationsB.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Montclair <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; Ed.D. Rutgers University. (1980)FLORETTE R. KOFFLER, Professor of Romance LanguagesB.A., Temple University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: University of Bucharest; Bryn Mawr <strong>College</strong>; University of Madrid. (1989)DENIZE LAUTURE, Assistant Professor of FrenchB.A., M.S., City <strong>College</strong> of New York; Ph.D. Candidate: City University of New York. (1980)SANDRA MARDENFELD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications ArtsB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University <strong>College</strong> at Buffalo; M.A., New York University; Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers University. (2002)CRAIG MARTIN, Assistant Professor of Religious <strong>St</strong>udies.B.A. Anderson University; M.A., Claremont School of Theology; M.Phil., Ph.D. Syracuse University. (2008)WILLIAM EVAN MATTHEWS, Assistant Professor of MusicB.M.E., University of Montevallo; M.A., Columbia University; Ed.D., Columbia University. (2004)GERALD McCARTHY, Professor of EnglishB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Geneseo; M.F.A., University of Iowa. (1985)ROBERT D. MURRAY, Professor of EnglishB.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University. (1998)CHARLES L. O’NEILL, Professor of EnglishB.A., M.A., Seton Hall University; Ph.D., New York University. (1990)GONZALO PLASENCIA, Professor of SpanishB.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University; M.A., Brooklyn <strong>College</strong>; M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York.Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: University of Madrid. (1986)WILLIAM PRIOR, Associate Professor of Communication ArtsB.A., University of Delaware; M.A., William Paterson University; M.F.A., William Paterson UniversityAdditional <strong>St</strong>udies: Fairleigh Dickinson University, New York University (1994)CARL A. RATTNER, Professor of ArtB.A., Grinnell <strong>College</strong>; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art; D.A., New York University. (1969)JON I. ROBERTS, Professor of EnglishA.B., The University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University. (1994)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 117


MARIA ANN ROGLIERI, Professor of Foreign LanguagesA.B., Columbia University; A.M.; Ph.D., Harvard University. (1995)EDMOND SALSALI, Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.B.A., University of Tehran; B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Paris. (<strong>2009</strong>)ROBERT TRAWICK, Associate Professor of Religious <strong>St</strong>udiesB.A., Duke University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Emory University. (1998)JAMES VENDETTI, Professor of CommunicationsB.A., LaSalle <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ed.D., Columbia University.Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: The New School of Social Research, University of Notre Dame. (1975)ROSE NAPPI-WASSER, Visiting Instructor of CompositionB.A., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>, M.A., M.Ed. Teachers <strong>College</strong>, Columbia University. (2006)ELAINE WINSHIP, Visiting Instructor of Speech and CompositionM.S., Fordham University; M.A., Syracuse University. (2007)BARBARA YONTZ, Associate Professor of ArtB.A., M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.F.A. Vermont <strong>College</strong>. (2006)Adjunct Faculty, The Division Of HumanitiesARTHUR ALDRICH, Communication ArtsB.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. (2002)VIN CRAPANZANO, Communication ArtsA.A., Rockland Community <strong>College</strong>; B.A., M.B.A., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies; Iona <strong>College</strong>.CAROLYN EPSTEIN, EnglishB.A., Queens <strong>College</strong>; M.A., New York University.DAVID FABRIS, MusicBachelor of Music, The New England Conservatory of Music.SUSAN FORTUNATO, Religious <strong>St</strong>udiesM.Div., Drew UniversityJOHN GOBINSKI, ArtB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.GRACE KIM, ArtBFA , Parsons School of Design; MFA, University of Michigan.CAROL GREIFF LAGSTEIN, Art TherapyB.F.A., California <strong>College</strong> of the Arts; M.P.S., Pratt Institute; M.S.W., Columbia University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies:Ackerman Institute, Institute for Mental Health Education, and Institute for Expressive Analysis.JANE MARCY, PhotographyA.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; B.A., Elmira <strong>College</strong>.DANIEL D. PERNICK, Religious <strong>St</strong>udiesB.A., Oakland University; M.A., Hebrew Union <strong>College</strong>, Jewish Institute of Religion; Rabinnic Ordination, HebrewUnion <strong>College</strong>, Jewish Institute of Religion.ANNIE SHIEH, Graphic DesignB.A., San Jose <strong>St</strong>ate University; M.A., Purdue University; M.F.A., Massachusetts <strong>College</strong> of Art.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 118


THE DIVISION OF THE NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICSSTEVEN J. BURNS, Associate Professor of ChemistryB.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Boston <strong>College</strong>. (2002)C. AUGUSTO CASAS, Associate Professor of Computer ScienceB.S., Universidad Javeriana; MBA, University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University. (2002)MARY ELLEN FERRARO, Professor of MathematicsB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Montclair <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; Ed.D., Columbia University. (1986)DONALD JOHNSON, Associate Professor of PhysicsB.S., Rhodes <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University. (1989)MARIE POSTNER, Professor of Mathematics and Computer ScienceB.A., Marymount Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Fordham University; M.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York; Ed.D.,Columbia University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Fordham University. (1980)HEATHER RAVE, Visiting Instructor of PhysicsB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Drexel University.JOHN J. ROSKO, Associate Professor of BiologyB.S., Fordham University; M.A., Lehman <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., Fordham University. (1981)CLARA TOTH, Professor of BiologyB.S., <strong>College</strong> of Mt. <strong>St</strong>. Vincent; M.S., Fordham University; M.S., PhD., New York Medical <strong>College</strong>. (2001)ROBERT VERMILYER, Assistant Professor of Computer ScienceB.S., Grand Valley <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University.(2005)WILLIAM W. WONG, Associate Professor of MathematicsB.A., Fordham University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. (1987)RYAN WYNNE, Assistant Professor of BiologyB.A., East <strong>St</strong>roudsburg University, Ph.D., Lehigh University (2008)Adjunct Faculty, The Division Of Natural Sciences and MathematicsFRANK CAPPADONA, MathematicsB.A., <strong>St</strong>. Peter's <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Jersey City <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>RICHARD FERRICANE, MathematicsB.S., Polytechnic University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.B.A., Pace UniversityMARGARET M. FITZPATRICK, S.C., MathematicsB.A., Boston <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Fordham University, M.S.Ed., Ed. D., Columbia University. D.H.L., <strong>St</strong>. John’sUniversity. (1995)BERNARD D. JOHNSON, ChemistryB.S., Buena Vista University; M.S., Creighton University.ROBERT KOOB, MathematicsB.S. <strong>St</strong>evens Institute of Technology; M.S., <strong>St</strong>evens Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University.JOHN LAWLER, MathematicsB.S., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.S., New York University; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin.FRED SAMBOR, Computer ScienceB.A., Marist <strong>College</strong>; M.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University, M.A., Rivier <strong>College</strong>EDWARD F. SONOSKI, ChemistryB.S., University of Notre Dame; M.S.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; M.S. Montclair <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>.ANN WRIGHT, BiologyB.S.N., Boston <strong>College</strong>; M.A. Seton Hall University; Ph.D, Greenwich University.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 119


THE DIVISION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCESHEATH J. BOWEN, Assistant Professor of HistoryB.A., Minnesota <strong>St</strong>ate University; M.A., Bowling Green <strong>St</strong>ate University; Ph.D., Michigan <strong>St</strong>ate University (<strong>2009</strong>)NEERJA CHATURVEDI, Associate Professor of HistoryB.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of Garwhal; M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ph.D, Michigan <strong>St</strong>ateUniversity. (1999)ELLEN F. CHAYET, Assistant Professor of Criminal JusticeB.A., C.U.N.Y., Queens <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Brandeis University. (2005).CHRISTIAN J. CHURCHILL, Associate Professor of SociologyB.A., Marlboro <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., Brandeis University. (2001)JOSEPH J. COYNE, Professor of PsychologyB.S., LeMoyne <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Montclair <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., Fordham University. (1992)RICHARD F. HEATH, Professor of PsychologyB.A., Alvernia <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University. (1996)LINDA LEVINE-MADORI, Professor of Recreation and Leisure <strong>St</strong>udies.B.F.A., Lehman <strong>College</strong>; M.S. City <strong>College</strong>/CUNY; A.T.R.-BC, Graduate Creative Arts Therapies, Pratt Institute;Ph.D., New York University. (1997)SUSAN K. MARELL, Professor of PsychologyB.S., Brooklyn <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. (1987)WALTER J. SCHNEIDER, Professor of PsychologyB.S., Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University. (1981)MATTHEW D. SEMEL, Assistant Professor of Criminal JusticeB.A., Colgate University; M.S., Northeastern University; J.D., New York Law School; Ph.D. Candidate, John Jay<strong>College</strong> (<strong>2009</strong>)STACY KINLOCK SEWELL, Associate Professor of HistoryB.A., The New School; Ph.D., Rutgers University. (2000)BARBARA VANO, Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation.A.A.S., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Farmingdale; B.S., M.A., Adelphi University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: AdelphiUniversity. (1977)Adjunct Faculty, The Division of the Social SciencesJEANNA ALBERGA, Criminal JusticeB.A., John Jay <strong>College</strong>; J.D., Pace University School of Law.MICHAEL CARROLL, Criminal JusticeB.A., <strong>College</strong> of Mount <strong>St</strong>. Vincent; M.A., John Jay <strong>College</strong> of Criminal Justice.KATHY CURTO, SociologyB.A., Sarah Lawrence <strong>College</strong>; M.S.W., Hunter <strong>College</strong> School of Social Work.MARC FEDORCHAK, Criminal JusticeB.S., Jersey City <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Seton Hall University.MICHAEL GARVEY, HistoryB.S., Iona <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Long Island University.DAVID HAYES, Criminal JusticeA.A.S., Bergen Community <strong>College</strong>; B.S., <strong>Thomas</strong> A. Edison <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Seton Hall University<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 120


GEORGE KETEKU, Political ScienceB.S., M.S. Brooklyn <strong>College</strong>BRIAN KOPAC, History,B.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Iona <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Iona <strong>College</strong>.GEORGE LEAHY, HistoryB.S., <strong>College</strong> of Santa Fe; M.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>.MICHAEL MCMANUS, Recreation & LeisureB.S. Ed., Mercy <strong>College</strong>; M.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> of Villanova University.KIMBERLY ANNE PELESZ, Political ScienceB.A., M.P.A. Binghamton UniversityIRA PROMISEL, Criminal JusticeB.A., SUNY Albany; M.S., Marist <strong>College</strong>, M.A., SUNY Albany.GLORIA REINHARDT, PsychologyB.A., City <strong>College</strong> of New York; M.S., City <strong>College</strong> of NY.SUSAN J. RUCANO, HistoryB.A. SUNY New Paltz; M.A. Fordham UniversityJAMES RUSSELL, HistoryB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S., New York University.BARBARA SELICK, PsychologyB.A., M.S.W., New York UniversitySCOTT A. SOARES, Criminal JusticeB.A., Fordham University; M.A. John Jay <strong>College</strong> of Criminal JusticeDONNA TABEEK, PsychologyB.A., Hunter <strong>College</strong>; M.S., <strong>College</strong> of <strong>St</strong>aten Island.BRIAN WALSH, Criminal JusticeB.A. Fordham University; J.D. Brooklyn Law School<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 121


THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATIONJOAN BEAIRSTO, O.P., Professor of Education and PsychologyB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Hunter <strong>College</strong>; Ed.D., Boston University. (1975)ELIZABETH FINNEGAN, Visiting Instructor of Teacher EducationB.A., University of Sheffield (England); M.S.Ed., William Paterson University; Ed.D. Candidate, Columbia University.(<strong>2009</strong>)MARGARET M. FITZPATRICK, S.C., Professor of EducationB.A., Boston <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Fordham University, M.S.Ed., Columbia University; Ed. D., Columbia University.D.H.L., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University. (1995)MARGO FURST, Associate Professor of EducationB.S.Ed., New York University; M.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University; P.D., Bank <strong>St</strong>reet <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., FordhamUniversity. (<strong>2009</strong>)MEENAKSHI GAJRIA, Professor of EducationB.S., B.Ed., M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., University of Delhi (India); Ph.D., The Pennsylvania <strong>St</strong>ate University. (1990)ANNE L. GROSS, Professor of EducationB.A., Molloy <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Hofstra University; Ph.D., Fordham University. (1990)CHRISTINE L. MARKHAM, Director of Clinical ExperiencesB.S., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Plattsburgh; M.A., Iona <strong>College</strong>; P.D., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at New Paltz.(2004)ERNEST PIERMARINI, Associate Professor of EducationB.S., Monmouth <strong>College</strong>; P.D., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at New Paltz; M.A., Ed.D., Seton Hall University. (2007)SUZANNE L. REYNOLDS, Associate Professor of EducationB.A., M.A., Montclair <strong>St</strong>ate University; Ed.D., Rutgers University. (2007)HELENE ROBBINS, Professor of EducationB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at New Paltz; M.S., Queens <strong>College</strong> of the City University of New York; Ph.D.,Fordham University. (1989)ROBERT F. SEARSON, JR., Associate Professor of EducationB.S., M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.Ed., William Paterson <strong>College</strong>; Ed.D., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University. (2001)MICHAEL SHAW, Professor of EducationB.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Binghamton; M.S., <strong>College</strong> of New Rochelle; Ph.D., Fordham University.Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Teachers <strong>College</strong>, Columbia University; Lehman <strong>College</strong>. (1995)GWEN SUSSMAN, Associate Professor of EducationB.S. Truman University; M.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., Fordham University. (2002)Adjunct Faculty, The Division of Teacher EducationRAYMOND KONDRACKI, EducationB.S.Ed., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S., <strong>College</strong> of New Rochelle.MARIA MAY, EducationB.A., California <strong>St</strong>ate University L.A.; M.S.Ed., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.ERIC PAUL, EducationB.S.Ed., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Iona <strong>College</strong>.ERIC RICHTER, EducationB.A. Bennington <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Columbia University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers <strong>College</strong>, Columbia University.<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 122


DEBRA ROCKWELL, EducationB.S., M.S., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Cortland; P.D., Iona <strong>College</strong>.EMILY SHARP, EducationB.S., City <strong>College</strong>; M.S.Ed., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.CATHERINE SQUILLINI, EducationB.A. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.S. <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at New Paltz; M.B.A. Advanced Certificate,Business Administration, P.D., Long Island University. Ph.D., Walden University.CAROL L. STEWART, EducationB.S., M.S., Ed.D., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Buffalo.FACULTY EMERITIMARY McGANN BURNS, Professor of English and CommunicationsB.A., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Catholic University of America; Ed.D., Columbia University.Post Doctoral <strong>St</strong>udies: Yale University. (1970)JOHN J. CASAZZA, Professor of ChemistryB.S., University of Scranton; M.S., Holy Cross <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., Fordham University. Post Doctoral <strong>St</strong>udies: AmericanInstitute of Banking, Hampshire <strong>College</strong>, Pace University, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University. (1977)EILEEN M. CUNNINGHAM, O.P., Professor of EducationB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., Fordham University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: <strong>St</strong>ateUniversity of New York at New Paltz, University of Geneva, Switzerland. (1971)M. PERPETUA DEANE, O.P., Professor of Romance LanguagesB.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.A. Catholic University of America. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Hunter <strong>College</strong>, Universite deGrenoble, Sorbonne (Paris), Providence <strong>College</strong>, <strong>St</strong>. John’s University, The French Institute, University of Valencia,Spain, D.H.L. (Hon.) <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. (1965)MARIE JEAN DEMPSEY, O.P., Professor of HumanitiesB.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University; Ph.D., Columbia University; D.H.L. (Hon.) <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong><strong>College</strong>. Post Doctoral <strong>St</strong>udies: University of Detroit; <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Albany, Iona Graduate School ofPastoral Counseling, Maryknoll School, Theology. (1963-1972, 1980)JOHN GALOTTO (Deceased), Professor of PsychologyB.S., Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. (1970)JOSEPH A. KEANE, Professor of Physics and MathematicsB.S., Union <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio <strong>St</strong>ate University. Post Doctoral <strong>St</strong>udies: Hampshire <strong>College</strong>, HarvardUniversity, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Oxford University. (1971)MAUREEN P. KELLEHER, Professor of Business AdministrationB.S., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Fordham University; J.D., Pace University. (1989)CELESTE LEGER, O.P., Professor of Social SciencesB.S., Fordham University; M.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University; Ph.D., The City University of New York. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies:Catholic University of America. (1970)CATHERINE MAHER, O.P., Professor of SpanishB.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.A., <strong>St</strong>. John’s University; Professional Diploma, Columbia University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies;New York University, University of the Andes, University of Cartagena, University of Havana; D.H.L. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong><strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>. (1958-88)DENTON B. MAY, Professor of EnglishB.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Denver. (1984)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 123


HELEN McGOWAN, Professor of Accounting and Business Administration.B.S., Ramapo <strong>College</strong>; M.A.T., Montclair <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; Ph.D., New York University. (1981)DONALD T. McNELIS, Professor of EducationB.S., Bloomsburg <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Ed.D., The George Washington University. Post Doctoral <strong>St</strong>udies: BostonUniversity, Columbia University. (1970)ANN PAUL MOLLMAN, O.P., Professor of Natural SciencesA.B., Webster <strong>College</strong>; M.S., Fordham University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Fordham University, Hunter <strong>College</strong>, Manhattan<strong>College</strong>, Ohio Wesleyan University, <strong>St</strong>. Cloud <strong>St</strong>ate <strong>College</strong>, <strong>St</strong>. Louis University. (1977)PETER D. O’CONNOR (Deceased), Professor of EnglishB.S. Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University. (1991)KENNETH W. REDDIN (Deceased), Associate Professor of Business AdministrationB.S., University of Wisconsin; M.B.A., Cornell University. Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: University of Hawaii. (1978)PATRICIA ANN REILLY, O.P., Professor of EnglishB.A., M.A., Manhattan <strong>College</strong>; M.A., Catholic University of America; D.H.L., (Hon.) <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.Additional <strong>St</strong>udies: Fordham University, Nazareth <strong>College</strong>, New York University, <strong>St</strong>. John’s University, University ofDallas, University of Louvain, Belgium. (1969)ROBERT C. SCHELIN, Professor of Social SciencesB.A., M.A., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Oswego; Ph.D., <strong>St</strong>ate University of New York at Binghamton. (1977)PEARL G. SOLOMON, Professor of EducationB.A., M.A., Hunter <strong>College</strong>; Ed.D., Columbia University. (1991)<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 124


NOTES<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 125


NOTES<strong>2009</strong>-<strong>2010</strong> <strong>St</strong>. <strong>Thomas</strong> <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Undergraduate</strong> <strong>Catalog</strong> 126

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