2014-2015 Catalog

Arts and Sciences (A & S)

http://www.arts-sciences.und.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of non-departmental courses. Among these are , A&S 299 Special Topics and A&S 499 Special Topics. They provide for on-demand courses in areas of particular relevance when students or faculty members wish to initiate them. They can provide special-interest courses for particular groups of students. They can serve as a curricular laboratory for experimental courses which may later be established as regular offerings within departments or programs. Students and faculty members wishing to initiate course offerings under A&S 294 Directed Studies, A&S 299 Special Topics, and A&S 499 Special Topics should present their proposals in writing to the Dean of the College. See the Arts and Sciences website (http://www.und.edu/dept/artsci) for the appropriate A&S course request forms.

 

 

Minor In Canadian Area Studies

Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, this is an interdisciplinary 20-credit minor in Canadian Area Studies. There are three required courses:

GEOG 362Geography of Canada3
HIST 204Canada to 18673
or HIST 205 Canada since 1867
A&S 252Introduction to Canadian Studies3

At least 6 additional credits must be taken at the upper-division level.

Students will be able to choose an area of concentration from among the following:

French Canada (for the student with sufficient background in the French language), total 20 hours.

FREN 307A Social and Cultural History of Québec3
FREN 373North American Francophone Cultures through Literature and Film3
FREN 494Individual French Readings1-3
HIST 300Topics in History1
Required Courses9
Any combination of courses from the approved list (see below)

Native, total 11-12 hours

IS 250Lakota Language I3
IS 251Lakota Languages II3
IS 350Native American Languages3
IS 201History of the Sioux3
IS 203History of the Anishinabe3
ANTH 377North American Archaeology3
HIST 399Selected Topics in History (when applicable)2-3
Required Courses9

General,

Any of the above listed courses11-12
Required Courses9

Courses which carry credit for the Canadian Area Studies minor:

ANTH 377North American Archaeology3
A&S 251Study in Canada1-12
A&S 252Introduction to Canadian Studies3
IS 250Lakota Language I3
IS 251Lakota Languages II3
ENGL 367American Indian Literatures3
ENGL 415Seminar in Literature3
FREN 307A Social and Cultural History of Québec3
FREN 373North American Francophone Cultures through Literature and Film3
FREN 494Individual French Readings1-3
GEOG 262Geography of North America I3
GEOG 362Geography of Canada3
GEOG 462Geography of North America II3
HIST 204Canada to 18673
HIST 205Canada since 18673
HIST 300Topics in History (History of Quebec)1
HIST 300Topics in History (History of the Canadian West)1
HIST 300Topics in History (History of the Canadian North)1
HIST 399Selected Topics in History (when applicable)2-3
HIST 421The British Empire, 1496-18843
HIST 422The British Empire and Commonwealth, 1884-the Present3
HIST 431Seminar in the History of the Great Plains3
HIST 470United States-Canadian Relations, 1776 to the Present3
IS 201History of the Sioux3
IS 203History of the Anishinabe3
IS 350Native American Languages3

Courses

A&S 200. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. 2 Credits.

An introduction to management and leadership in the nonprofit sector investigating the history, philosophy, ethics, and organization of nonprofit agencies. Coursework will include introductions on volunteerism, board selection and development, fundraising, the role of a foundation, management and administration, and public relations. The course will combine a review of texts, student research, expert guest lecturers, workshops, and student presentations. F,S.

A&S 250. Arts & Sciences. 1-4 Credits.

A&S 251. Study in Canada. 1-12 Credits.

One to twelve credits in any one semester (repeatable with permission of the student's academic department); a course load required to maintain full-time status; at least Sophomore status required; GPA of at least 2.50; must become familiar with Canadian study procedures, application, credit transfer and other matters as outlined in the Study Abroad Handbook; courses to be taken during a study in Canada must have pre-approval from student's academic department. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher and a GPA of at least 2.5. F,S,SS.

A&S 252. Introduction to Canadian Studies. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary, team-taught course focusing on the historical, geographical, socio-cultural, literary, political, economic, and international qualities that make Canada and its communities both vibrant and unique. F.

A&S 294. Directed Studies. 1-4 Credits.

Specially arranged individual tutorials, projects, or reading programs on a variety of subjects not covered by regular departmental offerings. May be initiated by students with approval of dean and departments involved, provided appropriate faculty members are willing. Repeatable as topics vary to 8 credits.

A&S 299. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Specially arranged seminars or courses on a variety of subjects not covered by regular departmental offerings. May be initiated by students with approval of dean and departments involved, provided appropriate faculty members are willing. On demand.

A&S 351. Introduction to Law and Legal Studies. 3 Credits.

Segments on Contracts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Torts, taught in customary law school manner to acquaint undergraduates and others interested in exploring a career in the legal profession with law school methodology and legal analysis.

A&S 450. Capstone Experience and Development for Nonprofit. 1 Credit.

Students will be asked to develop an integrative paper and complete a competency portfolio conveying what they have learned from the nonprofit leadership program. Students are REQUIRED to attend the American Humanics Management Institute. The American Humanics Management Institute is a 3-4 day, intensive national management institute, organized by students from across the country affiliated with American Humanics, Inc., featuring workshops, seminars, and simulations. The institute is held in early January, between the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to raise funds to cover travel expenses and registration fees (app. $600-800), or pay their own expenses. Fund raising efforts provide a hands-on learning experience prior to the Institute. Prerequisite: A&S 200. S.

A&S 497. Internship. 1-6 Credits.

This internship is a short-term work experience emphasizing hands-on learning that is not covered by regular departmental offerings, e.g., Nonprofit Leadership, Studio One. For Nonprofit Leadership interns, work experience will incorporate education and professional development in a nonprofit agency. Studio One interns produce television news, weather, sports and entertainment segments and interviews. Prospective Studio One interns must apply one semester in advance. Studio One internships are closed to pre-communication and communication majors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and dean. F,S,SS.

A&S 499. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Specially arranged seminars or courses on a variety of subjects not covered by regular departmental offerings. May be initiated by students with approval of dean and departments involved, provided appropriate faculty members are willing. Repeatable as topics vary.

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