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  Sep 23, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Undergraduate Core Curriculum


Since 1599, Jesuit education has promoted a distinctive plan of studies (Ratio Studiorum in Latin) that adjusts to each generation, always maintaining a strong commitment to the Liberal Arts Catholic Jesuit tradition. At Xavier University this plan of studies begins with the Undergraduate Core Curriculum. In Fall 2015, Xavier launched a new Core that revolved around the Jesuit values of magis, reflection, discernment, cura personalis, solidarity and kinship, and service rooted in justice and love. The new Core significantly reduces the total credit hours required for most students, and thus allows for numerous possibilities for double majors, additional minors, immersion experiences, study abroad, and a wide range of electives that students can use to satisfy the overall number of credit hours required for graduation.

Bachelor Degrees (Requirements for all first-year students entering Fall 2015 or later):


Each line represents a three-credit hour course, unless otherwise noted.

First-Year Experience


Ethics/Religion and Society Focus


Perspectives Courses


  • Creative Perspectives
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • Philosophical Perspectives (PHIL 200)
  • Scientific Perspectives
  • Theological Perspectives (THEO 200+)

Skills


  • ENGL 101  Composition or ENGL 115  Rhetoric
  • Language 
    • For students entering prior to Fall 2017: any two three-credit hour courses or 202 proficiency
    • For students entering in Fall 2017 or later: 201 level proficiency

Electives


  • Humanities Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Social Science Elective

Five Flags


Students also must satisfy five flags in addition to the 48 credit hours listed in the chart above. A flag constitutes a significant portion of a course in any discipline that is devoted to one of the five topics. Flagged courses are approved by the committee or subcommittee devoted to each flag topic. No single course can be used to fulfill more than two flags. Flagged courses often double count for other courses in the core, for major requirements, and/or for minor requirements, and thus do not add to the total number of credit hours required in the Core Curriculum.

  • Diversity (DCR)
  • Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS)
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Writing

 

CORE 499


  • All Bachelor degree students must successfully complete CORE 499 during their anticipated final semester as a requirement of their Bachelor degree.

Notes


  • Students who enrolled before Fall 2015 and graduate after Spring 2015 count as Transition Students who must satisfy the Transition Core (see Transition Core).
  • The Ethics/Religion and Society Focus also includes an E/RS flagged course, one of the five flags at the bottom of the chart.
  • Literature and Moral Imagination can be fulfilled with CLAS 205  , ENGL 205  , FREN 205  , GERM 205  , or SPAN 205  .
  • Humanities Elective can be satisfied by one course from any of the following categories: All Classics except 205, ENGL 121+ except 205, FREN 300+, GERM 300+, HIST 200+, PHIL 300+, SPAN 300+, or THEO 300+. The Humanities Elective may not double count as an E/RS flag (though may be an E/RS flagged course). While all Theology courses 200 and above count as Theological Perspectives, and all Theology courses 300 and above also count for Humanities Electives, no Theology course can double-count for both Theological Perspectives and Humanities Elective.

Bachelor Degrees (Requirements for students enrolled before Fall 2015 and graduating after Spring 2015):


Each line represents a three-credit hour course, unless otherwise noted

Ethics/Religion and Society Focus


Perspectives Courses


  • Creative Perspectives OR Old Core Fine Arts
  • Historical Perspectives OR Old Core History 1 & 2 (Survey Courses)
  • Mathematical Perspectives OR Two Old Core Math Courses above 105
  • Philosophical Perspectives (PHIL 200) OR Old Core PHIL 290 Theory of Knowledge
  • Scientific Perspectives OR Any Old Core Science course with lab
  • Theological Perspectives (THEO 200+) OR Any Old Core THEO 200 or THEO 300s.

Skills


Electives


  • Humanities Elective OR Any Old Core Literature Elective, THEO 300+, or PHIL 300+
  • Natural Science Elective OR Any Old Core Natural Science course
  • Social Science Elective OR Any Old Core Social Science Course

 

Two Flags


Students also must satisfy two flags in addition to the credit hours listed in the chart above. A flag constitutes a significant portion of a course in any discipline that is devoted to one of the two topics. Flagged courses are approved by the committee or subcommittee devoted to each flag topic. A single course can fulfill two flags. Flagged courses often double count for other courses in the core, for major requirements, and/or for minor requirements, and thus do not add to the total number of credit hours required in the Core Curriculum.

  • Diversity (DCR)
  • Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS)

CORE 499


  • All Bachelor degree students must successfully complete CORE 499 during their anticipated final semester as a requirement of their Bachelor degree.

Notes


  • The Ethics/Religion and Society Focus also includes an E/RS flagged course.
  • Literature and Moral Imagination can be fulifilled with CLAS 205  , ENGL 205  , FREN 205  , GERM 205  , or SPAN 205  .
  • Old Core Science course with lab must be in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Psychology for a total of 3 credits.
  • Humanities Elective can be satisfied by one course from any of the following categories: All Classics except 205, ENGL 121+ except 205, FREN 300+, GERM 300+, HIST 200+, PHIL 300+, SPAN 300+, or THEO 300+. The Humanities Elective may not double count as an E/RS flag (though may be an E/RS flagged course). While all Theology courses 200 and above count as Theological Perspectives, and all Theology courses 300 and above also count for Humanities Electives, no Theology course can double-count for both Theological Perspectives and Humanities Elective.
  • Old Core Natural Science course must be a minimum of 3 credits in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. This requirement includes a lab.

Associate's Degrees


Requirements For Most Associate's Degree Programs


  • Eng. Comp./Rhet. (3)
  • Phil 100 (3)
  • Theo 111 (3)
  • Creative Perspectives
  • Historical Perspectives OR Humanities elective
  • Natural Science elective (3)
  • Social Science elective (3)
  • DCR elective (3)

Total: 24 hours

Requirements For Associate's Degree Program in Early Childhood Education


  • Eng. Comp./Rhet. (3)
  • Phil 100 (3)
  • Theo 111 (3)
  • Creative Perspectives
  • Historical Perspective OR Humanities elective
  • Natural Science elective (3)
  • Social Science elective (3)
  • DCR elective (3)

Total: 24 hours

Requirements For Associate's Degree Program in Business Administration


  • Eng. Comp./Rhet. (3)
  • Phil 100 (3)
  • Theo 111 (3)
  • Creative Perspectives
  • Historical Perspectives OR Humanities elective
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • Natural Science elective (3)
  • Social Science elective (3)

Total: 24 hours

Requirements For Associate's Degree in Radiologic Technology


  • Eng. Comp./Rhet. (3)
  • Phil 100 (3)
  • Theo 111 (3)
  • Historical Perspectives OR Humanities elective
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • Natural Science elective (3)
  • Social Science elective (3)
  • DCR elective. (3)

Total: 24 hours

Identifying Courses that Satisfy Core Requirements


To identify which courses satisfy a core requirement for a given term, use either the Streamlined Class Search or Search Class Schedule function available through the Self Service link of the Xavier Hub. First, choose the term in which you are interested.  Next, in the Subject Area, choose “All” or use the shift key to highlight all subjects. Then, use the drop-down menu in the “Attribute Type” box to select the area of the core you would like to search for (e.g. Diversity Curriculum Requirement or ERS Focus Elective). This will return a list of courses that meet the area of the core you selected and are being offered that term.