Courses of the College

The colleges offer a variety of courses which extend beyond the boundaries of a single discipline. Some courses may fulfill common curriculum requirements.

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Cross-disciplinary Courses

First Year Seminar (FYS)

100, 101 First-Year Seminar. (4,4)
Courses which meet the First-year Seminar requirement appear in the class schedule.

201 Transfer Seminar. (4)
Course designed to meet the First-Year Seminar requirement for transfer students. Note: This course is not available for students whose transferred courses were completed prior to high school graduation. Prerequisite: approval of Academic Advising office.

Ethics Common Seminar (ETHS)

390 Ethics Common Seminar. (4)
Courses which meet the Ethics Common Seminar requirement appear in the class schedule.

Interdisciplinary Courses (COLG)

105 Special Topics. (1-4)
In-depth study of an issue, perspective, or methodology at the lower-division level. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

105D Career Planning. (1)
This course is practical seminar intended to increase student understanding of themselves in relationship to their academic and career goals. The course explores the importance of experiential learning opportunities and the professional preparation required to actively pursue these opportunities. Content includes major and career exploration, career tool (e.g., resume, letters, interviewing) development, and the leveraging of career resources including human networks, technology, and others.

121 Medical Terminology. (1)
This introductory course is designed to provide a foundation for using medical terminology. Students will become familiar with the structure of the medical language in order to learn medical terms and abbreviations.

125 Cultural Academic Orientation. (1)
Social and academic life on a United States campus and socio-academic realities of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University.

130 EMT Basic. (4)
This course covers basic minimal emergency care required to work on an ambulance or a first responder squad. The course offers basic to more advanced techniques of pre-hospital emergency care. Prerequisite: CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

140 Healthy Lifestyles: Introduction to Health Professionals. (1-4)
An interdisciplinary course designed for students with an interest in health. Course participants function as a learning community and study the effect of health on their learning. Emphasis is on inter-relating physiological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health. Concepts include health assessment, prevention of illness and injury, and promotion of a healthy lifestyle using psychosocial theories and quantitative and qualitative research. The impact of the social and physical environment on lifestyle and access to health services is included. General concepts of professional legal and ethical parameters are also included. Prerequisites: Nursing and Dietetics majors have priority enrollment.

220 World Perspectives on Health. (4)
This course studies selected world health problems within the social, cultural, political and economic realities of both western and non-western countries. Learners explore obstacles to health and the incidence and management of health problems within the cultural context. Summer.

271 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the lower-division level. Permission of Director of Academic Advising required. Not available to first-year students.

280 Summer Topics Courses. (1-4)
A series of topics courses offered during the summer term.

305 Concepts: Health Care Policy, Economics and Management. (2)
Within the context of a liberal learning environment and Catholic and Benedictine values, learners will develop the basic knowledge and skills to function effectively as a member of an inter-professional health care team. Concepts and context (e.g., social values, politics, economics) that are foundational to effective management, cost-containment and policy development/reform will be applied to the analysis of contemporary health care issues. Learners will be actively involved in influencing policies that shape health and/or health care. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the nursing major or permission of instructor. Fall.

320 Principles of Arts Management. (4)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the structure in which non-profit arts organizations are based. Topics of inquiry include, but are not limited to, organizational concept, mission, organizational structure, budgets and financial planning, marketing, and development (fundraising, grant writing, board relations). Students will create a unique arts organization by developing supporting materials for each class unit (mission statement, marketing materials, etc.) resulting in a final, comprehensive portfolio.

371 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the upper-division level. Permission of Director of Academic Advising required. Not available to first-year students.

385 Study Abroad Seminar. (4)
Selected topics pertaining to the study abroad program site, with a significant emphasis on the local culture(s). Course content will include other site specific fields (history, art, economics, politics, biology, geology, music, etc.), depending upon the expertise of the program director. Excursions, field trips, volunteering and/or interactions with local institutions and people will also be a part of the course experience.

397 Internship. (1-16)
Supervised career exploration which promotes the integration of theory with practice. An opportunity to apply skills under direct supervision in an approved setting. Prerequisites: approval the Director of Academic Advising and a faculty moderator; completion of the pre-internship seminar.