Departments, Schools, & Curricula


College of Arts & Sciences
DEPARTMENTS, SCHOOLS, & CURRICULA

DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STUDIES
HEAD - Tircuit, Professor
OFFICE - 105 Military Science/Aerospace Studies Bldg.
TELEPHONE - 225/388-4407
FAX - 225/388-4537
EMAIL - lsuafrotc@ibm.net
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/afrotc

PROFESSOR - Tircuit
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Mareno

For information on this department's program, see the "Reserve Officers Training Corps" section of this catalog.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
CHAIR - Hoffman, Professor
OFFICE - 163 Music & Dramatic Arts Building
TELEPHONE - 225/388-2545
FAX - 225/388-2528
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/comsci

PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Cullen
PROFESSORS - Buckingham, Collins, Dixit, Hoffman, Norris
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Hudson, Oetting
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Del Toro, Mendoza, Plyler
INSTRUCTORS - Fisher, Gray, Jumonville, Kaufman, Smith, Teague, Travis

The undergraduate curriculum is designed to provide majors with a liberal arts education and to prepare them for entry into graduate programs in communication disorders. In the master's program, students are provided with clinical experiences and academic course work. The doctoral program is geared toward the development of scholarship and research skills to prepare students for traditional academic positions, both in the basic sciences of speech, language, and hearing and in clinical aspects of communication disorders.

LSU Speech and Hearing Clinic - As part of its training program, which is accredited in speech/language pathology and in audiology, the department maintains a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. Clinical services are available to any individual, University student, or community member having speech, hearing, or language problems. Services are free to LSU students.

Disorders treated include articulation, dysfluency, cleft palate, voice disorders, aphasia, cerebral palsy, children's language disorders, and hearing disorders.

Graduate students concentrating in speech pathology or audiology obtain practicum experience in the University clinic and in community clinics with which the University training program is affiliated, such as the Baton

Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Ochsner Clinic, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Earl K. Long Medical Center, VA Hospitals, public schools, and other sites.

Those requesting clinical services should contact the Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building (225/334-5857).

CURRICULUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires that a student be admissible to the College of Arts and Sciences and have a grade point average of 2.50 or above on all work taken within the LSU System and on all work taken overall. Majors in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are

required to take the following courses: COMD 2050, 2081, 4150, 4153, 4190, 4250, 4380, 4381, 4382, 4681, and 8 to 16 hours of COMD approved electives. For any of the following courses used to satisfy this requirement, a grade of "C" or higher is required: COMD 4380, 4381, 4382, 4383, 4384, 4490, 4590, 4681, 4682, 4683, 4684, and 4685. Prospective students who have not attained a 2.50 average may petition the Department’s Committee of Undergraduate Advisors for a waiver of the 2.50 requirement based on special circumstances.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Students with no prior language study will have to extend the foreign language requirement into the junior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 and 1022; or 1023 and one course higher than 1023

6-8

General education biological sciences (BIOL 1001, 1002, 1005)

8

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

 

33-35

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Biological Sciences 2160

3

Foreign language (through course 2053 or 2102)*

3

General education physical sciences lecture

3

Approved English literature courses

6

Approved social sciences course (other than history)

3

Communication Disorders 2050, 2081

6

Approved electives

6

 

30

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Communication Disorders 4150, 4153, 4190, 4250, 4380, 4381, 4382, 4681

24

Approved electives

6-9

 

30-33

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved communication disorders electives

6-13

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved history electives

6

Approved electives (3000/4000-level)

6-8

 

24-33

 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
DIRECTOR - Stone, Professor
OFFICE - 225 Hatcher Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/334-5843
FAX - 225/388-6628
WEBSITE - artsci.lsu.edu/complit
E-MAIL - stone@homer.forlang.lsu.edu

PROFESSORS - Carrithers, Codrescu, Cope, Cowan, de Caro, Djebar, Edgeworth, J. Gellrich, Hardy, Henderson, Herlinger, Humphries, Kennedy, Kronick, Leupin, McMahon, Nardo, Olney, Pizer, Ramirez, Reid, Ricapito, Stone, Wing
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Babin, M. Gellerich, Jensen, Jones, Jordan, Massè, Michie, Russo, Stanton, Zebouni
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Bongiorni, Oliver, Scollard

The program offers the Master of Arts and Ph.D., degrees with majors in Comparative Literature. Require courses include:

History of Literary Criticism: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment—CPLT 7010
Modern Literary Criticism and Theory—CPLT 7020
Topics in Theory of Criticism—CPLT 7120
Topics in Comparative Literature—CPLT 7130
Topics in the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature—CPLT 7140

The program also offers a graduate minor in comparative literature, which requires 12 hours of CPLT courses.

ECONOMICS (INTERCOLLEGIATE PROGRAM)

To graduate with a minor in economics, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete Economics 2030, 2035, 4720, 4710, and six additional hours in economics.

Students majoring in economics in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take Economics 2010, 2020, 2035, 4720, and 4710. Other economics courses (at least 30 semester hours required for the major) must be chosen with the advice and approval of the arts and sciences advisor in the Department of Economics. If graduate study in economics is anticipated, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence consisting of MATH 1550, 1552, and 2085 be taken.

CURRICULUM IN ECONOMICS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

If graduate study in economics is anticipated, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence, MATH 1550, 1552, and 2085, be taken.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as the foreign language will take four to eight hours the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological science, this alternate science should be in the physical science category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Economics 2010, 2020

6

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1021

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture with corresponding labs)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Economics 2035

3

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Mathematics 1431

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved economics elective

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Economics 4720

3

Approved economics electives

6

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

General education social sciences course

3

Approved electives

14

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Economics 4710

3

General education humanities course

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved economics electives

6

Approved social sciences courses (6 hrs. in two fields other than history or economics)

9

Approved electives

8

 

32

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
CHAIR - Richardson, J. F. Taylor Professor of English
OFFICE - 211 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-4085
FAX - 225/388-4129
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/english

BOYD PROFESSOR EMERITUS: Bourjaily
BOYD PROFESSOR - D. Smith
MAJOR MORRIS S. AND DeETTE ANDERSON ALUMNI PROFESSOR - Nardo
DONALD AND NORMA McCLURE ALUMNI PROFESSOR - May
FRED C. FREY CHAIR OF SOUTHERN STUDIES - Prenshaw
WILLIAM A. READ PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE - Kennedy
ERICH AND LEA STERNBERG DISTINGUISHED HONORS PROFESSOR - Carrithers
J. F. TAYLOR PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH - Richardson
LSU FOUNDATION HENRY J. VOORHIES PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH - Olney
PROFESSORS - Bennett, Borck, Carrithers, Codrescu, Cope, B. Cowan, Crone, Crump, de Caro, Demastes, Euba, Fischer, Fogel, J. Gellrich, Humphries, Kamenetz, Kennedy, Kronick, Liggett, Lowe, Madden, May, McGee, McMahon, Moore, Moreland, Nardo, Olney, Prenshaw, Reid, Richardson, Roberts, Sandiford, D. Smith, Toth
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - J. Babin, Blackwood, Catano, Freedman, Garay, M. Gellrich, Jones, Jordan, Massé, Mattingly, Michie, Weltman
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - E. Babin, Coldiron, Gourdine, Hegarty, S. Monta, Oliver, Waters, White, D. Williams
INSTRUCTORS - Abraham, Alexius, Allego, Barnes, Begat, Branch, Broome, Calmes, Caprio, Carney, Carragher, Chaney, Clinkenbeard, C. Cowan, Cronin, Cutrera, Donlon, Dupuy, Elston, Epperson, Gage, Granger, Gray, Haynes, Heath, Holt, Howes, Jamison, C. Johnson, Kahn, Larkin, Lewis, Lister, Martin, McCaughey, McGuire, McKinnon, A. Monta, Morgan, Normand, Nyman, Peary, Pflueger, Pulliam, Rohloff, Shoemaker, G. Smith, Stewart, Strohschein, Sutcliffe, R. Thomas, Waldorff, Watson, K. Williams, Wood

Students minoring in English must complete 18 semester hours of English courses in addition to freshman English. Minimum requirements are six hours of 2000-level English courses; six hours from ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072, 3300, 3301, 3310, 3024; and six additional hours of English courses numbered 3000 or above. A special curriculum leading to the B.A. degree with departmental honors in English is also offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

Undergraduates expecting to do graduate work should plan to take the Graduate Record Examination during the fall semester preceding their graduation. Graduate students should consult the section titled "Department of English" in the Graduate Bulletin.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and general education biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

CURRICULUM IN ENGLISH

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students majoring in English must complete, with at least a 2.00 average, a total of 36 semester hours in the subject, 15 of which must be in courses numbered 3000 or above.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours their freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Students with no prior language study will have to extend the foreign language sequence into the junior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001; 1002

6

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Foreign language courses*

10

General education biological or physical sciences (one science with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

8

Approved history elective

3

Approved electives or ROTC

3

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area requirements

6

Foreign language (through course 2055 or 2155)*

6

General education biological or physical sciences (one science)**

3

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

Approved humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area requirements

12

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved electives

11

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area requirements

12

Approved social sciences electives

3

Approved electives

17

 

32

Three areas of concentration are offered: creative writing, literature, and writing and culture. Special requirements for each area are as follows:

Areas of Concentration

> Creative Writing

Six hours from ENGL 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823); nine hours from ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; three hours from ENGL 2148, 4148, 4137, 4147; six hours from ENGL 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009; and six hours from ENGL 4000, 4001, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009.

> Literature

A maximum of nine hours at the 2000 level; a minimum of six hours at the 4000 level; six hours from ENGL 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2024 (2824), 2300 (2824); nine hours from 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; three hours from ENGL 3024, 3084; three hours from ENGL 2148, 4148, 4137, 4147; three hours from 2593, 2673, 2674, 3674, 3593, 4674, 4593; six hours of English electives.

> Writing and Culture

A maximum of nine hours at the 2000 level; a minimum of nine hours at the 4000 level. ENGL 2300 (2824); three hours from ENGL 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2024 (2824); three hours from ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; nine hours total: at least three hours from ENGL 3300, 3301, 3310, 3384, 3401, 3024 or 3084 and at least three hours from ENGL 4300, 4301, 4302, 4310; 12 hours of English electives.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
CHAIR - Batinski, Associate Professor
OFFICE - 222 Prescott Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-6616
FAX - 225/388-5074
WEBSITE - www.homer.forlang.lsu.edu

PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Kitchell
JOSEPH S. YENNI MEMORIAL PROFESSOR OF ITALIAN STUDIES - Ricapito
PROFESSORS - Edgeworth, Parker, Pizer, A. Ramirez, Ricapito
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Batinski, Di Maio, Di Napoli, Gellrich, Stanton
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Alas-Brun, Martins, Rodrigo, Warga
INSTRUCTORS - Afatsawo, Anderson, Ashe, Azenara, Burns, Carpenter, Craig, Ebert, Evatt, Garza, Irby-Massie, Katchmer, Leder, Lopez, Lotten, McClellan, McNeil, Milner, Montiel, Moreno, M. Ramirez, Roy, Ruiz-Garcia, Rutherford, Sandrock, Stewart, Vogeler, Wang, Yu
ADJUNCT FACULTY - Lucas

A minor in German consists of a total of 22 hours, six of which must be numbered 3000 or above. A minor in Russian consists of a total of 22 hours, six of which must be numbered 3000 or above. Those courses specifically designated as being offered in translation cannot be counted as fulfilling part of the minor requirement in Russian. Persons whose native language is German may not take for credit courses 1001, 1102, 2101, 2102, or 2155 in that language. Persons whose native language is Russian may not take for credit courses 1011, 2051, 2053, or 2055.

To obtain a minor in Latin or Greek, a student must have a minimum of 17 hours of instruction in that language at the 2000 level and above. At least six hours must be taken at the 3000 level or above.

To obtain a minor in Classical Civilization, a student must have a minimum of 17 hours of approved courses, of which no more than six hours may be taken outside the department. At least six hours must be at the 3000 level or above. Any course in Latin or Greek language, numbered 2000 or above, may count toward the minor, as may Classical Studies 2080, 2090, 2101, 2102, 3015, 3020, 3032, and 3040. A list of courses outside the department which may count toward the minor is available in the departmental office.

Beginning and intermediate Spanish are taken in the following sequence: 1101, 1102, 2101, and 2102. Students who have taken high school Spanish should take the LSU Spanish placement test for correct course assignment.

Students who have native fluency in Spanish may not take courses numbered below 3000, except 2190.

Requirements for a Spanish minor are completion of 18 semester hours above Spanish 2102, including Spanish 2155, 2190, 3060, 3154, and six hours of courses at the 3000-4000-level. Native speakers minoring in Spanish must substitute any 3000- or 4000-level Spanish elective for 2155 and 3154.

CURRICULUM IN GERMAN

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students majoring in German must complete a minimum of 35 hours of German, including GERM 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3061, and at least 15 hours of German electives, at least six of which must be at the 4000-level.

*If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

German 1101, 1102

8

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

Approved history elective

3

Approved electives or ROTC

5

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

German 2101, 2102

6

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)*

3

Approved history elective

3

General education humanities course

(other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved electives or ROTC

13

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

German 2155, 3061

6

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

General education analytical reasoning course

3

Approved German electives

6

Approved electives

11

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved German electives

15

Approved social sciences course

3

Approved electives

14

 

32

 

CURRICULUM IN LATIN

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students majoring in Latin must complete a minimum of 31 hours of Latin courses, with at least six hours at or above the 3000-level. In addition, at least one semester of ancient Greek must be completed. Students electing this major are advised to take HIST 2001 and 2002 or HIST 4001, 4002, and 4004. Courses in ancient art and philosophy are recommended.

*If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Latin 1001, 2051

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

Approved electives or ROTC

3

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Latin 2053, 2065

6

Ancient Greek elective

5

Approved elective in Latin, Greek, or Classical Studies at or above the 2000-level

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)*

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

Approved literature courses

6

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved electives or ROTC

2

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved Latin electives

9

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved history electives

6

Approved electives

11

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved Latin electives

6

Approved social sciences course

3

Approved electives

23

 

32

 

CURRICULUM IN SPANISH

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students majoring in Spanish must receive credit for a minimum of 33 hours in Spanish numbered above SPAN 2102, including SPAN 2155, 2156, 3010, 3020, and any four of the following six: 3043, 3044, 3071, 3072, 3073 or 3074, plus 4005 and at least six hours of 4000-level literature courses.

Native speakers majoring in Spanish must substitute any 3000- or 4000-level Spanish elective for 2155 and 2156.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*If sequence is taken in a biological science, then alternate science should be in the physical science category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Spanish 1101, 1102

8

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

Approved history elective

3

Approved electives or ROTC

6

 

34

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Spanish 2101, 2102, 2155, 2156

12

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)*

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved electives or ROTC

6

 

30

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Spanish 3010, 3020

6

Spanish 3043, 3044, 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074 (select four)

12

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved electives

9

 

33

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Spanish 4005

3

Spanish 4000-level electives

6

Approved social sciences electives

3

Approved electives

19

 

31

 

DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN
CHAIR - Humphries, LSU Foundation Professor of French and Italian
OFFICE - 205 Prescott Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-6627
FAX - 225/388-6628
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lslu.edu/fai

LSU FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN - Djebar, Humphries
LSU FOUNDATION HENRY J. VOORHIES PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH - Olney
PROFESSORS - Djebar, Humphries, Lafayette, Leupin, Olney, Stone, Vandeloise, Wing
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Brind'Amour, Chumbley, Dubois, Jensen, Russo, Zebouni
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Anselmo, Bongiorni, Curry, Dupuy
INSTRUCTORS - Broussard, Delzell, Frazier, LaFleur-Giambrone, McCutchan, Protevi

A minor in French will consist of 15 hours of course work with at least six hours of 3000-4000-level courses. A minor in Italian will consist of 15 hours of course work with at least six hours of 3000-4000 level courses. A special curriculum leading to the B.A. degree with departmental honors in French is offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN FRENCH

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128-132

For a major in French, students must take a minimum of 36 semester hours in French courses numbered above 2000, including French 2101, 2102 (or 2103, 2104), 2155, 3058, 3060, 3071, 3072, 3080, 4003, and three additional 3000/4000-level courses. Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding requirements, electives, and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

Students earning credit for FREN 1050 must complete 132 hours; those earning credit for FREN 1001 and 1002 must complete 136 hours.

*If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

French 1001 or 1050, 1002

4-8

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences*

8

Approved history elective

3

Approved electives or ROTC

6

 

30-34

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

French 2101, 2102

6

General education biological or physical sciences

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved humanities elective (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved electives or ROTC

13

 

34

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

French 2155, 3058, 3060, 3071, 3072,

15

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved electives

13

 

34

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

French 3080

3

French 4003 (Senior Seminar)

3

French 3000/4000 electives

9

Approved social sciences elective

3

Approved electives

12

 

30

 

GENERAL STUDIES
OFFICE - 260 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-3141
FAX - 225/388-6447

The Bachelor of General Studies degree program is for the student whose professional goals and educational objectives are optimally satisfied by an individualized, yet integrated, curriculum of interdisciplinary studies. Many students have found the general studies degree to be excellent preparation for entry into certain professional schools (medicine, law, dentistry, social work). Excellent preparation for graduate study is also provided.

The three components that guide curriculum development are General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Approved Elective Studies. The General Studies component represents a broad education with course work selected from among a wide range of disciplines. The Interdisciplinary Studies component typifies the unique interest, talents, and goals of the individual student. This component offers minors in at least three areas. (Only minors existing in the current LSU General Catalog will be accepted for the interdisciplinary studies component.) Finally, the Approved Elective Studies component offers the student the opportunity to pursue additional studies to broaden his or her general education.

CURRICULUM IN GENERAL STUDIES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 129

To obtain a Bachelor of General Studies degree, a student must satisfy the following requirements.

General Studies (54 semester hours)

A total of 18 hours of credit must be earned in at least three subjects within each of the three groups listed below. General Studies credit cannot be applied to Interdisciplinary Studies credit.

Group I—Humanities - art, English, foreign languages, history, music, philosophy, religious studies, speech communication, and theatre.

Group II—Social Sciences - anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Group III—Natural Sciences - astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physical science, and physics.

Interdisciplinary Studies (60 semester hours)

Select three or four approved minor areas. All requirements for each minor area must be satisfied. The sum of the hours required for the chosen minors must total at least 60 hours. (These requirements are available in the dean's office.)

Approved Elective Studies (15 semester hours)

Elective studies must be multidisciplinary. Select a minimum of five courses from at least two different disciplines.

Specific Requirements

The general education requirements of the University must be satisfied and selected courses may appear under any of the three components of the student's curriculum.
A student must earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1000/1001 and 1002 or the equivalent.
A student must earn credit for MATH 1020/1021 or 1029 and a second general education mathematics course.
A student must earn three hours of computer science, or EXST 2000, or a foreign language.

General Requirements

No more than 21 hours in any one subject, unless minor area requirements dictate otherwise.
No more than 15 hours of correspondence credit.
No more than 15 hours of pass-fail credit.
No more than four hours of kinesiology activity and/or music performance credit.
No more than six hours of ROTC credit.
No more than 39 hours of credit below the 2000-level.
At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level.
At least 15 hours of credit at the 4000-level.
At least a 2.00 gpa on all work taken at LSU.
At least a 2.00 gpa on entire college record.
Last 39 hours of credit must be earned in residence in the program. Correspondence and advanced-placement credit do not apply.
Enrollment in internships, independent study, and research courses must have prior dean's approval.

Area of Concentration

> Prephysical Therapy (42-43 hrs.)

A student must complete this concentration in conjunction with the General Studies degree requirements.

Required courses: Three hours selected from the following English courses: ENGL 2001, 2002, 3003, or 3006; SPCM 2060; PSYC 3082, 4070; CHEM 1201, 1202 and 1212; PHYS 2001, 2108, 2002 and 2109; BIOl 2051, 2160, 3090 or 4104; KIN 2500 and 3500; EXST 4001.

LSU at Alexandria Residence Program

LSU at Alexandria (LSU-A) is a two-year institution. A limited number of 3000-and 4000-level courses are offered by LSU A&M faculty on the LSU-A campus. Students who have been admitted to the LSU general studies degree program may register for these courses and complete the requirements for their degrees on the LSU-A campus. These students must meet all admission, scholastic, and degree requirements of the LSU program.

 

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
CHAIR - Davidson, Associate Professor
OFFICE - 227 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
TELEPHONE - 225/388-5942
FAX - 225/388-4420
WEBSITE - www.ga.lsu.edu/ga

FRED B. KNIFFEN PROFESSOR - Edwards
JAMES J. PARSONS PROFESSOR IN GEOGRAPHY - Liu
RICHARD J. RUSSELL LOUISIANA STUDIES PROFESSOR IN GEOGRAPHY - Lam
CARL O. SAUER PROFESSOR IN GEOGRAPHY - Earle
DORIS Z. STONE LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROFESSOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY - Richardson
BOYD PROFESSORS EMERITI - Walker, West
ALUMNI PROFESSORS EMERITI - Haag, Hilliard
PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Muller
PROFESSORS - Earle, Edwards, Kesel, Lam, Lewis, Liu, Richardson
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Brody, Davidson, Farnsworth, Jackson, Mathewson, McKillop, Robbins, Tague
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - DeLyser, Hoelscher, Namikas, Regis
INSTRUCTORS - Curtis, Dymond, Rohli
PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE - Manhein
ADJUNCT FACULTY - Campbell, Dakin, Emmer, Hays, Hochberg, Kuttruff, Lyon, Quattrochi, Saunders

Geography

Students majoring in geography may earn either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Students interested in physical geography normally enter the Bachelor of Science program, and those interested in human geography enter the Bachelor of Arts program.

All requirements specified by the College of Arts and Sciences for these respective degrees must be fulfilled. Candidates for the bachelor's degree with a major in geography must complete a curriculum of 34 semester hours, consisting of 16 hours of core courses (Geography 1001, 1003, 2050, 2051, 2055, and 3999), nine hours of mapping sciences, and for the Bachelor of Arts nine hours in human geography (six hours systematic and three hours regional) or for the Bachelor of Science nine hours in physical geography. (See the section, "Courses of Instruction.")

Students may elect to modify the curriculum to fit specific needs, but this must be done in consultation with the departmental adviser. Special emphases are offered in mapping sciences, cultural and historical geography, economic and urban geography, Latin America, Eastern Asia, coastal and fluvial geomorphology, climatology and hydroclimatology, and biogeography.

Students majoring in geography must pay a field service fee of $20 per semester for undergraduates and $25 per semester for graduates. Students not majoring in geography or anthropology who schedule courses requiring field service will be assessed a pro rata part of the transportation costs, as determined by the department chair.

Requirements for a minor in geography are one course selected from Geography 1001, 1003, 2062; Geography 2050 and 2051; one course selected from Geography 2039, 4020, 4041, 4043, and 4045; and two additional 4000-level geography courses.

Geography 4999 is an honors course. Geology 4031 may be taken for elective geography credit.

CURRICULUM IN GEOGRAPHY (B.A. DEGREE)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours their freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Geography 1001, 1003

6

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Geography 2050, 2051, 2055

9

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Geography 2039, 4019, 4020, 4040, 4041, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4047, 4049, (select three)

9

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

Approved history electives

6

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved electives

11

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Anthropology 4051, Geography 4001, 4026, 4031, 4032, 4035, 4050, or 4052

3

Geography 4012, 4060, 4073, 4077, 4086 (select two)

6

Geography 3999

1

General education humanities courses

6

Approved social sciences courses (two fields other than history or geography)

9

Approved electives

7

 

 

32

 

CURRICULUM IN GEOGRAPHY (B.S. DEGREE)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Geography 1001, 1003

6

Mathematics 1020/1021

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Geography 2050, 2051, 2055

9

Mathematics 1022

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Geography 2039, 4019, 4020, 4040, 4041, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4047, 4049 (select three)

9

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved history electives

6

Approved electives

11

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Geography 4013, 4014, 4017, 4018, 4021, 4022, 4024, 4028, 4029, 4070, 4082, 4083, 4085 (select three)

9

Geography 3999

1

General education humanities courses

6

Approved social sciences courses (two fields other than history or geography)

9

Approved electives

7

 

32

 

Anthropology

A Bachelor of Arts is offered in anthropology. Because it is a broad study of mankind, students majoring in anthropology are urged to take courses in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Departmental course requirements are few. Students must complete Anthropology 1001 and 1003 and 3999 and at least three courses from the following: Anthropology 2015, 2051, 3060, 4040. Course 2055, 2154, or 2155 in a foreign language must also be completed. A minimum of 25 semester hours in anthropology is required. Courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, folklore, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics are available.

Through consultation with their departmental counselor, students design a specific program to fit their needs.

Because anthropology is a field science, students participate in numerous field trips. To help defray expenses, a field service fee of $20 per semester is charged to undergraduate majors and $25 per semester for graduate majors. Nonmajors participating in field trip courses will be assessed a fee on a pro rata basis.

Requirements for a minor in anthropology are Anthropology 1001, 1003, and nine hours to be taken from the following three groups with no more than six hours total from any one group: Group 1 (method and laboratory)—Anthropology 2016, 3401, 4006, 4010, 4020, 4021, 4083, 4090; Group 2 (area)—Anthropology 2050, 3004, 3015, 4003, 4004, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4023, 4050, 4051, 4053, 4470, 4475; and Group 3 (topical)—Anthropology 2015, 2051, 2423, 3060, 4018, 4031, 4040, 4060, 4064, 4074, 4081, 4082, 4085, 4086, 4440. In addition, Anthropology 3909, 4909, 4998, and 4999 may be included in the nine hours. Placement of these courses in the above groups depends on the topic and must be determined by the department on a case-by-case basis.

CURRICULUM IN ANTHROPOLOGY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students majoring in anthropology should request the pamphlet entitled "Undergraduate Program in Anthropology" from the departmental office or from their faculty advisor. Nine semester hours of approved anthropology electives in the sophomore and junior years must be chosen from Anthropology 2015, 2051, 3060, and 4040.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Students with no prior language study will have to extend the foreign language requirement into the junior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If freshman sequence is in biological sciences, sophomore science should be a physical science, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Anthropology 1001, 1003

6

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences (6 sem. hrs. lecture with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2055 or 2155)*

6

General education biological or physical science**

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

Approved anthropology electives

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved anthropology electives

6

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities course

3

Approved social sciences courses (at least 3 sem. hrs. in fields other than anthropology or history)

9

Approved history course

3

Approved electives

8

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved anthropology electives

9

Anthropology 3999

1

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

General education social sciences electives

9

Approved electives

10

 

32

 

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
CHAIR - Paskoff, Associate Professor
OFFICE - 224 Himes Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-4471
FAX - 225/388-4909
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/hist

BOYD PROFESSORS - Cooper, Royster
LUCAS DEGRUMMOND PROFESSOR IN HISTORY - Hilton
T. HARRY WILLIAMS PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY - Loveland
ALUMNI PROFESSORS EMERITI - Loos, Noggle
PROFESSORS - Cooper, Culbert, Hardy, Henderson, Hilton, Hoffman, Lindenfeld, Loveland, Martin, Owen, Roider, Royster, Stater
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Becker, Foster, Marchand, Paskoff, Shindo, Veldman
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Dietz, Harper, Kooi, Moore, Rodrigue, Ross

A minor in history requires a total of at least 18 hours, including any two-semester six-hour course sequence at the 1000- or 2000- level; three courses at the 3000- or 4000-level; and one additional three-hour course in history. A special curriculum leading to the B.A. degree with departmental honors in history is also offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

The department offers programs of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

CURRICULUM IN HISTORY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students majoring in history must complete 33 semester hours, including History 1001, 1003, 2055, 2057, and at least 15 semester hours in history courses numbered 3000 or above. No more than 9 of the 15 hours may be taken in any one of the following general subject areas: U.S. History, European History, and Third-World History (Latin America, East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East). Fundamental courses in economics, literature, foreign languages, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology are also recommended.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours their freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

History 1001, 1003

6

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

History 2055, 2057

6

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved history electives

12

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities course

3

Approved social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

9

Approved electives

5

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved history electives

9

Approved social sciences electives

6

Approved electives

17

 

32

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)
DIRECTOR - Hochberg, Associate Professor
OFFICE - 337 Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-8883
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/intl

The International Studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences is designed to provide students with a perspective on issues of global consequence and, at the same time, permit them to focus more intensively on a region that is of particular significance to them. All students seeking a major in International Studies must enroll in the sophomore-level, introductory course; they must demonstrate competency (defined below for each regional specialization) in a relevant language; and they are required to complete successfully the senior-level capstone seminar. Students may select from among six areas of concentration—global studies, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Russia and Central Asia—in order to fulfill the requirements of the major. Finally, students are encouraged to combine their major in international studies with a minor in a professional field, such as business, interior design, mass communication, or engineering, and to study abroad.

CURRICULUM IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

*Students choosing French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian as their foreign language will take eight to ten hours in their freshman year, depending on placement, and six to eight hours in their sophomore and junior years. Students with no prior study in a language may have to extend the language sequence into the senior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

Students choosing Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, or Swahili will take four to eight hours in their freshman year, depending on placement, and six to eight hours in the sophomore year.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, the alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

General education social sciences courses (selected from among ANTH 1003 or 2051, ECON 2030, GEOG 1001 or 1003, HIST 1003 or 1007 or HNRS 1101/1103 or 3003, POLI 2057, REL 2029, SOCL 2001)

6

General education biological or physical science courses (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)**

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language courses (third and fourth semesters)*

6-8

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education biological or physical science course (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved literature courses

6

INTL core course in history or social sciences

3

INTL 2001

3

Approved electives

9-7

 

33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language 2055 or 2155 and a course as specified in relevant area of concentration*

0-6

General education arts course

3

International studies area of concentration courses

12

Approved electives

18-12

 

33

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

International global studies courses

6

International studies area of concentration courses

3

INTL 4000

3

Approved electives

17

 

29

 

Areas of Concentration

All students majoring in international studies must pick an area of concentration from among the following: Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Global Studies, Latin America, or Russia and Central Asia.

> Africa and the Middle East (21 hrs.)

Complete: A) 15 hours (12 must be above 3000) selected from the following: AAAS 2050, ANTH 4051, 4470, 4998, FREN 4070, HIST/REL 4095, 4096, POLI 4077, REL 2130, SOCL 4551, THTR/ENGL 4220; B) six hours of global studies courses selected from the following: ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, HIST 2023, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, SOCL 2411, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4631, 4701.

Note: Students must demonstrate second year competency in French, Arabic, or Swahili. Students will complete one of the following sequences: ARAB 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, or

SWAH 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004, or FREN 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 4070.

> Asia (21 hrs.)

Complete: A) 15 hours (12 must be above 3000) selected from the following: ART 2411, 4401, GEOG/SW 4000, GEOG 4035, HIST 2095, 2096, 4091, 4092, 4094, HIST/REL 4191, POLI 4067, REL 2027, 2130, 3600, 4800; B) six hours of global studies courses selected from the following: ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, HIST 2023, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, SOCL 2411, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4631, 4701.

Note: Students must demonstrate second year proficiency in Chinese or Japanese. Students will complete one of the following sequences: CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002, or JAPN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002.

> Europe (21 hrs.)

Complete: A) 15 hours (12 must be above 3000) selected from the following: ART 2470, 4450, 4451, FREN 3071, 3072, 3080, 4040, 4050, 4051, GEOG 4055, 4072,GERM 2075, 3061, 3062, 3084, 4044, 4068, HIST 4016, 4022, 4023, 4026, 4030, 4032, 4047, 4113, 4130, ITAL 3001, 3058, 3072, 4053, MUS 1753, 1754, 4752, PHIL 2035,3001, POLI 4068, 4069, 4072, 4074, SPAN 3073, 4064, 4081, THTR 3131, 3122; B) six hours of global studies courses selected from the following: ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, HIST 2023, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, SOCL 2411, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4631, 4701. Note: Students must demonstrate third year competency in French, German, Italian, or Spanish (equivalent of six semesters) by completing one of the following sequences: FREN 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3071 or 3072 or 3080 or 4040 or 4050 or 4051; or ITAL 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3058, 3072, or 4053; or GERM 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3061 or 3062 or 3084 or 4044 or 4068; or SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3073 or 4064 or 4081.

> Global Studies (21 hrs.)

Complete: A) 15 hours (12 must be above 3000) selected from the following: ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, HIST 2023, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, SOCL 2411, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4631, 4701; B) six hours from a single area study selected from the following: 1) Africa and Middle East: AAAS 2050, ANTH 4051, 4470, 4998, FREN 4070, HIST/REL 4095, HIST/REL 4096, POLI 4077, REL 2130, SOCL 4551, THTR/ENGL 4220; 2) Asia: ART 2411, 4401, GEOG/SW 4000, GEOG 4035, HIST 2095, 2096, 4091, 4092, 4094, HIST/REL 4191, POLI 4067, REL 2027, 2130, 3600, 4800; 3) Europe: ART 2470, 4450, 4451, FREN 3071, 3072, 3080, 4040, 4050, 4051, GEOG 4055, 4072, GERM 2075, 3061, 3062, 3084, 4044, 4068, HIST 4016, 4022, 4023, 4026, 4030, 4032, 4047, 4113, 4130, ITAL 3001, 3058, 3072, 4053, MUS 1753, 1754, 4752, PHIL 2035, 3001, POLI 4068, 4069, 4072, 4074, SPAN 3073, 4064, 4081, THTR 3121, 3122; 4) Latin America: ANTH 2023, 4053, GEOG 4031, 4032, HIST 2086, 4083, 4089, POLI 4065, SPAN 3044, 3074, 4082, 4146, 4147, THTR 4220; 5) Russia and Central Asia: ECON 4025 or HIST 4126, HIST 2135 or RUSS 2075, HIST 4033, 4034, 4120, POLI 4070, REL 2027, 2130, RUSS 3071, 3072, 4081, 4082.

Note: Students must demonstrate foreign language competency (Spanish, French, Italian, German—equivalent of six semesters; Russian–equivalent of five semesters; Chinese, Japanese, Swahili or Arabic—equivalent of four semesters) in language appropriate to the area they have selected for their six hour area study.

Complete one of the following sequences: SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3044 or 3073 or 3074 or 4064 or 4081 or 4082 or 4146 or 4147; or FREN 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3071 or 3072 or 3080 or 4040 or 4050 or 4051; or ITAL 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3058 or 3072 or 4053; or GERM 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3061 or 3062 or 3084 or 4044 or 4068; or RUSS 1001, 2051, 2053, 2055, and 3071 or 3072 or 4081 or 4082; or CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002; or JAPN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002; or SWAH 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004; or ARAB 1101, 1102 , 2101,2102.

>Latin America (21 hrs.)

Complete: A) 15 hours (12 must be above 3000) selected from the following: ANTH 4023, 4053, GEOG 4031, 4032, HIST 2086, 4083, 4089, POLI 4065, SPAN 3044, 3074, 4082, 4146, 4147, THTR 4220; B) six hours of global studies courses selected from the following: ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, HIST 2023, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, SOCL 2411, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4631, 4701.

Note: Students must demonstrate third year competency in Spanish (equivalent of six semesters) by completing the following sequence: SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3044 or 3074 or 4082 or 4146 or 4147.

>Russia and Central Asia (21 hrs.)

Complete: A) 15 hours (12 must be above 3000) selected from the following: ECON 4025 or HIST 4126, HIST 2135 or RUSS 2075, HIST 4033, 4034, 4120, POLI 4070, REL 2027, 2130, RUSS 3071, 3072, 4081, 4082; B) six hours of global studies courses selected from the following: ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, HIST 2023, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, SOCL 2411, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4631, 4701.

Note: Students must demonstrate third year competency in Russian (equivalent to five semesters) by completing the following sequence: RUSS 1001, 2051, 2053, 2055, and 3071 or 3072 or 4081 or 4082.

 

LIBERAL ARTS (INTERCOLLEGIATE PROGRAM)

The Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts enables students in the College of Arts and Sciences to earn a bachelor of arts degree with a concentration in a variety of areas in which no formal major is offered. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to become broadly educated in the liberal arts, while satisfying the requirements for specialized areas of concentration. Currently, concentrations are offered in art history, studio art, mass communication, music, and women's and gender studies. Specific courses required for completion of the concentrations are listed below.

CURRICULUM IN LIBERAL ARTS

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Students with no prior study in a language will have to extend the language sequence into the junior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128-132

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Area of concentration courses

6

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through course 2055 or 2155)*

6

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved literature courses

6

Area of concentration courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved history electives

6

Area of concentration courses

12

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved electives

8-10

 

32-34

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area of concentration courses

13

General education arts course (select from art, music, theatre, philosophy)

3

Approved social sciences elective

3

Approved electives

13-15

 

32-34

 

Areas of Concentration

> Art History (33 hrs.)

ART 1440, 1441

Ancient Art (3 hrs.): ART 2401, 4404, 4409, or 4410.

Medieval Art (3 hrs.): ART 4405, 4406, or 4412.

Renaissance/Baroque Art (3 hrs.): ART 2469, 4413, 4423, 4424, 4425, 4427, or 4429.

Modern European Art (3 hrs.): ART 2470, 4418, 4433, 4450, or 4451.

American Art (3 hrs.): ART 4464, 4465, or 4466.

Art History Elective (12 hrs.): consult dean's office for approved list.

> Studio Art (39 hrs.)

Core requirement: complete 27 hours from list: ART 1001, 1011, 1361 or 1371, 1440, 1551, 1761, 1847, 1848, 2881.

Studio Art Classes: complete 12 hours, out of which 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above. Art history classes may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

> Mass Communication (33 hrs.)

Core requirement (18 hrs.): MC 2010, 2015, 2020, 3018, 3080, and 4090.

Mass Communication Electives: complete 15 hours from departmental list.

LIS 1001 (1 hr.) is required, as well as a 2000-level economics course (3 hrs.).

> Women's and Gender Studies (36 hrs.)

Required courses: WGS 2500, 4500, and 30 hrs. of electives, at least 15 of which must be in courses at or above the 3000-level. Distribution requirements are:

Theory (3 hrs.)—ENGL 4593 (depending upon topic), PHIL 4015, WGS 3150.

Literature (6 hrs.)—ENGL 2593, 3593, 4593, FREN 4090, 4095, SPAN 4100.

Culture and Society (6 hrs.)—ENGL 4493, CLST 2080, HIST 4079, REL 3300, SOCL 4413, 4521, SPCM 3115.

Cross-Cultural or Other Field (9 hrs.)—Contact WGS office.

Electives (6 hrs.)—Special topics courses or courses from first three categories.

Each semester WGS publishes a list of special topics courses and sections in multi-section courses that fulfill WGS requirements. For additional details, contact the director, Women's and Gender Studies, 238 Himes, 225/388-4807 or visit their web site at www.artsci.lsu.edu/wgs/.

LINGUISTICS (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)
DIRECTOR - Collins, Professor
OFFICE - 260 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-8273
FAX - 225/388-6447
E-MAIL - collins@lsu.edu
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/ling

PROFESSORS - Buckingham, Dixit, Hoffman, Norris, Lafayette, A. Ramirez, Vandeloise
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Brody, Dubois, McDonald, Oetting
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Babin, Del Toro, Dupuy, Hegarty, Oliver, Rodrigo
INSTRUCTORS - Abraham, Cogburn, Epperson, Howes, Moreno, Protevi

An undergraduate minor in linguistics is available. Required courses include Communication Disorders 2050 or English 4010, English 2010 or 4012, Communication Disorders 4150, and nine semester hours of electives.

Electives may be chosen from one or several of the following areas; however, students are encouraged to choose from at least two different areas:

The History of Language—English 4011, French 4001, German 4001, Russian 4002, Spanish 4005;
Communication Theory—Speech Communication 4114, Communication Disorders 4153, 4250, 4380;
Language and Culture—ANTH 3060, 4060, 4064, 4081, 4082;
Philosophy and Linguistics—Philosophy 2010, 4010, 4914, 4951;
English Linguistics—English 4014, 4015, 4016, 4018, 4019, 4020.

The program also offers the Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees with majors in linguistics.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
CHAIR - Retherford, Professor
OFFICE - 301 Lockett Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-1665
FAX - 225/388-4276
WEBSITE - www.math.lsu.edu
BOYD PROFESSOR - Lawson
WILLIAM E. "BUD" DAVIS ALUMNI PROFESSOR - Oxley
PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Conner
PROFESSORS - Adkins, Cordes, Delzell, Dorroh, Fabec, Ferreyra, Gilmer, Hildebrant (Associate Chair for Instruction), Hurrelbrink, Kuo, J. Lawson, Lax, Litherland, Madden, McGehee, Neubrander, Nobile, Olafsson, Oxley, Perlis, Retherford, Richardson (Director of Graduate Studies), Stoltzfus, Sundar, Weintraub
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Chari, Cochran, Cygan, Davidson, Ding, Hoffman, Lisan, Morales, Oporowski, Sengupta, Smolinsky, Tom, Vertigan, P. Wolenski, Zhang
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Cohen, Sage, Van Wamelen, Watson
INSTRUCTORS - Britt, Christie, Clayton, Clement, Cooper, Dauzat, Fitch, G. Forrest, W. Forrest, Hagens, Kelso, Koehl, Kopsco, Kurtz, L. Lawson, McAnelly, McMills, Neal, Plaisance, Potter, Rouse, Simpson, Suh, Tullos, Vaughn, N. White, T. White, Winslow, M. Wolenski, Zobrist

Students majoring in mathematics may choose either a mathematics or a computer science concentration. A minimum of 34 semester hours in mathematics courses including Mathematics 1550 (or 1551), 1552 (or 1553), 2057 (or 2058), 2040, and 2085 (or 2086), plus courses as specified below to fulfill the chosen concentration are required. Students selecting the computer science concentration must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in all mathematics and computer science courses, as well as in all mathematics courses, to be eligible for a bachelor's degree. Degree credit for mathematics courses numbered below 1550 will not be allowed for mathematics majors.

All students majoring in mathematics are advised to include some computer science courses in their electives. Those students planning to do graduate work in mathematics are advised to include those mathematics courses specifically required for the mathematics concentration.

The requirements for a minor in mathematics are as follows: Mathematics 1550 (or 1551), 1552 (or 1553), 2057 (or 2058), and 2085 (or 2086 or 2070 or 2090) plus three 4000-level courses not including Mathematics 4005.

No student may receive more than nine semester hours of credit in mathematics courses numbered below 1550, with the following exception: students pursuing the degree in elementary education—Holmes Program and following the 12-hour sequence specified in that curriculum. No student who has already received credit for a mathematics course numbered 1550 or above may be registered in a mathematics course numbered below 1550, unless given special permission by the Department of Mathematics.

Honors courses offered in mathematics are Mathematics 1551, 1553, 2058, and 2086. A special curriculum leading to the B.S. degree with departmental honors in mathematics is offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN MATHEMATICS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education literature and social sciences requirements. In regard to the natural sciences, the Department of Mathematics requires a minimum of a one-year course (six semester hours) with two hours of accompanying laboratory in either the biological or physical sciences. Six additional hours must also be completed in the alternate sciences for a total of 14 hours.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**It is possible to simultaneously satisfy the literature requirement and this general education requirement (see junior year).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1550, 1552

10

General education biological or physical sciences (two-semester lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

834

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Mathematics 2040, 2057, 2085

9

Mathematics 2065 or approved elective

3

Approved electives or area requirements

6

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture in alternate science)

6

Approved literature courses

6

 

33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area requirements

12

Approved history elective

3

General education arts course

3

General education humanities courses**

6

General education social sciences courses

6

 

30

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Mathematics courses area requirements

6

Approved history elective

3

Approved social sciences course

3

General education humanities course**

3

Approved natural science course

3

Approved electives or area requirements

13

 

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Areas of Concentration

> Applied/Discrete Mathematics (21 hrs.)

Mathematics 4020, 4023, 4025, 4171, and 4172. Select two courses from mathematics 4024, 4055, 4065, and 4470.

> Mathematics (21hrs.)

Mathematics 4020, 4031, 4032, 4200. Select three courses from Mathematics 4027, 4036, 4039, 4055, 4153, 4065, 4171, 4172, 4181, 4201, 4325, 4340, 4345, 4470, 4999.

MATH 2060 will satisfy the computer literacy requirement.

> Computer Science (36 hrs.)

Computer Science 1250, 1251, 2252, 2262. Mathematics 4020, 4023, 4027, 4055. Select two courses from Mathematics 4024, 4025, 4056, 4065, 4066, 4171, 4172, 4325, 4340, 4470. Select six hours from Computer Science 2280 and courses numbered above 3000.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE
HEAD - Johnson, Professor
OFFICE - 106 Military Science/Aerospace
Studies Building
TELEPHONE - 225/388-2371
FAX - 225/388-3560
WEBSITE - www.lsu.edu/guests/wwwmsd/home

PROFESSOR - Johnson
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Bechtel, Bergeron, Haas, Sears
INSTRUCTORS - Butler, Rodriguez-Torres

For information on this department's program, see the "Reserve Officers Training Corps" section of this catalog.

Army ROTC Scholarships - Four-year scholarships for entering freshmen desiring careers as Army officers are offered. Two- and three-year on-campus scholarships are available also. See the ROTC chapter and the chapter concerning financial aid and scholarships in this catalog for additional information.

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
CHAIR - Henderson, Professor
OFFICE - 106 Coates Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-2220
FAX - 225/388-4897
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/phil

DONALD AND NORMA NASH McCLURE ALUMNI PROFESSOR - May
URMILA GOPAL SINGHAL PROFESSOR OF RELIGIONS IN INDIA - Whittaker
SEYNAEVE PROFESSOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES - Seynaeve
PROFESSORS EMERITI - Bigger, Harned
PROFESSORS - Baker, Henderson, Kamenetz, May, Schufreider, Seynaeve, Sirridge, Whittaker
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Burkett, Irvine (Assistant Chair for Religious Studies), Jones, Payne, Sarkar, Sutherland
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Buehler, Crystal, Fitzgerald, Taylor
INSTRUCTORS - Cogburn, Grouchy

Philosophy is a traditional part of a university education. This department offers a wide range of courses dealing with fundamental philosophical questions and with the history of philosophy. An undergraduate major or minor in philosophy provides background for further study in law, computer science, history, linguistics, literature, medicine, the business disciplines, and other fields.

Some philosophy courses deal with issues that arise in other fields of study and in certain professions and vocations. Such courses include professional ethics, bioethics, philosophy of art, philosophy of science, and philosophy and film. Logic is especially recommended for students in business, mass communication, and prelaw. The ethics courses are especially recommended for students in business, education, engineering, mass communication, prelaw, premedicine, nursing, and other health related fields. See course descriptions for details.

A minor in philosophy requires 15 hours of philosophy, at least six of which must be at the 3000/4000 level.

A minor in religious studies requires 15 semester hours of REL courses, including at least 3 hours in each of the following areas:

Western Religions (Christianity or Judaism)
Eastern Religions (Nonwestern religions)
Theoretical Religion.

Several REL courses are cross-listed with other departments. These courses should be taken under the REL rubric, if they are to count toward the 27 hours needed for the concentration or toward the 15 hours needed for the minor.

Several honors tutorials and seminars are offered for qualified students (Philosophy 2034, 2036, 2952, 2953, 2963, 2964, 2965, 3901, and 3902), and a special curriculum leading to the B.A. degree with departmental honors in philosophy is offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN PHILOSOPHY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students must elect a concentration in either philosophy or religious studies.

Students concentrating in philosophy are required to complete 30 hours, including PHIL 2010 or 4010, 2020 or 4943, 2033 and 2035, two semesters of PHIL 2110 plus 16 hours of electives. At least 15 of the 30 hours of philosophy must be in courses numbered 3000 and above, and at least 6 of the 15 must be at the 4000-level. Degree credit will not be allowed for more than 6 hours of courses numbered below 2000.

Students concentrating in religious studies must complete a minimum of 27 semester hours of religious studies (REL) courses, including REL 2027 and 2029 (or 2030) plus 21 hours of REL electives. At least 15 hours must be in REL courses numbered 3000 and above, and at least six of the 15 must be at the 4000 level. Electives must include a minimum of 3 hours in each of the following areas:

Western Religions—REL 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 2005, 2006, 2101, 2120, 2130, 3005, 3051, 3101, 3102, 3104, 4005, 4006, 4011, 4012, 4095, 4096, 4227, 4500.
Nonwestern Religions—REL 3600, 4191, 4800.
Theoretical Religion—REL 2028, 3015, 3028, 3201, 3236, 3300, 4032, 4050, 4300, 4944.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Students with no prior language study will have to extend the language sequence into the junior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological science, then alternate science should be in physical science category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Library and Information Science 1001 (satisfies computer literacy requirement)

1

Approved electives (may be in area of concentration)

4

 

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SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through course 2055 or 2155)*

6

Area of concentration courses/electives

6

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved history courses

6

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives (may be in area of concentration)

3

 

30

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area of concentration courses

9

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved electives

12

 

33

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Area of concentration courses

9-12

Approved social sciences elective

3

Approved electives

21-18

 

33

 

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
CHAIR - Eubanks, Class of 1942 Alumni Professor
OFFICE - 240 Stubbs Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-2141
FAX - 225/388-2540
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/poli

CLASS OF 1942 ALUMNI PROFESSOR - Eubanks
HERMANN MOYSE, JR. PROFESSOR - Sandoz
R. DOWNS POINDEXTER PROFESSOR - Wittkopf
PROFESSORS EMERITI - Arango, Crabb
PROFESSORS - Eubanks, Garand, Mulcahy, Sandoz, Wittkopf
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Clark, Gasiorowski, Haynie, Kenny, Parent, Stoner
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Adams, Hausegger, Hogan, Muste, Schafer, Thies
INSTRUCTOR - Mokeba

The requirements for a minor in political science are Political Science 2051 and 15 additional hours in political science; six of the 18 hours in political science must be at the 3000-level or above.

Students majoring in political science must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours in political science courses, of which a minimum of 18 hours must be in courses numbered 3000 and above. Political science courses are divided into four fields: (1) American government and politics; (2) comparative government and politics; (3) international politics and law; and (4) political theory.

Political science course work must be distributed among these fields as follows: 12 hours in one field; 6 hours in each of two additional fields; and 9 hours (or more) of electives distributed in any fields. A list of political science courses grouped by fields is available from the departmental office.

Political Science 1001, 2001, 3901, 3909, and 4001 may not be counted toward fulfilling field distribution requirements, but may be counted as political science electives.

Although some courses are cross-listed in more than one field, no course can be accepted for credit in more than one field. Political Science 2051 is required for all undergraduate majors.

Students interested in careers in law and government should consult with the department undergraduate or prelaw counselor.

Honors work is provided through Political Science 2052, 3000, 3896, and 3897. A special curriculum leading to the B.A. with departmental honors in political science is offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological science, then alternate science should be in the physical science category, and vice-versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Political Science 1001 (recommended), 2051

6

General education biological or physical sciences (two semester lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved political science courses

6

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

7

 

31

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved political science electives

9

Approved humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved history course

3

General education social sciences course

3

Approved social sciences courses (3 hrs. in one field other than history or political science)

6

Approved electives

8

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved political science electives

12

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities courses

6

Approved electives

11

 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
CHAIR - Lane, Professor
OFFICE - 236 Audubon Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-8745
FAX - 225/388-4125
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/psych

BOYD PROFESSOR EMERIT - Riopelle
PROFESSORS EMERITI - Berg, Dreger, Gottfried, Timmons
PROFESSORS - Advokat, Baumeister, Blouin, Geer, Kelley, Lane, Magill, Mathews, Matson, Seay, Waters, Witt
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Bornstein, Cherry, Coon, Geiselman, Gouvier, Hawkins, McDonald, Northup, Prestholdt
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Copeland, Diefendorff Greguras, Hicks, Lerman, Lincourt, Marzolf, Noell, Reitman
ADJUNCT FACULTY - Boudreaux, Brantley, Comaty, Culross, Gammel, Garrett, Granberry, Jones, Lipscomb, McAllister, Mouton-Simien, Scott, Sevin, Williamson

Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Psychology requires that a student be admissible to the College of Arts and Sciences and have a grade-point average of 2.50 or above in all work taken within the LSU system and on all work taken overall.

Students majoring in psychology must take Psychology 2000, 2011, 2017, and 4008. Students completing the B.A. degree must complete one course in each of two core areas listed below and 12 additional hours of psychology courses from the core areas or from the additional electives listed below. Students completing the B.S. degree must complete one course in each of four core areas listed below and six additional hours of psychology from the core areas or from the additional electives listed below. Credits earned in the excluded electives listed below may not apply to the 30-credit minimum of required psychology credits, but may apply toward credits for graduation.

It is recommended that students intending to pursue graduate study complete the B.S. requirements.

A student must complete the following 15 hours to graduate with a minor in psychology: Psychology 2000—three hours; two courses from core areas listed below—six hours; two courses from core areas or additional electives listed below—six hours.

Basics (required of all majors): PSYC 2000 or 2001; 2011; 2017; 4008.
Core Areas (B.A. students must complete a course from two areas; B.S. students must complete a course from four areas):

a. Advanced Methods: PSYC 3018 or 3020 or 4111.

b. Biological Basis: PSYC 4031 or 4034 or 4035 or 4037.

c. Learning and Cognition: PSYC 4030 or 4032 or 4033.

d. Developmental Processes: PSYC 4036 or 4070 or 4072.

e. Applied/Social: PSYC 3050 or 3140 or 3083 or 4050.

Additional Electives: PSYC 2040, 3081, 3082, 4038, 4040, 4080.
Excluded Electives: PSYC 2004, 2060, 2070, 2076, 2078, 2999, 4160, 4176, 4178, 4999. These courses will not count toward the 30 hours required in the major, but are permissible electives above the 30-hour minimum. Students choosing the honors option will enroll in three to six hours of 4999, in addition to the 30 hours required in the major.

CURRICULUM IN PSYCHOLOGY (B.A. DEGREE)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements. In regard to the natural sciences, the Department of Psychology requires a minimum of a year course (six semester hours) with two hours of accompanying laboratory in either the biological or physical sciences. Six additional hours must also be completed in the alternate sciences for a total of 14 hours.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Psychology 2000

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one science with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

6-8

Approved elective or ROTC

3

 

31-33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Psychology 2011

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one science with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

6-8

General education analytical reasoning course

3

Approved history elective

3

Approved psychology elective

3

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

4

 

31-33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Psychology 2017, 4008

6

Approved psychology electives

6

Approved history course

3

General education arts course

3

Approved humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

General education social sciences course

3

Approved electives

8

 

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SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved psychology electives

9

Approved social sciences courses (3 hrs. other than history or psychology)

9

General education humanities courses

6

Approved electives

832

 

CURRICULUM IN PSYCHOLOGY (B.S. DEGREE)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements. In regard to the natural sciences, the Department of Psychology requires a minimum of a year course (six semester hours) with two hours of accompanying laboratory in either the biological or physical sciences. Six additional hours must also be completed in the alternate sciences for a total of 14 hours.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021; 1431 or 1022

6

General education biological or physical sciences (one science with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

6-8

Approved electives or ROTC

3

 

31-33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Psychology 2000, 2011

6

General education biological or physical sciences (one science with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

6-8

Approved history electives

6

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

4

 

31-33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Psychology 2017, 4008

6

Approved psychology electives

6

General education social sciences course

3

General education arts course

3

Approved humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved social sciences courses (two fields other than history or psychology)

6

Approved electives

5

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

General education humanities courses

6

Approved psychology electives

12

Approved electives

14

 

32

 

RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)
OFFICE - 222 Prescott Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-6616
WEBSITE - www.artsci.lsu.edu/russian

PROFESSORS - Owen (History), Roider (History)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Clark (Political Science), Stanton (Foreign Languages & Literatures)
INSTRUCTOR - Rutherford (Foreign Languages & Literatures)

A minor in Russian Area Studies consists of at least 18 hours in the courses listed in the junior and senior years of the Russian Area Studies curriculum, including at least one course each in Russian, political science, history, and economics. Six hours must be at the 3000 and/or 4000-level. Only one course in the student's major field may be counted toward the minor in Russian Area Studies.

CURRICULUM IN RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Students planning to enter graduate school in a subject other than Russian area studies (e.g., economics, political science, history, Russian language and literature) are advised to complete 24-33 hours in that subject.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological science, then alternate science should be in the physical science category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Russian 1001, 2051

10

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one science with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)

8

Approved elective or ROTC

333

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Economics 2010, 2020; or 2030

3-6

Approved literature courses

6

Russian 2053, 2055

6

Approved humanities course (other than English or foreign language)

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

Approved electives and/or ROTC

4-7

 

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JUNIOR/SENIOR YEARS

SEM. HRS.

Completion of 27 semester hours from the three subject areas below indicated with an asterisk. A minimum of 15 hours must be taken in one subject area and at least six hours must be taken in each of the two remaining subject areas.

*History 2135, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4034
*Political Science 4070, 4071, 4072, 4073
*Russian 2075, 3061, 3062, 3071, 3072, 3401, 4002, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4061, 4081, 4082

27

Economics 4025 or History 4126

3

Russian 4915

3

Approved Electives

31

 

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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
CHAIR - Tolbert, Professor
OFFICE - 126 Stubbs Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-1645
FAX - 225/388-5102
WEBSITE - www.soc.lsu.edu

BOYD PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Bertrand
PROFESSORS EMERITI - Howard, Jenkins
PROFESSORS - Bankston, Deseran, Durant, Feld, Grimes, Shrum, Singelmann, Suitor, Tolbert
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Beggs, Donato, Hurlbert, Kamo, Ohlendorf, Shihadeh, Weil, Wojtkiewicz
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Horne, Manley, Rosier, Schafer

Functions of the department are to conduct teaching and research in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School, to provide an undergraduate degree program in sociology including concentrations in applied sociology, criminology and rural sociology, and to conduct research in rural sociology for the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.

The department is research-oriented and committed to the further development of sociology as a science as well as to the application of sociological principles in societal programs. With respect to its teaching responsibilities, the department contributes to preprofessional preparation of undergraduates and develops professional sociologists at the graduate level.

In order to graduate with a minor in sociology, students are required to complete Sociology 2001 and at least 12 additional hours in sociology, six semester hours of which must be in courses at the 3000-level or above. A minor in rural sociology is offered through the College of Agriculture. See the "College of Agriculture" section of this catalog for the requirements.

A special program leading to the B.A. degree with departmental honors in sociology is also offered. Detailed information is available from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN SOCIOLOGY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in Sociology 2001, 2201, 2211, and 3101. At least one course at the 3000-level or above must be selected from each of the five major content areas: social organization, social institutions, social issues, social interaction, and population and ecology.

Sociology majors are strongly advised to schedule all College of Arts and Sciences and departmental lower-level requirements in their first two years.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements. A certain course may satisfy general education, College, and/or departmental requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021

3

Sociology 1001, 2001, or 2002

3

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

Approved electives or ROTC

2

 

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SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through 2053 or 2102)*

3

Sociology 2201, 2211

7

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved history electives

6

Approved literature courses

6

Approved electives or ROTC

10

 

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JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Sociology 3101

3

Sociology 3501, 3505, 4511, 4521, 4531, or 4551 (select one)

3

Sociology 3601, 3605, 4601, 4611, 4621, or 4631 (select one)

3

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education social sciences course

3

Approved humanities elective (other than English or foreign language)

3

Approved social sciences elective (other than history or sociology)

3

Approved electives

9

 

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SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Sociology 3371, 4301, 4311, 4321, 4331, 4341, or 4351 (select one)

3

Sociology 4401, 4411, 4413, 4421, 4431, 4441, 4451, 4461, 4471, or 4481 (select one)

3

Sociology 4701 or 4711

3

Approved sociology elective

3

General education humanities courses

6

Approved social sciences electives

5

Approved electives

5

 

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Areas of Concentration

> Applied Sociology

Applied sociology is the application of sociological research and theory in practical settings. A concentration in applied sociology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 4301, 4311, 4321, OR 4331 within the social organization content area; (2) SOCL 4401, 4411, 4431, or 4451 within the social institutions content area; (3) SOCL 3505, 4511, 4521, or 4531 within the social issues content area; and SOCL 2011 as the approved sociology elective.

> Criminology

Criminology is the study of the nature and causes of crime, patterns of crime, and the social control of criminal behavior. A concentration in criminology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 3371, 3501, and 4471 within their respective content areas; (2) SOCL 4461 as the approved sociology elective; and (3) POLI 4020, 4021, 4022 , or 4023 as the approved social sciences elective.

> Rural Sociology

Rural sociology seeks to understand and solve the problems of people living in sparsely populated communities throughout the world. A concentration in rural sociology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 2351 as the approved sociology elective; (2) SOCL 4351 within the social organization content area; and (3) AGEC 2003 and either AGEC 3503, 4503, or 4603 as approved electives.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION
CHAIR - King, Professor
OFFICE - 136 Coates Hall
TELEPHONE - 225/388-4172
FAX - 225/388-4828

ALUMNI PROFESSOR EMERITA - Hopkins
PROFESSORS EMERITI - Bradford, Merritt, Peterson, Ragsdale
PROFESSORS - King, Mixon
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Bowman, Edwards, Honeycutt, Laurion Bowman, Zagacki
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Pecchioni, Suchy
INSTRUCTORS - Burelson, Butcher, Fillible, Finske, Hebert, Hunt, Morgan, Munsell, Treat, Webster

To graduate with a minor in speech communication, a student must complete SPCM 1150 and at least 12 additional hours in departmental courses, of which at least six semester hours must be in courses numbered above 3000.

The speech communication program has three areas—communication theory, performance of literature, and rhetoric and public address. Students may choose a program in speech communication which combines all three areas or they may concentrate in one area.

Students in speech communication investigate communication processes as they occur

within and among individuals, groups, organizations, and societies. They study interpersonal and nonverbal communication, public speaking, rhetorical criticism, history of public address, argumentation and persuasion, organizational communication, performance of literature, political communication, film, group discussion, and other aspects of communication.

Analytical and critical thinking skills are developed. Students learn to communicate more effectively and to understand as well as facilitate the communication of others. Careers in law, government, teaching, social service, speech writing, public relations, broadcasting, and advertising all rely on the ability to communicate successfully.

Opportunities for extracurricular student participation include debate, discussion, and individual events. Several reading hours, as well as public performances, are presented each semester for those interested in the performance of literature.

CURRICULUM IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION

TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 128

Majors in the Department of Speech Communication must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of approved electives in the department. At least 12 of these hours must be numbered 3000 or above. Students should contact a faculty advisor in the appropriate unit to decide on a program of approved electives. Twelve hours of core courses are required: SPCM 1150, 1061, 1062, or 2060, 2010 or 2064 and 2040.

Departmental computer literacy requirement is satisfied by taking LIS 1001. (One semester hr. credit for seven weeks of class.)

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education biological and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*Students choosing French, German, or Spanish as their foreign language will take four to eight hours in the freshman year, depending on placement, and six hours in the sophomore

year. Students with no prior language study will have to extend the foreign language requirement into the junior year. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If sequence is taken in biological sciences, then alternate science should be in physical sciences category, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 1000/1001, 1002

6

Foreign language courses*

10

Mathematics 1020/1021 or 1029

3

Speech Communication 1150 and 1061, or 1062 or 2060

6

General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

 

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SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through course 2055 or 2155)*

6

General education analytical reasoning course

3

General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)**

3

Approved literature courses

6

Speech Communication 2010 or 2064 and 2040

6

Approved electives or ROTC

6

Library and Information Science 1001

1

 

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JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved history electives

6

Approved departmental electives

12

General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history)

6

Approved electives

8

 

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SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Approved departmental electives

12

General education arts course (select from art, music, philosophy, theatre)

3

General education humanities course

3

Approved social sciences electives

3

Approved electives

11

 

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