College of Arts and Sciences

M. JANE COLLINS
Dean

CRAIG M. CORDES
Associate Dean

WILLIAMS DEMASTES
Associate Dean

PATRICIA BESTE
Assistant Dean

ALLISON DAUZAT
Counselor

ASHLEY GRAY
Counselor

ANDREA JONES
Counselor

GUADALUPE LAMADRID
Counselor

CLARA CONNELL SIBLEY
Counselor

JENNIFER CORE
Assistant to the Dean

ANN WHITMER
Coordinator of Grants and Contracts

CAREY K. DAVID
Director of Development

260 Allen Hall
PHONE 225/578-3141
FAX 225/578-6447
WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences' primary purpose is to afford the student liberal educa-tion, which by its nature is broad rather than narrow, devoted to intellectual development and discipline rather than to the acquisition of technical skills. It should give the student some knowledge of the achievements of the human mind, with special reference to the western civilization of which both the ancient world and contemporary America are parts; the historical and cultural backgrounds essential to a true understanding of our world; and above all, orderly thinking processes and a scale of values by which the distinction can be made between permanent and trivial, substantial and pretentious, good and bad. To that end, some familiarity with historical and political studies, the sciences, and the arts is necessary.

As a human being and as a citizen, the student will find this training of lasting significance. As a member of a profession, each student will find desirable backgrounds for scholarship and teaching in all fields of knowledge and for law and medicine, which stress increasingly the value of broad intellectual training.

The curricula within the College require a number of courses which are deemed essential--individually and as a group--to the intellectual competence at which the liberal education aims; in addition to these, the student has electives which may be used to further general knowledge or to specialize in certain fields.

To accomplish its primary purpose, the College offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students may choose from 22 major areas of study and 22 concentrations. By completing a major in the College, the student will obtain a much broader background than is generally possible under the standard curriculum. The advantages of broad training for everyday life are obvious. Moreover, the added breadth of knowledge will be helpful in case the student continues beyond the bachelor's degree level. The teaching divisions within the College, the various curricula, and the degrees which are offered are shown in the chart on the following page.



STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

Students in this College bear final responsibility for selection of their academic programs and adherence to all published regulations and requirements of the College and the University. Each student must see a counselor for a final degree checkout during the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded.

Ignorance of a rule is not grounds for waiving that rule.



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students will be admissible to the College of Arts & Sciences if they have earned at least 24 semester hours, have a grade-point average of at least 2.00 ("A" = 4) in all work taken

within the LSU System and in all work taken overall; completed ENGL 1002 with a "C" or better; and completed three hours of general education analytical reasoning requirement. Students majoring in Psychology or Communication Sciences and Disorders must have a grade-point average of at least 2.50 in all work taken within the LSU System and in all work taken overall.

Transfer students from other divisions of the University and other accredited colleges and universities must meet the eligibility requirements stated above. Transfer credits acceptable for admission shall be valid for degree credit in the College only to the extent to which they represent courses acceptable in the curricula of the College.



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

General education requirements of the University are included in the curricula of the various departments in the College. For specific information concerning these requirements, see the "General Education Requirements" section of this catalog.



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLLEGE

General Requirements

In order to qualify for a bachelor's degree in this College, a candidate must satisfy these requirements:

All group and course requirements as explained under "Curricular Requirements." (Students who break residence, either voluntarily or by compulsion, for at least two consecutive semesters, may not elect a catalog earlier than the one in force at the time of their re-entry.)

A minimum grade-point average of 2.00 ("A" = 4) on all work taken in the LSU System and on all work taken.

A minimum grade-point average in the major field of 2.00 ("A" = 4) on all work taken in the LSU System and on all work taken.

A minimum of 128 semester hours of degree credit.

A minimum of 30 semester hours in courses numbered 3000 or above. A minimum of 45 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above for the general studies major (15 of which must be at the 4000-level).

Degree credit will not be allowed for more than nine semester hours of 1000-level mathematics courses below 1550.

A minimum of 15 semester hours in residence in the major field, including at least nine semester hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.

A minimum of 30 semester hours in residence in the College. The last year of work (last 30 semester hours) will be taken in residence in this College on the LSU campus.

English Proficiency--a "C" or better in ENGL 1002.





COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES


Departments/Schools


Curricula


Degrees
Department of Aerospace Studies  





Bachelor

of

Arts

Department of Communication

Sciences & Disorders

Communication Disorders
Department of English English
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures German
Latin
Spanish
Department of French Studies French
Department of Geography & Anthropology Anthropology

Geography*

Department of History History
Department of Military Science  
Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies Philosophy
Department of Political Science Political Science
Department of Psychology Psychology*
Department of Sociology Sociology
Department of Speech Communication Speech Communication
Intercollegiate and Interdepartmental Programs Economics

International Studies

Liberal Arts

Russian Area Studies

Department of Geography & Anthropology Geography* Bachelor

of

Science

Department of Mathematics Mathematics
Department of Psychology Psychology*
Intercollegiate Program General Studies Bachelor of General Studies

 

* Both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science may be earned in geography and psychology.

Foreign Language--A level of proficiency in one foreign language as required by the student's major. Students should take a placement test and register at the appropriate level. Credit, up to a maximum of 14 semester hours, may be earned by placement.

Students who have a native fluency in a language other than English may satisfy the foreign language requirement in one of three ways: (a) by completing the prescribed number of hours in the curriculum for the B.A. or B.S. degree in a language other than English or their native language; (b) by taking a minimum of 12 hours in courses

numbered 3000 or above in their native language; or (c) by taking nine semester hours of English and/or speech above the minimum requirements, as stated in the curriculum for the B.A. or the B.S. degree. (Only three hours may be earned in English 2001, 2002, or 2010 to meet this requirement. Professional and specialized courses in speech may not be counted toward this requirement.)

Students who have a native fluency in a language other than English should consult credit restrictions in that language under the appropriate foreign language department entry in this section of the catalog.


Curricular Requirements

The College has divided its subjects of study into the following three groups:



Group I--Humanities

Art

Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese)

Classical Languages (Latin, Greek)

Communication Sciences & Disorders (2050 only)

English

German

Music

Philosophy

Romance Languages (French, Italian, Spanish)

Religious Studies

Russian

Speech Communication

Theatre




Group II--Natural Sciences

Biological

Biological Sciences

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Mathematical

Computer Science

Mathematics

Physical

Astronomy

Chemistry

Geography 2050-2051

Geology

Physical Sciences

Physics




Group III--Social Sciences

African & African American Studies

Anthropology

Communication Disorders (excluding 2050)

Economics

Geography (excluding 2050-2051)

History

International Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology




DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE

In addition to satisfying the departmental requirements for the major field, candidates for the B.A. and the B.S. degrees must meet minimum distribution requirements as outlined below:


BACHELOR OF ARTS

(HUMANITIES)



Group I (Humanities)

English--Freshman English.

Literature--Six semester hours from the literature courses listed in the general education humanities requirement.

Foreign language--Through course 2154 or 2155 in French, German, Italian, and Spanish; or 2000-level course above 2053 in Greek, Latin, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Swahili languages, excluding courses taught in English.

General education arts elective, plus three additional hours in Group I other than English or foreign languages.


Group II (Natural Sciences/Mathematics)

Biological and physical sciences--A minimum of a year course (six semester hours) with two semester hours of accompanying laboratory in either the biological or physical sciences. Three additional hours must also be completed in the alternate sciences for a total of 11 semester hours. Mathematics and computer science are considered mathematical sciences and cannot be used to fulfill the biological and physical sciences requirement.

Mathematics--1021 or 1023, plus one additional course from the general education analytical reasoning courses. (MATH 1029 may be taken as an alternative to MATH 1021 for certain majors. Please refer to the appropriate curriculum in the following pages.)



Group III (Social Sciences)

History--A minimum of six semester hours offered by the Department of History.

Nine semester hours in at least two additional Group III subjects exclusive of history.

Geography 2050 and 2051 do not fulfill Group III requirements.


BACHELOR OF ARTS (SOCIAL SCIENCES)


Group I (Humanities)

English--Freshman English.

Literature--Six semester hours from the literature courses listed in the general education humanities requirement.

Foreign language--Through course 2053 or 2102--except anthropology, which requires an additional semester in the language.

General education arts elective, and three additional hours in Group I, other than English or foreign languages.




Group II (Natural Sciences/Mathematics)

Biological and physical sciences--A minimum of a year course (six semester hours) with two semester hours of accompanying laboratory in either the biological or physical sciences. Three additional hours must also be completed in the alternate sciences for a total of 11 semester hours. Mathematics and computer science are considered mathematical sciences and cannot be used to fulfill the biological and physical sciences requirement.

Mathematics--1021 or 1023, plus one additional course from the general education analytical reasoning courses. (MATH 1029 may be taken as an alternative to MATH 1021 for certain majors. Please refer to the appropriate curriculum guide in the following pages.)




Group III (Social Sciences)

History--A minimum of six semester hours offered by the Department of History.

Nine semester hours in at least two additional Group III subjects exclusive of history.

Geography 2050 and 2051 do not fulfill Group III requirements.



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Group I (Humanities)

English--Freshman English.

Literature--Six semester hours from the literature courses listed in the general education humanities requirement.

Foreign language--Through course 2053 or 2102.

General education arts course, and three additional hours in Group I, other than English or foreign languages.




Group II (Natural Sciences/Mathematics)

Biological and physical sciences--A minimum of a year course (six semester hours) with two semester hours of accompanying laboratory in either the biological or physical sciences. Three additional hours must also be completed in the alternate sciences for a total of 11 semester hours. Some departments may require six additional hours in the alternate science category for a total of 14 hours. Please refer to the appropriate curriculum guide in the following pages.

Mathematics--At least six semester hours in mathematics selected from courses numbered 1021 or above.


Group III (Social Sciences)

History--A minimum of six semester hours offered by the Department of History.

Nine semester hours in at least two additional Group III subjects exclusive of history.

Geography 2050 and 2051 do not fulfill Group III requirements.



MAJOR FIELD REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for a degree in this College will select one subject as their major field. Students may count a maximum of 45 hours in the major department toward the required 128 hours. However, for each hour in excess of 36 hours, one hour of upper level-work (3000- level and above) must be taken outside the major department. Departmental requirements for majors are given later in this section.



ENROLLMENT IN TWO DEGREE PROGRAMS

Double majors--Students may pursue double majors in this College. Both majors must be offered by departments within the College. By completing all residence and academic require-ments for the two programs, a student may earn one bachelor's degree with two majors.

Dual Degrees Within the College of Arts and Sciences--Students may pursue dual degrees in this College. Both majors must be offered by departments within the College. By completing residence and academic requirements, and earning 30 hours over the degree requirements (158 hrs. total), a student may earn two separate bachelor's degrees.

Dual Enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Second Academic College--By completing residence and academic requirements for two degree programs and earning 30 hours more than the degree requiring the fewer number of hours, a student can earn two bachelor's degrees. The student must be accepted for admission to both colleges. In addition, the student must declare a home college where registration will be initiated and permanent files maintained. It is the student's responsibility, however, to maintain contact with the second college to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made toward that degree.


REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND BACHELOR'S DEGREE

To qualify for a second bachelor's degree in this College, students must meet the admission requirements of the College and the department. Once admitted, students must complete (with at least a 2.00 grade-point average) a minimum of 30 semester hours, including any degree requirements not previously met. The 30 hours must be completed in residence in the College of Arts and Sciences.

MINOR FIELD REQUIREMENTS (OPTIONAL)

Although students are not required to pursue a minor field (except in the general studies major), they may choose to do so under the following guidelines:

Earn a minimum of 15-18 semester hours in the minor field, of which at least six semester hours must be in courses taken on this campus at the 3000- and/or 4000-level; see individual departments in the "Departments, Schools, and Curricula" section of this chapter for more specific requirements.

Earn a minimum grade-point average in the minor field of 2.00 on all work taken in the LSU System and on all work taken.

Courses used to satisfy minor requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Minor fields may be selected from any major field currently offered by the College in which appropriate requirements for a minor have been established or any field of an interdisciplinary nature for which a minor has been approved by the Faculty Senate Courses and Curricula Committee and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Minors may also be taken in fields outside the College if:

the total number of semester hours does not exceed 24 (total number of non arts and sciences electives that may be counted toward graduation);

the work conforms to guidelines established by the department, school, and college concerned;

the work meets the general minor field requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, as stated above.

The following are requirements for minor fields which are designed for students in the College of Arts and Sciences:

African and African-American Studies

To graduate with a minor in African and African-American studies, students must complete at least 18 hours of course work in three categories: AAAS 2000 (three hrs.); nine hours in a specific area; and six hours of electives.

Arts and Humanities Area: AAAS 2001, 2002; ANTH 4050; ENGL 2674, 3674, 4220 (THTR 4220), 4674; MUS 2000, 2751, 2752; HIST 2061, 4067, 4068; FREN 4070.

Social Sciences Area: ANTH 4051, 4053, 4064 (FREN 4064/LING 4064), 4470; ELRC 4003; GEOG 4032; HIST 2061, 4067, 4068, 4089; POLI 4038; SOCL 4511.

Electives: In addition to the three hour core course, and nine hours in one area, students must select six hours of electives from the other area.

Additional requirements are as follows:

No more than nine hours may be taken from one department;

Courses must be selected from at least three departments; and

No more than nine hours may be taken at the 2000 level.

For additional information, contact Dr. Thomas Durant, 126 Stubbs, (225)578-1645 or by visiting their web site at www.artsci.lsu.edu/african.

Art History

To graduate with a minor in art history, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete ART 1440, 1441, and 12 additional hours in art history at the 4000 level or above.

Asian Studies

To graduate with a minor in Asian studies, students must complete at least 18 hours of designated Asian studies courses, including at least two courses from any two of the following three groups. Of these courses, at least six hours must be taken at LSU at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Humanities--ART 2411, 4441, 4442, 4443, 4444; REL 2027, 3600, 4800; HIST 4078; HIST/REL 4191.

Social Sciences--GEOG 4035; HIST 2095, 2096, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094; POLI 4067; SW/GEOG 4000.

Languages--CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002; JAPN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002.

Other courses acceptable for general credit in Asian studies, subject to the approval of the Asian studies faculty, include ART 4401; ECON 4520; GEOG 1003; HIST 4195; HNRS 1101, 1103; INTL 2001; REL 2130, 3300.

For additional information, contact Dr. John Henderson, 224 Himes, (225)578-4471.

Audio-visual Arts

To graduate with a minor in audio-visual arts, students must complete AVA 2001 and an additional 15 hours of electives from the following list. At least nine hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and no more than nine hours may be taken in any single department.

AVA 3001, 4001; CLST 2070; ENGL 2009, 2231, 4009, 4231; FREN 4031; HIST 4077; MC 2700, 3650; PHIL 3002, 4002; REL 3238; SPCM 2012, 3012, 3107.

In addition, special topics courses relevant to the audio-visual arts may be accepted for the minor with the approval of the director.

For further information, contact Gregory Schufreider, 110 Coates Hall, 225/578-2220.

Business Administration

To graduate with a minor in business administration, students must complete ACCT 2001, 2101 or 2021 (prerequisite: MATH 1431); ECON 2010 and 2020 or 2030/2031; FIN 3715; ISDS 1100; MGT 3200; MKT 3401; and one business administration elective.

International Studies

The minor in international studies in the College of Arts and Sciences is designed to provide students with a perspective on issues of global consequence, and permit them to focus on a region that is of particular significance. All students seeking a minor in international studies must enroll in the sophomore-level introductory course and they must demonstrate competency in a relevant language.

To graduate with a minor in international studies, students must complete 21 hours including INTL 2001 (3 hrs.), six hrs. chosen from ANTH 1003 or 2051; ECON 2030; GEOG 1001 or 1003; HIST 1003 or 1007 or HNRS 1001/1103 (3 hrs.) or HNRS 3003; POLI 2057; REL 2029; SOCL 2001. In addition, students must choose six hrs. from the global studies concentration and six hrs. (above the 3000 level) from one of the five area study concentrations: Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Russia and Central Asia. Finally, students must choose a language appropriate to the area study and demonstrate second-year competency in that language (equivalent of four semesters).

Area Study Concentrations:

Global Studies-Six hrs. (3000-level or above from two different departments) chosen from ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, ENVS 4010, FIN 3718, MGT 4020, MKT 4443, MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4046, 4064, REL 3300, 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4482, 4631, 4701.

Africa and Middle East-SWAH 2004 or FREN 2102 or equivalent; six hrs. (3000- level or above from two different departments) chosen from ANTH 4051, 4470, 4998, FREN 4070, HIST/REL 4095, 4096, POLI 4077, SOCL 4551, THTR/ENGL 4220.

Asia-JAPN 2102 or CHIN 2102 or equivalent; six hrs. (3000-level or above from two different departments) chosen from ART 4401, GEOG/SW 4000, GEOG 4035, HIST 4091, 4092, 4094, HIST/REL 4191, POLI 4067, REL 3600, 4800.

Europe-FREN 2102 or GERM 2102 or ITAL 2102 or SPAN 2102 or equivalent; six hrs. (3000-level or above from two different departments) chosen from ART 4450, 4451, FREN 3071, 3072, 3080, 4040, 4050, 4051, GEOG 4055, 4072, GERM 3061, 3062, 3084, 4044, 4068, HIST 4016, 4022, 4023, 4026, 4030, 4032, 4047, 4113, 4130, ITAL 3001, 3058, 3072, 4053, MUS 4752, PHIL 3001, POLI 4068, 4069, 4072, 4074, SPAN 3073, 4064, 4081, THTR 3121, 3122.

Latin America-SPAN 2102 or equivalent, six hrs. (3000-level or above from two different departments) chosen from ANTH 4023, 4053, GEOG 4031, 4032, HIST 4083, 4089, POLI 4065, SPAN 3044, 3074, 4082, 4146, 4147, THTR 4220.

Russia and Central Asia-RUSS 2055 or equivalent; six hrs. (3000-level or above from two different departments) chosen from ECON 4025/HIST 4126, HIST 4033, 4034, 4120, POLI 4070, RUSS 3071, 3072, 4081, 4082.


Jewish Studies

To graduate with a minor in Jewish studies, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 15 hours of electives, including a minimum of six hours at the 3000-level or above. Electives must be chosen from at least two of the following areas:

Religious studies--REL 1004, 2001 2029, 2101, 3004, 3101, 3104, 4002, 4004, 4125, 4944.

Literature--ENGL 2673, 3124, 3236, and depending on the topic, 2231, 3220, 4055.

History--HIST 2001, 4025, 4026, 4125.

Sociology--SOCL 4511, and depending on the topic, 2501, 3101.

In addition, special topics courses and courses with sections advertised as Jewish studies may be accepted for the minor upon approval of the director.

For additional information, contact Rodger Kamenetz, 212-L Allen Hall, 225/578-2984.

Political Discourse Studies

To graduate with a minor in political discourse studies, students must complete six hours from three of the following four fields for a total of 18 hours. In addition, at least 12 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.

Mass Communication--two chosen from MC 3500, 4510, 4515.

Political Science--POLI 2051 and one chosen from POLI 4030, 4034, 4039.

Speech Communication--two chosen from SPCM 3107, 4100, 4160.

Sociology and Philosophy--two chosen from SOCL 2501, 4421; PHIL 2000, 2020, 4945.

For additional information, contact Dr. Cecil Eubanks, 240 Stubbs Hall, 225/578-2141.

Women's and Gender Studies

To graduate with a minor in women's and gender studies, students must complete WGS 2500, 4500, and 12 hours of electives, at least nine of which must be in courses at the 3000- level or above. Electives must be chosen from at least two of the following areas:

Literature--ENGL 2593, 3593, 4593 (depending upon topic), FREN 4090, 4095, SPAN 4100.

Culture and Society--ENGL 4493, CLST 2080, HIST 4079, REL 3300, SOCL 4413, 4521, SPCM 3115.

Theory--ENGL 4593 (depending upon topic), PHIL 4015, WGS 3150.

In addition, WGS 4900, special topics courses, and courses with sections advertised as women's and gender studies may be accepted for the minor with the approval of the director. For additional information, contact the director, Women's and Gender Studies, 238 Himes, 225/578-4807 or by visiting their web site at www.artsci.lsu.edu/wgs/.



ELECTIVES

A student in the College of Arts and Sciences may elect for degree credit any course offered by the following departments or schools:

Aerospace Studies

African & African American Studies

Art

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Computer Science

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Curriculum & Instruction

Economics

Educational Leadership, Research, & Counseling

English

Entomology

Environmental Studies

Experimental Statistics

Foreign Languages & Literatures

French Studies

Geography & Anthropology

Geology & Geophysics

History

Honors

International Studies

Mathematics

Military Science

Music

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Philosophy

Physics & Astronomy

Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Speech Communication

Theatre

Women's & Gender Studies

Students may select elective courses in departments not listed above. (Students must meet all prerequisites for these courses.) Twenty four semester hours of elective credit in such courses may be counted toward graduation from this College. A student may receive a maximum of 12 semester hours of degree credit in ROTC. No more than eight hours of kinesiology activity courses may count toward graduation from this College.

CORRESPONDENCE, EXTENSION, & MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT

A maximum of 32 semester hours of credit in the above categories is acceptable toward meeting degree requirements. Students who wish to have correspondence credits accepted by this College must make their registration in correspondence courses a matter of record in the office of the dean of the College at the time of such registration.

Students registered in the College may enroll in a maximum of 19 semester hours of combined resident and correspondence course work during a regular semester. They may enroll in a maximum of 12 semester hours of combined resident and correspondence course work during a summer term. Students may not be enrolled in correspondence course work within their last 30 hours. Depending on the correspondence course, a special time limit may be imposed by the dean's office.

PASS-FAIL OPTION

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may register for courses on a pass-fail basis under the following conditions:

Only free elective courses may be taken on a pass-fail basis. Required courses and restricted electives may not be taken on a

pass-fail basis. A student may not take courses offered by the Honors College on a pass-fail basis.

A student must have permission (by signature on a petition form) from the dean of this College, the instructor of the course, and the dean of the College in which the course is offered.

Pass-fail registration must be completed before the final day for adding courses.

Eligible students may take one course per semester on a pass-fail basis.

Courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences that are required in a student's curriculum will not be approved on a pass-fail basis.

TEACHER CERTIFICATION

The College of Education offers three distinct ways to become certified as a teacher. Students choose from a bachelor's program, a master's program, or an alternative certification program. The bachelor's program combines general education, an area of focus, and professional training in 128 credit hours. The master's program combines a bachelor's degree in elementary education or in secondary education with 37-43 graduate credit hours of professional preparation designed to develop students' capacity for educational leadership. The alternative certification program is individually tailored for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and want to become certified teachers. In every case, early advising by the Office of Student Services is essential. The office is located at 236 Peabody Hall. Request information and make appointments by calling 225/578-2267, or send an e-mail to edinfo@asterix.ednet.lsu.edu.

PLACEMENT SERVICES

Students in this College may use the services of the University's Career Services Center. These services include counseling, job-seeking skills workshops, job search handbooks, résumé service, career days, and on-campus recruiting and interviews.

STUDY ABROAD

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to participate in the study abroad programs administered by the Office of Academic Programs Abroad and the International Student Exchange Program. Students who participate in these programs must receive departmental evaluation of the courses to be taken. In addition, students must make an appointment with a counselor to ensure that degree credit will be granted upon return to LSU.

National Student Exchange

LSU cooperates with a number of other universities throughout the United States in an exchange program. Students may spend one year (usually the junior year) at another university at little or no more cost than they pay at LSU. Additional information can be obtained from the Office of Academic Programs Abroad.

PREPARATION FOR THE STUDY OF LAW

Because of the rich complexity of this discipline, students with very different academic backgrounds can undertake and excel in the study of law. There is no single curriculum or course of study which is prerequisite to or guarantees success in law school. Curricula in the College of Arts and Sciences provide excellent preparation for students who intend to study law.

The degree requirements of the College ensure the development of the following skills, which are essential components of pre-law training: (1) the ability to express oneself competently in writing; (2) the ability to understand the human institutions and values with which the law deals; and (3) the ability to think creatively. Students who intend to pursue a legal career are, therefore, encouraged to choose a curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Interested students should contact the pre-law adviser in the Department of Political Science for additional information.

PREMEDICAL AND PREDENTAL COUNSELING

Counselors are available to help students with applications to medical and dental schools. This application process requires about one and one-half years to complete. Students are strongly advised to attend one of the premedical/predental information meetings concerning the professional school application process in the spring of the junior year.

A&S STUDENT COUNCIL/CLUBS

The college's Student Council is composed of student representatives from each of the college's departments, as well as members at large. The purpose of the council is to enhance the academic environment in the College. In addition, many departments sponsor clubs with programs of interest to majors.

PHI BETA KAPPA

Seniors and juniors with grade-point averages of at least 3.60 and 3.90, respectively, are considered for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest scholastic honor society in the United States. Excellence in a variety of intellectual disciplines, rather than proficiency in a single field of study, is the major criterion for election.

The academic record should include satisfactory completion of the general education requirement, including two courses in English or American literature (preferably two of the following: ENGL 2021, 2023, 3020, 3022, 3070 or 3072), or literature in a foreign language (if not the major field); six-hour sequences in both a life science and a physical science, with an additional two hours of related laboratory work in one of these fields; upper division courses (3000-level or above) in at least two different humanities or social sciences outside the major; and electives that show a commitment to a liberal education.

Sophomores and juniors should consult with Phi Beta Kappa officers for more specific information.

PHI KAPPA PHI

Phi Kappa Phi, a national scholastic honor society founded in 1897, now contains 282 chapters nationwide. It is one of the most prestigious scholastic honor societies in the United States. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation. At the present time, the national office is located on this campus in the French House.

The primary objectives of Phi Kappa Phi are to promote the pursuit of excellence in higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students and faculty through election to membership and through various awards and fellowships. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field. Juniors in the top five percent and seniors and graduate students in the top ten percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises.

GRADUATION WITH COLLEGE HONORS

To graduate "with College Honors" in the College of Arts and Sciences, a student must meet the following requirements:

achieve "Sophomore Honors Distinction;"

take at least 12 semester hours of honors seminars or departmental honors courses

beyond the minimum required for "Sophomore Honors Distinction;"

register in a curriculum offered in the College of Arts and Sciences;

complete a curriculum of courses totaling at least 128 hours approved by the department concerned and by the dean and the faculty of the Honors College. This curric-ulum should be developed using the gen-eral curricular principles of the College, the purposes of which are to afford students a liberal education and to include (besides the major field) historical and political studies, the biological and phys-ical sciences, the humanities, and the arts;

demonstrate competence in a major field by doing independent research, writing a senior thesis, and taking an oral examination. The thesis counselor and one additional member of the student's committee must be from the student's major department;

after the freshman year, maintain at least a 3.33 gpa ("A" = 4.00).


HONORS COURSES

Besides courses offered through the Honors College, other honors courses are offered through various departments, including:

Anthropology 4999

Biological Sciences 1503, 3950, 3951

Chemistry 1421, 1422, 1431, 1432, 2463

English 1003, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2028, 2925,

2927, 2929, 3000, 3820, 3821, 3822,

3823, 3824, 3825

French 2103, 2104

Geography 4999

Geology 1002, 1004

History 1002, 1004, 2056, 2058, 3100,

3109, 3110

Mathematics 1101, 1551, 1553, 2058, 2086

Philosophy 2034, 2036, 2953, 2963, 2964,

2965, 3901, 3902

Political Science 2052, 3000, 3809,

3896, 3897

Physics 1201, 1202, 1208, 1209

Psychology 2001

Religious Studies 1006

Sociology 3905

Speech Communication 1062, 2862


DEPARTMENTS, SCHOOLS, & CURRICULA


DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

HEAD Tircuit, Professor

OFFICE 105 Military Science/Aerospace Studies Bldg.
TELEPHONE 225/578-4407
FAX 225/578-4537
EMAIL lsuafrotc@lsu.edut
WEBSITE www.afrotc.lsu.edu


PROFESSOR - Tircuit

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Brown, Johnston, Mareno

For information on this department's program, see the "Reserve Officers Training Corps" section of this catalog.
For information on the department's course offerings, see the "Courses of Instruction" chapter in this catalog.


DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

CHAIR Hoffman, Professor
OFFICE 163 Music & Dramatic Arts Building
TELEPHONE 225/578-2545
FAX 225/578-2528
WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu/comsci


PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Cullen

PROFESSORS - Buckingham, Collins, Dixit, Hoffman, Norris

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Hudson, Oetting

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - 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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 30

JUNIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Communication Disorders 4150, 4153, 4190, 4250, 4380, 4381, 4382, 4681 24
Approved electives 6-9
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 24-33


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

DIRECTOR Stone, Professor

OFFICE 225 Hatcher Hall
TELEPHONE 225/334-5843
FAX 225/578-6628
WEBSITE artsci.lsu.edu/complit
E-MAIL stone@lsu.edu


PROFESSORS - Codrescu, Cope, Cowan, Djebar, Edgeworth, J. Gellrich, Hardy, Herlinger, Humphries, Kennedy, Kronick, Leupin, Olney, Pizer, Ricapito, Stone, Wing

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - M. Gellrich, Jensen, Russo

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Bongiorni, Coldiron, 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
TOTAL 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

TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

32


DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

CHAIR Richardson, J. F. Taylor Professor of English

OFFICE 211 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-4085
FAX 225/578-4129
WEBSITE www.english.lsu.edu



BOYD PROFESSORS EMERITI: Bourjaily, Simpson

BOYD PROFESSOR Smith

MAJOR MORRIS S. AND DeETTE A. ANDERSON MEMORIAL ALUMNI PROFESSOR Nardo

DONALD AND VELVIA CRUMBLEY ENDOWED PROFESSOR Madden

DONALD AND NORMA NASH McCLURE ALUMNI PROFESSOR May

FRED C. FREY CHAIR OF SOUTHERN STUDIES Prenshaw

WILLIAM A. READ PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE Kennedy

J. F. TAYLOR PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH Richardson

LSU FOUNDATION HENRY J. VOORHIES PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH Olney

PROFESSORS Bennett, Borck, 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, Smith, Toth

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS J. Babin, Blackwood, Catano, Freedman, Garay, M. Gellrich, Jordan, Massé, Michie, Peckman, Weltman

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS E. Babin,

Coldiron, Gourdine, Hegarty, Monta, Oliver, Powell, White, D. Williams

INSTRUCTORS Abraham, Alexius, Allego, Barnes, Becker, Begat, Beuka, Blount, Branch, Broome, Calmes, Caprio, Carney, Carragher, Chaney, Clinkenbeard, C. Cowan, Cronin, Cutrera, Domangue, Donlon, Elston, Epperson, Gage, Gladman, Granger, Gray, Green, Haynes, Holt, Howes, Johnson, Kahn, Langlois, Larkin, Lewis, Lister, Mapes, Martin, McCaughey, McGuire, McKinnon, Morgan, Normand, Nyman, Pflueger, Priddy, Pulliam, Raynie, Reed, Rohloff, Roider, Rozelle, Schmitt, Shoemaker, Stewart, Strohschein, Sutcliffe, Thomas, Tusa, Whiddon, K. Williams



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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 32

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Area requirements 12
Approved social sciences electives 3
Approved electives 17
TOTAL 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 225/578-6616
FAX 225/578-5074
WEBSITE www.homer.forlang.lsu.edu


PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Hart, 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 - Bongiorni, Cortazar, Fernandez-Palacios, Li, MacInnes, Martins, Stem, Warga

INSTRUCTORS - Anderson, Ashe, Azenara, Burns, Craig, Evatt, Garza, Hulse, Irby-Massie, Katchmer, Leder, Lotten, McCutchan, McNeil, Milner, M. Ramirez, Rivet, Rutherford, Sandrock, Shimizu, Tabor, Vogeler, Watanabe, Wheeler, 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.

A minor in Italian will consist of 15 hours of course work with at least six hours of 3000-4000 level courses.

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.

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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

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
TOTAL 32

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Approved German electives 15
Approved social sciences course 3
Approved electives 14
TOTAL

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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

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
TOTAL 32

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Approved Latin electives 6
Approved social sciences course

3

Approved electives 23
TOTAL 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 sequnce 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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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

TOTAL 33

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Spanish 4005 3
Spanish 4000-level electives 6
Approved social sciences electives 3
Approved electives 19
TOTAL 31

DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH STUDIES

CHAIR Humphries, LSU Foundation Professor

OFFICE 205 Prescott Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-6627
FAX 225/578-6628
WEBSITE www.artsci.lslu.edu/fai


LSU FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS - Djebar, Humphries

LSU FOUNDATION HENRY J. VOORHIES PROFESSOR - Olney

PROFESSORS - Djebar, Humphries, Lafayette, Leupin, Ngandu, Olney, Stone, Vandeloise, Wing

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Brind'Amour, Chumbley, Dubois, Jensen, Russo, Zebouni

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Anselmo, Bongiorni, Dupuy

INSTRUCTORS - Delzell, Echeverria, Frazier, LaFleur-Giambrone, Protevi, Sojic, Waldman

A minor in French 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 1021 or 1029 3
General education biological or physical sciences* 8
Approved history elective

3

Approved electives or ROTC 6
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 30

GENERAL STUDIES

OFFICE 260 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-3141
FAX 225/578-6447

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 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 225/578-5942
FAX 225/578-4420
WEBSITE www.ga.lsu.edu/ga


FRED B. KNIFFEN PROFESSOR - Edwards

JAMES J. PARSONS PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY - Liu

RICHARD J. RUSSELL LOUISIANA STUDIES PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY - Lam

CARL O. SAUER PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY - Earle

DORIS Z. STONE LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY - Richardson

BOYD PROFESSORS EMERITI - Walker, West

ALUMNI PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Hilliard

PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Muller

PROFESSORS - Earle, Edwards, Kesel, Lam, Lewis, Liu, Richardson

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Brody, Colten, Davidson, Farnsworth, Jackson, Mathewson, McKillop, Robbins, Tague

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - DeLyser, Namikas, Regis, Rohli

INSTRUCTORS - Curtis, Dymond, Grimes, Manhein

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN - Anderson

ADJUNCT FACULTY - Dakin, Emmer, 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 1021 or 1029 3
General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs) 8
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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 1021 3
General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)

8

TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

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
TOTAL 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 anthro-pology 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 1021 or 1029 3
General education biological or physical sciences (6 sem. hrs. lecture with 2 sem. hrs. of lab) 8
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 32

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY


CHAIR Paskoff, Associate Professor

OFFICE 224 Himes Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-4471
FAX 225/578-4909
WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu/hist

 

BOYD PROFESSORS - Cooper, Royster

WILLIAM AND LETITIA BELL PROFESSOR OF HISTORY - Henderson

THOMAS AND LILLIAN LANDRUM ALUMNI PROFESSOR - Roider

JANE LUCAS DEGRUMMOND ENDOWED PROFESSOR IN HISTORY - Hilton

LEWIS, KATHRYN, and BENJAMIN PRICE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY - Owen

ALUMNI PROFESSORS EMERITI - Loos, Noggle

T. HARRY WILLIAMS PROFESSOR EMERITA OF AMERICAN HISTORY - Loveland

PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Holtman

PROFESSORS - Cooper, Culbert, Hardy, Henderson, Hilton, Hoffman, Lindenfeld, Martin, Owen, Roider, Royster, Stater

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Becker, Foster, Kooi, Marchand, Paskoff, Shindo, Veldman

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Dietz, Harper,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 1021 or 1029 3
General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs) 8
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

32


SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Approved history electives 9
Approved social sciences electives 6
Approved electives 17
TOTAL 32


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)

DIRECTOR

OFFICE 260 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-8273
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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 33

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
International global studies courses 6
International studies area of concentration courses 3
INTL 4000 3
Approved electives 17
TOTAL 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 3061 or 3062 or 3071 or 3072; 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 3061 or 3062 or 3071 or 3072.

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, 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 1021 or 1029 3
Area of concentration courses 6
General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs) 8
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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.

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, 225/578-4807 or visit their web site at www.artsci.lsu.edu/wgs/.


LINGUISTICS (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)

DIRECTOR Collins, Professor

OFFICE 260 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-8273
FAX 225/578-6447
E-MAIL collins@lsu.edu
WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu/ling


PROFESSORS - Buckingham, Collins, Dixit, Hoffman, Lafayette, Norris, A. Ramirez, Vandeloise

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Brody, Dubois, McDonald, Oetting

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS - Babin, Dupuy, Hegarty, Oliver

INSTRUCTORS - Abraham, Cogburn, Epperson, Howes, 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 Ferreyra, Professor

OFFICE 301 Lockett Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-1665
FAX 225/578-4276
WEBSITE www.math.lsu.edu


BOYD PROFESSOR Lawson

WILLIAM E. "BUD" DAVIS ALUMNI PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS Oxley

NICHOLSON PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS Kuo

BOYD PROFESSOR EMERITUS Anderson

PROFESSORS EMERITI Altman, Collins, Conner, Griffin, Keisler, Koch, Mitchell, Ohm, Reid, Retherford, Scholz,

PROFESSORS Adkins, Cordes, Delzell, Dorroh, Fabec, Ferreyra, Gilmer, Hildebrant (Associate Chair for Instruction), Hurrelbrink, Kuo, J. Lawson, Lax, Litherland, Madden, McGehee, Morales, Neubrander, Nobile, Olafsson, Oxley, Perlis, Richardson (Director of Graduate Studies), Smolinsky, Stoltzfus, Sundar, Weintraub

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Chari, Cochran, Cygan, Davidson, Ding, Hoffman, Lisan, Oporowski, Sengupta, Tom, Vertigan, P. Wolenski

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Cohen, Sage, Van Wamelen, Watson

INSTRUCTORS Britt, Broome, Christie, Clayton, Clement, Cooper, Dauzat, Fitch, G. Forrest, W. Forrest, Hagens, Istre, Kelso, Koehl, Kopsco, Kurtz, L. Lawson, McAnelly, McMills, Neal, Plaisance, Potter, Rioux, Rouse, Saale, Simpson, Stokolos, Suh, Sullivan, Tullos, Vaughn, j. 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.

*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).

+In order to qualify for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the student must elect to take six hours in the alternate science (see sophomore year).


FRESHMAN YEAR
SEM. HRS.
English 1000/1001, 1002 6
Foreign language courses* 10
Mathematics 1550, 1552 9
General education biological or physical sciences (two-semester lecture sequence with corresponding labs) 8
TOTAL 33



SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.

Foreign language (through

2053 or 2102)* 3

Select two courses from Mathematics

2020, 2025, and 2030 6

Mathematics 2057, 2060, 2085 7

Mathematics 2065 or approved elective 3

Approved electives or area requirement 3

General education biological or

physical sciences (one semester

lecture in alternate science)+ 3

Approved literature courses 6

--

31



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

Approved elective or area requirement 3

--

33



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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31



Areas of Concentration



Actuarial Science (33 hrs.)



Economics 2030, Experimental Statistics 2201, Finance 3440, and one of Finance 3441, 3442, or 3460, Mathematics 4020, 4050, 4055, 4056, and 4060. Select two courses from Mathematics 4023, 4025, 4031, 4065, and 4066.





Applied/Discrete Mathematics (21 hrs.)



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



Applied Mathematics/

Communications Engineering (33-35 hrs.)



Electrical Engineering 2120, 3120, and 3140. Mathematics 2090 can be taken in lieu of Mathematics 2085 and 2065. Mathematics 4020, 4023, 4031, and 4032 or 4036. Select two courses from Mathematics 4024, 4025, 4027, 4038, 4065, 4171 ( or Electrical Engineering 4740), 4172, 4325 (or Electrical Engineering 4150), and 4470. Select two courses from Electrical Engineering 4610, 4625, and 4660.



Mathematics (21hrs.)



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



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 225/578-2371

FAX 225/578-3560

WEBSITE www.lsu.edu/guests/wwwmsd/home



PROFESSOR Johnson

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Bechtel, Bergeron, Groomes, Haas

INSTRUCTOR 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 225/578-2220

FAX 225/578-4897

WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu/phil



WILLIAM AND LETITIA BELL PROFESSOR OF HISTORY J. Henderson



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, E. Henderson, J. Henderson, Kamenetz, May, Sarkar, Schufreider, Seynaeve, Sirridge, Whittaker

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Burkett, Irvine, Payne (Assistant Chair for Religious Studies), Sutherland

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Buehler,

Crystal, Fitzgerald, Raffoul, Taylor

INSTRUCTORS Cogburn, Grouchy, Sutherland



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.

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
Mathematics1021 or 1029 3
Library and Information Science 1001 (satisfies computer literacy requirement) 1
Approved electives (may be in area of concentration) 4
TOTAL 32

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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 33

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
Area of concentration courses 9-12
Approved social sciences elective 3
Approved electives 21-18
TOTAL 33




DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

CHAIR Parent, Associate Professor

OFFICE 240 Stubbs Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-2141
FAX 225/578-2540
WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu/poli


CLASS OF 1942 ALUMNI PROFESSOR Eubanks

HERMANN MOYSE, JR. PROFESSOR Sandoz

EMOGINE PLINER PROFESSOR Garand

R. DOWNS POINDEXTER PROFESSOR Wittkopf

PROFESSORS EMERITI Arango, Bolner, Crabb

PROFESSORS Eubanks, Garand, Gasiorowski, Mulcahy, Sandoz, Wittkopf

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Clark, Haynie, Kenny, Parent, Schafer, Stoner

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Arce, Hausegger, Hogan, Ray, Thies

INSTRUCTORS Adams, Mokeba, Muste

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 1021 or 1029 3
Political Science 1001 (recommended), 2051 6
General education biological or physical sciences (two semester lecture sequence with corresponding labs) 8
TOTAL 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
TOTAL

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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 32



DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY


CHAIR Lane, Professor

OFFICE 236 Audubon Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-8745
FAX 225/578-4125
WEBSITE www.artsci.lsu.edu/psych


BOYD PROFESSOR EMERITUS Riopelle

ALUMNI PROFESSOR EMERITUS Timmons

PROFESSORS EMERITI Berg, Dreger, Geer, Gottfried



HELEN "BESSIE" SILVERBERG PLINER PROFESSOR Magill

PROFESSORS Advokat, Baumeister, Blouin, Kelley, Lane, Magill, Mathews, Matson, Seay, Waters, Witt

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Bornstein, Cherry, Coon, Geiselman, Gouvier, Hawkins, McDonald, Noell, Northup, Prestholdt

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Copeland, Diefendorff , Greguras, Hicks, Lerman, Marzolf, Reitman, Roth, Slaughter

ADJUNCT FACULTY Boudreaux, Brantley, Comaty, Gammel, Garrett, Granberry, Jones, 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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 32

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 8
TOTAL 32


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 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 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
TOTAL 32

SENIOR YEAR
SEM. HRS.
General education humanities courses 6

Approved psychology electives

12
Approved electives 14
TOTAL 32



RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)


OFFICE 222 Prescott Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-6616
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 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 3
TOTAL 33

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
TOTAL 31

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
TOTAL 64


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY


CHAIR Grimes, Professor

OFFICE 126 Stubbs Hall
TELEPHONE 225/578-1645
FAX 225/578-5102
WEBSITE www.soc.lsu.edu


DAVID J. KRISKOVICH DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR Singelmann

BOYD PROFESSOR EMERITUS Bertrand

PROFESSORS EMERITI Howard, Jenkins

PROFESSORS Bankston, Deseran, Durant, Feld, Grimes, Shrum, Singelmann, Suitor

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Beggs, Hurlbert, Jang, Kamo, Ohlendorf, Shihadeh, Weil

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Cao, Pedriana, 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 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
TOTAL 35

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
TOTAL 35

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
TOTAL 30

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
TOTAL 28


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 4011 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 225/578-4172
FAX 225/578-4828

JACK AND MARY FRANCIS HOPKINS PROFESSOR OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION King

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, Fenske, Fillible, Hebert, Hunt, LeBlanc, Louis, Mathis, McLaughlin, Morgan, Sells, 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 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
TOTAL 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
Speech Communication 2010 or 2064 and 2040 6
Approved electives or ROTC 6
Library and Information Science 1001 1
TOTAL 31

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
TOTAL 32

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
TOTAL

32