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College of Arts & Sciences

 

GAINES M. FOSTER, Interim Dean
JANET L. McDONALD, Interim Associate Dean
MARGARET PARKER, Associate Dean
REBECCA CAIRE, Assistant Dean
CAROLYN LANDRY, Assistant Dean
ANN WHITMER, Assistant Dean
MELANIE BUCHMANN, Coordinator of Academic Services
KENDALL BROWN, Counselor
STEPHANIE ERIE, Counselor
COURTNI GUIDRY, Counselor
TIFFANY LABATUT, Counselor
JENNIFER WALE, Counselor
TINA FOS, Business Manager

119 Hodges Hall
PHONE • 225-578-3141
FAX • 225-578-6447
WEB SITE • www.artsci.lsu.edu

The College of Arts & Sciences' primary purpose is to afford the student a liberal education, 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 education 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 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of General Studies degrees. Students may choose from 21 major areas of study and 40 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 below.

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 1001 with a "C" or better; and completed three hours of the general education analytical reasoning requirement. Students majoring in psychology, communication sciences and disorders, or any of the secondary education areas of concentration must have a gpa of at least 2.50 in all work taken within the LSU System and in all work taken overall. Students majoring in any of the secondary education areas of concentration must have a passing score on the PRAXIS I assessments or minimum ACT composite of 22 or minimum SAT composite of 1030 to declare their respective concentration.

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.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Departments/Schools Curricula Degrees
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Disorders Bachelor of Arts
Department of Communication Studies Communication Studies
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 Philosophy & Religious Studies Philosophy
Department of Political Science Political Science
Department of Sociology Sociology
Intercollegiate and Interdepartmental Programs Economics
International Studies
Liberal Arts
Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Geography & Anthropology Geography* Bachelor of Science
Department of Psychology Psychology
Intercollegiate Program General Studies Bachelor of General Studies
Department of Aerospace Studies    
Department of Military Science    

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

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:

  • Meet departmental requirements for the major and all university requirements as detailed in the General Education Requirements chapter of this catalog, except that the general education humanities requirement cannot be fulfilled with a foreign language. (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 gpa of 2.00 on all work taken in the LSU System and on all work taken overall. A 2.50 LSU and cumulative grade point average is required for students graduating in any of the secondary education concentrations.

  • A minimum gpa in the major field of 2.00 on all work taken in the LSU System and on all work taken.

  • A minimum grade of "C" in all academic content (major) and education courses for students in secondary education concentrations (English, French, history, mathematics, or Spanish).

  • 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.

  • Foreign Language—A minimum of 14-16 credits (four semesters) in a foreign language for the BA or BS degrees. Students should take a placement test and register at the appropriate level.

    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 BA or BS 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 communication studies above the minimum general education or major prescribed number of hours in the curriculum for the BA or BS 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 communication studies above the minimum general education or major requirements. (Only three hours may be earned in English 2001, 2002, or 2010 to meet this requirement. Professional and specialized courses in communication studies 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.

  • Grade Point Average Maintenance—A student who fails to earn a 2.00 semester average in any one semester, regardless of cumulative gpa, will be placed on college probation. To be removed from college probation, a student must earn a 2.00 or better semester gpa, correct course deficiencies, and make satisfactory progress in the degree program. A student who fails to earn a 2.00 gpa for two consecutive semesters, regardless of cumulative gpa, will be dropped from the college.

  • Scholastic Requirements—Full-time students are expected to make reasonable and satisfactory progress in a degree program. For General Studies majors, satisfactory progress is defined as two courses per minor per academic year until the minor is completed. For all other majors, satisfactory progress is defined as three courses per academic year in the major. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress in his or her major in any one academic year will have his or her record reviewed with the possibility of being placed on college probation for the following academic year. Any student who fails to make satisfactory progress in their major for two consecutive academic years will be dropped from the college.

The college reserves the right to review at any time a student’s suitability to continue in a degree program.

ENROLLMENT IN TWO DEGREE PROGRAMS

Double Majors—Students may pursue double majors in this college. By completing all residence and academic requirements for the two programs, a student may earn one bachelor's degree with two majors.

Dual Degrees Within the College of Arts & 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, a student may earn two separate bachelor's degrees.

Dual Enrollment in the College of Arts & 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 gpa) 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 & 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 gpa in the minor field of 2.00 on all work taken in the LSU System and on all work taken overall.
  • 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 inter-disciplinary 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 out-side 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 & Sciences, as stated above.

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

  • Aerospace Studies

    To graduate with a minor in aerospace studies,students must complete at least 18 hours of course work: 12 hours from ASST 3001, 3002, 4001, and 4002; and six hours of the following electives: ENGL 2012, and either MATH 1021, 1022, 1023, or 1550.

    • Other elective courses acceptable for the minor in aerospace studies in lieu of ENGL 2012 include HIST 4055, 4066, or 4140.
    • Students may earn up to an additional four hours beyond the minimum 18 hours by completing ASST 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002 for a maximum of 22 hours.
    • Students must obtain approval from the professor of aerospace studies prior to substituting HIST for ENGL, or any other course substitutions.
  • African and African American Studies

    To graduate with a minor in African and African American studies, students must complete AAAS 2000, AAAS 4020, and 12 hours of electives. Of the 12 hours, six must be at the 3000 level or above and at least three hours must focus on a geographical region other than the US. The electives must be chosen from at least two divisions and three departments:

    • Division I - History and Culture: AAAS 2410, 3024, 3120 (Non-US), 3122 (Non-US), 3901, 3902; ANTH 4050, 4051 (Non-US), 4053, 4470; HIST 2061, 4055, 4067, 4068, 4072, 4081 (Non-US), 4200
    • Division II - Politics and Society: AAAS 2050 (Non-US), 2511, 3024, 3425, 3901, 3902; POLI 4038, 4039, 4078 (Non-US); SOCL 2721, 4511; WGS 2900
    • Division III - Literature, Language, and the Arts: AAAS 1001 (Non-US), 1002 (Non-US), 2003 (Non-US), 2004 (Non-US), 2410, 3044, 3341, 3901, 3902, 4322 (Non-US), 4323 (Non-US); ENGL 2674, 3674, 4173, 4220, 4674; FREN 4064, 4070 (Non-US); LING 4716; MUS 2000

Note: This course listing is not exhaustive. Special topics courses relevant to AAAS offered by participating departments may be counted towards the minor requirements with prior approval from the program advisor. For additional information, contact the program director, African and African American Studies, 135 Howe-Russell, 225-578-4256, or via email at aaasdirector@lsu.edu.

  • Art History

    To graduate with a minor in art history, students in the College of Arts & Sciences must complete ARTH 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, 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—ARTH 2411, 4441, 4442, 4443, 4444; REL 2027, 3786, 4600, 4800; HIST 4078; HIST/REL 4191; CLST 3090; ENGL 3080, 4680; HNRS 1101, 1103; INTL 4002/ANTH 4002/GEOG 4002/REL 4001; INTL 4100
    • Social Sciences—GEOG 1003, 4035; HIST 2095, 2096, 3117, 4050, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4097, 4098; POLI 4067, 4079; SW/GEOG 4000
    • Languages—CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002, 2070, 3101, 3102, 4400, 4915; CHIN/JAPN 3801, 3802; JAPN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002

    Other courses acceptable for general credit in Asian Studies, subject to the approval of the Asian Studies faculty, include ECON 4520; HIST 4195; REL 3300.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Gail Hinich Sutherland, 122 Coates Hall, 225-578-2221, gsuther@lsu.edu.
  • Chinese Culture and Commerce

    To graduate with a minor in Chinese Culture and Commerce, students must complete 18 hours, six hours from each of three groups listed below, at least six hours from 3000 or 4000 level.

    Group I - Arts: Language and Literature, Film, and Popular Culture: CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002, 3101, 3102, 3801, 3802, 4915, ARTH 2411, 4441

    Group II - Commerce and Social Sciences: Geography and Anthropology, Political Science, Business: POLI 4067, 4079, ISDS 4160, GEOG 4037, MGT 3111 (when topic is China), MGT 4420 (when topic is China), BADM 4040, ECON 4530

    Group III - History, Religion, Special Topics: HIST 2095, 2096, 4091, 4092, REL 2027, 4191, CHIN 2070, 4400
  • Disaster Science and Management

    The minor in disaster science and management is an interdisciplinary program which provides students interested in careers in the public, not-for-profit, or private sectors with a broad understanding of the nature and impact of disasters on the natural, built, and human environments; and a basis for establishing strategies to effectively plan for disasters, mitigate the adverse effects of disasters, respond to disasters, and recover from disasters. A minor in

    A minor in disaster science and management is available by selecting the following courses: DSM 2000, DSM 2010, and DSM 3910. Four courses must be taken from the following: CE 4445 or CE 4745, DSM 2020, DSM 3200, DSM 3900, DSM 4000, DSM 4600, DSM 4900, DSM 4996, ECON 4320, EMS 4020, ENVS 4010, ENVS 4101 or CHEM 4150, ENVS 4149, ENVS 4262, ENVS 4264, ENVS 4477, GEOG 4013, GEOG 4015 or 4017, GEOG 4018, GEOG 4021, GEOG 4045, GEOG 4047, GEOG 4048, GEOG 4080, HUEC 4064, INTL 3001, LA 4204, OCS 4021, POLI 2057, POLI 4048, POLI 4059, POLI 4061, PSYC 3083, REL 3092 or INTL 3092, SOCL 4091, and SW 4500. Additional electives not listed above may be approved by a DSM Director. Students may wish to review course offerings at the University of New Orleans in Urban and Regional Planning, Sociology, Political Science and Public Administration as potential electives in the DSM Minor. Approval by a DSM director and the student's college must be obtained prior to enrolling at UNO for one of these classes.
  • Film and Media Arts

    To graduate with a minor in film and media arts, students must complete FMA 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.

    • FMA 3001, 4001; ARTH 4480; CLST 2070; CMST 2012, 3012, 3107, 4107, 4312; ENGL 2009, 2231, 4009, 4231; FREN 4031; GERM 4046; HIST 4077; MC 2700; MUS 4747; PHIL 3002, 4002; REL 3238; RUSS 3501
    • In addition, special topics courses and courses with sections relevant to film and media arts may be accepted for the minor.

    For further information, contact Professor James V. Catano, 219A Allen Hall, 225-578-3140, fma@lsu.edu.
  • Jewish Studies

    To graduate with a minor in Jewish studies, students in the College of Arts & 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 1001, 1002, 1004, 1007, 2003, 2004, 2029, 2120, 3004, 3100, 3101, 3104, 3124, 4125, and depending on the topic 3236, 4236
    • Hebrew – HEBR 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004
    • Literature—ENGL 3124, and depending on the topic, 3220, 4055, 4086, 4122, 4231, 4236, 4593
    • History—HIST 4026, 4125
    • Anthropology – ANTH 3004

    For courses that are listed “depending on the topic,” students are required to petition to have these courses count and present appropriate documentation indicating the work was completed. 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 Associate Professor Daniel A. Novak, 212B Allen Hall, 225-578-2877, dnovak@lsu.edu.
  • 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.
    • Communication Studies—two chosen from CMST 3107, 4100, 4160
    • Mass Communication—two chosen from MC 3500, 4510, 4515
    • Political Science—POLI 2051 and one chosen from POLI 4030, 4034, 4039
    • 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.
  • Professional Leadership

    To graduate with a minor in professional leadership, students must complete MILS 3011, 3012, 3013, 4011, 4012, and courses in communications and military history approved by the professor of military science.

ELECTIVES

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

Aerospace Studies
African & African American Studies
Art
Art History Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Computer Science
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature
Curriculum & Instruction
Disaster Science & Management
Economics
Educational Leadership, Research, & Counseling
English
Entomology
Environmental Studies
Experimental Statistics
Film and Media Arts
Foreign Languages & Literatures
French Studies
Geography & Anthropology
Geology & Geophysics
History
Honors
International Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Military Science
Music
Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Physics & Astronomy
Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
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 degree requirements 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 degree requirements from this college.

CORRESPONDENCE CREDIT

A maximum of 30 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 semester. All correspondence course work must be completed by the last weekday of final examinations in the semester prior to the one in which the student intends to graduate. 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 & 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 & Sciences that are required in a student's curriculum will not be approved on a pass-fail basis.

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR GRADES 6-12

The departments of English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, French Studies, and History offer undergraduate degree programs with an area of concentration in secondary education (middle school and high school). Students in the program may receive a bachelor's degree in English, French, history, or Spanish and qualify for teacher certification. The curricula have been developed cooperatively with faculty in the College of Education and include courses taught jointly by faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Education. Students completing these degree programs and meeting any additional requirements of the Louisiana State Department of Education will be eligible for certification in the state of Louisiana as teachers in grades six through 12.

The following requirements pertain to students enrolled in the secondary education concentration:

Admissions Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative and LSU grade point average of 2.50
  • Passing scores on all parts of the Praxis I Series or minimum ACT composite score of 22 or minimum SAT composite score of 1030

Retention Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative and LSU Grade point average of 2.50 for entry into and continuation in upper (3000/4000) level education courses, including student teaching

Degree Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of an approved program of study as determined by all of the following: faculty of the college in which the major/concentration resides, the University, the LSU P-12 Education Advisory Council, and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Minimum cumulative and LSU gpa of 2.50 on all work completed
  • Passing scores on all required parts of the Praxis II Series
  • Grade of “C” or higher in course work as specified by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

A second option for students interested in teaching in the above areas at the middle/high school level is to pursue a traditional bachelor's degree in the content area and then complete a master's degree through the LSU College of Education. The master's degree program (Holmes Program) begins in June and requires 12 consecutive months of course work and classroom experience leading to both the master's degree and teaching certification. Information about the program and potential scholarship assistance is available through the College of Education, Office of Student Services.

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 & 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 evaluations of the courses to be taken prior to going abroad. 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 & 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 & Sciences.

A&S STUDENT COUNCIL/CLUBS

The college's Student Council is com-posed of student representatives from 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

The oldest academic society in the U.S., Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. The LSU chapter was installed in 1977 as Beta of Louisiana. For more than two centuries, Phi Beta Kappa has advocated the ideal of a liberal education as a basis for a life-long love of learning and as a way to broaden the perspectives of students, whatever their chosen field of endeavor. At LSU, juniors and seniors with an excellent academic record and an adequate breadth of study are considered for membership. Specific requirements are described on the Phi Beta Kappa Web site at www.lsu.edu/student_organizations/phibetakappa.

PHI KAPPA PHI

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on nearly 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation.

The mission of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. 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 7.5 percent and seniors and graduate students in the top 10 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. Additional information about the Society may be found at www.phikappaphi.org.

GRADUATION WITH COLLEGE HONORS

To graduate "with College Honors" in the College of Arts & 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 & Sciences
  • complete a curriculum of courses approved by the department concerned and by the dean and the faculty of the Honors College. This curriculum should be developed using the general 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 life and physical 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
  • Chemistry 1421, 1422, 1431, 1432, 2463
  • Communication Studies 2862
  • English 1003, 3000, 3820, 3821, 3822, 3823, 3824, 3825
  • French 2103, 2104
  • Geography 4999
  • Geology 1002, 1004
  • History 1002, 1004, 2056, 2058
  • Mathematics 1101, 1551, 1553, 2058, 2086
  • Philosophy 2034, 2036, 2953, 2963, 2964, 2965
  • Physics 1201, 1202, 1208, 1209
  • Political Science 2052, 3000, 3809, 3896, 3897
  • Psychology 2001
  • Religious Studies 1006
  • Sociology 3905

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DEPARTMENTS AND CURRICULA

DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

OFFICE • 105 Military Science/Aerospace Studies Bldg.
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4407
FAX • 225-578-4537
E-MAIL • Det310@maxwell.af.mil
WEB SITE • www.afrotc.lsu.edu

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.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

OFFICE • 64 Hatcher Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2545
FAX • 225-578-2528
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/comd
E-MAIL • ravenj@lsu.edu

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 necessary for national clinical certification in speech-language pathology. 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, the department maintains a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders including articulation, dysfluency, cleft palate, voice disorders, aphasia, cerebral palsy, children's language disorders, and hearing 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.

Graduate students concentrating in speech-language pathology 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, Veteran's Administration hospitals, public schools, and other sites.

Those requesting clinical services should contact the Speech and Hearing Clinic in Hatcher Hall (225-578-9054).

CURRICULUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires that a student be admissible to the College of Arts & Sciences and have a gpa of 2.50 or above on all work taken within the LSU System and on all work taken overall. Majors in Communication Disorders are required to take the following courses: BIOL 2160, EXST 2201, COMD 2050, 2081, 4150, 4153, 4190, 4250, 4380, 4381, 4382, and 4590. For any of the following courses used to satisfy this requirement, a grade of "C" or higher is required: COMD 4380, 4381, 4382, and 4590. 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 life and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

*If two course natural science sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the three-hour natural science course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 or 1004 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics dept) 3
General education humanities course 3
General education natural science course sequence 6
General education art course 3
General education social science course   3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Biological Sciences 2160 3
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
General education natural science course* 3
General education humanities course 3
Experimental Statistics 2201 4
General education social science course (2000-level or above) 3
Communication Disorders 2050, 2081   6
  33-31

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Communication Disorders 4150, 4153, 4190, 4250, 4380, 4381, 4382 23
Approved electives   6
  29

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Communication Disorders 4590 3
Approved electives 26
  29

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

OFFICE • 136 Coates Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4172
FAX • 225-578-4828
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/cmst

Communication Studies explores how people sustain and change, experience, and make sense of the world through symbolic action. Students develop conceptual skills to analyze written, oral, and visual messages. Students gain practical experience in such areas such as public speaking, group decision- making, performance, and film. Such skills are elemental to careers in business, government, law, social services, and the arts.

The program consists of three areas: rhetoric, performance studies, and communication theory. In rhetoric, students examine public discourse and persuasion. Course topics include rhetorical criticism, political communication, and visual rhetoric. In performance studies, students investigate everyday life performance, experimental forms, and the performance of literature and other texts, including film and video. In communication theory, students focus on personal and organizational settings, studying such topics as family, health, and nonverbal communicative processes.

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, such as public performances in the HopKins Black Box and the Mixon Lyceum, our forensics and debate team.

A minor in communication studies requires CMST 1150 or 1061 and at least 12 additional hours in departmental courses, of which at least six hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

CURRICULUM IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

MAJORS in Communication Studies 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 the undergraduate advisor to decide on a program of approved electives; see the CMST Web site for suggestions on topical foci. Twelve hours of core courses are required: CMST 1150; 2060; 2010 or 2064; and 2040.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" for specific instructions regarding electives and foreign language requirements. Consult the "General Education" section of the catalog for the University's general education requirements.

The department requires that the two course sequence in natural science be accompanied by two hours of corresponding labs.

*If two course natural science sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the three hour natural science course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

The departmental computer literacy requirement is satisfied by taking LIS 1001.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 or 1004  3
Foreign language courses 8-10
Communication studies 1150 and 2060 6
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department)* 3
General education natural science course sequence 6
Labs corresponding to science sequence 2
Library and Information Science 1001  1
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education natural science course* 3
Communication studies 2040 and either 2010 or 2064 6
Electives   6
  29-27

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved departmental electives 12
General education humanities courses 6
General education social science course 3
General education social science course (2000 level or above) 3
Electives  8
  32

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved departmental electives 12
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course 3
Electives  12
  30

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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

OFFICE • 416 Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6627
FAX • 225-578-6628
WEB SITE • artsci.lsu.edu/complit
E-MAIL • complitlsu@lsu.edu

The program offers the Master of Arts and PhD degrees with majors in comparative literature. Required 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.

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ECONOMICS (INTERCOLLEGIATE PROGRAM)

To graduate with a minor in economics, students in the College of Arts & Sciences must complete Economics 2030 (or 2000 and 2010), 2035, 4720, 4710, and six additional hours in economics.

Students majoring in economics in the College of Arts & Sciences are required to take Economics 2000, 2010, 2035, 4720, and 4710. 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 life 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.

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2000, 2010 6
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
Mathematics 1021 3
General education life or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs) 8
Approved history elective   3
  31-33

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 2035 3
English 2000 3
Foreign language courses 8-6
Mathematics 1431 3
General education life or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternate science)** 3
Approved history elective 3
Approved literature courses 6
Experimental statistics 2201  4
  33-31

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Economics 4710, 4720 6
Approved economics electives 3
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language) 3
General education social sciences course 3
Approved electives 11
Approved social sciences courses (other than history or economics)  3
  32

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved economics electives 12
General education humanities course 3
Approved social sciences courses (6 hrs. in two fields other than history or economics) 6
Approved electives 11
  32

Area of Concentration

  • Empirical Economic Analysis

    Required (9 hrs.): ECON 4540, 4630, 4632.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

OFFICE • 260 Allen Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4086
FAX • 225-578-4129
WEB SITE • www.english.lsu.edu

Students minoring in English must com-pete 18 semester hours of English courses in addition to freshman English. Minimum requirements are six hours of 2000-level English courses, excluding ENGL 2000; 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 BA 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 foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

CURRICULUM IN ENGLISH

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

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.

*If the two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be taken from the life sciences and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Area of concentration requirements 3
English 1001 3
General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language) 3
General education analytical reasoning course (from Mathematics Dept) 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
General education natural science course sequence* 6
Approved electives (may be in area of concentration)   3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Area of concentration requirements 6
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
General education natural science course* 3
General education arts course 3
Approved electives (may be in area of concentration or ROTC)   6
  29-27

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Area of concentration requirements 12
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education social sciences courses (3 hrs. at 2000 level or above) 6
Approved electives (may be in area of concentration) 11
  32

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Area of concentration requirements 15
Approved electives (may be in area of concentration) 15
  30

Four areas of concentration are offered: creative writing, literature, secondary education, 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), 2148, 2201, 2202, 2220, 2270; nine hours from ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; three hours from ENGL 4137, 4147, 4148; six hours from ENGL 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009; and six hours from ENGL 4000, 4001, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009; three hours of upper division English electives; and either ENGL 4102 or 4105 or 4109.
  • Literature

    A maximum of nine hours at the 2000 level in addition to ENGL 2000; a minimum of six hours at the 4000 level; six hours from ENGL 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2024 (2824), 2148, 2201, 2202, 2220, 2270, 2300; nine hours from 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; three hours from ENGL 3024, 3084; three hours from ENGL 4137, 4147, 4148; three hours from 2593, 2673, 2674, 3080, 3674, 3593, 4674, 4593; nine hours of upper division English electives; and ENGL 4104
  • Secondary Education

    Six hours from ENGL 2024 (2824), 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2148, 2300, 2593, 2673, 2674; three hours from ENGL 2710 or 2012; nine hours from 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; three hours from ENGL 3015 or 3301; three hours from 3024, 3084, 3384; six hours from 3201, 3202, 4203, 4204; six additional hours of English courses at 4000-level; LING 4710 or 4711; EDCI 3223; EDCI 2001, 3001, 3136, 4003, 4004, 4005
  • Writing and Culture

    ENGL 2300; three hours from ENGL 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2148, 2201, 2202, 2220, 2270; three hours from ENGL 2012, 2024 (2824), 2423, 2710; three hours from ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072; six hours from ENGL 3300, 3301, 3310, 3401, 3716, 3720, 4710, 3024 or 3084 or 3384; six hours from ENGL 4300, 4301, 4302, 4310, 4475, 4493, 4716, 4711 or 4712, 4713 or 4715; nine hours of upper division English electives; and ENGL 4304

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES

OFFICE • 316B Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6616
FAX • 225-578-5074
WEB SITE • www.artsci.lsu.edu/forlang

To graduate with an undergraduate minor in Chinese, students must complete 20 semester hours above CHIN 1102, including CHIN 2001, 2002, 3101, 3102, and six hours of approved electives. A list of approved electives is available in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

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 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, or 2155 in that language. Persons whose native language is Russian may not take for credit courses 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002.

To obtain a minor in Latin or Greek, a student must have a minimum of 16 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 above ITAL 1002, including ITAL 2101, 2102, 2155, and six hours of 3000-4000 level courses.

To obtain a minor in Classical Civilization, a student must have a minimum of 16 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 may count toward the minor, as may any Classical Studies course except CLST 2092. At least nine hours must come from classical studies courses. 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 will be placed according to the number of years they studied Spanish. Students who have 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, 2156, 3010, and nine 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 2156.

CURRICULUM IN GERMAN

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

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 life sciences, then alternate science must be taken in the physical sciences and vice versa.

**One of the general education humanities courses must be from history, and two must be from literature.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
German 1101, 1102 8
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics dept) 3
General education natural science course sequence* 6
General education humanities course** 3
Approved electives or ROTC   7
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
German 2101, 2102 6
General education arts course 3
General education natural science course* 3
Approved history course 3
Approved electives or ROTC 12
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
German 2155, 3061 6
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education social science course 3
General education humanities course** 3
Approved German electives 6
Approved electives  9
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved German electives 9
General education humanities course** 3
General education social science course (2000 level or above) 3
Approved electives 15
  30

CURRICULUM IN LATIN

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Students majoring in Latin must complete a minimum of 32 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 may substitute one additional semester of ancient Greek for hours in Latin. Students electing this major are advised to take HIST 2001 and 2002 or HIST 4001, 4003, and 4004. Courses in ancient art and philosophy are recommended.

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

**One of the general education humanities course must be from history.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Latin 1001, 2051 8
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics dept) 3
General education natural science course sequence* 6
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course** 3
Approved electives or ROTC  4
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Latin 2053 and one 2000-level Latin course 6
Ancient Greek elective 4
General education humanities course* 3
General education natural science course* 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
Approved electives or ROTC   8
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Latin 2000 and/or 4000 level courses 12
General education social science course 3
General education humanities course** 3
Approved electives 12
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Latin 4000 level courses 6
General education social science course (2000 level or above) 3
Approved electives 21
  30

CURRICULUM IN SPANISH

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

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, 4005 and any four of the following eight: 3043, 3044, 3070, 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074, or 3980 and at least six hours of 4000-level 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. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Spanish 1101, 1102 8
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics dept) 3
General education natural science course sequence* 6
General education humanities courses 6
Approved electives or ROTC  4
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Spanish 2101, 2102 6
General education natural science course* 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education arts course 3
General education social science courses (3 hrs. at 2000 level or above) 6
Approved electives or ROTC  6
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Spanish 2155, 2156, 3010, 3020 12
Spanish 3043, 3044, 3070, 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074, 3980 (select four) 12
General education humanities course 3
Approved electives  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Spanish 4005 3
Spanish 4000-level electives or area requirements 6
Approved electives or area requirements 21
  30

Area of Concentration

  • Secondary Education

    Required courses (36 hrs.): EDCI 2001, 3001, 3136, 4003, 4004, 4005; SPAN 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, 4602, 4603

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DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH STUDIES

OFFICE • 416B Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6627
FAX • 225-578-6628
WEB SITE • www.artsci.lsu.edu/fai
E-MAIL • lsufren@lsu.edu

A minor in French will consist of 15 hours of course work: FREN 2154/2254, 2155, 3060 and six hours of 3000-4000-level courses.

A special curriculum leading to the BA degree with departmental honors in French is offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN FRENCH

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

For a major in French, students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours in French courses numbered above 2000 with at least a 2.00 gpa. Students may select an area of concentration; additional requirements may exist for certain areas of concentration.

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding requirements, electives and foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
French 1001, 1002 or 1201, 1202 8
General education analytical reasoning course  (from Mathematics department)1 3
General education natural science course sequence 6
Approved history elective 3
Approved humanities electives (other than English or foreign language) 3
.Approved electives or ROTC and/or area requirements  5
  31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
French 2101, 2102 or 2201, 2202 6
General education natural science course2 3
General education analytical reasoning course3 3
General education arts course 3
Approved history elective 3
Approved electives or ROTC or area requirements  9
  30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
French 2155, 3058, 3060, 3071, 3072 15
General education social sciences courses (two fields other than history; three hours at 2000-level or above) 6
Approved electives and/or area requirements  9
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
French 3080, 4003 or 44044 6
French 3000/4000 electives and/or area requirements 9
Approved social sciences elective 3
Approved electives and/or area requirements 11
  29

1Students selecting the area of concentration in International Business must complete MATH 1021. Other students may complete MATH 1021 or 1029.
2If sequence is taken in life sciences, then alternate science should be in the physical sciences category and vice versa.
3Students selecting the area of concentration in International Business must complete MATH 1431.
4Students selecting the area of concentration in Secondary Education must complete FREN 4404.

Areas of Concentration

  • French and Francophone Cultural Studies

    Required courses (24 hrs.): Complete three courses selected from the following: FREN 3090, 3280, 4000, 4001, 4005, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4031, 4041, 4050, 4051, 4060, 4064, 4065, 4070, 4080, 4100, 4915; complete three courses selected from the following: ANTH 4051, 4053, 4064, 4470, ARTH 4450 or 4451, GEOG 4055, POLI 4068, 4074, 4078; complete two courses selected from the following: HIST 4015, 4021, 4022, 4112, 4113, 4130. Upon approval of the department, other courses relevant to French and Francophone cultural studies may be accepted for this concentration.
  • French and Francophone Political Studies

    Required courses (27 hrs.): Complete three courses from the following: FREN 3090, 3280, 4000, 4001, 4005, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4031, 4041, 4050, 4051, 4060, 4064, 4065, 4070, 4080, 4100, 4915; complete POLI 2053 and 2057; complete four courses selected from the following: POLI 4040, 4041, 4042, 4044, 4060, 4068, 4074, 4078. Upon approval of the department, other courses relevant to French and Francophone political studies may be accepted for this concentration.
  • International Business

    Required courses (36-39 hrs.): Complete FREN 4051 and two courses selected from the following: FREN 3090, 3280, 4000, 4001, 4005, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4031, 4041, 4050, 4060, 4064, 4065, 4070, 4080, 4100, 4915; complete: ACCT 2001, 2101, ECON 2000 and 2010 or 2030 or 2031, FIN 3715, ISDS 1100, MKT 3401; complete two courses from the following: ECON 2035, 4040, FIN 3718, MGT 4420, MKT 4443; complete a business or professional internship in a Francophone context for 3 sem. hrs. (ACCT 4231, ECON 4445, MGT 3280, MKT 4445, or other internships). Internship requires permission of the department. Upon approval of the department, other courses relevant to international business may be accepted for this concentration.
  • International Studies

    Required courses (24 hrs.): Complete three courses selected from the following: FREN 3090, 3280, 4000, 4001, 4005, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4031, 4041, 4050, 4051, 4060, 4064, 4065, 4070, 4080, 4100, 4915; complete ANTH 1001, INTL 2001; complete three courses selected from the following: ANTH 4051, 4053, 4064, 4470; ARTH 4450 or 4451; GEOG 4055; POLI 4068, 4074, 4078; HIST 4015, 4021, 4022, 4112, 4113, 4130. Upon approval of the department, other courses relevant to international studies may be accepted for this concentration.
  • Literary Studies

    Required courses (18 hrs.): Complete three courses selected from the following: FREN 3090, 4000, 4004, 4010, 4020, 4030, 4040, 4050, 4060, 4070, 4090, 4095, 4100, 4915; complete three courses selected from the following: ANTH 4051, 4053, 4064, 4470; ARTH 4450 or 4451; GEOG 4055, HIST 4015, 4021, 4022, 4112, 4113, 4130; POLI 4068, 4074, 4078. Upon approval of the department, other courses relevant to literary studies may be accepted for this concentration.
  • Secondary Education

    Required courses (33 hrs.):FREN 3401, 3402, 4403, 4014, 4016; EDCI 2001, 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, 4005

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GENERAL STUDIES

OFFICE • 155 Hodges 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 a focused curriculum of interdisciplinary studies.

The five areas of concentration in the Bachelor of General Studies (health sciences, studies in organizations, leadership and society, writing and performing arts, and interdisciplinary studies) link three undergraduate minors to create a thematic interdisciplinary major. All requirements for each undergraduate minor must be satisfied. (The requirements are listed in the LSU General Catalog.)

CURRICULUM IN GENERAL STUDIES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

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

Areas of Concentration

  • Health Sciences

    Undergraduate minors in biological sciences, psychology, and sports studies.

    This concentration provides useful background for students interested in physical and mental health care careers.
  • Studies in Organizations

    Undergraduate minors in business administration, communication studies, and sociology.

    This concentration is relevant for students interested in careers in government and industry where strong communication and organizational skills are valued.
  • Leadership and Society

    Undergraduate minors in history, leadership development, and political science.

    This concentration provides background relevant for careers in governmental, legal, and social organizations.
  • Writing and Performing Arts

    Undergraduate minors in English, Film and Media Arts, and Theatre.

    This concentration is useful for students who are planning careers in the arts and entertainment industry, including screenwriting and performance.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

    Three undergraduate minors, as approved by the Director of the General Studies Program.

    This concentration allows students to craft a cohesive set of three minors aimed at preparing them for their individual career goals.

Specific Requirements

  • Complete all requirements for one of the areas of concentration: health sciences, studies in organizations, leadership and society, writing and performing arts, or interdisciplinary studies.
  • Complete all general education requirements.
  • Complete elective courses to reach 120 hours.
  • A student must earn three hours in computer science, in EXST 2000, ISDS 1100, or LIS 2001, or a foreign language.
  • Complete UNST 3900, a capstone course for seniors majoring in general studies currently enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

General Requirements

  • No more than 24 hours in any one subject may be used toward this degree, unless minor area requirements dictate otherwise.
  • No more than 30 hours of correspondence credit may be used towards this degree.
  • No more than eight hours of kinesiology activity courses may be used towards this degree.
  • No more than 12 hours of ROTC credit may be used towards this degree.
  • At least 45 hours of credit at or above the 3000-level must be completed; of the 45 hours, at least 15 must be at the 4000 level.
  • At least a 2.00 gpa on all work taken in the LSU system.
  • At least a 2.00 gpa on all work taken.
  • At least a 2.00 gpa in all minors.
  • Enrollment in internships, independent study, and research courses must have prior dean's approval.
  • Students are required to complete coursework from at least three different departments in both the humanities and social sciences areas.

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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY & ANTHROPOLOGY

OFFICE • 227 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5942
FAX • 225-578-4420
WEB SITE • www.ga.lsu.edu
E-MAIL • gachair@lsu.edu

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 & Sciences for these respective degrees must be fulfilled. Candidates for the bachelor's degree with a major in geography must complete a curriculum of 33 semester hours for the Bachelor of Arts and 36 semester hours for the Bachelor of Science. Both consist of 15 hours of core courses (Geography 1001, 1003, 2050, 2051, and 2055). For the Bachelor of Arts, nine hours of mapping sciences and nine hours in human geography (six hours systematic and three hours regional) are required, or for the Bachelor of Science, nine to 12 hours of mapping sciences and nine to 12 hours of physical geography are required. (See the section "Curriculum in Geography".)

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

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 deter-mined by the department chair.

Requirements for a minor in geography are one course selected from Geography 1001 or 1003; 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.

CURRICULUM IN GEOGRAPHY (BA DEGREE)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

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

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
Geography 1001, 1003 6
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department) 3
General education natural science sequence 6
General education humanities course (other than foreign language)  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language courses 8-6
Geography 2050, 2051, 2055 9
Geography 2010 3
General education natural science course* 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
Approved elective or ROTC   3
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Geography 2039, 4019, 4020, 4041, 4044, 4045, 4047 (select one) 3
General education arts course 3
Anthropology 4051, Geography 3001, 4000, 4002,  
     4031, 4035, 4050, 4052, 4055 or other approved regional course (select one) 3
Upper-division geography elective 3
General education humanities course (other than foreign language) 3
Approved electives  14
  29

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Geography 4012, 4060, 4073, 4077, 4078,  
     4080, 4087, 4090 or other approved systematic geography course (select two) 6
General education humanities course (other than foreign language) 3
General education social sciences courses (three hours must be 2000-level or above) 6
Approved electives  15
  30

CURRICULUM IN GEOGRAPHY (BS DEGREE)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

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

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
Geography 1001, 1003 6
Mathematics 1021 3
General education natural science sequence 6
General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language)  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language courses 8-6
Geography 2050, 2051, 2055 9
Mathematics 1022, 1550 8
Computer Science 1253 or 1250 3
General education natural science course**  3
  34-32

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Geography 2039, 4019, 4020, 4041, 4044, 4045, 4047, 4048 (select three or four)** 9-12
Experimental Statistics 2201 4
General education arts course 3
General education humanities course (other than foreign language) 3
Science elective (3000+ level other than Geography) 3
Approved electives  6
  28-31

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Geography 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4021, 4022, 4024, 4028, 12-9
     4029, 4070, 4082, 4083, 4085 (select three or four)  
General education social science courses (other than Geography, 3 hours must be 2000-level or above 6
General education humanities course (other than foreign language) 3
Approved electives  8
  29-26

**Students emphasizing mapping sciences should select 12 hours from the junior year geography courses and nine hours from the senior year geography courses. Students emphasizing physical geography should select nine hours from the junior year geography courses and 12 hours from the senior-year geography courses.

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 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 24 semester hours in anthropology is required. Courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, folklore, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics are available.

Through consultation with their depart-mental counselor, students design a specific program to fit their needs.

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

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

CURRICULUM IN ANTHROPOLOGY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Students majoring in anthropology should request the pamphlet entitled "Under-graduate 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 life and physical sciences, literature, mathematics, and social sciences requirements.

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Anthropology 1001, 1003 6
English 1001 3
Foreign language 8-10
Mathematics 1021 or 1029 3
Approved history elective 3
General education biological or physical sciences (6 sem. hrs. lecture with 2 sem. hrs. of lab)  8
  31-33

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
General education biological or physical sciences** 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
Approved anthropology electives 3
Approved literature courses 6
Approved electives or ROTC   3
  29-27

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved anthropology electives 6
General education arts course 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  6
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved anthropology electives 9
General education humanities course (other than English or foreign language) 3
General education social sciences electives 9
Approved electives  9
  30

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DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

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

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 BA 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 MA and PhD degrees.

CURRICULUM IN HISTORY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Students majoring in history must complete 33 semester hours, including History 1001 or 1005, 1003 or 1007, 2055, 2057, and at least 15 semester hours in history courses 3000 or above. No more than 12 of the 15 may be taken in any one of the following general subject areas: U.S. History, European History, and non-Western Developing Nations History (Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East). The remaining six hours of history courses must be taken at the 2000-level or above. Students majoring in history must also complete six semester hours of approved literature courses unless they are following the concentration in Secondary Education. Fundamental courses in economics, 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 approved electives and foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

*If a two-course natural science sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the three-hour natural science course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
History 1001 or 1005 and 1003 or 1007 6
General educational analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department) 3
General education natural science sequence 6
General education arts course  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Foreign language courses 8-6
History 2055, 2057 6
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education natural science course* 3
English 2000 3
Approved literature courses 6
Approved electives or ROTC  3
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved history electives 9
General education humanities course 3
General education social science course other than history 3
General education social science course other than history (2000 level or above) 3
Approved electives 12
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved history electives 12
Approved electives  17
  29

Area of Concentration

  • Secondary Education

    Curriculum in the Secondary Education Concentration in History

*If a two-course natural science sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the three-hour natural science course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
History 1001 or 1005 and 1003 or 1007 6
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department) 3
General education natural science sequence 6
General education art course  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Foreign language courses 8-6
History 2055, 2057 6
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education natural science course* 3
English 2000 3
Area requirements 6
EDCI 2001  3
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved history electives 12
EDCI 3001, 3002 6
History 3001, 3002 2
Area requirements  12
  32

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
EDCI 4003 3
EDCI 4004 3
EDCI 4005 9
History 4403 1
History 4404 3
History elective 3
Area requirement 3
Approved electives    2
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Area requirements I: complete 12 hrs. in one of the following: 1) ECON 2000, 2010, 2035, and 4010 or 4020 or 4400 or 4720; or 2) 3 hrs. from GEOG 1001, 1003, ANTH 1003; 3 hrs. GEOG 2050, 2051; 3 hrs. from GEOG 4031, 4050, 4052, 4055, ANTH 4023, 4053; 3 hrs. from GEOG 4012, 4060, 4073, 4077; or 3) POLI 2051, 2056; and 6 hrs. from other POLI courses, one of which must be at the 3000-level or above.

Area requirements II: Complete 9 hrs. in one of the fields not chosen for Area Requirements I: 1) ECON 2000, 2010, 2035; or 2) 3 hrs. from GEOG 1001, 1003, ANTH 1003; 3 hrs. from GEOG 2050, 2051; 3 hrs. from GEOG 4031, 4052, 4055, ANTH 4023, 4053; or 3) POLI 2051, 2056, and 3 hrs. of POLI courses at 3000-level or above.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)

OFFICE • 153 Howe-Russell
TELEPHONE • 225-578-7242
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/international

The International Studies (I.S.) Program offers an interdisciplinary major intended to prepare students for careers in the global arena. An undergraduate minor in international studies is also available. See the section "Minor Field Requirements" in this chapter.

The degree is designed to equip graduates with critical skills, flexible thinking, and a cosmopolitan view of world issues, to enable them to work comfortably across linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary borders. To achieve this, the curriculum cuts across traditional departmental divisions, combining insights from different disciplines around a common regional or global concentration. Students are helped to undertake internships, encouraged to study abroad, and recommended to combine the I. S. major with a minor in a second field such as business, mass communication, political science, or engineering. International Studies majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in a study abroad program which can be arranged through the LSU Office of Academic Program Abroad.

Considerable freedom is allowed in shaping the degree requirements to suit individual geographical and topical interests. However, the precise selection and sequencing of course work should be planned well in advance, as soon as the major is declared, in consultation with the associate director.

The curriculum comprises the following five elements, which students must complete in the required sequence. For additional requirements for general education courses and approved electives, see "Degree Requirements for the College":

  • Core Curriculum (15 hrs.)—During the freshman and sophomore years, prospective majors must complete the preparatory, multidisciplinary core curriculum by taking one course from each of the following five disciplines: ANTH 1003 or 2051, ECON 2030 or 2031, GEOG 1001 or 1003, HIST 1007, POLI 2057. These are the prerequisites for the gateway course.
  • Gateway Course (3 hrs.)—All majors must complete the junior-level, interdisciplinary gateway course, INTL 3001. This is a prerequisite for the senior-level capstone seminar.
  • Area of Concentration (21 hrs.)—Courses for the area of concentration should ideally be taken during the junior and senior years, and most of the requirements must be completed before admission to the senior capstone seminar. Students may choose from 10 concentrations, which have either a regional or global focus. (See details below)
  • Foreign Language (hrs. vary)—Students must demonstrate competency (defined below for each region) in a language relevant to their regional area of concentration.
  • Senior Capstone Course (3 hrs.)—The senior capstone seminar (INTL 4003) is intended primarily for graduating I. S. majors in their final semester. Prerequisites are INTL 3001 and nine hrs. of additional upper-level courses in area of concentration, all of which must be completed before admission to the seminar.

The minor in international studies in the College of Arts & 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 complete the following four requirements: 1) interdisciplinary core; 2) global concentration; 3) regional concentration; and 4) relevant foreign language.

To graduate with a minor in international studies, students must complete 21 hours of course work and demonstrate second-year competency in a foreign language relevant to their regional concentration as follows:

  1. Interdisciplinary core (9 hrs.)—Nine hrs. chosen from: ANTH 1003 or 2051; ECON 2030; GEOG 1001 or 1003; HIST 1003 or 1007; POLI 2057; REL 2027 or 2029; SOCL 2001; WGS 2900
  2. Global Concentrations (6 hrs.):
    • Global Studies—Six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ECON 4520, 4550; ENVS 4010; FIN 3718; INTL 4100; MC 4103, POLI 4041, 4042, 4045, 4064; REL 3101, 3300, 4032; REL/INTL 3092; SOCL 3101, 4111, 4311, 4341, 4421, 4481, 4521, 4551, 4631, 4701
    • Global Diplomacy—Six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ECON 4520, 4550, 4560; HIST 2023, 4028, 4049, 4063, 4064, 4066, 4130, 4140; INTL 4010; POLI 4037, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4046, 4048, 4049, 4063, 4064, 4074
    • Environment and Development—GEOG 4078 and three hrs. chosen from ECON 4050, 4320, 4325; EMS 1011, 3040; ENVS 4261; GEOG 4012, 4020, 4070, 4080, 4086; OCS 4465, 4550; POLI 4049, 4064; RNR 4023, 4030, 4039, 4055, 4107; SOCL 4341, 4551, 4711
    • Colonialism and Diasporas—INTL 4100 and three hrs. chosen from: ANTH 4002, 4018, 4023, 4051, 4053, 4064, 4470; ENGL 3674, 4220; FREN 3090, 3280, 4070, 4080, 4090; HIST 4051, 4052, 4078, 4081, 4140, 4200; POLI 4061, 4078; REL 3101, 3092; SPAN 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147
  3. Regional Concentrations (6 hrs. plus foreign language courses): Six hrs. chosen from one of the following five regional concentrations and second year competence in a relevant foreign language:
    • Africa and Middle East—SWAH 2004 or FREN 2102 or ARAB 2102 or equivalent and six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ANTH 4051, 4470, 4998; FREN 4070; HIST/REL 4095, 4096; POLI 4064, 4077, 4078; REL 3786; REL/INTL 3092; SOCL 4551; THTR/ENGL 4220
    • Asia—JAPN 2002 or CHIN 2002 or equivalent and six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ARTH 4441, 4442, 4443, 4444; CHIN 3801, 3802; GEOG 4035; HIST 4078, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094; HIST/REL 4191; INTL/ANTH/GEOG 4002 or REL 4001; POLI 4067; REL 4600, 4800
    • Europe—FREN 2102 or GERM 2102 or ITAL 2102 or SPAN 2102 or equivalent and six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ARCH 3006; ARTH 4422, 4450, 4451; FREN 3071, 3072, 3080, 4040, 4050, 4051; GEOG 4055, 4072; GERM 3061, 3062, 3082, 4044, 4046; HIST 4016, 4017, 4022, 4023, 4026, 4030, 4032, 4047, 4112, 4130; ITAL 3001, 3058, 3072; MUS 4751, 4752; PHIL 3001, 3002, 4003; POLI 4072, 4074, 4075, 4076; SPAN 3073, 4063, 4064, 4081, 4082, 4201; THTR 3121, 3122
    • Latin America—SPAN 2102 or equivalent and six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ANTH 4003, 4023; GEOG 4031; HIST 4081, 4083, 4089; POLI 4065; SPAN 3044, 3074, 4082 4146, 4147; THTR 4220
    • Russia and Central Asia—RUSS 2002 or equivalent and six hrs. chosen from two different departments: ECON 4025/HIST 4126; HIST 4033, 4034, 4120; POLI 4070; RUSS 3071, 3072, 4030, 4061, 4081, 4082, 4101

For additional information, contact Dr. Leonard Ray, 153 Howe-Russell, 225-578-7242.

CURRICULUM IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding approved electives and foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
International studies core courses (selected from among ANTH 1003 or  
     2051, ECON 2030 or 2031, GEOG 1001 or 1003, HIST 1007, and POLI 2057) 9
General education analytical reasoning course (from math department) 3
General education life or physical sciences courses (two semesters lecture sequence)*  6
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
International studies core courses 6
Foreign language courses (third and fourth semesters) 8-6
General education analytical reasoning 3
General education life or physical science course (one semester lecture in alternate science)* 3
INTL 3001 3
General education humanities 3
Approved electives  3
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Foreign language course (fifth and sixth semester) or electives 6
General education arts course 3
International Studies area of concentration courses 9
Approved electives  12
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
International studies area of concentration courses 12
INTL 4003 3

(Note: Required for all majors. Students must complete INTL 3001 and nine hours
of additional upper level courses in their concentration before taking INTL 4003)

 
General education humanities course 3
Approved electives 11
  29

Areas of Concentration

All students majoring in international studies must complete 15 hours in a primary area of concentration, and six hours in a secondary area of concentration. At least nine hours in the primary concentration must be taken at the 3000 level or above. At least three hours in the secondary concentration must be taken at the 3000 level or above.

Areas of concentration in International Studies are classified as either regional or global. The regional areas of concentration are Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Russian and Central Asia. The global areas of concentration are Global Studies, Global Diplomacy, Environment and Development, or Colonialism and Diasporas. Students must select one regional and one global area of concentration. Thus if a regional area of concentration is chosen as the primary area of concentration, then the secondary area of concentration must be a global area, and vice versa.

Students must meet language competency standards in a language appropriate to their regional area of concentration. (See below)

Note: The following course listings are not exhaustive. Special topics classes are not included, but, if relevant, may be counted towards a concentration by arrangement with the Associate Director. As many of the listed courses are offered either infrequently or on alternate years, students are advised that they should check availability with departments and plan their course work schedule well in advance.

Regional Areas of Concentration

Students must complete 15 hrs. for a primary area of concentration or six hrs. for the secondary area of concentration in one of the following regional areas.

  • Africa (15 or 6 hrs.)

    AAAS 2050, 3120, 3122; ANTH 4051, 4470; FREN 4070; HIST 4084, 4085, INTL 3991, POLI 4064, 4078; SOCL 4551; THTR/ ENGL 4220; language component: FREN, PORT, ARAB, or SWAH (see sequences below)
  • Asia (15 or 6 hrs.)

    ARTH 2411, 4441, 4442, 4443, 4444; CHIN 2070, 3101, 3102, 3801, 3802, 4400; ECON 4530; GEOG 4000, 4035; HIST 2095, 2096, 4078, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4097, 4098; HIST/REL 4191; INTL 3993; INTL/ ANTH/GEOG 4002 or REL 4001; POLI 4067, 4079; REL 2027, 4098, 4600, 4800; language component: CHIN or JAPN (see sequences below)
  • Europe (15 or 6 hrs.)

    ARCH 3006; ARTH 4422, 4450, 4451; ENGL 3022, 4062; FREN 3071, 3072, 3080, 4031, 4040, 4050, 4051, 4081; GEOG 4055; GERM 2075, 3082, 3083, 3084, 3091, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4091; HIST 2021, 2022, 4016, 4017, 4022, 4023, 4026, 4028, 4029, 4030, 4032, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4112, 4113, 4130; INTL 3994; ITAL 3001, 3072; PHIL 3001, 3003, 3090, 4003, 4939; POLI 4072, 4074, 4075, 4076; SPAN 3073, 4063, 4064, 4081, 4201; language component: FREN, GERM, ITAL, PORT or SPAN (see list following the Note below)
  • Latin America (15 or 6 hrs.)

    AAAS/ENGL 4323, ANTH 4003, 4023; GEOG 4031; HIST 2085, 2086, 4081, 4083, 4087, 4089; INTL 3995; REL 4023; POLI 4065; SPAN 3043, 3044, 3074, 4082, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4201; language component: SPAN, PORT (see sequences below)
  • Middle East (15 or 6 hrs.)

    ARTH 2401; HIST/REL 4095, 4096; INTL 3992, 4033, 4051; POLI 4059, 4061; REL 2029, 3100, 3786; REL/INTL 3092; SOCL 4551; language component: ARAB (see sequences below)
  • Russia and Central Asia (15 or 6 hrs.)
    ECON 4025 or HIST 4126; HIST 2135 or RUSS 2075; INTL 3996, 4033; POLI 4070, 4072; RUSS 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074, 3501, 4030, 4031, 4061, 4081, 4082, 4101; language component: RUSS (see below)

Note: Students must demonstrate competency in a language relevant to their regional area of concentration. (Competency means: equivalent of six courses for Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and German; equivalent of five courses for Russian; equivalent of four courses for Japanese, Portuguese, Swahili, or Arabic.)

Complete one of the following sequences:

SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and one from 2154, 2156, 3010, 3043, 3044, 3070, 3072, 3073, 3074, 3980, 4063, 4064, 4100, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4201, 4400;

FREN 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3058 or 3060 or 3071 or 3072 or 3080 or 4003 or 4031 or 4040 or 4050 or 4051 or 4070 or 4080 or 4090 or 4095 or 4100;

ITAL 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3058 or 3060 or 3071 or 3072 or 4051 or 4052 or 4053 or 4100;

GERM 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2155, and 3060 or 3061 or 3082 or 3083 or 3084 or 4030 or 4031 or 4032 or 4043 or 4044 or 4045;

RUSS 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, and 3061 or 3062 or 3071 or 3072 or 3073 or 3074 or 4030 or 4031 or 4061;

CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002, 3101, 3102;

ARAB 1101, 1102 , 2101, 2102.

JAPN 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002;

PORT 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102;

SWAH 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004

Global Areas of Concentration

Students must complete 15 hrs. for a primary concentration or six hrs. (from different departments) for a secondary concentration in one of these global areas.

  • Colonialism and Diasporas (6 or 15 hrs.)

    AAAS 3024†, 3120, 4323, 4124; ANTH 4002, 4018, 4023, 4051, 4053, 4064, 4470; ENGL 2673†, 3674†, 3080, 4220, 4680; FREN 3090, 3280†, 4060, 4070, 4090; HIST 2023, 2061†,4049, 4051†, 4052†, 4078†, 4081, 4140†, 4200†; INTL 4100; LING 4064; POLI 4061, 4078; REL 3101†, 3092, 4023, 4124; SOCL 4511†; SPAN 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4200. Students in the Colonialism and Diasporas concentration are advised to choose courses from a wide variety of geographical regions. No more than six hrs. may relate to the U.S. exclusively (courses marked with †), and no more than three hrs. may be chosen from the student's regional concentration.
  • Environment and Development (6 or 15 hrs.)

    ANTH 4086; DSM 2000, 3910; ECON 4030, 4040, 4520, 4550, 4070, 4320, 4325; EMS 1011, 3040; ENVS 1126, 4261; GEOG 4014, 4045, 4070, 4078, 4080, 4086; LA 2201, 2401, 3201; OCS 4465, 4550; POLI 4049, 4062, 4064; RNR 1001, 2039, 4023, 4030, 4039, 4107; SOCL 2351, 4341, 4351, 4551, 4711
  • Global Diplomacy (6 or 15 hrs.)

    DSM 2020, ECON 4520, 4550, 4560; HIST 2023, 4028, 4049, 4063, 4064, 4066, 4130, 4140; INTL 4010; POLI 4037, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4074
  • Global Studies (6 or 15 hrs.)

    ANTH 4031; ECON 4070, 4520, 4550; ENVS 4010; FIN 3718; HIST 2023; INTL 2000, 3002, 3099, 4000, 4100; MC 4103; POLI 4040, 4050, 4041, 4042, 4046, 4060, 4062, 4064; REL 2029, 3300, 4031, 4032; REL/INTL 3092; SOCL 4551, 4701; WGS 2900

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LIBERAL ARTS (INTERCOLLEGIATE PROGRAM)

OFFICE • 119 Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-3141
FAX • 225-578-6447

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts enables students in the College of Arts & 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 African and African-American studies, art history, and disaster science and management. Specific courses required for completion of the concentrations are listed below.

CURRICULUM IN LIBERAL ARTS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

*If a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be from the life sciences and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department) 3
Area of concentration courses 6
General education natural science course sequence 6
Approved electives  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education natural science course 3
General education humanities courses 6
Area of concentration courses 6
Approved electives  4
  33-31

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
General education humanities course 3
Area of concentration courses 12
General education social science course 3
General education social sciences courses (2000-level or above) 3
Approved electives 10
  31

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Area of concentration courses 13
General education arts course 3
Approved social sciences elective 3
Approved electives  8
  27

Areas of Concentration

  • African & African American Studies (33 hrs.)

    In addition to the nine hours of core required courses, students must complete 24 hours from at least two divisions and three different departments. A minimum of six hours must focus on a geographical region outside the U.S. (Non-U.S.), three hours must be either Service-Learning (S-L) or Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC). Only 12 hours from courses numbered below 3000-level may count toward degree.

    Required core (9 hours): AAAS 2000; either AAAS 3024 or AAAS 3044 (CxC); and AAAS 4020

    Divisions (24 hours):
    Division I - History and Culture: AAAS 2410, 3024, 3120 (Non-US), 3122 (Non-US), 3901, 3902; ANTH 4050, 4051 (Non-US), 4053, 4470; HIST 2061, 4055, 4067, 4068, 4072, 4081 (Non-US), 4200

    Division II - Politics and Society: AAAS 2050 (Non-US), 2511, 3024, 3425, 3901, 3902; POLI 4038, 4039, 4078 (Non-US); SOCL 2721, 4511; WGS 2900

    Division III - Literature, Language, and the Arts: - AAAS 1001 (Non-US), 1002 (Non-US), 2003 (Non-US), 2004 (Non-US), 2410; 3044 (CxC); 3341; 3901, 3902, 4322 (Non-US), 4323 (Non-US); ENGL 2674, 3674, 4173, 4220, 4674; FREN 4064, 4070 (Non-US); LING 4716; MUS 2000

Note: This course listing is not exhaustive. Courses from participating departments that are special topic and/or courses with Service-Learning or CxC sections relevant to AAAS may be counted towards the concentration requirements with prior approval from the Program Advisor. For additional information, contact the Program Director, African and African American Studies, 135 Howe-Russell, 225-578-4256, or via email at aaasdirector@lsu.edu.

  • Art History (33 hrs.)

    24 hours to be chosen from the following courses; no more than 12 hours allowable in any one category:

    ARTH 1440, 1441, 2411, and 4499 21 hours of Art History electives to be chosen from the following courses; at least one course required in three of the four subject-areas; no more than two courses allowable at the 2000 level; ARCH 3005 or 3006 may be substituted for one 2000-level course:
    Ancient Art and Medieval Art: ARTH 2401, 4404, 4405, 4406, 4409, 4410, 4412
    Renaissance through 18th Century Art: ARTH 2469, 4413, 4423, 4424, 4425, 4427, 4429, 4433
    19th through 21st Century Art: ARTH 2470, 4422, 4450, 4451, 4464, 4465, 4466, 4468, 4469, 4470, 4480, 4482, 4484
    Non-Western Art: ARTH 4441, 4442, 4443, 4444, 4467

    Art History courses that do not fall into any of the above categories may still be counted toward the 21-hour elective requirement; ARTH 4420 and 4490 may be used to fulfill appropriate subject area requirements.
  • Disaster Science & Management (34 hrs.)

    DSM 2000, 2010, 3910, POLI 2057
    Disaster Science and Engineering (3 hrs.): ARCH 4041, 4062, CE 4445, 4745, or 4560, GEOG 4013 or OCS 4021, GEOG 4014, 4029 or OCS 4465
    Preparedness and Mitigation (3 hrs.): DSM 3200, 4600, ECON 4320, ENVS 4262, 4264, or LA 4204
    Social and Cultural Dimensions (3 hrs.): GEOG 4080, HUEC 4064, POLI 4048, 4059, REL 3092 or INTL 3092, or SOCL 4091
    Technical Electives (15):
    Chemical and Biological Hazards: EMS 4020, ENVS 4101, 4477 or OCS 4040
    Community: ARCH 4221, DSM 3200, MGT 3200, 4465 or POLI 2070
    Human Environment: HUEC 4064, POLI 4061, PSYC 2004, 3083, SOCL 2211, 4711, SW 3000 or 4500
    Natural Hazards: ENVS 4010, GEOG 4018 or CE 4200, GEOG 4028, 4045, or 4047, GEOG 4080, OCS 4024 or 4170
    Practicum/Research (Limit 6 hours in this category): DSM 4000, DSM 4900, DSM 4996 (1-6 hrs.)

    Additional electives not listed above may be approved by a DSM director.

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LINGUISTICS (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)

OFFICE • 155 Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-3021
FAX • 225-578-4129
E-MAIL • mhegar1@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.artsci.lsu.edu/ling

The undergraduate minor in linguistics consists of 18 semester hours, with not more than nine semester hours in any one department and at least nine hours must be at the 3000-level or above. Course requirements are as follows:

  • one introductory linguistics course from these areas: COMD 2050, ANTH 3060, ENGL/LING 4710;
  • *one from the following four core areas: COMD/LING 4150 (phonetics), ENGL/LING 4713 (syntax), ENGL/LING 4714 (phonology), ENGL/LING 4715 (semantics);
  • electives selected from at least two of the three concentration areas below:
    Language and Society: Language use across socio-cultural contexts and the relationship between language and culture. ANTH/LING 4060, ANTH/FREN/LING 4064, ANTH 4082, ANTH 4997**, ENGL 3310, 3716, ENGL/LING 4310, ENGL/LING 4711, ENGL/LING 4712, ENGL 4716, FREN 3080, 3280, 4001, SPAN 4001
    Language and Cognition: Language abilities across individuals and the relationship between language and thought. COMD 4153, 4380, LING 4750, PHIL 2010, 4010, PHIL/LING 4011, PHIL/LING 4914. PSYC 4033**
    Language and Applied Linguistics: Applications of linguistics to the teaching of first/second languages and interpretation/translation studies. EDCI 4470, 4472, ENGL 2710, 3720, FREN 2057, 4014, 4015, 4065, RUSS/LING 4600, SPAN 4005, 4602, 4603

* An additional course from the core areas may count as an elective, but is not considered one of the courses from the three concentration areas.
** These elective courses may be counted if written justification is provided by the instructor and approved by the Executive Committee in Linguistics.

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DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE

OFFICE • 106 Military Science/Aerospace Studies Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2371
FAX • 225-578-3560
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/guests/wwwmsd/home

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

Army ROTC Scholarships • Four-year scholarships are offered for entering freshmen. Two- and three-year on-campus scholarships are also available. Scholarships pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly subsistence allowance ranging from $300 to $500. LSU provides room and board at no cost to scholarship recipients. See the ROTC chapter and the chapter concerning financial aid and scholarships in this catalog for additional information.

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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES

OFFICE • 106 Coates Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2220
FAX • 225-578-4897
E-MAIL • pisirr@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.artsci.lsu.edu/phil

PHILOSOPHY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding approved electives and foreign language requirements. Consult “General Education” section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

*Distribution requirements for foreign languages will depend upon student placement scores and the specific language chosen. Consult the degree requirements for the college for more information. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary.

**If 2 course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional 3 hour course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

PHILOSOPHY

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 complements the study of linguistics and computer science, and provides background for further study in law, history, literature, medicine, the business disciplines, and other fields.

Some philosophy courses deal with is-sues 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. Ethics courses are especially recommended for students in business, education, engineering, mass communication, pre-law, pre-medicine, nursing, and other health related fields.

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

Students with a philosophy major who do not elect a concentration in religious studies are required to complete 27 hours of philosophy courses, including Philosophy 2010; 2020 (or 3052); 2033 (or 2053), and 2035, plus 15 hours of electives. At least 15 of the 27 hours must be in courses numbered 3000 and above, and at least six of the 15 must be at the 4000 level. Degree credit will not be allowed for more than six hours of courses numbered below 2000.

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

Students majoring in philosophy may elect a concentration in religious studies.

CURRICULUM IN PHILOSOPHY

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 or 1004 3
Foreign language courses* 8-10
General education natural science course sequence** 6
General education natural science course** 3
General education analytical reasoning course (from Mathematics Department) 3
Philosophy elective 3
Approved elective  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language courses* 8-6
Philosophy 2010 and 2020 (or 3052) 6
Philosophy 2033 (or 2053) and Philosophy 2035 6
General education humanities course 3
Approved electives  6
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
General education arts course 3
General education social science course 3
General education social science course (2000 level or above) 3
Philosophy electives 6
Approved electives 15
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Philosophy electives 6
Approved electives  23
  29

CONCENTRATION IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The concentration in religious studies is non-confessional and focuses on the study of religion as an academic discipline. It is designed to examine general questions regarding the nature of religion through the study of religious literature and religious practice, and to foster a better understanding and appreciation of religion as a universal component of the human experience. Courses in religious studies bring together perspectives and approaches from a variety of disciplines–including history, philosophy, literature, and anthropology–and students are encouraged to double major or to minor in these or other related fields.

Students concentrating in religious studies must complete a minimum of 27 semester hours of religious studies courses. These include three core courses (Religious Studies 2027 or 2031, 2029 or 2030, and 4301) plus 18 hours of religious studies electives. At least 15 of the 27 hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and of these at least six hours must be at the 4000 level (including Religious Studies 4301).

Electives must include a minimum of 3 hours in each of the following areas:

  • Western Religions – REL 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 2006, 2120, 3002, 3005, 3051, 3100, 3101, 3102, 3104, 3786, 4005, 4006, 4011, 4012, 4095, 4096, 4098, 4227, 4500.
  • Nonwestern Religions – REL 2034, 3033, 4001, 4191, 4600, 4800, 4850.
  • Theoretical Studies in Religion – REL 2028, 3015, 3030, 3092, 3201, 3236, 3300, 4032, 4050, 4944.

A minor in religious studies requires 15 hours of religious studies courses, including Religious Studies 2027, 2029, and nine hours of religious studies electives, of which at least six hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

Some religious studies courses are cross-listed with other departments. These courses should be taken under the Religious Studies rubric (REL) if they are to count toward the 27 hours needed for the major or toward the 15 hours needed for the minor.

CONCENTRATION IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 or 1004 3
Foreign language courses* 8-10
General education natural science course sequence** 6
General education analytical reasoning course (from Mathematics Department) 3
Religious Studies 2027 (2031) or 2029 (2030) 3
Religious Studies elective 3
Approved elective  3
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language courses* 8-6
General education natural science course** 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education humanities course (may be met by approved Religious Studies course) 3
Religious Studies 2027 (2031) or 2029 (2030) 3
Religious Studies electives 6
Approved electives  3
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
General education arts course 3
General education social science course 3
General education social science course (2000 level or above) 3
Religious Studies electives 6
Approved electives 15
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Religious Studies 4301 3
Religious Studies electives 3
Approved electives  23
  29

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

OFFICE • 240 Stubbs Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2141
FAX • 225-578-2540
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/politicalscience

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; six hours in each of two additional fields; and nine 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 BA with departmental honors in political science is offered. Details are available from the depart-mental office.

Political science majors must meet the general education humanities requirement by taking six hours of history and three hours of literature from the list of general education humanities courses.

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.

CURRICULUM IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding approved electives and foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

*Two of these general education humanities courses must be from history and one from among the literature courses on the Gen Ed humanities course list.

**If a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the three-hour course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
General education humanities course* 3
General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department) 3
Political Science 1001 (recommended, but not required), 2051 6
General education natural science sequence**  6
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Foreign language 8-6
English 2000 3
General education natural science course** 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education humanities course* 3
Approved political science courses 6
Approved electives or ROTC  6
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved political science courses 9
General education humanities course* 3
General education social sciences course 3
Approved electives 15
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved political science courses 12
General education arts course 3
Approved electives 14
  29

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

OFFICE • 236 Audubon Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8745
FAX • 225-578-4125
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/psychology
E-MAIL • psychology@lsu.edu

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

For continued enrollment, students majoring in psychology must maintain a gpa of 2.50 or above in all work taken within the LSU system and all work taken overall. Students majoring in psychology must take Psychology 2000, 2017, and 4008; and Experimental Statistics 2201. Students 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 32-credit minimum of required psychology credits, but may apply toward credits for graduation.

Students majoring in psychology must take an extra three credit hours of natural science lecture and two credit hours of natural science laboratory beyond the minimum general education natural science requirements.

A student must complete the following 15 hours to graduate with a minor in psychology: Psychology 2000Cthree 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; 2017; 4008; and EXST 2201
  • Core Areas (students must complete a course from four areas):
    1. Advanced Methods: PSYC 3018 or 3020 or 4111
    2. Biological Basis: PSYC 4031 or 4034 or 4035 or 4037.
    3. Learning and Cognition: PSYC 4030 or 4032 or 4033 or 4160
    4. Developmental Processes: PSYC 4036 or 4070 or 4072 or 4176 or 4178
    5. Applied/Social: PSYC 3050 or 3140 or 3083 or 4050 or 4080
  • Additional Electives: PSYC 2040, 3030, 3081, 3082, 4038, 4039, 4040
  • Excluded Electives: PSYC 2004, 2060, 2070, 2076, 2078, 2999, 4999. These courses will not count toward the 32 hours required in the major, but are permissible electives above the 32-hour minimum. Students choosing the honors option will enroll in three to six hours of 4999, in addition to the 32 hours required in the major.

CURRICULUM IN PSYCHOLOGY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements

*If a two-course sequence is taken in the life sciences, the remaining lecture credit hours must be from the physical sciences, and vice versa.

**The two credits of laboratory should be associated with the chosen two-course natural science sequence.

***Two general education humanities courses must be from history and one from among the literature courses on the general education humanities list.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
Mathematics 1021; 1022 or 1431 6
General education natural science sequence* 6
Natural science laboratory** 2
General education humanities course***   3
  28-30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
Psychology 2000 3
Experimental statistics 2201 4
General education natural science courses* 6
General education humanities courses***   6
  30-28

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Psychology 2017, 4008 7
Approved psychology electives 6
General education arts course 3
General education social science courses (from two fields other than history or psychology) 6
Approved electives   9
  31

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved psychology electives 12
Approved electives 19
  31

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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

OFFICE • 126 Stubbs Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1645
FAX • 225-578-5102
WEB SITE • www.soc.lsu.edu

Functions of the department are to conduct teaching and research in the College of Arts & 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.

To graduate with a minor in rural sociology, students must complete (1) SOCL 1001 or 2001; (2) SOCL 2351; (3) two of the following: SOCL 4351, 4551, 4701, or 4711; and (4) at least six additional elective hours in sociology. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in rural sociology are encouraged to elect SOCL 2211 and 3101.

A special program leading to the BA degree with departmental honors in sociology is also offered. Detailed information is avail-able from the departmental office.

CURRICULUM IN SOCIOLOGY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120-123

A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in Sociology 2001, 2201, 2211, and 3101.

Sociology majors are strongly advised to schedule all College of Arts & 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.

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

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
Mathematics 1021 3
Sociology 2001 3
General education analytical reasoning course 3
General education biological or physical sciences (two semesters lecture sequence with corresponding labs)*  8
  28-30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 2000 3
Foreign language 8-6
Sociology 2201, 2211 7
General education biological or physical sciences (one semester lecture in alternative science)* 3
Approved history electives 6
Approved literature courses  6
  33-31

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Sociology 3101 3
Approved sociology electives (3000-level or above) 6
General education arts course 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
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Approved sociology electives (3000-level or above) 9
Approved sociology elective 3
Approved social sciences electives 5
Approved electives 12-15
  29-32

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 or 4311 or 4321 or 4331 as an approved sociology elective (3000-level or above); (2) SOCL 4401 or 4411 or 4431 or 4451 as an approved sociology elective (3000-level or above); (3) SOCL 3505 or 4511 or 4521 or 4531 as an approved sociology elective (3000-level or above); and (4) SOCL 4011 as an 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 as approved sociology electives (3000-level or above; (2) SOCL 4461 as an approved sociology elective and POLI 4020 or 4021 or 4022 or 4023 as one of the approved social sciences electives.
  • Rural Sociology

    Rural sociology explores the issues and challenges faced by people living in sparsely populated areas and small communities. A concentration in rural sociology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 2351 as the approved sociology elective; (2) SOCL 4351 as an approved sociology elective (3000-level or above); and (3) AGEC 2003 and either AGEC 3503 or 4503 or 4603 as approved electives.

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WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES (INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM)

OFFICE • 118 Himes Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4807
FAX • 225-578-4804
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/wgs
E-MAIL • wgs@lsu.edu

To graduate with a minor in Women's & 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 (de-pending upon topic); FREN 4090, 4095; SPAN 4100
  • Culture and Society—ENGL 4493; CLST 2080; HIST 4079; REL 3300; SOCL 4413, 4521; CMST 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 & Gender Studies may be accepted for the minor with the approval of the Director. For additional information, con-tact Dr. Michelle Mass, Women's & Gender Studies, 118 Himes Hall, 225-578-4807 or visit their Web site at www.lsu.edu/wgs.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together insights from various disciplines and departments, while fostering particular expertise in the student's own field of interest. Courses in Women's & Gender Studies examine such topics as the achievements of women historically and cross-culturally, the intersections of gender with race, class, sexuality, and the role gender plays in literature, history, politics, law, sports, and the sciences. This BA program prepares students for workplaces and fields of academic study that increasingly emphasize flexibility and the ability to use knowledge in diverse communities in multiple ways. Students majoring in Women's & Gender Studies must complete 36 semester hours of course work including three required courses (WGS 2500, WGS 2900, WGS 3150), two Women's and Gender Studies special topics courses (WGS 4500), an approved cross-cultural course and 18 additional hours of WGS-approved humanities and social sciences courses. Of these elective courses, nine hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

CURRICULUM IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

This program is currently suspended (effective Fall 2010).

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

Consult "Degree Requirements of the College" in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and foreign language requirements. Consult "General Education" section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

*If sequence is taken in life sciences, then alternative science must be in the physical science category, and vice versa.

**Courses that meet the cross-cultural course requirement must be on the approved list that can be found on the WGS Web site or be approved by the WGS Director or Undergraduate Advisor.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM.
HRS.
English 1001 3
Women’s and Gender Studies 2500 3
General education analytical reasoning course (from math dept) 3
Foreign language courses 8-10
General education life or physical sciences* 6
Approved electives  6
  29-31

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Women’s and Gender Studies 2900 3
WGS-approved humanities and social sciences electives 6
English 2000 3
Foreign language courses 8-6
General education life or physical sciences (one course)* 3
General education arts course 3
General educational analytical reasoning course 3
Approved elective  3
  32-30

JUNIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Women’s and Gender Studies 3150 3
Women’s and Gender Studies 4500 3
WGS-approved humanities and social sciences electives 3
Approved cross-cultural course** 3
General education humanities course 3
General education social science course 3
Literature course from the general education humanities list 3
Approved electives  9
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM.
HRS.
Women’s and Gender Studies 4500 3
WGS-approved humanities and social sciences electives 9
Approved electives 17
  29

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