Core (CORE)

CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman — 4 credits

The Reflective Woman is a discussion-based course intended to develop knowledge, values and skills in critical and creative inquiry, effective communication and an understanding of diversity. As the title implies, The Reflective Woman uses a variety of approaches uniquely responsive to learning styles of women. In its three units, the course explores identity development within social contexts, different approaches to truth and evidence, and ways to work toward community and justice. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.

CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman — 4 credits

The Reflective Woman is a discussion-based course intended to develop knowledge, values and skills in critical and creative inquiry, effective communication and an understanding of diversity. It also provides a common experience to all students in the Women’s College that fosters a sense of academic community and grounds the educational experiences of students in the St. Catherine mission. As the title implies, the Reflective Woman uses a variety of approaches uniquely responsive to learning styles of women. This 2000 level course is aimed at transfer students who enter the college as sophomores or above. In its three units, the course explores identity within the context of social structures, different approaches to truth and evidence, and ways to work toward community and justice.
Prerequisites: 32 credit hours completed, one composition course or instructor approval.

CORE 2800 Core Integrated Study Seminar — 4 credits

Core Integrative Study Seminars (ISS) are interdisciplinary courses in the humanities, arts and sciences that can be used to satisfy two liberal arts core requirements in the humanities, arts, and sciences by taking the one course. Students are limited to using one such course to satisfy two requirements. Taught by two faculty-members in the humanities, arts, and sciences disciplines, these Integrative Study Seminars will reflect the best practices for integration of multiple disciplines and perspectives on important topics and issues. Core ISS courses are designed to satisfy the student learning objectives for each of the disciplinary core requirements that are being satisfied and will be taught by faculty members credentialed in the respective disciplines.

CORE 2994 Core Topics — 4 credits

CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice — 4 credits

Global Search for Justice is a capstone liberal arts seminar examining in depth the conditions of justice experienced by a people or peoples outside of European/North American majority culture. Several versions of Global Search for Justice are offered each term, each focusing on a different aspect of justice. Recent sections have been: The Immigrant Experience, Environmental Justice, Women and Work, Women’s Health Issues, Voices of Dissent, and Community and Change. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisites: CORE 1000W or CORE 2000W with a minimum grade of C- and junior or senior status.