2017-2019 UNDERGRAD COURSE CATALOG.pdf - Villanova University VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY CATALOG UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 2017 2019 EXPANDED VERSION INCLUDES

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Unformatted text preview: Villanova University VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY CATALOG UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 2017 - 2019 EXPANDED VERSION INCLUDES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS While this catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication, all information, including statements of fees, course offerings, admissions, and graduation requirements, is subject to change without notice or obligation. Please consult the electronic catalog at for more recent information as well as the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY CATALOG (USPS348770) is published by VillanovaUniversity, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699. Second-class postage paid at Villanova, PA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Villanova University Catalog, Tolentine 103, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA, 19085-1699. VILLANOVAUNIVERSITY September 2017 An Equal Opportunity Educational Institution 1 General Information The University campus is situated in Villanova, Pennsylvania, on Lancaster Pike (U.S. Route 30) six miles west of City Line Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The post office address is 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania19085-1699. University offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone number is 610-519-4500. The Web address is . Prospective students may obtain additional information by contacting the Director of Admissions, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania 190851699, tel. 610-519-4000, email: [email protected] Villanova University is an affirmative action institution, and it is the continuing policy of Villanova not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, nonjob-related disability or any other basis prohibited by law. NOTE: In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published on the world wide web for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 2 Villanova University Table of Contents VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY CATALOG ....................................................................... 1 General Information ...................................................................................................... 2 Table of Contents .......................................................................................................... 3 Academic Calendar: 2017-2018 .................................................................................... 7 Academic Calendar: 2018-2019 .................................................................................... 9 Villanova University ....................................................................................................11 Academic Programs and Services ................................................................................13 Campus Programs and Services ...................................................................................23 Admission ....................................................................................................................30 Tuition and Fees, 2017 - 2018......................................................................................37 Financial Assistance .....................................................................................................40 Academic Policies ........................................................................................................57 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................................................................................78 History .........................................................................................................................79 Academic Mission........................................................................................................80 Academic Goals ...........................................................................................................81 Mission to Students, Faculty, and Staff........................................................................82 Learning Objectives .....................................................................................................83 Office for Undergraduate Students ..............................................................................86 The Baccalaureate Degree............................................................................................90 The Core Curriculum ...................................................................................................92 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit ....................................100 Mathematics Placement .............................................................................................104 Academic Policies and Procedures ............................................................................105 Academic Programs ...................................................................................................109 Aerospace Studies Program and Minor (Air Force ROTC) .......................................109 Africana Studies Program ..........................................................................................109 Arabic Language and Cultural Studies.......................................................................110 Arab and Islamic Studies ...........................................................................................111 Art History .................................................................................................................112 Asian Studies Program ...............................................................................................113 Astrophysics and Planetary Science ...........................................................................114 Biochemistry ..............................................................................................................115 Biology.......................................................................................................................116 Business Minor ..........................................................................................................117 Chemistry ...................................................................................................................118 3 Chinese Language and Cultural Studies.....................................................................119 Classical Studies ........................................................................................................120 Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience ...................................................................121 Cognitive Science ......................................................................................................122 Communication ..........................................................................................................123 Comprehensive Science .............................................................................................124 Computing Sciences (Computer Science) ..................................................................125 Criminology ...............................................................................................................126 Cultural Studies Program ...........................................................................................127 Economics ..................................................................................................................128 Education and Counseling..........................................................................................129 English .......................................................................................................................130 Environmental Science and Studies ...........................................................................131 Ethics..........................................................................................................................133 French and Francophone Studies ...............................................................................134 Gender and Women’s Studies ....................................................................................135 Geography ..................................................................................................................136 Global interdisciplinary studies (GIS) ........................................................................137 History........................................................................................................................140 Honors Program .........................................................................................................141 Humanities .................................................................................................................142 Individually Designed Major (IDM) ..........................................................................143 Center for Irish Studies ..............................................................................................143 Italian Studies .............................................................................................................144 Japanese Language and Cultural Studies ...................................................................145 Latin American Studies ..............................................................................................146 Liberal Arts Major .....................................................................................................146 Mathematics and Statistics .........................................................................................147 Military Science Program and Minor (Army ROTC) ................................................148 Naval Science Program and Minor (Navy ROTC) .....................................................148 Center for Peace and Justice Education .....................................................................149 Philosophy..................................................................................................................150 Physics .......................................................................................................................151 Political Science .........................................................................................................152 Psychology .................................................................................................................153 Public Administration ................................................................................................154 Russian Area Studies Concentration ..........................................................................155 Russian Language and Cultural Studies .....................................................................155 Sociology ...................................................................................................................156 Spanish Studies ..........................................................................................................157 4 Villanova University Sustainability Studies .................................................................................................158 Teacher certification ..................................................................................................159 Theatre .......................................................................................................................160 Theology and Religious Studies .................................................................................161 Writing and Rhetoric Concentration ..........................................................................162 Villanova School of Business ........................................................................................163 History........................................................................................................................163 Mission .......................................................................................................................164 Vision .........................................................................................................................164 The Clay Center at VSB The O’Donnell Center for Professional Development ........164 Degree Program .........................................................................................................167 Academic Policies and Information ...........................................................................171 Academic Programs ...................................................................................................172 Accountancy ..............................................................................................................172 Business Analytics .....................................................................................................173 Business Law .............................................................................................................174 Economics ..................................................................................................................174 Entrepreneurship ........................................................................................................175 Finance .......................................................................................................................176 International Business ................................................................................................177 Management ...............................................................................................................179 Management Information Systems .............................................................................179 Marketing ...................................................................................................................181 Real Estate Co-Major .................................................................................................182 Programs for Non-VSB Students ...............................................................................183 College of Engineering ...................................................................................................186 History........................................................................................................................186 Mission Statement ......................................................................................................187 Objectives ..................................................................................................................187 Degrees Offered .........................................................................................................188 Minors Offered ...........................................................................................................188 Degree Requirements .................................................................................................188 Degree Programs ........................................................................................................192 Academic Policies & General Information ................................................................198 Chemical Engineering ................................................................................................202 Departments ...............................................................................................................202 College of Nursing ..........................................................................................................203 History........................................................................................................................203 Mission .......................................................................................................................204 5 Degrees and Programs................................................................................................206 Degree Requirements .................................................................................................207 Academic Policies and Information ...........................................................................208 BSN Program for Registered Nurse Students ............................................................212 Facilities for Instruction and Practice .........................................................................216 College of Professional Studies ......................................................................................217 History........................................................................................................................217 Academic Mission......................................................................................................217 Admission ..................................................................................................................218 Degrees Offered .........................................................................................................219 Degree Requirements .................................................................................................220 For more information on summer sessions and assistance with registration, please call (610) 519-4300 or visit summersession.villanova.edu ..............................................236 Flexible Enrollment Options ......................................................................................236 Academic and Student Policies and Information .......................................................237 Board of Trustees .......................................................................................................241 INDEX ............................................................................................................................457 6 Villanova University Academic Calendar: 2017-2018 Fall Semester (2017) Aug. 19-22 (Sat-Tu) Aug. 23 (W) Aug. 26 (Sat) Aug. 29 (Tu) Aug. 29 (Tu) Sept. 4 (M) Sept. 19-24 (Tu-Sun) Oct. 6 (F) Oct. 9 (M) Oct. 16 (M) Oct. 18 (W) Oct. 20 (F) TBD Nov. 8 (W) Nov. 21 (Tu) Nov. 27 (M) Dec. 11 (M) Dec. 12 (Tu) Dec. 13-19 (W-Tu) Jan 2, 2018 (T) Jan 26, 2018 (F) Feb 9, 2018 (F) New Student Orientation and Registration Classes Begin Saturday Classes begin for Part-Time Studies only Last day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Last day for dropping and/or adding classes Labor Day (No Classes) St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration Mid-Term Semester Recess Classes Resume Grades Due (Noon) Registration Advising Begins Registration Begins for Spring 2018 Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX) Thanksgiving Recess Begins after last class Classes Resume Final Day of Classes Reading Day Final Examinations (No exams on Sun. Dec 17) Final Grades Due Fall 2017 Semester (12 Noon) Last day for submission of work to remove incomplete (“N”) grade Last day for “N” grade conversion to final grade (Fall 2017 Semester). Grade change forms must be received by Registrar before 5:00 PM 7 Spring Semester (2018) Jan. 15 (M) Jan. 16 (...
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