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2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Catholic Studies (CA)

Program Director   Rev. Mark A. Lewis, S.J.
Director, Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought and Culture    

Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to issues and themes in the study of the Catholic Church and Catholic beliefs. As a personal creed, a community of faith, a religious institution, and an intellectual and  cultural perspective and tradition, Catholicism has exercised a tremendous influence on human civilization for over 2000 years. Catholic Christianity has inspired a complex variety of ideas and movements in history, literature, music, the visual arts, politics and government, the natural sciences, philosophy, theology, and social and economic thought. The Catholic Studies minor brings together the varied resources at Rockhurst University that illuminate the rich contributions of Catholicism to human civilization.

The Catholic Studies minor is administered by the Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought and Culture, which also sponsors other opportunities for analysis of the Catholic tradition, including public lectures and publications. The minor is open to all Rockhurst students, regardless of major. No specific background or previous education is necessary. Students of all faiths or persuasion are invited to participate.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS)

(Formerly Medical Technology)

Professor   Janet Cooper, Ph.D. (Program Director)

Rockhurst University offers the Bachelor of Science degree in clinical laboratory sciences in cooperation with St. Luke’s Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital. Formerly this program was called Medical Technology.

Prerequisite courses for admission to the clinical program, designed to meet the requirements established by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), include specific courses in chemistry, biological sciences and a minimum mathematics proficiency.

Upper-level professional course work is taken at one of the affiliated hospitals. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge either of two nationally recognized certification examinations to become clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists. (Graduation is not, however, contingent upon passing any type of certifying examination.)

Undergraduate students interested in clinical laboratory sciences may apply directly  to the program. Applications are obtained from the academic director on campus, or from the specific program of an affiliate.

Students may elect one of two routes of entry into the program. Students who are seeking a baccalaureate degree in clinical laboratory sciences from Rockhurst University must complete 98 semester hours and all non-clinical degree requirements before beginning the professional component at a hospital site. The professional component lasts approximately one calendar year. Upon successful completion of the clinical laboratory sciences course work, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in clinical laboratory sciences.

Students may choose to complete a degree with a major in chemistry, biology, or other related area, including the specific required courses for clinical laboratory sciences admission, and then apply directly to one of the affiliated hospitals for admission to clinical laboratory sciences as a non-degree student. Students considering this option should discuss the relative advantages with the academic director and the program director.

Women’s Studies (WS)

Program Coordinator   Jennifer A. Oliver, Ph.D.

The Women’s Studies minor examines the historical and contemporary circumstances that have shaped the relationships between women and men, and between women and women, in the family, work place, personal relationships, universities, religious institutions, and in public policy forums on the local, national and international levels. The program is designed to raise fundamental questions about gender identity and relations, and about philosophical, natural scientific and social scientific assumptions regarding the idea of human nature. The courses draw upon a variety of scholarly perspectives and pedagogues including feminist theory and pedagogy. It aims to assist students in developing critical thinking skills and an understanding and appreciation of the contributions of women to civilization and society.


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