Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Education and Community Leadership (Day)


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This degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge, competencies, and dispositions required to become an effective leader in community organizations. Through a series of courses students gain an understanding of how organizations sustain themselves through effective leadership, sound financial management, effective hiring and staff evaluation practices, a constant focus on mission, and the flexibility to adapt to changing market forces.

Major Requirements (54 credits)


Education Concentration Courses (15 credits)


Select five courses from one of the following areas: Elementary, or Early Childhood, or Special Education.

General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


Associated with General Core


Who is My Neighbor?  Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

  • HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
    Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
  • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
  • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

  • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
    Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
  • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
    Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

What, then, Shall We Do?  Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
    Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
  • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
  • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

General Electives (24 credits)


Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Education & Community Leadership, Bachelor of Arts

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

 

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

 

ED108

Human Development/Learning

3 cr

ED102

Issues/Influences in Ed*        

3 cr 

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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Humanities Elective

3 cr

MA ___

Math 112 or above

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109 

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

BUS175

Principles of Management

3 cr

BUS180

Business Communications

 

ED  ___

Concentration Course+

3 cr

ED  ___

Concentration Course+

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

BUS220

Financial Accounting

3 cr

BUS215

Principles of Marketing

3 cr

ED330

Technology in Ed Organizations

3 cr

ED  ___

Concentration Course+

3 cr

ED  ___

Concentration Course+

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

ED405

Organizational Leadership

3 cr

ED421   

Capstone in Comm. Ldrshp 

12 cr

ED  ___

Concentration Course+

3 cr

ED406

Family/Community Rel’s

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

15

* Early Field Experience (EFE) courses are each a minimum of 25 hours

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