Academics

Course Offerings

Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Additional registration information can be found by clicking here.

If you experience any errors while registering, please contact Wendy Finch at wfinch@ben.edu, (602) 888-5502(602) 888-5502 or visit office #234.

Click the Freshman or Transfer tabs below to learn more about course offerings.

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY at MESA's “LEARNING COMMUNITY" FOR FALL 2013 and SPRING 2014:

“Is God’s Love and Justice making any impact on society or on me?”

In today’s increasingly secular society, do the teachings of the church make any significant impact on society?  Does faith in God make an impact on your views and actions on society?  Would you like to explore these critical questions?  Come to Benedictine University and begin the exploration and discussion.  Based on Catholic Intellectual tradition, Benedictine University - Mesa is a place where questions like this are explored regularly.

Learning Communities at Benedictine University

Freshmen enrolling in the Fall of 2013 will be part of an exciting 1st Year interactive Learning Community

1. What is a Learning Community at Benedictine?

A learning community is a shared learning experience that identifies an overall theme or issues and explores it from an interdisciplinary perspective.  For an academic year, a group of students will register for a cluster of shared academic classes, experiential learning and shared growth.  It embraces disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives and includes a variety of ways of constructing and demonstrating meaning and understanding with much reflection and personal growth.

2. How does the learning work?   

A learning community involves experiential learning coupled with several academic classes.   The same group of students will be registered for several of the same classes.  In addition to scheduled classes, the professors of the different classes will coordinate certain shared experiences such as seminars, discussion groups, and service projects within the local community. Student learning occurs both in the classroom and outside.   This combination of experience:

• Fosters a collaborative learning environment
• Increases emphasis on active and collaborative learning
• Incorporates rationally-based and values-based knowledge
• Encourages civic and service components in educational agenda
• Requires much personal reflection and sharing.

3. What is the theme for 2013-2014?

The theme for the 2013-2014 academic year is:
“Is God’s Love and Justice making any impact on society or on me?”
 
Students will take 15-16 semester hours in each semester of their first year. Courses taken as part of the learning community are shaded below. Freshmen with credit equivalent to WRIT-101 will follow the coursework under Learning Community 

#1. All other freshmen will follow the  coursework under Community.
#2. Additional courses will be taken to satisfy major and core elective requirements.

Fall 2013

Learning Community #1 Learning Community #2  
WRIT-102 Research Writing 3 WRIT-101 Writing Colloquium 3
WRIT-104 Person in Community 1    
THEO-101 Theology of Love 3 THEO-101 Theology of Love
Service Learning 0 Service Learning 0
Mathematics 3 Mathematics 3
Major requirement 3 Major requirement 3
Core elective 3 Core elective 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15


Spring 2014

Learning Community #1               Learning Community #2
THEO-102 Theology of Justice 3   THEO-102 Theology of Justice 3  
SPCH-110 Basic Speech 3 SPCH-110 Basic Speech 3
Service Learning 0 Service Learning 0
Major requirement (or other) 3 WRIT-102 Research Writing 3
Major requirement (or other) 3 Major requirement (or other) 3
Major requirement (or other) 3 Major requirement (or other) 3
TOTAL 15   15


The majors available for freshmen in Fall 2013 are:

Criminal Justice
Communication Arts
Fine Art
Management and Organizational Behavior
Psychology
Theology
Minor in Religious Studies

4. What are the Learning Goals for this Learning Community?

Through combination of shared coursework, service projects, journaling, and discussion groups, students will explore how the Catholic Church’s teachings impacts service to society and love of God, Self and neighbor.

Below is a tentative list of course offerings for transfer students at Benedictine University at Mesa. Please be aware that this is a tentative list and may be updated to reflect curriculum changes. It is assumed that students will have completed their Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degree at a community college prior to transfer. Pathways have been created to ensure that transfer students have met the necessary prerequisites for their specific major.  

Major

Course Schedule

Criminal Justice

AA/AS degree completion
Economics
Sociology
Anthropology
General Ethics

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

CJUS-260 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJUS-294 Criminal Procedure
PLSC-102 American Government

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

CJUS-240 Social Problems
CJUS/PSYC-250 Basic and Applied Statistics
CJUS-326 Survey of Criminal Investigation
PLSC-201 State and Local Government

Psychology

AA/AS degree completion
Economics
Anthropology/Political Science

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

PSYC-100 Survey of Psychology
PSYC-200 Childhood and Adolescence
PSYC-204 Survey of the Exceptional Child
SOCL-100 Principles of Sociology

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

PSYC-300 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC-220 Personality
PSYC/CJUS-250 Basic and Applied Statistics
PSYC/MGT-320 Organizational Behavior
PSYC-354 Behavior Modification

Communication Arts

AA/AS degree completion

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

COMM-150 Introduction to Communication Arts
COMM-207 Editing for Publications
COMM-254 Writing for Electronic Media

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

COMM-209 Newswriting and Reporting
COMM-255 Television Production

Management and Organizational Behavior

AA/AS degree completion
Statistics I
College Algebra
Psychology or Sociology

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

MGT/THEO-252 Business Ethics in the Context of Catholic Social Teaching
MGT-323 Group Processes
CMSC-180/184 Intro to Computing and Lab
ACCT-111 Accounting I

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

MKTG-300 Marketing
MGT-320/PSYC-320 Organizational Behavior
MATH-115 Business Calculus
ACCT-112 Accounting II

Theology

AA/AS degree completion

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

MGT/THEO-252 Business Ethics in Context of Catholic Social Teaching
THEO-101 Theology of Love
SPAN-101 Spanish I

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

THEO-102 Theology of Justice
THEO-206 Christian Ethics
SPAN-102 Spanish II or SPAN-211 Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Fine Arts

AA-Fine Arts degree completion
2-D Design, 3-D Design
Drawing I & II
Life Drawing
Three 200-level studio courses
Art History I, II, & III
Non Western Art History
Reading in Aesthetics

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

SPAN-101 Spanish I
FNAR-250 Painting I
FNAR-111 Drawing I or FNAR-114 Drawing II

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

SPAN-102 Spanish II
FNAR-250 Painting I or FNAR-305 Advanced Painting
FNAR-294 Computer Art
FNAR-203 Ancient & Medieval Art

Nutrition
(2.5 GPA required)

AA/AS degree completion
Intro to Chemistry and Lab
Biology I & II and Lab
Microbiology
Psychology
General Ethics

Fall 2013 at Benedictine University at Mesa

NUTR-241 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
NUTR-244 Food Science
NUTR-245 Food Science Lab
NUTR-271 Nutrition Education
NUTR-280 Community & Health Nutrition

   

Spring 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

NUTR-246 Experimental Foods Lab
NUTR-361 Health Education lab
NUTR-298 Cultural Foods Lab*
NUTR-363 Management of Health Initiatives
NUTR-251 Introduction to Biochemistry
PSYC/CJUS Basic & Applied Statistics

   

Fall 2014 at Benedictine University at Mesa

NUTR-300 Nutritional Aspects of Disease
NUTR-362 Evaluation of Health Outcomes
NUTR-365 Aging Health Course
NUTR-391 Health Assessment lab

   

Spring 2015 at Benedictine University at Mesa

NUTR-150 Food Service Sanitation
NUTR-345 Science of Nutrition and Fitness
NUTR-366 Health Education Field Experience
NUTR-392 Health Res & Professional Writing

 
Contact Us
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Benedictine University at Mesa
Gillett Hall
225 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Email mesa@ben.edu
Phone (602) 888-5500
Fax (602) 888-5555

Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.