Degrees and Requirements

Interdisciplinary Studies (Self-Design)

The Self-Design program offers students the opportunity to work with departmental faculty to create their own program guides in ways that help meet their specific educational objectives and career goals.

Several factors to consider:

  • A description or program guide of your intended major from another college or university
  • Knowledge of the competencies you need for achieving your goals and for advancing in your chosen major or career.

    To successfully complete the Self-Designed Major, the following coursework is required:

     

    • 40 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
    • 48-51 credits from a minimum of two academic disciplines (24 credits in one discipline, 21 credits in the second discipline and a 3-6 credit capstone course); or a maximum of three academic disciplines (15 credits in each discipline and a 3-6 credit capstone course). To maintain an appropriate level of vigor withinthe major, the program plan must contain coursework at the 3000-4000 level, as determined by the Program Development Committee.
    • 29-32 credits of General Electives (depending on whether the capstone is 3 or 6 credits)
    • A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

      In the event that core courses are waived in accordance with College policy, general electives will be increased to meet the required 120.

Summary of Requirements

CORE Requirements: 40 credits

  • ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I |

    ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course engages students in the reading and writing practices essential to academic life by requiring students to read both with and against the grain of complex texts and to write in response to them.|

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  • ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II |

    ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to teach concise and effective expository writing, focusing on various aspects of critical analysis and the documented research paper.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1011(H)

  • GLBL/COMM

    GLBL/COMM

    Credits (Min/Max): /

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  • ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the student with hands-on use of personal computers and Microsoft Office. Email etiquette and management as well as effective and efficient access and evaluation of information from the Internet are also introduced. Emphasis is on learning the concepts and skills necessary to complete the task at hand using the computer, related software, and the Internet. While learning the keystrokes is important, equally important is using the right tool for the right job. Word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphic presentations, and the Windows Operating environments including file and folder management are presented in this course.|

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  • LRCX1001
    LRX: INTRO & HISTORY |

    LRCX1001
    LRX: INTRO & HISTORY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    The La Roche Experience aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience and share in the spirit, mission, and rich heritage of the Sisters of Divine Providence. The Congregation of Divine Providence (CDP), founded in 1851, is an international community of vowed women and associates who seek to make God's Providence visible by responding to the needs of the time and co-creating a world of compassion, justice and peace. This first course of four will introduce new students to the academic experience of four-year colleges in general and La Roche College in particular. Academically, the course will help prepare first year students for collegiate level course work, for career development, and for service through their respective disciplines. It will introduce students to the history and heritage of the entire college community that they have now joined and map out their journey through the La Roche experience. |

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  • LRCX1002
    LRX: DIVERSITY & DISCRIMINATION |

    LRCX1002
    LRX: DIVERSITY & DISCRIMINATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    The La Roche Experience aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience and share the spirit, mission, and rich heritage of the Sisters of Divine Providence. The Congregation of Divine Providence (CDP), founded in 1851, is an international community of vowed women and associates who seek to make God's Providence visible by responding to the needs of the time and co-creating a world of compassion, justice and peace. Building on the service learning opportunities, simulation exercises, and opportunities for theological and spiritual experience of LRCX1001, the learning objective of LRCX 1002 is to allow students to continue to build a common pool of metaphors through their participation in reading and discussing common texts and reflecting upon media experiences with particular emphasis to Diversity and Discrimination|

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  • LRCX2001
    LRX: REGIONS OF CONFLICT |

    LRCX2001
    LRX: REGIONS OF CONFLICT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    The La Roche Experience aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience and share the spirit, mission, and rich heritage of the Sisters of Divine Providence. The Congregation of Divine Providence (CDP), founded in 1851, is an international community of vowed women and associates who seek to make God's Providence visible by responding to the needs of the time and co-creating a world of compassion, justice and peace. Building on the service learning opportunities, simulation exercises, and opportunities for theological and spiritual experience of LRCX1001, the learning objective of LRCX2001 is to allow students to continue to build a common pool of metaphors through their participation in reading and discussing common texts and reflecting upon media experiences with particular emphasis to a region of conflict and its effect on humanity.|

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  • LRCX2002
    LRX: ECONOMIC JUSTICE |

    LRCX2002
    LRX: ECONOMIC JUSTICE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    The La Roche Experience aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience and share the spirit, mission, and rich heritage of the Sisters of Divine Providence. The congregation of Divine Providence, founded in 1851, is an international community of vowed women and associates who seek to make God’s Providence visible by responding to the needs of the time and co-creating a world of compassion, justice and peace. Building on the service learning opportunities, simulation exercises, and opportunities for theological and spiritual experience of LRCX1001, the learning objective of LRCX2002 is to allow students to continue to build a common pool of metaphors through their participation in reading and discussing common texts and reflecting upon media experiences with particular emphasis on economic justice and environmental sustainability.|

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  • MATH1010
    COLLEGE ALGEBRA |

    MATH1010
    COLLEGE ALGEBRA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A traditional study of pre-calculus mathematics with emphasis on functions and relations. Includes a review of linear and quadratic equations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals and logarithms. Polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions are presented together with the conic sections, systems of equations, determinants, the binomial theorem and mathematical induction.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH0015 or Exam M015

  • SLAE

    SLAE

    Credits (Min/Max): /

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  • SLLT

    SLLT

    Credits (Min/Max): /

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