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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Belmont University Interdisciplinary Programs

Some programs of study are designed to approach particularly large areas of investigation. These require expertise within multiple fields of disciplinary study, as opposed to the more traditional approach of single disciplines engaging problems yielding to a narrower mode of exploration. Of these Interdisciplinary Programs (listed below), interweave courses from multiple Schools and Colleges within the University as a whole.

Classics (minor only)
Second Language Acquisition (minor only)

Minor in Legal Studies

Minor in Legal Studies 1 Hours
Core Emphasis 9
Three courses from the Core list below:
MGT 2410, Business Law I (3)
PHI 1510, Critical Thinking (3)
MBU 2520, Copywrite Law (3) or PUB 2500, Copyright and Publishing Law (3)
PHI 1520, Ethics (3) or PHI 2250, Applied Ethics (3) or REL 2510, Christian Ethics (3)
Electives (Choose three courses from the list below): 2 9
Theory, Legal Reasoning, and Methods
COM 2020, Argumentation and Debate (3)
COM 2200, Persuasion (3)
ENG 1050, Understanding Literacy Language (3)
ENW 3660, History of Rhetoric (3)
PHI 1510, Critical Thinking (3)
PHI 1540, Logic (3)
PHI 3430, Philosophy of Law (3)
PSC 2500, Legal Theory (3)
PSC 3510, Legal Foundations of Democracy (3)
PSC 3610, Game Theory and Public Choice
SOC 3800, Criminology (3)
Legal Institutions
EIS 4360, Entertainment Law and Licensing (3)
MBU 2520, Copyright Law (3)
MBU 3550, Music Industry Contract Law (3)
MBU 4630, Legal Issues in the Entertainment Industry (3)
MGT 2410, Business Law I (3)
MGT 4220, Business Law II (3)
PSC 2200, American Political Institutions (3)
PSC 3280, American Constitutional Law I (3)
PSC 3280, American Constitutional Law II (3)
PSC 4320, International Law (3)
PUB 2500, Copywrite and Publishing Law (3)
SOC 3700, Criminal Justice (3)
Law and Culture
HIS 2010, American Experience to Reconstruction (3)
HIS 2020, American Experience since Reconstruction (3)
PSC 2400, Comparative Politics (3)
SOC 2450, Law and Society (3)
SOC 3100, Politics and Knowledge
Ethics and Justice
PHI 1520, Ethics (3)
PHI 2250, Applied Ethics (3)
REL 3510, Poverty and Justice (3)
REL 3540, Eco-Justice and Faith (3)
SOC 2440, Restorative Justice (3)
Total Hours 18

1Interested students majoring in Music Business should choose the Legal Studies Emphasis within that major instead of this major.

2 It is preferred that students take these electives at the 3000 level or higher. Although several General Education Courses are listed as electives, they do not count for credit in both the minor and Gen Ed. students should generally select electives outside their major area for a better distribution in related subject areas.

Undergraduate Research

CAS 1000 - 4000. Undergraduate Research (0-6). A course designed to give students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. The research project should conform to appropriate scholarship in the academic discipline of the faculty supervisor. The specific expectations, including outcomes, for the course and research project are worked out between the student(s) and the faculty supervisor, however there is a requirement that students give a public presentation of their work. No more than 6.0 hours of CAS 1000-4000 course credit may be used toward graduation, and credit is granted only as general elective hours, not hours toward a major or minor.
Gen. Ed. Designation: EL (R – Undergraduate Research).

Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring Program, begun at Belmont in 1995, provides students with the opportunity to serve as a link between the professor and students in a class. The role of the tutor is determined between the tutor and professor. The Teaching Center serves as a resource for peer tutors by offering opportunities to exchange ideas and share experiences.

PTS 2920-4920. Peer Tutoring (1-3). By invitation of a professor, a student may serve as a peer tutor for a course. Each peer tutor works with the professor to define the specific role in the class, which may include helping conduct classes, leading study or discussion sessions, and helping students master the course material. The Peer Tutor also participates in a seminar conducted by the Teaching Center. The Peer Tutor does not grade or keep other records for the class.

Cooperative Education

Students who are working on jobs that directly relate to their academic major or occupational goal may receive elective unit credit for work with employers approved by the co-op director.  Students may be working part-time, full-time, off-campus, or on-campus in either paid or volunteer positions. Generally, students working part-time may receive three (3) hours of credit per semester; however, those students who receive special approval may earn up to six (6) hours of credit if they are working full-time.  Students receive co-op credit only during the semester that they work.  Co-op credit will not be given retroactively.  Only six (6) hours of Cooperative Education credit will count toward the graduation requirement and must be eligible to count in the student’s degree program. Students may elect to participate in the cooperative education program to the extent that they meet the standards of the university and the guidelines in the Cooperative Education Student Handbook.

COOP 3000. Cooperative Education (3). Cooperative Education course related to major or occupational goal.

Second Laguage Acquisition Courses

SLS 3500. Second Language Methodologies (3). Pre-requisites: ENL/W 3500 or a 3rd year Foreign Language Course. This course, designed for students interested in teaching ESL or a foreign language, will through classroom instruction and a required integrated experiential learning component focus on methods of second language instruction.

SLS 1900-4900. Second Language Directed Studies (1-3). Directed Studies.

SLS 1950-4950. Second Language Study Abroad (2-18). Study Abroad.