Liberal Arts (LA)

LA-230 Liberal Learning for Transfer Student (1 credit)

LA-230 will be an introduction to liberal learning at Alverno College for new weekday transfer students entering the College with 20 or more transfer credits. Students who enter Alverno College as transfer students will learn to manage their new environment to their advantage. At Alverno, this means becoming adept at working within an interactive educational curriculum and learning to apply the abilities inherent in the curriculum to their future disciplinary work.

Prerequisite(s): For WDC transfer students who meet the criteria below. At least 20 transfer credits. At least one Humanities course in transfer. A second course that is either Humanities, Fine Arts, or Behavioral or Natural Sciences in transfer. If you have taken HUM-150 at Alverno, then register for FA-110 series course rather than LA-230.

LA-230A Liberal Learning for Transfer Student (1 credit)

LA-230 will be an introduction to liberal learning at Alverno College for new weekday transfer students entering the College with 20 or more transfer credits. Students who enter Alverno College as transfer students will learn to manage their new environment to their advantage. At Alverno, this means becoming adept at working within an interactive educational curriculum and learning to apply the abilities inherent in the curriculum to their future disciplinary work.

Prerequisite(s): For WDC transfer students who meet the criteria below. At least 20 transfer credits. At least one Humanities course in transfer. A second course that is either Humanities, Fine Arts, or Behavioral or Natural Sciences in transfer. If you have taken HUM-150 at Alverno, then register for FA-110 series course rather than LA-230.

LA-230B Liberal Learning for Transfer Student (1 credit)

LA-230 will be an introduction to liberal learning at Alverno College for new weekday transfer students entering the College with 20 or more transfer credits. Students who enter Alverno College as transfer students will learn to manage their new environment to their advantage. At Alverno, this means becoming adept at working within an interactive educational curriculum and learning to apply the abilities inherent in the curriculum to their future disciplinary work.

Prerequisite(s): For WDC transfer students who meet the criteria below. At least 20 transfer credits. At least one Humanities course in transfer. A second course that is either Humanities, Fine Arts, or Behavioral or Natural Sciences in transfer. If you have taken HUM-150 at Alverno, then register for FA-110 series course rather than LA-230.

LA-230C Liberal Learning for Transfer Student (1 credit)

LA-230 will be an introduction to liberal learning at Alverno College for new weekday transfer students entering the College with 20 or more transfer credits. Students who enter Alverno College as transfer students will learn to manage their new environment to their advantage. At Alverno, this means becoming adept at working within an interactive educational curriculum and learning to apply the abilities inherent in the curriculum to their future disciplinary work.

Prerequisite(s): For WDC transfer students who meet the criteria below. At least 20 transfer credits. At least one Humanities course in transfer. A second course that is either Humanities, Fine Arts, or Behavioral or Natural Sciences in transfer. If you have taken HUM-150 at Alverno, then register for FA-110 series course rather than LA-230.

LA-230D Liberal Learning for Transfer Student (1 credit)

LA-230 will be an introduction to liberal learning at Alverno College for new weekday transfer students entering the College with 20 or more transfer credits. Students who enter Alverno College as transfer students will learn to manage their new environment to their advantage. At Alverno, this means becoming adept at working within an interactive educational curriculum and learning to apply the abilities inherent in the curriculum to their future disciplinary work.

Prerequisite(s): For WDC transfer students who meet the criteria below. At least 20 transfer credits. At least one Humanities course in transfer. A second course that is either Humanities, Fine Arts, or Behavioral or Natural Sciences in transfer. If you have taken HUM-150 at Alverno, then register for FA-110 series course rather than LA-230.

LA-284 Cont Issues in Behavioral Science (3 credits)

Through her choice of two courses, one in the LA 283 Series and one in the LA-284 Series, the student examines principles of scientific inquiry in the natural and behavioral sciences as a part of her general education foundation. In each course, she interprets quantitative data and concepts within the topic, critically evaluates scientific information from various media sources, and examines the integration of science in society. Examples of offerings in LA 283 include Environmental Science and Issues, Natural History of the Upper Midwest, and Earth Science. Examples of offering in LA-284 include Black Lives and Jim Crow and Science and Pseudoscience. LA-284 is offered spring term only. Contact Advising or Registrar for substitutions in the fall term.

Prerequisite(s): LA 222 or LA 223 completed; QL-156 completed. Last time offered Spring 2017. For substitution options contact the Advising or Registrar's Offices.

LA-301 Introduction to Alverno Degree Cmpletion (1 credit)

LA-301 is a required program introduction for all students entering the Associate Degree to Baccalaureate Degree hybrid programs at Alverno. It is a one-day, one-credit course that introduces the student to the campus, to the resources available, and to the technology necessary to participate in the degree programs. The student is introduced to Alverno College's: 1. Ability based curriculum 2. Hybrid learning format 3. Learning management system - Moodle 4. Technology and library resources 5. Student services The students will participate in and complete a Social Interaction Level 1 assessment.

LA-310 Finding Meaning in Professional Practice (4 credits)

In this course, students access and use concepts and philosophies about the nature of human spirituality to confront and make meaningful their experiences as health care professionals. The implications of spiritual practices for professional and personal ethics are an integral dimension of the course. A special emphasis will be placed on meditative and ritual practices across world religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Native American. Students will have the opportunity to practice making sense of human experience by applying what they learn about spirituality to select works from the humanities, including literature, film and other art expressions. Students will be introduced to a variety of resources on spirituality on websites and libraries which they will apply to their professional context. Assessments will provide the opportunity to practice and develop communication, valuing, and social interaction skills, both in person and through effective use of online tools. Online technologies will place a marked emphasis on continuing collaborative experiences outside of the classroom (rather than mere input) to assure the ongoing formation of a learning cohort.

LA-320 Art, Culture & Ethics (4 credits)

In this General Education course, students will explore ethical issues in contemporary art and visual culture. Students will research contemporary art (art since the 1970's) that looks to visual culture as a maker of meaning. They will learn about art that acts as a critical voice in community development related to local and global issues. This course will also assist students in broadening visual literacy skills in all fields and in developing critical analysis and creative skills necessary to explore and understand ethical issues in contemporary art related to culture. Students will focus on two-dimensional, three-dimensional, virtual and installation art in public, private and global settings. They will learn critical strategies and frameworks of analysis. They will explore ethical issues and make cultural connections through the use of Formalist, Constructionist, Deconstructionist and Community Frameworks. Students will learn to read works of art by broadening their interpretive skills. They will apply research and live artistic and cultural experiences as they begin to formulate a personal point of view about contemporary art across communities, contexts and cultures. They will also increase their expressive abilities through the use of multiple art media in their engagement in the creation of artworks. The integration of interpretation and art making will be used to enlarge aesthetic viewpoints related to the ethical and valuing dimensions of contemporary themes in art. Students will articulate how this integrated method of learning has deepened their relationship to concepts, media, cultures, and subject matter in diverse contexts across contemporary art. They will develop and communicate opinions about personal and global perspectives in artistic and cultural ethics while exploring relationships to their own cultures, communities and careers.

Prerequisite(s): For RN to BSN Degree Completion students: LA-301 completed. For Associate to Bachelor of Arts in Management students: LA-301 & MGT-304 completed.

LA-330 Sustainablty& Technology in Changng Wrld (4 credits)

The student develops her own operational definition of sustainability as she researches a global issue from multiple perspectives which may include cultural, geographic, economic, environmental, human health and safety, and perspective of her own discipline. As part of her research she will practice media awareness by collecting and evaluating current stories related to her area of research. She will evaluate pros and cons of technology in relation to sustainability as she analyzes the life cycle of human made materials. She will both quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate components of the issue and communicate her analyses to her peers. She will apply her knowledge of sustainability issues and methods of analysis as she works on a sustainability project of her own. She will investigate, evaluate, and develop a proposed strategy for action, and a method to evaluate the results of the action in response to the sustainability issue. Students may choose a global issue for their projects such as water, food, health care, or energy. Alternatively, students may choose to work on a more specific issue such as investigating a sustainability issue in their communities or workplace.

Prerequisite(s): For RN to BSN Alverno Advantage Students: LA-310 or LA-320 completed. For Associate to Bachelor of Arts in Management students: MGT-304, LA-320, MGT-306 & MGT-402 completed.

LA-340 Informed Decision-Makg/Complex Societies (4 credits)

In this General Education course, students will explore contemporary issues through literature and film. They will learn humanities strategies, such as close-reading, literary and film analysis, and research to deepen and broaden their understanding of novels and films. Major frameworks for exploring social issues in literature and film will be ethics and moral dilemmas. Students will use a variety of in-person and on-line communication modes, including discussion and chats, web-site development, wikis, journals, and mock trials, to explore their own perspectives and others' perspectives on contemporary social issues. In an autobiographical essay, written over the course of the semester, students will reflect on how their professional identities shape their engagement with literature and film, and how they use moral and ethical decision-making in professional contexts.

Prerequisite(s): For RN to BSN Alverno Advantage students: LA-330 completed. For Associate to Bachelor of Arts in Management students: MGT-304, LA-320, MGT-306, MGT-402, LA-330, MGT-404 completed.