Academic Calendar, Catalog, Schedules and Forms
Enduring Questions Courses
- BIO 399 What Makes Us Sick? (W 1:10-3:30 pm) This course analyzes some of the unique historical, social, biological, and cultural factors related to a number of diseases. This course will also explore how the progress in science has helped uproot social stigmas related to some diseases.
- BUS 399- What Makes a Leader? (Online format) This seminar course explores the nature of leadership by examining contemporary leadership theory and relating it to relevant examples found in works of literature, philosophy, and history. Themes that will be explored, among others, include character, communication, vision, motivation, success, and failure. Lessons will be extracted from select leadership figures in literature and history.
- EDU 399 – Why is Francis a Man for All Reasons? (MW 2:35-3:50 pm) This enduring questions can be examined from the perspective of Francis’ life in historical context; the scope of Franciscan spirituality and values; the Franciscan intellectual tradition; the development of Franciscan religious communities and their ministries; Franciscan influence in cultures across the globe; Francis’ message in contemporary societies.
- SWK 399 – What is the Role of the Parent? (TR 2-3:15 pm) This course will offer a history of how parents have been studied. The course will explore how many individuals produced an entire industry of parenting experts. In spite of changes in terms or variations each generation of experts appears to be on one end or the other in terms of hard/soft parenting.
- BIO 399 A Women in Science (T 1 to 3:30 PM)
This course analyzes historical, social, cultural and scientific barriers to the success of women in science. The course helps students understand the unique challenges faced by women in science over the last few centuries. In addition, this course will also look at the contributions of successful women scientists, looking especially at the factors that helped them succeed despite those challenges.
- BUS 399 A Should Government Regulate Business? (MWF 9 to 9:50 AM)
This seminar course examines the intersection of business, government, and society. By studying original sources related to various historical models of this interaction—e.g., pure capitalism, pure collectivism, and various points in between—students are asked to clarify and refine their own personal political-economic philosophy. In particular, students are encouraged to clarify whether they believe the government should play a more or less aggressive role in the resolution of a variety of business and society problems. As is evident from the current political debate, this is a critical question for business and society. Constant emphasis is given in class to the fact that there are people of intelligence and good will on both sides of this debate. When examining some of the major business and society issues, students are encouraged to clarify whether they believe in more collectivist or more free market solutions. Original texts will be utilized in exploring the major philosophical underpinnings of collectivist and free market approaches.
- BUS 399 SLW What Makes a Leader (Online, with service learning)
This seminar course explores the nature of leadership by examining contemporary leadership theory and relating it to relevant examples found in works of literature, philosophy, and history. Themes that will be explored, among others, include character, communication, vision, motivation, success, and failure. Lessons will be extracted from select leadership figures in literature and history.
- ENG 399 A Disability and Humanity (MW 2:35 to 3:50 PM)
This course analyzes disability as a social, cultural, historical, and political phenomenon that impacts individual attitudes and institutional practices. The course helps students understand disability discourse and analyze and evaluate how the history of disability impacts current attitudes toward disability and to learn to apply theoretical concepts to understand practices regarding disability.
- NUR 399 A Culture of Health (T 6:30 to 9 PM)
This course explores and analyzes the impacts on health from the perspectives of the individual, family, community, and society. The concept of a culture of health will be explored and debated, considering equities and disparities.
- THS 399 A What is Leisure? (MW 1:10 to 2:25 PM)
This course examines and analyzes the nature of rest, work and restlessness from a variety of perspectives, from the philosophical and theological, to sociological, economic, and historical. An overarching theological perspective connects genuine rest with the Sabbath, human flourishing (ethics), personhood (philosophy), and ultimately the ability to love.
- 2016-2017 (downloadable PDF)
- 2016-2017 (mobile-friendly version)
Students are always encouraged to resolve academic issues directly, in an informal manner, with the member of the faculty, staff, or administration involved. If a student wishes to have an Undergraduate final grade reconsidered, the student must first meet with the instructor and attempt to resolve the difference. In no case will a grade be revised in accordance with criteria other than those applied to all students in the class. If no resolution can be reached with the instructor, the student may initiate a formal Final Grade Grievance.
Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for a detailed explanation of Final Grade Grievance procedures and deadlines. Questions regarding a Final Grade Grievance can also be addressed by academic advisors or the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Provost. Final Grade Grievance forms can be downloaded below.
Final Grade Grievance Forms
- Undergraduate Final Grade Grievance Policy
- Arts and Sciences Final Grade Grievance Form
- Business and Leadership Final Grade Grievance Form
- Education and Human Services Final Grade Grievance Form
- Nursing Final Grade Grievance Form
Academic Concern Forms
- College of Arts & Sciences Academic Concerns Tracking Form (non-grade)
- College of Business and Leadership Academic Concerns Tracking Form (non-grade)
- College of Education and Human Services Academic Concerns Tracking Form (non-grade)
- College of Nursing Academic Concerns Tracking Form (non-grade)
Student Concern Complaint Form
Holidays and School Closings
Lourdes University is closed on all legal holidays: Good Friday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Day.
Additional closings will be posted. All weather-related and/or emergency campus-wide cancellations are announced on Toledo radio and television stations. Do not call the Lourdes University switchboard. (Evening classes include all classes beginning at or after 3:50 p.m.)
All courses may only be repeated once. To determine whether a course may be repeated, a student who does not withdraw from a class prior to the financial aid “freeze date” is considered to have “taken” the course.
On the freeze date, provided below, the number of hours for which you are enrolled on that day will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility for the applicable enrollment period. After each semester begins, your aid will be “frozen” on the following dates (for the applicable semester of enrollment for all sessions):
- Fall 2017: September 5, 2017
- Spring 2018: January 23, 2018
Financial Aid Freeze
Aid is determined by the student’s enrollment on the dates listed below. For courses that begin later in the term (Q or late summer sessions), you must be registered for the course(s) on the Freeze Date if you wish to be considered for aid for those credit hours.
Note: If you do register for a part of term class and receive aid based on that enrollment, and do not attend, your aid will be adjusted and you may owe the University money. Remember, for aid, you must be enrolled for all sessions and part of term sessions, e.g. Q classes, all summer sessions, before the Freeze Date.
All changes in registration are made officially in the Office of the Registrar with the approval of the student’s advisor. No student may register for a class after the late registration period. Effective date of withdrawal is the date on the official Add/Drop form signed by the advisor. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute official withdrawal.