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Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Exam Schedule

Enduring Questions Courses

Spring 2019

  • BIO 399 What is the Relationship Between Nature and Nurture?
    This course analyzes the historical, cultural, ethical and scientific issues related to the debate between the importance of heredity versus environment. Exploring the real-world issues to human genetics, it also looks as the personal, social, cultural and ethical implications of this debate. Credit does not apply to Biology majors.
  • 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 Disability and Humanity
    This course focuses on disability as a social, cultural, historical, and political phenomenon that impacts individual attitudes and institutional practices. In this course, students will learn to: identify disability discourse, including stigma, labeling, ableism, the norm, and the gaze; analyze representations of disability; evaluate cultural attitudes about disability; and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the impact of disability on humanity.
  • ENQ 399 How does Place Shape Understanding?
    How can people view this differently than I do? Why don’t other people agree with me? In what way has where I grew up shaped my understanding of situations? This course helps students understand how their location can shape the way in which they view the world.
  • NUR 399 The Culture of Health
    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.
  • PSY 399 What does it mean to be an Expert?
    The key aspect of academia is developing expertise in your field of study; however, experts often do not self-reflect on what it truly means to be an expert and how they have changed since being a novice. This course explores the cognitive, physical, and mental changes that occur, as a person becomes an expert. Students will examine how they became experts through the lens of various theories of expertise and how they will continue the growth of expertise in the future.
  • THS 399: Can Faith, Reason, and Science Cooperate?
    This course will investigate some of the most enduring questions that exist.  How do faith and reason interact in the search for truth?  Are the tenets of the Christian faith reasonable?  Can science and Christian faith cooperate, and if so, how?  The arguments presented on the varying sides of the debate, both scholarly and popular, between faith and reason, and the place of science in this debate, will be examined. Additionally, the place of the human being in the material world, key Christian beliefs, and the impact of the debate will be covered.


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Academic Grievances

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 Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Final Grade Grievance forms can be downloaded below.

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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.)

Repeat Policy

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.

Freeze Date Information

Financial Aid Freeze

Aid is determined by the student’s enrollment as of the Freeze Date. 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.

Add/Drop Information

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.