Anthropology African Studies

					                                African Studies
Combined major (with Anthropology, Economics, Government, or History)
                          and minor offered
Philosophy: The curriculum is developed to enhance a comprehensive knowledge of
historical as well as contemporary issues of the African continent, to promote the
understanding of the continent’s diversity and to encourage problem-solving approaches
to questions and interdisciplinary research.

Highlights:
    The multidisciplinary curriculum includes research, special performances and
       lectures designed to supplement the student’s classroom experience
    Kenya Program (33 years old) St. Lawrence was the first American university to
       have students in Kenya in 1974.
           o National reputation for being the best undergraduate program of its kind in
               Africa (very competitive application process)
           o Caters to interest in the environment, the developing world, and
               international health
           o SLU owns a 5 acre property in Nairobi reflecting our commitment and
               importance of the program
           o 3 Components:
                    Courses (taught by professors from University of Nairobi or
                       Kenyatta University)
                    Field Component involves living with Samburu (pastoralists);
                       living with an agricultural community; a home stay in another part
                       off Kenya
                    Internships: refugee camps, sea/ocean ecology issues, museum
                       work, work with various NGOs (dealing with safe water delivery
                       and health care); archaeological digs; law firms; publishing
    Each year, a special scholarship brings about 8 Kenyan students to campus
    Swahili is offered on campus and in Kenya at the beginner, intermediate, and
       advanced levels
    A program, not a department
    Class sizes range from 6-30 students; upper level classes are typically seminars
       with much discussion
    Courses in African Studies fulfill the diversity requirement
    Grads: graduate school; international relations; international development; public
       health/administration; Peace Corps
    Students wishing to minor or complete a combined major in African Studies must
       complete a capstone course to ensure their exposure to diverse issues
Faculty:
    Patricia A. Alden (English)
    Robert A. Blewett (Economics)
    Alice Pomponio (Anthropology)
    Obiora Udechukwa (Fine Arts)
    John W. Barthelme (Anthropology)
    Erika L. Barthelmess (Biology)
    John M. Collins (Global Studies)
    Judith A. DeGroat (History)
    David T. Lloyd (History)
    Assis Malaquias (Government)
    Andrea J. Noureyeh (Performance and Communication Arts)
    Celia K. Nyamweru (Anthropology)
    Mehretab A. Assefa (Sociology)
    Timothy Mangin (Music)
    Susan Bantu (Swahili)
                                  Anthropology
  Major, combined major (with African studies and environmental studies)
                               and minor

Philosophy:
    Anthropology is the study of humanity and should encompass the range of human
       experience among peoples of the world—this department’s approach is
       exceptionally holistic
    More narrowly, requirements for the department include a mix of fine arts, music,
       sociology, biology, linguistics and history with respect to human development—
       i.e. it links the social sciences, natural sciences, arts & humanities
    Very wide variety of courses, covering all areas of human habitation
    Focus on non-Western cultures
Highlights:
    Strong ties with Kenya: students who participate in the Kenya Program are able to
       get involved with digs as part of their course work (e.g., students have traveled to
       the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania to see the excavation sties)
    Also ties with Australia and India programs—the department encourages students
       to participate in all SLU international programs, as they believe students should
       not be limited in their studies
    Lab facilities for archeological work, bone casts, primitive artifacts (tools, etc.)
    Students have done work on Massai culture, interned with the Ottawa Museum of
       Civilization, worked at National Geographic, done AIDS research, etc.
    Few courses have pre-requisites
    Some students are members of Lambda Alpha, the national anthropology
       honorary society
    Department complies information on many archeological and ethnographic field
       schools and ongoing projects throughout the US (New Mexico, New York, Idaho,
       Montana) and the world (Kenya, Bermuda, China, Hungary) that are open to
       students
    All anthropology majors are required to study a language other than their first
       (students earning 4 or 5 on the AP exam of a particular language are exempt)
    Faculty members have personal field experience in Africa, Europe, Australia, the
       Pacific Islands and in native American communities in the Southwest
    Within the faculty for this department, there is one specialist for each of the four
       sub-fields of anthropology: archeology, biological anthropology, cultural
       anthropology and linguistics
   Faculty:
        Ali Pomponio—indigenous peoples, linguistics, the Pacific, Papua New
            Guinea, Italy
        John Barthelme—archaeology, physical anthropology, taphonomy (the study
            of fossilization specifically with bone structures), Kenya
        Celia Nyamweru—culture and environment
        Shinu Abraham-- archaeological fieldwork in Egypt, Israel, India, and the US
                               Applied Statistics
                                     Minor offered

Philosophy:
    Available to students wishing to develop a solid understanding of methods for
       collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.
    Students are encouraged, through this minor, to obtain a broad understanding of
       the fundamental principles of statistics while emphasizing the important
       applications of those principles in real-world situations

Highlights:
    The mathematics, computer science and statistics department started a tradition
       now 4 years old of an annual picnic
    A newly minted Math Club started a math colloquium series, at which students
       speak in 2006
    Independent study/honors project is available which involves substantial
       statistical analysis; may also be used as one of the five courses towards the minor

Faculty:
    Travis Atkinson
    Dante Giarrusso
    Patti Frazer Lock, (Chair)
    Robin Lock
    Mike Sheard
                                 Asian Studies
Combined major (with Government, History, or Religions Studies) or minor
                             offered

Philosophy:
     To increase global understanding of the area
     To explore the richness of Asian cultures
     To increase understanding of an area of the world that is of great importance to
       the United States both economically and strategically

Highlights:
    International study programs in China (Shanghai) and Japan (Nagoya or Tokyo)
    ASIA (group of students wishing to expand their knowledge of Asia)
    The Asian Studies Initiative (ASI): launched with a $1 million grant from the
       Freeman Foundation. Its objectives fall into four broad categories in which SLU
       seeks to:
           o Increase the number of students enrolling in courses about Asia as well as
               increase the number of Asian Studies majors/minors
           o Increase the number of students studying in Asia and conducting
               scholarly research in Asia
           o Enhance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Asia on our
               campus community
           o Increase the resources and support available to educators and Asian
               students, at all education levels, within the North Country
    A program, not a department
    Erin McCarthy took a group of students to Asia in Summer 2002
    Meditation Night is open to campus community each week
    Graduates are teaching English in Korea, China, and Japan; attending law school;
       participating in the state legislature; landscaping golf courses (in Japan)
    2003 FYP on traditional Chinese healing
    Enthusiastic faculty derives strength from its interdisciplinary foundation

Faculty:
    Ali Pomponio (Anthropology)
    Sid Sondergard (English)
    Yoko Chiba (Modern Languages and Literature)
    Ann A. Csete (History)
    Mark MacWilliams (Religious Studies)
    Erin A. McCarthy (Philosophy)
    Shinu Abraham (Anthropology)
    Chandreyi Basu (Fine Arts)
    Michael Kemper (History)
    Aswini Pai (Biology)
    David R. Henderson (Music)
   Grace C. Huang (Government)
   Jade Huynh (English)
   Ganesh K. Trichur (Global Studies)
   Archana Venkatesan (Religious Studies)
   Makiko Deguchi (Psychology)
   Rob Loftis (Philosophy)
   Eske J. Mollegaard (Philosophy)
   Wannie Wang (Education)
                                       Biology
 Majors, interdisciplinary majors (biology-physics, biology-environmental
       science neuroscience, and biochemistry) and minor offered.

Philosophy:
    The basic objectives of the biology department are to provide insight into the
       rules and relationships governing living systems and to encourage students’
       individual interests by allowing them to tailor their programs to their own
       interests and needs.

Highlights:
    $36.9 million Johnson Hall of science opens fall 2007. Includes 30 teaching and
       laboratories as well as preparation and conference rooms for professors. It has
       been planned with the latest advantages of sustainable design to qualify for LEED
       certification.
    Computer and computer projection facilities to aid in a multi-media based
       learning
    Average class size is about 12-16 after taking General Biology. With labs taught
       by professors.
    Labs are writing-intensive
    Over 35 courses offered including ecology, evolution, molecular and cellular
       biology, zoology, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, freshwater biology
    Students can earn biology credit abroad in Denmark, Kenya and Australia
    Students have access to a greenhouse, vivarium, microscopy imagery center and a
       Center of Chemical and Molecular Biology as well as others.
    Bio 101-102, Chemistry (103 and 104) and Math 113 are the only required
       courses, giving flexibility for students to design their own major
    About 70% of majors conduct independent research, and many of these students
       publish papers and/or give presentations at national meetings based on their work
    Internships available at Canton-Potsdam Hospital
    The Wachtmeister Field Station is located just off campus and is available for
       student field work and labs.
    The department offers a variety of summer fellowships and international travel
       and research grants for its students.
    Recent examples of student-faculty collaborative projects include investigations
       on the expression of genes during the development of respiratory centers in rat
       brainstem, the effects of habitat fragmentation on home range size of small
       mammals and the recognition of people by dogs using olfaction.
    Early Assurance program with Syracuse University – a student can apply early to
       medical school; once accepted, the student is assured of a position so long as good
       GPA is maintained.
Faculty:
    Brad Baldwin - Aquatic Biology and Ecology
    Erika Barthelmess - Vertebrate Biology and Ecology, Population Genetics,
       Conservation
    Kurt Bretsch - Marine ecology
    Carol Budd - General Biology Specialist
    Thomas Budd (Chair) - Cell Biology, Microscopy
    Emily Dixon - General Biology Specialist
    Joe Erlichman - Neurobiology, Respiratory Physiology
    Ana Estevez - Neurobiology
    Margaret Harloe - General Biology Specialist
    David Hornung - Physiology, Olfaction
    Karl McKnight - Ecology, Botany, Mycology
    Lorraine Olendzenski - Microbiology, Evolution, Origins of Life
    Aswini Pai - Ethnobotany, Plant Ecology, Tropical Ecology
    Jill Pflugheber - Microscopy Technician
    Michael Temkin - Development, Genetics, Population Genetics, Evolution
    Julie Trevett - Trophic Ecology, Inducible Defenses of Zooplankton, Freshwater
       Zooplankton and Macroinvertebrates, and Invasive Species
                                  Biochemistry
                                     Major offered

Philosophy
    Achieved through a collaboration between biology and chemistry at both the
       teaching and administration levels of the biochemistry major
    Development of a knowledge of the function of living organisms at the molecular
       level and the relevance of chemical and biological principles, and their interplay,
       to reach an understanding
    To use the tools and apply the concepts of the two disciplines to ask and answer
       fundamental questions related to the molecular basis of life processes

Highlights
    Development of laboratory skills that allow research questions in biochemistry to
       be pursued
    Participation in faculty-mentored projects that segue into a larger senior project
    Preparation for careers in biotechnology and health, and graduate work in
       biochemistry or molecular biology
    Biochemistry will be in the new Johnson Hall of Science building

Faculty
    Professors from chemistry and biology departments
             Caribbean and Latin American Studies
                                     Minor offered

Philosophy:
    CLAS is an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students to the
       richness and diversity of the cultures, societies and ecologies of Central and South
       America, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. The program emphasizes
       understanding the experiences of Caribbean and Latin American peoples in terms
       of structures and traditions.

Highlights:
    CLAS courses can be taken in the following departments: biology, English,
       environmental studies, government, modern languages, music, philosophy, and
       sociology
    CLAS minors are encouraged to study any of the major languages spoken in the
       Caribbean and Latin America
    SLU offers abroad programs in Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago; ISEP opens
       the doors to other countries including Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic,
       Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Brazil (must be proficient in Portuguese)
    In 2004, Dr. Jon Rosales’ class on climate change attended the United Nations'
       10th Conference of Parties in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Opportunities to work with La Casa Latina and the Black Women’s Residence
       and many other guest speakers, authors, as well as many presentations of movies,
       speeches, etc. on campus

Faculty:
    Margaret Kent Bass – English
    Roy Caldwell – modern languages and literatures
    Ilia J. Casanova-Marengo – modern languages and literatures
    Martha Chew-Sánchez – global studies
    Evelyn Jennings – history (coordinator)
    Marina Llorente – modern languages and literature
    Catherine H. Shrady – geography
    Eve Stoddard – English and global studies
    Bob Torres – modern languages and literatures
    Steven White – modern languages and literatures
                              Canadian Studies
  Combined major (w/ social sciences or humanities departments) & minor
                                 offered

Philosophy:
    Seeks to combine the advantages of St. Lawrence’s proximity to Canadian
       political, cultural, economic and academic centers with the University’s
       commitment to liberal education

Highlights:
   Program is interdepartmental including: anthropology, economics, English,
      environmental studies, fine arts, global studies, government, history, modern
      languages & literatures (French) and sociology
   Opportunity to do a semester at Trent University (Peterborough, Ont.), McGill
      (Montreal) or Carleton University (Ottawa)
   St. Lawrence is the closest American liberal arts college to the Canadian capital
   The Introduction to Canadian Studies takes a trip to Ottawa towards the end of the
      semester
   Students have had the opportunity to intern in the U.S> State Department at the
      Canada Desk, work in the department of Foreign Relations in Ottawa, work in the
      McMichael Art Gallery (Toronto); students have also researched the effects of
      acid rain for Canadian consulate in NYC
   There is traditionally an FYP offered in Canadian studies each year, offering
      students the opportunity to compare the national cultures of the two countries
   Canada is our largest trading partner, and is the most important location of U.S.
      investment outside the country as well as the place where U.S. companies have
      more locations than anywhere in the world which makes this program ideal for
      students

Faculty:
    Joseph Jockel
    Robert Thacker (director)
    Neil S. Forkey (Senior Lecturer)
    Peter FitzRandolph (economics)
    John Jaunzems (English)
    Patrice LeClerc (sociology)
                                    Chemistry
  Major, combined major (with Environmental Studies) and minor offered

Philosophy:
    To understand the role chemistry plays in the functioning of the natural world
    To gain a fundamental understanding of chemical concepts, the types of questions
       chemistry addresses, and tools applied to pursuit of solutions positions one to
       productively inform public debate
    To be a responsible citizen

Highlights:
    Small lecture and lab sections allow for close student/faculty interaction and
       allow hands on utilization of modern instrumentation
    Equipment includes a $200,000 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR).
       A NMR spectrometer is arguably the single most important instrument for
       research and teaching in organic chemistry and has many applications in
       biochemistry, inorganic and physical chemistry as well
           o To high school students who aren’t familiar with the NMR: it is similar to
               the diagnostic tool, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The two operate
               in nearly identical way but the information obtained is processed and
               presented in different ways
    Other equipment includes state of the art molecular modeling and visualization
       software; computers play an integral role in teaching and research activities
    Program is accredited by the American Chemical Society, individual degrees may
       also be certified if the extra course work is completed
    Required year-long senior research project for all majors (opportunity for students
       to co-author published articles and present at meetings)
    Graduates are in the fields of medicine, research and teaching as well as in
       graduate study for chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences,
       oceanography, environmental science and geo-science
    Summer research opportunities at SLU as early as summer following first year;
       typical stipends of $3000 for 8 or 10 week commitment to project
    SLU students are highly successful at securing summer research positions at
       graduate research institutions if they desire
    Summer industrial internship opportunities (e.g. Wyeth-Ayerst in Rouses Point,
       NY)
    Introductory and advanced biochemistry courses well suited for pre-medical
       students
    Teaching assistantships are available
    Subdivisions include: organic, analytical, biochemistry, environmental and
       physical
    Major can choose from Plan 1 (9-10 units of credit for basic preparation—good
       for students wishing to participate in international study) or Plan 2 (11-12 units—
       students can receive a certification by the American Chemical Society;
       encouraged for students who wish to do graduate study in chemistry or work in
       industrial research)
      SLU was awarded a $16,000 grant that supports independent study by first- and
       second-year students—the grant will help defray costs so students may attend and
       present their work at the national American Chemical Society’s annual meeting
      SLU graduate and his wife donated $1 million for an organic chemistry suite
       Johnson Hall of Science. It includes a teaching lab, an instrumentation room, an
       equipment prep room and a nuclear magnetic resonance room

Faculty:
    Larry J. French
    Ning Gao
    Natalia Marano
    Emily H. Dixon
    Samantha Glazier
    Neil A. Law
    Matthew C. Skeels
                               Computer Science
                                      Major, minor

Philosophy
    Computer Science considers problem-solving in the abstract, developing a set of
       intellectual skills for finding and designing solutions that will benefit majors and
       non majors
    To bring together the theory and practice of computing to solve a wide range of
       problems

Highlights
    The courses prepare computer science majors for the many careers where
       computers and problem-solving play a central role, such as software development,
       telecommunications design, computer graphics and even technical writing
    Faculty will post ―Problem of the Week‖ on the mathematics/statistics/computer
       science website- students log in and solve the problem for prizes
    Computer Science courses also enhance non-majors development of problem
       solving and technical skills
    The Information Technology infrastructure supports computer science courses
       taught in fully computerized classrooms
    Elective courses include ―Web Programming‖ and ―Artificial Intelligence‖
    There is a required independent project for seniors



Faculty
    James Vincent DeFranza, Professor of Mathematics
    Collen Joseph Knickerbocker, Professor of Mathematics
    Alec Michael Sheard III, Rutherford Professor of Mathematics
    Ed Harcourt, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
                                  Economics
     Major, combined major (with African Studies, Canadian Studies, or
      Environmental Studies), interdisciplinary major (in Economics-
                    Mathematics), and minor offered
Philosophy:
    To familiarize students with economic theory
    To provide knowledge about economic institutions
    To foster the development of skills in applying economic analysis to
       contemporary issues
    To create a foundation for intelligent citizenship

Highlights:
    4 + 1 MBA program with Clarkson and Rochester Institute of Technology
    Two accounting courses offered (financial accounting and managerial accounting)
    Senior project or seminar required
    Investment Club for those with interest in working with the stock market
    Sales and marketing, banking, finance and investment are common careers that
       economics majors/minor go into
    Economic honorary (Omicron Delta Epsilon) meets once a month with professors
       and members in order to discuss the department and economic policy
    International study in Austria, China, Denmark, England, and Italy are especially
       recommended; Washington D.C. for international business policy
    Trough usually not for academic credit, internships are encouraged over winter
       and summer breaks, and the department assists students in finding those
       internships
    40-50 corporations conduct employment interviews on campus
    Most classes, including introduction (capped around 20-25)
    The economic-mathematics combined major enables students to study economic
       theory and applied economics more thoroughly and rigorously than is possible in
       the regular program
    Some graduates enter directly into the work force and some enter graduate
       programs in business, law, economics or public administration

Faculty:
    Robert A. Blewett
    Steven G. Horwitz
    Jeffrey T. Young
    Brian E. Chezum
    Alison F. Del Rossi
    Peter W. FitzRandolph
    Michael A. Jenkins
    Catherine Boulatoff
    Natalia Ovchinnikova
                                     Education
               Minor offered (certification or educational studies)

Philosophy:
    The education department features linkages with the region’s schools,
       neighboring colleges, and educational organizations to provide professional
       development opportunities for practicing educators. The program also offers a
       unique combination of scholarly and practical approaches to education in the
       liberal arts tradition.
Highlights:
    Most popular minor
    Education careers continue to be among the top choices for graduates
    Two sequences – educational studies minor that does not include student teaching
       (professional semester) and a certification minor that culminates in a professional
       semester that’s required for teaching certification in NY
    The professional semester is generally taken in one’s senior year and requires a
       GPA of 2.5 and the recommendation of a teacher from the student’s major
    Certification minor allows students the opportunity to get a NYS certification to
       teach Math, English, Social Studies, Modern Languages (French, German,
       Spanish) or Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science) in grades 7-12,
       or Art for K-12
    Program for Elementary Education is available by taking classes at Potsdam State
    No music/physical education certification available
    There is both a post-grad certification and a master’s program in either General
       Studies, Educational Leadership, or Counseling and Human Development
    Both the undergraduate and graduate programs satisfy academic requirements for
       teaching certification in 48 U.S. states and some Canadian provinces
    The department hosts the Reading and Math Tutor program that allows
       undergraduate students to assist local schools in a real classroom as paid tutors
    SLU holds candidate status with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council
       (TEAC)
    Liberal arts gives you a broader base than an education major would; students
       major in the field they want to teach – liberally educated teachers reflect the
       thinking, exploration, and intellectual climate that is the basis of education
    Approximately 65 percent of the Class of 2005 teacher education graduates
       entered the teaching profession as new teachers within one year after graduation.
       Approximately 20 percent entered full-time graduate school and the remaining 15
       percent followed other career paths.
Faculty:
    James Shuman (Dept. Chair)
    Arthur Clark
    Nicole Chase
    Ed Boyd
    Peter Ladd
    Alannah Fitzgerald
                                       English
    Major, combined major (w/ environmental studies) and minor offered


Philosophy:
    Courses in the department seek to help students read with comprehension and
       enjoyment and write with skill and grace, to appreciate their cultural background
       and explore its values, to understand the relationship between art and life and to
       discover the liberating qualities of the imagination.

Highlights:
    For majors, a five-course concentration is encouraged, achieved by courses
       outside of the English major (British and American Literature, Anglophone/post-
       colonial/multicultural studies, writing, gender & sexuality, independent [design
       own concentration])
    Classes are interactive, many are structured like workshops
    Wide variety of course offerings—ethnic American women writers, Canadian
       fiction, 20th Century avant-garde, African drama, Renaissance poetry, Native
       American fiction, the London stage, playwriting, Caribbean literature,
       screenwriting, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, the short story, etc.
    Many opportunities for international study (London program especially)
    Irving Bacheller Society is the English honorary for students
    Use of Jeffrey Campbell Fellow program to bring in professors with diverse
       backgrounds
    Viebranz Visiting Professor—provided for by Biebranz grant in conjunction with
       Writers Series
    Writers Series—8-9 published authors visit campus each year to read their works
       and conduct classes/workshops with students (e.g., 2003-2004: Dionne Brand,
       John Metcalf)
    Environmental Studies/English major—provides substantial study in both
       disciplines as well as their intersection; students combine an interest in the
       environment with the desire to create new literature on environmental themes
    Professor Tom Berger sponsors open Shakespeare readings at his home
    Berger was also one of two Americans who helped rebuild the Globe Theater
    Professor Natalia Singer was the winner of World’s Best Short, Short Story
       Contest
Faculty:
    Patricia Alden
    Peter Bailey (Dept. chair)
    Robert DeGraaff
    Kerry Grant
    Natalia Rachael Singer
    Sid Sondergard
    Eve Stoddard
    Susan Ward
    Bruce I. Weiner
    Margaret Kent Bass
    Caroline Breashears
    Bob Cowser
    Mary Hussmann
    John Jaunzems
    Richard Jenseth
    Sarah Gates
    Hillory Oakes
    Pedro Ponce
    Trudy Lewis
                           Environmental Studies
 Major or interdisciplinary major (with Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry,
  Economics, English, Geology, Philosophy, Psychology, or Sociology)
                                   offered

Philosophy:
    An interdisciplinary program aimed at giving students a broad understanding of
       the complex nature of environmental problems
    An understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of both the natural
       and social systems is essential in preserving environmental quality
    To provide specific knowledge of the relationship between traditional disciplines
       and environmental studies
    Focus upon issues at three levels: the regional (with a concentration on rural
       concerns), national, and international levels

Highlights:
    Largest comprehensive program at a small liberal arts university
    Funding available for research opportunities (research tends to include concern
       over the surrounding community)
    Courses cover topics ranging from environmental law and politics, land-use
       planning, air and water quality issues, sustainable agriculture, recreation resource
       management, environmental health and energy policy
    International study opportunities—Denmark, Kenya, Costa Rica, Spain, Austria,
       and Australia
    Facilities include: mapping and drafting rooms, air and water quality analysis lab,
       department van for field trips and projects
    Extensive laboratory/field work component to each class
    110 acre plot of land called the Ecological Sustainability Landscape (ESL)—
       includes a house and gardens used to experiment with ecologically self-sustained
       living
           o Students see that their research inspires major changes in the ESL house.
                The ESL property offers an incredible opportunity for students to test first-
                hand principles of sustainability and energy conservation/efficiency
    Wachtmeister Field Station
    Extraordinary collection of environmental resources for an undergraduate
       institution—both in form of text (ODY) and in laboratory facilities (Kip Track,
       ESL house, etc.)
    Stand alone major is a B.A.; combination can be either B.A. or B.S.
    Graduates follow many different career paths: government: EPA, local and
       regional planning agencies, state environmental agencies; non-profits: Vista,
       Peace Corps, Nature Conservancy, environmental education programs; private
       sector: law firms, environmental consulting firms, industrial associations
Faculty:
    Carolyn E. Johns
    Glenn R. Harris
    Christopher A. Monz
    Jon Rosales
    John Barthelme, Associate Professor (Anthropology)
    Erika Barthelmess, Assistant Professor (Biology)
    Catherine Boulatoff, Assistant Professor (Economics)
    Ning Gao, Assistant Professor (Chemistry)
    Thomas C. Greene, Associate Professor (Psychology)
    Mary Hussmann, Assistant Professor (English)
    Karl McKnight, Associate Professor (Biology)
    Celia Nyamweru, Associate Professor (Anthropology)
    Aileen O'Donoghue, Associate Professor (Physics)
    Aswini Pai, Assistant Professor (Biology)
    Stephen Robinson, Assistant Professor, (Geology)
    Catherine Shrady, Associate Professor (Geology)
    Natalia Singer, Associate Professor (English)
    Jeffery T. Young, Professor (Economics)
    Bruce I. Weiner, Professor (English)
    Daniel W. Koon (Physics)
    Matthew C. Skeels (Chemistry)
                              European Studies
                                    Minor offered

Philosophy
    Integration of course work from several fields, enabling students to engage in a
       critical examination of European society, culture, history, politics, economic
       issues of both current and historic interest
    To allow students to study Europe from various perspectives through enrolling in
       a combination of courses

Highlights
    1 semester of European language required
    A major research project that draws on students’ experiences across the
       curriculum and allows them to reflect on those experiences is also required for the
       minor
    Participation in study abroad programs in Spain, London, France, Austria,
       Denmark and Italy provides an excellent opportunity to design a minor that
       combines on-campus courses with courses taken abroad, grant-funded research
       projects undertaken abroad and immersion in a European culture
    Specific courses within departments such as Economics, English, Fine Arts,
       Government, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, German, Spanish,
       Music, Performance and Communication Arts, Philosophy, Physics, and
       Sociology count as electives

Advisory Board
   Marina A. Llorente, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
   Karen Joan O’Neil,Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of
      European Studies
   Karl Schonberg, Associate Professor of Government
   Jenna P. Torres, B.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and
      Literatures (Spanish)
   Elun Gabriel, Assistant Professor of History
   Marcella Salvi, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Italian
      and Spanish
                                  Film Studies
                                    Minor offered

Philosophy:
    This is an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students to the
       techniques of film analysis as well as the history and theory of the cinema.
    Students will learn about film styles, structure, genres, periods, national cinemas
       and how techniques of shooting and editing contribute to a film’s meaning

Highlights:
    Includes required courses in Intro to Film Studies, History of the Cinema and
       Seminar on Film Theory
    Courses are offered both within the program of film studies and within other
       departments (English, modern languages, history, philosophy, sociology and
       gender studies)

Faculty (Faculty from various departments contribute to the film studies program):

      Peter Joseph Bailey (English)
      Gudrun Brokoph (German)
      William Alfred Hunt (History)
      Stephen Dennis Papson (Sociology)
      Sidney Logan Sondergard (English)
      Roy Chandler Caldwell (French)
      Ilia J. Casanova-Marengo (Spanish)
      Yoko Chiba (Japanese)
      Richard H. Jenseth (English)
      Marina A. Llorente (Spanish)
      David R. Henderson (Music)
      Robert Torres (Sociology)
                                      Fine Arts
                                Major & minor offered

Philosophy
    The Fine Arts department offers art history as well as studio courses for both
       majors and non-majors
    It strives to clarify the relationship between the visual arts and other liberal arts
       disciplines

Highlights
    Students are exposed to both history and studio courses to meet requirements of
       the major
    Brush Art Gallery sponsors exhibits, including student, faculty, and alumni
       exhibitions
    Students are employed by the Brush Art Gallery so they may develop a
       knowledge of gallery management, including registration, conservation,
       installation and writing
    Department has financial endowment for speakers, shows, and student research
    Student Art Union is a student group that organizes field trips to the National
       Gallery in Ottawa, Musee des Beaux Artes in Montreal and other activities
    There is a fine arts honorary society offered to students with a high GPA within
       the fine arts curriculum
    Artists’ Guild theme cottage is for members of the Student Art Union
    Dana Professor Obiora Udechukwu from Nigeria is an art critic, poet and 1 of 7
       featured at Smithsonian; he teaches mural painting and Contemporary Nigerian
       Art.
    Architecture interests: do a physics/pre-engineering track and after 3 years, would
       be eligible to do the Architectural program at Columbia university
    The Newell Center for Arts and Technology
    Close proximity to the Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg and National
       Gallery in Ottawa
    The Festival of the Arts stimulates creative activity within the community by
       bringing artists to campus and featuring performances
Faculty
    Obiora Udechukwu, Charles A. Dana Professor of Fine Arts and Chair of
       Department
    Dorothy Limouze, Lynn and Terry Birdsong Associate Professor in the Arts
    Chandreyi Basu, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
    Kasarian Dane, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
    Mark E. Denaci, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
    Amy Hauber, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
    Melissa Schulenberg, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
    Faye Serio, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
                                 Gender Studies
                                         Minor

Philosophy:
    There is an equal significance given to the study of both genders in this
       department—it is not ―women’s studies‖
    To acquaint students with the scholarly analysis of gender and gender relations
    To promote an understanding of the social construction of gender in society
    To help students become aware of the impact of gender in their own lives and in
       society
    To enable students to analyze gender relations through the use of feminist theories
       and methodologies

Highlights:
    Minor is very interdisciplinary, with courses that are cross-listed with
       anthropology, English, history, government, religious studies, fine arts, sociology,
       psychology, philosophy, African studies, and Caribbean & Latin American
       studies
    A proposal for a combined major in gender studies is in the works—it would be
       offered with history and sociology, as well as possibly English, government, and
       anthropology
    Specific courses offered on masculinity and men’s movements
    In addition to course work, department sponsors a film and speaker series and
       student/faculty research colloquia
    Also, sponsors North Country Women’s Health Program—a student-run
       organization that works to provide support for women’s health care in the area
    A writing award is given yearly to the research or creative writing project that
       best explores gender issues
    Honors projects pursued by many students on a wide variety of subjects
    Internships include working in a girl’s home, Renewal House, CAVA (Citizens
       Against Violent Acts), and Planned Parenthood
    Women’s Resource Center is a theme cottage available to students interested in
       gender issues

Faculty:
    Advisory Board: Valerie Lehr (Coordinator), Judith DeGroat, Rhonda Danielle,
       Evette Hornsby-Minor
    Evelyn Stoddard
    Margaret Kent-Bass
    Marina Llorente
    Mark Denaci
                                       Geology
   Majors, interdisciplinary combined majors (geology-physics; geology-
              environmental studies majors) and minor offered

Philosophy:
    The department of geology studies the Earth and its 4.5billion year history.
       Through this, it unites and enhances the use of the other natural sciences (biology,
       chemistry, and physics) in a quest to better understand life, planet and the
       universe. The program prepares its students for opportunities in graduate work,
       careers in academia, research, teaching and a variety of others.

Highlights:
    After taking Intro to Geology, class sizes range from 8-15 students giving a close
       faculty – student interaction
    Both classrooms and labs available with lab field trips bringing students across
       the North Country.
    Extensive collection of topographic, large scale and small scale paper maps, relief
       maps and specialty maps
    The Geology Department's Paleontological collection is composed of well over
       20,000 specimens, with a focus on Cretaceous, Ordovician and Devonian
       invertebrates.
    Attached to the Launders Science Library, which houses an extensive collection
       of geology texts, reference materials, professional journals, videos, maps and a
       dedicated GIS lab.
    Every semester optional trips are offered to students. These include Gore
       Mountain, the Adirondacks, VT and Mineral collecting as day trips as well as
       trips to Alaska, Ohio and Curaco in the Caribbean have also been led.
    The department hosts both a Geology Club and a chapter of Sigma Gamma
       Epsilon (Earth Science based honorary society)
    Each year, the department sends students to The Geological Survey of America
       (GSA) conferences’ nationwide.
    Two major lecture series offered to students, faculty and community (Susan
       Caroline Ferguson and Bloomer Lecture)
    James Street Student Fund offers financial support for student based research.
    Recent student research includes The Environmental Impact of Waterfront
       Property as well as An Investigation of the Inorganic Geochemistry and Drinking
       Water Quality of Groundwater In St. Lawrence County, NY
    In the summer of 2006, Professor Jeff Chiarenzelli spent time in Alaska
       researching with two students gathering information for several communities
       about environmental clean-up.
    Professor Stephen Robinson has led groups to south-central Alaska in 2003 and
       2005 looking at glacial field geology. He has also taken students to China to look
       at public education, landscape protection, and sustainable development.
Faculty:
    Mark Erickson - Paleontology
    Cathy Shrady (Chair) – Petrology, Structure Geology
    Jeff Chiarenzelli – Mineralogy
    Stephen Robinson - Geomorphology
    Carl Pierce - Geophysics
                                Global Studies
                             Major and Minor offered

Philosophy:
    Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students with new
       analytical frameworks for understanding the transnational phenomena that attract
       the label ―globalization‖ and for evaluating critically both the phenomena and
       their popular representations.
    Global studies must expand over a number of subject areas including, but not
       limited to, biology, economics, ethnic studies, literary theory and sociology.

Highlights:
    The major asks students to choose two areas of the world and some subject matter
       that connects them. Working closely with an academic advisor, students design
       their major around a problem or theme, which will be the basis for an independent
       project in the senior year.
    Majors are recommended to go abroad to one of the areas of concentration for
       field experience, in order to do research for the senior project.
    Students may apply for various types of funding to support research for their
       senior project.
    St. Lawrence University hosted the 2007 Political Economy of the World-System
       (PEWS) annual conference
    Professors Ganesh Trichur and John Collins recently presented papers at the
       annual meeting of the Global Studies Association (North America)
    Global Studies majors Shazia Shahnaz and Sasha Tedeschi were recently awarded
       a grant as part of the ―100 Projects for Peace‖ program established by
       philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis
    The Weave is an independent news media analysis project created by students and
       faculty affiliated with the ―Global News Analysis‖ class taught in the Global
       Studies Department at SLU (http://stlawu.edu/global/the-weave)

Faculty:
    Eve Stoddard (Dept. chair)
    John Collins
    Martha Chew-Sánchez
    Ganesh Trichur
    Kallen Martin
    Florence Molk
                                   Government
Major, combine major (w/ African studies, Asian studies, Canadian studies,
             and environmental studies) and minor offered

Philosophy:
    This department introduces students to a broad range of political values, theories,
       practices, and institutions. Its focus is on issues of power and injustice, and how
       these two elements complement and confront each other. The department
       encourages students with these issues by encouraging them to examine their own
       political attitudes and beliefs.

Highlights:
    The curriculum features work in the four main subfields of the discipline:
       American politics, comparative politics, political theory, and international politics
    The department also has special strengths in American judicial process, media
       politics, gender politics, international security, and broad coverage of Africa,
       Asia, Europe, Canada, and Latin America.
    One internship within a appropriate field can be credited toward one of the first
       nine courses necessary for the major
    Pi Sigma Alpha, the government honorary society, holds an annual dinner at
       Sergi’s for its members
    Being the St. Lawrence County seat, Canton holds many opportunities for
       internships
    Community Based Learning programs and independent/self-directed studies are
       available as well.
    Gov’t courses can be combined to the minor programs in African studies, Asian
       studies, Canadian studies, Caribbean and Latin American studies, European
       studies, and gender studies.
    Gov’t majors are encouraged to participate in American University’s semester in
       Washington D.C. and/or SLU programs in Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark,
       England, France, India, Japan, Kenya, or Spain.
    Access to two national capitols – Ottawa (1 ½ hour drive) and Washington D.C.
    Many research funds available for research projects and travel
    Faculty is very specialized and often published in their area of expertise
    Senator Susan Collins (ME) is a graduate of SLU
Faculty:
    Alan Draper (Dept. Chair)
    Augustus DiZerega
    Calvin F. Exxo
    Sandra Hinchman
    Joseph Kling
    Valerie Lehr
    Assis Malaquias
    Laura O’Shaughnessy
    Karl Schonberg
                                       History
   Major, combined major (with African studies, Asian studies, Canadian
                       studies) & minor offered

Philosophy:
    By showing us where we have been and what we have done, history helps us
       understand who we are and what we might become
    By investigating other times and places, and the issues that affected people in
       those times and places, history enables us to appreciate diverse ways of thinking
       and behaving
    History provides solid background for the study of many other disciplines,
       ranging from the arts to the sciences

Highlights:
    Focus divided by American (~45%), European (~30%), and ―non-Western‖ (Asia,
       Africa, Mid East and Latin America) (~25%)
    A course offered about every continent
    Some Courses: Women, Slavery, Holocaust, Japanese, African, China, Caribbean
       & Latin American, & Canadian
    Small, seminar-style classes
    Independent study projects available—honors thesis work for a whole academic
       year (2 course equivalent) on a specific research topic for select history majors
    Projects and internships can involve the St. Lawrence Historical Society,
       Remington Museum, Adirondack Museum
    Funding available for research
    International study is encouraged—each program offers at least one history course
    Recently, a student had the opportunity to do funded research at the Holocaust
       Museum in Washington, D.C.
    Similarly a student recently did funded research at an historical archeology dig at
       one of the revolutionary war forts at Lake George in NY State

Professors:
    Liz Regosin, U.S., African-American and women’s history
    Liam Hunt, British history
    David Lloyd, African history
    Judith DeGroat (Chairperson, effective Fall 2007), European history
    Anne Csete (Chairperson, before Fall 2007), Chinese history
    Donna Alvah
    Evelyn Jennings
    Mary Jane Smith
    Elun Gabriel
    Michael Kemper
    Melissa Parm (Schrems)
             International and Intercultural Studies
                     Off-Campus Programs

All off-campus programs that are considered “SLU” programs include
these elements:
    St. Lawrence students pay regular comprehensive fees
    Financial aid is applied
    Each program requires appropriate academic preparation including prerequisites
    Students take corresponding language course while participating in the program
    Each program includes group excursions and field trips
    Programs include participants from a variety of majors and minors
    Acceptance is based upon demonstrated preparation for the specific program and
     for intercultural study in general, a sound academic record, quality of essays,
     faculty recommendations, as well as maturity, responsibility, and good
     communication skills
    Travel grants and research grants are available

Australia
   Direct enrollment at James Cook University during the fall or spring semester
   Particularly strong for students interested in tropical ecology, indigenous peoples,
       marine biology, biodiversity, but other majors are considered with appropriate
       academic preparation

Austria
      Spring semester only in Vienna
      Includes a ten day trip to Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic and a week
       long visit to Dorfgastein

Canada
      Semester or academic year at Université Laval for French language immersion-
       Québec City Trent University—Peterborough (90 miles NE or Toronto)

China
      Affiliated with East China Normal University in Shanghai in the fall or spring
       semester
      Students stay with a Chinese host family and field excursions are organized
       throughout the year
Costa Rica
       Direct enrollment at Universidad de Costa Rica in San José during the fall or
        spring semester
       Includes a four week orientation in San José

Denmark
   Semester or full-year enrolled in Denmark’s International Study Program (DiS) in
     Copenhagen
    One-week study tours associated with academic focus

England
       Fall or spring semester in the London Programme including the London Stage and
        Shakespeare
       Concludes with one month, full time internship for credit

France
   Semester or academic year in Rouen
   Includes a 2-week residence in Québec City and a week-long excursion to
        Senegal

India
       Fall semester only, spending a significant about of time in Delhi, Mussoorie,
        Jaipur and Varanasi (Benares).
       Consortium with six other private, liberal arts colleges in NY (each college
        nominates 4-5 students

Italy
    Fall semester only through Syracuse University
    Art history, studio, humanities, social sciences, and Italian courses offered

Japan
    Exchange programs with ICU (Tokyo) for academic year and Nanzan (Nagoya)
     for a semester or an academic year
    Students can visit Tokyo, travel to the Japanese Alps, and experience native
     Japanese culture

Kenya
       Fall or spring semester in Nairobi including three components: 1) classroom
        courses; 2) field studies and independent research; 3) homestays
       St. Lawrence’s program in Kenya was established in 1974 and is world renowned
Spain
       Semester or academic year in Madrid including village stays at the beginning of
        the semester
       Includes a five-week internship for academic year students

Trinidad
       Affiliation with Pacific Lutheran University during the spring semester only
       Directly enrolled at The University of the West Indies in two courses

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
       Offers possibilities with over 100 universities in 20 different countries
       Considered international student at host institution. Students take the same
        courses and have the same responsibilities as local students at that institution



                  Off-Campus Programs in the U.S.
Adirondack Semester
       On Lake Massawepie in the Adirondacks during the Fall semester only
       Includes a 10-day field trip to Algonquin Park, Canada and a 10-day trip to
        Southwest United States

Fisk University
       Exchange program with Fisk University in Nashville, TN
       Fisk students attend SLU in the fall; SLU students attend Fisk in the spring

Washington D.C.
       Fall or spring semester through American University
       Each of the programs includes a seminar, an internship, and a research project
                                       Mathematics
           Majors, interdisciplinary major (math-computer science; math-
                            economics) and minor offered

Philosophy:
    The department of mathematics, computer science and statistics is proud of the
       wide variety of courses available to both majors and non-majors and we
       encourage all students to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore
       mathematical thought.

Highlights:
    Close faculty-student interaction
    All faculty involved in research (e.g. Mathematical Analysis of Fingerprints;
       Statistical Analysis of College Hockey)
    Statistics is one of the most popular courses on campus, which is very unusual!
    Computerized classrooms – desks with built in computers and access to numerous
       ―Smart Boards‖
    Each year, the department sends several students to the Hudson River Undergrad
       Math Conference, which SLU will host in spring of 2008
    Each summer, a few students have received SLU grants to do research; some do
       senior projects, such as, statistical models of horse races and mathematics of
       converting road networks to one-way streets.
    Professor Michael E. Schuckers has been awarded a $55,000 grant for a biometric
       identification (i.e. voice recognition, iris-recognition, etc.) research project. Three
       SLU students presented this project with Professor Schuckers in the 2003 Festival
       of Science.
    The Quantitative Resource Center opens Fall 2007 to stimulate and foster
       mathematical study and research. This center is available to assist all students and
       faculty with their quantitative endeavors.

Faculty:
          Maegan Bos
          Jim DeFranza
          Dan Gagliardi
          Ed Harcourt
          Collen Knickerbocker
          Patti Frazer Lock (Chair)
          Robin Lock
          Duncan Melville
          Micahel Schuckers
          Mike Sheard
                  MBA (4+1 Combined Program)

Highlights:
    Agreements with the graduate schools at Clarkson University, Rochester Institute
       of Technology, and Union Graduate College
    Students must complete a regular undergraduate major and meet prescribed
       admission standards in addition to the foundation courses.
    Students can expect to complete the requirements for the MBA degree in one year
       rather than the usual two or more.
    Applicants with outstanding academic records will receive a prompt decision
       concerning admission and financial aid.

Contact Information:

Brian Staples, Coordinator
Pre-Management and 4+1 MBA Programs
Office: Hepburn 108
Phone: 315.229.5716
Email: bstaples@stlawu.edu
                Modern Languages and Literatures
Majors (French, German, Spanish, or Multi-Language) and minors (French,
                      German, Spanish) offered

Philosophy
    Foreign languages and literatures are an important component of liberal studies-
       they free the individual to discover the content and value of other cultures
    In addition, personal contacts with other cultures on their own terms are possible,
       as is the opportunity to enter into worlds of thought and expression that otherwise
       would be possible

Highlights
    12 professors who offer classes in 7 languages
    French, German, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swahili are offered
    Multi-language is a rigorous program of three languages in one of which a student
       must reach fluency to complete the major
    State-of-the-art language/learning facilities in both classrooms and language labs
    Students practice their listening and speaking skills with new digital interactive
       lab system known as VirtuaLab
    The Language Resource Center
    Classrooms are equipped with Internet access and a video/audio projection system
    International literature minor is offered
    International study is strongly encouraged-practically all majors study abroad;
       multi-language majors must study abroad
    The department regularly sponsors foreign language films, speakers, and other
       activities such as Asia Night and Europe Night
Faculty
    Steven White, Chair of the Department, - Spanish
    Jenna Torres- Spanish
    Marcella Salvi- Spanish and Italian
    Marina Llorente- Spanish
    Ilia Casanova-Marengo-Spanish
    Anne Ceste- Chinese
    Roy Caldwell- French
    Joan Dargan-French
    Ingrid Stipa- French, German
    Gudrun Brokoph-German
    Yoko Chiba- Japanese
    Susan Bantu- Swahili (visiting)
                                       Music
                              Major and minor offered

Philosophy:
    To expand the understanding of music and its place in society
    Engage students in music materials using a variety of contexts (ensembles, private
       lessons, courses, etc.)
    To develop critical skill for experiencing, creating, and using music effectively
       and intelligently

Highlights:
    Newell Center for Arts Technology (NCAT) provides digital technology to
       compose and perform music, create music for theatrical productions and produce
       multi-media presentations
    Students enrolled in Introduction to Music may elect to take individual instruction
       in voice or on an instrument (with no additional fee) ($150 for students not
       enrolled)
    Lessons are available in voice and keyboard, guitar, brass, woodwind and string
       instruments
    Students enrolled in a music performance class beyond the 100 level are required
       to take private lessons as part of that course of study at no additional fee
    Laurentian Singers—A 40-voice select ensemble whose repertoire includes music
       from the 16th through the 20th centuries; the group tours each spring (sand at the
       Vatican, in Russia, Puerto Rico, New Mexico and Epcot Center to name a few)
    University Chorus—A 60-voice ensemble that performs major works from the
       choral and choral-orchestral repertoires. The University Chorus performs both on
       and off campus. Membership by audition includes students, faculty, staff and
       community members
    The Early Music Ensemble performs instrumental and vocal music of the
       medieval and Renaissance eras—the group uses period instruments from the
       University’s Romer Collection (membership by audition)
    Two informal a cappella groups are active both on and off campus
    Main strengths of the department include the choral program and the composition
       program (unusual for the undergraduate, non-professional level)
    Music library and electronic equipment
    Practice rooms available to anyone (major or non-major)
    Three major components within the department: history, composition, and
       performance
    Each semester the music department organizes one of more special productions
       involving the preparation and performance of significant musical works; these
       productions are planned to take into account students with special talents in
       instrumental music are part of an innovative members of the community (Latin
       Dance Party, Civil War music, Irish music, Hawaiian music, Blue Moon Radio
       Show, etc.)
      SLU receives a gift every time ―I’ll Be Home for Christmas‖ is played; the lyricist
       (Kim Gannon) is a ’24 graduate and through his estate, SLU receives royalties
       from the song

Faculty:
    Michael P. Farley
    David R. Henderson
    In-Sil Yoo
    Christopher Watts
    Barbara Phillips-Farley
    Timothy Mangin
    Barry A. Torres
    James W. Wildman
                         Native American Studies
                                    Minor offered


Philosophy:
    The Native American studies program integrates course work from several fields
       into an interdisciplinary curriculum which enables students to examine the
       histories, cultures and contemporary issues affecting the indigenous peoples of the
       Americas.

Highlights:
    Minor includes required courses in Intro to Native American History, Modern
       Canada and Performance and Communication Arts: Native American Oral
       Traditions.
    Classes are taken from other programs such as Anthropology, English, History,
       Government and Communication Arts.
    Faculty members are taken from a selection of various departments to contribute
       to the Native American Studies program

Faculty:
    Susan Eileen Ward (Professor of English)
    Randall T. Hill (Coordinator of Native American Studies)
    Celia K. Nyamweru (Associate Professor of Anthropology)
    Melissane Parm (Assistant Professor of History)
    Martha Chew Sanchez (Assistant Professor of Global Studies)
                                 Neuroscience
                                    Major offered
Philosophy
    Dual track major combining biology and psychology
    Tracks are designed to give students preparation for graduate study in a variety of
       neuroscience sub-disciplines as well as preparation for entry into health
       professions

Highlights
    Students may elect to pursue a cellular track of a behavioral or cellular track
    The cellular track involves mostly biology and chemistry
    The behavioral track requires students to take biology and psychology courses
    Core courses required by both tracks are found in biology, chemistry and
       psychology
    Students interested in neuroscience should enroll in the introduction courses in
       each department during their first year

Advisory Board
   Tom Budd, Coordinator and Professor (Biology)
   James Wallace, Professor (Psychology)
                               Outdoor Studies
                                          Minor

Philosophy:
    The program is designed to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of
       nature with an emphasis on experience in the outdoors
    Through observation and ecological study, the program examines the
       psychological, social and spiritual effects on humans who have contact with
       nature

Highlights:
    Program brings together scientific inquiry, physical exercise, analysis,
       literary/artistic representation and self-reflection
    These goals are met through activities both in and out of the classroom through a
       strong experiential component
    Minors will be required to learn basic outdoor skills like first-aid and orienteering
    For the minor, two tracks are offered: on-campus track and the off-campus track
       (very intensive, includes Adirondack Semester)
    Adirondack Semester
            o Offers students the chance to experience and reflect critically upon
                alternative perceptions of how people live responsibly as interconnected
                parts of the global system
            o Includes four units of credit:
                    Natural History and Ecology of the Adirondacks
                    The Arts of Nature
                    Cultural History of the Adirondacks
                    The Ethics of Personal and Community Identity
                    Designed to balance skills development and personal transformation
                    similar to programs like NOLS and Outward Bound with the academic
                    study and critical thinking more commonly found on campus
    The Outdoor Program seeks to educate students in outdoor leadership and skills,
       instill an environmental ethic, and empower students through outdoor and
       wilderness exploration and experiences
    The Outdoor Program sponsors numerous workshops and events for members of
       the SLU community, including kayaking, canoeing, and climbing
    NOTE: Outdoor Studies—academic portion (minor): Outdoor Program—an
       administratively run co-curricular program; Outing Club—student-organized.
       Students can be involved in all of these, but they are independent of one another

Faculty:
    Baylor Laurence Johnson--coordinator
               Performance & Communication Arts
                              Major and minor offered


Philosophy:
    Offers students a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to
       pursue interests related to speech and theater.

Highlights:
    Offerings include classes in performance, public speaking, technical theater,
       playwriting, debate, dance and the study of plays and speeches.
    The department produces at least two faculty-directed productions each year with
       additional student-directed shows. (A popular event includes the dance ensemble)
    Abroad programs include (but not limited to) London for theater and Washington
       D.C. for speech
    Students choose one of two main focuses: Theater/Performance or
       Rhetoric/Communication
    A Senior Project is required of majors and involves a solo project in either
       direction of play writing
    Auditions for all departmental productions are open to all students, regardless of
       major
    Gulick theater seats 511, while the smaller, Edson Miles Theater (Black Box)
       seats between 85-100
    Newell Center for Arts Technology (NCAT), occupies portions of two floors in
       the noble center. Included is an electronic classroom and equipment suited for
       digital image acquisition, creation, and manipulation

Faculty:
    Rebecca C. Daniels
    Kirk Wayne Fuoss (co-chair)
    Randall T. Hill (co-chair)
    Andrea J. Nouryeh(co-chair)
    Traci Fordham-Hernandez (co-chair)
    Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
    John C. Larrance
    Sabrina V. Egeland
                                   Philosophy
                              Major & Minor offered

Philosophy:
    This program is not intended to develop professional philosophers, but to serve as
       the focus for liberal education
    It is the department’s belief that a student becomes liberally educated but by
       grappling with fundamental questions about life and learning
    The curriculum aims at development of mind and character by increasing
       students’ awareness of questions fundamental to a thoughtful life, and by
       developing the capacity for free, creative, critical thought and action

Highlights:
    Usually a double major, but also often a combined major with environmental
       studies
    Since primary purpose of a liberal education is the development of a person,
       philosophical reflection on the nature and purpose of a good life is an essential
       component
    Develops critical thinking skills that are useful in most professions
    Students have the ability to develop their own projects after submitting a proposal
       to a faculty member
    Philosophy hone society is Phi Sigma Tau
    Course selection in philosophy department is quite broad, offering many classes
       beyond Western philosophy


Faculty:
    Manuel Chavez-Jimenez
    Baylor Johnson
    Erin McCarthy
    Laura Rediehs (chair)
    Eske Mollgaard (visiting)
    J. Robert Loftis (visiting)
                                       Physics
                              Major and Minor offered

Philosophy:
    The goals of the physics curriculum are to provide a conceptual and quantitative
       understanding of the fundamental laws of nature upon which all physical and
       biological systems depend, and to provide the experimental and theoretical
       methods required to attain this understanding.
Highlights:
    Physics laboratories are well equipped with modern equipment, electronic
       instrumentation and computer facilities—a machine shop and darkroom are
       available for student use
                     Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope
                     Portable optical telescope
                     Large data-processing computer connected to the VLA in New
                       Mexico
                     Cryogenic refrigerator—to liquid helium temperatures
                     Machine and electronics shop and support technician
                     Other basic physics equipment
    The faculty believe that the most complete education in physics is attained
       through the actual process of doing physics—the department is distinguished by
       its strong laboratory program
    Opportunities exist for student participation in faculty research activities during
       the academic year or during the summer
    Well-qualified students may receive summer stipends to conduct research in
       astrophysics, experimental low-temperature physics, theoretical and
       computational solid-state physics and near-field optical microscopy
    Interdisciplinary majors offered in biology/physics and geology/physics
    Also offered are astronomy, theoretical/calculational physics and microscopy
    Sigma Pi Sigma is the physics honorary society
    One special feature of the curriculum is the seminar series in contemporary
       physics which introduces students to recent discoveries in the field
    The National Science Foundation )NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, has awarded a
       research grant to Karen Johnson, to assist her in writing a dual scientific
       biography of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer and her
       husband, chemist Joseph Mayer
    The physics web site offers a nice shout-out to the pets of the faculty members
Faculty:
    Daniel Koon
    Catherine Jahncke (Dept. chair)
    Karen Johnson
    Aileen O’Donoghue
    Brian Watson
    Jeffery Miller
                                   Psychology
                              Major and Minor offered

Philosophy:
    To discover and teach the factors that underlie behavior
    A scientific approach to understanding behavior is featured in the intro course,
       which covers history of psychology, the brain and behavior, sensation and
       perception, learning, memory, motivation, development, social behavior,
       personality and abnormal behavior.
    Major focus of the department is psychological theory and research, although
       students are encouraged to apply their knowledge of psychology to practical
       settings.

Highlights:
    Department is research and experientially based (data collection & anaysis)
    Psychology is considered a natural science (majors get a B.S.)
    Very unique to liberal arts schools: 8 courses offered with labs—provides
       students with hands-on experience
    Facilities include rat and &mice labs (Skinner boxes, etc), fish labs and sleep lab
    There is an observational child developmental lab (pre-school play group run by
       department) where students may observe child behavior and relate it to their class
       learning
    Department may be divided into 3 components: 1) Biological/Acquisition
       Processes, 2) Developmental/ Social Processes, 3) Clinical/Applied Areas
    Overview course offered for seniors interested in taking the GRE’s (capstone
       experience)
    Funding for student research is available year round
    Courses in applied psych. (e.g. industrial, community, & clinical psychology)
    Applied statistics is now a required course for psychology majors
    Many student opportunities to be lab & teaching assistants
    Active honorary society Psi Chi
    Approximately 140 juniors and seniors are currently majoring in psychology
    About 43% of graduates go onto graduate school in psychology and related fields
    Neuroscience major is offered, as well, combining biology and psychology
       departments
    Kristin Minard ’03 presented the results of her research on how the presence or
       absence of safety equipment modified the influence of peers participating in risky
       behavior during the 2003 Festival of Science. She examined the correlation
       between high- and low-risk activities and the correlation between peer influence
       questions and participation rates
Faculty:
    Jim Wallace (Chair)—child development
    Alan Searleman—sensation and perception
    Cathy Crosby-Currie
    Cheryl Stuntz
    Kim Mooney
    Loraina Ghiraldi
    Makiko Deguchi (visiting)
    Mela Lawson
    Pamela Thacher
    Ronald Sigmundi
    Sharon Hannigan
    Tom Greene—environmental psychology
    William DeCoteau
    Cynthia Lonsbary (visiting)
    Elizabeth MacDougall
                       Pre-professional Programs
   (Pre-engineering, pre-health, pre-law, pre-management, pre-seminary)

        Pre- Engineering (3+2 Engineering Program)
Highlights:
    Students can combine a liberal arts education with an engineering degree through
       St. Lawrence’s combined engineering program
    There are seven surrounding engineering schools (Clarkson University, Columbia
       University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rochester, University
       of Southern California, Washington University and Worcester Polytechnic
       Institute)
    The most popular option currently is the 3+2 plan, in which a student spends three
       years at St. Lawrence and two years at the engineering school, but 4+2 programs
       are also available, as well as 4+1 in special cases
    Great for students who aren’t entirely convinces they want to do Engineering
    It is beneficial to have a liberal arts background and a dual degree; these skills
       learned are very valuable for working in engineering firms, and potentially in
       managerial positions

        Contact either Catherine Jahncke or Daniel Koon for more information
                                    Pre-Health
                        (pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-vet)
Highlights:
    It’s not a major or minor – allowing students entering health care fields to pursue
       a diversity of undergraduate majors.
    Students do not have to declare pre-health, so have the ability to change focus at
       any point
    Students interested in health careers should also use their time at SLU to gain as
       much in-depth experience as possible in humanities and social sciences
    Health Careers Committee (10 Faculty from such areas as English, education,
       psychology, math, chemistry, biology, etc.)
           o Support EVERY student who wants to apply (participation is not a
               selective process)
           o The application process to professional school is a very interactive one.
               The committee meets with and reviews student information. Mock
               interviews are also held (w/ 3 members of the committee) to best evaluate
               student’s strengths and weaknesses and aid in the recommendation
               process. Students then have access to recommendation letters to aid in
               helping the application ―fit‖ together with their own information.
           o Advising starts in the first semester with a pre-health orientation meeting
               and other group meetings prior to course registration; students are
               encouraged to choose an advisor on the committee in addition to their
               major advisor (either at a formal or informal level). In the middle of
               junior year, they then meet formally to discuss medical school applications
    International opportunities do exist for students wishing to travel abroad:
           o Kenya: medical, dental, and vet internships –e.g with giraffes
           o Denmark: Through the Intro to Medicine course, students get real hands-
               on clinical consultation experience and have a chance to exam patients in
               the major hospital in Copenhagen. They can also take a Socio-Med course
               or Scandinavian Medical Ethics course there. Through these courses, they
               have a chance to meet Danish med school students of the same age and
               compare different health care systems since Denmark provides universal
               health care.
           o England: internships with psychiatrists or hospitals
    Internships (all volunteer because that’s more favorable on professional school
       applications
    Some FYPs have a specific focus that is of interest to students pursuing the health
       field. (e.g. ―Health and Disease‖ and ―Plagues and People‖)
    For students interested in medical school, SLU has an Early Assurance Program
       at SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. With this program,
       sophomores may be eligible for a guaranteed admission into med school after the
       completion of senior year. Students can also apply to the Early Assurance
       Program at SUNY Buffalo.
    For students interested in dental, an Early Assurance Program at SUNY Buffalo is
       available.
                                    Pre-Law
Philosophy:
    The pre-law advising committee provides group and individual advising sessions
       in order to determine if pursuing a career in law is for them

Highlights:
    There is no pre-law curriculum and law schools require no particular major
    Group meetings during the first and junior year—on schools, admissions, guest
       speakers, LSATS
    Annual meeting of St. Lawrence alumni lawyers in NYC for invited students
    Chilson Reading Room—up to date catalogs and law school information
    Quality internships through Career Services
    Students interested in law should acquire a good general education, demonstrating
       achievement in serious and substantial courses
    Well-rounded individuals tend to be more attractive to law schools
    Several specific law related courses offered including Constitutional law,
       environmental law, and international law
    Developing communication, critical and analytical skills is the focus

Faculty:
    Robert Thacker
    Carol Bate
    Cathy Crosby-Currie
    Scott Pandich
                              Pre-Management

Highlights:
    Majors from any discipline may complete the pre-management program
    The program combines an individually tailored course of study with career
       building programs and leadership skills development.
    The program consists of academic course work as well as career-building and
       leadership skills development.
    Students are encouraged to participate in the Shadow-A-Saint Program either
       during a winter or spring break, and to obtain a career mentor.
    Students are asked to seek leadership positions on campus.
    Courses required for program are in psychology, economics, government, history,
       religious studies, sociology, speech & theater and computer science.
    Students may cross register through Clarkson for actual management courses
    Great for students interested in Business, but isn’t associated with any particular
       major.
    Large amount of one on one counseling takes place in the program

Contact information:

Brian Staples, Coordinator
Pre-Management and 4+1 MBA Programs
Office: Hepburn 108
Phone: 315.229.5716
Email: bstaples@stlawu.edu
                               Religious Studies
                              Major and minor offered

Philosophy:
    The department educates students to be responsible global citizens by
       emphasizing the key role religion plays in history, politics, culture, and the human
       search for ultimate meaning and values.


Highlights:
    A major or minor in Religious Studies is an ideal way to develop an inquiring
       mind, flexibility of perspective, and an appreciation for cultural diversity and
       human spirituality.
    Majors are encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester to gain personal
       experience in one or more religious traditions under study
    For students that are interested, the opportunity to learn Hebrew, Greek and Tamil
       are available. (These, however; are not required for the major)
    Students are able to find courses in several areas: scripture (e.g. Introduction to
       the New Testament and The Hebrew Bible), comparative and topical courses(e.g.
       Personal Stories of Faith and Doubt, Bioethics and Goddesses), Surveys of
       religious traditions (e.g. Buddhist Religious Tradition, The Religious Life of
       China and Christian Religious Traditions) and special courses
    While a number of majors have gone on to pursue graduate school in the field,
       other majors and minors are currently in Law School, working in a Department of
       Pathology or writing for a newspaper.
    The department concentrates its efforts on exposing students to ideas


Faculty:
    Michael Greenwald - Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and New Testament, on the
       religious traditions of Judaism, religions of the Greco-Roman world, the
       Holocaust, and the modern history of the Middle East
    Mark McWilliams (Chair) - Pilgrimage, new religious movements and religion
       and film.
    Kathleen Self - Conversion in the Middle Ages
    Archana Venkatesan - Textual and performance cultures of medieval South India.
                   ROTC (Army & Air Force)
   In conjunction with program at Clarkson
   Prepares ―commissioned‖ officers and differs significantly from the ―enlisted‖
    program
   ROTC ―grads‖ are commissioned as lieutenants
   As first –years, students take one course per week (one hour) for no credit;
    sophomores take a 1 ½ to 2 hour course per week; juniors have physical training
    on MWF from 6:30 to 7:30am; a 3 hour course one day per week and two
    weekends each semester; and seniors do the same
   Commitment to post-graduate services begins when a student participates in
    ROTC in junior year- the commitment extends for 4 years after graduation
   During the summer between junior and senior year the ROTC participants must
    attend Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, WA
   Scholarships are available for some students
   Students can sign up at the beginning of FY, sophomore year or junior year
   Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have good conduct

For more information, contact the ROTC office at Clarkson at (315) 268-7705 or
                    the AFROTC office at (315) 286-7989
                                     Sociology
   Major, combined minor (with environmental studies) and minor offered

Philosophy
    This department places particular emphasis on the active engagement of our
       students in sociological inquiry. The sociology curriculum is intended to provide
       an understanding of the interactions and workings of societies, their institutions,
       organizations and groups.
    There are a variety of courses offered, many of which focus on the foundations of
       theory construction and methodology.

Highlights
    Focus on student research papers/projects as opposed to exams
    Emphasizes multi-media literacy and computer resources
    A senior seminar capstone experience is required for majors
    An honors thesis is an option for students with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the major
    Courses include Social Problems and Policy, Environment and Society, Sociology
       of Family, Sport and Society, Communities in Crisis, Medical Sociology, etc.
    The department maintains a strong international studies program as well as a
       community-based learning program which allows students to work with Children,
       adults, persons with disabilities and Seniors
    Internship opportunities are available in areas such as social welfare, gerontology,
       health care, social policy, law, criminal justice, the media and college
       administration
    A student-run sociology lab is available for majors and minors
    The lab also offers a mentor system conducted by advanced majors
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bob Torres, co-authored the book, ―Vegan
       Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World‖ due out in the fall of 2007. Also,
       Bob Torres has begun research on the social, economic and cultural effects of
       nanotechnology innovation in the agrofood system.

Faculty
    Karen O’Neil- Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology
       Department – globalization, effects of globalization on family, technology and
       work, Northern Ireland’s ―Troubles‖, etc.
    Patrice LeClerc- Associate Professor of Sociology- Women’s movements, social
       movements, health and medicine, etc.
    Tom James- Associate Professor of Sociology- Disaster behavior, collective
       behavior, Society and Sport, Research Methods.
    Kenneth A. Gould- Professor of Sociology- Political economy of the environment,
       technology and development, studies collective responses to environmental
       problems
    Abye Mehretab Assefa- Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Theory
    Robert J. Torres- Assistant Professor of Sociology- development sociology,
       political economy and the sociology of food and agriculture
                Sports Studies and Exercise Science
                                          Minor

Philosophy:
    The scope of the department’s programming includes intercollegiate athletics,
       intramural and recreation programs, fitness/wellness programs and instructional
       programs

Highlights:
    Two types of programs offered—instructional and credit-bearing
    Instructional programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to
       acquire content knowledge and the skills related to physical activity,
       fitness/wellness, sport and outdoor recreational pursuits (may involve both credit
       and non-credit bearing opportunities)
    These instructional programs include four main components:
           o Credit-bearing programs provide course work that lead to a minor in
               sports studies and exercise science. Core concentration in this minor
               include:
                    Study of physical activity
                    Sport through sociological, psychological and philosophical
                       perspectives
                    Sport medicine
                    Fitness/wellness
                    Coaching certification for public school athletes
           o Non-credit bearing courses include instructional programs focused on
               health-related topics of fitness and wellness as well as nutrition, risk-
               assessment and stress management
           o Physical activity courses feature instruction in life-time physical activities
               including golf, yoga, tennis, squash, martial arts
           o Certification programs in Red Cross CPR, First-Aid and Life Guarding
               plus New York State Adirondack Guide Certification
    Two concentrations sequences are offered for the minor—either sports studies or
       exercise studies

Faculty:
    Tom Fay
    Margie Strait (chair)
           United States Cultural and Ethnic Studies
                                     Minor offered

Philosophy:
    Designed to engage students in a critical analysis of the United States as a society
       with multiple, overlapping and contested forms of diversity, and to situate that
       study in a global context

Highlights:
    Recognizes the contributions of ethnic, gender and queer studies in any
       curriculum that aspires to teach students about US citizenship, culture and identity
    These courses provoke students to critique the boundaries of identity that are
       often implicit in identity categories based on race, ethnicity and/or gender and
       sexuality
    Curriculum encourages students to ask how categories of identity develop, how
       they change over time and how they continuously influence individuals, culture
       and social policy

Advisory Board:
   Peter Bailey
   Andrea Nouryeh
   Donna Alvah
   Martha Sanchez
   Evette Hornsby-Minor
   Mary Smith

				
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