The value of each course is stated in terms of credit hours.
Course Numbering System
100 – 199 Freshman courses
200 – 299 Sophomore courses
300 – 399 Junior courses
400 – 499 Senior courses
An "even Number” at the end of the course number indicates a semester course.
An “odd number” at the end of the course number indicates intensive courses. Experience has shown that not all courses have to be taught in the same number of periods or time range as regularly scheduled courses are taught.
Intensive courses are given at planned intervals in the regular academic calendar when students are not taking other courses and are able to concentrate fully on a single course. Before the course begins, the professor indicates what reading materials the students should use to prepare for the course. During the intensive course, students are focused only on the material of that course. After the formal class meetings have finished, the students proceed independently in studying the course material. The same types of evaluation criteria used in regular courses are also used for intensive courses.
Abbreviations Used in Course Numbers
CO English / Communication Skills
ESL English as a Second Language
ML Modern Language
PS Pastoral Studies
RS Religious Studies
SS Social Sciences
Classification of Students
|First year level
||0 – 37 credits
|Second year level
||38 - 74 credits
|Third year level
||75 – 109 credits
|Fourth year level
||110 – 137 credits
||Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
||Student not enrolled
in the program
Each student is required to attend scheduled classes and lectures and to complete all examinations, assignments and other requirements as established by the instructor. Students are responsible to make up any missed coursework.
A student may be required to withdraw from a course for excessive absences unless she receives an exemption granted jointly by the instructor and the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Instructors may permit students to be absent from a specific class for legitimate reasons, including health, official Mater Ecclesiae functions, field work and certain extracurricular activities.
At the end of the semester, a comprehensive examination is scheduled for each course. Final examinations are scheduled during regular class hours in the two week final examination period at the end of each semester.
In the event of serious illness or emergency, arrangements may be made with the instructor to take an examination at another time. If the Dean of Academic Affairs does not excuse an absence from the final examination, the student will receive no credit for the course.
Postponement of a final examination requires the issuance of a special permission from the Dean of Academic Affairs.