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Bachelor in Organizational Leadership (BAOL) Curriculum
The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BAOL) is business bachelor's program consisting of 42 general education credits, 42 program specific credits, and 36 elective credits.
General Education Requirements
WRIT 101 Person in Community: Writing Colloquium (3 Credits)
A first-year writing-intensive skills course whose content focuses on Benedictine University and its mission of higher learning grounded in the liberal arts and guided by its Benedictine Heritage and Catholic tradition.
WRIT 102 Research Writing (3 Credits)
A course that introduces students to writing in the disciplines of literature, social science, or biological science. Students study types of writing in the discipline, use advanced library research techniques, write brief literature reviews, and develop and write significant research papers.
SPCH 110 Speech Communication (3 Credits)
An introduction to public speaking, communication theory and small-group and interpersonal communication. The course includes researched extemporaneous speeches and several in-class exercises.
MATH 095 Intermediate Algebra (3 Credits)
Topics include real numbers, linear equations, exponent, polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, and quadratic equations.
MATH 105 Finite Mathematics (3 Credits)
A survey of algebra, functions, graphs, and linear equations as applied to problems in economics and business. Topics include mathematics of finance, linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
IDS 202 Catholic and Benedictine Intellectual Traditions (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to examine and practice stewardship of one’s Benedictine identity in the context of 21st Century information and communication technologies.
PHIL 245 General Ethics (3 Credits)
Investigation of ethical concepts and theories and an analysis of the norms of ethical decision.
MUSI 104 Music Appreciation (3 Credits)
This course explores the history of Western Classical Music by focusing on each of its eras. It also offers access to various ways to listen to music and how to take full advantage of concert attendance. Provides detailed explanations and sound demonstrations of the basic musical elements and performing media.
FNAR 100 Art Appreciation (3 Credits)
Introduction to the visual arts through lectures, discussions and field trips.
BIOL 180 Ecology of a Changing Planet (3 Credits)
BIOL 180 will introduce the subject of ecology and basic science that are involved with many environmental concerns. Throughout this course we will look at the ways in which people have or can significantly alter the environment in which they live.
PHYS 106 Astronomy (3 Credits)
Examines astronomical phenomena and concepts including the solar system, stars, galaxies, planetary motion and the evolution of the universe.
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
Determination of income, employment, and the price level. Effects of fiscal and monetary policies.
PSYC 100 Survey of Psychology (3 Credits)
Overview of the field; principles and general methodology; concepts, theories and research, applicability to modern living.
RELS 285 Religion in America (3 Credits)
Study of the prominent individuals, communities, movements, institutions and beliefs which make up the religious experience of North American people.
IDS 301: Human Dignity / Common Good (3 Credits)
Designed to explore the possibilities of bridging disciplines, widening perspectives, discovering connections, and integrating knowledge on complex issues, this course gives students the tools to develop a holistic application and appreciation of human-centered concerns.
HIST 112 US History Since 1865 (3 Credits)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the major political, social and economic issues facing the United States from 1865 to the present.