Santa Clara University

Study Abroad

Department Chairs

Courses taken abroad can be approved by the appropriate department chair to fulfill major, minor, or CORE requirements.

NOTE: It is always the student's responsibility to provide all necessary documents to the chair including the Course Approvals Form, Course Title, Course Description, Syllabus, and anything else a chair may need to make a decision. Students are responsible for understanding all university graduation requirements found in the undergraduate bulletin (especially for CORE classes) before you seek approval.

 

College of Arts & Sciences



Anthropology/Sociology: Lisa Kealhofer


Art History: Kelly Detweiler (for Fine Arts Requirement questions, see CORE section below)

Biology: Janice Edgerly-Rooks **NEW SCU POLICY: All science courses taken abroad with laboratory will be automatically approved to fulfill the CORE Natural Science requirement if the courses taken are in the fields of chemistry, biology or physics.

Chemistry: Jack Gilbert**NEW SCU POLICY: All science courses taken abroad with laboratory will be automatically approved to fulfill the CORE Natural Science requirement if the courses taken are in the fields of chemistry, biology or physics.

Classics: John Heath



Communication: Paul Soukup

Economics: William Donnelly

English: John Hawley (for Third Writing Requirement questions, see CORE section below)

Environmental Science/Studies: Leslie Gray

History: Barbara Molony

Liberal Studies: Janice Chavez

Mathematics & Computer Science: Dennis Smolarski

Modern Languages & Literatures: Josef Hellebrandt (for Spanish, all tenured faculty share the advising responsibilities, so you don't necessarily need to see Dr. Hellebrandt)

Music: Nancy Wait-Kromm

Philosophy: Philip Kain

Physics: Rich Barber**NEW SCU POLICY: All science courses taken abroad with laboratory will be automatically approved to fulfill the CORE Natural Science requirement if the courses taken are in the fields of chemistry, biology or physics.

Political Science: Dennis Gordon

Psychology: Timothy Urdan

Religious Studies: Kristin Heyer **NOTE FOR CORE RELIGIOUS STUDIES: The policy of the new Core is that students studying abroad may only fulfill the 2nd RTC Core course while abroad.  The 3rd RTC course is reserved for the period following a study abroad experience. Effective February, 2011 all requests for study abroad approval for core Religious Studies requirements will be directed to Professor Phyllis Brown.


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Sociology: Laura Nichols

Studio Art: Kelly Detweiler

Theatre & Dance: Barbara Murray






 

Leavey School of Business & Administration



Accounting: James Sepe

Economics: Michael Kevane

Finance: Sanjiv Das

Management: Tammy Madsen

Marketing: Michael Munson

OMIS: Narendra Agrawal

  

 


School of Engineering



Applied Mathematics: Stephen Chiappari

Civil Engineering: Steven Chiesa

Computer Engineering: Weijia Shang

Electrical Engineering: Cary Yang

Engineering Management: Robert Parden

Mechanical Engineering: Timothy Hight

 

 

CORE Requirements












Contact Phyllis Brown, Director of the University Core Curriculum,  for course approval.




For more info about the CORE requirements, check here.


Religious Studies Requirement

 *NOTE: The policy of the new Core is that students studying abroad may only fulfill the 2nd RTC Core course while abroad.  The 3rd RTC course is reserved for the period following a study abroad experience. We understand that under the current (old) system some courses are listed as fulfilling the 3rd RS Core requirement. We will honor those listings until the implementation of the new Core.)  Effective February, 2011 all requests for study abroad approval for core Religious Studies requirements will be directed to Professor Phyllis Brown.




Ethics Requirement

Fine Arts Requirement (Studio arts)

Fine Arts requirements are hands-on learning courses such as painting, dance, storytelling, etc., not learning about Fine Art in an Art History class.

Third Writing Requirement

Read guidelines for Third Writing course approval








Western Culture Requirement

Courses available abroad are usually very area-specific, and normally lack the geographic breadth needed to satisfy the Western Culture CORE requirement.

Women's Studies Requirement

World Cultures Requirement


World Cultures/Area Studies CORE requirement cannot be completed while studying a Western European Culture, nor one derived largely from Western European influence (i.e. Australia or Canada). Please check here for more information.

Natural Science Requirement

All science courses taken abroad with laboratory will be automatically approved to fulfill the CORE Natural Science requirement if the courses taken are in the fields of chemistry, biology or physics.



NOTE: Ethnic Studies CORE requirement cannot be completed abroad




 
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