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Undergraduate 
Catalog 2005/2006 


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This catalog is a record of official 
requirements for each degree the 
unive rsity offers as well as the 
policies of the university that 
impact undergraduate students. 
Keep it as a reference manual 
throughout your years as a student 
at the University of Maryland. 




























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Facts & Figures 



University of Maryland 
Administration 

C. D. Mote, Jr., President 

William Destler, Senior Vice President 
for Academic Affairs and Provost 

Linda Clement, Vice President for 
Student Affairs 

Jacques Gansler, Vice President for 
Research 

Jeffrey C. Huskamp, Vice President and 
CIO 

John Porcari, Vice President for 
Administrative Affairs 

Brodie Remington, Vice President for 
University Relations 

Administrative Deans 

Judith K. Broida, Associate Provost and 
Dean, Office of Professional Studies 

Donna B. Hamilton, Associate Provost 
and Dean for the Office of 
Undergraduate Studies 

Charles B. Lowry, Dean of Libraries 

Siba Samal, Associate Dean, College of 
Veterinary Medicine, Maryland Campus 

Ann G. Wylie, Dean (Interim) of the 
Graduate School 




Athletics at UM 



Number of Division I sports 



27 




Number of male participants 346 

Number of female participants 302 



648 



Five Most Popular Undergraduate Majors 



Criminology & Criminal Justice 


* 


•T ' 

V 


Computer Science 


Government and Politics 


Economics 


Psychology 




A Snapshot of 2004 



COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 



DEAN 



STUDENT ENROLLMENT 
Undergraduate Graduate 



College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation 

College of Arts and Humanities 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

Robert H. Smith School of Business 

College of Computer, Mathematical 

and Physical Sciences 
College of Education 
A. James Clark School of Engineering 
College of Health and Human Performance 
College of Information Studies 
Philip Merrill College of Journalism 
College of Chemical and Life Sciences 
School of Public Policy 

Undergraduate Studies 



Bruce Gardner (interim) 


756 


338 


Garth Rockcastle 


200 


169 


James Harris 


3,228 


1,179 


Edward Montgomery 


4,607 


876 


Howard Frank 


2,724 


1,518 


Stephen Halperin 


1,529 


866 


Edna Szymanski 


893 


1,110 


Nariman Farvardin 


2,782 


1,626 


Robert S. Gold 


985 


184 


Jennifer J. Preece 


n/a 


357 


Thomas Kunkel 


550 


74 


Norma Allewell 


2,182 


667 


William Galston 


n/a 


170 


(interim) 






Donna B. Hamilton 


4,675 


n/a 




UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT: 25,140 



MAJORS OFFERED: 111 



GRADUATE ENROLLMENT: 9,793 



DEGREES OFFERED: 96 




Fear the Turtle! 





2004 


ACADEMIC QUALITY 


Top 25 Programs ranked nationally 

*as 


76* 
of March 2005 


FRESHMAN PROFILE 


Average High School GPA 
SAT 25th/75th Percentile 


3.85 
1 1 80/1 340 


RESEARCH 


Sponsored research and outreach 


$352M 


DIVERSITY 






Minority Faculty 15% 

Minority Students 32% 

Degrees Awarded to Minority Students 30% 

FUNDRAISING 



Endowment Value 








$293M 


Private Giving 








S85.7M 


STATE FUNDING 


State Appropriation 








$310. 3M 


Percent of Budget Fur 


ded 


by 


State 




Appropriation 








27% 






Statistics 

2004/2005 




Where Our Students Live 

STUDENTS LIVING IN UNIVERSITY-OWNED RESIDENCE HALLS 



New Freshmen 
Transfers 
Returning Students 


3,744 

138 

4,285 


TOTAL 


8,167 


STUDENTS LIVING IN PUBLIC/PRIVATE HOUSING PARTNERSHIPS 


University Courtyards 
South Campus Commons 


704 
1,825 


TOTAL 


2,529 


STUDENTS LIVING IN UNIVERSITY-OWNED GREEK HOUSING 


TOTAL 


735 


STUDENTS WHO COMMUTE 



TOTAL 



14,51? 



Undergraduate Students by Ethnicity 



RACE/ETHNICITY 


MALE 


FEMALE 


TOTALS 


% 


Black/African American: US 


1,303 


1,744 


3,047 


10.2% 


Asian: US 


1,775 


1,672 


3,447 


13.8% 


Hispanic: US 


645 


745 


1,390 


5.0% 


American Indian: US 


33 


43 


76 


0.3% 


White: US 


7,787 


6,832 


14,619 


60.7% 


Foreign 


310 


292 


602 


2.4% 


Unknown: US 


982 


977 


1,959 


7.7% 











Five Foreign Countries from 
Which Most International 
Undergraduates Originate 

India 

Republic of Korea 



People's Republic of China 
Brazil 



Canada 



Did You Know? 

• At the University of Maryland, we have at least one undergraduate student from 
every U.S. state and territory. 

• Minorities comprise 32 percent of the undergraduate student population at Maryland. 

• As of March 2005, U. S. News &World Report ranks 76 programs at the University of 
Maryland among the top 25 in the nation. 






UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



: 



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND 
NATURAL RESOURCES (AGNR) 

Agricultural and Resource Economics 
Agricultural Sciences, General 
Animal and Avian Sciences 
Biological Resources Engineering 
Environmental Science and Policy 
Landscape Architecture 
Natural Resource Management 
Natural Resource Sciences 
Nutrition and Food Sciences 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, 
PLANNING, AND PRESERVATION 
(ARCH) 

Architecture 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND 
HUMANITIES (ARHU) 

American Studies 

Art 

Art History and Archaeology 

Asian and East European 

Languages and Cultures 
Central European, Russian, and Eurasian 

Studies 
Classics 
Communication 

Comparative Literature Program 
Dance 

English Languages and Literatures 
French Language and Literature 
Germanic Studies 
H istory 

Italian Language and Literature 
Jewish Studies 
Linguistics 
Music 
Philosophy 
Romance Languages 
Russian Language and Literature 
Spanish and Portugese Languages 

and Literatures 
Theatre 
Women's Studies 

COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND 
SOCIAL SCIENCES (BSOS) 

African American Studies 

Anthropology 

Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Economics 

Environmental Science and Policy 

Geography 

Government and Politics 

Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Psychology 

Sociology 



ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF 
BUSINESS (BMGT) 

Accounting 

Decision and Information Technologies 

Finance 

General Business and Management 

Logistics, Transportation, and Supply 

Chain Management 
Marketing 
Operations and Quality Management 

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, 
MATHEMATICAL, AND PHYSICAL 
SCIENCES (CMPS) 

Astronomy 

Computer Engineering 

Computer Science 

Environmental Science and Policy 

Geology 

Mathematics 

Physical Sciences 

Physics 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (EDUC) 

Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education 

Secondary Education 

Art 

English 

Foreign Language 

Mathematics 

Science 

Social Studies 

Speech and English 

Theatre and English 

Special Education 

A. JAMES CLARK SCHOOL OF 
ENGINEERING (ENGR) 

Aerospace Engineering 

Biological Resources Engineering 

Chemical Engineering 

Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Computer Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 

Engineering (B.S. in) 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Materials Science and Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering 

COMBINED PROGRAMS 

Arts - Dentistry 

Arts - Law 

Biochemistry/Pharmacy 

Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine 



COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
PERFORMANCE (HLHP) 

Family Studies 

Public and Community Health 
Kinesiological Science 
Physical Education 

PHILIP MERRILL COLLEGE OF 
JOURNALISM (JOUR) 

Journalism 

COLLEGE OF CHEMICAL AND 

LIFE SCIENCES (LFSC) 

Biochemistry 

Biological Sciences 

Chemistry 

Environmental Science and Policy 

Microbiology 

OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE 
STUDIES (UGST) 

Air Force ROTC 

Army ROTC 

College Park Scholars 

Individual Studies Program 

Law and Health Professions 

Pre-Dental Hygiene 

Pre-Dentistry 

Pre-Law 

Pre-Biomedical Science 
Research and Medical 
Technology 

Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, 
Osteopathic, Optometry 
and Podiatry) 

Pre-Nursing 

Pre-Occupational Therapy 

Pre-Pharmacy 

Pre-Physical Therapy 

Pre-Physician Assistant 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine 
University Honors Program 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

African American Studies 
Asian-American Studies 
East Asian Studies 
Computational Science 
International Agriculture and 

Natural Resources 
Latin American Studies 
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and 

Transgender Studies 
Science, Technology, and Society 
Secondary Education, Upper Division 

Certificate In 
Women's Studies 

MULTI-COLLEGE PROGRAMS 

Computer Engineering (CMPS, ENGR) 
Environmental Science and Policy 
(AGNR, BSOS, CMPS, LFSC) 










Division of University Relations 
Office of University Publications 6/05 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 

Project Manager: Dianne T. Burch. University Publications 
Editor: Mary Ann Stevenson, Undergraduate Studies 



Contents 



INTRODUCTION ii 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY .v 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR viii 

GUIDE TO INFORMATION viii 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 
Policy Statements, Residency, Fee Information, Accreditation ix 

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES 1 

2. FEES, EXPENSES, AND FINANCIAL AID 12 

3. CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION, RESOURCES, AND STUDENT SERVICES ...18 

4. REGISTRATION, ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS, AND REGULATIONS 30 

5. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (CORE) 45 

6. THE COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 52 

College of Agricultural and Natural Resources 52 

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation* 53 

College of Arts and Humanities 55 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 58 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business* 59 

College of Chemical and Life Sciences 63 

College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences 64 

College of Education 67 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 70 

College of Health and Human Performance 73 

College of Information Studies 74 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism* 74 

School of Public Policy 76 

Office of Undergraduate Studies 76 

*College not organized by departments. This chapter includes information on 
the college's program requirements. 

7. DEPARTMENTS AND MAJORS 83 

Note: The letters in parentheses represent course and/ or major code prefixes. 

Accounting (BMGT) 61 

Aerospace Engineering (ENAE) 83 

African American Studies (AASP) 84 

Agricultural Sciences, General (GNAS) 86 

Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) 86 

American Studies (AMST) 87 

Animal (ANSC) 88 

Anthropology (ANTH) 89 

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) 90 

Architecture, Planning and Preservation (ARCH) 53 

Art(ARTT) 91 

Art History and Archaeology (ARTH) 91 

Asian, East European, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 

(SeeSLLC) 128 

Astronomy (ASTR) 92 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 138 

Biological Resources Engineering (ENBE) 93 

Biological Sciences Program 94 

Biology (BIOL) 95 

Business, General (BMGT) 63 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics (CBMG) 95 

Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERE) 95 

Chemical Engineering (ENCH) 96 

Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM, BCHM) 97 

Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENCE) 98 

Classics (CLAS, GREK, LATN) 101 

Communication (COMM) 101 

Comparative Literature Program (CMLT) 103 

Computer Engineering (ENCP) 103 

Computer Science (CMSC) 104 

Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP) 105 

Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) 106 

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) 106 

Dance (DANC) Ill 



Decision and Information Technologies 61 

Economics (ECON) Ill 

Education Policy and Leadership (EDPL) 113 

Electrical Engineering (ENEE) 113 

Engineering, B.S 114 

English Languages and Literatures (ENGL) 115 

Entomology (ENTM) 116 

Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) 116 

Family Studies (FMST) 117 

Finance (BMGT) 62 

Fire Protection Engineering (ENFP) 117 

French and Italian (FREN), (HAL) 129 

Geography (GEOG) 118 

Geology (GEOL) 120 

Germanic Studies (GERM) 130 

Government and Politics (GVPT) 122 

Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP) 123 

History (HIST) 123 

Human Development/ Institute for Child Study (EDHD) 124 

Individual Studies (IVSP) 80 

Jewish Studies Program (JWST) 125 

Journalism (JOUR) 74 

Kinesiology (KNES) 126 

Landscape Architecture (LARC) 127 

Languages, Literatures and Cultures, School of (SLLC) 128 

Linguistics (LING) 132 

Marketing (BMGT) 62 

Materials Science and Engineering (ENMA, ENNU) 132 

Mathematics (MATH) 133 

Mathematical Statistics Program 136 

Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) 136 

Mechanical Engineering (ENME) 136 

Meteorology (METO) 138 

(Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) 138 

Music, School of (MUSC) 138 

Natural Resources Management Program (NMRT) 139 

Natural Resource Sciences (NRSC) 140 

Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC) 142 

Operations and Quality Management 61 

Philosophy (PHIL) 143 

Physical Sciences Program (PSCI) 144 

Physics (PHYS) 145 

Psychology (PSYC) 147 

Public and Community Health (HLTH) 148 

Romance Languages Program (FREN, ITAL, SPAN) 131 

Russian Area Studies Program (See CERE) 96 

Sociology (SOCY) 148 

Spanish and Portuguese (SPAN, PORT) (See SLLC) 131 

Special Education (EDSP) 150 

Statistics (STAT) 136 

Theatre (THET) 151 

Women's Studies (WMST) 152 

OTHER FOR-CREDIT PROGRAMS 

Air Force ROTC (ARSC) 78 

Army ROTC (ARMY) 78 

College Park Scholars (CPSP) 79 

Individual Studies Program 80 

Gemstone (GEMS) 154 

Study Abroad 154 

University Honors Program (HONR) 81 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING AND PROGRAMS 

Pre-Law 157 

Pre-Medicine 157 

Pre-Dentistry 157 

Pre-Veterinary 158 

Other Pre-Allied Health 158 

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 159 

African American Studies (AASP) 159 

Asian American Studies (AAST) 77 

Computational Science (See Applied Mathematics) 90 

vii 



East Asian Studies 160 

International Agriculture and Natural Resources 160 

Latin American Studies (LASC) 160 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LGBT) 80 

Upper Division Certificate in Secondary Education 67 

Science, Technology, and Society 161 

Women's Studies (WMST) 161 

MINORS (also see Individual Colleges and Departments) 162 

8. APPROVED COURSES 163 

9. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND AND 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY 246 

10.APPENDICES (Policies and Codes) 290 

General Summary 290 

A. Human Relations Code 290 

B. Campus Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment 294 

C. Code of Student Conduct and Annotations 295 

D. Policy on Disclosure of Student Records 302 

E. Smoking Policy and Guidelines 304 

F. Resolution on Academic Integrity 304 

G. Statute of Limitations for the Termination of Degree Programs ..305 
H. Policy for Student Residency Classification for Admission, 

Tuition, and Charge-Differential Purposes 306 

I. Undergraduate Student Grievance Procedure 311 

J. Procedures for Review of Alleged Arbitrary and 

Capricious Grading 310 

K. Policy on Participation by Students in Class Exercises 

That Involve Animals 311 

L. Completion of Interrupted Degree 311 

M. Social Security Number, Use and Protection 311 

N. Transfer Credit Policy, Maryland Higher Education Commission .311 

11. INDEX 316 



GUIDE TO INFORMATION 



2005-2006 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

SUMMER SESSION 1, 2005 

First Day of Classes May 31 

Holiday July 4 

Last Day of Classes July 8 

SUMMER SESSION II, 2005 

First Day of Classes July 11 

Last Day of Classes August 19 

FALL SEMESTER, 2005 

First Day of Classes August 31 

Thanksgiving Recess November 24-25 

Last Day of Classes December 13 

Study Day December 14 

Final Examinations December 15-21 

Main Commencement Ceremony ..December 21 
College Commencement 
Ceremonies December 22 

WINTERTERM, 2005 

First Day of Classes January 3 

Holiday January 16 

Last Day of Classes January 23 

SPRING SEMESTER, 2006 

First Day of Classes January 25 

Spring Recess March 20-24 

Last Day of Classes May 11 

Study Day May 12 

Final Exams May 13-19 

Senior Day May 20 

Main Commencement Ceremony May 21 

College Commencement Ceremonies May 22 



VISIT MARYLAND'S WEB SITE AT: www.umd.edu 

Publications 

Departmental Brochures: Small brochures describing many 
of the departments and programs at the University of Maryland, 
College Park, are available free. Write to the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions, Mitchell Building, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, or contact the department 
directly. 

Graduate Catalog: For information, call (301) 314-4198, or 
write to the Graduate Office, Lee Building, University of Maryland, 
College Park, MD 20742. The online graduate catalog is at: 
www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog 

Schedule of Classes: The Schedule of Classes lists course 
offerings, class times and room assignments, registration dates 
and procedures, deadlines, fees, and general information. The 
first edition is available prior to early registration for the spring 
and fall semesters. The second edition, typically published a 
few weeks before the beginning of the semester, updates course 
offerings and registration procedures. The Summer Schedule is 
available on campus in late January. The schedule is available 
to all students free of charge and can be picked up at the 
Mitchell Building, Stamp Student Union, Hornbake Library and 
McKeldin Library. The Schedule of Classes is available online 
at: www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html 

Undergraduate Catalog: The Undergraduate Catalog is made 
available to all students admitted to the university, and is 
available free to all undergraduates and faculty with a valid 
university ID. Copies are available for consultation in libraries 
and in high schools in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and 
Virginia. Copies are on sale to the general public for $4.95 to 
cover postage and handling. Send a check (payable to University 
Book Center) to the University Book Center, Stamp Student 
Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Write 
"Catalog" on the check. Please allow four weeks for delivery. 
For instructions on how to pay by credit card, please call (301) 
314-BOOK. The catalog is also available online at: 
www.umd.edu/catalog 



FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS 

General Information (301) 405-1000 

Admissions (301) 314-8385 

Advising (301)314-8418 

Financial Aid (301) 314-8313 

Housing, Off-Campus (301) 314-3645 

Housing, On-Campus (301) 314-2100 

Orientation (301) 314-8217 

Parking (301) 314-PARK 

Registrar (301)314-8240 

Student Accounts (301) 405-9041 

Summer Programs (301) 405-6551 

Undergraduate Studies (301) 405-9363 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Policy Statements, Residency Classification, and Accreditation 

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity institution with 
respect to both education and employment. The university does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, 
sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or 
employment in, its programs and activities as required by federal 
(Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations. 
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, as amended, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or related legal 
requirements should be directed to: 

Director 

Office of Human Relations 
1130 Shriver Lab - East Wing 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Telephone: (301) 405-2838 

Inquiries concerning the application of Section 504 and part 34 of 
the C.F.R. to the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 
may be directed to: 

Director 

Disability Support Services 

0126 Shoemaker Hall 

University of Maryland 

College Park, MD 20742 

Telephone: (301) 314-7682 (voice and TTY) 

(301) 314-7209 (for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service - DHHS) 

In addition to the university's statement of compliance with federal 
and state laws, the University Human Relations Code notes that 
the University of Maryland, College Park, affirms its commitments 
to a policy of eliminating discrimination of the basis of race, color, 
creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appear- 
ance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental 
disability, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the 
First Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

(Complete texts of the University Human Relations Code and the 
Campus Policies and Procedures on Sexual Harassment are print- 
ed in Appendix A and Appendix B.) 

Disclaimer: The provisions of this publication are not to be regard- 
ed as a contract between the student and the University of 
Maryland. Changes are effected from time to time in the general 
regulations and in the academic requirements. There are estab- 
lished procedures for making changes, procedures which protect 
the institution's integrity and the individual student's interest and 
welfare. A curriculum or graduation requirement, when altered, is 
not made retroactive unless the alteration is to the student's 
advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years nor- 
mally required for graduation. The university cannot give assurance 
that all students will be able to take all courses required to com- 
plete the academic program of their choice within eight semesters. 
Additionally, because of space limitations in limited enrollment pro- 
grams, the university may not be able to offer admission to all qual- 
ified students applying to these programs. 

When the actions of a student are judged by competent authority, 
using established procedure, to be detrimental to the interests of 
the university community, that person may be required to withdraw 
from the university. (For the complete University of Maryland Code 
of Student Conduct, see Appendix C.) 

Residency Classification: For admission, tuition, and charge dif- 
ferential purposes, students are classified as in-state or out-of- 
state residents. Residency status is initially determined when a 
student's application for admission is being considered. For more 
information on the guidelines used to determine residency classifi- 
cation see Chapter 1 and Appendix H of this catalog. Questions 
regarding residency status or petitions for reclassification should 



be directed to the Residency Classification Office, 1118 Mitchell 
Building, (301) 405-2030. 

Important Information on Fees and Expenses: Notwithstanding 
any other provision of this or any other university publication, the 
university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and 
other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by 
the university and the University System of Maryland Board of 
Regents. Although changes in fees and charges ordinarily will be 
announced in advance, the university reserves the right to make such 
changes without prior announcement. Tuition increases are expected 
for 2005-2006 and wll be considered by the Board of Regents at its 
Spring/Summer 2005 meeting. 

All students who register incur a financial obligation to the univer- 
sity. Those students who register and subsequently decide not to 
attend must notify the Office of the Registrar Office, 1113 Mitchell 
Building, in writing, prior to the first day of classes. If this office has 
not received a request for cancellation by 4:30 p.m. of the last day 
before classes begin, the university will assume the student plans 
to attend and accepts his or her financial obligation. After classes 
begin, students who wish to terminate their registration must follow 
the withdrawal procedures and are liable for charges applicable at 
the time of withdrawal. 

State of Maryland legislation has established a State Central 
Collections Unit, and in accordance with state law, the university is 
required to turn over all delinquent accounts to it for collection and 
legal follow-up. This is done automatically on a month-to-month 
basis by computer read-out. Collection costs incurred in collecting 
delinquent accounts will be charged to the student. The minimum 
collection fee is 17%, plus any attorney and/or court costs. 

Gender Reference: The masculine gender whenever used in this 
document is intended to include the feminine gender as well. 

Smoking Policy: It is hereby established as the policy of the 
University of Maryland, College Park, to achieve a public environ- 
ment as close to smoke-free as practicably possible. (See Appendix 
E of this catalog for the complete "Smoking Policy and Guidelines.") 

Disclosure of Information: In accordance with "The Family 
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974" (P.L. 93-380), popu- 
larly referred to as the "FERPA," disclosure of student information, 
including financial and academic, is restricted. Release to anyone 
other than the student requires a written waiver from the student. 
(For complete university policy on access to and release of student 
data/information, see Appendix D.) 

Accreditation: The University of Maryland, College Park, is accredited 
by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 
and is a member of the Association of American Universities. In addi- 
tion, individual colleges, schools, and departments are accredited by 
such groups as the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism 
and Mass Communications, Accreditation Board of Engineering and 
Technology, American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, 
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American 
Chemical Society, American Library Association, American 
Psychological Association, American Society for Landscape 
Architecture, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on 
Accreditation, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, 
Commission on Rehabilitation Education, Council for Accreditation of 
Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Council on Academic 
Accreditation of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 
Council on Education for Public Health, Institute for Food 
Technologies, National Architectural Accrediting Board, National 
Association of School Psychologists, National Association of School of 
Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 
Planning Accreditation Board, Public Relations Society of America. 

Evaluated Rather Than Accredited: Maryland Sea Grant College 
(National Sea Grant Review Panel), Water Resources Center 
(United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey). 

Validated Rather Than Accredited: Royal Institute of British 
Architects (RIBA). 

ix 



Chapter 



Admission Requirements and 
Application Procedures 



FRESHMAN ADMISSION 

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a publicly supported, land- 
grant, research institution dedicated primarily to the educational needs of 
Maryland residents. Within its responsibilities as a state institution, the 
university attracts a cosmopolitan student body and each year offers 
admission to a number of promising students from other states and 
jurisdictions. Currently, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 3 territories, 
and more than 150 foreign countries are represented in the undergraduate 
population. Admission policies are determined by the Board of Regents. 

We seek academically successful applicants with diverse backgrounds, 
geographic origins, and personal experiences, and who demonstrate the 
potential to contribute significantly to the university's campus and 
community life. The Admission Committee considers each application for 
freshman admission individually, reviewing the student's academic record, 
the rigor of the student's high school academic program, standardized 
admission test scores, class rank (if available), essay, extracurricular 
activities, counselor recommendation, and other letters of recommendation. 
Maryland residency, special talents and/or abilities, personal background, 
and Maryland alumni/ae affiliation may be taken into consideration. 

As prescribed by the Board of Regents, the university expects all applicants, 
at a minimum, to have completed by high school graduation the following 
course work: four years of English; three years of mathematics, including 
Algebra I or Applied Math I and II, Formal Logic or geometry; Algebra II; three 
years of history or social science; three years of science in at least two 
different areas with at least two lab sciences; and two years of a foreign 
language. These criteria represent the minimum requirements to be 
considered for admission. Successful applicants typically present academic 
credentials which exceed the minimum, several honors and/or Advanced 
Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, and additional 
academic electives. A fourth year of mathematics is strongly recommended. 

Admission to the University of Maryland is competitive. Each year, we 
receive more than 22,000 applications for a fall freshman class of 4,050. 
As a result, we are unable to offer admission to all students who have the 
ability to be academically successful at Maryland. 

High School Record 

In general, the University of Maryland requires freshman applicants to earn 
a high school diploma prior to their first registration at the university. 
Applicants should make sure that final high school transcripts are sent to 
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to enrolling. All offers of 
admission are contingent upon satisfactory completion of current work. 

Each applicant's previous academic achievement is reviewed according to 
the information available on the student's high school transcript through 
eleventh grade. In some cases, mid-year grades for the senior year will also 
be considered. The Admission Committee considers the following academic 
criteria when evaluating candidates for admission: nature and rigor of 
course load, grades in academic courses, progress as reflected in grades 
overtime, and performance compared with high school peers. High school 
grades will be reviewed in the context of the level of course work taken. 



Standardized Admission Test Scores 

All freshman applicants must present results from either the ACT or the 
SAT I. Test results should be submitted directly to the University of 
Maryland, College Park, by the American College Testing Program for the 
ACT or the Educational Testing Service for the SAT I. The applicant is 
strongly urged to include his or her social security number when registering 
for either test. The social security number will expedite processing of the 
application for admission. The reporting code for the University of Maryland, 
College Park, is 1746 for applicants submitting the ACT, and 5814 for 
those submitting the SAT I. The university strongly recommends that these 
tests be taken as early as possible, but no later than December for priority 
applicants and January for general applicants. Further information on both 
tests may be obtained from high school guidance counselors or directly 
from the American College Testing Program, Iowa City, IA 52243 
(www.act.org) and the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540 
(www.collegeboard.com). 

Additional Criteria 

Priority for admission is given to those students who demonstrate 
outstanding academic success as measured by the nature and the rigor of 
their curricula and academic achievements and by their aptitude for college 
success as evidenced by their performance on nationally normed 
standardized tests. We also seek to admit students who will contribute to 
Maryland's campus and community life and look for evidence of this by 
considering applicants' extracurricular activities and personal backgrounds. 
The most successful applicants, however, demonstrate a balance of 
outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. 

Most successful applicants submit the required personal essay, counselor 
recommendation, and an academic subject area teacher recommendation, 
a list of extracurricular activities, and response to short answer questions. 

Application Forms 

Undergraduate application forms may be requested and submitted 
on-line via the web at www.uga.umd.edit by calling 1-800-422-5867 or 
301-314-8385, by sending an electronic mail message to um- 
admit@uga.umd.edu, by writing to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 
Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5235, or 
by visiting your high school guidance office. 

Application Fee 

A non-refundable application fee is required with each application. The fee 
for U.S. citizens and permanent residents is $50; the fee for international 
students and non-immigrants is $50. 

Fall Semester Freshman Admission 

The University of Maryland strongly encourages all applicants to apply by 
our priority application deadline to assure best consideration for admission, 
merit scholarships, and invitation to the University Honors Program or 
College Park Scholars. A completed application includes an official high 
school transcript, SAT I or ACT scores, essay, guidance counselor 
recommendation form, Part I application form, and application fee. 



2 Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 



The University utilizes a two part application. Students who submit completed 
applications by the priority application deadline of December 1 will be mailed 
a decision letter by mid-February. Students who submit completed 
applications by the general application deadline of January 20 will be mailed 
a final admission decision on April 1. Applications received after January 20 
are reviewed on a space-available basis. Because of space limitations, the 
university is unable to offer admission to all qualified applicants. 

The following calendar describes the admission process for Fall semester 
freshman applicants: 

December 1 Priority application date: Students who submit their 
complete applications by this date (postmarked) will 
receive best consideration for fall admission, merit 
scholarships, and invitation to University Honors or 
College Park Scholars. This is not an early decision 
program; all admitted students have until May 1 to 
confirm their enrollment. 

January 20 General application date. Applications received after this 

date will be reviewed for admission and decisions 
released on a rolling, space-available basis. 

Mid-February Admission decisions released to priority applicants by 
mid-February. Applicants may be admitted, denied, 
placed on a wait list, or asked to submit first-semester, 
senior year grades. 

February 15 Priority financial aid application deadline. For more 

information about need-based financial aid, see 
chapter 2. 

May 1 Confirmation Date. Deadline (postmarked) for confirming 

fall enrollment and requesting on-campus housing/meals. 

June 1 Students on wait list notified of final admission decision. 

Spring Semester Freshman Admission 

The application deadline for Spring semester freshman admission is 
December 1st. Applications received after this date will be considered on a 
rolling, space-available basis. The deadline for Spring Freshman admission 
for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with any foreign academic 
records is November 1st. 

Financial Aid Applications 

The priority financial aid application deadline is February 15. Students 
seeking financial assistance should apply for financial aid before receiving 
their letter of admission. More information is available about Financial Aid 
in chapter 2. 

Early Admission Options for High-Achieving High School 
Students 

Concurrent Enrollment: Talented high school seniors have the opportunity 
to enroll at the University of Maryland for two courses, or seven credits, 
each semester. Successful applicants will have pursued a rigorous high 
school program and will have indicated exceptional performance and ability 
achieved over time. To apply, students must submit: the completed 
application and fee; high school transcript; an essay explaining why they 
are interested in the program; a letter of recommendation from the high 
school; and a letter of permission from the parents or guardian. Students 
must live within commuting distance. Tuition is assessed on a per-credit- 
hour basis. All mandatory fees apply in full. 

Summer Enrollment: High school students with a strong high school record 
may be considered for enrollment in courses during the summer preceding 
their junior or senior year. They must file a regular application for 
undergraduate admission, including an official high school transcript. 
Tuition is assessed on a per-credit-hour basis. All mandatory fees apply 
in full. 

Application Deadlines: 

Spring: January 2 
Summer: May 1 
Fall: August 1 



Early Admission: Although the University of Maryland generally requires 
applicants to earn a high school diploma prior to their first full-time 
registration, the university will admit a limited number of well-qualified 
students without high school diplomas. Successful applicants will have 
pursued a rigorous high school program and will have indicated exceptional 
performance and ability achieved over time. Students must be within two 
credits of high school graduation and have the commitment of the high 
school to award a diploma after successful completion of the freshman 
year at Maryland. To apply, students must submit: the completed 
application and fee, high school transcript and SAT I or ACT results, an 
essay explaining how they will benefit from the program, and a letter of 
permission from the parents or guardian and a letter of support from the 
high school. Early admission students are eligible for on-campus housing, 
scholarships based on academic achievement, the University Honors 
Program, and College Park Scholars. Early application is advised. 

Gifted Student Admission: The university will consider for admission a 
limited number of gifted students who have completed at least the seventh 
grade. Competitive applicants must have superior academic records as 
measured by grades and standardized test scores. Students must have an 
initial conference with a member of the Undergraduate Admissions staff. 
The Admission staff member may, if it is deemed helpful to the admission 
decision, make referrals for further assessment to campus counseling 
services. Students admitted under this category are usually limited to six 
credits of enrollment per semester. 

Students With Learning Disabilities 

The University of Maryland expects that all students admitted to its degree 
programs will fulfill all of the published requirements for graduation. These 
requirements are widely published and include fundamental studies in 
English and mathematics, as well as other general education requirements 
of the CORE program, and all curriculum requirements of the major program 
and the degree-granting college or school. Students should not accept an 
offer of admission with the expectation that any requirement will be waived. 
For additional information about the admission process for students with 
documented learning disabilities, please contact the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions. 

High School Equivalency Examination (GED) 

Maryland residents who are at least 16 years of age and who have not 
received a high school diploma may be considered for admission provided 
they have earned the high school General Education Equivalency (GED) 
certificate. In order to be considered for admission, the applicant must 
present an above average total score as well as above average scores on 
each of the five parts of the test. 

Non-Accredited/Non-Approved High School 

Students from non-accredited/non-approved high schools who seek 
admission to the University of Maryland should contact the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions for information. 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CREDIT 

The University of Maryland encourages applicants to seek AP credit so that 
academically successful students may move forward in their programs at 
an appropriate pace. However, credit is not granted for all exams offered by 
the College Board. Credits are accepted and courses are exempted, based 
on departmental approval, according to the chart on the following pages. 
Students should arrange to have their scores sent directly to the University 
of Maryland from the Educational Testing Service; the code is 5814. 
Students should also inform their advisors at Orientation that they 
anticipate receiving AP credit because this information may affect their 
placement in subject-matter courses. 

If a student has already received AP credit at another institution, this credit 
will be reevaluated. The score received must be equivalent to the minimum 
score the University of Maryland accepted at the time the test was taken; 
otherwise, the credit will not be eligible for transfer. AP credits that are 
accepted are recorded as transfer credit on University of Maryland records 
and figure in the total number of credits earned toward graduation. 
Students may not receive AP credit for an equivalent course taken at the 
University of Maryland or elsewhere. If students earn credit in a course 
equivalent to an AP exam for which they also earned credit, the AP credit 
will be deleted from their records. Students should check with their 
advisors for detailed information on the assignment of AP credit. 



Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 3 



2005-2006 University of Maryland Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and Credit Table 



AP Exam Title 


Score 


Related Course 


Cr 


Maj 


Core 


Notes 


Art History 


3 

4,5 


ARTH 100 
ARTH 201 


3 
3 


No 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 


ARTH 100 or ARTH 201 fills CORE-Arts requirement. 
Contact department for placement, 405-1479. 


Art 

Art-Drawing 
Art-General 


4, 5 
4,5 


ARTT110 
LL Elective 


3 
3 


Yes 
No 


No 
No 


Students interested in establishing credit for specific courses 
must submit portfolio for evaluation; call 405-1442. 


Biology 


4 
5 


BSCI 105 and 
LL elective 
BSCI 105 and 
BSCI 106 


8 
8 


Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 


BSCI fills a major requirement in all Life Sciences; it also fills 
CORE-Lab (Life) Science requirements. Contact the 
College of Life Sciences for placement, 405-2080. 


Chemistry 


4 
5 


CHEM103 

CHEM103and 

CHEM113 


4 
8 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


CHEM fills a major requirement in all Life Sciences; it also 
fills CORE-Lab (Physical) Science requirement. Contact 
department for placement, 405-1 791 . 


Computer Science 

JAVA (2004+) A 
JAVA (2004+) AB 
C++ (pre-2004) A 
C++ (pre-2004) AB 


5 

4,5 

4,5 

4 

5 


LL Elective 
LL Elective 
LL Elective 
LL Elective 
LL Elective 


4 
4 
4 
4 
6 


No 
No 
No 
No 
No 


No 
No 
No 
No 
No 


Credit will be given for either the A or the AB exam, not both. 
Credit may be earned for both the C++ and JAVA exams. 
Students receiving an acceptable score on the JAVA oxam 
(5 on A, 4 or 5 on AB) are exempt from CMSC131 . Contact 
department for placement, 405-2672. 


Economics 

Macroeconomics 
Microeconomics 


4,5 

3 

4,5 


ECON 201 
ECON 105 
ECON 200 


3 
3 
3 


Yes 

No 

Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Economics majors must score 4 or 5 to receive credit toward 
the major. Either ECON fills one of two CORE-Social/Behav- 
ioral Science requirements. Contact department for 
placement, 405-3266. 


English 

Literature & Comp 

Language & Comp 


3 

4,5 

3 
4,5 


LL Elective 
LL Elective and 
ENGL 240 
LL Elective 
ENGL 101 


3 
6 

3 
3 


No 

No 

Yes 

No 

No 


No 
No 
Yes 
No 


Students with score of 4 or 5 on Lang and Comp exam 
satisfy CORE-Fundamental Studies Freshman Writing 
requirement (*ENGL 101). Students with credit for the 
Lanquaqe exam may not receive credit for ENGL 291 or its 
equivalent. ENGL 240 fills CORE-Literature requirement. 
Contact department for placement, 405-3825. 


Env. Science 


4,5 


ENSP 101 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


ENSP101 fills CORE-Physical Science requirement. 


French 

Language 

Literature 


4 

5 

4 
5 


FREN 201 or 
FREN 202 
FREN 204 and 
FREN 211 
FREN 202 
FREN 204 and 
FREN 250 


4 

6 

3 
6 


No 

No 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Lanquaqe: Students with score of 4 who wish to continue 
must enroll in FREN 204; with score of 5 must enroll in 
FREN 250 or hiqher. Literature: Students with score of 4 
must enroll in FREN 250; with score of 5 must enroll in 300- 
level courses. FREN 201 , 202, 204 or 21 1 fills CORE- 
Humanifies requirement; FREN 250 fills CORE-Literature 
requirement. Contact department for placement, 405-4034. 


Geography, Human 


3,4,5 


GEOG 202 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


GEOG 202 fills one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science 
requirements. Contact department for placement 405-4073. 


German 


4 
5 


GERM 201 
GERM 201 and 
GERM 202 


4 
7 


No 
No 
No 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Students with score of 4 who wish to continue must enroll in 
GERM 202; with score of 5 must enroll in GERM 220. 
Contact department for placement, 405-4091 . 


Gov't & Politics 

United States 
Comparative 


3,4,5 
3,4,5 


GVPT170 
GVPT 280 


3 
3 


Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
No 


GVPT 170 fills one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science 
requirements. Contact department for placement, 405-4124. 


History 

United States 


4 
5 


HIST 156 or 
HIST 157 
HIST 156 and 
HIST 157 


3 
6 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


U.S. History: A score of 4 will be awarded three credits as 
chosen by the student (HIST 156 or HIST 157). A score of 5 
will be awarded six credits (HIST 156 and 157). Either fills 
CORE-History requirement. 



4 Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 



AP Exam Title 


Score 


Related Course 


Cr 


Maj 


Core 


Notes 


History (cont.) 
Furopean 

World 


4 
5 
4,5 


HIST 112 or 
HIST 113 
HIST 112 and 
HIST 113 
HIST 219 


3 
6 
3 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


European History: A score of 4 will be awarded 3 credits as 
chosen by Hie student (HIST 1 1 2 or HIST 1 1 3). A score of 5 
will bg awarded 6 credits (HIST 1 12 and HIST 113). HIST 
112 fills CORE-Humanities requirement; HIST 113 fills 
CORE-Historv requirement. World History: fills CORE-His- 
tory requirement; see department for placement, 405-4272. 


Latin 

Vergil 

Catullus & Cicero 
Catullus & Horace 
Catullus & Ovid 


4,5 
4,5 
4,5 
4,5 


LATN 201 
LATN 201 
LATN 201 
LATN 201 


4 
4 
4 
4 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Students with score of 4 or 5 in any AP Latin test may not 
take LATN201 or lower for credit. Students with score of 4 or 
5 in more than one AP Latin test may receive additional 
credit. Contact department for placement and credit adjust- 
ment, 405-2013. 


Mathematics 

Calculus AB 
Calculus BC 

Calculus BC w/ AB 
Subscorc 


4,5 
4,5 

4,5 


MATH 140* 
MATH 140 and 
MATH 141 

MATH 1 40 


4 
8 

4 


Yes 
Yos 
Yes 

Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 

Yes 


'MATH 141 may be completed through credit-by-exam. 
MATH 140 fills both CORE-Fundamental Studies Math 
requirement and CORE-Math & Formal Reasoning non-lab 
requirement. Students who receive credit for MATH 140 or 
140 & 141 may not receive credit for MATH 220 or 220 & 
221 . Contact department for placement, 405-5053. 

The Calculus BC w/ AP subscore is treated as if the BC 
exam was the AB exam. Students may not receive AB 
subscore credit if credit was awarded for the BC exam. 


Music 

Listening/Literature 
Theory 


3,4,5 
4,5 


MUSC130 
MUSC 140 


3 
3 


No 
No 


Yes 
Yes 


MUSC 130 or 140 fills CORE-Arts History/Theory 
requirement. Majors should contact department for 
placement, 405-5563. 


Physics 

Physics B 

Physics C 
Mechanics 

Elec./Magnet. 


4,5 
4, 5 

4 
5 


PHYS 121 and 
PHYS 122 
PHYS 141 or 
PHYS 161 or 
PHYS 171 
PHYS 142 or 
PHYS 260/1 
PHYS 142 or 
PHYS 260/1 or 
PHYS 272 


8 

4 
4 

4 


No 

No 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yos 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


PHYS 121 and 122 fulfill CORE-Lab (Physical) Science 
requirement. Phvsics C exams fulfill maior requirements in 
Life Sciences, Engineering, or Physics; they also fulfill the 
CORE-Lab (Physical) Science requirement. A score of 4 or 5 
on the Physics C exams will be awarded four credits as 
chosen by the student and his/her advisor. 

Students must have credit for AP Calculus BC to take the 
next course in sequence. Contact department for placement, 
405-5979. 


Psychology 


4,5 


PSYC 100 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


The AP exam counts towards the 35 required major credits. 
If a student enters with AP credit, s/he must complete 
PSYC221 with a grade of B or better. PSYC 100 fills one of 
two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science requirements. Contact 
department for placement, 405-5866. 


Spanish 

Language 

Literature 


4 

5 

4 
5 


SPAN 201 
SPAN 202 and 
SPAN 207 
SPAN 221 
SPAN 207 and 
SPAN 221 


4 
6 

3 
6 


No 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 


Yes 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

No 

Yes 


Lanquaqe: Students with score of 4 who wish to continue 
must enroll in SPAN 202, 21 1 or 207; with score of 5 must 
enroll in 300-lcvol courses. Literature: Students with score of 
4 or 5 must enroll in 300-level courses. CORE: SPAN 201 or 
202 fills CORE-Humanities requirement; SPAN 221 fills 
CORE-Literature requirement. Contact department for 
placement, 405-6452. 


Statistics 


4, 5 


STAT 1 00 


3 




Yes 


STAT 100 fills CORE-Fundamental Math requirement and 
CORE-Math & Formal Reasoning non-lab requirement. 
* STAT 100 fills program requirements in certain majors. 
Consult advisor. 



Please Note: LL refers to courses at the lower (100 and 200) level. Students may not receive credit for AP courses and 
for equivalent UMCP courses or transfer courses (including IB or CLEP). Credit will be deleted in such cases. 
Decisions about applicability of courses to CORE are updated on an ongoing basis. Consult Schedule of Classes for 
most recent information. Native speakers may not earn AP credit for the French, German or Spanish language exams. 



Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 5 



2005-2006 University of Maryland International Baccalaureate Exams (IB) and Credit Table 



IB Exam Title 


Score 


Related Course 


Cr 


Maj 


Core 


Notes 


Anthropology 

Higher 


5,6,7 


See Notes 








Under review. Students interested in Anthropology should 
contact an advisor for placement. 


Art Design 

Higher 


5, 6, 7 


See Notes 








Under review. Students interested in Art should contact an 
advisor for placement. 


Biology 

Higher 
Higher 


5 
6,7 


LL Elective 

BSCI 105 &LL Elective 


4 
8 


No 
Yes 


No 
Yes 


BSC1 105 fills a major requirement in all Life Sciences; also fills 
CORE-Lab (Life) Science requirement. Contact the College of 
Life Sciences for placement, 405-2080. 


Chemistry 

Either 
Either 


5 
6,7 


CHEM103 
CHEM103&CHEM113 


4 
8 


Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 


CHEM fills requirement for all Life Science majors; also fills 
CORE-Lab (Physical) Science requirement. Contact 
department for placement, 405-1791. 


Computing 

Higher 


5,6,7 




3 




No 


Contact department for placement, 405-2672. 


Economics 

Either 
Either 


5 
6, 1 


ECON205 

ECON200 & ECON201 


3 
6 


Yes 


Yes 
Yes 


ECON majors must score 6 or 7 to receive credit toward major. 
ECON fills one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science 
requirements. Contact department for placement, 405-3266. 


English A/B 

Higher 


5,6,7 


ENGL 240 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


ENGL 240 satisfies CORE-Literature requirement. Contact 
department for placement, 405-3825. 


Env. Studies 

Higher 


6,7 


See Notes 


3 






Under review. Students interested in Environmental Science or 
Policy should contact an advisor for placement. 


French 

Standard 
Standard 

Higher 
Higher 


5 
6,7 

5 
6,7 


FREN201 orFREN202 

FREN 204 & 

FREN211 

FREN 204 & FREN 250 

FREN 204 & FREN 250 & 

FREN 211 


4 
6 

6 
9 


No 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

No 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Standard: Students with score of 5 who wish to continue must 
enroll in FREN 204; with score of 6 or 7 must enroll in FREN 
250 or higher level courses. Hiqher: Students with score of 5. 6 
or 7 must enroll in 300-level courses. FREN 201 , 202, 204 or 
21 1 fills CORE-Humanitics requirement; FREN 250 fills CORE- 
Literature requirement. Contact department for placement, 
405-4034. 


Geography 

Either 


5, 6,7 


GEOG 100 


3 


No 


Yes 


GEOG 100 satisfies one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science 
requirements. Contact department for placement, 405-4053. 


German 

Higher 
Higher 


5 

6,7 


GERM 201 

GERM 201 & GERM 202 


4 

7 


No 
No 


No 
No 


Students with score of 5 who wish to continue must enroll in 
GERM 202; with score of 6 or 7 must enroll in GERM 220. 
Contact department for placement, 405-4091 . 


History 

(Higher) 
Africa 

Americas 

Europe 

E/SE Asia 

W/S Asia 


5 

6,7 

5 

6,7 

5 

6,7 

5 

6,7 

5 

6,7 


HIST 122 or HIST 123 
HIST 122 & HIST 123 
HIST 156 or HIST 157 
HIST 156 &H1ST 157 
HIST 112 or HIST 113 
HIST 1 12 & HIST 113 
HIST 284 or HIST 285 
HIST 284 & HIST 285 
HIST 120 
HIST 120 &LL Elective 


3 
6 
3 
6 
3 
6 
3 
6 
3 
6 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 


A score of 5 will be awarded three credits (as chosen by the 
student-except for West & South Asia). A score of 6 or 7 will 
be awarded six credits. All HIST courses listed at left fulfill 
CORE-History requirement. HIST 120, 122, 123, 284 and 285 
also fulfill Diversity requirement. 


Italian 

Standard 
Standard 

Higher 
Higher 


5 
6,7 

5 
6,7 


ITAL 203 

ITAL 204 & 

ITAL 21 1 

ITAL 204 & ITAL 251 

ITAL 204 & ITAL 251 & 

ITAL 211 


4 
6 

6 
9 


No 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 


Yes 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

No 


Standard: Students with score of 5 who wish to continue must 
enroll in ITAL 204; with score of 6 or 7 must enroll in 300-level 
courses. Hiqher: Students with score of 5, 6 or 7 must enroll in 
300-level courses. ITAL 203 or 204 fills CORE-Humanitics 
requirement; ITAL 251 fills CORE-Literature requirement. 
Contact depatrment for placement, 405-4031 . 


Info. Tech. 




See Notes 








No credit is awarded for this exam at this time. 



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IB Exam Title 


Score 


Related Course 


Cr 


Maj 


Core 


Notes 


Latin 

Either 


5,6,7 


LATN201 


4 


Yes 


Yes 


Contact department for placement, 405-2013. 


Mathematics 

Standard 

Higher 


5,6,7 
5,6,7 


See Notes 
Math MO 




7 


No 
Yes 


No 
Yes 


Standard: No credit, but placement in MATH 200 is awarded. 
Higher: MATH 141 may be completed viuuedit-by-exam. MATH 140 
fills both CORE-Fundamental Studies Math requirement and CORE- 
Math & Formal Reasoning non-lab requirement. Contact department 
whh questions, 405-5053. 


Music 

Either 


5,6,7 


MUSC 130 


3 


No 


Yes 


MUSC 130 tills CORE-Ans requirement. Majors should contact 
department for placement, 405 5563. 


Philosophy 

Higher 


6,7 


PHIL 100 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


PHIL 100 fills CORE-Humanities requirement. 


Physics 

Higher 


6,7 


See Notes 


4 




Yes 


Under review; the IB exam fills CORE-Lab (Physical) Science requirement. 
Contact department for placement, 405-5979. 


Psychology 

Either 


6,7 


PSYC 100 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


The IB exam counts towards the 35 credits required in the major. If a 
student enters with IB credit, s/he must complete PSYC22I with a grade 
of B or better. PSYC 100 fills one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral 
Science requirements. Contact department for placement. 405-5866. 


Spanish 

Standard 
Standard 

Higher 

Higher 


5 
6,7 

5 

6,7 


SPAN 201 
SPAN 202 & 
SPAN 207 
SPAN 202 & 
SPAN 221 
SPAN 202 & 
SPAN 207 & 
SPAN 221 


4 
6 

6 

9 


No 
No 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 


Standard: Students with score of 5 who wish to continue must enroll in 
SPAN 202,21 1 or 207; with score of 6 or 7 must enroll in 300-level 
courses. Hishei : Students with score of 5, 6 or 7 must enroll in 300-level 
courses. SPAN 201 or 202 fills CORE-Humanities requirement. SPAN 
221 fills CORE-Literature requirement. Students continuing, Spanish 
study should consult department for placement, 405 6452. 


Swahili 

Either 


6,7 


FOLA 159 


6 


No 


No 


Elective credit in the FOLA program. Students who wish to continue 
should contact the FOLA office in Jiminez Hall 


Theatre 

Higher 


5,6,7 


THET 1 10 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


TI1ET 1 10 fills CORE-Arts requirement. Majors should contact 
department for placement, 405-6694. 



Please Note: IX refers to courses at the lower (100 and 200) level. Students may not receive credit for IB courses and for equivalent UMCP courses or 
transfer courses (including AP or CLEP). IB credit will be deleted in such cases. Decisions about applicability of courses to CORF, are updated on an 
ongoing basis. Consult Schedule of Classes for most recent information. Native speakers may not earn IB credit for any language exams. 

Students who receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificate may consider presenting a portfolio to the Freshman Writing Office for 
review. See www.english.umd.edu or call the Freshman Writing Office, 405-.V77 1 , for further information. 



Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 7 



Please note that the chart represents a general outline of AP credit. In all 
cases, credit is available only for grades of 3 or higher, subject to ongoing 
departmental reevaluation. All departments reserve the right to reevaluate 
the content of exams and to change the assignment of credit and course 
equivalencies. Any new exams offered after February 15 may or may not be 
evaluated by the appropriate department. Students should check with their 
advisor at Orientation. 

Certain departments, particularly Mathematics and Physics, have separate 
criteria for placement in courses and the assignment of credit. Students 
should check with those departments for additional information. All 
entering freshmen will be placed in math courses according to the 
University of Maryland math placement exam. 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Credit 

The University of Maryland awards credit to students who sit for 
International Baccalaureate exams according to the table on the previous 
page. Interested students should contact the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions for additional information. 

Note: Credit awards and course equivalencies are subject to change. 



ADMISSION TO LIMITED ENROLLMENT 
PROGRAMS (LEP) 

Certain colleges, schools, and departments within the university have taken 
steps to limit enrollment in order to maintain quality programs. For the 
2005-2006 academic year these included the School of Architecture, 
Planning and Preservation, Robert H. Smith School of Business, A. James 
Clark School of Engineering, Department of Government and Politics, 
Department of Biological Resources Engineering, Philip Merrill College of 
Journalism, Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape 
Architecture, Department of Psychology, Department of Communication and 
College of Education. LEP programs are continually reviewed. Students 
should check with the appropriate college or the Limited Enrollment Program 
Admissions Coordinator at 301-314-8385 for updated information. 

Freshmen: Admission for new freshmen to Limited Enrollment Programs is 
competitive. Because space may be limited for a particular major, early 
application is encouraged. Freshmen who are directly admitted to an LEP 
will be subject to a performance review when they complete 45 college 
credits. The review varies from program to program, but always includes 
satisfactory performance in a set of appropriate courses. Students not 
passing the review will be required to choose another major. See the 
academic program description for specific details. 

Freshmen not directly admitted to an LEP may be assigned to the Division 
of Letters and Sciences or to a general major within the LEP college 
requested. Students are not guaranteed admission to an LEP at a later 
date, although they may gain admission by meeting the requirements 
outlined in their particular program by the time they complete 45 or 60 
credits at Maryland. See the following section on LEP transfer admission 
and the LEP program descriptions for further details about this option. 

Transfers: Transfer students and on-campus students wishing to change 
their major to an LEP must meet a set of gateway courses with minimum 
grades in order to be admitted to the program. Space is limited in each 
program, and the most qualified applicants will be admitted each semester. 
Additional information for each of the limited-enrollment programs may be 
found in the descriptions of academic majors in chapters 6 and 7. 

Transfer students who are not directly admissible to an LEP upon 
application to the university will be assigned to an alternate program. 
Those with fewer than 60 credits will be assigned to the Division of Letters 
and Sciences, and will be allowed the opportunity to meet the gateway 
requirements by the time they complete 45 or 60 credits. Students with 
more than 60 credits will be admitted to an interim program possibly within 
the LEP college requested where they will be advised regarding 
their qualifications for the LEP and, in some cases, the need to choose 
another major. 

Second Major: Enrolled students interested in adding an LEP as a second 
major should consult chapter 4. 



Pre-Professional Programs 

While professional schools do not require, favor, or prefer specific majors, 
the pre-professional advisors in the Law and Health Professions Advising 
Office (LHPAO) of the Division of Letters and Sciences can provide guidance 
concerning the choice of major. Undecided students may enter the Division 
of Letters and Sciences, but must adhere to the University of Maryland 
policy, that students declare a degree-granting major by the time they reach 
60 credits. 

For further information, see the section on "Pre-Professional Advising and 
Programs" in this catalog and vistwww.ltsc.umd.edu/lawhealth.html 



SPECIAL APPLICANTS 

Golden Identification Card Program 

The University of Maryland participates in the Golden Identification Card Program. 
The institution will make available courses and various services to persons who 
are 60 years of age or older, who are legal residents of the State of Maryland 
and who are retired (not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours 
per week). When persons eligible for this program are admitted to the university, 
they register on a space-available basis for credit courses as regular or special 
students in any session and receive a Golden Identification card. Golden ID 
students must meet all course prerequisite and co-requisite requirements. 
Tuition is waived for these courses; however, a Golden ID administrative fee is 
assessed every semester. Golden ID students may register for a maximum of 
three courses per term. Golden ID students are not eligible for Consortium 
courses. The Golden Identification Card will entitle eligible persons to certain 
academic services, including the use of the libraries and the shuttle bus service. 
Such services will be available during any session only to persons who have 
registered for one or more courses for that semester. Golden ID students also 
have the opportunity to become involved with the Golden ID Student Association, 
which provides cultural and social events, course recommendations, and peer 
advising. Additional information may be obtained from the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions, Ground Floor, Mitchell Building: 301-314-8385, or 
the Special Programs Office, 1108 Mitchell Building: 301-314-8237. 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 

Applicants who qualify for admission but do not desire to work toward a 
baccalaureate degree may be admitted as non-degree-seeking students. 

Non-degree-seeking students who have received a baccalaureate degree 
are advised that no credit earned while enrolled may be applied at a later 
date to a graduate program. These post-baccalaureate students may enroll 
in undergraduate courses for which they possess the necessary 
prerequisites, but may not enroll in courses restricted to graduate students 
only. Students who wish to take courses at the graduate level (600 and 
above) must contact the Graduate School for information concerning 
admission requirements for Advanced Special Student status. 

Non-degree-seeking students who do not have a baccalaureate degree 
must submit transcripts and meet regular admission standards. Transcripts 
are not required from students with baccalaureate degrees from a 
regionally accredited institution. Because of space limitation, several 
departments require permission be given in advance to register for classes 
as a non-degree student. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions for further information. 

Non-degree-seeking students who are taking classes to transfer 
immediately back to another institution may apply without academic 
transcripts. These applicants must, in lieu of transcripts, submit official 
documentation from that institution granting permission to take course 
work at the University of Maryland for that particular semester. 

Returning Students and Veterans 

Applicants who have not attended school for more than five years, or who 
have had military experience, should contact both an admissions counselor 
and the Returning Students Program: 301-314-7693. Veterans should also 
contact the Veterans Affairs Office: 301-314-8239. 



8 Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 



Students returning to the University of Maryland after a separation of five 
calendar years may petition the appropriate dean to have a number of grades 
and credits from courses previously taken at the University of Maryland, 
College Park, removed from the calculation of their cumulative grade point 
averages and from the credits applied toward graduation requirements. The 
information on academic requirements and regulations is in chapter 4. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION 

The University of Maryland seeks to enroll international students who 
demonstrate strong academic performance with records suggesting 
potential for success at Maryland. Admission is competitive and is offered 
to applicants whose academic credentials indicate marks of "very good" to 
"excellent." Due to space limitations and the competitive nature of 
undergraduate admission at the University of Maryland, an international 
applicant should submit a complete application as early as possible, and 
always before the deadlines listed in this section. Applications completed 
after a deadline will not be considered for that semester, but will be 
reviewed for the following semester. Evaluation of an applicant's 
credentials will take place only after all application materials are received. 
Decisions are released in writing on a rolling basis. 

Applicants currently holding or intending to seek an F-l Student or J-l 
Exchange Visitor visa to study in the United States are considered 
international applicants and should observe the following instructions. All 
other non-immigrant visa holders (including A, E, G, H, I, and L) should 
follow the Freshman and Transfer instructions preceding and following the 
International Student Admission section of the catalog. 

Freshman Admission - International 

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have completed fewer than 
12 semester hours of university-level credit past secondary school at the 
time you plan to enter the University of Maryland. Successful freshman 
applicants demonstrate satisfactory completion of diverse college- 
preparatory subjects in secondary school, proficiency in English, and 
evidence of sufficient funds to cover all expenses. Due to space 
limitations, we are unable to offer admission to all students who have the 
ability to be successful academically at the University of Maryland. 

The Fall (August) deadline for applications to be received is December 1. 
The Spring (January) general deadline is August 1. 

All of the following documents must be submitted before the freshman final 
deadline for an applicant to be considered for undergraduate admission: 
International Student Application for Undergraduate Admission; nonrefundable 
application fee (U.S. $50.00); official secondary school transcripts in native 
language with certified literal English translations and, where appropriate, 
official results and certificate of completion from a national secondary school 
examination; all official university or college transcripts in native language with 
certified literal English translations (if any); proof of English proficiency; SAT I 
or ACT official results (if three or more years of high school completed in U.S.); 
statement of activities; an essay; and Certification of Finances, including 
supporting documents that demonstrate support of U.S. $32,160 per year. 
Current F-l and J-l Visa Holders must also provide photocopies of their 1-94 
Arrival/Departure Record, visa stamp, and current 1-20 or DS-2019 form. 
Current other non-immigrant Visa Holders must also provide photocopies of 
their 1-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp. 

Transfer Admission - International 

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed 12 or more 
semester hours of university-level credit past secondary school at the time 
you plan to enter the University of Maryland. Successful transfer applicants 
demonstrate better than average grades in strong academic courses, 
proficiency in English, and evidence of sufficient funds to cover all 
expenses. Due to space limitations, we are unable to offer admission to all 
students who have the ability to be academically successful at the 
University of Maryland. 

The Fall final deadline for applications to be received is March 1. The 
Spring (January) final deadline is August 1. 

All of the following documents must be submitted before the transfer final 
deadline for an applicant to be considered for undergraduate admission: 
International Student Application for Undergraduate Admission; 
nonrefundable application fee (U.S. $50.00); all official university or college 
transcripts in native language with certified literal English translations; 
proof of English proficiency; statement of activities; and Certification of 
Finances, including supporting documents that demonstrate support of U.S. 



$32,160 per year. Current F-l and J-l Visa Holders must also provide 
photocopies of their 1-94 Arrival/Departure Record, visa stamp, and current 
1-20 or DS-2019 form. Current other non-immigrant Visa Holders must also 
provide photocopies of their 1-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp. 
Students with fewer than 30 semester hours must also provide official 
secondary school transcripts in native language with certified literal English 
translations and, where appropriate, official results and certificate of 
completion from a national secondary school examination. 

English Proficiency 

Non-native English speakers (regardless of citizenship) who seek admission 
to the University of Maryland must verify their proficiency in English by 
taking and submitting an official score report from one of the following 
English proficiency exams: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); 
or IELTS (International English Language Test System). Those whose native 
language is English, who earn an SAT I verbal score of 480 or higher, or 
who have earned a post-secondary degree from a university in an English- 
speaking country do not need to take or submit scores from an English 
proficiency exam. Transfer credit for an English composition course does 
not waive the English proficiency exam. 

Visa Records 

Applicants Residing Outside of the United States: To enter the United 
States, international students residing abroad will need a passport from 
their government and a visa from the U.S. Consulate. In order to obtain a 
visa for the purposes of studying in the United States, the applicant must 
present a Certificate of Eligibility form to the U.S. Consulate. The university 
will issue this form to admitted students who have submitted proof of 
having sufficient funds to cover the cost of a program of study. Admitted 
students with personal, family, or other source of private funding will be 
issued the Certificate of Eligibility form 1-20 in order to obtain the F-l 
Student Visa. Admitted students who are sponsored by agencies, 
foundations, or their home government, or are participating in an 
established exchange program may be issued the Certificate of Eligibility 
form DS-2019 in order to obtain the J-l Exchange Visitor Visa. 

Applicants Currently Residing in the United States: Applicants currently 
holding F-l Student or J-l Exchange Visitor status in the United States 
need to submit a photocopy of their 1-94 Arrival/Departure Record, visa 
stamp, and current 1-20 or DS-2019 form along with proof of having 
sufficient funds to cover the cost of a program of study. Applicants holding 
another type of non-immigrant status need to submit a photocopy of their I- 
94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp, and must indicate if they 
intend to seek a change to F-l Student or J-l Exchange Visitor status. Upon 
admission and submission of the appropriate financial support 
documentation, the university will issue the appropriate Certificate of 
Eligibility form (1-20 or DS-2019) to the student. 



TRANSFER ADMISSION 

A student who has attended any regionally accredited institution of higher 
education following graduation from high school and attempted 12 or more 
credits will be considered for admission as a transfer student. Transfer 
applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their 
previous institutions to be eligible for transfer to the University of Maryland. 

When the number of students desiring admission exceeds the number that 
can be accommodated at this institution, or in a particular professional 
or specialized program, admission will be based on the overall strength of 
the student's academic performance. 

Requirements 

Admission for transfer applicants is primarily based on the number of 
credits a student has earned and academic achievement for all college- 
level work. In calculating eligibility, the university will use the average 
stated on the transcript by the sending institution. When an applicant has 
attended more than one institution, a cumulative average for all previous 
college work attempted will be computed. To be considered, course work 
must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university. 
All students with grade point averages below 3.0 will be considered on a 
space-available basis. Students who were not admissible as high school 
seniors must complete at least 30 semester hours with the grade point 
average as stated above. In accordance with Maryland Higher Education 
Commission and Board of Regents transfer policies, applicants from 
Maryland public institutions are, in some instances, given special 
consideration, and, when qualified and space is available, may be admitted 
with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. 



Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 9 



Application Dates 

Semester Date 

Spring December 1 (November 1 with any foreign academic 

records) 
Fall Priority March 1 

Fall July 1 (April 30 with any foreign academic records) 

Transfer from Maryland Public Institutions 

Currently, applicants who have attended Maryland public Institutions may 
be admitted in accordance with the criteria outlined in the previous 
paragraph. The university subscribes to the policies set forth in the 
Maryland Higher Education Commission and Board of Regents transfer 
policies. When the number of students desiring admission exceeds the 
number that can be accommodated in a particular professional or 
specialized program, admission will be based on criteria developed by the 
university to select the best qualified students. 

Articulated transfer programs are available at each Maryland community 
college. An articulated transfer program is a list of courses that best 
prepare applicants for a particular course of study at the University of 
Maryland. Applicants who take appropriate courses specified in the 
articulated program and earn acceptable grades are guaranteed transfer 
with no loss of credit. Articulated transfer programs help students plan 
their new programs after changing career objectives. Computerized 
articulation information, called ARTSYS, is available at the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland, in the transfer 
advisor's office at each of the community colleges, and at all other 
Maryland public institutions. Applicants can eliminate all doubt concerning 
transfer of courses by following articulated programs. 

General Transfer Information 

Admitted students will receive a preliminary review of transfer credit within 
two weeks after receiving the letter of admission. An official review of 
transfer credit occurs thereafter, with final determination of applicability 
made by an academic advisor/evaluator in the office of the appropriate 
dean for the major. Generally, college-level courses completed at regionally- 
accredited institutions will transfer provided that grades of at least "C 
(2.0) are earned and the course is similar in content and scope to work 
offered at Maryland. The regional accrediting bodies are Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools 
and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 
Up to 60 credits from a community or two-year college, and 90 credits from 
a four-year college, may be applied toward the degree. Students are 
required to complete at least their final 30 credits at Maryland to earn a 
Maryland degree. 

Transfer of course work completed at Maryland public colleges and 
universities is covered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission 
(MHEC) transfer policies (see complete text later in this section). Maryland 
will accept grades of "D" or better from appropriate course work completed 
at a regionally-accredited Maryland public institution, including other 
institutions in the University System of Maryland. 

The Transfer Credit Center provides articulation information and assistance 
to students and transfer advisors. The Center, a joint effort between the 
Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of the Registrar, has 
computerized and consolidated the transfer credit evaluation process. It 
provides incoming students from domestic institutions with information on 
acceptability of credits and transfer equivalencies, subject to adjustment by 
advisors within the student's individual program. Certain courses (e.g., 
those not appearing or not fully elaborated in the sending institution's 
current catalog) may require additional information such as syllabi, 
portfolios, etc., before evaluation. 

Information on transferability of specific courses to the University of Maryland, 
College Park may be accessed on the web atwww.tce.umd.edu/TCE/. 

Each college-level course will be evaluated individually, with applicability 
toward major or general education requirements determined by the 
appropriate academic unit. The university does not transfer blocks of 
courses, such as those completed through the Associate's Degree. See 
the appropriate sections of the catalog for specific general education and 
major requirements. 



Credit will be posted to your Maryland record only from official transcripts 
sent from the institution at which the credit was completed. Students who 
have earned credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International 
Baccalaureate (IB), or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject 
area exams must have scores sent directly from the testing board, even if 
they are already posted on a transcript from another institution. 



SOURCE 



ACCEPT 
CREDITS? 



EQUIVALENT 
OR REQUIRED 
CREDITS 



GRADES/SCORES 

WHERE 

APPROPRIATE 



Note: Some transfer credit policies are under review. Please call 
Undergraduate Admissions for current information. 



ACE Non- 
Collegiate 
Courses 

Advanced 
Placement 
Program (CEEB) 



No 



Yes 



Eor Ri 



3 or higher (see chart 
in this chapter) 



CLEP 



Yes 



E or Ri 



See chart in Chap. 4 



Community Yes E or Ri C (2.0) or higher 

College of the equivalent grade as 

Air Force appropriate to dept. 

Correspondence No 



Dantes 



No 



Defense 

Language 

Institute 



Yes 



E or Ri 



Scores as 
appropriate 
to department 



Departmental 
exams from 
other colleges 



Yes 



Eor Ri 



C (2.0) or higher 



International 
Baccalaureate 



Yes 



Eor Ri 



5 or higher (see chart 
in this chapter) 



Life experience 



Military credit 



No, unless validated through CLEP or University of 
Maryland, College Park departmental exam 



No 



Nursing school 
courses: by 
transfer/by 
challenge exam 



No 



Other 

articulation 
agreements 
(proprietary 
schools, public 
agencies, etc.) 



No, unless a newly-formed Maryland public institution 
operating under auspices of MHEC 



PONSI non- 
collegiate work 



No 



Portfolio credits 
from other 
colleges 



No 



Courses must be similar in depth and scope to University of Maryland 
courses. Applicability is determined by the appropriate dean. 

2 Professional courses are generally not transferable. Courses taken at a 
regionally-accredited institution may be reviewed by the appropriate dean. 



10 Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 



Statement on Transfer of Course Credit 

The University of Maryland welcomes transfer students and has transfer 
agreements (sometimes referred to as "articulation" agreements) to 
encourage and aid students in their efforts to take appropriate courses prior 
to transfer. Each course is evaluated individually for students seeking to 
transfer to the University of Maryland. Credit is granted for courses that are 
applicable to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and for which 
a grade of C or above was earned. Courses completed at Maryland public 
two- or four-year institutions may be transferred with grades of D or above 
provided that course content is appropriate to our academic programs. 

Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Accepted 

The University of Maryland has direct transfer agreements with all Maryland 
community colleges, as well as other junior and community colleges 
outside of the state. The university will accept for transfer a maximum of 
60 credits from a two-year program and 90 credits from a four-year program 
for courses in which a grade of C or above was earned and which are 
appropriate to an approved curriculum at this institution. See the above 
paragraph for required course grades. 

Maximum Number of Credits Allowed for Non-Traditional Learning 

Students who have acquired college-level learning through work or other 
non-collegiate activities may wish to translate their experience into credits 
at Maryland by validation through the national CLEP examination (College- 
Level Examination Program) or credit-by-examination administered by 
academic departments. The university will accept a maximum of 30 hours 
of credit through examination. 

Minimum Number of Credits Required Through Classroom Instruction in 
the Major Field and for the Degree 

The University of Maryland requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of 
credit for an undergraduate degree; some programs require more. 
Regardless of the total number of transfer credits, students must complete 
at least their last 30 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park. 



The volume of requests for reclassification may necessitate a delay in 
completing the review process. It is hoped that a decision in each case will 
be made within 90 days of receipt of petition and all required necessary 
documentation. During this period of time, or any further period of time 
required by the university, any fees and charges based on the previous 
determination must be paid. The student is solely responsible for any late 
charges incurred by the residency process. If the determination is changed, 
any excess fees and charges will be refunded. 

Students classified as in-state for admission, tuition, and charge- 
differential purposes are responsible for notifying the Residency 
Classification Office in writing within 15 days of any change in their 
circumstances that might in any way affect their classification at the 
University of Maryland. 



READMISSION AND REINSTATEMENT 

Students who are admitted and do not register for their first semester or 
cancel registration prior to beginning their first semester must apply again 
for admission (see Freshman or Transfer Admission). Students who are 
admitted as "Term Only" also must apply again for admission if they wish 
to register for a subsequent term. 

Students who have matriculated and registered and did not maintain that 
registration continuously (Fall and Spring semesters) to graduation, must 
apply for readmission or reinstatement to re-enroll at the University 
of Maryland. 

See Chapter 4, "Withdrawal and leave of absence from the University" for 
more detailed information. 

Readmission 

Students must apply for readmission if they interrupt registration for one or 
more semesters and were not academically dismissed at the conclusion of 
the last semester of attendance. 



Statement on Transfer of General Education Requirements 

As directed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission Transfer Policy, 
transferable courses taken in fulfillment of general education requirements at 
a Maryland public institution will be applied toward Maryland's CORE 
requirements. Careful planning with an academic advisor will ensure that 
students take appropriate credit and maximize their credit transfer. The total 
number of general education credits for a Maryland public institution transfer 
or post baccalaureate credits will not exceed that required of natwe students. 

Transfer credit Policy 

Maryland Higher Education Commission (Title 13B) 

See Chapter 10, Appendix N, for complete policy 



RESIDENCY INFORMATION 

Residency Classification Office, 1130 Mitchell Building, 301-314-9596 
Fax: 301-314-9832; 301-314-7915 
E-mail: resclass@deans.umd.edu 
www.testudo. umd.edu/rco 

Petitions, related documents, self-test checklist, deadline information, and 
questions concerning the residency policy of the University of Maryland for 
the determination of in-state status should be directed to the Residency 
Classification unit in the Office of the Registrar. 

Determination of In-State Status for Admission, Tuition, and Charge 
Differential Purposes: See Appendix H in this catalog for the complete 
text of this policy. 

An initial determination of in-state status for undergraduates will be made by 
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time a student's application 
for admission is considered. The determination made at that time, and any 
determination made thereafter, shall prevail in each semester until the 
determination is successfully challenged. Students may challenge their 
classification by submitting a petition to the Residency Classification Office. 
Determinations are based on the residency policy and its requirements. The 
deadline for submitting a completed petition and meeting all nine criteria for 
the required 12 months is the first day of the semester in which the student 
wishes to be classified as an in-state student. 



Reinstatement 

Students who are academically dismissed from the University must apply 
for reinstatement. All applications for reinstatement are reviewed by a 
Faculty Petition Board. Students may apply for reinstatement for the 
semester immediately following dismissal or for any subsequent semester. 
Only the Faculty Petition Board can grant reinstatement. 

Students who are denied reinstatement will be required to comply with 
specific recommendations made by the Faculty Petition Board in order to be 
considered for reinstatement in a future semester. 

Reinstatement After Withdrawal 

Students who withdraw from the University must apply for reinstatement if 
they interrupt enrollment for one or more semesters. Students who were 
academically dismissed at the conclusion of the previous completed 
semester also must apply for reinstatement. (See Undergraduate Policy on 
Probation and Dismissal.) Students should contact the Office of 
Undergraduate Admission for more information about readmission and 
reinstatement. 

Deadlines 

There are no deadlines for readmission For full consideration, students 
applying for reinstatement must observe the following deadlines: 

Fall Semester — July 1 
Winterterm — November 1 
Spring Semester — December 1 
Summer Session I — May 1 
Summer Session II — June 1 

All students are encouraged to apply early in order to take advantage of 
early registration. 

Summer School 

Students who are dismissed at the end of the Fall semester are not eligible 
to attend Summer sessions unless or until they are approved for 
reinstatement. Students dismissed at the end of a Spring semester may 
attend any Summer sessions prior to being reinstated. However, these 
students must be approved for reinstatement in order to attend during the 
subsequent Fall semester. 



Admission Requirements and Application Procedures 11 



Winterterm 

Students dismissed at the end of the Fall semester may attend Winterterm 
prior to being reinstated. Winterterm is offered to students who have 
attended during the preceeding Fall semester. Students with a break in 
attendance must be reenrolled to be eligible to attend Winterterm. Students 
readmitted/reinstated for a Spring semester may also attend Whterterm. 

Clearances 

Clearances from Judicial Programs, the Bursar, Health Center, International 
Education Services, and/or the Graduate School may be requested of the 
applicant. 

Applications 

Applications for readmission and reinstatement are available at the 
Reenrollment Office, 0117 Mitchell Building and may be requested by 
calling 301-314-8382. Applications and information may also be accessed 
via the web at www.uga.umd.edu/reenroll. 

Additional Information 

For additional information contact the Reenrollment Office, 0117 Mitchell 
Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5251, 
301-314-8382. 



GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Those who have earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at a regionally 
accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of 
this degree (as determined by the University of Maryland, College Park) in 
another country, will be considered for admission to the graduate school. 
Criteria are listed in the Graduate School's Application Brochure. Requests 
for information about graduate programs or correspondence concerning 
application for admission to Graduate School at the University of Maryland 
should be addressed to the Graduate School, 2123 Lee Building, University 
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5121. To apply online, visit the 
graduate school's home page on the web at www.vprgs.umd.edu. 
For further information, contact the Graduate School Information Center, 
301-405-4198. 



12 



Chapter 2 



Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid 



FEES AND EXPENSES 

Financial Services Center 

1135 Lee Building, 301-314-9000 and 1-888-313-2404 
www.umd.edu/bursar 

Tuition and fees for the University of Maryland, College Park, are listed on 
the following page. The university requires that all deposits and fees be 
paid by stated deadlines, or penalties must be imposed. Many potential 
administrative difficulties can be avoided if students carefully follow 
published procedures and notify the appropriate office(s) of any changes 
that might affect their financial obligation to the university. This includes 
notifying the Bursar's Office of changes of address so that mail affecting 
the student's financial relationship with the university will not be delayed or 
returned. 

College Park sponsors a deferred-payment plan. Information regarding 
the Terp payment plan is available by calling 301-314-9000 or 
1-888-313-2404 or at www.umd.edu/bursar. 

All charges incurred during a semester are payable immediately. Returning 
students will not be permitted to complete registration until all financial 
obligations to the university, including library fines, parking violations, and 
other penalty fees and service charges, are paid in full. 

Payment for past due balances and current semester fees is due on or 
before the first day of classes. Students who register in advance must pay 
their bills in full prior to the general registration period. Students who 
register after the initial registration period are required to make full 
payment by due date indicated to avoid cancellation of their enrollment and 
loss of their classroom seats to other students. 

Although the university regularly bills students, it cannot assume 
responsibility for their receipt. Students are reminded that it is their 
responsibility to notify the university of any change in address or to correct 
an address. If a student bill is not received on or before the beginning of 
each semester, it is the student's responsibility to obtain a copy of the bill 
from the Financial Service Center, 1135 Lee Building. The Office is open 
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

All checks or money orders should be made payable to the University of 
Maryland for the exact amount due. Student's name and student's social 
security number should be written on the front side of the check. 

University grants and scholarships will be posted to the student's account. 
However, the first bill mailed prior to the beginning of each semester may 
not include these deductions. 

Students are urged to check their residence hall and dining service 
agreements for procedures for cancellation of reservations and for 
deadlines for receiving refunds of deposits. Refunds cannot be made after 
these deadlines, even if the student decides not to attend the University of 
Maryland, College Park. 

Students will incur a late payment fee in the event of failure to pay a 
balance on their student account by its due date. A late payment fee of 
$10.00 or 5%, whichever is higher, will be assessed in addition to the total 
past due amount. An additional 1.5% finance charge will be charged 
monthly if the account is not settled. 

Students who fail to pay the indebtedness during the semester in which 
delinquency occurs will be ineligible to advance register for subsequent 
semesters until the debt and the penalty fees are cleared. 



In the event of actual registration for a subsequent semester by a 
delinquent student who has not settled his or her student account prior to 
that semester, such registration will be canceled and no credit will be 
earned for the semester. 

The state has established, under legislative mandate, a Central Collections 
Unit (CCU) within the Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning. The 
university is required by state law to refer all delinquent accounts to the State 
Collections Unit. Please note that Maryland law allows the Central Collections 
Unit to intercept state income tax refunds for individuals with delinquent 
accounts, and that CCU is authorized to notify a National Credit Bureau of the 
delinquency at the time the account is referred to it for collection. 

All accounts due from students, faculty, staff, non-students, etc., are 
included within these guidelines. 

Central Collections Unit costs incurred in collecting delinquent accounts will 
be charged to the student. The minimum collection fee is 17% plus 
attorney and/or court costs. 

No degrees, diplomas, certificates, or transcripts of records will be issued 
to students who have not made satisfactory settlement of their accounts. 

Note: Additional Information on Student Financial Obligations, Disclosure of 
Information, Delinquent Accounts, and Special Fees, can be found in the 
"Policy Statements" section at the beginning of this catalog. 

Payment of Fees 

All checks, money orders, or postal notes should be made payable to the 
University of Maryland. The student's social security number must be 
written on the front of the check. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and 
Discover credit cards are accepted. Sign up now for online billing and 
payments at www.umd.edu/bursar. 

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees* 

*An Important Fee Notice: Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to 
make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such 
changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University 
System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, 
fees and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the 
University reserves the right to make such changes without prior 
announcement. 

The following estimated costs of attending the University for an academic year 
are based on current lodging and board rates for 2004-2005 andcu/rent2004- 
2005 tuition and fee charges. Tuition and fee increases are expected to be 
approved in Summer 2005. Tuition and fee information is published in the 
Schedule of Classes each semester and is also available on-line at 
www.testudo.umd.edu 



Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid 13 



Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 



2005-2006 Academic Year-Estimated* 



Full-time Undergraduate Students 

(For billing purposes, a student is considered full-time if the number of 
credit hours enrolled is 12 or more.) 



Maryland Residents 

Tuition 

Mandatory Fees (maximum fees charged to all 

students registered for 9 or more credits) 

Board Contract (Regular Point Plan) 

Lodging 

Technology Fee 



Total Academic Year Costs 
$6,482.00 

1,255.00 

3,291.00 

4,784.00 

84.00 



Residents of the District of Columbia, Other States, 
and Other Countries: 

Total Academic Year Cost 

Tuition _ $18,806.00 
Mandatory Fees (maximum fees charged to all 

students registered for 9 or more credits) 1,255.00 

Board Contract (Regular Point Plan) 3,291.00 

Lodging 4,784.00 

Technology Fee 84.00 



Tuition and Fees for Part-time Undergraduate Students 

(For billing purposes, a student is considered part-time 
if the number of credit hours enrolled is 11 or fewer.) 
In-State Tuition (per credit hour) 
Out-of-State Tuition (per credit hour) 
Mandatory Fees (per semester) 
9 to 11 credit hours (per semester) 

8 or fewer credit hours (per semester) 
Technology Fee 

9 to 11 credits (per semester) 

8 or fewer credits (per semester) 



$273.00 
$787.00 

627.50 

288.00 

42.00 
21.00 



*see previous page for important fee information 



Explanation of Fees 

Mandatory Fees 

Student Fees: The mandatory fee assessment for undergraduate students 
is based on a number of requested credit hours as follows: Students 
registered for 9 or more credits: $545.50 per semester; Students registered 
for 8 or fewer credits: $248.50 per semester. This credit definition change 
was approved by the Cabinet at their June 28, 2001 meeting. 

Student Activities Fee (Refundable): Charged to all undergraduate 
students at the request of the Student Government Association. It is 
used in sponsoring various student activities, student publications, and 
cultural programs. 

Auxiliary Facilities Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students. This fee is 
paid into a fund that is used for capital improvement, expansion, and 
construction of various campus facilities such as open recreation areas 
(tennis courts, basketball courts, etc.), transportation alternatives, and the 
Stamp Student Union. These projects are not funded or are funded only in 
part from other sources. 

Athletic Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students for the support of the 
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. All students are encouraged to 
participate in all of the activities of this department or to attend the 
contests if they do not participate. 

Shuttle Bus Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students for the support of 
the shuttle bus transportation system. 

Stamp Student Union and Recreational Fee (Refundable): Charged to all 
students and is used to expand recreational facilities and Stamp Student 
Union services. 

Recreation Services Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students specifically 
to support the construction and operation of Ritchie Coliseum and the 
Campus Recreation Center, a multi-use facility that includes basketball and 
racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor jogging track, and 
multipurpose activity spaces. 

Performing Arts and Cultural Center Fee: Charged to all students to 
support the operation of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 



Telecommunications Fee: Assessed to all students living in university 
residence halls. 

Technology Fee: Charged to undergraduate students, to support the 
improvement of the computer systems on campus. 

Other Fees 

Undergraduate Application Fee (Non-Refundable): Charged to all new 
applicants. $50 

Graduate Application Fee (Non-Refundable): Charged to all new 
applicants. $50 

Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (Non-Refundable): $200. All newly 
admitted undergraduate students who intend to matriculate in the Fall or 
Spring semester must submit a $200 deposit which is credited to their 
tuition charges when they enroll. Should the student decide not to enroll for 
the specific semester of application, the $200 deposit is forfeited and 
cannot be used to offset any charges, including orientation charges, the 
student may incur. 

Students admitted for the Fall semester must submit this deposit by May 1 
or within 30 days from their date of admission, whichever is later, to 
reserve their place in the entering class. Students admitted for the Spring 
semester must submit this deposit by December 1 or within 14 days of 
their date of admission, whichever is later, to reserve their place in the 
entering class. 

Pre-College Orientation Program Registration Fee: $145 (two-day 
program), $101 (one-day program), $60.00 (per person). These charges 
are for Summer 2005. 

Late Registration Fee: $20. All students are expected to complete their 
registration on the regular registration days. Those who do not complete 
their registration during the prescribed days must pay this fee. 

Special Fee for students requiring additional preparation in mathematics 
(MATH 003, 010, Oil, 013 and 015) per semester: $230. (Required of 
students whose curriculum calls for MATH 110 or 115 and who do not 
pass the qualifying examination for these courses.) This Special Math Fee 
is in addition to course charge. Students enrolled in this course and 
concurrently enrolled for nine or more credit hours will be considered as 
full-time students for purposes of assessing fees. 



Cooperative Education in Liberal Arts, 
(CO-OP 098-099) Per Semester: $60 



Business, and Science 



Engineering COOP Program (ENCO 098-099) Per Semester: $60 

Other Special Fees: The university offers a number of courses (MBA, ENTS, 
Chemical and Life Sciences) that have special course fees in addition to, or 
in lieu of, the standard tuition charges. Students are encouraged to contact 
the department prior to registering for the class to determine the total cost 
of the course. 

Fees for Auditors: Fees for auditors and courses taken for audit are the same 
as those charged for courses taken for credit at both the undergraduate and 
graduate levels. Audited credit hours will be added to hours taken for credit to 
determine full-time or part-time status for fee assessment purposes. Special 
Students are assessed fees in accordance with the schedule for the 
comparable undergraduate or graduate classification. 

Special Examination Fee (Credit-by-Exam): $30 per course for all 
undergraduates and full-time graduate students; credit-hour charge for part- 
time graduate students. 

Parking Registration Fees: All students enrolled for classes at the 
university and who drive or park a vehicle anywhere or anytime on the 
campus must register to park on campus each academic year. For 
additional information, please refer to the entry for Department of 
Transportation Services in chapter 3. 

Textbooks and Supplies: Textbooks and classroom supplies vary with the 
course pursued, but averaged $952 in 2005-2006 (two semesters). 

Service Charges for Dishonored Checks: Payable for each check which is 
returned unpaid by the drawee bank on initial presentation because of 
insufficient funds, payment stopped, post-dating, drawn against uncollected 
items, etc. 

For checks up to $100: $10 

For checks from $100.01 to $500: $25 

For checks over $500: $50 



14 Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid 



When a check is returned unpaid, the student must redeem the check 
and pay any outstanding balance in the account within 10 days or late 
fees may be assessed and the account transferred to the Central 
Collection Unit for legal follow-up. Additionally, a minimum 17% collection 
charge is added to the charges posted to the student's account at the time 
the transfer is made. When a check is returned unpaid due to an error 
made by the student's bank, the student must obtain a letter from the 
branch manager of the bank or a person of equivalent status admitting the 
error. This letter must be submitted to the Office of the Bursar to have the 
service charge waived. 

Overdue Library Charges: For items from the library's main circulating 
collections, charges are 50 cents per day per item, and recalled item fines 
are $2 per day. If an item is lost or mutilated, the borrower is charged the 
estimated cost of the item plus a processing fee to cover acquisition and 
cataloging costs. Different fine rates may apply to other library collections, 
such as reserve collections. 

Maryland English Institute Fee: Semi-intensive, $3,372. Intensive, 
$5,770. Students enrolled with the Maryland English Institute pay this fee 
in support of the Institute. Students enrolled in the semi-intensive program 
may also enroll for regular academic courses and pay the tuition and fees 
associated with those offerings. The program also offers non-credit courses 
in American English Pronunciation (UMEI 006) for $933 and Fluency 
Program or Advanced Writing (UMEI 007, 008) for $1,240. These charges 
are for academic year 2004-2005 and are subject to change. 

Property Damage Charge: Students will be charged for damage to property 
or equipment. When responsibility for the damage can be fixed, the 
individual student will be billed for it; when responsibility cannot be fixed, 
the cost of repairing the damage or replacing equipment will be prorated 
among the individuals involved. 

Late Payment Fee: Per-semester fee of 5% of overdue amount, or $10, 
whichever is greater, plus an additional 1.5% on each subsequent billing. 

Withdrawal and Refund of Fees: Students compelled to leave the university 
at any time during the academic year should meet with their academic 
college advising office and secure a form for withdrawal. The completed 
form and identification card are to be submitted to the academic college 
advising office which will communicate results to the Office of the 
Registrar. Students will forfeit their right to a refund if the withdrawal action 
described above is not adhered to. The effective date used in computing 
refunds is the date the withdrawal form is filed in the academic college 
advising office. Stop payment on a check, failure to pay the semester bill, 
or failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal. Refund 
requests should be processed by students with the Office of the Bursar, 
otherwise any credit on the student account could be carried over to the 
next semester. If a Cancellation of Registration is submitted to the Office 
of the Registrar before the official first day of classes the student is 
entitled to full credit of semester tuition. 

Undergraduate students withdrawing from the university will be credited for 
tuition and fees in accordance with the following schedule: 



Prior to 1st day of classes 
1st 10 days of classes 
3rd week 
4th week 
5th week 
After 5th week 



100% 
80% 
60% 
40% 
20% 
No Refund 



Note: First-semester freshmen who receive Title IV aid and who withdraw 
will receive a refund in accordance with federal regulations. 

Prior to the first day of classes, if full-time undergraduates drop a course 
or courses, thereby changing the total number of credits for which they are 
registered to 11 or fewer, charges for the semester will be assessed on the 
basis of the per-credit-hour fee for part-time students. However, if students 
later add a course or courses thereby changing the total number of credits 
for which they are registered to 12 or more, they will be billed for the 
difference between per-credit-hour fees paid and the general fees for full- 
time undergraduates. 

If during the first five days of classes full-time undergraduates drop a course 
or courses thereby changing the total number of credits for which they are 
registered to 11 or fewer, charges for the semester will be assessed on the 
basis of part-time charges plus 20% of the difference between the full-time 
fees and appropriate part-time charges. After the first five days of classes, 
there is no refund for changing from full-time to part-time status. 

Students who register as part-time undergraduate students and apply for a 
refund for courses dropped during the first week of classes will be given an 
80% refund. No refund will be made for courses dropped thereafter. 



No part of the charges for room and board is refundable except when 
students officially withdraw from the university or when they are given 
permission by the appropriate officials of the university to move from the 
residence halls and/or to discontinue dining hall privileges. In these cases, 
the room refund will be computed by multiplying the number of periods 
remaining by the pro rata weekly rate after adjusting for a service charge. 
Refunds to students having full board contracts will be calculated in a 
similar manner. No room and/or board refunds will be made after the 14th 
week of the semester. Students are reminded that reservations for room 
and board must be canceled by the date published in the residence hall 
and dining services agreement(s). 

In computing refunds to students who have received the benefit of 
scholarships and loans from university funds, the computation will be made 
to return the maximum amount to the scholarship and loan accounts 
without loss to the university. 



FINANCIAL AID 

Office of Student Financial Aid 

Student Financial Services Center 
1135 Lee Building, 301-314-9000 
E-mail: umfinaid@osfa.umd.edu 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, 
state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and, in cooperation 
with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to 
deserving students. The primary responsibility for financing attendance at 
the University of Maryland, College Park, lies with students and families. 
Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study positions are awarded on the 
basis of academic ability and/or financial need as determined by a federal 
needs-analysis system. It is the intent of OSFA to provide assistance to 
students who might not otherwise be able to pursue college studies due to 
financial constraints. 

Financial aid funds are limited; therefore, all new, readmitted, and returning 
students must follow these steps to receive priority consideration for 
financial aid: 

1. Submit admissions applications and all necessary supporting 
documents to the Office of Admission by the appropriate deadlines. 
(Deadlines are listed in chapter 1.) 

2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after 
January 1. FAFSAs are available from OSFA online at 
www.financialaid.umd.edu. A new FAFSA is required for each 
academic year of the student's enrollment. 

New students should not wait to be admitted before filing the FAFSA. 

A financial aid application has no bearing on a student's admission 
application. However, students will not receive final consideration for aid 
until they are admitted to a degree program. 

3. Mail the FAFSA to the Federal Processor no later than February 1, so 
that it is received by the processor by February 15. Applying online 
helps to expedite the process. Income for the previous year may be 
estimated initially and corrected later on the Student Aid Report. 

Applications received before February 15 will be given priority consideration. 

General Regulations Applicable to All Forms of Aid 

Full-Time Status. For most types of aid, students must attempt at least 12 
credit hours through the schedule adjustment period each semester in 
order to receive the full financial aid award. Please refer to the standards of 
Satisfactory Academic Progress when considering dropping below 12 credit 
hours for any given semester. 

Citizenship Status. In order to be eligible for federal, state, or university 
financial assistance, students must be United States citizens or eligible 
non-citizens. 

Default/Owe Refund: Students cannot be in default on an educational 
loan, nor can they owe any refund on a Pell Grant or Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) previously awarded at any post- 
secondary institution. 

Degree-Seeking: Students must be working toward a degree or certificate. 
Students must be admitted to the university as "degree-seeking." 



Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid 15 



Satisfactory Progress: Students must be making satisfactory progress 
toward a degree or certificate according to the Standards for Satisfactory 
Academic Progress published in the Schedule of Classes. 

Selective Service: To receive federal financial aid, male students must 
register with Selective Service if they are at least 18 years old and born 
after December 31, 1959, unless they are not required by law. The federal 
government will verify compliance of this registration requirement. 

Receiving a Non-University Award: If a student receives assistance 
(scholarship or loan) from a non-university source, the university may reduce 
the financial aid awarded by the university. It is the student's responsibility to 
notify the Office of Student Financial Aid of all outside awards. 

Change in Financial Situation: It is the student's responsibility to notify the 
Office of Student Financial Aid of any changes to his or her financial 
circumstances during the year. 

Reapplication Requirement: Need-based assistance is not automatically 
renewed from year to year. All students requesting need-based aid must 
reapply by submitting a new or renewal FAFSA annually. Such reappli- 
cation must indicate continued financial need as well as Satisfactory 
Academic Progress. 

Award Policy: Financial aid is normally a combination of grants, loans, and 
student employment. The financial aid "package" is determined by the 
availability of financial aid and the financial circumstances of each student. 
It is not necessary to make any special application for university grants. 
The Office of Student Financial Aid will determine awards that best fit the 
needs and qualifications of the candidates. 

Estimating Educational Cost 

A budget of average educational costs is used in determining the amount 
of aid that a student is awarded during the academic year. A typical budget 
for an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park, is as 
follows: 

Dependent Student Living on Campus/Off Campus 
(not with parent/relative) 

Tuition and Fees in-state: (2004-2005)* $7,426 



Out-of-state: (2004-2005)* 


18,726 


Room * 


4,656 


Board * 


3,135 


Books 


909 


Personal expenses and commuting * 


2,696 


TOTAL In-state * 


18,822 


Out-of-state* 


30,122 



♦The above budget is subject to change for the 2005-2006 academic year. 
To determine the final costs for the 2005-2006 academic year, please 
contact the Student Financial Services Center. 



MERIT-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

Scholarships 

Several scholarships are available to the highest-achieving students at the 
University of Maryland, College Park. Two types of scholarships are 
available: those based solely on academic or creative talent (merit-based), 
and those based on financial need as well as academic or creative talent 
(need-based). The eligibility criteria for the different scholarships vary and 
are listed below. For more information on these programs, students are 
encouraged to contact the office or department responsible for selecting 
the recipients. Please see the list of departmental scholarships at the end 
of this chapter. Current information about scholarships is also available 
through the World Wide Web at www.financialaid.umd.edu. 

Banneker/Key Scholarship: The University of Maryland seeks to identify 
and select some of the brightest high school seniors in the nation to 
continue their education as Banneker/Key Scholars. Students selected for 
this prestigious award will receive full financial support for four years, which 
covers tuition, room, board, mandatory fees, and a book allowance. They 
will also be admitted to the University Honors Program and will be afforded 
many other opportunities for participation in intellectual enrichment 
programs. For full consideration, students must submit an admission 
application, application fee, official transcript, essay, recommendations, 
and official copies of SAT I or ACT scores to the Office of Undergraduate 



Admissions by December 1 for the following academic year. Selection is 
based upon academic achievement plus extracurricular activities, awards 
and honors, and an essay. Semifinalists are given a personal interview. 
Factors such as a candidate's involvement in community service, talents or 
skills, leadership, and character all play a part in the final awards. Contact 
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information. 

Regents Scholars Program: The Regents Scholars Program recognizes the 
extraordinary achievement of outstanding freshmen students. New awards 
are made each year in the amount of full in-state tuition, room, board, and 
mandatory fees. Recipients are automatically admitted to the University 
Honors Program. A select number of the top high school scholars in the 
state will be considered for this most prestigious award. A complete 
admission application, application fee, official transcript, essay, 
recommendations, and SAT I or ACT scores must be submitted to the 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions by December 1 for consideration for 
the Regents Scholars Program for the following academic year. Contact the 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information. 

National Merit Scholarships: The University of Maryland, College Park 
is a sponsoring institution in the National Merit Scholarship competitions. 
The university offers $2,000 scholarships for each of four years to in-state 
merit finalists who indicate College Park as their first-choice institution. 
Other merit finalists are awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to 
$2,000. To qualify, submit an admission application, application fee, 
official transcript, essay, recommendation, and official copies of SAT I or 
ACT scores no later than December 1. Contact the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions for more information. 

President's Scholarship: This award provides talented undergraduate 
students with partial tuition support for four years. It is offered to incoming 
freshmen. Students are selected through the admission process 
with primary consideration given to academic performance in high school 
(high school courses and achievement) and standardized test scores (SAT 
or ACT). For full consideration, students must submit a complete 
application for admission by December 1. Contact the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions for more information. 

Weinberg Regents Scholarship: The Board of Regents has designated the 
Weinberg Regents Scholarship to be awarded to a Maryland community 
college transfer student in order to continue the commitment to 
outstanding students. In order to be selected for this award, a student 
must have exceptional qualifications, including achievement of a 4.0 grade 
point average, completion of the Associate of Arts degree at a Maryland 
community college, evidence of creative and intellectual activities or 
scholarly potential, and have been admitted to one of the University System 
of Maryland institutions. The deadline for submitting the candidate's 
application material is June 15. The winner may receive the scholarship for 
two years, totalling no more than four semesters including Summer 
sessions. For information, contact the University System of Maryland 
Administration at 301-445-1992. 

Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship: These awards are available to 
outstanding students transferring from Maryland community colleges. The 
awards cover in-state tuition and mandatory fees for two years of 
undergraduate study. To be eligible for consideration, students must have 
an overall grade point average of 3.5 for all college work attempted, and 
must have completed an Associate of Arts degree or the entire first two 
years of courses for the major in which the student expects to enroll. 
Students who have previously attended the University of Maryland, College 
Park, are ineligible for this scholarship. Candidate nomination forms are 
available in early January from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or 
from community college advisors. The deadline for receipt of the 
application, official transcripts, and scholarship materials is mid-March. 
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

Honors Scholarship: Honors students already attending Maryland are 
eligible to apply for one of these $500 awards. Financial need is not a 
criterion for selection. Regents, Banneker-Key, and President's Scholarship 
recipients are not eligible for Honors Scholarships. To be considered, 
students must be first- or second-year students, have at least a 3.2 grade 
point average, and be making satisfactory progress toward the completion 
of requirements for an Honors citation. In addition, applicants must submit 
an essay on their academic goals and plans for achieving them. Contact 
the University Honors Program. 

University of Maryland Departmental Scholarships: Some Colleges and 
departments at the university offer a variety of merit scholarships. Most 
departmental scholarships require a student to have a minimum grade 
point average of 3.0 and be registered for a minimum of 12 credits per 
semester. For information regarding departmental scholarships, please 
contact the appropriate College or department. 



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Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships: These are competitive 
scholarships which are awarded annually. Primary consideration will be 
given to entering freshmen and transfer students from community colleges 
who have outstanding talent in art, dance, music, or theater. The 
scholarships cover in-state tuition and mandatory fees and are renewable 
for up to three additional years based upon an acceptable level of 
performance as defined by the respective departments. Auditions and/or 
portfolios are required. Contact the College of Arts and Humanities. 

Deans' Scholarships: This award provides talented undergraduate 
students with partial tuition support for one to two years. It is offered to 
incoming freshmen. To be considered, students must submit a complete 
admission application no later than December 1. Contact the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions. 

Maryland State Scholarships: The Maryland State Scholarship Administration 
(MSSA), located in Annapolis, awards both need- and merit-based 
scholarships to Maryland residents. There are currently 16 different programs 
available, including the Guaranteed Access Grant, Educational Assistance 
Grant, the Senatorial Scholarship, the House of Delegates Scholarship, and 
the Distinguished Scholar Award. You may obtain more information about 
these and other awards by calling MSSA at 800-974-1024. All Maryland 
residents are expected to apply for State Scholarship assistance. Initial 
application for many of the awards is made through the Free Application for 
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please note that filing the FAFSA is sufficient to 
apply for most Maryland State Scholarships at UMCP, although some may 
require additional application forms. The application deadline for most 
programs is March 1. FAFSAs are available from the UMCP Office of Student 
Financial Aid or online atwww.financialaid.umd.edu 

Scholarships from Other States: Several states have reciprocal 
agreements with the State of Maryland. Students who are residents of 
these states may receive funds for study in eligible post-secondary 
institutions in Maryland. Interested students should contact their state 
scholarship agencies for information. 

Scholarship Searches: A broad range of scholarships are available from 
private sources. Usually, these awards are not as well publicized as 
the state and university programs. Therefore, students should conduct 
a scholarship search to locate such sources. The University of 
Maryland offers access to several services to students to aid them in their 
searches.AccessourWebsitEatwww.financialaid.umd.edu to use these 
services. 



NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 



Grants 



Self-Help 

Financial aid also consists of self-help assistance such as employment and 
student loan programs. Most of these programs are awarded based on 
need as determined by the FAFSA. Access our web site at 
wiwvfinancialaid.umd.edu for additional information. 

Federal Work-Study: The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides 
students with the opportunity to earn money to meet their educational and 
personal expenses. Money earned from the FWS program does not have to 
be paid back. To be considered for FWS, students must meet OSFA's 
priority application deadline of February 15. This award is need-based and 
may range from $800 to $2,500. Pay rates depend on the level of 
complexity of the work, but will be at least the federal minimum wage. Like 
all university employees, FWS employees receive a paycheck every other 
week for the hours worked. Most FWS jobs are on campus, though 
opportunities exist through the Community Service Program for FWS 
students to work off campus at several Federal Government Agencies. The 
number of hours students may work is limited to 20 per week while school 
is in session and 40 per week during vacations and summer break. 

Paid Internships: Students with paid internships sign a contract at the 
beginning of the semester that states the payment amount for the number 
of hours to be worked during that semester. The payment amount is 
advanced to the student's account at the start of each semester. This 
program differs from Federal Work-Study in that students receive all 
"wages" at the start of each semester, as opposed to a bi-weekly pay 
check, and those funds are applied directly to the student's account. 
Several offices and departments on campus, including Shuttle UM, 
Residential Facilities, and Dining Services, offer paid internships. Students 
should contact the department or office for which they are interested 
in working. 

Federal Perkins Loan: The Perkins loan is a low-interest rate (5%) loan for 
students with exceptional financial need. This is a loan borrowed from the 
school, and must be repaid. To be eligible, students must meet OSFA's 
priority application deadline of February 15. The amount of the award will 
depend upon the student's need and may range from $200 to $1,800. 
New borrowers (those who first receive a Federal Perkins Loan after July 1, 
1988) have a grace period of nine months after graduating or leaving 
school before they must begin repayment of their Federal Perkins 
Loan(s). Interest will begin accruing at the time of repayment. This loan is 
interest-free while students are attending school and enrolled at least half 
time in a degree-seeking program. 

Federal Stafford Loan: This is a low-interest-rate loan for students who 
attend at least half-time. Application is made through the school's financial 
aid office via the FAFSA. Eligibility for this loan is based on need, not credit 
worthiness. This loan is borrowed by the student and must be repaid. 



The Office of Student Financial Aid administers several grant programs for 
undergraduates. Awards are made based on financial need as determined 
by the FAFSA. Grants do not have to be repaid. Access our web site at 
vwwvfinancialaid.umd.edu for more information. 

Federal Pell Grant: This grant provides a "foundation" of financial aid, to 
which aid from other sources may be added. Only undergraduates who are 
seeking their first bachelor's degree and have exceptional need may 
receive a Federal Pell Grant. All undergraduates will be considered for this 
grant regardless of when their applications were received. Students may 
receive the Federal Pell Grant for less than full-time attendance, although 
the award will be pro-rated based on the number of credits attempted. 
Awards range from $400 to $4,050. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): The FSEOG 
is awarded to full-time undergraduates with exceptional need. Priority is 
given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. To be considered for FSEOG, 
students must meet OSFA's priority application deadline of February 15. 
The minimum award is $200. The maximum award is dependent upon 
government funding. The funds are divided among as many deserving 
students as possible. 

Institutional Grants: The university awards grants to full-time students who 
demonstrate financial need and meet OSFA's priority application deadline 
of February 15. There are three funds from which institutional grants are 
awarded, the UM Scholarship, Frederick Douglass Grant and the UM 

Grant. OSFA selects the recipients of these awards based on availability of 
funds and the qualifications of the applicants. The UM Scholarship may be 
awarded to undergraduates with demonstrated need and high academic 
achievement. The UM Grant and Frederick Douglas Grant may be awarded 
to any undergraduate with demonstrated need. Award amounts for these 
programs range from $200 to $2,900. 



There are two types of Federal Stafford Loans, subsidized and 
unsubsidized. The subsidized Stafford loan is awarded to students with 
demonstrated financial need; this loan is interest-free while students are 
attending school and enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking 
program. Students who do not demonstrate financial need, or who do not 
demonstrate sufficient need to borrow a fully subsidized Stafford loan, may 
borrow a Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. The unsubsidized loan is 
interest bearing. Students borrowing an unsubsidized Stafford loan will be 
required to repay the principle and any interest that may accrue during 
school attendance. All students who wish to apply for either Federal 
Stafford Loan must complete the FAFSA. The interest rate for new 
borrowers securing their first Federal Stafford Loan on or after July 1, 1994 
is variable, but capped at 8.25%. The interest rate through June 30, 2005 
is 2.99%. Students who graduate or drop below half-time status are 
granted a six-month grace period before repayment of the Stafford loan is 
required. 

The following are the maximum loan amounts per academic year: $2,625 
for undergraduates with freshman status, $3,500 for undergraduates 
attaining sophomore status, and $5,500 for undergraduate students who 
attain junior or senior status. If students do not demonstrate sufficient 
need to borrow the maximum subsidized Federal Stafford Loan, they may 
borrow the difference in a Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. The 
maximum borrowing limit for most undergraduates is $23,000. 

Federal PLUS (Parent Loans For Undergraduate Students): This is a 
non-need-based loan, which parents may borrow to help defray the cost of 
their dependent children's education. The Federal PLUS enables parents 
to borrow the full yearly cost of attendance (as determined by the school) 
minus all other financial aid. Otherwise, there is no yearly or cumulative 
borrowing limit. Because this loan is not need-based, submission of the 
FAFSA is not required to apply. However, borrowers must first submit the 



Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid 17 



PLUS loan application to the school for calculation and certification of the 
maximum loan amount that the parent may borrow per student per year. 
The Federal PLUS is granted to borrowers based on credit-worthiness as 
determined by the lender whom the borrower selects. The interest rate for 
the Federal PLUS is variable, but capped at 9%. The rate is recalculated on 
July 1 of each year and is equivalent to 52-week Treasury Bill on June 1, 
plus 3.1%. Repayment of the PLUS begins immediately. 



COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTAL 
SCHOLARSHIPS 

Some UM colleges and departments offer merit-based scholarships. Most 
departments will only consider students who enroll for 12 credits 
per semester, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.0. 
Some of these scholarships are open to prospective freshman and 
transfer students. Some of them are only open to continuing UM 
students. For additional information regarding departmental scholarships 
please contact the appropriate college or department or visit 
www.inform.umd.edu/Edres/Scholarships/departmental.html 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES 

Agricultural & Resource Economics 

Biological Resources Engineering 

Landscape Architecture 

Natural Resource Sciences 

Natural Resources Management Program 

Nutrition & Food Science 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES 

American Studies 

Art 

Art History & Archaeology 

Asian & East European Languages and Cultures 

Classics 

Communication 

Comparative Literature 

Dance 

English Language and Literature 

French & Italian Languages and Literatures 

Germanic Studies 

History 

Jewish Studies Program 

Linguistics 

Music 

Philosophy 

Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Literatures 

Theatre 

Women's Studies 

COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

African American Studies 

Anthropology 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Economics 

Geography 

Government and Politics 

Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Joint Program in Survey Methodology 

Psychology 

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL, 
AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES 

Applied Mathematics 
Astronomy 
Computer Science 
Geology 
Mathematics 
Meteorology 
Physics 
Statistics Program 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Counseling & Personnel Services 
Curriculum & Instruction 
Education Policy, Planning, and Administration 
Human Development (Institute for Child Study) 
Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation 
Special Education 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE 

Family Studies 
Health Education 
Kinesiology 

COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM 

COLLEGE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES 

COLLEGE OF CHEMICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES 

Biology 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Chemistry & Biochemistry 

Entomology 

A. JAMES CLARK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING 

Aerospace Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Fire Protection Engineering 
Materials Science and Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Reliability Engineering 

ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 

Accounting 

Business 

Decision and Information Technologies 

Finance 

Logistics, Business and Public Policy 

Management and Organization 

Marketing 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PRESERVATION 

Architecture 

Urban Studies and Planning Program 

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Environmental Policy Program 
Public Policy 

Public Sector Financial Management 
Social Policy 

INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS 

Chemical Physics Program 
Environmental Science and Policy (BSOS) 
Systems Engineering 

RETURNING STUDENT PROGRAMS 

Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarship 

Irwin S. Kamin Adult Learner Emergency Fund 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship 

Women's Forum Scholarship 

Returning Students Program 

Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation Returning Students Program 



18 



Chapter 3 



Campus Administration, 
Resources, and Student Services 



CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION 
Office of the President 

1101 Main Administration, 301-405-5803 
Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr., President 
www.umd.edu/PRES 

The president is the chief executive officer of the University of Maryland. 
Six vice presidents, who report to the president, manage different divisions 
of the campus administration. The Office of Human Relations Programs, 
the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Maryland Fire and 
Rescue Institute report to the Office of the President. The University 
Senate, a representative legislative body of the university, advises the 
president on academic and other matters. 

Academic Affairs 

1119 Main Administration 301-405-5252 

William W. Destler, Senior Vice President and Provost 

www.provost.umd.edu/ 

The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief 
academic officer of the university with responsibility for guiding the 
academic development and direction of the institution in accordance with 
the university's mission; ensuring that our programs and faculty are of the 
highest caliber; supporting the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff 
as a special strength; and promoting academic excellence across the 
university. The deans of the 13 colleges and schools at the University 
report directly to him as do the deans for undergraduate, graduate, and 
continuing and extended education, the dean of the libraries and the chief 
information officer. The senior vice president and provost oversees the 
development, review, and implementation of all academic policies and 
regulations; consults closely with the University Senate and other faculty 
advisory groups on academic programs and policies; and serves as liaison 
with other university divisions in strategic and long-range planning. 

Administrative Affairs 

1132 Main Administration, 301-405-1105 
John D. Porcari, Vice President 
www.adminaffairs. umd.edu/ 

The Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs is responsible for 
the effective management of the physical, fiscal, and staff support 
resources of the institution. The office also provides campus safety and 
security, materials management, and other necessary support services. Of 
particular interest to students are the community awareness and security 
programs offered by the Department of Public Safety and the information 
and assistance services provided by the Bursar for concerns of students 
regarding university billings. 

Student Affairs 

2108 Mitchell Building, 301-314-8428 
Linda Clement, Vice President 
www.studentaffairs.umd.edu 

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides administrative 
leadership for 13 departments which oversee student life and health 
developmental needs. This includes services and research that help 
students clarify and fulfill their needs and objectives, and that contribute to 
a constructive campus learning environment. The office serves as a general 
point of contact for students and their families regarding student life. The 
office maintains liaison with the university chaplains, the Student 



Government Association (SGA), and the Graduate Student Association 
(GSA). The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs also provides 
administrative support for the Senior Council and Parent and Family Affairs. 

Office of Human Relations Programs 

1130 Shriver Laboratory, East Wing 

301-405-2838 

www.umd.edu/OHRP 

The Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP) advises and assists the 
President in the promotion of the university mission as it relates to 
multiculturalism, broadly conceptualized (i.e., race (inclusive of color and 
creed); ethnicity; language; national or geographic origin; socioeconomic class 
(inclusive of educational level, employment status, and familial configuration); 
sex and gender; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; physical, 
developmental, and psychological ability; religious, spiritual, faith-based, or 
secular affiliation; age and generation; physical appearance, environmental 
concern; and, on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First 
Amendment). More specifically, we facilitate partnership building between 
various constituencies of students, faculty, and staff on these issues as they 
impact schooling and are oriented toward the realization of an inclusive and 
therefore affirming environment for every citizen of the university community. 

The Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP) is responsible for initiating 
action in compliance with institutional, state, and federal directives to 
provide equal education and employment opportunities for university 
students, faculty, and staff members. We also monitor the outcomes of 
actions taken in this regard, reporting our findings to the President, the 
Campus Senate, and to the campus community at large. We provide 
students, faculty, and staff with general information on equity efforts and 
on the status of equity and compliance matters at the university. Students, 
faculty, or staff having a concern about possible inequities in educational 
or employment matters, or who wish to register a complaint, may contact 
either the Campus Compliance Officer at 301-405-2839, or a member of 
the Campus' Equity Council (see Equity Council below). 

The Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP) sponsors initiatives that 
promote intergroup relationship building, sexual harassment and hate 
crimes prevention, multicultural organizational development, and processes 
complaints of discrimination following procedures set forth in the 
University's Human Relations Code (the complete text of this Code may be 
found in chapter 10 herein). 

The efforts of the OHRP are directed toward the development of our 
students, faculty, and staff becoming principled leaders, predisposed to 
progressive action; becoming democratic citizens as outstanding in what 
they do as in who they are with respect to their commitment to furthering 
the tenets of equity and justice for all. 

Equity Council 

1119 Main Administration Building 
301-405-5793 

The Equity Council serves as an advisory group to the President and 
supports the longstanding and continuous goal of the University of 
Maryland to be a national leader in recruiting and retaining a diverse 
community of faculty, staff and students. 

The Council provides leadership in the articulation and development of 
affirmative action policies and procedures for the campus community. A 
particular focus of the Equity Council is to review and recommend, as 
appropriate, search and selection policies and procedures for the university 
and its colleges and departments. 



Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 19 



The Council consists of equity administrators from each Vice President and 
Dean's office and the Office of the President. The Special Assistant to the 
President for Equity Diversity serves as Chair of the Council. 

Dr. Robert E. Waters, Jr., Chair, Office of the President, 301-405-5793 

1119 Main Administration Building 

rewaters@umd.edu 

Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, Career Center/Student Affairs, 301-314-7236 

3100 Hornbake Library 

jadams@umd.edu 

Dr. Amel Anderson, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, 301-405-2080 

1224 Symons Hall 

aanders@umd.edu 

Dr. Viki Annand, College of Health and Human Performance, 301-405-2473 

2302 Health and Human Performance Building 

va5@umail.umd.edu 

Ms. Gloria Aparicio, Office of Administrative Affairs, 301-405-5643 

1132 Main Administration 

ga44@umail.umd.edu 

Dr. Cordell W. Black, Office of Academic Affairs, 301-405- 7227 

1127C Main Administration 

cblack@umd.edu 

Mr. Paul Brown, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, 301-226-9963 
pbrown@mfri.org 

Ms. Lavern Chapman, Robert H. Smith School of Business, 301-405-7103 

2407 Van Munching Hall 

lchapman@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Ms. Roberta H. Coates, Staff Ombuds Officer, 301-405-5795 

2148 Tawes Fine Arts Building 

rcoates@umd.edu 

Ms. Ingrid Eusebe-Farrell 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 301-405-2314 

3421 A. V.Williams Building 

ifarrell@umd.edu 

Ms. Cynthia Hale, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 

301-405-1684 

2141 Tydings Hall 

chale@umd.edu 

Dr. Diana R. Jackson, Office of Continuing Education, Summer and Special 
Programs, 301-405-6583 
2103 Reckord Armory 
dryderj@umd.edu 

Ms. Wendy A. Jacobs, College of Arts and Humanities, 301-405-2354 

1103 Francis Scott Key Hall 

wajacobs@umd.edu 

Ms. Mary Kivlighan, College of Education, 301-405-3130 

3113 Benjamin Bldg. 

mkivligh@umd.edu 

Dr. Ron Lipsman, College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical 
Sciences, 301-405-2319 
3417 A.V. Williams Building 
rlipsman@deans.umd.edu 

Dr. Delia Newman, College of Information Studies, 301-405-2054 

41213 Hornbake Library 

dneuman@umd.edu 

Mr. James Newton, Office of Undergraduate Studies, 301-405-6851 

2130K Mitchell Building 

jnewton@umd.edu 

Dr. Gary Pertmer, School of Engineering, 301-405-5227 
2309 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering 
pertmer@eng.umd.edu 

Mr. William L. Powers, School of Public Affairs, 301-405-6336 

2101 Van Munching Hall 

wpowers@umd.edu 

Mr. Daniel Ramia, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

301-405-3009 

1105 Symons Hall 

dwramia@umd.edu 

Ms. Olive Reid, College of Journalism, 301-405-2390 

2115 Journalism Building 

oreid@umd.edu 

Dr. Stephen F. Sachs, School of Architecture, 301-405-6314 

1205 Architecture Building 

ssachs@umd.edu 



Ms. Kathy Souchy, Office of University Advancement, 301-405-7746 

1230K Mitchell Building 

ksouchy@umd.edu 

Dr. Donna Wiseman, College of Education, 301-405-0866 

3119 Benjamin Building 

dlwise@umd.edu 

Office of Undergraduate Studies 

2130 Mitchell Building 

301-405-9363 

www.ugst.umd.edu 

Associate Provost and Dean: Donna B. Hamilton 

Associate Dean: Phyllis Peres 

Associate Dean: Scott Wolpert 

Assistant Dean: Lisa Kiely 

Assistants to the Dean: James Newton, Laura Slavin 

Through its many programs, the Office of Undergraduate Studies serves all 
undergraduate students at the University and the faculty and staff that support 
the undergraduate mission of the campus. The Office of Undergraduate Studies 
is the primary division at the University of Maryland responsible for leadership 
and oversight of undergraduate curricular and co-curricular education. 

For more information see Office of Undergraduate Studies in Chapter 6. 
University Relations 

2119 Main Administration, 301-405-4680 
Brodie Remington, Vice President 
www.urhome.umd.edu 

The office of the Vice President for University Relations conducts a variety 
of programs to develop greater understanding and support for the 
University of Maryland among its many publics. Units of this office include 
University Development, Constituency Development, University Marketing 
and Communications, University of Maryland College Park Foundation 
Administration, University Publications, Special Events, and Alumni 
Programs. University Relations is responsible for all official campus-wide 
advancement programs such as fund-raising, alumni affairs, university 
images, production of official campus publications, films and video 
presentations, media relations, and management of major campus events. 

University Senate 

1100 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-5805 
www.senate. umd.edu 

The University Senate, an integral part of the institution's system of shared 
governance, has representation from all segments of the campus 
community: faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students. 
Participation in the Senate or any of its 15 Standing Committees is an 
honor and a responsibility. 

The full Senate meets approximately nine times a year to consider matters of 
concern to the institution, including academic issues, university policies, 
plans of organization, facilities, and the welfare of faculty, staff, and 
students. The Senate advises the president, the chancellor, or the Board of 
Regents as appropriate. To become a student senator, students must be 
elected by students in their college or school or the Office of Undergraduate 
Studies in centralized, online elections. Elections are held every year during 
the spring semester. Students are also encouraged to participate in Senate 
Standing Committees, such as Student Affairs and Human Relations. These 
committees draw membership from the campus community at large and 
cover every aspect of campus life and function. Details about the election 
and appointment process are available from the University Senate Office. 



ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SERVICES 

Academic Achievement Programs 

3216 J.M. Patterson Building, 301-405-4736 
Executive Director: Dr. Jerry L. Lewis 
www.aap.umd.edu/ 

The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) primarily provides resources 
and opportunities for low-income individuals, first generation college 
students, disabled students and traditionally under-represented students. 

For more information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies section in 
Chapter 6. 



20 Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 



Academic Advising 

Academic advising is an essential part of an undergraduate's 
educational experience. 

Advantages of Advising 

Students can expect advising to help them: 

• better understand their purposes for attending the university; 

• develop insights about personal behaviors that promote improved 
adjustment to the campus setting; 

• increase their awareness of academic programs and course offerings at 
the University of Maryland; 

• more frequently explore opportunities both inside and outside the 
classroom for intellectual and cultural development; 

• acquire decision-making skills that can accelerate academic and 
career planning; 

• more realistically evaluate their academic progress and its relationships 
to successful planning; and 

• understand the relationship between academic success and 
planning skills. 

Required Advising 

Students enrolled in certain majors are required to see advisors before 
each registration. Even when advising is not mandatory, the university 
expects students in the following categories to consult their advisors. 

• Students in their first year of registration at the University of Maryland 

• Students with more than 56 credits who have not chosen a major 

• Students receiving an academic warning (mandatory) 

• Students dismissed from the university (mandatory) 

• Students who withdraw from the university (mandatory) 

• Students nearing graduation 

• Students with 70-80 credits: senior audit 

• Student athletes 

Finding An Advisor 

Undergraduate students are encouraged to use the many advising 
opportunities available to them. At both college and department levels, at 
least one person has been designated to coordinate advising. A list of 
these persons, including name, room number, and telephone extension, is 
published each semester in the Schedule of Classes. 

Admissions 

Ground Floor, Mitchell Building, 301-314-8385 
www.uga.umd.edu/ 

The services offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are 
designed to meet the individual needs of prospective students. The office 
provides general information about the University of Maryland through 
brochures, letters, information sessions, and campus tours. Admissions 
staff evaluate the applications of both freshman and transfer students in 
order to select qualified students. The Reenrollment Office, a part of 
Undergraduate Admissions, reviews all applications for readmission and 
reinstatement. For more information about undergraduate admissions, see 
chapter 1. 

America Reads* America Counts 

0144 Holzapfel Hall 301-314-READ 
www.umd.edu/arac 

America Reads*America Counts, part of the Office of Community Service 
Learning, provides federal work-study students the opportunity to serve as 
reading and math mentors in nearby Prince George's County elementary 
schools. Students tutor 6-10 hours per week and are matched with 3-5 
children per semester. Mentors receive excellent training and salary. 
Opportunities exist for students to enhance their leadership skills and 
provide administrative support to the program as well. Contact America 
Reads*America Counts to learn whether you can be eligible for federal 
work-study or for more information about the program. 

Computing Services: Office of Information Technology 

Phone: 301-405-7700 
Fax: 301-405-0300 
e-mail: oit@umail.umd.edu 
www.oit.umd.edu 

University of Maryland students are part of an academic community that 
enjoys access to networked computer and telecommunications resources 
that are among the best in the nation. The Office of Information Technology 
(OIT) provides technology infrastructures and focuses attention on services 
that support university education and research missions as well as 
underlying business processes. 



Many faculty members have integrated technology into courses as part of 
the learning process, both in and outside of the classroom. Computer 
accounts enable students to store class work on a networked server, use 
on-line classroom support materials, send e-mail, and create web sites. 
Residence Halls provide a "port-per-pillow," and workstation labs across 
the university feature PC, Mac, and UNIX environments for those needing a 
computer, laser printing, or course-related software. An Adaptive 
Technology Lab and equipment are available to users requiring them. 

Testudo (www.testudo.umd.edu) is a web-based, one-stop-shop for on-line 
university resources that students need the most. It allows you access to your 
individual registration and course information. You can view the schedule of 
classes, find the sections with preferred instructors and openings, and register 
on-line, all from the comfort of your dorm room or home. You can check the 
status of your financial aid, see your grades, view your outstanding parking 
tickets, order transcripts, apply for a new residence hall room assignment, and 
much more. It is all password protected and secure to ensure your privacy. 

Assistance in solving operating system or software problems is available 
from the OIT Help Desk (www.helpdesk.umd.edu, 301-405-1500). 
Additional computer help is offered through short-term, non-credit "peer 
training" classes, (www.oit.umd.edu/pt) 

Student Financial Services Center 

1135 Lee Building, 301-314-9000 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers a variety of financial 
assistance and student employee programs. Assistance is granted primarily 
on the basis of the applicant's financial need as determined by the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The OSFA staff is available for 
individual counseling on matters pertaining to financing a college education. 
For additional information, see chapter 2, Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid. 

College Gateway Programs 

Director: Shirley H. Morman 
3103 Turner Hall, 301-314-7763 
Educational Talent Search: www.etsp.umd.edu 
ProjectLINKS: www.projectlinks.umd.edu 

Educational Talent Search increases the college participation of low-income 
and first-generation college students. ProjectLINKS features homework 
support through an innovative online tutoring model for middle-school 
students. 

For more information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies section in 
Chapter 6. 

Honor Societies 

www.union.umd.edu/studentorg/ 

Students who excel in scholarship and leadership may be invited to join the 
appropriate honor society. Honor societies at Maryland include: 

Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry) 

*Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Engineering) 

♦Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med) 

Alpha Epsilon Rho (Broadcast Journalism) 

*Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) 

*Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Scholarship) 

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice) 

Alpha Zeta (Agriculture) 

Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting) 

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Management) 

Black Honors Caucus 

*Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering) 

Delta Nu Alpha (Transportation) 

Delta Phi Alpha (German) 

Delta Sigma Pi (Business) 

Eta Beta Rho (Hebrew) 

*Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering) 

•Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography) 

♦Golden Key Honor Society (Leadership/Scholarship) 

*Kappa Delta Pi (Education) 

♦Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism) 

♦Lambda Pi Eta (Speech Communication) 

♦Mortar Board National Honor Society (Scholarship) 

♦National Society of Collegiate Scholars 

♦Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemistry Engineering) 

♦Omega Rho (Business) 

♦Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) 

♦Omicron Delta Kappa (Scholarship/Leadership) 

♦Order of Omega (Fraternity/Sorority Leadership) 



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Phi Alpha Epsilon (Health/Human Resources) 

*Phi Alpha Theta (History) 

Phi Beta Kappa (Scholarship) 

Phi Chi Theta (Business and Economics) 

*Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Scholarship) 

*Phi Kappa Phi (Senior/Graduate Scholarship) 

*Phi Sigma (Biology) 

*Phi Sigma Pi (Scholarship/Leadership) 

*Phi Sigma lota (French/Italian) 

*Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) 

*Phi Sigma Theta 

Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering) 

*Primannum Honor Society 

*Psi Chi (Psychology) 

Sigma Alpha Omicron (Microbiology) 

Sigma Delta Chi (Journalism) 

*Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish) 

*Sigma Tau Delta (English) 

*Tau Beta Pi (Engineering) 

Tau Beta Sigma 

♦Member of Association of College Honor Societies 
Intercollegiate Athletics 

Comcast Center, 301-314-7075 
www.umterps.com 

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is responsible for directing 
intercollegiate athletic programs for both women and men, and for 
managing the campus' athletic complex. 

Women's intercollegiate athletic teams include cross country, field hockey, 
soccer and volleyball in the fall; basketball, competitive cheer, swimming, 
indoor track and gymnastics during the winter; and lacrosse, Softball, 
outdoor track and water polo in the spring. Tennis and golf competition is 
scheduled in both the fall and spring seasons. 

There are men's teams in football, soccer and cross country in the fall; 
basketball, swimming, wrestling, and indoor track during the winter; and 
baseball, golf, tennis, lacrosse and outdoor track in the spring. 

Men's and women's teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 
and in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

National Collegiate Athletic Association Requirements for 
Student Athletes' Continuing Eligibility(For student-athletes first 
enrolling at a collegiate institution prior to August 1, 2003) 
(Subject to change) 

1. NCAA eligibility for regular season competition subsequent to the 
student's first year is based upon satisfactory completion prior to each 
fall term of twenty-four (24) semester hours of acceptable degree 
credits or an average of twelve (12) semester hours per term of 
attendance. Students must earn 75% of degree credits (minimum of 18 
credits) during fall and spring semesters. No more than 25% (6 credits) 
may be earned during summer sessions. 

2. The calculation of credit hours shall be based upon hours accepted for 
degree credit at the institution. 

3. Student athletes must declare a major program of study no later than 
the beginning of their fifth full-time term of attendance. 

4. Credit hours earned toward athletic eligibility for students in declared 
majors must be acceptable in their specific degree program. 

5. The 24 credit hours of acceptable credit required each year may include 
credits earned for a repeated course when the previous grade was an F, 
but usually does not include the credits if the previous grade was D 
or better. 

6. Student athletes who enter their third year of college enrollment must 
have successfully completed at least 25% of the course requirements 
in their specific degree program. 

7. Student athletes who enter their fourth year of college enrollment must 
have successfully completed at least 50% of the course requirements 
in their specific degree program. 

8. Student athletes who enter their fifth year of college enrollment must 
have successfully completed at least 75% of the course requirements 
in their specific degree program. 

9. Student athletes entering their third year of college enrollment shall 
present a cumulative minimum GPA that equals 90% of the institution's 
overall cumulative minimum GPA required for graduation. 

10. Student athletes entering their fourth or subsequent year of college 
enrollment shall present a cumulative minimum GPA that equals 95% of 
the institution's cumulative minimum GPA required for graduation. 



National Collegiate Athletic Association Requirements for 
Student-Athletes' Continuing Eligibility (For student-athletes first 
entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2003) 
(Subject to change) 

1. NCAA eligibility for regular season competition subsequent to the 
student's first year is based upon satisfactory completion of prior to each 
fall term or since the beginning of the preceding two semesters of twenty- 
four (24) semester hours of acceptable degree credit, 18 of which must 
be earned during the academic year. In addition, each term a student- 
athlete must pass six credits to be eligible for the upcoming semester. 

2. The calculation of credit hours shall be based upon hours accepted for 
degree credit at the institution. 

3. Student athletes must declare a major program of study no later than 
the beginning of their fifth term of attendance. 

4 Credit hours earned toward athletic eligibility for students in declared 
majors must be acceptable in their specific degree program. 

5. The 24 credit hours of acceptable credit required each year may include 
credits earned for a repeated course when the previous grade was an F, 
but usually does not include the credits if the previous grade was a D or 
better. 

6. Student athletes who enter their third year of collegiate enrollment must 
have successfully completed at least 40% of the course requirements 
in their specific degree program. 

7. Student athletes who enter their fourth year of collegiate enrollment 
must have successfully completed at least 60% of the course 
requirements in their specific degree program. 

8. Student athletes who enter their fifth year of collegiate enrollment must 
have successfully completed at least 80% of the course requirements 
in their specific degree program. 

9. Student athletes entering their second year of collegiate enrollment 
shall present a cumulative minimum GPA that equals 90% of the 
institution's overall cumulative minimum GPA required for graduation. 

10. Student athletes entering their third year of collegiate enrollment shall 
present a cumulative minimum GPA that equals 95% of the institution's 
overall cumulative minimum GPA required for graduation. 

11. Student athletes entering their fourth or subsequent year of college 
enrollment shall present a cumulative minimum GPA that equals 100% of 
the institution's overall cumulative minimum GPA required for graduation. 

University of Maryland Athletic Eligibility Requirements 

Students should contact ICA for updated information. Changes in GPA 
requirements are under review. The University of Maryland requires student 
athletes to maintain a specified minimum grade point average to be eligible 
for competition. The following standards are effective beginning fall, 1999: 



Freshman (end of 1st semester) 
End of 1st year 
End of 2nd year 
End of 3rd year 

Mid-Year Enrollees 



1.29 cumulative GPA 
1.78 cumulative GPA 
1.90 cumulative GPA 
2.00 cumulative GPA 



Student athletes who first matriculate in the Spring semester are required 
to meet the following grade point average standards: 



End of 1st semester 


1.29 cumulative GPA 


End of 2nd semester 


1.78 cumulative GPA 


End of 3rd semester 


1.86 cumulative GPA 


End of 4th semester 


1.90 cumulative GPA 


End of 5th semester 


1.94 cumulative GPA 


End of 6th semester 


2.00 cumulative GPA 


End of 7th semester 


2.00 cumulative GPA 


End of 8th semester 


2.00 cumulative GPA 



Student athletes who meet the required grade point average and all other 
conference, institutional, and NCAA eligibility requirements will be eligible 
to compete for the full academic year with the exceptions noted below: 

1. Student athletes who fail to meet necessary grade point average 
requirements for the fall semester are ineligible for the entire academic 
year. However, ineligible student athletes may restore their eligibility at 
the end of any semester if they raise their grade point average to the 
minimum standard for the current year. 

2. Ineligible student athletes are not permitted to compete or travel. 

3. First-semester freshmen and transfer student athletes will be required 
to meet established grade point average requirements after their initial 
semester at the university. Transfer students are required to attain the 
appropriate grade point averages based upon year of enrollment. 



22 Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 



4. Mid-year matriculants are required to meet the established GPA 
standard for each of their first three semesters. Thereafter, they will be 
reviewed at the beginning of each Fall term. 

5. Student athletes in their final year of eligibility must maintain a 
2.0 cumulative GPA in order to be eligible for competition during 
Spring term. 

6. Eligible student athletes who go on academic probation after Fall term 
are required to attend supervised study sessions and receive academic 
support services as assigned by the Academic Support Unit staff. 

7. Dismissed and later reinstated student athletes are ineligible for 
competition until they meet designated grade point averages. 

The Office of Intercollegiate Athletics also sponsors a number of awards for 
achievement in athletics and/or scholarship. Consult the Student Athlete 
Handbook for details. 

For further information, contact the Academic Support and Career 
Development unit, 301-314-7043. Fax: 301-314-9997. 

International Education Services 

3116 Mitchell Building, 301-314-7740 
E-mail: iesadv@deans.umd.edu 
www.umd.edu/INTL/ 

International students and faculty receive a wide variety of services 
designed to help them benefit from their experience in the United States. 
International Education Services (IES) works closely with the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions, evaluating academic records from overseas 
and processing applications for English proficiency, visa, and financial 
requirements. IES sponsors orientation programs, immigration and 
employment seminars, and coordinates activities for the International 
House. IES advisors counsel international students concerning immigration 
and personal issues. 

F-l and J-l status students. Students with F-l or J-l status are 
responsible for following the regulations of the U.S. Immigration and 
Naturalization Service pertaining to their visa status. The regulations affect 
extension of stay, transfers, off-campus employment authorization, 
practical training, and course loads. The Office of International Education 
Services is the only office on campus authorized to sign documents which 
must be forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 

Maintaining Status 

• Full-time registration: In order to maintain full-time student status for 
immigration purposes, F-l and J-l undergraduate students are 
expected to register for and complete a minimum credit load of 12 
hours per semester. Pre-approval from IES is required if you are going 
to complete the semester with fewer than 12 credits. 

• Documents: International students must have a valid passport at all 
times unless exempt from passport requirements. If your 1-20 or 
DS-2109 will soon expire you should apply for an extension at least 
30 days prior to the program completion date on the document. To 
travel outside the U.S. and re-enter as an F-l or J-l, an advisor in IES 
must sign your 1-20 or DS-2109 before you leave. 

• Health Insurance: F-l and J-l students are required to carry adequate 
health insurance while attending the university. There are federal 
health insurance requirements for J-l students and their dependents. 
Students must either purchase the health insurance plan available in 
the Office of International Education Services or show proof of 
coverage that meets USIA guidelines. Visit the Health Center for 
assistance with insurance. 

English Language Instruction for Non-native Speakers. The University of 
Maryland, through the Maryland English Institute, offers two programs for 
English language instruction for those who are not native speakers of 
English. For those students who are admissible but require part-time 
English instruction, the Maryland English Institute offers semi-intensive 
(part-time) instruction. Semi-intensive study would also require the student 
to enroll in a half-time academic program. For more information about the 
institute, see the College of Arts and Humanities entry in chapter 6. 

Study Abroad Office. American students and faculty receive advice and 
information about study, travel, and work in other countries. Students may 
obtain assistance with transfer credits, reenrollment, pre-registration, and 
housing for the semester they return to campus. The University of Maryland 
offers study abroad programs throughout the world. For more information 
about Study Abroad, see Campus-Wide Programs in chapter 7. 



Division of Letters and Sciences 

1117 Hornbake Library 

Interim Director: John Bowman 

General Advising: 301-314-8418 or 8419 

Pre-Professional Advising: 301-405-2793 

Credit-By-Exam: 301-314-9423 

www.ltsc.umd.edu/ 

Letters and Sciences is the academic home for students exploring a variety 
of fields before selecting a major, for post-baccalaureate students taking 
additional course work, and for non-degree seeking students taking 
undergraduate courses. Letters and Sciences may also serve as the 
academic home for students completing requirements for entry into a 
Limited Enrollment Program. 

For more information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies section in 
Chapter 6. 

Faculty Awards: Teaching and Research 

www.faculty.umd.edu/FacAwards/ 

In addition to the many awards given by individual academic units, the 
university bestows various awards on faculty who demonstrate an 
extraordinary commitment to research and undergraduate teaching. These 
awards include: 

Celebrating Teachers Awards 

Departmental Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Awards 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 

Distinguished University Professor 

General Research Board Awards 

Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize 

Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award 

Lilly-CTE Teaching Fellowships 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants 

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) 

1101 Hornbake Library, 301-405-5616 or 405-3830 
www.umd.edu/OMSE 

Academic Support and Leadership Focus. The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student 
Education (OMSE) provides academic support programs and services to 
enhance the recruitment, retention and graduation of undergraduate multi- 
ethnic students at the University of Maryland (UM), College Park. OMSE's 
academic support activities include a tutorial service, mentoring programs, 
an annual Career and Job Fair, academic classes that develop college 
success skills and peer helping strategies, EDCP-108N and EDCP-312; and 
Academic and Leadership Excellence programs. As an academic unit, OMSE 
strives to identify and meet changing needs that affect the success of our 
undergraduate multi-ethnic students. OMSE collaborates with other campus 
offices and college programs to achieve this goal, as well as to promote a 
positive community of learners who are sensitive to issues of diversity, and 
to enhance the academic experience of our diverse undergraduate student 
population at UM. 

Study Lounge and Computer Workstation. The OMSE office suite contains 
a study lounge that serves as a tutorial center and an open workstation 
laboratory. The study lounge provides multi-ethnic students with an 
opportunity to study, get assistance from a tutor, and work on state-of-the- 
art computers in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Liaison to Student Organizations. OMSE staff actively support a number of 
multi-ethnic pre-professional undergraduate student societies in law, 
business, science, health, and education disciplines. OMSE also supports 
and works closely with the campus Asian-American Student Union, Black 
Student Union, Latino Student Union, and Native Indian American Student 
Union. 

Orientation 

1102 Cole Field House, 301-314-8212 
Director: Gerry Strumpf 
www.orientation.umd.edu/ 

The goal of Orientation is to introduce new students to the University of 
Maryland community. The Orientation Office offers a wide range of 
transitional programming and services for students and their families as 
they prepare to attend the University of Maryland. 

For more information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies section in 
Chapter 6. 



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Pre-College Programs 

1101 West Education Annex 

Executive Director: Georgette Hardy DeJesus 

www.precollege.umd.edu/ 

Upward Bound Program, 301-405-6776 

Upward Bound-Higher-Educational Opportunities for Latino Achievers 

(HOLA), 301-405-0895 

Upward Bound-Math and Science Regional Center, 301-405-1773 

The University of Maryland Pre-College Programs in Office Of Undergraduate 
Studies is comprised of the federally and state funded programs. These 
programs generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in post- 
secondary education. Pre-College Programs is part of the Federal TRIO 
Programs, which provides educational opportunity outreach programs 
designed to motivate and provide support to low-income and/or first- 
generation college bound high school students. 

For more information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies section in 
Chapter 6. 

Office of Professional Studies 

2103 Reckord Armory, 301-405-6535 
Judith K. Broida, Associate Provost and Dean 
www.professionalstudies.umd.edu 
www.onlinestudies.umd.edu 
www.spoc.umd.edu 

The Office of Professional Studies (OPS) manages and administers 
professional education, online studies and numerous outreach activities on 
behalf of the university. OPS offers programs and services and partners with 
colleges and departments to meet the professional development needs of 
government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational 
institutions and professional associations. Leveraging the university's vast 
resources, OPS provides for the transferring of knowledge within the 
university and the application of the university's research to external groups. 

SPOC (single point of contact) — SPOC is based in OPS and serves as a 
convenient one-stop shop for students seeking information or wishing to 
enroll in credit programs such as Summer Term, Science in the Evening 
and other special programs. It provides online access to admission, 
registration, course offerings, tuition and fees payment, library and other 
e-commerce functions. 

Office of Summer & Winter Terms 

2103 Reckord Armory, 301-405-6551 
Chuck Wilson, Director 
www.summer.umd.edu 
www.winter.umd.edu 

Summer Term — More than 1,700 undergraduate and graduate courses are 
offered in six sessions as well as many noncredit seminars and workshops. 
Credit courses offered during Summer Term are taught by University of 
Maryland faculty and follow the same rigorous standards as courses 
offered during the fall and spring semesters. Smaller classes offer 
students greater student-faculty interaction and emphasis is placed on 
providing classes that fulfill general education requirements. Students use 
Summer Term to accelerate their progress toward graduation, fulfill 
prerequisites, meet eligibility requirements for certain majors and explore 
other majors. Summer Term offers two pre-college programs: the Young 
Scholars Program and The Arts! at Maryland program, both targeting 
academically qualified high school juniors and seniors. Freshmen First 
helps fall and spring semester newly admitted freshmen get oriented to the 
university while earning academic credits, an especially attractive option for 
easing the transition from high school to college. The Intensive Language 
Institute offers the opportunity for students to complete their foreign 
language requirements in just one summer while gaining a greater 
understanding of literary and cultural traditions. 

Winter Term — This three-week session offers more that 180 undergraduate 
and graduate courses as well as noncredit seminars and workshops. 
Winter Term provides courses that help students accelerate their progress 
toward graduation, fulfill prerequisites, meet eligibility requirements for 
certain majors and explore other majors. Moreover, the winter session 
offers courses that are hands-on, experiential or service learning, 
independent study or directed research. Credit courses offered during 
Winter Term are taught by University of Maryland faculty and follow the 
same rigorous standards as courses offered during the fall and spring 
semesters. 



Office of the Registrar 

Registrar: David Robb 

Mitchell Building, first floor, 301-314-8240 

www.testudo.umd.edu 

The Office of the Registrar provides services to students and academic 
departments related to the processes of registration, scheduling, 
withdrawal, and graduation. The office also maintains students' academic 
records and issues transcripts. Staff members are available to students for 
consultation. For detailed information about registration procedures, 
student records, and academic regulations, see chapter 4. 

Research: Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research 

McKeldin Library, 301-314-6786 
www.ugresearch.umd.edu 

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR), an initiative from 
the Office of the Dean of Office of Undergraduate Studies, was created as 
a resource for both faculty and students. The Center, which is located in 
McKeldin Library, serves as a clearinghouse for both on- and off-campus 
research opportunities for undergraduate students. Additionally, faculty 
members can share different models of incorporating undergraduate 
students into research programs, and ways that undergraduate research 
has been infused into the curriculum. For more information, please see 
www.ugresearch.umd.edu or call 301-314-6786. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 

0405 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-9356 
Director: Spencer Benson 
www.cte.umd.edu/ 

The Center for Teaching Excellence supports departmental, individual and 
campus-wide efforts to enhance teaching and learning at the University of 
Maryland. The Center provides workshops, evaluation, development and 
support strategies and administers programs including: the Undergraduate 
Teaching Assistants; Lilly Teaching Fellows; Instructional Improvement 
Grants and others. 

For more information, see Office of Undergraduate Studies section in 
Chapter 6. 

Tutoring 

3215 J.M. Patterson, 301-405-4745 
www.umd.edu/AAP 

The Intensive Educational Development Program (IED) in the Academic 
Achievement Programs (AAP) provides tutoring services for eligible University of 
Maryland students. The schedule for tutoring, study skills, math support, and 
english support classes is available at 3215 J.M. Patterson Building. 
Academic support classes are offered for many lower-level CORE classes, 
including math and english classes, as well as for selected entry-level classes 
for numerous majors (for example Business or Biological Sciences). For a 
schedule of classes as well as eligibility status for AAP's services, please 
contact the Tutoring Coordinator at 301-405-4745 or cserno@wam.umd.edu. 
Also, please check AAP's webpage at www.umd.edu/aap for schedules, job 
opportunities as tutors, and further information about the program. 



STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 

Alumni Association 

Rossborough Inn 301-405-4678 
www.alumni.umd.edu 

The University of Maryland Alumni Association is a non-profit, membership 
organization for alumni of the University of Maryland, College Park. By 
taking traditional and innovative approaches to alumni programming, the 
alumni association fills many purposes, including the needs of students. 

In conjunction with Senior Council and the Office of Student Affairs, the 
association supports professional development programs to prepare 
students for life in the "real world." Prospective and current students may 
apply for scholarships through the Maryland Alumni Association Scholarship 
Program. New graduates receive a complimentary membership in the 
alumni association that includes its full range of benefits. The alumni 
association also offers graduates early access to the Terp Alumni Network, 
a free online alumni community featuring permanent Terp email and a 
searchable alumni directory. Upon graduation, the alumni association 
invites new graduates to join its Young Alumni Club, which provides 
activities for alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years. 



24 Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 



In addition to student programming, the alumni association honors alumni 
who have distinguished themselves professionally and personally through the 
University of Maryland Alumni Association Hall of Fame and Annual Awards 
Gala. It provides special programs and services, such as consumer 
discounts, that benefit all alumni. It promotes continuing education through 
its cultural seminars and international travel program. Most of all the alumni 
association seeks to build the Terrapin Spirit by supporting more than 30 
alumni clubs and academic chapters throughout the country and the world. 

The alumni association has 20 staff members, is governed by a board of 
alumni volunteers, and is supported by countless other alumni volunteers 
around the country. 

Book Center 

Stamp Student Union, lower level, 301-314-B00K 
www.ubc.umd.edu 

The Book Center provides a convenient (on-campus) selection of textbooks 
and general-interest books, including literature, technical books, and best 
sellers. It also offers a large selection of school and office supplies, 
computers and software to meet every educational need. The Book Center 
also carries a wide selection of imprinted clothes and related items. 

The Book Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:30 
a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours for special events. 

Campus Programs 

0110 Stamp Student Union, 301-314-7174 
www.union.umd.edu/campusprograms 

The mission of the Office of Campus Programs is to support and complement 
the university's academic mission and to enhance the educational 
experience of students through exposure to and participation in social, 
cultural, recreational, leadership, intellectual, and governance activities. 

A primary focus of the mission is the concept of student involvement. The 
Office is committed to providing opportunities for all students to be 
involved in experiences on campus and in the community that enhance 
their overall development. 

Student Organizations. The Office of Campus Programs registers all 
student organizations at the university and makes available a directory of 
more than 400 groups on their web site. Organization support services 
including workshops, accounting assistance, advisors' workshops, and 
leadership training programs for organization leaders as well as 
involvement sessions offered for classes and through orientation are just 
some of the ways involvement is nurtured for organizations and individuals. 

Organization Advising. Major student groups such as the Student 
Government Association, the Homecoming Committee, and SEE Events 
as well as multicultural groups such as the Asian American Student 
Union, Black Student Union, Pride Alliance, and Latino Student Union 
receive direct advising from the staff of Campus Programs. Other student 
groups can also obtain help from the staff by request. The OCP staff will 
assist groups in programming, securing a faculty advisor, officer 
transitions, and in efforts to create new organizations. 

Leadership Development. Campus Programs offers a wide range of 
credit-bearing leadership courses offered in conjunction with the 
Counseling and Personnel Services Department in the College of 
Education. The office's web site details these offerings. In addition, the 
staff offers a wide range of training experiences in interpersonal and 
organizational development ranging in format from half-day seminars and 
weekend workshops to the full semester Terrapin Leadership Institute. 

Commuter Students. The Office of Campus Programs provides 
outreach and advocacy for students commuting to campus. Services 
include outreach via the regular Wednesday lunchtime "Hot Spot" 
informational program. OCP staff coordinates advising for individua 
commuter students and the University's Commuter Association. 

Programs and Leisure Learning Opportunities. The Union and 
Campus Programs staff work with student volunteers and leaders to 
provide options for out of class engagement in recreational options 
including the Hoff Movie Theater, the Art and Learning Center (offering 
non-credit courses), the Union Gallery (featuring regular displays of the 
visual arts), the Union Recreation Center (bowling, billiards, and more), 
and the regular offerings of Weekends at Maryland including First Friday 
programs and Phat Friday concerts. A complete listing of leisure options 
is featured in the Diamondback in a weekly calendar for both weekday 
and weekend events. 



Career Center 

3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 301-314-7225 
E-mail: CareerHelp@ds9.umd.edu 
www.Career Center.umd.edu 

8:30 a.m -4:30 p.m. 

(refer to the Career Center website for current Resource Room and Same 

Day Assistance hours) 

Mission 

The Career Center supports the University's mission and its academic 
programs by providing a variety of programs and services to meet the 
diverse career development and employment needs of degree-seeking 
students and alumni. The center teaches, advises and counsels students 
to make decisions about career interests, employment and further or 
continued education; it collaborates with academic departments, employers 
and alumni in the delivery of programs and services. All students should 
consider internship and/or coop opportunities an integral part of their 
academic endeavors. Students should incorporate these opportunities into 
the pursuit of their degree. 

Resources 

Career and Employment Resource Room: The Career & Employment 
Resource Room is a central point to learn about our many services and 
resources on career planning, internships, applying to graduate/ 
professional school, and the job search. The Resource Room contains an 
extensive collection of books and videos; computer-assisted career 
exploration; computers with internet connection; and employer information. 

The Resource Room is open to students at the University of Maryland and 
University of Maryland alumni, as well as students at other campuses, and 
the public. 

Career Assistance: Same day career assistance appointments (30 minutes) 
and individual career counseling appointments (one hour) may be scheduled 
with Career Center staff. This time is used to assist students in identifying 
majors suited to their interests, helping them to understand the world of 
work, and preparing them for the job search by focusing on their skills and 
interests. We also provide assistance in the graduate school application 
process, and work with alumni in beginning their career changes. 

Web Site: Students can visit the Career Center online to explore majors, 
identify potential employers and career fields, get tips on writing a resume, 
search for jobs, investigate internships, research graduate school, and 
connect to recommended career-related web sites. 

TERP (The Employment Registration Program) Online: For fast and 
comprehensive access to employment opportunities, the Career Center 
recommends that every student register for TERP Online. TERP Online 
provides students with free access to Job Listings, On-Campus Interviewing, 
and Resume Referral as well as updated information on career and job fairs. 
TERP Online students receive special email bulletins on upcoming 
employment events related to their major. 

On-Campus Interviewing: On-Campus Interviewing offers students the 
opportunity to interview on campus with a variety of employers for full-time, 
internship, or part-time positions. To participate in On-Campus Interviewing 
students must register on TERP Online. On-Campus Interviewing is also 
available to recent alumni. 

Job Listing: Current job listings — including part-time, internship, graduate 
assistantship, and full-time positions — are accessible 24 hours via TERP 
Online. Additional jobs are posted on the bulletin boards outside the Center. 
Students seeking short term part-time jobs should consider our Quick Bucks 
email service. 

Credentials Services: Every University of Maryland undergraduate and 
graduate student can establish a permanent professional file which holds 
letters of recommendation and background information to support 
applications for employment and graduate/professional school. 

Resume Referral: This resume database allows students and alumni to 
present their qualifications to employers who are not interviewing on 
campus. By registering for TERP Online, the student joins a pool of 
candidates accessible to employers requesting applicants with specific 
skills or backgrounds to fill their current job openings. Employers review 
resumes and then contact qualified candidates to arrange office interviews 
or request additional information. 

Terp Network: This online system is available through the Career Center's 
web site, and connects students and alumni with parents of Maryland 
students or with UM alumni who can offer advice and mentoring in a given 
career field of interest. 



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Federal Work Study Students Note: Students eligible for Federal Work 
Study/Community Service positions should contact the Office of Student 
Financial Aid at: www.umd.edu/FIN/ or 301-314-9000 

Engineering Majors Note: Additional support for part-time, internship and 
cooperative education positions is available through the Engineering Co-op 
and Career Services office at 301-405-3863. 

Business Majors Note: Additional support for part-time, internship, 
cooperative education, and full-time positions is available through the 
Undergraduate Business Career Center office at 301-405-7103. 

Academic Courses: The Career Center offers a variety of career 
development courses. 

EDCP 2081 - Internship Experiences: Designed to provide students with 
the full experience of searching for, obtaining, and successfully 
completing an internship. Themes may include understanding the 
relationship of internship experiences to majors and/or career paths, 
setting learning objectives, making the most of an internship experience, 
and evaluating offers. 

EDCP 108J - Job Search Strategies: Designed for students who are 
seeking to learn more about strategies for landing full time employment 
and succeeding at work. Themes may include resume writing and 
interview preparation, determining fit and appropriateness of positions, 
setting realistic expectations for salaries and duties, appropriate work 
etiquette, networking, selecting references, on-the-job success, and 
managing work cultures and dynamics. 

UNIV099 - Internship Experience: Designed to complement students 
supervised work experiences. Topics may include exploring career 
options, developing professional work skills, and examining the 
relationship between internship and academic coursework. Good 
academic standing, submission of transcript, and internship description 
and approval of instructor required. 



America Reads 

In collaboration with UM's office of financial aid and the Prince George's 
County Public School system, over 100 Maryland federal work-study 
students serve as reading mentors in eleven under-sources schools in our 
county. America Reads also sponsors Partners in Print which encourages 
family literacy in America Reads schools. 

Resources For the Community 

Community agencies recruit students, faculty and staff by attending the 
annual involvement fair, participating outreach tables in the student union, 
and posting information on our interactive database and weekly listserv. 
OCSL sponsors agency orientation programs and offers individual 
consultation to assist agencies with more targeted recruiting. 

Counseling Center 

Shoemaker Building, 301-314-7651; Fax: 301-314-9206 
www.umd.edu/cc 

Seeking help is a sign of strength! Many students encounter a variety of 
personal, social, career, and academic issues that call for assistance 
beyond advice provided by friends and family. Fortunately, the Counseling 
Center provides free and confidential counseling services to all University of 
Maryland students. To schedule an appointment call 301-314-7651 or stop 
by Shoemaker Building. Walk-in counseling is available to minority students 
every day from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Counseling Center Services 

Personal/Social Counseling. You don't have to deal with your problems 
alone. In a warm and supportive environment, you can meet with a 
professional counselor to discuss any concern you may have related to your 
personal and social well-being. Among the topics many students discuss in 
counseling are self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, sex, family 
problems, and loneliness. You may see a counselor for individual counseling 
or join one of the many counselor-led support groups. Call 301-314-7651. 



Career Development 

Special events bring students and employer representatives together for 
information exchange and employment contact. Stay tuned on the following 
special events through the Career Center's website: 

• Career Center Events 

• Internship and Part-Time Job Fair 

• Law Schools Day 

• Graduate Schools Day 

• National Student Employment Week 

• Spring Career Fair 

• Fall Career Fair 

• Maryland Metropolitan Area Teachers Interviewing Consortium 

• Diversity Symposium 

Community Service-Learning 

1120 Stamp Student Union, 301-314-2273 
www.cls.umd.edu 

The Office of Community Service-Learning promotes service-learning, as an 
integral aspect of education and fosters university engagement within the 
larger community. The OCSL website contains information and resources 
such as an interactive database of 800+ community agencies, handouts, 
and step-by-step guidance for getting involved in service. OCSL offers on- 
site personal assistance, a weekly listserv of service opportunities, and 
presentations across campus. OCSL educational materials also include 
resources about social issues, leadership, curriculum development, and 
strategies for facilitating reflection. 

Resources For Students 

The office supports students engaged in service through monthly 
networking meetings, an annual Leaders in Service retreat, and a three- 
credit course that links the issues of leadership, service, and social 
change. The office participates in campus-wide resource fairs, coordinates 
volunteer recognition events and programs, and offers a consultation and 
presentations to any student group or organization. Each summer, OCSL 
offers a community-service Terrapin Expeditions for New and Transfer 
Students (Service TENTS). 

Resources For Faculty 

OCSL promotes service-learning within academic courses across disciplines 
and within the living and learning communities. To that end we offer faculty 
workshops, individual consultation, sample syllabi, a lending library, and an 
on-line faculty handbook for service-learning. Programs for faculty include 
the service-learning undergraduate teaching assistant program, annual 
instructional improvement grants, and an ongoing assessment program. 



Career Counseling. A normal part of your development in college is 
identifying who you are in relation to a future career. You can get help with 
this process in individual career counseling at the Counseling Center. Your 
exploration may include taking career interest tests and interpreting the 
results with a professional counselor or taking advantage of a computerized 
career information system. Whether you are choosing a major, establishing 
career goals, or considering job opportunities, it is important to understand 
how your personality, values, and interests relate to your future 
professional life. Career counseling at the Counseling Center is a good 
place to begin. Call 301-314-7651. 

Academic Skills Counseling. Many students have academic skills that they 
would like to improve. If you're tired of struggling because of your own weak 
areas, schedule an appointment to see the Counseling Center's education 
specialists. They can help you enhance such skills as reading, writing, note- 
taking, learning science and math material, and learning statistics. 
Workshops cover a range of topics, including study skills, exam skills, time 
management, English conversation, end-of-semester survival skills, and 
completing your thesis or dissertation. Call 301-314-7693. 

Workshops and Group Counseling. You can gain strength to deal with your 
concerns by getting together with other people who share similar problems, 
interests, and goals. Each semester, the Counseling Center offers weekly 
support groups addressing a variety of topics, such as career exploration, 
dissertation support, procrastination prevention, and stress management. 
Recent group offerings have included, "Circle of Sisters," a support group 
for black women; "My Body-My Self: A Woman's Group," which addresses 
problems of body image and eating; and "Living with Illness," a group that 
assists people living with chronic illness. Call 301-314-7651. 

Support for Students with Disabilities. The Counseling Center provides a 
range of services for students with disabilities, including help in locating 
interpreters for deaf or hard-of-hearing students; readers for visually- 
impaired students, blind students, and students with learning disabilities; 
and assistance with access to various buildings and facilities on campus. If 
you are a new or returning student, contact the Disability Support Services 
Office in the Counseling Center as soon as possible. Call 301-314-7682, 
voice and TTY. 

Returning Students Program. If you are over 25 and returning to school 
after a break in your formal education, you probably have different needs 
than the traditional college student. The Returning Students Program is 
designed to help you with the transition to academic life. Workshops, 
counseling, and publications are available at the Counseling Center to 
make your adjustment to the university successful. Call 301-314-7693. 



26 Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 



Testing Services. The Counseling Center administers tests for counseling 
purposes, such as career interest inventories, and also administers 
national standardized tests, such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and 
Miller Analogies. Call 301-314-7688. 

Research Services. Group and individual consultation are available if you 
need assistance with research design and statistics and writing project 
proposals, theses, and dissertations. Call 301-314-7687. 

Support for Parents of College Students. The Parent Warmline is a 
confidential telephone and email service for any parent concerned about his 
or her child's adjustment at college, including concerns impacting academic, 
social, and emotional realms, and overall mental health. Parent Warmline 
staff can be contacted at 301-314-7651awarmline@wam.umd.edu. 

Parent and Child/Adolescent Counseling and Evaluation. University- 
connected families with children (ages 4 to 18) can receive a range of 
services, including individual and group therapies, school consultation, and 
parent consultation. Intellectual and emotional/behavioral evaluation is also 
available for youth with school and learning concerns. Call 301-314-7673. 

Counseling Center Hours 

Counseling appointments (all students): 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Students of Color and Rainbow walk-in counseling (no appointment needed): 
Monday-Friday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Dining Services 

1150 South Campus Dining Hall 
Meal Plan Information, 301-314-8069 
Terrapin Express, 301-314-8068 
Student Employment, 301-314-8058 
www.dining.umd.edu 
umfood@dining.umd.edu 

The University of Maryland Department of Dining Services is one of the top 
ten self-operated and self-supported dining services programs in the 
country. The Dining Services team is delighted to have the opportunity to 
support your academic endeavors! Several meal plan alternatives are 
available to meet your dining needs. These meal plans provide convenience 
and flexibility. Dining locations are located across campus - close to 
academic buildings and residence halls, and our two main dining rooms are 
even open until midnight on most weekday nights. 

Our dining options include a large selection of traditional entrees as well as 
popular food choices. Dining rooms, designed as food courts, feature a total 
of 21 culinary stations including Sprouts, and all vegan station; Jalapeno 
Grill, Tex-Mex fare featuring made-to-order burritos; Cluckers, classic comfort 
food such as rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables; 
Global Gourmet, unique to The Diner and serves a different featured entree 
nightly; and Don Lee's Asian Cuisine, South Campus' very own rice and 
noodle bowl concept. Many cafes and quick food locations as well as 
convenience shops are also available across campus to meet the needs of 
our students and campus community. For a complete list of our dining 
locations, hours and general information, please visit our Web site, www. 
dining.umd.edu or call us to apply for one of our meal plans, 301-314-8069. 
Restaurants, Cafes and Dining Rooms are also open to the public. 

The Meal Plan. Our declining balance meal plan allows students the 
flexibility to spend their points throughout the day and week within three- 
week time periods. Our students have increased flexibility to dine during 
our hours of operation with increased responsibility to use their points 
by set dates. This plan, designed by University of Maryland students, 
offers variety, flexibility and convenience. Flexible hours allow for 
carryout and late night service. The meal plan is accessed using 
students' University of Maryland issued Student ID/Meal Plan card and 
must be presented at the time of purchase. The Meal Plan Agreement 
is included in the Housing Agreement and is required if you reside in 
residential housing on campus. Several meal plan alternatives are 
available; please visit our Web site, www.dining.umd.edu. 

Terrapin Express. Terrapin Express is a pre-paid debit account, not a 
substitute for the meal plan. It is a wonderful option to supplement the 
meal plan or a great alternative for non-resident and apartment students. 
Terrapin Express accounts are available through the Contract Office at 
1109 South Campus Dining Hall and at McKeldin Library. Terrapin 
Express accounts are available to all students, faculty and staff. Funds 
roll over between semesters, and additional funds may be added at the 
Contract Office, McKeldin Library and on-line through Testudo web 
services. Check online for a complete listing of participating dining and 
non-dining locations. 



We are confident that you will be impressed by the quality and exceptional 
selections available throughout the dining locations across campus. 

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life 

1110 Stamp Student Union 

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 

www.greeks.umd.edu 

Social and community service-based fraternities and sororities, and their 
leadership, are advised and supported by the staff in the Office of Fraternity 
and Sorority Life. The office also advises the four student governing 
councils: The Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Association (PHA), 
the Panhellenic Council (PHC) and the United Greek Council (UGC). The 
office also manages university-owned fraternity and sorority houses and 
coordinates off-campus houses. 

University Health Center (UHC) 

www.health.umd.edu 

The University Health Center, located on Campus Drive, across from the 
Stamp Student Union, is a nationally accredited health care facility. The 
UHC is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am - 
3 pm, and closed Sunday with varied hours during semester breaks, 
holidays, and summer sessions. Students are seen by appointment for 
routine care between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Medical services are 
limited after 5 p.m. and on Saturdays. Urgent Care services are available 
without an appointment. Some departments schedule their own 
appointments. Telephone numbers are available below. The Center for 
Health and Wellbeing (CHWB), a satellite of the UHC, is located in 0102 
Campus Recreation Center. Call the CHWB for hours of operation. 

Every currently registered student is eligible to use the UHC. There is a $10 
fee for visits with most of our providers. There is a no-show fee for missed 
appointments not canceled within 24 hours. There are additional fees for 
laboratory, radiology/imaging, pharmacy, immunizations, allergy injections, 
casts, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, some health education 
programs, counseling services, and medications and or supplies dispensed 
through the pharmacy and/or medical units. These charges are posted to 
the student's account at the Bursar's Office, or paid at the UHC Cashier's 
Office (charges paid for at the UHC will not appear on the student account). 

MAMSI provides a group health insurance policy to University of Maryland, 
College Park students. Students are eligible to enroll at the beginning of 
the fall and spring semesters and Summer Session I. The UHC is NOT a 
participating provider with any other health insurance company. Your 
insurance company may or may not reimburse you for services you receive 
at the UHC. At the request of the student, via a signed "authorization" 
form, a coded bill will be provided. The student may submit this bill to the 
insurance company of choice for reimbursable services. 

All students' medical records are strictly confidential and may only be 
released by the student's consent or through a court ordered subpoena. 
The UHC is in compliance with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and 
Accountability Act. 

n addition to the services listed above, the UHC also provides: urgent care 
and primary care for illness and injury, men's and women's reproductive 
health, anonymous HIV/AIDS testing, asthma management and education, 
sports medicine, nutrition education, mental health services, travel clinic, 
substance abuse counseling, and a Faculty/Staff Assistance Program. 
Individual and group health education programs are available on topics 
such as sexual health and contraception, sexual assault, stress 
management, substance abuse, eating disorders, and health promotion. 

Maryland State Law requires that ALL students living in campus owned 
housing receive the Meningitis vaccine or sign a waiver stating that they have 
chosen not to receive the vaccine. The vaccine and waiver are available at 
the UHC. The waiver is also available on-line at www.umd.edu/health. 

For more information on the University Health Center, visit 
www.health.umd.edu, ore-mail: Health@umail.umd.edu 



Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 27 



UHC Phone Numbers 



Appointments 
Information 

Acupuncture 

Center for Health 

and Wellbeing 
Health Promotion 
Health Insurance 
Mental Health 

Victim Advocate 
Nutrition 



301-314-8184 
301-314-8180 



301-314-8128 



301-314-1493 
301-314-8128 
301-314-8165 
301-314-8106 
301-314-2222 
301-314-8128 



Pharmacy 
Sexual Assault 

Info Line 
Substance Abuse 

Program 
Student Health 

Advisory Committee 
Therapeutic 

Massage 
Women's Health 



301-314-8186 

301-314-2222 

301-314-8106 

301-314-8128 

301-314-8128 
301-314-8190 



Housing: Resident Life 

Annapolis Hall, main level, 301-314-2100 
E-mail: reslife@accmail.umd.edu 
www.resnet.umd.edu 

The Department of Resident Life is responsible for management of the 
residence halls as well as the cultural, educational, recreational and social 
programs and activities therein. 

While living in a Maryland residence hall is not required, nine of every ten 
students in Maryland's freshman class make the choice to live on campus. 
More than 70 professional and graduate staff and over 300 undergraduate 
student employees meet the needs of resident students. 

There are rooms for approximately 8,200 undergraduate students in 36 
residence halls. Three different styles of living are available to campus 
residents: traditional, suites and apartments. Within traditional housing, 
where most first- and second-year residents live, single, double, triple and 
quadruple room occupancy exists. Our nationally acclaimed living-learning 
programs include: Beyond the Classroom, CIVICUS, College Park Scholars, 
Hinman CEOs, Gemstone, Global Communities, Jimenez-Porter Writers' 
House, Language House, Honors Humanities and University Honors. All of 
these programs add to the diversity of on-campus housing options. All 
rooms have a cable, data and telephone jack for each student. 

First time freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housing provided they return 
their Maryland Planner including the Enrollment Confirmation and Housing and 
Dining Services Agreement along with the $200 enrollment deposit, by May 1. 
Transfer students who want to live on campus should complete the Maryland 
Planner as well and will be allotted housing on a space available basis. 

Off-Campus Housing 

1120 Stamp Student Union, 301-314-3645 
www.och.umd.edu 

Off-Campus Housing maintains up-to-date computerized listings of various 
rental housing options (both vacant and to share). Area maps, apartment 
directories, transportation information and resources about living off 
campus are available in the office and on-line. 

Office of Student Conduct 

2118 Mitchell Building, 301-314-8204 

(To report instances of academic dishonesty, 301-314-8204) 

www.studentconduct.umd.edu 

General Statement of Student Responsibility. Students are expected to 
conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the university 
responsibility of ensuring to all members of the community the opportunity 
to pursue their educational objectives, and of protecting the safety, welfare, 
rights, and property of all members of the community and of the university 
itself. Students should consult the Code of Student Conduct, Appendix C, 
and the Code of Academic Integrity in Chapter 10 for further information. 

Students are invited to assume positions of responsibility in the university 
discipline system so they might contribute their insights to the resolutions 
of disciplinary cases. Final authority in disciplinary matters, however, is 
vested in the campus administration and in the Board of Regents. 

Disciplinary Procedures. Students accused of violating university 
regulations are accorded fundamental due process in disciplinary 
proceedings. Formal rules of evidence, however, shall not be applicable, 
nor shall deviations from prescribed procedures necessarily invalidate a 
decision or proceeding unless significant prejudice to one of the parties 
may result. University hearing and conference procedures are outlined in 
the documents titled "Preparing for a Hearing," "Preparing for an Honor 
Review," and "Preparing for a Conference," available from the Office of 
Student Conduct. 



Honor Pledge: The University of Maryland has a nationally recognized 
honor code, administered by a Student Honor Council. In 2002, the 
University adopted an honor pledge students are asked to write and sign 
on major assignments, as designated by the instructor. The pledge states: 
"I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized 
assistance on this assignment/examination." 

The University's honor pledge language was sponsored by the Student 
Honor Council, endorsed by majority vote of the Student Government 
Association, and adopted by the University Senate. 

The Honor Pledge is a community building tradition, designed to encourage 
teachers and students to reflect upon the University's core institutional 
value of academic integrity. Professors who invite students to sign the 
Honor Pledge signify that there is an ethical component to teaching and 
learning. Students who write by hand and sign the Pledge affirm a sense of 
pride in the integrity of their work. 

Details about the University of Maryland honor pledge are available at: 
www.jpo.umd.edu 

Nyumburu Cultural Center 

301-314-7758 
301-314-8303 Fax 
Campus Drive 
www.umd.edu/nyumburu 

The Nyumburu Cultural Center has served as a major resource of cultural, 
historical, and social programming at the University of Maryland, College 
Park for more than thirty years. The Center works closely with student, 
faculty, and community organizations. The Nyumburu Cultural Center offers 
a variety of socio-cultural, musical, educational and artistic programs to 
the campus community. The nature of the diverse programming and 
activities is based on the African American, African and Caribbean 
Diaspora experience(s). Nyumburu is home of the Maryland Gospel Choir, 
Shades of Harlem (performing arts ensemble), The Black Explosion 
Newspaper, Male Spokesmodel Competition, Miss Unity Scholarship 
Pageant, Juke Joint, Gospel Happy Hour, Leadership Series, Nyumburu 
Jazz Club, Kwanzaa Celebration, Cultural Dinner during Black History 
Month, Literature Conference. Homecoming Alumni Tailgate, Annual Talent 
Showcase, and Annual Student Awards Banquet. 

Nyumburu's staff are advisors to many campus student organizations: 
Black Student Union, African Student Association, The Maryland Gospel 
Choir, The Black Explosion Newspaper, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. 
Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Alpha Nu Omega Sorority Inc., and Sisters in the 
Struggle. 

Nyumburu presents blues, jazz and gospel music concerts as well as 
academic courses in Creative Writing (ENGL 294), Blues (AASP 298V) and 
Jazz (AASP 298U) for three credits each. Maryland Gospel Choir students 
earn 1-credit. 

The Multi-purpose Room, Conference Rooms, Computer Labs, and 
Amphitheatre of the Nyumburu Cultural Center are open to the students, 
faculty and staff of the University of Maryland. Come in and interact with 
us, meet other students and make your ideas and wishes known. Our 
staff's goal is to make Nyumburu a cultural center that is "Your Home 
Away From Home." 

Recreation Services 

Campus Recreation Services 

1115 Campus Recreation Center, 301-405-PLAY (Information); 

301-314-5454 (Rec-Check) 

www.crs.umd.edu 

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) offers a wide variety of recreation 
programs including aquatics, fitness programs, informal recreation, 
intramural sports, non-credit instruction, outdoor recreation, and sport clubs. 

CRS has some of the most advanced recreation, sports, and fitness 
facilities in the nation. The CRS facilities include the Campus Recreation 
Center (CRC), Ritchie Coliseum, Reckord Armory, and the weight and 
fitness areas in the Health and Human Performance (HHP) building. 

The Campus Recreation Center has two indoor and two outdoor pools for 
lap swimming and diving. The CRS aquatic program also offers swimming 
lessons, scuba diving, and lifeguard training. 



28 Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services 



CRS offers a wide variety of fitness programs throughout the week at CRC and 
Ritchie Coliseum. These include low-impact, step, and water aerobics, cardio- 
boxing, and sport conditioning. CRS Informal Recreation programs allow 
students to enjoy their favorite activity at their leisure, whether it 
is using cardiovascular equipment, lifting weights, jogging, or playing 
racquetball, volleyball, basketball or wallyball. CRS has weight rooms 
and fitness centers located in the CRC, Ritchie Coliseum, and HHP. The fitness 
centers feature stairclimbers, bikes, rowers, total body conditioners, and 
treadmills. Weight rooms have a variety of free-weights and weight machines. 
The CRC also has racquetball/handball/wallyball and squash courts. 

Students looking to play team or individual sports or take part in special 
sporting events will want to participate in the CRS Intramural Sports 
program. Students can participate year-round in team sports such as 
basketball, football, Softball, and soccer. Individual and dual sports include 
golf, racquetball, and many more. Intramural sports are structured 
activities that are open to all men and women from the campus 
community. Participants can select their own level of competition and play 
in either men's, women's, grad/fac/staff or coed leagues. 

The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) is located in the northwest corner of 
the Campus Recreation Center. The ORC offers outdoor adventures and 
clinics throughout the year. Take a backpacking trip, learn how to rock 
climb, or try white-water kayaking. The Terrapin Climbing Center and Ropes 
Course are two features of the ORC where students may challenge 
themselves both physically and mentally, increasing interpersonal skills 
and self-confidence. The ORC also has a resource library for planning your 
own trips, a bike repair shop, and equipment rentals. 

University of Maryland Sport Clubs are student organizations that have 
been formed by students with a desire to participate in their favorite sport 
or learn a new sport. CRS has more than 30 clubs to choose from. Some 
current CRS Sport Clubs include: Aikido, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, 
Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, and Tae Kwon Do. 



Jewish - Chabad 

Rabbi Eli Backman 



Lutheran 

Rev. Elizabeth Platz 

Ms. Gail Douglas, Assistant 



Muslim 

Rev. AN Darwish 

Ms. Angela Busby, Assistant 

Roman Catholic 

Rev. William Byrne 

Ms. Angela Busby, Assistant 



United Campus Ministry 

Rev. Holly Ulmer 



United Methodist 

Rev. Kim Capps 



Chabad Jewish Student Center 
7403 Hopkins Ave., College Park 
301-277-2994 
chabad@wam.umd.edu 

2103 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8448 
lutheran@umd.edu 
www.wamumd.edu/lutheran 

2118 Memorial Chapel 

301-314-5259 

ali@darwish.org 

Catholic Student Center 

4141 Guilford Rd., College Park 

301-864-6223 

frbill@catholicterps.org 

angela@catholicterps.org 

2101 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8450 
ulmer@umd.edu 

2102 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8451 
umc@umd.edu 
chapel-52.umd.edu/wf 



Stamp Student Union and Campus Programs 

3100 Stamp Student Union, 301-314-DESK 
www.union.umd.edu 



Religious Programs 

1101 Memorial Chapel 

Chapel Reservations, 301-314-9866 

www.chapel.umd.edu 

The following chaplains and their services are available: 



The Adele H. Stamp Student Union is the university's "community center." 
More than 17,000 students, faculty, staff members, and campus guests 
visit the Union daily to take advantage of its services, programs, and 
facilities. The Union offers lounge space, a variety of information services, 
recreation and leisure activities, student-sponsored programs, visual arts, 
retail outlets, and more than 40,000 square feet of reservable space. 



Baptist 

Mr. Jeffrey Buffkin 



Black Ministries 

Rev. Dr. Ruby Moone 



Christian Science 

Rev. Bob Snyder 



Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter Day Saints 

Mr. David Premont 

Eastern Orthodox 

Rev. Kosmas Karavellas 
Ms. Pat Jenkins, Assistant 



Episcopal/Anglican 

Rev. Dr. Peter Antoci 



Hindu 

Rev. Kiran Sankhla 



Jewish - Hillel 

Ari Israel, Director 



2120 Memorial Chapel 

301-405-8443 

jbuffkin@accmail.umd.edu 

1112 Memorial Chapel 

301-405-8445 

rrmoone2@aol.com 

2118 Memorial Chapel 

301-474-0403 

rsnyder@wam.umd.edu 

7601 Mowatt Lane, College Park 

301-422-7570 

premontde@ldsces.org 

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek 
Orthodox Church, Riva Rd 
Annapolis, MD 21401 
301-261-8218 
office@schgochurch.org 
jenkins58@hotmail.com 

2116 Memorial Chapel 

301-405-8453 

eaterps@umd.edu 

2112 Memorial Chapel 

301-570-6426 

muraris2002@yahoo.com 

Hillel Jewish Student Center 
7612 Mowatt Lane, College Park 
301-422-6200 
aisrael@hillelmd.org 



Information Services 

• Information Center located on the first floor, 301-314-DESK 

• Bulletin boards located throughout the building 

• Display showcases located throughout the building 

Recreation and Leisure 

• Hoff Movie Theatre, 301-314-HOFF 

• Terp Zone, including full-service bowling lanes, "Lunar Bowling," 
billiard tables, video games, and three bg-screen TVs, 301-314-BOWL 

Student-Sponsored Programs 

• Student Entertainment Events (SEE), a student-directed program 
board whose committees plan games, tournaments, concerts, 
lectures, outdoor recreation trips, 301-314-8359 

• Student Tutorial Academic Referral Center (STAR Center), offering 
tutor listings and test files, 301-314-8359 

• Student Organization has offices for student groups, including the 
Graduate Student Government and Student Government Associations. 

Visual Arts, 301-314-ARTS 

• Art and Learning Center, a visual arts work and teaching center, 
offering mini-courses and arts services 

• Union Art Gallery, located on the first floor 

Food and Retail Outlets 

• Chevy Chase Bank, 301-864-8722 

• University Book Center (basement level), 301-314-B00K 

• Food Services: Maryland Food Co-op (301-314-8089), Marketplace 
Deli (301-314-DELI), Taco Bell (301-314-6569), McDonald's (301- 
314-1489), Adele's Restaurant (301-314-8022), Coffee Bar (301- 
314-CAFE), Panda Express (301-314-6111), Sbarros (301-314-4105), 
Steak Escape (301-314-9665), Freshens (301-314-1310), Chick-Fil-A 
(301-314-6568) 

• Mailboxes Etc., a full-service postal and packaging facility, 
301-314-9982 

• Ticket Office, offering campus performance tickets, and a full Ticket 
Master Outlet, 301-314-TKTS 

• Union Shop 301-314-7467, featuring snacks, sodas, newspapers, 
and magazines 



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Reservable Space 

The Union offers meeting rooms that accommodate groups from 8 to 
1,000 people. For reservations, or catering information, contact the Union 
Reservation Office, 301-314-8488. 

Stamp Student Union Hours 

The Union is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight; 
Friday, 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and Sunday, 
11 a.m. to midnight. 

Transportation Services 

Regents Drive Garage, 301-314-PARK 
www.transportation.umd.edu 

Parking 

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is responsible for 
managing and maintaining more than 16,000 parking spaces on the 
University of Maryland campus. All students who plan to park a licensed 
motor vehicle in one of these spaces must either register for parking 
permit at the DOTS office, park at paid meters or in a cashier-attended lot. 
Please note: Due to construction projects on campus the number of 
parking spaces could be dramatically reduced. Freshman and sophomore 
campus residents students should not plan to bring a vehicle to campus. A 
limited number of parking spaces will be available for sophomore resident 
students who provide a demonstrated and documented need to park a 
vehicle on campus. 

Because the University of Maryland has limited parking spaces, parking 
regulations are strictly enforced. Illegally parked vehicles, as well as those 
vehicles not displaying a campus parking permit in areas requiring permits 
will be ticketed, and students with outstanding parking fines may be barred 
from registration. 

Visit the DOTS Website for complete procedures and parking regulations, 
disabled parking information, visitor parking areas, alternative 
transportation information, parking registration rates, motor vehicle 
assistance program information, schedule of fines, and other information 
is available by visiting the DOTS website. 

Shuttle-UM (301-314-2255) 

Shuttle-UM is the University of Maryland, College Park's student-managed 
transit system supported primarily by student fees. Shuttle-UM provides 
Commuter, Evening Security, NITE Ride Paratransit, and Charter Service to 
university students, faculty, and staff while classes are in 
session. Schedules are available at the Stamp Student Union Information 
Des, the Department of Transportation Services, Shuttle-UM in lot 4e, and 
on the DOTS website at www.transportation.umd.edu. 

Carpooling 

Commuter students who are able to form a carpool with up to 3 other 
students can register for the Smart Park carpool program, which rewards 
carpoolers by usually offering access to move convenient parking lots as 
well as crediting back a portion of their permit fees.To register, and to 
access the Smart Park database, visit the Dept. Transportation Services 
website at www.transportation.umd.edu. 



30 



Chapter 4 



Registration, Academic 
Requirements, and Regulations 



University of Maryland Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy 

University of Maryland policy stipulates that full-time degree seeking students are expected to complete their undergraduate degree program in four 
years. To meet this expectation, students must plan carefully in consultation with an academic advisor; complete 30 credits each year (which is usually 
accomplished through a course load of 14 to 16 credits per semester); satisfy general education, prerequisite and other course requirements with 
acceptable grades in a timely manner; and meet the benchmarks. Academic units provide the benchmarks and sample templates of multi-semester plans 
leading to four-year graduation. Students are required to map out individualized four-year plans, consistent with these guidelines and benchmarks, and are 
responsible for updating them as circumstances change. Students who do not meet benchmarks are required to select a more suitable major. Students 
who change majors must submit a realistic graduation plan to the academic unit of the new major for approval. Any student who completes ten semesters 
or 130 credits without completing a degree is subject to mandatory advising prior to registration for any subsequent semester. Students with exceptional 
circumstances or those who are enrolled in special programs are required to develop a modified graduation plan that is appropriate to their situations. In 
all cases, students are responsible for meeting progress expectations and benchmarks required for their degree programs. 

Every student should contact his or her college or department advisor to obtain the relevant materials for developing a four-year graduation plan and 
required benchmarks. 

For information about this policy visit: www.ugst.umd.edu/academicsuccess.html and www.ugst.umd.edu/faqs-successpolicy.html 



REGISTRATION 

Office of the Registrar 

Mitchell Building, 301-314-8240 

www.testudo. umd.edu 

To attend classes at the University of Maryland, College Park, it is 
necessary to process an official registration. Specific registration dates and 
instructions are printed in the Schedule of Classes and on the Testudo web 
site. The Schedule of Classes is issued for the spring, fall and summer 
sessions. Winterterm information is printed in the Fall Schedule of Classes, 
and on the Testudo web site. 

Newly admitted students are invited, and strongly encouraged to attend an 
orientation session (see chapter 3 for Orientation information). Advising 
and course registration are part of the orientation process. All newly 
admitted students must meet with an advisor prior to registration. 
Additionally, newly admitted freshmen and transfer students are required to 
provide proof of immunization for measles, rubella, mumps and 
tetanus/diphtheria. Additionally, Maryland law requires resident hall 
students to either provide proof of vaccination against meningococcal 
disease or seek an exemption from this requirement. 

Registration Process: Currently enrolled students are invited to early 

registration by appointment. Registration appointments for the fall semester 
begin in April, and appointments for the spring semester begin in late 
October. Registration can be processed on the Testudo web site or in person. 
Open registration follows early registration, and continues up to the first day 
of classes. During this time students may make schedule adjustments or 
process an original registration. The schedule adjustment period begins on 
the first day of classes. All registration transactions, either on-line or in 
person, are final unless a student processes a cancellation of registration. 

Cancellation of Registration: Students who register and later decide not to 
attend the University must cancel their registration with the Office of the 
Registrar prior to the official first day of classes. Failure to cancel registration 
will result in a financial obligation to the University of Maryland even though a 
student does not attend class. The University reserves the right to cancel 
registration for students who fail to meet their financial obligations. 

Schedule Adjustment: The schedule adjustment period is the first 10 days 
of classes for the fall and spring semesters, the first 5 days of classes for 
Summer Sessions I and II, and the first 3 days of classes for Winterterm 
and 3-week accelerated Summer courses. Courses may be added, when 
space is available, during the schedule adjustment period, and will appear 



on the student's permanent record along with other courses previously 
listed. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on the student's 
permanent record. 

Departments may identify courses or sections of courses (with the approval 
of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs), which after 
the first five days of the schedule adjustment period in Spring and 
Fall semesters, shall require faculty or departmental approval for students 
to add. 

• During the schedule adjustment period full-time undergraduates may 

drop or add courses, or change sections or credit level without financial 
penalty provided they remain full-time students (registered for 12 or 
more credits). Consult the Schedule of Classes for information and 
penalties associated with changing from full-time to part-time. 

• Part-time undergraduates (fewer than 12 credits) may also add, 
drop and change sections, as well as change credit level, but they 
should consult the deadline section in the Schedule of Classes to 
avoid incurring additional charges. 

• Grading Method (including pass-fail) may be changed only during the 
schedule adjustment period. 

• In the case of students who are advised in the Division of Letters 
and Sciences when Dean's approval is required, the Dean for Office 
of Undergraduate Studies shall assume the responsibilities normally 
delegated to the Dean. 

After Schedule Adjustment 

• Courses may not be added without special permission of the 
department and the dean of the academic unit in which the student 
is enrolled. 

• All courses for which the student is enrolled shall remain as a part of 
the student's permanent record. The student's status shall be 
considered full-time if the number of credit hours enrolled at this 
time is 12 or more. 



Classification of Students 

Official classifications of undergraduate students are based on earned 
credits as follows: freshman, 1-29 semester hours; sophomore, 30-59; 
junior, 60-89; and senior, 90 to at least 120. 



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• An official class list for each course being offered is issued to the 
appropriate department by the Office of the Registrar. Electronic 
rosters are provided to all faculty with email accounts. Students are 
not permitted to attend a class if their names do not appear on the 
class list. Instructors must report discrepancies to the Office of the 
Registrar. 

Drop Period 

The drop period for undergraduate students will begin at the close of the 
schedule adjustment period and terminate at the end of the tenth week of 
classes for the fall and spring semesters, and at a comparable time for 
summer sessions and Winterterm. Consult the Schedule of Classes for dates. 

During this period a student may drop a maximum of four credits. However, 
if the course carries more than four credits, the student may drop the entire 
course, or in the case of a variable credit course, reduce the credit level by 
up to four credits. Drops during this period will be recorded on the student's 
permanent record with a notation of "W" and will be considered to represent 
a single enrollment (one of two possible) in the course. This mark will not be 
used in the computation of a student's cumulative grade point average. 

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence from 
the University 

Students admitted to the University of Maryland are expected to make regular 
and consistent progress towards the completion of their degree. However, 
the University understands that in exceptional circumstances 
a student may find it necessary to completely withdraw from all classes. The 
University considers such an interruption to be very serious as it delays 
normal progress towards the degree. Students should not withdraw 
for frivolous reasons or to avoid the consequences of ignoring their academic 
responsibilities. Any student considering withdrawal is strongly encouraged to 
meet with his or her academic college advisor before leaving the University. 

Potential Implications: Withdrawing or taking a leave of absence from the 
University may have serious implications for international students, 
students receiving financial aid or students residing in on-campus housing. 
Students are advised to contact the appropriate offices before finalizing 
withdrawal or leave of absence plans. 



Student Financial Services Office: 
Department of Resident Life: 
International Education Services: 



1135 Lee Building, 301-314-9000 
2100 Annapolis Hall, 301-314-2100 
3117 Mitchell Building, 301-314-7740 



Withdrawal: A withdrawal is available anytime between the first and last 
day of classes. Students must submit written notice of withdrawal to the 
Office of the Registrar no later than the last day of classes. A student's 
return to the University is contingent upon the conditions outlined in 
"Return to the University" below. 

Leave of Absence: A leave of absence is a type of withdrawal and is available 
for students wishing to take time away from the University with the intention of 
returning the following semester. The leave of absence status is especially 
helpful for recipients of federal financial aid because they are not considered 
to be withdrawn provided they do return and complete the following semester. 
Students may apply for a leave of absence only during the last 60 days of the 
semester. A student's return to the University is contingent upon the 
conditions outlined in "Return to the University" below. 

Return to the University: Normally, a student may withdraw or take a leave 
of absence from the University only once during matriculation as an 
undergraduate. Students who find it necessary to leave the University are 
required to petition the Faculty Review Board in order to return. Students 
who have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, with no previous 
withdrawal or leave of absence, are exempt from this requirement. 
Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence while on academic 
probation, or those returning from dismissal, are always required to petition 
the Faculty Review Board. Students are also required to complete a 
Reinstatement Advising Meeting with their academic college advising office 
before the petition will be considered by the Faculty Review Board. 

Additional Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Information: 

• The effective date of withdrawal or leave of absence for the 
purposes of refunds is the date that the notice is received by the 
Office of the Registrar. Notation of withdrawal/leave of absence and 
the effective date will be posted to the student's academic record. 
Instructors and college offices will be notified of all withdrawn 
students. The deadline date for submitting the withdrawal for each 
semester is the last day of classes. Students should contact the 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions for reenrollment information. 



• The repeat policy will not apply to courses taken during the academic 
semester from which the student is officially withdrawn. 

Military Call-ups: It is the intent of the University of Maryland, College Park, 
to facilitate the withdrawal or change in registration and the reenrollment of 
students who are called to active military duty during the semester. The 
student (or a representative) should take a copy of the military orders to 
the Office of the Registrar and process "withdrawal" or "change in 
registration" papers. Detailed information about this process may be 
obtained from the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawal for active military 
service will have no effect on any subsequent request to withdraw from 
the University. 

General Education Requirements 

See chapter 5. 

Enrollment in Majors 

A student who is eligible to remain at the University of Maryland, College 
Park, may transfer among curricula, colleges, or other academic units 
except where limitations on enrollments have been approved. By the time 
they complete 60 credits, students are expected to declare a degree- 
granting major. Students must be enrolled in the major program from which 
they plan to graduate, when registering for the final 15 hours of the 
baccalaureate program. This requirement also applies to the third year of 
the combined, pre-professional degree programs. See pg. 43 for 
information on double majors and double degrees. 

Credit Hours and Maximum Credits 
Each Semester 

No baccalaureate curriculum requires fewer than 120 semester hours. The 
semester hour, which is the unit of credit, is the equivalent of a subject 
pursued one period a week for one semester. Two or three hours of 
laboratory or field work are equivalent to one lecture or recitation period. 

In order for undergraduate students to complete most curricula in four 
academic years, their semester load must range from 12 to 19 hours (30 
to 36 hours each year) toward the degree. By policy, undergraduates may 
not exceed the following maximum credit loads without the prior approval of 
their Dean: 20 credits in a 15 week semester; 8 credits in a 6 week 
summer term, or 4 credits in an accelerated 3 week term. 

Concurrent Undergraduate- 
Graduate Registration 

An undergraduate degree seeking student at the University of Maryland 
may, with the approval of his or her Dean, of the department and the 
instructor offering the course, and of the Graduate School, register for 
graduate courses (600 level and above) that will be recorded as "for 
graduate credit only" and that may be applied towards an advanced degree 
at this university or elsewhere. Students eligible for this option normally will 
have achieved Junior standing, will have a GPA of at least 3.0, and will 
have successfully completed the prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" 
or better. The student must submit a plan of study that shows that taking 
graduate courses will not unduly delay completion of requirements for the 
bachelor's degree. The total of graduate and undergraduate credits 
attempted in any semester may not be more than eighteen. The graduate 
credits so earned will not count towards any of the requirements for the 
Baccalaureate degree. A maximum of twelve credits may be taken for 
graduate credit by a student while enrolled as an undergraduate. 

Undergraduate Credit for Graduate 
Level Courses 

Subject to requirements determined by the graduate faculty of the 
department or program offering the course, undergraduate degree-seeking 
students may register for graduate-level courses, i.e., those numbered from 
600 to 898, with the exception of 799, for undergraduate credit. The 
student must obtain the prior approval of the department and instructor 
offering the course. 

Students eligible for this option normally will have achieved Junior standing, 
will have a GPA of at least 3.0, and will have successfully completed the 
prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better. 



32 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



Enrollment in a graduate-level course does not in any way imply subsequent 
departmental or graduate school approval for admission into a graduate 
program, nor may the course be used as credit for a graduate degree at the 
University of Maryland. 

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs 

In a combined bachelor's/master's program, some graduate level courses 
initially taken for undergraduate credit may also be applied towards the 
graduate credit requirements for a master's degree program at the 
University of Maryland. A bachelor's/master's program may be developed 
for an individual student, or it may be a structured program. 

A. Individual Student Bachelor's/Master's Program: A program may be 
developed by an individual student in consultation with his/her 
academic advisor. Such a program is available only to students whose 
academic performance is exceptional. It is to be developed according 
to the individual career interests and goals of the student and should 
be an integrated learning experience rather than merely the completion 
of a certain number of graduate and undergraduate credits. The 
program requires the approval of the directors of both the 
undergraduate and the graduate programs involved and of the Dean for 
Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Dean of the Graduate School. 
Normally no more than nine credits of graduate courses applied to the 
bachelor's degree may be counted also for graduate credit in an 
individual student program. Courses to be double-counted must be at 
the 600 level or above and must be passed with at least a "B" grade. 
Individual study courses, internships, or courses given credit by 
examination are not eligible. The credits to be double-counted will be 
designated as applicable to the graduate program after the student 
receives the bachelor's degree and matriculates in the Graduate 
School. This designation will be canceled if the student withdraws from 
the graduate program before completing the master's degree. 

B. Structured Bachelor's/Master's Program: A structured bachelor's/ 
master's program is an articulated curriculum combining an existing 
undergraduate program and an existing master's program at the 
University of Maryland, offered by the same or by different departments. 
Such a program is to be designed for students whose academic 
performance is exceptional and should be an integrated learning 
experience rather than merely the completion of a certain number of 
graduate and undergraduate credits. A proposal for such a program 
should be submitted by the college(s) housing the academic programs 
concerned and requires the approval of the Graduate Council, the 
Graduate Dean, the Senate PCC Committee, and the Provost. 

Necessary features of a structured bachelor's/master's program 
include the following: 

a. There must be specific requirements for admission to the combined 
program that speak to the exceptional performance of the students 
to be admitted. At a minimum, students accepted for the program 
must be clearly admissible to the graduate program portion. 

b. The program should be designed so as not to unduly delay the 
students' receipt of their bachelor's degrees. Taking graduate 
credits should not unduly limit the breadth of the student's 
experience through premature specialization. 

c. All requirements of the bachelor's program and of the master's 
program must be completed to receive the two degrees. Where 
appropriate, graduate courses taken while an undergraduate 
may substitute for courses required in the undergraduate major 
program. 

d. The students may be offered deferred admission to the graduate 
school at the end of the Junior year program, subject to 
completion of the senior year program in a timely fashion and with 
a specified level of achievement. Formal admission to the 
graduate school will require completion of all requirements for the 
bachelor's degree. 

e. The credits to be double-counted will be designated as applicable 
to the graduate program after the student receives the bachelor's 
degree and matriculates in the Graduate School. This designation 
will be canceled if the student withdraws from the graduate 
program before completing the master's degree. 

A structured bachelor's/master's program may normally include up to 
nine credits of graduate level courses (600 level and above) that are 
counted both for the bachelor's program and the master's program. 
More than nine double-counted credits may be allowed if both of the 
following conditions are satisfied. 



a. The additional graduate credits applied to the undergraduate 
program do not unduly limit the breadth of the student's 
experience through premature specialization. This condition may 
be satisfied, for example, if the graduate credits substitute for 
courses required in the undergraduate program that would have 
been taken in any case, but at a less advanced level. 

b. The master's program requires substantially more than thirty 
credits. This condition will be deemed to be satisfied if the 
combined program, with double-counting, still requires 150 or 
more credit hours to complete. 

Courses Taken at Other Institutions 

Courses taken at another institution may not be credited toward a degree 
program without prior approval of the dean of the college from which the 
student expects to earn a degree. Eligible students may enroll in courses at 
other Universities via the University System of Maryland's Inter Institutional 
Registration Program or the Consortium of Universities of the Washington 
Metropolitan Area. 

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan 

Area: 

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area 
consists of American University, The Catholic University of America, 
Gallaudet University, George Mason University, The George Washington 
University, Howard University, Joint Military Intelligence College, Marymount 
University, National Defense University, Southeastern University, Trinity 
University, University of the District of Columbia and the University of 
Maryland. Students enrolled in these institutions are able to attend certain 
classes at the other campuses and have the credit considered as resident 
credit at their home institutions. Comparable courses offered at University 
of Maryland may not be taken through the Consortium. The intention is to 
allow students to take an occasional course to augment a program rather 
than to develop an individual program. Payment of tuition for courses will 
be made to the student's home campus however special fees may be 
assessed by the host institution. 

Currently registered, degree seeking University of Maryland students with at 
least junior standing may participate in the Consortium program according 
to the stipulations listed in the current edition of the Schedule of Classes. 
Enrollment in courses is available only on a space-available basis. Visiting 
students are expected to meet prerequisites or other criteria set by the 
host institution and comply with the host institution's registration 
procedures and deadlines. 

Golden ID students are not eligible to enroll in courses through the 
Consortium with waiver of fees. University of Maryland students may only 
enroll in courses offered on the campus of the host institution. Students 
interested in additional information about the Consortium program should 
review the current edition of the Schedule of Classes or contact the 
Consortium Coordinator on the first floor of the Mitchell Building. 

University System of Maryland Inter-Institutional 

Registration Program: 

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take courses at other 
University System of Maryland Institutions to augment their degree program 
at University of Maryland College Park under the Inter-Institutional 
Registration Program. Currently registered, degree seeking University of 
Maryland students with at least sophomore standing may enroll in courses 
and have that credit considered as resident credit at their home institution. 
Enrollment in courses is available only on a space available basis and 
visiting students are expected to meet prerequisites or other criteria set by 
the host institution. University of Maryland College Park students may not 
enroll in courses at the University of Maryland University College through 
this program. Payment of tuition for courses will be made to the student's 
home campus however special fees may be assessed by the host 
institution. Students interested in additional information about the Inter- 
Institutional Registration program should review the current edition of the 
schedule of classes or contact the Consortium Coordinator on the first floor 
of the Mitchell Building. 

Veterans Benefits 

Students attending the university under the Veterans Education Assistance 
Act (Title 38, U.S. Code) may receive assistance and enrollment 
certification at the Veterans Certification Office, in the Office of the 
Registrar, first floor, Mitchell Building. Consult the Schedule of Classes for 
further information. 



Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 33 



Student ID Numbers 

The University of Maryland assigns all students a unique nine-digit 
identification number called the U ID Number. This number is used as a 
student identifier for most university transactions. Students are also 
required to provide their Social Security Number, which is used for a limited 
number of purposes that are required by law or business necessity. A list of 
currently approved uses is provided in Chapter 10, Appendix M. 

Identification Card 

The photo ID card is issued at the time the student first registers for 
classes. This card is to be used for the entire duration of enrollment. 
Additionally, students who have food service contracts will use this photo 
identification card. Contact Dining Services (information in chapter 3) 
directly for further information. 

The photo identification card can be used by students to withdraw books 
from the libraries, for admission to most athletic, social, and cultural 
events, and as a general form of identification on campus. 

There is a replacement charge of $20 for lost photo identification cards. 
Questions concerning the identification card system should be addressed 
to the Office of the Registar. 

Use of Email for Official Communication 

The University has adopted email as the primary means for sending official 
communications to students. Academic advisors, faculty, and campus 
administrative offices use email to convey important information and time- 
sensitive notices. All enrolled students are provided a University email 
address. Students are responsible for keeping their email address up to 
date or for forwarding email to another address. Failure to check email, 
errors in forwarding email, and retuned email due to "mailbox full" or "user 
unknown" will not excuse a student from missing announcements or 
deadlines. 



Change of Address 



Students are expected to notify the Office of the Registrar of any change in 
their local, permanent or e-mail address. Use the internet to keep address 
information current and accurate. Change of address forms are available at 
the following places: 

• Testudo web site: www.testudo.umd.edu, select Records and 
Registration 

• Office of the Bursar, Room 1115 or 1135, Lee Building 

• Student Services Counter, first floor, Mitchell Building 



ATTENDANCE AND ASSESSMENT/ 
EXAMINATIONS 

Attendance 

1. The university expects each student to take full responsibility for his 
or her academic work and academic progress. The student, to 
progress satisfactorily, must meet all of the requirements of each 
course for which he or she is registered. Students are expected to 
attend classes regularly, for consistent attendance offers the most 
effective opportunity open to all students to gain command of the 
concepts and materials of their courses of study. Except as provided 
below, absences will not be used in the computation of grades, and 
the recording of student absences will not be required of the faculty. 

2. It is the policy of the university to excuse the absences of students 
that result from the following causes: illness of the student, or 
illness of a dependent as defined by Board of Regents policy on 
family and medical leave; religious observance (where the nature of 
the observance prevents the student from being present during the 
class period); participation in university activities at the request of 
university authorities; and compelling circumstance beyond the 
student's control. Students claiming excused absence must apply 
in writing and furnish documentary support for their assertion that 
absence resulted from one of these causes. 

3. In some courses, attendance and in-class participation are ongoing 
requirements and an integral part of the work of the course. In other 
courses, occasional in-class assessments may occur, sometimes 



without advance notice. It is the responsibility of the instructor to 
inform each class at the beginning of the semester of the nature of 
in-class participation expected and the effect of absences on the 
evaluation of the student's work in the course. 

4. Absences in courses where in-class participation is a significant 
part of the work of the course shall be handled by the instructor in 
the course in accordance with the general policy of his or her 
academic unit. 

5. Permanent changes in the scheduling or location of classes must 
be approved by the chair, the director or the dean of the 
department, non-departmentalized school or college, as appropriate. 

Assessment 

1. The university provides students with excused absences the 
opportunity to reschedule significant assessments, except in 
cases where the nature of the assessment precluded the 
possibility of rescheduling, OR to perform a substitute assignment 
without penalty. An instructor is not under obligation to offer a 
substitute assignment or to give a student a make-up assessment 
unless the failure to perform was due to an excused absence, that 
is, due to illness (of the student or a dependent), religious 
observance (where the nature of the observance prevents the 
student from being present during the class period), participation 
in university activities at the request of university authorities, or 
compelling circumstances beyond the student's control. Students 
claiming excused absence must apply in writing and furnish 
documentary support for their assertion that absence resulted 
from one of these causes. 

The make-up assessment or substitute assignment must be at a 
time and place mutually agreeable to the instructor and student, 
cover only the material for which the student was originally 
responsible, and be at a comparable level of difficulty with the 
original assessment. In the event that a group of students 
requires the same make-up assessment or substitute assignment, 
one time and place may be scheduled. The make-up assessment 
or substitute assignment must not interfere with the student's 
regularly scheduled classes or in-class final examination. 

Students who have a concern regarding religious observances 
should see their instructors at the start of the semester. Although 
the university attempts to accommodate the religious beliefs of 
all of its members, it functions within a secular environment 
and is limited in the extent to which it can interrupt its 
normal operations. The president shall determine when it is 
appropriate for the campus community to restrict rescheduling 
examinations or other significant assessments on the dates of 
religious observance. 

At this time, examinations or other significant assessments may 
not be scheduled on Rosh Hoshanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, or 
the first two days of Passover. 

In cases of dispute, the student may appeal to the chair, the 
director or the dean of the department, non-departmentalized 
school or college offering the course within one week from the 
date of the refusal to schedule a make-up assessment. In those 
instances where the instructor is the chair, director or dean, the 
appeal shall be made to the next higher administrative officer, 
whose decision shall be final. 

2. The student must notify his or her instructor of the reason for 
absence as soon as possible. Where the reason for absence from 
a scheduled assessment is known well in advance (for example, in 
cases of religious observance or participation in university 
activities at the request of university authorities), the student 
must inform the instructor by the end of the schedule adjustment 
period. Prior notification is especially important in connection with 
final examinations, since failure to reschedule a final examination 
before conclusion of the final examination period may result in 
loss of credits during the semester. Where the reason is not 
known well in advance (for example, in cases of illness or 
compelling circumstances beyond the student's control), the 
student must inform the instructor as soon as the reason 
develops, or as soon as possible after its development. 

3. Ordinarily, assessments are given during class hours in 
accordance with the regularly scheduled (or officially "arranged") 
time and place of each course listed in the Schedule of Classes. 
No less than seven calendar days' notice shall be given for 
assessments scheduled at other times and places. It shall be the 



34 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



6. 



instructor's responsibility to ensure that the change in schedule 
does not interfere with any student's regularly scheduled classes 
or in-class final examinations. It is the responsibility of the student 
to be informed concerning the dates of announced quizzes, tests, 
and examinations. Performance assessments may take a variety 
of forms and need not be classroom-based written examinations. 

A final examination shall be given in every undergraduate course. 
Exceptions may be made with the written approval of the chair, the 
director or the dean of the department, non-departmentalized 
school or college, as appropriate. However, a student's final 
course grade shall be based on a combination of assessments 
that is at least the equivalent of a comprehensive final 
examination. No final examination or equivalent may be given or 
due during the last week of classes. All in-class final examinations 
must be held on the date and at the time listed in the official final 
examination schedule. Out-of-class final examination or equivalent 
assessments shall be due on the date and at a time listed in the 
official final examination schedule. 

The chair, the director or the dean of the department, non- 
departmentalized school or college, as appropriate, is responsible 
for the adequate administration of assessments in courses under 
his or her jurisdiction. 

No in-class assessment shall exceed the allotted time for a 
regularly scheduled class period. In the case of in-class final 
examinations, the time allotted shall not exceed the scheduled 
final examination period. 



Statement on Classroom Climate 

The University of Maryland values the diversity of its student body and is 
committed to providing a classroom atmosphere that encourages the equitable 
participation of all students. Patterns of interaction in the classroom between 
the faculty member and students and among the students themselves may 
inadvertently communicate preconceptions about student abilities based on 
age, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual 
orientation. These patterns are due in part to the differences the students 
themselves bring to the classroom. Classroom instructors should be 
particularly sensitive to being equitable in the opportunities they provide 
students to answer questions in class, to contribute their own ideas, and to 
participate fully in projects in and outside of the classroom. 

Of equal importance to equity in the classroom is the need to attend to 
potential devaluation of students that can occur by reference to demeaning 
stereotypes of any group and/or overlooking the contributions of a 
particular group to the topic under discussion. Joking at the expense of any 
group creates an inhospitable environment and is inappropriate. Moreover, 
in providing evaluations of students, it is essential that instructors avoid 
distorting these evaluations with preconceived expectations about the 
intellectual capacities of any group. 

It is the responsibility of individual faculty members to review their 
classroom behaviors, and those of any teaching assistants they supervise, 
to ensure that students are treated equitably and not discouraged or 
devalued based on their differences. Resources for self-evaluation and 
training for faculty members on classroom climate and interaction patterns 
are available from the Office of Human Relations. 



Each student shall be given the instructions and performance 
requirements for all assessments intended to require more than 
one-half class period in a form translatable to hard copy, unless 
the chair, the director or the dean of the department, non- 
departmentalized school or college, as appropriate, has authorized 
another procedure. The instructions and requirements of the 
assessment shall be archived in an appropriate medium in a 
suitable place. 

The following rules shall govern all in-class examinations, unless 
the instructor for a specific course stipulates alternate rules for 
that course. A breach of any of the rules shall constitute 
"disruption of class," a disciplinary offense (Code of Student 
Conduct, section 9.m.), or may serve as the basis of an allegation 
of academic dishonesty. 

a. Students arriving late for an examination may not 
unreasonably disrupt the examination room. 

b. Students must leave all unauthorized materials (e.g., books, 
notes, calculators) with the proctor before being seated. 

c. Where seating arrangements are established by proctors, 
student must conform to these arrangements. 

d. Students may not return to an examination room after leaving, 
unless permission to do so has been granted by the proctor 
prior to the student's departure. 

e. Students must cease conversation prior to the passing out of 
examination papers and maintain silence during the entire 
examination period. 

f. Students must place examination papers face down on 
the writing desk until the examination is officially begun by 
the proctor. 

g. Students must keep examination papers flat on the writing 
desk at all times. 

h. Students at an examination must be prepared to show current 
University identification. 

Each faculty member is to retain, for one full semester after a 
course is ended, the students' final assessments in the appropriate 
medium. If a faculty member goes on leave for a semester or 
longer, or leaves the university, the final assessments and grade 
records for the course must be left with the chair, the director or the 
dean of the department, non-departmentalized school or college, as 
appropriate. 



RECORDS 
Marking System 

The Office of the Registrar, located on the first floor of the Mitchell 
Building, is responsible for maintaining student records and issuing 
official transcripts. 

The following symbols are used on the student's permanent record for all 
courses in which he or she is enrolled after the initial registration and 
schedule adjustment period: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, XF, 
I, P, S, and W. These marks remain as part of the student's permanent 
record and may be changed only by the original instructor on certification, 
approved by the department chair and the dean, that an actual mistake 
was made in determining or recording the grade. 

A+, A, A — denotes excellent mastery of the subject and 
outstanding scholarship. In computations of cumulative or semester 
averages, a mark of A+, A, A- will be assigned a value of 4 quality 
points per credit hour. 

B+, B, B — denotes good mastery of the subject and good 
scholarship. A mark of B+, B, B- is assigned a value of 3 quality 
points per credit hour. 

C+, C, C — denotes acceptable mastery of the subject. A mark of 
C+, C, C- is assigned a value of 2 quality points per credit hour. 

D+, D, D — denotes borderline understanding of the subject. It 
denotes marginal performance, and it does not represent 
satisfactory progress toward a degree. A mark of D+, D, D- is 
assigned a value of 1 quality point per credit hour. 

F — denotes failure to understand the subject and unsatisfactory 
performance. A mark of F is assigned a value of quality points per 
credit hour. 

XF — denotes failure due to academic dishonesty. 

S — is a department option mark that may be used to denote 
satisfactory performance by a student in progressing 
thesis projects, orientation courses, practice teaching, and the like. 
In computation of cumulative averages a mark of S will not 
be included. 

W — is used to indicate withdrawal from a course in which the 
student was enrolled at the end of the schedule adjustment period. 
For information and completeness, the mark of W is placed on the 
student's permanent record by the Office of the Registrar. The 
instructor will be notified that the student has withdrawn from the 
course. This mark is not used in any computation of quality points 
or cumulative average totals at the end of the semester. 



Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 35 



Audit-A student may register to audit a course or courses which have 
been designated as available under the audit option and 
in which space is available. The notation AUD will be placed on 
the transcript for each course audited. A notation to the effect that this 
symbol does not imply attendance or any other effort in the course will 
be included on the transcript in the explanation of the grading system. 

Pass-FaiWhe mark of P is a student option mark, equivalent to 
A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D or D-. The student must inform 
the Office of the Registrar of the selection of this option by the end 
of the schedule adjustment period. 

The following Pass-Fail policy was approved by the Board of Regents for 
implementation beginning with the Spring 1989 semester: 

1. To register for a course under the pass-fail option, an 
undergraduate must have completed 30 or more credit hours of 
college credit with a GPA of at least 2.0. At least 15 of these 
credit hours must have been completed at University of Maryland, 
College Park with a University of Maryland GPA of at least 2.0. 

2. Courses for which this option applies must be electives in the 
student's program. The courses may not be college, major, field of 
concentration, or general education program requirements. 

3. Only one course per semester may be registered for under the 
pass-fail option. 

4. No more than 12 semester hours of credit may be taken under the 
pass-fail option during a student's college career. 

5. Students may not choose this option when re-registering for 
a course. 

6. When registering under the pass-fail option, a course that is 
passed will count as hours in the student's record but will not be 
computed in the grade point average. A course that is failed will 
appear on the student's record and will be computed both in the 
overall average and the semester average. 

7. Students registering for a course under the pass-fail option are 
required to complete all regular course requirements. Their work 
will be evaluated by the instructor by the normal procedure for 
letter grades. The instructor will submit the normal grade. The 
grades A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D or D-will automatically 
be converted by the Office of the Registrar to the grade P on 
the student's permanent record. The grade Fwill remain as given. 
The choice of grading option may be changed only during the 
schedule adjustment period for courses in which the student is 
currently registered. 

Incompletes. The mark of "I" is an exceptional mark that is an instructor 
option. It is given only to a student whose work in a course has been 
qualitatively satisfactory, when, because of illness or other circumstances 
beyond the student's control, he or she has been unable to complete some 
small portion of the work of the course. In no case will the mark "I" be 
recorded for a student who has not completed the major portion of the 
work of the course. 

1. This Incomplete Contract form must be submitted to the dean of 
the college offering the course within six weeks after the grade 
submission deadline (if a grade hasn't already been submitted.) If 
any Incomplete Contract isn't completed within the six week 
period, the instructor will convert the "I" to the appropriate grade. 

2. The student will remove the "I" by completing work assigned by 
the instructor; it is the student's responsibility to request 
arrangements for the completion of the work. The work must be 
completed by the time stipulated in the contract, usually by the 
end of the next semester, but in any event, no later than one year. 
If the remaining work for the course as defined by the contract is 
not completed on schedule, the instructor will convert the "I" to 
the grade indicated by the contract. 

3. Exceptions to the stated deadline may be granted by the student's 
dean (in negotiation with the faculty member or the faculty 
member's dean) upon the written request of the student if 
circumstances warrant further delay. 

4. If the instructor is unavailable, the department chair, upon request 
of the student will make appropriate arrangements for the student 
to complete the course requirements. 

5. It is the responsibility of the instructor or department chair 
concerned to submit the grade promptly upon completion of the 
conditions of the Incomplete Contract. 



6. The "I" cannot be removed through re-registration for the course 
or through "credit by examination." An "I" mark is not used in the 
computation of quality points or cumulative grade point averages. 

Record Notations 

In addition to the above marks, there are provisions for other record or 
transcript notations that may be used based on university policy and 
individual circumstances. 

Duplicate course: Used to indicate two courses with the same course 
content. The second course is counted in the cumulative totals earned; 
both courses are counted in the cumulative attempted credit and in the 
calculation of grade point average. 

Non-applicable (Non-Appl): In all cases of transfer from one college 
to another at the University of Maryland, College Park, the dean of the 
receiving college, with the approval of the student, shall indicate which 
courses, if any, in the student's previous academic program are not 
applicable to his or her new program, and shall notify the Office of the 
Registrar of the adjustments that are to be made in determining the 
student's progress toward a degree. Deletions may occur both in credits 
attempted and correspondingly in credits earned. This evaluation shall be 
made upon the student's initial entry into a new program, not thereafter. If 
a student transfers from one program to another, his or her record 
evaluation shall be made by the dean in the same way as if he or she were 
transferring colleges. If the student subsequently transfers to a third 
college, the dean of the third college shall make a similar initial 
adjustment; courses marked "nonapplicable" by the second dean may 
become applicable in the third program. 

Excluded Credit (Excl Crd): Excluded credit is noted when Academic 
Clemency has been granted. 



Campus Repeat Policy 



The following policies apply to ALL courses that may not be repeated for 
additional credit. 

1. The following students are required to follow the new 
repeat policy: 

a. All new freshmen who began at University of Maryland, College 
Park Fall 1990 and after. 

b. Transfer students from schools other than Maryland 
community colleges who began at University of Maryland, 
College Park, Fall 1990 and after. This includes transfer 
students from another University of Maryland institution. 

2. There is a limit to the number of times a student may repeat a 
course. Students may have one repeat of any course in which they 
earned an A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, P, S, W, 
NGR or Audit; they cannot be registered (after the schedule 
adjustment period) for any given course more than twice. A 
student's dean's office may grant an exception allowing an 
additional course repeat. In this case, students must present a 
plan for successfully completing the course. All attempts will be 
counted toward the total limit for repeatable credits. 

Note: Students may not choose the Pass-Fail option when re- 
registering for a course or re-register for a course in which a 
grade of "I" has been noted. 

3. Students may repeat no more than 18 credits. Additionally, if a 
student withdraws from all courses during a semester, those 
courses are not included in this limit. 

4. The grade point average will include all attempts at a given course 
that result in a grade of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, 
or F. However, to help freshmen and transfer students adjust to 
the University of Maryland, College Park, the following two 
exceptions allow for the cumulative GPA to be calculated so that 
only the higher grade is included: 

a. When the repeated course was taken within the student's first 
semester at University of Maryland, College Park, or 

b. When the repeated course was taken within the student's first 
24 credit hours attempted (including transfer credits) or within 
the semester during which the student reached the 24th credit 
hour attempted. 

5. Any grade earned in prior attempts of a repeated course 
will appear on the student's transcript, regardless of whether 
the grade is dropped from, or included in, the cumulative grade 
point average. 



36 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



6. Repeat by transfer — If a student repeats by transfer a course that 
was taken before or during the semester in which the student 
reached 24 credits attempted (including transfer credits) and the 
transfer grade is higher, then the original grade in the course will 
be excluded from the GPA calculation, 
a. If the course was taken after the semester in which the 

student reached 24 credits attempted, the original grade 

remains in the GPA calculation. 

Repeat Policy Prior to Fall 1990: 

The following students follow the previous repeat policy: 

• Students who began at University of Maryland, College Park, 
before the Fall 1990 semester (including students who enter 
University of Maryland, College Park for summer 1990). 

• Transfer students who began at a Maryland community 
college before Fall 1990. 

• UMBC College of Engineering students who began 
before 1990. 

The highest grade received in the repeated course is used to calculate the 
GPA. A student may repeat any course; however no student may be 
registered for a course more than three times. 

If a student repeats a course in which he or she has already earned a 
mark of A, B, C, D, P, or S, the subsequent attempt shall not increase the 
total hours earned toward the degree. Only the highest mark will be used 
in computation of the student's cumulative average. Under unusual 
circumstances, the student's dean may grant an exception to this policy. 



Academic Clemency Policy 



Undergraduate students returning to the University of Maryland, College 
Park in pursuit of their initial baccalaureate degree, after a separation of 
five calendar years may petition the appropriate dean to have a number of 
previously earned grades and credits removed from the calculation of their 
cumulative grade point average. Up to 16 credits and corresponding 
grades from courses previously completed at the University of Maryland, 
College Park, will be removed from calculation of the grade point average 
and will not be counted toward graduation requirements. The petition for 
clemency must be filed in the first semester of return to the institution. 
Approval is neither automatic or guaranteed. 

Proficiency Examination Programs 

The University of Maryland, College Park offers new, continuing, and 
returning students several opportunities to earn college credit by 
demonstrating achievement in a subject field through examination. College 
Park recognizes three proficiency examination programs for credit: Advanced 
Placement (AP), Departmental Proficiency Examination Program (Credit-by- 
Examination), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Undergraduate 
students may earn a total of up to one-half of the credits required for their 
degree through examination. Usually, this is no more than 60 credits. 
Students are responsible for consulting with the appropriate dean or advisor 
about the applicability of any credits earned by examination to a specific 
degree program. Students should also seek assistance in determining which 
University of Maryland, College Park courses duplicate credits earned for an 
examination. Students will not receive credit for both passing an 
examination and completing an equivalent course. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit. For complete information about 
the applicability of AP exams and the assignment of credit, please see 
chapter 1. 

Departmental Proficiency Examination (Credit-by-Examination)* 

College Park Departmental Proficiency Examinations, customarily referred to as 
"credit-by-examination," are comparable to comprehenswe final examinations 
in a course. Although the mathematics and foreign-language departments 
receive the most applications for credit by examination, many departments will 
provide examinations for certain of their courses. Initial inquiry as to whether 
an examination in a specific course is available is best made at the academic 
department which offers the course in question. 

If an examination for a course is available, the department will provide 
information regarding time and place, type of examination, and material which 
might be helpful in preparing for the examination. An undergraduate who 
passes a departmental proficiency examination is given credit and quality 
points toward graduation in the amount regularly allowed in the course, 
provided such credits do not duplicate credit obtained by some other means. 



After making arrangements with the department, apply through the Division 
of Letters and Sciences, 1117 Hornbake Library, 301-314-9423. 

Policies governing credit by examination: 

1. The applicant must be formally admitted to the University of 
Maryland, College Park. Posting of credit earned, however, will be 
delayed until the student is registered. 

2. Departmental Proficiency Examinations may not be taken for 
courses in which the student has remained registered at the 
University of Maryland, College Park, beyond the Schedule 
Adjustment Period even with a transcript notation of "W." 

3. Departmental Proficiency Examinations may not be used to 
change grades, including Incompletes and Withdrawals. 

4. Application for credit-by-examination is equivalent to registration 
for the course; however, the following conditions apply: 

a. A student may cancel the application at any time prior 
to completion of the examination with no entry on his/ 
her permanent record. (Equivalent to the schedule 
adjustment period.) 

b. The instructor makes the results of the examination available 
to the student prior to formal submission of the grade. Before 
final submission of the grade, the student may elect not to 
have this grade recorded. In this case, a mark of W is 
recorded. (Equivalent to the drop period.) 

c. No examination may be attempted more than twice. 

d. The instructor must certify on the report of the examination 
submitted to the Office of the Registrar that copies of the 
examination questions (or identifying information in the case 
of standardized examinations), and the student's answers 
have been filed with the chair of the department offering 
the course. 

5. If accepted by the student (see 4.b, above), letter grades earned 
through credit-by-examination are entered on the student's 
transcript, and are used in computing his/her cumulative grade 
point average. A student may elect to take a "credit-by- 
examination" "Pass-Fail" only if the credit fulfills an elective in the 
student's degree program. No college, major, field of 
concentration, or general education program requirement may 
be taken under the pass-fail option. Please refer to the Pass-Fail 
policy under the "Records" section in this chapter. 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) recognizes college-level 
competence achieved outside the college classroom. Two types of CLEP 
tests are available: General Examinations, which cover the content of a 
broad field of study; and Subject Examinations, which cover the specific 
content of a college course. Credit can be earned and will be recognized by 
College Park for some CLEP General or Subject Examinations, provided 
satisfactory scores are attained. Credits earned under CLEP are not 
considered "residence" credit, but are treated as transfer credit. 

CLEP exams are administered at CLEP testing centers throughout the 
country. The University of Maryland, College Park is a CLEP Test Center 
(Test Center Code: 5814). To obtain an application or additional 
information, contact the CLEP Administrator in the Counseling Center, 
Room 0106A Shoemaker Hall, (301-314-7688), or write to CLEP, CN 
6600, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6600. 

Students who want to earn credit through CLEP must request their official 
score reports to be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, 
Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5235. 
(The University of Maryland, College Park, Score Recipient Code is 5814.) 

Policies governing CLEP are as follows: 

1. A student must matriculate at the university before CLEP credits 
are officially posted. The posting will not be done until a student 
has established a record. 

2. Each institution of the University System of Maryland establishes 
standards for acceptance of CLEP exemptions and credits. 
Students must check with the institution to which they will 
transfer to learn if they will lose, maintain, or gain credit. 

3. College Park will award credit for a CLEP examination 

(a) provided the examination was being accepted for credit here 
on the date the student took the examination, and 

(b) provided that the examination was not taken during a 
student's final 30 credits. The final 30 hours of credit are to 
be taken in residence, unless prior approval has been 
granted by the student's dean. 

4. Credit will not be given for both completing a course and passing 
an examination covering substantially the same material. 

5. Furthermore, credit will not be awarded for CLEP examinations if 
the student has previously completed more advanced courses in 
the same field. 



Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 37 



CLEP examinations posted on transcripts from other institutions 
will be accepted if the examination has been approved by College 
Park and the scores reported are equal to or higher than those 
required by this institution. If the transcript from the prior 
institution does not carry the scores, it will be the responsibility of 
the student to request Educational Testing Service to forward a 
copy of the official report to the Office of Admissions. 



The university awards credits for CLEP Examinations only as indicated on 
the chart provided in this chapter (if an examination is not listed, it is not 
accepted for credit at this institution). 

If you have questions about the applicability of specific credit to 
your program, consult the list provided in this catalog or contact your 
Dean's Office. 



College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 



Exam Title 


Score 


Related Course 


Cr 


Maj 


Core 


Notes 


General Exams 


Natural Science 


50 


LL Elective 


3 


No 


No 




Humanities 


50 


LL Elective 


3 


No 


No 




Social Science & 
History 


50 


LL Elective 


3 


No 


No 




Subject Exams 


Biology 

Gen. Biology 


49 


LL Elective 


3 


No 


No 


Students who receive CLEP credit in Biology and wish to take 
additional BIOL credit should enroll in BIOL 1 05. 


Chemistry 

Gon. Chemistry 


50 


LL Elective 


3 


No 


No 


Students who receive CLEP credit in Chemistry and wish to take 
additional CHEM credit should enroll in CHEM 103 or 103H. 


Economics 

Prin. Macro. 
Prin. Micro. 


57 
54 


ECON 201 
ECON 200 


3 
3 


Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 


ECON credits fulfill one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science 
requirements. Contact department for placement, 405-3266. 


Government 

American Govt. 


52 


GVPT170 


3 


Yes 


Yes 


GVPT 1 70 fulfills one of two CORE-Social/Behavioral Science 
requirements. Students should contact the department for 
gateway applicability, 405-4136. 


Mathematics 

Calculus/ Elem. 
Functions 


67 
58 
50 


MATH 140 
MATH 220 
LL Elective 


4 
3 
3 


Yes 

No 

No 


Yes 
Yes 


MATH 140 or 220 fulfills CORE-Math & Formal Reasoning non-lab 

requirement; also fulfills CORE-Fundamental Studies Math 

requirement. 

"Fulfills CORE-Fundamental Studies Math requirement. 


Sociology 

Intro. Sociology 


50 


LL Elective 


3 


No 


No 


Sociology majors who receive credit for this exam will be exempt 
from SOCY 1 00. Other students who wish to fulfill a CORE 
requirement are encouraged to enroll in SOCY 105. 



Please Note: LL refers to courses at the lower (100 and 200) level. Any test not listed will not be accepted for credit 
at UMCP. Students may not receive credit both for CLEP courses and for equivalent UMCP courses or transfer 
courses (including Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate). CLEP credit will be deleted in such cases. 
Applicable scores for a particular exam are those in effect when a student takes the exam. Contact your College 
Dean if you have questions. 



Certain CLEP tests may be revised during 2005-06. At the time this catalog was printed, Information on the new 
versions of those tests was not available. Changes are possible in UMCP credit acceptance for revised CLEP 
exams. Contact the Testing Office for up-to-date information, 314-7688. 

Computer-based CLEP testing was implemented during 2003 for selected tests at selected test venues. Scoring 
procedures are changing. The scores above apply to NON-computer based testing. Departments will evaluate the 
new tests and scoring procedures as they become available. Some exams will be considered for credit on a case- 
by-case basis until review is complete. Contact an advisor or the Transfer Credit Center (tccinfo©. umd.edu) for 
further information. Students who have matriculated at UMCP are encouraged to speak to their advisor about 
departmental or Advanced Placement exams in addition to CLEP. All matriculated students must have permission 
of their college advisor to take CLEP tests. Students interested in taking MATH CLEP are encouraged to speak to 
the math advisor on campus, 405-4362. 



38 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



TRANSFER CREDIT 

(For current University of Maryland, College Park students) 

The Office of the Registrar posts all transfer credit that would be 
acceptable to any of the degree programs at the University of Maryland, 
College Park. The dean of the college in which the student is enrolled 
determines which transfer credits are applicable to the student's degree 
program. In general, credit from academic courses taken at institutions of 
higher education accredited by a regional accrediting association will 
transfer, provided that the course is completed with at least a grade of C 
and the course is similar in content and level to work offered at College 
Park. The title of courses accepted for transfer credit will be noted on the 
student's record; however, the grade will not. Grades from transferred 
courses are not included in the University of Maryland, College Park, grade 
point average calculation. See chapter 1 for additional information. 

Courses taken at other institutions while attending the University of 
Maryland, College Park 

1. Courses taken at another institution may not be credited toward 
a degree without approval in advance by the dean of the college 
from which the student expects a degree. The same rule applies 
to registration in the summer program of another institution. 
"Permission to Enroll in Another Institution" forms are available in 
the office of the student's dean. This form must be submitted and 
approved by the college for any course which will eventually be 
added to the university transcript. 

2. Courses taken at other University of Maryland Institutions 

For students who began their attendance at the University of 
Maryland, College Park in Fall 1989 or later, all course work taken 
at any University System of Maryland institution will be posted as 
transfer credit. For all students who attended Maryland prior to 
Fall 1989, courses taken at another University of Maryland Board 
of Regents institution (UMBC, UMAB, UMES, UMUC) prior to Fall 
1989 will be included in the cumulative GPA. Courses taken at any 
other institution may not be credited toward a degree without 
advance approval. See #1 above for information. 

3. USM Concurrent Inter-Institutional Registration Program 
University undergraduate students participating in the Concurrent 
Inter-Institutional Registration Program should obtain permission 
from their dean. Course work counts as resident credit. Students 
participating in this program must be enrolled full time in a degree 
program at University of Maryland, College Park, for the semester 
in which these courses are taken. 

4. Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Courses taken through the Consortium are considered to be 
resident credit. See above under "Consortium" and see the 
Schedule of Classes for information. 

Transfer Credit Center 

The Transfer Credit Center provides articulation information and assistance to 
students and transfer advisors. More information is available in the section 
on Transfer Admission in chapter 1 and on the internet at www.tce.umd.edu. 

COMPUTATION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE 
(GPA) 

GPA is computed by dividing the total number of quality points accumulated 
in courses for which a grade of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or 
F has been assigned by the total number of credits attempted in those 
courses. Courses for which a mark of P, S, I, NGR or W has been assigned 
are not included in computing the GPA. Each letter grade has a numerical 
value: A+, A, A- = 4; B+, B, B- = 3; C+, C, C- = 2; D+, D, D- = 1; F = 0. 
Multiplying this value by the number of credits for a particular course gives 
the number of quality points earned for that course. 

See Repeat Policy to determine the effect of repeated courses in the 
calculation of GPA. 

SEMESTER ACADEMIC HONORS 

Semester Academic Honors (Dean's List) will be awarded to those students 
who complete, within any given semester (excluding winter and summer 
terms), 12 or more credits (excluding courses with grades of P and S) with 
a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. This recognition will be noted on the 
student's academic record. 



UNDERGRADUATE POLICY ON ACADEMIC 
PROBATION AND DISMISSAL 

Consistent with the Statement of Expectations, it is the intent of the 
University that its students make satisfactory progress toward their degree 
objectives, and achieve academic success. If a student has special 
circumstances that make it impossible to complete a normal course load, 
the student must meet with an advisor to discuss the circumstances, the 
student's plans for continued progress toward a degree, and the 
implications for continued enrollment. 

The guidelines for retention of students are as follows: 

a. Academic retention is based solely on grade point average (GPA). A 
minimum of 120 successfully completed course credits is required 
for graduation in any degree curriculum. Individual colleges, 
schools, and departments may establish higher requirements for 
graduation. Students must consult the appropriate college, school, 
or department for specific information. 

b. Satisfactory Performance is defined as the achievement of a 
cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. Students whose semester GPA 
falls below 2.0 are encouraged to meet with their advisors 
regarding the development of a plan that will appropriately 
respond to the student's academic difficulties and lead to 
academic improvement. Individual colleges, schools and 
departments may establish separate requirements for mandatory 
advising. Students must consult the appropriate college, school, 
or department for specific information. 

c. Unsatisfactory Performance is defined as the achievement of a 
cumulative GPA of less than 2.0. Students will be placed on 
Academic Probation following any semester in which a 2.0 
cumulative GPA is not achieved. Normally, students will be 
Academically Dismissed if they are unable to raise their cumulative 
GPA to 2.0 or higher at the end of their probationary semester. 

Academic Probation: 

Students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative 
GPA falls below 2.0. Normally, a student is expected to attain a 
2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of any probationary semester. 
Students who fail to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of 
their probationary semester may be academically dismissed, 
depending on their credit level as detailed below. 

1. Students who have earned 60 credits or more will be 
dismissed from the University in the event their cumulative 
GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of their probationary 
semester. 

2. Students who are on academic probation and have earned 
fewer than 60 credits will be permitted to continue on 
academic probation if a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 is 
achieved in each semester of probation. 

a. Full-time students must complete 9 or more credits in each 
semester of probation. A completed credit is defined as 
credit for any course in which a student receives a grade of 
A, B, C, D, F, P, orS. 

b. Students who meet this requirement will be permitted to 
continue on probation until the close of the semester 
(excluding winter and summer terms) in which they attain a 
cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

c. Students who are on probation will be dismissed if they 
have not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of 
the semester in which they complete 60 credits. 

3. The Office of the Registrar will notify students when they are 
placed on academic probation. Such notices will include a 
requirement that the students consult an academic advisor in 
their colleges early in the probationary semester and in no 
event later than the beginning of the early registration period 
for the next semester. The Office of the Registrar will notify 
the colleges of students who are placed on academic 
probation and will note the academic probationary status on 
the students' academic record. 

a. The academic advisors will assist students in developing 
appropriate plans for achieving satisfactory academic 
performance. 

b. Students who are placed on probation will not be allowed to 
add or drop courses, or register without the approval of an 
academic advisor in their college. 



Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 39 



Academic Dismissal: 

1. Students who have earned 60 or more credits will be 
dismissed if their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for two 
consecutive semesters (excluding winter and summer terms). 

2. Students who have earned fewer than 60 credits will be 
dismissed following any probationary semester in which they 
fail to attain a minimum 2.0 semester GPA and complete the 
requisite credits detailed under 'Academic Probation.' 

3. Students who have been academically dismissed and who are 
reinstated will be academically dismissed again if a cumulative 
GPA of at least 2.0 is not achieved by the end of the first 
semester after reinstatement. Reinstated students will not be 
allowed to add or drop courses, or to register during any 
semester without the approval of an academic advisor in their 
college, unless a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is achieved. 

4. The Office of the Registrar will notify the appropriate University 
offices when students are academically dismissed and will 
note the dismissal on the students' academic record. 

5. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will notify students in 
writing when they are dismissed. The notices will include a 
statement that registration for the next semester (excluding 
winter or summer terms) will be canceled. 

6. Normally, a student dismissed for academic reasons must wait 
out one semester (fall or spring) before reinstatement. 
Exceptions will be determined by the Faculty Petition Board. 

Application for Academic Reinstatement. 

1. Students who have been dismissed may apply to the Faculty 
Petition Board for reinstatement on the grounds of mitigating 
circumstances, such as (i) demonstrated progress toward a 
degree by successful completion of 24 degree-applicable 
credits in the preceding year, (ii) continuing improvement in the 
cumulative grade point average, and (iii) progress in general 
education and major requirements. 

2. The application for reinstatement must include a written 
statement explaining the circumstances leading to dismissal 
and a proposed plan to remedy those circumstances. Students 
are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors prior to 
submitting their applications to the Faculty Petition Board. 

3. Applications for reinstatement can be obtained from the 
Reenrollment Office in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 
which is responsible for administering the reinstatement 
process in coordination with the Faculty Petition Board. 

Faculty Petition Board. 

1. The Reenrollment Office is responsible for submitting the 
reinstatement applications for review and decision by the Faculty 
Petition Board, which is comprised of tenured faculty appointed 
by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. 
The Board is the sole arbiter of reinstatement applications. 

2. The Faculty Petition Board has the discretion to establish the 
terms for reinstatement, including the requirements for 
achieving academic improvement and developing an academic 
plan for success. 

3. The Reenrollment Office will forward the Board's decision to 
students at their permanent addresses. 

Dismissal of Delinquent Students. 

The university reserves the right to request at any time the withdrawal of a 
student who cannot or does not maintain the required standard of 
scholarship, or whose continuance in the university would be detrimental to 
his or her health, or the health of others, or whose conduct is not 
satisfactory to the authorities of the university. Additional information about 
the dismissal of delinquent students may be found in the Code of Student 
Conduct, Appendix C, in Chapter 10. 



GRADUATION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The University of Maryland, College Park, awards the following degrees: 
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Music, 
Bachelor of Science, Master of Applied Anthropology, Master of 
Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of 
Community Planning, Master of Education, Master of Engineering, Master 
of Fine Arts, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Information 
Management, Master of Journalism, Master of Library Science, Master of 
Chemical and Life Sciences, Master of Music, Master of Public Health, 
Master of Public Management, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science, 
Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of 
Philosophy, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Students in specified two- 
year curricula may be awarded certificates. 



Graduation Applications 



Each candidate for a degree or certificate must file a formal application 
with the Office of the Registrar. The deadline for application is the end of 
the schedule adjustment period for the semester in which the student 
plans to graduate, or at the end of the first week of the second summer 
session for August degrees. 

In all cases, graduation applications must be filed at the beginning of 
the student's final semester before receiving a degree. The graduation 
applications are available on the internet at www.testudo.umd.edu or at the 
Registrar's Office, 1st floor Mitchell Building. 

Degree Requirements 

The requirements for graduation vary according to the character of work in the 
different colleges, schools, departments and academic units. It is the 
responsibility of the colleges, schools, departments and other academic units 
to establish and publish clearly defined degree requirements. Responsibility 
for knowing and meeting all degree requirements for graduation in any 
curriculum rests with the student. Specific degree requirements are listed in 
this catalog under the college and/or department as appropriate. 

Each student should check with the proper academic authorities no later 
than the close of the junior year to ascertain his or her standing with 
respect to advancement toward a degree. For this purpose, each student 
should be sure to review their semester grades and unofficial transcript on 
the Testudo Interactive Student Website (www.testudo.umd.edu) at the 
close of each semester or request a semester grade report. 

1) Residency requirement — Final 30-Hour Rule 

a. All candidates for University of Maryland, College Park, degrees 
should plan to take their final 30 credits in residence since the 
advanced work of their major study normally occurs in the last year 
of the undergraduate program. Included in these 30 semester hours 
will be a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses numbered 300 
or above, including at least 12 semester hours required in the major 
field (in curricula requiring such concentrations). 

b. A student who at the time of graduation will have completed 30 
credit hours in residence at the University of Maryland, College 
Park, may, under unusual circumstances, be permitted to take a 
maximum of 8 of the final 30 credits of record, comprising no 
more than two courses, at another institution. A student who has 
completed 75 credit hours in residence at the University, may, 
under unusual circumstances, be permitted to take a maximum of 
16 of the final 30 credits of record, comprising no more than 4 
courses, at another institution. In such cases, written permission 
must be obtained in advance from the dean and chair/director of 
the academic unit from which the student expects to graduate. 
Any course taken at another institution and intended to satisfy a 
specific major requirement at the University of Maryland must be 
approved as an equivalent course by the chair/director and the 
dean. Normally, no more than two courses required by the major, 
including major and supporting courses, will be approved. 
Exceptions beyond the articulated maximum credits and/or 
courses will be made only under highly unusual circumstances; 
requests for an exception must be made through the Dean's office 
to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

c. For students in the combined three-year, preprofessional 
programs, the final 30 hours of the 90-hour program at the 
University of Maryland, College Park, must be taken in residence. 

2) Enrollment in Majors. A student must be enrolled in the major 
program from which he or she plans to graduate, when registering 
for the final 15 hours of the baccalaureate program. This 
requirement also applies to the third year of the combined, 
preprofessional degree programs. 

3) Credit Requirements. While several undergraduate curricula 
require more than 120 credits, no baccalaureate curriculum requires 
fewer than 120. No baccalaureate will be awarded in instances in 
which fewer than 120 credit hours have been earned. 

It is the responsibility of each student to familiarize himself or herself 
with the requirements of specific curricula. The student is urged to 
seek advice on these matters from the departments, colleges, or the 
Office of the Dean for Office of Undergraduate Studies. 

To earn a baccalaureate from the University of Maryland, College 
Park, a minimum of 30 credits must be taken in residence. 



40 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



4) Grade Point Average. A minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point 
average is required for graduation in all curricula. 



MINORS 

Minors afford students the opportunity to pursue a limited but structured 
concentration in a coherent field of study outside their major. The minor 
may be a truncated version of a major or a distinctive intellectual subset of 
a discipline. Minors are not offered in every field of study. Students should 
inquire with departments for current availability of minors or visit: 
www.provost.umd.edu/Minors 

The structures of minors vary in detail, but, with rare exceptions, they all 
require no fewer than 15 and no more than 24 credits with at least 9 
credits in upper division courses (300 level or above). No more than six 
credits (or two courses) may be applied to satisfy both the requirements of 
a minor and a major program. No course may be used to satisfy the 
requirements of more than one minor. All courses taken for a minor must 
be completed with a minimum grade of C. 

To insure appropriate academic advising, students who wish to pursue a 
minor should inform both the college responsible for their major and the 
unit offering the minor as early as possible, but in no case later than one 
full academic year before the expected date of graduation. When a student 
has completed all requirements for the minor, the unit offering the minor 
shall notify the student's college, which verifies that the student has met 
all requirements and officially notifies the Registrar's Office. The 
completion of a minor is posted on the student's official transcript only 
when the student completes all requirements for the bachelor's degree. 

In February 2004, the University Senate voted to phase out academic 
citations and replace them with minors. Students pursuing an academic 
citation should contact the respective department or program for 
information on this conversion process. 



SECOND MAJORS AND SECOND DEGREES 

Second majors 

A student who wishes to complete a second major concurrently with his or 
her primary major of record must obtain written permission in advance 
from the appropriate departments or programs and colleges. As early as 
possible, but in no case later than one full academic year before the 
expected date of graduation, the student must file with the department or 
programs involved and with the appropriate deans, formal programs 
showing the courses to be offered to meet requirements in each of the 
majors and supporting areas as well as those of the college and general 
education programs. A student who wishes to add a Limited Enrollment 
Program as a second major must do so at the earliest possible opportunity 
to assure that specific credit and GPA requirements can be met. In order 
to obtain approval, students must complete all of the requirements 
specified for both the primary and secondary major. Courses taken for one 
major may be counted as appropriate as part of the degree requirements 
for the general education programs. If two colleges are involved in the 
double major program, the student must designate which college will be 
responsible for the maintenance of records and certification of general 
education requirements. Final approval of a double major program must be 
obtained from each of the appropriate departments and college(s). 

Second Degrees Taken Simultaneously 

A student who wishes to receive two bachelor's degrees simultaneously 
must satisfactorily complete the regularly prescribed requirements of both 
degree programs and a minimum of 150 credits (180 credits if one of the 
degrees is in Special Education). At least 18 of the credits applied to one 
degree must be in course work not applied to the requirements of the other 
degree program. As early as possible, but in no case later than one full 
academic year before the expected date of graduation, the student must file 
with the department or programs involved, as well as with the appropriate 
deans, formal programs showing the courses to be offered to meet the 
major, supporting area, college, and general education programs. If two 
colleges are involved in the double degree program, the student must 
designate which college will be responsible for the maintenance of records 
and certification of general education requirements. Final approval of a 
double degree program must be obtained from each of the appropriate 
departments and college(s). 



Second Degrees Taken Sequentially 

A student who has completed the requirements for, and has received one 
baccalaureate and who wishes to earn a second degree from the university 
must satisfactorily complete all of the prescribed requirements for the 
second degree and enough additional credits so that the total, including all 
applicable credits earned at the university or elsewhere, is at least 150 
credits (180 credits if one of the degrees is in Special Education). At least 
18 of the credits applied to one degree must be in course work not applied 
to the requirements of the other degree program. In no case will a second 
baccalaureate be awarded to a student who has not completed a minimum 
of 30 credits in residence at the university. 

Post-Baccalaureate Second Degree 

A student who has completed a bachelor's degree at another accredited or 
recognized college or university and wishes to earn a second degree, must 
satisfy all current degree requirements, including General Education 
requirements. A course by course evaluation of the student's prior 
collegiate work will be undertaken to determine which requirements have 
been satisfied by prior coursework. In no case, will a second baccalaureate 
be awarded to a student who has not completed a minimum of 30 credits 
in residence at the university. 



COMMENCEMENT HONORS 

Summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude are the highest 
commencement honors that the University bestows for sustained 
excellence in scholarship. They are awarded to the top 10% of all students 
graduating in each college over the course of a year. Summa cum laude is 
awarded to students with a GPA equal to the highest two percent of all 
college graduates over the past three terms, magna cum laude to the next 
highest three percent, and cum laude to the following five percent. To be 
eligible for this recognition, at least 60 semester hours must be earned at 
the university or at a program in which credit earned is counted as 
University of Maryland, College Park, resident credit (contact the Office of 
the Registrar to determine program eligibility). No more than 6 credits 
taken pass/fail or satisfactory/fail shall count toward the 60-hour 
minimum. No student with a grade-point average of less than 3.3 will be 
considered for a commencement honor. Because grades for a term 
generally are officially recorded after the term's graduation day, 
computation of the student's GPA will not include grades for courses taken 
during the student's final semester at the university. However, the hours 
taken during that semester will apply toward the 60-hour requirement. 



Election to Phi Beta Kappa 



Organized in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely 
respected academic honorary society in the United States. Invitation to 
membership is based on outstanding scholastic achievement in studies of 
the liberal arts and sciences. Student members are chosen entirely on the 
basis of academic excellence; neither extracurricular leadership nor service 
to the community is considered. Election is held twice a year, once in the 
fall and once in the spring semester. 

The process for election to Phi Beta Kappa involves a review in November 
for those who graduated the previous August or those who will graduate in 
December, and a review in March for those graduating in May. A number of 
qualifying juniors are also considered during the same semester. The 
review is conducted by a select committee of faculty members representing 
the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The committee 
reviews transcripts of all juniors and seniors with qualifying grade point 
averages. Whether a student qualifies for membership in Phi Beta Kappa 
depends on the quality, depth, and breadth of the student's record in 
liberal education courses. The final decision for election rests with the 
resident faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa. There is no application 
procedure for election to Phi Beta Kappa (see #3 below for possible 
exception). 

Requirements for selection to membership in Phi Beta Kappa at the 
University of Maryland, College Park, campus chapter include: 

1. Grade Point Average: For seniors a grade point average of at least 
3.5 overall as well as in all liberal arts and sciences courses taken. 
For juniors the minimum grade point average is 3.75, and possibly 
higher depending on the number of candidates in a particular year. 

2. Residence: At least 60 credit hours must be taken at the University 
of Maryland, College Park. 



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3. Liberal Courses: For seniors, at least 90 credit hours in courses in 
the liberal arts and sciences (where "liberal" courses are to be 
distinguished from professional or technical courses), at least 45 of 
which must be taken at the University of Maryland, College Park. For 
juniors, at least 75 total credit hours must be completed, at least 
60 of which are in courses in the liberal arts and sciences; of these, 
at least 45 must be taken at the University of Maryland, College 
Park. Students would ordinarily be majors in one of the programs in 
the liberal arts and sciences. However, students with the requisite 
number of liberal credit hours can be admitted if they have 
completed at least 5 courses (15 credit hours or more) for seniors 
or three courses (9 credit hours or more) for juniors in a single 
liberal arts and sciences department/program at UMCP. 

4. Required courses: One semester of mathematics, which must be 
fulfilled by college-level credit hours (including AP credit), and two 
college semesters of a foreign language at the elementary level, or 
above. The language requirement may also be satisfied by 
completion of four years of one language other than English at the 
high-school level or above, or the equivalent. Students with such a 
foreign language background who wish to be considered for 
admission to Phi Beta Kappa should notify the Phi Beta Kappa 
office in writing and provide the appropriate documentation (such as 
a high school transcript) prior to the month of consideration. Credit 
is not allowed based on SAT scores. 



(b) FABRICATION: intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention 
of any information or citation in an academic exercise. 

(c) FACILITATING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: intentionally or knowingly 
helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this 
Code. 

(d) PLAGIARISM: intentionally or knowingly representing the words or 
ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise. 

Responsibility to Report Academic Dishonesty 

2. Academic dishonesty is a corrosive force in the academic life of a 

university. It jeopardizes the quality of education and depreciates the 

genuine achievements of others. It is, without reservation, a responsibility 

of all members of the campus community to actively deter it. Apathy or 

acquiescence in the presence of academic dishonesty is not a neutral 

act. Histories of institutions demonstrate that a laissez-faire 

response will reinforce, perpetuate, and enlarge the scope of such 

misconduct, institutional reputations for academic dishonesty are 

regrettable aspects of modern education. These reputations 

become self-fulfilling and grow, unless vigorously challenged by 

students and faculty alike. 

All members of the University community-students, faculty, and staff- 
share the responsibility and authority to challenge and make known 
acts of apparent academic dishonesty. 



5. Distribution: The credit hours presented for Phi Beta Kappa must 
contain at least three liberal arts and sciences courses (9 credit 
hours or more) in each of the three following areas: a) arts and 
humanities, b) behavioral and social sciences, c) natural sciences 
and mathematics (including a laboratory science course; this 
requirement cannot be fulfilled by AP credit). All the courses in at 
least two of the three required areas must be completed at UMCP 
and in the remaining area no more than one AP course can be used 
to fulfill the requirement. In general Phi Beta Kappa will accept the 
CORE classification of courses but courses which CORE designates 
as having more than one classification may not satisfy any Phi Beta 
Kappa distribution requirement. Students with more challenging 
courses and moderately high grade point averages are preferred by 
the committee to those with higher grade point averages but a 
narrow range of courses. Minimal qualifications in more than one 
area may preclude election to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Recommended criteria include: 

Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee election to Phi Beta 
Kappa. The judgment of the resident faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa on 
the quality, depth, and breadth of the student's record is the deciding 
factor in every case. 

Any questions about criteria for election to Phi Beta Kappa (including 
equivalency examinations in foreign languages) should be directed to 
the Phi Beta Kappa Office, Dr. Denis Sullivan, 301-405-8986. 



UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK 
CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 

Amended Effective Fall 2002 

Introduction 

The University is an academic community. Its fundamental purpose is the 
pursuit of knowledge. Like all other communities, the University can 
function properly only if its members adhere to clearly established goals 
and values. Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the 
commitment to the principles of truth and academic honesty. Accordingly, 
The Code of Academic Integrity is designed to ensure that the principle of 
academic honesty is upheld. While all members of the University share this 
responsibility, The Code of Academic Integrity is designed so that special 
responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies with 
the students. 

Definitions 

1. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: any of the following acts, when committed by 
a student, shall constitute academic dishonesty: 
(a) CHEATING: intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized 
materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. 



Honor Statement 

3. Letters informing both graduate and undergraduate students of their 
acceptance at the University, as well as appointment letters for 
members of the faculty, shall contain a short statement concerning the 
role of the Student Honor Council, as well as the obligation of all 
members of the University of Maryland-College Park community to 
promote the highest standards of academic integrity. 

Honor Pledge 

4. On every examination, paper or other academic exercise not specifically 
exempted by the instructor, the student shall write by hand and sign the 
following pledge: 

/ pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized 
assistance on this examination. 

Failure to sign the pledge is not an honors offense, but neither is it a 
defense in case of violation of this Code. Students who do not sign the 
pledge will be given the opportunity to do so. Refusal to sign must be 
explained to the instructor. Signing or non-signing of the pledge will not 
be considered in grading or judicial procedures. Material submitted 
electronically should contain the pledge, submission implies signing 
the pledge. 

5. On examinations, no assistance is authorized unless given by or 
expressly allowed by the instructor. On other assignments, the pledge 
means that the assignment has been done without academic 
dishonesty, as defined above. 

6. The pledge is a reminder that at Maryland students carry primary 
responsibility for academic integrity because the meaningfulness of their 
degrees depends on it. Faculty is urged to emphasize the importance of 
academic honesty and of the pledge as its symbol. Reference on 
syllabuses to the pledge and to this Code, including where it can be found 
on the internet and in the Undergraduate Catalog, is encouraged. 

Self-Referral 

7. Students who commit acts of academic dishonesty may demonstrate their 
renewed commitment to academic integrity by reporting themselves in 
writing to the Chair of the Honor Council. Students may not exercise the 
self-referral option more than once during their enrollment at the University. 

8. If an investigation by the Honor Council Executive Committee or 
designee reveals that no member of the University had a suspicion of a 
self-referring student's act of academic dishonesty, then the student 
will not be charged with academic dishonesty, or left with a disciplinary 
record. Instead, the Student Honor Council will notify the Dean or a 
designee and the faculty member where the incident occurred. The 
Dean or designee shall then convene a conference between the student 
and the faculty member. The purpose of this conference will be to 
ensure that the self-referral provisions of this Code are followed, not to 
levy a sanction, or to create a disciplinary record. The Dean will notify 
the Student Honor Council in writing of the outcome of the conference. 111 



42 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



9. In all cases where a student self-referral is accepted, the student will 
be required to successfully complete the non-credit integrity seminar 
offered by the Student Honor Council. Also, the student will have any 
grade for the academic exercise in question reduced one letter grade, 
or to an "F" or a zero, in the discretion of the faculty member involved. 

10. If the Honor Council Executive Committee or designee determines that 
a suspicion of academic dishonesty existed at the time the student 
admitted the act, then the matter will be resolved in accordance with 
the procedures specified in this code for resolving academic dishonesty 
allegations. The student's admission may be considered a mitigating 
circumstance for purposes of sanctioning. 

Procedures: Reporting and Informal Resolution 

11. Any member of the University community who has witnessed an apparent 
act of academic dishonesty, or has information that reasonably leads to 
the conclusion that such an act has occurred or has been attempted, has 
the responsibility to inform the Honor Council promptly in writing. 

12. If the Honor Council determines that a report of academic dishonesty is 
supported by reasonable cause 121 , the case shall be referred to the Dean of 
the College where the incident occurred. 131 The Dean or designee, (who 
must not be the referring faculty member), will inform the accused student 
in writing of the charges, and shall offer him/her an opportunity for an 
informal meeting to review the case.™ The faculty of the course may be 
included in the meeting. The Dean or designee shall also provide the 
accused student with a copy of this Code, and a statement of procedural 
rights approved by the Honor Council 151 , which shall include the right of the 
student to request the presence of a member of the Honor Council at the 
informal meeting. 

13. If the accused student has no prior record of academic dishonesty or 
serious disciplinary misconduct' 61 , the Dean or designee and the student 
may reach an agreement concerning how the case should be resolved. 
The standard "XF" grade penalty will normally be imposed if it is agreed 
by the student that he/she committed an act of academic dishonesty. 
Any other sanction agreed upon by the student and the Dean or 
designee will constitute a recommendation to the Honor Council, and 
must be supported by a written statement signed by the student and 
the dean or designee. The written statement will be reviewed by the 
Honor Council 171 , which shall inform both the student and the Dean or 
designee of the sanction imposed. 

Procedures: Resolution by an Honor Review 

14. Cases not resolved in accordance with Part 10 of this Code shall result 
in an Honor Review. 181 An Honor Review is conducted by an Honor Board. 
The Board is convened by the Student Honor Council. It will normally 
consist of six persons, five of whom will be voting members. 
Determinations of the Honor Board will be by a majority vote (three 
votes or more). Honor Boards are selected as follows: 

(a) Three students selected by the Student Honor Council from among 
its members. In the event the student accused of academic 
dishonesty is a graduate student, then at least two of the student 
members shall be graduate students. 

(b) Two faculty members selected in accordance with procedures 
established by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In the event 
the student accused of academic dishonesty is a graduate student, 
then at least one of the persons selected shall be a regular member 
of the Graduate Faculty. 

(c) The Honor Board shall have one non-voting member, who shall serve 
as the Presiding Officer. The Presiding Officer may be a student, 
faculty, or staff member of the University. The Presiding Officer will 
be selected by the Director of Judicial Programs. 

15. If the Vice President for Academic Affairs determines that the Student 
Honor Council or an Honor Board cannot be convened within a reasonable 
period of time after an accusation is made, the Vice President or a 
designee may review the case. If there is reasonable cause to believe 
that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred or has been attempted, 
the Vice President or designee will convene an ad hoc Honor Board by 
selecting and appointing two students and one faculty/staff member. 
Whenever possible, student members of ad hoc Honor Boards shall be 
members of the Student Honor Council. A non-voting presiding officer 
shall be appointed by the Director of Judicial Programs. 

16. The Campus Advocate or a designee shall serve as the Complainant at 
an Honor Review. The principal responsibilities of the Complainant are: 

(a) to prepare a formal Charge of Academic Dishonesty, and deliver it to 
the student and the Honor Board. The student will be deemed to 
have received such notice on the date of personal delivery, or if 
certified mail is used, on the date of delivery at the most recent 
address provided to the University by the student; 

(b) to present the evidence and analysis upon which the Charge is 
based to the Honor Board during the Honor Review; 



(c) to perform such other duties as may be requested by the Student 
Honor Council or the Honor Board. 

17. The Charge of Academic Dishonesty serves to give a student a reasonable 
understanding of the act and circumstances to be considered by the Honor 
Board, thereby placing the student in a position to contribute in a 
meaningful way to the inquiry. It also serves to provide initial focus to that 
inquiry. It is not, however, a technical or legal document, and is not 
analogous to an indictment or other form of process. The charge may be 
modified as the discussion proceeds, as long as the accused student is 
accorded a reasonable opportunity to prepare a response. 

18. The purpose of an Honor Review is to explore and investigate the 
incident giving rise to the appearance of academic dishonesty, and to 
reach an informed conclusion as to whether or not academic dishonesty 
occurred. In keeping with the ultimate premise and justification of 
academic life, the duty of all persons at an Honor Review is to assist in 
a thorough and honest exposition of all related facts. 

The basic tenets of scholarship-full and willing disclosure, accuracy of 
statement, and intellectual integrity in hypothesis, in argument and in 
conclusion-must always take precedence over the temptation to gain a 
particular resolution of the case. An Honor Review is not in the character of 
a criminal or civil legal proceeding. It is not modeled on these adversarial 
systems; nor does it serve the same social functions. It is not a court or 
tribunal. Rather, it is an academic process unique to the community of 
scholars that comprise a university. 

19. The role of the Presiding Officer is to exercise impartial control over the 
Honor Review in order to achieve an equitable, orderly, timely and 
efficient process. The Presiding Officer is authorized to make all 
decisions and rulings as are necessary and proper to achieve that end, 
including such decisions and rulings as pertain to scheduling and to the 
admissibility of evidence. If in the judgment of the Presiding Officer 
there is reasonable cause to question the impartiality of a board 
member, the Presiding Officer will so inform the Honor Council, which 
will reconstitute the board. 
20. The Presiding Officer or designee will select the date, time and place for 
the Honor Review, and notify the student in writing a minimum of ten 
(10) days prior to the review. 
21. The sequence of an Honor Review is necessarily controlled by the nature 
of the incident to be investigated and the character of the information to 
be examined. It thus lies within the judgment of the Presiding Officer to 
fashion the most reasonable approach. The following steps, however, 
have been found to be efficient, and are generally recommended: 

(a) The Complainant, and then the student or the student's advocate, 
summarize the matter before the Honor Board, including any 
relevant information or arguments. 

(b) The Complainant, and then the student, present and question 
persons having knowledge of the incident, and offer documents or 
other materials bearing on the case. The Complainant, the student 
and all members of the Honor Board may question any person giving 
testimony. 

(c) The members of the Honor Board may ask the Complainant or the 
student any relevant questions. The members may also request any 
additional material or the appearance of other persons they deem 
appropriate. 

(d) The Complainant, and then the student or the student's advocate, 
may make brief closing statements. 

(e) The Honor Board meets privately to discuss the case, and reaches a 
finding by a majority vote. 

(f) The Honor Board will not conclude that a student has attempted or 
engaged in an act of academic dishonesty unless, after considering 
all the information before it, a majority of members believe that 
such a conclusion is supported by clear and convincing evidence. If 
this is not the case, the Honor Board will dismiss the charge of 
academic dishonesty. 

(g) If the Honor Board finds the student has engaged in an act of 
academic dishonesty, both the Complainant and the student or the 
student's advocate, may recommend an appropriate sanction. 
Pertinent documents and other material may be offered. The Honor 
Board then meets privately to reach a decision, which must be by a 
majority vote of its members. 

(h) The Presiding Officer will provide the Complainant and the student 

with a written report of the Honor Board's determination. 
22. Role of Advocate and Advisor: 

(a) The accused student may be assisted by an advocate, who must be 

a registered, degree-seeking student at the University. The role of 

the advocate will be limited to: 
I. Making brief opening and closing statements, as well as comments 

on appropriate sanction. 

II. Suggesting relevant questions which the Presiding Officer may 
direct to a witness 

III Providing confidential advice to the student. 



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(b) The accused student may also be accompanied by an advisor, who 
may be an attorney. The role of the advisor during an Honor Review 
will be limited to providing confidential advice only to the accused 
student, not the advocate, provided such advice is given without 
interfering with or disrupting the Honor Review. 

Even if accompanied by an advocate and/or an advisor, the student 
must take an active and constructive role in the Honor Review. In 
particular, the student must fully cooperate with the Honor Board 
and respond to its inquiries without undue intrusion by an advocate 
or advisor. 

In consideration of the limited role of advocates and advisors, and of 
the compelling interest of the University to expeditiously conclude 
the matter, the work of an Honor Board will not, as a general 
practice, be delayed due to the unavailability of an advocate or an 
advisor. 

(c) Honor Reviews may be tape recorded or transcribed. If a recording 
or transcription is not made, the decision of the honor board must 
include a summary of the testimony and shall be sufficiently 
detailed to permit review on appeal. 

(d) Presence at an Honor Review lies within the judgment of the 
Presiding Officer. An Honor Review is a confidential investigation. It 
requires a deliberative and candid atmosphere, free from 
distraction. Accordingly, it is not open to the public or other 
"interested" persons. However, at the student's request, the 
Presiding Officer will permit a student's parents or spouse to 
observe and may permit a limited number of additional observers. 
The Presiding Officer may cause to be removed from the Honor 
Review any person who disrupts or impedes the investigation, or 
who fails to adhere to the rulings of the Presiding Officer. The 
Presiding Officer may direct that persons, other than the accused 
student or the Complainant, who are to be called upon to provide 
information, be excluded from the Honor Review except for that 
purpose. The members of the Honor Board may conduct private 
deliberations at such times and places as they deem proper. 

(e) It is the responsibility of the person desiring the presence of a 
witness before an Honor Board to ensure that the witness appears. If 
necessary, a subpoena may be requested, in accordance with Part 
32 (b) of the Code of Student Conduct . Because experience has 
demonstrated that the actual appearance of an individual is of 
greater value than a written statement, the latter is discouraged and 
should not be used unless the individual cannot or reasonably should 
not be expected to appear. Any written statement must be dated, 
signed by the person making it, and witnessed by a University 
employee or by a person approved by the Director of Judicial 
Programs (e.g., a notary). The work of an Honor Board will not, as a 
general practice, be delayed due to the unavailability of a witness. 

(f) An Honor Review is not a trial. Formal rules of evidence commonly 
associated with a civil or criminal trial may be counterproductive in 
an academic investigatory proceeding, and shall not be applied. The 
Presiding Officer will accept for consideration all matters which 
reasonable persons would accept as having probative value in the 
conduct of their affairs. Unduly repetitious, irrelevant, or personally 
abusive material should be excluded. 

23. If the Honor Board finds that an attempt or act of academic dishonesty 
did occur, it shall impose an appropriate sanction. The normal sanction 
shall be a grade of "XF" in the course, but the Honor Board may 
impose a lesser or more severe sanction. Generally, acts involving 
advance planning, falsification of papers, conspiring with others, or 
some actual or potential harm to other students will merit a severe 
sanction, i.e. suspension or expulsion, even for a first offense. An 
attempt to commit an act shall be punished to the same extent as the 
consummated act. 

Appeals 

24. In cases where an Honor Board has determined the appropriate 
sanction to be less than suspension or expulsion, both the finding of 
responsibility and the sanction(s) of an Honor Board will be final, 
unless, within 15 business days after the Board's written decision is 
sent to the student, and the Dean of the college where the incident 
occurred, the student or the Dean or designee notifies the Honor 
Council in writing of the intention of filing an appeal. The student may 
appeal both the findings and the penalty. The Dean or designee may 
appeal the penalty only. 

A written brief supporting any appeal must be submitted in writing to the 
Student Honor Council Executive Committee within an additional ten 
business days. The Executive Committee or designee will provide the 
opposing party a reasonabte opportunity to make a written response. 
25. Any member of the Executive Committee who has taken part in an 
Honor Review that is the subject of an appeal is not eligible to hear the 
appeal. Substitute Executive Committee members may be selected 
from experienced Honor Council members, appointed in accordance 
with Honor Council bylaws. 



26 Decisions of the Executive Committee will be by majority vote, based 
upon the record of the original proceeding and upon written briefs. De 
novo hearings shall not be conducted. 

27. Deference shall be given by the Executive Committee to the 
determinations of Honor Boards. 

(a) sanctions may only be reduced if found to be grossly 
disproportionate to the offense. Likewise, upon an appeal by a 
Dean or designee, sanctions may be increased only if the original 
sanction is deemed to be grossly disproportionate to the offense. 

(b) cases may be remanded to a new Honor Board if specified 
procedural errors or errors in interpretation of this Code were so 
substantial as to effectively deny the accused student a fair 
hearing, or if new and significant evidence became available that 
could not have been discovered by a diligent respondent before or 
during the original Honor Board hearing. On remand, no indication 
or record of the previous hearing will be introduced or provided to 
the members of the new Honor Board, except to impeach 
contradictory testimony, at the discretion of the presiding officer. 

(c) Cases may be dismissed only if the finding is held to be arbitrary 
and capricious. 

28. If an Honor Board determines to suspend or expel a student, then the 
student may submit a written appeal to the Campus Senate Adjunct 
Committee on Student Conduct, in accordance with procedures set 
forth in Parts 42-47 of the Code of Student Conduct. 

29. Regardless of whether an appeal is filed, suspension requires approval 
by the Vice-President for Student Affairs, and may be altered, deferred, 
or withheld. Expulsion requires approval by the President, and may be 
altered, deferred, or withheld. 

The Grade of "XF" 

30. The grade of "XF" is intended to denote a failure to accept and exhibit 
the fundamental value of academic honesty. The grade "XF" shall be 
recorded on the student's transcript with the notation "failure due to 
academic dishonesty". The grade "XF" shall be treated in the same 
way as an "F" for the purposes of Grade Point Average, course 
repeatability, and determination of academic standing. 

31. No student with an "XF" on the student's transcript shall be permitted 
to represent the University in any extracurricular activity, or run for or 
hold office in any student organization which is allowed to use 
University facilities, or which receives University funds. 

32.The student may file a written petition to the Student Honor Council to 
have the grade of "XF" removed and permanently replaced with the 
grade of "F". The decision to remove the grade of "XF" and replace it 
with an "F" shall rest in the discretion and judgment of a majority of a 
quorum of the Council; provided that: 

(a) at the time the petition is received, at least twelve months shall 
have elapsed since the grade of "XF" was imposed; and, 

(b) at the time the petition is received, the student shall have 
successfully completed a non-credit seminar on academic integrity, 
as administered by the Office of Judicial Programs; or, for the 
person no longer enrolled at the University, an equivalent activity as 
determined by the Office of Judicial Programs; and, 

(c) the Office of Judicial Programs certifies that to the best of its 
knowledge the student has not been found responsible for any 
other act of academic dishonesty or similar disciplinary offense at 
the University of Maryland or another institution. 

33. Prior to deciding a petition, the Honor Council will review the record of 
the case and consult with the Director of Judicial Programs. Generally, 
the grade of "XF" ought not to be removed if awarded for an act of 
academic dishonesty requiring significant premeditation. If the "XF" 
grade is removed, records of the incident may be voided in accordance 
with Parts 47 and 48 of the Code of Student Conduct. The decision of 
the Honor Council shall not be subject to subsequent Honor Council 
review for four years, unless the Honor Council specifies an earlier date 
on which the petition may be reconsidered. Honor Council 
determinations pertaining to the removal of the "XF" grade penalty may 
be appealed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. If the Vice 
President removes the grade of "XF" from the student's transcript, the 
Vice President shall provide written reasons to the Honor Council. 

The Student Honor Council 

34. There shall be a Student Honor Council. The Honor Council is 
composed of qualified graduate and undergraduate students in good 
academic standing, normally appointed in the Spring for the following 
academic year, and who may each be reappointed for additional one 
year terms.™ 

35. The members of the Honor Council are appointed by a committee 
consisting of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice 
President for Student Affairs, the Chair of the Graduate Student 
Association, the President of the Student Government Association, and 
the Chair of the Honor Council. 



44 Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations 



36. All council members are subject to the training and conduct 
requirements of Parts 24 and 25 of the Code of Student Conduct. 

37. The Student Honor Council has the following responsibilities and 
authority: 

(a) To increase awareness throughout the campus of the importance of 
academic integrity. 

(b) To develop bylaws subject to approval by the University for legal 
sufficiency and consistency with the requirements of this Code of 
Academic Integrity, and the Code of Student Conduct. 

(c) To designate from its members students to serve as members of 
Honor Boards as specified in this Code. 

(d) To consider petitions for the removal of the grade of "XF" from 
University records in accordance with Part 29 of this Code. 

(e) To receive complaints or reports of academic dishonesty from any 
source. 

(f) To assist in the design and teaching of the non-credit seminar on 
academic integrity and moral development, as determined by the 
Director of Judicial Programs. 

(g) To advise and consult with faculty and administrative officers on 
matters pertaining to academic integrity at the University. 

(h) To issue an annual report to the Campus Senate on academic integrity 

standards, policies, and procedures, including recommendations for 

appropriate changes. 

38. The campus administration shall provide an appropriate facility, reserved 

for the primary use of the Honor Council, and suitable for the conduct of 

hearings. Clerical and secretarial assistance will also be provided. 

Future Self Governance 

39. Insofar as academic dishonesty is most immediately injurious to the 
student body, and because the student body is in a unique position to 
challenge and deter it, it is the intent of the University that ultimately 
this Code will evolve into one where the provisions are marked by 
complete student administration. 

In the Spring 1996 semester, the Campus Senate Adjunct Committee 
on Student Conduct shall conduct an open hearing to review the Code 
and its administration. Recommendations for change, as needed, shall 
be proposed in accordance with the rules of the Senate. 



Footnotes 

{1} The Dean's notice shall be maintained in a file of self-referrals, but 

shall not be considered a disciplinary record. 
{2} Pertinent procedures for determining reasonable cause shall be set 

forth in the Honor Council bylaws. 
{3} Cases involving graduate students should be reported to the Dean of 

the Graduate School. 
{4} It is recommended that the meeting be held within ten business days 

after receipt of the Honor Council report by the Dean. 
{5} The statement shall include a reference to the right to be 

represented by an advocate, as specified in Part 18(a) of this code. 
{6} In every case the Dean or designee shall check with the Office of 

Judicial Programs to determine if a prior record exists. 
{7} The term "Honor Council," used throughout the Code, permits 

reliance upon Honor Council committees, appointed in accordance 

with Council bylaws. 
{8} Statements made by the parties in informal settlement discussions 

shall not be considered by the Honor Council. However, a student 

who provides false information to the Dean or designee or the Honor 

Council may be charged with a violation of the University Code of 

Student Conduct. 
{9} Before issuing a subpoena, the Director of Judicial Programs may 

require that a party requesting the subpoena make a reasonable 

effort to secure voluntary compliance by a potential witness. 
{10} The screening committee shall try to create a broadly based Honor 

Council that reflects the diversity of the campus, and is of sufficient 

size to resolve cases as promptly as possible. 

The determination whether an Honor Council applicant is "qualified" 
rests within the discretion of the selection committee, provided 
that no uniform grade point "cutoff" is applied. A history of disciplinary 
or felonious misconduct may be sufficient grounds to disqualify 
any candidate. 



Terms 



AD HOC HONOR BOARD-board consisting of two students and one faculty 

member appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a 

Presiding Officer appointed by the Director of Judicial Programs. 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY-see Part 1 of this Code. 

CHARGE OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY-a formal description of the case 

being considered by the Honor Board. 

CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE-that evidence which results in 

reasonable certainty of the truth of the ultimate fact in controversy. It 

requires more than a preponderance of the evidence but less than proof 

beyond a reasonable doubt. Clear and convincing evidence will be shown 

where the truth of the facts asserted is highly probable. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE-a committee of Honor Council officers, selected 

in accordance with Honor Council bylaws. 

HONOR BOARD-body appointed by the Student Honor Council to hear and 

resolve a case of academic dishonesty. The board consists of five voting 

members (three student members of the Honor Council and two faculty 

members). 

HONOR REVIEW-the process leading to resolution of an academic 

dishonesty case. 

COMPLAINANT-cfficer responsible for preparing the charge of academic 

dishonesty and presenting the case before the Honor Board. The 

Complainant must be a registered, degree-seeking student. 

PRESIDING OFFICER-individual on the Honor Board responsible for 

directing proceedings during the Honor Review. The presiding officer is a 

non-voting member of the Honor Board selected by the Director of Judicial 

Programs. 

STUDENT HONOR COUNCIL-students appointed by the Vice Presidents for 

Academic and Student Affairs, as well as by the President of the Student 

Government Association, the Chair of the Graduate Student Association, 

and the Chair of the Honor Council. 



45 




General Education Requirements 



CORE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDIES PROGRAM (CORE) 
General Education Program and Requirements 

Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies 

2130 Mitchell Building, 301-405-9359 

Director CORE Planning and Implementation: Laura Slavin 

www.ugst.umd.edu/core 

In our world of rapid economic, social, and technological change, students need a strong and broadly based education. General education helps students 
achieve the intellectual integration and awareness they need to meet challenges in their personal, social, political, and professional lives. General education 
courses introduce the great ideas and controversies in human thought and experience. A solid general education provides a strong foundation for the life-long 
learning that makes career-change goals attainable. The breadth, perspective, and rigor provided by the CORE curriculum helps Maryland graduates become 
"educated people. " 

Donna B. Hamilton 

Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies 

To earn a baccalaureate at the University of Maryland all students complete both a major course of study and a campus-wide general education program. 

CORE courses help students: 

• EXPLORE different fields of study 

• CHOOSE or change majors 

• LEARN new ways of viewing themselves and the world 

To maximize and enhance the CORE curriculum, students are encouraged to: 

• CONSULT an academic advisor regularly. 

• SELECT courses that increase understanding and appreciation of social, cultural, national, and international issues. 

• ATTEND/VISIT the rich range of events, theaters, museums, galleries, libraries, and other resources at UM and in the region. 

To obtain a CORE Academic Planner and Record Keeper, visit your college advising office, or the Office of Undergraduate Studies (2130 Mitchell Building). 



What's New in CORE? 
See the new CORE Distributive Studies option, Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (11.4. below). 



Who Completes CORE? 

To earn a baccalaureate degree, all students at the University of Maryland, College Park complete both a major course of study and a campus-wide general 
education program. The vast majority of undergraduates complete the CORE Program. Students who enter the University May 1990 and after complete CORE 
requirements. 

Exceptions: Students who enter the University with nine or more credits earned before May 1990 from the University of Maryland, College Park, or any other 
college may complete their general education requirements under the University Studies Program (USP), subject to certain limitations. (See "USP" and 
"Statute of Limitations..." sections below.) Advanced Placement (AP) and other examination-based credits do not count in these determinations. 

University Studies Program (USP) 

For detailed information about USP requirements, see undergraduate catalogs dated 1992 or earlier, or contact the CORE program at 2130 Mitchell Building, 
301-405-9359. Information on USP is also at: www.ugst.umd.edu/core/usp.html 

NOTE: Students who graduate under USP requirements August 1994 and thereafter must fulfill the Advanced Studies requirements described in the Fall 1994 
and subsequent catalogs. (See CORE Advanced Studies section below..) 

Statute of Limitations for Previous General Education Programs (GEP, GUR, USP) 

Undergraduate students who return to the university after August 1987 no longer have the option of completing general education requirements under the 
older General Education Program (GEP) or the General University Requirements (GUR). Thereafter, following any substantive change in general education 
requirements (like the change in Fall 1990 from USP to CORE), undergraduate students returning or transferring to College Park after a separation of five 
continuous years must follow the requirements in effect at the time of re-entry. An exception may be granted to those students who at the time of separation 
had completed 60 percent of the general education requirements then in effect. 

Maryland Public Community College Students 

For the purpose of determining which general education program is required (CORE or USP), students transferring to the University of Maryland from Maryland 
public community colleges shall be treated as if their registration dates were concurrent with enrollment at this university. 



46 General Education Programs 



CORE Program Components: 



1. FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES build competence and confidence in basic writing and mathematics. Mastery of these basics enhances success both during and 
after college. Students begin fulfilling Fundamental Studies requirements in their first year at the University. 

2. DISTRIBUTIVE STUDIES introduce broad areas of learning in many disciplines. Through these courses, students explore different kinds of knowledge and 
the very nature of scholarship in the humanities, arts, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and history. See the section below on the 
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues option. Students generally pursue Distributive Studies in the first two years of their course work. 

3. ADVANCED STUDIES allow students to enhance their degree and strengthen their critical thinking and writing skills by taking two upper-level courses 
outside their major after 60 credits. Students may substitute an approved CORE Capstone course in their major or a senior or honors thesis for one of 
these two courses. 

4. HUMAN CULTURAL DIVERSITY encourages students to learn about attitudes, cultures, and experiences different from their own. Students may complete 
the Cultural Diversity requirement at any time before graduation. 



CORE Program Outline 



IMPORTANT NOTES about Fundamental and Distributive Studies courses: 

• MUST be selected from the approved CORE course lists to count toward CORE requirements. 

• MAY also be used to satisfy college, major, and/or supporting area requirements if the courses also appear on CORE Fundamental or Distributive Studies lists. 

• CORE courses MAY NOT be taken on a Pass-Fail basis. 



I.CORE 



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Studies 



Three Courses (9 credits) Required 



1. One course in Introduction to Writing (Must be attempted within the 
first 30 credits; must be passed within the first 60 credits.) 

Approved CORE Introduction to Writing Courses: 

(Select the appropriate course based on requirements listed.) 

ENGL 101 Introduction to Writing (Students for whom English is a second 
language may register for ENGL 101X instead of ENGL 101.) 
To register for ENGL 101X, a student must present one of the 
following: 

ENGL 101A Introduction to Writing (Must be taken if student has TSWE 
[SAT verbal subtest] score below 33) 

ENGL 101H Introduction to Writing (Honors Students) 

ENGL 101X Introduction to Writing (Students for whom English is a second 
language may register for ENGL 101X instead of ENGL 101.) To 
register for ENGL 101X a student must present one of the 
following: 

(1) 33 or below on the TSWE, OR 

(2) 575 or above on the TOEFL (with no sectional score lower 
than 50), OR 

(3) 230 or above on the Maryland English Institute Program 
(MEIP) Exam (with a Listening score above 70, a Grammar 
score above 70, and a Reading score above 60), OR 

(4) successful completion of the MEI's semi-intensive course in 
English. 

Note: Based on scores from either the TOEFL or MEIP, students may be 
required to complete a program of English language instruction for non- 
native speakers through the MEI before being allowed to register for ENGL 
101X. 

Exemptions from Introduction to Writing requirement: 

• AP English Language and Composition test score of 4 or 5, OR 

• SAT verbal score 670 or above for scores achieved between May 
1995 and February 2005. (In April 1995, the Educational Testing 
Service re-centered the scores on the SAT. Students whose test 
scores are from before April 1995 must have received a score of 
600 or above to be exempt from Freshman Writing. This re-centering 
does not reflect a raising of the requirement for exemption, but a 
change in the scoring system used by ETS. 

• In March 2005, ETS began the use of a new SAT test for writing. 
Information about exemption in connection with SAT tests taken after 
March 2005 will be available at www.english.umd.edu/ 
programs/FreshmanWriting/Exemptions.html 

2. One course in Mathematics (Must be attempted within the first 30 
credits; must be passed within the first 60 credits.) 

Approved CORE Fundamental Studies Mathematics Courses: 

MATH 110 Elementary Mathematical Models; OR 

MATH 112 College Algebra with Applications and Trigonometry; OR 

MATH 113 College Algebra with Applications; OR 

MATH 115 Pre-calculus; OR 



Any 100- or 200-level MATH or STAT course except MATH 210, 211, 212, 
213, 214, and 274. 

Exemptions from Mathematics requirement: 



SAT Math score of 600 or above; OR 
AP score of 4 or above in Calculus AB or BC; 
AP score of 4 or above in Statistics; OR 
CLEP Calculus Exam score of 50 or higher. 



OR 



If you are placed in the Developmental Math Program by the Mathematics 
Placement Exam, you may be offered the opportunity to combine your 
Developmental course with the appropriate subsequent course of Math 110, 
111, 113, or 115 and thus finish both in one semester. For further 
information, please see the Developmental Math Program web site: 
www.math.umd.edu/undergraduate/courses/fsm.shtml 

3. One course in Professional Writing (taken after reaching junior standing). 

Approved CORE Professional Writing Courses: 

(Select the appropriate course based on requirements or interests listed.) 



ENGL 391 
ENGL 391A 
ENGL391H 
ENGL 392 
ENGL 393 
ENGL393E 
ENGL393H 
ENGL393S 
ENGL 393X 
ENGL 394 
ENGL394N 
ENGL 395 



Advanced 
Advanced 
Advanced 
Advanced 
Technical 
Technical 
Technical 
Technical 
Technical 
Business 
Business 
Technical 



Compo 

Compo 

Compo 

Compo 

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Writin. 

Writin. 

Writin, 

Writin. 

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sition 

sition (Writing about the Arts) 
sition (Honors Students) 
sition (Pre-Law) 

(Writing about the Environment) 

(Honors Students) 

(Science Writing) 

(English as a Second Language) 

(Writing for Non-Profits) 
(Pre-Med and Health careers) 



Exemption from Professional Writing Requirement: 

• Grade of "A" in ENGL 101 (NOT ENGL 101A or ENGL 101X), except 
for students majoring in Engineering and Business. All Engineering 
majors must take ENGL 393. 

Note: No exemption from the Professional Writing requirement will be 
granted for achievement on SAT verbal exam. Professional Writing courses 
cannot be used to fulfill Advanced Studies requirements. 



CORE 



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Nine Courses (28 credits) Required 

See the most current listings of approved CORE courses at 
www.ugst.umd.edu/core, or the online Schedule of Classes at 
www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html 



General Education Programs 47 



1. Humanities and the Arts — three courses required: 

• One course from Literature (HL) list, and 

• One course from The History or Theory of the Arts (HA) list, and 

• One more course from Literature (HL), OR The History or Theory of 
the Arts (HA), OR Humanities (HO) lists 

Note: There is no specific CORE requirement for a course from the 
Humanities (HO) list. 

2. Mathematics and the Sciences — three courses required: 

• Up to two courses from Physical Sciences (PL/PS) lists, and 

• Up to two courses from Chemical and Life Sciences (LL/LS) lists, and 

• Up to one course from Mathematics/Formal Reasoning (MS) list 

Notes: At least one science course MUST include or be accompanied by a 
lab taken in the same semester (LL or PL lists only). More than one lab 
course may be taken. Courses must be taken from at least two of the 
three lists. There is no specific CORE requirement for a course from the 
Mathematics and Formal Reasoning (MS) list. 

3. Social Sciences and History — three courses required: 

• One course from Social or Political History (SH) list, and 

• Two courses from Behavioral and Social Sciences (SB) list 

4. Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (CORE CODE: IE) 

OPTIONAL CORE DISTRIBUTIVE STUDIES CATEGORY 
EFFECTIVE BEGINNING FALL 2005 

The IE category features courses that provide an interdisciplinary 
examination of issues (theory, questions, methods) across CORE areas, or 
present a significant portion of content that does not fit into any of the 
specific CORE areas but deals with contemporary issues, emerging 
disciplines, or other categories of knowledge, skills, and values that lie 
outside these areas. 

Students may take one IE course in place of one of the following: 

• The third course in the Humanities and the Arts category (one HL and 
one HA must be taken) OR 

• The third course in the Sciences and Mathematics category (two 
science courses chosen from PL, PS, LL, or LS lists including at least 
one course from the LL or PL lists must be taken) OR 

• One SB course in the Social Sciences category (one SH and one SB 
must be taken) 

See the CORE website at www.ugst.umd.edu/core for details on how to use 
the IE option and for the list of courses (added as approved). 
The online Schedule of Classes for fall 2005 at www.testudo.umd.edu/ 
ScheduleOfClasses.html will include approved IE courses. 

IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE IE OPTION 

• IE is an optional CORE distributive studies category; Students may 
fulfill CORE requirements without taking an IE course. 

• All students under the CORE requirements (continuing and incoming) 
have this option. 

• Only one IE course may be counted toward fulfilling CORE Distributive 
Studies requirements. 

• Whether a student takes an IE course or not, total CORE Distributive 
Studies course and credit requirements remain the same: at least 9 
courses and 28 credits. 



CORE Advanced Studies 



Two Courses (6 credits) Required 

Students may choose their two Advanced Studies courses from a wide range 
of upper-level offerings outside their majors. Good choices include courses 
that mesh with or expand educational goals or other interests, increase 
knowledge, and strengthen critical thinking and writing skills. 



CORE Advanced Studies Requirement: Two upper-level (300- or 400-level) 
courses outside the major taken after 60 credits. Students may substitute a 
CORE-approved senior capstone course in their major or a senior or honors 
thesis for one of the two required Advanced Studies courses. Enrollment in 
CORE Capstone courses will be subject to departmental guidelines. The other 
course must be outside the major. Students completing double majors or 
double degrees will have fulfilled the campus Advanced Studies requirement, 
unless their primary major or college has additional requirements. The 
student's academic college determines whether or not a course is "outside 
the major" for the purpose of fulfilling CORE Advanced Studies. 



The following may NOT be used to fulfill Advanced Studies requirements: 

• Professional Writing courses (courses that meet the Fundamental 
Studies upper-level writing requirement); 

• courses used to meet Distributive Studies requirements; 

• internships, practica, or other experiential learning types of courses; 

• courses taken on a pass/fail basis. 

One independent studies course (minimum of three credits, outside the 
major) may be used toward Advanced Studies requirements as long as it is 
consistent with the rules above and the faculty member supervising the 
independent study agrees that it is appropriate for Advanced Studies. 

Notes: CORE Capstone courses must be taken within the major. A senior 
thesis (minimum of 3 credits) or successful completion and defense of an 
honors thesis in either the General Honors or a Departmental Honors 
Program (minimum of 3 credits) counts as CORE Capstone credit. 



IV. CORE Human Cultural Diversity 



One Course (3 credits) Required 

See the most current listings of approved CORE courses at 
www.ugst.umd.edu/core, or the online Schedule of Classes at 
www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html 

Cultural Diversity courses focus primarily on: (a) the history, status, 
treatment, or accomplishment of women or minority groups and subcultures; 
(b) non-Western culture, or (c) concepts and implications of diversity. 

Note: A number of CORE Human Cultural Diversity courses also satisfy 
CORE Distributive Studies, Advanced Studies, or a college, major, and/or 
supporting area requirement. 

Study Abroad and Satisfying Core Requirements 

Students may use study abroad to earn credit toward University of Maryland 
CORE Distributive and/or Advanced Studies requirements. All students 
considering study abroad must meet with a Study Abroad Advisor and 
complete the Permission to Study Abroad form (available at the Study Abroad 
Office). The Study Abroad Office determines if the course work will be 
completed through an accredited academic program and be eligible for 
transfer credit. Upon approval, the number of credits will be determined for 
each course. How the courses will apply to a student's graduation 
requirements will be determined by the student's advising college. CORE 
Distributive Studies equivalencies (if applicable) must be shown clearly on 
the Study Abroad form with approvals from the UM academic departments 
which offer similar courses. CORE Advanced Studies criteria also apply to 
Study Abroad courses students wish to count toward CORE Advanced 
Studies. Some college/departmental guidelines and restrictions may apply. 

Participation in a study abroad program with the successful completion and 
transfer of at least 9 credits abroad automatically waives a student's CORE 
Human Cultural Diversity requirement. 

Approved Courses for the CORE Program 

Notes about the lists: 

Please refer to the program description above for the requirements in each 
CORE Category. 

1. These lists were current as of 3/28/05. Courses are added and deleted 
over time. A selection of the approved courses is offered each semester. 
Lists of approved CORE courses at www.ugst.umd.edu/core, or the online 
Schedule of Classes at: www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html 

include new additions. 

2. Some courses are approved for CORE for one semester only. This list 
offers special opportunities and changes each semester. These courses 
are often added after the Schedule goes to press. See the online 
resources in note 1. above for the most current lists. 

3. Course numbers and titles change from time to time. See the online 
resources noted above for the most current lists. 

4. In a particular semester, courses may be cross-listed or shared by more 
than one department and may appear under more than one course 
number. If cross-listed or shared courses are approved for CORE, this 
information will be available in the online listings. Frequent instances 
include courses in AASP, AAST, AMST, CMLT, LGBT, and WMST. 

5. Honors (HONR) courses are not included in the catalog lists. For 
information about HONR courses that are approved for CORE, please 
refer to the online resources noted above. Other resources include the 
current "The University Honors Program Information and Course 
Description Booklet" and the University Honors Program website: 
www.honors.umd.edu 

6. For information about CORE Fundamental Studies courses, please see 
the Fundamental Studies section above. 



48 General Education Programs 



CORE Distributive Studies 

In the following CORE Distributive Studies list, 
courses noted "(D)" also meet the CORE Diversity 
Requirement. 

Humanities and the Arts 

Literature 
(CORE CODE: HL): 



AASP 298L 

AAST 298L 

CHIN 213 

CLAS 100 
CLAS 170 
CLAS 270 
CLAS 271 
CMLT 235 

CMLT 270 
CMLT 275 

CMLT 277 
ENGL 201 



ENGL 205 
ENGL 210 

ENGL 211 
ENGL 212 
ENGL 221 
ENGL 222 
ENGL 233 

ENGL 234 

ENGL 235 

ENGL 240 
ENGL 241 
ENGL 243 
ENGL 244 
ENGL 250 

ENGL 262 

ENGL 263 

ENGL 265 

ENGL 277 
ENGL278S 

ENGL 278W 

FREN 240 

FREN 241 

FREN 242 

FREN 250 
GERM 281 

GERM 282 
GERM 283 
GERM 284 
GERM 285 
GERM 286 
GERM 287 
ITAL 241 

ITAL 251 

JAPN 217 

JAPN 298A 

JWST 164 



Intro, to African-American Literature 

(also as ENGL 234) (D) 

Intro, to Asian American Literature 

(also as ENGL 233) (D) 

Chinese Poetry into English: 

An Introduction (D) 

Classical Foundations 

Greek and Roman Mythology 

Greek Literature in Translation 

Roman Literature in Translation 

Intro, to Literatures of the African 

Diaspora (also as ENGL 235) (D) 

Global Literature & Social Change (D) 

World Literature by Women 

(alsoasWMST275)(D) 

Literatures of the Americas (D) 

Western World Literature: 

Homer to the Renaissance 

Western World Literature: 

Renaissance to the Present 

Introduction to Shakespeare 

Themes in Early English Literature: 

Love, Adventure, and Identity 

English Literature: Beginnings to 1800 

English Literature: 1800 to the Present 

American Literature: Beginning to 1865 

American Literature: 1865 to the Present 

Intro, to Asian American Literature (D) 

(also as AAST 298L) 

Introduction to African-American Literature 

(also as AASP 298L) (D) 

Introduction to the Literature of the African 

Diaspora (also as CMLT 235) (D) 

Introduction to Fiction, Poetry and Drama 

Introduction to the Novel 

Introduction to Poetry 

Introduction to Drama 

Introduction to Literature by Women 

(alsoasWMST255)(D) 

The Hebrew Bible: Narrative 

(also as JWST 262) 

The Hebrew Bible: Poetry and Rhetoric 

(also as JWST 263) 

Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual 

Literatures (D) 

Mythologies: An Introduction 

The American Short Story in Its 

World Context 

Literature in a Wired World 

Masterworks of French Literature 

in Translation 

Women Writers of French Expression in 

Translation (also as WMST 241) (D) 

Black Writers of French Expression in 

Translation (D) 

Introduction to French Literature 

Women in German Literature and Society 

also as WMST 281) (D) 

Germanic Mythology 

Viking Culture and Civilization 

Germanic Chivalric Culture 

German Film and Literature 

Ancient Indie Culture and Civilization 

Ancient Celtic Culture and Civilization 

Modern Italian Women Writers - 

in Translation 

Aspects of Contemporary Italian Literature 

and Culture 

Japanese Literature in the Age of the 

Samurai (D) 

Modern Japanese Fiction and Film in 

Translation 

Reading the Bible: 

An Introduction to Critical Methods 



JWST 262 The Hebrew Bible: Narrative 

(also as ENGL 262) 
JWST 263 The Hebrew Bible: Poetry and Rhetoric 

(also as ENGL 263) 
JWST 270 Fantasy and the Supernatural in Jewish 

Literature (D) 
JWST 272 Jewish Literature in Translation 
PORT 228A Latin American Literature and Society: 

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the 

Amazon Ecosystem 

(also as SPAN 228A) (D) 
PORT 231 Introduction to the Literatures of the 

Portuguese Language (D) 
RUSS 221 Masterworks of Russian Literature I 
RUSS 222 Masterworks of Russian Literature II 
SPAN 221 Introduction to Literature 
SPAN 222 Cultural Difference in Contemporary Latin 

American Culture (D) 
SPAN 224 Violence and Resistance in the 

Americas (D) 
SPAN 228A Latin American Literature and Society: 

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the 

Amazon Ecosystem 

(also as PORT 228A) (D) 
WMST 241 Women Writers of French Expression in 

Translation (also as FREN 241) (D) 
WMST 255 Introduction to Literature by Women 

(also as ENGL 250) (D) 
WMST 275 World Literature by Women 

(also as CMLT 275) (D) 
WMST 281 Women in German Literature and Society 

(also as GERM 281) (D) 

Humanities and the Arts 
The History or Theory of the Arts 
(CORE CODE: HA): 

AMST 205 Material Aspects of American Life 

ARCH 170 Introduction to the Built Environment 

ARCH 223 History of Non-Western Architecture (D) 

ARHU 298B In Concert 

ARHU 298L The Creative Process in Dance (D) 

ARTH 100 Introduction to Art 

ARTH 200 Art of the Western World to 1300 

ARTH 201 Art of the Western World after 1300 

ARTH 250 Art and Archeology of Ancient America (D) 

ARTH 275 Art and Archaeology of Africa (D) 

ARTH 290 Art of Asia (D) 

ARTT 150 Introduction to Art Theory 

CMLT 214 Film, Form, and Culture 

CMLT 280 Film Art in a Global Society (D) 

DANC 200 Introduction to Dance (D) 

ENGL 245 Film and the Narrative Tradition 

FREN 298 Aspects of French Civilization 

MUET 200 World Popular Musics and Identity (D) 

MUET 210 The Impact of Music on Life (D) 

MUET 220 Selected Musical Cultures of the World (D) 

MUSC 130 Survey of Music Literature 

MUSC 140 Music Fundamentals I 

MUSC 205 History of Rock Music, 1950 - Present 

PHIL 230 Philosophy of the Arts 

RUSS 298K Soviet Film: 

Propaganda, Myth, Modernism 

THET 110 Introduction to the Theatre 

THET 195 Gender and Performance (D) 

THET 240 African Americans in Film and Theatre (D) 

THET 290 American Theatre 1750-1890 

THET 291 American Theatre 1890-Present 

THET 293 Black Theatre and Performance I (D) 

THET 294 Black Theatre and Performance II (D) 

WMST 250 Introduction to Women's Studies: 

Women, Art, and Culture (D) 

WRLD 125 The Creative Drive: Creativity in Music, 

Architecture, and Science 

Humanities and the Arts 

Humanities 

(CORE CODE: HO): 

AASP 200 African Civilization 

AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies 

AMST 203 Popular Culture in America 

AMST 204 Film and American Culture Studies 

AMST 211 Technology and American Culture 

ARHU 205 Second Year Seminar in Honors 
Humanities 



ARHU 298A Medieval and Renaissance Humanism, 

Humanists, and Their World 
CHIN 202 Intermediate Written Chinese I 
CHIN 204 Intermediate Written Chinese II 
CHIN 205 Intermediate Chinese - Accelerated Track 
CHIN 207 Linguistic Resources for Students 

of Chinese 
CMLT 291 International Perspectives on Lesbian and 

Gay Studies (D) 
COMM 200 Critical Thinking and Speaking 
EDPL 210 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives 

on Education 
ENGL 280 Introduction to the English Language 
ENGL 282 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory 
FREN 201 Intermediate French 
FREN 202 Intermediate French Review 
FREN 204 Review Grammar and Composition 
FREN 211 French Reading and Conversation 
GERM 201 Intermediate German I 
GERM 202 Intermediate German II 
GERM 203 Intensive Intermediate German 
GERM 280 German-American Cultural Contrast 
HISP 200 The Everyday & the "American" Built 

Environment (D) 
HIST 110 The Ancient World 
HIST 112 The Rise of the West: 1500-1789 
HIST 216 Introduction to the Study of World 

Religions (D) 
ITAL 122 Accelerated Italian II 

ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian 

ITAL 204 Review Grammar and Composition 

ITAL 261 Cuisine, Culture, and Society in Italy 

Yesterday and Today (Taught in Italian) 
ITAL 271 The Italian-American Experience 

JWST 219A The World of the Dead Sea Scrolls 
JWST 250 Fundamental Concepts of Judaism 

(also as PHIL 234) 
KORA 212 Reading for Speakers of Korean II 
LARC 160 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 
LASC 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I 

(also as PORT 234 and SPAN 234) (D) 
LASC 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II 

(also as PORT 235 and SPAN 235) (D) 
LATN 201 Intermediate Latin 
LING 210 Structure of American Sign Language (D) 
LING 240 Language and Mind 
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 
PHIL 140 Contemporary Moral Issues 
PHIL 209E Existentialism 
PHIL 233 Philosophy in Literature 
PHIL 234 Fundamental Concepts of Judaism 

(also as JWST 250) 
PHIL 236 Philosophy of Religion 
PHIL 245 Political and Social Philosophy I 
PHIL 250 Philosophy of Science I 
PHIL 256 Philosophy of Biology I 
PHIL 282 Action and Responsibility 
PORT 223 Portuguese Culture (in English) 
PORT 224 Brazilian Culture (in English) (D) 
PORT 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I 

(also as LASC 234 and SPAN 234) (D) 
PORT 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II 

(also as LASC 235 and SPAN 235) (D) 
RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian I 
RUSS 202 Intermediate Russian II 
RUSS 281 Russian Language and Pre-Revolutionary 

Culture 
RUSS 282 Contemporary Russian Culture (D) 
RUSS 298M Building a New Reality: Russian Cinema at 

the End of the 20th Century (D) 
SPAN 125 Spanish Civilizations: 

From Kingdoms to Nationalities 
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 
SPAN 202 Intermediate Grammar and Composition 
SPAN 223 U.S. Latino Culture (D) 
SPAN 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I 

(also as LASC 234 and PORT 234) (D) 
SPAN 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II 

(also as LASC 235 and PORT 235) (D) 
WMST 265 Constructions of Manhood and 

Womanhood in the Black Community (D) 



General Education Programs 49 



Sciences and Mathematics 
Lab Courses 

(CORE Lab Science courses are in 

Physical and Chemical and Life Sciences Only.) 

Physical Sciences Lab 

(CORE CODE: PL): 

ASTR 100 & 111 Introduction to Astronomy and 

Observational Astronomy Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
ASTR 101 General Astronomy 
ASTR 121 Introductory Astrophysics II - Stars and 

Beyond 
CHEM 113 General Chemistry II 
CHEM 131 & 132 Fundamentals of General Chemistry & 
General Chemistry I Lab (formerly 
CHEM 103) 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
GEOG 201 & 211 Geography of Environmental Systems 

and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
GEOL 100 & 110 Physical Geology and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
GEOL 103 Water, Earth, and Humans 
METO 200 & 201 Weather and Climate and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
PHYS 102 & 103 Physics of Music and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
PHYS 106 & 107 Light, Perception, Photography and 
Visual Phenomena and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
PHYS 115 
PHYS 117 
PHYS 121 
PHYS 122 
PHYS 141 
PHYS 142 



Inquiry into Physics 
Introduction to Physics 
Fundamentals of Physics I 
Fundamentals of Physics II 
Principles of Physics 
Principles of Physics 
PHYS 260 & 261 General Physics: 

Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity, 
and Magnetism and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
PHYS 270 & 271 General Physics: 

Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity, 
and Mod. Physics and Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
PHYS 272 & 275 Introductory Physics: 

Fields/Experimental Physics I: 
Mechanics, Heat, and Fields 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 
SAME SEMESTER) 

Sciences and Mathematics 
Lab Courses 

(CORE Lab Science courses are in 

Physical and Chemical and Life Sciences Only.) 

Chemical and Life Sciences Lab 

(CORE CODE: LL): 

ANTH 220 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (D) 

BSCI 103 The World of Biology 

BSCI 105 Principles of Biology I 

BSCI 106 Principles of Biology II 

BSCI 122 Microbes and Society 

BSCI 124 & 125 Plant Biology for Non-Science Students 

and Plant Biology Laboratory 
(BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN IN THE 

SAME SEMESTER) 
BSCI 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
BSCI 223 General Microbiology 
BSCI 224 Animal Diversity 
BSCI 227 Principles of Entomology 
CHEM 104 Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry 
NRSC 200 Fundamentals of Soil Science 
PLSC 100 Introduction to Horticulture 
PLSC 101 Introduction to Crop Science 



Sciences and Mathematics 
Non-Lab Courses 
Physical Sciences Non-Lab 
(CORE CODE: PS): 

ASTR 100 Introduction to Astronomy 

(only if taken Fall 1993 or later) 
ASTR 120 Introductory Astrophysics - Solar System 
ASTR 200 Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics 
ASTR 220 Collisions in Space 
ENES 100 Intro, to Engineering Design 
ENES 105 How Things Work - Basic Technological 

Literacy 
ENSP 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 
GEOG 123 Causes and Implications of Global Change 

(also as GEOL/METO) 
GEOG 140 Coastal Environments 
GEOL 104 Dinosaurs: A Natural History 
GEOL 120 Environmental Geology 
GEOL 123 Causes and Implications of Global Change 

(also as GEOG/METO) 
GEOL 212 Planetary Geology 
GEOL 214 Global Energy: Systems and Resources 
METO 123 Causes and Implications of Global Change 

(also as GEOG/GEOL) 
METO 200 Weather and Climate 
PHYS 101 Contemporary Physics 
PHYS 104 How Things Work : Scientific Foundations 
PHYS 111 Physics in the Modern World 
PHYS 161 General Physics: 

Mechanics and Particle Dynamics 
PHYS 171 Introductory Physics: 

Mechanics and Relativity 

Sciences and Mathematics 
Non-Lab Courses 
Chemical and Life Sciences Non-Lab 
(CORE CODE: LS): 

BSCI 120 Insects 

BSCI 205 Environmental Science 

BSCI 206 Chesapeake: A Living Resource 

KNES 260 Science of Physical Activity and 

Cardiovascular Health 
NFSC 100 Elements of Nutrition 
NRSC 100 International Crop Production-Issues and 

Challenges in the 21st Century 
NRSC 105 Soil and Environmental Quality 
PLSC 203 Plants, Genes, and Biotechnology 

Sciences and Mathematics 

Math or Formal Reasoning (CORE CODE: MS): 
ALL MS COURSES ARE NON-LAB AND NON-SCIENCE 
COURSES. THEY DO NOT FULFILL THE CORE 
REQUIREMENT FOR TWO SCIENCE COURSES. 

GEOG 170 Maps and Map Use 

MATH 111 Introduction to Probability 

MATH 140 Calculus I 

MATH 141 Calculus II 

MATH 220 Elementary Calculus I 

MATH 221 Elementary Calculus II 

PHIL 170 Introduction to Logic 

PHIL 209P Philosophy and Computers 

STAT 100 Elementary Statistics and Probability 

Social Sciences and History 
Social or Political History 
(CORE CODE: SH): 

AASP 100 Introduction to African American 

Studies (D) 
AASP 202 Black Culture in the United States (D) 
AAST 201 Asian American History (D) 

(also as HIST219M) 
AAST 222 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United 

States (also as HIST 222) (D) 
ARHU 2981 American Slaver - American Freedom: 

The African-American Experience 

Throughout Emancipation (D) 
ARHU 298K The History of the Book: 

Authorship, Reading, and Publishing 

from clay tablet to Hypertext 
CPSP 288E Americans and the Wilderness 
ENGL 260 Introduction to Folklore 



HIST 106 American Jewish Experience 

(also as JWST 141) 
HIST 111 The Medieval World 
HIST 113 Modern Europe: 1789 - Present 
HIST 120 Islamic Civilization (D) 
HIST 122 African Civilizations to 1800 (D) 
HIST 123 Sub-Saharan Africa since 1800 

(also as AASP) (D) 
HIST 126 Jewish Civilization (also as JWST 121) 
HIST 156 History of the United States to 1865 
HIST 157 History of the United States since 1865 
HIST 174 Introduction to the History of Science 
HIST 175 Science and Technology in Western 

Civilization 
HIST 210 Women in America to 1880 

(alsoasWMST210)(D) 
HIST 211 Women in America since 1880 

(alsoasWMST211)(D) 
HIST 212 Women in Western Europe, 1750 - 

Present (also as WMST 212) (D) 
HIST 213 History of Sexuality in America (D) 
HIST 219M Asian American History* (D) 

(also as AAST 201) 
HIST 222 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United 

States {also as AAST 222) (D) 
HIST 224 Modern Military History 1494-1815 
HIST 225 Modern Military History 1815-Present 
HIST 234 History of Britain to 1485 
HIST 235 History of Britain 1461-1714 
HIST 236 History of Britain 1688 to Present 
HIST 237 Russian Civilization (D) 
HIST 250 Latin-American History I (D) 
HIST 251 Latin-American History II (D) 
HIST 255 African-American History, 1865 - 

Present (D) 
HIST 266 The United States and World Affairs 
HIST 275 Law and Constitutionalism in American 

History 
HIST 281 Intro, to the Rabbinic Movement: 

History and Culture 

(also as JWST 230) (D) 
HIST 282 History of the Jewish People I 

(also as JWST 234) (D) 
HIST 283 History of the Jewish People II 

(also as JWST 235) (D) 
HIST 284 East Asian Civilization I (D) 
HIST 285 East Asian Civilization II 
HIST 286 The Jew and the City through the 

Centuries (also as JWST 275) (D) 
JOUR 240 Advertising in America 
JWST 121 Jewish Civilization (also as HIST 126) 
JWST 141 American Jewish Experience 

(also as HIST 106) 
JWST 219G Fantasy and the Supernatural in Jewish 

Literature* (also known as HONR 2190) 
JWST 230 Intro, to the Rabbinic Movement: 

History and Culture (also as HIST 281) (D) 
JWST 234 History of the Jewish People I 

(also as HIST 282) (D) 
JWST 235 History of the Jewish People II 

(also as HIST 283) (D) 
JWST 275 The Jew and the City through the 

Centuries (also as HIST 286) (D) 
KNES 293 History of Sport in America 
MATH 274 History of Mathematics 
WMST 210 Women in America to 1880 

(also as HIST 210) (D) 
WMST 211 Women in America since 1880 

(also as HIST 211) (D) 
WMST 212 Women in Western Europe, 1750 - 

Present (also as HIST 212) (D) 

Social Sciences and History 
Behavioral and Social Sciences 
(CORE CODE: SB): 

AASP 101 Public Policy and the Black Community 
AAST 200 Introduction to Asian American Studies 

(alsoasAMST298C){D) 
AMST 207 Contemporary American Cultures (D) 
AMST 260 American Culture in the Information Age 
AMST 298C Introduction to Asian American Studies 

(also as AAST 200) (D) 
ANTH 240 Introduction to Archaeology (D) 
ANTH 260 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 

and Linguistics (D) 
ANTH 262 Culture and Environment (D) 



50 General Education Programs 



AREC 240 Introduction to Economics and the 

Environment 
AREC 250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource 

Economics 
CCJS 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 
CCJS 105 Introduction to Criminology 
CPSP 124 Issues in International Studies 
CPSP 227 Science, Technology, and Society 
ECON 200 Principles of Micro-Economics 
ECON 201 Principles of Macro-Economics 
EDHD 230 Human Development and Societal 

Institutions (D) 
GEOG 100 Introduction to Geography 
GEOG 130 Developing Countries (D) 
GEOG 202 The World in Cultural Perspective 
GVPT 100 Principles of Government and Politics 
GVPT 170 American Government 
GVPT 200 International Political Relations 
GVPT 250 Introduction to International Negotiation 

(D) 
HESP 120 Introduction to Linguistics 
JOUR 150 Introduction to Mass Communication 
KNES 287 Sport and American Society (D) 
LGBT 200 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 

and Transgender Studies (D) 
LING 200 Introductory Linguistics 
PHIL 280 Introduction to Cognitive Studies 
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology 
SOCY 105 Introduction to Contemporary Social 

Problems 
SOCY 227 Introduction to the Study of Deviance 
URSP 100 Challenge of the Cities 
WMST 200 Introduction to Women's Studies: Women 

and Society (D) 

CORE Interdisciplinary & 
Emerging Issues 

(CORE CODE: IE): 

See CORE website at www.ugst.umd.edu/core for how 
to use the IE option and for the list of courses (added as 
approved). The online Schedule of Classes for fall 2005 
at www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html will 
include approved IE courses. 

CORE Advanced Studies 

Please refer to the program description above for 
Advanced Studies requirements. 

CORE Capstone Option 

(majors only; enrollment in CORE Capstone 

courses will be subject to departmental 

guidelines) 

(CORE CODE: CS): 

AMST 450 Seminar in American Studies 
AMSC 420 Mathematical Modeling 

(also as MATH 420) 

Animal Production Systems 

Biochemistry III 

Marketing Policies and Strategies 

Business Policies 

Microbial Pathogenisis 

Membrane Biophysics 

Microbial Ecology 

Introduction to Chemical Research 

(Must be taken for at least 3 credits) 

Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory 

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 

Operating Systems 

Database Design 

Software Engineering 

Seminar in Dance 

Capstone Seminar in Special Education 

Aeronautical Systems Design 

Space Systems Design 

Capstone Design II (Please note that both 
ENBE 485 and ENBE 486 must be completed in order to 
satisfy CORE Capstone Requirements) 
ENCE 466 Design of Civil Engineering Systems 

Process Engineering Economics and 

Design II 

Integrated Product and Process 

Development II 



ANSC 420 
BCHM 465 
BMGT457 
BMGT495 
BSCI 417 
BSCI 426 
BSCI 464 
CHEM 399 

CHEM491 
CHEM 492 
CMSC 412 
CMSC 424 
CMSC 435 
DANC 485 
EDSP 490 
ENAE 482 
ENAE 484 
ENBE 486 



ENCH 446 



ENME472 



ENSP 400 Capstone in Environmental Science and 

Policy 

GEOL 394 Research Problems in Geology 

HIST 309 Proseminar in Historical Writing 

HIST 396 Honors Colloquium II 

HIST 408 Senior Seminar 

KNES 497 Independent Studies Seminar 

LARC 471 Capstone Studio 

MATH 420 Mathematical Modeling 

(also as AMSC 420) 

NFSC 422 Food Product Research and Development 

NFSC 491 Issues and Problems in Dietetics 

NRMT470 Natural Resources Management 

PHIL 426 Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy 

PHYS 428 Physics Capstone Research 

CORE Human Cultural Diversity 

(CORE CODE: D): 

Please refer to the program description above for the 
Diversity Requirements. In the following CORE Diversity 
list, courses noted with an asterisk "*" also meet CORE 
Distributive Studies requirements. Diversity courses that 
are also approved for CORE Distributive Studies may be 
counted for both. 

CORE Diversity Courses 

Recommended for Freshmen and Sophomores 

AASP 100 Intro, to African American Studies* 
AASP 202 Black Culture in the United States* 
AASP 298L Introduction to African-American 

Literature* (also as ENGL 234) 
AAST 200 Introduction to Asian American Studies* 

(also as AMST 298C) 
AAST 201 Asian American History* 

(also as HIST219M) 
AAST 222 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United 

States* (also as HIST 222) 
AAST 298L Introduction to Asian American Literature* 

(also as ENGL 233) 
AMST 207 Contemporary American Culture* 
AMST 212 Diversity in American Culture 
AMST 298C Asian American Experience* 

(also as AAST 200) 
ANTH 220 Introduction to Biological Anthropology* 
ANTH 240 Introduction to Archaeology* 
ANTH 260 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 

and Linguistics* 
ANTH 262 Culture and Environment* 
ARCH 223 History of Non-Western Architecture* 
ARHU 2981 American Slavery-American Freedom: 

The African-American Experience Through 

Emancipation* 
ARHU 298L The Creative Process in Dance* 
ARTH 250 Art and Archeology of Ancient America* 
ARTH 275 Art and Archaeology of Africa* 
ARTH 290 Art of Asia* 
CHIN 213 Chinese Poetry into English: 

An Introduction* 
CMLT 235 Intro, to Literatures of the African 

Diaspora* (also as ENGL 235) 
CMLT 270 Global Literature and Social Change* 
CMLT 275 World Literature by Women* 

(also as WMST 275) 
CMLT 277 Literatures of the Americas* 
CMLT 280 Film Art in a Global Society* 
CMLT 291 International Perspectives on Lesbian and 

Gay Studies* 
CPSP 124 Issues in International Studies 
DANC 138 Introduction to Ethnic Dance (2 credits) 
DANC 200 Introduction to Dance* 
EDHD 230 Human Development and Societal 

Institutions* 
EDPL 201 Education in Contemporary American 

Society 
ENGL 233 Introduction to Asian American Literature* 

(also as AAST 298L) 
ENGL 234 Introduction to African-American 

Literature* (also as AASP 298L) 
ENGL 235 Intro, to Literatures of the African 

Diaspora*(also as CMLT 235) 
ENGL 250 Introduction to Literature by Women* ( 

also as WMST 255) 
ENGL 265 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexua 

Literatures* 
ENGL 277 Mythologies: An Introduction* 



FREN 241 Women Writers of French Expression in 

Translation* (also as WMST 241) 
FREN 242 Black Writers of French Expression in 

Translation* 
GEOG 130 Developing Countries* 
GERM 281 Women in German Literature and Society* 

(also as WMST 281) 
GVPT 250 Introduction to International Negotiation* 
HISP 200 The Everyday & the "American" Built 

Environment* 
HIST 120 Islamic Civilization* 
HIST 122 African Civilizations to 1800* 
HIST 123 Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1800 

(also as AASP) * 
HIST 210 Women in America to 1880* 

(also as WMST 210) 
HIST 211 Women in America since 1880* 

(also as WMST 211) 
HIST 212 Women in Western Europe, 1750 - 

Present* (also as WMST 212) 
HIST 213 History of Sexuality in America* 
HIST 216 Introduction to the Study of World 

Religions* 
HIST 219M Asian American History* 

(also as AAST 201) 
HIST 222 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United 

States* (also as AAST 222) 
HIST 237 Russian Civilization* 
HIST 250 Latin-American History I* 
HIST 251 Latin-American History II* 
HIST 255 African-American History, 1865-Present* 
HIST 281 Intro, to the Rabbinic Movement: History 

and Culture* (also as JWST 230) 
HIST 282 History of the Jewish People I* 

(also as JWST 234) 
HIST 283 History of the Jewish People II* 

(also as JWST 235) 
HIST 284 East Asian Civilization I* 
HIST 286 The Jew and the City through the 

Centuries* (also as JWST 275) 
JAPN 217 Japanese Literature in the Age of the 

Samurai* 
JWST 230 Intro, to the Rabbinic Movement: History 

and Culture* (also as HIST 281) 
JWST 234 History of the Jewish People I* 

(also as HIST 282) 
JWST 235 History of the Jewish People II * 

(also as HIST 283) 
JWST 270 Fantasy and the Supernatural in Jewish 

Literature* (also as HONR 2190) 
JWST 275 The Jew and the City through the 

Centuries* (also as HIST 286) 
KNES 240 Exploring Cultural Diversity Through 

Movement 
KNES 287 Sport and American Society* 
LASC 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I* 

(also as PORT 234 and SPAN 234) 
LASC 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II* 

(also as PORT 235 and SPAN 235) 
LGBT 200 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 

and Transgender Studies* 
LING 210 Structure of American Sign Language* 
MUET 200 World Popular Musics and Identity* 
MUET210 The Impact of Music on Life* 
MUET 220 Selected Musical Cultures of the World* 
PORT 224 Brazilian Culture (in English)* 
PORT 225 The Cultures of Portuguese-Speaking 

Africa 
PORT 228A Latin American Literatures and Society: 

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the 

Amazon Ecosystem (also as SPAN 228A)* 
PORT 231 Introduction to the Literatures of the 

Portuguese Language* 
PORT 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I* 

(also as LASC 234 and SPAN 234) 
PORT 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II* 

(also as LASC 235 and SPAN 235) 
RUSS 282 Contemporary Russian Culture* 
RUSS 298M Building a New Reality: Russian Cinema at 

the End of the 20th Century* 
SOCY 241 Inequality in American Society 
SPAN 222 Cultural Difference in Contemporary Latin 

American Culture* 
SPAN 223 US Latino Culture* 

SPAN 224 Violence and Resistance in the Americas* 
SPAN 228A Latin American Literatures and Society: An 

Interdisciplinary Approach to the Amazon 

Ecosystem (also as PORT 228A)* 



General Education Programs 51 



SPAN 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I* 

(also as LASC 234 and PORT 234) 
SPAN 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II* 

(also as LASC 235 and PORT 235) 
THET 195 Gender and Performance* 
THET 240 African Americans in Film and Theater* 
THET 293 Black Theatre and Performance I* 
THET 294 Black Theatre and Performance II* 
WMST 200 Introduction to Women's Studies: 

Women and Society* 
WMST 210 Women in America to 1880* 

(also as HIST 210) 
WMST 211 Women in America since 1880* 

(also as HIST 211) 
WMST 212 Women in Western Europe, 1750 - 

Present* (also as HIST 212) 
WMST 241 Women Writers of French Expression in 

Translation* (also as FREN 241) 
WMST 250 Introduction to Women's Studies: Women, 

Art, and Culture* 
WMST 255 Introduction to Literature by Women* 

(also as ENGL 250) 
WMST 265 Constructions of Manhood and 

Womanhood in the Black Community* 
WMST 275 World Literature by Women* 

(alsoasCMLT275) 
WMST 281 Women in German Literature and Society* 

(also as GERM 281) 

CORE Diversity Courses Recommended for 
Juniors and Seniors 

AASP 312 Social and Cultural Effects of Colonization 

and Racism 
AASP 441 Science, Technology, and the Black 

Community 
AASP 443 Blacks and the Law 
AAST 398P Asian Americans in Washington, D.C. 
AAST 498A Special Problems in Counseling and 

Personnel Services: Education and 

Counseling Issues for Asian Americans 

(also as EDCP 498A) 
AGNR 401 Agricultural Support Systems in 

Developing Countries 
AMST 418S Racism and Whiteness in the U.S. 
AMST 418T Constructions of Difference and Inequality 

in the U.S. 
ANTH 362 Diversity in Complex Societies 
AREC 365 World Hunger, Population, and Food 

Supplies 
AREC 445 Agricultural Development in the Third 

World 
ARTH 375 Ancient Art and Archaeology of Africa 
ARTH 376 Living Art of Africa 
ARTH 384 Art of Japan 
ARTH 385 Art of China 
ARTH 485 Chinese Painting 
ARTH 486 Japanese Painting 

ARTT 463 Principles and Theory: African-American Art 
ARTT 464 Theory of Contemporary Global Art Making 
CCJS 370 Race, Crime and Criminal Justice 
CCJS 498A Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal 

Justice: Women and Crime 
CHIN 313 Chinese Poetry and Prose in Translation 
CHIN 315 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 
CHIN 316 Traditional Chinese Values 
CLAS 309D Diversity and Classics 
CLAS 320 Women in Classical Antiquity 

(also as WMST 320) 
COMM 324 Communication and Gender 
COMM 360 The Rhetoric of Black America 
COMM 469A Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement 
COMM 469B Rhetoric of the Abolitionist and Suffrage 

Movement 
COMM 482 Intercultural Communication 
EALL 300 The Languages of East Asia 
ECON 375 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination 
EDCP 312 Multi-Ethnic Peer Counseling 
EDCP 420 Advanced Topics in Human Diversity and 

Advocacy 
EDCP 462 Disability in American Society 
EDCP 498A Special Problems in Counseling and 

Personnel Services: Education and 

Counseling Issues for Asian Americans 

(also as AAST 498A) 
ENGL 339 Native American Literature 
ENGL 348 Literary Works by Women 
(Topic will vary; also as WMST 348*) 



ENGL 349 

ENGL 360 
ENGL 362 
ENGL 368 

FMST 381 
FMST 430 

FREN 482 

FREN 499B 
GEOG 323 
GEOG 326 
GERM 349M 



GVPT 447 
HIST314A 



HIST319P 
HIST 461 
HIST 473 
HIST 474 
HIST 475 
HIST 491 
HIST 493 

HIST 494 
HIST 495 
HIST 496 
HLTH 471 
HLTH 487 
JOUR 452 
JOUR 453 
JWST 375 



KNES 492 

LGBT 327 
LING 460 
MUET432 
MUET433 
NRSC 440 
PHIL 407 
PLSC 303 
PORT 322 

PORT 378 

PORT 476 
PORT 478C 

PSYC 336 

PSYC 354 
SOCY 325 
SOCY 462 
THET 496 

THET 497 
URSP 372 
WMST 320 

WMST 325 

WMST 336 
WMST 348 

WMST 430 

WMST 452 
WMST 453 

WMST 471 
WMST 492 



Asian American Literatures 

(Topics will vary) 

African, Indian, and Caribbean Writers 

Caribbean Literature in English 

Special Topics in the Literature of Africa 

and the African Diaspora (topics will vary) 

Poverty, Affluence, and Families 

Gender Issues in Families 

(also as WMST 430) 

Gender and Ethnicity in Modern French 

Literature 

Literature of Francophone 

Latin America 

Africa 

Germanic Literatures in Translation: 

Masterworks of Yiddish Literature 

(also as JWST 375) 

Islamic Political Philosophy 

Crisis and Change in the Middle East and 

Africa: Nationalism and Nation-Building in 

the Middle East 

Crisis and Change in Latin America: 

Slavery and Race Relations in Latin 

America 

Asian Americans in Washington, D.C. 

Blacks in American Life: 1865 to Present 

History of the Caribbean 

History of Mexico & Central America I 

History of Mexico & Central America II 

History of the Ottoman Empire 

Victorian Women in England, France and 

the United States (also as WMST 453) 

Women in Africa (formerly HIST 458B) 

Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

Africa Since Independence 

Women's Health (also as WMST 471) 

Adult Health and Development Program 

Women in the Media (also as WMST 452) 

News Coverage of Racial Issues 

Germanic Literatures in Translation: 

Masterworks of Yiddish Literature 

(also as GERM 349M) 

History of the Sportswoman in American 

Organizations (also as WMST 492) 

LGBT Film and Video 

Diversity and Unity in Human Languages 

Music in World Culture I 

Music in World Culture II 

Crops, Soils, and Civilization 

Gay and Lesbian Philosophy 

International Crop Science 

Survey of African Literatures of Portuguese 

Expression (in Portuguese) 

Brazilian Cinema (in Translation) 

(topic will vary) 

Africa in Brazil 

Women as Authors and Characters in 

Brazilian Literature 

Psychology of Women 

(also as WMST 336) 

Cross-Cultural Psychology 

Sociology of Gender (also as WMST 325) 

Women in the Military 

African American Women Filmmakers 

(also as WMST 496) 

Non-Traditional Theatre 

Diversity and the City 

Women in Classical Antiquity 

(also as CLAS 320) 

Sociology of Gender 

(also as SOCY 325) 

Psychology of Women (also as PSYC 336) 

Literary Works by Women (topic will vary; 

also as ENGL 348*) 

Gender Issues in Families 

(also as FMST 430) 

Women in the Media (also as JOUR 452) 

Victorian Women in England, France and 

the United States (also as HIST 493) 

Women's Health (also as HLTH 471) 

History of the Sportswoman in American 

Organizations (also as KNES 492) 

African American Women Filmmakers 

(also as THET 496) 



52 



Chapter 6 



The Colleges and Schools 



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND 
NATURAL RESOURCES 

0107 Symons Hall, 301-405-7761 
E-mail: eweiss@deans.umd.edu 
www.agnr.umd.edu 

Dean: Bruce L. Gardner (Interim) 
Associate Dean: Leon H. Slaughter 
Assistant Dean: John A. Doerr 

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers a variety of 
academic programs that apply science, management, design, and 
engineering to improve the world in which we live and work. Feeding the 
world population, developing scientifically-based land use practices and 
policies, understanding animal and plant biology, improving nutrition and its 
effects on human health, and profitably managing farms and 
agribusinesses in harmony with ecosystems are all vital concerns of the 
College. Integrating the use and protection of natural resources in the 
production of food and nursery crops is a challenge facing students. 

Each student in the College is assigned a faculty advisor to assist in selecting 
courses to meet the individual needs of our diverse student body. In addition 
to course work, undergraduates have opportunities to work closely with faculty 
in state-of-the-art facilities including new biological resources engineering, 
animal sciences, veterinary medicine, and plant sciences buildings. The 
College also serves as the academic home of the Maryland Campus of the 
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Nearby resources 
such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural National 
Research Center, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug 
Administration, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Zoo, Maryland's 
Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Patuxent Wildlife 
Research Center enhance teaching, research, internship, and career 
opportunities for students. Field study courses offered in Brazil, Belize, Egypt, 
England, and Costa Rica, and study-abroad programs such as those in Russia 
and Angers, France expose students to other cultures and environments. 
Learning opportunities are also strengthened through student involvement in 
such co-curricular activities as the College Honors Program, career programs, 
leadership workshops, and student clubs. 

Graduates are employed in a variety of professions as dieticians, food 
scientists, landscape architects, engineers, natural resource managers, 
environmental consultants, land use planners, agribusiness managers, 
stock and commodity brokers, or lawyers specializing in environmental 
issues. Others work at government and industry research laboratories, 
biotechnology and biomedical firms, and in hospitals, fish and wildlife 
programs, the Peace Corps, public health departments, and large food- 
production operations. Many graduates pursue advanced degrees in 
veterinary medicine, law, medicine, physical therapy, or graduate school. 

Departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offer the 
following programs of study: 

Agricultural and Resource Economics — Business Management; 
Environmental Policy; Farm Production; Food Production; International 
Agriculture; and Political Process. 

Animal Sciences — Animal Management and Industry; Avian Business; 
Laboratory Animal Management; and Professional/Sciences. 



Biological Resources Engineering — Water Resources; Bioenvironmental 
Engineering; Aquacultural Engineering; and Biomedical Engineering. 

Environmental Science and Policy — Environment & Agriculture, 
Environmental Economics, Environmental Mapping and Data Management, 
Environmental Restoration, Soil, Water, & Land Resources, and Wildlife 
Resources & Conservation. 

Natural Resource Sciences — Conservation of Soil, Water and Environment, 
Horticulture and Crop Production, Landscape Management, Plant Sciences, 
Turf and Golf Course Management, and Urban Forestry. 

General Agricultural Sciences 

Landscape Architecture 

Natural Resources Management — Environmental Education/Park 
Management; Land and Water Resource Management; and Plant and 
Wildlife Resource Management. 

Nutrition and Food Science — Dietetics; Food Science; and Nutritional Science. 

Advantage of Location and Facilities 

Educational opportunities in the College of Agriculture and Natural 
Resources are enhanced by the proximity of several research units of the 
federal government. Teaching and research activities in the College are 
conducted with the cooperation of scientists and professional people in 
government positions. Of particular interest are the National Agricultural 
Research Center at Beltsville, the National Agricultural Library, the National 
Arboretum, and the Food and Drug Administration. 

Instruction in the basic biological and physical sciences, social sciences, 
landscape design, and engineering principles is conducted in well-designed 
classrooms and laboratories. The application of basic principles to practical 
situations is demonstrated for the student in numerous ways. In addition to 
on-campus facilities, several operating education and research facilities are 
located throughout Maryland. Horticultural and agronomic crops, turf, beef, 
dairy cattle, and poultry are maintained under practical and research 
conditions also used for environmental studies. 

Requirements for Admission 

It is recommended that students entering the College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources have completed a high school preparatory course that 
includes: English, 4 units; mathematics, 3 units; biological and physical 
sciences, 3 units; and history or social sciences, 2 units. Four units of 
mathematics should be elected by students who plan to major in biological 
resources engineering. The Landscape Architecture major is a limited 
enrollment program (LEP). See chapter 1 for general limited-enrollment 
program admission policies. 



Degree Requirements 



Students graduating from the College must complete at least 120 credits 
with a grade point average of 2.0 in all courses applicable toward the 
degree. Requirements of the major and supporting areas are listed under 
individual program headings in chapter 7. 



Combined Vet. Med./Animal Sciences Degree 



School of Architecture 53 



Advising 



Each student in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is 
assigned to a faculty advisor. Advisors normally work with a limited number 
of students and are able to give individual guidance. Students entering the 
freshman year with a definite choice of curriculum are assigned to 
departmental advisors for counsel and planning of all academic programs. 
Students who have not selected a definite curriculum are assigned to a 
general advisor who assists with the choice of electives and acquaints 
students with opportunities in the curricula in the College of Agriculture and 
Natural Resources and in other units of the university. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of scholarships are available for students enrolled in the College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources. These include awards by the Agricultural 
Development Fund, Arthur M. Ahalt Memorial Scholarship, Attorney General's 
Scholarship, Beltsville Garden Club Scholarship, Bruce and Donna Berlage 
Scholarship, Chester F. Bletch Fund, Bowie-Crofton Garden Club Scholarship, 
Frank D. Brown Memorial Scholarship, Jonas and Joan Cash Student Award, 
Chapel Valley Landscape Company Honorary Scholarship, George Earle Cook, 
Jr. Scholarship Fund, Ernest T. Cullen Memorial Scholarship, Jaime Dannemann 
Scholarship, Richard F. Davis Memorial Award, Jerry V. DeBarthe Memorial 
Fund, William R. DeLauder Fund, Mylo S. Downey Memorial Scholarship, Robert 
Facchina/Johanna Foods Scholarship, James R. Ferguson Memorial 
Scholarship, Kenneth S. Fowler Memorial Fund, Thomas A. Fretz Agriculture and 
Natural Resources Scholarship, H. Palmer Hopkins Scholarship, Donald 
Leishear International Travel Scholarship, Goddard Memorial Scholarship, 
Manasses J. and Susanna Grove Memorial Scholarship, Maryland Greenhouse 
Growers Association Scholarship, Maryland Nurserymen's Association 
Scholarships, John and Marjorie Moore International Agriculture and Natural 
Resources Student Travel Fund, James and Dessie Moxley Scholarship, Paul R. 
Poffenberger Scholarship Fund, Jennifer Russo Memorial Scholarship, the Ross 
and Pauline Smith Fund, J. Herbert Snyder Scholarship, Southern States 
Cooperative, Inc., Hiran I. Stone Memorial Scholarship, T. B. Symons Memorial 
Scholarship, the A.F. Vierheller Award Fund in Horticulture, Siegfried Weisberger 
Jr. Scholarship Fund, Theodore B. and Georgianna Miles Weiss Memorial Fund, 
and the Winslow Foundation Scholarship. 

The College is privileged to offer additional support in the form of interest-free 
loans through the Catherine Brinkley Loan Fund which is available to students 
who are residents of Maryland and progressing in programs within the College 
of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Honors 

Students may apply for admission to the College Honors program after 
completing 56 credits with a minimum 3.2 GPA in a program within the 
College. Honors students work with a faculty mentor and must take at least 
12 credits of honors courses including a senior thesis. Interested students 
should contact their faculty advisor. 

Student Organizations 

Students find opportunity for varied expression and growth in the several 
voluntary organizations sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural 
Resources. These organizations are AGNR Student Ambassadors, AGNR 
Student Council, Alpha Zeta, Agribusiness Club, Agronomy Club, Alpha 
Gamma Rho, Animal Husbandry Club, ASAE, the Society for Engineering in 
Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems, College Park Environmental 
Group, Collegiate 4-H, Collegiate FFA, Food and Nutrition Club, Horticulture 
Club, Landscape Architecture Student Association, INAG Club, Natural 
Resources Management Society, Poultry Science Club, Sigma Alpha, Soil 
and Water Conservation Society UMCP Student Chapter, Symbiosis, 
Equestrian Club, UM Food Technology Club, and Veterinary Science Club. 



Cooperative Extension Service 

The Maryland Cooperative Extension Service (MCES) educates citizens in 
the application of practical, research-based knowledge to critical issues in 
agricultural and agribusiness including aquaculture; natural resources and 
the environment; human development, nutrition, diet, and health; youth 
development and 4-H; and family and community leadership. The statewide 
program includes more than 180 faculty and support staff located in 23 
counties, the City of Baltimore, four regional centers, and the University of 
Maryland's College Park and Eastern Shore campuses. In addition, more 
than 15,000 volunteers and citizens in Maryland give generously of their 
time and energy. 

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of 
Veterinary Medicine, Maryland Campus 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
1202 Gudelsky Veterinary Center, 301-314-6830 
www.vetmed.vt.edu 

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is operated 
by the University of Maryland and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 
State University. Each year, 30 Maryland and 50 Virginia residents 
comprise the entering class of a four-year program leading to a Doctor of 
Veterinary Medicine (DVM). 

The first three years are given at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University in Blacksburg, Virginia. The final year of instruction is given at 
several locations, including the University of Maryland, College Park. 

A student desiring admission to the college must complete the pre-veterinary 
requirements and apply for admission to the professional curriculum. 
Admission to this program is competitive, and open to all Maryland residents. 
All Maryland residents' applications are processed at the College of 
Veterinary Medicine, Maryland Campus, University of Maryland, College Park. 

Institute of Applied Agriculture 
(Two-Year Program) 

E-mail: iaa@umail.umd.edu 
www.iaa.umd.edu 

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) awards academic certificates in 
Equine Business Management, General Ornamental Horticulture, Golf 
Course Management, Landscape Management, and Turfgrass 
Management. As a two-year program, the IAA has a separate admission 
policy. Upon completion of the program, students are welcome to transfer 
to the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland 
University College; and other schools. 

For more information about the IAA, its admissions procedures, and 
requirements, contact the Institute of Applied Agriculture, 2123 J u 1 1 Hall, 
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2525. Phone: 301- 
405-4686. Information is also available on the Institute's home page and 
via E-mail (see addresses above). 

Course Code: AGNR 



SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING 
AND PRESERVATION (ARCH) 

Architecture Building, 301-405-6284 
www.arch.umd.edu 



RESEARCH AND SERVICE UNITS 

Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station 

The Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) supports research 
conducted primarily by 120 faculty scientists located within the College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources. Faculty use state-of-the-art facilities such 
as a new Research Greenhouse Complex and Environmental Simulator, as 
well as 10 off-campus research locations, for research in the science, 
business, policy, and practice of agriculture. MAES supports research that 
benefits consumers and producers alike; for example, our significant focus 
on the environment protects valuable natural resources such as the 
Chesapeake Bay. Undergraduate students also benefit from mentoring by 
MAES-supported faculty and instructional use of MAES facilities statewide. 



Dean: Garth Rockcastle 

Associate Dean: Stephen F. Sachs 

Associate Dean: John W. Maudlin-Jeronimo 

Associate Dean: Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D. 

Professors: Bechhoefert, Bennett, Bowden, Du Puy, Etlint, Francescato, 

Lewis, Schumacher, Vann 

Associate Professors: Bell, Bovill, Elsenbach, Gardner, Gournay, Kelly 

Assistant Professor: Oakley 

Lecturers: Mclnturff, Wortham 

Professor Emeritus: Fogle, Hill, Schlesinger 

f Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 



54 School of Architecture 



The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation offers a four-year 
undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in 
architecture, and a graduate program leading to the professional degree of 
Master of Architecture. The undergraduate major in architecture is designed 
to minimize the time required to complete the curriculum leading to the 
professional degree. 

Students receive rigorous and comprehensive instruction from a faculty 
whose members are active in professional practice or research. Many faculty 
members have distinguished themselves across the professional spectrum 
and represent different approaches to architectural design. Their individual 
areas of expertise include architectural design and theory, history, 
architectural archaeology, technology, urban design and planning, and 
historic preservation. Visiting critics, lecturers, and the Kea Distinguished 
Professor augment the faculty; together they provide students with the 
requisite exposure to contemporary realities of architectural design. 

The B.S. degree in architecture will qualify graduates to pursue a career in 
any of a number of fields, such as construction, real estate development, 
public administration, or historic preservation, or to continue in graduate 
work in professional fields such as architecture, urban planning, historic 
preservation, landscape architecture, or law. 

Recruitment 

1298 Architecture Building, 301-405-6284 
www.arch.umd.edu 

Associate Dean: Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D. 

The School's Associate Dean serves as a resource and contact person for 
prospective students interested in the B.S. in Architecture degree and also 
serves as a liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

Admission to Architecture 

Architecture is a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP). See the Admissions 
section in chapter 1 for general LEP admission policies. 

Freshman Admission. Students with the most competitive records from high 
school will gain direct admission to the School of Architecture, Planning and 
Preservation from high school, as allowed by space considerations with the 
School. Because space may be limited before all interested freshmen are 
admitted to the program, early application is strongly encouraged. Freshmen 
admitted to the program will have access to the necessary advising through 
their initial semesters to help them determine if architecture is an 
appropriate major for their interests and abilities. 

Freshmen who are admitted to architecture will be subject to a performance 
review at the end of their third semester, typically 45 credits. To meet the 
provisions of the review, these students must demonstrate their ability to 
complete the following prior to enrollment of the studio sequence: 

• Fundamental Studies CORE requirement 

• Distributive Studies CORE requirement 

• ARCH 170, 220, 221, and 242 with a minimum grade of B in each 

• MATH 220, PHYS 121 and one of the courses** listed below with a 
minimum grade of C in each and a 2.67 combined GPA for the three 
courses 

** Students must take one of the courses below to complete the 
Mathematics and the Sciences Distributive Studies CORE requirement: 

• BSCI 205 (3)— Environmental Science (LS) 

• GEOG 140 (3)— Coastal Environments (PS) 

• GEOL 120 (3)— Environmental Geology (PS) 

• GEOL 123/METO 123/GEOG 123 (3)— Causes and Implications of Global 
Change (PS) 

• PHYS 122 (4)— Fundamentals of Physics II (PL) 

Students may be enrolled in ARCH 221 and completing their distributive 
studies contemporaneous with the review process during their fourth 
semester. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all college level coursework 
is also required. In addition, the review will include an assessment of two 
letters of recommendations, transcripts, an essay, and a portfolio, the nature 
of which is specified by the School. Please contact the School of Architecture, 
Planning, and Preservation at 301-405-6284 for portfolio requirements and 
deadlines. You may also visit the School website atwww.arch.umd.edu. 



Transfer Admission Requirements. New transfer students, as well as 
students already enrolled on campus who wish to change majors to 
architecture, will undergo a transfer admission process. To meet the 
provisions of the process, these students must demonstrate their ability to 
complete the following prior to enrollment in the studio sequence (Junior 
year): 

• Fundamental Studies CORE requirement 

• Distributive Studies CORE requirement 

• ARCH 170, 220, 221, and 242 with a minimum grade of B in each 

• MATH 220, PHYS 121 and one of the courses** listed below with a 
minimum grade of C in each and a 2.67 combined GPA for the three 
courses 

** Students must take one of the courses below to complete the 
Mathematics and the Sciences Distributive Studies CORE 
requirement: 

• BSCI 205 (3)— Environmental Science (LS) 

• GEOG 140 (3)— Coastal Environments (PS) 

• GEOL 120 (3)— Environmental Geology (PS) 

• GEOL 123/METO 123/GEOG 123 (3)— Causes and Implications of 
Global Change (PS) 

• PHYS 122 (4)— Fundamentals of Physics II (PL) 

Students may be enrolled in ARCH 221 and completing their distributive 
studies contemporaneous with the review process during their fourth 
semester. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all college level coursework 
is also required. In addition, the review will include an assessment of two 
letters of recommendations, transcripts, an essay, and a portfolio, the nature 
of which is specified by the School. Please contact the School of Architecture, 
Planning, and Preservation at 301-405-6284 for portfolio requirements and 
deadlines. You may also visit the School website at www.arch.umd.edu. Note: 
just because students meet the above requirements, does not guarantee 
admission into this LEP (Limited Enrollment Program). 

Students are admitted to the School during the Fall semester only. 

Appeals. Students who are denied admission and who feel that they have 
extenuating circumstances may appeal in writing to the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions, Mitchell Building. Students denied admission 
at the 45 credit review may appeal directly to the School of Architecture, 
Planning and Preservation. 

For further information, contact the Counselor for Limited Enrollment 
Programs at 301-314-8385. 



Curriculum Requirements 



In the first two years of college, directly admitted students and those 
seeking to transfer into the School of Architecture, Planning and 
Preservation should adhere to the following curriculum: 

Credit Hours 

General Education (CORE) and Electives 30 

UNIV 100— The Students in the University 1 

ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing (CORE) 3 

MATH 220— Elementary Calculus I (CORE) 3 

ARCH 170— Introduction to the Built Environment (CORE) 3 

PHYS 121— Fundamentals of Physics I (CORE) 4 

ARCH 220— History of Architecture I* 3 

ARCH 221— History of Architecture II 3 

ARCH 242— Drawing I 3 

One of the following (CORE): 3 

• BSCI 205 (3)— Environmental Science (LS) 

• GEOG 140 (3)— Coastal Environments (PS) 

• GEOL 120 (3)— Environmental Geology (PS) 

• GEOL 123/METO 123/GEOG 123 (3)— Causes and Implications of 
Global Change (PS) 

• PHYS 122 (4)— Fundamentals of Physics II (PL) 

Total Credits 56 

If admitted after completing 56 credits, students are expected to complete 
the following requirements for a total of 120 credits: 



Students are admitted to the School during the Fall semester only. 



College of Arts and Humanities 55 



Credit Hours 
Third Year 

ARCH 400— Architecture Studio I* 6 

ARCH 410— Architectural Technology 1 4 

ARCH 4xx— Arch. History /Area A** 3 

ARCH 401— Architecture Studio II 6 

ARCH 411— Architectural Technology II 4 

ENGL 391 — Advanced Composition 3 

CORE Requirements 3 

Total 32 

Fourth Year 

ARCH 402— Architecture Studio III 6 

ARCH 412— Architectural Technology III 4 

ARCH 4xx— Arch. History/ Area B** 3 

ARCH 403— Architecture Studio IV 6 

ARCH 413— Architectural Technology IV 4 

Directed Electives 9 

CORE Requirements 3 

Total 32 

Total Credits 120 

♦Courses are to be taken in sequence as indicated by Roman numerals in 
course titles. 

"Architecture history courses: Area A, ARCH 422, 423, 432, and 436 
Area B, ARCH 433, 434, and 420. 

Special Resources and Opportunities 

The school is housed in a modern, air-conditioned building providing design 
workstations for each student, a large auditorium, and seminar and classroom 
facilities. A well-equipped woodworking and model shop, and computer graphics 
facilities are also provided. The Architecture Library, one of the finest in the nation, 
offers convenient access to a current circulating collection of more than 24,000 
volumes, 6,000 periodicals, and an extensive selection of reference materials. 
Rare books and special acquisitions include a collection relating to international 
expositions and the 11,000-volume National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Library. A visual resources facility includes a reserve collection of 320,000 slides 
on architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, architectural science, and 
technology as well as audio-visual equipment for classroom and studio use. 

Summer programs include travel to Rome, Paris, Turkey, Great Britain, and 
other countries. In addition, summer workshops for historic preservation are 
sponsored by the school each year in Cape May, NJ, which is a designated 
national historic landmark district, and Kiplin Hall in North Yorkshire, England. 
Students may earn direct credit doing hands-on restoration work and by 
attending lectures by visiting architects, preservationists, and scholars. 

Course Code: ARCH 



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (ARHU) 

1102 Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-2088 
www.arhu.umd.edu 

Professor and Dean: James Harris 
Office of Student Affairs: 301-405-2110 
Academic Advisors: 301-405-2108 
www.arhu.umd.edu/studentresources/osa 

The College of Arts and Humanities embraces a heterogeneous group of 
disciplines, all of which value the development of critical thinking, fluent 
expression in writing and speech, sensitivity to ethical and aesthetic 
standards, and a complex understanding of history and culture. 
Departments and programs in Arts and Humanities, while they have strong 
individual identities, are also involved in interdisciplinary studies. Thus 
students will find, for example, courses in the Department of English that 
approach literature from political perspectives, courses in the Department of 
History that rely on feminist perspectives, courses in the Department of Art 
History and Archaeobgy that study Afrcan cultures, and so on. 

Further examples of the special opportunities available to students in this 
richly variegated college include an exceptional slide library in Art History and 
Archaeology, the English Department's computer-based writing laboratory, 
an AT&T Foreign Language Classroom, a junior-year-abroad program in Nice, 
France, a year-abroad program in Sheffield, England, and Honors programs 
in most departments. In addition, the education vistas open to students in 
Dance, Music, and Theatre have been enhanced enormously by the recent 
opening of the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, which now 
houses those three departments. 



Recruitment 

1120L Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-2096 
www.ARHU.umd.edu/admissions 

Admissions Coordinator: Carie Jones-Barrow 

The College's Admissions Coordinator serves as a resource and contact 
person for prospective students interested in Arts and Humanities degrees 
and also serves as a liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

Entrance Requirements 

Students wishing to major in one of the creative or performing arts are 
encouraged to seek training in the skills associated with such an area prior 
to matriculation. Students applying for entrance to these programs may be 
required to audition, present slides, or submit a portfolio as a part of the 
admission requirements. 

Graduation Requirements 

The following College requirements apply only to students earning Bachelor 
of Arts degrees from the College of Arts and Humanities. These 
requirements are in addition to or in fulfillment of campus and 
departmental requirements. For information concerning the Bachelor of 
Music in the School of Music, students should consult a Music advisor. 

Students who double major in ARHU and another college on campus must 
complete the College requirements in ARHU of foreign language to the 
intermediate level, and 45 hours of upper-level credit. 

All Arts and Humanities freshmen (excluding students in College Park 
Scholars, Honors Humanities, or University Honors) must take UNIV 101, 
The Student in the University and Introduction to Computer Resources, 
during their first semester on campus. 

Distribution 

A minimum of 45 of the total of 120 semester hours must be upper-level 
work (i.e., courses numbered 300-499). 

Foreign Language 

Language proficiency may be demonstrated in one of several ways: 

(a) Successful completion of level 4 in one language in high school. 
Students must provide a high school transcript to verify 
exemption. 

(b) Successful completion of an intermediate-level college foreign 
language course designed by the department. 

(c) Successful completion of a language placement examination in 
one of the campus language departments offering such 
examinations. 

Students who have native proficiency in a language other than English 
should see an advisor in the ARHU Office of Student Affairs, or call 301- 
405-2108. 

Major Requirements 

All students must complete a program of study consisting of a major (a 
field of concentration) and supporting courses as specified by one of the 
academic units of the College. No program of study shall require in excess 
of 60 semester hours. Students should consult the unit in which they will 
major for specific details; certain units have mandatory advising. 

A major shall consist, in addition to the lower-division departmental 
prerequisites, of 24 to 40 hours, at least 12 of which must be in courses 
numbered 300 or 400 and at least 12 of which must be taken at the 
University of Maryland, College Park. 

A major program usually requires a secondary field of concentration 
(supporting courses). The nature and number of these courses are 
determined by the major department. 

No grade lower than C may be used to fulfill major or supporting course 
requirements. No course for the major or support module may be taken 
Pass-Fail. 



56 College of Arts and Humanities 



Advising 



Freshmen and new transfer students have advisors in the Arts and 
Humanities College Office of Student Affairs (301-405-2108) who assist 
them in the selection of courses and the choice of a major. After selecting 
a major, students must see the departmental advisor for that major. All 
first-year students (both freshmen and transfers) and seniors who have 
completed 85-100 credits have mandatory advising in both the College and 
the department. For further information about advising, students should 
see the section on advising in the Mini-Guide, available from the College, or 
call the ARHU Office of Student Affairs, 301-405-2108. 



Degrees and Majors 



The College of Arts and Humanities offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 
the following fields of study: 

American Studies 

Art 

Art History and Archeology 

Chinese Language and Literature 

Classics 

Classical Humanities 

Greek 

Latin 

Latin and Greek 
Communication 
Dance 

English Language and Literature 
French Language and Literature 
Germanic Studies 
History 

Italian Language and Literature 
Japanese Language and Literature 
Jewish Studies 
Linguistics 
Music 
Philosophy 
Romance Languages 
Russian Language and Culture 
Russian Area Studies 

Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures 
Theatre 
Women's Studies 

The College also offers the degree of Bachelor of Music; certificate 
programs in Women's Studies, East Asian Studies, and Latin American 
Studies; and a program in Comparative Literature. 

Internships 

Several departments within Arts and Humanities have well-established 
internship options. For more information on internships taken for academic 
credit, students should contact their departmental academic advisor. 
Typically students must be in good academic standing and in their junior or 
senior year to complete a for-credit internship. They usually complete an 
application and attach a current academic transcript, and the experience 
usually lasts for one semester. In addition to the site experience, students 
write an analysis of the experience in conjunction with a faculty member of a 
class. Internships in literacy and in the Maryland General Assembly are 
available through the English Department 301405-3827. For assistance in 
locating an internship site, visit the Career Center at 3100 Hornbake Library, 
South Wing or do a search on the web sitewww.careercenter.umd.edu. 

Certification of High School Teachers 

A student who wishes certification as a high school teacher in a subject 
represented in this College must consult the College of Education in the 
second semester of the sophomore year. Application for admission to the 
Teacher Education program is made at the time that the first courses in 
Education are taken. Enrollment in the College of Education is limited. 

Honors 

Honors Programs 

Most departments in the College of Arts and Humanities offer departmental 
Honors Programs (DHP). DHPs are upper-division programs that provide 
students with a transition from the two-year University Honors and College 
Park Scholars programs to individual academic units. Students enrolled in 



departmental Honors work independently with faculty members in subjects 
of special interest, develop and deepen their research skills, and in the 
process earn an even stronger degree. Students must have a cumulative 
grade point average of at least 3.0 to be admitted. For further information 
about individual Departmental Honors Programs and policies, consult with 
departmental advisors. 

Honors Humanities 

0110 Easton Hall, 301-405-6992 
www.honorshumanities.umd.edu 

Director: TBA 

Assistant Director: Tanya Jung 

Entering freshmen participate by invitation in Honors Humanities, a two- 
year living/learning program. Honors Humanities is for academically 
talented students who have intellectual ambitions in the humanities and 
arts or a desire to develop their education on a liberal arts foundation. The 
program provides students with stimulating seminars, exciting academic 
friendships, a lively home base in Easton Hall, and opportunities to take 
advantage of the intellectual, cultural, and artistic riches of the region 
around Washington, D.C. Upon successful completion of the program, 
students earn a citation in Honors Humanities, and this citation is entered 
upon their university transcripts. 

College Park Scholars 

CPS in the Arts — Peter Beicken, David Solomon 
CPS in American Cultures — Sangeeta Ray 

The College of Arts and Humanities co-sponsors two cross-disciplinary 
College Park Scholars programs in Arts and American Cultures. These two- 
year programs provide exciting living-learning environments in specially- 
equipped residence halls for incoming freshmen. Students with strong 
interests in these areas meet in weekly colloquia with faculty, in the Arts 
program with student teachers as well (usually alumni of the program), to 
pursue creative and intellectual endeavors. Field trips, invited speakers, 
and a yearly staged Spring Fair (Arts) stimulate creativity and the sense of 
togetherness while forming a community of learners and teachers. 
American Cultures focuses on the continent allowing students to think 
comparatively. Students present on various aspects of culture and history 
with a culminating festival in the Spring semester. The Scholars program 
gives students the opportunity to study with their peers while being in close 
contact with their faculty advisors and experiencing a small college 
environment that provides a special intellectual, creative and social home 
for 150 students (freshmen and sophomores) in each program. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Consult the description of Phi Beta Kappa in chapter 4. 

Research and Service Units 



Academic Computing Services 

1116 Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-2104 
www.ARHU.umd.edu/technology 

Director: Kathleen R. Cavanaugh 

Academic Computing Services (ACS) supports the use of technology by 
faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts and Humanities. ACS 
maintains a variety of laboratories and instructional facilities to support the 
needs of the College. These include computer-equipped classrooms such 
as the Language Technology Classroom and the English New Media 
Classroom as well as facilities, such as the lab in the St. Mary's Hall, 
designed for individual student use. 

The Art Gallery 

1202 Art-Sociology Building, 301-405-2763 
www.artgallery.umd.edu 

Director: Scott D. Habes 

The Art Gallery presents a series of exhibitions each year of historic and 
contemporary art in a variety of media and subject matter. Opportunities for 
museum training and arts management experience are available to 
students through intern and work-study positions. 



College of Arts and Humanities 57 



The Center for Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music 

2101 Skinner Building, 301-405-7780 

Director: H. Robert Cohen 

Research Coordinator: Richard Kitson 



Language House 

0107 St. Mary's Hall, 301-405-6996 
www.umd.edu/langhouse 

Coordinator: Phoenix Liu 



The Center for Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music promotes research 
focusing on nineteenth-century music and musical life. The center's 
programs are designed to facilitate the study, collection, editing, indexing, 
and publication of documentary source materials. 

The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies 

0139 Taliaferro Hall, 301-405-6830 
www.crbs.umd.edu 

Founding Director: S. Schoenbaum (1927-96) 

Director: Adele Seeff 

Associate Director: Karen Nelson 

The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies promotes teaching and 
research in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods in all disciplines of the 
arts and humanities. The Center sponsors a vast array of programs, 
including annual interdisciplinary symposia, special lectures and 
performances, conferences, summer institutes, and a volume series of 
symposia proceedings published by the University of Delaware Press in 
conjunction with Associated University Presses. As part of its mission to 
support undergraduate education, the Center offers a citation in 
Renaissance studies and coordinates a series of interdisciplinary arts and 
humanities courses. Through its CAST program (Center Alliance for School 
Teachers), the Center provides professional development to secondary 
school arts and humanities teachers throughout the state of Maryland and 
an after-school drama program for at-risk high school students. The 
planning committee for Attending to Early Modern Women-one of the 
Center's standing committees-organizes and coordinates an international 
symposium on the university's campus every three years. 

David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora 

2114 Tawes Fine Arts Building ZIP: 1220 
301-314-2615 

driskellcenter@umail.umd.edu 
www.driskellcenter.umd.edu 

Executive Director: Robert E. Steele 

Established in 2001 through the generous gifts of David C. Driskell, 
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, and a community of 
artists, scholars, and friends associated with the University of Maryland, 
the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora is a venue 
for the exploration of the presence of Africa and the African diaspora in 
modern culture. Through performances and exhibitions, conferences and 
symposia, grant and fellowship competitions, and outreach activities, the 
Driskell Center seeks to nurture research and creativity of the highest 
caliber, provide training for scholars and students on issues and 
methodologies in the study of the African diaspora, and encourage the 
growth of future generations of artists and researchers who can bring new 
insights to the phenomenon of the African diaspora and its influence. 

The Driskell Center is a unit of the College of Arts and Humanities. It 
assumes several programs formerly administered by the Committee on 
Africa and the Americas, a joint venture between Arts and Humanities and 
the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) 

2103 Tawes-Fine Arts Bldg, 301-405-2931 
www.crge.umd.edu 

Director: Bonnie Thornton Dill 
Assistant Director: Amy E. McLaughlin 

The Consortium is an association of academic units and individual faculty on 
the University of Maryland Campus whose mission is to promote, advance 
and conduct, research, scholarship and faculty development that examines 
the intersections of race, gender and ethnicity with other dimensions of 
difference. The Consortium also offers programs and opportunities aimed at 
student development including fellowships and colloquia. 



The Language House is a campus residence for students wishing to 
immerse themselves in the study of a foreign language and culture. A total 
of over 100 students of Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, 
Japanese, Russian, and Spanish share 19 apartments. A live-in graduate 
mentor leads each language cluster. The goal of language immersion is 
achieved through activities organized by the students and mentors, a 
computer-based Language Learning Center, an audio-visual room, an 
international cafe, and foreign television programs received via satellite. 

Language Media Services 

1204 Jimenez Hall, 301-405-6927 

Facsimile: 301-314-9752 

Email: jb434@umail.umd.edu 

cwl88@umail.umd.edu 

www.umd.edu/lms 

Janel Brennan Tillman, Coordinator of Foreign Language Instructional 

Technology 

Serving the technology needs of the foreign language programs in the 
College of Arts and Humanities, Language Media Services provides for the 
audiovisual and computing needs of students, faculty and staff. The LMS 
collection consists of instructional materials as well as audio and video 
equipment. The unit supports a computing facility and audio lab, and also 
provides workshops and training for faculty in regards to the integration of 
technology into their instruction. 

FOLA 

1109 Jimenez Hall, 301-405-4046 
www.umd.edu/fola 

Coordinator: Naime Yaramanoglu 

The FOLA (Foreign Language) Program enables qualified students with high 
motivation to acquire a speaking knowledge of a number of foreign 
languages not offered in regular campus programs. While instruction is 
basically self-directed, students meet regularly with a native-speaking tutor 
for practice sessions to reinforce what has already been covered through 
the individual use of books and audio tapes. Final examinations are 
administered by outside examiners who are specialists in their fields. 

Maryland English Institute (MEI) 

1101 Holzapfel Hall, 301-405-8634 
www.mei.umd.edu 

Director: Marsha Sprague 

The Maryland English Institute (MEI) is committed to providing high quality 
instruction, to meeting the needs of non-native speakers and their 
sponsors, and to strengthening the ability of non-native English speakers to 
participate in rigorous academic and professional environments. MEI 
serves the University as a resource center in English language teaching and 
testing matters. It evaluates and instructs prospective and provisionally 
admitted international students and teaching assistants. Two regular 
instructional programs are offered: a semi-intensive program for 
provisionally admitted students and a full-time intensive program. 

Semi-Intensive (UMEI 005): This program is open only to students 
admitted to the University of Maryland who have submitted TOEFL scores 
between 475-574 (on the paper-based test) or 153-232 (on the computer- 
based test). Students with these scores are provisionally admitted, and 
must satisfactorily complete UMEI 005 their first semester in order to 
become fully admitted, full-time students at the University. UMEI 005 
classes meet five days a week, two hours a day. The program is designed 
especially to perfect the language skills necessary for academic work at the 
University of Maryland. Enrollment is by permission of the director, and no 
credit is given toward any University degree. 

Intensive: This full-time English language program is open to non-native 
speakers who wish to improve their English for academic, professional or 
general purposes. There are three intensive English sessions per year: One 
for fall semester, one for spring, and a six-week session in the summer. 
Each consists of approximately 22 hours of instruction weekly. The program 
offers two levels of instruction, upper intermediate and advanced. Many 
classes are web-based, and instructors encourage computer-assisted 
learning at all levels. Satisfactory completion of the program does not 
guarantee acceptance at the University. Enrollment is by permission of the 
director, and no credit is given toward any University degree. 



Course Code: ARHU 



58 College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 



COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL 
SCIENCES (BSOS) 

2148 Tydings Hall, 301-405-1697 
bsosque@bsos.umd.edu (for BSOS advising questions) 
www.bsos.umd.edu/deans.html 
www.bsos/umd.edu/adv ising_homepage.html 

Professor and Dean: Edward B. Montgomery 
Senior Associate Dean: Robert Schwab 
Assistant Dean: Katherine Pedro Beardsley 
Assistant Dean: Cynthia Hale 
BSOS Advising Center: 301-405-1697 

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is comprised of a diverse 
group of disciplines and fields of study all of which emphasize a broad 
liberal arts education as the foundation for understanding the 
environmental, social, and cultural forces that shape our world. At the heart 
of the behavioral and social sciences is the attempt to understand human 
beings, both individually and in groups. Disciplines in the behavioral and 
social sciences use approaches that range from the scientific to the 
philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Integral to all the 
disciplines, however, is the development and application of problem solving 
skills, which in combination with other academic skills, enable students to 
think analytically and to communicate clearly and persuasively. Students 
interested in human behavior and in solving human and social problems 
will find many exciting opportunities through the programs and courses 
offered by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

The College is composed of the following departments, each offering a 
major program that leads to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science 
degree, as appropriate: 

African American Studies 

Department of Anthropology 

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Department of Economics 

Department of Geography 

Department of Government and Politics 

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Department of Psychology 

Department of Sociology 

In addition, the College is a major contributor to the Environmental Science 
and Policy Program, and sponsors several of its areas of concentration. 

*The African American Studies Department also offers an undergraduate 
certificate requiring 21 semester hours of course work (see Undergraduate 
Certificate Programs in chapter 7). 



Advising 



The BSOS Advising Center coordinates advising and maintains student 
records for BSOS students. Advisors are available to provide information 
concerning University requirements and regulations, transfer credit 
evaluations, and other general information about the University by 
appointments taken on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 
Undergraduate advisors for each undergraduate major are located in the 
department offices. These advisors are available to assist students in 
selecting courses and educational experiences in their major area of study 
consistent with major requirements and students' educational goals. 



Graduation Requirements 



Each student must complete a minimum of 120 hours of credit with at 
least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Courses must include the 
credits required in the University's general education requirements (CORE) 
and the specific major and supporting course and grade requirements of 
the programs in the academic departments offering bachelor's degrees. 

Students in BSOS must complete fundamental studies Math and English by 
56 credits. 

Students must complete 15 upper-level credits and 12 major credits in the 
student's final 30 credits. 

All students are urged to speak with an academic advisor in their major and 
an advisor in their College Advising Office at least two semesters before 
graduation to review their academic progress and discuss final graduation 
requirements. 



Honors 

Undergraduate honors are offered to graduating students in the 
departments of African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and 
Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, 
Psychology, and Sociology. 

Dean's Academic Scholar. To be named a Dean's Academic Scholar is the 
highest academic award that a BSOS student can earn in the College. 
Dean's Scholars are those graduating seniors who have completed 60 
credits at the University of Maryland, College Park and have maintained a 
minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.8. A student who has been 
found responsible of a violation of academic integrity is not eligible. 

Dean's List. Any student who has passed at least 12 hours of academic 
work in the preceding semester, without failure of any course and with an 
overall average grade of at least 3.5 will be placed on the Dean's List. The 
Distinguished Dean's list consists of students who have completed 
successfully a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester with a 4.0. 

Student Organizations and Honor Societies 

Students who excel in their academic discipline may be selected for 
membership in an honorary society. Honoraries for which students in BSOS 
are chosen include: 

Alpha Kappa Delta — Sociology 
Alpha Phi Sigma — Criminal Justice 
Gamma Theta Upsilon — Geography 
Lambda Epsilon Gamma — Law 
Omega Delta Epsilon — Economics 
Pi Sigma Alpha — Political Sciences 
Psi Chi — Psychology 
Pi Gamma Mu — Social Sciences 

Students who major in the Behavioral and Social Sciences have a wide 
range of interests. The following is a list of student organizations in the 
disciplines and fields of the Behavioral and Social Sciences: 

Anthropology Student Organization 

Conservation Club 

Criminal Justice Student Association 

Economics Club 

Geography Club 

Government and Politics Club 

Minority Pre-Professional Psychology Society 

National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association 

(NSSLHA), Maryland Chapter 

Pre-Medical Society (Pre-Med/Psychology Majors) 

The Forum (Sociology) 

Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society 

For more information about these student organizations or starting a new 
student group, please contact the Office of Campus Activities, Adele H. 
Stamp Student Union, 301-314-7174. 

Field Experiences/Pre-Professional and 
Professional Training 

Pre-professional training and professional opportunities in the behavioral 
and social sciences are available in many fields. The internship 
programs offered by many departments in the College provide students with 
practical experience working in governmental agencies, nonprofit 
organizations, corporations, and the specialized research centers and 
laboratories of the College. To earn credit for a BSOS departmental 
internship, a minimum cumulative grade point average (usually a 3.0) is 
required. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Undergraduate research internships allow qualified undergraduate students 
to work with research laboratory directors and faculty in departments and 
specialized research centers, thus giving the student a chance for a unique 
experience in the design and conduct of research and scholarship. 
Students are advised to consult with their department advisors on research 
opportunities available in the major. 



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Research and Service Units 

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences sponsors several special 
purpose, college-wide research centers. These centers include The Public 
Safety Training and Technology Assistance Agency and the Center for 
Substance Abuse Research. These interdisciplinary centers often offer 
internships and a selected number of undergraduate research assistant 
opportunities for interested students. These research experiences offer 
excellent preparation for future graduate study and/or job opportunities in the 
private and public sectors. In addition, the college offers computer services 
through its Office of Academic Computer Services. 

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) 

Director: Eric D. Wish, 301-403-8329 

Established in 1990, CESAR is a research unit sponsored by the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. CESAR staff gather, analyze, and disseminate 
timely information on issues of substance abuse and monitor alcohol- and drug- 
use indicators throughout Maryland. CESAR aids state and local governments in 
responding to the problem of substance abuse by providing the above-stated 
information, as well as technical assistance and research. Faculty members 
from across campus are involved with CESAR-based research, creating a center 
in which substance-abuse issues are analyzed from multidisciplinary 
perspectives. Students obtain advanced technical training and hands-on 
experience through their involvement in original surveys and research. 

Public Safety, Training and Technology Assistance (PSTTP) 

Director: Thomas H. Carr, 301-489-1700 

Established in 1994, the Public Safety, Training and Technology Assistance 
Program (PSTT) (formerly the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA) is co-sponsored 
by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and President Bush's 
Office of National Drug Control Policy. This program is funded by Congress 
to help coordinate and fund the fight against drug-related crime and to treat 
drug-addicted criminal offenders. HIDTA efforts integrate prevention and law 
enforcement at the community level to reduce the involvement of high-risk 
youth in drug trafficking careers and criminal behavior. HIDTA also works 
with private industry and government to form partnerships geared toward 
the development of commercial software for use by law enforcement, 
criminal justice, treatment and regulatory agencies. The 
Washington/Baltimore HIDTA employs a multi-disciplinary approach that 
incorporates law enforcement, treatment/criminal justice and prevention 
through a regional strategy that includes all these disciplines. Faculty 
members from across campus are involved with HIDTA-based research, and 
students obtain advanced technical training and hands-on experience 
through their involvement in data collection, original surveys, geo-mapping 
and research. 



Office of Academic Computer Services (OACS) 

0221 LeFrak Hall, 301-405-1670 

The College believes strongly that the study of behavioral and social 
sciences should incorporate both quantitative and computational skills. 
Consequently, curricula in most departments require some course work in 
statistics, quantitative research methods, and information technology. The 
BSOS Office of Academic Computer Services provides undergraduate 
students in the College with both facilities and staff assistance to satisfy a 
broad range of computer-related needs. The OACS operates five computer 
classrooms and a specialized graphics lab that offer a wide variety of 
popular software, color and black-and-white printing, and both text and 
graphics scanning. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to take 
advantage of OACS's learning resources including free computer and 
statistics training courses, help documentation, a library of computer- 
related texts, and free access to research data. 



THE ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF 
BUSINESS (BMGT) 



Office of Undergraduate Studies: 1570 Van Munching Hall 
www.rhsmith.umd.edu 



301-405-2286 



Professor and Dean: Frank 

Professor and Associate Dean: Assad 

Associate Dean of the Center for Executive Education: Koerwer 

Professor and Director of Doctoral Program: Gordon 

Assistant Dean of the Masters' Programs: Scricca 

Assistant Dean and Director for Undergraduate Programs: Cleveland 

Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs: Horick 



Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs at Shady Grove: Glasgow 
Academic Advisors for Undergraduate Programs: Buddenhagen, Martin, 
McAllister, McQueary, Smit 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business recognizes the importance 
of education in business and management to economic, social, and 
professional development through profit and nonprofit organizations at 
the local, regional, national, and international levels. The faculty are 
scholars, teachers, and professional leaders with a commitment 
to superior education in business and management, specializing 
in accounting, finance, decision and information sciences, operations and 
quality management, management and organization, marketing, logistics 
and transportation, and business and public policy. The Smith 
School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate 
School of Business (AACSB), the official national accrediting organization 
for business schools. 



Degrees 



The university confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Information concerning admission to the 
M.B.A. or M.S. program is available from the School's Assistant Dean of 
the Masters' Programs (301-405-2279). 



Undergraduate Program 



The undergraduate program recognizes the need for professional education 
in business and management based on a foundation in the liberal arts. In 
addition, the program's internationally integrated curriculum prepares 
students to be effective and responsible managers in today's dynamic 
business environment. 

A student in business and management selects a major in one of several 
curricula: (1) Accounting; (2) Information Systems; Specialization Business; 
(3) Finance; (4) General Business and Management (including an 
International Business option); (5) Operations and Quality Management; (6) 
Marketing; (7) Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management. 



Honors Program 



The BMGT Honors program offers students with superior academic 
achievements special opportunities and resources, including the opportunity 
to participate in cutting-edge research on business issues, and to graduate 
with honors. Students in the honors program take their upper-level BMGT 
core courses in small, seminar-style honors sections, which allow in-depth 
exploration of business topics in marketing, finance, management and 
organization, business law, and policy and strategy. The BMGT Honors 
Program provides both a non-thesis and a thesis option — in which students 
work on an original research project under the supervision of a Smith School 
faculty member. Admission to the BMGT Honors Program is competitive. 
Students are selected on the basis of the following requirements: 

• Minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average 

• Minimum 45 credit hours earned 

• Completion of all BMGT pre-requisite courses by the end of Spring 
semester: 

Accounting I and II - BMGT 220 and 221 

Statistics - BMGT 230 (or 231) 

Calculus -MATH 220 or 140 

Micro- and Macro Economics - ECON 200 and 201 

The application to the BMGT Honors program includes a personal essay 
and two letters of recommendation from faculty. The BMGT Honors 
application can be downloaded from the Smith School website: 
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad. 



Advising 



General advising for students admitted to the Smith School of Business is 
available Monday through Friday in the Office of Undergraduate Programs, 
1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286. It is recommended that students 
visit this office each semester to ensure that they are informed about 
current requirements and procedures. 

Transfer students entering the university can be advised during spring, 
summer, and fall transfer orientation programs. Contact the Orientation 
Office for further information, 301-314-8217. 



60 The Robert H. Smith School of Business 



Admission to Smith School of Business 

See chapter 1 for general LEP admissions policies. 

Current policies affect students entering the University System of Maryland 
or the Maryland Community College system in Fall 2005 and thereafter. 
Students enrolled at the University System of Maryland or in the Maryland 
Community College system prior to Fall 2005 will continue to be admitted 
under the admissions criteria in effect for the Spring 2001 through Spring 
2005 terms. Grandfathered admission will end in Fall 2007, when all 
students must meet the current admission standards. Grandfathered 
students, however, will be given the option of entering under the new 
requirements prior to Fall 2007. 

Freshman Admission 

Admission to the BMGT degree programs is competitive. A limited number 
of freshmen who demonstrate outstanding talent will be admitted directly to 
their BMGT major of choice (e.g. Accounting, Finance, etc.). Admission will 
be on a space available basis. All students are urged to apply early. All 
students admitted directly to BMGT as freshmen must demonstrate 
satisfactory progress (2.00 cumulative GPA or better) plus completion of 
Gateway courses (BMGT 220, BMGT 230, ECON 200 or 201, and MATH 
220 or 140 — each with a "C" or better) by the semester they reach 45 
credits (excluding AP and ESL), at which time they will be reviewed in order 
to continue in the BMGT major. 

Students not directly admitted to the Smith School of Business as 
freshman can be admitted to the Division of Letters & Sciences, with some 
of these students enrolling in the Markets and Society program. These 
students can apply for admission to Business by the semester in which 
45 credits are completed. (See Transfer Admission below) 

Transfer Admission for Students from On or Off Campus 

• All students applying for admission to BMGT as transfer students, 
whether internal transfers already enrolled at UMCP or external 
transfer students entering the university for the first time, will be 
subject to competitive admission for a limited number of spaces in 
the BMGT program at each program location. 

• To be considered for admission, applicants must complete the 
following requirements: 

- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (preferred, may vary based upon 
the applicant pool) 

- Minimum junior standing - 60 credits earned 

- Completion of 50% of lower-level university CORE requirements 
(Note: ECON 200 and 201 satisfy lower-level SB CORE 
requirements and MATH 220 or 140 satisfies lower-level MS 
CORE requirements) 

- Completion of the following Gateway courses, all with "C" or 
better: 

o BMGT 220 and 221: Accounting 

o ECON 220 and 201: Micro and Macro Economics 

o ENGL 101 

o MATH 220 or 140: Calculus 

o BMGT 230 or BMGT 231 or equivalent: Statistics 

• Co-curricular involvement, leadership experience and honors and 
awards will also be considered in the admission decision. Students 
are strongly encouraged to submit with their applications a resume 
and letter detailing their accomplishments and experience. 

• Application Deadlines for Transfer Students: Complete applications 
and all supporting documents must be received no later than: 



Fall semester: August 1st 



Spring semester: January 10th 



Freshmen who begin study in another major at College Park who would 
have met the direct BMGT admission standards from high school have until 
the last day of instruction in the first semester of their freshmen year at 
College Park to change their major to BMGT. 



Appeals to this Policy 

Appeals to this policy may be filed with the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions, on the ground floor Mitchell Building. Such appeals will require 
documentation of unusual, extenuating, or special circumstances. 

Statement of Policy on Transfer of Credit from 
Community Colleges 

It is the practice of the Smith School of Business to consider for transfer 
from a regionally accredited community college only the following courses in 
business administration: an introductory business course, business 
statistics, introduction to computing (equivalent to BMGT 201), or 
elementary accounting. Thus, it is anticipated that students transferring 
from another regionally accredited institution will have devoted the major 
share of their academic effort below the junior year to the completion of 
basic requirements in the liberal arts. A total of 60 semester hours from a 
community college may be applied toward a degree from the Smith School 
of Business. 

Other Institutions 

The Smith School of Business normally accepts transfer credits from 
regionally accredited four-year institutions. Junior- and senior-level business 
courses are accepted from colleges accredited by the Association to 
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Junior- and senior- level 
business courses from other than AACSB-accredited schools are evaluated 
on a course-by-course basis to determine transferability. 

The Smith School of Business requires that at least 50 percent of the 
business and management credit hours required for a business degree be 
earned at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Summary of Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 
(all curricula) 

At least 45 hours of the 120 semester hours of academic work required for 
graduation must be in business and management subjects. A minimum of 
58 hours of the required 120 hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses. 
In addition to the requirement of an overall cumulative grade point average 
of 2.0 (C average) in all university course work. Effective Fall 1989, all 
business majors must earn a C or better in all required courses, including 
Economics, Mathematics, and Communication. Electives outside the 
curricula of the School may be taken in any department of the university, if 
the student has the necessary prerequisites. 

Note: Curriculum under review. Please see www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ 
undergrad for the most current Information. 

Freshman-Sophomore School Requirements Credit Hours 

MATH 220* or 140**— Elementary Calculus I or Calculus 1 3 or 4 

BMGT 201 — Computer Applications in Business 3 

BMGT 220 and 221— Principles of Accounting I and II 6 

BMGT 230 or 231**— Business Statistics 3 

ECON 200 and 201 — Principles of Micro + Macro Economics 8 

COMM 100 or 107 — Foundations of Speech Comm. or Speech Comm 3 

Total 26-31 

* MATH 220 and 221 are required for Operations and Quality Management (managerial track) 

majors. 

** MATH 140 and 141 are required for Information Systems - Business and Operations and Quality 

Management (technical track) majors. 

*** BMGT 231 is required for Information Systems - Business and Operations and Quality 

Management (technical track) majors. 

Junior-Senior School Requirements Credit Hours 

BMGT 340— Business Finance 3 

BMGT 350 — Marketing Principles and Organization 3 

BMGT 364 — Management and Organizational Theory 3 

BMGT 367 — Career Search Strategies in Business 1 

BMGT 380— Business Law 3 

BMGT 495 or 495H— Business Policies 3 

Economics (see below) 3-6 

Total 19-22 

Economics Requirements 

3-6 credits of approved upper-level economics courses are required by the 
Smith School of Business (see above Junior-Senior College Requirements). 
Please see the Office of Undergraduate Studies in 1570 Van Munching Hall 
or www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad for approved options under each 
major. 



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Major Requirements 

Under each major, 18-21 credits are required. The specific requirements for 
each major are listed on the following pages. 

A Typical Program for the Freshman and Sophomore Years 

Freshman Year Credit Hours 

CORE and/or electives 9 

ENGL 101 or equivalent 3 

MATH (depending on placement)* 3 

First semester total 15 

CORE and/or electives 9 

COMM 100 or 107 3 

MATH or BMGT 230/231* 3 

Second semester total 15 

Sophomore Year 

CORE 3 

BMGT 201 (Prereq. Sophomore Standing) 3 

BMGT 220 (Prereq. Sophomore Standing) 3 

ECON 200 4 

MATH or BMGT 230/231* 3 

Third semester total 16 

CORE and/or electives 6 

ECON 201 4 

BMGT 221 (Prereq. BMGT 220) 3 

BMGT 230 (Prereq. MATH 220*) or 231* 

(Prereq. MATH 141) or elective 3 

Fourth semester total 16 

* See Freshman-Sophomore School requirements for appropriate math and statistics courses. 

Curricula 

Accounting 

Chair: J. Bedlingfield 

Professors: Bedlingfield, Gordon, Kim, M. Loeb, S. Loeb 

Assistant Professors: Campbell, Park, J. Peters, M. Peters, Sengupta 

Visiting Professors: Finch, Rymer 

Accounting, in a limited sense, is the analysis, classification, and recording 
of financial events and the reporting of the results of such events for an 
organization. In a broader sense, accounting consists of all financial 
systems for planning, controlling, and appraising performance of an 
organization. Accounting includes among its many facets: financial 
planning, budgeting, accounting systems, financial management controls, 
financial analysis of performance, financial reporting, internal and external 
auditing, and taxation. The accounting curriculum provides an educational 
foundation for careers in public accounting, management, whether in 
private business organizations, government or nonprofit agencies, or 
consulting. Two tracks are provided: The Public Accounting Track leading to 
the CPA (Certified Public Accounting) and the Management 
Accounting/Consulting Track. Please note: Currently, only the Public 
Accounting track is available. 

Major Requirements: All Accounting Majors 

BMGT 310 — Intermediate Accounting 1 3 credits 

BMGT 311 — Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits 

BMGT 321 — Managerial Accounting 3 credits 

BMGT 326— Accounting Systems 3 credits 

Public Accounting Track Requirements: 

BMGT 323*— Taxation of Individuals 3 credits 

BMGT 422*— Auditing Theory & Practice 3 credits 

Plus Two of the following: 

BMGT— 411* (Ethics), 417, 424, 427, 428 6 credits 

Note: * Required for CPA in Maryland 

Management Accounting/Consulting Track Requirements: 

BMGT 426 — Advanced Managerial Acct 3 credits 

Plus three of the following: 9 credits 

BMGT 305, 323, 332, 385, 402, 403, 411, 417, 424, 

428, 430, 434, 440, 446 
Total 24 

One of the following: 3 credits 

ECON 305, 306, 330, 340 

Total 3 credits 



The basic educational requirements of the Maryland State Board of Public 
Accountancy to sit for the CPA examination are a baccalaureate or higher 
degree with a major in Accounting or with a non-accounting degree 
supplemented by course work the Board determines to be substantially the 
equivalent of an Accounting major. Students planning to take the CPA 
examination for certification and licensing outside Maryland should 
determine the educational requirements for that state and arrange their 
program accordingly. 

Since June 30, 1999, all applicants who desire to take the CPA 
examination in Maryland have been required to have completed 150 
semester hours of college work as well as other specified requirements. 

Decision and Information Technologies 

Chair: Anaud Alingam 

Professors: Anandalingam, Assad, Ball, Bodin (Emeritus), Fu, Gass 

(Emeritus), Golden, Lucus, Raschid, Riley 

Associate Professors: Agarwal, Alt, Sambamurthy 

Assistant Professors: Chen, Darcy, Druehl, Faraj, Gopal, Gosain, Jank, 

Karaesmen, Lele, Mishra, Palmer, Parameswaran, Raghavan, Smueli, 

Stewart, Souza, Venkatesh, Viswanathan, Zantek 

Visiting Professors: Edgeman, Ibrahim, Malaga, Prasad, Ruki, Studer-Ellis 

The Department of Decision and Information Technologies offers two 
majors: Information Systems - Specialization: Business, and Operations and 
Quality Management. 

Information Systems - Specialization: Business 

The Business Area of Concentration in the Information Systems (IS) 
program prepares students to be effective users and managers of 
information technologies and systems in the current environment of the 
technology-enabled business firm. The IS major focuses on the data 
processing skills, the analytical skills, and the managerial plus 
organizational knowledge required to design and manage information 
systems and applications based on business and customer requirements. 
The major's core emphasizes the concepts of systems analysis and design 
and database management systems. In addition to a broad grounding in 
the key functional areas of marketing, operations, accounting, and finance, 
this major develops in-depth knowledge of information processing 
technology, information systems implementation, project management, and 
management science and statistics. 

BMGT 302 — Business Computer Application Programming 3 credits 

BMGT 305 — Survey of Business Information Systems &Technology3 credits 

BMGT 402— Database Systems 3 credits 

BMGT 403 — Systems Analysis and Design 3 credits 

BMGT 407 — Information Systems Projects 3 credits 

BMGT 485 — Operations and Project Management for IS 3 credits 

One of the following: 3 credits 

BMGT 430 — Linear Statistical Models in Business 

BMGT 434 — Introduction to Optimization Theory 

BMGT 486— Total Quality Management 
One of the following: 3 credits 

BMGT 405 — Business Telecommunications 

BMGT 406 — Electronic Commerce Application Development 

Total 24 credits 

One of the following: 

ECON 305, 306, 430, or 440 3 credits 

Total 3 credits 

Note: Departmental program title under review. Please see 
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad for the most current information. 

Operations and Quality Management 

The Operations and Quality Management major involves the management 
of resources for the production of goods or services. This includes such 
functions as workforce planning, inventory management, logistics 
management, production planning and control, and resource allocation; and 
emphasizes total quality management principles. Career opportunities exist 
in manufacturing, retailing, service organizations, and government. 

Students pursuing the managerial track must complete MATH 220 and 221 
and BMGT 230 prior to junior standing. Students selecting the technical 
track must complete MATH 140 and 141 and BMGT 231 prior to junior 
standing; and those interested in graduate work are strongly advised to 
take MATH 240 and 241 as well. 

The course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in 
Operations and Quality Management are as follows: 



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Credit Hours 

BMGT 332 — Operations Research for Management Decisions 3 

BMGT 385— Production Management 3 

BMGT 486— Total Quality Management 3 

One of the following courses (check prerequisites): 3 

BMGT 321— Cost Accounting 

BMGT 440 — Financial Management 

Managerial or Technical Track Options 6 

Total 18 

Managerial Track, two of the following courses: 

BMGT 360 — Human Resource Management 

BMGT 372 — Introduction to Logistics Management 

BMGT 472 — Advanced Logistics Operations 
OR 
Technical Track, two of the following courses: 

BMGT 430 — Linear Statistical Models in Business 

BMGT 431 — Design of Statistical Experiments in Business 

BMGT 434 — Introduction to Optimization Theory 

BMGT 435 — Introduction to Applied Probability Models 

Note: Curriculum under review. Please see www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ 
undergrad for the most current information. 

Finance 

Chair: Senbet 

Professors: Bakski, Madan, Maksimovic, Senbet, Unal 

Associate Professors: Phillips, Prabhala, Triantis, Wermers 

Assistant Professors: Avramov, Bevelauder, Chen, Cichello, Heston, 

Hvidjkaer, Ju, Kiss, Marquez, Vandeweghe, White, Willard 

Finance encompasses: 

(1) Corporate finance: The financial management of corporations 

(2) Investments: The management of securities and portfolios 

(3) Financial institutions and markets: The management of financial 
institutions and the study of their role in the economy 

The Finance curriculum is designed to familiarize the student with the 
institutions, theory, and practice involved in the allocation of financial 
resources within the private sector. It provides an educational foundation for 
careers involving corporate financial analysis and management, investment 
analysis and portfolio management, investment banking, risk management, 
commercial banking, and international finance; it also provides a foundation 
for graduate study in business administration, economics, and law. 

Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in 
Finance are as follows: 

Credit Hours 

Both of the following courses: 6 

BMGT 343— Investments 

BMGT 440 — Advanced Financial Management 
Three of the following courses: 9 

BMGT 443 — Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management 

BMGT 444 — Futures and Options Contracts 

BMGT 445 — Banking and Financial Institutions 

BMGT 446 — International Finance 

BMGT 447 — Internship and Research in Finance 

BMGT 498 — Special Topics in Business and Management (Finance) 
One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 310 — Intermediate Accounting 

BMGT 332 — Operations Research for Management Decisions 

BMGT 430 — Linear Statistical Models in Business 

BMGT 434 — Introduction to Optimization Theory 
Total 18 

Marketing 

Chair: Rust 

Professors: Greer (Emeritus), Ratchford, Rust 

Associate Professors: Biehal, Kannan, Krapfel, Nickels, Shankar, Wagner 

Assistant Professors: Foultz, Frels, Hamilton, Jain, Lefkoff-Hagius, Nasser, 

Sheinin, Srivastava, Whitney 

The goal of marketing is to satisfy all the stakeholders of the firm — 
employees, dealers, stockholders, and customers — by seeing that quality 
goods and services are developed and provided at fair prices and in a way 
that benefits the community and society. World-class competition has 
forced businesses to develop marketing programs that are as good as the 
best. This means getting closer to the customer, joining other organizations 
to create value for the consumer, and designing integrated distribution and 



communication programs that provide a seamless flow from producers to 
consumers. Pricing, communication/promotion, product/service, and 
distribution activities inherent in the development of marketing programs 
are applicable to non-profit organizations, business-to-business 
organizations, and firms that sell to ultimate consumers. 

Many types of careers are available to the marketing major. These include, 
but are not limited to: sales, advertising, retailing, product/service 
management, and marketing research. Because of the many different 
employment opportunities in marketing, many marketing electives are 
offered along with three core courses required of all marketing majors — 
consumer analysis, marketing research, and marketing strategy. 

Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in 
Marketing are as follows: 

Credit Hours 

BMGT 451 — Consumer Analysis 3 

BMGT 452— Marketing Research Methods 3 

BMGT 457— Marketing Policies and Strategies 3 

Three of the following courses: 9 

BMGT 351— Direct Marketing 

BMGT 353— Retail Management 

BMGT 357 — Retailing and Marketing Internship (3 credits only) 

BMGT 372 — Introduction to Logistics Management 

BMGT 450 — Integrated Marketing Communications 

BMGT 453— Industrial Marketing 

BMGT 454— International Marketing 

BMGT 455— Sales Management 

BMGT 484— Electronic Marketing 
Total 18 

Logistics, Business, and Public Policy 

Chair: Windle 

Professors: Corsi, Dresner, Grimm, Leete, Morici, Prestonf, Windle 

Associate Professor: Evers 

Assistant Professors: Bailey, Feinberg, Gillyard, Hutchens, Newberg, 

Somaya 

Visiting Professors: Dewitt, Gardner, Lesser, McClenahan, Olson, Shaffer, 

Turner, Walton 

f Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 

Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management 

The supply chain encompasses all organizations involved in production of a 
good or service and its ultimate delivery to the end customer. Supply chain 
managers oversee many varied but inter-related processes including the 
flow of materials, information, and transactions (to name a few). Logistics 
deals primarily with the materials flow component of the supply chain, and 
logistics managers are responsible for fulfilling customer orders while 
simultaneously controlling distribution costs. 

While transportation is the heart of logistics; inventory control, warehousing, 
order processing, materials handling, packaging, and customer service are 
important logistics activities. These logistics activities comprise up to 30 
percent of total costs for many businesses. The cost of freight transportation 
alone is about 8 percent of the nation's annual domestic product. 

Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in 
Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management are as follows: 

BMGT 370 — Introduction to Transportation in Supply 

Chain Management 3 

BMGT 372 — Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 

BMGT 476 — Applied Computer Models in Supply Chain Management 3 

Two of the following courses 6 

BMGT 373 — Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain 

Management Internship 
BMGT 470 — Advanced Transportation Management 
BMGT 472 — Advanced Logistics Operations 
BMGT 475 — Advanced Supply Chain Management 

Strategy and Technologies 
BMGT 477 — International Supply Chain Management 

One of the following courses 3 

BMGT 305 — Survey of Business Information Systems and Technology 

(option for DIS majors only) 
BMGT 332 — Operations Research for Management Decisions 
BMGT 385 — Production Management 
BMGT 482 — Business and Government 
BMGT 484— Electronic Marketing 



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GEOG 373 — Geographic Information Systems 

GEOG 430 — Location Theory and Spatial Analysis or one of the following 
not selected above from BMGT 373, 470, 472, 475 or 477 

General Business and Management 

The General Curriculum is designed for those who desire a broader course 
of study in business and management than offered in the other College 
curricula. The General Curriculum is appropriate, for example, for those who 
plan to enter small-business management or entrepreneurship where 
general knowledge of the various fields of study may be preferred to a more 
specialized curriculum concentration. 

Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in 
General Business and Management are as follows: 

Credit Hours 
Accounting/Finance 

One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 321 — Managerial Accounting 

BMGT 440 — Advanced Financial Management 
Management Science/Statistics 
One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 332 — Operations Research for Management Decisions 

BMGT 385 — Production Management 

BMGT 430 — Linear Statistical Models in Business 

BMGT 431 — Design of Statistical Experiments in Business 
Marketing 
One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 353— Retail Management 

OR a higher number marketing course (check prerequisites) 
Personnel/Labor Relations 
One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 360 — Human Resource Management 

BMGT 362— Labor Relations 
Public Policy 
One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 482 — Business and Government 

BMGT 496 — Business Ethics and Society 
Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management 
One of the following courses: 3 

BMGT 370 — Introduction to Transportation in Supply Chain Management 

BMGT 372 — Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
Total 18 



The QUEST Program consists of team-based courses led by an 
interdisciplinary faculty with a senior level practicum that places students in 
the workplace for research and group problem-solving. Students will 
complete courses devoted to the integration of quality in the workplace, 
applying the knowledge and skill-set they have gained from their major in 
the field of engineering, business, or computer, mathematical or Physical 
Science. The capstone course gives QUEST students the opportunity to 
apply the principles of cross-functional thinking in a corporate environment. 

For more details on this program including admissions, please visit the 
QUEST Program website at www.rhsmith.umd.edu/quest. 

Honors 

Honor Societies 

Beta Gamma Sigma. National scholastic honorary society in business 
administration. To be eligible students must rank in the upper 5 percent of their 
junior class or the upper 10 percent of their senior class in the Smith School of 
Business. Students are eligible the semester after they have earned 45 credits 
at the University of Maryland, College Park, and have earned a total of 75 credits. 

Student Awards 

For high academic achievement, students in the School may receive 
recognition by the Dean's List and Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business 
Honor Society. 

Scholarships 

For details on available scholarships, please visit the following website, 
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/Scholarships.htm. 

Student Professional Organizations 

Students may choose to associate themselves with one or more of the 
following professional organizations: Accounting Club; American Marketing 
Association; Entrepreneurship Club (all business majors); Black Business 
Association; Finance, Banking and Investments Society (finance); Gateway 
Club; Phi Chi Theta (all business majors); Logistics Transportation and 
Supply Chain Management Society; Information Systems Society; Global 
Business Society; Quest Student Council and BMGT Honor Council. 

Visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/susa for more details. 

Course Code: BMGT 



Note: Curriculum under review. Please see www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ 
undergrad for the most current information. 

International Business 

International Business is an option in the General Business major and 
responds to the global interest in international economic systems and their 
multicultural characteristics. This degree option combines the college- 
required courses with five International Business courses and a selection 
of language, culture, and area studies courses from the College of Arts and 
Humanities and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in 
General Business and Management, International Business option, are: 

Credit Hours 

BMGT 372 — Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 

BMGT 392 — Introduction to International Business 3 

BMGT 454— International Marketing 3 

BMGT 477 — International Supply Chain Management 3 

BMGT 446— International Finance 3 

Any 400-level BMGT course or an agreed-upon foreign language course. .3 
Total 18 

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the language option to 
increase the applicability of the International Business option. 

Note: Curriculum under review. Please see www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ 
undergrad for the most current information. 

Quest Program 

The University of Maryland's Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams 
Program (QUEST) program is a collaborative effort between the Robert H. 
Smith School of Business and the A. James Clark School of Engineering. 
QUEST graduates enter the work force with invaluable skills, excelling in 
teamwork, customer value management, process and product design, 
project management and customer satisfaction. 



COLLEGE OF CHEMICAL & LIFE SCIENCES 

1302 Symons Hall, 301-405-2080 
www.life.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Dean: Norma Allewell 

Associate Deans: Robert Infantino, Jr. 

Assistant Deans: Amel Anderson, Lisa Bradley-Klemko 

The undergraduate degree programs in the College of Chemical and Life 
Sciences are: 

Chemistry 
Biochemistry 
Biological Sciences 
Environmental Sciences & Policy 

The majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry are housed in the Department of 
Chemistry and Biochemistry and are broadly based to prepare students for 
employment, graduate school, or professional school. The Biological 
Sciences major is jointly offered by the departments of Biology, Cell Biology 
& Molecular Genetics, and Entomology. Students Biological Sciences 
students may study broadly in General Biology, or specialize upper level 
course work in Cell Biology & Genetics, Ecology & Evolution, Microbiology, 
or Physiology & Neurobiology. A double major program with the College of 
Education provides certification to teach High School Chemistry or Biology. 
The College grants degrees in the Biodiversity and Conservation 
specialization in the Environmental Science and Policy major. 

Opportunities are available across the College and off-campus for 
undergraduates to participate in basic and applied research projects, and 
research experience is encouraged for all undergraduate students. Off campus 
opportunities include National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, The Smithsonian, the National 
Zoo, private biotechnology firms, and many others. The College has special 
offerings in all of the campus-wide academic programs such as Gemstones, 
Honors, College Park Scholars, and Freshman Learning Communities. 



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Admission 

Students applying for admission should consult the University Admissions 
section for general information about admissions requirements and 
recommended courses. Students who plan to enter an undergraduate program 
in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences should include the following 
subjects in their high school program: at least two units in the biological 
sciences and physical sciences (chemistry, physics); and four units of 
mathematics - algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and calculus. Math and science 
coursework at the honors/AP/IB level is strongly encouraged. For further 
information about admissions to the College of Chemical and Life Sciences, 
contact Eden Garosi, Asst. to the Dean for Admissions, 301-314-8375. 



Advising 



Entering students are advised by professional advisors in the College's 
Student Affairs Office. When a student has selected a major or specialization 
and successfully completed the entry level courses in Chemistry, 
Mathematics, and the Biosciences, (s)he is assigned to a faculty advisor. All 
students must meet with an advisor at least once a semester. 

Students following pre-professional programs will be advised by 
knowledgeable faculty. For further information on the pre-professional 
programs offered at College Park, see chapter 7. 



Degree Requirements 



See Chapter 7 for entries under individual degree programs in Chemistry 
and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. 

Honors 

Students in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences participate in 
Gemstones, the University Honors program and College Park Scholars, and 
research-intensive departmental honors programs. 

College Park Scholars — Chemical and Life Sciences 

Director: Dr. Lee Hellman 

Assistant Director: Ms. Stacy Richardson 

1119 Cumberland Hall, 301-405-0528 

The College sponsors the College Park Scholars-Chemical and Life Sciences 
program for entering freshman who are admitted by invitation during the 
admissions process. Students meet weekly in colloquia with faculty where 
they learn more about the diverse areas of study in the life sciences. 
Scholars are also clustered in course sections which fulfill major and general 
education requirements. International travel-study course opportunities led by 
College faculty are available as a part of the program. Students create a 
community of living and learning in a specially-equipped residence hall. 

Departmental Honors 

Students may apply to participate in research-based departmental honors 
programs in the each of the departments of the College. Based on the 
student's performance in research and defense of a written thesis, the 
department may recommend candidates for the appropriate degree with 
Departmental Honors or Departmental High Honors. Successful completion of 
departmental honors will be recognized on a student's academic transcript 
and diploma. Participation in the University Honors program is not required for 
entry into a departmental honors program. See departmental listings or 
consult with an academic advisor in the College for more information. 

Joint Biomedical Research Program with the University of 
Maryland School of Medicine 

Students may apply for the joint Biomedical Science Research Program 
between the Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT), 
University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the College of Chemical and Life 
Sciences. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits of prerequisite 
courses at the University of Maryland, College Park may be considered for the 
program. Beginning in the junior year within the UM School of Medicine, 
students will develop skills in a variety of biotechnology methodologies as well 
as become familiar with the operation of analytical instruments used in clinical 
laboratories, biomedical science, and biosafety and quality assurance issues. 
Interested students should call the DRMT Admissions Office at 410-706-7664. 

For additional information on the College of Chemical and Life Sciences 
please check our website: www.life.umd.edu. 



COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL, 
AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (CMPS) 

3400 A.V. Williams, 301-405-2677 
cmpsque@deans.umd.edu (for CMPS advising questions) 
www.cmps.umd.edu/ 

Dean: Stephen Halperin 
Associate Dean: Ronald L. Lipsman 
Associate Dean: Deborah R. Bryant 

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public 
relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." Richard P. Feynman. Nationally 
recognized for our education, research, faculty and students, the College of 
Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences is a critical educational and 
scientific resource benefiting the region and the nation. 

The College offers every student a high-quality, innovative and cross- 
disciplinary educational experience. Strongly committed to making studies 
in the sciences available to all, the College actively encourages and 
supports the recruitment and retention of women and minorities. 

Our students have the opportunity of working closely with first-class faculty 
in state-of-the-art labs both on and off campus on some of the most exciting 
problems of modern science and mathematics. We have developed courses 
to reflect the evolving nature of IT subjects and the rapidly changing world of 
science and mathematics. As a new approach to undergraduate education, 
multiple tracks are offered within majors, including tracks for future teachers 
and tracks with an emphasis on computation. 

Students participate in Departmental Honors programs, Corporate Scholars, 
the Gemstone program, Quest and College Park Scholars. They apply their lab 
and classroom skills through internships at area companies. Excellent 
advising and career services are in place to help our undergraduates transition 
to graduate programs, public service or private sector commerce. Our highly 
skilled graduates pursue careers in a great many fields and professions. 

Structure of the College 

The following departments, programs and research units comprise 
the College: 

Department of Astronomy 

Department of Computer Science 

Department of Geology 

Department of Mathematics 

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 

Department of Physics 

Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling* 

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation 

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center 

Chemical Physics Program 

Physical Sciences Program 

Statistics Program 

Institute for Advanced Computer Studies 

Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology 

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (joint with 

College of Engineering) 

*See the separate listing for the program in chapter 7. 

Degree Programs 

The following Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs are offered to 
undergraduates by the departments and programs of the College: 
Astronomy, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Geology, 
Mathematics, Physics, and Physical Sciences. 

In addition, Geology sponsors one of the areas of concentration in the 
Environmental Science and Policy program. 

Minors 

www.cmps.umd.edu/undergraduate/programs.htm 

The College offers Minors in the following areas: 

Astronomy 

Surficial Geology 

Earth Material Properties 

Earth History 

Hydrology 

Meteorology 



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Atmospheric Chemistry 

Atmospheric Sciences 

Physics 

Actuarial Mathematics 

Statistics 

Minors in the College offer students in all disciplines the opportunity to 
pursue a structured program of study in a field outside their major. Each 
student who successfully completes a minor will have the accomplishment 
noted on their transcript. Consult departmental advisors and websites for 
further information. 

Honors 

Honors Programs 

Undergraduate honors are offered to students in the Physical Sciences 
Program and the departments of Astronomy, Computer Science, Geology, 
Mathematics and Physics. Specific information is provided under the 
individual program descriptions. 

College Park Scholars 

CPS in Science, Discovery & the Universe — Co-Director: John Cordes 
CPS in Earth, Life & Time— Director: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. 

The College co-sponsors two College Park Scholars programs, Science, 
Discovery & the Universe and Earth, Life & Time. These living/learning 
programs focus around the academic disciplines of the faculty, space 
sciences (in particular planetary science) and the historical natural 
sciences (in particular paleontology and evolutionary biology), respectively. 
In these two-year programs for incoming freshmen, students are brought 
together around common intellectual interests. The program seeks to 
inspire students to develop their interests and intellectual capacity by 
building a community where everyone has shared interests in scholarly 
pursuits. The Scholars program allows students to experience a small 
college environment and to work closely with faculty working at the forefront 
of their fields of expertise. 

Dean's List. Each student who has passed at least 12 hours of academic 
work in the preceding semester with an overall average grade of at least 
3.5 will be placed on the Dean's List. 

Associate Dean's Commendation. Each student who has passed at least 
12 hours of academic work in the preceding semester with an overall 
average grade between 3.0 and 3.5 will be placed on the Associate Dean's 
Commendation list. 

J. R. Dorfman Prize for Undergraduate Research. An award is presented at 
the spring Academic Festival for the best research project conducted on or 
off campus by a current College undergraduate major. 



Departmental scholarships may have different deadlines. For additional 
information visit our website. 

Recruitment 

3400 A.V. Williams 301-405-2677 
www.cmps.umd.edu/undergraduate/prospective_students.htm 

Recruitment Coordinator: William Bisese (bisese@umd.edu) 

The College's Recruitment Coordinator serves as a resource and contact 
person for prospective students interested in bachelor degrees and also 
serves as a liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 



Graduation Requirements 



1. A minimum of 120 semester hours with at least a C average is required 
of all Bachelor of Science degrees from the College. 

2. Forty-three credit hours that satisfy the general education CORE program 
requirements of the University. In some instances, courses taken to 
satisfy these requirements may also be used to satisfy major 
requirements. 

3. Major and supporting coursework as specified under each department 
or program. 

4. The final 30 semester hours must be completed at College Park. 
Occasionally, the Dean may waive this requirement for up to 16 of the 
30 credits cited. Such a waiver is considered only if the student already 
has 75 credits in residence. 

5. Students must be enrolled in the program in which they plan to graduate 
by the time they register for the last 15 hours. 

CMPS Internship and Career Services 

3400 A.V. Williams Building, 301-405-2677 
www.cmps.umd.edu/careers/index.htm 

The College provides students with an educational experience that will help 
them succeed in their chosen professions. While the classroom provides 
academic preparation, the College in co-operation with the University of 
Maryland's Career Center, assists students with career related 
considerations. For students majoring in astronomy, computer science, 
geology, mathematics, physical sciences and physics, the CMPS Career 
Connection eNewsletter is a valuable resource listing both internships and 
full-time positions, while the CMPS 497: Internship Seminar provides an 
academic component for the internship experience. Internships are an 
invaluable tool for career exploration, internships allow students to build 
relevant resumes while still in school, and internships also often develop 
into permanent jobs after graduation. 



Advising 



The College Undergraduate Education Office, 3400 A.V. Williams Building, 
301-405-2766, centrally coordinates advising and the processing and 
updating of student records. Inquiries concerning university regulations, 
transfer credit, and other general information should be addressed to this 
office. Specific departmental information is best obtained directly from the 
departments. The College has mandatory advising with the basic 
component being 30-minute in-person sessions for registration and future 
course planning. Walk-in advising is available from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 
Monday - Friday. Students may e-mail cmpsque@deans.umd.edu for 
general questions. Students may also send e-mails to individual advisors, 
or call 301-405-2677. 

Scholarships 

www.cmps.umd.edu/undergraduate/index.htm 

For currently enrolled students the College accepts merit and need-based 
award and scholarship applications on the College Scholarship Application 
Form. Students should complete one form only and submit either 
electronically or via surface mail. Applicants will be considered for all merit 
and need-based scholarships administered by the College for which they 
are eligible. Eligible students will also be contacted by email with 
information on special programs. For best consideration, College 
scholarship applications for each academic year should be submitted by 
May 10 for the school year beginning the following September. 



CMPS Corporate Scholars Program 

3400 A.V. Williams Building 
www.cmps.umd.edu/csp/index.htm 

Contact: Lawrence Liff at lliff@umd.edu. 

The Corporate Scholars Program is a combined internship and scholarship 
program that provides highly talented CMPS students with work experience 
related to their fields of study. The program is a unique endeavor by the 
College to expand and improve our student's education and build better 
relationships with local corporations. 

CMPS Undergraduate Research Experiences 

www.cmps.umd.edu/undergraduate/research.htm 

Internships are valuable. Research is fascinating. Students can experience 
scientific discovery first hand. Knowledge learned in class is used and 
applied. Students learn the scientific method in a real experimental setting, 
and see how new scientific knowledge is created. Be a part of the science 
discovery in CMPS, which places the college among the top 15 public and 
private universities nationwide. A research experience provides a first hand 
route into professional problem-solving and may lead to publication. It gives 
students personal contact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate 
students, and a real picture of graduate school. Employers and graduate 
schools look for research experience in applicants. 



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STAND Science and Technology: 
Addressing the Need for Diversity 

3400 AV Williams Building, 301-405-0127 
www.cmps.umd.edu/undergraduate/stand.htm 

Director: Joelle Davis Carter 

The College implemented the STAND program to address the longstanding 
national need to increase the number of underrepresented groups, 
including Black, Latino/a, Native American and women in the computer, 
earth, mathematical and physical sciences. STAND serves as the umbrella 
for both the College undergraduate and graduate activities of the program. 
STAND supports students by creating a sense of community, rewarding 
excellence through scholarships and fellowships, instilling the importance 
of community involvement through recruitment and outreach activities, 
building lasting relationships through mentoring, and preparing students for 
success in graduate school, professional careers and beyond. 

Current STAND program components include: CMPS SCORE (Student 
Community for Outreach, Retention and Excellence), the PRIME (Providing 
Research, Internships, and Mentoring Experiences) Scholarship Program, 
Community Services Opportunities and the SPIRAL (Summer Program in 
Research and Learning), which is a six-week summer institute targeted 
towards sophomore and junior students attending minority institutions. The 
SPIRAL program enables students to gain an understanding of professional 
opportunities in mathematics and science, engage in research with college 
scientists, and prepare for graduate school and professional life. 

Research Units 



Institute for Advanced Computer Studies 

2119 A. V. Williams Building, 301-405-6722 
www.umiacs.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: V.S. Subrahmanian 

The faculty at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies conduct 
fundamental research at the interface between computer science and other 
scientific disciplines supported by a state-of-the-art computing infrastructure. 
These interdisciplinary research programs offer opportunities for thesis 
research and classroom instruction, with a planned new focus on human- 
computer interaction, bioinformatics and computational biology. The Institute 
is internationally known in computer vision and graphics, parallel and 
distributed computing, information visualization and educational technologies, 
natural language processing and computational linguistics, software 
engineering, and multimedia and internet computing. Courses and thesis 
research guidance by Institute faculty are provided under the auspices of the 
labs, centers, and the academic departments affiliated with the Institute. 



Institute for Physical Science and Technology 

4211 Computer and Space Sciences Building, 301-405-4874 
www.ipst.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Rajarshi Roy 

The faculty members of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology 
are engaged in the study of pure and applied science problems that are at 
the boundaries between those areas served by the academic departments. 
Areas of emphasis vary but include scientific computation, statistical 
physics and chaotic dynamics, chemical physics, optical (laser) physics, 
and space and upper atmospheric physics. These interdisciplinary 
problems afford challenging opportunities for thesis research and 
classroom instruction. Courses and thesis research guidance by Institute 
faculty are provided either through the graduate program in chemical 
physics, the scientific computation and mathematical modeling program, or 
under the auspices of other departments. 

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics 

Energy Research Building, 301-405-4951 
www.ireap.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Patrick G. O'Shea 

The Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) is jointly 
administered by the College and the A. James Clark School of Engineering. 
The faculty members in IREAP study diverse scientific problems that are on 
the boundaries between physics and engineering, and teach relevant courses 
in the College and Engineering Departments. IREAP conducts experimental 
and theoretical research in nonlinear dynamics (chaos), high-temperature 
plasma physics, plasma spectroscopy, relativistic microwave electronics, 
high-brightness charged particle beams, free-electron lasers, laser-plasma 
interactions, ion beam microfabrication techniques, and microwave sintering 
of advanced materials. IREAP is recognized internationally as a leading 
university research center in these areas of research. We actively encourage 



undergraduate participation in our research program through independent 
study, special projects, and internships under faculty supervision. 

Center for Automation Research 

Center for Automation Research 

4417 A.V.Williams Building, 301-405-4526 

www.cfar.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Ramalingam Chellappa 

The Center for Automation Research is part of the Institute for Advanced 
Computer Studies. Its faculty conduct fundamental research in areas 
related to spatial data, computer graphics, image processing, and 
computer vision. This interdisciplinary research contributes to classroom 
instruction, and provides opportunities for thesis research, in these areas. 
Courses and research guidance by the Center's faculty are conducted 
under the auspices of the laboratories and academic departments affiliated 
with the Center. 



Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center 

2207 Computer and Space Science Building, 301-405-5599 
www.essic.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Antonio J. Busalacchi 

ESSIC is a joint center between the Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic 
Sciences, Geology, and Geography together with the Earth Sciences 
Directorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The goal of the Center 
is to enhance our understanding of how the atmosphere-ocean-land-biosphere 
components of the Earth interact as a coupled system. This is accomplished 
via studies of the interaction between the physical climate system (e.g., El 
Nino) and biogeochemical cycles (e.g., greenhouse gases, changes in land 
use and cover). The major research thrusts of the Center are studies of 
Climate Variability and Change, Atmospheric Composition and Processes, 
and the Global Carbon Cycle (including Terrestrial and Marine 
Ecosystems/Land Use/Cover Change). The manner in which this research is 
accomplished is via analyses of in situ and remotely sensed observations 
together with component and coupled ocean-atmosphere-land models. 
Together this provides a foundation for understanding and forecasting 
changes in the global environment and assessing regional implications. Data 
assimilation and regional downscaling provide the means by which the 
observations and models are linked to study the interactions between the 
physical climate system and biogeochemical cycles from global to regional 
scales. Courses and research guidance by Center faculty are provided 
through the Departments of Geography, Geology and Atmospheric and 
Oceanic Sciences, or under the auspices of College interdisciplinary listings. 

Center for Scientific Computation and 
Mathematical Modeling 

3301 A. V. Williams Building, 301-405-1714 
www.cscamm.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Eitan Tadmor 

The ability to compute at tremendous speeds with gigantic data sets is 
enabling advances in nearly every discipline. Scientific computation plays a 
leading role in the study of protein folding, climate evolution, weather 
prediction, star formation, plasma turbulence, quark-gluon interactions and 
high-temperature superconductivity. At the Center for Scientific 
Computation and Mathematical Modeling, graduate students and faculty 
are working together to develop and to understand fundamental 
computational techniques, algorithms and analytical tools, and to apply this 
understanding to outstanding scientific problems in a variety of fields. 
Undergraduate research opportunities exist for students who are interested 
in learning how to use computers to understand how the world works. 

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center 

2120 Physics Building, 301-405-8349 
mrsec.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Ellen Williams 

Part of a national network of NSF-funded Materials Research Centers, 
faculty activities in MRSEC's mandate include materials research, industrial 
collaborations and educational outreach. Faculty research focuses on 
polarization dynamics in ferroelectric thin films, surface nanostructures- 
from fluctuations to driven systems and metal oxides with high spin 
polarization. MRSEC actively encourages undergraduate participation in 
their research program through participation in independent study, special 
projects and internships under faculty supervision and pays special 
attention to encouraging women and minorities to enter science. 



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Center for Superconductivity Research 

Physics Building, 301-405-6129 
www.csr.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Director: Richard L. Greene 

The Center for Superconductivity Research (CSR) conducts interdisciplinary 
research in the fields of superconductivity, magnetism, ferroelectricity, the 
synthesis and characterization of advanced materials, the development of 
scanning-probe microscopes, and quantum computing. Their work impacts 
technology areas such as communications, digital and analog electronics, 
medical instrumentation, and computers. The CSR consists of 
approximately 12 scientists who are also teaching faculty members in the 
Departments of Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials 
science, as well as another 18 scientists and engineers who are visitors, 
post-docs, or staff members. Approximately 30 graduate students are 
working on their research dissertation projects with members of the CSR 
faculty. The CSR is dedicated to supporting undergraduate research, with 
more than 20 undergraduates doing research projects each year. 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (EDUC) 

Benjamin Building 

Office of Student Services: 301-405-2344 
E-mail: educ-umd@umail.umd.edu 
www.education. umd.edu 

Dean: Edna Szymanski 

The College of Education is a professional college committed to advancing 
the science and art of teaching/learning, including the practices and 
processes which occur from infancy through adulthood in both school and 
non-school settings. The College's mission is to provide preparation for 
current and future teachers, counselors, administrators, educational 
specialists, and other related educational personnel, and to create and 
disseminate the knowledge needed by professionals and policy makers in 
education and related fields. 

The College is organized into six departments, three of which offer 
undergraduate majors in teacher education: the Department of Curriculum 
and Instruction, which offers elementary and secondary education 
programs; the Department of Human Development and Institute for Child 
Study, which offers an early childhood program; and the Department of 
Special Education. Enrollment in the professional teacher education 
programs in the three departments is limited to those who meet the 
selective admission requirements specified below. 

Only students who have been fully admitted to the teacher education 
programs are permitted to enroll in the professional education course 
sequences. Students with other majors who have an interest in the area of 
education may wish to enroll in a variety of other courses offered by the 
College that deal with schooling, human development, teaching/learning 
styles, and interaction processes. Students with majors in the Arts and 
Sciences who have an interest in teaching may wish to consider one of the 
multiple options for secondary education listed below. 

In carrying out its mission, the College is committed to a society which is 
open to and supportive of the educational aspirations of the widest 
population of learners, and to continuous research and evaluation in 
relation to teaching and learning in a multicultural, high-tech world. At 
times, students may be invited to participate actively with graduate 
students and faculty members in research undertakings and evaluation 
processes. Students make use of Educational Technology Services, the 
micro-teaching laboratory, and professional development in school settings. 

In addition to the CORE or USP program requirements, education majors 
have the opportunity to complete classes in the arts, sciences and/or 
humanities. In the teacher education courses, students develop 
professional skills through active experiences in the college classroom and 
participate in exploring, learning and practicing with children and teachers 
in classrooms in the community. 

Secondary Education Program Options 

The College of Education has multiple pathways for students who are 
interested in teaching at the secondary level. 

The Dual Major option, which is designed for incoming freshmen or 
sophomores, leads to the Bachelor's degree with a major in an academic 
content area plus a second major in secondary education. All secondary 
majors are required to have an academic content major which satisfies the 
requirements of the academic department and meets the standards for 



teacher certification. Candidates who follow the proposed sequencing of 
courses can complete both majors in four years with careful advisement 
and scheduling. 

The Minor in Secondary Education provides opportunities for 
undergraduate subject area majors to enroll in a sequence of education 
courses that helps them to determine if teaching is a viable career option 
for them. The 15-18 credit minor may be taken prior to admission into a 
teacher preparation program. If an undergraduate student pursuing or 
completing the minor desires to enter an education track, the candidate 
must apply for the dual major program to obtain certification as a 
secondary education classroom teacher through completion of a Maryland 
State Department of Education approved program option. Some of the 
courses students take to complete the Minor in Secondary Education may 
also be applicable in certification options at the graduate level offered 
through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. These students 
should consult with an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and 
Instruction to identify the most appropriate option leading to teacher 
certification and to review the specific admission requirements associated 
with these programs. 

The Certificate Program requires completion of an academic major, including 
coursework specific to meet certification standards in the certificate area, 
and a bachelor's degree in an approved academic content area, plus the 
completion of a certificate program in secondary education to meet 
requirements in UM's approved program for MSDE certification. Selected 
coursework from the Minor in Secondary Education may be taken prior to 
admission to the Certificate Program option. 

The Five-Year Integrated Master's with Certification Program 

(requirements are under review), which is intended for content majors 
entering the junior or senior year, is for talented students with a minimum 
GPA of 3.0 who seek to combine undergraduate studies in the content area 
and professional education as a foundation for a focused professional year 
at the graduate level leading to secondary-level certification in the subject 
field and the Master's of Education degree. As undergraduates, admitted 
students complete their baccalaureate degrees with a major in the relevant 
content area and a minimum of 12 credits in professional education 
studies related to teacher certification requirements. In their fifth year, they 
enroll in a full-year internship and complete graduate-level professional 
studies that make them eligible for teacher certification and the master's 
of education degree. 

Detailed information about these secondary education program options is 
available at the College of Education Website, www.education.umd.edu/ 
studentinfo. 

Admission to Teacher Education Professional 
Course Work 

Applicants to the University of Maryland who have declared an interest in 
education are admitted to a department in the College. All majors must 
meet the selective admission requirements for full admission into the 
College of Education in order to enroll in course work in the professional 
teacher education degree program. 

For full admission into a teacher education major, a student must (1) 
complete the English and math lower-level fundamental studies (six credits) 
with a grade of C or better; (2) earn 45 semester hours with an overall 
cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; (3) submit a 
personal goal statement that indicates an appropriate commitment to 
professional education; (4) have prior experiences in the education field; (5) 
submit three letters of recommendation/reference; (6) submit a signed copy 
of the College of Education Technical Standards Acknowledgement Form, and 
(7) have passing scores on the Praxis I. Admission application forms are 
available in Room 1204 of the Benjamin Building. Only those who are 
admitted are able to enroll in the professional education sequence. An overall 
grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained after admission to Teacher 
Education to continue in the professional education programs. A Teacher 
Education Appeals Board reviews appeals from students who do not meet the 
admissions, advancement, or retention criteria. Consult the Student Services 
Office (Room 1204, Benjamin) for policies and procedures regarding appeals. 

Criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program apply to any 
teacher preparation program offered by the University of Maryland. Thus, 
students desiring a major in music or physical education should apply to 
the College of Education for admission to the professional program in 
Teacher Education. Students who are not enrolled in the College of 
Education but who, through an established cooperative program with 
another college, are preparing to teach must meet all admission, scholastic 
and curricular requirements of the College of Education. The professional 
education courses are restricted to degree-seeking majors who have met 
College of Education requirements for admission and retention. 



68 College of Education 



Gateway Requirements for Early Childhood 
and Elementary Education Programs 

The Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs are Limited 
Enrollment Programs, which admit students on a space-available basis. In 
addition to the requirements for admission to teacher education that are 
listed above, early childhood and elementary education majors must meet 
the following gateway requirements: 

(l)completion of a four-credit CORE laboratory physical science, a four- 
credit CORE laboratory biological science, Elements of Numbers and 
Operations (MATH 212), and Elements of Geometry and Measurement 
(MATH 213) with a minimum cumulative GPA in these four courses of 
2.7 

(2)completion of Introduction to Teaching (EDCI 280) or Exploring Teaching 
in Early Childhood (EDHD220) with a grade of B or better 

(3)passing scores on the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments (Students 
will be required to meet the individual cut-off scores for each of the 
three Praxis I assessments. A composite score will not be accepted for 
admission.) 

Students admitted to the University as freshmen may be directly admitted 
to the Early Childhood or Elementary Education programs through the end 
of the schedule adjustment period, second semester, freshman year. It is 
anticipated that no more than 50% of the available places in each program 
will come from these groups. In the event that the number of qualified 
applicants exceeds the available program slots, the students with the most 
competitive records from high school will gain direct admission to the 
College of Education. Students who are admitted to campus, but not 
directly admitted to Education, will be advised in the Division of Letters and 
Sciences. 

At the time of admission, each student directly admitted into the College of 
Education will enter into a contract that states the requirements for 
maintaining enrollment, including the time or credit level by which the 
gateway requirements must be completed. 

All other prospective early childhood and elementary education majors may 
apply for admission during the Spring of the year in which they complete 60 
credits including the coursework and gateway admission criteria listed 
above. Students with advanced credit (60 or more hours) may apply for 
admission when they meet the gateway requirements. Applications will be 
reviewed in the Spring, and students who have completed the gateway 
requirements will be admitted competitively based on GPA, on a space- 
available basis. The minimum admission GPA for internal and external 
transfers will be 3.0 for Elementary Education and 2.75 for Early Childhood. 
Students with the required gateway courses and lower grade point averages 
will be considered as space is available. 

Students may be granted admission to the early childhood or elementary 
education limited enrollment programs only once. Therefore, once a 
student has been admitted to the limited enrollment program, if the 
student is later dismissed for failure to complete the gateway requirements 
in a timely manner, the student may not reapply to the program. 

Detailed information regarding admission to the Teacher Education 
program, including the gateway requirements for Early Childhood or 
Elementary Education, is available in the Student Services Office, Room 
1204 Benjamin (301-405-2344). 

College of Education Technical Standards 

All candidates in the UM professional preparation programs are expected to 
demonstrate that they are prepared to work with children and youth in 
educational settings. This preparation results from the combination of 
successful completion of university coursework and field/internship 
experiences and the demonstration of important human characteristics and 
dispositions that all educators should possess. These characteristics and 
dispositions, the College of Education Technical Standards, are grouped into 
four categories: Communication/Interpersonal Skills, Emotional and Physical 
Abilities, Cognitive Dispositions, and Personal and Professional Requirements. 

Technical standards serve several important functions, including, but not 
limited to: (a) providing information to those considering preK-12 and 
community professional careers that will help such students in their career 
decision-making; (b) advising applicants of non-academic criteria 
considered in admissions decisions made by the University's preK-12 and 
community professional preparation programs; (c) serving as the basis for 
feedback provided to students in these programs regarding their progress 



toward mastery of all program objectives; and (d) serving as the basis for 
the final assessment of attainment of graduation requirements and 
recommendation for certification. 

Candidates in the undergraduate teacher preparation programs will be 
required to submit a College of Education Technical Standards 
Acknowledgement Form as part of the College's selective admissions 
review in the sophomore or junior year. Self-assessments of candidates 
and faculty evaluations of students on the technical standards also will 
occur during each field/internship experience. Students will be monitored 
and given feedback throughout the program. At specified points, students 
will be notified of inadequacies that may prevent them from progressing 
through their program. Documentation and consensus regarding the 
student's functioning will be sought before any action is taken. Candidates 
who experience deficiencies in any areas will be encouraged to seek 
appropriate professional help from university or other sources. If the 
problem seems to be beyond remediation, continuation in professional 
programs, graduation or recommendation for certification may be denied. 

Technical standards may be met with, or without, accommodations. The 
University complies with the requirements of Section 504 of the 
Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 
Therefore, the College of Education will endeavor to make reasonable 
accommodations with respect to its technical standards for an applicant 
with a disability who is otherwise qualified. For detailed information on the 
College of Education Technical Standards, see www.education.umd.edu/ 
teacher_education/downloads/technicalStandrdsPolicy.doc 

Yearlong Internship (Student Teaching) 

The yearlong internship, which is the culminating experience in the teacher 
preparation program, takes place in a collaborating school (i.e., partner school, 
PDS - Professional Development School). The yearlong internship consists of 
one semester of methods and one semester of student teaching. Each teacher 
candidate's internship will vary according to the unique attributes of their 
teacher education program. All internships will provide teacher candidates with 
the opportunity to integrate theory and practice through a comprehensive, 
reality-based experience. The yearlong internship is arranged through the 
College of Education in collaboration with the school site coordinators (i.e., PDS 
Coordinators) and the designated schools in the partnership. 

The yearlong internship is a full-time commitment. Interference with this 
responsibility because of employment or course work is strongly 
discouraged. Teacher candidates assigned to schools for this internship 
are responsible for their own transportation and living arrangements and 
should be prepared to travel to whichever school has been assigned. 
Student teaching requires a special fee. Please refer to the Schedule of 
Classes under Financial Information: Fees. 

In order to receive a yearlong internship placement, all teacher candidates 
must make application the semester prior to the beginning of the methods 
portion of the internship year. Prospective student teachers must have 
been admitted to Teacher Education and have completed all prerequisites. 
Prior to assignment, all students in teacher preparation programs must 
have: (1) maintained an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 with a 
minimum grade of "C" in every course required for the major; (2) 
satisfactorily completed all other required course work in their program; (3) 
received a favorable recommendation from their department; (4) attained 
qualifying scores for the State of Maryland on the Praxis I and Praxis II 
assessments; (5) applied for a year-long internship placement through the 
College of Education during the semester prior to the internship year; (6) 
received favorable ratings from prior supervised experiences in school 
settings; (7) received favorable evaluations on the College of Education 
Technical Standards; and submitted a criminal history disclosure 
statement. In addition, state law gives the local school to which the 
student teacher is assigned the discretion to require a criminal background 
check prior to placement. Early Childhood Education students must have a 
certificate indicating freedom from tuberculosis and proof of immunization. 

College of Education Repeat Policy 

All registrations in the student teaching portion of the year long internship, 
regardless of whether a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence, will 
be counted as an attempt under the campus repeat policy. Only two 
registrations will be allowed. After two registrations, further attempts at 
student teaching must be approved by the department and the school- 
system professionals involved in the teacher candidate's internship 
experience. This policy applies only to students in the College of Education 
during the student teaching portion of the year-long internship. 



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Graduation Requirements 



The College of Education confers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) depending on the amount of liberal arts study 
included in a particular degree program. Minimum requirements for 
graduation are 120 semester hours. Specific departmental program 
requirements for more than the minimum must be fulfilled. 

In addition to the university's general education requirements (CORE) 
and the specific requirements for each curriculum, the College requires that 
all majors complete a Foundation of Education course (e.g., EDPL 301) 
and, depending upon the teacher education major, six to twelve semester 
hours of reading course requirements. A grade of C or better is required in 
all pre-professional and professional course work required for the major. An 
overall grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained after admission to 
Teacher Education. A grade of S is required in the student teaching portion 
of the yearlong internship. All teacher candidates are required to obtain 
satisfactory evaluations on the College of Education Technical standards 
and attain qualifying scores for the State of Maryland on the Praxis I and 
Praxis II assessments. Detailed information about the Praxis assessments 
is available in the Student Services Office, Room 1204 Benjamin. 

Exceptions to curricular requirements and rules of the College of Education 
must be recommended by the student's advisor and department 
chairperson and approved by the Dean. 

Accreditation and Certification 

All bachelor's-degree teacher preparation programs are accredited by the 
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and have been 
approved by the Division of Certification and Accreditation of the Maryland 
State Department of Education. Accreditation provides for reciprocal 
certification with other states that recognize national accreditation. 

The Maryland State Department of Education issues certificates to teach in 
the public schools of the state. In addition to graduation from an approved 
program, the Maryland State Department of Education requires satisfactory 
scores on the Praxis I and II exams for certification. At the time of 
graduation, the College informs the Maryland State Department of 
Education of the graduate's eligibility for certification. Under Maryland law, 
criminal background checks may be required and considered by the State 
Department of Education in the awarding of teaching certification, and by 
employers before granting employment in the teaching field. Certification 
may be denied or revoked for individuals who have been convicted of 
crimes of violence and/or child abuse. 

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires completion of 
additional courses in reading. Students in secondary, pre-K-12 (Art, Music 
and Physical Education), and secondary special education must complete a 
six credit sequence. Students in early childhood, elementary and early grades 
special education must complete a twelve credit sequence. Check with your 
department advisor for information on meeting these requirements. 

College of Education Title II 
Institutional Data on Teacher Preparation 

The College of Education pass rates for the Title II reporting period for the 
2003-2004 academic year indicated that we exceeded or met the 
statewide pass rate in all categories. When the data were summarized, the 
College had a 99% pass rate; the statewide average was 96%. (Institutional 
pass rates: Basic Skills - 99%; Professional Knowledge - 99%; Academic 
Content Areas - 99%; Special Populations - 100%) Data tables reporting 
single-assessment institutional pass rates, aggregate institutional pass 
rates, and summary pass rates are available through the College website, 
www.education/umd.edu. Information on the number of students enrolled 
and the student teaching experiences is highlighted below: 

• Total number of students enrolled during 2003-2004: 1560 

• Total number of students in programs of supervised student teaching 
during academic year 2003-2004: 409 

• Total number of supervising faculty for the teacher preparation program 
during 2003-2004: 45 

• The student teacher/faculty ratio. 9 students per faculty member 

• The average number of hours per week required of student participation 
was 40 hours. The total number of weeks of supervised student teaching 
required is 16 weeks. The total number of hours is 640 hours. 



• The teacher preparation program is currently approved by the state. 

• The teacher preparation program is not currently designated as "low- 
performing" by the state as defined by section 208(a) of the HEA of 
1998. 

Special Resources and Opportunities 

The College of Education offers many special resources and facilities to 
students, faculty, and the community: 

Center for Accelerating Student Learning 

Center for Children, Relationships and Culture 

Center for Educational Policy and Leadership 

Center for Human Services Development 

Center for the Study of Assessment Validity and Evaluation 

Center for Young Children 

Connections Beyond Sight and Sound 

Educational Policy Reform Research Institute 

Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth 

International Center for Transcultural Education 

K-16 Partnership Development Center 

Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success (MARCES) 

Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education 

Maryland Literacy Research Center 

Mathematics and Science Teaching Centers 

Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching & Learning 

National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice 

National Reading Research Center 

College of Education Honors Program 

Undergraduate teacher education majors meeting certain scholastic 
requirements may participate in the College of Education Honors Program. 
The objective of this program is to examine the field of education at levels 
of depth and breadth that go beyond that provided by any one teacher 
preparation sequence. 

The program consists of there components: group, cross-disciplinary, and 
individual study. The Honors Program represents an excellent springboard for 
students with aspirations to on to graduate school. For further information 
contact Dr. Christy Corbin (1117H, Benjamin Building, 301-405-7793). 

College Park Scholars — Advocates for Children 

College Park Scholars is an innovative two-year living/learning program for 
academically talented students. Admission is by invitation. Students attend 
weekly, faculty-led colloquia, which engage students in discussion and 
debate with prominent experts in the field. 

The College Park Scholars Advocates for Children Program involves students 
in advocacy efforts targeting a broad range of social, educational, policy and 
justice issues affecting diverse children, families and communities. The 
Advocates program is structured so that students become informed in areas 
of personal interest that relate to children, families and communities. They 
then learn to translate their knowledge into advocacy for social justice and 
change. Advocacy involvement includes political lobbying, grassroots 
organizing and service activities in schools and communities. 

For more information on the College Park Scholars: Advocates for Children 
Program, visit 1125 Cumberland Hall or phone 301-314-2777. 

The Student Services Office 

1204 Benjamin Building, 301-405-2344 

The Student Services Office provides academic advising for education 
students regarding admission, orientation, registration, graduation, and 
certification. At other times, students who have been admitted to the 
College of Education receive academic advising through their departments. 
Students are required to complete an academic audit in the Office of 
Student Services upon admission to the professional teacher education 
degree program. Information about the Praxis assessments and the College 
of Education Scholarships is also available in Student Services. 



70 A. James Clark School of Engineering 



University Credentials Service, Career Center 

3100 Hornbake Library, 301-314-7225 
www.CareerCenter.umd.edu 

All seniors graduating in the College of Education are encouraged to 
complete a credentials file with the Career Center. Credentials consist of 
student teaching evaluations and recommendations from academic and 
professional sources. An initial registration fee is required and enables the 
Career Center to send a student's credentials to interested educational 
employers, as indicated by the student. Students may also file credentials 
if completing teacher certification requirements or advanced degrees and if 
interested in teaching, administrative or research positions in education. 

Other services available through TERP (The Employment Registration 
Program) Online include job listings in public and private schools and 
institutions of higher learning, on-campus interviews with in-state and out 
of-state school systems, and resume referral to employers interested in 
hiring education majors. Information and applications from school systems 
throughout the country, job search publications, and various employment 
directories are available in the Career Center. 



Educational Technology Services 

0234 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3611 

Educational Technology Services helps the College advance the effective 
use of technology in support of student learning. The Center provides a 
range of technology and media resources and services to faculty and 
students. The Center also offers professional development courses, 
technology planning, consulting assistance, and other outreach services to 
educators and policy makers throughout the state and region. A number of 
research, development, and demonstration activities in educational 
technology are also conducted through the Center's grants and contracts 
with federal, state, and private funding sources. 

Center for Mathematics Education 

2226 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3115 

The Center for Mathematics Education provides a mathematics laboratory 
for undergraduate and graduate students. Occasionally there are tutoring 
services for children and adolescents. These services are offered in 
conjunction with specific graduate and undergraduate courses in 
elementary and secondary school mathematics. Center faculty are engaged 
in research in mathematics education, serve as consultants to school 
systems and instructional publishers, and provide in-service teacher 
education in addition to graduate degree programs. 

Center for Young Children (CYC) 

Center for Young Children Building, 301-405-3168 

The Center for Young Children is part of the Institute for Child 
Study/Department of Human Development in the College of Education. It 
offers a creative learning experience for children three, four, and five years 
old whose parents are affiliated with the University. The Center engages in 
child study, curriculum development, and teacher training. Its research and 
observation facilities are available to parents, faculty, and other persons 
concerned with the care and education of young children. 

Science Teaching Center 

2226 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3161 

The Science Teaching Center offers undergraduate and graduate courses 
and programs in science teaching and in science education research. 
Center faculty conduct research in science learning and instruction, at 
levels from elementary school to college, as well as contribute to local, 
state, and national science education reform efforts. 

Student and Professional Organizations 

The College sponsors chapters of Phi Delta Kappa; the Teacher Education 
Association of Maryland Students (TEAMS), a state/national education 
association; the Student Assembly, a student governance organization; and 
Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education. The Mary McLeod Bethune 
Society is a pre-professional organization concerned with minority issues and 
education. A Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children is open to 
undergraduate and graduate students in Special Education. The Plan of 
Organization for the College of Education calls for undergraduate student 
representation on both the College of Education Assembly and College 
Senate. These organizations assume a critical role in policy development for 
the College of Education. The Assembly meets at least once a year during the 



fall semester for its annual meeting. Senate meetings typically occur once a 
month during the fall and spring semesters. Six full-time undergraduate 
students are elected at-large as voting members of the Assembly. At least 
one representative from each of the departments with undergraduates serves 
on the Assembly. Of the six Assembly members, one is elected to serve as a 
delegate to the College of Education Senate. Students interested in receiving 
further information about the College Assembly or Senate should contact the 
Office of Student Services, Room 1204 Benjamin. 

In several departments there are informal organizations of students. 
Students should contact the individual departments or, in the case of 
College-wide groups, the Student Services office, for additional information 
regarding these organizations. 



A. JAMES CLARK SCHOOL OF 
ENGINEERING (ENGR) 

1137 Glenn L. Martin Hall (formerly Engineering Classroom Building), 
www.engr.umd.edu 

Professor and Dean: Nariman Farvardin 

Associate Dean: Gary A. Pertmer 

Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support: 301-405-3855 

Co-op and Career Services: 301-405-3863 

Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering: 301-405-3878 

Women in Engineering: 301-405-3931 

International Programs: 301-405-3857 

The mission of the Clark School of Engineering at the University of 
Maryland is to provide quality engineering education, to conduct strong 
research programs, to foster a close partnership with industry and 
government, and to provide related service to the campus community and 
the community at large. A major focus of the School's activities is to 
provide a quality engineering education with sufficient scope to include the 
basic and specialized engineering training necessary to the current and 
emerging needs of society. The School has related responsibility to 
contribute to the advancement of knowledge by conducting research at the 
cutting edge of science and technology. Since science and technology are 
rapidly advancing, the School also has a professional responsibility to 
provide continuing education programs so the practicing engineer can 
remain effective. The School faculty and administration also sees as part of 
its mission, an obligation to serve the needs of the campus community and 
the community at large in the spirit of collegial cooperation. 

Engineers also occupy an intermediary position between scientists and the 
public because, in addition to understanding scientific principles, they are 
concerned with the timing, economics, and values that define the use and 
application of those principles. With this in mind the School fosters a close 
partnership with industry and government, and also reaches out to both the 
campus community and the community at large with its services. 

Direct Admissions Requirements 

1. Admission to the Clark School of Engineering is limited. Applicants are 
reviewed and will be admitted directly on a competitive basis. 
Evaluation is based on high school grades, standardized test scores, 
activities, leadership and demonstrations of potential to succeed. An 
applicant may select any of the majors offered within the School. An 

applicant also has the option of entering as an Undecided 
Engineering major and will typically choose a degree program in 
the first year. 

2. National Merit and National Achievement Finalists and Semifinalists, 
Maryland Distinguished Scholar Finalists, and Banneker/Key 
Scholars are admitted directly to the School. 

45-Credit Review 

Directly admitted freshmen will be subject to an academic review at the end 
of the semester in which they attain 45 University of Maryland credits. In 
order to successfully complete the review, students must have an overall 
GPA of 2.0 and have completed ENES 100 and the following sequence of 
Gateway requirements: MATH 141, PHYS 161, and CHEM 113 or CHEM 
135 with a grade of C or better. 

Only one repeat of a single course to the set of Gateway courses, either at the 
University of Maryland or at any other university or college, will be considered 
to meet the review requirements. A course in which a grade of "W" (withdrawn) 
is earned is counted as an attempt. Students who fail to meet these 
requirements by the semester in which they attain 45 University of Maryland 
credits may be dismissed from the Clark School and may not reapply. 



A. James Clark School of Engineering 71 



Transfer Admission 

Direct Admissions Requirements 

Internal and External Transfer students will be directly admitted to the Clark 
School if they meet the Gateway requirements, MATH 141, PHYS 161, and 
CHEM 113 or CHEM 135 with a grade of C or better, have completed 
Fundamental Studies English, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, 
and who have not previously been admitted to the Clark School of 
Engineering. Only one repeat of a single course to the set of Gateway 
courses, either at the University of Maryland or at any other university or 
college, will be considered to meet the review requirements. A course in which 
a grade of "W" (withdrawn) is earned is counted as an attempt. Students may 
apply on or before the semester in which they attain 45 earned credits. 

Internal and External Transfer students who do not meet the Direct 
Admissions Requirements but have completed the Gateway requirements 
may apply and be considered for admission on a competitive basis. 

Appeal Process 

All students may appeal. Students directly admitted as freshmen who are 
dismissed because of failure to meet Gateways or to be in good academic 
standing at 45 credits may appeal directly to the Associate Dean for 
Education in the Clark School. All other students who are denied admission 
may appeal to the Office of Admissions of the University. 

Special Note 

Students with a previous B.A. or B.S. degree will be admitted to the Clark 
School of Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a completion of 
MATH 140, MATH 141, CHEM 113 or CHEM 135, and PHYS 161 with a 
grade of C or higher in each. 



Graduation Requirements 



Structure of Engineering Curricula: Courses in the normal curriculum or 
program and prescribed credit hours leading to the degree of Bachelor of 
Science (with curriculum designation) are outlined in the sections 
describing each department in the Clark School of Engineering. No student 
may modify the prescribed number of hours without special permission 
from the Dean of the School. The courses in each curriculum may be 
classified in the following categories: 

1. Courses in the CORE Liberal Arts and Science Studies Program. 

2. Courses in the physical sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics. 

3. Related technical courses, engineering sciences and other courses 
approved for one curriculum but offered by another department. 

4. Courses in the major department. A student should obtain written 
approval for any substitution of courses from the department chair and 
the Dean of the School. The courses in each engineering curriculum, 
as classified below, form a sequential and developmental pattern in 
subject matter. In this respect, curricula in engineering may differ from 
curricula in other colleges. Some regulations which are generally 
applicable to all students may need clarification for purposes of orderly 
administration among engineering students (see the Academic 
Regulations in chapter 4). Moreover, the Clark School of Engineering 
establishes policies which supplement university regulations. 

School Regulations 

1. The responsibility for proper registration and for satisfying stated 
prerequisites for any course must rest with the student as does the 
responsibility for proper achievement in courses in which the student 
is enrolled. Each student should be familiar with the provisions of 
this catalog, including the Academic Regulations. 

2. Required courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry have 
highest priority. It is strongly recommended that every engineering 
student register for mathematics and chemistry or mathematics and 
physics each semester until the student has fully satisfied 
requirements of the Clark School of Engineering in these subjects. 

3. To be eligible for a bachelor's degree in the Clark School of 
Engineering, a student must have an overall average of at least a C 
(2.0) and a grade of C or better in all engineering courses (courses 
with an EN prefix). Responsibility for knowing and meeting all 
graduation requirements in any curriculum rests with the student. 

4. In addition to the requirement for a C or better in all EN courses, all 
students who begin college-level work, either at the University of 
Maryland or any other institution in the Spring 2005 semester or 
later, must receive a grade of C or higher in all technical courses (e.g. 
mathematics, physics, etc) used to satisfy major requirements. 



5. All students are required to complete a number of general education 
courses and must follow the university's requirements regarding 
completion of the general education (CORE) Program. Consult the 
Academic Regulations section of this catalog for additional information. 
Engineering students who began college-level work (either at the 
University of Maryland or at other institutions) during the Fall 1989 
semester or later are required to complete a junior- level technical 
writing course regardless of their performance in freshman English 
classes. This represents a School policy, not a University-wide policy. 

6. All degree programs in the Clark School of Engineering require a 
minimum of 120 credits plus satisfaction of all department, School, 
and University general education (CORE) program requirements. 
Students should be aware that for all currently existing engineering 
programs the total number of credits necessary for the degree 
exceeds 120 by some number that depends on the specific major. 

Curricula for the various engineering departments are given in this catalog 
to illustrate how the programs can be completed in four years. These 
curricula are rigorous and relatively difficult. Surveys have shown that only 
about one-third to one-half of the students actually receive an engineering 
degree in four years. The majority of students (whether at Maryland or at 
other engineering schools nationwide) complete the engineering program in 
four and one-half to five years. It is quite feasible for a student to stretch 
out any curriculum; this may be necessary or desirable for a variety of 
reasons. However, students should seek competent advising in order to 
ensure that courses are taken in the proper sequence. 

All students are urged to request a senior audit form in the Clark School 
of Engineering, Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support at 
least two semesters before graduation to review their academic progress 
and discuss final graduation requirements. 



Advising 



Advising is mandatory for all students in the Clark School. Advising is 
provided by the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic support, 
located in Room 1124 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3855, and is 
available by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m. Walk-in advising is also available at some times during the week. 
Appointments for other hours can be made with a special request. When a 
student is starting his or her lower level major courses, typically in the first 
semester of the second year, advising is done primarily in the student's 
department. Refer to the individual program for additional information 

Departments and Degrees 

The Clark School of Engineering offers the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
the following fields of study: Aerospace Engineering, Biological Resources 
Engineering (see also College of Agriculture and Natural Resources), 
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical 
Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Materials Science and 
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Engineering (Engineering Option 
and Applied Science Option). Except for the Applied Science Option of the 
B.S. Engineering degree, all of the above programs are accredited by the 
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology. 

The Freshman-Sophomore Years 

The freshman and sophomore years in engineering are designed to lay a 
strong foundation in mathematics, physical sciences, and the engineering 
sciences upon which the student will later develop a professional program 
during the upper division (junior and senior) years. During the first two years, 
students are introduced to the concepts of engineering design and work in 
multidisciplinary teams. The School course requirements for the freshman 
and sophomore years are similar for all students, regardless of their 
intended academic program, thus affording the student maximum flexibility 
in choosing a specific engineering specialization. 



Engineering Sciences 



Engineering Science courses represent a common core of basic material 
offered to students of several different departments. All freshman and 
sophomore students of engineering are required to take ENES 100. Other 
ENES courses, 102, 220, 221, and 230, are specified by the different 
departments or taken by the student as electives. The responsibility for 
teaching the engineering science courses is divided among the engineering 
departments. In addition to the core courses noted above, several courses 
of general interest to engineering or non-engineering students have been 
given ENES designations. See the List of Approved Courses in chapter 8 for 
further descriptions of these courses. 



72 A. James Clark School of Engineering 



Freshman Curriculum 

See individual department requirements in chapter 7. Entering freshman 
math placement is determined by performance on the University math 
placement exam. Placement in MATH 115 or lower will delay by a semester 
eligibility to take certain engineering courses. 

Sophomore Year 

No later than the sophomore year, a student should select an academic 
degree program (Aerospace, Biological Resources, Chemical, Civil, 
Computer, Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, or Materials Science and 
Engineering) and this department assumes the responsibility for the 
student's academic guidance, counseling, and program planning from that 
point until the completion of the degree requirements of that program as 
well as the School. For the specific requirements, see the curriculum listing 
in each engineering department. 

Dual Degree Program 

The Dual Degree Program is a cooperative arrangement between the Clark 
School of Engineering and selected liberal arts colleges which allows 
students to earn undergraduate degrees from both institutions in 
approximately five years. A student in the Dual Degree Program will attend 
the liberal arts college for approximately three academic years (minimum 
90 semester hours) and the Clark School of Engineering at the University of 
Maryland for approximately two academic years (minimum hours required 
determined individually approximately 60 semester hours). 

Dual degree candidates may participate in any of the baccalaureate 
programs in the Clark School of Engineering. 

At the present time the participating institutions in Maryland and the 
District of Columbia are American University, Bowie State University, 
Columbia Union College, Coppin State College, Frostburg State University, 
Morgan State University, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, St. Mary's 
College of Maryland, Salisbury State University, Towson State University, 
Western Maryland College, Trinity College, and Washington College. Also 
participating in the program are Kentucky State University, King College in 
Tennessee, Shippensburg State University in Pennsylvania, and Xavier 
University in Louisiana. 

Engineering Abroad 

Preparation for practicing engineering in the global marketplace is increasingly 
important for new engineers and also for engineers to advance in their career. 
The Clark School offers opportunities for students to study abroad and/or intern 
abroad at locations in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia 
during their college career. Students may elect to study abroad for one or two 
semesters and to intern aboard for eight weeks or more. Research experiences 
abroad are also available. Some study/internship abroad programs require 
fluency in the native language, while other programs offer opportunities in 
English. Faculty advisors and the study abroad advisor will help students select 
an appropriate program and course work. 

For further information on study and/or internship abroad programs, students 
should contact the director of undergraduate recruitment and special programs 
in the Clark School at 301-405-3857 or visit our web site at 
www.eng.umd.edu/international. 



Citation in Project Management Preparing to practice engineering 
with a basic understanding of project management is increasingly more 
important for new engineers in order to be prepared to contribute immediately 
and to advance in their careers. In addition to a strong engineering 
background, there is a need for engineers to understand the fundamentals of 
managing projects. The citation requires four courses (12 credits). Students 
who fulfill Citation requirements receive a certificate and a notation on the 
student's transcript. The Citation is in the process of being converted to a 
minor. 

Engineering Transfer Programs 

Most of the community colleges in Maryland provide one- or two-year 
programs which have been coordinated to prepare students to enter the 
sophomore or junior year in engineering at the University of Maryland. 
These curricula are identified as Engineering Transfer Programs in the 
catalogs of the sponsoring institutions. The various associate degree 
programs in technology do not provide the preparation and transferability 
into the degree curricula as the designated transfer programs. A maximum 
of one-half of the degree credits (approximately 60 semester hours) may be 
transferred from a two-year community college program. 

There may be some courses which are not offered by the schools 
participating in the engineering transfer program. Students should investigate 
the feasibility of completing these courses in summer school at the University 
of Maryland before starting their junior course work in the fall semester. 

Financial Assistance 

The Clark School of Engineering awards some merit-based scholarships. 
These awards are designated primarily for juniors and seniors in 
the School. Students must submit an application and all supporting 
documents by May 1 in order to be considered for scholarship assistance 
for the following academic year. For additional information, contact 
the Clark School of Engineering Special Programs Office, 1124 Glenn L. 
Martin Hall, 301-405-0234 or 301-405-3857. 

Honors 

The Clark School of Engineering offers an Engineering Honors Program that 
provides eligible students the opportunity to pursue an enriched program of 
studies which will broaden their perspectives and increase the depth of 
their knowledge. This program is available to students who meet the 
following criteria: 

1. Upper one-third of class. 

2. Junior standing or 60 applicable credits. 

In completing the program, all engineering Honors students must: 

1. Submit an Honors research project necessitating a paper and oral 
presentation worth three hours of credit. 

2. Successfully complete two semesters of the Engineering Honors 
Seminar (ENES 388, 1 credit each). 

3. Maintain a GPA sufficient to remain in upper one-third of class. 

For additional information, visit the web site at www.eng.umd.edu/current/ 
honors.html 

Research and Service Units 



Citations 

Note: Citations are in the process of being converted to Minors. Go to 
www.cee.umd.edu for further information. 

Citation in International Engineering 14 to 17 credit hours. 
Students complete the course "International Business Cultures for 
Engineering and Technology" plus additional courses in language, culture 
studies, or internationally related studies, and an international engineering 
experience abroad. Contact the Director of Special Programs 301405-3857 for 
more information. Students who fulfill Citation requirements will receive a 
Citation on the official transcript. Students complete the course 
"International Business Cultures for Engineering and Technology" plus 
additional courses in language, culture studies, or internationally related 
studies, and an international engineering experience abroad. Contact the 
Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Special Programs 301405-3857 for 
more information. Students who fulfill Citation requirements will receive a 
Citation on the official transcript. The Citation is in the process of being 
converted to a Minor in International Engineering. 



The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering 

1134 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3878 
Director: Rosemary L. Parker 

The Center is dedicated to increasing the enrollment and graduation rates 
of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students majoring in 
engineering. The Center provides a complete package of services designed 
to assist students from pre-college through completion of the 
undergraduate degree. Services include academic advising, tutorial 
assistance, scholarship information, the BRIDGE Program, outreach 
programs, job information and support of student organizations. 



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Engineering Co-op and Career Services 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3863 
co-op@eng.umd.edu, www.coop.engr.umd.edu 

Whether it's to wire robots in a car plant, monitor a waste water management 
project, or reformulate cough syrup for a pharmaceutical company, the 
Engineering Co-op and Career Services Office assists students in finding 
cooperative education (co-op) and internship positions in private industry and 
the government. Students may work full-time or part-time during the fall, spring 
and/or summer semesters. Co-op and internship positions complement 
classroom learning and provide students the opportunity to gain professional 
level experience, build mentoring relationships, integrate theory and practice, 
confirm career choices, and help finance their education. 

The first step in the application process is to attend an orientation session that 
focuses on internship/co-op search strategies. After writing a resume and 
having it critiqued by our office, students are given permission to upload their 
resume into our database (TERP Online) of engineering jobs and on-campus 
interviews. To assist students in their search we offer a wide variety of 
workshops on topics such as effective resumes, interview strategies, 
professionalism, career fair preparation, salary negotiation, and advanced job 
search techniques. Our website lists the current schedule of workshops. In 
addition, students have the opportunity to meet employers by participating in 
our career fairs, employer information sessions, and special job search 
presentations conducted by engineering recruiters. Visit our website for more 
information: www.coop.engr. umd.edu. 

Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support 

1124 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3855 
Director: Erin Rooney-Eckel 
engrhelp@deans.umd.edu 

The Student Affairs Office provides a broad variety of services to assist students 
during their collegiate careers. Individual advising may focus on a number of 
student related issues including: course selections, schedule planning, university 
policy interpretations, career choices, social and personal adjustments and 
academic concerns. The office also meets with prospective students, clears 
students for graduation, evaluates transfer credits from other institutions, 
provides orientation to new students, and is instrumental in helping students 
process administrative forms. The staff works closely with other campus offices 
to identify resources that address the various needs of our students. 

Women in Engineering Program 

1134 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3931 
Director: Paige E. Smith 

The Women in Engineering Program (WIE Program) is dedicated to increasing 
the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of females in the School, as 
well as identifying and addressing this group's unique needs. The Program 
provides a comprehensive set of initiatives designed to encourage and assist 
women students to become successful professional engineers. 

Services offered include research fellowships, professional mentoring 
program, information listserv, website, scholarship database, first year 
mentoring program, workshops on careers, outreach programs, speakers, 
and support of women in engineering organizations. 

Undergraduate Research Programs 

Undergraduate research programs allow qualified undergraduate students to 
work with research laboratory directors in departments, thus giving students 
a chance for a unique experience in research and engineering design. 
Projects in engineering allow undergraduate students to do independent 
study under the guidance of faculty members in an area of mutual interest. 
For more information contact your departmentor the Dean's office. 



Engineering Information Technologies (EIT) 

0123 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-0174 
Executive Director: James F. Zahniser, 301-405-3885 
www.it.umd.edu 

Keeping pace with the latest developments in the area of information 
technologies worldwide, the Clark School of Engineering provides a state of- 
the- art computing environment that will be the standard for engineers in 
the years ahead. Faculty and students have access to computer 
workstations with a wide range of engineering software and multi-media 
enabled classrooms with the latest presentation capabilities. In addition, 
EIT provides access and support on the latest tools and services for online 
collaboration, presentation technologies, and distance learning. 



Distance Education Technology and Services 

2104 Martin Hall, phone: 301-405-4910; fax: 301-314-9639 
Assistant Director: Erica M. Lupo-McCauley 
www.dets.umd.edu 

Distance Education Technology and Services, DETS, provides distance 
education technology and support service to the A. James Clark School of 
Engineering and the UMCP campus. We serve over 500 students per year 
by providing graduate and undergraduate courses in engineering and other 
related fields. In addition, we also provide technical, services to the 
campus such as video conferencing, video capturing, satellite services and 
more. For further information, please reference the DETS web site at 
www.dets.umd.edu. 

Student Organizations 

Professional Societies 

Each of the engineering departments sponsors a student chapter or 
student section of a national engineering society. The student chapters 
sponsor a variety of activities including technical meetings, social 
gatherings, and School or University service projects. All students are 
strongly encouraged to join one or more of these chapters. These 
organizations are American Helicopter Society, American Institute of 
Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 
American Nuclear Society, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 
American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers, Black Engineers Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics 
Engineers, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Society of Asian 
Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Fire Protection 
Engineers, Society of Hispanic Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers. 

Honor Societies 

The Clark School of Engineering and each of the engineering departments 
sponsor honors societies. Nominations or invitations for membership are 
usually extended to junior and senior students based on scholarship, 
service and/or other selective criteria. Some of the honors organizations 
are branches of national societies; others are local groups: Tau Beta Pi 
(College Honorary); Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Engineering); Alpha Nu Sigma 
(Nuclear Engineering); Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering); Eta Kappa Nu 
(Electrical Engineering); Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering); Pi Tau 
Sigma (Mechanical Engineering); Salamander (Fire Protection Engineering); 
and Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering). 



COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
PERFORMANCE (HLHP) 

3310 HLHP Building, 301-405-2438; Records, 301-405-2357 
www.hllp.umd.edu/ 

Dean: Robert S. Gold 
Associate Dean: Jerry Wrenn 
Assistant Dean: Viki Annard 

The College of Health and Human Performance provides preparation 
leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the following professional 
areas: Physical Education (K-12), Community Health and Family Studies. 
The College also offers curricula in Kinesiological Sciences. In addition, 
each department offers a wide variety of courses for all university students. 
These courses may be used to fulfill the general education requirements 
and as electives. 

Programs combining research, service and instruction are provided by the 
Children's Health and Developmental Clinic, the Adults' Health and 
Developmental Program, and the Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 
Center. More detailed information regarding these program offerings is 
available through the individual departments. 



Advising 



At the time of matriculation and first registration, each student is assigned 
to a member of the College faculty who acts as the student's academic 
advisor. These assignments are made by the individual departments and 
depend upon the student's chosen major. Students who are enrolled in the 
College, but are undecided regarding their major, should contact the 
Assistant Dean, 2302 HLHP Building, 301-405-2357. 



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Departments and Degrees 



The College of Health and Human Performance offers the baccalaureate in 
the following fields of study: Physical Education, Kinesiological Sciences, 
Community Health and Family Studies. The degree of Bachelor of Science 
is conferred upon students who have met the conditions of their curricula 
as herein prescribed by the College of Health and Human Performance. 

Each candidate for a degree must file a formal application with the 
Records Office according to the scheduled deadlines for the anticipated 
semester of graduation. 

Honors 

Phi Alpha Epsilon. Honorary Society of the College of Health and Human 
Performance. The purpose of this organization is to recognize academic 
achievement and to promote professional growth by sponsoring activities 
in the fields of physical education, kinesiology, family studies and health, 
and related areas. 

Students shall qualify for membership at such times as they shall have 
attained junior standing in physical education, kinesiology, family studies, or 
community health, and have a minimum overall average of 3.5 and a 
minimum of 24 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park. For 
additional information, please contact the Student Service Center, 301-405- 
2357. 

Special Resources and Opportunities 

Gymkana Troupe 

1120 HLHP Building, 301-405-2566 
Director: Scott Welsh 

For over 50 years, the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe has been 
influencing young people to live healthy lifestyles. Founded at the 
University of Maryland College Park campus in 1946, the troupe has 
traveled throughout Maryland and neighboring states promoting drug-free 
living. Each of its 50+ members pledges themselves to be drug-free. 
Through their role-modeling and unique gymnastic performances, they have 
influenced hundreds of thousands of people to join them in living a drug- 
free life. The troupe, which is open to all University of Maryland students of 
all abilities, is considered a one-of-a-kind organization and is believed to be 
the only collegiate exhibitional gymnastic troupe actively touring the United 
States. One uniqueness of the Gymkana program is in its use of peer role 
models who share their experiences and their message of healthy living 
with others. Students influencing students to avoid drugs is the heart of 
Gymkana's program. 

Research and Service Units 
Center on Aging 

2367 HLHP Building, 301-405-2469 
Director and Professor: Dr. Laura B. Wilson 
Associate Professor: Lori Simon-Rusinowitz 

The Center on Aging stimulates and supports aging-related activities within 
existing departments, colleges, and schools throughout all of the various 
institutions of the University System of Maryland. The Center coordinates 
the Graduate Gerontology Certificate (master's and doctoral levels), the 
university's first approved graduate certificate program. The Center assists 
undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of gerontology 
and helps them to devise educational programs to meet their goals. It is a 
research center working in health and aging policy, lifelong learning and 
engagement, disability and aging, behavioral and social aspects of aging, 
and health service delivery systems. It also conducts community education 
programs, assists faculty in pursuing research activities in the field of 
aging, conducts conferences on adulthood and aging-related topics, 
provides on- and off-campus technical assistance to practitioners who serve 
older adults and sponsors the University of Maryland Legacy College, the 
Legacy Leadership Institute, and the University of Maryland Retirees 
Association. 

For further information on any of the Center's activities call, write or visit 
the Center on Aging. 

Course Code: HLHP 



COLLEGE OF INFORMATION STUDIES 

4105 Hornbake Building, 301-405-2033 
E-mail: lbscgrad@deans.umd.edu 
www.clis.umd.edu 

Professor and Dean: Jennifer J. Preece 

The College of Information Studies offers degree programs for individuals 
interested in careers in information services and management. At the 
master's level, students may specialize in several fields, including archival 
studies, geographic information systems, health information services, 
school library media services, and science and technology information 
systems. Graduates pursue careers in a wide range of information agencies 
and positions. The College has dual degree programs with the History 
Department, and Geography Department. The Master of Library Science 
degree is accredited by the American Library Association. 

The Ph.D. degree prepares students for careers in research and teaching in 
the information field and in management of large information organizations. 

While the College does not currently have an undergraduate major, it offers 
courses at the undergraduate level. These courses are suggested for 
students wishing to develop skills in locating, analyzing, and evaluating 
information and students seeking to learn more about career opportunities 
in the information field. The Master of Information Management degree 
program was initiated in 2003. 



THE PHILIP MERRILL COLLEGE OF 
JOURNALISM (JOUR) 

1117 Journalism Building, 301-405-2399 
www.journalism. umd.edu 

Professor and Dean: Kunkel 

Associate Deans: Callahan 

Olive Reid, Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs 

Frank Quine, Assistant Dean for External Affairs 

Professors: Beasley, Blumler (Emeritus), Broder, Cleghorn, Franklin (Merrill 

Chair in Journalism), Gomery, Gurevitch, Hiebert (Emeritus), Holman, 

Johnson (Knight Chair in Journalism), Martin (Emeritus), Roberts, Stepp, 

Thornton (Richard Eaton Chair in Broadcast Journalism) 

Associate Professors: Barkin, Geraci (Emeritus), McAdams, Newhagen, 

Paterson, Zanot 

Assistant Professors: Bonner, Hanson, Moeller 

Lecturers: Burns, Crane, Flynn, Harvey, Katcef, Lodato, Huffman, Rogers, 

Penny Bender Fuchs, Executive Director, American Association of Sunday 

and Feature Editors 

Linda Ringer, Assistant Dean Fiscal Affairs 

Lucinda Fleeson, Curator, Humphrey Journalism Fellows 

Beth Frerking, Director of Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families 

Carol Guensburg, Director, National Fellowship Program for Child/Family 

Policy Journalists 

Marchelle Payne, Director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors 

(ASNE) Summer Institute, Executive Director MSPA (Maryland Scholastic 

Pres. Assn.) 

Rem Rieder, Editor, American Journalism Review 

Carol Homer, Director of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism 

Jan Schaffer, Executive Director J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive 

Journalism 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is widely considered one of the best 
journalism programs in the nation, blending a mix of prize-winning 
journalists, communication scholars and nationally recognized professional 
programs. The school's mission is simple: to produce the best possible 
journalists for leading newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and online news 
outlets. Recent graduates are editors, reporters and producers at The New 
York Times, Washington Post, CBS, Los Angeles Times, CNN, America 
Online and many of the nation's other top news organizations. 

Students learn from a faculty that includes Pulitzer Prize winners David S. 
Broder, Haynes Johnson and Jon Franklin, former CBS White House 
correspondent Lee Thornton and former Philadelphia Inquirer Executive 
Editor Gene Roberts. The faculty also include such internationally 
recognized media and communications scholars as Michael Gurevitch, 
Maurine Beasley and Douglas Gomery. 



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Located less than 10 miles from the news capital of Washington, students 
participate in internships during the academic year at The Washington Post, 
The (Baltimore) Sun, CNN, and a wide array of Washington news bureaus. In 
the summer, students intern at top news organizations around the country. 
Broadcast news students produce and anchor a 30-minute nightly news show 
that reaches more than 400,000 households in suburban Washington on the 
College-operated UMTV station, and online students work on Maryland 
Newsline, a political and public policy Web-based news magazine. Advanced 
broadcast, online, and print students enroll in Capital News Service, an 
intensive full-time reporting program in Washington and Annapolis. Students 
also participate in some of the school's many professional programs, 
including the monthly magazine American Journalism Review and the Casey 
Journalism Center for Children and Families. 

Admission to the Philip Merrill College 
of Journalism 

Freshman Admission and the 45-Credit Review 

Most first-time entering freshmen will gain admission to the Philip Merrill 
College of Journalism directly from high school as allowed by space 
considerations within the College. Early application is encouraged. 
Freshmen admitted to the program will have access to the necessary 
advising through their initial semesters to help them determine if 
Journalism is an appropriate area for their interests and abilities. Academic 
and career advising is provided to journalism students throughout their 
academic career by qualified academic counselors and the College's 
faculty. 

Freshmen who are admitted directly to Journalism will be subject to a 
performance review by the time they have completed 45 credits. To meet 
the provisions of the review, these students must complete: (1) The two, 
first-year Fundamental Studies courses: ENGL 101 and mathematics; (2) at 
least nine credits of Distributive Studies coursework, selected in 
consultation with an advisor; (3) ENGL 101 and JOUR 201 with grades of C 
or higher (JOUR 100 is a pre or co-requisite of JOUR 201); and (4) a 
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Enrollment in JOUR 201 requires proof of 
grammar skills competency through attainment of a minimum score of 52 
on the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE). Students who do not meet 
these requirements will not be allowed to continue in the LEP and will be 
required to select another major. In addition freshman are expected to 
complete JOUR 200 by the end of their first year. 

Transfer Admission 

These requirements apply to new transfer students to the University as well 
as on-campus students. 

Note: No more than 12 transfer credits of communications courses from 
an accredited journalism program may be approved by the College to be 
applied toward the degree. Transfer students who wish to receive credit 
for JOUR 201 based on work done in a non-accredited journalism program 
must pass a proficiency exam. 

In order to be admitted to Journalism, transfer students will be required to 
meet the following set of gateway requirements: (1) The two, first-year 
Fundamental Studies courses: ENGL 101 and mathematics; (2) at least nine 
credits of Distributive Studies coursework, selected in consultation with an 
advisor; (3) completion of ENGL 101 and JOUR 201 with grades of C or 
higher; and (4) attainment of a 2.8 GPA for all college-level work attempted. 
Enrollment in JOUR 201 requires proof of grammar skills competency 
through attainment of a minimum score of 52 on the Test of Standard 
Written English (TSWE). Contact the Philip Merrill College of Journalism or 
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the minimum GPA standard. 



Degrees 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism offers the B.A., M.A., M.J. and 
Ph.D. degrees. 

Graduation Requirements: 

Graduation requirements apply to all Journalism majors, including double- 
major and double-degree students. 

Students are required to earn a minimum of 122 credits. Accrediting 
regulations require 80 credits of a student's course work be in areas other 
than mass communication (i.e. no COMM or JOUR courses.) A minimum of 
65 of those 80 credits must be earned in liberal arts designated courses. A 
grade of C or better must be earned in JOUR 201 and JOUR 202/262 prior 
to taking courses for which they serve as prerequisites. Students must 
have a C average in their major. 

A grade of C is required in JOUR 320 or 360 prior to enrolling in the 
supervised internship JOUR 399. Accrediting regulations also limit the 
number of experiential credits that can be applied toward a degree in 
Journalism. Prior approval must be obtained to receive degree credit for any 
experiential courses numbered 386 or 399 (repeatable up to 3 credits). 

Students are also required to demonstrate abstract thinking skills. Majors 
are offered a language option, a mathematics option, or a combination of 
the two. 

A supporting area consisting of four upper-level courses in a concentrated 
field is also required of Journalism majors. Students must also complete a 
minimum of 58 credits at the upper level of which no more than 28 can be 
journalism or mass communications credits. Finally, in addition to 
University graduation requirements, Journalism majors must complete 
additional liberal arts course work with one course each in economics, 
government and politics, American history, public speaking, and one course 
in anthropology, psychology or sociology. 

Required courses for all Journalism majors, regardless of whether 
journalism is a student's primary or secondary major: 

A. Non-journalism course requirements. 

1. Abstract thinking skills requirement: Completion of a minimum of 
nine credits. 

a. Three credits must be one statistics course from the folbwing list: 
BIOM 301, BMGT 230, CCJS 200, ECON 321, EDMS 451, GEOG 
305, PSYC 200, SOCY 201, or a more advanced statistics 
course. 

b. A minimum of six credits through one or a combination of the 
following options. Should a student choose to combine the 
options, at least one language course must be at the 
intermediate level: 

i. Language-any language skills course(s). Up to two courses 
with at least one course at the intermediate level and no more 
than one course at the introductory level. (High school 
equivalency does not satisfy this requirement.) 

ii. Math and Computer Science - up to two courses: 

a. Any mathematics (MATH) course numbered 111 or higher. 

b. Any computer science (CMSC) course. 

2. Public Speaking: one course from COMM 100, 107, 200, 230 or 250. 

3. History: one course from HIST 156, 157. 

4. Behavioral or Social Science: ANTH 260; PSYC 100; SOCY 100 or 105. 



Appeals 

Students who are unsuccessful in gaining admission to Journalism at the 
freshman or transfer level, and believe they have extenuating or special 
circumstances which should be considered, may appeal in writing to the 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The student will be notified in writing 
of the appeal decision. 

Students admitted to Journalism as freshmen that do not pass the 45- 
credit review but believe they have special circumstances, which should be 
considered, may appeal directly to the College. 

For further information, contact The College's Student Services office at 
301-405-2399. 



5. Economics: ECON 200 or 201. 

6. Government and Politics: GVPT 100 or 170 

7. Supporting Area: Four upper-level (numbered 300 or higher) courses 
for a minimum of 12 credits in a supporting field (cannot be in 
Communication). 



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B. Journalism course requirements: 

Credit 

JOUR 100— Professional Orientation 1 

JOUR 200— History, Roles and Structures 3 

JOUR 201— News Writing and Reporting 3 

JOUR 202— News Editing 

or JOUR 262— News Editing for Broadcast 3 

JOUR 300— Ethics 3 

One of News Writing and Reporting II 3 

JOUR 320— Print 

JOUR 360— Broadcast 
Advanced Skills: 9 

Any nine JOUR hours numbered 321-389 

or JOUR 352— Online 3 

JOUR 399— Supervised Internship 1-3 

JOUR 400 — Law of Mass Communication 3 

Journalism and Society: 3 

Research: 

Any three-credit JOUR hours numbered 410-469 3 

Total Credits 39-41 



nation, is the campus daily newspaper. Student newspapers of interest to 
special populations include the Eclipse, Black Explosion, artiMitzpeh. 



Advising 



The Office of Student Services, 1117 Journalism Building, 301-405-2399, 
provides academic advising to majors on an appointment basis. Send 
e-mail inquiries to jourug@deans.umd.edu. 

Honors and Awards 

Although no departmental honors program currently exists within the 
College, academically outstanding students are recognized through Kappa 
Tau Alpha, the Journalism academic honor society. 

Hodding Carter III Community Service Award. Awarded at each May 
commencement to the journalism student exhibiting outstanding service to 
his or her peers, campus, and extended communities. 



Student Organizations 



The college sponsors student chapters of the Society for Professional 
Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Radio 
and Television News Directors' Association. These organizations provide 
students with opportunities to practice skills, establish social relationships 
with other students both on and off campus, and meet and work with 
professionals in the field. 

For information on the organizations listed, contact the Student Services 
Office, 1117 Journalism Building, 301-405-2399. 

Accreditation 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism became accredited in 1960 by the 
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. 
Standards set by the council are generated from professional and 
academic ethics and principles. This accrediting body ensures the liberal 
arts foundation of a journalism curriculum, limiting professional and skills 
courses to one-third of a student's academic program. 

Course Code: JOUR 

Note: For coursework in Intercu Itural Communication, Mediated 
Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Persuasion and 
Attitude Change, Political Communication, Public Relations and Rhetoric 
and Public Discourse see the Department of Communication in Chapter 7. 



LETTERS AND SCIENCES (LTSC) 

For information see Office of Undergraduate Studies below. 



Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists Citation. Awarded 
annually to an outstanding journalism student. 

Kappa Tau Alpha Citation. Awarded at each commencement to the 
journalism student earning the highest academic achievement for all 
undergraduate study. 



SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY (PUAF) 

2101 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-6330 
www.puaf.umd.edu 

Professor and Interim Dean: Jacques Gansler 



College Park Scholars Media, Self & Society 

CPS in Media, Self and Society - Dr. Kathy McAdams and Dr. Kalyani Chadha 

Co-sponsored by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the Media, Self 
and Society Program is one of the living/learning programs offered by the 
College Park Scholars Program. This two-year program for incoming 
freshman is designed to give students the opportunity to undertake a 
critical examination of media organizations, institutions and practices as 
well as gain practical experience through involvement in a media-related 
activity of their choice. 

For more information see College Park Scholars Program section in this 

catalog. 

Field Work and Internship Opportunities 

Supervised internships are essential. Penny Bender Fuchs is the Director 
of the Journalism Internship Program, 3118 Journalism Building, 301-314-2631. 

The Annapolis and Washington bureaus of the Capital News Service are 
staffed by students and supervised by college instructors. Through curricular 
programs, students cover state and legislative news for client papers around 
the region. Broadcast students have the opportunity to participate in Capital 
News Service in the Annapolis Bureau, developing stories and packages for 
UMTV. Students are required to report breaking news under deadline, write 
profiles, and cover state agencies. This is a full-time, semester-long 
program, on site at one of two bureau locations. Students interested in web 
journalism can report, write and edit for Maryland Newsline, an online 
magazine. This bureau is located in the College's online facility. Capital 
News Service is coordinated by Associate Dean Chris Callahan, 2102 
Journalism Building, 301-405-2399. 

For students interested in broadcast news, opportunities to gain experience 
with cable news programs are presented within the curriculum and by 
volunteering at the campus television station, UMTV. The campus radio 
station is WMUC. The Diamondback, the third most-read college paper in the 



The School of Public Policy provides graduate-level, professional education 
to individuals interested in careers in public service. The core curriculum 
emphasizes economic and quantitative approaches to policy analysis, 
political institutions and processes, ethics and public sector finance. There 
are several specializations offered as part of four academic programs: 
international security and economic policy; management, finance and 
leadership; environmental policy; or social policy. 

The School offers separate degrees for early-career and mid-career college 
graduates. Those with a minimum of five years' full-time professional experience 
in the policy process may seek the 36-credit Master of Public Management 
(M.P.M.) degree. Others may enroll in the 48-credit Master of Public Policy 
(M.P.P.) program which can be completed in two years by full-time students. 
Eligible students in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences can enroll in a 
five-year BA/MPP program. The School also offers joint degree programs with 
the Smith School of Business (M.P.P./M.B.A.), the School of Law (M.P.P./J.D.), 
and the Graduate Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation 
Biology; and accepts a small number of Ph.D. candidates each year. 

For further information, please check our website: www.puaf.umd.edu. 



OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 

2130 Mitchell Building, 301405-9363 
www.ugst.umd.edu/ 

Associate Provost and Dean: Donna B. Hamilton 

Associate Dean: Phyllis Peres 

Associate Dean: Scott Wolpert 

Assistant Dean: Lisa Kiely 

Assistants to the Dean: James Newton, Laura Slavin 



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Through its many programs, the Office of Undergraduate Studies serves all 
undergraduate students at the University and the faculty and staff that support 
the undergraduate mission of the campus. The Office of Undergraduate 
Studies is the primary division at the University of Maryland responsible for 
leadership and oversight of undergraduate curricular and co-curricular 
education. The responsibilities of Undergraduate Studies include: 

• Academic planning and policy 

• CORE/General Education 

• Enrollment management 

• Academic advising 

• Living-learning programs 

• Academic enrichment experience programs 

• Interdisciplinary and individual studies programs 

Primary listings for programs that report to the Office of Undergraduate Studies 
appear in this section (except where noted). 

Academic Achievement Programs 

3216 J. M. Patterson Building, 301-405-4736 
Executive Director: Dr. Jerry L. Lewis 
www.aap.umd.edu/ 

The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) primarily provides resources and 
opportunities for low-income individuals, first generation college students, 
disabled students and traditionally under-represented students. Academic 
Achievement Programs include the Intensive Educational Development (IED), 
and Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), the Ronald E. McNair Post- 
Baccalaureate Achievement Program, the Summer Transitional Program, and 
Student Support Services (SSS). EOC, McNair and SSS, which are part of the 
Federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provide 
support services, to motivate and to prepare students from disadvantaged 
backgrounds for doctoral programs. 

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) 

Mr. Andre Nottingham, Associate Director 
301-429-5933 

EOC is supported by a U.S. Department of Education grant primarily designed 
to assist adults 19 and over from low-income and first-generation backgrounds 
in pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities. UM-EOC predominantly 
serves inner-beltway communities in Prince George's County and provides 
academic and financial application assistance, counseling, and related 
services to its participants to improve post-secondary enrollment or re- 
enrollment. 



Intensive Educational Development (IED) 

Dr. Tilahun Beyene, Associate Director, AAP and Associate Director IED 
301405-4749 

Funded by the State of Maryland, IED provides an array of comprehensive 
academic and tutorial services to first-year and second-year students who 
participate in the Summer Transitional Program (STP), first- and second-year 
eligible transfer students, and other eligible students enrolled in the general 
student body . Prospective students attempting to gain admission to the 
University by participating in this program are required to attend the six-week 
STP, designed to develop, expand and improve English, math, and study skills 
and assist in the transition from high school to the university. Continuing 
students are eligible for services as needed. 

Summer Transitional Program (STP) 

The Summer Transitional Program (STP) assists students in both their 
academic and personal adjustment to the University. Tutoring and skills 
enhancement in math, English, and college study strategies, coupled with 
enrollment in a selected three-credit university CORE course facilitate 
students' academic adjustment. In addition, students enroll in a one-credit 
orientation course and participate in weekly individual and/or group 
counseling sessions. The six-week STP is required of all students admitted 
to the University through SSS/IED. 

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program 

Dr. Nthakoana Peko, Associate Director 
3014054749 

Designed principally for low-income, first-generation college juniors and seniors 
and/or students from underrepresented groups in specific graduate 
disciplines, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is 
a federally funded research opportunity. The McNair program prepares 
students for graduate school, preferably at the doctoral level. The program 



offers assistance with the completion of graduate school and financial aid 
applications and preparation for graduate admissions tests. In addition, McNair 
offers a six-week summer research experience that affords students the 
opportunity to work intimately with faculty mentors on specific research 
projects, refine skills in written communications, computer applications, 
statistics and research methodology. 



Student Support Services (SSS) 

Dr. Alice N. Murray, Associate Director 
301405-4739 

SSS is a U.S. Department of Education grant supported program geared toward 
low-income and first-generation college students. It works in conjunction with 
the IED Program. SSS provides academic and career advising, and tutoring to 
its students throughout their time at the university, with primary focus on first- 
and second-year students. It also provides financial aid application 

assistance, individual and group counseling, and leadership development 
workshops. In limited cases, SSS provides supplemental grant aid to eligible 
students in the program. 

Asian American Studies (AAST) 

1120 Cole Student Activities Building, 301405-0996 
Interim Director: Timothy J. Ng, Ph.D. 
www.aast.umd.edu 
aast@umd.edu 

The Asian American Studies Program (AAST) provides students with the 
opportunity to study critically the experiences of Asian Americans. Through an 
interdisciplinary approach, students examine the histories, communities, and 
cultures of Asian Americans as both distinctive from and connected to the 
broader themes of diversity, ethnicity, race, gender, and migration in the 
Americas. AAST offers an undergraduate certificate for students who wish to 
develop a specialization in Asian American studies alongside their degree 
pursuits. 

The AAST Certificate is a 21 credit-hour complementary study component. 
Students earn the Certificate by successfully completing required AAST 
courses, elective courses, and an AAST capstone. The Asian American Studies 
Program offers a variety of special topics courses each semester that may 
count towards elective requirements. Special topics courses have included 
Asian American Leadership, Asian American Public Policy, Asian American 
Literature, and Asian American Sexualities. Students may choose either the 
independent research option or the experiential learning option for the AAST 
capstone requirement. Courses taken toward the Certificate may be cross-listed 
in other departments and some may satisfy CORE requirements and electives. 

Certificate Requirements: 

A. AAST Core Courses (6 credits) 

1. Introduction to Asian American Studies (AAST 200) 

2. Asian American History and Society (AAST 201) 

B. Elective Courses (12 credits) 

Students may earn the 12 required elective credits by successfully completing 
any of a number of special topics courses AAST offers each semester. Elective 
requirements may also be satisfied through successful completion of courses 
offered through other departments or programs. Students must obtain approval 
from the AAST program director for courses outside of AAST offerings. 

C. AAST Senior Capstone (3 credits) 

Students participate in a faculty-guided research project (AAST 388) or an 
experiential learning project such as an internship with an Asian American or 
Asian Pacific American organization (AAST 378). 

D. All courses toward Certificate must be completed with minimum grade of 
"C." 

Students interested in earning the certificate should first schedule an advising 
appointment at the AAST office. Students in good standing may then officially 
enroll in the certificate program. While students may begin taking courses 
before they enroll in the certificate program, they should schedule an advising 
appointment as soon as possible. 



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Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps 
Program (AFROTC) 

Aerospace Studies Program, 301-314-3242 
2126 Cole Student Activities Building 
Director: Colonel Michael P. Setnor 
www.afrotc.umd.edu/ 

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides students the 
opportunity to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States 
Air Force while completing their undergraduate degree. 

Four- Year Program 

The four-year program is composed of a General Military Course (GMC) and the 
Professional Officer Course (POC). During the first two years, students 
participate in the GMC and receive an introduction to the Air Force and the 
various career fields. Students enrolled in the GMC program incur no obligation 
and may elect to discontinue the program at any time. The final two years 
(POC) concentrate on the development of leadership skills and the study of 
United States defense policy. Students must compete for acceptance into the 
POC. Students in the four-year program who successfully complete the first two 
years of the program and are accepted into the POC program must attend four 
weeks of field training at a designated Air Force base during the summer 
following their sophomore year of college. 

Two- Year Program 

The two-year program option is offered to entering juniors in specific technical 
and non-technical majors. The academic requirements for this program are 
identical to the final two years of the four-year program. Additionally, students 
are eligible to receive the same benefits. During the summer following their 
junior year, all candidates must attend six weeks of field training at a 
designated Air Force base. Students should start the application process no 
later than the January prior to joining the cadet corps. 

Scholarships and Incentives 

AFROTC scholarship programs provide anywhere between one-half, to three 
and a half-year scholarships to students on a competitive basis. Scholarships 
are available in many fields. Scholarship recipients receive tuition, lab 
expenses, incidental fees, book allowance, and a non-taxable monthly 
allowance of a minimum of $250. All POCs are eligible for the monthly 
allowance. Any student accepted by the University of Maryland may apply for 
these scholarships. AFROTC membership is required to receive an AFROTC 
scholarship. 

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program 
(ROTC) 

1150 Cole Student Activities Building, 301-314-9238 
Director: Lieutenant Colonel John Waller 
www.armyrotc.umd.edu/ 

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps offers students the opportunity to earn 
a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army (Active, 
Reserve, or National Guard) while completing their undergraduate degree. 

Four-Year Program 

The four-year program is composed of the Basic Leadership Course and the 
Advance Leadership Course. The first two years (Basic Course) consists of a 
general introduction to military customs and courtesy, soldier skills, 
communication skills, personal development, and introductory leadership 
skills. Students enrolled in the basic course incur no obligation and may 
discontinue the program at any time. In the final two years (Advanced Course), 
students concentrate on developing leadership skills in organizations. 
Students must have permission of the Director of Army ROTC to enroll in the 
advanced course. The Advanced Course requires five weeks of field training at 
Fort Lewis, Washington the summer after their junior year. 

Two- Year Program 

The two-year program is available to students with two years and a summer 
remaining in their university studies. The academic requirements for this 
program are identical to the Advanced Course in the four-year program, and 
students are eligible to receive the same benefits. During the summer 
preceding the junior year, students must attend five weeks of field training at 
Fort Knox, Kentucky. Students should start the application process for this 
option no later than January of their sophomore year. 



Scholarships and Incentives 

Army ROTC Scholarships are available for four, three or two years on a 
competitive basis. The scholarships are based solely on merit — not financial 
need. Those selected receive tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance, 
and a non-taxable monthly allowance ranging from $250-$400 based on 
academic year. 



Curriculum 

Basic Leadership Course 

Freshman Year 

ARMY 101 (fall) ARMY102 (Spring) 

Sophomore Year 

ARMY 201 (Fall) ARMY 202 (Spring) 

Advanced Leadership Course 

Junior Year 

ARMY 301 (Fall) ARMY 302 (Spring) 

Senior Year 

ARMY 401 (Fall) ARMY 302 (Spring) 

All Army ROTC courses are open to any university student for credit whether or 
not he or she is enrolled as a cadet in the Army ROTC program. 

Beyond the Classroom 

South Campus Commons, 301-314-6621 
Director: Jeanne Steffes 
www.btc.umd.edu 

Beyond the Classroom (BTC) is a living-learning program dedicated to assisting 
upper-level students obtain significant research, internship, and community 
service-learning experiences on campus and in the greater Washington D.C. 
area. The mission of BTC is to foster a community of students by enhancing 
professional preparation and cultivating civic engagement in individuals as they 
prepare to leave college and enter the workforce or begin graduate school. 

BTC consists of three major components - experiential learning, residential 
community development, and community service opportunities. 

During their two-year tenure, BTC students complete at least one semester 
of internship, research, or service-learning activities accompanied by a one- 
credit seminar with their peers in the program. Living in one community 
enables students to share their experiences with other community members, 
and to serve as a driving force for each other in their individual academic 
pursuits. BTC participants grow in their understanding of civic responsibility 
through a variety of guided service activities. Community service directly 
supports the program's mission to provide students with an opportunity to 
be a part of our larger society. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 

0405 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-9356 
Director: Spencer Benson 
www.cte.umd.edu/ 

The Center for Teaching Excellence supports departmental, individual and 
campus-wide efforts to enhance teaching and learning at the University of 
Maryland. The Center offers assistance to departments, faculty, graduate and 
undergraduate teaching assistants. The Center provides workshops, teaching 
assistant development, evaluation and support strategies for improving 
teaching and learning, individual consultations for faculty and graduate 
students, research on current teaching practices, and implementation of 
innovative teaching and learning strategies. 

The Center also administers the Undergraduate Teaching Assistants program, 
a University-wide teaching and learning program for graduate teaching 
assistants, the Lilly Teaching Fellows program, the Instructional Improvement 
Grants program, and various Scholarship of Teaching and Learning programs. 

College Gateway Programs 

Director: Shirley H. Morman 
3103 Turner Hall, 301-314-7763 
Educational Talent Search: www.etsp.umd.edu 
Project LIN KS: www. projectli nks. umd.edu 



Educational Talent Search 

Educational Talent Search, a discretionary early intervention grant funded by 
the U.S. Department of Education, increases the college participation of low- 
income and first-generation college students by creating an academic pipeline 
from middle school to high school to baccalaureate study. Authorized by the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, Talent Search identifies needy students and 



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helps them take advantage of the Educational Opportunity Grant Program, now 
known to as the Pell Grant. Based at and sponsored by the University since 
1985, Talent Search identifies youth of extreme financial or cultural need with 
an "exceptional potential" for postsecondary education and encourages them 
to complete secondary school and undertake further education. It also 
publicizes the availability of student financial aid and encourages secondary 
school or college dropouts to reenter educational programs. Talent Search 
supplements other pre-college counseling and academic enrichment services. 
Program-based Talent Search Advisors work through selected Maryland 
schools, providing students from 6th-12th grades with a variety of services and 
information. The Talent Search Program also refers families to the Upward 
Bound Program and Upward Bound Math/Science Initiative Program for 
academic development and comprehensive counseling services. 



CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies 
Program (General Education Requirements) 

Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for 

Undergraduate Studies 

2130 Mitchell Building, 301-405-9359 

Director CORE Planning and Implementation: Laura Slavin 

www.ugst.umd.edu/core 

To earn a baccalaureate at the University of Maryland all students complete 
both a major course of study and a campus-wide general education program. 

For more information, see Chapter 5: General Education Requirements. 



ProjectLINKS 

ProjectLINKS (linking information networks and knowledge to students), a 
distant education-distant learning pilot program, features homework support 
through an innovative online tutoring model for middle-school students. 
Through its summer academic enrichment programs, available only to 
Educational Talent Search program participants, ProjectLINKS offers resources 
in educational software, study skills, strategies for test taking and PSAT/SAT 
preparation. ProjectLINKS uses an instructional system that combines 
assessment and skills development focused on performance and instructional 
strategies that encourage students to work at their own level and pace. 

College Park Scholars Program (CPSP) 

1125 Cumberland Hall, 301-314-CPSP (2777) 
Executive Director: Greig Stewart 
www.scholars.umd.edu/ 

College Park Scholars is a multi-disciplinary, two-year living/learning program in 
which academically and creatively talented freshmen and sophomores explore 
interests that enhance or complement their choice of academic major. Upon 
successful completion of the selected program, students receive a College 
Park Scholars citation on their transcript. Course requirements for the citations 
vary by program; visit the Scholars website for details: 
www.scholars.umd.edu/. 

Innovative curricula plus public service, civic engagement and team projects, 
help prepare students for research and internship opportunities. Scholars may 
also apply to departmental or college honors programs in their junior year. 

Admission to College Park Scholars is selective and by invitation. Upon 
invitation to Scholars, students indicate their preference from the following 
programs: 



Advocates for Children 

American Cultures 

Arts 

Business, Society, and the Economy 

Earth, Life, and Time 

Environmental Studies 



International Studies 

Chemical and Life Sciences 

Media, Self, and Society 

Public Leadership 

Science, Discovery, and the Universe 

Science, Technology, and Society 



Students in each program attend weekly, faculty-led colloquia that encourage 
active discussion and debate. Other courses in the curriculum may be selected 
to satisfy general education (CORE) requirements. In the second semester of 
their sophomore year, students choose from independent research, service- 
Learning projects, or internships both on and off campus for their Scholars' 
capstone experience. 

The Program's focus on community offers many advantages. Program faculty 
maintain offices in Cambridge Community residence halls; this facilitates 
meeting with students. Several program faculty lead study-abroad experiences 
between the fall and spring semesters, or during the summer. Shared 
interests, classes, and residence halls help students to form study groups. 
Scholars also enjoy meeting guest speakers and having the opportunity to 
continue conversations outside the classroom. Program directors encourage 
students to pursue leadership opportunities in co-curricular activities, design 
and implement community service and social events, participate in recruitment 
activities, or serve on the Student Advisory Board. 

For more information on any of the programs identified above, write to: 

Executive Director, College Park Scholars 

1125 Cumberland Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-9331 

301-314-2777 



Division of Letters and Sciences 

1117 Hornbake Library 

Interim Director: John Bowman 

General Advising: 301-314-8418 or 8419 

Pre-Professional Advising: 301-405-2793 

Credit-By-Exam: 301-314-9423 

www.ltsc.umd.edu/ 

Letters and Sciences is the academic home for students exploring a variety of 
fields before selecting a major, for post-baccalaureate students taking 
additional course work, and for non-degree seeking students taking 
undergraduate courses. Letters and Sciences may also serve as the academic 
home for students completing requirements for entry into a Limited Enrollment 
Program. Letters and Sciences advisors help students to select and schedule 
courses, plan academic programs, and learn about campus-wide resources. 
Letters and Sciences collaborates closely with college advising offices, 
academic departments, and programs across campus and provides a 
coordinated advising network that features: 

Choosing a Major 

Letters and Sciences students receive information about and referral to a wide 
range of academic programs and services including specialized workshop 
sessions. Letters and Sciences staff specialize in assisting students develop 
strategies and plans for entering Limited Enrollment Programs. 

Markets and Society 

Markets and Society is a by-invitation program for entering freshmen interested 
in exploring the world of business. The Markets and Society Program helps 
students to learn about the field of business, refine their career goals, and 
interact with other students who share their interests. 



Learning Communities 

Learning Community programs in the Division of Letters and Sciences focus on 
first-year students. They combine a one-credit seminar called "Introduction to 
the University" with one or more general education (CORE) courses. The 
seminars facilitate major and career exploration. 

Interim Advising Program 

Newly admitted transfer students with more than 60 credits, who were 
unsuccessful in gaining admission to a Limited Enrollment Program, receive 
advising and assistance from a Letters and Sciences professional staff 
member during their first semester on campus. For this group of students, the 
University waives the requirement that all students must declare a major by 60 
credits. 



Pre-Professional Advising 

Letters and Sciences offers specialized advising for students interested in law 
and the health professions. For further information, see the section on "Pre- 
Professional Advising and Programs" in this catalog and visit 
www.ltsc.umd.edu/lawhealth.html 

Global Communities 

Director: Kirsten Dabelko 

International Education Service 

3116 Mitchell Building, 301-314-7100 

Office: 0119 Dorchester Hall 

www.infbrm.umd.edu/globalcommunities/ 

Global Communities provides undergraduate international and U.S. students 
with a living-learning environment that enhances their knowledge of the world, 
its cultures and people, along with complementing their academic studies. 
Diversity knows no borders, and an increasingly complex global society makes 
it imperative for students from all disciplines to learn intercultural skills in order 
to work and live in this new society. The program seeks to: create an 



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awareness of cultural differences; develop the communication skills, which 
facilitate intercultural exchanges; understand varied cultural values and the 
expression of those values in diverse societies; and explore one's own 
culturally constructed identity. Dorchester Hall, where roommates often come 
from different cultures, offers a unique international environment where Global 
Communities students have an opportunity to apply immediately what they 
learn in the classroom to actual intercultural interaction in their residential 
experience. 

Individual Studies Program (IVSP) 

1117 Hornbake Library, 301-314-9962 
IVSP Coordinator: Jeff Kniple 
www.ivsp.umd.edu/ 

The Individual Studies Program (IVSP) is a degree-granting academic program 
under the direction of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The program allows 
students to create new interdisciplinary curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts 
or Bachelor of Science degree. Students draw primarily from the University of 
Maryland's course offerings to form an academic concentration not otherwise 
available to them at the institution. A written prospectus that defines the 
student's major and outlines the curriculum is required to apply to the 
program. 

Students must seek the guidance and approval of a faculty mentor prior to 
having their prospectus reviewed by the Individual Studies Faculty Review 
Board. If approved, the courses agreed upon by the Faculty Review Board 
become the basis for the student's major requirements. These listed 
requirements from numerous academic departments, along with the CORE 
general education requirements, are analogous in most ways to the academic 
requirements given to students who select from the University's traditional 
majors. However, each student is required to design a unique program of study 
and defend it in order to be a part of IVSP. 

Individual Studies students must complete a senior project and are 
encouraged to use internships or independent studies with faculty to 
supplement their work in the classroom. While IVSP programs are never 
vocational in nature, drawing from real-life experience as a supplement to the 
academic curriculum is generally encouraged. These projects often serve as a 
way for the students to develop academic connections among the multiple 
disciplines involved in their programs. 

While IVSP gives students the opportunity to create a unique academic 
program focused on a specific area of study, using courses from multiple 
academic departments, it does not substitute for or replicate the educational 
goals of existing University programs, including the Limited Enrollment 
Programs (LEPs). IVSP programs may not include substantial numbers of 
courses from LEP departments. 

Developing a successful IVSP prospectus takes time and usually involves 
several meetings to review and edit the draft prospectus. Interested students 
should contact the IVSP Coordinator and begin the application process early in 
their academic career. Working closely with the Coordinator and their 
prospective faculty mentor, students should plan to complete and submit their 
IVSP prospectus, preferably during their sophomore year, or in their junior year, 
before reaching 90 credits. 

To be admitted into the Individual Studies Program the student must: 

1. Have a ctearly defined academic goal that cannot be reasonably satisfied in 
an existing curriculum at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

2. Have at least 30 earned college credits with at least 12 credits completed 
at College Park. 

3. Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in each of their previous two semesters of 
college, and at least a 2.0 GPA overall. 

4. Complete at least 30 additional credits beginning the term following 
admission to IVSP. 

5. Identify an appropriate faculty mentor, preferably tenured or tenure track, 
with significant undergraduate education experience related to the field of 
study. 

6. Complete a detailed plan of study (prospectus) which is approved by their 
faculty mentor and then approved by the Individual Studies Faculty Review 
Board. This proposal will include: 

a. A clear statement of the central academic purpose for their major. 

b. Specific course requirements including at least 27 credits of upper- 
division major coursework (300 & 400 level) beyond the IVSP courses: 
IVSP 317, IVSP 318, and IVSP 420. 



c. The list of courses must include at least one writing-craft course, in 
addition to the CORE Fundamental Studies Introduction to Writing and 
Professional Writing requirements, selected from an approved list that 
is available from the Individual Studies staff. 

d. A semester-by-semester plan for the completion of their undergraduate 
degree within a reasonable period of time. 

7. Complete the IVSP Departmental Notification Form in order to notify 
academic units from which they will take three or more 300-400 level 
courses. 

Following admission, students must: 

1. Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required in their IVSP program of 
study including IVSP 420, and a satisfactory grade in IVSP 317. 

2. Complete mandatory advising sessions with their faculty mentor and the 
IVSP staff every semester, including a review of their semester-by-semester 
academic plan for completion of their IVSP program. 

3. If not already completed, work towards immediate completion of the 
fundamental studies requirements for English composition and 
mathematics. 

For more information, please visit the IVSP website at www.ivsp.umd.edu/ 
or contact Jeff Kniple, IVSP Coordinator at 1117 Hornbake Library, 
301-314-9962. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 
Studies (LGBT) 

1147 Tawes Fine Arts Building, 301-405-5428 
Director: Dr. Marilee Lindemann 
www.lgbts.umd.edu/ 

The Program in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LGBT) offers 
an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate designed to examine the lives, 
experiences, identities and representations of LGBT persons, those who are 
today described as having a minority sexual orientation or who are gender 
transgresswe. Students study LGBT families and communities, cultures and 
subcultures; histories, institutions, languages and literatures; economic and 
political lives; and the complex relations of sexual minorities to the culture and 
experience of the gender conformant and (hetero)sexual majority. LGBT 
Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field, and promotes the 
application of new theories and methodologies (e.g., queer, feminist, critical 
race, and multicultural theories) to established disciplines, and it advances the 
generation of new knowledge within traditional fields of scholarship. Through 
study of sexual minorities, students gain an understanding of and respect for 
other differences in human lives such as age, ability, class, ethnicity, gender, 
race, and religion. With their faculty advisors, certificate candidates design a 
program that complements their major field of study. 

Certificate Requirements: 

A. Core curriculum for the LGBT Certificate (15 credits) 

1. LGBT200 — Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender 
Studies 

2. One of the following: 

a. CMLT291 International Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Studies 

b. ENGL265 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literature 

3. One of the following: 

a. LGBT350 LGBT People and Communication 

b. PHIL407 Gay and Lesbian Philosophy 

c. WMST494 Lesbian Communities and Differences 

4. One of the following: 

a. ENGL359 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual 
Literatures 

b. ENGL459 Selected Topics in Sexuality and Literature 

c. ENGL465 Theories of Sexuality and Literature 

5. One of the following: 

a. LGBT488— Seminar in LGBT Studies 

b. LGBT386 — Supervised Internship - LGBT Community Organizations 

B. Electives (6 credits) 

Students choose 6 hours of elective credits in consultation with their advisor in 
LGBT Studies. At least 3 hours of elective credits must be from upper division 
courses (i.e., those numbered 300 or above). Students are encouraged to 
choose electives to complement their knowledge of LGBT people and issues by 
exploring disciplines that contrast with the major field of study. Students may 



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select elective courses from the list of core courses above or from a list of 
approved courses. A student may also petition to have any other course fulfill 
this requirement by providing evidence, usually the syllabus, that a substantial 
amount of the course work, usually including a term paper, consists of LGBT 

material. 

C. Each student must obtain a grade of C or better in each course that is to be 
counted toward the certificate. 

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research 
(MCUR) 

McKeldin Library, 301-3143786 
Director: Lisa Kiely 
www.ugresearch.umd.edu 

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) is an initiative from 
the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies Created as a resource for 
faculty and students, the Center serves as a clearinghouse for both on-campus 
and off-campus research opportunities for undergraduate students. 
Additionally, faculty members can share different models for incorporating 
undergraduate students into research programs, and ways of infusing 
undergraduate research into the curriculum. 

Among the programs at the MCUR are the Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Program (URAP) and the Senior Summer Scholars (SSS). URAP provides an 
opportunity for students to work with faculty mentors on ongoing research 
projects. Experienced students who are rising seniors are encouraged to apply 
for funding through the Senior Summer Scholars program for summer study 
with a faculty member. Students new to research as well as students with 
previous research experience participate in this program. 

National Scholarships Office 

0104 Armory, 301-314-1289 
Coordinator: Dr. Camille Stillwell 
www.scholarships.umd.edu 

The National Scholarships Office (NSO) is committed to helping eligible 
University of Maryland students identify, apply for, and win national 
scholarships and fellowships. The process of preparing an application for a 
scholarship or fellowship requires careful thought and preparation through each 
step of the process. Resources available through the NSO provide information 
and advising on the many national scholarships and fellowships. 

The National Scholarships Office assists in the preparation of national 
scholarship applications including guidance on writing a personal statement, 
selecting faculty members to write letters of recommendation, and participating 
in mock interviews to help students prepare for personal interviews that are 
often a part of the application process. 

Orientation 

1102 Cole Field House, 301-314B212 
Director: Gerry Strumpf 
www.orientation.umd.edu/ 

The goal of Orientation is to introduce new students to the University of 
Maryland community. The Orientation Office offers a wide range of transitional 
programming and services for students and their families as they prepare to 
attend the University of Maryland. 

New Student Orientation 

Held prior to the semester a student enrolls at the University of Maryland, new 
student orientation for first-time freshman normally covers two days; 
orientation for new transfer students covers one day. During new student 
orientation, individuals meet with representatives from their academic college 
for advising and course scheduling. Undergraduate Orientation Advisors, 
introduce students to academic and student life at the University of Maryland, 
including student campus services and resources, and opportunities for 
involvement on campus. 

Parent Orientation 

Parents of new University of Maryland students are strongly encouraged to 
attend a one-day program specifically designed to introduce them to the 
academic, social, and cultural opportunities of the university and to better 
prepare them for the issues that are likely to affect their son or daughter 
throughout their matriculation at the University. 



T.E.N.T.S. 

Terrapin Expeditions for New and Transfer Students (T.E.N.T.S.) are small 
group, off-campus trips for new students. Coordinated by the Orientation Office 
and the Outdoor Recreation Center, trained undergraduate Trip Leaders and a 
University faculty or staff member staff each trip. Each expedition features an 
adventure theme; the intensive experiences help entering students forge 
friendships and share successful transitional strategies. 

Faculty Forays 

Faculty Forays focus on the continuing transition of parents. Offered to parents 
on the second day of freshman orientation, these one-day programs combine a 
trip to an area attraction with connections to other parents and a campus 
faculty or staff host. 

Introduction to the University Seminars 

The Orientation Office coordinates new student seminar courses, UNIV 100 
and 101. These courses introduce students to the world of higher education 
and, more specifically, to the University of Maryland. Course topics include 
career/major exploration, successful studying and test-taking strategies, 
diversity, and involvement within the university. 



Pre-College Programs 



1101 West Education Annex 

Executive Director: Georgette Hardy DeJesus 

www.precollege.umd.edu/ 

Upward Bound Program, 301-405-6776 

Upward Bound-Higher-Educational Opportunities for Latino Achievers 

(UB-HOLA), 301405-6776 

Upward Bound-Math and Science Regional Center (UB-MSRC), 301-405-1773 

The University of Maryland Pre-College Programs in Undergraduate Studies 
is comprised of the following federally and state funded programs: 
The classic Upward Bound Program (UB) 

Upward Bound-Higher-educational Opportunities for Latino Achievers (UB- 
HOLA) 
Upward Bound-Math and Science Regional Center (UB-MSRC). 

These programs generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in 
post-secondary education. They immerse high school participants in rigorous 
academic instruction, tutoring, counseling, and innovative educational 
experiences throughout the school year and during the six-week summer 
residential program. Pre-College Programs are part of the Federal TRIO 
Programs that provide educational opportunity outreach programs designed to 
motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The UB Programs are open to low-income and/or first-generation college bound 
high school students in grades 9 through 12, who demonstrate an academic 
need and want to pursue a four-year postsecondary education. Eligible 
students must attend target high schools in Prince George's and Montgomery 
Counties. High school principals, teachers, and counselors recommend 
students to the program. 

Eligibility for HOLA Upward Bound requires that students attend Montgomery 
Blair, Wheaton, Richard Montgomery, High Point, or Bladensburg high schools. 

The UB-MRSC is open to students in grades 10 through 12, who demonstrate 
an academic need and want to pursue post-secondary education programs in 
fields related to mathematics and science. UB-MRSC recruits high school 
students from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and 
the District of Columbia. 

University Honors Program 

Anne Arundel Hall, 301-405-6771 
Director: Dr. Barbara L. Thome 
www.honors.umd.edu 

The University Honors Program offers special educational opportunities and 
resources to students with exceptional academic talents. Honors students 
combine Honors course work with studies in their majors and elective courses 
to deepen their total educational experience. They broaden their intellectual 
horizons by selecting Honors (HONR) seminars and Honors versions of regular 
courses. Honors seminars offer small class size (capped at 20 students), 
academic experiences characterized by active participation, intensive writing, 
and outstanding faculty who encourage critical thinking and reflective learning. 
Most Honors seminars fulfill CORE (general education) requirements. 

Students in the University Honors Program may earn an Honors Citation by 
earning 16 credits: 15 credits of Honors courses (at least nine of which must 
be in HONR courses) and a one-credit colloquium (either HONR 100 or HONR 
200) and by maintaining an overall 3.2 GPA. Anne Arundel Hall, the Honors 



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Living/Learning Center, houses 100 Honors students, the program offices, a 
scholar-in-residence, a computer lab, the Portz Library, seminar rooms, and 
lounges. Honors students also live and study together in Queen Anne's, 
Denton, Easton, and Ellicott Halls; many upperclassmen enjoy apartment-style 
housing in South Campus Commons. 

Outstanding first-year entering students apply to the University through the 
normal process and receive invitations into the University Honors Program; 
transfer students with between 12 and 30 credits (excluding AP credits) may 
apply for admission to Honors. Honors Humanities www.honorshumanities. 
umd.edu/) and Gemstone www.gemstone.umd.edu/) are more specialized 
programs within University Honors; they are described under their own 
headings in this catalog. In addition to the University Honors Program, about 
40 departments or colleges offer advanced, discipline-based Honors programs 
that provide enriched opportunities, typically involving work with faculty mentors 
on independent research projects. Most departmental and college Honors 
programs begin in the junior year; please contact them directly for the 
admission requirements. 



83 



Chapter 



Departments and 
Campus-wide Programs 



ACCOUNTING 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (ENAE) 
A. James Clark School of Engineering 

3181 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-2376 
www.enae.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Fourney 

Professors: Celi, Chopra, Hubbard, Lee, Leishman, Lewis, Pines, Wereley 

Associate Professors: Akin, Baeder, Flatau, Sanner, Winkelmann, Yu 

Assistant Professors: Atkins, Cadou, Shapiro 

Visiting Professors: Bowden, Korkegi, Nagaraj 

Adjunct Professor: Tolson 

Lecturers: Carignan, Crouse, Healy, Keller, Smith, Van Wie 

Emeriti: Anderson, Jones 

Department Mission Statement 

The mission of the Department of Aerospace Engineering is, (1) to provide 
the highest quality education in state-of-the-art aerospace engineering 
principles and practices at undergraduate and advanced degree levels and 
through continuing education programs for practicing engineers, (2) to 
conduct research that will significantly advance the state of knowledge in 
the aerospace sciences and technologies, (3) to advance aerospace 
engineering practice and education through publications in the engineering 
and educational literature and through close relations with industry, 
government and other academic institutions, (4) to contribute to the 
advancement of the College of Engineering, the University of Maryland, and 
the state of Maryland. 

Department Educational Objectives 

1. Prepare future aerospace engineers who will be successful in their 
careers, including industry, government service, and academia, in 
the State of Maryland and beyond. 

2. Prepare students to solve relevant problems in 1) aerodynamics, 2) 
structures, 3) dynamics and controls, 4) propulsion, and 5) 
systems and design, with a focus in either the aeronautical or 
space areas. 

3. Enable students to relate their fundamental physics, math and 
engineering studies to the many practical aspects of aerospace 
engineering research, development, and practice. 

4. Prepare future aerospace engineers who are able to integrate their 
knowledge of engineering sub-disciplines to produce useful product 
designs. 

5. Promote innovative educational activities to challenge students and 
improve the learning experience, including design presentations, 
hands-on laboratory experiences, novel use of Internet information 
technology, and independent research projects. 



6. Seek continually to improve course offerings and curricula, while 
attracting the best students possible and improving the national 
stature of the program. 

7. Prepare future aerospace engineers who understand the context in 
which their profession is practiced, and who are able to adapt to 
future developments in both technology and the employment 
market. 



The Major 



Aerospace engineering is concerned with the processes, both analytical 
and creative, that are involved in the design, manufacture and operation of 
aerospace vehicles within and beyond planetary atmospheres. These 
vehicles range from helicopters and other vertical takeoff aircraft at the low- 
speed end of the flight spectrum, to spacecraft traveling at thousands of 
miles per hour during launch, orbit, transplanetary flight, or reentry, at the 
high-speed end. In between, there are general aviation and commercial 
transport aircraft flying at speeds well below and close to the speed of 
sound, and supersonic transports, fighters, and missiles which cruise 
supersonically. Although each speed regime and each vehicle poses its 
special problems, all aerospace vehicles can be addressed by a common 
set of technical specialties or disciplines. 

The subdisciplines of Aerospace Engineering are: aerodynamics, flight 
dynamics, propulsion, structures, and "design". Aerodynamics addresses the 
flow of air and the associated forces, moments, pressures, and temperature 
changes. Flight-dynamics addresses the motion of the vehicles including the 
trajectories, the rotational dynamics, the sensors, and the control laws 
required for successful accomplishment of the missions. Propulsion 
addresses the engines which have been devised to convert chemical (and 
occasionally other forms) energy into useful work, to produce the thrust 
needed to propel aerospace vehicles. Structures addresses material 
properties, stresses, strains, deflection, and vibration along with 
manufacturing processes as required to produce the very light weight and 
rugged elements needed in aerospace vehicles. Aerospace "design" 
addresses the process of synthesizing vehicles and systems to meet defined 
missions and more general needs. This is a process that draws on information 
from the other subdisciplines while embodying its own unique elements. 

The Aerospace Engineering program is designed to provide a firm 
foundation in the various subdisciplines. The Aerospace Engineering 
Department has facilities to support education and research across a 
range of special areas. There are subsonic wind tunnels with test sections 
ranging from a few inches up to 7.75 feet by 11.00 feet as well as a 
supersonic tunnel with a 6 inch by 6 inch test section. There are a number 
of structural test machines with capabilities up to 220,000 pounds for 
static loads and 50,000 pound for dynamic loads. There are experimental 
facilities to test helicopter rotors in hover, in forward flight, and in vacuum 
to isolate inertial loads from aerodynamic loads. There is an anechoic 
chamber for the investigation of noise generated by helicopters, and an 
autoclave and other facilities for manufacturing and inspecting composite 
structures. There is a neutral buoyancy facility for investigating assembly of 
space structures in a simulated zero gravity environment which is 
supported by robots and associated controllers. 

There are many personal computers and workstations that provide local 
computing capability and extensive network access to campus mainframes, 
supercomputing centers, and all the resources of the Internet including the 
World Wide Web. 



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Requirements for Major 



FRESHMAN YEAR 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 

ENAE 100 — The Aerospace Engineering Profession 

CHEM 135— General Chemistry 

MATH 140, 141— Calculus I, II 

PHYS 161— General Physics I 

ENES 102— Statics 

ENAE 202 — Aerospace Computing 

CORE Program Requirements 

Total Credits 



SOPHOMORE YEAR 

ENES 220— Mechanics of Materials 

ENAE 283 — Introduction to Aeronautical Systems 

MATH 241— Calculus III 

PHYS 260/261— General Physics II 

PHYS 270/271— General Physics III 

ENME 232 — Thermodynamics 

MATH 240— Linear Algebra 

MATH 246— Differential Equations 

CORE Program Requirements 

Total Credits 

JUNIOR YEAR 

ENAE 311 — Aerodynamics I 

ENAE 301 — Dynamics of Aerospace Systems 

ENAE 362 — Aerospace Instrumentation and Experiments 

ENAE 324 — Aerospace Structures 

ENAE 432 — Control of Aerospace Systems 

ENGL 393— Technical Writing 

CORE Program Requirements 

Aeronautical Track: 

ENAE 414 — Aerodynamics II 

Space System Track: 

ENAE 404— Space Flight Dynamics 
Total Credits 

SENIOR YEAR 

ENAE 464 — Aerospace Engineering Lab 
ENAE 423— Vibration & Aeroelasticity 
CORE Program Requirements 
Aerospace Elective 
Technical Elective 

Aeronautical Track: 

ENAE 403— Aircraft Flight Dynamics 
ENAE 455 — Aircraft Propulsion & Power 
ENAE 481 — Principles of Aircraft Design 
ENAE 482 — Aeronautical System Design 

Space System Track: 

ENAE 441 — Space Navigation & Guidance 
ENAE 457 — Space Propulsion & Power 
ENAE 483 — Principles of Space Systems Design 
ENAE 484— Space Systems Design 
Total Credits 



The Department offers a range of other electives. The following courses 
have recently been offered as electives for the undergraduate degree: 



Semester 

Credit Hours 

I II 

3 

1 

3 

4 4 

3 
3 
3 
3 
16 



3 
14 



Semester 

Credit Hours 

I II 

3 

3 

4 

4 

4 
3 
3 
3 
3 
16 



3 
17 



15 

3 
3 



3 
3 
3 

15 



3 
16 



3 
15 



Minimum Degree Credits: The fulfillment of all Department, School, and 
University requirements. A minimum of 124 credits are required for an 
Aerospace Engineering degree. 

Students must select a track. All courses in either the Aeronautical or the 
Space Systems track must be completed. Students in either track who wish 
to gain a broader education across the aeronautical or space application 
areas can take courses required in the other track as electives. 

Aerospace Electives 

The required Aerospace Elective is either ENAE 398 or a 400 level ENAE 
course in addition to the student's chosen track sequence. The Technical 
Elective must be a 300 or 400 level course in Engineering, Mathematics, or 
Physical Sciences that has been approved for this purpose by the 
Undergraduate Program Director. Only one of ENAE 398, a 488 project 
course or 499 may be used for these electives. 



ENAE 415 — Helicopter Theory 

ENAE 416 — Viscous Flow & Aerodynamic Heating 

ENAE 424 — Design & Manufacture of Computer Prototypes 

ENAE 425 — Mechanics of Composite Structures 

ENAE 426 — Computer-Aided Structural Analysis and Design 

ENAE 471— Aircraft Flight Testing 

ENAE 488B — Intro to Computational Structural Dynamics 

ENAE 488M — High Speed Aerodynamics 

ENAE 488P— Product Design 

ENAE 488R— Hybrid Rocket Design 

ENAE 488W— Design of Remotely Piloted Vehicles 

ENAE 499 — Elective Research (Repeatable to 6 credits) 



Honors Program 



Academically talented students will be invited to participate in the 
Aerospace Honors program. Honors sections of ENAE 283, ENAE 311, and 
ENAE 423 are offered as part of this program, in addition to an honors 
research project, ENAE 398. 

Admission 

Admission requirements the same as those of other Engineering 
Departments. Please consult Chapter 1. 

Advising 

Advising is mandatory. Each student is assigned to one of the full time 
faculty members who must be consulted and whose signature is required 
on the request for course registration each semester. The list of advisor 
assignments is available in the main office, 301-405-2376. 

Cooperative Education Program 

Participation in the Cooperative Education Program is encouraged. See 
Chapter 1 for details. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department offers numerous academic scholarships. All admitted and 
current students in the department are automatically considered for these 
awards and winners are chosen based on merit. No separate application is 
required. 

Scholarships and Awards 

The Department offers the following awards: Academic Achievement Award 
for highest overall academic average at graduation; R.M. Rive I lo 
Scholarship Award for highest overall academic average through the junior 
year; Sigma Gamma Tau Outstanding Achievement Award for scholarship 
and service to the Student Chapter; American Helicopter Society 
Outstanding Achievement Award for service to the student chapter; 
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Outstanding 
Achievement Award for scholarship and service to the student chapter. 



Student Organizations 



The Department is home to student chapters of the American Institute of 
Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Helicopter Society, and the 
Sigma Gamma Tau honorary society. Aerospace Engineering students are 
also frequent participants in student activities of the Society for 
Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering. 



AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (AASP) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

2169 Lefrak Hall, 301-405-1158 
www.bsos.umd.edu/aasp/ 

Chair and Associate Professor: S. Harley 

Professor: E. Wilson* (GVPT) 

Associate Professor: F. Wilson 

Assistant Professor: J. Nembhard, C. Woods 

Instructor: M. Chateauvert 

♦Joint appointment with unit indicated. 



African American Studies Department 85 



The African American Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary 
bachelor of arts degree in the study of the contemporary life, history, and 
culture of African Americans. The curriculum emphasizes the historical 
development of African American social, political, and economic 
institutions, while preparing students to apply analytic, social science skills 
in the creation of solutions to the pressing socio-economic problems 
confronting African American communities. 

Two program options lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Both require a 
15-credit core of course work that concentrates on African American history 
and culture. 

The Cultural and Social Analysis Concentration provides a broad cultural 
and historical perspective. This concentration requires 18 additional credit 
hours in one or more specialty areas within African American Studies such 
as history, literature, government and politics, sociology or anthropology, as 
well as a departmental seminar. 

The Public Policy Concentration provides in-depth training for problem 
solving in minority communities. It requires 21 additional credit hours in 
analytic methods, such as economics and statistics, nine credit hours of 
electives in a policy area (with departmental approval). Substantive areas 
of study include the family, criminal justice, employment, health care, 
discrimination, and urban development. 

Requirements for Major 

Foundation courses: AASP 100, 101 (formerly 300), 200, 202, 297 
(formerly 299R). 

General Concentration Requirements: In addition to the foundation course 
requirements, 18 credits of AASP upper-division electives (300-400 numbers), 
AASP 400 or MSP 402 and AASP 397 or AASP 386 and AASP 396. 



Final Option: 

1) AASP 397— Senior Thesis 

2) AASP 386 and AASP 396 



CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences 

AASP Foundation Courses: (total 15) 

AASP 100 — Introduction to African American Studies 

AASP 101 (Formerly 300)— Public Policy and Black Community 

AASP 200— African Civilization 

AASP 202— Black Culture in the United States 

AASP 297— Research Methods 

Upper-Division Electives in African American Studies 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

43 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
18 



Seminars 

AASP400 OR AASP 402— Classic Readings in African American Studies 3 

AASP 397— Senior Thesis 3 

AASP 386 and AASP 396 6 

Public Policy Concentration Requirements: In addition to the foundation 
courses, three credits of statistics; eight credits of elementary economics 
(ECON 200 and ECON 201); AASP 301, AASP 303, AASP 305; nine credits 
of upper-division AASP electives in the policy area (AASP numbers 499A-Z) 
or, with approval, elective courses outside of AASP; and AASP 397 or AASP 
386 and AASP 396. 

Semester 
Credit Hours 

CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences 43 

AASP Foundation Courses: (total 15) 

AASP 100 — Introduction to African American Studies 3 

AASP 101 (Formerly 300)— Public Policy and the Black Community 3 

AASP 200— African Civilization 3 

AASP 202— Black Culture in the United States 3 

AASP 297— Research Methods 3 

Analytic Component 

STAT 100 — Elementary Statistics and Probability 

or SOCY 201— Introductory Statistics for Sociology 

or Equivalent Statistics Course (Sophomore Year) 3 

AASP 301 (Formerly 428J) 3 

AASP 303 (Formerly 428P)— Computer Applications in 

African American Studies 3 

AASP 305 (Formerly 401)— Theoretical, Methodological 

and Policy Research Issues in African American Studies 3 

ECON 200 — Principles of Microeconomics 4 

ECON 201 — Principles of Macroeconomics 4 

One additional analytical skills course outside of AASP, with 
AASP approval 3 

Policy Electives in African American Studies 9 



Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course that is to be 
counted toward completion of degree requirements. All related or 
supporting courses in other departments must be approved by an AASP 
faculty advisor. 



Honors Program 



Academically talented undergraduates may enroll in the University Honors 
Program with a specialization in African American Studies. The Honors 
Program includes seminars and lectures presented by distinguished 
University of Maryland, College Park, faculty and guests. A reduced ratio of 
students to faculty ensures more individualized study. In addition, AASP 
majors with junior standing may petition to become individual honors 
candidates in African American Studies. 

BA/MPM Program 

In this innovative joint program, candidates earn a bachelor's degree in 
African American Studies and a master's degree in public management 
after approximately five years. The BA/MPM is designed to integrate the 
study of the history, culture, and life of African Americans with technical 
skills, training, and techniques of contemporary policy analysis. The 
program also features a summer component that includes a lecture series, 
research opportunities, and special seminars. 

Admission into the BA/MPM program requires two steps: 

Undergraduate 

(1) Students must major in the public policy concentration within the 
African American Studies program and maintain an overall GPA of 
3.0 or greater. 

Graduate 

(2) Students apply to the joint program after completing 81 credit 
hours of undergraduate work. Applicants must meet both 
University of Maryland, College Park graduate and School of Public 
Affairs graduate admission requirements. 

Eligibility 

Freshmen or University of Maryland, College Park, students in good 
academic standing with fewer than 60 credits may apply to the BA/MPM 
program. Contact: The African American Studies Department at 301-405- 
1158 for application details. 

Options for Study with AASP 

For students who major in other departments, the African American Studies 
Program offers three options for study: 

1. Students may obtain a certificate in African American Studies by 
completing 21 credit hours of course work. 

For more information on the African American Studies Certificate, 
see the section on campus-wide programs later in this chapter. 

2. Students may designate African American Studies as a double 
major, completing the major requirements for both AASP and 
another program. 

3. AASP can be a supporting area of student for majors such as 
Computer Science, Business, or Engineering. 

4. Students may obtain a minor in Black Women's Studies by 
completing 15 credit hours of coursework. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid: 

John B. and Ida Slaughter Scholarship 



Advising 



Undergraduates in good academic standing may enroll in the African 
American Studies Department or obtain more information about available 
options and services by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Advisor, 
African American Studies Department, 2169 Lefrak Hall, University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 301-405-1158. 

Course Code: AASP 



86 Agricultural Sciences, General 



AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, GENERAL (GNAS) 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

0115 H.J. Patterson, 301-405-1331 

Program Coordinator: D.S. Glenn (sglenn@umd.edu) 

Department Offices - 2102 Plant Sciences Building, 301-405-4355 

www.nrsl.umd.edu/ 

Professor and Chair: Weismiller 

Professors: Angle*, Coale, Dernoeden, Fretz, R. Hill, James*, Kenworthy, 

Mcintosh*, Miller, Ng, Quebedeaux, Rabenhorst, Solomos, Walsh, Weil 

Associate Professors: Bouwkamp, Carroll, Coleman, Costa, Deitzer, Everts, 

Glenn, Grybauskas, M. Hill, Lea-Cox, Ritter, Slaughter, J.B. Sullivan, J.H. 

Sullivan, Swartz, Turner, Vough 

Assistant Professors: Chang, Kratochvil, Momen, Myers, Needelman, Neel 

Instructors: Nola, Steinhilber 

Professor of the Practice: Cohan 

Affiliate Professors: Fiola, Kearney, Tjaden 

Adjunct Professors: Cregan, Daughtry, Meisinger, Rosenberg, Saunders, 

Tamboli 

Adjunct Associate Professors: Christiansen, Izaurralde, Tucker 

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Pooler 

Professors Emeriti: Aycock, Bandel, Beste, Clark, Decker, Fanning, Gouin, 

Hoyert, Kuhn, Link, McClurg, Mulchi, Oliver, Shanks, Thompson, Wiley 

♦Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 

The Major 

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture 
offers three undergraduate majors. Two lead to the Bachelor of Science 
(B.S.) degree; one in Natural Resource Sciences and the other in General 
Agriculture Sciences. The third major leads to a Bachelor of Landscape 
Architecture (B.L.A.) degree. 

Agriculture is a complex subject, encompassing a range of scientific 
disciplines and professional fields. Majoring in General Agricultural 
Sciences does not require an agricultural background, as the curriculum 
gives students a broad overview of both plant and animal agriculture. This 
major is designed for students who are interested in a broad education in 
the field of agriculture. It is ideal for students who would like to survey 
agriculture before specializing, or for those who prefer to design their own 
program. To supplement classroom work, students in this major are 
encouraged to obtain summer positions that will provide technical 
laboratory or field experience in their chosen area. This program is 
administered by the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and 
Landscape Architecture. 

Curriculum in General Agricultural Sciences 



Requirements for Degree 

ANSC 101 — Principles of Animal Science 

ANSC OR NRSC** 

ANSC 314 — Comparative Animal Nutrition 

AREC 250 — Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

AREC— ** 

BSCI 105— Principles of Biology I 

BSCI 106— Principles of Biology II 

BSCI— "Insect Pest Type Course 

CHEM 103— General Chemistry I 

CHEM 104 — Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry, OR 

CHEM 113— General Chemistry II 

and CHEM 233-Organic Chemistry I 
ENBE 100 — Basic Biological Resources Engineering Technology 
ENBE 200 — Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechanics 
MATH 110 OR higher (MATH 115 recommended) 
NRSC 200— Fundamentals of Soil Science 
PLSC 420— Principles of Plant Pathology OR 

ANSC 412 — Introduction to Diseases of Animals 
PLSC 101 — Introductory Crop Science 
PLSC—** 

SOCY 305— Scarcity and Modern Society 
Community Development Related, Non-Agricultural Life Science, 

Biometrics, Computer, OR Accounting 

CORE and General Agricultural Program Requirements* 
Electives (18 credit hours at 300-level or above) 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

3 



4-8 
3 
3 
3 
4 

4 
4 
3 
3 



91-100 
20-29 



AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE 
ECONOMICS (AREC) 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

2200 Symons Hall, 301-405-1293 
E-mail: arecuinfo@umail.umd.edu 
www.arec.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: McConnell 

Professors: Bockstael, Chambers, Gardnertf . Hueth, Justtt Lichtenberg, 

List, Lopez, Musser, Nerlove, Olson 

Associate Professors: Alberini, Haigh, Hanson, Horowitz, Leathers, Lipton, 

Lynch, Parker, Wade 

Assistant Professors: Leonard, Melkonyan 

Emeriti: Bender, Brown, Cain, Foster, Hardie, Moore, Stevens, Strand, 

Tuthill, Wysong 

Adjunct: Chavas 

f f Distinguished University Professor 

Agricultural and Resource Economics majors complete a set of prerequisite 
courses, a core of classes offered by the Agricultural and Resource 
Economics Department, and one or more fields comprised of selected 
courses from outside the department. The core includes courses in 
economic reasoning, agribusiness management, environmental and 
resource policy, agricultural policy, economic development, and analytical 
methods. The program permits students flexibility in choosing fields to fit 
their career interests. Majors must complete one and are strongly 
encouraged to complete two fields. The curriculum balances breadth and 
depth, and lets students develop academic skills in two or more areas. The 
program provides a good foundation for careers in economics, resource or 
environmental policy, agribusiness, and international agriculture. Students 
are also able to minor in Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Advising 

Because the program is flexible, advising is mandatory. Appointments may 
be made in Room 2200 Symons Hall, 301-405-1291. 

Awards 

Scholarships honoring Arthur and Pauline Seidenspinner and Ray Murray 
are available. Contact a faculty advisor for more information, 301-405- 
1291. 



Double Majors 



The department features a double major with Spanish for students 
interested in careers in multinational agribusiness firms or international 
agencies. It features a double major with Government and Politics for 
students interested in law school. Both can be completed within 120 
credits. Other double majors are possible in consultation with an advisor. 

Requirements for Major 

Semester 
Credit Hours 
Prerequisite Courses 

ECON 200 — Principles of Microeconomics 

ECON 201 — Principles of Macroconomics 

ECON 306 — Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 

ECON 321 (OR BMGT 230)— Economic (OR Business) Statistics 



MATH 220 (OR MATH 140)- 
STAT 100 (OR MATH 111)- 



-Calculus 

■Introduction to Probability 



Major Core Courses 

Seven of these courses must be successfully completed. 

AREC 404— Applied Price Analysis 

AREC 405 — Economics of Production 

AREC 425 — Economics of Food Sector 

AREC 427 — Economics of Commodity Marketing Systems 

AREC 433— Food and Agricultural Policy 

AREC 435 — Commodity Futures and Options 

AREC 445 — Agricultural Development in the Third World 

AREC 453 — Economics of Natural Resource Use 

AREC 455 — Economics of Land Use 

AREC 484 — Introduction to Econometrics in Agriculture 



"Student may select any course(s) having required hours in the area 
indicated 



AREC 306, AREC 382, or any other 3 credit 400 level AREC course may be 
substituted with permission of advisor. 



American Studies 87 



Fields 

All majors must complete one of the following fields. Two are strongly 
encouraged. 



• Business Management 

BMGT 220 Principles of Accounting I 
BMGT 221 Principles of Accounting II 
BMGT 340 Business Finance 
BMGT 350 Marketing Principles 
BMGT 364 Management and Organization 
BMGT 380 Business Law I 



Other 300 level BMGT courses may be substituted, with permission of 
advisor. The AREC department cannot authorize students to take BMGT 
courses that are restricted to business majors. 



• Agricultural Science 

Six (or more) courses (for a total of at least 18 credits) in agricultural 
science, including: 

ENBE 110 — Introduction to Biological Resources Engineering 1 

ENBE 200 — Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechanics 3 

PLSC 100 OR 101— Introduction to Horticulture OR Crop Science 4 

NRSC 105— Soil and Environmental Quality 3 

ANSC 101 — Principles of Animal Science 3 

Other courses in agricultural science, chosen in consultation with an 
advisor. Substitutions to the above listed courses may be made with the 
permission of advisor. 

• Food Production 

Six courses (for a total of at least 18 credits) from the following list: 

PHYS 117 (OR PHYS 121) Introduction to Physics 4 

BSCI 105 Principles of Biology 4 

BSCI 223 Introduction to Microbiology 4 

NFSC 100 Elements of Nutrition 3 

NFSC 112 Food Science and Technology 3 

NFSC 430 Food Microbiology " 2 

NFSC 431 Food Quality Control 4 

Other courses related to food science can be substituted with permission 
of advisor. 

• Environmental and Resource Policy 

Six courses (for a total of at least 18 credits) from the following list: 

ECON 381 Environmental Economics 3 

ANTH 450 Resource Management and Cultural Process 3 

HIST 405 Environmental History 3 

GEOG 372 Remote Sensing 3 

GEOG 373 Geographic Information Systems 3 

GVPT 273 Introduction to Environmental Politics 3 

GVPT 306 Global Ecopolitics 3 

Other courses related to environmental policies or sciences can be 
substituted with permission of advisor. 

• International Agriculture 

Six courses (for a total of at least 18 credits) from the following list: 

ECON 305 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 315 Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas 3 

ECON 340 International Economics 3 

GEOG 422 Population Geography 3 

GVPT 200 International Political Relations 3 

GVPT 350 International Relations in the Third World 3 

NRSC 440 Crops, Soils and Civilization 3 

PLSC 303 International Crop Production 3 

Other courses related to international economics, business, politics, or 
agriculture can be substituted with permission of advisor. 

• Political Process 

Any six courses (for a total of at least 18 credits) in government and 
politics (GVPT), chosen with permission of the advisor. 



• Advanced Degree Preparation 

Six (or more) courses (for a total of at least 18 credits) from the following 
list: 

ECON 407 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 414 Game Theory 3 

ECON 415 Strategic Behavior and Incentives 3 

ECON 422 Quantitative Methods in Economics I 3 

ECON 423 Quantitative Methods in Economics II 3 

ECON 425 Mathematical Economics 3 

MATH 141 Calculus II 4 

MATH 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra 4 

MATH 241 Calculus III ~ 4 

Other courses in mathematics, statistics, or econometrics may be 
substituted with permission of advisor. 

• Student Designed Field 

This field requires a written proposal listing at least six courses totaling at 
least 18 credits. The proposal must be submitted to the Undergraduate 
Committee of the AREC department. Committee approval must be obtained 
30 or more credit hours before graduation. A student designed field may be 
used to study a foreign language as part of the AREC curriculum. 

Requirements for Minoring in AREC. Three minors exist in AREC. 

• Agribusiness Economics 

AREC 250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics 3 

AREC 404 Applied Price Analysis 3 

AREC 405 Economics of Production 3 

AREC 425 Economics of Commodity Marketing Systems 3 

AREC 435 Commodity Futures and Options 3 

Another AREC course can be substituted for one of the course listed with 
permission of the Undergraduate Advisor. 

• Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development 

AREC 250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics 3 

AREC 365 World Hunger, Population and Food Supplies 3 

AREC 433 Food and Agricultural Policy 3 
AREC 445 Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and the 

Environment 3 

AREC 453 Natural Resources and Public Policy 3 

Another AREC course can be substituted for one of the course listed with 
permission of the Undergraduate Advisor. 



• Environmental Economics and Policy 

AREC 240 Introduction to Economics and the Environment 

AREC 332 Introduction to Natural Resource Policy 

AREC 382 Computer-based Analysis in Agricultural and Resource 

Economics 
AREC 445 Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and the 

Environment 
AREC 455 Economics of Land Use 



Another AREC course can be substituted for one of the course listed with 
permission of Undergraduate Advisor. 

Course Code: AREC 



AGRONOMY (AGRO) 



The Agronomy and Horticulture programs have been reorganized into a 
single major, Natural Resource Sciences (NRSC). See Natural Resource 
Sciences elsewhere in this chapter. (Note: Courses formerly offered as 
AGRO and HORT are now offered as NRSC and PLSC.) 



AMERICAN STUDIES (AMST) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1102 Holzapfel Hall, 301-405-1354 
amst.umd.edu/index.html 

Professor and Chair: Caughey 

Professors: Kelly, Michel, Struna 

Associate Professors: Lounsbury, Mintz, Paoletti, Parks, Sies 



88 Animal Sciences 



The Major 



American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of 
American culture and society, past and present, with special attention to 
the ways in which Americans, in different historical or social contexts, make 
sense of their experience. Emphasizing analysis and synthesis of diverse 
cultural products, the major provides valuable preparation for graduate 
training in the professions as well as in business, government, and 
museum work. Undergraduate majors, with the help of faculty advisors, 
design a program that includes courses offered by the American Studies 
faculty, and sequences of courses in the disciplines usually associated 
with American Studies (i.e., history, literature, sociology, anthropology, art 
history, and others), or pertinent courses grouped thematically (e.g., Afro- 
American studies, women's studies, ethnic studies). 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the American Studies major include a minimum of 45 
upper-level credits completed and the foreign-language requirements of the 
College of Arts and Humanities. The major requires 45 hours, at least 24 of 
which must be at the 300-400 level. Of those 45 hours, 21 must be in 
AMST courses, with the remaining 24 in two 12 credit hour core areas 
outside the regular AMST departmental offerings. No grade lower than a C 
may be applied toward the major. 

Distribution of the 45 hours 

AMST Courses (21 hours required) 

1. AMST 201/lntroduction to American Studies (3): required 
of majors. 

2. Three (3) or six (6) hours of additional lower-level course work. 

3. AMST 330/Critics of American Culture (3): required of majors. 

4. Six (6) or nine (9) hours of upper-level course work. No more than 6 
hours of a repeatable number may be applied to the major. 
***Students should take AMST 201 before taking any other 
AMST courses and will complete AMST 330 before taking 
400-level courses. 

5. AMST 450/Seminar in American Studies (3): required of majors. 

Core areas outside American Studies (24 hours required) 

Majors choose two outside core areas of 12 hours each. At least one of 
the cores must be in a discipline traditionally associated with American 
Studies. The other core may be thematic. Upon entering the major, 
students develop a plan of study for the core areas in consultation with an 
advisor; this plan will be kept in the student's file. All cores must be 
approved in writing by an advisor. 

Traditional Disciplinary Cores 

History, Literature, Sociology/Anthropology, Art/Architectural History. 

Interdisciplinary or Thematic Cores 

Afro-American Studies, Women's Studies, Urban Studies, Popular Culture, 
Personality and Culture, Comparative Culture, Material Culture, Ethnic 
Studies, Business and Economic History, Folklore, Government and 
Politics, Education, Philosophy, Journalism. 

Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory every semester for all majors. 
Course Code: AMST 



ANIMAL SCIENCES (ANSC) 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

1415A Animal Sciences Center, 301-405-1373 
E-mail: wrstrick@umd.edu 
www.ansc.umd.edu 

Department of Animal and Avian Sciences 

Professor and Chair: Erdman 

Professors: Barao, Harrell, Mather, Ottinger, Peters, Porter, Varner, Vijay 

Associate Professors: Angel, Doerr, Estevez, Hartsock, Keefer, Kohn, 

Majeskie, Stricklin, Woods, Zimmermann 

Assistant Professors: Bequette, Burk, Hamza, Humphrey 

Emeriti: Douglas, Flyger, Heath, Mattick, Soares, Vandersall, Westhoff, 

Williams, Young 



Adjunct Professors: Bakst, Howard, McMurtry, Paape, Rattner, Richards, 
Volstad, Wall 

The Major 

Animal Sciences prepares students for veterinary school, graduate school 
and careers in research, sales and marketing, aquaculture, and animal 
production. The curricula apply the principles of biology and technology to 
the care, management, and study of dairy and beef cattle, horses, fish, 
sheep, swine, and poultry. Students complete the Animal Sciences core 
courses and choose a specialization area: Animal Management and 
Industry, Avian Business, Laboratory Animal Management, and Sciences/ 
Professional to prepare for admission to graduate, veterinary, or medical 
school. The Animal Sciences Center includes classrooms, lecture hall, 
social area, teaching labs, pilot processing plant, and animal rooms 
adjacent to a teaching farm where horses, sheep, swine, and cattle are 
maintained throughout the year. 

ANIMAL SCIENCES CORE: All undergraduates majoring in Animal Sciences 
must complete the following course requirements: 



ANSC 101- 
ANSC 211- 
ANSC 212- 
ANSC 220- 
ANSC 314- 
BSCI 105- 
BSCI 106- 
BSCI 222- 
CHEM 103- 
CHEM 104 
OR 

CHEM 113 
MATH 220 
BSCI 223- 
PHYS 121- 
AREC 250- 
0R 
ECON 201- 



— Principles of Animal Sciences 

—Animal Anatomy 

—Animal Physiology 

—Livestock Management 

—Comparative Animal Nutrition 

-Principles of Biology I 

-Principles of Biology II 

-Introductory Genetics 

—General Chemistry I 

—Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry 

& CHEM 233— (General Chemistry II & Organic Chemistry I) 

OR 140 — Precalculus or above 

-General Microbiology 

-Fundamentals of Physics 

-Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

—Principles of Economics 



ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK: All students must complete 23 or 24 credits 
in one of the following five options. 

1. ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY (0104A) 

ANSC 214 — Applied Animal Physiology Laboratory 

ANSC 315— Applied Animal Nutrition 

ANSC 327 — Quantitative Domestic Animal Genetics 

OR 

ANSC 446 — Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction 

ANSC 412 — Introduction to Diseases of Animals 

Plus take 9 credits from the following courses: 
General Courses 

ANSC 453— Animal Welfare 

ANSC 455 — Applied Animal Behavior 

Dairy Courses 

ANSC 240— Dairy Cattle Management 

ANSC 241 — Dairy Cattle Management Practicum 

Equine Courses 

ANSC 330— Equine Science 

ANSC 231 — Equine Science Practicum 

ANSC 232— Horse Management 

Livestock, Aquaculture and Poultry Courses 

ANSC 251 — Beef and Sheep Management Practicum 
ANSC 255 — Introduction to Aquaculture 
ANSC 262 — Commercial Poultry Management 
ANSC 271 — Swine Management Practicum 

2. EQUINE STUDIES (0104C) 
Required Courses 

ANSC 232— Horse Management 

ANSC 231 — Horse Management Practicum 

ANSC 330— Equine Science 

ANSC 315— Applied Animal Nutrition 

ANSC 455 — Applied Animal Behavior 

AREC 306— Farm Management 



Anthropology 89 



3. LABORATORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (0104D) 

ANSC 214 — Applied Animal Physiology Laboratory 

ANSC 412— Animal Diseases 

ANSC 413 — Lab Animal Management 

ANSC 446 — Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction 

ANSC 447 — Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory 

ANSC 453— Animal Welfare 

ANSC 455 — Applied Animal Behavior 

4. & 5. SCIENCES & COMBINED AG AND VET SCI (0104E and 1299D) 

ANSC 214 — Applied Animal Physiology Laboratory 

ANSC 315— Applied Animal Nutrition 

ANSC 443 — Physiology and Biochemistry of Lactation 

OR 

ANSC 446 — Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction 

BCHM 463— Elements of Biochemistry 

OR 

BSCI 230— Cell Biology and Physiology 

BIOM 301 — Introduction to Biometrics 

CHEM 243— Organic Chemistry II 

PHYS 122— Fundamentals of Physics II 

For additional information, please contact the Associate Dean, VMRCVM, 
1203 Gudelsky Veterinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
20742, 301-314-6830. 



Advising 



Advising is mandatory. Each student will be assigned to a faculty advisor to 
assist in planning his or her academic program. For information or 
appointment: 1415A Animal Sciences Center, 301-405-1373. 



Scholarships and Awards 



American Society of Animal Sciences Scholastic Recognition and 
Department of Animal Sciences Scholastic Achievement Awards are 
presented each year at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Student Awards Convocation. The ANSC program administers several 
scholarships, including: C.W. England, Dairy Technology Society, the 
Kinghorne Fund Fellowship, the C.S. Shaffner Award, the Lillian Hildebrandt 
Rummel Scholarship, and the Owen P. Thomas Development Scholarship. 
For eligibility criteria, visit the ANSC Office, 1415A Animal Sciences Center. 



Student Organizations 



ANSC majors are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following 
social/professional student organizations. The Animal Husbandry Club, 
Sigma Alpha sorority, the University of Maryland Equestrian Club, the 
Veterinary Science Club, and the Poultry Science Club. For more 
information, visit the ANSC Office of Undergraduate Studies, 1415A Animal 
Sciences Center. 

Course Code: ANSC 



ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

1111 Woods Hall, 301-405-1423 
www.bsos.umd.edu/anth 

Professor and Chair: Chambers 

Professors: Agar (emeritus), Chernela (also LASC), Gonzalez (emerita), 

Jackson, Leone, Shackel, Whitehead, Williams 

Associate Professors: Freidenberg, Paolisso 

Assistant Professor: Stuart 

Lecturers: Cuddy, Finch, Hall, London, Wilczak 

Research Associate: Mortensen 

Faculty Research Assistant: Mumbauer 

Affiliate Faculty: Bolles (WMST), Caughey (AMST), Hanna (DANC), Harrison 

(CMLT, LASC), Kim (WMST), Robertson (MUSC) 

Adjunct Faculty: Crain (Adjunct Professor, LTG Associates), Fiske, 

McManamon (Adjunct Professor, National Park Service), Potter (Adjunct 

Professor, National Park Service), Puentes-Markides (Adjunct Professor, 

PAHO/WHO), Tashima (Adjunct Professor, LTG Associates) 

Advisor Consultant: Robinson 



The Major 



Anthropology, the study of culture, seeks to understand humans as a 
whole — as social beings who are capable of symbolic communication 
through which they produce a rich cultural record. Anthropologists try to 
explain differences among cultures — differences in physical characteristics 



as well as in customary behavior. Anthropologists study how culture has 
changed through time as the human genus has spread over the earth. 
Anthropology is the science of the biological evolution of human species, 
and the disciplined scholarship of the cultural development of human 
beings' knowledge and customary behavior. 

Anthropology at the University of Maryland offers rigorous training for many 
career options. A strong background in anthropology is a definite asset in 
preparing for a variety of academic and professional fields, ranging from the 
law and business, to comparative literature, philosophy and the fine arts. 
Whether one goes on to a Master's or a Ph.D., the anthropology B.A. 
prepares one for a wide range of non-academic employment, such as city 
and public health planning, development consulting, program evaluation, 
and public archaeology. 

Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities 

The Anthropology department offers beginning and advanced course work 
in the three principal subdivisions of the discipline: cultural anthropology, 
archaeology, and biological anthropology. Within each area, the department 
offers some degree of specialization and provides a variety of opportunities 
for research and independent study. Laboratory courses are offered 
in biological anthropology and archaeology. Field schools are offered 
in archaeology. The interrelationship of all branches of anthropology 
is emphasized. 

The undergraduate curriculum is tied to the department's Master in Applied 
Anthropology (M.A.A.) program; accordingly, preparation for non-academic 
employment upon graduation is a primary educational goal of the 
department's undergraduate course work and internship and research 
components. 

The Anthropology department has a total of four laboratories, located in 
Woods Hall, which are divided into teaching labs and research labs. The 
department's two archaeology labs, containing materials collected from 
field schools of the past several years, serve both teaching and research 
purposes. The other two laboratories are a teaching laboratory in biological 
anthropology and the Laboratory for Applied Ethnography and Community 
Action Research. 

Cultural Systems Analysis Group (CuSAG), a research and program 
development arm of the department, is located in Woods Hall. 

Center for Heritage Research Studies, located in the Department of 
Anthropology, focuses on research devoted to understanding the cultural 
characteristics of heritage and its uses. 

Requirements for Major 

Majors are required to take five courses in the core course sequence (three 
introductory courses and two advanced method and theory courses), for a 
total of 16-17 credit hours. They must also take 15 credit hours in 
anthropology electives and 18 supporting credit hours, courses that are 
primarily outside the major. Anthropology majors must also acquire a 
second language or complete a quantitative methods course. 

Required Courses: 

ANTH 220 — Introduction to Biological Anthropology 

ANTH 240 — Introduction to Archaeology 

ANTH 260 — Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and Linguistics 

At least two of the following (one must be in major's area of primary 
focus-i.e., cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology): 

ANTH 320 — Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology 

ANTH 340 — Method and Theory in Archaeology 

ANTH 360 — Method and Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology 

Quantitative Methods or Foreign Language Requirement: 

A) a quantitative methods course: 3 credit hours required — for a list 
of classes recommended for this requirement, see the Director for 
Office of Undergraduate Studies; or 

B) Three or more terms of a foreign language, depending 
upon proficiency. Proficiency may be demonstrated in one of the 
following ways: 

1) successful completion of high-school level 4 in one language, 
or 

2) successful completion of a 12-credit sequence or of the 
intermediate level in college language courses, or 

3) successful completion of a placement examination at the 
above levels in one of the campus language departments 
offering such examinations 



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Electives: 15 credit hours in anthropology electives, 9 at the 300-level 
or above 

Supporting: 18+ credit hours outside of the department (with your 
academic advisor's approval, 8 hours may be anthropology course work) 

In addition to the above requirements, anthropology majors must meet the 
requirements of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as 
the requirements of the university's general education program. 



Advising 



Undergraduate advising is coordinated by the director of Office of 
Undergraduate Studies who serves as the administrative advisor for all 
undergraduate majors and minors. All majors are required to meet with the 
director of Office of Undergraduate Studies at least once per term, at the time 
of early registration. In addition, the Anthropology department encourages 
students to select an academic advisor who will work closely with the student 
to tailor the program to fit the student's particular interests and needs. All 
Anthropology faculty members serve as academic advisors (and should be 
contacted individually). Each major is expected to select an academic advisor 
from the faculty in the field of his/her concentration (Biological Anthropology, 
Socio-Cultural Anthropology, or Archaeology), and to consult with him/her on a 
regular basis. The student's choice of a quantitative methods course must be 
approved by the student's advisor. For additional information, students should 
contact the Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. William Taft 
Stuart, 0106 Woods Hall, 301405-1435; E-mail: wstuart@bssl.umd.edu. or 
Advisor Consultant, Keisha Robinson, 1117 Woods Hall, 301-405-1436; 
E-mail: krobinson@anth.umd.edu 

Honors 

The Anthropology department also offers an Honors Program that provides 
the student an opportunity to pursue in-depth study of his or her interests. 
Acceptance is contingent upon a 3.5 GPA in anthropology courses and a 
3.0 overall average. Members of this program are encouraged to take as 
many departmental honors courses (either as HONR or as "H" sections of 
ANTH courses) as possible. The Honors Citation is awarded upon 
completion and review of a thesis (usually based upon at least one term of 
research under the direction of an Anthropology faculty member) to be done 
within the field of anthropology. Details and applications are available in 
the Anthropology Office, or from your departmental advisor. 



Student Organizations 



Anthropology Student Association (ASA). An anthropology student 
association meets regularly to plan student events and to help coordinate 
various student and faculty activities. Meeting times are posted outside 
0100 Woods Hall. 

The department and the ASA jointly sponsor a public lecture series. 

Course Code: ANTH 



APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND SCIENTIFIC 
COMPUTATION PROGRAM 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

3103 Mathematics Building, 301-405-0924 
www.amsc.umd.edu 

Director: Levermore 

Faculty: More than 100 members from 19 units. 

The Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Program offers a 
graduate program in which students combine studies in mathematics and 
application areas. The Program also offers an undergraduate Certificate in 
Computational Science. AMSC courses carry credit in mathematics, with 
the exception of AMSC 462. An undergraduate program emphasizing 
applied mathematics is available to majors in mathematics. Appropriate 
courses carry the MATH and STAT prefixes, as well as the AMSC prefix. 

Certificate in Computational Science 

The Certificate in Computational Science introduces students to basic 
computational methods for better understanding and solving problems in 
the physical sciences. Numerical techniques and computer architecture will 
be taught with the goal of applying these to situations in the physical 
sciences. Computational methods will be applied to problems that are not 
analytically tractable; for comparison, physical problems that are amenable 
to analysis will also be examined. The goal of the program is to enhance 
student understanding of numerical methods that will be of use in graduate 
school, academic research, and industry. 



Certificate Requirements 

1. Core Requirements 

The following courses are required: 

Three courses in Programming Languages, Numerical Methods, and 
Computer Architecture 

CMSC106 OR CMSC131 - Introduction to Programming 
AMSC460— Computational Methods 

AMSC462 — Intro to Comp Organization and Tools for Scientific 
Computing 

A course in which advanced computation is applied to scientific 
problems 

PHYS474— Computational Physics OR 
ASTR415 — Computational Astrophysics 

A science base 

PHYS273— Introductory Physics: Waves OR 

PHYS270 — General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity and 

Modern Physics AND 

PHYS271 — General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity and 

Modern Physics Lab 

Note: Any of CMSC106 OR CMSC131, CMSC114 OR CMSC132, CMSC214 
OR CMSC212, ENEE114, PHYS165, may be substituted for CMSC106 OR 
CMSC131. AMSC466 may be substituted for AMSC460. CMSC311 and 
CMSC351 may be substituted for AMSC462. 

2. Electives 

Elective courses must be chosen from the list below such that the entire 
sequence of courses for the Certificate meets the following two conditions: 
(a) at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level; (b) at least 12 
credit hours must be outside the major. In the case of multiple majors, at 
least 12 credit hours must be outside all the other major requirements. 

ASTR120 — Introductory Astrophysics-Solar System (3) 

ASTR121 — Introductory Astrophysics ll-Stars and Beyond (4) 

ASTR320— Theoretical Astrophysics (3) 

ASTR415 — Computational Astrophysics 

CMSC114 OR CMSC132— Computer Science I (4) 

CMSC214 OR CMSC212— Computer Science II (4) 

CMSC250— Discrete Structures (4) 

GEOL341— Structural Geology (4) 

MATH240— Introduction to Linear Algebra (4) 

MATH241— Calculus III (4) 

MATH246 — Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers (3) 

MATH431 — Geometry for Computer Graphics (3) 

MATH452 — Introduction to Dynamics and Chaos (3) 

MATH462 — Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers (3) 

MATH464 — Transform Methods to Scientists and Engineers (3) 

PHYS171 — Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Relativity (3) 

PHYS272— Introductory Physics: Fields (3) 

PHYS273— Introductory Physics: Waves (3) 

PHYS374— Intermediate Theoretical Methods (4) 

{PHYS401— Quantum Physics I (4) 

OR PHYS420— Principles of Modern Physics (3)) 
PHYS402— Quantum Physics II (4) 
PHYS404 — Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (3) 
PHYS410— Classical Mechanics (4) 
PHYS411 — Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (4) 
PHYS474— Computational Physics 

Research 

An honors program will provide opportunities for outstanding students to 
engage in research on a computational project with a faculty member. 
Students will be accepted into this program after their sophomore year 
based on their academic performance. 

To obtain more information, contact the Applied Math and Scientific 
Computing Program, 3103 Mathematics Building, UMCP, Telephone: 301- 
405-0924, www.amsc.umd.edu/ 

Course Code: AMSC 



Art History and Archaeology 91 



ARCHITECTURE 

For information, see the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation 
entry in chapter 6. 



ART (ARTT) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1211-E Art/Sociology Building 
Undergraduate Program 301-405-1445 
Graduate Program 301-405-7790 
www.art.umd.edu 

Chair: Ruppert 

Undergraduate Director: Sham 

Graduate Director: Craig 

Professor Emerita: DeMontef 

Professor Emeritus: Driskelltt 

Professors: Fabiano, Lapinski, Ruppert, Sham 

Associate Professors: Craig, Humphrey, Kehoe, Klank, Lozner, McCarty, 

Richardson, Thorpe 

Assistant Professor: Gavin, Morse 

Instructor: Jacobs, Pinder 

Part Time: Tacha 

tDistinguished Scholar-Teacher 

ttDistinguished University Professor 



professional artists' workshops in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. 
metropolitan areas. Additional information is available in the Department of 
Art office. 



The Major 



The Department of Art is a place where students transform ideas and 
concepts into objects and visual experiences. It is an environment rich in 
art theory, criticism, and awareness of diverse world culture. Students are 
taught to articulate and refine creative thought and apply knowledge and 
skill to the making of images, objects, and experimental works. Courses 
are meaningful to students with the highest degree of involvement in the 
program and those who take electives. Students majoring in Art take a 
focused program of courses folded into a general liberal arts education 
offered by the university. 

The diverse faculty of artists in the department strive to foster a sense of 
community through the common experience of the creative process, 
sharing their professional experience freely with students. 

The areas of concentration within the major are design, drawing, painting, 
printmaking, and sculpture. Areas of study include papermaking, 
photography, art theory, and digital imaging. Internships and independent 
studies are also available. 

Requirements for Major 

Undergraduate students are offered a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art . The 
requirements consist of a curriculum of 36 credits of art studio and art 
theory courses, and 12 additional credits of art history and art theory 
courses as a supporting area for a total of 48 major required credits. No 
course with a grade less than C may be used to satisfy major or supporting 
area requirements. 



Advising 



The name of the advisor for each class is available in the department 
office. Each second-semester sophomore and first-semester senior is 
required to see his or her advisor within the department. Additionally, each 
student is strongly encouraged to see his or her advisor in the department 
each semester. 



Honors Program 



The honors option is available to Art majors for the purpose of creating 
opportunities for in-depth study and enrichment in areas of special and 
creative interest. To qualify, students must be Art majors with junior or 
senior status, a major G.P.A of 3.2, and an overall G.P.A. of 3.0. The 
program requires a total of 12 credits in Honors course work. One course 
(3 credits) must be taken at the 300-level, and three courses (3 credits 
each) at the 400-level. There is a thesis component in one of the 400-level 
courses. Please consult the Honors Advisor for additional information. 

Fieldwork and Internship Opportunities 

Students in the past have worked in a variety of internship settings. These 
have included assisting professionals complete public commissions, 
commercial or cooperative gallery and exhibition duties, and working in 



Scholarships and Awards 



The Department of Art administers eight Creative and Performing Arts 
Scholarships (CAPAs) that are available to freshman and entering transfer 
students for the Fall semesters. This is a merit-based scholarship that is 
awarded on a one-year basis, and may be renewed. Additional information 
is available in the main office of the department. The James P. Wharton 
Prize is awarded to the outstanding Art major participating in the December 
or May graduation exhibition. The Van Crews Scholarship is designated for 
outstanding Art majors concentrating in design. It is awarded for one year 
and is renewable. The David C. Driskell Award for the Outstanding 
Graduating Graduate Student is awarded at the end of the academic year. 

Student Art Exhibitions 

The West Gallery (1309 Art/Sociology Building) is an exhibition space 
devoted primarily to showing students' art work, and is administered by 
undergraduate art majors assisted by a faculty advisor. 



Lecture Program 



The Department of Art has a lecture program in which artists and critics are 
brought to the campus to explore ideas in contemporary art. A strong 
component of this program is devoted to diversity. 

Course Code: ARTT 



ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (ARTH) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1211B Art/Sociology Building, 301-405-1479 
www.arthistory_archaeology.umd.edu/ 

Chair: Mansbach 

Professors: Eyo, Hargrove, Kelly, Mansbach, Miller, Pressly, Promey, Venit, 

Wheelock 

Associate Professors: Colantuono, Kuo, Spiro 

Assistant Professors: Ater, Kornbluth, Pillsbury 



The Major 



The faculty and students of the Department of Art History and Archaeology 
form a dynamic nucleus within a major research university. The program, 
leading to the B.A. degree in Art History, provides a diverse selection of 
courses in the art and archaeology of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the 
Americas. The goal of the department is to develop the student's critical 
understanding of visual culture in both art historical and archaeological 
contexts. The numerous teaching awards won by faculty members indicate 
the department's concern for excellence in undergraduate education. In 
addition to its fine undergraduate program, the department offers graduate 
studies leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. 

The department has strong coverage in Western art from the Classical 
period up to the present. In addition, by taking advantage of the unusual 
diversity of faculty interests, students can study in areas not traditionally 
offered in departments of art history and archaeology, such as art and 
archaeology of Africa, art of diaspora cultures, art and archaeology of the 
Americas, Eastern European art and Asian art. Grounding in art historical 
and archaeological theory and method is provided in a number of courses. 
Students are encouraged to supplement their art historical and 
archaeological studies with courses in other fields. Studies in archaeology 
may be pursued in cooperation with other University departments. Faculty 
fieldwork in Greece, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, and the United States affords 
undergraduates valuable first-hand experience in archaeological methods 
and practice. 

In addition to the university's excellent libraries, students can use the 
resources of the Library of Congress and other major area archives. The 
department is in the forefront of exploring digital imaging technologies for 
art historical and archaeological teaching, research, and publication. 

The location of the university between Washington and Baltimore gives 
students the opportunity to use some of the finest museum and archival 
collections in the world for their course work and independent research. 
The department encourages students to hold internships at a number of 
these institutions. Curator/professors, exhibitions in the Art Gallery at the 
University of Maryland, interactive technologies, and the extensive use of 
study collections bring regional and distant museums into the classroom. 



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Close ties between the faculty and the undergraduate community are 
fostered through directed-study courses and undergraduate research 
assistantships. Selected students also gain valuable experience as 
undergraduate tutors for large lecture classes. The undergraduate Art 
History and Archaeology Association sponsors lectures, departmental 
gatherings, and field trips to museums on the East coast. 

Requirements for the major in Art History are as follows: three ARTH 
courses (9 credits) at the 200 level; seven ARTH courses (21 credits) at 
the 300-400 level; either ARTT 100 or ARTT 110 (3 credits); a supporting 
area of four courses (12 credits) in coherently related subject matter 
outside the department of Art History and Archaeology at the 300-400 
level. No credit toward the major can be received for ARTH 100 or 355. No 
course with a grade lower than C may be used to satisfy major or 
supporting area requirements. 

Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory for all majors. 



Honors Program 



Qualified majors may participate in the department's honors program, 
which requires the completion of ARTH 496 (Methods of Art History) and 
ARTH 499 (Honors Thesis). Consult a departmental advisor for details. 

Awards 

The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers three undergraduate 
awards each year: the J.K. Reed Fellowship Award to an upper-level major 
and the George Levitine and Frank DiFederico Book Awards to seniors 
nearing graduation. 

Course Code: ARTH 



ASIAN, EAST EUROPEAN AND MIDDLE 
EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES 
(ARAB, CHIN, EALL, HEBR, JAPN, KORA, 
RUSS, SLAV) 

For information on these programs, consult the School of Languages, 
Literatures, and Cultures elsewhere in this chapter. 

ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT (ASTR) 

College of Computer, Mathematical, and 

Physical Sciences 

1204 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg., 301-405-3001 

E-mail: astrgrad@deans.umd.edu 

www.astro.umd.edu 

Chair: Mundy 

Associate Director: Trasco 

Professors: A'Hearn, Harrington, Papadopoulos, Rose, Vogel, Wilson 

Professors Emeritus: Bell, Earl, Erickson, Kundu, Leventhal, Wentzel 

Associate Professors: Hamilton, Harris, McGaugh, Miller, Ostriker, Veilleux 

Assistant Professors: Reynolds, Richardson, Ricotti 

Instructor: Deming 

Lecturer: Hayes-Gehrise 

Adjunct Professors: Gehrels, Holt, Mushotzky, White 

Senior Research Scientists: Kundu, Lisse, Sharma 

Associate Research Scientists: Arnaud, Balachandran, Killen, McFadden, 

Milikh, Pound, Schmahl, White, Wolfire 

Assistant Research Scientists: Bandler, Hewagama, Lanz, Loewenstein, 

Markwardt, Ng, Nixon, Teuben 



The Major 



The Astronomy Department offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science 
in Astronomy as well as a series of courses of general interest to non- 
majors. Astronomy majors are given a strong undergraduate preparation in 
Astronomy, Mathematics, and Physics. The degree program is designed to 
prepare students for positions in government and industry laboratories or 
for graduate work in Astronomy or related fields. A degree in Astronomy has 
also proven valuable as preparation for non-astronomical careers. 



Requirements for Major 

Astronomy majors are required to take a two-semester introductory 
Astronomy sequence: ASTR 120-121, an observing course ASTR 310 and 
an introductory Astrophysics course ASTR 320. Two additional 400-level 
Astronomy courses are also required. 

Students majoring in Astronomy are also required to obtain a good 
background in Physics and in Mathematics. The normal required sequence 
is PHYS 171, 272, 273 and the associated labs PHYS 174, 275, 276. 
With the permission of the advisor, PHYS 161, 262, 263 can be 
substituted for this sequence. PHYS 374, 401, and 404 are required. 
Astronomy majors are also required to take a series of supporting courses 
in Mathematics. These are MATH 140, 141, 240, 241, and 246. 

The program requires that a grade of C or better be obtained in all courses 
required for the major. Students planning to double major (or to seek a 
double degree) in Physics and Astronomy should note that this combination 
does not automatically satisfy CORE Advanced Studies. They should 
discuss the issue with their academic advisors to assure that their program 
meets all degree requirements. 

Detailed information on typical programs and alternatives to the standard 
program can be found in the pamphlet entitled, "Department Requirements 
for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Astronomy" which is available from the 
Astronomy Department office. 

Facilities 

The Department of Astronomy is a partner in the Combined Array for 
Research in Millimeter-Wave Astronomy (CARMA), which operates a 
millimeter wavelength radio array located near Bishop, California. The array 
is the largest and most sensitive array in the world. The Department is a 
partner with Kitt Peak National Observatory in the building of a large format 
near infrared camera for the Mayall 4-meter optical telescope. 
Opportunities are available for undergraduates to become involved in 
research with both facilities. The Department also operates a small 
observatory on campus. There are four fixed telescopes ranging in aperture 
from 20" to 7". There are also six portable 8" telescopes. Most of the 
telescopes now have CCD cameras and several are computer controlled. 
This facility is used extensively for undergraduate classes. An observatory 
Open House Program for the public is also run. Details are available from 
the Astronomy Department office. 

Courses for Non-Science Majors 

There are a variety of Astronomy courses offered for those who are interested 
in learning about the subject but do not wish to major in it. These courses are 
designed especially for the non-science major. ASTR 100 and 101 are general 
survey courses in Astronomy. They cover (briefly) all the major topics in the 
field. ASTR 220 is an introductory course dealing with the topic, "Collisions in 
Space." Several 300-level courses are offered primarily for non-science 
students who want to learn about a particular field in depth, such as the Solar 
System, Stellar Evolution, the Origin of the Universe or Life in the Universe. 

Minor 

A Minor in Astronomy may be earned by completing (with grades of C or 
better) an introductory course-like ASTR 100 or ASTR 101, ASTR 220 and 
three of the following: ASTR 300, 330, 340, 380 or 498. Contact 
Department for rules and procedures. 

Honors 

The Honors Program offers students of exceptional ability and interest in 
Astronomy opportunities for part-time research participation which may 
develop into full-time summer projects. Honors students work with a faculty 
advisor on a research project for which academic credit may be earned. 
Certain graduate courses are open for credit toward the bachelor's degree. 
(Students are accepted into the Honors Program by the Department's 
Honors Committee on the basis of grade point average or recommendation 
of faculty.) Honors candidates submit a written proposal on their research 
project and enroll in ASTR 399, complete a research project, write a thesis 
and do an oral presentation before a committee. Satisfactory grades lead 
to graduation "With Honors (or High Honors) in Astronomy." 

For Additional Information 

Further information about advising and the Honors Program can be obtained by 
calling the Department of Astronomy office at 301-405-3001. Students who 
have been away more than two years may find that due to curriculum changes 
the courses they have taken may no longer be adequate preparation for the 
courses required to complete the major. Students in this situation must meet 
with the Departmental Advisor to make appropriate plans. 



Course Code: ASTR 



Biological Resources Engineering 93 



BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING 
(ENBE) 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and 
A. James Clark School of Engineering 

1457 An. Sci. /Biological Resources Engr. Building, 301-405-1198 

E-mail: tscites@umd.edu 

www.bre.umd.edu 

Chair: Wheaton 

Professors: Johnson, Ross, Shirmohammadi, Tao, Wheaton 

Associate Professors: Baldwin, Kangas, Montas 

Assistant Professors: Becker, Felton, Tilley 

Instructor: Carr 

Emeriti: Brodie, Grant, Harris, Krewatch, Merrick, Stewart 

Adjunct Professors: Chen, Rawls 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Adams 



The Major 



This program is for students who wish to become engineers but who also 
have serious interest in biological systems and how the physical and 
biological sciences interrelate. The biological and the engineering aspects 
of plant, animal, genetic, microbial, medical, food processing, and 
environmental systems are studied. Graduates are prepared to apply 
engineering, mathematical, and computer skills to the design of biological 
systems and facilities. Graduates find employment in design, management, 
research, education, sales, consulting, or international service. 

Requirements for Major 

Biological Resources Engineers can prepare themselves for a wide variety 
of careers. Each student has the opportunity to specialize by taking 
technical electives in their interest area. Biological and engineering 
technical electives are chosen in consultation with their Departmental 
Advisor. While individuals have chosen to specialize in areas ranging from 
aquacultural engineering to biomedical engineering to food engineering, 
four specific focus areas are supported by the Department. 

Bioenvironmental and Ecosystem Engineering 

Bioenvironmental and Ecosystem Engineering is a focus area that 
concentrates on using principles of biological, environmental and 
engineering sciences to study the interacting processes necessary for a 
healthy environment. Students interested in this focus area need to 
strengthen their background in soils, ecosystem biology, natural resources, 
chemistry, fluids, hydrology, and pollution processes. 

Biomedical Engineering 

Biomedical engineering is a focus area that examines the wide range of 
activities in which the disciplines of engineering and biological or medical 
science intersect. Representative areas include: design of diagnostic and 
therapeutic devices for clinical use; development of biologically compatible 
materials; physiological modeling; and many others. 

Biotechnological Engineering 

Biotechnological Engineering is a focus area that applies scientific 
and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological 
agents. Examples of products available as a result of biotechnology 
include antibiotics, vaccines, fuels such as ethanol, dairy products, and 
microbial pesticides. 

Pre-medicine/Pre-veterinary 

The pre-professional program for pre-medical and pre-veterinary students 
advises students preparing to apply to graduate programs in these areas. 
The Departmental Advisors assist students in setting career objectives, 
and in selecting undergraduate course work to meet the admissions criteria 
of the professional schools. Advisors help students select proper chemistry 
and biological science required course sequences. 

Educational Objectives 

The objective of the undergraduate Biological Resources Engineering 
program is to produce engineers with: 

1. The ability to design products and processes related to biological 
systems. 



2. The ability to communicate well, especially with engineers and non- 
engineering biological specialists. 

3. The ability to work successfully in teams. 

4. The ability to conceptually categorize information, especially 
biological information, in order to deal effectively with technical 
advances coming at a rapid pace. 

5. Provide engineering education with a solid grounding in 
fundamentals that will have lifelong value. 

6. Provide understanding of human behavior, societal needs 
and forces, and the dynamics of human efforts and their effects on 
the environment. 

Biological Resources Engineering Curriculum 

Freshman Year 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 

*MATH 140— Calculus I 

*CHEM 135— General Chemistry I 

*BSCI 105— Principles of Biology I 

ENBE 110 — Intro, to Bio. Res. Engineering 

Total 



ENES 102— Statics 

*MATH 141— Calculus II 

*CHEM 136— General Chemistry II 

*PHYS 161— General Physics 

ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing 

Total 

Sophomore Year 

CHEM 231— Organic Chemistry 
CHEM 232— Organic Chemistry Lab 
BSCI 223— General Microbiology 
ENES 220— Mechanics of Materials 
*PHYS 260— General Physics 
PHYS 261— General Physics Lab 
Total 

MATH 246 — Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers 

ENME 232 — Thermodynamics 

ENBE 241 — Computer Use in Bioresource Engineering 

BSCI 230— Cell Biology and Physiology 

♦CORE 1 

Total 

Junior Year 

ENBE 453 — Introduction to Biological Materials 
ENBE 455 — Basic Electronic Design 
ENME 331— Fluid Mechanics 

OR ENCE 305— Basic Fluid Mechanics 
MATH 241— Calculus III 
♦CORE 1 
Total 

ECON 200 OR 201— Principles of Economics 

OR (approved substitute) 
ENBE 454 — Biological Process Engineering 
[BIOL SCI: Technical Elective] 3 
[ENGR SCI: Technical Elective] 3 
♦CORE 1 
Total 

Senior Year 

ENBE 471— Biological Systems Control 
ENBE 422 — Water Resources Engineering 

OR ENBE 456 — Biomedical Instrumentation 
ENBE 485— Capstone Design I 
[BIOL SCI: Technical Elective] 3 
ENGL 393— Technical Writing 
♦CORE 1 
Total 

ENBE 482 — Dynamics of Biological Systems 

ENBE 484— Engineering in Biology 

ENBE 486— Capstone Design II 

[ENGR SCI: Technical Elective 6 

*C0REi 

Total 

♦Satisfies General Education Requirements 



3 
4 
3 
4 
1 
15 

3 
4 
1 
3 
3 
14 



3 
1 
4 
3 
3 
1 
15 

3 
3 
3 
4 
3 
16 



3 
3 
3 

4 

3 

16 



4 
3 
3 
3 
17 



3 
3 
3 
1 
3 
3 
3 
16 

1 
3 
2 
6 
3 
15 



94 Biological Sciences Program 



Students must consult with an advisor on selection of appropriate courses 
for their particular area of study. 

No 300-level and above courses may be attempted until 56 credits have 
been earned. 

Technical electives, related to field of concentration, must be selected 
from a departmentally approved list. 

Biological Sciences (BIOL SCI) technical electives may be chosen, 
depending on students' interests, from an approved list of courses in the 
following programs: Animal Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Entomology, 
Nutrition and Food Science, Geography, Geology, Hearing and Speech, 
Health, Horticulture, Kinesiology, Meteorology, Microbiology, Natural 
Resources Management, Natural Resources Sciences, Plant Biology, 
Psychology, and Zoology. 

Engineering Sciences (ENGR SCI) technical electives may be chosen, 
also depending on students' interests, from among the following programs: 
Aerospace Engineering, Biological Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, 
Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, 
Mechanical Engineering, and Materials and Nuclear Engineering. 



Admission/Advising 



All Biological Resources Engineering majors must meet admission, 
progress, and retention standards of the Clark College of Engineering, but 
may enroll through either the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
or the School of Engineering. 

Advising is mandatory; call 301-405-7357 or 301-405-1198 to schedule an 
appointment. Contact departmental academic advisors to arrange teaching 
or research internships. 

Financial Assistance 

The department offers four scholarships specifically for Biological 
Resources Engineering majors. Cooperative education (work study) 
programs are available through the Clark School of Engineering. Part-time 
employment is available in the department, in USDA laboratories located 
near campus, and at other locations. 

Honors and Awards 

Outstanding students are recognized each year for scholastic achievement 
and for their contribution to the department, college, and university. Top 
students are selected for Alpha Epsilon, the Honor Society of Biological 
Resources Engineering, and Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. 



Student Organization 



Join BRES, the Biological Resources Engineering Society. Academic 
advisors will tell you how to become a participant. 

Course Code: ENBE 



BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM 

College of Chemical and Life Sciences 

1322 Symons Hall 

Academic Undergraduate Programs Office 

www.life.umd.edu 

Associate Director of Academic Undergraduate Programs: Joelle Presson 

The Major 

The Biological Sciences major is jointly offered by the Departments of Biology, 
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, and Entomology. All Biological Sciences 
majors complete a common sequence of introductory and supporting courses 
referred to as the Basic Program. In addition, students must complete an 
Advanced Program within one of the following specialization areas: 

Cell Biology & Genetics (CEBG) 
Ecology & Evolution (ECEV) 
General Biology (GENB) 
Microbiology (MICB) 
Physiology & Neurobiology (PHNB) 
Individualized Studies (BIVS) 



A complete list of specialization area requirements can be found on our 
website, www.life.umd.edu. Note that the Individualized Studies specialization 
(BIVS) requires permission of the Associate Director of Undergraduate 
Academic Programs, and involves an approved proposal to do coursework in 
the College and in other disciplines. Further questions about Biological 
Sciences can be directed to the Undergraduate Academic Program Office at 
301-405-6892. 

The College also works with students interested in pursuing double 
major programs with a chemial and life sciences discipline and secondary 
science education. Please contact Dr. Joelle Presson, 1326A Symons Hall, 
301-405-3892 for more information. 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

30 
15-16 



Requirements for Major 



CORE Program 

Basic Program in Biological Sciences 
BSCI105- Principles of Biology I 
BSCI106- Principles of Biology II 
BSCI222- Principles of Genetics 
BSCI 207— Organismal Diversity 



Supporting courses 30-32 

Math 220 OR 140— Calculus I 
MATH 221 OR 141— Calculus II 
*CHEM 131 & 132— General Chemistry I 
CHEM 231 & 232— Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM 241 & 242— Organic Chemistry II 
*CHEM 271 & 272— General Chemistry & Energetics, General 
Bioanalytical Lab 
PHYS 121 OR 141— Physics I 
PHYS 122 OR 142 - Physics II 

Advanced Program in Specialization Area 27 

Electives 15-18 

A grade of C or better is required for BSCI 105, 106, 222, the diversity 
course, all courses in the Advanced Program and all supporting courses 
(math, chemistry, and physics). Majors in Biological Sciences cannot use 
any Chemical and Life Sciences course to fulfill CORE Advanced Studies 
requirements, including courses in CHEM or BCHM. 

Advising 

Advising is mandatory during each pre-registration period for all Biological 
Sciences majors. All freshmen and new transfer students will be assigned 
an advisor from the College of Chemical and Life Sciences advising staff. 
Students will be assigned to a departmental faculty advisor once a basic 
sequence of courses has been successfully completed. The departmental 
faculty advisors are coordinated by the following persons for the indicated 
specialization areas. These coordinating advising offices can be contacted 
for making appointments with an advisor or for any other information 
regarding that specialization area. 



Smith 


1126B Microbiology 


301-405-2766 


CEBG, GENB, 
MICB 


Compton 


2227 Biology-Psychology 


301-405-6904 


ECEV, PHNB 


Kent 


3142 Plant Sciences 


301-405-3911 


GENB 


Presson 


1322 Symons Hall 


301-405-6892 


BIVS, Education 
Double major 



Honors 

Outstanding students are encouraged to apply to departmental Honors 
Programs. Through the Honors Programs students will become actively 
involved in the ongoing scientific research at the university. Information 
about these honors programs may be obtained from the Associate Director. 

Course Code: BSCI 



Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies 95 



BIOLOGY (BIOL) 



College of Chemical and Life Sciences 

2227 Biology-Psychology Building, 301-405-6904 
E-mail: biolugrad@umail.umd.edu 

Professor and Interim Chair: Payne 

Associate Chair: Compton 

Professors: Borgia, Carr, Cohen, Colombini, Gill, Inouye, Jeffery, O'Connor, 

Popper, Reaka-Kudla, Via, Wilkinson 

Associate Professors: Dietz, Dudash, Fagan, Fenster, Forseth, Higgins, 

Shaw, Small, Sukharev 

Assistant Professors: Bely, Haag, Hare, Lee, Quinlan, Tishkoff 

Senior Lecturers: Compton, Infantino 

Lecturers: Arnot, Jensen, Koines, Opoku-Edusei 

Jointly Appointed Faculty: Cummings, Palmer, Poeppel, Simon 

Professors Emeriti: Anastos, Clark, Corliss, Haley, Highton, Pierce 

Director of Graduate Studies: Forseth 

Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies: Compton 

The Department of Biology (comprised of former Zoology and some former 
Plant Biology department faculty) participates in teaching and advising in 
the inter-departmental undergraduate Biological Sciences Program (see 
separate listing). Faculty interest and expertise span levels of organization 
from molecules to ecosystems in animals and plants. 

Requirements for Specialization 

See Biological Sciences Program elsewhere in this chapter, or contact the 
Department of Biology Undergraduate Office. 



Adjunct Associate Professors Baehrecke, Culver, Freed, Green, Vakharia 

Adjunct Professors: Moss, Nuss, Wickner 

Research Assistant Professors: Brown, del Campillo, Cunningham 



Advising 



Advising in the Biological Sciences program is mandatory. Students are 
assigned an advisor based on their area of specialization. The Department 
of Biology faculty coordinate and advise students who specialize in 
Physiology and Neurobiology (PHNB), and Ecology and Evolution (ECEV). 
Contact the Department of Biology Undergraduate Office, 405-6904, for 
information about advising or to schedule an appointment. For advising in 
other Biological Sciences Specialization areas, see the Biological Sciences 
Program listing in this catalog. 

Honors 

The Department of Biology Honors Program offers highly motivated and 
academically qualified students the opportunity to work closely with a 
faculty mentor on an original, independent research project. Students are 
required to participate in the program for at least three semesters and 
need not have been admitted University Honors program in order to 
participate. Contact the undergraduate office for more information. 

Course Code: BSC 



BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, GENERAL 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



CELL BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS 
College of Chemical and Life Sciences 

Microbiology Building, 301-0405-5435 
www.life.umd.edu 

Chair: Ades 

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Smith 

Professors: Bean, Cooke, Gantt, Hutcheson, Joseph, Mosser, Simon, 

Stein, Sze, Wolniak, Yuan 

Associate Professors: Benson, Chang, Delwiche, DeStefano, Dinman, Liu, 

Mount, Song, Stewart, Straney 

Assistant Professors: Briken, DiRuggerio, Frauwirth, Gao, Kwak 

Instructor: Smith 

Lecturers: Shields, Moctezuma 

Professors Emeriti; Collwell, Cook, Doetsch, Hetrick, Kantzes, Lockard, 

Patterson, Pelczar, Reveal, Roberson, Weiner, 

Affiliate Assistant Professors: Perez, Hamza 

Affiliate Professors: Colombini, Jeffery, Mather 

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Wu 



The Majors 



The department participates in the teaching and advising of students in the 
Biological Sciences Program, specifically in the Specialization Areas of Cell 
Biology & Genetics (CEBG), Microbiology (MICB), and General Biology 
(GENB). Our courses are taught in four basic areas that represent faculty 
research interests and expertise including: 

• Cell and Developmental Biology 

• Genetics and Genomics 

• Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology 

• Plant Biology 

Requirements for the Specialization Areas 

See Biological Sciences Program catalog entry for more information on the 
degree requirements. 



Advising 



Advising is mandatory. The Department in coordination with the Student Affairs 
Office of the College of Chemical and Life Sciences administers the advising of 
students in the Biological Sciences specialization areas of Microbiology, Cell 
Biology and Genetics, and General Biology. Advising assignments can be 
found by contacting the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate 
Program Office or via the webapage: www.life.umd.edu/advising. 

Research Experience and Internships 

Students may participate in Department hosted research experiences in 
faculty laboratories or laboratories at off campus locations. Please contact the 
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office for more information 
or see the site: www.life.umd.edu/CBMG/undergrad/research.html 

Honors and Awards 

The Departmental Honors Program involves a long term (three semester) 
independent research project undertaken with a faculty advisor. Please contact 
the Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office for more 
information or see the site: www.life.umd.edu/CBMG/undergrad/honors.html 

The P. Arne Hansen Award is awarded annually to a Departmental Honors 
student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement through the 
research experience. The Sigma Alpha Omicron Award is giving to 
outstanding seniors who have excelled in the areas of Microbiology, or in 
Cell Biology and Genetics. The Appleman-Norton Award is given to the 
senior who has excelled in the area of Plant Biology. 

Student Organizations 

All students interested in microbiology are encouraged to join the University of 
Maryland Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology. Sigma 
Alpha Omicron is the honors chapter of this group. The groups meet regularly 
on campus. Information is available through the Undergraduate Program Office. 



CENTRAL EUROPEAN, RUSSIAN, AND 
EURASIAN STUDIES (CERE) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2115 Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-4295 
www.ceres.umd.edu 

Director: Michael David-Fox 

Professors: Herf (History), Mansbach (Art History and Archaeology), Brecht 

(Asian and East European), Tismaneanu (Government and Politics), Lampe 

(History), Murrell (Economics), Robinson (Sociology), Ruzenblit (History) 

Associate Professors: Gor, Hitchcock, Lekic, and Martin (Asian and East 

European), Kaminski (Government and Politics), M. David-Fox (History), 

Schuler (Theatre) 

Assistant Professors: Papazian (Asian and East European), K. David-Fox 

(History) 

Departmental advising is mandatory for second-semester sophomores 



96 Chemical Engineering 



The Major 



CERE offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in the 
program study Russian, Eurasian, and Central/East European culture as 
broadly as possible, striving to comprehend it in all its aspects rather than 
focusing their attention on a single element of human behavior. It is hoped 
that insights into the region's ways of life will be valuable not only as such 
but as a means to deepen students' awareness of their own society and of 
themselves. 

Course offerings are in a range of departments, including Asian and East 
European Languages and Cultures, Government and Politics, History, 
Economics, Jewish Studies, Sociology, Theatre, and Germanic Studies. 

Requirements for the CERE major include the College of Arts and 
Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits completed. The College's 
foreign-language requirement will be automatically fulfilled in the process of 
fulfilling the CERE requirement of taking either Russian, German, or a 
Central/East European language (including Czech, Polish, Hungarian, 
Serbian and Croatian, Bulgarian, and Romanian). The language requirement 
can also be fulfilled by a Eurasian language (i.e. a language from a country 
formerly part of the Soviet Union). Those interested in fulfilling the CERE 
language requirement through a Central/East European or Eurasian 
language should consult the Director upon entering the program. 

Students on the Russian language track must complete a minimum of 24 
credit hours in the Russian language and literature courses selected 
among the following equivalent courses: RUSS 101,102, 201, 202, 301, 
302, 303, 321, 322, 401, 402, 403, 404. Students interested in 
specializing primarily on Central/Eastern Europe have the option of the 
German language track, and must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours 
in the Department of Germanic Studies selected among the following 
equivalent courses: GERM 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302. Students on 
the Central/East European language track must complete the equivalent of 
24 credits hours of language study. Also accepted will be 16 credit hours 
of Russian or German and the equivalent of 8 credit hours of a 
Central/East European language. Fulfilling the language requirement 
through a Eurasian language (a language of a country of the former Soviet 
Union, such as Ukrainian, a Central Asian or Transcaucasian language) will 
be decided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the director. 

The student's advisor will be the program director or the designate. The 
student must receive a grade of C or better in all the above-mentioned 
required courses. 

In addition to language courses, students must complete 24 hours in CERE 
courses at the 300-level or above. These 24 hours must be taken in at least 
four different departments (with the School of Languages, Literatures and 
Cultures counting as a single department), and may include language- 
literature courses beyond the required 24 hours. Of the 24 hours, at least 9 
hours must be in those CERE courses with substantial and specific focus on 
Central/East Europe (for example, ARTH 488C, GVPT 359, 409, HIST 319, 
340, 443 and other special courses offered in the CERE area with the 
approval of the director) and at least 9 hours must be in those CERE courses 
with substantial and specific Russian/Eurasian focus (for example, GEOG 
325, GVPT 445, 451, 459A, 481, HIST 344, 424, 425, 442, SOCY 474, 
THET 499, and other special courses offered in the CERE area with the 
approval of the director). 

For a full listing of CERE courses, see the website www.ceres.umd.edit and 

click on "requirements." 

The various cooperating departments also offer special (i.e. non- 
permanent) seminars and courses in the Russian, East European, and 
Eurasian field. HIST 237, Russian Civilization, is recommended as a 
general introduction to the program but does not count toward the 
fulfillment of the programs' requirements. 



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (ENCH) 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg., 301-405-1935 
www.ench.umd.edu/ 

Associate Professor and Acting Chair: Adomaitis 

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies: Wang 

Associate Chair for Graduate Studies: Ehrman 

Professors: Anisimov, Barbari, Bentley, Calabrese, Choi, Greer, Weigand 

Associate Professors: Adomaitis, Ehrman, Kofinas, Wang, Zafiriou 

Assistant Professors: Dimitrakopoulos, Fisher, Klapa, Raghavan 

Emeriti: Gentry, McAvoy, Regan, Sengers, Smith 

Adjunct Professors: DiMarzio, Quackenbush, Wesson, Yang 

** Adjunct 



The Major 



The educational mission of the Chemical Engineering program is to provide 
students with a fundamental understanding of physical, chemical and 
biological processes and with the ability to apply molecular and 
biomolecular information and methods of discovery into products and the 
processes by which they are made. Our program provides the unique 
interdisciplinary academic foundation and scholarly training needed to 
address complex engineering problems with emphasis on the advancing 
fields of biological engineering and nanotechnology. 

The educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering degree program are 
to: 

1. Provide students with a solid foundation in chemical engineering 
science fundamentals as well as a broad background in science 
and mathematics to equip them to enter professional and chemical 
engineering practice and to enter graduate study at leading 
universities. 

2. Prepare students to excel in traditional chemical engineering 
careers and diverse careers in areas such as biotechnology, 
nanotechnology, medicine, law or business. 

3. Produce graduates who are equipped with quantitative problem 
solving, teamwork, communication skills, and a sense of ethics 
that will serve them throughout their careers. 

Requirements for Major 

The curriculum is composed of: 

1. The required CORE (general education) requirements of College 
Park. 

2. A core of mathematics (four semesters), physics (three 
semesters), chemistry (one freshman chemistry course, two 
organic chemistry courses, and two physical chemistry courses - 
lecture+ laboratory), and engineering sciences required of all 
engineering students. 

3. The required core of 34 credits of ENCH courses which include 
ENCH215, ENCH250, ENCH300, ENCH333, ENCH400, ENCH422, 
ENCH424, ENCH426, ENCH437, ENCH440, ENCH442, ENCH444, 
and ENCH446. 

4. Twelve credits of ENCH technical electives. A sample program 
follows. 



Freshman Year I 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 3 

ENES 102— Statics 

MATH 140— Calculus I 4 

MATH 141— Calculus II 

CHEM 133— Chemistry for Engineers (4) 

Until Spring 2001 
CHEM 135 — Chemistry for Engineers, Lecture 3 

Starting Fall 2001 
CHEM 136— Chemistry for Engineers, Lab 1 

Starting Fall 2001 
ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing 3 

PHYS 161— General Physics I 
CORE Program Requirements 
Total Credits 14 

Sophomore Year 

MATH 241— Calculus III 4 

MATH 246— Differential Equations 

PHYS 260— General Physics II 3 

PHYS 261— General Physics II lab 1 

PHYS 270— General Physics III 

PHYS 271— General Physics III lab 

CHEM 233— Organic Chemistry 4 

CHEM 243— Organic Chemistry II 

ENCH 215 — Chemical Engineering Analysis 3 

ENCH 250 — Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering 

ENCH 300 — Chemical Process Thermodynamics (Thermo I) 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

Total 18 



Semester 
II 



3 

6 

16 



17 



Chemistry and Biochemistry 97 



Junior Year 

ENES 230 — Introduction to Materials and Their Applications 3 

CHEM 482— Physical Chemistry II 3 

CHEM 483— Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 

ENCH 400 — Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Thermo 11)3 

ENCH 333— Seminar ~ 1 

ENCH 422— Transport Processes I 3 

ENCH 424— Transport Processes II 3 

ENCH 426— Transport Processes III 3 

ENCH 440— Chemical Engineering Kinetics 3 

ENCH 442 — Chemical Engineering Systems Analysis 3 

ENGL 393— Technical Writing 3 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

Total 17 16 



Honors and Awards 

Annual awards are given to recognize scholarship and outstanding service 
to the Department, College and University. These awards include the David 
Arthur Berman Memorial Award, the Engineering Society of Baltimore 
Award, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Award for 
the outstanding senior in Chemical Engineering. Chairman's awards are 
given to the junior with the highest cumulative GPA as well as to the 
outstandingjunior and outstanding senior in Chemical Engineering. 



Student Organizations 



Students operate a campus student chapter of the professional 
organization, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Omegi Chi 
Episilon is the honorary Chemical Engineering Society. 



Senior Year 

ENCH 437— Chemical Engineering Lab 3 

ENCH 444 — Process Engineering Economics and Design I 3 

ENCH 446 — Process Engineering Economics and Design II 3 

ENCH Technical Electives* ~ 6 6 

CORE Program Requirements 3 6 

Total 15 15 

Minimum Degree Credits: 128 credits and fulfillment of all Departmental, 
College, and University requirements with a cumulative grade point average 
of 2.0 

♦Students must consult with an advisor on selection of appropriate 
courses for their particular course of study. 

Technical Electives Guidelines 

Twelve credits of ENCH technical electives are required. It is recommended 
that they be taken during the senior year. 

The senior ENCH technical electives are 400-level chemical engineering 
courses, including ENCH468x, and a limited number of approved 400-level 
technical courses from outside chemical engineering. Students should 
select electives with the help of an academic advisor. Normally at least 
three of the four technical electives should be ENCH4XX; the fourth elective 
may be chosen from ENCH or from an approved list of non-ENCH technical 
courses. Business or non-technical courses are normally not approved. 

One of the electives must have significant mathematical content, and one 
of the electives must have significant biological content. Selection of the 
electives with significant mathematical or biological content is subject to 
the above constraint that at least three of the four electives are normally 
ENCH courses. 

Upon the approval of the academic advisor and written permission of the 
Department, a limited number of substitutions may be permitted. 
Substitutes, including ENCH468 Research (1-3 credits), must fit into an 
overall plan of study emphasis and ensure that the plan fulfills the 
accreditation design requirements. Students may elect to specialize in a 
specific area such as Biological Engineering or Nanotechnology and 
Macromolecular Science; or they may sample a variety of elective courses. 
Upon graduation, those who specialize in a particular technical area will 
receive a letter in recognition of their accomplishment from the Chair and the 
Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Chemical Engineering Department. A 
list of technical electives are posted at: www.ench.umd.edu/ugrad. 

Admission 

All Chemical Engineering majors must meet admission, progress, and 
retention standards of the Clark School of Engineering. 



Course Code: ENCH 



CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY 
(CHEM, BCHM) 

College of Chemical and Life Sciences 

0107H Chemistry Building, 301-405-1788 
www.chem.umd.edu 

Student Information: 2102 Chemistry Building, 301-405-1791 
www.chem.umd.edu/undergrad/Frontpage.html 

Professor and Chair; Doyle 

Associate Chairs: Ammon, Reutt-Robey 

Director, Undergraduate Programs: Montague-Smith 

Professors: Alexanderff, Allewell, Ammon, Beckett, Blough, Davis, 

DeShongf , Doyle, Eichhornt, Falvey, Fenselau, Fourkasf tt. Greer, Kahn, 

Lorimertt. Mignereyf, Miller, Mu II in, Ondov, Reutt-Robey, Rokita, Sita, 

Thirumalai, Tossell, Walters, Weekstt 

Associate Professors: Fushmanff ft, Isaacs, Julin, Kahn, Lee, C, Munoz, 

Murphy, Walker 

Assistant Professors: English, Cropp, Gerratana, Hu, Kosov, Lee, S., 

Vedernikov 

Instructors: Ebrahimian, Rebbert 

Lecturers: Boehmler, Jackson, Koppel, Lawrence, McDermott-Jones, 

Montague-Smith, White 

Emeriti: Bellama, Boyd, DeVoe, Freeman, Grim, Hansen, Helz, Henery- 

Logan, Holmlund, Huheey, Jaquith, Jarvis, Kasler, Khanna, Mazzocchi, 

McNesby, Moore, Munn, O'Haver, Pratt, Sampugna, Stewart, Stuntz 

Adjunct Professors: Khachikf f f f t, Mazzola 

f Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 

f f Distinguished University Professor 

fff Millard Alexander Professor 

f f f fResearch Associate Professor 

f f f f fSenior Research Scientist 

www.chem.umd.edu 

www.chem-umd.edu/undergrad/Frontpage.html 



The Majors 



The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers programs leading to 
B.S. degrees in both chemistry and biochemistry. The programs are 
designed to be as flexible as possible while still preparing students for 
graduate or professional school, careers in the chemical and 
pharmaceutical industries, as well as research positions in government and 
academic laboratories. 



Advising 



All students choosing Chemical Engineering as their primary field must 
see an undergraduate advisor each semester. Appointments for advising 
can be made at 2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, 
301-405-1935. 



Co-op Program 



The Chemical Engineering program works within the Clark School of 
Engineering Cooperative Engineering Education Program. For information on 
this program consult the Clark School of Engineering entry in chapter 6 of 
this catalog or call 301-405-3863. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial aid based upon need is available through the Office of Student 
Financial Aid. A number of scholarships are available through the Clark 
School of Engineering. Part-time employment is available in the department. 



Note: The lower-level courses offered by the Department of Chemistry and 
Biochemistry are changing starting in the Fall 2005 semester. The lower- 
level requirements for chemistry and biochemistry majors are reflected in 
the requirements listed below. For details, contact the Undergraduate 
Office or visit the undergraduate section of the Department's website 

Chemistry and biochemistry majors both begin their study with a common 
introductory four-semester sequence (CHEM 136, 237, 247, 276, along 
with their associated co-requisite laboratory courses (CHEM 136 and 276 
have separate laboratory courses, CHEM 137, and 277, respectively, which 
are to be taken concurrently). Other courses common to both chemistry and 
biochemistry majors include UNIV 100, ENGL 101, and CHEM 395 (a one- 
credit seminar in professional issues), CHEM 425 (Instrumental Methods), 
CHEM 481/483 (Physical Chemistry I and its laboratory). 

Supporting courses (twenty (20) credits) for both majors include introductory 
biology (BSCI 105), physics (PHYS 141/142), and mathematics (MATH 
140/141). All majors and potential majors are encouraged to consider 
taking MATH 241 (Calculus III) prior to beginning Physical Chemistry. 



98 Civil and Environmental Engineering 



UMCP students who enter a chemistry or biochemistry program after their 
first year of study who have already begun the non-majors introductory 
sequence (CHEM 131, 231, 241 and 271 along with their associated co- 
requisite laboratories CHEM 132, 232, 242 and 272 respectively) will 
complete the non-majors introductory sequence, which will fulfill the lower- 
level departmental requirements. 

Students who transfer into the UMCP chemistry or biochemistry programs 
who do not have credit for the entire four-semester introductory sequence 
(including the laboratory courses) will have their work evaluated and be 
placed into the appropriate course. At a minimum, transfer students should 
plan on taking CHEM 272 laboratory, even if they already have four 
semesters of chemistry credit. 

Requirements for Chemistry Majors 

Departmental requirements for chemistry majors include 16 credits of 
lower-level courses, 20 credits of supporting courses, and 24 credits of 
upper-level courses. In addition to the specific courses listed above, 
chemistry majors take CHEM 401 (Inorganic Chemistry), CHEM 482/484 
(Physical Chemistry II and its laboratory), and six (6) credits of electives 
selected from approved chemistry and biochemistry electives. In order to 
meet requirements for a degree approved by the American Chemical 
Society (ACS), students must complete a specific set of courses in addition 
to this curriculum. Information about ACS certification can be obtained in 
the undergraduate office. 

All required chemistry and biochemistry courses must be passed with a 
minimum grade of C. Required supporting courses, including BSCI 105, 
must be passed with a 2.0 grade average. 

Semester 
Credit Hours 

University CORE Requirements 30 

College of Chemical and Life Sciences Core Requirements 5* 

Departmental Requirements 40 

Supporting Courses 16 

Electives 29 

Total 120 

Requirements for Biochemistry Majors 

Departmental requirements for biochemistry majors include 16 credits of 
lower-level courses, 20 credits of supporting courses, and minimum of 25 
credits of upper-level courses. In addition to the specific courses listed 
above, biochemistry majors take BCHM 485 (Biophysical Chemistry, can be 
replaced by CHEM 482), twelve (12) credits of biochemistry (BCHM 461, 
462, 465 and BCHM 464 (Biochemistry Laboratory)). Two additional 
biological science courses (six credits minimum) chosen from an approved 
list are required. Specific Information about course requirements can be 
obtained in the undergraduate office. 

All required chemistry, biochemistry, and upper-level biological sciences 
courses must be passed minimum grade of C. Required supporting 
courses, including BSCI 105, must be passed with a 2.0 grade average. 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

30 
5* 
40 
16 
29 
120 



for departmental honors. After successful completion of a senior honors 
thesis and seminar, graduation "with honors" or "with high honors" in 
chemistry or biochemistry can be attained. 



Student Organizations 



University CORE Requirements 

College of Chemical and Life Sciences Core Requirements 

Departmental Requirements 

Supporting Courses 

Electives 

Total 



Advising 

There is mandatory advising for all Life Science majors each semester. 
Advising appointments can be made by contacting the undergraduate 
office. 2102 Chemistry Building, 301-405-1791. 

Financial Assistance 

Two scholarships are available for majors: the Isidore and Annie Adler 
Scholarship of $500 to an outstanding major with financial need and the 
Leidy Foundation Scholarships of $600 to two outstanding junior majors. 
No application is necessary, as all majors are automatically reviewed by the 
Awards Committee. 

Honors and Awards 

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better who have completed two semesters of 
CHEM 399 (Introduction to Chemical Research) have an opportunity to sign 
up for CHEM 398 (Honors Research) in their senior year and be considered 



Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity is a professional fraternity which 
recruits men and women students from chemistry, biochemistry, and 
related science majors during each fall and spring semester. The fraternity 
holds weekly meetings and provides tutoring for students in lower-level 
chemistry courses. The office is in Room 2106A Chemistry Building. Dr. 
Lyle Isaacs (3341 Chemistry Building, 301-405-1884)) is the faculty 
advisor. 

The student affiliate program of the American Chemical Society (SA-ACS) is 
designed to introduce students in chemistry, biochemistry and related 
fields to a variety of professional activities. Student affiliates will gain skills 
and make contacts aimed at launching a successful career in science. 
Activities include networking and meeting with professionals, attending 
national meetings and participating in public outreach programs. Affiliates 
also receive subscriptions to Chemical & Engineering News, the 
undergraduate career in Chemistry, as well as gaining on-line access to 
announcements regarding job and intern opportunities. The student affiliate 
office is located in Room 2112A of the Chemistry Building. For more 
information contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Doug English 
(denglish@wam.umd.edu). 

Course Codes: CHEM, BCHM 



CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 
(ENCE) 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

1173 Engineering Classroom Building, 301-405-1974 
www.civil.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Haghani 

Professors: Aggour, Amde, Ayyub, Baecher, G. Chang, Davis, Goodings, 

Hao, Mahmassani, McCuen, Schelling, Schonfeld, Sternberg, Vannoy 

Research Professors: Galloway, Wright 

Affiliate Professors: Gansler, Golden, Kalnay 

Associate Professors: Austin, Brubaker, P. Chang, Goulias, Lovell, Moglen, 

Schwartz, Seagren, Torrents 

Senior Research Scientist: Milner 

Associate Research Engineer: Fu 

Assistant Professors: Aydilek, Clifton, Gabriel, Medina, Miller-Hooks, Tseng 

Professors Emeriti: Albrecht, Birkner, Carter, Colville, Donaldson, Ragan, 

Witczak 



The Major 



Civil and environmental engineering is a people-serving profession, 
concerned with the planning, design, construction and operation of large 
complex systems such as buildings and bridges, water purification and 
distribution systems, highways, rapid transit and rail systems, ports and 
harbors, airports, tunnels and underground construction, dams, power- 
generating systems, and structural components of aircraft and ships. Civil 
and environmental engineering also includes urban design and city planning, 
water and land pollution and treatment problems, and disposal of hazardous 
wastes and chemicals. The design and construction of these systems are 
only part of the many challenges and opportunities for civil and 
environmental engineers. Ongoing advances in computers, communications, 
and data management have provided new resources that are widely used by 
the professional civil and environmental engineer in providing safe, 
economical, and functional facilities to serve our society. 

Requirements for Major 

The Department offers a program of study leading to an ABET-accredited 
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree. Each student 
specializes in one of three tracks: Infrastructure Engineering (Structural and 
Geotechnical), Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, or 
Transportation Systems and Project Management. A total of 122 credit 
hours (123 for the Environmental and Water Resources Track) are required 
for a BSCE degree with emphasis in basic science (mathematics, 
chemistry, and physics), engineering science (mechanics of materials, 
statics, and dynamics), basic civil and environmental engineering courses; 
required courses in the selected track; technical electives; and a senior 
capstone design course. The curriculum provides a sensible blend of 
required courses and electives, permitting students to pursue their 
interests without the risk of overspecialization. 



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Department Mission Statement 

The mission of the Department is threefold: (1) Provide a high quality, 
challenging education that encompasses breadth and depth; and prepare 
graduates to be proficient in both analysis and synthesis facets of civil 
engineering design; (2) Maintain a strong research program that is 
recognized for excellence in major areas of civil and environmental 
engineering; (3) Provide service to the University, the civil engineering 
profession, and the community at large. 

The Department provides an educational program of basic and specialized 
engineering knowledge necessary for its graduates to be proficient in 
recognized specialties of civil engineering. This preparation provides 
graduates with the tools needed for successful practice in the period 
following graduation. In addition to general and technical education, the 
educational program stresses professional and ethical responsibilities, an 
awareness of societal issues, and the need for life-long learning. 

The Department contributes to the advancement of knowledge through 
research on important engineering problems. The research results are 
communicated through recognized channels of knowledge dissemination. 

The Department serves the needs of the community by emphasizing global 
and societal issues. The Department addresses these issues through 
University and professional channels and contributes to their solutions. 

Program Educational Objectives 

The Department - building upon the above mission - established three 
program educational objectives: 

1. Prepare our graduates for competent professional practice within civil 
engineering related industries of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. 

2. Create a cadre of graduates with the breadth of interests and skills to 
take on challenging new areas of engineering practice. 

3. Instill in our graduates a recognition of the importance of continuing 
professional development. 

Program Outcomes 

The Department has established twenty program outcomes, which include 
ABET's (a) through (k) criteria, plus four additional American Society of Civil 
Engineers (ASCE) outcomes. The outcomes are listed below, together with 
Department-specific interpretations, following ASCE. 

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics. A technical core of 
knowledge and breadth of coverage in mathematics, science, and civil 
engineering, including the fundamentals of several recognized major 
CE areas: mathematics through differential equations, probability and 
statistics. 

2. An ability to apply knowledge of basic science. Mastery of coursework 
in: calculus-based physics, biology*, chemistry, ecology*, and 
geology/geomorphology. 

3. An ability to apply knowledge of engineering principles. Mastery of 
coursework in: engineering economics, mechanics, material 
properties, systems, and geo-spatial representation. 

4. An ability to use computers to solve engineering problems. Mastery of 
coursework in information technology. 

5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. The 
ability to assess situations in order to identify engineering problems, 
formulate alternatives, and recommend feasible solutions. 

6. An ability to design & conduct experiments. In at least one of the 
major recognized CE areas, should be able to design and conduct 
field and laboratory studies, gather data, create numerical and other 
models, and then analyze and interpret the results (e.g., traffic, 
geotechnical, and water quality investigations). 

7. An ability to analyze and interpret data. (See #6). 

8. An ability to design a component, system or process to meet desired 
needs. Critical design methodology and process elements include 
problem definition, scope, analysis, risk assessment, creativity, 
synthesizing alternatives, iteration, codes, safety, security and 
constructability, sustainability, and multiple objectives and various 
perspectives. Other important design or design procurement 



elements are bidding versus qualifications-based selection; 
estimating engineering costs; interaction between planning, design 
and construction; owner-engineer relationships; and life-cycle 
assessment. Understanding large-scale systems is important, 
including the need to integrate information, organizations, people, 
processes, and technology. Design experiences should be integrated 
throughout the professional component of the curriculum. 

9. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and tools of modern 
engineering. This includes the role and use of appropriate information 
technology, contemporary analysis and design methods, and 
applicable design codes and standards as practical problem-solving 
tools to complement knowledge of fundamental concepts. Also 
included is the ability to select the appropriate tools for solving 
different types and levels of problems. 

10. An ability to write effectively. Effective communication includes 
listening, observing, reading, speaking, and writing and requires 
understanding of the fundamentals of interacting effectively with 
technical and non-technical or lay individuals and audiences in a variety 
of settings. Our graduates need to be versatile with mathematics, 
graphics, the worldwide web and other communication tools. 

11. An ability to speak effectively. See #10. 

12. An ability to function effectively as part of a team. Be able to: lead a 
design or other team as well as participate as a member of a team; 
demonstrate an understanding of team formation and evolution, 
personality profiles, team dynamics, collaboration among diverse 
disciplines, problem solving, and time management; and be able to 
foster and integrate diversity of perspectives, knowledge and 
experience. 

13. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 
Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to practice 
according to the seven Fundamental Canons of Ethics and the 
associated Guidelines to Practice Under the Fundamental Canons of 
Ethics. 

14. A knowledge of contemporary issues in engineering. Should 
appreciate the relationship of engineering to critical contemporary 
issues such as multicultural globalization of engineering practice; 
raising the quality of life around the globe; the growing diversity of 
society; and the technical, environmental, societal, political, legal, 
aesthetic, economic, and financial implications of engineering 
projects. 

15. An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global 
and society context. Need to appreciate, from historical and 
contemporary perspectives, culture, human and organizational 
behavior, aesthetics and ecology and their impacts on society. 
Includes history and heritage of the CE profession. 

16. An awareness of the need to continually upgrade one's technical 
knowledge base and skills. Life-long learning mechanisms available 
for personal and professional development include additional formal 
education, continuing education, professional practice experience, 
active involvement in professional societies, community service, 
coaching, mentoring, and other learning and growth activities. 
Personal and professional development can include developing 
understanding of and competence in goal setting, personal time 
management, communication, delegation, personality types, 
networking, leadership, the socio-political process, and effecting 
change. Professional development can, in addition to the preceding, 
include career management, increasing discipline knowledge, 
understanding business fundamentals, contributing to the profession, 
considering self-employment, achieving licensure and specialty 
certification, and additional graduate studies. 

17. An ability to apply knowledge in a specialized area related to civil 
engineering. For a professional civil engineer, specialized technical 
coursework (or the equivalent) is necessary. Examples of specialized 
technical areas include environmental engineering, structural 
engineering, construction engineering and management, public works 
management, transportation engineering and water resources 
management. Civil engineering specializations in non-traditional, 
boundary, or emerging fields such as ecological engineering and 
nanotechnology are encouraged. 



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18. An understanding of the elements of project management, 
construction, and asset management. Efforts of the professional civil 
engineer often lead, in the context of projects, to construction of 
structures, facilities and systems that, in turn, must be operated and 
maintained. Project management essentials include project manager 
responsibilities, defining and meeting client requirements, risk 
assessment and management, stakeholder identification and 
involvement, contract negotiation, project work plans, scope and 
deliverables, budget and schedule preparation and monitoring, 
interaction among engineering and other disciplines, quality 
assurance and quality control, and dispute resolution processes. 
Important construction elements are owner-engineer-contractor 
relationships; project delivery systems (e.g., design-bid-build, design- 
build); estimating construction costs; bidding by contractors; labor and 
labor management issues; and construction processes, methods, 
systems, equipment, planning, scheduling, safety, cost analysis and 
cost control. Asset management seeks effective and efficient long- 
term ownership of capital facilities via systematic acquisition, 
operation, maintenance, preservation, replacement, and disposition. 
Goals include optimizing life-cycle performance, minimizing life-cycle 
costs, and achieving maximum stakeholder benefit. Tools and 
techniques include desgn innovations, new construction technologies, 
materials improvements, geo-mapping, database management, value 
assessment, performance models, web-based communication, and 
cost accounting. Including asset management recognizes that civil 
engineers, during their careers, are likely to be involved with some 
aspect of capital facilities management. 

19. An understanding of business and public policy and administration 
fundamentals. The professional civil engineer typically functions 
within both the public and private sectors that requires at least an 
understanding of business, public policy, and public administration 
fundamentals. Important business fundamentals topics as typically 
applied in the private, government and non-profit sectors include legal 
forms of ownership, organizational structure and design, income 
statements, balance sheets, decision (engineering) economics, 
finance, marketing and sales, billable time, overhead, and profit. 
Essential public policy and administration fundamentals include the 
political process, public policy, laws and regulations, funding 
mechanisms, public education and involvement, government-business 
interaction, and the public service responsibility of professionals. 

20. An understanding of the role of the leader and leadership principles 
and attitudes. Leading, in the private and public arena — which differs 
from and complements managing — requires broad motivation, 
direction, and communication knowledge and skills. Attitudes 
generally accepted as being conducive to leadership include 
commitment, confidence, curiosity, entrepreneurship, high 
expectations, honesty, integrity, judgment, persistence, positiveness, 
and sensitivity. Desirable behaviors of leaders, which can be taught 
and learned, include earning trust, trusting others, formulating and 
articulating vision, communication, rational thinking, openness, 
consistency, commitment to organizational values, and discretion with 
sensitive information. 

* Increased exposure to or emphasis on biological systems, ecology, 
sustainability, nanotechnology, and information technology is expected to 
occur in the 21st century. 

Semester 

Credit Hours 

Freshman Year (All Civil & Environmental Engineering) I II 

MATH 140— Calculus I 4 

MATH 141— Calculus II 4 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers 3 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 3 

ENES 102— Statics " 3 

ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing 3 

PHYS 161— General Physics 3 

ENCE 100 — Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering 1 

CORE Program Requirements 6 

Total 14 



Sophomore Year (All Civil & Environmental Engineering) 

MATH241— Calculus III 4 

MATH 246 — Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers 

PHYS 260, 261— General Physics II with Lab " 4 

ENES 220— Mechanics of Materials 3 

ENCE 200 — Engineering Information Processing I 3 

ENCE 201 — Engineering Information Processing II 

ENCE 215 — Applied Engineering Science 3 

ENCE 305 — Fundamentals of Engineering Fluids 

CORE Program Requirements 

Total 17 



16 



Junior Year 

Infrastructure Engineering Track I 

ENGL 393— Technical Writing 

ENES 221— Dynamics 3 

ENCE 300 — Fundamentals of Engineering Materials 3 

ENCE 301— Geo-Metrics and GIS in Civil Engineering 3 

ENCE 302— Probability and Statistics for Civil & 

Environmental Engineers 
ENCE 340 — Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering 
ENCE 353 — Introduction to Structural Analysis 3 

ENCE 355 — Introduction to Structural Design 
ENCE Electives* ' 3 

CORE Program Requirements 
Total 15 

Transportation Systems & Engineering Management Track 

ENGL 393— Technical Writing 

ENCE 300 — Fundamentals of Engineering Materials 3 

ENCE 301— Geo-Metrics and GIS in Civil Engineering 3 

ENCE 302— Probability and Statistics for Civil & 

Environmental Engineers 
ENCE 320 — Engineering Project Management 3 

ENCE 360 — Analysis of Civil Engineering Systems 
ENCE 370 — Introduction to Transportation Engineering 

& Planning 3 

ENCE 472 — Transportation Engineering 

ENCE Electives* " * 3 

CORE Program Requirements 
Total 15 

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Track 

ENGL 393— Technical Writing 

BSCI 105— Principles of Biology I 4 

ENCE 300 — Fundamentals of Engineering Materials 

ENCE 301— Geo-Metrics and GIS in Civil Engineering 3 

ENCE 302— Probability and Statistics for Civil & 3 

Environmental Engineers 
ENCE 310 — Introduction to Environmental Engineering 
ENCE 402 — Simulation and Design of Experiments for Engineers 
ENCE 431— Hydrologic Engineering 

ENCE Electives* 3 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

Total 16 

Senior Year 

Infrastructure Engineering Track 

ENCE 320 — Engineering Project Management 3 

ENCE 441— Foundation Design 3 
ENCE 466 — Design of Civil Engineering Systems 

ENCE Electives * 3 

ENCE Restricted Electives ** 3 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

Total 15 

Transportation Systems & Engineering Management Track 

ENCE 402 — Simulation and Design of Experiments for Engineers 

ENCE 422 — Project Cost Accounting & Economics 

ENCE 423— Project Planning, Scheduling & Control 3 

ENCE 470— Highway Engineering 3 

ENCE 466 — Design of Civil Engineering Systems 

ENCE Electives* 6 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

Total 15 

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Track 

ENCE 411 — Environmental Engineering Science 3 

ENCE 422 — Project Cost Accounting & Economics 

ENCE 412 — Environmental Engineering Unit Operations 

ENCE 432— Ground Water Hydrology 3 

ENCE 466 — Design of Civil Engineering Systems 

ENCE Electives* 6 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

Total 15 



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Minimum Degree Requirements: 122 credits(123 for the Environmental and 
Water Resources Engineering Track) and the fulfillment of all departmental, 
school, and University requirements with a cumulative grade point average 
of at least 2.0. Additional semester credits will be involved to the extent 
that courses carrying more than three credits are selected. 

*ENCE electives are to be selected as follows: 



3 

6 

15 



Communication 101 



Two electives: one from each of the two tracks in which the student is not 
specializing; each must be a 300 or 400 level class chosen from among 
approved courses from that track. The remaining electives: Any 300 or 400 
level ENCE class not required for the student's chosen track; other senior 
level mathematics, science, and engineering courses, with the approval of 
the Department. 

"ENCE restricted electives are to be taken from the following list: ENCE 
361, ENCE 444, and ENCE 453. 

Admission/Advising 

See the entrance requirements for the A. James Clark School of 
Engineering in Chapter 6. Civil and environmental engineering students are 
advised by Dr. Kaye Brubaker, who assists in course selection and 
scheduling until the semester in which the student completes the basic 
requirements common to all tracks. At that point, students will be directed 
to another faculty member who serves as specialty advisor for their track. 
For advising, contact Dr. Brubaker, 301-405-1965. 

Fieldwork and Internship Opportunities 

Several excellent co-op opportunities are available for Civil and 
Environmental Engineering students. See the A. James Clark School of 
Engineering entry in chapter 6 of this catalog for a full description of the 
Engineering co-op program, or contact Ms. Heidi Sauber, 301-405-3863. 

Financial Assistance 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards a number of 
academic scholarships. These awards are designated primarily for junior 
and senior students. A department committee evaluates applications each 
year. See the School of Engineering web site for information and 
application instructions. 

Honors and Awards 

See A. James Clark School of Engineering Honors Program. The 
Department of Civil Engineering offers the following awards: 1) The 
Civil Engineering Outstanding Senior Award; 2) The ASCE Outstanding 
Senior Award; 3) The Woodward-Clyde Consultants Award; 4) The Bechtel 
Award; 5) The Chi Epsilon Outstanding Senior Award; 6) The Ben Dyer 
Award; 7) The ASCE Maryland Section Award; and 8) The Department 
Chairman's Award. 



Student Organizations 



Student organizations include the American Society of Civil Engineers and 
Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapters, which are open to 
all civil and environmental engineering students. The Civil Engineering 
Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, elects members semi-annually. Information on 
membership and eligibility for these student organizations may be obtained 
from the president of each organization. See the Department web site for 
contact information. 

Course Code: ENCE 



CLASSICS (CLAS) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-2014 
E-mail: jf41@umail.umd.edu 
www.classics.umd.edu 

Professor: Hallettf 

Associate Professors: Doherty, Lee, Rutledge, Staley, Stehle 

tDistinguished Scholar-Teacher 



Option A: Latin 

Thirty credits of Latin at the 200-level or higher, at least 12 of which 
must be at the 400-level or higher, plus nine to twelve credits of supporting 
courses at any level in CLAS, GREK, or related fields such as HIST and 
ARTH. 

Option B: Greek 

Thirty credits of Greek at the 200-level or higher, at least 12 of which 
must be at the 400-level or higher, plus nine to twelve credits of supporting 
courses at any level in CLAS, LATN, or related fields such as HIST and 
ARTH. 

Option C: Latin and Greek 

Eighteen credits of either Latin or Greek and 12 hours of the other classical 
language, plus nine hours of supporting courses (for example, CLAS 170, 
HIST 110, and a 300- or 400-level course in Greek or Roman history). 
Students with no previous training in the second language may count 
introductory level courses as part of the 12-hour requirement. 

Option D: Classics in Translation (Classical Humanities) 

Eighteen credits in CLAS courses; 12 credits in Latin or Greek courses; and 
12-14 credits in supporting courses (normally upper level courses in Art 
History, Archaeology, Architecture, Government, History, Linguistics, or 
Philosophy). Note: Students are encouraged to substitute 300- and 400- 
level courses in LATN and GREK for some of the 18 required credits in 
CLAS. 100 and 200-level courses in GREK may be included among the 
supporting credits if the student's 12 language credits are taken in Latin, 
and 100 and 200-level courses in LATN may be included among the 
supporting credits if the student's 12 language credits are taken in GREK. 

Students are encouraged to take as much language as possible, but 
should take language courses sequentially, i.e., 101, 102, 201. Once 
credit has been received in a higher-level language acquisition or grammar 
course, a lower-level course may not be taken for credit. The student 
should begin the sequence at the appropriate level. 

Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory for all majors every semester. 

Minors 

Classical Mythology 

This minor will introduce students to classical mythology, its uses within 
ancient Greek and Roman culture, and its subsequent influence on art and 
literature. The minor requires 15 credits: 



Required courses: 



CLAS 170- 
CLAS 470- 



-Greek and Roman Mythology 
-Approaches to Greek Myth 



In addition, the student must choose three courses from the following list, 
two of which must be at the 3 OR 400 level: 



CLAS 270 — Greek Literature in Translation 

CLAS 271 — Roman Literature in Translation 

CLAS 320— Women in Classical Antiquity 

CLAS 330 — Ancient Greek Religion: Gods, Myths, Temples 

CLAS 340 — Ancient Roman Religion: From Jupiter to Jesus 

CLAS 370 — Classical Myths in America 

CLAS 374 — Greek Tragedy in Translation 

CLAS 419— The Classical Tradition 



Students interested in pursuing this minor should consult with the 
Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Classics. 

Course Codes: CLAS, GREK, LATN 



The Major 

Classics is the study of the languages, literature, culture and thought of 
ancient Greece and Rome. Students at the University of Maryland may 
major in Classical Languages and Literatures with four options and may 
enroll in a variety of courses on the classical world. These options include 
Latin, Greek, Greek and Latin, and Classical Humanities. 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the Classics major include the College of Arts and 
Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits completed. 

The College foreign-language requirement will be automatically fulfilled in 
the process of taking language courses in the major. 



COMMUNICATION (COMM) 
(FORMERLY SPEECH COMMUNICATION) 



College of Arts and Humanities 

2130 Skinner Building, 301-405-8979 
(undergraduate office) 
www.comm.umd.edu 



main office), 405-6519 



Professor and Chair: Finkt 

Professors: J. Grunig, L. Grunig, E. Toth, Wolvin 

Associate Professors: Cai, Gaines, Klumpp, McCaleb, S. Parry-Giles, Tonn 

Assistant Professors: Aldoory, Bowen, T. Parry-Giles, Turner 



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Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer: Waks 

Outreach Coordinator: Gowin 

Coordinator of Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove: Harper 

Visiting Assistant Professors: Chung, Hubbard 

Visiting Professor: Kendall 

Lecturers: Banas, Cronin, Drake, Mason, Phillips, Rockland, Tenney, R. Toth, 

Zhang 

Affiliate Professors: Fahnestock (ENGL), Gurevitch (JOUR), Kruglanski 

(PSYC), Rosenfelt (WMST) 

Affiliate Associate Professors: Gefland (PSYC), McDaniel (KNES) 

Research Associate: Garst, Dinauer, Meffert 

^Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 

Communication takes as its subject matter the history, processes, and 
effects of human communication through speech and its extensions. The 
departmental curriculum is designed to provide a liberal education in the 
arts and sciences of human communication as well as preparation for 
career opportunities in business, government, education, and related 
fields. Within the curriculum, students may pursue academic programs that 
emphasize many disciplinary areas, including intercultural communication, 
political communication, public relations, negotiation and conflict 
management, cognition and persuasion, rhetorical theory, history of 
rhetoric, and criticism of public discourse. Departmental advising is 
mandatory for new majors, second semester sophomores, and seniors. 

Admission to the Major 

First-time Freshman 

All first-time freshmen who designate communication as a major prior to 
the end of the final exam period of their first semester will be admitted 
directly into the program. They must sign a Memorandum of Understanding 
that states that they understand that by the semester in which they attain 
45 University of Maryland credits (excluding AP), they must meet the 
following Gateway requirements. 

a. Complete 50% of the CORE requirements, including Fundamental 
Studies requirements in Mathematics and English. 

b. Complete one of the following courses with a grade of C or better: 
BMGT230, CCJS200, EDMS451, PSYC200, S0CY201, or equivalent. 

c: Complete COMM 107, COMM 200, or COMM 230 with a grade of C 
or better 

d. Complete COMM 250 with a grade of C or better and 

e. AGPAof 2.0 or better 

Students may repeat only one of the Gateway courses and that may be 
repeated only once in their attempt to meet the requirements and students 
who fail to meet them by the semester in which they attain 45 credits will 
be dismissed from the program and cannot reapply. 

Transfer Students 

Internal and external transfer students who meet the Gateway requirements 
specified above and have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all college level 
coursework may apply to the program up until and including the semester 
in which they reach 60 credits. (Students are encouraged to apply at any 
time prior to reaching 60 credits as long as the requirements have been 
completed.) 

For those students who meet the Gateway requirements and who apply 
after the semester in which they reach 60 credits, admission is competitive 
and on a space-available basis. 

Newly admitted transfer students who have more than 60 credits have only 
their first semester at the University of Maryland to complete the Gateway 
requirements. 

Appeals 

All students may appeal admission decisions. Students directly admitted 
as freshmen, who are dismissed because of failure to meet Gateways or 
be in good academic standing at 45 credits, may appeal directly to the 
Undergraduate Director in the Department of Communication. All other 
students who are denied admission may appeal to the Office of Admission 
of the University. 



The Major 



Requirements for the Communication major include a minimum of 45 
upper-level credits and the foreign language requirement of the College of 
Arts and Humanities. No course with a grade less than C may be used to 
satisfy major requirements. 

For coursework in Intercultural Communication, Mediated Communication, 
Negotiation and Conflict Management, Persuasion and Attitude Change, 
Political Communication, Public Relations, and Rhetoric and Public 
Discourse, see the Department of Communication. For academic programs 
in Print News, Broadcast News, Magazine and On-Line Journalism, and 
copy-editing see the College of Journalism. 

Requirements for Major 

The course of study for a Communication major must satisfy all of the 
following requirements. 

1. One course from the following list: COMM 107, 200, or 230. 

2. COMM 250, 400, and 401. 

3. Completion of one of the following tracks: Communication 
Research, Communication Studies, Public Relations, or Rhetoric 
and Public Discourse. 

a. Communication Research COMM 402 

Five courses from the following: COMM 420, 424, 425, 426, 
435, 470, 475, 477, 482. 6 semester hours in COMM at least 
three of which are at the 300-400 level. One course from the 
following (Statistical Analysis): PSYC 200, SOCY 201, BMGT 
230, EDMS 451 or an equivalent course. One course from the 
following (Structural Analysis of Language): LING 200, HESP 
120, ANTH 380 or an equivalent course. 9 semester hours in 
courses related to Communication Research in one department 
other than COMM 

b. Communication Studies COMM 402 

One course from the following: COMM 420, 424, 425, 426, 
435, 470, 475, 477, 482. One course from the following: 
COMM 330, 360, 450, 451, 453, 455, 460, 461, 469, 471, 
476. 15 semester hours in COMM courses at least 12 of which 
must be at the 300-400 level. One course from the following 
(Statistical Analysis): PSYC 200, SOCY 201, BMGT 230, EDMS 
451 or an equivalent course. One course from the following 
(Structural Analysis of Language): LING 200, HESP 120, ANTH 
380 or an equivalent course. 9 semester hours in courses 
related to Communication Studies in one department other 
than COMM 

c. Public Relations COMM 231 and COMM 232; COMM 350, 351, 
352, 386 (only 3 credits apply to major), and 483. 3 semester 
hours in COMM at the 300-400 level. One course from the 
following (Statistical Analysis): PSYC 200, SOCY 201, BMGT 
230, EDMS 451 or an equivalent course. One course from the 
following (Economics): ECON 200 or 201 9 semester hours in 
courses related to Public Relations in one department other 
than COMM or JOUR. 

d. Rhetoric and Public Discourse COMM 450 
Five courses from the following: COMM 330, 360, 451, 453, 
455, 460, 461, 469, 471, 476. 6 semester hours in COMM at 
least three of which must be at the 300-400 level 
One course from the following (Critical Analysis of Discourse): 
AMST 432, CMLT 488, ENGL 453, JWST 263, PHIL 233 
One course from the following (Structural Analysis of 
Language): LING 200, HESP 120, ANTH 380 or an equivalent 
course 9 semester hours in course related to Rhetoric and 
Public Discourse in one department other than COMM 

Because the department's curriculum changes over time, the department's 
Undergraduate Director may approve other appropriate Communication 
courses to meet the requirements for each track. 

Courses required for the Communication major but taken outside COMM 
may be used to satisfy CORE requirements. 

Communication offers special opportunities for majors. Superior students 
may participate in an Honors Program; contact the Honors Director. The 
department sponsors a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society. 
An internship program is also available to students doing work related to 
the major; contact the outreach coordinator. Note: COMM386, only 3 
credits apply to major. 



Course Code: COMM 



Computer Engineering 103 



COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PROGRAM 
(CMLT) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2107 Susquehanna Hall, 405-2853 



(Spanish and Portugese) 



Core Faculty 

Acting Director: Caramello (English) 

Professors: Collins* (English), Fuegi, Harrison* 

Associate Professor: Wang*(English) 

Instructor: Robinson 

♦Joint appointment with unit indicated 

tDistinguished Scholar-Teacher 



Affiliate Faculty 

Professors: Alford, Auchard, Barry, Bolles, Caramello, Caughey, Chambers, 
Cross, Cypess, Donawerth, Fahnestock, Flieger, Grossman, Hallett, 
Kauffman, Kelly, Leinwand, Leonardi, M. Smith, Pearson, Robertson 
Associate Professors: Brami, J. Brown, Cate, Cohen, Coustaut, Doherty, 
Falvo, Igel, Kerkham, King, Kuo, Mintz, Norman, Peres, Ray, Richardson, 
Sherman, Strauch, Williams, Withers, Zilfi 

Course Code: CMLT 



COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ENCP) 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

2429 A.V. Williams Building, 301-405-3685 
E-mail: eceadvis@deans.umd.edu 
www.ece.umd.edu 

Chair: Marcus 

Associate Chairs: Blankenship (External Relations), Rhee (Facilities and 

Services), Orloff (Undergraduate Studies), Franklin (Graduate Studies) 

Professors: Agrawal, Aloimonos, Basili, Chellappa, Davis, DeClaris, Elman, 

Gasarch, Gligor, Hendler, Jaja, Khuller, Minker, Mount, Nakajima, Nau, 

O'Leary, Oruc, Perlis, Pugh, Reggia, Roussopoulos, Samet, Shankar, 

Shneiderman, Smith, Stewart, Subrahmanian, Vishkin, Zelkowitz 

Associate Professors: Bhattacharyya, Door, Franklin, Holingsworth, Jacob, 

Jacobs, Keleher, Kruskal, Porter, Purtilo, Silio, Srinivasan, Tseng, Varshney, 

Yeung 

Assistant Professors: Arbaugh, Barua, Bederson, Bhattacharjee, Chawathe, 

Foster, Getoor, Hicks, Katz, Memon, Sussman 

Emeriti: Chu, Kanal, Ligomenides, Miller, Minker, Petrou, Pugsley, Qu, 

Rosenfeld, Srivastaug 



The Major 



The computer engineering major combines the strengths of both the 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of 
Computer Science to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. 
The program encompasses the study of hardware, software, and systems 
questions that arise in the design, development, and application of 
computers and embedded systems. Specifically, computer engineering 
students will have a knowledge of hardware systems (electrical networks, 
electronics, and VLSI); a knowledge of software systems (algorithms, data 
structures, and operating systems); and a knowledge of how these two 
domains interact (digital logic, signal and system theory, computer 
architectural and performance analysis). Computer Engineering students 
will learn about everything that goes into digital and computing systems, 
from solid state physics to CMOS VLSI design, to computer architecture to 
programming, and from operating systems to compiler and language theory. 

Educational Objectives 

The educational objectives are broadly stated goals agreed upon by a 
consensus of the faculty pertaining to accomplishments or level of 
achievement desired of our students 3-5 years after graduation. These fall 
under the following four headings: 

1. Technical Knowledge: Graduate engineers trained in the 
fundamentals of computer engineering and relevant specialties so 
they are prepared to succeed in graduate school and/or be 
productive engineers in government or industry. 

2. Laboratory, Design, and Research: Graduate engineers who can 
design and perform experimental projects to solve diverse problems, 
with special emphasis on exploiting diverse technical knowledge and 
skills so they can engage in desgn work or research. 



3. Preparation for Further Study: Graduate engineers who have the 
educational foundations and skills necessary to engage in lifelong 
learning in every sphere of their life. 

4. Professionalism: Graduate engineers who have the professional 
skills they need to succeed in their chosen profession and are 
prepared to fulfill their professional responsibilities as engineers, 
which include their ethical obligations to society, employers, 
employees, and fellow engineers. 

Program Outcomes 

A comprehensive set of Program Outcomes has been derived from the 
Educational Objectives. These are skills our students are expected to know 
and perform by the time they graduate so the Educational Objectives can 
be achieved. The Program Outcomes are: 

1. Broad Foundation: Understanding of and ability to apply relevant 
mathematical, scientific, and basic engineering knowledge. 

2. Disciplinary Foundation: Understanding of and ability to apply core 
computer engineering technical knowledge. 

3. Specialization: Understanding of and ability to apply the skills and 
concepts within one or more of the specializations within computer 
engineering. 

4. Laboratory: Understanding of and ability to employ standard 
experimental techniques to generate and analyze data as well as 
use state-of-the-art software and instrumentation to solve computer 
engineering problems. 

5. Design: Theoretical understanding of and ability to engage in the 
creative deign process through the integration and application of 
diverse technical knowledge and expertise to meet customer needs 
and address social issues. 

6. Research: Ability to formulate and answer empirical and theoretical 
questions through participation in undergraduate research projects 
for interested and qualified students. 

7. Leadership: Awareness of the need for engineering leaders both 
within the profession and the larger community, as well as some 
preparation to assume those leadership roles. 

8. Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively both 
through oral presentations and the written word. 

9. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact professionally with others in 
the workplace, to engage effectively in teamwork, and to function 
productively on multidisciplinary group projects. 

10. Engineering Ethics: Understanding of the engineer's responsibilities 
to employers, society, and their fellow engineers as well as an 
ability to recognize potential and actual ethical problems, analyze 
critically those situations, and formulate sound ethical decisions. 

11. Engineerings: Society: Understanding of the symbiotic relationship 
between engineering and society - specifically, how engineering 
artifacts are shaped by and incorporate human values as well as 
the ways in which engineering solutions impact society - and the 
larger social obligations this entails for engineers. 

12. Life-long Learning: Skills necessary to engage in life-long learning 
and an understanding of the need to continually exploit those skills 
in refining and updating one's knowledge base. 

Requirements for Major 

As in all engineering degrees, the student starts out with a core curriculum 
in mathematics and basic science. Subsequent years of study involve 
courses covering a balanced mixture of hardware, software, hardware- 
software trade-offs, and basic modeling techniques used to represent the 
computing process. Courses covering algorithms, data structures, digital 
systems, computer organization and architecture, software and hardware 
design and testing, operating systems, and programming languages will be 
included. Elective courses must include electrical engineering and 
computer science courses and technical courses outside the departments. 
A sample program is shown below. 



Freshman Year 

CORE— General Education** 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers 

PHYS 161— General Physics 

MATH 140, 141— Calculus I, II 

CMSC 132— Object Oriented Programming II 

ENES 100 — Intro. To Engineering Design 

Total Credits 





Semester 


Credit Hours 


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13 


14 



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Sophomore Year 

CORE— General Education** 

MATH 246— Differential Equations 

CMSC 212— Computer Science II 

CMSC 250— Discrete Structure 

CMSC 351— Algorithms 

PHYS 260, 261— General Physics II with Lab 

ENEE 241 — Numerical Techniques in Engineering 

ENEE 204— Basic Circuit Theory 

ENEE 206— Digital Circuits 

ENEE 244— Digital Logic Design 

Total Credits 

Junior Year 

CORE— General Education** 

CMSC 330— Organization of Prog. Languages 

CMSC 412— Operating Systems 

ENEE 302— Digital Electronics 

ENEE 322— Signal and System Theory 

ENEE 324— Engineering Probability 

ENEE 350 — Computer Organization 

ENEE 446— Computer Design 

Total Credits 

Senior Year 

CORE— General Education** 
Computer Engineering Electives 
Total Credits 



* Students may need to take CMSC 131, Object Oriented Programming I, 
or the computer science exemption exam before taking CMSC 132. 

See the GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (CORE) for details about 
CORE program requirements. 

"Note: This sample schedule assumes at least one of the CORE 
Distributive Studies classes also satisfies the CORE Cultural Diversity 
requirement. 



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17 


3 


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3 






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3 




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15 


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Computer Engineering Majors 



Advising 

In addition to the Associate Chair and the Director and Associate Director 
of Undergraduate Studies, faculty in Computer Engineering function as 
undergraduate advisors. Departmental approval is required for registration 
in all upper-division courses in the major. The department's Undergraduate 
Office (2429 A.V. Williams Building, 301-405-3685) is the contact point for 
undergraduate advising questions. 

Cooperative Education Program 

Participation in the Cooperative Education Program is encouraged. See A. 
James Clark School of Engineering entry for details. 

Financial Assistance 

Several corporate scholarships are administered through the Department. 
Information and scholarship applications are available from either the 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Office, 
2429 A.V. Williams Building, 301-405-3685, or the Clark School of Engineering 
Student Affairs Office, 1124 Engineering Classroom Building, 301-405-3855. 

Job Opportunities 

Computer Engineers have virtually unlimited employment opportunities in both 
industry and government. Some of the specific jobs that students of computer 
engineering might acquire are: computer designer, application specialist, 
embedded system designer, interfacing and telecommunication designer, 
data logging and control, industrial systems design, hardware design, 
biomedical device design, real-time software design and development, 
instrumentation analysis and control, computer-integrated manufacturing. 

Research Labs 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is affiliated with 
more than 40 specialized laboratories, supporting activities including: 
speech and image processing, high performance systems, mobile 
computing and multimedia, communication networks, robotics, control 
systems, neural systems, systems integration, VLSI design and testing, 
experimental software engineering, semiconductor materials and devices, 
photonics, fiber optics, ion beam lithography, real-time systems, human- 
computer interaction, and virtual reality. 



Technical Elective Requirements 

Effective Spring 2001, all BSCP graduates must distribute their 24 credits 
of technical electives among the following course categories: 

Category A. Mathematics and Basic Science Electives: minimum of 6 

credits 
Category B. Computer Science Theory and Applications: minimum of 3 

credits 
Category C. Electrical Engineering Theory and Applications: minimum of 

3 credits 
Category D. Advanced Laboratory: minimum of 2 credits 
Category E. Capstone Design: minimum of 3 credits 
Category F. Engineering (not Electrical of Computer): 3 credits 

Please read carefully, and make a note of, the following special cases and 
other items: 

1. Two credits of ENEE 499, Senior Projects in Electrical and 
Computer Engineering, may be used to satisfy the Advanced 
Laboratory requirement subject to approval by the faculty 
supervisor and the Associate Chair. The maximum number of ENEE 
499 credits that may be applied towards EE technical elective 
requirements if five. 

2. Additional Capstone Design courses can be used as substitutes for 
the required Electrical Engineering Theory and Applications course; 
and/or the required Advanced Laboratory course, provided one of 
the following is completed: ENEE 408A, 408B, 408C, or 408F. 

3. Completion of ENEE 408A and ENEE 459A satisfies both the 
Capstone Design and Advanced Laboratory requirements. 

4. If you have any questions on how these requirements affect your 
current selection of technical electives, please contact an advisor. 

Admission 

Admission requirements are the same as those of other departments in the 
School of Engineering. (See A. James Clark School of Engineering section 
on Entrance Requirements.) 



Student Organizations 

Please see listing for ENEE 

Courses 

(see full descriptions in chapter 8) 

CMSC 132— Computer Science I (4) 

CMSC 212— Computer Science II (4) 

CMSC 250— Discrete Structures (4) 

CMSC 330— Organization of Programming Languages (3) 

CMSC 351— Algorithms (3) 

CMSC 412— Operating Systems (4) 

ENEE 204— Basic Circuit Theory (3) 

ENEE 206 — Fundamental Electric and Digital Circuit Laboratory (2) 

ENEE 241 — Numerical Techniques in Engineering (3) 

ENEE 244— Digital Logic Design (3) 

ENEE 302— Digital Electronics (3) 

ENEE 322— Signal and System Theory (3) 

ENEE 324— Engineering Probability (3) 

ENEE 350— Computer Organization (3) 

ENEE 446— Digital Computer Design (3) 

Course Codes: ENEE, CMSC 



COMPUTER SCIENCE (CMSC) 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

1119 A.V.Williams Building, 301-405-2672 
E-mail: ugrad@cs.umd.edu 
www.cs.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Davis 

Professors: Agrawala, Aloimonos, Basili, Elman, Gasarch, Hendler, Khuller, 

Mount, Nau, O'Leary, Perlis, Pugh, Reggia, Roussopoulos, Samet, Shankar, 

Shneiderman, Stewart, Subrahmanian, Zelkowitz 

Associate Professors: Bederson, Dorr, Hollingsworth, Jacobs, Keleher, 

Kruskal, Porter, Purtilo, Srinivasan, Tseng, Varshney 

Assistant Professors: Arbaugh, Bhattacharjee, Chawathe, Deshpande, 

Duriswami, Foster, Getoor, Guimbretiere, Hicks, Katz, Memon, Spring, 

Sussman 



Counseling and Personnel Services 105 



Instructor: Golub, Plane 

Lecturers: Emad, Herman, Hugue, Padua-Perez 

Professors Emeriti: Chu, Kanal, Miller, Minker 

The Major 

Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems: 
their theory, design, development, and application. Principal areas within 
computer science include artificial intelligence, computer systems, 
database systems, human factors, numerical analysis, programming 
languages, software engineering, and theory of computing. A computer 
scientist is concerned with problem solving. Problems range from abstract 
determinations of what problems can be solved with computers and the 
complexity of the algorithms that solve them to practical matters (design of 
computer systems which are easy for people to use). Computer scientists 
build computational models of systems including physical phenomena 
(weather forecasting), human behavior (expert systems, robotics), and 
computer systems themselves (performance evaluation). Such models 
often require extensive numeric or symbolic computation. 

The Computer Science Department also offers jointly with the Department 
of Electrical and Computer Engineering a program in computer engineering. 
For details see the Computer Engineering listing. 

Requirements for Computer Science Major 

The course of study for a Computer Science major must include all of the 
following requirements: 

1. A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: 

a. CMSC 131 or a score of 5 on A version of the JAVA Advanced 
Placement exam or a score of 4 or 5 on the AB version of the 
JAVA Advanced Placement exam or an acceptable score on the 
appropriate Department exemption examination, which is to be 
taken at the time of entry into the program. 

b. CMSC 132 or acceptable score on the Java Advanced 
Placement examination or acceptable score on the appropriate 
Department exemption examination, which is to be taken at the 
time of entry into the program. 

c. CMSC 212 or acceptable score on the appropriate Department 
exemption examination, which is to be taken at the time of 
entry into the program. 

d. CMSC 250 or acceptable score on the appropriate Department 
exemption examination, which is to be taken at the time of 
entry into the program. 

e. At least 27 credit hours at the 300-400 levels. These must 
include CMSC 311, CMSC 330, CMSC 351, and at least 15 
credit hours from the following CMSC courses with no more 
than two courses from a single category: 

Computer Systems: Up to two of 411, 412, 414, 417 

Information Processing: 420, one of 421 or 424 or 426 

or 427; 
Software Engineering/Programming Languages: 

Up to two of 430, 433, 434,435; 

Algorithms and Computation Theory: 451, one of 452 or 456; 

Numerical Analysis: One of 460 or 466. 
Note: Courses in Numerical Analysis require MATH 240 and 241 as 
additional prerequisites. Students without either of these prerequisites 
must choose their 15 credit hours from the remaining courses in the 
other four areas. 

2. MATH 140 and 141. A STAT course which has MATH 141 (or a 
more advanced mathematics course) as a prerequisite, and one 
other MATH, STAT, or AMSC course which has MATH 141 (or a 
more advanced mathematics course as a prerequisite. A grade of C 
or better must be earned in each of the courses. No course that is 
cross-listed as CMSC may be counted in this requirement. 

3. A minimum of 12 additional credit hours of 300-400 level courses 
in one discipline outside of computer science with an average 
grade of C or better. No course that is cross-listed as CMSC may 
be counted in this requirement. Note: The following general 
guidelines should be observed when selecting courses for this 
upper level supporting sequence: 

a. Courses must have all the same four-letter acronym 

b. Each course should be a minimum of 3 credits. 

c. Only 1 special topics or independent study course (such as 
courses numbered 498 or 499) may be used. 

Any variations must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Director. 
No course used to fulfill another requirement (other than CORE Advanced 
Studies) can be counted in this requirement. 



Advising 



Computer science majors may obtain advising at room 1119 A.V. Williams 
Building. Interested students should call 301-405-2672 to receive further 
information about the program. Additional information can be found at 
www.cs.umd.edu/Ugrad/ Students who have been away more than two 
years may find that due to curriculum changes, the courses they have 
taken may no longer be adequate preparation for the courses required to 
complete the major. Students in this situation must meet with the 
Department Advisor to make appropriate plans. 

Financial Assistance 

Students may find employment as tutors, as undergraduate teaching 
assistants, or as members of the department's laboratory staff. Professors 
may also have funds to hire undergraduates to assist in research. 
Many students also participate in internship or cooperative education 
programs, working in the computer industry for a semester during their 
junior or senior years. 

Honors 

A departmental honors program provides an opportunity for outstanding 
undergraduates to take graduate-level courses or to begin scholarly research 
in independent study with a faculty member. Students are accepted into the 
program after their sophomore year based on their academic performance. 
Additionally, the department has a chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon which is an 
international honor society to recognize excellence in computer science 
education. 



Student Organizations 



Computer-related extracurricular activities are arranged by our student 
chapter of the ACM, a professional group for computer sciences, and by 
the Association of Women in Computing. Meetings include technical 
lectures and career information. 

Course Code: CMSC 



COUNSELING AND PERSONNEL SERVICES 
(EDCP) 

College of Education 

3214 Benjamin Building, 301-405-2858 
www.education.umd.edu/EDCP 

Professor and Chair: Kivlighan 

Professors: Birk (Emeritus), Byrne (Emeritus), Fassinger, Hershenson 

(Emeritus), Lent, Magoon (Emeritus), Marx (Emeritus), Power (Emeritus), 

Pumroy (Emeritus), Rosenfield, Schlossberg (Emeritus), Hoffman, Sedlacek 

(Affiliate) 

Associate Professors: Boyd, Clement (Affiliate), Fabian, Fassinger, 

Greenberg (Emeritus), Jacoby (Affiliate), Komives, McEwen, Strein, Teglasi, 

Westbrook (Affiliate) 

Assistant Professors: Adams-Gaston (Affiliate), Bagwell (Affiliate), Evans 

(Affiliate), Fallon (Affiliate), Flannery (Affiliate), Freeman (Affiliate), Gast 

(Affiliate), Holcomb-McCoy, Kandell (Affiliate), Kiely (Affiliate), Lucas, Mielke 

(Affiliate), Osteen (Affiliate), Phillips, Schmidt (Affiliate), Stewart (Affiliate), 

Stimpson (Affiliate), Thomas (Affiliate), Zacker (Affiliate) 

The Department of Counseling and Personnel Services offers programs of 
preparation at the master's degree, advanced graduate specialist, and 
doctoral degree levels for counselors in elementary and secondary schools, 
rehabilitation agencies, business and industry, and college and university 
counseling centers. Additional graduate programs of preparation are 
provided for college student personnel administrators and school 
psychologists. The department also offers a joint doctoral program with the 
Department of Psychology in counseling psychology. 

While the department does not have an undergraduate major, it does offer 
a number of courses which are open to undergraduates and are suggested 
for students considering graduate work in counseling or other human 
service fields. Specific courses in peer counseling, leadership, and diversity 
are provided. 

Course Code: EDCP 



106 Criminology and Criminal Justice 



CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
(CCJS) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

2220 LeFrak Hall, 301-405-4699 

Chair: Simpson 

Professors: Gottfredson, LaFree, Laub, MacKenzie, Paternoster**, Reuter 

(Public Affairs)* Weisburd, Wellford 

Associate Professor: Wish 

Assistant Professors: Bushway, Dugan, Johnson, McGloin 

Director of Undergraduate Programs: Brooks 

Lecturers: Bonnar, Canter, Carr, Chapman, Cosper, Fisher, Gaston, 

Lehman, Malm, Mauriello, Pecoraro, Roberts, Salem, White, Zumbrun 

♦Distinguished Scholar-Teacher. 

"Joint Appointment with unit indicated. 

The purpose of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is to 
promote study and teaching concerning the problems of crime, deliquency, 
law and social control. The department comprises as its component parts: 

1. The Criminology and Criminal Justice Program, leading to a 
Bachelor of Arts degree 

2. The Graduate Program, offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 
Criminology and Criminal Justice 

3. The Graduate Program, offering a Professional M.A. in Criminal 
Justice 

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Major 

Changes in requirements are under review. Students should consult the 
department for updated information. 

The major in criminology and criminal justice comprises 30 hours of 
coursework in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Eighteen (18) hours of 
supporting sequence selected from a list of social and behavioral science 
courses (list is available in the CCJS advising office and on the department 
website) are required. No grade lower than a C- may be used toward the 
major. An average of C is required in the supporting sequence. Nine (9) 
hours of the supporting sequence must be at the 300/400 level. In 
addition, Math 111 and CCJS 200 (or an approved course in social 
statistics) must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "C" or better 
is required in Math 111 as a prerequisite to CCJS 200. 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

3 



Major Requirements 

CCJS 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice 

CCJS 105: Criminology 3 

CCJS 230: Criminal Law in Action 3 

CCJS 300: Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods 3 

CCJS 340: Concepts of Law Enforcement Administration 3 

CCJS 350: Juvenile Delinquency 3 

CCJS 451, 452, OR 454 3 

CCJS Electives (3) 9 

Total 30 



Supporting Sequence 

18 hours (9 hours at 300/400 level) 

MATH 111 or higher (MATH 220, MATH140, STAT 100, 

but not MATH 113 or 115) 
Required for all new CCJS majors declared 4/1/05 or after 
Social Science Statistics 
Total for Major and Supporting 

Electives for CCJS Majors (most courses are 3 credits): 



Credit Hours 

18 



3 
54 



CCJS 234, CCJS 320, CCJS 330, CCJS 331, CCJS 352, CCJS 357, CCJS 
359, CCJS 360, CCJS 370, CCJS 386, CCJS 388H, CCJS 3894, CCJS 398, 
CCJS 399, CCJS 400, CCJS 432, CCJS 444, CCJS 450, CCJS 451, CCJS 
452, CCJS 453, CCJS 454, CCJS 455, CCJS 456, CCJS 457, CCJS 461, 
CCJS 462, and CCJS 498. 

Note: Criminal Justice (CJUS) majors and Criminology (CRIM) majors, 
which existed prior to 1992, have requirements different from the ones 
outlined here for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) majors. CJUS 
and CRIM majors are strongly urged to speak to a CCJS academic advisor 
regarding their requirements. 



Honors 

The Departmental Honors Program provides superior students the 
opportunity for advanced study in both a seminar format and independent 
study under the direction of the faculty. Requirements for admission to 
include: 1) A cumulative GPA of at least 3.25; 2) a GPA in CCJS courses of 
no less than 3.4; 3) at least 9 completed credits in CCJS at the time of 
application; and, 4) evidence of satisfactory writing. Meeting these 
requirements does not guarantee admission - only the top ten applicants 
will be admitted into the program each year. The application deadline for 
the 2005-2006 academic year is May 1, 2005. 

The Honors Program is a four-semester (12 required credit hours) 
sequence, which a student begins in the fall semester of his or her junior 
year. CCJS 388H is the first course in the sequence, and will only be 
offered in the fall semester, as of Fall 2005. After completion of 388H, the 
student may opt for one of two tracks: (1) a year-long empirical thesis 
project (3 credits per semester) and one graduate seminar in the 
Department (3 credits); or, (2) two graduate seminars in the Department (3 
credits per course) and a literature-based thesis (one semester, 3 credits). 
The empirical thesis must involve data analysis, whereas the literature- 
based thesis requires intensive reading for a critical paper. Both thesis 
options result in a final paper 25-40 pages in length and must be orally 
defended. Honors students may count their honors courses toward 
satisfaction of their major curriculum requirements. 

Applications are available from the CCJS Advising Office. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the director of the Honors 
Program, Dr. Jean M. McGloin at 301.405.3007ajmcgloin@crim.umd.edu. 

Awards 

Each semester the department selects the outstanding graduating senior 
for the Peter. J. Lejins award. 



Advising 



Internships 



All majors are strongly encouraged to see an advisor at least once each 
semester. Call 301-405-4729. Students must obtain department 
permission from CCJS Advising to enroll in most CCJS classes to determine 
completion of prerequisites. 

Course Code: CCJS 



CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (EDCI) 

College of Education 

2311 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3324 
www.education.umd.edu/EDCI 

Professor and Chair: Koziol 

Professors: Afflerbach, Dreher, Fey* (Mathematics), Holliday, Johnson, 

Oxford, Saracho, Sullivan, VanSledright, Weible, Wiseman 

Associate Professors: Campbell, Chambliss, Chazan, Cirrincione* 

(Geography), Graeber, Hammer* (Physics), McCaleb (Speech), McGinnis, 

O'Flahavan, Price, Slater, Valli, VanZee 

Assistant Professors: Coffey, Kushner, Leavy, McDonald, Turner 

Emeriti: Amershek, DeLorenzo, Eley, Folstrom, Heidelbach, Henkelman, 

Jantz, Layman, Roderick, Weaver, Wilson 

♦Joint appointment with unit indicated 

The Major 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers two undergraduate 
curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree: 

1. Elementary Education: for the preparation of teachers of grades 
1-6 and middle school, and 

2. Secondary Education: for the preparation of teachers in various 
subject areas for teaching in middle schools and secondary 
schools, grades 7-12. 

All secondary education majors are required to have an academic 
content major. 

The Department has multiple pathways for students who are interested in 
teaching at the secondary level: 



Internships are available through CCJS 398 and CCJS 359 in a variety of 
federal, state, local, and private agencies. A GPA of 2.5 and 56 credit 
hours required for internships. Students must be CCJS majors. 



Curriculum and Instruction 107 



The Dual Major option, which is designed for incoming freshmen or 
sophomores, leads to the Bachelor's degree with a major in an academic 
content area plus a second major in secondary education. All secondary 
majors are required to have an academic content major which satisfies the 
requirements of the academic department and meets the standards for 
teacher certification. Candidates who follow the proposed sequencing of 
courses can complete both majors in four years with careful advisement 
and scheduling. 

The Minor in Secondary Education provides opportunities for 
undergraduate subject area majors to enroll in a sequence of education 
courses that helps them to determine if teaching is a viable career option 
for them. The 15-18 credit minor may be taken prior to admission into a 
teacher preparation program. If an undergraduate student pursuing or 
completing the minor desires to enter an education track, the candidate 
must apply for the dual major program to obtain certification as a 
secondary education classroom teacher through completion of a Maryland 
State Department of Education approved program option. Some of the 
courses students take to complete the Minor in Secondary Education may 
also be applicable in certification options at the graduate level offered 
through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. These students 
should consult with an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and 
Instruction to identify the most appropriate option leading to teacher 
certification and to review the specific admission requirements associated 
with these programs. 

The Certificate Program requires completion of an academic major, 
including coursework specific to meet certification standards in the 
certificate area, and a bachelor's degree in an approved academic content 
area, plus the completion of a certificate program in secondary education 
to meet requirements in UM's approved program for MSDE certification. 
Selected coursework from the Minor in Secondary Education may be taken 
prior to admission to the Certificate Program option. 

The Five-Year Integrated Master's with Certification Program 

(requirements are under review), which is intended for content majors 
entering the junior or senior year, is for talented students with a minimum 
GPA of 3.0 who seek to combine undergraduate studies in the content area 
and professional education as a foundation for a focused professional year 
at the graduate level leading to secondary-level certification in the subject 
field and the Master's of Education degree. As undergraduates, admitted 
students complete their baccalaureate degrees with a major in the relevant 
content area and a minimum of 12 credits in professional education 
studies related to teacher certification requirements. In their fifth year, they 
enroll in a full-year internship and complete graduate-level professional 
studies that make them eligible for teacher certification and the master's 
of education degree. 

Detailed information about these secondary education program options is 
available at the College of Education website, www.education.umd.edu/ 
student.info. 

Graduates of the Elementary or Secondary Education programs meet the 
requirements for certification in Maryland and most other states. 

Requirements for Major Including Program Options 

All Teacher Education Programs have designated pre-professional courses 
and a specified sequence of professional courses. Before students may 
enroll in courses identified as part of the professional sequence, they must 
complete the selective admission requirements and be fully admitted to the 
College of Education's Teacher Education Program. An overall grade point 
average of 2.5 must be maintained after admission to Teacher Education. 
All teacher candidates are required to obtain satisfactory evaluations on 
the College of Education Technical Standards and to attain qualifying 
scores for the State of Maryland on the Praxis I and Praxis II assessments. 
Praxis I is required for admission, and Praxis II is required for student 
teaching and graduation. Student teaching is a yearlong internship, which 
takes place in a Collaborating School (i.e., partner school, PDS - 
Professional Development School). For more information regarding student 
teaching, see the College of Education entry in Chapter Six. 

Admission 

Admission to the Teacher Education Professional Program is competitive. 
Admission procedures and criteria are explained in the College of Education 
entry in Chapter Six. 



Advising 



Advising is mandatory for all students. Students receive advising through 
individual appointments or walk-in hours during the early registration period. 
Information regarding advising schedules is available each semester. Walk- 
in advising hours are also posted each semester. Check in the department 
office, 1207 Benjamin Building. 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 
(Grades 1-6 and Middle School) 

Changes in requirements are under review. Consult the Department of 
Curriculum and Instruction for updated information. Students who complete 
the elementary education curriculum receive the Bachelor of Science 
degree and meet the Maryland State Department of Education 
requirements for the Professional Eligibility Certificate in Elementary 
Education. Students admitted to Elementary Education must complete the 
following program, which includes an Area of Emphasis. 

The Gateway Requirements for entrance into the Elementary Teacher 
Education program include: 

Biological science/lab (4) 

Physical science/lab (4) 

Math 212 (3) 

Math 213 (3) 

EDCI 280 (3) (minimum grade, B) 

The 14-16 credits of math and science must be completed with a GPA of 
2.7. 

Courses which double count with CORE: Courses which may satisfy the 

university's general education requirements (CORE) and which are required 

in the Elementary Education program of studies follow: 

HIST 156 (3) Social and Political History 

Biological Science/Lab and Physical Science/Lab Gateway Requirements 

(4,4) 

Social Science: (3) (Recommended course options: GEOG 100, GVPT 170, 

SOCY 100, or PSYC 100) 

Other Pre-Professional Requirements: 

EDCI301 OR ARTT 100 OR ARTT 110 (3) 

EDCI 443 (3) 

MATH 214 (3) 

MUED 155 (3) 

SOCY 230 (3) OR PSYC 221 (3) 

EDMS 410 (3) 

EDPL 301 OR EDPL 201, OR EDPL 210 (3) 

EDHD 411— Child Growth and Development (3) (typically taken with the 

course work listed under Professional Semester 1) 

EDHD 425 — Language Development and Reading Acquisition (3) (typically 

taken with the course work listed under Professional Semester 1) 

Course work to complete the Area of Emphasis (18 semester hours) can 

be chosen from the following areas: Communication, Foreign Language, 
Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The EDCI Advising 
Office has detailed information regarding each area of emphasis. All pre- 
professional course work must be completed with a C or better prior to 
entering Professional Semester 2. 

Professional Education Courses: 
Professional Semester 1 

EDCI 397 — Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools (3) 
EDCI 385— Computers for Teachers (3) 

EDCI 461— Materials for Creating Skilled and Motivated Readers (K-6) (3) 
(Students typically take EDHD 425 and EDHD 411 as part of Professional 
Semester 1.) 



Professional Semester 2 

EDCI 322 — Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Ed 
EDCI 342 — Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Ed 
EDCI 352 — Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Ed 
EDCI 362 — Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Ed 
EDCI 372 — Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Ed 
EDCI 488— Classroom Management (1) 



Social Studies (3) 
Language Arts (3) 
Mathematics (3) 
Reading (3) 
Science (3) 



Professional Semester 3 

EDCI 481— Student Teaching: Elementary (12) 

EDCI 464 — Reading Instruction and Diagnosis across Content Areas (3) 



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All pre-professional and professional courses must be completed with a 
grade of C or better. All CORE and pre-professional requirements, as well 
as the courses listed for Professional Semester 1, must be successfully 
completed prior to enrollment in the year-long internship (Professional 
Semesters 2 and 3). The courses listed for Professional Semester 2 must 
be completed with a C or better prior to enrolling in Professional 
Semester 3. A pass on the Praxis II is also required before enrollment in 
Professional Semester 3. 

SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

The Department offers a variety of secondary education programs leading 
to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students 
who complete a secondary education program at UM meet the Maryland 
State Department of Education requirements for the Professional Eligibility 
Certificate. Changes in the secondary education programs are under 
review. Consult the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for updated 
information. 

Foreign-Language Requirement, Bachelor of 
Arts Degree 

Language proficiency may be demonstrated in one of several ways: 

(a) Successful completion of level 4 in one language. Students must 
provide a high school transcript to verify exemption. 

(b) Successful completion of an intermediate-level college foreign 
language course designated by the department. 

(c) Successful completion of a language placement examination in one 
of the campus language departments offering such examinations. 

Students who have native proficiency in a language other than English 
should see an advisor in the EDCI advising office, room 1207 Benjamin. 

Art Education (pre K-12) 

The Art Education curriculum is designed to prepare students to teach art 
in elementary and secondary schools. It provides prospective art teachers 
with a knowledge base about the theories and best practices relevant to 
effective pedagogy, as well as current education and art education goals 
and standards. Students admitted to Art Education complete the Bachelor 
of Arts and are required to have an academic content major. 

For more information on the sequence of pre-professional and professional 
courses, consult the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and 
Instruction's advising office. 

Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 
Note: Course Sequencing is under review. 

ARTT 150— Introduction to Art Theory (3) 
ARTT 100 — Two Dimensional Art Fundamentals (3) 
ARTT 110— Elements of Drawing I (3) 
ARTH 200— Art of the Western World to 1300 (3) 
ARTH 201— Art of the Western World after 1300 (3) 
ARTT 200 — Three-Dimensional Art Fundamentals (3) 
ARTT 210— Elements of Drawing II (3) 
ARTT 320— Elements of Painting (3) 
ARTT 418— Drawing (3) 
ARTT 428— Painting (3) 

EDCI 407 — Practicum in Art Education: Three Dimensional (3) (Spring only) 
ARTT 340— ARTT 341, ARTT 342, ARTT 343, ARTT 344— Elements of 
Printmaking: Intaglio (3) 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 

EDHD 426 — Cognition & Motivation in Reading: Reading in Content Areas 

1(3) 
EDPL 301— Foundations of Education OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 
EDCI 463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI 300— Discipline Based Art Education (C&l Art Methods) (3) (Spring only) 

EDCI 373 — Practicum in Ceramics (3) (Spring only) 

EDSP 470— Introduction to Special Education (3) 

EDCI 403— Teaching of Art Criticism in Public Schools (3) (Fall only) 

EDCI 400 — Field Experience in Art Education (1) (Fall only)(taken 

concurrently with EDCI 405) 
EDCI 405— Discipline-Based Art Education Methods II (3) (Fall only) 
EDCI 406— Computers, Art, and Chaos Theory (3) (Fall only) 
EDCI 401— Student Teaching in Elementary School: Art (6) 
EDCI 402— Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Art (6) 
EDCI 474 — Inclusion, Diversity and Professionalism (2) 
EDCI 488— Student Teaching Seminar (1) 



English Education (Grades 7-12) 

Students who complete the English Education curriculum receive the 
Bachelor of Arts degree and meet the MSDE requirements for the 
Professional Eligibility Certificate. Students admitted to English Education 
are required to have an academic content major and must complete the 
following program requirements. This program is under review. Please 
check with the ENGL department regarding specific coursework. 

Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 

C0MM107 — Oral Communication: Principles and Practices, OR 
COMM125 — Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, OR 
COMM220— Small Group Discussion (3) 
C0MM230— Argumentation and Debate OR COMM330— Argumentation 
and Public Policy OR C0MM383 — Urban Communication OR 
COMM402 — Communication Theory and Process (3) 
Foreign Language (Intermediate mastery of a modern OR 
classical language is required.) (8 credits) 
ENGL280— Introduction to the English Language (3) 

ENGL101— Introduction to Writing OR ENGL101H— Honors Composition (3) 
(If exempt from ENGL101, majors are required to take 
ENGL291— Intermediate Writing OR ENGL294— Introduction to 
Creative Writing.) 
ENGL201 — Western World Literature, Homer to the Renaissance, OR 
ENGL202 — Western World Literature, Renaissance to the Present (3) 
ENGL301— Critical Methods in the Study of Literature (3) 
ENGL304— The Major Works of Shakespeare OR ENGL403— Shakespeare: 

The Early Works OR ENGL404 — Shakespeare: The Later Works (3) 

British and American Literature: one upper-level course in five out of the 
following six areas to be taken during the sophomore and junior years (15 
credits total; one of these five courses must be in American Literature): 

a. Medieval Literature 

b. Renaissance Literature other than Shakespeare 

c. Restoration or 18th Century Literature 

d. 19th Century British Literature 

e. American Literature before 1900 

f. 20th Century British or American Literature 

ENGL384— Concepts of Grammar OR ENGL383— The Uses of Language 

OR ENGL385— English Semantics OR ENGL482— History of the 
English Language (OR ENGL483, 484, 486, 489) 

ENGL391— Advanced Composition OR ENGL393— Technical Writing OR 

ENGL493 — Advanced Expository Writing 

ENGL399— Senior Seminar (3) 

ENGL487— Foundations of Rhetoric OR C0MM360— The Rhetoric of Black 
America OR COMM401 — Interpreting Strategic Discourse OR 
C0MM453 — The Power of Discourse in American Life (3) 

ENGL Elective — Women OR minority course (3) 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDPL301— Foundations of Education OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 
EDHD413— Adolescent Development (3) 
EDHD426— Cognition & Motivation in Reading: 

Reading in Content Areas I (3) 
EDCI463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI466— Literature for Adolescents (3) (Spring only) 

EDC 1467— Teaching Writing (3) (Fall only, Senior Year) 

EDCI417 — Bases for English Language Instruction (3) (Fall only, Senior Year) 

EDCI416 — Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education: 

English, Speech, Theater (3) (Fall only, Junior Year) 
EDCI447 — Field Experience in English Teaching 

(concurrent with EDCI417) (1) 
EDCI440 — Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: 

English (concurrent with EDCI441) (1) 
EDCI441— Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: English (12) 
EDCI474 — Inclusion, Diversity and Professionalism (2) 

For more information on the sequence of pre-professional and professional 
courses, consult the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and 
Instruction (Room 1207, Benjamin). 

Foreign Language Education (Grades 7-12) 

The Foreign Language (FL) Education curriculum is designed for prospective 
foreign language teachers in grades 7-12 who have been admitted to the 
EDCI Teacher Education Program. Currently, admission is open to qualified 
students seeking teacher certification in Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, 
and German. Other languages might be added later for teacher 
certification. Students enrolled in foreign language education are required 
to have an academic content major. The foreign language education 
programs are under review. Consult with an advisor in the Department of 
Curriculum and Instruction for further information. 



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A minimum of six hours of intermediate-level language course work in the 
student's major language must precede the required 300-400 level 
courses. The latter are comprised of a minimum of 30 hours of prescribed 
course work that includes the areas of reading strategies, grammar and 
composition, conversation, literature, civilization and culture, and 
linguistics. Students must also take a minimum of nine hours (three 
courses) of electives in a related area. The second area of concentration 
must be approved by a FL advisor. 

The following requirements must be met with the FL Education program: 

Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 

Primary FL Area— Intermediate (200 level) (3,3) 

Primary FL Area — Reading Strategies (3) 

Primary FL Area — Grammar and Composition (300-400 levels) (3,3) 

Primary FL Area— Survey of Literature (300-400 levels) (3,3) 

Primary FL Area— Conversation (300-400 levels) (3) 

Primary FL Area — Literature (400-above levels) (3,3) 

Primary FL Area — Culture and Civilization (3,3) 

Applied Linguistics (in the Primary FL Area if available; otherwise, 

LING 200 OR ANTH 371 — FL Phonetics may satisfy this requirement; check 

with your advisor). (3) 
Electives in Supporting Area/FL-Related Courses (9 hours-minimum of 
three courses). 

In almost all instances, Primary FL Area courses must have been 
completed prior to the Student Teaching semester. Any substitutions for 
the above must be pre-approved by a FL Education Advisor. 

Note: The pre-professional courses vary by subject area. Consult the 
academic department for the specific course requirements for each 
language area. 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDPL 301— Foundations of Education OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 

EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 

EDHD 426— Cognition & Motivation in Reading: Reading in 

Content Areas I (3) 
EDCI 463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI 330 — Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education: Foreign 

Language (3) (Fall only) 
EDCI 433— Introduction to Foreign Language Methods (3) (Fall only) 
EDCI 438 — Field Experience in Second Language Education (1) (Fall only) 
EDCI 488 — Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: Foreign 

Language (1) 
EDCI 431 — Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Foreign Language (12) 
EDCI 474 — Inclusion, Diversity, and Professionalism (1) 

Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12) 

Students who were accepted into the College of Education's Mathematics 
Education Program prior to January 2001 may complete the requirements 
for that major. Students who wish to be certified to teach mathematics at 
the secondary level and who have not yet been accepted into the College of 
Education must complete the requirements for the Mathematics Major - 
Secondary Education Track. Please check with the mathematics 
department for specific math courses to be taken. 

As of January 2001, the courses that must be taken in the College of 
Education are the following: 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 

EDHD 426 — Cognition & Motivation in Reading: Reading in Content Areas 

1(3) 
EDPL 301— Foundations of Education OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 
EDCI 463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI 457 — Teaching Secondary Students with Difficulties in Learning 

Mathematics (3) (Fall only, Junior Year) 
EDCI 455 — Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education: 

Mathematics (3) (Fall only, Senior Year) 
EDCI 355 — Field Experience in Secondary Mathematics Education (1) 

(Fall only, Senior Year) 
EDCI 450 — Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: 

Mathematics (1) 
EDCI 488 — Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Mathematics (12) 
EDCI 474 — Inclusion, Diversity, and Professionalism (2) 



Science Education (Grades 7-12) 

The Science Education program is under review. Please check with the 
science department regarding specific course work. 

Students may earn credentials in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics. 
Beginning in 2001, all students admitted to the secondary program in 
science education must complete a major in their area of specialization. 
Students should consult the respective departments for requirements. For 
more information, please see education.www.umd.edu/science 

Pre-Professional Education Courses 

EDPL 301— Foundations of Education OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 
EDHD 426 — Cognition & Motivation in Reading: Reading in Content 

Areas I (3) 
EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 
EDCI 463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

All areas of science education will be required to complete the following 
professional education courses: 

EDCI 370 — Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Education: Science (3) 

(Fall only) 
EDCI 375 — Field Experience in Science Education (1) 
EDCI 470 — Practices of Teaching Science (3) (Fall only, Senior Year) 
EDCI 471 — Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Science (12) 
EDCI 474 — Inclusion, Diversity, and Professionalism (2) 
EDCI 488— Seminar (2) 

Speech/English Education (Grades 7-12) 

Admission to Speech/English Education is currently closed while the 
program is under review. 

Students interested in teaching speech in secondary schools complete a 
minimum of 30 credits in speech and speech-related courses. Because 
most speech teachers also teach English classes, the program includes 
another 30 credits in English and English education. Upon selection of this 
major, students should meet with an advisor to carefully plan their 
programs. Communication is now a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP), and 
the Speech/English Education program is under review. Please check with 
the EDCI Advising Office, room 2311 Benjamin for information. 

In addition, intermediate mastery of a modern or classical language is 
required for a B.A. 

Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 

Speech Area (6): COMM 107 — Oral Communication: Principles and 

Practices, COMM 125 — Interpersonal Communication. COMM 220 — Small 

Group Discussion, COMM 230— Argumentation and Debate, COMM 330— 

Argumentation and Public Policy, COMM 340 — Communicating the 

Narrative, COMM 470— Listening 

COMM 200— Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

Film elective (3) 

HESP 202— Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences OR HESP 305 

OR HESP 400 (3) 

THET 110— Introduction to Theatre (3) 

COMM 401— Interpreting Strategic Discourse (3) 

COMM 402 — Communication Theory and Process (3) 

COMM Upper-level electives (6) 

ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing (3) 

LING 200— Introductory Linguistics (3) OR ENG 280 (3) 

ENGL 201— OR 202 Western World Literature (3) 

ENGL 281— Standard English Grammar, Usage, and Diction OR ENGL 383 

OR ENGL 384 OR ENGL 385 OR ENGL 482 OR ENGL 484 (3) 

ENGL 301— Critical Methods in the Study of Literature OR ENGL 453 (3) 

ENGL 310, 311 OR 312— English Literature (3) 

ENGL 313, 430, 431, 432, 433— American Literature (3) 

ENGL 391 OR 393— Advanced Composition OR Technical Writing (3) 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDPL 301— Foundations of Education (3) OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 

EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 

EDHD 426 — Cognition & Motivation in Reading: Reading in Content Areas 

I (3) 
EDCI 463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI 417 — Bases for English Language Instruction (3) 
EDCI 340 — Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Education: 
Eng/Spch/Theatre (3) 



110 Curriculum and Instruction 



EDCI 447 — Field Experience in English, Speech, Theatre Teaching (I) 

EDCI 466— Literature for Adolescents (3) 

EDCI 467— Teaching Writing (3) 

EDCI 440 — Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: English, 

Speech, Theatre (1) 
EDCI 442— Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Speech/English (12) 

Theatre/English Education (Grades 7-12) 

Admission to Theatre/English Education is currently closed while the 
program is under review. 

Please check with the EDCI Advising Office, room 1207 Benjamin for 
information. 

Students interested in teaching theatre in secondary schools complete 
a minimum of 30 credits in theatre and theatre-related courses. 
Because most theatre teachers also teach English classes, the program 
includes another 30 credits in English and English education. Upon 
selection of this major, students should meet with an advisor to carefully 
plan their programs. 

In addition, intermediate mastery of a modern or classical language is 
required for a B.A. 

Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 

THET 111— Theatre Art & Scholarship (3) 

THET 120— Acting I (3) 

THET 170— Theatre Craft I (3) 

THET 273— Scenographic Techniques OR THET 476 OR THET 480 (3) 

THET 330— Play Directing I (3) 

THET 460— Theatre Management I (3) 

THET 479— Theatre Workshop II (3) 

THET 490— Theatre History I (3) 

THET 491— Theatre History II (3) 

COMM 107— Oral Communication: Principles and Practices OR COMM 200 

-ORCOMM 230 (3) 
ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing (3) 
LING 200— Introductory Linguistics (3) OR ENGL 280 
ENGL 201 OR 202— Western World Literature (3) 
ENGL 281— Standard English Grammar, Usage, and Diction OR ENGL 

383 OR ENGL 384 OR ENGL 385 OR ENGL 482 OR ENGL 484 

(3) 
ENGL 310, 311, OR 312— English Literature (3) 
ENGL 313— American Literature (3) 

ENGL 301— Critical Methods in the Study of Literature OR ENGL 453 (3) 
ENGL 391 OR 393— Advanced Composition OR Technical Writing (3) 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 
EDPL 301— Foundations of Education (3) 
EDHD 426— Cognition & Motivation in Reading: 

Reading in Content Areas I (3) 
EDCI 463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI 417 — Bases for English Language Instruction (3) 

EDCI 340 — Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Education: 

Eng/Spch/Theatre (3) 
EDCI 467— Teaching Writing (3) 
EDCI 466— Literature for Adolescents (3) 

EDCI 447 — Field Experience in English, Speech, Theatre Teaching (1) 
EDCI 448— Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Theatre/English (12) 
EDCI 440 — Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: English, 

Speech, Theatre (1) 

Social Studies Education (Grades 7-12) 

Students in the Social Studies Education program may select an area of 
concentration in history, geography, or government and politics. Each 
concentration follows the general requirements of their respective majors in 
addition to the pre-professional/subject area supporting course work 
required for certification. Students may elect to complete the program for 
certification in Social Studies by choosing one of three options for 
completing the program. 

Option I: HISTORY: This option, which requires completion of the foreign 
language requirement, is primarily for those students earning their initial 
degree. Requires 68 semester hours of which 39 credit hours must be in 
history. 

Note: The history major requires completion of UNIV 101 and a foreign 
language requirement through the intermediate level. See ARHU advisor 
for details. 



Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 
Introductory Courses: 

HIST 156 (3) (CORE: SH) 
HIST 157 (3) (CORE: SH) 



100-200 level HIST (non-US, 
HIST 209 OR HIST 220 (3) 
HIST 309 (3) 



■1500) (3) (See advisor for approved courses) 



History Electives: (24 credits) 

18 credits at the junior/senior level 
15 credits must be in a concentration 
1 course must be non-Western 

In addition to the required credit hours in history, the social studies 
education program requires 29 credit hours of course work in geography 
and the social sciences as outlined below. 

GEOG 100 (3) (CORE: SB) 

GEOG 201/211 (3/1) (CORE: PL) 

SOCY OR ANTH (3) 

ECON 200 (4) 

ECON Elective (3) 

GVPT 100, 260, OR 280 (3) (CORE: SB) 

GVPT 170 (3) (CORE: SB) 

Geography/Social Science Electives (6) (junior-senior level) 

One course in Ethnic Minority Studies (U.S. orientation); can be one of the 
above courses in history, geography, or social sciences (3). 

Option II: GEOGRAPHY: This option is primarily for those students earning 
their initial degree. Requires 60 credit hours of Pre-professional/Subject 
Area course work. Thirty-five credit hours must be in geography. GEOG 201, 
211, 202, 212 are required. Nine credit hours of 300 level Gateway 
courses must be taken in physical geography, human geography, and 
geographic techniques. The remaining 18 credit hours must include a 
quantitative methods course and 15 credit hours of upper level systematic 
geography courses. 

Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 
Primary Courses: 

GEOG 201/211 (3) (1) 
GOEG 202/212 (3) (1) 

Gateway Courses: 

300 level physical course (3) 
300 level human course (3) 
300 level technique course (3) 

Upper Level Geography Electives (15) 
Quantitative Methods (3) 

In addition to the required credit hours in geography, the social studies 
education program requires 25 credit hours of course work in history and 
the social sciences as outlined below. 

SOCY OR ANTH (3) 

ECON 200/CORE (4) 

ECON Elective (3) 

GVPT 100, 260, OR 280 (3) 

GVPT 170/C0RE (3) 

HIST 156 OR 157/C0RE(3) 

HIST (non-Western 100/200 level) (3) 

History/Social Science Elective -Junior OR Senior level (3) 

One course in Ethnic Minority Studies (U.S. orientation); can be one of the 
above courses in social sciences or history (3). 

Option III: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: The Government and Politics 

program is under review. Please check with the Government Department 
regarding specific course work. This option is primarily for those students 
earning their initial degree. Requires a minimum of 65 credit hours of 
preprofessional/subject area course work. Thirty-six hours must be in 
GVPT. GVPT 100, 170, and 241 are required. At least eighteen of the thirty- 
six credit hours must be upper-level courses. 

All GVPT majors must also complete an approved skills option (a foreign 
anguage or three quantitative courses from a select list - see GVPT 
advising office.) 

In addition, the GVPT program is a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP). See 
GVPT advisor for specific admission requirements. 



Economics 111 



Pre-Professional/Subject Area Courses 
Introductory Courses: 

GVPT 100/CORE (3) 

GVPT 170/CORE (3) 

GVPT 241 (3) 

GVPT Electives (9) 

GVPT Upper Level Courses (18) 

Social Science Quantitative Courses or Foregn Language (see GVPT advisor) 

In addition to the required credit hours in GVPT, the social studies 
education program requires 26 credit hours of course work in history and 
the social sciences as outlined below. 

HIST 156 OR 157/CORE(3) 

HIST (non-Western 100/200 level) (3) 

SOCYORANTH (3) 

ECON 200/CORE (4) 

ECON Elective (3) 

Upper Level GEOG/HIST (3) 

GEOG 201 AND 211/CORE (3/1) 

GEOG 100/CORE (3) 

One course in Ethnic Minority Studies (U.S. orientation); can be one of the 
above courses in social sciences or history (3). 

All options must complete the following Education course work: 

Pre-Professional/Education Courses 

EDPL 301— Foundations of Education OR EDPL 201 OR EDPL 210 (3) 

EDHD 413— Adolescent Development (3) 

EDHD 426 — Cognition & Motivation in Reading: Reading in the Content 

Areas I (3) 
EDCI463— Reading in the Secondary School (3) 

Professional Education Courses 

EDCI 426— Materials & Resources in Social Studies (3) 

(Fall only, Junior Year) 
EDCI 427 — Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education - 

Social Studies (3) (Fall only, Senior Year) 
EDCI 428 — Field Experience in Secondary Social Studies Teaching (1) 

co-requirement EDCI 320 (Fall only) 
EDCI 421— Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Social Studies (12) 
EDCI 474 — Inclusion, Diversity, and Professionalism (2) 
EDCI 488 — Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education: 

Social Studies (1) 

Course Code: EDCI 



Requirements for the Major 

Students must complete 57 semester hours of dance credits. Of these, 18 
hours of modern technique at the Dance 248 and above level and four 
hours of ballet technique at the Dance 228 and above level are required. 
The remaining 35 credits must be distributed as follows: 



DANC 102— Rhythmic Training 

DANC 109 — Improvisation 

DANC 200— Introduction to Dance 

DANC 210— Dance Production 

DANC 208, 308, 388— Choreography I, II, III 

DANC 305— Principles of Teaching 

DANC 370 — Kinesiology for Dancers 

DANC 466 — Laban Movement Analysis 

DANC 483— Dance History II 

DANC 485— Seminar in Dance 

A grade of C or higher must be attained in all dance courses. 



New, re-entering, and transfer students are expected to contact the 
department following admission to the university for instructions regarding 
advising and registration procedures. Although entrance auditions are not 
required, some previous dance experience is highly desirable. 

Departmental advising is mandatory each semester. 

Course Code: DANC 



DECISION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS: 
SPECIALIZATION BUSINESS 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



DIETETICS 

For more information, consult Nutrition and Food Science later in this 
chapter. 



ECONOMICS (ECON) 



DANCE (DANC) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 301-405-3180 

Acting Chair: Rutherford 
Professors: Rosen, A. Warren, Wiltz 
Associate Professor: Bradley 
Assistant Professor: Yatkin 
Instructor: Mayes 
Emeriti: Madden, L. Warren 
Lecturers: Druker, Jackson 
Accompanist: Johnson 



The Major 



The undergraduate curriculum, which leads toward a B.A. degree in Dance, 
is designed to facilitate the acquisition of new movement skills, enhance 
creativity, and develop scholarly insights in the field. Comprehensive studio 
and theory courses provide a foundation for a range of careers in dance. 
Students may choose to study a particular aspect of dance in depth, such 
as performance, choreography, or production; or they may choose to merge 
their interest in dance with an interest in another field of study. Graduates 
of the program pursue graduate work in dance as well as careers as 
professional dancers and choreographers, university and secondary school 
teachers, dance managers, and dance critics. They also work in the fields 
of dance medicine and therapy. 

The dance faculty is composed of a number of distinguished teachers, 
choreographers, and performers, each one a specialist in his or her own 
field. Visiting artists throughout the year make additional contributions to 
the program. There are performance and choreographic opportunities for all 
dance students, ranging from informal workshops to fully mounted concerts 
both on and off campus. 



College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

Office of Undergraduate Studies: 3105 Tydings, 301-405-3505 
Undergraduate Advisor: 3127A Tydings, 301-405-3503 
3127C Tydings, 301-405-3513 

Professors: Ausubel, Betancourt, Calvo, Cramton, Cropper, Drazen, Evans, 
Haltiwanger, Hulten, Kelejian, Kranton, Mendoza, Montgomery, Murrell, 
Oates, Prucha, Reinhart, Rust, Sanders, Schwab, Straszheim, Vincent, 
Wallis 

Associate Professors: Chao, Coughlin, Duggan, Hellerstein, Minehart, Shea 
Assistant Professors: Aruoba, Gelbach, Jin, Limao, McKelvey, Pries, Soares 
Professor Emeritus: Adams, Almon, Bennett, Bergmann, Brechling, Clague, 
Cumberland, Dardis, Dorsey, Harris, McGuire, Meyer, O'Connell, Polakoff, 
Schelling, Wonnacott 

The Major 

Economics is the study of the production, pricing, and distribution of goods 
and services within societies. Economists study such problems as inflation, 
unemployment, technical change, poverty, environmental quality, and 
foreign trade. Economists also apply economics to such diverse areas as 
crime, health care and the elderly, discrimination, urban development, and 
developing nation problems. 

Two characteristics of modern economics receive special attention in the 
department's program. Government policies have profound effects on how 
our economic system performs. Government expenditures, regulations, and 
taxation either directly or indirectly affect both households and firms. Second, 
there is a growing interdependency among economies throughout the world. 
Extensive worldwide markets exist in which goods and services are traded, 
and capital and investments move across national boundaries. Economic 
events in one nation are often quickly transmitted to other nations. 



112 Economics 



Economists study these phenomena through the development of 
systematic principles and analytic models which describe how economic 
agents behave and interact. These models are the subject of empirical 
testing, often using computers and extensive data sets. 

The interests of the faculty, as reflected in the course offerings, are both 
theoretical and applied. As a large, diverse department, the economics 
department offers courses in all of the major fields of economic study. The 
department's program stresses the application of economic theory and 
econometrics to current problems in a large number of fields. Many 
courses in the department's program analyze the role of the government 
and public policies on the economy. 

The program is designed to serve both majors and non-majors. The 
department offers a wide variety of upper-level courses on particular 
economic issues which can be taken after one or two semesters of basic 
principles. These courses can be especially useful for those planning 
careers in law, business, or the public sector. The program for majors is 
designed to serve those who will seek employment immediately after 
college as well as those who will pursue graduate study. 

Economics majors have a wide variety of career options in both the private 
and public sectors. These include careers in state and local government, 
federal and international agencies, business, finance and banking, 
journalism, teaching, politics and law. Many economics majors pursue 
graduate work in economics or another social science, law, business or 
public administration (public policy, health, urban and regional planning, 
education, and industrial relations). 



The department urges that the student take ECON 200 and 201 and MATH 
140 or 220 as soon as possible. Honors versions of ECON 200 and 201 
are offered for students seeking a more rigorous analysis of principles, 
departmental honors candidates, and those intending to attend graduate 
school. Admission is granted by the department's Office of Undergraduate 
Advising or the University Honors Program. 

Courses in applied areas at the 300-level may be taken at any point after 
principles. However, majors will benefit by completing ECON 305, ECON 
306, and ECON 321 or its equivalent immediately upon completion of 
principles. While most students take ECON 305 and 306 in sequence, they 
may be taken concurrently. Courses at the 400-level are generally 
more demanding, particularly those courses with intermediate theory as 
a prerequisite. 

Empirical research and the use of computers are becoming increasingly 
important in economics. All students are well advised to include as many 
statistics, econometrics, and computer programming courses in their 
curriculum as possible. 

Those students planning to pursue graduate study in economics must 
begin to prepare themselves analytically for graduate work by focusing on 
theory, statistics, and mathematics in their undergraduate curriculum. 
These students should consider the advanced theory courses and the 
econometrics sequence. Mastery of the calculus and linear algebra is 
essential for success in many of the top graduate schools. Students 
should consider MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 240 (or MATH 400), MATH 
241 and MATH 246 as very useful preparation. 



Requirements for Major 

In addition to the university's general education (CORE) requirements, the 
requirements for the Economics major are as follows: 

(1) Economics (and Mathematics) Courses (36 hours) 

Economics majors must earn 35 credit hours in Economics, and 3 
credit hours in Calculus (MATH 220 or 140), with a grade of C or 
better in each course. All majors must complete 14 hours of 
fundamental requirements. The fundamental requirements include 
ECON 200, ECON 201, ECON 305 and ECON 306. 

Students must also complete 21 hours in upper level 
Economics courses: 

a) three hours in statistics; ECON 321 or STAT 400 (check with 
advisor). Majors who declared after January 1, 1998, must take 
ECON 321 or STAT 400. 

b) three hours in economic history or comparative systems; ECON 
310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 380, or 410; 

c) nine hours in courses with at least one semester of 
intermediate theory (ECON 305 or 306) or economic statistics 
(ECON 321) as a prerequisite. As of September 1, 1999, all 
400 level Economics classes meet this requirement. ECON 
430, 449, 450, 451, 465, and 490 taken before that date do 
not fulfill the requirement; 

d) six other hours in any upper-division economics course except 
ECON 386. 

(2) Additional Supporting Courses (15 hours) 

Students must earn 15 hours of credit in upper-division courses in 
addition to the 38 hours of Economics (and Mathematics) courses 
listed above and the university's CORE requirements. Upper 
division courses include all courses with a 300 number and above 
except the Junior English writing class, internships, experiential 
earning, and "non-traditional" courses. Additional mathematics 
courses beyond the required mathematics course (MATH 220 or 
140), and computer programming courses at the 200-level and 
above may be counted as fulfilling the Additional Support Course 
Requirement. Additional economics courses may be included 
among the 15 hours of supporting courses. All supporting courses 
must be approved by an Economics Department Advisor. 

All courses meeting this Additional Support Course requirement must 
be completed with a grade of C or better and may not be taken pass-fail 
except ECON 386, which can only be taken pass-fail. 

Study Sequences and Plans of Study 

Economics is an analytic discipline, building on a core of principles, analytic 
models, and statistical techniques. Students must begin with a foundation 
in mathematics and economic principles (ECON 200 and ECON 201). A 
more advanced, analytic treatment of economics is presented in 
intermediate theory (ECON 305 and ECON 306), which is a necessary 
background for in-depth study by economics majors. 



Advising 

The department has academic advisors providing advising on a walk-in 
basis in the Office of Undergraduate Advising, 3127A & C Tydings Hall. 

Honors 

The Economics Honors Program provides economics majors with the 
opportunity for advanced study in a seminar format, with faculty supervision 
of seminar papers and an honors thesis. The Honors Program is designed 
for students intending to attend graduate school or those seeking an in- 
depth study of economic theory and its application to economic problems. 

The Honors Program is a 12-hour sequence, culminating in the completion 
of a senior thesis. Students must complete ECON 422 prior to their senior 
year. Students must also complete ECON 396 (Honors Workshop) and 
ECON 397 (Honors Thesis) in their senior year, as well as one of the 
following four courses: ECON 407, 414, 423, 425. Students must 
complete these 12 hours with a GPA of 3.5. ECON 396 is offered only in 
the fall term and students must have completed ECON 422 as a 
prerequisite to ECON 396. 

To be eligible for admission, a student must have completed 15 hours of 
economics with a GPA of 3.25. Interested students should meet with the 
Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies at the earliest possible date to 
review their curriculum plans and to apply for admission to the program. 

Awards 

The Dudley and Louisa Dillard Prize, currently $1,000, is awarded to the 
outstanding Economics junior and senior with a broad liberal arts program. 

The Sujon Guha Prize, currently $500, is awarded to the best Honors 
Thesis in Economics. 

The Martin Moskowitz Awards provides scholarships to students based on 
academic excellence, financial need, and a demonstrated commitment to 
and philosophy of public service. 



Student Organizations 



Omicron Delta Epsilon is the economics honorary society. Please see the 
Undergraduate Economics Coordinator in 3105 Tydings for membership 
information. 

The Economics Association of Maryland is an undergraduate club that 
meets regularly to discuss graduate study in economics and other fields, 
employment opportunities, and recent economic trends. Please see the 
Undergraduate Advisor in 3127C Tydings for more information. 

Course Code: ECON 



Electrical Engineering 113 



EDUCATION POLICY AND LEADERSHIP 
(EDPL) 

College of Education 

2110 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3574 
www.education.umd.edu/EDPL 

Professor and Interim Chair: Weible 

Professors: Finkelsteint, Hultgren, Klees, Malen, Selden 

Associate Professors: Croninger, Fries-Britt, Herschbach, Lin, Mawhinney, 

Milem, Perna, Rice 

Assistant Professors: Cossentino, Honig, Kezar, Spreen, Williams 

Emeriti: Berdahlf, Berman, Birnbaum, Carbone, Clague, Dudley, Hawley, 

McLoone, Newell, Schmidtlein, Splaine, Stephens 

tDistinguished Scholar Teacher 

While the department does not have an undergraduate major, it does offer 
a number of courses which are open to undergraduates and are suggested 
for students interested in studying the role of education in society or 
considering graduate work in education policy and leadership. Particular 
courses of interest include Foundations of Education and Education in 
Contemporary American Society. 

Course Code: EDPL 



ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (ENEE) 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

2429 A.V. Williams Building, 301-405-3685 
E-mail: eceadvis@deans.umd.edu 
www.ece.umd.edu 

Chair: Marcus 

Associate Chairs: Blankenship (External Relations), Franklin (Graduate 
Studies), Rhee (Facilities and Services), Orloff (Office of Undergraduate 
Studies) 

Professors: Abed, Antonsen, Baras, Barbe, Barg, Blankenship, Chellappaf , 
Dagenais, Davist, DeClaris, Destlerf, Ephremides, Farvardin, Gligor, 
Goldhar, Goldsman, Granastein, Ho, lliadis, JaJa, Krishnaprasad, Lawson, 
Lee, Levine, Liu, Makowski, Marcus, Mayergoyzf, Melngailis, Milchberg, 
Nakajima, Narayan, Newcomb, Orloff, Oruc, O'Shea, Ottf f , Peckerar (part- 
time), Rabin, Rhee, Shamma, Shayman, Tits, Vishkin, Yang, Zaki 
Associate Professors: Bhattacharyya, Espy-Wilson, Franklin, Gomez, Jacob, 
Papamarcou, Silio, Tretter, Yeuhn 

Assistant Professors: Abshire, Barua, Ghodssi, Horiuchi, , La, Murphy, 
Papadopoulos, Petrov, Qu, Simon, Srivastava, Ulukus, Wu 
Emeriti: Davisson, Emad, Harger, Lee, Ligomenides, Lin, Pugsley, Reiser, 
Striffler, Taylor, Wagner 
tDistinguished Scholar Teacher 
ttDistinguished University Professor 

The Major 

The Electrical Engineering major is intended to prepare students to function 
as effective citizens and engineers in an increasingly technological world as 
well as in science and engineering subjects. Depth as well as breadth is 
required in the humanities and social sciences to understand the 
economic, ecologic, and human factors involved in reaching the best 
solutions to today's problems. 

The basic foundation in mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 
is established in the first two years of the curriculum. A core of required 
Electrical Engineering courses is followed by a flexible structure of electives 
that allows either breadth or specialization. Appropriate choices of electives 
can prepare an Electrical Engineering major for a career as a practicing 
engineer and/or for graduate study. 

Areas stressed in the major include communication systems, computer 
systems, control systems, engineering electromagnetics, microelectronics, 
and power systems. Within these areas are courses in such topics as solid 
state electronics, integrated circuits, lasers, communications engineering, 
computer design, power engineering, digital signal processing, antenna 
design, and many others. Project courses allow undergraduates to 
undertake independent study under the guidance of a faculty member in an 
area of mutual interest. 



Educational Objectives 

The educational objectives are broadly stated goals agreed upon by a 
consensus of the faculty pertaining to accomplishments or level of 
achievement desired of our students 3-5 years after graduation. These fall 
under the following four headings: 

1. Technical Knowledge: Graduate engineers trained in the 
fundamentals of electrical engineering and relevant specialties so 
they are prepared to succeed in graduate school and/or be 
productive engineers in government or industry. 

2. Laboratory, Design, and Research: Graduate engineers who can 
design and perform experimental projects to solve diverse 
problems, with special emphasis on exploiting diverse technical 
knowledge and skills so they can engage in design work or 
research. 

3. Preparation for Further Study: Graduate engineers who have the 
educational foundations and skills necessary to engage in lifelong 
learning in every sphere of their life. 

4. Professionalism: Graduate engineers who have the professional 
skills they need to succeed in their chosen profession and are 
prepared to fulfill their professional responsibilities as engineers, 
which include their ethical obligations to society, employers, 
employees, and fellow engineers. 

Program Outcomes 

A comprehensive set of Program Outcomes has been derived from the 
Educational Objectives. These are skills our students are expected to know 
and perform by the time they graduate so the Educational Objectives can 
be achieved. The Program Outcomes are: 

1. Broad Foundation: Understanding of and ability to apply relevant 
mathematical, scientific, and basic engineering knowledge. 

2. Disciplinary Foundation: Understanding of and ability to apply core 
electrical engineering technical knowledge. 

3. Specialization: Understanding of and ability to apply the skills and 
concepts within one or more of the specializations within electrical 
engineering. 

4. Laboratory: Understanding of and ability to employ standard 
experimental techniques to generate and analyze data as well as 
use state-of-the-art software and instrumentation to solve electrical 
engineering problems. 

5. Design: Theoretical understanding of and ability to engage in the 
creative design process through the integration and application of 
diverse technical knowledge and expertise to meet customer needs 
and address social issues. 

6. Research: Ability to formulate and answer empirical and theoretical 
questions through participation in undergraduate research projects 
for interested and qualified students. 

7. Leadership: Awareness of the need for engineering leaders both 
within the profession and the larger community, as well as some 
preparation to assume those leadership roles. 

8. Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively both 
through oral presentations and the written word. 

9. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact professionally with others in 
the workplace, to engage effectively in teamwork, and to function 
productively on multidisciplinary group projects. 

10. Engineering Ethics: Understanding of the engineer's responsibilities 
to employers, society, and their fellow engineers as well as an 
ability to recognize potential and actual ethical problems, analyze 
critically those situations, and formulate sound ethical decisions. 

11. Engineering & Society: Understanding of the symbiotic relationship 
between engineering and society - specifically, how engineering 
artifacts are shaped by and incorporate human values as well as 
the ways in which engineering solutions impact society - and the 
larger social obligations this entails for engineers. 



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12. Life-long Learning: Skills necessary to engage in life-long learning 
and an understanding of the need to continually exploit those skills 
in refining and updating one's knowledge base. 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the Electrical Engineering major include thorough 
preparation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering science. 
Elective courses must include both Electrical Engineering courses 
and technical courses outside the department. A sample program is 
shown below. 



Semester 
II 



3 
13 



3 
17 



15 



3 
4 

4 

3 

14 



3 

2 

3 

15 



3 

6 

17 



Freshman Year 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers 

PHYS 161— General Physics 

MATH 140, 141— Calculus I, II 

ENES 100 — Intro. To Engineering Design 

ENEE 114 — Programming Concepts for Engineers 

CORE— General Education* 

Total 

Sophomore Year 

MATH 241— Calculus III 

MATH 246— Differential Equations 

PHYS 260 & 261— General Physics II 

PHYS 270 & 271— General Physics III 

ENEE 241 — Numerical Techniques in Engineering 

ENEE 244— Digital Logic Design 

ENEE 204— Basic Circuit Theory 

ENEE 206— Digital Circuits Lab 

CORE— General Education* 

Total 

Junior Year 

MATH 4xx* — Advanced Elective Math 

ENEE 302— Digital Electronics 

ENEE 306 — Electronics Circuits Design Lab 

ENEE 312 — Semiconductor Devices and Analog Elects 

ENEE 322— Signal and System Theory 

ENEE 324— Engineering Probability 

ENEE 350 — Computer Organization 

ENEE 380 — Electomagnetic Theory 

ENEE 381 — Electromagnetic Wave Program 

CORE— General Education* 

Total 

Senior Year 

CORE— General Education* 

Technical Electives* (NON-EE Technical Electives) 

Technical Electives** EE Electives 

Total 



*Note: The sample schedule assumes at least one of the CORE 
Distributive Studies classes also satisfies the CORE Cultural Diversity 
requirements. 

Electrical Engineering Majors 

New EE Technical Elective Requirements* 

Effective Spring 2001, all BSEE graduates must distribute their 13 credits 
of EE technical electives among the following course categories: 

Category A Advanced Theory and Applications: minimum of 3 credits 
Category B Advanced Laboratory: minimum of 2 credits 
Category C Capstone Design: minimum of 3 credits 

Please read carefully, and make a note of, the following special cases and 
other items: 

1. Two credits of ENEE 499, Senior Projects in Electrical and Computer 
Engineering, may be used to satisfy the Advanced Laboratory 
requirement subject to approval by the faculty supervisor and the 
Associate Chair. The maximum number of ENEE 499 credits that 
may be applied towards EE technical elective requirements is five. 

2. Additional Capstone Design courses can be used as substitutes for 

• the required Advanced Theory and Applications course; and/or 

• the required Advanced Laboratory course, provided one of the 
following is completed: ENEE 408A, 408B, 408C, or 408F. 



3 


3 


3 


6 


8 


5 


14 


14 



3. Completion of ENEE 408A and ENEE 459A satisfies both the 
Capstone Design and Advanced Laboratory requirements. 

4. If you have any questions on how these requirements affect your 
current selection of senior EE electives, please contact an advisor. 

Admission 

Admission requirements are the same as those of other departments. (See 
A. James Clark School of Engineering section on Entrance Requirements.) 



Advising 



In addition to the associate chair and the Director and Associate Director of 
Undergraduate Studies, faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering 
function as undergraduate advisors. Departmental approval is required for 
registration in all courses in the major. The department's Undergraduate 
Office (2429 A.V. Williams Building, 301-405-3685 is the contact point for 
undergraduate advising questions. 

Financial Assistance 

Several corporate scholarships are administered through the department. 
Information and scholarship applications are available from either the 
Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Office, 2429 A.V. Williams Building, 
405-3685, or the A. James Clark School of Engineering Student Affairs 
Office, 1131 Engineering Classroom Building, 405-3860. 

Honors and Awards 

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department annually gives a 
variety of academic performance and service awards. Information on 
criteria and eligibility is available from the department's Undergraduate 
Office. Majors in Electrical Engineering participate in the Engineering 
Honors Program. See the A. James Clark School of Engineering entry in this 
catalog for further information. 

Department Honors Program 

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honors Program is intended to 
provide a more challenging and rewarding undergraduate experience for 
students pursuing the baccalaureate in Electrical or Computer Engineering. 
Honors sections are offered in almost all technical courses in the 
freshmen, sophomore, and junior years, and a honors project is taken 
during the senior year. Students completing the program with at least a 3.0 
average on a 4.0 scale will have their participation in the program indicated 
on their B.S. diploma. 



Student Organizations 



There is an active Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Information and membership applications are 
available in the Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate lounge, 
0107 Engineering Classroom Building. Equally active is the chapter of Eta 
Kappa Nu, the nationwide Electrical Engineering honorary society. 

Information on eligibility can be obtained from the departmental 
Undergraduate Office, or from the College Student Affairs Office. 

Course Code: ENEE 



ENGINEERING, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 
DEGREE IN 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

1124 Glenn L. Martin Hall (formerly Engineering Classroom Building), 
301-405-3855 

General Regulations for the B.S. 
Engineering Degree 

All undergraduates in engineering will typically select their major field 
sponsoring department by the end of their second year regardless of 
whether they plan to proceed to a designated or an undesignated degree. A 
student wishing to elect the B.S. Engineering degree program may do so at 
any time following the completion of the sophomore year, or a minimum of 
50 earned credits towards any engineering degree, and at least one 
semester prior to the time the student expects to receive the 
baccalaureate. As soon as the student elects to seek a B.S. Engineering 
degree, the student's curriculum planning, guidance, and counseling will be 
the responsibility of the "B.S. Engineering Degree Program Advisor" in the 
primary field department. The student must file an "Application for 
Admission to Candidacy for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in 



English Language and Literature 115 



Engineering" with the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic 
Support of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The candidacy form 
must be approved by the chair of the primary field department, the 
primary engineering, and the secondary field advisors and the college 
faculty committee on "B.S. Engineering Degree Programs." This committee 
has the responsibility for implementing all approved policies pertaining to 
this program and reviewing and acting on the candidacy forms filed by 
the student. 

Specific university and school academic regulations apply to this B.S. 
Engineering degree program in the same manner as they apply to the 
conventional designated degree programs. For example, the academic 
regulations of the university apply and the school requirement of a 2.0 GPA 
or better and a grade of C or better in all engineering courses. For the 
purpose of implementation of such academic rules, the credits in the 
primary engineering field and the credits in the secondary field are 
considered to count as the "major" for such academic purposes. 

Options of the "B.S. Engineering" Program 

The "B.S. Engineering" program is designed to serve three primary 
functions: (1) to prepare those students who wish to use the breadth and 
depth of their engineering education as preparation for entry into post- 
baccalaureate study in such fields as medicine, law, or business 
administration; (2) to provide the basic professional training for those 
students who wish to continue their engineering studies on the graduate 
level in one of the new interdisciplinary fields of engineering such as 
environmental engineering, biogineering, bio-medical engineering, systems 
engineering, and many others; and finally (3) to educate those students 
who do not plan a normal professional career in a designated engineering 
field but wish to use a broad engineering education so as to be better able 
to serve in one or more of the many auxiliary or management positions of 
engineering related industries. The program is designed to give the 
maximum flexibility for tailoring a program to the specific future career 
plans of the student. To accomplish these objectives, the program has two 
optional paths: an engineering option and an applied science option. 

The engineering option, which is ABET-accredited, should be particularly 
attractive to those students contemplating graduate study or professional 
employment in the interdisciplinary engineering fields, such as 
environmental engineering, bio-engineering, bio-medical, systems and 
control engineering, and manufacturing engineering, or for preparatory entry 
into a variety of newer or interdisciplinary areas of graduate study. For 
example, a student contemplating graduate work in environmental 
engineering might combine chemical and civil engineering for his or her 
program; a student interested in systems and control engineering graduate 
work might combine electrical engineering with aerospace, chemical, or 
mechanical engineering. 

The applied science option, which is not ABET-accredited, should be 
particularly attractive to those students who do not plan to pursue a 
professional engineering career but wish to use the rational and 
developmental abilities fostered by an engineering education as a means 
of furthering career objectives. Graduates of the applied science option 
may aspire to graduate work and an ultimate career in a field of science, 
law, medicine, business, or a variety of other attractive opportunities which 
build on a combination of engineering and a field of science. Entrance 
requirements for law and medical schools can be met readily under the 
format of this program. In the applied science program, any field in the 
university in which the student may earn a B.S. degree is an acceptable 
secondary science field, thus affording the student a maximum flexibility of 
choice for personal career planning. 



Junior-Senior Year Requirements 

Engineering Option 

Mathematics/Physical Science Requirements 4 

Engineering 2,4 

Primary Field 1,7 

Secondary Field 1,7 

Major Field OR related electives 4 

Approved electives 3,4 

Total credits 

Applied Science Option 

Mathematics/Physical Science Requirements 4 

Engineering Sciences 2,4 

Primary Field 1 

Secondary Field 1 

Major Field OR related electives 4 

Approved electives 4,6 

Senior research project 5 

Total credits 



3 

3 

24 

12 

3 

6 

51 



3 

3 

18 

12 

3 

9 

3 

51 



Engineering fields of concentration available under the B.S. Engineering 
program as primary field within either the engineering option or the applied 
science option are: aerospace engineering, biological resources 
engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, 
electrical engineering, fire protection engineering, materials engineering 
and mechanical engineering. All engineering fields of concentration may be 
used as a secondary field within the engineering option. 

'All courses used to fulfill the primary and secondary fields of concentration 
must be at the 300- and 400-level. 

'Engineering courses are courses offered by the Clark School of 
Engineering which have a prefix beginning with EN (e.g., ENES, ENME, 
ENEE, etc.). These elective courses may be in a student's primary or 
secondary field of concentration. 

'Approved electives must be technical (mathematics, physical sciences, 
or engineering sciences) but may not be in the primary or secondary fields 
of concentration. 

"At least 50 percent of the elective courses (mathematics, physical 
sciences, engineering sciences, approved electives) must be at the 300- or 
400-level. 

'Students are required to complete 15 credits of approved electives which 
include a senior-level project or research assignment relating the 
engineering and science fields of concentratbn, unless specifically excused. 

"In the applied science option, the approved electives should be selected 
to strengthen the student's program consistent with career objectives. 
Courses in the primary or secondary fields of concentration may be used to 
satisfy the approved electives requirement. 

'For the engineering option, the program must contain the proper design 
component, as specified by ABET requirements. It is the responsibility of 
students and their advisors to ensure that the requirements are satisfied 
by the appropriate selection of courses in the primary and secondary fields 
of concentration. 



Minimum Requirements 

Listed below are the minimum requirements for the B.S. Engineering 
degree with either an engineering option or an applied science option. 
Students completing either option of the B.S. Engineering degree are 
required to complete the freshman and sophomore requirements in the 
chosen primary engineering field and the general education requirements 
as outlined by the university and the Clark School of Engineering. The 
student, thus, does not make a decision whether to take the designated or 
the undesignated degree in an engineering field until the beginning of the 
junior year. In fact, the student can probably delay the decision until the 
spring term of the junior year with little or no sacrifice, thus affording ample 
time for decision-making. Either program may be taken on the regular four- 
year format or under the Maryland Plan for Cooperative Engineering 
Education. 



ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 
(ENGL) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

3101 Susquehanna Hall (SQH), 301-405-3809 
www.english.umd.edu 

Undergraduate Advisors: 2115 Susquehanna Hall, 301-405-3825 
Freshman English Office: 2101 Susquehanna Hall, 301-405-3771 
Professional Writing Program: 3119 Susquehanna Hall, 301-405-3762 

Professor and Chair: Caramello 

Professors: Auchard, Auerbach, Barry, Bryer*, Caramello, Caretta, 

Cartwright, Coletti, Collier, Collins, Cross, Donawerth*, Fahnestock, Flieger, 

Fraistat, Grossman, D. Hamilton, Kauffman*, Leinwand, Leonardi, Levine, 

Mack, Norman, Pearson, C. Peterson, Plumlytt, Smith, Washington, 

Wyatt* 



116 Entomology 



Associate Professors: Bauer, Cate, Chuh, Cohen, Coleman, G. Hamilton, 

Kleine, Lindemann, Logan, Loizeaux, Marcuse, Moser, Norman, Ray, 

Richardson, Rosenthal, Van Egmond, Wang 

Assistant Professors: Arnold, Israel, Jarrett, Jellen, Kirschenbaum, Mallios, 

Rudy, Weiner 

Lecturers: Miller, Ryan 

Professors Emeriti: Beauchamp, Coogan, Freedman, Fry, Hammond, 

Howard, Isaacs, Jellema, Lawson, Lutwack, Miller, Myers, Panichas, 

Salamanca, Trousdale, Vitzhum, Whittemore, Winton 

ttDistinguished University Professor 

♦Distinguished Scholar Teacher 



Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory for all 



majors each semester. 



Requirements for Specialization 

See the Biological Sciences Program listing in this catalog, or contact the 
Entomology Director of Undergraduate Studies for the General Biology 
requirements. 

Advising 

Advising is mandatory in the Biological Sciences Program. The Department 
of Entomology faculty coordinate and advise students in the General 
Biology (GENB) specialization. Contact the Department of Entomology for 
information about advising or to schedule an appointment with the 
Entomology Director of Undergraduate Studies. For advising on other 
Biological Sciences Program specializations, see the Biological Sciences 
Program listing in this catalog. 



The Major 



Changes in requirements are under review, 
department for updated information. 



Students should consult the 



English and English Education Double Major 

In conjunction with the College of Education, the English Department offers 
a special 125-credit program for students wishing to double major in 
English and English Education, allowing them to earn a certificate to teach 
English at the secondary level. For a list of requirements, contact the Office 
of Undergraduate Studies (2115 SQH, 301-405-3825). 

Honors 

The English Department offers an extensive Honors Program, primarily for 
majors but open to others with the approval of the departmental Honors 
Committee. Interested students should ask for detailed information from 
an English Department advisor as early as possible in their college careers. 

The Writing Center 

The Writing Center, 0125 Taliaferro, 301-405-3785, provides free tutorial 
assistance to students with writing assignments. English 101 students 
generally work with student tutors. English 391/2/3/4/5 students usually 
work with tutors who are retired professionals. Appointments are 
recommended, but walk-ins are welcome based on availability of tutors. 
Students, faculty, and staff with questions about punctuation, sentence 
structure, word choice, or documentation can call the Writing Center's 
Grammar Hotline at 301-405-3787. 

Minors 

Please consult department for updated information. 



Research Experience 

Students in the Biological Sciences Program can engage in research with 
Entomology faculty either in departmental or off-campus facilities. Contact 
the Entomology Director of Undergraduate Students for more information. 

Honors 

The Entomology Honors Program provides the opportunity for highly 
motivated and academically qualified undergraduates to engage in original, 
independent research under the guidance of an Entomology faculty mentor. 
The program is open to all Biological Science Program students who have 
(1) junior standing (including at least twelve credits within the major), (2) a 
minimum overall GPA and major courses GPA of 3.2, and (3) a Department 
of Entomology faculty member who has agreed to serve as their mentor. 
Contact the Entomology Honors Director, Dr. William Lamp 
(lamp@umd.edu) for more information. Participants in the Entomology 
Honors Program are eligible for the Ernest N. Cory Undergraduate 
Scholarship. 

Course Code: ENTM 



ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY 
PROGRAM (ENSP) 

0102 Symons Hall, 301-405-8571 

E-mail: bj5@umail.umd.edu orjbrown@deans.umd.edu 

www.ensp.umd.edu 

Director: James 

Associate Director: Whittemore 



ENTOMOLOGY (ENTM) 
College of Chemical and Life Sciences 

4112 Plant Sciences Bldg., 301-405-3911 
www.entm.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Mitter 

Professors: Barbosa, Bottrell, Denno, Dively, Ma, Mitter, Palmer, Raupp, St. 

Leger, Thorne, Via 

Associate Professors: Armstrong, Brown, Hawthorne, Lamp, Nelson, Pick, 

Shultz 

Assistant Professors: Neel, Shrewsbury 

Instructor: Kent 

Professors Emeriti: Bickley, Davidson, Harrison, Hellman, Jones, Linduska, 

Menzer, Messersmith, Steinhauer, Wood 

Director of Graduate Studies: Hawthorne 

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Kent 

The Department of Entomology participates in teaching and advising in the 
interdepartmental undergraduate Biological Sciences Program (see 
separate listing). Faculty members pursue research ranging from molecular 
to ecosystem levels of organization in insects, and the organisms with 
which insects interact. 



The Major 



Undergraduate students interested in Entomology should declare the 
General Biology specialization within the Biological Sciences Program (see 
separate listing). Students should also contact the Entomology Director of 
Undergraduate Studies for information on pursuing a career in Entomology. 



Environmental Science and Policy is a broadly multidisciplinary major, drawing 
courses and faculty from 20 departments and four Colleges (Agriculture and 
Natural Resources; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Computer, Mathematical, 
and Physical Sciences; and Chemical and Life Sciences). There are 11 areas 
of concentration within the major, most of which are also cross-disciplinary. 
Students will choose a particular area of concentration and will be assigned an 
advisor from among the faculty who are responsible for the particular area. 
Students will have the opportunity to change area of concentration from that 
originally selected as they learn about the diversity of the major and its 
offerings. The B.S. degree earned will be in Environmental Science and Policy 
and in the area of concentration chosen. For administrative purposes, the 
students will be associated with the Colleges of their academic advisors. 

The Major 

Environmental Science and Policy students will a take a core of 10 courses, 
including 9 lower-division courses chosen from restricted lists and a 
Capstone course required of all majors during their senior year, and upper- 
division courses defined by the area of concentration. After accounting for 
prerequisites, CORE courses, and upper-division requirements, any area of 
concentration may be completed while allowing approximately 24 hours of 
free electives in a normal 120-hour program leading to the B.S. degree. 
Some areas of concentration require an internship, and students will be 
encouraged to pursue practical work, study abroad, and volunteer 
opportunities as part of their undergraduate programs. 

Requirements for Major 

ENSP CORE 

1. Two introductory courses and three credits each semester, 
emphasizing Environmental Science in ENSP 101 and Environmental 
Policy in ENSP 102. 



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2. At least one course each from five of the following six groups: a) 
Biology (BSCI 106); b) Chemistry (CHEM 103); c) Earth Sciences 
GEOL 120/110, GEOL 100/110, GEOG 201/211, NRSC 200, 
METO 200); d) Economics (AREC 240, ECON 200); e) Geography 
(GEOG 100, GEOG 170, GEOG 202); f) Government & Politics (GVPT 
273, AREC 332). 

3. One semester of Calculus (MATH 140 or MATH 220) 

4. One semester of Statistics (BIOM 301, ECON 321, PSYC 200, 
SOCY 201, STAT 400) 

5. The Capstone course (ENSP 400 in the senior year) 

Areas of Concentration 

Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Earth Surface Processes; 
Environment and Agriculture; Environmental Economics; Environmental 
Mapping and Data Management; Environmental Politics and Policy; 
Environmental Restoration and Management; Land Use; Society and 
Environmental Issues; Soil, Water and Land Resources; Wildlife Resources 
and Conservation. Changes in concentrations are under review. Students 
should consult the program for updated information. 



Grading Policy 



Students who entered the Environmental Science and Policy Program in 
spring 2002, and thereafter, are required to earn grades of C or higher in all 
courses taken within the ENSP core, in all required courses, and restricted 
electives of the selected area of concentratbn. 

Advising 

Advising is mandatory each semester. Before registering, students should 
contact the Associate Director of ENSP to discuss the program 
requirements and options, and to explore their interests in possible areas 
of concentration. 

Course Code: ENSP 



FAMILY STUDIES (FMST) 

College of Health and Human Performance 

1204 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-3672 
www.umd.edu/fmst 

Professor and Chair: Koblinsky 

Professors: Anderson, Epstein, Hofferth 

Associate Professors: Braun, Leslie, Mokhtari, Myricks, Randolph, Rubin, 

Wallen 

Assistant Professors: Kim, LaTaillade, Roy, Walker 

Instructors: Werlinich 

Lecturer: Davis 

Undergraduate Coordinator: Oravecz 



The Major 



The major in Family Studies emphasizes an understanding of the family as 
the primary social institution linking individuals to their world. The program 
has three interrelated foci: 1) the family as a unique and dynamic social 
unit, 2) individual and family development throughout the life span, and 3) 
the relationship of the family to its larger socio-cultural, historical, political 
and economic context. Courses examine family dynamics, changing family 
structures, ethnic families, intergenerational relations, family crises, family 
violence, family policy, legal problems, and family economics. 

Students study prevention and intervention strategies for combating family 
problems. The reciprocal relationships between families and the social 
policies, practices and management of institutions and organizations are 
examined. The curriculum prepares students for careers in human services, 
human resource management, family life education, public policy and 
related positions emphasizing the family. Opportunities exist in public, 
private and non-profit agencies and institutions working with family 
members, entire family units or family issues. Graduates are also prepared 
for graduate study in the family sciences, family therapy, human services 
administration, health, law, social work, human resource management and 
other social and behavioral science disciplines and professions. 



Curriculum 

(a) Major subject area: A grade of C or better is required in these courses. 

FMST 302— Research Methods (3) 

FMST 330— Family Theories and Patterns (3) 

FMST 332— Children in Families (3) 

FMST 381— Poverty, Affluence, and Families (3) 

FMST 383 — Delivery of Human Services to Families (3) 

FMST 432 — Intergenerational Aspects of Family Living (3) 

FMST 477 — Internship and Analysis in Family Studies (3) 

FMST 487— Legal Aspects of Family Problems (3) 

(b) Six additional departmental credits must be selected from any other 
FMST courses, with the exception of independent study (FMST 399, 
FMST 498) and field work (FMST 386, FMST 387). Must receive a 
grade of C or better. FMST 105 and FMST 298F cannot be used to 
meet this requirement unless they are taken before the student 
completes 56 credits. 

(c) Additional courses. Required of all majors. All students must earn 
a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward completion of 
the major. 

FMST 290— Family Economics (3) 

OR ECON 200 — Principles of Microeconomics (4) 

OR ECON 201 — Principles of Macroeconomics (4) 
EDMS 451— Introduction to Educational Statistics (3) 

OR STAT 100— Elementary Statistics and Probability (3) 
SOCY 100— Introduction to Sociology (3) 

OR SOCY 105 — Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems (3) 
PSYC 100— Introduction to Psychology (3) 
COMM 100 — Foundations of Speech Communication (3) 

OR COMM 107 — Speech Communication: Principles and Practices (3) 

OR COMM 125 — Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) 

Course Code: FMST 



FINANCE 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING (ENFP) 
A. James Clark School of Engineering 

0151 Martin Hall, 301-405-3992 
www.enfp.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: DiMarzo 

Associate Chair: Milke 

Professors: Brannigan, Quintiere 

Associate Professors: Milke, Mowrer, Trouve 

Assistant Professor: Marshall 

Lecturers (part-time): Gagnon, Koffel, Simone 

Emeriti: Bryan, Spivac 

Adjunct Professor: Kashiwagi 

The Major 

Fire Protection Engineering is concerned with the applications of scientific 
and technical principles to the growth, mitigation, and suppression of fire. 
This includes the effects of fire on people, on structures, on commodities, 
and on operations. The identification of fire hazards and their risk, relative 
to the cost of protection, is an important aspect of fire safety design. 

The educational objectives of the undergraduate program in Fire Protection 
Engineering are to produce graduates who: 

1. have the technical knowledge and skills needed to practice fire 
protection engineering in a variety of modern professional settings; 

2. have the basic competencies needed to pursue advanced studies 
in fire protection engineering and related fields; 

3. have the ability to understand and communicate the societal, 
environmental, economic and safety implications of engineering 
decisions; 



4. are prepared to attain professional certification and licensure; and 



118 Food Science Program 



5. appreciate the need to maintain continual professional competency 
and to practice ethically. 

The practice of fire protection engineering has developed from the 
implementation and interpretation of codes and standards directed at fire 
safety. These safety codes contain technical information and prescriptions 
derived from experience and research. Research has also led to quantitative 
methods to assess aspects of fire and fire safety. Thus, fire protection 
engineers need to be versed in the current technical requirements for fire 
safety and in the scientific principles that underlie fire and its interactions. 

The fire protection engineering student receives a fundamental engineering 
education involving the subjects of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. 
The program builds on other core engineering subjects of materials, fluid 
mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer with emphasis on principles 
and phenomena related to fire. Fluid mechanics includes applications to 
sprinkler design, suppression systems, and smoke movement. Heat transfer 
introduces the student to principles of evaporation for liquid fuels. The 
subject of combustion is introduced involving premixed and diffusion flames, 
ignition and flame spread, and burning processes. Laboratory experience is 
gained by being exposed to standard fire tests and measurements. Design 
procedures are emphasized for systems involving suppression, detection, 
alarm, and building safety requirements. The background and application of 
codes and standards are studied to prepare the student for practice in the 
field. System concepts of fire safety and methods of analysis are presented. 
A senior design or research project is required which gives the student an 
opportunity to explore issues beyond the normal classroom environment. 

In general, the curriculum is designed to give the student a grounding in the 
science and practice of fire safety. The field touches on many disciplines 
and its scientific basis is expanding. It is an engineering discipline that is 
still growing, and offers a variety of excellent career opportunities. These 
cover a wide spectrum involving safety assessment reviews, hazards 
analysis and research, loss prevention and regulatory issues. 



Requirements for Major 

Freshman Year Fall 

CORE Program Requirements (Incl ENGL 101) 3 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers 3 

MATH 140, 141— Analysis I, II 4 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 3 

ENES 102— Statics 

PHYS 161— General Physics I 

ENFP 108 (optional) — Hot Topics in Fire 

Total 13 

Sophomore Year 

CORE Requirements (incl. Diversity Courses) 3 

MATH 240— Linear Algebra OR 4 

MATH 241— Analysis III 

MATH 246— Differential Equations 

PHYS 260, 270— General Physics II, III 4 

ENES 221, 220— Dynamics/Mechanics of Materials 3 

ENFP 251 — Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering 3 

ENFP 255 — Fire Alarm and Special Hazards Design 

Total 17 

Junior Year 

CORE Requirements 3 

ENME 320— Thermodynamics* 3 

ENFP 300— Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics 3 

ENFP 310 — Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design 
ENFP 312— Heat and Mass Transfer 

ENFP 320 — Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory 4 

ENFP 350 — Professional Development Seminar 
General Elective - see advisor for details 
Approved Electives 

(STAT, ENFP, ENES, ENXX)**1 3 

Total 16 

Senior Year 

CORE Requirements 3 

ENFP 405— Structural Fire Protection 

ENFP 411 — Fire Protection Hazard Analysis 

ENFP 415— Fire Dynamics 3 

ENFP 416 — Problem Synthesis and Design 

ENFP 421— Life Safety and Risk Analysis 3 

ENFP 425— Fire Modelling 3 

Approved Electives 

(STAT, ENFP, ENES, ENXX)**1 3 

Total 15 

Total Credit Hours 



Spring 

6 



16 



3 
4 
3 

3 
16 



3 
16 



3 

12 

122 



*ENME 320 is for non-ME majors. ENME 232 is usually for ME majors, but 

may be substitued w/permission. 

**At least 3 credits (1 course) of approved electives must be in ENFP. 

3 credits (1 course) must also either be a statistics, mathematics or 

applied mathematics course. 

An additional chemistry course(s) in organic, analytical or physical 

chemistry is recommended. 

See the department for an additional listing of approved electives. 

Admission 

Admission requirements are identical to those set by the A. James Clark 
School of Engineering. (See A. James Clark School of Engineering section 
in chapter 6.) 

Advising 

Mandatory advising by department faculty is required of all students every 
semester. Students schedule their advising appointments in the 
department Office, 0151 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3992. 

Fieldwork and Internship Opportunities 

Part-time and summer professional experience opportunities and paid 
internship information is available in the department Office, 0151 
Glenn L. Martin Hall. See your advisor or the Coordinator: J. Milke, 301- 
405-3992. 

Financial Assistance 

Numerous scholarships and grants are available to students in the 
department from organizational and corporate sponsors. Information is 
available on eligibility, financial terms and retention criteria in the 
department Office. The majority of the scholarships are for junior and 
senior students, but some scholarships are available for first- and second- 
year students. Also refer to our web site at www.enfp.umd.edu. 

Honors and Awards 

Academic achievement awards are sponsored by the department and the student 
professional-honor societies. These awards are presented at the annual A. James 
Clark School of Engineering Honors Convocation. Eligibility criteria for these awards 
are available in the department Office. Qualified students in the department are 
eligible for participation in the A. James Clark School of Engineering honors program. 



Student Organizations 



The departmental honor society, Salamander, is open to academically 
eligible junior and senior students. The University of Maryland student 
chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers is the professional 
society for all interested students in the department. Student membership 
in the National Fire Protection Association is available too. Information on 
these organizations may be obtained from current members in the student 
lounge, 1123 Engineering Laboratory Building, 301-405-3992. 

Course code: ENFP 



FOOD SCIENCE PROGRAM 

Please see entry for Nutrition and Food Science later in this chapter. 

FRENCH AND ITALIAN LANGUAGES 
AND LITERATURES (FRIT) 

For more information, consult School of Languages, Literatures, and 
Cultures elsewhere in this chapter. 



GEOGRAPHY (GEOG) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

2181 LeFrak Hall, 301-405-4050 
www.geog.umd.edu 

Chair: Townshend 

Associate Chair: Cirrincione 

Professors: Christian, Dubayah, Goward, Justice, Kasischke, Kearney, 

Prince, Townshend 

Associate Professors: Brodsky, Cirrincione* (Curriculum and Instruction), 

DeFries* (ESSIC), Geores, Liang 



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Assistant Professors: Dibble, Kleidon 

Lecturers: Eney, Kinerney, Zlatic 

Professors Emeritus: Harper, Thompson, Wiedel 

Adjunct Faculty: Douglas, Foresman, Goetz, Izzauralde, 

Roseberg, Townsend, Tucker, Walthall, Williams 

♦Joint appointment with unit indicated. 



Morisette, 



The Major 

The Department of Geography offers programs of study leading to the 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Many students find that the multiple 
perspectives of geography form an excellent base for a liberal arts 
education. The abilities to write clearly and to synthesize information and 
concepts are valued highly in geographical education and practice. 
Students of geography must master substantive knowledge either in the 
physical/natural sciences or in the behavioral/social sciences in addition 
to methodological knowledge. Some advanced geography courses, such as 
geomorphology and climatology are physical science oriented; economic 
geography, urban systems, and population geography focus on the social 
sciences, while environmental studies, ecology, and the geography of 
human dimensions of global change combine the two. International 
interests are best pursued with complementary study in foreign languages 
and area studies. 

The central question in geographical study is "where?" Geographers 
research locational questions of the natural environment, of social and 
economic systems, and of past human activity on the land. Students of 
geography must master a variety of techniques that are useful in locational 
analysis, including computer applications and mapping, map making or 
cartography, air-photo interpretation and remote sensing, field observation, 
statistical analysis, and mathematical modelling. 

Increasingly, geographers apply their combined methodological and 
substantive knowledge towards the solution of society's problems. Some 
graduates find geography to be an excellent background for careers in 
defense and intelligence, journalism, law, travel and tourism, the nonprofit 
sector, and business and management. Most professional career positions 
in geography require graduate training. Many geographers take positions in 
scientific research, planning, management and policy analysis for both 
government and private agencies. 

Major Requirements Including Program Options 

Within any of the specializations available in the geography major program 
it is possible for students to adjust their programs to fit their individual 
interests. The geography major totals 35 semester hours. In addition to the 
35 semester hours, the geography major is required to take an additional 
15 semester hours of supporting course work outside of the department. 
The hours can be either in one department or in an area of specialization. 
An area of specialization requires that a written program of courses be 
reviewed and placed on file by the department advisor. See Advising Office, 
Lefrak 2108, 301-405-8085, e-mail geog-advise@umd.edu, web page: 
www.geog.umd.edu. Supporting courses generally are related to the area of 
specialty in geography. The pass-fail option is not applicable to major or 
supporting courses. A minimum grade of C in each course is required for 
major and supporting courses. 



The required courses for geography majors are as follows: 



Primary Courses (GEOG 201, 202, 211, 212) 
An upper-level physical geography course 
An upper-level human geography course 
An upper-level geographic technique course 
Upper-level geography electives 
Quantitative Methods OR Statistics 
(e.g. GEOG 305 OR its equivalent 
Total 

Geography Primary Courses 



The following four courses provide the initial base of the Geography 

Program: 

GEOG 201 — Geography of Environmental Systems 3 

GEOG 202— The World in Cultural Perspective 3 

GEOG 211 — Geography of Environmental Systems Laboratory 1 

GEOG 212— The World in Cultural Perspective Lab 1 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

8 

3 
3 
3 

15 

3 
35 



Upper-Level Elective 

At least one upper-level course each in physical geography, human 
geography, and geographic technique is required regardless of the 
speciality of the individual student's program. These courses build on the 
initial base provided by the Primary Courses, and also serve as the basis 
for selection of upper-level geography courses. 



Suggested Program of Study for Geography 



Semester 
Credit Hours 



Freshman Year 

ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing 

MATH 110 — Elementary Mathematical Models 

OR MATH 115— Precalculus 
University CORE Distributive Studies 

(To be chosen from the three categories of Humanities-Arts, 
Math-Sciences, and Social Sciences) 

Sophomore Year 

University CORE Distributive Studies 

(To be chosen from Math-Sciences lecture-laboratory courses) 
GEOG 201 — Geography of Environmental Systems 
GEOG 202— The World in Cultural Perspective 
GEOG 211 — Geography of Environmental Systems Lab 
GEOG 212— The World in Cultural Perspective Lab 
Quantitative Methods (GEOG 305 OR its equivalent) 
Electives 

Junior Year 

ENGL 391 

CORE Advanced Studies 

Advanced Human Geography 

Advanced Physical Geography 

Advanced Technique Geography 

Geography Upper-Level Elective 

Electives 

Senior Year 

Geography Upper-Level Electives 

Electives 

Total 



24 



3 
3 

1 

1 

3 

15 



3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
12 



12 

18 

120 



Introduction to Geography 

The 100-level geography courses are general education courses for 
persons who have had no previous contact with the discipline in high 
school or for persons planning to take only one course in geography. They 
provide general overviews of the field or in one of its major topics. Credit 
for these courses is not applied to the major. 

Related Programs 

Geographic Information Science/Computer Cartography Program 

The Geography Department offers an important area of specialization: GIS 
and Computer Cartography. The Bachelor of Science degree program in 
Geographic Information Science and Computer Cartography is designed to 
give students the technical skills needed to acquire, manage and analyze 
very large amounts of geographic data. Students will get extensive computer 
training in digital processing of remote sensing observations and cartographic 
vector data, spatial analysis, and the display of information products. Almost 
everything we do involves geographic information, from deciding where to live 
and travel, to environmental monitoring and urban planning. Influenced by 
computer technology, the academic disciplines of geographic information 
science such as remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and 
computer cartography have evolved dramatically in the past few decades. 
Remote sensing is the science of obtaining geographic information from 
aircraft and satellites. GIS technology manages and analyzes different forms 
of digital geographic data, and this field has been growing at an extraordinary 
rate. Computer cartography has revolutionized traditional cartography to vastly 
improve map making and visualization of geographic information in a 
multimedia environment. 

Students concentrating in GIS/Cartography must take the Geography 
Primary courses, totalling eight hours: one upper-level course in physical 
geography, and one in human geography plus six hours of systematic 
electives, totalling 12 hours; and Cartography/Geographic technique 
courses, totalling 15 hours. Supporting area courses must be taken from a 
list provided by the department. All math programs should be approved by a 
departmental advisor. 



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Geography and Social Studies Education Double Major 

In conjunction with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the 
Geography Department offers a special 121 credit hours program for 
students wishing to double major in Geography and Social Studies 
Education - Geography Concentration, allowing them to teach geography at 
the secondary level. Early examination of requirements is encouraged to 
reduce the number of additional hours required. In addition to the 
Geography Departments required credits, the program requires 28 credit 
hours of course work in history and the social sciences. For a list of 
requirements, contact the Geography Undergraduate Advising Office. 
Requirements are also listed under the Department of Curriculum and 
Instruction Social Studies Education - Geography Concentration double 
major option. 

Minor 

Minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS) 

Total of 15/16 credit hours. See undergraduate advising office for details, 
LeFrak Hall 2108, 301-405-4073. Choose GEOG 201/211 or GEOG 202 
(3/4 credits). Required: GEOG 398Q, GEOG 371, GEOG 372, GEOG 373 
(12 credits). 

Internship Opportunities 

The department offers a one-semester internship program for 
undergraduates (GEOG 384 and 385). The goal of the program is to 
enhance undergraduates' intellectual growth and career opportunities. The 
internship provides an opportunity for the students to expand their 
understanding of the field by linking the theoretical aspects of geography 
acquired in the classroom to the applied aspects operating in a practice 
situation. The internship program is open only to geography juniors and 
seniors. All interns must have completed the following prerequisites: GEOG 
201/211, 202/212, 305 or its equivalent, and the upper-level writing 
requirement. An application form from the undergraduate geography advisor 
must be submitted one semester before the internship is desired. See 
undergraduate advising office, 2108 LeFrak Hall, 301-405-4073 for 
information. 

Honors 

For information on the geography honors program, contact the 
undergraduate advisor. 

Student Organizations 

Gamma Theta Upsilon, the geography undergraduate organization, operates 
a program of student-sponsored talks and field trips. 

Course Code: GEOG 



GEOLOGY (GEOL) 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

1115 Geology Building, 301-405-4365 
www.geol.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Brown 

Professors: Candela, Chang (emeritus), Rudnick, Walker, Wyliet 

Associate Professors: Kaufman, McDonough, Prestegaard, Stifel (emeritus) 

Assistant Professor: Farquhar 

Adjunct Professor: Zen 

Assistant Research Scientists: Piccoli, Puchtel 

Lecturers: Holtz, Merck, Peamston, Penniston-Dorland 

Affiliate Faculty: Busalacchi, Fahnestock 

tDistinguished Scholar Teacher 



The Major 



Geology is the science of the Earth. In its broadest sense, geology concerns 
itself with planetary formation and subsequent modification, with emphasis 
on the study of planet Earth. Geologists study Earth's internal and surficial 
structure and materials, the chemical and physical processes acting within 
and on the Earth, and utilize the principles of mathematics, physics, 
chemistry, and biology to understand our planet and its environments. 

Geological Studies encompass all the physical, chemical, and biological 
aspects of Earth. Increasingly, geologists are taking a holistic approach in 
the collection and interpretation of data about the Earth, which means that 
the wider context of the geological sciences is broad and diverse. In 
studying the Earth as a system, we are concerned with geology and 
geophysics, hydrology, oceanography and marine science, meteorology and 



atmospheric science, planetary science, and soil science. A major in any 
relevant discipline can lead to a satisfying career within the geological 
sciences. In general, graduate training is expected for advancement to the 
most rewarding positions and for academic employment. 

Geologists are employed by governmental, industrial, and academic 
organizations. Geologists work in exploration for new mineral and 
hydrocarbon resources, as consultants on engineering and environmental 
projects, as teachers and researchers in universities, and in many other 
challenging positions. For many, the attraction of a career in geology is the 
ability to divide time between work in the field, the laboratory, and the 
office. Although the employment outlook within geology varies with the 
global economic climate, the long-range outlook is good. This is because 
our dwindling energy, mineral, and water resources, along with increasing 
concerns about natural hazards and environmental issues, present new 
challenges for geologists. 

The Geology Program at Maryland includes a broad range of undergraduate 
courses to accommodate both Geology majors and students within the 
Environmental Science and Policy Program. Within the Geology major, a 
requirement exists for a senior undergraduate research project to be 
performed under the direction of a faculty advisor. This requirement 
provides invaluable experience in writing proposals and reports, gathering, 
analyzing and evaluating data, and delivering scientific talks. In addition, 
a Departmental Honors Program and a combined B.S./M.S. Program 
are available. 

Requirements for the Geology Major, Professional Track 

The geology curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of industry, 
graduate school, and government. For the B.S. degree, the students are 
required to complete the departmental requirements (49 credits) and the 
supporting requirements (23/24 credits) in addition to the CORE (general 
education) Program requirements. The department requires that to receive 
a degree in Geology, students must have a grade of C or better in the 
required Geology Courses, and an average of C or better in the Supporting 
Courses. 

Courses required for the B.S. in Geology are listed below, Some courses 
require field trips for which the students are expected to pay for room (if 
required) and board. Field camp is taken during the summer at institutions 
other than the University of Maryland, College Park, that offer camps 
approved by the department. 



CORE Program Requirements* 
Geology Courses 

One of the following: 

GEOL 100/110— Physical Geology and Laboratory 
GEOL 120/110— Environmental Geology and Lab 

GEOL 102— Historical Geology 

GEOL 322— Mineralogy 

GEOL 340— Geomorphology 

GEOL 341— Structural Geology 

GEOL 342— Stratigraphy and Sedimentation 

GEOL 393— Technical Writing 

GEOL 394— Research Problems 

GEOL 445— Geochemistry 

GEOL 451— Groundwater 

GEOL 423— Optical Mineralogy 

GEOL 443— Petrology 

GEOL 490— Field Camp 



Supporting Courses 

One of the following: 

CHEM 103— General Chemistry I 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers and 
CHEM 136 — General Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 
CHEM 113— General Chemistry II 
MATH 140— Calculus I 
MATH 141— Calculus II 
PHYS 141— General Physics 
One of the following 

PHYS 142— General Physics 

BIOM 301 — Introduction to Biometrics 

Any upper-level Geology course 

Credit hours-supporting requirement 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

46 



4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
4 
6 
49 



23-24 



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*0f the normal CORE requirements (46 credit hours), at least 13-14 credits 
are met by the major requirements in Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology or 
Physics (Mathematics and the sciences area). 

Requirements for the Geology Major, Secondary Education 
Track 

The Secondary Education Track in Geology leads to a B. S. Degree in Geology 
with special emphasis on course work that helps prepare the student for 
teaching at the secondary school level. Further coursework and student 
teaching are required for an education certification. This track also prepares 
the student for work as a geologist in government or industry, or for further 
graduate study, although students primarily intending to attend graduate 
school in Geology are advised to choose the Professional Track. 

Relative to the professional Geology track, in the secondary education track 
there is a reduction of two upper-level Geology course requirements, but 
the addition of two Education courses and a Meteorology requirement. 
Further coursework in Education (including student teaching) will be 
required in order to obtain a Maryland State Teaching Certification. 
Although Geology is by nature interdisciplinary, it is recommended that 
students consider taking additional courses in Astronomy, Biology and the 
philosophy of science in order to add to their educational breadth. The 
department requires that to receive a degree in Geology, students must 
have a grade of C or better in the required Geology Courses, and an 
average of C or better in the Supporting Courses. 

Semester 
Credit Hours 

CORE Program Requirements** 30 

"excluding mathematics, science and one capstone requirement 

Geology Courses 



One of the following: 

GEOL 100/110— Physical Geology and Laboratory 
GEOL 120/110— Environmental Geology and Lab 

GEOL 102— Historical Geology 

GEOL 322— Mineralogy 

GEOL 340— Geomorphology 

GEOL 341— Structural Geology 

GEOL 393— Technical Writing 

GEOL 394— Research Problems (Capstone) 

GEOL 490— Field Camp 



Plus 3 courses selected from: 

GEOL 342— Stratigraphy and Sedimentation 

GEOL 445— Geochemistry 

GEOL 451— Groundwater 

GEOL 423— Optical Mineralogy 

GEOL 443— Petrology 
Credit hours — Geology requirement 

Supporting Courses 

One of the following: 

CHEM 103— General Chemistry I 
CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers and 
CHEM 136 — General Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 

METO 200— Weather and Climate 

CHEM 113— General Chemistry II 

MATH 140— Calculus I 

MATH 141— Calculus II 

PHYS 141— General Physics 

Credit hours — supporting requirement 

Education Courses 

6 credits chosen from the following: 

EDPL 301 — Foundations of Education 

OR EDPL 401 — Educational Technology, Policy, and Social Change 

EDHD 413 — Adolescent Development 

EDHD 426 — Cognitive and Motivational Basis of Reading I 

EDCI 463— Teaching Reading in Content Area II 

Credit hours — Education requirement 

Recommended: 

ASTR 100 OR 101— Astronomy 

BSCI 105 and BSCI 106— Principles of Biology I and II 

PHIL 250/HIST 174— Philosophy/History of Science 

PHYS 142 — General Physics, second semester 

The remaining 6 credits of the Education courses listed above 



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Combined B.S./M.S. in Geology 

The Combined B.S./M.S. program is designed to permit a superior student 
to earn both the Bachelor's and the Master's degrees following five years 
of study. The combined program is an integrated experience of 
undergraduate and graduate work. Nine credits of graduate courses taken 
as an undergraduate can be counted towards both the B.S. and M.S. 
degrees. The master's thesis may be a continuation of work began as part 
of the undergraduate senior thesis. 

Acceptance into the Combined B.S./M.S. normally would occur after the 
end of the sophomore year. The minimum requirements for acceptance into 
this program are similar to those for the Geology Honors program and are: 

1. An overall GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the sophomore year 
and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses required for the major. 

2. At least three letters of recommendation. 

3. An essay or statement of purpose. 

4. An interview with the undergraduate Honors Director and the 
Graduate Director. 

The Combined B.S./M.S. program allows 9 credits of graduate courses 
(600-level or above) to be counted towards both the B.S. and M.S. 
degrees. A grade of "B" or better must be earned in each of these courses. 

Continued progress in the program requires completion of the undergraduate 
curriculum, a GPA of 3.5 or better in GEOL 393 and GEOL 394, and 
maintenance of a 3.0 overall GPA and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses 
required for the major. The requirements for admission into the graduate 
program must also be met, including receiving acceptable scores in the 
General GRE exam, usually taken during the fall term of the senior year. 

Requirements for the M.S. Degree 

There are no changes from the current requirements. Students must 
complete 24 credits of course work approved by the Graduate Committee 
and 6 credits of thesis research and defend a research proposal and a 
thesis. Students in the Combined B.S./M.S. may bring forward up to 9 
credits at the 600 level from their B.S. program. 

Minors 

An undergraduate Minor recognizes concentrated study in a designated 
field in the College Of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences. The 
award of a Minor will be noted on the student's transcript at the time of 
graduation. 

These minors may be earned by students not majoring in Geology and are 
administered by the Geology Undergraduate Studies Director. A grade of 
"C" or better must be earned in all courses required for the minor. See 
www.geol.umd.edu for more information. 

Minor in Surficial Geology 

Required: GEOL 100/110 (Physical Geology/Lab) or GEOL 120/110 
(Environmental Geology/Lab), GEOL 123 Global Climate Change), GEOL 

340 (Geomorphology), Plus two of: GEOL 342 (Sedimentation and 
Stratigraphy), GEOL 451 (Groundwater), GEOL 452 (Watershed and Wetland 
hydrology), GEOL 331 (Principles of Paleontology). 

Minor in Earth Material Properties 

Required: GEOL 100/110 (Physical Geology/Lab) or GEOL 120/110 
(Environmental Geology/Lab), GEOL 322 (Mineralogy) Plus two of: GEOL 

341 (Structural Geology), GEOL 423 (Optical Mineralogy), GEOL 443 
(Petrology), GEOL 445 (Principles of Geochemistry). 

Minor in Earth History 

Required: GEOL 100/110 (Physical Geology/Lab) or GEOL 120/110 
(Environmental Geology/Lab), GEOL 102 (Historical Geology) Plus three of: 
GEOL 331 (Principles of Paleontology), GEOL 341 (Structural Geology), 
GEOL 342 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy), GEOL 436 (Biogeochemistry). 

Minor in Hydrology 

Required: GEOL 100/110 (Physical Geology/Lab) or GEOL 120/110 
(Environmental Geology/Lab), GEOL 322 (Mineralogy) ), GEOL 342 
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy) Plus two of: GEOL 436 (Biogeochemistry), 
GEOL 445 (Principles of Geochemistry), GEOL 451 (Groundwater), GEOL 
452 (Watershed and Wetland hydrology). 



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All Geology minors are an appropriate disciplinary combination with 
Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics majors within 
CMPS. The minors are also appropriate for majors outside the college with 
appropriate matches including, but not limited to: 

Geography/Remote Sensing (Surficial Geology) 
Engineering and Material Sciences (Earth Material Properties) 
Evolutionary Biology and Physical Anthropology (Earth History) 
Biology, Biological Diversity, and ecology (Eath History, Hydrology) 



Advising 



The Geology Undergraduate Studies Director serves as the advisor for the 
geology majors, 1119 Geology Building, 301-405-4379. Students who have 
been away more than two years may find that due to curriculum changes 
the courses they have taken may no longer be adequate preparation for the 
courses required to complete the major. Students in this situation must 
meet with the Undergraduate Studies Director to make appropriate plans. 

Honors 

Admission to the Program is by invitation of the Honors Committee, 
normally at the end of the sophomore year and normally will be extended to 
students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and a GPA of 3.0 or better in 
all courses required for the major. 

Graduation with Honors normally requires completion of the curriculum, a 
GPA of 3.5 or better in GEOL 393H and GEOL 394H, and maintenance of a 
3.0 overall GPA and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses required for the 
major. Maintenance of a GPA of 3.5 or above and a grade of A in both 
GEOL 393H and GEOL 394H will earn the distinction of Graduation with 
High Honors. 

The curriculum for Honors in Geology follows the University Honors Program 
Track I: Thesis Option with a 15 credit minimum. 



1. The requirement for upper division Honors courses will 
minimum of 9 hours as follows: 



be met by a 



a. GEOL 489H Recent Advances in Geology (3 credit hours), and 

b. 6 credit hours from the following: 

i) a 3 credit hour graduate-level course approved by the 
Departmental Honors Committee, 

ii) Honors Option project in a three or four credit hour upper-level 
course from the offerings in the Geology Department. The 
Honors Option 

Proposal must be approved by the Departmental Honors Committee, 
the professor teaching the course and the University Honors Program. A 
proposal must be approved by the Department and submitted to the 
University Honors Program by the 10th day of class in the semester in 
which the course will be taken and the project completed. 

2. The research and thesis requirement will be met by completion of GEOL 
393H and GEOL 394H with a GPA of 3.5 or better (6 credit hours). 

Honors and Awards 

Bengt Svenonius Memorial Scholarship for graduating senior with the 
highest overall scholastic average; Fernow Memorial Faculty Field Camp 
Awards for geology majors to attend geology summer camp; Sigma Gamma 
Epsilon Award for a senior in geology for Outstanding Scholastic 
Achievement and service to the Society; and Best Senior Research Award. 

Student Organizations 

Sigma Gamma Epsilon, National Honor Society for Earth Sciences, and the 
Geology Club. 

Course Code: GEOL 



GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GVPT) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

3140 Tydings Hall, 301-405-4156 
www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt 

Professor and Chair: Lichbach 

Professors: Alfordt, Alperovitz, Barber, Butterwortht, Elkin, Franda, Gimpel, 

Glassf, Graber, Heisler, Hernsont, Lichbach, Oppenheimerf , Pearson, 

Pirages, Questerf, Terchek, Telhami, Tismaneanuf, Uslaner, Walters*, 

Wilkenfeld, Williams, Wilson* (JM Burns Academy of Leadership) 

Associate Professors: Conca, Davenport, Haufler, Kaminski, Lalman, 

Layman, Lee, Mcintosh, Morris, Schreurs, Soltan, Swistak, (African 

American Studies), Wilkenfeld 

Assistant Professors: Grob, Kastner, Kaufmann, Kim, Schwedler 

Instructor: Vietri 

f Distinguished Scholar Teacher 

♦Joint Appointment with unit indicated 

The Department of Government and Politics offers programs for the general 
student as well as for students who are interested in careers in 
government, the public sector, politics, foreign assignments, teaching, a 
variety of graduate programs, and law schools. Satisfactory completion of 
requirements leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and politics. 

The study of politics is both an ancient discipline and a modern social 
science. The origin of the discipline can be traced back to the earliest 
times when philosophers, statesmen, and citizens studied the nature of 
government, justice, responsibility, and the consequences of political action. 
More recently, the study of politics has also emphasized scientific analysis 
and methods of observations about politics. Today, the discipline reflects a 
broad effort to collect data about politics and governments utilizing 
relatively new techniques developed by all of the social sciences. 

The Department of Government and Politics combines philosophical and 
scientific concerns in its overall program as well as in specific courses. It 
emphasizes such broad areas as political development, policy analysis, 
social justice, political economy, conflict, and human rights. These broad 
conceptual areas are integral components of study in the discipline. The 
areas are commonly referred to as American government and politics; 
comparative government; political theory; international relations; public 
administration; public law; public policy and political behavior. 

Majoring in Government and Politics 
and the Academic Review 

Government and Politics is a limited enrollment program that has special 
requirements for admission, such as minimum GPA guidelines and required 
courses. Students planning on transferring into the major should contact the 
department for details on Limited Enrollment requirements. Students admitted 
as incoming freshman will have their academic review after 45 credits. 

Requirements for Major 

Government and Politics majors must complete 36 semester hours of GVPT 
courses with a minimum grade of C in each course. At least 18 of the 36 
credits must be in upper-level courses and all majors are required to 
complete GVPT 100, GVPT 170 or GVPT 171, and GVPT 241. 

In addition, all majors must complete ECON 200, an approved skills option 
(a foreign language or three quantitative courses from a select list), and a 
secondary area of concentration in another department or approved 
interdisciplinary area. All courses used to satisfy these requirements must 
be completed with a minimum grade of C. 



Honors Program 



All students majoring in government may apply for admission to the GVPT 
Honors Program. Additional information concerning the Honors Program 
may be obtained at the department offices. 



GERMANIC STUDIES (GERM) 

For more information, consult School of Languages, Literatures, and 
Cultures elsewhere in this chapter. 



Internships 



The department offers students a variety of internship experiences. Only six 
hours of graded GVPT internship credit will apply to the 36 hours needed in 
the major. Internship credit graded on a pass/fail basis may not be used to 
satisfy the GVPT major requirements. In no case may more than 12 
internship credits be counted towards the 120 credits needed to graduate. 
Internships are generally open only to GVPT majors with junior standing and 
a 3.0 GPA. 



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Advising 

Academic advising is available daily on a walk-in or appointment basis in 
the Undergraduate Advising Office, 1135A Tydings Hall. 



HESP 407— Bases of Hearing Science 
HESP 411— Introduction to Audiology 



Course Code: GVPT 



HEALTH 

See Public and Community Health later in this chapter. 

HEARING AND SPEECH SCIENCES (HESP) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

0100 Lefrak Hall, 301-405-4214 
www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp/ 

Professor and Chair: Ratner 

Professors: Gordon-Salant, McCall (Emeritus), Yeni-Komshian (Emerita) 

Associate Professors: Roth 

Assistant Professors: Chatterjee, Fitzgerald, Newman, Shah 

Instructors: Antonisse, Book, Brewer, Davis, Fitzgibbons, Hakim, Handy, 

McCabe, Nelson, Oberzut, Palmer, Park, Perlroth, Samlan, Sherlock, 

Sisskin, Skinker, Sonies, Worthington, Zalewski 

Affiliate Professor: Stone 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Chi-Fishman 

Adjunct Professor: Drayna, Galliard, Grafman 



The Major 



Hearing and speech sciences is an inherently interdisciplinary field, 
integrating knowledge from the physical and biological sciences, medicine, 
psychology, linguistics, and education in order to understand human 
communication and its disorders. The department curriculum leads to the 
Bachelor of Arts degree. An undergraduate major in this field is an 
appropriate background for graduate training in Speech-Language Pathology 
or Audiology, as well as for graduate work in other disciplines requiring a 
knowledge of normal or disordered speech language, or hearing. The 
student who wishes to work professionally as a speech-language 
pathologist or audiologist must obtain a graduate degree in order to meet 
national certification requirements, and most state licensure laws. 

The hearing and speech sciences curriculum is designed in part to provide 
supporting course work for majors in related fields, so most course 
offerings are available to both departmental majors and non-majors. 
Permission of instructor may be obtained for waiver of course prerequisites 
for non-majors wishing to take hearing and speech courses of interest. 

Requirements for Major 

A student majoring in hearing and speech sciences must complete 33 
semester hours of required courses (HESP 120, 202, HESP 300, HESP 
305, HESP 311, HESP 400, HESP 402, HESP 403, HESP 404, or HESP 
406, HESP 407 and HESP 411) and six semester hours of electives in the 
department to satisfy major course requirements. No course with a grade 
less than C may count toward major course requirements. In addition to the 
36 semester hours needed for a major, 9 semester hours of supporting 
courses in statistics and other related fields are required. For these 12 
hours, a C average is required. In addition, when a HESP course has a listed 
pre-requisite, this pre-requisite must have been completed with a grade of C 
or better before registration in the subsequent course wll be approved. 

A guide to the major is available through the department office in room 0100 
Lefrak or on the departmental website atwww.bsos.umd.edu/hesp/ 

Course sequencing is extremely important within this major. Advising for 
majors is mandatory. 

Required courses for the HESP major: 

HESP 202 — Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences 3 

HESP 120— Introduction to Linguistics 3 

PSYC 100— Introduction to Psychology 3 

HESP 300— Introduction to Psycholinguistics 3 

HESP 305 — Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 3 
HESP 311 — Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Auditory System 3 

HESP 400 — Speech and Language Development in Children 3 

HESP 402— Speech Pathology I: Language Disorders in Children 3 

HESP 403— Introduction to Phonetic Science 3 

HESP 404 — Speech Pathology II: Voice and Fluency Disorders 3 

OR 

HESP 406 — Speech Pathology III: Aphasia and neuromotor disorders 3 



Electives — Students must take six credits from the following offerings: 

HESP 386— Experiential Learning ..3 

HESP 417 — Principles and Methods in Speech Language 
Pathology and Audiology 3 

HESP 418 — Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology3 
HESP 420— Deafness and sign language 3 

HESP 422 — Neurological bases of human communication 3 

HESP 423 — Phonetics for teachers of English as a second language 3 

HESP 469— Honors thesis research 3 

HESP 498 — Seminar in Hearing and Speech Sciences (topics vary). 3 

HESP 499— Independent Study ...3 

Allied/Related Fields (12 credits): 

In addition to a required statistics course, the student will take six 
credits from course offerings in Allied/Related Fields and PSYC 100. A full 
list of these offerings is available in the Hearing and Speech Sciences 
Department undergraduate guide. 

Departmental Honors 

An Honors option in HESP is available to students. This option must be 
declared prior to the junior year, and requires a 3.5 or higher GPA overall 
and in HESP coursework. For specific information on procedures for 
completing the Honors option, consult the Undergraduate Director or the 
department guide. 

Advising 

Information on advising for hearing and speech sciences may be obtained 
by calling the department office, 301-405-4214. An undergraduate program 
guide is available through the department office at 0100 Lefrak, or on the 
web atwww.bsos.umd.edu/hesp/. Advising appointments may be made at 
www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp/hespaptcalendar/ 



Special Opportunities 



The Department operates a sizeable Hearing and Speech Clinic (301-405- 
4218) and an award-winning language enrichment preschool, the LEAP 
program. Both serve the campus and greater metropolitan area, and 
provide in-house opportunities for clinical observation and training. The 
department facilities also include a number of well-equipped speech, 
language and hearing research laboratories. 



Student Organizations 



Hearing and speech majors are invited to join the department branch of the 
National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). 

Course Code: HESP 



HISTORY (HIST) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2115 Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-4265 
www.history.umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Gerstle 

Distinguished University Professors: Berlin, Brush, Gilbert 

Professors: Belz, Eckstein, Friedel, Gullickson, Harris, Henrettat/, Herf, 

Holum, Lampe, Lapin, Michel, Olson, Price, Rozenblit, Sutherland, 

Vaughan, Weinstein, Zhang 

Associate Professors: Barkley-Brown, Cooperman, M. David-Fox, Gao, 

Grimsted, Landau, Lyons, Mayo, Moss, Muncy, Ridgway, Rowland, Sicilia, 

Sumida, Williams, Zilfi 

Assistant Professors: Bradbury, K. David-Fox, Giovacchini, Gordon, Mar, Zeller 

f Distinguished Scholar Teacher 

The Department of History seeks to broaden the student's cultural 
background through the study of history and to provide preparation for 
those interested in law, publishing, teaching, journalism, civil service, 
military, museum work, archival and library work, diplomacy, business 
school, and graduate study. 

Undergraduate advisors assist each major in planning a curriculum to meet 
his or her personal interests. We encourage students to meet with an 
advisor, both in the department and in the College of Arts and Humanities, 
once every semester. 



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The department sponsors a History Undergraduate Association which 
majors and other interested students are encouraged to join. It 
also sponsors Phi Alpha Theta, study-abroad programs, and experiential 
learning (internships). 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the History major are 39 hours of history course work 
distributed as follows: 12 hours in 100-200 level introductory courses 
selected from at least two general geographical fields of history and 
including History 208; 15 hours in one major area of concentration (see 
below); nine hours of history in at least two major areas other than the area 
of concentration; History 408. All courses for the major must be completed 
with a minimum grade of C-, and 21 hours of the 39 total hours must be at 
the junior-senior (300-400) level. 

At least one course (three credits), must be taken from an approved list of 
courses on regions outside both Europe and the U.S. The list may be 
obtained from the History Undergraduate Advisor's Office. 

I. Introductory Courses 

1. The requirement is 12 hours at the 100-200 level taken in at least 
two geographical fields. 

2. One of these must be History 208. 

3. In considering courses that will fulfill this requirement, students are 
encouraged to: 

a. select at least two courses in a sequence 

b. select at least one course before 1500 and one course 
after 1500 

c. sample both regional and topical course offerings. Students will 
normally take one or more introductory courses within their 
major area of concentration. 

II. Major Area of Concentration 

1. The requirement is 15 hours. 

2. Students may choose an area of concentration that is either 
geographic, chronological, or thematic. Areas include: 

a. Geographic regions: Africa, Britain and Western Europe, East 
Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia, Latin and South America, 
Middle East, United States; 

b. Chronological periods; Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern 
Europe, 20th Century World; 

c. Themes: African-American, Economic and Business, Jewish, 
Military, Religious, Science and Technology, Social and Cultural 
Women and Gender. 

III. Nine Hours of History in at Least Two Areas Outside the Area 
of Concentration 

1. Students are encouraged to select mainly upper-level courses. 

2. Students are encouraged to consider regional diversity. 

IV. Capstone 

History 408 will be taken in the senior year and may be inside or 
outside the area of concentration. 



HORTICULTURE (HORT) 



The Horticulture and Agronomy programs have been reorganized into a 
single major, Natural Resource Sciences (NRSC). See Natural Resource 
Sciences elsewhere in this chapter. (Note: Courses formerly offered as 
HORT and AGRO are now offered as NRSC and PLSC.) 



HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/INSTITUTE FOR 
CHILD STUDY (EDHD) 

College of Education 

3304 Benjamin Building, 301-405-2827 
www.education.umd.edu/EDHD 

Chair: Wigfield 

Assistant Director/Institute for Child Study: Battle 

Professors: Alexander!, F°x, Guthrie, Killen, Rubin, Torney-Purta, Wentzel, 

Wigfieldt 

Associate Professors: Flatter, Jones-Hardin, Klein, Marcus, Robertson- 

Tchabo 

Assistant Professors: Azevedo, Cabrera, Parault, Wang 

Emeriti: Bennett, Dittmant, Eliot, Gardner, Goering, Hatfield, Huebner, 

Matteson, Tyler 

f Distinguished Scholar Teacher 

The Department of Human Development offers: (1) a major in Early 
Childhood Education; (2) undergraduate courses in human development at 
the 200, 300, & 400 levels; (3) graduate programs leading to the M.A., 
M.Ed., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees and the A.G.S. certificate; and (4) field 
experiences and internships to develop competence in applying theory to 
practice in schools and other settings. A concentration in life span human 
development and specializations in educational psychology and 
developmental sciences are available at the doctoral level. Faculty research 
in areas such as educational psychology, social, physiological, cognitive 
and moral development, achievement motivation, and early childhood 
education enhance the instructional program. 

Faculty in the Department of Human Development teach courses designed 
for pre-service and in-service teachers in the College of Education as well 
as students from other departments across campus who are seeking an 
education minor or who desire to work with children and adolescents in 
school settings. These courses focus on child and adolescent 
development, language acquisition, cognition, motivation, and reading. In 
addition, the department offers undergraduate courses that help students 
meet CORE requirements and other degree requirements. 

The Institute for Child Study provides consultant services and staff 
development programs for pre-school programs, parent groups, court 
systems, mental health agencies, and other organizations involved with 
helping relationships. Undergraduates and graduate students may 
participate in these programs through course work and internships. 



V. Supporting Courses Outside History 

Nine credits at the 300-400 level in appropriate supporting courses; 
the courses do not all have to be in the same department. Supporting 
courses should study some aspect of culture and society as taught by 
other disciplines. A minimum grade of C- is required. 

A.P. and LB. credits are accepted. 

Honors 

The purpose of the Honors Program in History is to allow promising 
undergraduates to develop historical and historiographical skills, in an 
atmosphere that guarantees personal attention and encourages hard work 
and excellence. The program is a four-semester, 12-credit sequence that 
culminates in a senior thesis, a major research paper written under the 
close supervision of a faculty mentor. The program has two phases. In the 
junior year, students are introduced to the problems of history and writing 
at a sophisticated level via two seminars on problems in historiography. In 
the senior year, students take two supervised courses in the writing of the 
thesis. The minimum GPA for admission to the History Honors Program 
is 3.3. 

Course Code: HIST 



Early Childhood Education 

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program receive a Bachelor of 
Science degree and meet the requirements for teaching preschool, 
kindergarten and primary grades. 

Requirements for Major Including Program Options 

All Teacher Education Programs have designated pre-professional courses and 
a specified sequence of professional courses. Before students may enroll in 
courses identified as part of the professional sequence, they must first gain 
admission to the College of Education's Teacher Education Program. 

Admission 

Application to the Teacher Education Professional Program must be made 
early in the semester prior to beginning professional courses. Admission 
procedures and criteria are explained in the College of Education entry in 
Chapter Six. The Early Childhood program is a Limited Enrollment Program 
(LEP), which admits students on a space-available basis. In addition to the 
College of Education selective admission requirements, early childhood 
majors must meet the following gateway requirements: 

(1) completion of a four-credit CORE laboratory physical science, a four- 
credit CORE laboratory biological science, Elements of Numbers and 
Operations (MATH 212), and Elements of Geometry and 
Measurement (MATH 213) with a minimum cumulative GPA in these 
four courses of 2.70 



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(2) completion of Exploring Teaching in Early Childhood Education 
(EDHD 220) with a grade of B or better. 

A description of the Early Childhood LEP is included in Chapter 6. Detailed 
information regarding the gateway requirements is available in the Office of 
Student Services, Room 1204 Benjamin. 



Advising 



Advising is mandatory for all students desiring acceptance into the Teacher 
Education Program. Students will receive advising through individual advising 
appointments held during the early registration period. Information regarding 
the advising appointment schedule will be available each semester in Room 
1117J Benjamin. Walk-in hours are also posted each semester. 

Honors and Awards 

Early Childhood majors are eligible for the Ordwein Scholarship. Information 
is available in the Office of Student Services, Room 1204, Benjamin. 



Required Courses 



The following courses are required in the program of studies for Early 
Childhood and may also satisfy the University's general education 
requirements. See departmental worksheets and advisors for additional 
information. 



PSYC 100 

Social Science (ANTH, GEOG, GVPT, ECON SOCY) 

HIST 156 

Biological Science w/lab: BSCI 

Physical Science w/lab: ASTR, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS 

EDPL 210 OR EDPL 301 

Other Pre-Professional Requirements 

MATH 212 and MATH 213 

Creative Art: One of the following: KNES 181, 182, 183, 421, 

THET 120, EDCI 301, ARTT 100 OR 110, MUED 155 

EDHD 220 — Exploring Teaching in EC 

EDHD 210— Foundations of ECE 

EDHD 285 — Designing Multimedia Computer Environments 

for Learners 
EDHD 222— Literature in the Early Childhood Classroom 



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Professional Courses 

The Early Childhood Professional Block I starts only in the Fall semester 
and is a prerequisite to Professional Block II. Professional Block III follows 
Professional Block II, and is taken in the Fall semester preceding student 
teaching. An overall grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained after 
admission to Teacher Education. All pre-professional requirements must be 
completed with a minimum grade of C before beginning the Early Childhood 
Professional Blocks. All professional courses must be completed with a 
minimum grade of C prior to student teaching. Teacher candidates must 
obtain satisfactory evaluations on the College of Education Technical 
Standards. See advisor for program planning. Additional information 
regarding the requirements for Student Teaching is included in the College 
of Education entry in Chapter Six. 



Professional Block I: (Fall) 

EDHD 425 — Language Development and Reading Acquisition 
EDHD 419A — Human Development and Learning 
EDSP 470 — Introduction to Special Education 

Professional Block II: (Spring) 

EDHD 424 — Cultural and Community Perspectives 
EDHD 314— Reading in the EC Classroom-Part I 
EDHD 313 — Creative Experiences for the Young Child 
EDHD 419B — Human Development and Learning 
EDHD 415 — Social Competence in Young Children 

Professional Block III: (Fall) 

EDHD 427— Constructing and Integrating the EC Curriculum 

EDHD 323— Children Study Their World 

EDHD 321— The Young Child as Scientist 

EDHD 322— The Young Child as Mathematician 

EDHD 315— Reading in the EC Classroom-Part II 

EDHD 435 — Effective Components of EC Classrooms 

Professional Block IV: (Spring) 

EDHD 432— Student Teaching 
EDCI 464 — Assessment of Reading 

Course Code: EDHD 



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3 



HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM (JWST) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

0112 Holzapfel Hall, 301-405-4975 
www.jewishstudies.umd.edu 

Director: Hayim Lapin 

Professors: Berlin, Rozenblit 

Associate Professors: Cooperman, Lapin, Manekin 

Assistant Professors: Jelen, Zakim 

Instructors: Gonen, Levy 

The Major 

The Jewish Studies major provides undergraduates with a framework for 
organized and interdisciplinary study of the history, philosophy, and Ifterature 
of the Jews from antiquity to the present. Jewish Studies draws on a vast 
literature in a number of languages, especially Hebrew and Aramaic, and 
includes the Bible, the Talmud, and medieval and modern Hebrew literature. 
Yiddish language and literature comprise an important sub-feld. 

Departmental advising is mandatory. 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the Jewish Studies major include the College of Arts and 
Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits completed. The College 
foreign-language requirement will be automatically fulfilled in the process of 
taking Hebrew language courses. The undergraduate major requires 48 
semester hours (27 hours minimum at 300-400 level) in Jewish Studies. 
These courses may include courses offered by Jewish Studies or cross- 
listed by Jewish Studies with the Departments of Asian and East European 
Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, English, Women's Studies, 
and Comparative Literature. 

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses offered toward major 
requirements. A major in Jewish Studies will normally conform to the 
following curriculum: 

1. Prerequisite: HEBR 111, 112, 211, 212 (or placement exam) 

2. Required courses: HEBR 313, 314; JWST 234, 235, and 309; one 
course in classical Jewish literature (200-level; JWST 272 is 
recommended); one upper-level course in Hebrew literature in 
which the text and/or language of instruction are in Hebrew. (21 
credit hours) 

3. Electives: 15 credits in Jewish Studies courses. At least nine 
credits must be at the 300-400 level. 

4. Twelve credits of supporting courses in areas outside Jewish 
Studies such as history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, or 
literature, including at least six credits at the 300-400 level, to be 
selected with the approval of a faculty advisor. 

Minor in Jewish Studies 

Requirements: 15 credits towards the Minor in Jewish Studies are to be 
distributed as follows: 

• History: 3 credits 

• Literature: 3 credits 

• Thought, religion, or cultural studies: 3 credits 

• Electives: 6 credits 

A minimum of 9 credits must be at the upper level. 

All credits must be earned with a grade of "C" or above. 

A list of qualifying courses in each category is available from the Director of 
the JWST program. 

Up to 3 credits of lower-level Hebrew or Yiddish language study may be 
credited toward the Minor. In exceptional cases, students may petition to 
have other languages included. 

Restrictions: 

• Students enrolled in the Jewish Studies Major are not eligible to 
enroll in the Minor. 



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• At least six credits of upper-level credit must be taken at the 
University of Maryland, 

• No more than six credits may be taken at an institution other than 
Maryland. 

• In keeping with University policy, no more than six credits may be 
also be applied to a major. 

Financial Assistance 

The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies [(301) 405-4975] offers scholar- 
ships for study in Israel. Applications for scholarships are accepted in early 
March. 

See entries for Department of Asian and East European Languages and 
Cultures and East Asian Studies certificate elsewhere in this chapter. 
Students may also pursue a Jewish History concentration through the 
Department of History. 

Course Code: JWST 



JOURNALISM (JOUR) 



For information, consult the College of Journalism entry in chapter 6. 



KINESIOLOGY (KNES) 

College of Health and Human Performance 

2351 HLHP Building, 301-405-2450 
www.hhp.umd.edu/KNES 

Professor and Chair: Clark 

Associate Chair: Phillips 

Professors: Clark, Ennis, Hagberg, Hatfield, Hurley, Iso-Ahola 

Associate Professors: Andrews, Brown, Chen, Jeka, McDaniel, Phillips, 

Rogers, Rohm -Young 

Assistant Professors: Contreras-Vidal, Roth, Silk 

Instructors: Brown, Montfort, Scott 

Emeriti: Eyler, Dotson, Hult, Humphrey, Husman, Kelley, Steel, Wrenn 



The Majors 



The Department of Kinesiology offers two undergraduate degree programs. 
Students may choose to major in Physical Education or in Kinesiological 
Sciences. Brief descriptions of each program follow. Students should obtain 
a current Student Handbook for the degree program of interest (available on 
the web atwww.hhp/umd.edu/KNES). Both programs require a grade of C or 
better in all required course-work. Departmental contacts are Mr. Joshua 
Montfort for Physical Education (301-405-2502, jmontfor@umd.edu) or Dr. 
Marvin Scott (301-405-2480, mwscott@umd.edu)for Kinesiology. 

In addition to University general education classes (CORE), the following 
KNES Core classes are required for all majors (both degree programs): 

KNES 287 Sport and American Society 

KNES 293 History of Sport in America 

KNES 300 Biomechanics of Human Motion 

KNES 350 Psychology of Sport 

KNES 360 Exercise Physiology 

KNES 370 Motor Development 

KNES 385 Motor Control and Learning 



Physical Education Major 



The Physical Education degree program is designed to lead to Pre-K-12 
teacher certification in the State of Maryland. Maryland teaching 
certificates are reciprocal with most other states. While this program is 
designed to provide professional preparation for individuals in public school 
settings, it also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue 
other professional opportunities in sport, exercise, or physical activity. Also, 
due to the scientific foundation of the degree program, an appropriate 
background is established for future graduate work for those who desire to 
continue their studies in any area involving human movement and sport. 
Many courses require prerequisites and proper sequencing is very 
important. Not all courses are offered every semester. All interested 
students are urged to schedule an advising appointment with the program 
coordinator before declaring this major. Students should consult the 
department for updated information. 



Physical Education Degree Requirements 

University Core (not included elsewhere*). 24 

KNES Core (KNES 287, 293, 300, 350, 360, 370, 385) 22 

Pedagogical Sequence 25 

(KNES 182, 183, 190, 245, 290, 291, 292, 371, 491) 
Supporting courses 21 

( BSCI 105*, BSCI 201*, BSCI 202, KNES 282, 333, 480) 
College of Education requirements 12 

(EDPL 301, EDHD 413, EDHD 426, EDCI 463) 
Student Teaching 15 

(KNES 390, EDCI 485, EDCI 495) 1 

Elective 

Minimum total semester hours for this program is 120 credits. 

Admission to the College of Education is required upon completion of 45 
applicable credits. Students must pass the Praxis I exam and have a GPA 
established by the College of Education in order to gain admission 
(Currently 2.50). Additional information is available from the College of 
Education. 

Kinesiological Sciences Major 

This program offers students the opportunity to study the interdisciplinary 
body of knowledge related to human physical activity and sport and to 
pursue specific specializations so that each individual can prepare for a 
particular career goal within the broad discipline. There is no intent to 
orient all students toward a particular specialized interest, orientation or 
career. However, many current students are pursuing careers in medically- 
related fields (i.e., physical therapy, physician, chiropractory), in the fitness 
industry (i.e., corporate fitness, personal training, health fitness director) 
as well as in the sport industry (sport management, sport marketing, 
events management, equipment sales, athletic director). The program 
provides a hierarchical approach to the study of human movement. First, a 
broad core of knowledge is recognized as being necessary foundations to 
advanced and more specific courses. Secondly, at the "Options" level, 
students select from approved upper level KNES courses which they 
believe will provide the knowledge to pursue whatever future goal they set 
for themselves. To further strengthen specific areas of interest, students 
should carefully select electives. The program culminates with a senior 
seminar class in which students write a substantial paper and discuss the 
implications of research. 



Kinesiological Sciences Degree Requirements 

University Core (not included elsewhere*) 

KNES Core (KNES 287, 293, 300, 350, 360, 370, 385) 

Option Courses (all have KNES core prerequisites 

(See departmental Bulletin Board, Handbook OR web page) 
Other required courses 

( BSCI 105*, BSCI 201*, BSCI 202, statistics, KNES 497) 
Physical Activities Courses (see Handbook OR web page) 
Electives (approximately) 



27 
22 

12 

18 



33 



Minimum total semester hours for program 
general education (CORE) program. 



120 credits, including the 



Advising 



Advising is mandatory for Physical Education majors and strongly 
recommended (but not mandatory) for Kinesiological Sciences majors. 
Students in both majors are encouraged to join the departmental listserv 
(group electronic information) for weekly departmental and campus updates 
and internship/job information. Instructions for joining the listserv are 
available at the Main Office (HHP 2351). Students should also periodically 
check the Bulletin Boards near HHP 2335 for updated information. 
Kinesiological Sciences majors with greater than 80 credits should meet 
with an advisor to review and sign the senior audit. 

Advisors are not assigned, although certain advisors handle issues related 
to policy exceptions, academic difficulties, change of major, athletes, and 
other special cases. Advising appointments are made through the Main 
Office (301-405-2450). Drop-in hours are available during non-peak 
registration times. Advisors can assist with registration procedures, 
program updates, University resources, career guidance, and related 
issues. Students are strongly encouraged to closely follow the program 
sheets that outline the order in which courses should be taken to allow 
proper and timely progression through the degree programs. 



Landscape Architecture 127 



Honors Program 



The departmental Honors Program complements and extends the University 
Honors Program, although the admission to the University program is not 
required to be admitted to the departmental program. The departmental 
Honors Program provides junior and senior students with opportunities to 
engage in extended study, research and discussions with faculty. The 
program requires 18 credits of Honors versions of courses and a thesis, 
which will be defended before a faculty committee. Applicants must have a 
3.5 overall GPA in a minimum of 45 credits and a 3.5 GPA in at least 9 
credits from the Kinesiology Core. The faculty Honors Committee also 
considers leadership, motivation and maturity in the admission decision. 
Qualified students typically apply in the spring semester of the sophomore 
year. To remain in the program after admitted, students must maintain a 
3.5 GPA. Students may graduate with high honors by completing a thesis 
rated as outstanding and earning a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher. 
Inquires about the program should be directed to Dr. David Andrews, 
Honors Program Coordinator, at 301-405-2474 or dla@umd.edu. 

Course Code: KNES 



LETTERS AND SCIENCES (LTSC) 

For information, see Office of Undergraduates Studies in Chapter 6. 



LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (LARC) 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

2139 Plant Sciences Building, 301-405-4359 
Program Coordinator: Margarita Hill: mhill@umd.edu 
Administrative Asst: mdosh@umd.edu 
www.larc.umd.edu/ 



Professor and Chair: R. Weismiller 
Associate Professor and Coordinator: M 
Associate Professor: J.B. Sullivan 
Assistant Professors: S. Chang, D. Myers 
Instructor: D. Nola 



Hill 



The Major 



The Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture 
offers three undergraduate majors. Two lead to the Bachelor of Science 
(B.S.) degree; one in Natural Resource Sciences and the other in General 
Agriculture Sciences. The third major leads to a Bachelor of Landscape 
Architecture (B.L.A.) degree. For additional information on General 
Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resource Sciences, see the entries for 
those programs elsewhere in this chapter. 

The landscape architecture curriculum is a four-year professional program. 
The program is a site-based design discipline that also deals with regional 
and larger-scale environmental issues. The curriculum, a studio-based 
design program, integrates natural and social factor analysis into the 
design process. Digital design studios allow the integration of computer- 
aided design with fundamental design and drawing skills. 

Admission: Landscape Architecture is a limited-enrollment program (LEP). 
See Chapter 1 of the Undergraduate Catalog for general limited-enrollment 
program admission policies. For further information contact the College of 
Agriculture and Natural Resources at 301-314-8375. 

Freshman Admission: The program's goal is to have the greater proportion 
of program majors admitted as freshmen. Most entering freshmen will gain 
admission to the landscape architecture program directly from high school, 
as space permits. Early application is encouraged to ensure the best 
possible chance for admission. 

Transfer Admission: Admission of transfer students is limited by space 
considerations: Students presenting an acceptable graphic portfolio, 
evaluated by the landscape architecture faculty, may be exempted from one 
or both of the first year studios. Landscape architecture faculty will 
evaluate all other LARC-equivalent courses transferred from another 
institution. 

The Academic Review: All students will be subjected to an Academic 
Review after they have completed the first three design studio courses (or 
their equivalent) in the Landscape Architecture curriculum. To meet the 
provisions of the review, students must complete: (1) MATH 112 or MATH 
115 with a minimum grade of C, (2) LARC 120 and 160 with a minimum 
grade of B, and LARC 140 and 141 with a minimum grade of C, (3) attain a 



successful review of a portfolio (a minimum of 80 points out of a possible 
100) by the landscape architecture faculty to assess graphic and design 
skills, and (4) attain an overall GPA of at least 2.40. Students who do not 
meet these requirements will not be allowed to continue in the landscape 
architecture LEP and will be required to accept another major. 

Other Policies Which Determine a Student's Retention in the Landscape 
Architecture Program: 

• A student can only repeat one of the five Academic Review Course 
Requirements (LARC 120, 140, 141, 160 and MATH 112 or MATH 115). 
That particular course can only be repeated once. 

• A grade of 'W (Withdrawn) in a course is counted as an attempt. 

• A student who does not meet the Academic Review requirements will be 
dismissed from the Program. 

• A student who is dismissed from the Program will not be readmitted to 
the Landscape Architecture LEP. 

Appeals: Students who are unsuccessful in gaining admission to the 
Landscape Architecture LEP and believe they have extenuating or special 
circumstances which should be considered, may appeal in writing to the 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The student will be notified in writing 
of the appeal decision. 

Students in the Landscape Architecture LEP who do not pass the Academic 
Review, but believe they have special circumstances that should be 
considered, should appeal directly to the Coordinator of the Landscape 
Architecture program. 

BLA Degree Requirements: The courses and credit hours that define the 
curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 
(BLA) are described in the next section. The curriculum includes required 
courses for the major, as well as additional CORE program requirements 
and electives. Following the successful Academic Review and acceptance 
into the LARC Program, students must have an overall average of a C (2.0) 
to be eligible for the BLA degree. Students must also have grades of C or 
better in all required courses with the LARC designation. 

Curriculum in Landscape Architecture 

Landscape Architecture Degree (B.L.A.) 

Semester 
Credit Hours 

ENGL 393— Technical Writing 3 
GEOG 340— Geomorphology OR 

GEOG 372— Remote Sensing OR 

NRSC 444— Remote Sensing: Natural Resources 3 

LARC 120— Digital Fundamentals Studio 2 

LARC 140— Graphic Fundamentals Studio 4 

LARC 141— Design Fundamentals Studio 4 

LARC 160 — Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3 

LARC 221— Digital Design Tools 3 

LARC 240 — Graphic Communication and Design Studio 4 

LARC 263 — History of Landscape Architecture... 3 

LARC 265 — Site Analysis and Ecological Principles 3 

LARC 320— Principles of Site Engineering 3 

LARC 321 — Landscape Structures & Materials 3 

LARC 340— Site Planning and Design Studio 5 

LARC 341— Regional Design and GIS Studio 5 

LARC 389 — Internship in Landscape Architecture 3 

LARC 420— Professional Practice 3 

LARC 440— Urban Design Studio 5 
LARC 450 — Environmental Resources OR 

LARC 451 — Sustainable Communities 3 

LARC 470 — Landscape Architecture Seminar 3 

LARC 471 — Capstone/Community Design Studio 5 
MATH 112 — College Algebra with Applications and Trigonometry OR 

MATH 115— Pre-calculus ' 3 

NRSC 200— Fundamentals of Soil Science 4 

PLSC 100— Introduction to Horticulture 4 

PLSC 253— Woody Plant Materials I. 3 

PLSC 254— Woody Plant Materials II 3 

Total Major Requirements 87 

Additional CORE Program requirements 24 

Electives 9 

Total 120 

Internship Opportunities 

Internships are available at nearby federal, state and county agencies as 
well as in private landscape architecture practices. 



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Student Organizations 



The Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects 
(ASLA) provides students with opportunities to get involved with on-campus 
activities. The club is chartered by ASLA. 

Scholarships 

Several scholarships and awards are available to Landscape Architecture 
students. Contact the Associate Dean's office at 301-405-2078 for 
additional information. 

Course Code: LARC 



LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES, 
SCHOOL OF (SLLC) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1105 Jimenez Hall, 301-405-4025 
www.languages.umd.edu 

Director: Michael Long 

Associate Director (Academic): Pierre Verdaguer 

Associate Director (Administrative): Charlotte Groff Aldridge 

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is the primary 
academic unit devoted to instruction and research in the world's 
languages, literatures, and cultures. It consists of the Departments of 
Asian, East European, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures; French 
and Italian Languages and Literatures; Germanic Studies; and Spanish and 
Portuguese Languages and Literatures; and the Second Language 
Acquisition program. The School offers study abroad programs in Nice, 
Alcala', Barcelona, Manheim and Tokyo. Its Language House, a residential 
immersion facility for approximately 100 students located in St. Mary's 
Hall, is one of the most successful living-learning programs on campus. 

In addition, the FOLA (Foreign Language Acquisition) program offers 
individualized instruction in less commonly taught foreign languages. The 
FOLA program is designed to enable qualified students to acquire a 
speaking knowledge through a structured self-instructional sequence of 
exercises and tutorials. Recent language offerings have included: 
Armenian, Dutch, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu 
and Vietnamese." 



ASIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND MIDDLE EASTERN 
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (AEEL) 

2106 Jimenez Hall, 301-405-4239 
www.languages.umd.edu/AsianEastEuFopean 

Professor and Chair: Ramsey 

Professor: Brecht, Karimi 

Associate Professors: Branner, Chin, Elgibali, Gor, Hitchcock, Kerkham, 

Lekic, Martin, Vetsukura 

Assistant Professors: Jones, Liu, Papazian, Zakim 

Instructors: Levy, Miura, Sano, Shen, Yaginuma 

Lecturers: Gonan, Lee, Qi 

Departmental advising is mandatory for all second-semester sophomores 
and seniors. 

Students must take language-acquisition courses sequentially, i.e., 101, 
102, 201, 202, etc. Once credit has been received in a higher-level 
language acquisition or grammar course, a lower-level course may not be 
taken for credit. 

The Chinese Major 

The Chinese major provides the training and cultural background needed for 
entering East Asia-related careers in such fields as higher education, the arts, 
business, government, international relations, agriculture, or the media. 
Students may also consider a double major in Chinese and another discipline, 
such as business, government and politics, economics, or journalism. 

After completing the prerequisite of one year of language (12 credits): CHIN 
101 (Elementary Chinese; six hours per week, fall); CHIN 102 (Elementary 
Spoken Chinese; three hours per week, spring); and CHIN 103 (Elementary 
Written Chinese; three hours per week, spring), students must complete 36 
credits for the major course requirements (18 language, six civilization/history, 
12 elective). No grade lower than C may be used toward the major. 



Requirements for the Chinese major include the College of Arts and 
Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits completed. The College 
foreign-language requirement will automatically be fulfilled in the process of 
taking language major courses. Chinese students have the option of 
applying to live in St. Mary's Hall (Language House) and participating in a 
study-abroad program. 

Chinese Course Requirements 



Language: 

CHIN 201— Intermediate Spoken Chinese I 
CHIN 202— Intermediate Written Chinese I 
CHIN 203— Intermediate Spoken Chinese II 
CHIN 204— Intermediate Written Chinese II 
CHIN 301— Advanced Chinese I 
CHIN 302— Advanced Chinese II 
Civilization/History: 

Option I: 

HIST 284— East Asian Civilization I 

and 

HIST 481— A History of Modern China 

OR 

HIST 485 — History of Chinese Communism 

Option II: 

HIST 285— East Asian Civilization II 

AND 

HIST 480— History of Traditional China 
Electives (300-level or above; 12 credits) 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



Note: Electives must be in Chinese language, literature, linguistics, or other 
East Asian subjects (one must be in the area of Chinese linguistics and 
one in the area of Chinese literature), and are subject to approval by the 
student's advisor. 

Supporting Courses for Chinese 

Students are strongly urged to take additional courses in a discipline 
relating to their particular field of interest, such as art, history, linguistics, 
literary criticism, or comparative literature. The range of supporting courses 
can be decided upon in consultation with the student's advisor. 

Business Option 

Courses: CHIN 201-203; 202-204; 301-302; 411-412; 313 or 314 or 315; 
421 or 422; HIST 284-481 or 485 or HIST 285-480 (36 credits). The 
following supporting courses are strongly recommended: CHIN 305-306; 
401-402; 431-432. 

Minors 

Minor in Chinese Language 

Minors in Chinese Language and Chinese Studies are available. Contact 
the department for requirements. Students who fulfill Minor requirements 
will receive a Minor on the official transcript. 



The Japanese Major 



The Japanese major provides the training and cultural background needed 
for entering East Asia-related careers in such fields as higher education, 
the arts, business, government, international relations, agriculture, or the 
media. Students may also consider a double major in Japanese 
and another discipline, such as business, international relations, 
economics, or journalism. 

After completing the prerequisite of one year of language (12 credits): JAPN 
101 (Elementary Japanese I; six hours per week, fall); and JAPN 102 
(Elementary Japanese II; six hours per week, spring), students must 
complete 42 credits for the major course requirements (24 language, six 
civilization/history, 12 elective). No grade lower than C may be used toward 
the major. 

Requirements for the Japanese major include the College of Arts and 
Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits completed. The College 
foreign language requirement will automatically be fulfilled in the process of 
taking language major courses. Japanese students have the option of 
applying to live in St. Mary's Hall (Language House) and participating in a 
study-abroad program. 



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Japanese Course Requirements 

Language: 

JAPN 201 — Intermediate Japanese I 

JAPN 202 — Intermediate Japanese II 

JAPN 301 — Advanced Japanese I 

JAPN 302 — Advanced Japanese II 

Civilization/History: 

Option I: 

HIST 284— East Asian Civilization I 

and 

HIST 483— History of Japan Since 1800 

Option II: 

HIST 285— East Asian Civilization II 

and 

HIST 482— History of Japan to 1800 
Electives (300-level or above; 12 credits) 



(6) 
(6) 
(6) 

(6) 



(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 



Note: Electives must be in Japanese language, literature, linguistics, or 
other East Asian subjects (one must be in the area of Japanese linguistics 
and one in the area of Japanese literature), and are subject to approval by 
the student's advisor. 

Supporting Courses for Japanese 

Students are strongly urged to take additional courses in a discipline 
relating to their particular field of interest, such as art, history, linguistics, 
literary criticism, or comparative literature. The range of supporting courses 
can be decided upon in consultation with the student's advisor. 

Business Option 

Courses: JAPN 201-202; 301-302; 403-404; HIST 284-483 or 285-482 
(36 credits). An additional six credits at the 300-400 level in electives in 
Japanese literature and linguistics are required. 

The Russian Major 

The undergraduate major in Russian Language and Literature consists of 
39 hours beyond the basic language acquisition sequence (RUSS 101, 
102, 201, 202). No course grade lower than C may be used to satisfy the 
major requirements. A common set of core courses is required of all 
majors, as well as nine hours of related course work. Students may want to 
consider a double major in Russian language and literature and another 
discipline, such as business, international relations, economics, or 
journalism. Russian students have the option of applying to live in St. 
Mary's Hall (Language House), and the majority of Russian majors 
participate in a study abroad program. 

Russian Course Requirements 

Eight Courses (24 credits) from the following: 



RUSS 210 — Structural Description of Russian 

RUSS 211— Applied Russian Phonetics 

RUSS 301— Advanced Russian I 

RUSS 302— Advanced Russian II 

RUSS 303 — Russian Conversation: Functional Skills 

RUSS 307— Commercial Russian I 

RUSS 321— Survey of Russian Literature I 

RUSS 322— Survey of Russian Literature II 

RUSS 401 — Advanced Russian Composition 

RUSS 402— Practicum in Written Russian 

RUSS 403 — Russian Conversation: Advanced Skills 

RUSS 404 — Practicum in Spoken Russian 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



Two Courses (6 credits) of all content-based courses taught in Russian: 

RUSS 407-Commercial Russian II (3) 

RUSS 409— Selected Topics in Russian Language Study (3) 

RUSS 431— Russian Literature of the 19th Century I (3) 

RUSS 432— Russian Literature of the 19th Century II (3) 

RUSS 433— Russian Literature of the 20th Century (3) 

RUSS 434— Soviet Russian Literature (3) 

RUSS 439 — Selected Topics in Russian Literature (3) 

Supporting Courses 

An additional 9 credits from among the following to be chosen in 
consultation with an advisor; 6 credits must be at 300-400 level: 



RUSS 221, 222, 281, 282, 298, 307, 327, 328, 329, 381, 382, 398, 
405, 406, 407, 409, 410, 411, 439, 473. SLAV 469, 475, 479, 499. 

Business Option 

Courses: RUSS 210 or 211; 301-302; 303; 401; 403; 405-406; 307-407; 
381-382; 467, for a total of 39 credits. It is strongly recommended that the 
student earn eight credits (such as RUSS 301, 303, 403, 467) in the 
Summer Programs in the Plekhanov Institute in Moscow or the Moscow 
Institute of Finance. 

Minor 

A Minor in Russian is available. Contact the department for requirements. 
Students who fulfill Minor requirements will receive a Minor on the official 
transcript. 

Other Language Programs 
Arabic Language 

While there is no Arabic major, the Arabic language program enables 
students to read and write Modern Standard Arabic (the language of radio, 
television, and newspapers throughout the Arab World), as well as to 
communicate with native speakers of Arabic. Three levels, elementary, 
intermediate, and advanced are offered. These courses develop students' 
knowledge of Arabic in reading, writing and speaking, while also introducing 
them to Arabic and Islamic culture. 

Hebrew Language 

The Hebrew Language Program provides, both to beginners and to those 
with previous background, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in 
Hebrew language, culture, and thought. Elementary and Intermediate level 
language courses develop effective communication skills in modern 
Hebrew. Upper-level language courses emphasize reading comprehension, 
vocabulary enrichment, and writing skills. More advanced students focus on 
the analytical study of major classical and modern Hebrew texts. 

While there is no Hebrew major, students wishing to focus on Hebrew 
language as a primary subject may do so through a concentration on 
Hebrew within the Jewish Studies major (see Jewish Studies Program). 

The University of Maryland sponsors a semester program at Tel Aviv 
University. Scholarships for study in Israel are available through the 
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies. Hebrew students have the option of 
applying to live in St. Mary's Hall (Language House) and participating in a 
study-abroad program. 

Korean Language 

Although there is no Korean major, students are able to study this 
language by pursuing either one of two tracks. The first consists of KORA 
101 and KORA 102 and is designed for students with no previous 
background in, or exposure to, Korean language and culture. The second 
track consists of KORA 211 and KORA 212. It is a heritage sequence for 
students who were exposed to Korean as children, but who do not have 
native fluency in the language. Students who wish to enroll in either track 
will need to be placed by the instructor. In addition to these four language 
skill courses, the department offers KORA 242, an introductory course on 
the structure of the Korean language, and KORA 241, a survey of the 
history of the Korean language. 

Persian Language 

While there is no Persian major, the Persian program offers language 
courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, and 
literature courses at the 300 and 400 levels. A minor and a major in 
Persian Studies are in preparation. 



FRENCH AND ITALIAN (FRIT) 

3106C Jimenez Hall, 301-405-4024 
www.languages.umd.edu/Frenchltalian 

Professor and Chair: Brami 

Professors: Mossman, Verdaguer 

Associate Professors: Campangne, Falvo, Letzter, Scullen 

Assistant Professors: Eades, Wells 

Lecturers: Amodeo, Clough 

Emeriti: Fink, Hage, Meijer, Russell, Tarica, Therrien 



130 Languages, Literatures and Cultures, School Of 



French and Italian are two of the world's great languages of culture, 
providing access to an outstanding body of literature and criticism, studies 
in the arts, the humanities, the social and natural sciences, and career 
opportunities in commerce, foreign affairs, and the academic world. The 
department seeks to provide an atmosphere conducive to cultural 
awareness and intellectual growth. It hosts active student clubs and a 
chapter of a national honor society. It supports two study abroad programs, 
Maryland-in-Nice and Maryland-in-Rome, and works actively with the French 
and Italian language clusters of the Language House. 

The French Major 

Requirements for the French major include the College of Arts and 
Humanities requirements of 45 upper-level credits completed. The College 
foreign language requirement will be automatically fulfilled in the process of 
taking language major courses. 

Changes in specific requirements are under review. Students should consult 
the department for updated information. The undergraduate major in French 
consists of 36 hours of French courses above FREN 201 or FREN 202. Two 
options, having the same core, lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree: (1) 
French language, culture, and literature, and (2) French/International 
Business. No grade lower than C may be used toward the major. Students 
intending to apply for teacher certification should consult the Director of 
Undergraduate Advising as early as possible for proper planning. 

Students must take language acquisition courses sequentially, i.e., 
201/202, 204, 301, etc. Once credit has been received in a higher-level 
language acquisition or grammar course, a lower-level course may not be 
taken for credit. 

Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory for second-semester sophomores 
and seniors. Undergraduate advisor: L. Clough 

Requirements 

Core required of all majors (12 credits): FREN 204, 250, 301, 401. 

Additional requirements outside French for both options: 12 credits in 
supporting courses as approved by department (six credits at 200- level 
and six credits at 300-400 level). 

French Language, Culture and Literature Option 
(24 credits) 

In addition to core: FREN 351, 352; 311 or 312, 302 or 303; four 
additional 400-level courses of which only one may be in English. 

French and International Business Option (24 credits) 

In addition to core: FREN 302, 303, 306, 311, 312 or 404; 406; two of 
the following: 351, 352, 471, 472, 473, 474. 

Honors 

A student may choose to do a departmental Honors version in the French 
Language Culture and Literature Option. The requirements are the same 
except that at least three of the upper-level courses, beginning with FREN 
351, must be taken in the "H" version, and that, in addition to those 
courses regularly taken for the major, the Honors student will take FREN 
495H (Honors Thesis), for a total of 39 hours in French. For further 
information, consult the coordinator of the French Honors Program. 

The Italian Major 

The undergraduate major in Italian consists of 36 hours of Italian courses 
above ITAL 203. To satisfy the major requirements, students must take the 
following courses: the language sequence: ITAL 204, 211, 301, and either 
302 or 311; the literature sequence: 251, 350; six courses at the 400- 
level, of which only one may be in English. No grade lower than C may be 
used to satisfy the major requirements. Additional requirements outside 
Italian: 12 credits in supporting courses as approved by the department; or 
at least 12 credits (six credits at the 200-level and six credits at the 300- 
400 level) in one specific area, representing a coordinated plan of study. 

Students must take language acquisition courses sequentially, i.e., 203, 204, 
301, etc. Once credit has been received in a higher-level language acquisition 
or grammar course, a lower-level course may not be taken for credit. 

The Romance Languages Major 

The Romance Languages Program is intended for students who wish to 
major in more than one Romance language. Either French or Italian, or 
both, may serve as components of this major. 



The Major 

Students selecting this major must take a total of 45 credits selected from 
courses in two of the three components listed below: French, Italian and 
Spanish. The first four courses listed under each group are required for that 
particular language component; exceptions or substitutions may be made 
only with the approval of the student's advisor in consultation with the 
Romance Languages Advisory Committee. To achieve the total of 
45 credits, 21 credits are taken in each of the two languages, as specified, 
and three additional credits are taken at the 400-level in either of the 
languages chosen. Literature or civilization courses may not be taken in 
translation. 

There are no requirements for support courses for the Romance 
Languages major. 

No grade lower than C may be used toward the major. Students who wish 
to apply for Teacher's Certification should consult the College of Education. 

Requirements for Each Language 

French— 204, 301, 351, 352; one additional language course at the 300- 
or 400-level; two additional literature or civilization courses at the 400- 
level. Italian — 204, 211, 301, 350; three additional literature or civilization 
courses at the 400-level. Spanish— 207, 301, 321-322 or 323-324; one 
additional language course at the 300- or 400-level; two additional 
literature or civilization courses at the 400-level. 

Minors 

Minor in French Studies 

15 credit hours. Five courses in French from approved list of courses. 

Students who fulfill Minor requirements will receive a Minor on the official 
transcript. 

Course Codes: FREN, ITAL 



GERMANIC STUDIES (GERM) 

3215 Jimenez Hall, 301-405-4091 
www.languages.umd.edu/german 

Professor and Acting Chair: Pfister 
Professors: Beickeni, Oster, Frederiksenf 
Associate Professors: Strauch, Walker 
Assistant Professor: Alene Moyer 
Emeriti: Best, Herin, Jones 
f Distinguished Scholar Teacher 

Changes in major requirements are under review. For more information, 
please contact the department at 301-405-4091 or Dr. Pfister at 
301-405-4106. 

The German Language and Literature Major 

The undergraduate major in German Language and Literature consists of 
36 hours beyond the basic language acquisition sequence (GERM 101- 
201). No course completed with a grade lower than C may be used to 
satisfy the major requirements. Three program options lead to the Bachelor 
of Arts (B.A.) degree: 1) German language, 2) German literature, and 3) 
Germanic area studies. Secondary concentration and supportive electives 
are encouraged in the other foreign languages, comparative literature, 
English, history, and philosophy. Majors intending to go on to graduate 
study in the discipline are urged to develop a strong secondary 
concentration in a further area of Germanic studies. Such concentrations 
are available in German language, German literature, Scandinavian studies, 
and Indo-European and Germanic philology. All majors must meet with a 
departmental advisor at least once each semester to update their 
departmental files and obtain written approval of their program of study. 

Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory for second-semester sophomores, 
juniors, and seniors. 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the Germanic Studies major include the College of Arts 
and Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits completed. 

The College foreign-language requirement will be automatically fulfilled in 
the process of taking language major courses. 



Languages, Literatures and Cultures, School Of 131 



German Language Option 

CORE: 220, 301, 302, 321, and 322. Specialization: three of four German 
language courses (401, 403, 405, 419P); two 400-level German literature 
courses; two upper-level courses in any of the three areas of specialization. 

German Literature Option 

CORE: 220, 301, 302, 321, and 322. Specialization: five 400-level 
German literature courses; two upper-level courses in any of the three 
areas of specialization. 

Germanic Area Studies Option 

CORE: 220, 301, 302, 321, and 322. Modern Scandinavian 
Specialization: 369, 461; five upper-level courses in the Germanic area 
studies group. Medieval Scandinavian Specialization: 383, 475; five 
upper-level courses in the Germanic area studies group. 

Also available is a German Business Option, an International Business- 
German Business Option, and an Engineering-German dual degree. 
Students should contact a departmental advisor for more information. 

Students must take language-acquisition courses sequentially, i.e., 101, 102, 
201, 202, etc. Once credit has been received in a higher-level language 
acquisition or grammar course, a lower-level course may not be taken for credit. 

Honors in German 

The department offers an extensive Honors Program for majors. The Honors 
Program affords Honors students sustained individual contact with faculty 
members. Honors Students are called on to work independently, to pursue 
a project that carries them beyond the regular undergraduate curriculum. 
Interested students should ask for detailed information from the 
department Honors Studies Director. 

Minors 

Minor in German Language, Literature, and Culture 

15 credit hours from approved list of courses. Courses taken through Study 
Abroad programs may be applied. Contact the Director of Office of 
Undergraduate Studies for more information. Students who fulfill Minor 
requirements will receive a Minor on the official transcript. 

Course Code: GERM 



SPANISH AND PORTUGESE (SPAP) 

2215 Jimenez Hall, 301-405-6441 
www.languages.umd.edu/SpanishPortugese 

Professor and Acting Chair: Cypress 

Professor emerita: Nemes 

Professors: Aguilar-Mora, Cypess, Harrison, Pachecof t, Sosnowski 

Associate Professors: Benito-Vessels, Igel, Lavine, Merediz, Naharro- 

Calderon, Peres, Rodriguez 

Assistant Professors: Cabal-Krastel, Lacorte, Sanchez 

Instructors: Little, Roman 

^Distinguished University Professor 

The Spanish Language and Literature Major 

Requirements for the Spanish Language and Literature Major includes the 
College of Arts and Humanities requirement of 45 upper-level credits 
completed. The College foreign-language requirement will be automatically 
fulfilled in the process of taking language major courses. 

Undergraduate majors can benefit from a wide range of courses in Spanish 
and Latin American literature and civilization; technical courses in translation, 
linguistics, and commercial uses of Spanish. Area studies programs are also 
available in conjunction with other disciplines to provide the student with a 
solid knowledge of the Spanish and Latin American worlds. 

A grade of at least C is required in all major and supporting area courses. 

Departmental advising is mandatory for second-semester sophomores 
and seniors. 

Language and Literature Option 

Courses: SPAN 207, 221, 301-302, 311 or 312, 321-322 or 323-324, 
325-326 or 346-347; plus four courses in literature at the 400-level; one 
course may be taken in Luzo-Brazilian literature, for a total of 39 credits. 
Nine credits of supporting courses, six of which must be at the 300- or 
400-level in a single area other than Spanish, for a combined total of 48 
credits. Suggested areas: art, comparative literature, government and 
politics, history, philosophy, and Portuguese. 



Foreign Area Option 

Courses: SPAN 207; 301-302; 311 or 312; 315 and 415 or 316 and 317; 
321-322 or 323-324; 325-326 or 346-347, plus three courses in literature 
at the 400-level; one course may be taken in Luzo-Brazilian literature, for a 
total of 39 credits. Nine credits of supporting courses, six of which must be 
at the 300 — or 400-level in a single area other than Spanish, for a 
combined total of 48 credits. Suggested areas: anthropology, economics, 
geography, government and politics, history, Portuguese, and sociology. 

Translation Option 

Courses: SPAN 207; 301-302, 311 or 312; 316 and 317; two courses 
from 318, 356, 357, 416, 417; 321-322 or 323-324; one course from 
325, 326, 346, 347; plus two courses in literature at the 400-level; one 
course may be taken in Luzo-Brazilian literature, for a total of 39 credits. 
Nine credits of supporting courses, six of which must be at the 300- or 
400-level in a single area other than Spanish, for a combined total of 48 
credits. Suggested areas: art, comparative literature, government and 
politics, history, philosophy, and Portuguese. 

Business Option* 

Courses: SPAN 207; 211; 301-302; 311 or 312; 315 and 415; 316 and 
317; 325-326 or 346-347; 422, for a total of 36 credits. Twelve credits of 
supporting courses, six of which must be at the 300 — or 400 — level in a 
single area other than Spanish. Suggested areas: business and 
management, economics, government and politics, history and geography. 

Students interested in majoring in a combination of two Romance 
anguages should see the description of the Romance Languages 
Program, above. 

*A double major program, Business, Language, and Cultures, combines 
International Business and Spanish. 

The Romance Languages Major 

See description of the Romance Languages Major under French and 
Italian. 

Minors 

Minor in Spanish Language and Cultures 

15 credit hours. Five courses in Spanish from an approved list of courses. 
Courses taken through Study Abroad programs may be applied. Contact the 
Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies for more information. 

Minor in Portuguese Languages and Cultures 

15 credit hours. Free courses in Portugese from approved list of courses. 
Contact the Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies for more 
information. 

Minor in Spanish Language, Business, and Cultures 

15 credit hours. Five courses from an approved list of courses. 



Students who fulf 
official transcript. 



Citation requirements will receive a Citation on the 



Honors 

The department Honors Program offers qualified students the possibility of 
working in close contact with a mentor on an original thesis. Honors 
seminars are primarily for students who have been accepted to the 
Program, but are open to others with the approval of the Honors Director. 
Honors students must take six credits of Honor Thesis. Interested students 
should see the Director of the Spanish Honors Program. 

Lower-Division Courses 

The elementary and intermediate courses in Spanish and Portuguese 
consist of three semesters of four credits each (101, 102, 201). The 
language requirement for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and 
Humanities is satisfied by passing 201 or equivalent. Students who wish to 
enroll in Spanish 101, 102, and 201 must present their high school 
transcript for proper placement. See the Schedule of Classes for further 
information. Students may not receive credits for both Spanish 102 and 
Spanish 103. 

Transfer students with college credit have the option of continuing at the 
next level of study. 



132 Linguistics 



Students must take language acquisition courses sequentially, i.e., 101, 
102, 201, 202, etc. Once credit has been received in a higher-level 
language acquisition or grammar course, a lower-level course may not be 
taken for credit. 

Course Codes: SPAN, PORT 



LINGUISTICS (LING) 
College of Arts and Humanities 

1401 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-7002 

Professor and Chair: Hornstein 

Professors: Lasnik, Pietroski, Uriagereka 

Associate Professors: Phillips, Poeppel, Resnik, Weinberg 

Research Scientist: Zukowski 

www.ling.umd.edu 

The Major 

The Linguistics Department offers courses on many aspects of language 
study and an interdisciplinary major leading to a Bachelor of Arts. Language 
is basic to many human activities and linguistics relates to many other 
disciplines which include work on language. 

Work on language has provided one of the main research probes in 
philosophy and psychology for most of the 20th century. It has taken on a 
new momentum in the last 30 years and language research has proven to 
be a fruitful means to cast light on the nature of the human mind and on 
general cognitive capacity. Several courses focus on a research program 
which takes as a central question: How do children master their native 
language? Children hear many styles of speech, variable pronunciations, 
and incomplete expressions, but, despite this flux of experience, they come 
to speak and understand speech effortlessly, instantaneously, and 
subconsciously. Research aims to discover how this happens, how a 
person's linguistic capacity is represented in the mind, and what the 
genetic basis for it is. Students learn how various kinds of data can be 
brought to bear on their central question and how that question influences 
the shape of technical analyses. 

The major in Linguistics is designed for students who are primarily 
interested in human language per se, or in describing particular languages 
in a systematic and psychologically plausible way, or in using language as a 
tool to reveal some aspect of human mental capacities. Such a major 
provides useful preparation for professional programs in foreign languages, 
language teaching, communication, psychology, speech pathology, and 
artificial intelligence (and thus in computer work). 

Departmental advising is mandatory for second-semester sophomores 
and seniors. 

Requirements for Major 

Curriculum is under review. Please consult departmental website at 
www.ing.umd.edu for up-to-date information. 

Course Code: LING 



LOGISTICS, BUSINESS, AND PUBLIC POLICY 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



MARKETING 

For information, consult the Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in 
chapter 6. 



MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 
(ENMA, ENNU) 

A. James Clark School of Engineering 

2135 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, 301-405-5207 
www.mse.umd.edu 



Chair: Briber 

Professors: Armstrong* (Emeritus), Arsenault (Emeritus), Briber, Christou, 

Dieter* (emeritus), Oehrlein, Roytburd, Rubloff, Salamanca-Riba, Smith 

(emeritus), Wuttig 

Associate Professors: Al-Sheikhly, Ankem, Lloyd, Martinez-Miranda, 

Phaneuf, Takeuchi 

Adjunct: Lawn 

Affiliate Associate Professor: Kofinas, Zachariah* 

♦Member of Mechanical Engineering Department 



The Major 



The development, production and use of novel materials has become a 
major issue in all fields of engineering. Materials which are strong and light 
at the same time are needed for space structures; faster electro-optical 
switching materials will result in improved mass communications; and 
stronger high temperature plastics would improve the efficiency of 
transportation systems. Students will have the opportunity to work with 
faculty and industry on complex problems through projects, internships, 
and research and co-op experiences. A wide variety of careers are open to 
graduates of this program ranging from production and quality control in the 
traditional materials industries to the molecular construction of electronic 
materials in ultra-clean environments, and to the applications of materials 
in electronic packages. The application of materials to solve environmental, 
energy, and reliability problems are also career options. 

Students may major in the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and 
Engineering Program or may use Materials Engineering as a field of 
concentration in the Bachelor of Science Engineering Program. 

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the 
University of Maryland is to provide a quality engineering education, 
research at the forefront of the field, and leadership to the Materials and 
Engineering communities. Our educational programs have the following 
objectives: 

• Produce high quality graduates who will be successful in their chosen 
careers in industry, government or academia, in the State of Maryland, 
the nation and the world 

• Teach our students to define and solve engineering and science 
problems in the field of Materials Science and Engineering 

• Provide our students with the ability to relate basic physics, math and 
engineering principles to the field of materials science and engineering 
so they can function professionally as materials engineers and scientists 

• Prepare our students to design and engineer materials and 
manufacturing systems for the next generation of products and deal 
effectively with the rapid pace of technological advances 

• Continually improve our educational program, attract the best students 
and improve the visibility and stature of the program 

These objectives will be accomplished by providing the following 
educational outcomes for students majoring in Materials Science and 
Engineering: 

• A solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and basic 
engineering sciences 

• An integrated educational program emphasizing structure, properties, 
processing and performance of materials and the interrelations between 
them along with the design of materials systems, design of experiments 
and data interpretation 

• An opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in specific areas of 
materials science and engineering which include: design and 
applications of materials and manufacturing, materials science, organic 
materials, electrical and electronic materials or biomaterials 

• The opportunity to work with faculty and industry on complex problems 
through projects, internships, and research and co-op experiences 

• A culminating design experience centered about a senior design project 
which brings together the many aspects of materials science and 
engineering in a global context that prepares the student to function as 
a practicing engineer on a multi-disciplinary team 

• Continuous improvement of written and oral communication skills 
throughout the curriculum through lab reports, papers and individual/ 
group project presentations 



Mathematics 133 



• Emphasis of current science and technology materials in the curriculum 
and the relationship of the engineering profession in a societal and 
global context 

• Integration of professional and ethical responsibility in the curriculum 

• Mandatory semester advising and planning of individually tailored 
educational and curriculum goals for students 

• Mandatory mentoring for four semesters, generally during the 
sophomore and junior years. This is intended to provide the student with 
increased access to faculty members and an opportunity to discuss 
career options and preparation with other faculty members in addition to 
their advisor 

Requirements for Major 

Requirements for the Materials Science and Engineering major include 
thorough preparation in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering 
science as well as the required University general education (CORE) 
requirements. All students will be required to select an area of specialization, 
an upper-class science elective, and two technical electives. A minimum of 
123 credits is required for a bachelor's degree. A sample program follows: 

Semester 

Freshman Year I II 

CORE Program Requirements 6 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 3 

ENMA 181* — Introduction to Engineered Materials, Seminar 1 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers 3 

CHEM 136— Chemistry Lab 1 

MATH 140— Calculus I 4 

MATH 141— Calculus II 4 

ENGL 101— Introduction to Writing 3 

ENES 102— Statics. 3 

PHYS 161— General Physics I 3 

Total 15 16 

♦Recommended, but not required. 

Sophomore Year 

Core Program Requirements 3 3 

MATH 241— Calculus III 4 

MATH 246 — Differential Equations for Scientists and Engr 3 

PHYS 262-263— General Physics " 4 4 

ENES 230 — Introduction to Materials and their Applications. 3 

ENEE 204— Basic Circuit Theory 3 

CHEM 233— Organic Chem, OR CHEM 481*, Phys. Chem. I 4 OR 3 

Total 14 17,16 



Materials Science: ENMA 464 — Environmental Effects; ENMA 420 — 
Intermediate Ceramics; ENMA 489C — Electronic Packaging Materials; 
ENMA 495— Polymeric Materials; ENMA 481— Electronic Materials; ENMA 
499 — Laboratory Projects 

Applications of Materials and Manufacturing: ENMA 472 — Technology and 
design of Engineering Materials: ENMA 421 — Design of Composites; ENMA 
424 — Manufacturing Ceramics; ENMA 423 — Manufacturing Polymers; 
ENME 400— Machine Design; ENME 465— Fracture Mechanics; ENAE 
424 — Design and Manufacturing of Composites and Prototypes; ENMA 
499 — Laboratory Projects 

Organic Materials: ENMA 495— Polymeric Materials; ENMA 496— 
Processing of Polymers; ENCH 490 — Introduction to Polymer Chemistry; 
ENMA 423 — Manufacturing Polymers; ENCH 494 — Polymer Technology 
Laboratory; ENMA 499 — Laboratory Projects 

Microelectric Materials: ENMA 481 — Introduction to Electronic and 
Magnetic Materials; ENMA 489C — Electronic Packaging Materials; ENEE 
302— Digital Circuits; ENEE 460— Control Systems: ENEE 480— 
Fundamentals of Solid State Electronics. 

Admission 

All Materials Science and Engineering students must meet admission, 
progress, and retention standards of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. 



Advising 



Students choosing materials science and engineering as their major or 
materials engineering as their primary or secondary field of concentration 
should contact Dr. Kathleen Hart, the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, 
Room 1113, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, at 301-405-5989. 
Dr. Hart can set up appointments with Professors Lloyd or Martinez- 
Miranda, the Undergraduate Advisors. Any questions about the program 
should be directed to Dr. Ray Phaneuf, Office of Undergraduate Studies 
Director. 



Co-op Program 



The Materials Science and Engineering program works within the A. James 
Clark School of Engineering Cooperative Engineering education Program. 
For details, seethe A. James Clark School of Engineering entry in chapter 6. 

Financial Assistance 

Financial Aid based upon need is available through the Office of student 
Financial Aid. Faculty Merit Scholarships are offered to outstanding 
students by the department. Other scholarships are available through the 
A. James Clark School of Engineering. The department offers opportunities 
for research internships with faculty. 



*Chem 233 is required for students specializing in organic materials 

Junior Year 

CORE Program Requirements 3 

ENMA 310 — Materials Laboratory I, Structural Characterization 3 
ENMA 311 — Materials Laboratory II: Electromagnetic Properties 
ENMA 362— Mechanical Properties 4 

ENMA 460— Physics of Solid Materials 3 

ENMA 461 — Thermodynamics of Materials 
ENMA 465 — Microprocessing of Materials 
Specialization Electives 3 

Total 16 



Senior Year 

CORE Program Requirements 
ENMA 463 — Macroprocessing of Materials 
ENMA 471 — Kinetics, Diffusion and Phase Transformations 
ENMA 490— Materials Design 
Specialization Electives 
Technical Electives 
ENRE 445/446 

OR ENME 392— Statistical Methods— Principles of Quality 
and Reliability. 
Upper-level science elective 
Total 



3 
18 



3 

3 

.3 

15 



3 
15 



Minimum Degree Credits: 123 or 124 credits and the fulfillment of all 
department, school, and university requirements. 

Four suggested specialization areas with example classes follow. Students 
are expected to take four specialization electives in one particular area 
during their junior and senior years after consulting with their advisor. 



Honors and Awards 

Each of the large number of professional-materials-oriented societies such 
as the metallurgical and ceramic societies sponsor awards to recognize 
outstanding scholarship and undergraduate research. All students enrolled in 
the materials engineering program are encouraged to select a faculty advisor 
who in their junior and senior years will guide them towards nomination for 
these awards. Awards from MRS, TMS Societies are available. 

Student organization: There is an active student chapter of The Minerals, 
Metals & Materials Society (TMS). 

Course Code: ENMA 

Nuclear Engineering Program (ENNU) 

1113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, 301-405-5989 

Professor and Chair: Briber 

Use of Nuclear Engineering as a field of concentration in the Bachelor of 
Science in Engineering program has been suspended for the time being. 



MATHEMATICS (MATH) 



College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

1117 Mathematics Building, Undergraduate Office, 301-405-5053 
www.math.umd.edu/ 



134 Mathematics 



Professor and Chair: Fitzpatrick 

Professors: J. Adams, Antmanft, Benedettot, Berenstein, Boyle, Brin, 
Cohen, Cooper, Fey**, Freidlinff, Glaz, Goldman, Grillakis, Grove, Gulick, 
Halperin!!!!, Hamilton, Healy, Herb, Jakobson, Johnson, Kagan, Kedem, 
King, Kudla, Kueker, Laskowski, Layf, Levermore***!, Lipsman!!!, Lopez- 
Escobar, Liu***, Machedon, Millson, Nochetto, Novikovft, Osborn, Pego, 
Rosenberg, Schafer, Schwartzftf, Slud, Tadmor***!!, Washington, Wolfe, 
Wolperff!!!, Yang, Yorkeff *** 

Associate Professors: Dolgopyat, Dolzmann, Hunt***, Ramachandran, 
Smith, Trivisa, von Petersdorff, Warner, Winkelnkemper, Yu 
Assistant Professor: Haines 
Chancellor: Kirwan 

Professors Emeriti: Alexander, Auslander, Babuskatt. Brace, Correl, 
Edmundson, Ehrlich, Ellis, Goldhaber, Good, Heins, Horvath, Hubbard, 
Hummel, Kellogg, Kleppner, Lehner, Markley, Neri, Olver, Owings, Syski, 
Zedek 

Associate Professors Emeriti: Berg, Helzer, Sather, Schneider 
Affiliate Professors: O'Leary, Stewart, Young 
Adjunct Professor: Rinzel 
tDistinguished Scholar Teacher 
ttDistinguished University Professor 
f f fRuth Davis Professor 

"Joint Appointment: Department of Curriculum and Instruction 
***Joint Appointment: IPST 
[Director, AMSC 
HDirector, CSC AM M 
HIAssociate Dean, UGST 
MMDean, CMPS 
HHIChancellor, USM 

The program in mathematics leads to a degree of Bachelor of Science in 
mathematics and offers students training in preparation for graduate work, 
teaching, and positions in government or industry. Mathematical training is 
integrated with computer use in several courses. Because a strong 
mathematical background is important in several fields, over a third of 
UMCP mathematics majors are double majors. Additional information on 
these topics and mathematics is available from the department website. 

Requirements for Major 

There are three tracks for the major: the traditional track, the secondary 
education track, and the statistics track. The secondary education track is 
for students seeking to become certified to teach mathematics at the 
secondary level. Each mathematics major must complete each required 
course with a grade of C or better. 

TRADITIONAL TRACK 

Major Requirements: 

1. The introductory sequence MATH 140,141,240, 241 or the honors 
sequence MATH 340-341. Completion of MATH 340 satisfies the 
requirement for MATH 241; completion of MATH 340-341 satisfies 
the requirement for MATH 240-241-246. 

2. One of the courses MATH 246, 341, 414, 436, 462. 

3. Eight MATH/AMSC/STAT courses at the 400-level or higher, at 
least four of which are taken at College Park. The eight courses 
must include: 

(a) At least one course from MATH 401, 403, 405. 

(b) One course from AMSC 460,466. 

(c) MATH 410 (completion of MATH 350-351 exempts the student 
from this requirement; students receive credit for two 400-level 
[(see (e) below] courses.) 

Students are strongly encouraged to complete MATH 310 prior 
to attempting MATH 410. 

(d) A one-year sequence which develops a particular area of 
mathematics in depth, chosen from the following list: 

(i) MATH 410-411 
(ii) MATH 410-412 
(iii) MATH 403-404 
(iv) MATH 403-405 
(V) MATH 446-447 
(Vi) STAT 410-420 

(e) The remaining 400-level MATH/AMSC/STAT courses are 
electives, but cannot include any of: MATH 400, 461, 478, or 
STAT 464. Also, students with a strong interest in applied 
mathematics may, with the approval of the Undergraduate 
Office, substitute two courses (with strong mathematics 
content) from outside the Mathematics Department for one 
upper-level elective course. 



4. One course from CMSC 106, 114, 131, 132 or ENEE 114, or PHYS 
165. A student may be exempt from this requirement if he or she 
can demonstrate adequate programming knowledge from prior 
course work experience. 

5. One of the following supporting three-course sequences. These are 
intended to broaden the student's mathematical experience. Other 
sequences might be approved by the Undergraduate Office but they 
would have to make use of mathematical ideas, comparable to the 
sequences on this list. 

(a) (i) PHYS 161-262-263 

(ii) PHYS 161-260/1-270/1 
(iii) PHYS 171-272-273 

(b) ENES 102, PHYS 161, ENES 220 

(c) (i) CMSC 114-214 and one of CMSC 311, 330 
(ii) CMSC 114-250-351 

(d) Chemistry: Please check with the Department advisor for 
updated information. 

(e) ECON 200-201 (previously ECON 201-203), and one of ECON 
305 or 306 

(f) BMGT 220-221-340. 

SECONDARY EDUCATION TRACK 

Major Requirements: 

1. The introductory sequence MATH 140,141,240, 241 or the honors 
sequence MATH 340-341. Completion of MATH 340 satisfies the 
requirement for MATH 241; completion of MATH 340-341 satisfies 
the requirement for MATH 240-241-246. 

2. One of the courses MATH 246, 341, 401, 452, 462 or AMSC 460 
or 466. 

3. Seven MATH/AMSC/STAT courses at the 400-level or higher, at 
least four of which are taken at College Park. The seven courses 
must include: 

(a) MATH 410 (completion of MATH 350-351 exempts the student 
from this requirement; students receive credit for two 400-level 
courses.) Students are strongly encouraged to complete MATH 
310 prior to attempting MATH 410. 

(b) MATH 402 or MATH 403 

(c) MATH 430 

(d) STAT 400 or STAT 410 

(e) At least one course from MATH 406, 445, 446, 447, 450, 456 
or 475. 

The remaining 400-level MATH/AMSC/STAT courses are electives, but 
cannot include any of: MATH 400, 461, 478, or STAT 464. 

4. One course from CMSC 106,114, 131, 132, ENEE 114 or PHYS 
165. Student may be exempt from this requirement if he or she can 
demonstrate adequate programming knowledge from prior course or 
work experience. 

5. EDCI 450 and 451* 

6. One of the following supporting two course sequences. These are 
intended to broaden the student's mathematical experience. 

(a) Chemistry: Please check with the Department advisor for 
updated information. 

(b) PHYS 221 and 222 

(c) PHYS 161 and 262 

(d) PHYS 161-260/1 

(e) BSCI 105 and 106 

(f) ASTR 120 and 121 

(g) METO 200 and 201, and any 400 level METO course. 

(h) GEOL 100 and 110, and one of GEOL 322, 340, 341, 375. 

*The student-teaching pair EDCI 450-451 is 15 credits and has 
further prerequisites in the College of Education. In order to take 
these courses the student must be admitted into the College of 
Education. A student in the secondary education track of the 
mathematics major would normally be expected to receive a 
double major in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. 

STATISTICS TRACK 

Major Requirements: 

1. The introductory sequence MATH 140,141,240, 241 or the honors 
sequence MATH 340-341. Completion of MATH 340 satisfies the 
requirement for MATH 241; completion of MATH 340-341 satisfies 
the requirement for MATH 240-241-246. 

2. One course from MATH 246, 341 and 414. 

3. Eight additional courses, at least four of which must be taken at 
College Park. The eight courses are prescribed as follows: 

(a) One course from MATH 410 and 350 



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(b) One course from AMSC 460 and 466 

(c) One course from MATH 401 and 405 

(d) STAT 410 

(e) One course from STAT 401 and 420 

(f) STAT 430 

(g) Two additional courses from the following list: 

(i) Any 400-level or higher STAT courses except STAT 464 
(ii) MATH 351, 411, 412, 414, 424, 464 
(iii) AMSC 477 
(iv) BIOM 402 

4. One course from CMSC 106, 114, 131, 132 or ENEE 114. Student 
may be exempt from this requirement if he or she can demonstrate 
adequate programming knowledge from prior course or work 
experience. 

5. One of the three-course supporting sequences listed in the 
"Traditional Track" above (part 5). 

AREAS OF STUDY 

Within the Department of Mathematics there are a number of identifiable 
areas which students can pursue to suit their own goals and interests. 
They are briefly described below. Note that they do overlap and that 
students need not confine themselves to one of them. 

1. Pure mathematics: The courses that clearly belong in this area are: 
MATH 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 410, 411, 414, 430, 432, 436, 
437, 445, 446, 452, 456, STAT 410, 411, 420. Students 
preparing for graduate school in mathematics should include MATH 
403, 405, 410 and 411 (or 412) in their programs. MATH 463 (or 
660) and MATH 432 (or 730) are also desirable. Other courses 
from the above list and graduate courses are also appropriate. 

2. Secondary teaching: When selecting the seven courses for the 
Secondary Education Track, students are encouraged to choose 
the following as they are required for certification to teach 
mathematics at the secondary level: MATH 402 or 403, MATH 

430, and STAT 400. The following additional courses are 
particularly suited for students preparing to teach: MATH 401, 
MATH 406, MATH 445, and MATH 475. 

EDHD 413, EDHD 426, EDPL 301, EDCI 463, EDCI 350, EDCI 355, 
EDCI 457, EDCI 450 and EDCI 451 are required for certification. 
Before registering for the EDCI 350, EDCI 355, EDCI 457, EDCI 
450, or EDCI 451 courses, students must apply for and be 
admitted to the College of Education's Secondary Education 
Program. For more information, see the College of Education 
website: www.education.umd.edu/studentinfo. 

3. Statistics: For a student with a Bachelors degree seeking work 
requiring some statistical background, the minimal program is STAT 
400-401. To work primarily as a statistician, one should combine 
STAT 400-401 with STAT 430 and at least one more statistics 
course, most suitably, STAT 440 or STAT 450. A stronger 
sequence is STAT 410, 420, 430. This offers a better 
understanding and wider knowledge of statistics and is a general 
purpose program (i.e., does not specify one area of application). 
For economics applications, MATH 424, STAT 400, 401, 430, 440, 
450, and AMSC 477 should be considered. For operations 
research AMSC 477 and/or STAT 411 should be added or perhaps 
substituted for STAT 450. To prepare for graduate work, STAT 410 
and 420 give the best background, with STAT 405, 411, 430, 440, 
450 added at some later stage. 

4. Computational mathematics: There are a number of math courses 
which emphasize the computational aspects of mathematics 
including the use of the computer. They are AMSC 460, 466, MATH 

431, 450, 456, 475 and STAT 430. Students interested in this 
area should take CMSC 114, 214 as early as possible, and CMSC 
420, 211 are also suggested. 

5. Applied mathematics: The courses which lead most rapidly to 
applications are the courses listed above in 3 and 4 and MATH 
401, 412, 414, 431, 436, 462, 463, 464, and MATH/AMSC 472. 
A student interested in applied mathematics should obtain, in 
addition to a solid training in mathematics, a good knowledge of at 
least one area in which mathematics is currently being applied. 
Concentration in this area is good preparation for employment in 
government and industry or for graduate study in applied 
mathematics. 



Advising 



Advising for math majors is mandatory. Students are required to sign up for 
an advising appointment at the math undergraduate office window (1117 
Mathematics Building), beginning the week before early registration. 
Students who have been away more than two years may find that due to 
curriculum changes the courses they have taken may no longer be 
adequate preparation for the courses required to complete the major. 
Students in this situation must meet with the Department Advisor to make 
appropriate plans. 

Honors 

The Mathematics Honors Program is designed for students showing 
exceptional ability and interest in mathematics. Its aim is to give a student 
the best possible mathematics education. Participants are selected by the 
Departmental Honors Committee during the first semester of their junior 
year. A precise statement of the requirements may be found at 
www.math.umd.edu/undergraduate/opportunities 

The department also offers a special department honors sequence MATH 
340-341 for promising freshmen with a strong mathematical background 
(including calculus). Enrollment in the sequence is normally by invitation but 
any interested student may apply to the Mathematics Department for 
admission. Participants in the University Honors Program may also enroll in 
special honors sections of the lower-level mathematics courses (MATH 
140H, 141H, 240H, 241H, 246H). Students in Math 340-341 and the 
special honors sections need not be math majors. 

The department has in the past also offered an even more challenging 
honors sequence for freshmen, MATH 350-351 (previously MATH 250- 
251). This sequence covered MATH 410-411, MATH 240 and MATH 241 
with enrichment. 

The mathematics departmental honors sequence and the University Honors 
Program are distinct, and enrollment in one does not imply acceptance in 
the other. 

Combined B.S./M.A. Program in Mathematics 

The Department of Mathematics offers a combined B.S./M.A. degree 
program for students with exceptional ability and interest in mathematics. 
Students enrolled in the Combined Degree Program may count up to 9 
credits of coursework taken for their undergraduate degree toward the M.A. 
degree as well. For further information, please consult the Mathematics 
Department's Web Page: www.math.umd.edu/undergraduate/majors 

Minors 

The Department of Mathematics offers Minors in the following areas: 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Statistics 

A Minor offers a structured program of study outside a student's major. A 
student who completes a Minor program (16 credits) will receive a certificate, 
and the accomplishment will be noted on the student's transcript. See 
www.math.umd.edu/undergraduate/opportunities for detailed information. 

Awards 

Aaron Strauss Scholarships. Up to two are awarded each year to 
outstanding junior math majors. The recipient receives full remission of 
(in-state) tuition and fees. Applications may be obtained early in the 
spring semester from the Mathematics Undergraduate Office, 1117 
Mathematics Building. 

Aziz Mathematics Scholarship: A monetary award is made on the basis of 
mathematical excellence. 

Carol Karp Award: A monetary award is made to a senior math major for an 
outstanding achievement in logic. 



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Edgar Krahn Scholarship: A monetary award is made on the basis of 
performance in the Maryland High School Mathematics Competition. 

Higginbotham Prize: A monetary award is made to an outstanding junior 
math major in the spring. 

Milton Abramowitz Award: A monetary award is made to an outstanding 
junior or senior math major in the spring. 

Outstanding Senior Award: A monetary award is made to the outstanding 
graduating math major. 

Secondary Education-Mathematics (SEM) Scholarship: Up to two are 

awarded in the spring to Secondary Education-Mathematics double majors. 

For further information on these and other awards, consult 
www.math.umd.edu/undergraduate/opportunities 

Placement in Mathematics Courses 

The Department of Mathematics has a large offering to accommodate a 
great variety of backgrounds, interests, and abilities. The department 
permits students to take any course for which they have the appropriate 
background, regardless of formal course work. For example, students with 
a high school calculus course may be permitted to begin in the middle of 
the calculus sequence even if they do not have advanced standing. 
Students may obtain undergraduate credit for mathematics courses in any 
of the following ways: passing the appropriate CEEB Advanced Placement 
Examination, passing standardized CLEP examinations and through the 
department's Credit-by-Examination. Students are urged to consult with 
advisors from the Department of Mathematics to assist with proper 
placements. 

Statistics and Probability and 
Applied Mathematics 

Courses in statistics and probability and applied mathematics are offered 
by the Department of Mathematics. These courses are open to non-majors 
as well as majors, and carry credit in mathematics. Students wishing to 
concentrate in the above may do so by choosing an appropriate program 
under the Department of Mathematics. 



MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS PROGRAM 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

1107 Mathematics, 301-405-5061 
www.stat.umd.edu 

Director: Smith 

Professors: Freidlin, Kagan, Kedem, Liu***, Slud, Yang 

Associate Professor: Smith 

Professor Emeritus: Syski 

* "Joint Appointment: IPST 

The Mathematical Statistics Program (within the Department of 
Mathematics) offers a variety of undergraduate courses to students in all 
disciplines as well as a graduate program for students concentrating in the 
study of Statistics, Probability and their application in real world problems. 

In addition to an undergraduate program emphasizing Statistics that is 
available to majors in Mathematics, there are two minors in Statistics 
offered through the Department of Mathematics. 

Minor in Statistics — for information contact Professor Paul Smith 
(pjs@math.umd.edu) 

Minor in Actuarial Mathematics — for information contact Professor Eric 
Slud (evs@math.umd.edu) 

Each of these Minors offers a structured program of 16 credits of study 
outside a student's major. A student who completes a Minor in Statistics 
will receive a certificate, and the accomplishment will be noted on the 
student's transcript. For more information, see www.math.umd.edu/ 
undergraduate /opportunities/minors. shtml 

Course code: STAT 



MEASUREMENT, STATISTICS AND 
EVALUATION (EDMS) 

College of Education 

1230 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3624 
www.education.umd.edu/EDMS 

Professor and Chair: Dayton 

Professors: Hancock, Lissitz, Macready, Mislevy, Roberts 

Associate Professors: Roberts, Schafer (Emeritus) 

Assistant Professor: Hendrickson 

Adjunct Professor: Peng 

Affiliated Professor: Kopriva, Rudner, Wiley 

Affiliated Associate Professor: Von Seeker 

Affiliated Assistant Professor: Fein 

For Advanced Undergraduates 

The Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation in the College of 
Education offers a 5th Year MA program for undergraduates interested in 
quantitative methods. The purpose of this program is to allow highly motivated 
undergraduates the opportunity to develop their skills in quantitative methods. 
Students complete a BA (or BS) in their chosen major area along with an MA in 
Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation in just five years. 

Course Code: EDMS 



MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ENME) 
A. James Clark School of Engineering 

2181 Engineering Classroom Building, 301-405-2410 
www.enme. umd.edu 

Professor and Chair: Bar-Cohen 

Director, Office of Undergraduate Studies: Ainane 

Professors: Azarm, Balachandran, Bar-Cohen, Barker, Baz, Bernard, 

Christou, Dasgupta, diMarzo, Duncan, Fourney, Gupta, A., Magrab, 

Modovres, Mosleh, Mote, Ohadi, Pecht, Piomelli, Radermacher, Wallace, 

Zachariah 

Associate Professors: Bernstein, Bigio, Bruck, DeVoe, Gupta, S., Han, 

Herald, Herrmann, Jackson, Kiger, Kim, McClusky, Ramahi, Sandborn, 

Schmidt, Shih, Smidts, Zhang 

Assistant Professors: Balaras, Cukier, Hsieh, Hristu, Robbins, Smela, 

Young 

Lecturers: Coder, Haslach, Kirk, Rothbloom, Schultz 

Emeriti: Anand, Armstrong, Berger, Buckley, Cunniff, Dally, Dieter, Holloway, 

Jackson, Kirk, Marks, Roush, Sanford, Sayre, Shreeve, Talaat, Walston, 

Yang 



The Major 



The mechanical engineering major prepares the student for the challenges 
of today and the future. The curriculum is one of the most up-to-date and 
forward-looking programs in the country. Students become involved with 
real-world engineering projects early on in the program through extensive 
interaction with engineers from industry and this interaction is continued 
throughout the curriculum. The coursework is now fully integrated in order 
to provide a seamless experience in their undergraduate education. 
The student graduates with the skills and the knowledge base which 
are necessary for success in today's marketplace and with the 
education necessary to adapt and succeed in the future as technology 
continues to change. 

The mechanical engineer of today faces a more extensive range of critical 
problems than ever before. It is essential that the graduate be skilled not 
only in the traditional fundamentals of mechanical engineering such as 
solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, 
materials engineering, electronic instrumentation and measurements, 
controls and design, but also in new and emerging areas such as 
mechatronics, smart structures, electronic packaging, communication, 
information systems, total quality management, reliability and 
electromechanical systems. Most of these topics require extensive use of 
modern computing hardware and software. New classrooms which are 
equipped with state-of-the art computers and software have been added 
and these facilities are used as an on-going part of many courses. The 
student is taught to make use of this capability and to make sound 
engineering judgments while analyzing the seemingly unmanageable 
amounts of data and information which are obtained. Attributes such as 
teamwork, ethics, social awareness, and leadership are emphasized in 
many courses. 



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Electives taken during the senior year prepare the graduate to choose any 
of a number of career paths or to select a broad-based group of electives. 
All students work on projects throughout their program,, many of which 
teach the advantages of teamwork and the skills required for a team to 
succeed. Individual projects provide the opportunity for sometimes far-out 
creative thinking. In all cases, the students work closely with individual 
faculty members who serve as teachers, advisors, and mentors. Many 
undergraduate students have the opportunity to serve as Research Fellows 
and/or Teaching Fellows in the department. 

Program Educational Objectives 

• The program will prepare students for successful engineering careers. 

• Students will learn the fundamentals of mathematics and the physical 
sciences. 

• Students will learn engineering sciences and demonstrate the 
application of this knowledge to mechanical engineering problems 
through course sequences focused on specific, relevant mechanical 
engineering careers. 

• The program will provide students with practical design experiences 
through partnerships with industry. 

• Specialized programs will provide opportunities for qualified students to 
develop teaching and research skills. 

• The program will challenge the students and the faculty to improve the 
learning process. 

• The program will continue to raise the expectations of all constituencies, 
to attract a wide variety of excellent students, and to be a nationally 
recognized engineering program. 

Learning Outcomes 

1. ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, and science 

2. ability to analyze and interpret data 

3. ability to design and conduct experiments 

4. ability to design system, component or process to meet needs 

5. ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams 

6. ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 

7. understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 

8. ability to communicate effectively 

9. broad education 

10. recognition of need and ability to engage in life-long learning 

11. knowledge of contemporary issues 

12. ability to use techniques, skills, and tools in engineering practice 

13. the specialized knowledge relevant to specific mechanical 
engineering careers 

14. for interested and qualified students, the ability to conduct 
scholarly research 



Requirements for Major 



Freshman Year 

MATH 140— Calculus I 

MATH 141— Calculus II 

CHEM 135 — General Chemistry for Engineers 

PHYS 161— General Physics 

ENGL101— Introduction to Writing 

ENES 100 — Introduction to Engineering Design 

ENES 102— Statics 

CORE Requirements 

Total Credits 

Sophomore Year 

MATH 241— Calculus III 
MATH 246— Differential Equations 
PHYS 262, 270— General Physics 
ENES 220— Mechanics of Materials 
ENES 221— Dynamics 
ENME 232 — Thermodynamics 
ENME 271— Introduction to MATLAB 
CORE Requirements 
Total Credits 



Semester 
Credit Hours 

1 II 

4 

4 
3 



13 



3 
17 



3 

6 

16 



3 

3 

3 

16 



Junior Year 

ENME 331— Fluid Mechanics 3 

ENME 332— Transfer Processes 3 

ENME 350 — Electronics and Instrumentation I 3 

ENME 351 — Electronics and Instrumentation II 3 

ENME 361— Vibration, Controls, and Optimization I 3 

ENME 371 — Product Engineering and Manufacturing 3 

ENME 382 — Engineering Materials and 

Manufacturing Processes 3 

ENME 392— Statistical Methods for 

Product and