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Full text of "Davidson College Catalog"

FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-1 



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University of Nortii Carolina at Chapel Hill 



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CATALOG OF 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

FOR THE 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010 

OFFICIAL RECORD 
FOR THE YEAR 2008-2009 



DAVIDSON 

Published by Davidson College 
Edited by the Office of Academic Affairs 



2 — Academic Calendar 



2009-2010 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 



Fall Semester 2009 

August 20-23 
August 24 
August 31 
October 10-13 
October 23 
November 25-29 
December 9 

December 10 

December 11 (8:40am) - 
December 17 (12:15pm) 



Orientation 

Classes Begin 

Late drop/ add (with fee) — ends September 4 

Fall Break (classes resume October 14) 

Deadline to declare course Pass/ Fail 

Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov 30) 

Fall Semester Classes End 

(December 7-9, classes at professor's option) 

Reading Day 

Examination Period (no exams Sunday) 



Spring Semester 2010 

January 11 
January 18 
January 18 

February 27 - March 7 
March 19 
April 3-6 
May 5 

May 6 

May 7 (8:40am) - 

May 12 (12:15pm) 

May 15 
May 16 



Classes begin 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes) 

Late drop/ add (with fee) begins — ends January 22 

Spring Break (classes resume March 8) 

Deadline to declare course Pass/ Fail 

Easter Break (classes resume April 7) 

Spring Semester Classes End 

(April 29-May 5, classes at professor's option) 

Reading Day 

Examination Period, including Sunday afternoon 

(Seniors must complete exams by Monday, 
May 10, 5:15 pm) 

Baccalaureate (4:45 pm) 

Commencement (10:00 am) 



Accreditation 

• Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Davidson College is accredited in its awarding 
of baccalaureate degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges 
and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decahir GA 30033; Phone: 404-679-4500; Fax: 404-6794558). 

• American Chemical Society 

Nondiscrimination Policy 

Davidson College admits qualified students and administers all educational, athletic, financial, 
and employment activities without discriminating based on race, color, gender, national origin, 
religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the 
administiation of the educational programs. In addition, the college complies with all applicable 
federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination. 



Table of Contents — 3 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Academic Calendar 2009-10 2 

HISTORY AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 5 

ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION 9 

Admission Requirements and Procedures 9 

Financial Aid 13 

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships 14 

Tuition and Fees 19 

CAMPUS LIFE 25 

The Honor Code and the Code of Responsibility 25 

Residence Halls 25 

Art, Music, Theatre 28 

Athletics and Physical Education 29 

Religious and Spiritual Life 30 

Social Life 31 

Career Services 36 

Health and Safety 37 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND POLICIES 41 

The Curriculum 41 

Requirements for Graduation 42 

Standards of Progress 44 

International Perspectives and Study Opporttmities 45 

Pre-Professional Programs 51 

Academic Support 56 

General Information and Regulations 61 

COURSES OF INSTRUCTION BY DEPARTMENTS 63 

OFFICIAL RECORD 233 

Trustees 233 

Named Professorships 235 

Retired Faculty 239 

Continuing Faculty, 2007-08 242 

Other Instructional Appointments, 2008-09 253 

New Faculty and Instructional Appointments 256 

Administrative Staff 259 

Curricular Enrichment 271 

Book Funds 273 

Honor Societies 276 

Awards 277 

Class of 2009 281 

Enrollment Statistics 285 

Geographical Distribution 286 

Alumni Association 287 

Index 288 

Capsule Information 291 



4 — History and Statement of Purpose 




History and Statement of Purpose 



HISTORY AND 
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 



HISTORY 

"When the peculiar circumstances of a community demand it, and their benevolence will 
justify it, the establishment of a College having the Bible for its first charter, and the prosperity 
of the Church and our coimtry for its great design, ought to be regarded as an enterprise of no 
common grandeur." — Davidson's first president, Robert Hall Morrison, in his inaugural address, 
August 2, 1838. 

Founded by Concord Presbytery, Davidson College opened as a manual labor institute in 
1837. The college's name memorializes General William Lee Davidson, who died at the nearby 

Revolutionary War battle of Cowan's Ford in 1781. General 
Davidson's son provided the initial acreage for the campus. 

The college seal and the college motto, Alenda Lux Ubi Orta 
Libertas ("Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty Has Arisen"), 
recall the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence; both seal and 
motto resulted from the suggestion of Peter Stuart Ney, an elusive 
Frenchman believed by some to have been Napoleon's Marshal 
Ney. 

Original academic subjects included moral and natural 
philosophy, evidences of Christianity, classical languages, logic, 
and mathematics. Three professors, including Morrison, taught this 
curriculum to Davidson's sixty-five students. 

Although Presbyterian-originated, the college maintained from the beginning its intent to 
educate students without regard to their denominational affiliation. Students came from a variety 
of religious and regional backgrounds. By 1860, Davidson alumni lived in twelve states and two 
countries outside the United States. 

A bequest in 1856 from Maxwell Chambers of Salisbury, North Carolina, provided the 
college with the means to strengthen its base and expand its influence. The gift of a quarter of a 
million dollars made the institution, for a time, the richest college south of Princeton and helped 
the college survive through the Civil War years. It also provided for the construction of a central 
academic building that was named in honor of the college's first substantial benefactor. The present 
Chambers Building, which replaced the one burned in 1921, also bears his name. 

While the college had a student body of only twenty-four men in 1866, during the post-war 
recovery period there was a gradual expansion of curriculum, faculty, and students. Newly added 
academic disciplines included chemistry, English, history, and physics. By 1890 the teaching faculty 
included its first Ph.D.-holding professors. Increasing growth in enrollment gave the college a 
student body of over 300 by 1910. 




6 — History and Statement of Purpose 



In 1911, the college offered the A.B. and the B.S. degrees, with the former requiring study 
of Greek and Latin, the latter allowing substitution of a modem foreign language in place of 
Latin. There were fifteen departments, though majors were not part of the curriculum until the 
1920s. A stiengthened financial base was augmented by the generosity of the Rockefellers, who 
provided funds for replacing the original Chambers building, and by annual support from the 
Duke Endowment, which continues today. 

The 1920s and 1930s saw courses in accounting, business, economics, and music added to the 
curriculum, as well as honors programs and seminars. Ln 1923, Davidson was selected as the third 
college in North Carolina to be chartered for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Ciirricular revisions in the 
1960s and 1980s altered the academic calendar and degree requirements, but retained Davidson's 
emphasis on a broad liberal arts education along with increasing opportunities for specialization, 
independent academic work, study abroad, and interdisciplinary programs. 

First admitting women as degree candidates in 1973, the college has grown to over 1,600 
students on campus. The full-time teaching faculty numbers just over 160. Renovations and 
expansion of campus facilities have supported the college's growth in athletics, the visual arts, the 
sciences, residential buildings, student and community activities, and the performing arts. 

Recent academic program changes include the expansion of concentiations and the options 
for a second major or minor in many departments, small classes designed to help first-year students 
make the tiansition to college-level work and writing, and centers for speaking and writing. In 
2007 Davidson College was the first liberal arts college in the countrs' to replace loans with grants 
in all of its financial aid packages. This initiative, named The Davidson Trust, allows all students, 
regardless of socio-economic background to graduate debt-free. 

Davidson's underlying philosophy appears in the college's official statement of purpose. 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 

Davidson College is an institution of higher learning established in 1837 by Presbyterians 
of North Carolina. Since its founding, the ties that bind the college to its Presbyterian heritage, 
including the historic understanding of Christian faith called The Reformed Tradition, have 
remained close and strong. The college is committed to continuing this vital relationship. 

The primarv purpose of Davidson College is to assist students in developing humane instincts 
and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service. In fulfilling its purpose, 
Davidson has chosen to be a liberal arts college, to maintain itself as a residential community of 
scholars, to emphasize the teaching responsibilitv of all professors, and to ensure the opportunity 
for personal relationships between students and teachers. Further, Davidson believes it is vital that 
all students in every class know and studv under mature and scholarly teachers who are able and 
eager to provide for each of them stimulation, instruction, and guidance. 

The Christian tiadition to which Davidson remains committed recognizes God as the source 
of all truth, and believes that Jesus Christ is the revelation of that God, a God bound by no church 
or creed. The loyalty of the college thus extends beyond the Christian communit}' to the whole 
of humanit}' and necessarily includes openness to and respect for the world's various religious 
tiaditions. Davidson dedicates itself to the quest for truth and encourages teachers and students 
to explore the whole of reality, whether physical or spiritual, with unlimited employment of their 
intellectual powers. At Davidson, faith and reason work together in mutual respect and benefit 
toward growth in learning, understanding, and wisdom. 



History and Statement of Purpose — 7 



As a college that welcomes students, faculty and staff from a variety of nationalities, ethnic 
groups, and traditions, Davidson values diversity, recognizing the dignity and worth of every 
person. Therefore, Davidson provides a range of opportunities for worship, civil debate, and 
teaching that enrich mind and spirit. Further, Davidson challenges students to engage in service to 
prepare themselves for lives of growth and giving. 

Davidson seeks students of good character and high academic ability, irrespective of 
economic circumstances, who share its values and show promise for usefulness to society. In the 
selection of faculty, the college seeks men and women who respect the purpose of the college, 
who are outstanding intellectually, who have the best training available in their fields of study, 
and whose interest in students and teaching is unfeigned and profound. The Trustees commit to 
being faithful stewards of the traditions of the college. They are charged with governing under 
the Constitution and By-laws and with providing the financial resources necessary for adequate 
student aid and appropriate facilities and programs, including furnishing the faculty with the time 
and opportunity for creative scholarship fundamental to the best teaching. 

As a liberal arts college, Davidson emphasizes those studies, disciplines, and activities that 
are mentally, spiritually, and physically liberating. Thus, the college concentrates upon the study 
of history, literature and languages, philosophy and religion, music, drama and the visual arts, 
the natural and social sciences, and mathematics. The college encourages student engagement 
with other cultures through domestic and international studies. The college also requires physical 
education, provides for competitive athletics, and encourages a variety of social, cultural, and 
service activities. While Davidson prepares many of its students for graduate and professional 
study, it intends to teach all students to think clearly, to make relevant and valid judgments, to 
discriminate among values, and to communicate freely with others in the realm of ideas. 

Davidson holds a priceless heritage bequeathed by those who have dedicated their lives and 
their possessions for its welfare. To it much has been entrusted, and of it much is required. 

DAVIDSON'S PRESIDENTS 

Robert Hall Morrison (1836-1840); Samuel Williamson (1841-1854); Drury Lacy (1855-1860); 
John Lycan Kirkpatrick (1860-1866); George Wilson McPhail (1866-1871); John Rennie Blake, chair 
of the faculty (1871-1877); Andrew Dousa Hepburn (1877-1885); Luther McKinnon (1885-1888); 
William Joseph Martin, vice president and acting president (1887-1888); John Bunyan Shearer 
(1888-1901); Henry Louis Smith (1901-1912); William Joseph Martin (1912-1929); Walter Lee Lingle 
(1929-1941); John Rood Cunningham (1941-1957); Clarence John Pietenpol, acting president (1957- 
1958); David Grier Martin (1958-1968); Frontis Withers Johnston, acting president (1968); Samuel 
Reid Spencer, Jr. (1968-1983); Frontis Withers Johnston, interim president (1983-1984); John Wells 
Kuykendall (1984-1997); Robert Fredrick Vagt (1997-2007); Thomas Warren Ross (2007-). 



ADMISSION AND 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 



Davidson is committed to its responsibility as a liberal arts college and seeks to enroll students 
from a variety of racial, economic, social, religious, and geographic backgrounds. Davidson seeks 
to enroll students who will contribute to the life of the college and who have the promise to 
make good use of their education after graduation. To enroll such students, every application 
is reviewed with care. Admission to Davidson is highly selective. Decisions are based on many 
factors, with evaluation in three general areas: (1) academic achievement as indicated by secondary 
school curriculum, grades and standardized test scores; (2) personal characteristics as evidenced in 
personal statements and letters of recommendation; and (3) outstanding interests, achievements, 
and activities, as demonstrated by participation in and contribution to school, community, or 
religious organizations. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants must complete secondary school graduation requirements before enrolling at 
Davidson. Excluding consideration for exceptional circumstances, at least 16 high school units 
are required, although the student accepted at Davidson usually has taken 20 units. These units 
should include the following: 4 units of English, 3 units of mathematics, 2 units of the same foreign 
language, 2 units of science, and 2 units of history/ social studies. It is strongly recommended that 
high school students continue for the third and fourth years in science and in the same foreign 
language, continue mathematics through calculus, and take additional courses in history. 

Candidates considering Davidson should take at least five academic subjects each year in 
secondary school, unless the school curriculum is structured around four. It is important that a 
challenging academic program be taken each year, but especially in the junior and senior years. 

All applicants are required to take the SAT of the College Entrance Examination Board or 
the ACT of the American College Testing Program and to have an official score report sent to 
Davidson. Registration for either test should be completed at least five weeks before the date on 
which the test is scheduled. Check the College Board web site for testing dates. 

It is recommended that juniors take the SAT or the ACT no later than the end of the junior 
year. This is especially important for those interested in applying under the Early Decision plan. 
Those interested in the Regular Plan must take the test no later than December of the senior year. 

It is stiongly recommended, but not required, that applicants submitting SAT scores also take 
two subject tests. These tests should be taken no later than the December test date of the senior 
year. The mathematics test is particularly encouraged. Subject tests should be taken in the spring 
of the junior year if that subject will not be continued in the senior year. 



HOW TO APPLY 

Students should notify the Office of Admission and Financial Aid as soon as they become 
interested in Davidson. General information about the college will be sent at that time, followed 
by the preliminary application for admission. 



10 — Admission and Financial Information 



The preliminary application should be completed and returned to the Admission Office with 
a $50 nonrefundable application fee. All applicants will then receive application essay questions, 
a transcript form, and recommendation forms. When all forms are completed and returned, and 
the results of the SAT or ACT are received, the applicant will be notified that the application is 
complete. 

Davidson subscribes to The Common Application, a copy of which may be obtained from 
the High School Guidance Office. A student who intends to use The Common Application should 
call the Admission Office (1-800-768-0380) to request our Common Application Supplement or 
acquire forms from our 'web site. A Common Application to Davidson is not complete without 
the Supplement. 

All forms required to complete an application can be foimd at www.davidson.edu in the 
Admission section. Students may submit an application by mail or online. 

Application deadline dates may vary from year to year. To determine the exact application 
deadline, please consult either a current copy of the Application for Admission or call the Office 
of Admission and Financial Aid at 1-800-768-0380. Current admission information may also be 
obtained from www.davidson.edu. 

The Early Decision Plan is binding and is for applicants who are certain they want to attend 
Davidson. Early decision applications will be accepted, denied, or deferred into the Regular 
Decision Plan pool of applicants. Those candidates who are deferred will be re-evaluated during 
the Regular Decision selection process. To apply through the Early Decision Plan, the student 
should: 

1. Take the SAT or the ACT in the junior year and have the results sent to Davidson by 
the appropriate testing agency. 

2. Complete all application requirements by the stated deadlines. 

3. Submit the Early Decision Candidate's Agreement, which states that Davidson is 
definitely his/her first choice; and that if accepted, he/she will enroll and withdraw all 
applications pending elsewhere. 

For those applying under the Regular Decision Plan, letters informing applicants of the 
decision on their applications will be mailed or posted to the web site prior to April 1. Applicants 
who are accepted under the Regular Plan are required to make a nonrefundable enrollment deposit 
by May 1. 

DEFERRED ADMISSION 

An admitted first-year student may, with the permission of the Dean of Admission, defer 
matiiculation for one year without reapplying to Davidson. The student must first confirm his or 
her intent to enroll at Davidson by submitting the Candidate's Reply Form and the required $300 
enrollment deposit by May 1. A written request for deferral must also be submitted, preferably 
along with the enrollment deposit, but no later than June 1. The letter should state in detail what 
the student will be doing in the interim year. If the deferral request is approved, the student must 
return the signed deferral contract, coupled with an additional non-refimdable deposit in the 
amount of $1200. 



Admission and Financial Information — 11 



CAMPUS VISITS 

While not required, a campus visit is strongly encouraged. Group and individual information 
sessions are conducted by an admission officer or a senior admission fellow. The format of the 
session may be a group setting or an individual conversation; neither is evaluative. Visitors 
may plan to spend a number of hours on campus attending classes (Monday through Friday), 
meeting students and faculty members, and taking a campus tour. A limited number of overnight 
accommodations are available in the Guest House on campus. For reservations call 1-704-894- 
2127. 

The Office of Admission and Financial Aid is open all year and appointments should be 
made on our web site or by calling 1-704-894-2230 or 1-800-768-0380 at least two weeks before the 
proposed visit. The TDD Relay Service available is 1-800-735-2962. Campus tours and information 
sessions are scheduled daily and available on Saturdays during peak visitation periods (spring and 
fall). Please call the Admission Office or visit the web site to confirm the time and date. Detailed 
visit information is available at www.davidson.edu/visit. 

CREDIT EARNED PRIOR TO ENTERING DAVIDSON 

First-year students may transfer a maximum of four credits from courses taken prior to 
entering Davidson. The maximum includes credits from AP, IB, joint enrollment, and summer 
school courses taken between high school graduation and college entrance. 

Advanced Placement 

Students who have completed college-level work in secondary school and wish to apply 
for placement or credit at Davidson should take the appropriate examinations offered by the 
Advanced Placement Program of the College Enhance Examination Board. Interested students 
whose schools do not administer the examinations should arrange to take them at another school. 
For further information, call the Advanced Placement Program (AP) at 1-609-771-7300 or consult 
the AP web page at www.collegeboard.com/ap/students/index.html. See the Registiar's web 
page on the Davidson College site (www.davidson.edu) and consult the "information for new 
students" section of the Registiar's web page for details. 

International Baccalaureate Degree Credit 

Davidson recognizes the International Baccalaureate Program Examinations for admission 
purposes and placement. Placement decisions are made by the Registiar in consultation with the 
appropriate department chair. 

Davidson will normally offer one course credit to entering students for each Higher Level 
Examination of the International Baccalaureate Degree passed with a grade of 6 or 7, up to a 
maximum of four courses. See the Registiar's web page on the Davidson College site (www. 
davidson.edu) for specific examinations, scores, and course equivalents. 



12 — Admission and Financial Information 



Joint Enrollment 

Students may receive credit for a maximum of two courses taken in joint enrollment programs 
if the courses are equivalent courses and meet all transfer requirements and if they are not used 
for admission to Davidson. Transfer evaluation of college courses taken prior to graduation from 
high school requires: 

1. An official transcript from the college or university attended; 

2. An official letter from the college or imiversity confirming that the courses were: 

a. taught on its campus; 

b. taught by a regular member of its faculty; 

c. taken in competition with degree candidates of that institution who constitute a 
majority in those courses; and 

d. a regular part of the curriculum of the institution. 

3. An official letter from the high school principal or guidance counselor confirming that 
the courses were not used to satisfy high school graduation requirements. 

Each joint enrollment program is evaluated on an individual basis after matiiculation. The 
responsibility for having the above documentation sent to the Registrar's Office lies with the 
student. (Note: the second item is particularly important.) 

TRANSFERRING TO DAVIDSON 

Students interested in tiansferring to Davidson should complete the requirements for 
admission listed above and submit a complete college tianscript and a statement of honorable 
withdrawal from the college(s) previously attended. 

Davidson accepts tiansfer credit from other colleges and universities approved by a regional 
accrediting agency, provided each tiansferred course is consistent with the academic objectives 
of the college and the grade earned in the tiansferred course is comparable to a Davidson grade 
of "C-" or better. Credit for one full academic year at another college or university is normally 
tiansferred to Davidson as eight courses. The Registrar determines the amount of credit that may 
be tiansferred to Davidson. 

Davidson will accept a maximum of 16 tiansfer courses toward graduation. The maximum 
number of tiansfer courses accepted for the major is determined by the major department. 

NON-TRADITIONAL APPLICANTS 

Non-tiaditional applicants such as home-schooled students or those seeking early admission 
to college should contact the Office of Admission prior to submitting an application. Non- 
tiaditional applicants should anticipate additional application requirements such as subject level 
testing in 3-5 areas (SAT) and/ or an evaluative on-campus interview with the Dean of Admission 
and the Dean of Students. 



Admission and Financial Information — 13 



INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION 

An increasing number of students from abroad recognize the value of a liberal arts education 
as a means of obtaining first-rate preparation for professional careers or graduate study. Davidson 
welcomes the presence of such talented international students as a vital part of the campus 
community. The college's goal is to help pave the way for that highly select group of individuals 
who will achieve prominence in a variety of fields— medicine, business, law, technology, the arts, 
and education. 

Prior to emollment at Davidson, an international applicant should have completed a program 
of study at the secondary school level expected of a student preparing for university entrance in 
his or her own country. All applicants must take the SAT available through the College Entrance 
Examination Board. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of fluency in English 
through recommendations, writing samples, and successful performance on the Test of English 
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), also available through the College Board. The College Board 
number for Davidson College is 5150. Results for the SAT and the TOEFL must be sent directly to 
Davidson by the testing agency. 

Davidson welcomes applications from international students wishing to pursue a four-year 
undergraduate degree; however, the college is able to offer only limited financial assistance to 
students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. If a student's personal financial 
situation is such that more than nominal assistance is required, he or she must be aware that 
competition for available funds is keen; it is advised that the student file additional applications 
to other colleges. International students applying for aid must submit the Foreign Financial Aid 
Form provided with the admission application material. 

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS 

Early decision or regular decision admission to Davidson is offered without regard to financial 
circumstances except in the case of international students. In 2009-10, Davidson students will 
receive over $19 million in financial assistance from college sources. These funds are combined 
with grants and employment funds from federal, state, and other outside sources to form aid 
"packages" for Davidson students. Since August 2007, students' demonstrated financial need 
has been funded entirely through grants and student employment. While most financial aid is 
designated for students with demonstrated financial need, Davidson sets aside significant funds 
for merit-based scholarships. Students receiving need-based packages are eligible for merit-based 
aid. 

Prospective students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must complete 
the CSS/ Financial Aid PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and 
submit completed tax documents to the College Board IDOC service. FAFSA and PROFILE forms 
should be completed online. 

Financial Aid Policy 

Davidson maintains a strong financial aid program to assist students whose families may not 
be able to finance the entire cost of a Davidson education. Determination of a student's financial 
need begins with the assumption that the parents and student have the primary responsibility to 
meet education costs to the extent they are able. Once need is established, Davidson makes every 
effort to help families meet college expenses through a combination of federal and state programs 
and Davidson's own financial aid funds. 



14 — Admission and Financial Information 



Merit-based scholarships are offered to a small number of entering students. These awards are 
made without regard to financial need and are intended to recognize outstanding accomplishments 
and exceptional potential for future contributions to society. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards 

In order to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance, a student must maintain satisfactory 
academic progress in the course of study he/she is pursuing at Davidson. Students who fail 
to maintain satisfactory academic progress do not receive the following types of financial aid: 
Federal Pell Grant; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant; Federal Work-Study; 
Federal Stafford Loan; Federal PLUS loan; Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant; SMART 
Grant; North Carolina Student Incentive Grant; North Carolina State Contractual Scholarship 
Fund; or Davidson College scholarships, grants or employment. 

Satisfactory academic progress is reviewed annually prior to the beginning of each academic 
year. Because the definition of satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes parallels 
the definition of "good standing" as defined by the faculty, a continuing student who is deemed to 
be in good academic standing also will meet the standards of academic progress for financial aid. 
First-year students, all of whom are required to meet rigorous admission criteria, are presumed to 
be in good standing throughout their first year provided they carry at least a half-time course load. 
Satisfactory progress for these students is assessed at the end of their first year. 

Need-based grant support is available for a maximum of eight semesters (pro rated for transfer 
students). A student may not receive Federal Title IV assistance for more than twelve semesters. 

In cases where a student may be allowed to continue at Davidson even though academic 
standards have not been met, financial aid may be offered on a probationary basis for one semester 
if mitigating circumstances so warrant. If standards of progress are not met at the end of that 
semester, financial aid eligibility is lost until the student regains good standing. 

Written notice is given to all students whose financial aid eligibility is rescinded for lack of 
academic progress. Students may appeal such decisions by writing the Vice President and Dean 
of Admission and Financial Aid. Appeals should include an explanation of why satisfactory 
progress was not maintained; any additional reasons why financial aid should not be withheld; 
and supporting documentation from the Dean of Students and/ or the College Registi-ar. 

After financial aid has been withdrawn for failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress, 
students may re-establish eligibility by improving their grade point average and grade point totals 
at their own expense. Approved classes may be taken during summer sessions as well as the 
academic year. Students wishing to regain financial aid eligibility also must be re-admitted to the 
college by the Executive Committee of the Faculty and make proper application to the Financial 
Aid Office for reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility. 

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships 

A limited number of first-year students are awarded merit-based scholarships. Selection 
criteria are generally based on scholastic promise, ability, character, leadership, and promise 
of contribution to society, as evaluated in the application for admission by the admission staff 
and the Faculty Committee on Admission and Financial Aid. In the case of area or talent specific 
scholarships, selection may also be based on the outcome of an audition, interview, portfolio 
review, or writing sample. Scholarship specific application deadlines may apply. Please refer to 
the admission application for details. 



Admission and Financial Information — 1 5 



General Scholarship Awards 

Every admitted student is considered for general scholarships. Selection is made by the 
Director of Merit Programs and the admission staff on the basis of the strength of the candidate's 
application for admission. Scholarships can be renewed throughout the recipients' upper-class 
years, provided grade point average and progress toward degree requirements are met. No 
separate scholarship application is required for these awards. 

Special Competition Scholarships 

Each admitted student is considered for the scholarships described below. No separate 
scholarship application initiated by the student is required. Nominees are selected by the Davidson 
admission staff, the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and the Director of Merit Programs. 
Finalists will be required to participate in a scholarship interview. The scholarships are renewable, 
providing the recipients meet grade point average requirements, make standard progress toward 
their degrees, and are significantly involved in the life of the college community. 

TJiompson S. and Sarah S. Baker Scholarships: These scholarships, valued annually at the level 
of comprehensive fees, were established by this Class of 1926 alumnus whose prominence at 
Davidson foreshadowed his later civic and business leadership, and by his wife. They are offered 
to first-year students whose accomplishments, purposefulness, service, and maturity mark them 
as capable of the highest achievement. 

John Montgomery Belk Scholarships: These scholarships were established by John Montgomery 
Belk, a member of the Class of 1943, whose career has been marked by extraordinary leadership 
and service in business, civic affairs, and the church. They are for students whose leadership in 
academics, student government, athletics, or service distinguishes them as capable of the highest 
acliievement; and are valued annually at the level of the college's comprehensive fees. Scholars 
also receive two summer stipends of $3000 each. 

Lowell L. Bryan Scholarships: Two $30,000 scholarships are offered to first-year students who 
have the capacity and ability to contribute in a superlative manner to their sport and to the academic 
and co-curricular life at Davidson. The scholarships were established by Lowell L. Bryan, Class of 
1968. 

Emnn Scholarship: This tuition award (not to include fees) is offered to a first-year student 
on the basis of leadership, academic excellence, and integrity. The scholarship was established 
by Goudyloch Erwin Dyer and her husband, Robert C. Dyer, in memory of her brothers, George 
Phifer Erwin and Edward Jones Erwin, Jr.; her father, Davidson professor of English, Edward 
Jones Erwin; and her grandfather, George Phifer Erwin. (Not awarded every year.) 

Missy and John Kuykendall Scholarships: Three awards are offered annually in each first- 
year class. Established by the college family in honor of Davidson's fifteenth president, John 
Kuykendall and his wife Missy, the Kuykendall Scholarships are for students who, through their 
habits of mind, leadership, and character, offer the potential to provide the college community 
the kind of servant leadership that characterized the thirteen-year presidency (1984-1997) of John 
Kuykendall, Davidson Class of 1959. Scholars are chosen for their personal character, academic 
accomplishments, generosity, thoughtful leadership, humane interests, and sense of kindness. The 
scholarships are valued at $10,000 each. 



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Amos Norris Scholarship: This full cost award was created by Robert Norris, Davidson Class 
of 1972, in honor of his father, Amos Norris. The award is offered to an outstanding first-year 
student athlete with integrity, a strong work ethic, and excellent leadership qualities. Nominees 
are identified by the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid and the Director of Athletics. (Not 
awarded every year.) 

John I. Smith Scholars Program: These two full-tuition awards, established by the John 1. Smith 
Charities, Inc. of Greenville, S.C, in honor and memory of College Trustee, John 1. Smith, Davidson 
Class of 1924, are offered annually to first-year students on the basis of leadership, academic 
excellence, and a commitment to community service. 

Snider Scholarship: Two awards are offered annually to students with significant personal, 
commimity, and academic accomplishment; and are valued annually at the level of the college's 
comprehensive fees. 

William Holt Terri/ Scholarships: These two full-tuition awards, created to honor Dean Terry 
(Davidson Class of 1954 and Dean of Students for 23 years), are offered annually to first-year 
students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and personal qualities through 
student government, athletics, service, or other activities. 

Special Application Scholarships 

These scholarships are defined with specific reference to particular areas of study or talent 
and require a separate application for consideration. Detailed information is included in each 
student's admission application materials. 

Special application scholarships can be renewed throughout the recipients' upper-class years 
at the college, provided grade point average and progress toward degree requirements are met. 
Any additional renewal requirements are listed in the scholarships' descriptions. 

Rupert T. Barber Scholarship: One $2000 award will go to a student who demonstrates 
exceptional talent and passion for theatre upon entering Davidson. The award is renewable for 
four years of study at Davidson, based on grade point requirements and active involvement in the 
theatie program throughout all four years of attendance. This scholarship is not awarded every 
year. 

Romare Howard Bearden Scholarship: This $10,000 award is offered to a student with exceptional 
ability and promise as a studio artist. Preference is given to African-American students. The 
recipient must declare a major in art (either studio or history) to retain the award for all four years. 
(Not awarded every year.) 

Patricia Comwell Scholarships in Writing: This $20,000 award was established by Patricia 
Comwell, award-winning novelist and member of the Class of 1979. Offered to two first-year 
students, the Comwell Scholarship recognizes students with exceptional ability and promise in 
writing. Comwell Scholars may be creative writers of poetry or fiction, drama or film; writers who 
combine creativity with a knowledge of science or technology; journalists; or other writers who 
demonstiate extiaordinary talent. Comwell Scholars are expected to be actively involved in the 
writing community. 

Julius Dobson Neely and Joseph Dobson Scholarship: This $5,000 award is offered to one student 
in each first-year class who expresses an interest in Latin as a major field of study and who has 
shown signiticant experience and success in the field. 

Wachovia Teaching Scholarship: This award is offered annually to exceptional first-year students 
interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The nimiber and size of awards will vary. 



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Music Performance Scholarships: The music department offers five $8,000 scholarships, which 
are provided through the Donald B. Plott, J. Estes Millner, and James C. Harper endowments. The 
scholarships are awarded on the basis of auditions which are held on specific weekends during the 
year. The scholarships are renewable subject to annual evaluation. In addition, music majors are 
eligible to apply for grants to study away from campus. 

Pepper Visual Arts Scholarship: One $5,000 award is given each year to a first-year student. 
Selection is based upon the Art Department's review of slides and/ or photographs in the 
applicant's portfolio. The scholarship is renewable on the basis of satisfactory academic progress 
and active involvement in studio art. The recipient must declare a major in art (studio or history) 
to retain the award for the junior and senior year. 

W. Olin Puckett Scholarship: One $10,000 award is offered in each first-year class to a student 
leader with academic distinction who is preparing for a career in medicine or in the sciences. 

Williams Challenge Scholarship: One $10,000 scholarship is available annually to a first-year 
student as a challenge to consider the ministry or other church-related vocations. An additional 
$2,000 annually helps support an internship or conference attendance. 

National Merit Scholarships 

Three awards are offered annually to first-year students selected from among those who have 
been identified as National Merit finalists and who have designated Davidson as their first choice 
college. In compliance with National Merit directives, the size of the award is linked to established 
financial need: the minimum award is $750; the maximum award is $2,000. 

International Scholarships 

A limited number of students who are nationals of countries other than the United States 
receive financial assistance each year. These funds vary in amount and are based on a combination 
of need and merit. The International Student Financial Aid Application of the College Scholarship 
Service should be submitted to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid along with Davidson's 
application for admission. 

Children of Presbyterian Ministers 

Davidson College, in recognition of its long and significant relationship with the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.), ensures that all Davidson students who are children of ordained Presbyterian 
(U.S.A.) ministers will receive at least $1,000 in renewable, annual grants from Davidson. Students 
not receiving this amount through other merit-based or need-based grants are funded through the 
]ohn Richards Hay and Sara Craig Hay Scholarship Program. 

Vie Julian and Robert Lake Scholarship is a $15,000 merit-based scholarship awarded to a member 
of each first-year class who is the child of a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Selection 
is made by the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid and the Scholarship Coordinator based upon 
the student's application for admission. 

Outside Resources 

In addition to awards controlled by the college, students at Davidson receive funds from a 
variety of external sources, including the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.), and many others. Information about locating and applying for such assistance 
may be obtained from high school counselors or the Office of Admission and Financial Aid. 



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Awiy ROTC Scholarships: Awarded on merit, not need, to both men and women. Army 
scholarships pay full tuition and mandatory fees, a book stipend each semester, and a personal 
expense allowance of $250 to $500 a month during the school year, depending on the cadet's 
class status. Four-year scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors for the following 
academic year with an application deadline of December 1. Two-, three-, and four-year scholarships 
are available to enrolled Davidson students. Interested students may obtain an application and 
further information by contacting the Davidson College Department of Military Studies (Army 
ROTC). 

Davidson students^ also have access to financial aid provided by Air Force ROTC, by 
participating in the program at UNC-Charlotte. Registration in this program is possible following 
the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium (CAEC) cross-registiation procedures. 

Federal and State Grant Programs 

Federal Pell Grants: Pell Grants provided by the federal government are a form of gift aid based 
on a federal need-analysis formula. They range in value up to $5,350 for 2009-10. Information is 
available in high school guidance offices, college financial aid offices, and from the U.S. Department 
of Education 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunitxj Grants: These federal grants of up to $4,000 per 
year are available to students who demonstiate high financial need according to Davidson's 
analysis of the FAFSA and the PROFILE. 

'North Carolina Legislative Tuition Grants: The State Legislature of North Carolina provides a 
tuition reduction grant each academic year to all full-time undergraduate students who are legal 
residents of North Carolina attending private institutions in the state. In 2008-09 this grant was 
$1,950. 

North Carolina State Contractiial Scholarship Fund: These grants of up to $5,000 per year are 
available to residents of North Carolina who demonstiate financial need according to Davidson's 
analysis of the FAFSA and the PROFILE. 

North Carolina Student hicentive Grants: Grants of up to $1,500 per year are made by the State of 
North Carolina to residents who demonstiate high financial need according to the State's analysis 
of the FAFSA. 

Other State Programs: Students who do not live in North Carolina should ask their guidance 
counselors about possible funding from their own states. 

Student Loans 

Federal Stafford Loans: Through this federal program, participating banks and other lenders 
make loans of up to $5,500 for the first year of an undergraduate program, $6,500 for the second 
year, and $7,500 per year for the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. Additional 
information is available from Davidson's Office of Admission and Financial Aid. 

Federal PLUS Loans: Through this federally guaranteed loan program, parents may borrow 
up to the cost of attendance minus other aid. The variable interest rate is adjusted annually. 
Monthly repayment begins within 60 days of disbursement. Applications and more information 
are available in Davidson's Office of Admission and Financial Aid. 

Other Loan Programs: Students may wish to pursue loans through alternative loan sources. 
Information about these loan programs is available from the Office of Admission and Financial 
Aid. 



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Employment 

More than 300 Davidson students have on-campus jobs awarded as part of the need-based 
financial aid package. Assignment to a specific job is made by the Office of Admission and Financial 
Aid. Entering students usually are able to work ten to twelve hours a week without handicap to 
their academic work. Funding is available through the Federal Work-Study Program and from 
Davidson College. A portion of federal work-study funds is earmarked for students employed in 
community service activities. Campus work opportunities for students who may not have financial 
aid eligibility are available in several departments. Off-campus employment opportunities may be 
explored through various college publications. 

Student employees are paid monthly by direct deposit on the 15th of the month following 
the pay period. 

TUITION AND FEES 

During the summer preceding the academic year, each student receives a complete bill for 
tuition and fees. Scholarship and grant awards from Davidson and federal and state sources 
are noted on college bills. Outside awards and campus jobs are not shown as credits. Advance 
payment by mail is required, as it is easier for both the student and the college. 

The fees for the 2009 - 2010 academic year are as follows: 

Required Student Charges (tuition and 

student activity fee) $35,124 

Room (double) $5,231 

Meals (full board) $4,675 



Total $45,030 

Fees are payable in two installments (August 14 and December 18). Please note that Davidson 
does not accept credit card payments for tuition, room, meal plans, and fees. An orientation fee 
for new students ($150 for first-year students and transfers) is included in the fall semester billing. 
Other fees may also be required. See "Additional fees." 

A student who is unable to pay fees m full by the installment due date must contact the 
Business Services Office prior to that date. No student will be allowed to return for any semester 
if his/her account is not paid in full or if arrangements to use the college approved payment plan 
have not been made prior to the due date. There is a $25 penalty charge for late payment. Interest 
charges at 18 percent per annum are also assessed on late payments. 

In order to graduate and receive a diploma, all financial obligations to Davidson must be paid 
in full. Furthermore, no official transcripts will be released until a student has met all financial 
obligations to the college. 

Students who enter at the beginning of the spring semester will be billed one-half of the 
required student charges, room, and meal fees listed above. 



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After the tenth day of classes, no refunds on tuition or room rent will be made. Fees paid in 
advance for subsequent semesters for which a student does not register will be refunded in full, 
subject to the notification deadlines specified in the "Academic and Personal Leave" policy that 
follows. Fees for meals are refunded on a pro rata basis determined by the week of withdrawal. 
The usual fees include: 

1 Room: Rent is $5,231 for double occupancy. Singles and suites cost $6,320. Martin Court 

Apartments and Houses are $6,544. All students are required to live on campus for their entire 
college career unless pfficiaUy excused by the Director of Residence Life. 

2 Meals: A full board plan based on 19 meals per week is required for all first-year students during 

the fall semester. The second semester, first-year students may choose from the 19-meal plan 
or an identically priced 16-meal plan. The 16-meal plan provides additional food points (Bonus 
Bucks) to be used in any of the campus food locations (Commons, Union Cafe, Wildcat Den, 
and vending machines). Upper-class students may choose from a variety of meal plan options 
each semester. The college does not provide meals during semester or holiday recess periods. 
Meal plans may be changed without penalty during the first week of classes. After that time, 
a student inciirs a 15 percent charge when changing to a lower meal plan or canceling a meal 
plan altogether. 

3 Medical Care: Routine medical care (not full health service) is available at the Student Health 
Facility. The college contracts with a nearby medical group for provision of part-time 
medical services at the Student Health Facility. Male and female physicians rotate scheduled 
appointments during "sick call" on weekday afternoons. They also provide after-hours 
emergency consultation to our nurses. The college's professional staff of registered niirses 
(RNs) are on duty at the Student Health Facilit}' on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. 
Overnights and weekends, an on-call nurse is accessible to students by pager (704-337-7047) to 
assess the need for immediate face-to-face evaluation, regular sick call assessment, or referral to 
a local hospital emergency room. Outpatient services provided at the Student Health Facility are 
free of charge with the exception of laboratory tests, medical supplies, and medications costing 
more than $10. Students are also financially responsible for any additional medical services, 
such as X-rays, performed at other medical facilities. When observational or recuperative needs 
of an iU student render residence hall housing inadequate, the Student Health Facility has the 
capacity to accommodate overnight/ weekend inpatient ("infirmary") students. For this, there 
is a comprehensive charge of $25 per day, which covers meals, routine medications, bandages, 
and other supplies. All Student Health Facility charges are billed directly to the student's 
college account. 

4 Laundry: The college laundry furnishes bed linens to students and provides wash, dry, and 
fold services of ever\'day laundry. Washing and pressing of shirts and blouses is included in 
this service. Students who fail to return their bed linens directiy to the front counter at year's 
end will be charged replacement cost. Dry cleaning, pressing, alterations and the laundering of 
large pieces (sleeping bags, blankets, quilts, etc.) are available at competitive prices. 

5 Mail: Students are provided a mail box at the Davidson CoUege Post Office. 

6 Activity fee: The fee is for student publications, student government, and social and cultural 
activities. 



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Additional fees include: 

1 Applied music fee: The hour-per-week applied instruction for majors in the Department of Music 
is covered in the usual fee, but there are separate charges for additional instruction or for 
private lessons for those who are not music majors. Fees per semester for individual instruction 
in voice, piano, organ, or orchestral instruments are: one-hour lesson per week $700 and one 
half-hour lesson per week $375. Charges are $40 annually for use of practice facilities. 

2 Student accident and sickness insurance: All students attending Davidson are automatically 
enrolled in the insurance plan. The $370 fee is charged to each student's account. Students 
covered by comparable insurance may be exempted from the student insurance program by 
submitting an online waiver request form on or before August 10th. 

3 Enrollment deposit: All students are required to make a $500 deposit prior to enrollment. This 

deposit is maintained on account during the student's enrollment, and is refunded, less any 
outstanding fees and fines, following graduation. A student must maintain the $500 enrollment 
deposit in order to be granted on-leave status. 

4 Study abroad administrative fee: A student studying abroad on a non-Davidson program for a 
semester or year is charged a non-refundable $350 administrative fee. This amount is billed to 
the student's account when the completed "leave" request form is submitted to the Registrar. 

5 Transcripts: There is a fee of $3 for each transcript. An additional fee will be assessed if special 
(express) mailing is required. 

6 Vehicle registration: A fee of $50.00 will be charged to register each vehicle kept on campus. 

7 Miscellaneous fees: Students pay fees for late registration, late drop/ add, library fines, damaged 
property, parking fines, lost post office keys, etc., when incurred. A penalty of $20 will be 
charged on all returned checks. 

Academic and Personal Leave 

A student who wishes to take academic or personal leave from Davidson may do so upon 
approval from the Registrar and Dean of Students. Guidelines are available from the Registrar. 
After March 15, a penalty of $250 is charged if a student receives approval for academic or personal 
leave beginning the following fall semester. A $500 penalty applies after June 15. In like manner, a 
penalty of $250 is charged if a student notifies the Registrar after November 1 that he or she does 
not intend to enroll for the spring semester, and a $500 penalty applies after January 1. 

A student studying abroad on a non-Davidson program must pay the non-refundable $350 
administrative fee. (See 4 in Additional Fees above.) A student must pay his or her account in full 
and maintain the $500 enrollment deposit in order to be granted on-leave status. 

Withdrawal 

A student is charged $250 if the student notifies the Dean of Students after March 15 that he or 
she plans to withdraw from the college. After June 15, the charge is $500. If during the fall semester 
a student notifies the Dean of Students after November 1 of his or her intention to withdraw from 
the college there is a $250 charge. After January 1, the charge is $500. Ln order to receive a refund of 
the $500 enrollment deposit, a student's accotmt balance must be paid in full. 



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REFUND POLICY 



Davidson's policy is to refund 100 percent of tuition or room rent if a student withdraws 
before the tenth day of classes. Otherwise, no refund of tuition or room rent is made. Fees for meals 
are reftmded on a pro rata basis as determined by the date of withdrawal. 

The college offers tuition-refund insurance through AWG Dewar, Inc. Detailed information 
may be obtained by calling 617-774-1555. 

Return of Title IV Funds 

In accordance with federal law, if a student who is a recipient of Title IV grant and/or loan 
funds (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic 
Competitiveness Grant, SMART Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan) withdraws 
during a payment period, Davidson must determine the amount of Title IV fimds the student has 
earned. That amount is determined by a formula established by federal law. 

If a student has received less Title IV funds than the student has earned, the student may 
receive the additional earned funds. If the student has received more assistance than he or she 
earned, the excess funds must be returned. 

If the student withdraws before completing 60 percent of the payment period, the amount of 
assistance that a student has earned is determined on a pro rata basis. For example, if a student 
completes 30 percent of the payment period, the student has earned 30 percent of the assistance he 
or she originally was scheduled to receive. Once a student completes more than 60 percent of the 
payment period, the student has earned all of the assistance. 

If a student has received excess funds, Davidson must return a portion of those funds equal 
to the lesser of (1) the institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of the student's 
funds, or (2) the entire amount of the excess fimds. After Davidson has allocated the funds for 
which it is responsible, the student must return the remaining amount. 

Unearned Title IV funds returned by the institution and/ or student must be returned in 
the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans. Subsidized Federal Stafford loans. 
Federal PLUS loans received on behalf of the student. Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opporttmity grants, other grant or loan assistance authorized by Title FV. 

Detailed rules and laws related to these calculations are available upon request from the 
Office of Admission and Financial Aid. 

Credit Balances 

A student generally may receive a distribution of a credit balance from his/her account only 
once during each semester. Following the conclusion of the late drop/ add period, a student may 
request a refimd in the Business Services Office. Normally, refunds are issued within two weeks 
of the request date. However, no funds will be issued until the student has an actual credit balance 
on his/her accoimt. Refimds for Federal Title IV recipients are made in accordance with the refund 
policy specified by the U.S. Department of Education. 



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GENERAL STUDENT ACCOUNT INFORMATION 

Books: Books and other supplies are available at the Davidson College Bookstore. Purchases 
may be made using cash, personal or traveler's checks, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover 
Card or American Express) or through the CatCard Services Office declining balance charge 
system. The cost of books varies with the course of study and is approximately $1,000 per year. 

CatCard: The 'CatCard' is an all-purpose identification card that can be used throughout 
campus. A magnetic stripe on the CatCard provides access to the residence halls, the Library, Baker 
Sports Complex (recreation and spectator uses), and several academic buildings. The CatCard 
also holds meal plan information and declining balance funds. Students and parents may deposit 
money at the CatCard Services Office (or via phone with a credit card) into a declining balance 
account that allows students to make purchases at all on-campus dining and retail locations and 
in some vending areas. It may be used at the College Union for purchases ranging from concert 
tickets to video rentals. The CatCard is also accepted by a limited number of local restaurants and 
the local CVS. Lost or damaged cards are replaced for a fee at the CatCard Services Office in the 
lower level of Belk Residence Hall during regular business hours Monday-Friday. 

An administrative fee of $10 is taken from the first deposit into a student's declinding balance 
account each school year. Because federal and state banking regulations govern card transactions, 
students or parents may withdraw funds from the declining balance account for only two 
reasons: 

1. Graduation or withdrawal of student from Davidson. 

2. Year end refimds (requested during the last 15 days of the academic year). 

Deferred Payments: Davidson collects fees in two installments, but it recognizes the need, or 
preference, of many parents to pay on a monthly basis. Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) 
is the college's approved payment plan administrator. Information may be obtained at www.ecsi. 
net or by calling 1-888-549-3274. 

Fire or theft: The college assumes no responsibility for damages or loss of personal property 
due to fire, theft or other casualties. The student's personal or family property and casualty 
insurance will normally provide limited coverage for such a loss. 

Insurance: All currently enrolled students are required to purchase student health insurance 
through the college's plan administered by Markel Insurance Company or complete an online 
waiver verifying adequate coverage by August 10. 



CAMPUS LIFE 



The "Davidson Experience" is not confined to the classroom. The college offers students a 
broad environment in which to develop socially, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. 

THE HONOR CODE AND THE CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY 

As students and alumni proudly attest, the honor system at Davidson is the touchstone of 
the college life, creating an atmosphere of trust in the college community. In addition to faculty 
and administration support, the students believe in this system, defend it, and shoulder the 
responsibility for its implementation. Evidences that the system actually w^orks are the open stacks 
and unguarded doors of the library, the absence of proctors during tests, the self-scheduled final 
examinations, and the sense that a person's word is his or her bond. 
The Honor Code is very simply stated: 

"Every student shall be honor bowid to reframfrom cheating (includmg plagiarism). 
Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from stealing. Everxj student shall be honor 
bound from lying about official college business. Every student shall be honor bound 
to report immediately all violations of the Honor System which come under his or her 
observation; failure to do so shall be a violation of the Honor System. Every student found 
guilty of a violation shall ordinarily be dismissed from the college for a period. " 
Entering students sign a pledge that they will live under the system which includes the 
condition that they will report an observed violation. A student who does lie, cheat or steal is tiled 
under the Code of Disciplinary Procedures. Students who admit guilt or who are found guilty by 
the Honor Council may be suspended from the college. 

The Code of Responsibility is the basis of daily life at Davidson and attempts to foster an 
atmosphere of good conduct by emphasizing "the responsible use of freedom, as opposed to 
license." Students who violate the rights of others are subject to sanctions as applied under the 
Code of Disciplinary Procedures. 

The college comniunity believes that these two codes, the Honor Code and the Code of 
Responsibility are an integral part of the educational experience, helping students to develop an 
honorable, responsible lifestyle. The codes produce an atmosphere of tiust and freedom rarely 
found among American colleges. They form the cornerstone of this community. 

RESIDENCE LIFE 

As a four-year residential college community, Davidson houses approximately 95 percent of 
its student body. Students grow emotionally, spiritually, socially, and intellectually in residence 
hall settings. Daily interaction of students within the residence halls has helped to build campus 
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The Residence Life staff assigns first-year roommates and rooms with special attention to the 
preferences and learning and leadership styles of each student, as well as family and educational 
background. All first-year students are required to live on a first-year hall with about thirty 
classmates for the entire year. Single room.s are not available to first-year students. Two upper- 
class hall counselors live on each first-year hall and work closely with residents easing their 
transition into campus life. This is an exciting and challenging period for students, highlighted by 
social activities, educational programs, intramtual sports, and community service projects. During 
this time, first-year students learn the difficulties and rewards of communal living and develop 
an appreciation of people with different backgrounds and needs. Close friendships which are 
established during this year regularly continue throughout a student's Davidson years. 

Each spring students participate in a lottery process to select rooms from among eleven 
traditional residence halls (some with suites) and six apartment-style residence halls. Most 
students participate in the lottery in pairs, as most rooms are designed for double occupancy. 
There are a limited number of single rooms from which to choose. All residence halls are equipped 
with lotmges, some have kitchen facilities, and all are air conditioned. Each apartment contains a 
living room, kitchen, and four or five single bedrooms. The college provides each student with 
a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair, chest, and space for hanging clothes. All students share with 
the college the responsibilit}^ to maintain a clean, safe, and enjoyable living environment in the 
residence halls. A resident adviser is assigned to each upper-class floor or building to promote 
cooperation and accountabilit}' on each hall. Additionally, a courtesy policy protects a student's 
right to sleep or study at any hour. 

Most students are required to live on campus all four years as the college is able to accommodate 
a large percentage of its student body in the residence halls. Upper-class students may live off 
campus only with the permission of the Residence Life Office; however, fluctuating demand for 
housing from year to year means that the college cannot guarantee on-campus housing to every 
student desiring it. In the event students cannot be accommodated, there are apartments and 
houses for rent in the Davidson community. The Residence Life Office maintains a current listing 
of off -campus properties for students. 

Although Davidson College strives to provide safe and secure residence halls, the college 
cannot accept responsibility for the loss, damage, or theft of personal property. Students wishing 
to protect themselves from such loss should cover their belongings with appropriate insurance. 

DINING SERVICES 

The college operates three dining facilities on campus during the academic year— Vail 
Commons, the Union Cafe in the Alvarez Student Union, and the Wildcat Den in Baker Sports 
Complex. 

Vail Commons offers 19 meals a week. It is an "all you can eat" facility during meal-serving 
periods. The Commons provides a wide range of offerings including multiple entrees at each meal, 
vegetarian entree options, a variety of breakfast cereals, pizza made to order, a sandwich bar, a 
large salad bar, and a choice of desserts, many made in our bakery. Soft serve ice cream and yogiirt 
are available daily as well. Beverages include soft drinks, fruit juices, milk, coffee, and tea. 

The Union Cafe located in the Alvarez Campus Center has deli, grill, and pizza counters, as 
well as an array of daily specials. Convenience foods and snack items are also available. 

The Wildcat Den is located on the lower level of Baker Sports Complex. The Den operates as 
a lunch coimter only, providing sandwiches, chips, beverages, and a candy selection. A sandwich 
special is available during the lunch period five days a week. 



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First-year students are required to participate in a full meal plan for the entire year. Upper- 
class students may select from a variety of meal plans. Most meal plans includes Bonus Bucks 
that students may use at any dining location as well as in vending machines located throughout 
campus. Unused Bonus Bucks do not carry over to later semesters. Students may use meal plans 
at the Cafe and/ or the Wildcat Den on a limited basis and charge up to a pre-set amount for an 
"equivalent" meal at these locations at designated times of the day. 

A registered dietitian is on the Dining Services staff and maintains an office in Vail Commons. 
The dietitian is available to all students for nutritional counseling. 

Dining Services also operates a catering program for college activities and community events. 
Many students are employed by the catering department throughout the year. No prior experience 
is necessary. 

LAUNDRY 

The college operates a central laundry facility where students may drop off laundry and pick 
it up clean, folded, wrapped, or in the case of dress shirts, pressed and placed on hangers. This 
service is included in the tuition and fees which all students are required to pay. Large items like 
blankets, quilts, and sleeping bags can also be laundered for an additional charge. The laundry 
facility, located behind Cannon and Sentelle Residence Halls, is open five and one-half days a 
week. Dry cleaning and alteration services are also available for an additional charge payable by 
cash or against the declining balance account on the CatCard. During the summer prior to the 
first year, each student receives a laundry number to place in each piece of clothing and on the 
student's laundry bag. This number is retained throughout the student's career at Davidson. At 
the opening of school, the laundry provides residential students with bed linens which may be 
exchanged for clean linens as necessary during the year. 

PATTERSON COURT 

Patterson Court provides an exceptional opportunity for leadership, social, service, scholarship, 
athletic, and community -based interaction in a small-group setting. About 64 percent of Davidson 
women and 46 percent of Davidson men participate in one of the fourteen organizations that make 
up Patterson Court Council: nine fraternities (Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, 
Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and 
Sigma Phi Epsilon); four women's eating houses (Connor, Rusk, Turner, and Warner Hall); and 
one sorority (Alpha Kappa Alpha). All organizations situated on Patterson Court provide meal 
plan options for upper-class members, as well as service and social opportimities. 

Every first-year student in good academic standing is invited to participate in the membership 
process known as Court Selection. In January, first-year students (and interested, unaffiliated 
upper-class students) may complete a membership form on which they indicate an interest in 
joining one of the fourteen single-gender organizafions. Students may join any organization. Any 
male student may join a fraternity on Patterson Court for eating, social, and service activities. 
However, in order to be initiated into the national organization as a full member, male students 
must have been extended a bid for membership. Any female wishing to join an eating house may 
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Participation in Patterson Court events is open to those students who have an investment 
in the risk management obligations of the organizations as demonstrated by the Patterson Court 
sticker on the student ID. Stickers may be obtained by independents each semester for a nominal 
fee. System-wide activities, policies, and initiatives are coordinated by the Patterson Court Coimcil 
and Patterson Court Adviser. The organizations are accountable for their individual and collective 
actions to the Patterson Court Judicial Board. Members of Patterson Court organizations who excel 
in leadership, scholarship, and community involvement are recognized by the Order of Omega 
National Honor Society. 

ART 

The Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center houses two galleries, the WiUiam H. Van 
Every, Jr. Gallery and the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Throughout the year the galleries feature both 
one-person and group exhibitions that explore a wide range of media and cultural issues. The work 
of internationally renowned, nationally recognized, emerging, and regional artists is presented in 
a series of exhibitions that focuses on contemporary art and ideas. Selections from the Davidson 
College Art Collection of over 2,700 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture that 
range from old masters to modem and contemporary artists also are exhibited regularly. There is 
an annual group exhibition featuring student work in the spring and an exhibition of the studio art 
faculty held tiaditionally in the fall. 

In keeping with the educational mission of Davidson College and the galleries, a series of 
related programs accompanies the yearly exhibitions and includes individual speakers, panels, 
or forums. These are comprised of artists, art historians, critical thinkers, and experts in various 
disciplines who bring imique perspectives to the understanding and appreciation of each exhibition. 
The programs are usually held in the Visual Art Center 's Semans Auditorium, followed by a 
reception for the artist or speaker in the atrium. 

Every spring senior studio art majors present solo exhibitions in the Smith Gallery. Throughout 
the year students are encouraged to interact on an informal, elective basis with the professional 
artists working on gallery installations and to seek the input of visiting artists and critics available 
for individual critiques. In addition, visiting art historians give free public lectures and special 
seminars singularly designed for art majors. The visits by these artists and art historians are co- 
sponsored with the Friends of the Arts at Davidson 

MUSIC 

The Music Department offers many performance opportunities through various ensembles, 
some of which tour. Vocal opportunities include the Chorale, the Concert Choir, and the Opera 
Workshop. Instrumentalists may join the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, 
Flute Choir, and African Drtmmiing Ensemble. Chamber Music opportimities involve various 
student ensembles coached by instructors. Private study in voice and a diverse array instruments 
is available. For additional information, contact the Music Department. 

Campus musical events include the Concert Series; Classical Indian Music Series; Musical 
Interludes; recitals by visiting artists, faculty, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and students; 
and lectures by visiting musical scholars. In nearby Charlotte, concerts are offered by the 
Charlotte Symphony Orchestia, Opera Carolina, the Oratorio Singers and various other musical 
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Students especially gifted in music performance are encouraged to apply for scholarships 
provided through the Zachary F. Long, Jr., Vail Family, and James C. Harper Endowments. 

THEATRE 

Through its curriculum and production program, the Theatre Department seeks to develop 
an appreciation and understanding of the theatrical arts for the newcomer and to offer in-depth 
training for experienced students. The department's program provides many opportunities for 
student involvement in its production season. Typically, four full-length plays and numerous one- 
acts are presented annually. Roles are cast by open audition and students are encouraged to try 
out regardless of experience level. 

Theatre Department main stage productions (one each semester) are performed in the Duke 
Family Performance Hall, a 600+ seat proscenium theatre in the Knobloch Campus Center. Other 
performance spaces, located in Cunningham Fine Arts Building, are Hodson Hall and a smaller 
black box facility. Studio productions, student plays, and performance projects are presented in 
these spaces year-round. 

Full-length plays are directed by theatre faculty, guest directors, or advanced theatre 
students. One-acts are directed by students. Other student performance projects are encouraged 
and supported by the department. Guest artists, including playwrights, directors, actors, and 
designers, work with students on a regular basis. 

There is ample opportunity to see quality theatre in the area aside from department productions. 
Davidson's Artist Series regularly brings touring plays into the Duke Family Performance Hall. 
Many resident companies and university programs produce quality work in the Charlotte area. 
The department keeps a list of current offerings on file for those interested. 

ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Davidson College is an excellent liberal arts college with a unique tradition of intercollegiate 
athletic competition. The college considers physical education, recreational sports, and 
intercollegiate athletics an integral part of every student's educational experience. Davidson 
supports a competitive athletics program with equal opportunity for participation of men and 
women. Davidson fields eleven men's and ten women's intercollegiate teams at the NCAA Division 
I level. Both men and women play varsity basketball, tennis, and soccer; run indoor/ outdoor track 
and cross country; and participate in swimming and diving. Men's sports include wrestling, golf, 
football, and baseball. Women's teams include field hockey, lacrosse, and volleyball. The college 
strives to provide keen competition at a realistic level for every sport and offers a limited number 
of athletic scholarships in both men's and women's sports. 

Davidson students aspire to excellence in athletics, as in academics. The college seeks to 
maximize opportunities for student participation as athletes and spectators in a variety of sports. 
A remarkable 85 percent of students participate in the intramural sports program. One-day 
intramural events are planned throughout the year. Residence halls, fiatemities, eating houses, 
faculty, and staff field teams in six sports including flickerball, three-on-three and five-on-five 
basketball, softball, small-field soccer, and volleyball. Seventeen club sports pit Davidson teams 
against club teams of other colleges. Students are responsible for organizing, regulating, and 
scheduling activities for these club teams. Clubs include women's lacrosse and volleyball; men's 
rugby and weight lifting; and open clubs for men and women in sailing, fencing, water skiing, 
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Davidson's physical education program is based upon the belief that physical activity is 
important to a person's overall development. The program emphasizes the carry-over value 
of sports as a lifetime endeavor. The more than 50 courses offered in the physical education 
curriculum range from aerobics and archery to racquetball and scuba. For additional information 
see Physical Education in the Courses section. 

Davidson athletic and physical education facilities are outstanding. The Baker Sports Complex 
includes the Ben T. Craig Plaza, the Newell Entrance Court, and the Nisbet Lobby. In the lobby are 
two racquetball courts, a squash court, a Nautilus center, and the Hall of Fame Room. 

The centerpiece of the facility is the John M. Belk Arena, featuring a main varsity court with a 
hardwood floor. For athletic events, the Belk Arena seats nearly 6,000. When the bleacher seating is 
retracted, two additional hardwood basketball courts and two volleyball courts are available. 

The Charles A. Cannon Pool is an eight-lane pool with a stainless steel movable bulkhead to 
accommodate competition in both yards and meters. The separate diving well features both one 
and three-meter boards. The facility includes a balcony for spectator seating. 

The Louis and Carl Knobloch Indoor Tennis Center features a durable acrylic-based hard- 
court surface covering four courts. They are lit with indirect lighting and have movable screens 
between them. The center also has locker rooms, offices, and a conference room. 

The Finley Physical Education Center incorporates a weight room with both Nautilus and 
free weights, a state of the art athletic medical facility, a wrestling room, and a dance studio. The 
center also has locker rooms for student/ faculty/ staff use and for sports teams, one additional 
racquetball court, a classroom, and office space. 

RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LIFE 

As a college related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Davidson values the life of the spirit 
and fosters openness to and respect for the world's various religious traditions. 

Worship opportunities on campus include Catholic Mass, Episcopal Eucharist and a Friends 
(Quaker) meeting (all on Sundays), several ecumenical Christian services led by students and the 
chaplaincy staff throughout the week, and a monthly Shabbat service. 

Student-led religious organizations provide opportunities for fellowship, faith-based 
community service, scripture study and the celebration of holy days in their respective traditions. 
Among these groups are: Canterbury Episcopal Fellowship, CathoUc Campus Ministry, Hillel 
(Jewish), Methodist College Fellowship, Muslim Students Association, Orthodox Christian 
Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship (PCA), and Westminster Fellowship (PCUSA). 
Non-denominational Christian organizations include Campus Outreach, InterVarsity Christian 
Fellowship and Young Life. Our Interfaith Fellowship also draws together Buddhist, Christian, 
Hindu, Jewish and Muslim students, as well as students of no specific tradition who are spiritual 
seekers for conversations, retreats and visits to houses of worship in many traditions. 

Davidson's chaplaincy staff includes Presbyterian clerg)', a Catholic lay minister, and a Rabbi. 
Our chaplains offer pastoral care and counseling to all members of the college commimity and 
coordinate activities including on-campus worship, international mission/ study trips, programs 
integrating ser\dce and social justice, and interfaith dialogue. 



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SOCIAL LIFE 

Social life at Davidson takes its cue from the setting: activities are often the result of small-group 
interests— sailing at the lake campus, entertainment in the Campus Center, going to Charlotte for 
dinner and other entertainment, bowling in Huntersville, or skiing at Beech Mountain. In addition 
there are many campus-wide activities which involve large numbers of students as well as other 
members of the college community. These events are often sponsored by the College Union Board, 
the Patterson Court Council, the Residence Life Office, and other student organizations. Student 
groups work cooperatively to sponsor campus events. Spring Frolics, 'Aftermidnight,' The Red 
and Black Ball, Homecoming, major concerts, and the Campus Christmas Party are a few of the 
major events. Social activities are planned and produced by students. 

THE KNOBLOCH CAMPUS CENTER 

The Knobloch Campus Center is the center of college community life. The Center combines 
the Alvarez College Union and the Duke Family Performance Hall. Knobloch is the gathering 
place for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It provides opportunities for involvement in formal 
and informal activities. 

Special features abound, including the Cafe in a three-story atrium with skylight, a 600-seat 
state-of-the-art performance hall, a fitness center, climbing wall, outdoor center, information desk, 
post office, copy center, meeting rooms, bookstore, student organization offices, and offices for the 
Chaplain, Career Services, Student Activities, and Community Services. Outdoor features include 
an amphitheater on the west side of the building and a terrace overlooking the football field to the 
south. 

A planned program of social and co-curricular activities is initiated by the College Union 
Board and provided in collaboration with a host of other student organizations and departments. 
Student committees are responsible for presenting films, speakers, dancers, artists, poets, and 
musicians of all types. Recent performers include the Black Eyed Peas, Bill Cosby, Ben Folds, Dave 
Matthews and Tim Reynolds, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Ludacris, OAR, the Roots, and the Indigo 
Girls. Recent Public Lecture Comniittee and College Union Speakers Committee guest speakers 
include Fareed Zakaria, Paul Krugman, Sister Helen Prejan, Derek Walcott, Zadie Smith, Ron 
Suskind and Marian Wright Edelman. 

Students, assisted by faculty and staff, are responsible for the Artists Series which has recently 
presented the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Chicago City Limits, Dayton Contemporary 
Dance Company, Cirque Le Masque, the Second City Touring Company, Fuygako Taiko Drums, 
Hubbard Street II, Omar Sosa, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 

The Davidson Outdoors Center invites students to get away fiom campus on weekend trips 
for canoeing, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and skiing. Two professional staff members work 
with a group of twenty student trip leaders to provide outdoor activities. Major trips have taken 
students canoeing in the Everglades and on the Rio Grande, sailing off the Gulf Coast of Florida, 
hang gliding at the Outer Banks, sea kayaking off the Georgia Coast, and Whitewater rafting on the 
New and Gauley rivers in West Virginia. 

Through its programs, facilities, and services, the Campus Center is the heartbeat of the 
college and the focal point for out-of -class activity. 



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STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

As stated in the by-laws of the Student Government Association (SGA), the purpose of the 
student government is "to share with the Board of Trustees, the Faculty, and the Administration 
the responsibility for developing and maintaining Davidson as a superior academic community." 

Based on one of the earlier student government constitutions (1910), Davidson students 
govern themselves through the senate (headed by the president and vice president of SGA) and 
the many committees of the SGA. The student senate is made up of three representatives from 
each class, representatives from each Patterson Court House, and independent representatives. 
Officers and senators are elected by student vote. 

Although activity is centered in the senate, active participation in student government is not 
restricted to elected officials. Students from all classes serve on numerous committees of the senate 
and fill student positions on faculty and trustee committees. "" 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Leadership Development— The Chidsey Leadership Development Office is Davidson 
College's clearinghouse for leadership development programs, resources and opportunities. The 
mission is to cultivate opportimities for Davidson students to build on their existing strengths and 
abilities so that they may be effective leaders in any group or setting. 

Chidsey Leadership Fellows— Up to 20 first-year students are selected to be Chidsey 
Leadership Fellows each year. This program provides a 4-year comprehensive leadership 
experience in which Fellows develop self awareness, knowledge of leadership theories and 
contexts, leadership capabilities and connections with others. The program includes seminars, 
retreats, mentoring, coursework and visiting lectures with significant leaders. Fellows learn how 
to use their unique strengths and values to become leaders who are able to inspire a group of 
people to powerfully and effectively accomplish a common purpose. 

Leadership Davidson— Designed to improve students' overall leadership skills and enable 
them to use these skills beyond Davidson, Leadership Davidson provides a year-long opportimity 
for participants to identify, acquire, and hone the skills necessary to lead effectively. Through 
experiential learning— learning by doing— students build skills in communication, listening, 
motivation, value clarification, self-awareness, and critical thinking. Based on their expressed 
interests, students are matched one-to-one with local and Charlotte area professional business and 
community leaders in mentoring relationships. 

Annual Leadership Retreat— Each year immediately following Spring exams, up to 50 
students have an opportimity to participate in a 3-day, 2-night leadership retreat. During this 
retreat leadership development topics are explored that are relevant to a broad cross-section of 
the student body. Recent themes have included "Leadership for Social Change" and "Building 
a Balanced Life of Leadership." The retreat is planned by a committee of students, staff, and 
faculty. 

Chidsey Leadership Lecture Series— Once each semester the Chidsey Leadership Lecture 
series features Davidson alumni and other inspiring leaders who have made exceptional 
contributions to their communities. Speakers are invited to give a lecture, dine with students 
beforehand, and meet with students during the day in a class, workshop and/ or informal setting. 
Recent speakers have included former Davidson College President, Bobby Vagt ('69) and CEO of 
Burger King, John Chidsey ('83). 



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Leadership Library —Located in Jackson Court # 8, the leadership library consists of books, 
journals, videos, and a collection of group development activities. Students can access online 
resources or have small group meetings in the leadership lounge. Staff is available to cor\sult with 
student leaders by appointment. 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS 

New groups are founded each year through the Student Government Association and the 
College Union to meet student interests and concerns. Students may join existing groups in the 
following areas: academic specialty clubs and honoraries, club sports, political action groups, 
religious groups, international clubs, social service groups, hobby clubs, and performing arts 
organizations. Students may also establish new groups according to their interests. 

MINORITY STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 

On the Davidson College campus, several programs and services are available specitically to 
assist students from minority groups: 

Asian Cultural Awareness Association — A student-led organization for all members of the 
Davidson community interested in the Asian American culture. A variety of social and cultural 
activities are sponsored throughout the year. 

Black Student Coalition — The BSC is a student-nm organization designed to establish and 
maintain a spirit of solidarity among African American students. In addition, its purpose is to 
create a sense of awareness within the Davidson College community regarding the contributions 
of African Americans, to provide an outlet for the social and cultural needs of African American 
students, and to support the African American citizens of the town of Davidson in overcoming any 
problems that they may face. All Davidson College students are eligible to be members of the BSC. 

Counselor for Minority Outreach— One of the counselors at the Student Counseling Center is 
designated in this manner. As such, the CMO has a special responsibility to address the community 
needs and resources for minority students, who include ethnic/ racial minorities, international 
students, and those first in family to attend college. This responsibility includes performing needs 
assessment on campus, coordinating Counseling Center services and programming with that 
of others on campus working with minorities, planning and providing or supporting minority- 
oriented programming, and supporting minority students in expressing their needs to faculty and 
administration. 

Davidson Africa Students Association— DASA is a student led organization designed to promote 
African Awareness and culture. Open to all members of the community, DASA sponsors many 
cultural and social programs throughout the year. 

Exchange Programs — Davidson College has cooperative arrangements with Howard University 
and Morehouse College which provide students opportunities for study at campuses with 
significant African American student, faculty, and staff populations. Study may be arranged for a 
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Gay-Straight Alliance — The GSA is the main organization at Davidson with the fundamental aim 
of enhancing the College's understaiiding and acceptance of issues related to sexuality. A long- 
time fixture on Davidson's campus, the GSA represents those members of the College community 
who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) as well as straight 
allies. Membership in GSA includes students, faculty and staff. 

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr/Black History Month Cultural Arts Series— During the months of January 
and Februar}', an assortment of activities comniemorating the history and accomplishments of 
African Americans are held on campus. Typical activities include a gospel songfest, speeches from 
political leaders, lectures by historians, art exhibits, films, and literary performances. 

Organization of Latin American Students— OLAS is a student-led organization for all members 
of the Davidson Communit)' interested in the Latin American culture. A variety of social and 
cultural events are sponsored throughout the year. 

Students Together Reaching for Individual Development in Education — S.T.R.l.D.E. is a support 
program for first-year, ethnic minority students to assist with their adjustment to Davidson 
College. A series of designed experiences offer academic, cultural, and social support, as well 
as vital information to aid students in understanding and working effectively within the college 
community. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AT DAVIDSON 

Davidson College's commitment to service is clear in its statement of purpose: "The primary 
purpose of Davidson College is to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined 
and creative minds for lives of leadership and service." While service and community involvement 
are principles practiced across campus, the Community Service Office serves as the hub for service 
efforts on campus. Through its programs, events, and resources, the office works with students, 
faculty, staff and community members to promote learning through service and engagement with 
the community. 

Bonner Scholarship Program— Davidson College is honored to be one of 80+ schools nationwide 
that partner with the Bonner Foundation. The Bonner Scholars Program is a four-year scholarship 
program that centers on a strong team of students working to bring about positive community 
change through service, research, and action. A group of 80 students, 20 per class, establishes 
an appreciation of local and global needs through direct ser\dce and group meetings that are 
educational and reflective in nature. 

Community-based Learning— The Communit}^ Service Office connects direct service with 
education by providing resources to faculty who wish to integrate community-based learning into 
their curriculum as well as those who wish to make connections with their service work outside the 
scope of an academic course. Students involved with service contribute to a community-defined 
need while also learning about social issues and the value of community involvement. Further, 
valuable skills —such as problem solving, critical thinking, community, working with others, 
planning, and implementation— are developed in the process. Students may enroll in courses 
which include a community service component; courses of this kind exist in political science, 
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pursue independent study work addressing community concerns. 

Freedom Schools™— The Children's Defense Fimd describes its Freedom Schools program as 
"an educational and cultural enrichment program that provides summer options for children 
where there are none and strengthens parent and commimity involvement with the year-roimd 
achievement of children." Freedom Schools at Davidson College serves a limited number of 
children in primary and secondary grades. The program integrates reading, conflict resolution 
and social action in an activity-based curriculum that promotes social, cultural and historical 
awareness. Davidson College students primarily serve as servant leader interns for programs at a 
site in the community. 

Leaders in Service— Organizing around service provides students with an incredible opportunity 
to assume leadership roles. Many opportunities exist both on and off campus for students to take 
on such positions. The following are several initiatives and organizations that focus on service and 
social change: 

Care Interns— Each summer six students are awarded eight- week Care Internships. They live on 
campus, intern with local non-profit organizations, and meet regularly to explore questions of 
identity, purpose, faith, and vocation. 

Engage for Change — This student-led, campus-wide initiative is designed to unite the student 
body and engage in discourse regarding social change efforts. By combining efforts of several 
chartered student organizations, the intense focus enables students to encounter and respond to 
one theme for social action throughout the course of an academic year. 

United Community Action (UCA)— Student run, this organization coordinates many student 
community service efforts and works to address community needs. These student leaders work 
closely with the staff in the Community Service Office to discuss developments in the community, 
to plan activities that build self- and community- awareness, and to coordinate on-campus 
programming related to community service. Projects such as service trips over student breaks, the 
annual Project Life Bone Marrow Typing Drive, the Ada Jenkins After School Program, tutoring, 
and weekend construction work with Habitat for Humanity are some examples of UCA's work. 

The college employs four staff members who work with students on a regular basis to 
coordinate and initiate community service efforts or projects. Overall, Davidson provides a 
wealth of one-time and on-going opportunities for students to work directly in the community in 
meaningful ways. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Students interested in writing, editing, photography, or broadcasting enjoy working on the 
following publication and broadcast media: 

Vie Davidsonian: a weekly newspaper edited, written, and managed by students. It has 
received an All-American rating by the Associated College Press numerous times since 195L 

Libertas: a news and arts magazine written, edited, managed, and produced by students. 
Libertas, emphasizes student issues as well as Davidson's place in the larger community. 

Quips and Cranks: the college yearbook, a student project. 



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The Wildcat Handbook: a guide designed to acquaint first-year students with the traditions, 
policies, activities, and personnel of the college. 

Hobart Park: an experimental magazine begun by students in 1979 to encourage writing and 
graphics by students and faculty. 

WDAV-FM: a 100,000 watt classical music/ fine arts station for Greater Charlotte and the 
Piedmont. Training is available for interested students; qualified students hold jobs on the staff. 

WALT-AM: the student, local-band radio station. WALT has a varied musical format and is 
entirely student operated. 

The Office of Coltege Communications depends upon student employees as writers, designers, 
and photographers. 

CAREER SERVICES ^ 

The Office of Career Services exists to aid students in the ongoing and lifelong process of 
career development. The staff helps students individually to explore their interests and the work 
around them, define their unique niche, and take meaningful steps toward career preparation. 
This may include vocational assessment, community service, travel and study abroad, internships, 
graduate school, or a successful job search. 

From their first semester at Davidson, students are encouraged to think about plans for the 
future, especially summer options and semester internships. An information sheet is kept on each 
student to help guide the career counseling process. 

Exploration of Interests: Davidson students are encouraged to explore their options to discover 
areas of true interest. Self -assessment— through personality and interest inventories, one-on-one 
career counseling with staff, and interactive workshops— helps students discover where their 
career interests lie. Students are then coached to explore these interests through informational 
interviews, mentorships, and internships. 

Seminars and workshops on resumes, cover letter writing, internship and job search 
techniques, networking, interviewing, and industry panels of alumni prepare students to 
implement career decisions. 

Internships and Summer Jobs: All students are encouraged to participate in summer jobs and 
internships to explore career interests, to gain experience, and to enhance personal development. 
Career Services provides an online database of internship, commimity service, and volunteer 
opportunities. These experiences are regarded as the best first phase of the career implementation 
process. 

Alumni and Parent Resources: Students are encouraged to seek information and advice 
on careers from alumni and parents. A database of alumni mentors, citing type and place of 
employment or graduate study are available online through the eCareers system to help students 
understand the range of personal resources available to them. 

Career Resources Library: Organized by vocational clusters, the library provides specific career 
planning and job search resources. These include information on various career fields; internships 
and summer jobs; service opportunities; and local, national, and international employers. A unique 
feature of the library is an international section that includes guides for researching overseas job 
and service opportunities. 

Career Coaching & Networking: Seniors are offered a variety of structured experiences designed 
to assist with a job search. Alumni and employers offer resume critiques and mock interviews 
based on students' needs. In the past year 1013 organizations engaged in recruiting through Career 
Services' campus-based programs and activities. Through Davidson's relationship with Selective 
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opportunity to interview in Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C In partnership 
with CSO Interfase, Davidson provides extensive online job search and campus recruiting support 
to students via eCareers. 

Graduate School Guidance: In close partnership with faculty. Career Services supports students 
in selecting and applying to graduate and professional programs, and researching sources of 
financial aid. Each year graduate school recruiters from across the country visit campus to talk 
with interested students. 

Davidson has pre-professional groups headed by Davidson faculty and supported by a 
Career Services staff member. 

Exploring Options Beyond Campus: Students may wish to spend a semester away from campus 
to go abroad, study at other institutions, or enhance their development through volunteer service 
or work. The career counselors are available to provide counseling and assist with planning for 
these options. 

HEALTH AND SAFETY 

The college provides for the health and safety of students through professional services and 
institutional policies. A few are described below. Complete information is available from the Office 
of the Dean of Students. 

Student Counseling Center— The Student Counseling Center (SCC) offers a broad range of 
counseling and psychological services. Some students seek consultation at the SCC in learning 
new skills associated with time management, stress management, and study techniques and 
habits. Others desire information and assessment regarding interests, abilities, and personality. 
Counseling is offered regarding a variety of life circumstances, from coping with the difficulties 
associated with studying and living in a busy environment, dating, or moving away from home, 
to coping with changes in family life brought on by divorce or death of a family member. Students 
with a learning disability or Attention Deficit Disorder also benefit from counseling services. 
Eating disorders, anxiety, depression, or substance abuse can also be addressed at the SCC. 

The SCC is located in the same building as the Student Health Center. The clinical staff 
consists of master's- and doctoral-level licensed psychologists and counselors who have experience 
working with the college-aged population. There is no charge beyond tuition for services provided 
by SCC professional staff, and any student may be seen for up to ten individual sessions per 
academic year. (Arrangements for private services can be made for students who will need more 
services than allocated.) The relationship between student and counselor is professional and is 
fully corvfidential within the confines of safety of self and others. The Student Counseling Center 
is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays. A counselor is "on call" after hours and weekends for 
psychological emergencies. 

In addition to one part-time, private psychiatrist on-site, the SCC has established referral 
relationships with excellent nearby private psychiatrists. Students are financially responsible for 
such private services. Entering students who have previously received counseling or psychiatric 
services and wish to continue at Davidson are encouraged to contact the director in the summer 
before arriving on campus. The SCC provides for education/ prevention by presenting talks and 
workshops to student groups and staff/faculty during the academic year. 

Student Health Center— The Davidson College Student Health Center provides routine 
health care with the services of a full-time nursing staff and part-time staff of physicians contracted 
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individual consultation and extensive health-related programming. A nutritionist is also available 
for individual consultation at the Student Health Center and at Vail Commons. 

The Student Health facility is open weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a registered nurse 
on duty. Nurses provide routine screening and lab services and rim an allergy clinic for students 
requiring allergy shots. The services of physicians are provided on an appointment basis during 
"sick call," weekday afternoons. Same day appointments are available for urgent problems. 

After-hours and weekends, the nursing staff provides an "on-call nurse," who is available 
by pager (704-337-7047), to consult with students by phone about health concerns. The nurse can 
determine if the student needs to be seen immediately at the Student Health facility, referred to a 
local emergency room, or seen at the next "sick call." 

All outpatient nurse and physician services are available to students at no additional charge, 
with the exception of laboratory work, medical supplies, and medications which are billed to the 
student's college account. 

The infirmary section of the facility has a limited number of beds available for the care of 
students who need isolation and observation or for students recovering from surgery. There is a 
modest fee for an overnight stay which covers routine medical supplies. Meals will be catered by 
Vail Commons at a charge to the student. 

When students require medical care beyond the scope of the Student Health Service, the staff 
can assist in making arrangements for appropriate care at an area hospital. In emergencies, this 
may include obtaining local ambulance services. Occasionally, the physician may refer a student 
to a specialist as needed. 

Dental care is available to students at their own expense through local private dental practices. 
All optometric practice is located in Davidson (1/2 niile South of the college). Ophthalmologists 
are available in Cornelius (4 miles), Mooresville (7 miles), and Charlotte (19 miles). A private 
physical therapist is available in Davidson. 

Services for Disabled Students— The college does not discriminate on the basis of disability 
in the admission or education of students. The Associate Dean of Students serves as the point of 
contact for all matters regarding disabled students. Disabled students who request help are able to 
receive individualized assistance. 

The Associate Dean of Students assists disabled students in locating available resources in 
the college community and ensures that services are provided consistent with applicable law and 
college policies. Additionally, there are various student organizations that provide support and 
information to students with disabilities. 

Special procedures have been developed for students handicapped by learning disabilities. 
Students who seek adapted instruction on the basis of a learning disability undergo an evaluation by 
college-designated learning specialists, usually at the student's expense. The results of the evaluation, 
made available to the college with the student's permission, may include recommendations for 
compensatory learning strategies to be used by the student and recommendations for services 
and accommodations to be provided by the college. Using these recommendations as a guide, 
strategies are developed to enhance learning strengths and compensate for learning difficulties. 



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If any adjustments to academic requirements are recormnended, they are considered by the 
Curriculum Requirements Committee. The result may be approval of the recommendations or a 
substitution for the academic requirement. 

A copy of the Policy for Disabled Students at Davidson College and additional information 
regarding services provided by the college to disabled students are available in the Office of the 
Dean of Students. Hearing impaired students may contact the office via the TDD Relay Services 
at 1-800-735-2962. 

Davidson College Campus Police Department— The Campus Police Department exists as 
a support unit of the college for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in 
which people can go safely about their varied activities. The Davidson College Campus Police 
Department is the primary response agency for all crimes and incidents on campus, providing 
emergency assistance, investigating and documenting incidents, and is the liaison with local 
police, fire, and medical response agencies. The Department is located in the Tomlinson building 
and provides public safety services 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Campus Police Officers may 
be reached at any time by dialing extension 2178 from any on-campus phone, or the duty phone 
at (704) 609-0344. 

The Davidson College Campus Police Department enforces state laws concerning the 
possession of illegal weapons on campus. Weapons, including but not limited to firearms, 
explosives, fireworks, and martial arts weaponry, are not permitted on any property owned or 
leased by Davidson College. Violators are subject to disciplinary action and criminal charges. 
The college also reserves the right to remove from the possession of anyone on campus (or their 
residence) any item which may be deemed a threat to the safety and well being of others on 
campus. Such items include, but are not limited to knives, pellet guns, and other objects, which in 
and of themselves may not be illegal. 

INVOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL 

The college reserves the right to suspend, enforce the withdrawal of, or expel a student 
whose academic standing is unsatisfactory or a student who violates the Honor Code, the Code 
of Responsibility, or college regulations. For copies of the codes, write to the Office of the Dean of 
Students. 



ACADEMIC PROGRAM 
AND POLICIES 



Note: Every effort is made to keep the information in this section current. Changes are sometimes made after 
the printed catalog goes to press; the online catalog ( http://catalog/davidson.edu ), hoioever, stays current. 
The schedule for any semester is published separately on the web. Tlie College must reserve the right to 
cancel any course if there is insufficient demand or if there are circumstances beyond the College's reasonable 
control. Students should consult with their advisers and the Registrar's Office in planning their program. 
New students in particular should consult the Registrar's Office pages on the Davidson College iveb site, 
www. davidson.edu . 

THE CURRICULUM 

The liberal arts curriculum at Davidson College is dedicated to the intellectual and personal 
growth of students. This curriculum affirms the intrinsic worth of a broad exposure to intellectual 
and artistic achievement and strives to nurture students' capacities for knowledge, understanding, 
judgment, and compassion. Teaching is the primary activity and responsibility of the facult)^, 
which is also active in research and service. Developing skills in the methods by which knowledge 
is acquired, evaluated, and appropriately applied is the primary activity and responsibility of 
students. 

Credit is granted on a course credit basis, with a course being equivalent (for transfer 
purposes) to four semester or six quarter hours. The curriculum consists of six general areas of 
study: Literature, Fine Arts, History, Religion and Philosophy, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 
and the Social Sciences. To encourage the excitement and self-discipline that come from probing a 
subject in depth, the college requires a major in one of the following departments: 



Anthropology 


French 


Political Science 


Art 


German 


Psychology 


Biology 


History 


Religion 


Chemistry 


Mathematics 


Sociology 


Classics 


Music 


Spanish 


Economics 


Philosophy 


Theatre 


English 


Physics 





Students also may develop an interdisciplinary major through the Center for Interdisciplinary 
Studies. Davidson allows double majors. 

In order to make connections among courses and disciplines, the curriculum includes 
opportunities for students to pursue a concentration or a minor as well as a major. A concentration 
is an interdisciplinary cluster of courses which addresses a specific area of study. A student may 
choose a concentration to complement the major, but concentrations are not required. Davidson 
offers concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Computer 
Science, Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender 
Studies, Genomics, International Studies, Medical Humanities, and Neuroscience. Requirements 
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in the print catalog and in the Academic Departments and Concentrations section in the Online 
Catalog. Students pm'suing a concentration may not pursue a double major or a minor. 

Some departments or programs offer a minor, a designated set of five or six courses. Students 
are allowed to declare one and only one minor to the appropriate academic department by no later 
than October 1 of their senior year. Students declaring a minor may not also declare a concentration 
or a second major. A minimum overall 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a minimum 2.0 
average on all courses counted toward the minor are required. Specific requirements for minors 
are listed after major requirements in the departments where they are offered. 

The college offers courses but no major in Arabic, Chinese, Communication Studies, 
Computer Science, Greek, Humanities, Latin, Military Studies, Physical Education, Russian, South 
Asian Studies, and Education. Through the Teacher Education Program students may complete 
the necessary course work to apply for a teaching license. Students have various opportunities 
for independent and interdisciplinary studies, study abroad, and participation in off-campus 
programs. 

The Davidson curriculum stresses competence in reading, writing, fundamental mathematical 
skills, oral communication, and use of computers. Students develop oral communication skills 
through class discussion, seminar presentations, and formal oral commimication courses. To 
develop their skills in writing and analysis, students may select one of the following options 
to satisfy the college composition requirement: a departmental lOlW First-year Seminar, the 
four-course humanities sequence (HUM 150, 151W, 250, 251), or the two-course Cultures and 
Civilizations sequence (HUM 160, 161 W). Departnient first -year seminars (101 W) are discussion- 
based, writing-intensive courses rooted in a discipliiie. The courses normally require completion 
of five to seven shorter writing assignments and a longer research paper. Readings for each course 
span and exemplify different approaches to writing. The courses address elements of style and 
revision, processes of peer review, word-processing skills, library-based and web-based research 
techniques, and conventions of documentation. The class schedule for each semester lists current 
offerings under the appropriate departinents. 

Computers are used in most laboratory science and mathematics courses and in individual 
courses in the social sciences and the humanities. Students interested in the degree of competence 
expected in individual courses may consult the instiuctor or the course syllabi available in the 
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the library. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION 

Davidson offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree. To receive a bachelor's 
degree the candidate for the degree shall: 

1. Be of good character and conduct, as certified by the Dean of Students, and discharge all college 
financial obligations to the satisfaction of the Contioller. 

2. Complete satisfactorily 32 courses, at least one-half (16) in residence at Davidson College. The 
period of residence must include the senior year (at least the final 7 courses). Courses in off- 
campus programs officially sponsored by Davidson College are considered to be courses in 
residence. 

3. Complete the foreign language requirement by successfully completing the intermediate level 
(201 or higher) of a Davidson foreign language course, by an approved transfer course at an 
equivalent level, or by equivalent proficiency as determined and certified by the appropriate 
Davidson foreign language department. Courses offered through the Self-Instructional 
Language Program do not satisfy the foreign language requirement. A student who satisfactorily 
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through the requirement in composition. It is strongly recommended that the student complete 
the foreign language requirement before entering the senior year. 

4. Complete the composition requirement by completing successfully by the end of the first 
year at Davidson College a course designated with a W. Advanced Placement or other credits 
completed prior to college matriculation do not satisfy the composition requirement. 

5. Complete all requirements for a major field of study, including an average of 2.0 on all courses 
in the major. For the computation of the major grade point average, when a course is repeated, 
only the most recent grade counts. 

6. Complete Distribution requirements as follows: 

a. Literature: one course from among the specified courses in the Departments of Arabic, 
Chinese, Classics, English, French, German/ Russian, and Spanish. 

b. Fine Arts : one course from among the specified courses in the Departments of Art, Music, 
and Theatre. 

c. History: one course from among the specified courses in the Department of History. 

d. Religion and Philosophy: two courses, at least one of which must be in Religion, from 
among the specified courses in the Departments of Religion and Philosophy. 

e. Natural Science and Mathematics : three courses from among the specified courses in the 
Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. At least one of the three 
must be a course in Mathematics or Computer Science and at least one must be a science 
course with a laboratory. 

f. Social Sciences: two courses from among the specified courses in the Departments of 
Anthropology, Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. 

NOTE: TJie four-course Humanities secjuence (150, 151W, 250, 251) satisfies the composition 
requirement and distribution requirements as follows: literature (one course); history (one 
course); and religion and philosophy (tioo courses, including one in religion). Tlie hoo-course 
Humanities sequence (160, 161W) satisfies the composition requirement and the distribution 
requirement in literature. A student who withdraws from either Humanities sequence after one 
semester receives one credit toward graduation, but neither distribution nor composition credit. 
A student ivho withdraios from the four-course sequence after the second semester receives 
credit for HUM 151W, satisfying the composition requirement but no distribution requirement. 

At least six of the ten distribution requirements must be completed for a student to enter the 
junior year. It is strongly recommended that the student complete all ten distribution requirements 
before entering the senior year. 

7. Complete a course designated as satisfying the Cultural Diversity requirement. Such courses 
deal principally with one or more cultures that differ from the predominant cultures of the 
United States or Europe. 

8. No single course satisfies more than one distribution requirement, but a course may 
satisfy a distribution requirement and other requirements such as cultural diversity, 
major, minor, concentration, and (for courses above the 201 level) foreign language. 
The Registrar may designate a transfer credit (including AP or other pre-college credit) as 
satisfying a foreign language, distribution, composition, or cultural diversity requirement 
following, as occasion demands, consultation with appropriate department or program 
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9. Satisfy the requirements in physical education as follows: Davidson 101, required of all students, 
including tiansfers, during their first semester at Davidson; two (2) Lifetime Activity credits 
(courses numbered PE 2xx, 3xx, and 5xx;) and one team sportcredit (PE 4xx). The Davidson 
101 requirement must be completed in the first semester of the first year at Davidson. Students 
are encouraged, but not required, to complete the physical education requirement by the end 
of their sophomore year. A swim evaluation is administered during Orientation to determine 
swimming ability and to offer guidance in course selection. Students who do not successfully 
complete a swim evaluation must register for an appropriate swimming class as one of their 
Lifetime Activity cjredits. 

The college awards degrees only at the end of the spring semester during the Commencement 
Exercises and at the end of the summer (August 31). Students who enter as first-year students must 
complete the degree within four calendar years; students who tiansfer to Davidson are expected 
to complete the degree according to their class standing as they enter. In order to extend study into 
the fifth year (9th semester), a student must apply to the Curriculum Requirements Committee. 

Note: A student who completes requirements for two majors in departments that offer majors 
leading to different degrees must choose the degree to be conferred. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor 
of Science. 

DEPARTMENTAL AND GRADUATION HONORS 

Most departments that offer a major also offer an Honors Program. Students with an overall 
grade point average of 3.2 are eligible for consideration for honors by their department as early as 
the spring semester of the sophomore year, but no later than the fall semester of the senior year. 
Each department may impose additional individual requirements for honors; students should 
consult the major departmental listing in the catalog and their major adviser for details. Candidates 
for honors who maintain at least a 3.2 overall grade point average and at least a 3.5 average in the 
major and who receive the recommendation of their major department are graduated with honors 
or high honors in the department of their major. 

Latin degree honors are awarded based on cumulative grade point average at graduation: 

3.500-3.749 cumlaude 
3.750-3.999 magna cum laude 
4.00 sumnia cum laude 

STANDARDS OF PROGRESS 

Davidson measures satisfactory academic progress annually prior to the beginning of the 
fall semester. In order to be eligible for enrollment in the fall semester, students must meet the 
requirements outlined below: 

A. For entrance to the sophomore class or the third semester, the student must have completed 
seven courses (8 courses represent normal progress), including the composition (W-course) 
requirement. A student who has not earned a 1.60 cumulative grade point average by the 
beginning of the first semester of the sophomore year will be placed on academic probation. 
A student on academic probation receives special advising services through the Dean of 
Students' Office and the academic adviser. 



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B. At the time of entrance into the fourth semester (second semester sophomore year) a student 
with a cumulative grade point average of 1.7 or below at the end of the third semester must 
immediately make an appointment in the office of the Dean of Students to assess clearly the 
steps necessary to achieve the average of 1.8 required for entry into the jimior class (fifth 
semester). 

C. For entrance to the junior class or the fifth semester, the student must have completed 15 courses 
(16 courses represent normal progress) and must have a cmnulative grade point average of at 
least 1 .80. In addition, the student must have completed six of the ten distribution requirements 
(described above under " Requirements for Graduation "), must have completed three of the 
four required credits in physical education including Davidson 101, and must have officially 
declared a major. 

D. For entrance to the senior class or the seventh semester, the student anticipating graduation in 
May must have completed 24 courses; the student may become a senior anticipating August 
graduation with 22 courses. 

Students who do not meet the appropriate minimum Standards of Progress are ineligible to 
return for the fall semester. Some course deficiencies existing at the end of an academic year (May) 
may be made up through a surrmier contract course with a Davidson faculty member or through 
approved transfer credit. (Note, however, that transfer credits do not affect the grade point 
average.) The Curriculum Requirements Committee specifies Standards of Progress for students 
whose records are irregular and who do not fit the requirements for one of the categories above. 

The Executive Committee of the Faculty may require a student whose academic work is 
unacceptable to withdraw from Davidson at any time. No student who has been required to 
withdraw is guaranteed readmission. A student wishing to return must apply to the Dean of 
Students for readmission. The Executive Committee of the Faculty states the minimum conditions 
under which the student may return. 

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 

Davidson seeks to lay intellectual foundations on which students build an understanding of 
the emerging world of the twenty-first century so that they may take their places as leaders in it. 
Davidson provides all students the experience of studying societies or cultures that differ from 
those of the United States or Europe. Required study in foreign language and in diverse cultural 
viewpoints is incorporated into the curriculum. For students wishing to pursue international 
studies beyond the general requirements, curricular and programmatic opportunities exist to 
allow for international emphasis. 

The college expects many facets of the Davidson experience— studying abroad, enjoying 
friendships with international students, hearing speakers of note, taking part in conferences on 
world affairs themes— to contribute to the process of producing graduates with a world vision. 
Some of the components of Davidson's international studies programs are described below. 

Dean Rusk International Studies Program 

Davidson strives for distinction among national liberal arts colleges in its emphasis 
on understanding the world at large and preparing students for the challenges of national 
and international leadership. Recognizing that international awareness is critical in today's 
interdependent world, the college inaugurated the Dean Rusk Program in 1985 to provide a 
cornerstone for efforts to enhance international offerings on campus and to "give each student. 



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first, an informed awareness of our whole planet, and second, a direct knowledge of at least one 
foreign area." The Program, named for Davidson's distinguished alumnus who was Secretary of 
State during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, serves as an organizing mechanism for 
expanding internationalism across the Davidson experience rather than as a separate department 
or major. 

The Dean Rusk Program fosters initiatives designed to ensure that Davidson students leave 
the college with a broad understanding of all dimensions of global affairs — political, cultural, 
social, economic, and historical. It sponsors visits by experts on international issues, hosts 
conferences and cultural events, and counsels students about international travel, internships, and 
careers. It encourages pursuit of an international curriculum through the college's concentration 
in International Studies, a major at the Center for Interdisciplinar)' Studies, area studies, or courses 
in various academic departments. The Rusk Program coordinates Davidson's chapter of the Phi 
Beta Delta Honor Society for international scholars. In support of international experience, the 
program provides grants for student and faculty research, study, or service abroad, including 
medical volunteer work in developing countries. The Dccin Rusk Program serves as a catalyst for 
dialogue on world issues in the greater Charlotte business, professional, cultural, and educational 
communities through programs it organizes in the Charlotte area and through a speakers program 
in local schools. It also promotes cultural interaction between American students and foreign 
nationals studying at the college. 

Student and Faculty Advisory Committees help ensure that the Dean Rusk International 
Studies Program is attuned to student interests and serves the college's educational objectives. 
Members of the Student Advisory Committee also organize a number of international activities 
on campus and in the community. In addition to its grant-making and campus programming 
activities, the Dean Rusk Program also includes the offices of the International Student Advis er 
and the Study Abroad Coordinator. 

The Dean Rusk Program is located in the heart of campus on the first floor of Duke Residence 
Hall. Reflecting its mission to build global bridges between students' lives inside and out of the 
classroom, the Dean Rusk Program is the only curricular or co-curricular program located in a 
residence hall. Its lounge, kitchen, and courtyard provide valuable programming resources to 
internationally-themed student organizations and residential communities. 

International Students 

Davidson College defines international students broadly to include dual citizens, Americans 
living abroad, foreign nationals, and permanent residents. This broad definition capitalizes on 
the diversity and wealth of experiences international students bring to campus. The International 
Student Office provides assistance on immigration and work permits, coordinates international 
student orientation, aids with student advocacy, and promotes interaction among foreign students, 
the college, and local coinmunities. Also available is guidance on cultural adjustments as well as 
academic, personal, and financial concerns. Services offered are as diverse as the students and are 
meant to encourage a meaningful educational experience while students achieve personal and 
academic goals. 

The Davidson International Association, composed of foreign and American students who are 
interested in international issues and programming, holds weekly meetings, organizes excursions 
in the surrounding area, and represents international interests on campus. 



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Study Abroad 

Davidson encourages students to study in other countries and offers the following specific 
opportunities: the junior year or semester in Tours, France; the junior year or semester in Berlin, 
Germany; a fall semester program in India; a fall semester program in Peru, and a spring semester 
Classics program. The cost of semester and year-long programs, including tuition, room, board, 
and some travel expenses, is approximately the same as for a similar period at Davidson. Students 
receiving financial aid may usually apply part or all of it to the cost of the year or semester study 
abroad program. The college also offers a summer archaeological dig in Cyprus and summer 
programs in England, Ghana, Kenya, Spain, and Zambia (see descriptions below). With approval in 
advance, students also participate in academic study abroad programs sponsored and administered 
by accredited American colleges or universities. There is a non-refundable administrative fee of 
$350 for students participating in a non-Davidson program for a semester or year. 

For its own programs abroad, the College must reserve the right to cancel or modify any 
program if there is insufficient enrollment or if there are circumstances beyond the College's 
reasonable control. 

DAVIDSON IN TOURS (FRANCE): Davidson students may study for an academic year as 
fully matriculated students at the Universite Frangois Rabelais or for a semester at the Institut de 
Touraine in Tours. 

With a population of 250,000, Tours is the cultural capital of the Loire Valley. Known 
for its historic towns. Renaissance chateaux, and striking natural beauty, the Val de Loire has 
been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city of Tours boasts a rich and varied 
architectural heritage with the old city — Le Vieux Tours — attracting students and visitors alike to 
its lively Place Plumereau. A network of regional trains connects Tours to Orleans, Chenonceaux, 
Amboise, and other nearby sites of interest. Paris and its attractions are fifty -five minutes away by 
high-speed train. 

The program begins in September for academic-year and fall-semester students with a four- 
week language course in Paris, after which students go to Tours, where they enroll in classes. The 
program ends around December 20th for fall-semester students. Spring-semester students are in 
France from January until April, including a two-week stay in Paris and elsewhere (examples: 
Morocco, Corsica). The academic year program ends around mid-June. Students typically earn 
four course credits for a semester and up to eight course credits for the academic year. A member 
of the Davidson faculty serves as resident director to assist with academic and personal matters 
and to teach one course per semester. All students live with families, where they have two meals a 
day. Applications from non-Davidson students are welcome. 

DAVIDSON/ DUKE IN BERLIN (GERMANY): Offered in conjunction with Duke University, 
the program allows students to study in Berlin in the fall or spring semester or for the full academic 
year. The fall program is based at Humboldt University; in the spring, students may attend courses 
at any of the three major universities in Berlin: the Humboldt University, the Free University, 
or the Technical University. A resident director assists with academic and personal matters and 
teaches one course per semester; the staff of Davidson's Department of German will work with 
students to structure the program that best meets their needs. 

The fall program begins in late August and runs through mid-December; the spring program 
begins in early February and ends in late July. For students on the full-year program, there is a 
six-week break between semesters. Students typically earn four course credits for a semester and 
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yielding two credits. 

For the fall program, which is language-intensive, students should have language proficiency 
comparable to one year of college study of German; for the spring program, proficiency comparable 
to two years of college study is expected. 

Semester Programs 

DAVIDSON IN INDIA: The South Asian Studies Program offers an opportunity to study and 
travel in India during the fall semester of even-numbered years. Following a one-week orientation 
session at Davidson, students travel to India with the Davidson faculty director. There they attend 
lectures on Indian history, culture, and society by Indian scholars and take a seminar taught by 
the director. After twelve weeks in Chennai, they travel together for two weeks visiting important 
historical, archaeological, and religious sites in other parts of India. Students may earn four 
course credits. The Semester-in-India program is intended for juniors and seniors; occasionally 
sophomores have been included. The program takes place in the fall of even-numbered years, next 
in 2010. Applications from non-Davidson students are welcome. 

DAVIDSON CLASSICS SEMESTER ABROAD: This four-course program studying the art, 
archaeology, history, and literature of classical antiquity is conducted on location in Greece, Italy 
and Turkey; at the discretion of the director, sites in other countries may be included as well. Open 
to aU sophomores, juniors, and seniors; Umited to sixteen participants. The program takes place in 
odd-numbered springs, next in 2011. 

DAVIDSON IN PERU: This program is offered in the fall of odd-numbered years. Students 
live with families in the city of Arequipa while taking two intensive Spanish language courses, 
a course taught by the resident director, and a course taught by a team of Peruvian professors. 
Group excursions are included. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible regardless of major. 
Spanish language background is recommended but not required. The program takes place in odd- 
numbered falls, next in 2009. Applications from non-Davidson students are welcome. 

Summer Programs 

DAVIDSON IN CYPRUS: In most summers, Davidson sponsors a multidisciplinary archaeological 
project on the island of Cyprus. The program includes hands-on training in the field (excavation 
and survey), lectures given by the project director and other visiting or resident specialists, visits 
to archaeological or historical sites and museums on weekends, and extensive interaction with the 
local residents of Athienou. The seven-week program is open to all classes and carries one course 
credit. Applications from non-Davidson students are welcome. 

DAVIDSON IN ENGLAND (THE CAMBRIDGE PROGRAM): A sb<-week summer program at 
Magdalene College of Cambridge University is jointly sponsored by the Departments of English 
and History for up to thirty students. British lecturers and tutors lead the course of study, which 
explores the history and literature of Britain from the late eighteenth through the early nineteenth 
century. The curriculum emphasizes topics that take advantage of the students' presence in Britain 
and ability to experience their subjects first-hand, encouraging them to visit the sites of poets' 
inspiration, novels' settings, and history's memorable events. 



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Participants in tlie program earn one course credit, awarded for either English 370 or History 390, 
which counts toward major requirements in either department. A Davidson English or History 
professor serves as resident director. Students majoring in all fields of study are encouraged to 
apply. Applications from non-Davidson students are welcome. 

DAVIDSON IN GHANA, WEST AFRICA: This five to six-week program is designed to immerse 
students in modem and traditional Ghanaian life. The program includes one course credit, a 
non-credit performing arts class, a service project, and excursions into other regions of Ghana. 
The classes are taught by University of Cape Coast professors and artists. The program is limited 
to fifteen participants and is offered as enrollment warrants. Applications from non-Davidson 
students are welcome. 

DAVIDSON IN KENYA: Each summer, a small group of Davidson students with an interest in 
medicine spends three or four weeks in Kenya, where they work in hospitals in the Nairobi area. 
In the spring semester before the summer experience, students enroll on the Davidson campus in 
Biology 368: The Study and Treatment of Human Disease: Western and Third World Perspectives. 
Each student studies two diseases and consults with an area physician concerning treatment. 

DAVIDSON IN SPAIN: Davidson offers a five-week summer program in Cadiz, Spain. After a 
week of group travel through Spain, students take two courses in Cadiz while living with host 
families. Specific course credits depend on the student's level of preparation. Applications from 
non-Davidson students are welcome. 

DAVIDSON IN ZAMBIA: This three-week summer experience offers students an opportunity to 
work and study at a mission hospital in Mwandi, Zambia. Mwandi is a community of about 6,000 
located on the northern fringes of the Kalahari Desert along the Zambezi River. It is approximately 
150 miles west of Livingstone, Zambia, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Students participating in 
this experience have the opportunity to work with Zambian doctors and health care staff in the 
Mwandi mission hospital and in bush clinics in surrounding communities. Students learn about 
diseases and other health concerns, (e.g., malnutrition) that are prevalent in third world Africa. 
Preparation for the summer experience begins during the spring semester at Davidson. Students 
enroll in a seminar course, which concentrates on the study of infectious diseases and treatments 
for those diseases. In addition, students learn about the culture and history of Zambia. Students 
design an individual project to be completed when in Mwandi. A final paper summarizing the 
project is required by the end of the summer. 

Students may also participate in the following programs with which Davidson College is affiliated: 

SWEDISH PROGRAM: Located in Stockhokn, where students take special program courses in 
Swedish language, economics, literature, history, and politics. Students live with families or in 
student apartments. Group excursions and activities are scheduled. 

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South Asian Studies Program 

The South Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that enables students to 
study India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan, which together constitute a 
region in which a fifth of the world's population is concentrated and which serves as the home of 
some of the world's oldest and richest cultural expressions. 

More than a dozen courses on the region are taught by faculty members representing the 
academic perspectives of art, history, religion, and sociology. Instruction is also available in Hindi 
through the Self-instructional Language Program. Davidson offers a Semester-in-India Program 
based in the Chennai region. In 1970, the college was accepted as a member institution in the 
Library of Congress Public Law 480 English Language Materials Program, which now brings to 
Davidson's library numerous books, monographs, and English-language periodicals published in 
India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. 

Self -Instructional Language Program 

Competence in a foreign language is essential to international mobility and understanding. 
While Davidson maintains strong programs in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and 
Chinese, it also offers a Self-Instructional Language Program (SIL) that enables qualified students 
to study less commonly taught languages for which classroom instruction is unavailable. Each 
offering is an intensive audio-lingual course utilizing appropriate texts and audio/ video materials, 
combined with three hours of small group work per week with a native speaker. The emphasis is on 
the spoken language with some work on basic reading and writing skills. A final oral examination, 
which forms the basis for the semester grade, is conducted by a specialist, usually invited from 
another institution. The languages offered depend on the current availability of native speaker 
conversation partners and appropriate materials. Self-Instructional Language Program courses 
do not satisfy the foreign language requirement or the cultural diversity requirement. Normally, 
participants must satisfy the foreign language requirement before enrolling in a SIL course. An 
additional fee is required. For more information, see the section about the program under Courses 
of Instruction. 

College Writing Program 

The College Writing Program supports students who produce academic writing at Davidson 
and the faculty who teach its practices throughout the curriculum. The Program sponsors writing 
in a variety of styles, genres, and disciplinary contexts across the college, which values writing as 
a core feature of undergraduates' intellectual lives. The Program's mission is to promote a robust 
rhetorical culture at Davidson by: 

A. Offering students practice in analysis, intellectual argument, and other forms of writing 
associated with civic and scholarly publics; 

B. Fostering effective and innovative methods for teaching writing in the liberal arts; 

C. Guiding students in research practices and writerly ethics, with an emphasis on making fair 
and effective use of the work of others; and 

D. Regularly assessing students' work as writers. 

The Program also supports the work of the Davidson Writing Center, which provides 
students free-of-charge consultations on any aspect of their written work —from planning to 
drafting to revising. The Program also offers workshops and symposia for faculty who currently 
teach writing courses or plan to teach them in the future. 



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PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS 

Many Davidson graduates continue their education at graduate or professional schools. The 
sound liberal arts education that Davidson offers serves as an excellent preparation for further 
study or for entering a career directly following graduation. 

Students who have definite plans for graduate or professional school are urged to become 
familiar with graduate school admission requirements and to consult with their advisers early 
about the best program to pursue. In general, graduate school standards are high. Applicants are 
expected to have done undergraduate work of good quality, to have a reading knowledge of at 
least one foreign language, and to make acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination. 

PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-DENTISTRY): In general, pre-medical and pre-dental students 
complete the same course of study. Medical schools in particular recommend that pre-medical 
students be as academically diverse as possible. With its strong tradition in the liberal arts, 
Davidson College supports this recommendation in three ways. First, all Davidson students 
are required to take classes in diverse academic disciplines. Second, pre-medical and pre-dental 
students may major in the department of their choice. Third, pre-medical and pre-dental students, 
whether they major in the sciences or in other areas, are encouraged to take a variety of courses 
outside their major. 



A. Required Courses, Tests and Recommendation 

1 Course work — Pre-medical and pre-dental students must take the following courses: 
Biology 111 and 112; Chemistry 115, 201, 202, and 215; Physics 120 and 220 or 130 and 
230. Some medical schools require Mathematics 130 and 135. Many medical schools 
have additional requirements, which are found in the Medical School Admission 
Requirements, a publication of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 
Requirements for dental schools are listed in Admission Requirements of U.S. and 
Canadian Dental Schools, a publication of the American Association of Dental 
Schools. 

2 Medical College Admission Test (MCAT ) — Medical schools require all candidates 
for admission to take the MCAT, an exam which is administered in the spring 
and summer of each year. This exam, which should not be attempted before all 
introductory science courses are completed, is typically taken in the spring of the 
junior year. If not satisfied with their results, students may retake the MCAT in the 
summer of the rising senior year without delaying application to medical school. 
Dental students take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) which is offered year round 
and is self-scheduled by the student. 

.3 Pre-medical Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation— The Committee, 
which is chaired by the Pre-medical Director, evaluates pre-medical and pre-dental 
students. It is highly recommended that all of these students take advantage of the 
PAC evaluation process. This evaluation ordinarily takes place in the junior year. 

B. Recommended Courses and Experiences 

1. Courses 

a Humanities and Social Sciences — Academic diversity can be achieved by 

selecting courses in the languages, fine arts, and social sciences, 
b Medical Humanities— Students must understand the major controversies 



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and dilemmas facing American medicine. Medical Humanities offers 
interdisciplinary courses in the theory and practice of medicine. 

c Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience — The courses in these 
disciplines help students build vocabulary and concepts which are important 
in medical and dental studies, particularly during the first year. 
2. Experiences 

a Hospital or Clinical Experience— Enjoying work in a medical setting is 
essential to a successful medical or dental career. Medical Humanities offers 
"Issues in Medicine" and "Health Care Ethics/' each for one course credit. 
Included in each course are internships at Charlotte area hospitals and clinics. 
Physicians in the Charlotte area also provide shadowing opportunities on a 
volmiteer basis. International opportunities are available through the Dean 
Rusk International Studies Program. 

b Service Experience— Service to humanity is one of the highest ideals of the 
medical profession. Students should participate in service organizations 
including the Pre-medical Society of Davidson College. The Pre-medical 
honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), recognizes excellent pre-medical 
and pre-dental students. 

c Study Abroad — Foreign travel adds immeasurably to a student's education. 
Students who plan to study abroad must plan early in their Davidson studies 
in order to complete all requirements on time. 

d Research— The advancement of medicine and dentistry depends on an 
understanding of basic research. Many research opportunities are available 
in the science departments at Davidson and elsewhere. 
C. Services to Pre-medical Students 

1 Pre-medical Director— The Pre-medical director is the adjunct adviser for all pre- 
medical and pre-dental students and assists in all matters related to admission to 
professional school. 

2 Pre-medical Society and AED— These organizations provide opportunities for 
leadership, citizenship and education through a variety of programs including a 
speaker series, community service opportunities, social activities, and the AED's 
MCAT Forum and practice interviews. 

PRE-LAW SOCIETY: The Pre-Law Society works closely with the Careers Office to provide 
guidance to students interested in pursuing legal careers. Membership in the Pre-Law Society 
offers students the following: information on legal careers and the law school admission process; 
LSAT prep courses; sample LSAT tests; the opportunity to interview with law school admission 
representatives; access to the Davidson Alumni Attorney Network; the chance to make contacts 
in the Charlotte legal community; exposure to legal issues through speakers, panel discussions, 
and other programs on campus; and feedback on drafts of personal statements. Society materials 
include Davidson pre-law handouts, guides to law schools, law school catalogs, books on legal 
issues, and preparation manuals for the LSAT. 

TEACHER EDUCATION: In its mission to prepare successful facilitators of learning, the 
Department of Education embraces the primary purpose of Davidson College, which is "to assist 
students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for leadership and 
service." Further, the Department of Education exults in the choice of the college "to emphasize the 
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and teaching is unfeigned and profound." The endorsement that quality teaching is the foundation 
of a strong liberal arts institution informs the threefold mission of the Department of Education: 
(1) to provide a course of study leading to a Licensure Concentration in Education, resulting in 
the attainment of a North Carolina teaching license; (2) to provide a course of study leading to 
an Interdisciplinary Concentration in the study of Education as a liberal art; and (3) to provide 
courses that meet the distribution requirements in the Social Sciences. 

TEACHER LICENSURE: Through a series of articulation agreements with Duke University, 
Queens University of Charlotte, and the North Carolina Department of Instruction, Davidson 
College provides a course of study leading to North Carolina initial licensure/ certification at 
the secondary level in the fields of English, French (K-12), Latin, Mathematics, Spanish (K-12), 
Science (which includes majors in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), and Social Studies (which 
includes majors in Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, 
and Religion). All course work is completed at Davidson. Through reciprocity agreements. North 
Carolina licenses are accepted in forty-two additional states. For more detailed information, 
interested students should contact the chair of the Department of Education during the first or 
second year. The Teacher Education Program Handbook is available on the Education Department 
web site ( www.davidson.edu ) and provides all details related to licensing procedures. 

ENGINEERING DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM: Believing that the liberal arts college has 
a contribution to make toward the education of engineers in a society faced with increasingly 
complex technological and human problems, Davidson has cooperative dual degree engineering 
programs with Columbia University in New York and Washington University in St. Louis. The 
student attends Davidson for three or four years and, if accepted, attends the engineering school for 
the last two years. Students are guaranteed admission to these two affiliated engineering schools 
if they complete the science and math prerequisites and achieve, for admission to Columbia, a 3.0 
GPA, or, for admission to Washington University at St. Louis, a 3.25 GPA. 

A student electing the 4/ 2 path in this program completes a normal Davidson degree program. 
The required science and math courses can be taken as electives or can be part of a Davidson major 
course of study. Students electing the 3/2 path attend Davidson for three years and attend the 
engineering school for the last two years. Davidson academic departments, in consultation with the 
engineering adviser, will count some engineering courses toward senior-year departmental course 
requirements. Upon successful completion of the prescribed courses in the dual degree program, 
the student receives bachelor's degrees from both Davidson and the engineering school. 

To receive a Davidson degree under the cooperative dual degree plan a student must: : 

1. complete at Davidson all distribution requirements with at least a "C" average; 

2. choose a Davidson major and complete a course of study for that major; 

3. complete Davidson graduation requirements in foreign language, composition, cultural 
diversity, and physical education; and 

4. graduate from one of the cooperating schools in an approved engineering curriculum. 
Other 4/2 engineering options exist, which include applying to any engineering school for an 

M.S. or Ph.D. program or an M.B.A. program. Admission to these programs is not guaranteed. 

Since many of the required preparatory courses for the 3/2 path must be taken in proper 
sequence, it is wise, and for some schools and/ or curricula essential, for a prospective 3/2 student 
to begin the program during the first semester at Davidson. For further information and assistance, 
contact the faculty 3/2 engineering adviser. Dr. Wolfgang Christian. 



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ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) 

The Army ROTC program at Davidson is designed to enhance a student's college education 
by providing unique training and practical experience in leadership and management qualities 
that are essential to success in any career. Upon graduation from Davidson, students who have 
successfully completed ROTC training are awarded a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. 
Army, Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve. To prepare students to become coinmissioned 
officers, the ROTC program combines college courses in military studies with summer training. 
The military studies ciu"riculum consists of a two-year Basic Course and a two-year Advanced 
Course . 

The Basic Course is taken during the first and second years and covers management 
principles, national defense, military history, leadership development, military courtesy, customs 
and traditions of the military, and physical training. No military commitment is incurred for 
participation in the Basic Course. Some or all of the Basic Course requirements may be waived by 
the Professor of Military Studies for those who have completed Junior ROTC programs or have 
previous military experience. For more information see the Military Studies section under Courses 
of Instruction. 

The Advanced Course is limited to students who have completed (or have received credit for) 
the Basic Course and have demonstrated the leadership and scholastic potential to become officers. 
The course provides instruction in advanced leadership development, military history, training 
management, organization and management techniques, tactics, logistics, and the military justice 
system. Advanced Course students attend the six-week ROTC Leadership Development and 
Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer between their jimior 
and senior year. Students receive travel expenses, room and board, medical and dental care, and a 
salary while attending the LDAC. 

The ROTC program offers Davidson students the opportunity to participate in numerous 
challenging and rewarding extracurricular activities such as adventure training, social events, and 
community service activities. Both men and women may enroll in ROTC and apply for Army 
ROTC Scholarships. High school seniors applying to Davidson College may compete for four-year 
merit scholarships. Davidson College students may apply for two- and three-year scholarships. 
Army scholarships provide up to fuU tuition, an allowance for books, and a personal expense 
stipend. 

A Davidson student may also participate in other military programs. See "Outside Resources" 
in the section on Admission and Financial Aid. 

SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS 

THE CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 
offers students the opportunity to design their own interdisciplinary majors or develop 
interdisciplinary independent study courses with members of the Davidson faculty. More 
information is found under the section "Courses of Instruction." 

CHARLOTTE AREA EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM (CAEC): The Charlotte Area Educational 
Consortium is composed of more than 20 colleges and imiversities in the greater Charlotte area. 
Through the CAEC students taking a full course load at Davidson may, during the regular 
academic year, take an additional course (one not normally offered at Davidson) at no extra cost 
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to the institutiori at which they are cross-enrolling. Additional information is available in the 
Registrar's Office. 

CONTRACT COURSES: Students may arrange with individual professors to initiate and take 
independent study courses on a contract basis during the summer. Tuition for contract courses 
is announced annually. Contracts are available in the Registrar's Office. A completed and filed 
contract constitutes registration. 

DAVIDSON-BROUGHTON HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM: During the summer, 
Davidson offers a one-course program in Clinical Psychology at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, 
NC Students receive credit for Practicum in Psychology (Psychology 290). The program includes 
supervised work in the service units of the hospital. 

DAVIDSON-HOWARD UNIVERSITY PROGRAM: Davidson and Howard University in 
Washington, DC, have a cooperative arrangement that allows Davidson students to study for a 
year at Howard. Additional information is available in the Dean of Students Office. 

DAVIDSON-MOREHOUSE COLLEGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM: This program provides an 
opportunity for students to matiiculate at an institution which is culturally and racially different 
from their home institution. The exchange of students is on a one-to-one basis for a semester or a 
year. Additional information is available in the Dean of Students Office. 

DAVIDSON IN WASHINGTON PROGRAM: The Political Science Departinent sponsors 
the Davidson in Washington program, an eight-week summer session of work and study in 
Washington, DC. Students serve as interns in Congressional offices, government agencies, or 
interest group offices and take part in a symposium conducted by a Davidson faculty member in 
residence. They earn two course credits. The program is open to a limited number of rising jimiors 
and seniors. Participants must have a 2.5 grade point average. 

INDEPENDENT STUDY: Independent studies and tutorials allow students to work on topics of 
special interest and to design a personal course of study with the approval of a faculty member 
who supervises the student and determines the means of evaluation. 

MEDICAL INTERNSHIPS: Davidson College has a cooperative arrangement with the Carolinas 
Medical Center that provides students interested in medicine or medical research with internship 
and independent study opportunities in a clinical hospital environment. These experiences are 
normally arranged through the Pre-medical Studies or Medical Humanities Programs. 

SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES: Davidson College is affiliated with the School for Field 
Studies, enabling students to participate in a semester-long or month-long program studying 
environmental issues. Students must apply for acceptance to the School for Field Studies. The 
semester and summer programs concentrate on international environmental issues at one of five 
SFS research centers: British West Indies; Baja, Mexico; Costa Rica; Austialia; or Kenya. Accepted 
students register for Biology 381, 382, 383, and 384 for semester programs and for Biology 385 (for 
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STUDENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: Advanced students may apply for summer research 
opportunities with faculty who receive externally fvmded or Davidson College faculty study 
and research grants. Some research projects result in collaborative papers that are presented 
at professional conferences. Students may receive a stipend as a research assistant and are also 
eligible to apply for a limited number of summer supplemental housing grants which help defray 
the expense of remaining on campus for eight to ten weeks. The Abemethy Endowment, the Dean 
Rusk International Studies Program, the Summer Research Program, and the Kemp Scholars 
Program also provide students with funding for study and research projects during the summer 
or the academic year.' Application guidelines and due dates for each program are announced 
annually. 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT 

THE LIBRARY 

Davidson College librarians partner with faculty to educate students in information literacy, 
defined by the American Library Association as "a set of abilities requiring individuals to 'recognize 
when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed 
informahon.'" Librarians teach students in a Davidson 101 module, sessions in W courses and in 
100-400 level courses, and one-on-one through research consultations. 

Ln addition to teaching, librarians assist faculty in building the librar}''s collection of books, 
journals, electronic resources, and federal government documents. This outstanding collection 
currently stands at over 700,000 print volumes, 46,000 print and electronic journals, over 40,000 e- 
books, and hundreds of databases, each carefully evaluated and selected to support the Davidson 
curriculum and faculty and student research. Over 200 endowed materials funds augment the 
college budget and are used for the purchase of library materials. In addition, the library is a 
selective federal government depository; since the mid-nineteenth century, it has received over 
a quarter of a million U.S. public documents, a rich collection of primary so;irces serving both 
the Davidson community and the general public. An ever-expanding array of online resources, 
including not only government documents but also subscription databases and scholarly materials, 
is accessible through the library's web site; the librarians also provide faculty and students with 
web-based guides to and tools for using these and other specialized materials. Most electronic 
resources are available off-campus as well as on campus through the library's proxy server. Should 
students and faculty need materials that aren't available at Davidson, the library also has a fast and 
efficient interlibrar)' loan service and can easily obtain books, articles, and other items from other 
libraries. 

The E.H. Little Library, the main librarv, houses most of the research collections, study 
spaces, and computing facilities. It also serves as the primary service point for students needing 
research assistance. The Library offers a 24-hour study room, which is card-accessible when the 
library is closed, as well as several assistive technology workstations for students with learning, 
visual, or physical disabilities. Several other facilities within the Library are worth noting: the 
College Archives, which preserves and makes available to researchers institutional records and 
manuscript collections related to the College and the town of Davidson; the Davidsoniana Room, 
which houses books by and about Davidson alumni and faculty members; and the Rare Book 
Room, which contains incunabula, examples of fine printing, the Cumming Map Collection, and 
rare materials like the first edition of the world's first great encyclopedia, Diderot's Ena/dopedie, on 
Dictiommire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une societe de gens de lettres (1751-1765). 



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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 

Computing is an important activity at Davidson. Computing tools are used extensively in 
all disciplines of the academic program. A growing number of courses require that students use 
computers to create web pages, submit assignments, and prepare presentations. Many more 
encourage such use and provide opportunities for student involvement in computing. 

Computing and networks for instruction, research and administration are supported 
by Information Technology Services (ITS). Separate servers are used for administiation and 
instiuction in order that optimal services can be given to each without compromise by the other. 
The ITS staff includes specialists in programming, personal computing, instiuctional technology, 
system management, data communication, and telecommunications. Training and support for 
students, faculty, and staff using personal computers and other college technology resources are 
important activities of the department. 

All computing services for students are free. Every residence hall room includes ethemet 
jacks for connecting students' personal computers to the campus network. Every student has 
an electronic mail account. Public-access personal computers are available in several academic 
buildings including the library. The Student Computing Center houses the largest personal 
computer lab, which is open more than 100 hours per week. Student assistants are on duty to 
answer questions, assist new users, and assure proper operation of printers and other equipment. 
A help desk is also available to troubleshoot student, faculty, and staff computer problems and 
questions. Faculty members and departments often arrange for special tiaining programs tailored 
for a particular course or application. Individual office consultations are available to assist faculty 
and staff with software applications. 

A campus-wide high speed data network connects all buildings and residence halls. The 
campus is connected to the Internet. Faculty from a variety of departments schedule their classes 
and laboratory sections in classrooms equipped with Macintosh or Windows personal computers, 
each connected to the campus network. In addition, there are more than 1000 Windows and Apple 
Macintosh computers on the campus. 

EDUCOM CODE: The statement below, known as the EDUCOM Code, is the policy of 
Davidson College. Members of the college community abide by its provisions. 

Respect for intellectual labor and creativiti/ is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. Tins principle 
applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to 
acknowledgement, right to privacy, and right to determine the form, maimer, and terms of publication 
and distribution. Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the 
work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of 
authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret 
and copyright violations, may he grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community. 

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE 

CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS PROGRAM (located in Martin Chemical 
Laboratory Rooms GIO and 328): Carefully selected senior and junior chemistry majors and minors 
hold dedicated evening question and answer sessions to assist students enrolled in Chemistry 
110, 115, 201, 202, and 215. The Program is funded by the Chemistry Department throughout the 
academic year and provides free assistance for all students. 



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MATH CENTER: Peer tutors are available evenings during the academic year on a drop-in basis 
to assist students enrolled in Calculus I and II with concepts, applications, and use of the graphing 
calculator. The Mathematics Department coordinates the Center and supervises the peer tutors. 
This assistance is free for all students. The student's professor will provide further information. 

SPEAKING CENTER (located in Chambers North Wing lower-level): Peer tutors are available 
to assist any student with both general and discipline-specific problems for such curricular and 
co-curricular presentations as speeches, group projects, and interviews. Assistance is available for 
dealing with such areas as speech anxiety, topic selection, research stiategies, organization, and 
effective delivery. Resources include a media-equipped classroom for presentations, private rooms 
for tutorials, and digital video recorders to record presentations for analysis. Students may purchase 
DVD-Rs at the College Bookstore if they wish to retain a copy of their presentation. The Director of 
the Speaking Center, a professor of Communication Studies, teaches courses in principles of oral 
communication and communication studies and provides training and supervision for the peer 
tutors. Tutorials are free for all students. 

TUTORING PROGRAM: The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates a tutoring program 
for students desiring academic assistance. Specially tiained students who are well-versed in the 
subject matter are available to tutor in most subject areas. Students pay their tutors directly. Grant 
subsidies are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. 

WRITING CENTER (located in Chambers North Wing lower-level): Peer tutors are available to 
assist any student with both general and discipline-specific writing problems at any stage in the 
writing process. The Director of the Writing Center, a member of the English Department, teaches 
writing courses and provides training and supervision for the peer tutors. Tutorials are free for all 
students. 

LABORATORIES AND STUDIOS 

KATHERINE AND TOM BELK VISUAL ARTS CENTER: This 43,000 square foot building, 
designed by the architect Graham Gund, houses classroom facilities for painting, drawing, 
printmaking, and sculpture. Art history is taught in the Semans Lecture Hall, equipped with video 
and sound technology, and in a seminar room, which doubles as a study room for art history slides 
and images. The Visual Arts Center contains two public galleries as well as studios and offices 
for faculty, the gallery director, slide collection and curator, and staff. Declared majors with an 
emphasis in studio art may apply for one of the eight individual student studios in the building. 

CHARLES A. DANA SCIENCE BUILDING: The Dana Science Building contains classrooms and 
laboratories for instruction and research on three floors. Two floors house the Physics Department, 
where there are special facilities for student-faculty research in the areas of atomic and molecular 
physics, condensed matter physics, laser spectioscopy, theoretical physics, and computational 
physics. Student laboratories are used for the study of introductory physics, electronics, optics, 
and advanced physics. All labs contain networked computers. Major instrumentation includes a 
diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser coupled to a Ti-sapphire ring cavity, two pulsed Nd:YAG dye laser 
systems, a carbon dioxide laser system, a L3-m scanning monochromator, a Fourier tiansform 
infrared spectiometer, a differential scanning calorimeter, wavemeters and spectrum analyzers, 
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trap, and a 2-Tesla electromagnet. This equipment is used to study alkali atoms, negative ions, 
celluar and molecular biophysics, semiconductors, and doped insulators. Dana also houses the 
Physics Computation Center, which contains high-end workstations for science computation. The 
second floor of the Dana Science Building houses the cell and molecular facilities for the Biology 
department. There are two teaching laboratories where biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, 
microbiology, immunology, and developmental biology are taught. Student-faculty research 
facilities include research laboratories in genetics, genomics and proteomics, developmental 
neuroscience, and immunology. Specialized equipment rooms support student-faculty research 
and house major instrumentation including a DNA sequencing setup, DNA and RNA hybridization 
systems, PCR equipment, 96-well microplate reader, tissue culture facilities, a confocal microscope, 
inverted microscopes, epifluorescence microscopes, and image analysis work stations. 

MARTIN CHEMICAL LABORATORY: The building houses a lechire hall, a seminar room, 
a computer lab, five instructional laboratories, seven laboratories devoted to student-faculty 
research, and several instrument rooms. A chemistry library — which features 4,700 books and 75 
journal subscriptions, as well as online access to all American Chemical Society Journals — is also 
in this building. Major instrumentation includes a 400 MHz Fourier transform nuclear magnetic 
resonance spectrometer; a Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer; and instruments 
for atomic absorption, ultraviolet-visible, circular dichroism, and fluorescence spectroscopy. 
Separation systems — such as an ion chromatograph, high performance liquid chromatograph, 
gas chromatographs, and a GC-mass spectrometry system — are also available. Other equipment 
includes electrochemical and electro analytical instruments, a laboratory microwave system, a 
pulsed dye laser, a polarized light microscope, a cold room for biochemical studies, and an aerosol 
flow cell-FTIR to study atmospheric heterogeneous chemical reactions. In addition, the building 
features a computational cluster for molecular mechanics, protein structure determination, and 
quantum mechanical calculations. 

WATSON LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING: The Watson Life Sciences Building houses laboratories 
for instruction and research in biology and psychology. Special facilities are available for 
student-faculty research in the areas of animal behavior, behavioral neuroscience, cell biology, 
child development, clinical psychology, conservation biology, ecology, entomology, industrial- 
organizational psychology, microbiology, physiology, population biology, psychopharmacology, 
attention and perception, social psychology, socioecology, and virology. Major instrumentation 
includes computer stations in teaching laboratories, water puritication systems, incubators and 
growth chambers, standing and countertop centrifuges, phase contrast microscopes, an autoclave, 
a -70° freezer, ecological sampling equipment, global positioning system, computer-based 
physiology equipment, operant chambers, a computer-controlled radial maze, and equipment 
to measure motor behavior, locomotor activity, and the conditioned rewarding effects of drugs. 
Watson also houses the animal care facilities. 

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA SERVICES: Located in the south wing, lower 
level of the Chambers Building, the Office of Instructional Technology & Media Services includes 
the Language Resource Center (LRC), the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), and the 
Connolly Media Lab. The office supports college needs related to classroom technology, portable 
media equipment, television and satellite downloads, digital media services, short term loaner 
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The Language Resource Center primarily serves Davidson's foreign language and Classics 
community and contains a laboratory classroom equipped with 22 multimedia workstations and 
projection equipment. All workstations provide fast internet access, learning materials related 
to foreign languages and cultures, and multimedia software and equipment. In addition to 
hosting language classes, the LRC is available to all classes by reservation and offers students the 
opportunity to hear, read, write, and produce foreign language and other class materials on their 
own time. 

The Center for Instructional Technology is a curricular development center for all Davidson 
faculty containing multimedia software and equipment for both Macintosh and Windows 
workstations. The Instructional Technology Group (ITG) is composed of staff with expertise 
to assist faculty as they apply technology to teaching and learning. All members of the ITG are 
available to faculty for training, consultation, and assistance in preparing materials for classroom 
use. 

The Connolly Media Lab is a digital video editing lab for campus video projects. Access, 
training, and support for non-linear video and audio editing in the lab are available to faculty, 
students, and staff by request. 

MUSIC FACILITIES: The Music Department occupies the Sloan Music Center. The departmental 
and faculty offices, two classrooms, and the Music Library are on the main level. The wing devoted 
to the Music Library preserves and maintains collections of music scores, reference books, videos, 
DVDs and CDs, and has four listening stations, four computer-based multi-media stations, and a 
small group listening/ viewing room. 

The Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall on the upper level seats 150 and provides an intimate 
performance space for student recitals, lectures, and master classes. Available on the stage are a 
Kingston Harpsichord and two concert grand pianos: a New York Steinway "D" and a Hamburg 
Steinway "D." A spacious instrumental hall and a large choral room equipped with a Steinway 
"D" offer students excellent ensemble rehearsal spaces. 

The lower level houses piano, voice, and string studios and includes instructional spaces for 
string, wind, and brass teachers. A state of the art electronic music studio, a recording studio, and 
a keyboard laboratory are located here. There are six spacious practice rooms, fully soundproofed 
and equipped with pianos and stands, as well as multi-functional classroom/ small ensemble 
rehearsal space. The student lounge with vending areas, lounge chairs, and study tables sits in the 
center of this level. 

Other venues for the Music Department's concerts are the Duke Family Performance Hall 
with a drop-in acoustical shell and a Steinway "D" concert grand piano, and the sanctuary of the 
Davidson College Presbyterian Church, which is the site of many choral concerts and the annual 
Christmas Vespers Service. 

THEATRE FACILITIES: Mainstage theatre productions take place in The Duke Family Performance 
Hall. The Hall is a state of the art theatre with a seating capacity of 625 and a 48 line fly system. The 
second stage series is housed in the newly renovated flexible space. The Rupert T. Barber Theatre, 
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GENERAL INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS 

Admission and Withdrawal 

The Admission and Financial Aid Committee is responsible for setting the criteria for 
admitting students to Davidson College. All withdrawals, volimtary or involimtary, are processed 
through the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Course Enrollments 

The Schedule of Courses for each semester lists the course offerings planned at the time of the 
publication of the schedule. The document is not a contract; the college reserves the right to alter 
course offerings if enrollments or resources require. Further, the college cannot guarantee that a 
student will be able to enroll in any particular course. Enrollments are guided by stated course 
ceilings, stated prerequisites, space requirements, a random number registiation priority system, 
and academic quality determinations. 

Schedule Adjustment Period 

At the beginning of each academic year, the Registrar distributes procedures for Schedule 
Adjustment which may include a pre-semester period and periods during the first week of each 
semester to drop and add and periods during the second week of each semester to drop and to add 
with written approval of the professor of any course to be added. A late fee is charged for courses 
added or dropped after the first week of the semester. After that time, a student who drops a course 
without special permission from the Dean of Students (for medical or psychological reasons) or the 
Dean of the Faculty (for specific educational reasons) receives an "F" in the course. 

Course Loads 

The normal academic load is four or five credit courses per semester. Students who have 
extra credits may elect a three-course load in any one semester of the senior year or the spring 
semester of the junior year. During the regular academic year, there is no reduction in tuition for a 
reduced course load, nor is there an additional fee for an overload. (Each Davidson course credit 
is equivalent to four semester hours.) 

Class Attendance 

Regular class attendance is the student's obligation, and the student is responsible for all 
the work of all class meetings. A student who is absent from more than one-fourth of the course 
meetings scheduled by the instructor shall be assigned a grade of "F" unless the insfructor specifies 
a different policy at the beginning of the course. Students should note that each professor has the 
discretion to establish the attendance policy in each class. 

The Committee on Educational Policy reviews schedules for athletic and other college- 
sponsored extracurricular activities to insure minimal necessary class absences and to require 
early notification to students and professors of schedule demands that conflict with class times. 



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Grading System 

Each instructor reports grades at the end of each semester. The grading system is: 



A 


4.0 grade points 


A- 


3.7 grade points 


B+ 


3.3 grade points 


B 


3.0 grade points 


B- 


27 grade points 


C+ 


2.3 grade points 


c 


2.0 grade points 


-C- 


1.7 grade points 


D+ 


1.3 grade points 


D 


1.0 grade point 


F 


0.0 grade points 



There is no percentage-based institutional numerical standard or equivalent for the grades issued 
by individual faculty members. 

Special grades are issued as follows: 

I Incomplete; student has not completed final work. 

P/Fl Pass or Fail for course taken on a Pass/ Fail basis; to earn a Pass, the student 
must perform at the level of "C-" or above. See the Academic Regulations for 
additional P/F information. 
LA Laboratory — ungraded, no separate credit is awarded for a laboratory. 
WA Authorized Withdrawal; recommended by the Dean of Students or the Dean 

of the Faculty. 
UG Ungraded credit; credit transferred from another institution or Davidson 

Study Abroad credit. 
NG No grade received from the professor. 
Transfer Credit 

The Registrar evaluates all transfer credit. The host college must be accredited for a "liberal 
arts and general" program or analogously accredited in countries outside the United States. The 
course must be consistent with the academic objectives of Davidson College. In order to receive 
credit, the student must earn the grade of "C-" or higher. 

Transfer credit assigned at Davidson is on an ungraded basis (UG) and is not used in 
computing the grade point average. Transfer credit is limited to 16 courses (or no more than one- 
half of the courses for graduation) and no more than one-half of the courses used to satisfy major 
requirements. Individual departments may employ additional restrictions. Other guidelines for 
transfer credit may apply: further details may be foimd on the "Authorization to Transfer Credit" 
form in the Registrar's Office. 

A student who has previously obtained a Bachelor's degree from Davidson or from another 
institution may not receive a second degree from Davidson using credit from the previous 
degree. 

Self-Scheduled Exams 

The ultimate expression of Davidson's Honor Code is the self-scheduling of semester 
examinations for most classes. The academic calendar provides eleven or twelve three-hour 
examination periods at the end of each semester during which students may take examinations on 
a self-scheduled basis. The Honor Council, the Student Government Association, and the Office of 
the Registrar administer self-scheduled exams. 



COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 

ANTHROPOLOGY 

Professors: Fairley, Ringle (Chair) 
Associate Professors: Cho, Lozada 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Samson 

Distribution Requirements: Any course in anthropology numbered 371 or under may be 
counted toward fulfillment of the distribution requirements for social sciences, with the exception 
of lOlW. However, first-year students are encouraged to take 100- and 200-level courses rather 
than more advanced courses. 

Cultural Diversiti/ Requirement: Anthropology 205, 220, 222, 232, 251, 253, 257, 261, 265, 267, 
340, 341, 350, 354, and 356 are options for fulfilling the cultural diversity requirement. 

Major Requirements: Ten courses, including: 

1. Introductory Cultural Anthropology (101), 

2. one approved course in biocultural anthropology (e.g., 102, 271, 272, 275, 335, 340, 375), 

3. one approved course in archaeology (e.g., 108, 207, 208, 251), 

4. Theory in Anthropology (370), 

5. a methods course (371, 375, 377), 

6. Senior Colloquium in Anthropology (490), 

7. four additional courses (at least two numbered 300 or above). 

Normally, seven of the ten major courses should be taken in residence at the college. A 
maximum of three 100-level courses and two independent studies may count toward fulfillment 
of major requirements. A current list of departmental offerings satisfying the biocultural and 
archaeological requirements will be posted on the departniental web page. Courses taken at 
another institution may be applied to major requirements with prior written permission. College 
policy is that Pass/ Fail courses taken at Davidson may not be applied toward the major without 
departmental approval. Note that 498 and 499 are in addition to major requirements for honors 
candidates. 

Minor Requirements: Six courses, at least four of which must be taken in residence at Davidson 
College, including Anthropology 101 or 102 or 108; 370; and four other courses in anthropology, 
including one numbered 200 or above and one numbered 300 or above. Normally, courses taken 
on a Pass/ Fail basis at Davidson may not be counted toward the minor. 

Honors Requirements: A major desiring to become a candidate for honors in anthropology 
must apply in writing to the department at the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year. 
Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.2 and a GPA of 3.5 in all course work taken in the major 
at the time of application. To receive honors, a student must, in addition to maintaining this level 
of performance, complete ANT 498 during the fall semester and receive a grade of at least A- on 
the honors thesis (ANT 499), as well as a departmental recommendation. Further conditions are 
posted on the departmental Web page. 



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Anthropology Courses: Anthropology is usually characterized as having four subfields: 
cultural/ social anthropology, archaeology, physical/ biocultural anthropology, and linguistics. 
(We provide courses only in the first three of these.) As these subfields are quite distinct in their 
subject matter and methods, each requires its own introduction. Our 100-level courses (101, 102, 
and 108) provide general overviews of each of the first three subfields. Because some majors may 
prefer to take more advanced courses, the required major course in each subfield is not restricted 
to the 100-level, with the exception of 101. 

Intermediate courses comprise the 200-level series, more specific than the introductory 
courses but shll accessible to those with no previous background in anthropology. Area overviews 
fall within this category (China, Africa, Mesoamerica). Class size is usually 30 and either lecture- 
based or a mixture of lecture and discussion. 

Seminars comprise the 300-level series. These courses are more focused in their subject 
matter and emphasize theoretical perspectives. Small class size is inteded to foster discussion. 
Research projects are longer and more ambitious, emphasizing independent research. Our theory 
and methods courses fall in this grouping. Courses over 371 do not satisfy the social science 
requirement. 

101 INTRODUCTORY CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Staff 
Cross-cultural study of the nature of systems of knowledge and belief, social and political institutions, 
economic behavior, and human ecological adaptation. Anthropological approaches to tiaditional tribal 
and peasant societies as well as complex contemporary societies. (Fall and Spring) 

lOlW FIRST- YEAR SEMINAR: SPORTS, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY Lozada 

Survey of the social and cultural impact of sports throughout the world. Topics include the impact of sports 
on globalization, the commodtfication of culture, childhood socialization, gender ideologies, national and 
ethnic identity, and popular culture. Satisfies the distribution requirement in composition. Open only to 
first-year students. (Not offered 2009-2010.) 

102 HUMANKIND EVOLVING Cho 
Intioduction to humanity's biological heritage. Topics include intioductory evolutionary theory, 
population genetics, primate biology and behavior, and the primate fossU record. Principal emphasis upon 
fossil evidence for human evolution, with particular focus on biological adaptations and the emergence 
of culture. (Fall) 

108 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY Ringle 

Intioduction to how archaeologists reconstruct the past. Methods of dating, artifact analysis, excavation, 
and interpretation, using examples drawn from prehistory. Contributions of archaeology to anthropology, 
as well as the use of other disciplines by archaeologists. (Fall; offered in alternating years.) 

205 ETHNIC RELATIONS Fairley 

Comparative and historical study of social processes related to ethnic differences in modem complex 
societies. Readings in theoretical and descriptive literature, focusing on issues of unequal distribution of 
power and privilege, racism, and ethnic prejudice. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. (Fall; offered in 
alternating years.) 






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207 FORAGERS, FARMERS, AND CHIEFS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD Ringle 
The development of human society from the late Ice Age through complex agricultural commimities. Topics 
include hunting and gathering, post-glacial adaptation, world colonization, causes and consequences of 
agriculture, and the rise of social inequality. Examples include the Near East, Europe, North America, and 
Polynesia. (Spring; offered in alternating years.) 

208 EARLY CmES AND STATES Ringle 
Archaeology of prehistoric and early historic complex societies. Early chiefdoms and states of South 
America, Egypt, and Asia. Anthropological theories of state formation, including the roles of ecology, 
ideology, technology, warfare, and economic organization. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating 
years.) 

222 AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS Fairley 

African civilizations and their influence on the histories of Europe and the Americas. Two major regional 
civilizations will be examined, including the impact of European colonization in the 19th century. Satisfies 
the cultural diversity requirement. (Spring; offered in alternating years.) 

232 CONTEMPORARY GHANALA.N SOCIETY AND CULTURE Fairley 

Examination of the Ghanaian family, gender roles, religious beliefs, social stratification, political economy, 
and inter-ethnic relations. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the legacy of colonialism and 
efforts to develop a national culture. Satisfies the cultural diversity reqinrement. (Not offered 2009-10; offered in 
alternating years as part of the Davidson in Ghana summer program.) 

251 MESOAMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS Ringle 

Origins and development of the major civilizations of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize from the earliest 
times to the Spanish conquest. Emphasis upon the Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Examination of 
social and political organization, economic systems, ecological adaptations, major artistic achievements, 
and writing systems. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating 
years.) 

253 LATE^ AMERICAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE TODAY Samson 

Overview of Latin American culture from an anthropological perspective. An ethnographic focus 
demonstiates linkages between life in local communities and forces of cultural, social, and political change 
at the level of the nation-state. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Fall) 

257 THE AFRICAN CONTINUUM Fairley 

African cultural influences on the formation of the cultures of the United States, the Caribbean, and Cential 
and South America. Emphasis on the dynamic nature of African culture in the Americas as shaped by 
historical and social forces. Prerequisite: ANT 101. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009- 
2010; offered in alternating years.) 

261 SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND SOCIETY Lozada 

Inquiry into the production and cultural meanings of scientific knowledge and technological change. 
Comparison of the function and rhetoric of scientific "truths" to other modes of truth-production, such as 
religion, and consideration of the cultural production of the language of science. Topics include the conflict 
and dialogue between science and religion, rationality, ethics and the practice of science, environmental 
issues, and social change. Satisfies the cultiiral diversity requirement. (Spring; offered in alternating years.) 



66 — Anthropology 



263 SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Lozada and Riemer 

This course examines issues in social activism from both a theoretical and ethnographic perspective. How 
do social activists think about and make social change happen? By examining theories and issues in social 
justice, from macro-level issues in the international arena to local mobilization for community issues, 
this course will tntioduce students to social movement and civil society theory. This course wUl study 
social movements, community activism, and the cultural practices of community groups. Satisfies a major 
requirement in Anthropology and distribution requirement in tlie social sciences. 

265 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY AND CULTURE Lozada 

Examines Chinese society from the bottom up, with an emphasis on the sfructure of everyday life. The 
periods under examination include pre-revolutionary China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), socialist 
China, and post-socialist China. Topics include marriage and reproductive stiategies, lineage organization, 
inheritance patterns, gender roles, and religion and life cycle rituals. Satisfies the culhiral diiwsih/ requirement. 
(Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

167 FOOD AND CULTURE Lozada 

This course infroduces how food practices shape societies and cultures throughout the world. Food ways 
will be examined from an anthropological perspective for their social and cultural implications; this is not a 
survey of nutritional or dietetic sciences. Topics to be covered include: the use of food in social contexts, the 
symbolism of food, and the political economy of food. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 
2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

271 HUMAN ECOLOGY Cho 

Human biological variation among and within living populations. Evolutionary, genetic, ecological, 
demographic, and especially cultural factors that contribute to biological variation are explored. Topics 
include biological adaptations to hot/ cold cliniates, high altitudes, and lactose intolerance, among others. 

(Spring; offered in alternating years.) 

Ill FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY Cho 

The application of the techniques used in biological anthropology to the law. Various topics and 
methodologies related to the identification of human skeletal remains, including the excavation of human 
remains, estimation of age-at-death, trauma and analysis, cause and manner of death, and mass disasters, 
are infroduced. (Spring; offered in altewating years.) 

275 MONKEYS, APES, HUMANS Cho 

Examination of the anatomy and social behavior of living primates. To better understand the human 
species, we will examine topics such as infanticide, mating systems, intelligence, locomotion, concealed 
ovulation, menopause, and extensive culture. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

310 POLITICS, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE . Lozada or Samson 

Examines authority, organization, and power using the comparative perspective. Topics include the 
acquisition and legitimization of authority, comparative political systems, local level poUtics, the connections 
between local and wider political systems, cultural and symbolic aspects of power and legitimacy, and 
social movements in a variety of cultural contexts. (Spring; offered in alternating years.) 



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325 ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMY, & CULTURE Samson 

Cultural perspectives on human-environment relations and linkages between the environment and the 
global economy. Special emphasis on the integration of current knowledge in ecological anthropology, 
economic production, and the impact of human activity on the environment. Environmental justice issues 
and proposals for sustainable development are included. (Spring; offered in alternating years.) 

335 BIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACE - Cho 

Examines the concept of race from a biocultural perspective, deconstructing race by exploring evidence 
from population genetics and human origins. Contemporary racial issues such as classification of racial/ 
ethnic groups, intelligence, and achievement are explored. (Spring; offered in alternating years.) 

340 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Cho 
Cross-cultural study of belief systems concerning health and illness, practices of diagnosis and treatment, 
and roles of patients and practitioners. Western biomedicine and non-Western health care systems are 
examined. The interaction of ecological and cultural factors that influence disease manifestations, and the 
bio-cultural context of sickness and therapy are explored. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Fall) 

341 GLOBALIZATION Lozada, Fairley 
Explores globalization and the social and cultural processes tiansforming local life throughout the world. 
Introduction to the impact of global capitalism, tiansnational culture and political flows, and the role of 
global non-government organizations in different regions. Topics include global capitalism, state power 
and sovereignty, diaspora ethnicity and migration, and the localization of transnational culture. Satisfies the 
cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

343 GENDER, POWER, AND CULTURE . Lozada 

Explores how gender ideologies shape the exercise of power upon men and women in different 
societies and cultures. Topics include the construction of masculinity and femininity, commodification 
and consumption of gender, social position, agency, and the political economy of gender. Emphasis on 
developing an understanding of different theoretical perspectives in the cross-cultural study of gender. 
(Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

350 ART, SOCIETY AND CULTURE Fairley 

Cross-cultural study of the visual and performing art tiaditions of selected non-western societies. In 
addition to examining the major theoretical approaches to the study of art, the course will explore non- 
western aesthetic systems, relationships between art and social structure, gender and artistic production, 
and art as mediator between the sacred and the secular. Prerequisite: ANT 101 or 222. Satisfies the cultural 
diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

354 ART AND WRITING OF THE ANCIENT MAYA Ringle 

The sculpture and painting of the ancient Maya, including an intioduction to hieroglyphic decipherments 
concerning Maya dynastic history, warfare, and political organization. Other topics include Maya myth, 
ritual, and astronomical knowledge. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Spring; offered in alternating 
years.) 



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356 ART, MYTH, AND HISTORY OF ANCIENT CENTRAL MEXICO Ringle 

Study of Aztec and Mixtec religion, ritual, and philosophy as exemplified in works of art, architecture, civic 
planning, cosmology, literary works, and painted books (codices). Case studies include the Aztec Great 
Temple, the Codex Borgia, and the Codex Mendoza, as well as the art of the ancestral city of Teotihuacan. 

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

360 ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT AND 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Samson 

Issues of development and sustainability from the standpoint of environmental anthropology and 
anthropological approaches to development theory. Considers the human face of development, including 
local and global scales of analysis, environmental justice, and discourses of community sustainability. 
Satisfies a major requirement in anthropology. Distribution requiremmt in tlie social sciences. Environmental 
Studies concentration credit. 

370 THEORY IN ANTHROPOLOGY Staff 
Theoretical and interpretive perspectives in modem cultural anthropology. Issues include functionahsm, 
historical analysis, cultural evolution, ecology, cultural materialism, structuralism, and symbolic analysis. 
Writings of major thinkers, including Radcliffe-Brown, Harris, Levi-Strauss, Douglas, Geertz, Turner, 
GodeUer, and Sahlins. Prerequisite: ANT 101 or permission oftJie instructor. (Fall) 

371 ETHNOGRAPHIC WRTUNG AND RESEARCH Staff 
Approaches to ethnographic and ethnohistorical research and analysis in cultural anthropology. 
Examination of selected studies that demonstrate a variety of approaches to the study of single cultures and 
to cross-cultural comparisons. Students design and complete research projects. With advance departmental 
approval, an off-campus ethnographic field school course may be substituted for credit toward the major. 
Prerequisite: Anthropology 101 or permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

372 VISUALIZING ANTHROPOLOGY Lozada or Fairley 
This seminar introduces students to the theories and methods necessary for making ethnographic films. 
Students will conduct fieldwork and make a documentary film on a particular aspect of social and cultural 
behavior. Emphasis is placed on developing the critical skills needed for resolving some of the ethical, 
technical, and aesthetic problems that may emerge during the docxmientation of social and cultural 
behavior. (Fall; offered in alternating years.) 

375 HUMAN OSTEOLOGY Cho 

Identification of bones in the human skeleton and basic skeletal biology. Osteological methods and 
analyses applicable to bioarchaelogy and forensic anthropology are introduced. Does not satisfy social 
science distribution requirement. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

377 IMAGING THE EARTH Ringle 

The use of geographical information systems (GIS) to analyze, model, and present spatial relationships in 
the biological and social sciences. Course is computer-based and emphasizes individual research projects. 
Does not satisfy social science distribution requirement. (Not offered 2009-2010; offered in alternating years.) 

380-385 SEMINARS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Staff 

One-time seminars in selected topics in anthropology. Topics announced in advance. Not open to first-year 
students. 



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395-396 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN ANTHROPOLCX3Y Staff 

Independent research under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic(s) of 
the research and determines the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Two courses in anthropology. Limited to 
sophomores or juniors. Permission oftJw instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

490 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM IN ANTHROPOLOGY Staff 

Advanced seminar required of all senior majors, exploring in depth an anthropological issue of critical 
importance. Students choose a topic related to this issue and prepare seminar presentations and a major 
research paper. Prerequisite: Limited to senior majors and minors. (Fall) 

495-496 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN ANTHROPOLOGY Staff 

Independent research under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic(s) of 
the research and determines the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Two courses in anthropology. Limited to 
seniors. Permission oftlie instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

499 HONORS THESIS Staff 

Research and writing of the honor thesis. Concludes with a departmental oral examination. Open to 
qualifying senior majors. Required for honors but does not count as a course toward the anthropology 
major. Prerequisite: Departmental permission required. (Spring) 



ARABIC 

Assistant Professor: Joubin 

Arabic Courses: 

Arabic 100-level courses are elementary language courses that introduce students to the basic sound, 
writing, and case systems of Arabic. Students also learn to read, write, and converse on a number of 
basic themes related to their families and lives at college. Arabic 120 satisfies the Cultural Diversity 
requirement. 

Arabic 200-level courses are intermediate courses that lead students to more advanced proficiency 
in reading, writing, and oral skills. Students acquire the grammar necessary for reading authentic 
Arabic texts and for writing essays. They learn to read, write and converse on a broad range of 
themes. Arabic 201 completes the language requirement and is prerequisite for Arabic 202. 200-level 
courses taught in translation require no knowledge of Arabic, nor do they presuppose familiarity 
with the methods of literary and cultural criticism. 

Arabic 300-level courses are advanced-intermediate level language courses. Students register for 
independent studies in Arabic (395/396) after completing ARB 202. 



101 ELEMENTARY ARABIC I Joubin 

Intioductory course in Modem Standard Arabic (MSA). Developing basic proficiency in the skills of 
listening, speaking, reading and writing by mastering the Arabic alphabet, some of the main grammatical 
aspects of MSA and a range of basic vocabulary. Introducing basic cultural and social aspects of Arab 
societies. Requires participation in driU sessions. (Fall) 



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102 ELEMENTARY ARABIC H Joubin 

Continuing development of basic proficiency in the four skills by introducing more grammatical aspects 
of MSA and around 180 new vocabularies. Requires participation in drill sessions. Prerequisite: ARB 101 at 
Davidson or passing placement exam. (Spring) 

120 INTRODUCTION TO ARABIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN TRANSLATION: 
CONTEMPORARY ARABIC NOVEL CONTINUITY AND CHANGE Staff 

Selected topics of Arabic literature in translation, mainly the novel: a historical and political overview of 
the rise of the Arabic novel. Highlighting some cultural aspects of Arab societies, women in contemporary 
Arabic literature in the works of Najib Mahfuz, 'Ala Aswani, and Nawal El Saadawi. Satisfies the cultural 
diversity requirement. _ _ . . , 

201 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I Staff 
Continuing work in development of basic skills of Arabic, with an emphasis on speaking, writing and 
reading literary texts and newspapers. Requires participation in drill sessions. Prerequisite: ARB 101 &ARB 
102 at Davidson or passing placement exam. (Fall) 

202 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II Staff 
Further improvement of intermediate-level reading, writing and oral skills. Requires participation in drill 
sessions. Prerequisite: ARB 201 at Davidson or passing placement exam. (Spring) 



ART 

Professors: Jackson, Ligo, Savage (Chair), Serebrennikov, S. Smith 

Assistant Professor: ToUey 

Visiting Assistant Professor: Musco 

Affiliated Professors: Krentz (Classics), Thomas (History), Toumazou (Classics) 

Distribution Requirements: Any course numbered below 320 will satisfy the distribution 
requirement iii fine arts. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: ART 102, 228, 236, and 332 are options for fulfilling the cultural 
diversity requirement. 

Major Requirements: A major is offered in art with emphasis in studio or art history. In either 
case, the requirement is eleven courses to be divided as follows: 

Emphasis in Studio: Two courses in art history, one of which must be ART 100, and nine studio 
courses, including ART 397 in the junior year and ART 401 in the senior year. 

Emphasis in Art Histon/: Two courses in studio below the 300-level, and nine art history 
courses, including 100, 400, and 402. 

Honors Requirements: Students having a 3.2 overall average and at least a 3.5 average in the 
major may apply to the faculty for participation in the honors program. 



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Honors in Studio: The exhibition requirement under ART 401 will be completed in the fall 
semester of the senior year. In the spring semester the student will present a second exhibition of 
new work based on a consistent series and must score a grade of A on the oral examination. All 
work for honors in studio will be in addition to both the major requirements and the requirements 
for graduation from Davidson College. 

Honors in Art History: Candidates for honors must have a 3.2 overall GPA by the end of the 
junior year and a 3.5 GPA in art by the time of graduation. For requirements, see Art 496. If, 
in the opinion of the faculty the thesis does not warrant "Honors," a grade other than "A" will 
be assigned for ART 496. Further details can be found on the department's web pages at www. 
davidson.edu/art. 

The department maintains web pages that introduce the art department and provide links to 
other sites of interest to the student of art. 

Art Courses: 

Art History: 100-level courses are intended for students with no background in art history. 
These are survey courses designed to introduce a large body of work. 200-level courses are 
designed for both the major and the non-major. 300-level courses technically do not have any 
prerequisites, but students are warned at the onset that these are advanced courses. Seminars 
(not limited to majors) and independent studies are also in this category. 400-level courses are 
limited to majors in their senior year. 

Studio: ART 101 is our Basic Studio course which is limited to freshmen and sophomores. 
Students who think they want to become studio majors typically do not take this course. 
200-level courses fall in the "Basic" category, and are divided by medium. There are no 
prerequisites. 300-level courses are the "Advanced" category, again divided by medium. To 
enroll in one of these courses the student must have taken the basic course in that medium 
at Davidson. To enroll in an independent study, the student must have taken both the basic 
and advanced course in the medium of choice. 400-level courses are the required Senior 
Exhibition and Examination. 

ART HISTORY 

100 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART Staff 

History of art from prehistory to the present examined in relation to the cultural background in which it 
was shaped. 

102 SURVEY OF ASIAN ART Thomas 

Introduction to major monuments of Indian, Chinese, and lapanese architecture, sculpture, and painting. 

Satisfies the cultural diversity recjuiremmt. (Fall) 

124 AMERICAN ART Smith 

American art from the early colonial period to the present. Emphasis on Copley, West, Cole, Eakins, 
Homer, Bellows, Wood, Hopper, and Pollock. (Fall) 

200 GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE (= CLA 341) Toumazou 

(Cross-listed as Classics 341.) Minoan-Mycenaean art and architecture of the Aegean Bronze Age; later 



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Greek art and architecture from the Geometric to the Hellenistic Period. (Fall) 

202 ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE (= CLA 342) Toumazou 

(Cross-listed as Classics 342.) Art and architecture of the Roman Republic and Empire, including influences 
of earUer Etruscan and Hellenistic Greek art upon the Romans. (Spring) 

206 FROM CATACOMBS TO CATHEDRALS Serebrennikov 

A survey of Christian art in the Middle Ages including art and architecture from the Early Christian 
catacombs in Rome to the earliest illustrated Bibles, Byzantine mosaics, and the Gothic cathedrals in 
France. (Fall) 

208 RENAISSANCE ART IN NORTHERN EUROPE Serebrennikov 

Painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from Northern Europe, primarily the Low Countries and Germany, 
from 1400 to 1550. Major artists, development of oil painting, evolution of devotional imagery, emergence 
of secular art, effect of widely dispersed graphic images on the culture of this period, and outcome of the 
Protestant Reformation on the art of this region. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

210 RENAISSANCE ART IN ITALY Serebrennikov 

Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from 1300 to approximately 1570. Works by artists such 
as Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and the writers who were their contemporaries: 
Alberti and Vasari. (Spring) 

212 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ART feARCHTTECTURE Serebrennikov 

Painting, sculpture, architecture in Catholic-Reformation Italy and the Golden Age of Protestant HoUand. 
Artists including Caravaggio, Rubens, and Rembrandt, as well as issues such as how the differing demands 
of a Catholic culture and a Protestant economy affected the art of the period. (Spring) 

214 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ART Smith 

Eroticism and revolution in painting and sculpture from Tiepolo to David. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

216 NINETEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING Ligo 

Developments in the history of painting between 1790-1890, from the emergence of neo-classicism to 
the variety of responses to the movement which came to be called Impressionism. Emphasis on French 
painting and parallel developments taking place in England, Germany, and Spain. (Spring) 

218 MODERN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE Ligo 

Developments in painting and sculpture that occurred between 1890-1955, from the reaction against 
Impressionism through Abstract Expressionism. Developments in western Europe during this period 
and parallel developments occurring in Russia and the United States. Participation in a study tour of the 
appropriate modem art museums in Washington, D.C., and New York during the semester break is an 
integral part of the course and is strongly recommended. (Fall) 

220 MODERN ARCHTTECTURE Ligo 

Developments in architecture that occurred between 1850 and the present. Impact of the industrial 
revolution upon the development of architectural form. Recent architectural developments with emphasis 
on the works of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Participants solve an assigned design problem and 
present it to the class for critique. (Fall) 



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222 PAINTED WOMEN, WOMEN PAINTING Serebrennikov 

As a survey of gender in art, this course's first half examines how women have been represented in Western 
art and what that implies about the balance of power between the genders over the centuries. The second 
half of the course deals with the gradual growth of art made by women, the issues addressed by that art, 
and its reception in American culture of the past century. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

226 SURVEY OF WESTERN ARCHirECTURE Ligo 

Major developments in western architecture that occurred from Stonehenge to the present. (Spring) 

228 ISLAMIC ART Thomas 

Architectural and painting traditions under the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphs and in Moorish Spain, 
Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India. Satisfies Bie cultural diversity requiranent. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

230 EARTH ART- FROM LASCAUX TO LUTYENS Ugo 

The world history of garden design as a manifestation of humanity's ever-changing relationship with 
the natural world. Important gardens and their creators will be studied in Ught of the theology, politics, 
architecture, painting, theatre and stage design, poetry, and philosophy that shaped them. (Spring) 

232 CLASSICS ABROAD: GREEK AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE Staff 

Survey of major and minor forms of classical art and architecture. Includes the arts of Byzantium and 
examples of Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture derived from the classical traditioa (Not offered 2009-10.) 

236 JAPANESE ART Thomas 

Survey of Japanese art from the Neolithic period to Meiji Restoration. Significant works of art will be 
studied from their aesthetic and cultural perspectives. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Spring) 

304 THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL Ugo 

Developments in architecture in western Europe between 1000-1500, from the emergence of the Romanesque 
to the demise of the Gothic. Political, socio-economic, theological context from which these architectural 
styles emerged. Development in sculpture and stained glass during this period. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

318 CONTEMPORARY ART . Smith 

Major developments in 20th-century painting and sculpture from the beginnings of Pop Art (c. 1955) to 
the present. (Fall) 

320-370 SEMINARS Staff 

Courses numbered with even numbers from 320 through 370 are art history seminars limited to ten 
upperclass students with preference given to art majors. They are offered on an irregular basis in areas of 
special interest to the faculty, including such topics as history of photography, modem and contemporary 
critical theory, and individual artists. 

322 SEMINAR: CLASSICAL GREEK SCULPTURE (= CLA 444) Toumazou 

(Cross-listed as Classics 444.) (Further information from Professor Toumazou.) 

332 SEMINAR ON INDL\N ART HISTORY Thomas 

The seminar begins with the art nurtured by the Tamil dynasties, continues with the art of the Buddhist 
cave temples, and concludes with an in-depth study of Mughal art. Offered as part of the Semester-in-India 
Program. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 



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390, 392, 394 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

For the student who wishes to pursue some special interest in art history under the supervision of a faculty 
member who reviews and approves the student's work on a regularly scheduled basis. The project must 
be initiated by a qualified student and approved in advance with a substantial paper as the end result. 

Normally limited to majors. 

400 PERSPECTIVES IN ART HISTORY Serebrennikov 

Required during the fall semester for all senior art majors with an emphasis in art history. Noimally limited 
to majors. (Fall) 

402 CAPSTONE SEMINAR "^ ' '- -~- Staff 

Topics in art history. Required during the spring semester of all senior art majors with an emphasis in art 
history. May include a study tour of appropriate sites. Nonnally limited to majors. (Spring) 

496 SENIOR ART HISTORY HONORS THESIS Staff 

Students submit a written proposal for a topic in the spring of their junior year. If the topic is accepted, the 
student enrolls in Art 496 during the fall semester of the senior year. A draft of the thesis is submitted by 
the end of the semester, whereupon an "Incomplete" is assigned. The final draft is defended during the 
spring semester in a one-hour oral examination. Prerequisite: Permission of the instntdor/adviser. 

STUDIO 

201 BASIC DRAWING Staff 

Introduction to the structure and articulation of natural and non-objective forms through the use of line 
and tone; analysis of composition. Explores a \'ariety of media. (Fall and Spring) 

203 BASIC PAINTING Jackson 

Exploration of oU and acrylic. Emphasis on obtaining a basic understanding of pictorial organization and 
critical dialogue. (Fall and Spring) 

205 BASIC PRINTMAKING - ETCHING Staff 

Introduction to history and technique of intaglio: etching, dry point, soft ground and aquatint. (Fall) 

207 BASIC PRINTMAKING - LITHOGRAPHY Staff 

Introduction to history and techniques of lithography. Art of the hand-puUed lithograph explored through 
stone and plate techniques. (Fall) 

209 BASIC SCULPTURE Savage 

Three-dimensional concepts using a variety of media. Emphasis on material and special relationships, 
technical processes and critical dialogue. (Fall) 

301 ADVANCED DRAWING ' Savage 

Advanced analysis of composition and visual concepts through a variety of drawing media with special 
projects in media chosen by the student. Prerequisite: ART 201 . (Spring) 

303 ADVANCED PAINTING Jackson 

Attention to the individual's personal response to visual elements. Development of a particular medium 
chosen by the student; special challenges. Prerequisite: ART 203. (Spring) 



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305 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING Staff 

Advanced printmaking challenges including multi-color prints and combination of media. Development 
of a particular medium chosen by the student. Prerequisite: ART 205 or 207. (Spring) 

309 ADVANCED SCULPTURE Savage 

Sculptural concepts with attention to complex processes such as large-scale fabrication and bronze casting. 
Individual development of particular media chosen by the student. Prerequisite: ART 209. (Spring) 

321-371 SEMINARS Staff 

Courses numbered with odd numbers from 321 through 371 are studio art seminars limited to ten 
upperclass students with preference given to art majors. They are offered on an irregular basis in areas of 
special interest to the faculty. 

391, 393, 395 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

For the student who wishes to pursue some special interest in studio art under the direction and supervision 
of a faculty member who evaluates the student's work. Evaluation will be based upon the quality of work 
produced weekly by the student. The project must be initiated by a qualified student and approved in 
advance. Normally limited to majors. 

397 JUNIOR ADVANCED STUDY Jackson 

Exploration of a specific medium during the junior year, determined upon consultation with the advisor, 
leading to the senior exhibition and a preliminary oral exam on the material required for Art 401. Limited 
to majors. (Spring) 

401 SENIOR EXHIBITION AND EXAMINATION Staff 

Comprehensive oral examination based on a list of 19th- and 20th<entury artists together with an exhibition 
of the student's work. Limited to majors. (Spring) 



BIOLOGY 

Professors: M. Campbell, Case (On leave), Peroni, Putnam, Stanback 

Associate Professors: Bernd, Dorcas (On leave), Hales, Hay, Lom (Chair), Paradise, 

Wessner 
Assistant Professors: Barsoum, Sarafova 
Lecturer: McNally 
Affiliated Faculty: Ramirez (Psychology), Heyer (Mathematics) 

Distribution Requirements: Any 100-level biology course may be counted toward the fulfillment 
of the area requirement in Natural Science and Mathematics. The department recommends Biology 
111 and 112 for students who are in pre-medical studies or plan to major in biology. Biology 104, 
111, and 112 fulfill the distribution requirement for a laboratory science. Biology lOOW and 103 are 
taught without a laboratory component. Biology 104 credit is granted to students who score 4 or 
5 on the AP exam, or 6 or 7 on the IB exam. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: Students who participate in the School for Field Studies in a 
non-western country receive Cultural Diversity credit for Biology 384. Cultural diversity credit is 
also given for the summer programs in Kenya and Zambia (Biology 368 or 369). 



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Major Recjuirements: The biology major requires eleven courses: Biology 111 and 112; eight 
biology courses numbered 300 or above; and Chemistry 115. Of the eight biology courses numbered 
300 or above, at least one course must be taken from each of the following groups: Group A (301, 
302, 303, 306, 307, and 308); Group B (305, 311, 312, 316, 317, and 331); and Group C (321, 322, 
323, and 341). Seven of the courses required for the major must be Davidson courses taught by 
Davidson College faculty. 

Chemistry 201/202; Mathematics 130/135, 130/110, or 130M/137; and Physics 120/220 or 
130/230 are strongly recommended. Premedical students should consult with the Premedical 
Director when choosing their basic science classes. 

Honors Requirements: The departmental honors program is designed to promote individual 
excellence through directed independent study and research. Twelve lecture and research courses 
are required, including Biology 111, 112, 371, 372, and Chemistry 115. Students should plan their 
programs with their faculty advisors such that the combination of courses and research meets, 
in general, the balance of courses specified for the major. A proposal should be submitted for 
departmental action in the spring semester of the candidate's junior year. Research results must be 
presented in writing and orally to the department in the spring semester of the candidate's senior 
year. The recommendation of the department regarding honors or high honors will be based upon 
quality of the course work and the research and its presentation. A detailed description of the 
honors program in biology can be found in the biology department handbook. 

School for Field Studies: Davidson College is affiliated with the School for Field Studies, enabling 
students to participate in a semester-long or month-long program studying environmental issues. 
Students must apply for acceptance to the School for Field Studies. Permission of instructor is 
required. See http://www.bio.davidson.edu/programs/sfs/sfshome.htm 

The semester and summer programs concentrate on international environmental issues at 
one of five SFS centers: Turks and Caicos Islands; Costa Rica; Australia; Baja California, Mexico, or 
Kenya. Semester program students receive major credit for Biology 381, 382, and 383, and course 
credit for Biology 384. Summer program students receive course credit for Biology 385. 

Biology Courses: Biology 100-level courses are open to all students and may fulfill the area 
requirement in the Natural Science and Mathematics. Biology 111 and 112 are the prerequisite 
courses for most 300-level courses in the biology major. The 300-level biology courses give students 
access to a broad range of biological knowledge and technical skills. Stressing problem-solving 
and critical thinking, these courses are appropriate for any student who has completed Biology 
111 or 112 and they are not limited to biology majors. Topical, discussion-based courses (360s) and 
research courses (350s and 370s) are typically limited to juniors and seniors, but are not limited to 
biology majors. Biology 401 is a capstone course open only to senior biology majors. 



lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRTTING SEMINAR Staff 

A writing intensive study of selected topics in biology. Satisfies the distribution requirement in composition. 
Open only to first-year students. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

103 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY I McNally, Hay 

Introduction to the science of biology designed to meet science requirements of non-science majors. Course 
content and emphasis wiU vary with instructor. No laboratory. Not open to students who luive credit for Biology 
111 or 112, except hy permission of the chair. (Fall and Spring) 



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104 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY II McNally, Hay 

Introduction to the science of biology designed to meet science requirements of non-science majors. Course 
content and emphasis will vary with instructor. One laboratory meeting per week. Not open to students who 
have credit for Biology 111 or 112 except by permission of the chair. (Fall and Spring) 

111 MOLECULES, GENES, AND CELLS Staff 
Introduction to the unifying principles of biology at the levels of organization from molecules through 
cells. The main topics are biochemistry and bioenergetics, cell structure and physiology, and Mendelian 
and molecular genetics. A laboratory, emphasizing planning, performing, and presenting experiments, 
meets once each week. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

112 ORGANISMS, EVOLUTION, AND ECOSYSTEMS ^ Staff 
Introduction to organismal and superorganismal biology. Topics include evolution, ecology, and animal 
anatomy and physiology. Laboratory sessions meet once a week and are comprised of investigative 
exercises and some animal dissections. Not open to seniors except by permission oftlte instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

301 GENETICS . Hales, Sarafova 
Examination of classical and molecular genetics, including the physical nature of genetic material, 
transmission of genetic information, patterns of inheritance, linkage and gene mapping, recombinant 
DNA technology, gene regulation, and the history of genetics. Attention is paid to issues such as gene 
therapy, human cloning, and genetically modified crops. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112. Cliemistry 115, 
160, or 201 recommended. One laboratory meeting per week. Not open to first-year students. Satisfies Group A. (Fall 
and Spring) 

302 MICROBIOLOGY Wessner 
An introduction to the diverse world of microorganisms. Topics include the structure, metabolism, 
identification, and genetics of prokaryotes and viruses. Special emphasis is placed on interactions between 
microbes and humans, both in terms of pathogenesis and biotechnology. Laboratory focuses on isolating, 
identifying, and characterizing bacteria and viruses, using a series of classical and molecular techniques. 
Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A. (Spring) 

303 BIOCHEMISTRY Hay 
Introduction to the principles of biochemistry. Emphasis is placed on enzymology, structure of biomolecules, 
and cellular metabolism. Laboratory emphasis is on enzyme purification and characterization. Prerequisite: 
Biology 111, 112, and Chemistry 201. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A. (Fall) 

304 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Campbell 
Molecular (recombinant DNA) methods applied to a variety of biological questions. Emphasizes 
experimental methods and design, with particular attention to genomic organisms. Uses primary 
literature. Extensive participation in class discussions. Web assignments describe the structure/ function 
relationships of a protein, its evolution, and the protein's 3D shape. Prerequisite: Biology HI and 112, and one 
ofthefollmving: Cliemistry 201, Biology 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 309. (Spring) 

305 MICROANATOMY OF THE VERTEBRATES (HISTOLOGY) Putnam 
Microanatomy of the cell with particular reference to those organelles which are altered in the process of 
development of the four major tissues of the body (epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous tissues). 
Prerequisite: Biology HI and 112, or permission of the instructor. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group 
B. (Spring) 



78 — Biology 



306 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY Lorn 
Investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development covering topics such 
as fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, axis specification, and organogenesis via analysis of classical and 
modem experiments. Laboratory emphasizes direct experimental manipulations of early embryos including 
student-designed research projects. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 111. Biology 301 or 308 recommended. One 
laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

307 IMMUNOLOGY ' Sarafova 
Introduction to the immune system with an emphasis on mammalian models. Course focuses on the 
cellular and molecular levels of the immune system in health and disease. Topics include recognition of 
antigens, development of lymphocyte repertoires, and adaptive immime responses. Prerequisite: Biology 
111, 112, and one of the following: Biology 301, 302, 304, 306, 308, 309, or permission of instructor. One laboratory 
meeting per week. Satisfies Group A. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

308 CELL BIOLOGY Bemd 
Examination of the multitude of coordinated interactions that must occur between sub-cellular 
compartments in order for a cell to be able to function and to adequately respond to its local environment. 
Laboratory focuses on analysis of signaling and response mechanisms used by eukaryotic cells and 
includes student-designed research projects. Prerequisite: Biology HI and 112. Biolog}/ 301 recommended. One 
laboratonj meeting per week. Satisfies Group A. (Fall) 

309 GENOMICS, PROTEOMICS, AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY CampbeU 
Students will utilize print and online resources to understand how genome-scale information (e.g., DNA 
sequences, genome variations, microarrays, proteomics, and clinical studies) can provide a systems 
biology perspective. Students will use computers, databases, and bioinformatics tools to analyze data and 
post their analyses online. Prerequisite: Biologif 111, 112, and one of the following 301, 302, 304, 306, 308 or 310. 
One laboraton/ meeting per week. Satisfies Group A if taken with lab. (Fall) 

310 BIOINFORMATICS (= CSC 310) Heyer 
(Cross-listed as CSC 310, Bioinformatics) A survey of computational techniques used to extract meaning 
from biological data. Algorithms and statistical procedures for analyzing genomic and proteomic data 
will be discussed in class and applied in the computer lab using Perl. Interdisciplinary teams will explore 
a particular topic in depth. Prerequisite: Mathematics 210, Computer Science 121, Physics 200, Biology 309, or 
permission oftlie instructor. (Spring) 

311 COMPARATIVE ANATOMY Putnam 
Major organ systems of the vertebrate body are examined in light of major evolutionary changes from 
primitive Pisces to the more advanced Amphibia, Reptilia, and Mammalia. Laboratory involves dissection 
of the shark and the cat. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112 or permission of the instructor. One laboratory meeting 
per week. Satisfies Group B. (Fall) 

312 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY Dorcas 
Introduction to the physical and chemical principles governing the lives of animals with an emphasis 
on understanding the physiological problems animals face, how those problems vary in relation to 
animals' environments, and the processes by which animals solve their problems. Topics include thermal 
biology, water regulation, gas exchange, transport, and energetics. The laboratory focuses on independent 
investigation. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112. One laboraton/ meeting per week. Satisfies Group B. (Not offered 
2009-10.) 



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315 EWERTEBRATE BIOLOGY - HIGHER GROUPS Paradise 
Functional morphology, ecology, evolution, and systematics of the metazoa from the Annelida through 
the invertebrate Chordata. Major emphasis in the laboratory work involves field trips and the making of 
a collection of the local insects. Prerequisite: Biologi/ 111 and 112, or permission of the instructor. One lahoratorxj 
meeting per week. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

316 BOTANY Hay 
Intioduction to the fundamentals of plant biology. Topics include: anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, 
and diversity of plants. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group B. 
(Spring) 

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317 ENTOMOLOGY Paradise 

Biology of insects and related arthropods, structured around application and investigation of issues such 
as medical entomology, evolutionary history, biodiversity and systematics of insects, forensic entomology, 
conservation, and ecology. Major emphasis in the laboratory involves field tiips, the making of a collection 
of local insects, stieam macroinvertebrate ecology, and applied forensic entomology. Prerequisite: Biology 
111 and 112, or pennission of instructor. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group B. (Fall) 

321 ECOLOGY Peroni 
The study of interactions between organisms and their environment, at the level of populations, 
communities, and ecosystems. Course includes investigative held labs and some weekend field tiips. 

Prerequisite: Biologi/ 111 andll2, or pennission of the instructor. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group 
C. (Pall) 

322 VERTEBRATE FIELD ZOOLOGY Stanback 
Natural history of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds) emphasizing phylogeny, 
adaptations, ecology, and behavior. One weekend field trip is required. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112, or 
permission of the instructor. One laboratory meeting per week (usually field trip). Satisfies Group C. (Spring) 

323 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (= PSY 323) Case 
(Cross-listed as Psychology 323). An evolutionary approach to the study of animal behavior, concentrating 
on the adaptive nature of social systems. Laboratories include research projects on the behavior of animals 
in captivity and in the natural environment. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and 112, or Psychology 101, or pennission 
of the instructor. Satisfies Group C. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

331 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (= PSY 303) Ramirez 
(Cross-listed as Psychology 303). Role of the nervous system; sensory and motor mechanism; physiological 
bases of motivation and emotion; sleep and arousal; and physiological bases of learning, memory, and 
language. Extensive laboratory tiaining. Work with animals is required. Psychologif 101 or Biology 111 or 
Prerequisite: Biology 112 and permission oftlie instructor required. Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for 
majors. (Fall) 

332 FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY (= PSY 324) Ramirez 
(Cross-listed as Psychology 324). Intensive readings in molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, 
neurophysiology, and/ or behavior. Students: 1) make classroom presentations of critical analyses 
of the coiirse readings; 2) conduct laboratory research or hospital roimds; and 3) submit an annotated 
bibliography and a write-up of the laboratory project or term paper. Prerequisite: Psychology 303 (Biology 
331) and permission of the instructor. (Spring) 



80 — Biology 



333 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE Lorn 

An advanced examination of neurons and synapses at the cellxilar, molecular, and genetic levels, including 
molecular basis of neuronal transmission and memory, and genetics of behavior. No laboratory in 2009- 
10. Prerequisite: Biology 111 and one of tite following: Bio 301, 304, 306, 308, 309, or 331. Not open to first-year 
students. (Spring) , , 

341 BIOSTATTSTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Peroni 

Biological research incliiding experimental design, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, scientific 
writing, and the use of library resources, computer spreadsheets, and statistical software. Prerequisite: 
Biology HI and 112, or permission of the instructor. Recommended for pre-vetemary students and students wlw plan 
to enroll in Biology 323, 351, 352, 371, or 372. Lecture and laboratory. Satisfies Group C. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

342 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY Stanback 
A literature-based discussion of ciirrent topics and trends in evolutionary biology. Prerequisite: Biology 111 
and 112, or permission of the instructor. (Fall) 

343 LABORATORY METHODS IN GENOMICS Campbell 
In this lab-only course, students will participate in a real genome sequencing project. The sequencing 
will be performed by a genome institute. Students will analyze sequences and annotate all the genes 
in the genome. This original research is computer intensive and wiU contribute to the growing body of 
knowledge in genomics. The final results will be posted on a public database for investigators from all over the 
world to use. Prerequisite: Biology 111 plus one course from 301 tJirough 310 except 305. Permission cfBie instructor. (Fall) 

351-359 GROUP INVESTIGATIONS Staff 

Series of courses introducing students to methods and techniques of biological research. Courses serve as 
background to student decisions for optional senior research. Permission oftiie instructor required. (Fall and Spring) 

361-367 SEMINAR Staff 

Group study of selected topics of biological interest. See www.bio.davidson.edu for examples of seminar 
topics. Open to juniors and seniors. Permission of the instructor required. (Fall and Spring) 

371, 372, 373 RESEARCH/INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Field and/ or laboratory investigative work under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who 
reviews and approves the topic(s) of the independent study or research. Research is presented at the end of 
the semester in a scientific paper, with an additional oral presentation in some cases, e.g., reqiiirement for 
honors thesis, requirement for funded research. The student is encouraged to plan the research project in 
advance of the semester in which it is to be completed. Permission of tin instructor required. (Fall and Spring) 

381, 382, 383, 384 COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD STUDIES Dorcas 
Twelve-week, four-course semester program at one of five School for Field Studies research centers. 
Grading is Pass/Fail. Biology 381, 382 and 383 may be counted for major aedit. Permission of the instructor 
required. See iuwiv.bio.davidson.edu/sfr Satisfies tJie cultural diversity requirement when outside the U.S., Canada, 
and Western Europe. (Fall and Spring) 

385 TECHNIQUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD RESEARCH Dorcas 

One-month intensive field work course for junior or senior science majors during the simimer in one of five 
School for Field Studies locations around the world. Grading is Pass/ Fail, but may be coimted for major 
credit. Permission of the instructor required. See wurw.bio.davidson.edu/programs/sfr/sfrhome.htni (Summer) 



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401 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM Case 

A capstone course for the major which focuses on a ciurent issue in the biological sciences that has ethical, 
political, legal, and social implications. Colloquium members choose the specific topic for the semester 
and work collaboratively on a major project related to that topic. At the end of the semester, students 
present their findings to the department. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 

Director: Professor Denham (German) 

Professors: McCarthy (German), Putnam (Biology), Stell (Philosophy) 
Associate Professors: K. Foley (Medical Humanities), Lemer (Music) 
Assistant Professors: Joubin (Arabic), Pettersen (French) 
Adjimct Lecturers: Konen (Medical Humanities) (Fall) 

Advisory Faculty: Professor: Multhaup (Psychology), Associate Professors: M. Foley 
(Economics), Wessner (Biology), Assistant Professor: Wills (Religion) 

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS), housed in the Carolina Inn on Main Street, 
offers capable and highly motivated students the opportunity to design their own interdisciplinary 
majors. In addition, Davidson faculty members (occasionally in cooperation with faculty members 
from other institutions) may, through the CIS, offer courses not easily aligned with a single 
department or program. 

A potential applicant should first discuss his or her plans with the director. If these ideas 
seem appropriate, the student will be invited to submit a proposal outlining the major, identifying 
potential advisors and detailing the area in which the senior thesis (a requirement for all majors) 
will be done. Acceptance of the proposal comes when the director, advisors, and a member of 
the CIS Advisory Faculty Committee agree that the proposal is meritorious. Students majoring 
through the CIS are expected to satisfy all college graduation requirements. The director certifies 
the satisfactory completion of each student's major. 

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Courses: Courses in the Center are numbered in ways that 
normally reflect numbering in other departments: 200-level courses are introductory, 300-level 
more specific or advanced, and 400-level courses are normally seminars for advanced students. 
There are rarely 100-level courses in the Center. Because of the eclectic and often changing nature 
of the course offerings— many of which do not appear in the catalog because they are offered only 
once— it is best to see the current Center web pages and address any questions to the Director. 

CIS 160, 207, 224, 343, 346, and 406 satisfy the Culhiral Diversity requirement. 

See department website for current proposal guidelines and course listing. 

220 INTRODUCTION TO FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES LERNER, MCCARTHY, PETTERSEN 

An introduction to film history and analysis, with an equal emphasis on film language (cinematic means 
of expression) and thematics. Viewing and discussion of films from a wide variety of national traditions 
and genres, supplemented by discussion of analytical and theoretical texts. Required course for fulfilling tlie 
Film and Media Studies Concentration. (Spring) 

321 INTERACTIVE DIGETAL NARRATIVES Lemer 

A close study of selected video games using an interdisciplinar}' blend of methodologies culled from 
cultural studies, film and media studies theory, literary criticism, and history. Prerequisite: CIS 220 or ENG 
293 Film and Media Studies Concentration credit. No literature credit. 



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380 ISSUES IN MEDICINE Foley 
This course has two main components. 1) In the classroom, students examine the four principles of medical 
ethics: patient autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Guest ethicists/ physicians provide 
lectures and discussions of issues important to the ethical practice of medicine. Each student makes a 
class presentation on an ethical topic of his or her choice. 2) In area clinics and hospitals, students observe 
eight medical practices and write both descriptive and reflective summaries of their activities. (Not offered 
2009-10.) 

381 HEALTH REGULATION AND PUBLIC POLICY Staff 
Topics in health care law including: HIPPA, EMTALA, ADA, CLIA. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

388 HISTORY OF MEDICAL LAW ^ '' - Staff 

This course examines the Lnterrelahonship between law and medicine in the United States and how 
physicians' roles in the legal system have evolved through U.S. history. The course considers physicians 
as medical examiners, expert witnesses, defendants, and politicians; the course looks at issues or incidents 
in which physicians have had a large impact on the law. Satisfies a requirement for the Medical Humanities 
Concentration. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

390 HEALTH CARE ETFilCS SteU 
Introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of ethical thinking and decision making in health care. The 
course has two components: didactic (lectures, class discussion, library research, paper writing, etc.) 
and "experiential," involving an extemship assignment to a clinical or administrative department at the 
Carolinas Medical Center. Examples of extemship activities include observing on clinical rounds, attending 
departmental conferences, journal clubs and Grand Rounds, and doing administrative projects. (Fall) 

391 RESEARCH ETHICS Foley, K. 
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the responsible conduct of research. 
Students will learn the conventions for appropriate animal and human research. They will also develop 
critical thinking and moral reasoning skills to resolve situations that may arise during the course of 
research. The course will address the following topics: historical and social context of science; government 
oversight and regulation of research; guidelines for research involving animals; and guidelines for research 
involving human subjects. Special consideration will be given to topics where moral dilemmas in research 
are more likely to occur, including conflicts of interest, informed consent, confidentiality, data ownership 
and intellectual property, disclosure, and dissemination of results. 

392 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY Foley, K. 
Epidemiology is the systematic and rigorous study of health and disease in a population. According to 
the Institute of Medicine, epidemiology is the basic science of public health. The purpose of this course 
is to introduce students to core concepts in epidemiology, including history, philosophy, and uses of 
epidemiology; descriptive epidemiology, such as patterns of disease and injury; association and causation 
of disease, including concepts of inference, bias, and confoionding; analytical epidemiology, including 
experimental and non-experimental design; and applications to basic and clinical science and policy. 
The course is designed to require problem-based learning of epidemiological concepts and methods, so 
that students can use epidemiology as a scientific tool for addressing the health needs of the community. 
Medical Humanities concentration credit. 



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395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY Denham 

Independent study under one or more faculty members who approve the topic, help guide the research, 
review progress regularly, and evaluate the final results or product of the independent study. (Fall and Spring) 

397 FUTURE OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE r — Konen 

This course reviews the origins and concepts of primary care medicine in America in its present state and 
proposes models which might better serve a majority of the basic health care needs of America's population 
in the new millennium. By the end of the course, students are expected to be creative in articulating a 
workable primary care system for the next century. (Fall) 

^ 
421 SEMINAR IN FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES Staff 

Advanced topics in the area of film history, thematics, aesthetics, and production. CIS 220. Required course 
for fidfilUng tlie Film and Media Studies Concentration. (Fall) 

470 GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS Foley, K. 

Global health ethics seeks to understand values and principles which guide medical and public health 
practice throughout the world. Particular attention will be given to health inequalities and how medicine 
and public health may work to resolve these problems. Students wiU apply ethical frameworks to identify 
and clarify the dOemmas posed intra- and internationally related to the study, prevention and treatment of 
disease. Ultimately, students will be able to analyze various courses of actions and their consequences and 
propose pragmatic and value-driven solutions to current global health concerns. Pennission of the instructor 
required. Medical Humanities concentration credit. 

495 THESIS Denham 

(Fall) 

496 THESIS ' Denham 

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CHEMISTRY 

Professors: Beeston, Blauch, Carroll, Nutt 

Associate Professors: Hauser (On leave Spring), Stevens (Chair), Striplin 

Assistant Professor: Myers 

Visiting Associate Professor: Brown 

Instructor: M. Kelly (Fall) 

Distribution Requirements: The following chemistry courses satisfy the distribution requirement 
in laboratory science: 105, 106, 107, 115, 201, and 215. Chemistry 103 and Chemistry 110 also satisfy 
a distribution requirement in Natural Science and Mathematics, but not the laboratory science 
component of that requirement. 



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Introductory Chemistry Program: Students who have earned AP credit for Chemistry 115 may 
begin their study of chemistry with either Chemistry 201 or 215. Other students should begin with 
either Chemistry 110 or 115. Chemistry 110 is designed for those students who have not completed 
at least one year of high school chemistry, or who have had high school chemistry but need a more 
thorough introduction to the subject. Chemistry 115 is recommended for students who have a 
good background from high school chemistry. 

Major Requirements: Prospective majors are encouraged to discuss their programs with 
a faculty member as soon as they begin considering a chemistry major. The prerequisites for 
advanced courses require careful planning to obtain a feasible schedule. 

For Class of 10 '"" 

1. Chemistry courses: 

a. 201 (115 is a prerequisite for this course), 202, 215, 351, 352, and 371 

b. two courses selected from 381, 391, or 496 

c. one course selected from 401, 410, 420, 430, or 450 

d. one additional 300 or 400 level course, excluding 306 

2. Supporting and prerequisite courses: 

a. Mathematics 135 or 137 

b. Physics 220 or 230 

3. Students must attend ten sessions of the chemistry colloquium during their junior and 
senior years. 

For Class of 11 and later 

1. Chemistry courses: 

a. 201 (115 is a prerequisite for this course), 202, 215, 351, 352, 371, 381, and 391 

b. two 400 level courses selected ti-om 401, 410, 420, 430, 450, or 496 

2. 2. Supporting and prerequisite courses: 

a. Mathematics 135 or 137 

b. Physics 220 or 230 

3. Students must attend ten sessions of the chemistry colloquium during their jimior and 
senior years. 

Honors Requirements: Graduation with honors requires fulfillment of the basic major as well as 
completion of Chemistry 497. Chemistry 497 may be used to fulfill the elective requirement (l.b.) 
of the basic major. 

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Cltemistry Program: The American Chemical Society 
recommends a specific program for all chemistry majors who plan to study chemistry in graduate 
school or who seek employment as professional chemists. The program includes general 
chemistry, foundation courses, in-depth courses, and experiences in the laboratory and research. 
Completion of the American Chemical Society program requires fulfillment of the basic major as 
well as a research experience. The research experience may be satisfied through either a summer 
of research after the jvmior year, or by complefion of Chemistry 496. Each student must submit a 
satisfactory written research report to the department chair. Students may use Chemistry 496 or 
497 to satisfy the elective requirement (l.b.) of the basic major. Students pursuing the American 
Chemical Society degree also are stiongly encouraged to take Mathematics 150 and 235. 



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Minor Requirements: The minor consists of Chemistry 115, 201, 202, 215, and two additional 
courses numbered 300 or higher. Only one of the 300-level courses may be fulfilled with a research 
credit. In addition, students must attend at least six sessions of the chemistry colloquium during 
their junior and senior years. At least five courses coimted toward the minor must be taken at 
Davidson. None of the courses counted toward the minor may be taken Pass/ Fail. 

Chemistry Courses: Chemistry courses at the 100 level may be taken with no prerequisites. 
Courses offered at the 200 level all have one or two chemistry prerequisites, while courses at the 
300 level are designed for majors and minors who have completed (or are taking concurrently) 
Chemistry 115, 201, 202, and 215. The 400-level courses are primarily advanced, senior-level 
courses for chemistry majors. 

103 TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY Staff 

An introduction to chemistry designed to meet the science requirement of non-science majors. Course 
content and emphasis will vary with instructor. Possible offerings may focus on the chemistry of food and 
drink, environmental chemistry, or archaeological chemistry. No prerequisites. May not be taken for credit 
after any cJiemistry course numbered 200 or above ins been taken for credit. No laboratory. (Fall and Spring) 

105 CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY Striplin 
Introduction to the science of chemistry and its relation to modem society. The laboratory provides 
experience in the scientific approach to problems with an emphasis on the evaluation and interpretation 
of experimental data. Designed for students who do not plan to take additional courses in chemistry. No 

prerequisite. May not be taken for credit after Chemistry 106, 107, or 115 has been taken for credit. One laboratory 
meeting per week. (Not offered in 2009-10.) 

106 CHEMISTRY OF ART AND ARTIFACTS Beeston 
Fundamental principles of chemistry applied to an understanding of the sources of color; the materials, 
methods, and products of the artist; the analysis of works of art and archaeological artifacts; forgery 
detection; and conservation/ preservation. Designed for students who do not plan to take additional 
chemistry courses. No prerequisites. May not be taken for credit after Chemistry 105, 107, or 115 has been taken for 
credit. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall) 



110 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY Brown, Myers, Striplin 

Mathematical background for the study of chemistry. Atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, 
nomenclature, stoichiometry, and chemical reactions. Properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. 
Designed for students who desire to continue studying chemistry at Davidson but lack the backgrotmd 
needed to begin Chemistry 115. No prerequisite. May not be taken for credit after any chemistry course numbered 
115 or above Ins been taken for credit. No laboratory. (Fall) 

115 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY Beeston, Myers, Nutt 

Principles of chemistry for students who plan to take additional courses in chemistry. Topics include 
stoichiometry, chemical thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibria, chemical 
dynamics, and descriptive chemistry of the main group elements. The laboratory illustrates the lecture 
topics and emphasizes quantitative measurements. Prerequisite: Chemistry 110 or a good background from 
high school chemistry. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall and Spring) 



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201 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I Brown, CarroU, KeUy, Stevens 
Introduction to organic chemistry including nomenclature, properties, structure, and synthesis of organic 
compounds. Laboratory introduces students to basic experimental techniques of organic chemistry. 

Prerequisite: CJteinistn/ 115. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall and Spring) 

202 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II Brown, CarroU, Stevens 
A continuation of the study of organic compounds with emphasis on theoretical treatment of structures 
and reactions. Laboratory includes introduction to spectroscopic determination of organic structures. 

Prerequisite: Chemistry 201. One laboratonj meeting per week. (Fall and Spring) 

215 CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM Blauch, Hauser, Striplin 

Aqueous and non-aqueous chemical equilibria with applications in biological, environmental, forensic, 
archaeological, and consumer chemistry. Laboratory experiments include qualitative and quantitative 
analysis using volumetric, electrochemical, and spectroscopic methods. Prerequisite: Cliemistn/ 201 or 
permission of the instructor. One laboratonj meeting per week. (Fall and Spring) 

306 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Myers 

Underlying physical and chemical principles governing the behavior of biological systems. Topics include 
thermodynamics and equilibria of biological reactions, enzyme kinetics, binding, and the physical and 
molecular properties of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biological macromolecules. Prerequisite: CJiemistry 
201 and 215. Does not count toivard a major in diemistiy. No laboratory. (Spring) 

309 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY Stevens 

Chemical basis of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical development. Topics include drug discovery, 
pharmacokinetics (delivery of a drug to the site of its action), pharmacodynamics (mode of action of the 
drug), drug metabolism, and patent issues that affect the development and manufacture of pharmaceuticals. 

Prerequisite: Chemistn/ 202. No laboraton/. (Fall) - 

351 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: THERMODYNAMICS Stiiplin 
Chemical thermodynamics with an introduction to statistical mechanics and applications to solution 
chemistry. Prerequisite: Matliematics 135. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Cliemistiy 215 and Physics 220 or 230. No 
laboratory. (Fall) 

352 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: KINETICS AND QUANTUM MECHANICS Stiiplin 
Chemical kinetics followed by a discussion of quantum mechanics and its application to spectroscopy 
and the structure of matter. Prerequisite: Qmnistry 215, Matliematics 135, and eitlier Physics 220 or 230. No 
laboratory. (Spring) 

361 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY " Myers 

Introduction to the chemistry of biological systems with an emphasis on molecular interactions. Includes the 
study of amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes and enzyme mechanisms, 
and the chemistry of important metabolic pathways and regulatory mechanisms. This course is intended 
for chemistry majors. Prerequisite: Cliemistiy 202 and 215, Biology HI recommended. One laboratory meeting 
per week. (Spring) 

371 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Blauch, Hauser 

Introduction to analytical methods including spectrometry, separations, and electrochemistry. Emphasis 
will be placed on the principles behind and components of analytical instrumentation. Prerequisite: 
Cliemistiy 201 and 215. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall) 



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391 ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES Beeston, Blauch, Stevens, Striplin 

Experimental mettiods for the determination of physical chemistry properties of molecules and systems, 
synthesis of inorganic and organic molecules, and separation of chemical mixtures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: 
Oiemistn/ 351 or 352. One laboraton/ meeting per week. (Spring) 

395 LITERATURE INVESTIGATION Staff 
This course is designed for any qualified student who desires to pursue a literature research project in an 
area of special interest in chemistry under the direction and supervision of a faculty member. The latter 
reviev^s and approves the topic of research and evaluates the student's work. Admission by consent of the 
faculty member following acceptance of the student's written research proposal. Consult the department's 
guidelines for the preparation of independent research proposals. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 
(Fall and Spring) 

396 LABORATORY RESEARCH I 

Experimental chemistry projects conducted with the direction and supervision of a faculty member, who 
reviews and approves the topic of the research and evaluates the student's work. Admission by consent 
of the faculty member following acceptance of the student's written research proposal. Consult the 
department's guidelines for the preparation of independent research proposals. This course is intended 
for non-senior students. Prerequisite: Pennission of the instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

397 LABORATORY RESEARCH II 

Experimental chemistry projects conducted with the direction and supervision of a faculty member, who 
reviews and approves the topic of the research and evaluates the student's work. Admission by consent 
of the faculty member following acceptance of the student's written research proposal. Consult the 
department's guidelines for the preparation of independent research proposals. This course is intended 
for non-senior students. Prerequisite: Chemistry 396. Permission oftlie instructor. 

401 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Nutt 

Application of modem theories of physics and chemistry to the study of bonding, structure, synthesis, and 
reaction pathways of non-metal, organometaEic, and transition metal compounds. Prerequisite: Chanistn/ 
352 or permission of the instmctor. No laboratory. (Fall) 

410 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY CarroU 

Selected topics in organic cheniistry. Prerequisite: Clmnistry 202 and 351, or permission of the instructor. 
(Spring) 

420 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Blauch 

Selected topics in physical chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 351 and 352 or pennission oftlie instructor. (Fall) 

450 ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY Myers 

Selected topics in biochemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 351 and 361, and Biology 111; or permission of tlte 
instructor. (Spring) 

496 SENIOR RESEARCH I Staff 

Experimental chemistry projects conducted with the direction and supervision of a faculty member, who 
reviews and approves the topic of the research and evaluates the student's work. Admission by consent 
of the faculty member following acceptance of the student's written research proposal. Consult the 
department's guidelines for the preparation of independent research proposals. This course is intended 
for senior chemistry majors. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Fall and Spring) 



Chemistry/Chinese 



497 SENIOR RESEARCH n " Staff 

Experimental chemistry project conducted with the direction and supervision of a faculty member, who 
reviews and approves the topic of the research and evaluates the student's work. Admission by consent of 
the faculty member following acceptance of the student's written research proposal. Students pursuing an 
honors degree must complete a thesis that will be evaluated by the department. Consult the department's 
guidelines for the preparation of independent research proposals. Prerequisite: Chemistry 4% or a summer of 
research after tJie student's junior year with tlie instructor. (Spring) 



CHINESE 

Associate Professors: Shao, V. Shen (Chair) 
Visiting Lecturer: Xi 

Distribution Requirement: Any of the following courses meets the literature distribution 
requirement: Chinese 206, 405, 406 

Foreign Language Requirement: Successful completion of Chinese 201 satisfies the foreign 
language requirement. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: Chinese 120, 121, 206, 207, 224, 405, and 406 satisfy the Cultural 
Diversity requirement. 

Minor Requirements: 

1. Satisfactory completion of six courses numbered above Chinese 102, including: 

a. two Chinese language courses chosen from: Chinese 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 350, 
351, 353; and 

b. two courses in Chinese literature, culture, or cinema, with at least one 400-level 
course chosen from: Chinese 120, 121, 206, 207, 224, 292, 405, 406. 

2. Only one of the following courses may be included in the minor: Anthropology 265, 
History 282, 383, 385, 386, 472, or 475, Political Science 332 or 471, Religion 280, 281, 282, 
285, 382, or 383. 

3. With the approval of the Chinese Program Chair and the Registrar up to three Chinese 
language, literature, cinema, or cultural courses taken outside Davidson College (either 
from other American institutions or abroad) may be applied toward the minor. 

It is strongly recommended that students study abroad in an approved program in a Chinese- 
speaking country. 

Chinese Courses: The numbers given the language courses are different from the numbers given 
to the culture, cinema and literature courses. With language courses, a higher value represents a 
higher difficulty level. This takes two forms. 

(1) The Ist-year language courses are assigned numbers in the 100s, the 2nd-year language 
courses in the 200s, and the 3rd-year language courses in the 300s. 

(2) Within the same level, a higher value also indicates a more advanced course. For instance, 
Chinese 350: Advanced Reading and Writing is more advanced than Chinese 302: Advanced 
Chinese II. 



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The first rule applies to the culture, cinema, and literature courses as well. For instance, 
Chinese 405: Seminar in Chinese Cinema and Modem Chinese Literature is a more advanced 
course than Chinese 206: Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation. Within the same level, a 
higher number represents a different rather than a more advanced course. For example, Chinese 
120 and Chinese 121 are both introductory courses. 

101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I V. Shen 
Elementary Chinese is a two-semester course in modem standard Chinese (Mandarin) designed for 
students who have no previous exposure to the Chinese language. The goal is to develop students' 
communicative competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the elementary level. (Fall) 

102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II V. Shen 
Continuation of elementary Chinese I. The goal is to develop the students' communicative competency in 
listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the elementary level. Prerequisite: Chinese 101. (Spring) 

120 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CHINESE CULTURE V.Shen 
Introduces several aspects of Chinese culture including Chinese cultural motifs and their cultural 
implications, holidays and festivals, Peking opera, 20th century Chinese drama, Chinese etymology and 
calligraphy, Chinese popular music, Chinese cinema, Chinese martial arts, and food. Additionally, the 
course will also talk about some paradox, dialectics and misconception in Chinese culture. Taught in 
English. Satisfies tJie cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered every year.) 

121 INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE Shao 
Examination of key aspects of traditional Chinese culture, including birth myths, views of the body, women 
and sexuality, symbols of evil and foMore, feng-shui and divination, martial arts and heroism, gardens 
and imperial places, and traditional music. Taught in English. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not 
offered every year.) 

201 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I Shao 
Intermediate Chinese I is a two-semester course in standard Chinese (Mandarin) designed for students 
who have had one year of Chinese at the college level. The goal is to develop the students' conununicative 
competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: Chinese 102. 
(Fall) 

202 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II Shao 
Continuation of Intermediate Chinese I. The goal is to develop the students' communicative competency 
in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: Chinese 201. (Spring) 

206 C^ra^ODUCnON TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE LITERATURE Shao 
Selection of poetry, drama and narrative from ancient times up to 1900, with special emphasis on major 
themes and conventions. Taught in English. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered every year.) 

207 ENGENDERING CHINESE CINEMA V. Shen 
Course examines gender relations in 20th-century China through cinematic representations. By looking 
in detail at the films of a few key directors and reading scholarly works, the class discusses the changing 
social and political positions of women in cinema from the 1920s to the 1990s, and how this change affects 
gender relations. Taught in English. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered every year.) 



90 — Chinese 



224 MARTIAL ARTS AND HEROISM IN CHINESE FICTION AND FILM Shao 

Introduction to the Chinese idea of martial arts heroes and its representation in fiction and film with 
emphasis on its historical and changing cultural contests. Taught in English. Satisfies the culhiral diversiti/ 
requirement. (Not offered ez'eiy year.) 

301 ADVANCED CHINESE I "' Staff 
Extensive reading and discussion of texts of increased difficulty, exposure to authentic Chinese materials, 
emphasis on expanding vocabulary, speaking and writing skills and skills that will help further develop 
proficiency in Chinese. (Fall) 

302 ADVANCED CHINESE n ' ' Staff 
Extensive reading and discussion of texts of great difficulty, exposure to authendc Chinese materials, 
emphasis on expanding vocabulary, speaking and writing skills and skills that will help further develop 
proficiency in Chinese. Continuation of Chinese 301. (Spring) 

303 ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL CHINESE Staff 
To further unprove students' oral proficiency to converse on various topics in daily life, perform various 
discourse function, and speak appropriately in different social situations. Prerequisite: Chinese 202 or 
pennission of the instructor. (Not offered roeiij year.) 

350, 351 ADVANCED READING AND WRITING Staff 

(Not offered ei^eiy year.) 

353 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION V. Shen 

This course is designed to develop students' communicative competency in speaking and vrating at the 
advanced level. Students are expected to have completed three years of modem Chinese at the college 
level. Satisfies a requirement for the minor in Chinese. 

405 SEMINAR: TOPICS IN CHINESE CINEMA AND MODERN LLTERATURE V. Shen 
Reading and discussion of selected works in Chinese literature and cinema. Discussion of individual 
research projects. Taught in English. Satisfies the cultural diversiti/ requiranettt. 

406 SEMINAR IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE LITERATURE Shao 
Critical study of tales, short stories and novels from 1300 to 1900, with special attention to themes, 
conventions, critical approaches, and the problem of adaptation from fiction to film, theater, and cartoons. 

Taught in English. Satisfies the cultural diversity requiranerit. 



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CLASSICS 

Professors: Krentz, Neumann (Chair), Toumazou 
Associate Professor: Cheshire 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Paulas 

Affiliated Faculty: Ahrensdorf (Political Science), W. T. Foley (Religion), Griffith 
(Philosophy), Snyder (Religion), Studtmann (Philosophy) 

Distribution Requirements: Classics 211, 222, 256, and any course in Greek or Latin numbered 
above 300 satisfy the distribution requirement in literature. Classics 257, 341, 342, and 444 satisfy 
the distribution requirement in fine arts. Any course in classics cross-listed by the Department 
of History satisfies the distribution requirement in history. Classics 261 satisfies a distribution 
requirement in philosophy. Classics 268 satisfies a distiibution requirement in social science. 
Classics 272, 378 and Latin 329 satisfy a distiibution requirement in religion. 

Foreign Language Requirement: Any course in Greek or Latin numbered above 200 satisfies the 
foreign language requirement. 

Major Requirements: The Department of Classics offers a major with an emphasis in either 
classical civilization or classical languages. 

Emphasis in classical civilization: 

1. three courses in Greek and Latin, including one course in each language and one course 
at the 200 level or above in either language 

2. eight other courses at the 200 level or above, including: 

• at least one course in ancient literature (Classics 211, 222); 

• at least one course in ancient history (Classics 231, 232); 

• at least one course in ancient art (Classics 341, 342); 

• at least one seminar (400-level course). 

Note: Students who successfully complete the Classics Semester Abroad (CLA 255-258) are 
exempted from the specific distiibution of courses in literature, history, and art. 

Emphasis in classical languages: 

1. seven language courses, including five at the 200 level or above and at least two in each 
language; 

2. four other courses at the 200 level or above, including 

• one course in ancient literature (Classics 211, 222); 

• one course in ancient history (Classics 231, 232); 

• one course in ancient art (Classics 341, or 342); 

• one seminar (400-level course). 

Note: Students who successfully complete the Classics Semester Abroad (CLA 255-258) are 
exempted from the specific distribution of courses in literature, history, and art. 

Placement: Students who have studied Latin in secondary school must take a placement test 
before enrolling in Latin at Davidson. By qualifying scores on the placement test a student may 
be exempted from Latin 101, 102, and 201. Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on either or 
both of the Advanced Placement Latin tests, or who receive a score of 6 or 7 on the higher level 
International Baccalaureate Latin exam, receive automatic credit for Latin 199. Any such student 
who places out of Latin 201 on our placement test will receive credit for 201 instead of 199. 



92 — Classics 



Students may enroll for one advanced Greek and one advanced Latin course at the 200-level 
if they have not taken a course above 201 in the language before. 

Honors Reqiiiremmts: Candidates may be admitted to the honors program provided they 
have attained an overall grade point average of at least 3.2, an average of 3.5 or higher in the 
major, and the unanimous endorsement of the department's faculty. In addition to the regular 
course requirements for the major, candidates for honors must complete and successfully defend 
an honors thesis. A student who receives an A- or better on the thesis and maintains the above 
grade point averages throughout the senior year will receive the department's recommendation 
for graduation with honors. 

Greek Courses: We offer at least one course in advanced Greek each semester. In the past 
four years, we have offered courses in Aristophanes, Herodotus, Homer, Lyric Poetry, the New 
Testament, Rhetoric, and Sophocles. Students who have completed Greek 201 may enroll in 
their first advanced course at the 200-level; individual instructors will determine how the course 
requirements will differ for 200- and 300-level students. 

Latin Courses: We offer at least one course in advanced Latin each semester. In the past four 
years, we have offered courses in Christian Latin Writers, Cicero, Comedy, Horace, Ovid, Pastoral 
Poetry, Satire, and Seneca. Students who have completed Latin 201 may enroll in their first advanced 
course at the 200-level; individual instructors will determine how the course requirements will 
differ for the 200- and 300-level students. 

Classics Semester Abroad: Four course-credit program studying the art, archaeology, history, 
and literature of classical antiquity. Conducted on location in Greece, Italy and Turkey. At the 
discretion of the director, sites in other countries may be included as well. Open to all sophomores, 
juniors, and seniors; limited to sixteen participants. The program goes every other spring, next in 
2011. 

GREEK 

101 ELEMENTARY GREEK I Staff 
Introduction to Attic Greek. Requires drill sessions with Apprentice Teachers. (Fall) 

102 ELEMENTARY GREEK n Staff 

Continuing introduction to Attic Greek. Requires drill sessions with Apprentice Teachers. Prerequisite: 
Greek 101. (Spring) 

201INTERMEDIATE GREEK Staff 

Readings in Greek Literature. Prerequisite: Greek 102. (Fall) 

211/311 HOMER: ILIAD Toumazou 

Select readings in Greek from Homer's Had. The remaining portions of the lUad wiU be read in translation 
in addition to select secondary literature on the Homeric Question and 8th century Greece. (Fall) 



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215/315 HELLENISTIC POETRY Cheshire 

Selected readings, primarily from the poetry of Apollonius Rhodius, Callimachus, and Theocritus, along 
with choice pieces of relevant scholarship. Special attention will be devoted to the development of new 
poetic forms and the role of the famous Library and Museum in Alexandria, Egypt. Prerequisite: Greek 201 
or placement test. (Fall) 

217/317 HELLENISTIC NOVEL: DAPHNIS AND CHLOE StafF 

Readings from the novel Daphnis and Chloe with a view toward developing greater facility reading Greek 
and an understanding of the conventions of the ancient novel. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

218-318 NEW TESTAMENT GREEK Krentz 

Introduction to the language, text tradition, and exegesis of selected New Testament writings. Prerequisite: 
Greek 201 or permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GREEK Staff 

Readings and research on Greek texts, under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who 
reviews and approves the topic(s) and evaluates the student's work. Prerequisite: Greek 201 and permission 
oftlie instructor. 

499 HONORS THESIS Staff 

Writing of a thesis under the supervision of an appropriate professor. Oral defense before the entire classics 
faculty required. Admission by unanimous consent of the Department of Classics. 

LATIN 

101 ELEMENTARY LATIN I Staff 
Introduction to classical Latin. Requires drill sessions with Apprentice Teachers. (Fall) 

102 ELEMENTARY LATIN II Staff 
Continuing introduction to classical Latin. Requires drill sessions with Apprentice Teachers. Prerequisite: 
Latin 101 or qualifying score on placement test. (Spring) 

201 INTERMEDIATE LATIN Staff 

Readings in Latin literature. Prerequisite: Latin 102 or qualifying score on placement test. (Fall) 

228/328 SENECA Cheshire 

The course is on the tragedies of Seneca, tutor to the Roman emperor Nero, with some attention to Seneca's 
philosophical writings and to the evidence for his life. Prerequisite: Latin 201. (Spring) 

234/334 LATIN PHILOSOPHICAL POETRY Neumann 

An examination of Roman verse responses to Hellenistic philosophy, principally Lucretius and Horace. 
Prerequisite: Latin 201 or placement test. Satisfies a major requirement in Classics and tlie literature distribution 
requirement. 

399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN LATIN 

Readings and research on Latin texts, under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who 
reviews and approves the topic(s) and evaluates the student's work. Prerequisite: Latin 201 and permission 
of the instructor. 



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499 HONORS THESIS 

Writing of a thesis under the supervision of an appropriate professor. Oral defense before the entire classics 

faculty required. Admission by unanimous consent of the Departinent of Classics. 

CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION 

lOlW FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: THE TRIAL OF JESUS Krentz 

Writing-intensive study of selected topics. This seminar for first year students seeks to answer the question, 
"Why was Jesus executed?" Satisfies tlie distribution requirement in composition. Open only to first-year students. 
(Fall) 

211 GREEK LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (= ENG 211) Cheshire 

(Cross-listed English 211) Selected works from a variety of ancient Greek literary genres, from Homer's 
epic (ca. 8th c. BCE) to Plutarch's biography (ca. 2nd c. CE). (Spring) 

222 ROMAN LLTERATURE IN TRANSLATION (= ENG 222) Neumann 

(Cross-listed English 222). Selected works of Roman literature from the early Republic through the Empire. 

(Not offered 2009-10.) 

231 GREEK HISTORY (= HIS 109) " Krentz 
(Cross-listed History 109). Introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece. Not open to seniors. 
(Fall) 

232 ROMAN HISTORY (= HIS 110) Staff 
(Cross-listed History 110). Introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Roman world. Not open to 
seinors. (Not ojfered 2009-10.) 

250 CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY Staff 

Greek and Roman mythology, with an emphasis on its varied treatment in literature and art, both ancient 
and modem. (Spring) 

252 CLASSICS IN THE CINEMA Krentz 

Analysis of films about ancient Greece and Rome, with particular emphasis on issues of historical accuracy 
and the cultural and political context in which the films were made. Provides major credit in classics. 
(Spring) 

261 HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY (= PHI 105) Staff 

(Cross-listed Philosophy 105). Introduction to the origins and development of philosophy with emphasis 
on Plato and Aristotle. (Fall) 

268 CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY (= POL 208) Staff 

(Cross-listed Political Science 208). Major political philosophers from the 5th century B.C.E. to the end of 

the Middle Ages. (Ffl//j 

272 THE RISE OF CHRISTLANITY (= REL 242) Foley 

(Cross-listed Religion 242). The theological and historical development of the early church from the New 
Testament period to the Council of Chalcedon (451 CE) with a focus upon early controversies as revealed 
through primary sources. (Spring) 



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334 ATHENIAN LAW (= HIS 314) - Krentz 

(Cross-listed History 314). Analysis of the Athenian legal process in a discussion-intensive approach using 
surviving Athenian speeches as case studies. (Fall) 

341 GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE (= ART 200) Toumazou 
(Cross-listed Art 200). Minoan-Mycenaean art and architecture of the Aegean Bronze Age; later Greek art 
and architecture from the Geometric to the Hellenistic period. (Fall) 

342 ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE (= ART 202) Toumazou 
(Cross-listed Art 202). Art and architecture of the Roman Republic and Empire, including influences of 
earlier Etruscan and Hellenistic Greek art upon the Romans. (Spring) 

344 FIELD SCHOOL IN MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY Toumazou 
Intensive, on-site training in archaeological field methods and techniques. Daily instruction on excavation 
and recording, lectures by specialists, visits to other archaeological sites and museums. Conducted at a site 
near Athienou in southcentral Cyprus. Prerequisite: Pennission of the instmctor. (Summer) 

345 FOOD IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD Paulas 
Explores the production, distribution/ marketing, preparation, and consumption of foods in antiquity; and 
considers the various attitudes towards these practices in literature and other textual and visual evidence. 

Satisfies a major requirement in Classics. 

354 THE CLASSICAL TRADITION Neumann 

Overview of the field of classics; the history of the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity; the state of the field 
today. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

378 RELIGIONS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (= REL 341) Snyder 

(Cross-listed Religion 341). A survey of religious practices and beliefs in the Roman Empire; emperor 
cult, mystery religions, Judaism and Christianity as seen from the Roman perspective, magic, astrology; 
attention to material evidence in addition to literary remains. 

399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION Staff 

Research and writing under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topic(s) and evaluates the student's work. Prerequisite: Pennission of the instructor. 

430-435 SEMINARS IN ANCIENT FflSTORY Staff 

Seminars change annually. Recent seminars have included Alexander the Great and Roman Imperialism. 

(Not offered in 2008-09.) 

440-445 SEMINARS IN ANCIENT ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY 
Senunars change annually. 

441 THE PARTHENON Toumazou 

Exploration of the architectural, aesthetic, religious and political contexts of the Parthenon, including 
its impact through the ages. The class will visit the recreation of the Parthenon in Nashville. Prereqinsite: 
Permission of the Instmctor. (Fall) 



96 — Classics/Communication Studies 



450-455 SEMINARS IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION 
Seminars change annually. 

CLASSICS SEMESTER ABROAD 

253 (=HIS 111) GREEK AND ROMAN HISTORY " Staff 
(Cross-listed History 111). An introduction to Greek and Roman history. Part oftlie Classics Semester Abroad 
program. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

254 GREEK AND ROMAN LITERATURE Staff 
Selected works of Greek and Roman Literature. Part of the Classics Semester Abroad program. (Not offered 
2009-10.) 

257 GREEK AND ROMAN ART AND ARCHrrECTURE(= ART 232) Staff 
(Cross-Usted Art 232). A study of Greek and Roman art and architecture. Part oftlie Classics Semester Abroad 
program. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

258 GREEK AND ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY Staff 
A study of Greek and Roman archaeology. Part of Uk Classics Semester Abroad progrmn. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

Director: Professor Turner 
Adjunct Lecturers: P. Baker, Butler 

Courses: Open to all students, COM 101 provides an introduction to the theory and practice 
of oral communication. COM 201 is also open to all levels of students, without prerequisite; it 
offers a survey of the key concepts and contexts of the process of communication. COM 390 
offers advanced study of topics in a class setting, with permission of the instructor required; COM 
395 offers individual students the opportunity for advanced study of topics in communication 
studies, with prerequisites of COM 101 or 201 and permission of the instructor. COM 495 serves 
as the capstone course for the Communication Studies concentration, open only to those in the 
concentration who have fulfilled the necessary prerequisites. 

A concentration is available in Communication Studies. See the concentration section of the 
catalog for details. 

101 INTRODUCTION - PRINCIPLES OF ORAL COMMUNICATION Staff 

Examination and implementation of both classical and contemporary principles of effective oral 
commvmication. Individual presentations informed by readings, discussions, lectures, and examinations 
of key speeches. (Pall and Spring) 

201 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES Turner 

A survey of the nature and processes of communication. Begins with basic concepts of communication, 
including language, nonverbal processes, perception, listening, and adaptation to audiences; then examines 
communication in specific contexts, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, 
public, and mass communication. (Fall) 



Communication Studies/Computer Science/Economics — 97 



390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES Staff 

Group study of selected topics in Communication Studies. Prerequisite: Communication Studies 101 or 201. 
(Spring) 

395 INDEPENDENT STUDY Turner 

Independent work under the direction of a faculty member who determines the means of evaluation. Open 
to advanced students with special projects. Prerequisite: Communication Studies 101 or 201 and permission of 
the instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

495 COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH Turner 

The study of a variety of theories of communication as they frame questions and enable the discovery of 
answers. Theories cover basic conceptions of the communication process in interpersonal, pubUc, and 
mass communication. These theories, and exemplary research growing from them, provide the basis for 
the investigation of key questions concerning processes of communication. The course culminates in a 
major project bringing together a variety of theoretical perspectives. Students should have taken COM 
101, COM 201, and at least three courses from one track in the Communication Studies Concentration. 
COM 101 or one elective may be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required. (Spring) 



COMPUTER SCIENCE 

Computer Science courses are listed in the Mathematics Department course offerings 
The Computer Science Concentration is listed under Concentrations. 



ECONOMICS 

Professors: Appleyard, B. Baker, Hess, Kumar, Martin (Chair), Ross (Dean of Faculty) 
Associate Professors: M. Foley, F. Smith 
Fellow: Mills 

Distribution Requirements: Any course except 195 and 196 counts toward fulfillment of the 
distribution requirement in social science; however, the department recommends Economics 101. 

Major Requirements 

Ten economics courses that are distributed as follows: 

1. Economics 101; 

2. Economics 202, 203, 205, and 495 (AH four courses must be completed at Davidson College); 

3. a course from the 210 or 310 series; 

4. a course from the 220 or 320 series; 

5. a course from the 230 or 330 series; and 

6. two other courses above Economics 101, with the exceptions of Economics 122, 130, 195, 
196, 199, and 401, and the exception that, of Economics 211, 212, and 213, only two of 
them may be counted toward the major. 

7. At least one of the ten courses must be a 300-level course. 

8. At least one of the ten courses must be an "S" course. 



98 — Economics 



Courses taken Pass/ Fail at Davidson may not be counted towards the major. 

An "S" course contains a significant writing component. At least two of the department's 
courses each semester are offered as "S" courses. Economics 402 will satisfy the "S" requirement; 
with the approval of the deparhnent, Economics 295, 296, 395, or 396 may satisfy the "S" 
requirement. 

The department strongly recommends that students fulfill the core requirements of Economics 
202, 203, and 205 early in the major. Some economics courses, including Economics 202 and 203, 
have a calculus prerequisite. 

Minor Recjuirements 

1. Six economics courses that are distributed as follows: 

a. Economics 101; 

b. Economics 105 or 205; 

c. Economics 202 and 203; 

d. either Economics 130 or a course from the 230 or 330 series; and 

e. one other economics course above Economics 205, except Economics 401. 

2. Requirements (lb), (Ic), and at least one of the requirements (Id) or (le) must be 
completed at Davidson College. 

Courses taken Pass/ Fail at Davidson College may not be counted towards the minor. 

Honors Requirements: Ln the process of fulfilling the major requirements stated above, honors 
candidates must pass Economics 401, earn a grade of A- or better in Economics 402, and maintain 
a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the major and 3.2 or higher overall. Prospective honors 
candidates should apply in writing to the department chair in the spring semester of the junior 
year. Note that Economics 401 does not count towards the major because it is graded on a Pass/ 
Fail basis; however. Economics 402 may be counted as an elective towards the major as well as 
counting as the "S" course required for the major. 

Economics Courses: Economics courses at the 100 level, with one exception (Economics 130), 
have no prerequisite economics courses; economics courses at the 200 level, with one exception 
(Economics 211), have one prerequisite economics course (generally Economics 101); and 
economics courses at the 300 level have as prerequisites at least one 200-level economics course 
(generally Economics 202 or Economics 203). The only 400-level courses in economics are honors 
research courses and Senior Session (the required capstone course for economics majors). 

101 INTRODUCTORY ECONOMICS Staff 

Theories and institutions that organize and direct economic activities in contemporary society. Covering 
both microeconomics and macroeconomics, prepares students for understanding domestic and 
international economic issues; and serves as a foundation for further work in economics. 

105 STATISTICS M. Foley, Martin 

Application of probability and statistics to economic analysis. Topics include: probability rules, discrete 
and continuous random variables, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, correlation, and regression. 
Spreadsheet software is utiHzed. An economics research paper is a major component of the course. One 
laboratory session per week. 



Economics — 99 



122 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS Staff 

This course provides students without an economics background a broad overview of the health economics 
field. A foimdation of microeconomics principles is developed, and this foundation is then used to analyze 
leading health care issues. Does not carry major or minor credit. 

130 SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS Appleyard 

Investigation of the causes of and gains from international trade, and of the impact of policies that restrict 
trade. Analysis of the balance of payments and exchange rates and of their implications for economic 
policy. Discussion of problems of developing countries and possible strategies for solving those problems. 
Does not carry major or minor credit. Prerequisite: Economics 101. 

195, 196 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Designed for non-majors who desire to pursue some special interest in economics on an independent 
study basis. The proposal must be approved in advance by the faculty member who supervises the student 
and determines the means of evaluation. Does not carry major or minor credit. 

202 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY ' Staff 
Analysis of production and consumption activities of individual economic units. Areas of concentration 
include the theory of consumer behavior, cost analysis, production and distribution theory, market 
structure, game theory, general equilibrium, and welfare criteria. Prerequisite: Economics 101 and either AP 
Calculus or Mathematics 130 or equivalent. 

203 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY Staff 
Theories of aggregate demand and supply; determination of real national income, employment, and the 
price level; and use of fiscal and monetary policies to achieve macroeconomic objectives. Prerequisite: 
Economics 101 and either AP Calculus or Mathematics 130 or equivalent. 

205 BASIC ECONOMETRICS M. Foley, Martin 

Applications of linear regression analysis to economic analysis. Topics include model specification, 
parameter estimation, inference, and problems relating to data issues, statistical concerns, and model 
diagnostics. Statistical software is utilized. An economics research paper is a major component of the 
course. Prerequisite: Economics 101 and either Economics 105 or permission of the instructor. One laboratory 
session per week. 

Ill INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING B. Baker 

Comprehensive study of the theory and problems of valuation of assets, application of funds, corporation 
accounts and statements; interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Only two courses from Economics 
211, 212, and 213 may earn major credit. 

212 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING B. Baker 

Complex problems in various areas of financial accounting, with emphasis on theoretical background and 
analysis of accounting data. Prerequisite: Economics 211. Only two courses fivm Econojnics 211, 212, and 213 
may earn major credit. (Spring) 



100 — Economics 



213 COST ACCOUNTING B. Baker 

Study of allocation and utilization of resources. Emphasis on cost behavior, cost allocation, product costing, 
budgeting, decision-maldng and control activities related to job-order, process and activity-based costing 
(ABC) systems. Economics 211. Prerequisite: Only two courses from Economics 211, 212, and 213 may earn major 
credit. (Fall) 

221 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES ■ Ross, F. Smith 
Principal events affecting economic policy and behavior in the United States since colonial times. Emphasis 
on historical origins of contemporary American problems. Prerequisite: Economics 101. 

222 liEALTH ECONOMICS Chaston 
Application of basic tools of economic analysis to the markets for medical care and health insurance 
in the United States. Includes international comparisons of health care systems in both developed and 
developing countries and proposals to reform the health care system in the United States. Prerequisite: 
Prerequisite: Economics 101. (Not offered in 2009-2010.) 

225 PUBLIC SECTOR ECONOMICS F.Smith 
Analysis of the role the public sector plays in a mixed economy. Topics include public goods, externalities, 
tax policy, expenditure policy, budget deficits, and the national debt. Includes proposals for tax welfare, 
and health care reforms. A student may not receive credit for both Economics 225 and Economics 325. 
Prerequisite: Economics 101. (Fallofez'en numbered years.) 

226 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS Martin 
Weekly seminar. Reading and discussion on the application of economic tools to the evaluation of 
environmental amenities, the analysis of pollution control policies, and the use of natural resources. 
Strengths and weaknesses of the economic approach to these issues are examined. Prerequisite: Economics 
101. AP Calculus or Matlmnatics 130 or equivalent recommended. 

227 GENDER AND ECONOMICS Staff 
Role of gender in economic decision-making and market transactions. Models of time allocation between 
the household and the market, theories of discrimination, and occupational ghettoization and segregation 
will be studied. Related public policy initiatives will be assessed. Prerequisite: Economics 101. 

229 URBAN ECONOMICS F. Smith 

Role of economics in the development of modem cities. Topics include: the monocentric-city model, urban 
land values, crime, transportation, education, and taxation. Prerequisite: Economics 101. 

231 HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT Kumar 

Development and nature of economic thought from the ancient Greeks to the present, with particular 
attention to the classical, Marxian, Austrian, neoclassical, institutional, and Keynesian schools. Prerequisite: 
Economics 101. 

233 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Hess 

Theories and policies for economic development and poverty alleviation with concentration on the 
contemporary less developed countries. Prerequisite: Economics 101. 



Economics — 101 



236 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Hess 

Determinants and consequences of economic growth; theories and policy implications for sustainable 
development; global trends in population, income, and the environment. A student may not receive credit 
for both Economics 236 and 336. Prerequisite: Economics 101, eitJter Economics 105 or permission oftiie instructor, 
and one ofAP Calculus, Mathematics 130, or equivalent. 

280-284 SEMINARS Staff 

Reading, research, papers, and discussion on selected topics in economics. Each facility member announces 
in advance the particular topic or area of the seminar. Prerequisite: Economics 101. 

295, 296 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH Staff 

Designed for the student who desires to pursue some special interest in economics. A research proposal 
must be approved in advance by the faculty member who supervises the student and determines the 
means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Economics 101 and permission oftJie instructor. 

314 FINANCE Martin 
Fundamental aspects of financial theory in both a theoretical and practical manner. Includes net present 
value theory, the capital asset pricing model, capital market efficiency, dividend and capital structure 
issues, and option models. Prerequisite: Economics 105, 202, and 211. 

315 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS Hess 
Basic mathematical techniques used in economic analysis. Topics include static and dynamic analyses of 
markets, optimization, and macroeconomic models. A student may not receive credit for both Economics 
215 and Economics 315. Prerequisite: Economics 202 or the permission of the instructor. 

317 ECONOMETRICS Martin 

Theory and applications of linear regression modeling to the analysis of economic theory and to the 
forecasting of economic variables. Prerequisite: Economics 205 and Matliematics 135. 

319 GAME THEORY AND STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR M. Foley 

Study of strategic situations in theory and practice. Course begins with static and dynamic games of 
complete information, moves to static games of incomplete information, and then concludes with dynamic, 
incomplete information games. Prerequisite: Economics 202 and 105. 

323 INDUSTRLA.L ORGANIZATION Staff 
Theoretical basis for antitrust laws and the regulation of industries. Mergers, market power, economies 
of scale, barriers to entry, and contestable market theory. Emphasis is placed on past and recent antitrust 
cases. Prerequisite: Economics 202 and 105 or permission of the instructor. 

324 LABOR ECONOMICS M.Foley, Ross 
Labor markets, unionization, unemployment, and public policy primarily in the setting of the United 
States. Prerequisite: Economics 202 and 105 or permission of the instructor. 

328 MONEY AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM Kumar 

Money and financial system. Term structure of interest rates, structure of financial markets, regulatory 
framework, asset demand theories. Federal Reserve system and operation of monetary policy. Prerequisite: 
Economics 203. 



102 — Economics/Education 



337 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Appleyard 
Economic basis for international trade, determinants and consequences of trade flows, barriers to trade, 
and trade policy. Prerequisite: Economics 202. 

338 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE Hess, Kumar 
Macroeconomics of an open economy, balance-of-payments adjustment, exchange-rate regimes, and 
coordination of international economic policy. Prerequisite: Economics 203. 

380-384 SEMINARS Staff 

Reading, research, papers, and discussion on selected topics in economics. Each faculty member announces 
in advance the particular topic or area of the seminar. Prerequisite: Economics 202 or 203 or 205 and peiviission of 
tJte instmctor. 

395, 396 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH Staff 

Designed for the major who desires to pursue some special interest in economics. A research proposal 
must be approved in advance by the faculty member who supervises the student and determines the 
means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Economics 202 or 203 or 205 or pennission of the instmctor. 

401 HONORS RESEARCH Martin 
Independent research designed to formulate a written proposal for an honors thesis. The proposal will 
encompass a review of recent literature, development of a theoretical framework and research hypotheses, 
and the preparation of an annotated bibliography. An oral defense of the written proposal is required. 
Graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Does not carry major credit. Prerequisite: Pennission oftlie departtnent cJiair. 
(Fall) 

402 HONORS THESIS Martin 
Completion of the honors research proposed in Economics 401. Oral defense of the thesis is required. 

Prerequisite: Pass in Economics 401 and pennission of the departmeiit cluiir. (Spring) 

495 SENIOR SESSION Staff 

Required of all seniors majoring in economics. Students participate in colloquia on economic problems, 
theory, and policy; prepare projects on economic issues; and take comprehensive examinations that 
include the ETS Major Field Test in economics, an oral exam and written examinations in economic theory 
and analysis. Prerequisite: Economics 202, 203, and 205 or permission oftlie instmctor. (Spring) 



EDUCATION 

Associate Professor: Gay (Chair) 
Assistant Professor: Kelly 
Lecturer: Gerdes 
Affiliated Professor: Ault (Psychology) 

Graduation Requirements 

Distribution Requirements (Social Science): Education 121, 221, 240, 242, 243, 250 and 260. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: Education 240, 250 and 260. 



Education — 103 



Goals of the Teacher Education Program: To prepare secondary school teachers, the program 
addresses the following goals: 

1. to provide a program of studies constituting a liberal education; 

2. to provide an academic major constituting in-depth knowledge of subject matter 
appropriate for teaching in secondary schools; 

3. to provide a sequence of professional studies courses and experiences leading to 
^ pedagogical proficiency. 

Teacher Licensure: Through a series of articulation agreements with Duke University, Queens 
University of Charlotte, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Davidson 
College provides a course of study leading to North Carolina initial licensure/ certification at the 
secondary level in the fields of English, French (K-12), Latin, Mathematics, Science, Spanish (K-12), 
and Social Studies (which includes majors in Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, 
Psychology, Sociology, and Religion). Through reciprocity agreements. North Carolina licenses 
are accepted in forty-two additional states. For more detailed information, interested students 
should contact the chair of the Department of Education. Students must graduate with a 2.5 grade 
point average to qualify for a teaching license issued by the state of North Carolina. The Teacher 
Education Program Handbook is available on the Education Department Web page and provides 
all details related to licensing procedures. 

General Requirements: In addition to meeting the requirements of the major, students in the 
Teacher Licensure Concentration must take the following courses: Education 121, 242 and one of 
the following: Education 240, 250 or 260. Students must also have minimum scores designated by 
the State of North Carolina on the Praxis Series or minimum scores on the SAT prior to applying 
to student teaching. 

Admission Requirements: Formal admission to the Teacher Licensure Concentration usually 
occurs during the second or third year. Students complete an "Admission to the Teacher Education 
Program" form and meet the following guidelines: 

1 . proficiency in oral and written communications through completion of core requirements 
and interviews with the Education Department faculty; 

2. state designated minimum scores on the Praxis 1 series (Pre-Professional Skills Test) or 
minimum scores on the SAT; 

3. successful completion (grade of "C" or better) of EDU 121 or 242 and one of the following 
courses: EDU 240, 250 or 260. 

4. a recommendation from the Dean of Students, the departmental advisor, and one other 
faculty member regarding the student's interest and suitability for teaching; 

5. approval of the Teacher Education Committee; and 

6. approval of the Department of Education faculty and chair. 

Student Teaching: Students take Education 400, 410-411, and 420 concurrently in one semester 
during the senior year that is reserved for student teaching. No additional courses can be taken at 
this time. Students must receive permission from the chair of the Education Department before 
enrolling in 400-level courses. 



1 04 — Education 



Concentration: There are two tracks— a traditional student-teaching track leading to licensure 
(which is outlined above) and an interdisciplinary track for students who are interested in the 
study of education, but are not currently pursuing licensure. Both of these are described in detail in 
the separate section of this catalog on concentrations. Early schedule planning with the department 
chair is necessary to ensure completion of all requirements by graduation. 

Education Courses: Other than the two W-courses, the single education course at the 100 level 
serves as a broad introduction to the field of Educational Studies. Courses at the 200 level are 
narrower, focusing on pedagogy, diversity, and psychology. Education 241 and Education 243 
require Psychology 101 as a prerequisite, while the other 200-level courses are open to all students. 
Courses at the 300 level are normally for students completing the Interdisciplinary Concentration, 
and those at the 400 level are only for students completing the Licensure Concentration. 

EDU 240, 250, and 260 satisfy the Cultural Diversity requirement. 



lOlW GROWING UP "JM CROW" KeUy 

This writing-intensive course will introduce students to how a generation of white and black southerners 
learned race and racism in the Age of "lim Crow." Analysis of fUms and videos as complex texts that can 
be viewed through multiple and intersecting lenses. Examination of oral histories, literary narratives, and 
visual representations of numerous topics; "Jim Crow" schooling, white supremacy, disenfranchisement, 
lynching, rape, resistance, interracial harmony, and desegregation. Intioduction to approaches to writing 
for critical engagement and for college success. Tlie course fulfills tJie "W" recjuirement. Limited to first-year 
students. 

121 HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND PRACTICE Gay 

Traces historical development and underlying philosophies of educational institutions and practices in the 
United States; considers current roles and functions of the school in relation to other social institutions such 
as state and church. (Fall and Spring) 

221 SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY Kelly 

What really constitutes school success? Is a Uberal education the best education? Do teachers tieat children 
from different backgrounds unfairly? What aspects of society do schools reproduce? These are some of 
the questions that students will examine in this intioductory course on contemporary educational theory 
and practice in schools. Using theoretical autobiography as a tool, students will build an understanding 
of major social theories that have shaped their thinking about educational problems. In addition, students 
will construct and reconstruct their own theoretical perspective to educational tiends and debates in the 
United States. The course requires the completion of 15 structured contact hours in a school, a midterm 
and a final review. (Fall) 

240 READING, 'RTTING, AND RACE: THE RACLAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP Kelly 

A critical examination of competing explanations and impassioned debates over the racial achievement 
gap in the United States with a focus on the education of African Americans from slavery to the 21st 
century. This course will also explore how gender and class complicate race-specific solutions to the racial 
achievement gap. Satisfies a distribution requirement in Social Science, provides credit toward tlie Education 
Concentration and tlie Ethnic Studies Concentration, and satisfies the cultural diversity recjuirement. 



Education — 105 



241 CHILD DEVELOPMENT (= PSY 241) Ault 
(Cross-listed as Psychology 241.) Individual development of normal children with emphasis on learning, 
social and emotional development, cognitive and language development. Special study of behavioral, 
social learning, and cognitive theories of development. Includes observations at local day-care centers. 
Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Fall) 

242 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND TEACHING EXCEPTIONALITIES Gerdes 
Psychology of learning as it relates to teaching. Focus on contemporary theories of learning, retention, 
transfer, motivation, educational assessment, and adolescent psychology, and their particular application 
to classroom teaching. Includes special emphasis on teaching exceptional students and appropriate clinical 
experiences in educational institutions. (Spring) 

243 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (= PSY 243) Staff 
(Cross-listed as Psychology 243.) An in-depth examination of specific theories, concepts, and methods 
related to the period of adolescence. Students will explore a wide range of topics including: cognitive 
development, moral development, identity formation, gender role, social relationships, and the effects of 
culture on adolescent development. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Fall) 

250 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION Gay 

Examines critical issues related to diversifying today's educational system. Discussion topics include 
curricular content, assessment techniques, and the educational system's role in preparing its citizens to 
live and work in a global society. It views multicultural education as encompassing teachers, parents, 
students, administrators, employees, employers, and society at large. The focus is on examining traditional 
assumptions, expectations, and biases. Satisfies a distribution requirement in Social Science, provides credit toward 
the Education Concentration and the Ethnic Studies Concentration, and satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

260 SOCIAL DIVERSITY AND INEQUALHY IN EDUCATION (=SOC 261) Kelly 

(Cross-listed as SOC 261.) This course focuses on issues of social diversity, social inequality, and social 
justice in education. Students will explore how social inequality has shaped the educational experiences 
of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. In addition, students will be encouraged to link new 
learning with their personal and social reality through writing assignments, institutional ethnography, 
cooperative learning activities, and critical experiential learning. Satisfies a distribution requirement in Social 
Sciences, provides credit toward tlte Education Concentration and the Ethnic Studies Concentration, and satisfies the 
cultural diversity requirement. (Fall) 

300 SEMINAR: SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION Staff 
Individual research on topics requested by students under conditions specified in a written contract 
arranged no later than the end of the first week of the term in which credit is to be authorized. Contract 
must include project title, summary statement of project objectives and proposed activities, preliminary 
bibliography, specific evaluation criteria and techniques, and schedule of conferences with the instructor. 
Prerequisite: Approval of the departinent clmir and acceptance of contract by the faculty sponsor oftlie department. 

301 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATION Staff 
Areas of study vary according to educational objectives and preferences of interested students. Includes 
experiences in school settings (public or private) and any level (elementary or secondary) for any subject. 
The independent study is under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and 
approves the topic(s) of the independent study and evaluates the student's work. Prerequisite: Approval of 
the instructor. 



106 — Education/English 



302 FIELD PLACEMENT IN EDUCATION Staff 

Independent study in the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Education under the supervision of a faculty 
member who approves the student's topic(s) and evaluates the work. Areas of study and experience vary 
according to the student's educational objectives and preferences. Requires approximately eight hours per 
week in a public or private school, weekly meetings with a department faculty member, and production 
of a portfolio, that synthesizes the completed concentration courses. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. 
(Spring) 

330 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION KeUy 

(Cross-listed as SOC 330). An introduction to the sociological study of education in the United States, 
including an examination of the school as an organization within a larger environment. Explores the link 
between schools and social stratification by analyzing the mutually generative functions of schools and 
considers how processes within schools can lead to different outcomes for stakeholders. Proindes major 
credit in Sociology, satisfies a distribution requirement in the social sciaices, and satisfies a requirenimt in tlie 
Education Concentration. 

400 ORGANIZATION FOR TEACHING KeUy 

Procedures for effective organization and presentation of subject matter in particular academic disciplines 
at the high-school level. Approximately one-third of this course is taken under the direct supervision of 
one or more Davidson College professors in the academic discipline of anticipated certification. Requires 
appropriate clinical experiences in schools. Prerequisite: Approiml of the instructor. (Spring) 

410, 411 INTERNSHIP IN TEACHING KeUy 

Ten to twelve weeks of fuU-time involvement in the secondary school spent in observing, classroom 
teaching, and other tasks appropriate to accomplished professional teaching. Qose classroom supervision by 
the local secondary school and Davidson professors. Prerequisite: Apprmml ofDepartmmt of Education. (Spring) 

420 SEMINAR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION Gay 

Function of the secondary school, nature of the secondary student, and secondary school curriculum. 
Emphasis on diagnostic and remedial procedures for secondary students. Discussion includes evaluation 
and shared experiences resulting from the internship experience. Prerequisite: Approval oftlte insti^ictor. (Spring) 



ENGLISH 

Professors: S. Campbell, Flanagan, Gibson (On leave), A. Ingram, R. Ingram, Kuzmanovich, 

Lewis, Mills (Chair), Nelson, Parker 
McGee Visiting Professor of Writing: Allison 
Associate Professors: Churchill, Fox, Miller 
Assistant Professors: Fackler, Vaz-Hooper (On leave) 

Distribution Requirements: English lOlW satisfies the English composition requirement. 
Courses numbered 110 or higher- with the exception of 201, 202, 203, 204, 301, 303, 304, 305, 310, 
independent studies, and tutorials — may be counted toward the fulfillment of the distribution 
requirement in literature. 



English— 107 



Cultural Diversity Requirement: English 262, 282, 284, 286, 290, 297, and 482 fulfill the cultural 
diversity requirement. 

Mfl/'or Re^wzremenfs; Ten courses as follows: , , 

1. English 220 

2. Three historical survey courses: 

English 240. British Literature through 18th century 

English 260 or English 290 

(English 260: British Literature, 19th through 20th century, including colonial 
and post-colonial literature; English 290: World Literatures, a historical surv^ey of 
selected texts outside the British and American literary traditions.) 

English 280. American literature through 20th century 

3. A course in writing, creative writing, or creative practice (at 200 or 300 level) 

4. Five electives, three of them forming a coherent self-designed "cluster" by interest, 
period, or genre and at least two of the five at the 400 level. 

Note: Students who declare a major in English should complete 220 and 240 by the end of the sophomore 
year. TIte remaining hvo historical survey courses should be completed by the end of the junior year. 
Those who cannot meet these deadlines must make prior arrangements with the Chair. 

Honors Requirements: The Honors Program requires a 3.5 major GPA and 3.2 overall GPA 
at the time of application. It normally comprises twelve courses. These twelve include two in 
addition to the ten required of all majors, English 498 and English 499. To be awarded honors, 
students must achieve at least a grade of B+ in both English 498 and English 499. 

Transfer Courses: The English Department accepts up to five courses from other colleges and 
universities as credit toward the major. To be granted transfer credit toward the major, students, 
after receiving College credit from the Registrar, should make their requests to the English 
Department Chair and submit for evaluation all relevant course materials. 

English Courses: 

100-level courses satisfy distribution requirements for either English composition or literature, 
lOlW courses for composition; 110 for literature. 100-level courses do not count toward the 
major. 

200-level courses are introductory literature or creative writing courses. English 201, 203, 204 are 
writing courses and do not count toward the distribution requirement in literature. English 220, 
260, 280, and 290 are designed for majors and prospective majors. 

300-level courses are advanced, theory-infused courses designed for majors. English 301, 303, 
304, 305 are writing courses and do not count toward the distribution requirement in literature. 
First-year students require permission of the instructor to take 300-level courses, as do all students 
taking independent studies (395, 396, and 397). 

400-level courses are seminars limited to twelve juniors or seniors with preference to English 
majors. English 495, 498, and 499 are limited to seniors. 



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lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRTTING SEMINAR . Staff 

Instruction in expository writing and the research paper. Not available to students who are in Humanities 
or who have otherwise fulfilled the composition requirement, except by permission of the chair during 
Drop/ Add. Topics vary by semester. Check the course schedule for available topics. Open only to first-year 
students. 

110 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE Staff 

Designed for non-majors. Emphasizes close reading and informed appreciation of literary texts. Topics 
and readings vary by section. Does not count toward the major. 

201 INTERMEDIATE COMPOSmON ^ ^ ' Staff 
For students who wish a more advanced instruction in writing. The focus of the course may vary from 
semester to semester. 

202 INTRODUCTION TO CREATTVE WRITING Staff 
Practice in the writing of poetry and short fiction with some reading of contemporary American poets and 
fiction writers. Limited to first- and second-year students. 

203 INTRODUCTION TO WRITLNG POETRY Staff 
Practice in the writing of poetry with some reading of contemporary poets in English. 

204 INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FICTION Staff 
Practice in the writing of short fiction with some reading of contemporary fiction writers in English. 

211 GREEK LFTERATURE IN TRANSACTION (= CLA 211) Cheshire 

(Cross-listed Classics 211). Selected works from a variety of ancient Greek literary genres, from Homer's 
epic (ca. 8th c. BCE) to Plutarch's biography (ca. 2nd c. CE). (Spriiig) 

220 LFTERARY ANALYSIS Staff 

Designed for majors. Emphasizes theoretical approaches and critical sfrategies for the written analysis of 
poetry, fiction, and drama. Writing intensive. Required for the major. Students who major in English slwuld 
complete 220 by tlie end oftlie sophomore year. Tlwse who do not meet this deadline must make special arrangements 
with tlie Chair. 

222 ROMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (= CLA 222) Neumann 

(Cross-listed Classics 222.) Selected works of Roman literature from the early Republic through the 
Empire. (Not ojfered 2009-10.) 

231 YOUNG ADULT LLTERATURE CampbeU 

Explores young adult fiction from 1860 to the present from various critical perspectives and within varied 
educational contexts. 

240 BRITISH LITERATURE FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO 1800 Staff 

Designed for majors and prospective majors. Introductory survey of the British literary fradition in poetry, 
drama, and narrative during the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Eighteenth Century, with special emphasis 
on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton. Students who major in English slwuld compete 240 by the end of 
the sophomore year. Tliose who cannot meet this deadline must make special arrangements with the Qiair. 



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260 BRTTISH LITERATURE SINCE 1800 . Staff 
Designed for majors and prospective majors. British literature of the Romantic and Victorian periods and 
the twentieth century. Students who major in English should complete 260 by the end of tlie junior year. Those 
who cannot meet this deadline must make special arrangements with the Omir. 

261 MODERN DRAMA (= THE 261) Fox 
(Cross-listed as Theatre 261). European, American, and British drama from Ibsen to Pinter with emphasis 
on the major movements within Western theater: realism, naturalism, expressionism. Epic Theater, and 
Theater of the Absurd. 

262 COLONIAL/ POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE Staff 
The study of postcolonial themes in colonial and postcolonial works with special attention to historical 
context. Emphases and literary traditions vary by instructor. Satisfies tJte cidtural diversity reqidrement. 

280 AMERICAN LITERATURE THROUGH THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Staff 
Designed for majors and prospective majors. Historical survey treating the development of American 
letters from the beginnings through the twentieth century. Students who major in English should complete 280 
by die end of die junior year. Jliose who cannot meet this deadline must make special arrangements with tlie Chair. 

281 LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH Mills 
Regional survey from literary beginnings to the present, with particular attention to literature from the 
New and the Contemporary South. 

282 AFRICAN AMERICAN LFTERATURE Flanagan 
Readings in poetry, drama, and prose by African American writers from the early 20th century to the 
present. Satisfies tlie cultural diversitif requirement. 

283 SHORT PROSE FICTION Nelson 
Theory and development of the short story with emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century authors. Lecture, 
discussion, and workshops. Some attention given to writing for publication. 

284 ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURES Fox 
Readings in poetry, drama, and prose by selected ethnic American writers. Course topics vary from year 
to year. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement, 

286 NATIVE AMERICAN LFTERATURE "'• Staff 

Literature of the native peoples of North America, including myths and oral traditions, autobiography, 
poetry, drama, and fiction; emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century works. Prerequisite: First-year students 
require permission of the instructor. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

290 WORLD LFTERATURE Staff 

Designed for majors and prospective majors. Historical survey of selected texts outside the British and 
American literary traditions. Students who major in English should complete 290 by the end of the junior year. 
Those who cannot meet this deadline must make special arrangements with tlte Chair. Satisfies the cultural diversity 
requirement. 



110 — English 



291 STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND RELIGION Gibson 

Special topics considering relationships between literature and religion. 

293 FILM AS NARRATIVE ART Staff 
Relationship between prose narrative and film, with emphasis on Literary origins and backgrounds of 
selected films, verbal and visual languages, and problems of adaptation from novel and short story to 
film. *^' 

294 STUDIES IN MODERNISM Churchill 
An examination of modernist literature and arts, with emphasis on formal experimentation within 
historical, political, and social contexts. Specific themes and texts may vary. 

295 WOMEN WRTTERS Staff 
Selected 19th, 20th, and 21st-century British and American women authors. Explores how culture influences 
the writing, reading, and interpretation of literature and how women writers articulate their experience. 

297 CARIBBEAN LFTERATURE Hanagan 

An exploration of major themes and tropes in fiction, poetry and drama by writers of African, Asian, and 
European descent in the English, French, and Spanish speaking islands. Writers include figures such as 
V.S. Naipaul, Kamau Brathwaite, Maryse Conde, Paule Marshall, Derek Walcott, Jean Rhys, and Edouard 
Glissant. Satisfies the cultural diversiti/ requirement. 

Courses numbered 300-397 are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Not open to first-year 
students without permission of the instructor. 

301 WRITING NONHCTION PROSE Staff 

Advanced study of contemporary nonfiction prose, approaches to expository writing across the curriculimi, 
and editing; students may pursue special interests. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission oftlie 
instnictor. 

303 WRITING POETRY II Staff 
Advanced work in writing poetry. Prerequisite: Pennission of die instnictor required. 

304 WRITING FICTION II Staff 
Advanced work in writing fiction. Prerequisite: Permission of die instructor required. 

305 WRITING PLAYS Staff 
Offered in years when a professor in residence or a visiting professor of writing or theater focuses on 
playwriting. Prerequisite: Pennission of the instructor required. 

310 THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE A. Ingram 

Introduction to theories of modem linguistics as they illuminate the historical development of English 
phonolog}', morphology, and syntax from Old and Middle English to Modem English. Attends to both 
written and spoken English; examines definitions and theories of grammar, as well as attitudes toward 
language change in England and the U.S. Prerequisite: First-year students require pennission oftlie instnictor. 



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342 MEDIEVAL LITERATURE Gibson 
An interdisciplinary study of medieval English literature, visual art, and spirituality from the 8th through 
the 15th century. Most texts in translation. Prerequisite: First-year studaits require pemiission of the instructor. 

343 CHAUCER Gibson 
Critical study of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde in Middle English with attention to their 
historical and cultural context. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission of the instructor. 

352 SHAKESPEARE Lewis 
Critical reading, discussion, and performance of selected plays. Prerequisite: First-year students require 
permission oftJie instructor. 

353 STUDIES IN ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LLTERATURE Staff 
Topics in Renaissance literature such as Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, Renaissance schools of poetry, 
and Northern humanist culture. Prerequisite: First-year students reqidre permission of the instructor. 

355 MILTON R. higram 

Paradise Lost , Paradise Regained , Samson Agonistes, selected minor poems, selected prose. Prerequisite: 
First-year students require permission oftJie instructor. 

360 STUDIES IN BRITISH LLTERATURE Staff 
Special topics in Brihsh literature with attention to critical approaches. Prerequisite: First-year studejits require 
permission of the instructor. 

361 THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Vaz-Hooper 
Historical and critical study of British literature from 1660 to 1800. Prerequisite: First-year students require 
permission of the instructor. 

362 BRITISH ROMANTICISM Vaz-Hooper 
Poetry and prose of early 19th-century Britain. Prerequisite: First-year studmts require pennission of the 
instructor. 

363 HISTORY OF THE BRITISH NOVEL Fackler 
The origins of the novel in Britain and the circumstances, both historical and sociological, surrounding its 
emergence. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission oftlie instructor. 

370 DAVIDSON SUMMER PROGRAM AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY 

Limited to thirty students, the Davidson Summer Program at Cambridge focuses on the history and 
literature of late 18th- and 19th-century Britain. Students may receive credit for either English 370 or 
History 390. 

371 VICTORIAN LLTERATURE Vaz-Hooper 
Readings in the prose and poetry of the period. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission of tlte 
instructor. 

372 BRmSH FICTION: 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES Staff 
Selected British and Commonwealth fiction from 1800 to 2000. Prerequisite: First-year students require 
permission of the instructor. 



112 — English 



373 MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH POETRY Churchill 

Development of poetry in England and Ireland from Hopkins and Hardy to the present. Prerequisite: First- 
year students require permission oftlie instructor. 

380 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE Staff 
Special topics in American literature with attention to critical approaches. Prerequisite: First-year students 
require permission of the instructor. 

381 AMERICAN FICTION: 19TH CENTURY Staff 
Historical and theoretical understanding of romanticism, realism, and naturalism, with attention to Poe, 
Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, James, Crane, and others. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission of 
the instructor. 

382 NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN POETRY Staff 
Historical and theoretical understanding of major trends in American poetry of the nineteenth century 
with special attention to Romanticism, Sentimentalism, and Realism. Major authors include Emerson, 
Whitman, Poe, Longfellow, Melville, Dickinson, Dvinbar, among others. Prerequisite: First-year students 
require permission of the instructor. 

385 PHILOSOPHY AND THE NARRATIVE ARTS (= PHI 385) Miller, Robb 
(Cross-listed Philosophy 385.) This course explores philosophical themes in literature and film as well as 
philosophical questions about the study of narrative arts. Topics vary and have included freedom and 
determinism, ethics, authorial intentions, materialism, genre, medium specificity, and realism. (Spring) 

386 AMERICAN FICTION: 20TH CENTURY Nelson 
Historical and theoretical understanding of modernism, postmodernism, and contemporary literature, 
with attention to Dreiser, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Ellison, O'Connor, Welty, Bellow and others. Prerequisite: 
First-year studaits require permission oftlie instructor. 

387 MODERN AMERICAN POETRY Staff 
Development of poetry in America from Whitman and Dickinson to the present. Prerequisite: First-year 
students require permission oftlie instructor. 

388 CONTEMPORARY TFiEATRE Fox 
Alternative and mainstream American and British theatre after 1950, from Pinter to Kushner, with emphasis 
on developments arising in political theatre, postmodern theatre, and solo performance. Prerequisite: First- 
year students require permission of the instructor. 

389 STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT A. Ingram 
Special topics in environmental literature, such as American nature writing, the Thoreauvian narrative, 
ecocriticism, and ecoliterature. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission of the instructor. 

391 LLTERARY CRITICISM Kuzmanovich 

Analytic and comparative reading of major critical texts. Prerequisite: First-year students require permission 
oftlie instructor. 



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392 STUDIES IN LITERATURE BY WOMEN Mills 
Special topics in women's writing such as Literary Selves Evolving, Poetry and Female Identity, the 
Woman Hero, Gender and Text. Prerequisite: First-year studeiits require permission of the instructor. 

393 STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND THE VISUAL ARTS Staff 
Special topics considering relationships between literature and the visual arts. Designed especially for 
students who wish to pursue the study of film beyond the level of English 293 and for students interested 
in relationships among painting, sculpture, and literature. Prerequisite: Permission oftJw instructor required. 

395 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN LITERATURE Staff 
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member who approves the topic and determines the 
means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. 

396 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WRITING Staff 
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member who approves the topic and determines the 
means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. 

397 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member who approves the topic and determines the 
means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. 

400-494 SEMINARS Staff 

Seminars, numbered 400 through 494, are limited to twelve juniors and seniors with preference to English 
majors. 

English 495, 498, and 499 are limited to seniors. 



495 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM 

Approaches a wide range of literature through specific topics, themes, or problems chosen by the course 
instructors. Topics may include a genre, a specific historical issue, or some other broad organizing 
principle. Emphasizes synthesis and analysis of material from disparate cultures and periods by reading, 
discussing, and writing about works that exemplify the course's topics. Prerequisite: Limited to fourth-year 
Enghsh majors. 

498 SENIOR HONORS RESEARCH Churchill 
Reading and research for the honors thesis taught by the student's thesis director and the departmental 
program coordinator. Ordinarily, taken in the fall of the senior year. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor 
required. 

499 SENIOR HONORS THESIS Churchill 
Writing of the honors thesis begun in English 498, supervised by the student's thesis director and supported 
by instruction of the departmental program coordinator. Ordinarily, taken in the spring of the senior year. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. 



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FRENCH 

Professors: Jacobus, Slawy-Sutton (Chair), Sutton 

Associate Professor: Kruger 

Assistant Professors: Fache (Resident Director, France, 2009-10), Pettersen 

Visiting Professor: Buckley 

Distribution Requirements: Any course numbered 220-229, 290 or 320-349; or 361-363 may be 
counted toward the fulfillment of the distribution requirement in literature. 

Foreign Language Requirement: Completion of French 201 meets the foreign language 
requirement for the degree. 

Students with prior work in French must take a placement test to assess their language 
proficiency. Using the results of the placement exam (which tests reading and listening skills) and 
the high school record, the department places the student at the appropriate level. 

Students may satisfy the language requirement by high achievement on the placement exam. 
Should they wish to continue French, they should enroll in a course numbered 202 or above. Other 
students may petition the department to satisfy the language requirement on the basis of an oral 
examination given by a member of the department. 

Study Abroad: The department strongly encourages all students, especially French majors 
or minors, to study abroad for a minimum of one semester. Davidson's own program is located 
in Tours where students may spend an academic year or either the fall or spring semester (see 
section on Study Abroad for more details). Students participating in non-Davidson foreign-study 
programs must secure advance approval from the department for credit toward the major. 

Major Requiremef^ts: Ten French courses numbered above 202, and including: 

1. French 211 or equivalent; 

2. a course in the 220-229 series or the equivalent; 

3. French 260 or the equivalent; 

4. three 300-level courses including at least one in the 320-349 series and at least one in the 
361-369 series; 

5. 490 (Senior Seminar); 

6. 491 or 499 (Senior Thesis or Flonors Thesis). 

Note 1: In addition to 490 and 491 (or 499), senior majors are required to take a third course 
in the department during the senior year. 

Note 2: We encourage majors to take courses in French studies offered by other departments. 
With approval of the French department, one such course may be included as one of the ten 
required for the major. Examples include HIS 228 and HIS 328. 

In the spring semester of their senior year, French majors write a senior thesis in French 
based on a personal reading program developed with the help of a faculty advisor. The reading 
program may be organized around a literary theme, genre, or movement, as well as a particular 
author or a civilization topic. Recent topics (translated for convenience) have included: "Economic 
Development in Senegal," "Images of Homelessness in French Literature," "Literary Treatments 
of Robespierre," "The Novels of Simone Schwarz-Bart," and "Balzac and Ambition." 



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Students interested in obtaining teacher certification (K-12) in French must satisfy all the 
education requirements in addition to the major requirements in French, with the exception of 
French 491 (which is waived to allow the student to complete the education program in the spring 
semester, including student teaching). Teacher certification candidates submit and present orally 
a paper on foreign language pedagogy in lieu of the senior thesis. 

Minor Requirements: No French course taken Pass/Fail will count towards the minor in 
French. 

Six courses numbered above 202, and including: Composition and Conversation (211 or the 
equivalent). Introduction to French Literature (220-229, or the equivalent), a course in French 
culture or civilization (260, 360-369, or the equivalent), and three additional courses beyond 211 in 
French language, literature, and/ or civilization, one of which must be at the 300 level. At least two 
of the six courses must be taken at Davidson, one of which must be at the 300 level. 

Honors Requirements: Candidates for honors take the regular courses for the major, with the 
exception of French 491. In the Fall, in order to be accepted as candidates for honors, students must, 
in addition to having a 3.5 GPA in French courses, write an essay demonstrating their ability in 
written French. Then, with prior departmental approval, candidates for honors register for French 
499 in the spring semester of the senior year, write an honors thesis, and complete an oral defense 
in French before a departmental thesis committee. 

101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I Kruger 
Introductory French course developing basic proficiency in the four skills: oral comprehension, speaking, 
writing, and reading. Requires participation in AT sessions twice a week. Normally, for students with no 
previous instruction in French. (Fall) 

lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRLTING SEMINAR Staff 

Writing intensive (in English) study of selected topics. Satisfies the composition requirement and distribution 
requirement in literature. Open only to first-year students. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II Kruger, Slawy-Sutton 
Continuing development of basic proficiency in the four skiUs. Requires participation in AT sessions twice 
a week. Prerequisite: French 101 at Davidson or permission of the deparhnent. 

103 INTENSIVE BEGINNING FRENCH (2 CREDITS) Jacobus 
Beginning French. Learn conversational French quickly. Meets every day for 6 class-hours per week plus 
meetings with an assistant teacher (AT). Completes two semesters of French in one semester. Equivalent to 
French 101 and 102. Counts as two courses and prepares for French 201. (Fall only) 

201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH Pettersen 
Development of skills in spoken and written French, with extensive oral practice and grammar review. 
Fulfills foreign language requirement. 

202 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE FRENCH Sutton 
Further cultivation of intermediate-level oral and written skills, with selected grammar review. Prerequisite: 
French 201, placement examination, or permission of the department. 



116 — French 



Guidelines for selecting courses beyond the intermediate level. 

The minimum requirement for courses numbered 211 or above is French 202. Students vv^ho 
have completed 202 or the equivalent may enroll in any course in the 200's. For help in matching 
literature, civilization, and advanced language courses to linguistic skills and interests, students 
may consult with any member of the French Department. 

Completion of a course numbered 220 or above is normally required for enrollment in a course numbered 
300 or above. "■ 

211 FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION Slawy-Sutton, Buckley 

Advanced oral and written practice; review of selected grammatical topics. Prerequisite: French 202, 
placement examination, or permission oftlte instructor. 



Introductory Courses in Literature, Civilization, Phonetics and Translation (220-290) 

Students beginning the study of French literature normally choose a course at this level. Senior 
French majors may not enroU in introductory literature courses for major credit. At least one introductory 
literature course from the following list will be offered each semester. 

220 PORTRAITS OF WOMEN Beschea-Fache 
Literature treating portraits of women in French and Francophone texts, films, music, and painting. 
Discussion of issues such as national identity, religion and morality, colonialism and the status of women. 
Prerequisite: French 202 or above. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

221 VISIONS OF THE CFTY Pettersen 
Written and visual works that imagine cities and their inhabitants. Discussion topics will include the 
ways in which urban modernity changes Western conceptions of art, the social geography of space, the 
treatment of class and race, and immigration. Typical authors include Balzac, Baudelaire, Zola, Maupassant, 
ApoUinaire, Aragon, Perec, and Beyala. Prerequisite: French 202 or above. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

223 CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH Slawy-Sutton 
Literature treating the theme, "I'enfance et I'adolescence," through different genres and literary periods. 
Typical authors: Maupassant, Colette, Prevert, Anouilh, Sarraute, Sebbar, Chedid. Prerequisite: French 202 
or aboL^e. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

224 INNOCENCE AND AWARENESS Sutton 
Literature treating the theme of self-discovery in different genres and literary periods. Typical authors: 
Voltaire, Flaubert, Camus, MoHere, Duras. Prerequisite: French 202 or above. (Fall) 

225 RICH AND POOR Kruger 
Discussion of the theme of wealth and its place in a variety of literary forms and cultural contexts. Readings 
typically include plays, poetry, and fiction by French and Francophone authors such as Moliere, La Bruyere, 
Balzac, Maupassant, Baudelaire, Prouk, Roy, and La Ferriere. Prerequisite: French 202 or above. (Fall) 

250 FRENCH PHONETICS AND TRANSLATION Pettersen 

Systematic study of French pronunciation and intonation as they relate to underlying grammatical 
patterns and presentation of translation theory with exercises designed to reduce the number of anglidsms 
in written and spoken French. Extensive individualized instruction in the Language Resource Center. 

Prerequisite: Fretich 211 or tlie equivalent, or permission oftlie instructor. (Spring) 



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260 CONTEMPORARY FRANCE Sutton 

Contemporary French social and political institutions, attitudes and values, emphasizing current events. 
Especially recommended for those planning to study in France. Prerequisite: French 202 or abaue. (Spring) 

290 MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH FICTION IN TRANSLATION Staff 

The course is an introduction to major works of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French and Francophone 
literature in translation. No prior knowledge of French is necessary. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

Advanced Courses (All 300 level courses have the same level of difficulty) 

320 ADULTERY IN NOVEL AND FILM Kruger 
Study of representations of female adultery in French literature and film, with emphasis on the social 
stereotypes and cultural myths at play in 19th century fiction. Typical authors: Flaubert, Barbey d' Aurevilly, 
Balzac, Sand, Maupassant, Merimee. Prerequisite: Any course numbered French 220 or above, or permission oftJ^ 
instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

321 AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, JOURNALS, DIARIES Kruger 
Reading and discussion of first-person narratives from a variety of periods. Typical authors: Diderot, 
Guillerargues, Graffigny, Camus, Gide, Duras. Prerequisite: Any course number French 220 or above, or 
permission oftJie instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

322 NORTH AFRICA IN NOVEL AND FILM Slawy-Sutton 
Reading and discussion of French texts of the 19th and 20th centuries (from French colonization to 
immigration) which deal with themes and images representing North Africa, and of contemporary 
literature by North African immigrants in France. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

327 ASIA IN NOVEL AND FILM Slawy-Sutton 

Reading and discussion of French texts of the 19th and 20th centuries which deal with themes and images 
representing Asia. (Fall) 

329 STUDIES IN THE NOVEL , Staff 
Prerequisite: Any course number French 220 or above, or permission of the instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

330 FRENCH DRAMA Staff 
Study of masterpieces of French theater, ranging from the classical to the romantic era through the 
contemporary period. Typical authors: MoUere, Racine, Hugo, Musset, Claudel, Anouilh, Giraudoux, 
Montherlant, Sartre, Camus, lonesco, Beckett, Genet. Prerequisite: Any course numbered French 220 or above, 
or permission of the instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

339 STUDIES IN THE THEATER Staff 
Prerequisite: Any course numbered French 220 or above, or permission of the instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

340 SYMBOLIST POETS: DRUGS, MUSIC, REVOLT Jacobus 
Study of late 19th-century innovators in poetry: Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Mallarme, and of their 
use of metaphor, syntax, image, rhythm, tonality, and literary references. Prerequisite: Any course numbered 
French 220 or above. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



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341 POETRY, PASSION, PAINTING Jacobus 

Study of selected poets, such as ApoUinaire, Reverdy, Dohollau, Eluard, Surrealists, Ponge, and Butor, and 
of their use of metaphor, syntax, image, rhythm, tonality, and artistic references. Prerequisite: Any course 
numbei'ed French 220 or above, or pennission oftJw inshtictor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

349 STUDIES IN POETRY Staff 

Prerequisite: Any course mtmbered FreiKh 220 or above, or pennission of the instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

360 WHERE IS FRANCE HEADING? Sutton 
Study of questions concerning French society, including national identity, the social welfare system, the 
French economy, secondary/higher education, and France's relations to other states. Prerequisite: Any 

course numbered Fraich 220 or above. (Fall) 

361 FRANCOPHONE AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Staff 
Literature and civilization of French-speaking Africa and the Antilles. Focus on social, political and 
prophetic roles of the writer. Prerequisite: Any course numbered French 220 or above. Satisfies tlte cultural 
diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

362 MAGHREB: FRANCOPHONE AUTHORS Slawy-Sutton 
Francophone authors of the Maghreb: Literature and civilization of French-speaking North Africa. Focus 
on French colonial themes. Texts by major writers from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia (Djebar, Sebbar, 
Memmi, Chraibi, Dib). Prerequisite: Any course numbered French 220 or above. Satisfies tlie adtural diversity 
requiremmt. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

363 QUEBEC: LITERATURE, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE Kruger 
Study of questions concerning Quebec society. Focus on texts, events, and movements that have shaped 
this dynamic and diverse French-speaking society. Typical authors include PouUn, Hebert, Prouk, Chen, 
Micone, Lalonde, and Hemon. Prerequisite: Any course numbered French 220 or above. (Spring) 

365 INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY AND AESTHETICS OF FRENCH CINEMA Pettersen 
Overview of the basic periods, movements, and key films of French cinema from 1895 up to the present 
day. Discussions and readings will hone the basic skills of film analysis and introduce the aesthetic, 
economic, and socio-cultural histories of cinematic expression in France. Typical filmmakers studied 
include: Lumiere, Melies, FeuUlade, Epstein, Dulac, Qair, Vigo, Came, Renoir, Clouzot, Truffaut, Godard, 
Kassovitz, Varda, and Haneke. Required weekly screenings. Taught in English. Readings and all written work 
may be done in French for major credit in French. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

366 FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: AFRICA SHOOTS BACK Beschea-Fache 
Course designed to foster cultural awareness and literacy about post-colonial French-speaking Africa 
and sub-Saharan cinema. Typical filmmakers: Sembene, Mambety, J.M. Teno, A. Sissako, S. Cisse. Class 
discussions wiU be conducted in French. Required weekly screenings. Satisfies a requiranettt for tlie major 
in French, concentations in film studies and international stiuiies concentration. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity 
requiremejit. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

367 VIETNAM: FRANCOPHONE AUTHORS Slawy-Sutton 
Study of literature and civilization in texts and films by major authors from Vietnam who chose to write in 

French. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



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369 STUDIES IN FRENCH CIVILIZATION Staff 

Prerequisite: Any course numbered Trench 220 or abozie. 

Study Abroad 

229 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE ABROAD 
Course in literature taught by the Davidson program director in Tours. 

287-288, 387-390 STUDIES IN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE ABROAD 

Courses on topics related to francophone civilization (e.g., culture, history, politics) taken at a university in 

a French-speaking country. 

384-386 STUDIES IN LLTERATURE ABROAD 

Courses in francophone literature taken at a university in a French-speaking country. 

Independent Study 

295, 296, 297 INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR NON-MAJORS 

Individual work under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of study and 

determines the means of evaluation. 

395-397 INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR MAJORS 

Individual work under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of study and 

determines the means of evaluation. 

Seminars 

490 SENIOR MAJOR SEMINAR Jacobus 
An advanced seminar treating a special topic in French literature and/ or civilization chosen by the 
instructor each year. Offered in the fall semester and required of majors. (Fall) 

491 SENIOR THESIS 

An in-depth study of a literary theme, genre, movement, author, or topic of civilization in close consultation 
with a faculty advisor. Required of all senior majors in the spring semester, except those students enrolling 
in 499 Senior Honors Thesis. 

499 SENIOR HONORS THESIS 

Seniors who satisfy requirements for admission to the departmental honors program enroll in 499. A written 
request containing a brief description of the thesis project and a working bibliography is submitted to the 
department for consideration no later than the fifth week of the fall semester of the senior year. Approval 
of project proposal constitutes permission to enroll in 499. An oral defense of the thesis is required. 



120 — German/Russian 



GERMAN/RUSSIAN 



Professors: Denham, Epes, Henke (Chair), McCarthy, McCulloh 
Associate Professor: Ewington 

Distribution Recjuirements: German 230-239, 250-259, 330-339, 350-359 and Russian 294, 302, 
320, 349-361 satisfy thfe distribution requirement in literature. 

Foreign Language Requirement: German 201 or Russian 201 meets the foreign language 
requirement for the degree. 

Achievement tests are used to place entering students at a level appropriate to their 
background. Please see the note on placement under each language. 

GERMAN 

Placement: Students who have studied German prior to entering Davidson but have not been 
awarded college credit for it will take an online placement test administered by Davidson. They will 
be placed in German 250 or 260 if their preparation is exceptional; such students may request an 
additional oral examination to certify completion of the language requirement without additional 
courses. Students are placed in German 201, if their preparation is strong; in German 102, if less 
strong. In some cases, the department will recommend that a student who has studied German in 
high school begin in German 101. No student who has studied German in high school, however, 
should expect to take German 101 for credit without the express permission of the department. 

Major Requiremeitts: Nine courses above German 201 are required for the major in German. 
They must include: German 250, 260, and German 495, the senior comprehensive course. During 
the senior year at Davidson, students must take at least two courses at the 400 level, one of which 
must be German 495. With departmental approval, one of the courses may be a 300- or 400-level 
course related to German studies (e.g., German flistory 1871-1990, The Holocaust, European 
History, Contemporary European Politics, European Art). Finally, students must demonstrate 
proficiency in the German language by passing either the current Test DaF (4x4, TDN), the 
Kleines Sprachdiplom, the Goethe-Zertifikat CI, or the DSH 2 (Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den 
Hochschulzugang auslandischer Studienbewerber) at a fully accredited university in a German- 
speaking country. The Department strongly recommends study abroad with Duke/Davidson in 
Berlin. 

Minor Requirements: Six courses above German 201 are required for the minor, at least three of 
which must be taken in residence. These should include: German 250 or 260 (or both), and at least 
one 400-level course that is not cross-listed with another department. The Department stiongly 
recommends study abroad with Duke/ Davidson in Berlin. 

Honors Requirements: To receive honors, a student must at the time of graduation have an 
overall GPA of 3.2 or better, have a 3.5 average in all courses counted toward the major, have 
fulfilled all the requirements for the major, and the department must judge the thesis (written for 
German 495) and its defense worthy of honors. 



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Study Abroad: German majors and minors should plan to study abroad if at all possible. 
Students who have completed German 201 are encouraged to apply for the Berlin program and should 
plan to take as many courses as possible from among German 250, 260, and 270 before departure. 

Course Numbers 
Courses numbered in the 30s and 40s are taught in translation, courses in the 50s, 60s, and 70s in 
German. 

Courses numbered in the 30s and 50s satisfy the distribution requirement in Literature. 
Courses numbered in the 80s are assigned to courses taken with Davidson abroad. 
Except for German 495 (colloquiimi), courses numbered in the 90s are assigned to independent study 



Course Levels: 
German 100-level courses are elementary language courses that correspond to the Al and A2 levels 
of the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. 

German 200-level courses are intermediate courses that, in terms of language proficiency, correspond 
to the Bl level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. 201 
completes the language requirement and is prerequisite for any other 200-level course taught in 
German. The proficiency level expected on the 200 level is the same for aU courses taught in German, 
irrespective of their course number. Following successful completion of 201, students are encouraged 
to take 250 or 260, both of which serve as introductory courses to the main concerns of the discipline. 
200-level courses taught in translation require no knowledge of German, nor do they presuppose 
familiarity with the methods of Uterary and cultural criticism. 

German 300-level courses are advanced-intermediate level courses that correspond to the B2 level of 
the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. They focus on special topics 
in literature and culture and should be taken only after successful completion of 250 and/ or 260. 
Courses taught in translation presuppose familiarity with the basic methods of literary and cultural 
criticism. 

German 400-level courses are seminars on the advanced level, corresponding to the CI level of the 
Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. They are designed for German 
majors and focus on special topics in literature and culture. 495 provides a capstone experience and 
requires a thesis. 400-level seminars taught in translation are suitable for all students with a strong 
background in literary or cultural studies. 

101, 102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I AND II Denham, McCarthy, McCulloh 

For beginners. Introduction and development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, 
along with presentation of the fundamental structures of German. Each course requires online work and 
participation in AT sessions. Prerequisite for German 102: German 101 or placement. (101 offered in the Fall, 102 
in tlie Sprittg.) 

lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRITING SEMINAR McCarthy, McCuUoh 

Writing-intensive study (in English) of selected topics. Satisfies the composition requirement. Limited to first-year 
students. 



122 — German 



103 INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY GERMAN (2 CREDITS) Henke 

For beginners. Introduction and development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing 
along with presentation of the fundamental structures of German. Requires online work and participation 
in AT sessions. Meets six class hours per week. [Equivalent to German 101 and 102, counting for two 
courses.] (Spring) 

201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN McCarthy 

Continuing work in developing language skUls, with strong emphasis on speaking and writing. The 
course requires online work and participation in AT sessions. Fulfills the foreign language requirement. 

Prerequisite: Geiinan 102, 103, or placeinetit. (Fall) 

230 GERMAN LITERARY MASTERPIECES (IN TRANS.) McCuUoh 

Taught in English, this course offers students an overview of some of the major authors and works of 
German literature that are significant (1) in their own right, (2) for the German literary tradition, and (3) 
because of their relationship to English and American literature. We will explore a variety of periods 
(Enlightenment, Romanticism, Poetic Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism) and genres (drama, novella, 
novel, opera, poetry, and film). (Fall) 

232 BURNING BOOKS (IN TRANS.) Henke 

Would the six million Jews have lived had the estimated 100 million books not been destroyed? What is it 
about books that suggests such a link to the human condition? Using the 1933 book burnings as its point 
of departure, this course explores the nature of literature in the context of the Third Reich. As you learn 
about Nazi Germany and the imaginary, Uterarv resistance to it, you will also be introduced to some basic 
methods of literary criticism. The end of the course is devoted to literary representations of the Holocaust. 
Taught in English. (Not offered 2008-09.) 

234 DEFINING "GERMANNESS" (IN TRANS.) McCuUoh 

This course explores the manner in which Germany and Germans are depicted in literature and film, 
primarily film adaptations of those literary works, including both German and " Hollywood" films. Fictional 
representations of "Germanness" are subjected to critical scrutiny and analysis, from Remarque's AH Quiet 
on the Western Front (1929) and its first American screen adaptation to the consummately wholesome The 
Sound of Music to the scathingly critical films of Fassbinder to the playfully satiric Schulze Gets the Blues. 
Texts are in English translation, German films have subtities. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

238 BERLIN STORIES AND HISTORIES (IN TRANS.) Henke 

Examines Berlin's turbulent history-from its founding and the eventual rise of Prussia to German 
Imperialism, the Weimar Republic, National Socialism, the Cold War, urdfication, and European 
integration. Our goal will be to illuminate how German historical continuities and transformations are 
reflected, anticipated, legitimated in the arts; predominantly in literature, but also in architecture, painting, 
and filnr. Attendance at screenings is mandatory. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

240 GERMAN/ AMERICAN CONNECTIONS ON FILM (IN TRANS.) McCarthy 

Examines German and Hollywood cinema's long history of mutually beneficial and antagonistic 
relations. Topics include German Expressionism, film noir, trans- Atiantic stars. New German Cinema's 
representations of America, German cameramen Karl Freund and Michael BaUhaus, and today's 
Hollywood-inspired German filmmakers. Satisfies requirements for the Concentration in Film and Media 
Studies. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



German — 123 



242 HOLLYWOOD ALTERNATIVES, FROM GERMANY AND BEYOND (IN TRANS.) McCarthy 
An overview of historical and contemporary attempts to challenge Hollywood's dominant cinematic 
codes, which examines Weimar and New German Cinema, Russian montage, French New Wave, "Art 
house" cinema of the 1960s, independent film of the 1990s, plus several contemporary European fUms. 

Satisfies requirements for the Conceiitration in Film and Media Studies. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

244 SCREENING GENDER (IN TRANS.) McCarthy 

A look at gender in German, Hollywood and various European films and how it reflects cultural 
assumptions, anxieties and fantasies. The larger social and historical context for representations of gender 
will also be examined. Satisfies requirements for the Conce^ttration in Fihn and Media Studies. (Not offered 2009- 
10.) 

250 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LLTERARY STUDIES McCulloh 

An introduction to authors, genres, and periods in German literature as well as methods of literary criticism. 
Close reading, discussion, and analytical writing in German about key original texts from various periods 
and traditions. Prerequisite: German 201 or placement. (Spring) 

260 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CULTURAL STUDIES Henke 

Close attention to the various answers to the questions: "Was ist Deutsch?" and "What does the study of 
German culture entail?" Texts drawn from various discourses, including history, literature, film, visual 
arts, political and social science, as well as journalism and popular culture. Prerequisite: German 201 or 
placement. (Fall) 

270 CONTEMPORARY GERMANY Denham 

Examination of contemporary life in Germany. Texts include current newspapers and magazines, 
supplemented by video and film. Emphasis on composition and conversation. Strongly recommended for 
students planning to study in Germany. Prerequisite: Gennan 201 or placement. (Fall) 

111 GERMAN MASS MEDL^ Henke 

Taught in German, this course provides an overview of the foundations and organization of mass media 
in Germany. An in-depth, sometimes comparative look at specific newspapers, magazines, radio and 
television shows, as well as internet sites will illuminate how those media shape German notions of reality. 
The course is designed to help students improve their language skills: reading, writing, listening, dialogic 
and monologic speaking. Prerequisite: German 201 or placement. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

298 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topics of the study, reviews the student's work on a regular basis, and evaluates the student's 
accomplishment. Either one major paper or a series of shorter ones will be among the requirements. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the department chair. (Fall and Spring) 

330 GOETHE AND SCHILLER (IN TRANS.) Henke 

Taught in English, this course introduces students to the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749- 
1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), arguably the two most prominent figures of German literary 
history. We will trace their development from the defiant Storm and Stress years to the balanced harmony 
of the classical period while paying close attention to the literary and intellectual traditions in which the 
two authors participated. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



124 — German 



332 MODERNISM (IN TRANS.) Denham 

An interdisciplinary study in English of modernist movements in Central Europe between 1890 and 
1940. Topics covered include literary movements (Naturalism, Expressionism, New Realism); artistic 
movements (Blue Rider, the Bridge, JugendstU, Neue Sachhchkeit, Bauhaus); music (Neo-Romanticism, 
Second Viennese School, Jazz); culture and politics (Freud, fascism, urbanism, film, anti-Semitism). Some 
key figures include: Kandinsky, Klee, Gropius, Rilke, Kafka, Luxemburg, Modersohn-Becker, Th. Mann, 
Musil, Doblin, Nietzsche, Lasker-Schiiler, Hitler, Riefenstahl, Trakl, R. Strauss, Torberg, Jiinger. (Not offered 
2009-10.) 

334 MODERN GERMAN THEATER (IN TRANS.) " Henke, McCuUoh 

This course concentrates on pivotal German, Swiss, and Austrian authors in the history of the modem 
stage. The list of influential writers includes, but is not limited to, Wedekind, Brecht, Frisch, Dtirrenmatt, 
and more recent documentary dramatists such as Rolf Hochhuth and Heiner Kipphardt. Students wlU 
explore the political and social contexts in which the various works arose in early modem and pre- and 
post-war Europe, and, as in the case of Brecht, in exile in Scandinavia and the United States. It wiU be 
taught in English. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

336 MEMORY IN FILM (IN TRANS.) McCarthy 

Examines personal and collective memory in a variety of cultural contexts and the strategies which film 
and literature use to represent it. We v^l also analyze the roles that tmth-telling, trauma and national 
narratives play in memory's construction. From the German context, we wiU look specifically at cultural 
and social memory in understanding Germany's twentieth-century history. More generally, and in light of 
James Frey's controversial autobiography, we will examine general assumptions around memory and the 
extent to which it can be accurately rendered. Satisfies requirements for the Concentration in Film and Media 
Studies. (Spring) 

340 ENVIRONMENTALISM ON FILM (IN TRANS.) McCarthy 

Examines environmentalism in the German and American context via filmic representations and their 
part, in tum, in shaping national identity. Satisfies requirements for ilie Concentration in Film and Media Studies 
and the Environmmtal Studies Concentration. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

350 MODERNES DRAMA Henke, McCulloh 

Overview of modem German drama in the context of major developments in German, Swiss, and Austrian 
theater. Playwrights discussed include Biichner, Brecht, FleiCer, Diirrenmatt, Frisch, Weifi, Bemhard, 
Tabori, Meinhof, and Jelinek. Taught in GeiTnan. Prerequisite: German 250 or permission of tlie instructor. 
(Spring) 

352 DER BILDUNGSROMAN Denham 

A study of BUdungsroman, in German. Four main texts are Karl Phillip Moritz, Anton Reiser ; Goethe, 
Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre ; Gottfried Keller, Der grirne Heinrich ; and Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg 
. A look as well toward other traditions of the novel of education and the school novel from Rousseau to 
Harry Potter . Prerequisite: Gennan 250 or pertJiission of tlie instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

354 CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE McCarthy 

Overview of German literature since 1989, with particular emphasis on prose fiction and popular literature. 
Authors discussed include Gtinter Grass, Judith Hermann, Florian HUes, Daniel Kehlmann, and JuH Zeh, 
among others. Taught in German. Prerequisite: German 250 or permission of the instructor. (Fall) 



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354 CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE McCarthy 

Overview of German literature since 1989, with particular emphasis on prose fiction and popular literature. 
Authors discussed include Gunter Grass, Judith Hermann, Florian lUies, Daniel Kehlmann, and Juh Zeh, 
among others. Taught in German. Prerequisite: German 250 or pennission of tJie instructor. Satisfies a major 
requirement in German and the literature distribution requirement. 

380-389 STUDIES IN GERMAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, CULTURE 
Courses taken with Duke/ Davidson in Berlin. (Fall and Spring) 

398 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

For majors, minors, and other advanced students. Independent study under the direction and supervision 
of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topics of the study, reviews the student's work on a 
regular basis, and evaluates the student's accomplishment. Either one major paper or a series of shorter 
ones wlU be among the requirements. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and tlie department chair. (Fall 
and Spring) 

430449 SEMINARS (IN TRANS.) Denham, McCarthy 

Courses numbered 430-449 are seminars taught in translation. Specific topics are announced in advance 
of registration. (Fall) 

450-479 SEMINARS Staff 

Courses numbered 450479 are seminars taught in German. Specific topics are announced in advance of 
registration. Prerequisite: German 250 or permission of tlie instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

495 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM Henke 

The Senior Colloquium wUl explore issues pertinent to German Studies and discuss research strategies. 
Each student will complete a thesis, in German or in English, directed by an appropriate department 
member. Defense upon invitation only. (Spring) 

498 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

For majors or minors. Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who 
reviews and approves the topics of the study, reviews the student's work on a regular basis, and evaluates 
the student's accomplishment. Either one major paper or a series of shorter ones wiU be among the 
requirements. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the department dnir. (Fall and Spring) 



RUSSIAN 

Placement: Students who have studied Russian prior to entering Davidson but have not been 
awarded college credit for it will take a placement test at Davidson and will be placed at a level 
appropriate to them on the basis of the test, their language experience, and an oral interview. 
No student with a background of Russian study may take Russian 101 for credit without the 
permission of the department. 

Although Davidson does not offer a Russian major at this time, students may pursue a major 
related to Russian through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. 



126 — Russian 



Minor Requirements: Elementary and Intermediate Russian 201 and 202 are required for 
the minor. Ln addition, students must take six courses, at least three of which must be taken at 
Davidson. These must include: 

1. At least four courses in literature or advanced language selected from the following: 
Russian 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 301, 319, 320, 395, 396, 401, 410 and courses taken abroad 
with departmental approval (329-379). No more than two courses may be courses in 
literature in, translation. 

2. History 125 or a comparable course taken abroad. 

With departmental approval, one of the six courses may be a second history course from the 
list above, or Political Science 336 (Russian/ Post-Soviet States Politics). 

Study Abroad: Students minoring in Russian are strongly encouraged to study abroad. All 
students are eligible to participate in the Davidson in Moscow program. The department will 
advise students concerning opportunities for spending a semester or academic year in Russia. 

Rational for Russian Course Numbering 

Russian 100-level courses are elementary language courses that introduce students to the basic 
sound, writing, and case systems of Russian. Students also learn to read, write, and converse on a 
number of basic themes related to their families and lives at college. 

Russian 200-level courses are intermediate courses that lead students to more advanced proficiency 
in reading, writing, and oral skills. Students learn the grammar (participles, verbal adverbs, motion 
verbs) necessary for reading authentic Russian texts and writing essays. They learn to read, wTite 
and converse on a broad range of themes. Russian 201 completes the language requirement and is 
prerequisite for Russian 202. 200-level courses taught in translation require no knowledge of Russian, 
nor do they presuppose familiarity with the methods of literary and cultural criticism. 

Russian 300-level courses are advanced-intermediate level language courses. Students register for 
independent studies in Russian (395/396) after completing Russian 202 and spending a summer 
or semester studying in Russia. These courses combine special topics in literature and culture with 
advanced Russian grammar and essay writing. Courses taught in translation presuppose familiarity 
with the basic methods of literary and cultural criticism. 

Russian 400-level courses are seminars taught in translation and are suitable for aU students with a 
strong background in literary or cultural studies. 



101, 102 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I AND H Ewington 

For beginners. Introduction and development of basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, 
along with presentation of the Cyrillic alphabet, fundamental sounds and structures of Russian and a 
general introduction to Russian culture. Each course requires work with audio, video, and computer 
exercises and participation in organized drill sessions. Prerequisite for Russian 102: Russian 101 or placement. 
(101 offered in the Fall, 102 in the Spring.) 

lOlWFIRST-YEAR WRITING SEMINAR Ewington 

Sample topics include Russia and the West and Women in Russian Literature. Satisfies tlie composition 
requiremerit. Limited to first-year students. (Fall) 

201 E^]TERMEDL^TE RUSSIAN I Ewington 

Continuing work in development of basic skills of Russian, with an emphasis on speaking and reading 
literary texts and newspapers. Prerequisite: Russian 102 or placement. (Fall) 



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202 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN 11 Staff- 

For those who wish to continue toward advanced levels of Russian. Prerequisite: Russian 201 or placement 
{As enrollment ivarrants.) 

293 TOPICS IN RUSSIAN CULTURE IN TRANSLATION Staff 
Selected topics in Russian culture in English translation. Sample topics include St. Petersburg, Post-Soviet 
Culture, Stalinism, Soviet and Russian film. The Poet in Russian Culture. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

294 TOPICS IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION Ewington 
Selected topics in Russian literahire in translation. Sample topics include Women in Russian Literature, 
Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, the Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel, the Twentieth-Century Russian Novel. 
(Not offered 2009-10.) 

295 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 
A topic chosen by the student and researched under the direction of the faculty member, who reviews and 
approves the topic and determines the means of evaluation of the student's work. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

RUS 301 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN Ewington 

Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and vrating. Prerequisite: Russian 202. 
(As enrollment warrants.) 

319 CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA Staff 
Discussions and written assignments based on excerpts from current newspapers, magazines, and films, 
focusing on recent Russian history, literature, and daily Ufe. Prerequisite: Russian 202. (As enrollment wan-ants.) 

320 MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LLTERATURE Staff 
Advanced reading and discussion on works by some of the following authors: Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, 
Tolstoy, Turgenev, Mayakovsky, Bulgakov, Pasternak, Akhmatova, and Tolstaya. Prerequisite: Russian 202. 
(As enrollment warrants.) 

329-379 COURSES TAKEN IN A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING COUNTRY 

Russian courses numbered 329-379 represent courses taken in a Russian-speaking country. The permanent 

record will show a short title (in English) reflecting the topic of the course taken abroad. 

395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS Staff 

Advanced study under the direction of the faculty member, who reviews and approves the topic and determines 
the means of evaluation of the student's work. Prereqinsite: Pennission oftlie instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

401 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS Staff 

Study of a specific author, genre, theme, or aspect of culture. Readings, compositions, oral reports, and 
discussions in Russian. Prereqinsite: Permission of the instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

410 SPECIAL TOPICS \N TRANSLATION EWINGTON 

Intensive reading and discussion of a single Russian writer or aspect of Russian culture at the advanced 
level. Sample authors include Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. Counts toward the major requirement 
in English. (Spring) 



128 — Greek/History 



GREEK 



See the Classics Department for Greek course information. 



HISTORY 



Professors: Barnes (On leave), Berkey, Krentz, Levering, McMillen (Chair), Thomas, 

Wertheimer 
Associate Professors: Aldridge (On leave. Spring), Dietz, Guasco, Mangan (JYA, Fall) 
Assistant Professors: Dennis (On leave. Fall), Pegelow Kaplan (On leave), Tilburg (On 

leave. Fall) 
Fellow: Simmons 

Distribution Reqiiireinaits: Any course in History numbered between 101 and 394 may be 
counted toward the distribution requirement in History. 

Cultural Diversiti/ Requirement: History 162, 163, 171, 175, 176, 183, 184, 218, 264, 282, 302, 303, 
335, 350, 357, 364, 365, 375, 381, 383, 385, 386, 451, 464, 465, 472, and 475 are options for fulfilling 
the cultural diversity requirement. 

Advanced Placement Credit: Students normally receive credit for History 122 or 141 when 
they have earned a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination in European or American 
History of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students normally receive credit for a 100-level 
course, as appropriate, when they have earned a score of 7 or 6 on the Higher Level Examination 
in History of the International Baccalaureate Program. No more than two such courses may count 
toward the major. 

Major Requirements: Eleven courses in history above 101, including: 

1. At least three, but no more than four, 100-level courses above 101, normally to be 
completed by the end of the second year, divided among at least three of the following 
areas (see note 2): 

a. Pre-Modem Europe (109, 110, 111, 112, 119, Humanities I) 

b. Modem Europe (120, 121, 122, 125, Humanities II) 

c. United States (141, 142) 

d. Latin America, India, Far East, Middle East, China (162, 163, 171, 175, 176, 183, 184) 
Note: Students who have completed the Humanities Program receive credit for 
one 100-level course in either a or b, but not both. 

2. One course numbered between 200 and 298, to be taken at Davidson College and 
normally to be completed by the end of the second year. 

3. Four to six courses between 299 and 479, at least one of which must be a topical seminar 
at the 400-level. 

4. History 480 (Senior Research Seminar), or History 488/489 (Kelley Honors Seminar). 
Notes: (1) One regular course applied to the major must deal substantially with 
the pre-modem period (109-119, 162, 171, 175, 183, 215, 218, 311-319, 321, 322, 
383, 385, 414, 415, 416, 421, 422, 465, 475, 478, HUM I or suitable ti-ansfer course). 
(2) Most courses numbered below 300 are not open to seniors; those 300 and above are 
normally not open to first-year students. Seminars are open only to juniors and seniors. 



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(3) History majors may elect to apply the following course toward requirements at the 
300 level: GER 231 (only the Denham/ Holocaust section). 

(4) Normally, at least seven 

(5) If abroad or attending another institution, a student can receive up to two 
credits for a semester away from Davidson; for a year, up to three courses. Any 
history course taken at another institution for which a student desires major credit 
must be discussed with the Department chair before leaving and after returning. 

(6) Davidson's Cambridge Summer Program counts as one history credit at the 300-level. 

(7) of the courses used to satisfy the major are to be taken at Davidson. 

Honors Requirements: Candidates for admission to the honors program in history must have 
an overall grade point average of 3.2 after the fall semester of the junior year. Honors candidates 
must write an honors thesis and defend it orally in History 488/489 (the Kelley Seminar) during 
the senior year. To qualify for honors at graduation, candidates must have earned an average of 
3.5 or above in the major, an "A" or "A-" on the thesis (History 489), and an overall average of 3.2 
or above. 

T7ie Kendrick K. Kelley Program in Historical Studies represents a living memorial to Ken Kelley, 
Class of '63, an honors history graduate who was killed in 1968 while serving in Vietnam. The 
Kelley Program seeks to enrich the academic experience of students majoring in history and to 
encourage them to emulate Ken Kelley's virtues and achievements. 

The program has three components. First, junior history majors who have grade point averages 
of at least 3.2 are invited to apply to the Kelley Program. Those admitted enroll in a year-long 
Kelley Seminar (History 488/489) for seniors which culminates in the writing of a thesis, which 
authors defend orally. Travel funds enable Kelley Scholars to pursue research in distant libraries 
and archives. The Kelley Lecture Series brings distinguished historians to the Davidson campus. 
Also, the Kelley Award annually recognizes the senior history major who best exemplifies Ken 
Kelley's personal qualities: superior academic performance, self-effacing leadership, and personal 
integrity. 

History Courses: 

100-level courses cover a broad sweep of history and cover a particular region, such as Modem 
Europe, U.S. History to 1877, and Latin America to 1825. Most are open to all students except seniors; 
a few do admit seniors. 

200-level courses teach skills in historical research and writing. They are limited to twenty students, 
and each one covers a fairly specific topic, such as Piracy in the Americas or Jihad and the Crusade. 
They are open to all students. One is required of all history majors before the senior year. 

300-level courses focus on a particular topic, include more reading and writing than survey courses, 
and usually require a research paper. Typical courses are Civil War and Reconstruction and The 
Explosion of Christendom. They are open to everyone except first-year students. 

400-level courses are seminars that are limited to twelve students. They are discussion-based courses 
that require a major research paper. Examples include The French Revolution and Law, Justice, and 
Human Rights in China They are open to juniors and seniors. 

480 and the Kelley program, 488/489 are only open to senior History majors. 
No history course has a prerequisite. 



130 — History 



lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRITING SEMINAR . Staff 

Selected topics in history, e.g., "Individuals and Society in the Early Republic, 1787-1837" and "American 
Reformers and Utopians." Open only to first-year students. Satisfies the composition requirement. 

109 GREEK HISTORY (=CLA 231) Krentz 
(Cross-Hsted as Classics 231). Introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece. 

110 ROMAN HISTORY (= CLA 232) Krentz 
(Cross-listed as Classics 232). Introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Roman world. 

112 THE MEDIEVAL MILLENNIUM: EUROPE, C. 500-1500 ' Barnes 

Medieval Europe from the late Roman era to the 15th century, with emphasis on the importance of the 
medieval period in the shaping of Western civilization. 

119 ENGLAND TO 1688 Dietz 
Political, constitutional, religious, and social history of England from Roman times through the medieval 
and early modem periods. 

120 BRTTAIN SINCE 1688 Dietz 
The rise of the first urban industrial society, its period of world dominance, and the effects of its subsequent 
loss of status as a world power. Special emphasis on the political and social development of Britain since 
the Revolution of 1688. 

121 EARLY MODERN EUROPE Barnes 
Significant political, socio-economic, and intellectual currents in European history from the Renaissance 
through the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. 

122 EUROPE SINCE 1789 Tilburg 
Significant political, socio-economic, and intellectual currents in European history since 1789. 

125 HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA, 1855-2000 Pegelow Kaplan 

Survey of modem Russia from the "Great Reforms" imder Tsar Alexander H up to the struggles of the 
"Second Russian Republic" headed by President Boris Yeltsin. 

141 THE UNLTED STATES TO 1877 Guasco, McMillen 
American history from the first English settlements through the Civil War and Reconstmction Era. 

142 THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1 877 Aldridge, Levering, McMillen, Wertheimer 
American histor)' since the end of Reconstruction up to the modem day. 

162 LATIN AMERICA TO 1825 Mangan 

A survey of Latin American history from the eve of Spain's conquest of the Americas to the era of Latin 
American independence from Spain. An introduction to the societies of the Americas and the major social, 
political, and economic themes following the arrival of Europeans to the Americas. Prerequisite: Satisfies the 
culhiral diversihj requirement. 



History— 131 



163 LATIN AMERICA, 1825 TO PRESENT Mangan 

Introduction to the history of modem Latin America, emphasizing major political events, economic trends, 
and important changes in Latin American society, with particular attention to ethnicity, class, and gender. 
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

171 INDIA Thomas 

Indian sub-continent from prehistoric times to the present. Focuses on contributions of Hindu, Buddhist, 
Jain, and Islamic traditions; history of British rule; origins of Indian nationalism; rise of independent India, 
Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

175 ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 600-1500 Berkey 

Political, social, cultural and religious history of the Middle East from late antiquity to the end of the 
Middle Ages. Cultural identity and political legitimacy within Classical and medieval Islamic civilization. 

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

HIS 176 ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1500 Berkey 

History of the Middle East from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Cultural aspects of contact 
and conflict between the Middle East and the West and of Islam's response to the challenge of modernity. 

Satisfies the cultural diversiti/ requirement. 

183 EAST ASIAN HISTORY UNTIL 1600 Dennis 
China and Japan from prehistorical origins to 1600. Includes Chinese philosophical traditions, culture, 
and politics, and the Qin, Sui, Tang, Song, and Ming dynasties, and their influences on Asia. The Japanese 
section covers growth from the Chinese tradition to the establishment of empire, including the creation of 
a samurai culture. Satisfies the cultural diversity requiremetit. 

184 EAST ASIAN HISTORY, 1600 TO THE PRESENT Dennis 
Provides an overview of the last four centuries of Chinese and Japanese history, covering political, 
economic, social, and military developments. Satisfies the cultural diversitij requirement. 

215 MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT IN PRE-MODERN EUROPE Barnes 

An introduction to medieval and early modem beliefs and practices that were emphatically rejected by 
the modem scientific outlook, but continue to pose major challenges for historians of Westem thought and 
culture. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

218 JIFIAD AND CRUSADE Berkey 

A study of the history of religious violence. Topics include the relationship between religion and violence 
in a number of different traditions, with a special focus on the history of violent conflict between the Islamic 
world and the West. Prerequisite: Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement. 

225 WOMEN AND WORK: GENDER AND SOCIETY IN BRTTAIN, 1700-1918 Dietz 

An examination of British women's lives and social relations with regard to production— artistic, domestic, 
industrial, intellectual, etc. — in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. 

228 THE MODERN BODY: GENDER, SEX, AND POLmCS IN FRANCE Tilburg 

One of the greatest "discoveries" of modem historical thought has been that even the human body has aspects 
that are historically contingent. Examines the way historians of modem France tackled the history of the body. 



132 — History 



244 SETTLEMENT OF THE AMERICAN WEST, 1800-1900 . McMiUen 

An examination of three controversial issues connected with the settlement of the American West — gender, 
race, and environment. 

246 FIRES, FAMINES, AND FLOODS: ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS IN U.S. HISTORY McMillen 
An examination of various environmental disasters: what happened; the impact they had; how people, 
governmental agencies, and institutions responded to them; and how they changed the course of American 
history. 

252 THE UNITED STATES FROM 1900 TO 1945 ' ^^' Wertheimer 
An examination of United States history and controversies about it during the first half of the 20th century. 
Topics include the Progressive Era, the "Roaring Twenties," the Great Depression, and the two world 
wars. 

253 THE UNTTED STATES SINCE 1945 Wertheimer 
An examination of United States history and controversies about it from World War 11 to the present. 
Topics include the Cold War, the upheavals of the 1960s, and the "New Right." 

255 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE Aldridge 
American popular culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include sports, popular music, theatre, 
motion pictures and television. 

256 THE 1960S: AN EXPLOSIVE DECADE Levering 
An examination of America's political, social, and cultural history of the 1960s, addressing politics, the 
Great Society, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and race relations, the student revolt and 
counter-culture, the women's and environmental movements, and the decade's legacies. 

257 AFRICAN AMERICANS AND US FOREIGN POLICY Aldridge 
An examination of African American engagement vdth U.S. foreign relations in the 20th century. 

262 PIRACY IN THE AMERICAS Guasco 

An examination of the history of piracy in the Atlantic world, primarily in the 17th and 18th centuries. 
Special consideration given to the emergence of the sea rovers, the social composition of pirate communities, 
and the ongoing fascination with swashbucklers and peg-legged captains. 

264 REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA "' Mangan 

Case studies of revolution and rebellion in Latin America. Satisfies tJie cultural diversity requirement. 

302 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 Aldridge 
African American experience from the colonial period through the Reconstruction era. Topics include the 
slave trade, the institution of slavery, free blacks, slave revolts, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and 
African American culture. Satisfies the cultural diversity recjuiretnent. 

303 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 Aldridge 
African American experience since the end of Reconstruction. Topics include the origins of the Jim Crow 
system, the Harlem Renaissance, black participation in the military, and the civil rights movement. Satisfies 
the cultural diversity requirement. 



History — 133 



307 AMEmCAN WOMEN, 1840 TO THE PRESENT McMillen 

Women in the United States from 1840 to the present, with emphasis on educational and work 
opportunities, the suffrage movement, women's roles in two World Wars, and the ongoing struggle for 
women's equality. 

314 ATHENIAN LAW (= CLA 334) Krentz 

(Cross-listed as Classics 334). Analysis of the Athenian legal process in a discussion-intensive approach 
using surviving Athenian speeches as case studies. 

317 THE EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE Barnes 

Basic social and cultural shifts, in Italy, northern Europe, and Iberia from the 14th century to the 16th 
century. Special attention to the varieties and implications of humanism, and the effects of the printing 
press, religious and political conflicts, and encounters with the world beyond Europe. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

321 THE EXPLOSION OF CHRISTENDOM: EUROPE IN THE 16TH CENTURY Barnes 
The great religious and social upheavals of the Reformation era, with close attention to Protestant, Catholic, 
and radical movements and their broader consequences for Western society. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

322 THE AGE OF DISCOVERY, 1492-1700 Guasco, Mangan 
Exploration of the European voyages of discovery, cross-cxiltural encoimters, and the conquest of the 
Americas in the early modem period. Special attention to issues of race and ethnicity and the roles of 
religion, disease, technology, and the circulation of ideas throughout the Atlantic world. 

325 BRTTAIN FROM 1688 TO 1832 Dietz 

The evolution of British society and culture during the "Long Eighteenth Century," v^th emphasis on the 
reaction to an age of revolution— the Glorious Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Revolution 
and French Revolution. 

328 BOHEMIAN FRANCE; ART, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY, 1789-1945 Tilburg 

The development of modem art and culture in France, as it relates to cataclysmic changes of the 18th and 
19th centuries. Traces the way that Enlightenment thought threaded and stmctured artistic and literary 
movements from the French Revolution to World War 1. 

331 HISTORY OF GERMANY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT, 1871-1990 Pegelow Kaplan 
The foundation of the first German nation state in 1871 to German unification of 1990. Examines modem 
German history in the context of cross-regional exchanges, inter-cultural connections, and European-wide 
and global fransformations. 

332 EUROPEAN METROPOLIS, 1870-1914 Tilburg 
The political, cultural, and intellectual history of the turn of the century through the prism of some of 
Europe's most sparkling cities: Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, London, and Vienna. 

335 COMPARATIVE GENOCIDE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Pegelow Kaplan 

Infroduction to key concepts in genocide studies with an examination of specific cases of twentieth-century 
genocides including the Ottoman mass murder of Armenians; the Holocaust; mass crimes in Cambodia 
and Bosnia; and the Rwandan genocide. Specific attention on the role of mass media and the international 
community's politics of naming and intervention. Satisfies tJie cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



134 — History 



336 EUROPEAN WOMEN AND GENDER, 1650-PRESENT Tilburg 
The contributions of women in modem Eujope, as well as the ways that gender difference was employed 
in constructing political and social relations. Topics include scientific debates and women, the birth of 
feminism, women and the Industrial Revolution, prostitution, women and fascism, and changing concepts 
of masculinity. 

337 CULTURES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF IMPERL\LISM: GERMANY AND 

GREAT BRTTAIN 1840-1945 Pegelow Kaplan 

From the first Opium War in China in 1840 to the end of the Second World War in 1945. A comparative 
investigation of British and German imperialism that shows how intersecting cultural and technological 
transformations have remade perceptions and subjectivities of colonizers and colonized alike. 

340 COLONIAL AMERICA Guasco 
Foimdation and development of the British North American colonies to 1763. Examines colonial America 
as the product of Old World elements in a unique New World environment. 

341 THE ERA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Guasco 
The colonial movement from resistance to revolution; early republican thought and the adoption of state 
constitutions; the War for Independence; political and socioeconomic struggles of the Confederation 
period; the origins of the federal Constitution; and the Revolution's social impact. 

343 ITiE OLD SOUTH McMiUen 
The American South from colonial origins to secession, including the structure of southern society, 
the economy, slavery, growth of Southern sectionalism, the role of women, intellectual and cultural 
developments, and events leading up to the Civil War. 

344 THE SOUTH SINCE 1865 McMillen 
Political, economic, and social developments in the South since the Civil War. Focus on Reconstruction, 
Populism, racism, the Depression, the flourishing of the "Sun Belt" after 1945, and the civil rights 
movement. 

346 THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION McMillen 

Origins of sectional conflict; the battie front and home front, military, political, and social transformations 
of the war years; the upheavals of the Reconstruction era; and the legacies of the era for modem America. 

349 THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE '' Levering 
America's involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975. Examines diplomatic, military, political, social, and 
domestic aspects of American intervention. 

350 AFRICAN AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY Aldridge 
Key African American thinkers and intellectual movements from the mid-19th century to the present. 
Persons and subjects examined include W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, black nationalism, 
assimilation, the Harlem Renaissance, black feminism, liberalism, and conservatism. Satisfies t]ie cultural 
diversity reciuiremmt. 

354 UNLTED STATES FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1939 Levering 

American foreign relations during a period of global political, economic, and military leadership. Topics 
include World War H, Cold War and detente, Vietnam War, and relations with the Third World. 



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355 AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY Wertheimer 

Law in American history from English settlement to the present. Topics include the origins and evolution of 
the United States legal system; law and economic development; race, sex, and the law; the legal profession; 
industrialization and the regulatory state; and individual liberties and civil rights. 

357 THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES Aldridge 

An examination of the American civil rights movement's origins; its diverse strains of thought; its legal 
issues, strategies, and grassroots efforts; and its legacies. Satisfies tlie ciilhiral di'oersih/ reqiiiranent. 

364 GENDER AND HISTORY IN LATIN AMERICA Mangan 
Women's and men's experiences and how gender roles have shaped the social and political history of 
Latin America. Themes include conquest encounters, elite and religious notions of gender propriety, labor 
roles, and political activism. Satisfies the cultural diversity reqxdrement. 

365 ISSUES IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY Mangan 
Study of major issues in Latin American history such as colonial rule, rebellion, social change, political 
structure, and imperialism. Readings and themes emphasize historical events and issues in Peruvian 
cities and/ or regions of Arequipa, Cuzco, and Lima to complement travel experiences of the Davidson-in- 
Arequipa program. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

375 NATIONALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE MODERN ARAB WORLD Berkey 

European colonialism and American involvement in the Middle East and the Arab response. Great Power 
politics, nationalist ideology, and cultural identity in the Arab world. Satisfies Hk adhwal diversity requirement 

381 ASIA DURING THE ERA OF WESTERN IMPERIALISM Thomas 

British, French, Portuguese, and Spanish colonialism in Asia. History of colonial rule and Asian reactions; 
emergence of nationalism; birth of independent nations; and post-colonial relations among nations. Satisfies 
the cultural diversity requirement. 

383 PRE-MODERN JAPAN Dennis 

Japanese history from ancient times to 1868. Topics include the origins of Japanese civilization, state and 
society, economy, law, connections to the outside world, daUy life and customs, family, sexuality, warfare 
and the samurai, arts, literature, and religion. Satisfies the cultural diversitxj requiretnent. 

385 HISTORY OF IMPERIAL CHINA, 900-1800 Dennis 
Survey of late imperial Chinese history with topics covering the environment, daily life, family, kinship, 
sex, government, law, military, economy, science, medicine, print culture, and travel. Satisfies the cidtural 
diversity requirement. 

386 HISTORY OF MODERN CHINA Dennis 
Chinese history from 1840 to the present, including China's transformation from a Confucian empire 
to a socialist state, and its more recent conversion into an authoritarian regime promoting wealth and 
nationalism. Satisfies the cultural diversity requiretnent. 

390 DAVIDSON SUMMER PROGRAM AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSFTY 

Limited to thirty students, the Davidson Summer Program at Cambridge focuses on the history and 

literature of late 18th- and 19th-century Britain. Students may receive credit for either English or History. 



136 — History 



395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Reading and research on a special subject and writing of a substantial paper. Under the direction and 
supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of the independent study. Admission 
with permission of the professor, who will also evaluate the student's work. Does not satisfy distribution 
requirement. 

History 480 and 488/489 are ojfered every year. Topical seminars are offered on a rotating basis. 

415 ALEXANDER THE GREAT (= CLA 435) Krentz 

(Cross-listed CLA 435) Investigation of Alexander's career from its grounding in Phillip ll's Macedon to 
his intentions at the time of his premature death. Emphasis on military, political, and religious questions. 

Prereqidsite: Permission of the Instructor. 

420 THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Dietz 
An examination of how 17th-century English men and women turned their world "upside down." 
Emphasis on the political, social, and religious causes and consequences of the Great Rebellion of 1640-1660. 

421 EVERYDAY LIFE IN RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION EUROPE Barnes 
Material circumstances, customs, and assumptions of daily living in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, 
especially among common folk. Possible topics include: family Ufe, sexual mores, popular entertainment, 
magic, witchcraft, crime and punishment. (Not ojfered 2009-10.) 

1)21 GENDER IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE (C. 15TH-18TH CENTURIES) Dietz 

From Christine de Pisan to Mary WoUstonecraft. An examination of changing roles, expectations, and 
desires of men and women, with particular emphasis on their interaction. 

424 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Tilburg 

The history and historiography of the French Revolution through books, paintings, music, and film. 

426 VICTORUVN PEOPLE Dietz 
Society and culture of Victorian Britain through the lens of some of its more captivating personalities and 
their writings. Possible figures include: Charles Darwin, George Eliot, William Gladstone, William Morris, 
and Sidney and Beatrice Webb. 

427 EUROPEAN CONSUMER CULTURE: 1750 TO THE PRESENT Tilburg 
The history and historiography of consumer culture in Europe from the 18th century through the 1980s. 
The lens of consumerism reveals the momentous economic, social, and political transformations of the 
modem era, up to and including the controversial process of "Americanization" following World War 11. 

433 THE HOLOCAUST: INTERPRETATION, MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION Pegelow Kaplan 
The origins and execution of the Nazi genocide during World War H, as well as realities for and responses 
of European Jews and memorializing and representing the Holocaust in post-war Germany, the U.S., and 
Israel. (Nofo/ercrf 2009-10.) 

440 SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAS Guasco 

Comparative exploration of the foundation and development of slavery in the western hemisphere 
since 1492. Topics include the transatiantic slave trade, work and labor, resistance and rebellion, and the 
articulation of African culture throughout the Americas. 



History— 137 



441 NATIVES AND NEWCOMERS EvJ EARLY AMERICA ' Guasco 

Encounter between indigenous peoples and English, French, and Spanish newcomers in North America. 
Special emphasis on the clash of cultures in spiritual, material, and physical realms and how Europeans 
and Indians created a distinctive American landscape by the end of the eighteenth century. 

446 PRESIDENTS AND FIRST LADIES Levering 

Presidents and first ladies from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt through Ronald and Nancy Reagan. 
Emphasis on their goals and policies, their successes and failures, and the changing meanings of 
"liberalism" and "conservatism" that they represented. 

448 THE 1950S: A CRITICAL DECADE McMiUen 

From Korea to Montgomery, McCarthy to Elvis: an exploration of the events, personalities, and culture of 
the 1950s in United States history. 

451 AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HISTORY Aldridge 

A study of African American cultural history with particular focus on the 20th century. Specific artistic 
and cultural forms studied may include the visual arts, music, dance, film, and television in their historical 
context. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

455 LAW AND SOCIETY IN AMERICAN HISTORY Wertheimer 

Selected topics in U.S. legal history. Seminar members will work collaboratively on a large-scale research 
project. 

464 RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA Mangan 
Exploration of the nexus between religion and social upheaval through topics including conquest, rebellion, 
liberation theology, and religious tradition new to the region, such as Evangelicalism. Satisfies the cultural 
diversity requirement. 

465 COLONIALISM AND IMAGINATION IN EARLY LATIN AMERICA Mangan 
The rise and fall of colonial power in Latin America with a focus on the emergence of colonial Latin America 
as a historical unit. Topics include justification of colonial rule, civilization and barbarism, differences 
between the Old and New Worlds and American Identity. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

475 HISTORY OF THE BOOK Dennis 

The historical development of books from ancient times to modem, focusing on China, but including other 
areas of the world for comparative perspective. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

480 SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR Guasco, McMiUen, Wertheimer 

Capstone course for history majors. Students define, research, and write a major research paper on a topic 
of their choice. Required of senior majors not enrolled in History 488/489. 

488, 489 KELLEY HONORS SEMINAR: RESEARCH AND THESIS Dietz and Staff 

Two-semester research seminar for senior history majors who qualify for honors work and who are 
selected as Kelley Scholars. Culminates in the researching and writing of a thesis. Admission by invitation 
of the History Department. 



138 — Humanities 



HUMANITIES PROGRAM 



Program Director: Professor R. Ingram (English) 

The Western Tradition: 

First- Year Directors: Associate Professor Wills (Religion) and Professor Swallow 
(Mathematics) "■• 

The Western Tradition: 

Second-Year Directors: Professor Henke (German) and Professor Goldstein 
(Philosophy) 

Cultures & Civilizations: 

One-year Sequence Director: Professor Berkey (History) 

Faculty Affiliated with the Humanities Program 

Emeritus Professor: Abbott (English) 

Professors: Barnes (History), Berkey (History), Denham (German), Dietz (History), 
Epes (German), Gibson (English), Goldstein (Philosophy), Henke (German), R. 
Ingram (English), Ligo (Art), Mahony (ReHgion), Munger (Psychology), Neumann 
(Classics), Parker (English), Rigger (Political Science), S. Smith (Art), Swallow 
(Math) 

Associate Professors: (Economics), Cheshire (Classics), Churchill (English), Ewington 
(Russian), Gay (Education), Griffith (Philosophy), Guasco (History), Lemer (Music), 
Robb (Philosophy), Snyder (Religion), Studtmann (Philosophy), Wills (Religion) 

The Humanities program offers two separate course sequences. The Western Tradition 
and Cultures & Civilizations. The Western Tradition, a two-year, four-course sequence, is an 
interdisciplinary study of texts and contexts of the West, from the ancient world to the present. 
Cultures & Civilizations, a one-year, two-course sequence, is a comparative, interdisciplinary 
study of western and non-western texts. 

Satisfactory completion of the four-course Western Tradition sequence enables a student 
to satisfy the composition (W-course) requirement and receive credit for four distribution 
requirements as follows: literature (one course), history (one course), philosophy and religion (two 
courses). Enrollment is limited to 80 students. 

Satisfactory completion of the two-course Cultures & Civilizations sequence enables a student 
to satisfy the composition (W-course) requirement, the cultural diversity requirement, and to 
receive credit for the distiibution requirement in literature. Enrollment is limited to 32 students. 

To receive distiibution credit for either Humanities sequence, a student must pass all courses 
in that sequence. Students may not change sequences. 

In the Western Tradition sequence, classes meet together for lectures and in groups of 16 
students for discussions led by individual instructors. In the Cultures & Civilizations sequence, 
two discussion groups (of 16 students) usually meet jointly with both instructors. Humanities 
courses encourage and reward clear thinking, speaking, and writing. 



Humanities/Latin/Mathematics — 139 



THE WESTERN TRADITION 

150 W TRAD: THE ANCIENT WORLD Berkey, Epes, Munger, Snyder, Wills 

Interdisciplinary study of texts and contexts of the Hebrew scriptures and the ancient and classical world. 

151W W TRAD: LATE ANTIQUITY AND 

THE MEDIEVAL WORLD Dietz, Epes, R. Ingram, Neumann, Swallow 

Interdisciplinary study of texts and contexts of the Roman Empire, the Christian gospels and epistles, and 
medieval Europe. Prerequisite: Humanities 150. 

250 W TRAD: THE RENAISSANCE TO 

THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Griffith, Henke, R. Ingram, Lemer 

Interdisciplinary study of texts and contexts of western culture from the Renaissance to the late 18th 
century. Prerequisite: Humanities 150 and 151W. 

251 W TRAD: THE MODERN WORLD Denham, Goldstein, Lemer, Smith 
Interdisciplinary study of texts and contexts of western culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: 
Humanities 150, 151W, and 250. 

CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS 

HUM 160 and 161 satisfy the Cultural Diversity requirement. 

160 CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS I Churchill 

Comparative, interdisciplinary study of texts from western and non-western cultures. Creative and critical 
thinking about what constitutes a civilization, how a cultural tradition defines itseK and how it relates to 
those identified as different. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

161W CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS II Berkey, Parker 

Comparative, interdisciplinary study of texts from western and non-western cultures. Creative and critical 
thinking about what constitutes a civilization, how a cultural tradition defines itself and how it relates to 
those identified as different. Prerequisite: Humanities 160. Satisfies the cidtiiral diversity requirement. 



LATIN 



See the Classics Department for Latin course information. 



MATHEMATICS 

Professors: Bivens, Davis, Molinek (Chair), Neidinger, Swallow 
Professor Emeritus: Klein 

Associate Professors: Chartier, Heyer, Mossinghoff 
Visiting Associate Professor: Whitton 



140 — Mathematics 



Distribution Requirements: Mathematics 110, 118, 130, 135, 137, 150, and Computer Science 
121 count towards the fulfillment of the distribution requirements in Natural Science and 
Mathematics; specifically, each fulfills the requirement of one course in Mathematics. Credit for 
Mathematics 130 can be obtained by departmental approval of a student's performance on one of 
the Advanced Placement Examinations in Mathematics. Credit for Computer Science 121 can be 
obtained by departmental approval of a student's performance on one of the Advanced Placement 
Examinations in Computer Science. 

Infonnation for Prospective Mathematics Majors: Prospective mathematics majors should 
complete the following five mathematics courses (or their high school equivalents) by the end of 
the sophomore year: Mathematics 130, 135, 150, 235 and 300. Note that Mathematics 130, 135, 150, 
and 235 are sequenced, although the last two may be taken together. These courses, along with 
Mathematics 300, are prerequisites for many electives in mathematics, a number of which are 
offered only in alternate years. Students who are interested in computer science electives should 
complete Computer Science 231 by the end of the sophomore year. 

Major Require77ients: The major in mathematics consists of eleven mathematics or computer 
science courses: Mathematics 135, 150, 235, 300, 355, one course from each of Group A, B, and C 
listed below, and three additional mathematics or computer science courses chosen from 137 and 
all courses numbered above 200. 

Group A: Computer Science 231 (Data Structures) and 325 (Numerical Analysis); 

Mathematics 210 (Mathematical Modeling) and 341 (Mathematical Statistics) 

Group B: Mathematics 221 (Discrete Methods), 255 (Elementary Number Theory), 
and 365 (Geometry) 

Group C: Mathematics 335 (Vector Calculus and Partial Differential Equations), 
340 (Probability), and 435 (Complex Analysis) 

At least five courses in the major must be at the 300- or 400-level. At most three computer 
science courses may be included in the major. Computer science independent studies may not be 
included unless the specific instance is approved by the department. Groups A, B, and C establish 
breadth in three areas of mathematics, and students are encouraged, therefore, to consider courses 
outside these groups as potential electives for inclusion in their majors. 

Minor Requirements: A minor in mathematics consists of six mathematics courses: Mathematics 
135, 150, 235, 300, and two additional mathematics courses chosen from 137 and all courses 
numbered above 200, one of which must have Mathematics 300 as a prerequisite. Unless a specific 
exception is approved by the department, the five courses numbered above 135 must be taken 
at Davidson and may not include independent studies or computer science courses other than 
Computer Science 325. 

No pass-fail course may be applied toward the minor. College requirements specify a grade 
point average of 2.0 for those coiirses which constitute a student's minor and an overall grade 
point average of 2.0 for all courses. 

Honors Requirements: Candidates for honors in mathematics may emphasize either pure 
or applied mathematics. In meeting the major requirements stated above, honors candidates 
emphasizing pure mathematics must include Mathematics 221, 335, 340, 360, 430, 435 and either 
450 or 455 in their programs. Course work for those emphasizing applied mathematics must 
include Mathematics 210, 221, 335, Computer Science 325, a two-course sequence consisting of 
Mathematics 340 and 341 or of Mathematics 430 and 435, and one additional course chosen from 
Mathematics 340, 430, 435, 437, or an approved seminar. All honors candidates must participate 
in an independent study course in which they prepare an honors thesis that is defended orally 



Mathematics — 141 



before the mathematics faculty. College requirements for honors specify minimum grade point 
averages of 3.2 overall and 3.5 in the major. The major average is computed on all Mathematics and 
Computer Science courses numbered above 130. The final recommendation of the department for 
graduation with honors is determined by the quality of the honors thesis, the oral defense and the 
complete overall academic record of the candidate. At the department's discretion, high honors 
may be awarded when the candidate's academic record is truly exceptional and his or her thesis is 
of the highest quality and includes original mathematical concepts or results. 

Any student considering an honors program should notify his or her academic advisor and 
the chair of the department during the spring semester of the sophomore year or as soon as possible 
thereafter. During the junior year, the student should identify an area of mathematics he or she 
would like to explore and should seek out a member of the department to serve as the potential 
honors supervisor. Formal application for honors should be made in writing to the chair of the 
department no later than April 30 of the junior year. Early application is encouraged. Applications 
must include the name of the honors supervisor, the general area of investigation, and a semester 
by semester schedule for the required course work and independent study. 

Graduate School: A student who intends to go to graduate school in mathematics should: 
(1) take the course work portion of the honors requirements in either pure mathematics or 
applied mathematics, (2) take the Graduate Record Examination, including the Advanced Test in 
Mathematics, during the fall semester of the senior year, and (3) acquire a reading proficiency in 
French, German, or Russian. 

Certificate for Secondary School Teaching: Mathematics 340 and 365 are required for students 
who intend to seek North Carolina certification in the teaching of secondary school mathematics. 
Mathematics 210 and 481 are also recommended for such students. 

Applied Mathematics Concentration: This concentration offers a track for students interested 
primarily in the Natural Sciences and another track for students interested primarily in the Social 
Sciences. The concentration is described in detail in a separate section of this catalog. 



COMPUTER SCIENCE (CSC) 

121 PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING Staff 

An introduction to computer science and stmdured programming using the Java programming language. (Fall) 

200 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS (= PHY 200) Boye, Christian 

(Cross-listed as Physics 200) . Introduction to computer programming using an object-oriented programming 
language such as Java. Assignments will be based on simulations emphasizing problem solving in science, 
program writing, and numerical methods in science. A final project of the student's choice is presented in 
an end-of-term poster session. Prerequisite: Physics 120 or 130 at Damdson or permission oftlie Instructor (Spring) 

231 DATA STRUCTURES Staff 

A study of abstract data types, including Usts, stacks, queues, and search tables, and their supporting data 
structures, including arrays, linked lists, binary search trees, and hash tables. Implications of the choice of 
data structure on the efficiency of the implementation of an algorithm. Efficient methods of sorting and 
searching. Programs are written in Java or in C++. Prerequisite: Computer Science 111 or 200 or permission of 
instructor. (Spring) 



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310BIOE^ORMATICS(=BIO310) - Staff 

(Cross-listed as Biology 310.) A survey of computational techniques used to extract meaning from biological 
data. Algorithms and statistical procedures for analyzing genomic and proteomic data will be discussed 
in class and applied in the computer lab using Perl. Interdisciplinary teams will explore a particular topic 
in depth. Prerequisite: One of the following: Mathematics 210, Computer Science 121, Physics 200, Biologi/ 309, or 
pennission of the instructor. {Offered Spring ofeiien numbered years.) 

323 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING Staff 

Techniques of object-oriented programming, including abstraction, information hiding, encapsulation, 
composition, aggregation, inheritance, polymorphism, and design patterns. Prerequisite: Computer Science 
231 or pennission of instructor. (Offered Fall of odd numbered years.) 

325 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS Staff 

Survey of methods to approximate numerical solutions of problems in root-finding, differentiation, 
integration, curve-fitting, differential equations, and systems of equations. Derivations, limitations, and 
efficiency of different algorithms are considered. Prerequisite: Mathematics 150 and 235. {Offered Spring of 
a^en-numbered years.) 

331 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORLTHMS Staff 

Algorithm design strategies, including greedy, divide-and-conquer, and dynamic programming methods. 
Advanced data structures, including balanced search trees, graphs, heaps, and priority queues. Advanced 
methods of searching and sorting. Computational complexity and analysis of algorithms. NP-complete 
problems. Prerequisite: Computer Science 231. Prerequisite or corequisite: Mathanatics 221 or pennission of 
instnictor. {Offered Fall ofroen numbered years.) 

395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topic(s) of the independent study and who determines the basis for the evaluation of students' work. 

Open to qualified students with the pennission of the department chiir. Eligible for major credit by departmental 
approval. 

397 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IN 
SCIENCE (= PFIY 397) Staff 

(Cross-listed as Physics 397). Independent study using computers to model dynamical systems in the 
natural sciences under the direction and supervision of the instructor who approves the specific topic of 
study. Emphasis is on the use of object-oriented programming and web-based protocols to investigate 
both dynamical systems and the representation of those systems as data structures and algorithms. 

482 COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR Staff 

Prerequisite: Pennission ofinstntctor. {Ordinarily offered in Spring of odd numbered years.) 

Mathematics Courses: Depending on previous background, one of the courses at the 100 level 
is usually the best choice as a first course at Davidson (see placement advice on the department 
website). Courses at the 200 level typically have only 100 level prerequisites. Mathematics 300 is 
a gateway course that is required for most Mathematics courses numbered above 350. hi general, 
courses at the 300 and 400 level usually have at least a 200 level prerequisite. While the first digit 
usually indicates a level of required maturity within the discipline, any level may be taken at any 
point within a student's career as long as the course prerequisites and restrictions are satisfied. 



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MATHEMATICS 

110 APPLICATIONS OF FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH COMPUTING Staff 

Mathematical techniques which have been used, productively and extensively, during the last thiriy years 
and which do not involve the use of calculus. Probability, linear programming, matrix algebra, Markov 
chains, game theory, and graph theory are representative topics. In the computer laboratory students learn 
to use computer software, including a spreadsheet, to solve problems. One 75-minute computer laboratory 
meeting per week. (This course will not have a laboratory meeting, 2009-2010.) Not open to students with 
credit for Mathematics 150, 221, or 340. 

118 EXPLORING MATHEMATICAL IDEAS Staff 

Survey of abstract mathematical ideas that deepen understanding of patterns from mathematics, art, 
and the physical world. Topics may include the nature of number, infinity, dimension, symmetries, 
alternate geometries, topology, chaos, fractals, and probability. While techniques and concepts have much 
in common with advanced theoretical mathematics, little background is assumed and the course is not 
practical preparation for later courses in mathematics. Not opm to students with credit for, or eiirolled in, 
Matlteniatics 300. 

130 CALCULUS I Staff 

An introduction to the differential and integral calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and 
inverse trigonometric functions with applications including graphical analysis, optimization and numerical 
methods. In the fall, there are two variants in addition to the basic course, indicated by the first letter of 
the section designation: Sections designated with "X" cover the same topics as the basic course, but are 
addressed to students encountering calculus for the first time. Sections designated with "M" are titled 
"Calculus and Modeling I" and investigate mathematical approaches to describing and understanding 
change in the context of problems in the life sciences. Sections desig)tated with "X" are not open to any studejit 
with one semester of a high school or college course about calculus. Other fall sections assume previous exposure to 
(not proficiency in) some calcidus concepts. Spring sections liave no restrictions 

135 CALCULUS II: MULTTVAiyABLE CALCULUS Staff 

An infroduction to techniques and applications of single-variable integration followed by the calculus 
of functions of several variables, including partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Tools of analysis 
include polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates; parametric equations; and vectors, lines, and planes 
in space. Prerecjuisite: Any section of Mathematics 130 or one year of high school calcidus. 

137 CALCULUS AND MODELING n Staff 

Continued study of calculus and other mathematical methods for modeling change and uncertainty. 
Topics include multivariable calculus; systems of linear equations, difference equations and differential 
equations; and probability models such as Bayes' rule and random walks. Students will be guided in 
the discovery and mastery of mathematical techniques in the context of problems in the life sciences. 
Prerequisite: Mathematics 130M (Calculus and Modeling I). (Spring) 

139 ADVANCED PLACEMENT/ TRANSFER CREDIT: CALCULUS II 

A second course in calculus awarded for qualifying scores on the Advanced Placement Calculus EC 
examination, or for eligible transfer courses. Credit for Mathematics 139 is forfeited by a stiident who airolls in 
Mathematics 235. 



144 — Mathematics 



150 LINEAR ALGEBRA AND MATHEMATICA WTTH APPLICATIONS Staff 

An introduction to systems of Linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, and eigenvectors in an 
interactive learning environment provided by the computer algebra system Mathematica. Applications are 
chosen from linear programming, least squares approximation, graph theory, cryptography, tomography, 
fractals, and other topics. Prerequisite: Matltanatics 135, 137, or Matlianatics 130 and prior experience with 
vectors. 

191 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topic(s) of the independent study and who detennines the basis for the evaluation of students' 
work. Prerequisite: Open to qualified stiideiTts with permission oftJie department diair. Does not count towards a 
matiiematics major. 

210 MATHEMATICAL MODELING Staff 

A survey of discrete mathematical modeling techniques and their application to the natural and social 
sciences. Mathematical tools are selected from Monte Carlo simulation, queuing theory, Markov Chains, 
optimization, discrete dynamical systems, artificial intelligence, and game theory. Emphasis is on 
formulating models, investigating them analytically and computationally, and communicating the results. 
Prerequisite: Matlwnatics 150 or permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

221 DISCRETE METHODS Staff 

An introduction to the basic techniques of problem solving in disaete mathematics. Topics include 
counting methods for arrangements and selections, generating functions, recurrence relations and 
inclusion-exclusion, covering circuits, graph coloring, trees and searching, and network algorithms. 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 135, 137, or 150 or permission oftlie instructor. (Fall) 

235 DIFFERENTL\L EQUATIONS AND INFINITE SERIES Staff 

A study of solution techniques and applications for ordinary differential equations including first order 
equations, linear differential equations, series solutions, and basic concepts of numerical and graphical 
techniques applied to equations and systems. An introduction to infinite series and power series is 
included. Optional topics include Laplace transforms and Bessel functions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 135 or 
137. Prerequisite or corequisite: Mathematics 150. 

255 ELEMENTARY NUMBER THEORY Staff 

Introduction to elementary additive and multiplicative number theory, including divisibility properties 
of integers, congruence modulo n, linear and quadratic congruences, some Diophantine equations, 
distribution of primes, and additive arithmetic problems. Prerequisite: Mathematics 150 or permission oftlie 
instructor. (Offered Spring of odd-numbered years.) 

291 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topic(s) of the independent study and who determines the basis for the evaluation of students' work. 

Prerequisite: Open to qualified students with permission oftlie department chair. Major credit is awarded for this 
course. 



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300 INTRODUCTION TO PROOF, ANALYSIS AND TOPOLOGY Staff 

An introduction to proof techniques (including quantifiers and induction), elementary set theory, 
equivalence relations, and cardinality; followed by an introduction to the topology of the real numbers 
and elementary real analysis, including rigorous topological and analytic treatments of convergence of 
sequences and continuity of functions. Prerequisite: One of MatJmnatics 150, 221, mid 235 or permission oftlie 
instructor. 

335 VECTOR CALCULUS AND PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Staff 

A study of the calculus of vector-valued fimctions and vector fields and an introduction to partial differential 
equations. Topics include ciirves in space, Lagrange multipliers. Green's theorem, divergence theorem, 
Stokes' theorem, Fourier series, separation of variables, boundary value problems, and applications to 
physics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 235. (Spring) 

340 PROBABILITY Staff 
A study of probability theory relative to both discrete and continuous probability laws. Topics include 
independence and dependence, mean, variance and expectation, random variables, jointly distributed 
probability laws, Chebysheff's Inequality and a version of the Central Limit Theorem. Applications of 
probability theory are approached through a variety of idealized problems. Prerequisite: Mathonatics 135 
or 137. (Fall) 

341 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS Staff 
A mathematical approach to statistical theory. Includes a study of distribution theory, important properties 
of estimators, interval estimation and hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, and selected topics 
from non-parametric statistics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 340. (Offered Spring of odd-numbered years.) 

355 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I Staff 

An introduction to the theory of groups, rings and fields. Topics include normal subgroups, quotient 
groups, homomorphisms. Cay ley's theorem, permutation groups, ideals, the field of quotients of an 
integral domain, and polynomial rings. Prerequisite: Matheinatics 150 and 300. (Fall) 

360 INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY Staff 

An introduction to metric and topological spaces. Topics include concepts of completeness, compactness, 
connectedness and fixed point theorems. Prerequisite: Mathetnatics 300 or permission oftlie instructor. (Offered 
Spring of aien-numhered years.) 

365 GEOMETRY Staff 

A rigorous treatment of Euclidean geometry and an introduction to hyperbolic geometry. Neutral geometry 
is developed synthetically via a modified version of HUbert's axioms. The Poincare and Beltrami-Klein 
models are used to establish the relative consistency of hyperbolic geometry. Prerequisite: Matliematics 300. 
(Not offered 2009-2010) 

391, 392 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topic(s) of the independent study and who determines the basis for the evaluation of students' work. 
Prerequisite: Open to qualified students with permission of the department chair. Major credit is awarded for both of 
these courses. 



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430 REAL ANALYSIS . Staff 

A rigorous treatment of one-variable calculus including: metric spaces, sequences and series, continuity, 
differentiation, the Riemann integral, sequences and series of functions. Prerequisite: Matlmnatics 235 and 
300. (Fall) 

435 COMPLEX ANALYSIS Staff 

The algebra and geometry of complex numbers, sequences and series of complex numbers, derivatives and 
integrals of functions of a complex variable. The Cauchy-Goursat Theorem, the Cauchy Integral Formula 
and its consequences, Taylor series, classification of singularities, the Residue Theorem, Laurent series, 
harmonic functions, conformal mappings, and, if time permits, miscellaneous applications. Prerequisite: 
MatJiematics 235 and 300. (Spring) 

437 DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS Staff 

A study of the iteration of systems, typically arising from physical or biological models, and the resulting 
long term behavior. Periodic and chaohc dynamics as well as fractal graphics will be investigated. 
Prerequisite: Matlwnatics 235 and 300 or pemiission of ilie instmctor. (Usually offered Spring of odd numbered 
years.) 

450 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA Staff 

A further study of vector spaces, dual spaces, inner product spaces, modules, linear transformations, 
characteristic roots, matrices, canonical forms, trace, transpose, determinants, normal transformations and 
quadratic forms. Prerequisite: Matlmnatics 355 or permission oftlie instructor. (Offered Spring of odd numbered 
years.) 

455 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA H Staff 

A continuation of Mathematics 355 including additional topics in group theory and ring theory, extension 
fields, straight-edge and compass constructions, Galois Theory and solvability by radicals. Prerequisite: 
Matlmnatics 355. (Offered Spring of even-numbered years.) (Not offered 2009-2010.) 

481 SEMINAR IN PROBLEM SOLVING AND HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS Staff 

A seminar in the history of mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving techniques available during 
different historical periods. The chronological development of mathematics is studied from ancient Egypt 
and Babylon to the Renaissance, with occasional non-chronological forays into modem mathematics. 

Prerequisite: Pemiission of the instmctor. (Fall) 

483 ANALYSIS SEMINAR "' Staff 

Prerequisite: Pemnssion oftlie instructor. (Typically, one of Matliematics 483, 485, 486, or 487 is offered in Spring 
of even-numbeini years.) 

485 ALGEBRA SEMINAR Staff 
Prerequisite: Pewiission oftlie instmctor. (Typically, one of Matliematics 483, 485, 486, or 487 is offered in Spritig 
of even-numbered years.) 

486 TOPOLOGY SEMINAR Staff 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instmctor. (Typncally, one of Mathematics 483, 485, 486, or 487 is offered in Spring 
of even-numbered years.) 



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487 SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR Staff 

Prerecjuisite: Permission of the instructor. (Typically, one of Mathematics 483, 485, 486, or 487 is offered in Spring 
of aien-numhered years.) 

491, 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves 
the topic (s) of the independent study and who determines the basis for the evaluation of students' work. 
Prerequisite: Pennission of the instructor. Open to qualified students with permission of the department cliair. Major 
credit is awarded for both of these courses. 



MILITARY STUDIES 

Lieutenant Colonel Johnson (Chair) (On location at UNC Charlotte) 
Assistant Professor: Captain Pangbom (Officer-in-charge at Davidson) 
Instructor: Master Sergeant Scott Louis 

Note: Vie ROTC Program at Davidson College is under the auspices of the Department of the Army 
which is responsible for making program decisions. 

The Department of Military Studies— also known as the ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps) Department — offers qualified students the opportunity to obtain a commission as an officer 
in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard while they are earning a college 
degree. The ROTC Program provides world class leadership training opportunities applicable in 
corporate, executive, and government leadership positions. This program will develop confident, 
responsible, self-disciplined leaders through leader development plans, self assessments and peer 
assessments. Students interested in pursing a commission in the National Guard or Reserve can 
participate in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program that guarantees an interview with 
partnering Fortune 500 companies. This opportunity is open to both men and women. Students 
may pursue either a four-year or a two-year program of military studies instruction leading to a 
commission as an Army Second Lieutenant. 

The Four-year Program is divided into two parts: the Basic Course and the Advanced 
Course. 

The Basic Course is usually taken during the first and second years, and covers such subjects 
as management principles, national defense, military history, and leadership development. 
Enrollment in the Basic Course can begin in any term in the first and second years. No military 
commitment is incurred for participation in the Basic Course. After completing the Basic Course, 
students who have demonstrated the potential to become officers and who have met the physical 
and scholastic standards for commissioning are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Course. Students 
receive Basic Course credit by completing Military Studies 101, 102, 201, and 202; attending the 
Leaders Training Course, or completion of Basic Training. 

The Advanced Course is taken during the last two years. It includes instruction in organization 
and management, principles of training management, tactics, ethics and professionalism, further 
leadership development, and physical fitness training. During the summer between their third and 



148 — Military Studies 



fourth years, Advanced Course students attend a fully-paid, four-week. Leadership Development 
and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, WA. This course gives cadets the chance to put into 
practice the leadership theories and principles, and military skills learned in the classroom, and 
introduces them to how the Army functions in a field environment. Advanced Course students 
must complete Military Studies 301, 302, 401, and 402 and one 3-credit hour military history class. 
The Two-year Program is designed for Sophomores who did not take ROTC during the first two 
years of college. To enter the two-year program, students must attend a fully-paid, four-week. 
Leadership Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the sununer between the second and 
third years or completion of Basic Training. After successfully completing the Leadership Training 
Course, students who meet scholastic requirements may enroll in the Advanced Course. 

ROTC students enroll in a military studies course and participate in a leadership lab each 
term. See the military studies advisor for specific details. Military Studies 301 is a credit course. All 
other military studies courses listed are non-credit courses. 



101 LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Captain Thomas Pangbom 
Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. 
Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time 
management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army 
profession. Includes instruction in map reading, land navigation, and customs and courtesies of the Army. 
Participation in leadership lab is required. There is no military obligation to take this course, open to all Davidson 
shiderits. (Fall) 

102 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP Captain Thomas Pangbom 
Overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting 
briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership 
values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Includes 
instruction in basic tactics. Participation in leadership lab is required. Tliere is no military obligation to take this 
course, open to all Davidson stiidents. (Spring) 

201 INNOVATIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP Captain Thomas Pangbom 
Explores the dimensions of aeative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining 
team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework 
(trait and behavior theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the 
context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Includes 
instruction in troop leading procedures, tactical movement, battle driUs, and offensive and defensive 
operations. Participation in leadership lab is required. Tliere is no military obligation to take this course, open to all 
Davidson stiidents. (Fall) 

202 LEADING THE TEAM Captain Thomas Pangbom 
Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment 
(COE). The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further 
study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive 
leadership in the context of military operations. Includes instruction in terrain analysis, patrolling, tactical 
orders, route planning, and navigational methods. Participation in leadership lab is required. Tliere is no military 
obligation to take this course, open to all Davidson students. (Spring) 



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301 ADAPTIVE TACTICAL LEADERSHIP Master Sergeant Scott LouiS 
Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with 
challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback 
on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, 
cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. Includes instruction in squad 
operations, problem solving, and combat orders. Basic Course credit. Note: Participation in leadership lab is 
required. (Fall) 

302 LEADERSHIP IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS Master Sergeant Scott Louis 
Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading 
tactical operations up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. 
They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. Includes 
instruction in platoon operations, stability and support operations, and garrison orders. Designed to 
prepare third-year students to perform effectively at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course 
(LDAC). Prerequisite: MIL 301 or consent of the Professor of Military Science. Note: Participation in leadership 
lab is required. (Spring) 

401 DEVELOPING ADAPTIVE LEADERS Lieutenant Colonel Johnson 
Develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a 
member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical 
decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare cadets 
to make the tiansition to Army officers. Includes instruction in risk management, tiatning management, 
code of conduct, rules of engagement, counseling, and evaluations. Prerequisite: MIL 301 & 302. Note: 
Participation in leadership lab is required. Mandatory for all senior ROTC students. (Fall) 

402 LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD Lieutenant Colonel Johnson 
Explores the d3mamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the 
contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, 
military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They 
also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and 
host nation support. Includes instruction in Army organization and modularity, the platoon command 
team, a battle analysis, and a staff ride. Prerequisite: MIL 401. Note: Participation in leadership lab is required. 
Mandatory for all senior ROTC studatts. (Spring) 



MUSIC 

Professors: B. Lawing, Sprague, Stasack (Chair) 

Associate Professors: Botelho, Lemer 

Assistant Professor: Chamra 

Artist Associates: Cooper, Culpepper, Koljonen, C. Lawing, Rowland, Thornton 

Distribution Requirements: All music courses numbered 100 and above, with the exception of 
Applied Music (155, 255, 256, 355) and Independent Study, satisfy the distribution requirement in 
Fine Arts. 



150 — Music 



Cultural Diversity Requirement: Music 141, 241, 242, 245, 246, and 263 are options for fulfilling 
the cultural diversity requirement. 

Major Requirements: Ten courses to include: 

1. Music 110; 

2. two courses in music theory: 202, 302; 

3. two courses in music history: 325, 328; 

4. one elective each from U.S. (122, 228, 232, 233) and world music (141, 241, 242, 245, 246, 263); 

5. two additional electives numbered 202; _ ^ ' 

6. senior seminar: 401; 

All majors are required to be enrolled in applied study continuously while declared and in 
residence. 

All majors are required to pass a keyboard proficiency exam by the end of the Fall semester 
of their senior year. 

Minor Requirements: Six courses total, 

1. four from Music 101 or 201, 121, 122, 141; 

2. two electives at the 200 level or higher; and 

3. at least two semesters of ensemble participation or two semesters of applied lessons. 

Honors Requirements: The departmental honors program encourages the attainment of 
excellence in the major. Please consult the department's "Handbook for Music Majors, Music 
Minors, Applied Music Students and Award Recipients" for specific details and expectations 
regarding each of the above requirements. The Handbook can be found at http:// www3.davidson. 
edu/cms/x30467.xml. 

Rationale for Course Numbering: All courses numbered below 100 do not carry academic credit. 

100-level courses are broad, introductory surveys that have no prerequisites nor require any 
previous musical training. One course, MUS 110: Exploring Music, serves as a prerequisite for a 
number of advanced courses in the department. 

200-level courses are typically less broad in scope, focus on a particular style, genre, or musical 
culture, and, in a few cases, may require a prerequisite or previous musical training. 

300-level courses are advanced courses, typically designed for music majors and requiring 
one or more prerequisite courses. 

400-level courses are seminars for upper class majors. 



MUS 10 CONCERT CHOm Sprague 

A large ensemble dedicated to the performance of the choral-orchestral masterpieces from the Baroque to 
the 20th Century. Open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Prerequisite: Open by audition 
or b\i invitation from the director. 

11 JAZZ ENSEMBLE ^ B. Lawing 

12 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Chamra 

13 CHORALE Sprague 
A select ensemble drawn from the Davidson College student body that performs works from all ages and 

styles. Prerequisite: Operi by audition or by invitation from the director. 



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14 OPERA WORKSHOP Culpepper, Thornton 

Ability to read music and sing classical repertoire expected. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. 

15 DICTION Culpepper, Thornton 

16 FLUTE CHOIR ' Whitehead 
43^ AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE Snow 

4546 VOCAL CLASS, 2 HOURS Culpepper 

(Additional fee) 

4748 PIANO CLASS, 1 HOUR . • . C. Lawing 

(Additional fee) 

50 VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL STUDY, 0.5 HOUR Staff 

Applied instruction. Prerequisite: Audition or pennission of the instructor required. (Additional fee) 

55 VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL STUDY, 1 HOUR Staff 

Applied Instruction. Prerequisite: Audition or pemnssion of the instructor required. (Additional fee) 

FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC Botelho 

Introduction to music theory and analysis, with emphasis on intervals, modes, scales, rhythm, meter, and 
form. No music training required. (Fall) 

121 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION Chamra 
Designed for students who have had but slight contact with the art. Works of important masters from 
all periods. Develops wider understanding of music through intelligent listening. No musical training 
required. 

122 MUSIC OF THE UNLTED STATES Lemer 
The cultivated and vernacular traditions of U.S. music from the Colonial period to the present. Focus on 
close listening and cultural trends. Topics include: parlor song, minstrelsy. Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, blues, 
jazz, modernism, country, film music, rock, postmodernism. No music training required. (Fall) 

141 WORLD MUSICS Stasack 

Exploration of selected musical systems of the world, approached through study of their basic stylistic 
elements. Discussion centers on the music and instruments indigenous to each system and includes extra- 
musical cultural associations such as religion and theatre. Listening drawn from field and studio recordings 
of native performers. No music training required. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

155 APPLIED MUSIC Staff 

Applied instruction designed for students with previous vocal or instrumental training. Must successfully 
complete jury at end of each semester of study. See department for competency levels and literature 
requirements. Prerequisite: Audition or pertnission of tlie instructor required. 1 credit for 2 consecutive semesters. 
(Additional fee) 



152 — Music 



195 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study in music under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic, 
and determines the means of evaluation. Open to qualified students with permission of the cimir. 

201 THEORY I: HARMONY Botelho 
Introduction to the grammar of tonal music through part-writing and analysis. Includes scales, intervals, 
triads, seventh chords, and their inversions. Ear training in intervals, chords, melody, and rhythm. 

Prerequisite: Knowledge of scales and key signatures required. (Fall) 

202 THEORY 11: ADVANCED HARMONY — - . __ Botelho 

Continuation of Music 201: Contrapuntal techniques within a diatonic framework, including sequences, 
melodic and rhythmic figuration; modal mixture, applied chords, modulation, and the neopoUtan- 
and augmented-sixth chords. Ear training includes one- and two-part exercises. Prerequisite: Music 201. 
(Spring) 

211 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION B. Lawing 
An introduction to digital music production. The class consists of several independent projects that 
examine various hardware and software instruments and processors, and apply them to various audio 
productions. (Fall) 

212 INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING Chamra, B. Lawing, Sprague 
Designed for students who plan to pursue both choral and instrumental conducting. Emphasis on 
technique, rehearsal procedure, literature, and stylistic practices. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor 
required. 

221-223 STUDIES OF COMPOSERS AND STYLES Staff 

Courses concentrating upon specific topics in music history. 

224 THE SYMPHONY B. Lawing 

History of the symphony and its literature from pre-classical examples to the present. (Normally offered in 
alternate years.) 

226 OPERA Staff 

Opera from the Italian Renaissance through the 20th century. (Not offered on a regular basis.) 

228 FILM MUSIC Lemer 
Historical, stylistic, and analytic study of film music from the origins of cinema in the 1890s to the present, 
focusing on fictional Hollywood narratives while also considering music's function in doctmientary and 
avant-garde filmmaking. Emphasizes close reading of music in relation to film, and vice versa. Weekly 
screenings. 

229 AMERICAN CULTURE OF THE 1950S Lemer 
A cultural analysis and history of America from the 1950s, informed by an interdisciplinary blend of texts 
and methodologies borrowed from musicology, literary analysis, film studies, art history, and cultural 
studies. WhUe the primary emphasis will be on music (e.g. bebop, cool, rock & roU, modernism), close 
attention wiH also be given to visual art (e.g. Abstract Expressionism), literature (e.g. the Beats), and film. 
Prerequisite: Music 122 or permission oftlie instructor. 



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230 CHORAL LITERATURE Sprague 
A survey of the history of choral literature with an emphasis on those larger works which are landmarks 
in the evolution of choral music and which are considered part of today's standard repertoire. Emphasis 
on close listening and analysis of text music relationships will be correlated with analyses of structural and 
stylistic elements in the music. Some prior knowledge of music is desirable, but not required. (Normally 
ojfered in alternate years.) 

231 THE CONCERTO Sprague 
A survey of the evolution and literature of this popular instrumental form. Topics of inquiry will include 
discussion of stylistic changes and solo-tutti relationships, as well as musical structure. Some prior 
knowledge of music is desirable, but not required. (Normally ojfered in alternate years.) 

232 JAZZ ^ B.Lawing 
A general introduction to jazz. The class will explore the roots of jazz, will critically examine jazz 
improvisation, and will present a history of jazz from its beginnings to the 1990s. (Fall) 

233 AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE B. Lawing 
An introduction to the history and literature of the Broadway musical. Greatest emphasis is placed on the 
period beginning with Oklahoma! and continuing to the present. (Normally ojfered in alternate years.) 

241 MUSIC OF LATIN AMERICA Botelho 
An introduction to the music of Hispanic- and Luso- American countries and cultures from colonial times 
to the present. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. (Normally offered in alternate years, Spring) 

242 MUSIC OF ASIA Stasack 
Indigenous classical and folk music of China, Japan, Korea, and India. Includes vocal and instrumental 
music, as well as prominent dance and theatre forms. Considers aspects of musical systems, aesthetics, and 
performance practice. Emphasis on historical traditions. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. (Normally 
offered in alternate years.) 

245 MUSIC IN WORLD RELIGIONS Stasack 
Cross-cultural study of musical styles, roles, and performance practices in religious belief systems and 
sacred rituals aroimd the world. Thematic issues include: explicit and implicit relationships between 
musical substance and ideology; music as a tool for expressing, preserving, and empowering sacred texts; 
music as a means of structuring ritual; and the power of music to transform experience. Prerequisite: Satisfies 
the cultural diversity requirement. (Normally offered in alternate years.) 

246 MUSIC OF BRAZIL Botelho 
A survey of cultivated and vernacular traditions of Brazilian music from colonial times to the present. 
Topics include: sacred and secular colonial music, the barroco mineiro , nationalism, the avant-garde, 
samba, bossa nova, MPB, candomble , jazz, tropical rock, and rap. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 
(Normally offered in alternate years, Spring.) 

255 APPLIED MUSIC: INTERMEDIATE Staff 

Applied instruction designed for students with previous vocal or instrumental training. Must successfully 
complete jury at the end of each semester of study. See department for competency levels and literature 
requirements. Prerequisite: Music 155. 1 credit for 2 consecutive semesters. (Additional fee) 



154 — Music 



256 APPLIED MUSIC: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE Staff 

Applied instruction designed for students with previous vocal or instrumental training. Must successfully 
complete jury at end of each semester of study. See department for competency levels and literature 
requirements. Prerequisite: Musk 255. 1 credit for 2 consecutive sanesters. (Additional fee) 

261 INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION Stasack 

A course exploring thesounds and architectures of contemporary musical styles while cultivating individual 
projects in composition, with opportunities for performance of works in a class recital. Prerequisite: Music 
101, 201 or pemiission of the instnictor. (Fall) 

263 COMPOSmON IN NON-WESTERN STYLES Stasack 

Study and implementation of compositional techniques employed in musical systems of non-European 
ciiltures. Students focus on a particular area. Prereqinsite: Pennission of the instnictor required. Satisfies tlie 
Cultural Diversitij requirement. (Nonnally offered in alternate years, Spring.) 

383 HERRMANN & HFTCHCOCK Lemer 

A seminar concentrating on the nine film scores stemming from the remarkable collaboration of composer 
Bernard Hermann and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. After an introductory section on each, the seminar 
will then proceed chronologically through their nine films. Particular emphasis will be placed on the 
ways that Hermann's music blended together with Hitchcock's aesthetic vision to impact and complicate 
notions of gender identities. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. Normally students will Jmve had 
at least one prior semester of college-lefel music or related study. Satisfies a major requirement in Music and the fine 
arts distribution requirement. 

295 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic, and 
determines the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Open to qualified students with permission of the clnir. 

302 FORM AND ANALYSIS Botelho 

Analytical techniques and formal processes of tonal music, including expressive styles and topics, binary 
and ternary forms, variation, fugue, and sonata form. Prereqinsite: Music 202. (Fall) 

325 MUSIC HISTORY I: EUROPE TO 1800 Sprague 

The history of music in medieval and early modem Europe in its cultural and social context, emphasizing 
musical style, notation, and performance practice. Periods include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and 
Classical through Beethoven's first stylistic period. Prerequisite: Music 110. Ability to read music expected. 
(Fall) 

328 MUSIC HISTORY E: EUROPE AND THE U.S. AFTER 1800 Lemer 

The history of music in modem Europe and the United States in its cultural and social context, emphasizing 
musical style, notation, and performance practice. Periods include Romantic, Post-Romantic, Modem, and 
Postmodern. Prerequisite: Music 110. Ability to read music expected. (Spring) 

355 APPLIED MUSIC: ADVANCED Staff 

Applied instruction designed for students with previous vocal or instmmental training. Must successfully 
complete jury at end of each semester of study. See department for competency levels and literature 
requirements. Prerequisite: Music 256. 1 credit for 2 consecutive semesters. (Additional fee) 



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361 ADVANCED STUDIES IN COMPOSITION Stasack 

Continued development of creative and technical skills in music composition. Emphasis on exploring the 
unique sensibilities of the individual. PrereijHisfte; Mwsic 262. (Spn'ng) 

380-382 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY Lemer 

Specialized study of a composer, period, or genre, utilizing a variety of specialized notational, analytical, 
and theoretical methodologies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required. Normally, students will have 
had at least one prior semester of college-level music or related study. 

395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic, and 
determines the means of evaluation. Open to qualified students with permission of the chair. 

401 SENIOR SEMINAR Staff 

A capstone seminar synthesizing historical inquiry, analytical methods, and performance practice along 
with techniques of music research, writing, and close listening. Topics chosen by the course instructor. 

Limited to senior music majors; open to other qualified students by permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

Vocal and Instrumental Study 

Vocal and instrumental studies are offered as follows: 
Bassoon-Joshua Hood 
Banjo, Mandolin and Fiddle-Jon Singleton 
Cello-Alan Black 
Clarinet-Wendy Hartzheim 
Contrabass-Jeff Ferd on 
Flute- Amy Orsinger Whitehead 
Guitar: Classical-David Olson 
Guitar: Jazz-Jim Duckworth 
Harpsichord-Neil Lemer 
Horn-Frank Portone 
Oboe-Janet Carpenter 
Organ-Michael Rowland 
Percussion- Adam Snow 
Percussion: Non- Western- Adam Snow 
Piano-Ruskin Cooper, Cynthia Lawrng 
Saxophone-Patrick Brown 
Trumpet- William Lawing 
Trombone and Tuba-Brian French 
Viola-Piotr Swic 
Violin-Martha Koljonen 
Voice-Jacquelyn Culpepper, Diane Thornton, Melody Morrison Beaty 



156 — Philosophy 



PHILOSOPHY 



Professors: Goldstein (On leave, Fall), Stell 

Associate Professors: Griffith, Robb (Chair), Studtmann 

Assistant Professor: McKeever 

Distribution Requirements: Any philosophy course other than lOlW counts toward fulfillment 
of the distribution requirement in philosophy and religion. 

Major Requirenwnts: Ten courses in philosophy, including: 
History of Philosophy: 105 and 106 
Reasoning: 102 or 200 
Ethics: 215 

Senior thesis and colloquium: 450 and 451 
Four additional courses numbered 102 or above 

Note: Reason and Argument taken under the old number of PHI 101 will, for the purposes of the major, 
be counted as PHI 102. 

Minor Requirements: Five courses in philosophy, including 105, 106, and three additional 
courses numbered 102 or above, at least one of which is numbered 200 or above. 

Note: Reason andArgunw^t takai under the old number of PHI 101 will, for the purposes of the minor, 
be counted as PHI 102. 

Honors: Majors who maintain through the end of the senior year at least a 3.2 average overall 
and at least a 3.5 average in philosophy, and who receive at least an A- in PHI 495 are awarded 
"Honors in Philosophy". 

Majors who maintain through the end of the senior year at least a 3.5 average overall and at 
least a 3.75 average in philosophy, and who receive an A in PHI 495 are awarded "High Honors 
in Philosophy". 

Rationale for Course Numbering: 

100-level courses serve as entries into the discipline. They tend to cover a broad range of topics and 
are less technical than the upper-level courses. 110 is a survey of philosophical problems, but any 
100-level course can serve as an introduction to philosophy. 105, 106, and 107 focus on a major period 
of philosophy's history. 102, 120, 130, and 140 analyze applied topics. 160 introduces philosophy 
through the work of a single philosopher. 

200-Ievel courses are also appropriate as entries into philosophy, but they tend to be more narrowly 
focused than 100-level courses. And with a few exceptions, 200-level courses are primarily concerned 
with contemporary philosophy rather than philosophy's history. 

Some 300-level courses (350-353) are discussion seminars, usually on a single topic, text, or figure. 
Other 300-level courses are not seminars, but they are numbered in this range because their topics 
and readings are more specialized than those in the typical 200-level course. Students and advisers 
should check with the instructor to see if a given 300-level course is appropriate for those without 
prior experience in philosophy. 

400-level courses are usually Hmited to senior philosophy majors. 450 and 451 form the capstone of 
the major. 495 is for seniors writing an honors thesis. 



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lOlWFIRST-YEARWRmNG SEMINAR McKeever, Robb 

Satisfies the composition requirement. Both lOlW sections this year will be part of the "New Intellectual 
Writing" cluster of courses. Please see the instructors or the Director of the College Writing Program for 
more information. Open only to first-year students. (Fall) 

102 REASON AND ARGUMENT McKeever 

Intioduction to reasoning with a focus on the nature and evaluation of arguments, the identification of 
fallacies, and the rules of rational discourse. (Fall) ^ 

105 HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY (= CLA 261) Stiidtinann 
Intioduction to the origins and development of philosophy in ancient Greece, with special emphasis on 
Plato and Aristotie. (Fall) 

106 HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY Griffith 
Intioduction to philosophy in the early modem period, i.e., the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 
Emphasis on metaphysical and epistemological issues in the work of philosophers selected from this list: 
Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant. (Spring) 

107 HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY Griffith 
Intioduction to philosophers of the medieval period. We will study thinkers of the Christian, Islamic, 
and Jewish tiaditior^, spanning from the fourth century C.E. up to the fourteenth century. Philosophers 
discussed may include: Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Peter Abelard, Avicenna, Algazali, Averroes, Saadia, 
Maimonides, Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus. (Fall) 

110 PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY Stiidtinann 

A survey of selected philosophical problems. Topics vary, and have included questions such as: Does God 
exist? Do we have free will? Can we know anything? Is tiuth relative? Is morality objective? (Spring) 

120 APPLIED ETfflCS Staff 

Intioduction to the philosophical analysis of contemporary moral contioversies. Topics vary, and have 
included abortion, euthanasia, feminism, world himger, business ethics, nuclear war, and human rights. 
(Not ojfered 2009-10.) 

130 MEDICAL ETHICS Stall 

Ethical analysis of patient-physician relationship; contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificial 
insemination, in vitio fertilization, surrogate motherhood; euthanasia and the care of dying patients; 
refusal of medical treatment and the use of "unorthodox" medical tieatment; experimentation on human 
subjects; human genetic contiol; allocation of scarce medical resources; and health care delivery systems. 
(Fall) 

140 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS McKeever 

Intioduction to ethical analysis of environmental values and decision-making. Likely topics include (1) the 
value of different aspects of the environment including non-human animals, species, non-living natural 
objects, and ecosystems; (2) ethical analysis of different approaches to risk as this bears on environmental 
policy-making; (3) the moral merits and liabilities of ethical institutions, such as private property rights, as 
applied to the natural environment. Satisfies a major requirement in Philosophy and distribution requiretnent in 
the area of Philosophy and Religion. 



158 — Philosophy 



160 GREAT PHILOSOPHERS - Studtmann 

Introduction to philosophy through intensive study of the work of one philosopher. The philosopher 
selected varies. This year: Sartre. (Spring) 

200 SYMBOLIC LOGIC Studtmann 

Systematic study of formal reasoning. Focus on the representation and evaluation of arguments in 
prepositional and predicate logic. Additional topics vary, and may include meta-logic, modal logic, and 
non-classical logics. (Fall) 

210 GAMES AND DECISIONS " " McKeever 
Introduction to the formal analysis of games and rational decision-making. Decision xmder risk, ignorance, 
and certainty as applied in morals, politics, and religion. (Fall) 

211 THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE ~ Robb 
The central questions of epistemology are: What is knowledge? Do we have any? If so, how did we get it? 
This course accordingly looks at the nature, scope, and sources of knowledge. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

212 METAPHYSICS Studtinann 
Philosophical study of the most fundamental features of the world and our place in it. Topics vary, and 
have included abstract and concrete entities, God, causation, space and time, necessity, freedom and 
determinism, the identity of objects and persons over time. (Spring) 

213 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE Robb 
Philosophical questions about the nature of science. Topics include the aim of science, the rationality of 
scientific change, the nature of evidence and confirmation, reductionism and the unity of science, and the 
role of values in science. (Spring) 

215 ETHICS McKeever 
Critical introduction to theories of value and obligation, analysis of the meaning and function of moral 
language, and the relationship between morality and happiness. (Spring) 

216 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE Stiidbnann 
Discussion of theories of communication, linguistic meaning, and truth. Other topics vary, and have 
included metaphor, naming and describing, reference, vagueness, and universals. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

217 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND '^' Robb 
Introduction to the mind-body problem: What is the relation between the mind and the body, or more 
generally, between mental and physical phenomena? Answers explored include dualism, behaviorism, 
the mind-brain identity theory, and functionahsm. Other topics vary, and have included consciousness, 
mental representation, artificial intelligence, and neurophilosophy. (Fall) 

220 POLLTICAL PHILOSOPHY McKeever 

Introduction to the philosophical evaluation of political power and the social and economic institutions 
through which it is exercised. Discussion of such questions as: What justification is there for government? 
What moral duties do citizens have? Are there moral limits to government authority? Analysis of such 
concepts as freedom, rights, justice, and equality. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



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225 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Griffith 

Introduction to philosopliical issues in classical and contemporary religious thought. Topics vary, and 
have included the justification of religious claims, the relation of faith to knowledge, arguments for the 
existence of God, divine attributes, life after death, the problem of evil, the status of religious language, the 
relation of religion to morality, and alternatives to theism. (Fall) 

230 PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE aell 

Introduction to the conceptual foundations of medicine, especially the concepts of health and illness, 
professional intervention, healing, controlling the time and manner of dying, placebo, pain and suffering, 
personal and social responsibility for disease. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

235 EXISTENTIALISM Griffith 

Analysis of the existential conditions of human Ufe, such as death, the fragility and finiteness of life, 
freedom, commitment, the need for God, and the quest for meaning, worth, and dignity. Readings are 
from both philosophy and literature. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

275 MIND AND EMOTION Goldstein 

How is consciousness (mind) related to body? Can you ever know what other people feel? Why do 
animals and people prefer pleasure to pain? Is pain good for the masochist? What are emotions and how 
do they motivate behavior? What enables us to have words in English and other public languages to 
specify sensations and other personal, non-public events? (Not offered 2009-10.) 

325 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW SteU 

Analysis of the nature and function of law. Various theories of law, relation of law to morality, economic 
analysis of law. An assessment of the principles of legal reasoning and jurisprudence, emphasis on 
discussion of decided cases. Prerequisite: PHI 215 or PHI 220 or permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

350-353 SEMINAR IN PHILOSOPHY Griffith 

Focused discussion of an iniportant philosopher or cluster of related issues. Please see the instructor for 
information on this year's topic. (Spring) 

365 PHILOSOPHY OF MATLIEMATICS Studtmann 

Analysis of the philosophical foundations of mathematics. Topics vary, and have included the nature 
of mathematical truth, pure versus applied mathematics, the reality of mathematical entities, infinity, 
paradoxes, axiomatic systems, formal number theory, Godel's Theorem. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

399 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY Staff 

Independent research under the direction of a faculty member who approves the topic(s) and determines 
the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Permission of tlie instructor and tJte departmmt cluiir is required. (Fall and 
Spring) 

450 SENIOR THESIS Studtmann 

Capstone course required of all senior Philosophy majors. Analysis of techniques philosophers use to 
articulate, defend, and criticize theses. Emphasis on skills required to pursue an extended writing project. 
Majors complete the senior thesis during the semester. (Fall) 



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451 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM IN PHILOSOPHY McKeever 

Capstone course required of all senior Philosophy majors. The seminar is organized around the work of ■ 
four or five philosophers who visit the campus during the semester to discuss their work with students. ■• 
This year's topic: responding to evil. (Spring) 

495 HONORS THESIS Staff 

Open only to Philosophy majors eligible for honors. Includes the writing of a thesis under the supervision 
of a faculty member and an oral defense before the Philosophy faculty. Required of all honors candidates. 
(Spring) 



PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Athletic Director: Jim Murphy 

Director of Physical Education: Sandor Helfgott 

Graduation Requiremmt: The college maintains a physical education requirement for 
graduation; however, the program carries no academic credit. A total of four courses is required: 
Davidson 101 (required of al! students, including transfers, during their first semester at 
Davidson); Two (2) Lifetime Activity credits (2**, 3**, and 5** level courses) and one team sport 
credit (PE 4**). The Davidson 101 requirement must be completed in the first semester of the first 
year at Davidson. Students are encouraged, but not required to complete the physical education 
requirement by the end of their sophomore year. A swim evaluation is administered during the 
orientation to determine swimming ability and to offer guidance in course selection. Students 
who do not successfully complete a swim evaluation must register for an appropriate swimming 
class. 

The Director of Physical Education certifies completion of requirements in Physical Education. 
Upon completion of all Physical Education requirements, the following transcript notation is 
entered: "PE Requirements Completed." 

Swim Evaluation: The Department of Physical Education has established a basic swimming 
competency requirement for all students. A swim evaluation is required for any activity on the 
lake and is granted upon successful completion of a swim evaluation given during New Student 
Orientation or upon scheduling an evaluation with the aquatics director. 

Students who do not successfully complete the swim evaluation will be required to take a 
beginner's swimming class as one of their two lifetime activity requirements. 

Davidson 101: Recjuired of all first-year and transfer students during the first semester at Davidson. 

A twelve-hour course offered in the fall of each year. Students who do not complete all of the 
required core hours in their first year will be required to repeat the entire course their sophomore 
year. The core topics consist of: Alcohol and Drugs (3 hr. online course); Career Services; Diversity- 
Celebrating Differences; Library Literacy; Realizmg Your Risk; Sexuality; and Student Coimseling 
Center. 

Lifetime Activih/ Requirement: Two courses required. Students enrolled for credit are required 
to attend 90% of the class sessions. Each absence exceeding the allowed number must be made up. 
200-level courses are designed to provide a foundation for a healthy, physically active lifestyle 



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helping students to find a balance between work and recreation. 

300-level courses are aquatics courses designed to fulfill a lifetime requirement upon successful 
completion of the swim evaluation given during New Student Orientation. 

500-level courses are offered in partnership with Davidson Outdoors. Note: not all Davidson 
Outdoors' activities meet the FED Lifetime Credit criteria; please verify compliance before taking 
a course for credit. 

Team Sport Requiremmt: One credit required. 

Students can fulfill their team sport requirement through varsity athletics, club sport, or 
intiamural participation. Varsity athletes must be listed on the team's official roster, while club 
sport and intiamural athletes are required to participate in 75% of the scheduled games and/ or 
practices. 

For specific information on sport offerings contact the Director of Clubs and Intiamurals. 

Additional Information Regarding Physical Education Requirements 

Independent Study Programs: The independent study option is limited to exceptional or highly 
skilled students. Independent programs may be pursued either on- or off-campus under the 
direction of a tiained supervisor approved by the Director of Physical Education and Recreation. 
Proposals for independent programs must be submitted in writing prior to the start of the program. 
Credit will not be awarded retroactively. 

Varsity Athletes: All varsity athletes are eligible for one Lifetime Activity credit. A second 
credit will not be given for participation on the same team a second year. A separate lifetime 
activity course/ activity must be taken to fulfill the second credit. A varsity athlete that does not 
pass the swimming evaluation will take a beginner's swimming class to fulfill their requirement. 

Two sport athletes may earn both of their required credits for their participation in each of 
their two separate sports 

Students with Special Needs: Students with special needs are welcomed by the Department of 
Physical Education and Recreation. Students with special needs who plan to enroll in a PE class 
should notify the Director of Physical Education prior to the time of registiation, and if necessary, 
request special assistance. 



DAVIDSON 101 PHYSICAL EDUCATION ' 

A twelve-hour course offered in the fall of each year which consists of the following core classes: Alcohol 
Education, Career Services, Diversity, Library Services, Realizing Your Risk, Sexuality, and Student 
Counseling. Required of all first-year and transfer students during the first semester at Davidson. Students that 
miss one component will be reqidred to make up the entire course during tlte next academic year. 

4** TEAM SPORTS CREDLT 

Team Sport Credit can be earned through participation in a varsity, club, or intramural sport. 

203 WALKING/JOGGING Staff 

This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to improve his/her fitness through the activity 
of walking or jogging. Basic concepts of exercise physiology and proper nutrition will be presented. 



162 — Physical Education 



204BUDOKON 

The Budokon physical practice draws upon ancient and modem yogic and martial arts styles. The 
foundation of the Budokon physical practice is precision, alignment and Zen mind. All Budokon techniques 
are designed to explore the body's fuU range of motion. The practice dances between agility, control, speed, 
power, balance and flow. The Budokon Budo Series is a combination of standing and ground techniques 
drawn primarily from Okinawan Karate-Do, Gracie Jiu-jitsu, and Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do. The 
objective of this series is to teach agility, power, focus and flow in the body and mind. 

205 BADMINTON 

Course content emphasizes the basic playing skills of badminton at the beginner level, as well as rules, 
strategies, safety, offensive and defensive elements, and competitive activities. Each of the above elements 
will be applied to the singles, doubles, and mixed-double games. 

207 DANCE -SHAG Patty Mcllroy 

The Carolina shag is very popular in the southeast region of the United States. The Carolina shag is a 
slotted swing dance that shares many figures with "jitterbug" and uses the same footwork tuning as east 
coast swing: triple step, triple step, rock step. Some dancers use a "kick-ball-change" step in place of the 
rock step. The music tempo averages about 125 beats per minutes. Shag is a smooth, graceful dance with 
an emphasis on footwork rather than on turns. 

213 CROQUET William Brown 

Skills, rules, techniques, and terminology of aoquet. 

217 DANCE - JAZZ Jackie McCarthy - North Carolina Dance Theater 
This class is designed for dancers with intermediate to advanced experience in jazz dance technique. 
Applications of technical and expressive qualities in dance are emphasized. For more information on this 
class or any of the Dance Ensemble classes, contact Stephanie Vertongen at stvertongen@davidson.edu . 

Cost: $30/semester. 

218 DANCE -SWING Drew Barrett 
This class introduces the technique and discipline of East Coast Swing with elements of jitterbug, lindy 
hop and jive. 

219 DANCE - MODERN Gretchen Jax - North Carolina Dance Theater 
This class is designed for dancers with all levels of experience in modem dance technique. Applications of 
technical and expressive qualities of dance are emphasized. For more information on this class or any of the 
Dance Ensemble classes, contact Stephanie Vertongen at stvertongen@davidson.edu . Cost: $30/semester. 

220 FENCING - CoUeen Gallant 
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of foil fencing as a lifetinie recreational sport. Fee: $10 for 
students; $25 for Stajfand Faculty. 

221 DANCE - ADVANCED BALLET Madeline Geurdat - North Carolina Dance Theati-e 
This class is designed for dancers with advanced experience in ballet. Applications of technical and 
expressive qualities in dance are emphasized. For more information on this class or any of the Dance 
Ensemble classes, contact Stephanie Vertongen at stvertongen@davidson.edu . Cost: $30/setnester 



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225CARDIOJAM Staff 

An eclectic mix of cardio movement styles such as funk, jazz, latin, rock, and more come together for a 
great workout. 

226 GOLF 

Course content emphasizes the basic skills involved in club selection, golf course analysis, shot selection 
and execution of the golf swing. Rules, scoring, handicapping, and etiquette are included. Class meets 
at Davidson College Covington Golf Course See Physical Education Registration site for more information, 
including course fee for students, staff, and faculty. 

230 MARTIAL ARTS -KARATE William McDavitt 

Course offers instruction in Shotokan karate as taught by the Japan Karate Association. As a result of this 
course, students will be able to demonstrate and effectively apply techniques of various stances, punching, 
kicking, striking, blocking, body shifting and combinations of the above. 

234 RACQUETBALL Tom Oddo or Sandy Helfgott 

Beginner racquetball skills, rules, etiquette, scoring and strategies are taught. Round robin play with be 
included. 

237 SELF DEFENSE -R.A.D. Laura Vanzant 

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. 
The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk 
reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Please note 
this class is designed for women only. 

242 TENNIS Staff 

This course emphasizes the acquisition of beginning level skills in the execution of forehand strokes, 
backhand strokes, the serve, and the volley. Rules, strategies of the singles and doubles games, etiquette, 
safety, and competitive activities are included. 

249 TURBO KICK Staff 

The course is designed to improve physical fitness and increase cardio-respiratory fitness. This ultimate 
cardiovascular challenge combines movement patterns, technique and agility training. 

252TAICHI 

Tai Chi is a method of meditation and self-integration through slow, relaxed, conscious movement. 
You exercise the ability to bring yourself into internal harmony and balance. Tai Chi produces the same 
benefit as meditation with the added positive effects of exercise. With Tai Chi movement, you direct your 
body with your mind. You utilize sensitivity and intelligence to obtain results instead of will power and 
exhaustive effort. 

252 TAI CHI AmyBecton 

Tai Chi is a method of meditation and self-integration through slow, relaxed, conscious movement. All 
levels are most welcome!! 



164 — Physical Education 



253 YOGA - . Staff 

Two different styles are offered: 

1) One of the fastest growing styles of yoga in the world, Anusara is a powerful hatha yoga system that 
weaves universal alignment principles with non-dual philosophy creating a rich environment for self- 
knowledge, awareness, and empowerment. Imagine your body becoming stronger and more flexible 
as you increase your ability to manage daily stress through the physical practice, pranayama (breathing 
techniques) and meditation. 

2) Vinyasa - This style of Hatha yoga flows from one posture (asana) to the next, while the breath keeps the 
rhythm. It is physically a more strenuous form of yoga that focuses on the cardiovascular system, musciilar 
flexibility, strength, and balance while achieving a mind-body connection. Yoga mats are recommended and a 
limited number are available for students to bonaw. Mats are also available for purclmse at a discounted price. 

255 BELLY DANCING Jan Blodgett and EUen Henshaw 
Learn fundamental belly dance steps and isolations, limbering/ stretching exercises, basic Middle Eastern 
rhythms, the use of finger cymbals, and the historical background of the belly dance. 

256 STRENGTH TRAE^JING 

This course focuses on understanding exercise and its effect on the body. Cardiovascular endurance, 
muscular strength, endurance and flexibility are improved through a variety of conditioning activities. 

258 A VICIOUS CYCLE Sandy Helfgott 
Cycle through intense hiUs, fast loops, and sprints then follow it up with a mix of circuit training, 
plyometrics, core, and agility work. A nonstop hour guaranteed to challenge you. 

259 FLO-MOTION Christy McCormick 
This class takes the elements of a traditional Pilates mat class and combines them with high intensity circuit 
training using balls, bands, and one's own body weight. A great way to cross train and increase overall fitness. 

260 BELOW THE BELT Nolynn Sutiieriand 
A strength and conditioning class that focuses on the core (abs and back) and the lower body using 
equipment and own body weight. 

261 PILATES Staff 
An hour long class that focuses on core strength that helps to build strength and flexibility as well as 
creating long, lean muscles without bulk. Pilates is effective in preventing and recovering from injury. This 
course is open for anyone interested in Pilates (regardless of experience). May be taken for credit, for fun, 
(orbotii). 

263 DANCE ENSEMBLE 

A completely student-run organization that welcomes and encourages all dance styles and skill levels. 
To receive PE credit for Dance Ensemble, students must participate in the Fall or Spring Dance Ensemble 
Performances and attend 90% of weekly rehearsals. For more information about Dance Ensemble contact 
Stephanie Vertongen at stvertongen@davidson.edu . 

299 FITNESS FOR THE ATHLETE 

For the athlete (M, club, or Varsity) who wants to stay in shape and hone flexibility, balance, sfrength and 
endurance. Teaches techniques and sfrategies to work out alone as well as motivation to improve weaker 
areas. Each day will be different, incorporating intervals, circuits, jump ropes, frail runs, and much more. 



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301 CANOEING Staff 

This course offers instruction at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level. Upon completion of this 
course, students will be able to: demonstrate safe handling skills, self-rescue skills, and ways to apply 
the basic skills. They should be able to name the parts of the canoe and be able to perform the following 
strokes: bow sculling, reverse sculling, sweep, reverse sweep, and J. 
Brief Description of trip: 

Students meet at Baker Sports Complex early (7:30) morning and take a van approximately 45 minutes 
to Lookout Dam 

Strokes, rescues, nomenclature, etc. will be covered on site 

Relaxing trip down the Catawba River ' 

End trip at Bill's Marina and enjoy a bite to eat and a beverage 

Back to the Lake Campus for the finishing touches 
Students must pass the swim evaluation on Baker Night in order to participate on this trip. In case of inclement 
weather call the physical education department for instructions. Fee: $40.00 

305 LIFEGUARD TRAINING ■ ' Lee Jones 

This course teaches students to become American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards Successful completion of 
swim test (Spring) Fee: $100.00 

307 SAILING Staff 

This course offers instruction in beginning, intermediate and advanced skills. Upon completion of this 
course, students will be able to: demonstrate safe handling skills, self-rescue skill, and ways to apply the 
basic skills. They should be able to name the parts of a sail boat and be able to rig a sailboat. Successful 
completion of swim test. Students provide their transportation to and from the Lake Campus, hi case of inclement 
weather call the physical education department for instructions. Fee: $40 

311 SWIMMING I - BEGINNER Jessica Miller 
This course is designed to teach a non-swimmer or a shallow water swimmer to become a safe and efficient 
deep water swimmer. After the development of sufficient skills to perform a modified crawl stroke, the 
elementary back stroke, survival floating, jumping into deep water, leveling off and changing directions, 
swimmers will be able to swim in deep water. Students that do not pass or do not take the swim evaluation must 
take Swimming I to fulfill their PE Aquatic requirement 

312 SWIMMING II Jessica Miller 
For intermediate to advanced swimmers. Swimmers have the opportunity to work on advance techniques 
and aquatic skills. Participants practice running entries and distance swimming using crawl, back crawl, 
and breaststroke. Successful completion of swimming evaluation or Swimming I. 

316 WATER SKIING Staff 

This course offers instruction in beginning, intermediate and advanced skills, including slalom, trick and 
knowledge of safety rules. Must pass swimming evaluation. Students proinde tlieir ozvn transportation to and 
from Lake Campus. In case of inclement weather call the physical education department for instructions. Fee: $40 

321 FITNESS SWIMMING Staff 

This course is designed to promote fitness through the use of water-related activities compatible with a 
pool environment. Emphasis is placed on water resistant exercises, lap swimming utilizing various kicks 
and strokes, relays, and a variety of aquatic games. 



166 — Physical Education/Physics 



501 ROCK CLIMBING 

Introduction to basic rock climbing techniques, equipment, belay, and safety and risk assessment issues. 
Contact Davidson Outdoors for more information on this course and for upcoming trips. 

502 KAYAKING ' Davidson Outdoors 
Step-by-step instruction will teach participants how to enter and exit a kayak, how to paddle the basic 
strokes and how to re-enter the boat after spilling. Successful completion of swim test. Kayakitig is offered through 
the Davidson Outdoors Program. To take this course for physical education credit you will need the permission of the 
Physical Education Department and Davidson Outdoors. For more information 

503 CAVING - _■ 
Contact Davidson Outdoors at Ext. 2623 for complete description and details. 

504 BACKPACKING 

Introduction to backpacking with an emphasis on basic map and compass use. Covers hiking opportunities 
as well as equipment, trip planning and risk management of backcountry tiavel through an exploration of 
area trails. Contact Davidson Outdoors at Ext. 2623 for complete description and details. 

505 WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP SKILLS Davidson Outdoors 
Explores techniques of providing leadership for groups in an outdoor adventure class situation. Includes 
conflict resolution, emotional management, and task balancing skills through an understanding of group 
dynamics. To take this course for physical education credit you will need the permission of the Physical 
Education Department and Davidson Outdoors. For more information see the Davidson Outdoors web site. 

506 WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP SKILLS - WATER 

Contact Davidson Outdoors at Ext. 2623 for complete description and details 

507 WILDERNESS FIRST AID 

Contact Davidson Outdoors at Ext. 2623 for complete description and details 



PHYSICS 

Professors: Boye (Chair), Cain (On leave), Christian 
Associate Professors: Belloni, Gfroerer, Yukich 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Holcomb 
Adjunct Lecturer: Drake 

Distribution Requirements: Any course in physics numbered 103 or above may be counted 
toward the fulfillment of the distribution requirement in Natural Science and Mathematics. 
Physics 120, 220, 130, or 230 satisfies the distribution requirement in laboratory science. AP credit 
for Physics 118 or 119 does not satisfy the distribution requirement in laboratory science. 



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Major Requirements: Physics 120 or 130 is a prerequisite to a major in physics. Only with specific 
permission of the department chair can Physics 118 satisfy this prerequisite. The major consists of 
ten physics courses: 200, 220 or 230, 310, 320, 330, 335, 350, and 360; the mathematics requirement; 
and one course chosen from courses numbered 400 to 460. If Physics 201 is not taken to fulfill the 
mathematics requirement, then an additional physics course is required at the 400 level with the 
approval of the department. 

Mathematics Requirement: Either Physics 201 or both Mathematics 150 and 235 will satisfy the 
mathematics requirement. The math requirement should be satisfied by the end of the sophomore 
year if possible. Physics 201 may not be taken in the senior year to satisfy this requirement. 

Major Requirements (Engineering Dual Degree (3-2) Track): Students seeking to complete the dual 
degree engineering (3-2) track with a physics major are required to take the following courses in 
order to receive a B.S. degree in Physics from Davidson: Physics 230, 310, 320, 335; the mathematics 
requirement; and two courses chosen fiom 330, 350, and 360. 

Honors Requirements: In addition to completing the requirements for a major in physics, a 
candidate for honors in physics must submit a written thesis covering an independent research 
project. Such a project may be based upon work completed in Physics 495, 496, or in an 
undergraduate research program on or away fiom campus that is approved by the department. 
Applications for honors in physics should be made in writing to the chair of the department no 
later than the end of the junior year. 

The awarding of honors in physics is based on: 

1. An overall average of at least 3.2, with an average of at least 3.5 in physics courses taken 
at Davidson. 

2. An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination in Physics. 

3. An oral presentation of the research in a departmental seminar. 

4. The favorable vote of the physics faculty concerning the qualities of the candidate, the 
course of study, the written thesis, and the oral defense. 

Applied Mathematics Concentration: Students who are interested in applied mathematics are 
encouraged to consider the Applied Mathematics Concentiation. The concentiation offers a track 
for students interested primarily in the natural sciences and another tiack for students interested 
primarily in the social sciences. The concentiation is described in detail in this catalog under 
concentrations. 

Computer Science Concentration: Students who are interested in computer science are invited 
to investigate the Computer Science Concentiation. This concentiation is described in detail in 
this catalog under concentiations. Physics courses involved in the computer science concentration 
are Physics 200, 310, and 397. Mathematics courses in the concentiation are listed under the 
Mathematics Department. The student who intends to pursue graduate study in computer science 
should major in physics or mathematics or take upper-level physics and math courses to augment 
the Computer Science Concentiation. 



168 — Physics 



Rationale for Course Numbering: 

The 100-level courses in Physics are open to all students. Courses numbered between 100 and 115 
are topical in natiire and are primarily for non-science majors, and courses nimibered 120 and 130 
are entry-level introductory courses at the algebra- and calculus-based levels, respectively, for both 
majors and non-majors. 

The 200-level courses are second-level introductory courses open to all students who have taken 
PHY 120 or 130 or, in tiie case of PHY 201, who have taken MAT 135. 

The 300-level courses are intermediate-level courses designed for physics majors and other students 
who have the suitable prerequisites. PHY 310, 320, and 330 are open to students who have taken PHY 
220 or 230. PHY 335, 350 and 360 are open to students who have taken previous 300-level courses. 

The 400-level courses are advanced courses available only to physics majors or other students with 
the proper prerequisites. Independent study and independent research courses numbered 390-399 
and 490499 are available to qualified students with permission of the instructor. 



103 PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT Cain 

A study of the physical laws and processes that underlie environmental phenomena with a special focus 
on energy. Technical, economic and social consequences of these laws and processes will be examined to 
better delineate the complex decisions related to environmental issues. No laboratory. Designed for non- 
science majors. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

105 ASTRONOMY BeUoni, Cain 

A survey of the current scientific view of the Universe. Emphasis on the physical and mathematical 
principles necessary to understand how astronomers observe and interpret phenomena. Topics include 
the historical development of major astronomical theories, the interaction of light and matter, the life cycle 
of stars, and the structure and evolution of the Universe. No laboratory. Designed for non-science majors. (Fall) 

110 THE PHYSICS AROUND YOU Cain, Holcomb, Yukich 

A descriptive course, intended primarily for non-science majors, concerning the laws of mechanics, heat, 
electricity, light, magnetism, the atom and the nucleus as applied to the devices and technology used and 
the natural occurrences observed in everyday experience. No laboratory. Designed for non-science majors. 
Not open to students with credit for Physics 120, 220, 130 or 230. (Fall & Spring) 

115 MUSICAL TECHNOLOGY Boye 

The physical principles of sound, light, and electricity are developed and explored in order to understand 
their application in such technologies as digital audio recording and reproduction, synthesis of musical 
instruments, CDs, MP3s, personal audio players, lasers, and room acoustics. No laboratory. Designed for 
non-science majors. (Spring) 

118 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT: MECHANICS 

Course credit for appropriate scores on the AP Physics B exam or the AP Physics C (mechanics) exam. The 
course does not satisfy the lab science distribution requirement unless significant evidence of laboratory 
work (in the form of a laboratory notebook or reports) is presented to the Physics Department chair. Only 
with specific permission oftlie clmir may tlie course serve as prerequisite to otlier courses in Physics. Credit for Physics 
118 is forfeited by a student wlio elects to take Physics 120 or 130. 



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119 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM 
Course credit for appropriate scores on the AP Physics C (electricity and magentism) exam. The course 
does not satisfy the lab science distribution requirement unless significant evidence of laboratory work 
(in the form of a laboratory notebook or reports) is presented to the Physics Department chair . Only with 
specific permission of the chair may the course serve as prerequisite to otJier courses in Physics. Credit for Physics 119 
is forfeited by a student who elects to take Physics 220 or 230. 

120, 220 GENERAL PHYSICS Belloni, Cain, Christian, Holcomb, Yukich 

Mechanics, heat, soimd, electricity and magnetism, optics and modem physics. One laboratory period 
each week. Prerequisite: Physics 120 or permission of the instructor is prerequisite for Physics 220. (Both courses 
offered Pall and Spring.) 

130, 230 GENERAL PHYSICS WTTH CALCULUS Boye, Cain, Christian, Gfroerer 

Mechanics, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism, optics and modem physics. More comprehensive than 
Physics 120, 220 and designed for students who intend to major in chemistry, mathematics, physics, or 
who follow the dual-degree (3-2) Engineering track. One laboratory each week. Corequisite for Physics 130: 
Math 130. Prerequisite for Phxjsics 230: Physics 130 orpennission oftlte instructor (Physics 130, Fall; Physics 230, 
Spring) 

200 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS (= CSC 200) Christian 
Introduction to computer programming using an object-oriented programming language such as Java. 
Assignments will be based on simulations emphasizing problem solving in science, program writing, and 
numerical methods in science. A final project of the student's choice is presented in an end-of-term poster 
session. Prerequisite: Physics 120 or 130 at Davidson or permission oftlie instructor. (Spring) 

201 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SCIENTISTS BeUoni, Boye, Gfroerer 
Designed to develop a basic competence in many areas of mathematics needed for junior/ senior level 
work in the sciences. Basic methods of power series, complex numbers, Fourier analysis, linear algebra, 
ordinary and partial differential equations and vector calculus covered clearly and carefully but without 
detailed proofs. Symbolic computation and scientific visualization tools used as appropriate. May not be 
taken for major credit in the senior year. Prerequisite: Mathematics 135. (Spring) 

310 ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION Boye, Yukich 

Theoretical and laboratory investigations of analog and digital circuits including diodes, transistors, 
operational amplifiers, and logic gates. Incorporation of these components in power supplies, oscillators, 
amplifiers, microcomputer systems, computers and other instruments. Introduction to assembly language 
and Lab VIEW programming provided. Two laboratory periods each week. Prerequisite: Physics 220 or 230. 
(Fall) 

320 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PFIYSICS Boye, Gfroerer 

A survey of 20th and 21st century physics. Topics include relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and 
nuclear physics, elementary particles and cosmology. Two laboratory periods each week. Prerequisite: 
Physics 220 or 230. (Fall) 



170 — Physics 



330 INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS Belloni, Gfroerer 

Newtonian principles are used with differential, integral, and vector calcxilus to analyze classical dynamics. 
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics are also developed and applied. Topics may 
include: linear and non-linear oscUlations, gravitational systems, the calculus of variations, many-particle 
systems, non-inertial reference frames, rigid-body dynamics, normal modes, and wave theory. Prerequisite: 
Physics 220 or 230 and Mathematics 135, or pennission oftlie ijistnictor. (Fall) 

335 ADVANCED LABORATORY Gfroerer, Yukich 

Introduces physics majors to advanced laboratory experiments and research techniques, including writing 
and oral commimication skiUs. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics 220 or 230 and Physics 320. 
Physics 310 is recommaided. (Spring) 

350 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM BeUoni, Cain, Yukich 

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electromagnetic waves, with emphasis on the application of Maxwell's 
equations. Prerequisite: Physics 330 or pennission oftlie instructor. (Spring) 

360 QUANTUM MECHANICS I BeUoni, Christian 

Quantum mechanics with applications to exactly-solvable systems. Prerequisite: Physics 330 and 350 or 

pertnissionof the instructor. (Fall) 

391, 392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS STAFF 

Open to qualified students with permission of instructor. Topics announced in advance of registration. 

395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Open to students with substantial backgrounds in physics with written permission from a supervising 
professor who reviews and approves the study topic. The independent study typically culminates in a 
paper and/ or an oral presentation. 

397 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ADVANCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IN 
SCIENCE (= CSC 397) Christian 

(Cross-listed as Computer Science 397) . Independent study using computers to model dynamical systems in 
the natural sciences under the direction and supervision of the instructor who approves the specific topic of 
study. Emphasis is on the use of object-oriented programming and web-based protocols to investigate both 
dynamical systems and the representation of those systems as data structures and algorithms. Prerequisite: 
CSC/PHY 200 or CSC 121 and one of PHY 310, CSC 231 or CSC 325, or pennission oftlie instructor. 

400 STATISTICAL AND THERMAL PHYSICS Cain, Gfroerer, Yukich 

An infroduction to thermal physics using a statistical approach to describe systems composed of very many 
particles. The conclusions of classical thermodynamics are derived from statistical results. Prerequisite: 
Physics 330 or pennission of the instructor. (Fall) 

410 INTERMEDIATE ASTROPHYSICS BeUoni 

Asfrophysical concepts are considered using the techniques of classical mechanics, elecfromagnetic theory, 
statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics. Topics include: star formation, the structure and evolution 
of degenerate stars, supernova explosions, special and general relativity, and cosmology. Prerequisite: Two 
or more of Physics 330, 350, 360, and 400, or pennission oftlie instmctor. (Spring.) 



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415 OPTICS AND LASERS Yukich 

Applications of electromagnetic theory to modem optics and lasers. Topics include electromagnetic wave 
propagation and superposition, optical elements and devices, Fourier transforms, diffraction, polarization, 
interference, and coherence theory. Specific applications are made to lasers, spectrometers, interferometers, 
and optical systems. Prerequisite: Physics 350 or persmission of the instructor. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

430 ADVANCED MECHANICS Boye, Christian 

Continuation of Physics 330 including computer modeling. Topics include motion in non-inertial reference 
frames, rigid-body motion, Hamiltonian formalism, coupled oscillations and other selected topics such as 
special and general relativity. Prerequisite: Physics 330. (Not offered 2009-10) 

495, 496 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Staff 

Open to students with substantial backgroimds in physics with written permission of the supervising 
professor who reviews and approves the research topic. Satisfactory completion of a research project 
includes a presentation at a departmental seminar. (Physics 495, Fall; Physics 496, Spring.) 



POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Professors: Ahrensdorf (On leave, year), Menkhaus, Ortmayer, Rigger, Sellers, Shaw 

(Chair), Thomberry 
Associate Professors: Alexander, Crandall (On leave), Roberts 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Carrig, Mossige, Padhy 

Distribution Requirements: Only courses numbered 102 to 350 count toward the distribution 
requirement in Social Science. 

Cultural Diversitx/ Requirement: Political Science 233, 234, 240, 241, 332, 333, 337, 360, 471, 475, 
479, and 482 are options for fulfilling the cultural diversity requirement. 

Major Requirements: Ten courses in political science, as follows: 

1. Students must take at least one course in each of the following sub-fields. Seminars do 
not count toward sub-field requirements. If a course is listed in more than one subfield, 
a student may choose which one to use for the major. The same course cannot count for 
two sub-fields. 

a. Political Theory-Political Science 102, 205, 208, 209, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305; 

b. American Politics-Political Science 111, 210, 215, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 318, 319, 
323, 325; 

c. Comparative Politics-Political Science 130, 230, 233, 240, 241, 325, 331, 332, 333, 
334, 336; 

d. International Politics-Political Science 141, 240, 241, 337, 340, 345, 346, 347, 348. 

e. Methodology-Political Science 221. 

2. A seminar numbered 450 to 489. Seminars may have specific prerequisites and usually 
require prior course work in that sub-field. 



172 — Political Science 



3. A major paper. This paper will be written under the supervision of a Davidson College 
Political Science faculty member. An oral defense may be expected. This requirement 
can be met by the completion of an honors thesis or by the writing of a paper (at least 20 
pages) done in the context of a seminar or an independent study. Not all seminars will 
offer this option; check with the facult}' member offering the course. A grade of C- or 
better must be earned on the paper to satisfy this requirement. 

Note that Political Science 221 and a seminar must he taken at Davidson. 

Honors Requirements: Juniors or seniors who meet the general college honors requirements, 
who have made a 3.5 G.P.A. on at least four political science courses, and who can furnish 
convincing evidence of a special interest in and capacity for research may be admitted to the 
departmental honors program. Each successful applicant will develop an individualized plan of 
work in consultation with a professor in the department. This plan must include, in addition to the 
normal major requirements, the preparation of an honors thesis (Political Science 498). Those who 
maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. in all political science courses through the senior year and who produce a 
thesis that is judged of high quality by the entire department will be awarded "Honors in Political 
Science." 



Rationale for Course 'Numbering: 

Courses at the 100 level provide a general introduction to one area of the discipline of Political 
Science. These courses are limited to first year students and sophomores. 

Courses at the 200 or 300 level may be appropriate for any student. Usually there will be more 
writing and more abstract concepts presented at the 300 level. Especially given the split into separate 
subfields, there is no standard progression from one level to the next. 

Courses at the 400 level are seminars, all of which require instructor permission. Students wishing 
to take any of those courses should consult the professor directly as to suitability, given the student's 
prior background. 

AH courses are open to non-majors. 

lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRITING SEMINAR Roberts, Shaw 

Topics covered include "The American Dream of Success" and "Justice and Piety." Satisfies the distribution 

requirement in composition. Open only to first-year students. {Offered every year.) 

102 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES ^ Ahrensdorf 

This course investigates the theories at the foundation of liberal democracy, capitalism, communism, 
fascism, Nazism, and political Islam. Not open to juniors and seniors. Formerly POL 101. (Offered every year.) 

Ill AMERICAN POLITICS Roberts, SeUers 

Analysis of American political processes, institutions, and problems. Not opefi to juniors and seniors. (Offered 
every semester.) 

130 COMPARATIVE POLITICS Menkhaus, Pahdy, Rigger 

Introduction to the comparative study of political institutions, selected public policy challenges, and 
political trends in selected countries and regions around the world. Students are introduced to aspects of 
critical analysis and comparative methods as part of exploration of topics such as comparative electoral 
systems, executive-legislative relations, health care poUcies, gun control, immigration, taxation, and the 
democratization. Not open to juniors and seniors. (Offered aiery semester.) 



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141 INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Alexander, Crandall, Ortmayer 

Contemporary global issues, foreign policy, and the structures and processes of conflict and cooperation in 
a dynamically changing world environment. Not open to juniors and seniors. {Offered every semester.) 

205 FAMILY AND JUSTICE Shaw 

Examination of the ways in which families and political and economic institutions shape one another, 
with special emphasis on policies that promote marriage over 'alternative' family arrangements; state- 
mandated family leave policies; 'farrdly-friendly' corporate employment practices; same-sex marriage; 
divorce law; and welfare reform. (Fall) 

208 CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY (=CLA 268) Ahrensdorf 
Through a study of works by Aristophanes, Plato, and Aristotle, this course examines the Socratic revolution 
in the history of thought, why Socrates founded political philosophy, and the radical challenge that classical 
political philosophy poses to modem and contemporary political thought. {Offered aiery year.) 

209 MEDIEVAL POLmCAL THEORY Ahrensdorf, Shaw 
Major political thinkers of medieval Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. {Offered alternate years.) 

210 PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS Roberts 
Analysis of the internal operation of parties and interest groups and their role in the American electoral and 
legislative process. Not open to juniors and seniors except by permission oftJie instructor. {Offered aiery year.) 

215 THE POLITICS OF FEMINISM Roberts, Thomberry 

Philosophical origins of the feminist movement and its impact on the current American political scene. Not 

opentofirst-year students. {Offered alternate years.) , 

221 METHODS AND STATISTICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE Menkhaus, Rigger, SeUers, Thomberry 
The framework of social science analysis, and the use of statistics for studying political problems. Topics 
range from research design and hypothesis testing to correlation and multiple regression. Not open to first- 
year studaits. 

230 WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS Orhnayer 

Comparative analysis of the political culture, party systems, political economy, and foreign policies of 
France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other selected Western European states. {Offered every year.) 

233 POLITICS OF THE AMERICAS Crandall 
This course examine the history, politics, economics, and society of the countries and regions comprising 
the Americas- and Latin America in particular. In addition to the regular course readings, stijdents will 
also view several Latin American films and read novels by Latin American authors. Satisfies the cultural 

diversity requirement. {Offered every year.) . , , , , , ,, 

234 POLITICS OF SOUTH ASIA Padhy 
The course will introduce you to the history and politics of South Asia with special focus on India, Pakistan, 
and Sri Lanka. It will study contemporary issues of South Asian politics within the domestic, historical, 
and intemational context. Satisfies a major requirement in Political Science, distribution requirement in the social 
sciences and the cultural diversity requirement. 



174 — Political Science 



240 POLITICS OF AFRICA - Menkhaus 
Survey of contemporary political and economic issues facing the African continent, including international 
relations of Africa. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

241 POLmCS OF THE MIDDLE EAST Menkhaus 
Survey of contemporary political and economic issues facing the Middle East, including international 
relations of the Middle East. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Not offered in 2007-08.) 

252 CLASSICS IN THE CINEMA (=CLA 252) , __ _ Krentz and Ortmayer 

(Cross listed CLA 252) Analysis of films about ancient Greece and Rome, with particular emphasis on 
issues of historical accuracy and the cultural and political context in which the films were made. Provides 
major credit in classics or political science and satisfies a distribution requirement in the social sciences. 

(Fall) 

294 DAVIDSON IN WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 
Project involving student research conducted in Washington, D.C., as part of the summer program of 
Davidson in Washington. Must have a significant political component. (Offered evenj year.) 

295 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 
Research leading to the submission of a major paper under the direction and supervision of a faculty 
member who reviews and approves the topic of the independent study and evaluates the student's work. 

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Offered ez'ery semester.) 

300 MODERN POLITICAL THEORY . Shaw 
Leading political philosophers from the Renaissance to the latter part of the 19th century. (Offered every 
year.) 

301 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY Shaw 
Major political philosophers from Nietzsche to the present. (Offered every year.) 

302 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY Ahrensdorf 
This course explores such central themes of classical political thought as "education and politics," "idealism 
and realism," and "politics and literature." (Offered alternate years.) 

303 SPECL^L TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLmCAL THEORY Shaw 
The course explores topics of special relevance to debates in contemporary political theory such as 
"multicultural citizenship," "demoaatic theory," and "postmodern theory." (Offered alternate years.) 

304 FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERALISM Shaw 
Major political philosophers within the liberal tradition, including Locke, Kant, de TocqueviUe, and Rawls. 

305 EDUCATION AND POLITICS Ahrensdorf 
This course examines the proper political and moral education of aspiring leaders in works by Plato, 
Machiavelli, and Shakespeare. 

311 THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS Roberts, SeUers 

Legislative behavior and policy-making in the United States, with particular emphasis on the Congress. 

(Offered roery year.) 



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312 THE PRESIDENCY Roberts 

The modem American presidency from a policy-making perspective, including consideration of the 
various internal and external factors which constrain the behavior of incumbent presidents. (Offered ezmy 
year.) 

314 PUBLIC POLICY " Roberts, Sellers, Thomberry 
Formation, implementation and evaluation of governmental responses to public needs. Focus on special 
topics such as environmental policy and health care. (Offered alternate years.) 

315 CONSTTTUTIONAL LAW Thomberry 
Development and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States through analysis of the decisions 
of the Supreme Court. Not open to first-year students. (Not offered in 2008-09.) 

316 CIVIL LIBERTIES Thomberry 
Analysis of Constitutional guarantees of civil liberties in the United States with special focus on the Bill of 
Rights and the 14th Amendment. Not open to first-year students. (Not offered 2008-09.) 

318 STRATEGY AND ETHICS IN CAMPAIGNS Sellers 
This course will explore the vocation of political candidates, by discussing strategic and ethical dilemnias 
that they face in election campaigns. Students in the course will examine why politicians run for office, 
how they try to win office, and whether their decisions in these areas are normatively desirable. Not open 
to first-year students. (Offered alternate years.) 

319 PUBLIC OPINION ' ' SeUers 
Formation, change and measurement of political attitudes. (Offered alternate years.) 

323 POLITICS AND THE MEDIA Roberts, Sellers 
An assessment of the role mass media play in American poUtics with emphasis on systematic as well as 
individual effects. Prereqidsite: Political Science 101, 111, 130, 141 orpennission of the instructor. 

324 PHILANTHROPY AND THE NON-PROFLT SECTOR Menkhaus 
Exploration of the emerging role of the non-profit sector and charitable organizations in community 
development and advocacy. Pennission required. (Offered alternate years.) 

325 LEGISLATLTRES Rigger and Sellers 
Comparative analysis of the legislative process in presidential and parliamentary systems. Considers 
elections, law-making and executive-legislative elections. Satisfies the distribution requirement in tJie Social 
Sciences. Provides major credit in Political Science. 

326 POLmCS AND FILM Ortmayer 
The course examines from a variety of perspectives, and through a spectrum of cinema genres, how film 
and politics intersect and interact. The course investigates what films tell us about politics in America, how 
they say it, and what their contribution to American political culture has become. Satisfies a distribution 
requirement in social science. Provides major credit in Political Science. 

331 THE RISE OF NEW DEMOCRACIES CrandaU, Rigger 

The study of selected countries undergoing democratic transitions using theories of democratization in 
contemporary societies as a framework. (Offered alternate years.) 



176 — Political Science 



332 CHINESE POLITICS ~ Rigger 
Introduces the poUtical institutions and behavior of the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. 

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

333 THE POLITICS OF JAPAN, TAIWAN, AND SOUTH KOREA Rigger 
Introduces the political institutions and behavior of Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Satisfies the cultural 
diversity requirement. ' . . 

334 POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Padhy 

This course will examine historical and contemporary human rights issues in world politics. It will enable 
an understanding of the policies of human rights in different social and ciiltural contexts. Satisfies major 
requirement in political science and a distribution reqidranent in social science. Concentration in International 
studies (General requiremmt, pending lEC approval). 

336 RUSSLVN/POST-SOVIET STATES' POLITICS Orhnayer 
Comparative analysis of the political systems, political economies, and foreign policies of Russia and 
former Soviet republics, including Ukraine, the Caucasian republics, and Cential Asian states. (Offered 
alternate years.) 

337 POLrnCS OF DEVELOPMENT Menkhaus 
Theories of development and underdevelopment, selected issues affecting Third World states, and the 
comparative study of change in countries of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Satisfies the 
Cultural diversity requiranent. (Offered alternate years.) 

340 INTERNATIONAL POLmCAL ECONOMY Crandall 

This course examines the history, philosophy, and current debates and issues related to international 
political economy. Students will read political economy philosophers such as Schumpeter, Marx, Ricardo, 
Smith, Hayek, and Sen. The history component covers the development of the modem international 
economy from the late 19th century through the post-Cold War era. Contemporary topics covered include: 
free tiade agreements, international financial and tiade institutions such as the World Trade Organization, 
World Bank, International Monetary Fund, micro-enterprise, exchange-rate policy, and global poverty. 
Prerequisite: Economics 101. (Offered alternate years.) 

345 EVOLUTION AND PRACTICE OF U.S. POLICY IN THE AMERICAS Crandall 
This course traces the evolution of United States involvement in Latin America beginning with the War of 
1898 and continuing through the present day. It focuses on recent US-Latin American issues such as the 
war on drugs, undocumented immigration, and intermittent U.S. interventions in the hemisphere. 

346 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY I Ortmayer 
Analysis of the foreign policy process, bureaucratic politics, executive-congressional relations and selected 
foreign policy problems in a discussion-intensive approach using case studies (e.g. interventions in Haiti 
and Somalia, South African sanctions, Cuba Missile Crisis). (Offered every year.) 

347 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Menkhaus 
Survey of theories of international cooperation, conflict, and organization; the historical evolution, functions, 
and current politics of key international organizations, especially the United Nations; U.S. foreign policy 
toward the U.N.; and selected issues and case studies with a focus on the politics of intervention and 
international peacekeeping. (Offered alternate years.) 



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348 CONTEMPORARY NATIONAL SECURITY Menkhaus, Ortmayer 
Analysis of global security threats, the nature of contemporary warfare, and debates over U.S. national 
seciirity policies. Emphasis wiU be on case studies from the post-Cold War era. {Offered alternate years.) 

349 THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE ASIA PACIFIC Rigger 
Considers the foreign policies of and relationships among nations in the Asia-Pacific region. Provides major 
credit in political science and satisfies a distribution requirement in tlie social sciences. Asian Studies concentration. 

360 THE LATIN AMERICAN POLITICAL NOVEL Crandall 

This course analyzes the political messages and discussions within some of Latin America's most widely 
read works of fiction. The course also examines the broader political, economic, and social context in which 
these stories take place. The novels will be read in English translation. Satisfies tlte distribution requirement in 
Social ScietKC. Provides major credit in Political Science. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement, Ethnic Studies 
Concentration, and International Studies Concentration credit. 

380-382 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Staff 

An upper division course dealing with a topic in international relations. Past courses have included Causes 
of War, International Law, and Terrorism in the 20th century. Provides major credit in political science and 
satisfies a distribution requirement in tlte social sciences. 

390TUTORL\L Staff 

Individual programs of supervised study conducted through the preparation and discussion of a series of 
essays under the direction aiid supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of the 
tutorial. Prerequisite: Pemiission of the instructor. (Offered every sanester.) 

393 SYMPOSIUM: DAVIDSON IN WASHINGTON Staff 

A symposium on topics of contemporary politics conducted in Washington as part of the summer program 
of Davidson in Washington. Possible topics include: National Security, Citizenship in the 21st Century, 
Justice and the Family. 

450-459 POLmCAL THEORY Ahrensdorf, Shaw 

Reading, research, reports, and discussions on selected topics within the sub-field. Past seminars include 
"Lincoln and the Crisis of American Democracy" and "The City and Justice." Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. Individual courses may have additional prerequisites. At least one seminar is offered in each sub-field 
every year. 

460-469 AMERICAN POLmCS Roberts, SeUers, Thomberry 

Reading, research, reports, and discussions on selected topics within the sub-field. Past seminars include 
"Politics of Reproduction," "Southern Politics," and "Political Manipulation of the News." Prerequisite: 
Permission of tlie instructor. Individual courses may Imve additional prerequisites. At least one seminar is offered in 
each sub-field every year. 

47QA79 COMPARATIVE POLmCSQ Crandall, Menkhaus, Padhy, Rigger 

Reading, research, reports, and discussions on selected topics within the sub-field. Past seminars include 
"Conflict in the Andes," "European Integration," and "US-Taiwan-Qiina Triangle." Prerequisite: Pennission 
of the instructor. Individual courses may have additional prerequisites. At least one seminar is offered in each sub-field 
every year. POL 471, 475, and 479 satisfy the cultural diversity requirement. 



178 — Political Science/Psychology 



480-489 INTERNATIONAL POLiriCS . Ortmayer, Rigger 

Reading, research, reports, and discussions on selected topics within the sub-field. Past seminars 
include: "International Political Economy," "U.S. National Security Policy," "Conflict Resolution," and 
"Humanitarianism and War." Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Individual courses may have additional 
prerequisites. At least one seminar is offered in each sub-field every year. POL 482 satisfies the cultural diversity 
requirement. 

495 ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Research leading to the submission of a major paper under the direction and supervision of a faculty 
member who reviews and approves the topic of the independent study. Prerequisite: Permission of tlie 
instructor. {Offered every semester.) 

498 HONORS THESIS Staff 

Required of and limited to seniors in the Honors Program. Thesis is written under supervision of an 
appropriate instructor and is defended orally before at least three members of the political science faculty. 

(Offered every year.) 



PSYCHOLOGY 

Professors: Ault, Barton, Kello, Multhaup (On leave, Spring), Munger, Palmer (Chair), 

Ramirez 
Associate Professors: M. Smith (On leave. Spring), Tonidandel 
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Boyd, C Martin 
Adjunct Lecturer: Hall (On location at Broughton Hospital) 

Major Requirements: Ten courses are required including 101; 310; and 400, 401, or 402. Three 
courses must be methods courses: one must be 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, or 323; and one must be 314, 
315, 316, 318, or 319; the third can be from either sequence. Of the ten courses, students must take 
at least one in each of the following areas: 

Animal Behavior/ Physiological courses: 282, 284, 295*, 302, 303, 305, 323, 324, 360, 361, 365 

Cognitive courses: 276, 296*, 301, 304, 357, 377, 379 

Developmental courses: 234, 241, 243, 245, 297*, 315, 319, 352, 356, 377 

Clinical/ Industrial-Organizational/ Social/ Personality courses: 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 236, 
254, 260, 298*, 314, 316, 318, 350, 351, 356, 358, 359, 361, 364, 365 

One of the ten courses must be a seminar. 

In addition, all seniors must satisfactorily complete an oral interview conducted by a 
psychologist who is not a member of the department. 

(Course reserved for transfer credits.) 

Honors Requirements: The Department of Psychology considers for honors those senior majors 
who meet the general college requirements with a minimum 3.2 GPA overall, meet the stated 
requirements for a major in Psychology with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and complete a senior thesis 
(PSY 400). Completion of these courses does not guarantee a recommendation for graduation 
with honors. The student's work must be of superior quality. Evidence for such superior quality 
consists of generally high degrees of proficiency or exceptional creativity in course work, thesis, 
papers and projects. 



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Distribution Requirement: Psychology 101, 199c, and any course numbered between 230 and 
284 are courses which may be counted toward fulfillment of the distribution requirements in social 
science. 

Note on Prerequisites: Occasionally, under extraordinary circumstance, the department chair 
may waive a specific prerequisite for a particular course. 

Rationale for Course Numbering: Psychology 101 is open to all levels of students and is the 
prerequisite for all other courses in the department. 

The 200-level courses except 290 (Practicum) are survey courses suitable for all levels of 
students who have had PSY 101. 

The 300-level courses numbered between 301 and 349 focus on research methodology and/ or 
participation in doing research. These are designed for majors, not open to first year students, and 
generally are taken after a few 200-level courses. The 300-level seminars (numbered between 350- 
380) are generally restricted to juniors and seniors but not necessarily to psychology majors. 

The 400-level courses are capstone experiences open only to senior psychology majors. 

Davidson-Broughton Summer Program: Each summer, if there is sufficient enrollment, the 
department offers Practicum in Psychology (Psychology 290) during an eight-week period, with 
the students living and working at the state mental hospital in Morganton, N.C. There students 
have direct contact with patients and staff members while studying with adjunct lecturer Hall. 
Credit for Psychology 290. Prerequisites: Psychology 231 and consent of iiistructor. Inquiries may 
be directed to Department of Psychology, Davidson College. 

101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Staff 

Survey of the current psychology of learning, perception, motivation, intelligence, thinking, social and 
abnormal behaviors, with emphasis on the application of scientific methods to psychological investigation 
and on the biological bases of behavior and experience. Students may be required to participate in 
experiments or in alternative research experiences. (Fall and Spring) 

195 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Study in an area of psychology not covered by other catalog offerings under the direction and supervision 
of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of the independent study. Students submit a 
written plan of study to the faculty member prior to the close of Drop/ Add in the semester of registration. 

Prerequisite: Psychology 101 and permission ofsupennsing instructor. Does not count toivardfidfillnmit of major or 
distribution requirements. (Fall and Spring) 

231 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Barton 
Characteristics, etiology, and treatment of major patterns of maladaptive behavior (anxiety disorders, 
depression, antisocial behavior, schizophrenia, etc.). Theoretical and empirical evidence for understanding 
causality and treatment. Prereqidsite: Psychology 101. (Fall) 

232 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Palmer 
Social influence upon individual behavior. Attitude formation and change; attitude measurement; 
conformity; communication processes and persuasion; prejudice; violence and helping behavior; 
cooperation-competition; group dimensions; person perception; and attribution theory. Prereqidsite: 
Psychology 101. (Spring) 



1 80 — Psychology 



234 CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY - .. Staff 

An overview of the psychological disorders of childhood, including their description, classification, 
etiology, assessment and treatment. Emphasis wiU be placed on the theoretical and empirical bases of 
these disorders, focusing on relevant research methods and findings as well as case history material. 
Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

236 FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY Staff 

This course explores family processes and relationships from a developmental prospective. Psychological 
theory and research methods that pertain to the study of marriage and parenting are critically examined. 
Ecological systems theory and family diversity are emphasized. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Not offered 
2009-10.) 

241 CHILD DEVELOPMENT (=EDU241) ' Ault 

(Cross-listed as Education 241). Individual development of normal children with emphasis on learning, 
social and emotional development, cognitive and language development. Special study of behavioral, 
social learning, and cognitive theories of development. Includes observations at local day-care centers. 

Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Fall) 

243 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (= EDU 243) C. Martin 

(Cross-listed as Education 243) An in-depth examination of specific theories, concepts, and methods 
related to the period of adolescence. Students will explore a wide range of topics including: cognitive 
development, moral development, identity formation, gender role, social relationships, and the effects of 
culture on adolescent development. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Spring) 

245 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING Multhaup 

Intioduction to human aging from a psychological perspective. Adult age-related changes in memory, 
intelligence, wisdom, personality, etc. Attitudes toward aging and adjustment to aging. Emphasis on the 
application of scientific methods to the study of aging. Students with credit in Psychology 319 may not 
enroll in Psychology 245. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

254 INDUSTRLA.L AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY KeUo, Tonidandel 

Current theory, research, and practice in the selection, tiaining, and evaluation of employees; management 
and development of employees as resources for the organization; design and development of the 
organization as a whole. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

260 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Kello 

Organizational Development (OD) is a multi-disciplinary area of research and practice that deals v^th the 
understanding and application of the principles of behavioral science to planned organizational change. 

Prerequisite: Psychology 101, 254 is desirable but not required. (Spring) 

276 COGMTTVE PSYCHOLOGY ' ^ Multhaup, Munger 

Intioduction to cognitive psychology. Structure and processes underlying cognition including perception, 
memor}', attention, language, problem solving, imagery, etc. Emphasis on theories and empirical evidence 
for understanding cognition. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Spring) 



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282 LEARNING Ramirez, Smith 

Overview of major topics in learning: eUcitation, classical conditioning, reinforcement, punishment, problem 
solving, behavioral economics, and verbal behavior. Focus on empirical data, research methodology, and 
technologies generated from learning research. Students with credit in Psychology 305 may not enroll in 
Psychology 282. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Spring) 

284 DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR Smith 

The course examines the effects of drugs on human and animal behavior. Consideration is also given to 
the physiological effects of drugs on the central nervous system. Methods for preventing and treating 
drug abuse are also addressed. Students with credit in Psychology 302 may not enroll in Psychology 284. 
Prerequisite: Psychology 101. (Fall) 

290 PRACnCUM IN PSYCHOLOGY Staff 

Field work and/ or data collection in an applied area of psychology. Before the close of Drop/ Add in the 
semester of registration, the student submits a written plan of study to the supervising faculty sponsor and 
negotiates a placement with a field supervisor. The student makes regular visits to the field setting (e.g., a 
school, clinic, business) for the work and reports regularly to the faculty sponsor. Prerequisite: Permission of 
faculty sponsor. Grading is pass-fail. Ttiis course may be taken only once. (Fall and Spring) 

301 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION Munger 
Research methods, concepts, and empirical findings in perception and attention are examined in lecture 
and extensive laboratory experience. Course explores how a physical stimulus impinges on sense organs 
and is subsequently processed and understood by perceptual systems (e.g., how do we "see" things?). 
Participation in research as subjects and experimenters is required. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 . Recommended 
completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Spring) 

302 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-BEHAVIORAL PHARMACOLOGY Smith 
Students conduct experiments on the effects of drugs on human and animal behavior. Scientific writing 
is a strong focus in this course, with students writing research reports on each experiment. Students are 
required to propose a novel Une of research in the form of a research proposal. Studies conducted in other 
behavioral pharmacology laboratories are discussed and critiqued. Some work with animals is required. 
Students with credit in Psychology 284 may not enroll in Psychology 302. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. 
Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Fall) 

303 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (= BIO 331) Ramirez 
(Cross-listed as Biology 331). Role of the nervous system; sensory and motor mechanism; physiological 
bases of motivation and emotion; sleep and arousal; and physiological bases of learning, memory, and 
language. Extensive laboratory training. Work with animals is required. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or 
Biology HI or Biology 112 and permission of the instructor. Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for 
majors. (Fall) 

304 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-MEMORY Multhaup 
Research methods, concepts, and empirical findings in the field of memory are explored in lecture and 
extensive laboratory experience. Emphasis is on human memory. Participation in research as subjects and 
experimenters is required. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. 
(Fall) 



182 — Psychology 



305 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-LEARNING Ramirez, Smith 

The major learning theories of the 20th century will be explored. Particular attention will be paid to the 
theories of Thomdike, Pavlov, Skinner, Toknan, HuU, Hebb, and Bolles. The empirical data supporting 
these theoretical frameworks will be assessed. This is a laboratory intensive course involving animals. 
Students with credit in Psychology 282 may not enroll in Psychology 305. Prerequisite: Psycliology 101. 
Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Spring) 

310 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-DESIGN AND ANALYSIS Barton, Tonidandel 

Introduction to psychological research. Descriptive, correlational, and experimental methods of research 
will be examined. Primary focus on data analysis including descriptive statistics and inferential statistics 
with emphasis on analysis of variance. Mandatory weekly computer lab. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. 
Recommaided in tlie sophomore, or no later tlian junior, year for majors. (Fall and Spring) 

314 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-CLINICAL Barton 
Research methodologies and statistical techniques used in clinical research. Ethical and practical constraints 
to the empirical study of clinical problems. Students critique empirical articles in Clinical Psychology 
and Behavioral Medicine in lecture/ discussion and develop skills with multivariate statistics. Required 
participation in research experiences as subjects and investigators. Prerequisite: Psychology 231 (or permission 
of the instructor) and 310. Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Fall) 

315 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-CHILD DEVELOPMENT Ault 
Research methods for studying child development are examined in lecture, laboratory and field settings. 
Methods include observations, interviews, and experiments with emphasis on ethical implications of 
research with children and research designs commonly used by developmental psychologists. Course 
requirements include participation in research as investigators. Prerequisite: Psychology 310. Recommended 
completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Spring) 

316 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-INDUSTRIAL/ ORGANIZATIONAL Tonidandel 
Research methods and statistical techniques used in industrial/ organizational psychology examined 
through lectures, laboratories, and field studies. Students gain knowledge and experience in research 
methods used in these fields. Students will be expected to apply these techniques and methods to complete 
individual research projects. Ethical and practical issues in organizational research discussed. Course 
reqiurements include participation in research as investigators. Prerequisite: Psydiology 310 required, Psydwlogy 
254 and/or 260 reccmmended but not required. Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Spring) 

318 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-SOCIAL Palmer 
Research methods and statistical techniques used in social psychology are examined through lecture, 
laboratory, and field research. Students wiU gain knowledge in formulating research questions, translating 
them into research methodologies, data collecting, and analysis. Comparative stiengths of different 
methodologies, ethical issues, and scientific writing wUl be emphasized. Course requirements include 
participation in research as investigators. Prerequisite: Psychology 310. Recommended completion by Fall, senior 
year, for majors. (Fall) ' ■ 

319 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-ADULT DEVELOPMENT Multhaup 
Research methods, concepts, empirical findings, and ethics for studying adult development (focus on 
younger and older adulthood) are explored in lecture and laboratory settings. Course requirements include 
participation in research as investigators. Prerequisite: Psydwlogy 101. Students with credit in Psychology 245 
may not enroll in Psychology 319. Recommended completion by Fall, senior year, for majors. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



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323 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (= BIO 323) Case 
(Cross-listed as Biology 323). An evolutionary approach to the study of animal behavior, concentrating on the 
adaptive nature of social systems. Laboratories include research projects on the behavior of animals in captivity 
and in the natural environment. Prerequisite: Biologi/ 111 and 112, or Psi/diology 101. (Not offered 2009-10.) 

324 FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY (= BIO 332) Ramirez 
(Cross-listed as Biology 332). Intensive readings in molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, 
neurophysiology, and/ or behavior. Students: 1) make classroom presentations of critical analyses 
of the course readings; 2) conduct laboratory research or hospital rounds; and 3) submit an annotated 
bibliography and a write-up of the laboratory project or term paper. Prerequisite: Psychologi/ 303 (Biology 
331) and the permission of the instructor. (Spring) 

330-349 TUTORIAL ... ^^^ 

Intensive readings in a specific area of study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who 
reviews and approves the topic of research. Students submit a written plan of study to the supervising 
faculty member prior to the close of Drop/ Add in the semester of registration. Open ordinarily only to 
advanced majors in psychology. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Fall and Spring) 

350-380 ADVANCED SEMINARS IN PSYCHOLOGY -. Staff 

Topics announced in advance of registration. Recent seminars include: Behavioral Medicine and 
Health Psychology, Children and Television, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Selection and Training 
in Organizations, Motivation and Attitudes in Work Organizations, Gender Identity, Reminiscence, 
Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience, The Cultured Animal, Psychology of Teamwork. 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor usually required. (Fall and Spring) 

400 SENIOR THESIS ' Staff 
Research, designed and conducted by the student, supervised by a faculty member, and reported in writing 
according to the form approved in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and consent of an additional faculty member who serves on the studmt's 
thesis committee. For further details, see the department web page. (Fall and Spring) 

401 ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY Ault, Multhaup, Tonidandel 
Central issues in psychology which cut across previous course boundaries. Specific topics vary year by year. 
The course begins with a review of major approaches to psychology (e.g., Behaviorist, Biological, Cognitive, 
Evolutionary, Humanist, Psychoanalytic) and ethical principles that apply to a variety of situations that 
psychologists face. Prerequisite: Limited to satiors except by permission of the department. (Spring) 

402 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS IN PSYCHOLOGY Munger 
Development of psychological thought in the Western world and emergence of psychology as a scientific 
discipline. Course begins with ancient Greek philosophers and works through philosophical writings that 
led to psychology, explores the founding of psychology as a scientific discipline in the late 19th century, 
and follows its development in the 20th century. Readings include primary sources. Prerequisite: Limited to 
seniors except by permission oftlie department. (Not offered 2009-10.) 



184 — Religion 



RELIGION 



Professors: W.T. Foley, Lustig, Mahony (Chair), Ottati, Plank 
Associate Professors: Poland, Snyder, Wills 
Assistant Professors: Brinton, Lye 

Distribution Requirements: All courses except lOlW may be counted toward the fulfillment 
of the distribution requirement; the department recommends that the first course be chosen from 
among 100- or 200-level courses. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: REL 170, 244, 255, 261, 270, 271, 272, 275, 280, 282, 346, 370, 375, 
382, and 383 are options for fulfilling the cultural diversity requirement. 

Major Requirements: Ten courses in religion (the Humanities 150-251 sequence counts as one 
course). Courses must include at least five courses at the 300- or 400-level, 301 (beginning with the 
class of 2011), two seminars, 401, one course in a non-Christian tradition, and one course from each 
of the following groups: 

1 . Biblical stiidies, broadly defined: REL 125, 130, 222, 223, 230, 231, 232, 320, 321, 333, 335, 
357,363,428,452. 

2. Various religions in the world, history of religions, religion and culture: REL 140, 170, 
242, 255, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 272, 275, 280, 285, 340, 341, 347, 360, 365, 361, 362, 363, 
370, 380, 381, 475, 479, 480. 

3. Topics and issues in theology and ethics: REL 141, 142, 143, 150, 155, 244, 245, 247, 248, 
250, 251, 252, 253, 256, 257, 258, 263, 284, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 352, 355, 358, 440, 
441, 446, 448, 450, 451, 455, 456, 458, 461. 

Minor Requirements: Six courses, at least four of which must be above 199. These courses must 
include either one 300-level course and a seminar or two seminars. In addition, they must meet the 
same distiibution requirements as applied to the major; that is, one course from each of the three 
specified categories and one course in a non-Christian tiadition. 

Honors Requirements: A minimum of 3.2 GPA overall, and 3.5 in the department; completion of 
senior thesis of honors quality, with oral examination; and the recommendation of the department. 
For admission into the honors program, consult with the chair of the department. 

Rationale for Course Numbering: Courses at the 100-level are designed primarily for first and 
second year students; registration for these courses is generally closed to juniors and seniors imtil 
the Drop/ Add period. Registration for courses at the 200-level and above is open to all students. 
Courses at the 300-level are open to all students and generally include more specialized reading 
material, involve more student research, and require somewhat longer papers than do courses at 
the 100- and 200-levels. Courses numbered in the 400s are seminars designed primarily for majors 
and minors, although registiation is usually open to all students. Seminar topics vary from year 
to year. 

Distribution of courses within the major itself is directed along three general lines of study 
and inquiry. Those in Group 1 are associated with biblical studies, rather broadly defined. Group 
2 includes courses on various religions in the world, the history of religions, and religion and 
culture. Those in Group 3 address topics and issues in theology and ethics. 



Religion— 185 



lOlW FIRST-YEAR WRITING SEMINARS IN RELIGION Staff 

Writing-intensive study of various topics within the field of Religion. Open only to first-year students. 
Successful completion fulfills the distribution requirements in composition but not in religion. 

125 PROPHECY: TRAJECTORIES OF DIVINE CONCERN Plank 

A study of prophetic literature in ancient Israel, early Christianity, and modem American culture that 
seeks to correlate prophetic experience of God and the expression of social critique in ancient and modem 
contexts. 

130 INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT Snyder 

Critical and interpretive study of the history, literature, and beliefs of the early Christian movement. Not 

open to juniors or seniors until Drop/Add or to students who Imve taken Religion 230 or 231. 

140 SIN AND REDEMPTION IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT Foley 
An examination of how selected Christian authors from the ancient, medieval. Reformation and modem 
periods viewed the human dilemma and its divine resolution. Not open to juniors or seniors until Drop/Add. 

141 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY Poland 
Reflection on fundamental concepts and issues such as creation, God, human nature, faith, evil, salvation. 

Not open to juniors or seniors until Drop/Add. 

142 AUTOBIOGRAPFiY AND RELIGION Poland 
Introduction to the study of religion through close readings of selected religious autobiographies and 
investigations of their historical and cultural contexts. Readings may change from year to year. Not open to 
juniors or seniors until Drop/Add. 

143 BEING HUMAN Ottati 
This course explores the questions: What does it mean to be a human being? What does it mean to be a 
good one? Typical sources for study and discussion include the Book of Genesis, Darwin's The Descent of 
Man , Reinhold Niebuhr's The Nature and Destiny of Man , novels and films. Not open to juniors or seniors 
until Drop/Add. 

150 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGICAL ETHICS Staff 

An introduction to fundamental questions and methods of ethical inquiry and theological thinking on the 
moral life. Not open to juniors or seniors until Drop/ Add. 

155 ISSUES IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE Lustig 

An examination of several proposed models of the relations between religion and science (conflict, contrast, 
convergence, confirmation). Analysis of challenges that modem physical and biological science pose to 
traditional understandings of creation, redemption, and divine purpose. Not open to juniors or seniors until 
Drop/Add. 

170 THE SACRED QUEST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Mahony 

Introductory considerations of the human search for meaning as reflected in religious expressions from 
Eastern and Western cultures. Particular attention is given to the role of the mythological imagination, 
sacred narrative, ritual, theological reflection, and philosophical inquiry in the realization of personal and 
communal identity. Not open to juniors or seniors until Drop/Add. Satisfies the cultural diversity requiranent. 



186 — Religion 



222 TRAGEDY AND COMEDY IN BIBLICAL NARRATIVE ,.: Plank 
A study of the tragic and comic dimensions of biblical literature. Special attention will be given to the Saul 
and David narrative and to the books of Ruth, Jonah, and Esther. 

223 WISDOM LLTERATURE Plank 
Israelite, Jewish, and early Christian wisdom writings. Particular attention to the sage's search for meaning, 
the problem of unjust suffering, the purpose of work, the contours of blessing, and the significance of 
creation. 

230 JESUS AND HIS INTERPRETERS ' ^ ^^ Snyder 
Representations of Jesus in the New Testament literature and in selected non-canonical works, with an 
emphasis on the diverse views of Jesus held by early Christians. The course concludes with selected forays 
into representations of Jesus in the visual arts and film. 

231 THE LETTERS AND THOUGHT OF THE APOSTLE PAUL Snyder 
Paul and his letters set in their Greco-Roman context with special attention to the social, historical, and 
religious environment in which Paul worked. Reflection on themes such as grace and law as they appear 
in later literature and culture. 

232 PARABLES IN THE JEWISH AND CHRISTL^N TRADmONS Plank 
Selected parables in the Jewish and Christian traditions, including parables of Jesus, the Rabbis, the 
Hasidim, Kierkegaard, and Kafka. Emphasis on the religious significance of narrative. 

242 THE RISE OF CFiRISTTANLIY (= CLA 272) Foley 

(Cross-listed as Classics 272). The theological and historical development of the early church from the New 
Testament period to the Council of Chalcedon (451 CE.) with a focus on early controversies as revealed 
through primary sources. 

244 MODERN JEWISH LLTERATURE Plank 
Modem Jewish fiction, poetry, and literary theory with particular focus on modem Midrash and the 
significance of writing as a religious act. Selected texts from Yiddish, Euro- American, and Israeli literature 
include writings of l.L. Peretz, Sholem Aleichem, S. An-ski, I.E. Singer, Cynthia Ozick, David Grossman, 
and Amos Oz. Satisfies the cultural diversiti/ requirement. 

245 MODERN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT Poland 
Challenges to Christian belief and theological responses to them from the Enlightenment to the early 
twentieth century. 

247 FOOD IN RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE Poland 
Examines food practices in various religious traditions; explores contemporary ethical dilemmas 
concerning what we eat. 

248 CHRISTIANFTY AND NATURE Poland 
An exploration of Christian attitudes toward nature and toward non-human animals as displayed in 
scripture and tradition. 



Religion— 187 



250 ISSUES IN THEOLOGICAL ETHICS Staff 

A focused study of a given ethical issue and its theological significance. Topics to be studied may include 
medical ethics, justice and poverty, war and peace, the meaning of virtue, and civil rights. 

252 PROPHETIC CHRISTIAMTY IN AMERICA Ottati 

A study of the theological ethics that contributed to the Social Gospel, Christian Realism, and the Civil 
Rights Movement in America. Resources include works by Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, and 
Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some secondary texts, recordings, and fUms. 

256 RELIGION, ETHICS, AND MEDICINE Lustig 
An introduction of basic themes, methods, and issues in religious bioethics. Exploration of ways that 
religious perspectives differ from, complement, or converge with secular approaches. 

257 DEATH, DYING, AND THE AFTERLIFE Lustig 
This course explores religious, ethical, psychological, and cultxiral dimensions of dying, death, and the 
afterlife. It considers a range of topics, including scientific and religious perspectives on embodiment 
vdthin the context of dying and death, varying definitions of death, and the ritual meanings associated 
with death. 

258 VOCATION OF CLTIZEN AND SOLDIER Ottati 
Theological and philosophical perspectives on civil government, war, and military service with readings 
from biblical and classical sources. Emphasis on recent essays on specific moral questions and issues. 

260 RELIGION IN AMERICA Wills 
Historical survey of the American religious experience from colonial times to the present. 

261 AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TRADmONS Wills 
The cotirse explores the varied religious experiences of African Americans from pre-slavery through the 
Civil Rights movement. Satisfies the cultural diversity recjuirement. 

262 IMAGINING AMERICAN RELIGION Wills 
A study of how people have portrayed the religious dimension of life through works of narrative fiction. 
Examines the various motives — religious, political, aesthetic, or otherwise — that guide American 
imaginings about religion. 

263 ENGLISH RELIGION, 1500-1829 Foley 
Survey of English religion from the English Reformation to Catholic Emancipation, drawing on primary 
sources to examine such religious developments as Puritanism, the dissenting traditions, Anglicanism, 
Latitudinarianism, and Methodism. 

270 CLASSICAL HINDUISM Mahony 

Historical, thematic, and theological consideration of selected aspects of classical Hinduism. Topics include 
concepts of divinity, the place in religious life of sacred narrative and ritual, the religious significance of the 
intellect and emotions, devotional sensibilities, the value and role of meditation, and ethical views. Satisfies 
the cultural diversity requirement. 



188 — Religion 



271 CLASSICAL BUDDHISM - ' Mahony 
Piistorical and thematic study of Buddhist thought and practice in representative Asian cultures. Topics 
include the nature of Gautama Buddha's enlightenment, sectarian and philosophical developments, 
cultural values, psychological insights, contemplative practices, and ethical viev^s. Satisfies tlte cultural 
diversity requirement. 

272 CLASSICAL ISLXm Mahony 
Theological and cultural study of Islamic history and religious expressions. Topics include the life of 
Muhammad, teachings of the Qui' an, developments in Islamic sectarianism, religious law and ethics, 
contemplative and ritual practices, and aesthetic values and expressions. Emphasis is on Islam before the 
rise of European colonialism, yet considerable attention is also given to Islam in the contemporary world. 
Satisfies the cultural diversity requiremeiit. 

275 JEWISH RELIGIOUS LIFE Plank 

Historical, thematic, and semiotic study of Jewish religious practice. Special attention given to liturgy, 
prayer, ritual, and domestic piety. Satisfies tJte cultural diversity requirement. 

280 CHINESE RELIGIONS Lye 

An introduction to Chinese religions with a focus on classical Chinese ideas and popular religious practices. 
The course introduces students to key teachings of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and others and examines 
conceptions of what constitutes a good life, the individual's place within the larger universe and the inter- 
related spheres of family, religion, medicine and politics. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

282 TIBETAN RELIGIONS Lye 

Religion in the Tibetan and cultural historical spheres, with emphasis on the relationship between the 
Buddhist religion, with its historical roots in India, and the indigenous Tibetan religious and cultural 
traditions. Topics include historical and doctrinal foundations of Tibetan religions, sacred geography, holy 
persons institutions and contemporary issues. Distribution credit in Religion. Satisfies a requirement for the 
major in Religion. Credit for tlie concentrations in Asian Studies and International Studies (pending). Satisfies the 
cultiiral diversity requirement. 

301 PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION Staff 

This course critically examines various methods, disciplines, and theories employed in the academic study 
of religion, focusing particularly on those approaches that locate religion in its social, cultural, and political 
contexts. Pre/Corequisites: Any two Religion courses OR permission of the instructor. Beginning with tlie class of 
2011, required of all Religion majors by tlie end of the junior year. 

320 THE GENESIS NARP^TIVE Plank 
A literary study of the book of Genesis, appropriating midrashic, intertextual, and post-modem strategies 
of interpretation. 

321 THE EXODUS TRADmON Plank 
A literary study of the book of Exodus and its appropriations in biblical literature, midrash, Jewish and 
Christian ritual, and Holocaust iconography. Use of literary, midrashic, intertextual, and post-modem 
strategies of interpretation. 



Religion— 189 



333 REVELATION AND THE APOCALYFnC IMAGINATION Snyder 

The ancient near eastern context for apocalyptic literature in canonical and non-canonical literature 
such as Enoch and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Close attention to the Book of Revelation and its modem 
(mis)interpretations. 

335 THE OTHER GOSPELS: LOST LITERATURE OF EARLY CHRISTLANTTY Snyder 

Treats the gospel literature that did not make it into the New Testament: the Gospel According to Thomas, 
Gnostic gospels such as the Gospel According to Phillip, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel 
of Judas, infancy gospels, and lost Jewish-Christian gospels. It also considers the development of the 
categories "heresy" and "orthodoxy," as well as the process of canonization. 

341 RELIGIONS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (=CLA 378) Snyder 

(Cross-listed as Classics 378). Treats gospel literature that does not appear in the New Testament: the 
Gospel According to Thomas; Gnostic gospels such as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the Gospel of Judas, 
and the Gospel of Truth; infancy gospels. Includes treatment of the concepts of "heresy" and "orthodoxy," 
as well as the process of canonization. 

343 MODERN AND POSTMODERN THEOLOGIES Poland 
Major theological movements and figures within the Christian tradition during the 20th and 21st centuries. 
Sequel to Religion 245, Modem Christian Thought. Prerequisite: Eitlier REL 141 or REL 245. 

344 MODERN CRmCS OF RELIGION Poland 
Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century critiques of religion. Figures studied may vary from year to year, 
but may include Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx among others. Not open to freshmen and sopltotnores until Drop/Add. 

346 MODERN JEWISH THOUGHT Plank 
Selected Jewish thinkers and their negotiation of the issues of tradition and modernity from the 
Enlightenment to the post-holocaust period. Attention to figures such as Mendelssohn, Buber, Rosenzweig, 
Heschel, Fackenheim and Levinas. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

347 CHRISTIAN LATIN WRITERS (= LAT 229/329) Foley 
(Cross-listed as Latin 229/329). Readings and research on selected Christian Latin authors from 200 to 600, 
including TertuUian, Cyprian, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great. Prerequisite: Latin 201. 

348 THEORIES OF RELIGION Staff 
Critical examination of the methods, disciplines, and theories employed in the academic study of religion, 
ranging from seminal works in the field to studies currently at the center of several ideological debates. 

350 REFORMED THEOLOGY AND ETHICS Ottati 

A study of the signal and dynamic ideas, themes, and issues of the Reformed tradition in theology and 
ethics, with emphasis on the sovereignty of God, predestination, sin, grace, law, faithfulness, and political 
participation. 

352 PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC ETFilCS Lustig and Ottati 

Compares and contrasts Protestant and Roman Catholic approaches to theological ethics. Analyzes the 
historical, conceptual, and metiiodological similarities and differences in the two traditions, applying their 
distinctive perspectives to several contemporary issues. 



190 — Religion 



353 THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHRISTIAN FAITH ' Ottati 
Christian beliefs and moral norms as they are expressed by the Apostles' Creed, The Ten Commandments, 
and the Lord's Prayer. In addition to critical studies of the history and composition of these texts, this 
course also includes classical and contemporary interpretations of what thev mean from Augustine, Martin 
Luther, and Thomas Aquinas to Rosemary Radford Ruether and Leonardo Boff . 

354 MAJOR FIGURES IN THEOLOGY AND ETHICS Ottati 
Each time it is offered this course explores the theology and ethics of a major figure, e.g., Jonathan Edwards, 
Karl Barth, H. Richard Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, and James M. Gustafson. Resources come from primary texts, 
secondary texts, and some sound recordings. - _ _ . 

355 WOMAN AND THE BODY IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION Poland 
A study of Christian attitudes toward gender and the human body as reflected in scripture, doctrine, and 
practice. Not ope^i to freshmen ami sol^homores until Drop/Add. 

357 THE BIBLE AND MODERN MORAL ISSUES Snyder 

Examines patterns of scriptural reasoning within Christianity in order to understand how the Bible has 
been put to use in ethical debates in the past and how it might be sensitively deployed in debates about 
modem moral issues. Prerecjuisite: One of tlie following: Religion 130, 222, 225, 230, 231, 232, 242. 

360 AMERICAN CIVIL RELIGION Wills 

Examination of the many ways that the United States serves as a focus for religious energies — for rituals, 
CTeeds, and myths that organize our lives and explain us to ourselves as a national community. Topics may 
include landscape, family, education, holidays and electoral politics as civil religious institutions. 

362 RELIGION IN VICTORL\N ENGLAND Foley 
The historical development of the Church of England and dissent in the nineteenth-century. Particular 
focus upon Victorian religion's various responses to industrialization, urbanization, political reform, 
developments in science and technology, and the rise of Biblical criticism. 

363 SCRIPT AND SCRIPTURE Snyder 
Treatment of orality and literacy, with implications for the formation of written scriptures. History of the 
Bible and its influence on textuaUty in western culture. The place of written scripture in Judaism and 
Islam. 

365 WOMEN IN AMERICAN RELIGION "' Wills 

Using biographies and autobiographies of women from various periods and traditions of American 
religion, this course will explore women's roles in those traditions and the conventions through which 
those women have been portrayed. 

370 ASL\N MEDLTATION TEXTS Mahony 

A study of the religious significance, ideals, and practice of meditation in selected Buddhist and Hindu 
traditions. Readings center on translations of primary texts but also include pertinent indigenous 
commentaries and modem interpretive works. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. 



Religion— 191 



375 WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION Brinton 

A study of how women have participated in Islam historically and in modem times. Topics include women 
and the feminine in the Our' an and hadith literatures, the exagetical tradition and how it has affected 
Quranic readings about women, women in the mystical tradition of Islam, and women in the application 
of Islamic law. Satisfies a major requirement in Religion, distribution requirement in Philosophy and Religion, and 
the cultural diversity requiretnent. 

382 CHAN/ ZEN BUDDHISM Lye 
Traces the historical development of Chan/ Zen Buddhism in China and its transmission to Japan and 
subsequent transformation. Each time this course is offered, a specific theme will be emphasized: doctrinal 
disputes, systems of meditation, ritual-practice, institutional structures, material culture and artistic 
traditions. Satisfies tlie cultural dii^ersiti/ requirement. 

383 DEVOTIONAL BUDDHISM Lye 
Although Buddhism has often been characterized as a non-theistic religion, deity worship, visions of 
Utopias and expressions of devotionalism nonetheless pervade much of Buddhism. This course focuses on 
the diversity of religious doctrines, practices and effects that surround several figures that became objects 
of devotional traditions among Buddhists. Distribution credit in Religion. Satisfies a requirement for the major 
in Religion. Credit for the concentrations in Asian Studies and International Shidies (pending). Satisfies the cidtural 
diversit]! requirement. 

395, 396 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Admission by consent of the instructor; use 396 for second Independent Study. Independent study under 
the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topics of study and 
determines the means of evaluation. 

401 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM Staff 

Required of all senior majors. Explores issues within the study of religion and discusses strategies for 
research. Each student will complete a thesis directed by an appropriate department member. 

410-419 SEMINARS IN THEORY AND METHODOLOGY 
Varies. 

420-439 SEMINARS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 
Varies. 

440-459 SEMINARS IN THEOLOGY AND ETHICS 
Varies. 

441 GOD AND WORLD Ottati 

460 RELIGION AND RACISM Foley 

460-489 SEMINARS IN THE HISTORY OF RELIGIOUS TRADmONS 
Varies. 

462 ANIMALS, HUMAN AND NONHUMAN Poland 



192 — Religion/Russian/Self-Instructional Languages 



480 CHINESE SCRIPTURES IN TRANSLATION - Lye 

498 HONOR THESIS Staff 

Research paper on some aspect of religious studies. Prerequisite: For senior majors approved by the department. 
See thesis instruction sJteetfor details. 



RUSSIAN 

See the German/Russian Department Russian course information. 

SELF INSTRUCTIONAL LANGUAGES 

Director: Associate Professor Kmger (French) 

Please note that the program reqviires the payment of an additional fee ($110) for each course 
enrollment. 

Highly motivated students with a demonstrated aptitude for language learning may apply for 
small group instruction in languages not taught in the classroom at Davidson. Students enrolled in the 
Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP) may not use these courses to satisfy the college's language 
or cultural diversity requirement. Most students do not begin study in SILP until their second year, 
after they have successfully completed their foreign language requirement. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is 
required. Auditing is normally not permitted in SILP courses. 

Davidson College adheres to the standards established by the National Association of Self- 
Instructional Language Programs (NASILP). Each offering is an intensive audio-Ungual course 
utilizing recommended self-instructional materials in combination with regular sessions with a native 
speaker. Emphasis is placed on the spoken language, although additional skills are also developed. 
Students spend three hours per week with the drill leader/ conversation partner in anticipation of a 
final examination conducted by a specialist who is usually invited from another institution. The results 
of the final examination serve as the basis for the course grade. Please note that the Pass/Fail option is 
not available for SILP courses. 

Since SILP courses can be offered only when there is sufficient demand and when a qualified 
native speaker is available, students are required to obtain permission from the director each semester 
that they are in the program. Interested students should contact the director as much in advance as 
possible and submit an application as well as a letter of recommendation from a Davidson language 
faculty member. Please note that permission is granted only by the director of SILP. Once students have 
received permission, they may include their request for a SIL course on the Web tree during the course 
selection period. The director is under no obligation to arrange instruction for students who apply once 
the semester has begun. 

Davidson seeks to provide self-instructional learning opportunities in languages where study will 
complement course work in the existing academic program. Students wishing to learn a less commonly 
taught language not found on the list below are invited to contact the SILP director well in advance of 
the new semester. Requests for other languages will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 



Self-Instructional Languages/Sociology — 193 



Self Instructional Language Courses: 

115 BEGD^JNE^G ITALIAN - - . 
Beginning Italian. 

116 CONTINUING ITALIAN 
Continuing Italian. 

125 BEGINNING KOREAN 
Beginning Korean. 

126 CONTINUING KOREAN 
Continuing Korean. 

141 BEGINNING BRAZILL^VN PORTUGUESE 
Beginning Brazilian Portuguese. 

142 CONTINUING BRAZILL\N PORTUGUESE 
Continuing Brazilian Portuguese. 

171 BEGINNING HINDI 
Beginning Hindi. 

172 CONTINUING HINDI 
Continuing Hindi. 

185 BEGINNING JAPANESE 
Beginning Japanese. 

SIL 186 CONTDvJUING JAPANESE 
Continuing Japanese. 



SOCIOLOGY 



Associate Professors: Kaufman (Chair), Ruth 
Assistant Professor: Marti, Taft 
Visiting STINT Professor: Strandh (Fall) 
Affiliated Faculty: Kelly (EDU) 

Distribution Requirements: Any course in sociology numbered under 370, other than Sociology 
260, may be counted toward fulfillment of the distribution requirements for the social sciences. 
However, first-year students are encouraged to take 100- and 200-level courses rather than more 
advanced courses. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: Sociology 205, 215, 245, 261, 305, and 430 satisfy the cultural 
diversity requirement. 



194 — Sociology 



Major Requirements: Ten courses, including Sociology 101, 260, 370, 399 and 499, and five other 
courses, two of which must be numbered 300 or above. No more than tivo independent research 
courses may count toward the major. 

Honors Requirements: A major desiring to become a candidate for honors in sociology must 
apply in writing to the department at the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year. 
Applicants must hav6 an overall GPA of 3.2 and a GPA of 3.5 in all course work taken in the major. 
In order to receive honors, a student must, in addition to maintaining this level of performance, 
receive a grade of at least A- on the Senior Thesis (499) as well as departmental recommendation. 

Rationale for Course Numbering: 

Sociology 101 provides an introduction to the discipline and is required for some upper level 
coursework. This course is limited to first year students, sophomores, and juniors. 

200-level courses, with the exception of 260 (Statistics), provide an introduction to substantive topics 
within the field. These courses are open to students at all levels. 

300-level courses focus on theory, methods, and more advanced topics. While open to students at all 
levels, a previous course in sociology is often helpful. 

400-level courses are advanced seminars that often require the permission of the instructor to enroU. 
499 is limited to senior sociology majors. 



101 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY Staff 

Introduction to the scientific study of human social interaction with particular focus on the mutual 
influences between individuals and the groups to which they belong; the basic theories, concepts and 
techniques used by sociologists in their reseairh. Not open to fourth-year students. 

204 SELF & SOCIETY Staff 
This course provides an in depth introduction of social pyschology, a field that systematically examines 
how the actual, imagined, or implied presence of other people influences a person's thoughts, feelings and 
behaviors. Although this course is interdisciplinary, in that research and theory from both sociology and 
psychology are covered, we will focus on the unique contributions made to the field by sociologists. 

205 RACL\L AND ETHNIC RELATIONS Marti 
Comparative and historical study of social processes related to racial and ethnic differences in modem 
complex societies. Readings in theoretical and descriptive literature, focusing on issues of unequal 
distribution of power and privilege, racism, and ethnic prejudice. Satisfies tlie culhiral diversity requirement. 

Ill DEVIANCE AND SOCL\L CONTROL Ruth 

Sociological theories and research concerned with the definition and characteristics of behaviors which do 
not conform to moral and legal codes in society. Ways in which societies attempt to control and sanction 
such behavior. 

215 LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES Staff 

A look at the social demography of the Latino population in the United States. This class will explore 
population, education, immigration and labor market issues. Satisfies tlie culhiral diversity requirement. 



Sociology — 195 



217 GENDER AND SOCIETY Kaufman 
This course introduces a critical approach to examining the social construction of gender. It explores several 
different perspectives on gender inequality and the role of social institutions such as family, education, 
economy, and media in creating the experience of gender in society. 

218 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY Staff 
This course is designed to introduce students to the sociological study of sexuality. We will seek to 
understand how sex and sexuality has influenced individuals and social domains. By examining past 
perceptions and reactions to sexuality, we can explore what has been accepted, rejected and why. 

219 SOCIOLOGICAL CRIMINOLOGY Rutii 
Analysis of social and legal aspects of crime, perspectives on causation, and consequences of variable social 
reactions to crime. Examination of research pertaining to crime and crime statistics; and modem tiends in 
criminal law, law enforcement administration, and corrections. Not open to smiors. 

230 SOCIOLOGY OF WORK Staff 
Work not only occupies a cential role in our lives, it is closely intertwined with other social institutions and 
social processes, especially social inequality. Work is perhaps the most important way in which society 
impacts our social experiences and life chances. Throughout the course, we will challenge the taken-for- 
granted notions about what constitutes work, what constitutes an occupation or profession, and the value 
of the economic vs. the social as a work outcome. Topics will include: contemporary issues in 21st century 
work; a look at work during and after the Industrial Revolution; major theorist's contributions to the study 
of work; work and self in the service industry; work and self among professionals and managers; and the 
modem distinction between work and family. 

231 LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONS Marti 
Leaders, teams, and organizations are closely intertwined in the operations of social institutions, social stmctures, 
and social processes. The course provides an introduction to models and theories of leadership, processes 
inherent in the dynamics of small group interactions, and critical insights from organizational theory. 

245 THE FAMILY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Staff 
Introduction to the sociology of the family in various Western and non-Western societies. Impact of 
industrialization, the market, colonialism, migration, and revolution on families in such contexts as pre- 
industrial Europe, India, and China. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

246 AMERICAN FAMILIES Kaufman 
Intioduction to families in the USA. Dating, cohabitation, civil unions, marriage, divorce, remarriage, 
intergenerational relationships, domestic violence, and fanuly policy are explored. Attention is given to 
gender, race, and class differences. 

250 INEQUALFTY IN AMERICA Staff 

Theories and comparative examples of the unequal distribution of social resources and the consequences of 
inequality for social Ufe. Analysis of class sbnacture, social mobility, and sodal programs to reduce inequality. 

260 SOCIAL STATISTICS Kaufman 

Introduction to the application of quantitative analysis in sociology and other social sciences. Topics include 
descriptive measures, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, chi-square, correlation, and regression. 
Computer applications through the use of SPSS. Cannot be taken for credit after ECO 205. 



196 — Sociology 



261 SOCIAL DIVERSETY & INEQUALITY IN EDUCATION (=EDU 260) Kelly 

This course focuses on issues of social diversity, social inequality, and social justice in education. It is 
designed to integrate cognitive development with the experiential aspects of social learning. Students 
will be encouraged to link new learning with their personal and social reality through structured writing 
assignments, cooperative learning activities, and critical experiential learning. Satisfies tJie cultural diversity 
requirentmt. 

271 URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY Marti 

This course introduces a sociological perspective of everyday social settings by applying methods of 
systematic, qualitative observation. Students carry out their own ethnographic research project; conduct 
observations; write up field notes; record routine, extraordinary, and significant social processes; generate 
a conceptual "codebook" for use in analysis; and present a suitable research report (both vmtten and oral). 
Ethical issues and intrapersonal aspects of the research process will be explored. Anyone who anticipates 
working in "socially-dense" settings characterized by ongoing interpersonal encounters, including 
professional and non-profit work, is encouraged to enroll. 

305 ETHNIC RELATIONS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Staff 

A comparative and historical study of ethnic relations in contexts outside the United States. Theories of 
ethnic relations, historical documents, case studies, and other descriptive and analytical literature on the 
topic are examined. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. 

310 GENDER, RACE, AND SPORTS Kaufman 

This course examines the interrelations among gender, race, and sports. The construction of racial and 
gender identities through sports, the influence of youth sports on children's socialization, sports in 
educational settings, and media images of female and minority athletes will be examined. 

312 GENDER, RACE AND CLASS IN MEDL\ Kaufman 

This course explores issues relevant to gender, race, and class in media. The course begins with the 
premise that all knowledge is constructed. As with other institutions, the media play a critical role in 
the construction of knowledge, particularly that related to our ideas about gender, race, and class. This 
course will mainly emphasize the representation of gender, race, and class in media. Provides major credit 
in Sociology and a distribution credit in the social sciences. Coimts towards the Concentration in Ethnic 
Studies and in Gender Studies. 

319 PENOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE - Ruth 
Corrections focusing upon penology and criminal justice. Includes a pre-term orientation period, outside 
lectures and briefings with speakers from corrections and law enforcement administration, field trips to 
several correctional facilities and a semester-long on-site field experience v«th officers and inmates at an 
area correctional unit. Prerequisite: Pre-registration intennezv and permission of tlie instructor. 

320 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION Marti 
The sociology of religion pursues an understanding of both the "social-ness" of religion itself and the 
mutually influencing interactions between religion and its social environment. Students will analyze 
religious beliefs, practices, and organizations from a sociological perspective, with a primary focus on 
religion in contemporary American society. 



Sociology — 197 



330 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (=EDU 330 Kelly 

(Cross-listed as EDU 330). An introduction to the sociological study of education in the United States, 
including an examination of the school as an organization within a larger environment. Explores the link 
between schools and social stratification by analyzing the mutually generative functions of schools and 
considers how processes within schools can lead to different outcomes for stakeholders. 

347 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT Staff 

This course explores the dynamics, processes, and effects of development. Issues of development, along 
with local and global responses to development are examined. Inequalities based on nation-state differences 
and gendered economic divisions are analyzed. . 

360 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY Ruth 

Sociological factors of health and illness, social organization of modem medicine, sociological analysis of 
the role and status of medical and paramedical personnel in this country, and the social differences in the 
acquisition of medical aid and in the reaction to medical treatment. 

370 THEORY IN SOCIOLOGY Marti 

Intellectual controversies that have stimulated efforts to develop scientific theories of society and social 
interaction. Writings of major sociological thinkers. Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or permission of the instructor. 

380 SOCIOLOGY OF HOLLYWOOD Marti 
Hollywood is more than geography; it is a vibrant, international network of people producing entertainment 
for fame and profit. This seminar pursues a sociological analysis of the social space called "Hollywood": its 
genesis, operation, and influence. The class begins with an exploration of the construction of Hollywood 
itself (e.g., geographic beginnings, the studio system, industry occupations, and financial realities) and 
then considers the broader effects of the entertainment industry on contemporary American society (e.g., 
relations with governmental and religious institutions, structures in film production and distribution, and 
the interrelationship of the entertainment industry and popular culture). Not open to first year students. 

381 FAMILY DIVERSITY Staff 
The 1950s solidified in the American psyche the vision of the "perfect" American family. This includes 
a father who serves as the patriarch, a supportive stay-at-home mother, and 2 all- American kids, and of 
course the dog. However, this vision did not resonate with many Americans then, nor does it now. There 
are many family forms in the United States and this class examines all these differing experiences of family 
life in America. Populations that wall be covered include single parents. Black families. Latino families, 
homosexual families, blended (step) families, and more. Not open to first year students. 

382 MEN AND MASCULINITY Kaufman 
This course explores how masculinity is constructed and how men are affected by these constructions. 
We consider whether constructions of masculinity differ by important social characteristics, such as age, 
race/ ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation. We also pay attention to the social context (e.g., schools, home, 
neighborhoods, workplaces, athletic venues) in which masculinity is created and maintained. We will 
address issues such as: the evolution of manhood; sexuality and adolescent masciilinity; poverty, mobility, 
and black masculinity; stieetlife and violence; fatherhood politics; masculinity and sports media. Not open 
to first year students. 



198 — Sociology 



384 POVERPi' AND POLICY ■ • ' Staff 

Poverty has been an issue in America since the Colonial era. The problem was exacerbated by the massive 
flov^ of immigrants and the low wages they received as well as by the former slaves who were also seeking 
employment. Urban cities became synonymous with poverty, ethnic immigrants, and general moral 
degradation. In the 1960s and 1970s researchers and politicians were sure that poverty would soon be a 
distant memory. However, that has not come to pass. Although poverty has changed since the early years 
in American history, it still remains a salient issue today. The goal of this class is to gain an understanding of 
the issues surrounding poverty in America today, its causes, what groups are disproportionately affected, 
and the various ways it may affect daily life for all members of American society (its consequences), and 
what steps the government has taken in regard to poverty. We will also explore why it is important for all 
Americans to be aware of the implications of inequity in the economic system. Each module will examine 
a different element of poverty in America. Not opm to first year students. 

395 OR 495 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SOCIOLOGY Staff 

Independent research under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic(s) of 
the research and determines the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Second, third, or fourth year standing, two 
courses in sociology, and permission of the instmctor. 

399 METHODS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH - Kaufman 

Techniques in qualitative and quantitative sociological research, analyzing and interpreting data, and 
evaluating research methods. Students will complete a thesis proposal. 

410419 ADVANCED SEMINARS IN SOCIOLOGY " Staff 

Topics annoimced in advance. Prerequisite: Jliird or fourth year standing and permission oftJie instructor. 

420 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY TERRORISM Ruth 

A seminar exploring a diverse array of issues in contemporary terrorism, beginning with the 
conceptualization and essential background of terrorism. Topical areas include the role of religion and 
ideology in domestic, international and ethnic terrorism; terrorism and the media; civil liberties and civil 
rights; counter-terrorism; policy, technology and the future of terrorism; homeland security and responding 
to the tragedy of September 11. Prerequisite: Tliird or fourth year standing and permission oftite instructor. 

430 RACE AND RELIGIOUS FAITH Marti 

The seminar focuses on the historic Black Church in America as well as religion and migration among 
non-native, ethnic congregations (whether church, temple, or mosque) in order to examine the relations 
between race-ethnicity, religion, and broader civic society today. The course also examines the rare 
achievement of multi-ethnic/ multi-racial religious communities. The broader and complex effects of 
politics and globalization, economics and financial pressures, citizenship and public life, prejudice and 
discrimination, media and technology, innovations and social change will be discussed throughout the 
course. Prerequisite: Tliird or fourth year standing and pennission of the instructor. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity 
requiranent. 

499 SENIOR THESIS Marti 

Literature review, research design, data collection and analysis, oral defense of thesis. Required of all 
senior majors. 



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SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES 



Program Director: Professor Thoinas (History) 

Affiliated Professors: Appleyard (Economics), Berkey (History), Hess (Economics), 

Mahony (Religion), Martin (Economics), Stasack (Music) 
Affiliated Visiting Assistant Professor: Padhy 

South Asian Studies (SOU) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on an important region of 
the non-western world: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The program's 
courses provide opportunities for students to explore the arts, history, languages, religions, and 
social structures of a culture other than their own. 

Davidson College conducts a Semester-in-lndia program in the fall semester of even- 
numbered years, which combines a period of residence in Chennai and a time of travel/ study to 
major archaeological and historical sites in India. Participating students may earn four Davidson 
College course credits. Three courses will be taught by Indian scholars and/ or by experts in their 
respective fields. Davidson College's resident director of the program will teach the fourth course. 
A more detailed description is given in the Educational Programs section; details are also available 
from the Office of Study Abroad. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: South Asian Studies (SOU) 310, 354, and 385 fulfill the cultural 
diversity requirement. 

South Asian Studies: Check the respective departmental listings for availability of courses, 
prerequisites, and details. 

Other courses which cross the curriculum and are included in the South Asian Studies 
program are as follows: 



102 SURVEY OF ASIAN ART Thomas 

Introduction to major monuments of Indian, Chinese, and lapanese architecture, sculpture, and painting. 

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Fall) 

228 ISLAMIC ART Thomas 

Architectural and painting traditions under the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphs and in Moorish Spain, Ottoman 
Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India. Satisfies tiie cultural diversity requirement (Not offered 2009-10.) 

171 INDIA Thomas 

Indian sub-continent from prehistoric times to the present. Focuses on contributions of Hindu, Buddhist, 
lain, and Islamic traditions; history of British rule; origins of Indian nationalism; rise of independent India, 
Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement 

381 ASL\ DURING THE ERA OF WESTERN IMPERLALISM Thomas 

British, French, Portuguese, and Spanish colonialism in Asia. History of colonial rule and Asian reactions; 
emergence of nationalism; birth of independent nations; and post-colonial relations among nations. Satisfies 
the cultural diversity requirement. 



I 



200 — South Asian Studies 



242 MUSIC OF ASIA Stasack 

Indigenous classical and folk music of China, Japan, Korea, and India. Includes vocal and instrumental 
music, as well as prominent dance and theatre forms. Considers aspects of musical systems, aesthetics, and 
performance practice. Emphasis on historical traditions. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Normally 
offered in alternate years.) 

270 CLASSICAL HINDUISM . Mahony 
Historical, thematic, and theological consideration of selected aspects of classical Hinduism. Topics include 
concepts of divinity, the place in religious life of sacred narrative and ritual, the religious significance of the 
intellect and emotions, devotional sensibilities, the value and role of meditation, and ethical view^s. Satisfies 
iixe cultural diversity requirement. 

271 CLASSICAL BUDDHISM Mahony 
Historical and thematic study of Buddhist thought and practice in representative Asian cultures. Topics 
include the nature of Gautama Buddha's enlightenment, sectarian and philosophical developments, 
cultural values, psychological insights, contemplative practices, and ethical views. Satisfies tlie cultural 
diversiti/ requireinmt. 

Ill CLASSICAL ISLAM Mahony 

Theological and cultural study of Islamic history and religious expressions. Topics include the life of 
Muhammad, teachings of the Qur'an, developments in Islamic sectarianism, religious law and ethics, 
contemplative and ritual practices, and aesthetic values and expressions. Emphasis is on Islam before the 
rise of European colonialism, yet considerable attention is also given to Islam in the contemporary world. 
Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. 

370 ASL\N MEDITATION TEXTS Mahony 

A study of the reUgious sigruficauce, ideals, and practice of meditation in selected Buddhist and Hindu 
traditions. Readings center on translations of primary texts but also include pertinent indigenous 
commentaries and modem interpretive works. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. 

171 BEGINNING HINDI 
Beginning Hindi. 

172 CONTINUING LONDI 
Continuing Hindi. 

310 INDLA.: PAST AND PRESENT ' Staff 

Specially designed lecture course dealing with Indian cultural traditions and their current expressions 
in Indian philosophy; art; reUgious movements; and political, social, and economic systems. Offered as 
part of the Semester-in-India program. Offered as part of tlie Semester-in-India Program. Satisfies tlw cultural 
diversity requirement. 

354 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA Staff 

Lectures and field trips focusing on some of the pressing problems faced by contemporary India and 
institutions which address those problems. Topics include the environment, the status of women, 
implications of the population explosion, economic conditions, and the political process. Offered as part of 
tlie Sa7Tester-in-India program. Satisfies tlie cultural diversity requirement. 



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385 PUBLIC HEALTH IN INDLA. Staff 

A series of lectures on various aspects of public health in India delivered by scholars and medical 
professionals. Field trips relating to the lectures will be part of this course. Offered as part oftlie Semester-in- 
India program. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

396-399 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Study under the supervision of the Program Director who approves the topic of study. Paper required. 

Prerequisite: Permission oftlie instructor is required. 



SPANISH 

Professors: Hemandez-Chiroldes, Maiz-Pena, (Chair), Pefla, Vasquez 

Associate Professors: Kietrys, Willis 

Assistant Professors: Sanchez-Sanchez 

Visiting Instructor: Santamaria " 

Adjunct Instructor: Scott 

Distribution Requirements: Any one of the following courses meets the literature distribution 
requirement: Spanish 241, 244, 270, 320, 321, 322, 330, 331, 340, 341, 343, 344, 346, 347, 349, 350, 374, 
375. 

Foreign Language Requirement: Completion of Spanish 201 meets the foreign language 
proficiency distribution requirement. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement: Spanish 241, 244, 270, 340, 341, 344, 346, 352, 374, and 375 are 
options for fulfilling the cultural diversity requirement. 

Placement in Spanish Courses: Students who have taken Spanish previously and who want to 
take Spanish courses at Davidson must take a placement test before the beginning of the academic 
year. Please consult materials regarding registration for new students, or contact the Chair of the 
Spanish Department at Davidson. 

No student who has studied Spanish in junior or senior year in high school should expect to 
take Spanish 101 for credit without the express permission of the department. In some exceptional 
cases the department will recommend that a student who has studied Spanish in high school begin 
in Spanish 101. 

I Major Requirements: Ten courses above Spanish 201, conducted in Spanish, including Spanish 

490 and 491 and a minimum of one course from each of the following areas: 

Area 1: Literahire and Culhire of Spain prior to 1700 (320, 321, 322, 329); 
Area II: Literahire and Culhire of Spain since 1700 (330, 331, 339, 350); 
Area 111: Hispanic Culhires (344, 347, 352, 353, 354, 361, 369, 374, 394); 
Area IV: Literature and Culture of Latin America Prior to 1900 (340, 349); 
Area V: Literahire and Culhire of Latin America Since 1900 (341, 343, 346, 375). 



202 — South Asian Studies/Spanish 



At least five of the courses towai'd the major should be taken at Davidson; SPA 394, in the 
Cadiz program, may count as one of those five. The course sequences of the Davidson College 
program in Cadiz, depending on each student's background in Spanish, are the following: 203-272, 
260-394, 393-394. 

With specific approval of the department chair, up to three transferred courses for one 
semester or five transferred courses for the academic year may be applied to the Spanish major or 
minor. No more than three such courses may apply toward the minor in Spanish, no more than 
five toward the major in Spanish. 

A Senior Thesis (Tesina) with an oral defense is required in the last semester of the senior 
year. Study in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended but not required. Also 
recommended is at least a minimum knowledge of a second foreign language. 

Courses to be counted toward the major may not be taken pass/ fail. 

Minor Requirements: Six courses conducted in Spanish above Spanish 201 or 203. Two courses 
may be at the 200-Ievel. At least four courses must be at the 300-level or above. Two of the four 
300 level courses should be taken at Davidson. The department may also require Spanish 302- 
Advanced Grammar or Spanish 303 Advanced Grammar, Translation and Composition as one 
of the four upper-level courses, depending on the student's language proficiency. Courses to be 
counted toward the minor may not be taken pass/ fail. 

Honors Requirements: Twelve courses are required for departmental honors. In addition to the 
major requirements, two other courses (Spanish 498, 499) are devoted to research and writing of 
the Honors Thesis. An oral examination is administered at the completion of the thesis and covers 
the Honor Thesis, its period, and/ or the genre of its subject. See description of the courses, and 
consult departmental guidelines. 

Service Learning: Several departmental courses offer the opportunity for service learning. 
Some may require this component. 

Rationale for Course Numbering: Spanish 100-level courses and SPA 201 are language courses 
that satisfy the three semester foreign language requirement at Davidson College. SPA 260 and 
270 are prerequisite courses focused in conversation, composition, grammar, and the introduction 
to Hispanic literatures and cultures. The 300-level courses are designed for majors and minors, as 
well as for juniors, and seniors with the desire to further their knowledge in the Hispanic language, 
literatures, or cultures. The 400-level courses are seminars which represent a capstone experience 
open only to Senior Spanish Majors concluding with the writing of a Senior Thesis (tesina), or an 
Honor Thesis. 

101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I Staff 

An introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish. Requires attendance to 
Assistant Teacher sessions twice a week and online work through the Language Resource Center. 

101 W DIVIDED LIGHT: WRITING HISPANIC EXILE 

(FIRST-YEAR WRITING SEMINAR) Vasquez 

Writing-intensive study (in English) of Hispanic texts dealing with exile, the diaspora, and dislocation of 

the Hispanic, Latino subject. Satisfies the distribution requirement in composition. Open only to first-year 

students. 



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102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH n Staff 
Development of further skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Spanish through a review 
of grammar and readings in the literature and culture of Spain and/ or Latin America. Requires attendance 
to Assistant Teacher sessions twice a week and online work through the Language Resource Center. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or its equivalent. 

103 D^JTENSrVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH (2 CREDTTS) Staff 
Intensive introductory course equivalent to Spanish 101 and 102. Meets six class-hours per week plus four 
hours weekly with an Assistant teacher. Completes two semesters of Spanish in one semester. Counts as 
two courses. 

201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH Staff 

Extensive reading and discussion in Spanish of texts of moderate difficulty in the culture and literature 
of Spain, Latin America and US Latino literature; grammar study; extensive conversation practice. A 
combination among conversation sessions, online work through the Language Resource Center, and 
service learning is required. Meets the degree requirement for proficiency in foreign language. Prerequisite: 
Spanish 102 or its equivalent. ■ 

203 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE SPANISH ABROAD Staff 

(Summer in Spain Program) Extensive reading, writing, and discussion of Spanish texts, grammar study, 
and intensive conversation practice. Immersion course abroad meets the degree requirement for proficiency 
in foreign language at Davidson. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or Spanish 103 and conairreyit enrollment in Spanish 
272. 

219 INDEPENDENT STUDY: LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS Staff 

Study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who approves the topic(s) and determines 
the means of evaluation. 

241 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION Hemandez-Chiroldes 

Selected works of Latin American literature in English translation. Readings and class discussions are in 
English. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

244 U.S. LATINO LTTERATURE IN ENGLISH Vasquez 

Reading and discussion of a variety of texts to develop a general idea of the complex experience of people 
of Latin American backgroimd Living in the United States. Readings and instruction in English. Satisfies tlie 
cultural diversity requirement. 

260 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSmON Staff 

Writing-intensive course in Spanish. Training and practice to develop fluency, accuracy, and expressiveness 
in oral and written communication. Requires conversation session with an Assistant Teacher once a week. 
Strongly recommended for students planning to study abroad. The department recommends that this 
course be taken before 270. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or its equivalent. (Fall and Spring) 

270 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURES AND CULTURES Staff 

Reading and discussion of works by Spanish, Latino and Latin American writers. Introduction to cultural, 
historical, and textual analysis of Hispanic literatures and cultures. Research papers in the target language. 
Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 or its equiimlent. Satisfies the cultiiral diversity requirement. (Fall 
and Spring) 



204 — South Asian Studies/Spanish 



272 INTERMEDIATE SEMINAR IN SPANISH CULTURES 

(Summer in Spain) An introductory cultural course examining Spanish contemporary culture through 
film, literature, music, and other artistic modes of expression. Prerequisite: Spanish 102, or Spanish 103 and 
concurretitenrolhnentinSpa203. ~ 

302 ADVANCED GRAMMAR Staff 
Problems in Spanish grammar and idiom-building, particularly those faced by English-speaking people; 
problems of translation; an overview of Spanish phonetics; and a brief study of the evolution of the Spanish 
language. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 or its equivalent. 

303 ADVANCED GRAMMAR, TRANSLATION AND COMPOSITION Staff 
Writing-intensive course. Review, expansion, and fine-tuning of grammatical knowledge; building and 
use of a growing body of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 or it's equivalent. 

320 SPANISH LITERATURE THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE Sanchez-Sanchez, Willis 
Major works from medieval times through the seventeenth century, studied against a background of 
historical developments and literary currents. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or 

tlteir equivalents. (Fall) 

321 THEATER OF SPAIN'S GOLDEN AGE Sanchez-Sanchez, Willis 
Development of 16th- and 17th-century Spanish theater, including works by Lope de Vega, Cervantes, 
Tirso de Molina, Ruiz de Alarcon, and Calderon de la Barca. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 
260 and 270 or tlieir equivalents. 

322 CERVANTES Willis 
Advanced study of Don Quijote and the literary criticism it has generated. Other works by Cervantes may 
be included. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. 

329 INDEPENDENT STUDY: SPANISH LITERATURE PRIOR TO 1 700 Staff 
Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who approves the course 
content, and the research project, and determines the means of evaluation. 

330 MODERN SPAIN - Kietiys, Vasquez 
Thematic introduction to the culture, literature, and fine arts of Spain since 1700. Conducted in Spanish. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. 

331 TWENTIETH CENTURY SPAIN Kietiys, Vasquez 
Writers of the early decades, the Generation of 1927 and the Spanish Civil War, the Franco and democratic 
years, into the 1980s, 1990s, and the new century films. Study and analysis of socio-historical, ideological, 
and cultural contexts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or tlieir equivalents. 

339 INDEPENDENT STUDY: SPANISH LHERATURE SINCE 1700 Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who approves the course 
content, and the research project, and determines the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 
or tlieir equivalents. 



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340 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE I Hemandez-Chiroldes, Maiz-Pena, Pena 
Literature and the arts against a background of history and socio-political developments from 1492 to 1900, 
with a focus on major currents of thought and world views. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 
and 270 or their equivala^ts. Satisfies tJie cultural diversity requirement. (Vail) 

341 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE II Hemandez-Chiroldes, Maiz-Pena, Peha 
Ideas, aesthetics, and theoretical interpretations that have shaped Modem Latin American literatures and 
other cultural expressions from 1900 to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 
or tlmr equivalents. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. (Spring) 

343 CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL Hemandez-Chiroldes, Maiz-Pena, Pena 
Most important literary works of major contemporary writers from Latin America studied against a 
background of recent history and relevant ideologies and Theoretical interpretations. Conducted in 
Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or titeir equivalents. 

344 LATINO CULTURE IN THE U.S. Vasquez 
Study of the development of a distinctive Latino culture in the United States; Latino aalture as a form of 
dialogue between the United States and Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 or 
270 or their equivalents. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

346 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE Staff 
Study of the most important Latin American playwrights, plays and performances within the ideologies 
and aesthetics that have shaped contemporary Latin American theatre. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: 
Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. Satisfies the cidtural diversity reqidrement. 

347 HISPANIC THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE Staff 
The course expands the communicative, interpretive, and analytical Spanish language skills of the students 
by using the most recent studies about contemporary Hispanic theatre theories and practices. Conducted 
in Sparush. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. 

349 INDEPENDENT STUDY: LATIN AMEMCAN LITERATURE Staff 
Study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who approves the course content, and the 
research project, and determines the means of evaluation. 

350 GARCIA LORCA AND HIS GENERATION Vasquez 
Theatre, narrative, and poetry of Garcia Lorca's literary and intellectual generation in its pre-Civil War and 
exile years. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. 

352 CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA Pena 
Exploration of the cinema and filmmaking traditions of Latin America since the 1950's with specific 
attention to the aesthetic media, political debates, and histories of national film industries. Conducted in 
Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 or 270 or their equivalents. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

353 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH FILM Vasquez 
Spanish film from the 1960s through the 1990s and into the new century, focusing on exiles from Republican 
Spain after the Spanish Civil War and on Spain's national identity during the years of democracy imtil 
contemporary times. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. 



206 — South Asian Studies/Spanish 



355-359 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS Staff 

An area in literature or culture outside the content of other core courses. Subject announced in the Schedule 
of Classes. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. 

361 CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN Kiehys, Sanchez-Sanchez, Vasquez, Willis 

Reading, discussion, visual representations, and student research on Spain's social, econoniic, political, 
and religious Ufe, and the fine arts. May follow a thematic or historical model. Conducted in Spanish. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 270 or their equivalents. 

369 INDEPENDENT STUDY: HISPANIC CULTURES Staff 

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who approves the course 
content, and the researctj. project, and determines the means of evaluation. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 
or their equivalents. 

374 CAIOBBEAN PEOPLES, IDEAS, AND ARTS Hemandez-Chiroldes 
Literatures and arts, ideas, and socio-economic structures in the Caribbean islands and rimlands (Cuba, 
Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America). Conducted in Spanish. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

375 LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WRTTERS Maiz-Pena 
An examination of genre, gender, and representation in women's writing in Latin America from the 20th 
century to the present. Latin American Women's textual and visual narratives: Practices and Theoretical 
Frameworks. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and 270 or their equivalents. Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 

393 ADVANCED LANGUAGE SEMINAR Staff 
(Simimer in Spain Program) Advanced language and composition course. Students will take advantage 
of their immersion experience for their writing and discussion. Prerequisite: Spanish 260 and concurrent 
enrollment in Spanish 394. 

394 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN SPANISH CULTURES Staff 
(Summer in Spain Program) An advanced course in Spanish culture studied through film, literature, music, 
and periodicals with a focus on contemporary culture. Prerequisite: Spajiish 260 and concurrent enrollment in 
Spanish 393. 

401-410 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS Staff 

Research oriented course in an area in literature or culture outside the content of other core courses. Subject 
announced in the Schedule of Classes. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Any two literature, or culture 
courses, or approval of the chair and the instructor. 

429 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

Special topics, themes, a genre, or a single figure in literature, history, or culture, outside the content of 
other courses under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who approves the topic(s), the 
research project, and determines the means of evaluation. Open to senior majors. Prerequisite: Any hvo 
literature or culture courses, or approval of the chair and the instructor. 

490 SENIOR SEMINAR I Staff 

Intensive seminar of theoretical, Uterary, and cultural texts, and student research centered around a theme 
which will vary each year, limited to Senior Spanish Majors. (Fall) 



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491 SENIOR SEMINAR H Staff 

Continuation of Spanish 490 concentrating the second part of the semester on independent research on 
the final senior thesis (tesina) in consultation with one of the professors of the Spanish Department. Oral 
presentation of the thesis at the end of the last semester of the senior year is required. Prerequisite: SPA 490- 
Setiior Seminar I. Limited to senior Spanish majors (Spring) 

498, 499 SENIOR HONORS, TUTORIAL, AND THESIS Staff 

Research for and writing of the honors thesis begins in Spanish 498 (in the spring of the junior year or the 
Fall of the senior year) and is completed in Spanish 499 during the last semester of the senior year. Spanish 
498 requires a thesis outline, annotated bibliography, progress reports, and an introductory chapter. Oral 
presentation of the honor thesis project at the end of the fall semester is expected. Spanish 499 requires an 
oral examination by a committee of department professors on the completed honor thesis. 



THEATRE 

Professors: Costa (Chair), Gardner 
Associate Professor: Green 
Assistant Professor: Sutch 
Adjunct Professor: Beasley 
Adjunct Lecturer: Van Hallgren 
Affiliated Faculty: Fox (English) 

Distribution Requirements: Theatre 101, 121, 201, 221, 245, 250, 281, 335, 355, and 371 may be 
counted toward the fulfillment of the distribution requirement in fine arts. 

Major Requirements: Ten courses as follows: 

1. Theatre 121 or 201 or 221; Theatre 245, 250, 261 (English 261) or 281, 335, 355, and 371. 

2. One of the following: Theatre 345, 362, 435, 436, or 455. 

3. Any additional two Theatre courses at the 300 level or above. These two courses may not 
include independent studies. Theatre 401 (Theatre Practicum) or 499 (Honors Thesis). 

Production Requirements for Majors and Minors: Theatre majors are required to work on three 
department productions for a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours per show in a capacity other 
than actor or director. One assignment must be in stage management. One assignment must be 
completed by the end of the junior year. A student who completes more than fifty (50) hours of 
work on any one production fulfills two of the three production requirements. A student who 
serves as the Production Stage Manager for a mainstage production and completes more than one 
hundred (100) hours on that show fulfills all three production requirements. 

Theatre minors are required to work on one department production in a capacity other than 
actor or director for a minimum of thirty (30) hours. 

Production can be in any of these roles: production stage manager, assistant stage manager, 
assistant to the designer, properties master, or any work approved by the department chair and 
the technical director. 



208 — Theatre 



Minor Requiremmts: Six courses, three of which must be taken at Davidson College, consisting 
of: Theatre 371; two courses from Theatre 201, 221, 245, 261 (English 261) or 281, 335, 355; three 
courses at either the 300 level or above, or 250; and the production requirement outlined above. 
Courses taken Pass/ Fail may not be counted toward the minor. 

Honors Requirements: A major desiring to become a candidate for honors in theatre must apply 
in writing to the department by May 1st of their junior year. Applicants must have an overall 
GPA of 3.2 and a GPA of 3.5 in all course work taken in the major. To receive honors, a student 
must, in addition to maintaining this level of performance, receive a grade of at least A- on the 
honors thesis (499), and approval from the thesis committee. The honors program is comprised of 
eleven courses: Theatre 499 in addition to the ten major courses required of all majors. Theatre 499 
requires the writing/ production and defense of a thesis before an appointed committee. 

Transfer Courses: The Theatre Department accepts up to five courses from other colleges 
and imiversities as credit toward the major. In no case will the department preapprove transfer 
credit. To be granted transfer credits to be applied to the major, students must demonstrate to the 
department that courses taken elsewhere are comparable to specific Davidson courses in content, 
contact hours, and rigor. At the conclusion of study abroad or study at another accredited U.S. 
institution, students should make their requests for transfer credit toward the major to the Theatre 
Department chair and submit for evaluation all relevant course materials. 

Rationale for Course Numbering: 

100-level courses are open to students at all levels and are most appropriate for non-majors. 

200-level courses offer more focused study of one particular aspect of theatre. 

300-level courses are designed for theatre majors or high interest theatre students and involve 
significant independent research and creative activity; most are not recommended for first year 
students. Some 300 level courses do not have specific course prerequisites, but it is expected 
that students have some prior coursework or experience in theatre and/ or literature and/ or 
history. 

400-level courses offer advanced study in some aspect of theatre, require significant independent 
research and creative activity, and all have 300-level courses as prerequisites. 



11 APPLIED THEATRE 
First-year students only. (Fall) 

12 APPLIED THEATRE 
First-year students only. (Spring) 

21 APPLIED THEATRE 
Second-year students only. (Fall) 

22 APPLIED THEATRE 
Second-year students only. (Spring) 

31 APPLIED THEATRE 



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Third-year students only. (Fall) 

32 APPLIED THEATRE 

Third-year students only. (Spring) 

41 APPLIED THEATRE 
Fourth-year students only. (Fall) 

42 APPLIED THEATRE 
Fourth-year students only. (Spring) 

45 APPLIED THEATRE. TOPICS IN ARTS MANAGEMENT 
Fourth-year students only. (Fall) 

46 APPLIED THEATRE. TOPICS IN ARTS MANAGEMENT 
Fourth-year students only. (Spring) 

101 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE ARTS Green, Sutch 

Course provides an introduction to the various creative elements of making theatre. Lectures, readings, 
discussions, videos, field trips, critical writing and laboratory work build understanding of the theatrical 
event and the fundamental components of stage production. First-year students and sophomores only until 1st 
day of class. (Fall and Spring.) 

121 STUDIO THEATRE I Gardner 

Group study of theatre practices intended to expand the student's knowledge of presentational modes. 
Ensemble exercises and improvisational work contribute to the development of a performance piece which 
is included in the studio theatre series. Meets for extra hours; please consult with the instructor. (Spring) 

201 EXERCISES IN PLAYCRAFTING AND PERFORMANCE Gardner 

Examination and utilization of the creative elements of theatre stressing theory, script development, 
problem-solving, and critical analysis. Intended for the student with previous training or experience in 
theatre. (Fall) 

221 STUDIO THEATRE II Gardner 

Continuation of group studies and exercises from Theatre 121. Students in Theatre 221 have additional 
individual responsibilities in ensemble leadership, script development, and production supervision. 
Prerequisite: THE 121 or permission of the instructor. Meets for extra hours; please consult with the instructor. 
(Spring) 

245 ACTING I Beasley, Costa, Green, Sutch, Staff 

Study and application of the psycho-physical and emotional bases of performance. Emphasis on relaxation 
of the actor's body, ensemble improvisation, freeing the natural voice, acting on impulse. The training will 
culminate in realistic scene work. (Fall and Spring.) 

250 PLAY ANALYSIS FOR PRODUCTION Beasley, Sutch 

Examination of traditional methods of play analysis and their application in the development of production 
plans for a wide variety of theatrical scripts. 



210 — Theatre 



261 MODERN DRAMA (= ENG 261) Fox 

(Cross-listed as English 261.) European, American, and British drama from Ibsen to Pinter with emphasis 
on the major movements within Western theater: realism, naturalism, expressionism. Epic Theater, and 
Theater of the Absurd. 

281 20TH CENTURY WORLD THEATRE AND DRAMA Green 

The course is a study of plays and theatrical theory from a range of geographic regions. The course 
explores ways practitioners experimented with form and content in articulating their reactions to the 
human condition of the 20th century. - 

295 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

For the intermediate student witii a special topic to be pursued under the direction and supervision of 
a faculty member. The topic of study must be reviewed and approved by the faculty member before 
permission is granted for enrollment. Normally, assigned work and criteria for evaluation will be clearly 
established by the instructor before the beginning of the semester and in all cases no later than the end of 
the Drop/ Add period. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

335 FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE DESIGN ' Gardner 

Intioduction, through exercises and projects, to the principles of designing scenery, costumes, and lighting 
for the theatie. For application in projects, the course includes basic rendering techniques for designers, 
including instruction in computer drafting and rendering. Class includes a once a week lab. (Fall) 

345 ACTING II Costa 

Study and application of the Stanislavsky acting process. Group and individual exercises designed to 
promote personalization and emotional fullness in characterization. Advanced techniques for scene and 
character analysis. Performances of scenes from classical realism, acting for the camera scenes, and Anton 
Chekhov's plays. Prerequisite: Tlieatre 245. Meets for extra hours; please consult with the instructor. (Fall) 

355 DIRECTING I Costa, Sutch 

Fundamentals of directing for the stage, focusing on text analysis, blocking principles, the director-actor 
relationship, the director-designer conceptual process and scene work. Prerequisite: Tlwatre 245. (Fall) 

362 COMMUNFIY-BASED THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CFL\NGE Green 

Course investigates the potential for theatre and performance to be catalysts for social change. Focusing on 
Community-Based Theatre, the course explores ways in which performance has participated in struggles 
against oppression and has been integral to community-building. Course combines case studies from 
various historical and geographical contexts with practical activities used by Community-Based Theatre 
practitioners. Meets for extra hours; please consult with the instructor. 

371 WORLD THEATRE HISTORY Gardner, Green 

Study of the theory and practice of stage performance throughout the world from ancient Greece to the end 
of the 19th Century. Lectures, readings and discussions, with emphasis on the Western tradition. (Spring) 

380-385 Special Topics in Theatre Staff 

Group study of selected theatie topics. 

381 Advanced Acting Seminar c Costa, Sutch 

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386 VOICE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR I Sutch 

Foundations of vocal technique and movement analysis for the actor. Provides a working knowledge of 
anatomical and kinesiological principles pertinent to strong and healthy vocal production Prerequisite: 
Tlieatre 245. (Spring) 

390-398 INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

For the advanced student with a special topic to be pursued under the direction and supervision of a faculty 
member. The topic of study must be reviewed and approved by the facility member before permission is 
granted for enrollment. Normally, assigned work and criteria for evaluation will be clearly established by 
the instructor before the beginning of the semester; in all cases this will occur before the end of the Drop/ 
Add period. Prerequisite: Permission oftlie instructor. 

391 INDEPENDENT STUDY -ADVANCED ACTING Costa 
Topics normally involve role research, preparation and/ or performance. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

392 INDEPENDENT STUDY - ADVANCED DIRECTING Costa 
Topics normally involve background research, script analysis, promptbook preparation, scene and/or 
play direction. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

393 INDEPENDENT STUDY -ADVANCED DESIGN Gardner 
Topics may concentrate on any area of theatre design, including scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup, 
properties or sound, and normally involve design exercises and projects. Prerequisite: Permission of tJie 
instructor. 

394 INDEPENDENT STUDY -DRAMATURGY Staff 
Play analysis and interpretation in a performance-related context. Topics normally involve research in 
analytical methodologies as well as participation in production as an assistant to a faculty or guest director. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

395 INDEPENDENT STUDY -STAGE MANAGEMENT Staff 
Practicum in play preparation and oversight responsibility for mainstage or studio production, including 
rehearsal assistance, promptbook preparation, backstage commimications and performance management. 

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

396 INDEPENDENT STUDY -PLAYWRTTING Staff 
Topics normally involve writing exercises and a fully-developed original play script. Prerequisite: Pemiission 
of the instructor. 

397 INDEPENDENT STUDY - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND 

ADVANCED DESIGN Staff 

399 ADMINISTRATION OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFTT ARTS ORGANIZATION Staff 

Issues of administration, operations, evaluation, education, public cultural policies and funding as they 
relate to the visual and performing arts. Readings, papers, and discussions, including regular sessions with 
executive directors of Charlotte-Mecklenburg arts organizations. Recommended for juniors and seniors 
with interest in the arts, contemporary American culture, public policy, and/or relevant economic issues. 
Meets for extra hours; please consult with tlie instructor. (Fall, aienj other year) 



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401 THEATRE PRACnCUM Staff 

Field work and study in production, administration or dramaturgy in an off-campus program approved 
by the department and supervised by a department faculty member. Preparatory readings, research, and 
written work relevant to the area of study are required. Grading for this course is Pass/ Fail. Prerequisite: 
Permission oftlie instructor. 

435 ADVANCED SCENE DESIGN Gardner 
Advanced study of the design and implementation of scenic design for the stage. Continuation of principles 
covered in Theatre 335, with special emphasis on multi-scene solutions for specific plays. Process work, 
including research and play analysis, will be emphasized.Rendering techniques will include scale models 
and computer graphics. Theatre 250 is highly recommended but not required. Prerequisite: Theatre 335. 
(Additional lab hours required.) 

436 LIGHTING DESIGN AND TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Gardner, Staff 
Advanced study, through exercises and projects, of the tools, principles and techniques of designing and 
executing stage lighting, with parallel study of related technical areas. Prerequisite: Tlieatre 335. 

445 ACTING IE Costa, Sutch 

Advanced study of one or more production styles involving in-depth research and resulting in class 
performance. An effort will be made to tailor course content to promote the individual actor's development. 

Prerequisites: Tlieatre 24:5, 345. (Offered evenj oilier year.) 

455 DIRECTING H Costa, Sutch 

Study and employment of directing principles, culminating in presentation. Each student will direct a one- 
act play for the Studio Theatre Series. Prerequisite: Tlieatre 355. (Spring) 

486 VOICE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR H Sutch 

Advanced study of vocal technique and movement analysis for the actor. Provides an in-depth analysis 
of individual habits and fosters healthy expansion of movement vocabulary and vocal production. 

Prerequisites: Tlieatre 245 and 386. (Meets for extra liours; please consult with tlie instructor.) (Offered every even 
year in the spring.) Provides major credit in Tlieater. 

499 HONORS TUTORIAL AND THESIS Green 

Required for graduation with honors in Theatre. For Theatre majors only with a 3.5 GPA in the theatre 
major and an overall GPA of 3.2. Prerequisite: Approval oftliesis proposal by May 1st oftlie previous academic 
year. (Spring) 



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CONCENTRATIONS 



APPLIED MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION 

The Applied Mathematics Concentration offers an introduction to the process of modeling 
natural or social phenomena by mathematical systems. The goal of the concentration is to 
foster skills in the development of an appropriate variety of mathematical tools, to acquire an 
appreciation for the limitations of a given mathematical model and for modeling as a dynamic 
process, and to experience this process within a specific domain of applicahon. The concentration 
has two tracks: a natural science emphasis and a social science emphasis. Either track is open to all 
students, regardless of major. 

Requirements 

Social Science Track: 

A student in the social science track whose major is mathematics must include at least one 
elective from a department other than mathematics. 

1. MAT 135 - Calculus II: Multivariable Calculus 

2. One course selected from: 

MAT 137 - Calculus and Modeling II 

MAT 210 - Mathematical Modeling ■ 

MAT 235 - Differential Equations and Infinite Series 

3. One course selected from: 

MAT 110 - Applications of Finite Mathematics with Computing 
MAT 150 - Linear Algebra and Mathematica with Applications 

4. One course selected from: 

ECO 105 - Statistics 

PSY 310 - Psychological Research-Design and Analysis 

SOC 260 - Social Statistics 

5. Two electives selected from: 

ECO 205 - Basic Econometrics 

ECO 236 - Economic Growth and Sustainable Development 

ECO 315 - Mathematical Economics 

ECO 317 - Econometrics 

ECO 319 - Game Theory and Strategic Behavior • ' 

ECO 338 - International Finance 

MAT 137 - Calculus and Modeling II 

MAT 210 - Mathematical Modeling 

MAT 235 - Differential Equations and Infinite Series 

PHI 210 - Games and Decisions 

Natural Science Track 

1. One course selected from: 

MAT 135 - Calculus II: Multivariable Calculus 

OR 

MAT 137 - Calculus and Modeling II 



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2. Two Coiirses 

MAT 150 - Linear Algebra and Mathematica with Applications 
PHY 130, 230 - General Physics with Calculus 

3. One course selected from: 

MAT 235 - Differential Equations and Infinite Series 
PHY 201 - Mathematical Methods for Scientists 

4. One course selected from: 

BIO 310 - Bioinformatics (= CSC 310) 

BIO 341 - Biostatistics and Experimental Design 

CHE 351 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 

CHE 352 - Physical Chemistry: Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics 

CHE 401 - Inorganic Chemistry 

CSC 200 - Computational Physics (= PHY 200) 

CSC 310 - Bioinformatics (= BIO 310) 

CSC 325 - Numerical Analysis 

MAT 210 - Mathematical Modeling 

MAT 235 - Differential Equations and Infinite Series 

MAT 335 - Vector Calculus and Partial Differential Equations 

PHY 200 - Computational Physics (= CSC 200) 

PHY 310 - Electronics and Instrumentation 

PHY 330 - Intermediate Mechanics 

PHY 350 - Electricity and Magnetism 

PHY 360 - Quantiim Mechanics 1 

PHY 400 - Statistical and Thermal Physics 

Additional Information 

The collection of elective courses an applicant plans to use to satisfy the concentration 
requirements may be amended subject to the approval of the Applied Mathematics Advisory 
Committee. A seminar or independent study involving substantive application of mathematical 
techniques may satisfy an elective requirement upon the consent of the Applied Mathematics 
Advisory Committee. 

No more than two courses from those courses which constitute a student's major may be 
applied toward the concentration in Applied Mathematics. With the approval of the Applied 
Mathematics Advisory Committee, a student may substitute an additional elective course for a 
required course in the student's major. 

At least one elective course must be taken during or after the spring semester of the jimior 
year. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses applied toward the concentration. 

Application Procedure 

The Applied Mathematics Concentration is administered by the Applied Mathematics 
Advisory Committee. The faculty liaison is Dr. Dorma K. Molinek. A student must submit a 
written application to the Applied Mathematics Advisory Committee by the last day of class of 
the spring semester of the junior year. Earlier application increases the opportunity for coherence 
and flexibility in planning the applicant's course of study. Appropriate progress toward satisfying 
the required portion of the concentration should be made by the end of the sophomore year. 
Certification of completion of all the requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar 
upon the recommendation of the Applied Mathematics Advisory Committee. 



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ASIAN STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

The Asian Studies Concentration provides students with a coherent, interdisciplinary 
introduction to the history, cultures, economics, and politics of this dynamic region. The 
concentration offers students a choice of three tracks: East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, 
and Middle Eastern Studies. Concentrators will work with a faculty advisor to design a coherent 
program which may include some courses outside the chosen track. 

Requirements 

Six courses distributed among at least three departments and as follows: 

1 . Completion of one of the following: 

CHI 120 - Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture 

HIS 171 - India 

HIS 175 - Islamic Civilization and the Middle East, 600-1500 

HIS 176 - Islamic Civilization and the Middle East since 1500 ^ 

HIS 183 - East Asian History until 1600 

HIS 184 - East Asian History, 1600 to the Present 

2. Completion of five other courses in Asian Studies. (Check with the current faculty 
liaison for a list of eligible courses.) 

3. Study of a language appropriate to the student's chosen track. (The language and level 
of competence required will depend on the student's program and on the resources 
available for language instruction.) 

4. An international experience in Asia. 

Note: A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all graded courses applied towards the 
concentration. No more than two 100-level courses may be included in the concentiation; no 
more than two of the six courses may be applied both to the concentration and to a major. 

Application Procedure 

The Asian Studies concentiation is administered by the Asian Studies Advisory Committee. 
The faculty liaison is Dr. Fuji Lozada. A student must submit a written application at the beginning 
of the junior year to the Asian Studies Advisory Committee. If a substitution for any of the courses 
is to be considered, the applicant must explain in writing the reason for the request and show how 
such substitutions would enhance the proposal. Certification of completion of all the requirements 
for the concentiation is made by the Registiar upon the recommendation of the Asian Studies 
Advisory Committee. 

COMMUNICATION STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

Communication Studies focuses on how people use the communicative process to generate 
meaning. From the face-to-face context of interpersonal communication to the rhetorical context of 
public communication to the mediated context of mass communication. Communication Studies 
examines how both oral and written messages, using verbal and nonverbal symbols, can unite and 
divide individuals and societies. 

Communication Studies has ancient roots in the liberal arts: Aristotle's definition of rhetoric 
as "the faculty of observing the available means of persuasion" and the classical rhetorical canons 
have provided means of thinking critically about communication for centuries. Rhetoric, grammar, 
and logic constituted the tiivium, which together with the quadrivium formed the seven liberal 
arts during the Middle Ages. Building on these classical traditions are explorations of how people 
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• W. Bamett Pearce and Vernon Cronen's articulation of the coordinated management of 
meaning as a basis for the social construction of reality; 

• Sheila Ting-Toomey's examination of negotiating face in coUectivist versus individualistic 
cultures; 

• Kenneth Burke's perspective on language as strategic responses to situations; 

• Walter Fisher's development of the narrative paradigm to investigate humans' fundamental 
nature as story-tellers; 

• George Gerbner's investigation of how television cultivates perceptions of a violent world; 
and 

• James Carey's delineation of connections between the historical development of new media 
and ways of understanding the world. 

The central concern of Commimication Studies, then, is how the communicative process 
generates meaning, both intentionally and unintentionally. As such scholars as S.I. Hayakawa and 
Benjamin Whorf contend, communication creates culture and culture creates communication, in a 
mutually productive process. For Communication Studies, because the very act of communication 
is generative, not incidental, it is a fundamental way of thinking and an essential way of knowing 
and encountering the world, not something that is simply added on afterwards. Communication 
Studies examines the process by which people create meanings through messages. It is through 
communication that we establish, change, and maintain societies, as well as our own roles within 
them. 

Requirements 

The concentiation in Communication Studies requires six courses, as follows: 
COM 101 - Introduction— Principles of Oral Communication 

COM 201 - Intioduction to Communication Studies (Should be taken by end of junior 
year.) 
COM 495 - Communication Theory and Research (Ordinarily taken senior year.) 

Tracks 

Select three courses in one of the following tiacks, from at least two different departments. At 
least two should be completed before enrolling in COM 495. 

Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication: 

Examines how meaning develops in messages within personal relationships, small groups, 
and organizational contexts, as well as within and across cultures. 

ANT 205 - Ethnic Relations 

ANT 343 - Gender, Power, and Culture 

HIS 364 - Gender and History in Latin America 

PSY 232 - Social Psychology 

PSY 260 - Organizational Development 

SOC 205 - Racial and Ethnic Relations 

SOC 217 - Gender and Society 

SOC 231 - Leadership & Organizations 

Public CommunicatioiVRhetoric: 

Examines how meaning develops in messages in a variety of public forums, with attention 
to rhetorical analysis and such intentional efforts to influence audiences as persuasion, social 
movements, and political communication. 



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ANT 310 - Politics, Society, and Culture 

ENG 310 - The English Language 

ENG 389 - Studies in Literature and the Environment 

HIS 448 -The 1950s: A Critical Decade , / 

POL 312 - The Presidency 

POL 318 - Strategy and Ethics in Campaigns 

POL 319 - Public Opinion 

THE 362 - Community-Based Theatre for Social Change 

Mass Communication: 

Examines how meaning develops in messages in the mass media, including the history of mass 
media, the critical analysis of media, and how media shape the communication process. 

CIS 220 - Introduction to Film and Media Studies 

ENG 293 - Film as Narrative Art 

ENG 393 - Studies in Literature and the Visual Arts 

HIS 255 - American Popular Culture 

HIS 448 - The 1950s: A Critical Decade 

HIS 451 - African American Culttual History 

MUS 228 -Film Music 

POL 111 - American Politics 

POL 326 - Politics and Film 

Additional Information 

The above list, while as complete as possible, is not exhaustive. Every semester, as new 
courses are developed and extant courses revised, there are often courses not on this list that 
could be approved as electtves in the Communication Studies concentration. In addition, some 
departments offer special topics courses that might be approved as electives for the Communication 
Studies concentration. Please check with the faculty liaison for the most current, complete listing 
of approved electives when planning a program of study. If there is a question about when a 
particular elective will be offered next, please consult the department offering that course. COM 
390: Special Topics in Communication Studies and COM 395: Independent Study may count 
toward any of the above tracks, as appropriate. 

No more than two courses in the concentration may also be in the student's major field of study. 
Only one course may be transferred from another institution. Only one independent study may be 
included in the concentration. No courses taken pass/ fail may be applied to the concentration. A 
grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all courses applied towards the concentration. 

Application Procedure 

The Communication Studies concentration is administered by the Communication Studies 
Advisory Committee. The faculty liaison is Dr. Kathleen J. Turner. Students interested in pursuing 
the Communication Studies concentration should contact the faculty liaison as early as possible 
to discuss curricular options. A student must submit a written application by the last day of 
classes in the fall of the junior year to the Communication Studies Advisory Committee. The 
application will specify the courses to be used to satisfy the concentration requirements. If one 
of the proposed electives is an independent study, the students shall provide for the Advisory 
Committee's approval a complete description of that course prior to the term of enrollment. 
Certification of completion of all the requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar 
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COMPUTER SCIENCE CONCENTRATION 

The Computer Science Concentration, jointly sponsored by the departments of Mathematics 
and Physics, provides a solid foundation for further study in the subject of computer science. 

Requirements: . ■ 

Six courses distributed as follows: 

1. Either of the following courses: 

CSC 121 - Programming and Problem Solving 

or 

CSC 200 - Computational Physics (= PHY 200) 

2. Data Structures 

CSC 231 - Data Structures 

3. Discrete Methods 

MAT 221 - Discrete Methods _.. 

4. Two courses chosen from: 

CSC 323 - Object-Oriented Programming - 
CSC 325 - Numerical Analysis 
CSC 331 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms 
PHY 310 - Electronics and Instrumentation 

5. One elective course 

One additional course listed in Requirement 4, or one of the following courses : 
CSC 310 - Bioinformatics (= BIO 310) 
CSC 482 - Computer Science Seminar 

or an approved independent study or seminar at the 300- or 400-Ievel (normally CSC 
395, CSC 396, or PHY/ CSC 397). 

Additional Infonnation 

No more than two courses from those courses which constitute a student's major may be 
applied toward the concentration. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses applied 
toward the concentration. 

The Physics Computation Center in Dana Science Building and the Genomics, Applied 
Mathematics, and Computer Science laboratory in Chambers provide high-powered computing 
environments for students in advanced computer science courses. Stiidents wishing to balance 
their academic experience in the Computer Science Concentiation with more practical experience 
in computing are encouraged to investigate an outside internship, for example, with Davidson's 
Information Teclinology Services. 

Application Procedure 

The faculty liaison is Dr. Michael Mossinghoff, representing the Computer Science Advisory 
Committee. A student must submit written application to the Advisory Committee by the end 
of the first week of classes in the fall semester of the senior year. Since some courses in the 
concentiation have several prerequisites and some courses are offered in alternate years, early 
planning is advised. Certification of completion of all requirements for the concentiation is made 
by the Registiar upon the recommendation of the Computer Science Advisory Committee. 



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EDUCATION CONCENTRATION 

The concentration in Education prepares students to enter the field of teaching. The 
concentration has two tracks: 1. the traditional student- teaching (licensure) track leading to North 
Carolina Teaching Licensure in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Latin, French, or 
Spanish; and 2. the interdisciplinary track designed for students who are interested in education 
but not currently interested in pursuing teaching licensure— these students might be preparing 
for graduate school, for teaching at an independent school where licensure is not required, or for 
obtaining a lateral-entry position in a discipline for which Davidson does not offer licensure (e.g.. 
Art, German, Music, Russian, Theatre). 
Requirements 

Licensure Track: Students should meet with the Chair of the Education Department to plan their 
schedules. 

1. Before the final semester of the senior year, three courses with a grade of "C" or higher: 

EDU 121 - History of Educational Theory and Practice 

EDU 242 - Educational Psychology and Teaching Exceptionalities 

and one of the following: 

EDU 240 - Reading, 'Riting, and Race: The Racial Achievement Gap 

EDU 250 - Multicultural Education 

EDU 260 - Social Diversity and Inequality in Education (=SOC 261) 

2. Prior to student-teaching 

a. achieve designated minimum scores on the Praxis 1 series or minimum scores on 
the SAT, 

b. provide recommendations from the Dean of Students, the departmental advisor, 
and one other faculty member regarding the student's interest and suitability for 
teaching. 

3. In the final semester of the senior year 

complete the student teaching block by taking the following courses concurrently: 
EDU 400 - Organization for Teaching 

EDU 410, 411 - Internship in Teaching ' :•> 

EDU 420 - Seminar in Secondary Education 

Interdisciplinary Track: 

Completion of six courses with a grade of "C" or higher: two required and four elective. No more 
than two courses from student's major. 

1. Theory 

EDU 121 - History of Educational Theory and Practice 

2. Field Placement 

EDU 302 - Field Placement in Education 
in the final semester; 

3. Elective (At least 1 course from the following group.) 

EDU 241 - Child Development (= PSY 241) 

EDU 242 - Educational Psychology and Teaching Exceptionalities 

EDU 243 - Adolescent Development (= PSY 243) 

PSY 276 - Cognitive Psychology 



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4. Elective (At least 1 course from the following group.) 

EDU lOlW - Growing Up "Jim Crow" 

EDU 221 - Schools and Society 

EDU 240 - Reading, 'Riting, and Race: The Racial Achievement Gap 

EDU 250 - Multicultural Education 

EDU 260 - Social Diversity and Inequality in Education (=SOC 261) 

EDU 300 - Seminar: Special Topics in Education 

EDU 301 - Independent Study in Education " . 

EDU 330 - Sociology of Education 

ENG 231 - Young Adult Literature 

5. Elective (1 course) 

A 300- or 400-level course (other than an independent study) outside the departments of 
Education and Psychology that would be particularly valuable to students as a teacher. 
In order to count this course toward the concentiation, students must submit an essay 
to the Chair of the Department of Education, demonstrating an intellectual link between 
this course and educational studies. 

Application Procedure 

The concentiation in Education is administered by the Teacher Education Committee. The 
faculty liaison is Dr. Richard Gay. A student must submit written application to the Teacher 
Education Committee by the last class day of the fall semester of the junior year. The proposal must 
specify the courses to be used to satisfy the concentiation requirements. Certification of completion 
of all requirements for the concentiation is made by the Registiar upon the recommendation of the 
Teacher Education Committee. 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

In recent decades, issues related to the environment have emerged as key concerns at local, 
national, and international levels. The Environmental Studies Concentiation is designed to give 
students a broad exposure to a range of environmental issues and to provide multidisciplinary 
and interdisciplinary approaches to imderstanding the complexity of factors that affect the 
environment and our understanding of it. 

Requirements 

1. Completion of six courses to include: 

a. CIS 171 - Intioduction to Environmental Studies 

b. One approved course in the natural sciences: 

BIO 103 - Special Topics in Biology I 

Topic subject to approval by the Environmental Studies Concentiation faculty 

liaison. 

BIO 104 - Special Topics in Biology II 

Topic subject to approval by the Environmental Studies Concentration faculty 

liaison. 

BIO 321 - Ecology 

CHE 103 - Topics in Chemistry 

Topic subject to approval by the Environmental Studies Concentration faculty 

liaison. 

PHY 103 - Physics of the Environment 



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Or another science course approved by the Environmental Studies 
Concentration faculty liaison. 

c. One approved course in the social sciences: 

ANT 271 - Human Ecology 

ANT 325 - Environment, Economy, & Culture 

ECO 226 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 

ECO 236 - Economic Growth and Sustainable Development 

HIS 244 - Settlement of the American West, 1800-1900 

d. One approved course in the humanities: 

ART 230 - Earth Art — From Lascaux to Lutyens 
ENG 389 - Studies in Literature and the Environment 
REL 247 - Food in Religious Perspective 
REL 248 - Christianity and Nahire 

e. One elective course: either a second course from one of the lists above, or another 
course approved by the Environmental Studies Concentration faculty liaison. 
Examples of relevant courses include: 

ANT 261 - Science, Religion, and Society 

BIO 316 - Botany 

BIO 317 - Entomology 

BIO 381, 382, 383, 384 - Courses in International Environmental Field Studies 

f . CIS 472 - Environmental Success and Failure 

2. In order for any additional course to be considered for the concentration, at least 50% of 
its content must pertain to the environment. Methodology courses that do not focus on 
environmental topics are not eligible for this requirement. 

3. No more than one course may count toward both the student's major and the 
concentration. 

4. In addition to CIS 171, only two other courses at the 100 level may count toward the 
concentration, and these two courses must be from two different departments. 

5. A grade of C- or higher is required in all courses applied toward the concentration. 

6. No course applied toward the concentration may be taken pass/fail. (Exceptions: 
students who have passed CIS 171 in Spring 2007 or Fall 2007; and courses taken away 
from Davidson that do not receive letter grades.) 

7. No more than two courses taken away from Davidson may count toward the 
concentration, and these courses must be approved by the Environmental Studies 
Concentration faculty liaison. BIO 381-385 count as courses taken away from Davidson. 

Application Procedure 

The Environmental Studies Concentration is administered by the Environmental Studies 
Advisory Committee. The faculty liaison is Dr. Annie Ingram. Students submit a written 
application to the Environmental Studies Advisory Committee by the last day of class of the 
spring semester of the junior year. The proposal will specify the courses to be used to satisfy 
the concentration requirements. Earlier application increases the opportunity for coherence 
and flexibility in planning the applicant's course of study. Certification of completion of all the 
requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar upon the recommendation of the 
Environmental Studies Advisory Committee. 



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ETHNIC STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

The Ethnic Studies Concentration provides students with an understanding of the forces that 
have made African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos integral, and yet distinct, groups in 
American society. This interdisciplinary course of study, offered by departments in the humanities 
and social sciences, introduces analytical skills that are required to understand the cultural, 
economic and political factors, both historical and modern, that have shaped these ethnic groups. 

The inclusion of theories of ethnicity and race assists students in developing the critical tools 
necessary to understand and evaluate issues of democracy and cultural pluralism in a complex 
country and world. The concentration also encourages comparative study of ethnicity, thus 
emphasizing that the -study of ethnic identity and relations is a part of understanding the human 
experience. 

1. Completion of six courses to include: '"" ^ — ' 

a. Ethnic Relations Course 

ANT 205 - Ethnic Relations 

SOC 205 - Racial and Ethnic Relations 

b. Track Selection 
Three courses from one track and one course from a second track. At least 
two of these four courses must be at the 300 level or higher. An approved 
independent study course may substitute for one of these four courses. 

Africana Track: 

ANT 222 - African Civilizations 

ANT 232 - Contemporary Ghanaian Society and Culture 

EDU 240 - Reading, 'Riting, and Race: The Racial Achievement Gap 

ENG 282 - African American Literature 

ENG 297 - Caribbean Literature 

PRE 322 - North Africa in Novel and Fihn 

PRE 361 - Prancophone Africa and the Caribbean 

HIS 302 - African American History to 1877 

HIS 303 - African American History since 1877 

HIS 350 - African American Intellectual History 

HIS 357 - The Civil Rights Movement in the United States 

HIS 440 - Slavery in the Americas 

HIS 451 - African American Cultural Histor}' 

POL 240 - Politics of Africa 

REL 261 - African American Religious Traditions 

Native American Track: 

ANT 251 - Mesoamerican Civilizations 

ANT 354 - Art and Writing of the Ancient Maya 

ANT 356 - Art, Myth, and History of Ancient Cenhal Mexico 

ENG 286 - Native American Literature 

HIS 441 - Natives and Newcomers in Early America 



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Latin American Track: 

ANT 253 - Latin American Society and Culture Today 

ENG 297 - Caribbean Literature 

HIS 163 - Latin America, 1825 to Present 

HIS 264 - Rebellion and Revolution in Latin America 

HIS 365 - Issues in Latin American History 

HIS 464 - Religion and Social Change in Latin America 

HIS 465 - Colonialism and Imagination in Early Latin America 

MUS 241 - Music of Latin America 

POL 233 - Politics of the Americas 

POL 345 - Evolution and Practice of U.S. Policy in the Americas 

POL 360 - The Latin American Political Novel 

SOC 215 - Latinos in the United States 

SPA lOlW - Divided Light: Writing Hispanic Exile (First- Year Writing Seminar) 

SPA 244 - U.S. Latino Literatiire in English 

SPA 270 - Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures 

SPA 341 - Latin American Literature II 

SPA 344 - Latino Cultiire in the U.S. 

SPA 346 - Latin American Theatre 

SPA 349 - Independent Study: Latin American Literature 

SPA 369 - Independent Study: Hispanic Cultures 

SPA 374 - Caribbean Peoples, Ideas, and Arts 

SPA 375 - Latin American Women Writers 
Choose one elective from the following 

One course from among the following electives that emphasizes comparative 
ethnic studies or a course from one of the above tracks (provided that no more 
than three courses are chosen from a single tiack). An approved independent study 
course may substitute for this requirement. 

Electives: 

ANT 208 - Early Cities and States 

ANT 257 - The African Continuum 

ANT 350 - Art, Society and Cultiire 

EDU 240 - Reading, 'Riting, and Race: The Racial Achievement Gap 

EDU 250 - Multicultiiral Education 

EDU 260 - Social Diversity and Inequality in Education (=SOC 261) 

ENG 281 - Literature of the American South 

ENG 284 - Ethnic American Literatures 

ENG 394 - Studies in Modem Literature 

HIS 340 - Colonial America 

HIS 343 -The Old South 

HIS 344 - The South since 1865 

MUS 141 - World Musics 

MUS 246 - Music of Brazil 

REL 252 - Prophetic Christianity in America 

SOC 310 - Gender, Race, and Sports 

SOC 312 - Gender, Race and Class in Media 



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SOC 381 - Family Diversity 

SOC 430 - Race and Religious Faith 
d. Concentration Satisfaction 

Of the six courses applied to the concentration no more than three may also satisfy 
the student's academic major. The six courses must also represent no fewer than 
three academic disciplines. 

2. An approved essay based on a first-hand experience directly related to the student's 
special focus— Africana, Native American, or Latino. Topics may be related to 
participation in an internship, field research, or international study. The essay is due 
to the faculty liaison no later than the fifth week of classes in the semester following the 
completion of the first-hand experience. Standards for the paper are established by the 
faculty liaison. 

3. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses applied toward the concentration 

4. Only one course in any track can be taken pass/ fail, and this depends on GPA. 

Application Procedure - — - ■• 

The Ethnic Studies Concentration is administered by the Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee. 
The faculty liaison is Dr. Nancy Fairley. Students must submit a written proposal to the Ethnic 
Studies faculty liaison by the last day of the fall semester of the junior year. The proposal must 
specify the courses to be used to satisfy the concentration requirements. Certification of completion 
of all the requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar upon the recommendation 
of the Ethnic Studies faculty liaison. 

FILM AND MEDIA CONCENTRATION 

The Film and Media Studies Concentration promotes the development of multimedia 
literacy among our students, providing an interdisciplinary understanding of the history, theory, 
language, and cultural aspects of film and other audio-visual media. Combining introductory and 
advanced courses in film and media studies with electives from the humanities and the social 
sciences, the concentration seeks to create critically sensitive readers of film and media while 
fostering insight into one of the principal forms of art and communication in the contemporary era. 
Courses incorporate aesthetic, thematic, and theoretical analysis and include a variety of national 
cinemas in addition to the Hollywood tradition, promoting the multicultural sensitivity essential 
to mature world citizenship. Experience in film or video production helps to prepare students to 
function more effectively and participate more actively in the ever-developing multimedia culture 
of the 21st century. 

Some departments offer seminars or permit independent studies in film and media. Check 
with the faculty liaison for specific approval (prior to enrollment) to include one of these in the 
concentration. 

Requirements ^ 

1. Satisfactory completion of six courses to include: 

CIS 220 - Introduction to Film and Media Studies 

A 400-level seminar in Film and Medic Studies approved by the concentration 

Four electives selected from the following courses: 

ANT 372 - Visualizing Anthropology 

CHI 207 - Engendering Chinese Cinema , -^ 



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CHI 405 - Seminar: Topics in Chinese Cinema and Modem Literature 

CIS 321 - Interactive Digital Narratives 

ENG 293 - Film as Narrative Art 

ENG 393 - Studies in Literature and the Visual Arts 

PRE 365 - Introduction to the History and Aesthetics of French Cinema 

FRE 366 - Francophone Cinema: Africa Shoots Back 

MUS 228 -Film Music 

MUS 383 - Herrmann & Hitchcock 

SPA 352 - Contemporary Latin American Cinema 

SPA 353 - Contemporary Spanish Film 

2. No more than two production courses may be included in the concentration. 

3. Only one independent study may be included in the concentration. 

4. No more than two courses in the concentration may also be in the student's major field 
of study. 

5. No more than two courses taken away from Davidson may be counted toward the 
concentration. 

6. A grade of "C-"or higher must be earned in all graded courses applied toward the 
concentration. 

Application Procedure 

The Film and Media Studies Concentration is administered by the Film and Media Studies 
Advisory Committee. The faculty liaison is Dr. Maggie McCarthy. Students submit a written 
application to the Advisory Committee by the last day of the fall semester of the junior year. The 
application will specify the courses to be used to satisfy the concentration requirements. If one 
of the proposed electives is an independent study, the student shall provide for the Advisory 
Committee's approval a complete description of that course prior to the term of enrollment. 
Certification of completion of all the requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar 
upon the recommendation of the Film and Media Studies Advisory Committee. 

GENDER STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

A Gender Studies Concentration offers students the opporttmity to explore traditional 
disciplines through an interdisciplinary perspective that focuses on the significance of gender as 
a social construct. Students study the unique contributions of women and men to society, science, 
humanities, and the arts; the importance of gender and gender roles in a variety of social and 
historical contexts; and new scholarly methods and theories arising from interdisciplinary study. 
The concentration encourages students to examine historical and contemporary representations 
of women and men in religion, in the arts and literature, in social and political theory, and in the 
sciences. It fosters scholarly investigation that recognizes gender as an empirical reality. While 
the immediate goal of Gender Studies is to stimulate intellectual curiosity and to provide new 
strategies for investigation, the long-term goal is to help Davidson men and women function freely 
and fairly in the world. 

Requirements 

1. Satisfactory completion of 5 courses to include: 
a. one introductory course from: 
ENG 295 - Women Writers 
HIS 307 - American Women, 1840 to the Present 



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POL 215 - The Politics of Feminism 
SOC 217 - Gender and Society 

b. one 400-level seminar or a department seminar to be designated by the Advisory 
Committee; 

c. three electives, one of which must be at the 300- or 400-level. 

d. Electives are selected from any course in section a. above as well as the following 
group: 

ANT 343 - Gender, Power, and Culture 
ART 222 - Painted Women, Women Painting 
CHI 207 - Engendering Chinese Cinema 
ECO 227 - Gender and Economics 
ENG 261 - Modern Drama (= THE 261) 
ENG 282 - African American Literature 
ENG 392 - Studies in Literature by Women 

PRE 223 - Childhood and Youth 

PRE 320 - Adultery in Novel and Film 

HIS 225 - Women and Work: Gender and Society in Britain, 1700-1918 

HIS 228 - The Modern Body: Gender, Sex, and Politics in France 

HIS 336 - European Women and Gender, 1650-Present 

HIS 364 - Gender and History in Latin America 

HIS 422 - Gender in Early Modem Europe (C. 15th-18th Centuries) 

POL 205 - Family and Justice 

REL 142 - Autobiography and Religion 

REL 248 - Christianity and Nature 

REL 320 - The Genesis Narrative 

REL 355 - Woman and the Body in the Christian Tradition 

REL 365 - Women in American Religion 

SOC 246 - American Families 

SOC 310 - Gender, Race, and Sports 

SPA 375 - Latin American Women Writers 

2. A maximum of one elective may be an independent study, tutorial or practicum. 

3. Only two courses in the concentration may be in the student's major field of study. 

4. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in all courses applied toward the concentration. 

Additional Information 

The above list, while as complete as possible, is not exhaustive. Every semester, as new 
courses are developed and extant courses are revised, there are often courses not on this list which 
can be approved as electives for the Gender Studies Concentration. In addition, many departments 
offer special topics courses that can be approved as electives for the Gender Studies Concentration. 
Please check with the faculty liaison or visit http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/xl8484.xnil for the 
most current, complete listing of approved electives when planning course selection. If there is a 
course for which you would like to request Gender Studies credit that is not listed, please check 
with the faculty liaison. If there is a question about when a particular elective will next be offered, 
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Application Procedure 

The faculty liaison is Dr. Ann Fox, representing the Gender Studies Advisory Committee. 
Students shall meet with the faculty liaison to declare the concentration by the last day of fall 
semester of the jimior year. During this meeting, the student and faculty liaison will discuss the 
courses to be used to satisfy the concentration requirements. If one of the proposed electives is 
an independent study, tutorial, practicum, or internship, the student shall provide to the faculty 
liaison for the Advisory Committee's approval a complete description of that course prior to the 
term of enrollment. Certification of completion of all the requirements for the concentration is 
made by the Registrar upon the recommendation of the Gender Studies Advisory Committee. 

GENOMICS CONCENTRATION 

In 1953, two young scientists published the structure of DN A, a Nobel Prize winning discovery 
that gave birth to the interdisciplinary field of genomics. Beginning in 1990, scientists around the 
world embarked upon the Human Genome Project, with the goal of determining the composition 
of the entire human genome. The project is now complete, but there is so much more to learn 
from the genome: how our bodies function, how to prevent diseases, what makes different species 
unique, and even how life evolved on earth. 

To ensure that future scientists, physicians, and policymakers are prepared to take full 
advantage of the genomic revolution, the National Research Council (NRC) issued a report 
(Bio2010) calling upon academic institutions to alter the way undergraduates prepare for post- 
baccalaureate education. The genomics concentration fulfills NRC recommendations to provide 
undergraduates with a strong foundation in biological, mathematical, physical, and information 
sciences. The diverse academic background provided by this concentration in the context of a 
liberal arts education will help prepare students of all majors for exciting fields such as drug 
discovery, pharmaceutical industry, biomedical sciences, patent law, and ethics. 

Requirements 

The Genomics Concentration requires six courses (only five courses if Bio 309 is offered 
with a lab) that meet the criteria below, with no more than two courses "double counting" for the 
concentration and a student's major. No more than three of these six courses may be listed under 
any single department or prefix (i.e., CSC). No more than one of these six courses can be taken 
pass/ fail. A maximum of one transfer course credit can be applied towards the concentration if 
approved by the advisors. 

1. Two* or Three required courses 

Only BIO/ CSC 310 and BIO 309 if BIO 309 is offered with a lab. 
BIO 309 - Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology 
BIO 343 - Laboratory Methods in Genomics 
or an approved independent study or group investigation 
CSC 310 - Bioinformatics (= BIO 310) 

2. Three courses from the list below. 

Three courses from the list below. However, no more than two of these three courses can 
come from a single course prefix (department or CSC). The purpose of the requirement is 
to foster additional diversity in a student's curriculum. Because of their similarity, either 
CSC 121 or PHY 200 can be applied towards the concentration, but not both. 

BIO 301 -Genetics 

BIO 302 - Microbiology 

BIO 303 - Biochemishy 



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BIO 304 - Molecular Biology 

BIO 306 - Developmental Biology 

BIO 308 -Cell Biology 

BIO 351-359 - Group Investigations 

BIO 371, 372, 373 - Research/ Independent Study 

CHE 306 - Biophysical Chemistry 

CHE 309 - Medicinal Chemistry 

CHE 371 - Analytical Chemistry 

CHE 450 - Advanced Biochemistry 

CSC 121 - Programming and Problem Solving 

CSC 231 - Data Structures 

CSC 323 - Object-Oriented Programming 

CSC 331 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms 

CSC 395, 396 -Independent Study ■ . 

MAT 210 - Mathematical Modeling 

MAT 235 - Differential Equations and Infinite Series 

MAT 340 - Probability 

MAT 341 - Mathematical Statistics 

MAT 360 - Introduction to Topology 

MAT 391, 392 - Independent Shidy 

MAT 491, 492 - Independent Study 

PHY 200 - Computational Physics (= CSC 200) 

PHY 201 - Mathematical Methods for Scientists 

PHY 310 - Electronics and Instrumentation 

PHY 397 - Independent Study in Advanced Software Development in Science (= CSC 397) 

PSY 276 - Cognitive Psychology 

PSY 282 - Learning 

PSY 284 - Drugs and Behavior 

PSY 301 - Psychological Research-Perception and Attention 

PSY 302 - Psychological Research-Behavioral Pharmacology 

PSY 303 - Psychological Research-Behavioral Neuroscience (= BIO 331) 

PSY 304 - Psychological Research-Memory 

PSY 310 - Psychological Research-Design and Analysis 

PSY 324 - Functional Neuroanatomy (= BIO 332) 

Application Procedure 

Students interested in pursuing the Genomics Concentration should contact one of the two 
primary advisors (Drs. Malcolm Campbell and Laurie Heyer) as early as possible to discuss 
curriculum options. Those who decide to pursue the concentration must submit a written 
application to either of the primary genomics advisors no later than the last day of the spring term 
in their junior year. Certification of completion of all requirements for the concentration is made by 
the Registrar upon the recommendation of the Genomics Advisory Committee. 



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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

Given the international focus of contemporary problems, students have the possibility 
of studying how different disciplines contribute to understanding and formulating effective 
solutions to these global challenges. The International Studies Concentration offers a student the 
opportunity to pursue a coherent, multi-disciplined program in international studies. 

Requirements 

1. Six courses chosen from the list of approved courses in international studies. Three 
courses shall be of a general international or multi-cultural nature; three courses shall 
be related to one particular geographic area. The six courses, at least two of which must 
be at or above the 300 level, shall be distributed among at least three departments and 
may include no more than two courses from the department of the applicant's major. A 
grade of "C" or higher must be earned on any graded course in order for the course to 
count toward the concentration. The approved list of courses is updated annually and 
available from the faculty liaison. 

2. Proficiency in a modem foreign language, according to standards set by each language 
department or by the director of the Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP). This 
proficiency is to be at a level significantly above that required for graduahon. Students 
should consult the chair of the relevant department or the director of SILP prior to 
submitting applications. 

3. A summer, semester, or year during the student's college career spent in study or work 
outside the United States. Each candidate shall submit a reflective and substantive paper 
based on the experience abroad to the chair of the International Education Committee by 
early April of the senior year, according to standards specified by that committee. Note: 
In those individual cases in which financial limitations cannot be overcome and thus 
prevent an international experience, the International Education Committee may assign 
a substitute experience. 

Application Procedure 

The International Studies Concentration is administered by the International Education 
Committee of the faculty. The faculty liaison is Dr. Homer Sutton. Students shall submit a written 
application to the Committee by the conclusion of the late Drop/ Add period of the fall semester of 
the senior year. Certification of completion of all the requirements for the concentration is made by 
the Registrar upon the recommendation of the International Education Committee. 

MEDICAL HUMANITIES CONCENTRATION 

The Medical Humanities concentration promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of health 
and health care. It enables students to appreciate the strengths and limits of the natural sciences, 
social sciences and humanities as they seek to explain and to achieve a measure of control over 
disease, illness and suffering. The concentration helps students to grasp how legal, economic, and 
political institutions influence the production, distiibution and delivery of health care services. It 
also provides students with the analytical and ethical skills necessary to apply the principles of 
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Medical Humanities courses emphasize the role ethical values play in defining problems 
as "medical," worthy of scientific study, calling for mobilization of social as well as individual 
resources. The courses help students to develop the analytical skills that permit clear thinking and 
writing about the complex trade-offs involved in developing, using and paying for health care. 

The Davidson/CMC Connection. In 1990, Davidson College and the Carolinas Medical 
Center joined in a formal agreement "to cooperate and share resources toward the common 
betterment of health care, the education and training of physicians, and improved understanding 
of the relationship between medicine and society." Under the auspices of this agreement, Davidson 
students enjoy access to an expanded range of educational opportunities that only a large teaching 
hospital can provide in biomedical research. 

Requirements 

1. PHI130 - Medical Ethics 

2. Four Electives selected from — - 

Students are strongly encouraged to take one class that offers an applied experience in 
a health care setting. 

CIS 380 - Issues in Medicine 

CIS 390 - Health Care Ethics 

3. Elective considerations for the pre-med track 

BIO 361-367 - Seminar 

CIS 381 - Health Regulation and Public Policy _ , 

CIS 397 - Future of American Health Care 

ECO 122 - Introduction to Health Care Economics 

ECO 222 - Health Econoniics 

REL 256 - Religion, Ethics, and Medicine 

4. Elective considerations for the population health track 

ANT 340 - Medical Anthropology 

BIO 103 - Special Topics in Biology I 

Topic requires approval from the Medical Humanities Director. 

SOC 360 - Medical Sociology 

SOU 385 - Public Health in India 

5. Additional electives 

BIO 310 - Bioinformatics (= CSC 310) 

ENG 110 - Introduction to Literature 

ENG 400-494 - Seminars 

Seminar requires approval of the Medical Humanities Director 

PHI 230 - Philosophy of Medicine 

PSY 245 - Psychology of Aging 

PSY 303 - Psychological Research-Behavioral Neuroscience (= BIO 331) 

REL 155 - Issues in Religion and Science 

REL 257 - Death, Dying, and the Afterlife 

Application Procedure 

Interested students should complete the application and submit it to the Assistant in Preyer 
105. Applications are accepted year round among students interested in pursuing the Medical 
Humanities concentiation. The application will be reviewed by the Medical Humanities faculty, 
followed by a meeting with the Director or Associate Director. This meeting will give students 



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a chance to meet the Medical Humanities faculty, identify relevant coursework tailored to their 
major, and ask questions about the concentration. 

NEUROSCIENCE CONCENTRATION 

Life scientists have come to recognize that an understanding of how the brain, the "organ of 
consciousness," functions and endows human beings with the capacity to know, to feel, and to 
value, requires a multidisciplinary research effort. The Neuroscience Concentration introduces 
students to a field of science that has experienced an explosion of information and technological 
innovation. It provides students with a model for understanding how the conventional boundaries 
separating disciplines appearing to be incompatible can evaporate when new intellectual challenges 
confront us. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the concentration provides students with an 
opportunity to explore another dimension of our humanity — the biological substiate of all our 
moral and mental faculties. 
Requirements 

The Neuroscience Concentiation requires a minimum of six courses and involves two 
components: 

1. 1. Required Courses 

a. PSY 303 - Psychological Research-Behavioral Neuroscience {- BIO 331) 

b. Students must take at least one of the following two courses. Taking both is highly 
recommended; if both are taken one may be considered as an elective toward the 
concentiation. 

BIO 333 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 

OR 

PSY 324 - Functional Neuroanatomy (= BIO 332) 

2. Electives 

At least three electives chosen from a list annually reviewed and approved by the 
Neuroscience Advisory Committee (one from outside student's major and one— and 
only one— must be independent study/ research): 

ANT 102 - Humankind Evolving 

BIO 301 - Genetics 

BIO 303 - Biochemistiy 

BIO 304 - Molecular Biology 

BIO 306 - Developmental Biology 

BIO 307 - Immunology 

BIO 308 - Cell Biology 

BIO 309 - Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology 

BIO 310 - Bioinformatics (= CSC 310) 

BIO 311 - Comparative Anatomy 

BIO 312 - Animal Physiology 

BIO 323 - Animal Behavior (- PSY 323) 

BIO 341 - Biostatistics and Experimental Design 

BIO 351-359 - Group Investigations 

BIO 361-367 - Seminar 

BIO 371, 372, 373 - Research/ hidependent Stiady 

CHE 309 - Medicinal Chemistiy 

MAT 210 - Mathematical Modeling 



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PHI 130 - Medical Ethics 
PHI 217 - Philosophy of Mind 
PSY 195 - Independent Study 
PSY 231 - Abnormal Psychology , 

PSY 276 - Cognitive Psychology 
PSY 282 - Learning 
PSY 284 - Drugs and Behavior 

PSY 301 - Psychological Research-Perception and Attention 
PSY 302 - Psychological Research-Behavioral Pharmacology 
PSY 304 - Psychological Research-Memory 
PSY 305 - Psychological Research-Learning 
PSY 310 - Psychological Research-Design and Analysis 
PSY 330-349 -Tutorial 

PSY 350-380 - Advanced Seminars in Psychology 
Note: No more than two courses in the concentration may also be counted toward the major. 
A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses applied toward the concentration. 

Application Procedure 

The Neuroscience Concentration is administered by the Neuroscience Advisory Committee. 
The faculty liaison is Dr. Julio Ramirez. Students shall submit a written proposal to the Advisory 
Committee by the last day of the spring semester of the junior year. The proposal should specify 
the courses that will be used to satisfy the concentration requirements. If any of the courses are 
to be independent studies, research courses, or seminars, the student must provide the Advisory 
Committee with a complete description of that course before the semester of enrollment. 
Certification of completion of all requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar upon 
recommendation of the Neuroscience Advisory Committee. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD, 2009-10 

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (As of January 2009) 

Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees. Twenty-four of the Trustees represent 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), sixteen of which are confirmed by the presbyteries within the 
State of North Carolina, and eight at-large from the national membership. Twelve are elected at- 
large by the Trustees themselves and eight by the alumni. In addition, five members of the Board 
serve ex officio, including the President-elect and President of the National Alumni Association, 
the Chair and Past Chair of the Board of Visitors, and the President of the College. 

Mackey J. McDonald, Chair Greensboro, North Carolina 

Chairman, VF Corporation 

Amelia C. Taylor, Vice Chair Wilmington, North Carolina 

Homemaker 

Debbie Dillon Darden, Secretary Charlotte, North Carolina 

Homemaker, Retired Educator 

Robert J. Abemethy, President, Standard Development Company — Redondo Beach, California 

Carlos E. Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer, The Gambrinus Company — San Antonio, Texas 

Robert L. Avinger, Jr., Retired Chairman, OPT Capital, LLC — Davidson, North Carolina 

Sarah P. Boehmler, Retired Executive Vice President, American Stock Exchange — Davidson, North 
Carolina 

Kristin Hills Bradberry, Endowment Campaign Director, Arts & Science Council — Charlotte, North 
CaroUna 

Susan Brown, Homemaker — Dallas, Texas 

Ann Hayes Browning, Project Director, The Carolina Thread Trail — Charlotte, North Carolina 

Lowell L. Bryan, Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc. — New York, New York 

M. Erwin Carter, President, Newbold Corporation — Lithonia, Georgia 

John W. Chidsey, III, Chief Executive Officer, Burger King Corporation — Miami, Florida 

Howard W. Covington, Jr., Partner, Covington/ Tutman Properties — GreenvUle, South Carolina 

Robert E. Dunham, Pastor, University Presbyterian Church — Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

Elisabeth C Ervin, Retired Educator, Commtmity Leader — Morganton, North Carolina 

Virginia Taylor Evans — Director of Christain Education, Second Presbyterian Church — Richmond, 
Virginia 



234 — Trustees 



W. Wyche Fowler, Jr., President, Wyche Fowler International — Washington, D.C. 

Anthony R. Foxx, City Council, At-Large, City of Charlotte — Charlotte, North Carolina 

Beverly S. Hance, Community Leader, Private Investor — Charlotte, North Carolina 

Lawrence M. Kimbrough, President Emeritus, First Charter Corporation — Charlotte, North Carolina 

R. Edward Kizer, Retired — Denver, North Carolina 

Anne Hurt Krieg, Homemaker, Community Volunteer — McLean, Virginia 

J. Gilmour Lake, Retired Former Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Computer Credit, Inc. — Winston- 
Salem, North Carolina 

S. Sherburne LaugMiri; Assistant Professor and Director, Arts Management Program, American 
University — Bethesda, Maryland 

Paul R. Leonard, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Habitat for Humanity International — Davidson, North 
Carolina 

Gary S. Long, President and Chief Operating Officer, Investcorp Bank BSC — Manoma, Kingdom of 
Bahrain, and London, United Kingdom 

Elizabeth Brooks MaUander, Vice President Corporate Commimications, Iridium SateUite — Arlington, 
Virginia 

Prem Manjooran, Senior Vice President, The Capital Group — Los Angeles, California 

Susan F. McAvoy, Director/ Public Interest Advisor, Emory University School of Law — Atianta, 
Georgia 

John V. McClure, Banker, The Northern Trust Bank — Winnetka, Illinois 

Calvin E. Murphy, North Carolina Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of North Carolina — Charlotte, 
North Carolina 

Maria M. Patterson, Senior Counsel, Diamond McCarthy LLP — New York, New York 

George D. Penick, Jr., Head Master, St. Andrews Episcopal — Ridgeland, Mississippi 

William L. Rikard, Jr., Partner/ Attorney, Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein — Charlotte, North 
Carolina 

Patricia A. Rodgers, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rodgers Builders, Inc. — Charlotte, North 
Carolina 

Thomas W. Ross, President, Davidson College — Davidson, North Carolina 

Stephen L. Salyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar — Silver Spring, 
Maryland 

E. FoUin Smith, Director, Ryder Systems — Conestoga, Pennsylvania 

Arnold H. Snider, Retired General Partner, Deerfield Management — Princeton, New Jersey 

Laura M. Spangler, Pastor, Lloyd Presbyterian Church — Winston-Salem, North Carolina 



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R. David Sprinkle, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, The Todd Organization — Greensboro, 
North Carolina 

Samuel V. TaUman, Retired Partner, Knight, Tallman & Co., LLC — Saint Petersburg, Florida 

Todd S. Thomson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Headwaters Capital, LLC, Ripplewood Holdings, 
LLC - New York, New York 

Lawrence H. Wilkinson, Chairman, Heminge & Condell — San Fransisco, Cahfomia 

Benjamin F. Williams, Jr. — Charlotte, North Carolina 

Carolann C Willingham, 401 (K) Specialist, Fidelity Investments — Raleigh, North Carolina 

Janet H. Wilson, Community Leader — Lenoir, North Carolina 

H. Linton Wray, Medical Director, CareFirst Blue Cross/ Blue Shield — Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Janet H. Wilson, Community Leader — Lenoir, North Carolina 



NAMED PROFESSORSHIPS 

Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Professorship — This professorship honors the memory of one of Davidson's 
most loyal alumni, Edward M. Armfield, Sr., Class of 1937, who served his alma mater as a member 
of the Board of Visitors, was an Alumni Association and Annual Fund volunteer, an inductee in 
the Athletic Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Established by the 
foundation which bears his name, the Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Professorship recognizes excellence 
in teaching and scholarship, with a preference for a member of the Department of English. 

Mary Reynolds Babcock Prof essorship — Established in 1960 by a gift from the Z. Smith Reynolds 
Foundation, in honor of Mary Reynolds Babcock, the sister of Z. Smith Reynolds. 

James Knox Batten Visiting Professorship in Public Policy — Created in 1995 by grants from the John 
S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Knight-Ridder, Inc. in memory of James K. Batten, Class of 
1957. The Batten Professorship is an interdisciplinary position held by a series of individuals with 
experience and expertise in such diverse realms as politics, economics, urban affairs, journalism 
and the sciences. 

Herman Brown Professorship in Natural Sciences— Established in 1983 by gifts from The Brown 
Foimdation of Houston, Texas, and other friends of Davidson, the Herman Brown Professorship 
is named for the late chief executive officer of Brown and Root. 

Brown Professorship in Asian Studies— Established by The Brown Foundation of Houston, Texas 
in 1989 to expand the teaching of Asian studies at Davidson. 

James W. Cannon Professorship— Established in 1919 by gifts from the children of Mr. and Mrs. 
J.W. Cannon of Concord, North Carolina, with subsequent support from a trust established by 
their son, Charles A. Cannon, Class of 1915. 

Maxwell Chambers Professorship— Established in 1855 under a special provision of the will of 
Davidson's principal 19th century benefactor. Maxwell Chambers of Salisbury, North CaroUna, 
this professorship enabled Davidson to inaugurate the teaching of chemistry. 



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Lester D. Coltrane III Visiting Professorship in Religion— Established by the Charles A. Cannon 
Charitable Trust No. Three to recognize the longtime and diligent service to its Board of Lester D. 
"Bub" Coltrane HI, Davidson College Class of 1940, this professorship is in support of the college's 
Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation. 

Joel O. Conarroe Professorship— Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor, this 
professorship honors Joel O. Conarroe, Class of 1956, and President Emeritus of the Guggenheim 
Memorial Foundation. 

Covington Visiting Professorship— Established in 1982 by Howard W. Covington, Qass of 1937, 
this professorship brings exciting teachers to campus as visiting professors. 

Craig Family Distinguished Professorship in Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry— This 
distinguished professorship was established by the Craig family in memory of the Reverend 
David Irvin Craig, Class of 1878, and the Reverend Carl Brackett Craig, Class of 1911, as well as to 
honor the children of Virginia K. and David E. Craig, Class of 1961, who attended Davidson: The 
Reverend Caroline Evelyn Craig, Class of 1988, and Carlton Scott Craig, Class of 1993, and his wife, 
Carol Hancock Craig, Class of 1992. The professorship wiH be held by a teacher who, by word and 
deed, encourages and inspires the moral and ethical choices that promote faithful stewardship of 
the environment and peace among all the world's people. The holder of this professorship should 
be one who, by example, can teach and lead students in engaging the challenges that confront 
society today, with training and expertise in Christian Theology in general, and Reformed 
Theology, in particular. 

John Crosland Professorship— Established in 1995 by John Crosland, Class of 1951, and his wife 
Judith E. Crosland. 

Charles A. Dana Professorships— The Dana Professorships were established in 1966 through a 
challenge campaign initiated by the late philanthropist and industrial pioneer, Charles A. Dana. 

R. Stuart Dickson Professorship— Established in 1994 by the Dickson Fotmdation and the Ruddick 
Corporation to honor longtime Davidson trustee R. Stuart Dickson, Class of 1951. 

Gail M. and Ernest G. Doe Professorship— Established in 1998 by Ernest G. Doe, Class of 1969, 
and his wife Gail to recognize a faculty member of the Department of Economics who excels in 
undergraduate teaching, has a record of superior professional achievement, and exemplifies the 
moral and intellectual values of Davidson College. 

Beverly F. Dolan Professorship— Established in 1993 by Textron, Inc., to honor the service of its 
retiring chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Beverly F. Dolan, this professorship is 
for a member of the mathematics or physical science faculty. 

James B. Duke Professorship — Established by gifts from The Duke Endowment, in response to the 
inauguration of the Dean Rusk Program in International Studies. 

Paul B, Freeland Professorship — Created in 1981 through a bequest fiom Dr. Paul B. Freeland, Class 
of 1925, a minister from Crowley, Louisiana. 

W.R. Grey Professorship — Established in 1935 by Captain James Parks Grey, Class of 1885, iti honor 
of his brother, W.R. Grey, Class of 1884, a professor at Davidson for forty years. 



Named Professorships — 237 



Douglas C. Houchens Professorship— Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor 
to honor Douglas C. Houchens, Davidson College Professor of Art from 1953-1978. 

Virginia Lasater Irvin Professorship— Created in 1960 by a gift from the Z. Smith Reynolds 
Foundation to honor Virginia Irvin, wife of George L. hvin. Class of 1924, and a cousin of R.J. 
Reynolds, Jr. 

Frontis W. Johnston Professorship— Established in 1986 through gifts from Dr. Johnston's family, 
colleagues, and friends, this professorship was created to honor the late Frontis Withers Johnston, 
Class of 1930, who served Davidson for many years as teacher, dean of the faculty, and interim 
president. 

Francis B. Kemp Visiting Professorship —Established by Bank of America in memory of Francis B. 
Kemp, Class of 1963, this professorship supports a visiting faculty member distinguished in his 
or her field. 

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship — Created in 1968 and later augmented by the William R. Kenan 
Foimdation. 

John T. Kimbrough Professorship— Established in 1998 by gifts from his children, Lawrence M. 
Kimbrough, Class of 1963, Mary P. Kimbrough King, John T. Kimbrough, Jr., Class of 1958, and 
William A. Kimbrough, to honor John T. Kimbrough, Professor of Mathematics at Davidson 
CoUege from 1928-1974. 

L. Richardson King Professorship — Established by the Kimbrough and King families in honor of L. 
Richardson King, Class of 1959, and Richardson Professor of Mathematics from 1964-2002. 

MacArthur Professorship— Established in 1981 by a gift from the John D. and Catherine T. 
MacArthur Foimdation of Chicago, this rotating professorship helps bring promising young 
professors to Davidson. 

Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professorship— Established in 1993 by Davidson trustee E. Erwin 
Madchey IE, Class of 1963, and his wife Nancy Burgess Maddrey. 

James G. Martin, Jr. Professorship— Established in 1991 by friends and admirers of the Honorable 
James G. Martin, Class of 1957, in recognition of his service to the State of North Carolina as 
governor. 

John and Ruth McGee Directorship of the Dean Rusk Program in International Studies— 

Established by the John F. and Ruth B. McGee Foundation of Charleston, West Virginia, to endow 
this joint faculty administiative position. 

McGee Visiting Professorship in Creative Writing— Established by John F. McGee, Class of 1943, 
and his wife to bring gifted writers to campus as visiting professors. Josephine Humphreys, Al 
Young, Susan Allport, Karen Jones-Meadows, Peter Meinke, Sheri Reynolds, and Robert Morgan 
are among those who have visited Davidson as McGee Professors. 

J. Estes Millner Professorship— Established in 1997 through a major bequest of J. Estes MiUner, 
Class of 1926, to support teaching in the Department of Music. 

Joseph R. Morton Professorship — Established in 1990 by Joseph R. Morton, Class of 1920, to support 
teaching in the departments of chemistry, physics, or mathematics. 



238 — Named Professorships/Retired Faculty 



C. Louise Nelson Professorship — Established by Ross W. Manire, Class of 1974, and his wife Dee to 
recognize the dedication to teaching demonstrated by this member of the Davidson faculty who 
served the college from 1964-1988. 

Leland M. Park Directorship of the Library— Established by Leland M. Park, Class of 1963 and 
Director of the Library from 1975-2006, this endowment provides support to those who follow 
him in this position of vital importance to the Life of Davidson College. 

Malcolm Overstreet Partin Professorship— Established by William N. Mathis, Class of 1988, to 
attract to Davidson talented young pre-tenured faculty members who demonstrate a love of 
classroom teaching, lectures meant to both educate and enthrall, and commitment to instill a 
lifelong devotion to learning as embodied by this Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History 
from 1968-2002. 

Richardson Professorship— Established in 1962 in response to a challenge grant from the H. Smith 
Richardson Foundation. 

Holmes Rolston III Professorship in Religion and Science — Established by Holmes Rolston 
in. Class of 1953 and recipient of the 2003 Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or 
Discoveries About Spiritual Realities, this chair explores in teaching, research, and scholarship the 
dialogue and interaction between religion and science. 

James Sprunt Professorship of Bible and Philosophy— Established in 1925 by a bequest from this 
remarkable and erudite North Carolina businessman. 

Samuel E. and Mary West Thatcher Professorship— Established by a bequest from Mary Thatcher 
and by gifts from John Thatcher, Class of 1948. 

Todd and Melissa Thomson Professorship in Environmental Studies— Established by Todd S. 
and Melissa McKeithen Thomson, both of the Class of 1983, to attract to Davidson College an 
individual with a strong record and potential in environmental studies, with an emphasis on 
public policy. 

Vail Professorship — Established by a gift from Foster and Mary McGaw in 1977, in honor of James 
D. Vail in, Mrs. McGaw's son, and his family. 

E. Craig Wall, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities— Established through gifts from 
family, friends, and business associates of Mr. Wall, Class of 1959, and a grant from the National 
Endowment for the Himnanities, this chair supports teaching in the humanities program and 
honors Craig Wall's service to Davidson as chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

Wayne M. and Carolyn A. Watson Professorship— Established in 1991 through gifts from Mr. and 
Mrs. Wayne M. Watson, parents of Bryna Watson, Class of 1982. 

Wilham H.Williamson Professorship — Created in 1926 through a trust fund left by William Holt 
Williamson, Class of 1886. . „ 



RETIRED FACULTY (as of August 1, 2008) 



Retired Faculty — 239 



Samuel Reid Spencer, Jr., President Emeritus of the College and 
Professor Emeritus of History 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard), L.L.D. (Davidson), 
L.H.D. (Oglethorpe, Queens, Bridgewater, Marymount, Hollins, Mary Baldvdn), 
Litt.D. (Washington and Lee) 



(1951, 1983) 



John W. Kuykendall, President Emeritus of the College and (1984, 2003) 

Samuel E. and Mary W. Thatcher Professor Emeritus of Religion 
B.A. (Davidson), B.D. (Union Seminary-Richmond), S.T.M. (Yale), 
M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton), D.D. (Hanover), L.H.D. (Wofford) 

Robert F. Vagt, President Emeritus of the College (1997, 2007) 

B.A. (Davidson), M.Div. (Duke), L.H.D. (Queens), L.L.D. (Davis & Elkins) 

Anthony S. Abbott, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English (1964, 2001) 

A.B. (Princeton), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Horace Alden Bryan, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry ■ (1955,1992) 

A.B. (King), Ph.D. (Tennessee) 

John Nicholas Burnett, Maxwell Chambers Professor Emeritus of Chemistry (1968, 1997) 

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Emory) 

Richard Clyde Burts, Jr., Registrar Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1961, 1985) 

A.B. (Furman), M.A., Ed.D. (Columbia) 

Thomas A. Cartmill, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education (1974, 1985) 

B.S. (Springfield), M.Ed. (Johns Hopkins) 

John Addis Casey, Executive Director and Professor Emeritus of (1983, 2005) 

Information Technology 

B.S. (Loyola), M.S., Ph.D. (Michigan State) 

Richard Cargill Cole, Virginia Lasater Irvin Professor Emeritus of English (1961, 1993) 

A.B. (Hamilton), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) 

Jean S. Cornell, Associate Professor Emerita of Speech (1971, 1987) 

B.A. (Ohio Wesleyan), M.S.J. (Northwestern), M.A. (Arizona) 

Charles D. Dockery, Professor Emeritus of French (1974, 2003) 

B.A. (Earlham), M.A., Ph.D. (Iowa) 

C. Earl Edmondson, Professor Emeritus of History (1970, 2007) 

B.A. (Mississippi College), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 



240 — Retired Faculty 



James Monroe Fredericksen, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry ' (1957,1989) 

B.S. (Richmond), Ph.D. (Virginia) 

Dirk French, W. R. Grey Professor Emeritus of Qassics (1967,2001) 

A.B. (Lawrence), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

William Francis Frey, Professor Emeritus of Physics ■ (1960,1999) 

A.B. (King), M.S., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt) (deceased 10/27/08) 

Ralph William Gable, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry - (1960,1994) 

B.S. (Texas), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

David Carroll Grant, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1968,2000) 

A.B. (Wooster), Ph.D. (Yale) 

John Gill Holland, Professor Emeritus of English / (1967,2004) 

A.B. (Washington & Lee), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Douglas Clay Houchens, Professor Emeritus of Art (1953, 1978) 

B.F.A., M.F.A. (Richmond Professional histihite) (deceased 8/19/08) 

Grant D. Jones, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Anthropology (1985, 2003) 

B.A. (Florida State), M.A., Ph.D. (Brandeis) 

Robert David Kaylor, James Sprunt Professor Emeritus of Religion (1964, 1999) 

A.B. (Southwestern), B.D. (Louisville Seminary), Ph.D. (Duke) 

John D. Kelton, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1959, 1997) 

B.S. pavidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Donald L. Kimmel, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Biology (1971, 2000) 

A.B. (Swarthmore), M.D. (Temple), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Lunsford Richardson King, Richardson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1964, 2002) 

B.S. pavidson), Ph.D. (Duke) 

Benjamin G. Klein, Beverly F. Dolan Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1971-2008) 

A.B. pniversity of Rochester), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) 

George Labban, Jr., W. R. Grey Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies (1952, 1984) 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Texas) 

Glenn Carlos Lindsey, Professor Emeritus of Economics (1958, 1998) 

B.B.A., M.B.A. (Georgia) 

Samuel Dow Maloney, James Sprunt Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy (1954, 1994) 

A.B. (Davidson), B.D., Th.M., Tli.D. pnion Seminary-Richmond) 



Retired Faculty — 241 



Robert John Manning, Qiarles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Physics and Humanities (1968, 2005) 
A.B. (Gettysburg), M.S., Ph.D. (Virginia) 

Robert E. Maydole, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy ' . ■ (1974,2005) 

B.S. (St. Joseph's), Ph.D. (Boston University) 

Winfred Pleasants Minter, Professor Emeritus of Political Science (1957,1981) 

B.S., M.S. (Virginia Polytechnic), Ph.D. (Chicago) 

Martha R. McAlister, Lecturer Emerita in Speech ' (1987,2003) 

B.S. (Northwestern), M.A. (UNC Greensboro) 

Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Paul B. Freeland Professor Emeritus of Religion (1965, 1998) 

A.B. (Davidson), B.A. (Princeton Seminary), Th.D. (Basel) 

C. Louise Nelson, Professor Emerita of Economics (1964,1988) 

B.S.,Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) (deceased 11/20/08) ' 

Leland Madison Park, Director Emeritus of the Davidson College Library (1967, 2006) 

A.B. (Davidson), M.Ln. (Emory), Adv. M. in L.S., Ph.D. (Horida State) 

Malcolm Overstreet Partin, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor Emeritus of History (1968, 2003) 

A.B. (UNC Chapel Hill), M. A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Jack R. Perry, Director Emeritus of the Dean Rusk Program in (1985, 1995) 

International Studies and Professor Emeritus of Political Science 
A.B. (Mercer), M.A., Ph.D. (Columbia) 

Max Eugene PoUey, J.W. Cannon Professor Emeritus of Religion (1956, 1993) 

A.B. (Albion), B.D., Ph.D. puke) 

J. Harris Proctor, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Political Science (1970, 1991) 

A.B. (Duke), M.A. (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Charles Edward RatUff, Jr., William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics (1947, 1992) 

B.S. pavidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Jerry Allan Roberts, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1965, 1993) 

B.E.Py., M.S., Ph.D. (North Carolina State) 

Lakshmanan Sabaratnam, Professor Emeritus of Sociology (1986, 2007) 

B.A. (University of Ceylon), M. A., Ph.D. (University of Washington) 

Merlyn D. Schuh, James G. Martin Professor Emeritus of Chemistry (1975, 2008) 

B.A. (South Dakota), Ph.D. (Duke) 

Janet Harrison Shannon, Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology (1990, 1996) 

B.S. (Saint Joseph's), M.A., Ph.D. (Temple) 



242 — Retired Faculty/Continuing Faculty 



Alan J. Singerman, Richardson Professor Emeritus of French - (1982,2007) 

B.A. (Ohio), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana) : 

Junius Brutus Stroud, Richardson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1960, 1994) 

B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia) 

William Holt Terry, Dean of Students Emerihis - (1962,1994) 

B.S. (Davidson), M.Div., D.IVIin. (Union Seminary-Richmond) 

Hallam Walker, Professor Emeritus of French (1965, 1985) 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Russ C.Warren, Professor Emerihis of Art (1978,2008) 

B.F.A. (New Mexico), M.F.A. (University of Texas at San Antonio) 

Robert C. Williams, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of (1986, 2004) 

Faculty Emeritus and Vail Professor Emeritus of History 
B.A. (Wesleyan), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

John H. Williamson, Herman Brown Professor Emeritus of Biology (1981, 2000) 

B.S. (North Carolina State), M.S. (Cornell), Ph.D. (University of Georgia, Athens) 

Albert Allen Wolf, Professor Emeritus of Physics (1965, 1991) 

B.A., M.A. (Vanderbilt), Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology) (deceased 11/8/08) 

Erich-Oskar Joachim Siegfried Wruck, Professor Emeritus of German - (1962, 1994) 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Rutgers) 

T.C Price Zimmermann, Vice President for Academic Affairs and (1977, 1999) 

Dean of Faculty Emeritus and Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of History 
B.A. (Williams), B.A., M.A. (Oxford), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard) 



CONTINUING FACULTY, 2007-2008 (as of August 1, 2007) 

(tenure4/tenure-track appointments) 

Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Professor of Political Science and Humanities (1989, 2003) 

B.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

Daniel W. Aldridge III, Associate Professor of History (2000, 2004) 

B.A. (Michigan State), J.D. (Northwestern University Law School), Ph.D. (Emory) 

• • Dennis R. Appleyard, James B. Duke Professor of International Studies and (1989, 1989) 

Professor of Economics 
A.B. (Ohio Wesleyan), A.M., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 



Continuing Faculty — 243 



Ruth L. Ault, Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor of Psychology (1979, 1989) 

B.A. (Pomona), M.A., Ph.D. (UCLA) 

Ben Baker, Professor of Economics (1997,2006) 

B.A. (Wofford), M. A. (University of South Carolina, Columbia) 

Robin Bruce Barnes, Professor of History (1980,1994) 

B.A. (Colby), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia) 

Cole Barton, Professor of Psychology (1983,1994) 

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Utah) 

Ruth Freitag Beeston, Professor of Chemistry (1984,1998) 

B.S. (BuckneU), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Mario J. Belloni, Associate Professor of Physics (1998, 2005) 

B.A. (University of California, Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Connecticut) 

Jonathan P. Berkey, Professor of History and Humanities (1993, 2004) 

B.A. (WiUiams), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Karen Kabat Bemd, Associate Professor of Biology . (1998,2004) 

B.A. (Franklin and Marshall), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Irl C Bivens, Professor of Mathematics (1982,1992) 

A.B. (Pfeiffer), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

+David N. Blauch, Professor of Chemistiy (1993, 2006) 

B.S. (Lebanon Valley College), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena) 

Mauro Botelho, Associate Professor of Music (1990, 1996) 

B.M., M.M. (University of Cincinnati), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

+Daniel M. Boye, Professor of Physics (1989, 2001) 

B.S. (Emory & Henry), Ph.D. (University of Georgia, Athens) 

Laurence S. Cain, Richardson Professor of Physics (1989, 2001) 

B.S. (Wake Forest), M.S., Ph.D. (Virginia) 

**A. Malcolm Campbell, Professor of Biology (1994, 2007) 

B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Shireen E. Campbell, Professor of EngUsh (1993, 2008) 

B.A. (Florida Atiantic), M.A., Ph.D. (Tulane) 

Felix Alvin CarroU, Jr., Joseph R. Morton Professor of Chemistry (1972, 1986) 

B.S. (UNC Chapel Hill), Ph.D. (California Institiite of Technology) 



244 — Continuing Faculty 



Vema M. Case, Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology (1974, 1991) 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State) 

**Tara Villa Chamra, Assistant Professor of Music - (2003,2007) 

B.A. (Franklin and Marshall), M.M. (Perm State University), 
D.M.A. (University of South Carolina, Columbia) 

Timothy P. Chartier, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2003, 2003) 

B.S., M.S . (Western Michigan), Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder) 

*Kelly A. Chaston, Associate Professor of Economics (1997, 2003) 

B.A. (Rhode Island), M.A. (University of New Hampshire), Ph.D. (Boston College) 

+Keyne A. Cheshire, Associate Professor of Classics (2002, 2008) 

B.A. (Carleton), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

*Helen Cho, Associate Professor of Anthropology — (2002,2008) 

B.A., B.S. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), 
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia) 

Wolfgang Christian, Herman Brown Professor of Physics (1983, 1993) 

B.S., Ph.D. (North Carolina State) 

Suzanne W. Churchill, Associate Professor of English (1996, 2002) 

B.A. (Middlebury), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Ann Marie Costa, Professor of Theatre (1994, 2004) 

B.F.A. (Boston Conservatory of Music), M.F.A. (University of Pittsburgh) 

Russell CrandaU, Associate Professor of Political Science (2000, 2006) 

B.A. (Bowdoin), M.A., Ph.D. Qohns Hopkins) 

Stephen L. Davis, Professor of Mathematics (1981, 1996) 

B.A. (Lindenwood), Ph.D. (Rutgers) 

Scott D.Denham, Professor of German (1990,2004) 

B.A. (University of Chicago), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Joseph R. Dennis, Assistant Professor of History (2005, 2005) 

B.S. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 
J.D., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) 

*Vivien E. Dietz, Associate Professor of History and Humanities (1990, 1996) 

A.B. (Harvard), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Michael Edwdn Dorcas, Associate Professor of Biology (1998, 2004) 

B.S., M.S. (University of Texas at Arlington), Ph.D. (Idaho State) 



Continuing Faculty — 245 



Hansford M. Epes, Jr., Registrar and Professor of German and Humanities (1964, 1985) 

A.B. pavidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Amanda Ewington, Associate Professor of Russian (2002, 2008) 

B.A. (Barnard), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

*Caroline Be§chea Fache, Assistant Professor of French (2007, 2007) 

DEUG et Licence, Maltrise (Universite Charles de Gaulle-LiUe 3), 
M.A., Ph.D. (hndiana) 

Maria Fackler, Assistant Professor of English (2007, 2008) 

B.A. (Duke), M.A., M.PhU., Ph.D. (Yale) 

Nancy J. Fairley, Professor of Anthropology (1993, 2003) 

B.A. (CUNY), Ph.D. (SUNY at Stony Brook) 

*Brenda A. Hanagan, Edward M. Armfield Sr. Professor of English (1996,1996) 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Mark C. Foley, Associate Professor of Economics (2000, 2006) 

B.S. (William and Mary), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) 

W. Trent Foley, Professor of Religion (1984, 1997) 

B.A. (Kalamazoo), M.Div. (McCormick Theological Seminary), 
M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago) 

Ann M. Fox, Associate Profesor of English (1999, 2005) 

B.S., B.A. (SUNY at Buffalo), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington) 

Joseph Tate Gardner, Jr., Professor of Theatre (1974, 1990) 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Florida State) 

Richard R. Gay, Associate Professor of Education (1999, 1999) 

B.A., M.A. (University of Richmond), Ph.D. (UNC Greensboro) 

Timothy H. Gfroerer, Associate Professor of Physics (1999,2004) 

B.S. (University of the South), M.S. (Georgia Institute of Technology), 
Ph.D. Dartmouth) 

GaQ McMurray Gibson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Humanities (1983, 1992) 

B.A., M.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (Virginia) 

Irwin Stuart Goldstein, Professor of Philosophy (1983, 1998) 

B.A. (Carleton University), M.Litt. (Bristol), Ph.D. (Edinburgh) 

Sharon L. Green, Associate Professor of Theatre (1999, 2006) 

B.A. (University of Rochester), M.A. (University of Toronto), Ph.D. (CUNY) 



246 — Continuing Faculty 



Gillian S. Gremmels, Leland M. Park Director of the Davidson College Library (2007, 2007) 

B.A. (Wartburg), M.L.S. (University of Maryland, College Park) 

Meghan E. Griffith, Assistant Professor of Philosophy - (2005,2005) 

B.A. (BuckneU), Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) 

Michael J. Guasco, Associate Professor of History (2001, 2007) 

B.A. (University of Portland), M.A. (Villanova), Ph.D. (College of William and Mary) 

Karen Gwen Hales, Associate Professor of Biology (2000, 2006) 

B.A. (Swarthmore), Ph.D. (Stanford) 

Cindy Deforest Hauser, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2002, 2002) 

B.S. (Washington and Lee), M.S. (UNC Wilmington), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Pamela C Hay, Associate Professor of Biology (1985, 1991) 

B.A. (Hendrix), M.S. (University of Arkansas), Ph.D. (North Carolina State) 

Burkhard J. Henke, Professor of German (1993,2006) 

Zwischenprtifung (Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat), 
M.A. (University of CaUfomia, Santa Barbara), Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine) 

J. Alberto Hemandez-Chiroldes, Professor of Spanish " (1979, 1991) 

B.A. (Puerto Rico), M.A. (Middlebury), Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) 

+Peter Neal Hess, Gail M. and Ernest G. Doe Professor of Economics (1980, 1993) 

B.A. (Bowdoin), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Laurie J. Heyer, L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Mathematics (2000, 2006) 

B.S., M.S. (University of Texas at Arlington), Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder) 

Ann M. Ingram, Professor of English (1994, 2008) 

B.A. (Stanford), M.A. (Monterey Institute of International Studies), 
M.A., Ph.D. (Emory) 

Randall M. Ingram, E. Craig Wall, Jr. Distingxiished Teaching Professor in (1995, 2008) 

Humanities and Professor of English 
A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Emory) 

Walter Herbert Jackson, Douglas C Houchens Professor of Fine Arts (1969, 1983) 

A.B. pavidson), M.F.A. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Everett Frank Jacobus, Jr., Professor of French ' (1971, 1988) 

B.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (ComeU University) 

Gayle H. Kaufman, Associate Professor of Sociology (1999, 2005) 

B.S., M.S. (ComeU University), Ph.D. (Brown) 



Continuing Faculty — 247 



John E. KeUo, Professor of Psychology (1974, 1991) 

B.S. (Old Dominion), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Hilton Kelly, Assistant Professor of Education (2007,2007) 

B.A. (UNC Oiarlotte), M.S., Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) 

Kyra A. Kietrys, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2001, 2001) 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Middlebury), Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) 

••PeterM.Krentz,W.R. Grey Professor of Classics and History (1979,1993) 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) 

Carole Ann Kruger, Associate Professor of French (1987, 1994) 

A.B., A.M. (UNC Greensboro), Ph.D. (Duke) 

Vikram Kumar, Professor of Economics (1986,2004) 

B.A. (St. Stephen's College), M.A. (Delhi School), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt) 

Zoran Kuzmanovich, Professor of English (1988,2002) 

B.A., M.A. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), 
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

William David Lawing, J. Estes Millner Professor of Music (1976, 1994) 

A.B. (Davidson), M.M., D.M.A. (Cleveland Institute of Music) 

Neil Lemer, Associate Professor of Music (1997, 2003) 

B.A. (Transylvania), A.M., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Ralph B. Levering, Vail Professor of History (1986,1992) 

B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Cynthia Lynn Lewis, Charles A. Dana Professor of English (1980, 1993) 

B.A. (Ohio State), Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Larry L. Ligo, Professor of Art History (1970, 1988) 

A.B. (Muskingum), B.D. (Princeton Seminary), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

+Barbara Mary Lom, Associate Professor of Biology (2000, 2006) 

B.A. (Lawrence), Ph.D. (Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience) 

Eriberto P. Lozada, Jr., Associate Professor of Anthropology (2002, 2006) 

A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard) ,. - 

B. Andrew Lustig, Holnies Rolston 111 Professor of Religion (2005, 2005) 

B.A. (University of San Francisco), M.A. (Princeton), Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

Hun Lye, Assistant Professor of Religion (2008, 2008) 

B.A. (Allegheny), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 



248 — Continuing Faculty 



William K.Mahony, Professor of Religion (1982,1996) 

A.B. (Williams), M.Div. (Yale), Ph.D. (Chicago) 

Maria Magdalena Maiz-Peiia, Professor of Spanish (1992,2006) 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Arizona State) 

+Jane E. Mangan, Malcolm O. Partin Associate Professor of History (2004,2008) 

B.A. (Vassar), M.A., Ph.D. puke) 

+Gerardo Marti, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2004, 2004) 

B.A. (Pepperdine), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Southern California) 

David W. Martin, Professor of Economics (1984, 1997) 

B.A. pePauw), M.S., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

Sarah Mason, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2007,2007) 

B.S. (University of Georgia), Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) ' _ 

Margaret R. McCarthy, Associate Professor of German (1995, 2001) 

B.A. (Connecticut College), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Rochester) 

Mark R. McCuUoh, Professor of German (1982, 1996) 

A.B. (Alabama), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

*Sean D. McKeever, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2005, 2005) 

B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Sally G. McMillen, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History (1988, 1998) 

B.A. (WeUesley), M.L.S. (Pratt Institute), M.A. (UNC Charlotte), Ph.D. (Duke) 

Kenneth J. Menkhaus, Professor of Political Science (1991, 2004) 

B.A. (Xavier), M. A., Ph.D. (University of South Carolina, Columbia) 

Paul B. Miller, Associate Professor of English (1999, 2005) 

B.A. (CoUege of Wooster), M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Ohio State) 

Elizabeth M. Mills, Professor of English (1985, 1999) 

B.A., M.A. (University of Texas at El Paso), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Donna K.Molinek, Professor of Mathematics ' (1992,2008) 

B.S. (University of Alaska, Anchorage), M.S. (Northern Arizona), 
Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

+Michael J. Mossinghoff, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2002, 2006) 

B.S. (Texas A&M), M.S. (Stanford), Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) 

Rristi S. Multhaup, Associate Professor of Psychology (1996, 2002) 

B.A. (Gustavus Adolphus College), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 



Continuing Faculty — 249 



Margaret P. Munger, Professor of Psychology (1994, 2007) 

B.A. (University of Chicago), M.A., M. PhU., Ph.D. (Columbia University) 

Jeffrey Myers, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2008,2008) 

B.S. (Ohio State), Ph.D. (Texas A&M) 

+Richard D. Neidinger, Professor of Mathematics (1984, 1997) 

B.A. (Trinity), M. A., Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) 

Randy F. Nelson, Virginia Lasater Irvin Professor of English " : (1977, 1988) 

B.A., M.A. (North Carolina State), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Jeanne M. Neumann, Professor of Classics (1994, 2008) 

B.A. (Union College), M.A. (Indiana), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

William Rodger Nutt, Professor of Chemistry (1971, 1985) 

A.B. (Ohio Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Louis L. Ortmayer, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science (1977, 1989) 

B.A. (Yale), M.A., Ph.D. (Denver) 

Douglas F. Ottati, Craig Family Distinguished Professor in . (2007, 2007) 

Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry 
A.B. (University of Pennsylvania), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

Edward L. Palmer, Wayne M. and Carolyn A. Watson Professor of Psychology (1970, 1986) 

A.B. (Gettysburg), B.D. (Gettysburg Seminary), M.S., Ph.D. (Ohio) 

Christopher J. Paradise, Associate Professor of Biology (2000, 2006) 

B.S. (SUNY at Albany), M.A. (SUNY at Binghamton), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State) 

Alan Michael Parker, Professor of EngUsh (1998, 2007) 

B.A. (Washington University), M.F.A. (Columbia University School of the Arts) 

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Assistant Professor of History (2007, 2007) 

Zwischenpriifung (University Tiibigen), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Luis H. Peiia, Professor of EngUsh (1987, 1997) 

B.A. (Universidad de Monterrey), M.A., Ph.D. (Arizona State) 

Patricia A. Peroni, Professor of Biology (1992, 2007) 

B.A. (SUNY CoUege at Plattsburgh), M.L.S. (SUNY at Albany), 
M.S. (BuckneU), Ph.D. (Duke) 

David A. Pettersen, Assistant Professor of French (2008, 2008) 

B.A. (University of Southern Cahfomia, Los Angeles), M.A., 
Ph.D. (University of CaMomia, Berkeley) 



250 — Continuing Faculty 



Karl A. Plank, James W. Cannon Professor of Religion (1982, 1995) 

B.A. (Hanover), M.Div., M.A., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt) 

Lynn M. Poland, Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities , ' (1990, 1991) 

A.B. (Bates), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

Jeremiah Lee Putnam, Paul B. Freeland Professor f Biology . (1973, 1988) 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Texas A & M) 

**Julio J. Ramirez, R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology (1986, 1995) 

B.S. (Fairfield), M.A., Ph.D. (Clark) 

Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of Political Science (1993,2006) 

A.B. (Princeton), Ph.D. (Harvard) 

William M.Ringle, Professor of Anthropology " . (1986,1998) 

B.A. (Johns Hopkins), M.A., Ph.D. (Tulane) 

+Carlos M. Rivera, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2000, 2002) 

B.A. (University of Puerto Rico), M.A. (New York), Ph.D. (Arizona State) 

David M. Robb, Associate Professor of Philosophy (1999, 2003) 

B.A. (Stanford University), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell University) 

Susan L. Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science (1993, 1994) 

B.A. (Wake Forest), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame) 

Clark G. Ross, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, (1979, 1990) 

and Frontis W. Johnston Professor of Economics 
B.A. (University of Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Boston College) 

Thomas W. Ross, President of the College (2007, 2007) 

B.A. pavidson), J.D. (UNC Chapel Hill), LL.D. (UNC Greensboro) 

Robert D. Ruth, Associate Professor of Sociology (1971, 1980) 

A.B. (SUNY at Buffalo), M.A., Ph.D. puke) 

**Samuel Sanchez-Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2004, 2004) 

B.A. pniversity of Huelva, Spain), M.A., Ph.D. pniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Sophia D. Sarafova, Assistant Professor of Biology (2006, 2006) 

B.S. (Swarthmore), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia University) 

Cort Savage, Professor of Art (1992, 2007) 

B.A. (Indiana), M.F.A. (Syracuse) 

Patrick Joel Sellers, Associate Professor of Political Science (2000, 2002) 

B.A. pavidson), M.A., Ph.D. puke) 



Continuing Faculty — 251 



Nina E. Serebrennikov, Professor of Art (1987, 2001) 

B.A. (George Washington University), M.S.L.S., M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Thomas C Shandley, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students (1994, 1994) 

B.A. (Simpson CoUege), M.A. (Bowling Green State University), 
Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) 

Ping Shao, Assistant Professor of Chinese (2002, 2003) 

B.A. (Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages), M.A. (lUinois State), Ph.D. 
(Washington University) 

Brian J. Shaw, Professor of Political Science (1982, 1996) 

B.A. (SUNY at Stony Brook), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel HiU) 

Vivian Shen, Associate Professor of Chinese (1998, 2004) 

B.A. (Shandong University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles) 

Catherine Slawy-Sutton, Professor of French (1985, 1999) 

Licence d' anglais, Maitrise d'anglais (University of Nice), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana) 

**C Shaw Smith, Jr., Professor of Art History and Humanities (1986, 2000) 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Fred H. Smith, Associate Professor of Economics (2000, 2006) 

B.A. (Kenyon), M.A. (University of Delaware), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt) 

Mark A. Smith, Associate Professor of Psychology (1998, 2004) 

B.A. (Lenoir-Rhyne), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Harlow Gregory Snyder, Associate Professor of Religion (2000, 2004) 

B.S. (Seattle Pacific), M.S. (Columbia University), M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D. (Yale) 

Raymond Sprague, Professor of Music (1999, 1999) 

B.A. (Williams), M.M. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque), D.M.A. 
(University of Colorado, Boulder) 

+Mark T. Stanback, Associate Professor of Biology (1995, 2001) 

B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley) 

Jennifer E. Stasack, Professor of Music (1991, 2007) 

B.M., M.M. (University of Hawaii-Manoa), D.M.A. (University of Cincinnati) 

Lance Keith Stell, Samuel E. and Mary W. Thatcher Professor of Philosophy (1976, 1985) 

B.A. (Hope), M. A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Erland P. Stevens, Associate Professor of Chemistry (1998, 2004) 

B.S. Puke), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 



252 — Continuing Faculty 



Durwin R. Striplin, Associate Professor of Qiemistry (1996, 2002) 

B.S. (Eastern New Mexico), Ph.D. (Washington State) 

Paul H.Studtmann, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2004,2005) 

B.A., M.A., (University of Iowa), Ph.D. (University of Colorado) 

Mark Sutch, Assistant Professor of Theatre (2006,2008) 

B.A. (Iowa State), M.F.A. (Rhode Island CoUege) 

Homer Bates Sutton, Professor of French (1980, 1995) 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana) 

John R. Swallow, J.T. Kimbrough Professor of Mathematics (1994,2007) 

B.A. (University of the South), M. Phil., M.S., Ph.D. (Yale) 

I. Job Thomas, Professor of History ,- (1979, 1994) 

B.A., M.A. (Madras), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

+Mary Caroline Thomberry, Professor of Political Science (1980, 1991) 

B.A., M.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Patiicia A. Tilburg, Assistant Professor of History (2003, 2003) 

B.A. (The College of New Jersey), M.A., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles) 

*Scott Tonidandel, MacArthur Associate Professor of Psychology (2002, 2008) 

B.A. pavidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Rice) 

**Michael K. Toumazou, Professor of Classics (1987, 2000) 

A.B. (Franklin and Marshall), M.A. (Loyola University of Chicago), 
M.A., Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr) 

Mary S. Vasquez, Joel O. Conarroe Professor of Spanish (1996, 1996) 

B.A. (Florida State), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Washington) 

Onita M. Vaz-Hooper, Assistant Professor of English (2005, 2005) 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Southern California) 

John Wertheimer, Professor of History . (1993,2006) 

B.A. (Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

David R. Wessner, Associate Professor of Biology (1998, 2004) 

A.B. (Franklin and Marshall), Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Angela L. Willis, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2002, 2004) 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) 

Anne Blue Wills, Assistant Professor of Religion ^ ;- (2003, 2003) 

B.A. (Davidson), M.Div. (Yale), Ph.D. puke) 



Other Continuing Faculty /Other Instructional Appointments — 253 



*Lauren W. Yoder, James Sprunt Professor of French (1973, 1989) 

B.A. (Eastern Mennonite), M.A., Ph.D. (Iowa) 

John Nicholas Yukich, Associate Professor of Physics • (1998,2004) 

B A. (Kenyon), Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

The first date shown in parentheses is that of the original academic-year appointment to the 
faculty and the second is that of appointment to current faculty rank. 

* On Leave Fall Semester 2008-09 

** On Leave Spring Semester 2008-09 
+ On Leave 2008-09 

• Study Abroad Year Program: Germany or France 
••Study Abroad Semester Program: Art, Classics, India, or Peru 



OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, 2008-09 

M. Christopher Alexander, McGee Director of the Dean Rusk Intemational Studies Program and As- 
sociate Professor of Political Science 
B.S. (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), MA., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Pat Baker, Adjunct Lecturer in Communication Studies 
B.A., M.A. (Queens) 

Timothy A. Beach- Verhey, Director of Exploration of Vocation Program, Associate Chaplain, Adjunct 
Assistant Professor of Religion 
B.A. (Hope College), M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (Emory) 

Jack M. Beasley, Adjunct Associate Professor of Theatre 
B.A. (Vanderbilt), M.F.A. (University of Georgia, Athens) 

Florin Be^chea, Adjunct Instmctor in French 

B.A. (Babes-Boliay University, Romania), M.S. (University of Southem Indiana), M.A. (Indiana 
University, Bloomington)(Fall Semester) 

Maurya M. Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A. (Davidson), M.S., Ph.D. (Ohio State) 

Michael Branch, Todd and Melissa Thomson Professor in Environmental Studies 

B.A. (College of William and Mary), M.A., Ph. D. (University of Virginia)(Spring Semester) 

Arm Lee Bressler, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History 

B.A. (Pennsylvania State), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia)(Spring Semester) 

David M. Brown, Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry 
B.A. (Berry), Ph.D. (Emory) 



254 — Other Instructional Appointments 



•D. Henry Buckley, Visiting Professor of French 

B.A. (Tufts), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Robert E. Bush, Jr, Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre 
B.S., M.A. (Appalachian)(Fall Semester) 

Ashley Y. Butler, Adjunct Lecturer in Communication Studies 

B.A. (Eastern), M.A. (Wake Forest)(Spring Semester) ^ 

Ruskin K. Cooper, Artist Associate in Piano 

B.M. (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music), M.M. (University of South Florida), D.M.A. 
(UNC Greensboro) 

Jacquelyn Culpepper, Artist Associate in Voice ■ 

B.S. (Westem Carolina), M.M. (Baylor) .^- -_. 

Hassan El Menyawi, Kemp Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science 

B.Sc, B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill Law School, Montreal), LL.M. (York University, Toronto) 

Virginia D. Fielder, James K. Batten Professor of Public Policy 

B.A. (Transylvania), M.A., Ph.D. (hidiana University, Bloomington)(Fall Semester) 

Kristie Long Foley, Associate Director of Medical Humanities and Associate Professor of Medical 
Humanities 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Tom Gabbard, Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre 

B.A. (Pepperdine), M.B.A. (Golden Gate University)(Fall Semester) 

Evelyn C. Gerdes, Lecturer in Education 
B.S., M.A. (East Carolina) 

Kifah Hanna, Visiting Instructor in Arabic 

B.A. (Homs University), M.Sc, Ph.D. (expected) (Edinburgh University) 

Heidi Hansson, STINT Visiting Professor of Literature 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Umea University, Sweden)(Fan Semester) 

Carol L. Higham, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities 
B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (Duke) 

Van E. Hillard, Director of College Writing Program and Associate Professor of Rhetoric 
B.A. (Ohio Wesleyan University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati) 

Mark Holcomb, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics 

B.S. (Pittsburg State), M.S. (University of Mississippi), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt) 

Michael Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics ■ " 

B.A. (Truman State University), M.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Ph.D. (Rutgers) 



Other Instructional Appointments — 255 



Benjamin G. Klein, Beverly F. Dolan Adjiinct Professor Emeritus of Mathematics 
A.B. (University of Rochester), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) 

Martha S. Koljonen, Artist Associate in Violin and Strings 
B.M. (Cleveland Institute of Music) 

Joseph C. Konen, Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Humanities 

A.B. (Hamilton), M.D. (CoUege of Medicine, SUNY), M.S.P.H. (University of Utah) 

Jason Koo, Visiting Assistant Professor of English 

B.A. (Yale), M.F.A. (University of Houston), Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia) 

Cynthia Lawing, Artist Associate in Piano 

B.M. (Wittenburg), B.M., M.M. (Cleveland Instihite of Music) 

Carole A. Martin, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A. (Bates), M.A. (University of Connecticut), M.S., Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

Linda C. McNally, Lecturer in Biology 
B.S., M.S. (UNC Charlotte) 

Rona Munro, McGee Professor of Writing 

B.A. (University of Edinburgh) (Spring Semester) 

George J.A. Murray IH, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology 
B.A. (Boston College), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel HiU) 

Lydia Musco, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art 

B.A. (Bennington College), M.F.A. (Boston University) 

Ryan O'Malley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art 
B.F. A. (University of South Dakota), M.F.A. (Louisiana State) 

Sanghamitra Padhy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science 

B.A., M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Southern California) 

John Francis Paulas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics 
B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

Steven J. Price, Adjunct Instructor in Biology 
B.S., M.S. (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) 

Michael Rowland, Artist Associate in Music/ Departmental Accompanist 
B.A. (Wake Forest), M.C.M. (Southern Baptist Seminary) 

C. Mathews Samson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
B.S. (Louisiana State), M.Div. (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary), M.A. (Louisiana State), 
Ph.D. (SUNY at Albany) 



256 — Other Instructional Appointments/New Faculty and Instructional Appointments 



Dolores Santamaria, Visiting Instructor in Spanish 

Licenciada (University Complutense de Madrid), MA. (University of South Carolina, Columbia), 
Ph.D. (expected) (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) 

Rosalba E. Scott, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish 
BA. (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota), MA. (University of Southem Mississippi) 

Scott R. Seaton, Adjunct Lecturer in Music 

B.M. (Vanderbilt University), M.M. (New England Conservatory) (Spring Semester) 

Jessica Shade, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish 
B.A. pavidson), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel HiU) 

JiaUn C. Shen, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chinese 

B.A. (Shanghai International Studies), Ph.D. (Laval University at Quebec) 

Ahca Stubnova Sparling, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics 
B.A. (Guilford), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Karin L. Stevens, Adjunct Lecturer in Chemistry 

B.S. pavidson), M.S. (University of California, Berkeley) (Fall Semester) 

Diane BasgaU Thornton, Artist Associate in Voice 
B.M., M.M. (Temple) 

Kathleen J. Turner, Director of Oral Communication and Professor of Commtinication Studies 
B.A. (University of Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Purdue) 

Eve Veliz, Visiting Instructor in Sociology 

B.A. (Stanford), M.P.P. (Duke), M.A. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Robert C. Whitton, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics 
B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) 

•Study Abroad Year Program: Germany or France 



NEW FACULTY AND INSTRUCTIONAL APPOINTMENTS, 

(as of May 15, 2009) 

Dorothy Allison, McGee Professor of Writing 

B.A. (Florida Presbyterian College) (Fall Semester) ,- 

Pat Baker, Lecturer in Commitnication Studies 
B.A, M.A. (Queens) 

Mark J. Barsoum, Director of Mathematics and Science Center and Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S. (University of Cahfomia, Davis), Ph.D. (University of CaUfomia, San Diego) 



New Faculty and Instructional Appointments — 257 



Maurya M. Boyd, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B A. (Davidson), M.S., Ph.D. (Ohio State)(Fall Semester) 

Jacquelene G. Brinton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion 
B.A. (Hampshire), M.A., Ph.D. (expected) (University of Virginia) 

D. Henry Buckley, Adjunct Professor of French 
B.A. (Tufts), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Ashley Y. Butler, Adjimct Lecturer in Communication Studies 
B.A. (Eastern), M.A. (Wake Forest) (Fall Semester) 

Joseph Carrig, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science 
B.A. (Haverford), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) 

Jacquelyn Culpepper, Artist Associate in Voice 
B.S. (Western Carolina), M.M. (Baylor) 

Adam R. Drake, Adjunct Lecturer in Physics 

B.S. (Virginia Tech), M.S. (University of Pittsburgh) (Fall Semester) 

Mark Holcomb, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics 

B.S. (Pittsburg State), M.S. (University of Mississippi), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt) 

*Rebecca Joubin, Assistant Professor of Arabic 

B.A. (College of William and Mary), M.A. (Georgetown), Ph.D. (Colimibia University) 

Michael G. Kelly, Adjunct Lecturer in Chemistry 
B.S. (George Washington), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State)(Fall Semester) 

Benjamin G. Klein, Beverly F. Dolan Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Mathematics 
A.B. (University of Rochester), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) (Fall Semester) 

Joseph C. Konen, Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Humanities 

A.B. (Hamilton), M.D. (College of Medicine, SUNY), M.S.P.H. (University of Utah)(Fall Semester) 

Cynthia Lawing, Artist Associate in Piano 
B.M. (Wittenburg), B.M., M.M. (Cleveland Instihite of Music) 

Xinying Li, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese 

B.A. (Northeastern University, Shenyang), M.A. (Ohio) 

Michael L. Meng, Visiting Assistant Professor of History 
B.A. (Boston College), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel HiU) 

Julianne H. Mills, ACS/ Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Demography/ Geography 
B.A., B.A., Ph.D. (expected) (Ohio State) 



258 — New Faculty and Instructional Appointments 



Dag Drange Mossige, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science 
B A. (Colorado State), MA., Ph.D. (expected) (Ohio State) 

Thomas D. Pangbom, Captain U.S. Army, Assistant Professor of Military Studies 
B.S. (Ohio) 

John Francis Paulas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics 
B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

David L. Perry, Director of Vann Center for Ethics and Professor of AppUed Ethics 
B.A. (Pacific Lutheran), A.M.Div., Ph.D. (University of Chicago Divinity School) 

Stacey Riemer, Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology 

B.S. (St. John Fisher College), M.S. (University of Rochester), Ph.D. (Syracuse) (Fall Semester) 

Jennifer E. Round, HHMI Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Biology 
B.S. (University of Rhode Island), M.S., Ph.D. (expected) (Yale) 

Dolores Santamaria, Visiting Instructor in Spanish 

Licenciada (University Complutense de Madrid), M.A. (University of South Carolina, Columbia) 

Rosalba E. Scott, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish 
B.A. (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota), M.A. (University of Southern Mississippi) 

LaKisha M. Simmons, Andrew W. MeUon Postdoctoral Fellow in History 

B.A. (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), Ph.D. (expected) (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Mart A. Stewart, Todd and Melissa Thomson Professor in Environmental Studies 
B.A. (Willamette University), M.A. (Portland State), Ph.D. (Emory)(Fall Semester) 

Mattias Strandh, STINT Visiting Professor of Sociology 
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Umea University, Sweden) (Fall Semester) 

*Jessica K. Taft, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

B.A. (Macalester), M.A., Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara) 

Diane Basgall Thornton, Artist Associate iri Voice 
B.M., M.M. (Temple) 

*Rebekah A. L. ToUey, Assistant Professor of Art 
B.F.A. (Concordia), M.F.A. (Temple) 

Carrie Van HaUgren, Production Manager and Lecturer in Theatre 
B.A. pavidson), M.F.A. (Yale) 

Robert C. Whitton, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics 
B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) 

* tenure track appointment 



Administrative Staff— 259 



ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (AS OF MAY 1, 2009) 

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 

Thomas W. Ross, B.A. (Davidson), J.D. (UNC Chapel Hill), LL.D. (UNC Greensboro), President 
Wendy M. Roberts, B.A. (UNC Charlotte), Administrative Assistant to the President 
Traci L. Russ- Wilson, Administrative Coordinator 

Planning and Institutional Research 

Linda M. LeFauve, B.A. (WeUs), M.A. (SUNY Buffalo), M.A. (SUNY Geneseo), Director 
George Campbell, B.A. (Wake Forest), M.A. (Indiana), Assistant Director 

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 

Clark G. Ross, B.A. (University of Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Boston College), Vice President for Academic 
Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Frontis W. Johnston Professor of Economics 

Ann Milner Douglas, B.A. (North Carolina Wesleyan), Assistant to the Assistant Dean for Academic 
Administration 

PatriciaT.Gaxdner, Executive Assistant 
LesiieMarsicano, A3.,MDiv. {Duke), Assistant Dean for Academic Administration 

Academic Support Services 

Karen Baldwick, Department Assistant for Medical Humanities and Pre-Medicine Programs 
Amy L. Becton, B.S. (Florida State), RLATG, Teaching Assistant for Biology/Psychology 
Cheryl F. Branz, Department Assistant for German/Russian, Sociology and Spanish 
Nancy Brown, Department Assistant for Physics 
Jessica Cooley, B.A. (Davidson), Art Gallery Assistant Curator 
Maria Cowan, A.A. (Lansing C.C), Department Assistant for Biology 

Anne-Marie M. Craig, B.S., (Bentley University), M.B.A. (Florida Atlantic), Department Assistant 
for Economics 

Fern L. Duncan, Department Assistant for Psychology 

Adam R. Drake, B.S. (Virginia Tech), M.S. (University of Pittsburgh), Physics Laboratory Manager 
Jeffrey Stuart Erickson, A.B. (Comell University), M.F.A. (Southem Illinois University, Carbon- 
dale), Slide Curator 

Sheena Favors, B.S. (Furman University), Lab Technician for Biology 
Kay Hollyday Filar, B.A. (Westminster College), Department Assistant for Chemistry 
Christine Healey, B.S. (UNC Charlotte), Teaching Assistant for Biology and Campus Environmen- 
tal Safety Specialist 

Anne Herzog, B.S. (University of Rochester), Research Technician for Psychology 
BrendaPittsKsag, Department Assistant for Art 

Lee J. Maiorano, B.S. (Pace University), Chemistry Department Lab Manager 
Peggy C. Maiorano, B.S. (Clemson), M.S. (UNC Charlotte), Teaching Assistant for Biology 
Melanie J. McAlpine, B.S. (Meredith), Department Assistant for Arabic, Chinese, Classics, 
Environmental Studies, French, Religion and Self Instructional Languages 
Glynnis O'Donoghue, B.A. (Davidson), Production and Promotion Fellow for Theatre 
Josh Pelko, B.A. (Davidson), M.F.A. (Yale), Technical Director for Theatre 
Steven J. Price, B.S., M.S. (University of Wisconsin, Green Bay), Research Coordinator in Biology 
Nancy Randazzo, Department Assistant for College Writing Program, English and Humanities 
Julie Ruble, B.S. (Davidson), Research Technician for Biology 

Kristen N. Schrauder, B.A. (Allegheny College), Department Assistant for Political Science and 
Communication Studies 



260 — Administrative Staff 



Frances Alexander Scott, Department Assistant for Medical Humanities and Pre- Medicine Pro- 
grams 

Linda Shoaf, B A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Grants Assistant for Biology 
Claudia B. Shinn, Department Assistant for Theatre 

Margaret Sprinkle, Department Assistant for History and South Asian Studies 
Christine Tabor, BA. (Adrian College), Department Assistant for Music 
Janet Tese, Chemistry Department Stockroom Coordinator 
Brad Thomas, B A. (UNC Charlotte), Art Gallejy Director 

Chris VanRooyen, Instrumentation Specialist for Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and 
Psychology 

Vanessa Victor, A.S. (Fisher College), Department Assistant for Anthropology, Mathematics, and 
Philosophy 
CharlesGawinWeher, Lab Technician for Art Departinent 

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 

Scott Denham, B A. (Chicago), MA., Ph.D. (Harvard), Director and Professor of German 
Vickie Heitman, B.A. (Wake Forest), Departinmt Assistant 

Dean Rusk International Studies Program 

Christopher Alexander, B.S. (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga), M.S., Ph.D. {Duke), McGee Director 
and Associate Professor of Political Science 
Cristy Atkinson, Program Coordinator for International Studies 
Ann Brindisi, B.A. (University of Redlands), Stiidy Abroad Counselor 
Valerie Chicora, Staff Assistant for Study Abroad 
Larissa A. Hohe, Fellow for Intertrntional Studies 

Carolyn M. Ortmayer, B.S. (University of California, Los Angeles), M.A. (Denver), Study Abroad 
Coordinator 

Carol Sandke, A.A. (Edison C.C), Staff Assistant for Stiidy Abroad and International Student Offices 
Anna Marie Siegel, B.A. (George Mason), M.A. (Bowling Green), International Student Advisor 

Grants and Contracts 

Mary W. Muchane, B.S. (Nairobi), M.S. (University of Sheffield), Ph.D. (Duke), Director 
LuAnne G. Sledge, B.S. (UNC Charlotte), Grants Accountant 
Beverly Winecoff, Grants Assistant 

July Experience 

Evelyn C. Gerdes, B.S., M.Ed. (East Carolina), Director and Lecturer in Education 
Pat McCue, Program Assistant 

Library 

Gillian S. Gremmels, B.A. (Wartburg), M.L.S. (Maryland), Vie Leland M. Park Director of tJie Davidson 
College Library 

A. Jan Blodgett, B.S. (Texas Tech), M.L.S. (Texas Woman's University), M.A. (West Texas State), 
M.R.E. (Loyola University New Orleans), Ph.D. (Maryland), College Archivist and College Records 
Management Coordinator 

Susanna D. Boylston, B.A. (Sweet Briar), M.Litt. (Oxford), M.S.L.S. (Catholic University), Head of 
Library Instruction and Collection Developnmit 
Sharon H. Byrd, A.B. (Pfeiffer), M.S.L.S. (UNC Chapel Hill), Head of Public Services 



Administrative Staff — 261 



Jean C. Coates, B.A. (King), M.L.S. (UNC Greensboro), Assistant Head of Public Services for Circulation 

and Interlibrary Loan 

Sara B. Enders, Senior Library Assistant /Government Information 

Michael D. Forney, Building Service Worker 

Joseph Gutekanst, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator 

Katy Hoffler, B.A. (University of Maryland, College Park), Music Library Manager 

Tainmylvms,B.A. (Davidson), Assistant to College Archivist/Davidson Felloiv 

Patricia J. Johnson, B.S. (Georgia Southern), Senior Library Assistant/Acquisitions 

Susan M. Kerr, B.A., M.S.L.S. (UNC Chapel Hill), Technical Services Manager 

June B. Quick, Senior Library Assistant/Business Office 

Sanford Jackson Radcliffe, B.S. (Appalachian State), Senior Library Assistant/Night Circulation 

Supervisor 

Kim E. Sanderson, B.A. (Florida International), M.S.L.S. (UNC Chapel Hill), Head of Technical Services 

and Head of Cataloging; Special Collections Coordinator 

Denise B. Sherrill, B.S. (Western Carolina), Library Business Manager 

Kelly Sink, B.S., M.L.S. (UNC Greensboro), Assistant Head Technical Services/Head of Acquisitions & 

Serials ■ 

Alice G. Sloop, B.A. (Berea), Senior Library Assistant/Acquisitions 

Lisa E. Smith, B.S. (Bowling Green State University), M.A. (Case Western Reserve Uruversity), Staff 

Assistant to Director 

LmdaY.Snyder,SeniorLibrary Assistant/ Public Services 

Sara G. Swanson, B.A. (College of the Holy Cross), M.A. (University of Chicago), M.L.l.S. (University 

of Pittsburgh), Information Literacy Librarian 

Mii\ieC.Wa\bf,Seriior Library Assistant/Serials 

AlTonya Washington, B.A. (Wmston-Saiem State), Senior Library Assistant/Acquisitions '.. 

Denise Torrence, Building Service Worker 

Military Studies 

EdwardB. Johnson,B.S.(EastCarolina),M.S.l.(AmericanMilitaryUniversity),L!ewfenanf Co/one/, LZ.S.Anni/ 
Thomas D. Pangbom, B.S. (Ohio State), Captain, U.S. Army 

Office of Teacher Education 

Richard R. Gay, B.A., M.A. (University of Richmond), Ph.D. (UNC Greensboro), Director and Associate 
Professor of Education 
Elaine B. Houser, Departijient Assistant 

Registrar 

Hansford M. Epes, A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill), Registrar and Professor of German and 
Humanities 

Debra D. Brannon, Staff Assistant 
Nancy Y. Dickens, Staff Assistant 
Lori C. Hayes, B.A. (UNC Charlotte), Staff Assistant 
Marcia S. Stoutjesdyk, B.B.A. pavenport). Assistant Registrar 

ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID 

Christopher J. Gruber, B.A., M.B.A. (University of Richmond), Vice President and Dean of Admission and 
Financial Aid 
Susie Abemethy, College Visit/College Fair Coordinator 



262 — Administrative Staff 



Marilyn C. Ainslie, B.A. (UNC Qiapel Hill), Application Processing Manager 

Castella Alexander, Application Processing Coordinator 

Cerick Austin, BA. (Northwood University), Senior Admission Counselor 

Sydney Barton, B.S. (Utah State University), Merit Scholarship Assistant 

Janis Beam, B.S. (East Carolina), Application Processor 

Diane Brown, Financial Aid Advisor 

Kortni R. Campbell, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Senior Admission Counselor 

Alan Chester, A.A.S. (Aims C.C), B.M., M.M. (Appalachian State), hiformation Tedinology Coordinator 

Jenny Clarke, B.S. (Virginia Tech), Application Processing Manager 

Linda Erickson, B.F.A. (SUNY Empire State), Smior Financial Aid Counselor 

Wendy Faucette, Admission Switchboard Operator 

Sarbeth J. Fleming, B.A. (Winston-Salem State University), M.A. (Ohio State University), J.D. (Ohio 

State University Moritz College of Law), Assistant Dean 

David R. Gelinas, B.A. (Westfield State), M.A. (Western Michigan University), Director of Financial 

Aid 

Steven Gentile, B.A. (Davidson), Asszstoif Dean 

Steve Hairston, B.A. (Hope), Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 

Deborah B. Hogg, A.A. (St. Petersbm-g), Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 

Lynda D. Keller, B.A. (UNC Charlotte), Senior Adviission Assistant 

David W. Kraus, B.A., M.S.T.E. (University of New Hampshire), Director of Admission 

John Leach, B.A. (Davidson), M.Th. (Vanderbilt), Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial 

Aid 

Gardner Roller Ligo, B.A. (Mary Baldwin), M.Ed. (University of Virginia), Director of Merit 

Programs 

David Mabe, B.A. (Davidson), Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 

Jaimie Matthews, B.A. (Davidson), Admission Counselor 

Irma Navarro, B.A. (Davidson), Admission Counselor 

Eleanor W. Payne, B.A. (Salem), Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 

Ellen Sizemore, A.A. (Elon), Receptionist 

Rebecca Speiser, B.A. (Davidson), Admission Counselor 

Cathy Spencer, Executive Assistant to the Dean 

Chad A. Spencer, B.A., M.B.A. (Lenoir-Rhyne), Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 

Elizabeth White, Application Processor 

Andrew Wilson, B.A. (Davidson), Admission Counselor 



ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

James E. Murphy III, A.B. pavidson), M.S. (Georgia Tech), C.P.A., Director 

Gary C. Andrew, A.B. (Michigan), M.S. (Pennsylvania State), Head Men's Cross Country, Track & Field 

Coach 

Scott M. Applegate, B.S. (East Carolina), M.A. (Miami), Associate Athletic Director, Director of 

Facilities 

Greg Ashton, B.S. (University of San Antonio, Texas), Head Womm's Soccer Coach 

Brian Barmes, B.S., M.A. (Appalachian), Ecjuipment Room Manager 

Drew Barrett, B.S. (University of Illinois, Chicago), Head Men's Teimis Coach 

Ray Beltz, B.S. (East Stroudsburg), Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Toby BickneU, B.S. (Wingate), M.A. (UNC-Pembroke), Assistant Baseball Coach 

Lauren Biggers, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Sports Information Assistant 



Administrative Staff — 263 



Raymond Brewer, A.A. (Brevard), B.S. (Appalachian), Assistant Womm's Track Coach 

Ken Butler, B.S. (Mt. Olive), M.S. (East Carolina), Assistant Women's Basketball Coach 

Morgan Clark, B.S. (UNC Chapel Hill), Athletic Marketing and Promotions Assistant 

Meade Clendanial, B.S. (West Chester State University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Football Coach 

Richard J. Cooke, B.S., M.S. (University of Richmond), Head Baseball Coach, Senior Men's Administator 

Tim Cowie, B.S. (Roberts Wesleyan College), Head Volleyball Coach 

Brenda Daugherty, B.S. (Gardner- Webb), Physical Education Assistant 

Will DuBose, Assistant Equipment Manager 

Janah Fletcher, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.S. (UNC Greensboro), Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Kristen Foss, B.S. (Johnson & Wales), MaVs Football Administrative Assistant 

Jim Fox, B.A. (Geneseo State), Assistant Men's Basketball Coach 

Marc Gignac, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.S. (Canisius), Sports Information Director 

TenyCs\M.and,]Nomeri'sBasketball Administrative Assistant 

Andrew Groslimond, B.A. (Rollins), Assistant Women's Tennis Coach v " ' 

Matt Harris, B.A. (Appalachian), Sports Information Assistant 

Brett P. Hayford, B.A. (Davidson), Assistant Football Coach 

Elizabeth S. Hayford, B.S. (Wingate), Head Athletic Trainer 

Ryan Heasley, B.A. (Bethany), Assistant Football Coach 

Sandor Helfgott, B.A. (Hunter), M.Ed. (University of Georgia), Director of Physical Education 

Jamie Hendricks, B.S. (Western Carolina), Ticket Office Manager 

Aaron Hintz, B.A. (Western Illinois), Mm and Women's Diving Coach 

Amanda Hughes, B.A. (Duke), Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach 

Meghan Hughes, B.S. (College of Charleston), M.S. (Seton Hall), Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Terrell Ivory, B.A. (Davidson), Director of Basketball Operations 

Sarah Jenest, B.S. (N.C State), Administrative Assistant 

Benjamin Johnson, B.A. (Birmingham-Southern), Assistant Men 's Tennis Coach 

Leah Parrish Jones, B.S., M.S. (Eastern Kentucky), Athletic Business Manager 

Leland T. Jones, Jr., B.S. (Mt. OUve), Assistant Director of Physical EducaHon/Recreatimi Aquatics Director 

Jeffrey Koontz, B.S. (Winthrop), Assistant Equipment Manager 

Sean Lennox, B.S. (Davidson), Assistant Ticket Manager 

Erin Lycan, B.A. (University of Virginia), Assistant Women's Soccor Coach 

Megan MacLeod, B.S., M.S. (University of Illinois), Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions 

Martin McCann, A.B. (Davidson), Director of Marketing and Event Management 

Gavin McFarltn, B.S. (Ashland), M.A. (University of Pacific), Sports Information Assistant 

Matt McKillop, B.A. (Davidson), Assistant Men's Basketball Coach 

Robert H. McKillop, B.A. (Hofstra), Head Men's Basketball Coach 

Katy McNay, B.S., B.A. (Appalachian State), M.E. (University of Georgia), Assistant Athletic Director, 

Senior Woman Administrator 

Susan Mercer, Men's Basketball Administrative Assistant 

Guy Merritt 111, B.A. (UNC Charlotte), Head Football Coach 

Jessica Miller, B.S. (Old Dominion), Assistant Men 's and Womm 's Swimming Coach 

Kelly Morrone, B.S. (University of South Carolina), Assistant Womm's Basketball Coach 

Marlena Murphy, B.S. (Campbell), Assistant Womm's Basketball Coach 

Robert Patnesky, B.A. (West Virginia), M.S. (Ohio University), Head Wrestling Coach 

Derek Parrish, B.S. (Ball State), Manager ofhrtramural and Club Sports 

Amish Patel, B.A. (Michigan State), Assistant Football Coach 

Caroline Price, B.S. (Furman), Head Womm's Tmnis Coach 

Joe Privitere, B.S. (Binghamton), M.S. (Citadel), Assistant Wrestling Coach 



264 — Administrative Staff 



Tim Ridley, B.S. (Springfield), M. Ed. (University of Maine), Assistant Strength Coach 

Matt Salerno, B.S. (William & Mary), Assistant Men and Women's Swimming Coach 

Jeanette Scire, Oieerleading Coach 

Allen Stmms, B.A. (University of Southern California), Assistant Men's Track Coach 

Matt Spear, B.A. (Davidson), Head Men's Soccer Coach 

Jennifer Straub, B.A. (Wake Forest), Head Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach 

Timothy M. Straub, B.A. (Wake Forest), Head Golf Coach 

Allen Sutton, B.S. (N.C. State), Intramural and Club Sports Assistant - 

Ginny Sutton, B.A. (William & Mary), Head Field Hockey Coach 

Craig Swieton, B.S. (Springfield College), Head Strength Coach 

Becky VanZee, B.A. (WiUiam & Mary), Assistant Women's Field Hockey Coach 

Gerry Waddle, B.S. (Appalachian), Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Annette Watts, B.S., M. Ed. (East Tennessee State), Head Women's Basketball Coach 

Kimberly Wayne, B.S. (Syracuse), M.S. (James Madison), Head Women's Lacrosse Coach 

J. Brian Wheeler, B.S., M.S. (Florida State), Assistant Athletic Trainer 

John Young, B.A. (WUHarns), Head Mat's flnrf Women's Szyimmfn^ Coflc/i 

Michael Zandler, B.S. (Bridgewater), M.Ed. (Virginia Tech), Assistant Baseball Coach 

Vacant, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach 

Vacant, Assistant Football Coach 

Vacant, Assistant Mai's Soccer Coach 

Vacant, Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach ■ . 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE 

Karen L. Goldstein, B.A. (Tufts), M.B. A (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (University 
of Pennsylvania), Vice President for Business and Finance 
Tammy Benshoof, A.A.S. (Eastern Wyoming), C.P.S., Administrative Coordinator 

Auxiliary Services 

Richard Terry, A.B. (Davidson), M.A.T. (UNC Chapel HiU), M.B. A. (Queens University-McColl School), 
Director 

John E. Bamhart, B.S. (West Virginia), Laundry Manager 
Jeff Boger, B.S. (Appalachian State), Bookstore Textbook Specialist 
Lisa Brown, B.S., M.T. (Hampton University), Catering Administrative Assistant 
Winston E. Bryan, B.A. (University of West Indies), M.M. (Cambridge College), Production Assistant 
Laundry 

GayGayle M. Daily, CatCard Services Assistant 
Cathy DeLuke, Catering Manager 

Bonnie Dunavent, B.A. (Michigan State), Associate Director of Purchasing and Production 
Glenda T. Erwin, Bookstore Systems Manager '^ ' ,. 

Ken Foil, Assistant Catering Manager 

Ruth French, A.A. (Oldenburgische Industrie HandeUcammer), CatCard Services Manager 
Gwendolyn S. Gardner, B.S. (University of Phoenix), Bookstore Manager 
Michael Henshaw, Union Cafe Manager 

Jennifer Knox, B.F.A. (Savannah College of Art and Design), M.A. (Christie's Education), Summer 
Conference Coordinator 

JuUe M. Knox, Bookstore Operations Manager 

Theresa C. Logan, B.S. (College Misericordia), M.S., R.D., L.D.N. (Virginia Tech), Dietitian 
RoseMarie London, Bookstore Textbook Manager 
Cissi Lyles, A.B. (Davidson), Guest Sennces Manager 



Administrative Staff — 265 



Craig Mombert, A.A. (Culinary Institute of America), AA. (Alfred State), Executive Chef 
Dee Phillips, B.S. (Winthrop), Director of Dining Services 
Ed Rutkowski, B.G.S. (Kent State), Associate Director of Cash Operations 
Charlotte Sappenfield, B A. (Sacred Heart), Assodafe Director o/Cafenng 
y\ichaQ\Srmih., Catering and Production Qief . ' 

Megan HoUenbeck, Dining Services Administrative Assistant . 

SueToumazou, Bookstore Cashier/Operations Assistant . •/ 

Derdse A. YJHson, Laundry Assistant Manager 

Business Services 

Edward A. Kania, B.S. (St. Joseph's), C.P.A., Controller and Director of Business Services 
Deborah W. Bamette, A.A. (Mitchell C.C), B.S. (Gardner- Webb), C.C.M., Manager of Cash 
Management and Payroll 
'Nancy W. Barrier, Business Services Assistant 

Jane'N.Biggers,taf[,C.M.M., Central Services Manager and Postmaster ' <■ 

Sharon P. Broome, Central Services Assistant 
Elizabeth S. Christenbury, B. A. (Meredith), Z)z>ector o/Pz/rc/2a5'z>2g 
Sandra English, Central Services Assistant 

Lynn Fesperman, Mail Courier ; 

Susan B. Fuller, B.S. (Virginia Tech), C.P.A., y4.y.y/5to«/ Co/7/ro//er 
Lori B. Gaston, B.S. (Appalachian State), C.P.A., Associate Controller ■ 

DormaM.Hamm, Accounts Receivable Associate 

Carrie Heyl, B.B.A. (University of Georgia), M.P.A. (East Carolina), Assistant 
Latoya Jackson, Accounts Payable Associate 
Laura Leadbeter, B. A. (Bethany University), Pavra//^55oc/ate 
Jackie Pitzer, Postal Window Clerk 

Edna G. Rimmer, A.A. (Lenoir-Rhyne), Cashier , , 

Allen Sherrill, Mail Services Associate 

Human Resources 

Kim Ball, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.A., Ph.D. (h\diana University), S.P.H.R., Director of Human 
Resources 

Rene Baker, A.S. (Rowan Community College), H.R. Data Coordmator , 

Diann S. Cavtn, H.R. Assistant 
Ellen Fiori, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Associate Director 
Michelle GrusUn, B.S. (Appalachian State), P.H.R., Assistant Director, Recruiting 
Lynn Hennighausen, B.A. (Loras College), M.S. (University of Wisconsin Madison), Wellness 
Coordinator 

Pam D. Tesh, Assistant Director, Benefits 
Ann Todd, B.A. (Davidson), J.D. (University of Nebraska), Manager, Learning and Development 

Information Technology Services 

Mur Muchane, B.A. (Warren Wilson), M.S. (Tennessee), Executive Director of Information Technology 
Sennces 

Debbie L. Alford, Desktop Technology Support Coordinator 
Brent Babb, A.A.S. (ECPl), Project Manger 
Nancy A. Bandy, B.S. (Purdue), Systems Programmer/Analyst 
Michael Barth, B.S. (UNC Charlotte), Desktop Technology Support Coordinator 
Jaimie M. Beatty, B.S. (Lenoir-Rhjoie), Web Systems Programmer/Database Administrator 



266 — Administrative Staff 



Paul Brantley, B.S. (ComeU), M.B.A. (Boston University), Instnictional Technologist Science and Math 

Jeff Bowman, Netioork Technician 

Jason Brewer, B.M. (Miami), M.A. (Radford), Audio Designer/Instructional Technologist 

Selah Bunzey, A A.S. (Central Piedmont C.C.), Programmer 

Kevin D. Cauble, BA. (UNC Charlotte), Programmer/Analyst 

Abigail Creasy, B A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Systems Programmer 

Sandy Crittenden, A A.S. (Youngstown Technological University), Help Desk Analyst 

Connie M. Bellinger, A. A.S. (Mitchell C.C), Technology Services Assistant 

Nikol Dishman, B.A. (Lee University), Help Desk Analyst 

Patricia Dubiski, B.A. (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), Web Programmer/Business Analyst 

Donna Enroth, Op>erations Assistant 

Kristen Eshleman, B.A. (UNC Chapel HiU), M.S. (London School of Economics), Director of Instnicticnal 

Tedtnologist 

Shauna'h Fuegen, B.A. (Yale University), M.Ed. (Niagara University), Shideiit Computing Coordinator 

Michael D. Greco, B.A. (Lenior-Rhyne), Computer Support Analyst 

Mary Jones, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Director of Business Operations 

Kyosung Koo, B.S. (Samchok National), M.A. (Murray State), Ph.D. (University of Iowa), Instnictional 

Technologist 

Robert H. Lee, B.S. (Davidson), Coordinator, Netioork Services 

David J.Link, B.S. (Lenoir-Rhyne), Systems Programmer/Analyst 

Brian J. Little, B.A. (North CaroHna State), Computer Support Analyst 

Lydia B. Lorenzin, Director, Client Support Seivices 

Chase Lovellette, B.A. (Davidson), Assistant Instructional Technologist 

Kimberly McGee, B.B.A. (University of Texas-San Antonio), M.P.A. (UNC Charlotte), Systems 

Programmer/Analyst 

Robert McSwain, B.S. (Appalachian State), Videographer 

Julie A. Memrick, B.A. (Russell Sage), Help Desk Analyst 

Anne H. Pender, B.A. (Wesleyan), Windows Computer Analyst- Shtdent Systans 

Don Piercy, Telecommunications Analyst 

John W. Robbtns, Jr., B.A. (Davidson), Senior Systems Analyst 

Rob Smith, B.A. (University of South Carolina), Director of Systems and Netioorks 

Diane P. Stirling, Classroom Technology Specialist 

David P. Wright, B.S., M.S. (UNC Charlotte), Programmer 

Investments 

Raymond A. Jacobson, CFA, B.A. (Rutgers), M.S. (Clemson), M.B.A. (Duke), Chief Investment Officer 
R. Nathan Mease, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.S. (Boston University), bivestment Analyst 

Physical Plant 

David Holthouser, B.S. (North Carolina State), Director of Facilities and Engineering 
Kevin Anderson, Supennsor for Meclumical Maintenance 
Jerry Archer, Director for Operations and Maintenance 

Irvin Brawley, Jr., B.S. (North Carolina State), Director of Grounds and Property Managonent 
John Christian, B.S. (Appalachian State), Project Coordinator 
Gloria Cole, Superintendent of Building Services 

Kathy Eaton, B.S. (Merrimack College), Physical Plant Accounting Manager 
Tony Freeze, Warehouse Coordinator 
Terry Gantt, Senior Accounts Payable Staff Assistant 
Christine Healey, B.S. (UNC Charlotte), Environmental Health and Safety Specialist 



Administrative Staff — 267 



Charles Jolly, Assistant Director of Grounds 

Rick Leichman, A.A.S. (Rowan-Cabarrus C.C), CADD and Facilities Data Coordinator 

Jill Lowe, BA. (UNC Charlotte), Staff Assistant 

Hazel Martin, Superintendent of Building Services 

Sylvia W. McDaniel, Manager of College Housing and Relocation 

Rhonda Moore, Assistant to the Director 

Lisa Moose, Maintenance Technician 

Scott Overcash, B.S. (North Carolina State), Central Store Coordinator 

Mack V. Puckett, Supervisor of Electrical Maintenance 

Beth Sherrill, Supervisor of Building Services ■ " " 

Ronnie Shirley, Project Engineer 

Michael Tabor, AA.F. (Conestoga College of Applied Arts & Technology), Paint Foreman 

Leslie Urban, BA. (Davidson), MA. (Ohio State), Director of Facilities Business 

Vacant, Paint Foreman 

Sam Westmoreland, Supervisor of Building Maintenance 

Henry Withers, Supervisor of Building Services 

Barbara Benson Zaionz, BA. (Salem), Director of Building Services 

COLLEGE RELATIONS 

Eileen Keeley, A.B. (Davidson), Vice President for College Relations 
Ellen Henshaw, B.S. (Davidson), Business Analyst and Database Manager 
David M. McCHntock, A.B. (Davidson), Director of Principal Gifts 
Deb Rutkowski, B.A. (Kent State), Executive Assistant 

Alumni Relations 

Peter J. Wagner, A.B. (Davidson), Director 
Hope Childress, Staff Assistant 
Lizz Clegg, A.B. (Davidson), Reunion Coordinator 
Eleanor Cross, A.B. (Davidson), Associate Director 
Linda Kunkle, Staff Assistant 

Jennifer Mattocks, A.B. (Messiah College), Staff Assistant 
Ginny Rucinski, Staff Assistant 

College Communications 

Stacey Schmeidel, B.A. (University of Southern California), Director 
Rachel Andoga, A.B. (Davidson), Media Relations Fellaiu 
Gayle McManigle Fishel, B.A. (Elon), Director of Design 
William R. Giduz, A.B. (Davidson), M.S. (Columbia), Director of Media Relations 
Paige Herman, B.A. (Virginia Commonwealth), Weh Editor 

Margaret Boykin Kimmel, A.B. (Davidson), Smior Creative Associate and College Editor 
Winnie E. H. Newton, B.C.A. (UNC Charlotte), Assistant Director of Design 
Anna Prushinski, B.C.A. (UNC Charlotte), Publications Assistant/Office Manager 
Angenette Rice-Figueroa, B.S. (West Virginia University), Associate Director for Publications 
John Stennis Syme, A.B. (Davidson), Senior Writer 

Development 

Elizabeth O. Kiser, B.A. (St. Mary's College), Director 
Maria Aldrich, A.B. (Davidson), Director, Annual Fund 
Kathy Barton, A.A. (Central Piedmont C.C), Staff Assistant, Development 



268 — Administrative Staff 



Natalie Bombard, A.B. (Davidson), Associate Director, Annual Fund 

Qiarlie Collins, B.S. (Stevens Institute of Technology), Prospect ResearcJier, Development 

Susan J. Cooke, B.A. (Wake Forest), MP A. (Virginia Commonwealth), Director of Research, Development 

C. Gayle Craig, B A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Staff Assistant, Parent Programs 

David J. Fagg, B.S. (Davidson), M.A. (Boston University), Associate Director, Davidson Athletic 

Foundation 

James M. Gibert HI, A.B. (Davidson), J.D. (Emory), Director, Planned Giving 

J. George Guise, A.B. (Davidson), J.D. (Vanderbilt), Major Gifts Officer 

Matthew M. Hanson, A.B. (Davidson), Major Gifts Officer 

James Hogan, B.S. (Western Carolina), Gifts Officer, Annual Fund 

Parker W. Ingalls, B.A., M.B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Major Gifts Officer 

Linda Johnson, B.S. (Indiana University, Pennsylvania), Staff Assistant, Annual Fund 

Kristin G. Kelly, A.B. (Davidson), M.A. (Middlebury College), Major Gifts Officer 

Harriet O. Kessler, B.A. (Texas), Assistant Director, Parent Programs 

KeUy H. Knetsche, A.B. (Davidson), Director of Parent Programs 

Sherry N. Malushizky, B.A., M.A. (UNC Charlotte), Director, Friends of tlw Arts and Artist Residency 

Programs 

Karen R. Martin, B.A. (West Chester), M.S. (Syracuse), Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 

Matthew B. Merrell, A.B. (Davidson), J.D. (UNC Chapel Hill), Director, Major Gifts 

Anna Mitchell, A.B. (Davidson), Assistant to tlie Director of Davidson Athletic Foundation 

Louise H. Mohamed, Staff Assistant, Major Gifts 

Dawn Nelson, Staff Assistant, Annual Fund 

Annie Porges, A.B. (Davidson), Director, Davidson Athletic Foundation - 

Kelley Cherry Sink, B.A. (UNC Chapel HiU), Associate Director, Development 

Madeline Stough, A.B. (Davidson), Annual Fund Fellow 

Valerie A. TartagUa, Staff Assistant, Development 

Vacant, Staff Assistant Davidson Athletic Foundation 

Donor Relations 

Denise Hart Howard, Director 
Mary Mack Benson, Gift Records Coordinator 

Shelly Clayton, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Assistant Director, Administration 
Virginia K. Dowdy, Staff Assistant 

Joan A. Franz, A.A. (Eastleigh Tech.), Gift Records Coordinator 
Amy Sledge Johnson, B.F.A. (UNC Charlotte), Assistant Director, Special Events 
Karen Locey, Staff Assistant 

WDAV Classical 89.9 Radio 

Ben Roe, B.A. (Middlebury), General Manager 
Joe Brant, B.S. (Michigan State), Ojjerations Manager, Host/Producer 
Susan Chiarelly, Membership and Traffic Assistant 
Kim Cline, B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), Assistant General Manager 
Sarah Demarest, B.S. (Western Carolina), Corporate Support Representative 
Francis Dominguez, M.A., M.F.A. (New Orleans), Program Director 
Jennifer Foster, A.B. pavidson), Host/Producer 

Peter Kirchoff, A.A. (Suffock Community College), Assistant Director of Development for Corporate 
Support 

Mike McKay, B.A., M.Ed. (UNC Charlotte), Hosf/Producer 
Linda Ray, Executive Assistant and Receptionist 



Administrative Staff— 269 



Rachel Stewart, A.B. (Davidson), Director of New Media 

Kristen Tuttle, B.A. (Notre Dame), Associate Director of Development for Marketing and Traffic 

Theodore Weiner, Music Director 

Vacant, Director of Development and Corporate Support 

STUDENT LIFE 

Thomas C. Shandley, BA. (Simpson), MA. (Bowling Green), Ph.D. (Minnesota), Vice President for 
Student Life/Dean of Students 
Denise Allen, Executive Assistant 

Ernest Jeffries, B.M., M.Ed. (University of South Carolina), M. Div. (Hood Theological Seminary), 
Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Minority Student Affairs 
Kathy Bray, A.B. (Davidson), Associate Dean of Students 
Diana Miller, B.S. (North Carolina State), Staff Assistant •■■ . 

Chidsey Leadership Development 

Julia Jones, B.A. (Carleton), M.B.A. (Stanford), D/rector ' '"■ 

Marie Reedy, B.A. (funiata College), Program Coordmfltor . - 

Career Services 

John E. Adams, B.A. (Wofford), M.A. (Chicago Theological Seminary), Director 

Rita A. Baker, B.A. (North Carolina State), M.Ed. (UNC Charlotte), Assistant Director 

Brenda Harvey, Coordinator of Recruiting Activities 

Julie Lucas, Office Manager/Receptionist 

Betsy J. Mclntyre, Careers Library 

Elizabeth K. Westley, B.A. (James Madison), M.A. (Bowling Green), M.P.S. (Loyola- New Orleans), 

Associate Director 

College Chaplain 

Robert Spach, A.B. (Davidson), M.A. (Virginia), M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary), D.Min. 
(Columbia Theological Seminary), Omplain 
Linda Gurley, Staff Assistant 
Sandy Poole, Staff Assistant 

Karen Soos, B.A. (Virginia Tech), M.Div. (Catholic Theological Union), Adjunct Catholic Chaplain 
Michael Shields, B.A. (University of Albany), M.R.E., M.A.H.L. (Hebrew Union College - Jewish 
Institute of Religion), Adjunct Jewish Chaplain 

College Union 

William H. Brown, B.A. (Davidson), M.C.E. (Presbyterian School of Christian Education), Director 
Ryan Clark, Assistant Technical Director 
Lynda C Daniels, Master Calendar Coordinator 
Ed Daugherty, B.S. (Davidson), Director of Davidson Outdoors 
Bridget Ely, Staff Assistant 

Mike Goode, B.S. (Davidson), M.Ed. (Oregon State), Assistant Director of Davidson Outdoors 
Bianca Guinn, B.A. (Davidson), Ticket Office Manager 
Brandon Kincaid, Stage Technician 

Ashley Mamele, B.A. (Wofford), M.Ed. (Vanderbilt), Program Adviser 
Alex Miller, Senior Stage Technician 
James L. Nash, B.A. (Miami University-Ohio), Technical Director 



270 — Administrative Staff 



Gina Nossel, Staff Assistant 

Scott Sherrill, B.A. (Davidson), Evening Operations Manager 

Jason Shrank, B.S., M.A. (Virginia Tech.), Assistant Director for Programs 

Tim Stroud, BA. (Furman), M.PA. (University of Missouri, Kansas City), Assistant Director for 

Operations 

Community Service 

Stacey Riemer, B.S. (St. John Fisher), M.S. (University of Rochester), Ph.D. (Syracuse University), 
Assistant Dean for Community Service 

Kristen Booher, B.A., M.A. (Boston College), Director of Bonner Scholars 

Ashley Butler, B.A. (Eastern University), M.A. (Wake Forest University), Director of Freedom ScJwols 
Linda Gurley, Staff Assistant 

Emily Moser, B.A. (Davidson), FelMvfor Community Service 
Sandy Poole, Staff Assistant 

Public Safety and Police / 

Fountain Walker, B.S. (Gardner Webb University), Director 
Douglas Agan, Patrol Officer 
Forrest Combs, Patrol Officer 
Jeffrey Heinz, Patrol Officer 

Ronnie Hersey, A.A.S. (Gaston Community College), Assistant Director 
Stacey H. Hill, Administrative Assistant 
ThnG. Ramsey, Sergeant 

Angela Thompson, B.S. (UNC Charlotte), Patrol Officer 
Laura Vanzant, Sergeant 

Residence Life 

Patricia A. Perillo, B.A., M.Ed. (University of Delaware), Ph.D. (University of Maryland, College Park), 
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life 

Sabrina Brown, B.A. (Elizabeth City State University), M.A. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), 
Area Coordinator/Diversity Program Adviser 

Drew Chin, B.S. (Quinnipiac University), M.S. (The University of Rhode Island), Patterson Court Advisor 
Donny Edwards, B.S. (Southwestern University), M.S. (Texas A&M), Associate Director of Residence Life 
Debra U. Harrison, A.A. (Central Piedmont Community College), Coordinator of Housing Operations 
Judy Klein, B.A. (Mundelein), Access Coordinator 

Jennifer Knox, B.F.A. (Savannah College of Art and Design), M.A. (Christie's Education), Area 
Coordinator, Summer Conferoice Coordinator 

Lamonte Stamps, B A. (Mississippi State), M.A. (Western Kentucky University), Program Area Coordinator 
Vacant, Office Manager 

Student Health and Counseling Center 

Trish Murray, B.S. (Geneva College), M.A. (West Virginia), Ph.D. (University of South Carolina), 
Director ofStiident Health and Counseling 

Laurie Bumgamer, B.S. (Davidson), M.D. (Bowman Gray), Physician 
Lisa CoUard, B.A., M.A. (Marshall University), Counselor/Psychologist/Eating Disorder Specialist 
Donna Coombs, R.N. (Mew Hampshire Technical Institute), Registered Nurse 
Nance Longworth, B.S.W. (East Carolina), M.S.R.C. (UNC Chapel Fiill), Counselor 
Janet Poole, R.N. (Central Piedmont Community College School of Nursing), Head Nurse 



Administrative Staff/Curricular Enrichment — 271 



Sarah Prince-Carleson, B.A. (Wooster), M.D. (Wright State), Physician 

Anne Renfrew, R.N. (North Tees Hospital School of Nursing), Registered Nurse 

Georgia S. Ringle, B.A. (Newcomb), M.P.H. (Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine), 

Health Educator 

Vicki B. Sherrill, R.N. (Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing), Registered Nurse 

W. David Staton, A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill), Counselor 

jermiierYJeher, Counseling Stajf Assistant 

Craig White, B.S. (Davidson), M.D. (Harvard), Chief Physician 

Julie Whittington, B.S. (University of Richmond), M.S. (Wtnthrop), Registered & Licensed Health Service 

Dietitian 

Paula WiLhelm, C.M.A. (Central Piedmont Community College), Medical Staff Assistant 

Vacant, Psychologist/Counselorfor Minority Outreach 



Theological Exploration of Vocation (Program end June 30, 2009) 

Vacant, Director 

Emily Killough, B.A. pavidson), Lilly Prograins Fellow 
Elizabeth Staton, Staff Assistant 



CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT 

In addition to classroom and laboratory instruction, Davidson faculty and students have a 
variety of opportunities to enrich their academic experience. Some of these include support for 
research and internships both on and away from campus. Others include support for special 
projects, visiting speakers, awards, seminars, and instructional materials. 

The endowed funds listed below have been established to enhance the academic curriculum 
in specific ways. 

George L. Abernethy Endoioment — Established by Robert Abernethy, son of this Richardson 
and Dana Professor of Philosophy from 1946-1976, to strengthen the intellectual life of Davidson 
by funding programs and projects related to the areas of Professor Abemethy's principal interests 
and life-long work— philosophy, ethics, politics, economics, public health, world affairs and 
comparative religion. 

Barron Fund — Established by Dr. F. Hutton Barron, Class of 1961, to support meritorious 
faculty projects, providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

Richard R. Bernard Society for Mathematics — Honoring Professor Emeritus Bernard, 
membership in the Bernard Society is extended to mathematics majors. The Bernard Society 
supports the traditional Math Coffees, visiting speakers and other special projects to enhance the 
study and teaching of mathematics. 

Frank Bliss Memorial Photography Fund — For students interested in photography who wish to 
pursue a noncredit project; established by family and friends in memory of Professor Frank Bliss. 

Henry and Daisy Bridges Earth Lecture Series — Established by Henry P. Bridges, Jr., Class of 
1950, to provide perpetual funding for programs and activities which will increase the discourse 
about our planet and inform others of important concerns about its ecology. 

Joel Conarroe Lecture Series — Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor to 
honor Joel Conarroe, Davidson College Class of 1956 and President Emeritus of the John Simon 
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, this lecture series is to enhance the literary experience of 
Davidson students. 



272 — Curricular Enrichment 



Comelson Senior Seminar in Economics — Established by Mr. George H. Comelson IV, Class 
of 1953, to support the Department of Economics through a lecture series and the senior session 
program. 

Embnj-Ghigo-Meeks Memorial Fund — For added cultural opportunities for participants in 
the Davidson at the University of Tours program in France; established in memory of French 
professors J. O. Embry, Francis Ghigo, Class of 1929, and Walter E. Meeks, Jr., who were ardent 
supporters and early faculty directors of the program. 

Ken Kellei/ Program in Historical Studies — Established by alumni, family and friends in memory 
of this member of the Class of 1963, the fund supports Kelley Scholars, the Kelley Lecture Series 
and the Kelley Award, annually presented to the senior history major who best exemplifies the 
personal qualities of Ken Kelley. 

Page and Robert E. Kizer, ]r. Fund — Established by Robert Edward Kizer, Jr., Davidson College 
Class of 1961, and his wife Page, to endow both the position of Kizer Director of Teacher Education 
and the Kizer Internship. 

Hilde Kreutzer Music Endmvment — Established through the estate of Hilde B. Kreutzer to 
support the piano program at Davidson. 

Leonard Community Service Fund — Established by Judy and Paul Leonard, Class of 1962, to 
support student service projects. 

Malcohn Lester Endowment for the Teaching of History — Established through gifts from 
colleagues, alumni, parents and friends in honor of Dr. Lester, Davidson History Department 
Chairman for twenty-five years, this fund provides resources to supplement classroom teaching 
in history. 

Henry Lilly Endowment for the Study of English — This fund memorializing Dr. Lilly, Class 
of 1918, a legendary Davidson English professor, provides resources to supplement classroom 
instruction with a variety of opportunities for advanced study in English. 

Edwin F. Lucas, JrrEndowment — Established by gifts from Blue Bell, Inc., family and friends, 
in honor of this member of the Class of 1942; the fund provides support for speakers and programs 
sponsored by the Pre-Management Committee. 

Samuel D. Maloney Endowment for the Study of Religion and Society — Established by gifts from 
the Thomas Jefferson, Class of 1959, family of Richmond, Virginia, to honor Samuel D. Maloney, 
Class of 1948, James Sprunt Professor Emeritus of Religion, who served on the Davidson College 
faculty from 1954 to 1994; to support both an annual lectureship and student essay prize. 

Miller Endowment — Established by Robert J. Miller, Class of 1984, in memory of his father, 
Richard Miller, this endowment provides full cost scholarships for Davidson's July Experience 
summer program to qualified applicants who may not otherwise consider attending Davidson 
and funding for the Office of Admission and Financial Aid to promote affordability. 

Mimms Bioinformatics Support Fund — Established by Larry T. Mimms, Class of 1976, to 
support Davidson's genomics program through student fellowships, faculty workshops and 
financial assistance to college and high school faculty to attend said workshops. 

Physics Department Endowment — Established by past majors and other friends to provide 
departmental awards and other special initiatives. 

/. Harris Proctor, ]r. Fund for Political Science — Established in honor of Harris Proctor, longtime 
Chair of the Department of Political Science, this fund provides resources to enrich the study of 
political science. 

Charles E. Ratlijf, ]r. Endowment in Economics — Established in honor of Dr. Ratliff, Class of 1947, 
Kenan Professor Emeritus of Economics, this fund provides resources for economics programs that 
reflect his concerns and commitments. Progranrniing includes faculty-student projects in public 
policy, international summer study or research, faculty development and visiting professorships. 



Curricular Enrichment/Book Funds — 273 



Staley Endowment —Established by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Staley in honor of Mr. Staley's 
parents, this fund is used to enhance the spiritual life of the Davidson College community. 

Stapleton/Davidson Urban Seroice Internship — Established by G. Donnell Davidson, Class of 
1939, and his wife Anne Stapleton Davidson, to involve Davidson students in Christian service 
projects related to the betterment of life for persons in the more troubled neighborhoods within 
the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Robert T. Stone Internship Fund — Established in memory of this distinguished alumnus of the 
Class of 1962 to enable one or more students to pursue internships involving the environment and 
other types of community service. 

Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College — Established by Mr. James M. Vann, Class of 
1950, and his wife Lee, the Vann Center brings sustained focus to that which has been central to 
a Davidson education-ethical decision making and integrity of action. The center will allow the 
college to do so in the context of teaching and learning, community outreach, employment, and 
everyday life; and, further, to prompt and foster ethical inquiry and moral reflection on issues and 
situations in the world around us. 

Richard Wardlow Music Fund — Established through gifts from Richard E. Wardlow and the 
Schoenith Foundation to support the programs of the department of music. 



ENDOWED BOOK FUNDS 

The income from 235 funds, established by family and friends of the honorees, is used to purchase books for 
the library each year. All funds are open-ended. The market value of all endowed book funds in the library 
is now more than $7.9 million. 



The Eric Hardy Abberger Fund 

The Nancy Hardy Abberger Fund 

The Susan Dudley Abbott Fund 

The George Lawrence and Helen McLandress 

Abemethy Fund 

The Henry B. Abrahams Ftmd 

The AtweU (1929) and Pauline Hill Alexander 

Fund 

The Jean Elizabeth Alexander (1975) Fund 

The Alumni Association Memorial Fvmd 

The Alumni Travel Fund 

The Alumni Association Wildcat Fund 

The Michael F. Anderson (2002) and Lisa V. 

Landoe (2010) Fund 

The Gwen Greenfield Appleyard Fund 

The Nancy Rodden Amette Fund 

The Jane Jackson Avinger Fund 

The Joseph Abrams Bailey (1883) Fund 

The Carrie Harper Bamhardt Fund 

The Deborah Kinley Bamhardt Fund 

The Dorothy McDougle Bamhardt Fund 

The James H. Bamhardt, Sr. Fund 



The Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Bamhardt Fimd 

The James Knox Batten (1957) Fimd 

The Lucille Hunter Beall Fund 

The Mary Davis Beaty Fund 

The Robert Bernard Bennett, Jr. (1977) Fund 

The Thomas M. Bernhardt (1974) Fund 

The Anna Augusta Sutton Bledsoe Fund 

The Francis Marion Bledsoe, M.D. Fund 

The David B. Bostian, Sr. Fund 

The Boylston Family Fund 

The Kristin Hills Bradberry (1985) Fund 

The Royal L. Branton (1941) Fund 

The William Coleman Branton (1936) Fund 

The Thomas McL. Breeden (1937) Fund 

The Jerrold L. Brooks (1957) Fund 

The Hattie Stephenson Buffaloe Fund 

The Patricia Cashion Burgess Fund 

The Alwin C Bums, Jr. (1942) Fund 

The Richard Clyde, Jr. & Annamarie Booz 

Burts Fund 

The Herman S. Caldwell, Sr. (1933) and Richard 

E. CaldweU (1937) Fund 



274 — Book Funds 



The Herman Spencer Caldwell EI Fund 

The Lillie Haltiwanger Caldwell Fund 

The Preston Banks Carwile (1920) Fund 

The Hugh D. Cashion, Sr. (1933) Fund 

The Carleton Burke Chapman, M.D. (1936) 

Fund 

The Chatham Calhoun Clark (1929) Fund 

The Sidney Cohen Fund 

The Colkitt Family Fund 

The Monna D. Conn Fimd 

The James Robert Covington (1929) Fund 

The Ben T. Craig (1954) Fund 

The Crawford Fund 

The William Patterson Cumming (1921) Fund 

The Gladys Potts Cunningham Fund 

The W. Ray Cunningham (1951) Fund 

The Henry Fitzhugh Dade (1938) Fund 

The Tom Daggy Fund 

The Chalmers Gaston Davidson (1928) Fimd 

The Loyce SherriU Davis Fund 

The Arthur Prim Dickens, Jr. (1968) Fund 

The Charles Alexander Dixon (1918) Fund 

The Charles Dwin Dockery Fund 

The Joseph Turpin Drake (1934) Fund 

The Duke Endowment Fund 

The Darrell & Abbey Dupler Fund 

The Fay Ross DweUe Fund 

The Nathaniel Cabot Earle, Jr. (2001) Fund 

The Edgar Family Fund 

The English Family Fund 

The Ursula Fogebnan Fund 

The Carole Anne Folger, M.D. (1978) Fund 

The Margaret Walker Freel Fund 

The Dirk French Fund 

The Harry L. and Frances Ford Fry Fund 

The Wilbur L. Fugate (1934) Fund 

The John Bryant (1925) and Louise C. Gallent 

Fund 

The Connie Williamson Gamble Fund 

The Joe P. Gates Fund 

The Harry Goodwin and Lois Gaw Fimd 

The Rachel Helen McKenzie Gaynor Fund 

The Francis Ghigo (1929) Fund 

The Robert D. Gilmer (1950) Fund 

The Augustin V. Goldiere Fund 

The Gorham Book Fund 



The Rev. Gregory M. (1960) and Janice T. Grana 

Fund 

The James Thomas Grey (1965) Fimd 

The Arthur Gwynn Griffin Fund 

The F. David Grissett (1972) Fund 

The Lucile S. and James R. Gudger, M.D. (1925) 

Fund 

The William Joseph Haley HI (1980) Fund 

The Lucy Farrow Hall Fund 

The Warner Leander Hall, Sr. Fimd 

The Janie Murray Harris Fund 

The Madge Sadler Hayes Fund 

The James P. Hendrix, Sr. (1925) Fund 

The William Blannie Hight, Jr. Fund 

The James Henry HiU (1854) and James Lolo 

Hill (1884) Fund 

The James WiUiam Howard Fund 

The William Mayhew Hunter, Jr. (1931) Fimd 

The Robert Bruce Jackson, Jr. (1950) Fund 

The General T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson Fund 

The William Howard Jetton (1930) Fund 

The Clifford P. Johnson (1977) Fund 

The Edward P. and Sarah Johnson Fund 

The Frontis Withers Johnston (1930) Fund 

The Jones Family Fund 

The Keiser Family Fund 

The Kendrick K. KeUey m (1963) Fund 

The Lois Anne Kemp Fund 

The Laurance Davies, Jr. (1929) and Mary Fuss 

Kirkland Fund 

The William Alexander (1934) and Helon 

Wilkerson Kirkland Fund 

The Sandor Kiss Fund 

The Peter S. Knox, Jr. (1932) Fund 

The James BeU KuykendaU, Jr. (1927) Fund 

The John Wells KuykendaU (1959) Fund 

The Zac Lacy (1997) Fund 

The Helen Bewley Lamon Fund 

The Emmie Frances Beldsoe Lester Fund 

The Malcolm Lester Fund 

The Malcolm Nicholson Lester Fund 

The Pauline Domingos Lester Fund 

The Collier Cobb Lilly (1989) Fund 

The Grace Green Lilly Fund 

The Henry T. Lilly (1918) Fund 

The Caroline Jane Little (2002) Fund 

The Charles Edward Lloyd Fund 



Book Funds — 275 



The Fay Cox and Zachary F. Long, M.D. Fund 

The Steven H. Lonsdale Fund 

The Gail Yarsley Lowery Fund 

The John S. Lyles (1950) Fund 

The William K. Mahony Fund 

The Samuel Dow Maloney (1948) Fund 

The Robert David Margolis, M.D. (1975) Fund 

The J. Chalmers Marrow (1928) Fimd 

The John Alexander, Jr. (1939) and Lucy Worth 

Mawhinney Fund 

The Charles K. (1949) and Dorothy Jane Moore 

Maxwell Fund 

The Mary Elizabeth Mayhew Fund 

The Harvey Edward McConnell, M.D. (1936) 

Fund 

The Marjorie M. McCutchan Fund 

The William G. McGavock (1930) Fund 

The Mary Wettling McGaw Fund 

The John Alexander McGeachy, Jr. (1934) 

Fund 

The John Lacy McLean, Jr. (1943) Fund 

The Gordon E. McMain Fimd 

The William Melvin Means (1940) Fund 

The F. DeWolfe (1920) and Wilhehninia 

Livingston Miller Fund 

The J. Joseph Miller (1950) Fund 

The George L. Milne Fund 

The Alexander S. "Sandy" Moffett (1937) Fund 

The William Andrew Moffett (1954) Fund 

The William Lauder Morgan (1920) Fund 

The Harvey L. Morrison (1933) Fund 

The Matthew Edward Morrow Fund 

The William Fredrick Mulliss (1933) Fund 

The Myers Park Presbyterian Church Fund 

The Rolfe Neill Fund 

The C. Louise Nelson Fund 

The Randy F. Nelson Fund 

The Samuel William NeweU, Jr. (1939) Fund 

The Samuel William NeweU, Sr. Fund 

The Jane Harris and Jill Morrison Nierenberg 

Fund 

The Mary Winston Crockett Norfleet Fund 

The Richard E. Ofhitt, Jr. D.D.S. (1976) Fund 

The Paddison Cunningham Fund 

The Leland Madison Park (1963) Fund 

The Rebecca Leland & Arthur Harris Park 

Fund 



The Coach Charles W. Parker (1938) Fund 

The Kenneth F. Parks (1973) Fund 

The Ernest F. Patterson, Sr. Fimd 

The William Clayton Patton, M.D. (1958) Fund 

The Robert Rudolph Perz, M.D. (1979) Fund 

The Edward WiUiam Phifer, Jr., M.D (1932) 

Fund 

The Thomas Bryan PhiUips (1980) Fund 

The James Faulkner Pinkney (1927) Fund 

The Fradonia Brown Porter Fund 

The Elizabeth Bradley Purcell Fund 

The James S. Purcell, Jr. Fund 

The Charles Edward Ratliff, Sr. Fund 

The WilUam McClintock Raid, Jr. (1934) Fund 

The William T. Reilly 111 (1980) Fund 

The V. O. Roberson, Jr. Fund 

The Martha Byrd Roberts Fund 

The William Gumming Rose (1907) Fund 

The Helen B. & Norman C. Ross Fund 

The James Henry Rostan (1967) Fund 

The John Peter Rostan III (1966) Fund 

The Robert Colvert Sadler, M.D. (1908) Fund 

The Margaret Salter Fund 

The Joan M. Scandling Fund 

The John D. Scandling Fund 

The Lewis Bevins Schenck (1921) Fund 

The Neal Anderson Scott (1940) Fund 

The Starkey Sharp V (1978) Fund 

The Harry Lee Shaw, Jr. (1926) Fund 

The J. Alexander Shaw, M.D. (1918) Fund 

The Delia Shore Fund 

The James P. Sifford, Jr. (1950) Fund 

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Fund 

The Fredric Homer Smith, Jr. Fund 

The John Raymond Snyder Fund 

The Samuel Reid Spencer, Jr. (1940) Fund 

The Richard A. Stoops (1968) Fund 

The James G. Swisher Fund 

The Melton Hill Tankersley (1959) Fund 

The Parish Carter "Chip" Tate V (1965) Fund 

The Archibald B. Taylor (1911) and Margaret 

Taylor Williams Fund 

The Amelia Paul Thomas Fund 

The Thomas G. Thurston, II, M.D. (1937) Fund 

The Isabelle White Trexler Fund 

The William Waugh Turner (1899) Fund 

The Robert Fredrick (1969) and Ruth Anne 

Maxwell Vagt Fund 

The Mary Jane McGee Vernon Fund 



276 — Book Funds/Honor Societies 



The William Wallace Wade Fund 

The Hallam Walker Ftind 

The Carolyn A. and Wayne M. Watson Fund 

The K. D. Weeks, Sr. (1935) and K. D. Weeks, 

Jr. (1969) Fund 

The Lacy Donnell Wharton, Jr. (1927) Fund 

The L. D. and Lilian Benton Wharton Fund 

The Mary Tilley Wharton Fund 

The Jack Williams, Jr. (1934) Fund 

The Robert C. WiUiams Fund 

The Charles Nelson Williamson, M.D. (1964) 

Fund 



The Rev. Edward Lee Willingham m (1948) 

Ftmd 

The Walter L. (1946) and Carolyn Cooner 

Withers Fimd 

The Jack Womeldorf (1961) Fund 

The Robert Davidson Woodward, Jr. Fund 

The Lauren W. Yoder Fimd 

The John T. Zaharov, Jr. (1970) Fund 

The T. C. Price Zimmermann Fund 

The Anne Kathren Zirkle (1994) Fund 

The Rosemary Levy Zumwalt Fund 



HONOR SOCIETIES 



Phi Beta Kappa — The preeminent honor society in the United States and the oldest of the 
American Greek-letter societies. Phi Beta Kappa recognizes outstanding achievement in the study 
of the liberal arts. The Society was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary and now has 
over 270 chapters at colleges and universities across the country. The Davidson College Chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa received its charter as Gamma of North Carolina from the United Chapters (now 
the Phi Beta Kappa Society) on March 1, 1923. Since then, the local chapter has elected over 2,400 
members. Elections are held in the spring semester and are by ballot of the resident (faculty and 
staff) members of the chapter. In accordance with the constitution of the national Society, students 
elected must have qualifications of "high scholarship, liberal culture, and good character"; election 
is not automatic on the attainment of a certain grade point average. Not more than 12.5 percent of 
a senior class may be elected. 

Omicron Delta Kappa — This national leadership society recognizes eminence in five phases 
of campus life: scholarship; athletics; social and religious activities; publications; and forensics, 
dramatics, music, and other cultural activities. O.D.K. has three purposes: (1) to recognize persons 
who have attained a high standard of efficiency in college and collegiate activities, and to inspire 
others to stiive for conspicuous attainment along similar lines; (2) to bring together the most 
representative men and women in all phases of collegiate life and thus to mold the sentiment of 
the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest; and (3) to bring together members 
of the faculty and student body on a basis of mutual interest and understanding. 

Alpha Epsilon Delta — The Davidson chapter of this national honor premedical fraternity is 
North Carolina Alpha. 

Delta Phi Alpha — A nationally organized honor fraternity that recognizes achievement 
in German. The society seeks to promote greater understanding of German Ufe, culture, and 
language. 

Eta Sigina Phi — An honor society founded at the University of Chicago in order to stimulate 
interest in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and to promote closer 
relationships among students interested in classical study. 

Gamma Sigma Epsilon — A national fraternity recognizing excellence in chemistry. The chapter 
at Davidson, founded in 1919, is the mother chapter. 

Omicron Delta Epsilon — The economics honor society has as its objective the promotion of 
scholarly achievement in economics, fellowship among those in the profession, and imderstanding 
of key economic issues and problems. 



Honor Societies/ Academic and Community Awards — 277 



Omicron Gamma Chapter of the Order of Omega — A national Greek Service and Leadership 
Honor Fraternity for men and women who are outstanding within their own organization. 
Annual initiation to the Order of Omega is open to the top three percent of the Greek population 
on campus. As a member in this organization students are charged with taking an active role in 
campus wide leadership and participation as a group in service activities. 

Phi Beta Delta — An international honor society open to jimiors, seniors, faculty, and staff. 
It recognizes exceptional achievement in international studies or service and promotion of 
international awareness. 

Sigma Pi Sigma — The national Physics Honor Society. Founded in 1921, the chapter at 
Davidson is the mother chapter. 



ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY AWARDS 

Alumni Medal — For the freshman with the highest academic average; given by the Alumni 
Association. 

Vereen Bell Memorial Award — For the student submitting the best piece of creative writing; 
given in memory of author Vereen M. Bell, Class of 1932. 

Sandy Black Memorial Award — For the rising senior pre-medical student judged most 
outstanding in academic record and who gives promise of an outstanding contribution in the field 
of medicine: established by Mrs. Sam Orr Black in memory of her grandson, Sandy Black, Class 
of 1966. 

Pram Boas Award in Anthropology — For the senior anthropology major who best exemplifies 
the qualities of scholarship, intellectual curiosity, and ethical concern for all of humanity 
demonstrated by Franz Boas, the principal founder of modem American anthropology. 

Bremer German Language Award — For excellence in the study of the German language; 
established by C. Christopher Bremer, M.D., Class of 1960. 

Agyies Sentelle Brown Award — For a sophomore, junior, or senior, chosen for outstanding 
promise as indicated by character, personality, and academic ability; established by the late Dr. 
Mark Edgar Sentelle, Davidson Professor and Dean of Students, in memory of his sister. 

William Scott Bryant Memorial Award — Established by family and friends to increase 
imderstanding of our national government by helping outstanding students participate in work 
and study programs in Washington, D.C 

James A. Chapman, Jr. Annual Award — For a promising student interested in a career in 
commerce. Established by the Textile Veterans Association in memory of a 1943 alumnus who 
was a leader in that industry. 

Tom Daggy Biology Award — Established in honor of Professor Daggy, who taught in the 
Department of Biology from 1947 to 1981, this award recognizes outstanding achievement, 
leadership and service, and a love of exploring the secrets of life. 

Davidson Black Alumni Netivork Award — Established by Davidson alunmi for students of 
African American descent who through strength of character and commitment have demonstrated 
distinguished service to college and community. 

Department of the Army Superior Cadet Award — For the outstanding cadet in each year's group 
of Military Studies students based on scholastic excellence and demonstrated leadership ability. 

Alberta Smith DeVane Religion Award — To a senior religion major whose overall excellence 
promises outstanding contributions in ministry, medicine, the study of religion, or other service; 
estabhshed by Mrs. Helen DeVane Carnegie in memory of her mother. 



278 — Academic and Community Awards 



Eumenean Literary Society Award — For a member who best exemplifies the society's motto: 
Pulchrum est colere mentem, "It is beautiful to cultivate the mind." 

Gladstone Memorial Award — For a rising senior with high potential for future service to 
mankind as indicated by leadership, service, and academic record; established by family and 
friends of George L. Gladstone, Jr., Class of 1960. 

Leona M. Goodell Memorial Award — Established by friends and family of this career government 
servant to help students explore careers in government. 

Goodwin-Exxon Award — For a sophomore, a junior, and a senior judged to exemplify the 
highest standards of character, good sportsmanship, and consideration of others; established by 
Henry S. Goodwin, Class of 1930, and his wife Claire L. Goodwin and funded in part by the Exxon 
Education Foundation. 

Greek Prize — Occasional award of books to a student with the greatest ability and promise in 
the study of Greek; presented by the Class of 1922. 

R. Windley Hall Fund — A first-year student writing award which also provides for a visiting 
lecturer on campus; honors the memory of a member of the Class of 1963. 

Rufiis Hallmark Writing Award — Named after the distinguished musicologist Rufus Hallmark, 
Davidson class of 1965, this award recognizes the best essay on a musical topic written in the 
previous year. 

William B. Hight, Jr. Teaching Award — Established by colleagues, alumni, and friends in 
memory of Bill Hight, founder and longtime chair of the Department of Education; for the senior 
who has demonstiated great potential for a successful career in teaching at the secondary level. 

Douglas Hoiichens Studio Art Azoard — For the studio art major in the jixnior class who made 
the most progress during the previous year; honoring the professor who foimded Davidson's Art 
Department in 1953. 

David Halbert Howard, Jr. Chemistn/ Award — For a rising senior studying chemistry who gives 
promise of the largest degree of usefulness in a related field of service; established by the mother 
and sister of David Howard, Class of 1928, who died while a chemistry professor at Davidson in 
1936. 

Lucile and Max Jackson Award in Art History — Established by Charlotte art lovers and friends 
of the college; presented annually to the rising senior who has demonstiated not only ability and 
aptitude, but dedication to the discipline of art history. 

TJie Keiser Prize in English — Established in 2000 by Albert Keiser, Jr., Class of 1966 in honor 
of his father. Professor Albert Keiser, Ph.D.; recognizes superior contiibutions by one Davidson 
student each year to the performance of classical English literature. 

John D. Kelton Award — Presented to the psychology major who develops the best essay in the 
senior capstone course. 

Kendrick Kelley Award in History — Awarded to the senior history major who best exemplifies 
the qualities displayed by Ken Kelley, Class of 1963, distinguished academic performance, self- 
effacing leadership aiid personal integrity. Established by family and friends in memory of Ken 
Kelley. 

Le Prix de Frangais (Tlie French Award) — Established in 1991, the French Award was created 
to honor outstanding achievement in French studies and/ or exceptional contiibutions to the 
Davidson French program by a senior major. 

Henry T. Lilly Award for Excellence in English — Established in 1993 and given in memory of 
Henry T. Lilly, Class of 1918, Professor of English from 1926 -1966. 

Charles E. Lloyd Aioard — For the student submitting the best piece of nonfiction writing; 
established in memory of English professor (1956-80) Charles E. Lloyd. 



Academic and Community Awards — 279 



TJie Samuel D. Maloney Essay Prize — Given in honor of Emeritus Professor Samuel D. Maloney 
by the Thomas Jefferson family, the Maloney Essay Prize recognizes the student essay that best 
exemplifies outstanding work in the field of religion, ethics, and culture. 

William G. McGavock Mathematics Aivard — For the member of the senior class who has 
demonstrated the greatest promise and accomplishment in mathematics while at Davidson; 
honors the memory of W. G. McGavock, Class of 1930, and longtime professor of mathematics. 

Mundo Hispanico (Tlie Spanish Award) — Established by the Spanish Department to recognize 
excellence in the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. 

Phifer Economics Award — For an upperclass student who has made a distinguished record in 
the study of economics; established by Mrs. A.K. Phifer. 

Physics Aivard — Established by alumni and friends to honor outstanding achievement in the 
study of physics. 

W. Kendrick Pritchett Award in Classics — Presented to a senior classics major who exemplifies the 
qualihes displayed by W. Kendrick Pritchett, Class of 1929: distinguished academic performance, 
personal integrity, and love of ancient literature, history, and archaeology. 

Harris Proctor Award — Established through gifts from colleagues to honor Professor Emeritus 
J. Harris Proctor. The award is presented annually to the outstanding senior political science 
major. 

Charles Malone Richards Award — For a rising senior, ordinarily preparing for the ministry, 
who has made the most significant contribution to the religious life of the college community; 
established by family and friends of Dr. Richards, Class of 1892, and Davidson pastor and 
professor. 

Richard Ross Memorial Music Award — This award, recognizing a senior music major, honors 
Richard Ross who, in his lifetime, was an internationally celebrated organ recitalist, a gifted 
teacher, and a dedicated Presbyterian Church musician. 

Dean Rusk Program Award — For the student who has contributed most to international 
studies at Davidson. 

C. Shaio Smith Aivard — Presented annually to a rising junior or senior who has made 
outstanding contributions to the life of the college community through service at the College 
Union; honors C. Shaw Smith, Class of 1939, and College Union Director from 1952-1983. 

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award — Two medallions presented annually, one to a member 
of the senior class and the other to a person outside the student body, recognizing fine spiritual 
qualities practically applied to daily living, usually going to persons who have given unselfish 
service without due recognition; established in 1926 by the New York Southern Society in memory 
of its founder. 

Vxeatre Award — For the senior who has contributed most to further theatre at Davidson 
College during four years on campus. 

Rawley P. Turner Drama Aivard — Presented to the student who, in the opinion of a committee 
made up of faculty and community threatre-goers, has given the best performance in a major 
drama production for the year. 

Porter P. Vinson Chemistry Aivard — For a rising junior, recognizing unusual mastery of the 
field and significant promise for further study; established by family in memory of Porter Paisley 
Vinson, M.D., Class of 1909, Davidson M.A. in Chemishy 1910. 

William D. Vinson Mathematics Award — For a rising junior, recognizing unusual mastery of 
the field and significant promise for further study; established by family in memory of Davidson 
mathematics professor (1883-97) William Daniel Vinson, LL.D. 



280 — Academic and Community Awards/ Athletic Honor Awards 



Wilmer Hay den Welsh Prize in Composition — Awarded for the best original music composition 
by a Davidson student. Established in 2006 in honor of Wilmer Hayden Welsh, Composer and 
Professor of Music from 1963-1991. 

Daniel Blain Woods Award — For the rising senior pre-medical student who best exliibits the 
qualities of a good doctor: wisdom, compassion, the desire to serve, the ability to analyze problems, 
integrity, and academic excellence; established by Dr. James B. Woods, Jr., Class of 1918, and his 
wife in memory of their son. 

James Baker Woods III Memorial Award — For a rising senior military science cadet who has 
displayed outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character, academic achievement, and 
aptitude for military service; established by Dr. James B. Woods, Jr., Class of 1918, and his wife in 
memory of their son. Class of 1962, who gave his life in defense of his country. 

William Gateioood Workman Psychology Award — For the senior judged to have come closest to 
attaining Dr. Workman's extraordinary standards of scholarship, character and service; established 
in honor of this longtime professor of psychology by psychology faculty and alumni. 



ATHLETIC HONOR AWARDS 

Helen DeVane Carnegie Award — Presented to the most outstanding freshman athlete. 

David Parrott Memorial Award — Presented to a student in recognition of contribution, 
outstanding sportsmanship and participation in the intramural athletic program. 

Tommy Peters Memorial Award — Presented to a male athlete with outstanding dedication and 
contribution to intercollegiate athletics. 

Susan K. Roberts Aioard — Presented to a woman athlete best exemplifying the Davidson spirit 
in intercollegiate athletics and campus leadership. 

Tlwmas D. Sparroic Aioard — Presented to a male athlete best exemplifying the Davidson spirit 
in intercollegiate athletics and campus leadership. 

Rebecca E. Stimson Award — Presented to a woman athlete in recognition of outstanding 
dedication and contribution to intercollegiate athletics. 



Class of 2009 — 281 



CLASS OF 2009 - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 



Sena Addo 

Wesley Michael Anderson 
Elizabeth Marie Arellano 
Peter Harvey Bakke 
Mickey Gerard Belcher 
Sarah Margaret Bertram 
Devynn Amanda Birx-Raybuck 
Madison Griffin Boswell 
Halley Lee Brantley 
Elizabeth ScheU Bressler 
Thomas Howell Burke 
Katherine Corrine Busch 
Mark Anton Cebul 
James Middleton Qiang 
Esther Leah Cline 
Catherine Gray Clodfelter 
Kathryn Tucker Cole 
Kevin Andrew Cook 
Aaron James Couch 
James Odziemiec Dickson 
Lauryn Ann Dunham 
Kara Jeanne Earle 
JuUa Lynn Edwards 
Francisco Julian Fiallo 
Honors in Chemistry 
Sarah Barnes Filipski 
Heather Anne Frohman 



Morgan Ashley Gould 
David K. Grayson 
Claudia Kathleen Green 
Kathleen Michelle Greervfield 
MacLean Scott Hall 
Peter Marshall Hansel 
Francis Edward Hickman 

Honors in Biology 
Jillian Lane Higinbothom 
Howard Chih Hao Huang 
Nathaniel Knox Hutchinson 
Rivka Chinyere Diejuika 
Jaclyn Alexis Javerbaum 
Katherine Margaret Johnston 
Anne Joiner 
Daniel James Killian 
Alexander Namhyun Kim 
Moses Kim 

Matthew George Lindale 
Deanna Ritch Lomax 
Jonathon Andrew Maner 
Alexander Joseph Mangone 
Eric Scott Martin 
Gabriel Charles Mayer 
Katherine Eaves McCormick 
Abigail Doiine McKenna 



Stephannie Marie McKinney 

Lara Nicole Moody 

Tiffany Marie Mumby 

Kimberly Anne Murphy 

Emily Simons Murray 

Kristina Lee Muscalino ' ; 

Kittery Lee Neale - . 

Philip Crighton Newsom ■ " ' 

Lindsay Margaret Paroczai 

Madeline Elizabeth Parra ' • 

Emily Megan Powell 

Mary Kathryn Rains 

Caitlin Maureen Rawles 

Alexandra Marie Rittenberg 

Aaron Michael Robinson 

Mercedes L Robinson 

Kristin Alice Roynesdal 

Courtney Bailey Sanders 

Emmanuel James Lavwence Schwimmer 

Samantha Gayle Simpson 

DareO Singleterry, Jr. 

Andrew Philip Stegemann 

Hunter Hobbs Stone 

Karen Michele VanderMolen 

Calvin James Wicker 

Lisa Michelle Zook 



CLASS OF 2009 - BACHELOR OF ARTS 



Hanan Omar Abdul Hadi 
Sarah Elisabeth Addison 
Logan Charles Adermatt 
Ryan Mark Alexander 
John Morgan Anderson 
Brad Michael Bankos 
Chad Irvington Barnes 
Richard Samuel Baroody 

Honors in Classics 
Cameron Scott Ban- 
Bradley Tsun-Wen Batten 
Todd Coleman Behrman 
Sara Katherine Berry 
Mary Lauren Bishop 
Peter Constantine Bitoimis 
Andrew Harrington Bitterlin 
Kelvin Levon Blackwell, Jr. 
Whiting Peter Bolan 111 



Daphne Alison Fruchtman 
William David Fimderburg 
Robert Lord Galloway 
James William Garrett 
Jennifer Nicole Geyer 
Brandon Alexander Giles 
Melissa Gwen Gilkey 
Jennifer Kate Graham 
James Cameron Griffin 
Andrew Swicegood Guard 
Amanda Erin Halbersleben 
Rebecca Clare Harrison 
Joseph Earle Harvey 
Matthew Winfred Hayes 111 
William James Haynes III 
Christine Leighton Highet 
Brittany Layne Himelfarb 
Tiemey Joann Hodge 



Stephanie Joelle Norris 

Samuel Morgan O'Hatr 

Ayesha Omer 

David Allison Orsbon 
Honors in English 
High Honors in Religion 

Claire Margaret O'Shea 

Mary A. Palilonis 

Christopher Michael Panfili 

Megan Nichole Parks 

Gary Burke Parriott, Jr. 

Maxime Paulhus Gosselin 

Merritt Edward Peele 

Sarah Ellen Petrino 

Chieko Takai Phillips 

Carol Ann Plaxco 

Audrey Christine Pomeroy 

Ian Hovey Qua 



282 — Class of 2009 



Allison Jean Bollert 
Martha Avent Bomar 
Matthew Robert Bondaryk 
Duncan Eugene Bowling 
Mary Elizabeth Bowman 
Mary Christine Brady 
Mary Ross Bryant 
Matthew Marquis Burgin 
Bethany Grace Bush 
Brandon Ronald Byrd 

Honors in History 
Andrew Watson Cable 
Lauren Rene Calve 
Emily Hodgdon Cannon 
Andrew Peter Carlson 
Stef Joshua Carson 
William Frederick Carter 111 
Graham Michael Chapman 
Veronica Anne Charbonnet 
Matthew Ross Chazen 
Kevin Patrick Christian 
Stephen Chu 

Felipe Nicolas Cisneros Ramon 
Mehmet Can ^ivi 
Emanuel Larry Leggett Clark 
Joseph James Clark 
Sarah Elizabeth Coffey 
James Francis Colavita 
Kimberly Davtna CoUey 
Elizabeth Grace Cooper 
William Johnson Coughlin 
Claire Hewitt Covington 
Lazetta Ashley Crawford 
Jennifer Thomasin Crowley 
Caitljm Rae Culbertson 
Cory Courtney Cunningham 

Honors in English 
Meghan Duff Curtiss 
Nanci Elizabeth Danaher 
Mark Douglas Danforth 
Angelina Elizabeth Darrisaw 
Frederick Hart Davis 
Patrick Michel Nicholson de Visscher 
Eleanor Lytle Decosimo 
Bridgette Nicole Dixon 
Desiree Domo 
Devin Amber Draudt 
Juan Miguel Duque, Jr. 
Lora Lyubomirova Dushanova 
Alison Marie Dwyer 
Matthew Seth Easton 



Claire Eleanor Holland 
Rebecca Blaire Horton 
Jeff Martin Houser 
Alexander Binns Hoyt 
William Coleman Hubbard, Jr. 
Lydia Jane Hudson 
Alexandra Mougeot Hunger 
Ellen McCreary loanes 
Alissa Kirrdko Irei 
Matthew Lyman Jones 
Olivia Van Schoten Jones 
Nicholas Walker Kahler 
Alexandra Korsgaard Kalita 
Meredith Leigh Kanitra 
Ali Reza Karami Ruiz 
High Honors in French 
Zachary Breuer Kayne 
Andrew Pierson Kengeter 
Natalia Micole Kennedy 
WUliam Drake Kennedy 
Utsha Genevieve Khatri 
Chloe Suzanne King 
Errdly Stewart King 
Joshua Morris Kohn 
Kirk Michael Konert 
Kyle William Konrad 
Anastasia Kozhevnikova 
Omar Laafoura 
Robert Harrison Lassiter, Jr. 
Jonathan Oliver Leathers 
Justin Edward Lee 
Morgan Suzanne Lenz 
Julia Goodman Leventhal 
Gihong Lim 
Jennifer Drew Lindsey 
Kristen Elizabeth Lohneiss 
Marina Elizabeth Lopez 
Andrew O. Lovedale 
Michael Joseph Majzoub 
Kennesia Simone Martin 
Jonathan Scott Matthews 
Chloe Gray Mauro 
Harry Lowell Mayfield 
Laurin Currie McArthur 
Moira Katherine McCormick 
Matthew James McCusker 
James Wesley McNair 
Mary Elizabeth Mebane 
Maria Jose Mejia 
Matthew Joseph Mikrut 
James Byron Miller 



Alanna Marie Ream 

Amelia Sophie Richmond 

Patrick Nels Rivage-Seul 

Alexandra Lily Robinson 

Miguel Castelo Branco Leluau Rodriguez 

Michael Evan Rogers 

Brittany Leigh Rollek 

Kathryn EUzabeth Ruark 

Michael Christopher Saari 

Zain Sadiq 

Scott Donovan Saldana 

William Peter Sawyer 

Marian Lee Schembari 

Theodore Patalune Schlanger 

Ashley Lauren Semble 

Caroline Hadley Seymour 

Brett Alan Shore 

Courtney Jordan Siegel 

Mario Alonzo SUva, Jr. 

Alea Corin Skwara 

Anna Marie Smith 

Bennett W.Smith 

Graham MacDonald Smith 

Jonathan Ward Smith 

Melanee Christine Smith 

Jeremy Wayne Snyder 

Tometi Joseph Kwame Som-Pimpong 

Paul Petrovich Sorokin 

Robert Hendrickson Squibb 

Benjamen Sean Starkweather 

Kathryn Lineberger Steele 

Anne Prescott Stevens 

Sara Jean Stevens 

Richard Craig Stewart 

Paul Archibald Stroup IV 

Kevin Michael Sundeen 

Frank Stanislaus Swain 

Laura Grace Sweaiingen 

Jaclyn Claire Tan 

Austin Turner Taylor 

Rishonda Talicia Thomas 

Leslie Anne Thompson 

Jessica Theresa Totten 

Alexandra Scott Treyz 

Severin Raid Tucker 

Michael Elliott Van Ness 

Arthur Richard Van Sciver 

Molly Jane Waldron 

Jessica Ayana Walker 

Tesia Anne Wallace 

Julia Niles Ward 



Class of 2009 — 283 



Suzanne Elizabeth Eckl 
Eleanor Lauren Ericson 
Justin Ryan Eusebio 
Idris Arturo Evans 
Peter Thomas Evans 
Michele Britton Fanney 
Benton Thomas Ferguson 
Diego FOdes-Torrijos 
Christopher Arrix FitzPatrick 
William Owen Charles Fitzpatrick 
Eva AUson Foegeding 
David Shaw Fowler 



Emily Anne Mims 
Brian Joseph Moran 
Eric Gilbert Morel 
Honors in English 
Robert Adam Morri 
Rebecca Grace Morton 
Anjan Mukherjee 
Kathryn Rae Mulvey 
Scott Conley Myers 
Brittany Marie Narr 
Thomas Hunter Niemasik 
William Schubert Nolte 



John Randolph Watkins, Jr. 
James Ezekiel Webster 
Ross Sumner White 
Andrew Paul Whiteman 
Emily Elizabeth Wilkinson 
Danielle Leah Wipperfurth 
Jonathan Thompson Wolf 
Barrett Earle Worthington 
Cary Vernon Wright 
Christopher Lee Yoimg 
Ryan Travers Zirkle 



HONOR GRADUATES - CUM LAUDE 



Lila Saimders Allen, AB 
Brian Peter Aoyama, AB 
Sarah Elizabeth Baley, AB 

Honors in Spanish 
Michael Christopher Beaucaire, AB 
Kelly Eileen Beggs, AB 
Frank Stephen Benesh, AB 
Kevin Brendan Bimey, AB 

Honors in History 
Richmond Paul Blakea, AB 
Patrick Powers Brady, AB 
Kendra EUen Chapman, AB 

Honors in EngUsh 
Deborah McClure Clarke, AB 

Honors in History 
Katherine Anne Clausen, AB 
Erica Lynn Cribbs, AB 

Honors in Rehgion 
Alison Marie Cundari, BS 
Lauren Elizabeth Cunningham, AB 
William Cain DeLoache, BS 

Honors in Biologif 
Pavlina Volodieva Draganova, AB 
Stephen Edward FogUa, AB 
Kelsey Anne Formost, AB 
Lauren Joy Forsythe, AB 
Kelly Mead Franklin, AB 
Kelly Gwin Giles, BS 

Honors in Psychology 
Kimberly Laura Gorie, BS 
Honors in Psychology 
Jenna Margaux Gould, AB 

Honors in Music 



David Alexander Fiill Gregor, AB 

High Honors in Anthropology 
Elisabeth Bridget Haberl, AB 
Emily Myers Hammock, AB 

Honors in History 
Michael Joseph Harkins, AB 

Honors in History 
Chelsea Elyse Henderson 
Christopher Parker Hobson 
Anne McDonough Horn 
Emily Louise Howe, AB 

Honors in Music 
Erin Danielle Jaeger, AB 
Stephen James Kalin, AB 
Sarah Danielle Katz, AB 
Cory Elizabeth Kaufman, BS 
Christian Tyler Kirkland, BS 

Honors in Fsychology 
Sara Katherine Knicely, AB 
Emily Alexandra Koons, AB 
Mary Curran La Montague, BS 
Kimberly Carol Lang, BS 
Rachel Ann Leonard, AB 
Eleonora Concepdon Marranzini, AB 
Alexandra Cline McArthur, AB 
Tracy Christine, BS 

Honors in Psychology 
Neely Elizabeth Meeks, AB 

Honors in English 
Alyssa Michelle Milanes, BS 
Ambrice Kristen Miller, AB 

Honors in Art 
Robert Henry Mohr, Jr, BS 



Andrew David Morris, BS 
Whitney Harrison Mudd, BS 
Andrew Meer Muhich, BS 
Edmund Gregorie Monroe Neyle, AB 

High Honors in Spanish 
Alison Seager Nycum, AB 
Kendall Davenport Patterson, BS 
Alexandra Brooke Pederson, BS 

Honors in Psychology 
Elisabeth Jessie Franziska Pfister, AB 
Stephen Myles Potter, AB 
Laura Chandler Shillingburgm, AB 
WOliam Timothy Smith, AB 

Honors in Religion and 

Honors in Sociology 
Zachary Peter Spiritos, AB 
Charlotte Katherine Steeknan, BS 

Honors in Biology 
Katharine Davidson Stemstein, AB 
Marissa Catherine Stewart, AB 
Sara Ashley Strader, AB 
David Richards Stroup, AB 

Honors in Political Science 
Alexandra Olivia Desiree Tait, AB 
Vaidehi Mahesh Trivedi, AB 

Honors in Art History 
Christy Tucker, BS 
Christopher Griffin Vincoli, AB 
Carolyn Marie Wakeman, AB 
Katherine Gabriella Wiseman, AB 

Honors in English 
Alexandra Karenne Zsoldos, AB 



284 — Class of 2009 



HONOR GRADUATES - MAGNA CUM LAUDE 



Molly Leeanna Barnes, AB 
Laura Michelle Bergner, BS 

Honors in Biology 
Christopher Logan Boswell, BS 

Honors in Qiemistry 
Jessica Lynn Bradshaw, AB 

Honors in History 
KelU Jane Carroll BS 

High Honors in Biology 
Trevor James ChamberUn, AB 

Honors in Political Scimce '■■ 
Douglas Huntington Qark-Brown, AB 

Honors in Religion 
Scott Frankland Clifford, AB 
Katharine Holden Currie, BS 
Ann-Marie Felice, BS 

Honors in Psychology 
Katelyn Terese Finley, AB 

Honors in Political Science 

Honors in English 



Andrew Thomas Foglia, AB 
Laura Michelle Fontaine, AB 
Kent Curtis Ford, AB 
Andrew Jason Gorang, AB 
Fiugh Davis Greene, AB 
Elyse Breland Hamilton, AB 

Honors in Classics 
Elaine Eleanor Hargrove, AB 
Rachel Bemice Hope, AB 

Honors in Religion mid Literature 
Ethan Grant Jaffee,AB 

Honors in English 
Michelle Lauren Jester, AB 
Carolyn Susan Klaasen, AB 

Honors in Religion 
Lisa Jean Klein, AB 
DanieOe Veronica Lokaj, BS 

Honors in Psychology 
Patrick Stephen McArdle, AB 

High Honors in Political Science 



Caroline Allyn McDermott, AB 
Andrea Grace Mitchell, AB 
David Michael Palko, AB 

Honors in English 
Grace Abigail Pittenger, AB 
Sarah Chavez Rhodes, BS 

High Honors in Neuroscience 

SECOND HONOR 
Alison Monique Rittenberg, BS 
Cailyn Hereen Rood, AB 

Honors in English 
Caroline Anne Sanker, BS 
Sally Wickham Stephenson, AB 
Colby Charles Uptegraft, BS 
Benjamin Prime Van Dyke, BS 

Honors in Psyclwlogy 

FIRST HONOR 
Matthew David Webb, BS 
Hugh Marshall Worsham HI, AB 



2008 SUMMER GRADUATES 



Benjamin Qay Ashton, AB 
John David Fry, AB 



Bianca Shelton Guinn, AB 
Iain Tavish McMullen, AB 



Shaina Natasha Reid, BS 
Matthew Barrington Scott, AB 



ENROLLMENT 2008-2009 



Enrollment — 285 







FALL 






SPRING 




WOMEN 


MEN 


TOTAL 


WOMEN 


MEN 


TOTAL 


First- Year Students 


250 


230 


480 


247 


230 


477 


Sophomores 
Juniors 


233 
132 


221 
161 


454 
293 


233 
200 


221 
194 


454 
394 


Seniors 


230 


204 


434 


230 


196 


426 


Totals 


845 


816 


1,661 


910 


841 


1,751 


One- Year Certificate (International) 
Visiting Students 


3 
3 



1 


3 
4 


3 
1 


1 



4 
1 


Totals 


6 


1 


7 


4 


1 


5 


TOTAL HEADCOUNT* 


851 


817 


1,668 


914 


842 


1,756 


FIE 






1,668 






1,756 


*Davidson/Duke in Berlin 
*Classics 


5 



2 



7 



1 

7 


3 
9 


4 
16 


*FieId Studies 


2 


4 


6 











*India 


11 


3 


14 











*Peru 




















Tours (one semester) 
*Tours (two semesters) 
*Wiirzburg 


11 
2 



3 
1 



14 
3 



3 
2 








3 
2 



Visiting - Tours (Yr or Sem) 
Visiting - India 


1 

2 




1 


1 

3 


1 








1 




Visiting - Wurzburg 





. 














Totals 


34 


14 


48 


14 


12 


26 



* Included in Junior, Sophomore, and Senior Numbers 
( ) Number of Visitors Included in Adjacent Frequency 



286 — Geographical Distribution 



GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN OF DAVIDSON STUDENTS, FALL 2008 
Enrollment by State - Number of States (including District of Columbia) = 51 



Alabama 


21 


Kentucky 


26 


Oregon 


1 


Alaska 


1 


Louisiana 


7 


Pennsylvania 


66 


Arizona 


5 


Maine 


6 


Puerto Rico 


1 


Arkansas 


9 


Maryland 


87 


Rhode Island 


7 


California 


58 


Massachusetts 


44 


South Carolina 


55 


Colorado 


25 


Michigan 


9 


South Dakota 


1 


Connecticut 


41 


Minnesota 


10 


Tennessee 


33 


Delaware 


8 


Mississippi 


7 


Texas 


81 


District of Columbia 


10. 


Missouri 


10 


Utah 


2 


Florida 


104 


Nebraska 


2 


US Virgin Islands 


2 


Georgia 


117 


New Hampshire 


5 


Vermont 


. 5 


Hawaii 


1 


New Jersey 


58 


Virginia 


102 


Idaho 


3 


New Mexico 


4 


Washington 


12 


Illinois 


37 


New York 


102 


West Virginia 


10 


Indiana 


11 


North Carolina 


328 


Wisconsin 


3 


Iowa 


3 


Ohio 


46 


Wyoming 


3 


Kansas 


4 


Oklahoma 


3 


U.S. Armed Forces Address 


2 



Enrollment by Foreign Country - Number of Countries = 36 



Argentina 


2 


Germany 


5 


Nigeria 


1 


Bahamas 


2 


Ghana 


5 


People's Republic of China 


5 


Bermuda 


1 


Greece 


1 


Pakistan 


3 


Bulgaria 


3 


Guatemala 


2 


Republic of Korea(South) 


4 


Burma 


2 


Hungary 


1 


Scotland 


1 


Canada 


2 


India 


1 


Spain 


1 


Colombia 


1 


Jamaica 


1 


Switzerland 


1 


Dominican Republic 


1 


Japan 


1 


Trinidad 


1 


Ecuador 


5 


Malawi 


1 


Turkey 


2 


England 


2 


Mexico 


2 


United Arab Emirates 


1 


Ethiopia 


1 


Morocco 


1 


United Kingdom 


3 


France 


1 


Netherlands 


1 


Zimbabwe 


2 



Alumni Association — 287 



OFFICERS (as of January 2009) 

H. Linton Wray '62— President 

Susan F. McAvoy '71 — President-Elect 

Lucinda Kellam Jones '87 — Immediate Past President 

Terrence S. Hines '91 —Vice President 

J. Hill Stockton '82- Vice President 

Peter J. Wagner '92— Seaetary and Alumni Director 



Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

KemersviUe, North Carolina 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Davidson, North Carolina 



DECADE REPRESENTATIVES 

Omari T. Chaney '01 

Keams Davis '91 

Erika L. Dean '05 

Walter B.Edgar '65 

Leslie Nicole Grinage '03 

George W. Gunn '47 

Catherine Landis Henschen '78 

Izzy S. Justice '90 

E.R. "Rusty" Lindsey '76 

Mary Tabb Mack, '84 

James R. McNab IH '04 

William P. Reed, Jr. '76 

Andrew J. Schwab '93 

D. Phelps Sprinkle '93 

Debby Carlton Wallace '81 

WiUiamA.White'52 

Alva M. Whitehead '67 

EarlG.Wooten'84 

A. Malcolm CampbeU '84, Faculty Representative 

Richmond P. Blake '09, Senior Qass President 



Atlanta, Georgia 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

Columbia, South Carolina 

Durham, North Carolina 

Banner Elk, North Carolina 

Knoxville, Tennessee 

Cornelius, North Carolina 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 

New York, New York 

Brooklyn, New York 

San Francisco, CaHfomia 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Florence, South Carolina 

Los Angeles, California 

Davidson, North Carolina 

Eighty Four, Pennsylvania 



288 — Index 



INDEX 



Abemethy Grants, 56 
Academic assistance, 57 
Academic calendar, 2 
Accreditation, 2 
Administrative staff, 259 
Admission requirements, 9 

Advanced Placement, 11 

Application, 9 
' Campus visits, 11 

Early decision, 10 

International student, 13 

International Baccalaureate, 11 

Joint enrollment, 12 

Anthropology, 63 

Applied Mathematics, 213 

Applied Music, 21, 149 

Arabic, 69 

Art, 28, 70 

Asian Studies, 215 

Athletic honor awards, 280 

Athletics and Physical Education, 29, 160 

Attendance, 61 

Awards, 277 

Biology, 75 

Black Student Coalition, 33 

Broughton Hospital, summer program, 55 

Calendar, academic, 2 

Campus Center, 31 

Capsule Information, 291 

Career Services, 36 

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 54, 81 

Charlotte Area Educational Consortium, 54 

Chemistry, 83 

Chinese, 88 

Class of 2009, list of graduates, 281 

Classics, 91 

Code of responsibility, 25 

College Board tests, 9 

Communications, 35 

Communication Studies, 96, 215 

Computer Science, 218 

Concentrations, 41,213 

Applied Mathematics, 213 

Asian Studies, 215 

Communication Studies, 215 

Computer Science, 218 

Education, 219 



Environmental Studies, 220 

Ethnic Studies, 222 

Film and Media Studies, 224 

Gender Studies, 225 

Geonomics, 227 

International Studies, 229 

Medical Humanities, 229 

Neuroscience, 231 
Contract courses, 55 
Counseling, 37 
Course enrollments, 61 
Courses of Instruction, 63 

Anthropology, 63 

Arabic, 69 

Art, 70 

Biology, 75 

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 81 

Chemistry, 83 

Chinese, 88 

Classics, 91 

Communication Studies, 96 

Economics, 97 

Education, 102 

EngHsh, 106 

French, 114 

German, 120 

History, 128 

Humanities, 138 

Mathematics, 139 

Military Stiidies, 147 

Music, 149 

Philosophy, 156 

Physical Education, 160 

Physics, 166 

Political Science, 171 

Psychology, 178 

Religion, 184 

Russian, 125, 192 

Self-Instructional Languages, 192 

Sociology, 193 

South Asian Studies, 199 

Spanish, 201 

Theati-e, 207 
Cultural diversity requirement, 43 

(See listings under each academic department) 



Index — 289 



Curricular Enrichment, 271 
Ciarriculum, 41 

Davidson, history of, 5 
Dean Rusk Program 

in International Studies, 45 
Deferred Payments, 23 
Departmental honors, 44 
Dining Service, 26 
Disabled students, services for, 38 

Early decision admission, 10 
Eating houses, 27 
Economics, 97 
Education, 52, 102, 219 
EDUCOMCode,57 
Employment, 19 
Endowed book funds, 273 
EngUsh, 106 
Engineering, 53 
Enrollment data, 285 
Ethnic Studies, 222 
Examinations, 62 

Faculty, 242 

Fees, 19 

Film and Media Sudies, 224 

Financial assistance, 13 

Food service, 26 

Foreign language requirements, 42 

Foreign study, 47 

Fraternities, 27 

French, 114 

Gender Studies, 225 
Genomics, 227 

Geographical distribution, 286 
German, 120 
Grading system, 62 
Graduation honors, 44 
Graduation, requirements for, 42 

Health & Safety, 37 
History, 128 
History of the college, 5 
Honor societies, 276 
Honor code, 25 
Honors, departmental, 44 
Howard University, study in, 55 
Humanities, 138 



Independent study, 55 
Information Technology Services, 57 
Instructional support, 59 
Interdisciplinary study, 54, 81 
International Baccalaureate degree credit, 11 
International perspectives, 45 
International scholarships, 17 
International students, 13, 46 
International Studies Concentration, 229 
Internships, 36, 55 
Interviews and campus visits, 11 
Involuntary withdrawal, 39 

Kemp scholars, 56 

Laboratories and studios, 58 

Language requirements, 42 

Language resource center, 60 

Latin American students organization, 34 

Leadership development, 32 

Learning disabled services, 38 

Leave, 21 

Library, 56 

Loans, student, 18 

Majors, 41 

Math center, 58 

Mathematics, 139 

Medical Humanities, 229 

Military Studies, 147 

Minority student programs, 33 

Minors, 42 

Morehouse College exchange program, 33, 55 

Music, 28, 60, 149 

Named Professorships, 235 

Neuroscience, 231 

New Faculty and Instructional 

Appointments, 256 
Nondiscrimination policy, 2 

Other Instructional Appointments, 2007-08, 253 

Patterson Court, 27 

Philosophy, 156 

Physical Education, 29, 44, 160 

Physics, 166 

Political Science, 171 



290 — Index 



Pre-Law, 52 
Pre-Medicine, 51 
Pre-professional programs, 51 
Presidents of Davidson, 7 
Psychology, 178 
Publications, 35 
Purpose, statement of, 6 

Radio stations, 36 

Refund Policy, 22 

Religion, 184 

ReUgious activities, 30 

Requirements for graduation, 42 

Residence halls, 25 

Retired faculty, 239 

Room and board, 19 

ROTC, 18, 54, 147 

Russian, 125, 192 

Satisfactory acadeniic progress, 14 

Schedule adjustment, 61 

Scholarships, 15 

School for Field Studies, 55 

Self-Instructional languages, 50, 192 

Self-scheduled exams, 62 

Service, 34 

Social life, 31 

Sociology, 193 

South Asian Shidies, 50, 199 

Spanish, 201 

Special interest groups, 33 

Special study options, 54 



Standards of progress, 44 

Statement of purpose, 6 

Student counseling center, 37 

Student government, 32 

Shident health, 37 

Study abroad, 47 

Summer research, 56 

Summer study (contract courses), 55 

Teacher education, 52, 102 
Theatre, 29, 207 
Transcripts, 21 
Transfer credit, 62 
Trustees, 233 
Tuition and fees, 19 
Tutoring, 58 

Volunteer opportunities, 34 

Washington, study in, 55 
Withdrawal, 61 
Writing center, 58 



Capsule Information — 291 



DAVIDSON COLLEGE CAPSULE INFORMATION 2009-2010 

Founded: By Presbyterians in 1837. 

Campus: 450 acres with 101 buildings in Davidson, N.C., 19 miles north of Charlotte, plus 106 
acres on Lake Norman offering water sports. 

Calendar: Two 15-week semesters (fall and spring). Enrollment (Fall, 2008): 1,668 (817 men, 
851 women) 

Comprehensive Fee (2009-10): $45,030 

Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty: 151.2. Tenured/ Tenure Track Faculty: 155 — 95 percent 
of whom hold an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field. 

Shident-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 

Library: Eleven professional librarians offer reference assistance much of the 106 hours a week 
the Library is open; resources of over 631,000 volumes (including government documents) 
and over 4,800 serial subscriptions; plus access to thousands of online journals and other 
resources through the NC LIVE statewide computer network. Music Library with over 10,000 
books, scores, and recordings. Fully automated catalog available anywhere on campus and 
via the internet. Library building offers wireless access and laptops for checkout. 

Information Technology: Servers for academic computing, library automation, administiative 
operations. World Wide Web, electionic mail and other distiibuted computing services. 
Campus-wide gigabit network; wireless networks in academic buildings, Alvarez Student 
Union, E. H. Little Library, Sloan Music Center, Vail Commons, Chambers Building, Patterson 
Court; Ethernet connections in all residence hall rooms; networked microcomputer labs and 
classrooms with 450 Windows and Macintosh computers available to all students for general 
use. 

Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S. in 21 majors. 

Off-Campus Programs: See International Perspectives in Academic Programs and Policies 
Section for more information. Junior Year Abroad/Fall Semester/ Spring Semester in France; 
Fall Semester/ Spring Semester or year in Berlin (with Duke University); Fall Semester in India; 
Fall Semester in Peru; Spring Classics Semester Abroad; Summer Program in Ghana; Summer 
Programs in Zambia and Kenya; Summer Archaeological Dig in Cyprus; Summer Program in 
Cambridge, England; Summer Program in Cadiz, Spain; Summer Political Science Program 
in Washington, D.C.; Summer Program in Broughton in abnormal psychology at Morganton, 
N.C.; Semester and Summer Programs with the School for Field Studies in Austialia, British 
West Indies, Costa Rica, Kenya, and Mexico. 

Athletics: 21 intercollegiate teams-eleven men's and ten women's. Eighteen club sports and 
numerous intiamural sports. 

As of September, 2008, the six-year graduation rate for students entering in the Fall of 2002 
is 94 percent. Detailed information on graduation rates categorized by gender, ethnicity, and 
athletic participation is available in the Instutitional Research Office. 




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